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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy again today, with temperatures staying around 60.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week forecast, coming up.





[7-11Stevens]


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Police in Danville are still searching for a missing boy after an Amber Alert was issued last night.
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Two year old A'Mario Jermae Stevens was staying with his grandmother, when Danville police say his mother took him.
Officers say 25 year old Sherrie Latoya Stevens then took A'Mario to another location where an unknown woman picked him up.
Police now have a warrant out for Sherrie Stevens.
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[WIPE TO CRIMESTOPPERS FS]
Anyone with information is asked to call Danville Police or Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000.
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[7-11Franklin-Airport]


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Some residents in Franklin County say they will do whatever it takes to keep an airport from being built on their land.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The county recently announced plans to build a general aviation airport near Colonial Turnpike and Patti Road. But, the 18-residents whose property will be affected want to know why they weren't consulted.
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[SOT 617]
[IN Q=i've spent a lot]

((JIM POWELL/FRANKLIN CO. RESIDENT: I'VE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY FENCING, A LOT OF MONEY ON BOND, I'VE GROOMED THIS PLACE FROM ONE END TO ANOTHER, AND NOW I'VE WORKED MYSELF TO DEATH ON IT, AND NOW THEY WRITE ME A LETTER TELLING ME, NOT ASKING ME IF I'D LIKE TO SELL MY PLACE, BUT TELLING ME THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Andy Anderson/Franklin Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=going to take it]
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County officials say they were only following federal guidelines.
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[SOT 17:50]
[IN Q=our study plan]

((BONNIE JOHNSON/FRANKLIN CO. ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: OUR STUDY PLAN WAS APPROVED BY THE FUNDING AGENCIES, THE FAA AND DOAB, AND THEY HAVE TOLD US THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING A PROPER JOB OF WHAT WE WERE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Johnson/Franklin Co. Assistant Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=what we're doing]
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The county says it is willing to work with the residents, as the process continues.
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[7-AMCraig-Supers]


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A fued over money between the Craig County school board and the board of supervisors is over.
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[SUPER=03-New Castle]

Last night, the supervisors released the school system's November appropriation of nearly 530-thousand dollars. Concerned citizens, teachers and students were hand to make sure their schools weren't closing.
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[SOT@29:01.19]
[IN Q=I'm interested in..]

((REX HALE, CRAIG CO. RESIDENT: I'M INTERESTED IN ALL THESE CHILDREN OUT HERE AND I WANT THEM TO BE EDUCATED. CAN'T BE EDUCATED IF TEACHERS HAVE TO WORRY WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GETTING PAID OR NOT. PLEASE DON'T DO THIS ANYMORE.. CLAPPING...))
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[SUPER=01-Rex Hale/Craig Co. Resident]
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[OUTQ=.. do this anymore.. clapping.]
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The supervisors apoligized for making the community worry, saying they weren't being malicious, they just wanted to clarify some budget items with school superintendent Rose Martin.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mix of clouds and sun again today, with highs warming to near 60 this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, coming up.

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At least half of Virginia's un-insured are people who work for small businesses. That's something Lieutenant Governor, Tim Kaine hopes to change.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Yesterday Kaine visited a small business in Richmond to talk about his recommendations for more affordable health care. Kaine, along with a bi- partisan panel, wants to create an insurance pool that would allow small businesses to get cheaper rates. The group also suggests offering tax credits of 500- dollars for every insured worker.
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[SOT 22:13:35]
[IN Q=We want more people]

((TIM KAINE: WE WANT MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING TO BE INSURED. WE WANT TO MAKE IT EASIER ON SMALL BUSINESSES TO AFFORD INSURANCE AND WE WANT TO RELIEVE THEM OF SOME OF THE BURDENS AND ANXIETIES OF HAVING TO BE EXPERTS IN A VERY COMPLICATED AREA WHEN THEY'RE MORE INTEREST IN JUST RUNNING THEIR BUSINESS AND RUNNING IT WELL.))
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[OUT Q=and running it well]
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The group's suggestions will be turned into legislation and presented to the General Assembly this January.
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[55-RAMS-AM]


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Roanoke's newest elementary school is unveiled for principals.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

News 7 got a look inside the brand new Roanoke Academy of Math and Sciences -- along with principals from city schools. The school has exposed trusses meant to help students learn how structures are built. Geometric designs will help with math skills. They're several outdoor learning areas, including a science area where students can harvest plants.
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[IN Q=WE'VE ALSO ]

((DAVID BANDY/ARCHITECT: WE'VE ALSO LOOKED AT WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, HOW TEACHERS WORK, HOW STUDENTS LEARN MAKE IT A PLACE STUDENTS LOOK FORWARD TO COMING TO EVERYDAY.))
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[OUT Q=TO EVERYDAY]
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The school is air conditioned and wired for state of the art computer systems.
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[IN Q=THE TECHNOLOGY ]

((TONI BELTON/RAMS PRINCIPAL: THE TECHNOLOGY IS PHENOMENAL. EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE WILL BE IN THOSE ROOMS.))
[SUPER=01-Toni Belton/RAMS Principal;]
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It also has a full size gym that will be available for public use. Construction actually came in under budget, at just under 11 million dollars. The move will take place over Christmas break.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy again today with highs near 60.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, right after the news.





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Residents say Roanoke City leaders are dragging their feet when it comes to Victory Stadium -- and they want something done.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


More than 100 people came out for a public forum last night at Lucy Addison Middle School.
The majority who spoke want to keep Victory Stadium but plenty also want to see the city build separate stadiums at the two high schools.
The chairman of the Victory Stadium citizen's comittee says public opinon matters only so much.
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[SOT 13:53]
[IN Q=Council asked]

((JACK PARROTT/VICTORY STADIUM CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE: COUNCIL ASKED US TO CONSIDER FEASIBILITY NOT PUBLIC OPINION. MY FEELING IS IF COUNCIL WANTS TO STUDY PUBLIC OPINION WITHOUT HAVING US, THEY DON'T NEED US TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/Victory Stadium Citizen's Committee;]
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[OUT Q=need us to do that]
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Many residents who spoke also criticized the city for taking so long to make a decision on Victory Stadium.
The citizen's committee is expected to make a recommendation to city council by spring.
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A state commission says improving rail service in Virginia will go a long way in helping the overall transportation problems in the Commonwealth.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The State Rail Commission, appointed by Governor Mark Warner, suggests creating the Trans- Dominion Express. A rail line that would link Southwest Virginia to Richmond and Washington via Lynchburg. It also recommends increasing the capacity of rail lines that run near interstates, like I- 81.
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[IN Q=I we can find some]

((WHIT CLEMENT/VIRGINIA SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: IF WE CAN FIND SOME MONEY THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO PARTNER WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WITH THE RAILROAD COMPANIES, WE CAN EVENTUALLY GET MORE TRUCKS OFF HIGHWAYS LIKE I-81 AND WE CAN GET MORE PEOPLE OUT OF CARS INTO PASSENGER TRAINS.))
[SUPER=01-Whit Clement/Virginia Secretary of Transportation;]
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[OUT Q=cars into passenger trains]
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The General Assembly will consider the commission's suggestions during its upcoming session.
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Some local police officers have found a tricky way to catch construction zone speeders.
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Lynchburg officer Doug Childress disguised himself as a V-DOT construction worker yesterday, as he used his radar gun to check traffic along Route 460.
Some drivers weren't aware of what he was doing until it was too late ... Lynchburg and Campbell County officers wrote a dozen speeding tickets in just a few hours.
Childress says they'll continue to target highway work zones the rest of this week. (------------)