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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......Sunny skies and warm temperatures are in store for today... Highs will be in the 80's. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has complete details coming up.







[7-11Halifax-Drugs]


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Authorities say a major cocaine operation in Southside has been put out of business.
Charles Torian of South Boston was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine.
Police say Torian was a major cocaine supplier in Halifax County, South Boston, and parts of North Carolina.
More arrests are expected.

[7-11VMI-Lawsuit]


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Another V-M-I tradition is being challenged in court.
Two cadets' complaint about the evening prayer before dinner officially marched into court yesterday.
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Neil Mellen and Paul Knick first brought it up in January.
V-M-I said they would NOT be required to stand or bow their heads in prayer, but that the tradition of saying grace in the mess hall would continue.
The A-C-L-U joined the battle yesterday by suing V-M-I's Superintendent on behalf of Knick and Mellen
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((A PUBLIC SCHOOL CANNOT ASSEMBLE STUDENTS, HAVE THEM STAND FOR A PRAYER AND THEN HAVE THEM GO ON THEIR WAY. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.))
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[OUT Q=something that is clearly unconstitutional.]
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The suit asks that a federal judge declare the practice unconstitutional and stop V-M-I from continuing it.
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[7-6-East]


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The public defenders office is taking the reigns in the case of a Lynchburg man accused of killing his wife last month.
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43- year- old John Wesley East was arrested for violating a protective order after Karen Williams East was found stabbed to death in her home April 28th.
Police say lab tests recently linked John East to the crime. Tuesday, he was charged with murder.
Yesterday afternoon, East told a judge he could not afford to hire his own attorney.
He'll be back in court for a preliminary hearing in August.
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[7-6-Proctor]


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Nearly two years ago -police tried to pull over Gary Wayne Proctor for going the wrong way on a one-way street in Roanoke.
But he didn't stop.
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In the course of the chase, Proctor eluded road blocks, rammed a police vehicle, kept driving even after police shot out the tires. At least seven rounds hit his vehicle.
It's still unclear why Proctor wouldn't stop. He told the judge yesterday that it was "out of character" for him to do such a thing.
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The judge reduced the charge of "eluding police" to "attempted assault and battery."
Proctor will likely be released from jail today, having served six months.

[WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Enjoy the outdoors today. It's going to be sunny and warm with highs in the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes.


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Norfolk Southern's stockholders will meet in Norfolk this morning - where executives are expected to talk about the company's financial situation. Meanwhile union members are expected to make their presence known there as well.
News 7's Business reporter Jennifer Miele will be in Norfolk today -- here's a look at what she'll cover.
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(( This fiscal year it's been a bumpy ride for everyone on board the Norfolk Southern train... from the top on down. A merger, a restructuring plan, and a slowing economy have left the current N-S one tenth smaller than it used to be.
But as company president David Goode is expected to report today, things are looking up.
Earnings quadrupled this quarter, and that's quite a change from last quarter's 48 million dollar loss.
But the bottom line came with a price.... Roanoke's foundry and car shops are closed.
Those employees are expected to make an appearance in Norfolk today.. union leaders are planning a rally outside the very hotel CEO David Goode and N-S shareholders will meet.
We'll have a live report at noon.
Jenifer Miele, News 7. ))

[45-11Xgr]


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The General Assembly isn't compromising over the state budget.
After a day of behind- the- scene negotiations, the Senate voted to adjourn until July.
Without a budget deal, the Senate guarantees the thing it opposes the most-- the 70-percent car tax phaseout demanded by the House and Governor Gilmore.
The Senate had insisted on no more than a 55-percent cut because of the softening economy.

[45-11Tourism]


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A new marketing campaign for Western Virginia is focusing on several African American cultural exhibits.
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Yesterday, the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled new print advertisements and brochures.
They will promote the Booker T. Washington National Monument, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture and other attractions in the area.
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((DAVE KJOLHEDE/CVB EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THIS IS JUST THE PLATFORM, THE STRUCTURE AND THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAT CAN BE ADDED TO IT, AND WE'LL BE DOING THAT OVER TIME, SO WE'RE EXCITED.))
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A state grant paid for the new marketing effort, and Kjolhede (COLE-heed) hopes a second round of funding will allow the bureau to advertise even more.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Today promises to be gorgeous..with lots of sunshine and highs reaching the 80s... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete outlook, coming up.



[8-11Audubon-Quartet]


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Virginia Tech has decided NOT to renew its contract with the Audubon Quartet, because of infighting within the group and lawsuits among its members.
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Some people tried to change that position with a protest and petition yesterday.
The Valley Music Lovers are asking the administration to reconsider and hire all four members of the quartet as artists in residence.
Many talked about the cultural importance the group brings to the New River Valley.
A Tech spokesman said yesterday that the school's position remains unchanged.
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[8-11Wiley]


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It'll be a busy, but HARMONIOUS schedule for the Roanoke Symphony's conductor.
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David Wiley has accepted a position as Music Director with the Long Island Philharmonic Orchestra in New York. But he'll keep his job in Roanoke, as well. Wiley will divide his time between both jobs. An official with the Roanoke Symphony announced yesterday that Wiley has agreed to stay on as Music Director and Conductor through June 30th of 2003. Wiley has been with the Roanoke Symphony since 1996.
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[8-6-Student-paper]


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There are probably plenty of readers pouring over the latest edition of G-W Danville's Chatterbox.
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A controversy broke out a month ago after students tried to print articles dealing with interracial dating, STD's, and teen pregancy.
The school board asked that real names not be used for fear the district could be held liable.
The Chatterbox staff agreed to print a letter from the school board explaining its position on the matter.
Magazine editors printed a disclaimer of their own saying they don't agree with any attempt to censor the Chatterbox.
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[8-Patriot-Domain]


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A proposed natural gas pipeline is fueling controversy--
But opponents face a tough battle to stop it, because of Eminent Domain.
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The project is called the Patriot Extension.
The pipeline would begin in Wythe County and travel through Carroll, Patrick, and Henry Counties before ending in Rockingham County North Carolina.
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To build it, Duke Energy will have to acquire easements from 460 landowners.
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((RICK SMITH/DUKE ENERGY: WE'RE NOT GOING TO COME IN AND LOW BALL ANYBODY WITH THE RESPECT TO THEIR PROPERTY. WE ARE GOING TO ACT IN GOOD FAITH. WE ARE GOING TO NEGOTIATE. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE CENTERED AROUND FAIR MARKET VALUE OF THEIR PROPERTY.))
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300 landowners have already signed a petition saying Duke Energy will have to condemn their land to get their property.
Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll introduce you to one woman who plans to take her fight to all the way to federal court.
We'll also tell you what her chances are of preventing this pipeline from being built on her land. (------------)