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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting out with some sunshine, but we can't rule out the possibility of more thunderstorms this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your work week forecast, coming up.





[7-AM-Quarry]


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It may be a rocky battle for one company at tonight's Botetourt County Planning Commission meeting.
A proposed quarry for that area is getting a cool reception.
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[Take Quarry Map FS Event516] Timber Ridge Properties wants to open a stone quarry and processing plant on 300 acres of land along Catawba Creek in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT from 04-19 TC11:20]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Week;]

Opponents promise to be present. They worry about water contamination and increased truck traffic on Route 220. Timber Ridge officials say several state and federal agencies oversee quarry operations, and the company will be a good neighbor. The hearing begins at 6.
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[7-11Hylton]


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It's been one year since a Christiansburg police officer was killed in the line of duty.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/May 2003; QUICK!]

43-year-old Officer Scott Hylton was responding to a shoplifting call, when he was shot and killed outside a gas station. Yesterday afternoon, Hylton's family and former colleagues attended a memorial in his honor at the Topeco Church of the Brethren in Floyd.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Hylton's name was recently added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D-C. Several members of the Christiansburg Police Department will be heading to the nation's capital this week in honor of National Police Officers Week.

[7-11Rke-Airport]


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Air travel in Roanoke was briefly halted last night because of scattered thunderstorms.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Airport officials say that several lightning strikes knocked out the runway lights shortly before 9 o'clock, and lasted for about an hour. The airport's website is reporting some delays this morning. Anyone with questions about a specific flight is being asked to call their airline, and not the airport offices.
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[7-11Event-Zone]


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When making plans, "two heads are often better than one,"and event planners in the Star City are heeding that advice.


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A year ago, Festival in the Park and the city's Special Events Committee merged to become Event Zone.
The organization now handles eleven events including Festival in the Park, the St. Patty's Day parade, and the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.
The goal of Event Zone is to bring many different events under one umbrella and make things easier for everyone involved.
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[IN Q=People come to us]

((STU ISRAEL/EVENT ZONE DIRECTOR: PEOPLE COME TO US. THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO RUN AROUND TO EVERY DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY TO GET THEM TO SIGN OFF ON THEIR PERMITS. THEY BRING IT TO US AND WE FACILITATE THE WHOLE PROCESS AND IT HAS MADE IT A LOT EASIER ON THE CITY AS WELL AS A LOT EASIER ON THOSE DOING THE EVENTS.))
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Since its formation, Event Zone has created two new events including Midnight on the Market which takes place on New Years Eve.
Also this year, local colors has been expanded to two days and that takes place May 15 and 16th.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The mercury will be soaring again today.
Look for highs well into the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, after the news.

[55-AM-Quarry]


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The Botetourt County Planning Commission may get an earful tonight on the topic of a proposed quarry in the area.
(+++++++)

[Take Quarry Map FS Event516] Timber Ridge Properties wants to open a stone quarry and processing plant on 300 acres of land along Catawba Creek in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT from 04-19 TC11:20]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Week;]

Opponents promise to be present. They worry about water contamination and increased truck traffic on Route 220. Timber Ridge officials say several state and federal agencies oversee quarry operations, and the company will be a good neighbor. The hearing begins at 6.
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[55-11Event-Zone]


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When making plans for their festivities, event planners in Roanoke don't have to go very far.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


A year ago, Festival in the Park and the city's Special Events Committee merged to become Event Zone.
The organization now handles eleven events including Festival in the Park, the St. Patty's Day parade, and the Blue Ridge Blues and Jazz Festival.
The goal of Event Zone is to bring many different events under one umbrella and make things easier for everyone involved.
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[SOT 19:48:21]
[IN Q=People come to us]

((STU ISRAEL/EVENT ZONE DIRECTOR: PEOPLE COME TO US. THEY NO LONGER HAVE TO RUN AROUND TO EVERY DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY TO GET THEM TO SIGN OFF ON THEIR PERMITS. THEY BRING IT TO US AND WE FACILITATE THE WHOLE PROCESS AND IT HAS MADE IT A LOT EASIER ON THE CITY AS WELL AS A LOT EASIER ON THOSE DOING THE EVENTS.))
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[OUT Q=doing the events]
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Since its formation, Event Zone has created two new events including Midnight on the Market which takes place on New Years Eve.
Also this year, local colors has been expanded to two days and that takes place May 15 and 16th.
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[55-11Zoo-Mothers]


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Mill Mountain Zoo honored mom's of all breeds yesterday for Mother's Day.
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Mothers were admitted free with a paying child. Pat Brown and her family used to live in the area, but now live in North Carolina. Her mother's day gift was a trip back home to her favorite zoo.
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((PAT BROWN: MY HUSBAND AND I BEFORE WE HAD HER WE'D COME UP HERE EVERY SUNDAY AND VISIT AND DRINK OUR COFFEE AND JUST SIT AND RELAX. WE HAVE ZOOS IN NORTH CAROLINA, BUT NOTHING QUITE AS COMFORTABLE AND RELAXING AS IT IS HERE.))
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Her daughter Candice says she couldn't ask for a better mom.
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((CANDICE BROWN: SHE'S A WONDERFUL MOM AND SHE'S VERY KIND AND SWEET.))
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Brown says it's amazing to see how much animals like Ruby the Tiger have grown over the past few years. A number of zoo animals will also become moms this spring. Zoo Keepers say the Red Pandas were seen breeding, but they're not yet sure if the female is pregnant. Meanwhile the snow- leopard cubs turn one this month.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We could see more scattered thunderstorms during the heat of the day, as highs climb in the mid 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Monday forecast, coming up.




[8-6-Warner]


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A Virginia senator is weighing in on the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.
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Senator John Warner joined retired General Wesley Clark and South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham on "Meet the Press" yesterday morning to talk about the treatment of detainees. Warner defended Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and wants him to stay on the job.
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[IN Q=This man, Secretary...]

((THIS MAN SECRETARY DON RUMSFELD IS A MAN OF CONSCIENCE. HE'S STRONG, HE'S EFFECTIVE AND I CAN CONTINUE TO WORK WITH HIM, I ASSURE YOU.))
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The Pentagon will give Congress unreleased photos showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by U.S. soldiers. Warner said lawmakers will be allowed to view the photos in private, but could NOT say when they would be made available to the public.
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[8-6-XGR-Costs]


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Governor Mark Warner is expected to sign the budget that the General Assembly has given him.
But what was the final cost to taxpayers for the extended session?
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;]

Taxpayers will pay legislators a total of about 65-thousand dollars for living expenses during the General Assembly's 55 days of overtime. 41 delegates agreed to accept the compensation of 115 dollars a day. Another 12 accepted the money, but said they'll donate it to charity. All 40 senators declined to accept the allowances. The per diem payments have not been mailed out, and some delegates could still elect not to accept the payments. Legislators were paid per diems only when they attended sessions in Richmond.
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[8-11Zoo-Mothers]


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In honor of Mother's Day, Moms of all breeds were celebrated yesterday at Mill Mountain Zoo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Mothers were admitted free with a paying child. Pat Brown and her family used to live in the area, but now live in North Carolina. Her mother's day gift was a trip back home to her favorite zoo.
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[SOT 1:37:24]
[IN Q=My husband and I]

((PAT BROWN: MY HUSBAND AND I BEFORE WE HAD HER WE'D COME UP HERE EVERY SUNDAY AND VISIT AND DRINK OUR COFFEE AND JUST SIT AND RELAX. WE HAVE ZOOS IN NORTH CAROLINA, BUT NOTHING QUITE AS COMFORTABLE AND RELAXING AS IT IS HERE.))
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Her daughter Candice says she couldn't ask for a better mom.
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((CANDICE BROWN: SHE'S A WONDERFUL MOM AND SHE'S VERY KIND AND SWEET.))
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Brown says it's amazing to see how much animals like Ruby the Tiger have grown over the past few years. A number of zoo animals will also become moms this spring. Zoo Keepers say the Red Pandas were seen breeding, but they're not yet sure if the female is pregnant. Meanwhile the snow- leopard cubs turn one this month. (------------)