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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with scattered showers and storms with highs in the mid 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven outlook, up next.





[7-VOBCity-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC 46:20]
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[ENG#=1]


After months of questions and controversy about discipline in Roanoke City Schools -- the school board took action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night, the Board voted to revise the student handbook.
For the first time, the handbook lays out in detail how students will be punished for certain offenses.
School officials believe this will make discplinary action consistent throughout the school system.
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[SOT 2:27:05]
[IN Q=There's a clarity]

((KATHY STOCKBURGER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THERE'S A CLARITY AND THERE'S A SPECIFICITY THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE EARLIER AND ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TASK FORCE WAS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND FOR FOLKS TO KNOW WHAT IS THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IN A CLEAR WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Stockburger/Roanoke City School Board Chairman]
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[OUT Q=for in a clear way]
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[VO-NAT]


The revised handbook will be sent home with students the first week of school.
Parents will have to sign a form acknowledging they received and read the handbook.
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[7-11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-25 TC1:10:07]
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Walgreen's will have to wait to find out if it will be able to open another store in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The pharmacy chain has its eyes on this section of land near the intersection of Langhorne and Murrell (MURR-uhl) Roads.
The landowner says he'll tear down the existing apartments and relocate the residents to another part of his complex.
But city planners say converting a residential area into a commercial one flies in the face of Lynchburg's comprehensive plan.
The developers claim Langhorne Road is already nearly all commercial development.
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[SOT 20:18:28]
[IN Q=That property was]

((TED CRADDOCK/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: THAT PROPERTY WAS RESIDENTIAL WHEN THOSE APARTMENTS WERE BUILT THERE IN 1947, PROBABLY '48. BUT I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT THIS PROPERTY IS LANGHORNE ROAD, AND IT'S A MIXED USE ALREADY.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Craddock/Developer's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=a mixed use already.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council postponed a decision on the project to give themselves more time to study the plans.
The panel did approve rezoning for a new hotel and restaurant on Wards Road.
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[7-11Golf-Course]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC17:10]
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Planners in Roanoke County gave to go ahead for a new golf course.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month]


Last night, the planning commission voted to approve rezoning and a special use permit for the proposed course.
It would be built on 250 acres along Pitzer Road in the Mount Pleasant area.
The Board of Superivsors will next take up the plan on August 24th.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Keep the umbrella handy, as scattered showers and storms re- enter the forecast.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.

[55-11Vinton-OTB]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=sba]
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Bettors will soon be laying down their money in Vinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]

Construction on Colonial Down's off-track betting parlor is moving full-steam ahead. The 15-thousand square-foot facility is going up at Vineyard and Niagara roads. The building should be complete in October. Initially off track betting hit some public opposition- but it ended up moving forward after voters and the state approved it. The industry is expect to bring about 200-thousand dollars in revenue into Vinton.
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[55-11Floyd-Festival]


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[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC1:06:40]
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They've had two times to practice, and now, the founders of the Floyd World Music Festival say they've got it right.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]

The third annual FloydFest is expected to draw more than 6-thousand people to this property off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Organizers say they've spent the past few years working out the kinks.
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[SOT 9:46:16 - 9:46:36]
[IN Q=Our logo this year has been the fairy...]

((ERIKA JOHNSON/FLOYDFEST FOUNDER: OUR LOGO THIS YEAR HAS BEEN THE FAIRY... CHARM... WE FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT IT'S ABOUT. ALL SIGNS POINT TO YES. EVERYTHING'S IN OUR FAVOR. WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE YEAR THAT EVERYONE'S COMING TO CHECK OUT WHAT THE EXCITEMENT'S ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Erika Johnson/FloydFest Founder;]
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[OUT Q=to check out what the excitement's about.]
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Dar Williams, the Del McCoury Band, Acoustic Syndicate and Mountain Heart are just a few of the acts set to perform. FloydFest starts this Friday and runs through Sunday.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS E522] You'll find a link to the festival webpage on our website at wdbj7 dot com. Just click on websites in the news.
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[55-6AEP-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=myr]
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The Smith Mountain Lake Marine Fire and Rescue Squad may soon have a place to dock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]

A-E-P says it will donate six acres of waterfront property, so the squad can build its own station. Right now, squad members store their supplies at various marinas, and have no place to train. Officials say having a permanent home will improve the time it takes to respond to lake emergencies.
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[IN Q=as the lake]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN: AS THE LAKE COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO GROW AND PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO RECREATE MORE, AND THE INVESTMENT IN PROPERTY CONTINUES TO INCREASE, SO DOES THE NEED FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE EQUIPMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=emergency response equipment]
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[VO-NAT]

A-E-P says it still needs approval from various agencies before it can make the donation, but hopes to get that done by the end of the year. The fire and rescue squad will then need to raise money on its own to actually build the docks and training facilities.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouding up today with showers and thunderstorms possible.
We'll keep the chance of showers through tomorrow.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, coming up.





[8-11Waddell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-20 TC1:58:56]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]



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Two teenagers in Wythe County accused of murder will be tried as adults. A judge certified the charges to a grand jury yesterday against 15 year old Nakisha Waddell and her 16 year old friend Anastasia Belcher.
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The two are accused of killing Waddell's mother, Vaughne Thomas, in her Max Meadows home.
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

Thomas was stabbed 43 times in the chest, back, face and neck. Her body was then partially burned and buried in the backyard. Waddell and Belcher were both sent back to the Juvenile Detention Center in Christiansburg without bond. The Grand Jury meets in October.
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[8-VOBCity-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-28 TC 46:20]
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[ENG#=2]


Roanoke City students will return to find new rules and new punishments clearly laid out.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night, the Roanoke School Board voted to revise the student handbook.
For the first time, the handbook lays out in detail how students will be punished for certain offenses.
School officials believe this will make discplinary action consistent throughout the school system.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:27:05]
[IN Q=There's a clarity]

((KATHY STOCKBURGER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THERE'S A CLARITY AND THERE'S A SPECIFICITY THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE EARLIER AND ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TASK FORCE WAS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND FOR FOLKS TO KNOW WHAT IS THEY WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IN A CLEAR WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Stockburger/Roanoke City School Board Chairman]
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[OUT Q=for in a clear way]
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[VO-NAT]


The revised handbook will be sent home with students the first week of school.
Parents will have to sign a form acknowledging they received and read the handbook.
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[8-11West-Nile]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-26 TC1:14:48]
[GRAPHIC=West Nile Virus]



[ENG#=3]


A Roanoke Valley resident is the first person in Virginia this year to contract West Nile virus.
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials are releasing limited information about the case.
They say a patient between the ages of 40 and 50 was hospitalized with a probable case of West Nile Virus last month, and is still recovering.
Most people who are bitten by infected mosquitos do not become sick, but officials say the latest case underscores the need for prevention.
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[SOT 10:54:04]
[IN Q=It is a concern]

((CINDY CHAOS/EPIDEMIOLOGIST: IT IS A CONCERN AND WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT IT, AND TO TAKE THE NEED TO CONTROL MOSQUITOS IN AND AROUND THEIR AREA VERY SERIOUSLY.))
[SUPER=01-Cindy Chaos/District Epidemiologist]
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[OUT Q=in and around their area very seriously.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Last year, there were 26 human cases of west nile virus, and one death reported in Virginia.