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You're waking up to temperatures about where the average daytime high should be...but this week has been ANYTHING but average...
The mercury will rise into the 70s and low 80s this afternoon, putting record highs in jeopardy again.
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[Super-Tuesday]


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Vice President Al Gore and Texas governor George W. Bush are a step closer to locking up their party's presidential nominations this morning.
They were the big winners in the Super Tuesday primaries.
Lee Cowan joins us from Washington with the details.
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[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bradley/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
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((George W. Bush tried hard not to gloat. But after beating back what had been dubbed the McCain Phenomenon it was hard not to.
SOT/GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH, R-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE

NARR: He won big with the party faithful and big among religious conservatives, gathering delegates at almost every turn. But with victory comes a price. There are deep wounds in the party he hopes to lead to the White House a party fractured by a costly campaign that in the end had turned mean.
NAT/SOT MCCAIN

NARR: On the positive side, Sen. John McCain brought out a lot of new voters and did well among Independents last night, especially in New England. New York -- Super Tuesday s second biggest prize --was so close it was hard to call. But along the way, McCain had criticized leaders of the Christian right and was seen by voters as the candidate who ran a more negative campaign than Bush. Still, despite running low on money and without an apparent voter mandate, he s still pushing ahead, at least for now.


SOT/SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

NARR:
On the Democratic side, Bill Bradley was almost non-existent. He needed what some described as a political miracle to say in the race. It didn't happen, not even Missouri, Bradley s own backyard.
SOT/BILL BRADLEY, D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

"Tomorrow I ll consult with my people see what comes next" NARR:
For Al Gore, it was a night to savor, he s already well over halfway to the nomination, which now is all but a given.
SOT/AL GORE, D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ))
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[County-Fire]


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A neighbor pulled a woman from a burning Roanoke County home overnight.
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At about midnight, a neighbor found the woman on the floor of her burning home on Windfall Drive and carried her outside.
She was taken to the hospital.
There's no word yet on her name or condition.
Fire investigators don't know yet what sparked the blaze.
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A Roanoke county grocery store was evacuated last night
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video]

after fire broke out at a loading dock.
It happened at the Kroger at Cave Spring Corners in Roanoke County.
Flames shot out of a tractor trailer that was up against the store.
[super=03-Roanoke Co.]


Firefighters think the blaze broke out inside the trailer... which was heavily damaged.
No one was injured, but everyone had to leave the store for a while.
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[Explosion-Search]


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A team of federal agents that investigated the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings is now helping investigate the explosion at New River Castings.
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[VO-NAT]
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A team of some 25 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigators will help sift through mounds of twisted metal and debris-- looking for two missing workers and clues to what caused the blast.
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[IN Q=We're going as]

((BART MCENTIRE/ATF: WE'RE GOING AS QUICK AS WE CAN...WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET IN A HURRY AND PLACE ANYONE IN DANGER.))


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A-T-F agents say their investigation is not a criminal probe.
Meanwhile, relatives of plant workers Karen Hamilton and Debra Sheppard continue to stand by and watch as the building that collapsed on the two women is torn down piece by piece.
The company that owns New River Castings says the plant's future won't be decided until the missing women are found.
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[E-L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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They turned out by the hundreds.. Lynchburg school employees who say it's time they start getting paid what they're worth.
But as Steve Smallshaw reports, finding the money for those raises won't be easy.
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[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rod Camden/Teacher; :16]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Austin/School Volunteer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/Lynchburg Council Member; :54]
[SUPER=01-Bill Long/Lynchburg Resident; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Dot Swain/Budget Committee Member; 1:14]
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It had the look and feel of a political convention, and these employees had just one plank in their platform.. more money for the teachers, principals and everyone else in the Lynchburg city school system.
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((ROD CAMDEN/TEACHER: WITH SEVERAL YEARS OF GOOD ECONOMIC TIMES, IT IS TIME TO PUT THE TEACHERS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE BUDGET.))
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The school board heard tales of teachers forced to take second jobs or who quit because they couldn't make ends meet.
Those left behind are seeking at least a ten percent salary increase this year.
[SOT 19:15:39]

((ELIZABETH AUSTIN/SCHOOL VOLUNTEER: OUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS AND IN THOSE OF OUR LEGISLATURE, AND I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO STICK THEIR NECKS OUT TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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The problems will fall on the necks and in the laps of city council, many of whom were in attendance.
It will be their job over the next several months to find money for raises, school renovations and everything else the city needs.
[SOT 20:26:01]

((STEWART HOBBS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: AND YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE BAD THINGS THAT ARE COMING TOGETHER AT ONE TIME THAT WE'VE GOT TO WORK OUR WAY OUT OF, AND AS I SAID, TRADITIONAL MEANS OF DOING IT ARE NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH.))
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((BILL LONG/LYNCHBURG RESIDENT: I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO MAINTAIN A HIGH QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THIS CITY AND WE ARE PREPARED TO PAY TAXES TO SUPPORT THAT EDUCATION.))
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[OUT Q=that education.]
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((DOT SWAIN/BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER: ARE OUR YOUTH WORTH THIS INVESTMENT? WE CERTAINLY BELIEVE SO.. THANK YOU. (applause).))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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In sports, the Roanoke Express picks up a win over Greensboro.
Denise Allen has that and highlights from the N-H-L.
Good Morning Denise.
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Was there a better way for the Vinton town council to handle the resignations of former police chief Ricky Foutz and Leutient Bill Brown?
That's what Foutz supporters were asking last night during a council meeting.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Buck Heartwell/Town Attorney; :34]
[SUPER=01-John Ott/Town Resident; :51]
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((A smaller crowd than usual filled the council room. Foutz supporters wanted to know if the resignations could have been handled differently... or prevented all together before the grand jury report was made public.
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((IT SEEMS LIKE THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET THIS BEHIND YOU IS TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DID. IT'S NEVER GOING TO GO AWAY UNLESS YOU EXPLAIN IT.))
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Council member unanimously agreed the situation was handled properly, and Foutz and Brown would not be getting their jobs back either way. Town attorney Buck Heartwell cited some of the wrong-doing from the report.
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((BUCK HEARTWELL: WE HAVE DRUGS THAT DISAPPEARED WITH NO RECORD KEEPING WE HAVE GUNS THAT HAVE DISAPPEARED WITH NO RECORD KEEPING.))
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And instead of yelling matches between the town and council, a member of the community congratulated council on how it handled the situation over the last few months.
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((JOHN OTT/TOWN RESIDENT: I'VE ADMIRED YOU. EVERY TUESDAY YOU COME UP HERE WITH A BIG RED HEART AND YOU'VE TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT, THIS IS MY THIRD MEETING AND THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST CONSTRUCTIVE.))
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Council members say the next step is getting this situation behind the town and moving on. Kate Weidaw News 7 Vinton.))

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A toddler who was mauled by a pit bull Monday is still partially paralyzed.
But his mother left his side long enough to warn other parents.
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Four year old Jeffrey Morris' ears, eyelids and scalp have been re-attached where a pit bull attacked him.
He still cannot move the right side of his face.
The boy and the dog had played together all weekend.
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((SHIRLEY MORRIS/MOTHER: I HOPE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THESE PIT BULLS REALLY TAKE A HARD LOOK AT EM AND REALIZE IF THEY HAVE LITTLE KIDS THEY'RE PUTTING THEIR LIFE IN DANGER BECAUSE THEY CAN BE LOVABLE ONE MINUTE AND VICIOUS THE NEXT.))
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Jeffrey's cousin Michelle and her boyfriend owned the dog, which has been put to sleep.
But when her boyfriend killed the dog's two puppies, sheriff's deputies arrested him.
She says he shot the pups to prevent future accidents.
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[Health-Check]


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In medical news, black cats can mean trouble-- especially if you're allergic.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((THEY ARE THE HOTTEST ITEM IN PAIN RELIEF- MAGNETS. BUT HOW WELL DO THEY REALLY WORK? WELL A SMALL STUDY IN THE JAMA SAYS NOT SO WELL. A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH BACK PAIN ALTERNATED WEARING MAGNETS OR A PLACEBO AROUND THEIR LOW BACKS. THE RESULT: NO REAL DIFFERENCE IN PAIN RELIEF AND IMPROVED MOTION OF THE SPINE. HOWEVER- LIKE I SAID- IT WAS A SMALL STUDY - JUST 20 PEOPLE- AND IT LASTED ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
VT=VO

ALSO IN THE JOURNAL- AN IMPORTANT REPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH HEART FAILURE. A STUDY OF 4 THOUSAND PEOPLE FOUND THE ROUTINE USE OF A BETA BLOCKER CAN EASE SYMPTOMS, REDUCE HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND CUT THE RISK OF DEATH. THE BETA BLOCKER USED IN THE STUDY: METO-PROLOL. ALSO KNOWN AS LOPRESSOR. ON CAM SOME NEW STUDIES OUT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONS ALLERGY SPECIALISTS- THE FIRST SAYS- WATCH OUT FOR BLACK CAT
S. THEY ARE BAD LUCK- --- IF YOU HAVE ALLERGIES. THE RATE OF ALLERGIES FROM BLACK CATS ABOUT 5X GREATER THAN LIGHTER CO

LORED CATS. GRFX ALSO- WATCH WHAT PERFUME YOU WEAR AROUND ALLERGIC PEOPLE- SOME FRAGRANCES CAN CAUSE A MAJOR DROP IN THE LUNG FUNCTION OF ASTHMATICS. THE WORST OFFENDERS: RED AND CHARLIE. FOLLOWED BY WHITE DIAMONDS, GEORGIO, OPIUM AND POISON.. AN APPROPRIATE NAME IF YOU'RE SENSITIVE TO ITS INGREDIENTS. ON CAM THATS A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH HEALTH STORIES, IM DRDH FOR CBS NEWS))

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[2-HEADLINES]
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


It was truly a Super Tuesday for
Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush.
They were the big winners in yesterday's primaries and today they're one step closer to locking up their party's presidential nomination.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A-T-F agents are in Radford today investigating Sunday's deadly explosion at New River Castings.
A team of 25 investigators is sifting through mounds of twisted metal and debris.
One official says it is NOT a criminal probe.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And A federal judge in Roanoke says he's leaning toward closing the ten-year-old case that forced Virginia Military Institute to admit women.
Under an agreement between V-M-I and the Justice Department, the school would file more extensive reports on its transition to coeducation through May 2001.
After that, U-S District Judge Jackson Kiser would dismiss the case.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday March 8.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[primary-results]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
George W. Bush is moving closer to capturing the G-O-P presidential nomination.
The Texas Governor won California, New York and five other Super Tuesday primaries.
And Al Gore's shutout of Bill Bradley clears his path to the Democratic nomination.
Lee Cowan has the details.
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[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bradley/(D) Presidential Candidate; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; 1:36]
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((George W. Bush tried hard not to gloat. But after beating back what had been dubbed the McCain Phenomenon it was hard not to.
SOT/GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH, R-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE

NARR: He won big with the party faithful and big among religious conservatives, gathering delegates at almost every turn. But with victory comes a price. There are deep wounds in the party he hopes to lead to the White House a party fractured by a costly campaign that in the end had turned mean.
NAT/SOT MCCAIN

NARR: On the positive side, Sen. John McCain brought out a lot of new voters and did well among Independents last night, especially in New England. New York -- Super Tuesdays second biggest prize --was so close it was hard to call. But along the way, McCain had criticized leaders of the Christian right and was seen by voters as the candidate who ran a more negative campaign than Bush. Still, despite running low on money and without an apparent voter mandate, hes still pushing ahead, at least for now.
SOT/SEN. JOHN MCCAIN, R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

NARR:
On the Democratic side, Bill Bradley was almost non-existent. He needed what some described as a political miracle to say in the race. It didn't happen, not even Missouri, Bradley's own backyard.
SOT/BILL BRADLEY, D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

"Tomorrow I'll consult with my people see what comes next" NARR:
For Al Gore, it was a night to savor, hes already well over halfway to the nomination, which now is all but a given.
SOT/AL GORE, D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

"You ain't see nothin yet.! COWAN ON CAM: For both frontrunners, the campaigns will now move into a General Election mode fighting not against those within their party, but the apparent nominee on the other side. With Bush on the Right, and Gore on the left, analysts expect both will now start moving a little to the middle. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))
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Supporters of California's controversial proposition twenty two are celebrating it's passage today.
The initiative prohibits the state from recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states.
California now becomes the thirty first state to have passed such a law.

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A neighbor pulled a woman from a burning Roanoke County home overnight.
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Around midnight, a neighbor found the woman on the floor of her burning Windfall Drive home and carried her outside.
She was taken to the hospital.
There's no word yet on her identity or condition, or what may have sparked the fire.
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[WRITER=dse]
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They investigated the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center Bombings.
Now the same federal agents are helping investigate the explosion at New River Castings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


A team of some 25 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigators will help sift through mounds of twisted metal and debris-- looking for two missing workers and clues to what caused the blast.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're going as]

((BART MCENTIRE/ATF: WE'RE GOING AS QUICK AS WE CAN...WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET IN A HURRY AND PLACE ANYONE IN DANGER.))


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A-T-F agents say their investigation is not a criminal probe.
Meanwhile, relatives of plant workers Karen Hamilton and Debra Sheppard continue to stand by and watch as the building that collapsed on the two women is torn down piece by piece.
The company that owns New River Castings says the plant's future won't be decided until the missing women are found.
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[2-E-L'burg-Schools]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[TAPE#=99-57 1:08:57]
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Hundreds of Lynchburg school employees say it's time they start getting paid what they're worth.
But as Steve Smallshaw reports, finding the money for those raises won't be easy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rod Camden/Teacher; :16]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Austin/School Volunteer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/Lynchburg Council Member; :54]
[SUPER=01-Bill Long/Lynchburg Resident; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Dot Swain/Budget Committee Member; 1:14]
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(( [natsot 18:57:53]
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It had the look and feel of a political convention, and these employees had just one plank in their platform.. more money for the teachers, principals and everyone else in the Lynchburg city school system.
[SOT 19:29:54]

((ROD CAMDEN/TEACHER: WITH SEVERAL YEARS OF GOOD ECONOMIC TIMES, IT IS TIME TO PUT THE TEACHERS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE BUDGET.))
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[OUT Q=of the budget.]


The school board heard tales of teachers forced to take second jobs or who quit because they couldn't make ends meet.
Those left behind are seeking at least a ten percent salary increase this year.
[SOT 19:15:39]

((ELIZABETH AUSTIN/SCHOOL VOLUNTEER: OUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS AND IN THOSE OF OUR LEGISLATURE, AND I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO STICK THEIR NECKS OUT TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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[OUT Q=school system.]


The problems will fall on the necks and in the laps of city council, many of whom were in attendance.
It will be their job over the next several months to find money for raises, school renovations and everything else the city needs.
[SOT 20:26:01]

((STEWART HOBBS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: AND YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE BAD THINGS THAT ARE COMING TOGETHER AT ONE TIME THAT WE'VE GOT TO WORK OUR WAY OUT OF, AND AS I SAID, TRADITIONAL MEANS OF DOING IT ARE NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH.))
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[SOT 19:10:14]

((BILL LONG/LYNCHBURG RESIDENT: I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO MAINTAIN A HIGH QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THIS CITY AND WE ARE PREPARED TO PAY TAXES TO SUPPORT THAT EDUCATION.))
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[OUT Q=that education.]
[SOT 20:14:44]

((DOT SWAIN/BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER: ARE OUR YOUTH WORTH THIS INVESTMENT? WE CERTAINLY BELIEVE SO.. THANK YOU. (applause).))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=applause.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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[E-VMI]


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A bitter, decade long debate between V-M-I and the U-S Justice Department will end in just over a year.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/October 1999]


In an agreement reached in federal court the school would file more extensive reports on its transition to co-educations through May 2001.
After that Judge Jackson Kiser would dismiss the case.
The reports must provide more information on Title-9, athletics and gender relations.
The agreement includes--an acknowledgment from the Justice Department that V-M-I has made what it calls: "constructive efforts in good faith" to open the Institute to women.
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[2-E-Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=]
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The battle between Vinton Council and supporters of the town's former police chief continues.
Last night, the two sides fought yet another round.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=01-Buck Heartwell/Town Attorney; :34]
[SUPER=01-John Ott/Town Resident; :51]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:06]
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((A smaller crowd than usual filled the council room. Foutz supporters wanted to know if the resignations could have been handled differently... or prevented all together before the grand jury report was made public.
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[INQ=]

((IT SEEMS LIKE THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET THIS BEHIND YOU IS TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DID. IT'S NEVER GOING TO GO AWAY UNLESS YOU EXPLAIN IT.))
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Council member unanimously agreed the situation was handled properly, and Foutz and Brown would not be getting their jobs back either way. Town attorney Buck Heartwell cited some of the wrong-doing from the report.
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And instead of yelling matches between the town and council, a member of the community congratulated council on how it handled the situation over the last few months.
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((JOHN OTT/TOWN RESIDENT: I'VE ADMIRED YOU. EVERY TUESDAY YOU COME UP HERE WITH A BIG RED HEART AND YOU'VE TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT, THIS IS MY THIRD MEETING AND THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST CONSTRUCTIVE.))
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Council members say the next step is getting this situation behind the town and moving on. Kate Weidaw News 7 Vinton.))

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In sports, post season college basketball notes and some fine tuning at Martinsville.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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There's no word on the condition of a woman pulled from a burning Roanoke County home overnight.
Around midnight, a neighbor found her on the floor of her burning Windfall Drive home and carried her outside.
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Lynchburg school employees say it's time they start getting paid what they're worth.
Last night, the school board heard tales of teachers forced to take second jobs or who quit because they couldn't make ends meet.
Those left behind are seeking at least a ten percent salary increase this year.
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A team of federal agents that investigated the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings is now helping investigate the explosion at New River Castings.
A-T-F agents say it's NOT a criminal probe, though.
Meanwhile, New River Casting's parent company says the plant's future won't be decided until two missing workers are found.
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Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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