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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny and more spring-like today with highs in the 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-11Missing-Girl]


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A 14 year old girl who had been missing since Sunday is back home this morning.
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[TAKE FS PIC]
Brittany Renee Bibee (Bib-ey) was last seen Sunday afternoon walking along Route 40 in Patrick County.
Yesterday, the sheriff's department got a tip and the missing girl was found about 8:20 last night.
Members of Old Dominion Search and Rescue found her walking along Lee Elgin Road in the Woolwine area.
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Deputies say she's not hurt and has been returned home.

[7-11Brush-Fire]


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Three brush fires had firefighters busy in Montgomery County.
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The first one broke out after four o-clock yesterday afternoon on Pedlar Road. That's near the Ironto exit off I-81.
Firefighters from Elliston quickly extinguished the flames but then noticed two small fires on a mountain nearby.
A Department of Forestry helicopter was brought in to help contain those fires.
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[7-11Dan-River]


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One of the largest textile companys in Danville says it expects to post a net loss of 152 million dollars for the past year.
That's according to a notice filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Dan River Incorporated filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Wednesday.
Dan River said yesterday it expects to report net sales of 477 million dollars.
That compares with a net loss of 13 million dollars on net sales of 613 million for 2002.

[7-6-Ferrum-College]


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Major improvements are on the way to Ferrum College.
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Yesterday, officials announced plans to build a new 120-bed residence hall that will feature apartment-style living spaces and community areas. Aside from providing students with better living facilities, officials hope to attract new students as well.
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[IN Q=when students]

((JENNIFER BRAATEN/FERRUM COLLEGE PRESIDENT:WHEN STUDENTS COME TO A CAMPUS WE KNOW THAT'S A BIG PART OF THEIR DECISION. AND IF THEY COME ON A CAMPUS AND THEY SAY WOW THERE'S GREAT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS HERE, WONDERFUL ATHELTIC PROGRAMS, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE THE BEST FACILITIES AND THEY HAVE THE NICE PLACE TO LIVE, WHERE I SLEEP, WHERE I EAT, WHERE I RECREATE, WE KNOW THAT'S IMPORTANT.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Braaten/Ferrum College President;]
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[OUT Q=that's important]
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Other projects include expanding the student center to add a new alumni conference center, as well as renovating two halls for more classroom and office space.
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Construction is slated to begin this Fall and completed by 2006.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Dress in layers today.
The chilly morning temperatures will give way to pleasant highs in the 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, coming up.

[55-6-National-Guard]


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More than 100 Virginia National Guard troops returned home to Fort Eustis to their loved ones yesterday.
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Around 1 a-m, soldiers of the 10-32nd Transportation Company were reunited with their families after a year-long deployment to the Middle East.
Some said the safe return of unit was the answer to many prayers.
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[SOT 13:05:58]
[IN Q=Proud. You live...]

((EVELYN JOHNSON/MOTHER OF SOLDIER: PROUD. YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH ANTICIPATION BUT YOU HAVE FAITH TO KNOW THAT GOD WILL GET HIM THROUGH.))
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[OUTQ=get them through]
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Members of the Gate City- based unit said they had been looking forward to this day since they left.
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((SPC JONATHAN FANNON/NATIONAL GUARD MEMBER: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. IT'S BEEN A YEAR. IT'S OVER, AND I AIN'T GOING BACK.))
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[OUT Q=ain't going back.]
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The unit ferried supplies to and from the troops in combat.
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[55-11Vinton-Rescue]


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Members of a local rescue squad are outgrowing their quarters and say they need more room.
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Right now, Vinton's first aid crew works out of a building on Jackson Avenue. But, things have been tight- space is at premium and storage is non-existant. Vinton town officials realize there is a problem. They commissioned a study on the building, which determined it needed to be replaced- but where they would get the money, remains to be seen.
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((KEVIN BOGGESS, VINTON TOWN MANAGER: IT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE TO DETERMINE WHERE MONEY FOR A NEW BUILDING WOULD COME FROM - AS YOU MENTIONED, EVERYBODY'S BUDGET IN THE VALLEY IS TIGHT. THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EXPENSIVE BUILDING, IN ORDER TO BUILDING AN ADEQUATE BUILDING FOR THE FIRST AID CREW.))
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The current proposal has the new building being built in the parking lot next to the Vinton Fire Department. Boggess estimates the building could cost upward of one-million dollars.
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[55-11Olympics]


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Two area wrestlers hope to bodyslam their way onto the Olympic team.
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Keno Shepherd and Isreal Gilbert will compete this week in the U-S Nationals in Las Vegas. If they make the top eight, they'll move on the Olympic trials.
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[IN Q=This is something I really want it's not]

((KENO SHEPHERD/WRESTLER: THIS IS SOMETHING I REALLY WANT IT'S NOT ABOUT ENDORSEMENTS, ABOUT MONEY, IT'S JUST SOMETHING YOU HAVE WITHIN YOURSELF YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO))
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Both competitors are former high school champions --but they say even at the age of 30, they still have what it takes to win.
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[IN Q=I have a love for wrestling]

((ISREAL GILBERT/WRESTLER: I HAVE A LOVE FOR WRESTLING. SO I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD GO AHEAD AND COMPETE FOR MYSELF AND THE COMMUNITY ))
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[OUT Q=myself and the community.]
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While the two like to grapple with each other --they won't have to actually compete against one other because they're in different weight classes.
If they make it to the Olympic trials --we'll let you know.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Spring weather is making return appearance after several chilly days.
We'll see high temperatures this afternoon in the 60s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, right after the news.




[8-11City-Council]


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Superintendent Wayne Harris' replacement should be in place by June 1st. School board members met behind closed doors yesterday and decided to search both interally and externally for Harris' fill-in. Harris's retirement will be effective at the end of June. In the meantime, Roanoke City Council will hear from the public about the applicants for School Board. In closed session yesterday the panel took up the issue of which candidates will be granted interviews. A public hearing on their decisions will be held April 19th.
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Council also heard that the city's budget is on track for this year. Revenues from the sales, room and meals tax are up. Now, leaders are just waiting on word that *state* lawmakers are making progress on *their* budget.
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[IN Q=It's just very unsettling...]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: IT'S JUST VERY UNSETTLING.., THE FACT THAT WE'VE HAD GOOD GROWTH LOCALLY BUT THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE STATE MAKES IT REALLY DIFFICULT TO TRY TO PULL EVERYTHING TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=to try to pull everything together.]
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Burcham says the House and Senate plans differ by as much as 16-million dollars in education funding alone.

[8-11Budget-Cuts]


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Lynchburg City Council is holding a big public hearing on the budget tonight. The city may need to make some cuts to fill a 12-million dollar hole in its budget, but some say lower-income residents should "not" bear the burden of those cuts.
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Yesterday, disabled advocates unveiled a plan that would save the city 900-thousand dollars by eliminating 21 jobs in the Human Services Department.
They say by being more efficient, the city won't have to cut things like night-time bus service which many disadvantaged residents rely on.
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[IN Q=People need their]

((ROB JARVIS/L'BURG AREA CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING: PEOPLE NEED THEIR JOBS AND NEED TRANSPORTATION. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE NUMBER IS, MUSCLE IS MUSCLE, FAT IS FAT. IF WE'VE GOT TO MAKE CUTS WE GOTTA MAKE CUTS.))
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Jarvis and his supporters will bring their plan to tonight's public hearing on the budget.
City leaders say they expect a big turnout.
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[8-11Jet-Service]


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Federal money will help a regional jet service fly high in central Virginia.
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A half-million dollar federal grant helped convince Delta Airlines to bring jet service to Lynchburg last year.
Since then, ridership in the larger, faster planes has nearly doubled, thanks in part to more competitive ticket pricing.
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Delta officials said yesterday they plan to continue the service even after the grant money runs out this spring.


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