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Yesterday, Roanoke City Council crafted a compromise on whether Wiley drive should re-open to cars by approving one-way traffic through Smith Park.
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Opponents of the plan to reopen the road asked members of city council to delay their decision and study the issue a while longer.
But a majority of council agreed that one-way traffic would make room for walkers and cyclists, while maintaining access for others.
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((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: MAKE THE ENTIRE LENGTH ONE WAY, PUT UP BARRICADES TO SEPARATE THE VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FROM THE AUTOMOBILES AND THE WALKERS... AND TRY TO MEET EVERYONE'S NEED IN THIS ISSUE.))
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[OUT Q=and try to meet everyone's needs in this issue.]
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The decision appeared to satisfy few who had spoken on the issue... but council directed the city manager to develop a new one-way traffic plan.
They set no timetable for re-opening the road, and did not decide which direction the traffic will flow.
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A witness to the shooting at the Back Street Cafe last month says Ronald Gay opened fire after sitting at a table for a few minutes.

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Dalton Flowers testified at the preliminary hearing yesterday that Gay asked if he could sit at the table where he and Danny Overstreet were sitting.
Flowers said, "Sure, have a seat."
Without warning, a few minutes later, Gay started shooting.
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((CERTAINLY ON HIS MENTAL STATUS AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE, IN LIGHT OF HIS PAST CONTACT WITH THE V.A. HOSPITAL AND THINGS LIKE THAT, CERTAINLY, I THINK THERE WILL BE SOME INFORMATION DEVELOPED ALONG THAT LINE.))
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A first- degree murder charge was certified to the grand jury... in Overstreet's death.
Prosecutor Don Caldwell says at least some of the AGGRAVATED malicious wounding charges may have to be reduced, because many of those people who survived the shooting do not have severe, permanent injuries.
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[7-6-Carroll-Murder]


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Investigators in Carroll County are still looking a murder suspect.
42-year-old Donald Ricky Allen of Christiansburg was shot once in the back of the neck in front of a house on Buffalo Road on Sunday night.
The sheriff says Allen had been there with three friends.
Two were questioned about the shooting. Investigators still want to talk to another, who's believed to be in Tennessee.
The sheriff says the shooting MAY have been drug-related.

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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast..
Cloudy skies today, with possible rain on the way...highs a bit cooler...around 70.

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[45-11Rescue-Mission]


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More than a dozen people addressed Roanoke's City Council last night in opposition to an expansion plan by the Rescue Mission. In the past year, the Mission has solicited community input about their plans. But Meredyth Censullo reports, some Southeast residents say they don't believe their comments have been taken seriously.
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((DOES THE CITY OF ROANOKE WANT A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD WITH HARDWORKING, LAWABIDING CITIZENS OR DOES THE CITY WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO FIRST ENTER SE TO SEE A HUGE CAMPUS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT THE CITY, THE CITIZENS OR ITSELVES...))


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Rounds of applause broke out between speeches by several Southeast Roanoke residents, who say the Rescue Mission is bringing crime, drugs and transients into the neighborhoods they're working to fix up.
[nats - house demolition]
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Residents cite the demolition of three homes in Belmont. The homes don't belong to the Mission - but the land could become a part of the expansion project, which will include a home for women and children.


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((WE ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT ANY MORE OF OUR HOMES DESTROYED FOR IN THE PROCESS WE LOSE ANOTHER PIECE OF WHAT MAKES US HISTORIC BELMONT.))
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In the past year the Rescue Mission has addressed community concerns at three neighborhood walks and five public meetings. And it says it won't submit a final plan for the project until all of those concerns are addressed. But, it says, the needs of the less privileged need to be addressed too.

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((THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE WE TRY TO CHANGE AT THE MISSION HAVE EVERY BIT, ARE ENTITLED TO, THE SAME RIGHTS AS EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS COMMUNITY.))
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((AS IS THE CASE WITH ALL PUBLIC COMMENTS, CITY COUNCIL HAS TURNED THE ISSUE OVER TO CITY MANAGER DARLENE BURCHAM FOR R


EVIEW. MEREDYTH CENSULLO NEWS7 ROANOKE.)))) [45-5-UVA-Napster]


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Attorney General Mark Earley says U-V-A cannot block access to Napster through its Internet service provider, so students can still download from the music site.
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Napster is an Internet program that lets users share music without paying for it.
The company's continued existence is now a matter before the courts, and in a letter to UVA, Earley said the university should not take sides in the dispute.
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In Earley's words, "we are not nixing Napster", but he says his position could change if courts decide the web site violates copyright laws.

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Let's take another look at the Tuesday forecast...
We'll say goodbye to sunshine, at least for today...with rain a possibility and highs around 70.

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[8-6-Pitts-Murder]


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Authorities in Pittsylvania county are investigating a woman's murder.
Sheriff's deputies discovered the body of 47-year-old Sandra Oakes in her mobile home on Saturday.
They went to check on her because she hadn't been seen for a couple of days and relatives were worried.
Officials aren't saying how she was killed.

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The case of James "Meekey" Minor is far from settled--
His family members are asking for police documents related to the investigation of his death.
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Minor was killed September 10th when his motorcycle collided with a car.
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The accident happened minutes after a pursuit by Roanoke police. Last month the city released a report saying the police officer followed protocol during the pursuit.
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But Minor's relatives say they're still seeking justice and have found 10 witnesses whose recollections of the accident does not match police reports.
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((I'M ASKING THE INVESTIGATION BE TURNED OVER TO A CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD...NOT JUST BLACK CITIZENS....CITY WIDE COMMUNITY.))
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The Minor family is asking for all emergency and police reports, Minor's autopsy report and the names of all the officers involved in the case.


[8-11Va-Quarter]


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The new Virginia Quarter will soon be jingling in the pockets all over the country...
Its design features the founding of Jamestown.
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U-S Treasurer Mary Ellen Witherow joined Governor Jim Gilmore to unveil the Virginia quarter yesterday.
Gilmore chose the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery to represent the Commonwealth in the 50 State Quarters program.
How much did it matter that Virginia's already pushing the 400th anniversary of the English landing?
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ))
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More than a Billion quarters, minted over the next ten weeks, make the quarter a powerful advertising vehicle in pockets across America.
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Checking your forecast now...clouds will stick around for the day, along with cooler temperatures.
Look for a high this afternoon near 70.

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