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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... The Short family home is auctioned off - but the NEW owner says he won't be living there.
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...and bombings in Bangladesh leave more than a dozen dead and another 2-hundred injured.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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A water main break is causing some traffic problems for motorists in Roanoke this morning. The main broke early this morning on Jefferson Street downtown - between Franklin Road and Williamson Road. That portion of the road will be closed to traffic most of the day today while repairs are being made. Utility workers say water service to buildings on that street should be restored later this morning. In the meantime, motorists are being urged to take a different route.



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[****ANCHOR TAG****] A former crime scene turned into an auction house this weekend. Relatives of the Short family auctioned off the Henry County family's home, business and belongings. More than three hundred people gathered yesterday to place their bids, but as Justin McLeod tells us, closing sales on many personal items doesn't mean complete closure on the family's frustration.
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[SOT 12:47]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Floyd Anderson/Auctioneer; :10]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Crumb/Ferrum Resident; :34]
[SUPER=01-Frank Arrington/Short Family Member; :49]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Henry county]

((((NAT SOUND OF AUCTIONEER AT 12:47))
This is not your typical auction.
This is after all the Oak Level home of the late Michael, Mary, and Jennifer Short.
[SOT 32:45]
[IN Q=We've probably got]

((FLOYD ANDERSON/AUCTIONEER: WE'VE PROBABLY GOT 75-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE SPECTATORS, THEY JUST WANTED TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
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[OUT Q=was going on]


What went on Saturday is an auction of the family's home, personal property, and equipment from Michael's mobile home-moving business.
The auction began at 10 and took more than six hours to complete.
In the end, Bobby Crumb of Ferrum paid 83-thousand dollars for the home and additional property.
[SOT 52:07; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=What's it like buying]

((BOBBY CRUMB/FERRUM RESIDENT: WHAT'S IT LIKE BUYING A HOUSE THAT WAS THE SCENE OF A GRUESOME MURDER LIKE THIS? IT'S NOT GOOD, NOT GOOD I DON'T FEEL LIKE.))
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[OUT Q=don't feel like]


That is why Crumb has no desire to live here.
In fact, he plans to sell the home and the property.
[SOT 16:56]
[IN Q=It's almost like]

((FRANK ARRINGTON/SHORT FAMILY MEMBER: IT'S ALMOST LIKE NO A LOT OF PEOPLE HAS AN INTEREST IN IT BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE.))
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[OUT Q=what happened here]


But many did have an interest in seeing inside the home.
There's the carport where Michael was found dead, the room where investigators found Mary, and the bedroom where Jennifer was taken.
There was no evidence of the slayings remaining in the house except dust from fingerprinting.
[SOT 28:51]
[IN Q=This auction brings some]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THIS AUCTION BRINGS SOME BUT NOT COMPLETE CLOSURE FOR THE SHORT FAMILY. AFTER ALL, A KILLER IS STILL ON THE LOOSE. IT'S BEEN NEARLY FOUR MONTHS SINCE THE SHORT'S WERE FOUND MURDERED AND AUTHORITIES HAVE YET TO MAKE AN ARREST IN THIS CASE.))
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[OUT Q=in this case]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF THE AUCTION))
Several of the Short family members showed up for the auction.
They are frustrated but optimistic.
[SOT 17:28]
[IN Q=Four months later]

((FRANK ARRINGTON: FOUR MONTHS LATER WE'D LIKE TO SOMEBODY BE INCARCERATED FOR THIS BUT WHEN THAT HAPPENS IS ANYBODY'S GUESS.))
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[OUT Q=is anybody's guess]

Until then-- the family says it will remain hopeful this mystery will one day be solved.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))

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The Shorts' personal property went for approximately 57-thousand dollars, bringing the total for the auction to more than 140-thousand dollars.


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Bangladesh has issued a national security alert in response to several bombing yesterdays.
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18 people were killed and more than 200 injured in the bombings that targeted several movie theaters. Nearly 2-thousand people were inside the theaters at the time celebrating the end of Ramadan.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Police have detained 21 theaters employees for questioning and arrested several opposition activists.
Bangladesh believes the attacks could be the work of the al Qaeda network or another terrorist group.
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In the Carolinas, police found the bodies of two men yesterday who died of carbon monoxide poisoning as they tried to heat their frozen homes. More than 200 others have sought medical help for carbon monoxide poisoning. This morning, more than a million homes and businesses are still in the dark from last week's ice storm. Duke Power officials say they've made some progress, but it could be Wednesday before power is restored to many customers. [wx toss]

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[BOTH MICS HOT] A recent audit of the Roanoke School System is raising many questions over policies and ethics. Coming up a little later on News 7 Sunday Morning - Keith Humphry will sit down with Superintendent Wayne Harris to find out the facts from the fiction.
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But first
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One new restaurant owner sees the tides of change rolling into downtown Lynchburg - and area business people hope this is the start of the city's revitalization.
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It's been said that half of all new restaurants fail in the first year.
But a Lynchburg entrepreneur intends to beat those odds...and become part of a growing business movement downtown.

Steve Smallshaw tells us more in this week's "Virginia Profile".

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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Tsuei/Restaurant Owner; :14]
[SUPER=01-Terri Proffitt/Lynch's Landing; 1:27]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

((
John Tsuei is a man who likes a challenge.
After managing several Chinese restaurants, Tsuei decided to open his own.
He could have located anywhere, but he chose this spot on Lynchburg's Main Street. ((JOHN TSUEI/RESTAURANT OWNER: SOME OF THE OTHER AREAS WERE ACTUALLY ALREADY SET UP NICER SO TO SPEAK. WE CAME IN HERE, I HAD TO DO A LOT OF WORK, ME AND MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS PUTTING EVERYTHING TOGETHER, BUT IT TURNED OUT, I FEEL, REALLY NICELY FOR ALL OF US.))
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[OUT Q=all of us.]
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((ONE, TWO, THREE... (clapping) ))
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Some might doubt Tsuei's choice of downtown.
Outside normal weekday business hours, Lynchburg's inner city has not been a destination of choice for most residents.
But Tsuei sees that changing.
[SOT 13:26:14]

((JOHN TSUEI: WE'D LIKE TO BE A PART OF IT. IT WAS A VERY NICE IDEA, WE ACTUALLY GOT TO SEE THE THINGS CHANGING AND IMPROVING RATHER THAN JUST HEARING PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IT OR SEEING PICTURES SO IT MADE US FEEL MORE CONFIDENT IN TAKING THE CHANCE AND GOING FOR IT. OWNING A SMALL BUSINESS HAS BEEN A GOAL WE'VE ALWAYS HAD SO IT JUST KIND OF ALL FELL TOGETHER AS FAR AS THAT WENT.))
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[OUT Q=as that went.]


It's now starting to come together for the Lynchburg downtown.
Theaters, restaurants and specialty shops are popping up all along the riverfront.. each one feeding on the other's success.
[SOT 13:37:42]

((TERRI PROFFITT/LYNCH'S LANDING: WE'RE HAPPY THAT NEW BUSINESSES ARE CHOOSING TO COME DOWNTOWN. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, HE'S A YOUNG MAN, HE'S VERY ENERGETIC AND SO THAT KIND OF ENTHUSIASM IS IMPORTANT TO US.))
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[OUT Q=important to us.]
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(( IT DOES GIVE PEOPLE A REASON TO STAY DOWNTOWN AFTER WORK AS WELL AS MAKE A TRIP DOWNTOWN TO ENJOY A NICE MEAL. AND WITH THE WHOLE REVITALIZATION PLAN IN PLACE, IN A FEW YEARS WE'LL BE ABLE TO PUT TOGETH ER A REAL NICE EVENING FOR YOU WITH DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT AND EVERYTHING.))
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[OUT Q=and everything.]


With a back to basics approach to both service and food quality, Tsuei figures to succeed here for many years.

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((JOHN TSUEI: I THINK ONCE PEOPLE GET TO KNOW US, WE'LL BE FINE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WE'RE HERE YET, WE'VE BEEN GETTING THE WORD OUT AS MUCH AS WE CAN. AND ONCE THEY GIVE US A TRY, I THINK I'M PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THEM COMING BACK.))
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[OUT Q=them coming back.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Coming up on News 7 Sunday Morning...... U-N officials get their first look at the weapons report from Iraq....
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and the estate sale of a murdered Henry County family attracts more than 3-hundred bidders.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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Iraq says the declaration it delivered yesterday to the U-N proves it has no weapons of mass destruction.
But U-S officials are skeptical they want to make sure it complies with U-N terms.
Drew Levinson has details.
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[IN Q=It's a bold declaration]
[SUPER=01-Hussan Mohammed Amin/Iraqi National Monitoring Program; :21]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :51]
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((ITS A BOLD DECLARATION--NUMBERING ABOUT 12-THOUSAND PAGES. SATURDAY IRAQ UNVEILED A MASS OF DATA ABOUT ITS ARSENAL.
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IT COMES ONE DAY BEFORE THE UNITED NATIONS DEADLINE. IRAQI OFFICIALS TURNED OVER BOXES OF DOCUMENTS AND C-D ROMS TO WEAPONS INSPECTORS. ...SAYING THE CONTENTS WILL PROVE WHAT IRAQ HAS SAID ALL ALONG.

SOT - HUSSAN MOHAMMED AMIN/HEAD OF IRAQI NATL' MONITORING PROGRAM

"I reiterate to you that Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction."
THE WEAPONS REPORT COMES ONE MONTH AFTER A TOUGH U-N SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION GAVE BAGHDAD ONE LAST CHANCE...TO DISARM, OR FACE U-S MILITARY ACTION. IN HIS WEEKEND RADIO ADDRESS, PRESIDENT BUSH WAS QUICK TO REMIND IRAQ, THAT 'THIS' IS THE FINAL TEST.

SOT - PRESIDENT BUSH "The declaration must be credible and accurate and

complete, or the Iraqi dictator will have demonstrated to the world once again that he has chosen not to change his behavior."

(STANDUP BRIDGE) DREW LEVINSON/NEW YORK, NY

ONCE THE REPORT ARRIVES HERE AT THE UNITED NATIONS ON SUNDAY -- IT COULD BE WEEKS BEFORE SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS SEE WHAT'S IN IT. MANY OF THE PAGES MUST BE TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC, THEN CHECKED AGAINST INFORMATION IN A MILLION PAGE DATABASE.

(nats..inspectors today)

U-N INSPECTORS WILL GET FIRST CRACK AT THE REPORT -- AND EXPERTS SAY THEY'LL BE LOOKING LESS AT WHAT'S IN IT...AND MORE AT WHAT MAY BE MISSING. U-N TEAMS ARE STILL WAITING FOR EXPLANATIONS ABOUT SOME OF THE SITES THEY SCRUTINIZED IN THE 1990'S.
(nats..documents..)

EVEN AS ARMS EXPERTS BEGIN TO WADE THROUGH THE THOUSANDS OF PAGES OF WEAPONS DOCUMENTS, INSPECTORS ON THE GROUND IN BAGHDAD ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR EVIDENCE OF THEIR OWN. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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A house that was once a crime scene went on the auction block yesterday.
Relatives of the Short family sold the family's belonging this weekend to pay back taxes and other debts.
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The Family's home, personal property and equipment from Michael Short's mobile home business were up for grabs.
More than 3-hundred people gathered to place their bids.
Bobby Crumb of Ferrum paid 83-thousand dollars for the home and additional property.
[SOT 52:07; TAPE 2]
[IN Q=What's it like buying]

((BOBBY CRUMB/FERRUM RESIDENT: WHAT'S IT LIKE BUYING A HOUSE THAT WAS THE SCENE OF A GRUESOME MURDER LIKE THIS? IT'S NOT GOOD, NOT GOOD I DON'T FEEL LIKE.))
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Crumb doesn't plan to live in the house but to sell it. In all the Short's belongings sold for more than 140-thousand dollars.
Meanwhile, no one has been arrested in the Short murders.
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[IN Q=Four months later]

((FRANK ARRINGTON: FOUR MONTHS LATER WE'D LIKE TO SOMEBODY BE INCARCERATED FOR THIS BUT WHEN THAT HAPPENS IS ANYBODY'S GUESS.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Arrington/Short Family Member;]
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[OUT Q=is anybody's guess]
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In August, Michael and Mary Short were found murdered inside their Oak Level home and their daughter Jennifer was abducted and later found dead in North Carolina.
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It was an "Olde Virginia Christmas" at the Booker T- Washington National Monument this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]

Nearly three- hundred people braved the cold to take a candle- light tour of the Burrough's Plantation as it was during the Civil War. Workers with the National Park Service dressed in period costumes to tell the story of both the Burroughs and the slaves.
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[IN Q=I talk about freedom]

((DIANNE HARRIS/HOLLINS UNIVERSITY STUDENT: I TALK ABOUT FREEDOM AND HOW MUCH WE WANT THE UNION ARMY TO WIN AND I ALSO HOPE THAT BY NEXT BIG TIMES THAT WE WILL ALL BE FREE. SO THIS IS A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS BETWEEN THE SLAVES VERSION OF CHRISTMAS, WHICH IS THE BIG TIMES, AND THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION THAT THE MASTER AND THE MISTRESS OF THE PLANTATION WOULD CELEBRATE.))
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[vo-nat] Visitors also got to see how people decorated for the holidays during the Civil War. And, park service workers also explained why the year 1864 was so significant in Booker T. Washington's life.
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[IN Q=They could tell]

((TIMOTHY SIMS/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: THEY COULD TELL THAT THERE WAS A CHANCE THAT FREEDOM MIGHT BE IN THE AIR FOR THEM AND SO FOR BOOKER T. WASHINGTON THIS WOULD BE HIS LAST CHRISTMAS SPENT IN SLAVERY.))
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This is the second year the park service has sponsored the event.
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Reindeer aren't the only animals with holiday cheer.
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The Mill Mountain Zoo held its annual "Holiday Celebration with the Animals" yesterday.
Kids got the chance to look at the animals, visit with Santa, and take part in several arts and crafts type activities.
Zoo officials say winter is the best time to visit the zoo.
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[IN Q=The visitors love this event]

((BECKY BEARD/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: THE VISITORS LOVE THIS EVENT BECAUSE THEY REALLY GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE ACTIVE ANIMALS BECAUSE THEY ARE MUCH MORE ACTIVE WHEN IN THE COLDER MONTHS.))
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[OUT Q=in the colder months]
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K-92 and the Marine Corps also teamed up to help with the "Toys for Tots" fundraiser.
Everyone who brought an unwrapped toy got 92 cents knocked off the price of admission.
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[BOTH MICS HOT] Still to come - Keith Humphry talks with Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris about a recent audit that is raising questions of ethics, policies and legality...
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But first if you are traveling today........ [Brent ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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In health review,
A wound care clinic opens inside Bedford Memorial Hospital. And researchers at Virginia Tech join efforts to study cancer in humans and animals.
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[IN Q=Many types of cancer found in humans]
[SUPER=01-John Robertson/Center for Comparative Oncology; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Feldman/Bedford Memorial Wound Care Clinic; :50]
[SUPER=02-Dr. Sydney Vail/Carilion Director of Trauma; 1:32]
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((Many types of cancer found in humans are also seen in animals. And they may have similar causes. That's why Virginia Tech has started the Center for Comparative Oncology.
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[IN Q=We think there are a lot of similarities]

((WE THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF SIMILARITIES IN THE DISEASE PROCESSES IN THESE ANIMALS AND IN PEOPLE, AND WE'D LIKE TO STUDY IN BOTH DOGS, CATS HORSES, CATTLE AND PEOPLE TO DETERMINE WHAT'S IMPORTANT, ARE THERE SIMILAR FEATURES WE CAN USE TO CONTROL AND CURE THE DISEASE ))
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[OUT Q=and cure the disease]


The Center for Comparative Oncology will combine the efforts of more than 40 faculty research scientists studying cancer.
The long term goal is to establish a cancer research institute on Tech's campus. [tape video from 502-06, 1:08:20 -- bite from 02-50, 7:18]
In other medical news, Bedford Memorial Hospital now houses a clinic that specializes in wound care for the leg and foot. Wound care clinics are a growing trend in health care because of the diabetes epidemic.
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[IN Q=The incidence of diabetes is increasing]

((DR. ROBERT FELDMAN/BEDFORD MEMORIAL WOUND CARE CLINIC; THE INCIDENCE OF DIABETES IS INCREASING AND ALONG WITH THAT FEET PROBLEMS. FEET THAT ARE PRONE TO ULCERATIONS. IN FACT, 15-PERCENT OF ALL DIABETICS WILL EVENTUALLY DEVELOP AN ULCER AT SOME POINT IN THEIR DISEASE))
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Feldman says this wound care clinic will give patients access to the latest treatment options, like dermagraft a product made from human tissue designed to help ulcers heal faster. [502-06, 1:09:55]
And lastly in health news, the winter storm had many hospitals busy with broken bones and other injuries.
That's why when it's cold and snowy you need to extra careful --or you could put your health at risk.
Frost bite and hypothermia can set in. Plus if you if have any type of heart condition you must be careful when shoveling.
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[SOT35:15]
[IN Q=People go an over exert and if they]

((PEOPLE GO AND OVER EXERT AND IF THEY HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART DISEASE, OR OTHER PROBLEMS THEY CAN ACTUALLY GET THEMSELVES INTO TROUBLE BECAUSE THE DEMANDS ON THEIR HEART THEY CAN'T KEEP UP WITH AND THEY CAN ACTUALLY CAUSE A HEART ATTACK))
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[OUT Q=cause a heart attack]


That's health review --stay warm. ))
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There are reports of numerous irregularities in Roanoke School construction bids in recent years. City School Superintendent Wayne Harris is here in the studio this morning, for a LIVE interview with
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NEWS 7's Keith Humphry about the audit report that's due to be released this week. Keith... [Keith full] Joy, City auditors found evidence of bid-rigging on certain construction projects at Roanoke schools over the past three years. Though they're mostly small jobs, the audit revealed more than 50 questionable bids- -totaling 395-thousand dollars. All the work went to the same contractor. Someone apparently submitted bogus bids to make it look like Oyler Construction was always the low bidder. Superintendent Wayne Harris suspended two middle managers over this in October. Dr. Harris, when did you first find out someone may have been circumventing the competitive bidding process?
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