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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Another sunny September day with highs in the upper 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11220-Accident]


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State Police say traffic is moving once again on Route 220 in Franklin County after an accident tied up traffic for hours last night.
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Emergency crews say this bucket truck ran off the northbound side of Route 220 around 7 o-clock and snapped a utility pole near Boones Mill.
The driver and a passenger were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial hospital, but there's no word on their identities or conditions.
The crash knocked out power to nearly 750 customers around Boones Mill.
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Still no word on the identity of a body found after a fire in Danville.
Police say the badly burned body was found inside a home on Dula Street just before 2:30.
Firefighters say initial calls indicated an elderly woman was trapped inside the house, but so far police have not been able to identify the body.

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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg is trying to figure out exactly how many tornados touched down last week.
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Teams of meteorologists spent the weekend surveying the damage and taking pictures. Investigators have confirmed at least three twisters, but believe there may have been more.
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((HENDRICUS LULOFS: WE SUSPECT BASED ON WHAT WE SAW ON OUR RADAR THAT THERE WERE NUMEROUS MORE TORNADO'S OUT THERE MAY HAVE TOUCHED DOWN IN WOODED LOCATIONS. NOT HAD A DIRECT IMPACT ON PEOPLE, NONETHELESS THERE WERE TORNADO'S.))
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[OUT Q=nonetheless there were tornados.]
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A team will fly over the region in a State Police plane today looking for signs of damage. The information will be used to make sure the warnings issued last Friday were correct and to preserve an accurate look at weather history.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Meanwhile, residents of Whitby Acres in Henry County- one of the areas hit hardest by Friday's storm- are still cleaning up. But what a difference a few days makes. Downed powerlines and trees have been removed from the road. Power, phone and cable service have been restored. Folks who were still cleaning up got a helping hand from inmates yesterday.
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((PAUL NICHOLS/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: IT'S BEEN PRETTY HECTIC ALL AROUND, BUT WE HAD PEOPLE PITCHING IN THROUGHOUT THE NEIGBHORHOOD. FRIENDS AND FAMILY COMING IN AND EVERYTHING ELSE- IT'S BEEN A LOT OF HELP.))
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[OUT Q=... a lot of help.]
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Across the street at CP-Films, employees returned to work while crews worked to stabilize and repair the roof of the building. Company officials say while some employees may be displaced from the offices, no one will lose their job. They expect to have repairs completed within the next two weeks.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're keeping the sunny weather around again today-- along with pleasant temperatures.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, in just a moment.

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The First Street Bridge AND the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium have new names starting today.
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Last night, City Council confirmed an earlier decision to name the First Street Bridge in honor of civil rights leader Martin Luther King. The decision still depends on approval by the King Center in Atlanta.
The effort to honor King has generated controversy for several years, and it provoked more criticism yesterday.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/GAINSBORO RESIDENT: AND SURELY IT IS TRUE THAT YOU CANNOT PLEASE EVERYBODY ALL OF THE TIME, BUT THE PROCEDURE USED TO DO THIS WAS SO MUCH OUT OF CHARACTER AND THAT IS WHAT IS CAUSING DISCUSSION AND DISSENT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=within the community.]
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City Council also approved a name change for the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium. The facility is set to re-open soon following renovations. It will now be known as the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.
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Children don't come with instruction manuals, but one may be coming for parents across the state.
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Health officials unveiled the new "Parenting Tool Kit" being made available by a number of local agencies.
In it parents can find useful information on the health, nutrition and safety of their babies along with a guide to child development.
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((TONYA PULLIAM/ALLIANCE FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN: THIS IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR NEW PARENTS AND IT'S PACKED WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT ARE READILY AVAILABLE IN OUR AREA THAT A NEW PARENT MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT. THE INFORMATION THAT'S IN THERE, IT'S HELPFUL TO THE HEALTH CARE AND SAFETY OF THE NEW BABY.))
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[OUT Q=of the new baby.]
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The tool kits are the idea of Governor Mark Warner.
They're available in both English and Spanish.
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Franklin County's new library has opened in the old Peebles Department store in Rocky Mount.
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Officials say the building is about twice the size of the old one -- making room for about 12-more computers, a new story-hour room, and three meeting rooms. The two-million dollar project is about four years in the making. Construction alone took a year. Officials say they still have a little more work to do before the official grand opening celebration next month.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Our last full day of summer features more sunshine and pleasant highs in the 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Tuesday outlook, coming up.





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Roanoke's former mayor, David Bowers says the city should step up its efforts to bring passenger trains back to the Star City.
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Recently, the Norfolk Southern Corporation said it considers passenger rail a business opportunity it's willing to consider. And Governor Warner said he supports the effort.
Yesterday, Former Roanoke Mayor Bowers asked city council to reactivate the passenger rail committee he headed.
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((DAVID BOWERS: AND I DON'T EXPECT THE RAILROAD TO BE COMING THROUGH TOMORROW. IT MAY NOT COME THROUGH FOR A YEAR OR MORE, BUT WHEN THE RAILROAD GETS TO ROANOKE, WE IN ROANOKE OUGHT TO BE PREPARED FOR THE RAILROAD.))
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Bowers says the committee could organize citizens and demonstrate to the railroad and the state that there is substantial support for passenger rail service in western Virginia.

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Opening statements are scheduled today in the second fraud trial of former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow.
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The 57-year-old faces ten fraud charges in federal court in Charlottesville.
Burrow is accused of lying about the success of his efforts to raise money for the 25 million dollar memorial in Bedford. His first trial ended in a hung jury in December 2002. Burrow also will face trial on perjury charges at a later date.
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[8-6CBS-Memos]


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C-B-S anchor Dan Rather has apologized for airing documents in a report that questioned President Bush's National Guard service.
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Rather says the authenticity of the memos cannot be verifed, and should NOT have been used.
The apology comes after a source for the story admitted he mis- led the network.
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Some C-B-S affiliates, including W-D-B-J, fear the "60 Minutes" memos will tarnish their own local reputations. W-D-B-J General Manager Bob Lee, who serves as Chairman of the C-B-S affiliates, believes the matter may have an impact on Rather's future with the network.
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((BOB LEE/WDBJ-TV GENERAL MANAGER: I DON'T THINK HE WANTS TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN BE ANCHOR OF CBS EVENING NEWS, SO I THINK HE WILL BE RESISTANT TO STEPPING DOWN. BUT I'D BE SURPRISED IF THERE ISN'T TREMENDOUS INTERNAL PRESSURE AT CBS NEWS FOR HIM TO GO OFF QUIETLY INTO THE SUNSET.))
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W-D-B-J has heard from hundreds of viewers in the past week unhappy with C-B-S. Lee says the matter has been devastating to C-B-S News' reputation.
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