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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: Specs on the site for Carilion's Biomedical Institute venture with Tech and U-V-A.
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And a 19th Century plantation gives up some of it's secrets. We'll visit the Paxton House in Buena Vista.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Peter Warrick and Kurt Warner are making news while some former Tech and UVa stars are making their mark on trading cards.
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And he's never raced in NASCAR's all-star race before - but today Dale Earnhardt Junior was picked to win the two million dollar event.
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[WX-Head]
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The weather story features the return of normal temperatures and a chance for some much needed showers. Full details coming up.

[Biomedical]


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The Star City has been chosen as the location for the Carilion Biomedical Institute.
Tonya Flory has some preliminary indications of what we can expect.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Microwave]


Tonya do we know exactly where it'll be?
We're narrowing it down --
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A Carilion spokesperson said this afternoon that the facility will be built in the vicinity of Reserve Avenue. Now that's lead to a lot of speculation -- Carilion has confirmed that this project will not affect the River's Edge Sports Complex and Victory Stadium is NOT going to be torn to build the Institute. There are some Carilion owned buildings on this street. Community leaders who've seen preliminary plans say a likely location is property north of Reserve Avenue across the street from the armory. The Biomedical Institute is a collaborative effort of Virginia Tech, UVA and Carilion, so this is a central location, not to mention that's it's sandwiched right in between two Carilion Hospitals.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Tonya/Microwave]

Specific details of the 75-million dollar project will be announced tomorrow morning at a news conference in the Roanoke City Municipal building.

[Tech-Police]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Virginia Tech's police chief is the subject of a university investigation.
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Mike Jones is on paid suspension while the university looks into employee complaints against him.
Jones is a 30 year veteran of the department. He's been chief for the last 10 years.
Tech officials will NOT say what the allegation against Jones is -- only that it's a personnel matter that involves "interpersonal relations" with two subordinates.
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((LARRY HINCKER/TECH SPOKESMAN: IT'S BEEN A DEPARTMENT THAT'S RECEIVED A NUMBER OF AWARDS OVER THE YEARS, A VERY WELL-MANAGED DEPARTMENT, SO THE UNIVERSITY IS A LITTLE SURPRISED BY IT. BUT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE ALLEGATION, WE FELT LIKE THIS WAS A PRUDENT COURSE OF ACTION.))
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Jones will remain on paid suspension until the investigation is completed.
He could not be reached today for comment.
The university's personnel department hopes to wrap up the investigation quickly.
Officials say the allegations are NOT criminal.
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[1Unshackling-Past]


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381 years ago, the first Africans stepped off a Dutch ship and into slavery in this British Colony called Virginia.

The story of American slavery -- and Virginia's role in it -- only gets more painful from there.
One million Virginia taxpayer dollars will go toward the beginnings of a National Slavery Museum on July first.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Richmond Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with part one of our series.
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Keith, the museum idea is former governor Doug Wilder's.
The place is right near Jamestown, where the first 20 or so Africans made landing.
The million dollars comes from our current governor, Jim Gilmore.
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[GFX ANIMATION]
It's part one in our series on remembering slavery in Virginia by "Unshackling the Past."
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(( There are Virginians alive today whose grandparents were born into slavery.
During the Depression, the Work Projects Administration interviewed former slaves, including [INSERT TITLE PAGE FOR FOUNTAIN HUGHES HERE TO BITE] Fountain Hughes, a Charlottesville slave whose grandfather belonged to Thomas Jefferson.
[START FOUNTAIN HUGHES BITE HERE]
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((It was what they call, we were slaves. We belonged to people. They'd sell us like they sell horses an' cows an' hogs an' all like that. Have a auction bench, an' they'd put you on, up on the bench an' bid on you jus' same as you bidding on cattle you know.)) [runs:15] [END FOUNTAIN HUGHES BITE HERE]

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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: IT ISN'T AS MUCH AS I WANT SORROW OR GUILT OR SHAME. IT'S THAT I WANT THEM TO KNOW. I WANT THEM TO NOT TO HAVE THE EXCUSE THAT THEY DIDN'T KNOW.)) [runs:11]
The nation's only elected black governor went to Dakar and Senegal in 1992 and came back a changed man-- having seen where Africans stopped being free, and became live property.
The Library of Virginia has diagrams of how they were loaded on slave ships, to fit the most bodies, to make it a profitable journey. [INSERT ANOTHER FOUNTAIN HUGHES BITE HERE]

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((You wasn' treated as good as they treat dogs now. But still I didn' like to talk about it. Because it makes, makes people feel bad you know. I could say a whole lot I don' like to say. An' I won't say a whole lot more.)) [runs:15] [END FOUNTAIN HUGHES BITE HERE]

The records are sketchy and hard to come by -- NOT like the 20th century nightmare, the Nazi Holocaust.
Good point, Doug Wilder says of the Holocaust.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: NONE OF THIS HAPPENED IN AMERICA. NONE OF IT.)) [runs:06]
Never afraid to ruffle a feather, Wilder asks why the federal government supports a U-S Holocaust Memorial Museum to the tune of 33 million dollars a year-- when there's NO National Slavery Museum to document our own painful past.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: AND HOW CAN YOU SPEND THE KIND OF MONEY THAT YOU SPEND TO TAKE CARE OF THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM? WHO DO YOU THINK'S SUPPORTING THAT? WHO DO YOU THINK PAYS THE MAINTENANCE AND THE UPKEEP AND THE SALARIES OF THE EMPLOYEES? OH I KNOW GREAT NUMBERS OF DOLLARS WERE RAISED IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TO GET IT STARTED. BUT WHO PAYS FOR IT NOW? TAXPAYERS!)) [runs:19]))
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So even with a million dollars on July first, the hurdles are many for a National Slavery Museum.
A dispute over the land was settled finally in March.
So a lease must be worked out.
Access to Colonial Parkway might take an act of Congress.
And then, how to pay for it all?
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/State Microwave]


Tomorrow night, we'll take a look at why Doug Wilder picked Jamestown.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Still ahead on News 7, the Forest Service gets the upper-hand on a Bedford County forest fire.
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And communities honor the men and women who keep them safe and those killed in the line of duty.
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[Greenfield]


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The Botetourt School Board may not open Greenfield Elementary School this fall even after spending six million dollars of taxpayers' money.
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School board members say the County Supervisors did not give them enough money to open the school AND give teachers their promised pay raises.
Board members seem to think teacher's pay takes priority.
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The school board will make a final decision May 25th and is seeking public input.
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[Forest-Fire]


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Fire crews say they've been able to stop the spread of a forest fire along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Bedford County.
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The fire.. which was started by a lightning strike Saturday night.. has consumed more than 300 acres of forest near Big Island.
Authorities say the fire is "not" officially contained yet, but they have been able to keep it from crossing a fire line dug last night.
More than 140 firefighters and a helicopter with a water bucket continued to attack hot spots within the burned area today.
Crews will be back on the scene tomorrow.
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[FOI-Suit]


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A Botetourt man is suing the county supervisors and plans to sue them again next week.
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Bob Patterson is a lawyer who lives in Buchanan. He says the Botetourt county board broke the law by holding the budget public hearing in too small a room.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./April 20;]

Crowds of people had to stand outside. The Freedom of Information Act guarantees people the right to witness government in action.
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((BOB PATTERSON/SUING THE BOARD: THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE DENIED THE RIGHT TO HEAR WHAT OTHERS HAD TO SAY AND WHO WERE DENIED THE RIGHT TO HEAR WHAT THE CHAIRMAN'S RESPONSE WAS.))
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Meantime, Patterson says he's going to sue the board again next week. He says the board signed the county administrator's contract a week before they approved it, then would not let Patterson see the meeting agenda. County supervisors were not available to respond.
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[Police-Week]


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Police officers who died in the line of duty are remembered this week.
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It is National Police Week and Martinsville and Henry County honored those who paid the ultimate price.
George Melvin Brown died 16 years ago in a car accident while transporting a prisoner. He's just one of six fallen officers remembered this week in Henry County and Martinsville. His family attended the services.
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((CLARISE BROWN/WIDOW: IT MAKES YOU HAPPY BECAUSE PEOPLE REMEMBER EVEN IF IT'S BEEN SO LONG PEOPLE STILL REMEMBER.))
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE TO REMEMBER THESE MEN WHO SACRIFICED THEY MADE ON BEHALF OF CITIZENS OF HENRY COUNTY AND THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.))
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Congressman Virgil Goode was the guest speaker of the event.
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Police officers AND civilians were honored in Lynchburg today for helping to keep the Hill City safe.
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Fifteen members of the Lynchburg police department and 29 citizens were recognized during an awards ceremony.
Their contributions ranged from helping raise funds for the DARE program to a man who returned a lost wallet with five thousand dollars in it.
Officer Daniel W. Black received the department's Medal of Honor for his work in rescuing two children from a vehicle whose driver was drunk and armed with a gun.
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[Stocks]


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Yet another good day on Wall Street today even after the Federal Reserve Board voted to raise key interest rates by a half point.
The rate's now at a nine year peak. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 127 points, NASDAQ rose 110.
The Bloomberg News-7 Index gained two-thirds of a point.
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[Paxton-House]


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It's one of Buena Vista's oldest landmarks.
However-- few know the rich history that resides within the walls of the Paxton House plantation.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports-- a group of local residents hope to change the current course of history.
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[SUPER=01-Francis Lynn/Historical Society;]
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(( In the early to mid 1800's.... this two story structure was a thriving plantation.
Elijah Paxton and his family made their living selling goods to other areas-- by utilizing the nearby river.
The plantation's history also includes a chapter from the civil war.
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((THE FIFTH SON....WAS INSTANTLY KILLED.)) [RUNS14]
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The Paxton House Historical Society hopes to share such history with the community by restoring the home to its former glory.
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((WE DON'T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER PLACE DESTROYED AND CAST ASIDE. WE NEED TO PRESERVE OUR LANDMARKS.)) [RUNS10]
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[nat sound of dig]
The historical society wants to turn the plantation into a place the community could use for educational and social events.
Students from Washington and Lee University are currently digging for artifacts that would be display inside a museum.
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((A LOT OF THE CERAMICS, WE HAVE WHICH ARE DATEABLE, PEARL WARE PROBABLY, AND I THINK WE'VE FOUND THE REMAINS OF THE BRICK KITCHEN.)) [runs10]
[OUT Q= brick kitchen.]


To make their plans a reality.... the historical society is preparing to launch a major fundraising campaign.
In the meantime-- you can check out the artifacts for yourself. On Saturday-- the students will be hosting an open house. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

[Sports Tease]


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Coming you tonight on the Big 7, racing, volleyball, and plenty of football items are on the way.
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Plus, we'll get our first look at some of the new 2000 football cards that feature some of the your favorite former UVa and Virginia Tech stars.
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[S-Winston]


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NASCAR has always been credited for having a tight knit community in the face of tragedy. It has never been accussed of cancelling or postponing events in the face of unexpected deaths. So - the circuit will be in action later this week in Charlotte for the Winston all-star race.
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]

Lowe's Motor Speedway president Humpy Wheeler has correctly predicted the winner for this event 8 times in the past 12 years. Today he went out on what some would consider a rather long limb and picked rookie Dale Earnhardt Junior to claim the $500,000 first place check on Saturday night.
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We'll hear from Little E - and get his thoughts on his first Winston later in the week.
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Every now and then we like to keep you abreast of what's taking place in world of sports cards and collectibles. Tonight we're focusing in on the first batch of 2000 football cards that are loaded with local products.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Press pass 2000 and the Collector's Edge group are among the first products to land on store shelves. Thanks to first round draft pick Thomas Jones out of UVa, and former Hokies John Engelberger and Shyrone Stith local collectors have several treasures to acquire.
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Bryant's shop in southwest Roanoke, and the Shelton's SportsLine card store on Williamson Road have been selling the new football products as fast as they arrive. The sets give fans a chance to collect cards of their favorite players in their college uniforms, plus there are rare insert cards like this one of Thomas Jones that has an actual swatch from one of his game used jerseys on it.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 1001!!!!!!!!!] And if you are after some autographs of these guys - you are in luck. Next month in Richmond at the Tuff Stuff Summer Classic at the Richmond Fairgrounds Thomas Jones and Corey Moore will be signing. The session is on Sunday, June 11th from 1 to 3pm. Moore is absolutely free. Jones' charge ranges from $22 to $35 dollars per item.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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That same Sunday Moore and Jones will be joined at the Tuff Show by Champ Bailey, Tony Perez, Whitey Ford and Doctor J

- Julius Erving.[S-Warrick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Peter Warrick has plenty of new football cards with his likeness on them, but he also has a lot of work to do before he can play in the NFL.
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[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

The Bengals' first-round draft pick won't work out with Cincinnati until he finishes cleaning up trash along Florida highways. Warrick was sentenced to 30 days of community service for pleading guilty to petty theft in the Dillards department store scandal. He still has 20 days left to serve.
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[S-Warner]


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In one other off the field note from the NFL. The MVP from last season's Super Bowl, Kurt Warner.
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis this moring for an emergency appendectomy. His appendix did not burst, but was only inflamed. The surgery took less than an hour. He should be back on his feet in a day or so and ready in plenty of time for the upcoming season.
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The NCAA and officials at the University of Tennessee both have said that the Volunteers' football program is innocent of academic fraud. UT alumni have proudly stood by their school, as well, and defended the Orange and White's integrity. All of this after a Tennessee English professor reviewed the transcripts of 39 football players and found last month that those athletes had received 101 grade changes. Now, the FBI has been called onto campus because the professor who unearthed this information has had her office broken into for the fifth time and her phone tapped. Plus, former UT captain Spencer Riley has now filed suit against the University claiming his academic records were illegally released.

[S-Volley]


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William Byrd high school has a new volleyball coach. Carla Price takes over the program for the Lady Terriers. Price has been a the volleyball coach at Liberty for the past six years. The Minettes reached the state semifinals where they lost to Byrd and were 20 and 5 this past season. Byrd won the state title but graduates nine players. Price replace s Sharon Hensley.