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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
As we wake up to temperatures in the 30s and 40s, be prepared for even colder weather tonight.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the forecast.






[7-3-11Methadone-Clinic]


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The Life Center of Galax, the company who wants to locate a drug treatment clinic at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road is prepared to do battle.
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Yesterday, the company issued a statement saying it is willing to look at alternative locations in Roanoke County but is also NOW looking at pursuing its rights to the Colonial Avenue site. The Life Center of Galax says it reached this conclusion after the county originally said zoning at the Colonial Avenue site was conducive to a clinic and then yesterday denied the center a business license. Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix says the bottom line is that the area is not suitable for a drug treatment center.
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((FUZZY MINNIX/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK MOST ANY SOUND THINKING INDIVIDUAL COULD SEE THIS IS NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR THIS AND AS A RESULT OF THE EFFORTS ON EVERYONE'S PART WE CAN FIND ANOTHER PLACE OR COULD TO SOME KIND OF DECISION THE CLINIC SHOULD NOT BE THERE. ))
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Minnix says the county knew denying the business license would open the county up to possible legal action.

[7-2-AM-I81]


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A VDOT advisory panel will start looking at plans to widen Interstate 81.
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The panel will hold its first meeting later today in Salem. Members plan to meet three more times before sending their recommendation to V-DOT by the end of the year. The panel will hear presentations today on the two proposals under consideration, one from Fluor, the other from STAR Solutions. Both would involve some system of tolls to finance the construction.
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[7-11Verizon-Labor]


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Verizon Communications is offering to buy out more than 70 - thousand non union employees in management. The plan includes two weeks of pay for each year of employment up to 35 weeks -- plus a 15 thousand to 30 thousand dollar bonus. A separate buyout offer will be made to at least 12 thousand union technicians and phone operators eligible for retirement.

[7-2-6-Disaster-Center]


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FEMA is answering the call to help victims of Hurricane Isabel in Western Virginia.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
A Disaster Recovery Center will open this morning in the Staunton National Guard Armory.
That's inside Gypsy Hill Park on Thornrose Avenue.
The center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday noon to 5 until further notice.
Those who suffered losses from Hurricane Isabel can get information on federal and state disaster recovery assistance.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunny and cool today with a high near 60.
But we'll have frost and freeze warnings tonight.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, after the news.

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A teenage girl who was reported missing more than a week ago is safe and sound, and back with her parents.
16- year- old Jenni Northrup was reunited with her family last night in Crewe, Virginia-- miles from where she was last seen in Roanoke.
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Jenni says she was kidnapped 10 days ago, after she stopped at a car wash on Williamson Road and asked someone for a cigarette.
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She was able to call her father from a pay phone at the Roanoke Weiner Stand, and used a code word to let him know she was in trouble. She says she was able to escape a day or so later, but was afraid to call home. Jenni's father says she has a history of bi-polar disorder.
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(( JENNI NORTHRUP/MISSING GIRL: I WAS REALLY SCARED TO CALL MY PARENTS BECAUSE I THOUGHT WOULD PUT ME IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL AND I WOULDN'T SEE THEM UNTIL I WAS 18 BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT I WOULD RUN AWAY. AND I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT.))
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Jenni says she stayed in a house in Roanoke for a few days until she heard police coming.
She left and eventually hopped a coal train and ended up in Crewe.
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[55-11EPA-Search]


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A Salem plant is under investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Special Agents with the E-P-A spent yesterday executing warrants at KIK (Kick) Virginia.
The company which makes household products is located on Mill Lane across the street from Sheetz on West Main Street.
Agents on the scene told News 7 they are investigating whether something from the building is causing recent chemical spills in the area.
The company did not return a phone call in search of more information.
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[55-6-Warner-Education]


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Governor Mark Warner says the senior year of high school is often a wasted one...and he's trying to change that.
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Warner says his program, Senior Year Plus, will benefit all high school seniors.
Students not bound for college will be able to earn an industry certification for a trade or technical job.
Those seeking a university degree will be able to earn up to a semester's worth of college credits.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS WILL BENEFIT THEM IN TERMS OF GETTING THAT JUMPSTART ON COLLEGE. IT WILL BENEFIT YOUR FAMILIES, IT WILL BENEFIT VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS AND IT WILL OVERALL BENEFIT OUR GREAT WORLD CLASS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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Warner says shaving one semester off a college education could save students and their parents as much as five thousand dollars.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Plenty of sunshine, but still cool today.
Meanwhile, the coldest temperatures of the season so far are arriving late tonight.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up.




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16- year- old Jenni Northrup is back with her parents after a journey that led her across the state, from Roanoke to Crewe, Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Jenni says she was kidnapped 10 days ago, after she stopped at a car wash on Williamson Road and asked someone for a cigarette.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]

She was able to call her father from a pay phone at the Roanoke Weiner Stand, and used a code word to let him know she was in trouble. She says she was able to escape a day or so later, but was afraid to call home. Jenni's father says she has a history of bi-polar disorder.
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(( JENNI NORTHRUP/MISSING GIRL: I WAS REALLY SCARED TO CALL MY PARENTS BECAUSE I THOUGHT WOULD PUT ME IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL AND I WOULDN'T SEE THEM UNTIL I WAS 18 BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT I WOULD RUN AWAY. AND I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THAT.))
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Jenni says she stayed in a house in Roanoke for a few days until she heard police coming.
She left and eventually hopped a coal train and ended up in Crewe.
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[8-2-11Methadone-Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Life Center of Galax hasn't given up on putting a methadone clinic at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road in Roanoke County.
And company officials say they might even file a lawsuit against the county, if necessary.
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[VO-NAT 03-39 tc 42:11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Yesterday, the company issued a statement saying it is willing to look at alternative locations in Roanoke County but is also NOW looking at pursuing its rights to the Colonial Avenue site. The Life Center of Galax says it reached this conclusion after the county originally said zoning at the Colonial Avenue site was conducive to a clinic and then Tuesday denied the center a business license. Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix says the bottom line is that the area is not suitable for a drug treatment center.
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((FUZZY MINNIX/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK MOST ANY SOUND THINKING INDIVIDUAL COULD SEE THIS IS NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR THIS AND AS A RESULT OF THE EFFORTS ON EVERYONE'S PART WE CAN FIND ANOTHER PLACE OR COULD TO SOME KIND OF DECISION THE CLINIC SHOULD NOT BE THERE. ))
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Minnix says the county knew denying the business license would open the county up to possible legal action.

[8-6-Disaster-Center]


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FEMA is letting hurricane victims in Western Virginia know that they're not being forgotten--
The agency is opening a Disaster Recovery Center in the region.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
The center will open this morning in the Staunton National Guard Armory.
That's inside Gypsy Hill Park on Thornrose Avenue.
The center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 to 7, Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday noon to 5 until further notice.
Those who suffered losses from Hurricane Isabel can get information on federal and state disaster recovery assistance. (-------------)