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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... humidity moves into our region and could bring some scattered showers...
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast details, right after the news.





[7-VOB-County-Schools]


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Parents pressure the Roanoke County school board to make a decision about the fate of three elementary schools...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Overcrowding is a problem at Back Creek Elementary so the board is considering redistricting. The proposal calls for shifting some students in the Back Creek district to Penn Forest Elementary-- and part of Penn Forest to Clearbrook elementary. But at a public hearing last night, parents voiced strong opposition saying they want their children to remain in their current school as well as any younger siblings.
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[SUPER=01-Alise Culbertson/Parent;]

((ALISE CULBERTSON/ PARENT: JUST THINK IF YOU HAVE TO TELL YOUR CHILD WHO'S ONLY GOING INTO SECOND GRADE YOU HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOSE YOUR FRIENDS AT BACKCREEK AND THE TEACHERS TO THAT YOU COULD STAY WITH YOUR BROTHER OR ARE YOU WILLING TO BE SEPARATED FROM YOUR BROTHER AND NOT GOING TOGETHER.))
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Parents were hoping the board would make a decision last night but that did NOT happen. The board will meet again tommorow-- At that meeting they could decide whether to scrap plans for redistricting this fall and to pursue the proposal a year from now.
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[7-11City-Water]


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Roanoke City residents now know that every drop DOES count... Yesterday the level at the city's main reservoir fell to 26 feet below the spillway- upgrading voluntary water conservation to mandatory restrictions...
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[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


Officials estimate that Carvins Cove is now at about 36 percent of its usable capacity.
The city is purchasing water from Roanoke County and Salem, and banning all non-essential uses of water.
That leaves many residents and businesses looking for alternate sources... such as the city's New Hope well on Welcome Valley Road.
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[SOT 19:35]
[IN Q=we've got quite a bit]

((RANDY STUMP: WE'VE GOT QUITE A BIT OF FLOWERS ON OUR PROPERTY AND THEY NEED TO BE WATERED QUITE A BIT AT LEAST TWICE A DAY. IT'S GOING TO TAKE QUITE A LOT OF WATER. SO IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'LL BE SPENDING SOME TIME UP HERE AT THE WELL. YEAH IT LOOKS THAT WAY.))
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[OUT Q=yeah it looks that way.]
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The Roanoke Elks Lodge has shut down slides that use city water... but like other public and community pools, it will be allowed to use city water to maintain proper levels.
That's not the case with residential pools and hot tubs. The new restrictions prohibit filling, re-filling or topping off those.
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The plan calls for civil penalties of 100 dollars for residential violations and 500 dollars for commercial violations, but city officials say at this point they are emphasizing education not enforcement.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
More humid today, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead in the forecast.






[45-11Boty-Fatal]


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A Buchanan man died in a car accident.
State Police say it happened just before eight o-clock last night on Route 6-22 near Arcadia.
21 year old Joseph Lee Reed went around a curve too fast and lost control of his car.
It flipped several times and Reed was thrown out.
He was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

[45-11Forest-Fire]


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Firefighting efforts took to the skies to battle the 3-thousand acre forest fire burning in Rockbridge County-
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


Helicopters launched the final attack on the fire yesterday ...
One doused the hottest spots with water.
Another dropped two-thousand combustible ping pong balls to burn the last bits of dry brush inside the fire containment lines.
The effort blanketed the area in heavy smoke -- but forestry officials say it's doing more good than harm.
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((LEA WOFFORD/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: USED TO BE BEFORE WE USED HELICOPTERS, FOLKS WOULD WALK IN THERE. BUT IT'S TOO STEEP AND BY AIR IT'S A LOT QUICKER AND A LOT CHEAPER.))
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[OUT Q=a lot cheaper.]
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Lightning started the fire near the Devil's Marbleyard two weeks ago.
It closed down a 10-mile section of the Appalachian Trail.
Officials say a four-year drought, combined with winds and low humidity made the fire tough to put out.
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[45-11Neighbor-Reax]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Glasgow;]


Smoke from that fire -- and yesterday's firefighting efforts -- could be seen for miles.
A large plume rose into the sky as crews completed the aerial ignition process.
A steady breeze drove some of that smoke into the nearby town of Glasgow.
People who live there say they understand the smoke isn't going to cause any serious trouble for them, but it's still a nuisance.
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((BARBARA PETERSON/GLASGOW RESIDENT; THE POLLUTION IS REALLY BAD AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN'T BREATHE IN THIS SMOKE DOWN HERE BECAUSE THEY HAVE ASTHMA, SO WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT THAT.))
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[OUT Q="worried about that"]
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Forestry officials say they still expect the fire to be fully contained by this evening.
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The Henry County Sheriff's office is looking for three men suspected of holding up a convenience store early Tuesday morning.
Deputies say three men entered B-G's Express -Two at the intersection of Old Chatham Road and Clearview Drive.
One of the men displayed a handgun and demanded money.
They got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, and may have gotten into a gray older model Ford Grenada.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Once again, we'll see pleasant high in the low 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look ahead at the rest of the week, coming up.






[8-11Arsenal]


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Public access to part of the New River might soon be closed off...
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The Radford Arsenal is going forward with plans to shut down four and a half miles of the New River. They want to restrict river access for security concerns related to terrorism. Many fisherman spoke out against the idea at a meeting in April... saying it would take away recreation options.
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[IN Q=i believe]

((REX GEARHEART/FISHERMAN; I BELIEVE THAT HAVING THE PRESENCE OF A LOT OF COUNTRY BOYS ON THE RIVER WOULD PROBABLY DETER TERRORISM MORE THAN ANYTHING THEY COULD DO CERTAINLY MORE THAN CLOSING THE RIVER BUT I CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR COMING FROM ALSO IT IS A HAZARD, LIVING JUST A MILE DOWN THE ROAD IF SOMETHING DID HAPPEN HERE I WOULD BE PLACED IN HARM'S WAY.))
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That's why Arsenal officials propose installing two rows of permanent pylons at two points on the river and mount floating buoys between them. A public hearing on the matter is expected at the end of July.
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[8-11Narroflex]


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A company in Patrick County will be adding 205 positions and keeping 245 existing ones...
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Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner said Narroflex decided to stay in Stuart and expand.
The textile maker almost moved to North Carolina, but chose- -instead- -to invest nine million dollars in its existing facility.
Governor Warner approved a 200 thousand dollar grant from his Opportunity Fund to assist Patrick County with the project.
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[8-11Atlantic-Mutual]


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Atlantic Mutual Insurance's Roanoke Processing Center will be laying off 25- employees.
Technology changes reportedly led to eliminations in the customer service and Information Technology departments.


Those losing their jobs will receive severance packages and job placement support.
At the same time, new jobs will be added to the claims processing department.
Layoffs there in January affected fewer than 20- people.



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Virginia is once again having to fight for its flag.
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The Minnesota Historical Society says it has no intention of returning to the Commonwealth a flag captured at the Batt

le of Gettysburg. The banner, with the "Southern Cross'' Confederate emblem, was taken in 18-63.
Despite a Congressional ruling in 19-05 that all flags be returned to their originating states, Minnesota hung onto it

.
In 19-98, then-Minnesota Attorney General Hubert Humphrey, the third, turned down a request from a Virginia re-enactme

nt group, saying the law applied ONLY to flags already in the Defense Department's possession. The Commonwealth would like the flag to be returned to the Defense Department for display at the National Museum of the United States Army to open in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
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