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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom ... strong winds are blowing in sharply colder temperatures. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast in just a few minutes.







[7-11Roanoke-Ax]


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State Police are looking for a driver they blame for an eight- car accident that brought traffic to a halt along 5-81 in Roanoke last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The wreck happened in the northbound lanes near the Orange Avenue exit shortly before 6 o'clock. State Police say a driver of a red sedan with a license plate beginning with "C-A" cut off another vehicle, causing the pileup.
Authorities say the aggressive driver then sped off. Troopers say no one was seriously injured, and anyone with information about the car is asked to call police.
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There are plenty of deer in the forests of Virginia this year, but foresters are asking hunters to be cautious as the general firearms season gets into full swing.
That's because
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


the ground is drier than ever.
135 acres burned in Montgomery and Craig County in the last few days.
100 firefighters are here from Washington, California and Oregon to help fight fires- and battle any news ones that break out.
They say hunters can help by obeying the ban on open fires and being careful with cigarettes and sparks from muzzle-loaders.
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[SOT 3:07 - :19]
[IN Q=The hunters]

((JERRY JACOBSEN/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: THE HUNTER'S HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY GOOD THIS YEAR. I THINK IN THE BACK OF THEIR MINDS THEY KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY CLOSE HUNTING SEASON SO FOR THAT REASON THEY'RE ON THEIR BEST BEHAVIOR.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/U. S. Forest Service;]
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[OUT Q=best behavior.]
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Foresters say this is the driest fall fire season in state history.
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People who live in or near the woods are also urged to be careful.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 9;]

Several homes were threatened by a forest fire in the Poage's Mill area of Roanoke County. So officials are offering these tips to keep families safe in the event of a brush fire. They say mulch should be kept several inches away from your home... They also say yards should be free from tree limbs, pine needles and leaves. Fire officials say gutters and roofs should also be clear of debris. They also urge people to remove tree limbs that extend over their roof because fire can spread quickly.
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[SOT 10:50:57]
[IN Q=A lot quicker]

((STEVE POFF/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF; A LOT QUICKER THAN MOST PEOPLE THINK AND I THINK THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN EXPOSED TO REAL DRY CONDITIONS THE WAY THE FUELS ARE ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW WHEN WIND COMES ALONG IT WILL JUST MOVE VERY QUICKLY AND YOUR CHANCE OF OUTRUNNING IT OR BEING ABLE TO....ARE ALMOST NILL.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=almost nill.]
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Fire officials also say it couldn't hurt to keep a water hose in your yard.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Cooler weather moved in overnight .. and don't expect any warmup for today. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast in just a few minutes.






[45-11Victory-Stadium]


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Roanoke City Council is clearing the way to replace Victory Stadium. Council members agreed yesterday to purchase land for a new football stadium and amphitheater.
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Back in May, Council approved the plan to replace Victory Stadium with a new facility near the Civic Center.
The city already owns most of the 21 acres it will need... and officials believe the multipurpose facility can be designed and constructed within the next three years.
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Yesterday, Council member Alvin Hudson raised questions about the 275- thousand dollar purchase price... which is well over the parcel's assessed value, but city officials say the property is the only land the city will have to purchase for the new stadium.

[45-11City-Council]


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Council members have also thrown the city's financial support behind efforts to save the Grandin Theatre. Yesterday, council committed 500- thousand dollars to the project over six years.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


By coming up with 100- thousand dollars immediately, and 80- thousand dollars a year for five years after that, the city will enable the Grandin Theatre foundation to acquire the property.
But the decision wasn't unanimous. Mayor Ralph Smith said he supports the renovation, but believes the foundation is paying too much for the property
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[IN Q=We have an institution that has developed a 60- thousand]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE HAVE AN INSTITUTION THAT HAS DEVELOPED A 60-THOUSAND MEMBER CONSTITUENCY. IT HAS IN PLACE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FILM DISTRIBUTORS THAT ARE GOING TO BE KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS OPERATION, HAS EQUIPMENT ON THE PREMISES FOR THE PURPOSES OF BEING A MOVIE THEATRE, SO WE'RE JUST NOT ACQUIRING REAL ESTATE. WE'RE ACQUIRING THE BUSINESS, ITS CLIENTELE, ITS REPUTATION AND ITS ASSETS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council]
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[OUT Q=its reputation and its assets.]
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The city's contribution is a dollar for dollar matching grant, so supporters of the Grandin must raise an equal amount from other sources.
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Owners of Optical Cable stock are likely to be keeping a close eye on its price today.
More than 10 million Optical Cable shares changed hands yesterday .. and the stock price rose 32% to close at $1.65.
The company's stock price plummeted in September when its president was forced to sell millions of shares to pay back loans.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Temperatures are taking a nosedive today, as a cold front moves through.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has all the chilly details in the forecast, coming up after the news.





[8-11Jordan]


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An Amherst County man and his daughter face sentencing in March, for conspiring to cheat the I-R-S out of nearly two million dollars in taxes. The two were convicted late yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Prosecutors say Danny and Brandi Jordan helped hundreds of people file fraudulent tax returns by claiming business expenses they didn't incur.
Those people would then pay the Jordans thirty percent of their refund.
It's a system Jordan still maintains is legal.
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[SOT 00:31:29//00:32:38]
[IN Q=His case was]

((CRAIG TILLER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HIS CASE WAS THAT EVEN IF IT'S NOT ALLOWABLE, IF IT TURNED OUT THAT HIS CONCLUSION WAS WRONG, HE CERTAINLY GENUINELY BELIEVED IT AND HAS SOME SUBSTANTIAL REASONS FOR BELIEVING THAT AND SO HE WAS ACTING IN GOOD FAITH.. AND HAD NO INTENTION TO DEFRAUD ANYBODY OR STEAL ANYTHING FROM ANYBODY.)) ((JOE MOTT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: IT WAS A SCAM BASICALLY, THERE WAS NO SUBSTANCE TO THE DEDUCTIONS THAT WERE GOING ON THE TAXPAYER'S RETURN, AND NOTHING OBJECTIVE ABOUT IT. IT WAS JUST A NUMBER THAT DAN JORDAN AND BRANDI JORDAN INVENTED TO PUT ON THESE RETURNS.))
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[OUT Q=on these returns.]
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A jury found both Jordans guilty on all 22 counts in the indictment.
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Roanoke police say two William Fleming High School students were skipping class, when they set a destructive fire almost two weeks ago.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 7;]


The fire started near the Wyndham Hotel in Roanoke and quickly spread to the hotel's parking lot, damaging several cars and destroying others.
Police say the dollar loss may exceed 800-thousand dollars.
Police say they have charged two suspects with arson. They are 13 and 16 years old.
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State Police say an aggressive driver is responsible for stating an eight-car accident on Interstate 581 in Roanoke last night, one that backed up traffic in the city. Now they're looking for the driver.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The wreck happened in the northbound lanes near the Orange Avenue exit shortly before 6 o'clock. State Police say a driver of a red sedan with a license plate beginning with "C-A" cut off another vehicle causing the pileup. Authorities say the aggressive driver then sped off. Troopers say no one was seriously injured, and anyone with information about the car is asked to call police.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 11/21/01
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-3/Brendan Draugh/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-1/Ryan Kidd/Collinsville]



[SUPER=130-13/Tracey Toliver/Penhook]

[SUPER=130-18/Nathan Alls/Blacksburg]