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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll enjoy one more day of temperatures in the 70s, before the cooldown starts tomorrow.
Steve Pardon has your Tuesday forecast, up next.



[7-11Mayfield]


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A school teacher's family wants some answers. In a letter to Roanoke City School Superintendent Wayne Harris, a spokesman for Ronald Mayfield's family is requesting a explanation of events leading up to his death. But Roanoke City school officials say they followed proper procedure in the investigation of an assault charge against the teacher who committed suicide.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Friday;]

The 55- year- old's body was discovered below the Niagara Dam last week. That after a witness saw a man leap from the railing of the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge. A suicide note was found at the scene.
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Mayfield had been suspended with pay after a middle school student accused him of assault. An investigation cleared the teacher of any wrong doing, but his family says he was never notified. The family wants to know why, along with why the complaint was not immediately reported to police.
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[TAKE FS] The family's spokesman writes: "It certainly appears that the Roanoke City School Administration mishandled the entire situation and our family wants some answers to our questions...."
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However, in another letter to school board members yesterday, superintendent Wayne Harris said the administration followed normal procedures.
Harris said the school system did not notify police about the assault charge because there was no evidence of a crime.

[7-11VML]


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The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee set the stage for another budget battle in Richmond.
John Chichester says the state must reinvest in basic services including education, public safety, and transportation.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Local leaders from across the state are in Roanoke for the annual conference of the Virginia Municipal league.
Yesterday morning they heard from Chichester and VCU political analyst Robert Holsworth.
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((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/VCU CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY: LARGELY I THINK THAT SENATOR CHICHESTER WILL CERTAINLY BE LEADING ONE POSITION THERE IN THE SENATE. AND AT THE MOMENT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE WHO THINK THAT WHILE WE MAY NEED SOME FORM OF TAX RESTRUCTURING WHILE WE MAY NEED REINVESTMENT, TAX RESTRUCTURING SHOULD BE REVENUE NEUTRAL, AND REINVESTMENT SHOULD COME FROM RE-ORDERING EXISTING PRIORITIES.))
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[OUT Q=re-ordering existing priorities.]
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Because it's unlikely that the November elections will change the balance of power in the General Assembly, Holsworth says, the budget fight will play out inside the Republican Party.
Holsworth isn't predicting which camp will prevail.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We should see more clouds than sun today, but temperatures stay on the mild side.
Steve Pardon has your Tuesday outlook, right after the news.

[55-5-Knox]


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A month and and a half after it started, final arguments are set to begin today in the trial of pain specialist Doctor Cecil Knox.
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Knox was back on the witness stand yesterday. He said he encouraged pharmacies to call his office to authenticate prescriptions, if there was any doubt about them.

Throughout the trial- -now in its seventh week- - certain people have been there almost every day. Fourteen year old Brittany Boone is one of them. She's grown up considering Knox and his associates family.
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((THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE I WASN'T THERE. THERE'S NOTHING MAKES ME TURN AROUND AND THINK THEY WOULDN'T BE INNOCENT.))
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[V/O-NAT] The indictment charges her Mother, Bev Boone, with many of the same things Dr. Knox is accused of. The jury could get the case as early as today... or sometime tomorrow.
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[55-2-11Bus-Accident]


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No students were on a Bedford County school bus when it was rear-ended by a tractor trailer yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


It happened around 2:30.
Bus number 60 was headed north on Route 122 near the intersection with Stony Fork Road.
That's when it was struck from behind by a truck driven by 32-year-old Jeffrey Cook of Glade Hill.
The bus driver, 41-year-old Angelika Donahue of Moneta, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
State police are looking into whether to charge the truck driver.
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[55-11Hope-Center]


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A new facility in Wythe County will soon offer one-stop service to people in need.
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[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]

At least a half-dozen agencies will be housed inside the new HOPE Center in Wytheville. HOPE is an established organization. It stands for Helping Overcome Poverty's Existence. The new center will provide a range of services to help people in need including the disabled.
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((RICK BOUCHER/9TH DISTRICT: THE AGENCIES BENEFIT THROUGH A REDUCTION IN COST THROUGH THEIR COMMON PRESENCE HERE AT THE FACILITY AND THE RECIPIENTS BENEFIT BY HAVING ACCESS TO ALL OF THOSE SERVICES IN ONE LOCATION.))
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Congressman Boucher helped raised federal funding for the project. The HOPE center will serve residents in Wythe county, as well as Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth and the city of Galax.
It's scheduled to open next month.
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[55-11Historic-Planes]


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The Virginia Tech Airport is letting World-War Two enthusiasts fly back in time.
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The vintage B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-24 Liberator are on display at the airport in honor of World War Two veterans. The planes have been restored to their wartime condition. Only five B-17's of this type are currently flying in the U-S, while the B-24 is the only one of its kind flying in the world. The planes will be on display today. You'll have to pay though to actually fly in one. It'll cost 400-dollars.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Highs today will once again soar into the 70s...but be prepared for the return of cooler weather by tomorrow.
Steve Pardon has details, in your Tuesday forecast, right after the news.




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A developer's plans to build a new subdivision in the Back Creek area of Southwest Roanoke County isn't sitting well with nearby residents.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Developer David Vaughn wants to build up to 200 homes near the Blue Ridge Parkway, located behind Back Creek Elementary. But residents in the community have many concerns about the development, one of them being schools.
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((BOB SEYMOUR/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CONTINUAL GROWTH THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE NEED TO EXPAND THE FACILITIES IN ANTICIPATION OF THAT GROWTH.))
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Vaughn has offered to build a new elementary school and lease it back to the county.
He also agreed to add a turning lane on Route 221, but many residents say it will cause overcrowding. A group called "Citizens for Smart Growth" admits it will be difficult to stop Vaughn unless he plans to use the county's water and septic system.
If that happens, it would have to go to a vote before the planning commission, and then the board of supervisors.

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[8-11Tire-Plant]


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It hasn't been a smooth ride-- but the state has given the green light to a controversial tire- burning power plant.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./July]


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit to Tire Energy Corporation.
The company plans to build the plant in the Martinsville Industrial Park, and have it up and running by early next year.
Some nearby residents oppose the project; they're concerned about the impact on the environment.
That prompted D-E-Q to limit the emission of five additional pollutants.
Tire Energy Corporation has also agreed to reduce the number of tires it can burn each year.
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[8-11Barrels]


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Hazardous chemicals have been discovered in some containers on the site of Roanoke's new Stadium- Amphitheatre.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 26;]

Crews have dug up containers several times since late August, including one barrel and four pails unearthed earlier this month. Tests on those containers revealed chloroform, trichloro- ethene, and lead in amounts exceeding federal regulatory thresholds. That means they have to be handled as hazardous waste. City officials say the chemicals are the same ones already identified on the site going back to the 19-70's, and no new containers have been found since.
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[8-2-11File-Sharing]


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People who like to download music may have to change their tune.
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The Recording Industry Association of America is threatening to sue another 204 people for copyright infringement.
This in addition to the 261 individuals the association has already sued for illegally swapping songs over the internet.
What do the artists think about this?
We put that question to members of Matchbox 20 when the band played in Roanoke over the weekend.
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[IN Q=if you can]

((ROB THOMAS/LEAD SINGER: IF YOU CAN BUY A COMPUTER AND CD BURNING YOU CAN BUY A CD, C'MON.)) ((PAUL DOUCETTE/DRUMMER: THAT SAID I THINK IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF PAYING 17 DOLLARS FOR A CD THEY ONLY LIKE ONE SONG ON.))
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The band says the solution is to lower c-d prices and ticket prices for concerts.
Members also think it is wrong for the music industry to sue 16 year olds for music piracy. (------------)