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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. There's a good chance of showers today, with temperatures mostly in the 60's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast coming up after the news.






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Portions of the Virginia Tech campus are without power and water this morning, the result of a broken water main.

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[Take FS School Touch] So Tech has cancelled classes in SELECTED buildings. All other classes will be held normally. School officials ask students, faculty and staff to either check the school's website or call the weather hotline at (540) 231-6668 to see which buildings are affected.
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Four Roanoke women are in custody after a 30 mile chase that police say topped 110 miles an hour.
Christiansburg Police say it began after the suspects allegedly shoplifted two thousand dollars worth of merchandise from the Sears at the New River Valley Mall.
Six officers from three different agencies pursued the women on 460, I-81 and 581.
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The chase ended around 7:40 last night on the exit ramp from 581 south to Peters Creek Road.
State Police deployed stop sticks which flattened two of the tires.
A trooper then attempted to force the vehicle onto the exit ramp but the driver side swiped the cruiser.
The suspect's car then ran off the road and all four women were taken into custody.
State Police point out it was Christiansburg's call but say the chase was justified.
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((BOB CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: IT DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS. THE SEVERITY OF THE INCIDENT OR CRIME AND ALSO THE NUMBER OF THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC ON HERE, THE TIME OF DAY, ALL THOSE FACTORS YOU HAVE TO WEIGH, IF IT IS JUST A MINOR TRAFFIC INFRACTION WE ENCOURAGE OUR OFFICERS TO DISENGAGE IN THE PURSUIT.))
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The four women who are in the twenties face a number of charges.
The driver Shelia Williams is charged with felony attempt to elude, felony shoplifting, reckless driving and assault on a state police trooper.
Ruth Barrett, Shelitta Williams, and Shalinda Hairston are all face felony conspiracy to commit grand larceny.
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A former minister from Pittsylvania County is now on trial in North Carolina for killing his wife.
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Rick Pulley is charged with the murder of 37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley in May of 1999. Her body was found near a bridge in Caswell County, North Carolina more than three years later.
Jury selection began yesterday, and the trial is expected to last at least a week.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Showers are a good bet today, but brighter days lie ahead later this week. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast details in just a few minutes.

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Portions of the Virginia Tech campus are without power and water this morning, the result of a broken water main.

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[Take FS School Touch] So Tech has cancelled classes in SELECTED buildings. All other classes will be held normally. School officials ask students, faculty and staff to either check the school's website or call the weather hotline at
(540) 231-6668 to see which buildings are affected.
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[55-11SOL-Graduation]


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Education officials are giving Virginia's high schools an "A" after the first report of SOL- linked graduation rates.
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Governor Warner announced yesterday that 94-percent of high school seniors in the class of 2004 graduated.
That was the first year students were required to pass the Standards of Learning tests to earn a diploma.
State officials are calling the passing rate a great achievement.
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((THOMAS JACKSON/VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION: IT IS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS STORY FOR VIRGINIA. I THINK IT BODES WELL FOR THE FUTURE AND IT TELLS US THAT ALL CHILDREN CAN LEARN AND WE NEED TO BE DIRECTING OUR RESOURCES APPROPRIATELY AND WE WILL HAVE SUCCESS.))
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The figures also show that more than twenty- six percent of students who were freshmen four years ago, dropped out, left the state, or failed to graduate with their class.
But the governor points out the number could have been larger if not for the state's Project Graduation program.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: PEOPLE ACROSS VIRGINIA AND STARTING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WE PUT TOGETHER THE KINDA OF ONLINE TUTORIALS, SUMMER ACADEMIES, THE EXTRA HELP SO THAT THE KIDS IN JEOPARDY OF FAILING GOT THE EXTRA HELP THEY NEEDED.))
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We were able to get individual school systems' results through the Department of Education.
Although some high schools did better than others, we found no school system had a graduation rate below eighty percent.
The graduation requirements do become tougher in the year 20-07.
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Federal assistance is on the way for many victims of last month's flooding.
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President Bush has approved federal disaster aid for the cities of Roanoke and Salem as well as Alleghany, Craig, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, and Roanoke Counties.
Flood victims in those areas will be eligible for housing assistance, low interest loans, and grants.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds and rain today- with a good chance of thunderstorms later on.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, after the news.





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Portions of the Virginia Tech campus are without power and water this morning, the result of a broken water main.

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[Take FS School Touch] So Tech has cancelled classes in SELECTED buildings. All other classes will be held normally. School officials ask students, faculty and staff to either check the school's website or call the weather hotline at
(540) 231-6668 to see which buildings are affected.
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Roanoke City Council members are sounding new objections to a controversial methadone clinic that is set to open next month.
Critics oppose the location on Hershberger Road and they hope discussions with the company will continue.

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City officials have been criticized for not doing more to stop the clinic, but yesterday four members of council made their strongest statements yet opposing the facility.
Sherman Lea said he is troubled by the clinic's proximity to schools, and said he hopes CRC Health Corporation will reconsider.
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((SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS COMPANY IF IT WANTS TO DO WELL IN THIS CITY SHOULD BE WILLING TO SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH CITY LEADERS AND WORK OUT SOME FORM OF COMPROMISE, BUT THE HERSHBERGER ROAD LOCATION IS ABSOLUTELY THE WRONG LOCATION AND I OPPOSE IT VEHEMENTLY.))
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City officials say they have no legal authority to stop the clinic at this point.
CRC Health Corporation is close to winning state approval for the facility, and though it still requires a business license, CRC plans to open next month.

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NASCAR officials are looking for more diversity on the track.
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Eight team owners are at the Motor Mile speedway in Dublin this week looking for minority drivers. The "Driving for Diversity" program had over 140 applications this year that were weeded down to 18. Those 18 drivers... made up of women, African-Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics... are competing for the chance of a lifetime.
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((MALCOLM CALHOUN: I'M SURE THE OWNERS ARE LOOKING FOR EVERYTHING FOR ONE AN ABILITY TO GET THE VEHICLE AROUND THE TRACK WITHOUT DAMAGING THE PRODUCT. TWO I'M SURE THERE'S GOING TO BE A PERSONAL ASPECT OF IT. ))
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The competition is going on for the next few days at the speedway. The eight winners won't be announced for a few weeks. The prize is a spot in the NASCAR Dodge weekly series.
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