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03/29/2006

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

We'll gradually see more
sunshine today with highs in the upper
50s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the full Skytracker 7 forecast, up
next.





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GRAPHIC=HOLD After months of delays, the


controversy over Cave Spring's athletic
fields may soon be laid to rest.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.

The delay of getting Cave Spring's
two new athletic fields ready to play
upset many parents.

But Tuesday marked the first day the
new soccer and softball fields were
used.

Acting Superintendent, Lorraine
Lange says that's due to the hard work
parents and students put in.

So the question becomes since the
fields are now being used, does that
ease tensions?

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*CG 2line Lorraine Lange

Acting Superintendent 19:12-22 LL, for me it does, just to
see the girls playing on a field we've
talked about for so long really does
help us a lot, this is what it's all
about, it's about the kids and the
school

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One thing's for sure, parents,
students and the devoted fan club were
excited to see the games on new fields.

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GRAPHIC=Marvin Thompson Roanoke's School Superintendent
EVENT=Education 7 BANNER Marvin Thompson is facing criticism


from a city council member and the
school community.

However Thompson, who took over
the position less than a year ago, is
defending his efforts to improve
academic performance.


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*CG locator Roanoke

Yesterday -- teachers and
principals were working with a national
expert on a new instructional
process... one example Thompson says,
of the positive change that many are
embracing.

He reacted to the criticism from
council member Sherman Lea, and others
who have questioned his management
style.

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INQ=Accountability




*CG 2line Marvin Thompson
Roanoke School Superintendent MARVIN THOMPSON/ROANOKE SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: ACCOUNTABILITY IS VERY
TOUGH IN AN ERA OF CHANGE.
ACCOUNTABILITY SPEAKS MORE TO MAKING
SURE THAT EVERYONE'S ON BOARD TO WHERE
YOU'RE GOING AND SOME SPECIFIC STEPS ON
HOW TO GET THERE, AND THAT'S TOUGH SOME
TIMES.CHANGE IN THAT AREA CAN BE
DIFFICULT.

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Thompson says he has encouraged
school employees to take part in the
strategic planning process, and invited
their input on other issues.
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GRAPHIC=NONE An extreme makeover is in the


works for some of Lynchburg's worn-out
athletic fields.

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*CG locator Lynchburg

City council yesterday heard
recommendations from a recreation task
force on how to best utilize the city's
athletic fields.

The city plans to spend 1-point-5
million dollars on installing synthetic
"sports turf" at both the E.C. Glass

and Heritage High School athletic
fields.

Educators say the new turf will
be safer for athletes to play on and is
much more durable than natural grass.

A similar overhaul at the City
Stadium football field is still a few
years away.

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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.

A pleasanst spring day is on
the way, with highs reaching the upper
50s...and a big warm-up arrives for the
latter half of the week.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
is up with the forecast, after the
news.


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GRAPHIC=Dazz There's no word as to whether or


not Roanoke's professional basketball
team will return next year.

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*CG locator Roanoke

The Roanoke Dazzle's five year lease
with the city ends in May and it's been
no secret the N-B-A has been moving its
minor league teams westward.

In fact, Roanoke is just one of two
teams left in the south so it's unclear
whether the team will return.

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*CG 2line Dennis Robarge
Dazzle President DENNIS ROBARGE/TEAM PRESIDENT: WE HOPE
TO BUT THERE'S A LOT OF CHANGES. THE
LEAGUE IS CHANGING FROM AN EXPANSION
STANDPOINT FROM AN AFFILIATION WITH NBA
TEAMS STANDPOINT THE TREND THE LAST FEW
YEARS IS TO GO TO BIGGER MARKETS AND
ROANOKE IS THE SMALLEST MARKET IN THE
LEAGUE ANYMORE.


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The NBA is expected to make a
decision about the team's future in the
next few weeks.

In the meantime, the Dazzle have two
more home games this season, they are
Saturday and Sunday.

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GRAPHIC=Nonstop to Orlando A new carrier coming to the


Roanoke Regional Airport will make
traveling to Florida a little bit
easier.

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*CG locator Allegiant Air Video
:00 It was officially announced
yesterday that Allegiant Air will be
coming to the airport.


The airline, based out of Las
Vegas, will begin service to the area
May 24th.

Initially the carrier will offer
flights twice a week- one flight on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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INQ=Seven-hundred thousand people...




*CG 2line Jay Turner
Airport Board Chairman @10:58.00

JAY TURNER, AIRPORT BOARD CHAIRMAN:
700-THOUSAND PEOPLE FLY IN AND OUT OF
THE AIRPORT EACH YEAR AND WE ESTIMATE
20K OF THEM ARE FLYING TO ORLANDO EACH
YEAR. REPORTER: SO THIS IS A NICE FIT
REALLY? JT: IT'S A GREAT FIT, YOU DO
THE MATH, THOSE PLANES SHOULD BE COMING
IN & OUT OF HERE AT CAPACITY. (:18)

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The airline is offering an
introductory special - you can get
round-trip service to Florida for
135-dollars- that's including taxes and
fees.


The catch? Tickets must be
purchased by April 15th and are good on
travel only until November 9th.

After the special ends- tickets
will range anywhere from 89 to
199-dollars.

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GRAPHIC=Special Session One of the House of


Delegates' strongest members has died.


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*CG locator Richmond
Yesterday Manassas delegate Harry
Parrish died yesterday afternoon at the
age of 84.

He'd been suffering from
pneumonia, though he was at the capitol
yesterday for the start of the Special
Session.

The Republican was the chairman

of the powerful House Finance
Committee.

Parrish was also the oldest
member of the House of Delegates. He
was a Virginia Tech graduate.

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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 slowly return
today, with afternoon highs warming to
near 60.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the complete forecast, in just a
few minutes.




TAKE SCHOOL TOUCH TAKE SCHOOL TOUCH

And we do have one school closing
to tell you about.

Appomattox County High School
only is closed due to a power failure.


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GRAPHIC=NONE Police suspect a Girl Scout troop


leader in Vinton of embezzling money
and cookies from her scouts.

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*CG locator Vinton
:00 Early this month, police searched
Troop Leader Heather Kinsey's home for
evidence of missing cookies.

The search warrant says Kinsey
obtained more than 6,000 dollars worth
of cookies in February and early March.

She told police she raised
37-hundred dollars, and had boxes of
cookies left over.

She claimed she gave the left
overs to the Salvation Army, and spent
all the money on herself.

Troop 788 is out the money -
along with the Virginia Skyline
Council.

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GRAPHIC=None Officials are investigating a


fatal fall from a radio tower in
Martinsville.

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*CG locator Martinsville

Gregory Harrington and Michael
Hinsberger HINES-burger had just
finished installing a t-v antenna on
this 400-foot radio tower.

The men were coming down from the
tower, using a cable-and-pulley system,
when the cable apparently broke --
dropping them 30-feet to the ground.

Harrington was pronounced dead at
a nearby hospital.
*CG locator Roanoke He had 20-years of experience Spring 2002 climbing towers, including this WDBJ
tower he worked on in 2002.

Hinsberger was airlifted to
Roanoke Memorial, and is listed in
critical condition.

Friends say he moved to the
Lynchburg-area two years ago from
Alaska.


OSHA is now handling the
investigation.

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GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire A man is dead after an apartment


fire in Martinsville.
TAKE MAP FULL MAP

Officials say 53-year-old James
Waller was found unresponsive and not
breathing inside his duplex unit on
Independence Drive around 2- 20
yesterday afternoon.

He died at Martinsville Memorial
Hospital.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Firefighters brought the fire


under control within 15 minutes.

There was no damage to the other
half of the duplex, but investigators
don't yet know what caused the fire.

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A Radford University student won
big on The Price is Right-- which aired
yesterday morning.

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*CG locator The Price is Right

11:00:51-11:00:54

AND BRITTANEY BROWN COME ON DOWN.....

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Brittaney Brown was traveling
with her softball team, playing in a
tournament on the west coast, when they
stopped for a taping of Bob Barker's
show.

She'd predicted she would be a
contestant and win lots of prizes.

And that's exactly what she did.

She took home a new car, one
thousand dollars in cash and a trip to
the Virgin Islands.

She says she's giving the car to

her dad, spending the cash and can't
wait to take the trip.

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