05/18/05

AM Cutins



Good Morning, I'm Kimberly
McBroom.

Partly sunny today with a
slight chance of an afternoon shower or
thunderstorm.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has details coming up in the Skytracker
7 Forecast.





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GRAPHIC=Hold Crews have cleared the scene of a


chlorine leak in Lynchburg last night.
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According to published reports,
workers at the city's wastewater
treatment plant were evacuated after a
one ton cylinder of chlorine began
leaking.

At least four people were
hospitalized last night from exposure
to the chemical. None had life
threatening injuries.

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GRAPHIC=Business News One of the country's largest home


improvement stores has changed its mind
about building in a Roanoke City

neighborhood.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Home Depot first announced plans
to build a new store on Route-220 in
2002, but because of planning issues,
officials say they had to wait.

Now, developers are working to
open the store as early as the fall of
2006

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INQ=WE WOULDN'T




*CG 2line Jim Douthat
Attorney 456 JIM DOUTHAT/ATTORNEY: WE WOULDN'T
BE COMING BACK IF WE DIDN'T THINK WE
HAD GOOD MEETINGS WITH THE NEIGHBORS
AND WE COULDN'T OFFER SOMETHING FOR THE
NEIGHBORS 02

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OQ=FOR THE NEIGHBORS





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Many residents have either
welcomed the project, or have just
given in.

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INQ=WELL WE MIGHT




*CG 2line Lillian Coles
Southern Hills Resident
:00


*CG 2line Frankie Sheffield
Southern Hills Resident 48:34 WELL WE MIGHT JUST NEED IT 36 :07 CAUSE THAT'S WHERE WE SHOP AT 40///5327
EVEN THOUGH WE PROTEST AGAINST IT, IT'S
GONE COME ANYWAY. CAN'T STOP PROGRESS
31

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Home Depot plans to build an
entrance road into the new store, using
the same stoplight that moves traffic
into Lowes.

Developers say they already own
the affected property so none of the
residents would have to give up their
land.

The company's planning a
community meeting for next Tuesday, to
further discuss its plans.

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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 Virginia's gubernatorial election


is six months away -- but some fear the
negativity is turning voters away.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Wakefield (:21)
April 20 Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine and
former Attorney General Jerry Kilgore
both kicked off their campaigns in
March.

Since then political analyst
Larry Sabato says it's been an ugly
game of inside baseball and not enough
talk about important issues.

He fears political bickering
between the front- runners is casting a
shadow on real issues like
transportation and education.

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INQ=But, ah, if the candidates




*CG 2line Larry Sabato
Political Analyst 45:32 LARRY SABATO/POLITICAL ANALYST:
BUT, AH, IF THE CANDIDATES DON'T
THOROUGHLY DISCUSS THOSE ISSUES, IN THE

END, THE VOTERS WON'T REALLY KNOW WHERE
THEY STAND AND WON'T FEEL ANY
COMPULSION TO VOTE.

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Both candidates say they're
running positive campaigns, but believe
it's important to draw distinctions
between each other and correct
misstatements from the opposite camp.

Sabato believes an early start to
the race and millions of dollars in
campaign funds are encouraging
negativity.

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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.

Rainy weather will make a
return appearance to the forecast for
the latter half of the week, but today
looks mostly dry.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the full forecast, after the news.




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GRAPHIC=Hold A historic inn will soon give


people a place to stay overnight at one
of Virginia's popular state parks.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Wythe Co.

The Foster Falls hotel in the New
River Trail State Park in Wythe County
is going to be renovated and reopened
later this year.

The Inn is 118 years old and was
orginally used by a mining company.

Park officials say the hotel will
have 16 rooms, 8 suites and a full
service restaurant.

The project will cost about 2 and
a half million dollars.

It was paid for in 2002 when
voters approved the state park bond
issue.


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EVENT=EDUCATION 7 BANNER



The Roanoke school board will
hear what a panel studying the future
of the city's charter school is
recommending.


ENG#=2 VO NAT

VO NAT


*CG locator Roanoke

The school board formed this
committee last month after protests
from parents and students.

Here's what the committee is
recommending.

Students from Blue Ridge
Technical Academy would attend their
neighborhood high school for part of
the day.

At some point, they'll all gather
at a central location, most likely a
building at Patrick Henry High School.


There, students will take
business and technical classes.

The school board is expected to vote
on whether to approve this
recommendation later this morning.

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GRAPHIC=NONE If adopted, it would go into


affect next school year.

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GRAPHIC=None Students and teachers won't be


cramped for space when they move into a
newly expanded Patrick Henry High
School later this year.


ENG#=3 VO-NAT :11
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Phase One of the project is about
40 percent complete.

Yesterday, architect Richard Rife
led a tour of the building.


Visitors said they were impressed
with the high school's spacious design.

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INQ=But I think I've been impressed




*CG 2line Carol Brash
PTSA President
:00


*CG 2line Carter Varner
Patrick Henry High School Senior CAROL BRASH/PTSA PRESIDENT: BUT I THINK :09 I'VE BEEN IMPRESSED WITH THE AMOUNT OF
NATURAL LIGHT THAT'S IN IT, AND THE WAY
THAT EVERYTHING FLOWS, AND JUST THE
SPACIOUSNESS.

CARTER VARNER/PATRICK HENRY SENIOR: I'M
SAD THAT I WON'T BE HERE, BUT I THINK
THAT IT'S REAL EXCITING FOR THE
STUDENTS THAT WILL BE ABLE TO
EXPERIENCE ALL THESE NEW EXCITING
THINGS.

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OQ=all these new exciting things.





VO-NAT VO-NAT :08



Patrick Henry teachers will tour
the building later today.

It'll be the first time many see
the classrooms they'll occupy in

December.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A peice of Roanoke's history is


salvaged from the junk yard -- and will
get prominent display in a new
location.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Workmen cleaning up the site of
the old Virginia Scrap Iron company
near Jefferson Street found a pile of
old locomotive driving wheels.

The set weigh about five tons
apiece.

They've been donated to the City
by the estate of Virginia Scrap Iron
owner Sam Golden.

Some of the wheels will be
cleaned up, and displayed at the
Railwalk downtown, beside the Norfolk
Southern tracks.

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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.

Looking like a pleasant day
with partly sunny skies and highs in
the mid 70s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the extended outlook in just a few
minutes.
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GRAPHIC=Hold Some Danville families who are


upset over being evicted from their
homes are ready to take their fight to
court.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT :20.5
VO-NAT




*CG locator Danville

The owner of the Margarene mobile
home park gave his tenants the
legally-required 120-day notice to
vacate their homes.


If all 54 families are out by June
30th, they'll each get a thousand
dollars to help with moving expenses.

But residents say the time frame
and the financial constraints make it
impossible for them to comply.

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INQ=I feel like




*CG 2line Shawn Collins
Mobile Home Park Resident 13:45:34 SHAWN COLLINS/MOBILE HOME PARK
RESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE IT'S A SHOT IN
THE HEAD THAT THEY JUST ARE GOING TO
COME IN PRETTY MUCH WITHOUT NOTICE ...
I KNOW THAT THEY GAVE US THIS LETTER ..
BUT WITHOUT NOTICE AND BULLDOZE THESE
MEMORIES AWAY, BULLDOZE ALL THESE
PEOPLE'S DREAMS AWAY, BULLDOZE ALL
THESE PEOPLE'S FUTURES AWAY.

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OUT Q=people's futures away.





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Residents say they'll meet with an
attorney later today to discuss their
legal options.

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GRAPHIC=none If Fincastle wants to grow, it


will have to go about it another way...


ENG#=2 VO-NAT :20



VO-NAT Last night, after more than


three-hours of public comment - the
Botetourt County board of supervisors
rejected a plan to expand the town of
Fincastle.

In a vote three to two- the board
decided too many people had concerns
about the proposal which would have
increased the town from 151 acres to
more than 16-hundred.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=Your opinion of good...




*CG 2line Ron Young
Against Proposal


*CG 2line Rob Hagan
Fincastle Planning Commission @14:48.23

RON YOUNG, AGAINST PROPOSAL: YOUR
OPINION OF GOOD OR BAD DEPENDED ON WHAT
SIDE OF THE WALLET YOU'RE STANDING ON.
ARE YOU THE ONE LOSING YOUR MONEY OUT
OF YOUR WALLET FOR TAXES? OR ARE YOU

THE ONE TAKING IT OUT OF SOMEONE ELSE'S
WALLET?

@25:34.27

ROB HAGAN, FINCASTLE TOWN PLANNING
COMMITTEE: SIMPLY A PROPOSAL FOR
NEIGHBORS TO DRAW TOGETHER IN AN OPEN
AND PUBLIC FORUM AND PLAN OUR OWN
FUTURE.

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OQ=.. our own future.





VO-NAT VO-NAT :11



It's back to the drawing board
for the town if it still wants to
adjust its boundary.

Meanwhile, those who were against
this proposal consider last night's
vote - a victory.

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GRAPHIC=Va Tech More of the nation's Navy and


Marine officers come from Virginia Tech
than any other university or college,
with the exception of the U-S Naval
Academy.

The Blacksburg college has

produced around 220 naval and Marine
officers in the past five years.

That surpasses even Notre Dame,
which has a close relationship to the
Navy.

A Naval science professor says
the school's engineering and math
departments lure in potential naval

officers.
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INQ=Tomorrow



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OQ=on News 7 Mornin'.





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ANCHOR=Kim at Desk



ANCHOR=Kim



Steve Pardon takes a closer look at
work-at-home scams.

ANCHOR=Leo ANCHOR=Leo



And, unsettled weather for the end of
the work week. I'll have the forecast.

ANCHOR=Kim ANCHOR=Kimberly


Animation full Join us tomorrow for News 7 Mornin'
beginning at 5-30.

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