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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... keep your umbrella handy today for some scattered showers across the region... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will give us the complete outlook coming up right after the news.





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A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled yesterday that the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional because it endorses religion with the phrase- "under God."
And locally- Reverend Jerry Falwell used harsh words to express his frustration with the court's decision.
Falwell called the judges who voted for the removal of the Pledge of Allegiance "dumb."
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL; THE FACT IS THAT THESE PEOPLE DON'T CARE ABOUT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST 96 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.))
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Falwell said he believes this ruling would not hold in the U-S supreme court.

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A new face as the House Speaker won't be the ONLY change you'll will see with the new leadership...
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[SUPER=03-Stafford Co.;]


Stafford Delegate Bill Howell remains the only candidate to take over as the most powerful lawmaker in the General Assembly.
The 59-year old attorney and grandfather of five says he's more of a delegator than Wilkins and he'll be recruiting many of his colleagues to assist him with his duties.
Howell says his low key style may be the type of leadership the Republican party needs following the recent eavesdropping controversy and Wilkins' resignation.
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Howell is expected to be officially nominated for Speaker on July 20th.
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A local landmark will once again tower over a busy road in Collinsville...
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Yesterday, construction crews installed the wind-mill on the "Dutch-Inn's" re-built banquet hall.
A fire last year destroyed the old wind-mill, which had been a fixture along "Business 2-20" in Collinsville for more than 30- years.
Each of the four new fiberglass blades weighs more than 6-hundred pounds.
There's still more work to be done on the inside of the new building, but the 3-million dollar re-building effort is expected to be finished by September First..
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((HOWARD GRODENSKY/DUTCH INN OWNER; AS IT'S COMING BACK UP WE'RE GETTING MORE AND MORE INTEREST IN PEOPLE COMING BACK HERE FOR PARTIES, FOR LODGING AND THINGS LIKE THAT SO WE'RE SEEING THE SIGNS OF THE RECOVERY BUT IT DEFINITELY WAS A BAD INFLUENCE - A VERY BAD IMPACT ON BUSINESS.))
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Like the old wind-mill, you won't see this new one spinning -- state officials say THAT would be a distraction to drivers..
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Like yesterday, we could see another dose of showers today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsrunner has your Thursday outlook, coming up.






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Optical Cable corporation has announced it will settle a federal securities class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders against the company and its former CEO Bob Kopstein.
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Under the settlement, Optical Cable shareholders would receive additional securities and possibly cash to help offest their losses. Optical Cable's president says the company now needs to focus on business, and not lawsuits.
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((NEIL WILKIN/OPTICAL CABLE PRESIDENT; IT IS GOOD FOR THE COMPANY AND THE SHAREHOLDERS, IT ALLOWS THE COMPANY'S MANAGEMENT TO FOCUS ITS FULL ATTENTION ON MOVING THE COMPANY FORWARD AND SELLING CABLE, AND INCREASING EFFICIANCIES. AND IT'S GOOD TO HAVE THIS SORT OF CHAPTER BEHIND US.))
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The settlement still must be approved by the court. A year ago, Optical Cable's stock was more than 10- dollars a share, yesterday it closed at 44-cents.
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[45-11Corned-Beef]


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Roanoke police say they have at least one suspect in the "lager" larceny at a local hot spot...
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They also recovered three of the kegs of premium beer stolen from Corned Beef and Company.
A tip led police to check out a house on Riverdale Road Southeast.
That's where they found the stolen beer, still un-tapped, and arrested 43-year-old James Morris Jarrett.
One keg of Samuel Adams is still missing.
But police have a line on two possible suspects.
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Today is National H-I-V Testing Day- and if you're over the age of 13 and are sexually active, you should be tested.
The Council of Community Services says the number of newly infected people is on the rise.
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((PAM MEADOR/COUNCIL OF COMUUNITY SERVICES; WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW IS WE'RE BACK TO A VISCOUS CIRCLE. WE'RE BACK TO 20 YEARS AGO WHEN PROTECTION WAS NEVER USED AND BECAUSE OF THIS IT'S JUST MAKING OUR NUMBERS GO UP. PEOPLE JUST AREN'T PLAYING IT SAFE ANYMORE))
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For those who don't like needles --oral tests are just as accurate.
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((THE EARLIER YOU FIND OUT THEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF LIVING A LONG, AND I STRESS A LONG, HEALTHY LIFE))
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Today, There will be free testing at Hurt Park at noon and Lansdowne at 2pm.
Tomorrow, testing will be offered at The Park at 9:30pm. [TAKE NEXT PAGE]
For more information on a location near you call 982-AIDS.
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Lightning may be to blame for a fire at a Rocky Mount home yesterday...
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The house at 10-55 Old Franklin Turnpike caught fire around one P-M. No one was home at the time. It took fire crews around two hours to extinguish the blaze. They say the left side of the house suffered heavy fire damage. The rest is damaged by water and smoke. The cause of the blaze is still unknown.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Not quite as hot as it has been, and we could see more scatteres showers and storms today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast, after the news.






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Drivers in the New River Valley have to adjust to another major traffic change...
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Beginning tonight, motorists will be able to use a new section of Route 4-60. Eastbound traffic in Christiansburg heading to Interstate-81 will now reach the highway by turning onto the Peppers Ferry Road extension. It's part of the new Route 460-bypass, merging drivers onto Interstate 81 at a reconfigured Exit 1-18. Westbound traffic will not be affected. The entire three-mile bypass that will take drivers from the Interstate to Blacksburg is slated to open in August.
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Traffic and the highway were a mess after lumber was spilled on Route 2-20 in Roanoke...
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Thousands of pounds of lumber scattered all over the highway after a truck crashed.
Police say the 35- year old truck driver from Tennessee ran off the road around five o'clock yesteray afternoon. Authorities say when Roger Dean Townsend tried to pull the rig back onto the road-- the lumber shifted and the rig overturned. The accident spilled 47- thousand pounds of lumber onto the road and over the guardrail-- blocking both northbound lanes between Franklin Road and Elm Avenue for several hours. Police say Townsend will be charged with failure to maintain control of his rig. He was treated for minor injuries-- no one else was involved in the accident.
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A passing shower led to an accident on I-81 in Roanoke County yesterday afternoon.
Police say a truck trying to slow down in the storm collided with a car near mile marker 1-46.
That car hit another vehicle.
One person with minor injuries was taken to the hospital.
Traffic was backed up in the southbound lanes for a couple of hours.
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[8-11Farm-Drought]


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Yesterday's passing showers did little to help the ponds in the New River Valley that are reaching bone dry levels...


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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Ponds are drying up at an alarming rate according to Bob Holland, President of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He estimates that this week.. famers will have to start hauling in water for their cattle to drink. Holland says it's a cost and time burden for farmers even though they have a spring nearby in Blacksburg.
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((BOB HOLLAND/MONTGOMERY CO. FARM BUREAU PRES.; EVEN IN A SHORT HAUL IF YOU ONLY HAVE TO HAUL IT A MILE OR SO YOUR LOOKING AT ALMOST AN HOUR A TRIP AND THEN WHEN YOU HAVE TO HAUL SEVEN LOADS A DAY IT JUST BECOMES VERY VERY TIME CONSUMING.))
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To refill the ponds... Holland says they need a downpour or cloudburst of rain. Another approach some farmers are taking is to dig up their dried up ponds.
That way when it does rain, they collect a larger amount of water.
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