[7-11MLK-NRV]

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Several communities paused yesterday, to remember Dr. Martin Luther King's many contributions.
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((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC-- WE SHALL OVERCOME.))
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]

Yesterday afternoon, the Montgomery County, Radford City, Floyd County branch of the N-double-A-C-P sponsored a special service at Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church in Christiansburg. More than 200- people attended the event, including 60- young people, for an afternoon of reflection, fellowship and music.
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[SUPER=01-Deborah Travis/NAACP Chapter Secretary; ]

((I THINK IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORT TO HAVE EVENTS LIKE THIS TO RECOGNIZE A MAN WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR FREEDOM AND TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED OR TREATED EQUALLY AND THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR TALENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND TO EARN AN EDUCATION.))
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The celebration of Dr. King's life is an annual event for the chapter. But organizers hope to hold the get together at a larger facility next year.
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[7-11DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Don't be suprised to see even longer lines than normal at the D-M-V offices this week.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 30;]

Many people remember what it was like November 30th, after offices were closed several days for Thanksgiving. Well this time, they were closed Friday for Lee-Jackson Day, and they'll be closed today for the Martin Luther King holiday. The offices are already closed Wednesdays to save money, so D-M-V officials predict Tuesday could be very, very busy.

They suggest coming in later in the week, or if possible, doing your business on-line.
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[7-11Craig-School]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The 'middle' part of the Craig County Middle- High School was dedicated this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]

The new wing will house grades 6- through- 8, but a short walk down the hall takes you to the high school. The elementary school is also located on the campus. School administrators say the new facility will enhance educational opportunities for all students.
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((DALLAS HELEMS/CRAIG CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: IT GIVES US MODERN UP TO DATE SCIENCE CLASS ROOMS. IT GIVES US A MUCH LARGER, MODERN MEDIA CENTER. THE AUXILIARY GYM, WE NEEDED MORE SPACE FOR PRACTICE AND GAMES AND WHATNOT. THAT WILL DEFINITELY GIVE US MORE FLEXIBILITY THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Dallas Helems/Craig Co. Schools Superintendent;]
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Helems says middle school classrooms had been housed in mobile units, and students needed something more permanent. Construction on the project took a little over a year and cost nearly 6- million dollars.
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[45-81-Accident]


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State Police are trying to determine what caused an accident that backed up traffic on Interstate- 81.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

A state trooper says 45- year- old Jamie Haines was traveling north- on Interstate 81, shortly after noon, when she ran off the right side of the road, and behind a guardrail. She then struck a large pole that holds a sign near the exit to 581- south. Haines was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial where she's listed in fair condition. Officials say they don't think speed was a factor, but the cause of the accident is being investigated.
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[45-11History-Museum]


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Virginia's Museum of Natural History in Martinsville will have a new temporary director this week.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/October]


Stephen Pike's last day on the job as director was Thursday.
He left to take a similar job in Memphis, Tennesse.
Judy Winston will take over as interim director until a permanent one can be found.
The changes come as the museum gets ready to break ground on a new 15 million dollar facility on Starling Avenue next to the Y-M-C-A.
The museum also recently learned that Governor Warner wants to place the museum's administration under the Richmond-based Science Museum of Virginia.
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[45-11Pool-Clinic]


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A pool clinic this weekend helped some local players rack up their skills.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The United States Professional Pool Players Association held a clinic at "Guys and Dolls" on Williamson Road in Roanoke.
18 players from around the region took part in the two day event.
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((PHIL MULLER/CLINIC ORGANIZER: MOST PLAYERS HERE ARE INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCE PLAYERS AND THEY'RE LOOKING TO IMPROVE THEIR GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL.))
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They learned the secrets of the trade from three pros, including one who is ranked in the top ten in the world and is the 2001 world champion.
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((MIKA IMMONEN/PROFESSIONAL POOL PLAYER: WHEN WE SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE WE AND TONY ROLLAS, AND CHARLIE WILLIAMS WE ACTUALLY LEARN A LOT FROM EACH OTHER BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING AT EACH OTHER'S DIAGRAMS AND WE'RE FIGURING OUT SOME SHOTS THAT WE DIDN'T REALIZE BEFORE THE CLINIC SO EVERYONE IS LEARNING.))
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The owner of Guys and Dolls hopes to hold similar clinics in the future possibly several times a year.
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[8-11911-Cell]


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Whether you're in a car, or anywhere else, it won't be long now before your cell phone could one day save your life.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


Currently, when you make an emergency call on your cell phone, most 9-1-1 dispatchers can only track you to the nearest cell tower.
But newer technology will help pinpoint the exact location of certain cell phone users.
The City of Danville recently received the new mapping system and is currently getting it up and running.
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((DOUG YOUNG/DANVILLE EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR: SO IF YOU CALL AND YOU'RE FROM OUT OF TOWN OR IF YOU GOING FOR EXAMPLE INTERSTATE 81 OR HIGHWAY 29 AND YOU'RE JUST NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA, A 9-1-1 DISPATCHER WILL BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THAT MAP AND TELL US EXACTLY WHERE YOU'RE AT.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Service Director]
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Pittsylvania and Henry County already have the new mapping system.
The problem is most if not all cell phones currently do not have a G-P-S chip in order to use the technology.
The F-C-C has mandated that all cell phone providers have the chip in place for 95-percent of their customer base by 2005.
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[8-11DMV]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Traffic is expected to be backed up at Virginia's D-M-V offices this week.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 30;]

Many people remember what it was like November 30th, after offices were closed several days for Thanksgiving. Well this time, they were closed Friday for Lee-Jackson Day, and they'll be closed today for the Martin Luther King holiday. The offices are already closed Wednesdays to save money, so D-M-V officials predict Tuesday could be very, very busy.

They suggest coming in later in the week, or if possible, doing your business on-line.
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[8-11XGR-Seatbelts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The state legislature will consider a bill this week that would allow police to stop you for not wearing a seat belt.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December;]

Right now, you can be ticketed for not buckling up only if you are pulled over for something else. Governor Warner backs efforts to toughen the law, arguing it would save lives, but many lawmakers from both parties think the bill amounts to too much government meddling in private lives. (------------) The House of Delegates Transportation Committee is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday.