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The Governor is ready to release his blueprint for dealing with the shortage in state funds. A preview of his speech coming right up from Richmond.
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And a woman in the Vinton area is the first Virgina PERSON to contract West Nile virus.

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In sports, the sniper attacks have caused Virgini high school football teams to postpone games and even practice, national accolades avoid Lee Suggs but he has patience,
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and look who is on ESPN's college basketball web page, J.J. Redick in a Duke uniform.
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The wait is nearly over.
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Virginians find out tonight how much smaller their government may become.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young. [State-budget]
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In just one hour Governor Mark Warner is expected to announce some dramatic changes for Virginia government.
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Thousands of state jobs and hundreds of state services are on the line.
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Meghan Muldoon spoke with the Governor about tonight's address.
What is he expected to say?
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Tonight Virginians will get the nitty-gritty from the Governor on where cuts will be.
From what we're hearing, it could mean longer lines at the DMV, the liquor store and higher tuition at Virginia's colleges and universities.
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Governor Warner rehearsed today how he was going to tell Virginians the number of jobs they'll lose and which state services they can no longer count on.
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Some of those hardest hit by the budget crisis will be state employees.
As many as 25-hundred of them could find out tonight they're being laid-off.
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It's not expected to be all doom and gloom.
Some areas, like law enforcement and community colleges, are likely to hear the good news that they're being spared the cruelest cuts.
The governor will also trumpet how state government is finding substantial savings in renegotiating contracts like a private business.
He also says Virginia is doing better than most states.
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But the tone of address is expected to be grim.
This is only the first round of cuts.
Even after tonight, the state will remain in the red, as it has been since Warner took office in January.
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Keith and I will be here in just under an hour as we bring you the governor's address, starting at 7:00 PM.
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Local business leaders will be watching tonight's speech closely...
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Phil Sparks works to bring new jobs and investments to the region. One success story is Maple Leaf Bakery in Roanoke. It's the world's largest bread manufacturing line and employees nearly 2-hundred workers. Sparks says attracting businesses will be more difficult if a 15-percent cut is imposed across the board.
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((PHIL SPARKS/ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP; WE COULD EXPECT TO SEE TRADE SHOWS ACTIVITY DECREASE MARKETING MISSIONS WHERE YOU ACTUALLY GO OUT AND CALL ON COMPANIES AND THE PRESIDENTS AND CHIEF OFFICERS OF THE CORPORATIONS, THAT WOULD BE DIMINISHED.))
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Sparks says under Governor Wilder - their entire marketing budget was slashed and that it took eight to ten years to recover.
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The Governor had other worries besides the budget on his mind today...
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He sent his condolences to family members of the Virginia woman who became the ninth person killed by the Washington area sniper last night.
47-year-old Linda Franklin was shot outside a Home Depot near Falls Church.
She worked as an F-B-I intelligence specialist.
Warner reassured Virginians that authorities are doing all they can and using every resource to solve the case.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO FIND THIS INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS. I THINK IT'S TERRIBLY IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE TO GO ABOUT OUR DAILY LIVES AND THAT WE DO ALL WE CAN PARTICULARLY TO REASSURE OUR FAMILIES. ))
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Warner says he spoke to his own daughters about the shootings and reassured them police are out actively searching for the killer.
He urged all Virginians to do the same with their own children.
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A probable HUMAN case of the West Nile Virus has shown up in the Roanoke Valley.
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State health officials say a 35 year old woman from Roanoke County may have contracted the disease.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton spoke with local health officials and joins us with the latest.
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Keith and Shannon, this would be the first human West Nile case in our region. The woman is recovering at her home at this time. We're told she lives in or near Vinton.
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This area had the greatest concentration of birds testing positive for the virus in the Roanoke Valley.
Health officials say because of the high level of virus activity in the bird population, they are not surprised to see a human case.
Mosquitos are responsible for transferring the virus to birds and humans.
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The good news is that MOST people who get bitten by an infected mosquito do not get sick and the majority of those who do get sick usually suffer a mild flu-like illness.
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[Take Pinnacle Tips FS] To protect yourself from the virus, it's best to avoid mosquito bites by wearing long, loose light colored clothing and using insect repellent.
In addition, make sure to get rid of standing water outside your home and check your windows and doors screens to ensure mosquitos can't get in.
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Now, it will take several days before health officials get the test results back from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirming the woman has West Nile Virus.
Keith and Shannon,


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A teen charged with murder for hire goes on trial. The details are just ahead.
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And Sheriff Andy returns to his home town.
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Testimony is underway in the Martinsville trial of a 17-year old accused of murder for hire.
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Opening arguments in the case of Billy Ray Manns were presented in Martinsville Circuit Court this afternoon.
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Lisa Thomas Muhammad was fatally shot in September of 2000 while working in the store she and her husband ran.
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The Commonwealth says Manns was hired to kill Thomas by her husband, Maverick Muhammad, and that the teen bragged about the shooting afterwards. The defense alleges witnesses who testified about Manns' bragging were serving time for other crimes and gave up the information only to have their sentences reduced. Testimony will resume tomorrow morning.
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It's been a long wait, but Sheriff Andy is coming home.
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Steve Pardon is is Mount Airy North Carolina, where a big welcome awaits Andy Griffith.
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Stocks rose again .. for the fourth day in a row. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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Today's gains were huge .. the Dow UP 378 points, Nasdaq UP 62.
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Gainsboro is next on the list of Roanoke neighborhoods to be targeted for major improvements.
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The city started with Southeast Roanoke, concentrating grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make a major impact.
Council is now taking action that will encourage housing rehabilitation, new construction, and street improvements there.
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A task force has determined which neighborhoods should receive attention first, and Gainsboro is at the top of the list.
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Following Gainsboro, the list includes Hurt Park, Washington Park, Loudon-Melrose, Old Southwest, and the area served by the Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization.

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A court battle over property rights in Montgomery County may soon be over.
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Turman Lumber filed a lawsuit last October against Mary Ann Capp, for shutting off a road that leads to its logging operation in Sugar Grove.
Capp says she closed the gate that opens the road only because the trucks were damaging her property.
The lawsuit has prompted seven other property owners to sue Capp, but, both cases may soon end through a settlement.
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Neither party is disclosing the details of the proposed agreement.
They say they hope to have it worked out within a few days.
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Some local postal workers are getting a delivery from the U-S Postal Service.
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Roanoke's Postmaster Anne Murray says about 40-employees will receive changes to their schedule and work location within the next few weeks. The employees will have the option of refusing the switch - - but they will lose their jobs. Murray says it's necessary to shift positions around to adjust to increasing automation at the post office ... that machines are simply taking away some of the need for manual mail distribution. The workers will be from Roanoke City and County.
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High school football in our great commonwealth rocked by the sniper, J.J. Redick is making huge waves at Duke,
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and the Virginia Tech untouchables could be unapproachable when it comes to post season awards.
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The Sniper attack last night forced Prince William County to postponed five football games today due to safety concerns. Two weeks of the season have been lost.
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The VHSL and Prince William County could have a nightmarish playoff problem with games not played as far as the points ratings are concerned. Solutions are being worked on.
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The Hokies are 42 point favorites to beat Rutgers on homecoming this Saturday. However, Mike Stevens says the odds of the Heisman landing in Blacksburg aren't looking too good right now.
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(( As a tandem the "Untouchables" are leading the nation in rushing averaging a combined 180 yards a game on the ground. But as individuals Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones can't even get a mention when it comes to being heisman hopefuls. ((LEE SUGGS:)) As the senior - Suggs would be the logical choice to push for the Heisman this particular season. But when the season began no one was sure how his surgically repaired knee would hold up. That question has been answered on the field. He's averaging 97 yards a game, nearly 6 yards a carry and he's scored 10 touchdowns.)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((ANTHONY DAVIS:)) ((MIKE STANDUP:))

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J.J. Redick and his Duke Blue Devils arrived back from a five day trip in London today where they played four games and a scrimmage.
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If you look on the ESPN College basketball page you can find a picture of Redick in his number 4 Duke uniform playing against London Towers. Redick is making an immediate impact. He scored 16 points in the game and hit four three pointers, including one from near mid court wit three seconds left that put the game away. Redick started one of the games at two guard.
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The Winston Cup cars invade Martinsville this week for the Old Dominion 500. Drivers realize the history behind the short track, also one of the oldest.
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