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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Spring- like today, with highs near 60 this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the outlook for the next seven days, coming up.





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Virginia Tech's Athletic Department will not immediately take action against three football players charged Tuesday night.
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Late Tuesday, police arrested quarterback Marcus Vick, running back Mike Imoh (ee-moh) and wide receiver Brenden Hill on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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The three are accused of giving teenage girls alcohol and taking pictures of them as they stripped.
Vick is also accused of having sex with a 15 year old girl.
A Tech spokesperson says "the university athletic director has taken the situation under review. He will evaluate the students' conduct within the context of the situation, and take action if and when appropriate. "
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University officials say nothing will happen until the court cases are resolved.
The three players are free on 25-hundred dollars bond.

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The old Ingersoll-Rand building is getting a new tenant and developers hope it won't be the last.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The owners of Valley Machine yesterday cut the ribbon on their new 60-thousand square foot office in the nearly vacant building.
The expansion has already created new jobs, and the company hopes to build on that.
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((BILL GOODE/VALLEY MACHINE PRESIDENT: THERE ARE SEVERAL PROJECTS WE ARE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW THAT, IF THEY DO COME THROUGH, WE ARE LOOKING AT HIRING PROBABLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 10-20 MORE EMPLOYEES.))
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[OUT Q=10-20 more employees.]
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Developers also used the ceremony to announce plans to re-develop the building and the 100 acres of land it sits on.
They say the property is versatile and that some potential tenants are already interested.
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((JOHN LIPSCOMB/BOGAR L.L.C.: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PROSPECTS WHO HAVE LOOKED AND OTHERS WHO ARE COMING INTO TOWN IN THE NEXT MONTH TO LOOK AT THE BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-John Lipscomb/Bogar LLC;]
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[OUT Q=to look at the building.]
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This is the same firm that re-developed the Roanoke-Salem plaza and the Singer building.

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Some Roanoke County residents are trying to stop a proposed shopping center before developers even have the proper zoning.
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Kahn Development wants to build an "upscale shopping center" at the corner of Keagy Road and Route 419. The fifteen and a half acre "retail and office complex" would front Keagy Road. Most of the property is currently zoned as residential. Last night, the Greater Hidden Valley Neighborhood Association held a meeting offering information about the project and a petition to stop it from going forward.
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The planning commission is expected to address the development at its meeting on March second.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Our run of mild weather continues today, with temperatures warming up to near 60.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday forecast, up next.

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A national television retailer is window-shopping for a new place to call home.
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The Home Shopping Network has outgrown its Salem-based distribution center. The center employs 350-people. A spokesperson for the Florida company says its considering new sites in and outside of the Roanoke Valley. A decision is expect in March.
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Testimony in the trial of a former Giles County pastor accused of molesting several children will begin today.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]


53 year old Roger Holcomb yesterday morning pled not guilty to 7-counts of aggravated sexual battery and 4-counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
He's accused of molesting five children, ranging in age from seven to 13 while at Pembroke Church of God.
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A jury was picked yesterday morning and lawyers made their opening statements yesterday afternoon.
The trial is expected to last several days.

[55-6-Draper-School]


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Pulaski County may close one of its elementary schools.
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The Superintendent met with parents Tuesday night to discuss the possibility of closing Draper Elementary.
He says enrollment's been dropping for the last five years while maintenance costs have been rising.
The county is considering several options, including closing Draper and sending the kids to the new Pulaski Elementary School.
The Superintendent says the closure is not a done deal and a decision could be several months away.
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Many of the state's colleges and universities are putting a 845 million dollar bond referendum to CONSTRUCTIVE use.

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It's the result of referendum voters passed in November 2002.
Many of the building projects are just getting underway, including a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Facility at Virginia Tech.
The university received more than 95 million dollars from the bond referendum.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESPERSON: WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA FOR APPROVING PASSAGE OF THE BONDS THAT WILL ALLOW THE STATE OF VIRGINIA TO INVEST HER UNIVERSITIES, TO INVEST IN HER COLLEGES, AND TO INVEST IN THE CITIZEN'S OF THE STATE.))
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[OUT Q=citizen's of the state]
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Virginia Military Institute received more than twenty two million dollars from the bonds.
The money will be used to renovate several old buildings.
Renovations are also in the works for several buildings at Radford University.
The school received more than 27 million dollars, part of which will pay for a new fine arts center.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures will be running above normal for the next couple of days.
Look for highs today around 60.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, coming up.





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A Virginia Tech student-athlete who died after practice will be remembered later today.
Clayton William Waterfield was a Freshmen from Redmond, Washington.
He collapsed at the War Memorial Gym after completing a run with his crew team.
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The service will be held at 4:00 today in the Owen Banquet Room.
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Dozens of Roanoke and New River Valley anesthesiologists say they're leaving the Anthem benefit network.
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Dr. Alex Cardenas (car-DAY-nuss) is the president of Anesthesiology Consultants of Virginia.
He says Anthem reimbursements are unreasonably low, making it increasingly difficult to attract and retain qualified anesthesiologists.
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((THIS IS NOT ABOUT US LEAVING THE AREA. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT MEDICAL CARE HERE. THIS IS REALLY ABOUT COMING TO A REASONABLE RATE WITH A MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY.))
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A spokesman says Anthem tries to balance access with affordability for its members, and despite the company's best efforts negotiators were unable to reach agreement in this case.
Medicare patients won't be affected.
For others, A-C-V says the difference between its rates, and Anthem's reimbursement is expected to be about 60 to 90 dollars for most surgeries.

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Presidential candidate John Kerry will pick up the endorsement of the AFL-CIO at a meeting of union leaders later today.
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Many are also wondering if he'll pick up Governor Mark Warner as a running mate as well.
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University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato says Virginia's governor is on Kerry's list of potential running mates.
But he says there are several reasons why Mark Warner is not the best choice.
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((LARRY SABATO/POLITICAL ANALYST: HE'S FROM VIRGINIA AND PROBABLY CANNOT CARRY VIRGINIA FOR THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET. NOBODY COULD. SECOND HE WAS FROM CONNECTICUT HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN CONNECTICUT. THAT WOULD BE TWO NORTHEASTERNERS ON THE TICKET, EVEN THOUGH HIS CURRENT STATE IS VIRGINIA. AND THIRD AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, KERRY AND WARNER ARE WORTH SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS A PIECE. IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO RUN A POPULIST CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE BUSH-CHENEY TICKET WITH THAT MUCH MONEY IN THE TICKETS POCKETS.))
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And Warner says his hands are full right now, trying to deal with Virginia's budget problems.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'M PROUD TO SUPPORT SENATOR KERRY BUT THIS IS WHERE MY HEART IS, THIS IS WHERE MY LIFE IS, THIS IS WHERE I'M STAYING.))
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A Kerry-Warner ticket would be good news for Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine... he would then take over as governor. (------------)