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Coming up on News 7-
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She used to be proud of their work. But a member of Roanoke's school board now wants off the panel. Plus, teachers respond with anger to the suicide of a teacher. The school superintendent reacts with changes. And the Concorde sails to a new home but not through the clouds.
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News 7 is next.

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A Roanoke city school board member quits amid continuing controversy... and new reports of trouble for the school system.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Jean is off tonight.

[Payne]


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The Roanoke City School Board's senior member says she's had enough.
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Melinda Payne turned in her resignation to City Council, citing "philosophical differences" with other members of the board.
Payne has served since 1995 and says she's proud of the work they've done ... up until the last few years.
She says she's been troubled by the school system's failures on financial audits and other recent controversies.
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((MELINDA PAYNE: I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT'S BEEN AN INTERNAL ISSUE WITH ME FOR A WHILE. BEING SOMEONE THAT'S ALWAYS SEEN AS TAKING A DIFFERENT STANCE OR ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS IS NOT ALWAYS A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO BE IN. BUT I'VE DONE THAT AND I'VE SOMETIMES BEEN OSTRACIZED. I'VE BEEN PLACED ON AN ISLAND ALL TO MYSELF BY MY COLLEAGUES BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T NECESSARILY AGREED WITH WHAT I'VE HAD TO SAY.))
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Payne will serve through the end of December.
It's up to City Council to appoint her replacement.
She says Alice Hincker, an outspoken critic of the school administration, would make a good choice.
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The resignation comes as a new school audit unveils more internal problems.
The city's municipal auditor says the school system has failed to fix several problems highlighted in last year's audit.
The school maintenance, food services and transportation departments are all being cited for failing to make the required changes.
They were intended to eliminate fraud in the way school departments made purchases.
The municipal auditor's report will go to the school board next week.
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Reaction to Melinda Payne's resignation was one of disappointment, denials, and reassurances.
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((GLORIA MANNS/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRWOMAN: I THINK THE BOARD IS BECOMING MORE UNITED. I THINK THEY ARE ASKING QUESTIONS.
WE ARE TRYING TO DOING SOME DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE HAVEN'T DONE IN THE PAST. WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.)) ((ANITA PRICE/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: UNFORTUNATELY, THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN EXPRESSED REPEATEDLY AND YET THEY HAVE REFUSE TO BE RECOGNIZED AND ACKNOWLEDGED AND I FEEL THAT'S PART OF THE FRUSTRATION MS. PAYNE HAS BEEN WORKING SO ADAMANTLY TO ADDRESS.)) ((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTEDENT OF SCHOOLS: DO YOU FEEL RESPONSIBLE AT ALL? I GUESS I DIDN'T SEE THAT IN THE LETTER. WELL, SHE DOES SAY PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES, DO YOU FEEL ALL OF THIS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO HER RESIGNATION. I HAVE NO WAY TO RESPOND TO THE INNUENDO IN THE LETTER. I WISH HER WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/Roanoke School Board Chairwoman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anita Price/Roanoke Education Assoc. President; :12]
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Wayne Harris clearly did not want to go into detail about Melinda Payne's resignation but he was willing to talk about something he hasn't in the past.
It has to do with the recent suicide of a Roanoke teacher. [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is in the newsroom now with more on that part of the story. Justin?
Shannon, the school system has said very little since Ron Mayfield's death.
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That changed this afternoon when the superintendent held a meeting with faculty to discuss the investigation and possible policy changes.
The floor was then opened up for comment and administrators got an earful.
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((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN SAYING "WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT MONEY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SUPPORT BY THE ADMINISTRATION OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS.))
One by one teachers got up to express their frustration.
The consensus?
Roanoke city schools need to do a better job of supporting its teachers.
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((TEACHER BITE: THERE'S A PERCEPTION OF PART OF THE TEACHERS RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL YOU ARE PROVEN INNOCENT.)) [Runs09]
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That is what many in this room believe happened to Ron Mayfield.
He was the Roanoke teacher who committed suicide after being accused of hitting a student.
A police investigation cleared him of any wrong doing but his family claims he was never notified.
Superintendent Harris revealed for the first time that the administration called Mayfield the week he committed suicide.
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((JEAN WARREN/RON MAYFIELD'S FRIEND: I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE COMMUNICATION WAS BUT HE DIDN'T FEEL ANY HOPE.)) [Runs03]
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Harris declined to give any details about that phone call.
He did however outline some changes as a result of the Mayfield situation.
He wants to establish a policy that outlines consequences for making false allegations.
He also says in the future Human Resources will call an accused teacher within 3 days after an investigation begins to let that person know where it stands.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS: I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL TEACHERS HAVE ACCURATE INFORMATION AND THAT'S WHAT I AM GOING TO DO TODAY IS SHARE ACCURATE INFORMATION AND LISTEN TO THEIR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.)) [Runs09]
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One concern that was brought up is how under some circumstances teachers are suspended without pay.
Superintendent Harris says he will look into whether that policy should be changed to suspension with pay.
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Shannon, teachers pressed Harris on a timetable, he declined to give one but said some changes will be in place by February.

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President Bush is set to sign into law sweeping Medicare changes, including for the first time, an added prescription drug benefit for seniors. The Senate today approved the proposal even though Democrats say it doesn't go far enough. Stacy Case reports.
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(( TRACK: 54 YES VOTES--- 44 AGAINST. FIERCE DEBATE MELTED INTO A MIXED BAG FOR THE NATION'S ELDERLY TUESDAY--- THEY'

LL GET A PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN - BUT AT WHAT COST? SUPER: SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY/D-MASSACHUSETTS it is the beginning of the unraveling of Medicare. It's a way for them to achieve it under the guise of a new delivery system for the elderly. TRACK: MANY DEMOCRATS SAY IT CAVES INTO PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES. UNDER THE MEASURE, THE GOVERNMENT WON'T BE ABLE TO N
EGOTIATE CHEAPER DRUG PRICES. REPUBLICANS SAY CHANGE NEEDS A CHANCE--- IT'S TIME TO MODERNIZE MEDICARE.

SUPER: SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHINSON/R-TEXAS this is the bill. of course you're not going to agree \w/every word TRACK: THE PLAN COULD REDUCE PHARMACY BILLS UP TO 25% FOR MEDICARE RECIPIENTS. BUT CRITICS SAY THE LEGISLATION ONLY BENEFITS LOW INCOME PEOPLE. A COMPLICATED SLIDING SCALE AND PRICEY PREMIUMS MAY SCARE SOME SENIORS AWAY. GRAPHIC: AFTER PAYING THE DEDUCTIBLE, MANY WOULD GET 75% PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE UP TO $22 HUNDRED 50 DOLLARS. 95% COVERAGE ON COSTS ABOVE $36 HUNDRED DOLLARS. TRACK: THE NATION'S LARGEST SENIOR LOBBY, AARP, SAYS IT'S A GOOD START. SUPER: WILLIAM NOVELLI/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO AARP Americans can't wait for perfect -- we can't let any more time pass while millions of people struggle with the cost of their medication. STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/REPORTING PRESIDENT BUSH PLANS TO SIGN THE BILL WHEN HE RETURNS TO WASHINGTON AFTER THANKSGIVING. FOR DEMOCRATS, WHO'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THE MEASURE FOR YEARS, THIS IS A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW. ))

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As seniors wait for government assistance -- a local pharmacist is helping them sign up for drug discount programs.
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Tim Lucas with DownHome Pharmacy not only helps seniors find out which programs they might qualify for but fills out the paper work for them to get the medication.
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((TIM LUCAS/DOWNHOME PHARMACY; THERE IS A BIG NEED FOR IT AS WE LOOK AT THE MEDICARE BILL AND TRYING TO GET PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE FOR SENIORS. WE SEE IT'S VERY EVIDENT THAT A LOT SENIORS HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME PAYING FOR THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS)) ((OPAL HALL; IT TAKES OVER HALF OF MY CHECK EACH MONTH. SAY AROUND 2-HUNDRED AND SOME DOLLARS ))
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There is no charge to determine whether you qualify for any of the drug discount programs.
But DownHome Pharmacy does charge five dollars for every application it fills out and sends.
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The Governor takes his tax reform plan on the road.
We'll show you next on News 7.
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Plus it looks like lifestyles of the rich and famous... but prosecutors say it was paid for with money two executives looted from their company.
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Mark Warner says he'll keep an open mind but, the day after unveiling his tax reform proposal, he says it's too early to talk compromise.
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Warner made stops in Roanoke, Falls Church and Virginia Beach as he tried to build public support for his tax plan.
He says he expects counter proposals, but believes his package is a sensible solution that won't put an "undue burden" on the state's taxpayers.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WHAT WE NEEDED WAS A PLAN AROUND WHICH PEOPLE CAN MOVE FORWARD ON AND I THINK THIS IS A GOOD PLAN. I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THIS IS IN THE ABSOLUTE BEST INTEREST OF VIRGINIA.))
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Warner has outlined a complex proposal that would raise the state sales tax, but trim the tax on groceries.
The plan calls for a ten-fold increase in the cigarette tax, but offers most Virginians an income tax break.
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The Governor claims 65 percent of Virginia taxpayers will pay less if his plan in enacted.

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State Republicans are giving the governor's tax reform plan mixed reviews.
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Lawmakers on the Tax Reform Commission got a close look at the package today.
Many Republicans are critical of Warner's proposals to create additional revenue for the state.
But some say the governor has no choice but to raise taxes because of ongoing budget problems.
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((SENATOR JOHN CHICHESTER/R- CERTAINLY HE RECOGNIZES WHAT MOST OF US DO THAT CUTTING BUDGETS IS HARDLY AN OPTION ANYMORE GIVEN THE FISCAL CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH WE FIND OURSELVES. DELEGATE LEO WARDRUP: THE EASY SOLUTION IS ALWAYS TO TAX PEOPLE MORE IN ORDER FOR GOVERNMENT TO SPEND MORE. THE HARD DECISIONS ARE NOT TO TAX PEOPLE MORE AND TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN PROVIDE BETTER GOVERNMENT WITH LESS.))
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[OUT Q=WE CAN PROVIDE BETTER GOVERNMENT WITH LESS.]
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Warner says Virginia needs more money for education, health care and transportation.
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The attorney for Michael Jackson promises to come down "like a ton of bricks" on anybody who tries to take advantage of the singer.
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Mark Geragos has filed suit agains Xtrajet, the company that flew Jackson from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara the day he surrendered to police on child molestation charges. During that flight Jackson was secretly videotaped having private conversations with his attorney. XtraJet says it showed the tapes to some news organizations and wanted to know if it could legally sell or distribute them.
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((MARK GERAGOS/MICHAEL JACKSON'S ATTORNEY: MICHAEL JACKSON IS NOT GOING TO BE ABUSED... FOR EVERY PERSON WHO HAS FINANCIAL MOTIVES.))
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A temporary restraining order prohibits the company releasing the tape.
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Monets... Renoirs... just some of the high-priced items that decorate a Fifth Avenue apartment. The problem is, a former Tyco tycoon is accused of looting the company to pay for the 18-million dollar pad.
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Jurors in the corruption trial of Dennis Kozlowski were shown this video tape of the former Tyco chairman's luxury apartment. Prosecutors allege that Kozlowski purchased the lavish furnishings with the company's money. The apartment boasts a 6-thousand dollar shower curtain, a 15-thousand dollar umbrella stand and even a 22-hundred dollar wastebasket. Kozlowski and Tyco's former C-F-O are accused of looting 600 million dollars through unauthorized pay and fraudulent stock sales
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A 7-year old Texas girl is credited with saving an abandoned dog, bound by duct tape and left to die.
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The two year old Schnauzer mix was found in a plastic bag with his nose and paws wrapped tightly in tape.
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((MORGAN FONTENOT/ RESCUED DOG; HIS HEAD WAS STICKING OUT AND I SAW HIS EARS, AND HE WAS JUST SHAKING REALLY BAD. ))
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A quick trip to the local vet revealed no broken bones, although it's believed the dog had been thrown out of a passing vehicle. Sherriff's deputies were called to investigate, but as of Monday night no owner had been found. Following his rescue, the dog was appropriately named "Lucky". If no owner comes forward, the Fontenots plan to adopt him.
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Still deciding whether to buy a real or artificial tree this Christmas? You may not have a choice.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

Under new state fire codes, live-cut trees are now prohibited in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and jail facilities. The new code also prohibits live-cut trees in buildings without an approved fire sprinkler system, which officials say would include a lot of older apartment buildings and hotels.
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((MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE MARSHAL: IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE. IF FOLKS COULD MAYBE RECONSIDER THE USE OF LIVE TREES AND CONSIDER ARTIFICIAL TREES IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, IF THEY HAVE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN THEIR BUILDING THEN THEY CAN USE LIVE TREES.))
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Officials say most residential homes will NOT be affected by the new code. Anyone who's caught breaking it could face a fine of up to 25-hundred dollars.
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Tehc men's basketball highlights, the Hokies talk about keep the commonwealth cup from UVanad the Express is one of the hottest teams in the league thansk in part to dan Carlson.
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But first our extra point. The Peach Bowl has picked Clemson over North Carolina State as the ACC representative for the January second game in Atlanta. The Tigers finished with an 8-and-4 record.
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The Wolfpack of North Carolina State has received an invite to the Tangerine Bowl where it was thought the Virginia Cavaliers had a chance of going.
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A crowd of 4, 710 watched the Tech basketball team improve to 2 and OH thanks to freshman walk on Michael Lattimore's tip in at the buzzer.
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The Hokies started a senior, two sophomores and two freshman and had just six scholarship players in uniform.
In the first half, The Hokies Jamon Gordon takes it into the paint and hits the short jumper for two of his seven points, Tech trailed by 1.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/61/Western Carolina/59;]The Catamounts answer. Kevin Martin takes the kick out and rips rope

from behind the arc, three of his game high 24 points.
Then, Zabien Dowdell comes right back for the Hokies and hits a trey of his own. He scored 14 on the night.
Bryant Matthews led all Tech scorers with 22 points and 8 rebounds as the Hokies win 61-59.
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In one other tech hoops note. Carlos Dixon, the 2002 third leading scorer, announced today that he will sit out this year due to a broken bone in his left foot that hasn't healed. He will redshirt his senior year and return for the 2004-2005 season. Dixon averaged 13-point-8 points per game last season.
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It's a double dip for Tech and UVa fans this weekend that begins Friday night at eight at U-Hall when the Hokies and Cavaliers meet in basketball.
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Former Roanoke Catholic star J.R. Reynolds scored seven points and had four assists in the Wahoos season opening win over Mount St. Mary's. So far, Gillen likes what he sees in his freshman.
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The Football Writers Association of America has named Virginia Tech's Kevin Jones and Jake Grove first team all-Americans today.
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Jones, a Doak Walker semi-finalist, has rushed for a single season Tech record 1, 419 yards and has gone over 100 yards rushing in eight games. Jones, who has also rushed for 241 yards in one game, is the first Tech running back to make first team All American.
Grove made the team as a center. He has played 637 snaps and has graded out at 91 percent with a team high 43 knockdown blocks. The only other year more than one Tech player made first team All American in the same year was 1999 with Mike Vick and Corey Moore.
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UVa offensive guard Elton Brown has been awarded the 2003 Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually to the ACC's most outstanding blocker. UVa offensive lineman and center Kevin Bailey is the winner of the 2003 Brian Piccolo award , given each year to the most courageous player in the ACC. Bailey has torn ligaments and had two ruptures in his left knee over the last two seasons but has come back to play. [S-Hokies]

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Saturday's 85th meeting between Virginia Tech and Virginia has bowl positions and bragging rights up for grabs. Mike Stevens has more on what else is at stake for Tech.
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[Concorde]

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You'll soon be able to board the legendary Concorde for the price of museum admission.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

One of the Supersonic jets today sailed up the Hudson River to its final resting place at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum on Manhattan's West Side. Until last month, the Concorde flew passengers across the Atlantic Ocean in just three hours, with round-trip tickets going for more than ten-thousand-dollars. (------------)