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An autopsy has been completed on the body of a Montgomery County man found dead Sunday morning in Catawba.
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An assistant state medical examiner says 36-year old Michael Gregory Durham died from multiple gunshots to the chest and abdomen.
But officials were unable to determine how long he'd been dead.
A passerby discovered the body shortly before noon along Mossy Spring Road.
Sheriff's investigators are NOT sure if Durham died at the scene-- or if his body was dumped there.
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((NEAL TURNER/MONTGOMERY CO. CHIEF DEPUTY: IT COULD'VE BEEN AND THAT'S UNDETERMINED AT THIS TIME, IF THAT OCCURRED, OR EXACTLY WHAT HAS OCCURRED AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE RIGHT NOW. ))
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Investigators are following several leads but so far no one's been arrested.
Durham was originally from Maryland but had been living in Montgomery County working odd jobs.

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A historic day for Roanoke came to an end after new police chief Joe Gaskins was sworn in.
Gaskins says he's prepared for the challenges & criticism he will face in his new position.

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((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE JOB, AND CONTROVERSY AND CHALLENGE ARE A PART OF THAT JOB.))
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The head of Roanoke's N-Double-A-C-P chapter says there is definite meaning in the selection of Gaskins for the position.

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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: IT IS A HISTORIC EVENT BAR NONE. AND ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY. I THINK IMAGERY IS IMPORTANT. INCLUSION IS IMPORTANT.))
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Gaskins says one of his top priorities is to build strong partnerships between the police department and Roanoke's residents.




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The Supreme Court's decision to NOT re-instate a ban on partial birth abortions in Ohio should NOT have any impact here in Virginia.
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State senator Steve Newman says the bill he helped craft avoids the unconstitutional language found in the Ohio statute.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: WE BELIEVE THAT THIS BILL WILL BE A FIRST IMPRESSION TO THE COURT, THEY'VE NEVER SEEN A LAW LIKE THIS IN THE FOURTH CIRCUIT BEFORE. THE OHIO BILL WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON OUR BILL WHATSOEVER, BECAUSE IT'S SO FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT, AND I'M HOPING IT WILL COME OUT UNSCATHED.))
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Newman's bill enjoyed bi-partisan support and sailed through this past session of the General Assembly.
Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to sign the measure into law.


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Two high school students are dead and two others in critical condition after a collision with a truck in southwest Virginia yesterday.
Two 16-year-old Hurley High School students were killed when their car crossed a center line on a curve and slammed nearly head-on into a coal truck.
The truck driver and two 17-year-old students in the car were injured.
The crash prompted Buchanan County school officials to send all 340 students of the school home early -- after the crash site had been cleared of wreckage.


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Checking your Tuesday forecast, clouds will give way to sun today with highs in the 50s...
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Montgomery County authorities are looking for leads after a man was found dead over the weekend from multiple gunshot wounds.
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An assistant state medical examiner says 36-year old Michael Gregory Durham died from gunshots to the chest and abdomen.
But officials were unable to determine how long he'd been dead.
A passerby discovered the body shortly before noon along Mossy Spring Road.
Sheriff's investigators are NOT sure if Durham died at the scene-- or if his body was dumped there.
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So far no one has been arrested in the case.
Durham was originally from Maryland but had been living in Montgomery County working odd jobs.


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In Bedford County, residents complain about real estate taxes that they say have been unfairly raised over the past couple of years.
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With the possibility of Governor Gilmore's car tax plan becoming a reality, some are suggesting that county supervisors look for additional revenue elsewhere.
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((DONNIE WRAY/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT; WE NEED TO SPREAD THIS TAX BASE AROUND. I'M ASKING YOU TO GIVE THE CITIZENS OF BEDFORD THEIR TIME TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST A GROSS RECEIPTS TAX. BECAUSE IF YOU CAN'T FIND WAYS TO SPREAD THE TAX BASE AROUND, THE CITIZENS OF BEDFORD COUNTY CAN.)) ((DALE WHEELER/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR; ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK WE COULD ADOPT IS A CONSUMER UTILITY TAX DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL.))
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A gross receipts-- or Business, Professional and Occupational license tax-- would levy taxes on local businesses to generate revenue for the locality. The county's administration has not yet studied how much revenue that tax would generate.
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Hunger is not just a problem in third world countries it is being felt right here in Southwest Virginia.
That's the findings of
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a national report released by Second Harvest.
The regional portion of the study found nearly 60 percent of those who seek help from the Food Bank do not have high school diplomas.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says it's further proof that education is the key to being self- sufficient.
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((THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE RECEIVING FOOD FROM FOOD BANKS THAT DO NOT HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA IS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE IN THIS AREA THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.))
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Second Harvest officials found the majority of recipients have jobs, but are struggling to make ends meet.
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[SUPER=01-Christine Vladimiroff/Second Harvest President; :]

((POVERTY AND HUNGER IN SMALL TOWNS AND RURAL AREAS IS MORE HIDDEN. MANY OF THE HUNGRY LIVE CLOSER THAN MANY IN MIDDLE AMERICAN FAMILIES MIGHT REALIZE.))
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Kraft Foods donated 37 thousand 500 dollars to the food bank for fresh produce.

[45E-Weddle]


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A Lexington doctor is being investigated by the state Board of Medicine for unprofessional conduct- -including having sex with patients.
Doctor William Weddle categorically denied the charges yesterday.
He said -- quote -- "I have practiced medicine for 25 years and never have I engaged in any improper sexual conduct with a patient" -- end quote.
Weddle was cited by the state Board of Medicine for having sex with TWO patients... relationships that allegedly overlapped and lasted more than a decade in one case.
Among the allegations... that he had sex with a woman in an examining room at COMMUNITY Hospital's Emergency Room.


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Turning your attention now to weather--
A few clouds this morning, otherwise mostly sunny skies ahead for much of the day.
Highs in low to mid 50s.
Clear skies overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
The four day forecast is calling for a few showers possible tomorrow, and a big warm up by the end of the week.

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The son of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is reportedly being appointed the the University of Virginia board of visitors.
A published report says Governor Gilmore will appoint Tim Robertson to the position today.
The article in The Daily Progress of Charlottesville also says Gilmore will appoint Benjamin Pollard Alsop Warthen of Richmond and Joseph Wolfe of Wise County to the U-V-A board. The newspaper said Gilmore decided not to reappoint two Charlottesville businessmen, Franklin Birckhead and Wilson McNeely the third. Rector Hovey Dabney is ineligible for another term. A new rector will be chosen Friday.

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A businessman is rounding out the list of Republican candidates for Lynchburg's at- large city council race.
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Kevin Clauson bowed out of the race last week, citing family commitments.
But long- time businessman Bruton Langley stepped forward yesterday to take his place.
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((WENDELL WALKER/L'BURG REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN: WITH THE THIRD CANDIDATE COMING IN.. .. THE LAST FOUR YEARS.)) ((BRUTON LANGLEY/R- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I THINK I CAN BE OR SERVICE TO THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG.. A BUSINESSMAN ON CITY COUNCIL.))
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Five other candidates are running for the three at- large seats.
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The Commonwealth will not be affected by yesterday's Supreme Court decision to NOT re- instate a ban on partial birth abortions in Ohio.
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State senator Steve Newman says the bill he helped craft avoids the unconstitutional language found in the Ohio statute.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: WE BELIEVE THAT THIS BILL WILL BE A FIRST IMPRESSION TO THE COURT, THEY'VE NEVER SEEN A LAW LIKE THIS IN THE FOURTH CIRCUIT BEFORE. THE OHIO BILL WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON OUR BILL WHATSOEVER, BECAUSE IT'S SO FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT, AND I'M HOPING IT WILL COME OUT UNSCATHED.))
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Newman's bill enjoyed bi-partisan support and sailed through this past session of the General Assembly.
Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to sign the measure into law.


[8E-Academy-Music]


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Twelve- million- dollar is the goal for fundraisers hoping to renovate Lynchburg's Academy of Music theatre.
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The 85-year old building has been empty for decades, but efforts to refurbish it are already underway.
Organizers say they're prepared to raise the first ten million dollars.. and they're asking city council for two million more to complete the project.
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((KENT VAN ALLEN/ACADEMY OF MUSIC: THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT PEOPLE IN LYNCHBURG ARE VERY INTERESTED IN THIS PROJECT. I THINK OUR GOAL, THOUGH, IS TO BE SURE BEFORE WE START OUR GENERAL FUNDRAISING PROJECT THAT WE ARE WELL ORGANIZED AND WE HAVE A GOOD PROJECT THAT'S WELL THOUGHT OUT, SO THIS TIME AS WE GO AHEAD IT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.))
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The group says renovating the Academy will revitalize that entire portion of Lynchburg's Main Street.
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((KATHERINE GRAY/ACADEMY OF MUSIC: AND IT WOULD BE AN AREA THAT WAS POPULATED ALL THE TIME, VERY BUSY AND VERY ACTIVE, SO WE SEE LOTS OF WONDERFUL THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN HERE AT THE TOP OF MAIN STREET AND HOPE THAT IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.))

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The Academy also wants city council to donate a nearby parking lot for construction of a restaurant and small civic center.
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Time now to take a look at the Tuesday forecast--
Some clouds in areas early today, then mostly sunny skies.
Highs in the 50s.
Clear and chilly tonight, with lows dropping into the 20s.
Tomorrow looks cloudy, with the possibility of some rain.
Highs again in the 50s...
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