[7-E-Police-Shooting]

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A Roanoke City Police Officer has returned to work after being placed on administrative leave for shooting an unarmed suspect.
Meantime the incident remains under investigation.
And now the Roanoke chapter of the N-double A-C-P is getting involved.
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[IN Q=Why should this]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP: WHY SHOULD THIS OFFICER BE PAID WHILE THIS INVESTIGATION IS STILL PENDING. THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE))
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Officer W. G. Boucher (boo-SHAY) shot 38 year old Wilbert Wesley Lewis on Patton Avenue, last month.
Police say it started when Boucher pulled Lewis over for driving without his lights on.
Authorities say Lewis did get out of his vehicle-- but that he reached back in and would NOT show his hands.
That's when police say (boo-SHAY) Boucher shot Lewis once in the abdomen.
But Martin Jeffrey says that's the officers version.
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[IN Q=We're going to]

((MARTIN JEFFREY: WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING THE CITY TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO PUT THAT OFFICER BACK ON LEAVE, PREFERABLY WITHOUT PAY. WE'RE GOING TO ASK THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY TO READY HIS STAFF TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION OF THE SHOOTING))
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Lewis is at Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The N-Double-A-C-P says he lost his spleen, kidney, part of his stomach and small intestines.
A police department spokesperson says that (boo-SHAY) Boucher is back on the job and that he acted in self defense.


[7-E-Lewis-Gale]


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Physicians at one Lewis Gale satellite clinic want to assure their patients they are NOT resigning.
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Doctor John Milton Miller and Doctor Stephen Couture (Koo-Chur) both practice at Clear Brook Internal Medicine on Indian Grave Road.
The two physicians say they don't want their patients to worry -- that they are NOT one of several physicians who're planning to leave.
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A Lewis Gale Clinic spokesperson says several physicians have resigned over the last couple of weeks, from various clinics, but would NOT confirm the reason why or how many were leaving.

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The former head of one of Virginia's most troubled agencies has said why he resigned.
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Gerald Glenn tearfully resigned as director of the state Department of Juvenile Justice in November.
At the time, Glenn was under fire by the Governor's own appointed board for a controversial discipline technique to be used on juvenile inmates.
Glenn now says he left his 92- thousand dollar a year job because he had problems with the department's policy board and didn't feel he got any help from Gilmore.
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[7-Brzonkala]


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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the rape case of former Virginia Tech student Christy Brzonkala this week.
Brzonkala sued two football players because she says they got away with raping her.
The case was brought under the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which allows victims to sue their attackers for financial damages.
Arguments are scheduled to begin tomorrow.

[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Monday forecast.
Showers and storms throughout the day with strong winds.
Highs reach the low to mid 50s.
Tonight mostly clear skies and less windy.
Lows fall to the low 30s.
The extended forecast...

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[45-E-Roanoke-Cubans]


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The fate of six year old Elian Gonzalez remains in limbo.
Some 200 people gathered for a candlelight vigil last night in Miami to give thanks that he apparently won't be returned to Cuba Friday, as ordered by immigration officials.
But some Cubans in our area believe the boy should be returned to his father.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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(( It was just five years ago that Michael Angelo fled from Cuba -- traveling on a raft -- across the Atlantic Ocean -- risking his life in search of a better future.
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[IN Q=It took me almost 3 days]

((MICHAEL ANGELO:IT TOOK ME ALMOST 3 DAYS, FOUR DAY IN THE WATER. WE HAD NO FOOD. AS SOON AS WE SAW THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD THAT WAS LIKE THE BIG BREAK LIKE GOD WE MADE IT))
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Angelo and his friend Reimundo Fonseca say they were the lucky ones --just like six year Elian Gonzalez who survived the trip in November.
But unlike many Cuban Americans in Miami who are protesting the INS' decision to send Elian back to his father in Cuba -- Angelo and Fonseca feel he SHOULD be sent back.
They say he isn't old enough to make the decision to stay -- and his father in Cuba has the right to make that decision for him.
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[IN Q=I think they]

((MICHAEL ANGELO: I THINK THEY ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING TO SEND HIM BACK TO HIS FATHER BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHY THE U.S DON'T GRANT HIM PERMANENT RESIDENCE))
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Angelo says if Elian was given permanent residency in the United States -- he could return without any complications when he is older and can make a decision for himself.
That way if he decided to come back to the US he wouldn't have to make the dangerous trip across the Atlantic Ocean again.
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[IN Q=When he grow up]

((MICHAEL ANGELO: WHEN HE GROW UP HE'S GOING TO DO THE SAME THING. HE'S GOING TO BUILD A RAFT. HE'S GOING TO PUT IT ON THE OCEAN. AND HE'S GOING TO DO THE SAME THING AND HE MIGHT DIE ))
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But only time will tell the future of little Elian Gonzalez -- whether he'll remain in the US or be returned to his homeland.
Joy Sutton, News7, Roanoke.))

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Two physicians at a Lewis Gale satellite clinic have important information for their patients.
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Doctor John Milton Miller and Doctor Stephen Couture (Koo-Chur) say they are not resigning.
Both physicians practice at Clear Brook Internal Medicine on Indian Grave Road.
They say they are NOT planning to leave like several other physicians.
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A Lewis Gale Clinic spokesperson says several physicians have resigned over the last couple of weeks, from various clinics, but would NOT confirm the reason why or just how many were leaving.

[45Weather]


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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Showers and scattered thunderstorms likely this morning...with gusty southwest winds this afternoon.
Highs near 54.
Mostly clear overnight and less windy with lows in the lower 30s.
The five day forecast turns sunny for the next couple of days...highs in the 40s and 50s.
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[8-E-Police-Shooting]


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The Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double A-C-P wants to know why an officer who shot a suspect is back on the job while the investigation of the incident continues.
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[SOT2:56:51]
[IN Q=Why should this]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP: WHY SHOULD THIS OFFICER BE PAID WHILE THIS INVESTIGATION IS STILL PENDING. THAT'S NOT RIGHT. THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP]
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[OUT Q=not appropriate]
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[SUPER=04-December 31]


Officer W. G. Boucher (boo-SHAY) shot 38 year old Wilbert Wesley Lewis on Patton Avenue, last month.
Police say it all started when (boo-SHAY) Boucher pulled Lewis over for driving without his lights on.
Authorities say Lewis did get out of his vehicle-- but that he reached back in and would NOT show his hands.
That's when police say Boucher shot Lewis once in the abdomen.
But Martin Jeffrey says that's the officers version.
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[SOT 2:57:30]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((MARTIN JEFFREY: WE'RE GOING TO BE ASKING THE CITY TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO PUT THAT OFFICER BACK ON LEAVE, PREFERABLY WITHOUT PAY. WE'RE GOING TO ASK THE COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY TO READY HIS STAFF TO DO THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION OF THE SHOOTING))
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[OUT Q=of the shooting]
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Lewis is at Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The N-Double-A-C-P says he lost his spleen, kidney, part of his stomach and small intestines.
A police department spokeswoman would only say that (boo-SHAY) Boucher is back on the job and that he acted in self defense.

[8-E-Lewis-Gale]


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Two doctors one Lewis Gale satellite clinic want their patients to know they are not resigning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Doctor John Milton Miller and Doctor Stephen Couture (Koo-Chur) both practice at Clear Brook Internal Medicine on Indian Grave Road.
The physicians say they don't want their patients to worry because they are planning to leave.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A Lewis Gale Clinic spokesperson says several doctors have resigned over the last couple of weeks, from various clinics, but would not confirm the reason why or how many were leaving.

[8-Brzonkala]


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A former Virginia Tech student will have her rape case heard before the U-S Supreme Court this week.
Christy Brzonkala sued two football players because she says they got away with raping her.
The case was brought under the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, which allows victims to sue their attackers for financial damages.
Arguments are scheduled to begin tomorrow.


[8-E-Rodeo]


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The Salem Civic Center got a visit from the wild west yesterday.
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As the bulls bucked -- the riders held on --hoping to stay on longer than any of the other competitors.
It was all part of the world championship rodeo contest.
But the competition didn't stop with the bulls -- horses also tossed off those trying to ride the broncos.

Others showed off their cattle roping skills.
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[8Weather]


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Turning your attention now to the Monday forecast...
Showers and thunderstorms are likely through this morning, before drying out this afternoon.
Windy today with highs in the mid 50s.
Mostly clear overnight and less windy, with lows in the lower 30s.
Lots of sunshine is expected for the next couple of days...with highs in the 40s and 50s.


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