Henry County authorities are investigating a murder.
They say 28 year old Fredriquez Monzale Finney of Martinsville was found lying in a parking lot off V-C Drive yesterday afternoon.
He died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities say someone took off in the vehicle that Finney had been driving.
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They're looking for a white 1997 four door Ford Expedition with Virginia License Plate 6-1-8-7 L-J.
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Anyone who has information is encouraged to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office at (276) 638-8751.
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Dozens of Roanoke teachers banded together at last night's school board meeting.
They voiced their concerns following the recent death of a teacher accused of assaulting a student.
Justin McLeod was there.
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[SUPER=01-Jean Warren/Roanoke City Teacher; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jane Ockrim/Roanoke City Teacher; :48]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Roanoke City School Board Member; 1:05]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, ROanoke]
[IN Q=We are here because]
((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE NEED ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM.))
[OUT Q=we have a problem]
A problem that prompted more than 70 Roanoke City teachers to show up at Monday night's school board's meeting.
They feel the Roanoke school system needs to do a better job supporting its teachers.
[IN Q=Please look through]
((JEAN WARREN/ROANOKE CITY TEACHER: PLEASE LOOK THROUGH OUR EYES WHEN HOW FRIGHTENING IT IS TO HAVE OUR DIGNITY STRIPPED AS A PROFESSIONAL TO THINK THAT IT IS FROM THE STUDENT'S STANDPOINT THAT THEY COME OVER OURS.))
[OUT Q=come overs ours]
Many believe that is what happened with Ron Mayfield.
He is the Roanoke City teacher who committed suicide after being accused of assaulting a student.
A police investigation cleared Mayfield of any wrong doing but his family claims he was never notified.
Teachers say there are still too many questions and not enough answers.
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((JANE OCKRIM/ROANOKE CITY TEACHER: IS POLICY GOING TO BE REVISED? IF SO HOW LONG BEFORE A POLICY IS IN PLACE?))
[OUT Q=policy is in place]
School officials have said repeatedly they followed proper procedure in the investigation.
However one school board member wonders if there should be changes.
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((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I AM ALWAYS TROUBLED WHENEVER WE LOSE GOOD TEACHERS NO MATTER WHAT THE WHY IT HAPPENS. I JUST HOPE THAT WE LEARN FROM THIS AND I THINK WE HAVE. SOME THINGS WILL BE CHANGING.))
[OUT Q=will be changing]
What exactly those changes will be is unclear at this time since the school board only listened at its meeting.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke say they'll use civil disobedience, and even the Internet if necessary, to keep the clinic from operating.
They will lay out more details of their plans later today.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Roanoke chapter says the proposed clinic's location in northwest Roanoke amounts to economic racism, targeting a minority area viewed as less likely to see strict zoning enforcement.
They say it should go instead near a hospital setting.
Today the nation honors soldiers of past and present.
The city of Miami got an early start to Veteran's Day, holding one of its parades this past weekend.
Today, events like this are taking place throughout the country.
But there's a difference this year.
Many communities are being forced to scale back the size of their parade because tens of thousands of troops who usually take part are now in Iraq.
And in recent days, the military has stepped up its offensive.
In Tikrit, soldiers unleashed an arsenal on abandoned buildings they believe guerillas used to shoot down a Black Hawk helicopter.
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[IN Q=We wanted to ]
((STEVE RUSSELL/US ARMY: WE WANTED TO ONE, ELIMINATE THOSE THREATS AND TWO, SHOW THAT WE DO HAVE CLAWS AND FANGS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Russell/U. S. Army;]
[OUT Q=claws and fangs.]
While operations continue in Iraq today, President Bush will pause to remember veterans at Arlington Cemetery.
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A homecoming for one Bedford soldier who's been in Iraq since March.
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((THIS IS THE GUY I WANT TO SEE.... GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO.))
[OUT Q=good to see you too.]
Hugs and tears at the Roanoke Regional Airport last night-
Ray Perdue arrived back on home turf after nearly a year away and the last eight months in Iraq.
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((PFC RAY PERDUE: I FEEL LOVED. IT FEELS GREAT TO BE HOME ESPECIALLY AFTER EIGHT MONTHS WE'VE BEENOUT FOR EIGHT MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-PFC Ray Perdue II/U.S. Army Military Police ]
[OUT Q=for eight months. (DOUBLE OUT)]
A special suprise for Perdue - his buddy since 9th grade who enlisted with him was there at the airport.
Paul Lawhorn injured his foot in Iraq and came home in May.
The past eight months have not always been easy for Perdue's parents- wondering how he's been, but now they're feeling....
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((RELIEVED HAPPY TO HAVE HIM HOME... FELT GREAT TO HOLD HIM PUT IN MY ARMS .))
[SUPER=01-Tammy and Ray Perdue Sr./Parents;]
[OUT Q=PUT HIM IN MY ARMS.]
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Private First Class Perdue says he'll spend his two week break with family and friends, then it is back to Iraq, where he serves as a gunner with the military police.
In business news, A dismal third-quarter means job-cuts for textile-maker Dan River... but not in Danville.
The company said yesterday it lost 103.5 million dollars in the third quarter. Sales were down nearly 30 percent.
Dan River's closing a manufacturing facility in Sevierville (Severe-ville) , Tennessee, eliminating 416 jobs. Most of the work that's performed there will be moved to Danville.
The company says the fourth quarter doesn't look any better and it's already scheduled several weeks of production downtime.
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Meanwhile, The Defense Department has awarded 2 major contracts to the Radford Army Ammunition plant. The contracts total more than 130 million dollars and could create up to 180 new jobs. The facility will soon be nation's only manufacturer of TNT.
The Arsenal will also be making 25 millimeter training ammunition. Congressman Rick Boucher is also urging the Department of Defense to create a new multi-million dollar plan to upgrade the entire plant.
Now here's a look at your local stocks.
The trial for the younger Washington D-C area sniper suspect continues today, while the jury in the older suspect's trial has the holiday off.
Meanwhile, the trials are blending, and one suspect could be called to testify in the other's trial.
Attorneys for 18- year- old Lee Malvo say they've subpoenaed 42- year- old John Muhammad.
Malvo's attorneys have launched an insanity defense and want to show jurors that the older suspect brainwashed their client.
A Franklin County man is facing capital murder charges, but he won't face the death penalty.
As the trial of Christopher Picard started, prosecutors decided NOT to seek a death sentence, saying it didn't rise to standards required by law.
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Lori Metts Hodges Boyd, a Franklin County teacher's aide and bus driver, was found strangled in her burning car in September of last year.
Prosecutors say footprints and fingerprints implicate Picard.
Defense attorneys say he touched some of the items after stumbling across them in a field.
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[IN Q=Lori Metts Hodges Boyd]
((WILLIAM STANLEY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: LORI METTS HODGES BOYD WAS A GREAT PERSON AND THAT IS UNCONTESTED BUT WHAT WE HAVE IS A MAN WHO HAS SPENT 13 MONTHS IN JAIL NOW FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT.))
[SUPER=01-William Stanley/Defense Attorney;]
[OUT Q=he did not commit.]
Defense attorneys say thousands of shoes similar to Picard's were sold at Walmart.
They've called more than 60 witnesses to fight the charges.
The former head of the FBI crime lab who testified in the O.J. Simpson trial will be there.
So will an expert from the Laci Peterson murder case.
Opening arguments will begin this morning.
Attorney's for the man accused of killing two hikers on the Application Trail say they can prove their client didn't do it.
Darrell David Rice's lawyers say the hairs recently found on crime evidence do not match his D-N-A.
Both attorney's said the F-B-I examined three hairs found on clothing scattered around the campsite where Julianne Williams and Laura "Lollie" Winans were killed in 1996.
The report is another blow for prosecutors, who last month asked a federal judge to delay Rice's trial so they could examine the hairs and retest other evidence that did not belong to the victims or Rice.
The creator of the video game, "Grand Theft Auto" is claiming free- speech protection, after being blamed for two teenage boys shooting a pair of motorists on a Tennessee interstate.
It's asked a federal judge to dismiss the 246- million dollar lawsuit.
Sixteen-year-old William Buckner and his 14-year-old
stepbrother, Joshua Buckner admitted that they randomly shot at motorists last June.
They killed Aaron Hamel of Knoxville, Tennessee and severely
wounded Kimberly Bede of Moneta.
Bede has since moved to North Carolina.
The Secret Service has closed the case of a pilot who flew too close to the White House.
Air Force fighter jets scrambled to intercept the plane yesterday when it strayed into restricted air space.
President Bush was NOT in the White House at the time, but Secret Service agents hustled Vice President Dick Cheney to a secure location.
The plane was then escorted to North Carolina.
The pilot was questioned and released.
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Action speaks louder than words.
That is what many students and faculty at Virginia Tech are saying about the university's efforts to increase campus diversity.
Myranda Stephens has more.
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[SUPER=01-Beth Wafford/VT Faculty Member; :21]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :37]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Council; :54]
[SUPER=01-Mark McNamee/VT Provost & V.P. for Academic Affairs; 1:21]
[OUT Q=ms, news 7, blacksburg]
((During Monday's campus-wide diversity forum, Virginia Tech officials said one of their main goals was to increase minority recruitment and retention.
But with the elimination of many diversity programs, many believe it's doing just the opposite.
One example of that, they say, is the decision to no longer waive application fees for underrepresented students.
((BETH WAFFORD/FACULTY: HOWEVER, WAIVED APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ALLOWED FOR THE CORPS OF CADETS, AND I GUESS I'M WONDERING WHY THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND, THAT BY SAYING THAT, WE WANT CADETS MORE THAN WE WANT A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY.))
The university began closely examining its race-related programs back in April, following a decision to cut and then reinstate its Affirmative Action policies.
As a result, 16-programs were either modified or discontinued.
((PATRICK COUNCIL: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS COMMITEE WENT ON A SEEK AND DESTROY MISSION IN TERMS OF DIVERSITY BECAUSE I DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT CAME FROM THIS THAT BENEFITTED THOSE OF US OF COLOR.))
But, university officials say their goal is to develop a system that's fair to ALL students, not just those of a certain race or ethnicity.
Officials say while they do want to increase diversity, there are other ways.
((MARK MCNAMEE/VT PROVOST & V.P. FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: IT'S CERTAINLY NOT THE INTENTION OF THE UNIVERSITY TO IMPLY THAT ONE GROUP OF STUDENTS IS MORE DESIRABLE FOR ANOTHER.))
Officials say while Monday's two-hour forum may not have been the end-all solution to all of its diversity problems, they do believe it's a start.
Myranda Stephens, News 7, Blacksburg.))