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7County-Schools

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In less than three years Cave Spring students could be going to class at a brand new High School.
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Last night the Roanoke County School board heard the results of a feasibility study for southwest county schools.
The board recommended the new school be built as early as 19-98.
But Kimberly McBroom reports there are still a few roadblocks to get past.
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(( BILL DEJONG/CONSULTANT: HAS IT BEEN A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK? HAVE WE REALLY GOT INTO IT? HAVE WE FELT THAT WE'VE BEEN GIVING UP ON SOME THINGS THAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT BE PLAYABLE? NO. I THINK WE'VE REALLY GIVEN IT A COMPREHENSIVE SHOT.
It's been a long road for the consultants-- as well as the steering committee of school officials and parents, who've been working on the master plan for southwest Roanoke County schools.
Among the long- awaited recommendations-- construction of a new Cave Spring High School on Merriman Road, and the conversion of the existing high school into a middle school.
After the school board makes its decision, final approval rests in the hands of the county board of supervisors-- and the members are divided. BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: IF THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL, EVERY YEAR THAT THEY DELAY COSTS US A MILLION DOLLARS. SO, WE'VE ALREADY SPENT THREE OR FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. WE COULD HAVE HAD THE SCHOOL UNDER ROOF. IF WE'RE GOING TO BUILD ONE, WE NEED TO GET ON WITH IT.
But fellow county supervisor Lee Eddy is worried that financing a new high school may be a tough sell to taxpayers in other parts of the county. LEE EDDY/WINDSOR HILLS DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN INTEREST MAY NOT HAVE FULLY REPRESENTED THE INTERESTS OF OTHER CITIZENS IN THE COUNTY, WHO ULTIMATELY, WILL BE ASKED TO HELP PAY FOR ANYTHING THAT'S DONE IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: NOW THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ON THE TABLE-- IT'S UP TO THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS TO FINISH UP THEIR HOMEWORK. THEY'RE EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR DECISION BY THE NEXT BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 16TH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))

7Clagett


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The death sentence has been given to the man convicted of Virginia Beach's worst multiple killings.
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Michael Clagett was sentenced yesterday for the murders of four people during a bar robbery.
The 33- year- old was also sentenced to 43 years for robbery and the use of a firearm.
His girlfriend, 30- year- old Denise Holsinger was sentenced to five- life- terms for her role in the murders.
Holsinger was fired from her job as a waitress at the Witch Duck Inn shortly before the murders last year.
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7Justice-House


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More bad news for residents of the Justice House.
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Appalachian Power is again threatening to cut the power off today, and residents are worried that will force the facility to shut down completely.
Many of the people living in the low- income apartment building say they want to stay, and hope APCO would hold off on its decision.
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((ROBERT LELOUP/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: I DON'T SEE WHY APPALACHIAN POWER CAN'T CUT US A LITTLE BREAK UNTIL THE FIRST OF THE MONTH WHEN THE PEOPLE DO HAVE THE MONEY. THEN THEY CAN PAY. ))
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APCO officials say they've made numerous attempts to clear up the situation.
Last week they even offered to wipe the slate clean if someone stepped forward to take new responsibility for the bills.
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((VICTORIA RATCLIFF/APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY: IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE UNSYMPATHETIC. IT'S NOT THAT WE HAVEN'T TRIED TO WORK WITH THEM. WE REALLY HAVE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO WORK WITH THEM. BUT RIGHT NOW WE CAN'T FIND ANYONE WHO IS EVEN WILLING TO HAVE THE ACCOUNT PUT IN THEIR NAME. ))
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Only a few residents have moved out of Justice House in recent weeks- that despite the controversy over management and ownership.

7weather


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Turning now to the weather for you Tuesday, another sunny day is in store.
Highs will be in the 70s.
Tonight will be cool with lows in the 40s.
For tomorrow, expect temperatures to drop a little, highs will be in the 60s.


55Bland-Prosecutor


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Usually finding a lawyer is easy... but don't tell that to folks in Bland County.
The two candidates running for Commonwealth's Attorney are from TAZEWELL County, because there was no one in to run in Bland.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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(( In a small, rural county located between Wytheville and Bluefield, West Virginia, Mickey Newberry is the lone resident lawyer. She's the current prosecutor, but she no longer wants the job.
So two Tazewell County lawyers are vying for it. ((RONALD HALL/CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT: YEAH, PEOPLE ARE TAKING SOME INTEREST BECAUSE IT'S A CONTEST FOR A CHANGE. )) Commonwealth's Attorney is nothing new for Bland County. What is unusual is that this is an election and it's a contested race. In the past, the non-resident prosecutors have been appointed.su
It's been several decades since two lawyers who lived here ran against each other.
Now the state code has been amended to allow outsiders to run if there is no one within the county to do it.
So, enter Jim Dudley of Bluefield, Virginia, and Greg Matney of Tazewell. ((GREG MATNEY/R-CANDIDATE: I'VE HAD SEVERAL PEOPLE ASK ME IF I WOULD CONSIDER MOVING TO BLAND COUNTY, WHICH I HAVE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED. IT'S HEARTWARMING FOR A COMMUNITY TO WANT A LAWYER TO COME IN TO THAT COMMUNITY, SO GOD BLESS BLAND COUNTY FOR THAT REASON. )) ((JIM DUDLEY/D-CANDIDATE: PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME TO RUN AND I DECIDED TO DO IT BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING I'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE, IS PROSECUTE. AND I'M HERE AND I'D LIKE TO TRY TO DO IT. IT'S A PART TIME JOB AND I WANT TO TRY TO SEE IF I CAN PAY BACK A LITTLE BIT OF THE GOOD CLIENTS I'VE HAD OVER HERE.))
Both candidates are attracted by the part- time hours of the job, which would still allow them to handle civil cases in their private practices.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

55Spangler


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A Roanoke used car dealer has been indicted on federal charges of accepting food stamps as partial payment for automobiles.
According to the indictment, Joseph Spangler is accused of accepting about three-thousand dollars in food stamps for a Honda and six-thousand dollars in food stamps for a Buick.
The purchases were made by undercover federal agents.
A small amount of cash also was paid for the vehicles.
Spangler says he is unaware of the indictments and did NOT make the sales.


55Mettetal


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The Harrisonburg doctor who allegedly tried to kill another doctor in Nashville will go on trial for mail fraud.
Doctor Ray Mettetal's trial on the charge he tried to kill Doctor George Allen is still some two to three months away.
But a federal judge will hear evidence next month... that Mettetal made a FALSE statement to the Postal Service when he allegedly used an ALIAS to rent a post office box.
Mettetal was carrying identification in the name of Steven Maupin when he was arrested near Allen's parking space at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Maupin was the name police say Mettetal used to rent the post office box.


55Ribbons


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Roanoke's trademark star has taken on a scarlet hue this week in observance of Red Ribbon Week.
Red ribbons are also being tied throughout the area from schools to businesses.
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RAYSAC-- the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Council-- sponsors a week of events to send kids a message about drugs and alcohol.
Here at Virginia Heights Elementary-- and at many schools-- they're starting these life lessons early.
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((CAROL BRASH/VIRGINIA HEIGHTS ELEM. P.T.A: I DON'T THINK IT'S EVER TOO YOUNG FOR A CHILD TO BE AWARE OF THE NEGATIVE INFLUENCES THAT ARE OUT THERE AND I THINK IT'S NEVER TO YOUNG TO START INFLUENCING CHILDREN TO CHOSE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES.))
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This week, kids will participate in activities promoting basic health care.
Experts say even learning about healthy eating, dental care and personal safety helps steer kids away from drugs.
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55weather


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Turning now to the weather-
Today will be sunny and warm with highs in the 70s
Tonight, partly cloudy skies with lows in the 40s.

8Schools


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A feasibility study is complete for southwest Roanoke County schools.
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Last night, the Roanoke County School board heard the results.
Students could move into a new Cave Spring High School as early as 1998-- IF that recommendation can make it over a few hurdles.
Construction of a new Cave Spring High School on Merriman Road is just one idea.
The conversion of the existing high school into a middle school is another.
Members of the board of supervisors are divided on the issue.
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((FUZZY MINNIX/CAVE SPRING DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: THIS IS NOT A SOUTHWEST COUNTY PROBLEM ALONE. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT COUNTY- WIDE. RIGHT NOW, THE NEED IS IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY-- THE APPARENT NEED-- VERY SHORTLY, IT'S GOING TO BE IN OTHER PLACES. ))
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Meanwhile, others are concerned about the possibility of converting the existing Cave Spring High School into a middle school.
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((LEE EDDY/WINDSOR HILLS DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: IF THE CURRENT CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL IS REDUCED FROM A SCHOOL WITH A CAPACITY OF 1,300 TO A MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH 750 STUDENTS-- THERE'S A LOT OF UNUSED SPACE THERE.))
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Now that the recommendations are on the table, school board members are expected to make their decision by the next board meeting, November 16th.
That recommendation will have to be approved by the board of supervisors.


8Clagett


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The man convicted of one of Virginia Beach's most violent crimes gets the death sentence.
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SUPER=03-Virginia Beach/June 30, 1994;


Michael Clagett was sentenced to death for the murders of four people during a bar robbery.
The 33- year- old was also sentenced to 43 years for robbery and the use of a firearm.
His girlfriend, 30- year- old Denise Holsinger got five- life- terms for her role in the murders.
Holsinger was fired from her job as a waitress at the Witch Duck Inn shortly before the murders last year.
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8Red-Cross


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A new life saving venture from the American Red Cross will benefit Botetourt County residents.
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In just a few weeks, a satellite office will go up inside Troutville town hall.
The Red Cross will offer a variety of classes including C-P-R, lifeguarding and disaster control.
Apparently there's been a growing need for a Red Cross office in Botetourt County, but it took a special donation to make it reality.
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((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THAT SPACE WAS VERY GRACIOUSLY DONATED TO US BY THE TOWN OF TROUTVILLE'S TOWN COUNCIL. WHEN WE STARTED LOOKING INTO THIS PROJECT, WE FOUND THAT WE NEEDED TO EXPAND OUR SERVICE AREA. AND TALKING WITH SOME BUSINESS LEADERS, THEY WERE ABLE TO OBTAIN THAT SPACE FREE FOR US. ))
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This is the first time the Roanoke Valley chapter has branched out into a neighboring community.
Whittaker hopes Botetourt County residents will respond by volunteering.
Anyone interested can contact the Roanoke Valley chapter of the American Red Cross.
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8Airport


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The Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors is considering two sites for a proposed new airport.
One is between Interstate 81 and I-64 just north of Lexington.
The other is off I-81 at Raphine(Ray-FEEN).
According to a consulting firm, the airport would cost 20- MILLION dollars.
The Federal Aviation Administration would pay for most of the project.
It is estimated that the airport would generate 21- MILLION dollars in revenues in the first five years.
The Board of Supervisors will decide whether to put the question to the voters.

8weather


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Taking a look now at weather,
Your Tuesday is going to be sunny with highs in the 70s.
Tonight will be cool with lows in the 40s.
For tomorrow, you can expect temperatures to drop a little, with highs in the 60s.