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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A mild start to the day, but showers and thunderstorms are likely before it's over. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, in just a few minutes.




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Another soldier with roots in Southwest Virginia has been killed in Iraq.
Army Staff Sergeant Gregory V. Pennington is from Glade Spring in Washington County. He died yesterday.
The Defense Department says he was killed during a mortar attack on his camp in Baghdad.
The 36-year old was assigned to the First Cavalry Division based in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Two controversial land projects got the O-K from Roanoke County Supervisors last night. Many who were originally opposed to the Keagy Road Village Project, came out in favor.
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A large crowd turned out last night to speak for and against the Keagy Road Village Project.
Kahn Development wants to build an upscale shopping center at the corner of Routes 419 and Keagy Road near Allstate Insurance.
After three hours of debate, the Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to approve the project.
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((TODD WALTER/KAHN DEVELOPMENT: WE'VE GOT A LOT PLANNING TO DO IN TERMS OF THE DESIGN, SITE DESIGN WORK, THAT'S PROBABLY SIX TO TEN MONTHS AND THEN WE WILL START CONSTRUCTION SO WE WOULD HOPE TO HAVE THE SHOPS OPEN SOMETIME IN THE FALL OF 2005 OR MAYBE THE FIRST PART OF 2006 DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER.))
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Many opponents had a change of heart after Kahn Development agreed to a buffer zone.
That agreement will keep all buildings at least three acres away from nearby homes on Keagy Road.
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Roanoke County also decided the fate for a controversial development near Tanglewood Mall.
Developer James Smith wants to build an office retail park on this hillside at the corner of Routes 419 and 220.
A vote on the Slate Hill project had been delayed several times because of concerns over erosion, size and heights of the buildings and increased traffic in the area.
That prompted the developer to agree to 39 conditions.
Last night, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the rezoning request.
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More layoffs in Danville are leaving hundreds without work.
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Dan River Incorporated says it needs to trim more than 300 jobs as it tries to emerge from Chapter Eleven bankruptcy.
The Schoolfield complex will lose its entire second shift and operate just one daytime shift from now on.. and the Piedmont comforter section will be trimmed from three shifts down to two.
Senior employees will be given preference for the remaining jobs and the company is offering what it calls a 'modest' severance package to those laid off.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Showers and storms are again a good bet for the afternoon, with highs around 80.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up.

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Democrats and Republicans are taking their battle from the Capitol, to the courtroom.
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A Richmond federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by state Democrats.
The lawmakers are suing the Republican Party of Virginia over two eavesdropped phone calls.
The state G-O-P had argued that its former executive director, Ed Matricardi, was NOT carrying out party policy when he intercepted the calls.
The judge ruled otherwise.
He did, however, limit Democrats to seeking only ten thousand dollars in damages.
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Construction will improve the air flow inside Roanoke's City Market Building, but that doesn't mean people aren't airing their grievances about it.

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Downtown Roanoke Incorporated, or DRI, says it could take nine months to install a new air conditioning system. Owners of several businesses in the Market Building say they've been told they might have to shut down for several days, while the stalls are outfitted with new equipment. Outside, parking on Market Street is limited to one side. DRI says the inconvenience will pay off with better temperature control and perhaps, more interest by developers in the currently unoccupied top two floors.
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After years of planning, a project to expand a Botetourt County town is moving forward.
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Currently, Fincastle is made up of 91-acres and about 350-residents. With an expansion now under consideration, the town could grow to six-times that size and to upwards of one-thousand people. Officials say an expansion would help develop Fincastle as a business center, increase property values and serve as a base for citizens.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Fincastle will host two public meetings, tomorrow night at the firehouse and next Wednesday the 30th at the library. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m.
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The Commonwealth says, "No." The A-C-L-U says, "Yes." That's why the group plans on sueing Virginia over a new law regulating nudist youth camps.
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The law makes it illegal for adolescents to attend a nudist camp without their parents or guardians.
The target of the new law is an annual week-long camp for children aged eleven to 18 in southeastern Virginia.
A-C-L-U officials say teens have a right to attend nudist camps.
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((KENT WILLIS/ACLU OF VIRGINIA: THIS IS THE STATE DISCRIMINATING AGAINST A CERTAIN PORTION OF THE YOUNG POPULATION, THEY'RE SAYING TEENS WHO WANT TO ATTEND A NUDIST CAMP, ALONE CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO SO IT IS A FORM OF DISCRIMINATION.))
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A spokesman for the Attorney General says the law is constitutional and the state is prepared to defend it.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
More wet weather is likely, with another chance of showers and storms.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.





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Another soldier with roots in Southwest Virginia has been killed in Iraq.
Army Staff Sergeant Gregory V. Pennington is from Glade Spring in Washington County.
He died yesterday.
The Defense Department says he was killed during a mortar attack on his camp in Baghdad.
The 36-year old was assigned to the First Cavalry Division based in Fort Hood, Texas.

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A week before Christopher Picard was set to go to trial for the 2002 murder of Lori Metts Boyd, he made an unexpected move -- he pled GUILTY.
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Boyd's body was found inside her burning car in September 2002 -- an autopsy revealed she had been strangled to death.

Picard went on trial for capital murder in November, but prosecutors dropped the charges to find more evidence.
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((WE HAVEN'T ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO PRESENT EVERYTHING THAT WE HAD, BUT I THINK AS YOU CAN SEE WITH THE TWO ATTORNEYS THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE PLED GUILTY IF THERE WASN'T A FACTUAL BASIS FOR THIS.))
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Picard's attorneys say up until two weeks ago, they were ready to go to trial AGAIN. But new D-N-A evidence -- which they wouldn't reveal -- changed that plan. Through a plea agreement, Picard was sentenced to three terms of life in prison for first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery. However, all but 50-years of that sentence, was suspended, including the time Picard has already spent in jail.
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An arsonist--maybe two-- continue eluding authorities in Montgomery County.

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The Oak Forest Mobile Home park in the northern section of the county's seen three fires in two nights; a total of four in the last two months. This empty trailer caught fire around 4:30 Monday morning. Police believe they are looking for one or two people. Investigators also say the fires appear to be acts of vandalism and NOT designed to hurt anyone. The fires have caused several thousand dollars in damage. If you have any information, call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
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More layoffs in Southside leave hundreds of textile workers without jobs.
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Dan River Incorporated says it needs to trim more than 300 jobs as it tries to emerge from Chapter Eleven bankruptcy.
The Schoolfield complex will lose its entire second shift and operate just one daytime shift from now on.. and the Piedmont comforter section will be trimmed from three shifts down to two.
Senior employees will be given preference for the remaining jobs and the company is offering what it calls a 'modes(------------) t' severance package to those laid off.