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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting off very cold, but highs will climb to around 50 under sunny skies.
Steve Pardon has the Tuesday forecast, coming up.






[7-11-81-Accident]


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Crews will be on Interstate 81 today cleaning up diesel fuel from yesterday's chain reaction accident.
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Troopers say smoke from a brush fire slowed down and backed up traffic on the interstate near milemarker 124 in Montgomery County.
Officers say the driver of a tractor trailer couldn't stop in time and started the chain reaction that involved five vehicles and sent three people to the hospital.
The tractor trailer driver from New Jersey has been charged with reckless driving.
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[7-AM-Home-Shopping]


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Officials at the Home Shopping Network in Salem will make an announcement today about the future of the company.
The facility employs nearly 400 people but it is unclear how many could be losing their jobs.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


Company reps met with some employees last night at its facility on Brand Road in Salem.
After the meeting several workers told News 7 they were told most of the Salem distribution center would close but its call center in Bonsack would remain open.
As a result, employees are already making future plans.
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[IN Q=I don't like to be]

((ARDIEN KADRIU/HOME SHOPPING NETWORK EMPLOYEE: I DON'T LIKE TO BE WITHOUT A JOB SO I ALREADY FOUND A JOB AND THIS WEEK WILL ACTUALLY BE MY LAST WEEK HERE.))
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[OUT Q=my last week here]
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Employees had heard rumors for months.
The Home Shopping Network even acknowledged sometime ago it had outgrown its facility in Salem and was looking for a new location, possibly in the area.
That prompted economic leaders to work to keep the company in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 9:38:35]
[IN Q=We started working]

((PHIL SPARKS/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP: WE STARTED WORKING WITH THE COMPANY EARNEST ON THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER IN PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS THAT WERE HELD IN RICHMOND. AND SINCE THAT TIME WE'VE WORKED WITH VARIOUS LOCALITIES THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY TO FIND A SITE WORKED ON PROPOSALS FOR THE COMPANY AND I REALLY AT THIS POINT DON'T KNOW WHAT CERTAIN WILL BE ANNOUNCED TO THE EMPLOYEES.))
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A company spokesperson says the official announcement will be made later this morning.
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[7-11Bobby-Brown]


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He won't be giving a concert, but pop singer Bobby Brown is scheduled to be in Roanoke tomorrow.
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[SUPER=03-DeKalb Co., GA]


Brown was released from an Atlanta area jail yesterday afternoon, after the sheriff was presented an order requiring Brown to appear in a juvenile and domestic relations court in Roanoke for an emergency hearing tomorrow.
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Last month, Brown was sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating the terms of his probation on a drunken-driving charge.
He addressed his fans as he left the jail yesterday.
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[IN Q=I love ]

((BOBBY BROWN/SINGER; I LOVE YOU. THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU SEE ME COMING OUT OF HERE OR GOING IN.))
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[OUT Q=or going in.]
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The reason for that hearing here in Roanoke has so far not been revealed.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Waking up to temperatures in the teens, but we'll see a big warm-up starting tomorrow and lasting through the end of the week.
Steve Pardon has details, coming up right after the news.

[55-11Monty-sewer]


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A controversial sewer project has been approved by the Montgomery County supervisors despite objections from the planning commission.
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Last night, the board decided Blacksburg's plan for a 12-mile sewer line through Toms Creek complies with the comprehensive plan.
About 3-miles of the line would run though the county.
The Planning Commission had recommended the request be denied.
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[55-11Harris]


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After eleven years as the superintendent of Roanoke City Schools, Wayne Harris says it's time to retire and let someone else "carry the education banner."
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Harris announced he will step down at the end of the school year, remaining on paid leave through December.
Harris acknowledged there have been bumps in the road, but said indicators such as rising test scores, and declining dropout rates speak for themselves.
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((WAYNE HARRIS: IT'S BEEN A GREAT ELEVEN YEARS. I COULD HAVE NEVER DREAMED IN MY WILDEST DREAMS IN FEBRUARY WHEN I STOOD IN THIS ROOM ELEVEN YEARS AGO THAT I WOULD BE STANDING HERE ELEVEN YEARS LATER, BUT I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN WHAT'S TRANSPIRED. GOD SPEED. THANK YOU.))
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[OUT Q=God speed. Thank you]
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Harris says he was not forced out, and says his decision wasn't a reaction to recent controversy.
After the announcement, school board members praised Harris accomplishments, but also said they hope new leadership will give the school system a fresh start.
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The school board plans to appoint an interim superintendent, while members search for a permanent replacement.

[55-11Mayfield-Scholarship]


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The legacy of a Roanoke teacher who touched the lives of many will live on for years to come.
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Yesterday afternoon, friends and family gathered to announce the establishment of the Ron Mayfield scholarship fund.

He is the teacher who committed suicide after being falsely accused of hitting a student.
In response, some of his colleagues decided to set up a scholarship to continue the work Ron loved so much.
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((ROBERT MAYFIELD/RON'S SON: HE WAS VERY INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF HIS STUDENTS AND TO SEE THEM TO HELP THEM PURSUE THEIR GOALS, TO GO TO COLLEGE WOULD BE VERY IMPORTANT TO HIM.))
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The first 500 dollar scholarship will be awarded this spring to a Patrick Henry High School senior.
The student must have taken English as a Second language- or be in the course now. That's what Ron Mayfield taught.

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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Sunshine will help warm things up by this afternoon, when we'll see highs around 50.
Look for temperatures in the 60s later in the week.
Steve Pardon has your full forecast, coming up in just a few minutes. Home shopping Network announced today that it will move its hard goods fulfillment function from Salem, Virginia to Piney Flats, Tennessee by early fall . The jewelry fulfillment function that is currently handled in Salem will move to the company's Roanoke facility. Of the 450 people currently working at HSN's Salem facility, nearly half will move to the Roanoke facility with the jewelry fulfillment function. HSN will support the remaining employees by providing a variety of options such as offering comparable positions in Tennessee and reassignment to open positions in the Company's Roanoke facility.






[8-11Mall-Robberies]


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A Roanoke police dog nabbed a man who robbed shoppers in the Valley View parking lot in broad daylight yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say the man robbed two people as they were getting out of their car near Belk around Noon. Apparently just moments before the robbery, the suspect tried to rob several other people, and one of them called police.
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[IN Q=when officers]

((J.D. DICKINSON/ROANOKE POLICE:WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED WE SURROUNDED HIM, OFFICER BUCHE' AND HIS DOG FARGO ON ONE SIDE AND MYSELF AND OFFICER HERNON ON THE OTHER CAUGHT THE SUSPECT IN THE MIDDLE 5106))
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The suspect, 24-year-old Anthony Wilder, Junior of Roanoke was taken to the hospital after being bitten in the thigh.
Officers recovered a small semi-automatic handgun and the money he allegedly stole. Wilder now faces several charges, including robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of felony.
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[8-11Warner]


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A day after the General Assembly decided to take a break from the budget, Governor Mark Warner came to town see how its affecting the people.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Nearly 60-local lawmakers, sheriffs and citizens squeezed into the Mill Mountain Coffee Shop to hear what the Governor had to say and to share their stories with him. Currently the Senate wants to raise sales tax by a penny, while the House opposes any tax increases and has proposed a referendum so voters can decide on the issue.
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[IN Q=It's the other side...]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: IT'S THE OTHER SIDE THAT WANTS THE HIGH TAXES THAT'S SAYING WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET YOU HAVE A BUDGET. THE SENATE IS HOLDING THE LOCALITIES OF VIRGINIA HOSTAGE FOR A HIGH TAX INCREASE.))
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THE LEGISLATURE HAS NOT DONE THEIR JOB. THEY BOTH NEED TO COMPROMISE. THE SENATE NEEDS TO GO DOWN, THE HOUSE NEEDS TO COME UP.))
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[OUT Q=.. THE HOUSE NEEDS TO COME UP.]
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The General Assembly has recessed until Wednesday.
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[8-6-Radford-Budget]


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Radford residents may see a tax and fee increase.
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The city's proposed 41-million dollar budget includes a 3-cent hike in the real estate tax.
It also calls for a 10-cent increase in monthly sewer rates and a 2-dollar hike in monthly trash pickup.
Radford is just the latest in a string of New River Valley communities looking to raise more money.
Blacksburg is proposing several fee increases including a two percent hike in the lodging tax and Montgomery County is asking for a 5-cent increase in its real estate tax. (------------)