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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
After days of cloudy skies and rain showers, we get a break as sunshine returns to the region.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend forecast coming up after the news.





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The student battle at Virginia Military Institute against organized prayer-- is over. And the winning side is the side opposing prayer at V-M-I.
A federal judge agreed, ruling yesterday that school-sponsored prayers at VMI are unconstitutional.
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The tradition ended immediately. Last night, cadets sat down for dinner without first saying grace together.
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((NEIL MELLEN/VMI CADET: ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A GOOD NUMBER DISAGREE WITH ME AND HAVE LET ME KNOW IN ONE FASHION OR ANOTHER AS OF YET THERE'S NO HUGE OUTCRY.))
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Neil Mellen is one of two students who challengedVMI's practice of assembling students for a prayer ceremony prior to each evening meal.
The students claimed the tradition violated their constitutional rights.
A federal judge agreed ruling grace at the state-funded school amounts to a "state sponsored religious exercise."
Virginia's Attorney General promises to appeal.
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((JERRY KILGORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S A SHAME TODAY WHILE AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR LIBERTIES IN PLACES LIKE AFGHANISTAN, THAT THOSE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TRAINING TO BE SOLDIERS AT VMI CANNOT PRAYER FOR THEIR SAFETY AS A BODY.))
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There was no official comment from VMI. We were told Superintendent Josiah Bunting is out of the country.
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Meanwhile, another decision by lawmakers shows that God still has a presence in Virginia schools.
The House of Delegates passed a proposal yesterday that would require public schools in Virginia to post "In God We Trust" signs in a prominent place.
Supporters note those four words are the national motto.
Opponents say it violates the separation of church and state.
The measure goes on to the Senate.

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Students are heading back to school today in Pulaski.
That after gas service was restored to three schools that did not have heat yesterday.
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But hundreds of United Cities Gas customers were still without service late last night. A system malfunction caused nearly two-thousand homes and businesses to lose gas until crews came in to repair the damage and restore service.
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((JUDY MOSS/UNITED CITIES GAS SPOKESPERSON; AS PART OF OUR PROCEDURES AT WHEN THERE HAS BEEN A DISRUPTION IN GAS FLOW, WE TURN THE SYSTEM OFF PURGE THE LINE AND BRING A SYSTEMATIC RELIGHT PROGRAM INTO EFFECT.))
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Repair workers were on the job throughout the night in efforts to restore service to all customers in Pulaski.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You may be able to make some OUTDOOR weekend plans, as sunny skies and warm temperatures return to the region. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up in just a few moments.



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A battle between students' constitutional rights and the Virginia Military Institute is over.
A federal judge ruled yesterday afternoon that school-sponsored prayers at VMI are unconstitutional.
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The tradition ended immediately. Last night, cadets sat down for dinner without first saying grace together.
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((NEIL MELLEN/VMI CADET: ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A GOOD NUMBER DISAGREE WITH ME AND HAVE LET ME KNOW IN ONE FASHION OR ANOTHER AS OF YET THERE'S NO HUGE OUTCRY.))
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Neil Mellen is one of two students who challengedVMI's practice of assembling students for a prayer ceremony prior to each evening meal.
The students claimed the tradition violated their constitutional rights.
A federal judge agreed ruling grace at the state-funded school amounts to a "state sponsored religious exercise."
Virginia's Attorney General promises to appeal.
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((JERRY KILGORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S A SHAME TODAY WHILE AMERICAN SOLDIERS ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR LIBERTIES IN PLACES LIKE AFGHANISTAN, THAT THOSE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TRAINING TO BE SOLDIERS AT VMI CANNOT PRAYER FOR THEIR SAFETY AS A BODY.))
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There was no official comment from VMI. We were told Superintendent Josiah Bunting is out of the country.
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Despite yesterday's decision, Virginia's legislature ruled that God's presence is still needed in Virginia schools.
The House of Delegates passed a proposal yesterday that would require public schools in Virginia to post "In God We Trust" signs in a prominent place.
Supporters note those four words are the national motto.
Opponents say it violates the separation of church and state.
The measure goes on to the Senate.

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A Bedford County plant will package and ship a newly-approved generic drug to fight attention deficit disorder.
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Barr Laboratories in Forest will soon be sending Dexadrine Spansule to pharmacy shelves.
This Food and Drug Administration approval to manufacture the drug is Barr's ninth this fiscal year, and the second generic drug used to treat A-D-D.
The new drug will also be used to treat narcolepsy.
Sales for Barr reached 58-million dollars last year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A beautiful weekend heads our way with spring- like temperatures and sunny skies.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, in the forecast.





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The State Senate has approved legislation that could raise the price you pay for gasoline. Now, the bill is headed for the House.
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The fight pits independent gasoline retailers against the large low-cost chains.
The independents say they're being driven out of business by competitors who are selling gasoline below cost.
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((MY FOLKS HAVE TO TRAVEL 45 MILES SOMETIMES TO GET A GAS STATION. WHY? BECAUSE THE ONES THAT WERE IN THEIR LOCAL VICINITY ARE GONE. THEY ARE GONE.)) [01:49:43 :18] ((COMPETITION DRIVES INNOVATIVE BUSINESS. IT DOESN'T ALLOW IT TO BECOME STAGNANT. IF WE PASS THIS BILL, WE WILL HAVE PUT A ROADBLOCK ON COMPETITION.))
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The Senate approved the gas pricing legislation on a vote of 22 to 13.
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An old Fincastle landmark will soon be open for cocktails and fine dining...
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The owners of Famous Anthony's are re-opening Miller's Place -- the restaurant started by Fincastle preservationist George Moore in 19-96.
They're busy getting the place ready to open next month.
The building's history can be traced back to 18-70.
Moore leased the restaurant to Famous Anthony's the day before he was killed in a train accident.
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((PETE FILE/MILLER'S PLACE: HE HAD A VISION FOR FINCASTLE THAT HE'D REALLY LIKE TO LEAVE SOMETHING FOR THE TOWN OF FINCASTLE, AND I THINK THIS RESTAURANT WAS IT.))
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It's new managers say they're following through on Moore's vision.
They'll be open seven days a week for a quick lunch ... and an upscale dinner.
Miller's Place is set to re-open February 5th.
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In Pulaski, some students who had a surprise day off yesterday are heading back to school today.
Gas service has been restored to three schools that did not have heat yesterday.
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But hundreds of United Cities Gas customers were still without service late last night. A system malfunction caused nearly two-thousand homes and businesses to lose gas until crews came in to repair the damage and restore service.
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((JUDY MOSS/UNITED CITIES GAS SPOKESPERSON; AS PART OF OUR PROCEDURES AT WHEN THERE HAS BEEN A DISRUPTION IN GAS FLOW, WE TURN THE SYSTEM OFF PURGE THE LINE AND BRING A SYSTEMATIC RELIGHT PROGRAM INTO EFFECT.))
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Repair workers were on the job through the night in efforts to restore service to all customers in Pulaski.

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[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/26/02
Saturday:

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[SUPER=130-10/Christopher Burtler/Radford]



[SUPER=130-/Shaquella Cook/Nathalie]



[SUPER=130-75/Thelma Whitaker/Radford]



[SUPER=130-39/Jean Patterson/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-11/LaDawn Powell/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-10/Fantasia Washington/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-20/Cheria Bonds/Moneta]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Dorothy Tyree/Henry]



[SUPER=131-/Chris Martin/Moneta]



[SUPER=131-/Alma Belcher/Fork Mountain]



[SUPER=131-17/Jamie Tharpe/Eagle Rock]



[SUPER=131-71/Odell Paschel/Lynchburg]



[SUPER=131-/Helen Cox/Rustburg]


[SUPER=131-41/Allen Prillaman/Roanoke]