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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Rain is making its way into the region-- but we're also expecting some snow showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the forecast.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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A company that wanted to put a methadone clinic in Roanoke County has decided not to locate at there.
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In a surprise move last night, Life Center of Galax dropped plans to open a drug treatment facility at the corner of Colonial Avenue and Ogden Road.
The county had already denied the center's zoning request, but the company was appealing that decision.
Life Center was prepared to head to court but in the end decided the legal fight would take too long.
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((ED NATT/LIFE CENTER OF GALAX ATTORNEY: THE SECOND AND EQUALLY IMPORTANT THEY DID UNDERSTAND THE CITIZEN'S CONCERNS. MY CLIENT IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT PUBLIC RELATIONS WITH PEOPLE AND THEY UNDERSTOOD THE DISRUPTION THAT IT WOULD HAVE IN THE COMMUNITY.)) ((MARK GRAHAM/OPPOSED METHADONE CLINIC: WE WERE DELIGHTFULLY SURPRISED. IT'S A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY GIFT. WE ARE GREATFUL TO LIFE CENTER PEOPLE FOR THIS DECISION AND I BELIEVE IT IS A DECISION THAT WILL BENEFIT ALL THE CITIZENS.))
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[SUPER=01-Mark Graham/Opposed Methadone Clinic; :18]
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The attorney for Life Center of Galax says it may try to open a drug treatment facility in another Roanoke County location, but the Colonial Avenue site is no longer an option.
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It's been a year since a Lynchburg jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict in the case of Richard Burrow. And there's still no resolution of the case.
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The jury voted seven to five in favor of acquitting the former D-Day Memorial President. The U-S Attorney announced last March that he intended to re-indict Burrow with the help of what he called an insider.
Prosecutor John Brownlee predicted a new indictment would be presented within 90 days. That was nearly nine months ago.
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Brownlee couldn't be reached for an update on the case.

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Parents and police are alert after a report of an assault at an area library..
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The alleged incident occurred LAST Tuesday afternoon at the Blacksburg library. According to library officials, a man lured a six-year-old girl into the adult section of the library, pulled down her pants and then touched her underwear. The incident prompted library officials to post signs throughout the library warning parents about their children's safety.
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((MARSHA HERTEL/MONTGOMERY-FLOYD REGIONAL LIBRARY: AN EVENT LIKE THIS REALLY DOES WAKE US UP THAT THE RESPONSIBLITY OF BEING A PARENT IS FULL TIME.))
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The library also plans to install security cameras and mirrors. Police are investigating the incident, but are NOT releasing any details.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect the return of winter weather today, as temperatures continue falling and rain turns into snow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, in just a few minutes. But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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Thomas Road Baptist Church is moving and Liberty University is adding on. Lynchburg City council has approved the Reverend Jerry Falwell's request to rezone the former Ericsson plant.
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What used to be Lynchburg's biggest employer now sits as an empty building. But Falwell saw an opperunity to expand Liberty University and move his church.
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((JOE SEIFFERT/LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'VE GOT A LEMON AND LIBERTY UNIVERSITY WANTS TO MAKE SOME LEMONADE.))
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Falwell needed city council to approve the rezoning of the space to a business district that would allow commercial usage. And with no potential tenant on the horizon, council agreed this was the best use for the property.
By acquiring the Ericsson property, Liberty University will double its academic floor space.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: AND ADDING TO IT A TREMENDOUS RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, YOU KNOW SIX GYMNASIUMS, A SWIMMING POOL, AN ICE ARENA AND INTRAMURAL FIELDS THAT ARE NOT EVEN A PART OF THIS, AND THEN WE'RE BUILDING THIRTEEN DORMITORIES RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK.))
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[OUT Q=...now as we speak."]
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Last night's vote gives Falwell the chance to start relocating offices and classrooms during the university's winter break.
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Some students from area high schools are addressing the importance of traffic safety.
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Yesterday, a dozen students from local high schools participated in the "Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety program." By learning about the factors that cause wrecks they hope to be able to communicate with others their age the importance of paying attention, obeying the speed limit and avoiding drinking and driving. One student from Rockbridge County says her high school's lost three students over the past two years.
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((SHERYL WATKINS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: WE'VE HAD A LOT OF ACCIDENTS IN OUR SCHOOL. WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TRYING TO HELP OUR SCHOOL OUT AND STUFF.))
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[OUT Q=help our school out and stuff.]
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Most, if not all, the students said they know someone who died in a car wreck. The DMV says crashes are the number one killer of young people.
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Yesterday a Roanoke judge threw out a 30-million dollar claim against W-D-B-J Television. Crenshaw's Electronics and Appliances sued the station six and a half years ago, claiming NEWS 7 defamed the company.

A jury began hearing evidence Monday, but Judge Jonathan Apgar dismissed the case before hearing evidence in the television station's defense.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Rain changing over to snow already in far Southwestern Virginia, and the rest of us will see snow showers later on.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you this morning.
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Former Henry County Administrator Sid Clower has pled "not guilty" to the new FEDERAL charges against him.
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He was arraigned in U-S District Court yesterday afternoon. It was Clower's first public hearing since a federal grand jury indicted him two weeks ago on one count of mail fraud plus five counts of tax perjury. Clower's probation officer notified the court that Clower still owns 6-thousand dollars worth of stock.
The Judge ordered Clower to turn it over to the court. The proceeds would be used to pay Clower's court-appointed counsel or to help pay back the hundreds of thousands of dollars he stole from the Public Service Authority.
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Governor Mark Warner will be revealing his financial blueprint for the state later today.
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The budget he presents will incorporate his tax reform plan that is coming under attack by the state GOP.
Virginia's top elected Republicans are calling his plan the largest tax increase in Virginia history.
They also hired former Reagan budget director Jim Miller to analyze Warner's plan.
The governor is expected to include more than 100 million dollars in spending cuts.
House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says that won't be enough.
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((MORGAN GRIFFITH/HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER: I'M NOT SURE THAT YOU CAN REALLY CALL THAT CUTS THERE IS LOTS OF NEW SPENDING.))
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Griffith says a separate analysis of Warner's tax reform plan will show that sixty-five percent of Virginians will NOT save money.
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Virginia's N-double A-C-P is taking issue with Governor Warner's tax plan.
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The Executive director says the proposed changes to the tax code, which include a full phase-out of the car tax, will do little to help low income Virginians.
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((SALIM KHALFANI/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VIRGINIA NAACP: WHO REALLY BENEFITS FROM THE CAR TAX THOSE WHO HAVE EXPENSIVE AUTOMOBILES OUR CONSTITUENCY IN LARGE MEASURE DOES NOT DRIVE EXPENSIVE AUTOMOBILES AND WILL NOT BE GETTING A BREAK.))
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[SUPER=01-John Marshall/Virginia Secretary of Public Safety; :14]
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[OUT Q=OUR LOWER INCOME PEOPLE.]
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Khalfani also took the governor to task for what he calls a "cesspool of discrimination allegations" at state agencies. (------------)