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George W. Bush visits Virginia. We've got a LIVE report for you as we start NEWS 7 at SIX.
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[V/O-NAT]
And a new plan at the Roanoke Civic Center- -eliminates the 2-dollar parking fee- -and provides the city an extra 100-thousand dollars in revenue at the same time.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a Roanoke win and some upset Eagles at the ODAC women's tournament. And we'll head to the North Carolina Motor Speedway,
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[VO-NAT]

where Rusty Wallace ripped the Rock as Fords again sweep the front row for Sunday's race.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Not just setting records...but smashing them pretty good. Another hot day on the way to kick off the weekend. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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George W. Bush sets his sights on Virginia, a state his campaign calls "must-win".
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-52 Rolled from truck]
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Our latest News 7 poll shows him with an 11 point lead. He has the endorsement of every prominent Republican in the state. But he's still working hard in Virginia.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Starlink]


Ellen Qualls is at the Richmond headquarters for Texas Governor George W. Bush.
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(rollcue...Richmond tonight.)
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Starlink]


Keith: President Bush had an irregular heartbeat last night... Does the Governor say how he's doing today?



[Brzonkala]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-06 03:33]
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Virginia Tech has made a deal with Christy Brzonkala.
The school will pay her 75-thousand dollars to drop her case against the University.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Tech can still deny it maintained an environment conducive to sexual discrimination.
Brzonkala sued the school for eight million dollars in 1995, accusing Tech football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford of raping her in a dorm room.
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[IN Q=We have maintained]

((WE HAVE MAINTAINED FROM THE BEGINNING WE DID NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANYONE. WE FOLLOWED ALL THE RIGHT PROCEDURES. AS SOON AS THE UNIVERSITY BECAME AWARE, WE TOOK IMMEDIATE ACTION. WE'VE BEEN VILIFIED IN THE PRESS. IT'S A WAY TO GET IT OFF THE TABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Va. Tech Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=of the table.]
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Brzonkala's attorney confirmed the settlement, but had no comment, except to say Christy and her parents "are glad it's over."
It's not over, though.
A separate claim under the Violence Against Women Act is still pending before the U-S Supreme Court.

[State-Trooper]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
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A state trooper in Pulaski County is charged with having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl.
30-year-old Trooper Brian Keith Owens was indicted by a grand jury this week on two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Owens been suspended from the state police, pending the outcome of the case.
He was released on 5-thousand dollars bond.


[Danville-Porn]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=Sch]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:15:12]
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The search for a missing teenager led police to something else: an alleged video pornography studio in a Danville home.
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Police charged 25-year-old Roger Donavan Freeman with encouraging a juvenile to participate in pornography, having a sex- production studio and participating in a sex video with a minor.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Police say their search for a 17-year-old girl led them to Freeman's home.
He's out of jail, free on bond.

[Bassett-Student]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=Sch]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:59:45]
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A difficult day for students at Bassett High School.
Fourteen 14 year old Tiffany Craighead suffered a heart attack in class and died.
Her family knew she had heart trouble.
As Surae Chinn says, though, it's still tough to take.
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((JOHN CRAIGHEAD/TIFFANY'S UNCLE: JUST KNOWING SHE'S NOT COMING THROUGH THAT DOOR OR GIVE YOU A HUG))
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Tiffany's uncle, John Craighead, is trying to deal with the death of his niece.
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((JOHN CRAIGHEAD/TIFFANY'S UNCLE: JUST HOW SUDDEN IT ALL HAPPENED EXPECTED TO SEE HER AGAIN.))
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Her family says 14-year-old Tiffany Craighead had a history of heart trouble. And Thursday morning she suffered a congestive heart failure and collapsed in class.
At her high school the flags are at half staff.
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((STANDUP: THE STUDENTS NEEDED TO EXPRESS THEIR GRIEF AND SO THEY PUT UP A MEMORIAL FULL OF PICTURES NOTES AND FLOWERS TO REMEMBER THEIR FRIEND.))
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((DAVID JECK/PRINCIPAL: THEY'RE DEALING WITH IT THEIR OWN WAY WE HAVE COUNSELING AND SO FORTH))
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A team of counselors throughout Henry County has been comforting students all day.
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[IN Q= A lot of them]

((CINDY JOYCE/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: A LOT OF THEM HAD A TOUGH TIME DEALING WITH IT BECAUSE IT HAPPENED ON CAMPUS AND REHASHING MEMORIES OF HER.))
Memories are the only things Tiffany's family has left.
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((JOHN CRAIGHEAD/TIFFANY'S UNCLE: SHE'S A TYPE OF CHILD YOU ONLY HAVE TO MEET HER ONCE SHE WAS JUST FULL OF LAUGHTER A HAPPY CHILD.))
A child who wanted to become a marine biologist. A child's life and her dream cut short. Surae Chinn, News 7, Bassett.
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One school, two bomb threats, and hopes for an arrest. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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Robin adlibs about lovely weather
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[RUNS :15] More adlib about lovely weather

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[WXPRO/FULL] TOMORROW FORECAST

[COMMERCIAL][Civic-Center]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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If you hate paying for parking when you go to a concert, you're in luck.
If you hate how much you have to pay for tickets ... sorry.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


There's a new policy for taking your money at the Roanoke Civic Center.
That's where Scott Goldberg is with an explanation.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith, the way this works ...
You'll soon have to pay a 50-cent surcharge on your ticket if it's a consumer show or a trade show ... like this weekend's boat show.
If it's an event where you sit down, like a concert or game, you pay a dollar surcharge on every ticket.
What you won't pay anymore is the two-dollar fee for parking in this lot.
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((JIM EVANS/CIVIC CENTER DIRECTOR: FOR YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT GETTING INTO THE PARKING LOT ... THE FACT THAT IT'S EXPENSIVE ... THE FACT THAT IT JAMS UP THE INTERSTATE.))
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And the hope is: getting rid of that two-dollar fee will get rid of a burden on drivers rolling into the civic center.
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[IN Q=save us]

((SAVE US FROM HAVING TO PAY THE PARKING FEES WHEN WE COME IN. SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.))
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At the same time, it means more revenue for the center.
Now, it operates at a loss that's covered by taxpayers.
The new policy should mean more than a hundred thousand dollars a year in new revenue.
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((natsound: someone at toll booth))
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It also means seeing something at the civic center will cost a big family a few more dollars ... but few families are likely to let that keep them away.
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((IF THEY WANNA COME TO IT, THEY'RE GOING TO COME ANYWAY. NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.))
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[OUT Q=what the cost.]
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The new policy starts on April 17th.
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Keith.

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They died in the line of duty.. twenty five years later, two Lynchburg firefighters were honored for their sacrifice.
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A memorial service this morning remembered Ronald Stevens and Everett Stewart .. killed battling a fire in downtown Lynchburg on this date in 1975.
Wreaths were laid at the fire site, which is now occupied by G-E Financial Assurance.
Many of the firefighters who were there that night attended the ceremony.
Stevens and Stewart were the last Lynchburg firefighters to die on the job.
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The Dow takes a dive, and stays below 10-thousand. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The blue chip average plunged 231 points today. NASDAQ's drop was more modest, down 27.
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Bedford authorities have caught up with the man they say started a fire inside the Rubatex plant yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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Fritz Karl Huether was arrested today on a charge of felony property damage.
Authorities say Huether slashed tires on two forklifts and forced an oven to back up, starting a fire inside the plant's Waltex division.
Damages were estimated at 20- thousand dollars.
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[Bomb-Threats]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 03:16]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]


Police say they have good reason to hope for arrests next week .. after two straight days of bomb threats emptied a Pulaski elementary school.
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Police searched Critzer Elementary for a second time this morning, while its 500 students waited at nearby Pulaski Middle School.
Again, no bomb was found and the children returned to school.
Pulaski police say they've been able to trace the phone threats both days.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, qualifying results from the Rock - where the Fords rolled again! We'll see if the cancellation of the Arena League season affects the Steam.
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[VO-NAT]

And highlights from the women's semi-finals at the ODAC tournament are on the way.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Ford Taurus again flexed its muscle at the Rock this afternoon, and Rusty Wallace and Ricky Rudd swept the front rwo for this Sunday's Dura Lube KMart 400. Rusty not only won the pole
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but he sat a new track record in the process recording a lap at 158 point 035 miles an hour. Quite a turnaround from this morning's practice.
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((RUSTY WALLACE/POLE WINNER:))
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[vo nat con't] The top qualifying Chevy was Dale Earnhardt's. Here's your Top 25.
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Elliott Sadler just missed the top 25 qualifying 26th. Rick Mast was 29th. Ted Musgrave, who is subbing for Geoff Bodine, was 43rd.

And Mark Martin was a dismal 44th.[S-Arena]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:17:06]
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Today, Arena Football League team owners announced that they have canceled the Arena football season this year because of a labor dispute between the owners and the players.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The big question here in Roanoke is does this affect the Arena Football 2 League and the Roanoke Steam.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Roanoke Steam Head Coach; :00]

((PETE SHAW/ROANOKE STEAM HEAD COACH:TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO AFFECT ON OUR OPERATION AS FAR AS THE ROANOKE STEAM OR ANY OTHER OF THE 15 TEAMS IN ARENA FOOTBALL TWO. WE'RE SET TO GO MARCH 31ST WITH OUR KICK OFF GAME BETWEEN THE TWO ALABAMA TEAMS AND WE'RE SET TO GO APRIL SEVENTH AGAINST TALLAHASSEE IN TALLAHASSEE.))
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[OUT Q=at Tallahassee"]
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The Arena Football League players have filed a lawsuit against the owners and, as a result, the 14th season of the AFL is history.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="obviously]

((OBVIOUSLY IN ANY LABOR DISPUTE MONEY AND WORKING CONDITIONS AND THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES ARE PART OF IT. BUT NOTHING THAT I WISH TO ADDRESS SPECIFICALLY AT THIS TIME.))
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The semi-finals of the women's ODAC tournament unfolded this afternoon at the Salem Civic Center. One part of the final four featured Roanoke playing Guilford.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Guilford vs. Roanoke; :00]

The Roanoke College women are hoping to follow in the footsteps of the Roanoke and win the ODAC tourney as a second seed. The Quakers only had 8 players in uniform, one of those was Amy Evans. She knocks in this jumper off the break. Roanoke would answer with Cave Spring product Cheryl Rhodes passing to Narrow's Suzanne Webb. She scores for the 'Noke. Guilford would then work it inside to Arden Miller. She hits the turnaround.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/78/Emory & Henry/60; ]

But Roanoke was too much to handle. Pulaski's Carrie McConnell gets it to Floyd's Jill Quesenberry. Roanoke wins it 78 to 60.
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The number one seeded Bridgewater Eagles were hoping got protect their lofty status in the tourney. But Emory & Henry jumps on top early as Tammy Snyder hits the three pointer. The lady Wasps 55 percent in the first half of this one. Bridgewater would attempt to counter in the second half Megan Forster, the freshman from Shawsville, passes to Sarah Hagood also of Shawsville for the inside job. But Emory & Henry would lead from start to finish as Kelly Smith hits the
[SUPER=33-Emory & Henry/64/Bridgwater/57;]

three. The Wasps shoot down the Eagles 64-to-57 to advance to tomorrow's title game at two against Roanoke.
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[S-ODU]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
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And finally, Old Dominion University has given men's head basketball coach Jeff Capel a two year contract extension that will pay him $127 thousand dollars a year. The interesting thing is that Capel still makes $13 thousand dollars less than ODU women's coach Wendy Larry. Her annual base salary is $140 thousand.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
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It's a story that was hidden from the American public for decades.
But it's about to be told on a local stage.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is in our newsroom with more.
[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


Keith,
It's a story about a brutal confrontation between soldiers and police that ended with the executions of 19 black soldiers in Texas.
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[VO-NAT]


A play called "Camp Hogan" is bringing the story from 1917 to life.
It will be performed at Patrick Henry High School tomorrow night.
Today - we caught up with the actors. We'll tell you how they're teaching kids in our area... and we'll have more about the play.
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[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]


The story tonight on News 7 at 11.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


Keith?

[Storytellers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
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If it wasn't for trouble in life- -we'd never have any stories to tell.
That applies to the news business, certainly... storytelling of any kind, really.
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[SUPER=01-Donald Davis/Storyteller; :24]
[SUPER=01-Katie Clay/Fourth Grader; :55]
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[OUT Q=that bad? that bad. (giggle)]



(([IN Q=Because the real]

((BECAUSE THE REAL TRICK IN A STORY IS THE PLOT... IS SOMEBODY HAD TROUBLE.))
[SUPER=01-]
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[OUT Q=had trouble.]


Donald Davis should know. He's a professional storyteller, travels all over the country- -even OTHER countries- -telling stories. They're the tales of his own childhood, many times... of growing up in Appalachia. Like the time he and his little brother ALMOST got in trouble when a policeman came to the door while their parents were out.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=We had an]

((WE HAD AN ANONYMOUS PHONE CALL THAT SOMEBODY IS TEARING THE DAVIS HOUSE UP. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT? NO.))


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[OUT Q=No. (hold the goofy look)]


Blessed with a flexible face and a child-like delight in mischief, this retired Methodist minister put on sort of a seminar for students at Clearbrook Elementary School... urging them to tell of their troubles.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Have you got trouble]

((Have you got trouble? UH, I DID ONCE, BUT I DON'T THINK I WANT TO TELL THAT ONE. THAT ONE WAS SORTA BAD. That bad? THAT BAD.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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What can a school do to bring up its S-O-L test results.
One Roanoke school is doing it with volunteers. Students stay late and volunteers do the tutoring.
We'll go inside an inner-city school for the story tonight on News 7 at 6.