03/09/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen Membreno

sitting in for Kimberly McBroom the
weather has prompted some school
changes. The list is at the top of your
screen. Leo Hirsbrunner has the details
after the news.




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GRAPHIC=Hold Police are still Investigating a bomb
ENG#=1 threat at one Roanoke High School.



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

The threat was called in around 11:15
yesterday morning at William Fleming
High School.

Two bomb-sniffing dogs searched the
building, but found nothing.

Officials originally had students
waiting outside during the search, but
because of the cold weather, sent them
next door to Ruffner Middle School,
where they waited to go home.

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INQ=how do you




*CG 2line Beryl McCadden
Student
00 QUICK!!


*CG 2line Katie Smith
Student
04


*CG 2line Brittni Taylor
Student REPORTER: HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING
11 HOME? BERYL MCCADDEN/STUDENT: FINE,
CAUSE IT'S COLD OUT HERE.

KATIE SMITH/FRESHMAN: FREEZING.
WAITING FOR A RIDE B/C I'VE NEVER RODE
THE BUS BEFORE AND THEY TOLD ME THAT MY
BROTHER SHOULD BE ON HIS WAY

BRITTNI TAYLOR/FRESHMAN: OF COURSE I'M
THINKING HOW COME IT HAD TO BE OUR
SCHOOL, OUT OF ALL THE SCHOOLS IN
ROANOKE, IT JUST HAD TO BE OURS, BUT I
GOT OUT OF CLASS THOUGH 28

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The building was cleared about two
hours later.

Police are investigating.

So far no arrests have been made.

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GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea The man responsible for a Radford
ENG#=2 murder is headed to prison.



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*CG locator Radford

19 year old Aamir Brown pled

guilty to eight charges yesterday
afternoon, including first degree
murder.
*CG file May Last May, Brown shot and killed
Brian Gray and wounded another man in
this apartment on Downey Street in the
city.

As part of a plea agreement,
Brown was sentenced to 70 years in
prison.

A capitol murder charge was
lowered to first degree murder.

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INQ=My condolenses.




*CG 2line Steven Milani
Defense Attorney STEVEN MILANI/DEFENSE ATTORNEY MY
CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF
THE VICTIMS ITS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY ALL
AROUND. A 19 YEAR OLD YOUNG MAN IS NOW
GOING TO PRISON FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

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OQ=very long time.





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Brown also agreed to testify
against another man who has yet to be
charged in the murder.
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*CG locator Radford

Another Radford murder case is
delayed again.

This time, because well known
Photographer Bob Shell has hired Gil
Davis to be his attorney.

Davis is best known for
representing Paula Jones in her sexual
harrassment case against President
Clinton.

He's also running for Luietenant
Governor.

Shell is charged with felony
homicide, four counts of defiling a
corpse and several drug charges in
connection with the death of his
girlfriend and model.

Police say he gave 19 year old
Marion Franklin a lethal dose of
morphine.

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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno.

A chilly start to your Wednesday
with some school changes.

The list is at the top of the
screen.

Leo will have the forecast in a
few minutes.
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GRAPHIC=MLK A new street name will be making
ENG#=1 its debut soon.



Lynchburg City council will add
the late Doctor Martin Luther King
Junior's name to a street running
through a historic black neighborhood.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg

Local activists were only asking
that Fifth Street from the riverfront
to the Fifth Street bridge get the
honorary designation ... but at the
suggestion of other supporters, council
decided to extend it and include

Memorial Avenue as well.

The change will take effect when
the city can add the signs.

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GRAPHIC=None A tour of the state capitol as
ENG#=2 part of your vacation plans is out of


the question, at least for now.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Richmond

The inside of the 200- year- old
building is now closed to the public.

Crews are moving out statues and
artwork to make way for interior
renovations.

Most pieces will be moved out.

Larger ones will be covered up.

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INQ=We shouldn't forget that




*CG 2line Mark Greenough
Historian MARK GREENOUGH/HISTORIAN: WE SHOULDN'T
FORGET THAT THE OLDEST, CONTINUOUS
ENGLISH- SPEAKING REPRESENTATIVE
LEGISLATURE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD HAD
BEEN MEETING IN THIS CAPITOL SINCE 1788

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S WORTH
KEEPING.

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Greenough (Green-Ow) says changes
to the capitol's rotunda will be
minimal.

Meanwhile, the House and Senate
chambers will be changed to look as
they did in the early 1900's.

Renovations should be complete by
January of 2007.

In the meantime, guides will
offer *outside* tours of Capitol
Square.

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GRAPHIC=None Festival in the Park is expanding its
ENG#=3 line-up of concerts even as it leaves


Victory Stadium behind.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke
May 28 Festival gets under way on Friday May
27th and will feature nine

entertainment acts over ten days.

Though the event has traditionally
started with a concert at Victory
Stadium, this year all of the shows
will take place at the amphitheater in
Elmwood Park.

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INQ=It's costly




*CG 2line Larry Landolt
EventZone Executive Director LARRY LANDOLT/EVENTZONE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR: IT'S COSTLY TO SET UP TWO
EVENTS. WE HAVE TO BASICALLY TEAR DOWN
THE LARGE STAGE AND SOUND AND LIGHTS
IMMEDIATELY AFTER ONE CONCERT AND SET
UP IN ELMWOOD PARK FOR THE NEXT DAY, SO
ITS VERY DIFFICULT. ITS A TIME
CONSUMING COSTLY VENTURE TO SET UP TWO
VENUES BACK TO BACK.

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The line-up covers a variety of
musical styles, including country,
rock, zydeco and the blues.

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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno.

The weather has prompted some
school changes -- they're running at
the top of your screen.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
a chilly forecast after the news.
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GRAPHIC=None Middle and high schoolers may


soon ride to school together.


EVENT= Education 7 Animation In this morning's Education Seven


report, the Roanoke City school board
approves a recommendation to
drastically alter the school schedule.


ENG#=1 VO NAT

VO NAT


*CG locator Roanoke

A committee made up of teachers,
parents, and administrators recommends
having elementary schools start and end

first.

The middle and high school day would
then begin and end 45 minutes later.

Research indicates the younger kids
learn better early in the morning,
while the older kids learn better later
in the day.

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INQ=It's easier for




*CG 2line Brynn Sowder
Patrick Henry High School Sophomore
:00


*CG 2line Jackie Gentry
Patrick Henry High School Junior BRYNN SOWDER/PATRICK HENRY H.S. :07 SOPHOMORE: IT'S EASIER FOR ME WHEN I
WAKE UP LATER JUST BECAUSE I AM MORE
AWAKE AND I AM NOT TIRED AND CRANKY.

JACKIE GENTRY/PATRICK HENRY H.S.
GENTRY: I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT
CAUSE I ALMOST FELL ASLEEP DURING MY
FIRST BLOCK TODAY AND I THINK WE
FUNCTION A LOT BETTER WHEN WE WAKE UP
LATER.

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OQ=WAKE UP LATER




VO NAT VO NAT


But there are some downsides.

Some are concerned about middle and
high school students riding the same
buses.

The school system also realizes this
could inconvenience a lot of parents.

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*CG 2line Kathy Stockburger
School Board Chairman KATHY STOCKBURGER/SCHOOL BOARD
CHAIRWOMAN: I KNOW FROM BEING A
WORKING MOM THAT CHILDCARE IS A REAL
ISSUE. UNFORTUNATELY THE PEOPLE WE
EFFECT WILL PROBABLY HALF OF THEM WHO
SAY GREAT NOW I CAN USE THIS SCHEDULE
TO MY ADVANTAGE AND THE OTHER HALF
MAYBE SAYING THIS IS GOING TO
COMPLETELY MESS UP MY SCHEDULE.

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OQ=mess up my schedule





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The change will come with a hefty
price tag.

It's estimated it will cost nearly
two million dollars because 17
additional buses will be needed.
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GRAPHIC=NONE



The school system unanimously voted
to move forward with the
recommendations and implement the
change in the 2006 school year.

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GRAPHIC=Marvin Thompson The hiring of Roanoke's new
ENG#=2 school superintendent was a smooth


process.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

Marvin Thompson officially signed on
the dotted line last night.

His four year contract provides an
initial annual salary of 140-thousand
dollars, plus other benefits.

The Northern Virginia educator says
when he arrives in Roanoke he'll learn
the ropes before making any major
changes.


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*CG 2line Marvin Thompson
Roanoke's New School Superintendent MARVIN THOMPSON/ROANOKE'S NEW SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK I WILL BE
DOING MORE LISTENING THAN SHARING OF
ANYTHING. IT'S JUST IMPORTANT TO FIND
OUT WHAT IS BEING DOING WELL HERE AND
THEN CHART A COURSE FROM THERE. I
THINK WE'LL HAVE TO SET GOALS BEFORE WE
EVEN START LOOKING AT WHAT OTHER AREAS
NEED TO BE ADDRESSED.

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Thompson will begin his employment in
a transitional period from May until
June.

He will start full-time July first.

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