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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for warmer temperatures today, with highs climbing into the 60s.
Brent Watts has your mid- week forecast, up next.





[7-11Methadone-Clinic]


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The Life Center of Galax still intends on locating in Roanoke County.. But the board of supervisors has approved a zoning change that should prevent drug treatment programs from locating in residential areas in the future.
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The zoning amendment was prompted by the recent controversy surrounding plans for a methadone clinic.
But the change will NOT affect that proposal, because the new provision cannot be applied retroactively.
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In the future, outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers will be allowed only in commercial districts, and only with a special use permit.

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A Martinsville man faces a number of charges as the result of a child pornography investigation. After receiving witness statements, police searched 44 year old Billy Gene Stoneman's house on Monday and seized a number of items dealing with child pornography. Stoneman is being held without bond in the Martinsville City Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.

[7-6-School-Board]


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Even though the November election hasn't happened yet, some Roanoke citizens are already thinking about next spring's ballot.
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The Roanoke Education Association and the Roanoke City Retired Teachers Association want citizen's to pick the city's school board members.
As it is now, the Roanoke School Board is appointed by city council.
Supporters today announced plans to collect signatures in hopes of putting the issue on the ballot next May.
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[IN Q=With an elected]

((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WITH AN ELECTED PROCESS THAN NOT TO MAKE A POLITICAL ARENA IT CERTAINLY DOES GIVE MORE PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE.))
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[OUT Q=opportunity to participate]
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A similar drive this past spring failed but organizers are confident they can get the five thousand signatures needed by January.
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[7-6-Teacher-shortage]


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Radford University is hoping to help ease Virginia's teacher shortage.
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The university is offering guaranteed admission to community college students who earn an associate's degree in education.
Officials hope the new policy will encourage more people to become educators.
AND help alleviate a projected shortage of public school teachers.
But Radford University officials say the plan won't work unless the state pours more money into higher education.
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[IN Q=IN ORDER FOR THIS TO REALLY HAVE]

((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/PRES., RADFORD UNIVERSITY: IN ORDER FOR THIS TO REALLY HAVE THE OPTIMAL INFLUENCE ON THE TEACHER SHORTAGE IT MEANS THAT STATES OR THAT VIRGINIA IS GOING TO HAVE TO ADEQUATELY FUND THE UNIVERSITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President;]
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[OUT Q=ADEQUATELY FUND THE UNIVERSITIES.]
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Eight other four-year universities across the state have also signed onto the program.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine re- enters the weather picture today, after some morning clouds.
Brent Watts has details, right after the news.

[55-6-Cow-Shooting]


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There is a one-thousand dollar reward for information about the shooting of two cows in Montgomery County.
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One of eight pregnant cows owned by Larry and Sandra Hollandsworth was shot to death on their property last weekend.

Another cow was shot twice. The couple's five children are offering a reward of one thousand dollars for information leading an arrest and conviction. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating and says no arrests have been made.
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Radford University's president is justifying his actions after getting criticism from his faculty.
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Earlier this month, Radford's faculty senate passed a resolution criticizing President Douglas Covington's style of governing.
Some professors believe Covington makes important decisions without input from the faculty. They want to have a bigger say.
Covington says he takes that request seriously.
BUT he adds it is his job to have the last word.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: THE PRESIDENT CAN'T ABDICATE HIS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING THE FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS IF HE'S GOING TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. IF HE ALLOWS THAT AUTHORITY TO BE USURPED OR IF HE ABDICATES THAT AUTHORITY THEN HE'S DONE THE UNIVERSITY A DISSERVICE.))
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[OUT Q=HE'S DONE THE UNIVERSITY A DISSERVICE.]
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Covington also says he thinks most of his decisions have been good for the university.
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[55-11Child-Abuse]


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In the meantime, Radford University is helping to establish a child advocacy center.
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The center's designed to make child abuse and neglect cases less traumatic for children.
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((MARTHA RABY/THE CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER; IT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THE CHILD TO BE INTERVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES. BY THEM DOING IT AS TEAM IN A CHILD FRIENDLY SETTING, THEN IT CUTS DOWN THE NUMBER OF TIMES A CHILD HAS TO TELL THEIR STORY OR RETELL THEIR STORY))
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The room is also equipped with hidden cameras and a microphone --so that a child's interview can be recorded without
his or her knowledge.
Radford's Assistant Commonwealth Attorney hopes this will make it easier to prosecute crimes against kids.
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[IN Q=This will serve as a tool]

((CHRIS REHAK/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THIS WILL SERVE AS A TOOL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE PROSECUTORS SO THE INTERVIEWE IS DONE ONCE AND IT'S DONE RIGHT AND WHAT WE AVOID HAVE THE INTERVIEW DONE RIGHT WE LIMIT THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE CHILDREN'S CREDIBILITY CAN BE CALLED INTO QUESTION ))
[SUPER=01-Chris Rehak/Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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The Children's Advocacy Center is located at Radford University.
Officials have access to it 24 hours a day.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect plenty of sunshine today, with temperatures going on an upswing.
60s today....70s by tomorrow.
Brent Watts has the full forecast, up next.





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You have already been able to buy beer at sporting events, but starting Friday you can also purchase wine.
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The Roanoke Civic Center will begin using its expanded alcohol lisence this weekend. City leaders believe expanded alcohol sales will bring in additional revenue and more events to the area. In June, after a lengthy process, the A-B-C board granted the new license, but the Civic Center is just now using it.


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((MINA BOYD/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC FACILITIES: WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, WE HAVE ALSO TALKED TO THE CIVIC CENTER COMMISSION AND WE'VE ALSO HAD THE ABC COMMISSION REVIEW EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE.))
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The Civic Center is planning on using the expanded license at concerts and Broadway shows which is something opponents are against. Area churches continue to fight the expanded license saying it will ruin the family atmosphere and lead to alcohol related problems. Opponents are currently appealing the A-B-C board's decision.
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A critic of Roanoke's new stadium project is taking his case to those who might be building the facility.
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Duane Howard passed out fliers before a luncheon and informational meeting at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Howard encouraged prospective bidders to reconsider their participation, and pressure city officials to conduct more environmental testing.
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((DUANE HOWARD/STADIUM PROJECT OPPONENT: WITH THEM BEING AWARE OF ALL THIS THEN THEY WOULD BE IN THE POSITION TO PUT PRESSURE ON DARLENE BURCHAM TO HAVE THE ENTIRE SITE TESTED BEFORE CONSTRUCTION STARTS.)) ((RUPERT CUTLER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AS AN ENVIRONMENTALIST FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS, I'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS. AND WE COULDN'T BE DOING A MORE INTENSIVE THOROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE STADIUM SITE THAN WE ARE DOING.))
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Bids on the stadium project are due next month.
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It's stood the test of time for more than a century, now a landmark in Northwest Roanoke is about to become history itself.
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"Guildhall" mansion was built in 1882 by Reverend D. C. Moomaw and his wife. The stately house has stood on Cove Road overlooking Hershberger Road ever since although it's been unoccupied for decades. Now, a salvage company is stripping the manse in preparation for a demolition crew. The church next door owns the building and will replace it with a new sanctuary and gymnasium.
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((PAT REYNOLDS/GARDEN OF PRAYER CHURCH: EVEN THOUGH A PIECE OF MY HEART IS GONNA GO, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FUTURE, MORE SOULS WILL BE SAVED AND THAT KIND OF ELIMINATES THE SADNESS THAT I FEEL WHEN I SEE IT.))
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Salvage work should be completed this week with demolition soon to follow. (------------) The church hopes to begin construction on the sanctuary around the first of the year.