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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
When you head out you'll face some chilly temperatures - so bundle up this morning .
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up in just a few moments.





[7-Carroll-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A drug investigation led to the arrest of two men in Carroll County.
Police took 29-year-old Brian Michael Allen, and 22-year-old Harvey Joe Warren into custody after finding over 22-thousand dollars worth of meth-ampetamine in Allen's home on Tuesday. Both men are in federal custody in Roanoke withOUT bond. Carroll County officials say this is an ongoing investigation, and more arrests are expected in the future.

[7-11Vinton-Accident]


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[SS=Fatal Accident Invest.]



A Vinton Police officer WILL NOT be charged in an automobile accident that killed two elderly women.
Prosecutor Joel Branscom says the evidence does not support a charge of manslaughter.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton/February]


This all stems from an accident that happened February 23rd just before midnight on Washington Avenue in Vinton.


Officer John Munsey was pursuing a "speeding pick-up" when a car carrying Audrey St. Clair and Onita Bryant collided with Munsey's patrol car.
The two elderly women were killed instantly.
Branscom says the decision not to press charges mainly dealt with how fast Munsey was going at the time of the accident.
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[SOT 11:44:22]
[IN Q=Reckless driving by statute]

((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: RECKLESS DRIVING BY STATUTE IN A 35 MILE PER HOUR ZONE IS 60 MILES PER HOUR. BASED ON THE ADMISSABLE EVIDENCE I COULDN'T SHOW REALLY MUCH MORE THAN 50.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Special Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=much more than 50.]
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The Vinton Police Chief says officer Munsey will be re-instated to patrol duty.
The victims' family has hired a civil attorney.
That attorney had no comment.
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[7-11Luna]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=02-05 TC1:20:35]
[GRAPHIC=NEw Jobs]

THe New River Valley may be getting some new high tech positions....
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Luna Innovations in Blacksburg is announcing a spinoff company called Luna Energy. The new venture will develop fiber optic censors for the oil and gas industry. Luna officials estimate 1-hundred new jobs within three years...
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[SOT 54:19:22]
[IN Q=high tech]

((STEVE POLAND/LUNA INNOVATIONS VP; HIGH TECH JOBS WE'RE ABLE TO TAP INTO VIRGINIA TECH AND RETAIN SOME OF THE BRIGHTEST PEOPLE OUT OF VIRGINIA TECH AND DUE TO THE SUCCESS WE'VE HAD WITH OUR PREVIOUS SPIN-OFFS WHERE ABLE TO ATTRACT TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Poland/Vice-President;]
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[OUT Q=THE UNITED STATES.]
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The technology they develop will measure pressure and temperature down in oil wells. Luna Energy will be located in the Knollwood Office Center in Blacksburg.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A drug investigation has left two Carroll County men behind bars.
Police took 29-year-old Brian Michael Allen, and 22-year-old Harvey Joe Warren into custody after finding over 22-thousand dollars worth of meth-ampetamine in Allen's home on Tuesday. Both men are in federal custody in Roanoke withOUT bond. Carroll County officials say this is an ongoing investigation, and more arrests are expected in the future.

[45-11Coleman]


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An attorney for a group of legal activists is asking the Virginia Supreme Court to re-examine the case of a man executed nearly ten years ago.
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[SUPER=03-Boydton/1992]


The group says a Buchanan County judge was wrong when he refused to order new D-N-A testing on evidence in the case of Roger Coleman.
Coleman was executed in 1992 for the rape and murder of his sister-in-law in Grundy.
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The state opposes any re-testing of the D-N-A evidence and wants to destroy the samples, although attorneys for the state did NOT present arguments yesterday.
The panel of three justices did not indicate when it would rule.

[45-Blood-Supply]


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New restrictions have cost the American Red Cross hundreds of blood donors.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The Red Cross implemented the tighter restrictions in October. They prohibit anyone who has spent a total of 3 months in the United Kingdom or six months in ANY European country since 1980 from donating platelets or blood.
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[IN Q=If you look from the nationall prospective]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS; IF YOU LOOK FROM THE NATIONAL PROSPECTIVE OVER 23-THOUSAND SO FAR HAVE BEEN DEFERRED FROM GIVING BLOOD IN JUST A SIX MONTH PERIOD. SO IT'S A LARGE IMPACT BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY AT A TIME WHEN THE NEED FOR BLOOD CONTINUES TO GROW))
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[OUT Q=continues to grow]
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The new restrictions were put into place to protect the blood supply from the human form of mad cow disease.
The Red Cross hopes current donors will now give more blood and that more people will become donors to fill the gap.

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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE ]
If you would like to give blood or platelets you can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
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[45-JJ-MVP]


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J.J. Redick is no longer just a hometown favorite - he is now a McDonald's All-American FAVORITE also.
The Cave Spring star was named the most valuable player of the McDonald's All-American classic.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


Reddick led the East squad past the West 138 to 107. He demonstrated his sharpshooter skills by knocking down several three pointers and racking up 26 points by the end of the game. In addition to this honor, earlier in the week Redick took another title - he was the winner of the McDonald's three point shooting contest.
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It was apparently a co-worker who pointed the finger at Sid Clower.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Yesterday]


The Henry County Administrator is suspected of stealing at least 200 thousand dollars from the county water authority.
Sources say he was using the money to pay child support to his co-worker, Rosemary Pace and their illegitimate son.
Yesterday, Pace's attorney said he and Pace discovered documentation related to the matter and handed it over to authorities.
Prosecutors requested blood and saliva samples from Clower -- which may be used to determine paternity.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Clower's out on bond awaiting a July trial.
Authorities seized computer records from Pace's office last week, and she's on paid leave. So far no charges have been filed against her.

[8-Warner-Bills]


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[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Virginia's Governor wants to extend the added unemployment benefits triggered by September eleventh -- into the summer of 2003. Governor Warner says he plans to amend proposed legislation to extend 37-percent higher unemployment benefits into July 5 of next year. Benefits were set to end this year.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Warner also says he'll veto a measure that would ban late-term abortions. The Governor says he would support the ban if House Bill 11-54 made exceptions to protect the mother's life and health but that the measure didn't meet that criteria.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/March 1;]

And, on the issue of the national motto, Warner says he has signed legislation requiring "In God We Trust" to be posted in all state courtrooms. He says schools should be allowed, but not required to display the motto, and is amending legislation to require public funding for the saying to be posted in local government buildings.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Governor must complete all action on legislation by midnight next Monday. The General Assembly will reconvene April 17th to consider Warner's amendments and vetoes.

[8-11Link]


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Plans for a new museum devoted to the work of photographer O. Winston Link are right on track.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For the next two months, his work will be on display at the History Museum of Western Virginia located in Center in the Square.
Link's photographs will be housed there until the old Norfolk and Western Passenger Station is renovated making way for a permanent exhibit.
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[SOT 1:52:06]
[IN Q=This is an opportunity]

((DAVID HELMER/MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER: THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO BRING TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY AN EXHIBIT WHICH WE WILL DO NEXT YEAR OF INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AND TO BRING MULTIPLE VISITORS TO THE ROANOKE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-David Helmer/Museum Board Member]
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[OUT Q=to the Roanoke area]
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Construction on the O. Winston Link museum should begin this spring and be completed and open to the public by December of 2003.
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