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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Happy New year to you!
2002 is starting off very cold.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up.




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Blacksburg held the area's only First Night Celebration. More than a thousand people came out to enjoy the New year's event.
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Ten dollars was the ticket to music and entertainment at First Night Blacksburg.
Bands, swing dancing, and face painters were on hand at eleven different venues.
Blacksburg transit also provided a free ride from place to place.
Michelle the Magician was just one of the acts set up for young festival goers.
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[IN Q=It's pretty cool]

((NICK BRITTEN/FIRST NIGHT ATTENDEE: IT'S PRETTY COOL, IT'S WIERD HOW SHE DOES IT, YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT BUT YOU DON'T.))
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[OUT Q=But you don't]
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Music lovers got their fill at numerous locations throughout the night.
With the fear of terrorism hanging over celebrations nationwide, festival organizers took extra precautions like adding extra police and security check-ins.

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The electric industy is changing - Virginia begins its de- regulating process today.
The process will eventually allow suppliers to compete for your business and NEW power plants to sell to the highest bidder.
The hope is that competition will force electric prices down, and give consumers a choice.
But critics worry electric companies will forget rural areas, sending power to cities and out-of-state, where there's a bigger market and a better price.

[7-11Franklin-Shooting]


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A confrontation in Franklin County escalated into gunfire.
Sheriff's officials say two women were arguing yesterday evening in the Henry section of the county when the shooting occurred.
They say one woman was shot in the neck and airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Her identity and condition have not been released.
Deputies are still investigating the incident.

[7-11Apartment-Fire]


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A New Year's Eve fire destroyed an apartment in Rocky Mount.
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No one was inside the lower level apartment on East Court Street last night when the fire started.
Officials think it began in the bedroom, but they're not sure exactly how.
The blaze was contained in the lower unit, though some apartments on the second floor had some smoke damage.
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[7-11Heads-Park]


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The developer of an outdoor museum featuring giant heads of U-S presidents says he's confident the park will open by the end of the summer.
Everette Newman the Third says ground has not yet been broken in the Williamsburg area because the September 11th attacks delayed the project.
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But Newman says the attacks have also spurred demand for an attraction that celebrates the country's history and leaders.
Some of those leaders temporarily set up shop in Buena Vista last spring until they were moved to York County.
Developers say bus tour companies are ready to bring groups to the site just off Interstate 64 as soon as it opens.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Chilly as we begin this first day of 2002, so bundle up if you're heading out.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with the forecast shortly.





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At least a thousand people rung in the New Year in Blacksburg. The crowd came out for the area's only First Night Celebration.
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[VO-NAT]
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Ten dollars was the ticket to music and entertainment at First Night Blacksburg.
Bands, swing dancing, and face painters were on hand at eleven different venues.
Blacksburg transit also provided a free ride from place to place.
Michelle the Magician was just one of the acts set up for young festival goers.
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[IN Q=It's pretty cool]

((NICK BRITTEN/FIRST NIGHT ATTENDEE: IT'S PRETTY COOL, IT'S WEIRD HOW SHE DOES IT, YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT BUT YOU DON'T.))
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Music lovers got their fill at numerous locations throughout the night.
With the fear of terrorism hanging over celebrations nationwide, festival organizers took extra precautions like adding extra police and security check-ins.

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The onset of the new year marks a change for Virginia's electric industry- its de-regulation begins today.
The process will eventually allow suppliers to compete for your business and NEW power plants to sell to the highest bidder.
The hope is that competition will force down electric prices.
But critics worry electric companies will forget rural areas, sending power to cities and out-of-state, where there's a bigger market and a better price.

[45-11Franklin-Shooting]


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A woman ended up in the hospital after a confrontation in Franklin County ended in gunfire.
Sheriff's officials say two women were arguing yesterday evening in the Henry section of the county when the shooting occurred.
They say one woman was shot in the neck and airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Her identity and condition have not been released.
Deputies are still investigating the incident.

[45-11Ringgold-Fire]


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The community is coming to the rescue of a Pittsylvania County volunteer fire company that lost its station to a fire this weekend.
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Ringgold's Station 23 burned to the ground Sunday morning.
The firefighters lost all their equipment and three fire trucks.
They estimate the damage tops 600-thousand dollars.
Other fire departments loaned trucks and equipment so Station 23 can keep fighting fires ...
And citizens have already come forward with 15-hundred dollars in support for a new fire station.
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((WALTER HENDERSON/FIREFIGHTER: NATURALLY, WE'LL HAVE TO BUILD A NEW FIRE STATION, BUY NEW TRUCKS... BUT I'M HOPING IN THE LONG RUN, IT'LL PULL OUR GUYS TOGETHER BECAUSE NOW WE KNOW HOW EVERYBODY FEELS WHEN THEY'RE WAITING ON US.))
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[OUT Q=waiting on us.]
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The fire's cause is still under investigation ... but firefighters believe it STARTED in the area where the trucks were parked.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
"Old Man Winter" is gearing up for the New Year, AND bringing more cold weather.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with the forecast in a few moments.




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More than a thousand people eager to greet the new year turned out for the area's only First Night Celebration in Blacksburg.
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[VO-NAT]
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Ten dollars was the ticket to music and entertainment at First Night Blacksburg.
Bands, swing dancing, and face painters were on hand at eleven different venues.
Blacksburg transit also provided a free ride from place to place.
Michelle the Magician was just one of the acts set up for young festival goers.
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[IN Q=It's pretty cool]

((NICK BRITTEN/FIRST NIGHT ATTENDEE: IT'S PRETTY COOL, IT'S WEIRD HOW SHE DOES IT, YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT BUT YOU DON'T.))
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[OUT Q=But you don't]
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[VO-NAT]


Music lovers got their fill at numerous locations throughout the night.
With the fear of terrorism hanging over celebrations nationwide, festival organizers took extra precautions like adding extra police and security check-ins.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Today marks the beginning of the de- regulation of Virginia's electric industry.
The process will eventually allow suppliers to compete for your business and NEW power plants to sell to the highest bidder.
The hope is that competition will force electric prices down, and give consumers a choice.
But critics worry electric companies will forget rural areas, sending power to cities and out-of-state, where there's a bigger market and a better price.

[8-11Apartment-Fire]


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An apartment in Rocky Mount was destroyed by fire.
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No one was inside the lower level apartment on East Court Street last night when the fire started.
Officials think it began in the bedroom, but they're not sure exactly how.
The blaze was contained in the lower unit, though some apartments on the second floor had some smoke damage.
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[8-11City-Council]


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A March primary and May election are on the agenda for voters in the city of Roanoke.
Candidates are now lining up to vie for a seat on the city council.
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Democrats face a Friday deadline to qualify for the primary, so Rupert Cutler and other candidates have been collecting the signatures of registered voters.
Cutler will formally announce his campaign on Thursday morning along with incumbent Nelson Harris, and planning commission member Alfred Dowe.
And the list doesn't end with them. Others lining up for the Democratic nomination include Xavier (ZAY-vee-uhr) Fox, and previous council candidates Alvin Nash and Angela Norman.
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((BRIAN SHEPARD/CITY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE REAL EXCITING WITH THAT NUMBER OF CANDIDATES... THAT MANY PEOPLE INTERESTED IN GETTING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION, IT SHOULD GENERATE A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FOR OUR CANDIDATES. IT SHOULD GET PEOPLE OUT THERE TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES EARLY AND GIVE THEM A REAL KICK-START IN THE GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN.))
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Meanwhile, Mayor Ralph Smith says a number of Republicans are now considering bids for council, and the GOP expects to field a full slate of candidates.
They do not face the Friday deadline however, so the slate of Republican candidates is still up in the air.

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[LEO IN CHROMAKEY] [WEATHER TIME 1:00]
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(Good Bye!)



[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/2/02
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-1/Seth Hodgin/Roanoke] Picture has been e-mailed to Brian Britt.


Wow!!!
[SUPER=130-100/Bonnie Burks/Lexington]


[SUPER=130-46/Jerry Branscome/Hillsville]