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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we could see some scattered showers again today throughout the region.... Meterologist Leo Hirbrunner will have the weekend forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-11Paxton]


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The man who was Salem's last town manager and it's first CITY Manager has died.
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Bill Paxton had been in Salem government for more than 31 years when he announced his retirement at the age of 59.
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((BILL PAXTON/SALEM CITY MANAGER/1987; I'M GETTING TIRED. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. AND I FEEL IT'S TIME TO GET FRESH NEW IDEAS IN GOVERNMENT.))
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Paxton's successor Randy Smith,
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says Paxton was attending a family reunion on the Outer Banks of North Carolina this week with his wife, Judy. He says Paxton died early yesterday morning at a Hospital in Virginia Beach.

[7-11Amherst-Water]


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Add Amerst County to the list of communities telling residents to start conserving water.
Outdoor watering is now restricted to two hours in the morning one day per week... and for only 30 minutes.
Car washing at home is banned, too.
Amherst County has also decided to ban open burning and fireworks, because of the drought.

[7-6-L'burg-Airport]


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For years- Central Virginia air travelers have complained that it's too expensive and inconvenient to fly out of the Lynchburg Regional Airport.
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Airport officials hope a half million dollar federal grant can help change those perceptions.
They hope to convince local carriers to add cheaper seats and regional jet service by making it worth their while financially.
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((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: WE'RE GOING TO GUARANTEE THOSE AIRLINES THAT WHEN THEY UPGRADE TO LARGER EQUIPMENT AND INCUR ADDITIONAL COSTS, THEY EXPECT MORE PASSENGERS AND GREATER REVENUE. AND IN ESSENCE WE'RE GOING TO USE THIS MONEY OVER A YEAR'S PERIOD TO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL GET THAT ADDITIONAL REVENUE, EITHER FROM PASSENGERS OR THROUGH THIS PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
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Lynchburg was one of just 40 airports nationally and the only facility in Virginia to receive the grant.
It suffered a sharp drop in service after the September 11th attacks last year.
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[7-11Yard-Protest]


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A Northeast Roanoke man is waging an unusual battle against the city's Board of Zoning Appeals in his front yard.
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Harry Shumate was rejected by the Board when he sought to extend his porch.
Two of three members present voted FOR it, but it still wasn't enough to get the variance.
So, Shumate headed to his workshop and used his creations to take City Council and the Board of Zoning Appeals to task.
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((HARRY SHUMATE: I GOT A 12-PLAN PHASE AND THIS IS ONLY PHASE 6.))
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Neighbors give it mixed reviews.
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((LORI ANN JOHNSON/NEIGHBOR: I THINK THERE'S OTHER WAYS OF GOING ABOUT DISCUSSING YOUR MATTERS WITH THE CITY RATHER THAN DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
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((FAYE SHEPHERD/NEIGHBOR: AT FIRST IT'S KIND OF COMICAL AND LIKE I SAID, HE'S GOT A CRAFT TALENT.))
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He may not be allowed to extend his porch, but the city says his protest is perfectly legal.
In fact, some members of the zoning department think it's funny.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
One more day of scattered shower and storms-- then it's clear sailing for the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.






[45-11Tech-Visitors]


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Governor Warner has added some new faces to the Virginia Tech board of visitors.
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Washington Redskin Bruce Smith will be among those setting policy for the school that he led to national prominence on the gridiron.
Smith is one of four new members the governor named yesterday.
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Joining him are Carilion Foundation chairman Thom Robertson, Chatham Oil Company executive Ben Davenport, and Newport News contractor John R. Lawson.

[45-11Updike]


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James Updike is working his way up the ladder.
He's risen from prosecutor, to district court judge, to a seat on the Bedford circuit court bench... NOW he could be headed to Richmond.
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Updike is one of 14 nominees statewide for an upcoming vacancy on the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Area lawyers are supporting his nomination.. they feel it's important to have a central Virginia representative on that panel.
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((B. LEIGH DREWRY/LYNCHBURG BAR ASSOCIATION: TIDEWATER'S RICHLY REPRESENTED, NORTHERN VIRGINIA'S RICHLY REPRESENTED, RICHMOND IS WELL-REPRESENTED AS IS THE VALLEY AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY, OR THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY. I THINK THE TWO AREAS THAT SOMETIMES GET OVERLOOKED ARE CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND FAR SOUTHWEST.))
[SUPER=01-B. Leigh Drewry/Lynchburg Bar Association]
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Drewry says Updike has a good reputation as a jurist and the backing of the local bar associations.
Governor Mark Warner will make a choice this summer.
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[45-6-Van-Suit]


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Federal investigators have yet to determine what caused a church van to crash last summer, killing a Roanoke teenager.
But the family of Jessika Lewis is ready to start assessing blame.
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They've filed a lawsuit asking for 40- million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages.
The defendants include the van's manufacturer, DaimlerChrysler; the Michelin tire company; Virginia Heights Baptist Church, its youth director and the van's driver.
The crash in North Carolina left 14-year-old Jessika with severe injuries from which she never recovered.
Authorities have said the 15-passenger van blew a tire and flipped several times after the driver lost control.


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[45-11Corvettes]


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There was a big uproar in Roanoke yesterday as
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the Corvette "Relay for Kids" rolled into the area...
The Star City Corvette Club's joining with Valvoline to raise money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations.
They're transporting a classic 'Vette around the nation, giving people a chance to go for a spin.
Roanoke City police chief Joe Gaskins was on hand.
He says getting to drive a Corvette is just one benefit of being a Big Brother..
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((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE CHIEF; IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE SOME VALUES AND LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ALL SEEM TO NEED IT.))
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A number of people signed up for a contest that's running along with the fund-raiser..
When the "Relay for Kids" is finished, they're going to give away a classic Corvette.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We've got a gorgeous weekend to look forward to-- with highs staying in the upper 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.






[8-6-D-Day-Lawsuit]


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The National D-Day Memorial Foundation and its creditors disagree on how much the foundation owes them.
In a filing yesterday in Bedford County Circuit Court, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation says it wants to see proof that it still owes the monument's main builder and architect nearly three- million dollars.
The two creditors filed lawsuits against the foundation earlier this month to force it to repay its debt.
If the foundation can't pay in a timely fashion, the creditors asked that the memorial be sold to raise money.

[8-11Snoreplasty]


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If you snore so loudly you wake up the family --there IS something you can do about it that doesn't require surgery or lasers.
It's called Snoreplasty...
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Four weeks after a shot in his palate, Don Wilson should stop snoring so much.
This is the newest advancement in the treatment of snoring, and it's supposed to be less painful and less expensive than past methods.
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((DON WILSON: I JUST DON'T SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP BECAUSE OF THE SNORING KEEPING MY WIFE AND SOMETIMES THE KIDS AWAKE))
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Snoreplasty works by injecting medicine into the palate. This causes it to become inflamed and develop scar tissue which stiffens the palate.
The stiffening of the palate helps decrease snoring.
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((DR. TU TRAN/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC:SOME PEOPLE WILL COME BACK AND SAY I DO NOT SNORE ANYMORE THAT'S VERY UNUSUAL AND THOSE ARE THE IDEAL CASES. BUT THERE IS NO CURE FOR SNORING EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING IS TO LESSEN SNORING))
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The treatment is expected to last for 10 to 15 years.
But because it is fairly new, doctors are still not sure how long it will work.
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[8-11Miss-Va]


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The Miss Virginia pageant kicked off last night at the Roanoke Civic Center...
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Yesterday, the contestants took time out to serve lunch at the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
Mission's officials hope the event boosts awareness of the Women and Children's Center they are developing.
About 180 people eat lunch at the rescue mission every day.
Yesterday's guests helped bring in more than 300.
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((LISA MELTON/MISS HAMPTON HOLLY DAYS FESTIVAL; IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE OUT HERE AGAIN BECAUSE WE'RE GIVING BACK TO ROANOKE. ROANOKE DOES SO MUCH FOR US AND WE ASKED THEM IF THERE WAS ANY WAY WE CAN SERVE ROANOKE.)) ((KJERSTIN O'LEARY/MISS HAMPTON - NEWPORT NEWS: IT REALLY FEELS LIKE I'M NOT ONLY DOING WHAT MY HEART LOVES BUT I'M ALSO INFLUENCING THE PEOPLE AROUND ME THAT THIS IS A WORTHY CAUSE.))
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The preliminaries of Miss Virginia kicked off last night.
There is another night of preliminaries today followed by the finals on Saturday.
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