[7Wx-Headline]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today with a few scattered showers.
Look for highs in the mid 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-6Election-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:50:20]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]



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A three judge panel is upholding the outcome of Bedford County's school board race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Keith Jones defeated Laura Rodes by a single vote in the District Five race last November.
Rodes challenged the outcome based on a single provisional ballot from Bedford County resident Aimee Peters.
Peters says she registered through the D-M-V when she moved to Virginia two years ago ... but the alleged paperwork never turned up.
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[SOT 16:54:38]
[IN Q=I feel very]

((AIMEE PETERS/CAST PROVISIONAL BALLOT: I FEEL VERY DISENFRANCHISED. AND I'VE TALKED WITH THE REGISTRAR IN NORTH CAROLINA AND THEY SAID 'YOU HAVE BEEN VERY DISENFRANCHISED'. AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, I'LL PUT MY VOTE BACK IN NORTH CAROLINA.))
[SUPER=01-Aimee Peters/Cast Provisional Ballot]
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[OUT Q=back in North Carolina.]
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[VO-NAT]


Because Peters voted for Rodes, had her ballot counted, it would have forced a tie and election officials would have drawn the winner's name from a hat.
Rodes and her attorney are unsure whether they can or will appeal the judges' decision.
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[7-11L'burg-Arrest]


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[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]



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A murder suspect in Lynchburg turns himself in a day after police said they were looking for him.
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[VO-NAT]


Police charged 45-year old Clayton Calvin Martin Junior with the murder of 25 year old Jamishia Lanise Jackson-


[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Sunday;]


Jackson was shot around 12:30 Sunday morning while sitting in a vehicle across from the James Crossing Apartment Complex.
Martin is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
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[7-11Radford-Murder]


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A murder suspect in Radford is expected to make a plea bargain with prosecutors later this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/December;]

The trial of 21 year old Roy Omar Hodge was to begin next week.
[SUPER=04-May;]

He's charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 25 year old Brian Keith Gray. Gray was shot and killed in his Radford apartment last May, in what police are calling a home-invasion drug robbery.
Police believe Hodge did not pull the trigger, but was an accomplice in the killing.
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[7-Mitchell]


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Police in Martinsville are still searching for leads in the case of a man who's been missing for more than a month now.
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[TAKE MITCHELL FS e611]
61 year old Earnest Thomas Mitchell was last spotted at the Hairston Home for Adults in Martinsville on December Fourth.
Over the past weeks, police and Old Dominion Search and Rescue have searched several areas on foot, with dogs and from the air.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Officers ask that anyone who may have seen Mitchell, but has not already been interviewed, to contact them.

[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll keep the clouds around today, and temperatures will stay cooler in the 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the extended outlook, after the news.

[55-11Superintendent]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The deadline for those wanting to serve as Roanoke's next school superintendent has come and gone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Now the school board will meet with the firm handling the search-
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((KATHY STOCKBURGER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BD. CHAIR: AND WE'LL GO OVER IN PRETTY CLOSE DETAIL OF THOSE CANDIDATES WHOM THEY FELT MATCHED THE QUALIFICATIONS WE DESIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Stockburger/Roanoke School Board Chair;]
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[OUT Q=QUALIFICATIONS WE DESIRE.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Stockburger says if all goes as planned, interviews will take place next month and a new superintendent will be on board by July.

[55-11Museum-Train]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A smaller version of a famous railroad photographer's wish is fulfilled in the Star City.
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[VO-NAT]

O. Winston Link envisioned the massive Norfolk and Western locomotive Number 12-18, NOT his famous pictures of it, as the centerpiece of the museum that would bear his name. Limited space at the museum in Downtown Roanoke didn't allow for such a display.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But now the Museum has acquired and installed a permanent exhibit of Link's favorite N and W Class A locomotive.
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[SOT 12:29:32 - 12:29:53]
[IN Q=He wanted to have]

((DAVID HELMER/CHAIRMAN OF O. WINSTON LINK MUSEUM COMMITTEE; HE WANTED TO HAVE THE 1218 PARKED NEXT TO THE PASSENGER STATION HERE AND PUT ON A TURNTABLE AND HE SAID DAVID YOU CAN DO THAT AND I SAID WELL WINSTON I GOT SOME PROBLEMS PHYSICALLY I JUST CANT PUT THE ENGINE HERE I MEAN I DONT CARE WELL HOW YOU CUT IT IT IS TOO BIG.))
[SUPER=01-David Helmer/O. Winston Link Museum Committee;]
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[OUT Q=It is too big.]
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[VO-NAT]

Although only a fraction of the original's size, the one-eighth-scale replica features working parts and authentic details, such as N and W railway lettering.
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[55-6Warner-Aging]


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Expect a letter from Governor Mark Warner in the coming weeks if you're between the ages of 50 and 70.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The governor announced a public education campaign encouraging Virginians to plan for the impacts of aging. Warner, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday, will be sending letters and appearing in television ads encouraging Virginians to apply for a long- term tool kit.
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[IN Q=We really think getting this]

((MARK WARNER: WE REALLY THINK GETTING THIS INFORMATION INTO CONSUMERS HANDS IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST IN EDUCATING FOLKS ON THE CHOICES THEY NEED TO BE MAKING NOW.))
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[OUT Q=need to be making now]
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The tool kit includes a list of available resources and a "Virginia Long Term Care Guide." Warner says planning now will help off- set rising Medicaid costs in the future.
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[WIPE TO PHONE # FS e597]

If you'd like to order a tool kit you can do so by calling 1-866- PLAN- LTC.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Cooler, but still mild for this time of year.
Look for highs in the mid 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, up next.





[8-M'Ville-Fire]


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Police in Martinsville say they need help from the public finding an arsonist who's already set two fires on the same street.
Investigators believe someone is responsible for two fires on Wingfield Street, the first on November 17 and the second Sunday night.
They ask anyone with information to call police or fire investigators.

[8-5-Methadone]


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A Roanoke County man says the controversial methadone clinic on Hershberger road will help restore his life to normal.

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Many people have expressed concern over the soon-to-open methadone clinic in Roanoke.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

But, Robert Ahern, a heroin addict who travels to Galax for treatment seven days a week, says the new clinic would be a life-saver.
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((ROBERT AHERN/METHADONE PATIENT: AT FIRST I THOUGHT, WELL A NICE DRIVE THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS, BUT FOUR AND 1/2 HOURS EVERY MORNING, GETS NOT JUST OLD, BUT VERY EXPENSIVE. AND IT HARD GETTING WORK, WHEN YOU CAN'T WORK IN THE MORNINGS.))
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The Vietnam vet says many people have misconceptions about people on methadone, and fail to realize they're just regular people who want better lives. C-R-C officials say the new clinic could begin seeing patients soon.
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[8-11Kaine-Legislation]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Education and more State Police Officers are included in the Lieutenant Governor's legislative agenda this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine announced his plans yesterday. Kaine wants K-12 teachers to receive annual evaluations and would also like to see their salaries match the national average. He says he'll continue to work for the concept of a new university in Southside, while making the legislature more accountable when it comes to funding higher education. Kaine says its increasingly difficult for small business owners to offer their employees health insurance. This year, he'll propose tax incentives to help ease the burden.
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[SOT 11:53:46]
[IN Q=Overwhelmingly the issue]

((TIM KAINE: OVERWHELMINGLY THE ISSUE THAT BUSINESS RAISE WITH ME IS THE RISING COSTS OF HEALTHCARE AND THAT IS BECOMING A CHOKE POINT ON VIRGINIA'S ECONOMY.))
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[OUT Q=point on Virginia's economy]
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The Lieutenant Governor also wants to enhance penalties for juveniles who illegally carry guns.
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[WIPE TO STATE OF COMM. FS e672]
The General Assembly convenes Wednesday afternoon, and will hear from Governor Mark Warner that evening.
WDBJ-7 will carry Warner's State of the Commonwealth address live Wednesday night, beginning at Seven o-clock.
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