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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Temperatures stay cool today, but look for a warm-up just in time for the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, right after the news.






[7-11Warner-Election]


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Voters in Tidewater and Northern Virginia said no to raising the sales tax in those areas to pay for road improvements.
Those votes could stop any effort to raise taxes statewide.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Republicans say those voters sent a clear message to the state that they're against tax increases.
But Governor Mark Warner says the referendum vote has NOT changed his position on taxes.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/Speaker-Designate; :00]
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[OUT Q=CAN FIND SAVINGS.]
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Warner says a lack of confidence in V-DOT and other factors contributed to the referendum's defeat.
The governor says he is still looking for solutions to close the state's billion dollar shortfall.
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[7-11Education-Bond]


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Voters do agree that money should go towards state colleges- and now plans for a new research lab at Virginia Tech can move forward...
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


With a yes vote to a 900-million dollar education bond, officials at the university say they can now construct a new agriculture and natural resources lab.
The 23-million dollar project was put on hold for about four years, because of the lack of funding.
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[IN Q=the project]

((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED, READY TO GO FOR BID, AND AS SOON AS WE GET THE GO AHEAD THAT THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE WE'LL HAVE THE BIDS ON THE STREETS AND THERE'S A POSSIBILITY WE COULD SEE CONSTRUCTION BY THE END OF THE YEAR. 1:58))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/University Relations;]
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Overall, the university will receive 95-million toward renovation projects, which also includes constructing a new engineering facility and a new biology building.
Hincker says all of the projects will span over the next five to six years.
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[7-11TN-Lottery]


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Virginia will soon have competition from the new Tennessee lottery... as voters there approved a lottery measure this week...
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But Virginia Lottery officials say the 15 to 20 million dollars they contribute to Virginia's games won't go away for some time.
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[IN Q=Most new lotteries]

((PENELOPE KYLE/VA LOTTERY DIRECTOR; MOST NEW LOTTERIES, AS THEY START, BEGIN WITH ONE OR TWO SCRATCH GAMES AND FROM THERE THEY MIGHT GO TO AN ADDITIONAL GAME. BUT IT'S A SLOW PROCESS OF GROWING INTO A MATURE LOTTERY.))
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Virginia Lottery Director;]
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[OUT Q=into a mature lottery]
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Until that happens, Kyle says Tennessee residents will keep coming to Virginia in search of bigger jackpots.
She also hopes Tennessee will eventually join the multi-state Lotto South and Mega-Millions games.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The winds will gradually die down today, and we're looking forward to sunshine for the end of the week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, coming up.






[45-11Prosecutors]


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Several area prosecutors says Virginia's budget shortfall and more cuts in funding could threaten public safety.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Five prosecutors from around central Virginia gathered yesterday to vent their frustrations at the latest reduction in state funding to their offices.
The cuts could mean layoffs, which in turn would leave some cases unprosecuted.
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[IN Q=And there's going]

((NEIL VENER/CAMPBELL CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AND THERE'S GOING TO BE CASES WHERE THE VICTIM WILL GO UNREPRESENTED WHILE THE DEFENDANT WILL HAVE A LAWYER PAID FOR BY THE STATE AND THAT'S AN UNFORTUNATE SITUATION AND WE JUST HOPE THAT THE PUBLIC WILL LET THEIR LEGISLATORS KNOW AND THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS KNOW THAT THEY SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE AND WE NEED TO BE FUNDED AND WE NEED THE RESOURCES TO DO OUR JOBS.))
[SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Campbell Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=to do our jobs.]
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Amherst and Appomattox counties have agreed to make up for the funding cuts in their local prosecutors' offices.
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[45-11County-Cuts]


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Counties that couldn't offset budget cuts handed down by the state are turning to layoffs, furloughs and reduced services...
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


At Franklin County's Circuit Court Clerk's office, the office will be open one hour less each day.
One worker was laid off and another had to go part-time.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says he's set to lay off one of four prosecutors in his office.
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO CHANGE ANYBODY'S ATTITUDE ABOUT HOW THEY PROSECUTE CASES BUT IT'S GOING TO MEAN THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO TAKE LONGER TO DO AND THAT'S NOT GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Franklin Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=that's not good.]
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The Commissioner of Revenue's office dodged the bullet by eliminating a vacant position.
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In Henry County, one person lost a job in the Treasurer's office and the clerk's office announced that employees would have to take as many as 11 unpaid days off.

[45-11Greenbrier-Pipeline]


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The results are in from an environmental impact study on a proposed natural gas pipeline through Southwest and Southside Virginia-- And federal regulators say there are some adverse effects, but not enough to stop the project.
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Dominion wants to build a nearly 275 mile pipeline from West Virginia into North Carolina.
In Virginia- The Greenbrier Pipeline would cross through seven counties... from Bland to Henry County.
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In its recently released report, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commision shoots down several alternate routes saying they would create an even greater impact on the environment and residents.
However, (firk) FERC did suggest co-locating part of the Greenbrier pipeline with the Patriot Pipline project along the Henry-Pittsylvania County border.
FERC will accept public comments on the study until December 16th.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Temperatures will return to normal for the next several days.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on what we can expect in TODAY' s weather, straight ahead.






[8-VOB-Crawford]


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A Virginia Tech football player diagnosed with cancer will play this weekend against Syracuse...
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Michael Crawford, a Junior Rover for the Hokies, is suffering from lymphoma. Crawford's teammates are providing a network of support to help him in his battle with the disease. But Satuday's game could potentially be his last of the season-- On Monday, Crawford will undergo a biopsy, so doctors can getter a better idea of what type of cancer they are dealing with and what treatments to pursue.
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((MICHAEL CRAWFORD/ VIRGINIA TECH JUNIOR ROVER: I TOTALLY BELIEVE IN GOD AND WHAT GOD HAS FOR ME, AND HE PUTS NOTHING ON ME THAT I CAN'T BEAR, I'M GOING TO WORK HARD AND GET BACK ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, THE LOVE OF THE GAME THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE FOR.))
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Tech coaches and players say the diagnosis has not slowed Crawford down in practice. The Hokie family and thousands of fans will be pulling for him Saturday and in the months ahead.
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[8-11-Lymphoma]


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More than 60- thousand Americans are diagnosed with lymphoma each year.
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Doctors say because Crawford is young and in good physical condition, he has a better chance of tackling the disease.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Season;]


His course of treatment will depend a lot on his type of lymphoma.
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((DR. MARK CURRIE/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC ONCOLOGIST; THEY'RE ALMOST ALWAYS TREATABLE AND MANY ARE CURABLE WITH A FAIRLY HIGH FREQUENCY. HOWEVER IN MANY CASES THE TREATMENT CAN BE FAIRLY INTENSIVE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME))
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That could mean Crawford will have to be sidelined for awhile.
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[IN Q=Most people who have to go through]

((MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO GO THROUGH CHEMOTHERAPY DO HAVE TO TAKE SOME TIME OFF FROM REGULAR ACTIVITY PARTICULAR IF THEY INVOLVE A GREAT DEAL OF EXERTION HOWEVER ONE COULD HOPE FOR A FULL RECOVERY ))
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In some cases Lymphoma can spread beyond the lymph nodes to other parts of the body.

[8-6Arsenal-River]


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Security concerns are pushing officials to make plans to shut down part of the New River around the Radford Arsenal.
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Yesterday, army officials recommended three levels of access to a four mile stretch of river near the plant. The levels would be based on conditions of military security. The first and most lax level would allow unrestricted access. The second level would allow access to the river once a security checkpoint had been cleared. The third and final level would close the river. The recommendation is being considered by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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