02/23/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.


We'll notice a cooling trend starting
today, with highs near 50.

But snow showers are likely overnight.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
details on that, coming up after the
news.
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GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea A man who Lynchburg prosecutors
ENG#=1 say they wanted to get off the street


will spend 21 years behind bars.

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*CG locator Lynchburg
June 2004 23-year-old Mario Scott plead guilty :00 yesterday to second degree murder for
his role in the beating death of Daniel
Keith Jackson last June.

Scott attacked Jackson during a
birthday party at this home on Pierce
Street ... a second suspect is still
awaiting trial.
*CG file September 2002 Scott was also a suspect in two :14 separate shootings over the past three
years ... prosecutors say he never
faced charges because witnesses were
afraid to come forward.

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GRAPHIC=Robbery Christiansburg Police are investigating


last night's robbery at the Crown
Station on Roanoke Street.

It happened just after 8:30.


A witness told police that a white
male had jumped over the counter and
took an undisclosed amount of money
from the register.

The suspect then left the scene on
foot.
*CG telephon (540) 382-3131 Anyone with information should call the Christiansburg Police Department Christiansburg Police Department at
540-382-3131.
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GRAPHIC=none After a close vote, Roanoke County
ENG#=2 Board of Supervisors decide to submit


it's proposal for a regional jail to
the state.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke Co.

The county is facing a March first
deadline to secure state funding for
the regional project.

And while critics complained that
officials haven't explored all of their
options, others argued that a delay
could cost millions more.

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*CG 2line Jean Taylor
:00


*CG 2line Mike Altizer
Supervisors Chairman JEAN TAYLOR: IT SHOULD CONCERN EVERY :11 TAXPAYER IN ROANOKE COUNTY THAT THE
COST OF THIS JAIL PROJECT HAS BEEN
CONSIDERED IMMATERIAL.

MIKE ALTIZER: BUT I THINK WE OWE IT TO
MOVE FORWARD AND NOT TURN AN 88 MILLION
DOLLAR PROJECT INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF
A HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLAR
PROJECT.

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The vote was three to two, with Mike
Altizer, Richard Flora and Joe McNamara
in favor, and Butch Church and Mike
Wray voting against.

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GRAPHIC=None If you live in Botetourt County
ENG#=3 and need to call emergency services --


it will cost you.


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*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Yesterday, the board of
supervisors unamiously picked MBI
Solutions to bill for its fire and EMS
services.

The Ohio based company will get
seven-percent of any bills from
accident or fire calls and 10-percent
from ambulance transports.

The county will start billing
users on July 1st.

Officials say the move will keep
the county's services *volunteer*,
rather than paid which would cost more
in the long run.
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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...



Quiet weather today, with partly sunny
skies.

But we're expecting some measurable
snow by tomorrow.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the

full forecast, in just a few minutes.

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GRAPHIC=VA Budget They may have missed last night's


deadline, but House and Senate budget
negotiators say they'll wrap up talks
sometime today.

They are only a few hundred
million dollars apart on the state
government's master spending plan.
TAKE General Assembly Animation TAKE GENERAL ASSEMBLY GFX

ENG#=1 Also in this General Assembly


report, some Virginia Delegates say
teens *should* be allowed to talk on
cell phones while driving.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=2




*CG locator Richmond

The House yesterday made several
changes to the Senate bill banning
teens from talking behind the wheel.

Roanoke Delegate William Fralin
introduced an amendment allowing hands-

free devices.

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INQ=The issue with this bill




*CG 2line Del. William Fralin

(R) Roanoke DEL. WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) ROANOKE: THE


ISSUE WITH THIS BILL IS THAT WE HAVE
YOUNG FOLKS THAT ARE NOT JUST USING
THESE CELL PHONES FOR SOCIAL PURPOSES,
BUT FOR WORK PURPOSES FOR BUSINESS
PURPOSES.

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OQ=for business purposes





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Other delegates said, as parents,
they want to be able to reach their
children at all times.

But some argued hands- free
devices won't help drivers trying to
read a text message.

Ultimately, Fralin's amendment
passed.

The bill's patron says he'll
fight the change when the measure is
brought back before the Senate.

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GRAPHIC=none One Botetourt County supervisor
ENG#=3 offers a compromise to the Fincastle


boundary dispute after months of heated
debate.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Fincastle

Don Meredith, who represents that
district of the county, has suggested a
compromise that cuts the expansion's
acreage.

Currently, Fincastle is made up
of 151-acres.

Under the town's plan it would
grow to more than 16-hundred acres.

Dozens of people beyond the
current town limits worry it could
affect their farms and livelihoods.

Meredith says his plan protects
water and viewsheds, and cuts the
expansion to only 11-hundred acres.


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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech A man who says he was Saddam



ENG#=4 Hussein's personal secretary told his


story at Virginia Tech.

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*CG locator Blacksburg

Haitham Rashid Wihaib Hay-thaam
Ra-sheed Wa-heeb says he was appointed
Saddam's secretary of Protocol in the
1980's.

Wihaib Wa-heeb says he fled the
country in 1993 when his life was
threatened.

He says Saddam Hussein deserves
death for his crimes.

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INQ=In my opinion




*CG 2line Haitham Rashid Wihaib

HAITHAM RASHID WIHAIB; IN MY OPINION.
SADDAM IS THE BIGGEST TYRANT AND
CRIMINAL IN HISTORY. AND I WORKED WITH
HIM AND I SAW A LOT OF HIS CRIMES. BUT
IT IS IN THE HANDS IN THE IRAQI JUDGES.

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*CG file File Tape

Though he can't prove he actually
worked for Saddam, Wahaib Wa-heeb has

appeared as an expert for other U.S.
television stations.

He also wrote a bestselling book
in the arab world called In the Shadow
of Saddam.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...



Today looks partly sunny, but some
winter weather is headed our way late
tonight and tomorrow.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the
seven day outlook, coming up.




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GRAPHIC=none TAKE EDUCATION 7 BANNER E26



EVENT=Education 7 banner E26 In this morning's Education 7
ENG#=1 report, after 14 years, Lynchburg has a


new school superintendent and for the
first time in the city's history, he's

African-American.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg

Paul McKendrick was the unanimous
choice of the school board last night
to replace James McCormick who took
another job in North Carolina.

McKendrick has been the acting
superintendent since McCormick left
last month ... and board members say he
met all their criteria for the job.

SOT FULL 5:46:21 SOT FULL
INQ=But with the




*CG 2line Paul McKendrick
New Lynchburg School Superintendent PAUL MCKENDRICK/NEW LYNCHBURG SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: BUT WITH THE SCHOOL
BOARD'S AFFIRMATION AND THE CAPITAL
THAT THIS REPRESENTS, I TRULY PLEDGE TO
WORK TIRELESSLY TO GIVE YOU EXEMPLARY
SCHOOLS AND TO BRING EXEMPLARY SCHOOLS
TO THE SCHOOL DIVISION AND TO LYNCHBURG
CITY SCHOOLS.

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McKendrick spent time in the Long
Beach, California school system before

coming to Lynchburg three years ago.

He'll be paid 130-thousand dollars
a year through June of 2008.
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ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Buchanan

Officials say renovations are
going so well in Botetourt County, they
hope to have a new gym at James River
High School by the 2006 basketball
season.

Yesterday, county supervisors
approved 400-thousand dollars to
advance the renovation project.

That money will be used to begin
testing the site and soil.

The project includes plans to
build a new gym, library, science labs
and classrooms.

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GRAPHIC=None There's still controversy over
ENG#=3 whether a move made by Roanoke City


police in the summer has made city
schools any safer.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

Last August, the city launched
geographic policing which divided the
city into four zones.

School resource officers, once
considered specialized units, are now
under the command of the lieutentant in
charge of the zone the school is
located.

While some are praising the overhaul,
others remain skeptical.

SOT FULL 7:45:43; 8:06:15 SOT FULL
INQ=The response time




*CG 2line Connie Ratcliffe
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
:00


*CG 2line Alice Hincker
Parent CONNIE RATCLIFFE/WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE
:11 SCHOOL: THE RESPONSE TIME IS A LITTLE
FASTER, THE RELATIONSHIPS ARE CLOSER
WHICH IS POSITIVE IN ALL ASPECTS.

ALICE HINCKER/PARENT: THEY'VE TAKEN
WHAT WAS AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESSFUL
PROGRAM AND SCREWED AROUND WITH IT AND
DAMAGED IT.

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OQ=AND DAMAGED IT





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But the police department says the
program is stronger because more
officers are now available to go into
the schools if needed.

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