02/16/06

AM Cutins


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Partly sunny and mild again
today, with temperatures soaring into
the lower 60s.

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





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GRAPHIC=hold Most Virginians would like to see


the state ban smoking in all bars and
restaurants.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT That's the findings of a News 7


poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

The poll found 68-percent would
support a ban.
*CG locator Roanoke

What's interesting is
30-percent of those supporters say
they, themselves, are smokers.

But many smokers we talked to are
against any such law.

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SOT FULL 23:20; 26:34



INQ=I am not giving




*CG 2line Dave Kingsley
Smoker
:00


*CG 2line Mark Remine
Smoker DAVID KINGSLEY/SMOKER: I AM NOT GIVING
:11 UP SMOKING MY CIGAR WHICH I ENJOY
BECAUSE SOME IDIOT WANTS TO INFRINGE ON
MY RIGHT TO SMOKE.

MARK REMINE/SMOKER: I JUST THINK IT'S
PART OF OUR FREEDOM AND GO IN AND DO
WHAT WE PLEASE I THINK CUTTING OFF IS
UNFAIR.

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OQ=OFF IS UNFAIR





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Earlier this week, a bill passed
the State Senate that would forbid
smoking in all bars and restaurants.

It's now goes to the House of
Delegates where it's expected to face
an uphill battle.

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GRAPHIC=None Some Rockbridge County residents


aren't happy with their recent tax
assessments.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG locator Rockbridge Co.

This is the first time in five
years that Rockbridge County property
owners have been assessed.

Some are seeing increases of more
than 70 percent.

They fear if property taxes
continue to rise, people won't move to
Rockbridge County.

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INQ="I have a son....




*CG 2line Torben Pederson
Semiretired 36:18"I HAVE A SON WHO'S FINISHING UP
IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND WHAT IS HE
GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO. WILL HE BE
ABLE TO AFFORD TO LIVE WHERE HE GREW
UP."36:30

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OQ=....where he grew up.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Property owners have had the
chance to appeal their assessment.

The county could choose to
reassess more often than every five

years.

That might mean more frequent
property tax hikes, but each increase
would be relatively smaller.

So far, there haven't been any
discussions about a change of schedule.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Some believe that a popular


top-selling dog treat could be
dangerous.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT At least 13-dogs have died after


reportedly being fed Greenies -- which
are supposed to clean teeth and freshen
breath.

Some vets say the treats don't
break down easily and can get stuck in
a dog's esophagus or intestine.

Others say the treats are
generally safe.

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INQ=WHEN THEY




*CG 2line Dr. Mark Wadstrom
Salem Animal Care Center 0948 MARK WADSTROM/SALEM ANIMAL CARE
CENTER: WHEN THEY GIVE A GREENIE,
MONITOR THEM, AND IF THE DOG TRIES TO
WOLF THE WHOLE THING DOWN AT ONCE, TAKE
IT AWAY FROM THEM 55

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OQ=AWAY FROM THEM





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Greenies do come with feeding
instructions and guidelines on how to
choose the best size.

They're also available in a
granular form.

While many vets recommend the
treats, they say the best way to keep
your pet's teeth clean is to just brush
them yourself.

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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.

Our springlike weather
continues, with temperatures today
again reaching the 60s.

But more seasonable weather
is ahead.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has details on that, coming up.



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GRAPHIC=Unarco A company that makes shopping


carts is bringing nearly 200 new jobs
to Danville.

Unarco will move into an
old Dan River building by April.

The governor's office says
Unarco will be hiring welders and
assemblers for the new operation.
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GRAPHIC=none Thanks to some generous


Virginians, the state's Museum of
Natural history in Martinsville is
about to make some history of its own.


ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Two years ago the state made a


deal with the museum... raise two-
million dollars and we'll match it.

The museum did-- and is now ready
to start building several new world-
class exhibits to be housed inside its
new building still under construction.

Once everything is up and
running, the museum is expected to
generate 15- million dollars a year for
Southside's economy.

That, combined with the all but
certain future of a New College
Institute, has area residents looking
up.

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INQ=We're looking forward to being




*CG 2line Ervin Jordan, Jr.
Museum Board Chairman 2:09:17 ERVIN JORDAN JR./MUSEUM OF
NATURAL HISTORY BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE'RE

LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING A PARTNER IN
THAT WHOLE REGION AS FAR AS ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH AND ALSO
PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
THROUGH THE NEW COLLEGE AND ESPECIALLY
THROUGH THE MUSEUM.

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OQ=and especially through the museum.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The museum's new exhibits should
be completed by January.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A private school in Blacksburg

EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION will soon have a new place to call
home.

ENG#=3 VO NAT

VO NAT


*CG locator Blacksburg

The Blacksburg New School held a
ground breaking ceremony yesterday for

a brand new building.

About 67 kids from the area are
enrolled in the school which is
celebrating its 35th anniversary.

The school has grown so much in
the past few years, teachers say this
new building and location are really
needed.

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INQ=THE SCHOOL IS




*CG 2line T. J. Stone
The Blacksburg New School TJ STONE: 23:36:38:00 THE SCHOOL IS 35 :00 YEARS OLD. . WE STARTED A MIDDLE SCHOOL
JUST UNDER 10 YEARS AGO. SO YES WE DO
WE NEED THE SPACE AND THE LAND. :47

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OQ=AND THE LAND.




VO NAT VO NAT

The project will cost about
1-point-3 million dollars.

Construction will start the first
week of March.

Teachers hope to be moved into
the new building by the end of the
year.
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GRAPHIC=none Giant Hokie birds will soon be


popping up all over Blacksburg.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

It's part of the Blacksburg
Partnership's new "Gobble de Art"
program.

75 fiber glass birds will be
decorated and painted by local artists
and placed around town.

The first bird was put up
yesterday in front of the town
municipal building.

Blacksburg is hoping the birds
will become a local tourist attraction
this summer.

The statues will eventually be

auctioned off to raise money for the
partnership.

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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.

If you liked yesterday's
weather, you'll like today's too--
highs will climb into the lower 60s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
will tell us about a big cooldown
coming this weekend, after the news.




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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. After being accused of killing


her mother, a Carroll County woman is
now in a state medical hospital.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT




VO-NAT 46 year-old Rene Loving Turman of


Dugspur was arrested and charged with
first degree murder last week.
*CG locator Carroll Co. Deputies found 79 year-old Susan Last Week Sprinkle Clark dead in her mobile home.

Turman lived next door and cared
for her mother.

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GRAPHIC=none It's been nearly two months since


nine puppies were rescued after their
mother was killed in a car accident.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co.

College student Ashley Hale
rescued the pups, she took care of
four, one was adopted right away and
the other four went to fellow student,
Stephanie Sult.

After raising Scratchy, Brewser,
Runty and Elizabeth for nearly six
weeks,

Stephanie admits she can't give
them the attention and care they

deserve.

So she is in the process of
trying to find a home for her furry
friends she's become so attached to.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Stephanie Sult

19:11:28-35 Really great dogs, just
want them to have good homes, they had
a hard start because they didn't have a
mom.



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OQ=didn't have a mom







VO-NAT VO-NAT



The dogs have had their first round of
vaccinations. Stephanie adds they are
also social dog, and have been exposed
to other animals.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Many people are happy about


Valley View Mall's expansion.

Despite the fact it could cause
more traffic congestion and fewer
parking spaces.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Valley View officials won't


comment right now- but preliminary
site plans filed with the city's
planning department outline a new
development on the east side of the
mall.

What is now a parking area
between J.C. Penney and Sears would
become The District at Valley View
Mall, a complex of stores with at least
one large tenant, and several smaller
ones.

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INQ=I want to see Roanoke Valley grow.




*CG 2line Glenn Phillips
Valley View Mall Customer GLENN PHILLIPS: I WANT TO SEE ROANOKE
VALLEY GROW . I THINK THIS IS GOING A
LONG WAY TOWARDS THAT GROWTH AND I'M
VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND I SAY WOW.

I'M VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE EXPANSION.

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OQ=I'm very happy about the expansion.



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

The project would claim more than
300 parking spaces, but the mall would
still exceed minimum parking
requirements.

Everyone we spoke with said they
look forward to seeing more retailers
and restaurants at the mall.

There's no word yet on the
specific companies that might fill the
new spaces.

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(END VO)



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