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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for another sunny day across the region. Temperatures will be in the 50s for highs. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.


[7-11Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Fire officials say they have good news concerning last week's forest fire.
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Officials say state and federal crews will remain at the Bent Mountain fire, possibly for several more days. But Roanoke County relieved all of its crews at 5:30 last night. Another bit of good news... Officials say less acreage has burned than they originally thought. Yesterday-- estimates were that more than 250 acres had burned since early Friday morning. Officials now say just 210- acres have been charred.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Beginning today, 100 National Guard personnel will help fire crews with mop-up operations. The soldiers were trained in Roanoke yesterday and will deploy to Guard armories in Gate City, Richlands, Roanoke and

Woodstock until needed.[7-2-11Veterans-Alzheimers]


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Veterans are being honored across the country today. And with the September 11th attacks still fresh in many minds .. Veteran's Day has taken on a whole new meaning this year.
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Several hundred people attended a ceremony at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Salem.
The featured speaker was Lieutenant Governor John Hager.
In his remarks, Hager thanked veterans of past wars and asked Americans to remember the men and women who are embarked on a new mission.
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((LT. JOHN HAGER: WE HAVE A LOT TO HONOR AND WE HAVE A LOT TO BE EXCITED BECAUES THOSE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY WHO SERVED TODAY WHO ARE OVER IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE THE REASON WE'RE ABLE TO BE HERE TODAY AND TO BE OUTSIDE AND FREE.))
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After the ceremony, the center dedicated a new wandergarden for Alzheimer's patients.
The garden will provide a safe, non-institutional setting for patients who want to socialize or exercise.
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[7-11Energy-Choice]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Residents of 31 southwest and southside Virginia localities will soon be choosing who provides their power.
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The State Corporation Commission has kicked off a multi- year, multi- media ad campaign.
In January, energy consumers in southwest, southside, northern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore will be making that choice.
It's phase one of a two year deregulation process for the electricity industry in the Commonwealth.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's finally starting to feel like November . Today highs will be in the upper 50s, and there will be plenty of sunshine. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast a little later.




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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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The Grandin Theater is forced to close its doors, because of fierce competition from huge movie plexes and hard economic times. Hundreds came out last night to say goodbye. But as Justin McLeod explains a sequel is already in the works.
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((((NAT SOUND OF FILM PROJECTOR))
The projector rolls the film... ((NAT SOUND OF POPCORN MACHINE; TAPE 1: 43:08))
The machine pops the popcorn. ((NAT SOUND OF CROWD))
And the crowds show up one last time.
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((BARBARA PUGH: WE GO AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE WEEK FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS.)) ((LANCE HEDRICK: ITS A REALLY COOL THEATER AND I THINK EVERYBODY WHO HAS EVER SEEN A MOVIE HERE REALLY ENJOYS IT.))
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((SHOT OF SOMEONE BUYING TICKETS; TAPE 1: 45:47))
After all, the Grandin was a place where you could still see a movie for less than six bucks and a bag of popcorn cost you just two dollars.
It was also a place where everything could go wrong and often did.
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((ROBBIE WOOD: FILM BREAKING, OLD BATHROOMS, JUST EVERYTHING.))
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Now everything is changing as the Grandin fades to black.
More than six hundred people showed up Sunday night to see the last film which appropriatly was the "Last Picture Show."
Many here hope the Grandin Theater Foundation will put this classic movie house back in business.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD: IT WILL TAKE MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO UPGRADE AND RE-OPEN THE THEATER. THE FOUNDATION HOPES TO RAISE ABOUT 750-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THEIR OWN MONEY WITH ANOTHER 500-THOUSAND COMING FROM THE CITY. THEY HAVE UNTIL THE END OF MAY TO RAISE THE NECESSARY FUNDS.))
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In the meantime, the foundation will take its fight to city hall.
Hundreds have already signed this petition asking the city of Roanoke to pitch in.
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((JOAN BAKER WASHBURN/GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION: THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT SAW THEIR FIRST MOVIE HERE WHEN THEY WERE FIVE YEARS OLD SO THOSE PEOPLE ARE RALLYING TO OUR SUPPORT AND WE WANT FOR CITY COUNCIL TO KNOW HOW MUCH SUPPORT THERE IS.))
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Its an all effort to make sure the Grandin sees a happy ending.

Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[45-Blacksburg-Ax]


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Two people were injured in an accident in Blacksburg last night. Police say 57-year-old Howard Fuller of Martinsville was traveling in a semi-trailor on Route 460 when 22-year-old Stewart Brown of Christiansburg pulled out in front of him. Brown and his passenger, 20-year old Krystal Shores were taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... After a chilly morning, we're in for a sunny day today. Temperatures will only reach the 50's. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up.





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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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There's been an accident involving a school bus and a tractor trailer in Bedford County. Some injuries have been reported. Authorities say some of the children on the bus were taken to Bedford Memorial Hospital, but they are reported to have minor injuries. They say the driver of the tractor trailer was airlifted by Lifeguard 10. The accident happened in the west bound lanes of 460 near the Days Inn. It is tying up traffic there. We'll pass along more information as soon as it becomes available.




[8-11Energy-Choice]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-43 TC-1:42:19]
[GRAPHIC=Electric Deregulation]

For residents of 31 southwest and southside Virginia localities, the power will soon be in their hands. In a little over a month, those residents will choose who provides their electricity.
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The State Corporation Commission has kicked off a multi- year, multi- media ad campaign.
In January, energy consumers in southwest, southside, northern Virginia, and the Eastern Shore will be making that choice.
It's phase one of a two year deregulation process for the electricity industry in the Commonwealth.
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[8-11Veterans-Alzheimers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
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This year Veteran's Day is more than just a holiday. Now, it's a time to honor the past AND present soldiers, who fight for our country.
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Several hundred people attended a ceremony at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Salem.
The featured speaker was Lieutenant Governor John Hager.
In his remarks, Hager thanked veterans of past wars and asked Americans to remember the men and women who have embarked on a new mission.
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[SOT 18:10:40]
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((LT. JOHN HAGER: WE HAVE A LOT TO HONOR AND WE HAVE A LOT TO BE EXCITED BECAUES THOSE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MILITARY WHO SERVED TODAY WHO ARE OVER IN THE MIDDLE EAST ARE THE REASON WE'RE ABLE TO BE HERE TODAY AND TO BE OUTSIDE AND FREE.))
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After the ceremony, the center dedicated a new wander garden for Alzheimer's patients.
The garden will provide a safe, non-institutional setting for patients who want to socialize or exercise.
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[8-11Soccer-Tournament]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Thousands of kids got a kick out of Salem this weekend....
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


More than four thousand players turned out for the 11th annual First Virginia Fall Soccer Classic.
215- teams from all over Virginia and several surrounding states competed in the two day tournament.
The event, sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club crowned 10 girl champions and 16 boy champions.
The local economy also came out a winner. (------------) The tournament typically brings in more than two million dollars to the area.