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The former President of the D-Day Memorial Foundation heads to trial today.
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[VO-NAT from 02-23 TC28:21]
[SUPER=03-June 25]

The government charges Richard Burrow with defrauding banks and the state by borrowing money to make it appear the foundation qualified for state matching funds .. when in fact it did not. Burrow still has plenty of support from veterans and others who helped him get the Memorial ready for last's year's dedication. The trial is set to begin this morning in a Lynchburg federal courtroom.
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The traffic along Franklin Road in downtown Roanoke is back to normal this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
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A water main broke yesterday between Jefferson and Williamson, so traffic in that area had to be re-routed for much of the day. City officials say no residences were affected by the break-- just one downtown business. The repair work was completed by midnight.
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[7-Snow-Death]


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Last week's winter weather has led to the sledding death of a Virginia college track standout. 20 year old Grace Brooks of Mechanicsville was captain of the Mary Baldwin College track team. Brooks died after the sled she was riding on in Staunton slid backwards into a pole.


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The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting the first annual gingerbread house competition.
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Twenty five entries make up this year's competition from professionals and amateurs to school kids.
The winner will be determined by silent auction-- with proceeds going to help pay for recent renovations to the foundation's new facility.
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[SOT 1:43:08]
[IN Q=We're needing to retire]

((DEBBIE KAVITZ/SALEM-ROANOKE CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE'RE NEEDING TO RETIRE THE DEBT. WE HAVE ABOUT A 145 TO 148-THOUSAND LEFT TO GO AND THE SILENT AUCTION FOR THE WINNERS ON THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION WILL GO TOWARDS THAT PROJECT.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Kavitz/Salem-Roanoke Co. Chamber of Commerce]
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[OUT Q=towards that project]
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You can bid on the gingerbread houses until Thursday at noon at the Carriage House located in Salem's Longwood Park.

The winners of the competition will be announced next Friday on News 7 at five.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

Last week's winter weather has led to the sledding death of a Virginia college track standout. 20 year old Grace Brooks of Mechanicsville was captain of the Mary Baldwin College track team. Brooks died after the sled she was riding on in Staunton slid backwards into a pole.


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A local cross burning case goes before the U-S Supreme Court this week. The case involves a Pennsylvania man convicted of setting fire to a cross in Carroll county.
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[VO-NAT from 02-49]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;]

When Barry Black torched a cross at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Virginia in 1998, he also re-ignited a constitutional clash between freedom of speech and freedom from fear. And now his case has made it to the US Supreme Court. Prosecutors say the cross symbolizes a threat of bodily harm, but the Supreme Court has a long history of protecting symbolic speech.
A decision is expected next spring.
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A recent audit on construction bids for Roanoke City's Public Schools has turned up irregularities, which could result in some school employees facing felony charges.
Roanoke's Superintendent of Schools says his administration supports a full investigation of the system's construction bidding process.
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[SOT 08:49:03]
[IN Q=Our procedures are]

((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: OUR PROCEDURES ARE VERY CLEAR. THERE SHOULD BE THREE LEGITIMATE QUOTES FOR EACH JOB BETWEEN 500 DOLLARS AND UNDER 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.))
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[OUT Q=did not happen.]
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In an interview on News 7 Sunday Morning, Harris talked about the investigation that began after auditors discovered irregularities in the way the school system received construction bids.
The auditors found 52 construction jobs, totaling nearly 400- thousand dollars, were contracted to one company, and in many cases competing quotes were falsified.
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[IN Q=In retrospect AS]

((IN RETROSPECT AS WE LOOK BACK AT IT WE DID QUESTION WHY ALL OF THESE WERE GOING TO ONE CONTRACTOR. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS BEING GIVEN FOR WHY THEY ALL WENT THERE AND THAT IS STILL BEING INVESTIGATED.))
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[OUT Q=still being investigated]
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Harris says he and members of the school board are committed to the highest ethical standards.
The auditor's report will be reviewed by the school board on Tuesday.

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The former President of the D-Day Memorial Foundation is scheduled to go on trial later today.
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[VO-NAT from 02-23 TC28:21]
[SUPER=04-June 25]

The government charges Richard Burrow with defrauding banks and the state by borrowing money to make it appear the foundation qualified for state matching funds .. when in fact it did not. Burrow still has plenty of support from veterans and others who helped him get the Memorial ready for last's year's dedication. The trial is set to begin this morning in a Lynchburg federal courtroom.
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[8-Water-Break]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-24:23]
[GRAPHIC=Water Main Break]

The traffic along Franklin Road in downtown Roanoke is back to normal this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

A water main broke yesterday between Jefferson and Williamson, so traffic in that area had to be re-routed for much of the day. City officials say no residences were affected by the break-- just one downtown business. The repair work was completed by midnight.
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[8-Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A local cross burning case goes before the U-S Supreme Court this week. The case involves a Pennsylvania man convicted of setting fire to a cross in Carroll county.
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[VO-NAT from 02-49]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;]

When Barry Black torched a cross at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Virginia in 1998, he also re-ignited a constitutional clash between freedom of speech and freedom from fear. And now his case has made it to the US Supreme Court. Prosecutors say the cross symbolizes a threat of bodily harm, but the Supreme Court has a long history of protecting symbolic speech.
A decision is expected next spring.
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One local church must put their day of celebration on hold until after the holidays.
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Lexington Presbyterian Church was hoping to move back into its sanctuary over the weekend.
A fire back in July of 2000 destroyed the church's roof, steeple, and sanctuary.
Church Leaders have now pushed back the re-opening until January 5th.
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[IN Q=We've had to postpone]

((MIKE STRICKLER/CHURCH MEMBER: WE'VE HAD TO POSTPONE UNTIL JANUARY SO I THINK THAT'S DIFFICULT FOR SOME PEOPLE ESPECIALLY WITH THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, I THINK EVERYBODY WAS HOPING WE WOULD BACK IN HERE FOR THE ADVENT SEASON BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT, IT WILL BE JUST AS NICE IN JANUARY.))
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[OUT Q=nice in January]
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Workers still need to install the risers for the choir, carpeting, and the chandeliers which are scheduled to arrive this week.
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[Mornin' Promo] [ANCHOR-Marya] [Animation]
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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[Kim on Camera] Ken Follett has written many best-selling books on many topics. His latest is "Hornet Flight". We'll talk to Ken about his newest book and his changing writing styles

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tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.[Animation full]