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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Staying mostly cloudy today with a few scattered showers possible.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid- week outlook, plus the latest on Hurricane Ivan, coming up.





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Danville Police are investigating a lat night armed robbery at a gas station. A clerk at the Texaco Service Station on North Main Street says two men came into the store shortly before eleven -- one carrying a pistol -- and demanded money from the register. Both men fled the store on foot with an unknown amount of money.
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[TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS E530] Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Danville Crimestoppers at 434-793-0000. Information may lead to a cash reward.
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[7-11Mayor-Harris]


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Recent controversies in Roanoke haven't shaken Mayor Nelson Harris' optimism for the future -- or his confidence in city leaders.
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Harris delivered his first State of the City Address to the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He made no apologies for the optimistic tone, and praised the work of city manager Darlene Burcham, his colleagues on city council and members of the school board.
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[IN Q=Folks Roanoke is a great place]

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR: FOLKS ROANOKE IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. ROANOKE IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND YOU'VE GOT A HARD WORKING CITY GOVERNMENT THAT I AM VERY PROUD OF.))
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[OUT Q=that I am very proud of.]
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Harris also had kinds words for elected and appointed officials in Roanoke County. He cited the new water authority and promised more regional cooperation in the future.

[7-6Rescue-Disk]


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It's looks like a toy, but it's credited with saving hundreds of lives across the country. Now a local sheriff's office is using the device.
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It's called the "Res-Q Disc" and is designed to save drowning victims. The disc is like a Frisbee.
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A deputy throws the disc slightly upstream from the victim who can grab at the rope or the disc itself.
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((DELBERT DUDDING/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WHEN WE FIRST GOT THEM I WAS KIND OF SKEPTICAL- LIKE WHY DO WE NEED THESE. YOU NEVER KNOW. WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER FLOOD OF '85 AND LAST WEEK, WE DODGED A BULLET AND HOPEFULLY AGAIN THIS WEEK, BUT WE THINK THIS IS A GREAT TOOL FOR OUR OFFICERS TO HAVE.))
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[OUT Q=.... our officers to have.]
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Dudding says the disc will keep deputies from having to go into the water. The department bought 70 of them, a total cost of about 14-hundred dollars.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds, patchy fog, and a few scattered showers are possible.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, right after the news.

[55-VOBWard-Burton]


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It's not everyday you'll find a Nascar driver, a former baseball player and a reality-tv star under the same roof. But, that's exactly what hundreds of people saw last night during the 12th annual Return to Nature Dinner and Benefit.

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((EVENT ANNOUNCER: AND YOU'LL MEET WARD, AND BIG TOM AND JOHN ROCKER YOU CAN GET THEIR AUTOGRAPHS.))
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The celebrity trio came together in Lynchburg, to help raise money for the Return to Nature organization -- an affiliate of the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.
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((WARD BURTON/NASCAR DRIVER: MIKE ROBERTS HAS REACHED SINGLE HANDEDLY OVER A 150 THOUSAND KIDS THROUGHOUT VA IN FOUR YEARS AND IS DOING A GREAT JOB OF PASSING ON THE MESSAGE ABOUT CONSERVATION TO THE CHILDREN.))
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[VO NAT] Former Atlanta Braves star John Rocker says he supports any program that focuses on the future of children -- and says he's beyond his controversial past. And even though he's no longer a Survivor -- Big Tom still has a love for the great outdoors.
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(("BIG TOM"BUCHANAN/SURVIVOR ALL-STAR: BEING A FARMER AND INTO ANIMALS AND IN SURVIVOR, I'VE BEEN IN AFRICA WITH ALL THE ANIMALS, SO IT'S KIND OF A SOMETHING DEAR TO ME SO IT WORKS OUT PRETTY GOOD.))
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[VO NAT] The event is expected to raise more than 60-thousand dollars. That's money organizers hope to use to expand the program to areas outside Virginia.
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[55-11Peer-Mediation]


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Roanoke area schools are not only training kids to resolve their own conflicts, but are putting them to work helping others.
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The City and County schools are offerning conflict resolution training, in some cases to students as young as 9 years old. Those kids can then be recommended to help solve disagreements between peers.
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((KATIE ZAWACKI/PRPECENTION SPECIALIST: THEY'RE TAUGHT HOW TO LISTEN, HOW TO SEE ANOTHER PERSON'S POINT OF VIEW AND ARE ACTUALLY QUITE PROFICIENT AT LEADING THE OTHER STUDENTS THROUGH THIS FOUR STEP PROCESS.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((AMANDO LUCADO/PEER MEDIATOR: IT'S FUN WORKING WITH OTHER KIDS INSTEAD OF HAVING GROWNUPS TALK TO THE KIDS. YOU CAN BE REAL WITH PEOPLE YOUR OWN AGE.))
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[VO NAT:17] Roanoke *City* has implemented the program at fewer than ten schools although a recent task force report on preventing school violence has suggested more schools be included. All Roanoke *County* schools teach 4th, 7th and 10th grade students some form of conflict resolution.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Don't be surprised to see some drizzle this morning, otherwise mostly cloudy.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast- and an update on the tropics-- coming up.





[8-11Brown]


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It has been more than a quarter century since the last time Radford tried a capital murder case.
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Yesterday, a grand jury indicted Aamir Darrin Lewis Brown on 15 charges, including capital murder.
Brown's accused of shooting two men, one of them fatally, during a drug robbery.
No trial date has been set.
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A dance company for Lynchburg's inner city children will soon OWN the building it's called home for the last four years.
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Lynchburg first allowed the Dance Theatre to occupy this building on Commerce Street rent-free.
Four years and 250-thousand dollars worth of improvements later, the dance group is ready to buy it for 40-thousand dollars ... well below its current assessed value, and a year after its option to buy the property expired.
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((JEFF HELGESON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: TO SELL IT AT THIS POINT FOR 40-THOUSAND CONSTRUES A GIFT OF 115-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER FUNDS.))
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[OUT Q=taxpayer funds.]
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The rest of council felt the deal is a worthwhile investment in both downtown and the lives of hundreds of children. Meanwhile, the debate continues over whether Walgreens can locate a store on this corner of Langhorne and Murrell Roads.
The city still has concerns over the site plan. Council is expected to vote yes or no on the project next month.
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[8-11Vinton-Rescue]


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It answers about 25-hundred calls a year, but it's getting too small for that kind of service, so Vinton is coming to the aid of its rescue squad.
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Plans for a new rescue squad building have been unveiled. Officials say the current building is too small and there's not enough room for all the equipment, people and storage.
The town's mayor says this more than 12-thousand square foot building would solve the crowding problems.
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((BRAD GROSE, VINTON MAYOR: THIS PLAN INCLUDES AN ADDITION TO AN EXISTING FIRE DEPARTMENT BUILDING EXCLUSIVELY FOR RESCUE SQUAD. IT HAS AMPLE SPACE FOR EQUIPMENT WE HAVE NOW, PLUS TRAINING FACILITIES EVEN AN EXERCISE ROOM.))
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[OUT Q=.. an exercise room.]
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The mayor says once the building's financed, construction would begin as soon as possible.
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