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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... make sure you have your umbrella today for scattered rain across the region...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast details coming up right after the news...





[7-11General-Assembly]


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State lawmakers are trying to do their part to help ease the budget shortfall. Democrats have suggested shortening next year's legislative session and working weekends to save money.
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The proposal would save the cash-strapped state about three-million dollars.
The leaders also recommend putting an end to out-of-state travel and reducing the number of pages working for the General Assembly.
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The state is struggling with a budget shortfall approaching two-billion dollars.
Governor Mark Warner is scheduled to announce deep cuts in his administration and layoffs statewide in a televised address on Tuesday.

[7-11Johnson]


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A new man is officially in charge of the Commonwealth's prison system.
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[TAKE FULLSCREEN] Governor Mark Warner is appointing Gene Johnson as Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections. Johnson has been acting Director since September 17th. His 36-years of experience in the corrections department included work as a warden and regional administrator in prisons around the state and as a deputy director.
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Also appointed yesterday ... Maurice Jones as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services.

[7-6-Affair-Square]


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An apparent misunderstanding may be cutting into ticket sales for Center in the Square's largest fundraiser of the year.
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Affair in the Square is an annual, formal event that's scheduled for this Saturday. Ticket prices have gone from 45-dollars to seventy, prompting some to accuse the Center of discrimination.
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((JIM SEARS/PRES., CENTER IN THE SQUARE: CENTER IN THE SQUARE HAS ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN SERVING THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. AFFAIR IN THE SQUARE IS OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE. WE WOULD NEVER KNOWINGLY DO SOMETHING THAT WOULD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST OR DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ATTENDING ANY OF OUR EVENTS.))
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[OUT Q=attending any of our events.]
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Sears says prices went up because the number of tickets being sold was cut from 15-hundred to 12-hundred. He says, in the past, patrons have complained that the event wasn't "intimate" enough. Tickets can be purchased at the Mill Mountain Theatre box office and Ginger's Jewelry.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect some periods of light rain today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more details, coming up in the forecast.






[45-11Bowman]


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Local investigators head to Canada today to interview the man they call the "best lead" in the Short family triple- murder.
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Garrison Bowman is being held in Yellowknife, Canada, on an immigration violation and faces deportation after a hearing Friday morning.
This morning, four investigators from Henry County and Rockingham County, North Carolina, will fly there to interview him.
Canadian immigration officials say the fact that he's being sought for questioning in the murders of Jennifer Short and her parents will have no bearing on whether he stays or is sent home... though it's likely he'll be tried on a drunk driving charge there first.
Local investigators also want to search Bowman's van, though it's not clear if they'll be able to bring any items
back to the U-S for analysis.
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[45-6-Parkway-sex]


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Blue Ridge Parkway police have summoned local police in their attempt to put an end to "cruising" by gay men on the Parkway.
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On Monday, a 74-year old Florida man was arrested at the Stewart's Knob overlook. Undercover Roanoke County police officers had been there only 15 minutes, they say, when Robert Skolrood arrived, exposed himself, approached one of the officers and grabbed his "groin area."
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Skolrood did not contest the charges in court yesterday. The judge convicted him of "disorderly conduct" and fined him 115-dollars.
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Robert Skolrood is listed as a member of the Roanoke- area law firm of Scog-in and Skolrood, though he is NOT one of the principal partners.

[45-11Soulforce]


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Lynchburg hosts its first "gay pride" festival later this month- Organizers and police say they are preparing for any bumps along the way...
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The event is being sponsored by the gay rights group Soulforce, whose founder Mel White moved to Lynchburg last month.
White has invited the Reverend Jerry Falwell and his supporters to a picnic on October 27th to discuss their differences.
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((MEL WHITE: WE'RE HOPING THAT JERRY AND 200 OF HIS PEOPLE WILL SIT DOWN WITH US, GAYS, GAY-AMERICAN CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS AND TALK TO US AND HEAR OUR STORIES AND BECOME MORE SENSITIZED TO THE FACT THAT WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT US ON TELEVISION LEADS TO SUFFERING AND DEATH AND RIOTS IN INDIA AND WE NEED HIM TO KNOW THAT.))
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The anti-gay Reverend Fred Phelps has indicated his group will picket the Soulforce event.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Cool and damp again today, with a chance of scattered showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, right after the news.






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Since January-- domestic violence has claimed nearly a dozen victims in the city of Roanoke.
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That's according to the TAP Women's Resource Center, which organized a candlelight vigil last night to remember those killed as part of Domestic Violence Awareness month.
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((ELLEN BROWN/ TAP WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER: IN ROANOKE CITY WE HAVE LOST EIGHT OR NINE PERSONS DUE TO FAMILY VIOLENCE BY MAY OF THIS YEAR SO BETWEEN JANUARY AND MAY OF 2002... WE HAD AT LEAST NINE DEATHS, WE ARE COUNTING ONE UNBORN CHILD, A WOMAN WHO WAS PREGNANT WAS MURDERED IN ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS.))
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Counselors and victims of domestic violence attended last night's vigil, as well as people who've lost loved ones to abuse.
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[8-11Ferrum-College]


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On Friday, Jennifer Braaten (BRAHT-ehn) will be inaugurated as the tenth President of Ferrum College.
Yesterday, in Roanoke, she said she hopes to build upon the school's rich history and "legacy of service."

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Braaten has been on the job for three months, and she told members of the Roanoke Kiwanis Club she's excited about the challenges and opportunities she will face at Ferrum.
As students educate themselves and choose their professions, Braaten said she believes it's important to deal with basic issues of character, values and ethics.
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((JENNIFER BRAATEN: NOW MORE THAN EVER CHARACTER COUNTS, WE KNOW THAT. NOW MORE THAN EVER PEOPLE NEED TO BE ABLE TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS BASED ON ETHICS.))
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Braaten says she also hopes to strengthen Ferrum's connection to the community.
Yesterday she invited members of the Kiwanis Club to take an active role in Ferrum's programs.
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[8-11Mountain-Lake]


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If you want a job done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.
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That's essentially what the owners of Mountain Lake are doing to restore the lake's water level.
Right now, it's at 50-percent, due to the lack of rain.
But, officials say they have come up with a way to use the water from a nearby pond drain to refill it.
The idea came from a retired biology professor at Virginia Tech, who has researched the lake for over 30-years.
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((BRUCE PARKER/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY EMERITUS; IF THEY DRILLED A RELATIVELY SHALLOW WELL, THEY COULD BE ESSENTIALLY TAPPING THE WATER SOURCE THAT'S NATURALLY COMING OUT OF THE LAKE AND SIMPLY PIPING IT BACK INTO THE LAKE 56:19))
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Officials say if all goes as planned, they could begin drilling as early as next week.
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