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7Teacher-Abuse

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A veteran elementary school teacher in Martinsville has been suspended over allegations she sexually abused a former student.
59- year old Anna Corbin was indicted Monday on charges she took indecent liberties with a female student 18 years ago.
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((HAROLD LAMM/MARTINSVILLE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I HAVE TALKED WITH HER. I WILL TALK WITH HER AGAIN. SHE IS SUSPENDED, WITHOUT PAY, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND WE WILL EXPECT THE LEGAL COURT SYSTEM TO RUN ITS COURSE-- TO MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION. ))
SUPER=01-Harold Lamm/Martinsville School Superintendent;
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Corbin teaches at Albert Harris Elementary School.
The alleged victim is now 29.
She says the abuse dates back to 1978-- when she was 11.
Officials say she first revealed her story to her sister-- fearing her sister's children might also be at risk.
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IN Q=I would assume

((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I WOULD ASSUME THERE'D BE A LOT OF PUBLIC CONCERN. BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I COULD SAY ABOUT IT, BUT TO SAY THAT AT THE PRESENT TIME-- THERE CERTAINLY IS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY OTHER CHILDREN WERE INVOLVED OR ARE AFFECTED BY THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney;
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Corbin will appear in court March fourth.

7Helems


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Even though it was suppose to be business meeting, parents packed a Craig County School Board meeting last night to talk about the call for resignation of the county's school superintendent.
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It's been one week since the board asked Dallas Helems to quit.
He refused to do so.
The request stemmed from a fuel leak at the high school in January.
The sheriff's department policed the meeting to make sure things did not get out of control.
The public was only allowed to address the issue as it pertained to the budget.
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IN Q=In our dealing

((ERNIE JOHNSON/CRAIG COUNTY MINISTER'S ASSOCIATION: IN OUR DEALING WITH HIM IN REGARD TO SERVICES, SOFTBALL GAMES AND OTHER CHURCH ACTIVITIES, HE'S ALWAYS DEALT FAIRLY AND RESPECTFULLY WITH US. ))
SUPER=01-Ernie Johnson/Craig Co. Minister's Association;
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OUT=respectfully with us.
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Some stormed out of the meeting... saying those comments had nothing to do with the budget and should not have been allowed.
School Board Chairman Jim (kate-ee) Cady tried to answer that question.
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((JIM CADY/CRAIG COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK THEY WERE LEGALLY WITHIN THE BOUNDS. I THINK THEY WERE PUSHING THOSE BOUNDS VERY CLOSELY. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Cady/Craig County School Board Chairman;
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OUT Q=very closely
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The school board completely opens the floor Thursday night to discuss the Dr. Helems issue.
But, it's doubtful the school board will take any action.
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7Allen


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With the first presidential primary just days away, Governor Allen heads to New Hampshire to thrown his support behind one of the G-O-P contenders.
But who he'll support is still not clear.
Of the nation's 31 Republican governors, Allen is one of only a handful who haven't endorsed anyone in the presidential race.
Twenty-one G-O-P governors have already announced their support for front runner Bob Dole.


7Trigon


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The Labor Department believes Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield may owe nearly 59- million dollars to businesses that hired it to run their health insurance programs.
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The money came from discounts the insurer negotiated with hospitals but did not pass on to the businesses. A letter obtained by the ``Richmond Times-Dispatch'' indicates the Labor Department believes Trigon may
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have violated the federal Employment Retirement Income Security Act.
A Trigon spokeswoman says the company is cooperating with the department and hopes to convince the agency it did not violate the law.

7schoolDelays


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The winter weather is still affecting a few school systems this morning.
Bath County will be 2 hours late.
Highland County is also delayed 2 hours, and Pochantas County schools in West Virginia will open 2 hours late as well.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast, today will be mostly cloudy, with a thirty percent chance of rain.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s.
The rain should continue tonight, possibly mixing with snow.
Lows will be in the 30s.

55Radford-Student


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Two fraternities at Radford University have been suspended pending the investigation of the weekend death of a freshman student.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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SUPER=01-Jim Hicks/Greek Affairs Coordinator;:35
SUPER=01-Chris Miller/IFC President-Elect;:48
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(( Valerie Cole went to bed in her dorm room at four o-clock Saturday morning and never woke up.
She had been out with friends the night before, and according to police members of the fraternities reported seeing her at their parties.
Authorities allege Chi Phi and Pi Kappa Phi violated the Interfraternity Council's Risk Management guidelines concerning alcohol at both parties.
Besides the university suspensions, both fraternities' national offices have suspended their Radford charters.
To now, fraternities had policed themselves.
Greek Affairs Coordinator Jim Hicks says he's looking for ways to strengthen the policy.
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((JIM HICKS/GREEK AFFAIRS COORDINATOR: I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH THE IFC AND WORKING WITH SOME NATIONAL CONSULTANTS TO DEVELOP SOME MORE PROACTIVE POLICIES AND MAYBE EMPOWERING THE IFC TO GET OUT THERE AND ENFORCE IT. ))
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((CHRIS MILLER/IFC PRESIDENT-ELECT: WE CAN ALWAYS WORK TO IMPROVE IT IN THE FUTURE, AND I THINK THAT IS NOW IN THE FOREFRONT OF EVERYBODY'S MINDS. THAT'S AN IMPORTANT THING TO BE THINKING ABOUT AT THIS POINT.))
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Authorities could not say whether Cole consumed any alcohol at either party.
They're waiting for blood tests to determine whether alcohol was a factor in her death. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

55Gillespie


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Meanwhile, Virginia Tech police are hoping toxicology tests will also shed some light on the death of a graduate student on that campus.
An autopsy yesterday ruled out physical injuries in the death of 26 year- old Theresa Gillespie.
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Gillespie's body was found earlier this week inside a fenced- in R-O-T-C training area.
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55Corbin


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A Martinsville elementary school teacher faces sexual abuse charges involving a former student.
59- year old Anna Corbin was indicted Monday on charges she took indecent liberties with a female student 18 years ago.
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Corbin was suspended Monday from her job at Albert Harris Elementary School.
The alleged victim is now 29.
She says the abuse dates back to 1978-- when she was 11.
Corbin will appear in court March fourth.
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55L'burg-Council


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TAPE#95-115
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Lynchburg City Council takes more steps to build a controversial sports complex.
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City council last night approved the creation of a sports authority, a non- profit group that would oversee the funding and construction of the 17- million dollar complex.
The same residents who don't want the project in their neighborhood also objected to the authority.
But supporters say this is NOT a neighborhood issue.
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((JEFF DOWNIN/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: BUT WE ASK THAT ALL THE ARGUMENTS REGARDING THE DETAILS SURROUNDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS AUTHORITY, ISSUES RELATED TO THE COMPLEX LOCATION, FINANCES, ETC. BE SEEN IN THE CLEAR LIGHT OF WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE THEIR TRUE ROOT-- NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERNS.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Downin/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; :00
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OUT Q=neighborhood concerns.
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Council okayed the measure by a 6 to 1 vote, with Mayor Jim Whitaker the lone opponent.
Whitaker said he will be seeking another four- year term on council, and he admits the sports complex has become a political hot potato.
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((JIM WHITAKER/R- LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I LIVE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD... THOSE ARE REAL CONCERNS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/(R) Lynchburg Mayor; :00
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Whitaker currently is unopposed for the Ward Four seat.
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55schoolDelays


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The winter weather is still affecting a few school systems this morning.
Schools in Bath, Highland and Pochantas Counties are all delayed two hours this morning.

55WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast, today will be mostly cloudy, with a thirty percent chance of rain, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s.
The rain should continue tonight, possibly mixing with snow.
Lows will be in the 30s.

8Abuse


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A Martinsville teacher's 33 year long career as a grade school teacher is in jeopardy after a former student makes some very serious allegations.
Monday, 59- year old Anna Corbin was indicted on charges she took indecent liberties with a female student 18 years ago.
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((HAROLD LAMM/MARTINSVILLE SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: I HAVE TALKED WITH HER. I WILL TALK WITH HER AGAIN. SHE IS SUSPENDED, WITHOUT PAY, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND WE WILL EXPECT THE LEGAL COURT SYSTEM TO RUN ITS COURSE-- TO MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION. ))
SUPER=01-Harold Lamm/Martinsville School Superintendent;
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OUT Q=a final determination
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Corbin is a teacher at Albert Harris Elementary School.
The alleged victim is now 29.
She says the abuse dates back to 1978-- when she was 11.
Officials say she first revealed her story to her sister-- fearing her sister's children might also be at risk.
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SOT 4:31:11
IN Q=I would assume

((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I WOULD ASSUME THERE'D BE A LOT OF PUBLIC CONCERN. BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE I COULD SAY ABOUT IT, BUT TO SAY THAT AT THE PRESENT TIME-- THERE CERTAINLY IS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY OTHER CHILDREN WERE INVOLVED OR ARE AFFECTED BY THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney;
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OUT Q=affected by this
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Corbin will appear in court March fourth.

8Craig-County


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TAPE#95-114
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Parents packed a Craig County school board meeting last night, one week after the school board called for the resignation of Superintendent Dallas Helems.
The board's action stemmed from a fuel leak at the high school in January.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night; :07
SUPER=01-Ernie Johnson/Craig Co. Minister's Association; :30
SUPER=01-Mellisa Wright/Craig Co. Resident; :48
SUPER=01-Jim Cady/Craig Co. School Board Chairman; :58
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Nat sound
(( ((THIS IS GOING TO BE A CONTROVERSIAL HOUR.))
There was definitely something different about this Craig County School Budget meeting.
Compared to others, the turnout was doubled, and members of the Sheriff's Department were on hand to make sure things didn't get out of control.
Here's why.
Last week, the school board asked Superintendent Dallas Helems to hand in his resignation.
He has refused to do so.
This time around residents were given an opportunity to talk about the situation... but only as it pertained to the budget.
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IN Q=In our dealing

((ERNIE JOHNSON/CRAIG COUNTY MINISTER'S ASSOCIATION: IN OUR DEALING WITH HIM IN REGARD TO SERVICES, SOFTBALL GAMES AND OTHER CHURCH ACTIVITIES, HE;S ALWAYS DEALT FAIRLY AND RESPECTFULLY WITH US. ))
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There were some who stormed out... saying those comments were out of line, and they shouldn't have been made during this particular meeting.
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((MELLISA WRIGHT/CRAIG COUNTY RESIDENT: I DIDN'T THINK THE MINISTER'S COMMENTS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BUDGET. I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT WAS ALLOWED.))
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School Board Chairman Jim Cady tried to answer that question.
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((JIM CADY/CRAIG COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK THEY WERE LEGALLY WITHIN THE BOUNDS. I THINK THEY WERE PUSHING THOSE BOUNDS VERY CLOSELY. ))
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standup 8:47:16
The school board will completely open the floor Thursday night to discuss the Dr. Helems issue.
However it's doubtful the school board will take any action.
Scott Prince, News 7, Craig County. ))

8Cole


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TAPE#96-6
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Two fraternities at Radford University have been suspended pending the investigation of the weekend death of a freshman student.
(Pie Kappa Fi and Kie-Fi) Pi Kappa Phi and Chi Phi allegedly violated alcohol guidelines at two parties.
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Police say 18- year- old Valerie Cole is believed to have attended Friday night parties hosted by the fraternities.
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She died in her sleep sometime Saturday morning.
The fraternities' national offices have also suspended their Radford charters.
Authorities could not say whether Cole consumed any alcohol at either party.
They're waiting for blood tests to determine whether alcohol was a factor in her death.
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8Selman


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A Bedford County man has been sentenced to three years in prison for distribution of marijuana.
Police believe it was grown in elaborate indoor greenhouse facilities. Thirty-six year old Robert Selman, a painting contractor, was the first defendant sentenced in the case.
Selman was ordered to federal prison April 8th.

8WEATHER


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Turning to the weather for your Valentines Day -
It's going to be mostly cloudy, with a thirty percent chance of rain, highs will be in the 40's.
The rain should continue tonight, possibly mixing with snow. Lows will be in the 30s.