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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
After a really chilly start to the day, you can look forward to lots of sunshine and highs in the 60s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, straight ahead.






[7-6-GOP-taxes]


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Republican lawmakers told Governor Mark Warner that he should listen to the voters of Virginia-- and not raise taxes...
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The group of conservative lawmakers says it's clear that Virginians want the budget balanced through spending cuts, and not tax increases.
They criticized Warner's role as the chief proponent for a regional sales tax referendum, which was rejected Tuesday.
The Republicans say: despite the proposal's defeat, they are concerned that the governor may resort to raising taxes to fill the state's budget shortfall.
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Warner says he was happy to support the transportation referendums, as were many Republicans.
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[7-11Rockbridge-Courthouse]


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Lexington and Rockbridge County are being ordered to show why their aging courthouse should not be repaired or replaced, despite the defeat of a referendum to build a new one.
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Circuit Court Judge George Honts issued the order yesterday against the Lexington City Council and Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors. On Tuesday, voters in the County and city rejected the 13-million dollar referendum to build a new courthouse and parking deck in Lexington. Because of the order, a five person panel of architects and engineers will review the state of the courthouse, before the two sides meet in court.
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((DAVID HAWKINS/COURTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION ADVOCATE; WE STILL GOT THE PROBLEMS, THEY NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. THERE WILL HAVE TO BE SOME FUNDAMENTAL RECONSIDERATIONS OF WHAT GETS DONE, SO THAT IT MEETS THE ACCEPTANCE OF ALL THE FOLKS IN LEXINGTON AND ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
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If the communities build a new courthouse, they must either build it adjacent to the existing one, or ask the General Assembly to move the location.
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[7-11Church-Fire]


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Another construction project in the area has the support of the community- The rebuilt Lexington Presbyterian Church is close to re-opening after two years.
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Work on the church's sanctuary is about a month away from completion. Workers are finishing up the interior paint before the church's pews are delivered next week. The church is scheduled to re-open its sanctuary, and hold services there on December 8th. The Lexington Presbyterian Church burned in a massive fire in July of 2-thousand.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You might have some frost on your car when you leave for work today-- but by this afternoon, it'll be sunny and mild.

Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more in the forecast, after the news.






[45-11Short-Murder]


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He has submitted to a lie detector test. And now a federal grand jury will question the man who raised suspicions about Gary Bowman's involvement in the Short family murders.
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As outlined in a search warrant affidavit, Bowman's landlord Gary Lemons told investigators Bowman had threatened to kill a Virginia mobile home mover.
He also claimed he saw Bowman installing a false floor in his van.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says that a search of the van showed no secret compartment.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: THE VAN APPEARS TO HAVE A SLEEPING PLATFORM BUILT IN IT. BEDDING AND A MATTRESS WAS THERE. IT APPEARED TO BE ABOUT 16 INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. NOTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT THAT. MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BUT NO FALSE BOTTOM? SHERIFF CASSELL: NOT THAT THEY SAW. ))
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Lemons declined to talk on camera, but confirmed he was taking a polygraph test.
On November 12th, he'll appear before the same federal grand jury as Bowman.
Sheriff Cassell says Lemons is cooperating and is NOT a suspect.

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State police have discovered the body of a Wytheville woman who was reported missing Wednesday night.
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61-year-old Rebecca Duncan-Watson was found dead in the New River near Austinville yesterday morning.
Officials say Wednesday afternoon, she took a cab to the post office where she was last seen.
Investigators say the woman had been suffering from a medical condition which may have caused her to become disoriented.
The cause of death is unknown at this time but, police do NOT suspect foul play.
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[45-11-Shoot-House]


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It may LOOK like grown men playing paint ball-
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But this is serious police business.
And they don't always use colored cartridges made of SOAP. This new state-of-the art "shoot house" is designed for live weapon fire, as well. The walls are re-inforced with steel plates, three eighths of an inch thick. The house is the combined creation of Roanoke City and County Police and Sheriff's Departments. It was built in April, May and June, but is just now completely outfitted and ready for use by the Valley's Tac Teams for training.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bundle up this morning-- but later, you'll be able to shed those layers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, straight ahead.





[8-11Execution]


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A Pakistani man facing execution next week in Virginia hopes fellow Muslims do not retaliate against Americans if he is put to death.
Mir (eye-mall) (KAH'-zee) Kasi told The Associated Press in an interview from Death Row that he doesn't encourage atacks against anyone.
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The State Department says the scheduled execution in Virginia next week "may trigger retaliatory attacks against American interests."
Kasi is to be put to death November 14th for killing two C-I-A employees, and wounding three others outside C-I-A headquarters in 1993.
Despite the threats, the Governor says Virginians should feel safe.
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The F-B-I issued a separate warning of possible attacks during the holy month of Ramadan which started on Wednesday.
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[8-VOB-Civil-Rights]


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Members of the Roanoke Hate Crimes Working Group organized a forum to gather ideas on how to protect the civil liberties of citizens...
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Community leaders met last night at Hollins University to discuss the fallout from the September eleventh terrrorist attacks and the impact on local communities. A focus of the discussion centered on protection of Americans, and the role of law enforcement to ensure THAT safety.

But some say there is line to be drawn with protection and the threat of profiling and prejudice.
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((KIRK BALLIN/NAT. CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY AND JUSTICE: IT'S A COMPLICATED ISSUE. I REALIZE THAT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE FEEL THAT ANY TIME ANY GROUP FINDS THEMSELVES COMPROMISED IT COMPROMISES THE INTEGRITY OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, SO WE'RE ALWAYS VIGILANT ABOUT BEING SURE THAT ALL OF OUR CITIZENS ARE GETTING EQUAL TREATMENT AND THE CONSTITUTION IS PROTECTING EVERYONE'S RIGHTS.))
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The group says there are no easy answers to the challenging problem, but talking about it is the first step.
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[8-6-Barr-Labs]


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Barr Laboratories is reporting strong sales in its latest earnings report, despite no longer being the only producer of a specific drug.
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The pharmaceutical company lists net earnings of 41-point-9 million or 92-cents per share. The numbers are down compared to last year ... but Barr says that's because the company then had exclusive sales of Fluoxetine. Officials say, excluding sales of the drug, ... revenues went up and earnings more than doubled. Barr Labs produces more than one hundred name-brand and generic medicines.
The company has a facility in Bedford County.
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