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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We could see a few scattered showers today with highs around 80.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look ahead at the work week, coming up.





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A political science professor at Hollins University, who worked with President Reagan, is one of the many remembering the former President.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]

Ed Lynch worked for Reagan as a consultant on Central America during the early 80s, and still has lasting impressions of the former president.
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[IN Q=The presidency had no impact]

((ED LYNCH/CHAIR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE:THE PRESIDENCY HAD NO IMPACT ON THIS MANS PERSONALITY. HE WAS THE SAME PERSON IN THE WHITE HOUSE THAT HE WAS BEFORE HE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT POLITICAL OFFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Chair of Political Science]
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[OUT Q=about political office.]
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President Reagan is remembered as a communicator and a liberator. LYNCH remembers him simply as an American.
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[IN Q=I will always remember him]

((ED LYNCH/CHAIR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE:I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM AS A CONSUMMATE AMERICAN DOING A JOB THAT HE KNEW WAS IMPORTANT, DOING IT WITH GREAT CONFIDENCE, AND NEVER WITH A SHRED OF ARROGANCE.))
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[OUT Q=never with a shred of arrogance.]
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Lynch switched political parties during the two years he worked for President Reagan. He attributes that to the former president's influence.

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As state officials remembered D-Day they also paid tribute to Ronald Reagan.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


At Sunday's D-Day ceremonies in Bedford, Senator George Allen and Congressman Bob Goodlatte both called Reagan an outstanding leader who had a tremendous impact on the country and the world.
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[SOT 15:56:10-28 & 16:03:19-29]
[IN Q=he was somebody]

((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: HE WAS SOMEBODY WHO RESTORED OUR COUNTRY IN MANY MANY WAYS, NOT ONLY AS THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR, BUT IN SOME REAL SUBSIDIVE THINGS - REBUILDING OUR MILITARY TO FACE DOWN COMMUNISM, REBUILDING OUR ECONOMY BY CUTTING TAXES AND MAKING SURE THAT FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM SURVIVED)) ((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA: WE ARE MORE PROSPEROUS, THE WORLD IS MORE PROSPEROUS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE REASON FOR PROSPERITY IS THE ADVANCEMENT OF FREEDOM AND RONALD REAGAN WAS THE KEY LEADER IN THAT ADVANCEMENT OF FREEDOM.))
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[OUT Q=advancement of freedom (2x)]
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Allen also credited Reagan with freeing millions of people in eastern Europe who had been under communist oppression.


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Some motorcyclists in Salem got a chance to ride and play a game of poker for a good cause.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]

Law enforcement agencies from around the region hosted its annual poker run Sunday. The event was held to raise money for the Special Olympics. This was only the second year of the poker run. However, the officers are expecting to raise more than double what was brought in last year. The event was part of a national effort known as the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Virginia alone will donate around 700-thousand dollars this year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Throw the umbrella in the car as you leave the house-- we could see a few isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Monday outlook, coming up.

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State police say Interstate 81 has become more safe and more efficient for motorist since the recent the designation of the highway.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

Nearly five months after the I- 81 Safety Corridor was created between Ironto and Salem -- accidents are down compared to the same time last year.
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[IN Q=In 2003 we recorded]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IN 2003 WE RECORDED 86 REPORTABLE TRAFFIC CRASHES IN THAT PARTICULAR CORRIDOR AND FOR 2004 WE'VE SEEN 68 SO WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Virginia State Police;]
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Because the area saw more snow and ice in 2004 than the previous year, Foster believes the numbers will be more impressive when a second comparison is made this summer. The 15-mile stretch of I-81 is Virginia's first Highway Safety Corridor. Motorists caught speeding in that stretch could face fines ranging from 500 to 25-hundred dollars.
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The Festival in the Park wrapped up last night in downtown Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Thousands gathered in Elmwood Park to take in the sounds of the Dave Matthews Cover Band. Organizers say they are pleased with how this year's festival turned out. Weather washed away much of last year's festivities.
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A special sort of graduation was held in ANOTHER park in the Roanoke Valley yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Vinton]

One year olds, their parents, and families with former graduates from Carilion's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit celebrated a special birthday party in Vinton. The annual event is held for the parents of children who were born prematurely, or were in need of special attention, who now have a healthy son or daughter thanks to the N-I-C-U.
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[IN Q=Three and a half months you live]

((CHRISTINA NIMMO/MOTHER OF GRADUATE:THREE AND A HALF MONTHS YOU LIVE WITH THESE PEOPLE, YOU BREATHE WITH THEM, YOU GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND YOU SEE THEM. SO THEY'RE PART OF YOUR FAMILY, I TELL EVERYBODY THAT WE WENT THROUGH WITHDRAWALS WHEN WE GOT HOME BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE AROUND US.))
[SUPER=01-Christina Nimmo/Mother of graduate]
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[OUT Q=all these people around us.]
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Games, cake, and other fun activities kept the children busy while parents were able to reunite with the nurses that helped them through the turbulent newborn year.
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Riders across the region gathered in Salem for a friendly game of poker and a ride on a motorcycle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Law enforcement agencies from around the region hosted its annual poker run Sunday. The event was held to raise money for the Special Olympics. This was only the second year of the poker run. However, the officers are expecting to raise more than double what was brought in last year. The event was part of a national effort known as the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Virginia alone will donate around 700-thousand dollars this year.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, straight ahead.





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At yesterday's D-Day events, state officials also took time out to give praise to Ronald Reagan.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford;]


At today's D-Day ceremonies in Bedford, Senator George Allen and Congressman Bob Goodlatte both called Reagan an outstanding leader who had a tremendous impact on the country and the world.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:56:10-28 & 16:03:19-29]
[IN Q=he was somebody]

((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE: HE WAS SOMEBODY WHO RESTORED OUR COUNTRY IN MANY MANY WAYS, NOT ONLY AS THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR, BUT IN SOME REAL SUBSIDIVE THINGS - REBUILDING OUR MILITARY TO FACE DOWN COMMUNISM, REBUILDING OUR ECONOMY BY CUTTING TAXES AND MAKING SURE THAT FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM SURVIVED)) ((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA: WE ARE MORE PROSPEROUS, THE WORLD IS MORE PROSPEROUS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE REASON FOR PROSPERITY IS THE ADVANCEMENT OF FREEDOM AND RONALD REAGAN WAS THE KEY LEADER IN THAT ADVANCEMENT OF FREEDOM.))
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Allen also credited Reagan with freeing millions of people in eastern Europe who had been under communist oppression.


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State police say Interstate 81 has become more safe and more efficient for motorist since the recent the designation of the highway.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;]

Nearly five months after the I- 81 Safety Corridor was created between Ironto and Salem -- accidents are down compared to the same time last year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:00:28]
[IN Q=In 2003 we recorded]

((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IN 2003 WE RECORDED 86 REPORTABLE TRAFFIC CRASHES IN THAT PARTICULAR CORRIDOR AND FOR 2004 WE'VE SEEN 68 SO WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=pleased with that]
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[VO-NAT]

Because the area saw more snow and ice in 2004 than the previous year, Foster believes the numbers will be more impressive when a second comparison is made this summer. The 15-mile stretch of I-81 is Virginia's first Highway Safety Corridor. Motorists caught speeding in that stretch could face fines ranging from 500 to 25-hundred dollars.
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Law enforcement agents are running a fund-raiser through Salem that's certainly one of a kind.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]

Law enforcement agencies from around the region hosted its annual poker run Sunday. The event was held to raise money for the Special Olympics. This was only the second year of the poker run. However, the officers are expecting to raise more than double what was brought in last year. The event was part of a national effort known as the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. (------------) Virginia alone will donate around 700-thousand dollars this year.