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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The clouds will stick around today, along with some scattered showers.
But skies will clear out for tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11James-Search]


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Officials in Bedford County will resume their search for the body of a man believed to have drowned in the James River.
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Authorities started searching for 51-year-old Joseph Wheeler Friday night. His friends, who he was camping with near the mouth of Matts Creek on the James River, say he went swimming and never returned.
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Yesterday, more crews were brought-in to search the river banks while dive teams checked the bottom. State Police also searched with SONAR equipment. Officials say the river is up and moving rapidly making the search a challenge.
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((COLIN BRYNE/BEDFORD COUNTY INVESTIGATOR: WE'RE DEALING WITH ABOUT FOUR FEET OF VISIBILITY SO WHEN WE'RE ON THE BOTTOM WE CAN ONLY SEE ABOUT FOUR FEET AROUND US. SO AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S A FAIRLY WIDE RIVER AND IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO COVER ALL THE AREA ON THE BOTTOM AND NOT ONLY DEALING WITH VISIBILITY, YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE CURRENTS AND YOU'RE ALSO DEALING WITH THE WATER TEMPERATURE. IT'S FAIRLY COLD.))
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Crews from Big Island to Campbell County also assisted in the search.
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[7-State-Budget]


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Budget negotiators will get back to work today trying to hammer out details of a 60 million dollar spending plan for the next two years. Areas still unresolved include how many new prisons the state should construct by 2007 and how best to divvy up 377 million dollars in tax revenue for schools. The negotiators hope to have an agreement by the end of today. The General Assembly will then review it and possibly vote on the plan by the end of the week.

[7-11Burch-Everest]


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A graduate of Roanoke College is getting national recognition for his amazing physical feats...
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Sean Burch graduated from Roanoke in 1992. Now USA Today has him ranked as one of the most fit people in the world. Burch recently won his first marathon at the North Pole and last year he climbed Mt. Everest.
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On Saturday, he addressed the graduating class at his alma mater. He credits the education he received at Roanoke College in helping him get where he is today.
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((SEAN BURCH/ROANOKE ALUMNI: A LOT OF IT'S MENTAL, MORE MENTAL THAN PHYSICAL. SO I HAVE A GOOD NACK FOR THE MENTAL PART OF IT WHICH IS MARTIAL ARTS, WHICH I STARTED HERE IN ROANOKE COLLEGE. SO, IT'S KIND OF FITTING THAT I COME AND ADDRESS THE STUDENTS AND TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL.))
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Burch says his next step is introducing his fitness philosophy throughout the United States and Europe. He trains for four-hours everyday!
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting out rather cool today, with highs only around 60.
But we're in for a major warm-up later in the week.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Monday forecast, after the news.

[55-VOBOrgan-Donor]


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More than 2 thousand people celebrated life after death in Vinton yesterday.
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Organ recipients gathered to say thank- you to the families of the donors who saved their lives. Recipients read the names of every person who donated their organs in Virginia last year. As a result of their gift more than 300- lives were saved. A spokeswoman for Life-Net says people shouldn't be afraid to donate.
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Reynolds says one donor can help save seven lives, while tissue donors can save 50. Three Virginians die each week while waiting for a transplant.
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[55-11Lemonade-Stand]


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One local organization is cashing in with a children's lemonade stand.
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On Saturday, these kids opened their lemonade stand for the season. Instead of collecting quarters to spend on themselves- the kids are raising money for the Rescue Mission's Women and Children's Center. The organization has already raised more than three-million dollars and wants to raise 725-thousand more to aid in construction costs. The stand will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30-1:30, and on Saturdays, from 11:30-2:30.
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[55-11Carroll-Airport]


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A major upgrade is coming to Carroll County's Twin County Airport in the coming months.
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The federal government is sending the Hillsville facility more than 1.2 million dollars to widen and resurface the runway. The airport is also designing a new terminal building. Construction on both projects could be finished by the summer of 2005. Officials say the improvements could lead to new industries and jobs for Carroll and Grayson Counties and the city of Galax.
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((RICK BOUCHER: HAVING A MODERN AIRPORT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS THAT A COMPANY WILL ASKI WHEN IT IS LOOKING AT A NEW LOCATION IS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF GENERAL AVIATION SERVICE. ))
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Five area businessman are also teaming up to build a corporate hanger to house a million dollar turbo jet. They plan on starting a charter business at the airport.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Be prepared for a few more showers and thunderstorms today, with drier weather starting tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast details, coming up.





[8-11James-Search]


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Officials in Bedford County will continue searching for the body of a man believed to have drowned in the James River.

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[TAKE FS #102]

Authorities started searching for 51-year-old Joseph Wheeler Friday night. His friends, who he was camping with near the mouth of Matts Creek on the James River, say he went swimming and never returned.
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Yesterday, more crews were brought-in to search the river banks while dive teams checked the bottom. State Police also searched with SONAR equipment. Officials say the river is up and moving rapidly making the search a challenge.
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((COLIN BRYNE/BEDFORD COUNTY INVESTIGATOR: WE'RE DEALING WITH ABOUT FOUR FEET OF VISIBILITY SO WHEN WE'RE ON THE BOTTOM WE CAN ONLY SEE ABOUT FOUR FEET AROUND US. SO AS YOU CAN SEE IT'S A FAIRLY WIDE RIVER AND IT BECOMES VERY DIFFICULT TO COVER ALL THE AREA ON THE BOTTOM AND NOT ONLY DEALING WITH VISIBILITY, YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE CURRENTS AND YOU'RE ALSO DEALING WITH THE WATER TEMPERATURE. IT'S FAIRLY COLD.))
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Crews from Big Island to Campbell County also assisted in the search.
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A Wythe County man is behind bars after authorities say he led them on a wild chase.
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[TAKE CROSS FS] Officers say they tried to pull over 38-year-old John Olin Cross around eleven o-clock Saturday night, when he took off. They later arrested Cross after he got out of his car and ran into a house. Authorities say Cross even tried to escape while in custody, but was quickly captured by deputies.
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Cross faces several charges, including malicious wounding and eluding police. He's being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail under no bond.

[8-11Fair]


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Vistors at one Roanoke County went back in time this weekend.
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The third annual Virginia Renaissance Faire was held at Green Hill Park yesterday. Performers dressed in period costume and created a 16th Century village complete with jousting. Organizers say the event is popular because the cast has so much fun.
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The faire also included medieval crafts and food. Organizers say it's important to have these events in Virginia because the state was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth(------------) .