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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Expect shattered showers today and high in the low 50's Leo Hirsbrunner will have your full forecast in just a few moments.





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A tentative settlement has reportedly been reached in a lawsuit filed by state Democrats against Republicans -- over eavesdropping incidents more than two years ago. Sources say the settlement calls for the Democratic plaintiffs to be paid a total of about 750-thousand dollars, but no agreement has been signed. The lawsuit has been set for a two-day trial beginning Thursday in federal court in Richmond. The lawsuit centers on whether Republicans listened in on Democrats' phone calls.

[7-5-Alleghany-Hospital]


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Alleghany Hospital is taking a giant leap forward when it comes to a vital health diagnostic tool.
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After years of using a portable M-R-I scanner, the hospital has installed a more powerful, state of the art scanner. In addition, all of the images are digital, doing away with the need for film.
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((DANIEL JACKSON/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR FILM, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT LOSING THE FILM, WE CAN DIGITIZE THAT OR SEND IT VIA AN INTERNET CONNECTION, OR BURN IT ONTO A CD, AND PUT IT IN YOUR HAND AND TAKE IT WITH YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Jackson/Alleghany Regional Hospital CEO;]
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[OUT Q=and take it with you.]
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The new machine is also more powerful than some others in the region -- which allows for greater detail in images, and real-time results. The new machine went on-line in late October. The hospital held an open house Thursday for the community to get a peek at the new equipment.
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Roanoke County School board Chairman Jerry Canada says the school system may be doing well -- but that doesn't mean the work is finished.
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Canada joined Supervisors Chairman Richard Flora in the address to members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He says there are many challenges -- including overcrowding in a number of county schools.
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((WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL FOR EXAMPLE HAD A 100 STUDENT INCREASE IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR. AND THEY HAD A 100 STUDENT INCREASE THIS YEAR. 200 STUDENTS AT WILLIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL IN JUST TWO SCHOOL YEARS, SO OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AT WILLIAM BYRD TO RELIEVE THE CROWDING OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/Roanoke Co. School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=relieve the crowding out there.]
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Canada says SOL testing is a continuing challenge. He also hopes the board can address enrollment issues in south county, and find more funding to improve teacher salaries.

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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Might want to grab your umbrella as showers move into the area over the next two-days.

Leo Hirsbrunner will have your seven-day forecast in just a moment.[55-VOBWythe-Deputy]


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Over the past ten years, the family of a Wythe County deputy killed in the line of duty have had to adjust to the changes in their lives.
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Deputy Clifford Dicker, was killed in the line of duty while arresting a 15 year old boy on December 6th, 19-94.
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((KARLA TURMAN:BUT FOR ME I JUST TOOK FOR GRANTED LIKE MOST PEOPLE DO THAT HE WAS A POLICE OFFICER AND HE WAS GOING TO DO HIS DUTY AND THAT HE WOULD BE HOME.))
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[OUT Q=that he would be home.]
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His daughter, Karla Turman says it was tough, but she has been able to get through the ordeal with the support of family, friends, and also a national group known as C-O-P-S, or Concerns of Police Survivors. They offered seminars and support groups for recent tragedies -- and for those who have a tough time getting over their loss. Also helping Turman move past that day ten years ago is the Wythe County Sheriff's office. A memorial and a scholarship fund have been set up in Deputy Dicker's name to remember the fallen officer and father.


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Some kids in Blacksburg are preparing for the future by playing with toys.
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Teams of children showed off their Lego robots at the "No Limits" First Lego League competition inside Blacksburg High School.
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((CHARLIE REINHOLTZ:SO THE STUDENTS DESIGN THE MECHANICAL ROBOT. AND THEY PROGRAM IT TO PERFORM TASKS. AND IT HAS SENSORS THAT MEASURE PARAMETERS ON THE LAYING FIELD AND IT RESPONDS TO THOSE AUTONOMOUSLY. AND PERFORMS TASKS LIKE FEEDING THE PETS OR RETRIEVING A DISK AND PUTTING IT AWAY FOR YOUR DISK DRIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Reinholtz/Virginia Tech Engineering Professor]
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[OUT Q=away for your disk drive.]
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This year's theme had the students designing robots that could aid the visually and physically impaired. The program also encourages the students to work as a team.
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((SIERRA WAGNER:SOME PEOPLE DO PROGRAMMING SOME PEOPLE DO THE PRESENTATION, PEOPLE WORK ON THE ARMS, AND PEOPLE DO THE ARTIST WORK.))
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The winning team from the state finals will have the chance to compete at the Lego League invitational in Atlanta.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich..... Rain kicks off our work-week forecast with temperatures in the low 50s- that weather system will give way to warmer temperatures tomorrow. Leo Hirsbrunner will have all the details in just a few minutes.




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A tentative settlement has reportedly been reached in a lawsuit filed by state Democrats against Republicans -- over eavesdropping incidents more than two years ago. Sources say the settlement calls for the Democratic plaintiffs to be paid a total of about 750-thousand dollars, but no agreement has been signed yet. The lawsuit has been set for a two-day trial beginning Thursday in federal court in Richmond. The lawsuit centers on whether Republicans listened in on Democrats' phone calls.

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A Roanoke man says he has an unwelcome visitor that keeps him awake every night since Roanoke Regional Airport's new tower went online.
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((DONALD POWELL:BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT BLUE LIGHT WHITE LIGHT.))
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Those blue and white lights are the rotating beacons on top of the new air control tower. Donald Powell says they shine directly into his bedroom.
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((DONALD POWELL:IT WOULD BE LIKE HAVING, FIFTY FEET OVER, HAVING A POLICE CAR PARKED IN THE ROAD. FIFTY FEET OVER WITH ITS LIGHTS BLUE LIGHTS FLASHING. THAT'S ABOUT THE AFFECT YOU WOULD GET.))
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Powell and his wife say they've been losing sleep -- and HE has even retired to the den of his house to try and catch a wink. Powell says he's contacted government officials, the FAA, and numerous others-- not in search of money, just an apology.
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[8-11Farm-License]


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The Virginia Farm Bureau is hoping a new license plate will grow on citizens, and help promote agriculture in the Old Dominion.
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Farm Bureau members got their first look at the new tag during the organization's annual convention at the Homestead.
And they began filling out some of the 350 applications that will be needed to ensure production.
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((VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES 36 BILLION DOLLARS TO THE STATE'S ECONOMY EVERY YEAR. FORESTRY CONTRIBUTES 30. 5 BILLION, SO WE THOUGHT WHAT GREATER WAY TO PROMOTE THE INDUSTRY THAN TO HAVE A LICENSE PLATE TO KEEP IT OUT THERE.))
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The tags are available to any Virginia resident for 25 dollars plus normal registration fees.
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