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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
Today will be partly sunny with cooler than normal temperatures.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your mid-week forecast coming up later.





[7-3-11Campbell-Fire]


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Authorities have yet to determine what started a fire at a Campbell County factory.
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The first crews to arrive at Trans World Connections off Timberlake Drive found smoke and flames coming from the roof of the two-story building.
The blaze broke out in a group of offices there around 6:30 yesterday evening.
Firefighters were able to enter the building and get the blaze under control in about a half hour.
The company makes cable harnesses and was in the process of downsizing and moving to another building across the street.
The structure that caught fire had actually been sold last week.. the owner of the business says he's not sure how the fire will affect that transaction.
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[7-11Warner-education]


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Governor Warner's is looking for accountability in Virginia's schools.
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Warner is sending state auditors into school systems to conduct efficiency reviews.
These experts will be looking for ways the schools can cut administrative costs.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: EVEN THE MOST WELL RUN ENTERPRISE CAN IMPROVE ITSELF AND BECOME MORE EFFICIENT. PARTICULARLY DURING LEAN TIMES AND LORD KNOWS WE'RE IN LEAN TIMES FISCALLY.))
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The governor also wants to conduct a statewide performance review to see how effectively each school district is using its resources.
He says developing common data will give parents and policy-makers a user-friendly picture of how their schools are performing.
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[7-2-VOB-City-Schools]


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The Roanoke school board is has agreed to put its school violence reporting under the microscope once more.
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The state recently reviewed how the school system reports such incidents. It found NO evidence of intentional under-reporting by school officials. But Roanoke city council and the municipal auditor called for a new, more thorough audit to restore public confidence in the school system. Last night, the school board approved the request.
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((THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REVIEW TOLD US WE HAD SOME PROCESS PROBLEMS BUT WE HAVEN'T REALLY IDENTIFIED THE MAGNITUDE OF THE DISCREPANCIES OR IF THERE ARE DISCREPANCIES AND WHAT THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF IT IS AND IF YOU DON'T DO THAT THERE'S GOING TO REMAIN TO BE OPEN QUESTIONS. ))
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Superintendent Wayne Harris assured the auditor that he and his staff will cooperate fully...saying they have nothing to hide.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
Today will be partly sunny with temperatures in the 70's.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner have today's forecast after the news.

[55-11L'burg-Council]


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Businesses in downtown Lynchburg that have been hurt by construction are getting some help from city council.
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Last night, City council appropriated 50-thousand dollars for a program.
It'll help businesses recoup losses they suffer from street and sewer construction.
The program is geared mostly toward downtown businesses which have been adversely affected by streetscape improvements along Ninth Street.
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((BOB PENDLETON/LYNCH'S LANDING: THE LONG-TERM BENEFITS ARE GOING TO BE REALIZED AT THE END OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS BUT IN THE INTERIM THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME DISRUPTION OF BUSINESS. AND THIS IS AN EFFORT BY THE CITY TO SOFTEN THAT BLOW A LITTLE BIT.))
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Affected businesses can apply for grants of up to five thousand dollars to help with interior and exterior improvements or to buy new equipment to help increase sales.
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[55-2-11Skatepark]


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Lynchburg city council gave another boost to downtown by endorsing plans for a skatepark.
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The Amazement Square Children's Museum is organizing the effort to build the park next to its building on Ninth Street near the riverfront.
The city is already kicking in 50-thousand dollars toward the estimated 150-to-200-thousand dollar cost.
And last night, Lynchburg donated a parcel of land -- three quarters of an acre- where the park will be built.
Organizers hope to have the skatepark finished by next fall.
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[55-11Music-Download]


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Many Virginia Tech students know it is against the law and school policy, but they download music off the Internet anyway.
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The Recording Industry Association of America is suing 261 people across the country who download and then re-distribute music.
The trade group has also subpoenaed several universities demanding the names and addresses of students it suspects share copyrighted music.
Virginia Tech has yet to receive a subpoena, but officials say the university will comply if ordered.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: IN THE PAST IT HAS BEEN OUR POSITION THAT AS AN ISP WE SHOULDN'T GIVE THAT OUT INFORMATION BUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REQUIRES THAT TO BE DONE.)) ((JAMES OWENS/VIRGINIA TECH FRESHMEN: I DOWNLOAD MUSIC ON A REGULAR BASIS OF LIKE FIVE TEN SONGS A DAY. THAT MANY? YEAH, YOU CAN MORE THAN THAT IF YOU WANT TO.))
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Last year, Virginia Tech received over 450 complaints from the recording industry.
Students who violate the policy receive a formal warning or judicial referrals.
The university is also educating students during orientation about copyright infringement.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
Fall is right around the corner with cooler than normal temperatures.
Meteorlogist Leo Hirsbrunner will have you forecast a little bit later.





[8-2-11Pillowtex]


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Laid off Pillowtex workers can receive assistance from the federal government.
Yesterday, Senator George Allen said that former workers will be eligible for help under the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
Workers will be able to get job retraining, cash payments and tax credits for health insurance costs,

[8-11Blacksburg-Sewer]


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Opponents of a controversial sewer project in Blacksburg won a small victory last night.
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After heeding advice from the town's planning commission, the council voted to delay the project for 30 days to allow for more study. In July, the town approved a plan to build a centralized sewer system that would include service to the Tom's Creek area. But many residents criticized the decision, saying the project is a threat to the environment. The system will replace the current one, which is at full capacity.
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[8-2-11Bus-Accident]


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State police say the driver of a pick-up truck that was hit by a school bus full of kids is at fault in the accident.

Frank Harrison the Third of Newport is charged with stopping on a highway.
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It happened around 3:45 yesterday afternoon on McCoy Road in Montgomery County. Troopers say the bus was traveling toward the New River, when it rear-ended Harrison's pickup. A witness says Harrison was trying to turn his truck around when he was hit.
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((WILLIAM BROWNELL/WITNESS: AND SO I CAUGHT UP WITH HIM ON THE NEXT HILL AND HE HAD PULLED OFF THE ROAD SO I TURNED OFF THE ENGINE, TOLD HIM DON'T MOVE AND THEN I CALLED THE POLICE 32.))
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The bus was carrying about 25 children. Three were taken away in ambulances, but only two needed treatment at the hospital. Harrison was also treated.
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[8-11Floyd-Center]


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After a major renovation, a former dairy barn in Floyd County will re-open this weekend as a cultural center and business incubator.
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The exterior of the Jacksonville Center looks much as it did when the structure was built in the 1940s.
But inside, the renovations have turned the dairy barn into a gallery, and a work space for artists and craftsmen.

Organizers hope the center will bring tourists to the area, and help artists launch successful businesses.
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The grand opening will include a variety of events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.