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7greenbacker

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#05-78
GRAPHIC=Campaign 95


The issue of race has taken center stage in Halifax, where a lawyer running for Commonwealth's attorney is accusing the incumbent of using "race" against him.
Last week, News 7 profiled Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker and his opponent William Bryant Claiborne.
Greenbacker is
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using his record in his bid for re- election.
But he says he will NOT get an opportunity to promote his views on October 16th.
That's when a Neighborhood Watch group wanted to hold a forum, but now can't because Claiborne is NOT able to attend.
Greenbacker says... organizers informed him Claiborne will be attending the "Million Man" march in Washington organized by controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farahkan.
Greenbacker says he questions Claiborne's reason for NOT attending because there were only three debates scheduled before the election.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: MOST INCUMBENTS DON'T WANT TO DEBATE, DEBATING IS MY WAY OF LIFE, ITS THE WAY OF LIFE FOR ANY PROSECUTOR, ANYONE WHO SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN COURT. SO I DON'T SHY FROM IT, AND I'M VERY PROUD OF MY RECORD AND SO THEREFORE I'M MORE THAN WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PUBLIC DISCOURSE. ))
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William Claiborne would neither confirm nor deny whether he plans to attend the rally and declined our request for an on camera interview.
But off camera, Claiborne said he felt Greenbacker was using the scheduling problem as an excuse to portray him as a man more interested in black rights.
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7NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Meantime, the Roanoke N-double A- C- P has canceled a speech by State Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kay Coles James tonight.
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James was deemed insensitive to black issues by the N- double- A- C- P STATE office and the state organization asked the Roanoke chapter to withdraw its invitation to James.
Ernest Miller -- president of the state conference -- accused her of misrepresenting black welfare recipients.
James says the withdrawal of the invitation runs counter to the civil rights organization's defense of freedom of speech.
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7Juvenile-Justice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-67
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Governor Allen is pushing for tougher laws against Juvenile offenders.
And he's using the murder of Wythe County Deputy Sheriff Cliff Decker to argue his case.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT FAMILY DOESN'T HAVE ANY LESS GRIEF BECAUSE IT WAS A 15- YEAR OLD WHO MURDERED THEIR FATHER.))
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The Governor received the reform recommendations from a bi-partisan commission yesterday.
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Included in them: boot camps and military schools for young offenders, opening juvenile courts to the public, requiring schools to notify parents of violence and drugs, and automatically trying serious violent offenders age 14 and older as adults.
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((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THEY COMMIT ADULT CRIMES. THEY SHOULD SERVE ADULT TIME.))
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The Commission would like to see what it calls "violent predator" juveniles removed from the detention centers.
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((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: SO THAT ADEQUATE EDUCATIONAL AND CORRECTIONAL METHODS CAN BE EMPLOYED AND THE COMMONWEALTH CAN SAVE THOSE THOSE CHILDREN WHO CAN BE SAVED. RATHER THAN JUST LUMPING THEM TOGETHER IN A SYSTEM THAT IN MANY CASES SPAWNS BETTER CRIMINALS RATHER THAN BETTER CHILDREN.))
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


The public gets four chances to speak out on the proposals.
One of those will be October 24th in Roanoke City Council chambers.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cuttin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=ess


Turning now to weather,
Today will be mostly sunny and warm.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight.
Lows will be near 60.
Looking ahead,
Tomorrow, will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and a little cooler.
Highs will be in the mid 70s.
We can expect more sunshine going into next week.
Highs will be in the upper 70s with nighttime temperatures in the 40s. ((Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.))
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55Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


State Police are investigating a bizarre pedestrian accident late last night in Henry County on route 6-73.
A man was struck killed because he was reportedly lying in the middle of the road.
36-year-old Henry Lee Hairston, of Bassett, taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville where he DIED a short time later.
(Ca-net-ah)Connetta Akridge was driving the van that hit Hairston.
Akridge has NOT been charged.

55Supreme-Court


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=agi
TAPE# 95-75
GRAPHIC=Sup Court


The Nation's highest court will determine whether
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Virginia Military Institute will keep its all-male status, EVEN if the state offers a separate program for women.
The court agreed yesterday to hear two appeals, one from the Clinton administration and one from Virginia officials.
Virginia argues V-M-I should remain all-male in order to preserve its educational goals.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./File Tape;


The Justice Department says the W-WIL program established at Mary Baldwin College reflects the "separate but equal" kind of discrimination seen in the years of segregation.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=VMI


In a written statement V-M-I's Superintendent Josiah Bunting says he's confident the high court will side with V-M-I as part of an effort to uphold, quote "Virginia's outstanding higher-education system."
Mary Baldwin's President says: "we welcome the scrutiny."

55Pulaski-Gun


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A sixth grader in Pulaski allegedly brought a gun and ammunition to school and now has been suspended indefinitely.
Several students reported seeing the weapon at Dublin Middle School on Tuesday, and a parent told the principal.
The student faces possible expulsion for a year under a new policy that went into effect at the start of the school year.
Police are also investigating the incident.

55Domestic-Violence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


Fifty-two thousand women and children suffer from domestic violence every year in Virginia.
Ron Jones reports some of those victims gathered in Roanoke last night offerring each other support and hope.
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IN Q=October is Domestic
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP Organizer; :22
SUPER=01-Darlene Young/Turning Point Shelter; :53
SUPER=07-Lin Edilich; :1:10
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OUT Q=Ron Jones, News seven, Roanoke.

(( October is Domestic Violence month.
These T-Shirts represent victims of violence.
They are designed by family members, friends, and concerned citizens to stress the need to stop domestic violence in America.
This annual tribute is organized by TAP's Women's Resource Center.
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((ELLEN BROWN/TAP ORGANIZER: IT'S STRENGTHENING, IT'S HEALING, FELLOWSHIP, IT'S SUPPORT. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS TO KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND LOST THEIR COURAGE OR LOST THEIR SPIRIT BUT THEY'RE HERE TO JOIN TOGETHER AND SAY WE CAN DO IT.))
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The festivities also included a celebration with music, song, and praise.
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But despite this campaign some believe the OJ Simpson trial will make it harder.
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((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: I FELT LIKE IT'S A SETBACK JUST BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IT'LL SEND A MESSAGE TO MEN THAT YOU CAN KILL YOUR WOMEN AND GET BY WILL IT.))
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But, the speakers vowed not to give up.
They say they will aggressively educate the public and legislators about this epidemic.
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((LIN EDILICH: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO FEEL THAT YOU CAN COME TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE WHO'VE EXPERIENCED THE SAME THINGS THAT YOU HAVE. TO FEEL THE SUPPORT AND SISTERHOOD IF YOU WILL.))
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They ended their event with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims and as a symbol of hope. NAT SOUND (Amazing Grace-Music underneath in the close)
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Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cuttin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=ess


Turning now to weather,
Today will be mostly sunny and warm.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight.
Lows will be near 60. ((Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.))
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8TANKER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


Some residents have been evacuated from their homes this morning following a tanker truck fire on the Henry County- Franklin County Line..
The truck overturned and burst into flames following an accident on 2-20 south.
Hazmat is now on the scene and authorities have evacuated within a half mile radius of the accident in the community of Henry.
Henry elementary is closed today as a result of the blaze.
A news 7 crew is on the scene and we will have more information for you as it becomes available.

8Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


State police say a Bassett man lying on the road was killed last night when he was hit by a car in Henry County.
36-year-old Henry Lee Hairston was struck on route 6-73 around 11:30.
He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville where he died a short time later.
(Ca-net-ah) Connetta Akridge was driving the van that hit Hairston.
Akridge has not yet been charged in the accident.

8VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=agi
TAPE# 95-75
GRAPHIC=Sup Court


It's now up to the U-S Supreme Court to determine
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if Virginia Military Institute will remain all male.
That despire it's separate but equal program at Mary Baldwin College.
The court agreed yesterday to hear two appeals, ONE from the Clinton administration and ONE from Virginia officials.
Virginia argues V-M-I SHOULD remain all-male in order to preserve its educational goals.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./File Tape;


The Justice Department says the W-WIL program established at Mary Baldwin College reflects the "separate but equal" kind of discrimination seen in the years of segregation.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY'RE SEPARATE I SUPPOSE IN THAT YOU HAVE WOMEN'S DORMS AND MEN'S DORMS, I SUPPOSE. THEY'LL BE WHINING ABOUT THAT ONE TOO IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. NO THIS IS A VERY APPROPRIATE APPROACH I THINK FOR VIRGINIA. ALL OF VIRGINIA'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IS DIFFERENT. THAT IS ONE OF THE STRENGTHS OF VIRGINIA'S HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM IF YOU LOOK AT IT.))
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OUT Q=look at it
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=VMI


In a written statement V-M-I's Superintendent Josiah Bunting says he's confident the high court WILL side with V-M-I as part of an effort to UPhold, quote "Virginia's outstanding higher-education system."
Mary Baldwin's President says "we welcome the scrutiny."

8Violence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#95-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


Fifty-two thousand women and children are victims of domestic violence every year in Virginia.
Last night some gathered in Roanoke to observe Domestic Violence month.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


This annual tribute in Roanoke is organized by TAP's Women's Resource Center.
The T-Shirts are designed by family members, friends, and concerned citizens.
Designs on the shirts stress the need to stop domestic violence in America.
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IN Q= It's strengthening

((ELLEN BROWN/TAP ORGANIZER: IT'S STRENGTHENING, IT'S HEALING, FELLOWSHIP, IT'S SUPPORT. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS TO KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND LOST THEIR COURAGE OR LOST THEIR SPIRIT BUT THEY'RE HERE TO JOIN TOGETHER AND SAY WE CAN DO IT. ))
SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/TAP Organizer;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=can do it
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The festivities also included a celebration with music, song, and praise.
Despite campaigns like this one, some believe the O-J Simpson trial will make it harder for victims to come forward.
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IN Q=I felt like

((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: I FELT LIKE IT'S A SETBACK JUST BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IT'LL SEND A MESSAGE TO MEN THAT YOU CAN KILL YOUR WOMEN AND GET BY WILL IT. ))
SUPER=01-Darlene Young/Turning Point Shelter;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=get by will it.
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Speakers vow they will aggressively educate the public and legislators about domestic violence.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cuttin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=ess


Turning now to weather,
Today will be mostly sunny and warm.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight.
Lows will be near 60.
Looking ahead,
Tomorrow, will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and a little cooler.
Highs will be in the mid 70s.
We can expect more sunshine going into next week.
Highs will be in the upper 60s with nighttime temperatures in the 40s. ((Closed captioning is brought to you by WDBJ-7 and Carilion Health System.)) SUPER=#D-57