[7-ACC-VOB]

[ANCHOR=kim]

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[WRITER=cak]
[TAPE#=143 TC1:48:41]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/Miami/ACC]


The Hokies are beginning their new life with the Atlantic Coast Conference, after a saying long goodbye to the Big East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]


Athletic Director Jim Weaver and Board of Visitors Rector John Rocovich were on hand last night to accept the invitation to the ACC on Virginia Tech's behalf.
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[IN Q=Very happy for....]
[SUPER=01-John Rocovich/Virginia Tech Board of Visitors; :40]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director; :56]
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[OUT Q=...I am excited]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech will officially join the A-C-C's athletic schedule on July first, 2004.
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[7-11Partial-Birth]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC40:19]
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It's only been a law for one day, but a federal judge has already blocked enforcement of Virginia's ban on an abortion procedure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Legislation banning so-called partial-birth abortions went into effect yesterday morning.
But a Richmond clinic filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of the law.
The attorney general disagreed.
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[SOT 00:03:58]
[IN Q=the baby]

((JERRY KILGORE/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL; THE BABY IS WITHIN AN INCH OF TAKING ITS FIRST BREATH AND WE BELIEVE THE STATE OUGHT TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROTECT THAT LIFE AT THAT POINT THERE'S NO PROCEDURE THAT THE OTHER SIDE CAN COME UP WITH THE CLAIM THAT IT IS NECESARRY TO PREFROM THIS GRUESOME PROCEDURE ON THIS CHILD.))
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[OUT Q=ON THIS CHILD.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A federal judge in Richmond granted a preliminary injunction and set a November 4th trial date. [Desk 2-SHOT]

[Goodbye!][45-AM-City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Butch Lewis]


Officer Butch Lewis was put on patrol duty after he spoke to a newspaper reporter about concerns over school safety at Patrick Henry High School.
Now, Lewis's supporters are demanding he be able to return to his old job as the high school's resource officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Several supporters spoke at last night's school board meeting arguing Officer Lewis is being punished and persecuted.
Officer Lewis even took the podium and defended his actions saying it was his duty to report honest and accurate information to the community.
Many agree with him including many teachers, students, parents, elected officials and even the former principal of Patrick Henry High School.
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[IN Q=The most important]

((ELIZABETH LEE/FORMER PRINCIPAL OF PATRICK HENRY SCHOOL: THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE THAT THIS BOARD IS CHARGED WITH TAKING CARE OF IS THE STUDENTS SO TO REMOVE A VERY VALUABLE RESOURCE THAT WANTS TO RETURN TO THE SCHOOL SEEMS LIKE A DISSERVICE TO THE STUDENTS.)) ((BUTCH LEWIS/ROANOKE POLICE OFFICER: IT'S JUST AN AMAZING JOB IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO, I DON'T HAVE ANY HARD FEELINGS TOWARDS ANYONE I JUST WANT MY JOB BACK AT PATRICK HENRY.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Former Principal of Patrick Henry School; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch Lewis/Roanoke Police Officer; :14]
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[OUT Q=at Patrick Henry]
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[VO-NAT]


Supporters are asking the school board to endorse having officer Lewis reinstated.
Chairwoman Gloria Manns pointed out the school board has no say because officer Lewis falls under the city police department therefore it is Chief Joe Gaskins decision.
She also believes it would be a bad precedent for the school board to get involved in other department's business.


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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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However, board member Melinda Payne says she will introduce a resolution at the next meeting asking the police chief to reverse his decision.


[45-11Safe-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=eki]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:00:41]
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Fourth of July party-goers will be in full force this weekend. But Virginia law enforcement hopes the celebrations stay safe and away from the roads.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

You may see signs reminding you of that. The Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board is putting up billboards, yard signs, and cards with safe driving tips. The campaign is called "Drive Safe and Free."
It's an extra effort this year to avoid drunk driving accidents. Officials hope education along with strict penalties will curb the problem.
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[8-ACC-VOB]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=cak]
[TAPE#=143 TC1:48:41]
[GRAPHIC=Tech/Miami/ACC]


The Hokies are beginning a new chapter with the Atlantic Coast Conference, after ending their long relationship with the Big East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]


Athletic Director Jim Weaver and Board of Visitors Rector John Rocovich were on hand last night to accept the invitation to the ACC on Virginia Tech's behalf.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Very happy for....]
[SUPER=01-John Rocovich/Virginia Tech Board of Visitors; :40]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director; :56]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=...I am excited]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia Tech will officially join the A-C-C's athletic schedule on July first, 2004.
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[8-6-Carjacking]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=502-07 TC2:02:16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A teenage girl will be tried as an adult for her role in a carjacking and kidnapping at a Roanoke hotel.
16-year-old Monique Simmons' attorney says she'll plead guilty to the charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 12;]


Prosecutors say Simmons and two boys, ages 13 and 17, attacked a woman in the parking lot at the Wyndham Hotel last month.
22-year-old Tiffany Young, a hotel guest, says they hit her in the face, stuffed her in the trunk of her car, and drove to a convenience store in Campbell County, where she escaped.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The judge said there was enough evidence to find the 13-year-old boy guilty.
His name's being withheld, due to his age.
The other defendant - 17-year-old Todd Manns - will be evaluated to determine if he's fit to stand trial as an ad ult.