[7Wx-Headline]

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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich filling in for Kimberly McBroom.
Today will be sunny with high's in the 70's and a possible chance of an afternoon shower.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your Friday forecast in just a bit.





[7-11Mower-Accident]


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A four year old Botetourt County boy who was ran over by a riding lawnmower has died.
The accident happened just before Noon yesterday at a private day care on Camelia Drive in Daleville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The driver of the lawnmower said he was going up a slope when the mower faltered, rolled backwards, and ran over Justin Eric Simmons.
The boy later died at Roanoke Memorial of massive head injuries.
The Commonwealth's Attorney will review the case to see whether any charges will be filed.
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[7-VOBKeagy-Road]


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A neighborhood group that opposes a high scale shopping center in Roanoke County is now divided itself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The group met last night to discuss a compromise put forth by Kahn Development.
They are the South Carolina developer that wants to build a village style shopping complex near Route 419 and Keagy Road.
Kahn has agreed in principal to a land swap that would put almost the entire project on land that fronts 419.
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[SOT 9:06:31]
[IN Q=If they move]

((BONNIE BARRETT/NEARBY RESIDENT: IF THEY MOVE IT OVER I AM NOT SURE IT MAKES ANYTHING BETTER BUT WE CAN'T MAKE DECISIONS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Barrett/Nearby Resident;]
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[OUT Q=are going to do]
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Others who attended the meeting like the compromise because it would shift the development away from Keagy Road.
Some still oppose it believing it will just move the problem slightly down the road.
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[7-11Bedford-Wells]


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Recent test results that show 38 homes with well water near an old Bedford landfill is safe to drink, but residents are still concerned.
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[SUPER=@file]


31 of the wells indicated no presence of contaminates-- only seven showed a small amount.
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


During a question and answer session last night, residents voiced concern over the long terms effects of the contamination.
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[IN Q=I would]

((ELLEN OVERSTREET/CITIZEN: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM RUN THE CITY WATER DOWN THROUGHOUT BELL TOWN, DRAPER ROADS AND BELL TOWN ROADS AND SUPPLY US WITH SAFE DRINKING WATER AND AT NO CHARGE TO THE RESIDENTS BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR SOMETHING THE CITY CAUSED.))
[SUPER=07-Ellen Overstreet]
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City officials say they are in compliance with federal environmental regulations.
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[SOT 16:54]
[IN Q=There has been]

((CRAIG MEADOWS/BEDFORD CITY MANAGER:THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CONCERN OVER THIS ISSUE BUT WE FELL VERY GOOD ABOUT THE FACT THE CITY IS TRYING TO MOVE AS AGGRESSIVELY AS POSSIBLE IN ADDRESSING THIS ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Meadows/Bedford City Manager]
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[OUT Q=this issue. 2ND Reference]
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In the meantime, the city will continue monitoring the wells for contamination.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.
Take your sunglasses with you as you head out. Today will be sunny with high's in the 70's.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your weekend forecast coming up after the news.

[55-11Monty-Rating]


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The New River Valley is getting some high praise in a new book.
The Montgomery County area is named one of the country's best emerging metropolitan areas in the book "Cities Ranked and Rated"
The authors noted the area's "small-town feel and college-town amenities with a mountain setting."
The book defined the metro area as Mongtomery County, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford.

[55-11Allergies]


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Children that have allergies may be at risk for bigger problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Doctor Gates Hoover says if they don't get the proper treatment, that may actually increase their risk for asthma.
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[SOT17:40]
[IN Q=For people with chronic nasal problems]

((FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC NASAL PROBLEMS WHETHER OR NOT THEIR ALLERGIC OR NOT THEIR RISK OF BECOMING ASTHMATIC IS THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN AVERAGE ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gates Hoover/Lewis-Gale Clinic Allergist]
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[OUT Q=is three times higher than average]
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[VO-NAT]


And Hoover recommends prescribed medications, not over-the-counter treatments, because those are older medicines, and can sedate or impair the child.
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[IN Q=A lot of the over-the-counter]

(( LOT OF THE OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS, ACTUALLY CAN MAKE KIDS FEEL WORSE. THERE ARE NUMEROUS STUDIES SHOWING THAT POORLY CONTROLLED NASAL ALLERGIES AFFECT THEIR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE ))
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[OUT Q=affect their school]
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[VO-NAT]


This is one of the worst times of the year for allergy sufferers and Dr. Hoover says it could last until June depending on mother nature.
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[55-11State-bugs]


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Some bugs have been added to Virginia's list of endangered species.
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The state says Mitchell's satyr (SAY'-ter) butterfly, Holsinger's cave beetle, the Buffalo Mountain mealybug and the Virginia Piedmont water boatman are near extinction.
Two of those six-legged species are so rare they are found ONLY in Southwest Virginia.
The Northeastern beach tiger beetle and the Appalachian grizzled skipper are listed as threatened.
State officials say protecting these bugs may reap benefits down the road.
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[SOT 15:04:33]
[IN Q=DAILY THERE ARE NEW DRUGS]

((FRANK FULGHAM/VA DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: DAILY THERE ARE NEW DRUGS, NEW CANCER TREATMENTS THAT ARE BEING DISCOVERED FROM PLANTS AND INSECTS THAT NOBODY KNEW EVEN EXISTED TEN YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Fulgham/Virginia Department of Agriculture]
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[OUT Q=EVEN EXISTED TEN YEARS AGO.]
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Virginia is one of the last states to add insects to its list of endangered species.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.
Take your umbrella with you as you head out today.
High's will be in the 70's with a chance of an afternoon shower.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your 7 day outlook in a few minutes.





[8-11B'burg-Council]


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The issue of a controversial sewer project is quickly becoming the main theme for some candidates racing for Blacksburg's Town Council.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

The town voted by a 4 to 3 margin to approve a new 12 mile sewer line to Toms Creek. Opponents want sewer service in Toms Creek but favor bringing a sewer line along route 460. This issue has become so controversials there is now a lawsuit against the town. Also, two people are now running as write in candidates for the 3 open council seats because of this issue.
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((FRANCES PARSONS: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S DESPERATELY NEEDED BY THE TOWN. IT'S BEEN IN THE WORKS FOR 30 YEARS AND IT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED. TOBY ROCK: THIS IS A VITAL PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE THAT WE NEED TO GET TO BLACKSBURG. IT PREPARES FOR INEVITABLE GROWTH THAT WE'RE TRYING TO MANAGE LIKE MOST MUNICIPALITIES ARE AND IT PROVIDES FOR FUTURE SERVICE THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHEAST PARTS OF TOWN.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Parsons/Blacksburg Council Incumbent; :00]
[SUPER=01-Toby Rock/Blacksburg Council Candidate; :09]
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There are 3 open seats and now 3 candidates in support of the current sewer project and 3 candidates against it. The election is May 4th.
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[8-6-Jeffries]


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Mark Jefferies, who is accusded of committing murder, will not take the stand in his own defense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The 22-year old Roanoke man told police the day he was arrested that he didn't shoot anybody. His attorney indicated yesterday that he intends to rest his case today without calling Jeffries to testify in his own defense.
[SUPER=04-November 22]

Jefferies lawyers maintain that Joseph Salisbury killed William Fernando Rodriguez. Both men admit they were there, but insist the other one fired the fatal shots. The prosecution presented the police officer who processed Jeffries' clothing the day of his arrest.
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[SOT 11:24:30]
[IN Q=He asked me]

((OFFICER M.L. PENDLETON/ROANOKE POLICE OFFICER: HE ASKED MY WHY WAS I TAKING HIS SHIRT. I ADVISED HIM I WAS GOING TO SEND THE SHIRT TO THE LAB TO SEE IF THEY COULD FIND ANY GUNSHOT RESIDUE ON IT TO CONFIRM HIS STORY ABOUT WHO FIRED THE WEAPON.DONALD CALDWELL/PROSECUTOR: AND WHAT WAS HIS REACTION TO THAT? HE ADVISED ME AT THAT TIME THAT IT WAS MR SALISBURY'S SHIRT, THAT HE HAD PUT IT ON LATER ON THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS COLD.))
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[SUPER=02-Donald Caldwell/Prosecutor; :10]
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[OUT Q=it was cold.]
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Salisbury claims Jeffries held him at gunpoint along with his wife and infant son. The defense called a man who saw the two men that evening and says the two seemed to be friends, that there was no conflict between them. (------------)