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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......The threat of winter weather heads our way once again... Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast in just a few minutes.





[7-VOB-Gods-Generals]


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A crowd of more than a thousand got its first taste of the civil war movie, "Gods and Generals" last night.
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A portion of the movie was filmed in Lexington. But a 30- minute preview was shown at Virginia Tech last night-- a school that also has ties to the film. Much of the story involving Stonewall Jackson was based on a book by history professor Bud Robertson, who also served as a consultant on the film.
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(( BUD ROBERTSON/VIRGINIA TECH HISTORY PROFESSOR: IT'S A PLEASURE FOR AN OLD COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TO ONE BE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MOVIE, AND THEN IT'S VERY VERY HUMBLING TO SEE YOUR BOOK ON A BIG MAJOR MOVIE SCREEN.))
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Director Ron Maxwell was also at last night's viewing and answered questions from the audience.
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((RON MAXWELL/DIRECTOR: EVERY DAY WAS EMOTIONAL, BECAUSE AS WE WERE FILMING WE KNEW, THE CAST, THE CREW, EVERYONE, THAT THE EVENTS WE WERE FILMING WERE ABOUT PEOPLE WHO REALLY LIVED, AND THINGS THAT REALLY HAPPENED.))
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The three and a half hour film will hit movie screens nationwide February 21st.
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[7-11Watts]


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[****ANCHOR TAG****] A series of events celebrating Black History Month, brought former talk show host Rolonda Watts to Radford University last night.
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The Winston-Salem native hosted her own talk show in the early 19-90s, and since has had numerous acting roles, including appearances on The District and Guiding Light. Watts says she hopes to encourage students to pursue their dreams, despite any challenges they may face.
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((ROLONDA WATTS/FORMER TALK SHOW HOST; WE HAVE SUCH A RICH HISTORY TO LOOK BACK ON WITH PEOPLE WHO BARELY HAD TWO STICKS TO RUB TOGETHER WHO MADE TREMENDOUS SUCCESSES. THESE KIDS HAVE EVERYTHING, LISTEN TO ME KIDS, THESE STUDENTS HAVE EVERYTHING AND THEY SHOULD MAKE THEY'RE DREAMS COME TRUE GO FOR IT. 16:14))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The university's monthlong series of events will also include guest speaker, Chuck-D, the outspoken leader of the rap group Public Enemy.

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They Commonwealth says Roy Inge Junior was a stalker, planning to confront his ex-girlfriend, when deputy Frankie Betterton intervened.
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That's the picture prosecutors are painting for the jury in the capital murder trial of Roy Inge Junior in Pittsylvania County. Inge is accused of killing Betterton during a traffic stop last May. Several motorists say they saw a man resembling Inge running from the deputy's car that day.
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Ballistics and D-N-A tests later matched a gun found in Inge's home to the murder scene.
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Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case this morning.

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A prosecutor has cleared the Salem police officer who accidentally shot a man he was trying to arrest.
Salem Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King says Detective Michael Brightwell acted appropriately and will not face charges.
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Brightwell wounded Michael Scott Peery (perry) on December 17th in a parking lot on Apperson Drive.
Police said the incident unfolded as officers were trying to make an undercover drug buy.
King said it was proper for Brightwell to draw his gun. He said Peery refused to obey the officer and tried to run.
And the prosecutor found that Brightwell's gun discharged accidentally, when Peery struck the weapon.
Brightwell has been on administrative leave since the shooting. He returned to full duty yesterday afternoon.
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Efforts to contact Peery were unsuccessful.

[45-11Miss-Virginia]


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The Miss Virginia Pageant is searching for winners... from the PAST, that is.
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This June, the pageant will celebrate fifty years in Roanoke. Plans call for all past winners to be included in the festivities leading up to the pageant.
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((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/MISS VIRGINIA PAGEANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT'LL ACTUALLY BE A LIVE SHOW ON STAGE AT THE CIVIC CENTER FRIDAY EVENING AND IT WILL BE FILMED, EDITED AND THEN BE GOING ON AIR AN HOUR BEFORE THE LIVE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT.))

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[VO NAT :07] Musselwhite says all but two of the missing winners won their title in the years before the pageant moved to Roanoke in 1954.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] If you know the whereabouts of any former Miss Virginias you can call 540-989-4531.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
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A crowd of more than a thousand got a sneak preview of the civil war movie, "Gods and Generals" last night.
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(( nat sound from the film.))
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[VO-NAT]

A portion of the movie was filmed at Lexington. But a 30- minute preview was shown at Virginia Tech last night-- a school that also has ties to the film. Much of the story involving Stonewall Jackson was based on a book by history professor Bud Robertson, who also served as a consultant on the film.
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[IN Q=It's a pleasure for ]
[SUPER=01-Bud Robertson/Virginia Tech History Professor;]

(( BUD ROBERTSON/VIRGINIA TECH HISTORY PROFESSOR: IT'S A PLEASURE FOR AN OLD COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TO ONE BE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MOVIE, AND THEN IT'S VERY VERY HUMBLING TO SEE YOUR BOOK ON A BIG MAJOR MOVIE SCREEN.))
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Director Ron Maxwell was also at last night's viewing and answered questions from the audience.
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((RON MAXWELL/DIRECTOR: EVERY DAY WAS EMOTIONAL, BECAUSE AS WE WERE FILMING WE KNEW, THE CAST, THE CREW, EVERYONE, THAT THE EVENTS WE WERE FILMING WERE ABOUT PEOPLE WHO REALLY LIVED, AND THINGS THAT REALLY HAPPENED.))
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The three and a half hour film will hit movie screens nationwide February 21st.
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[8-11Newbill]


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The mayor of Rocky Mount is looking to voters to put him in the house.
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Mark Newbill is a Democrat who says he'll challenge Republican incumbent Allen Dudley for the House of Delegates in the next election.
Newbill has been Mayor since 2001. He's a dairy farmer.
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The 9th District House of Delegates seat covers parts of Franklin, Pittsylvania, Bedford and Floyd County.
Newbill will formally announce his candidacy Saturday in Rocky Mount.

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Technology originaly designed by NASA may soon become a household product.
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Wessex Incorporated sells a protective ceramic coating that protects most kinds of surfaces from intense heat. The company wants to bring the technology to people's everyday lives. NASA originally developed it for future spacecraft, but the project was canceled. But it's possible the coating could be used in the future.
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((JOHN OLVER/WESSEX INC. PRESIDENT; I DON'T KNOW BUT IT WAS DESIGNED FOR THE X-33 X34 PROGRAM SO I WOULD ASSUME THAT IF ITS DESIGNED FOR THAT PROGRAM IT WOULD BE UTILIZED IF THAT PROGRAM IS REACTIVATED. ))
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Wessex is a product licensee of NASA that is now working to bring the technology to the mainstream. They say it can be used on products like car parts, building supplies and heating devices.
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