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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... temperatures will remain on the cool side throughout the day with a chance of some scattered showers...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the mid- week forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-VOB-Gas-Pipeline]


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A Henry County Supervisors says the proposed path for Dominion's natural gas pipeline that would stretch from West Virginia into North Carolina is unfair. Tomorrow- the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold an informal meeting at Laurel Park high school to gather citizen input.
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Yesterday-- the Henry County board of supervisors met to ensure their opposition will be noted on Thursday. The Greenbrier pipeline would cross through the community of Axton. Supervisor Paula Burnette says `a number of families along the path are low income, elderly, and African American.
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((PAULA BURNETTE: I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY GET TO COME AND CHOOSE THIS ROUTE OTHER THAN TO THEM IT LOOKED LIKE THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE BECAUSE IT'S MORE RURAL DOESN'T EXCUSE THEIR RIGHT TO SAY THEY'RE GOING TO PUT IT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor;]
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Dominion says it looks at many factors when determining a route-- but says race and socioeconomic status are never a consideration and that this particular route would actually impact fewer homeowners.

[7-11Car-Parts]


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Conflict on the west coast ports had many business owners worried about their futures...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Local dealers say the supply of new cars in our area would have been affected within a month if the lockout continued.
Many lots work with only a small inventory base ... called "just in time" delivery. Honda is one of the many companies waiting for shipments sitting off the west coast.
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((MIKE COYLE/RICK WOODSON HONDA GM; EVEN IF A CAR IS 97-PERCENT BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES IT ONLY TAKES ONE PART TO HOLD UP PRODUCTION ON THE WHOLE CAR. SO IT COULD BE ANY CAR THAT YOU'RE DRIVING A FORD OR CHEVROLET OR A HONDA OR TOYOTA.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Coyle/Rick Woodson Honda General Manager;]
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Coyle says service on older model cars shouldn't be affected because parts are already in warehouses.
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[7-11City-Stadium]


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It's a whole new ballgame for Lynchburg's minor league baseball team...
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Ground was broken yesterday on a 5-point-4 million dollar renovation project at City Stadium.
The 62-year-old ballpark will be brought up to modern minor league standards by adding seating, skyboxes and improving the concessions and handicapped access.
Coleman- Adams construction was awarded the bid for the project.. renovations should be finished by next July.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Some patchy drizzle, but not quite as cool today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, after the news.






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Governor Mark Warner goes to Norfolk today to discuss the state's fiscal crisis with hundreds of state workers. This is the second time Warner will address state workers to explain the consequences of a nearly two billion dollar budget shortfall. Yesterday, advocates for the mentally disabled pleaded for the governor to spare under funded community-based programs from budget cuts. Warner later said he is sympathetic to the plight of the disabled, but says grim economic realities will force his hand.

[45-11Mental-health]


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One Virginia lawmaker warns that the state's mental health services are in a crisis and further cuts could cost lives...
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Delegate Phil Hamilton says Virginia ranks 47th in the nation in what it spends for mental health.
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Governor Mark Warner is expected to cut mental health programs by at least five percent this year.
Hamilton says the cuts will have dire implications for some of the state's most vulnerable citizens.
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Hamilton says any reduction in mental health spending will simply shift costs to the state's correctional system.


The Republican also said Virginia's leaders need to start talking about raising taxes in order to save vital state services.
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[45-11DuBose]


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Athletes at Virginia Tech are rallying together to help a Hokie basketball player stricken with meningitis. The students will be collecting money to help the player before, during, and after Tech takes on Rutgers.
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Freshman Rayna (Dew-bohs) DuBose was hospitalized in May of last year... she ended up having parts of all four limbs amputated.
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Athletes will station themselves around Lane Stadium October 19th to collect for a fund to help with her medical expenses.
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((RUSS WHITENACK/VIRGINIA TECH MONOGRAM CLUB DIRECTOR; I'VE HEARD FROM AN AWEFULL LOT OF PARENTS WHO SAID IT HAPPENED TO MY SON OR DAUGHTER. IT WASN'T AS SEVERE, BUT HERE'S FIFTY DOLLARS BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP. AND I DON'T KNOW THE YOUNG LADY, BUT I WANT TO SEE HER GET BETTER.))
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[OUT Q=see her get better.]
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Rayna Dubose will attend the game. She plans to return to school.
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[45-11K9-Training]


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Dozens of police officers and their K-9 counterparts are in Roanoke this week improving the communication between man and his best friend.
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The Roanoke Police Academy is hosting the annual workshop of the Virginia Police Work Dog Association. Participants hail from all over the eastern seaboard and include two bomb experts from Ireland. Yesterday's lessons focused on explosives and narcotics detection. Officers will also hone their patrolling skills. The workshop runs through tomorrow and will see more than 60-dogs and handlers training at a variety of locations throughout the Roanoke Valley.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Keep the umbrella handy today, with clouds and drizzle expected.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven- day outlook, coming up.






[8-11Bowman]


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Investigators for the Short family murder case plan to leave tomorrow morning for Canada to question a North Carolina man described as a possible witness.
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[SUPER=03-Yellowknife, Canada/Monday;]


Monday, during a detention hearing, Garrison Bowman told officials he was a suspect in the family's murders... but indicated it was because someone lied to authorities.
According to search warrants, his landlord told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia man who refused to move his mobile home.
Canadian immigration officials say they'll hold a hearing later this week to decide if Bowman will be deported.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Short's relatives are making funeral arrangements.
Visitation will be held Friday at 6.
The funeral is Saturday at 1.
Both services will be held at the Martinsville Church of God.
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[8-11Marye-Seat]


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A Montgomery County judge ruled against former State Senator Madison Marye's objection to a state redisticting plan.
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Marye's 39th Senate district is now in northern Virginia.
He and some supporters tried to stop the special election that's being held next month in that new district to fill the rest of his term.
Marye argued voters in the OLD district were losing the right to decide who would represent them for the next 14-months.
His attorney says he is already considering an appeal.
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((JONATHAN MCGRADY: THAT IS CERTAINLY A POSSIBILITY. AT THIS POINT WE'RE GOING TO WEIGH OUR OPTIONS. WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW THE TRIAL RECORD FROM TODAY AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT DECISION IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.))
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Marye retired from his 39th district seat in August after 30 years.
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[8-11Nickens]


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Longtime Roanoke County supervisor, Harry Nickens, has bid farewell to the board...
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After serving 20 years on the board, this was Nickens' final meeting as the Vinton Supervisor.
He said he leaves with a feeling of pride and accomplishment... and confidence that the county remains in good hands.
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((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN; NOTHING I CAN SAY IS GOING TO MAKE THIS LOOK ANY BETTER THAN WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR VINTON, ROANOKE COUNTY, THE STAFF AND ALL OF US THAT KNOW YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Joe "Butch" Church/Supervisors Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=all of us that know you.]
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Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors declared a drought emergency in Roanoke County, and requested state and federal disaster assistance for county farmers.
They also approved mandatory water conservation measures.
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