03/17/05

AM Cutins


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


Membreno, sitting in for Kimberly
McBroom.

A light layer of snow this
morning is causing several school
delays and cancellations. They're
running at the top of the screen now.

Leo Hirsbrunner is here now with
what we can expect out of the weather
today.



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GRAPHIC=None Police say a 13-year-old boy


pulled a gun on a girl at a Danville

middle school yesterday.

A school resource officer heard
about the incident, confronted the boy
and found a a 22-caliber handgun tucked
into his waistband.

The gun was not loaded when it
was discovered, but police found
ammunition in another part of Bonner
Middle School.

Police say they're not sure
if the gun was loaded when the boy
allegedly pointed it at the student.

The suspect was charged with
brandishing a firearm and was taken to
a detention home.
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GRAPHIC=None A citizen's tip helped police


bust a methamphetamine lab in Wythe
County.

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ENG#=1 They called the Sheriff's office


around three o'clock Tuesday to report
a suspicious odor coming from a trailer
next door on East Lee Highway in the
Graham's Forge section of the county.

Investigators searched the home

with the owner's permission and found a
meth lab.

35 year old Ronald Lee Ratcliffe
and 29 year old Tracy Renee Danner were
arrested and charged with manufacturing
methamphetamine and conspiracy to make
the drug.

They're both being held at the
New River Valley jail without bond.
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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

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


Membreno.

Snow showers continue this
morning, but not much accumulation.

The snow has already caused
several school delays.

Here's Meterologist Leo
Hirsbrunner with forecast details.
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GRAPHIC= Firefighters have a blaze in


Roanoke County under control.

Crews responded to a single story
residence at 5661 Daytona Road shortly
after 7:30.

They found an electrical fire in
the basement that started at a fusebox.

No injuries are reported.




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GRAPHIC=NONE A local judge says its up to


parentst to make sure kids don't drink.

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ENG#=1




*CG locator Roanoke Co.

Juvenile Judge Phil Trompeter
(trum puh tor) spoke to a group at
Hidden Valley High School last night.

He says teens and drinking are a

bigger problem than you may realize.

SOT FULL 15:46:59 SOT FULL
INQ=It's a huge




*CG 2line Phil Trompeter
Juvenile & Domestic Judge PHIL TROMPETER/JUVENILE & DOMESTIC
JUDGE: IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM IN THIS
AREA, IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM ACROSS THE
UNITED STATES SO I DON'T MEAN TO SINGLE
OUT JUST OUR AREA BUT ALARMINGLY OUR
CHILDREN ARE DRINKING A MUCH YOUNGER
AGES.

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OQ=MUCH YOUNGER AGES





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A recent survey in Roanoke County
schools reveals children as young as
twelve and thirteen are experimenting
with alcohol.

Trompeter also believes too many
parents are providing alcohol to their
children.

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GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium The Easter Bunny won't be making



his annual stop at Victory Stadium.

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ENG#=2 Last week, the city of Roanoke


closed the stadium after an engineering
report found part of the structure is
unsafe.
*CG file April 2004

As a result, organizers of the
annual easter egg hunt are moving the
eggs.

It will now take place March 26th
from nine until noon in the parking of
the Roanoke Civic Center.

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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

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


Membreno.

A mix of rain and snow has
prompted some school schedule changes.

Those are running at the top of
the screen. Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner tells us how long it will
last.
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GRAPHIC=Fire Firefighters have a blaze in


Roanoke County under control.

Crews responded to a house at
5661 Daytona Road shortly after 7:30.

They found an electrical fire in
the basement that started at a fusebox.

No injuries are reported.
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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine


made it official yesterday --
announcing his candidacy for governor.

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ENG#=1




*CG locator Roanoke

The Democrat's kickoff- tour
included a stop in Roanoke.

He was joined by his father- in-

law, former Virginia Governor Linwood
Holton.

The Republican says Kaine is the
best candidate in the race.

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INQ=He's got the interest of




*CG 2line Linwood Holton

(R) Former Virginia Governor LINWOOD HOLTON/(R) FORMER VIRGINIA


GOVERNOR: HE'S GOT THE INTEREST OF
PEOPLE REALLY AND SINCERELY IN HIS
HEART AND HE KNOWS WHAT'S NEEDED AND
WHAT'S BEST AND HE MAKES GOOD JUDGMENT
DECISIONS. HE'LL BE A GREAT GOVERNOR.

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OQ=be a great governor.





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If elected, Kaine says he would
help grow Virginia's economy by keeping
taxes low, funding education and fixing
the state's transportation system.

Kaine says he's especially
worried about high taxes on homes and
farms- something he plans to address.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=We've got a simple plan




*CG 2line Tim Kaine


(D) Candidate for Governor TIM KAINE/(D) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR:


WE'VE GOT A SIMPLE PLAN THAT'S GOING TO
GIVE LOCALS MORE TOOLS AND PART OF IT
IS ALSO PLEDGING THAT WE'RE DO WHAT WE
NEED TO DO AS A STATE SO WE DON'T
UNDER- FUND OUR PRIORITIES AND PUT
PRESSURE ON PROPERTY TAX OWNERS.

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OQ=on property tax owners.





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*CG locator Roanoke

Kaine says Southwest Virginians
will see a lot of him between now and
November.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Republican front- runner Jerry


Kilgore officially kicks off his
campaign next week.
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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno..a winter mix greeted us this
morning.

Leo tells us how much we can
expect.
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Some Bedford County elementary
school student welcomed a hometown hero
yesterday.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Bedford Co.

Students at Otter River
Elementary welcomed Specialist Chris
Sink with a standing ovation.

The 22-year-old soldier is a 2000
graduate of Jefferson Forest High
School and currently stationed in
Bagram, Afghanistan.

His mom works at the school - and
before long teachers and students
adopted him as their own and started
sending letters and care packages.


Yesterday he said thanks.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=Definitely means a lot..




*CG 2line Spec. Chris Sink
VA National Guard SPEC. CHRIS SINK, VA NATIONAL GUARD:
DEFINITELY MEANS A LOT TO EVERYONE OVER
THERE. WHEN WE GET SOMETHING FROM
HOME, IT SHOWS HOW MUCH SUPPORT WE HAVE
IN THE UNITED STATES AND SEE HOW MUCH
APPRECIATION PEOPLE OVER HERE HAVE FOR
US. MEANS MORE TO US THAN PEOPLE CAN
UNDERSTAND.

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OQ=..people can understand.





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Sink also showed the kids
traditional Afghan dress and talked
about their way of life.

Sink was a senior at Virginia
Tech when he was called up.

He expects to be back in VIrginia
by this summer.

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GRAPHIC=None Another New River Valley


community is looking at a tax hike.

Montgomery County is considering
a three cent increase to the real
estate tax.

That would take the tax from 67
cents to 70 cents.

Officials say the overall county
budget is up nearly 4-percent from last
year.

Earlier this week, Blacksburg
announced it too was looking at a three
cent hike.
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ANCHOR=Denise



Steve Pardon checks out the New River
valley Home Show. We'll have some tips
on flooring. And learn more about Tom
Boy Tools.


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