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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Another rainy day with highs nearing 70 degrees. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes.




[7-11UVA-Graduation]


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Music was in the air for graduates at the University of Virginia -
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The head of the Human Genome Project delivered yesterday's commencement address. Doctor Francis Collins is a 1970 U-V-A grad... who concluded yesterday's ceremony by strapping on a guitar and bringing the 56- hundred graduates to their feet.
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The ceremony was a welcome break for the college, after more than 120 students were accused of cheating. About a dozen accused were among the graduates. If they're found guilty by a student panel, they could be stripped of their diplomas.
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[7-11Ann-Compton]


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The commencement speech was given by a well known graduate of Hollins.
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Ann Compton graduated from the school in 1969 and is currently a Washington Correspondent for ABC News. She told students that their education from Hollins will be recognized where ever they go.
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((ANN COMPTON: THERE ARE SO MANY WOMEN IN WASHINGTON ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT I MEET THAT SAY I WENT TO HOLLINS SO THERE REALLY IS A CONNECTION THAT YOU HANG ONTO FOREVER.))
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You might remember Compton from her earlier days at WDBJ. She began as an intern during her junior year and later established the Richmond bureau. In 19-73 Compton joined the ABC network.
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[7-11Fire-Memorial]


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It's a job that takes courage under fire -
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Firefighters who died in the line of duty in Roanoke were remembered yesterday. The names of the men were called out and a memorial bell was rung after each name. Last year a statue was dedicated to them. The last firefighter who died in the line of duty was in November of 19-85.
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((CHUCK WELLS: IT LETS THEIR FAMILIES KNOW THAT THEY ARE REMEMBERED NOT ONLY BY THEIR COWORKERS BUT BY THE ADMINISTRATION IN ROANOKE.))
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Chuck Wells says safer equipment and closed cabs on the fire trucks have prevented other lives from being lost.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - More rain and possible thunderstorms today. Highs will be near 70. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete work week forecast coming up.



[45-11Juicies]


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A Montgomery County adult nightclub is closing shop as part of a plea agreement.

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The closure stems from a raid at Juicie's Exotic Cabaret in Plum Creek back in January. Managers and employees were charged with violating state alcohol laws as well as the county's nudity ordinance.
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The strip club is shutting its doors permanently as part of a plea agreement. Under the agreement, the state has agreed to suspend a 75- hundred dollar fine as long as the company opens no business in Montgomery County that includes nude performances.


[45-11Local-Colors]


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This years Local Colors Multicultural Festival drew an estimated crowd of 25 - to 30-thousand people over the weekend.

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70 countries were featured in the event which was held in Roanoke's Downtown Market. There was authentic food cooked right in front of you, crafts, and performances by German singers and other groups. The Indian Village even featured dancing and chanting. Pearl Fu has been putting on this event for more than a decade.
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((PEARL FU: PEOPLE DON'T THINK ROANOKE HAS THIS MUCH DIVERSITY AND WHEN THEY COME TO LOCAL COLORS THERE ARE MORE THAN 70 COUNTRIES INVOLVED AND THEY ARE SO PROUD OF THEIR HERITAGE AND WANT TO SHARE IT.))
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Five new countries joined the festival this year.
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[45-11Danville-Festival]


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A country music star took to the stage at Danville's Festival in the Park.
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Organizers estimate more than ten thousand people showed up for the three day event.
The festival wrapped up yesterday with a free concert by Ricky Van Shelton.
The country music star was born in Danville and grew up in Pittsylvania County.
Shelton says performing in Southside was not only special for him but also his fans.
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((RICKY VAN SHELTON/COUNTRY MUSIC STAR: I GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. AND BACK IN ALTA VISTA, I LIVED CLOSER TO ALTA VISTA THAN I DID DANVILLE, THIS WHOLE AREA IS MY STOMPING GROUND. ITS GREAT TO BE BACK HOME. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.))
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Before the concert, Mayor John Hamlin presented Shelton with a key to the city.
Shelton performed for more than a hour. The free concert was sponsored by WDBJ 7.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Rainy days and Mondays will go together today..Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have forecast details coming up.





[8-11Bluefield-Derail]


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Officials say bad weather caused a train derailment near Bluefield that spilled nearly a thousand gallons of diesel fuel. The train was moving 164- empty coal cars between Roanoke and Bluefield when the train derailed Saturday afternoon. Local fire officials say heavy rain dislodged a rock from a wall... which landed on the tracks. No one was injured.

[8-11Ax-Brambleton]


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Roanoke County police say alcohol may have contributed to an accident on Brambleton Avenue.
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Police say the driver of a blue S-U-V flipped near the intersection at 4-19 at about 10-o'clock last night. Authorities say they are still investigating. There is no word on the condition of the driver.
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[8-11Juicies]


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An adult nightclub in Montgomery County will shut down as part of a plea agreement.
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The closure stems from a raid at Juicie's Exotic Cabaret in Plum Creek back in January. Managers and employees were charged with violating state alcohol laws as well as the county's nudity ordinance.
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[anchor=Kim]
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The strip club is shutting its doors permanently as part of a plea agreement. Under the agreement, the state has agreed to suspend a 75- hundred dollar fine as long as the company opens no business in Montgomery County that includes nude performances.


[8-11VA-Star-Ball]


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Couples were cutting the rug at the Hotel Roanoke over the weekend for the Virginia Star Ball...
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Ballroom dancing is scheduled to become a full medal Olympic Event in 2-thousand-four. Dancers are judged on technique, footwork, stance, compatibility, and of course, style.
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((ANNA SMART/EVENT COORDINATOR; THEY PLAY A STRICT TEMPO OF MUSIC, WHETHER ITS A WALTZ, FOX-TROT, TANGO, AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO DANCE AT WHATEVER LEVEL THEY ARE ENTERED, DEPENDING WHERE THEY ARE IN THEIR STUDIES.))
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Organizers say they hope to have a larger ballroom next year, because they have had to turn away nearly 80 people from the competition. (------------)