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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom -
Expect a windy start this morning and mostly sunny skies throughout the day.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look at your weekend forecast coming up.


[7-AM-Bedford-Schools]


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A proposed raise has some employees in the Bedford County school system seeing red.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night]


Last night, the school board held a public hearing on next year's 85.9 million dollar proposed budget.
Part of that budget calls for a new pay scale that would give teachers a four to seven percent raise.
Some would do even better. Salaries for some principals and assistant principals would climb as much as 11 percent.

Raises for employees in the central office would be capped at ten percent.
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[SOT 16:53:59]
[IN Q=Most of our county]

((LAURA RODES/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: MOST OF OUR COUNTY WORKERS AS YOU GO AROUND WOULD BE LUCKY TO GET A THREE PERCENT INCREASE THIS YEAR. I BELIEVE IT IS WONDERFUL THING THAT WE HAVE ACCREDITATION BUT I DON'T BELIEVE WE NEED TO GO OVERBOARD. 10-PERCENT IS TOO HIGH.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Rodes/Bedford Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=is too high]
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Bus drivers also have concerns about the new pay scale.
Under the plan, bus drivers would now be paid by the hour and no longer by the day.
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[SOT 17:19:48]
[IN Q=We're salaried paid right]

((AUSTIN HULL/BEDFORD CO. BUS DRIVER: WE'RE SALARIED PAID RIGHT NOW, CONTRACTED. THEY'RE TALKING CHANGING TO A MATRIX SYSTEM THAT NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. WE CAN'T GET ANY STRAIGHT ANSWERS, IT'S A LOT OF CONFUSION.))
[SUPER=01-Austin Hull/Bedford Co. Bus Driver;]
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[OUT Q=a lot of confusion]
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Bus drivers fear they will end up losing money as a result of the new pay scale.
Several got up and requested that the school board explain the proposed new policy in writing.
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As for the proposed raises for administrators, the school system defends it saying no one in the central office has received a substantial raise in several years.


[7-11Wood]


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A nursing assistant at the Carriage Hill Retirement Center in Bedford faces assault charges for a allegedly hitting a 91 year old resident.
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31-year-old Cristy L. Wood was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with hitting a woman on the back with a cane.
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Police say the cane left a 14 inch long mark on the the resident's back. She also suffered a bruised ear.
Wood is currently being held at Bedford Adult Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

[7-11Sick-Room]


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Children's illnesses may not necessarily mean a sick day for parents who work for Carilion.
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The HoneyTree Early Learning Center will open a new facility near downtown Roanoke Monday. This center will offer a 'sick-room' called the "Chicken Soup Coop."
It'll provide care for children ages six weeks to twelve years old, who are mildly ill and cannot attend regular daycare or school.
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((NANCY AGEE/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: NO PLACE IN TOWN WAS ABLE TO PROVIDE SICK CARE FOR CHILDREN. SO I THINK THIS WILL BE A HUGE SOLUTION FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE JUST A LITTLE ILL BUT YOU WOULDN'T WANT THEM TO BE OUT WITH THE REST OF THE CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Agee/Carilion Health System]
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[OUT Q=the children.]
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The sick-room can accomodate eight children daily, and will be staffed with a licensed practical nurse. The center may open to the public after its first evaluation in July.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom -
It'll be sunny and cool today with strong winds to start things off.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look at your full forecast coming up.

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Six firefighters sustained injuries while fighting a blaze in Blackstone yesterday.
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The fire apparently started behind Mitchell's Restaurant about 4:30 and spread.
It burned out of control until about 8 last night.
Officials say six firefighters were injured when the front of one of the buildings blew out.
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[SOT 22:11:35]
[IN Q=You could see]

((YOU COULD SEE THE ROOF BLOW OFF THE BUILDING, COMEBACK DOWN AND THE FIRE BLEW OVER TOP OF US. AND I GOT HIT BY SOME FLYING GLASS. I REMEMBER JUST SCREAMING WE'VE LOST FIREMEN.)) [NO SUPERS]
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150 Fire firefighters from ten counties southwest of Richmond responded to the fire.
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[55-11XGR-budget]


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While both sides are still talking, hope of reaching a state budget agreement in the next 24 hours seems to be fading.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House and Senate remain at an impasse over the need for an increase in the state income and sales taxes.
The Senate is pressing for a multi-billion dollar tax hike to pay for education, transportation and public safety.
House conferees say they will not sign off on any general tax increases.
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[IN Q=THE FOLKS IN THE SENATE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE FOLKS IN THE SENATE FEEL VERY STRONGLY HOUSE FEELS STRONGLY BUT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOME MOVEMENT.))
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Both sides concede there is little hope that a budget agreement can be reached by Saturday.
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[IN Q=IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT]

((DELEGATE KIRK COX/R-HOUSE BUDGET CONFEREE: IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT IF THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO AT LEAST PUT A PROPOSAL I CONTEND THEY HAVE PUT OUT ALMOST NOTHING ON THE TABLE. SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R-SENATE BUDGET CONFEREE: WE'RE NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THEIR BUDGET ANY MORE THAN THEY ARE GOING TO ACCEPT OURS. ))
[SUPER=01-Del. Kirk Cox/(R) House Budget Conferee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Senate Budget Conferee; :08 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=they are going to accept ours.]
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If conferees fail to meet the deadline, legislators have the option of extending the current session or adjourning and returning for a special session.
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[55-11MLK-Bridge]


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More than three years ago, Roanoke's First Street Bridge was closed to traffic.
Now members of a committee helping to craft a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King hope it will stay that way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City Council voted to rebuild the bridge as a memorial to the civil rights leader.
Current plans call for one- way traffic, but now a citizens committee is recommending the bridge be restricted to pedestrians.
Members say safety is their primary concern.
A public meeting is scheduled on April 6th at the Dumas Center, and committee members will take the request to city council after that.
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[55-11Pulaski-Dam]


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A Pulaski County Dam has the town gushing with concern.
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Hogan dam is one of 30 the state is keeping an eye on.
The nearly 90 year old structure is about 60 feet high and made of concrete.
Officials say there is no immediate threat, but computer models show that 30 inches of rain in less than 24-hours could force the dam to break.
The town is asking Senator George Allen and Congressman Rick Boucher to apply for federal funding.
Fixing the spillway could cost 500-thousand dollars.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The weekend looks sunny, and pleasant for all the St. Patrick's Day events.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend weather forecast has in store coming up.


[8-11Blackstone-Fire]


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Six firefigthers were hurt while fighting a fire in Blackstone,
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The fire apparently started behind Mitchell's Restaurant about 4:30 and spread.
It burned out of control until about 8 last night.
Officials say six firefighters were injured when the front of one of the buildings blew out.
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[IN Q=You could see]

((YOU COULD SEE THE ROOF BLOW OFF THE BUILDING, COMEBACK DOWN AND THE FIRE BLEW OVER TOP OF US. AND I GOT HIT BY SOME FLYING GLASS. I REMEMBER JUST SCREAMING WE'VE LOST FIREMEN.)) [NO SUPERS]
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150 Fire firefighters from ten counties southwest of Richmond responded to the fire.
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[8-AM-Bedford-Schools]


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A proposed pay raise isn't sitting well with all employees in the Bedford County school system.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Last night, the school board held a public hearing on next year's 85.9 million dollar proposed budget.
Part of that budget calls for a new pay scale that would give teachers a four to seven percent raise.
Some would do even better. Salaries for some principals and assistant principals would climb as much as 11 percent.

Raises for employees in the central office would be capped at ten percent.
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[SOT 16:53:59]
[IN Q=Most of our county]

((LAURA RODES/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: MOST OF OUR COUNTY WORKERS AS YOU GO AROUND WOULD BE LUCKY TO GET A THREE PERCENT INCREASE THIS YEAR. I BELIEVE IT IS WONDERFUL THING THAT WE HAVE ACCREDITATION BUT I DON'T BELIEVE WE NEED TO GO OVERBOARD. 10-PERCENT IS TOO HIGH.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Rodes/Bedford Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=is too high]
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Bus drivers also have concerns about the new pay scale.
Under the plan, bus drivers would now be paid by the hour and no longer by the day.
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[SOT 17:19:48]
[IN Q=We're salaried paid right]

((AUSTIN HULL/BEDFORD CO. BUS DRIVER: WE'RE SALARIED PAID RIGHT NOW, CONTRACTED. THEY'RE TALKING CHANGING TO A MATRIX SYSTEM THAT NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT. WE CAN'T GET ANY STRAIGHT ANSWERS, IT'S A LOT OF CONFUSION.))
[SUPER=01-Austin Hull/Bedford Co. Bus Driver;]
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[OUT Q=a lot of confusion]
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Bus drivers fear they will end up losing money as a result of the new pay scale.
Several got up and requested that the school board explain the proposed new policy in writing.
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As for the proposed raises for administrators, the school system defends it saying no one in the central office has received a substantial raise in several years.


[8-11Boty-Deputies]


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The Botetourt County administrator and budget committee say deputies there will see a two-and-a quarter percent raise.
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[IN Q=Near and dear...]

((SHERIFF RONNIE SPRINKLE, BOTETOURT CO.: NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART, I GUESS, IS BEING ABLE TO PAY MY PEOPLE FOR A RAISE EACH YEAR. I THINK THEY DEFINITELY DESERVE IT. THERE AREN'T TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO TO TO WORK WITH A BULLET PROOF VEST ON, SO THAT'S WHY I THINK WE NEED TO COMPENSATE THEM FOR THE WORK THEY DO.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=... work they do.]
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Currently there are 89-employees at the Sheriff's office, 69 of them are sworn officers. Deputies in Botetourt start off at just under 24-thousand dollars.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 3/13/04
Saturday:

[SUPER=131-/Melanie Brown /Roanoke] located on bridge computer in birthday file



[SUPER=130-3/Autumn King/Wirtz]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Harry & Marie Torian/Roanoke] lsat name pronounced "tore -ee-an"



[SUPER=130-6/Cheynne Maxey/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=130-8/Jared Boyd/Laurel Fork]



[SUPER=130-12/Ethan Hafey/Roanoke] last name pronounced "half-ee"



[SUPER=130-3/Todd Wiley, II/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Robert Nance/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Ben Goad/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=130-4/Nicholas Brittain/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-45/Amanda Short/Gretna]



[SUPER=130-5/Christopher Fechisin/Daleville] last name pronounced "fetch - is - in"



[SUPER=130-5/Kassey Hall/Willis]



[SUPER=130-98/Raymond Sink/Bedford]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/David Akers/Dublin]



[SUPER=131-13/Cameron Akers/Moneta]



[SUPER=131-78/Mr. Garrett/Salem]



[SUPER=131-36/Charles Marshall/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-13/Robert Bradbury/Callaway]



[SUPER=131-/Will Allen/Lexington]



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