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7VMI


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TAPE#96-98
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A judge has ruled Virginia Military Institute must file quarterly reports to a federal court outlining its plan to admit women.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/November 15


But the judge says the school does not have to get the federal government's approval of the plan before it can be put into effect.
The ruling shoots down the Justice Department's claim that the school had 30 days to submit a plan for bringing women into its corps of cadets.
V-M-I will admit women for the first time next fall.
That follows a Supreme Court ruling that it can't remain a state-supported school and keep women out.
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7Martin


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TAPE#96-88
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A Halifax County man accused of three murders has admitted guilt in two of them.
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SUPER=03-Halifax/October 23;


35- year- old Raleigh Dean Martin pleaded guilty to capital murder for killing 32- year- old Joseph Siffert Junior and his girlfriend, Barbara Hackney.
The couple was shot in November of last year in the presence of their infant daughter.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./November 1995


Martin is also charged with killing his wife, Marion.
Yesterday, a Halifax County judge found Martin guilty of second degree murder in that case.
The judge will begin hearing evidence this morning to determine whether Martin will be sentenced to death, or life in prison.
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7Ward


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TAPE#96-89
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Lord Botetourt's High School football coach could be looking at additional jail time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Friday;


Andy Ward reported to jail on Friday to begin serving part of a 14 day sentence.
But he showed up an hour and a half late and now faces an additional charge of failure to obey a court order.
Ward already had two separate D-U-I arrests when he got four months in jail for reckless driving and driving with a restricted license.
But the majority of that time was suspended.
A hearing will be held in a few weeks to see if Ward will have to serve any of THAT time.
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7Williams


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TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A former Danville police officer who says he was fired for looking into allegations of police brutality had his federal lawsuit thrown out of court yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;


Jeffrey Williams filed the five-million dollar federal lawsuit in February.
According to court papers, Judge Jackson Kiser ruled that Williams failed to prove his first amendment rights had been violated.
Judge Kiser also ruled Williams did not prove Chief Neal Morris and his assistant discriminated against black officers and created a racially hostile work environment.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:I THINK WE SAID FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT WE WOULD TRY OUR CASE IN COURT AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE AND I THINK THE COURT'S DECISION PRETTY MUCH SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. ))
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Williams and his attorney were also ordered to pay the defendants' attorneys fees of 264-dollars.

7Circuit-City


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TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A federal court says Circuit City discriminated against blacks at its Richmond based headquarters- when it came to promotions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A federal jury yesterday in Richmond sided with two black employees in their lawsuits against the electronics giant.
The employees called the victories satisfying and important.
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IN Q=Satisfying because

((JOSEPH SELLERS/PLAINTIFFS' ATTORNEY: SATISFYING BECAUSE TO OUR CLIENTS AND TO THE LAWYERS REPRESENTING THEM, WE HAVE FOR SOME TIME NOW SEEN EVIDENCE OF THIS, AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO REALIZE THAT A JURY OF THEIR PEERS HAVE COME TO THE SAME CONCLUSION. IMPORTANT AS WELL BECAUSE CIRCUIT CITY IS A LEADER IN THE RETAIL COMMUNITY.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


The decision may open the door to other lawsuits against Circuit City.
The company says it does not discriminate. It plans to appeal.
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7Traffic


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Some travel information for motorists this morning.
Travelers northbound on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County could experience some delays today.
V-DOT officials say they will be working on the road at milepost 133, near Dixie Caverns, most of the day.

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Turning now to the weather,
We are expecting a mostly sunny day with temperatures in the low 50s.
Tonight, it should cool down to the low 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 12/4/96

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55Farmer


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TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


An emotional outburst in a Danville courtroom by a shooting suspect.
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30- year- old Marlow Andre Farmer is accused of shooting Danville Police officer Dennis Haley in the neck during a drug raid, last month.
Yesterday's hearing began peacefully with both attorneys presenting their cases.
Farmer's attorney argued FOR bond saying her client is not a threat to society and has seven children.
But the judge decided to hold Farmer without bond pointing to his criminal record for various misdemeanor offenses.
The judge's ruling also angered one of Farmer's relatives.
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((ROY WOMACK:THIS IS BULL, THIS IS BULL, THIS IS BULL. MARLOW FARMER: LISTEN, DON'T PUSH ME, I'M GOING, THAT AIN'T RIGHT THOUGH, YOU ALL KNOW IT AIN'T RIGHT, IT AIN'T RIGHT, AIN'T GOING NOWHERE, AIN'T THAT RIGHT. ))
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Following the outburst, the judge ordered a brief recess to clear the courtroom.
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55Prepaid-Tuition


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TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Education


Paying for your child's college tuition is getting a bit easier for Virginians.
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SUPER=03-Henrico Co.


But Governor George Allen was the first dad in line yesterday to buy a prepaid tuition plan for daughter Tyler and son Forrest.
The plans can drop the cost of college in 18 years from about 80-thousand to about 15-thousand dollars.
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((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: WHETHER IT'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE, A UNIVERSITY, WHATEVER IT IS. WE PROVIDE IT FOR YOU. AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY THE ANSWER. TO THINK NOW ABOUT SOMETHING. AND THEN, WHEN YOUR CHILD'S GOING TO COLLEGE, TWO THINGS CAN HAPPEN. ONE, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF DEBT. AND TWO, PARENTS CAN ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT THEIR RETIREMENT.))
SUPER=01-Diana Cantor/Va. Prepaid Education Program;
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For more information you can call 1-888-567-0540
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55Snow-Preps


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TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Roanoke city officials are hoping for a snowless winter-- but they're preparing for a blizzard.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 1996;


Last year, Roanoke endured two and a half times its average snowfall.
Since then the city has doubled its supply of salt, added six snowplows and fourteen spreaders.
And officials have added liquid chemicals to their arsenal.
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SOT 14:14:05
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((BILL CLARK/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: NORMALLY, IF WE WOULD JUST PUT DOWN THE ROCK SALT BEFORE THE SNOW FELL IT WOULD BOUNCE OFF THE PAVEMENT AND THEN CARS GOING BY WOULD WHIP IT TO THE SIDE AND IT WOULDN'T BE THERE. BY PRE-WETTING THE CHEMICALS, IT WOULD STAY ON THE PAVEMENT AND AS THE SNOW FALLS IT WILL MELT.))
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Council also raised the prospect of encouraging residents to park on just one side of the street.

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8Farmer


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TAPE#96-82
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When a judge refused to set bond, the man accused of shooting and wounding a Danville police officer had to be restrained.
It happened in court yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


30- year- old Marlow Andre Farmer is accused of shooting officer Dennis Haley in the neck during a drug raid, last month.
Yesterday's hearing began peacefully with both attorneys presenting their cases.
Farmer's attorney argued FOR bond saying her client is not a threat to society and has seven children.
But the judge decided to hold Farmer without bond pointing to his criminal record for various misdemeanor offenses.
The judge's ruling also angered one of Farmer's relatives.
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((ROY WOMACK:THIS IS BULL, THIS IS BULL, THIS IS BULL. MARLOW FARMER: LISTEN, DON'T PUSH ME, I'M GOING, THAT AIN'T RIGHT THOUGH, YOU ALL KNOW IT AIN'T RIGHT, IT AIN'T RIGHT, AIN'T GOING NOWHERE, AIN'T THAT RIGHT. ))
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Following the outburst, the judge ordered a brief recess to clear the courtroom.
No one was arrested.
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8VMI


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TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute will now be filing quarterly reports on its plan to admit women.
A judge has ruled the school must submit these reports to a federal court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/November 15


But the judge says the school does not have to get the federal government's approval of the plan before it can be put into effect.
The ruling shoots down the Justice Department's claim that the school had 30 days to submit a plan for bringing women into its corps of cadets.
V-M-I will admit women for the first time next fall.
That follows a Supreme Court ruling that it can't remain a state-supported school and keep women out.
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8Prayer-Schools


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TAPE#net (edit of 96-99)
GRAPHIC=NONE


It has been nearly thirty years since the Supreme Court ruled against organized school prayer, but the debate continues.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Students can still share their religious faith voluntarily, but only on their own time.
A spokesperson with Americans United for the Separation of Church and State spoke last night at a Vinton school.
She said it's important to teach children to respect all 2 thousand religions in the U-S.
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((BUNNIE RIEDEL/AMERICANS FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE: WE ALL NEED TO GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER AND RESPECT EACH OTHER, AND BE SENSITIVE TO ONE ANOTHER'S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, AND FOLLOWING THE CONSTITUTION IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO DO THAT.))
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School officials point out the need to keep their curriculum culturally balanced.
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((DEEDIE KAGEY/ROLAND E. COOK PRINCIPAL: I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF IS THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENCES, AND THESE DIFFERENCES ARE OKAY, WHETHER IT'S RELIGIOUS OR OTHERWISE. ))
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But some say it's often difficult for teachers to have lessons about different cultures-- without crossing the line.
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8Golf-Carts


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TAPE#net (edit of 96-94)
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


If you're avoiding the mall this holiday season, to avoid a parking lot nightmare a golf cart may be thing to lure you back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


Golf carts are now doing winter duty at Tanglewood Mall.
They're part of the Tanglewood Mall Shuttlebug Service offered this holiday season.
The mall manager came up with the idea.
She used golf carts at another mal she worked at for security.
The shuttlebug service was a logical transition.
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((JUDY TULLIUS/TANGLEWOOD MALL: WE DO TRY VERY HARD TO MAKE IT CONVENIENT TO GET IN AND OUT OF TANGLEWOOD MALL, WE HAVE FIVE EXITS AND ENTRANCES, WE ALSO HAVE TRAFFIC CONTROL, AND THESE CARTS SHOULD HELP OUR CUSTOMERS TOO.)) ((NANCY AHMAD/SHOPPER: I THINK IT'S GREAT! Why's that? AHMAD: BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO PARK SO FAR AWAY AND IT'S SO LONG TO GET TO THE MALL, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE CARRYING PACKAGES.))
SUPER=01-Judy Tullius/Tanglewood Mall;
SUPER=01-Nancy Ahmad/Shopper;:11
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The free service runs during the peak shopping periods.
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8Traffic


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Some travel information for motorists this morning.
Travelers northbound on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County could experience some delays today.
V-DOT officials say they will be working on the road at milepost 133, near Dixie Caverns, most of the day.

8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather, Tonight, it should cool down to the low 30s. We are expecting a mostly sunny day with temperatures in the low 50s.