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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds and drizzle today, with a few scattered showers.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your weekend outlook, up next.





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It's been decades since flood control was proposed in Roanoke -- and there've been limited results. But that could change within months.
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The city wants to widen the Roanoke River's banks for ten miles within city limits and put up flood walls in certain places.
The project would cost more than 64 million dollars and the city has already earmarked 18 million dollars.
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The rest would come from the federal government. Those funds have been cut from past requests, but Congressman Bob Goodlatte says those funds may be restored.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE PICTURES OF VICTORY STADIUM AND OTHER AREAS ALONG THE ROANOKE RIVER THAT WE SEVERELY IMPACTED BY THIS FLOODING IN FRONT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND WATER SUBCOMMITTEE AND OTHER KEY PEOPLE IN THE CONGRESS TO LET THEM KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS PROJECT RECEIVE FUNDING.))
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Goodlatte says it could be several months before it happens. Roanoke is counting on it, and city leaders hope construction on the flood control project can begin within two years.
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Low income families in Virginia will get some help buying costly prescriptions thanks to a court settlement.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore presented money from a settlement with Medco Health Solutions yesterday. Virginia Primary Care and the Virginia Association of Free Clinics will split the more than 830- thousand dollars. Both groups have agreed to use the money to purchase prescription drugs for their clinics.
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((NEAL GRAHAM/VIRGINIA PRIMARY CARE DIRECTOR: WE HEAR HORROR STORIES EVERY DAY OF PEOPLE WHO SIMPLY DON'T GET THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED, THEY STRETCH IT, THEY CUT THEIR PILLS IN HALF, THEY SKIP DOSAGE AND WHEN THEY DO THAT THE WHOLE ISSUE OF MEDICAL CARE BECOMES AN EXPERIMENT.))
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Clinic Asssociation director Mark Cruise says the need for free services has increased dramatically over the past three years.
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Four-thousand people paid their respects at a funeral service for members of the Hendrick family killed in Sunday's plane crash.
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NASCAR drivers, crews and executives were among the many mourners yesterday.
The two-thousand seats inside the Charlotte church were filled an hour before the service began.
Another two-thousand watched from overflow rooms.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Keep the umbrella handy today, as scattered showers continue.
Look for highs around 60.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Friday outlook, straight ahead.

[55-11Accreditation]


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Virginia schools are making the grade when it comes to state standards -- but some are still lagging behind.
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The Department of Education announced eight out of every ten schools in Virginia are now fully accredited. That's a six- percent increase over last year. Good news considering reading, math and science standards for elementary students rose. Governor Mark Warner says more accredited schools will go a long way to improving Virginia's economy.
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((MARK WARNER: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION I GET ASKED IS TELL ME ABOUT YOUR WORKFORCE. TELL ME AM I GOING TO HAVE WELL- TRAINED PEOPLE TO WORK AT THE JOBS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE CREATING WHICH ARE 21ST CENTURY JOBS.))
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In the News 7 viewing area twelve school systems are now fully accredited. Still 23 of them are not.
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((JO LYNNE DeMARY: WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE A STRONGER VOICE, I THINK, AT THE STATE WHEN STUDENTS ARE IN SCHOOLS THAT CONTINUE TO BE ACCREDITED WITH WARNING ALL THE TIME.))
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At schools under a warning, progress is being made but achievement doesn't meet state- requirements. Education officials say they'll use the data released yesterday to decide how to best help struggling schools.
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[TAKE WEBSITE BOARD]
If you're wondering how your school fared, you can see the entire state report card by going to our website at WDBJ-7 dot com and clicking on websites in the news.
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Just because a school is accredited one year, doesn't necessarily mean it will be the next.
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The Roanoke Academy of Math and Science was fully accredited last year.. but this year it got a warning.
The school's SOL scores increased this year- but new state standards meant the school fell just short of accreditation.
Even so, the school's principal says the tougher SOL's are a positive thing.
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((TONI BELTON/RMS PRINCIPAL: IT MAKES US WORK ON CERTAIN THINGS AND FOCUS ON WHAT WE'RE TEACHING THE CHILDREN, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WHAT THE CHILDREN ARE LEARNING.))
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The school has several programs in place to help students with SOL's, including after school and summer programs.
The HOST program counts on volunteers who come in for an hour a week to work one-on- one with students.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cloudy and cool again today-- we could see some scattered showers throughout the day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Halloween weekend forecast, after the news.





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Former NASCAR Executive Kevin Triplett is giving Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher one of his toughest challenges in his bid for re-election.
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With House Speaker Dennis Hastert by his side this week, and Vice President Dick Cheney on the stump here in April, Kevin Triplett says he's been telling the voters that he has a legitimate chance to win. Triplett says conservative positions on issues including the War in Iraq, the economy and abortion put him in the mainstream of ninth district residents.
And he says his experience as a NASCAR executive will help him sell the district.
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((IN NASCAR IT WAS RACING. AS CONGRESSMAN OF THE NINTH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA IT WILL BE THE NINTH DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA AND IT'S PEOPLE AND THE WORK FORCE, AND WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. ))
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Triplett says his interest in politics grew in part from his passion for history.
And one chapter he has studied is the 1982 election in which Rick Boucher defeated 18- year incumbent William Wampler.
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((AND I THINK SOME OF THE VERY THEMES THAT HE RAN ON IN 1982 HAVE OCCURRED UNFORTUNATELY WITH HIM.))
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Voters head to the polls to cast thier ballot in the Ninth District on Tuesday, November 2nd.
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It looks like the controversial Keagy Village project will move forward, even without tax incentives.
Without funding from Roanoke County, however, the development company says it will make some changes.
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The county got a letter yesterday from Kahn Development, saying it will scale back some of the improvements it agreed to for the re-zoning.
The developer will still comply with V-DOT's requirements for access to the up-scale retail center.
The decision comes two days after county supervisors refused Kahn's request for almost a million dollars in incentives.
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One of the four soldiers injured in a helicopter crash early Thursday morning is in critical condition.
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The army says two U-H-60 Blackhawk helicopters were involved in an accident in Buckingham County, about 50 miles west of Richmond.
According to the 82nd Airborne Division, the choppers were conducting night vision training when one of the machines developed unspecified trouble and crashed. The other returned safely to Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
One soldier is listed in critical condition at U-V-A Medical Center. Three others were treated for minor injuries. (-------------)