06/03/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Kimberly

McBroom.

Slightly warmer today, but
the weather will stay damp with more
scattered showers.

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



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GRAPHIC=Kilgore/Kaine It's a campaign year, and two of


Virginia's gubernatorial candidates are
going head to head on property taxes.

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*CG locator Richmond

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican
Jerry Kilgore say that rising real
estate taxes are the biggest problem.

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INQ=So we're proposing




*CG 2line Tim Kaine

(D) Candidate for Governor KAINE TAPE (ROANOKE INSERT)



TIM KAINE: I THINK WHEN HOME
ASSESSMENTS RISE REAL FAST, FASTER THAN
OTHER ASSESSMENTS, A LOCAL GOVERNMENT
SHOULD BE ABLE TO TARGET THE TAX RELIEF
RIGHT AT HOMEOWNERS. SO WE'RE
PROPOSING A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION THAT
THE LOCALS COULD CRAFT WITH THEIR OWN
CRITERIA.

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OQ=with their own criteria.






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Kaine proposes exempting up to
20- percent of the assessed value of a
home or farm.

He'd also exempt additions and
renovations from being taxed.

Jerry Kilgore proposes limiting
real estate tax assessment increases to
no more than five percent a year unless
property is sold or improved, and the
way homeowners appeal increases.

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INQ=If your property taxes




*CG 2line Jerry Kilgore

(R) Candidate for Governor 11:44:04 KILGORE TAPE



JERRY KILGORE: IF YOUR PROPERTY TAXES
INCREASE BY 20 PERCENT OR MORE THEN THE
BURDEN SHIFTS TO THE LOCALITY TO PROVE
THAT YOUR ASSESSMENT IS CORRECT NO
LONGER WILL THE BURDEN WILL BE PLACED
ON THE PROPERTY OWNER BUT THE BURDEN
WILL BE SHIFTED.

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OQ=burden will be shifted.





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Some observers say a "one size

fits all proposal" isn't what local
governments need.

The Virginia Municipal League is
studying the two plans.

The group says real estate taxes
are the major source of revenue for
local governments in Virginia.

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INQ=It's the key to funding




*CG 2line Michael Amyx
Virginia Municipal League Director 14:06:45
1:51 MICHAEL AMYX/VA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
DIRECTOR: IT'S THE KEY TO FUNDING K-12
EDUCATION, POLICE, FIRE, PARKS AND
RECREATION, ROADS, ETC. IT'S VITALLY
IMPORTANT AND THE ONLY LOCAL SOURCE OF
REVENUE THAT HAS NOT BEEN CAPPED OR
RESTRICTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

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OQ=by the General Assembly.





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Both plans require amending the
constitution, so even if passed by
legislators, AND voters, neither plan
would go into effect until 2008.

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GRAPHIC=John Warner Despite the political tug-of-war


over judicial nominees, Senator John
Warner is pleased that the system still
works.

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*CG file File Tape

Last week, a group of Democrats
and Republicans made a compromise to
avoid a filibuster over the President's
judicial nominees.

Warner was one of the leaders
behind the deal.
*CG locator Lexington At Washington and Lee yesterday
morning, he said the agreement
preserves the system of checks and
balances

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INQ="The President...




*CG 2line Sen. John Warner

(R) Virginia 50:12 "THE PRESIDENT APPOINTS AND WE DO


THE ADVISE AND CONSENT AND THAT SYSTEM
HAS WORKED FOR 216 YEARS. THERE HAVE
BEEN PERTURBATIONS AND PROBLEMS AND WE

HAD PROBLEMS IN THE LAST CONGRESS, THE
208, BUT I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN GET
THE OLD ENGINE BACK ON THE RAIL AND RUN
IT SMOOTHLY."50:31

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OQ=...run it smoothly.





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Senator Warner graduated from
Washington and Lee in 1949.

Wednesday, he received an
honorary degree.

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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.

Starting off on a wet note
again, with scattered showers across
the region.

But expect drier conditions
for the weekend.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has your skytracker 7 forecast, coming
up.

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GRAPHIC=Hold A new vehicle in Botetourt County


will help with emergencies, including
terrorism.

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*CG locator Botetourt Co. 22.5

This mobile command trailer is
the latest addition to the Botetourt
County emergency response arsenal.

The county bought it with a
57-thousand dollar grant from the
federal government, so emergency
personnel can respond to any sort of
terrorist threat.

It has a camera on the roof to
keep watch and a radio system any
jurisdiction- such as the FBI- could
patch into.

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INQ=In planning for this..




*CG 2line Spencer Suter
Botetourt Co. GIS & Communications @18:02:14.18

SPENCER SUTER, BOTETOURT CO. GIS AND

COMMUNICATIONS MGR.: IN PLANNING FOR
THIS WE WANTED TO ENSURE WHATEVER WE
WERE SPENDING FEDERAL DOLLARS ON- WOULD
BE ABLE TO USE IN OTHER WAYS, NOT JUST
A TERRORIST ATTACK. MEANING WE DON'T
JUST WANT THIS JUST SITTING HERE
GATHERING DUST.

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The mobile command unit will also
be used for search and rescue missions,
hazmat situations and emergency
incidents.

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GRAPHIC=None A program that gives cars to


families in need, also gives them a
better shot at a more successful
careerpath.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Lynchburg

Vehicles For Change sells used cars

to low-income families at a
greatly-reduced rate... at the end of
the year, the client owns the car
outright.

Typically, these are people
struggling to make ends meet who don't
have the cash or the credit to finance
their own car.

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*CG 2line Marty Schwartz
Vehicles for Change 00:01:43 MARTY SCHWARTZ/VEHICLES FOR
CHANGE: TYPICALLY THE AUTOMOBILE OR THE
TRANSPORTATION IS THE FINAL PIECE. OUR
FOLKS ARE INDIVIDUALLY SELECTED AS
PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY TRYING TO GET
BACK ON THEIR FEET, THEY WANT TO DO THE
RIGHT THINGS FOR THEIR FAMILY, THEY
WANT TO GET AHEAD ... YOU CAN'T DO IT
WITHOUT A CAR. SO IT'S ALMOST A GIVEN
THAT ONCE YOU PUT THEM IN AN
AUTOMOBILE, THEY'RE GOING TO BE
SUCCESSFUL.

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Schwartz says most clients also

tend to find better-paying jobs soon
after getting their new car.

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GRAPHIC=None A 14-year-old local spelling whiz


from Roanoke didn't make it easy for
nearly 300 of his competitors in the
National Spelling Bee.

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*CG locator Washington, DC 12
ESPN John Minnich Minnick has made the
trip to the national competition two
other times, but has never finished
this high before.

Minnich was in the top 21 when he
was asked to spell Ulpan OOL- PAHN.

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INQ=SPELLING @05:21:47



JOHN MINNICH:U-H-P-L-A-N, ULPAN.

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OQ=REPEATS WORD





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Unfortunately, an added H ended
Minnich's day of competition.

To see a full list of the words
that brought Minnich into the eighth
round,
WIPE TO WDBJ Website FS APRISA

you can go to our webpage at
wdbj7-dot-com and click on Websites in
the News.

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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.

Temperatures will only warm
into the lower 60s today, but expect a
return to the 80s this weekend.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has details, coming up after the news.
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GRAPHIC=Police Shooting Three Alleghany County deputies


were just doing their jobs.

That's according to a grand jury
that investigated their involvement
with a shooting last March.

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*CG locator Alleghany Co.

The shooting happened after a 75
mile pusuit- that started in West
Virginia and ended in Alleghany County
when deputies shot the driver of a
stolen semi-truck.

Sergeant R.T. Walton and
Corporals S.E. Bush, and C.D. Gibson
were all investigated after the
incident.

Wednesday, a grand jury concluded
there was no criminal misconduct on the
part of the deputies.

The driver who was shot remains a
patient at Roanoke Memorial Hospital
and is in fair condition.

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GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic The Lewis Gale Clinic is moving


to a new home next year.

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*CG locator Salem

But it won't move far away -- just
across the street, on the other side of
419.

Plans are in the works to renovate
the building that currently houses
Atlantic Mutual.

Officials say the move is really
about patient care because the current
facility is inadequate and has
insufficient parking.

They say relocating will also help
to distinguish the clinic from the
hospital.

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INQ=We really want




*CG 2line Jonathon Arrington
Lewis-Gale Clinic CEO @21:29:49

WE REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO REALIZE WE ARE
TWO SEPARATE ENTITIES. RIGHT NOW
LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER IS A VERY
STRATEGIC PARTNER FOR US


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OUT Q=strategic partner for us





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There are no definite plans at
this point for the old clinic building.

Lewis-Gale Medical center is
considering using it for healthcare
services.
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GRAPHIC=Atlantic Mutual Officials at the


newsconference said Atlantic Mutual
will move to new location.

But it's not clear where that
will be.

Atlantic Mutual did not return
our calls seeking comment.

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GRAPHIC=None Drivers in Roanoke with big


trucks are on notice -- their bumpers
may be too high, and dangerous for
others on the road.

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*CG locator Roanoke

While few would argue we should
share the highway with "monster
trucks," Roanoke Police are cracking
down on vehicles with high-rise
bumpers.

Officer Roger Fuller- -in
particular- -has been handing out
tickets, citing drivers for exceeding
the height limits for lifted vehicles.

There's a gray area, though.

If you drive a TRUCK, all you
have to do is pay 10 more dollars when
you register it, and it's legal.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 9:50:05
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*CG 2line Roger Fuller
Roanoke City Police Officer You can then still be a safety hazard
to other people, as long as you pay the
money? WITH PICK UP TRUCKS, VANS AND
PANEL TRUCKS THAT IS ABSOLUTELY
CORRECT. YOU CAN PAY THE EXTRA MONEY,
GET THE TRUCK TAG AND YOU ARE STILL
JUST AS UNSAFE WITH THAT HIGH BUMPER.

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The city police interpretation of
the law has been challenged in court...
even appealed to a higher court. And
the judges are upholding the height
restrictions.

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