[7-11College-Fire]

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Students are back in class today, after clean-up crews spent yesterday dealing with the aftermath of a weekend fire at a Salem business college.
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The small trash fire left extensive smoke damage at the National College of Business and Technology. Classes were cancelled, but not for long.
Two dozen people worked to clean each room before students returned for evening classes.
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[IN Q=We have over 700 students]

((LEW BISHOP/CAMPUS DIRECTOR: WE HAVE OVER 700 STUDENTS AND ABOUT 75 STAFF AND FACULTY HERE AND WE'RE READY FOR THEM AND WE'RE ROLLING FULL STEAM AHEAD.))
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[OUT Q=full steam ahead.]
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[VO-NAT]


Fire officials in Salem are looking into the cause of the fire, but there was no word yesterday on the results of their investigation.
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[7-11Elmore-Slaughter]


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A mistrial was declared yesterday in the court case against Former D-Day Memorial President Richard Burrow.
Though there is still the possibility that the government will re-new the charges against Burrow, many of those who worked with him on the D-Day Memorial hope that won't happen.
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Former Foundation Board Members were disgusted when the criminal case first came up last June. One scoffed at the government's case against Burrow as a waste of time.
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[IN Q=This just didn't]

((NORMAN ELMORE/FORMER FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER; THIS JUST DIDN'T HAVE TO HAPPEN. RICHARD IS A DEDICATED LEADER OF OWN EFFORT TO ESTABLISH A MEMORIAL TO OUR D-DAY VETS IN BEDFORD AND IT WAS DONE. HE DID IT.))
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Elmore says the Memorial would not have been built had it not been for Burrow. Though the government argued the board was duped by Burrow, former Board Chairman Bob Slaughter says that's simply not so.
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[IN Q=And I know]

((BOB SLAUGHTER/FORMER FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN; AND I KNOW RICHARD IS NOT A CROOK. RICHARD HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH.))
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[OUT Q=suffered enough.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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It may be several weeks before Burrow knows whether he'll be tried again.

[7-11Parks]


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A jury will resume deliberations later today in the case of a Blacksburg man charged with murder.
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The trial for 27-year-old Michael Parks began in Montgomery County Circuit Court yesterday.
Parks is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Marika Cooper.
Cooper was found dead in her Clayton Estates home July 12th.
Parks told the court he and Cooper got into a heated argument that morning, when he grabbed her and put her into a chokehold.
He said he got scared and left when he saw she wasn't breathing, but, later turned himself over to police.
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[45-11Kilgore-immigrants]


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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore wants to stress the fact that illegal immigrants are NOT eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia's colleges and Universities.
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Earlier this year, Kilgore issued a memo urging the state's schools to deny admission to illegal aliens.
He also advised that it is against Virginia law to grant them in-state tuition rates.
Kilgore is submitting legislation to clarify that point.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES WHEN TUITION IS BEING RAISED ON STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THAT THOSE WHO ARE BREAKING OUR LAWS BY BEING HERE ILLEGALLY ARE RECEIVING TAXPAYER FUNDS AND POTENTIALLY TAKING A SPOT AWAY FROM A VIRGINIA STUDENT.))
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[OUT Q=FROM A VIRGINIA STUDENT.]
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Kilgore says the average in-state college student in Virginia receives a subsidy of over six thousand dollars from taxpayers.
The attorney general is also proposing legislation to deny state driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
At least seven of the 19 terrorists of September 11th held fraudulent Virginia driver's licenses.
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[45-11Franklin-Rezoning]


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The Roanoke City Council agrees that the proposed new shopping center for the corner of Wonju and Frannklin will be a quality addition to the area.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Last night, members approved a re-zoning request, giving the green light to a proposed upscale shopping center. Wild Oats, a national natural food store chain, is a possible tenant. Many local residents support the project for the corner of Franklin and Wonju, saying Roanoke needs the products they provide and that it will improve the quality of life.
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Last month, the planning commission approved it after compromises on parking, square footage and deadlines. If all goes along as planned, Wild Oats could be open by the end of next year.
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[45-11Parks]


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Jury deliberations will resume later today in the case of a Blacksburg man charged with murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 22;]


The trial for 27-year-old Michael Parks began in Montgomery County Circuit Court yesterday.
Parks is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Marika Cooper.
Cooper was found dead in her Clayton Estates home July 12th.
Parks told the court he and Cooper got into a heated argument that morning, when he grabbed her and put her into a chokehold.
He said he got scared and left when he saw she wasn't breathing, but, later turned himself over to police.
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[8-11College-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Students are back in class, after clean-up crews spent yesterday dealing with the aftermath of a weekend fire at a Salem business college.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The small trash fire left extensive smoke damage at the National College of Business and Technology. Classes were cancelled, but not for long.
Two dozen people worked to clean each room before students returned for evening classes.
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[IN Q=We have over 700 students]

((LEW BISHOP/CAMPUS DIRECTOR: WE HAVE OVER 700 STUDENTS AND ABOUT 75 STAFF AND FACULTY HERE AND WE'RE READY FOR THEM AND WE'RE ROLLING FULL STEAM AHEAD.))
[SUPER=01-Lew Bishop/Campus Director;]
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[OUT Q=full steam ahead.]
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Fire officials in Salem are looking into the cause of the fire, but there was no word yesterday on the results of their investigation.
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[8-City-Council]


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Roanoke City residents will get a chance to speak out on a proposed increase in the water rate.
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Yesterday, City Council approved a public hearing on the matter for January 21st at 7 p-m.
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Mayor Ralph Smith says the proposed increase will be about 30-percent. He says the city needs to refill its water department budget since spending on various things to get through the drought.
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; WE'VE HAD COST OF ADDING FILTRATION EQUIPMENT WE'VE HAD THE COST OF CREATING NEW WATER SOURCES THROUGH WELLS AND OTHER FILTRATION EXPENSES IN ADDITION TO PURCHASING WATER FROM THE SALEM AND ROANOKE COUNTY.))
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Smith says even with the rate hike, the cost of water will remain low compared to other regions. Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham says the level of Carvins Cove is higher thanks to recent weather but that they're still encouraging conservation.
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[8-11Post-Office]


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Employees of the U-S Postal Service are digging out from under a mountain of holiday mail.
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Customers lined up at the Salem Post Office, to send packages and holiday greetings on their way.
And that was the scene across the country, as postal officials predicted yesterday would be the busiest mailing day of the year.
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[IN Q=I'm mailing]

((DINIA PEASE: I'M MAILING TO CONNECTICUT, IDAHO AND SOUTH CAROLINA.)) ((DEBBIE WHITE: WE'VE GOT FAMILY OUT OF STATE AND WE JUST MOVED HERE FROM WEST VIRGINIA BACK IN APRIL, SO THIS IS ALL NEW FOR ME DOWN HERE.))
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Postal official are encouraging customers to bring their mail in earlier in the day. They say that will help to spread out the crush of holiday mail, and speed the cards and packages on their way.
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Postal officials predict tomorrow will be the busiest delivery day of the year.
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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[Kim on Camera]
Court T-V is revisiting Bedford County's most notorious murder trial. Captain Ricky Gardner is featured in an upcoming documentary on the Haysom murders. Steve Pardon talks with him....
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