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03/22/2006

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

We'll see plenty of sun today,
but it won't do much to warm things up.

Expect highs only in the upper
40s.

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

We also have several school

announcements running on the top of
your screen.


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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. Officials have charged a Danville


man with murdering his wife in their
Northside home.

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*CG locator Danville

Police found 49-year-old Mattie
Womack dead in her home at 310
Meadowbrook Drive around 8 yesterday
morning.

She'd been stabbed in the upper
back and throat ... authorities aren't
sure when she died.


They've charged her husband ...
47-year-old Keister Randolph Womack ...
with murder.

He's being held without bond in
the Danville city jail.

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GRAPHIC=VMI Seal Much of the work for a major


expansion plan unveiled two years ago
at Virginia Military Institute is
underway.

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*CG locator Lexington

VMI is currently renovated several
buildings and athletic fields,
including Alumni Field and the dining
hall

Later this summer, the school will
begin building a third barracks as well
as a new leadership and ethics center.

In the coming years, VMI will also
construct at least four other new
buildings.

VMI will spend 75 million dollars

this year, 100 million next year, and
another 100 million the following year.

Half that money is coming from the
state, the other half is from private
donors.

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GRAPHIC=Iraq As Sunday marked the third


anniversary of Iraq, polls show a
strong decline in the support for the
war effort.

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*CG locator Iraq

But the troops are still in Iraq,
still serving this country. So we were
curious, does the lack of war support
equal a lack of support for the troops
overseas?
*CG locator Roanoke Co.

We asked Sarah Fuhrman, whose
brother in law, is serving in Iraq
right now.



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*CG 2line Sarah Fuhrman

4:14:15-30..."i don't think so, i think
a lot of people that have significant
others, relatives, even just the
stories that you see, people are going
to support our women and men, they're
our defenders."

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Sarah says the one thing soliders
like her brother in law love to get are
the luxury items like quilted toilet
paper and cherry flavored chapstick.

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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 want to bundle up as
you head out today, with breezy
conditions as highs only reaching the
upper 40s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
your complete outlook, coming up.

We also have several school
announcements running on the top of
your screen.


TAKE CLNGS AND FS TAKE CLOSINGS AND DELAYS FS

To see the list you can go
anytime to our web site WDBJ7.com and
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GRAPHIC=VA Budget State budget negotiators remain


far apart on key issues after resuming
talks in Richmond this week.

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*CG locator Richmond

Speaker of the House, Bill
Howell, says he doesn't believe they'll
reach a compromise by the time the
special session starts Monday.

Joined by environmental leaders,
he accused the Senate of using the
budget to gut a land- conservation
tax-credit program.

He and other House Republicans
have criticized senators for embedding
that and other tax policies in their
budget bill.

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*CG 2line Del. Bill Howell

(R) Speaker of the House 41:22 BILL HOWELL/(R) SPEAKER OF THE


HOUSE: WHAT THE SENATE HAS DONE OVER
THE LAST TWO CYCLES IS PRETTY BLATANT

IN THE FACT THAT IT INCLUDES TAX HIKES
THAT WERE KILLED IN THE HOUSE SO THEY
JUST PUT THEM IN THE BUDGET.

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Howell admits the House has also
been guilty of "log- rolling" in the
past.

He says he won't be surprised if
the matter doesn't ultimately end up in
court.
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GRAPHIC=Layoffs When Governor Kaine visited far


Southwest Virginia yesterday, he
brought along new hope for laid off
workers.


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*CG locator Galax

Stopping in Galax, he signed
legislation extending the Economic
Crisis Strike Force that has helped
communities in the past, including
Martinsville and South Boston.

Kaine also announced the
appointment of Danny LeBlanc as his
Senior Advisor for Workforce
Development.

LeBlanc is the former President
of the State AFL-CIO who failed to win
confirmation as Secretary of the
Commonwealth.

Kaine says the Virginia
Employment Commission is setting up an
Economic Relief Center in Galax that
will help laid-off workers find
training and other assistance.

He also promised help in
marketing the region to prospective
employers.

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GRAPHIC=Business News A company in Botetourt County is


hoping to add new jobs near Bonsack.


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*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Arkay Packaging is a company that
makes packaging for perfumes, cosmetics
and other health and beauty aids.

It's now adding 15 to 30
employees.

Originally based in New York, the
company's CEO started looking at
alternatives in the mid 90s.

By the fall of 1996 - they were
opening a facility in Botetourt County.

Now, nearly 10-years later they
have 160-employees.

According to the Botetourt County
Treasurer, the company paid just more
than 109-thousand dollars in taxes last
year.

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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 sunglasses, and
the winter coat today, with
temperatures staying in cool...only
climbing into the upper 40s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the
complete forecast, coming up.



Meanwhile, we have several school
announcements running on the top of
your screen.


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GRAPHIC=NONE School officials say they're


trying to ease the nerves of parents at
a Franklin County elementary school.

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*CG locator Franklin Co.
Last Night Last night, officials met with
parents at Dudley Elementary, to
discuss the recent application of the
pesticide Malathion... during school
hours.

Several parents reported their
children became sick just days after
the application.

The school is still waiting for
results from an air quality test.

In the meantime, officials say
they're meeting with a number of
experts on the matter... from the
health department to Virginia Tech.

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GRAPHIC=Linda Weber Roanoke County's school board


chairman says he didn't have any EARLY
indications that the superintendent
planned to step down.

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VO-NAT Linda Weber announced Monday


night that she'll take a two-month

leave of absence in the face of a
petition drive to have her removed from
office.

School Board Chairman Mike
Stovall supports Dr Weber's decision,
and intends to get to the bottom of the
accusations against her while she's
gone.

He says Linda Weber plans to take
a vacation and return to her
140-thousand dollar a year position
June 1st

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GRAPHIC=None In the meantime, the district's


Deputy superintendent Lorraine Lange
will take over.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co. 16

Lange has been with the district
since 1971 where she worked as a
teacher and then a principal before

joining the administration in 1988.

Lange says she realizes Weber has
been criticized for what some call an
intimidating management style.. but
says she doesn't see that.

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*CG 2line Lorraine Lange
Acting Superintendent 3;01

LORRAINE LANGE/ACTING SUPERINTENDENT:
DR. WEBER HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF
THE PRINCIPALS AND THE CENTRAL
ADMINISTRATION WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO WORK
WITH HER STYLE SHE'S BEEN ABLE TO DO A
LOT OF GOOD THINGS FOR THE SYSTEM. IN
THE PAST SIX YEARS WE'VE PROBABLY DONE
SO MUCH INNOVATIVE PROJECTS THE LAPTOPS
THE TECHNOLOGY, INCREASE IN SALARIES
FOR TEACHERS AND WE'RE STILL WORKING ON
THAT.

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Parents have complained that work on
the athletic fields at Cave Spring is a

year behind schedule.

The school board will address that
in a meeting at Northside High School
tomorrow night at 7.

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