[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Plenty of sunshine and more mild temperatures as we start the work week.
Steve Pardon has your Monday outlook, up next.





[7-11Williamson-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC-55:28]
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Williamson Road in Roanoke is about to get a new look.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Barrels have been barricading parts of the center lane for more than a month now. City engineers say they plan to breathe new life into parts of the turning lane.
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[SOT 22:22:23]
[IN Q=We kept the same]

((MARK JAMISON/CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER: WE KEPT THE SAME NUMBER OF LANES, BUT TOOK SOME EXISTING LANES WE DIDN'T FEEL WERE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND ARE CREATING SOME TURN LANES AND SOME LANDSCAPE MEDIANS TO TRY AND BEAUTIFY AND INCREASE SAFETY IN THE CORRIDOR.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Jamison/City Traffic Engineer;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=in the corridor]
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[VO-NAT]

The city has already replaced parts of the curb and sidewalk along the road.
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[7-1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-1:45:44]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Drivers on Interstate 81 had time on their hands yesterday as a string of accidents tied up traffic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

State Police say at its worst, the backup extended more than 21 miles. It all started with a minor accident in the Northbound lanes near Mile Marker 138 around noon. At least 7 other accidents happened in the backup over the next 7 hours, damaging at least 16 vehicles. Police say traffic Southbound was clear for the most part until 41 year old Michael Shearer of Illinois tried to cross the median, but got his tractor trailer stuck and blocked two lanes for hours. State Police held their day shift over to handle the mess. Sunday is traditionally the heaviest commercial traffic day of the week.
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[7-11BC-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC-1:39:02]
[GRAPHIC=BC/ACC]


The A-C-C expansion is finally complete after months of unexpected twists and turns.
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[VO-NAT - :08.5]
[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/Last Season;]

Yesterday, the A-C-C extended a bid for Boston College to become the 12th member of the league by a 9-to-zero vote. Boston College quickly accepted.
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[SOT - End of server story/3:09:39]
[IN Q=]

((GENE DEFILIPPO/BOSTON COLLEGE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; FOR US THIS REALLY HELPS TO SECURE OUR FUTURE IN THE LONG TERM. THIS IS A GREAT FIT FOR US BOTH ACADEMICALLY AND ATHLETICALLY, AND WE'RE VERY, VERY EXCITED.)) ((JOHN SWOFFORD/ACC COMMISSIONER; I THINK THEY SHARE THIS CONFERENCE'S VALUES. ALL ALONG THEY'VE HAD AN INTEREST IN BEING A PART OF THIS. AND I THINK IT ADDS ONE MORE EXCELLENT SCHOOL TO WHAT WILL NOW BE A 12 MEMBER MIX.))
[SUPER=01-Gene DeFilippo/Boston College Athletic Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Swofford/ACC Commissioner; :13]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=a 12 member mix.]
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[VO-NAT - :27+]

Because the league will have 12 teams, the move will allow the A-C-C to hold a football conference championship game that is expected to bring in between 5 and 10 million dollars. The league appealed to the N-C-double-A to allow a championship game with only eleven members, but that was denied. Boston College is expected to start league play in 2005, and WILL have to pay an exit fee to the Big East. Virginia Tech and Miami will play their first games as A-C-C members next September.
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[55-WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It'll be a great day to spend you lunch hour outside, as highs warm into the 70s today.
Steve Pardon has details in the forecast, right after the news.

[55-11Williamson-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC-55:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Change is coming to Williamson Road in Roanoke...and that's good news for traffic in that area.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Barrels have been barricading parts of the center lane for more than a month now. City engineers say they plan to breathe new life into parts of the turning lane.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:22:23]
[IN Q=We kept the same]

((MARK JAMISON/CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER: WE KEPT THE SAME NUMBER OF LANES, BUT TOOK SOME EXISTING LANES WE DIDN'T FEEL WERE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY AND ARE CREATING SOME TURN LANES AND SOME LANDSCAPE MEDIANS TO TRY AND BEAUTIFY AND INCREASE SAFETY IN THE CORRIDOR.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Jamison/City Traffic Engineer;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=in the corridor]
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[VO-NAT]

The city has already replaced parts of the curb and sidewalk along the road.
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[55-11BC-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC-1:39:02]
[GRAPHIC=BC/ACC]


It's official. After adding one more school to its conference the A-C-C expanison is finally complete.
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[VO-NAT - :08.5]
[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/Last Season;]

Yesterday, the A-C-C extended a bid for Boston College to become the 12th member of the league by a 9-to-zero vote. Boston College quickly accepted.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - End of server story/3:09:39]
[IN Q=]

((GENE DEFILIPPO/BOSTON COLLEGE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; FOR US THIS REALLY HELPS TO SECURE OUR FUTURE IN THE LONG TERM. THIS IS A GREAT FIT FOR US BOTH ACADEMICALLY AND ATHLETICALLY, AND WE'RE VERY, VERY EXCITED.)) ((JOHN SWOFFORD/ACC COMMISSIONER; I THINK THEY SHARE THIS CONFERENCE'S VALUES. ALL ALONG THEY'VE HAD AN INTEREST IN BEING A PART OF THIS. AND I THINK IT ADDS ONE MORE EXCELLENT SCHOOL TO WHAT WILL NOW BE A 12 MEMBER MIX.))
[SUPER=01-Gene DeFilippo/Boston College Athletic Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Swofford/ACC Commissioner; :13]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=a 12 member mix.]
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[VO-NAT - :27+]

Because the league will have 12 teams, the move will allow the A-C-C to hold a football conference championship game that is expected to bring in between 5 and 10 million dollars. The league appealed to the N-C-double-A to allow a championship game with only eleven members, but that was denied. Boston College is expected to start league play in 2005, and WILL have to pay an exit fee to the Big East. Virginia Tech and Miami will play their first games as A-C-C members next September.
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[55-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#= net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Horses are helping people from across the state receive a new type of therapy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Hundreds of Virginians with disabilities are getting helping hand from horses.
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[SOT 8:31:03]
[IN Q=Riding teaches many]

((MARJORIE YOUNGS: RIDING TEACHES MANY THINGS. IT TEACHES, YOU KNOW PHYSICALLY YOU'VE GOT YOUR BALANCE, MUSCLE TONE AND ALL THOSE SORTS OF THINGS, BUT YOU'VE ALSO GOT TO PAY ATTENTION. YOU HAVE TO BE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Marjorie Youngs/Therapeutic Riding Association President;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=be following directions]
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[VO-NAT]

70 riders from across the state were at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington this weekend to practice and show off their skills. One of the riders, 18 year old Rachael Atol says competing has helped shaped her life. The program helps people of all ages overcome physical, mental, and emotional afflictions.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A light jacket is all you need, with morning temperatures well into the 50s and low 60s.
Steve Pardon has the complete work week forecast, up next.





[8-11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC-32:10]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Still no word on why a small plane crashed over the weekend at Roanoke Regional Airport, but the National Transportation Safety Board is on the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

56-year-old Robert Kennedy of Hardy told authorities he crash-landed his experimental plane after having mechanical and electrical problems. Investigators say Kennedy had been in Roanoke for a few days working on the plane and was headed to New London, Connecticut. There were no passengers. At least four flights in and out of the airport were delayed because of the accident. One flight was diverted to Washington D-C -- another was diverted to West Virginia.
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[8-1181-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-1:45:44]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Drivers were held up for hours on I-81 yesterday as a string of accidents backed up the interstate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

State Police say at its worst, the backup extended more than 21 miles. It all started with a minor accident in the Northbound lanes near Mile Marker 138 around noon. At least 7 other accidents happened in the backup over the next 7 hours, damaging at least 16 vehicles. Police say traffic Southbound was clear for the most part until 41 year old Michael Shearer of Illinois tried to cross the median, but got his tractor trailer stuck and blocked two lanes for hours. State Police held their day shift over to handle the mess. Sunday is traditionally the heaviest commercial traffic day of the week.
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[8-11BC-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC-1:39:02]
[GRAPHIC=BC/ACC]


A-C-C is finally complete. After months of unexpected twists during the Spring, the A-C-C is now intact with 12 teams.
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[VO-NAT - :08.5]
[SUPER=03-Chestnut Hill, MA/Last Season;]

The A-C-C extended a bid for Boston College yesterday to become the 12th member of the league by a 9-to-zero vote. Boston College quickly accepted.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - End of server story/3:09:39]
[IN Q=]

((GENE DEFILIPPO/BOSTON COLLEGE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; FOR US THIS REALLY HELPS TO SECURE OUR FUTURE IN THE LONG TERM. THIS IS A GREAT FIT FOR US BOTH ACADEMICALLY AND ATHLETICALLY, AND WE'RE VERY, VERY EXCITED.)) ((JOHN SWOFFORD/ACC COMMISSIONER; I THINK THEY SHARE THIS CONFERENCE'S VALUES. ALL ALONG THEY'VE HAD AN INTEREST IN BEING A PART OF THIS. AND I THINK IT ADDS ONE MORE EXCELLENT SCHOOL TO WHAT WILL NOW BE A 12 MEMBER MIX.))
[SUPER=01-Gene DeFilippo/Boston College Athletic Director; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Swofford/ACC Commissioner; :13]
[RUNS=29]
[OUT Q=a 12 member mix.]
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[VO-NAT - :27+]

Because the league will have 12 teams, the move will allow the A-C-C to hold a football conference championship game that is expected to bring in between 5 and 10 million dollars. The league appealed to the N-C-double-A to allow a championship game with only eleven members, but that was denied. Boston College is expected to start league play in 2005, and WILL have to pay an exit fee to the Big East. Virginia Tech and Miami will play their first games as A-C-C members next September. (------------)