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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We still can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm, but our outlook continues to improve into the weekend.
Brent Watts has your forecast after the news.





[7-Danville-Fatal]


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A Danville man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in the city last night.
Police say charges are pending in the case. Edward McKinley Stowe of Danville died early today, several hours after the accident along Piney Forest Road.
Police say a vehicle crossed the median lane and struck his Lexus S-U-V, which then overturned. Investigators say Linda Bluher Eanes was driving the second vehicle.
We have no word yet on her condition.



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A team looking into whether discipline and incidents of violence were under-reported in the Roanoke school system has issued its findings.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The three-person team from the Virginia Department of Education visited the school system a month ago, following allegations that officials under- reported incidents of crime, violence and discipline. Last night, a spokesperson for the team told the school board they did NOT uncover any evidence of under- reporting during their week long stay. Board member Melinda Payne belives Roanoke schools are safe overall-- and says the job now is to convince the public.


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[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/School Board Member;]

(( I THINK OVERALL WE HAVE SAFE SCHOOLS BUT IF I PERCEIVE THAT THEY'RE NOT SAFE THAT'S MY REALITY, AND I THINK THAT IF I HAVE A CHILD IN SCHOOL I WANT TO BE ASSURED THAT WHILE MY CHILD IS IN CLASS WHETHER IT'S AT HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE OR ELEMENTARY... THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE SAFE ON A DAILY BASIS.))
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Superintendent Wayne Harris told the school board that the under-reporting of acts of violence in the school system was not a problem on the part of principals-- He says the error occurred in the school system's central office.
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[7-Sex-Shops]


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Blacksburg's town council has approved new restrictions for sexually-oriented businesses, even if none currently exist there.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


That means any business that sells adult novelty items or entertainment must be at least 500-feet away from places such as schools, churches and libraries.
The ordinance was approved unanimously and goes into effect immediately.
There currently are not any adult oriented businesses in Blacksburg, but town leaders say they wanted to be proactive.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. It looks like the worst of the wet weather is gone, but we can't rule out another shower or thunderstorm.
Brent Watts has the complete forecast in just a few minutes.

[55Rubatex-Stabbing]


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A Rubatex employee is charged with stabbing a fellow worker at the plant in Bedford.
55-year old Saford F. Orange of Thaxton is charged with malicious wounding.
Officers say he stabbed 47 year old Charles H. Cunningham in the back yesterday after an altercation inside their workplace.
Cunningham was treated and released from Bedford Memorial Hospital.


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One hundred firefighters from our region are out west, and they have a big job ahead.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Five crews left Roanoke yesterday for Montana.
They're helping to fight a massive wildfire in Flathead National Forest.
The Crazy Horse Fire as it is called- has already consumed nearly two thousand acres and none of it is contained.
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((GREG SANDERS/FIRE MANAGEMENT OFFICER: DEPENDING ON THE ASSIGNMENT THEY GET THEY MAY BE DIGGING FIRE LINE OR MOPPING UP WHERE IT HAS ALREADY CONTAINED, PROTECTING HOUSES, OUR CREWS ARE VERSATILE, SO IT JUST DEPENDS ON THE NEED OF THE DAY OF WHAT WE'LL HAVE THEM DOING.))
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It is common for firefighters in the East to help with western fires in the summer.
That's because firefighters from the west often help with eastern fires in the spring and fall.
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[IN Q=In the last few years]

((HAROLD FISHER/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WITH THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS WE HAD CONTINOUS FIRE SEASON SO YEAH IT IS KINDA NICE TO HAVE A BREAK DOWN HERE.))
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The firefighters will work fourteen to sixteen hour days for the next two weeks.
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[55-11Peay]


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The number of female cadets entering Virginia Military Institute is rising.
This year's number will be about 50 per cent higher than the first group to enter under court order six years ago.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]

30- women showed up that Fall of 1997. As of today, V-M-I has received deposits from 46 women among the 425 members of the class of 2007. 27- female cadets had sent in their money as of this time LAST year. Less than 10-percent of the Corps of Cadets is comprised of women across the four classes.
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[IN Q=There will be]

((BINFORD PEAY/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; THERE WILL BE A GROWTH IN WOMEN THIS YEAR. NUMBERS WILL BE UP SOMEWHERE 44, 46 OF WHICH A LARGE NUMBER FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. RIGHT NOW WE'RE EXPECTING 27 YOUNG LADIES TO MATRICULATE FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. THAT'S UP CONSIDERABLY FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.))
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Half of all prospective cadets filed their applications "on line."
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. The weekend is already looking great, and the rest of the week doesn't look too bad, either.
Brent Watts has your forecast details after the news.





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The union representing thousands of former Pillowtex workers has been appointed co-chair of the company's creditors committee.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./July 30;]

Pillowtex declared bankruptcy last month, leaving thousands of employees without jobs, including more than a thousand at its Fieldale plant in Henry County. UNITE, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile employees, will work with other creditors committee members to pay claims and try to preserve whatever benefits and jobs it can. But industry experts say it's unlikely that many domestic manufacturing operations can be saved.
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Danville police say charges are pending after a two-vehicle accident killed one of the drivers. Edward McKinley Stowe of Danville died early today, several hours after the accident along Piney Forest Road.
Police say a vehicle crossed the median lane and struck his Lexus S-U-V, which then overturned. Investigators say Linda Bluher Eanes was driving the second vehicle. We have no word yet on her condition.



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Last year's eavesdropping scandal has led another Virginia Republican party leader to resign.
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Gary Thomson stepped down yesterday as chairman of the state's Republican Party.
He resigned after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting in the unauthorized publication of a wire communication.
Thomson was ordered to pay a two-thousand dollar fine for committing the misdemeanor.
He was also sentenced to two years of probation.
The plea came out of a 16 month investigation into charges that a Republican operative listened in on two Democratic conference calls last year.
Ed Matricardi, the former executive director of the state's GOP, pleaded guilty to a felony last month for his role in the case.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THIS THING SEEMS TO HAVE NO END. AGAIN WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE? WHY HAVEN'T THE TOP REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS GOTTEN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. I THINK ALL OF US IN BOTH PARTIES THAT ARE PLAYING BY THE RULES, HOPE THIS IS THE FINAL CHAPTER IN THIS SORRY INCIDENT.))
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Party officials say they hope to replace Thomson as soon as possible.
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