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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... scattered showers and thunderstorms could pop up across the region later today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have all the forecast details coming up after the news...





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A Richmond newspaper reports this morning that the federal investigation into alleged Republican eavesdropping is stepping up. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports federal investigators have issued subpoenas to two party employees. Last May, STATE felony charges against Ed Matricardi were dismissed .. in order to let the feds take over the case. Matricardi is the former Executive Director of the state's Republican party.

[7-11Drought]


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Governor Warner is asking Virginians to cut down on their water use to help with the drought...
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Among his recommendations for conserving the state's water supply: fix any leaks you may have in your plumbing system.
The increased awareness effort comes as the drought is now three years old.
The Governor met with meteorologists across the state yesterday ... hoping to enlist their help in encouraging water conservation.
Warner says mandatory statewide restrictions may become necessary if the drought persists.
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Danville and the Shenandoah Valley are among the areas hardest-hit by the drought.
The governor's asking all Virginians to pitch in.
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[7-11Loans-Drought]


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Farmers in two area counties who may be suffering financially from the drought are now eligible for low-interest emergency loans.
Senator George Allen says a drought disaster declaration covers 20 Virginia counties in all.
Locally, eligible farmers in Nelson and Appomattox counties can now receive low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency.
A request to include Bedford, Bland, Rockbridge and Wythe Counties in the declaration is still under consideration.

[7-11Hollinsummer]


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High school students can get more than a quick tour of Hollins University this summer...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The "Hollins-summer" program is growing quickly.
It brings high school students from around the country to the Hollins campus for two weeks.
During that time the students can choose from a variety of different college-level classes..
They also gain some experience into what being away at college is really like..
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((SHERMANNE MCINNIS/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY"I THINK STUDENTS ARE JUST MORE GEARED TOWARDS LOOKING FOR A COLLEGE AND THEY'RE STARTING EARLIER AND THEY'RE DOING THAT BY ATTENDING THESE CAMPS"))
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90 students from around the country traveled to Hollins this year -- that's more than triple the number that came last year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast for today, so you might want to bring along an umbrella.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead.






[45-11County-Fatal]


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Police say a Salem woman died after pulling her vehicle into the path of a pick-up truck.
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84- year- old Ruth Henrickson was hit yesterday afternoon, while turning from Dow Hollow Road onto Route 4-60, near Dixie Caverns in Roanoke County. Witnesses told police the driver of the pick- up tried to avoid the accident-- but was NOT able to stop in time. He is 68-year old Charles Edward Keith of Shawsville. Police say Keith was treated and released from a local hospital. Traffic was diverted for several hours, while police gathered information and crews cleaned up the accident. No charges will be filed.
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[45-11Dudley]


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A judge sentences the former treasurer of the Altavista Lifesaving Crew to 15 months in prison-- even after he repaid the money he embezzled...
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Ed Dudley stole more than 170-thousand dollars from the crew over a four year period.
He's repaid all the money plus interest, and more than a dozen people came to federal court yesterday to testify about Dudley's good character and his years of volunteer work in his community.
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((GLENN BERGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS GIVEN OF THEMSELVES, WHO HAS BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT OTHERS, CONCERNED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. I THINK THE EMBARRASSMENT THAT THIS CARRIES WITH IT IF YOU LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN AND AS ED SAID 'I'VE APOLOGIZED FOR IT, BUT I'LL PROBABLY APOLOGIZE FOR IT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.'))
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Dudley was allowed to self-report to federal prison at a later date.
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[45-11Hale]


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A woman who worked in the property room at the Roanoke Police Department admits stealing cash out of an evidence envelope. Tammy Rolanda Hale pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of embezzlement. A judge suspended ALL of a 12-month sentence, but ordered her to pay back the two- thousand dollars. The 25- year- old former clerk still faces welfare fraud charges in Roanoke County.

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A Henry County couple charged with stealing from their church pled NOT guilty yesterday to a two-count federal indictment.
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45-year-old Terry Lynn Moore and his 41-year-old wife Myra are accused of embezzling nearly 100-thousand dollars from the St. Paul Pentecostal Holiness Church in Bassett.
Authorities say over a six-year period, Terry Moore abused his position as the church's treasurer to pay credit card and phone bills and wrote checks to his own printing business.
The Moores are set for trial in September.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Look for high temperatures to climb well into the 80s today, with more humidity.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast in just a few minutes.






[8-11Stamp]


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A new stamp is now available that'll help raise money for the families of emergency workers killed September eleventh...
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

A ceremony was held at the post office in Callaway to unveil the Heroes of 2001 semi-postal stamp. The national ceremony was held last month but officials in Franklin County wanted to hold thier own event.
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((JERRY ROMAGNOLO/CALLAWAY POSTMASTER: WE JUST WANTED TO DO SOMETHING, GET THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN. IT'S BEEN NATIONAL SINCE JUNE SEVENTH AND WE JUST WANTED TO GET THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED.))
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On hand to help celebrate were representatives of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Public Safety, Carilion's Lifeguard 10 and a handful of county officials. Carol Mesimer (MEE-sih-mur) even displayed her "Remember Me" quilt in honor of the thousand killed in the terrorist attacks. The stamp costs 45-cents.
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[8-11Bedford-Food]


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One local school system hopes to improve next year's school lunches by making them more nutritious and appealing...
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That's the goal in Bedford County where about 30 food service managers got a lesson yesterday in preparing fun and healthy foods for kids to eat.
The old staples of hotdogs and french fries will still be offered.. but administrators hope to get students hooked on more nutritious foods too.
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((KATHY KERN/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL NUTRITION SUPERVISOR: WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHILDRENS' DIETS, THE HIGH FAT. WE REALLY BELIEVE WHAT WE OFFER IN OUR PROGRAM IS REALLY HEALTHY FOR OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE WE DO NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS ON OUR MENUS SO WE'RE REALLY AT OUR TARGET GOAL.))
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Kern says the key is to make the healthy foods as appealing as possible- some examples- colorful salads and the ever-popular sandwich wraps.
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[8-5Aquatic-Center]


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An aquatic center in the town of Christiansburg is one step closer to reality...
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Town council chose this land on North Franklin Street for the facility. Christiansburg already owns the 16-acres and officials estimate the site could be open by 2005. The aquatic center will use 8-acres while future use for the other land includes a skating park and picnic pavilion.
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((LANCE TERPENNY/CHRISTAINSBURG TOWN MANAGER; ITS GOT PLENTY OF ACREAGE TO DEVELOP SOME OTHER AMENITIES AS WELL THE AQUATIC CENTER AND OUTDOOR SKATING PARK ITS GOT A STREAM RUNNING THROUGH THE PROPERTY THAT WE'RE GOING TO ENHANCE AND CREATE A GREEN WAY A NICE WALKWAY ALONG THE STREAM BANK.))
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Officials estimate the aquatic center will cost six- million dollars.
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