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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We're starting off another day with rainy weather--
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up next with the forecast, after the news.






[7-11Patrick-Henry]


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Nothing is drawn up yet- but plans to go ahead with a new Patrick Henry High School will have to wait for financial news from Richmond...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Last night, the Roanoke City School Board selected the architecture firm of Rife and Wood to draw up plans for the school. However the architects will have to wait until at least March to start work on the plans, while the city finds out how much the state budget crisis will affect its funding next year.
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[INQ=Having to wait until...]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; HAVING TO WAIT UNTIL MARCH WOULD PUT A 6 MONTH DELAY ON THE PROJECT, AND IT'S A DIRECT RESULT OF THE BUDGET CRISIS IN THE STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; :00]
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[OUTQ=budget crisis in the state.]
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The plan called for a new two-story building to replace the current campus layout. With the delay, the earliest the project could be completed is in 2-thousand four.
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[7-11Tech-Visit]


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The price of higher education is going up again at Virginia Tech...
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Yesterday, the university's Board of Visitors approved a 400-dollar tuition increase for the Spring semester.
Officials say the increase will bring in another nine-million dollars, but, that's only a fraction of what it needs to make up for the state budget cuts.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: PART OF IT WILL COME FROM A TUITION INCREASE, PART OF IT WILL COME FROM PROGRAM REDUCTIONS, PART OF IT WILL COME FROM INTERNAL RE-ALLOCATIONS, SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE BUDGET.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech University Relations;]
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[OUT Q=THE BUDGET]
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State budget cuts cost Tech an estimated 42-million dollars this year alone.
In response to the tuition boost, the university says it will also set aside an additional 800-thousand for financial aid.
University officials also say Tech is still one of the least expensive schools in the state.
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[7-11Brewery]


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A Virginia Tech graduate is hoping to tap into the beer business...
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24-year-old John Bryce is operating Blacksburg Brewing Company out of a warehouse in Christiansburg. The Richmond native is currently making test batches of four different beers. He expects to be selling kegs by the end of the month and has a long term goal of opening a brew pub in downtown Blacksburg.
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((JOHN BRYCE/BLACKSBURG BREWING COMPANY; I THINK IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF PRIDE AND THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEIR OWN BEER ON TAP AT THE RESTAURANTS AND BARS THAT THEY LIKE TO VISIT.))
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[OUT Q=LIKE TO VISIT.]
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Bryce works 19-hour days doing the brewing process and business side of the venture. One of his beers is called Hokey Pokey Lager. It's spelled like the dance, not the Tech mascot, to avoid any trademark issues.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The stormy weather is over, but we're still seeing plenty of rain.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, in just a few minutes.





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A Henry County teen accused of malicious wounding is in custody this morning. Authorities say they received a call that a person was lying on a hill on Driftwood Drive in Bassett.
That's where they found 20- year- old Robby Lee Carter. Police say Carter had been struck in the head and on both arms with a baseball bat. He was transported to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County for surgery. A 17-year- old Henry County teen is charged with attempted first degree murder and malicious wounding.

[45-11L'burg-Murder]


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Lynchburg Police say a man found in a hotel early Sunday morning was shot to death.
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22-year-old Travis Jerome Murphy of Rocky Mount, North Carolina was discovered early Sunday in his room at the Travelodge on Main Street.
Authorities say Murphy had been seen earlier walking along Route 29, at the Greyhound bus station and at River Ridge Mall.
He checked into the Travelodge at 10:30 Saturday night and was found dead three hours later.
The regional homicide squad has been activated to investigate his murder.
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[45-11Warner-Veterans]


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Governor Mark Warner honored Veteran's Day with a visit to the Virginia Veterans Care Center...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Warner spoke before about 200 vets at the Care Center in Roanoke.
He praised them for their service and promised that the state will honor its obligation to the more than 780-thousand veterans that call Virginia home.
But he says its already failed them in one way...
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((MARK WARNER: DO YOU REALIZE THAT VIRGINIA IS THE ONLY STATE IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAS NOT PAID ITS SHARE ... $334,000 TO THE WORLD WAR TWO MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.?))
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Warner said Virginia earmarked the money for the memorial, but that the General Assembly cut it from the budget.
To this day, 36 other states have paid their share.
Warner vowed he'll fight to reinstate it... despite tough budget times.
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[45-11Diabetes]


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Eye disorders are often a problem for the more than 15- million people suffering from diabetes in the U-S, but unlike the past, they are now very treatable.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Diabetics have a greater chance of developing problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, and disorders of the retina. And because of that, doctors say it's important for them to have their eyes examined regularly.
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((DR. JONATHAN TILL/OPHTHALMOLOGIST: NO MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING SYMPTOMS OR NOT, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE HAVING PROBLEMS OR NOT WITH YOUR EYES GET THEM LOOKED AT EVERY YEAR AND THEY NEED TO BE DILATED. IT NEEDS TO BE A GOOD DILATED EYE EXAM EVERY YEAR.))
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If patients schedule regular checkups and closely monitor their blood sugar levels Till says eye problems can be caught at an early stage or avoided. And with the help of laser technology many eye disorders can be improved if not eliminated.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Take it easy on the road today, as rain could be heavy at times.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with the full forecast, right after the news.






[8-AM-Grand-Jury]


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The man who's been at the forefront of the Short family murder investigation is expected to testify before a federal grand jury today.
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[SUPER=03-Stokes Co., NC/Last Month;]

But Garrison Bowman won't be alone in testifying.
His former landlord, Gary L. Lemons, whose statements sent police looking in Bowman's direction, will ALSO testify.
Henry County investigators say neither Lemons nor Bowman is considered a suspect. Prosecutors and investigators tell us they do NOT expect the grand jury to hand up any indictments today. They just want to get the two men's statements on the record.
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[8-11Car-tax]


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The cost of the car-tax cut is on the rise and adding to the state's budget problems.
It'll cost the state an additional
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

128 million dollars this year to reimburse localities for the tax rebate.
State officials say strong new car sales this summer, spurred by zero percent financing, is driving up the cost of the tax cut.
The price tag on the program has exceeded state forecasts since it began in 1998.
This year the Department of Taxation took over the responsibility for projecting the program's cost.
The DMV USED to do it.
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[IN Q=WE HOPE THAT THE NEW METHODOLOGY]

((MARCUS JONES/DEP. SEC. OF FINANCE: WE HOPE THAT THE NEW METHODOLOGY IS HELPING. WHEN YOU HAVE THE ZERO PERCENT FINANCING HAS IMPACTED, WE ARE SEEING MORE VEHICLES COMING INTO THE FLEET BUT KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS WE'D LIKE TO HIT THAT THING RIGHT ON THE HEAD NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Marcus Jones/Dep. Secretary of Finance]
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The costs of the tax cut will add more than 100 million dollars to the state's nearly two billion dollar budget gap.
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[8-11Storm-Damage]


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Bedford County is still cleaning up from the storm that passed through western Virginia early yesterday morning...
No one was killed there, but several families, a church and at least one business all suffered significant losses.

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The worst of the damage was centered along a half-mile stretch of US 460 near Thaxton.
Two mobile homes were hit hard, several outbuildings were destroyed, and many large trees were uprooted or snapped in two.
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((GENE SMITH: IT SOUNDED LIKE A 747 COMING THROUGH FULL THROTTLE AND THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AND EVERYTHING KIND OF WENT DEAD EXCEPT FOR THE LIGHTNING. OF COURSE WE COULDN'T SEE MUCH TIL DAYLIGHT, COME OUT AND SEE WHAT IT DID TO US. JUST BARELY MISSED THE HOUSE. WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE.))
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[OUT Q=we're very fortunate.]
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The Bedford Chapter of the American Red Cross offered food, shelter and supplies to the families who were affected by the storm.
And utility crews spent the day working to restore power to thousands of customers.
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Some residents suffered minor cuts, bumps and bruises, but it appears that no one was seriously injured.

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