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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... You'll need the jacket as you head out the door, but temperatures will warm up into the mid 60s this afternoon.
Steve Pardon has the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-6L'burg-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A woman charged with murder in Lynchburg now sits in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
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[VO-NAT]


42- year old Linda Bailey Buffaloe is accused of fatally stabbing a man Sunday night.
Officers answered a call to 613 Wilton Avenue where there'd been reports of a malicious wounding.
When they got there, they found 52 year old Gregory Lee Campbell with a knife wound.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he died a short time later.
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[7-11Disaster-Declaration]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-37 TC19:45]
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Governor Mark Warner is asking the President to declare 20 of Virginia's cities and counties disaster areas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Week]


Initial reports show 570 homes and nearly 50 businesses were damaged or destroyed.
If aid is approved, victims would be eligible for low interest loans and grants, and unemployment and housing assistance.
Governor Warner says the cumulative effects of recent disasters in Virginia are beyond the Commonwealth's ability to address without federal help.
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[7-VOBVictory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-39 TC 12:53]
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A Roanoke city councilman says the public was misled about last week's flooding at Victory Stadium.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]


The city engineer originally said the flood reduction project would NOT have prevented problems at Victory Stadium.


City councilman Brian Wishneff says that's untrue and believes a flood wall would have helped.
The city engineer now admits he made a mistake, but says it wasn't done on purpose.
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[SOT 4:13:31]
[IN Q=What I've tried]

((PHIL SCHIRMER/CITY ENGINEER: WHAT I'VE TRIED TO HOLD TO IN THE STANDARD THAT I'VE ASKED MY STAFF TO FOLLOW IS WORKING WITH THE STADIUM COMMITTEE AND OUR CITY COUNCIL IS NOT TO TAKE SIDES ON ANY ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Schirmer/City Engineer; :]
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[OUT Q=on any issue]
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[VO-NAT]


Schirmer says forecasters had predicted the Roanoke River would crest at nineteen feet.
It ended up peaking at seventeen point eight feet and the city engineer says at that level a flood wall would have prevented flooding at Victory Stadium.
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[7-11-81-Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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VDOT is working to fill a sinkhole on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


The hole opened up at exit 118 in Montgomery County.
One of the southbound collector lanes that parallel the highway may be closed until Friday.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]

Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Lots of sunshine today with cooler temperatures in the mid 60s.
But the big cooldown is coming tonight.
Steve Pardon explains, in the forecast.

[55-11Breast-Cancer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
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She's already battled cancer twice -- and has resumed her fight with breast cancer a third time.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


But that didn't stop Susie Parrish from holding her annual golf tournament as part of the Susan G. Komen Rally for a Cure.
The event has grown from 30 women golfers to more than 2-hundred men and women.
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[SOT6:00]
[IN Q=Thanks to places like the Komen]

((SUSIE PARRISH/GOLF TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER; THANKS TO PLACES LIKE KOMEN FOUNDATION I HAVE NEW DRUGS TO TAKE NEW TREATMENTS TO TAKE THAT HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. SO THEY'RE REAL POSITIVE WITH MY PROGNOSIS THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD AND 12 IT ONLY REITERATES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RALLY FOR A CURE))
[SUPER=01-Susie Parrish/Golf Tournament Organizer]
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[OUT Q=the rally for a cure]
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[VO-NAT]


Although the event raises money, it's also about breast cancer awareness.
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[SOT 3:50]
[IN Q=It' not even just just]

((EILEEN HONEY/RALLY FOR A CURE; IT'S NOT EVEN JUST GOLFERS, SHE'S RAISING AWARENESS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND UNTIL WE HAVE A CURE IF YOU CATCH IT EARLY YOU SURVIVE AND SHE'S LIVING PROOF OF THAT))
[SUPER=01-Eileen Honey/Rally For a Cure]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=living proof of that]
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[VO-NAT]


Parrish and this golf tournament will be featured in next October's edition of Southern Living Magazine.
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[55-6Sears]


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The President of Center in the Square is in physical therapy after suffering a stroke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May]


Jim Sears drove himself to Lewis Gale Medical Center Saturday afternoon- where doctors are treating him for what's being called a mini-stroke.
The news came as a suprise to co-workers and to Sears who works out regularly.
The 59 year old is undergoing more testing today- and is beginning physical therapy.
Center managers say he is doing well and in good spirits.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[55-6Affair-Square]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday]


This was a big weekend for Center in the Square-
"Affair in the Square" is the museum's biggest fundraiser of the year.
Center officials say it was one of the best ever- with over one-thousand people there.
Organizers credit a new V-I-P floor, great weather, and lower ticket prices for the success.
General admission was 55 dollars this year.. ten dollars lower than last year.
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[SOT 3:43]
[IN Q=]

((SUSAN MARTIN/CENTER IN THE SQUARE VICE PRESIDENT; WE DO THINK THAT HELPED. WE DID LOWER THEM BACK DOWN FOR GENERAL ADMISSION THIS YEAR. THEY WERE STILL UP BUT THEY ARE LOWER THAN A LITTLE BIT FOR GENERAL ADMISSION.))
[Super=01-Susan Martin/Center in the Square Vice President;]
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[OUT Q=for general admission.]
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[VO-NAT]


Martin says the event was as good as it gets... she regrets though that Jim Sears wasn't there to enjoy it.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]

Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We'll enjoy another pleasant fall day, with temperatures in the mid 60s. Scattered frost is possible tonight.
Steve Pardon has your full forecast, after the news.




[8-11Meth-Labs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Police say the methamphetamine problem in Southwest Virginia is growing faster than they can deal with.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax]

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Delegate Bill Carrico called a meeting with law and drug enforcement officials to find out what can be done. Police have found 61 meth labs in the state this year and more than 90-percent of them in the New River Valley and far southwest Virginia.
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[SOT: 52:08:00]
[IN Q= I can see]

((BILL CARICO: I CAN SEE THAT THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE SITUATION AND THE WELL BEING OF MY CONSTITUENTS ESPECIALLY IN THIS AREA AND WE WANT TO TRY TO STOP THIS BEFORE IT GETS OUT OF HAND.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Carrico/(R) Independence;]
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[OUT Q= out of hand.]
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[VO-NAT]

The solutions mentioned include stiffer penalties for the first meth offense and the need for more money to help fight the problem.
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[8-Wiley]


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New charges have been filed against the father of a four-year old boy who accidentally shot and killed himself in Roanoke a month ago. Isaiah Wiley was indicted yesterday for involuntary manslaughter and felony child neglect. He was initially charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The 23-year old was released on bond after spending Labor Day weekend in jail. September 3rd Wiley' son, Asadi, had found a gun in his father's Cadillac, picked it up and pulled the trigger. Since then Isaiah Wiley was arrested again for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He's being held without bond on that charge.

[8-6Voter-Registration]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:31:39]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]



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If you haven't registered already -- then you won't be voting in this year's Presidential election. Yesterday's deadline has come and gone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Many of the people who registered yesterday in Roanoke were first-time voters -- who feel the need to make their voices heard in this year's election.
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[SOT 8:48-:04 & 6:14-:28 ]
[IN Q=well most of]

((MARK AMES: WELL, MOST OF TIME, THINGS, OR AT LEAST IN MY LIFETIME, THINGS WEREN'T FELT SO DRASTICALLY AT HOME, WITH THE ECONOMY WITH THE WAR, WE HAVE A REAL CLEAR DECISION WHETHER WE WANT TO CONTINUE ON THE PATH THAT WE'RE ON, ON IF WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT PATH AND TRY A DIFFERENT HORSE./////SUSANA HEILBRON:THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS THE FIRST ONE THAT I WAS ELIGIBLE FOR AND I FORGOT TO VOTE TO BE HONEST, AND THIS ONE THERE'S JUST MORE ISSUES THAT I'M PREPARED TO VOTE FOR 28))
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[SUPER=01-Susana Heilbron/First-Time Voter;]
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[VO-NAT]

As of September 30th, about 56-thousand people were registered to vote in Roanoke, compared to a little more than 49-thousand in the 2000 presidential election. Voting officials say they will work through the weekend to tally this year's official numbers. (-----------)