[7Wx-Headline]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Turning partly cloudy today with highs in the lower 80s.
We'll see a chance of showers over the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-Drug-Robbery]


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Danville police say one man was injured in a drug deal gone bad last night. Shortly after midnight, a 21 year old male was at a party at Cedar Terrace Apartments off Memorial Drive -- while there, he asked an acquaintance to get him a bag of marijuana. The acquaintance came back with seven others -- and started to beat the 21 year old with a stick and kicked him several times -- then took his 150 dollar pair of boots. Police are not releasing names at this time, but say they do have at least one suspect.

[7-11Majeed]


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A muslim man sentenced to 38 years for murder says he feels like he is the victim. Muhammed Majeed was sentenced yesterday for shooting and killing his landlord nearly a year ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The 24-year old Pakistani immigrant said he came to this country seven years ago seeking a better life. After 9-11 he says he personally felt the anger of Americans aimed at anyone from the Middle East.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 8, 2003]

Last summer he gunned down his landlord because Chris Hanes refused to return a 575-dollar security deposit. Majeed went to Hanes' home armed with a loaded gun and a full extra clip. Nevertheless, Majeed said he felt like HE was the victim... the victim of "angry American people."
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[SOT UB: 15:08:15]
[IN Q=I did not]

((MUHAMMED MAJEED/DEFENDANT; I DID NOT SHOOT HIM BECAUSE I WANTED TO SHOOT HIM. IT JUST HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Muhammed Majeed/Defendant]
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[OUT Q=it just happened.]
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[VO-NAT]

Judge Robert Doherty settled on a sentence at the high end of the guideline range: 35 years in prison plus three years on a firearms charge.
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[7-11-81-Accident]


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Airborne V-DOT equipment caused major delays on Interstate 81 yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

Both northbound lanes of 81 were blocked for about two hours at mile marker 94 near Pulaski.
A V-DOT truck lost a road sign when the trailer unhitched from the truck. An eyewitness says the sign went airborne and hit an oncoming tractor trailer, causing it to jackknife.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was scared to death]

((ROBBIE HINER/EYE WITNESS:I WAS SCARED TO DEATH BECAUSE IT'S HARD FOR ME TO STOP AND I'M IN A LITTLE CAR. THESE BIG EIGHTEEN WHEELERS, THEY CAN'T STOP ON A DIME YOU KNOW. IT'S JUST A MIRACLE THAT NO ONE GOT HURT.))
[SUPER=01-Robbie Hiner/Witness]
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[OUT Q=miracle that no one got hurt.]
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[VO-NAT]

State police say the driver of the tractor trailer was taken to the Pulaski hospital complaining of lower back pain.

Troopers say the trailer's safety chain was hooked up, but it snapped when the trailer unhitched.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Another pleasant day with a mixture of sunshine and clouds- look for highs in the lower 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook, coming up.

[55-11Volvo-Sales]


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Volvo's New River Valley Plant is getting the credit for a boom in business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

Truck deliveries are up 22-percent worldwide, 57-percent in North America. All of the trucks sold in North America are built at the Dublin plant. Company officials says they've created 400 new jobs at the facility and more are on the way. The president of the United Auto Workers Local 20-69 says workers are proud of the company's success and the new jobs, but are still disappointed about one thing.
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[SOT:1:52:44:00 ]
[IN Q=The salary]

((CHARLIE BARBETTINI: IN THE SALARY GROUP WE HAVEN'T GROWN IN PROPORTION TO THE RATE INCREASES LIKE WE HOPED WE WOULD WE ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE COMPANY ON TRYING TO GET MORE JOBS UP FRONT FOR THE SALARY GROUP, WE FEEL LIKE BELONG TO THOSE PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Barbettini/UAW Local 2069 President]
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[OUT Q=those people.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Union and Volvo are currently in negotiations about creating more salaried positions.
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[55-11RC-Dorms]


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Roanoke College is trying to keep more upperclassmen on campus, and make life easier for those who do stay.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The Salem school has converted the old Minnick Education Center on the Elizabeth Campus into student apartments. Most of the units will house between two and four students. Each has a bathroom, full kitchen and common area. The college is also building a new three-dorm complex to be completed by Fall of next year. The school says the floorplan is more luxurious than most.
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[IN Q= These use suites on each floor...]

((TERESA GEREAUX/ROANOKE COLLEGE: THESE USE SUITES ON EACH FLOOR, 156 SINGLE ROOMS FOR UPPERCLASS STUDENTS. TWELVE TO FOURTEEN ROOMS SHARE A LIVING AREA, STUDY AREA AND KITCHEN AREA ON EACH FLOOR.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Gereaux/Roanoke College Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=kitchen area on each floor.]
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Upperclassmen will get first dibs and will be chosen through a lottery system. The last time Roanoke College built new residence halls was in 1968. The goal is to entice up to 75-percent of students to live on campus.
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[55-11Vista-Links]


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It took almost a year and a half, plus 7 million dollars, but now, Buena Vista's new municipal golf course is ready.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

Dozens of people shot around the course yesterday in a special round for V-I-P's. The Vista Links is a 18 hole, par 72, links style course. City officials hope it will appeal to golfers who want a challenging course for a reduced cost. Greens fees range from 10 to 27 dollars. The course opens to the public today.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Becoming partly cloudy today with highs in the lower 80s.
We could see a few scattered showers for the latter half of the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, up next.





[8-6Tax-increases]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The cost of homeownership is about to go beyond the reach of thousands of Virginians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


On September first, the fee for recording a deed will increase by forty percent.
The tax hike will add more than two-hundred dollars to the price of a 200-thousand dollar home.
Real estate experts estimate the additional cost will keep two-thousand potential home buyers out of the market.
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[IN Q=WE THINK THAT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT]

((JOHN BROADWAY/VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS: WE THINK THAT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT ON SOME PURCHASES OF HOUSES BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE GO TO CLOSING NEEDING EVERY DOLLAR THEY CAN TO PAY ALL THE OTHER FEES AND TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH BUYING A PIECE OF PROPRERY. AFTER ALL, THIS IS NOT THE ONLY TAX. ))
[SUPER=01-John Broadway/Virginia Association of Realtors]
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[OUT Q=THIS IS NOT THE ONLY TAX.]
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[VO-NAT]


In addition to the recordation fee, the sales tax and tobacco tax are scheduled to increase next week while the tax on groceries will go down.
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[8-11VA-Census]


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Not only is the cost of owning a home skyrocketing, but the number of people in Virginia living in poverty or without health insurance is too.
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[VO-NAT]


According to census figures, nine-point-three percent of Virginians were living in poverty over the last three years.
That's up from 8- point- 7 percent for the previous three years.
During the same period, 12 and a half percent of Virgnians were uninsured. That's up from 12 percent.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The current figures are still lower than the national average.


[8-11Homeless]


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While the poverty level continues to rise, several agencies in Central Virginia are trying to make things easier for the homeless.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


The Lynchburg Community Trust has awarded an 87-hundred dollar grant to the United Way to develop a Homeless Management Information System.
The database will allow homeless persons to give their information just once to an agency ... and it will be shared with others in the system.
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[SOT 18:40:01]
[IN Q=It will help]

((JOAN PHELPS/UNITED WAY: IT WILL HELP US TO COLLECT DATA AND KNOW WHAT SERVICES THE HOMELESS POPULATION IS SEEKING, WHICH ONES OF THEM ARE USING THE SERVICES OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND REQUESTING THE SAME SERVICES FROM DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.))

[SUPER=01-Joan Phelps/United Way]
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[OUT Q=from different programs.]
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They hope to have things up and running this fall
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