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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... another pleasant day with temperatures reaching in the 80's...
Patrick Evans has your weekend forecast coming up right after the news...





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Just after four this morning, an apartment house caught fire in Southeast Roanoke--
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The blaze started in an un- occupied unit on the first floor of this Jamison Avenue apartment house.
Authorities say the building was occupied at time of the blaze, but no one was injured.
Prior to the fire, officials had declared the structure unsafe to live in.
Jamison Avenue will be closed this morning between seventh and ninth streets for an un- determined amount of time.


Authorities aren't sure when the block will re- open.
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[7-11Salem-Tax]


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Salem City Council is considering imposing a new tax on cigartettes...
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The tax would add 15 cents to each pack of cigarettes- on top of the of the state's two and a half percent tax.


The money would be used to help pay for improvements planned for Andrew Lewis Middle School.
Vice-Mayor Alex Brown describes himself as a "closet smoker."
He says the price increase may be a shock at first but that smokers will eventually get used to it.
Others disagree- though and don't want the tax.
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[IN Q=I'm happy to pay the fifteen cents...]

((ALEX BROWN/SALEM VICE-MAYOR: I'M HAPPY TO PAY THE FIFTEEN CENTS. I NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT TAXES ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY GO TO BENEFIT SALEM.)) ((MINDI WORRELL/SALEM RESIDENT/NON-SMOKER: ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT SMOKE, YOU KNOW, THEY DON'T HAVE CHILDREN SO FOR THEM TO HAVE TO PAY FOR OUR KIDS TO GO TO SCHOOL, THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM.))
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[VO NAT :17] A Salem cigarette distributor says, historically, local communities that impose taxes on cigarettes often lose business to *counties* whose charters prevent them from following suit. If the ordinance passes, Vice-Mayor Brown says he expects the tax to go into effect in October.
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[7-11State-budget]


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A statewide hike on the cigarette tax could also be in the cards as the state deals with a record budget shortfall.
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Governor Warner says the revenue deficit is likely to hit one billion dollars or more.
That's likely to mean more cuts in state programs and more layoffs.
Warner has recently mentioned raising the cigarette tax and consolidating state agencies as possible ways out of the red.
He admits that the scope of the problem may require a novel approach.
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[IN Q=WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE LARGEST REVENUE]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: WHEN YOU'VE GOT THE LARGEST REVENUE DROP IN FORTY YEARS, SINCE THE STATE'S BEEN KEEPING STATISTICS, AND YOU'VE GOT THE LARGEST INCOME DROP IN THIRTY YEARS, YOU'RE IN SOME AREAS OF UNCHARTED WATERS HERE SO THAT I'M NOT SURE TRADITIONAL MODELS MAY ALWAYS WORK.))
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[OUT Q=TRADITIONAL MODELS MAY ALWAYS WORK.]
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The Governor is expected to announce the size of the shortfall and immediate steps to reduce it on August 19th.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Fall- like temperatures early today, but highs today will reach the 80s.
Patrick Evans has your full weekend forecast.






[45-11Grundy-Shooting]


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The man accused of shooting three people at the Appalachian School of Law in January is headed to a state hospital for mental rehabilitation.
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In court yesterday, a judge ruled Peter (oh-dig-uh-ZOO'-uh) Odighizuwa isn't competent to stand trial. The 43-year-old is being ordered to a mental hospital for intensive treatment and medication. A new hearing will be held at the end of October to decide if his competency has been restored.
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((SHELIA TOLLIVER/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE FULLY ANTICIPATE THAT WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME HE WILL BE RESTORED TO COMPETENCY BOTH THEIR EVALUATOR AND OURS HAVE BOTH SAID THEY FEEL HE CAN BE RESTORED.)) ((JIMMY TURK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH A NORMAL AVERAGE PERSON HERE WE'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE WHO'S EXTREMELY MENTALLY ILL AND HAS BEEN FOR A VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME.))
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Turk says he's not sure his client will ever be able to stand trial. (oh-dig-uh-ZOO'-uh) Odighizuwa rambled in court proceedings yesterday ... saying he's being harassed and sabotaged. The defense says it's part of his severe mental illness. Odighizuwa is facing capital murder charges and the death penalty.
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[45-11460-Ax]


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A Charlottesville man was hit by a car while riding his bike...
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The accident happened just after eight o-clock last night on Route 460 East across from Rowe Furniture in Elliston.


State Police say the victim was hit by a 1995 dodge driven by Stanley Hodgdon.
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((MIKE KEEN/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE THE BICYCLE WAS PROBABLY SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO THE WHITE LINE AND OF COURSE THE RED CAR CAME ALONG AND THE DRIVER TOLD ME HE JUST DIDN'T SEE THE BICYCLE AND OF COURSE HE STRUCK THE BICYCLE FROM BEHIND.))
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The victim, 26- year- old Jeffrey Johnson , was wearing a helmet and was conscious.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
State Police plan to consult with the Commonwealth Attorney's Office before deciding whether to file any charges.
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[45-11Camaro]


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One area state trooper is now sporting a flashy new ride...
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The Virginia State Police bought seven Chevrolet Camaros, and one will be used in our area. It's all an effort to test high-performance cars in law enforcement. Trooper Eric Ellison will be the only one driving the Camaro in our region, and before he hit the road he had to go through three days of intensive training.
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((ERIC ELLISON/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE; WE HAD BRAKING COURSES, TO SHOW HOW THE CAR WILL REACT UNDER HEAVY, SEVERE BRAKING, LANE CHANGES UNDER HIGH SPEEDS, ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE UNDER HIGH SPEEDS, MOST EVERYTHING THAT WE DID WAS TRYING TO PUSH THE CAR TO ITS LIMITS, SEE HOW IT WOULD REACT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.))
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The car can go from zero to 100-miles an-hour in about 13 seconds. If the program is successful, you may see more high-performance cruisers in the future.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You might want a light jacket or sweater when you first head out the door, with temperatures in the 50s.
Patrick Evans has details, coming up.






[8-3-Jamison-Fire]


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An apartment house caught fire early this morning in Southeast Roanoke...
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The blaze started just after 4 A-M in an un- inhabited unit on the first floor of 7-28 Jamison Avenue.
Authorities say two residents live in two separate apartments in the building- but were not home at time of the blaze. Emergency personnel removed three- cats from the building- one was given oxygen... another cat died. Prior to the fire, officials had declared the structure unsafe to live in.
Jamison Avenue will be closed this morning between seventh and ninth streets for an un- determined amount of time.

Authorities aren't sure when the block will re- open.
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A man will spend the next thirty five years of his life in jail for killing an elderly Collinsville man.
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Quentin Wayne Hairston has pled guilty to killing 72- year- old Ralph Alvin Hubbard.
Authorties found Hubbard's body last December in the parking area across the street from Clearview Elementary School.
His burned out car was then found a few miles down the road.
Under a plea agreement, Hairston avoided a capital murder charge by pleading guilty.
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[8-11US-Airways]


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U-S Airways is one step closer to a restructuring plan. Pilots for the struggling airline ratified a concessions package yesterday.
In return, they'll get a stake in the financially struggling airline.
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The pilots voted in favor of a plan that would give U-S Airways 465-million dollars in wage and benefits concessions in exchange for a 20 percent stake in the company.
That leaves only the unions representing mechanics and ticket agents as holdouts in negotiations with the company.
The struggling airline is seeking the concessions as part of a restructuring plan to keep it out of bankruptcy.
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Park rangers are are stepping up traffic patrols on the Blue Ridge Parkway this fall. Officials say that all available law enforcement rangers will patrol the scenic road on weekends through October. The busiest stretch of tourism starts in late summer and goes into the fall. The majority of Parkway accidents occur on the weekends during the busy season-- Last year alone the Parkway recorded 130- accidents during the months of August, September and October.


[8-11Cobra]


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Just in time for the 25th anniversary of The King's death, Elvis has staged a come-back
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at Mill Mountain Zoo, of all places.
And this time, he won't be able to get away.
He's "stuck on you" in captivity. This Elvis is a King Cobra, named in honor of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Cobras display their hoods only when they're alarmed. The venom from a single bite is enough to kill an elephant or 20 people. But they say cobras usually avoid humans.
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