[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Plenty of sunshine today, but it won't do much to warm up temperatures.
Expect highs only around 40.
Steve Pardon has your Monday forecast, in just a few minutes.

But first we have a few school announcements to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] Greenbrier County schools in West Virginia is on a 2 hour delay. Patrick County schools are also running 2 hours late. And Pocahontas County schools are on a 2 hour delay.
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[7-AM-Harris]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]



[ENG#=1]


Roanoke City School Board members will hold a special meeting this morning to discuss the future of Superintendent Wayne Harris. Sources told News 7 late last week that the meeting will deal with the renegotiation of Harris' contract, and the likelihood that Harris will step down at the end of the current school year.
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[VO-NAT from 04-03 TC48:41]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;]

There was no mention of their Monday plans when board members gathered with Harris for a work session Friday morning.

Members of the board contacted later by phone would not reveal any additional details.
Harris also declined to comment.
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[7-11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC-1:33:03]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]



[ENG#=2]


Governor Mark Warner will be at Mill Mountain Coffee at 10 o'clock in downtown Roanoke later this morning. Warner discusses the potential consequences if the General Assembly cannot pass a budget.
[SS=VA Budget]


Meanwhie, Representatives from both chambers headed back to Richmond yesterday to try to reach a compromise.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local law- makers had a few hours this weekend to return home and meet with constituents. Senator John Edwards says HIS constituents are outraged at the General Assembly's inability to do its job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:53:24]
[IN Q=The big difference]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE RIGHT NOW SEEMS TO BE THAT THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION AS IT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY THE COMMONWEALTH, OR SHIFT THAT EVEN MORE BACK TO THE LOCALITIES WHICH WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO RAISE REAL ESTATE TAX RATES IN ORDER TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION.)) ((DEL. WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) ROANOKE: I BELIEVE THE HOUSE PLAN WHICH MATCHES THE GOVERNOR'S SPENDING LEVELS IN K-12 EDUCATION, REPLENISHING THE RAINY DAY FUND, HIGHER EDUCATION IS ACTUALLY A REALLY SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))

[SUPER=@Edwards; :00]
[SUPER=@Fralin; :17]
[RUNS=33]
[OUT Q=the right direction]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]

Fralin and Edwards both say they're disappointed the legislature couldn't reach a budget agreement during its regular session. This is the fifth day of a SPECIAL session dedicated to the budget, but the two chambers remain deadlocked over tax increases.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Further budget negotiations have been put on hold until Wednesday, that's the earliest the House budget *conferees* are willing to meet.


[55-WXHeads]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It's officially spring, but it doesn't feel like it out there.
Highs will only make it to around 40 this afternoon.
Steve Pardon has your seven day forecast, coming up.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you.
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[take schooltouch fs] Greenbriar County schools are running two hours late. Also a two hour delay in Highland County. Patrick County schools are running two hours late. As well as schools in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

(++++++++)[55-11L'burg-Stabbing]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Lynchburg Police are looking for a man in connection with a stabbing .
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[take pic fs] Police say 44-year-old Albert Kelly stabbed a woman several times including a severe neck wound. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hosptial yesterday for surgery, and is expected to recover from her injuries. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the stabbing or Kelly's whereabouts to call the Lynchburg City Police.
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[55-1181-Widening]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC-49:27]
[GRAPHIC=I 81]



[ENG#=1]



A local church is answering the call for a better Interstate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Speakers at the "Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke" discussed ways to improve Interstate- 81. The congregation was encouraged to get involved in decision making and support solutions that would use existing infrastructures like railroads.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We tend to hand]

((LIZA FIELD/CONSERVATIONIST: WE TEND TO HAND OUR LANDSCAPES OVER TO TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS- THEY DESIGN OUR CITIES, THEY DESIGN OUR INTERSTATES SO WE NEED MORE OF A SENSE OF THE VERTICAL SENSE OF A PLACE, THE HISTORY, THE WILDLIFE, THE WATER, THE SKY.))
[SUPER=01-Liza Field/Conservationist;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=the water, the sky]
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[VO-NAT]

The commissioner of V-Dot entered negotiations with Star- Solutions earlier this month. The group of contractors plan to widen Interstate 81 and charge tolls to pay for the improvements. However, an 18- month environmental study must be conducted before any improvements are made.
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[55-11Bowlathon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-07 TC-41:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG#=2]



Area bowlers came together to strike down a debilitating disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Nearly 200 bowlers put on their best game at Lee- Hi Lanes yesterday to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. The event was organized by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National M- S Society. The chapter serves 23- hundred local people who suffer from MS- a disease that breaks down and scars the central nervous system.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:00:31]
[IN Q=People with MS don't]

((FAY PAINTER: PEOPLE WITH MS DON'T KNOW WHEN AN ATTACK WILL OCCUR, HOW LONG IT WILL LAST, HOW MUCH DISABILITY THEY'LL HAVE. THE HARDEST PART OF LIVING WITH MS IS BECAUSE IT'S UNPREDICTABLE IN NATURE.))
[SUPER=01-Fay Painter/Blue Ridge Chapter President;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=unpredictable in nature]
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[VO-NAT]

Most people are diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20 and 50. The 6th- annual bowl- a- thon raised more than 80- thousand dollars. That money will go towards research, counseling and recreational programs.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine will replace morning cloudiness, but temperatures will stay chilly.
Steve Pardon has your Monday forecast.
But first we have a few school announcements to pass along to you.
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[take schooltouch fs]
(kim adlibs school delays)
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[8-AM-Harris]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=04-]
[GRAPHIC=Wayne Harris]



[ENG#=1]


The future of Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris appears to be on the line later this morning, when the City School Board holds a special meeting. Sources told us late last week the meeting will deal with the renegotiation of the superintendent's contract, and the likelihood that Harris will step down at the end of the current school year.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT from 04-03 TC48:41]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

There was no mention of their Monday plans when board members gathered with Harris for a work session Friday morning.

Members of the board contacted later by phone would not reveal any additional details.
Harris also declined to comment.
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[8-11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC-1:33:03]
[Graphic=Mark Warner]



[ENG#=2]


Governor Mark Warner will be in downtown Roanoke at Mill Mountain Coffee today. He will discuss the potential consequences if the General Assembly cannot pass a budget.
[SS=VA Budget]


Meanwhie, Representatives from both chambers headed back to Richmond yesterday to try to reach a compromise.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local law- makers had a few hours this weekend to return home and meet with constituents. Senator John Edwards says HIS constituents are outraged at the General Assembly's inability to do its job.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:53:24]
[IN Q=The big difference]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) ROANOKE: THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE RIGHT NOW SEEMS TO BE THAT THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION AS IT SHOULD BE FUNDED BY THE COMMONWEALTH, OR SHIFT THAT EVEN MORE BACK TO THE LOCALITIES WHICH WOULD PROBABLY HAVE TO RAISE REAL ESTATE TAX RATES IN ORDER TO FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION.)) ((DEL. WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) ROANOKE: I BELIEVE THE HOUSE PLAN WHICH MATCHES THE GOVERNOR'S SPENDING LEVELS IN K-12 EDUCATION, REPLENISHING THE RAINY DAY FUND, HIGHER EDUCATION IS ACTUALLY A REALLY SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))

[SUPER=@Edwards; :00]
[SUPER=@Fralin; :17]
[RUNS=33]
[OUT Q=the right direction]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]

Fralin and Edwards both say they're disappointed the legislature couldn't reach a budget agreement during its regular session. This is the fifth day of a SPECIAL session dedicated to the budget, but the two chambers remain deadlocked over tax increases.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

Further budget negotiations have been put on hold until Wednesday, that's the earliest the House budget *conferees* are willing to meet.