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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... another hot and humid day through our region....
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more details in your mid-week forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-11Clower]


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A former Henry County Adminstrator will go to prison for about a year for stealing from the county over a nine year period...
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A judge sentenced Sid Clower to 15 months in prison, three months in work release and 20 years' probation.
He'll have to pay the county Public Service Authority 680-thousand dollars, and hand over his retirement and savings.
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((ROSS BRYANT/HENRY COUNTY RESIDENT: HE VIOLATED PUBLIC TRUST, HE VIOLATED HIS MARITAL VOWS AND REALLY I THINK HE SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR THIS.))
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[OUT Q=punished for this.]
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Clower took the stand, but offered no explanation or apology for stealing nearly 800-thousand dollars in public funds.
Prosecutors say he spent it on travel and debt ... as well as three women and a child born from an affair.
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Clower also apparently lied on his resume when he was hired by Henry County.
He said he had a Master's in Business Administration, when he only had a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Clower SHOULD go to a low-security prison, but much of his sentence could be spent in the Henry County jail.

[7-11Galax-Drugs]


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Drug suspects are being rounded up in Carroll and Grayson Counties and the city of Galax.
Grand juries in Carroll and Grayson Counties handed up indictments for 28 people.
The six-month investigation focused on the sale of cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana.

[7-6-Terrorism]


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Should your civil rights be put at risk in order to make Virginia safer?
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One proposal released this week by the Secure Virginia panel would allow the state to seize public property, anything from medical supplies to building space, in the event of an emergency.
Governor Mark Warner has asked the Attorney General to provide a legal opinion on the proposal.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine sits on the anti-terrorism panel and says concerns about civil liberties WERE taken into consideration.
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((LT. GOV. TIM KAINE: I THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO STRIKE THE RIGHT BALANCE BUT THERE WILL BE CIRCUMSTANCES HOPEFULLY IT WON'T HAPPEN BUT IF THERE ARE WE NEED TO HAVE THE MECHANISMS IN PLACE SO WE CAN USE PRIVATE PROPERTY IF THAT'S NEEDED TO COUNTERACT ANY DISASTER.))
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Other proposals from the panel include greater scrutiny of foreign workers and beefing up the state's emergency web site.
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[7-6Pike]


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Western Virginia has a new U-S Marshal.
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Wayne Pike officially assumed the position yesterday.
A formal swearing- in ceremony will be held a week from Friday. Pike served as sheriff of Wythe County for 18 years, before stepping down to become a member of the state parole board.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Look for afternoon highs around 90-- with very little chance of rain.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up in the forecast.






[45-11Outdoor-Dining]


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Dining space has expanded out the door at one Roanoke restaurant...
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Last night, "Tavern on the Market" became the first downtown restaurant to take advantage of the city's new outdoor dining program. In April, council voted to allow restaurants around the Roanoke City Market to apply for a permit to use the city's sidewalks for outdoor dining.
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((EZRA REESE/DINER: I LIKE THE COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE WALKING BY IT FEELS MORE LIKE A SMALL TOWN. BUCKLEY SIZEMORE/DINER: WE SHOULD ABSOLUTELY HAVE OUTDOOR DINING, COMPLETELY, I DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS A NEW THING HERE AND THAT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE WE COULDN'T FIND ANY OTHER PLACE WITH OUTDOOR DINING AND WE WERE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR THAT.))
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Roanoke's City manager and two members of city council were among the first customers to try to out the new outdoor dining experience.
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[45-11Crystal-spring]


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Until two years ago, Crystal Spring served Roanoke as a major source of drinking water.
Yesterday, the city celebrated as the spring flowed into the water system once again.
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Yesterday morning, members of council and other city officials gathered for a toast, and a taste.
Construction of the new filter plant is two months ahead of schedule, and should be complete by October first. In the meantime, a temporary filter system has allowed the city to bring Crystal Spring back on line even earlier.
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((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: TODAY, IT'S ONE MILLION GALLONS. ON MONDAY, WE'LL HAVE FOUR MILLION GALLONS RUNNING THROUGH OUR STATION HERE, SO YEAH IT'S A GREAT DAY.)) ((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND FOR THOSE WHO QUESTION WHETHER THE WATER IS REALLY GOOD... IT'S GREAT.))
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Crystal Spring has served as a source of drinking water for more than one hundred years, but two years ago, health department concerns forced the city to build the new filter plant.
With the additional supply from Crystal Spring and other new wells, the city hopes to cut "in half" the daily demand on Carvins Cove.
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[45-6-VT-Logo]


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There's a new arrival for the younger set of Virginia Tech fans...
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A Baby Hokie Bird logo has been unveiled. The new design will appear on all of the university's kids products. Montgomery Regional Hospital is supporting the logo by bringing it into its birthing center. Newborns will get a Hokie certificate and t-shirt.
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((LOCKE WHITE/VT DIR. OF LICENSING AND TRADEMARKS; IT'S A MUCH MORE FRIENDLIER VERSION OF THE HOKIE BIRD THAT I THINK WILL APPEAR TO THE KIDS MORE.))
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A separate design for children is a first for Tech. The logo also kicks off the 2nd "Crazy for the Hokies" contest. This year...people are asked to send in a picture of a child under twelve...wearing or holding a Virginia Tech product. Four winning pictures will be chosen. Entries are due by November 25th.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll wrap up the month of July on another hot note today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, straight ahead.






[8-11Roanoke-Foundation]


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Mentors are needed to help the Roanoke Valley's Endowment Fund with their new focus...
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Yesterday, The Foundation for Roanoke Valley announced a multi-year grants initiative that'll commit one- million dollars to six agencies over a specific period of time. The executive director says the move changes the foundation's focus from charity to philanthropy.
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((ALAN RONK/FOUNDATION FOR ROANOKE VALLEY: THE FOUNDATION DISCOVERED THAT THERE WERE TWO MAJOR BARRIERS PRESENT: THE LACK OF STAFFING TO RUN MENTORING PROGRAMS AND A LACK OF VOLUNTEER MENTORS THEMSELVES.))
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The grantees include Apple Ridge Farm, The Area Agency on Aging, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, as well as the Child Health Investment Partnership, Family Service of Roanoke Valley, and the West End Center. The money will be used to find and train mentors and provide the agencies with the resources necessary to implement mentoring programs.

[8-11Optical-Cable]


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Optical Cable shareholders approved a reverse stock split yesterday .. in hopes of keeping the stock listed on national exchanges.
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[NO SUPER] The split is one-for-eight .. and took effect at midnight. It means anyone who held eight shares of Optical Cable stock yesterday will hold just one share today. Nasdaq rules require listed stocks to hold net asset value of at least one dollar a share. Optical Cable has fallen well below that. Yesterday it closed at 24 cents. The company hopes that by reducing the number of shares, the price will exceed the one-dollar requirement.
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[8-6-Southside-Development]


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Southside economic development got a boost from Governor Warner yesterday. The three- million dollars in state grants will be used to develop property into marketable industrial development sites.
Danville and Pittsylvania County will get nearly one- point- four million for the Route 58 East Regional Industrial Park.
The same amount will go to Henry County and Martinsville for the Patriot Centre project.

[8-11Police-Camaro]


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State police officers will soon be cruisin' in style...
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Beginning next month, troopers will begin testing high-performance 2002 Chevrolet Camaros.
They'll still sport the traditional blue and gray paint scheme, but won't have any noticable antennas.
The department has purchased seven of the cars... one for each division in the state.
Troopers hope the high-performance profile will give them an advantage in apprehending speeders and serve as a deterrent to irresponsible drivers.
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