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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Lots of sunshine today, but it won't do too much to warm temperatures.
Look for highs around 40.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.



[7-VOWythe-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Two Wythe County teenagers who pled guilty to murder yesterday will learn their fate in March.
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[VO-NAT]


Fifteen year old Nakisha Waddell admitted to the first degree murder of her mother, Vaughne Thomas.
[SUPER=04-May 2004;]


Sixteen year old Anastasia Belcher pled guilty to second degree murder.
Thomas was stabbed to death and buried in the back yard of her Max Meadows home.
Waddell faces life in prison. Belcher could get more than 50 years.
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[7-11Economic-Development]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Parts of the Commonwealth aren't growing fast enough on the economic front.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Yesterday an economic development task force offered 30- recommendations it thinks will greatly improve the way Virginia does business. Eleven recommendations focus exclusively on distressed rural and urban regions of the state. Those include ones that would provide tax relief to farmers, eliminate the estate tax, and offer incentives to entrepreneurs. The task force was appointed by Attorney General Jerry Kilgore. He says government should enhance economic growth- not hinder it.
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[SOT 12:12:02]
[IN Q=So we need to look]

((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: SO WE NEED TO LOOK AT THINGS, LIKE IN RURAL VIRGINIA THE COAL TAX CREDIT - MAKING SURE THAT'S CONTINUING. MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE AGRICULTURE ENTERPRISE ZONES, MAKING SURE WE GIVE TAX CREDITS FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GO INTO AN URBAN AREA.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore;]
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[OUT Q=into an urban area]
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Kilgore says he'll work to push some of the recommendations through the general assembly next month.
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[7-11Kaine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine has some ideas of his own when it comes to helping small businesses cut down on the cost of health care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Kaine formed a commission in May to address the problem. It resulted in a three-part plan that includes offering tax credits to businesses with fewer than 50-employees, developing private risk pools, and encouraging incentives for employees who make healthy lifestyle choices. Although Kaine says he has faith in the plan, he doubts all of it will pass legislation.
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[SOT 15:22]
[IN Q=i am a realist]

((LT. GOV. TIMOTHY KAINE: I AM A REALIST. ANY INITIATIVE THAT COSTS MONEY IS ALWAYS A HARD INITIATIVE, AND SOMETIMES IT'S PARTICULARLY HARD IN ITS FIRST YEAR.))
[SUPER=@Kaine;]
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[OUT Q=first year]
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[VO-NAT]

If Kaine's initiative is approved, it will go into effect at the end of the legislative session, in July.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Starting out once again with temperatures in the teens and 20s...we'll see highs only climbing to near 40.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast details, coming up.

[55-VOBScrooge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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It's back after a one year hiatus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The musical Scrooge returns for its sixth season this week at the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium.
A cast of 70 from the New Century Community Church puts on the show every year.
Cast members say they're surprised by Scrooge's popularity.
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[SOT 15:11]
[IN Q=I remember the]

((JENNIFER MEYER/CAST MEMBER: I REMEMBER THE FIRST YEAR PEOPLE COMING UP TO US AT THE END SAYING YOU ALL NEED TO TAKE THIS TO NEW YORK AND US BEING LIKE WHAT, YOU'RE KIDDING.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Meyer/Cast Member;]
[Runs=07]
[OUT Q=you're kidding]
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[VO-NAT]


The group canceled last year's shows because it was busy building a new church.
It just so happens the church will have its grand opening Sunday on Melrose Avenue.
Performances for Scrooge run Thursday through Saturday.
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[55-11War-Worlds]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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It'll be a long day for hundreds of extras -- who reported for duty this morning -- they'll be playing survivors of a Martian attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


The War of the World's set in Rockbridge County is closed to the public, but hundreds of extras will be on set.
[Super=03-Lexington;]


Kristin Evans will take a break from finals at Washington and Lee to play a survivor of a Martian attack- while surviving the cold.
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[SOT 11:37:36 ]
[IN Q=YEA SOME PEOPLE ]

((KRISTIN EVANS/EXTRA: YEA SOME PEOPLE SAID IT'S DEFINITELY COLD SOME OF THE GUYS SAID THEY'RE GOING TO BRING EXTRA CLOTHS AND BRING SOME GLOVES BECAUSE IT'S COLD.))
[SUPER=01-Kristin Evans/Extra]
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[OUT Q=because it's cold]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday a National Guard Convoy roared through the Decatur Road site- they're being used for scenes where they'll fight off Martians.
Debbie Via was able to go on set with a neighbor.
She saw Tom Cruise doing a scene- and even saw director Steven Spielberg.
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[SOT 12:33:56]
[IN Q=I CAUGHT ]

((DEBBIE VIA: I CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF HIM I DID NOT GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO HIM TO SAY HI HOW ARE YOU DOING OR ANYTHING BUT ID DID CATCH A GLIMPSE OF IM THEY'RE WORKING VERY HARD VERY HARD.))
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[OUT Q=VERY HARD, VERY HARD.]
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Extras will work hard too- they had to report at 4:15 this morning, and will get paid about 80 dollars a day.
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[55-11Food-Bank]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Hokie head coach is doing his part to make sure needy families have enough food this holiday season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Frank Beamer says he just likes helping people. So, he's lent his name to a fund-raising drive, hoping to inspire Hokie fans to contribute to the Southwestern Virginia Second Harvest Food Bank. The effort to honor Beamer ends January 31st, though the food bank accepts contributions all year.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny and still chilly today...we'll see a gradual warm-up by tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, coming up.



[8-VOB-Botetourt-Boundary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sba]
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A Botetourt County community is moving forward with plans to expand after years of planning -- and stiff opposition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]

Last night, the Fincastle town council decided in an unanimous decision to ask the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors to change the town's boundaries. Fincastle would grow from about 140 to more than 16-hundred acres. It was a move that angered some residents, but the mayor says its to ensure "smart growth."
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[SOT@9:33:27.18]
[IN Q=We're against it...]

((LINNIE GREGORY, BOTETOURT CO. RESIDENT: WE'RE AGAINST IT MAINLY BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANY PLAN OR BENEFIT TO ANYONE IN THE PROPOSED AREA WHAT IT WILL DO FOR US.)) ((*****BITE*****))
[SOT@9:30:20.06]

((BOB GENGO, FINCASTLE MAYOR: THE REASON BECAUSE CONCERNED ABOUT ENCROACHING DEVELOPMENT, CONCERNED ABOUT RURAL HERITAGE AND WISH TO PRESERVE THE HISTORIC NATURE OF OUR TOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Linnie Gregory/Botetourt Co. Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Bob Gengo/Fincastle Mayor;]
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[OUT Q=... of our town.]
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[VO-NAT]

The resolution will now go before the board of supervisors. Opponents say - if it's passed by the board they'll fight the decision in circuit court.
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[8-11Victory-Stadium]


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[WRITER=jus]
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The City of Roanoke is making a guarantee to the school system. It says Victory Stadium will be ready for next year's football season -- despite needing major repairs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November]


At last night's school board meeting, chairwoman Kathy Stockburger said she was reassured by Mayor Harris that necessary repairs will be made so Patrick Henry and William Fleming can play their games at Victory Stadium next fall.
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[8-11L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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An empty building in downtown Lynchburg is on its way to becoming home to the city's first chapter of the Boys and Girls Club.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


City council last night approved the rezoning for this old shoe company on Madison Street from industrial to business use.
Organizers want to use part of the 30-thousand square foot building to offer after-school programs for inner-city children in the neighborhood.
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[SOT 8:30:04]
[IN Q=And I think]

((JIM TAYLOR/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ORGANIZER: AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS LOCATION, IS THAT ITS SEVERAL MILES AWAY FROM THE JUBILEE FAMILY CENTER WHICH HAS SOME SIMILAR OBJECTIVES, AND SO IT WILL SERVE A DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Taylor/Boys & Girls Club Organizer]
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[OUT Q=a different neighborhood.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group still needs to raise about 200-thousand dollars for renovations and to hire an executive director.
They hope to have things up and running by next September.
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