[South-Protest]

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President Clinton is visiting Selma, Alabama, today to commemorate the 35th anniversary of ``Bloody Sunday.''
In 1965, law enforcement officials used clubs and tear gas to turn back voting rights demonstrators trying to march to Montgomery.
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Yesterday a group of 25-hundred gathered outside Alabama's Capitol in a show of support for the Confederate flag and their Southern heritage.
Various leaders spoke in support of the south seceding from the United States and becoming a separate nation.
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[11Protest]


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Closer to home, A group of protestors want to see a change in the Roanoke Police Department.
Dozens marched through the streets of downtown yesterday.
As Joy Sutton reports, they say it's to hold police and city officials accountable for their actions.

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((Armed with posters in their hands -- dozens of men, women, and children took their message down 2nd street in Roanoke.
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[IN Q=Justice, peace, unity]

((NAT SOUND: JUSTICE, PEACE, UNITY, JUSTICE, PEACE, UNITY ))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING; THE MARCHERS SAY THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THEIR FIGHT. THEY SAY A WAR IS NOT WON IN ONE DAY AND THEY ARE COMMITTED TO BRINGING JUSTICE, PEACE, AND UNITY TO THIS COMMUNITY))
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((BYRON CASEY/PROTESTOR: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO STOP COVERING-UP FOR THOSE WHO ARE WORKING WITH THE POLICE THAT IS DOING WRONG, THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NEW, IT'S BEEN HAPPENING FOR QUITE SOME TIME. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE BEFORE SOMETHING DRASTIC HAPPENS.))
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But many protestors say something has already happened in Roanoke.
They say it was unfair that Officer W.G. Boucher was cleared after he shot -- 38 year old Wilbert Lewis in December.
Lewis, who survived, was found unarmed.
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[IN Q=Who can you trust]

((ROMA WILLIS-TURNER/PROTESTOR: WHO CAN YOU TRUST, WHEN YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TRUST THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHEN YOU'RE AFRAID, SOMETHING HAS GO TO BE DONE))
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((NAT SOT: WE'RE CALLING THE MAYOR OUT, WE'RE CALLING CITY COUNCIL OUT, WE'RE CALLING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT))
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And that's why they took their protest to the steps of the municipal building.
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((NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE, NO JUSTICE , NO PEACE))
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Martin Jeffrey, president of the Roanoke N-double A- C -P, says he wants to start a citizen review panel to oversee the police department.
In response, Shelly Alley, the spokesperson for the Roanoke City Police Department, says the department can only respond to specific allegations -- so she can't comment any further.






[BOB-JONES]


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The president of Bob Jones University says he decided to end the school's ban on interracial dating because the public scrutiny was taking its toll on graduates and the school's reputation.
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Bob Jones the third announced his plan Friday night.
He said the controversy had gotten ``so out of hand.''
It started when George W. Bush made a campaign visit to the school before the South Carolina primary.
Bush's rival John McCain made the visit an issue.
At least one student thinks the plan shows the institution is "in touch with culture".
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((IT IS A RELIEF NOW THAT THE MEDIA NO LONGER HAS A TOOL TO USE IN TRYING TO UNDERMINE THE TESTIMONY OF BOB JONES ANYMORE - I THINK IT'S A GOOD INDICATION THAT THE SCHOOL IS CONNECTED TO THE CULTURE AND WHAT'S GOING ON))
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Both candidates are preparing for Super Tuesday.
Analysts say Bush appears poised to win a major chunk of the delegates he needs to gain the G-O-P nomination.

[11Fema]


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The Federal Emergency Management Agency opened a new disaster field office in Richmond.
It will help more than 100 Virginia localities recoup from two January storms.
The office will serve as a temporary command post to gather information on reimbursing agencies for a portion of the damage costs.
Under the program, FEMA will pay 75 percent of the damages -- state and local governments pick up the remaining 25 percent.





[11Hotel-Roanoke]


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Hotel Roanoke officials want to recruit workers from Southside.
The hotel has another job fair planned for Martinsville tomorrow.
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Hotel officials say unemployment is so low in the Roanoke Valley they're having a hard time finding workers.
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Last week, the hotel held a job fair at the unemployment office in Martinsville where thousands of laid off textile workers are out of work.
The Hotel is even offering to shuttle workers from Martinsville to Roanoke and back.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Primarily]

((ERROL ALEXANDER, JR./HUMAN RESOURCES DIR.: PRIMARILY HOSPITALITY BUT WE ALSO HAVE ALL POSITIONS THROUGHOUT THE HOTEL, SERVERS, CONFERENCE SERVICES, ETCETERA, STEWARDING.))
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The positions pay between six and nine dollars an hour with full benefits.
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[11Polar-Plunge]


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Yesterday's temperatures did not feel like polar bear weather, but the water did.
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This courageous soul was just one of many who jumped into 50 degree water -- all in the name of charity.
The event is called the Polar Plunge and it was held in Roanoke County.
Everyone who braved the chilly water raised money for the Special Olympics in Virginia.
Other attractions included the velcro wall and a car smash -- where people paid five dollars to take an unlimited number of whacks.
Even Roanoke deputies got involved -- by taking part in the dunking booth.
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((SCOTT BERSCHADSKY/SPECIAL OLYMPICS VA: BASICALLY IT RAISES AWARENESS AND THE CRUCIAL FUNDS NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR 13-THOUSAND ATHLETES WHO COMPETE YEAR ROUND IN SPORTS COMPETITIONS))
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More than 10-thousand dollars was raised yesterday.
All of the food and games were donated by local businesses.
This is third time the event has been held in Roanoke County.
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[Reel-Open]


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A memorial service was recently held for two Lynchburg firefighters who died in the line of duty 25 years ago.
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The service honored Ronald Stevens and Everett Stewart who were killed battling a fire in downtown Lynchburg. Many of the firefighters who were there in 1975 attended the ceremony.
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Keith Humphry gives us a closer look at the fatal fire in this week's Virginia Newsreel.

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[Fire-Reel]


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(( Every firefighter in Lynchburg was called in the night of February 25th, 1975. The fire started around 10:30 in the basement of Downtown Sounds and spread to Smith Studio, the Lynchburg Coin and Stamp Shop, and a vacant building. An explosion at the Studio knocked a wall onto the roof of the coin shop which- -in turn- -collapsed. Ronald Stevens and Everett Stewart were both killed as a result, and several others were injured.
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((WOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS THE MOST SERIOUS FIRE LYNCHBURG HAS HAD? YES, IN THE LOSS OF LIFE, FIREMAN, IT IS AND IN THE NUMBER OF BUILDINGS INVOLVED.))
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The owner of the coin shop lost everything.
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((I'VE HAD A LOSS BUT MY LOSS IS NOT NEAR AS GREAT AS THE DEATHS OF THE TWO FIREMAN))
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Stevens and Stewart were the last Lynchburg firefighters to die on the job. That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

[Sports-Plays]


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James River's Chance Craft won his third state Group A title yesterday in Salem.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;]


The Double A team race was a tight one between Grundy and Christainsburg.
The Golden Wave pinned down the state title 225-to-218.
[super=03-Denver, Co/NHL-FOX;]


Colorado beat Tampa Bay 4-to-1 last night in NHL action.
It's Patrick Roy's (WAH) 435th career win,.
Only Terry Sawchuck with 447 victories is ahead of Roy on the all time win list.
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[11-581-Ax]


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Alcohol may have been a factor in a head on collision on Route 220 in Roanoke.
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It happened shortly before nine last night when the driver of a blue Geo Storm struck a Chevy Cavalier after traveling in the wrong lane.
Police say the driver had actually been heading south in the north bound lane for about a half mile... when the accident happened near the Franklin Road exit.
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((OFFICER HICKS: WITNESS SAY THE VEHICLE WAS TRAVELING FROM LOWE'S HEADING SOUTH IN THE NORTH BOUND LANES WHEN SHE STRUCK A CHEVROLET CAVILER GOING SOUTH PROPERLY.))
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Officials say the driver of the Cavalier was wearing his seat belt and only suffered minor bruises.
So far, no word on the condition of the driver in the Geo Storm.
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[11Mills]


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There are some changes going on at W-V-T-F.
Steve Mills is no longer the station's general manager.
That's according to Larry Hincker -- Mills' immediate supervisor at Virginia Tech who says, despite the decision, Mills is still an employee of the university.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( Hincker says Mills recent decision to cancel Metropolitan Opera -- which was later reinstated by the university -- is ONE of several factors as to why Mills was dismissed from the position.
The Metropolitan Opera furor was NOT Mill's first clash with listeners.
In 1995, he set off controversy with his decision to cancel the interview program , "Fresh Air."
Mills at the time said he felt the program had a sexual agenda.
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((STEVE MILLS: AN OFTEN TIMES THE ISSUES OF THE SEXUALITY OF THE PERSON, AT LEAST IN MY OPINION HAS NO RELEVANCE ON THE INTERVIEW AT ALL, BUT YET THE WOULD CERTAINLY COME IN OUT OF NOWHERE SOMETIMES, AND IT CERTAINLY LEFT SOME OF US WONDERING, WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS))
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Teresa Hamilton, News 7. ))
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Hincker would NOT comment on the other factors that led to Mills removal because he says it's a personnel issue.
While at W-V-T-F, Mills expanded the station's reach and won national awards in news and programming.


[Woman-Stabbed]


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Can you imagine being stabbed in the neck with a large knife and not noticing it?
That's apparently what happened to a Pennsylvania woman.
What makes this story even more bizarre is that she went shopping and no one in the store apparently saw the knife.

But the whole thing was caught on tape.
Dick Standish has more.
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That was Dick Standish reporting.

[Danville-Woman]


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A Danville woman convicted of starving her dog to death will now spend more time in jail after losing her appeal.
A judge sentenced 36 year old Wendy Fitzgerald to 12 months in jail Thursday and said she can get out after three months. She was also ordered never to own an animal within the city limits and pay nearly 150 dollars in fines and other charges. Fitzgerald's dog was found dead and chained to a dog house back in November. Authorities said the dog had not been fed in weeks.


[60-Minutes]


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NBA superstar Dikembe Mutombo is using his riches to help his old neighbors in his homeland. Ed Bradley reports.




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That story and more on 60 Minutes tonight at seven here on your Hometown Station.



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T-L-C took two out of three at the Soul Train Music Awards.
The hip-hop trio won all but one of the three categories they were nominated for in Saturday night's awards show in Los Angeles.
Whitney Houston and the artist formerly known as "Prince" were singled out for artists of the decade.
This is the 14th year for the awards show.

[Sports-Extra]


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Salem lived up to its Championship City designation this weekend as hundreds of high school wrestlers competed for state titles at the civic center.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;]


It was standing room only as fans packed the stands and the civic center floor.
Eight mats stayed busy with match after match.
Two Southwest Virginia teams provided a heated competition both on the mats and in the stands.
Perennial powerhouse Grundy and Christainsburg were neck and neck throughout the afternoon.
Both schools brought scores of vocal fans, in the end Golden Wave fans celebrated Grundy's 225-218 state championship win over the Blue Demons.
The tight competition is good for wrestling.
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[SUPER=01-Travis Fiser/Grundy Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Dresser/Christainsburg Head Coach; :06]

((TRAVIS FISER/GRUNDY HEAD COACH: IT BRINGS THE FANS OUT. THEY GET TO WATCH THESE KIDS AND IT'S GOOD FOR THE SPORTS.

KEVIN DRESSER/CHRISTAINSBURG HEAD COACH: IT'S GREAT FOR WRESTLING ESPECIALLY IN THIS PART OF VIRGINIA, CAUSE LOOK AT THE CROWD THIS PLACE IS PACKED. THAT'S WHAT'S IT'S ALL ABOUT.))
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Christainsburg is taking a page from Grundy's playbook. Blue Demon head Coach Kevin Dressor started a feeder program, something the Golden Wave has had for some time.
Dresser says his program should only get stronger.
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((DRESSER: I THINK PROBABLY OUR FEEDER PROGRAM WE SAW THE FIRST BENEFITS THIS YEAR. HOPEFULLY WE'LL SEE MORE IN YEARS TO COME. THIS IS ONLY THE FOURTH YEAR OF THE PROGRAM AND IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD A FEEDER PROGRAM.))
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[Kicker]


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What do you get if you mix 12-hundred pounds of sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon and a little carnival spirit? Well, you would end up with the world's largest King Cake.
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[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA]


That's just what the bakers at Save A Center in New Orleans did for charity. For a 2 dollar donation to the children's museum, people could enjoy a slice of the big dessert. The inside of the cake was packed with goodies. Lots of little surprises and some gift certificates for bigger prizes. (------------) It took two days to make the big King cake.