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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures in the 30s today will gradually climb into the upper 50s later on.
Then, we're in for a warm-up this weekend.
Brent Watts has your Friday forecast, up next.





[7-5-Beamer]


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Virginia Tech's head football coach says he's sorry for what he did.
Frank Beamer hit a player on the helmet during Wednesday night's game against West Virginia.
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Frustrated by the Hokies' poor performance -- and wide receiver Ernest Wilford's penalties -- Beamer smacked Wilford's helmet, then grabbed his arm.
Beamer says he didn't mean to do it and apologized to Wilford.
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((FRANK BEAMER: I JUST ... I SLAPPED HIM ON THE HEAD GEAR AND I DIDN'T MEAN THAT. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT AND THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED. ))
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Wilford -- a senior from Richmond -- says he loves his coach and has no hard feelings.
The Big East, NCAA and game officials say they have no jurisdiction in the matter.
Virginia Tech says it's satisfied with Beamer's apology and will not take any action against the coach.
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[7-11Wal-Mart-Arrests]


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Several Walmart stores across the state are having immigration problems.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

6 stores in Virginia were raided, including stores in Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Lexington and Harrisonburg. Employees at the Lexington store said they believed some workers on the cleaning crew were detained.
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No official word on how many people were arrested, if any, at the Virginia stores.
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[7-11Council]


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Roanoke criminals will help finance a new police academy in downtown Roanoke.
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Yesterday, City Council approved a measure that will add a three dollar assessment fee to court costs. The extra money will go toward the relocation of the police academy, but council members say law abiding citizens won't have to worry about the added expense.
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[IN Q=This fee only applies]

((BILL BESTPITCH: THIS FEE ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONVICTED OF AN OFFENSE IN THE CITY AND FRANKLY, I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER GROUP OF FOLKS TO HELP US RAISE MONEY TO TRAIN THE POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE GOING TO BE NEEDED IN THE FUTURE TO ENFORCE THOSE LAWS.))
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[OUT Q=enforce those laws]
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The academy is currently housed at the Jefferson Center, but police hope to triple the space they have now. Academy director Keith Sidwell is looking at a variety of locations for the school. Both Roanoke county and city officers are trained at the Academy.
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[7-6-NRV-Industries]


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Soon-to-be out of work employees at New River Industries will recieve a helping hand.
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[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]

The company announced Wednesday that fifty to one-hundred workers at the Fairlawn plant are expected to lose their jobs. Representative Rick Boucher is asking the federal government to provide those employees with workers' assistance. Amongh other services the funds would provide career counseling, job search assistance, and meal and transportation allowances. Boucher's also requested a health coverage tax credit. New River Industries weaves fabrics for apparels and outdoor furniture and has been operating out of its Fairlawn plant since 1992.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine today and tomorrow, but showers re- enter the weather picture by Sunday.
Brent Watts has your weekend forecast details, right after the news.

[55-11Pulaski-Fire]


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Firefighters have contained a brush fire in Pulaski County.
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The fire was not caused by accident.
Authorities say someone set the fire in a garbage dump near the Giles County border. 40 to 50 acres burned on the north side of Cloyd's Mountain. The Forestry Department will keep a close eye on that area over the next couple of days.
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[55-3-11Knox]


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Jurors will continue to diliberate in the trial of Doctor Cecil Knox again today.
After a full day of discussion, the jury went home for the night and will continue working on a verdict this morning.

[55-AM-Wood-Brother]


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The most recognizable racing team in Virginia may be hitting the road.
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The Wood Brothers have told officials in Patrick County that it may move its race shop to Charlotte, possibly by the 2004 season.
The move would reportedly help the team remain competitive.
The plan is far from definite, but it was enough for Governor Mark Warner to request a meeting with the Wood Brothers last Sunday at the Martinsville race.
The governor declined to provide details about that meeting but says he hopes the team remains here in Virginia.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP OUR MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY. THE WOOD BROTHERS WERE FAMILIAR WITH THAT. I THINK THEY WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN VIRGINIA BUT I THINK WHAT THEY ARE ALSO LOOKING AT IS PRESSURES FROM THE HEAD OF THE WHOLE RACING TEAM FROM THE ROUSH BROTHERS THAT PUTS ENORMOUS PRESSURE ON THEM.))
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Governor Warner says he is looking at several options in hopes of keeping the team here but declined to give specifics.
We should mention the business office and the racing museum located in the Patrick County Business Park would remain.
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Sources tell us if the move to Charlotte goes through, it would happen in phases and less than fifteen people would lose their jobs.


[55-11Ferrum-Festival]


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Thousands of people will be in Ferrum this weekend for the 30th annual Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.
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Lucy Ricardo has coordinated the Mountain Comforts Quilt Show since it started fifteen years ago.
This year, the event will feature miniature quilts with blue ridge mountain scenes, and the work of twenty young quilters under the age of thirteen.
More than 100 pieces by many of the region's most- talented quilters will be on display.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival will be held Saturday on the Ferrum College campus. Activities are scheduled from ten a-m to five p-m.

[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A chilly start to the day, but afternoon temperatures will climb to near 60.
Brent Watts has the complete Friday outlook, after the news.





[8-11Bede]


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A woman shot randomly by two teenage boys on a Tennessee highway says a popular video game is at least partly to blame.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July; QUICK!!!!]


We last talked to Kimberly Bede (Bee-dee) of Moneta back in July, just a week after she'd been shot on Interstate 40 in Tennessee.
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She's since moved to North Carolina and still has bullet fragments near her spine.
She's also now part of a 256 million dollar lawsuit against the designers and distributers of Grand Theft Auto 3... the game the two teenage shooters say inspired them.
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((KIMBERLY BEDE/SHOOTING VICTIM; IN THE GAME THEY CAN KILL PEOPLE AND KILL THEMSELVES AND PLAY AGAIN, BUT IN THE REAL WORLD, THERE'S NO SECOND CHANCES.))
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The two teenage boys plead guilty back in August and could be kept in state custody until they're 19.
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[8-11Schools]


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The Roanoke task force on school safety should begin its work by next month.
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An organizing committee has been working for several weeks to develop a plan and determine who'll make up the committee.
They hope to have the names of all 38 members by the end of next week, and they're planning the group's first meeting next month.
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((NELSON HARRIS: IT'S NEVER POSSIBLE TO GO BACK AND UNDO THE PAST. WE CAN'T CHANGE THE PAST , BUT WE CAN AS A COMMUNITY, AS A COUNCIL, A SCHOOL BOARD AND AS A TASK FORCE LOOK AHEAD. AND THAT'S WHAT I THINK THE TONE OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE HAS BEEN. ))
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[OUT Q=the organizing committee has been.]
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City Council had asked for a report by the end of the year, but officials now say the review will require more time.

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Governor Mark Warner wants a billion dollars worth of research done in Virginia every year.
A new facility in Danville could help the Commonwealth reach that goal.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Warner got a sneak peek of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, a 15-million dollar research lab being built in the city's new cyber-park.
When it opens next year, the Institute will provide training and research opportunities in a number of high-tech fields.
It also figures to attract jobs and economic development to Southside.
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[IN Q=This is about]

((GOV. MARK WARNER: THIS IS ABOUT MAKING AN INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE. THIS IS ABOUT GOVERNMENT STEPPING UP AND DOING ITS SHARE AND RECOGNIZING THAT THE PAYOFF MAY NOT COME NEXT YEAR OR THE NEXT BIENNIUM.))
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[OUT Q=the next biennium.]
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Virginia Tech announced yesterday that it's moving a million dollars worth of polymer research to Danville when the Institute opens. (------------)