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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning mostly cloudy today, with more seasonable temperatures.
Look for highs only in the upper 40s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-11MLK-Street]


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The birthday of celebrated civil right leader Martin Luther King, Jr. will be this month -- and some Lynchburg residents are hoping to honor him on a more permanent basis.
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They're asking city council to re-name Fifth Street and the adjoining Fifth Street Bridge "Martin Luther King Boulevard and Bridge".
The idea has come up before but with no success ... although at least one business owner on Fifth Street says she has no problem with the change.
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[IN Q=It's long overdue]

((FRANCES THORNHILL/FRANCES' FLOWERS: IT'S LONG OVERDUE, NUMBER ONE. AND THEY'VE MADE SO MANY PROPOSALS ABOUT SO MANY NAMES FOR FIFTH STREET, NONE OF WHICH HAVE MATERIALIZED, SO MAYBE THIS WILL COME TO FRUITION.))
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[OUT Q=come to fruition.]
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The change is being pushed by the local chapter of the National Action Network.
Council will likely hold a public hearing before taking any action.
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[7-11Tech-Quake]


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A former Virginia Tech student is one of those counted among the many dead in south Asia's tsunami. Officials at the university aren't releasing his name.
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[SUPER=04-Sri Lankan Television]

They say the former Graduate student went to Tech about 10 years ago, and died on this train with his wife and son. The University is still awaiting word on more than 700 students who are from the Tsunami ravaged countries.
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They say it could be weeks before they know for sure, if everyone survived. Right now, the school is focused on helping students from the affected areas that are still on campus.
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[IN Q=for us this]

((KIM BEISECKER: FOR US THIS IS A VERY REAL TRADEGY HERE, INCLUDING ON OUR CAMPUS. YOU HAVE STUDENTS LIKE YOU JUST MET WHO ARE SEVERLY AFFECT BY THIS :17 WE'RE A WORLD UNIVERSITY .))
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The University will meet today with the Red Cross and dozens of international students to develop a plan of action.
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A Henry County volunteer rescue squad has a lot to brag about from 2004.
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The Horsepasture volunteers answered one hundred percent of their rescue calls last year. The 44 person crew has ten minutes to respond to the call and get the ambulance on the road before an alternate crew is called. The volunteers did that more than seven-hundred times last year. Henry County officials say they are proud of the Horsepasture crew and that they are starting a program called the Hero Campaign to encourage more citizens to volunteer.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cooler, but still not bad for this time of year.
Highs should stay in the upper 40s to around 50.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast, up next.

[55-6Jamestown]


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The 400th anniversary of Jamestown is almost here, and the Commonwealth has elaborate plans to celebrate. Now a nearby historical ally is offering its help for the anniversary bash.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Colonial Williamsburg pledged its support to the three- year commemoration set to begin next year. Colonial Williamsburg will offer its expertise as the most popular tourist attraction in the state, along with three- million dollars.
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((MARK WARNER: WE THINK THE 2007 COMMEMORATION IS GOING TO ADD HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO OUR TOURISM ECONOMY AND THAT'S GOING TO BE A BENEFIT NOT ONLY IN 2007 BUT FOR MANY YEARS AFTER THAT FACT. SO WE'RE ALL GOING TO COMMIT TO MAKE SURE THIS IS .))
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Jamestown 2007 eventually wants to attract 13- corporate sponsors to mirror the 13- original American colonies. Norfolk Southern became the first sponsor last year. The first event kicks off next summer when a replica of the ship "Godspeed" sets sail.
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[55-11Nursing-Home]


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The Carilion Center for Health Aging is hoping to improve its services to geriatric patients by branching off into the nursing home business.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One of its employees, Doctor Soheir Boshra (Sue-hair Bosh-ruh), serves as the medical director for Brandon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Carilion also offers special training to nursing and other staff.
It's part of a joint venture between the two facilities to improve the level of geriatric care offered to residents.

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[IN Q=We have sicker people who are now in nursing homes]

((WE HAVE SICKER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW IN NURSING HOMES AND NOW WE CAN DO PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING FROM REHAB SERVICES, TO WOUND CARE, THE SPECIALIZED NURSE TRAINING))
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Officials say nursing home care has changed a lot over the years.
The facilities are no longer a place where most patients go to stay but rather a transitional location until they are well enough to go home.
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[55-11Trolley]


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It's been more than half a century since Roanoke saw electric trolley cars, but it may not be long before the streetcars make a comeback in the Star City.
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[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR]

Little Rock, Arkansas debuted its trolley system in November, and across the country more than a dozen cities have reintroduced streetcars to help spur development. In Roanoke, Jefferson Street is the likely route, linking the Carilion Biomedical Institute with downtown. A report presented to city council this week estimated the cost at 17-million dollars, with the federal government picking up about half. Officials are now seeking a grant to pay for a more detailed study.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Becoming mostly cloudy, with more seasonable temperatures reaching the upper 40s for highs.
But they'll get warmer again over the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, coming up.





[8-11Meth-Clinic]


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Opponents of the controversial methadone clinic in Roanoke are gearing up for another plan of attack.
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A group calling themselves North West Concerned Citizens plans to file a lawsuit against CRC Health Group early next week.
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Their goal is to shut down the clinic on Hershberger Road.
Residents will also hold a meeting tonight to discuss what more they can do.
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((ARLEEN OLLIE/NORTHWEST CONCERNED CITIZENS: WE ARE NOT GOING OFF INTO THE SUNSET. WE WILL REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE REMEMBERED US AND WE WILL ALSO REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE NOT AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.))
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The meeting takes place at La Cove Restaurant on Cove Road tonight at 6 PM.

[8-11Social-Security]


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Not everyone is happy with plans to move the Social Security Administration away from downtown Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

City officials were recently advised that the Social Security office will move from the old Stone Printing Building near the Hotel Roanoke, to an unspecified location near the Roanoke airport. City Manager Darlene Burcham says the city has done everything it could to encourage a downtown location.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I JUST FEEL LIKE, AND I KNOW THE COUNCIL DOES, THAT A DOWNTOWN LOCATION IS BEST SUITED NOT ONLY FOR THE BUILDING AND ITS EMPLOYEES BUT FOR THE CITIZENS WHO NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SERVICES. AND I'M PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE ACCESSIBILITY VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR ANY KIND OF PUBLIC AGENCY, SOCIAL SECURITY INCLUDED.))
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Burcham will meet with federal officials who are planning the relocation. And she encourages anyone who wants the offices to remain downtown to contact their representatives in Congress.

[8-VOHorsepasture]


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There were a lot of sleepless nights for a Henry County volunteer rescue squad in 20-04 -- but a lot more to be proud of.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The Horsepasture volunteers answered one hundred percent of their rescue calls last year. The 44 person crew has ten minutes to respond to the call and get the ambulance on the road before an alternate crew is called. The volunteers did that more than seven-hundred times last year. Henry County officials say they are proud of the Horsepasture crew and that they are starting a program called the Hero Campaign to encourage more citizens to volunteer.
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