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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for sunny skies today with warm temperatures. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[7-VOB-MS-Awards]


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More then 400 people gathered in Roanoke last night to honor two local men for their work in the community.
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George (KEG-lee) Kegley and Bittle Porterfield the third were honored by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their leadership and service in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SUPER=01-John Williamson, III/Dinner Chairman;]

((BOTH FINANCIAL PHILANTHROPY BUT ALSO THEIR INVOLVEMENT OVER A BROAD ARRAY OF NONPROFIT COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS. GEORGE BEING ACTIVE IN THE RESCUE MISSION, ACTIVE IN HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND BITTLE PORTERFIELD HAS BEEN ON LITERALLY, PRACTICALLY EVERY COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD.))
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Porterfield and Kegley received the Silver Hope Award-- which is the National M-S Society's highest award. By the way-- last night's dinner raised more than 83- thousand dollars for the M-S society.
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Some regular business travelers seem to be trading in their airline tickets for remote controls.
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Video conferencing is apparently replacing travel since the September 11th attacks.
Corporate travelers leery of flying are using systems from K-M-C telecom in Roanoke to keep business rolling.
For companies with several locations in more than one state, it's a cost efficient way to carry on.
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[IN Q=Last year we had]

((MIKE HACK/MERIDIUM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT: LAST YEAR WE HAD 127 TRIPS BETWEEN ROANOKE AND HOUSTON AND SOMETIMES THE MEETINGS ARE JUST AN HOUR OR TWO.)) [BUTT BUT BUTT BUTT] ((JASON ADKINS/KMC TELECOM: HE CAN SPEND A COUPLE OF THOUSAND DOLLARS AND HAVE A DEDICATED VIDEO LINK BETWEEN HIS HOUSTON AND ROANOKE OFFICE.))
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Though leisure travel is picking up, business travel is seemingly grounded.
The proof is in the numbers.... Roanoke Regional Airport served half as many travelers this September than last.
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[7-11Belk]


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An old store at Valley View Mall has gotten a make-over.
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After Nine months and seven million dollars, the newly renovated Belk is officially open for businesses.
The store added 23 thousand square feet of space, not to mention new cosmetics, fashion accessories and shoe departments.
That along with new lights, new floors and wider isles.
Belk management says the store has felt the effects of a slowing economy, but feels the Roanoke market has major growth potential.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The dry weather continues today. And with no sign of rain in the upcoming forecast, the fire danger is still in effect, so be sure to use caution.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.

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A Montgomery County man died yesterday afternoon after being thrown from his car.
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State Police say Larry Wayne Dalton's Chevrolet pickup truck ran off road and overturned... he was thrown from the vehicle. The accident happened on Tyler Road in Montgomery County just after 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Dalton died about an hour later at New River Valley Medical Center.
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Firefighters had a brush fire to deal with in Roanoke yesterday. The fire generated forty foot flames and damaged a dozen cars.
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Trees and brush near the Wyndham Hotel caught fire shortly after one o'clock yesterday, and the flames spread quickly.
Firefighters reported flames 40 to 50 feet high as they approached.
The hotel was evacuated briefly, and no one was injured... but a dozen cars were damaged and officials estimate the damage at 100- thousand dollars.
No word yet on the cause.
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He's changed the face of bluegrass music .... he's even given George Clooney something to sing about. And last night Franklin County's Dan Tyminski was honored with two major country music awards.
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Tyminski provided Clooney's singing voice in the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou."
Last night in Nashville, the song "Man of Constant Sorrow" won single of the year from the Country Music Association.
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((I SUPPOSE I SHOULD THANK GEORGE CLOONEY FOR ONE, BUT I SHOULD THANK JOEL AND ETHAN COEN, T-BONE BURNETT, MERCURY RECORDS, AND ROUNDER RECORDS AND DOOBIE SHEA RECORDS, AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED ON SUCH A WONDERFUL RECORD AND ALL THE FANS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED IT. THANK YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH.))
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The "O Brother Where Art Thou," soundtrack also won Album of the Year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... The forecast remains the same .. plenty of sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Thursday forecast coming up after the news.






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Authorities are on the scene of a tractor trailer accident in Bedford.
Officials say the vehicle apparently got stuck beneath a railroad crossing on Fourth Street.
The tractor trailer is reportedly leaking gallons of transformer oil.
A Haz-Mat crew has been called in.

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Democrat Mark Warner is promising the most bi-partisan administration in Virginia history.
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That means he's a realist.
Republicans picked up 12 seats in the House of Delegates Tuesday.
Yesterday, Warner named a transition he hopes will craft a diverse and innovative administration.
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((MARK WARNER/D-GOVERNOR-ELECT: WHAT WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH IS HOW WE WORK WITH THE HOUSE AND SENATE.))
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Warner announced he will travel to New York today with Governor Jim Gilmore for an annual economic development mission.
He expects they'll chat about the budget on the plane.
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((SINCE ABOUT ELEVEN O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT AND ELEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE BOOKS.))
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Republican Attorney General- elect Jerry Kilgore simply put out a news release yesterday naming both a transition team, and some top staff picks.
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Election results from Patrick County are now in.
The big problem was a school board race in which the only candidate on the ballot was called up to active military service. Three others then started write-in campaigns.
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[Take Leader 675]
The votes were finally tallied yesterday, and Bobby Mangrum won the battle of the write-ins in the Smith River District. Even though he withdrew, Douglas Dunlap still got 80 votes.
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And in the same district, write-in votes defeated the only candidate on the ballot for County Supervisor.
Dewey Baker received 343 votes, but his write-in challenger, Crystal Harris, earned the victory with 460 votes.

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Two local men were honored in Roanoke last night for their work in the community.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

George (KEG-lee) Kegley and Bittle Porterfield the third were honored by the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for their leadership and service in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 00:18:05]
[IN Q=Both financial]
[SUPER=01-John Williamson, III/Dinner Chairman;]

((BOTH FINANCIAL PHILANTHROPY BUT ALSO THEIR INVOLVEMENT OVER A BROAD ARRAY OF NONPROFIT COMMUNITY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS. GEORGE BEING ACTIVE IN THE RESCUE MISSION, ACTIVE IN HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND BITTLE PORTERFIELD HAS BEEN ON LITERALLY, PRACTICALLY EVERY COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD.))
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Porterfield and Kegley received the Silver Hope Award-- which is the National M-S Society's highest award. By the way-- last night's dinner raised more than 83- thousand dollars for the M-S society. (------------)