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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today with light snow showers likely.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Roanoke City officials say they'll keep a sharp eye on the controversial methadone clinic -- even though they there's not much that can be done to regulate the business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Council Member Sherman Lea asked officials if the city could regulate the clinic's hours, and prohibit the distribution of drugs that would be taken off the premises. City Manager Darlene Burcham said officials are reviewing a number of issues including traffic and security.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have given assurances]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; WE HAVE GIVEN ASSURANCES TO THE PUBLIC THAT WE WILL MONITOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE FACILITY IF AND WHEN IT OPENS AND WILL MAKE SURE THAT IT COMPLIES WITH EVERY LAW AND REGULATION THAT WE HAVE WITHIN THE CITY.))
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=within the city.]
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[VO-NAT]

The clinic was required to obtain a business license, a zoning certificate, and a certificate of occupancy, but City attorney Bill Hackworth said Roanoke would require approval from the General Assembly to regulate the methadone clinic any further.
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[7-11Local-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Iraqi's across the globe are gearing up to vote in the country's upcoming election -- including those here in the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Hussain Alsaady (Al-SAH-dee) says he doesn't mind making two trips to Maryland this month -- to register and then vote in the Iraq election.
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[SOT 59:39]
[IN Q=as a native]

((HUSSAIN ALSAADY/IRAQI EXPATRIATE: AS A NATIVE IN IRAQ, I NEED TO TAKE PART OF IT, YOU KNOW 44 I NEED TO SEE THE SITUATION TURNING AROUND RIGHT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Hussain Alsaady/Iraqi Expatriate;]
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[OUT Q=right now]
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[VO-NAT]


But, for some, like Nivar Zangana (nih-VAR) (zan-GAHN-uh), the travel is too much to bear.
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[IN Q=yes of course]

((NIVAR ZANGANA/IRAQI EXPATRIATE: IF THERE WAS A CENTER HERE, I THINK ALL IRAQIS WILL GO.))
[SUPER=01-Nivar Zangana/Iraqi Expatriate;]
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[OUT Q=iraqis will go]
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[VO-NAT]

Both men agree the election is not about them, but about giving the Iraqi people the kind of freedom THEY now have here in America.
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[7-6Craig-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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History is made in Craig County. A woman will chair the board of supervisors for the first time ever.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle/File Tape]

While women have been on the board, no woman has been chairperson until tonight when Lisa Campbell will take the head seat. Craig County was established in 1852 and has gone through multiple forms of government, but County Administrator Larry Moore says this appointment shows how the county is moving forward.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures only reaching the 20s again, as scattered snow showers develop across the region.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, after the news.
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[TAKE FS SCHOOLTOUCH]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

But first some school closings. In Grayson County, Mount Rogers school is closing at 1 p-m. Schools in Pendleton County West Virginia are running two hours late.
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[55-VOBVMI]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Another school will be representing the region at the Presidental inauguration. Cadets at Virginia Military Institute are practicing hard for their trip this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


They're scheduled to march in President Bush's inauguaration parade Thursday.
This will be V-M-I's first appearance since his father's inauguration in 1989.
The entire Corps will be in D-C -- making it the largest group to march past the president's reviewing stand.
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[SOT 30:33; 32:48]
[IN Q=It's going to be]

((AARON GLEATON/CADET: IT'S GOING TO BE AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT AND I THINK EACH CADET OUT HERE IS GOING TO REMEMBER IT AS LONG AS THEY LIVE.)) ((JAMES DONOVAN/CADET: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT STAYS WITH YOU. I HAVE A TEACHER WHO I BELIEVE WAS 1953 HE MARCHED PRESIDENT'S INAUGURAL AND HE TALKS ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Aaron Gleaton/Cadet;]
[SUPER=01-James Donovan/Cadet;]
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[OUT Q=it all the time]
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[VO-NAT]


Because the Corps will be marching with rifles and swords, the Secret Service will have to check each weapon.
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[55-11Flu-Season]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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Health authorities say there's only been sporadic flu activity in Virginia, but say a flu shot is still important.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Lewis-Gale Medical Center has only had one confirmed case of the flu. But officials say that could change in the coming weeks because of the colder weather.
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[IN Q=You are concerned]

((TERESA STOWASSER/INFECTION CONTROL NURSE; YOU ARE CONCERNED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE MORE INDOORS THEY'RE SHARING THEIR SPACES A LOT MORE WHEN IT'S COLDER. WE'RE SHARING OUR ENVIRONMENT. 48 WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT INFLUENZA IS THAT VIRUS CAN BE SPREAD WHEN COUGH OR SNEEZE AND IT GOES ABOUT 3 TO FIVE FEET))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Stowasser/Infection Control Nurse]
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[OUT Q=3 to 5 feet]
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[VO-NAT]


The Centers for Disease Control has lowered the age requirement for who can get the shot from 65 and over to 50 and over. High risk individuals can contact their doctor or the health department to see if there's any vaccine available.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBSITE FS] If you'd like to track flu activity you can find a link to the CDC's website on our web page at wdbj7.com. Click on Websites in the News.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Snow showers are making their way into the region today, with temperatures not expected to make it out of the 20s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, up next.
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[TAKE FS SCHOOLTOUCH]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

But first some school closings. In Grayson County, Mount Rogers school is closing at 1 p-m. Schools in Pendleton County West Virginia are running two hours late.
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[8-11Porter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Police in Roanoke say they've caught two online predators since October.
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[VO-NAT]

46-year-old George Alexander Porter of Hopewell was arrested Saturday at the Greyhound Bus Station downtown.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Police say Porter went to the area to meet a 13-year-old girl he had been communicating with on the internet. But instead, a detective posed as the teenager. Porter was arrested and charged with use of communication systems to facilitate offenses involving a child, indent liberties and possession of marijuana.
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[8-11Narrows-Preacher]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Gile County pastor accused of breaking into homes and stealing prescription drugs is behind bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]

Narrows Police say they caught 47 year old Kimball Jones on tape yesterday morning breaking into a woman's home and stealing her prescription drugs. He's been charged with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny of prescription drugs.
[SUPER=03-Narrows;]

Jones is the pastor of New Beginning Church in Narrows. He also works for the county as a driver for senior citizens.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Investigators say Jones confessed to the crime and told them he has a drug problem. They say more charges for other burglaries are likely.

[8-11Kilgore]


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Jerry Kilgore will step down as Attorney General to devote more time to his run for governor.
He says he'll leave office February first so the Republican controlled legislature and NOT Democrat Governor Mark Warner can pick his replacement.
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[IN Q=I'm excited about the opportunity]
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[OUT Q=on my replacement for attorney general]
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Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine- the likely Democratic nominee for governor- says he thinks Kilgore's resignation shows he's more concerned about raising money than fulfilling his promise to the people of Virginia who put him in office.
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[IN Q=We in state office are not]
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[OUT Q=narrow interest in raising money]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Kilgore is recommending Judy Jagdmann take his place.