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A change of heart in Craig County concerning the resignation of the school superintendent.
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And debating the winner in last night's G-O-P presidential debate. wx-head
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Schoolwatch


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Craig-School


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In other news --
The Craig County School Board asked the public last night whether school superintendent Dallas Helems should stay -- or go.
As Jay Moore reports, residents came out in full force in support of their superintendent.
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SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Bonnie Hutchinson/School Board Member; :12
SUPER=01-Jim Cady/School Board Chairman; :26
SUPER=01-Dallas Helems/School Superintendent; :46
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This sums up how a majority of the residents felt following a motion to rescind last week's motion asking for Superintendent Dallas Helems' (HELL-ums) resignation.
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((BONNIE HUTCHINSON: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I AT THIS TIME WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO AMEND THE PREVIOUS ACTION TAKEN ON FEBRUARY 6 AND ASKING FOR HIS RESIGNATION. ))
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Hutchinson says she felt the board acted too fast in asking for the resignation.
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((JIM CADY/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK HER DECISION IS VERY FAIR. I THINK WE SHOULD A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO TAKEN THE ACTION.))
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Board Member Hettie (Het-tee) Farley had questioned Helems (HELL-um) leadership ability.. in particular.. a recent fuel leak at the county high school.
She also questioned whether the vote was legal... but that didn't stop the board from approving it 3 to 2.
Helem (HELL-um) says hopefully the controversy will also pass.
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((DALLAS HELEMS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF CALLS. THIS OUTPOURING TONIGHT INDICATED THEIR SUPPORT FOR ME AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. ))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE CONTROVERSY IS OVER FOR NOW AND THE NEXT STEP WILL BE FOR THE BOARD TO INVESTIGATE THE CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE FUEL LEAK. THAT'LL BE MADE PUBLIC AT A LATER MEETING. IN CRAIG COUNTY, JAY MOORE NEWS 7.))
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debate


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All eight Republican presidential hopefuls are claiming victory in last night's televised debate in New Hampshire.
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With the first presidential primary just days away, many voters are undecided and were hoping the debate would provide a revelation.
For the most part it offered up a traditional blend of politics, self-promotion and traded barbs.
Several candidates took shots at front-runner Bob Dole, who jokingly compared it to his combat experience.
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(( REPORTER;DO YOU FEEL LIKE WINNER TONIGHT. BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATEA I FEEL LIKE A WINNER EVERY NIGHT. REPORTER-WHO DID YOU BEAT? A--I DON'T KNOW, WHO WAS UP THERE. Q-DKD BUCHANAN GET UNDER YOWR SKIO TONIGHT? A-NOT REALLY. Q-HE WAS CERTAINLY ON THE ATTACK? A-HE CERTAINLY WAS, I THOUGHT HE HAD A BAD DAY, MAYBE HE ATE SOMETHING. I DON'T KNOW. ))
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Meantime, Pat Buchanan is standing by his campaign co-chairman despite reports linking Larry Pratt with white supremacists and right-wing militia leaders.
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1-Sports


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In sports, Steve Mason takes a look at college hoop action, plus he takes a look at the new coach of Baltimore's N-F-L team.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Two days to go till the big one in Daytona, and the excitement is

building.
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White-Stuff


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Winter storm warnings and snow advisories are posted for much of Southwestern Virginia and southeastern West Virginia.
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This time the snow is expected to end by this afternoon with accumulations between three and six inches.
State police are reporting one to three inches already on the ground.
They say slick roads have caused some minor accidents.
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V-Dot


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The Virginia Department of Transportation spent 60- million dollars clearing roads after this winter's two major snowstorms.
That's 16-and-a-half million dollars more than the department budgeted for snow removal for the whole year.
The Transportation Department says it cost about 38- million dollars to clear away the "Blizzard of '96." The February storm cost about 15- million dollars.
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Morrison


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Yesterday a judge found Virginia Tech football linebacker Tony Morrison guilty of a traffic code violation, but cleared him of criminal charges.
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Morrison was accused of damaging a door and stealing tip money at a bar in Blacksburg.
He paid the damages, so Judge Thomas Frith dismissed those, as well as a public drunkenness charge.
He did find the 19 year- old guilty of possessing his older brother's driver's license.
In an UNRELATED case, Morrison is named in a federal lawsuit filed by Christy (bron-KA-la) Brzonkala, a former student who claims Morrison and another football player raped her.
His lawyer says yesterday's ruling will NOT impact that case.
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((JOE PAINTER/MORRISON'S LAWYER: THIS ONE CONVICTION UNDER THE TRAFFIC CODE? NO, BECAUSE IT'S NOT A CRIME OF MORAL TURPITUDE, IT DOESN'T EVEN SHOW UP AS A CRIMINAL CHARGE. ))
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After the bar incident in December, Morrison was suspended from the football team and not allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl.
The judge fined him 500 dollars. Four hundred will be suspended if he completes an alcohol education program.
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Brzonkala


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Meanwhile Brzonkala's credibility is being loudly questioned by Tony Morrison's attorney.
Yesterday, the negative media counter- attack included the revelation that Brzonkala herself has a criminal record.
Ellen Qualls has that story.
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(( Christy Brzonkala took 42- dollars in merchandise from the Christiansburg Wal- Mart in the weeks after her alleged rapes.
Her legal opponents want you to know that.
She performed 50 hours community service for the crime.
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((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: I USED TO SAY I WISH I COULD GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. JUST EVEN SENIOR YEAR. AND JUST CHANGE SO MANY THINGS AND JUST BE SO MUCH MORE CAREFUL.))
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((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: HER SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT FITS THE PROFILE OF SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE DEEP THROES OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. ))
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Both Tony Morrison and Virginia Tech filed legal papers this week to have Brzonkala's civil suits dismissed.
Her attorney admits she's considered dropping one part herself -- and pushing for criminal charges.
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((EILEEN WAGNER: BUT SINCE WE HAVE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST NATIONWIDE IN SUPPORTING HER CLAIM ON THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN STATUTE, WE'RE REASSESSING THAT NOW AND CONSIDERING GOING FORWARD WITH THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PORTION. ))
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((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: I FEEL LIKE IT WASN'T JUST THOSE TWO GUYS THAT RAPED ME. IT WAS THE SCHOOL. THEY DID IT ALL OVER AGAIN. AND THEY DRAGGED IT OUT.))
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Virginia Tech writes in its legal filing that it has, in its words, great compassion for Brzonkala for what she has endured.
But the University says, that's NO reason for a federal lawsuit against the school.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

2-scores


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In the N-B-A --
Michael Jordan scored eight points in overtime to lift the Chicago Bulls past the Detroit Pistons.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Cleveland/=95/Toronto/=76//Miami/=97/Denver/=91;
SUPER=96-Chicago/112/Detroit/109//Milwaukee/109/Washington/=98;
SUPER=96-Houston/112/San Antonio/108//Utah/106/Dallas/103;
SUPER=96-Phoenix/=96/Portland/=84;




Two-Larry


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(roll cue:) We meet one fan who is true to one and only ONE driver.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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In case you haven't looked outside -- snow has blanketed our viewing area.
Accumulations of about one to three inches are being reported right now.
Beth Myer will have the complete forecast for us.
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In other news -- a public outcry changes the minds of Craig County School board members.
Last night the board took back its motion requesting Dallas Helems' resignation.
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And candidates for the G-O-P presidential nomination are hoping last night's debate in New Hampshire will gain them some favor with voters in the crucial primary state.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday, February 16th.
Don't go away, we'll be right back.

Schoolwatch


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Leftwich


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In other news --
Roanoke Police Chief M. David Hooper says he believes his officers used reasonable force when they subdued Steven Leftwich over the weekend.
The incident early Sunday morning brought complaints of brutality-
But Joe Dashiell reports an internal investigation has cleared the officers.
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((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: I THINK THAT THEY USED THAT FORCE WHICH WAS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF RENDERING MR LEFTWICH AS HARMLESS.))
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Referring to a diagram of downtown Roanoke, Hooper outlined the sequence of events on Sunday morning, when a routine traffic stop turned ugly.
Steven Leftwich says the beating he received left him bloodied and bruised, but chief hooper says the officers were also injured in a violent struggle that Leftwich initiated.
Hooper said he believes the officers used reasonable force to subdue Leftwich and take him into custody.
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((M. DAVID HOOPER: HE WAS HIT AND HE WAS KICKED, BUT AT NOT TIME WAS HE HIT OR KICKED THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE SOMEONE'S HAND IN HIS MOUTH AND THEY WERE TRYING TO BREAK THE BITE LOOSE OR HAVE HIS HAND ON A WEAPON TRYING TO TAKE IT.))
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Steven Leftwich wasn't available for comment following Hooper's news conference.
But members of his family were planning to meet with an attorney and prepare their response.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

new-hampshire


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With the New Hampshire primary just days away the G-O-P presidential hopefuls are hoping to gain some momentum from last night's televised debate.
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SUPER=03-Bedford, NH/Last Night;


But the four front-runners are nursing some wounds inflicted on each other.
Pat Buchanan and Bob Dole spent most of their time wrangling with each other -- mostly over trade and tax issues.
Buchanan also defended his campaign co-chairman, Larry Pratt, who has been linked with white supremacists and right wing militia leaders.
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((PAT BUCHANAN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE;I DON'T THINK MY OLD FRIEND BOB DOLE WILL BE CALLING ME AN EXTREMIST ANY MORE.(CHEERS)WE DID EVERYTHING WE HAD TO DO WE GOT OUR MESSAGE STRAIGHT THROUGH THE CAMERA TO THE COUNTRY FOLK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.WE STOOD UP FOR LARRY PRATT SEN. BOB DOLE:I DON'T KNOW WHY HE WOULD PRAISE HIM IN A CLOSING STATEMENT., BECAUSE FRANKLY I KNOW ALITTLE ABOUT MR. PRATT I'VE BEEN A TARGET OVER THE YEARS. EVERY TIME I'D GO SOMEWHERE THEY WOULD BE THERE WITH SIGNS LIKE BOB DOLE'S A TRAITOR...SEEMS TO ME...IF THE FACTS ARE TRUE HE SHOULD BE GONE. ))
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Buchanan says Pratt is being attacked because of his his strong defense of the constitutional right to bear arms.
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3-Sports


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In sports, Steve Mason takes a look at high school hoop action.
Good morning Steve.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(ROLL TAPE COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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Winter-Weather


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State police are reporting slick road conditions and minor accidents throughout southwest Virginia this morning.
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Winter storm warnings and snow advisories are posted for much of Southwestern Virginia and southeastern West Virginia.
This time the snow is expected to end by this afternoon with accumulations of three to six inches.
Stay tuned throughout the morning for the list of school announcements.
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Meeting


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Craig County's school superintendent may not have the support of the school board, but he certainly has the backing of county residents.
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And that public support appears to have been enough to change the minds of board members.
More than a week after asking for Dallas Helems' resignation the board last night rescinded that motion.
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((BONNIE HUTCHINSON: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I AT THIS TIME WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO AMEND THE PREVIOUS ACTION TAKEN ON FEBRUARY 6 AND ASKING FOR HIS RESIGNATION. ))
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Hutchinson says she felt the board acted too fast in asking for the resignation following a fuel leak at the county high school.
She also questioned whether the vote was legal.
Helems, meantime, says he hopes the controversy is now over.
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((DALLAS HELEMS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF CALLS. THIS OUTPOURING TONIGHT INDICATED THEIR SUPPORT FOR ME AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. ))
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The next job for the school board is to investigate the series of events leading up to the fuel leak.
That will be made public at a later meeting.
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Drunk-Driver


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The teenager who ran down a 45- year old teacher in Salem last year will NOT be tried as an adult.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 14, 1995;


On December 14th, this 16-year-old struck and killed Bonnie Kitts on her nightly walk with her husband.
The teenager had a blood alcohol content of point-2-1.
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


He could have gone to the penitentiary for 20 years, if he'd been tried as an adult. But he has a spotless record.
The judge will make the final decision on punishment next month.
Meanwhile the store where the teenage driver says he bought beer that night is under investigation and one of the clerks has been charged with selling alcohol to minors.
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Investigation


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An internal investigation has cleared the Roanoke City police officers accused of brutality last weekend.
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Referring to a diagram of downtown Roanoke, Roanoke Police Chief M. David Hooper outlined the sequence of events on Sunday morning, when a routine traffic stop turned ugly.
SUPER=04-Monday;


Steven Leftwich says the beating he received left him bloodied and bruised, but Chief Hooper says the officers were also injured in a violent struggle that Leftwich initiated.
Hooper said he believes the officers used reasonable force to subdue Leftwich and take him into custody.
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((M. DAVID HOOPER: HE WAS HIT AND HE WAS KICKED, BUT AT NOT TIME WAS HE HIT OR KICKED THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE SOMEONE'S HAND IN HIS MOUTH AND THEY WERE TRYING TO BREAK THE BITE LOOSE OR HAVE HIS HAND ON A WEAPON TRYING TO TAKE IT.))
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Leftwich was not available for comment following Hooper's news conference.
But members of his family were planning to meet with an attorney and prepare their response.
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4-scores


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Time now for sports and the latest in college basketball --
Kris Johnson sank a foul shot with one second left as 18th-ranked U-C-L-A upset number-13 Arizona.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-UCLA/=76/Arizona/=75//Stanford/=65/Oregon State/=50;
SUPER=97-Massachusetts/=70/LaSalle/=53//Utah/=69/Hawaii/=59;
SUPER=97-Wake Forest/=85/Maryland/=78//Purdue/=63/Ohio State/=55;
SUPER=97-Louisville/=67/NC - Charlotte/=64;