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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're ending the work week with a beautiful forecast--
Partly cloudy today with temperatures soaring into the 70s.
Brent Watts has your complete weekend forecast, coming up.





[7-AMFerrum-Fire]


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Firefirghters had a hard time taming a brush fire in Franklin County.
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The fire broke out around three o'clock yesterday afternoon on this hill behind Ferrum College.
Firefighters had trouble getting to the flames and therefore had to use four wheelers.
It would take crews from five departments nearly three and half hours to contain the fire.
It ended up burning more than 12 acres.
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A strike team from the Department of Forestry remained throughout the night to keep an eye on the fire.

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Claremount Elementary School was hit hard this week by a fast spreading virus.
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On Wednesday more than 160 children and 13 teachers were out sick.
Yesterday, 5 teachers and 125 children are out.
Health officials believe this is a type of stomach flu called the Noro virus.
It only lasts for a day or 2 and symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea.
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((LYNNE CLARK: THEY'RE DOING THE BEST THEY CAN TO KEEP IT CLEAN AND WE'VE ALWAYS DONE THE BEST WE COULD TO KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAN. WHEN YOU HAVE CHILDREN USING WATER FOUNTAINS AND NOT ALWAYS BEING REAL CAREFUL ABOUT WASHING THEIR HANDS. IT'S JUST HARD, THINGS SPREAD.))
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Washing your hands constantly is the best prevention.
Health officials say the virus spreads quickly and there have been dozens of cases across the New River Valley this month.
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[7-AM-Draper-School]


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Another Pulaski County school was hit hard this week. The school board has decided to close Draper Elementary School.
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The superintendent says enrollment has been dropping for the last five years while maintenance costs have been rising.
The school board voted last night to consolidate the Draper students into the new Pulaski Elementary School at the same time they begin the consolidation of students from Northwood and Claremont Elementary Schools.
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[7-6-New-Voters]


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Montgomery County's hoping the presidential election will register with young voters.
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The county's started a week long campaign to get high school students turning 18 ready to vote.
Statistics show the younger you are the less likely you are to vote.
That's why the county is holding registration drives at all 4-high schools.
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((MARVIN BALLARD: THERE'S A FAMOUS ROCK AND ROLL SONG I'D LOVE TO HELP YOU KID BUT YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO VOTE. WHEN VOTER'S COMPLAIN. POLITICIANS LISTEN. DUSTIN GALLIMORE: JUST SAVES THE HASSLE LATER ON, JUST GO AHEAD AND DEAL WITH IT, THEY PROVIDE IT HERE AT SCHOOL SO I'LL JUST TAKE CARE OF IT NOW.))
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Most of the kids we spoke with who registered say they will go to the polls in November.
You have to register by April 5th if you want to vote in the upcoming town and county elections on May 4th.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
If you enjoyed yesterday's mild weather, you will love today's outlook.
Tempeatures will climb again into the mid and even upper 70s in a few places.
Brent Watts has details, coming up.

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A martyr of the Civil Rights movement is being honored by Virginia Military Institute.
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Jonathan Daniels was valedictorian of the 1961 VMI class. Four years later as a seminary student, he joined the civil rights movement and was killed by a shotgun blast meant for a black teenager he was with. Yesterday, VMI named a courtyard and archway in Daniels' memory. Richard Morrisroe (MOHR-ihs-row) who was also shot in the incident says today's dedication was a fitting tribute to Daniels.
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((RICHARD MORRISROE/CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST; OFTEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS DOESN'T BECOME A MASS MOVEMENT AS MUCH AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW THAT THE SCHOOL IS PROUD OF JON.)) ((DONZALEIGH ABERNATHY/AUTHOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST; HE WENT TO THE SOUTH, HE HAD NO HESITATION AND WHEN OTHERS LEFT, HE DECIDED TO STAY. BY STAYING HE ENDANGERED HIS LIFE EVEN MORE. BUT HE WAS SO COURAGEOUS, HE WAS WILLING TO GIVE LIFE, AND THAT'S EXACTLY HOW HE DIED.))
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Daniels is the fourth person to have an archway named after him at V-M-I. The three others are George Washington, Stonewall Jackson, and General George C. Marshall.
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7-months after burning to the ground, a Salem Hardware store is about to reopen.
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The fire at the True Value Northwest Hardware store on Route 11 last August burned most of the day. The cause was officially listed as "undetermined," though foul play was ruled out.
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A spokesman says the rebuilt store is scheduled to open next Thursday. The parking lots are being paved this week, and there's still inventory to move. Otherwise the doors will open April first. A grand opening celebration is being scheduled for May.
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One couple is hoping to put Lynchburg on the map AND in the history books as well.
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Clif and Dorothy Potter recently finished writing a book called "Lynchburg: A City Set on Seven Hills".
The Potters say both Lynchburg natives and first-time visitors should enjoy reading about people like Carter Glass and Anne Spencer.
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((DOROTHY POTTER: SOMEONE WHO KNOWS LYNCHBURG WOULD RECOGNIZE THOSE NAMES, OTHERS WOULD SAY WELL WHAT IS FAMOUS ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY, WHY DOES IT HAVE THIS NAME? AND THOSE ARE POINTS THAT ARE MADE IN THE BOOK.))
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The book is part of a project by South Carolina-based Arcadia Publishing.
Arcadia is putting together the "Making of America" series, which highlights the histories of small towns like Lynchburg.
The book hit local stores this month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
No jacket needed later today, when we'll see highs again in the 70s.
Things cool off a bit over the weekend.
Brent Watts has more on that, coming up after the news.




[8-6-Deputy-Accident]


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Two Pulaski County sheriff's deputies, along with two other people are in the hospital after an accident yesterday afternoon.
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It happened just after one o'clock in Roanoke County, where Yellow Mountain Road meets route 220. Police say Lieutenant Mike Lewis and Deputy Ethel Brown were coming back from picking up a juvenile prisoner in Henry County, when another vehicle pulled out in front of them. The three suffered minor injuries and were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
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James Bumgarner, the driver of the other vehicle, was also taken to R-M-H and is in fair condition. Charges are pending.

[8-6-XGR-budget]


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State budget conferees have made some progess in negotiations, but they still have a long way to go.
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House and Senate conferees met for about ten minutes yesterday afternoon.
The legislators have reached agreement on funding for health and human resources but say much remains undecided.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-FREDERICKSBURG: I DON'T THINK I'M THAT MUCH OF A CLAIRVOYANT ABOUT WHEN WE COULD PREDICT A BUDGET TO BE COMPLETED. WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT THERE YET AND WE HAVE A SIGNIFICANT WAYS TO GO.))
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Conferees met for only three minutes on Wednesday.
Legislators deny that their meetings have been too brief.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-MCLEAN: YOU CAN ONLY TALK SO MUCH FOR SO LONG. WE HAVE BEEN MEETING OFF AND ON FOR THE PAST THREE WEEKS AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE COULD DO IF WE MET SIX HOURS A DAY, OR EIGHT HOURS A DAY OR A HALF AN HOUR A DAY, WE WOULDN'T ACCOMPLISH ANY MORE.))
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Governor Warner said again yesterday that he would consider EITHER a hike in the sales tax OR in the income tax.
House budget conferee Vince Callahan says everything is on the table.
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A civil liberties group is asking Governor Mark Warner to veto legislation that would keep methadone clinics away from schools.
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The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to take the state to court if the bill becomes law.
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The legislation prohibits methadone clinics from operating within a half-mile of a school or day-care center.
The A-C-L-U of Virginia says that restriction violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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((KENT WILLIS/ACLU OF VIRGINIA: METHADONE CLINICS OFFER A LEGITIMATE SERVICE TO DISABLED INDIVIDUALS AND THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO LOCATE THOSE SERVICES WHERE THOSE DISABLED PEOPLE ARE.))
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Opponents of the bill also say its a myth that methadone clinics increase criminal activity.
The legislation passed the General Assembly with a veto-proof margin.
The governor's office say Warner will carefully review the bill.
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