[7-11Cross-Burning]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[TAPE#=03-15 TC2:18:10]
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A case that bans cross burning started in southwest Virginia.
Yesterday, a U-S Supreme Court decision upheld the law .
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[VO-NAT]
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In a 6-to-3 vote, the Court rejected claims that cross-burning is protected as free speech.
The decision is based on an incident in Carroll County.
It was August 1998 when Barry Black, an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, was convicted for burning a 30-foot cross on private property.
The justices ruled that the racial intimidation attached to the symbol of a burning cross outweighs the free speech rights of Klansmen.
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[SOT 12:34:19]
[IN Q=A BURNING CROSS IS A SYMBOL]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: A BURNING CROSS IS A SYMBOL LIKE NO OTHER. IT DOESN'T JUST SAY WE DON'T LIKE YOU. THE MESSAGE IS WE ARE GOING TO DO YOU HARM.))
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[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU Director; :10]
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[OUT Q=THAT BECOMES A PROBLEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clarence Thomas, the court's only black member, was among the dissenters.
Thomas said the ban has nothing to do with free speech because cross-burning is clearly intimidation.
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[7-11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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The city of Roanoke is moving ahead with plans for a new downtown fire station, but questions are being raised over those plans to reorganize the Fire and EMS Department .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke City Council approved the purchase of land at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road.
Members say the new station will improve fire protection downtown, but Linda Wyatt questioned the wisdom of closing two existing stations.
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[IN Q=I have serious]

((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE FIRE STATIONS. I DON'T THINK ONE BIGGER IS BETTER.)) ((I THINK IT'S A GREAT PLAN. I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE EQUIPMENT DOWNTOWN, SO IT'S NOT JUST THE LADDER TRUCK , YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A WHOLE VARIETY OF TYPES OF EQUIPMENT.))
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[SUPER=@Carder; :10]
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[OUT Q=a whole variety types of equipment.]
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[VO-NAT]


City Council also approved funding for repairs to the Fire Station Number One. The historic station may become a museum, and the money will be used to restore the bell tower.
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[45-Dublin-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Fire damaged a church in Dublin last night.
The blaze broke out at the Dublin United Methodist Church sometime after seven.
Flames damaged the second floor and roof of the building.
We do not yet have word on a possible cause or a dollar estimate of the damge.


[45-11Brathwaite]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Clinton Andrew Brathwaite, the man arrested after the shooting of a Roanoke woman and her four children, was arraigned yesterday.
He is being charged with one count of murder and two firearms charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday]

But the next grand jury will almost certainly bring more charges against the man they call "Twin." In the meantime a preliminary hearing was set for May 12th. The public defender's office was appointed to represent Brathwaite. And the Commonwealth's Attorney's office will oppose bond, citing the heinous facts of the case and Brathwaite's prior criminal record.
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[45-11Black-Angus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The last of the charges against a downtown Roanoke men's club have been resolved in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 23, 2002]

A year ago a task force of law enforcement officers raided the Black Angus, executed a warrant in search of narcotics, liquor license violations and evidence of indecent exposure. They made a few drug arrests and eventually filed charges against the business.
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((NEIL HORN/PROSECUTOR: WE HAD DRUG DEALING INSIDE THE CLUB. MOST OF THAT HAS BEEN RESOLVED. THIS RESOLVES THE ABC LICENSE SITUATION FOR THE TIME BEING.))
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[OUT Q=for the time being.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In state court today the last of the A-B-C violations were resolved by stipulation, agreeing that the former owners had been "maintaining a common nuisance." New owners of the club will have to abide by strict limits on alcohol or apply for an A-B-C license.

[45-VOB-Troops-Support]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Some of America's smallest communities are showing the largest support for the war effort-- including Rocky Mount.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Rocky Mount; ]

That was the message last night at Franklin County high school where an estimated 700- people gathered to lend their support and prayers for American troops. This week-- a group of local soldiers is expected to arrive in Kuwait to assist with "Operation Iraqi Freedom". So for many family members here at home-- the vigil was comforting.
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[SUPER=201-Latonya Trotter/Military Wife; ]

((I REALLY EXPECTED IT TO BE PEOPLE LINKED TO THE MILITARY AND I NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHO HAS NO AFFILIATION WHATSOEVER, THEY'RE JUST HERE BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT IT AND THE GUYS AND GALS WHO HAVE TO BE GONE. ))
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[OUT Q=TO BE GONE. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The vigil was organized by approximately a dozen local churches.
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[8-11Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC2:18:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A case that bans cross burning started in southwest Virginia.
Yesterday, a U-S Supreme Court decision upheld the law .
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


In a 6-to-3 vote, the Court rejected claims that cross-burning is protected as free speech.
The decision is based on an incident in Carroll County.
It was August 1998 when Barry Black, an imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, was convicted for burning a 30-foot cross on private property.
The justices ruled that the racial intimidation attached to the symbol of a burning cross outweighs the free speech rights of Klansmen.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:34:19]
[IN Q=A BURNING CROSS IS A SYMBOL]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: A BURNING CROSS IS A SYMBOL LIKE NO OTHER. IT DOESN'T JUST SAY WE DON'T LIKE YOU. THE MESSAGE IS WE ARE GOING TO DO YOU HARM.))
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU Director; :10]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=THAT BECOMES A PROBLEM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clarence Thomas, the court's only black member, was among the dissenters.
Thomas said the ban has nothing to do with free speech because cross-burning is clearly intimidation.
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[8-11Cave-Spring]


[ANCHOR=kim]
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Two Cave Spring High School graduates are going the distance for their alma mater.
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As part of a fundraising campaign, they're running across the country. The school says it needs donations to renovate its ailing track and fields. The Cave Spring graduates will be part of a group running three-thousand miles over 75-days beginning in San Francisco and ending in Roanoke.
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[IN Q=MOST OF]

((LAURENCE LOESEL/RUNNER & CAVE SPRING 1998 GRADUATE; MOST OF THE PEOPLE THINK THAT'S IT'S VERY DOABLE PEOPLE THAT KNOW US AND KNOW WHAT WE DO AND WHAT KIND OF MILEAGE WE DO SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT WE'RE A LITTLE NUTS. IT'S OK, WE'LL SEE THEM IN JULY. ))
[SUPER=01-Laurence Loesel/Runner & 1998 Cave Spring Graduate;]
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[OUT Q=SEE THEM IN JULY]
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[VO-NAT]

The school is also targeting major corporations, grants and Cave Spring alumni for donations. The goal is one-point-five million dollars. Officials hope to have the money raised by Fall 2004, construction started right after football season and it all completed in time for the High School's 50th anniversary in 2006. (------------)