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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cloudy and cooler today, with a good chance of rain.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.





[7-VOB-Town-Meeting]


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Virginian's wants the lawmakers in Richmond to get their act together.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


That was the message area legislators heard last night at a town hall meeting held at the Montgomery County Government Center.
More than a hundred people showed up to voice their frustration about the state budget impasse.
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[SOT 31:41]
[IN Q=i THINK IT'S]

((DELEGATE JIM SHULER: I THINK IT'S RATHER RIDICULOUS. WE'RE BEING PAID 115 DOLLARS A DAY FOR THREE MINUTE MEETINGS. IT'S AN INSULT TO THE TAXPAYERS OF VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW FOR THIS PROCESS TO CONTINUE LIKE THIS.))
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Many had different opinions what should be cut and what should see a tax hike.
But the majority in the crowd oppose the idea that tax increases should be put on a referendum to let voters decide.
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[7-11Tech-Visit]


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Students who will attend Virginia Tech next year can expect to pay more, but at this point, no one knows how much more.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The state budget impasse has Tech's budget process at a virtual standstill.
As they wait for lawmakers to make up their minds, the Board of Visitors voted yesterday for a maximum tuition hike of 9-point-6%.
Under that proposal, it would cost an in-state undergraduate an extra 883-dollars to attend Tech.
Even with the full hike, Tech would remain the most affordable university in the state.
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[SOT:55:41:00 ]
[IN Q=I just really]


((ALLAN BRADLEY: I JUST REALLY HOPE IN THE FUTURE ITS NOT GOING TO DISUADE PEOPLE FROM APPLYING. AND WE'RE GONNA GET TO A POINT WHERE, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE THE STILL THE CHEAPEST IN THE STATE WE'RE SIMPLY GOING TO GET UNAFFORDABLE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND I'M WORRIED ABOUT SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA))
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[VO-NAT]


The increase will be used to help pay for faculty raises.
The school will also add more money to financial aid.
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[7-11UVA-Doctor]


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The malpractice suit against a U-V-A doctor doesn't appear to be over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/March 8;]

Earlier this month, the state board of medicine censured anesthesiologist Thomas Pajewski (Pie-yes-key), in connection with the death of David Hudson man four years ago. The board determined Pajewski (Pie-yes-key) overmedicated Hudson and failed to monitor him after surgery. Pajewski's (Pie-yes-key's) attorney, however, says he WILL file an appeal before next month's deadline.
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[7-6-Franklin-Schools]


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Students in Franklin County WILL get a Spring Break after all.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./February 16;]

School officials announced yesterday they will NOT use part of the Spring break schedule next month to make up for snow days. Students have missed 13-days of class this year because of snow. But officials say the kids will still have to spend Memorial Day in school to help accomodate for the lost days.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Be sure to bring along the umbrella today, with rain likely by this afternoon.
Highs will stay cool, in the 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, coming up.

[55-11Richmond-fire]


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Residents are still cleaning up the aftermath of the worst fire in Richmond in decades.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


City officials say 14 buildings have been condemned and nine families displaced due to the blaze.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Friday; :06]


The flames destroyed a five-story apartment building under construction and several homes a few blocks away.
Property damage from the fire is estimated at 20 million dollars.
That figure is expected to rise as residents continue to assess the wreckage.
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[IN Q=ALL OF OUR ELECTRONICAL STUFF]

((MARK ROBBINS/APARTMENT DESTROYED IN FIRE: ALL OF OUR ELECTRONICAL STUFF ALL OF OUR CLOTHES TWO OF MY ROOMMATES LITERALLY LOST EVERYTHING THEY OWN.))
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The fire has been linked to one death... that of a woman who lost her oxygen supply when power to her home was cut off.
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[55-11Church-Group]


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A new group plans to take on the morality problem in the Roanoke Valley..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They call themselves Concerned Christians of the Roanoke Valley and they met for the first time last night at Hollins Road Baptist Church.
It's a group made up of area churches that plan to address moral and family value issues.
They formed after Vinton voters approved off track betting and Roanoke expanded alcohol sales at the Civic Center.
The group is moving forward with plans to appeal the A-B-C board's decision to grant that new alcohol license.
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[55-6-New-Stadium]


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Heavy equipment is still moving around on the site of the proposed stadium near the Roanoke Civic Center even though the project was put on hold.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City Council recently put the brakes on the project until after the May elections, but members did allow the contractor to complete site work that was already under way.
The work has been delayed because of winter weather, and more recently, spring rain.
Officials say crews needs another seven to ten days of sunshine to complete the work.
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[55-6-Smith-Dam]


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The naturally-generated electric dam has been restored in Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The city re-started the hydroelectric dam that had been out of service for more than four months.
A faulty hydraulic line caused the dam to shut down its power generation last November. The city says the much-needed repairs came just in time.
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((WADE BARTLETT/INTERIM CITY MANAGER: IT'S ALWAYS A CRITICAL TIME TO SAVE MONEY FOR THE CITY BUT OUR PEAK LOADS DO OCCUR IN THE SUMMER SO THAT IS AN ISSUE AND WE WANTED TO GET THIS UP AND RUNNING BEFORE THE SUMMER HEAT.))
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The dam meets only two percent of the city's electrical need. But officials say generating during peak times saves the city a significant amount of money.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A lot cooler today, with a good chance of showers.
Look for the rain to linger into tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.





[8-11Police-Dogs]


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They are suppose to take a bite out of criminals NOT citizens, but one Roanoke woman says a trained police dog attacked her, leaving her scarred and shaken.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened earlier this month as police chased a suspect on Kellogg Avenue. Police say once the suspect got out of the car, they released the dog. Meanwhile, Betty Ramey says she heard a noise outside and opened her door- when a Roanoke Police Department dog bit her arm and wouldn't let go.
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((BETTY RAMEY, VICTIM: THIS IS A POLICE DOG AND HE'S BEEN TRAINED AND SHOULD KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FEMALE, OR MAN AND A CHILD. THE DOGS ARE TRAINED TO ATTACK EVERYBODY. IF IT COULD HAPPEN TO ME, IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU NEXT.))
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((SGT. MAC BABB, ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: EVEN HANDLERS WILL TELL POLICE OFFICERS, IF WE DEPLOY THE DOGS, DON'T GO IN BETWEEN THE DOGS OR THERE'S A POTENTIAL FOR AN ACCIDENTIAL BITE THERE.))
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Police arrested Ramey's two sons in the home that night- they face numerous charges. Meanwhile, Ramey has filed a complaint against the police department citing bruality and forced entry into her home.


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[8-6-Death-Penalty]


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The death penalty case of convicted triple-murderer David Larry Nelson has the Supreme Court considering the constitutionality of some state- administered lethal injections.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/1997]

The high court's decision could affect the local murder case of James Edward Reid. Reid was scheduled to die by lethal injection last December for killing an 87-year old Christiansburg woman in 1997. But a federal appeals court stayed the execution. Reid's attorney says it appears his client's veins would need to be sliced to allow for the lethal injection, amounting to cruel and unusual punishment.
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Virginia is one of 14 states that allows such a practice.

[8-6-Jail-Death]


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An inmate at the Roanoke City Jail was found dead yesterday morning in his cell. Deputies say 37-year-old Darryl Anthony Moyer of Roanoke apparently hanged himself with pieces of his bed sheet. Rescue crews tried to revive Moyer, but he was later pronounced dead at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Moyer was recently convicted on federal drug and weapons charges, and faced up to 10-years in prison. An autopsy will be performed.

[8-11Smith-Dam]


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Martinsville's hydroelectric dam is back in the power business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The dam shut down last November after a mechanical failure.
But yesterday, city officials were on-hand when the power switch was once again turned on. (------------) Officials say by generating during peak times, the dam saves Martinsville a lot of money.