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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy with highs around 40.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your extended outlook, coming up.




[7-11Quake-Aid]


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The death toll from south Asia's massive tsunamis continues to rise. Now some people in the Roanoke Valley are doing their part to help with disaster aid.
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The latest figures put the death toll in Sri Lanka at more than 16- thousand, and as many as a million people are homeless.
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Roanoke County Doctor Sam Samarasinghe (SAM-ah-rah-SING-huh) grew up in the coastal region devastated by the tsunami, and was preparing to vacation there.
Now, he and his family are collecting donations of money and disaster supplies.
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((DR. SAM SAMARASINGHE: IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEE THIS KIND OF SUFFERING, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO PROVIDE AS MUCH HELP AS WE CAN.)) ((KATHY SAMARASINGHE; HOW COULD YOU LOOK AT THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND NOT FEEL COMPELLED TO DO SOMETHING. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT REALLY HAVE MUCH TO BEGIN WITH. NOW THE LOSS OF LIFE IS PHENOMENAL.))
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Authorities in Sri Lanka are requesting a variety of items including plastic sheeting, duct tape, linens and blankets, candles, canned food, bottled water, clothing and over the counter pain medications.
Donations may be dropped off at the Comprehensive Pain Management Centers located on Franklin Road near the Summit Apartments.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The first shipment of supplies will leave Roanoke this afternoon.

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[7-11India-Quake]


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This is what the nine-point-oh magnitude quake looked like on readouts from a seismograph at the Virginia Tech Airport. The earthquake is the strongest in the world since 1964. Blacksburg's seismic information has already been sent to the U-S Geological Survey for analysis.
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[7-11Stolen-Badge]


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Police in Danville are warning people about someone who could use stolen gear to impersonate an officer of the law.
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Officer Billy Chaney was off-duty Thursday night, when he parked his personal vehicle in the parking lot of the Rock Ola Cafe' on Crown Drive. Chaney says when he returned to his car, he discovered his badge, handgun and other credentials had been stolen. Police now warn people to ask for identification, if they question an officer's credentials.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Starting out in the teens, but temperatures will warm up to around 40 for the high.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Tuesday outlook, coming up.

[55-11Tech-Bet]


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The mayor of Blacksburg is putting the town council's pride on the line in the Sugar Bowl.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Yesterday, Mayor Roger Hedgepeth made a friendly wager over the phone with Auburn Mayor Bill Hamm. Tech and Auburn will meet January third in the Sugar Bowl. The two mayors agreed the town council of the losing school will have to wear the winning team's jerseys at their next meeting. The loser will also have to send a gift basket to the winning community. Though the call was competitive.... it wasn't only about sports.
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((ROGER HEDGEPETH: I WAS INTRIGUED. I LOOKED ON THE INTERNET AND READ ABOUT YOUR VILLAGE CENTERS AND NEIGHBOR HOOD CENTERS IN DOWNTOWN, PERHAPS WE TRADE A LITTLE INFORMATION. WE'LL WE'D LOVE TO HAVE AN EXCHANGE. MAYBE YOU COULD COME VISIT US.))
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Blacksburg's Mayor says he's confident he won't be the one sending a basket or wearing a jersey.
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[WIPE TO MIKE LIVE BOARD FS]
WDBJ-7 is your place for Sugar Bowl coverage.
Mike Stevens will be in New Orleans with the Hokies and their fans and will have live reports starting Thursday.
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[55-6Retail-Sales]


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Lots of shoppers was what many retailers asked Santa Claus for this year -- and it appears the jolly old elf provided.

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Managers at Valley View Mall tallied the numbers yesterday from last week- and they looked good.
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((LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEY VIEW MALL: WE CALLED 25 PERCENT OF OUR TENANTS THIS MORNING TO GET THEIR SALES SO WE COULD TURN THEM INTO CORPORATE OFFICES THE SALES WERE VERY STRONG.))
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Dudley says sales are up from last year and she says jewelry sales were especially strong this year-
That's good news- because the weeks around Christmas are critical for most retailers.
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((DUDLEY: HOLIDAY SALES PROBABLY ACCOUNT FOR 30 TO 40 PERCENT OF OUR SALES SO WE HAVE TO MAKE IT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO LAST TWO WEEKS OF DECEMBER.))
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Dudley says online shopping does cut into retail sales at the mall but she says people still want to come out and buy items in person.
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[55-11RAMS]


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Students at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Sciences, who hoped to be in a brand new school at the start of the year, will be waiting longer.
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The new RAMS school on 19th street is not ready.
Principal Toni Belton now says the move's been delayed until January 25th-
While students are on break, it's clear construction workers are not.
Belton says workers are putting a priority on getting classrooms and the cafeteria ready for the new move-in date.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Becoming partly cloudy today and a bit warmer, with highs around 40. MEtereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details, up next.





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Two people have been charged in connection with a murder Christmas morning in Henry County. 41-year-old Charles Custer of Fieldale was found dead just after seven Saturday morning, near a garage on Cool Springs Road. An autopsy showed he died from a stab wound to the leg.
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[TAKE BOWMAN FS] Investigators say Custer got into a fight with the garage owner, 43-year-old William Bowman of Bassett over some stolen wheels. But, they say Bowman and his friends then tried to cover up the stabbing, by making it appear as though Custer was in a fight with SEVERAL people. Bowman has been charged with murder. [TAKE STUMP FS] Authorities have also charged 27-year-old Jennifer Stump of Fieldale with being an accessory to murder.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Authorities say the other parties involved in the incident will not face charges.

[8-VOBDeer-Management]


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City leaders in Roanoke say it's good that the deer management program is starting later than originally planned.
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Roanoke has hired a federal agency and a private contractor called White Buffalo to bait and kill 400 deer.
The city had hoped to begin the program earlier this month but now will wait until January when deer are more desperate for food.
City leaders say using sharpshooters will be safe and hopefully effective.
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((STEVE LUGAR/ROANOKE POLICE DEPTPARTMENT: I'M NOT SURE SEE A GREAT REDUCTION IN DEER BUT OF COURSE TAKING 400 DEER HAS TO MAKE SOME IMPACT ON THE DEER POPULATION IN THE CITY.))
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The two companies will kill deer at separate times in January and early February.
The meat will be donated to the Hunters for the Hungry program.
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[8-11Jail-security]


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It's not the latest in technology, but it's still pretty much state-of-the art security.
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Iris scanners keep track of inmates in the Roanoke County- Salem Jail. A camera takes a picture of each inmate's right eye. That image takes the place of fingerprints, wrist bands and ID cards. Once an inmate's personal data is stored, he can re-confirm his identity simply by looking in the lens.
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((SGT. BRIAN KEENUM/ROANOKE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT; IT ALSO KNOWS IF THERE'S SOMEONE IN THE AREA THAT'S AN ENEMY, FOR AN EXAMPLE. IF THEY'RE BEEN IN A FIGHT BEFORE, EITHER ON THE STREET OR HERE IN THE JAIL. IT WILL IDENTIFY THAT PERSON AND SAY THEY CAN'T GO THERE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMEONE THEY MAY HAVE A CONFRONTATION WITH.))
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The system can prevent the embarrassing situations like the accidental release of an inmate at the City Jail last week. In that case one inmate simply assumed the identity of another man who WAS due for release. (------------)