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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We can expect a beautiful sunny sky today with some light breezes. And - you may happy to hear that the temperatures are creeping into the upper 60s for highs.
Steve Pardon will have your forecast coming up in just a few minutes.

[7-11Blacksburg-Fatal]


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An accident in Blacksburg leaves one woman dead.
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The victim has been identified as 65- year old Margot Wadley. Police say Wadley pulled out from Coal Bank Hollow Road into the path of a van traveling west on Route 460. Wadley was taken to Roanoke Memorial where she was pronounced dead. The accident happened around 6-45 last night.
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[7-11Moment-Silence]


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The U-S Supreme Court has decided that Virginia schools can continue observing a daily Minute of Silence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Year]


The court refused to hear a challege to the law requiring schoolchilden to observe a moment of silence each day.
Opponents claim the law encourages classroom prayer.
But the state claims its separation with the church is not violated and that children can stare out the window -- as long as they're quiet.
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At least four other states have laws like Virginia's: Nebraska, Nevada, Tennessee and West Virginia.

[7-11Optical-Cable]


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The Dow Jones newswire reports U-B-S PaineWebber has filed to sell six million shares of Optical Cable stock valued at 7 point 8 million dollars.
The President of the Roanoke County company owes PaineWebber millions, and is trying to negotiate a deal.

[7-11Logging]


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Local protestors are fighting to stop logging on National Forest Land...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, more than 30-environmentalists rallied on the lawn outside Forest Service Headquarters to stop logging on two local timber sales. The Bark Camp and Hoover Creek timber sales are on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Protestors add they'd like to see a logging ban on all national forests.
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[SOT2:45-2:54]
[IN Q=The forests provide very little of the...]

((SUSAN CURRY/NATIONAL FOREST PROTECTION ALLIANCE: THE FORESTS PROVIDE VERY LITTLE OF THE WOOD PRODUCTS WE USE IN THIS COUNTRY. IT WOULD BE AN EASY THING TO DO TO PROTECT OUR NATIONAL FORESTS. INSTEAD, WE SQUANDER THEM WASTEFULLY EVERY YEAR.))
(BUTT BUTT BUTT)
[SOT 4:33-4:48]

((BILL DAMON/FOREST SUPERVISOR: THE NATIONAL FORESTS WERE CREATED FOR A MULTIPLICITY OF USES AND CONGRESS HAS CONTINUED TO FUND ALL THOSE ACTIVITIES. I SUSPECT THEY'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Curry/National Forest Protection Alliance; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Damon/Forest Supervisor; :09]
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[OUT Q=suspect they'll continue to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]

The rally was a response to a report by the National Forest Protection Alliance- The George Washington And Jefferson National Forests are listed among the ten most endangered in the country.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... With slightly warmer temperatures today and a gorgeous sunny sky, trick-or-treaters can be hopeful about tomorrow's weather. It looks like the nice temperatures may stick around for tomorrow.
Steve Pardon will have your forecast coming up.




[45-11Fire-Danger]


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The Forest Service says you should take special care while using National Forest Land. The lack of rain has prompted the Governor to declare a statewide ban on open burning for the first time since 1988.
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[IN Q=Burning indexes are as dangerous...]

((BILL DAMON/FOREST SUPERVISOR: BURNING INDEXES ARE AS DANGEROUS AS THEY'VE BEEN IN MANY YEARS AND WE'D JUST LIKE TO REALLY ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL 'CAUSE ANY FIRE YOU START COULD RAPIDLY SPREAD.)) [***NO SUPER***]
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[OUT Q=fire you start could rapicly spread.]
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Fifty fires burned close to 250-acres over the weekend.
Officials say the blazes were fueled by high winds, low humidity and low rainfall.

[45-11Lifesaver]


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New technology for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department could mean saving more lives, manpower, and time.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Project Lifesaver is a radio transmitter device for finding missing people quickly. It uses a wristband to track lost Alzheimer's, autism and brain injury patients. Participants wear the band 24-hours a day and if they wander, authorities use an antennae to pick up their signal and location. The device has an average rescue time of 22-minutes. Within two-years, it has helped find 56-people across the Commonwealth.
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[45-11City-Council]


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A group hoping to save the Grandin Theater needs financial help. Yesterday, the non-profit Grandin Theater Foundation requested 500- thousand dollars over the next five years.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The theater is now scheduled to close November 12th... and supporters say they need to raise one-point two million dollars to acquire the property and pay for renovations.
The foundation is requesting an initial contribution of 100-thousand dollars, and 80-thousand dollars a year for five years.
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[SOT 02:38:32]
[IN Q=For historic]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: FOR HISTORIC, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC REASONS, I WOULD SUBMIT TO YOU THAT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE CITY TO CONSIDER BEING A PARTNER WITH THE GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION IN SAVING THE GRANDIN THEATER. NOW THAT'S THE SERMON. NOW I'M GOING TO PASS THE OFFERING PLATE. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council]
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[OUT Q=pass the offering plate.]
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Mayor Ralph Smith said he wants to keep the theater open... but questions the 400-thousand dollar cost of acquiring the landmark.
Council members took no action yesterday, but asked the city manager to develop more detailed plans so they can make a decision soon.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... If you have any last minute Halloween shopping to do, today is your day. It will be a sunny day with easy breezes and temperatures in the 60s. Steve Pardon has your forecast coming up.



[8-11Blacksburg-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=tha]
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An accident in Blacksburg last night turns fatal, claiming the life of a local woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The victim has been identified as 65- year old Margot Wadley. Police say Wadley pulled out from Coal Bank Hollow Road into the path of a van traveling west on Route 460. Wadley was taken to Roanoke Memorial where she was pronounced dead. The accident happened around 6-45 last night.
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[8-11Logging]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=syo]
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Local protestors are trying to put a stop to all logging on National Forest Land.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, more than 30-environmentalists rallied on the lawn outside Forest Service Headquarters to stop logging on two local timber sales. The Bark Camp and Hoover Creek timber sales are on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. Protestors add they'd like to see a logging ban on all national forests.
(///// SOT at :18 /////)
[SOT2:45-2:54]
[IN Q=The forests provide very little of the...]

((SUSAN CURRY/NATIONAL FOREST PROTECTION ALLIANCE: THE FORESTS PROVIDE VERY LITTLE OF THE WOOD PRODUCTS WE USE IN THIS COUNTRY. IT WOULD BE AN EASY THING TO DO TO PROTECT OUR NATIONAL FORESTS. INSTEAD, WE SQUANDER THEM WASTEFULLY EVERY YEAR.))
(BUTT BUTT BUTT)
[SOT 4:33-4:48]

((BILL DAMON/FOREST SUPERVISOR: THE NATIONAL FORESTS WERE CREATED FOR A MULTIPLICITY OF USES AND CONGRESS HAS CONTINUED TO FUND ALL THOSE ACTIVITIES. I SUSPECT THEY'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Curry/National Forest Protection Alliance; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Damon/Forest Supervisor; :09]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=suspect they'll continue to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]

The rally was a response to a report by the National Forest Protection Alliance- The George Washington And Jefferson National Forests are listed among the ten most endangered in the country.
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[8-11Merritt-Hutchinson]


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If you are feeling tired or stressed out, Campbell County may have a solution for you.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Today marks the grand opening of the new Merritt-Hutchinson resort and conference center near Lynch Station.
The multi-million dollar project sits on about 700 acres and will offer luxury suites, restaurants and recreational activities.
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[SOT 12:12:02]
[IN Q=There are people]

((ANN HUTCHINSON/RESORT DEVELOPER: THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO STILL WANT TO GET AWAY AND NEED TO GET AWAY FROM THE BIG CITIES AND JUST DO NOTHING, COME OUT AND DO NOTHING. AND IT'S ALMOST AS NECESSARY AS FOOD, SHELTER AND CLOTHING BECAUSE THE STRESS IS SO GREAT.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Hutchinson/Resort Developer]
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[OUT Q=stress is so great.]
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The resort is built on land that's been in Ann Hutchinson's family for more than 130 years.
She's moved back to Virginia after years as a real estate developer in New York City. (------------)