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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Once again, starting out with some fog-- but the sunshine will be out for most of the day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend outloo, coming up.





[7-11State-budget]


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A tough road lies ahead for lawmakers as the state's budget deficit falls deeper into the red...
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Senate lawmakers learned yesterday that the state budget deficit is nearly two billion dollars.
In addition to a one- a half billion dollar revenue shortfall, costs for Medicaid, foster care and the car tax rebate are running over budget.
Governor Warner has asked state agencies for spending cuts of up to 15 percent.
But lawmakers were told those savings will not be enough to cover the deficit.
More cuts, they say, will be necessary.
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Senate lawmakers say its important to establish spending priorities.
They say they intend to work together with the House of Delegates and the governor to help minimize the reduction in state services.
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[7-11I-81]


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V-Dot is asking for the private sector's help in mapping the future of Interstate 81...
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No question - the state's longest interstate is congested.
V-DOT is asking engineering and design firms for a solution.
It wants the businesses to submit proposals on how they'd boost safety, economic development and technology on the I-81 corridor.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WE DON'T KNOW OF ANY OTHER STATE TRANSPORTATION DEPT. IN THE COUNTRY THAT'S SAID GIVE US YOUR BEST IDEAS FOR 325 MILES. WE THINK THIS IS PRETTY HISTORIC AND PRETTY SIGNIFICANT. ))
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Some suggestions include separating trucks and cars, shifting commercial traffic to trains... and linking 81 with major transportation hubs, like airports and railways.
The companies also have to figure out how to pay for the upgrades and share some financial responsibility with the state.
They have three months to submit proposals.
Previously the only company to submit a plan was Star Solutions- it will re-submit its idea to charge truckers a toll- and use that money to widen 81.
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[7-6Tax-Credits]


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The moving vans are unloading at Roanoke's first luxury apartment complex.
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Eight Jefferson Place is ready for tenants after working out the final financial stumbling block. A problem with federal historic tax credits had kept people from moving into their pre-leased apartments. Officials say the credits have been issued and occupancy paperwork is completed. Eight Jefferson Place is a redevelopment project of the historic Norfolk and Western office building into up-scale apartments.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered showers make up the weekend forecast- but today's outlook is dry.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.






[45-VOB-Jefferson]


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Jefferson Forest High School will only get a facelift...
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The Bedford County School Board voted four- to- three last night to renovate Jefferson Forest, rather than build a new school. It would have cost 40- million dollars for the new school, as opposed to 30- million to complete renovations at the current Jefferson Forest. Everyone agrees that the school is too crowded and not adequate- but how to solve the problem was the subject of debate.
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((ROBIN GREER/ SUPPORTS NEW BUILDING: IF QUALITY BUILT, FLEXIBLE AND PROPERLY MAINTAINED, A NEW BUILDING SHOULD LAST FOR MANY YEARS BEYOND A RENOVATED JEFFERSON FOREST.)) ((LAURA RHODES/ SUPPORTS RENOVATION: THIS IS NOT A THROW AWAY SCHOOL. IN THESE HARSH ECONOMIC TIMES THERE MUST BE PRUDENCE.))
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The school board member from Bedford City abstained from voting last night... The Superintendent says renovations at Jefferson Forest won't get underway for at least a year.
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[45-11Missing-Girl]


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Investigators hope some new photos will help in the search for Jennifer Short and whomever killed her parents..
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The Henry County Sheriffs Office is going to release new pictures of Jennifer's mother, Mary Hall Short.
The photos were take while she worked at Pluma.
Investigators are trying to figure out the identity of a man who may have harassed her about ten years ago.
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Anyone who recognizes her and recalls any of the incidents that took place at Pluma is asked to call the Henry County Sheriffs Office- The number is: area code 276 638 8-7-5-1.
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[45-11Tech-Graduation]


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Graduating seniors at Virginia Tech will get to walk in December...
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The university announced yesterday it will not cancel Fall commencement... thanks to some help from the local hotel community.
At least eight hotels say they will donate a portion of their sales toward commencement, which brings in about a quarter of their revenue.
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((JEREMY ALLEN/AMERISUITES GENERAL MANAGER: DECEMBER'S BASICALLY A SLOW MONTH IN BLACKSBURG, SO, THE RESTAURANTS, THE MERCHANTS AND EVERYBODY WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COMMENCEMENT GOING THROUGH))
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Right now, it's not known just how much money will be donated, but, officials say the costs will be balanced out through the university's parents fund, which is used toward campus enhancements.
Fall commencement usually runs the school about 30-thousand dollars.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll see sunshine today, with temperatures climbing again into the 80s this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast-- coming up after the news.






[8-11Deer-Hunt]


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Blacksburg officials say they want to control the deer population, and at the same time reduce the number of car accidents.
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The state's early urban archery season begins Saturday, and continues through October fourth.
But this is the first time the TOWN will take part.
Officials say the town already has a deer management program, but they hope this early hunting season will help out even more.
For information on how to register, you can contact Blacksburg Police.
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[8-11Encore-Awards]


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Roanoke held its own version of the grammys last night...
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And the winners are all teenagers- From love ballads to rap, area teens are showing off their musical talent.
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This group is called Verbal Assault- it's members are some of many teen musicians- showing their stuff- at last night's 3rd annual Encore Music Awards.
Six awards went out in all- one to Sierra Woford who won "best vocal performance" for her song- Don't Come to Me.


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The crowd loved the show- they watched at the Dumas Center for Artistic Development.
The students are all part of the Downtown Music lab- a non profit after school music program- where students learn how to write, record and perform their own music.
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[8-6Floyd-Festival]


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Floyd is preparing to bring in the noise...
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The 50-acre parcel of land will be the site of the first- ever Floyd World Music Festival next weekend. But there's lot of work to do before hundreds of performers and thousands of festival-goers can set up camp. Organizers says the community is pitching in above and beyond their expectations.
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((ERIKA JOHNSON/FLOYD WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL: WE'VE HAD THREE WORK DAYS WHEN ANYBODY WAS INVITED TO COME OUT AND HELP. WE HAD 200 AT THE LAST ONE. IT WAS REMARKABLE.))
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Johnson expects between 8 and 14-thousand people to attend the event. You can learn more about the festival and its featured performers during our Time Off segment this weekend.
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