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[7E-Franklin-Shooting]


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A Franklin County man shot his wife several times then killed himself at the couple's home Saturday, according to police.
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47- year- old Rodney Feazell lived with his wife Patricia in their Callaway home -- sheriff's deputies say he shot her in the head, shoulder and arm with a small-caliber handgun.
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((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: HE SUPPOSEDLY GOT TWO GUNS AND HAD SHOT HIS WIFE WITH ONE GUN, PUT THAT GUN BACK IN THE AREA OF THE GUN SAFE AND THEN USED THE OTHER GUN TO SHOOT HIMSELF WITH.))
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The couple's 15- year- old daughter called 9-1-1.
Rodney Feazell was dead when deputies arrived.
Patricia Feazell is in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Deputies have NO record of previous domestic disputes at the home.
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[7S-Grundy]


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In the town of Grundy in Buchanan County, the cleanup from last week's snow continues. But it's the threat of flooding that people are most concerned about.
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For months, town officials have been studying an unusual plan from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that might end scenes like this.
The Corps wants to move businesses from the eastern bank of the Levisa (luh-VYE'-suh) Fork River to more protected ground on the other side.
Grundy's existing business district would then be leveled.
Town officials are expected to send their comments on the plan back to the Corps sometime this week.
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The budget for Roanoke City Schools will work, according to the municipal auditor.
But a school board member who raised questions about the spending plan says he still has concerns.
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Superintendent Wayne Harris conceded the line-item budget could have been presented in a way that was easier for board members to understand.
But he says a review by his office and by the municipal auditor turned up mistakes that amounted to less than 500 dollars in a 90- million dollar budget.
That satisfied most of the board members, but not all.
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((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IT'S JUST A LOT OF HASSLE OVER NOTHING. AND I GUESS THAT WAS ONE OF THE POINTS I WAS TRYING TO MAKE TONIGHT. IF IT'S NOT AN ISSUE, WHY ARE WE EVEN DISCUSSING IT?)) ((HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS WAS A VERY CONFUSING BUDGET THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED. I WAS NOT PARTICULARLY PLEASED WITH THE ANSWERS I RECEIVED.))
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The School Board also considered the issue of annuities... the deferred compensation offered to top administrators.
Board members were divided on the controversial benefit, and they tabled the issue until a future meeting.

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In state education matters, the woman who led Governor George Allen's Board of Education will not continue as president under Jim Gilmore.
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A spokesman for Gov. Gilmore says he offered to re-appoint Michelle Easton -- but he did NOT want her to continue as the Board's president.
Easton apparently waited too long considering the demotion.
Yesterday, Gilmore appointed a replacement.
The conservative Family Foundation calls Easton's ouster "devastating."
A spokeswoman calls her the architect of Virginia's new academic standards and testing program.
The board's only black member, Rayford Harris, was also replaced.
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Checking our Tuesday forecast, rain is on the way today, bringing along a winter mix...
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[Movie Review 1/30] If you are not already totally cynical about politicians and political campaigns, "Wag the Dog" will finish the job. When a president is accused of sexual misconduct with a fire fly girl, his Mr. Fix-it, Robert De Niro, is called in to do damage control. De NIro and a presidential aid, Anne Heche, jet to the coast to bring in the number one movie producer, a brilliant performance by Dustin Hoffman to create a diversion. They plan a "Pageant which will look like war with albania, and they want Hoffman to produce it. So he does, complete with a theme song, slogans, commercial tie in and fake war footage. They even find a "war hero" (Woody Harrelson). The strategy sessions and brainstorming by Hoffman and his cronies create the best moments in the film; which sags a bit towards the end. "Wag the Dog" gets a B+. It is funny primarily because it is so plausible; but it does present a warped view of both politics and the gullibility of the American public. [cutopen]

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[45E-Cruz]


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It's another day of testimony in the Javier Cruz cocaine conspiracy trial.
Yesterday jurors heard a taped conversation between Cruz's wife and a local realtor accused of laundering drug money.
Keith Humphry files this report.
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((
Cruz bought a 100-acre farm in Floyd County in 1989- -to get away from fellow Colombian drug peddlers in New York who'd threatened to kill him.
Realtor Earl Frith had listed the property and made the sale.
The two men hit it off. Before long Cruz was buying livestock from Frith.
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((HERE'S THE WAY I REMEMBER IT, EVERY TIME I DEALT WITH HIM, THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF MONEY.))
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In a conversation monitored and recorded by the I-R-S, Frith recalled how Cruz had always paid in cash. ((HE GAVE IT TO ME. AND AT THAT TIME WE WROTE TWO RECEIPTS THAT I THINK WE DATED THE RECEIPTS A DAY APART OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANY RECORD OF EVER GETTING MORE THAN $8,000 AT ONE TIME. IF I DID, I'M DUMBER THAN I THINK I AM.))
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Frith is talking to Pamela Cruz, the drug dealer's wife- -unaware that she's wearing a wire.
She later showed up at his office with 40-thousand dollars in cash, seeking help in getting around the requirement to report large cash transactions. ((WE COULD WRITE AN AGREEMENT WHEREBY YOU PUT LESS THAN TEN, AND LESS THAN TEN AND A MONTH LATER, YOU KNOW, LATER SOMETHING ELSE ...OVER TIME THEY VERIFY IT, I'VE FOUND. I'M NOT A DAMN POLICE OFFICER. THAT'S NOT MY FUNCTION. I'M NOT INTO THAT.))
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Pam Cruz had told Frith her husband got busted in Miami- -which was true- -but she didn't say the two of them had agreed to work for the D-E-A.
Cruz transported hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from Colombia to New York- -by way of a stash house at the foot of Bent Mountain.
Shannon Wilson lived in the house and testified she made up to three thousand dollars a trip for transporting coke.

Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

[45E-Franklin-Shooting]


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Franklin County teenager was forced to call 9-1-1 over the weekend following a deadly dispute between her parents.
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47- year- old Rodney Feazell lived with his wife Patricia in their Callaway home -- sheriff's deputies say he shot her in the head, shoulder and arm with a small-caliber handgun.
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((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: HE SUPPOSEDLY GOT TWO GUNS AND HAD SHOT HIS WIFE WITH ONE GUN, PUT THAT GUN BACK IN THE AREA OF THE GUN SAFE AND THEN USED THE OTHER GUN TO SHOOT HIMSELF WITH.))
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The couple's 15- year- old heard the gunshots and called police.
Rodney Feazell was dead when deputies arrived.
Patricia Feazell is in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Deputies have NO record of previous domestic disputes at the home.
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Governor Gilmore has appointed two new state Board of Education members, including a replacement for Michelle Easton.
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Easton said Gilmore offered last week to reappoint her if she'd step aside as board president.
But Easton apparently waited too long considering the demotion.
Yesterday, Gilmore appointed a replacement.
The conservative Family Foundation calls Easton's ouster "devastating."
The board's only black member, Rayford Harris, was also replaced.
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A wintry mix is on the way today...
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The budget for Roanoke City Schools is a sound one.
But a school board member who raised questions about the spending plan says he still has concerns.
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Superintendent Wayne Harris conceded the line-item budget could have been presented in a way that was easier for board members to understand.
But he says a review by his office and by the municipal auditor turned up mistakes that amounted to less than 500 dollars in a 90- million dollar budget.
That satisfied most of the board members, but not all.
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((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IT'S JUST A LOT OF HASSLE OVER NOTHING. AND I GUESS THAT WAS ONE OF THE POINT I WAS TRYING TO MAKE TONIGHT. IF IT'S NOT AN ISSUE, WHY ARE WE EVEN DISCUSSING IT?)) ((HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS WAS A VERY CONFUSING BUDGET THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED. I WAS NOT PARTICULARLY PLEASED WITH THE ANSWERS I RECEIVED.))
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The School Board also considered the issue of annuities... the deferred compensation offered to top administrators.
Board members were divided on the controversial benefit, and they tabled the issue until a future meeting.
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In other Roanoke City School news, the compensation offered top administrators in the system has become a point of debate for members of the school board.
But last night they couldn't decide what to do about the controversial annuities.
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Some board members oppose the deferred compensation as an excessive benefit that takes money away from teacher salaries and classroom expenses.
But others say the annuities are simply part of a compensation package that's required to attract and retain top administrators.
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(( HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: WHAT WAS TO MAKE UP A LOSS ONE TIME HAS NOW BECOME AN EXTRAVAGANT BURDEN, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, ON THE TAXPAYERS. WE COULD TAKE THAT MONEY AND USE IT FOR CHILDREN, WHATEVER, AND I JUST THINK THESE ANNUITIES NEED TO BE PUT TO AN END. )) ((WEBSTER DAY/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THERE'S BEEN SOME ALLEGATIONS OR DISCUSSION THAT SOMETHING WAS DONE UNDERHANDED, AND I THINK THE RECORD HAS BEEN SHOWN CLEAR THAT THAT'S NOT THE CASE.))
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Ultimately, board members could not decide whether to keep, cap or eliminate the annuities, so they tabled the issue until a future meeting.

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Lynchburg's vice-mayor is trading the public office he's held for nearly five years for more time as a community volunteer.
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Bob Davenport announced yesterday he will NOT seek re- election to the post he won in 19-94.
Davenport says the time constraints of the job were a big factor in his decision, but he wants to stay active in the community.
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((BOB DAVENPORT: I'M NOT JUST GOING TO GO AWAY AND NOT DO ANYTHING. I'M GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING, I'M GOING TO VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPITAL, I'M GOING TO DO DAILY BREAD, I HOPE TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS AND AS I SAY, IF THE COUNCIL NEEDS A PERSON TO BE ON A CERTAIN COMMISSION OR A BOARD, I'D CERTAINLY BE ABLE TO CONSIDER THAT.))
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With three at- large seats up for grabs, Republicans are looking for candidates to repeat their 19-94 Election Day sweep.
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((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IS THE GOAL AND THE PURPOSE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TO BRING FORTH THREE CANDIDATES TO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING WE DID FOUR YEARS AGO.))
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Republican councilman Bill McRorie has NOT said whether he'll run again.
The filing deadline for all candidates is March 6th.
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