[7-11Body-Found]

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Authorities still don't know the identity of a woman found dead yesterday morning.
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A passer-by found the body around nine A-M in the woods near the intersection of Shenandoah Avenue and Honeysuckle Street.
Police say the body is that of a white woman in her 30's or 40's.
An autopsy is being conducted.
That may also help determine the woman's identity.
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[7-11Jefferson-Body]


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The second of two bodies found in Roanoke yesterday has been sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
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The manager of the Jefferson Motor Lodge discovered the man just after 3 p-m in one of the rooms and called police.
He wouldn't say which room or for how long the person had been staying there. Officials say the body is that of 52-year old resident of Southwest Roanoke. They're not releasing his name because family members have yet to be notified. At this point, police are not saying how the man died. A spokesperson says the case is under investigation.
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[7-11Salem-Shooting]


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A man remains in the hospital after being shot during an undercover drug purchase.
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State Police say 20-year old Michael Scott Peery was shot in the abdomen by Salem Police Officer Michael H. Brightwell Junior.
The incident occurred Tuesday night in a parking lot on Apperson Drive, as officers were trying to make an undercover drug buy.
The two suspects fled, and police say the shooting occurred as the officers attempted to make an arrest.
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Peery remains in the hospital, but officials aren't releasing information on his condition.
The second suspect, 21-year old John Crozier Draper Junior of Roanoke, faces charges of drug possession with intent to distribute.
Officer Brightwell has been placed on administrative leave until a State Police investigation is complete.

[7-11Black-House]


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History was made and moved in Blacksburg yesterday.
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The Alexander Black House was built back in the early 1800s, and has stood at its original location on Main Street ever since.
But, in April, when the town decided to build a new downtown parking garage in its place, officials didn't want to tear it down.
So, instead they hired a moving company to move it across the street.
Officials say they now hope to restore the house to its original condition, and turn it into some type of cultural center or museum.
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[45-11Warner-budget]


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Governor Mark Warner is still trying to get the state's pocketbook in shape.
The budget he'll present to the General Assembly tomorrow will include fewer than 100 layoffs.
Sources told the Associated Press yesterday the governor plans to minimize the number of layoffs.
He'll reportedly use the state's ``Rainy Day'' reserve fund, merge agencies and capture some unspent cash balances.


Those options are possible only through legislation, and weren't available in October.
That's when Warner ordered 18-hundred layoffs to deal with a two-billion dollar budget shortfall.
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The governor also says he has a plan to help the state detect and avoid shortfalls in the future.
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Warner is proposing that the state reforecast revenues at the first signs of an economic downturn.
The governor also wants more money put into the Rainy Day fund during times of extraordinary revenue growth.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IT'S TIME TO START LOOKING TOWARDS A MORE HOPEFUL FUTURE. ITS ALSO NOT TOO SOON TO STEP BACK AND EXAMINE HOW WE GOT TO THIS POINT AND WHAT KIND OF SAFEGUARDS WE CAN PUT IN PLACE TO TRY TO PREVENT THIS KIND OF FISCAL AND FINANCIAL CRISIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE.))
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Sources close to the governor say his announcement will include some fee increase proposals and some reforms to strengthen the state's income tax collections.
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[45-11Rockbridge-Schools]


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Rockbridge County School Administrators are facing a critical budget situation of their own.
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Last year, the county had to make up a half-million dollar cut in state money, and school officials say it's likely the county can't come up with the additional funds again.
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((JAKE BURKS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; IN ORDER TO KEEP GOING FORWARD, IT'S GOING TO MEAN THE COUNTY HAS GOT TO COME UP WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY. WE DON'T KNOW AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO SIT DOWN WITH THEM AND FIGURE OUT.))
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Members of the school board are meeting with architects to determine the costs of renovating some of the schools. Officials say in a worse case scenario, Mountain View and (Ef-in-jer) Effinger elementaries could be closed.
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[8-11Body-Found]


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The identity of a woman found dead yesterday remains a mystery.
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A passer-by found the body around nine yesterday morning in the woods near the intersection of Shenandoah Avenue and Honeysuckle Street.
Police say the body is that of a white woman in her 30's or 40's.
An autopsy is being conducted. Authorities hope it'll also help determine the woman's identity.
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[8-11Jefferson-Body]


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Another body found in Roanoke yesterday has also been sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
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The manager of the Jefferson Motor Lodge discovered the man just after 3 p-m in one of the rooms and called police.
He wouldn't say which room or for how long the person had been staying there. Officials say the body is that of 52-year old resident of Southwest Roanoke. They're not releasing his name because family members have yet to be notified. At this point, police are not saying how the man died. A spokesperson says the case is under investigation.
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[8-11Health-Insurance]


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Local health care professionals and employers met yesterday to discuss the health care crisis in Virginia.
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A forum held in Roanoke last night addressed the double digit rising costs for services which is resulting in higher co-payments and deductibles. This is the second year that employers, insurance brokers and care providers are addressing the issue. While officials say there is no single answer to the crisis, understanding the system is key.
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((BURMAN CLARK/SPEAKER; EDUCATING THE CONSUMER ON WHAT'S ACTUALLY DRIVING THE COST BETTER INFO ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST CARD PROGRAMS HOW YOU CAN BETTER UTILIZE LOWER CO-PAYMENTS MORE INFORMATION ON HOW IMPORTANT NETWORK ARE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT GOES ON BEHIND THE SCENES.))
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Clark says the forum is also a way to inform local legislators on what they can do in Richmond to help consumers and employers who are struggling with rising costs.
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[8-11Santa-Skiing]


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Santa Claus took a pre- holiday break yesterday, and headed to the mountains of West Virginia.
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Before he begins packing for the annual trip around the world, Santa hit the slopes for a little relaxation.
Joined by Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and the Grinch, the big guy spent the morning cutting the snow.
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[Mornin' Promo] [ANCHOR-Kim] [Animation]
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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[Kim on Camera]
A Roanoke County church is bringing the story of Christmas to life. Steve Pardon visits Penn Forest's live nativity. Plus, Meteorolgist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend forecast.
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Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.[Animation full]