Governor Mark Warner met the midnight deadline to act on bills passed by the legislature earlier this year.
Last night, he vetoed a bill creating a "Choose Life" license plate.
The governor also wants changes to bills requiring parental consent for abortions.
Warner says the bills threaten medical privacy in their present form.
Yesterday, the Governor vetoed legislation that would eliminate a tax imposed on the estates of millionaires after they die.
The veto pits Warner against Republican lawmakers who pushed the bill through the General Assembly with enough votes to override a veto.
Warner is also offering 67 amendments to the budget crafted by Republicans.
He is giving more money to tourism advertising and to the Virginia State Police.
And he is promising state workers that they will get their two-and-a-quarter percent pay raise.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK IT IS ONLY FAIR WHEN WE ARE ASKING THESE FOLKS TO DO MORE THAT WE GIVE THIS VERY MODEST PAY RAISE COME DECEMBER.))
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Lawmakers will return to Richmond on April 2nd to decide whether to override his vetoes and accept or reject his amendments.
The Roanoke Valley is losing its voice in Richmond with the retirement of three veteran lawmakers.
But Republican hopeful William Fralin says his age, experience and energy will help the region recapture that influence.
Fralin made his campaign announcement last Thursday, but breaking news prevented us from airing the story then.
Fralin is seeking the Republican nomination in the 17th House District, the seat held by Democrat Vic Thomas.
Now 40, Fralin says he has the time to build the seniority the region will need in the future.
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((WILLIAM FRALIN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE; ANOTHER THING I FEEL STRONGLY IS THAT I CAN FIGHT FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY. I'M GOING TO TAKE A BACK SEAT TO NOBODY IN MAKING SURE THAT OUR VIEWS AND THE VIEWS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE 17TH DISTRICT ARE HEARD IN RICHMOND.))
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[OUT Q=are heard in Richmond.]
Fralin says he knocked on more than five thousand doors during his unsuccessful bid for the State Senate in 1999, and that he's prepared to work even harder this year.
Roanoke County Treasurer Fred Anderson is also seeking the GOP nomination.
Republicans will hold a mass meeting May tenth.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for lots of sunshine and mild weather again today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.
Two shootings in Lynchburg have landed one man in jail and left police searching for suspects in the other.
19-year-old Jacori Andre Carter was shot several times in the legs after two men jumped out of a cab on (La-VELL) Lovell Street Saturday.
Police say they're especially bothered that it happened in broad daylight in front of a lot of people.
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((LT. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT MAKES THIS ONE THAT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND HARD TO BELIEVE, THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY IN FRONT OF A LOT OF CHILDREN. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY SATURDAY AND CHILDREN WERE OUT PLAYING AND RIDING THEIR BIKES IN THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX AND IT'S NO SENSE IN THAT TYPE OF ACTIVITY.))
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Duff says the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Police also arrested 19-year-old Darryl Lee Anthony Gray yesterday on murder charges.
They say Gray shot Siron (sir-AHN) Carr in the head last week after an ongoing altercation between the two men.
` There will be no trial for the three Roanoke police officers who filed reverse discrimination claims.
Scott Altizer and Rick Drewery had sued the police department, along with Susan Camper, complaining that they'd been passed over for promotion.
They said another, less qualified, black woman made the Sergeant's list, when each of the plaintiffs had out-scored her on the placement exam.
Federal Judge Sam Wilson threw out the case, saying Police Chief Joe Gaskins was free to make subjective judgments of his officers, rather than be limited to test scores.
Lexington was the meeting place for a distinguished crowd dicuss the future of public health care.
Eleven experts on Medicare gathered at Washington and Lee's School of Law to debate different aspects of the program.
A W and L professor organized the conference.
He says the Medicare program works well overall, but questions the changes suggested by the Bush administration.
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((TIMOTHY JOST/WASHINGTON AND LEE LAW PROFESSOR: WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS PROPOSED IS ESSENTIALLY USING MANAGED CARE TO TAKE CARE OF OLDER PEOPLE. WE HAVE TRIED THAT, WE TRIED THAT UNDER THE 1997 BUDGET BILL, THE MEDICARE PLUS CHOICE PROGRAM, TURNED OUT TO BE A DISASTER. IT TURNED OUT THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR COULDN'T PROVIDE CARE FOR THE SAME COSTS THAT THE PUBLIC SECTOR HAS BEEN PROVIDING CARE.))
[SUPER=01-Timothy Jost/Washington and Lee Law Professor;]
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All of yesterday's speakers plan to publish their work in the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Jost (JOEst) hopes that will expose their ideas to a larger audience.
A traffic accident on Sunday has left a 16-year-old Botetourt County boy dead.
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State police say Andrew Edward Wilkinson was riding in a Jeep Wrangler driven by his father when it veered off of Cougar Drive and overturned.
Wilkinson WAS wearing his seatbelt.
His father, Dale Wilkinson, was treated and released from the hospital.
State police say they're still investigating what led to the accident.
The younger Wilkinson was a sophomore at the Governor's School and Lord Botetourt High School, as well as a goalie for the J-V soccer team.
A post office in Southeast Roanoke may soon be closing, but residents are petitioning to keep it open.
For years, Wonder Drug Pharmacy has contracted with the Postal Service to sell stamps, money orders and mail letters and packages.
In January, the pharmacy got word that the post office would be shut down in 60-days.
The Postal Service says the business is simply not profitable enough.
At least two petitions are being circulated to keep the location open, which is slated to close on April first.
The Postal Service says the blue drop-box in front of the pharmacy WILL STAY.
He's three years old now and looks like any other healthy little boy...
But Henry Moore of Radford is still fighting a rare syndrome that affects just one in five million people.
Henry was born without an effective immune system and needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.
For three years now-- his parents and doctors have been searching for the perfect marrow match but one still has not been found.
But his parents and family are NOT giving up.
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((ANGELA MOORE: IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT HE'S ACTUALLY GOT THIS DISEASE, AND WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT HIM AND SAY DID HE OUTGROW IT, IT'S HARD FOR ME TO SAY NO, AND THAT'S REALITY FOR ME, WE'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO DO THE TRANSPLANT.))
[SUPER=01-Angela Moore/Henry's Mother; ]
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In the meantime, Henry's parents say he's doing well, thanks to the shots he takes two times a day.
Another marrow drive is scheduled for next month, but an exact date has not been set.