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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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For the first time since 1955, a Virginian heads one of the four major Senate committees.
John Warner was elected chairman of the Armed Services Committee yesterday.
Warner has been on the committee for some two decades.
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A citizen advisory council has recommended a 44-percent increase in the pay of state legislators.
The panel -- headed up by former Governors Holton and Baliles -- says lawmakers' annual salary should go from 18-thousand to 26-thousand dollars.
The panel's also recommending increasing the daily pay for out-of-session meetings, and the office expense budgets of the lawmakers.
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Kroger says it wants to focus it's attention on it's retail stores, so it's selling it's Roanoke County distribution center.
The center will still serve more than a hundred Kroger stores, but workers will have a new boss.
New Jersey based CSI Retail Services will own the facility, and Iowa-based Ruan (roo-ANN) Transportation Services will manage the trucks.
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