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[7-11D'Ville-Schools]
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Teachers in Danville are fed up.
And last night they let the school board know what exactly they're angry about.
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More than a hundred teachers turned out for the monthly school board meeting.
They're angry over reports that the board may extend the school day by as much as thirty minutes.
Teachers are also upset because they've been asked to cut back on heat, due to the high utility bills.
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[IN Q=our question is]

((KIM ROBERSON/DANVILLE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: OUR QUESTION IS IF WE'RE HAVING TROUBLE PAYING OUR UTILITY BILLS THEN WHY DO WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT EXTENDING OUR SCHOOL DAY.)) ((ROBERT LEE/DANVILLE TEACHER: THERE ARE STRONG FEELINGS AMONG TEACHERS THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCERNS WILL BE IGNORED.))
[SUPER=01-Kim Roberson/Danville Education Association]
[SUPER=01-Robert Lee/Danville Teacher]
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Some teachers say that assessment has led to low morale within the Danville school district.
The School board chairman says no one's even talked about extending the school day.
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[7-11Young]


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A criminal defense attorney from Martinsville has been convicted of tax evasion.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


The jury of 12 women found Rickey Young guilty on five counts of willful failure to file... for the five years in the mid-90's he did NOT file a federal tax return.
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Young was not allowed to tell the jury that the government had hoped to prove he was stealing cars, laundering money and selling drugs... but, he says, they couldn't prove that.
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((RICKEY YOUNG/CONVICTED TAX EVADER; I KNOW NOBODY WANTS TO BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN FOLLOW YOU AROUND FOR FIVE YEARS AND SPEND ALL THE MONEY ON YOU, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. MAYBE IT'LL NEVER BE PLAYED OUT IN COURT, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. I HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS TO ANYBODY ELSE.))
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Young won't be sentenced until April. He plans to appeal the conviction.
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[7-11Child-Death]


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The cause of a seven- year- old girl's death remains a mystery, even after an autopsy.
Salem Police found Maya M- Scott unresponsive when they arrived at her home on Irish Circle Wednesday afternoon.
She later died.
Officials say Scott had no major illnesses.
But Police do not suspect foul play.
Scott was in kindergarten at South Salem Elementary.
School officials say they've been told that there is no health concern for students who may have come in contact with Scott.
South Salem Elementary is accepting donations for her family.

[7-11Depot-Fire]


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It was apparently an accident that began the fire which damaged the former Virginian Railway depot.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday Night;]


The Depot Feed and Seed building went up in flames Monday night.
Investigators won't issue a final report before next week, but they believe a homeless man who lived near the building started a fire in a trash barrel to stay warm.
The barrel overturned, and the flames quickly spread to a trailer and then the building.
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Now taking a break from the news to check your weather forecast.... Expect a very windy-partly sunny day with temperatures reaching the upper 40's to 50. The wind will continue tonight and the lows will dip into the upper teens to low 20's


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[45-11Greenfield]


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A facility in Botetourt county is helping to prepare people for high- tech careers.
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The Greenfield Education and Training Center will offer classes in state- of -the- art computer labs and manufacturing training labs.
The center will also give start- up companies a place to begin business before moving into the industrial park.
While the building is done, classes won't begin until the middle of next month.
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[45-11Drag-Strip]


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Some Pittsylvania county residents want to put the brakes on a proposed drag strip.
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A Java man wants to build the quarter-mile drag strip on his land off of Route 832.
The property owner says it'll bring money and jobs to the area.
But many residents don't want the drag strip. They say it would harm this peaceful rural community.
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((LESLIE REDD/AREA RESIDENT: THIS THING IS GOING TO BRING MORE TRAFFIC, MORE POLLUTION, AND THE NOISE IS GOING TO BE UNBEARABLE.)) ((STONE GREGORY/PROPERTY OWNER: I DONT THINK ANY OF THE ARGUMENTS HOLD ANY WATER. IT WONT CHANGE THINGS SUBSTANTIALLY.))
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By a four to one vote, the Pittsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the drag strip.
Residents will head to court today-- They'll seek an injunction to prevent any construction until a lawsuit against the county is resolved.
They are suing to overturn the board's decision.
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[45-6-Covington-Bridge]


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Some Covington residents may have to make some changes in their morning commute. Officials say a bridge in Covington is unsafe so they have shut it down.
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Hawthorne Road Bridge was closed Wednesday.
Its pavement and supports are deteriorating.
Covington's city manager says he's aware of the problem, and he's asked V-DOT for funding to fix it.
No word yet on when the bridge will re-open.
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Checking your Friday forecast again--
Partly sunny and very windy...with highs in the upper 40s to near 50.

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[8-11Child-Death]


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Autopsy results were not conclusive enough in the investigation of a seven- year- old girl's death.
Salem Police found Maya M- Scott unresponsive when they arrived at her home on Irish Circle Wednesday afternoon.
She later died.
Officials say Scott had no major illnesses.
But Police do not suspect foul play.
Scott was in kindergarten at South Salem Elementary.
School officials say they've been told that there is no health concern for students who may have come in contact with Scott.
South Salem Elementary is accepting donations for her family.

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An accident, NOT arson, is said to be the cause of a destructive fire at the former Virginian Railway depot.
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The Depot Feed and Seed building went up in flames Monday night.
Investigators won't issue a final report before next week, but they believe a homeless man who lived near the building started a fire in a trash barrel to stay warm.
The barrel overturned, and the flames quickly spread to a trailer and then the building.
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[8-2-11Young]


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A Martinsville attorney faces time behind bars for not paying his income taxes.
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The jury of 12 women found Rickey Young guilty on five counts of willful failure to file... for the five years in the mid-90's he did NOT file a federal tax return.
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Young was not allowed to tell the jury that the government had hoped to prove he was stealing cars, laundering money and selling drugs... but, he says, they couldn't prove that. Young says he will appeal the jury's verdict.
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((I DON'T, I UNDERSTAND, BUT I DON'T AGREE WITH IT. I JUST HAVE TO HOPE THE LAW INTERVENES. I STILL DON'T THINK THAT IT'S WILLFUL FAILURE TO FILE.))
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Young won't be sentenced until April.
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[8-6-Covington-Bridge]


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Officials say a bridge in Covington is unsafe so they have shut it down.
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Hawthorne Road Bridge was closed Wednesday.
Its pavement and supports are deteriorating.
Covington's city manager says he's aware of the problem, and he's asked V-DOT for funding to fix it.
No word yet on when the bridge will re-open.
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[8-Motor-Carrier]


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In Bedford county, authorities are making it a bit safer to ride alongside tractor trailers.
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The Bedford County sheriff's department yesterday unveiled its new motor carrier safety unit- and put it into action on Route 501 near Big Island.
A team of deputies has been specially trained to inspect tractor trailers and identify safety violations such as worn brakes or broken lights.
Sheriff Mike Brown says the unit will be deployed in areas where people have complained about unsafe trucks in recent years.
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Let's take another look at the forecast as we head toward the weekend--
Partly sunny and very breezy out there...with highs nearing 50 this afternoon.

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