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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Your wake-up temperatures are mild today, in the 60s, with some areas hitting the 70s this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week forecast, up next.





[7-11Methadone-Clinic]


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Plans for a methadone clinic in the city of Roanoke is coming under even more fire.
Yesterday, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference promised peaceful protest and civil disobedience if the facility opens on Hershberger Road.
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Members of the SCLC and residents of the area gathered outside the clinic building yesterday afternoon.
They say the facility would be located within three miles of eight schools, too close to churches and residential neighborhoods.
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[IN Q=The goal is to send a clear message]

((JEFF ARTIS/ROANOKE SCLC CHAIRMAN:THE GOAL IS TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE CLINIC THAT THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. IF THEY DON'T ACCEPT THAT MESSAGE AND TRY TO OPEN UP, THEN IT IS OUR GOAL TO SHUT THE CLINIC DOWN AND FORCE IT TO RELOCATE SOME PLACE ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Roanoke SCLC Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=to relocate some place else.]
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Opponents plan to circulate more petitions, picket the property, and photograph the clinic's clients.
They say they're prepared to go to jail if necessary.
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Our efforts to contact representatives of National Specialty Clinics were unsuccessful yesterday afternoon.

[7-11School-Committee]


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Roanoke's School Safety Task Force held its first meeting last night.
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More than 30 members of the group sat down with facilitator Paula Wilder at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
The task force includes parents, teachers, administrators, police officers and others with ties to the school community.
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[IN Q=I hope that everyone will have]

((FATEN TANEEB/COMMITTEE MEMBER: I HOPE THAT EVERYONE WILL HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE AS TO THE SITUATION IN THE SCHOOLS AND THAT EVERYONE WILL FEEL SAFE FROM STUDENTS ON UP TO THE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS.)) ((PAULA WILDER/TASK FORCE FACILITATOR: IF PEOPLE CAN LOOK TO THE FUTURE, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT BETTER RATHER THAN LIVING IN THE PAST, WE'LL BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH SOME GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS.))
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[SUPER=01-Paula Wilder/Task Force Facilitator; :08]
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[OUT Q=come up with some good recommendations.]
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A tentative schedule calls for a report next Spring.
Organizers say their first public forum could be scheduled in December.

[7-11Halifax-Bust]


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It started out as a speeding ticket, but then turned into a police chase and a discovery of a large amount of cocaine.
State police say Trooper Travis Comer (COE-mur) tried to stop a car that was speeding on Route 58 near Turbeville in Halifax County yesterday morning.
The vehicle wrecked near the intersection with Route 836 and the driver ran.
A search of the car turned up close to two pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated 22-thousand dollars.
A suspect is now being questioned.

[7-M'ville-Council]


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The City of Martinsville has a new city manager. Martinsville City Council replaced their departing city manager Earl Reynolds Junior yesterday. Reynolds announced Monday that he will be leaving in December to for a position with the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Wade Bartlett, who currently serves as Martinsville's Director of Finance and General Services, has been appointed to

interim city manager. [55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Scattered showers are possible today, with highs reaching the 70s.
But a cooldown is on the way.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, in the forecast.

[55-11Picard]


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A Franklin County man charged with captial murder has been set free for the time being.
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23-year-old Christopher Picard reunited with his family after 13 months in jail.
His trial WAS supposed to start yesterday on charges that he murdered Lori Boyd, a teacher's aide and mother of four.
But prosecutors dropped the charges so they could investigate some new information that emerged Monday.
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((CHRISTOPHER PICARD: IT FEELS GOOD AND I'D LIKE TO TELL EVERYBODY I DID NOT DO THIS AND I FEEL SYMPATHY FOR THE CHILDREN AND THE FAMILY OF LORI METTS.))
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[OUT Q=and the family of Lori Metts.]
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Prosecutors say his footprint and fingerprint tie him to the murder scene, but Picard and his attorneys say he just stumbled across some items and touched them.
Lori Boyd's family was disappointed, but holds out hope he'll be charged again.
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((STEVE METTS/VICTIM'S BROTHER: I HOPE HE DON'T RUN. THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT BOTHERS ME IS HE'S OUT FREE AND HE'S GOT A CHANCE TO GO NOW. ))
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[OUT Q=a chance to go now.]
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Prosecutors say the investigation is continuing and there's a chance that Picard could be re-indicted.
Immediately after he was released, he was arrested again on a 1999 break-in charge in Henry County.
The magistrate released him on bond.
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[55-2-11Radford-Salaries]


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Bigger paychecks may be on the way to the faculty members at Radford University. At yesterday's board of visitors meeting, the university approved a study of increased faculty salaries. The university's Academic Affairs department will report its recommendation at the February board of visitors meeting.
Reports show R-U faculty teach the most credit hours of all state colleges and universities, even though they are among the lowest paid.

[55-11Cancer-Center]


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Lewis-Gale Regional Medical Center is undergoing construction to expand its facilities.
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The additional space will allow for Lewis-Gale to consolidate its cancer services under one roof.
The expansion will more than double the size of the current facility.
The new building is expected to be completed by February.
Lewis-Gale says this is phase one of its construction plans.
The Medical Center plans to announce more changes after the first of the year.
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[55-11US-Airways]


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If you want a non-stop flight to the Big Apple you don't need to look any farther than Roanoke.
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The Roanoke Regional Airport says US Airways Express is now providing TWO non-stop flights a day to La Guardia. Since June, the airline had been providing just one flight a day to New York, down from three daily flights this time last year. The additional flight leaves in the morning. Both are operated by US Airways Express affiliate Allegheny Airlines.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Windy and warm today, with highs climbing into the 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week forecast, coming up.




[8-11Finney]


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Henry County investigators still have no suspect in Monday's murder, but they have found the S-U-V the victim was driving.
Deputies say 28-year old Fredriquez (Fred-reek-ezz) Monzale Finney was found lying in a parking lot off V-C Drive Monday afternoon.
He died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers later found the Ford Expedition he'd been driving off the Owens Street Extension in Henry County.
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[Take Henry Co. Phone Number FS] Anyone who has information is encouraged to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office at (276) 638-8751.
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[8-11Vinton-Betting]


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Church leaders have decided NOT to recount in Vinton's off-track betting referendum.
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Voters last week decided Colonial Downs will be allowed to put in a betting parlor. The referendum passed by just 20-votes. Friday is the deadline to request a recount but local clergy says that won't be necessary. As many as ten church leaders say they've made their point and that it's time to move on.
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((ROB COLWELL/THRASHER MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: ALOT OF GOOD CAME OUT OF IT. IT'S GALVANIZED THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THE CLERGY. WHAT I SEE COMING OUT OF THIS IS, HOW CAN WE BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY?))
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[OUT Q=we better meet the needs of our community.]
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Colonial Downs is still shopping for a location, but says Vinton will have a horse betting parlor in six to eight months.
The business is expected to generate 190-thousand dollars a year in revenue for the town.
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[8-2-11Renfro]


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More than 300 people will be out of jobs early next year ,as another textile plant closes...this time in Pulaski.

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The company notified employees yesterday it will be shutting down its facility on Jefferson Avenue January 10-th.
Renfro makes socks, including the Fruit of the Loom brand.
Employees say plant officials blame the closing on the economy and foreign competition.
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((CLESTA RIDDLE/RENFRO EMPLOYEE: IF YOU CAN GET A SOCK FOR TEN CENTS AND WE HAVE TO MAKE IT FOR FIFTY CENTS WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO BUY YOUR SOCK FROM?)) ((EMMA FULLER/RENFRO EMPLOYEE: WASN'T NO SURPRISE TO ME. I AM ALREADY PREPARED. I HAVE MADE PLANS TO GO TO SCHOOL AND I AM READY SO NO IT WASN'T NO SURPRISE.))
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Employees say it was no surprise because the company laid off 166 workers in August.
Town and county officials will meet later today with the Virginia Employment Commission and representatives from Senator Allen and Congressman Boucher's offices.
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