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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll enjoy a taste of spring this weekend.
Expect highs today in the 50s...with temperatures in the 60s tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.





[7-11Tappahannock]


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The fight against terrorism has led the F-B-I to one Virginia town.
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The Richmond Times Dispatch says the FBI is investigating a person in Tappahannock (TAP-uh-HAN-ick) for possible ties to terrorist organizations.
The newspaper says the person under investigation is considered a possible source of financing and other assistance for terrorist groups.
It said its sources did NOT identify the person by name or nationality.
The report says the town about 45 mile northeast of Richmond is NOT considered a target for a terrorist attack.
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He helped end segregation in Roanoke and was a major supporter of higher education for minorities.
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Civic leader and funeral home director Lawrence Hamlar died on Wednesday.
Hamlar was a member of a bi-racial committee in the 1960s that helped integrate Roanoke.
He was also an advocate of higher education who established funds at Roanoke College and Virginia Western Community College to help minority students.
Lawrence Hamlar was 82.
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[7-11DanChem]


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About 70 employees of a Danville company spent the first day of the new year walking the picket line.
Workers at DanChem (Dan-KIM) Technologies went on strike after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract.
The union members walked out in a dispute over health insurance, overtime and a proposed wage freeze.
A company spokesman says they made a fair proposal and that a strike would be unfortunate.
DanChem (Dan-KIM) makes custom chemicals for use in food additives and the textile industry.

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A Roanoke pastor and his Christian relief organization are planning to establish an orphange in Iraq.
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Dave Fuller is the director of "Answering the Call," an international relief and missions group that's based in the Roanoke Valley.
He traveled to the region on a ten-day trip that carried him to Baghdad, and cities in northern Iraq.
By the end of April, he hopes to have funding in place to begin relief efforts there.
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((DAVE FULLER: WE WANT TO BE VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT THE ORPHANAGE THAT WE SET UP THERE. AND WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE MONEY WE'RE PUTTING INTO AN ORPHANAGE IS ACTUALLY GOING INTO AN ORPHANAGE , NOT INTO SOME KIND OF TERRORIST CELL OR SOMETHING. SO WE 'LL BE THERE TO OVERSEE THAT PROCESS AND SOME OF THE FINANCES THERE.))
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The group also hopes to encourage Christian pastors in Iraq and other troubled regions of the world.
To that end, Answering the Call is also moving forward with plans for a training facility in central America.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You'll need the umbrella off and on today, as scattered showers move through the region.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend outlook, coming up.

[55-Child-Missing]


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The search for a missing 5 year old boy in Halifax County is over.
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More than 150 volunteers hit the woods again yesterday morning in search of DeAndre Barksdale.
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((BOB ALLAM/SEARCH ORGANIZER: WE'RE PLANNING TO BE HERE UNTIL WE FIND HIM OR UNTIL WE'RE TOLD THAT THEY DON'T WANT US HERE ANYMORE.))
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Search teams also began the difficult task of searching nearby ponds and wells. A four person dive team had barely started searching one pond when they were told they could stop.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX COUNTY SHERIFF: AT APPROXIMATELY ONE-FIFTEEN, THE BODY OF DEANDRE BARKSDALE WAS FOUND..))
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Sheriff Oakes says the body was found in pretty rough terrain and about a mile and half from where he was last seen.
Oakes says it's apparent the boy died of exposure but isn't sure how long he'd been dead. The discovery brings to an end what has been a physically and mentally exhausting search for everyone. The Barksdale family thanked everyone for their time and effort.

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The local leader of the civil rights group said health problems are forcing her to step aside at the end of the year.
But, Brenda Hale says she will complete her term as President of the Roanoke Branch of the N- Double A- C- P.
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Hale made the announcement yesterday afternoon, as the organization observed Jubilee Day at Price Memorial Church.

Hale says she is proud of recent accomplishments and confident the organization will remain in capable hands.
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((I THINK THAT EVERYONE THAT IS WORKING IN THE BRANCH NOW HAS THE BEST INTERESTS AT HEART OF THE BRANCH AND THAT WE CAN CONTINUE SERVING WITH INTEGRITY AND PROFESSIONALISM AND GOOD COMMUNICATIONS AND STILL BUILDING GOOD RELATIONSHIPS. AND THAT'S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, YOU HAVE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.))
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Hale was elected President in November 2000, and she hopes to win a seat on the group's executive committee.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Rainy, but mild today as we wrap up the work week.
Meanwhile, expect springlike weather for the weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up after the news.




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Two days after it began, the search has ended for a missing 5 year old boy in Halifax County .
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More than 150 volunteers hit the woods again yesterday morning in search of DeAndre Barksdale.
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((BOB ALLAM/SEARCH ORGANIZER: WE'RE PLANNING TO BE HERE UNTIL WE FIND HIM OR UNTIL WE'RE TOLD THAT THEY DON'T WANT US HERE ANYMORE.))
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Search teams also began the difficult task of searching nearby ponds and wells. A four person dive team had barely started searching one pond when they were told they could stop.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX COUNTY SHERIFF: AT APPROXIMATELY ONE-FIFTEEN, THE BODY OF DEANDRE BARKSDALE WAS FOUND..))
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Sheriff Oakes says the body was found in pretty rough terrain and about a mile and half from where he was last seen.
Oakes says it's apparent the boy died of exposure but isn't sure how long he'd been dead. The discovery brings to an end what has been a physically and mentally exhausting search for everyone. The Barksdale family thanked everyone for their time and effort.

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He was an instrumental part of helping to end segregation in Roanoke at a time when other cities experienced riots and violence.
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Civic leader and funeral home director Lawrence Hamlar died on Wednesday.
Hamlar was a member of a bi-racial committee in the 1960s that helped integrate Roanoke.
He was also an advocate of higher education who established funds at Roanoke College and Virginia Western Community College to help minority students.
Lawrence Hamlar was 82.
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Montgomery County car dealers aren't the only ones putting their inventory on the move.
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Dealers in AMHERST County moved their vehicles out of the county for the day.
It's all part of a protest of the county's annual merchants tax which is levied on inventory that is physically in the county on New Year's Day.
Dealers say the tax hits them the hardest because their stock sells more slowly and is higher priced.
The cars were moved to the lot of the old Ericcson property in Lynchburg, which does not have a merchant's tax.
The dealers are paying Jerry Falwell Ministries a fee to store the cars. (------------)