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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Fog early and rain is likely today. Highs will climb into the 70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.




[7-VOB-Bedford-School]


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It will take nearly one point seven million dollars to get rid of Stachybotrys.
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That's how much engineers say it will cost to clean -up Jefferson Forest High school. Last night-- the Bedford County board of supervisors agreed to foot the bill.
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The money is needed to rid the high school of a potentially dangerous fungus so that students can return to there in the fall without the threat of the mold returning.
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((DEBBY ALLEN/PARENT: I'M VERY PLEASED THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS....REALLY THE BEST THING.))
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An engineer says the mold began growing for a number of reasons. He says a leaking roof, poor ventilation in the high school and dehumidification all contributed to the problem.
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[7-11Historic-District]


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If approved, Lynchburg could soon have a sixth historic district. This despite residents' concerns over the possible infringement on their property rights.
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The Board of Historic and Architectural Review voted unanimously yesterday to designate a three- mile stretch of Rivermont Avenue as a historic district.
Supporters say it will help maintain the beauty of the neighborhood and preserve property values.
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((FRANCES HARRIS/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DISTRICT: IT IS OUR WISH THAT THIS WILL DEVELOP INTO A SENSE OF TRUE COMMUNITY. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A COMMUNITY DEVELOP OF YOUNG AND OLD, RICH AND POOR, LARGE HOMES, SMALL ONES, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, CHURCHES.))
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The plan still must be approved by the planning commission and city council.
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Minority leaders in Campbell County agree that the county's new redistricting proposal is better - but say it's still not good enough.
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Yesterday, supervisors approved changes to the area's voting districts, based on Census 2000 numbers.
They adjusted District Five in the Brookneal area to include 31 percent minority population, but black leaders say the county can do better.
They say they need a district with heavy minority presence to have a chance of electing a black supervisor.
They're considering appealing the plan to the Justice Department.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - It's going to be a foggy start to a rainy day today. Highs will be in the 70's.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.




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After eleven months of debate -Roanoke's City Council authorized the city manager to develop plans for a new stadium.



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City officials had considered a number of alternatives including the renovation of the current Victory Stadium.
But council members say they were looking to the future with their decision to replace the aging landmark.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: IT'S A GRAND OLD LADY WHO SERVED US WELL, BUT PROGRESS MOVES ON.))
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The new stadium would be located on Orange Avenue across from the Civic Center, though city officials aren't saying exactly where.
It would be similar to plans already circulating, that combine a football stadium with an amphitheater. Officials say it would have enough seats to be financially self-supporting.
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Last night - Members of Roanoke City Council reaffirmed their opposition to the proposed route that would take Interstate 73 through southeast Roanoke.
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Council had gone on record supporting the I-73 project in the past, but members say they had also encouraged the Virginia Department of Transportation to avoid city neighborhoods.
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THE ONLY POSITION THAT WE TOOK WAS AGAINST THAT ONE PROPOSED ROUTING THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST QUADRANT OF THE CITY, AND YET THAT WAS THE EXACT ROUTE THAT WAS ENDORSED BY THE TRANSPORTATION BOARD.))

((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I FIND IT JUST VERY, VERY FRUSTRATING TO SAY THE LEAST. AND I THINK ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO AT THIS TIME TO PROTECT THE HOMES OF THE CITIZENS WHO LIVE IN THE SOUTHEAST QUADRANT OF OUR CITY THAT ARE GOING TO BE AFFECTED, WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO DO.))
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Mayor Ralph Smith was the only member to vote against the resolution. He said he didn't want to create any more barriers to the I-73 project.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
No relief in sight today from rain and thunderstorms.
Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in a few minutes.




[8-6-McEachin]


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A debate tonight in Richmond will showcase the four Democrats running for Attorney General.
But yesterday they sparred over gun safety in Roanoke.
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Henrico Delegate Don McEachin held a news conference yesterday morning at the Governor's School.
He said Roanoke Senator John Edwards and Danville Delegate Whitt Clement voted to allow guns on school property.


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Yesterday afternoon, John Edwards said McEachin's claim that he voted to allow children to bring guns to school is reckless, outrageous and patently untrue.


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It's a first for political campaigning in Virginia ...
Gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner is airing four different T-V campaign ads before Memorial Day.
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The Democrat businessman is moving from his "bio" and bluegrass ads to a look at where he stands on the issues.
An education spot starts running this week in northern Virginia -- pointing out his support for teacher pay raises and skepticism over the testing component of the Standards of Learning.
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((MO ELLEITHEE/MARK WARNER CAMPAIGN: YEAH, ACCOUNTABILITY'S IMPORTANT. AND WE NEED TO HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY. I THINK MOST PARENTS WOULD AGREE WITH THAT, THAT WE NEED TO HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY IN OUR SCHOOLS. BUT WE'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT. AND MAKE SURE THAT'S NOT BASED ON JUST ROTE MEMORIZATION.))
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A new poll released yesterday by Virginia Commonwealth University backs up Warner's point.
Only 44- percent of Virginians polled say the S-O-L tests are a "very" or even "somewhat" accurate measure of how students and schools are doing.
The Republican Party of Virginia says it would be buying as many ads as Warner, if it had HIS financial resources.