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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll keep the clouds, but we're only expecting a slight chance of showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.




[7-Lost-Hikers]


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Rescuers looking for lost hikers in Roanoke County near the Blue Ridge Parkway found a badly injured cyclist.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday Night;]

Authorities say a vehicle ran the biker off the road on Tuesday. He was found two hours later over a 60-foot embankment. The man did NOT suffer life-threatening injuries. Authorities found him as they searched for a 19-year-old a17-year-old who had NOT returned from a hike.
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[7-11React-Debate]


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The two presidential candidates had their third and final debate in Arizona last night.
Locally, the party faithful gathered to watch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Democrats congregated at the party's headquarters on Starkey Road in Roanoke County.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Republicans met at a local supporter's home in Roanoke.
While both sides predictably believe their candidate won the matchup, they disagree on how important the debates really are.
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[SOT 13:56; 7:11]
[IN Q=Normaly I would say]

((RICHARD CRANWELL/AREA DEMOCRAT: NORMALLY I WOULD SAY I DON'T THINK THE DEBATES ARE GOING TO SWAY ANYONE. HOWEVER I HAVE BEEN PROVEN WRONG THIS YEAR BECAUSE YOU LOOK AT JOHN KERRY NUMBER PRIOR TO THE FIRST DEBATE HE WAS DOWN IN THE POLLS WHEN HE CAME OUT WITH A KNOCK OUT PUNCH IN DEBATE NUMBER ONE HIS POLLS WENT THROUGH THE ROOF.)) ((GORDON HANCOCK/AREA REPUBLICAN: I'M NOT SURE WINNING DEBATES AS ANYTHING DO WITH WINNING THE ELECTION. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCH BUT A LOT OF THAT WATCH ARE JUNKIES, GUYS KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Cranwell/Area Democrat; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gordon Hancock/Area Republican; :17]
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[OUT Q=in the first place]
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Both sides acknowledge viewership for last night's debate will probably be down because it competed with the baseball play-offs.
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[7-11CMT]


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A locally owned chain of sports stores is going out of business.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

C-M-T sporting goods store will be gone by December. It'll close this weekend to re-set prices.
The sale begins a week from tomorrow... to unload 5-million dollars worth of inventory. The trio of partners who opened C-M-T 34 years ago still believe locally-owned retailers can make it in the global market place. But they admit it's tough standing up to national chains, the Internet and mail-order competition.
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[SOT 10:57:14]
[IN Q=That's do-able]

((THAT'S DO-ABLE. STILL, IT JUST WORKS YOU TO DEATH. IT'S GOTTEN HARDER. I THINK THAT'S WHY WE'RE ALL READY TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Cary Mangus/CMT Secretary-Treasurer]
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[OUT Q=enough is enough.]
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[VO-NAT]

That's why they're retiring. The "team division" will be sold to Virginia dealer. But the three retail stores- -in Roanoke, Lynchburg and Blacksburg- -will be closed by the end of the year.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A slight chance of rain today...otherwise we'll keep mostly cloudy skies around.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.

[55-11Parole-Anniversary]


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Inmates haven't had a chance for parole in Virginia for a decade.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Yesterday the lawmakers who pushed for the bill celebrated the anniversary in Richmond. Senator George Allen was Governor when convicted felons were only serving a third of their sentences.
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[SOT 19:25:53]
[IN Q=We had a revolving door]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/(R) VIRGINIA: WE HAD A REVOLVING DOOR OF JUSTICE IN VIRGINIA THAT I WANTED TO SLAM SHUT. WE SAW THAT THREE OUT OF FOUR VIOLENT CRIMES- RAPE, MURDER, ARMED ROBBERIES BEING COMMITTED BY REPEAT OFFENDERS.))
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[OUT Q=by repeat offenders]
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[VO-NAT]

When parole was abolished, tougher sentencing guidelines were also passed. That has some citizens pushing for legislation that would help inmates get a second chance.
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[SOT 20:02:35]
[IN Q=I don't think we're]

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/(D) 16th DISTRICT: I DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO REVERSE THE TRUTH IN SENTENCING OR THE ABOLITION OF PAROLE, BUT WHAT WE CAN DO IS MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE INCARCERATED GET EDUCATION AND TRAINING SO WHEN THEY COME OUT THEY WILL NOT BE RESINOUS BACK INTO THE PRISON.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) 16th District;]
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[OUTQ=back into the prison.]
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[VO-NAT]

Senator Marsh says he'll push for a bill that would do just that during the upcoming General Assembly session.
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[55-11Africa-Ministry]


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Central Africa is a growing focus for the Roanoke-based ministry, "Answering the Call."
This month, one of the group's partners from the Democratic Republic of Congo is telling his story in western Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Salem]


Desire Kabangira (KAH-bahn-gee-ruh) visited Roanoke College and a class studying the history of modern Africa.
[SUPER=04-"Answering the Call"]


He offered a personal perspective on problems facing Congo, including years of Civil War, and the AIDS epidemic.


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[IN Q=Congo has been blessed]

((DESIRE KABANGIRA: CONGO HAS BEEN BLESSED SO MUCH BY GOD, MANY MINERALS MANY KINDS OF MINERALS MANY RESOURCES, BUT THE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING THERE.)) ((DAVID FULLER: THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM IS LARGE. 40 TO 60 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION THERE IS HIV POSITIVE. MANY ADULTS HAVE DIED BECAUSE OF THE CIVIL WAR, SOME FOUR MILLION IN CONGO, BUT BECAUSE OF THE MAGNITUDE OF IT, THAT'S PART OF WHAT IT MEANS JUST A LITTLE BIT HELPS.))
[SUPER=01-Desire Kabangira/Congolese Pastor; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Fuller/Answering the Call Ministry; :13]
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[OUT Q=just a little bit helps.]
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[VO-NAT]


Answering the Call, and its partners in Congo have established orphanages, a school and eight new churches.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cool and cloudy today, with some isolated showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, right after the news.





[8-11Khumalo]


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The family of a woman killed a year ago says they're unhappy with the sentence the man convicted of her murder recieved.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/November]


22-year-old Thando George Khumalo (koo-MAHL-oh) was convicted of first degree murder yesterday after a two-day trial in Lynchburg Circuit Court.
Police say Khumalo stabbed and beat to death 44-year-old Linda Kirkland last November, and left her to die near an empty warehouse downtown.
The jury recommended a forty-year sentence.
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[SOT 15:26:43]
[IN Q=We certainly respect]

((TERESA POLINSKE/PROSECUTOR: WE CERTAINLY RESPECT THE TIME AND ATTENTION THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE JURY GAVE TO THIS CASE. I THINK WHENEVER YOU'RE DEALING WITH A HOMICIDE TRIAL IT'S DIFFICULT TO BALANCE THE LIFE OF THE VICTIM WHO WAS KILLED AND ALSO THE LIFE OF THE DEFENDANT WHO'S BEFORE YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Polinske/Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=who's before you.]
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Kirkland's family said they were not satisfied with Khumalo's prison term and had hoped he would receive a life sentence.
He'll officially be sentenced in December.
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[8-11Linkous]


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The attorney for a Christiansburg teen charged with murder says the incident was nothing more than an accident.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]

17-year-old Zachary Linkous was indicted Tuesday for first-degree murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old Edward Bertrand in June. Bertrand was shot once in the stomach at a friend's garage in Christiansburg.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

But, Linkous' attorney, Jimmy Turk, says the shooting was an accident, and his client shouldn't be charged with ANYTHING -- much less murder.
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[IN Q=i don't think]

((JIMMY TURK/LINKOUS' ATTY: I DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT TO CREATE A SET OF FACTS FROM CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Linkous' Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=does not exist]
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[VO-NAT]

Linkous was initially charged with malicious wounding. His attorney believes the charges were elevated based on hearsay from a witness who may deny making the statement. The trial is set for November 17th.
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[8-11Flu-Vaccine]


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Carilion Health System is sharing its flu vaccine with two area hospitals that didn't get ANY this year.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Unlike most hospitals in the region --Carilion got 80-percent of what it ordered.
Now it's giving a portion of that to both Lewis-Gale Medical Center and Smyth County Community hospital.
Approximately 800 flu shots will be divided between the two facilities. Carilion says it decided to share after learning it had enough vaccine to care for its high risk patients and employee(------------) s.