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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.
Today will be hot and humid with tempertures reaching almost into the 90's.
Brent Watts will have your Friday forecast coming up after the news.





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The search resumes today for a man in Henry County presumed drowned in flash flooding early yesterday morning.
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State Police say Louise Fuller was on her paper route, along with her ex-husband, Booker John Henry Hutson. Police say Fuller drove into a flooded roadway and her car was washed away. Her body was recovered, but Hutson's was not. Rescue officials say heavy rain sent an intense amount of water rushing down the creek bed.
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((RICHARD COX/OLD DOMINION SEARCH AND RESCUE; FROM LOOKING AT THE TREELINE IN THERE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A WALL OF WATER THAT GOT 10-15 FEET ABOVE GROUD LEVEL HERE. IT MUST HAVE BEEN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FORCE GOING THROUGH THERE. THERE'S TREES YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE THE SIZE OF SOME OF THE TREES THAT JUST PUSHED OVER.))
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A state police helicopter and cadaver-sniffing dogs have assisted in the search.
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Bears usually aren't common in such places as a hospital, but but two nights ago one surprised two workers at a Rocky Mount hospital.
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The state says the black bear population has increased substantially in the past decade.
It is unclear how many black bears there are, but the state says it's in the thousands and that number will continue to rise.
The best thing you can do to keep bears away is to avoid feeding them.
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((JIM BOWMAN/DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: THEY'RE TYPICALLY SHY BUT THEY CAN BECOME A PROBLEM IF THEY START TO FIND YOUR HOME TO BE A GOOD PLACE TO ENJOY A MEAL.))
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Game officials are defending their decision to shoot and kill the black bear that entered Franklin Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.
They say for safety reasons, they had no choice.
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[7-11Blacksburg-Museum]


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An old Blacksburg building may soon be getting a new lease on life and a new purpose.
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The town wants to preserve this nearly 100 year old building, commonly called the Odd Fellows Hall. It was once the center of New Town, an all-black community. Town council is considering turning the building into a museum. Supporters of the idea say the museum would become a monument to the contributions of Blacksburg's black citizens.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.
Hot and humid weather will be in store for you today with a chance of an isolated shower or thunderstorm this afternoon.
Brent Watts will have your 7 day outlook in just a bit.

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State lawmakers have finished up their work in Richmond ending the 2004 state legislative session. Legislators approved most of Governor Warner's budget amendments, but funding for a local tobacco reseach program took a hit.
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The House of Delegates yesterday rejected 16 of 43 changes proposed by the Governor.
Among the amendments voted down was one that funded tobacco research at Virginia Tech.
Governor Warner allotted 85-thousand dollars a year for the program.
But delegates stripped the money away, saying the changes favored certain state programs over others.
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Montgomery County Delegate Jim Shuler says the money would have benefitted Virginia's tobacco industry.
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((DELEGATE JIM SHULER: HERE WE ARE WITH AN INSTITUTE THAT HAS TAKEN THE TOBACCO LEAF WORKING ON THE BIOMASS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE USED WITHIN THE MEDICAL FIELD TO SAVE LIVES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF VACCINES.))
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Legislators succeeded in preserving the funding for the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
They also approved an amendment giving 84-thousand dollars a year to the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
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On a somewhat related note, House Republican leaders are getting poor marks from a business advocacy and research group.
The group called "Virginia FREE" gave House Democrats and Republicans about the same average scores on selected votes from the 2004 General Assembly session. But high-profile Republicans, including Speaker William Howell and Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith, received very low marks.
Howell called the group ``irrelevant.''

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It took almost a half a year and 30 applicants, but in its search for a new police chief, the City of Radford is promoting within the ranks.
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City Manager Tony Cox has picked interim Police Chief Gary Harmon to permanently hold the position. Harmon is a 27-year veteran of the Radford police force. He says he's thrilled to have the job and has many big plans. Harmon is a Radford native and graduate of Radford University. He replaces Wes Terry, who was fired by the city in January.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich.
Take your sunglasses and umbrella with you as you head out this morning.
We'll see hot and humid weather today with a chance of an afternoon shower.
Brent Watts will have your weekend forecast coming up after the news.





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Henry County rescue crews will continue to search for a man missing this morning. State police believe he was one of two people swept away for by flash flooding early yesterday morning.
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61 year old Louise Fuller was driving on her paper route for a Greensboro newspaper, when she went through flood water near Ridgeway. Her body was found in her car.
Her ex-husband, Booker Hutson, is believed to have been in the car with her, and he remains missing.
A state police helicopter was brought in yesterday to help out. Cadaver sniffing dogs are also being used.
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One of Fuller's coworkers remembers Louise as a dedicated worker. Tommie Lemons says delivering newspapers can be a dangerous job.
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The area near the North Carolina line received more than five inches of rain in a very short time.
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It may be the beginning of summer vacation for some kids, but hundreds of other youngesters in central Virginia are back in the classroom.
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Youth Connections 2004 is a three-day conference for middle school students in the Lynchburg area.
They're getting an education in things like substance abuse and violence prevention through a more hands-on approach.
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((SUE HORSLEY/YOUTH CONNECTIONS 2004 ORGANIZER: AND A LITTLE MORE OF A DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLE. A LITTLE MORE FREEDOM, THE KIDS GET TO GO IN THERE AND ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE, SHARE THEIR FEELINGS AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY INTERACT WITH THE SPEAKERS AND WITH EACH OTHER. AND TO DO SOME SKITS, THEY'LL WORK ON SOME PRESENTATIONS OF WHAT THEY'VE LEARNED, SO A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILS AND FUN STUFF, LEARNING BUT HAVING A GREAT TIME.))
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Horsley says the lessons have more impact because they're being taught mostly by high school students who are volunteering as team leaders.
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Another university in Virginia is increasing its tutition-- Longwood University will increase undergraduate tuition by nine percent. Overall charges, including room and board, for an in-state undergraduate living on campus will increase six-point-two percent to 11-thousand-865 dollars. This fall, Longwood is enrolling the school's largest freshman class -- 970 students.