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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The clouds will eventually break up later this afternoon, but we'll be left with left windy conditions.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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Radford voters got a chance to meet the two men who want to be the next Sheriff last night.
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[SUPER=03-Radford;]

More than 130 people turned out to see the candidates answer numerous public safety questions. Democrat Terry Alley is the incumbent. He's held the office for the last 8 months after the former sheriff retired. Republican Mark Armentrout is the challenger. One of his main goals is to see the office become accredited.
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[SUPER=01-Mark Armentrout/Sheriff Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Terry Alley/Sheriff Candidate;]

((MARK ARMENTROUT: ACCREDITATION IS THE BEST MEASURE OF WHETHER AN AGENCY COMPLIANCE WITH PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS. CURRENTLY THE RADFORD SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS NOT ACCREDITED. THERE'S 49 ACCREDITED AGENCIES ACROSS THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND I FEEL THAT THE RADFORD SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS TO BE ACCREDITED. TERRY ALLEY: OUR OFFICE IS LIMITED IN STAFFING AND FUNDING FROM THE STATE. THIS OFFICE ONLY HAS 5 SWORN PERSONAL AND WE HAVE FOUR COURTS HERE IN THE CITY TO TAKE CARE OF , AND TRANSPORTS AND CIVIL PROCESS. SO OUR ABILITY TO DO DIFFERENT KINDS OF PROGRAMS IS LIMITED.))
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[OUT Q=is limited.]
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This is a special election, because the prior sheriff retired this year. That means the winner on November 2nd will take office immediately.
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[7-11Green-Candidate]


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The Green Party candidate for President says the minimum wage needs to be doubled.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

DAVID Cobb says American workers deserve a "LIVING wage," something on the order of 10 or 11 dollars an hour. Cobb is the Green Party candidate. He campaigned in the Hollins area yesterday.
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[IN Q=Most of the problems]

((DAVID COBB/GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT; MOST OF THE PROBLEMS IN THIS NATION ARE EMINENTLY SOLVABLE, IF ONLY WE THE PEOPLE CONTROLLED OUR OWN GOVERNMENT.))
[SUPER=01-David Cobb/Green Party Candidate for President]
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[OUT Q=our own government]
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The Texas lawyer is not on Virginia's ballot. Cobb acknowledged his visit was an "awareness campaign", rather than a serious run for the White House.
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[7-11Debate-Promo]


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WDBJ has offered free air time to all Congressional candidates on the ballot this fall in the 5th, 6th, and 9th districts. We will present them in a special half-hour program this Saturday at 7-30 p.m. We will also host the only televised debate for the 9th congressional district next Friday October 22nd at 7 p.m.
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[Take WDBJ Web FS #E522]

We will include viewer questions submitted online. To enter your question, go to our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today, with some leftover showers.
The winds will pick up later.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook, coming up. But first, firefighters in Radford are working a blaze on the 800 block of West Rock road. The fire chief says it most likely started in the office room of a single story house.

We'll have more information as it becomes available.[55-11Discipline-Report]


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The final numbers on discipline in Roanoke City Schools last year has been revealed.
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The school system submitted the report to the state last month and yesterday shared the results for the first time with the school safety advisory committee.
More than 12-thousand disciplinary incidents were reported last year but administrators point out the majority were minor.
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((LOU TALBUTT/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO THIS YEAR IS TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR INCIDENTS AND LOOK AT ALL THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS WE HAVE IN PLACE TO SEE IF INDEED OUR NUMBERS ARE GOING DOWN FROM THIS YEAR FROM LAST YEAR))
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[OUT Q=FROM THIS YEAR FROM LAST YEAR]
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The school safety advisory committee is also working to make sure the recommendations from the city's safety task force are eventually implemented.
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[55-11Rockbridge-Schools]


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Not all parents in Rockbridge County are happy about an elementary school improvement project.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

The county had plans to renovate three elementary schools this fall. Because of rising costs, Effinger Elementary got left out. Renovations have started on two other schools. Now parents and the school board are asking the Board of Supervisors for four million additional dollars to pay for ALL of the renovations.
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[IN Q=The children...]

((PATRICIA SCHIRMER/EFFINGER PTA PRESIDENT; THE CHILDREN AT EFFINGER DESERVE THE SAME EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENT AS THEIR PEERS AS THE OTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THAT'S THE KEY POINT THAT THEY SHOULD UNDERSTAND, THAT WE WANT THEM TO UNDERSTAND.))
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School officials warn if the supervisors can't come up with the money this year, the cost could rise significantly.
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[55-11Poll-Workers]


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Election officials say they need help working the polls.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]

It's becoming a challege to recruit people to work the elections. Many who do are now approaching their 80's. That's why state officials would like to see more young people get into the routine of not just voting, but working at their precincts.
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[IN Q=Many of the localities]

((JEAN JENSEN: MANY OF THE LOCALITIES HAVE TURNED TO THEIR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HAVE ASKED THEM TO GIVE GOVERNMENT WORKERS THE DAY OFF WITH PAY TO WORK AT THE POLLS.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Jensen/Board of Elections Secretary;]
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Jensen says election day can be grueling. Poll workers arrive at 5 AM and don't leave until all the votes are counted. Jensen says the day will eventually get shorter as more and more localities start using electronic voting machines which tally votes faster.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The wet weather will come to an end, but look for breezy conditions to start this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Friday forecast, up next.
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But first, firefighters in Radford have cleared the scene of a blaze on the 800 block of West Rock road. The fire chief says it most likely started in the office room of a single story house. We'll have more information as it becomes available.





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The Candidates Forum in Radford gave the men vying for chief prosecutor a chance to meet voters last night.
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More than 130 people showed up to see Democrat Chris Rehak and Republican Patrick Moore answer questions about crime and public safety. Rehak is the incumbent having held the office for the last 6 months. He's running on experience. Moore is the challenger and his main platform involves change.
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[SUPER=01-Patrick Moore/(R) Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Rehak/(D) Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate;]

((PATRICK MOORE:CRIME IS ABSOLUTELY THE TOP PRIORITY OF THE PROSECUTORE. I HAVE 11 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CRIMNAL DEFENSE WORKED. I'VE PRACTICED IN 9 COUNTIES AND THE CITY OF RADFORD. I'VE PICKED UP MANY GREAT IDEAS THAT I THINK CAN BE A REAL PLUS FOR THE CITY OF RADFORD FOR OTHER COUNTIES. CHRIS REHAK: THE MAJOR ISSUE IS EXPERIENCE. MY BACKGROUND AS A POLICE OFFICER FOR 4 1/2 YEARS AND THEN 5 YEARS NOW AS PROSECUTORE. I'VE DEDICATED ALMOST AN ENTIRE DECADE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE. THE QUESTION REALLY IS EXPERIENCE. DO YOU WANT A PROSECUTOR PROSECUTING YOUR CASES OR SOMEONE WHO'S NEVER PROSECUTED BEFORE))
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This is a special election to replace former Commonwealth's Attorney Randall Duncan who became a judge. The winner on November 2nd takes office immediately.
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[8-11Sign-Stealing]


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Theives and vandals have both political parties in Central Virginia in an uproar -- and talking about prosecution.
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Both campaigns say hundreds of Kerry and Bush yard signs have either been stolen or destroyed over the past few weeks.
Party leaders say the acts may be an indication of the strong feelings the presidential campaign has generated.
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((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: I THINK THE PARTISAN INTENSITY OF 'WE HATE REPUBLICANS, WE HATE BUSH' I THINK THAT IS ONLY FEEDING WHAT WE'RE SEEING OUT HERE. VERY UNFORTUNATE, BUT I THINK THAT PROBABLY IS A CAUSE FOR SOME OF THIS.)) ((GRETCHEN BESSIERE/DEMOCRATIC VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: IT'S SILLY. THERE'S NO REASON TO DO IT, WE JUST GO AND PUT THE SIGNS RIGHT BACK UP AND SO DO THE REPUBLICANS AND IT JUST MAKES EVERYBODY UNHAPPY. PEOPLE COME IN HERE, THEY'RE JUST FURIOUS WHEN THEIR SIGNS ARE GONE.))
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Both parties say they're willing to prosecute anyone caught stealing or vandalizing a sign.
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