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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll wrap up the work week with highs again in the 80s--
Brent Watts has the complete weekend forecast, coming up after the news.






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Roanoke County police are investigating a suspcious death at a local retirement home.
Officers responded just after noon yesterday to Shenandoah Homes off Williamson Road.
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It originally came in as a missing person's case so police did a room to room search at Shenandoah Homes.
Around 3:30, they found 88 year old Helen O'Dell Cadd dead in a room on the third floor.
Investigators said last night there were no visible signs of trauma, so they called in the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.
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((PHIL PATRONE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPARTMENT: RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO TREAT THIS AS A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. WE'VE CALLED THE MEDICAL EXMAINER OUT, DR. EDDINS DID COME OUT AND HE HAS SENT THE BODY OVER TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE AND WE WOULD HOPE TO THAT WE WOULD GET AN AUTOPSY IN THE MORNING AND THEN WE WOULD WAIT OF COURSE FOR THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO GIVE US A DETERMINATION AS TO CAUSE OF DEATH BUT RIGHT NOW THAT IS TRULY UNKNOWN TO US.))
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We do know the victim, Helen O'Dell Cadd, had been a resident at Shenandoah Homes for thirteen years.
Police say there is a possibility she could have died from natural causes, but she wasn't known to be sick.
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The victim was found in someone else's room, but investigators would not say whose room that was.
One other note, police did arrest a man yesterday at Shenandoah Homes on a parole violation out of Chespeake. Police would not say whether that arrest is related to this case.

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Two Virginia Tech students are in jail for an apparent prank--
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Freshmen Corey Cameron and Kyle Pruett were arrested around one-o-clock yesterday morning...
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after a witness told police he saw them place a homemade bomb inside a newspaper box.
Police later recovered three more bombs around campus... after students reported they heard a loud boom.
Officers say the bombs were made out of plastic bottles, some type of liquid substance and aluminum foil.
Both men are charged with four counts of manufacturing an explosive device.
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The Virginia State Bar has suspended the law license of an attorney in Salem. Mac Chambers says he's being held responsible for the actions of his paralegal.
The State Bar says Chambers admits he neglected certain cases: a personal injury action, a worker's comp case and a criminal appeal.
He is in the middle of a nasty divorce, and says he has severe health problems. His one-year suspension began Tuesday.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Look for partly sunny skies today, with a few scattered showers possible later on.
Brent Watts has forecast details, straight ahead.






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Investigators spent the day conducting more interviews yesterday, but there were no new searches as they waited for D-N-A test results in the Jennifer Short case to come in...
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The state lab in Roanoke received additional samples on Wednesday, and the results could be available later this afternoon.
Captain Kimmy Nester says it was a day of routine investigation in Henry and Rockingham Counties as officers continued their search for new evidence.
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((KIMMY NESTER: SO BASICALLY WE'RE JUST POUNDING THE PAVEMENT TRYING TO DEVELOP CLUES OR LEADS, AWAITING FORENSIC EVIDENCE THAT'S BEEN SENT TO A LAB. SO AS WE AWAIT THE LAB EVIDENCE, WE CONTINUE TO WORK DAY AND NIGHT ON THE CASE.))
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Nester would not comment on reports that investigators have searched property just a few miles from the site where the remains of a young girl were discovered last week.
Neighbors say officers have visited the property in recent days, and asked about the man who lived there. He left abruptly soon after Michael and Mary Short were murdered and Jennifer Short disappeared.
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The war on terrorism hits close to home for some local units of the Virginia Army National Guard...
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Close to 200 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 116th Infantry based in Lynchburg are joining Operation Enduring Freedom.
The troops will be deployed for at least one year starting November 1st.
Soldiers reported yesterday to Fort Pickett for processing and training.
They will soon be leaving their wives, friends and children.
Most say it's worth it.
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The troops don't know yet what their mission or final destination will be.
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell is standing behind his statement that the founder of Islam was a quote- "terrorist.''
Falwell made the comment about Mohammad during an interview with "60 Minutes'' scheduled to air Sunday.
C-B-S released a partial transcript yesterday.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Falwell says he was asked directly if he thought Mohammad was a terrorist, and that he tried to answer honestly.
Falwell says it's not something he would ever put in a sermon or a book.
He says he's often said that most Muslims abhor terrorism, and want peace and tranquility for their families.
A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relation says anyone is free to be a bigot.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Not much moisture for us from what's left of Hurricane Lili--
Brent Watts has more on that, plus the complete weekend outlook, in just a few minutes.






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Former defense secretary William Cohen says the push for weapon inspections in Iraq is not about giving Saddam Hussein one last chance- but making the United Nations step up and do its job.
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Iraq was the focus of Cohen's speech at Lynchburg College last night. William Cohen has spent more than twenty years in Congress and four years as President Clinton's Secretary of Defense.
Cohen says Iraq poses a threat to the U-S and the world, so we must act mulilaterally with Saddam Hussein when we can and unilaterally when we must.
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((WILLIAM COHEN/FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY: THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT WAR IS FOR ALL OF THESE COUNTRIES TO SAY WE DID PASS THESE RESOLUTIONS, HE HASN'T COMPLIED, HE THREW THE INSPECTORS OUT.. MAKE ALL OF THEM STAND BEHIND THE RULE OF LAW. AND IF THEY'RE UNWILLING TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN RULES, THEN WHAT DOES THAT LEAVE IN THE WAY OF OPTIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES?))
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Cohen says since 9-11, Americans must now figure out how to best live their lives while preparing for the worst. He also believes that military force should be the last resort in the war on terrorism.
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Virginia Blood Services has lifted a quarantine that it imposed on a portion of its blood supply, after a surgery patient died at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
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At least one other patient experienced a mild fever after a transfusion.
The blood bank now says its investigation shows there is NO evidence of any contamination in the blood supply.
The service says the problem is an isolated incident and that it may never know the cause.
Virginia Blood Services supplies blood for hospitals in Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Charlottesville and Farmville.
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The University of Virginia is looking for ways to make up for state budget cuts.
President John Casteen says he'll ask the university's board of visitors today to approve a midyear tuition increase of up to 200- dollars.
The University also says it will begin to cut spending by 15 percent.
Casteen says U-V-A will continue its hiring freeze but won't have any layoffs, furloughs or forced early retirements with the latest cut.

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Roanoke County is the home for one biotech company's newest technology...
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Novozymes' new 12-million dollar facility is in the County's Center for Research and Technology The company develops products using microbes. One promising discovery is a microbe lawn fertilizer which has made Novozyme's grass quite green ... despite the drought. Novozymes officials say they also considered Raleigh, North Carolina as the base of the microbe research before choosing the Roanoke Valley.
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