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7Danville-Police

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Police in Danville are being accused of using excessive force during an arrest.
The accusation comes from a newly formed Danville organization concerning the arrest of several women at a local clothing store.
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The Reverend Thomas Motley outlined the allegations at a news conference surrounded by members of C-PAC (see-pac)-- otherwise known as Citizens Policing Against Corruption.
17-year old Natasha Fitzgerald and 18-year old Kwanza (kwan-za) Cobbs say police used excessive force in arresting them last month for allegedly trespassing at a local clothing store.
Angela Crowley says she saw what happened and tried to find out the girls names to call their parents but was thrown to the ground and charged with impeding an officer.
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((ANGELA CRAWLEY:I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS MY LITTLE KIDS GROW UP THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT THESE GIRLS WENT THROUGH, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE BLACK OR WHITE OR WHAT EVER. REV. THOMAS MOTLEY/C-PAC FOUNDER:WE ARE CITIZENS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, WE CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE A DOUBLE STANDARD OF JUSTICE. WE HAVE RIGHTS AND WE WANT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ADHERED TO AND WE WANT THE SAME RESPECT AS ANY OTHER CITIZEN IN THIS CITY. ))
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Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says he's unaware of any complaint being filed against his department.

7Hodges


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Authorities believe an elderly man had been dead in his home for more than five weeks before his body was discovered by neighbors yesterday.
Authorities say 71-year old Winston James Hodges led a solitary lifestyle which is probably what kept his neighbors from realizing anything was wrong.
A neighbor's grandson discovred the body when he went to ask Hodges about doing some lawn work.
Authorities are still waiting for the autopsy results.

7Clifton-Dump


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On Monday, some Clifton Forge residents can say goodbye to a smelly problem.
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Last weekend, a temporary trash-transfer station was set up in this neighborhood.
The garbage was supposed to go to an Alleghany transfer station-- but it was not yet operational.
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But last night, city council told citizens the station should be up and running by Monday.
They say the make- shift dump was the only viable solution at the time.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: I'M VERY COMFORTABLE THAT WHAT WE'VE DONE IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES. AGAIN, THIS IS THE LAST THING THAT I CERTAINLY WANTED TO GET INVOLVED IN. IT'S A NO- WIN SITUATION. SOON AS THE TRANSFER STATION IS OPEN ON MONDAY, WE'LL BE THERE. ))
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Meanwhile, those living with the trash in their backyards complained they were not told it was coming.
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((JACK HARLOW/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: IN ALL TRUTHFULNESS, I THINK THEY DRAGGED THEIR FEET. THEY'VE KNOWN ABOUT THIS TWO OR THREE WEEKS. I THINK THEY REALLY THOUGHT THE COUNTY WAS GOING TO COME IN FOR THEM AND DIDN'T. THEY GOT CAUGHT AND ENDED UP HAVING TO DO THIS AS AN EMERGENCY. ))
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City officials say after the trash is removed, they'll work on a clean- up.

7Ashe


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The 15-hundred-pound bronze statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe leaves Waynesboro by truck this morning for a trip to Richmond.
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The statue will be placed on the capital city's Monument Avenue.
The unveiling ceremony is set for a week from today, Ashe's birthday.
A native of Richmond, Ashe was the first black man to win Wimbledon and the U-S Open.
In 1993, he died of complications from AIDS.
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7Weather


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Turning to the forecast -
Scattered showers are expected this morning - then turning sunny and less humid the rest of the day.
Temperatures will be in the lower 80s.
Tonight will be partly cloudy and cool with lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Looking ahead to your Fourth of July, it's going to be mostly sunny with highs in the 80s.

55Franklin-Still


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Authorities have put two separate still operations out of business in Franklin County.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says 44-year- old Jimmy Woods and 59-year old Betty Lucille Mcpherson were arrested at a distillery in Ferrum.
A few hours later, A-B-C agents found more moonshine at a Fork Mountain still.
25-year-old John Allen Carter and 30-year-old Ricky Wayne Radford were discovered at the Fork Mountain site and arrested.
All four suspected "moonshiners" have been charged with manufacturing alcoholic beverages without a license.
Together the stills produced some 110 gallons of illegal liquor.

55Delta-Star


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Union workers at Lynchburg's Delta Star plant have approved a new three year contract, and averted a strike.
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On Sunday, the electrical workers rejected the original company offer because of differences over wage increases and work schedules.
Both sides say the problems were hammered out in the newest offer that members approved last night by a 61 to 24 vote.
Three years ago Delta Star workers spent six weeks on the picket line in a contract dispute.
Delta Star builds electrical transformers.
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55Layoffs


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Meantime, union workers at the Rubatex plant in Bedford can expect layoffs beginning September 1st.
A total of 287 workers will be let go from the company's intrusion operation between September 1996 and October 1997.
The move follows Sunday's vote in which the union narrowly rejected a company plan to improve efficiency at the Bedford plant.
There is word that some union members would like to see another vote on the company offer.
Union officials have refused to comment.
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55Daycare


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The Pittsylvania County school board is failing.
That's the opinion of one group of parents.
They're upset because their children are no longer allowed to transfer to another school in order to keep their babysitters.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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(( This is not the first time parents have taken issue with an action by the Pittsylvania County School Board.
Board Members were criticized earlier this year for closing Whitmell Elementary.
Board President Robert Neals didn't back down then and he's standing firm on this latest debate.
He says the board decided to limit the number of student transfers because some parents were abusing the policy.
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((ROBERT NEALS/SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT: WE HAVE A SCHOOL DISTRICT SO THAT EVERY SCHOOL WILL, WE HOPE, HAVE AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION. THAT IS PROVIDED, THEY'LL BE ADEQUATE NUMBERS THERE AND ADEQUATE TEACHING STAFF, THERE. ))
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Marcia Crews is upset by the change.
Crews lives in the Chatham area but her baby sitter is in Gretna, so that's where her daughter attends school.
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((MARCIA CREWS/PARENT: IT'S LIKE, YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO PICK UP AND MOVE AND IT WOULD JUST BE-- ALL BE REAL SIMPLE IF THEY WOULD LISTEN AND I JUST DON'T THINK THEY'VE BEEN LISTENING TO US. ))
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A possible solution is drawing mixed reviews.
County schools Superintendent Jerry Webb wants to provide before and after school "day-care" at four area elementary schools. end su
Southside, Gretna, Union Hall and Mount Airy elementary are on the list.
But Shari Dudley, who was denied a zone transfer, says the program won't work for everyone.
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((SHARI DUDLEY/PARENT:THE HOURS WOULD BE FROM SIX AM TO SIX PM, MANY OF US DON'T GET OFF WORK UNTIL FIVE OR FIVE THIRTY. IT'S GOING TO A LITTLE HARD TO GET THIS FAR INTO MOUNT AIRY TO PICK OUR CHILDREN UP BY THE SIX O'CLOCK DEADLINE. ))
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Robert Neals says little can be done to change the board's decision regarding transfers.
A public hearing, however, has been scheduled by the County Board of Supervisors to determine if school based child care will become an option. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

55Weather


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Turning to the forecast -
Scattered showers are possible this morning - then turning sunny and less humid the rest of the day.
Highs will be in the 80s.

8C-PAC


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In Danville, a newly formed organization is accusing local police of using excessive force while making an arrest.
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The Reverend Thomas Motley outlined the allegations at a news conference surrounded by members of C-PAC (see-pac)-- otherwise known as Citizens Policing Against Corruption.
17- year old Natasha Fitzgerald and 18- year old Kwanza (kwan-za) Cobbs say police used excessive force in arresting them last month for allegedly trespassing at a local clothing store.
Angela Crowley says she witnessed what happened.
She said when she tried to find out the girls names to call their parents she was thrown to the ground and charged with impeding an officer.
Danville Police Chief Neal Morris says he's unaware of any complaint being filed against his department.
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8Winston-Hodges


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Authorities say an elderly Campbell County man who led a solitary lifestyle was dead for several weeks before his body was discovered yesterday.
The body of 71-year-old Winston James Hodges was found at his home, after a neighbor's grandson went to the house to ask Hodges about doing some lawn work.
Authorities believe Hodges had been dead more than five weeks.
An autopsy is being performed.


8Jones


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Virginia's Cooperative Extension service has a new director, but he's no stranger to the agency.
Clark Jones has been interim director for the last year, during which time he's helped implement a comprehensive restructuring plan.
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Now Jones says he's eager to steer the agency through leaner, but more efficient times.
He says improving computer technology in field offices will help that cause.
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((CLARK JONES/VA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION DIR.: NOT ONLY HAVE WE SPENT MONEY THERE, BUT WE'RE TRAINING OUR PEOPLE TO USE THAT TECHNOLOGY, THINKING THAT WHILE TECHNOLOGY WON'T REPLACE STAFF, IT WILL CERTAINLY ENABLE US TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF TIME AND DISTANCE. ))
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Jones will also serve as associate dean of Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

8Family-Services


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Family Services of Roanoke Valley says it will now manage the Teen Outreach Program.
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Also known as TOP, the program is used in 35 cities nationwide.
It focuses on reducing teen pregnancy and truancy.
TOP also teaches at-risk teens how to resolve conflicts.
But, the program's community outreach activites seems to be the favorite among students.
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((LUCY TORRES/WILLIAM FLEMING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG ADULTS, TEENS TO SHOW THAT WE'RE NOT THE BAD GUYS IN THE COMMUNITY. IT SHOWS WE CAN GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING, GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY.))
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TOP started at Roanoke's Patrick Henry High School six years ago.
At that time about 30 students were working in the program.
Next year enrollment is expected to top 100.
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8Bad-Writing


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Well, one lesson that won't be at the "TOP" of the list is the writing of a Roanoke middle school English teacher.
But, she likes it that way.
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Becky Mushko is the winner of an award honoring deliberately bad writing--presented by San Jose State University.
She won--or perhaps we should say LOST-- in the Western category.
Mushko has been an English teacher for more than 25 years--here's a sample of her "bad" writing.
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((BECKY MUSHKO/WRITER: TEX -- WHO NOW LAY IN A DISHEVELED HEAP IN THE SAGEBRUSH-- PUSHED BACK HIS SWEAT-STAINED STETSON FROM ONE DEEP-SET EYE, SPAT A STREAM OF TOBACCO JUICE AT THE NEAREST CACTUS, AND REFLECTED MOMENTARILY THAT THE MEN APPROACHING HIM WITH ROPES PROBABLY WEREN'T JUST OUT FOR A SKIP... ))
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Mushko says bad writing is for her own amusement.
She says some of her inspiration for the writings come from grading her students' papers.
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8Weather


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Turning to the forecast -
It's going to be a sunny day.
Temperatures will be in the lower 80s, but it will be less humid.
Tonight will be partly cloudy and cool with lows in the mid to upper 50s. highs in the 80s. Looking ahead to your Fourth of July, it's going to be mostly sunny with