08/17/05

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

We're getting a break from
severe weather today, with increasing
sunshine and highs in the mid 80s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the mid- week outlook, coming up.


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GRAPHIC=HOLD Despite major oppostion, plans to


develop the area next to a beloved
national monument are moving forward.


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*CG locator Franklin Co.

The future of Booker T. Washington
National Monument was a hot topic at
last night's Board of Supervisors
meeting in Franklin County.

At issue is a developers plans to
build a retail complex and homes on 57
acres next to the monument.

Opponents believe it will endanger
the monument but Supervisors disagreed.

They voted six to one to approve the
project.

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INQ=I am not going




*CG 2line Dar Alexander
Opposes Project DAR ALEXANDER/OPPOSES THE PROJECT: I
AM NOT GOING TO GIVE UP. WE'RE NOT
GOING TO STOP HERE. WHATEVER IT TAKES

WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT. I THINK THIS
NEEDS TO GO NATIONAL. I THINK WE NEED
TO SHARE WHAT KIND OF BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS WE HAVE AND THEIR CONCERNS
ABOUT THE COUNTY, ABOUT PERSERVING
HERITAGE.

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OQ=perserving hertiage





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Supervisors did impose several
conditions on the developers.

They must build a certain feet away
from the monument and put up trees as a
buffer zone.

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GRAPHIC=NONE The Villages at Garst Creek


project continues to draw criticism.

However work is moving forward to
convert the Roanoke County apartments
to low-income housing. .

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.

Last Night Last night, more than 200 people
turned out for a community meeting at
Cave Spring Middle School.

While some residents will have to
move, most of those who spoke out were
neighbors of the development who fear
the impact on property values, and
other potential problems.

The management company says a
multi- million dollar make-over will
bring major improvements, and county
officials say they are doing what they
can to insure the complex is a good
neighbor.

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GRAPHIC=NONE The seach has been called off in


Central Virginia for what a passerby
thought was a body floating in the
James River.

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*CG locator Lynchburg

A motorist called police around
3:15 yesterday afternoon to say he'd

seen what looked like a body in the
water near the new Monacan bridge.

Emergency crews from Lynchburg,
Amherst County and Campbell County
spent several hours searching the area
but did not find anything.

Authorities say they've had "no"
reports of missing persons in the area.

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GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up Gas prices have broken record


highs for the last 8 days, and later
today we'll find out whether this will
be another record breaking day.

Triple-A reports Virginia's
statewide average is now 2-48 a gallon
for regular unleaded.

That's a few cents below the new
national average of 2-52.
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Our part of Virginia continues to be
the least expensive region in the
state.

Triple-A puts the Roanoke region
average at 2-42 a gallon.

That's 17 cents more than one month

ago, and 67 cents a gallon higher than
last year at this time.
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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.

Sunshine will be moving in
today, along with milder temperatures.

Look for highs in the mid
80s.

Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner has the Skytracker 7
forecast, after the news.




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GRAPHIC=Hold Test-data results released

EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION yesterday give state education

officials something to cheer about.

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*CG file File Tape (:29)

80- percent of Virginia schools
made adequate- yearly- progress last
school year under the No Child Left
Behind Act.

To meet the benchmark 65- percent
of students had to pass reading tests
and 63- percent had to pass math tests.
In the News 7 viewing area 18- school
divisions did NOT make adequate
progress.

That means they fell short of at
least one federal guideline.

However, education officials say
that doesn't mean individual schools
aren't making progress.

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*CG 2line Charles Pyle
Virginia Department of Education 15:03 CHARLES PYLE/DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION SPOKESMAN: AND SO A SCHOOL
THAT'S MEETING 27 OF THE 29
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADEQUATE YEARLY
PROGRESS IS CERTAINLY MAKING PROGRESS

AND SHOULDN'T BE ASSUMED TO BE A
FAILURE JUST BECAUSE THE SCHOOL, THIS
YEAR, DIDN'T MAKE A-Y-P.

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The goal is for all students to
be proficient in reading and math by
the year 2014.
WDBJ WEB FS FULL (GFX PAGE)

To take a closer look at any
school log onto our website at
WDBJ7.com and click on "wesites in the
news."
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GRAPHIC=none Roanoke City WASN"T one of the


schools to make the Adequate Yearly
Progress under the requirements of No
Child Left Behind.

This makes the third year the
school system has not met requirements.



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*CG locator Roanoke

Superintendent Marvin Thompson
outlined the numbers for reporters
yesterday.

He said he wasn't surprised by
the results, which he described as
fairly consistent with previous years.

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*CG 2line Marvin Thompson
Roanoke City School Superintendent MARVIN THOMPSON/ROANOKE SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: WE'VE GOT TO GET TO A
POINT WHERE WE ASK OURSELVES WHEN WE'RE
ABOUT TO MAKE A DECISION, IS THE ACTION
I'M ABOUT TO UNDERTAKE DESIGNED TO
IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. AND IF IT
ISN'T IT'S PROBABLY NOT WORTH DOING,
CONSIDERING THE DATA THAT'S OUT TODAY
AND WHAT WE'RE BEING MEASURED BY IS
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, THAT'S THE ONLY
THING WE NEED TO BE TALKING ABOUT.

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GRAPHIC= School choice allows students at


the lowest performing schools to
transfer, but Thompson says he hopes
parents will consider the instructional
changes now in the works before moving
their children.
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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech In just a few hours from now,


thousands of students will return to
Virginia Tech.

And another quiet summer will
come to an end in Blacksburg.

But many residents have mixed
feelings about the return of students.


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*CG locator Blacksburg

There's no question downtown
Blacksburg is downright empty in the
summer.

But these empty sidewalks and
this barren drillfield are about to get

crowded again.

The students return on Wednesday.

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*CG 2line Spencer Monroe
Sharkey's Bartender SPENCER MONROE: 5:36:08:00 I LIKE IT
WHEN THE STUDENTS AREN'T HERE, WHERE I
CAN RELAX AND TRAFFICS NOT THAT BAD.
BUT :13 IT'S GOOD WHEN THEY GET BACK.
THE MONEY'S A LOT BETTER AND BUSINESS
IS A LOT BETTER FOR EVERYBODY DOWNTOWN

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OQ=for everybody downtown.





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The crowds are expected to last
through at least saturday.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Just a few passing showers
possible-- otherwise partly sunny

today.

A cooling trend has also
begun.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has details on that, coming up in the
Skytracker 7 forecast.
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GRAPHIC=Shooting A Roanoke man was found
dead----he apparently was murdered.



Now a family is dealing with
another loss of a loved one...

This makes the second murder the
family has had to deal with.

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VO-NAT 23-year-old Jamie Lavar Penn was


found shot to death in a car early
yesterday,
*CG locator Roanoke in the 11-hundred block of Thomas
Avenue.

His family remembered him as a
"gentle giant," who was a good brother
and father to his two small children.

He was also remembered as an
amazing football player.

Jamie was a member of the William
Fleming team that played Hampton for

the State Title in 1997.

*CG file October 1998 This isn't the first time the Penn
family has dealt with tragedy.

Jamie's father, Jimmie Lee Penn
was murdered in 1998.

His case is still unsolved.

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GRAPHIC=None Chest x-rays are back for three

HEALTHCHECK 7 ANIM people who tested positive for
tuberculosis at the Downtown Learning
Center.

The x-rays show they did NOT have
an active case of the disease and
therefore are not contagious.


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*CG locator Roanoke

Health officials have now tested
the majority of the people from the
center who were exposed to a volunteer
with TB.

They say about 12 people still

need to complete the testing process.

At this point, all children four
and under will be given antibiotics as
a precautionary measure until they can
be tested again in October to make sure
they don't have the disease.

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GRAPHIC=None One of the best known names from


the "Cold War" era will be honored
today.

A historical highway marker will
be unveiled in far southwest Virginia.

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*CG file May 1960 98-40 @17:37

The marker will remember Francis Gary
Powers, the Wise County pilot of a U-2
spy plane shot down while flying over
the Soviet Union in 1960.

He was tried by a Soviet military court
and sentenced to a lengthy prison term,

then exchanged for a Soviet spy about
two years later.
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The highway marker for Power will be
dedicated later this morning along U-S
Highway 23 in the community of Pound.
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GRAPHIC=Accident Police have released the name of


a girl who died in a motorcycle
accident Monday.

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*CG locator Botetourt Co.
Monday night 17 year old Kristen Gail
Kozlowski died at Roanoke Memorial
Hospital shortly after the accident.

State Police say the girl and her
father, Alan Scott Kozlowski were
traveling south on Route 220 just
before nine Monday night, when the bike

went off the road, struck a concrete
curb and threw both of them from the
motorcycle.

Both riders were wearing helmets
at the time of the incident.

The accident is still under
investigation.

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