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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - Don't forget the sunscreen today - it's going to be a sunny day with mild temperatures in the 70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have details in just a couple of minutes.





[7-VOB-Henry-73]


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The Henry County Board of Supervisors is backing Interstate 73.
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They say the interstate is the area's economic future. But the board and some local homeowners are not satisfied with the route recently approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The interstate would impact three large subdivisions in Henry County. Last night, the developer of the Farmingdale subdivision asked for help.
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[IN Q=If Farmingdale]

((JIMMIE FORD/DEVELOPER: IF FARMINGDALE IS THE ONLY PLACE THEY CAN BUILD THEN LETS GO AHEAD... I'LL BITE THE BULLET AND SETTLE WITH VDOT AND WE'LL HAVE THE INTERSTATE. I THINK AS MUCH RURAL PROPERTY AS IN HENRY COUNTY IT CAN BE RELOCATED.))
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A V-DOT official says the transportation board rarely changes its mind. But the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution last night supporting local homeowners. They're also trying to secure a meeting this week for county officials to meet with the transportation board to make their case for a more rural route through Henry County.
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[7-11Craig-Flag]


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The Confederate Battle Flag is in a new fight in New Castle.
A judge banned residents from flying Confederate flags on Court house property during the Memorial Day weekend.
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But those same residents say they'll continue to show their appreciation for Confederate veterans by flying the flags on their own property.
This, after a Craig County judge said displaying a Confederate flag was "inappropriate use of County property."

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((JEFF RICE/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: I TOOK THAT TO MEAN IT WAS NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT TO BE FLYING THAT PARTICULAR FLAG BY THE MONUMENT. MY RESPONSE IS, IF THE FLAG IS INAPPROPRIATE THEN THE MONUMENT MUST BE INAPPROPRIATE AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=inappropriate as well.]
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While some say Confederate flags are a symbol of racism and bigotry, the Sons of Confederate Veterans says the flags are part of Craig County's history.
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[WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - Sunglasses will come in handy today - because it's going to be SUNNY! and warm. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up.




[45-1181-Accident]


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One man is serionusly injured after a truck hit a Virginia Department of Transportation worker yesterday morning.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Denny Kegley had stopped on the southbound shoulder of the interstate, just south of route 60. He was reportedly picking up tire debris.
The driver of the truck told police he tried to avoid a collision, but said Kegley stepped into the path of his vehicle.
Kegley is in critical condition this morning at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[45-11Drowning]


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The cause of a woman's death at a Rockbridge County campsite is still unknown -
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Divers found the body of 37- year old Sherri Shinneman of Roanoke in Cave Mountain Lake Monday night. Sheriff's officials say it appears Shinneman drowned, because they did not find injuries on her body. An autopsy was performed yesterday, but the medical examiner is awaiting toxicology reports before determining the cause of death.
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[45-11Brown]


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A 17-year-old Roanoke teen pled no contest to voluntary manslaughter yesterday -
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Natassia Brown was set to go on trial this week for stabbing 22-year-old Monique Swain at the Bluestone Apartments last December.
Relatives said Swain died while trying to shield a younger sister from Brown, after a dispute over Brown's ex-boyfriend.
Brown will be sentenced in August.
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[45-11Snow-Leopard]


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The death of a snow leopard cub may remain a mystery - according to the Mill Mountain Zoo.
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The young female died Saturday. Zoo officials say all the babies appeared to be doing fine until their mom singled out the smallest one and removed her from the den. Despite being limp the cub had no visible signs of injury. Because of the way snow leopard mothers dispose of their dead young, an autopsy would be impossible. The zoo says the death is sad, but not uncommon. The surviving male and female are doing well.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - It's going to be a beautiful day today -but will it last? Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.




[8-11Tech-Plant]


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Virginia Tech wants to burn more coal to meet its growing energy needs.
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The University is asking the state for a permit to increase coal burning at a power plant on campus.
The request would bring a boiler's capacity from nearly 18-thousand to 42-thousand tons a year.
Some, like Tech Professor Richard Hirsh, have been critical of resulting pollution.
But Hirsh says he will support the measure if there is a commitment to efficiency.
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((RICHARD HIRSH/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR; THERE'S A LOT I BELIEVE OF ENERGY WASTE HERE AND THERE ARE TECHNOLOGIES AND NOW THERE IS A NEW STATE LAW THAT ALLOWS THE UNIVERSITY TO GO AFTER THAT ENERGY WASTE AND TURN IT INTO ENERGY SUPPLY. ))


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Environmentalists are expected to voice their concerns at a public hearing for the permit request at seven Thursday night.
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[8-11Coleman-Adams]


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It's a project like none they've done before -
From groundbreaking to monument-topping.. putting together the D-Day Memorial has been a unique challenge for the Coleman-Adams construction company.
A week from today, the nation gets a glimpse of their hard work.
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Hundreds of construction workers have put in long days building Bedford's majestic D-Day Memorial.
It's been a once- in- a- lifetime contract for the Coleman-Adams construction company.
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[IN Q=When you look]

((CLIF COLEMAN/COLEMAN-ADAMS PRESIDENT: WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND, IT'S REALLY OVERWHELMING THE AMOUNT OF STUFF THAT HAS GONE ON UP HERE THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. THE TEAMWORK THAT'S HAPPENED, AND LIKE JIMMY WAS SAYING EARLIER, IT'S JUST A BIG FAMILY, EVERYBODY'S PULLING TOGETHER AND IT'S BEEN A TOTAL TEAM EFFORT AND EVERYBODY'S PROUD AND I THINK IT LOOKS GREAT.))
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Coleman says his company also hopes to win the contract to build the memorial's education center.
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[Take Pinnacle FS 4619]
News-7 at five AND News-7 at six will be broadcast live from the Memorial on both June 5th and 6th. [Next page 4618]
And then we invite you to join us at 11:00 AM, June 6th for: "Their Sacrifice, Our Freedom" .. live coverage of the dedication ceremony. (++++++++)