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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A much more pleasant day on the way, with sunshine and highs in the 50s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended forecast, coming up.





[7-11County-Jail]


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Roanoke County leaders say they're just getting started on the process of building a regional jail, and the public will have more opportunities to offer input.
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Two locations along West River Road are at the top of the list of prospective sites. Supervisors plan to vote on securing options on the property next week.
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The proposal has generated strong opposition from residents who say they have not had enough time to consider it, but county leaders say the process is in the early stages.
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((PAUL MAHONEY/ROANOKE COUNTY ATTORNEY: YES THERE WILL BE MANY MANY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE FOR CITIZENS TO SPEAK AND FOR CITIZENS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BROADER PROCESS. AND SECURING AN OPTION IS MERELY THE FIRST STEP IN A VERY LENGTHY PROCESS.))
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[OUT Q=in a very lengthy process.]
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Despite suspicions to the contrary, officials insist site selection for the regional jail is not a "done deal".
They say they will also consider a half-dozen sites that residents suggested at Tuesday's community meeting.
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[7-11McCormick]


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A job in North Carolina's public school system has Lynchburg's school superintendant stepping down and moving.
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James McCormick will leave in January to take over the school system in Lee County, near Raleigh.
He says he's proud of his record in the Hill City over the last 14 years ... and that his new job will bring with it new challenges.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THIS COMMUNITY HAS ACCOMPLISHED A LOT EDUCATIONALLY. MY OPPORTUNITIES IN LEE COUNTY WILL BE TO CONSTRUCT SCHOOLS, TO RE-CRAFT THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM, HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM OF STUDIES.))
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McCormick's last day will be January 2nd.
Current deputy superintendent Paul McKendrick will likely take over on an interim basis while the school board searches for a replacement.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
After a chilly start, we'll see highs warming into the lower 50s by this afternoon.
We'll keep the sunshine around for the next few days.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, coming up.

[55-VOBHenry-School]


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It's been several months since Henry County closed five schools and consolidated several others.
While some said it would cause problems, others said it would create new opportunities.
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Every Christmas, Henry County's horticulture program grows and sells nearly 2-thousand poinsettia's. This year the program moved to Magna Vista when the two schools consolidated.
To help keep the program alive, the school system purchased a brand new 275-thousand dollar greenhouse with an automated irrigation system, and computerized temperature and light controls.
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((DEBORAH BARKER/HORTICULURE TEACHER: WHAT'S EXCITING FOR ME AS A TEACHER IS WE'VE BEEN BE ABLE TO GO FROM FIVE SELECTIONS OF POINSETTIA'S TO 44, WE WENT FROM THREE COLORS TO THIRTEEN, WE WENT FROM ONE POT SIZE TO FOUR POT SIZES.))
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The number of students in the program also doubled since consolidation. Proceeds from the flower sales are used to run the program, and plants cost from seven to fifteen dollars.
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[55-11Tech-Study]


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A new study out of Virginia Tech shows that what a person drinks after weight training can affect lean muscle mass.
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Professor Janet Walberg Rankin found that those who consumed milk instead of a sports drink after working out had twice the amount of lean muscle mass.
She says the difference is that milk contains protein while sports drinks are filled with carbs.
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((JANET WALBERG RANKIN/VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR; IT IS SUGGESTIVE THIS MAY BE VALUABLE FOR RESISTANCE TRAINERS TO CONSUME SOMETHING WITH PROTEIN AFTER THEIR WORKOUT))
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But sports drinks also have benefits. Rankin says they are best for getting energy and preventing dehydration.
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The study was funded by the National Dairy Council and appears in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

[55-11Hotel-Trees]


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Head over the the Hotel Roanoke if you need some decorating ideas for the holidays.
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Dozens of the region's top designers trimmed 24 Christmas trees in everything from ornate ribbons to elaborate jewelry. Each hopes to take home top honors in the hotel's 5th Annual Fashions for Evergreens competition. The trees are available for viewing 24 hours a day at the Hotel Roanoke. And you can vote for YOUR favorite in the Hotel gift shop.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Plenty of sunshine today with highs reaching the 50s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your seven day forecast, right after the news.





[8-11Connaughton]


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A Northern Virginia supervisor hopes to take his message of efficient government to Richmond next year. Sean Connaughton (kuh-NAW-tun) has been chairman of the Prince William County board of Supervisors.
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Yesterday, he announced his run for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. He says he wants to change the way the state addresses the budget, reform government spending and promote job growth in Southwest Virginia and Southside.
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((SEAN CONNAUGHTON/(R) CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOVERNOR; IF THERE'S EVER A TIME WHEN WE NEED SOMEONE WHO'S GOING TO BE IN STATE GOVERNMENT THAT'S GOING TO END UP NOT BEING AFRAID TO LEAD, WHO'S GOING TO END UP MAKING SIGNIFICANT REFORMS TO HOW THE STATE OPERATES, IT'S NOW, AND I BELIEVE I CAN PROVIDE THAT KIND OF EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP.))
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Connaughton will face State Senator Bill Bolling, Delegate Joe May, and attorney Gilbert Davis in a primary for the nomination in June.

[8-11Kaine-Farmer]


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Lietenant Governor, and soon to be gubernatorial candidate Tim Kaine, told the Virginia Farm Bureau that his grandparents' background as farmers help him understand the needs of agriculturalists now.
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[SUPER=03-Goochland Co.;]

He told members he'd like to see the estate tax repealed, and about his efforts to create a Secretary of Agriculture in Virginia. The likely Democratic nominee for governor, Kaine says he appreciates the power of the rural vote, and if elected, will work to improve every corner of the state.
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((TIM KAINE/VIRGINIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: CLEARLY RURAL VOTERS ARE IMPORTANT BECAUSE RURAL VIRGINIA IS IMPORTANT. I MEAN WE CAN'T JUST HAVE A STATE WHERE A COUPLE PARTS OF THE STATE ARE DOING WELL AND WE DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE REST. IT'S A COMMONWEALTH. COMMONWEALTH MEANS WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND ALL PARTS OF THE STATE NEED TO DO WELL.))
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[SUPER=03-Hot Springs/Monday;]

Members heard from likely Republican nominee Attorney General Jerry Kilgore earlier in the week.
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[8-6Bedford-Landfill]


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The city of Bedford has submitted its final plan to deal with the groundwater contamination around the city's former landfill. The proposals include building a public water line to serve six homes along Bell Town Road, a project that's expected to take a full year.
But first, it needs state and county approval.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/March 19]

The contamination was discovered late last Winter in some private wells near the landfill. The city plan also includes measures designed to reduce- -and eventually eliminate- -existing contamination. Bedford officials say groundwater should be clean in 5 to 15 years. (------------)