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03/31/06

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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

A pleasant weekend is on the
way..we'll see highs in the low to mid
70s beginning today.

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







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GRAPHIC=Linda Weber When it comes to the school


superintendent's paid leave of absence,
a majority of Roanoke County residents
have a problem with it.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Those are the latest findings of


a News 7 poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

It found 75-percent believe
Linda Weber should NOT be allowed to
take two months of paid leave.

When asked about Weber's
performance as superintendent, nearly
half said they disapprove.

Supporters of the
superintendent say that's unfair.

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SOT FULL 18:13:49



INQ=I feel like




*CG 2line B. J. Brewer
Hidden Valley Middle School Principal B.J. BREWER/HIDDEN VALLEY MIDDLE
PRINCIPAL: I FEEL LIKE IN THE LAST
COUPLE OF WEEKS WITH ALL THE NEGATIVE
WE'VE HEARD SO MUCH OF, I'M AFRAID

WE'VE LOST SIGHT OF ALL THE POSITIVE
THAT'S HERE. ROANOKE COUNTY IS AN
EXCEPTIONAL SYSTEM.

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OQ=IS AN EXCEPTIONAL SYSTEM





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Supporters say Linda Weber has
accomplished a lot in her six years as
superintendent.

Currently all the county's
schools are accredited and they all
made adequate yearly progress under No
Child Left Behind.

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GRAPHIC=Hold Supporters of Roanoke County


School Superintendent Linda Weber say
there's been too much negative and not
enough positive things said.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT They spoke on the day a

NO SUPER News-7/Survey USA poll shows 21 percent

of Roanoke County adults asked say the
schools are getting better, more than a
quarter say worse, and nearly a half
say they're about the same.

When asked whether they approve
of the job Linda Weber is doing as
superintendent, nearly half say they
disapprove, twenty two percent say they
approve, and nearly a third told us
they're not sure.


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GRAPHIC=NONE The Roanoke City School Board

EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION hopes to end a brief stalemate with
City Council by revising its budget.

But members say they still plan
to make a case for additional funding.


ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

The budget the board recently
approved called for almost seven
million dollars above and beyond

anticipated revenues.

Officials say they wanted the
additional money for critical needs
including outdated textbooks,
maintenance and instructional reform.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 15:29:27



INQ=This is not an easy process




*CG 2line Kathy Stockburger
Roanoke School Board Chairman KATHY STOCKBURGER/SCHOOL BOARD
CHAIRMAN: THIS IS NOT AN EASY PROCESS
AND WE DO UNDERSTAND THERE ARE FINITE
RESOURCES. THE ISSUE IS HOW DO WE
BALANCE THAT REALITY WITH WHAT WE NEED
TO INVEST FOR OUR SCHOOLS TO MOVE
FORWARD.

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OQ=for our schools to move forward.



VO-NAT VO-NAT



While school board members must
now make cuts, they say teacher raises
will remain a priority.

And they hope to persuade city
council that additional funding for
specific programs would address urgent
needs.

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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.

We could see some isolated
showers..otherwise partly sunny today
with mild highs in the 70s.

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




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GRAPHIC=Hold They helped Mark Warner win the


Governor's mansion.

Now, Steve Jarding and Dave
"Mudcat" Saunders are taking their
"rural strategy" to a national audience
with a new book, "Foxes in the
Henhouse."

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 00:51:47



INQ=Don't be afraid




*CG 2line Steve Jarding
Political Strategist STEVE JARDING: DON'T BE AFRAID TO TALK
ABOUT THIS STUFF. COME TO THE AMERICAN
PUBLIC AND SAY TO THEM YOU WILL NOT BE
FORGOTTEN ANYMORE.

RUNS=08 (END SOT)



OQ=not be forgotten... anymore.





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Rocky Mount
Friday Night Jarding was preaching to the
choir last week, when he spoke to
Franklin County Democrats.

He and Saunders argue that the
party must reclaim rural voters, if
Democrats hope to win the White House.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 01:09:48




INQ=I believe rural America




*CG 2line Dave "Mudcat" Saunders
Political Strategist DAVE "MUDCAT" SAUNDERS: I BELIEVE RURAL
AMERICA IS FORGOTTEN AMERICA OBVIOUSLY.
IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENED IN OUR
PART OF THE WORLD RECENTLY. OVER THE
LAST 40 YEARS, WE'VE SEEN THE FOCUS
COME COMPLETELY OFF OF US AND I THINK
THERE ARE TWO REASONS FOR THAT.

NUMBER ONE, THE REPUBLICANS TAKE US FOR
GRANTED OUT HERE IN RURAL AMERICA AND
THE DEMOCRATS DON'T THINK THAT THEY CAN
GET US.

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OQ=don't think that they can get us.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



With the release of their book
earlier this week, Saunders and Jarding
have been making the rounds of national
talk shows.

They'll be in our studio today
for an interview on News 7 at Noon.

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(END VO)







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GRAPHIC=NONE Instead of just learning about


the problems of erosion, some local
high school students are doing
something about it.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Amherst Co.

About 40 Virginia Episcopal
School students spent the day planting
trees along this patch of land near
Horseley Creek in Amherst County.

The property owner had been
concerned about continuing erosion
along the stream banks.

State officials helped provide
about 130 saplings that eventually will
help keep the land from wearing away.

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INQ=This project can





*CG 2line John McLeod
E. S. Environmental Services 13:51:50 JOHN MCLEOD/V.E.S.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES TEACHER: THIS
PROJECT CAN REALLY HAVE SOME SERIOUS,
POSITIVE IMPACTS ON THE WATERSHED THAT
THEY LIVE IN WITHIN A PRETTY SHORT
PERIOD OF TIME AND IT'S SOMETHING
THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT AND HELP TO
PURIFY THE WATERSHED OVER THE COURSE OF
MAYBE A HUNDRED YEARS.

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OQ=a hundred years.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The creek also empties into the
Pedlar River which is home to an
endangered species of mussel.

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GRAPHIC=None North Carolina residents no


longer have to make a trip to Virginia
to play a lottery.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG locator Charlotte, NC

The state launched its own
lottery yesterday morning, the last
East Coast state to endorse
state-sponsored gambling.

State officials expect the North
Carolina Lottery to raise 400 million
dollars in its first year for
education.

The money is targeted for
class-size reduction, school
construction and need-based college
scholarships.

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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.

Your Friday forecast includes
mild temperatures in the 70s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner

has your complete weekend forecast,
after the news.





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GRAPHIC=Hold The Henry County Sheriff's Office


is investigating the death of a four-
month- old child.

Rescue crews responded to a home
on Clearview Drive before three
Wednesday afternoon.

They found Brooklyn Faith
Williams unresponsive.

C-P-R was unsuccessful.

The baby-sitter of the child said
she tried to wake the child up after a
nap, but she was unresponsive and not
breathing.

The medical examiner's office in
Roanoke will perform an autopsy to
determine the cause of death.
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GRAPHIC=NONE While the "Operation Inked" list



continues to shrink, one woman believes
her name should never have appeared on
it in the first place.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem

Janis Rae was summoned to appear
in court March 6th relating to her
divorce.

She went to court, but Wednesday
HER name appeared in the paper on
"Operation Inked."

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INQ=I was in




*CG 2line Janis Rae

@16:42:51

JANIS:I WAS IN TEARS, I WAS VERY
SADDENED BY THE FACT THAT PEOPLE CAN GO
THROUGH SO MUCH AND RISE ABOVE THINGS
AND HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS PRINTED.

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OQ=like this printed.





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke
Wednesday The Police Department says it

processed about four-thousand names
when preparing for this Operation, and
it is possible that Rae's name was put
on the list by mistake.

Police are encouraging anyone who
thinks their name was listed by
mistake, to call the Roanoke Police
Department's Warrant Service Unit.

As of yesterday, about 300 people
have been tracked down, including one
of those pictured at the top, a man who
failed to register as a sex offender.

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GRAPHIC=VA Lottery North Carolina new lottery could


be UNlucky for some Virginia businesses
near the state line.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Cana

The state says it expects a 10

per cent loss in lottery business.

North Carolinians have been
flocking to places like Danville,
Ridgeway and two locations in Cana for
years.

The Lucky Horseshoe in Cana is
actually the third largest lottery
seller in the Commonwealth, and a lot
of the customers cross the border.

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INQ=I think it's




*CG 2line Mitch Caudle
North Carolina Resident MITCH CAUDLE: 50:09:00 I THINK IT'S A :00 GOOD THING. A LOT OF PEOPLE COME TO
VIRGINIA. SO WE OUGHTA KEEP SOME OF THE
MONEY IN NORTH CAROLINA. :16 BUT YOU'LL
STILL PLAY IN VIRGINIA? SURE :19

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OQ=sure.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The big difference is Virginia
will have the Mega Millions drawing and
North Carolina will have Powerball.

Any time either jackpot gets
huge, more business is likely to
follow, no matter which side of the

state line.

(END VO) (END VO)



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