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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today with a few showers.
Look for highs again heading toward the 70- degree mark.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, up next.





[7-Radford-Fire]


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Fire officials in Radford will start investigating a morning blaze that crews quickly extinguished. The fire gutted a single story structure in the 1000 block of Lawrence Street off Tyler Avenue this morning. Officials say it was a fraternity house.
One person suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital. The other four residents were not home at the time. Arson investigators and the fire chief will return to the scene at 9 A-M to look for the cause.

[7-11OTB-Alcohol]


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Today's the day managers at Vinton's off track betting parlor start serving beer.
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[VO-NAT]
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Colonial Downs received its ABC license yesterday afternoon, and last night employees stocked the cooler with beer. The satellite wagering site will begin serving beer and mixed drinks at 11:30 this morning.
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[IN Q=People come here]

((RONNIE BLANKENSHIP: PEOPLE COME HERE LOOKING FOR A FULL ENTERTAINMENT VALUE AND THIS WILL INCREASE THEIR VALUE BEING ABLE TO OFFER THE ALCOHOL.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Blankenship/Colonial Downs]
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[OUT Q=being able to offer the alcohol.]
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Colonial Downs faced opposition when the Vinton facility applied for its ABC license. After waiting three and a half months, managers say they are pleased they can finally offer their customers alcoholic beverages.
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[7-VOBState-Commonwealth]


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Governor Mark Warner gave his last State of the Commonwealth speech last night -- outlining his agenda for the new year, and thanking legislators for their hard work during the last session.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The governor laid out his three goals for the states 918- million dollar surplus... cut the food tax ahead of schedule, deposit more money into the Rainy Day Fund and stay focused on one time investments. And the Governor announced some economic news for soutwest and southside Virginia -- 750 new jobs are on the way.
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[SOT SMALL TAPE 7:23:03]
[IN Q=In Patrick County, Ten oaks]

((MARK WARNER: IN PATRICK COUNTY, TEN OAKS IS CREATING 150 NEW JOBS. IN HENRY COUNTY, TEXTURING SERVICES IS CREATING 200 NEW JOBS.. AND FINALLY, IN ROANOKE, FREIGHTCARE AMERICA IS CREATING 400 NEW JOBS.))
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The governor wants to infuse more money into K-12 and higher education and give teachers a three- percent raise. Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith remains a critic of last year's tax hike, but says the governor can count on bi- partisan cooperation during his last year in office.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Take along the umbrella today.
We have a chance of showers, but temperatures will stay unseasonably mild.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Thursday outlook, up next.

[55-Radford-Fire]


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It took firefighters only 15 minutes to extinguish a blaze in Radford this morning.
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[Super=03-Radford/This Morning;]

The fire gutted a single story fraternity house in the 1000 block of Lawrence Street off Tyler Avenue. One person suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital.
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((THERE'S FOUR OTHER INDIVIDUALS THAT LIVE IN THE HOUSE AT THIS TIME. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO ANY OF THEM. THEY WEREN'T HOME AT THE TIME OF HTE FIRE. IT'S BEING REPORTED TO ME BY THE NEIGHBORS AND THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT THEY DID HAVE A PARTY LAST NIGHT.))
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Simpkins says it looks like the fire started in the living room and worked it's way into the back of the house. Investigators will return to the scene at 9 this morning to determine the cause of the fire.

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It's still a year and a half away, but plans are already being laid for Jamestown's 400th anniversary.
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...even here in the Roanoke Valley. The Virginia Tourism Corporation is encouraging communities across the Commonwealth to plan activities surrounding the events in 2007.
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[OUT Q=...enjoy the Roanoke Valley.]
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Roanoke's Jamestown Committee is planning a number of events to do just that. Some ideas include a railroad festival as well as various steam excursions. The committee is even working to get Roanoke designated as a historic rail district, which COULD lead to federal funding in the future.
If you would like to participate in the planning process, contact the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.
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[55-11Franklin-Parks]


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Franklin County officials hope a new trend is rising on their rivers.
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Last month, Galen and Ruby Brubaker donated part of their land to build a canoe park. The couple says they were inspired by another family, the Lynches in Rocky Mount, who donated land last Spring, in memory of Vernon Lynch. The well-known doctor was killed in a car accident in 1992.
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((RICHARD LYNCH/VERNON'S BROTHER: MY BROTHER WAS AN AVID OUTDOORSMAN, HE LOVED THE OUTDOORS, AND THAT WAS HIS PASSION SECOND TO MEDICINE.////RUBY BRUBAKER: WE JUST THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE, WE HAD THE LAND, AND FELT LIKE IT WOULD BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO LET OTHER PEOPLE USE IT.))
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County officials hope the donations will encourage others in the community to get involved. Brubaker Park is expected to open within the next couple months.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
One more day of above-normal temperatures, with highs in the upper 60s to near 70.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, after the news.





[8-VOBRadford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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It took firefighters only 15 minutes to extinguish a blaze in Radford this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Radford/This Morning;]

The fire gutted a single story fraternity house in the 1000 block of Lawrence Street off Tyler Avenue. One person suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital.
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[SOT 7:53:09]
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((THERE'S FOUR OTHER INDIVIDUALS THAT LIVE IN THE HOUSE AT THIS TIME. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO TALK TO ANY OF THEM. THEY WEREN'T HOME AT THE TIME OF HTE FIRE. IT'S BEING REPORTED TO ME BY THE NEIGHBORS AND THE LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT THEY DID HAVE A PARTY LAST NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Simpkins/Radford Fire Chief;]
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Simpkins says it looks like the fire started in the living room and worked it's way into the back of the house. Investigators will return to the scene at 9 this morning to determine the cause of the fire.

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Church members and friends held an inpromptu prayer service last night for an 18 year old Roanoke girl who died while running. Grace Lovegrove collapsed Monday while running with her track teammates at Christopher Newport University. She was taken to the hospital where she stayed in critical condition until she died. Doctors performed several tests on Lovegrove, but haven't been able to determine why she went into cardiac arrest.[8-V

OBState-Commonwealth]


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Governor Mark Warner gave his last State of the Commonwealth speech last night -- outlining his agenda for the new year, and thanking legislators for their hard work during the last session.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The governor laid out his three goals for the states 918- million dollar surplus-- cut the food tax ahead of schedule, deposit more money into the Rainy Day Fund, and stay focused on one time investments. And the Governor announced some economic news for soutwest and southside Virginia -- 750 new jobs are on the way.
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[SOT SMALL TAPE 7:23:03]
[IN Q=In Patrick County, Ten oaks]

((MARK WARNER: IN PATRICK COUNTY, TEN OAKS IS CREATING 150 NEW JOBS. IN HENRY COUNTY, TEXTURING SERVICES IS CREATING 200 NEW JOBS.. AND FINALLY, IN ROANOKE, FREIGHTCARE AMERICA IS CREATING 400 NEW JOBS.))
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[OUT Q=creating 400 new jobs]
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[VO-NAT]

The governor wants to infuse more money into K-12 and higher education and give teachers a three- percent raise. Republican Delegate Morgan Griffith remains a critic of last year's tax hike, but says the governor can count on bi- partisan cooperation during his last year in office.
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