[7-11Webster]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Claude Webster]

A report by state police and a special prosecutor has concluded that deputies were left with no choice but to shoot Franklin County's former public safety director.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill/April 22;]


Deputies shot and killed Claude Webster at his mother's home as they tried to arrest him on charges of stalking his ex-girlfriend.
They say Webster pulled out a gun and pointed it at them.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January;]


The report says Webster had been on a downward spiral brought on by the loss of his job, a breakup with his girlfriend, and caring for his sick mother.
At the time of the shooting, Webster's blood alcohol content was POINT-THREE-OH.
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[7-11Tech-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC1:43:54]
[GRAPHIC=Big East/ACC]


Thousands of fans are waiting for a decision, but Virginia Tech officials say if they were invited to join the A-C-C, it's news to them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

On Wednesday, The Associated Press reported that the A-C-C presidents have included the Hokies in their expansion plans, along with Miami, Syracuse and Boston College. But, the university says it has NOT been invited to join the A-C-C, either formally or informally. If that changes, though, Tech would have some tough decisions to make.
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[SOT 733]
[IN Q=the big east]

((CHARLES STEGER/VT PRESIDENT:THE BIG EAST IS A CORPORATION. EACH OF THE PRESIDENTS WHO SERVES ON THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE BIG EAST HAS A FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY THAT IS DEFINED IN LAW TO ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE COLLECTIVE ENTITY))
[SUPER=10-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President/June 6;]
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[OUT Q=collective entity;]
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[VO-NAT]

Steger says any member of the Big East conference has a legal obligation to notify the others before any negotiations are made. It's something he says Miami and Boston College failed to do when the offer came to them.
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[7-11Kilgore-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC3:52:42]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says the courtroom will likely be the first place the Big East- ACC clash will end up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/June 4]


Two weeks ago, Virginia Tech filed a lawsuit against the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Now the Hokies may join that organization.
Kilgore says there will be legal matters to address no matter what Tech decides.
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[SOT 11:00:38]
[IN Q=IF THE PRESS REPORTS ARE ALL]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: IF THE PRESS REPORTS ARE ALL TRUE THERE WILL BE LEGAL ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH ARISING FROM THE LAWSUIT FILED IN CONNECTICUT, ARISING FROM OTHER ISSUES AS TECH OR UVA WILL GO FOWARD INTO A NEWLY DEVELOPED CONFERENCE.))
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[OUT Q=NEWLY DEVELOPED CONFERENCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kilgore says his office is advising Virginia Tech of all their legal options.
But he says the final decision rests with Tech's Board of Visitors.
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[45-81-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 81]



In the news this morning,
Expect some delays this morning.
Traffic is reduced to one lane on northbound Interstate 81 near mile marker 148. State Police say a tractor trailer caught fire just before approaching the truck scales. There's no word on when both lanes will re-open.



[45-AM-Athletes-Grades]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Parent's questions aimed at the Pyttsylvania County School Board have brought about a re-evaluation of academic requirements for student athletes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape]


Currently, the county requires student athletes to pass three classes the previous semester in order to be on a team.
One school board member is proposing that students now be required to pass all four subjects.
The students would also have to have fewer than two behavioral office referrals.
The majority of people who spoke at a forum last night, believe changing the rules would do more harm than good.
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[SOT 3:42:27; 3:34:56]
[IN Q=I believe one of the adverse]

((PATRICK TOUART/TEACHER: I BELIEVE ONE OF THE ADVERSE IMPACTS OF THIS PROPOSAL IS IT COULD INCREASE THE DROP OUT RATE AMONGST ATHLETES AS MANY OF THE STUDENTS ATHLETICS SERVES AS A MOTIVATIONAL FORCE FOR THEM TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL AND CERTAINLY SCHOOL PROGRAMS.)) ((DR. JERRY WEBB/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF WHAT IS ONE RIGHT AND ONE WRONG WE WANT TO BE SURE WHAT WE DO IS REFLECTIVE OF THE SENTIMENTS OF OUR COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Patrick Touart/Teacher; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Webb/Pittsylvania Co. Superintendent; :17]
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[OUT Q=of our community]
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[VO-NAT]


The school board must now decide whether changes need to made or should the requirements remain the same.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


There is no indication when the board may vote, but it should come soon because if changes are made they would go into effect for the next school year.

[45-11Resource-Officer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC09:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke school superintendent Wayne Harris says he did NOT have a say in the re-assignment of a school resource officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Police officer Butch Lewis was recently assigned to patrol duty after ten years at Patrick Henry High School.
Supporters say he is being punished for discussing concerns about school safety with a newspaper reporter.
Yesterday, Harris said he had no involvement in the decision.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have nothing to do]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ASSIGNMENT OR REASSIGNMENT OF ANY SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER AND HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED IN ANY WAY IN ANY REASSIGNMENT OR ASSIGNMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Schools Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=in any reassignment or assignment.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers has come to Lewis' defense.
In a letter released last night, Curt Lavarello (LAV-uh-REL-ow) says that Lewis' transfer should "send a very clear message that crime is being covered up and those who speak out will be dealt with swiftly."

[8-81-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 81]



In the news this morning, Traffic is still slow- going.
But authorities have just re- opened BOTH lanes of northbound Interstate 81.
State police say one lane was closed near mile marker 148 just before the truck scales because of a tractor trailer fire.
But again, the lane has re- opened.



[8-11D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC43:31]
[GRAPHIC=National D-Day Memorial]

The National d-Day foundation has officially been released from chapter 11 bankruptcy by a federal judge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The foundation still owes about 3 and a half million dollars to Coleman-Adams Construction and architect Byron Dickson.
It has five years to get those debts paid off.
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[SOT 11:16:47]
[IN Q=We don't see]

((BILL MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT:WE DON'T SEE ANY IMPEDIMENT TO DOING THAT. I DON'T WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THIS IS EASY, THERE'S NOTHING EASY ABOUT IT, OR THAT IT'S GOING TO BE OVER IN A HURRY, BUT WE HAVE ALL THE PIECES IN PLACE TO ALLOW US TO SUCCESSFULLY TO PURSUE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill McIntosh/D-Day Foundation President]
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[OUT Q=to pursue it.]
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[VO-NAT]


McIntosh says several major gifts may be forthcoming now that the organization is out of bankruptcy.
The foundation ran into financial trouble as it overspent in the rush to finish the memorial before its dedication in 2001.
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[8-11Lake-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-12 1:49:31]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Another popular Smith Mountain Lake destination has been deemed unhealthy to swim in by health officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


The health department is issuing a water quality advisory for the Crazy Horse Campground and Marina.
Officials say heavy rainfall washed too much bacteria into the area.
They advise people not to swim, wade or water ski there until the advisory is lifted.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The same warning is still in effect for the lake's upper Blackwater River section.

[8-11Walmart-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:38:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some protesters are speaking out against Walmart's business practices.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Wal Mart]

((WAL MART, TREAT YOUR EMPLOYEES RIGHT. YEAH))
[SUPER=03-Danville]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=employees right. Yeah!]
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[VO-NAT]


Nearly forty people protested outside the Walmart in Danville last night.
They called it the "People's Campaign- Justice at Walmart."
The group made up of labor and community activisits wanted to highlight what they call unfair wages and a lack of afforable healthcare for Walmart employees.
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[SOT 3:28:22]
[IN Q=You will find]

((DON CASH/ORGANIZER: YOU WILL FIND THAT MANY OF THE EMPLOYEES THAT WORK AT WALMART QUALIFY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WE THINK THAT'S A SHAME THAT THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE WORLD WOULD HAVE THAT KIND OF REPUTATION OF DISCRIMINATION AND THAT'S DOCUMENTED BY THE NUMEROUS OF LAWSUITS BY THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-Don Cash/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=thousands of employees]
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[VO-NAT]


Similar protests will take place over the next few days at Walmart's throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.
The company did not return a phone call seeking comment on the protest. (------------)