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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with highs in the lower 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-VOB-Slate-Hill]


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The Roanoke County Planning and Zoning Commission says "no," but developers say they're not backing off their plans for a hillside near Tanglewood Mall.
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Developer James Smith wants to build a 35 acre retail and office park.
It is called the Slate Hill Project and would be located near the intersection of Routes 419 and 220 in Roanoke County.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


At last night's Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, concerns were raised about traffic in the area, erosion on the hill, and an overall lack of details for the project.
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[SOT 11:35]
[IN Q=Slate Hill's request]

((FRANCES BOATMAN/NEARBY RESIDENT: SLATE HILL'S REQUEST AND LACK OF INFORMATION SUBMITTED IS LIKE ME ASKING YOU FOR MONEY. YOU ASK ME WHY I WANT THE MONEY AND I TELL TO MAKE A PURCHASE. YOU ASK WHAT I PLAN TO PURCHASE AND I SAY STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Boatman/Nearby Resident;]
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[OUT Q=AND I SAY STUFF]
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The attorney for the developer points out the majority of the project can be built without rezoning from the county.

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[SOT 25:00]
[IN Q=My clients]

((ED NATT/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: MY CLIENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BUILD R-3 USES ON THAT PROPERTY NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Natt/Developer's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=on that property now]
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That could mean condominiums or townhouses.
After two hours of debate, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously denied the rezoning request.
The Board of Supervisors will have the final say at its April 27th meeting.
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[7-11City-Schools]


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According to a long awaited audit, Roanoke City Schools get a failing grade when it comes to reporting discipline and safety.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Municipal Auditor released his findings to the school board last night.
The audit revealed the school system reported incomplete and inaccurate data on discipline.
It found 31 out of 56 incidents were not properly coded.
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[SOT 5:33]
[IN Q=Given the circumstances]

((DREW HARMON/MUNICIPAL AUDITOR: GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND DISCIPLINE CRIME VIOLENCE, DATA REPORTING AND SAFETY IN SCHOOLS WE'RE NOT SURPRISED AT ALL TO HAVE A FEW FINDS LIKE WE HAD.))
[SUPER=01-Drew Harmon/Municipal Auditor]
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[OUT Q=finds like we had]
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Harmon also says schools failed to conduct required annual safety audits and had inadequate emergency management plans.
A follow-up audit is planned for next year.
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[7-11Bank-Robbery]


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Lynchburg police arrested the man they say robbed a Bedford County bank last month when he tried to rob another bank that was closed.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./March 17]


37-year-old Maurice Preston Scott was arrested yesterday and charged with robbing the SunTrust Bank in Forest on March 17th.
Police say Scott tried to rob the Central National Bank on Tate Springs Road in Lynchburg .. but the bank was closed when he came to the door.
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[SOT 16:54:38]
[IN Q=It's nothing I]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT'S NOTHING I SUPPOSE IN THE BOOK OF ROBBING BANKS THAT SAY YOU GOTTA BE REAL SMART. CAME TO THE BANK DOOR WITH HIS MASK ON, THE DOOR WAS LOCKED, AND I SUPPOSE HE RATTLED IT AND CERTAINLY THAT DREW ATTENTION TO HIM AND THE REST IS HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=the rest is history.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bank employees called police and Scott was quickly apprehended.
He's facing attempted robbery charges in Lynchburg.
Police also say he has confessed to the Bedford County robbery.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Unseasonably warm today, with temperatures soaring into the 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your mid- week outlook, coming up.

[55-11Dog-Attack]


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The owner of a horse attacked Sunday by two dogs is blaming the lack of a Bedford County leash law for the incident.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Carol Simmons' miniature horse "Tater" was in his pasture near Hardy Road, when what appeared to be two dark-colored pitbulls attacked him. Simmons' neighbors tried to shoot the dogs, but they got away. Tater received a few stitches and is doing okay. Animal control placed traps in the area to help capture the dogs. Only some parts of Bedford County require owners to leash their dogs.
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[55-11NASCAR-Ballet]


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A local dance company is toeing the line, and putting its spin on NASCAR.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Next week, Roanoke Ballet Theatre will debut an original production of NASCAR Ballet. Performances next Thursday and Saturday are timed to coincide with the race in Martinsville.
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[SOT 5:01 - 5:10]
[IN Q=The piece is choreographed...]

((JENEFER DAVIES MANSFIELD/ROANOKE BALLET THEATRE: THE PIECE IS CHOREOGRAPHED IN SUCH A WAY WHERE THEY PASS EACH OTHER, THEY HAVE WRECKS, THEY GET FIXED BY A PIT CREW, AND IN THE END THERE'S ONE WINNER.))
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((SHALEIGH COMERFORD/DANCER: IT'S NOT SO MUCH THE PHYSICS OF IT AS IT IS THE IDEA OF PEOPLE MOVING IN UNISON AND OUT OF UNISON TRYING TO GET TO AN END. I DON'T KNOW IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE. I THINK WE'RE STILL PULLING CONNECTIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Jenefer Davies Mansfield/Roanoke Ballet Theatre; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shaleigh Comerford/Dancer; :10]
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[OUT Q=we're still pulling connections.]
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NASCAR drivers Ward Burton, Rick Mast and Frank Kimmel will make appearances and the race will be called by WDBJ's own Mike Stevens. NASCAR Ballet will be held at the Jefferson Center. Tickets range from 11 to 30-dollars.
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[55-11Sunless-Tan]


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A tan may take weeks to get, but now there's another option that takes less than a minute.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


The device looks similar to a shower and works by spraying a mist of self tanner and bronzer onto the client.
The customer can wear a swimsuit or go in naked. How long it lasts depends on your skin tone.
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[SOT1:54:04]
[IN Q=I would say five days]

((ROBYN GOODPASTURE/SPA VA OWNER; I WOULD SAY 5 DAYS. IF YOU'RE A MORE TAN PERSON IT'S GOING TO LAST LONGER ON YOU. I'M A VERY PALE PERSON IT'S GOING TO FADE A LITTLE FASTER ON SOMEBODY LIKE ME ))
[SUPER=01-Robyn Goodpasture/Salon Owner]
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[OUT Q=faster on somebody like me]
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Kristal Adams says her tan lasts about two weeks.
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[SOT1:44:59]
[IN Q=I think using the spray tan I've go more of a natural]

((KRISTAL ADAMS/CUSTOMER; I THINK USING THE SPRAY TAN I'VE GOT MORE OF A NATURAL LOOK MORE OF A NATURAL GLOW 04 SOMETIMES WHEN YOU GO TO A TANNING BED TOO MUCH IT GIVES YOU AN ORANGE COLOR OR MORE OF BRONZE OF THEN YOU WOULD LIKE. I THINK IT LOOKS MORE NATURAL AND HEALTHIER HERE ))
[SUPER=01-Kristal Adams/Customer]
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[OUT Q=and healthier here]
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[VO-NAT]


After the session, it takes about 3 hours to see the true color of the tan.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see a mixture of sun and clouds, with unseasonably warm temperatuers this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week outlook, right after the news.





[8-GA-Budget]


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The House of Delegates passed a one- year stop gap budget that's meant to keep the state afloat until July first, 2005.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

It gets the final House vote today, but both the Senate and Governor Mark Warner say they will reject it.
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[SOT 19:11:16]
[IN Q=I don't know...]

((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING TO END UP. WE ARE CERTAINLY CONCERNED IN THE HOUSE WE DON'T WANT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO PREVENT THAT.))
[SUPER=01-@Griffith;]
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[OUT Q=...can to prevent that.]
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Many legislators were left scratching their heads yesterday, after several compromise bills that would raise the sales tax by half a cent failed to advance in the House Finance Committee.
The measures were offered as a way to break the four-week long budget stalemate.
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[8-Budget-L'Burg]


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Hundreds of people in the Hill City came out to the public hearing on the city's budget. Many who spoke out know what they want to keep, but aren't sure what to cut.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]

More than 200 people turned out for Tuesday's public hearing to learn more about how to fill a deficit anywhere from 8 to 17 million dollars. Many of the proposals include raising several local taxes, while cutting back on a variety of services. While resturant owners say a higher meals tax is bad news, others say they are willing to pay more if it meant fully funding things like education.
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[IN Q=Nobody wants to...]

((LISA HAMES/SUPPORTS TAX INCREASE: NOBODY WANTS TO INCREASE TAXES ON PERSONAL PROPERTY OR REAL ESTATE, BUT WE ARE ONE OF THE LOWEST-TAXED PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY AND WE ARE NUMBER 47 IN EDUCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hames/Supports Tax Increase;]
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[OUT Q=...47 in education.]
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City Council took some heat for voting itself a pay raise this year, while things like night-time bus service, the museum system, and the downtown library could get cut.
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[IN Q=I urge you...]

((ELLEN NYGAARD/FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: I URGE YOU AS A COUNCIL TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER WHAT CUTTING THE HOURS AND BUDGET OF THE LIBRARY SAYS ABOUT US AS A COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Nygaard/Friends of the Library;]
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[OUT Q=...as a community.]
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Council has the next seven weeks to balance things out.
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[8-6-B'burg-Sewer]


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Two people are taking their fight over Blacksburg's controversial sewer extension to the courtroom.
A suit was filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court against the town yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


The residents are challenging the legality of a more than 7 and a half million dollar bond that will help pay for the sewer line through Toms Creek.
The suit alleges the town did not follow proper procedures when passing a bond for the sewer project.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Town officials are not commenting on the suit.