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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It's a Halloween forecast full of treats-- expect lots of sunshine and highs in the 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast.




[7-11Animal-Fight]


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Some people say cockfighting is the cruelest thing you can do to an animal. But it apparently happens often throughout the state.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The Humane Society of the United States held an informational meeting last night at the Hollins library.
The group is drumming up support for the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act.
[SUPER=04-Humane Society Video; HOLD]


It is legislation that would turn cockfighting, some of which you see here, from a misdemeanor to a felony.
The group is targeting Southwest Virginia for a specific reason.
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[SOT 8:54:06]
[IN Q=Cock fights and dog]

((JOHN GOODWIN/HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES: COCK FIGHTS AND DOG FIGHTS ARE A VERY SERIOUS CRUELTY ISSUES. KNIVES ARE ATTACHED TO THE HEELS OF THESE BIRDS AND THEY SUFFER VERY SERIOUS INJURIES AND WE ARE IN ROANOKE BECAUSE CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE FROM THIS AREA IS IN A POSITION WHERE WE CAN REALLY HELP ADVANCE LEGISLATION IN THE CONGRESS THAT WOULD PUT IN TEETH IN ANIMAL FIGHTING LAWS.))
[SUPER=01-John Goodwin/Humane Society of the United States; :05]
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[OUT Q=in animal fighting laws]
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The group believes Congressman Goodlatte can help because he is currently the chairman of the House Agriculture committee.
[SUPER=04-Humane Society Video;]


He could be instrumental in deciding whether the bill leaves committee for a full vote on the House floor.
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
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The Humane Society says there are a few known cockfighting pits in Virginia, including one in Danville.


[7-2-11Roanoke-Ax]


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Peters Creek Road is back open this morning, after an accident shut down parts of it for several hours last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Two people were injured around eight o'clock when a car crashed into a light pole at Peters Creek and Frontage Roads near the 581 overpass.
One person had to be extricated from their vehicle and was later taken to the hospital. There's no word on their condition.
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[7-6-Bell]


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With election day just a few days away, there are allegations of mudslinging in one race. Brandon Bell is accusing his opponent of negative campaigning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Republican running in the 22nd Senate District called a news conference yesterday to highlight his views and underscore what he sees as inconsistancies in the campaign of
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Democrat Stephen Emick. Bell accuses Emick "misleading" voters about his plans regarding the sales tax, education reform and economic development.
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[IN Q=That last, what I think he's hiding from...]

((BRANDON BELL/(R) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: THAT LAST, WHAT I THINK HE'S HIDING FROM IS A LOT OF LABOR UNION SUPPORT THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT. I'M CONCERNED ABOUT WHO HE'S GOING TO BE BEHOLDEN TO FROM A LABOR UNION STANDPOINT.))

[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=from a labor union standpoint.]
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Bell says it's impossible for Emick to stand with what he calls "big labor bosses," while also claiming to be pro-jobs. Stephen Emick could not be reached for comment.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Your Halloween looks unseasonably warm, with temperatures climbing into the 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the not- so- scary forecast details, coming up.

[55-2-11Bedford-Supervisors]


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The deadline is fast approaching for those who want to be part of Bedford County's government.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./October 14]


5 pm today is the deadline for residents to submit their names to become the next Supervisor for the Smith Mountain Lake area.
The opening came after Kirby Richardson's resignation earlier this month.
He is the Supervisor who was indicted for allegedly forging V-Dot public documents.
So far, eleven people have submitted their names to serve for a one year term.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Board of Supervisors plans to interview the candidates next Wednesday and then appoint someone at its November 13th meeting.

[55-6-Sabato-Wilkins]


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Ousted House Speaker Vance Wilkins is back in the election game, but some Republicans don't like the way he's playing it.
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The Amherst Republican has reported close to 160-thousand dollars in his political action committee and campaign treasury.
But little of that money is going to Republican candidates.
So far this year, Wilkins' PAC has contributed to only four House candidates.
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[IN Q=MANY REPUBLICANS ARE NOT HAPPY]

((LARRY SABATO/POLITICAL ANALYST: MANY REPUBLICANS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THE FORMER SPEAKER. THEY BELIEVE THAT MONEY HE COLLECTED WHILE HE WAS SPEAKER WAS REALLY BEING GIVEN TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS, NOT TO VANCE WILKINS PERSONALLY AND YET NOW ITS HIS MONEY TO CONTROL.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst]
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[OUT Q=NOT ITS HIS MONEY TO CONTROL.]
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During the last House election, Wilkins' PAC doled out close to four hundred thousand dollars.
This year, he has given away only 46-thousand.
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[55-11Goodman]


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A familiar face has returned to the New River Valley as its new leader.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The town manager of Vinton is leaving to become Montgomery County's new administrator.
Clayton Goodman is a native of Christiansburg and a graduate of Virginia Tech.
He was also once the county's assistant administrator.
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[SOT 1:06:21]
[IN Q=Like my wife and]

((CLAYTON GOODMAN/NEW MONTGOMERY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: LIKE MY WIFE AND I TALKED ABOUT WE'RE COMING BACK FULL CIRCLE. WE STARTED OUT BACK HERE AT LONG TIME AGO AND LOOK FORWARD TO COME BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Clayton Goodman/New Montgomery Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=to the community.]
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Goodman's first day on the job will be December first.
He replaces Jeffrey Johnson who will retire at the end of the year.
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[55-11BV-Heads]


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A presidential visit in Buena Vista is over.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

The giant busts of Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor were cut into parts, and loaded on a truck bound for the Williamsburg area. The statues were temporarily placed in Buena Vista three years ago, while the zoning issues for the Presidents' Park in York County could be ironed out. Developers of that park say they hope to have ALL 42 busts in place this weekend, and open the attraction early next year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine is in the forecast for Halloween and right on into next week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven- day outlook, in just a few minutes.





[8-11Bonsack-Homes]


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Roanoke County school board officials are trying to work out a solution to a boundary issue near Bonsack. School board member Mike Stovall says he believes officials will find a way to keep several students in the schools they've been attending.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


15 families on Hill Drive have paid Roanoke County taxes and received Roanoke County services for years, but they recently discovered they actually live in Botetourt.
Eight school age children will have to switch schools in January of 2005, unless officials come up with a compromise.
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Stovall and other officials will meet with residents of the neighborhood this weekend. And he says he hopes to have a plan that will resolve the issue by November 18th.

[8-11Knox]


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The jury in the Cecil Knox case told the judge yesterday that they're having trouble reaching a decision.
The forewoman said they have a verdict on the drug conspiracy counts.
But they're hung on the racketeering and fraud counts.
U.S. District Court Judge Sam Wilson repeated their instructions, and told them to keep at it.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One of the attorneys moved for a mis-trial.
But the judge asked the jury to go back and try again to reach a verdict on all counts.
The jurors agreed to return today. It will be their SIXTH day of deliberations.
The jury could not settle on a verdict on any of the five charges against Bill James.
Fifty counts against Office Manager Bev Boone WERE resolved.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


No one- -outside the jury room- -knows whether the verdicts the jury did reach are "guilty" or "not guilty."
If the jury cannot reach a unanimous decision, the judge may have no choice but to declare a mistrial.
It's up to the U-S Attorney's office whether to try the case again.

[8-6-Marye-Highway]


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While Madison Marye has reached the end of the road as a state legislator, he now has a new path to travel--- a r

oad named in his honor.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


A section of the Route 460 bypass outside Blacksburg is now the Madison E. Marye Highway.
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[IN Q=I hope they'll remember]

((MADISON MARYE/FORMER STATE SENATOR: I HOPE THEY'LL REMEMBER THAT I DID MY BEST TO REPRESENT ALL THE CITIZENS OF THIS DISTRICT AND THINK OF ME KINDLY.))
[SUPER=01-Madison Marye/Former State Senator;]
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[OUT Q=think of me kindly.]
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Marye retired last summer after nearly 30 years in the Virginia Senate. (------------)