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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Look for increasing sunshine today with temperatures in the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just few moments.



[7-11Discrimination]


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A Montgomery County man says he was fired after two days on the job because he's disabled.
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Garland Conner lost his right hand in a hunting accident when he was 16. Conner says he was fired from Willcar Courier Service, and was never paid for his two days of work. A complaint filed in federal court yesterday seeks compensation for Conner, including punitive damages for what it calls the company's "unlawful conduct."
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[IN Q=They made me feel]

((GARLAND CONNER: THEY MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS CHEWING GUM ON THE BOTTOM OF THEIR FOOT. LIKE THEY'D LIKE TO GET RID OF ME. I'VE DONE A LOT OF PRAYING OVER THIS, CAUSE I'M A CHRISTIAN PERSON. I DON'T BELIEVE IN TAKING PEOPLE TO COURT. I HAVEN'T DONE IT SO FAR. BUT MY WIFE SAID IF YOU DON'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, YOU WON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT ANYTHING.))
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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is involved.
It says when Willcar's president learned of Conner's disability he "expressed concern over the impression that Conner's physical appearance would have on clientele." Willcar has not returned our calls.

[7-11Oxycontin]


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Industries are coming together to help stop the abuse of the prescription drug Oxycontin A task force ..
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

created by former Attorney General Mark Earley met for the second time in Roanoke yesterday. The group consists of medical personnel, pharmacists, law enforcement officers, school officials and even the company that makes the drug. In its effort to be part of the SOLUTION, and not the problem, Purdue Pharma created tamper resistant prescription pads to cut down on prescription fraud.
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[IN Q=We're also working on a new formulation of medications...]

((DR. DAVID HADDOX/PURDUE PHARMA: WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON A NEW FORMULATION OF MEDICATIONS THAT ARE ABUSE RESISTANT. SO, IF YOU TAKE THE MEDICATIONS LIKE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO YOU GET GOOD PAIN CARE. IF YOU TRY TO ABUSE THEM YOU GET NOTHING.))
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[OUT Q=abuse them you get nothing.]
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Virginia State police say crimes associated with Oxycontin are levelling off, but that the number of FEMALE offenders is increasing. The report should be completed this fall.
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[7-11Bank-robbery]


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He slipped past police three years ago after robbing a bank in South Boston. Yesterday, police announced two arrests in that case.
They've indicted 25-year old Kent Randall Bowman of Nelson and 22-year old Eric Allen Tollerson of Boydton.

The pair allegedly made off with about 36-hundred dollars from the One Valley Bank branch in South Boston in June of 1998.


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... Dryer weather returns today with temperatures reaching into the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the forecast details coming up after the news.



[45-11Bedford-Schools]


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The chairman of the Bedford County School board is finding his position in jeopardy.
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Members Betty Earle and Mark Goode want Jim Fields removed as school board chairman for allegedly leaking confidential student information to the press.
Earle says Fields suggested to the media her son got preferential treatment when he was appointed to the Governor's School this semester.
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((MARK GOODE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THERE'S BEEN STUDENT INFORMATION RELEASED, NAME OF THE STUDENT HAS BEEN RELEASED TO THE PRESS, AND WHEN WE'RE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION WE'RE TOLD FROM THE GET-GO THAT EVERYTHING WE DO BEHIND CLOSED DOORS STAYS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.)) ((BETTY EARLE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I DON'T THINK THE MAN DESERVES TO BE CALLED THE CHAIRMAN. AS I READ THE ETHICS CODE WE JUST SIGNED MAY 24TH, HE'S ALREADY ABUSED 7 OUT OF THE 12 ETHICS CODES WE ALL SIGNED.))
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Fields declined to comment after the meeting.
The board will vote next month on whether to remove him as chairman ... AND from the Governor's School committee.
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[45-11Martin]


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He's a businessman who's never been elected to office before. But that's not stopping Dana Martin.
He's running for the House of Delegates in the 8th district.
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A self-described conservative democrat, Martin is challenging House majority leader- Morgan Griffith. Martin says the Republican leadership in Richmond has ignored the people of Virginia by not agreeing on a budget.
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((DANA MARTIN/(D) CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES; THE BENEFIT TO UNSEATING OUR DELEGATE IS THAT IF WE HAVE A MAJORITY LEADER WHO IS NOT EFFECTIVELY REPRESENTING US, THEN WE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE A FRESHMAN WHO IS EFFECTIVELY REPRESENTING US.))
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Martin received backing from Democratic leaders from around the state including gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner.
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[45-11Storms]


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Some much needed rain finally came yesterday ... but not without leaving behind some damage.
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Strong winds blew down many trees in Southeast and Southwest Roanoke and in the Tanglewood mall area of Roanoke County.
This tree on 27th street in South Roanoke fell on a car.
Luckily, the two people inside were not hurt.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... A cloudy start to the day but the sunshine will break through later.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just few moments.






[8-11Bank-robbery]


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He was described as unusually thin when he eluded police three years ago after robbing a bank in South Boston.
Yesterday, police announced they've made two arrests in that case.
They've indicted 25-year old Kent Randall Bowman of Nelson and 22-year old Eric Allen Tollerson of Boydton.

The pair allegedly made off with about 36-hundred dollars from the One Valley Bank branch in South Boston in June of '98.
The gunman carried a sawed-off shotgun and was covered from head to toe. The tellers said he might have stood 6-feet tall but weighed no more than about 110 pounds.

[8-11Monty-Schools]


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Two students in Montgomery County are being forced to switch schools after six years. . . all because of a new computerized bus routing system.
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The (De-bag-ees) Dabagahi's live on the Floyd-Montgomery County line. Their children, an 8th and 10th grader, have attended Montgomery County Schools without a problem until this year. Days before classes started, they were told the children had to switch to Floyd County High School because they were outside district lines.
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((M.G .DABAGAHI/PARENT; IF WE WERE NOTIFIED AT THE END OF THE YEAR LAST YEAR WE WOULD HAVE PLANNED IT BETTER WE WOULD HAVE PREPARED THE KIDS, WE WOULD HAVE MOVED THEIR FILES.))
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[OUT Q=MOVED THEIR FILES.]
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The Montgomery County Superintendent declined an interview... but says the new busing system showed the family out of district. The (Debagees) Debaghi's offered to pay tuition for the kids to stay in the same school... but the offer was rejected.

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[8-11Kilgore-Birthday]


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The wife and kids think it's the perfect gift ..
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"Shhhh!" writes Marty Kilgore, about her husband Jerry's 40th birthday yesterday.
"I want to surprise Jerry..."
The best way to do that, according to Marty, Kelsey, and Klarke, is to donate 40 dollars to Dad's Republican campaign for Attorney General.
It's NOT a tactic his opponent says he'd take.
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((DONALD MCEACHIN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: MY WIFE IS A VERY PRIVATE PERSON...WISH JERRY A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.))
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[OUT Q=wish Jerry a very happy birthday.]
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Donald McEachin turns 40 later in October -- still in time to get good wishes, if NOT money, before election day. (------------)