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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A beautiful sunny day is ahead of us. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s for highs. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.



[7-11County-Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Roanoke County will be handling calls about anthrax a little differently from now on.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday; ]

On Monday-- fire, rescue and law enforcement were sent to Friendship Manor retirement community after a postal worker and employee detected a white powdery substance on some mail. Roanoke County's fire and rescue chief says in this case all departments were needed to handle the situation. But Roanoke County's dispatchers will no longer automatically call out fire and rescue if someone reports something suspicious.
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((RICK BURCH/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE: WE HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF CALLS AND IT WAS PUTTING QUITE A TAX ON OUR SYSTEM HAVING FIRE AND RESCUE VEHICLES TIED UP WHEN OTHER EMERGENCIES WERE TAKING PLACE AND QUITE HONESTLY THEY WEREN'T NEEDED.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=weren't needed.]
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Roanoke County dispatchers WILL immediately send out a police officer. But before sending fire and rescue the dispatcher will first ask a number of questions.... For example-- if the suspicious substance had burned someone's skin or had spilled from a container fire and rescue would be needed.
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By the way-- authorities believe the situation at Friendship Manor will turn out to be nothing. But are still waiting to make a final determination.

[7-6-Land-Rover]


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Plans for a Land Rover dealership in Roanoke County have apparently expanded to include other lines of luxury automobiles.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The dealership is planned for property along US 220 that includes the former site of the Parkway Motel.
A meeting is scheduled tonight in the Clearbook community to discuss the project.
Developers of the dealership declined to comment until they've had a chance to brief residents, but the business would reportedly include other luxury brands, such as Jaguar and Volvo.
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[7-6-Rowe-Furniture]


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Tough economic times have taken its toll on Rowe Furniture.
The Elliston-based upholstery maker laid off NINE office workers yesterday.
The company still boasts a workforce of 800.
Despite a slow furniture market, Rowe recently expanded its production lines.

[7-11Painting]


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Visitors at the Art Museum of Western Virginia were able to view a painting last night that's been missing for nearly 40-years.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 18-88 painting by Sir Frederick Leighton was purchased by an Indiana woman for a few hundred dollars in the 1970's.
The woman's heirs weren't sure what they had until they contacted Radford antiques expert Ken Farmer.
The painting will be exhibited in New York and London before it's auctioned on-line by Sotheby's.
It's expected to fetch 200 to 300-thousand dollars.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The dry fall weather continues. Look for sunny skies and cool temperatures.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Thursday forecast coming up in just a few moments.




[45-VOB-Fire-Grad]


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The hard work and dedication of firefighter's are apparent now more than ever. Yesterday, the newest class of volunteer firefighters took its oath to serve and protect.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Last night-- A graduation ceremony was held for Roanoke county's newest members. These men and women have completed up to 171 hours of training to get to this point. During the ceremony, they took the firefighter's oath pledging to serve and protect the community. For many-- the events in New York and Washington have driven home the dangers they now face.
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((DONALD MOTT/HOLLINS VOLUNTEER: EVERY CALL THAT GOES OUT IT MAKES ME WONDER IF THAT COULD BE ME THAT HAPPENED TO IN NEW YORK, BUT MY FAMILY REALIZES THAT'S SOMETHING THEY MAY HAVE TO LIVE WITH ONE DAY AND I HOPE THEY NEVER DO OR ANY FAMILY FOR THAT MATTER HAS TO.)) ((DAVID MOTT, JR./HOLLINS VOLUNTEER: I LOOK AT IT AS, IT HAPPENED AND WE'VE GOT TO FIGHT THROUGH IT AND STAY STRONG KEEP A GOOD ATTITUDE AND WE'LL GET THROUGH EVERYTHING. ))
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[SUPER=01-David Mott, Jr./Hollins Volunteer; :15]
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[OUT Q=we'll get through everything.]
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Roanoke County is a combination county-- in other words, the county has both paid and volunteer firefighters to handle emergency calls.
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[45-11NRA-Endorsement]


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The National Rifle Association has yet to endorse a candidate in Virginia's race for governor.
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[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


Democrat Mark Warner clearly feels that helps him.
After news that the N-R-A monthly magazine had gone out with NO endorsement, Warner told reporters how proud he was of his support from sportsmen.
The campaign of Republican Mark Earley remains hopeful.
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((DAVID BOTKINS/EARLEY SPOKESMAN: I'M NOT SURE. WE FILLED OUT THE SURVEY. WE RETURNED IT. WE HAD HEARD THAT THE NRA WAS GOING TO BE WATCHING THE DEBATES. AND THEY WANTED TO SEE HOW THE CANDIDATES ANSWERED ANY NRA AND GUN-RELATED QUESTIONS. AND I THINK MARK EARLEY KNOCKED THAT QUESTION OUT OF THE PARK. SO WE'RE STILL IN A HOLDING PATTERN AND JUST WAITING TO HEAR.))
[SUPER=401-David Botkins/Earley Spokesman; ]
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[OUT Q=and just waiting to hear.]
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[SUPER=403-Richmond/October 3; ]


Warner was tepid on the N-R-A in the October third debate, saying only that they represent sportsmen well.
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[IN Q=You never speak passionately]

((You never speak passionately about people's right to own guns for self-protection and to prevent crimes from occurring. Why do you make that distinction? MARK WARNER: NO I'VE SAID THAT I BELIEVE IN AN INDIVIDUAL'S SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. THAT INCLUDES PROTECTION. THAT INCLUDES HUNTING. THAT INCLUDES COLLECTING. THAT INCLUDES TARGET PRACTICE.))

[SUPER=401-Mark Warner/(D) Candidate for Governor; :07 ]
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[OUT Q=that includes target practice.]
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The N-R-A says in its "American Hunter" magazine, and through spokesmen that it might still mail an endorsement letter to its 100-thousand Virginia members before election day.


[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for mostly sunny skies today with temperatures in the mid 60s for your high. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up after the news.




[8-11Anthrax-Scare]


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A broken bag of flour turned into an Anthrax scare at Ridgeway Elementary in Henry County yesterday.
Meanwhile, tests on a suspicious substance found in Pulaski Monday morning have come back negative for the bacteria.
And Planned Parenthood offices in Roanoke and Lynchburg both had to deal with suspicious letters yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The President of Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge says the letters are identical to two received in Charlottesville on Tuesday.
David Nova says such copycat terrorism is "infuriating."
The letters had Georgia postmarks.
Inside was a white powder and a threatening letter from a group called "Army of God, Virginia DARE Chapter."
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[8-11Antibiotics]


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Antibiotics can be effective against anthrax, but some physicians say over- prescribing drugs is helping to create more dangerous diseases.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A study of 300 doctors in the Lynchburg area showed that patients with upper respiratory infections were given antibiotics five times more than was necessary.
So Centra Health is launching a public education campaign aimed at reducing the emphasis on antibiotics as a cure-all drug.
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((DR. DAVID SMITH/PIEDMONT COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN: THERE MUST BE AN INCREASED AWARENESS FO THE PROBLEM, NOT ONLY ON THE PART OF PRESCRIBING PHYSICIANS, BUT AMONG THEIR PATIENTS. FAR TOO OFTEN TODAY PATIENTS SEEK OUT MEDICAL CARE WITH AN EXPECTATION IF NOT A DEMAND FOR ANTIBIOTICS AS A CURE FOR EVERY COLD OR COUGH.))
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[OUT Q=every cold or cough.]
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Doctors say bacteria adapt and become more resistant to antibiotics the more they're prescribed.
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[8-11Moonshine]


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Three men have been charged in connection with a federal crackdown on Virginia's moonshine industry.
55-year old Ray Nichols of Ferrum, 51-year-old Barry Dudley of Rocky Mount and 60-year-old Maxwell Hamilton of Philadelphia are each charged with one count of perjury.
Hamilton is also accused of receiving untaxed liquor from men who have since been convicted of moonshining.

[8-11Fabricated-Metals]


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Criminal charges against former executives at Fabricated Metals have been resolved withOUT a trial on the four misdemeanor counts.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The partners have agreed to make restitution in the amount of about 6-thousand dollars.
The funds will cover medical bills incurred by former F-M-I employees who thought they were covered by the company's medical insurance- -only to find the premiums hadn't been paid and their coverage had lapsed.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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If the six-grand is paid within 30 days, charges against Frank Guynn and John Langhammer will be dropped.