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7S-Akers


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The wife of a convicted sex offender says she's had enough of a community's resistance against her husband.
She says they plan to move away from a Covington school.
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A few days ago, parents who live near Edgemont Primary School discovered that Randall Akers was living in a house right next to the playground.
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Akers was convicted for videotaping teenage girls in the bathroom of his Roanoke nightclub.
He also has a statutory rape conviction.
Police and school officials knew where he was living, but current law doesn't allow them to tell parents.
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((CHRIS ALDERSON/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE GOT A BIG LEGISLATIVE PROBLEM HERE AND WE'RE KIND OF HAMPERED BY THE LAW AS IT EXISTS NOW, AND THE LEGISLATURE HAS PROMISED TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT BEFORE JUL AND WE'RE COUNTING ON THEM TO DO IT. 13:24:34 DAVID KIDD/PARENT; WE'RE NOT VIGILANTES, WE'RE NOT HERE TO RUN THE MAN OUT WITH A STICK OR BURN HIS HOUSE DOWN, BUT WE ARE AS PARENTS GOING TO TURN UP THE HEAT ANYWAY POSSIBLE TO MAKE THE MAN AS UNCOMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE IN THE HOUSING THAT HE'S IN. ))
SUPER=01-Chris Alderson/Covington Commonwealth's Att'y;
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Aker's wife says he's not a child molester, and not a threat, because he's legally blind, can't even see the playground next door.
But because of the controversy, they're looking for another place to live.
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7Lee-Jackson


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For the Commonwealth, yesterday's holiday also celebrated confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Washington and Lee University marked the occasion with a tribute to the man who led the school in the difficult days after the civil war.
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Faculty members and students gathered in Lee Chapel for the Founder's Day convocation.
Virginia Tech Professor and civil war historian James Robertson spoke-says he believes Lee's greatest achievement was the presidency of Washington College.
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((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR HISTORIAN: HE'S ONE OF THE FEW FIGURES IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT ILLUSTRATES A TIME WHEN THE VANQUISHED HAD PERHAPS MORE INFLUENCE ON THE COURSE OF EVENTS THAN THE VICTOR.))
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Lee accepted the presidency of Washington College following the civil war when the school was struggling to stay open and is largely credited with saving the institution.
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7S-Lewis-Gale


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Lewis- Gale Clinic and Lewis- Gale Medical Center are officially back together again.
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After a 26- year hiatus, the two health care centers are once again combining their operations.
In addition to offering patients cheaper, faster care--
Lewis- Gale is planning to extend its presence in the public eye.
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((BILL DOWNEY/PRESIDENT AND CEO/LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER: WE CAN DO MORE WITH SCREENINGS, WE CAN DO MORE COMMUNITY EDUCATION AS ONE ENTITY. SO, I THINK WE'LL HELP PROVIDE A BETTER COMMUNITY, WE WILL HELP THE COMMUNITY BE BETTER SERVED.))
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis-Gale Medical Ctr. Pres. & CEO; :
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And by teaming up, Downey says the path ahead is bright.
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((FOR THE PHYSICIANS AND FOR THE MEDICAL CENTER TO BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER WILL POSITION US AND HAS POSITIONED US SO THAT WE CAN BE HERE FOR ANOTHER 90 YEARS.))
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The two facilities are only yards apart-- but split in 1972 after a 60- year affiliation.

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You'll notice we are continuing to run school announcements across the bottom of your screen.
There are still some slippery roads after yesterday's wintry weather in some areas.
Meanwhile, today's looks partly sunny and a little warmer, with highs nearing 40...
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7BIRTHDAYS!1/21/98
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45S-Akers


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It may come as good news to their neighbors-- but a convicted sex offender and his wife aren't happy about their planns to move away from a Covington school.
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A few days ago, parents who live near Edgemont Primary School discovered that Randall Akers was living in a house right next to the playground.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 11, 1989


Akers was convicted for videotaping teenage girls in the bathroom of his Roanoke nightclub.
He also has a statutory rape conviction.
Police and school officials knew where he was living, but current law doesn't allow them to tell parents.
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SOT 13:10:43
IN Q=we got a big

((CHRIS ALDERSON/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE GOT A BIG LEGISLATIVE PROBLEM HERE AND WE'RE KIND OF HAMPERED BY THE LAW AS IT EXISTS NOW, AND THE LEGISLATURE HAS PROMISED TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT BEFORE JUL AND WE'RE COUNTING ON THEM TO DO IT. 13:24:34 DAVID KIDD/PARENT; WE'RE NOT VIGILANTES, WE'RE NOT HERE TO RUN THE MAN OUT WITH A STICK OR BURN HIS HOUSE DOWN, BUT WE ARE AS PARENTS GOING TO TURN UP THE HEAT ANYWAY POSSIBLE TO MAKE THE MAN AS UNCOMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE IN THE HOUSING THAT HE'S IN. ))
SUPER=01-Chris Alderson/Covington Commonwealth's Att'y;
SUPER=01-David Kidd/Parent; :12
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Aker's wife says he's not a child molester, and not a threat, because he's legally blind, can't even see the playground next door.
But because of the controversy, they're looking for another place to live.
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45Gilmore


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Governor Jim Gilmore used last night's state of the Commonwealth address to stand firm on his promise to cut the personal property tax.
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((WE HAVE REVIEWED VITAL INFORMATION THAT WAS NOT AVAILABLE LAST YEAR TO ACCURATELY MEASURE THE IMPACT OF MY NO CAR TAX PROMISE. TO THE EXTENT NEW INFORMATION REVEALS THAT VIRGINIANS PAY EVEN MORE CAR TAXES THAN ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED, THE PUBLIC WILL GET EVEN MORE OF THEIR MONEY BACK. THAT IS GOOD NEWS!))
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Gilmore says if lawmakers don't give the people the tax cut -- they'll be held accountable.
But mostly, the tone was warm.
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((WHATEVER SUCCESS I HAVE HAD IN POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, IS IN LARGE MEASURE BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN OPEN DOOR. MY DOOR IS OPEN TO YOU AND TO ALL VIRGINIANS.))
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Friday, the Governor's expected to unveil more specifics on the car tax cut.

45Lee-Jackson


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Martin Luther King wasn't the ONLY leader honored yesterday--
Across Virginia, people also remembered the contributions of confederate generals Robert E- Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Washington and Lee University marked the occasion with a tribute to Lee, who led the school through the difficult days after the civil war.
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SUPER=03-Lexington;


Faculty members and students gathered in Lee Chapel for the Founder's Day convocation.
Virginia Tech Professor and civil war historian James Robertson spoke-says he believes Lee's greatest achievement was the presidency of Washington College.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:18:36
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((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR HISTORIAN: HE'S ONE OF THE FEW FIGURES IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT ILLUSTRATES A TIME WHEN THE VANQUISHED HAD PERHAPS MORE INFLUENCE ON THE COURSE OF EVENTS THAN THE VICTOR.))
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Lee accepted the presidency of Washington College following the civil war when the school was struggling to stay open and is largely credited with saving the institution.
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45Weather


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As you can tell, we're continuing to air school announcements this morning due to some leftover slippery roads.
As for today's outlook... partly sunny skies with a bit of a breeze.
Highs in the upper 30s to around 40.
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8Gilmore


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In his first policy speech as Governor, Jim Gilmore was steering in a positive direction and driving home his promise of cutting the car tax.
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((WE HAVE REVIEWED VITAL INFORMATION THAT WAS NOT AVAILABLE LAST YEAR TO ACCURATELY MEASURE THE IMPACT OF MY NO CAR TAX PROMISE. TO THE EXTENT NEW INFORMATION REVEALS THAT VIRGINIANS PAY EVEN MORE CAR TAXES THAN ORIGINALLY ESTIMATED, THE PUBLIC WILL GET EVEN MORE OF THEIR MONEY BACK. THAT IS GOOD NEWS!))
SUPER=07-Gov. Jim Gilmore;
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Gilmore says if lawmakers don't give the people the tax cut -- they'll be held accountable.
But mostly, the tone was warm.
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((WHATEVER SUCCESS I HAVE HAD IN POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT, IS IN LARGE MEASURE BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS HAD AN OPEN DOOR. MY DOOR IS OPEN TO YOU AND TO ALL VIRGINIANS.))
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Friday, the Governor's expected to unveil more specifics on the car tax cut.

8E-Akers


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When a convicted sex offender moved into a house next door to a Covington primary school some parents there became upset with the system.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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Parents say it was bad enough when they discovered Randall Akers was living next to the Edgemont Primary School playground... worse when they learned police and school officials knew, but were prevented by law from telling anyone.

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((MARY ELLEN HAINES/PARENT; I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S A FEAR FACTOR AS MUCH AS NOT KNOWING, I THINK IF THE PEOPLE HAD KNOWN AND IT HAD COME OUT, WE WOULD HAVE FELT MUCH BETTER ABOUT THIS.))
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Akers has a statutory rape conviction involving a thirteen year old girl, he was also convicted of video taping teenage girls in the restroom at his Roanoke nightclub.

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((DAVID KIDD/PARENT; WE'RE NOT VIGILANTES, WE'RE NOT HERE TO RUN THE MAN OUT WITH A STICK OR BURN HIS HOUSE DOWN, BUT WE ARE AS PARENTS GOING TO TURN UP THE HEAT ANYWAY POSSIBLE TO MAKE THE MAN AS UNCOMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE IN THE HOUSING THAT HE'S IN. ))
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And they want the law changed, so next time a convicted sex offender moves to town, parents know about it.

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((CHRIS ALDERSON/COVINGTON COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WE'RE KIND OF HAMPERED BY THE LAW AS IT EXISTS NOW, AND THE LEGISLATURE HAS PROMISED TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT BEFORE JULY AND WE'RE COUNTING ON THEM TO DO IT. ))
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ERIC STANDUP
RANDALL AKERS DECLINED OUR REQUEST FOR AN INTERVIEW, BUT HIS WIFE TALKED TO US ON THE PHONE AND SHE FEELS HE'S BEING TREATED UNFAIRLY.
SHE SAYS HE WAS WRONGFULLY CONVICTED IN THE NIGHTCLUB CASE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CALLED A CHILD MOLESTER.
SHE ADDS AKERS IS NOW LEGALLY BLIND AND CAN'T EVEN SEE THE CAR IN THEIR DRIVEWAY, MUCH LESS THE PLAYGROUND NEXT DOOR...
STILL, SHE SAYS THEY PLAN TO MOVE ELSEWHERE.

That may help ease parents concerns, in this case.

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SOT 13:27:17
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((BRENDA LIPES/PARENT; I WOULD FEEL BETTER ABOUT IT, I MEAN WE CAN'T TELL HIM HE CANNOT LIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY, I KNOW THAT, BUT LIKE I SAID, I REALLY BELIEVE HE COULD HAVE FOUND SOME OTHER PLACE TO LIVE OTHER THAN RIGHT BESIDE OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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But parents say they won't have true peace of mind until a change in the law assures them this can't happen again.
In Covington, Eric Earnhart, News 7.
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8E-Klan-Rally


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Patrick County was the latest site for a Ku Klux Klan rally where protestors donned hoods and marched through the town of Stuart.
They denounced African-Americans on a holiday celebrating civil rights.
About 15 Klan members chanted "white power" on the way to the courthouse -- holding swastika signs and encouraging people to join them.
The Sheriff says the Ku Klux Klan had permission to restrict traffic on Main Street for their march.

8Weather


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There are still some remnants of yesterday's wintry precipitation in parts of the viewing area--
So, we're still running school announcements across the bottom of your screen.
Today's forecast, meantime, is partly sunny with highs heading to near 40.

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