10/26/05

AM Cutins


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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Still chilly today with some
sunshine and highs in the mid 50s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has a look ahead in the Skytracker 7
forecast, after the news.





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GRAPHIC=Lawsuit More problems for the Lane


Stadium expansion project.

A multi-million dollar lawsuit
has been filed.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Varney Inc. is seeking 3-and a
half million dollars from Turner
Construction Company.
*CG locator Blacksburg The New York based general File Tape contractor is over-seeing the more than :07 52 million dollar expansion of the west
side of Lane Stadium.

Varney was sub-contracted by
Turner to complete heating, ventilation
and plumbing for the stadium.

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INQ=Varney




*CG 2line Chris Whitely
Varney, Inc. President CHRIS WHITELY:12:05:52:00 VARNEY INC
HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK

FOR VA TECH ON THE CAMPUS OVER THE
YEARS. AND WHILE WE WERE PROUD TO BE
APART OF THIS PROJECT WE JUST FELT LIKE
WE COULD NO LONGER ABSORB THE
SIGNIFICANT LOSSES WE'VE BEEN
INCURRING.

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OQ=been incurring.





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The lawsuit alleges Turner
breached its contract through changing
work conditions, delays, overtime, and
inefficiency.

Despite the suit, Varney plans to
stay on the project until it's
finished.

Lane Stadium is months behind
schedule.

Tech officials have already
notified suite holders that they may
not get into their boxes at all this
season.

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GRAPHIC=None In this morning's Education Seven

EDUCATION 7 ANIM report, Roanoke School Superintendent
Marvin Thompson says there are signs
Roanoke schools are making progress.

However, he is disappointed that
only half of the city's schools met
state accreditation standards.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

There were some success stories,
including Fallon Park Elementary, which
achieved full accreditation after being
warned in four areas a year ago.

And Thompson says other schools
that did not meet the state standards
are improving their test scores, and
falling short in fewer areas.

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SOT FULL 07:34:08



INQ=We have teachers




*CG 2line Marvin Thompson
Roanoke School Superintendent MARVIN THOMPSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE TEACHERS AND
SCHOOLS LET ME BACK UP WHO'VE MADE SOME

PROGRESS. OVERALL THE DIVISION AS A
WHOLE NOT WHERE WE'D LIKE TO BE. I
DON'T THINK YOU'LL FIND A TEACHER OR AN
EMPLOYEE IN ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS WHO
WILL SAY WE DID BETTER. THAT'S GOOD
ENOUGH. THAT'S NOT OUR MANTRA.

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OQ=that's not our mantra.





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An independent audit of the
school system's curriculum is now under
way.

School officials will also seek
input from the community during four
open houses on Tuesday, November first.

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GRAPHIC=Wilma Six firefighters from Roanoke



left yesterday for hurricane-ravaged
Florida.

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VO-NAT The men will help establish an


emergency operations center in Moore
Haven.

Though the power is out and the
area has been devastated by high wind
and flood waters, the men hope they're
prepared for anything and everything.

They're scheduled to remain in
the South-Central Florida area for
about 18 days.

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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.

You'll need the winter jacket
again today, as highs only climb into
the mid 50s this afternoon.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner

has the extended outlook- coming up in
a few minutes.


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GRAPHIC=HOLD It could get easier to find


sexual predators in your neighborhood.


ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT State Police released the


prototype for a new sex- offender
registry yesterday.

It's a user- friendly design that
includes a new mapping feature.

Enter your address and a
thumbnail outline appears where
registered sex offenders live and work
around you.

Identifying marks like scars and
tattoos are included in new detailed
descriptions.

You can also learn whether an
offender's victim was a child or adult.

The changes come after missing
photographs and out- dated information
were discovered in the existing
registry.


Getting the new registry on line
will cost the state more than two-
million- dollars.

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GRAPHIC=Tim Kaine A group that heard from Republican


gubernatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore
on Monday received a visit yesterday
from his opponent Tim Kaine.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

The Democratic candidate for
governor was in Roanoke yesterday
morning addressing the Virginia Rural
Leadership Conference.

Kaine spoke on the importance of
agriculture, education and
transportation in the Southwestern
part of the state.

Kaine says he's confident he'll
finish this race strong.

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INQ=Yea, I got



tc @ 12:58:29-:41


*CG 2line Tim Kaine

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


GOVERNOR-YEA, I GOT A GREAT FEELING
RIGHT NOW. I GOT THAT, I'VE RUN FOUR
CONTESTED RACES AHH, I'VE BEEN THE
UNDERDOG IN THEM WHEN I STARTED. I
HAVEN'T LOST ONE, I'M A LAST LAP
RUNNNER I WIN , I WIN AT THE TAPE.

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OQ=at the tape





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With fourteen days left in this
close election, both candidates are
expected to campaign heavily in
Southwest Virginia.

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GRAPHIC=None They say you can't avoid death and


taxes--

But a nationally syndicated talk

show host says he can help with ONE of
those.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Last night, Neal Boortz was at
the Wyndham Hotel promoting his
best-seller The Fair Tax Book.

Boortz would eliminate all
current taxes and create a federal
sales tax.

He says many people are
frustrated with taxes and looking for a
solution.

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INQ=the average american


tc@00:07:48-00:08:05


*CG 2line Neal Boortz
Author and Talk Show Host NEAL BOORTZ/AUTHOR AND TALK SHOW
HOST-THE AVERAGE AMERICAN SPENDS 57
HOURS A YEAR, JUST ON WORK
RELATED-FILING OUT A TAX FORM, THIS IS
RIDICULOUS WE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO
WITH OUR TIME AND WITH THE FAIR TAX,
APRIL 15TH IS JUST ANOTHER DAY.

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OQ=just another day.





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Boortz was also featured on
Roanoke radio station W-F-I-R
yesterday.

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GRAPHIC=None It's only October but the


Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County had
its first snowfall of the season.

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*CG locator Wintergreen

Cold temperatures mixed with some
precipitation Monday night to dump
about four inches of snow in the
mountains there.

Staffers say it's been at least
twenty years since it snowed at the
resort in October.

Snow covered most of the ski

slopes ... Wintergreen plans to start
making its own snow in mid-November.

If the weather stays cold, the
slopes should be open November 26th.

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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.

No relief from the chilly
weather-- at least not for the next
couple of days.

Expect highs this afternoon in
the low to mid 50s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the Skytracker 7 forecast, up next.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD The man who robbed a store in


Radford Monday night fits the
description of an escaped inmate.

Radford police say a man
displayed a gun and demanded money from

the American Fresh Market on East Main
Street around 7:30.

The suspect is a 165-pound
white male, about 6- -one, with red
hair-- similar to the description of
an inmate who escaped from Pulaski
County authorities Monday morning.

The escapee is 30 year old
Timothy Allen Sarver.
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GRAPHIC=None A Smith Mountain Lake group is


trying to slow down boaters.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The Water Safety Task force was


formed in September after Lawrence and
Judy Lewis of Moneta were killed while
boating on the lake.
*CG locator Smith Mountain Lake The group suggested establishing
a speed limit of 55 during the day and
25 miles per hour at night.

They also want more deputies in
surrounding counties and more officers
and funding for the Department of Game
and Inland Fisheries.

If you missed Monday's meeting
there are still two more to come, one

on November 7th, the other on December
5th.

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GRAPHIC=None Hundreds of new jobs could be


created in southwest Virginia thanks to
a technology partnership.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Richmond
File Tape Two years ago the state began
looking for a private company to
partner with in an effort to modernize
its technology infrastructure.

Yesterday, Virginia's Information
Technology Investment Board recommended
Northrop Grumman for the job.

The company's commitment to
creating jobs in rural Virginia helped
the decision.

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INQ=We looked at the whole





*CG 2line James McGuirk
Technology Investment Board Chairman 46:03 JAMES McGUIRK/TECHNOLOGY
INVESTMENT BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE LOOKED
AT THE WHOLE COMMONWEALTH AND WE LOOKED
AT CERTAIN AREAS TO MAKE SURE THAT
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WAS ABLE TO BE
TRANSLATED INTO THOSE AREAS RATHER THAT
JUST DISPERSED ACROSS EVERYBODY.

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OQ=dispersed across everybody.





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No new tax dollars will be used
to complete the project and state I-T
workers will be offered a job with the
vendor.

The recommendation will be
forwarded to Governor Mark Warner who
will get the final say in the matter.

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GRAPHIC=Dazzle This upcoming basketball season



could determine the Roanoke Dazzle's
future.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape The team's contract is up at the end :00 of the season and it's still unclear
whether the Dazzle will return next
year.

Team officials say better attendance
will help keep the team in Roanoke.

The team plans a new marketing
campaign to encourage more younger
people to come to the games.

Meantime, the N-B-D-L will decide at
the end of the season whether the
Dazzle will stay in Roanoke.

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