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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Showers and storms likely today, with flood watches posted for the region.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, coming up.





[220-Ax]


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Drivers can expect delays on Route 220 southbound in Henry county this morning. Authorities say a tractor trailer accident has tied up traffic in one southbound lane just past the Franklin county line.

[7-VOBMethadone]


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Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic in Northwest Roanoke say they have to move quickly if they want to stop the clinic from moving in.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


C-R-C Health Corporation plans to open a facility on Hershberger Road within 90 days, pending state approval.
As a result, opponents held a strategy meeting last night.
Some of the options discussed include holding peaceful protests and boycotts but at least one prominent opponent say it's time to sit down with the company.
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[SOT 18:29:50]
[IN Q=My concern is simply]

((DELEGATE ONZLEE WARE: MY CONCERN IS SIMPLY TO MAKE SURE IF IT IS GOING TO COME THAT IT IS DONE IN THE PROPER MANNER AND THE ONLY WAY I KNOW THAT CAN HAPPEN WOULD BE IF THEY HAD SOME INPUT PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE METHADONE CLINIC.))

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[OUT Q=to the methadone clinic]
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Delegate Ware helped to pass legislation that restricts future methadone clinics. However the law does not effect the one proposed for Hershberger Road.
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[7-11Fincastle-Boundaries]


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Some concerned citizens say expanding the town of Fincastle is not a good idea, and they're trying to stop it.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Linnie and Helen Gregory are just two of about 30-Botetourt County residents who are against a plan that would change the town from about 91-acres to nearly 22-hundred acres. The Gregorys and other members worry how the town's rules and regulations would affect their RURAL way of life.
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[IN Q=We're afraid restrictions...]

((LINNIE GREGORY, CONCERNED CITIZEN: WE'RE AFRAID RESTRICTIONS THE TOWN MAY HAVE WILL IMPOSE ON US THE NECESSITY OF GETTING RID OF OUR COWS, NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THIS LAND FOR USE OF HAY, CATTLE AND SO FORTH. WE'D PROBABLY BE FORCED TO SELL OFF JUST TO PAY THE TAX BILLS.)) ((ROB HAGAN, FINCASTLE PLANNING COMMISSION: THAT'S OUR REAL FOCUS- IS HOW BEST TO PRESERVE OUR GREEN SPACE AND VIEW SHEDS AND HOW TO MOLD THESE NEW COMMUNITIES INTO A COHESIVE TOWN, WHICH IS A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE...))
[SUPER=01-Linnie Gregory/Concerned Citizen; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rob Hagan/Fincastle Planning Commission; :15]
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[OUTQ=... win-win for everyone.]
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County and town officials are scheduled to meet in August to determine public hearing dates. It's during those hearings the community can voice their concerns and try to put a stop to the plan.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Be prepared for a wet commute as showers and storms are likely throughout the day.
The rain could be heavy at times.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Tuesday outlook, coming up.

[55-220-Ax]


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Drivers can expect delays on Route 220 southbound in Henry county this morning. Authorities say a tractor trailer accident has tied up traffic in one southbound lane just past the Franklin county line. There is also an accident Route 460 in Bedford County. State Police say a tractor trailer overturned in the S-curves, just east of Montvale. The left eastbound lane is blocked. Cleanup is expected to take at least four hours.



[55-6Tech-Orientation]


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Virginia Tech students don't go back to school for a few weeks, but Blacksburg is already full of freshmen again.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

It's the last week of orientation for the newest batch of Tech students, so expect some crowded streets and restaurants over the next few days. The school is trying to get them ready for classes and show them around town. There will be more than seven thousand new faces in Blacksburg next month.
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[IN Q=It's pretty big.]

((JESSICA ARRAZOLA: IT'S PRETTY BIG, I'M SURE I'M GOING TO MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE THAT I'LL HOPEFULLY KNOW FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IT'S PRETTY HOMEY I REALLY ENJOY THE VISIT SO FAR. DAN RICHARDSON: IT'S A GOOD INTRODUCTION FOR ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF. IT GETS THEM TO KNOW WHAT BLACKSBURG'S ALL ABOUT, THE WEATHER, AND WHAT THE CAMPUS LOOKS LIKE DEFINITELY.))
[SUPER=01-Jessica Arrazola/Virginia Tech Freshman; ]
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[OUT Q=like definitely]
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Classes start August 23rd. Students will begin moving back to town in the next three weeks.
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[55-11Film-Theft]


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A young man working at a movie theater in Buena Vista is charged with stealing a copy of "The Passion of the Christ" and trying to sell it on the Internet.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]

Twenty-two year old Dustin Benson allegedly took the film at the end of a week-long run at the Valley Cinemas in May.

He listed the movie for sale on e-bay, according to evidence presented in court yesterday. The owners of the theater didn't notice it was missing, because the picture was supposed to be picked up for its next engagement. Though theater owner Kay Smith was not hurt financially, she's still hurt.
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[IN Q=I thought we]

((KAY SMITH/THEATER OWNER; I THOUGHT WE HAD A RELATIONSHIP THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING LIKE THAT FROM ANY OF MY EMPLOYEES. I'VE DONE A LOT FOR BENSON. HE DONE A LOT FOR ME.))
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[OUT Q=a lot for me.]
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A Grand Jury will consider larceny and breaking and entering charges against Benson tomorrow.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Keep the umbrella close by.
A flood watch is in effect, as showers and storms move in.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast, coming up.





[8-220-Ax]


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Drivers can expect delays on Route 220 southbound in Henry county this morning. Authorities say a tractor trailer accident has tied up traffic in one southbound lane just past the Franklin county line. There's also an accident on Route 460 in Bedford County.
Authorities say one person was injured, and transported to the hospital. State Police say a tractor trailer overturned in the S-curves, just east of Montvale. The left eastbound lane is blocked. Cleanup is expected to take at least four hours.



[8-11Warner-Convention]


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Virginia will have a prominent politician speaking at the Democratic Convention this week in Boston.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Mark Warner will address the convention Thursday.
He'll speak just a few hours before John Kerry accepts the party's nomination.
Political analysts say it is an honor for Warner that will help cement his reputation as a rising southern governor.

Many believe his appearance at the convention could determine his political future.
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[IN Q=THAT POLITICAL FUTURE MIGHT WELL BE]

((ROBERT HOLSWORTH/POLITICAL ANALYST: THAT POLITICAL FUTURE MIGHT WELL BE IN THE U.S. SENATE ALTHOUGH HE'S MAKING SOME STATEMENTS TO COME BACK AND RUN FOR GOVERNOR IN 2009. MY SENSE IS THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF PRESSURE ON HIM BY THE DEMOCRATS TO RUN FOR SENATE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst]
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[OUT Q=TO RUN FOR SENATE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.]
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Warner is prohibited by Virginia's constitution to succeed himself as governor.
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[TAKE 7TOO FS E523]
You can see the governor's speech and all of the Democratic and Republican party conventions on our digital channel 7-2. Cox Digital Cable subscribers can watch on channel 107.
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[8-11Henry-Body]


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Police have arrested the final suspect in an attempted break-in that led to the death of a man.
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44-year old Timothy Willard Thornton has been charged with attempted breaking and entering. 43-year old Michael Robin Wilson was arrested on Thursday.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week]

Authorities say Thornton, Wilson and a third man, Jerry Wayne Weadon, tried to force their way into a Pittsylvania County home early Wednesday morning. The homeowner exchanged fire with the suspects, apparently hitting Weadon in the back. His body was found in Henry County later that day. Thornton will remain in Eden, North Carolina until he waives extradition back to Virginia. (------------)