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7Fatal

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A single vehicle accident in Franklin County yesterday took the life of a Vinton man.
State police say 30-year-old Ronnie Markham died when the vehicle he and three other men were traveling in overturned on Route 2-20.
Danny Reed says he, Markham and Todd Boone were driving back from a trip to North Carolina when the accident occurred.

7Kirk-Fire


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A woman and her two children are homeless after a fire in their Southeast Roanoke home.
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Officials say yesterday's blaze appears to have started in a bedroom of the Kirk Avenue house.
The fire destroyed the room - the rest of the house received heavy smoke damage.
Officials report 20-thousand dollars in damage.
No one was injured.
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7Roanoke-Fire


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And a bucket of ashes appears to be what sparked a house fire in Roanoke COUNTY.
Investigators say the bucket was placed on a cardboard box in the basement of the home on Poplar Drive.
Apparently heat from the ashes ignited the box.
The home owner received minor injuries when he tried to put out the fire.
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7County-Schools


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It's been almost a week since Roanoke County voters rejected a 37- million dollar bond issue for schools, but the referendum may have a lasting impact on the county.
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Bond issue opponent Don Terp says the two- month debate has insured that more citizens will be involved in county planning and politics.
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((DON TERP/BOND ISSUE OPPONENT: THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THE CITIZENS HAVE TO SAY AND WHAT THE CITIZENS WANT TO DO, BECAUSE IT FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH THEM. IT JUST DID. THE TERRIFIC SPENDING THEY'VE BEEN DOING IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, LIKE A BUNCH OF DRUNKEN SAILORS, HAS JUST GOT TO STOP. THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT AND I THINK THE CITIZENS HAVE SENT THAT MESSAGE TO THEM.))
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But with the county's failure to approve financing for a new south county high school, bond issue advocate Terri Langford says regional divisions may be the legacy of the referendum.
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((TERRI LANGFORD/BOND ISSUE ADVOCATE: I'VE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE CALLED ME, AND THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF NUMBERS, HAVE SAID THAT THEY'VE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE OTHER AREAS AND NOW WE HAD A CRITICAL NEED AND WE WERE NOT SUPPORTED, SO I THINK IT WILL HAVE FAR- REACHING EFFECTS.))
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In the wake of the bond vote, south county parents have urged the school board not to fund improvements at Northside High School and Glenvar Middle School until a county- wide study of school needs is completed.

7Common-Sense


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Time now for another edition of Common Sense.
This week, Len Besthoff tells us how to save up for your child's education fund.
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7Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast - take storm watch board
A winter storm watch will be in effect for late today and tonight in the southwestern part of the state.
It's going to be cloudy with rain or snow developing.
Highs will be in the low 40s.
Tonight, expect snow, possible heavy at times, with lows in the 30s.
By tomorrow, the snow will change to flurries, ending by early morning.
Temperatures will be highs in the 30s.

55Kirk-Fire


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Roanoke Fire investigators believe a weekend house fire that left a family homelss started in the bedroom.
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The fire on Kirk Avenue, destroyed the room.
The rest of the house sustained heavy smoke damage.
Damage is estimated at 20-thousand dolllars.
The home owner and her two children were not injured in the blaze.
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55Horse


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Meantime, a Floyd County family is in the final stages of recovery following a devastating fire more than a year ago.
The blaze not only destroyed their home but the family business, a nationally acclaimed horse farm.
But as Denise Allen reports the Owl Hollow Horse Farm is back in business.
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((Last year this farm--known for its Morgan Horses--was devastated by fire.
What was left had to be leveled. ((DIANE MCBROOM/OWL HOLLOW HORSE FARM: THE ONLY WAY I CAN DESCRIBE IT IS, IF YOU'VE EVER LOST YOUR WALLET JUST MULTIPLY THAT BY EVERY THING YOU OWN AND THAT'S HOW IT FELT.)) ((BANG. BANG. BANG.))
Now 14 months later the new barn is almost complete.
The McBrooms say fire accelerated changes they were already planning to make. ((STEVE MCBROOM/OWL HOLLOW HORSE FARM: IT'S CAUSED US TO BECOME AN AWFUL LOT SMALLER THAN WE WERE. WE HAD A 42 STALL FACILITY BEFORE THE FIRE. THIS NEW FACILITY IS 17 STALLS.)) ((WE WERE COMING TO THE REALIZATION THAT WE NEEDED TO EXPAND THE THOROUGH-BRED AND WARMBLOOD BUSINESS AND THAT THE MORGANS, WHILE WE LOVE THEM THE MOST, WE NEEDED TO EXPLORE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES.))
Their house was also destroyed in the fire.
Now they're living in an apartment above the barn, but for 14 months this was their home and business office.
To say the least, the 33 foot travel trailer was crowded with two children, dogs and a cat. ((EVERYBODY BRUSHES THEIR TEETH AT THE SAME SINK AND THE SAME TIME, CROWDED IN A LITTLE SPACE. YOU JUST LEARN HOW TO GET ALONG AND SHARE. YOU LEARN HOW TO PUT YOUR SHOES AWAY INSTEAD OF LEAVING THEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR.))
Soon there will be plenty of room for shoes in the middle of the floor--their new house will be finished by August.
The McBrooms say since the fire they've learned to appreciate everything life has to offer.
Denise Allen News 7. )) wipe/wipe/wipe

55Furniture-Maker


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Another McBroom is also rebuilding after a fire.
Steve's brother (Sweed) Swede McBroom's woodworking business was lost to fire just two months after the Horse farm was destroyed.
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The fire claimed all of his antique woodworking tools.
McBroom is also a musician.
And he lost instruments and a music collection he acquired while in Europe.
It's been a year since the fire and now McBroom says his business looks promising once again.
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((SWEDE MCBROOM/BOOTHE CREEK WOODWORKING: NOW WE'VE ALMOST COMPLETED REBUILDING AND WE'RE GETTING ON WITH WORK. WE HAVE OUR FIRST JOB NOW. THE MUSIC HAS BEEN GOING VERY WELL FOR THE LAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS. WE BUILT THE STUDIO FIRST.))
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McBroom says the fire was devastating and nearly wiped out his business.
But it did offer a hidden benefit.
The fire allowed him to build a separate studio for his music.
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((WE BUILT BACK QUITE A BIT SMALLER THAN THE ORIGINAL WORKSHOP. WE HAD PLANNED TO DOWNSIZE ANYWAY AND MOVE DOWN HERE. BUT WE DIDN'T PLAN ON A FIRE MAKING THE MOVE POSSIBLE.))
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Fire investigators say the fire was accidental.
McBroomays it's taken a while but he's recovered.
Now it's back to the business of custom designing woodwork and making furniture.
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55Weather


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Looking at the forecast -
Wintery weather is expected later today. Wet Snow and Rain is forecast for the Roanoke and New River and Greenbrier Valleys.
Highs today will be in the 40s, overnight lows will be in the 30s.

8Franklin-Fatal


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A Vinton man is dead following a car accident yesterday in Franklin County.
State Police say 30-year-old Ronnie Markham was on a road trip with two other men when their car ran off Route 220 and overturned.
Danny Reed of Vinton says he, Markham and Todd Boone of Salem were on their way home from a trip Saturday to North Carolina.

8Kirk-Fire


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A woman and her two children are homeless after a fire in their Southeast Roanoke home.
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Officials say yesterday's blaze appears to have started in a bedroom of the Kirk Avenue house.
The fire destroyed the room.
The rest of the house received heavy smoke damage.
Officials report 20-thousand dollars in damage.
No one was injured.
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8Roanoke-Fire


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And a bucket of ashes appears to be the cause of a fire in Roanoke County.
A fire investigator says the bucket was placed on a cardboard box in the basement of the home on Poplar Drive.
Apparently heat from the ashes ignited the box.
The home owner received minor injuries when he tried to put out the fire.
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8County-Schools


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TAPE# 96-23
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Nearly a week after Roanoke County said "no" to a 37- million dollar bond referendum for schools, the debate continues.
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Bond issue OPPONENT Don Terp believes the defeat of the referendum insures more citizen involvement in county planning and politics.
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((DON TERP/BOND ISSUE OPPONENT: THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THE CITIZENS HAVE TO SAY AND WHAT THE CITIZENS WANT TO DO, BECAUSE IT FINALLY CAUGHT UP WITH THEM. IT JUST DID. THE TERRIFIC SPENDING THEY'VE BEEN DOING IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, LIKE A BUNCH OF DRUNKEN SAILORS, HAS JUST GOT TO STOP. THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT AND I THINK THE CITIZENS HAVE SENT THAT MESSAGE TO THEM.))
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But with the county's failure to approve financing for a new south county high school, bond issue advocate Terri Langford says regional divisions may be the legacy of the referendum.
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((TERRI LANGFORD/BOND ISSUE ADVOCATE: I'VE HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE CALLED ME, AND THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF NUMBERS, HAVE SAID THAT THEY'VE ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE OTHER AREAS AND NOW WE HAD A CRITICAL NEED AND WE WERE NOT SUPPORTED, SO I THINK IT WILL HAVE FAR- REACHING EFFECTS.))
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In the wake of the bond vote, south county parents have urged the school board not to fund improvements at Northside High School and Glenvar Middle School until a county- wide study of school needs is completed.

8Common-Sense


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If you worry about the future when it comes to your children's college money, Len Besthoff has a few tips in another edition of commons sense.
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8Weather


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Looking at the forecast -
Wintery weather is expected later today.
Wet snow and rain is in the forecast for the Roanoke, New River and Greenbrier Valleys.
3 to 5 inches of snow could accumulate by tomorrow.
Highs this afternoon will be in the 40s, overnight lows will be in the 20s and 30s.
Tomorrow, expect the snow to tapper off and turn to flurries by early Highs will be in the upper 40s. morning, followed by partial clearing.