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And then there were eight.
The field of G-O-P presidential contenders narrows as Phil Gramm jumps out of the race.
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And a Martinsville elementary teacher faces sexual abuse charges involving a former student. wx-head
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GRAMM


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It looks like it's all over for Phil Gramm.
Sources say the Texas Senator is quitting the G-O-P presidential race.
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A disappointing fifth-place standing in the Iowa caucus sunk his campaign, already slowed by poor results in Lousiana.
Gramm is expected to make the formal announcement today in Washington.
SUPER=03-Concord, NH;


Meanwhile the race is on in New Hampshire and it appears to be one of philosophy versus electability.
Vulnerable frontrunner Bob Dole is under attack on both fronts, for his more moderate views and for his age.
But Dole kept his campaigning positive yesterday.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE;TRUTH AND HOPE ARE MORAL ATTRIBUTES AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW IN THEIR LEADERS AND EACH OF US MUST DO ALL IN OUR POWER TO PROVIDE THIS. ))
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Pat Buchanan has asked Gramm's supporters to jump to his camp.
While his support is strong among the Christian right, a C-B-S news poll shows less enthusiasm among voters who want a candidate who can win in November.
Instead those moderates favored Lamar Alexander.
Alexander placed third in Iowa.
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Governor George Allen will fly to New Hampshire today to endorse a G-O-P presidential candidate.

Allen


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Allen will NOT say WHO he will endorse, but it would appear the choice is Bob Dole.
Of the nation's 31 Republican governors, Allen is ONE of only a HANDFUL who have NOT endorsed anyone in the presidential race.
Twenty-one G-O-P governors have already announced their support for Dole.


Helems


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Parents packed a Craig County School Board meeting last night to talk about the call for the school superintendent to resign.
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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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((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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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 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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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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Meantime, there's controversy over a school teacher in Martinsville.

Teacher-Abuse


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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. ))
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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.
Officials say she first revealed her story to her sister-- fearing her sister's children might also be at risk.
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((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. ))
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Corbin will appear in court March fourth.

Benefit-Leftwich


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Residents of the Roanoke Valley opened their hearts and their pocketbooks after a fatal fire in January.
More than 500 people and businesses contributed to a fund for the Leftwich family.
Joe Dashiell has more on where that money is going.
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((On Sunday night, musicians donated their time and talent to a benefit for the Leftwich family at a Roanoke nightclub.
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((MARK LEFTWICH/FATHER: IT MAKES ME FEEL WONDERFUL. IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT US AND REALLY CARES ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND OTHER PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS.))
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Since the fire that killed Christine Duncan and her four grandchildren, more than 500 individuals and businesses have cared enough to contribute to a fund administered by Belmont Baptist Church.
And those donations won't be needed for major funeral expenses.
Oakey Funeral Service paid for the caskets and other services. Evergreen Burial Park provided the vaults. Frank Roupas donated the cemetery plots. Gerry's Florist contributed flowers. Even the Roanoke Times donated the obituary.
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IN Q=So far as the funeral expenses

((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: SO FAR AS THE FUNERAL EXPENSES THEMSELVES ARE CONCERNED, THERE ARE ONLY SOME VERY MINOR BILLS THAT ARE STILL OWED ON THAT AND DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF THOSE FOLKS AND THOSE COMPANIES THERE JUST WASN'T A BILL THERE TO BE PAID.))
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The funds haven't been distributed yet...
but church officials say they intend to to see that most of the money goes to relocate Patricia Leftwich, the woman who lost her mother, four children and most of her belongings in the Stewart Avenue fire.
Joe Dashiell, News 7.))

1-Sports


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Time now for sports and a look at a couple of high school basketball games in the Roanoke Valley.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Trigon


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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.

L'burg-Council


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A controversial sports complex for Lynchburg is one step closer to reality.
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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.))
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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.))
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Whitaker currently is unopposed for the Ward Four seat.
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Landrith


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Two years after he came close to unseating Congressman L-F Payne, Republican George Landrith is BACK on the campaign trail.
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Landrith addressed supporters at THREE different spots across the district yesterday.
If he gets the GOP nomination, Landrith says it does NOT matter who his Democratic opponent is.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH/R- FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: TODAY OF COURSE... PEOPLE OF THE FIFTH DISTRICT.))
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Landrith's major opponent for the G-O-P nomination, Delegate Frank Ruff of Clarksville, is expected to announce his candidacy today.
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Payne yesterday endorsed Rocky Mount state senator Virgil Goode as the man he wants to take his place in Washington.

XGR


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But right now Goode is plenty busy in Richmond.
Yesterday he scored a victory during Crossover Day -- the day that spells life or death for the 1996 General Assembly's bills.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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The Senate moved to relax the state's new concealed weapons bill in two rapid fire actions.
First, allowing court clerks to hand out permits without a judge's review. 12:36:59 ((SEN. JACK REASOR: I THINK MOST OF OUR CLERKS AND THEIR DEPUTIES TAKE THEIR DUTIES VERY SERIOUSLY. THE KIND OF CHARGE THAT WOULD BE PLACED AGAINST THOSE OFFICIALS -- YOU COULD SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT SOME JUDGES IN THIS STATE.))
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The second would allow concealed guns into restaurants and bars that serve alcohol.
It's a change Virgil Goode fought for and lost on last year.
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((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE: AND THERE'S NO PROHIBITION NOW ON WEARING IT IN A HOLSTER TO ANY PLACE THAT SERVES ALCOHOL ON OR OFF PREMISES.))
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IF THEY'RE ALLOWING CONCEALED WEAPONS IN, MY FAMILY AIN'T EATING THERE.))
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW: YOU CAN'T DRINK AND DRIVE. YOU CAN'T DRINK AND FLY A PLANE. BUT YOU CAN DRINK AND PACK HEAT.))
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The Senate also made what could be a landmark declaration for abortion opponents: that a fetus is a person.
It passed a bill that would make killing a fetus -- outside of lawful abortions -- first degree murder.
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((MEANWHILE, THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES HAS FINALLY PASSED WHAT SUPPORTERS CALL A TRUE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BILL. IT WOULD MEAN THAT ONLY PARENTS -- NOT GRANDPARENTS, ADULT SIBLINGS, AUNTS OR UNCLES -- COULD APPROVE A MINOR DAUGHTER'S ABORTION. THE GOVERNOR WAS SO HAPPY HE CAME AND SOUGHT OUT REPORTERS TO TELL THEM HE WOULD SIGN THE BILL IF IT PASSES THE SENATE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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2-scores


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In college basketball --
The 10th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies almost lost to
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Liberty last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Iowa/=62/Michigan/=55;



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SUPER=96-Seattle/102/Phoenix/=98//Golden State/=99/Portland/=98;
SUPER=96-Boston/108/LA CLippers/=94//Minnesota/=94/Sacramento/=90;



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(Live Interview)



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2headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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With the New Hampshire primary days away, the race is on to pick up supporters of Phil Gramm.
Sources say the Texas Senator is dropping his bid for the G-O-P presidential nomination after disappointing showings in Louisiana and Iowa.
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A veteran elementary school teacher in Martinsville has been suspended following her indictment on sexual abuse charges involving a former student.
The alleged abuse dates back 18 years.
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And two Radford fraternities are suspended following the death of a student.
(Pie Kappa Fi and Kie-Fi) Pi Kappa Phi and Chi Phi allegedly violated alcohol guidelines at two Friday night parties.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, February 14th.
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Don't go away, the news continues.

Campaign-96


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The crowded G-O-P presidential field is about to become a bit less crowded.
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Texas Senator Phil Gramm, who's been battered by back-to-back defeats in Louisiana and Iowa, has decided to quit the race.
He's planning an announcement later this afternoon.
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4:08:49
Meanwhile the race is on in New Hampshire and it appears to be one of philosophy versus electability.
Vulnerable frontrunner Bob Dole is under attack on both fronts, for his more moderate views and for his age.
But Dole kept his campaigning positive yesterday. 4:09;06
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((SEN. BOB DOLE;TRUTH AND HOPE ARE MORAL ATTRIBUTES AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW IN THEIR LEADERS AND EACH OF US MUST DO ALL IN OUR POWER TO PROVIDE THIS. ))
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4:05:55
Pat Buchanan has asked Gramm's supporters to jump to his camp.
While his support is strong among the Christian right, a C-B-S news poll shows less enthusiasm among voters who want a candidate able to win in November. 4:07:01
Instead those moderates favored Lamar Alexander.
Alexander placed third in Iowa.
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Abuse


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She's been teaching elementary students in Martinsville for the last 33 years--
But 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. ))
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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.
Officials say she first revealed her story to her sister-- fearing her sister's children might also be at risk.
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((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. ))
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Corbin will appear in court March fourth.

Radford-Student


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Two fraternities at Radford University have been SUSPENDED pending the investigation of the weekend DEATH of a freshman student.
Pi Kappa Phi (PIE KAPPA FI) and Chi Phi (KIE-FI) allegedly violated alcohol guidelines at TWO parties.
Police say 18- year- old Valerie Cole is believed to have attended those parties Friday night.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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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.))
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Meanwhile, Virginia Tech police are hoping toxicology tests will also shed some light on the death of a graduate student there.

Gillespie


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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 repelling area at Tech.
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SALVI


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Jurors will hear opening statements today in the case of a man charged with killing two receptionists at Boston-area abortion clinics.
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John Salvi is also charged with wounding five other people at the clinics on December 30th, 19-94.
Jurors did some work yesterday, in advance of opening statements.
They toured the Brookline clinics where the shootings occurred, spending about 15 minutes in each place.
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3-Sports


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In sports, Steve Mason has highlights of Virginia Tech's near upset loss to Liberty.
Good morning Steve.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Craig-County


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It's been ONE week since the Craig County School Board called for the resignation of their superintendent.
Their action stemmed from a fuel leak at the high school in January.
Last night, parents PACKED a board meeting to address the issue, but they found their efforts were LIMITED.
Scott Prince has the story.
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(( ((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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((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. ))
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Meantime, a schoolteacher in Martinsville is in trouble.

Corbin


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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 also suspended 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.
Officials say she first revealed her story to her sister-- fearing her sister's children might also be at risk.
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Corbin will appear in court March fourth.

Cole


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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 the fraternities' parties Friday night.
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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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Theresa-Gillespie


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Meanwhile, Virginia Tech police are awaiting toxicology tests on a graduate student who was found dead on that campus.
An autopsy yesterday ruled out physical injuries in the death of 26 year- old Theresa Gillespie.
Gillespie's body was found earlier this week inside a fenced- in R-O-T-C repelling area.
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Brzonkala


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A former Virginia Tech student says she reported being raped by TWO Tech football players ONLY to see them BACK on campus the next semester.
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Christy (Bron-KALA) Brzonkala filed an eight MILLION dollar lawsuit in December, then sold her story to the tabloid television show, "American Journal."
Her complaint focuses on Tony Morrison who was originally suspended for two semester's then allowed to return to Tech in time for the fall football season.
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Though she did NOT go to police when the incident occurred in 1994, Virginia's Attorney General has since ordered a State Police investigation.

4-scores


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In other news from Tech -- the Liberty Flames rolled into the Cassell and gave the Hokies an upset scare.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Va. Tech/=56/Liberty/=53//Georgetown/=66/Boston College/=63;
SUPER=97-Iowa/=62/Michigan/=55;



SUPER=96-Orlando/121/Denver/=93//Cleveland/110/Charlotte/100;
SUPER=96-Toronto/=98/Miami/=87//New Jersey/101/Indiana/=92;
SUPER=96-Houston/121/Dallas/106//Chicago/111/Washington/=98;
SUPER=96-Philadelphia/104/Milwaukee/101//Utah/114/San Antonio/111;
SUPER=96-Seattle/102/Phoenix/=98//Golden State/=99/Portland/=98;

SUPER=96-Boston/108/LA CLippers/=94//Minnesota/=94/Sacramento/=90;