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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see sunshine returning to the forecast, with highs in the 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.





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Meanwhile, the hurricane and yesterday's heavy downpours have led to a few school closings and delays.

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[7-11Drug-Bust]


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A multi-state drug ring based in Halifax County has been put out of business by authorities. They say it stretched from New York to North Carolina.
Seven men from South Boston, Danville and Maryland are under arrest, charged with drug possession and distribution.
Police say the alleged ringleader was responsible for distributing 80 kilos of cocaine and crack over the past two years.
Officers say 80 kilos has a street value of nearly eight-million dollars.

[7-VOB-Methadone-Clinic]


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Residents in one Roanoke county community came together to say they don't want a drug treatment center in their neighborhood.
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[super=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Last night, more than 150 residents came together with county leaders to discuss the issue at an informational meeting. They're upset that the Life Center of Galax wants to locate a methadone clinic at the corner of Ogden Road and Colonial Avenue. Neighbors say the facility has no place in a residential area. They're voicing concerns over traffic and nearby schools.
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((ALLEN TRIGGER/CLINIC OPPONENT: THE FIRST TIME MY CHILD IS EXPOSED IN ANY WAY, TO A DRUG DEALER OR ADDICT YOU'RE GOING TO GET A PREDICTABLE RESPONSE AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE RATIONAL. ))
[super=01-Allen Trigger/Clinic Opponent;]
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[OUT Q= TO BE RATIONAL.]
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County leaders told the crowd they too are committed to finding ANOTHER location in the county for the facility. They also helped residents form a committee to continue to fight the plan because the center has not yet secured a license from the state to begin operating.

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Utility crews are making progress in repairing services to Appomattox County as several thousand residents wake up to another day without electricity.
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Yesterday, many residents visited the Fire Department, where the American Red Cross distributed a supply of food vouchers, and other volunteers passed out bottled water supplied by the state.
Near Isabelle Street, and other areas touched by the hurricane, crews were working to clear damaged trees and other debris.
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[IN Q=We had a few customers]

((RAYMOND HENSLEY: WE HAD A FEW CUSTOMERS BLOCKED IN. THEY COULDN'T GET OUT OF THEIR DRIVEWAY. WE HAD SOME THAT WERE OUT OF TOWN AND COME BACK AND COULDN'T GET TO THEIR HOUSE, SO WE TRY TO GET TO THOSE AND DO WHAT WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Raymond Hensley/Wisecarver Tree Service;]
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[OUT Q=and do what we can.]
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Officials are asking county residents to report residential damages caused by Hurricane Isabel.
Citizens can submit estimates to the county administrator's office until two Friday afternoon.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You can replace the umbrella with the sunglasses today, as rain moves out of the region and sunshine moves in.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Tuesday outlook, straight ahead.

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We have some school information to pass along to you.
Several schools across our region are either closed or delayed today because of the recent rainfall.
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One Botetourt County community helped police in busting burglars who were allegedly involved in a string of burglaries. 21 year old James Justin Turner of Weyers (Weers) Cave, 20 year old Chris W. Davis of Eagle Rock, and a 17 year old Botetourt County juvenile have all been charged with four counts of burglary and larceny each. Nearly forty-thousand dollars worth of stolen goods were taken in the month long series of burglaries. Sheriff Ronald Sprinkle credits the direct involvement of a cooperative community in north Botetourt County with the arrest. Alleghany County authorities are also charging them with one count of burglary that happened in that area. [55-11City-

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Construction crews say Lynchburg's City Stadium will be finish by the end of the year despite losing three months of work to snow and rain.
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The ballpark is undergoing a five-million dollar renovation that will upgrade seating and concessions and add five skyboxes.
The work was supposed to be finished last spring, but wet weather delayed much of the construction.
Now fans can look forward to the 2004 season opener.
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((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK WE SEE, LIKE YOU SAY, THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL NOW AND IT'S REALLY GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND WE'RE EXCITED AND HOPEFUL THAT EVERYTHING'S GOING TO GO WELL DURING THIS OFFSEASON TO WHERE WE WON'T HAVE ANY HEADACHES COME APRIL ONE.))
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[OUT Q=come April One.]
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Sunwall says the construction and other weather-related delays cost the team tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
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[55-11Foreign-Students]


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More and more foreign languages are being spoken in Roanoke area schools even though they are not the one being taught.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


This year brought a record number of international students to Roanoke City and County schools.
But schools have been noticing the increase for a long time.
Foreign student enrollment in Roanoke County jumped 600 percent in the last 11 years.
In Roanoke City, there are four times as many foreign students as there were 10 years ago.
Many say their families moved here FOR the schools.
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((GUILLERMO BELTRAN/ESL STUDENT: THE SCHOOLS ARE BEAUTIFUL. WHEN THEY FIRST SEE ALL THE SCHOOLS IN ROANOKE. THEY WERE LIKE, OH THIS IS WONDERFUL. ))
[SUPER=01-Guillermo Beltran/English Language Student;]
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[OUT Q=oh, this is wonderful.]
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Most students become proficient in English after about one and a half years of special instruction.
The pressure is on now, because it's the first year SOL scores will count for international students.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Yesterday's heavy rains are giving way to sunshine on this first day of Fall.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the forecast, right after the news.





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Meanwhile, the recent heavy rains have put a damper on schedules for several schools today.

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[8-Pitts-Fatal]


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Authorities in Pittsylvania County are reporting a fatal accident.
They say one person was killed, but there are no reports of any other injuries.
The accident this morning involved two vehicles at the intersection of Martinsville Highway 58 and Whispering Pines.
Authorities are still on the scene, but traffic is not being affected.

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A Patrick County landowner was so angered when authorities came on his property to talk about using his land for a natural gas pipeline ...he allegedly threatened to kill a Deputy U-S Marshal.
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Now Harvey Glenn Fulcher may benefit from a ruling by the same judge who gave the utility the right to seize his property. Fulcher had reached an agreement to plead guilty yesterday to a reduced charge. But Jackson Kiser rejected it, saying "we're using a baseball bat to kill a gnat." The judge urged the government to put Fulcher in a pre-trial diversion program.
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[IN Q=Basically, it's like]

((BASICALLY, IT'S LIKE PROBATION. THAT YOU DON'T BREAK THE LAW. THE BEST THING ABOUT IT IS THAT HE ENDS UP WITH NO CRIMINAL CONVICTION. There wouldn't even be a misdemeanor? NO, THERE WOULDN'T EVEN BE A MISDEMEANOR. ))
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[OUT Q=be a misdemeanor. (his response)]
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Either way, Fulcher would be on probation for two years.
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[8-11John-Major]


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The U-S is still in control even though the world economy is changing fast.
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That's the message former British Prime Minister John Major brought to Roanoke yesterday.
Major spoke to the Commonwealth of Virginia's Information Technology Symposium at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[IN Q=For the moment]

((JOHN MAJOR/FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER; FOR THE MOMENT AMERICA IS THE PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR TO EVENTS. IN THE YEARS TO COME, THE E-U, CHINA WILL BECOME EVER MORE IMPORTANT. BUT FOR NOT THEIR INFLUENCE IS SECONDARY.))
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[OUT Q=influence is secondary.]
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Major says markets, not governments, now rule economies. And growing technology now ensures those markets never sleep.
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More than 800 senior-level business, government and educational leaders are discussing critical technology issues at the symposium.