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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll keep some clouds today with a few sprinkles possible.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11Car-Tax]


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A Senate panel overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Virginia yesterday.
Voters in eleven states approved similar constitutional amendments last year.
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Republicans in the House of Delegates renewed their call to completely phase out the car-tax.
The cut was frozen at 70-percent last year when money was tight.
Governor Warner says the plan would cripple the state's commitments to fund education and other core services.
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A Senate committee also struck down a measure yesterday that would allow the governor to serve two terms because it didn't limit the governor's powers. The issue isn't dead, though. Several similar resolutions are floating around in the House.
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In other news yesterday, two modern day lawmakers want Virginia's *next* governor to be sworn in where governors like Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson once worked. Delegate Melanie Rapp and Senator Tommy Norment are proposing the 2006 inauguration ceremony be held at Virginia's colonial capitol of Williamsburg. They believe doing so would give Virginians a chance to focus on their historic roots leading into the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
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((SEN. THOMAS NORMENT/(R) WILLIAMSBURG: VERY CANDIDLY I THINK IF I WERE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN 2006 THAT I WOULD SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY RECOGNIZING THE UNIQUENESS OF IT.))
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Delegate Rapp says Williamsburg is also a better alternative because of renovations taking place at the current capitol. Exterior work should be finished by 2006, but crews will still be working on the inside.
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[7-VOBL'burg-Council]


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The idea of naming a street or bridge in Lynchburg in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King is picking up more support everyday.
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell, the Lynchburg Voters League, and the local chapter of the N-double-A-C-P have added their names to the list of those in favor of renaming Lynchburg's Fifth Street corridor for Dr. Martin Luther King, Supporters of the name change took their idea to city council last night.
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((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/CRBC CHAIRMAN: BUT A FAVORABLE VOTE BY THIS COUNCIL WILL GO DOWN IN THE PAGES OF HISTORY AS THE COUNCIL TO DO SOMETHING THAT IS LONG OVERDUE AND THAT IS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF LYNCHBURG, NAME A MAJOR ROADWAY AFTER A DISTINGUISHED AFRICAN-AMERICAN.))
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Council didn't hear from anyone opposing the idea, but both sides will have a chance to speak at a public hearing sometime in the near future.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Increasing clouds today with a few isolated showers.
We'll also enjoy milder temperatures.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, up next.

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A Roanoke County man who disappeared for nearly a month is safe at home.
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The family of 69 year old Herman L. Jackson says he returned to his North Lake subdivision home. Jackson, also known as H-L, disappeared on January second.
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Roanoke police are looking for a man they say is wanted for abducting a teenager.
Police say a 17-year-old girl was abducted a week ago in the southwest part of the city.
The girl's been found,
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[TAKE APRISA FS] and now police have a warrant out for an acquaintance, 20-year-old Jarrel Antwan Snyder.
They're hoping anyone who may know where Snyder is will call them.
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[55-11Baril]


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Another Republican is running for state attorney general.
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Republican Steve Baril (buh-RILL) formally announced his candidacy in Roanoke yesterday. Baril says his goal is to fight the gang and methamphetamine problems plaguing Virginia, with the addition of 100-new State Troopers.
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((STEVE BARIL/ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE (R): I THINK MOST VIRGINIANS VIEW THE STATE POLICE AS THE ELITE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, THEY HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT BY OUR CITIZENS, AND I THINK THIS IS THE TYPE OF INITIATIVE THAT PEOPLE WILL SUPPORT.))
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The Chesterfield County native has been a partner at Williams Mullen law firm for 24-years -- the same firm where attorney general Jerry Kilgore will become partner. Baril (Ba-rill) is up against Delegate Bob McDonnell for the Republican nomination.
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The White House drug czar was in town with the CURRENT attorney general to talk about enlisting the help of pharmacies to combat methamphetamine.
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The director of National Drug Control Policy John Walters joined state attorney general Jerry Kilgore at the Downhome Pharmacy in Botetourt County.
Methamphetamine can be manufactured from common ingredients including cold medicines and other over the counter products.
The state's Meth Watch program is educating drug store employees to watch out for suspicious purchases.
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((JOHN WALTERS/NATIONAL DRUG CZAR: YOU PUSH BACK, THIS PROBLEM GETS SMALLER. PROGRAMS LIKE THIS HAVE WORKED IN OTHER STATES AND THEY HAVE WORKED DRAMATICALLY AND YOU ARE AHEAD OF THE GAME.))
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Last year, authorities busted 78 meth production labs in Virginia, twice the number they discovered in 2003.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Unseasonably warm today, with highs climbing into the lower 50s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.





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Several streets in Roanoke are still closed while investigators try to figure out what caused an explosion last night.

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It happened at a house on the corner of Patterson Avenue and Fourteen Street around nine o'clock.
Police say an incidenary device exploded in the back of the house, apparently in a trash can.
Part of the house and a vehicle were damaged but there was no fire.
People were home at the time of the explosion but no one was injured.
The A-T-F is now in charge of the investigation.
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Several streets in the area are blocked off, including Patterson Avenue, 13th Street and Chapman Avenue.
Police say they could remain closed until noon.

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Botetourt County has had more than 100 dog bites reported over the last two years -- 20 percent of those by dogs deemed dangerous.
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Now, the county is trying to lower those number. Yesterday the board of supervisors adopted two-provisions to the animal control ordiance. Under the changes -an officer would immediately be allowed to deem a dog dangerous after an investigation in the field. Owners of a dangerous dog would have to carry 100-thousand dollars worth of liability insurance.
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((LEE FITZGERALD/BOTETOURT CO. RESIDENT: THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP THEIR DOG. THE IDEA OF IF THEY CAN AFFORD TO FENCE IT, THEN YOU CAN AFFORD THE INSURANCE- THERE'S A POINT WHERE THE STRAW BREAKS THE CAMEL'S BACK.))


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Bedford County, Roanoke City and Vinton also make dangerous dog owners carry 100-thousand dollars worth of insurance.


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People in the Hollins community are asking the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors for a boundary adjustment.
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Residents of the neighborhood had always thought they lived in Roanoke County until 2003, when they learned their homes were actually in Botetourt. Yesterday, they enlisted the support of Hollins University President Nancy Gray, as they asked the supervisors to approve a boundary change.
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((MARY ADEOTI/HOLLINS RESIDENT: IT'S ALRIGHT TO TELL ME I LIVE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY BUT YOU MADE THE MISTAKE 150 YEARS AGO, WHY JEOPARDIZE ME NOW?)) ((NANCY GRAY/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: IT IS JUST EASIER WHEN WE ARE ALL LIVING UNDER THE SAME RULES OF THE SAME POLITICAL JURISDICTION TO BE ABLE TO BETTER AND MORE EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT AND HELP EACH OTHER.))
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A majority of the board expressed concern that the boundary change would set a difficult precedent, but members did not vote the proposal up or down yesterday. (------------)