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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Our Friday is looking good-- Partly cloudy with highs around 80.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.



[7-11Brathwaite]


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Attorneys for murder suspect Clinton Brathwaite are trying to keep the sole surviving witness out of the courtroom during his trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The defense argues Kierra Arrington's presence could conjure up sympathy from the jury that's set to begin hearing the case next week.
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[SOT 11:46:55]
[IN Q=If this young]

((IF THIS YOUNG TEENAGER WHO SURVIVED THIS HORRIBLE ATTACK ON HER AND HER FAMILY SITS ON THE FRONT ROW AND LOOKS AT THE JURY AT EVERY STAGE OF THE PROCEEDINGS, THAT WOULD- -WE SUBMIT- -UNDERMINE THE FAIRNESS OF THE PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Brathwaite's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=of the process.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-April 2003]

Kierra Arrington is one of five people shot on Madison Avenue last year. The other four all died. The judge ruled that her presence would not violate Brathwaite's Constitutional rights, so the judge will allow her to be there.
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[7-11Burrow]


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Richard Burrow's fraud trial continues. Government prosecutors said yesterday that the former head of the D-Day Memorial intentionally lied to banks so they'd loan money for the project.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Burrow is standing trial on ten federal fraud charges related to his fundraising efforts for the Memorial.
Prosecutors say he overstated or mis-represented some pledges while trying to secure bank loans to keep the project going.
Burrow's lawyers have argued that he had every expectation that money would come in and help repay the loans.
His trial continues today in Charlottesville.
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[7-11Army-Reservists]


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More local reservists are being called to active duty. This time the Galax Army Reserve Unit might be headed to Iraq.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

The 424th Transportation Company in Galax is being deployed to Fort Dix in New Jersey. From there, soldiers say it's anybody's guess, but the likely destination is Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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[SOT: 25:17:00 ]
[IN Q=There is some ]

(( 1ST SGT. JAY KITTS/424TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: THERE IS SOME KIND OF BUTTERFLIES IN YOUR STOMACH, BUT OVERALL WITH THE SOLDIERS THAT WE HAVE, YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER GROUP OF PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-1st Sgt. Jay Kitts/424th Transportation Company;]
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[OUT Q=better group of people.]
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[VO-NAT]

At least 15 members of the unit are from Galax, Grayson, Carroll or Pulaski Counties. They leave for Fort Dix the first week of October. The unit still needs more phone cards so soldiers can stay in contact with their families.
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[WIPE TO Phone Number Full E565] If you want to help, call the Army Reserve Center at 276- 236-6132.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mixture of clouds and sunshine today, with pleasant afternoon temperatures in the 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook, in just a few minutes.

[55-11Hurricane-Babies]


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Could a hurricane actually cause a pregnant woman to go into labor? There's some research that says yes.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]

Camden Hart is one of the babies born at the end of last week, as Hurricane Ivan moved up the coast. He wasn't due until October 10th, but Sandy and Danny Hart say the labor and delivery staff at Lewis Gale convinced them that a drop in barometric pressure can produce babies. She was in the final throes of labor Friday, when NEWS 7 broke into programming.
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[SOT 1:50:15]
[IN Q=And they announced]

((DANNY HART/PROUD FATHER; AND THEY ANNOUNCED THAT TORNADOS WERE IMMINENT IN ROANOKE AND SALEM AREA. I NOTICED IT. THE NURSES NOTICED IT. BUT WE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING TO THE PATIENT. HE HE. ))
[SUPER=01-Danny Hart/Proud Father]
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[OUT Q=patient. he he.]
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[V/O-NAT ] Carilion's Assistant Director of Obstetric Education says there have been conflicting studies on the subject, but she says there is some science associated with the phenomenon.
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[SOT 1:58:09]
[IN Q=Science, in the]

((DR. JOANNA STACEY/CARILION OBSTETRIC EDUCATION; SCIENCE IN THE FACT THAT AS THE PRESSURE DROPS, THE WATERS TEND TO BREAK, YES.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joanna Stacey/Carilion Obstetric Education]
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[OUT Q=to break, yes.]
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[V/O-NAT] During the two days of Ivan- induced weather, Community Hospital delivered 18 babies, as the barometric pressure fell to 29-point-57.
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[55-11Car-Crazy]


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A lot of the old race tracks that dotted the hillsides in Southwest Virginia are long gone. But there's one place where people can learn about the cars and drivers of old.
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[SUPER=03-Ferrum]


The Car Crazy Exhibit at the Blue Ridge Institute documents the history of racing and hotrodding in southwest Virginia.
On Saturday from 11 until 5, a racer and builder's reunion will bring together drivers, mechanics and fans.
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[SOT 07:26]
[IN Q=One fellow told me]

((LIKE ONE FELLOW TOLD ME, HE USED TO RACE HIS FATHER'S CAR AT THE DRAG STRIP AND HE THOUGHT HIS FATHER NEVER KNEW AND HE WON TWO WEEKS IN A ROW, AND THE THIRD WEEK HE MISSED A GEAR AND HE LOST AND ON MONDAY MORNING HE SAW HIS FATHER AND HE SAID WHAT HAPPENED, YOU DIDN'T WIN. 07:40 AND HERE THIS BOY THOUGHT I HAD HIDDEN THIS AND KEPT IT FROM HIS FATHER, HE'LL NEVER KNOW AND HIS FATHER HAD BEEN IN THE STANDS WATCHING HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Roddy Moore/Blue Ridge Institute]
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[OUT Q=had been in the stands watching him.]
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The Blue Ridge Institute is still looking for photographs that document the hotrod and racing scene in southwest Virginia.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Our run of pleasant Fall weather continues right on through the weekend.
But Hurricane Jeanne could bring some showers next week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up in the forecast.





[8-Bedford-Vandals]


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A teenager has been charged with vandalizing two black churches in Bedford County last month.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Bedford County authorities say a 16 year old is charged with arson and racially motivated property damage. The First Baptist Church and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Goode were vandalized in late August.
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[8-11Danville-Power]


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People in Southside can expect a huge hit in the pocket book come next year.
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The city of Danville just entered a new contract to buy wholesale electricity from A-E-P -- and the result will be a big price increase for customers.
Danville officials expect a 40 PERCENT INCREASE for residential customers, a 50 percent hike for commercial accounts and a 60 percent increase for the industries that are city's largest power consumers.
That means a 60 dollar residential bill will jump to 84 bucks.
The increases will show up in city bills next August.
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[8-11Jefferson-Forest]


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Plans to renovate Jefferson Forest High School are now officially dead.
The school board concluded it would cost too much to renovate -- and decided a NEW school is needed.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford]


So the school system turned to a state law which allows localities to contract out the design, construction, and financing of new schools.
The school board decided last night to move forward with two of the four proposals.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


One would build a new Jefferson Forest, the other calls for the construction of a combined middle and high school at an Industrial Park located off Route 460.
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[SOT 15:51:19]
[IN Q=I feel the merits]

((DAVID BLACK/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I FEEL THE MERITS OF A FOURTH HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A VIABLE OPTION. IT TAKES THE 14-HUNDRED TO 16-HUNDRED STUDENTS THAT WE COULD HAVE BEEN PUTTING INTO A JF AND SPLITS THAT SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-David Black/School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=splits that school]
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At least one board member feels a new school would be unfair to the other high schools in the county.
Another board member also wonders how much it will cost taxpayers.
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[SOT 16:01:30]
[IN Q=You take a 15 cent]

((TALBOT HUFF/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: YOU TAKE A 15 CENT INCREASE OR MAYBE EVEN MORE IF YOU GET THE GYMS EVERYWHERE AS WELL OR THE SCHOOLS NEED IT WILL BE MORE THAN THAT. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A TWENTY PERCENT INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES.))

[SUPER=01-Talbot Huff/School Board Member;]
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[OUT Q=property taxes]
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After nearly an hour of debate, the school board voted seven to two to ask for more details on the two proposals.
That should be completed by November and the school board will choose one of the options sometime after the first of the year.
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