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7S-SCLC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


Civil rights leader, Reverend William Avon Keen says because of racial stereotypes white police officers in Danville are too quick to shoot black men.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


Keen, the leader of the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference, says Danville police officers are committing racial genocide.
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SOT 2:19:22
IN Q=The atmosphere

((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC: THE ATMOSPHERE THAT BLACKS ARE CRIMINALS, THAT POLICE OFFICERS MUST WALK WITH FEAR, THAT THEY MUST BE PREPARED TO SHOOT IF THEY GET IN CONFRONTATION WITH A YOUNG BLACK. THIS IS THE ATMOSPHERE THAT IS PREVALENT.))
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/SCLC;
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OUT Q=that is prevalent
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SUPER=04-August 28;


Last week, Officer Dewey Hancock Junior shot and killed an alleged shoplifter who was trying to take his gun.
Keen says Hancock did NOT need to kill the man.
He says three other times, a white officer has killed a black male unnecessarily.
Chief Neal Morris says those three officers were acting in self defense.
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SOT 2:37:43
IN Q=We don't teach

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE DON'T TEACH OUR PEOPLE TO BEAT OR ROUGH UP ANYBODY OR HANDLE ANY PERSON ROUGHER THAN ANY OTHER PERSON. WE WANT TO TREAT EVERYBODY WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND CERTAINLY WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING THAT GETS US INTO A LAWSUIT.))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;
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Morris says 32 police officers patrol predominantly black neighborhoods, building trust and not fear.

7E-Deweese


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


No contest was the plea entered by Christopher Todd Deweese yesterday.
The charge was involuntary manslaughter.
Two passengers were killed when
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

Deweese slammed his pickup truck into a tree in July, after a police officer recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
At that time, Deweese was wanted for failing to appear in court.
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SOT 11:38:58
IN Q=The extreme reckless

((GERALD TEASTER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THE EXTREME RECKLESS DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE BY DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED IN THICK FOG ON A MOUNTAIN ELUDING POLICE. UNDER THE LAW, THAT CERTAINLY COULD BE INTERPRETED AND FOUND GUILTY BY A JUDGE OR A JURY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER BY DOING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Teaster/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
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OUT Q=by doing that
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VO-NAT


Deweese agreed to plead no contest, after the prosecution agreed not to seek a sentence above state guidelines.
If the judge decided to follow the guidelines, Deweese's sentence could range from three to six years.
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75-Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=education


It could be harder to make the grade in school after today.
Virginia's Board of Education is expected to adopt tough new standards for the performance of schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


Yesterday, Governor George Allen visited a Henrico (hen-RYE-koh) County elementary school to help sway critics.
The Governor moved up a budget announcement usually made in December -- to publicly promise almost 32- million dollars to schools to help students who fail the new Standards of Learning tests.
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SOT 09:58:16
IN Q=Let's assume

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET'S ASSUME A SCHOOL HERE HAS 80- PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR ARE PASSING ACCREDITATION. THAT MEANS THOUGH THAT THERE ARE 20-PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT DOING IT. YOU DON'T SAY EVERYTHING IS ALL FINE AND DANDY THERE. YOU CAN BE VERY PROUD OF IT. THOSE 20-PERCENT THOUGH, WE WANT TO GIVE THEM ADDITIONAL HELP SO THEY GET UP TO SPEED.))
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Under the Standards of Accreditation the Board will vote on today, a school with a 30- percent failure rate on the new tests would lose the state seal of approval.
The new aid would come in the form of extra tutorial classes
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast...
Mostly Sunny and cooler today with highs only reaching the upper 60's to low 70's.
Tonight look clear with near record lows in the low to mid 40's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/5/97 UPDATED!
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SUPER=130-12/Lawson Webb/Burnt Chimney;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-11th/Michael and Tina Fisher/Hot Springs;



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SUPER=130-4/Curtis Hunt Jr./Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-50/Mickey Landis/Covington;



SUPER=130-31/Henry Reynolds/Draper;



SUPER=130-3/Rayshon Cobbs Jr./Roanoke;



(Wow!)
SUPER=130-100/Annie Morris/Rocky Mount;



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SUPER=130-50th/Woodrow & Emma Huddleston/Roanoke;


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55E-SCLC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


In Danville, a civil rights leader is accusing the Police Department of committing racial genocide.
But Reverend William Avon Keen says the black community and the police department can solve this problem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Keen is the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
He says Danville police must stop killing black men out of fear.
SUPER=04-August 28;


Last week Officer Dewey Hancock Junior shot and killed an alleged shoplifter who was trying to grab his gun.
Keen says the shooting victim was D avid Pryor of New York City, but police say they still don't know the man's name.
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SOT 2:12:56
IN Q=If he was shot

((REVEREND WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC: IF HE WAS SHOT BY POLICE AS AN UNIDENTIFIED INDIVIDUAL, HE WOULD BE TREATED AS A PAUPER AND BURIED AND JUST THROWN ASIDE, WHICH WOULD ALSO REINFORCE THAT A BLACK CRIMINAL'S LIFE IS VALUELESS.))
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/SCLC;
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OUT Q=life is valueless
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VO-NAT


Keen says white officers have shot three other black men before.
But Chief Neal Morris says police acted in self-defense and they patrol black neighborhoods with trust, not fear.
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SOT 2:34:00
IN Q=Police officers

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT AFRAID OF BLACK MEN. WE CERTAINLY DON'T VIEW BLACK MEN OR ANY PERSON AS CRIMINALS BASED ON ANY PAST HISTORY OR ANYTHING ELSE.))
SUPER=@Morris;
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OUT Q=for doing that
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Morris says he would fire an officer for making a racial slur.
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55E-Rally


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-64
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Also in Danville, a rally against police.
It was organized by the uncle of Marco Loney, who was killed by a Richmond police officer as he fled on foot two years ago.
Protesters say they want to put an end to (quote) young black males lying dead in the streets for no reason. (End quote)
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555-Allen


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=education


Virginia's Board of Education today is set is expected to adopt tough new standards for the performance of schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


Yesterday, Governor George Allen visited a Henrico (hen-RYE-koh) County elementary school to help sway critics.
The Governor moved up a budget announcement usually made in December -- to publicly promise almost 32- million dollars to schools to help students who fail the new Standards of Learning tests.
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SOT 09:58:16
IN Q=Let's assume

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET'S ASSUME A SCHOOL HERE HAS 80- PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR ARE PASSING ACCREDITATION. THAT MEANS THOUGH THAT THERE ARE 20-PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT DOING IT. YOU DON'T SAY EVERYTHING IS ALL FINE AND DANDY THERE. YOU CAN BE VERY PROUD OF IT. THOSE 20-PERCENT THOUGH, WE WANT TO GIVE THEM ADDITIONAL HELP SO THEY GET UP TO SPEED.))
SUPER=@Allen;
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OUT Q=up to speed.
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VO-NAT


Under the Standards of Accreditation the Board will vote on today, a school with a 30- percent failure rate on the new tests would lose the state seal of approval.
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55E-Deweese


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Christopher Todd Deweese killed when
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;\

Deweese slammed his pickup truck into a tree in July, after a police officer recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
At that time, Deweese was wanted for failing to appear in court.
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SOT 11:38:58
IN Q=The extreme reckless

((GERALD TEASTER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THE EXTREME RECKLESS DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE BY DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED IN THICK FOG ON A MOUNTAIN ELUDING POLICE. UNDER THE LAW, THAT CERTAINLY COULD BE INTERPRETED AND FOUND GUILTY BY A JUDGE OR A JURY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER BY DOING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Teaster/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=by doing that
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VO-NAT


Deweese agreed to plead no contest, after the prosecution agreed not to seek a sentence above state guidelines.
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55weather


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Shifting our attention now to weather--
Mostly sunny skies today, with cooler highs around 70.
Clear and chilly tonight, with near record lows in the 40s.
Taking a look at the extended forecast...
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8S-SCLC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=Race Relations


Civil rights leader Reverend William Keen says Danville police are killing black men because of their skin color.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


Keen, the leader of the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference, says because of racial stereotypes white officers are too quick to shoot black men.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:19:22
IN Q=The atmosphere

((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC: THE ATMOSPHERE THAT BLACKS ARE CRIMINALS, THAT POLICE OFFICERS MUST WALK WITH FEAR, THAT THEY MUST BE PREPARED TO SHOOT IF THEY GET IN CONFRONTATION WITH A YOUNG BLACK. THIS IS THE ATMOSPHERE THAT IS PREVALENT.))
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/SCLC;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=that is prevalent
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-August 28;


Last week, Officer Dewey Hancock Junior shot and killed an alleged shoplifter who was trying to take his gun.
Keen says Hancock did NOT need to kill the man.
He says three other times, a white officer has killed a black male unnecessarily.
Chief Neal Morris says those three officers were acting in self defense.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:37:43
IN Q=We don't teach

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE DON'T TEACH OUR PEOPLE TO BEAT OR ROUGH UP ANYBODY OR HANDLE ANY PERSON ROUGHER THAN ANY OTHER PERSON. WE WANT TO TREAT EVERYBODY WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND CERTAINLY WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING THAT GETS US INTO A LAWSUIT.))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=into a lawsuit
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Morris says 32 police officers patrol predominantly black neighborhoods, building trust and not fear.

8S-Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Education


The State Board of Education wants to know if schools are "making the grade" when it comes to tougher accreditation standards.
And today, the board is set to approve those standards for schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.


In an apparent attempt to blunt criticism of the proposed Standards of Accreditation, Governor George Allen yesterday promised almost 32- million dollars in the budget he normally reveals in December.
The money would help schools tutor the children who are NOT passing the new tests.
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SOT 09:59:48
IN Q=It's going to

((RICHARD LAPOINTE/VA. SUPERINTENDENT FOR PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: IT'S GOING TO TARGET THE STUDENTS WHO DO NOT FARE AS WELL IN THE TEST IN THIS SPRING TEST.))
SOT 09:49:29
IN Q=So if you're

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO IF YOU'RE MAKING THE EFFORT, AND SOMEBODY NEEDS SOME ADDITIONAL HELP, LET'S SAY IN MATHEMATICS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE HELPING YOU GET AHEAD. WE DON'T WANT A SINGLE CHILD IN VIRGINIA TO FALL BEHIND OR JUST SAY THEY'RE A STATISTIC. AND SAY WELL WE HAVE TO LOWER THE STANDARDS FOR EVERYONE SO EVERYONE CAN GET OVER IT. WE WANT TO HAVE HIGH STANDARDS.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Education


If the S-O-As are adopted today as written, schools will have six years before they get a warning for bad performance -- and a full ten years before they lose state accreditation.

85-Deweese


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A judge convicted Christopher Todd Deweese of involuntary manslaughter for killing two people in July, when he crashed his truck on Mill Mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/July;


Deweese entered a no contest plea on both counts.
He was wanted for failing to appear in court when he met a police officer at Mill Mountain Park.
He drove away at high speed in heavy fog, crashing into a tree.
Deweese entered his no contest plea after the prosecution agreed to follow the state's sentencing guidelines.
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SOT 11:37:45
IN Q=whether there was

((GERALD TEASTER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER THERE WAS A GUILTY PLEA OR A NOT GUILTY PLEA, TRIAL OR NO TRIAL, WE'RE SIMPLY GOING TO ARGUE WITHIN THE GUIDELINES. THAT MEANS THAT WE WILL SIMPLY NOT ARGUE FOR THE JUDGE TO SENTENCE MORE THAN WHAT IS IN THE ACTUAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES WHEN THEY'RE PREPARED.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Teaster/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
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OUT Q=they're prepared
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Under the guidelines, Deweese could receive from three to six years in prison, though the judge can increase the sentence if he chooses.

8weather


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Time now to check out Thursday's forecast--
Plenty of sunshine and Fall- like temperatures.
Highs around 70.
Clear and cold tonight, with lows dropping into the mid 40s.
More sunny and cool weather ahead for the next few days....
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