[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A chilly start to the day, but temperatures will rebound into the mid and upper 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your mid- week outlook, coming up.


[7-VOBLeaf-Collecting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC 36:36]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]



[ENG#=1]


Roanoke City officials say lawn waste will only be collected once this year -- and want residents to find another way to get rid of leaves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The city is launching a campaign to get more people to try mulch mowing.
It works by putting a specialized blade on your lawnmower, then you just mow the leaves like you would the grass.
The blade chops the leaves and then redistributes it back into your lawn.
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[SOT 6:06:18]
[IN Q=Face it if you]

((GARY HEGNER/ROANOKE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT: FACE IT IF YOU'RE BAGGING LEAVES THAT'S EXTRA WORK ON THE CITY'S PART. WE END UP HAVING TO TAKE THE BAGS, DUMP THEM OUT, THEY ARE RECYCLED BUT AGAIN IT SAVES PLASTIC FOR GOING INTO THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AND IT AGAIN IT JUST SAVES YOU TIME AS HOMEOWNER AND IN THE LONG RUN IT LIKE I SAID IT DOES GIVE YOU A BETTER LOOKING LAWN BY ADDING NUTRIENTS AND ORGANIC MATTER.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Hegner/Roanoke Parks & Recreation Department]
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[OUT Q=and organic matter]
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[VO-NAT]


You can buy a mulching blade at any hardware store for about ten dollars.
Roanoke still does loose leave collection but the vaccum truck will now only travel through your neighborhood one time.
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[7-11State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC1:33:42]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Budget]



[ENG#=2]


Virginia has a budget surplus this year -- and has the seventh fastest growing economy in the nation. But don't expect to see a lot of spending.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

Members of the House Appropriations Committee, joined by state leaders at a retreat in Charlottesville, say they'll think twice before going on a spending spree. Many hope history will serve as a reminder that the surplus should be used for one- time spending only.
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[SOT 23:57:12]
[IN Q=We're gonna have to be careful]
[SUPER=@Griffith;]
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[OUT Q=we're in a bad spot]
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[VO-NAT]

Some committee members praised last year's tax reform. They say even with a surplus making this year's budget will be tight.
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[SOT 23:54:50]
[IN Q=With car tax obligation]
[SUPER=@Bryant;]
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[OUT Q=pretty much eaten up]
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[VO-NAT]

An increase in defense and security spending is one reason analysts say the state economy is performing so well.
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[55-WXHeads]


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

Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Mostly sunny skies continue, and they'll help warm things up a bit. Look for highs today in the 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.

[55-11Boone-Foster]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-46 TC08:07]
[GRAPHIC=Boone & Long]



[ENG#=1]



One of western Virginia's leading real estate companies is joining one of the nation's largest. Boone & Co. Realtors is merging with Fairfax-based Long and Foster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Boone employees and agents received the news yesterday during a meeting at the Roanoke Country Club. Family members said the decision was bittersweet, but ultimately the right move for the firm, its employees and agents, and the community.
With the acquisition of Boone & Co., and the July merger with Owens and Company, Long and Foster will have a 40 percent market share.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It will bring]

((ALEXANDER BOONE: IT WILL BRING SO MUCH MORE SUPPORT TO OUR CLIENTS AND OUR ASSOCIATES, AND I THINK WE'LL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WITH LONG AND FOSTER'S RESOURCES TO GROW OUR REGION TREMENDOUSLY .)) ((WES FOSTER: WE'RE SO DELIGHTED TO BE HERE NOW SO STRONG IN THE ROANOKE MARKET WE WILL ALMOST FROM THE BEGINNING WILL ALMOST SELL ONE OF EVERY TWO HOMES IN ROANOKE AND THAT'S EXCITING.))
[SUPER=01-Alexander Boone/Boone & Co. Realtors; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wes Foster/Long & Foster Chairman; :11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=and that's exciting.]
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[VO-NAT]

The deal does not include Boone Homes Incorporated. The housing development and construction firm is still owned by the Boone family, and will remain based in the Roanoke Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Hold]

Long and Foster operates in seven states and Washington DCTERMS.
With sales of more than 40- billion dollars last year, it is the largest privately owned real estate broker in the nation.

[55-11Healthy-Virginians]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC1:53:43]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]



[ENG#=2]



Obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle cost Virginians millions of dollars per year, but Governor Mark Warner hopes to change that with his "Healthy Virginians Initiative."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Warner made the announcement yesterday before taking a mile- long walk with hundreds of state employees. He urges Virginians of all ages to make modest changes to their lifestyle -- like taking a 15- minute walk and cutting 100- calories out of their diets each day. He says Virginia taxpayers spend more than 200- million dollars each year on health issues that arise out of unhealthy lifestyles. During the coming weeks the governor plans to focus on increased health education for children.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Plenty of sunshine again today-- but once again, we're getting off to a cold start.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up. But first, drivers on Melrose Avenue and Comer could face some traffic delays this morning. A two car accident about one block east of Peters Creek Road has caused some minor injuries.
Police are on the scene now and will direct traffic as needed.





[8-11Tate]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC1:14:29]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



[ENG#=1]


Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a man accused of murdering his EX-girlfriend this past spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00 QUICK!!!]

32 year old Stanley Tate of Danville, is on trial for the murder of 28-year old Charmane Tamika Davis, who was not only his ex-girlfriend, but the mother of his two children. Davis was found shot to death inside Tate's home near Smith Mountain Lake in May. Prosecutors say she was upset with Tate over another woman. Yesterday, Tate and the "other woman", La Chrisa (La-Chrissa) Robertson, testified Davis was an intruder when she broke into the home.
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[IN Q=all i see]
[SUPER=01-Stanley Tate/Defendant; :00]
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[OUT Q=just reaction]
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[VO-NAT]

After the shooting, Tate says he was so scared, that he drove to Pittsylvania County, where he left his gun with a friend, who got rid of it. Tate says he then drove to Maryland, where he hid out for five days, before turning himself in.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

The jury is expected to start deliberations sometime today.

[8-11Craig-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-33]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]


A dispute between county leaders and the school board will NOT affect local schools in Craig County after all.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

Last week, the county administrator's office notified the board it would *NOT* receive nearly 530-thousand dollars in monthly funds, because no one from the school system attended the supervisors' meeting -as requested. The supervisors tabled the request saying their questions weren't being answered.
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[SOT@15:28.25]
[IN Q=It's not a matter...]

((DR. ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S NOT A MATTER OF HAVING US ANSWER THE QUESTIONS- THE DOCUMENTS WERE THERE YOU COULD ACCESS IT THROUGH THE TREASURER'S OFFICE, ANY CITIZEN COULD. WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE AND WE'RE BEING VERY OPEN ABOUT IT...)) ((LARRY MOORE, CRAIG CO. ADMINISTRATOR: UNFORTUNATELY WE'VE FOUND DISCREPANCIES IN THE NUMBERS AND BECAUSE OF THOSE DISCREPANCIES THERE IS NOT A COMFORT LEVEL ON PART OF THE BOARD TO ALLOCATE FUNDS.))
[SUPER=01-Rose Martin/Craig Co. School Superintendent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Moore/Craig Co. Administrator; :11]
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[OUT Q=... to allocate funds.]
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[VO-NAT]

Both sides say they want to resolve the dispute. They'll get their next chance at the November 16th Supervisors meeting.
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