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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning most cloudy today with a chance of scattered showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.




[7-11Vick-Case]


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Marcus Vick has avoided jail time for a drinking party with teenaged girls.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The 20 year old pleaded no contest yesterday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The charges stem from a party Vick and two teammates, Brenden Hill and Mike Imoh, had with 14 and 15 year old girls at Vick's apartment last winter. Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the jail time was suspended. He was also ordered to perform 24-hours of community service, fined 100 dollars and can not have any contact with the teenage girls. The Univeristy has already suspended Vick for the season, but Vick's lawyer believes he'll return to school.
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[7-11Franklin-Murder]


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Police in Franklin County have figured out how a man found murdered actually died.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]

An autopsy report shows 32-year-old Ronald Christopher Bonds died of blunt force trauma to the head. Bonds was found dead Saturday inside his mobile home at the Chestnut Trailer Park Court on English Road. Investigators are now interviewing people who knew Bonds. So far, they have NOT named any suspects.
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[7-6NRV-Drowning]


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A heroic action turned into a tragedy on the New River yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

According to Longshop/McCoy's fire chief a 29 year old man was trying to rescue a woman who fell in the New River and then drowned himself. Rescuers say the female had fallen off the rocks around the McCoy Falls area in Giles county. Witnesses say the victim appeared to have a problem and was swept away. His body was recovered about a mile and a half down the river near the Eggleston Bridge and was taken to Giles County Hospital. His named won't be released until his family is notified.
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[7-6Bill-White]


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An assault and battery charge against a Roanoke landlord was dropped yesterday, when the woman who swore out the warrant against him failed to show up in court.
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Bill White is the landlord who operates the extreme website Overthrow- dot- com.
Erica Hardwick Hoesch (HOEshhh) is a former neo-nazi, who passed out fliers with White's picture and the headline, "Meet Your Local Racist."
White was convicted of assault and battery following a confrontation in July, and Hardwick- Hoesch was convicted of trespassing on one of White's properties.
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Both defendants appealed their convictions to circuit court, but Hardwick Hoesch did not appear in court.
The judge dropped the charge against White for lack of a witness, and convicted Hardwick Hoesch in her absence.

She was fined 25 dollars plus court costs.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Remember to bring along the umbrella today, just in case.
We could see some scattered showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, coming up.

[55-6Weed]


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Virgil Goode's Democratic opponent says the long time incumbant failed his constituency when he voted to go to war with Iraq.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Al Weed used Bedford's D-Day Memorial as a backdrop yesterday as he accused Republicans of over-extending and under-supplying America's armed forces.
Weed ... a former Green Beret ... says he'd also like to see the presidential campaign move beyond its current fixation on the Vietnam War.
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((AL WEED/D-FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: RE-FIGHTING THAT ERA DOESN'T HELP US NOW. THE FOCUS REALLY OUGHT TO BE ON THE WAR IN IRAQ AND THE ECONOMY AND THE ISSUES THAT REALLY MATTER TO PEOPLE TODAY.))
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[OUT Q=matter to people today.]
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Weed says the Kerry campaign's decision to pull its t-v ads in Virginia won't adversely affect his own campaign.
He plans his own advertising blitz in the final week to ten days before the election.
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[55-11Vick-Case]


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Suspended Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick will not do any jail time for a late night party with teenage girls.

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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The 20 year old pleaded no contest yesterday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The charges stem from a party Vick and two teammates, Brenden Hill and Mike Imoh, had with 14 and 15 year old girls at Vick's apartment last winter. Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the jail time was suspended. He was also ordered to perform 24-hours of community service, fined 100 dollars and can not have any contact with the teenage girls. The Univeristy has already suspended Vick for the season, but Vick's lawyer believes he'll return to school.
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[55-11Opera-Roanoke]


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Lunch goers in Roanoke's Market Square now have opera music as a side dish.
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Bass Baritone Drew Dowdy is putting on a strolling performance as part of a new Opera Roanoke advertising campaign. Among other pieces, the 27-year old is singing selections from Verdi's (VEHR-deez) Rigoletto in which he'll star later this month.
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((DREW DOWDY/BASS BARITONE, OPERA ROANOKE: WE'RE GETTING A PRETTY GOOD RESPONSE. LOTS OF PEOPLE SAY THEY ENJOY IT AND ONE WONDERFUL WOMAN SAID SHE THOUGHT WE SHOULD DO THIS ALL THE TIME.))
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[OUT Q=thought we should do this all the time.]
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Downtown Roanoke Incorporated says it, too, would like to see more performances on the Market. The Opera's concerts are free and can be caught this Wednesday and Friday between 11:30 and 1:30.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds and scattered showers are likely today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the local forecast-- and the latest on Hurricane Ivan.





[8-6Rigged-Letters]


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Nevada authorities say they are investigating a person of interest in connection with letters sent to Governor Mark Warner and West Virginia Governor Bob Wise.
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[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

Letters rigged to ignite when opened have been sent to governors in at least 17 states in the last week.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Yesterday, similar letters were intercepted before reaching governors Warner and Wise. Both learned of the attempts at a Southern Governors' Association conference in Richmond.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'RE ALL OUTRAGED THAT SOMEONE WOULD TRY TO PUT PEOPLE IN FEAR AND THREATEN NOT ONLY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, BUT THE REAL PERSON WHO'S POTENTIALLY MORE AT RISK IS THE PERSON WHOSE JOB IT IS TO OPEN THE MAIL. /// BOB WISE/WV GOVERNOR: IT'S A ROUTINE PROCESS NOW THAT WE HAVE TO WEAR GLOVES TO OPEN OUR MAIL.))
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At least three of the letters opened last week caught fire, but no one has been injured. Officials said both etters were in standard, white business envelopes, and had a return address from Nevada's maximum-security Ely State Prison.
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A corrections official says investigators are comparing the person of interest's handwriting to that on the envelopes

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It's been one of the biggest developments ever undertaken at Smith Mountain Lake, but supervisors are only just now getting a look at the master plan for Mariners Landing.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Developer John White is finishing construction on his first multi-story condominium along Craddock Creek.
Plans call for at least two more, but residents are saying 'not so fast'.
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((LYNN BARNES/CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP: THE AREA IS COMPOSED OF PRIMARILY RESIDENTIAL FOLKS, THIS KIND OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IS JUST OUT OF PLACE IN THAT PART OF THE LAKE.))
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Last night, Bedford supervisors got their first look at the master plan for the entire Mariners Landing project.
Current land use guidelines would allow White to build anything from a hunting preserve to an airport ... now the county wants to know exactly what he has in mind.
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((BOB BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: EVERYBODY WANTS THE BEAUTY OF THE LAKE, EVERYBODY WANTS THE PRISTINENESS, THEN YOU PILE BOATS AND BOATS AND BOATS ON TOP OF THIS, SOMEHOW THESE THINGS CLASH TOGETHER.))
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Residents have already voiced their concerns about increased traffic, noise problems and pollution.
Comments and questions from county leaders will be passed on to the developers in October.
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