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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today with temperatures nearing 70.
Brent Watts joins us with the Friday forecast, in just a few minutes.




[7-Blacksburg]


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Authorities confirm there's been another fall from an apartment balcony in Blacksburg.
They say two people fell from the balcony at Hunter's Ridge Apartments just before three o'clock this morning.
Both were taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital with NON life- threatening injuries.
Police are NOT yet saying whether either was a Virginia Tech student.

[7-114H-Fights]


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The 4-H counselors who staged fights between campers got a stern lecture from the judge and community service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Joe Cocke (Cox) -- the only adult charged in the case -- was sentenced to 40 hours' service.
Three younger counselors he was supposed to help supervise entered "no contest" pleas to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July;]


Two of them will serve 100 hours' community service; the third will serve 40 hours.
They're not being identified because they're under 18.
More than a dozen campers said counslors forced them out of their bunks at night to fight and charged other campers to watch.
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[SOT 23:09]
[IN Q=I was not aware]

((JOE COCKE: I WAS NOT AWARE. I DIDN'T FIND OUT UNTIL A COUPLE OF DAYS AFTER I GOT BACK FROM CAMP AND I GOT PHONE CALLS LIKE WE HAVE A SITUATION AND I'M LIKE "OK". ))
[SUPER=01-Joe Cocke/Former 4-H Counselor;]
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[OUT Q=and I'm like OK.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors say campers' parents did not want to see the counselors punished harshly.
Their records will be wiped clean if they stay out of legal trouble for the next two years.
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[7-11Sexual-predators]


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The state now has the money to civilly commit sexual predators, but is it enough to keep them off the street?
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Since July, the Attorney General's Office has sought to commit eleven sexual criminals under the newly funded program.
This week a convicted pedophile in Hanover County became the first sex offender sent to the new treatment facility in Petersburg.
The A-C-L-U says there may not be enough money to properly handle the growing number of cases.
But the chief patron of the bill says the program is working just fine.
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[SOT 07:12:]
[IN Q=THEY WERE REALLY TALKING ABOUT]

((KENT WILLIS/ACLU OF VA: THEY WERE REALLY TALKING ABOUT ONE, TWO OR THREE PEOPLE OVER THE NEXT YEAR NOW ALL OF SUDDEN THERE ARE ELEVEN. ONE THING THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GRAPPLE NOW WITH IS THE COST OF DOING THIS.)) ((DELEGATE MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: THESE PEOPLE DON'T AGE OUT. AND IF WE LET HIM OUT ON THE STREET HE WOULD DO IT AGAIN. WE JUST PROTECTED SOME UNKNOWN CHILD OUT THERE WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHO IT IS AND THANK GOD WE WON'T.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/ACLU of Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :12]
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[OUT Q=AND THANK GOD WE WON'T.]
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[VO-NAT]


Griffith says the program is sufficiently funded.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouds will stick around as we wrap up the work week, with a few showers possible tonight.
Brent Watts has the complete weekend outlook, right after the news.

[55-11Knox]


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A woman who moved to Virginia from Cheyenne, mainly because of Doctor Cecil Knox, testifed yesterday on his behalf.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Teresia Hardy says doctors in Wyoming told her there was essentially "no hope" for her daughter who has cerebral palsy. Thanks to Dr. Knox, her mother says, Elizabeth walks with a slight limp, rather than being confined to a wheelchair.
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[SOT 22:21]
[IN Q=...and very compassionate]

((...AND VERY COMPASSIONATE, HE REALLY CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS. IT'S NOT JUST, "NICE TO SEE YOU, SEE YOU IN 6 MONTHS."))
[SUPER=01-Teresia Hardy/Former Patient;]
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[OUT Q=in six months.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hardy was one of three former patients who testified in SUPPORT of Knox today, the first day of defense testimony. Before the first witness was called the judge dismissed 13 counts from the 83-count indictment.
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The trial has lasted a month, so far, and is expected to wrap up sometime next week.

[55-11Moore-Sentence]


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A husband and wife convicted of stealing nearly 100-thousand dollars from their church in Bassett were sentenced yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 2002;]


46-year-old Terry Lynn Moore and his 42-year-old wife Myra were sentenced yesterday in U-S District Court in Danville.
Prosecutors say the Moores abused their positions within the church to pay off bills and write checks to their printing business.
Terry Moore was given a 27-month prison sentence.. his wife got 21 months.
Both were ordered to pay restitution.
The couple may appeal.
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[55-6-Health-Sciences]


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Carillion's plan to expand Roanoke Memorial and turn Community Hospital into an educational center will be a big shot in the arm for one local college.
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The President of the Jefferson College of Health Sciences says more space is definitely needed. The College already has to hold some classes at the Roanoke Higher Education Center.
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[IN Q=The building it's size]

((CAROL SEAVOR/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PRESIDENT:THE BUILDING IT'S SIZE AND IT'S AGE, LIMIT US ON HOW MUCH WE CAN GROW AND HOW ATTRACTIVE WE ARE TO POTENTIAL STUDENTS WHO COME TO VISIT US))
[SUPER=01-Carol Seavor/Jefferson College of Health Sciences;]
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[OUT Q=who come to visit us]
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Seavor believes relocation will make it possible to double the size of the student body --and for the first time offer Master's Level programs.
That's just what the doctor ordered for some students.
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[SOT 15:26:48]
[IN Q=Here your]

((JACQUELINE HARRISON/NURSING STUDENT; HERE YOU'RE ONLY ABOUT TO GET YOUR BACHELOR'S MY GOAL IS TO PURSUE MY MASTERS. THIS WOULD BE A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO STAY WITH THE COLLEGE I AM FAMILIAR WITH))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Harrison/Nursing Student;]
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[OUT Q=am familiar with]
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The College would not relocate for at least another three years. Carilion's plan must still be approved by the state.


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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures will stay in the upper 60s to around 70 today, but the skies will also stay cloudy.
Brent Watts has the Friday forecast, coming up.





[8-5-4H-Fights]


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Community Service and a stern lecture are what four teenage counselors who organized fist fights between 4-H campers got yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


The judge sentenced 19-year-old Joe Cocke (COX) to 40 hours of community service for NOT reporting the fights.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July;]


Three other teen counselors, who are NOT being named or shown because they're under 18, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct charges.
More than a dozen campers said the counselors forced them out of their bunks at night to fight and charged admission.
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[SOT 28:33]
[IN Q=There were several]

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE WERE SEVERAL THAT HAD BLACK EYES AND SPLIT LIPS EXCEPT FOR THE ONE KID THAT BROKE HIS HAND. THEY WOULD RUN OUT OF THE FIGHTS... OTHER KIDS DIDN'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN IT AT ALL. ACTUALLY, WE FOUND TWO KIDS THAT HID UNDER THEIR BEDS. ))
[SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=under their beds.]
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The three juvenile counselors WERE facing felony charges, but Hapgood says they were allowed to plead to lesser offenses, in part at the request of camper's parents.
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[8-RU-Faculty]


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Radford University faculty members say they're fed up with the president and are doing something about it.
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Some faculty at Radford believe president Douglas Covington makes important decisions without their input. That prompted the faculty senate to pass a resolution 28 to 15 criticizing Covington's style of governance.
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[SOT 5:10:24]
[IN Q=What I would expect]

((JAMES LOLLAR/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: WHAT I WOULD EXPECT IS THAT THIS WOULD LIE A FOUNDATION TO BEGIN A DIALOGUE.))
[super=01-James Lollar/Faculty Senate President;]

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President Covington declined to comment on the situation. In the meantime, one member of the Board of Visitors says Covington has the vote of confidence from the Board of Visitors and promises there would be better relations between the faculty and adminstration.
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[8-11Byrd-Transplant]


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Students at William Byrd High School are opening their hearts to a classmate in need of a new one.
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Andrew Spradling is staying at the Mayo Clinic, awaiting a heart transplant. His mother says the 15-year old was born with his heart on the wrong side of his body.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

When his classmates learned of his situation they threw themselves into raising money for his medical expenses.
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[SOT 8:10-8:21]
[IN Q=He was a freshman.]

((CAROL LYN WEBSTER/TEACHER: HE WAS A FRESHMAN. THE SENIORS ARE THE ONES WHO'VE REALLY TAKEN HOLD OF GETTING PEOPLE INVOLVED. MOST OF THEM DIDN'T KNOW THIS CHILD. HE DID NOT START THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH US.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Lyn Webster/William Byrd Teacher;]
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[OUT Q=did not start the school year with us.]
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[VO NAT :20] Since last Monday, the students have raised close to 25-hundred dollars. New York Pizza has joined the effort, donating up to 5-thousand dollars worth of gift certificates for students to sell. Webster says insurance will pay for all but 30-thousand dollars of Andrew's operation. William Byrd students hope to raise at least 10-thousand. (------------)