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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Fog early, with clouds and drizzle lingering throughout the day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





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State police say an Army helicopter crashed early this morning. At around 12:30 a helicopter out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina went down in Buckingham County. There were some injuries, but nothing life threatening. Police are now waiting on the military to start an investigation.

[7-VOBLottery]


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There's ALWAYS a winner when a lottery ticket is bought in Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Virginia Lottery]


That's because state law requires the lottery to give all profits to education.
This past fiscal year that added up to 408-million dollars.
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[IN Q=It is the largest]

((PENELOPE KYLE/LOTTERY DIRECTOR: IT IS THE LARGEST AMOUNT THAT WE'VE EVER CONTRIBUTED. IT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY HAS EXCEEDED 400 MILLION IN ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Lottery Director;]
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[OUT Q=TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS]
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Each school division receives its lottery check based on how many students.
They're basically allowed to spend the money anyway they seem fit.
Pulaski County for example uses some of it for capital needs.
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[IN Q=The other half]

((DON STOWERS/PULASKI COUNTY SCHOOLS: THE OTHER HALF GOES INTO OUR OPERATING BUDGET THAT WE USE FOR A VARIETY OF THINGS LIKE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPLIES AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Don Stowers/Pulaski Co. Schools;]
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The state has put up billboards all over the state touting how much it gave to Virginia's schools this year.
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[7-6Lowes]


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A Lowe's hardware store just opened in Central Virginia, but the national chain already has plans to open another one.

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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Lowe's is opening its second Lynchburg-area store in the River James shopping center in Madison Heights.
The store occupies land where K-Mart and several smaller operations used to sit ... all of them closed down more than a year ago.
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[IN Q=When you first]

((ROY CASH/AMHERST CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WHEN YOU FIRST COME INTO MADISON HEIGHTS, THE FIRST THING YOU SAW WAS HOO, BIG EMPTY BUILDING RIGHT HERE. AND I THINK NOW WHEN PEOPLE COME INTO MADISON HEIGHTS THE FIRST THIING THEY'RE GOING TO SEE IS THIS BRAND NEW LOWES AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO MAKE THEM EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Cash/Amherst Co. Chamber of Commerce]
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[OUT Q=make them excited.]
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Cash says surrounding businesses will benefit from the increased traffic Lowe's will bring.
The store will officially open next Wednesday.
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[7-11Victory-Stadium]


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Victory Stadium could look a lot different one day if Roanoke decides to renovate.
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During a citizen's committe meeting last night, one member gave a presentation on a redesigned Victory Stadium.
Jan Wilkins recommends taking out the stands on the east side and replacing them with a stage.
He believes the plan would work if it's economically feasible.
The committee also heard from Virginia Amateur Sports on how a new stadium may bring more sporting events and revenue to the city.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Fog will cause visibility to be low in spots-- otherwise expect more drizzle today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, coming up.

[55-11Memorial]


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Friends, family, and race fans are still paying their respects to the Hendrick motorsports family.
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[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC]


A few hundred people gathered outside the headquarters of Hendrick Motorsports near Charlotte.
Members of Motor Racing Outreach conducted the service in honor of the ten people who died when their plane crashed in Patrick County.
Private funeral services will be held today and Friday.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[55-11Plane-Crash]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Earlier yesterday a member of the Hendrick family visited the crash site in Patrick County.
Ricky Hendrick's brother-in-law, Marshall Carlson, arrived at the foot of Bull Mountain with two of Hendrick's close friends.
They came, he said, to find some closure and to thank the volunteers who rushed up the mountain after the plane crash, and have helped investigators ever since.
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[IN Q=It actually brings it a little closer]

((LESTER HARRELL/PATRICK CO. VOLUNTEER: IT ACTUALLY BRINGS IT A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO YOU TOO. IT KIND OF GETS A LITTLE MORE EMOTIONAL TOO. I MEAN IT BRINGS OUT ANOTHER ASPECT FOR US. ))
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[OUT Q=another aspect of it for us.]
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Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board say the Hendrick plane did not transmit a distress call before the crash. Yesterday, they confirmed that navigational aids at the Blue Ridge Airport were working properly.
An aircraft recovery team is now preparing to remove the wreckage and transport it to a facility in Delaware for further analysis.
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[55-11Effinger]


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A Rockbridge County school originally left out of plans for renovation will get a facelift after all.
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./October 14;]

Effinger Elementary was originally left out of a plan to upgrade three schools at the same time. This week, the Board of Supervisors approved 3-point-8 million dollars for the work. School officials say now, all of the county's five elementary schools will be brought up to current standards. Effinger is the smallest school in Rockbridge County, with 116 students.
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[55-11Absentee-Ballots]


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Time is almost up for voters who want to cast their votes away from home this election.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]

Today is the last day to submit an application by mail for an absentee ballot. To find out if you qualify to vote absentee or to apply for a ballot, you can contact your local registrars office.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEB ADDRESS FS] You can also download an application from the state board of elections website. There's a link from ours at W-D-B-J-7- -dot- -com. Just click on websites in the news.
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Registrars must receive applications by mail or fax by five- p-m this evening. Voters have until Saturday to apply in person.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The gray weather will stay with us for a while, with drizzle likely all day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.





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Two men are trying to win the 9th district Congressional seat. Democrat Rick Boucher has held the job for the last 22 years. For the next 5 days he'll be fighting for a 12th straight term in office.
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He says his Showcasing Southwest Virginia Program has helped create 3-thousand jobs since 1997. As far as health care is concerned, the congressman says last year's Medicare bill only scratched the surface of the problem.
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[IN Q=we don't need]

((BOUCHER: WE DON'T NEED A LARGE GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO DO IT. BUT THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO PROVIDE TAX CREDITS TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE FINANCIAL NEED TO ENABLE THEM TO PURCHASE. PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE.))
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He says failure is NOT an option in Iraq -- but he does disagree with the president on how we make this happen.
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((BOUCHER:THE US NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE UNITED NATIONS. WE NEED TO GO BACK TO OUR LONG TERM ALLIES... WHO FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS HAVE CHOOSE NOT TO TAKE PART IN OPERATIONS TO DATE. AND WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO BE OUR PARTNERS TO ASSURE STABILITY OVER THE LONG TERM IN IRAQ :59 ))
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[OUT Q=in Iraq.]
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Tomorrow we'll take a look at Kevin Triplett -- Boucher's Republican opponent for the 9th District.

[8-6Rockbridge-Prosecutors]


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Two men from opposing sides of the courtroom are hoping to win Rockbridge County's special election for commonwealth's attorney.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Republican Bucky Joyce served as an assistant prosecutor for 18 years in Rockbridge, and acting commonwealth's attorney since this summer. He says the team in place is the right one for the area.
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[IN Q=We have a good cohesive...]

((ROBERT "BUCKY" JOYCE/(R) COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY CANDIDATE; WE HAVE A GOOD COHESIVE OFFICE, WORK WELL TOGETHER, WORK WELL WITH THE COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT. I GUESS MY COLLOQUIAL SAYING IS DON'T FIX IT IF IT AIN'T BROKE.))
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[OUT Q=if it ain't broke.]
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Democratic candidate David Natkin has practicing law for 21 years in Lexington. He says that experience as a defense attorney has prepared him for prosecuting cases.
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[IN Q=There's reall no magic...]

((DAVID NATKIN/(D) COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY CANDIDATE; THERE'S REALLY NO MAGIC ON BEING ON ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER. THE LAW IS THE SAME DEALING WITH THE WITNESSES IS THE SAME, PRESENTING EVIDENCE, AND BEING SUCCESSFUL IN THE COURTROOM IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO ON EITHER SIDE.))
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The commonwealth's attorney position opened when Gordon Saunders was appointed to the bench this summer.