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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny today, with highs warming well into the 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.






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A 73-year-old trucking company is putting the brakes on its operations. Consolidated Freightways says it's filing for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy protection today and laying off more than 15-thousand people around the country. In letters being mailed to workers, Consolidated says it simply doesn't have enough money to continue operations.

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The fear of flying since September 11th has drawn a record number of people traveling to Virginia by CAR.
Attractions easy to reach by Interstate 95, such as Virginia Beach and Historic Jamestown, have seen a steady stream of visitors since the first of the year.
Tourism officials at other historic sites such as Monticello have also been busy.
The one exception to the tourism increase is northern Virginia.
So far this year, the area's hotels and motels experienced a 1 to 3 percent decrease in occupancy rates from last year.

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Virginians now have a way to fight terrorism... with a message on their car...
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The special license plates were unveiled at the State Capitol.
A Northern Virginia man came up with the idea for the plates.
It's the third terrorism-related special license plate the state offers.
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((DELEGATE BOB HULL/(D) FALLS CHURCH: THE GOAL IS TO GET THEM TO PEOPLE IN TIME TO PUT THEM ON THEIR CARS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ANNIVERSARY. ONCE PEOPLE PUT THESE ON THEIR CARS AND START DRIVING AROUND, AND OTHER PEOPLE SEE THIS, IT'S GOING TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT. ))
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Like most special plates, the fight terrorism tags cost ten dollars extra.
Virginia drivers have already ordered four-thousand plates.
And a member of Governor Mark Warner's cabinet says he expects to see one of the tags on the Governor's vehicle before long.
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A special exhibit at a Virginia museum will help mark the first anniversary of September 11th.
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Artifacts related to last year's terrorists attacks are on display at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.
Museum officials say the exhibit offers Virginians a way to reflect upon an important event in the state's history.


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((CHARLES BRYAN, JR/VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT: IT'S THE GREATEST LOSS OF LIFE IN ONE DAY IN VIRGINIA SINCE THE LAST MAJOR BATTLE OF THE CIVIL WAR, THE BATTLE OF SAILOR'S CREEK ON APRIL THE 6TH, 1865. SO WHEN YOU PUT THAT IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE YOU REALIZE THAT THIS WAS AN IMPORTANT EVENT NOT ONLY IN AMERICAN HISTORY BUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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The exhibit runs through Thanksgiving.
The museum, like others in the state, will be open free to the public on September 11th.
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The Library of Virginia will display the state's 1789 original manuscript copy of the proposed United States Bill of Rights.
The document was last displayed in 1991.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As you head back to work and school after the long holiday weekend, be ready for some hot temperatures.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up.






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Unsuspecting drivers will be taking a detour near downtown Roanoke...
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Starting today, the westbound lane of Wiley Drive will be closed from seven a-m to three p-m.
City crews are constructing a temporary walking trail between the Roanoke River crossover bridge near Victory Stadium and the current greenway terminus near the River's Edge Tennis courts.
Officials hope to have the work finished on Friday.
Traffic headed eastbound towards Roanoke Memorial Hospital will not be affected.
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A body found near the Blue Ridge Parkway last spring is yet to be identified. Investigators hope some information to be released later today will help someone recognize him.
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In May, some people playing frisbee near the Poages Mill Overlook in Roanoke County found the badly decomposed body.
Medical experts have completed a facial reconstruction and plan to release sketches later today.
They're hoping someone will reconize the man and help authorities figure out his identity.
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A dry summer has made for a lack of vegetation throughout the state...
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In Henry County-- that has become a big problem. The damage from deer is so bad-- the board of supervisors has decided to step in. The board made the decision after hearing from a local tobacco farmer. Over the past ten years-- he says deer have been taking a bite out of his crop-- but this year he says the problem is worse than ever.
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(( DEERS WILL EAT ANYTHING, YOU KNOW WITH CLEAR CUTTING TIMBER AND ALL THE PEOPLE COVERING WOODS UP WITH CEMENT NOW, THE DEERS HAS JUST GOT DRAWN INTO A TYPE OF AREA AND THEY'RE JUST EATING ANYTHING THAT'S GREEN AND WITH THE DROUGHT WE'VE HAD THIS YEAR IT'S JUST MADE THE PROBLEM EVEN WORSE. ))
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Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell also spoke up at last week's board meeting. The sheriff says the deer population in Henry County is out of control-- and is hitting the sheriff's office in the wallet from damage caused by deputies striking deer with their patrol cars.
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Supervisors say they are concerned about the problem. At last week's meeting-- they voted to ask the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to extend the county's hunting season by seven weeks. It's too late to extend this year's season-- but the board is hopeful something will be done in 2003.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Summer weather lingers on, even though Labor Day has passed us by.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete 7- day outlook, after the news.






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The political campaign season officially kicked-off yesterday...
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The Buena Vista Labor Day Parade marks the end of summer and the beginning of campaigning.
State and local politicians were on hand yesterday to shake hands and win over voters.
Some participants say this year's celebration was more solemn and patriotic with the approach of the one year anniversary of September 11th.
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Candidates have 63 more days to campaign.
Election day is November 5th.
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Virginians can now fight terrorism while on the road...
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The special license plates were unveiled at the State Capitol.
A Northern Virginia man came up with the idea for the plates.
It's the third terrorism-related special license plate the state offers.
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((DELEGATE BOB HULL/(D) FALLS CHURCH: THE GOAL IS TO GET THEM TO PEOPLE IN TIME TO PUT THEM ON THEIR CARS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ANNIVERSARY. ONCE PEOPLE PUT THESE ON THEIR CARS AND START DRIVING AROUND, AND OTHER PEOPLE SEE THIS, IT'S GOING TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT. ))
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Like most special plates, the fight terrorism tags cost ten dollars extra.
Virginia drivers have already ordered four-thousand plates.
And a member of Governor Mark Warner's cabinet says he expects to see one of the tags on the Governor's vehicle before long.
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Rats entering the Virginia Military Institute got a different sort of introduction to the school's rigid code of conduct this year.
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(KAH-dray) Cadre Week was expanded by two days for new cadets, and included exercises such as a trip to the National D-Day Memorial, and a climb up House Mountain in Rockbridge County where new cadets will learned about the history of VMI.
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V-M-I officials say the change is a reflection of the school's effort to update its curriculum by providing cadets with more positive experiences.
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((COL. KEN WHITE/VMI COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR; THEY WERE INTRODUCED TO A 9 DAY CADRE PERIOD, THAT'S A NINE DAY INTRODUCTION TO VMI. IT WAS CHANGED DRASTICALLY THIS YEAR, MORE EMPHASIS ON TEAMWORK, AND THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF VMI. THAT JUST CAME TO A CLOSE, WE WERE THRILLED WITH THE RESULTS.))
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White says some thought the Cadre period was too easy on the rats, but adds that the attrition level is similar to years' past.
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