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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for a mix of sun and clouds today with highs reaching near 80.
Steve Pardon will have your forecast details coming up in just a few moments.

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Roanoke City Council met yesterday .. taking on a number of controversial issues. Council discussed a zoning change for a newspaper printing plant, the call for more school board audits, and a proposal to change the name of Elmwood Park.
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The Roanoke Times has already won approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals for the new printing plant. It would be located across Second Street from the newspaper's current building.
But city council is also initiating a zoning ammendment that would allow printing plants in the city's commercial and industrial districts.
The meeting's most pointed exchange came as council passed an ordinance requiring regular audits of the city schools. Mayor Ralph Smith accused school officials of not cooperating, and Nelson Harris objected.
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((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE AGENDA IS HERE, BUT THE AGENDA I THINK A MAJORITY OF THIS COUNCIL IS TO ACT RESPONSIVELY AND RESPONSIBLY, AND WE HAVE DONE THAT. WE HAVE DONE THAT. AND AGAIN I WOULD ASK THAT THESE INFLAMMATORY COMMENTS DIRECTED AT THE SCHOOL BOARD NEED TO BE REIGNED IN FOR THE SAKE OF WHAT IS TRUE AND WHAT IS ACCURATE.)) ((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WHEN I WAS ELECTED TO THIS JOB IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO LOOK AFTER ALL OF THIS CITY. AND WHATEVER YOUR OPINION OF THE WAY I GO ABOUT IT, I AM LOOKING AFTER THE AFFAIRS. ANY TIME ANYBODY WILL TELL ME THAT WE DON'T WANT YOU TO LOOK AT OUR BOOKS FOR ONE MINUTE, I EXPECT THEM ALL TO BE AVAILABLE.))
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City Council is also making plans for a public hearing on proposals to honor the Reverend Martin Luther King. The top recommendation of the committee studying that issue is to rename Elmwood Park after the civil rights leader.

[7-11C'Burg-Elementary]


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Some students in the New River Valley are doing their part to support the American Red Cross during this time of need.

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At Christiansburg Elementary School yesterday, more than 4-hundred students along with teachers and parents gathered outside to kickoff a fundraiser. Over the next two-weeks students can drop pennies, nickels and dimes into donation cans in each classroom. The children are also encouraged to write letters to the families hit by last week's attacks.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Get ready for another nice day. Look for mostly sunny skies with mild temperatures. Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.


[45-11Longwood]


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Another building at Longwood College has been added to the list of structures that need to be rebuilt after a fire last spring.
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Grainger Hall was damaged by fire in April. The college originally planned to renovate it, but once the interior was gutted experts discovered infrastructure problems that may have existed before the fire. Demolition is scheduled to begin later this month.
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[45-6-Girl-Scouts]


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The Girl Scouts want to help you show your patriotism.
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Since last Thursday, the Girl Scout office in Salem has been making red, white and blue ribbons to hang on car antennas. The office in Charlottesville will do the same starting today. Wytheville will join in tomorrow. Employees say they think it's so important that Americans show their support that they're dipping into their own pockets to buy materials. The ribbons are free and will be available while supplies last.
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[45-11Moonshine]


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This past week's attacks in New York and Northern Virginia had an impact in a Roanoke courtroom yesterday.
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After the prosecution outlined its case in federal court, Ralph Hale Senior decided to plead guilty to charges stemming from the sale and manufacture of moonshine. Hale's attorney says he and his client opted for a plea agreement because this is not the time to challenge the federal government.
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((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/RALPH HALE SENIOR'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME TO BE CHALLENGING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN UNDER SIEGE. SOME VERY TERRIBLE THINGS HAVE HAPPENED AND I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO BE IN A COURTROOM CONTESTING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AT THIS TIME. ))
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Prosecutors say Hale cheated the state and federal government out of four point seven million dollars in taxes.
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((SHARON BURNHAM/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY; THIS WAS DONE WITH THE FULL COOPERATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF HIS FAMILY AND I BELIEVE THIS WAS AN APPROPRIATE RESOLUTION OF THIS CASE AND WILL SEND A MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY THAT THIS KIND OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY MUST COME TO AN END.))
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Four other defendants also pled guilty yesterday as part of plea agreements. All five are free on bond-- until they're sentenced at a later date.


[45-11Falwell-Apology]


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell has apologized for saying God allowed terrorists to attack America because of the work of civil liberties groups, abortion rights supporters and feminists.
Falwell says his comments were ill-timed, insensitive and divisive at a time of national mourning.
President Bush has called the minister's statement inappropriate.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A mix of sunshine and clouds today with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s. Steve Pardon will have all your weather details coming up in just a few moments.



[8-11Truck-Accident]


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A truck accident and diesel fuel spill in Bedford County yesterday has deputies investigating.
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The Eagle Petroleum truck on Route 43 was headed toward Bedford yesterday morning when the truck flipped on a curve. Deputies say the driver, Bobby Gene (Hahn-a-kurr) Honaker of Montvale, lost control when the brakes failed. He was taken to the hospital to be treated. His injuries do not appear life threatening. Investigators say the rig lost about 380 gallons of fuel, and they are trying to figure out if the spill could contaminate water. Eagle Petroleum has pumped the remaining fuel out of the truck.
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[8-11Red-Cross]


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A Roanoke man is helping the workers at the "Pentagon site" by making sure they have food and water. Tom Brown is with the Roanoke Chapter of the American Red Cross.
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Brown left ground zero at the crash site to show us the Red Cross' remote headquarters a few miles away-- a site where our cameras are allowed.
Brown says this is the first disaster he's worked in 27 years where there were no victims to help.
Even after postings in Turkey and Albania, he's never seen anything like it.
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Brown says his teams work in three shifts, 24 hours a day, serving about 34-hundred people per meal.
He also says Tuesday's strikes have broken his sense of security.
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Brown says if you want to help the relief effort, please don't send food or supplies.
Send money to the relief organization of your choice.
They can get the items cheaper, when and where they are needed.

[8-5-Fundraiser]


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More than 800 people have now stopped by our WDBJ studios .. to help the Red Cross relief efforts in New York and at the Pentagon. If you would like to contribute, there is still time to do so.
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The total at last count was 19 thousand-109 dollars. Our visitors have also written notes of sympathy to the thousands of families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks. (------------) You are welcome to stop by the station this week during normal business hours.