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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We're heading into another nice day today with partly sunny skies and cool temperatures.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.




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A multi-million-dollar riverfront development in Danville is threatened by a dispute between the two groups who are working to build it.
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The project's developer, Scott Burton, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday.
He also sued Danville's historical society, claiming it interfered with the project.
Burton leases the old Dan River mill property from the historical society.
He plans to build riverfront shops, hotels, restaurants and museums there.
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[IN Q=It doesn't do anyone]

((SCOTT BURTON/DEVELOPER: IT DOESN'T DO ANYONE ANY GOOD TO HAVE THIS PROJECT STOPPED. AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THAT PEOPLE IN DANVILLE AND IN THE REGION ARE PRETTY EXCITED ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=pretty excited about.]
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The historical society's president says the allegations in the lawsuit are false and that problems arose because Burton defaulted on the lease.
The society says Burton still owes back taxes and insurance on the property.
But both sides says they're willing to work together to move the project forward.
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[7-11Earley]


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If gubernatorial hopeful Mark Earley has his way .. areas of Virginia, like Danville, that have been hit hard by slow economic times could get a boost.
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Yesterday, Earley proposed a plan that would eliminate corporate income taxes for five years for any business that creates 50 or more new jobs.
The proposal applies to new and existing industries in distressed areas of the state like Southside.
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[IN Q=It's going to]

((MARK EARLEY/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S GOING TO APPLY NOT JUST TO SOUTHSIDE BUT ANY REGION OF THE STATE THAT IS ECONOMICALLY DISTRESSED AS MEASURED BY ITS UNEMPLOYMENT AND ITS LOW PER CAPITA INCOME.))
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[OUT Q=per capita income.]
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Earley also wants to invest 100 million dollars in state water projects that would provide clean drinking water to some areas and help others attract new industry.
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[7-11Bank-Robbery]


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Officials in Blacksburg are searching for a bank robbery suspect. Authorities say a Hispanic male demanded money at the Virginia Tech Federal Credit Union just after 3 p-m yesterday. Police say the suspect did not show a weapon. He's described as 5 foot seven, 140-pounds with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black and red racing jacket.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We have a school announcement to tell you about today.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN SCHOOLTOUCH]
The Radford Child Care Center is closed today.
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In the forecast, look for partly sunny skies today with temperatures reaching into the 70s for your high.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have details coming up in just a few minutes.



[45-11VMI-Professor]


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A suspended Virginia Military Institute professor wanted on sex charges surrendered to police on Tuesday.
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Authorities had been looking for Paul (peer-PAUL-ee) Pierpaoli Junior for about a week after the history professor was charged with carnal knowledge of a minor and using a computer to solicit sex with a minor.
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He's been released on 20-thousand dollars bond, and will be allowed to return to his parents' home in South Carolina pending a preliminary hearing. An official with V-M-I says Pierpaoli has been suspended with pay pending an internal investigation.
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[45-11Optical-Cable]


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The only company in the Roanoke Valley traded on NASDAQ hit a 52-week low yesterday.
Optical Cable Corporation closed below 2-dollars a share, down 98 percent from a year ago.
That comes after C-E-O Bob Kopstein was forced to sell massive amounts of the company's stock to use as collateral for other investments.
Optical Cable repurchased nearly seven million dollars worth of stock in August and September, an action many companies take to boost the price of their stock.

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The latest airline to cut jobs and trim schedules in the wake of the terrorist attacks is Delta. The airline is letting 13-thousand people go. But officials say Roanoke's airport shouldn't worry just yet.
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Delta's regional carriers Comair and A-S-A are not losing any positions in Roanoke.
The airport won't know until next week if any flights will be cut back.
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[45-11Penny-Drive]


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Students at Roanoke's Fairview Elementary are hoping their pocket change can make a big difference for victims of recent terrorist attacks.
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Susan Bisset's fifth grade class has been holding a penny drive to benefit the Fallen Firefighter's Fund. The idea was raised by one of Bisset's students, Travis Younce. Bisset says she was surprised.
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[IN Q=Fifth graders have a lot on their minds...]

((SUSAN BISSET/TEACHER: FIFTH GRADERS HAVE A LOT ON THEIR MINDS AND USUALLY, DOING A GOOD DEED FOR SOMEONE IS NOT FOREMOST IN THEIR MINDS. BUT WE'VE TALKED THIS YEAR ABOUT HAVING INTEGRITY IN THE CLASSROOM AND ABOUT DOING THINGS FOR PEOPLE OTHER THAN OURSELVES AND SEEING THAT PEOPLE ARE MORE IMPORTANT.))
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[OUT Q=and seeing that people are more important.]
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Travis himself gathered about one hundred of the final eleven-hundred dollars raised. He says he's been thanked by so many people that he doesn't know how to respond.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We have one school announcement today--
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[TAKE FS SCHOOLTOUCH]
The Radford Child Care Center is closed today.
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As for the forecast, the sunshine may be out again today, but temperatures will stay chilly.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.





[8-11Gilmore-Terrorism]


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Governor Jim Gilmore has chaired a national commission on terrorism for three years. And yesterday, he had the opportunity to address members of Cungress.
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Gilmore briefed members of the House Sub-Committee on Terrorism and Homeland Defense on the potential for future terrorist attacks, and said the time to act is now.
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[IN Q=We must start preparing]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE; WE MUST START PREPARING OUR NATION TO DEFEND FREEDOM IN OUR BORDERS TODAY. AND THERE'S NOT MUCH TIME TO SPARE. THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS FACE SOLEMN DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO PROCEED, THERE IS LITTLE TIME FOR DELIBERATION. THIS IS NOT A PARTISAN POLITICAL ISSUE.))
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[OUT Q=not a partisan political issue.]
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Gilmore added that despite the need for additional security, the nation must be careful not to infringe on citizen's civil liberties guaranteed by the constitution.

[8-VOB-Demarcos-Murder]


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One year has passed since a Martinsville woman was gunned down inside her family's clothing store.
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Last night-- Maverick Muhammad held a vigil to mark the anniversity of his wife's death. 30- year old Lisa Muhammad was shot and killed inside the couple's business in downtown Martinsville. Muhammad says the past year has been hard on everyone-- especially their two young children.
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((MAVERICK MUHAMMAD/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: WHY DID SOMEONE COME INSIDE AND KILL MY MOTHER? MY OLDEST SON ASKS THAT QUESTION QUITE OFTEN AND THAT IS A VERY HARD QUESTION TO ANSWER WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT COULD HAVE BROUGHT THIS ABOUT.))
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[OUT Q=brought this about.]
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Authorities have NOT made an arrest or named any suspects in Lisa Muhammad's murder. But Martinsville police have reportedly said-- they are close to solving the case.
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[8-VOB-Music]


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The Dumas hotel in Roanoke was filled with the sound of music last night.
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((I JUST WANT TO BE BY MYSELF.))
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[OUT Q=TO BE MYSELF.]
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Local students not only performed, but got honors at the First Annual Encore Music Awards.
Awards went out for best vocalist and best lyrics.. among others.
The students all honed their musical skills at the Downtown music lab- an after school recording studio.
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[SOT 01:15:30 bites tape]
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((ERIKA HOBSON/BEST VOCALIST: THEY TEACH SKILLS AND TEACH YOU TO USE YOUR TALENTS ... LIKE IT BEFORE.))
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[OUT Q=LIKE IT BEFORE.]
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News 7 Anchor Jean Jadhon was a presenter... giving Hobson her award.
Five students in all were honored.
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