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TAPE# 95-83
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Traffic is flowing smoothly again on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County following accident related traffic delays yesterday.
Two separate accidents sent four people to the hospital.
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At about 2-30, a tractor trailer overturned at the 1-23 milemarker between Christiansburg and Ironto.
Traffic was backed up for miles.
State Police say the truck, hauling fabric, was apparently cut off by a car.
The car left the scene.
James Jenkins, of North Carolina, was treated and released from a nearby hospital.
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And as a result of THAT accident, a car rear-ended another vehicle sending three people to the hospital.
They also have been released.
Police say eighteen-year-old Richard Reese, of Radford, was charged with reckless driving.

7Million-Man


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Tens of thousands of African- American men are converging on the National Mall in Washington, answering a call fro black unity from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Hundreds of men from our area left for the controversial Million Man March yesterday.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Rev. Jimmie Hawkins/Grace Presbyterian Church; :13
SUPER=01-Minister Malvester X/Nation of Islam; :22
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SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; 1:12
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When the masses gather, these Virginians will be among them.
They say the march has grown to be more than a demonstration by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
They say it's about bringing the black community together.
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((REV. JIMMIE HAWKINS/GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: THERE'S A LOT OF DESPAIR OUT THERE. A LOT OF HOPELESSNESS AND REALLY THIS IS TRYING TO PROVIDE HOPE TO THE COMMUNITY SAYING THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO.))
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((MINISTER MALVESTER X/NATION OF ISLAM: BY MAKING THIS MARCH IT'S TELLING THE WORLD WE ARE READY TO DO SOMETHING FOR OURSELVES AND THROUGH UNITY WE CAN DO ALL THINGS.))
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Minister X hopes this march helps change society's view of black men.
He also hopes it helps black men look at themselves differently by raising their self esteem.
The participants of this march say they want it to spark a change and draw attention to issues hurting black men, such as unemployment and crimes committed against fellow blacks.
They say these issues affect the entire country.
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IN Q=caucasian people

((MINISTER MALVESTER X: CAUCASIAN PEOPLE ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE GOVERNMENT. EVERYBODY IS DISSATISFIED. BLACK MALES ARE PUSHED DOWN MORE NOW THAN EVER BEFORE.))
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The march has drawn criticism from several civil rights groups including the N-Double-A-C-P.
Jeff Artis is staying home.
He says Louis Farrakhan is a racist.
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((JEFF ARTIS/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO GETS IN FRONT OF THE TV CAMERAS AND IS ALL NICE AND SWEET, BUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS HE SAYS SOME TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE. I'M NOT GOING TO A MARCH WHICH IS LED BY DAVID DUKE AND I'M NOT GOING TO GO TO A MARCH LED BY LOUIS FARRAKHAN.))
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But the Reverend Jimmie Hawkins hopes the participants will become leaders, returning home to work on ways to make their communities better places to live.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7Taxes


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The state is making sure prison inmates are paying their bills.
The Virginia Department of Taxation is going after the prison canteen accounts of 16-hundred inmates.
Officials say the inmates owe more than 100- thousand dollars for unpaid fines and court costs.
Inmates' money is kept in accounts by the Corrections Department.
Purchases at prison canteens or the inmate's share for medical services are credited against the accounts.
Any amount above 45 dollars is put into a reserve account, which is tapped by the court to pay the inmate's fines and court fees.

7weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
You can expect a sunny day with clear skies
Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Tonight is going to be cold -with temperatures in the 30s.
A freeze warning will be in effect for areas in higher elevations.

55Violence


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TAPE#95-74
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Every 17 minutes in this state someone is seeking assistance from domestic violence.
And every three hours one of those victims is denied shelter.
The Y-W-C-A of Roanoke is promoting a (----------------)
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week of awareness.
Nationally it's called a week without violence.
Yesterday the Y-W-C-A started the week off by honoring the spirit and memory of those who died as the result of violence.
Members hope educating the public will help erase the stigma connected to victims of violence.
They also hope people will stop excepting violence as a way life.
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((SALLY GRAVELY/YWCA COORDINATOR OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS: WE CAN OPEN OUR EYES. WE CAN STOP TURNING A DEAF EAR. IF WE HAVE A NEIGHBOR THAT WE KNOW IS BEING ABUSED, WE MIGHT BE THE ONE TO HELP THEM IF THEY CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=01-Sally Gravely/YWCA Coordinator of Special Programs;
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The Y-W-C-A has scheduled a week of seminars and panel discussions on violence.

55Background-Checks


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TAPE# 95-90
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Virginia may start running background checks on anyone visiting prison inmates -- and already people are speaking out for and against it.
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Corrections officials say Virginia is rare among states that DON'T currently check criminal backgrounds for prison visitors.
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((RAY GOMES/VA. CORRECTIONS DEPT.: THE BEST WAY I CAN PUT IT IS, YOU KNOW, WE ALL HAVE PRIVATE HOMES. AND AN INSTITUTION IS A HOME OR A PLACE WHERE INMATES ARE LIVING. AND YOU WOULDN'T OPEN YOUR DOOR AND LET A TOTAL STRANGER IN. OR YOU WOULD BE CAUTIOUS AND UNCOMFORTABLE IF YOU DID. AND ALL WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE KNOW WHO IN FACT IS VISITING INMATES.))
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Advocates of inmate families say the new policy would just make it tougher on families.
SUPER=03-Richmond/May 19;


Already, some families have to ride buses to Texas to visit transferred inmates, and visiting hours have been cut down at some institutions.
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((I THINK ALL OF THESE EVENTS ARE CERTAINLY NOT VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY. AND MY POSITION, AND I THINK THE POSITION OF OUR ORGANIZATION IS THAT FAMILIES ARE A VERY COST-EFFECTIVE WAY OF HELPING TO SUPPORT INMATES AS THEY PREPARE FOR AND MAKE THAT TRANSITION INTO SOCIETY.))
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The new policy would mean background checks on 240- thousand visitors.

55Roanoke-Symphony


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TAPE#95-75
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The Roanoke Symphony kicks of its brand new season tonight and its quest for a new leader.
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David Wiley rehearsed with the orchestra yesteday.
He's the first of five candidates going for the job.
He says his main focus will be community involvement.
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((DAVID WILEY/CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS EDUCATE THEIR AUDIENCE THROUGH PRE CONCERT LECTURES, GOING AROUND THE COMMUNITY GETTING PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT CLASSICAL MUSIC. I THINK IT IS A CRUCIAL MISSION OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. ))
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Wiley also wants to plant roots in the area.
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((DAVID WILEY: CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: MY FAMILY RECENTLY MOVED TO FLOYD COUNTY. WE'VE VISITED. WE LOVE THE AREA AND WOULD LOVE TO MAKE ROANOKE OUR HOME AND TO WORK WITH THE ORCHESTRA AND BUILD IT'S EDUCATION AND OUTREACH MISSION HERE IN THE AREA. ))
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Wiley auditions tonight at eight at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
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55weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
You can expect a sunny day with clear skies
Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Tonight is going to be cold -with temperatures in the 30s.
A freeze warning will be in effect for areas in higher elevations.

8Parade


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TAPE#95-77
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Anticipation is building as thousands of black men head to the National Mall to take part in the Million Man March.
Hundreds of black men from southwest Virginia are participating in the event billed as as a day of atonement.
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Participants say the march has grown to be more than a demonstration by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
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((MINISTER MALVESTER X/NATION OF ISLAM: BY MAKING THIS MARCH IT'S TELLING THE WORLD WE ARE READY TO DO SOMETHING FOR OURSELVES AND THROUGH UNITY WE CAN DO ALL THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Minister Malvester X/Nation of Islam;
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Minister X hopes the march draws attention to the issues hurting black men, such as unemployment and black- on-black crime.
But the event has drawn criticism from several civil rights groups including the N-Double-A-C-P.
Local politician Jeff Artis has no plans of attending.
He calls March organizer Louis Farrakhan a racist.
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SOT 14:42:19
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((JEFF ARTIS/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO GETS IN FRONT OF THE TV CAMERAS AND IS ALL NICE AND SWEET, BUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS HE SAYS SOME TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE. I'M NOT GOING TO A MARCH WHICH IS LED BY DAVID DUKE AND I'M NOT GOING TO GO TO A MARCH LED BY LOUIS FARRAKHAN.))
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Reverend Jimmie Hawkins hopes the participants will become leaders, returning home to work on ways to make their communities better places.
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8Church-Anniversary


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TAPE# 95-72
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Meantime, the African American community is celebrating the 164th birthday of the First Baptist Church in Fincastle.
It was Botetourt County's first black church.
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The congregation started in 18-31 in the basement of a white Baptist Church in Fincastle.
Sometime after 18-49 African Americans were allowed to form their own churches.
And in 18-66 this church was built by former slaves.
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((MARY WILEY/CHURCH MEMBER: YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THESE THINGS AND THEY'RE GOING BACK TO HISTORY, NOT ALL OF THESE MODERN THINGS. WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO STAND AND SHOW SOME OF THE YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT OLDER THINGS KEEP GROWING AND GROWING UNTIL THEY COME INTO HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Wiley/Church Member;
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This church has survived fire and a loss of members who left to find work after the industrial revolution.
But members say it's lasted and is the cornerstone of their community, largely due to the older members.
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((GWEN JOHNSON/CHURCH MEMBER: THIS IS PRIME EXAMPLE OF THAT AFRICAN PROVERB "IT TAKES A WHOLE COMMUNITY TO RAISE A CHILD." I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH NOW, EVERYBODY HAS ROOTS IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
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The congregation is currently looking for a new pastor.
They're hoping to find a leader who will take them to their 200th anniversary and beyond.
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8Richlands-Robbery


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Police are looking for suspects in the armed robbery of a southwest Virginia McDonald's early yesterday morning.
Richlands police Sergeant W-A Puckett says four employees had locked the restaurant and begun closing when the two armed men came out of the restroom.

Police say the suspects made the employees crawl on their hands and knees to the back of the restaurant, and then they took off with the cash.
Puckett says the men had a handgun and a rifle.
No one was injured.

8weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
You can expect a sunny day with clear skies. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s today.
Tonight, it's going to get cold. Lows will dip into the low 30s. A frost warning is in effect for most areas.
A freeze warning is out for the higher elevations.
The rest of the week looks a lot like today with highs in the 60's and lows in the 30s and 40s.