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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... temperatures will reach the 80's, but showers are likely... Patrick Evans has your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes.





[7-6-Suspicious-Device]


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State and local authorities are still don't know who planted a fake pipe bomb outside a home in Lynchburg yesterday.
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Authorities were called to the 1300 block of Radcliff Avenue around three o-clock.
A homeowner had found what looked like a pipe bomb with batteries wrapped around it next to his house.
Officers cordoned off the area while bomb experts examined the device and determined it to be fake.
Police have no suspects at this time.
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[7-11MidAtlantic]


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U-S Airways is making plans to re-activate its defunct Potomac Air subsidiary this fall. It'll have a new name- MidAtlantic Airways- and will nearly double the number of regional jets for its parent company.

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The U-S Airways Express system will have 140 regional jets when the expansion is complete.
About 500 people are expected to get jobs with MidAtlantic, and the carrier says it'll try to hire U-S Airways employees who were laid-off after the September eleventh terrorist attacks.
No word yet on how that might affect service or jobs in Roanoke or Lynchburg.
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[7-11Croptech]


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A Blacksburg biotechnology company is moving to South Carolina...
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CropTech uses tobacco plants to develop vaccines for life threatening human diseases. The company has benefited from Virginia's tobacco settlement money.
Almost 2-years ago CropTech received 2-million dollars to help find alternative uses for tobacco. Officials say construction of CropTech's facility in Charleston will be completed later this year. The company's website lists 28-employees. A news release says they will employ 40-people in South Carolina during the first year of operations and at least 110 by 2004.
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[7-11Job-Fair]


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There is a more positive job outlook in Franklin County-- Trinity Packaging Corporation is moving to town and is looking to hire hundreds of workers...
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The Virginia Employment Commission held a job fair yesterday, which will continue through tonight.
With recent layoffs.... the job fair attracted hundreds of people half an hour before it even started.
300 new jobs will be created...ranging from a machine operator to an electrical technician.
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((DAVID TURNER/UNEMPLOYED; I WAS FORMERLY EMPLOYED AT V.F. NETWARE AND LOST MY JOB IN DECEMBER. SO I'M LOOKING FOR A JOB TO MAKE MORE MONEY AND TO TRY TO SURVIVE.))
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The former Standard Register building in Rocky Mount will house the new Packaging Corporation.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... warm temperatures and afternoon showers could hit our region... Patrick Evans has your complete forecast coming up in just a few minutes.





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A 14-year-old Roanoke County boy pleaded NO CONTEST yesterday to charges that he threatened to bomb his school.
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One-thousand students at Hidden Valley Junior High were evacuated earlier this month, after students said the 8th grader showed them a hollowed out World War Two grenade.
The boy told police he was playing with the grenade and accidentally took it to school.
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The judge took the boy's case under advisement until next month.
In the meantime, he ordered the boy to undergo comprehensive psychiatric testing.
The 14-year-old's attorney says his client faces other charges in court and is under a psychiatrist's care.

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Residents of a northwest Roanoke community want city officials to help them get their neighborhood back on track...
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Last night, members of Williams Memorial Baptist Church and First Church of the Brethren brought their concerns to city officials.
They say speeding traffic, heavy crime and unsightly trash are destroying their community.
They're asking the city to put up more four-way stop signs, increase police patrols and clean up dilapidated houses.
Community leaders are hopeful that officials will meet them halfway.
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((REVEREND DAVID MILLER: NOW WE'RE NOT ASKING SOMEBODY TO DO SOMETHING THAT WE'RE NOT WILLING TO DO ON OUR OWN. SO WE'RE GOING TO BE PARTNERS IN THIS. MICHAEL BURWELL: WE PAY TAXES, WE WORK HARD TO TRY TO HAVE SOMETHING AND WE'RE JUST ASKING THE CITY A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO TO HELP US ALONG.))
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[OUT Q=can do to help us along.]
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About 150 residents were expected to attend last night's meeting.
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[45-11Radford-Police]


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There will be some new faces on the City of Radford's police force to help keep the streets safer...
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A federal grant will provide 75-thousand dollars for each new officer over a three year period. Last night, the city council agreed on two new hires. The police chief wanted five... but since the city has to pay for salaries after the grant runs out - it decided on the lower number. Officials say two will still help.
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((RYAN FUNK/CRIMINAL JUSTICE PLANNER; WHEN YOU COMPARE RADFORD CITY TO MUNICIPALITIES OF SIMILAR SIZE WE DO LACK A FORCE THAT IS NEEDED TO COVER THE CITY BASICALLY COMPARED TO OTHER MUNICIPALITIES WE'RE AT A MINIMUM OF 10 OFFICERS BELOW THAT STRENGTH. ))
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The department expects to hear back on the grant in a few months. At that point it can start advertising for the positions and begin hiring.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... you might want to keep your umbrella handy as the possibility of showers is in the forecast.... Patrick Evans will have your complete weekend outlook in just a few minutes.





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A citizens group is trying to figure out what to do with an old school building in Amherst County that has been slated for demolition...
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The Madison Heights Elementary School has been vacant for more than ten years, and county supervisors had started taking bids to tear down the building.
But a former student thinks the structure can be saved.
Lynn Cunningham is an architect who says the school could qualify for historic tax credits that could be applied to its renovation.
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((LYNN CUNNINGHAM/ARCHITECT: I THINK WHEN THE COUNTY.. ...ENHANCE OUR AREA.))
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Cunningham would like to see the building renovated into office space and community rooms.
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A former office building for Norfolk and Western Railway will now house upscale apartments near Hotel Roanoke this summer. The Railway used the building for most of the 20th century.
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The building railroad employees knew as G- O- B- South is now Eight Jefferson Place.
The first of 87 luxury apartments are taking shape... and planners say they've tried to mesh modern requirements with the building's historic character.
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((DANA WALKER: THAT'S BEEN THE OBJECTIVE, LEAVING UNITS WITH ALL THE CHARACTER THAT COULD BE PRESERVED AND BUILT WITH A PROJECT SUCH AS THIS.)) ((ED MURRAY: YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE THINGS, THE OLD BEAMS AND THE OLD STRUCTURE OF THE BUILDING. SO WE'VE TRIED TO DO THAT , BUT THE SECOND THING WE'VE TRIED TO DO IS UPDATE THE BUILDING AND MAKE IT REALLY A LIVING PLACE THAT EVERYONE WOULD BE HAPPY TO LIVE IN.))
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Among the most unusual features are 22 vaults that will serve as libraries or dens.
And one apartment will include the former pedestrian bridge across Centre Avenue.
The building has 20 different floor plans with rents ranging from 545 dollars to almost 1200 dollars a month.
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