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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we will have temperatures in the lower 80's with a chance of some isolated showers today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast in just a few minutes...





[7-6Warner]


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Governor Warner will listen to concerns that state workers have about budget cuts that could claim their jobs...
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Warner will meet with about 200 state workers later today.
The governor will be taking their questions as well as hearing their concerns.
Warner is looking to cut 1-point-5 billion dollars from the budget.
And that's likely to mean more layoffs for state employees.
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((JOAN DENT/VIRGINIA GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION: A VERY SMALL PIECE OF THE STATE BUDGET IS ACTUALLY STATE EMPLOYEES AND STATE AGENCIES. BUT THAT'S BECAUSE THE OTHERS ARE GENERALLY MORE MANDATED THAN STATE AGENCIES. THAT'S WHERE THEY HAVE TO LOOK. THAT'S WHERE THE CONTROL IS. I THINK IN A LOT OF CASES, STATE EMPLOYEES DO FEEL THEY BEAR THE BRUNT OF ANY BUDGET CRISIS.))
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Warner's spokeswoman says today's meeting should help morale.
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Democracy, September 11th, and Islam were all topics at Roanoke College, when Pakistan's former Prime Minister spoke...
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(Ben-A-zeer Boo-toe) Benazir Bhutto was the first women to lead an Islamic state. Her government was overthrown in 19-96. Speaking to hundreds in Salem last night, she talks about bringing Democracy to the Middle East ... saying it's a weapon against terrorism. Bhutto says a majority of Muslims support the war on terror.
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((BENAZIR BHUTTO/FORMER PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER; THE NEED TO PREVENT IT TURNING INTO A CLASH OF CULTURES CIVILIZATIONS AND RELIGIONS IS ALSO A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE. // THE TERRORISTS THAT ATTACKED AMERICA WERE NOT FIGHTING FOR ISLAM THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR THEMSELVES. ))
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Bhutto calls the September 11th attacks a crime against humanity. She is the first in a series of speakers about the Middle East at Roanoke College.
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[7-11Pledge]


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School children made a "Pledge Across America" yesterday...
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((I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.))
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And 460 kids at Mountain View Elementary joined schools nationwide at 2 p-m in showing that their true colors are red, white and blue.
President Bush and Secretary of Education Rod Paige took part in the pledge from Washington.
A retired California teacher started the movement a decade ago... but it didn't catch on until after September 11th of last year.
President Bush used the occasion to call for stronger teaching of American history in the nation's schools.
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Water problems are giving some kids a day off.
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Classes are canceled today at Lewisburg Elementary School in Greenbrier County West Virginia.
Faculty and staff should still report.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We could see some isolated showers later today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast update, straight ahead.






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Water problems will keep some students home today--
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Classes are canceled today at Lewisburg Elementary School in Greenbrier County West Virginia.
Faculty and staff should still report.
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They will still be known as the Blue Demons in Christiansburg...
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The Montgomery County school board decided last night NOT to change the Blue Demon name for Christiansburg high school and middle schools. Controversy over the mascot came to light after Blacksburg changed their name from the Indians to the Bruins. And many parents and students now think the demon name should go.
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((JENNIFER STEELE/ WANTS MASCOT CHANGED: THIS MASCOT IS EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE... RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.))
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But, the school board's attorney says legally, the issue is whether the blue demons designates a religious group or if it causes the school to be commonly associated with a religious group.
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((KIM ADELL/ SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY: THE AVERAGE PERSON... SCHOOL BOARD POLICY.))
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Opponents can still fight the Blue Demon name with the schools themselves. The School Board doesn't have control over the selection of school logos... and many people say they will continue to push the issue.
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25 new jobs are headed to Brookneal... and more could follow.
Jensen Activewear will occupy the old Bassett-Walker building which has been empty for about two years.
Jensen makes t-shirts and currently has a five-year contract to make clothing for the Defense Department.
The company will spend 250-thousand dollars outfitting the plant and hire 25 people right away.
Plans call for the creation of up to 200 jobs within the next two and a half years.

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In business news, Kroger's second-quarter earnings missed Wall Street expectations.
The company also announced yesterday it's lowering estimates for the rest of the year.
Kroger made about 35 cents a share -- two cents lower than analysts' predictions.
Company stock fell eleven percent.

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The Federal Aviation Administration is helping to fix the runway at the Roanoke Regional Airport...
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte yesterday announced the airport has been awarded more than 4- and- a- half million dollars through the Airport Improvement Program. The money will be used to upgrade the safety of the runway and taxiway. A Roanoke company will do the work. Branch Highways, Inc. has been awarded the nearly six- million dollar project.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Keep the umbrella in the car for the rest of the week-- we have a chance of scattered showers for the next couple of days.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.





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Water problems are giving some kids a day off.
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Classes are canceled today at Lewisburg Elementary School in Greenbrier County West Virginia.
Faculty and staff should still report.
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A Bedford County woman is the first in the state to be convicted under a new law that make a D-U-I death a felony murder...
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39-year old Viki Lynn Arrington's blood alcohol was nearly four times the legal limit when she drove the wrong way on Route 460 last fall.
Arrington collided with a motorcycle driven by Carol Elizabeth Minton. Minton died the next day.
Yesterday, Arrington was given a 30-year prison term with ten years suspended.
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Minton's husband is also suing Arrington and her insurance companies for more than three- million dollars.
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She doesn't want money. She would just like to be able to continue playing the French Horn with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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Carolyn Clark was let go last season. Music Director David Wiley decided Clark could no longer measure up to the increasingly higher standards of the orchestra. Like many members of the Roanoke Symphony, Clark commuted to Roanoke- -not so much for the money, 64-dollars per performance, 59 for a rehearsal. But because she loves making music.
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((CAROLYN CLARK/FRENCH HORN PLAYER; I LOVE ROANOKE. I LOVE THE SYMPHONY. IT'S BEEN A BIG PART OF MY LIFE FOR 14 YEARS. I WOULDN'T DRIVE SO FAR IF IT WASN'T A GREAT THING.))
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Clark sued to regain her chair in the orchestra. In court yesterday, Judge Jim Swanson indicated he will rule on damages. He'll consider whether Clark should be re-instated... or he may let a jury decide that.

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Rain dampened the Blue Ridge "Blues and Jazz Festival" last weekend...
But organizers say they're pleased with this year's effort, and they're positive about its future.
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The event brought in about half of last year's receipts, leaving the special events committee to make up between ten and fifteen thousand dollars.
Organizers say they have enough in reserve to cover their debts, and they've started planning for next year.
The committee may consider some changes, such as moving the tasting event to Sunday, so more restaurants can take part.
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