[7-11Grant]

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A Danville man is behind bars after being conviced of murdering his girlfriend.
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Tuesday night, a judge found 23- year old Ray Matthew Grant guilty of first- degree murder for killing 45 year old Mary Johnson.
Grant admitted killing Johnson. He stabbed her 75 times.
The defense did not present any evidence.
Grant will be sentenced next month.
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[7-11Garage-fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Central Warehouse in Martinsville has significant fire damaged from Tuesday's blaze..the damage is estimated at 250-thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The fire started Tuesday night at the building where the city's industrial supplies are stored.
A passerby saw the flames and called 911. The building did not have smoke detectors.
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[IN Q=It's quite disturbing]

((JERRY BROCK/MARTINSVILLE FIRE CHIEF: IT'S QUITE DISTURBING TO US WHEN IT HAPPENS TO US. WE PREACH FIRE SAFETY IT'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO TRY TO AVOID AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO AVOID IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Brock/Martinsville Fire Chief;]
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[OUT Q=to avoid it]
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Chief Brock says the fire probably started from an electrical short.
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[7-11Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
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Greenfield Elementary might open it's doors this fall afterall. Botetourt County politicians say by tonight they might have a half million dollars to open the school.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

To open Greenfield, the school board says it can spend less money in other schools to build classroom walls. Kids would go without a new bus. County supervisors say they'll pitch in about 300-thousand-dollars -- but that still puts them about 100-thousand-dollars short.
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[SOT 3:37:50]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((I THINK IT'S HAD A VERY NEGATIVE EFFECT ON CHILDREN. THEY GET THEIR HOPES UP AS TO WHERE THEY'LL BE GOING TO SCHOOL, GET THE RUG DRAGGED OUT FROM UNDER THEM. BUTT BUTT BUTT AND I THINK THAT'S VERY HARD ON KIDS. I KNOW IT'S HARD ON PARENTS. THERE ARE PROBABLY PARENTS TRYING TO GET DAYCARE ARRANGED.))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Benson/Parent;]
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[OUT Q=daycare arranged]
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[VO-NAT]

School board members hope to make a decision at their meeting tonight.
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[7-Cystic-Fibrosis]


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[GRAPHIC=Cystic Fibrosis]

Hollins university is hosting the Great strides walk this weekend...the goal is to raise money for cystic Fibrosis Research.
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[VO NAT] Pediatric Pulmonologist Deborah Froh thinks doctors are closer than ever to finding a cure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]
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[IN Q=For our]

((DR. DEBORAH FROH/CF CENTER DIRECTOR: FOR OUR PATIENTS WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS BEING DIAGNOSED NOW WE HAVE A REALLY POSITIVE OUTLOOK, WHEREAS YEARS AGO, THE OUTLOOK WAS NOT SO GREAT, THINGS ARE REALLY DIFFERENT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Deborah Froh/Cystic Fibrosis Center Director; ]
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[OUT Q=different now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke valley residents have supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation so much in the past few years that the foundation is opening an office in Roanoke.
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[7Weather]


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Now, let's take a break from the news to check the forecast... You'll have a sunny day today with light breezes from the southwest.. Highs will reach the upper 80's.. Tonight will be clear and the breezes will continue... lows will dip into the 50's



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[45-11Ferrell]


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[WRITER=khu/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC57:09]
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Help Wanted-- A new Dean of Faculty for V-M-I.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/November 5]


Alan Ferrell has been the Dean or Acting Dean for most of his four and a half years at the Virginia Military Institute, but is now being replaced.
The Class of 2001 made him an honorary Brother Rat, entitling him to wear their Class Ring.
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[IN Q=I walked the]

((BRIG. GEN. ALAN FERRELL/VMI DEAN: I WALKED THE MILESTONES, ALONG WITH THE CADETS. I MADE THE PARADES WITH THEM. I CRAWLED THROUGH THE MUD WITH THEM. I STOOD IN THE RAIN WITH THEM. BUT I THINK THEY SENSE, BEYOND THAT KIND OF SUPERFICIAL THING, THEY SENSE WHEN YOU LOVE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Ferrell/VMI Dean]
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[OUT Q=you love them.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Though he's enormously popular with cadets, he's being eased out of administration.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ANCHOR=HOLD]


Some say he's too controversial, not quite "politically correct."
He'll be on sabbatical in the Fall, then return to teaching full time next Spring.
Associate Dean William Stockwell has been named Ferrell's temporary replacement.

[45-11robb]


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[WRITER=tha]
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U-S Senator Chuch Robb is trying to push a federal hate crime bill through Congress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 1999 is currently stalled.
Yesterday, the Democrat introduced a resolution urging his fellow lawmakers to approve the bill.
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[SOT 00:04:27]
[IN Q=Basically ]

((CHUCK ROBB: BASICALLY THIS WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CRIMES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE LEGISLATION AND WILL SEEK TO PROVIDE THE SENTENCING THAT WAS FIRST ATTEMPTED BACK IN THE 102ND CONGRESS.))
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[OUT Q=102nd congress.]
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[VO-NAT]


The press conference was held to mark the second anniversary of the death of James Byrd Junior who was dragged to death by three white men in Texas.
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[45-11Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sch]
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Union employees of Dan River, Incorporated have a new contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The union rejected the company's contract two months ago, but last night employees changed their minds.
Dan River spokesperson Joe Bouknight (BOCK-night) says the company is pleased with the long term agreement.
The five year contract goes into effect today.
(Bock-night) Bouknight says the union voted on the original contract with some modification but would not go into the details of the new contract.
The original proposal gave the textile company the flexibility of extending shift hours and cutting down on overtime pay.
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[45-11Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Virginia's Smart Road will be a real "road test" for the U-S government...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March;]


Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute got a 15-million dollar, three-year contract from the U-S Department of Transportation yesterday.
National highway safety officials hope to find answers to common traffic hazards on the Smart Road.
The road opened for business in March.
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[45Weather]


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[WRITER=don]
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Checking your Thursday forecast...
Sunny and warm today, with southwesterly winds.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Staying clear tonight with lows in the mid 50s.
Peeking ahead to the next five days...


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[8-6-Card-Shop]


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The Roanoke lingerie shop, that also served as an escort service, recently closed its doors in the Wasena area of the city. Mike Stevens says it appears that a change of merchants was just what the neighborhood had wished for.
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[SUPER=01-Ronnie Leftwich/Sports Card Shop Owner; :17]
[SUPER=@mike2; :27]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7."]

(( Old gaudy has been replaced by Old Glory on Main Street. A&R sports cards recently moved into the space formally occupied by "Delightful Occasions." Much to the delight of the area's residents. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) Leftwich and his wife Aleta opened their shop last month, and literally began cleaning up the neighborhood. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) Now the only see through things in the store are the glass cases that house the trading cards. ((RONNIE LEFTWICH:)) The couple hopes collecting Ted Williams and not teddys will prove beneficial for everyone. Mike Stevens, News 7.))

[8-11Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=sch/sbu]
[TAPE#=500-18 TC04:14]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville man has been convicted of murdering his girlfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Tuesday;]


Tuesday night, a judge found 23- year old Ray Matthew Grant guilty of first- degree murder for killing 45 year old Mary Johnson.
Grant admitted killing Johnson by stabbing her 75 times.
The defense did not present any evidence.
Grant will be sentenced next month.
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[8-11Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:47:53]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


After much debate, Greenfield elementary may open it's doors this fall.... Botetourt County politicians say they might have the half million dollars needed to open the school after tonight's school board meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

To open Greenfield, the school board says it can spend less money in other schools to build classroom walls. Kids would have to go without a new bus. County supervisors say they'll pitch in about 300-thousand-dollars -- but that still puts them about 100-thousand-dollars short.
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[SOT 3:37:50]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((I THINK IT'S HAD A VERY NEGATIVE EFFECT ON CHILDREN. THEY GET THEIR HOPES UP AS TO WHERE THEY'LL BE GOING TO SCHOOL, GET THE RUG DRAGGED OUT FROM UNDER THEM. BUTT BUTT BUTT AND I THINK THAT'S VERY HARD ON KIDS. I KNOW IT'S HARD ON PARENTS. THERE ARE PROBABLY PARENTS TRYING TO GET DAYCARE ARRANGED.))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Benson/Parent;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=daycare arranged]
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[VO-NAT]

School board members hope to make a decision at their meeting tonight.
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[8Weather]


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[WRITER=don]
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast again...
Lots of sunshine again today....with highs warming into the mid 80s.
Staying clear tonight with light winds and lows in the mid 50s.
As for the next five days...




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