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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... It's a partly cloudy summer day with temperatures in the lower 80s and a slight chance for thunderstorms. Steve Pardon has the forecast coming up.




[7-6Craig-Skl-Budget]


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Craig County officials are scheduled to make a decision on the school system budget this week -- months later than usual.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

Most schools around the Commonwealth try to have a budget in place by April so they can alert teachers about assignments for the next year and get everything set for students. Tomorrow night the county is expected pass the school's budget after months of disagreement. While, both sides are eager to move forward- school superintendent Dr. Rose Martin blames some of the problems on the extended General Assembly session in Richmond.
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[IN Q=With the amendment of the...]

((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WITH THE AMENDMENT OF THE BUDGET WE'LL GET A GREAT COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR OUR TEACHERS FOR THE NEXT YEAR. THE MCCLEARY RENOVATION -WE MIGHT HAVE TO PUT THAT ON HOLD, BUT WE'LL BE PAYING ON THE DEBT SERVICE OF THIS NEW BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rose Martin/Craig Co. School Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=... of this new building.]
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Martin says the school system also had to hold off on plans to buy a handicapped bus for the upcoming year.
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Renovations and upgrades at Roanoke Regional Airport are moving along.
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Crews are now smoothing a section at the end of the runway and adding a drainage system. That will make the area safer for passengers if a plane ever slides off the runway. A new lighting system is also being installed. Renovations will wrap up next year when the runway gets an overhaul.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE RUNWAY DOWN ALMOST TO SURFACE AT THAT POINT AND GET A SLIGHT GRADE INCREASE OUT OF IT THAT'S SORT OF A HUMP.))
[SUPER=01-Jackie Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport Director;]
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The airport's new air- traffic- control tower is now complete and in the process of being wired.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: NOW THE FAA IS IN THERE BUSILY WORKING TO MAKE SURE ALL THE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS THAT ARE AROUND EITHER THE AIRPORT OR THE VALLEY ARE BEING HOOKED IN SO THE CONTROLLERS CAN SEE IT ALL.))
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Roanoke Regional plans to start using the new tower in December.
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[7-1181-Construction]


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The future of Interstate 81 is unclear, but that's not keeping the Virginia Department of Transportation from working to keep the highway safe.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

V-Dot entered into negotiations with STAR Solutions to make possible improvements to the interstate in March. Those negotiations could take up to nine months, but V-Dot officials say they'll continue to use the resources they have to improve 81.
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((LAURA BULLOCK: WE'RE CONTINUING TO WIDEN BRIDGES WHERE WE CAN, TO ADD THINGS LIKE TENTH MILE MARKERS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHERE THEY ARE, TO HAVE HIGHWAY ADVISORY RADIO. WE'RE USING THE RESOURCES WE HAVE TO MAKE IT SAFER FOR EVERYONE.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokeswoman;]
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[OUT Q=safer for everyone]
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Bullock says V-Dot has an obligation to keep the corridor safe for the traveling public.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.... Look for partly cloudy skies today with temperatures in the lower 80s. Steve Pardon has your forecast coming up later.

[55-11Blood-Shortage]


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With record low supplies of blood, the Red Cross is asking for help from anyone who can.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Some blood types in the Appalachian Region are now below a one- day supply. Donations typically slow down during summer months, but Red Cross officials report the need for blood products is on the rise. Supplies nationwide fell to their lowest point of the year this month. Shortages of type-O and A-Negative are critical, but all blood types are needed. To donate you must be 17- years- old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.
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[TAKE RED CROSS NUMBER FS E541] To find out more or make an appointment you can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE, [TAKE WEBSITE FS E522] or log onto our website at WDBJ7.com and click on the Red Cross Icon.
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[55-11Soul-Picnic]


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A festival celebrating the soul of Roanoke is coming up soon...
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Final preparations are in full swing for the seventh annual Stone Soul Picnic.
The goal of the event is to bring the Roanoke Community together for a day of fellowship and family fun.
This year the event will honor the picnic's founder who passed away in March of colon cancer.
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((CARTER GARRETT/WTOY RADIO: WE'RE DOING IT IN THE HONOR IN THE MEMORY OF DUKE ELLINGTON. WE WANT TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION AND WE HAVE BRAND NEW T-SHIRTS AND WE GOING TO ALSO HAVE A TRIBUTE TO DUKE MID AFTERNOON ABOUT THREE O'CLOCK.))


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[OUT Q=about three o'clock]
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The Stone Soul Picnic takes place Saturday, August 7th from noon until ten PM at Washington Park.
Proceeds from the event will fund a number of programs in the area.
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[55-6Author-Series]


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His book highlights the achievements of some local D-Day heroes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

And tomorrow, author James Morrison will kick-off a series of local author readings at the Roanoke Main Library.
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((HE'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT HIS BOOK "BEDFORD GOES TO WAR" AND WE'RE REALLY THRILLED 16 IT'S A NEW BOOK THAT PROFILES THE MEN AND WOMEN FROM THAT COMMUNITY WHO SUPPORTED THE WAR, WHETHER THEY ACTUALLY FOUGHT IN THE WAR, OR PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED THOSE MEN ON THE HOMEFRONT 26))
[SUPER=01-Maria Spencer-Etienne/Roanoke Public Libraries;]
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[OUT Q=on the homefront]
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Morrison spent 30-years working in the Department of Defense, and nearly 27-years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. A portion of the proceeds from his book will help benefit FIVE charity organizations in the Bedford area.
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[TAKE LIBRARY PHONE # FS E546]


The local author series will run through December. For more information, you can contact the Main Library at 853-2785.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.... It's a partly cloudy day with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Look for highs in the lower 80s. Steve Pardon has the forecast coming up later.





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A Chemical Company out of Roanoke was mobilized last year and many soldiers will be returning to active duty next month.
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The 229th Chemical Company mobilized for active duty in February, 2003. As it turns out they were never deployed, but sacrifices made by the soldiers and their families were great.
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[IN Q=You know, it's not]

((GENERAL WILLIAMS: YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT EASY TO PACK UP AND LEAVE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR JOB, ALL YOUR SOCIAL CONTACTS AND MOVE FORWARD TO GO TO WAR AND THESE FOLKS STEP UP AND DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Claude Williams/Virginia National Guard;]
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In return, the Army is conducting The Freedom Salute Campaign. The campaign is a nationwide effort to recognize everyone who makes the National Guard possible. One by one, members of the 229th and their families were called Sunday. Soldiers were awarded an encased American flag and commemorative coin. Their spouses received a lapel insignia along with a wealth of gratitude.
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[8-11Roanoke-Airport]


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Construction at Roanoke Regional Airport is almost complete.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Crews are now smoothing a section at the end of the runway and adding a drainage system. That will make the area safer for passengers if a plane ever slides off the runway. A new lighting system is also being installed. Renovations will wrap up next year when the runway gets an overhaul.
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[SOT 13:20]
[IN Q=They have to take]

((JACKIE SHUCK: THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE RUNWAY DOWN ALMOST TO SURFACE AT THAT POINT AND GET A SLIGHT GRADE INCREASE OUT OF IT THAT'S SORT OF A HUMP.))
[SUPER=01-Jackie Shuck/Roanoke Regional Airport Director;]
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[OUT Q=sort of a hump]
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The airport's new air- traffic- control tower is now complete and in the process of getting wired.
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[SOT 12:19]
[IN Q=Now the FAA is in]

((JACKIE SHUCK: NOW THE FAA IS IN THERE BUSILY WORKING TO MAKE SURE ALL THE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS THAT ARE AROUND EITHER THE AIRPORT OR THE VALLEY ARE BEING HOOKED IN SO THE CONTROLLERS CAN SEE IT ALL.))
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[OUT Q=controllers can see it all]
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Roanoke Regional plans to start using the new tower in December.
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[8-6Craig-Skl-Budget]


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It's almost three months later than usual, but Craig County officials are scheduled to make a decision on the school system's budget this week.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

Most schools around the Commonwealth try to have a budget in place by April so they can alert teachers about assignments for the next year and get everything set for students. Tomorrow night, the county is expected pass the school's budget after months of disagreement. While, both sides are eager to move forward- school superintendent Dr. Rose Martin blames some of the problems on the extended General Assembly session in Richmond.
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[SOT@14:33:37.18]
[IN Q=With the amendment of the...]

((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WITH THE AMENDMENT OF THE BUDGET WE'LL GET A GREAT COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR OUR TEACHERS FOR THE NEXT YEAR. THE MCCLEARY RENOVATION -WE MIGHT HAVE TO PUT THAT ON HOLD, BUT WE'LL BE PAYING ON THE DEBT SERVICE OF THIS NEW BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rose Martin/Craig Co. School Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=... of this new building.]
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Martin says the school system also had to hold off on plans to buy a handicapped bus for the upcoming year. (------------)