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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Look for partly sunny skies today with temperatures reaching into the lower 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[7-6-Optical-Cable]


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No decision on the finances of a Roanoke county Businessman.
It's now in the hands of a federal judge.
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Bob Kopstein heads up Optical Cable corporation.
He owes several million dollars to six large brokerage firms that lent him money for other investments.
Kopstein's attorney and those of the brokerage firms have been negotiating repayment all day.
An agreement is not expected until later this week.
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[7-11D-Day]


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Bedford's D-Day Memorial is five million dollars in the hole, so now officials are asking a local prosecutor to review their financial books.
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Interim director Bill McIntosh says cost over-runs on construction and the June 6th dedication ceremony contributed to the problem.
The foundation still owes its architect a million dollars and its principal contractor two and a half million.
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((BILL MCINTOSH/INTERIM DIRECTOR: FROM A CONTRACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW AND A SUBCONTRACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW THAT'S WAITING FOR THE MONEY IT'S SERIOUS. PEOPLE WANT TO BE PAID FOR WORK THAT THEY HAVE PERFORMED AND WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. AND FROM A POINT OF VIEW OF SOMEBODY THAT HAS AN OBLIGATION TO MAKE GOOD ON THOSE COMMITMENTS, IT IS SERIOUS.))
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Bedford County prosecutor Randy Krantz has been asked to review the foundation's spending.
No word on when that will be completed.
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[7-11Kissinger]


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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke at VMI yesterday.
He says he likes to recount how Harry Truman once told him he thought his greatest accomplishment was not just defeating the enemy... but bringing Japan back into the Commonwealth of Nations.
"Only Americans would have done that," Kissinger quotes President Truman as saying.
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In an appearance at Virginia Military Institute, said he believes what President Bush is doing now- -balancing humanitarian aid with aerial assaults on Afghanistan... may mean we'll be saying the same thing about him some day.
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((HENRY KISSINGER/FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE; I HAVE NOT SEEN SUCH NATIONAL UNITY IN ALMOST 60 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE.))
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Kissinger also said he hopes that sense of "cohesive purpose" will help end the debate over what went wrong in Vietnam.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Sunny skies will start off the day but the clouds will start to increase later. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.



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Sheriff George McMillan responded last night to criticism from his opponant, Octavia Johnson. Johnson says Sheriff McMillan is using 34 female infirmary and food service workers to pad his percentage of women and minority employees.
Johnson says the employees work for subcontractors and not the sheriff's department.
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((GEORGE MCMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF; I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY GET THEIR FIGURES, WHY THEY EXCLUDE SOME SUPERVISORS AS OPPOSED TO OTHERS, BUT WHAT I SAID WAS TRUE.))
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At a press conference earlier yesterday, Johnson said 34 percent of the department's employees are minorities and women-- not the 42 percent McMillan claims.
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((OCTAVIA JOHNSON/(R) ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF CANDIDATE; OUR DEPARTMENT HAS 196 EMPLOYEES AND OF THOSE 196, ONLY ONE WOMAN IS IN A SUPERVISORY POSITION.))
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Johnson has served with the department for 22-years. McMillan has been the city's sheriff since 1997.

[45-11Kissinger]


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V-M-I had a special guest yesterday .... former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger He says he likes to recount how President Truman once told him that he believed his greatest accomplishment was not just defeating the enemy... but bringing Japan back into the Commonwealth of Nations.
Kissinger quoted Truman as saying, "Only Americans would have done that."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Lexington]

In an appearance at Virginia Military Institute, said he believes what President Bush is doing now- -balancing humanitarian aid with aerial assaults on Afghanistan... may mean we'll be saying the same thing about him some day.
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[SOT 12:09:10]
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((HENRY KISSINGER/FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE; I HAVE NOT SEEN SUCH NATIONAL UNITY IN ALMOST 60 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE.))
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Kissinger also said he hopes that sense of "cohesive purpose" will help end the debate over what went wrong in Vietnam.
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[45-11Spanky's]


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One of Lynchurg's downtown landmarks was sold yesterday ... to the highest bidder.
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Spanky's Restaurant on Main Street shut its doors earlier this year.
The property reportedly had several mortgages on it and yesterday it was sold at an auction that attracted a number of would- be investors.
The building was eventually sold to Lynchburg businessman Wayne Booth for 140- thousand dollars.
The 16-thousand square foot structure had been appraised at 400- thousand dollars.
It's located in one of Lynchburg's Enterprise Zones which makes it eligible for grants and tax credits for anyone who wants to renovate it.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A fairly warm day is ahead of us. Look for partly sunny skies with temperatures in the lower 70s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up after the news.





[8-VOB-Debate]


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Taxes were the name of the game for Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Mark Earley.
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The candidates debated right here at the WDBJ 7 studios last night. Larry Sabato moderated the hour long event.
Taxes emerged early and often as a bone of contention in the state-wide televised debate.
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((MARK I THINK I'VE COUNTED YOU NOW SAID 13 TIMES THAT I'M GOING TO RAISE TAXES YOU'VE GOT THAT ONE TRICK PONY AND IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK. THE FACT IS I WILL NOT RAISE TAXES.)) ((MARK EARLEY: MARK I MAY HAVE MENTIONED IT 13 TIMES BUT IT'S A 900 MILLION DOLLAR TAX INCREASE SO IT MAY NEED TO BE MENTIONED A FEW MORE TIMES.))
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They also discussed their positions on the National Rifle Association in what appears to be their last scheduled televised debate.

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A Roanoke county Businessman now has to wait on a federal judge to determine the state of his finances.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Bob Kopstein heads up Optical Cable corporation.
He owes several million dollars to six large brokerage firms that lent him money for other investments.
Kopstein's attorney and those of the brokerage firms have been negotiating repayment all day.
An agreement is not expected until later this week.
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[8-11D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Officials with Bedford's D-Day Memorial are asking a local prosecutor to review their financial books because the memorial is five million dollars in the hole.
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[VO-NAT]
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Interim director Bill McIntosh says cost over-runs on construction and the June 6th dedication ceremony contributed to the problem.
The foundation still owes its architect a million dollars and its principal contractor two and a half million.
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((BILL MCINTOSH/INTERIM DIRECTOR: FROM A CONTRACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW AND A SUBCONTRACTOR'S POINT OF VIEW THAT'S WAITING FOR THE MONEY IT'S SERIOUS. PEOPLE WANT TO BE PAID FOR WORK THAT THEY HAVE PERFORMED AND WE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. AND FROM A POINT OF VIEW OF SOMEBODY THAT HAS AN OBLIGATION TO MAKE GOOD ON THOSE COMMITMENTS, IT IS SERIOUS.))
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Bedford County prosecutor Randy Krantz has been asked to review the foundation's spending.
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