[7-11RU-486]

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The so-called-abortion pill, RU 4-86 receivedd approval from the F-D-A, it should be available to doctors within a month.
However, Planned Parenthood in Roanoke will not distribute the pills.
Women can only get surgical abortions at the clinic.
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The abortion pills will NOT be sold at the Roanoke Planned Parenthood clinic because the F-D-A requires a full time doctor be there to handle complications.
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((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE BLUE RIDGE ALREADY OFFERS MEDICAL ABORTIONS USING OTHER DRUGS IN OUR CHARLOTTESVILLE FACILITY. WE WILL MAKE MIFEPRISTONE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS WE CAN GET THE FIRST SHIPMENT IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.))
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood;]
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But one pro-life advocate says driving two hours to get the abortion pills could make it worse.
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((ANDREA SEXTON/VA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THIS IS A LONG DRAWN OUT PROCEDURE SO IF A WOMAN GOES TO CHARLOTTESVILLE TO GET THE PILL THEN COMES BACK TO ROANOKE, SHE WILL BE HOURS AWAY FROM A DOCTOR. SHE IS ALSO GOING TO EXPERIENCE THE ABORTION POSSIBLY AWAY FROM A MEDICAL SETTING.))
[SUPER=01-Andrea Sexton/Va. Society for Human Life;]
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The abortion pills will cost 250 to 350 dollars at the Charlottesville Planned Parenthood clinic.

[7-11Stanley-Pollution]


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Stanley Furniture settled an air pollution complaint brought by the federal government.
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The Environmental Protection Agency says the company has agreed to pay a 57-thousand dollar penalty for illegal emissions from its Stanleytown factory.
The firm will also spend about 237-thousand dollars to install new equipment on its furniture refinishing line.
Under terms of the agreement, Stanley neither admits nor denies it violated the Clean Air Act.
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[7-11Parents-Patrol]


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Parents will start patrolling Virginia's schools.
State troopers want the program
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


to start in Roanoke Co.
Last night, troopers spoke to parents at Hidden Valley Junior High.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE; THE IDEA IS TO CREATE WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAM FOR THE SCHOOLS. WE'RE GOING TO ASK PARENTS TO COME IN DURING THE DAY, BE THERE TO ASSIST FACULTY WITH SECURITY ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Virginia State Police]
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[OUT Q=with security issues.]
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Parents will patrol the hallways and parking lots and help control access to the school.
Similar presentations and programs will begin statewide in the near future.
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[7-11Holmes]


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A Bedford County man could spend more than 5 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter.
42-year old Larry Holmes pleaded guilty yesterday to killing Leroy Edgar Peter Junior during an argument last December.
Holmes will be sentenced in November.

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Taking a break from the news to check weather--
Morning clouds will give way to sunshine today..look for highs near 70.
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[45-11Stanley-Pollution]


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A Henry County company has settled an air pollution complaint brought by the federal government.
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The Environmental Protection Agency says Stanley Funiture has agreed to pay a 57-thousand dollar penalty for illegal emissions from its Stanleytown factory.
The firm will also spend about 237-thousand dollars to install new equipment on its furniture refinishing line.
Under terms of the agreement, Stanley neither admits nor denies it violated the Clean Air Act.
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[45-11Vigil]


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Several vigils have been held since Friday's shooting at the Back Street cafe. Last night Roanoke City leaders took center stage at a vigil in Elmwood Park to discuss changes they say must be made in hate crime legislation.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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With candles in hand hundreds gathered again to remember Friday night's shooting but this vigil brought more then the community together, city leaders came out as well.

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((DARLENE BURCHAM: WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY AS A PLACE WHERE THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN, IT'S A STRANGER WHO CAME INTO THIS COMMUNITY AND CAUSED THIS TRAGEDY.))
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Senator John Edwards was cheered on by the crowd when he said he was going to encourage passing hate crime legislation.


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((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: THERE IS SIMPLY NO PLACE FOR BIGOTRY, FOR DISCRIMINATION, OR HATRED IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
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And that's something Roanoke's gay community has demonstrated since the shooting.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ACTIVISTS SAY THE ONE THING THAT HAS STOOD OUT IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SHOOTING IS THE GAY COMMUNITY HAS NOT SHOWN ANY FEAR OF BEING THE TARGET OF A HATE CRIME.))
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Many say that's because of the support they've received.

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((CHRIS ROBERTSON: WE ARE GETTING THE ATTENTION WE NEED FROM THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THAT WE'RE NOT JUST A SMALL COMMUNITY THAT'S GOING TO BE IGNORED.))
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((LORI MCGEE: THE TURN OUT HERE TODAY REALLY SHOWS YOU THAT GAY RIGHTS AREN'T JUST GAY RIGHTS, THEY'RE HUMAN RIGHTS.))


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As the crowd made their way from Elmwood Park to the Back Street Cafe they walked in silence. Many took time to look at the sidewalk outside the bar to see how it's been replaced with flowers, candles, and posters.
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And while the Roanoke 7 will continue to be remembered the gay community says they will continue to speak out against hate crimes. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))


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Time now to check the Friday forecast---


After some clouds this morning....expect clearing by the afternoon.

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[8-11Retail-workers]


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August was a good month for employment in Virginia--
The unemployment record reached an all-time low last month.
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Higher wages aren't the only perk for full and part-time employees.
Sheetz now offers tuition reimbursement, health benefits, and 401-K plans for employees.
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((THOMAS MCCLURE/STORE MANAGER: WE ALSO HAVE VACATION PLANS, SICK DAYS, PERSONAL DAYS. WE HAVE A PICNIC ONE A YEAR FOR OUR EMPLOYEES. THIS YEAR WE WERE AT KING'S DOMINION.))
[SUPER=01-Thomas McClure/Store Manager]
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The Brambleton Deli is also enticing workers to stay longer.
Managers say the health benefits mean satisfied workers... and satisfied workers mean satisfied customers.
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[8-11Halifax-Grapes]


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Grapes may replace tobacco on some Halifax county farms--
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That's why the Halifax County Cooperative Extension office invited a grape production expert to talk to farmers this week.
A meeting was held last night for the Virginia Tech professor to answer questions.
He also visited half a dozen farms to survey the land.
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((TONY WOLF/STATE VITICULTURIST: I THINK THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL THAT I'M SEEING BASED ON TOPOGRAPHY. I THINK THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL HERE.))
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((MIKE HUDSON/TOBACCO GROWER: I'M LOOKING INTO DIFFERENT THINGS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO GROW TOBACCOS BUT THE ACREAGE WILL DECREASE UNLESS I MAKE SOME DRASTIC CHANGES.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Wolf/State Viticulturist]
[SUPER=01-Mike Hudson/Tobacco Farmer; :11]
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The professor will also be in Halifax County today.
He says it takes about 10 thousand dollars for each acre to start growing grapes.
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[8-11Surgery-Center]


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The long wait may be over for Lynchburg residents receiving outpatient surgery.
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Officials broke ground yesterday on a two- million dollar ambulatory surgery center near Lynchburg General Hospital.
The center will feature three operating rooms and will help ease overcrowding in the hospital's surgery schedule.

It also will offer a more customer- friendly environment.
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((TOM JIVIDEN/CENTRA HEALTH: HOPEFULLY THIS SETTING, BECAUSE IT WILL BE PURELY OUTPATIENT, WILL BE A LITTLE EASIER TO SCHEDULE AND A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBLE IN TERMS OF PATIENT REQUIREMENTS TOO.))
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[OUT Q=patient requirements too.]
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Doctors say they've lost patients to surgery centers in Roanoke and Charlottesville because of delays in Lynchburg's operating schedule.
The 12- thousand square foot facility should be completed by next Spring.
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Before we wrap up this morning, here's another look at the Friday forecast..
Morning clouds to start the day with...otherwise partly sunny with highs near 70.

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