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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we start off with a cool morning but temperatures will warm up this afternoon...
Patrick Evans has an early look at your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-11Dominion-Union]


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The union that represents striking Dominion Virginia Power workers wants to get contract talks back on line.
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The union said yesterday it's asked a federal mediator to set up a meeting with the company quote -- ``as soon as possible.''
37-hundred Dominion employees went on strike last Friday after seven months of negotiations failed to yield a contract agreement.
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[7-5-Warner-Pass]


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Struggling schools in Virginia will get some guidance from excelling schools... thanks to Governor Warner's new education iniative...
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Warner's Partnership to Achieve Successful Schools, or PASS, pairs teams of teachers and administrators from accredited schools with those schools who need to raise their Standards Of Learning scores.
Three hundred educators from across the state are learning ways to help make the relationships successful.
The governor says one of the challenges is to be sensitive to the feelings of staff at struggling schools who are opening their doors to outside help.
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34 schools in the state have been slated for assistance, including nine in our region.
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[7-11Bomb-Scare]


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A suspicious package created a commotion in downtown Martinsville yesterday.
An employee at the Sprint building found it on the street and called police.
As a precaution, they evacuated the building and some nearby offices while state police bomb experts took a look at it.
Police determined it was harmless

[7-11Afghan-Soldiers]


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A soldier who survived a helicopter crash in Afghanistan six months ago is back home in Salem on leave.
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Matt Edwards and his buddy, Dave Huynh (win), saw the wreckage and say it's a miracle anyone survived.
Sixteen of the 24 soldiers aboard were injured. Edwards was thrown free of the chopper, so he and the other eight UN-injured men circled the wagons, and found they didn't have to wait long for the cavalry to arrive.
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Edwards will return to Fort Campbell shortly and plans to go to Officer's Candidate School. Huynh is getting out of the service and will enroll at George Mason University in the Fall.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Mostly sunny, with fall- like temperatures as you start the day. Patrick Evans will be along shortly with the forecast.




[45-11West-Nile]


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West Nile virus concerns have kept the Virginia Health Department busy...
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Officials say they are seeing an increase in the number of dead birds received from the region.
Dead birds, including some from the Roanoke area, have been sent to Richmond where they are being tested for the virus.
Officials say they have tested more than one- thousand dead birds this year.
186 have tested positive for West Nile.
So far, the crow found in Patrick County remains the only confirmed case of the disease in our area.
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[45-11Bedford-Rabies]


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A Bedford man is getting rabies treatment after an encounter with a stray cat.
Police say the cat bit and scratched him at his home on Crenshaw Street last week.
A rabies test came back positive.
Bedford officials want people to make sure their pets are vaccinated, and to avoid contact with wild or stray animals.

[45-11Farinacci]


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A Campbell County woman accused of killing her husband apparently was ALSO the subject of a wiretap operation in Nelson County several years ago.
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48-year-old Elizabeth Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) is charged with shooting to death her husband Frank in February.

During a court hearing yesterday, Farinacci's lawyer said he wants to hear what's on the audiotapes from that wiretap to see if it's relevant to the murder case.
Nelson County authorities would not say what the wiretap operation involved.
Farinacci is scheduled to stand trial later this month.
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[45-11Vassar]


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His first record was a major hit. Now, Lynchburg native Phil Vassar is climbing the country charts once again.
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Vassar's follow-up release, American Child, arrived in stores this week.
Though it may be hard to capture the success of his debut album, Vassar says it's nice to have a new record out after two and a half years.
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Growing up in Lynchburg, Vassar says he was just six years old when he first considered making music his career.


This week he was able to visit with family and friends in the Hill City, before leaving to promote the new album.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Another mostly sunny day on the way-- but be prepared for a chilly start.
Patrick Evans has forecast details, straight ahead.






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After months of study, American Electric Power says they will need more time to draft a shoreline management plan for Smith Mountain Lake...
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More than 150- residents attended last night's public meeting to hear what A-E-P officials had to say about future expansion on the Lake. A-E-P has undertaken a massive survey of the types of shoreline, boat usage and the number of docks to determine if the laws and guidelines on construction need to be changed. The power company wants to make all regulations for building permits the same from county-to-county to clarify the process. They also want to make sure the environmental and scenic aspects of the lake aren't compromised by construction.
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((MIKE THACKER/AEP HYDRO SUPPORT MANAGER; THE IDEA IS TO PUT TOGETHER SHORELINE MANAGEMENT THAT EVERYONE AGREES TO, AND THAT EVERYBODY IS AN EQUAL PART IN. SO THAT IF YOU GO TO FRANKLIN COUNTY TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO TO BEDFORD TO GET A PERMIT. IF YOU COME TO AEP TO GET A PERMIT, IT'S THE SAME AS IF YOU GO ANYWHERE ELSE.))
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A-E-P, formerly Appalachain Power, built the Lake back in the 50's. There are currently more than 65-hundred docks on Smith Mountain Lake's 500- miles of shoreline. Officials hope to have a draft of the shoreline management plan by early next year.
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The union that represents striking Dominion Virginia Power workers is seeking to resume contract talks...
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The union said yesterday it's asked a federal mediator to set up a meeting with the company quote -- ``as soon as possible.''
37-hundred Dominion employees went on strike Friday after seven months of negotiations failed to yield a contract agreement.
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[8-11RU-Scholarship]


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A new scholarship for Radford University will benefit the daughter of a Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty...
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Ashley Griffith is the first recipient of the Jeff Price Family Scholarship. It was created in response to September 11th. The goal is to help children directly affected by the tragedy, other terrorist attacks or those whose parents are rescue, fire, or police personnel. She starts Radford this Fall....
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((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT; I'M GOING THERE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJOR AND THEN HOPE TO WORK IN THE TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHEN I GRADUATE.))
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Ashley is following in the footsteps of her Dad - late Officer Terry Griffith. Griffith was shot and killed in 19-94 while arresting a shoplifter. Ashley says the scholarship money will cover her books for the year.
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