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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The day begins with temperatures in the 40s, but we'll see a big warm- up this afternoon, with highs in the 70s.
Brent Watts has your Thursday forecast, coming up.




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Federal prosecutors have 70 days to decide whether to try former D-Day Memorial director Richard Burrow a third time on fraud charges.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

A federal judge declared a mistrial yesterday in the former D-Day Director's second trial after a Charlottesville jury was unable to reach a verdict. It's the second time a trial has ended in a hung jury for Burrow. Most of the jurors said they would have voted innocent. Prosecutors said Burrow lied to government officials, banks and his own board of directors about the health of the memorial foundation's finances in a scheme to get loans and state matching funds for the struggling memorial. The defense said Burrow was being made the scapegoat of paranoid officials who were worried about being sued.
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[7-Security-Money]


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Virginia is one of the top five states when it comes to Homeland Security money.
When the Department of Homeland Security was dispursing money its first year, Virginia was near the top of its list. The one-point-69 billion dollars the state received in fiscal year 2003 was the fourth-highest sum in the nation.


[7-11Victory-Stadium]


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The mess at Victory Stadium has some people wondering about its future.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Last week's flooding has washed out another game at Victory Stadium, so Patrick Henry will have to travel to Lynchburg's City Stadium to play Heritage. That's the third game that has been moved out of the city because of flooding this year. Now, the inconvenience and costs of cleanup have raised questions about the long term future of the stadium.
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[IN Q=That question is going...]

((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; THAT QUESTION IS GOING TO BE RESOLVED, AND I THINK THERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT HAVE COME ABOUT BECAUSE OF THE FLOOD THAT WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK AT, AND I THINK THAT'S BEING DONE BY THE COMMITTEE. HOWEVER, IT'S INCUMBANT ON THE CITY TO DO WHAT IT CAN TO GET THIS FIELD READY TO FINISH OUT THIS FOOTBALL SEASON.))
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[OUT Q=out this football season.]
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Lea says he is disappointed because he has not seen any crews working to clean up the stadium. Civic Center officials say they need to let the field dry out first and then it will be cleaned up. They hope to have the stadium ready for play next week.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... We'll enjoy sunshine today and pleasant high temperatures in the 70s.
Brent Watts has your seven day outlook, right after the news.
[Graphic=I-81 Accident]

But first, a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81 is tying up traffic in Montgomery County. A milk truck is overturned near milemarker 108. State police dispatchers say both southbound lanes are closed, but the right shoulder is opened for morning rush hour traffic.

There's no word on when it will be cleaned up.[55-11Coffee-Sign]


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A familiar downtown Roanoke landmark may soon get a facelift and a new home.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1991;]


The H and C coffee sign may light up again- after years in the dark.
A new drive is underway to perk up the sign with a major renovation that includes new neon lights.
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The sign would also move from the Billy's Ritz Building to the top of the Shenandoah Hotel.
The cost of all of this is 170 thousand dollars... Downtown Roanoke Incorporated hopes to raise 60-grand through private donations.
They'll sell honorary shares in the sign- coffee mugs and set up tins at local Stop In Stores.
If all goes as planned- the new sign will light up next year.
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[55-11School-Safety]


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A national group is trying to save lives by teaching local kids car safety.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

In 2002- more than 43-thousand children age 14 and under were treated in emergency rooms for pedestrian related injuries. Yesterday, the SAFE KIDS Coalition of Roanoke sponsored an event which brought "Otto the Auto" to the Highland Park Magnet Learning Center. Otto is a remote control car that uses an interactive program to teach safety.
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((DECARA ATKINS/3RD GRADE STUDENT: TO LOOK BOTH WAYS WHEN CROSSING THE STREET...AND WHEN IN THE CAR WITH YOUR MOM, DAD OR GRANDMA? TO SIT IN THE BACK WITH YOUR SEATBELT ON.))
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[OUT Q=... your seatbelt on.]
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The Safe Kids Coalitions says 90-percent of injuries to children could be prevented if families took steps to protect them.
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[55-11Halloween]


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Halloween will come a little early for parts of Southwest and Central Virginia.
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Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, some communities will observe it on Saturday, the 30th, so it won't disrupt family activities and church services that occur on Sunday. Those communities include Henry County and the city of Martinsville, Alleghany County and the city of Covington, as well as Pittsylvania, Giles, Pulaski and Carroll Counties. Bedford and Appomattox counties say they will decide whether to make any changes at their next board of supervisors meetings.
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All others at this point will observe Halloween on the 31st.

[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Once again, we're starting out chilly, but temperatures will rebound nicely this afternoon, reaching the 70s.
Brent Watts has your full forecast, in just a few minutes.
[Graphic=Accident]

But first, a tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81 is tying up traffic in Montgomery County. A milk truck is overturned near milemarker 108.
State police dispatchers say both southbound lanes are closed, but the right shoulder is opened for morning rush hour traffic. There's no word on when it will be cleaned up.





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Supporters of Victory Stadium and parents of Patrick Henry students are outraged the stadium is still not ready. The school will have to play its homecoming football game out of town.
Some are questioning whether politics are too blame.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Other places in the flood plain are back to normal. The Moyer Sports Complex was completely flooded -- but it's cleaned up a week later.
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((TOM LINK/VICTORY STADIUM SUPPORTER: MOYERS SPORTS COMPLEX IN SALEM IS READY TO GO FOR A BIG TOURNAMENT THEY'RE HAVING THIS WEEKEND, AND THEY'VE GOT PLAYABLE FIELDS AND THE DIFFERENCE IS A PLAN WAS IN PLACE.))
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The Civic Center, which is in charge of Victory Stadium, admits its hands are tied.
It has no full-time staff dedicated to the Stadium. In fact, this week only one staff person has been working at Victory Stadium. Supporters of Victory Stadium wonder if the city manager is playing politics.
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((TOM LINK/VICTORY STADIUM SUPPORTER: IT IS MY PERSONAL BELIEF AND I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT I DO BELIEVE MRS. BURCHAM HAS HER OWN AGENDA AND DOES NOT WANT VICTORY STADIUM TO SURVIVE.))
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The Civic Center Director says that's untrue, and the city manager, or someone from her staff, has been calling everyday to see how progress is going at Victory Stadium.
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Many have asked: Is Victory Stadium worth saving? Last week's flood has put a new variable in the equation: how much it costs to clean up after a major flood.
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We contacted the city of Roanoke and got numbers from the last five years and the great flood of 1985.
We were told the city only tracks expenditures for major disasters that require state or federal funds.
The flood in February 2003 cost 276-thousand dollars for clean up and damage to equipment at Victory Stadium.
The flood in 1985 added up to more than 155-thousand dollars.
Damage estimates for last week's flood already top 100-thousand dollars.
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Last week's flooding took a toll on many homes and businesses, but farmers fared a little better.
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[SUPER=03-Riner;]

Agents with the Agriculture Extension say there was less than 20-thousand dollars in damage to farms in Montgomery, Giles, Pulaski and Floyd counties. Farmers reported mild crop losses and minor fence and property damage. Farmers say all the rain has actually helped make this one of the best growing seasons in years. (------------)