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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine and unseasonably mild temperatures for this Friday, and the pleasant weather should linger through the weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up after the news.
But first, here's some school information.




[7-Missing-Children]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The search resumes today for two missing children after floodwaters rushed through their home in Buchanan County.

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[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.;]


Authorities say 4- year- old Kayley Runyon and 2- year- old Christian Runyon are missing after a dam that WAS holding back the swollen Laurel Branch Creek gave way yesterday afternoon.
The children's parents told searchers the family was inside their home when the water washed the trailer down the hill, and swept the children right out of their arms.
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[IN Q=When the water hit]
[SUPER=01-April Hodges/Flood Victim;]
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[OUT Q=lost them.]
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Hodges is one of dozens of people left homeless after the flood.
The waters swept away everything in its path-- trailers, trees, cars and telephone poles.
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[7-2-11RCCC]


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The outlook of Roanoke County's alternative school has been decided after months of debate.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The school board unanimously voted to make major changes to the Roanoke County Career Center.
Beginning next year, younger students- those in grades six through eight will attend the center.
Currently, the school serve students in grades eight through eleven.
Those students will attend their regular high school next year.
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[SOT 8:29:21]
[IN Q=We've had meetings]

((LORRAINE LANGE/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION: WE'VE HAD MEETINGS AT EACH OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS TO REASSURE THE STUDENTS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THEM IN SMALL GROUPS IN ACADEMIC CLASSES AND WE'VE GOT MENTORS FOR EACH STUDENT AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH EACH STUDENT AND EACH FAMILY INDIVIDUALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Lange/Assistant Superintendent of Instruction]
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[OUT Q=each family indvidually]
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The school system believes by intervening earlier, students will be more successful in later years.
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[7-11School-Threat]


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After some Campball County students were allegedly threatened with a knife in school, their parents are angry school officials never told them about it.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


The incidents involved eighth graders at Brookville Middle School earlier this month.
The student has been disciplined, but the threats were never reported to the police or parents.
One local lawmaker says that needs to change.
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[SOT 10:39:36]
[IN Q=I've already drafted]

((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: I'VE ALREADY DRAFTED LEGISLATION THEN SCHOOLS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO IN TURN WOULD NOTIFY THE PARENTS, I'M SURE, IN THEIR INVESTIGATIVE END OF THEIR WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Kathy Byron/(R) Lynchburg]
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[OUT Q=end of their work.]
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Byron says she'll submit that legislation in next year's session of the General Assembly.
Parents of the children involved took their concerns to the Campbell County school board last night.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We could see near record high temperatures today, with plenty of sunshine as well.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook-- but right now, we have some school information to pass along.

[55-11CVCC-Money]


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It may no longer be the engine that drives Virginia's economy, but tobacco is helping to send more students to school to learn high-tech trades.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


The state tobacco commission continues to distribute money Virginia received from the national tobacco settlement.

Another 400-thousand dollars was handed over to Central Virginia Community College this morning.
The money will help the school finish the manufacturing technology center being built on campus.
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[SOT 10:31:09]
[IN Q=We go to]

((DARREL STAAT/Central Virginia Community College: WE GO TO BUSINESSES AND ASK THEM WHAT THEY WANT AND WE END UP SERVING THEM THE WAY THEY WANT TO BE SERVED. THAT WORKS VERY WELL FOR THEM AS WELL AS THE COLLEGE AND OUR STUDENTS, THEIR EMPLOYEES, AND I THINK IT REALLY HELPS TO MAKE A VERY VIBRANT AND VIABLE MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY IN THE AREA.))
[SUPER=01-Darrel Staat/Central Virginia Community College;]
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[OUT Q=in the area.]
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All told, C-V-C-C has received one million dollars in tobacco funds.
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[55-6-Parkway-Fatal]


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A young woman who was the daughter and grand-daughter of two public officials died in an accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway early yesterday morning.
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Erica R. Thomas was Delegate Vic Thomas's grand-daughter and the daughter of Zoning Appeals Board Member Eric Thomas.

[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

She was on her way home from work at the Outback Steakhouse, when her vehicle ran off the road near mile- post 115.

The 22-year old U-Va grad was thrown from the vehicle.
It wasn't until nearly 4-A-M that a County police officer noticed the debris and discovered Thomas' body.
Police are still investigating.
[SUPER=04-May 1999]

This video of Erica Thomas is from a NEWS-7 interview when she was a senior at William Byrd.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Lieutenant Chuck Mason says "officers observed a number of deer in the area," but he could NOT say whether that caused the accident.


[55-11Birth-Control]


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It's the latest birth control option to hit the market. A birth control pill that reduces the number of menstrual cycles a woman has.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


With Seasonale (Season- AL) a woman only has four periods a year, instead of 13.
Doctor Mona Sadek (SAD-ick) says this isn't a new type of birth control pill.
What makes it different is the way it's packaged.
Women take 91 pills per pack, instead of the standard 28.
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[IN Q=This is an old drug that's been around]

((DR. MONA SADEK/WESTERN VIRGINIA OB-GYN CENTER; THIS IS AN OLD DRUG THAT'S BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. NORDET WENT GENERIC AND THEN THIS. THIS IS THE SAME DRUG IT'S JUST PACKAGED DIFFERENT. AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF RESEARCH TO MAKE SURE IT'S SAFE AND EFFECT IN TAKING IT IN THIS FORMAT))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mona Sadek/Western Virginia OB-GYN Center;]
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[OUT Q=taking it in this format]
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Doctors Sadek (SAD-ick) says patients may experience some break- through bleeding for the first couple of packs, or the first 182 days.
If you buy Seasonale (Season- AL) retail, it's about 91 dollars for the 91 day pack.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The work week ends on a gorgeous note, with highs soaring into the 70s today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend outlook, coming up.
But first...




[8-11Giles-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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This week's flooding has put several Virginia counties under a state of emergency--
Governor Warner's declaration covers Tazewell, Smyth, Bland, Rockbridge, Pulaski, Giles, and Buchanan. It also includes the cities of Galax and Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Meanwhile, Narrows residents along Wolf Creek returned to their flooded homes yesterday morning to start cleaning up.

Dozens of homes were affected. A number of campers and vehicles at the New River Camping Park remain underwater, but some say it could have been worse.
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Flood victims spent the day itemizing damages. County officials will be compiling the losses in the next 48- hours to apply for federal assistance.
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[8-11NRV-Flooding]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The New River flooded nearly 70 cars on the Radford University campus Wednesday night-- but it could've been worse. There were 400 cars in the lot before the flooding started, but many got their vehicles out in time.
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[IN Q=We went to residence halls...]

((ROB TUCKER/RU DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS:WE WENT TO RESIDENCE HALLS AND KNOCKED ON DOORS, TRIED TO FIND STUDENTS THAT MATCHED UP WITH PARKING DECALS OF THE VEHICLES THAT WERE IN LOT Z. WE ALSO POSTED FLYERS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS AND DINING HALL. WE MADE PHONE CALLS AND TRIED TO GET THE WORD OUT AS QUICKLY AS WE POSSIBLY COULD.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Tucker/Radford University Public Relations;]
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[OUT Q=quickly as we possibly could.]
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Some students say they did NOT get the word about the flooding until hours later, when it was too late.
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[8-Parents-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A compromise deal has been reached that would allow some parents who recently found out they live in Botetourt County to continue sending their children to school in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

More than a dozen families are affected in the Old Mill Court and Hill Drive areas. Parents have been fighting to keep their children in Roanoke County schools since the discovery.
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[SOT 8:18:27]
[IN Q=These children are]

((DALLAS SIMMONS/HILL DRIVE RESIDENT: THESE CHILDREN ARE BEING TOLD THIS IS LIFE, DEAL WITH IT, CHILDREN SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHTS.))
[SUPER=03-Dallas Simmons/Hill Drive Resident;]
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[OUT Q=government oversights.]
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The Roanoke County school board agrees and has approved a plan that will keep the kids in the school system. But a few compromises have to be made, kids will still have bus transportation but it will have to be at a Roanoke County bus stop. Also parents will have to pay partial tuition.
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[SOT 8:07:30]
[IN Q=I think it can]

((HEATHER SIMMONS/HILL DRIVE RESIDENT: I THINK IT CAN STILL BE WORKED OUT AND STILL HAMMER OUT SOME ISSUES BUT I AM NOT COMPLETELY WILLING TO SETTLE TONIGHT.))
[SUPER=03-Heather Simmons/Hill Drive Resident;]
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[OUT Q=to settle tonight, no.]
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[VO-NAT]

Residents are hopeful they can remain residents of Roanoke County. A member of the Board of Supervisors has proposed a(------------) land swap between the two counties but so far Botetourt County leaders have said no.