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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Chilly with some patchy fog out there-- otherwsie we'll see lots of sunshine today.
Brent Watts has your weekend outlook, coming up.





[7-VOBVictory-Stadium]


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The fact that Victory Stadium is still in disrepair, nearly two weeks after major flooding, caused criticism and angry exchanges between Roanoke City council members yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Parents of Patrick Henry students showed up at city hall to demand some answers.
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[SOT 2:44:48]
[IN Q=We need to be there]

((CAROL BRASH/PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL PARENT: WE NEED TO BE THERE. WE NEED TO FORGET ABOUT POLITICS ABOUT WHETHER THIS STADIUM IS GOING TO STAY OR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A NEW ONE AND FIX IT SO IT CAN BE USED NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Brash/Patrick Henry High School Parent;]
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[OUT Q=BE USED NOW]
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But city leaders strongly deny they're playing politics.
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[SOT 3:30:22]
[IN Q=The city manager]

((CHIP SNEAD/ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER: THE CITY MANAGER WOULD NOT TOLERATE COMPOUNDING AN ISSUE LIKE THIS BY DOING SOMETHING THAT WOULD PLAY TO A POLITICAL ISSUE ON EITHER SIDE OF THE ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Snead/Assistant City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=EITHER SIDE OF THE ISSUE]
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One council member disagrees.
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[SOT 2:17:44]
[IN Q=Instead of making]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: INSTEAD OF MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO CLEAN THE FIELD WE REALLY DID ALMOST NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=almost nothing]
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City leaders did say the field at Victory Stadium should be ready by this weekend, so Patrick Henry can play next Friday's game at home.

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For a year, prescription drugs like oxycontin have been monitored in central and southwest Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Now some health professionals want to see the entire state monitored. The program expires next year, but a task force is expected to suggest the General Assembly make it permanent and extend it across the Commonwealth. Prescription monitoring went into effect last year in response to an increase in drug abuse in far southwest Virginia.
Lee County is still prosecuting cases from four years ago.
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[SOT 14:41:42]
[IN Q=A lot of the kids would actually]

((TAMMY McELYEA/LEE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: A LOT OF THE KIDS WOULD ACTUALLY STEAL FROM THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THEY WOULD WRITE BAD CHECKS ON THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND USE THAT MONEY TO BUY THE DRUG. THEY WOULD ALSO STEAL, PAWN THINGS. WE HAD A LOT OF FOUR- WHEELERS THAT WENT ACROSS STATE LINES - THEY WOULD TRADE THOSE FOR DRUGS.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy McElyea/Lee Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=trade those for drugs]
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McElyea (Mack-e-Lay) says she'd like to see a national prescription monitoring program to keep users from "doctor shopping" across state lines.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny and mild today with temperatures in the 70s-- but we're starting out on the chilly side.
Brent Watts has your Friday forecast, after the news.

[55-11Roanoke-Teacher]


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A Roanoke science teacher is taking home top grades when it comes to performance.
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Joseph Salmon (SAL-muhn) is a third grade teacher at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Science. At a surprise ceremony yesterday, state representatives presented him with Region 6 Teacher of the Year award.
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[IN Q=The students that I teach...]

((JOSEPH SALMON; THE STUDENTS THAT I TEACH REALLY EARNED THIS FOR ME. THEY HAVE BEEN THE GUIDING FACTOR IN MY CAREER AS A TEACHER. I WANT TO REALLY WORK WITH THE STUDENTS, I'VE WANTED TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS, JUST LIKE MY PARENTS HELPED ME ACHIEVE MY GOALS AND DREAMS.))
[SUPER=01-Joseph Salmon/Region 6 Teacher of the Year;]
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[OUT Q=my goals and dreams.]
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Salmon is now eligible for a competition to be state teacher of the year. That award will be announced later this month in Richmond.
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[55-11Drug-Monitoring]


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Prescriptions for drugs like oxycontin and ritalin have been monitored in central and southwest Virginia for one year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Now some health professionals want to see the entire state monitored. The program expires next year, but a task force is expected to suggest the General Assembly make it permanent and extend it across the Commonwealth. Prescription monitoring went into effect last year in response to an increase in drug abuse in far southwest Virginia.
Lee County is still prosecuting cases from four years ago.
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[SOT 14:41:42]
[IN Q=A lot of the kids would actually]

((TAMMY McELYEA/LEE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: A LOT OF THE KIDS WOULD ACTUALLY STEAL FROM THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THEY WOULD WRITE BAD CHECKS ON THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND USE THAT MONEY TO BUY THE DRUG. THEY WOULD ALSO STEAL, PAWN THINGS. WE HAD A LOT OF FOUR- WHEELERS THAT WENT ACROSS STATE LINES - THEY WOULD TRADE THOSE FOR DRUGS.))
[SUPER=01-Tammy McElyea/Lee Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=trade those for drugs]
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McElyea (Mack-e-Lay) says she'd like to see a national prescription monitoring program to keep users from "doctor shopping" across state lines.
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[55-11Vandalism]


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A political grafitti artist now sits in jail -- arrested early yesterday by police in Blacksburg.
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Wednesday night officers found "Dump Bush" and "No War Anytime" stenciled in red paint on several traffic control boxes, signs and dumpsters. The graffiti was spread along South Main Street and Country Club Drive. 48 year old Joseph Patrick McTaggart from Garner, North Carolina was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of destruction of property. Police say McTaggart was recently employed in the area.
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[IN Q=It's not legal]

((DON GOODMAN:IT'S NOT LEGAL TO MARK PRIVATE PROPERTY UNLESS IT'S THEIR OWN PROPERTY. WE WOULD CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS IN A MORE CONSTRUCTIVE FASHION.))
[SUPER=01-Don Goodman/Blacksburg Police Department;]
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[OUT Q= MORE CONSTRUCTIVE FASHION.]
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Police say McTaggart vandalized at least eleven locations, possibly more. He was jailed under 25-hundred dollars bond.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You'll notice some patchy fog as you first head out-- and cool temperatures.
But the weekend is shaping up nicely.
Brent Watts has your full forecast, coming up.





[8-VOBReact-Burrow]


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Federal prosecutors have announced they would drop all fraud and perjury charges against former D-Day Memorial Director Richard Burrow... saying it's clear opinions as to his guilt are divided.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Richard Burrow and his wife, Janet have gotten use to being escorted by lawyers- but Thursday was different.
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[SOT@9:20:41.18]
[INQ=we are obviously...]

((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN, BURROW'S LAWYER: WE ARE OBVIOUSLY PLEASED THE GOVERNMENT HAS ASKED THE COURT TO DISMISS ALL CHARGES AGAINST RICHARD BURROW.))
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[OUTQ=.. AGAINST RICHARD BURROW.]
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After three-years and two trials, the US Attorney's office decided not to try Burrow for a third time. News the couple learned from their neighbors as they came home from lunch.
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[SOT@9:23:08.05]
[INQ=We've lived day to day...]

((RICHARD BURROW, FORMER D-DAY MEMORIAL DIRECTOR: WE'VE LIVED DAY BY DAY, WE'VE NOT THOUGHT PAST THIS DAY. HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO MAKE A PLAN. NOW THAT'S WHAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO.))
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[OUTQ=... able to do.]
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Their plans are still up in the air, but Burrow says he passed his real estate exam last year, so that may be an option. In the meantime, the family that's still digesting the news credits the community and lawyers with helping them get through it all.

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The current director of the National D-Day Foundation says he's ready to put the Burrow situation behind him.
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Bill McIntosh succeeded Burrow as head of the Foundation three years ago.
He says while Burrow's ongoing legal problems have hampered the organization's fundraising, it remains committed to the mission.
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[SOT 2:01:06]
[IN Q=We have proceeded]

((BILL MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE PROCEEDED IN OUR MEMORIAL MISSION AND OUR EFFORTS TO RETIRE OUR DEBT. AND THEN OUR EFFORTS TO RUN AND MANAGE A GOOD OPERATION THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/D-Day Foundation President]
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[OUT Q=continue to do that.]
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The Memorial is still paying off about 2-point-1 million dollars of debt.
Last night, members celebrated the opening of the Foundation's new research center.
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[8-11D'ville-Bridge]


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A historic bridge in Danville is closer to being demolished.
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During a work session last night, city council decided to vote in two weeks on a measure to demolish the Worsham Street bridge.
The bridge which crosses Highway 58 was closed back in July for safety reasons.
A historic group indicated it may be able to obtain funds to rehab the bridge.
Danville's mayor told the group it needs to give details before the scheduled vote October 23rd. (------------)