[7-School-Watch]

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One school announcement to pass along,
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Pocahontas County Schools in West Virginia are delayed two hours.
Again Pocahontas County Schools delayed two hours.

[7-Police-Shoot]


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The Roanoke chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association is defending the actions of officer William Boucher (Boo-Shay).
Boucher (Boo-Shay) was place on administrative leave after shooting a man he said would not pull over.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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((JAMES FAZIO/VP ROANOKE CHAPTER PBA: ALL OF SUDDEN HE LUNGED AT BOUCHER AND WITH A REAL QUICK MOVEMENT WITH HIS HAND HE THREW IT TOWARDS BOUCHER AS IF HE WAS POINTING A WEAPON AT HIM AND THAT'S WHEN OFFICER BOUCHER FIRED THE WEAPON AT HIM, FIRING ONE ROUND THINKING HE WAS GOING TO BE SHOT.))
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Fazio is describing Boucher's version of what happened last month when the officer tried to pull over 38 year old Wilbert Wesley Lewis on Patton Avenue. Boucher was put on administrative leave but was back on the job a short time later. That led Martin Jeffrey with the NAACP to voice concerns about the officer being back on the job. Fazio questions some of Jeffrey's statements.

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((JAMES FAZIO: SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WERE SAID WERE NOT EXACTLY CORRECT AND ALSO SOME OF THE REPORTS I'VE SEEN ON TV IN THE PAPER.))
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Fazio says this situation is not only hard on the department, but also on Boucher.

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((JAMES FAZIO: SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOR AN OFFICER USING HIS WEAPON LIKE THIS IS NOT AN EASY THING TO DO AND NOT AN EASY THING TO DEAL WITH.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ALL OF FAZIO'S FACTS ARE BASED ON OFFICER BOUCHER'S VERSION OF WHAT HAPPENED NOT MR LEWIS'S. THE PBA SAYS NOW WAS A GOOD TIME TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF BOUCHER SINCE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CAN NOT TALK ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION UNTIL IT IS COMPLETED. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[7-Gilmore-Address]


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Some of Governor Jim Gilmore's ideas for Virginia in the new year remain the same, but others are completely new.


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He surprised the newly reconvened General Assembly with a call for a separate holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.

Current Virginia law lumps King in with civil war heroes, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
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The Legislative Black Caucus met briefly after the Governors State of the Commonwealth Speech-- and developed a positive consensus.
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Also new in last night's speech: a call for Virginia to start registering voters by party, and to put party labels next to candidates' names on ballots.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Thursday forecast.
Partly sunny today with a wind advisory in effect.
Highs in the upper 50s to 60.
Tonight partly cloudy and windy, with lows in the upper 20s.
The extended forecast ...


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[45-School-Watch]


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One school announcement to pass along,
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Pocahontas County Schools in West Virginia are delayed two hours.
Again Pocahontas County Schools delayed two hours.

[45-E-Dan-River]


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Some 500 jobs could be in jeoporady in Danville.
Textile manufacturer Dan River Incorporated has announced a joint venture that will build a new plant in Mexico.


Company officials say they hope to minimize any lay-offs in Danville.
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((DAVID AKERS/DAN RIVER EMPLOYEE: PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHICH WAY THEY ARE GOING TO TURN. THIS COMPANY HAS BEEN GOOD FOR DANVILLE. THEY'VE BEEN HERE FOR YEARS AND YEARS. BUSINESS IS BUSINESS AND OBVIOUSLY THEY CAN MAKE IT CHEAPER IN MEXICO THAN THEY CAN IN DANVILLE.))
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Despite today's announcement, Dan River says it remains committed to its U-S operations, especially in Danville where the company has invested close to 300- million dollars during the last ten years.
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((JOE BOUKNIGHT/HUMAN RESOURCES VICE PRESIDENT: I'M SURE PEOPLE WILL BE CONCERNED AND RIGHTFULLY SO ABOUT JOBS LOST TO MEXICO, BUT IN THE OVERALL PICTURE, DAN RIVER IS VERY HEALTHY AND VERY MUCH COMMITTED TO THIS COMMUNITY.))
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Dan River says it needs the new plant to serve customers that have already sent their garment operations south.

Officials say vacancies in other local facilities, and a possible expansion in the Home Fashions Division should help to minimize job cuts here.


[45-E-Lewis-Gale]


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There still has been no comment by PhyCor or any physicans who are leaving Lewis-Gale Clinic.
But we did find one former Clinic doctor who has a lot to say.
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Doctor Charles Judy used to work at the Lewis-Gale Clinic in Shawsville.
He went into a private practice because he says PhyCor made "unreasonable demands" --
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((DR. CHARLES JUDY/FORMER LEWIS GALE DOCTOR: THEY TOLD ME THAT I HAD TO SEE QUITE A FEW MORE PATIENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE ENDS MEET -- IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN THE SALARY THEY WERE PAYING ME AT THE TIME. //////////// IF YOU GIVE INTO THOSE DEMANDS AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES THAT ARE GIVEN TO YOU, YOU OBVIOUSLY CAN'T PROVIDE THE SAME QUALITY OF CARE THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO.))
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18 Lewis-Gale Clinic doctors remain in secret talks with PhyCor.
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[45-5-Patrick-Community]


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Help may be on the way to financially sick Patrick Community hosptial.
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Patrick County's Board of Supervisors met for nearly five hours yesterday looking for a way to get the hospital out of debt.
The hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy two months ago and has since cut its workforce by 20 percent.
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An attorney for the hospital says the board decided last night to allow the Industrial Development Authority to negotiate with the bank that currently holds the hospital's loan.
If negotiations are successful, the hospital would be indebted to the I-D-A, NOT a bank.
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But the board's decision did come with stipulations.
Among them: the hospital must get a new board of trustees, new management, a new charter, and a business plan.
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The news comes on the heels of the resignation today of administrator Carol Stevens, who was just appointed in June.


[45Weather]


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Turning your attention now to weather...
Partly sunny skies today after some morning showers.
A wind advisory is in effect.
Look for highs today around 60.
Partly cloudy overnight and sharply cooler with lows in the upper 20s.
The extended forecast stays chilly tomorrow..then warms back up into the 50s over the weekend.
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[8-School-Watch]


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One school announcement to pass along,
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Pocahontas County Schools in West Virginia are delayed two hours.
Again Pocahontas County Schools delayed two hours.

[8-Roach]


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Another execution is scheduled for tonight, unless Governor Gilmore intervenes.
Steve Edward Roach is to die by injection for the 1993 fatal shooting of a 70-year-old neighbor.
Roach was 17 when he killed Mary Ann Hughes in her Greene County home and took her car.
Roach doesn't have any court appeals pending but has a clemency request before Gilmore.
If carried out, Roach's execution will be the second in the state this week.
On Monday, the state executed 26 year old Douglas Christopher Thomas for the 1990 slayings of his girlfriend's parents in Middlesex County.

[8-Rice]


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He pleaded guilty to child sex charges back in November, and now a former West Virginia governor's aide could get up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced later today.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape]


59-year old Tom Rice drove to Bedford Elementary school nearly a year ago, intending to meet a 13 year old boy he chatted with on the internet.
Instead he met an undercover deputy.
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[8-Dr.-Evil]


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Bedford County's efforts to get pedophiles out of cyberspace has landed another man behind bars.
A federal judge in Lynchburg gave Raymond (CAN-up) Canupp 37 months in prison .. for trying to solicit sex from a young girl on the Internet.
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Using the on-line name of "Doctor Evil", the 46-year- old man from North Carolina sent nude photos of himself to what he thought was a 13-year old.
The girl turned out to be an undercover Bedford County investigator.
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Once he's released from prison, Canupp is banned from owning a computer or using the Internet.

[8-S-William-Clark]


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The Botetourt County School Board will faces a challenge from a vocal minority group today.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The Botetourt Countywide League wants to change the name of William Clark Middle School back to Central Academy -- as it was known in 1959 when it was built for black children. The School Board already rejected that name. So the league plans to offer a compromise: call it Central Academy-William Clark Middle School.
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((IT WOULD BE CENTRAL ACADEMY WILLIAM CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL BECAUSE CHRONOLOGICALLY CENTRAL ACADEMY WAS FIRST. SO WE ARE INSISTING THAT OUR NAME, IF WE ARE GOING TO SHARE IT, WOULD BE FIRST.))
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The league snubbed the school board's previous offer because it put the William Clark name first. The school board meets tonight at six thirty.
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[8Weather]


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Time once more to check today's forecast...
Turning partly sunny today with a wind advisory in effect.
Highs will be around 60 early on...then temperatures will cool off through the afternoon.
Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s.
The extended forecast stays chilly tomorrow..then warms back up into the 50s over the weekend.
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