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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Sunscreen and umbrellas may both come in handy today. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in just a couple of minutes.




[7-5-College-Tuition]


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Seniors at Virginia's public colleges and universities will be paying less in tuition this fall than they did as freshmen.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


The historic reversal in the cost of higher education in Virginia is a result of five years of state control over tuition and fees.
At one point, the cost of "in-state" tuition at the University of Virginia was SECOND among public flagship institutions in the nation.
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[SOT 11:47:12]
[IN Q=We're still in the top half.]

((AMY SEBRING/STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION: WE'RE STILL IN THE TOP HALF. I MEAN, NO QUESTION, VIRGINIA CONTINUES TO BE A RELATIVELY HIGH TUITION HIGH AID STATE AND THAT'S BY DESIGN, WITH THE INTENTION THAT STUDENTS THAT CAN PAY WILL AND STUDENTS THAT CAN'T PAY, THE STATE HOPEFULLY WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT HOPEFULLY TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.))
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[OUT Q=to make up the difference.]
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In 1996, the General Assembly capped tuition increases at the rate of inflation.
Governor Jim Gilmore froze tuition, and then instituted a 20 percent rollback that takes effect this year.
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[7-Blacksburg-Fire]


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Charcoal is to blame for a fire at a townhouse complex in Blacksburg - according to officials.
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About 20-firefighters responded to the blaze on Green Street just before six p-m yesterday. The property is owned by Price Real Estate and rented by Virginia Tech students although no one was home at the time.

Officials say flames traveled up the rear of the structure destroying a four-bedroom unit and causing damage in two others.
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((MARIAH TARRANT/WITNESS; WE LOOK OUT BACK AND THERE'S A FIRE LIKE THIS BIG IT'S GOING UP THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE AND IT' S NOT THAT BIG SO LIKE I GO TO GET A POT OF WATER BUT BY THEN IT'S ALMOST TO THE ROOF.))
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Fire damage is estimated at 125-thousand dollars.
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[7-11Home-Invasion]


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Two home invasions last week are the center of a Roanoke Police investigation.
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The most recent occurred early yesterday morning on 15th Street, Northwest.
The other was Sunday night on Courtland Avenue, Northwest.
In both cases, robbers kicked in the door while residents were watching television.
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((LT. BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WE HAVE TWO INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN FAIRLY CLOSE PROXIMITY HERE BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MOST OF OUR VIEWERS HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT , OR MOST OF OUR CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=or most of our citizens.]
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Police believe the same people may be responsible for both robberies, and say investigators are making progress.


[WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - another warm one is on the way with highs in the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




[45-6-Bacova]


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A Franklin County company is buying the popular rug-maker Bacova.
Ronile Incorporated is expected to complete the purchase by the end of the month.
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[SUPER=03-Low Moor/1997]


Bacova is a leading supplier of floormats and accent rugs with facilities in Alleghany and Bath Counties.
The company's been in business since 1957 and is currently owned by Burlington Industries.
Ronile and Bacova will continue to operate as separate companies after the sale is complete.
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[45-11Lost-Fire]


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Firefighters battling the wildfire in Rockbridge County will be getting some help from Maryland.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


A crew of 40 will head to a fire that has burned 300 acres in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
The fire was found Sunday night just south of Adams Peak.
The group of firefighters is the second to arrive in the area.
Tuesday, 130 firefighters from Oklahoma arrived to help out.
They have a difficult task ahead of them-- it's a two hour hike just to reach the fire.
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[45-11Bus-Fire]


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A bus fire won't ruin the season for Lord Botetourt's J-V softball team thanks to the community.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April;]


The fire broke out as the girls were driving to watch a softball game in Salem in April.
The blaze destroyed all of their equipment -- including bats, softballs and gloves.
Community donations replaced the equipment and allowed the girls to finish the season.
The largest donation was 16-hundred dollars from Oakey's Funeral Home.
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[45-VOB-Blind-Hiker]


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A Roanoke native gave a friend a hand - and helped him get his footing on the world's tallest mountain.
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Yesterday-- 32- year old Jeff Evans returned home to share his experience with his family.
[SUPER=04-Allegra Video;]

Last month, the Patrick Henry High school graduate and a team of climbers helped a blind man reach the top of Mount Everest.
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((JEFF EVANS/ROANOKE NATIVE & HIKER: THIS WAS HISTORY MADE I MEAN WE DID ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE MOUNTAINEER FEATS IN THIS CENTURY... PEOPLE SAY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVEREST EXPEDITION EVER.)) ((PEGGY EVANS/JEFF'S MOTHER: HE'S JUST A GREAT KID AND WE'RE SO GLAD AND SO THRILLED THAT THEY MANAGED TO SUMMIT NOT JUST ALMOST GET THERE. SO WE'RE JUST SO PROUD OF HIM.))
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[vo-nat] Evans now lives in Colorado.. where he works as a physician assistant.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Keep your umbrella's handy today - scattered showers and thunderstorms will be in the area with highs in the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in just a couple of minutes.





[8-ATM-problems]


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Several area automatic teller machine deals have gone bad.
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Tommy Hubbard was approached by the "Credit Card Company" to put an A-T-M in front of his tanning Salon near James Madison University.
Hubbard says C-C-C promised to subsidize a five year lease on the A-T-M, then sold his lease less than a month after he signed.
Now Hubbard is responsible for the three-hundred dollar a month lease.
Julie Wheeler from the Better Business Bureau says Hubbard isn't alone.
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[IN Q=We recieved several complaints]

((JULIE WHEELER/BBB: WE RECIEVED SEVERAL COMPLAINTS FROM BUSINESSES IN OUR REGION AS WELL AS SEVERAL PHONE CALLS THAT DIDN'T FOLLOW THROUGH WITH WRITTEN COMPLAINTS. AND WHAT THEY WERE ALL SAYING IS THAT THEY WEREN'T RECEIVEING THE MONTHLY PAYMENTS.))
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[OUT Q=the monthly payments.]
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The Credit Card Company is based in Philadelphia, but had an office in Roanoke.
Stiff competition has forced it to file for bankruptcy.
Published reports say CCC owes money to at least 11-thousand merchants across the U-S.
No one from the credit card company was available for comment.
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[8-11Lewis-Gale]


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Some patients are logging onto the internet from their hospital beds.
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Lewis Gale Medical Center now offers wireless Internet access to patients and their families in its Maternity Center.
The system can also give patients specific health information.
That made all the difference for the Cothrans (coth-rans) when their first child Madeline was born.
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[IN Q=I had a little bit of complications with my]

((SANDRA COTHRAN/PATIENT; I HAD A LITTLE BIT OF COMPLICATIONS WITH MY PREGNANCY SO I WANTED TO LOOK SOME INFORMATION UP AND SO IT WAS NICE HAVING INSTANT ACCESS))
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[OUT Q=instant acess]
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The Goodpastures used the Internet to make a birth announcement for their son Grayson.
And to check-up on their stocks.
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[IN Q=It was was great cause]

((ROBYN GOODPASTURE/PATIENT; IT WAS GREAT CAUSE HE CAN GET ON-LINE AND MY FATHER WAS IN HERE FROM NEW YORK SO HE WAS READING THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.. SO IT REALLY OPENS UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR PEOPLE TO DO WHEN THEY'RE JUST KIND OF SITTING AROUND))
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[OUT Q=of sitting around]
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Eventually Lewis-Gale hopes to make the service available to all patients--at a cost of about 10 dollars a day. (---------------)