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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich. Kimberly McBroom is off today. We have a very mild December day ahead, with most areas seeing the 60's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast in a few minutes.






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We do have some school information to pass along this morning.
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[Schooltouch Full] Due to a power failure at Washington and Lee University, all undergraduate classes and activities on the front campus are canceled for today. However, all classes and activities in the law school will go on as scheduled. Essential personnel including dining, physical plant and security should report.
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There's new developments in the case of a trailer park with a history of pollution problems.
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22-families who live in the Hardy Road Trailer Park have been told they must leave within thirty days.
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[IN Q=My concern is for]

((BILL ONDELL/RESIDENT: MY CONCERN IS FOR THESE FOLKS UP THERE THAT DON'T HAVE NOWHERE TO GO. I'M GOING TO FIND SOMEWHERE TO GO BUT THESE PEOPLE AIEN'T.)) ((JUSTIN LEFTWICH: WE DON'T HAVE NOWHERE TO GO. WE WILL BE TRYING TO LIVE SOMEWHERE WITH FAMILY OR GO SOMEWHERE THAT WILL HELP US.))
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[SUPER=01-Justin Leftwich/Resident; :07]
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[OUT Q=that will help us]
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The park's owner D.J. Cooper was indicted last month for ongoing sewage problems at the trailer park.
Cooper has capped the sewage discharge pipe and is now pumping it out and hauling it out to a local treatment center.
But 22 trailers are still connected to the sewage lagoon and Cooper told residents to fix the problem permanently they must all leave.
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[7-6Virginia-Works]


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Governor Warner hopes to use some of the increased state tax revenues to help spur Virginia's economy.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

That's the goal of a new approach to economic development the governor announced yesterday in Richmond. Nearly 55-million dollars has been cut from Virginia's economic development purse in the past two years to offset budget woes. The new program called "Virginia Works" would use more than 20- million. The plan works to support existing businesses and strengthen communities by rebuilding infrastructures.
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[IN Q=Now smart businesses are]

((MARK WARNER: NOW SMART BUSINESSES ARE REINVESTING. WHILE WE'VE GOT A LITTLE ADDITIONAL MONEY THIS YEAR WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS REINVEST SOME OF THAT MONEY AND TARGETED AREAS THAT'S GOING TO JUMP START ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOME OF OUR DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES AND UNFORTUNATELY TOO MANY OF THOSE DISTRESSED COMMUNITIES ARE IN SOUTHSIDE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=and southwest Virginia]
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The plan also calls for enhancements to Virginia's billion dollar tourism industry and the creation of a community development bank. That bank would lend to borrowers who can't get loans from commercial banks.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... May want to grab your umbrella today as shattered showers continue throughout the region with highs in the low 60's Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your full forecast in a few moments.

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We have some school information to pass along this morning, all of it involving Washington and Lee University.
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[Schooltouch Full] Due to a power failure, all undergraduate classes and activities on the front campus are canceled for today. However, all classes and activities in the Washington and Lee law school will go on as scheduled. Essential personnel including dining, physical plant and security should report.
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[55-11GOP-Surplus]


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Lawmakers will be working with a budget surplus approaching one billion dollars next year, but some warn that major spending commitments will eat up a large chunk of that money before any new initiatives can be considered.

But, there are already moves afoot in Republican circles to have that surplus returned to taxpayers.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]


Lynchburg G-O-P chairman Wendell Walker introduced a resolution at the party's annual meeting over the weekend.
Walker also says the 17 Republican delegates who crossed the aisle to help push through a tax increase are now on notice that their jobs may not be safe.
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((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG GOP CHAIRMAN: THEY WERE LISTENING TO BAD ADVICE, LISTENING TO THE WRONG PARTY. I THINK THAT THE ONLY WAY THAT THEY CAN REDEEM THEMSELVES IS TO GO DOWN AND SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD RETURN A PORTION OF THAT TAX MONEY BACK TO THE TAXPAYERS.))
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[OUT Q=back to the taxpayers.]
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Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant was one of those lawmakers featured on a "Least Wanted" poster circulating at this weekend's G-O-P event.
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Bryant says he's already considering a proposal that would speed up the elimination of the food tax.


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Sugar Bowl tickets are quickly disappearing.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Travel agents say their phones have been ringing non-stop since the Tech-Miami game ended on Saturday. People are lining up at agencies for tickets and are bombarding the phone, fax and websites. University Travel in Blacksburg expects to help more than 5-thousand people get to New Orleans.
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[IN Q=Expect to be]

((BILL: EXPECT TO BE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT POSSIBLY BY THE END OF THE WEEK, SO I ENCOURAGE ANYBODY WHO HASN'T MADE RESERVATIONS TO CALL, GET ONLINE AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION. ))
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[OUT Q=make your reservation (2ND REF)]
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The University has about 35-thousand tickets, but those are already spoken for. The school will release information on student tickets by tomorrow.
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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich... We should see some rain showers moving through the area today. Our highs will be in the low 60's Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your seven-day forecast coming up in a few moments.





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We have some school information to pass along this morning involving Washington and Lee University, where a power failure is causing some campus disruptions.
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[Schooltouch Full] As a result, all undergraduate classes and activities on the front campus are canceled for today. However, all classes and activities in the Washington and Lee law school will go on as scheduled. Essential personnel including dining, physical plant and security should report.
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[8-11Beheler]


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A retired and well-known A-B-C agent in Franklin County will NOT be charged in the death of his girlfriend. Jimmy Beheler (ba-HEEL-er) and Sharon Edwards were on their way to a picnic in May, when Edwards apparently jumped out of his pickup truck.
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The evidence apparently was not convincing enough to a grand jury -- which rejected an indictment against Beheler for involuntary manslaughter.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM: SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: I DON'T THINK ANYBODY IN THE GRAND JURY THOUGHT THIS WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN AN ACCIDENT, BUT THEY WEREN'T WILLING TO CONNECT IT TOTALLY TO MISTER BEHELER.))
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Branscom says an autopsy was inconclusive, but showed Edwards had a blood-alcohol level more than TWICE the legal limit. Branscom says Beheler also had alcohol in his system -- however, it was BELOW the legal limit.
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The city of Roanoke hopes a pay raise will convince more police officers to keep their jobs. And the city's sheriff says if that's the case, his staff would also deserves increases.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City officials proposed the mid- year adjustment, because the police department is losing too many officers to other agencies.
Police Chief Joe Gaskins says the department and the citizens benefit by keeping experienced officers on the street.
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[IN Q=I think it sends a message]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE CHIEF: I THINK IT SENDS A MESSAGE TO THEM THAT WE THE CITY ALL OF US VALUE THESE PEOPLE AND WHAT THEY DO AND WE'RE WILLING TO DO AS MUCH IN TERMS OF PAYING THEM AND KEEPING THEM ON THE JOB AS WE POSSIBLY CAN.))
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[OUT Q=as we possibly can.]
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Sheriff George McMillan asked city officials to do the same for his staff.
Yesterday, he argued that a pay raise for police will make it harder for the sheriff's department to recruit and retain experienced employees.
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