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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds and showers are on the move, but the rainy weather may not arrive until later today.
Brent Watts has the mid- week forecast, coming up.





[7-6-Parker]


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The woman accused of abducting a six-year-old Christiansburg girl has made her first court appearance.
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31-year-old Barbara Parker of Roanoke is charged with felony abduction after she and her step-daughter Candice went missing for nearly 12-hours Saturday. Authorities sent out an Amber Alert for Candice that night. A couple of hours later, Parker turned herself in to Roanoke police. Yesterday, she was appointed an attorney. Parker is being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail.
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[7-11Manns]


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New charges for the same crime have been brought against a Martinsville man.
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19 year old Billy Ray Manns was charged with conspiracy to commit capital murder in connection with the shooting death of Lisa Nicole Thomas in September of 2000.
His first trial ended in a hung jury.
Another jury found Manns NOT GUILTY at the retrial in April.
Now seven months later, a grand jury has indicted Manns with conspiracy to commit murder which could result in a prison term of five to twenty years.
Investigators obtained new information in July when Manns was arrested for breaking and entering in a separate incident in Henry County.
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During the trials, Commonwealth's Attorney Joan Ziglar accused Thomas' husband of hiring Manns to commit the murder.

Maverick Muhammad has never been charged but Martinsville Police say they expect to make more arrests.

[7-11Pillowtex]


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Pillowtex got the go ahead from court to sell 128-million dollars of its assests to liquidators.
A Deleware judge says the sale of Pillowtex's brands, plants and equipment to G-G-S-T can proceed.
GGST has said that it plans to sell Pillowtex's assets rather than operate them.
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[SUPER=03-Fieldale/July 30;]


That leaves in question whether any of its 16 sheet and towel factories in North America will reopen and whether any of the 76-hundred workers who lost their jobs will be rehired.
About a thousand people lost their jobs in Fieldale when the plant there closed in July.
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[7-11VA-Electricity]


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The cost of power may be going up for some Virginians.
Yesterday, Dominion Virginia Power asked state regulators to allow it to raise residential rates by nearly nine percent over two years.
The rate increase would take effect January first, but it first needs approval from the State Corporation Commission.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You might want to throw the umbrella in the car as you head out today, with showers possible later on.
Brent Watts joins us with the latest forecast, in just a few minutes.

[55-11Blacksburg-Sewer]


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Blacksburg town council will take another look at a controversial sewer system.
Last night, the planning commission voted to revise the town's comprehensive plan to include a centralized system.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape]


Last month, town council voted to delay the project to allow more study.
Some residents have criticized the plan, saying it's a threat to the environment.
Council will take up the issue at its October 14th meeting.
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[55-11Transformer]


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Soon some citizens of Iraq will be able to turn on the lights, thanks in part to a Roanoke company.
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Virginia Transformer Corporation was recently hired to construct six transformers.
They will be used to set up a power generation station in Iraq.
Yesterday, the transformers were transported to Iraq on special planes from the Russian Army.
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((SCOTT ELMORE/MANUFACTURING MANAGER: THE BELLY OF IT OPENS UP, THE TAIL WING OPENS UP, AND THE NOSE KINDA OPENS UP. IT'S GOT ITS OWN TROLLEY CRANE SYSTEM INSIDE WITH FOUR HOOKS THAT COME DOWN CAPABLE WITH 30 TONS, LIFTS IT UP INTO THE BELLY OF THE PLANE AND TROLLEYS IT WHERE IT IS GOING TO SET IT, IT IS REALLY AN AWESOME PLANE.))
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The company had just five weeks to complete the project which normally would have taken ten to twelve weeks.
Each transformer will provide electricity for up to 25-thousand homes in Iraq.
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[55-11Jefferson's-Assembly]


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Some local politicians worked the crowd in Bedford County last night at the annual Jefferson's Assembly.
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Sponsored in part by the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce, the event gives members a chance to talk shop with those candidates running for local office.
They included Republican state senator Steve Newman and his Democratic challenger Bob Clarke.
Newman blasted Clarke last week for a survey where Clarke indicated he opposed Virginia's "right to work" laws.
Clarke later called that a mistake and says he has always been very pro-business.
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((BOB CLARKE/D-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: VIRGINIA FREE IS GOING TO RE-EVALUATE ME AND PUT OUT A NEW RATING AND I THINK IT WILL SHOW THAT MY RATING IS AS HIGH IF NOT HIGHER THAN MY OPPONENT'S.)) ((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: HE WENT ON TO ADMIT THAT THE D'S AND THE F'S HE GOT ON BINDING ARBITRATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING WEREN'T MISTAKES. AND BEYOND THAT THERE WERE ACTUALLY 13 D'S AND F'S WHICH MEANS THEY ARE PROBABLY THE MOST ANTI-BUSINESS CANDIDACY WE'VE SEEN IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
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Other candidates at the Assembly last night included Campbell County sheriff Mike Milnor who's opposed by Deputy Terry Gaddy and Lynchburg firefighter Art Lipscomb who hopes to unseat Delegate Lacey Putney.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Showers re- enter the forecast later today, while temperatures warm up into the 60s.
Brent Watts has the complete forecast, up next.




[8-6-Parker]


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The woman accused of disappearing with a six- year- old Christiansburg girl showed up yesterday for her first court appearance.
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31-year-old Barbara Parker of Roanoke is charged with felony abduction after she and her step-daughter Candice went missing for nearly 12-hours Saturday. Authorities sent out an Amber Alert for Candice that night. A couple of hours later, Parker turned herself in to Roanoke police. Yesterday, she was appointed an attorney. Parker is being held without bond at the Montgomery County jail.
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A member of Doctor Cecil Knox's staff, who avoided a trial of her own by pleading guilty, was on the witness stand yesterday testifying against her former boss.
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Tiffany Durham said patients were threatened with prosecution if they forged OxyContin prescriptions or sold their pills, but she indicated Doctor Knox didn't follow through. Knox played "good cop, bad cop" with patients, leaving it up to the staff to account for narcotics, hoping patients would still confide in him. Office Manager Beverly Boone placed a ban on new patients from the Pulaski area, after police reported a number of Knox's patients there had been caught trying to forge narcotic prescriptions.
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Durham testified Boone decided the practice needed to see more new patients, needed the additional revenue, regardless of where they were from, so the ban was eventually lifted. The government is winding up its case.
The defense may begin presenting evidence today.

[8-11Workforce-training]


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Want to make more money?
Governor Warner says many Virginians could double their income just by earning a G-E-D.
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Warner is teaming up with NASCAR to help educate workers about the economic benefits of a high school degree.
The governor's new workforce development initiative also focuses on training workers for jobs that exist.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: EVEN IN SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES LIKE MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY THERE ARE CERTAIN JOBS AVAILABLE BUT THERE MAY NOT BE A WORKFORCE TRAINED FOR THEM. TAKE HEALTH CARE, THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF JOBS ACROSS THE HEALTH CARE AREA THAT ARE GOING UNFILLED BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TRAINED FOR THEM. EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT AUTO MECHANICS, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF AUTO MECHANIC POSITIONS AVAILABLE IF WE HAD MORE PEOPLE TRAINED.))
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Warner says raising the education level of Virginians will help attract new businesses to the state. (------------)