[Biomedical-Center]

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Roanoke is developing a 74 acre research and technology park by the Roanoke River. The Carilion biomedical institute will be the first tenant.

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Tonya Flory is in Roanoke with more today's announcement.
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[NC-Bus]


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A tour bus carrying school children crashed in North Carolina this morning.
The bus was en route to Washington D-C from Clayton County, Georgia when it veered off the road and into a row of trees.
Michael Gormley reports.
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As firefighters make progress in their battle against the blaze in Los Alamos, New Mexico, another wildfire is
burning out of control near Sarasota, Florida.


It's one of a series of blazes blamed on lightning earlier in the week.
Ned Roberts has details.
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That was Ned Roberts reporting.

[Intermet]


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Internet announced its plans for rebuilding the New River Castings plant.
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At a company open house, residents got a preview of what the reconstructed plant will look like.
They also got a look at auto parts the plant makes and the improvements Intermet intends to make at both of its Radford plants.
The company promises tighter controls on dust emissions coming from the plants... a problem in the past.
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((ALAN MILLER/INTERMET ATTORNEY: WE HOPE THAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING ARE HELPING TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE'RE HOPING THAT WHEN WE COME BACK UP AT NEW RIVER, WE'LL BE A BETTER NEIGHBOR.))
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Intermet still needs approval on some state permits before it rebuilds.
A public meeting to discuss those permits will be held next Wednesday.
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[Greenfield]


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Open a new school or raise teachers' pay? That's a decision Botetourt school board members will have to make.
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They've spent six million dollars on Greenfield Elementary School but may keep it closed for another year-- spending money to raise teachers' pay instead.
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((WE COMMITTED OURSELVES TO A FIVE YEAR PAY INCREASE WHICH WOULD BRING OUR TEACHERS UP TO A COMPETITIVE LEVEL TO OTHER AREAS AND I BELIEVE A COMMITMENT HAS BEEN MADE.))
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Board members say they are concerned taxpayers will be angry if they do NOT open Greenfield. They want public input before making a decision May 25th.
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[FOI-Suit]


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A Botetourt man plans to sue his county supervisors twice in one week.
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Bob Patterson is a lawyer who lives in Buchanan.
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He says county supervisors refused to move a budget public hearing even though crowds of people could not fit in the room. The Freedom of Information Act protects people's right to see their government in action.
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((THERE WERE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME WHO WERE DENIED THE RIGHT TO EVEN BE IN THE MEETING. THEY MADE THE TRIP TO ATTEND THE MEETING AND COULD NOT EVEN GET IN THE BUILDING.))
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Patterson plans to sue county supervisors again next week. He says they signed the county administrator's contract a week before they approved it. And they will NOT give him the agenda for that meeting.
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Neither the county attorney nor the board chairman was available for comment.

[Russia-Vote]


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Russia has a new Prime Minister.
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Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved (mih-kah-EEL kaz-YAH-nahf) Mikhail Kasyanov for the post.
The 43- year- old finance minister was also President Vladimir Putin's choice.
His main job now will be to attempt to revive the economy.
kaz-YA-nahf promised lawmakers that he would press ahead with market reforms, but also protect Russians hit hard by years of economic decline.
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[Blairs]


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The parental leave policy is drawing controversy in the U-K.
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Britain's prime minister Tony Blair's wife Cherie is expecting the couple's fourth child this month.
Cherie Blair is also a labor law specialist.
She's gone to court to argue against the policies of her husband's government, which wants to limit the 13- week unpaid parental leave policy.
But Tony Blair says he doesn't plan to take advantage of the leave once the baby arrives.
The judge's ruling is expected next week, and SO is the Blairs' baby.
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[Church-Bombing]


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A grand jury in Alabama has indicted a man in connection with one of the most shocking racial crimes in the civil rights era.
Thomas Blanton, Junior's attorney says his client surrendered this morning, and is behind bars for a 19-63 church bombing that killed four young girls.
Blanton had maintained his innocence in the bombing for years.
His attorney expects Blanton to be charged with murder.

[11Million-Mom]


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Now that The Million Mom March is over what's next?
A group of Roanoke women who attended the march say they'll continue their efforts for sensible gun laws. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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((When some 60 people boarded a bus Sunday, asking Congress for sensible gun laws was a top priority. But now that they're back home, what's next?

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((CODE' SIZEMORE: WE'RE ALL GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE MEETINGS AND WATCH OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS HERE IN ROANOKE AND SURROUNDING AREAS TO SEE HOW, WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO HELP WITH THIS.))
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Prior to the march this group met for weeks, discussing gun control issues and planning the trip. But now that they're back some have realized how little they know about the laws surrounding gun use. Leslie Wagner discovered this during a heated argument between her and the bus driver.

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As of now the group of 60 has dwindled down to about ten -- but they hope to change that.

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((BARBARA BERKHEIMER: I THINK WE NEED TO CONTINUE ON AND TRY TO IMPRESS UPON PEOPLE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM.))
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((KATE WEIDAW: BUT IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN THE ROANOKE AREA AND YOU'D LIKE TO BE APART OF A MILLION MOM MARCH ORGANIZATION
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS LOG ONTO THE WEB PAGE AT MILLION MOM MARCH DOT COME TO REGISTER. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 VINTON.))


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[Dan-River]


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Dan River is going to use an empty Danville warehouse.
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The company bought the old Offray Corporation building for close to four-million dollars.
Offray closed down a few months ago.
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Dan River will use the building as a warehouse for the next four months.
The company has not decided what it will do with the building after that.

[Mock-Disaster]


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Emergency crews responded to make fake helicopter crash in Vinton.
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This wasn't real- it was mock disaster to help train the Vinton Fire and EMS departments as well as Commonwealth Search and Rescue.
More than 30 people set out on foot through the woods to find the fake crash site yesterday.
The make believe victim was several feet from the crash scene.
Officials say they try to hold these mock disasters once a year so if something like this happens they'll be prepared.
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[Unshackling-Past]


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Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
Slavery and the Civil War.
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Virginia is rewriting her history to tell the story of slavery-- and writing a million dollar check to help put a National Slavery Museum on a farm near Jamestown.
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((KAREN REHM/JAMESTOWN HISTORIAN: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HURTS US IS THAT JAMES CITY COUNTY RECORDS WERE DESTROYED DURING THE CIVIL WAR. SO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS -- THESE RECORDS ARE GONE -- WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE OTHER SURROUNDING COUNTIES, AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAD PROPERTY HERE, OWNED LAND ACROSS THE WAY, AND WE COULD GET A SENSE OF HOW THEY DEALT WITH THEIR SLAVES IN COURT, HOW THE LAWS AFFECTED THEM.))
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Tonight at SIX, Jamestown's other legacy is part two of "Unshackling the Past," our series on remembering slavery in Virginia.
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[L'burg-Cops]


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Police officers AND civilians who have helped keep Lynchburg safe were honored last night.
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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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[Dinosaur]


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The Windy City now looks a little like Jurassic Park ...
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The world's largest, most complete fossil skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex was unveiled this morning at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History.
It stands 31- feet at the hips, and is 41- feet long.
Its one- ton skull is too heavy to rest on the skeleton... a lighter- weight model sits there instead.
The dinosaur that lived about 65- million years ago is named Sue, after the fossil hunter who found it in South (------------) Dakota 10 years ago.