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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Hazy, hot, and humid today-- so dress accordingly. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast in just a moment.





[7-11Edwards]


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It's election day in Virginia. Democrats are choosing their statewide ticket today.

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Roanoke Senator John Edwards returned to the area yesterday to finish his campaign run for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
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Edwards last stop before the Democratic primary election was in Salem.
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[IN Q=We have a tremendous]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL; WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS GRASSROOTS EFFORT ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, HAMPTON ROADS, NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA. AND I THINK OUR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN AND THE TELEPHONE CALLS WE'RE MAKING. TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THE FACT THAT I'M THE MOST ELECTABLE, THE FACT THAT I HAVE THE MOST EXPERIENCE TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate For Attorney General]
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[OUT Q=to serve as Attorney General]
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[SS=Whitt Clement]


The other local candidate for Attorney General campaigned late into the night.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement visited workers yesterday evening at Danville's Goodyear Plant and then spoke at an event held by the Fraternal Order of Police.
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There are two other candidates in today's primary: Richmond Attorney Sylvia Clute and Henrico County Delegate Don McEachin.
The polls will remain open until 7 tonight. You don't have to be a member of the Democratic Party to vote in the primary. It's open to Republicans and Independents. We'll have the results of today's primary tonight on News 7.


[7-11Gypsy-Moths]


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Officials want to prevent gypsy moths from spreading to Roanoke County.
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Four airplanes took to the skies yesterday over the Cave Spring and Bent Mountain areas.
The Department of Agriculture says it's spraying more than 72 thousand acres over the next week.
Officials say they are using "pesticide," but it's NON-TOXIC to humans and animals.
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((MIKE QUESINBERRY/U. S. FOREST SERVICE: WHAT WE ARE DOING IS WE'RE APPLYING A PHEROMONE TO DISRUPT THE MATING OF THE GYPSY MOTH IN ROANOKE, MONTGOMERY AND PARTS OF FLOYD COUNTY.))
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Gypsy moths killed thousands of trees last year, including some in Bedford and Allegheny counties.
Officials say their next stop would surely be Roanoke County if spraying didn't begin soon.
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[7-11Library]


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Patrons of the Roanoke Public Library on Jefferson Street will notice some changes. The library has reopened with new carpet, new paint and new computers.
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The 50-year old building got a facelift- with new shelves and a new layout. Eleven computers are also on their way- You can learn how to use them too. The staff will offer a training lab that'll be open to the public soon after the computers arrive. The library is officially open- every day except Sunday.
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[45-11Jefferson-Forest]


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About 150 parents, students, and teachers came out to a meeting last night to learn how severe the mold problem has been at Jefferson Forest High School.
More importantly, they wanted to know what officials are doing to get rid of the mold.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-John Owen/IMEC Engineers; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Susan Blevins/Microbiologist; :40]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Cree/Jefferson Forest Biology Teacher; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Alan Druschitz/Parent; 1:15]
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(( The good news: just 25 percent of the classrooms at Jefferson Forest High School have some sort of mold problem.. the bad news: the remaining 75 percent are so badly ventilated they too are capable of making students physically ill.
The poor ventilation not only promotes the growth of unhealthy bacteria like stachybotrys, it also produces high levels of carbon dioxide.
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((JOHN OWEN/IMEC ENGINEERS: THE RESULT OF THAT IS.. ..CO2 ELEVATION.))
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Engineers have been testing, cleaning and removing contaminated material from the building since it closed in April.
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((DR. SUSAN BLEVINS/MICROBIOLOGIST: 83 PERCENT WILL BE EFFECTIVELY RETURNED TO LEVELS AFTER CLEANING AND REMOVING OF CEILING TILES. SO THAT'S NOT EXTENSIVE CONTAMINATION BY ANY MEANS.))
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Scientists say the solution is ventilation.. 1-point-6 million dollars is being spent to clean the building and install new ventilation and dehumidifying units.
Some were satisfied with the presentation.. others were not.
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((SHARON CREE/JFHS BIOLOGY TEACHER: I THINK THEY'VE GOT A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING.. ..CLEANING THAT THEY'RE DOING.))
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((ALAN DRUSCHITZ/PARENT: THEY REALLY HAVEN'T PROVEN THEY KNOW WHAT THE CAUSE IS. WITHOUT KNOWING THE CAUSE, YOU CAN'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM.))
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Copies of the test results have been made public, along with the administration's timetable to fix the problem and get students back in class this fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[45-Stanley-Furniture]


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Wall Street may feel the effects from a lagging second quarter at Stanley Furniture Company. The company says sales are expected to be ``off'' more than 20 percent, compared to the same period last year.
Officials say they don't expect to see any turn-around until the fourth quarter of this year.

Stanley has factories in Stanleytown and Martinsville.[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Sunny and warm out there already, with hot temperatures expected this afternoon.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has you summer-like forecast, coming up.





[8-11Edwards]


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The polls opened nearly two-and-a-half hours ago for today's Democratic primary.
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Roanoke Senator John Edwards returned to the area yesterday for some last- minute campaigning.
He hopes to win the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
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[SUPER=403-Salem]


Edwards last stop before the Democratic primary election was in Salem.
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[IN Q=We have a tremendous]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/(D) CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL; WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS GRASSROOTS EFFORT ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, HAMPTON ROADS, NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA. AND I THINK OUR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN AND THE TELEPHONE CALLS WE'RE MAKING. TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THE FACT THAT I'M THE MOST ELECTABLE, THE FACT THAT I HAVE THE MOST EXPERIENCE TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY GENERAL.))
[SUPER=401-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Candidate For Attorney General]
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[OUT Q=to serve as Attorney General]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=Whitt Clement]


The other local candidate for Attorney General campaigned late into the night.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement visited workers yesterday evening at Danville's Goodyear Plant and then spoke at an event held by the Fraternal Order of Police.
[SS=Election 2001]


There are two other candidates in today's primary: Richmond Attorney Sylvia Clute and Henrico County Delegate Don McEachin.
The polls will remain open until 7 tonight. You do not have to be a member of the Democratic Party to vote in today's primary. It's open to Republicans and Independents. We'll have the results of today's primary tonight on News 7.


[8-11Rail-Mergers]


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Recent merger problems between Norfolk Southern and Conrail have led to the creation of some new rules for railroads.
The Surface Transportation Board came up with the rules.
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Railroads must now submit a service insurance plan, because of the hundreds of service complaints the Board's received. [NEXT PAGE 1001]
They must have plans to keep existing gateways open to avoid bottleneck situations. [NEXT PAGE 1002]
And the board will now oversee mergers for no-less than five years.
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The Board also gave Norfolk Southern a two week extension to give "good reason" for closing its car shops in H

olidaysburg, Pennsylvania.[8-11D-Day-Parking]


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You have until next week to head out to the National D- Day Memorial in Bedford WITHOUT having to pay to park.

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More than 20-thousand people turned out for the dedication ceremony on Wednesday, and more than 40-thousand people have visited the site since Thursday.
Foundation officials say visitation has exceeded expectations.
They say they decided to extend the inaugural period through Father's Day, June 17th as a thank you to the Bedford Community, and supporters across the region. (------------)