[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Governor Mark Warner today ordered mandatory evacuations from low- lying areas that'll be in the path of Hurricane Isabel.
Meanwhile, our local forecast stay pleasant today, with sunshine and highs in the 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next.





[7-11Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]


Wherever Isabel goes, one local relief agency is prepared to be there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Workers at the Salvation Army in Roanoke are loading up a truck with supplies.
They'll pull out as soon as they're needed.
Their mobile canteen has a small kitchen, but it can serve 400 meals a day.
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[SOT 21:12:31]
[IN Q=The last time]

((ERIK NICKELL: WE'VE LOADED UP WITH THE BARE ESSENTIALS JUST TO GET US BY FOR A COUPLE DAYS OR MAYBE EVEN JUST A COUPLE HOURS. IT DEPENDS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WE FEED, HOW MANY PEOPLE WE HELP WHILE WE'RE AT WHERE WE'RE AT.))
[SUPER=01-Erik Nickell/Salvation Army;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=where we're at.]
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[VO-NAT]


The last time the mobile canteen was used was after 9-11 at the Pentagon.
It stayed there for nearly three months, serving rescue workers and cleanup crews.
Nickell says THAT experience helped The Salvation Army better prepare for future disasters.
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[7-11Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-30 2:04:12]
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Murder suspect Kevin Eugene Brown says that he did "not" help shoot to death a Lynchburg couple in their home last year and that prosecutors have the wrong man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 2002;]


Brown is the second man to stand trial for the murders of Anthony and Ronda Robinson in April of 2002.
Brown admits to being at the Robinsons' home that night, but says he ran off when he heard gunshots.
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[SOT 00:29:59]
[IN Q=He tries to]

((STEPHANIE MADDOX/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE TRIES TO GET AWAY FROM SUSSEX STREET. TRIES TO GET DOWN FROM THE PORCH, FALLS DOWN AND HITS HIS KNEE, RUNNING OFF THE PORCH. AND HE'S GOING TO TELL YOU THAT SOMEBODY DID CHASE HIM, GRABBED HIM FROM BEHIND AND HE STRUGGLED WITH THE GUY AND TOOK OFF, KEPT GOING RUNNING DOWN WESTOVER, GETTING AWAY FROM SUSSEX STREET BECAUSE HE HEARS SHOTS BEING FIRED.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Maddox/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=shots being fired.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says that third, unidentified suspect is the one who helped murder the Robinsons.
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[7-11Tech-Classes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 1:04:29]
[GRAPHIC=Virgnia Tech]


A recent state fire marshal inspection indicates overcrowded classrooms at Virginia Tech are a safety violation.

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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 5;]

State fire officials visited Tech LAST Wednesday, about a week after a photo in the Roanoke Times showed students sitting in the aisles of a lecture hall. Inspectors found one violation--a cart that was blocking an aisle--which was corrected on-site. But, officials later discovered that the 329 students enrolled in the class actually exceeded the room's posted occupancy of 300.
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[SOT 2659]
[IN Q=the enrollment]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN: THE ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED BY CLASSROOM LOAD OCCUPANCY, BUT PROFESSORS ARE ALLOWED TO FORCE-ADD, AND THEY DO THAT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT BY THE FIRST EXAM THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE CERTAIN STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to lose students]
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[VO-NAT]

Hincker says the university has corrected the problem, by adding another course section, taught on-line.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
As Hurricane Isabel gets closer to the eastern seaboard, Governor Warner has authorized mandatory evacuations for designated coastal areas in Virginia.
That goes into effect at 11 this morning.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, plus our local forecast, coming up.

[55-11Travel]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]


You may want to check out your travel plans ahead of time before you head out this weekend. As Isabel approaches, Amtrak has already cancelled some trains scheduled to go through Eastern Virginia.
The two trains which go through cities in this region- the Crescent and Cardinal- are still both scheduled- though that could change.
Airlines have not cancelled flights yet- but they say they will relax their reservation policies depending on Isabel.

[55-11Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-30 2:04:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Kevin Eugene Brown, the second of two men charged in a double murder in Lynchburg last year is standing trial for the crime.. but his attorneys say the wrong man is in the courtroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April 2002]


Brown is the second man to stand trial for the murders of Anthony and Ronda Robinson in April of 2002.
Brown admits to being at the Robinsons' home that night, but says he ran off when he heard gunshots.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:29:59]
[IN Q=He tries to]

((STEPHANIE MADDOX/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE TRIES TO GET AWAY FROM SUSSEX STREET. TRIES TO GET DOWN FROM THE PORCH, FALLS DOWN AND HITS HIS KNEE, RUNNING OFF THE PORCH. AND HE'S GOING TO TELL YOU THAT SOMEBODY DID CHASE HIM, GRABBED HIM FROM BEHIND AND HE STRUGGLED WITH THE GUY AND TOOK OFF, KEPT GOING RUNNING DOWN WESTOVER, GETTING AWAY FROM SUSSEX STREET BECAUSE HE HEARS SHOTS BEING FIRED.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Maddox/Defense Attorney]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=shots being fired.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brown says that third, unidentified suspect is the one who helped murder the Robinsons.
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[55-6-Online-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-31 1:34:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some Roanoke County students will be entering cyberspace to attend classes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The county now has a cyber learning center which allows high school students to take classes on-line.
Students enrolled in summer school used it for the first time a few months ago.
They got all their assignments, did all their work, and corresponded with their classmates and teachers through a computer.
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[SOT 16:53:24]
[IN Q=The students have been]

((CAROLINE OVERFELT/E-LEARNING COORDINATOR: THE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN INTERNET SAVVY FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND HAVE SHOWN ALL OF US HOW TO DO THINGS. NOW WE'RE KINDA CATCHING UP AND OFFERING THEM OPPORTUNITIES TO UTILITIZE THE INTERNET IN A POSITIVE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Caroline Overfelt/E-Learning Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=in a positive way]
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[VO-NAT]


Now that the school year is underway, teachers are using the computer to supplement regular classroom work.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today Governor Warner announced that mandatory evacuations will be in effect starting at 11 this morning for designated low- lying areas along the path of Hurricane Isabel.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details on that, plus the latest on our local forecast, coming up.





[8-11Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Isabel]


Hurricane Isabel won't stop one local relief agency from helping others.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Workers at the Salvation Army in Roanoke are loading up a truck with supplies.
They'll pull out as soon as they're needed.
Their mobile canteen has a small kitchen, but it can serve 400 meals a day.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:12:31]
[IN Q=The last time]

((ERIK NICKELL: WE'VE LOADED UP WITH THE BARE ESSENTIALS JUST TO GET US BY FOR A COUPLE DAYS OR MAYBE EVEN JUST A COUPLE HOURS. IT DEPENDS ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WE FEED, HOW MANY PEOPLE WE HELP WHILE WE'RE AT WHERE WE'RE AT.))
[SUPER=01-Erik Nickell/Salvation Army;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=where we're at.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The last time the mobile canteen was used was after 9-11 at the Pentagon.
It stayed there for nearly three months, serving rescue workers and cleanup crews.
Nickell says THAT experience helped The Salvation Army better prepare for future disasters.
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[8-11Tech-Classes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-34 1:04:29]
[GRAPHIC=Virgnia Tech]


Too many students in the classrooms are creating a safety problem at Virginia Tech.
That's according to a recent inspection.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 5;]

State fire officials visited Tech LAST Wednesday, about a week after a photo in the Roanoke Times showed students sitting in the aisles of a lecture hall. Inspectors found one violation--a cart that was blocking an aisle--which was corrected on-site. But, officials later discovered that the 329 students enrolled in the class actually exceeded the room's posted occupancy of 300.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2659]
[IN Q=the enrollment]

((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN: THE ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED BY CLASSROOM LOAD OCCUPANCY, BUT PROFESSORS ARE ALLOWED TO FORCE-ADD, AND THEY DO THAT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT BY THE FIRST EXAM THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE CERTAIN STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to lose students]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Hincker says the university has corrected the problem, by adding another course section, taught on-line.
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[8-11VMI]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-29 1:49:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

V-M-I's class of '62 has established a Superintendent's discretionary fund of nearly half a million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

The gift comes from the new superintendent's classmates... his "brother rats." Three years ago the news from here was all about the Superintendent's use of a ONE- hundred-thousand dollar discretionary fund. General Binford Peay (pee) now has five times as much money at his discretion as Josiah Bunting had. General Peay formally assumed command of the college yesterday.
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[SOT 12:23:43]
[IN Q=Confident in our]

((CONFIDENT IN OUR BASIC PRINCIPLES AND IN THE COMBINED TALENTS IN THE ENTIRE VMI COMMUNITY, I WELCOME THESE CHALLENGES AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE WITH CONFIDENCE AND OPTIMISM. ))
[SUPER=01-Binford Peay/VMI Superintendent]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=confidence and optimism.]
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[VO-NAT]

Peay was presented the key to the original V-M-I arsenal, as a symbol of the school's 164-year legacy and of its future. (------------)