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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're saying goodbye to the sunny weather, with clouds and showers likely today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your mid- week forecast, coming up.





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Federal investigators are making plans to move the wreckage of the Hendrick Motorsports plane from Patrick County to Delaware.
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[VO-NAT from 04-36 TC1:32:33]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]


Investigators returned to Patrick County for a second day to document the crash site.
They recovered an instrument panel that could provide some useful information.
And they are now expecting an aircraft recovery team that will begin removing pieces of the plane so they can be taken to a Delaware facility for further analysis. Officials say the challenging terrain means they'll probably use a helicopter to remove the plane from the mountainside.
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[7-11Spencer-Airport]


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Some are questioning the safety of the Blue Ridge Airport after Sunday's crash.
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[SUPER=03-Spencer]

But, Matt Broughton -who has been flying for nearly 20-years- says those claims are ridiculous. Broughton says on a clear day you can see the landing strip, anchored by trees on each side and mountains on the horizon.
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[SOT@11:40:52.01]
[INQ=It's a safe airport...]

((MATT BROUGHTON, PILOT: IT'S A SAFE AIRPORT. IT'S A VERY REASONABLE APPROACH ASSUMING SOMETHING DOESN'T GO WRONG LIKE PILOT ERROR OR FAILURE OR SOMETHING.. IT'S SAFE.. THE ACCIDENT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED...))
[SUPER=01-Matt Broughton/Pilot]
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[OUTQ=..should not have happened.]
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[VO-NAT]

Broughton and other pilots continue to ask why the crew was more than seven-miles away from the airport, and if they were exercising the approved missed-approach procedure which is available for every pilot.
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[7-VOCelanese]


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Hundreds of workers will be laid off at one of Giles County's largest employers starting next year.
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[SUPER=03-Giles Co.]

In 2005, Celanese Acetate will phase out its filament line. The company has been a pioneer in the acetate filament industry since the 1920's. It's a product often found in clothing and household goods. The move will put up to 325 people out of work. The company will wait until January to start phasing out jobs. Celanese currently employees about a thousand people.
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New jobs are coming to Botetourt County -- as Altech starts to expand again.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./February]


Altech Industries finished work on its plant at Greenfield just four days after the 9-11 attacks.
It was supposed to invest 12 and a half million dollars in the county and employ 150 people by next month.
Though it has not yet reached that goal, County Administrator Gerry Burgess says Altech now expects to have 14-million dollars invested and more than 150 employees by next November.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A good chance of showers today with highs on the cool side-- only reaching 60 this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details for the rest of the week, coming up.

[55-11Hastert]


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One of the Congressional candidates in our region has already had high profile support from Washington insiders.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Yesterday, the Speaker of the House spent a few minutes in Roanoke promoting Kevin Triplett's candidacy in the Ninth Congressional District. Dennis Hastert says it's one of a dozen or so races across the country that could make a difference in Congress.
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[IN Q=You know this]

((REP. DENNIS HASTERT/U. S. HOUSE SPEAKER; YOU KNOW THIS IS AN IMPORTANT RACE FOR US. I RUN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EVERYDAY WITH ABOUT AN 11-VOTE MARGIN. IF WE CAN PICK UP SOMEBODY LIKE KEVIN TRIPLETT....))
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[OUT Q=like Kevin Triplett]
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[VO-NAT]

...he figures: one more Republican in the House would make his job that much easier.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Hastert was in Texas later last night, appearing on behalf of another Republican. He estimates he will have visited 200 Congressional Districts by election day.

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President Bush is holding on to a single digit lead over John Kerry in Virginia.
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The latest News Seven Mason-Dixon Poll puts the President's lead over Senator John Kerry at six points, the same margin as a month ago.
When voters were asked what one issue will most influence their vote next week, Homeland Security and Terrorism came out on top.
22 percent said Iraq. 20 percent said the economy and job creation.
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[55-6Kilgore-Kerry]


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The Poll shows President Bush has an even bigger lead over Senator Kerry in central, southwest and southside Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

But yesterday state Democrats announced they believe the Kerry- Edwards ticket has a good chance of winning rural Virginia. The Kerry campaign is pumping thousands of dollars into radio ads set to run across the Commonwealth through election day.
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[SOT 11:23:10]
[IN Q=We have a plan for]

((LARRY FRAMME: WE HAVE A PLAN FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT, JOHN KERRY DOES, AND WE ARE PRESSING THAT PLAN IN RURAL VIRGINIA AND WE'RE IN IT TO WIN.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Framme/Kerry-Edwards Virginia Campaign Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=we're in it to win]
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Bush- Cheney state campaign chair, Jerry Kilgore, called the ads an "October Masquerade" and says Senator Kerry is "out of touch with the values of rural Virginia."
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[SOT 11:25:37]
[IN Q=John Kerry and rural Virginia]

((JERRY KILGORE: JOHN KERRY AND RURAL VIRGINIA - SORT OF LIKE CAVIAR AND PORK RINDS, SOME THINGS JUST DON'T GO TOGETHER. HE DOESN'T FIT IN WITH RURAL VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/Bush-Cheney Virginia Campaign Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=in with rural Virginia]
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[VO-NAT]

Both parties say they'll work hard the next six days promoting their candidates and encouraging Virginians to vote.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds have replaced sunshine...with showers likely through tonight.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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Radford police have made another arrest for last weekend's shooting of three people.
Kerry Wayne McPherson, Junior of Blacksburg is charged with aggravated malicious wounding for Saturday's shooting on Lawrence Street.
A New York man also faces charges.
The injuries to the three victims were not life-threatening.

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A South Carolina company may not build an upscale shoppign center in Roanoke County after all.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Kahn Development won zoning approval back in June to build Keagy Village at the corner of Route 419 and Keagy Road.


Last night, the company asked Roanoke County for nearly a million dollars in tax incentives to make improvements to the roadways.
But many residents showed up in large numbers to protest the request.
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[SOT 5:01:06]
[IN Q=Most of the residents]

((ROGER SMITH/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: MOST OF THE RESIDENTS DIDN'T WANT THIS DEVELOPMENT AND TO SAY WE ARE GOING TO TURN AROUND AND GIVE TAX MONEY BACK THAT THIS GENERATES IS JUST KINDA ADDS INSULT TO INJURY.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Smith/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=insult to injury]
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In the end, the Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to deny the tax incentive package so Kahn will not getting any money from the county.
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[8-11Abortion]


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The Commonwealth appealed a ruling that blocks a ban on so- called partial birth abortions yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Both sides were heard in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The state solicitor general says he believes the case should go to trial.
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[SOT 11:15:30]
[IN Q=We had oral argument.]

((WILLIAM THRO/STATE SOLICITOR GENERAL: WE HAD ORAL ARGUMENT. WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THE COURTS QUESTIONS. THE COURTS SEEMED RECEPTIVE TO OUR ARGUMENTS, WE ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. OUR MAJOR ARGUMENT IS THAT THERE IS AN INSUFFICIENT RECORD TO DECLARE THIS STATUTE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
[SUPER=01-William Thro/Virginia Solicitor General;]
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[OUT Q=this statute unconstitutional]
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Legislation banning the procedure went into effect in July of last year and was struck down eight months ago. That after a federal judge ruled the ban violated privacy rights and failed to make an exception for the health of the woman. A decision on the appeal is expected within the next four months.