[7-11Pulaski-Threat]

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A 15 year old girl has been arrested for the web site threat that closed Pulaski County High School and the Governor's School in Dublin.
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The girl is a freshman at the high school.
Authorities say she created the web site in a school computer lab Wednesday afternoon.
Students and administrators describe the site as a "Hit List" that threatened harm to about 100 people -- mainly couples, football players and staff.
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[SOT 26:47 - 27:05]
[IN Q=This particular web site]

((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: THIS PARTICULAR WEB SITE WAS TEXT-BASED AND CONTAINED STUDENT AND STAFF MEMBER NAMES AS WELL AS CATEGORICALLY-DEFINED STUDENTS. AT THE TOP OF THE TEXT PAGE, IT READ: THE FIRST PEOPLE TO KILL.))
[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=people to kill.]
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Sophomore Kelly Hodges was one of a group of cheerleaders singled out in the list.
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[SOT 22:20 - :29]
[IN Q=Does it surprise you]

((MARYA: DOES IT SURPRISE YOU THAT THIS WOULD GO ON? KELLY HODGES: NOT REALLY, WITH ALL THE BOMB THREATS I WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING LIKE THE COLUMBINE THING.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Hodges/Pulaski High Student; :02]
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[OUT Q=the Columbine thing.]
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The suspect is charged with making an electronic threat to kill or harm.
That felony carries up to five years in prison.
She's been suspended from school, pending a school board review.
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[7-11Bomb-Threat]


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A juvenile court judge has sentenced a 15 year old boy to two months in a detention center for making bomb threats to schools in Lynchburg.
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The judge said on Wednesday that it was appropriate punishment for making threats against two city schools last month.
Once the boy serves his time, he'll also face disciplinary action from the school system.
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[7-Passover-Threat]


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Passover services are expected to continue at a Roanoke synagogue despite threats of violence. Roanoke Police plan to be on heightened security at Temple Emanuel during Passover after someone posted a message on a Nazi website threatening to bring a gun to the temple. Rabbi Kathy Cohen says the messages detailed how someone was thinking of skipping an Adolph Hitler birthday celebration in Roanoke last night and go to the temple instead.


[7-11Meningitis]


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Meningitis vaccinations will continue today at Radford University.
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The Student Health Center ran out of the vaccine yesterday after administering one thousand doses to mostly freshman.
The school ordered one thousand more vaccines.
The students are taking precautions after three students contracted meningitis in one week.
A Health Department investigation shows no relation between the three cases, but students are skeptical.
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[SOT tc 00:04:39]
[IN Q=I think that]

((MELISSA WILLIARD/RU SOPHOMORE: I THINK THAT THEY'RE RELATED IT'S JUST TOO WEIRD FOR EVERYBODY TO GET IT IN A WEEK.))


[SUPER=01-Melissa Williard/RU Sophomore; ]
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[OUT Q=in a week.]
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The shots are offered at Moffett and Muse Halls.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Good Friday forecast...
Showers likely today with cooler temperatures.
Highs in the 60s.
Tonight mostly cloudy and windy with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
The holiday weekend forecast...

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[45-11Winn-Dixie]


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Winn Dixie is cutting back some of its operation.
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The company will close more than a hundred stores and cut thousands of jobs.
The restructuring plan announced yesterday would eliminate 11-thousand jobs throughout the Midwest and Southeast, including Virginia.
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For competitive reasons, Winn Dixie won't say which stores will be closing.
The company's chairman said the cuts were needed to improve overall efficiency and support the supermarkets that will stay open.

[45-11New-Business]


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Henry County will have 150 new jobs this summer.
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The Alliance Group, a part of the Rock Tenn Company announced its latest assembly plant of domestic products in Henry County.
The company helps assemble packaging for health and beauty aids, cosmetics and tobacco.
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[SOT 1:02:31]
[IN Q=We will]

((JIM EINSTEIN/ALLIANCE GROUP VICE PRES.: WE WILL ACTUALLY BE TAKING DISPLAY COMPONENTS AND CUSTOMER PRODUCT AND MARRYING THEM TOGETHER WE WILL BE ASSEMBLING THE COMPONENTS AND PACKING THE PRODUCT IN THE DISPLAYS AND PREPARING THEM TO BE SHIPPED OUT TO THE CUSTOMER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OR DIRECTLY TO THE RETAILER.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Einstein/Alliance Group Vice-President;]
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[OUT Q=the retailer.]
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The company plans to start production June first.
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[45-11Textile-Relief]


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Some relief for laid off textile workers could be on the way.
Wednesday, the General Assembly voted to override the governor's veto-- that might keep emergency health insurance money in the budget.
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For hundreds of former textile workers like Thereasa (ter-REESA) Vaughn (VON), the news comes as a relief.
She's a former Tultex worker who has been struggling for more than half a year.
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[SOT 15:21:27]
[IN Q=If my kids]

((IF MY KIDS GET SICK I CAN TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR WITHOUT WORRYNG ABOUT THEIR TREATMENT OR MEDICINES. WE PAID OUR INSURANCE A WEEK BEFORE THEY SENT US A LETTER IN THE MAIL WITH OUR LAST CHECK AND WE HAD NO INSURANCE THE NEXT DAY. SO HOW WOULD THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?))
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((BUT CERTAINLY OUR SIDE OF THIS ISSUE PREVAILED. HOPEFULLY THE GOVERNOR WILL NOW GO AHEAD AND SIGN THE BUDGET BILL AND WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE VETO PEN TO DO FURTHER DAMAGE.))
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[OUT Q=do further damage.]
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If the governor does approve the 7-million dollar health insurance program, relief could come as soon as June first.
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[45-11Million-Mom]


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Mothers across the country are signing up for the Million Mom March that's taking place in Washington D.C. on Mothers Day.
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Code (Cody) Sizemore is organizing a group from Roanoke to the march on the Mall.
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[IN Q=Our main goal]

((CODE SIZEMORE: OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO TELL CONGRESS THAT WE WANT COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS PASSED WE AREN'T TRYING TO BAN GUNS WE JUST WANT SAFETY FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
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[OUT Q=for our children.]
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It's not to late to sign up for the Million Mom March.
If you're interested you can call Code Sizemore at 540-427-4074 or you check out what the Million Mom March is all about on the web -- just go to million mom- march- dot- com.
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[45Weather]


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Here's a look at your Good Friday forecast...
Showers likely today with cooler temperatures.
Highs in the 60s.


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[8-Accessible-Housing]


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Finding accessible, affordable housing in the Roanoke Valley is a challenge for people with disabilities.
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Felicia Turner has been searching for 2 months now -- and she says the pickings are slim.
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[IN Q=I pay subsidized rent here]

((FELICIA TURNER: I PAY SUBSIDIZED RENT HERE, WE'RE TRYING TO FIND SOME PLACE THAT MORE ACCESSIBLE. BUT WE HAVEN'T HAD VERY LITTLE LUCK))
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The Blue Ridge Independent Living Center has been assisting people in finding a place to live.
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[SOT 1:38:02]
[IN Q=There is a real problem]

((KAREN MICHALSKI/BLUE RIDGE INDP. LIVING CENTER: THERE'S A REAL PROBLEM IN THIS AREA FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TRYING TO LOCATE AFFORDABLE ACCESSIBLE HOUSING. WE HEAR STORIES ALL TIME ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO REMAIN IN A NURSING HOME WELL BEYOND THE TIME THEY SHOULD BE THERE))
[SUPER=01-Karen Michalski/Blue Ridge Indp. Living Ctr.]
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[OUT Q=be in there]
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And for many who are disabled finding housing could mean the difference between living independently or in a nursing home.
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[8-11Gates]


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A second man now faces charges from a 1998 Roanoke bank robbery.
A federal grand jury in Roanoke has indicted 19-year old Keith Obie Gates on bank robbery and weapons charges.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1998]


Prosecutors allege Gates took part in the November 2nd, 1998 robbery of the First National Exchange Bank on Peter's Creek Road.
If convicted on all counts, Gates could spend up to 35 years in prison.
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A year ago, another man-- Yvon Vital Majeus (ee-VON VI-tal MAY-juss)-- pleaded guilty to using a weapon in the crime and driving the getaway car.
After pleading guilty, Majeus helped the F-B-I investigate the robbery.

[8-11Conterfeiting]


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Three people have been indicted on counterfeiting charges.
A federal grand jury has charged Duane B. Wise of Roanoke and Diego A. Silva of College Point, New York with passing countefeit money.
If convicted, they could each spend up to 15 years in prison.
Elvis A. Anderson of Rosedale, Maryland faces two counts of possesion of counterfeit currency.
He could face 25 years.

[8-6Rogers]


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A former Virginia Tech administrator has been convicted of using school money on personal expenses.
Craig Rogers will be sentenced on June 21-st.
A Montgomery County judge left open the possibility that the convictions could be erased at that time.

[8-6Reform-Party]


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A Lynchburg federal judge's ruling is apparently NOT the final word on the battle over control of the Reform Party.
A faction allied with Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says it will appeal the ruling.
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Last month a federal judge awarded control of the party to Pat Choate, an ally of Ross Perot.
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Control of the party and its federal election funds had been in dispute since a chaotic meeting February in Nashville.
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[8Weather]


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Let's take a break from the news to check the forecast once more...
Showers likely today with early highs in the upper 60s...but temperatures are already starting to fall.
Mostly cloudy this evening, with lows in the mid 40s.
Looking ahead at the holiday weekend....

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