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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Be sure to dress in layers today, because temperatures are in the teens as you head out the door-- with bitter cold wind chills.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details on what to expect for the rest of the week, coming up.


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You might be paying more if you want to keep warm during this week's cold weather.
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Roanoke Gas says customers are paying 25-percent more than they did last year at this time.
For the average customer, that is an increase of 35 to 40 dollars a month.
Roanoke Gas says there are several reasons for it including the fact demand is up.
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((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS: I THINK UNTIL WE SEE INCREASED EXPLORATION AND INCREASED SUPPLY COME ON THAT WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE GAS PRICES TO STAY AT THIS LEVEL, PROBABLY FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.))
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Last winter, more than 12-hundred Roanoke Gas customers had trouble paying their bills.
The company has a flat rate program where customers can pay a certain rate each month for twelve months.
That eliminates large bills during the winter.
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While textile firms have been struggling, business is booming for a Roanoke bakery.
The Maple Leaf Bakery completed a 12- million dollar expansion in December.
But finding enough workers to man the new equipment is a continuing challenge.
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The plant supplies bread to in-store bakeries, sub shops and supermarkets across the country. The new line can produce five thousand loaves an hour.
Maple Leaf operates three shifts, six days a week, and is now looking for more full-time employees.
The positions pay between nine and seventeen dollars an hour with benefits.
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A Lynchburg College professor who was pepper-sprayed during a traffic stop last fall failed to convince a judge yesterday that police over-reacted.
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Dorothy Smith-Akubue (ah-koo-BOO-ee) was traveling 57 miles an hour in a 25-mile-an hour zone when she was stopped on October 18th.
Police say she tried to leave the scen,e and the officer was forced to use pepper spray to subdue her.
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((J. E. KEENE/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: I TOLD HER TO STOP RESISTING.. ...HOLDING ON AND I COULDN'T AT THAT POINT.))

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Smith-Akubue (ah-koo-BOO- ee) told the court she simply had to go to the bathroom and was NOT trying to leave the scene.
Judge Joseph Serkes (serks) fined her a total of 420 dollars for the two offenses.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures will only be climbing into the 30s today, but the wind chill will make it feel a lot colder than that.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day outlook, right after the news.


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According to Virginia's Lieutenant Governor, southside needs a four year university.
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Yesterday, Tim Kaine toured Danville's new Institute for Advanced Learning. The center is a collaborative effort among several colleges and localities and is designed to be a focal point for research, technology and education. Kaine chose the location to announce his intention to propose a new college for the area.
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((LT. GOVERNOR TIM KAINE: I'M GOING TO BE PROMOTING A LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION THIS YEAR TO DIRECT THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER ED OF VA TO INCLUDE IN THEIR PLANNING A FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY FOR SOUTHSIDE AS A WAY TO MEET THE DEMAND OF STUDENTS WE HAVE COMING DOWN THE PIKE.))
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Kaine says Virginia is anticipating having to meet the needs of an additional 61-thousand students over the next ten years. He says it's too soon to name any specifics such as a specific location or timeline.

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Republican members of the House of Delegates are on a fundraising mission.
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G-O-P leaders sent a memo last week announcing a new policy requiring all House Republicans to contribute to a central campaign fund.
The mandatory assessment program asks for as much as 40-thousand dollars from Republican leaders and five-thousand dollars each from new members.
One of the signers of the letter, House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith, says no Republican will be punished for failing to ante up.
But he says if Republicans stand together, they can raise over one million dollars for the 2005 elections.
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In other news, the state Republican Party also has a new executive director.
Shane Ostrowski (Ah-strow-ski') replaces Aaron Leibowitz, who resigned at the end of the year.

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A Blacksburg development company is creating a new model for smart growth.
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Two developers are building a 226-acre subdivision in Blacksburg and Montgomery County that's completely hidden from view.
Coal Bank Ridge Subdivision will be buffered by 90- acres of forest.
The idea was created after two land conservation groups stepped in and proposed a compromise between the developers and several nearby landowners.
Construction is underway on roads and utilities.
The first of as many as 52 houses may be finished by this summer.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see plenty of sunshine today, but it won't do much to warm up the temperatures.
Highs will only reach the 20s and 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the chilly details, up next.



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Former fund-raiser and Executive Director of the National D-Day Memorial was indicted again yesterday.
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When 56 year old Richard Burrow quit, the D-Day Memorial was nearly 6 million dollars in debt. A year later Burrow was indicted and tried on several fraud charges.
The case ended in a hung jury. However Burrow has again been indicted on charges of fraud, with two new counts of perjury.
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((THE CHARGES OF PERJURY ARE ABSOLUTELY UNTRUE. IT WAS A VIGOROUS CROSS EXAMINATION OF RICHARD. THEY HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO CROSS EXAMINE HIM. THEY DID SO. THEY DID NOT CALL ONE WITNESS TO REBUT ANYTHING HE SAID.))
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Meanwhile, Executive Director Bill Macintosh says the Foundation is making "steady progress" toward getting out of debt, and that half of the debt has been paid.
He says the Foundation is now operating in the black.
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A Roanoke plant hopes to find enough employees to man new equipment. The Maple Leaf Bakery has completed a 12 million dollar expansion and is looking for people to operate the new machines.
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The plant supplies bread to in-store bakeries, sub shops and supermarkets across the country.
The new line can produce five thousand loaves an hour.
Maple Leaf operates three shifts, six days a week, and is now looking for more full-time employees.
The positions pay between nine and seventeen dollars an hour with benefits.
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Danville has decided to keep Adelphia Cable, despite concerns from residents and city leaders.
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City council voted seven to two last night to renew Adelphia's franchise agreement with the city for another ten years.
This comes just months after Adelphia raised rates for the fourth time in three years.
Some council members want the city to look into starting its own cable company in the future.
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Meanwhile, Adelphia Cable in Hot Springs says effective February 1st, it will replace local ABC, CBS and NBC stations with out-of-state network affiliates. And its nearly 500 customers might not receive any Fox or PBS programs at all.
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In a letter, Adelphia tells subscribers "If there are additional changes, including new sources of programming, we will notify you as soon as possible."
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A company official tells us the cost of renewing a lease on property where it receives local signals is responsible f or the decision. He says Adelphia is still looking for ways to keep showing local stations in Bath County.