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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You'll need the heavy winter coat and gloves today, with temperatures in the teens and wind chills making it feel a lot colder than that.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, in just a few minutes.
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But first we have one school announcement to pass along to you. [take schooltouch fs] Tazewell County schools are running two hours late this morning.
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[7-11Beason]


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A police lieutenant who got into trouble for ranking his sergeants too high has lost his latest step in the grievance process.
But he has one more step to go: a hearing before the Employment Practices Commission.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Lieutentant Bill Beason was reprimanded for lowering the scores for four patrol sergeants last year. He ranked them all in the 90's.
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[SOT 11:41:05]
[IN Q=So in your]

((Keith Humphry, NEWS 7: So in your mind, it's not surprising that all the sergeants would come up with a 93 or higher?
LT. BILL BEASON: NOT AT ALL. THEY'RE ALL VERY CAPABLE PEOPLE. THEY UNDERSTOOD HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS AND WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO AND THEY CONSISTENTLY DID IT. But for whatever reasons the Administration found those numbers too high? EXACTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Bill Beason/Roanoke Police Department; :05]
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[OUT Q=to high? Exactly.]
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He got a memo pointing out that other sergeants were being rated in the 85-86 range. Six months after revising the evaluations he was reprimanded for randomly changing the scores.
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[7-11Church-Vandalism]


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Two men charged with vandalizing a Roanoke church could face more charges.
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[TAKE SUSPECTS FS] Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Zachary Bryant and 35-year-old Christopher Martin with breaking and entering and felony property damage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 14;]

Investigators say they got a tip from some folks in the community that the two men broke into the Mount Moriah Baptist Church and ransacked the place. Reverend Thomas Pleasant says he actually feels sorry for whoever did the damage.
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[7-11Bowers-Harris]


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Three days before the state's Democratic primary, democrats in Roanoke will choose their candidate for mayor. But this year's selection process is new to many voters.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 2003;]


For the first time in at least ten years, Democrats will choose their slate of council candidates with a firehouse primary.
As they try to mobilize their supporters, David Bowers and Nelson Harris must also explain how the process will work.
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[IN Q=The firehouse primary is something]

((DAVID BOWERS: THE FIREHOUSE PRIMARY IS SOMETHING THAT ANYBODY WHO IS A REGISTERED VOTER IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE CAN PARTICIPATE IN. YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAY FOR THE WHOLE MEETING. YOU JUST HAVE TO COME IN AND VOTE JUST AS YOU WOULD ON ELECTION DAY.)) ((NELSON HARRIS: BEYOND JUST GETTING YOUR MESSAGE OUT AS A CANDIDATE, THAT'S THE REAL STRUGGLE ALL CANDIDATES HAVE IS COMMUNICATING AND EDUCATING THE VOTERS ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE.))
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Candidate for Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/(D) Candidate for Mayor; :12]
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[OUT Q=how to participate.]
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The firehouse primary will be held February 7th from 10 to 4 at the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny today with highs in the 20s and 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have forecast details, coming up.
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But first we have some school information to pass along to you. [take schooltouch fs] Tazewell County schools are on a two delay this morning.
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[55-5-Lee-statue]


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The Sons of Confederate Veterans says that the recent vandalism of a statue of Robert E. Lee should be treated as a hate crime.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Over the past Lee-Jackson holiday weekend, the Lee Monument in Richmond was visited by vandals.
The phrases "Death to Nazis" and "Happy Birthday M-L-K" were spray-painted on the statue.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans say it is an attack on Virginia's Confederate heritage and history.
Governor Warner agrees that an investigation is warranted.
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[SOT 23:57:37]
[IN Q=CLEARLY WHOEVER PERPETRATED]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: CLEARLY WHOEVER PERPETRATED THIS ACT IS OF VANDALISM IS WRONG. IT IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT MARTIN LUTHER KING BELIEVED IN. I HOPE WHOEVER PERPETRATED THIS ACT IS CAUGHT. :57))
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[OUT Q=WHOEVER PERPETRATED THIS ACT IS CAUGHT.]
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The nearby statue of Stonewall Jackson was also vandalized.
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[55-11Budget-Hearing]


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Lobbyist groups are making their way to Richmond to make sure their voice is heard and seeing if state can help fund their need.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Advocates for the disabled packed a public budget hearing yesterday.
They asked legislators for more money to help care for the state's disabled population.
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[SOT 13:36:58]
[IN Q=THESE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN]

((E. RICKERSON/MOTHER OF DISABLED DAUGHTER: THESE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED FOR A LONG LONG TIME. PLEASE THINK ABOUT GIVING THEM MORE SUPPORT. BETTY BEVINS/CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING, BUCHANAN COUNTY: WE NEED MORE MONEY, WE DEFINITELY DO.))
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[SUPER=01-Betty Bevins/Ctr. for Independent Living, Buchanan Co.; :09 quick!]
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[OUT Q=more money, we definitely do.]
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Legislators are already struggling with a revenue shortfall.
And they are in a battle over a plan from Governor Warner that would cut some taxes and raise others in order to boost state revenues.
But Warner's plan does NOT provide for funding any major new initiatives.
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[55-11TN-Lottery]


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Tennessee residents pump 15 to 20 million dollars a year into Virginia's lottery system.
But now, Tennesse may be keeping that money within its border.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]


Tennessee's new state lottery takes off today.
It will start with four scratch games.
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[IN Q=I think it's]

((HENRY KELTON/BUSINESS OWNER; I THINK IT'S GOING TO CREATE SOME REVENUE FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. IT'S GOING TO CREATE SOME JOBS FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. AND MOST OF ALL IT'S GOING TO HELP OUR KIDS GET A BETTER EDUCATION.))
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[OUT Q=get a better education.]
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Virginia lottery officials have said in the past that they expect to keep drawing lottery players from Tennessee until that state can build games with big jackpots.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine will do little to warm things up today... We're starting off with temperatures in the teens, but highs will only reach the 20s and 30s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will joins us with the Tuesday outlook, in just a moment.

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But first we have one school announcement to pass along to you. [take schooltouch fs] Tazewell County schools are running two hours late this morning.
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[8-11Amherst-Murder]


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Amherst County investigators are still tracing any leads in the murder of a New York City man over the weekend.


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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;]


The body of 23-year-old Phillip D. James of Harlem was discovered Saturday afternoon.
Police say James had been shot several times in the torso.
James was found down an embankment near the Harris Creek bridge on River Road.
Authorities aren't sure where James had been staying, or why he was in the central Virginia area.
Anyone with information should contact the Amherst County sheriff's department.
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[8-5-Church-Vandalism]


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The two men behind bars for allegedly vandalizing Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Roanoke could face more charges.
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[VO-NAT]

22-year-old Zachary Bryant of Moneta and 35-year-old Christopher Martin of Roanoke are charged with breaking and entering and felony property damage.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 14;]

Investigators got a tip that the two broke into the church last week and ransacked the place. The pastor says he feels sorry for the suspects.
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[IN Q=anybody that come]

((REV. THOMAS E. PLEASANT/MT. MORIAH BAPTIST CHURCH: ANYBODY THAT COME AND DO DAMAGE TO GOD'S HOUSE IT'S A SHAME BEFORE GOD AND MAN, AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER TO ME OR YOU THEY GONE HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD FOR THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Thomas E. Pleasant/Mt. Moriah Baptist Church;]
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[OUT Q=to God for this]
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The church has since replaced the broken windows, but Pleasant says the building still needs a lot of work. Police say it appears Bryant and Martin did NOT have any connection to the church.
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[8-2King-MarchVOB]


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Many people in the city of Roanoke celebrated the birthday of Doctor Martin Luther King yesterday, but the city still has no permanent plan to honor the slain civil rights leader.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After years of debate and several different plans, the city decided to turn the First Street bridge into a memorial for Doctor King.
Work on renovating the bridge should begin next month but how to actually honor King on the bridge is still being determined.
Several committees made up of city and community leaders will spend the next six months coming up with a plan.
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[IN Q=We're working on plagues]

((E.M. MITCHELL/BRIDGE COMMITTE MEMBER: WE'RE WORKING ON PLAQUES, WE'RE WORKING ON STATUES, WE'RE WORKING ON DIFFERENT SAYINGS OF DR. KING THAT COULD WALK THROUGH AND SEE SO WITH ALL THE COMMITTEES WE'LL COMBINE EVERYTHING WE HAVE AND COME UP WITH THE BEST IDEAS.))
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[OUT Q=with the best ideas]
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Nearly a hundred people in Roanoke remembered Dr. King yesterday by taking part in a march and a service at a local church.
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