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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A nice day today with mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up in just a few minutes.



[7-11Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tha]
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The owner of the Franklin County Speedway is gearing up to make another run for political office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Franklin Co./October 1999;]

In 1999, Whitey Taylor ran an UNsuccessful campaign against Delegate Allen Dudley. Yesterday-- Taylor registered as an Independent. He'll once again face Republican Allen Dudley for the 9th House District Seat.
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[7-11Debates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-30 TC1:21:20]
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The only agreed upon debate for governor that will be carried out on statewide T-V will be on the evening of Sunday, October 7-th.
W-D-B-J-7 is scheduled to host that debate.
Republican Mark Earley is hoping for up to nine more debates with Democrat Mark Warner .... but the Warner campaign has agreed to only three more .... including ours.
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[SUPER=403-White Sulphur Spr., WV/July 14;]


The pair met in July, in front of the Virginia Bar Association.
Yesterday, Mark Earley told reporters by telephone that he thinks THAT debate left Mark Warner "shell- shocked."


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[IN Q=Now he wants to limit the]

((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: NOW HE WANTS TO LIMIT THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE SUBSEQUENT DEBATES OCCUR SO THERE'S NOT STATEWIDE TV COVERAGE IN ALL THE MEDIA MARKETS OF HE AND I DEBATING. AND AGAIN, I THINK HE'S HIDING HIMSELF AS A CANDIDATE IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS OF THE ELECTION. ))
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[OUT Q=last few months of the election.]
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The Warner campaign points out that our debate will be picked up on T-V stations in every media market.
They also say Warner will debate Earley as many times as Chuck Robb and George Allen debated last year -- and once more than Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer debated in 1997.


[7-11Hudson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Hudson Automotive Group's Pulaski dealership has been seized by Bank of America.
Now the Bank says it will close the business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Owner Bob Hudson said earlier this month he would get out of the car business and sell the lot to Roanoke's Berglund car dealer. But the deal recently fell through, and Hudson's creditors stepped in. Bank of America says Hudson signed the property over to them last Friday. The lot is closed, and approximately 80-people are now unemployed. The employment commission's New River Valley office reports an influx of Hudson employees, who are shocked, upset and applying for benefits. Some people have said they hope Berglund will have a renewed interest in buying the Pulaski dealership now that Bank of America has possession. Bob Hudson declined an interview, and calls to Berglund were NOT returned.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Partly sunny today with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.



[45-Botetourt-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors and the school board are trying to solve their differences.
Now a mediator has been called in to help the two groups meet in the middle.
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[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


The two boards have been bickering since the county adopted a budget giving the schools less money than requested.

Supervisors say it's because state contributions fell dramatically... and the school board did not manage its money well.
The school board says it had to increase class sizes in the fourth and fifth grades and cut several programs.
Angry parents confronted supervisors with a petition asking for the reinstatement of fourth and fifth grade teachers.
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((WILLIAM LOOPE/BOARD CHAIRMAN: I'M SORRY THAT THIS HAS HAD TO COME TO A POINT OF MEDIATION BUT IT HAS. WE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD. ))
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[OUT Q=the school board.]
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Mediated talks between the boards should be finished by the end of the year.
The county says taxes may be increased next year to help solve the impasse.
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[45-11Boty-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Meanwhile, Botetourt County is solving a space shortage problem in its jail by building a new one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


Supervisors approved the purchase of a three acre site near the General District Court building in Fincastle.
A family that lives on the land agreed to sell it for 240-thousand dollars.
The Sheriff says the jail, built in 1964, has been overcrowded and outdated for too long.
It's built for 38 inmates, but on some days has as many as 75.
Employees are also crowded.
Construction on the new jail and sheriff's office will start in two to three years.
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[45-11Covington-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Covington City Council may have approved the demise of its old city hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

Yesterday, Council approved by a 3-to-2 vote to complete the funding for the demolition of the old building. Since 1912, the building has served as city hall and a school, but it's been empty for several years.
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[IN Q=When the new city hall...]

((TEMPLE KESSINGER/COVINGTON MAYOR; WHEN THIS NEW CITY HALL WAS BUILT, I THINK THE FATE OF THE OLD ONE WAS SEALED. THAT WAS OVER 5 YEARS AGO. IF ANYONE HAD IDEAS OF WHAT TO DO WITH IT OR HOW TO SAVE IT, SURELY TO GOODNESS THEY WOULD HAVE COME UP WITH IT IN THAT TIME FRAME.))
[SUPER=01-Temple Kessinger/Covington Mayor]
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[OUT Q=with it in that time frame.]
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"Friends of Old City Hall", a group fighting to save the building, says the next battle will be fought in court.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Another nice day is heading our way. Look for sunny skies and warmer temperatures. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few moments.


[8-11Hudson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Bank of America says it's seized Hudson Automotive Group's Pulaski dealership and closed the business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]

Owner Bob Hudson said earlier this month he would get out of the car business and sell the lot to Roanoke's Berglund car dealer. But the deal recently fell through and Hudson's creditors stepped in. Bank of America says Hudson signed the property over to them last Friday. The lot is closed and approximately 80-people are now unemployed. The employment commission's New River Valley office reports an influx of Hudson employees who are shocked, upset and applying for benefits. Some people have said they hope Berglund will have a renewed interest in buying the Pulaski dealership now that Bank of America has possession. Bob Hudson declined an interview and calls to Berglund weren't returned.
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[8-11Bassett]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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Bassett Furniture is eliminating some of its jobs.
The company says 250 to 300 positions will be cut this fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape;]


The company says it will close its chair plant and associated rough mill in Bassett late this fall.
Bassett Furniture says it will import occasional chairs and tables instead of making them in Henry County.
The company says its long-term health depends on shifting from just a maker of furniture .. to one that also imports and sells furniture.
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[8-11KB-Toys]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-37 35:39]
[GRAPHIC=KB Moving In]


It's only been two weeks and K-B Toys in Pittsylvania County has already doubled its workforce.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blairs/August 10]


K-B took over the old e-Toys facility on August 10th.
And people want the job. At a job fair last week .. nearly one thousand people applied for jobs ranging from managmeent to computer and technical assistants....
The distribution center hired 50 from that pool, and now has almost one hundred employees.
K-B will hire seventy more over the next two weeks.
The on-line toy retailer plans to start shipping toys from Blairs as early as next month.
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[8-11Ice-Cream]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Recall]


The latest recall will have folks cleaning out their freezer.
Some ice cream sold at Food Lion stores in Virginia is now being recalled.
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The company is recalling half-gallon packages of Food Lion Fudge Royale ice cream because it may contain peanuts or pieces of peanuts.
Food Lion says people who are allergic to peanuts risk a serious or life-threatening reaction if they eat the ice cream.
The ice cream comes in square half-gallon containers with the U-P-C number 3-5-8-2-6- 0-0-5-7-3 and a code date of 04- Twelve- 02. (-------------)