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ANCHOR=Keith

All but a corner of Craig County will be spared the 750-kilovolt power line A-E-P is proposing now.
Joe Dashiell will have a LIVE report for us coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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VO-NAT


Not a guilty plea ...but a plea-yah in court today.... the distinction between ballet and strip tease- -according to an expert witness for the defense of "Girls, Girls, Girls."
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in from Charlotte with 49ers quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
Frank Beamer talks about this weekend's Homecoming opponent.
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VO-NAT eng#


And Chip Sullivan was in town today swinging for charity at the annual Tee Off for Sight event at Hunting Hills Country Club.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Sunshine, but sharply cooler temperatures moving in overnight--they'll be here to stay for the rest of the week. I'll have details.

Power-Line


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=AEP PowerLine


American Electric Power hopes a new path will give new momentum to its plan for a high voltage power line.
Today the company unveiled a route that would carry the line from Wyoming, West Virginia to Cloverdale in Botetourt County.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell covered today's announcement and tonight he tells us how the plan has changed.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
(Joe ad libs)
(Rollcue: impact on Craig County.)
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SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
(Joe adlibs)
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave




AEP-Reax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline


Power line opponents, who've been fighting A-E-P for the better part of six years, aren't backing down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


The Giles County group, "Citizens Organized to Protect the Environment", believes the new route is even worse than the original.
Cliff Shaffer (shay-fer) says the new plan appears to impact even more people.
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13:42:27
SOT
IN Q=We certainly

((CLIFF SHAFFER/POWER LINE OPPONENT:WE CERTAINLY OFFER ANY HELP AND ASSISTANCE WE CAN TO THE NEW PEOPLE WHO AREA AFFECTED IN MCDOWELL, TAZEWELL AND BLAND COUNTIES. WE FEEL THAT THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING, IN AFFECT, WE ARE LITERALLY STARTING THE WHOLE PROCESS OVER, THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE WE WERE IN 1991, WE HAVE A NEW FILING, A NEW ROUTE, AND A PROCESS THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR SIX YEARS NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Shaffer/Power Line Opponent; :
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=six years now.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=AEP Powerline


Shaffer says his group has already been in contact with people in Bland County about fighting the proposed power line.


Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Cameras will NOT be present when two men charged with murder in Grayson County appear in court next week.
Judge Daniel Bird ruled in favor of Commonwealth's attorney, J-D Bolt, who argued still and T-V cameras would add even more publicity to the case.
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VO-NAT


A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;


The two white men are charged with burning and decapitating Garnett "G-P" Johnson-- the only black man at a drinking party over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney says he'll probably argue to have the case moved when it actually goes to trial.
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10:50:37
SOT
IN Q=I'm not

((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY: I'M NOT GOING TO DISCUSS ANY OF THE FACTS THAT I'VE FOUND BUT I THINK CLEARLY THIS CASE WAS, IS NOT A MURDER, THAT WAS, THAT WAS, COMMITTED OUT OF ANY KIND OF RACISM, AND MY CLIENT IS NOT A RACIST AND I THINK THAT WILL CERTAINLY BE DISCLOSED AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Ceparano's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=appropriate time.
ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=Legal Scales


An attorney for the Roanoke Times says his company has not decided whether it will appeal the judge's decision.




Girls-girls


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It may not be "high-brow" entertainment- -says an expert witness in Roanoke's on-going obscenity trial. But she says the dancers at "Girls, Girls, Girls" are displaying creativity on stage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Judith Hanna has studied ballet. She offered a brief demonstration in court today.
She believes nude dancing is art.
She wasn't allowed to say that, because that's for the jury to decide.
But she's seen the videotapes police recorded last May... and says some of the dancers at the club are better than others.
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SOT 11:45:00
IN Q=If they were

((JUDITH HANNA/ANTHROPOLOGIST: IF THEY WERE TO SEE "PASSION," THEY WOULD AGREE THAT IS AN ART FORM AND THAT SHE IS A VERY SKILLED DANCER.))
SUPER=01-Judith Hanna/Anthropologist
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=skilled dancer.
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VO-NAT


The defense wanted to show a tape of the Broadway play, "Oh Calcutta," pointing out that it involves naked men AND women on stage, a production that has been put on three times at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The judge refused to let the jury watch the tape of the stage play.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


The jury will get the case tomorrow.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


A school program in Franklin County is held up as a national model. We'll show you why coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


and a young Halifax County couple keeps the family farm tradition alive, but with a 90s twist.
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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First-2000


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-55
GRAPHIC=Education


Their critics call them the naysayers and the "high tax lobby."
But what they are is a group of business leaders from all over Virginia -- speaking for and with college and university presidents from across the state.
Ellen Qualls reports they have a warning.
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SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:22
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OUT Q=Qualls News 7, RIchmond.

((
Virginia college tuitions are close to the top in the nation and state funding near the bottom.
Professors earn well below their peer institutions.
sot 07:24:39

((HEYWOOD FRALIN: EVERY STATE...MUST MAKE AN INVESTMENT IMMEDIATELY.))
runs=:13


The two year old Virginia Business Higher Education Council says its got to stop.
Today it released a blueprint for reinvestment-- almost a half billion more dollars to education each year in the next two years than is currently budgeted.
It's a different talk than the tax cuts on the campaign trail now.
sot 07:45;15

((TIL HAZEL: YOU'LL HAVE TO ASK THE CANDIDATES. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT THE PROBLEMS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL ARE, BUT THE REALITIES ARE QUITE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I HEAR.))
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((DON BEYER: I THINK THEY HAVE THE LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITY....HARD DECISIONS.))
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But Beyer's hard decision was to drum up his own tax cut plan this summer.
sot 12:58:25

((SO THE QUESTION IS WHO DO YOU BELIEVE? ON THE ISSUE OF TAXES, DON BEYER STARTED OUT SAYING THAT HE WANTED TO HAVE MASSIVE NEW SPENDING PROGRAMS AND TO BUILD THE POLITICAL WILL TO BE ABLE TO SUSTAIN THOSE.))
runs=:13


If you believe the college promotors, the political will did NOT come this year in Virignia.
Ellen QUalls, News 7 Richmond,))

Ward-System


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


One group of residents say change would be for the better when it comes to Roanoke City Council, and how members are elected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Committee For Better Representation wants city voters to approve the November referendum which would create a ward system.
City council would then consist of five districts, with one Council member elected to represent each district, and the mayor and vice-mayor elected at large.
Currently all members represent the city at-large.
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SOT=12:36:53
IN Q=A district system

((BILL BESTPITCH/COMMITTEE FOR BETTER REPRESENTATION: A DISTRICT SYSTEM PUTS COUNCIL MEMBERS CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT, GIVING YOU MORE DIRECT ACCESS TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ON CITY COUNCIL. DISTRICT MEMBERS WILL PROMOTE A GREATER FOCUS ON NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES))
SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Committee For Better Representation
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OUT Q=neighborhood issues.
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VO-NAT


Opponents to the ward system believe it would pit city neighborhoods against each other.
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Young-Farmers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Farming

**Note Anchor Tag**
Virginia's 1997 Young Farmers of the Year live in Halifax County...
They are Don and Sara Reese.
Tina Tenret visited their farm and uncovers the secret to their success.
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SOT
IN Q=At first glance
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Don Reese/Young Farmer of the Year; :26
SUPER=@Tina1; :55
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=News7, Halifax County

(( At first glance, it's the traditional tobacco farm of Southside Virginia.
Look again.
Strawberries, pumpkins, even okra cover half this farm...
a backup plan if the government continues to crack down on tobacco.
Health advocates call this the wave of the future...
asking tobacco farmers to simply grow vegetables instead.
Even Don Reese says it's not that easy; half his income stems from tobacco.
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SOT 17:15:25
IN Q=The tobacco income

((DON REESE/YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR: TOBACCO INCOME IS MUCH MORE STABLE THAN VEGETABLE INCOME. WE'VE GOT PRICE SUPPORTS AND QUOTA SYSTEMS IN PLACE AND YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH COUNT ON, EVEN IN A BAD YEAR, BEING ABLE TO SELL YOUR TOBACCO. IF YOU HAVE A BAD CROP OF VEGETABLES, THERE'S REALLY NO SELLING A BAD CROP OF VEGETABLES.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=crop of vegetables


But with a third child on the way, Don and Sara Reese are not banking on tobacco ....
they also run a family store, where tourists often spend 60-dollars at a time. take standup
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SOT 18:04:42
IN Q=At first this store

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: AT FIRST, THIS STORE WAS JUST A TRUCK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, A WAY TO SELL EXTRA CANTELOUPES. NOW IT HOLDS FRUITS, VEGETABLES, FLOWERS. IT'S YET ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE MONEY, A SAFETY NET, JUST IN CASE. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, HALIFAX COUNTY.))
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OUT Q=News7, Halifax County))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Farming


The Reeses will compete against other young farmers nationwide in November.





Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Today's meeting of Federal Reserve policy-makers appears to have been a non-event, with no annoucement about interest rates.
So instead Wall Street investors were focusing on weaknesses in the bond market. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Learning-Channel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Education


Some Franklin County parents who didn't set their V-C-R's for 11:30 earlier today are in trouble.
A live broadcast on The Learning Channel featured Franklin County's school system, and some students are the stars.
Tonya Flory has more.
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IN Q=This school
SUPER=03-Franklin Co. ; :00
SUPER=01-Bobbie Callahan/CATCE Student; :22
SUPER=01-Blake DiCello/CATCE Student; :40
SUPER=01-Paul Strickler/CATCE Director; :58
SUPER=@Tonya1; 1:04
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=News 7, Franklin County.

((This school doesn't need a library or even a single encyclopedia, all they need are computers.
It's a model for schools of the future where the students are called interns, the teachers are referred to as instructors and the classroom are replaced by modules...all equipped with high speed Internet connections using cable....and that's what made it so attractive to a television production crew.
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SOT 11:23:14:08
IN Q=It was really

((BOBBIE CALLAHAN/CATCE STUDENT:IT WAS REALLY DIFFERENT, THEY ASKED US ABOUT THE INTERNET, DIFFERENT SITES AND WE WORKED ON THE E-MATES WHICH ARE LITTLE PORTABLE COMPUTERS WITH THE SOLACE. THAT WAS REALLY NEAT BECAUSE IT GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A DIFFERENT THING, BUT ALSO TO HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE WITH A CAMERA))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=with a camera.
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SOT 11:24:13:16
IN Q=It was fun

((BLAKE DICELLO/CATCE STUDENT:IT WAS FUN, WE WENT DOWN INTO THE INTERACTIVE LAB AND WE WORKED ON THE E-MATE AND SENT MESSAGES TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=different people.


The program is part of cable's committment to expanding state of the art technology in America's schools...and included an appearance by Vice President Al Gore.
The publicity was educational in itself.
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SOT 11:39:44
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((THAT WAS LIKE TURNING THE HOUSE UPSIDE DOWN, BUT IT WAS FUN, THEY HAD A WHOLE PRODUCTION CREW, LIGHTING AND MAKE-UP))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=make-up

Stand-up
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SOT 11:54:10
IN Q=Their time

((THEIR TIME HERE MAY SEEM AS FAST AS THEIR HIGH SPEED COMPUTERS. THIS IS ONLY HALF OF FRANKLIN COUNTY EIGHTH GRADERS...NEXT SEMESTER THE REMAINDER OF THE CLASS WILL TRANSFER TO THE CENTER AND THESE STUDENTS WILL GO BACK TO PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOMS, TF, NEWS 7, FC))
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OUT Q=Franklin County.


Sports tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Beamer and Welsh talk about their respective teams tonight, while Chip tees off for sight.
And Steve Mason caught up with a former Hokie last night at the 49ers-Panthers game in Charlotte.
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S-Druck


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CP97-1
SS=Druckenmiller


Former Virginia tech star Jim Druckenmiller watched from the sidelines last night as his San Francisco 49ers dominated Carolina on Monday night football 34 to 21.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore caught up with one of the most promising NFL quarterbacks.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/49ers vs. Panthers; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/49ers Rookie Quarterback; :16
SUPER=01-Steve Young/49ers Quarterback; :33
SUPER=@Steve1; :57
SUPER=01-Terry Kirby/49ers Running Back; 1:55
RUNS=2:00
OUT Q=..new 7 sports"
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF97-1
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The 12th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies are back home on Worsham Field this Saturday as they welcome Miami of Ohio to town for a one o'clock homecoming date.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Saturday; :00


The Hokies are coming off an easy 50-to-nothing blowout won over Arkansas State.
But Frank Beamer says the 3-and-1 Red Hawks, who beat Army this past Saturday, will be a much tougher opponent.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm not sure...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...READY TO PLAY."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=TECH FB


Officials are expecting a crowd of more than 40 thousand Saturday. Plenty of good seats are still available.

S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF97-1
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers return home this Saturday to host Wake Forest.
The Cavs are 1 and 2 and have yet to play well this season, something of which the entire team is well aware.
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SOT
IN Q="Well, this...

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((AARON BROOKS/UVA QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Quarterback; :21
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=...ARE NOW."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=uva


Wake hasn't beaten UVa since 1983.

S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/ASTROS


The Braves opened their divisional playoff with the Astros this afternoon by posting a 2-to-1 win in game one.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Astros vs. Braves - ESPN; :00


Rookie manager Larry Dierker and his Astros put up quite a fight in this one.
But the first pitch of the second inning spelled their doom as Ryan Klesko lifts this Darryl Kile pitch out of Turner Field.
It would be the last hit the Braves would get all game.
But Atlanta wins it 2-to-1 as Greg SUPER=35-Houston/1/Atlanta/2/Game One;

Maddux strikes out seven in a complete game gem.
Game two is tomorrow afternoon.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=MARLINS/GIANTS


The other game this afternoon is in national league.
The Marlins and Giants are tied at 1 in the 8th.
SS=YANKEES/INDIANS


Later tonight the Yankees play the Indians in game one of their series.

S-Sight


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-
GRAPHIC=TEE OFF FOR SIGHT


The 16th annual Tee off for Sight charity charity golf event to raise money for Prevent Blindness of Virginia controlled the the fairways today at Hunting Hills.
This year's guest pro was the PGA tour's Chip Sullivan.
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((CHIP SULLIVAN/213TH IN MONEY EARNED ON TOUR:))
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/213th In Money Earned on Tour; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...BEEN BACK."
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


Golfers from the area's various clubs competed in the shotgun start event.
Sullivan played several holes with the champs from all of the area's courses like Countryside's Tim Chockett and Roanoke Country Club's Jake Allison.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#None


A traditional four year college is not for everyone.
Many people in the Roanoke Valley have turned to Dominion Business School for career training.
Now the school is going by the name Dominion College and moving to a new, bigger location in Roanoke County.
We'll find out what it means for future students. (Ad Lib byes) Join Jean Jadhon for that story and more tonight on News 7 at 11.