[7Wx-Headline]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We're starting out with a mixture of clouds and sunshine, but showers are possible this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-WROV-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Roanoke City landmark that's being demolished caught fire early this morning. Dispatchers say firefighters responded to the old W-R-O-V building on 15th and Cleveland about a quarter after three this morning. The blaze was under control within thirty minutes, and is under investigation.


[7-6Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
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[TAPE#=04-34 TC1:43:18]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]



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A ruling by the U-S Department of Commerce has local furniture makers declaring victory over cheap imports.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

Vaughn-Bassett in Galax is one of 31 bedroom furniture companies which asked the U-S Government to investigate illegal dumping from China. The furniture companies say Chinese companies were flooding U-S markets with cheap furniture. That cost the United States 65 plants and tens of thousands of jobs. This week the Department of Commerce ruled China is cheating. Commerce plans to impose duties on bedroom furniture imported from China.
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[SOT: 16:40:21:00 ]
[IN Q=A poorly run]

((DOUG BASSETT:A POORLY RUN US PLANT, IS GOING TO BE IN TROUBLE NO MATTER WHAT. A WELL RUN US PLANT IS GOING TO DO BETTER NO MATTER WHAT ... BUT IT WILL HELP TO OFFSET THE ILLEGAL ADVANTAGES THAT MANY CHINESE FACTORIES HAVE BUILT INTO THE SYSTEM FOR THEMSELVES AND THAT CAN ONLY HELP PROTECT US JOBS :42 ))
[SUPER=01-Doug Bassett/Vaughn-Bassett Furniture;]
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[OUT Q=help protect U.S. jobs.]
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[VO-NAT]

The International Trade Commission must still meet in December and take one more vote to finalize the ruling and duties.
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[7-Merillat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A cabinet maker will expand its operations in Smyth County and add 60-jobs.
Merillat will spend seven-million dollars to expand its plant in Atkins.
The jobs will be added in the wood-finishing and shipping departments.

[7-Food-Lion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Food Lion is buying 6 stores that Winn-Dixie was planning to close in Central and Southside Virginia. It means the Winn-Dixie stores in Stanleytown, Martinsville, Danville, and South Hill will soon become Food Lions.
The company promises those stores will be closed for just a few days when the changeover takes place.

[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Take along the umbrella today, with showers possible this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the five day outlook, coming up.

[55-11Superintendent]


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The Roanoke City school board wants help from the public to find a new superintendant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The city school board scheduled eight focus group meetings open to the public. Though some of the first sessions were barely attended, officials hope the meetings will help them develop a profile for potential candidates.
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[WIPE TO APRISA FS] Four group meetings are scheduled today. At 7:30 and 10 A-M at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, and at 5 and 7 P-M at Fallon Park Elementary School.
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[55-11No-Child]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-39 TC54:18]
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The federal "No Child Left Behind" act will continue to be the framework that Virginia's education system is based upon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

A bill WOULD have asked the federal government to substitute the Standards of Learning test as a measure of educational progress, but was voted down in the House Education Committee. That after a number of school superintendents testified the program needs to be fixed. They say it's under- funded and punishes schools that try to make sure students aren't left behind. Committee Chairman Jim Dillard supported the bill. He says "No Child Left Behind" gives the federal government too much control over public education in Virginia.
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[SOT 13:57:14]
[IN Q=If there's anything that]

((DEL. JIM DILLARD/(R) FAIRFAX: IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY STANDS FOR, IT'S STATE AND LOCAL CONTROL. I AM ABSOLUTELY AMAZED AT SOME OF THE COMMENTS I'VE HEARD TODAY. WE HAVE IN VIRGINIA AN OUTSTANDING SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax;]
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[OUT Q=an outstanding system]
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[VO-NAT]

Some committee members who voted against the bill voiced concerns over losing the 280- million federal dollars Virginia gets for the program.
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[55-VOBCareer-Center]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
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A school that barely survived last year is making progress in teaching a new set of students this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Last year, Roanoke County wanted to closed its alternative school.
After strong opposition, the school board decided to keep the Roanoke County Career Center open but revamp it.
The school now teaches middle school kids rather than high school students.
The goal is to reach kids who need academic help sooner rather than later.
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[SOT 2:16:52]
[IN Q=Their grades have]

((JESSICA MORAN/PRINCIPAL: WE HAVE ONE TO TWO TEACHERS IN EVERY CLASSROOM HERE SO THE STUDENTS BUILD THEIR CONFIDENCE AND WHEN THEY BUILD THEIR CONFIDENCE THEY CAN SAY I CAN READ, I CAN DO MATH. I AM GOOD AT SCIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jessica Moran/Principal;]
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[OUT Q=good at science]
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[VO-NAT]


Administrators say so far many students at R-C-C-C have seen improvement in their grades.
Meantime, the school system still needs to address the condition of the school's aging building.
Administrators say it may have to look into moving the program down the road.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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

Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We're starting out chilly, but you can look forward to highs near 60.
Scattered showers are also likely later on.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.





[8-WROV-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A Roanoke City landmark that's being demolished caught fire early this morning. Dispatchers say firefighters responded to the old W-R-O-V building on 15th and Cleveland about a quarter after three this morning. The blaze was under control within thirty minutes, and is under investigation.


[8-11Tate]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC1:18:10]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]



[ENG#=1]



A Danville man will spend 10-years in prison for the shooting death of his former girlfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

32-year-old Stanley Dion Tate was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for the death of Charmane Tamika Davis. The jury believed Tate did not maliciously kill Davis after she broke into his Franklin County home in May.
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[SOT in @ 2:17 "Tate Interviews" Tape]
[IN Q=it's just a tragic]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Long/Tate's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=in his home]
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[VO-NAT]

Long says Davis was upset with Tate, after learning he was with another woman. Davis' relatives say their focus is now her children.
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[SOT in @ 1:45 "Tate Int." Tape]
[IN Q=they're my nieces and ]
[SUPER=01-Tonia Saunders/Davis' Sister;]
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[OUT Q=to me right now]
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[VO-NAT]

Tate's attorney says she's still deciding whether to appeal.
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[8-11Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell is planning a new group to help elect conservative politicians.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell says it will be called the 'Faith and Values Coalition' ... a group geared towards keeping religion-minded voters involved in the political process.
Falwell says their numbers will be enough to overcome anything Democrats can come up with.
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[SOT 15:15:22]
[IN Q=I think George]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: I THINK GEORGE BUSH ENERGIZED THE LEFT AS MUCH AS ANY HUMAN BEING EVER COULD, INCLUDING JERRY FALWELL. WE KNOW WHAT THEY'RE CAPABLE OF, WE KNOW WHAT THEY CAN PRODUCE NOW, BECAUSE THEY SHOT THEIR TOTAL LOAD ON NOVEMBER TWO, AND IT WASN'T ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor]
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[OUT Q=it wasn't enough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell plans to relinquish control of his school and church while he campaigns with the Coalition over the next four years.
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