[7-Manager-Search]

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It took months and divided city council, but the search for Roanoke's new city manager is over.
Kate Weidaw introduces us to the Star City's first female city manager.
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((Darlene Burcham has a long list of economic development accomplishments like the Harbor Park triple-A baseball stadium, the Nauticus Maritime Museum that has brought in tourist dollars, and the new Mac Arthur Center-- a 100 million dollar downtown mall --an investment of city tax payer dollars. Burcham says even without the unanimous vote by city council, she knows she can bring a lot to Roanoke.

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((DARLENE BURCHAM/NEW ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED TO HAVE HAD A UNANIMOUS VOTE BUT IF I CAN'T HAVE THAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WHEN I COME THERE TO HAVE TO CONVINCING THEM THEY DID MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.))
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Mayor Bowers says even though he and Linda Wyatt voted against Burcham's appointment, he's interested in getting back to business as usual.

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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE CITY MAYOR: NOW WE HAVE TO BE ABOUT BRINGING THIS COUNSEL TOGETHER WORK TOGETHER AND BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER.))
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Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge is familiar with the Norfolk city department, and says it has an excellent history when it comes to managers and staff.

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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THEY'VE WORKED WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON A REGIONAL BASIS SIMILAR TO HERE BUT ON A MUCH LARGER SCALE AND THAT SHOULD BE HELPFUL TO US.))
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And when Burcham begins her position January first, city council hopes the community will welcome her with open arms.

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((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE CITIZENS TO DO IS WELCOME THIS LADY AND GET BEHIND HER AND MAKE HER JOB SUCCESSFUL AND MAKE THIS CITY AN ALL AMERICAN CITY.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: BURCHAM WILL RECEIVE 130 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. AS WELL AS A CAR AND A RETIREMENT PLAN. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[7-Giles-Prosecutor]


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After a trying term in office, the prosecutor in Giles County is calling it quits.
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Garland Spangler announced yesterday afternoon that he will not run for re-election.
He thanked his supporters, but said the stress caused by the publicity has taken a toll on his health and that he doesn't believe he's strong enough to handle a second term.
It's too late to get Spangler's name off the ballot.
If he were to win, a replacement would be appointed in January to fill the spot, until November of two- thousand when a special election would be scheduled.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look now at today's forecast.
Expect a cold start to your day, with temperatures warming up to the upper 60s by this afternoon.
Tonight looks clear with light winds with lows around 40.

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[45-581-Rocks]


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Some terrifying moments for some motorists on 5-81 last night.
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Witnesses say three adults and one juvenile were throwing rocks off the side of the road near the Liberty Road overpass.
At least nine cars were damaged.
John Hancock was a passenger in a car that was hit by a rock the size of a softball.
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((JOHN HANCOCK/PASSENGER: I TURNED AROUND AND NOTICED SOMEONE HAD DROPPED A ROCK THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD ON US AND I CHECKED OURSELVES, PULLED OFF ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO MAKE SURE NO ONE WAS CUT.))
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A truck driver pulled over after his rig was hit by a rock and went to find the rock throwers.
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((BRIAN STUMP/TRUCK DRIVER: WE WENT BACK AND FOUND TWO GUYS IN THE WEEDS BEFORE THE COPS COULD FIND THEM AND THE COPS CAME IN WITH DOGS AND DRUG THE OTHER TWO GUYS OUT.))
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State troopers arrested the four suspects.
No serious injuries were reported.
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[45-E-Natural-Bridge]


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A freak accident at Natural Bridge has closed part of the historic landmark indefinitely.
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Rock experts have been brought in to check out the bridge.
This, after an 83-year-old tourist was killed on Saturday.
Louise Cathy from Georgia was standing under the massive limestone arch ... when a falling rock fractured her skull.

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((DAVID PARKER/NATURAL BRIDGE SPOKESMAN: I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF HEAD SHAKING OVER THIS. THERE'S JUST NO WAY OF KNOWING -- WE'RE NOT GEOLOGY EXPERTS -- WHAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED SUCH A THING TO HAPPEN.))
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The pathway under the rock is closed to visitors.
Louise Cathy was on a sightseeing tour up the East Coast.
Her bus stopped at Natural Bridge to look at the fall foliage.
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[45-E-Spangler]


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After a controversial term as prosecutor for Giles County, Garland Spangler says he's not interested in seeking a second term.
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Spangler made the announcement yesterday afternoon-- surrounded by members of his church.
Spangler's first term in office was filled with ups and downs-- stemming from his mishandling of several criminal cases.
Yesterday, Spangler thanked his supporters.
But he said the stress caused by the publicity has taken a toll on his health and that he doesn't believe he's strong enough to handle a second term.
He says he just hopes voters will remember his accomplishments.
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((GARLAND SPANGLER/ GILES CO. PROSECUTOR: I WOULD HAVE TO SAY GETTING THE OFFICE TO BEING A FULL TIME POSITION WAS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT, THE UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF DRUG CONVICTIONS IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT I'M PROUD OF, THE FACT THAT I HAVE NOT LOST AN APPEAL.))
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If Spangler were to win, a replacement would be appointed in January to fill the spot, until November of two-thousand when a special election would be scheduled.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a moment now to look over the Tuesday forecast..
Mostly sunny and breezy today with afternoon highs in the upper 60s.
Staying mostly clear overnight, with a low around 40.
The five day forecast stays dry...with partly to mostly sunny skies into the weekend.
Highs in the 60s...lows staying near 40.


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[8-E-Natural-Bridge]


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Officials at Natural Bridge say the historic landmark will stay closed indefinitely.
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A rock expert has been brought in to look at the bridge.
This, after an 83-year-old tourist was killed on Saturday.
Louise Cathy from Georgia was standing under the massive limestone arch ... when a falling rock fractured her skull.

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((DAVID PARKER/NATURAL BRIDGE SPOKESMAN: I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF HEAD SHAKING OVER THIS. THERE'S JUST NO WAY OF KNOWING -- WE'RE NOT GEOLOGY EXPERTS -- WHAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED SUCH A THING TO HAPPEN.))
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The pathway under the rock is closed to visitors.
Louise Cathy was on a sightseeing tour up the East Coast.
Her bus stopped at Natural Bridge to look at the fall foliage.
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[8-Internet-Porn]


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Half a dozen college professors are challenging Virginia's law that prohibits state employees from accessing sexually explicit material on the internet at work.
The professors say the law could keep them from doing valid research... and yesterday an attorney asked a federal appeals court to throw out the law that the A-C-L-U says is unconstitutional.
Attorney General Mark Earley's office says the law merely governs how state-owned property can be used.

[8-E-Chapman]


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One of the men accused of planning to kill a Montgomery County judge could get out on bond.
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Derek Chapman's bond was set at 60-thousand dollars-- after a hearing yesterday afternoon.
Chapman was arrested a little more than a week ago for allegedly plotting to shoot Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs in the head.
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A second man-- Chris (dee-moran-ville) DeMoranville was arrested two days later.
He's accused of trying to hire Chapman to carry out the plot.
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[8-E-Wolfe]


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Charges were certified yesterday against a Wytheville man accused of murder-- 22- year old Jason Sanders Wolfe.
Wolfe is accused of beating 23- year old Michael Wayne Alderman, back in August.
he is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.
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[8-E-Trail-Dancer]


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A New York City ballet dancer took a break from the Appalachian Trail yesterday to get Roanoke moving.
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Jacques (dam-BWAHZ) D'Amboise is about halfway along his two-thousand-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail. On the way he teaches communities to dance, raising donations for teacher scholarships.
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((WHOEVER MAKES THE MOST DONATIONS ... DOING PROGRAMS.))
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Politicians, police officers and children from across Virginia unite under his direction.
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((SURE THERE'S A LARGER MESSAGE ... ROANOKE VALLEY))
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Tomorrow D'Amboise hits the trail again, headed for Georgia.
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[8Weather]


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Turning your attention to today's weather...
Mostly sunny skies with gusty southwest winds and highs in the upper 60s.
Mostly clear overnight with lows around 40.
The five day outlook is calling for lots of sunshine and mild temperatures in the 60s.


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