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7schoolwatch


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Up to six inches of snow was forecasted but most of our area is waking up to clear roads this morning.
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Snow may have blanketed the ground, but the road conditions are looking good around the area.
Most of the snow is melting before it can cause any trouble.
Let's take a look at this morning's school closings.
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Schoolwatch full screen
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7P-TECH-fOOTBALL


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Rape allegations against two Virginia Tech football players have prompted action by the school administration.
The faculty Senate has passed a resolution demanding whatever action necessary to prevent criminal activity by student athletes.
A committee fill be formed next month to find solutions.
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The rape charges against Tech football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford are the latest in a string of criminal charges that various football players have racked up.
Faculty senate members say coaches and administrators must be held accountable.
Senate president Paul Metz says officials MUST take action, even if it affects recruiting.
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((PAUL METZ/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: WHEN YOU START TO HOLD ADMINISTRATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE PACKAGE, THEN THEY START TO SAY WELL MAYBE THIS SUPERSTAR KID THAT I'VE GOT REAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS CHARACTER, MAYBE THIS IS SOMEBODY I'M GONNA LET GO TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION AND I'LL PASS ON HIM, EVEN THOUGH HE MIGHT WIN THE BIG GAME FOR US ONE DAY.))
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Meantime the alleged victim says she was the only one left at the party when the Tech players raped her in Edmonds' bedroom around one-thirty A-M.
Tuesday, the players' lawyer said there are witnesses who say that's not possible.
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((MATT PETHYBRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: WE HAVE NUMEROUS MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S TRACK TEAM WHO WILL TESTIFY THAT THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT SHE COULD'VE BEEN RAPED IN THE TIME THAT THE PARTY WAS GOING ON BETWEEN 10 AND TWO. ))
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But one of those track team members, Gena Franklin tells News-7 she and five others were the last to leave the party, EXCEPT the alleged victim who stayed behind with Crawford and Edmonds.
She says that was at one-thirty, around the time the alleged victim says she was attacked.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We are expecting some flurries throughout the day.
Additional snow accumulation of one to two inches may fall in the New River and Greenbrier Valleys today. Temperatures will be dropping into the low 20s this afternoon.
Friday will be cold, but sunny with highs in the mid 20s and overnight lows around 10 degrees. 7BIRTHDAYS! 12/20/96

SUPER=130-5/James Parcell/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-12/Jimmy Nester/Pulaski;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-28th/Kenny & Barbara Reynolds/Salem;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-5th/Dwight & Amy Brogan/Buchanan;



SUPER=130-8/Justin McClure/Dublin;



SUPER=130-40/Cindy Ward/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-11/Kevin Brinkley/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-14/Bobby Moore/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-/Marty Maddox/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-12/Ashley Keesee/Moneta;



SUPER=130-6/Michael Simpkins/Radford;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-1/Kassi Camden/Natural Bridge;



SUPER=130-50/E.A. Bishop/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Nathaniel Rouse/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-64/Sallie Samuel/Sutherlin;



SUPER=130-6/Skylar Wilson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-65/Earlie Craghead/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-7/Daniel Franklin/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Eugene & Effie Dalton/Willis;


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SUPER=130-53/Sue Stephenson/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Charles & Virginia Faurote/Roanoke;



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55schoolwatch


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Up to six inches of snow was forecasted but most of our area is waking up to clear roads this morning.
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Snow may have blanketed the ground, but the road conditions are looking good around the area.
Most of the snow is melting before it can cause any trouble.
Let's take a look at this morning's school closings.
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Schoolwatch full screen
(Melanie ad libs schoolwatch)


55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We are expecting some flurries throughout the day.
Additional snow accumulation of one to two inches may fall in the New River and Greenbrier Valleys today. Temperatures will be dropping into the low 20s this afternoon.
Friday will be cold, but sunny with highs in the mid 20s and overnight lows around 10 degrees. cutopen
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8schoolwatch


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Up to six inches of snow was forecasted but most of the region is waking up to clear roads this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Snow may have blanketed the ground, but the road conditions are looking good around the area.
Most of the snow is melting before it can cause any trouble.
Let's take a look at this morning's school closings.
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Schoolwatch full screen
(Melanie ad libs schoolwatch)


8P-TECH-fOOTBALL


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Virginia Tech's governing board will review a plan early next year to toughen sanctions for student athletes charged with crimes.
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The action comes after rape charges were filed this week agains Hokie football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford.
Faculty senate members say coaches and administrators must be held accountable.
Senate president Paul Metz says officials MUST take action, even if it effects recruiting.
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SOT 54:00 96-90

((PAUL METZ/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: WHEN YOU START TO HOLD ADMINISTRATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE PACKAGE, THEN THEY START TO SAY WELL MAYBE THIS SUPERSTAR KID THAT I'VE GOT REAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS CHARACTER, MAYBE THIS IS SOMEBODY I'M GONNA LET GO TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION AND I'LL PASS ON HIM, EVEN THOUGH HE MIGHT WIN THE BIG GAME FOR US ONE DAY.))
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Meantime the alleged victim says she was the only one left at the party when the Tech players raped her in Edmonds' bedroom around one-thirty A-M.
Tuesday, the players' lawyer said there are witnesses who say that's not possible.
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((MATT PETHYBRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: WE HAVE NUMEROUS MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S TRACK TEAM WHO WILL TESTIFY THAT THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT SHE COULD'VE BEEN RAPED IN THE TIME THAT THE PARTY WAS GOING ON BETWEEN 10 AND TWO. ))
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But one of those track team members, Gena Franklin tells News-7 she and five others were the last to leave the party, EXCEPT the alleged victim who stayed behind with Crawford and Edmonds.
She says that was at one-thirty, around the time the alleged victim says she was attacked.

8Legionnaires


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A Montgomery County man has died of Legionnaires' Disease.
The 55- year- old man was the only remaining hospitalized case after the recent Legionnaires' outbreak in the New River Valley.
He had been hospitalized at the Salem V-A Medical Center since October.
A total of 16 cases of legionella pneumonia were confirmed in that outbreak.
Two people died-- all other hospitalized patients have since been discharged and are doing well.

8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We are expecting some flurries throughout the day.
Additional snow accumulation of one to two inches may fall in the New River and Greenbrier Valleys today. Temperatures will be dropping into the low 20s this afternoon. around 10 degrees. Friday will be cold, but sunny with highs in the mid 20s and overnight lows