06/01/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Kimberly

McBroom.

Clouds will build up today
with rain likely by tonight.

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


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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 The Virginia primaries are still


two weeks away, but the battle for a
local house seat has Republican voters
in Lynchburg recalling last year's
budget stalemate.

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*CG locator Lynchburg
Last Night Incumbent delegate Preston Bryant
is being challenged by fellow
Republican Robert Garber for his 23rd
District House seat.

Garber says Bryant betrayed the
party by engineering last year's tax
reform that helped break a budget
stalemate.

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*CG 2line Robert Garber
23rd District Candidate
:00


*CG 2line Del. Preston Bryant

(R) 23rd District 5:13:57 ROBERT GARBER/23RD DISTRICT

:14 CANDIDATE: EVERYBODY RUNS AGAINST TAX

INCREASES IN ORDER TO GET ELECTED. THE
DIFFERENCE IS I WILL ACTUALLY STAND
AGAINST TAX INCREASES. IN EIGHT YEARS
ON CITY COUNCIL, I VOTED AGAINST THEM
EVERY TIME AND I'LL DO IT AGAIN WHEN I
GO TO RICHMOND. AND I THINK THAT'S THE
DIFFERENCE IN THE RACE HERE AND THAT'S
WHAT I INTEND TO DO.

5:12:12 DEL. PRESTON
BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: PEOPLE KNOW US.
THEY KNOW THAT I'VE GOT A TEN-YEAR
RECORD, I'M NOT A STRANGER, THEY KNOW
THAT SOME OF THE DASTARDLY THINGS THAT
ARE BEING SAID ARE NOT GOING TO STICK.
SO WE FEEL VERY FORTUNATE WE ARE WHERE
WE ARE AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT IN THE
CAMPAIGN.

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Garber and Bryant spoke at last
night's G-O-P mass meeting.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD One of Virginia's political



heavyweights is throwing his support
behind a Southwest Virginia native for
Lieutenant Governor.

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*CG locator Christiansburg

U-S Congressman Rick Boucher says
Phil Puckett should be the Democratic
nominee for the job.

The State Senator from Russell
County faces three other candidates in
the upcoming primary.

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*CG 2line Rep. Rick Boucher

(D) 9th District


:00


*CG 2line Sen. Phil Puckett

(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor RICK BOUCHER: 1:58:10:00 HE WILL ALSO

:14 BE A TREMENDOUS LT GOVERNOR WITH GREAT
PROSPECTS TO BECOME A FUTURE GOVERNOR
OF VIRGINIA. :16 AND IT'S TIME THAT OUR
REGION HAD ANOTHER GOVERNOR
REPRESENTING THE VALUES THAT WE AS
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIAN'S HOLD DEAR. :23

PHIL PUCKETT: 2:01:42:00 IF YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR A STRONG VOTE IN THE 9TH
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.. IF YOU HAD ONE
PERSON YOU'D LIKE TO STEP UP AND SAY
I'M SUPPORTING THIS GUY.. PLEASE GO
OUT AND VOTE FOR HIM.. IT WOULD BE RICK
BOUCHER. AND WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO HAVE
HIS SUPPORT AND HIS HELP: 56

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*CG locator Richmond 12

Meanwhile, another Democrat running
for lieutenant governor wants to take
the office to the people.

Fairfax Delegate Chap Petersen
proposes six regional offices where
citizens can meet with the lieutenant
governor.

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*CG 2line Del. Chap Peterson

(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor DEL. CHAP PETERSEN/(D) CANDIDATE FOR



LT. GOVERNOR; I AM DOING THIS TO
ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT
GOVERNOR AS THE PEOPLE'S GOVERNOR OF
VIRGINIA. ONCE AGAIN TAKING IT OUTSIDE
THE RICHMOND ESTABLISHMENT AND BRINGING
IT TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.

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OQ=to the people of Virginia.





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Peterson says one office
would likely be in Roanoke.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Voters will pick one of the


four Democratic candidates on June
14th.

Two Republicans are seeking
that party's nomination.

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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.


We'll see mild temperatures
again today, with highs near 70.

But a big cooldown is ahead
tomorrow.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has details, after the news.


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GRAPHIC=HOLD More visitors to Roanoke's Civic


Center will be parking downtown and
hitching a ride when new work is
finished.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Construction recently started on the
Civic Center's new eleven and half
million dollar exhibit hall.

It's being built behind the Civic
Center near 581.

The project is expected to create
plenty of inconveniences for visitors.

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*CG 2line Mina Boyd
Roanoke Civic Center MINA BOYD/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER: WE
TRYING TO CALL IT CHALLENGES AND
LOOKING AT IN A POSITIVE MOOD AND SAY
LOOK AT WE'RE DOING, THE PROGRESS WE'RE
MAKING. IT'S GOING TO CREATE SOME
CHALLENGES FOR THEM PARTICULARLY WITH
PARKING, THAT WILL BE THE MAIN
CHALLENGE.

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Five hundred spots have been lost to
the construction, leaving just
13-hundred spaces.

As a result, shuttle buses will be
used for more events.

The project is expected to be
completed by March 2007.

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GRAPHIC=None Despite a broken foot, Lisa


Martin of Salem made up her mind to
rescue her tree-climbing cat.

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*CG locator Salem

And then SHE had to be rescued.

"Little One" had been in the tree
since day break on Memorial Day.

So yesterday, Lisa decided to go
up after her.

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*CG 2line Lisa Martin
Got Stuck in Tree ...COULDN'T GET ANYBODY TO REALLY HELP
ME. SO I DECIDED TO CLIMB THE TREE
MYSELF WHICH WASN'T SO SMART,
CONSIDERING I HAVE A BROKEN FOOT. I
PRETTY MUCH GOT ALMOST UP TO HER AND
COULDN'T QUITE SWING UP TO THE NEXT
LEVEL.

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Then her "fear of heights" set in
and she was sure she'd fall if she
tried to come down on her own.

The rescue effort included an
attempt to lure "Little One" out of the
tree, but that just seemed to make her

all-the-more determined to go out on a
limb.

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GRAPHIC=Martinsville Mustangs Its a homerun for Martinsville,


as minor league baseball returns to the
area this weekend.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Martinsville

On Saturday, the Martinsville
Mustangs will begin their inaugural
season in the Coastal Plain League.

The team is the city's first
rookie-league baseball team since the
Astros left in 2003.

But, the owners say, this time,
it's a whole new ball game.

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*CG 2line Doug Gibson
Mustangs General Manager
:00



*CG 2line Rob Watt
Mustangs Head Coach 43:21 DOUG GIBSON/MUSTANGS GENERAL :08 MANAGER: THIS IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN
WHAT WAS HERE IN THE PAST. WE HAVE ALL
COLLEGIATE PLAYERS, INSTEAD OF
PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS, THESE GUYS ARE
TRYING TO MAKE TO THE NEXT LEVEL 28 ///
50:32 ROB WATT/MUSTANGS HEAD COACH: WE
ACCEPT KIDS ANYWHERE FROM THE REDSHIRT
FRESHMAN LEVELS TO COLLEGE JUNIORS 35
THEY HAVE TO HAVE ONE YEAR OF
ELIGIBILITY LEFT 37

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The team has already sold more
than 300-season tickets, and officials
hope to average about 12-hundred fans a
game.

The Mustangs will play the
Spartanburg Stingers at 7:05 at Hooker
Field.

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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.

We'll see increasing clouds
today, with rain a good bet tonight and
tomorrow.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has your Skytracker 7 forecast, in just
a few minutes.




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GRAPHIC=Hold A Craig County teacher has been


found *NOT* guilty of taking indecent
liberties with a student, but he won't
be returning to his job.

Yesterday, a judge ruled that
37-year-old Gregory Todd Baker had
acted inappropriately, but that there
was no intent behind his actions.

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VO-NAT Baker faced charges after a


14-year-old girl claimed he had
solicited oral sex from her.
*CG locator Craig Co. Yesterday in a Craig County
courtroom- Baker said he jokingly made

a comment about oral sex to the
student, but that he did not
proposition her.

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INQ=Definitely inappropriate

comments...


*CG 2line Deborah Caldwell-Bono
Defense Attorney @:51.04

DEBORAH CALDWELL-BONO, DEFENSE
ATTORNEY: DEFINITELY INAPPROPRIATE
COMMENTS GOING BACKWARD AND FORWARD
BETWEEN THE COACH AND THE STUDENTS.
TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE, BUT NOT RISING
TO THE LEVEL OF A FELONY. THERE WAS NO
CRIMINAL INTENT. HE HAD NO INTENT TO
ASK THIS GIRL TO DO ANYTHING SEXUALLY
INAPPROPRIATE.

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KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Baker has been on paid leave.



The superintendent says his
contract as a middle school special ed
teacher will *NOT* be renewed.

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GRAPHIC=NONE





EVENT=Education 7 Banner



The number of students keeps
rising in Craig County schools, but the
budget stays the same.

And after several cuts, the
schoolboard may have postponed a budget
crisis.

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*CG locator Craig Co.

The school board had asked for
nearly six-point-eight million dollars
in federal, state and local funds, but
the county came up more than
850-thousand dollars short.

08

That forced some severe cuts.

The superintendent says several
projects were abandoned and
instructional supplies reduced.

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*CG 2line Rose Martin
Craig Co. School Superintendent @4:49.26

ROSE MARTIN, CRAIG CO. SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: WE ARE A DIVISION OF
DISTINCTION- ONE OF FIVE IN THE
COMMONWEALTH- IF THIS CONTINUES WE'LL
BE A DIVISION OF EXTINCTION. PEOPLE
WILL BE GOING TO OTHER DIVISIONS, TAX
DOLLARS WILL BE GOING TO NEIGHBORING
DIVISIONS TO EDUCATE THESE CHILDREN.
THE CHILDREN IN CRAIG COUNTY DESERVE
THE EXACT SAME EDUCATION AS EVERY
STUDENT IN THE COUNTRY.

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Martin says even though more
students will be coming in next year-
the schools are being funded the same
as they were in 2001.

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GRAPHIC=None Roanoke's New Vista Montessori


school is moving to another location.

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*CG locator Roanoke

The school now rents city property
on Colonial Avenue, but it has to go to
make way for a new housing development.

New Vista landed a deal with
Rosalind Hills Baptist Church.

The school will lease seven
classrooms- have use of the playground
and other facilities while remaining
secular.

The school move in mid-June.

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INQ=Tomorrow Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'...



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OQ=on News 7 Mornin'





(END SOT) Kim ON CAM
ANCHOR=Kim



With rising healthcare costs, many
people may fall through the cracks when
it comes to health insurance.

We'll check out some options you might

not be aware of.
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Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.

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