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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms remain a possibility today.
Steve Pardon has your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.




[7-5Danny-Taylor]


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A convicted crack addict will spend the rest of his life in prison for smothering the 89-year old night manager at Shenandoah Homes last year.
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Danny Rae Taylor has said he didn't mean to kill the woman. But the fact that he was IN the assisted living center when he shouldn't have been AND that he sexually assaulted Helen Cadd led to a plea agreement in the case. Taylor pled guilty yesterday to "felony murder" to avoid a possible death sentence.
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((RANDY LEACH/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: OUR POSITION WAS YOU DON'T STRANGLE SOMEBODY BY ACCIDENT OR SMOTHER THEM. CHRIS KOWALCZUK/TAYLOR'S ATTORNEY: THERE'S NO QUESTION HE CAUSED HER DEATH AND THERE'S NO QUESTION HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER. BUT IF IT'S AN UNINTENTIONAL KILLING IN THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY THEN IT'S FELONY MURDER NOT CAPITAL MURDER.))
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[OUT Q=not capital murder.]
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Taylor was sentenced to life plus five years in prison. He'll be 36 in October.

[7-6Pruner]


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The Patrick Henry High School athletic community is mourning the loss of a long-time supporter.
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Doctor Robert Pruner died of a heart attack while driving to work yesterday.
Pruner was the team physician for 28 years and a prominent Roanoke orthopedic surgeon.
Back in 1995, he was honored at halftime for his years of volunteer service to the Patriots.
Patrick Henry's head trainer says in the seven years she knew "Doctor P," he never missed a football game.
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((JEANNE BROWN/PH HEAD TRAINER: HE LOVED THE SPORT, HE LOVED THE GAME .... HE LOVED THE KIDS.))
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Pruner was 62. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.
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One of the men most responsible for fighting desgregation in Virginia is now 96 years old, and his is still able to captivate a crowd with his experiences and views on civil rights.
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Last night, Virginia civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill brought those stories to Roanoke. Hill was honored by "The Committee for Community Preservation". He and his legal team filed scores of lawsuits during the civil rights era.
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One case was a precursor to the famous Brown versus Board of Education case in 1954. In 1999, Hill was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting out with temperatures in the 60s..but we'll see highs in the 80s today.
Steve Pardon has the Tuesday outlook, up next.





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Schools reopen in less than a month, and one area system will have plenty that's new.
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Pittsylvania County is getting ready to open four new middle schools.
The new state of the art facilities are located in Chatham, Gretna, Dan River, and Tunstall.
The schools feature expanded science labs, bigger classrooms, state of the art computer stations, and a food court style cafeteria.
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((DANNY BOWMAN/CHATHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I THINK PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY HAS REALLY MADE A STEP FORWARD WITH WHAT THEY'VE DONE WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS. WE HAD TWO NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS SEVERAL YEARS AGO THAT IMPROVED THE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND NOW WITH THIS OUR KIDS ARE GOING TO DO MUCH BETTER.))
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Voters passed a forty million dollar referendum three years ago to pay for the project.
Construction is slightly behind schedule at some of the schools but administrators believe they will all be completed in time for the first day of school September second.
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[55-11Scholarships]


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Ten rising high school juniors are already getting a head start on higher education.
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The ten are students at William Fleming High School, selected to participate in the E-C-M-C scholars program.
The program will track their performance and help them prepare for college, and offer each a six thousand dollar scholarship.
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((TRISTAN GOMEZ/ECMC SCHOLAR: IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE WANTS TO HELP ME AND SEE ME SUCCEED, AND THAT MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME.)) ((DONNA KUEBLER/TRISTAN'S MOTHER: EVEN WITH A TWO PARENT FAMILY IT'S A STRUGGLE TO PUT CHILDREN THROUGH COLLEGE, SO THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM THAT HE MAY OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT HAVE.))
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William Fleming is one of ten schools in Virginia selected for the program.
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The city of Radford doesn't seem to mind if you say people there are dogging it.
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Radford is now officially the home of the Guinness Book of Records' "World's Longest Hot Dog." The 22-foot-eight-inch weiner was revealed LAST August during the city's Farewell Memorial Bridge party. The previous record was about 15 feet. Officials say while the honor may seem a bit silly, they're hoping it will draw more people to Radford.
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Once again, we'll keep an eye on the skies for the possibility of showers and storms today.
Otherwise, it should be fairly pleasant.
Steve Pardon has the complete forecast, up next.





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State health officials believe a Botetourt County man has Virginia's first known human case this year of West Nile Virus. Now they're waiting for final confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The man is expected to recover.
He was tested for West Nile after coming down with encephalitis and flu-like symptoms. Doctor Jody Hershey with the New River Health District says more and more cases of West Nile are being detected in birds and mosquito pools in Virginia. He says people need to wear insect repellent and clean out their gutters, bird baths and plant containers on a regular basis. West Nile is spread by mosquitoes, and water is a breeding ground.
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(( DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR; WEST NILE IS ENDEMIC, IT'S IN 44 STATES, IT'S HERE TO STAY JUST LIKE RABIES AND I CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH PEOPLE'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR PREVENTING MOSQUITOES FROM BREEDING AROUND THEIR HOME AND PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM MOSQUITO BITES WHILE THEY'RE OUTSIDE. ))
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Last year, two people died from West Nile in Virginia.

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Telecommunications company N-telos is headed OUT of bankruptcy. A federal judge in Richmond approved the company's reorganization plan yesterday. The Waynesboro-based company will still owe roughly 225-million dollars after it finally emerges. That will happen ten days after the plan is formally entered in court.



[8-11Roanoke-College]


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Holders of the Phi Beta Kappa key now feel more at home on the Roanoke College campus.
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Yesterday, the school announced it has been awarded a charter to start a chapter of the oldest graduate honors organization in the U-S. Roanoke College's 23 members, applied for the charter three years ago.
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((DAVID GRING/ROANOKE COLLEGE PRESIDENT: THE CHAPTER IS NOT REALLY GIVEN TO A COLLEGE. THE CHARTER IS GRANTED TO THE MEMBERS ON THAT CAMPUS. SO ROANOKE COLLEGE WILL SHELTER A CHAPTER OF PHI BETA KAPPA..))
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There are fewer than 3-hundred Phi Beta Kappa chapters nationwide. Roanoke College expects to elect its first student members next spring.
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