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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... a cool start to the day- but temperatures heat up into the mid 80's today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast details coming up right after the news...





[7-11Wilder-Commission]


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A state commission studying government cost and efficiency has drafted a report proposing hundreds of millions of dollars in procurement savings.
But the report proposes no specific cuts, and would actually create a new state office, as well as oversight boards.
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A draft of the report was sent to the members of former Governor Doug Wilder's Commission on Efficiency and Effectiveness yesterday.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the draft, which will be discussed at a meeting of the commission on Friday.
In a letter, Wilder said he wants to see specific cuts added to the group's final report -- similar to the ones he suggested to Governor Mark Warner last month.
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[7-11Dominion-Union]


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Union workers have approved a new contract with Dominion Virginia Power. Company headquarters in Richmond says wages will rise almost 15 percent over the contract's five years.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./August 2;]


Nearly four-thousand electrical workers walked off their jobs early last month over a contract dispute with the company's management.
Two weeks later, union officials signed a tentative agreement on a new contract offer, and yesterday, the membership OK'd it.
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[7-VOB-Fire-Volunteers]


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It was the first day of school for some students in Roanoke County last night...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The newest group of recruits is undergoing training to become volunteer firefighters. This is one of the largest classes ever to train at the Roanoke Valley Regional Fire and E-M-S Training Center. Most of the recruits are from Roanoke County-- but a few are also from surrounding communities. Roanoke County's fire and rescue chief says the events of September eleventh may have sparked the added interest in becoming a volunteer.
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[SUPER=01-Chief Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue; ]

(( I THINK THAT HAS SOME ROLE CERTAINLY FIRE AND RESCUE HAS BEEN IN THE MEDIA LIGHT AND THE PUBLIC EYE BUT WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL IN ROANOKE COUNTY AND WITH THE TRAINING FACILITY WE NOW HAVE WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER THE STATE OF THE ART TRAINING AND THE REPUTATION'S GOTTEN OUT AND PEOPLE FEEL GOOD ABOUT COMING HERE))
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Each volunteer was given a sweat shirt and T-shirt as they entered the door. And, when the Roanoke County volunteers graduate-- they'll be given uniform pants and a shirt with county seal.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... sunshine will prevail today as temperatures top out in the 80's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have all the forecast details straight ahead.





[45-11US-Attorney]


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Authorities have arrested ten people following a two- year drug distribution investigation in the New River Valley. Six other suspects, including the alleged ringleader, are still at large.
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Investigators believe 28- year- old Malcolm Lewis led an organization that distributed more than a million dollars of cocaine and marijuana in the Radford and Pulaski areas.
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They say members of the organization were also responsible for acts of violence and intimidation.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; THEY LINE THEIR POCKETS BY DISTRIBUTING POISON TO PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT THEY DO. AND WHEN THEIR DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS ARE CHALLENGED THEY USE VIOLENCE TO ENFORCE IT.))
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Authorities in Charlottesville, Norfolk and the New River Valley rounded up ten of the suspects, but Malcolm Lewis and five others remain at large.
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[45-11Boston-Khaliq]


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A woman convicted of phoning in a bomb threat to the store where she worked will not go to prison.
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42- year- old Roslyn Boston-Khaliq (kah-LEEK) was arrested last October for threatening to blow up the Wal-Mart store in Bedford.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]

A jury found her guilty of the charge in federal court in June. Yesterday, Judge Norman Moon sentenced Boston-Khaliq to four months of house arrest and three years probation. She must also pay 34- thousand dollars in restitution to Wal-Mart.
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[45-11West-Nile]


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A horse in Rocky Mount was one of six in the state to test positive for West Nile Virus this year.
The horse became ill in mid-August and had to be put down.
There are no drugs to kill the virus in horses or humans, but there is an equine vaccine for West Nile.
The state department of Agriculture suggests calling a vet if your horse exhibits any neurological symptoms, like a stumbling gate, facial paraylsis, drooping or disinterest in the surroundings.

[45-11AEP-Trees]


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Some Giles County residents are worried that the practice of cutting down trees near power lines is affecting the environment.
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Ruth Blevins of Ripplemead, says she and her neighbors are upset that the power company has started cutting down trees, instead of just trimming them.
But American Electric Power officials say they only cut trees that interfere with power lines.
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((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: YOU KNOW IT'S WARM RIGHT NOW, BUT, IN SEVERAL MONTHS IT'S GOING TO BE VERY COLD AND THOSE TREES COULD BE WIEGHTED DOWN ICE AND COULD KNOCK OUT SERVICE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO AVOID))
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Burns says customers can replace cut trees with ones that don't grow any higher than 30-feet.
He also says residents can have underground power lines installed near their homes, but, it could end up costing them thousands of dollars.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... cooler temperatures this morning will warm up to a beautiful day...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes..





[8-11Gas-Problem]


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Roanoke Gas officials say a problem that was causing a stink in Roanoke last night is now under control.
The culprit is a chemical that's supposed to warn residents of leaks.
But emergency officials says Roanoke Gas added 50 to 100 times too much of the chemical that gives natural gas its odor.
The problem seems to be concentrated in Northwest Roanoke between Tenth Street and Williamson Road.
Fire officials say the chemical itself is harmless, but the odor has been causing some headaches and nausea.
Roanoke Gas officials suggest cracking a window until the chemical works out of the system later this morning.

[8-11VA-Volunteers]


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Governor Mark Warner is making it easier for Virginians who want to volunteer...
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Yesterday, Warner announced a new website and toll-free number for those seeking information on volunteer opportunities around the state.
The governor says the Virginia Corps program was created to help capture the renewed spirit of civic duty following September 11th.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS EFFORT, VIRGINIA CORPS EFFORT, WILL DRAW UPON WHAT I BELIEVE WILL BE AN UPSURGE OF PATRIOTISM WE'LL FEEL IN THESE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS. THIS WILL BE A WAY TO CHANNEL THAT OUTPUT INTO HOMELAND SECURITY ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS MORE TRADITIONAL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES.))
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((CHERYL COOLEY-NEWMAN/VOLUNTARY ACTION OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY: IT'S JUST GREAT TO KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR SUPPORTS WHAT WE'RE DOING AND THAT HE'S KINDA, YOU KNOW, APPEALING TO PEOPLE TO GET INVOLVED AGAIN WHICH IS SOMETHING I THINK FROM TIME TO TIME WANES BACK AND FORTH.))
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Virginia Corps' toll-free number is 1-866-239-4868.
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[8-11Taylor]


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A local woman will help remember fallen EMS workers at a ceremony in New York tomorrow...
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Sue Taylor manages Roanoke's To The Rescue museum, a one of a kind location dedicated to rescue professionals. While in the Big Apple, she will attend New York-Presbyterian Hospital's memorial service. Taylor will help unveil a memorial dedicated to the four EMS workers the hospital lost on 9-11.
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((SUE TAYLOR/MUSEUM MANAGER; IT'S 36 FEET HIGH ITS GOT THE ENGRAVING I CAN'T WAIT TO GO THERE ITS AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF IT.)) [BUTT BUTT] ((WHEN I GO UP THERE I BRING BACK I LEAVE A PIECE OF MY HEART AND I BRING BACK SO MANY GOOD FEELINGS.))
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Taylor says 139-EMS workers died in the attacks. While in New York - she will also visit Ground Zero for the President's speech and Battery Park for the lighting of the eternal flame.
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[Take Web Page FS] There are numerous events and activities scheduled across the region tomorrow,
We have assembled an extensive list of places and times on our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
Just click the 9-11 event icon near the upper left corner.
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