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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with highs only reaching the upper 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Friday outlook, coming up.
But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] In Grayson County Mount Rogers School only is on a 2 hour delay. And schools in Greenbrier County West Virginia are running 2 hours late as well.
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[7-11Warner-Budget]


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Governor Mark Warner says if Virginia is ever going to produce a balanced two-year budget, some taxes will have to be increased.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


Warner talked with local leaders in Danville yesterday about the ongoing budget stalemate in the General Assembly.

He says the House and Senate need to find some common ground and agree on a spending plan before localities start to suffer.
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[SOT 11:40:58]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO SEE IN MID-APRIL SCHOOL DIVISIONS HAVING TO NOTIFY THEIR TEACHERS THAT THEY MAY NOT HAVE A JOB NEXT YEAR. I MEAN, THAT'S JUST IRRESPONSIBLE OF THE LEGISLATURE NOT TO FINISH THEIR CONSTITUTIONALLY-MANDATED JOB OF PROVIDING A RESPONSIBLE TWO-YEAR BUDGET.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mark Warner]
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[OUT Q=responsible two-year budget.]
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House Republicans have maintained that any tax increase should be approved by the voters in a statewide referendum.
Warner thinks a compromise is possible within the next two weeks.
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[7-11College-pennies]


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Some Virginia college students are hoping their 200 thousand pennies will help in the debate over the state's sale tax.
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Students from Virginia-21 delivered pennies to the state treasurer yesterday to show their support for a one penny increase in the sales tax.
The group says the sales tax hike will help keep college tuition rates from soaring.
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[SOT 13:41:08]
[IN Q=RATHER THAN CONTINUING TO]

((JESSE FERGUSON/VIRGINIA21 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: RATHER THAN CONTINUING TO SEE IMPORTANT PROGRAMS GUTTED, WE ARE WILLING TO PAY A PENNY. RATHER THAN WATCHING OUR BEST PROFESSORS LEAVE FOR PUBLIC COLLEGES IN OTHER STATES, PROFESSORS GOING FROM UVA TO U OF MD AND FROM WILLIAM AND MARY TO RUTGERS, WE ARE WILLING TO PAY A PENNY.))
[SUPER=01-Jesse Ferguson/Virginia21 Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=WE ARE WILLING TO PAY A PENNY.]
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The pennies, 2-thousand dolllars worth, were collected on college campuses across the state.
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[7-6-Boty-Schools]


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The Botetourt County School Board finalized its budget for the next school year even though the final state budget is not in.
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Last night, members approved a nearly 39-million dollar budget, one based on Governor Warner's proposal.
It includes a two-percent raise for teachers, five-percent for administrators and supervisors and an increase in the retirement rate.
Botetourt county administrators previously paid 3-point-7 per cent to retirement, and with the increase, they will pay more than eight percent.
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[IN Q=We are spreading..]

((JACK THOMAS, BOTETOURT CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE ARE SPREADING THE WEALTH, WE'VE GOT SOME POSITION IN THERE, WE'VE GOT SOME SCHOOL BUSES IN THERE AND MAINTENANCE. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET EVERY AREA SHORED UP.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Thomas/Botetourt Co. School Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=.. AREA SHORED UP.]
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Dr. Thomas says if the General Assembly returns a different budget than Governor Warner's, the school board would have to amend its budget.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds, showers, and even some SNOW in the higher elevations today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast right after the news.

But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you this morning.
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[take schooltouch fs] In Grayson County Mount Rogers School only is on a 2 hour delay. And schools in Greenbrier County West Virginia are running 2 hours late as well.
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[55-11Galax-Troops]


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Members of the 946th Transportation Company have been bumped from not one, but three flights now.
But a Carroll County soldier doesn't want to put off his homecoming any longer.
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First Sergeant Steven Burnette's been in Iraq for 426 days. He completed his initial mission in November and has been on guard duty waiting for a flight home.
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

His family says, they're proud of Burnette's service to the country, but he's been there long enough and they want him out of harms way.
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[IN Q=He will ]
[SUPER=01-Krista Burnette/Galax Soldier's Wife;]

((KRISTA: HE WILL GIVE US A DATE, AND WE KIND OF KNOW NOW NOT TO PUT ALL OUR HOPES INTO.. .AFTER BEING BUMPED 3 TIMES. YOU KIND OF GO WITH THE FLOW AND SAY WELL WHEN YOU GET ON A PLANE THEN WE'LL KNOW.))
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[OUT Q=then we'll know.]
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Congressman Rick Boucher is now working on the case.
Boucher says he could have an official date for Burnett's return in the next day.
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[55-11Explore-Park]


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Many are questioning a proposal about whether an amiphitheater would bring more visitors to Virginia's Explore Park.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./2002;]

Right now, there is a specific zoning restriction for Explore Park called a "conservation overlay". It places strict limits on any construction and activities that involve private businesses. But many officials say that prevents public-private partnerships that could create new possibilities for the park without changing the historic look or purpose of the park's central area.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Altizer/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;]
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((MIKE ALTIZER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE OWE IT TO EVERYONE WHO'S CONTRIBUTED TO EXPLORE PARK TO DO WHAT WE CAN WITHIN THE REALM OF THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT PLAN TO MAKE THAT A WONDERFUL PARK AND A POINT OF DESTINATION. AND I THINK THIS WILL HELP ENCOURAGE THAT.))
[OUT Q=this will encourage that.]
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Altizer says the authority that operates Explore Park will petition Roanoke County's Planning Commission later this month to consider the change. County Supervisors would have the final say.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Chilly and damp again today, with winter weather linging in the higher elevations.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend outlook, coming up.
But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you.
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[take schooltouch fs] In Grayson County Mount Rogers School only is on a 2 hour delay. And schools in Greenbrier County West Virginia are running 2 hours late as well.
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[8-11Salem-Ax]


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A Radford man is sent to the hospital after his car was hit by train yesterday.
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Police say 63- year- old Cary Tolbert turned off Apperson Drive in Salem and into the path of a train.
His Toyota sedan was pushed about 50 feet and then thrown to the side of the tracks. Witnesses say the crossing signal WAS working. Tolbert is in good condition. Salem Police are still investigating, but so far, no charges have been filed.
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[8-VOBCave-Spring]


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Students at Cave Spring High School haven't finished the race yet when it comes to building their new track.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


For more than a year, the school has been raising funds to build a new track and fieldhouse.
So far, they've raised 145-thousand dollars but still need at least another million.
The athletes say it will be money well spent.
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[IN Q=It's just decaying]

((LAURENCE LOESEL/CAVE SPRING TRACK COACH: IT'S JUST DECAYING UNDERNEATH. THE FOUNDATION IS PRETTY MUCH COMPLETELY DECAYED SO WHAT YOU HAVE NOW IS A COMESTIC FIX.)) ((KAY HARVEY/CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN: AFTER PEOPLE START TO FEEL THIS IS A VIABLE PROJECT THEY ARE GETTING ON BOARD MORE AND MORE BUT IT TAKES AWHILE TO CONVINCE THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE THAT THIS FOR REAL THAT WE ARE STICKING WITH IT UNTIL IT'S DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Laurence Loesel/Cave Spring Track Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kay Harvey/Campaign Chairman; :09]
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[OUT Q=UNTIL IT'S DONE]
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The school hopes to have the new track and a practice field renovated by 2006.
It will probably be another two years after that before the fieldhouse is completed.
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[8-11Lottery-winners]


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A Virginia couple claimed the second-largest lottery jackpot in history yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday J-R Triplett and his wife Peggy produced the winning Mega-Millions ticket and claimed the 239 million dollar jackpot.
The couple waited nearly six weeks before claiming the jackpot.
The winners opted for the lump sum which before taxes comes to 141 million dollars.
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[SOT 11:33:04]
[IN Q=I'M GOING TO SPEND IT SOMEWHERE]

((J. R. & PEGGY TRIPLETT/MEGA-MILLION WINNERS: I'M GOING TO SPEND IT SOMEWHERE I DUNNO PROBABLY IN REAL ESTATE, INVEST A LOT OF IT. I'M GOING TO SPEND IT WISELY I'M GOING TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP.))
[SUPER=01-J. R. & Peggy Triplett/Mega-Millions Winners]
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[OUT Q=I'M GOING TO SHOP UNTIL I DROP.(LAUGHTER)]
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The grandparents of two plan to invest in real estate and will probably take a second honeymoon.
But first, the couple bought a tombstone for J.R.'s childhood friend, who died 25 years ago.
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