Some southside students will get an early start to the weekend.
The possibility of record breaking heat this afternoon is forcing some schools to close early.
[Take FS board]
Danville City Schools will operate on the following schedule: 1:00 for middle schools and Schoolfield Elementary, 1:40 for the elementary schools, and 2:10 for George Washington, Langston, Opportunity, Pre-K and Park Avenue Elementary.
Henry County Schools are also closing early. Elementary schools will close at 12:30, Middle School at 1:15 and High Schools will close at 1:30.
And all Pittsylvania County schools will close at 1:30 this afternoon.
Minneapolis , Los Angeles and Denver those are just a few of the cities the Promisekeepers movement will be visiting this year.
But the first stop is in Lynchburg and that's where Steve Smallshaw joins us......Steve why the Hill City?
(rollcue... never had one in their own back yard)
[SUPER=01-Roger Chapman/Promisekeepers Organizer; :24]
[OUT Q=Should be doing]
[Double Boxes=KimberlyANCHOR/Steve Microwave]
A new business is expanding in Henry County.
Bank Services of Virginia got its start in the county and now is establishing its new corporate headquarters. It will be located in the former Beaver Creek Plantation. The company has acquired two buildings. The county donated land.
The expansion will create 25 jobs within the year and fifty more in the near future.
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[IN Q=To have the need]
((WORTH HARRIS CARTER/BANK SERVICES OF VIRGINIA: TO HAVE THE NEED FOR NEW EMPLOYEES AND NEW JOBS AND NOT HAVE ANY PLACE TO PUT THEM IS DISCOURAGING. TO BE ABLE TO OFFER MORE EMPLOYMENT IN NICER FACILITIES IT'S A PLUS FOR THEM AND FOR US. I'M EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE THIS EXPANSION THIS MORNING.))
[SUPER=01-Worth Harris Carter/Bank Services of Virginia;]
[OUT Q=expansion this morning.]
The company operates 10 different banks in Virginia and North Carolina.
The atmosphere is cheery on Wall Street today--
The Dow gained more than 150 points in the opening minutes.
Stocks are soaring after word that the un- employment rate rose two- tenths of a percent in May.
That brings the rate to four-point-one percent.
Investors see that as another sign that the recent interest rate hikes are having an impact and slowing down the economy.
Owners of about 30 Roanoke businesses are in limbo over what will become of their companies if the plan for a new biomedical park goes forward.
Dozens of merchants met with city officials last night to discuss their future.
The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority told the merchants it will conduct an 8 month study on re-development plans, which will determine how the business will be affected.
But some merchants are concerned about being fairly compensated if they have to sell.
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[IN Q=If the Housing and ]
((BRAD ALLEN/BUSINESS OWNER: IF THE HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND THE CITY ARE GOING TO STEP IN BETWEEN US AND BROKER THIS DEAL IT BETTER BE A JUST ONE. IT HAS TO BE JUST AND I THINK TI'S SOMETHING THAT'S DEPENDABLE TO THE HIGHEST LEVELS))
[SUPER=01-Brad Allen/Business Owner]
[OUT Q=highest levels]
If the redevelopment plan is approved by city council -- the first phase of acquisitions will happen within the first 36 months.
Sources say though it could be 15 years before the final phases of redevelopment are seen.
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]
Construction of the south county high school has led to controversy over attendance zones.
Last night Roanoke County school board member Bill Irvin released a proposal he hopes will win school board approval.
His plan would send students from Hidden Valley Junior High to the existing high school, and students at Cave Spring Junior to the NEW high school.
The plan would not affect the elementary feeder schools, with the exception of Cave Spring Elementary.
Students who live near the new high school would have the option of attending Cave Spring Middle.
The plan will be distributed to parents, and a public hearing is scheduled June 20th.
President Clinton is in Germany today, where he received an award.
Tomorrow, he travels to Moscow to discuss arms control with Russia's new president.
Bill Plante has a wrap- up of this week's events in Europe.
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[SUPER=03-Aachen, Germany; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor; :54]
[SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; 1:17]
[OUT Q=Bill Plante, CBS news, Aachen.]
(PLANTE O/C OPEN)
UP TO NOW, THE PRESIDENT'S WEEK IN EUROPE HAS RESEMBLED A FAREWELL TOUR
- TODAY HERE IN AACHEN, GERMANY HE'S BEING HONORED FOR FURTHERING
EUROPEAN UNITY. BUT TOMORROW IN MOSCOW, THE REAL WORK BEGINS. HE'LL
TRY TO CONVINCE RUSSIA'S NEW PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN THAT U-S PLANS FOR
A NEW NATIONAL MISSLE DEFENSE SYSTEM POSE NO THREAT TO RUSSIA - BECAUSE
IT'S ONLY INTENDED FOR USE AGAINST "ROGUE STATES."
(VO/CLINTON IN AACHEN/SDI TEST/RUSSIAN NUKES:) (POOL)
ON THE EUROPEAN LEG OF MR. CLINTON'S TRIP HE'S HEARD CONCERN FROM THE
LEADERS INCLUDING GERMANY'S CHANCELLOR TODAY THAT U-S PLANS TO DEPLOY A
HIGH-TECH ANTI MISSLE DEFENSE COULD SPARK A NEW ARMS RACE.
THINGS WILL ONLY GET MORE DIFFICULT WHEN THE PRESIDENT GETS TO MOSCOW
AND TRIES TO SELL THE IDEA TO PUTIN. RUSSIA SAYS THE NEW SYSTEM WOULD
VIOLATE THE 1972 ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE TREATY. MR.CLINTON'S NATIONAL
SECURITY ADVISOR INSISTS RUSSIA HAS NOTHING TO FEAR.
(SOT/SANDY BERGER/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR:) (POOL)
This is a system that is directed at Saddam Hussein or North Korea or
others who may acquire, or who are acquiring, long-range missiles. And
we have an obligation to the American people to think through very
carefully how best we respond to that.
(PLANTE O/C CLOSE)
THE ISSUE WON'T BE SETTLED THIS WEEKEND. IT'S A KNOTTY PROBLEM AT BOTH
ENDS OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM. LEADERS HERE IN EUROPE FEAR A NEW U.S.
MISSILE SYSTEM WOULD BRING INSTABILITY, BUT REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS -
WHO WANT THE NEW MISSILE DEFENSE, FEAR MR. CLINTON DOESN'T REALLY INTEND
TO DEPLOY IT. BP, CBSN, AACHEN.
One week ago today, a Florida schoolteacher was fatally shot in the face, allegedly by one of his students.
[SUPER=03-Boynton Beach, FL;]
13- year- old student Nathaniel Brazill is charged with the shooting.
Today, his parents spoke out about their son and offered advice to OTHER parents.
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[IN Q=Parents, talk]
((POLLY POWELL/ALLEGED SHOOTER'S MOTHER: PARENTS, TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN. TELL THEM, IF ANY CHILD IS SHOWING YOU A GUN OR SAYING ANYTHING OUT OF THE WAY, PLEASE CHILDREN, TELL YOUR PARENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Polly Powell/Alleged Shooter's Mother;]
[OUT Q=tell your parents.]
Powell says she doesn't understand WHY Nathaniel's classmates didn't tell her that her son was brandishing a gun before the shooting.
Meanwhile, the boy's father says he believes Nathaniel should be punished as a child.
A grand jury will make its decision later this month.
The transition from Crestar bank to Suntrust has not been easy for the customers.
Bank officials say the conversion of customer accounts has been a bit slow - causing delays with the posting of deposits and other transactions.
This has caused problems with getting up to date account information -- leaving customers without access to all of their funds.
The bank is working on the problem and hopes to have the system up to par as soon as possible.
Suntrust has branches in Virginia, DC and Maryland.
A major project is underway to make low income Danville residents homeowners.
Surae Chinn reports.
[IN Q=It's just small]
[SUPER=01-Alfreda Stamps/On Low Income; :16]
[SUPER=01-Daryl Dalton/Housing Authority; 1:11]
[OUT Q=N7 Danville.]
((ALFREDA STAMPS/ON LOW INCOME:IT'S JUST SMALL...BEDROOMS ARE SMALL))
Stamps has been living at Danville's largest low income housing community for three years. She says she needs more room in her Liberty View apartment.
((ALFREDA STAMPS/ON LOW INCOME: IT'S CRAMPED. I'VE GOT THREE BEDROOMS BUT WITH WOMEN YOU ALWAYS NEED MORE SPACE. IT WILL BE WONDERFUL LIVING IN A HOUSE.))
That dream will come true in a matter of weeks. A project is underway to revitalize this community and put some people into single family homes.
The city, its redevelopment and housing authority and Telemon Corporation are building and financing three homes. One that Stamps hopes will belong to her.
((ALFREDA STAMPS/ON LOW INCOME: AN APARTMENT IS ONE THING BUT HAVING A HOUSE YOU CAN ALWAYS GO HOME NO MATTER WHAT GOES WRONG OUT ON THE STREET THAT 'S YOURS NO ONE CAN TAKE IT AWAY FROM YOU.))
((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: WITH THIS NEW PARTNERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT OFFICIALS NOT ONLY WILL HELP ALFREDA AND A FEW OTHERS BUT THIS ENTIRE AREA.))
The city is in the process of applying for grant money to build more homes.
((DARYL DALTON/REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY: IF WE ARE SUCCESSFUL IN RECEIVING THAT GRANT THAN WE WILL DEMOLISH THAT HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND WE WILL BUILD THIS WHOLE AREA BACK WITH A 160 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.))
It's just a clearing of dirt right now but for Stamps its a symbols of stability and some much needed space. Surae Chinn News7, Danville.))
Comedian Bob Hope is resting comfortably in a California hospital.
97-year- old Hope is in critical, but stable condition after treatment for gastro- intestinal bleeding.
Doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
Days after returning home from a trip to Washington, Hope began complaining about stomach pains.
He was rushed to the hospital yesterday.
His doctor says the ailment is typical for the elderly and is NOT considered life- threatening.
Hope is expected to spend about a week in the hospital.
[WIPE WIPE WIPE][Swayze]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[SUPER=03-Near Prescott Valley, AZ;]
Meanwhile, actor Patrick Swayze is O-K after crash- landing a plane in Arizona yesterday.
Swayze was NOT seriously injured.
An F-A-A spokesman says Swayze was alone in the twin- engine Cessna aircraft that was enroute from Los Angeles to New Mexico.
A witness says the plane's right wing was sheared off after hitting a light pole.
After the plane landed, Swayze flagged down a passing motorist to get a ride.
It's not clear what forced the plane down, but the F-A-A says there may have been pressurization problems.
And finally this afternoon--
It only took a matter of seconds to level a luxury condominium this morning Key Biscayne, Florida---
[SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL;]
Authorities ordered the implosion after determining that the structure was un- safe during hurricane season, which just began yesterday.
No one has ever lived inside the condo.
Ocean Tower One was under construction when a fire made the structure unsound.