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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it is going to remain cool through today- but temperatures will warm up over the next few days. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast in just a few minutes.





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Southside residents don't want Duke Energy's 90-mile natural gas pipeline running through their region.
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Last night, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission held a public hearing in Henry County on the proposed pipeline.
It would cross through Carroll, Patrick and Henry counties before crossing the state line into North Carolina.
The commission recently issued a draft environmental impact statement that says the pipeline would have limited impact on the environment. Yesterday, it was the public's turn to weigh in on the document.
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((RON MEADOWS: FERC YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE AND NOT JUST STATEMENTS FROM DUKE.)) ((JERRY HAGA: CARVING UP THE SIDE OF PATRICK COUNTY, CARROLL COUNTY, HENRY COUNTY, THERE'S A BETTER WAY, THERE'S A BETTER WAY.))
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The FERC will take the comments and put together a final environmental impact statement before deciding whether to grant Duke permission to build the pipeline.

Other meetings are planned this week for Stuart and Hillsville. [7-11Lake-Zoning]


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Franklin County supervisors approve a controversial development plan at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Developers wanted to build 37 upscale single family homes -- 11 of them waterfront -- along a small cove in Scruggs.
But the zoning they sought also allowed "large-scale development."
Neighbors in the Deer Creek community wanted supervisors to reject the project, saying it placed too many homes and boats in the small cove.
Homeowners Jim and Karen (Kleh-Peck) Klepek just moved here from Alaska and built their retirement home.
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((JIM KLEPEK/HOMEOWNER: PEOPLE COMING IN ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR WHAT WE WERE -- QUALITY OF LIFE. AND YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO KILL THE GOOSE THAT'S BEEN LAYING SO MANY GOLDEN EGGS.))
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Neighbors like the Klepeks said they agree the land SHOULD be developed ... but with fewer homes.
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[7-11Washington]


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Roanoke city is facing a lawsuit from a former employee.
A woman who worked on a Roanoke city grass-cutting crew two summers ago says her supervisor raped her on the job.

She's suing the city and the former supervisor, Michael Washington, for nearly two million dollars.
The complaint filed in federal court yesterday says the woman reported the incident to the city and filed a police report, but that the city did not fire Washington even after he pled guilty in court to sexual battery.
He resigned about two weeks later.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another morning where you need to bundle up-- but warmer weather is on the way.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up next with the forecast.





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The Roanoke County School Board and parents are split on a new school redistricting plan.
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By adjusting attendance zones, school officials hope to relieve overcrowding at Back Creek Elementary, and use space more efficiently at Penn Forest and Clearbrook Schools.
Current students aren't affected, but parents complain the proposal will split their families.
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((ED MCDOWELL: I FOR ONE DREAD THE THOUGHT OF HAVING MY TWO CHILDREN AT TWO SEPARATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THAT MEANS WE'RE GOING TO BE JUGGLING SCHEDULES TO GET TO TEACHER NIGHT, FUNCTION HERE, FUNCTION THERE, NOT TO MENTION HAVING THE BITE PUT ON ME BY TWO PTAS FOR SELLING STUFF.)) ((MICHELLE MITCHELL: AND I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THE PARENTS AND NOT SPLIT FAMILIES APART, OR SUBDIVISIONS APART FOR THAT MATTER, BECAUSE CHILDREN BUILD WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN SURROUNDING THEM AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU NOT BREAK US APART.))
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The School Board has scheduled an informational meeting and public hearing to answer parents questions about the plan. It will be held on June 18-th at 7 P-M at Cave Spring High School.
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[45-11Cellphones]


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With such widespread cellphone use- its important that young children now learn how to use the phone...
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U-S. Cellular visited Carver Elementary school yesterday... celebrating Wireless Safety Week.
Through hands on demonstrations.... children learned the correct way to call 911 using a cell phone.
How to turn the phone on, pushing send, and saying your name and exact address were all emphasized.
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((BETH GORALEWICZ/U.S. CELLULAR - THE CHILD NEEDS TO KNOW THAT ONE THE PHONE CALL WON'T AUTOMATICALLY GO THOUGH, THEY NEED TO PUSH SEND OR NOTHING WILL HAPPEN. SO 911 SEND IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.))
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With more than 140-thousand emergency calls each day from wireless phones.... the Cellular industry believes teaching children the difference between using a home phone and a wireless phone is crucial.
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[45-11Gas-prices]


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Lower prices at the pump will mean cheaper travel for this Memorial Day weekend.
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The 29 million Americans expected to travel this weekend will find a huge savings in gasoline costs.
A gallon of gas in Roanoke is averaging one dollar and 24-cents.
That's 26 cents lower than last year.
That's good news for summer travelers although some say they would travel no matter what the price.
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((NORMA WILLIS/TRAVELER: IF SOMETHING'S REALLY WORTHWHILE TO YOU, IT'S WORTH PAYING THE PRICE.))
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While more people are driving, air travel is down more than seven percent.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunshine rules the forecast, at least until we get into the holiday weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbunner has more on that, coming up after the news.






[8-11Deputy-Killed]


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More details have been released in the shooting death of a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy. The traffic stop was NOT entirely rountine as previously described.
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Authorities confirm reports from various sources that Deputy Frank Betterton stopped not one, but two vehicles along Route 58 in Pittsylvania County on Friday.
One of those belonged to Roy Inge, the man charged with killing Betterton.
The other car belonged to Inge's girlfriend.
Those records indicate Inge was seated in the patrol car before the shooting, which would be consistent with reports that Betterton was shot from the passenger's side of the car.
What the papers still do not reveal is the reason for the traffic stop .. or the shooting death of Deputy Frank Betterton.
His funeral is scheduled for this afternoon at four o-clock at Brosville United Methodist Church.
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[8-11School-Motto]


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A Bedford County organization wants Governor Warner to clarify remarks he made last weekend at U-V-A's graduation...
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The Family Policy Network in Forest says Warner told the graduates quote--"One of the greatest threats facing our world comes from those who believe they are acting out God's will"-- end quote. F-P-N director Joe Glover says if Warner meant those groups who use their religion as an excuse to harm people that's fine.... but he says it sounded like a slap against conservatives.
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((JOE GLOVER/FAMILY POLICY NETWORK: THERE'S NO QUESTION THE GOVERNOR MADE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AMONG HIS LEFT-WING IDEOLOGICAL BASE WITHIN THE DEMOCRACTIC PARTY MAD WHEN HE SIGNED THE 'IN GOD WE TRUST' BILLS ON FRIDAY AND I BELIEVE OVER THE WEEKEND HE WAS TRYING TO SHORE UP HIS BASE BY ASSURING THEM THAT HE WAS STILL HOSTILE TOWARDS CERTAIN PEOPLE OF FAITH.))
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A private donor is picking up the cost of printing enough posters for each of Virginia's 17-hundred public schools.
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A spokeswoman for Governor Warner says his remarks were geared toward terrorists... but he also considers the Family Policy Network's views to be hurtful and hateful. The administration also feels the F-P-N's demand for an apology is about publicity... not clarification.

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