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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny and cold today-- but the weekend promises some wintry precipitation.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, after the news. [Take Schooltouch] But first, here's some school information..... Greenbriar and Tazewell County schools are both on two hour delays this morning.



[7-11Volvo-Union]


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Union workers at Volvo are in contract negotiations again.
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[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

The United Auto Workers contract ends January 31st. Talks have been underway for a few days now. Some members of the Local 20-69 say the negotiations are not going well. They say health insurance is the current sticking point. Yesterday members took a mock vote and agreed to turn down Volvo's current contract offer. Negotiations are expected to last for the next several days.
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[7-11Smith]


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Ralph Smith is moving out of his Roanoke home in hopes that he can run for the General Assembly in the 19th district.


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Last night, the former Roanoke Mayor announced he has sold his house on Mill Mountain.
And he told Botetourt County Republicans he plans to run for the House of Delegates if Lacey Putney decides to retire.
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[IN Q=Lacey has said]

((LACEY HAS SAID HE WAS GOING TO RETIRE BEFORE AND CHANGED HIS MIND. IF LACEY CHANGES HIS MIND I'M FOR HIM. I'M GOING TO GET OUT THERE AND WORK FOR LACEY. THE DAY LACEY RETIRES IS THE DAY I WILL SEEK TO TAKE HIS JOB.))
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[OUT Q=seek to take his job.]
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Smith has lived at Rockledge for thirteen years, but says he signed a contract to sell the home this morning. He declined to identify the Roanoke County couple who are moving in.
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Smith says he will live in a cabin on his Botetourt property, until he purchases or builds another home in the district.


[7-6Attorney-General]


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Jerry Kilgore's replacement as the Commonwealth's attorney general will soon be on the job.
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The House and Senate unanimously voted to appoint 46- year- old Judy Jagdmann (YAHG'-mun) to the position. She'll officially take over February first. That's when Jerry Kilgore says he'll resign to focus full- time on his campaign for governor. Jagdmann will be the first Republican woman to hold the post.
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[IN Q=I am pleased and]

((JUDY JAGDMANN/ATTORNEY GENERAL-DESIGNATE: I AM PLEASED AND HONORED THAT JERRY KILGORE HAS PUT HIS FAITH AND TRUST IN ME AND I WILL WORK VERY HARD EVERY DAY TO LIVE UP TO THAT.))
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[OUT Q=to live up to that]
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Jagdmann (YAHG--mun) worked 12- years at the State Corporation Commission and has worked in the Attorney General's office for the past seven under Mark Early and Jerry Kilgore.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Teens and single digits as you first head out today.
And snow develops over the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, up next. [Take Schooltouch] But first, here's some school information.....

Greenbriar and Tazewell County schools are both on two hour delays this morning.[55-VOB-Charlie-Company]


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Four Marines from a Lynchburg based unit are being remembered after dying in Iraq this week.
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Sergeant Jesse Strong, Corporal Christopher Weaver, Corporal Jonathan Bowling and Lance Corporal Karl Linn were killed in an ambush Wednesday.
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As news of the deadly attack filtered into central Virginia, the mood at Charlie Company's Lynchburg headquarters was somber, yet determined.
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((CAPT. JAMIE WAGNER/'C' COMPANY INSTRUCTOR: EACH MARINE CONSIDERS EACH OTHER A PART OF THE FAMILY AND IT IS A PERSONAL LOSS FOR US, HOWEVER THE MARINE ETHOS, WE ARE STICKING TOGETHER AND WE CONTINUE THE MISSION TO HONOR THEM THE BEST WAY WE CAN, AS HEROES.))
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[OUT Q=as heroes.]
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Sergeant Jesse Strong graduated from Liberty University in 2003 with a degree in history. The school says it will honor Strong during one of its student convocations in the coming weeks.
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[55-6Warner-React]


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Governor Mark Warner is also mourning the deaths of the Virginia Marines.
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He says it really hits home when Virginians are killed in action. The Governor also says the families of those killed are in his thoughts and prayers.
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[IN Q=We know that this struggle]

((MARK WARNER: WE KNOW THAT THIS STRUGGLE IN IRAQ IS FAR FROM OVER. MY HOPE IS THE IRAQIS WILL TURN OUT IN MAJOR NUMBERS FOR THE ELECTION. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR TO TRY TO SPREAD DEMOCRACY.))
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Warner says he hopes the violence in Iraq ends soon.
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[55-11Bowling]


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The news hit hard in Southside, where Corporal Jonathan Bowling grew up and worked as a police officer.
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Martinsville Police officers are keeping memories of Bowling close to their heart. The officers covered their badges with a black band and flew flags at half staff. Police Chief Mike Rogers says Jonathan was a man not soon forgotten.
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((MIKE ROGERS:I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH HIS HONESTY AND HOW WELL HE CAME RECOMMENDED BY ALL OF HIS TEACHERS, FRIENDS, PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS; NOBODY HAD ANYTHING BUT GOOD THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIM.))
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[OUT Q=things to say about him.]
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Kenneth McFarling introduced Jonathan to his daughter Tonya, and was ready to welcome him into the family. Jonathan kept in contact with Tonya and sent this picture Tuesday for her birthday.
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[IN Q=A real American]

((KENNETH MCFARLING:A REAL AMERICAN HERO. A REAL HERO.))
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[OUT Q=A real hero.]
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Bowling is remembered as a man who always kept his faith in high regard.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Once again, we'll be dealing with winter weather over the weekend.
But today should stay dry.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, up next.
[Take Schooltouch] But first, here's some school information..... Greenbriar and Tazewell County schools are both on two hour delays this morning.



[8-11Patterson-Blast]


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The intended victim of Tuesday night's pipe bombing says she was never the suspect's GIRLFRIEND, as court records suggest.
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What's left of her trash can still lies on the lawn at 14th and Chapman. Todd Harless and Ricky Huffman face firearms charges related to the incident.
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The victim asked that her name not be used. She told NEWS 7 yesterday that she had briefly befriended Harless, but insists it was not a romantic relationship. The man she lives with now says jealousy was the motive for the pipe bombing. He says there were been four or five earlier incidents... one in which his own car was vandalized.
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[8-VOBJF-School]


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Bedford County is one step closer to replacing Jefferson Forest High School.
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Last night, the school board voted to negotiate with a Lynchburg based company called First Choice to build a new J-F and then a combination middle and high school in New London.
The company realizes it's taking a big risk since the Board of Supervisors may reject the proposal.
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((RAYMOND BOOTH/FIRST CHOICE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERS: OF COURSE WE TAKE A RISK. WE'VE ALREADY SPENT TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY AND UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE WE OBVIOUSLY TAKE A TREMENDOUS RISK WITH OUR TIME AND EFFORT.))
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Some Supervisors have said they want the current JF renovated.
It is unclear when Supervisors may take up this issue.
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[8-11Election-Reform]


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Attorneys working as poll monitors last November are pushing for election reforms in Virginia.
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The New Electoral Reform Alliance is pushing five bills sponsored by lawmakers from both parties. New- Era wants the state to allow all Virginians to vote absentee- either by mail or in person. Currently it's a misdemeanor to destroy a registration application- a proposed bill would make it a felony.
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((MIKE SIGNER/NEW ERA: I THINK THAT VIRGINIA HAS BEEN PROUD TO LEAD THE COUNTRY IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS AND THIS IS ONE OF TWO STATE WIDE ELECTIONS THIS YEAR WHERE A GOVERNOR IS GOING TO BE ELECTED - A LOT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION IS GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON VIRGINIA AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IN VIRGINIA AND THE NATION SEES THAT WE HAVE A TOP NOTCH ELECTORAL SYSTEM.))
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To eliminate long lines, the group wants localities to purchase more voting machines and create new standards for testing the machines.
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