[7-11Prof-Arrest]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[TAPE #=01-04 TC 1:10:10]
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An argument between two Virginia Tech Professors results in ones arrest.
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[VO-NAT]


It was at Pamplin Hall on Tuesday when Paulo Polanah, a black studies instructor and Larry Killough, an accounting professor, argued over the use of a classroom.
When no agreement could be met, Killough called police.
Yesterday, students told officials what they saw and addressed the issue of race possibly being a factor.
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[SOT-11:43:57, 5:50:35]

[IN-IM OUTRAGED] ((IM OUTRAGED THAT THEY WOULD EVEN THINK OR IMAGINE THAT THIS COULD BE A RACE ISSUE IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM WAS ANYTHING EVER SAID OR BROUGHT UP ABOUT RACE AND NOTHING WAS IMPLIED.)) ((IF FROM THE MOMENT THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSOR ENTERED THE ROOM AND HAD NOTICED A WHITE PROFESSOR WHETHER WHITE OR OLD WHETHER A FULL PROFESSOR OR EARLY ON AS POLANAH IS HIMSELF THE SITUATION WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME. ))
[SUPER=01-Reagan McMahon/Student, Accounting Class;:02]
[SUPER=01-Zohra Atmar/Student, Black Studies Class; :12]
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[OUT Q-THE SAME]
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[VO-NAT]


The university is investigating and has asked that the disorderly conduct charges against black studies professor Paulo Polanah be dropped.
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[7-AMTax-Scams]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-]
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Only three weeks until the tax deadline.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tonight at 6, News 7's business reporter Jennifer Miele will give you some tips on how to avoid tax scams.
She'll talk with Julie Wheeler from the Better Business Bureau.
Wheeler says don't be fooled by tax preparers who promise a big refund if you "fudge" information on your tax form.
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[SOT]

[tc:00:28:23]
[IN Q=That's not a good thing]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING, CAUSE IT ALL SHOULD BE ACCURATE AND HONEST INFORMATION. THEY SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO LURE YOU IN SAYING THEY CAN GET YOU A BIG REFUND.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau]
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[OUT Q=a big refund.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wheeler says remember... if there's a mistake on your tax return, the I-R-S will come after you.
More on tax scams tonight on News 7 at 6 Six.
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[7-11Boty-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Botetourt County is hoping two paid emergency workers can rescue it from a volunteer shortage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Training Video;]


The county has set aside 96-thousand dollars in next year's budget to hire two full-time rescue personnel.
They'll respond to emergency calls around the county when volunteers can't get there fast enough.
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[IN Q=With a paid crew here]

((GERALD BURGESS/BOTETOURT CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WITH A PAID CREW HERE, YOU CAN GET FROM HERE TO ANY PART OF THE COUNTY IN ABOUT 10 - 15 MINUTES. SO, THAT WOULD BE A WORST CASE SCENARIO, BUT AT LEAST PEOPLE WOULD KNOW HELP WAS ON THE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=was on the way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Botetourt rescue squad members say they've had a hard time recruiting new volunteers... especially to cover emergency calls during business hours.
The paid crew would respond to calls if volunteers are not dispatched within four minutes.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Taking a look now at your Friday Forecast - expect clouds and drizzle early today with mild temperatures nearing 60.
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[SUPER=314-A.M. Drizzle/Partly Cloudy/55-60/Mostly Cloudy/Chance of Showers/43-47;]
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[45-11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC-1:33:58]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Our latest NEWS 7 Mason Dixon poll shows Democrat Mark Warner is still ahead in this governor's race.
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[VO-NAT]


In a "head to head" matchup with Republican Attorney General Mark Earley, Mark Warner pulls 44 percent in our poll.

Mark Earley gets 37 percent support.
If Republican Lieutenant Governor John Hager wins his party's nomination instead, Mark Warner still wins, with a 45 percent showing in our poll to Hager's 33 percent support.
So while Mark Warner's celebrating his high name recognition and positive poll situation, Republican Governor Jim Gilmore may still be absorbing yesterday's poll.
Senate Republicans held a news conference yesterday to point out that 53 percent of Virginians support a "compromise like they're offering" on "no car tax."
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[IN Q=What the Governor I think did not]
[sot 11:48:35]

((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: WHAT THE GOVERNOR I THINK DID NOT COUNT ON, ONE, WAS THE SENSIBILITIES AND THE INTELLIGENCE AND THE REASONABLENESS OF THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA....THAT THEY WOULD BELIEVE US.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tommy Norment/(R) Williamsburg; ]
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[OUT Q=that they would believe us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor and First Lady have left the fight behind, on board Republican media tycoon Steve Forbes' yacht in the Carribean for a long weekend.
The "Highlander" is a 14 million dollar ride, complete with its own helicopter.
It entertained then-Governor Doug Wilder in Richmond in 1993.
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[45-11Paving-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Botetourt County's Sheriff's Department is warning residents to beware of spring driveway sealing scams.
Deputies arrested four men from West Virginia who they say took thousands of dollars from two local residents with a common hoax.
They promised the residents they'd seal their driveways with "leftover materials"... but did not.
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[VO: mugshots]
Chris Grady, Kevin Cornell, Milton Dorr and a juvenile were charged with the scam.
Grady was also charged with intent to distribute Oxycontin.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle warns residents to check out any contractors before hiring them.
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[45-11Kmart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC-1:33:32]
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The blue light special is back at KMart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

For more than 25-years this light has been a symbol of special discounts for the company. However in the early 90's the light was turned off, but this weekend it's being re-lit. Company officials hope the marketing concept will help K-Mart compete with retailers like Walmart and Target.
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[SOT 2:07:32]
[IN Q=we brought]

((WALT CASSADAY/MANAGER: WE BROUGHT IT BACK BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE USED TO HAVING AND OF COURSE MOST OF THE OLDER PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THE BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL AND WE'RE JUST ABLE TO OFFER SOME REALLY SUPER SPECIALS.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Cassaday/Manager]
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[OUT Q=really super specials.]
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[VO-NAT]

The blue light will be turned on Sunday when the store opens at 8.
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[8-11VMI-Carter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC-40:45]
[GRAPHIC=Jimmy Carter]


The humanitarian efforts of former President Jimmy Carter earned him special recognition in Lexington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


He went to Virginia Military Institute to accept the award.
Carter read what he said were words spoken by a great man to a group of graduates.
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[SOT 15:46]
[IN Q=I wish you]

((I WISH YOU THE JOY OF A PURPOSEFUL LIFE, A LIFE OF PURPOSE. I WISH YOU NEW WORLDS, AND THE VISION TO SEE THEM. I WISH YOU THE DECENCY AND NOBILITY OF WHICH YOU'RE CAPABLE. THOSE WORDS WERE SPOKEN BY THE VALEDICTORIAN IN 1961. HIS NAME WAS JONATHAN DANIELS.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Carter/Former President]
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[OUT Q=was Jonathon Daniels.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian award is named after a V-M-I alumnus who joined the fight against segregation in the South in the 60's.
Daniels was shot and killed, saving a young black woman named Ruby Sales.
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[8-11Paving-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC: 9:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Botetourt county authorities say residents should be wary of anyone who offers to "SEAL" their driveways.
Deputies arrested four men from West Virginia who they say took thousands of dollars from two local residents with a common hoax.
They promised the residents they'd seal their driveways with "leftover materials"... but did not.
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[VO: mugshots]
Chris Grady, Kevin Cornell, Milton Dorr and a juvenile were charged with the scam.
Grady was also charged with intent to distribute Oxycontin.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle warns residents to check out any contractors before hiring them.
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[8-11Tunstall-drums]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
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A Southside school is heading to Wisconsin to compete in an international musical competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The Tunstall High School percussion team will compete next weekend in the Winter Guard Interational World Finals in Milwaukee.
The event will determine the top percussion ensemble from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Tuntsall High school placed second last year and this year they're shooting for first.
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[SOT 52:07, 50:55]
[IN Q=We're going to have]

((KRISTEN BRAY/STUDENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES AND DEFINETELY HAVE PRIDE, DEDICATION, AND DETERMINATION.)) ((KRISIE KEEN/STUDENT: A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK WE CAN DO IT BECAUSE WE ARE IN SUCH A SMALL CITY AND STUFF BUT I THINK...WE'RE UP THERE WITH THE REST OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Kristen Bray/Student;:00]
[SUPER=01-Krisie Keen/Student;:05]
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[OUT Q=rest of them]
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[VO-NAT]


The team still needs to raise another 2-thousand dollars to pay for the trip.
They'll hold a fundraiser concert dinner tomorrow night at Tunstall High School.
Its begins at 5:30. (------------)