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7E-L'Burg-Schools


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E-C Glass High School football coach Bo Henson last month blamed his firing on what he called racist concerns on the part of school officials.
His remarks sparked some serious issues and questions in Lynchburg's minority community.
Now, school officials are responding.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( A committee of concerned citizens sent a list of 19 questions to school administrators, wanting to know the racial makeup of the city's school populations, their sports teams and their faculty.
The school system responded with a thick stack of documents which administrators say held "no" real surprises.
They're hoping residents will look past Coach Henson's remarks to see the big picture.
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((JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE CONCERN IS NOT THAT THERE ARE CHARGES OF RACISM, BUT THERE IS THE POTENTIAL WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS TO UNDO WHAT A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS.))
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It will take a while for the citizens' committee to digest all the facts and figures.
Councilman Carl Hutcherson says the important thing is the lines of communication are now open.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: IN ANY SYSTEM AS LARGE AS OURS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME PROBLEMS, CERTAINLY. I WOULDN'T THINK THEY WOULD BE OVERT OR SO GLARING THAT THEY CAN'T BE OVERCOME.))
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((School officials say if there are disparities in those numbers, the reasons are more socio- economic than they are racial. They add that compiling the data has helped them identify potential problems, and get started on some solutions. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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7E-Soering


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Convicted murderer Jens Soering says prosecutors withheld evidence important to his defense. Yesterday,
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his attorneys made their case to the state supreme court.
Soering was convicted of murdering Derek and Nancy Haysom, the parents of his girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom.
But his attorney says prosecutors failed to reveal that two men who were stopped by police within a week of the murders, later committed a brutal killing in Roanoke.
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((GAIL STARLING MARSHALL/SOERING'S LAWYER: THESE INDIVIDUALS PROVED BY THEIR STABBING OF ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL 26 TIMES, THEY'RE CAPABLE OF HAND TO HAND COMBAT AND OF DESTROYING ANOTHER LIFE IN SUCH A FRENZIED WAY, IN A VERY SIMILAR WAY IN WHICH MR. AND MRS. HAYSOM WERE SO BRUTALLY ATTACKED.)) ((JOHN MCLEES/ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE BEST THING THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THEM FROM SOERING'S STANDPOINT IS THAT ON AN EVENING BETWEEN FOUR AND SIX DAYS AFTER THE HAYSOM MURDERS THEY WERE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME COUNTY THAT THE MURDERS OCCURRED.))
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The Justices also heard from attornies representing Ben Lilly. He was sentenced to death for the 19-95 murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis.
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His lawyers argued there were errors during the trial. Among them a claim that certain jurors should have been disqualified.

7Weather


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Your Friday forecast includes partly sunny skies with a chance of showers. Warm again today with highs in the lower 60s. Overnite lows in the mid to upper 40s...
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7BIRTHDAYS!2/28/98
Saturday:

SUPER=130-4/Luke Price/Radford;



SUPER=130-6/Johnny Burt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Greta Tucker/Covington;



SUPER=130-7/Courtney Ray/Iron Gate;



SUPER=130-/Tammie Banks/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-17/Teri Bradley/Glasgow;



(Wow!)
SUPER=130-102/Nellie Vest/Pilot;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/Donald & Sue Wiseman/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Briana Pursley/Verona;



SUPER=130-9/Andrew Hodges/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Amber Wheeler/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-10/Jennifer Hodges/Bedford;



SUPER=130-74/Louise Harmon/Roanoke;



(Photographer Lynn Eller's daughter)
SUPER=130-7/Megan Eller/Rocky Mount;


No Pictures:

SUPER=131-/Kari Hatchett/Snow Creek;



SUPER=131-37/Patricia Lovins/Patrick Springs;



SUPER=131-/Lynn Grindstaff/Snow Creek;



SUPER=131-/Lonnie Boyd/Boones Mill;



SUPER=131-/Shiree Ashby/Snow Creek;



SUPER=131-/David Kingery/Salem;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=131-/Jack & Virgil Huff/Roanoke;

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45E-McCloskey


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An Augusta County family that is suing Western State hospital speaks out.
Carl and Rebecca McCloskey's lawsuit claims abuse at the hospital resulted in the death of their son.
Stacey Martin reports.
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((((The tattooed-cross bears his son's name--the son Carl McCloskey says he lost after someone violated him here at Western State Hospital.
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((REBECCA MCCLOSKEY: I SEE HIM EVERYDAY CRYING IN THE HOSPITAL BED. MOM, WHO DO THIS TO ME? WHO HURT ME?))
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McCloskey said his son had mental problems beginning at age 16 when the teenager would take a shower fully clothed and became bad tempered.
The problems ended with a 14-month stay at Western State Hospital beginning December 15th where his father alleges someone shoved a broom handle up his son's rectum then tried to cover up the incident.
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IN Q=Tell me why

((CARL MCCLOSKEY: TELL ME WHY DO YOU BLAME THE HOSPITAL? BECAUSE OF THE TIME FRAME THAT HE WAS OVER THERE AND FROM WHAT THE DOCTOR'S SAID ABOUT AN INJURY LIKE THIS YOU WOULD HAVE SEVERE PAIN WITHIN 20 TO 74 HOURS I THINK. WHEN HE WAS ADMITTED HE WAS GIVEN A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH PHYSICALLY.))
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John was eventually transferred to the University of Virginia Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and seven operations to seal a hole in his colon.
He died February 26, 1996. A medical examiner's report later ruled his death a homicide.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE F-B-I AND STATE POLICE ARE CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE THE CASE. MEANWHILE, LYNNWOOD HARDING, DIRECTOR AT WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL REFUSED TO COMMENT ON THE LAWSUIT OTHER THAN TO DENY CLAIMS THAT THE HOSPITAL STAFF DID ANYTHING WRONG. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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45E-Weeks


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A Roanoke man receives life in Prison for fatally stabbing a man last fall.
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Twenty nine year old Troy Weeks was convicted of killing 39- year- old Lenwood Alston in Alston's apartment on Day Avenue last September.
Alston was found dead, lying in a pool of blood in the hallway.
A fingerprint matching the defendant's was found in the building. The reason Weeks killed Alston is unclear.
Weeks was convicted following a three day trial.
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45E-Robbery-Victim


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Robbery charges against a Christiansburg man were refiled after investigators learned the alleged victim is alive and well-- after all.
Last week-- prosecutors dropped the case because they thought 88- year- old Willie Battle was dead.
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Police say Battle was robbed at knifepoint last fall at this Shawsville laundromat by Jeremy Wayne Akers.
Sheriff Doug Marrs says a court clerk was the one who mistakenly told one of his deputies and the commonwealth attorney Battle was dead.
But he says-- the clerk can not remember who relayed the misinformation to her.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:I GUESS IT JUST SHOWS THAT WE HAVE HUMAN ERRORS THAT OCCUR, IT'S SAD. ))
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Marrs says the whole situation could have been avoided had Battle appeared in court last week for a scheduled hearing.

45Weather


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Taking a break from news to check the Friday forecast--
After some morning showers, we'll see partly sunny skies and mild temperatures.
Highs in the low to mid 60s.
Skies will cloud up again tonight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
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8E-L'Burg-Schools


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Lynchburg school officials are examining the racial makeup of students and faculty after last month's comments by former E-C Glass coach Bo Henson.
Henson said he was told there were too many black players on his football team.
Steve Smallshaw has more details on the story.
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SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/City Council Member; :44
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(( A committee of concerned citizens sent a list of 19 questions to school administrators, wanting to know the racial makeup of the city's school populations, their sports teams and their faculty.
The school system responded with a thick stack of documents which administrators say held "no" real surprises.
They're hoping residents will look past Coach Henson's remarks to see the big picture.
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((JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE CONCERN IS NOT THAT THERE ARE CHARGES OF RACISM, BUT THERE IS THE POTENTIAL WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS TO UNDO WHAT A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS.))
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It will take a while for the citizens' committee to digest all the facts and figures.
Councilman Carl Hutcherson says the important thing is the lines of communication are now open.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: IN ANY SYSTEM AS LARGE AS OURS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME PROBLEMS, CERTAINLY. I WOULDN'T THINK THEY WOULD BE OVERT OR SO GLARING THAT THEY CAN'T BE OVERCOME.))
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Standup
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((School officials say if there are disparities in those numbers, the reasons are more socio- economic than they are racial. They add that compiling the data has helped them identify potential problems, and get started on some solutions. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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8E-Frith


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Because it took several years to un-seal the indictment against Javier Cruz, the judge dismissed charges yesterday against co- defendant Earl Frith.
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The 63- year- old realtor had been charged with laundering cash from Cruz's cocaine- importation and distribution enterprise.
Cruz and his boss were released on bond soon after their arrest in 1991, but Frith says he didn't even know he'd been indicted until last year.
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Judge James Turk urged the government to appeal his ruling... and said he has no sympathy for Frith because he's convinced Frith lied when he denied structuring cash deposits to hide Cruz's drug money.

8E-Eating-Disorder


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Many people may be the victims of eating disorders and just not know it--
But Hollins College is hoping to bring about more awareness of such illnesses.
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For a (Bull-e-mic) bulimic, a typical meal consists of thousands of calories followed by purging, while for someone with anorexia, an entire's day's meal could be a piece of fruit.
Hollins College held screenings last night to educate the public about the diseases. The first phase involves increasing public awareness.
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((TED PETROCCI/COUNSELING SERVICES:THE SECOND PHASE IS A SCREENING PROCESS WHERE THEY FILL OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE, SO IT'S A VERY EASY THING TO FILL OUT AND IT IDENTIFIES EARLY STAGES TO LATE STAGES OF EATING DISORDERS.))
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The third phase involves contacting those in the high risk category and getting them help.
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8Weather


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Morning drizzle and showers will be replaced by partly sunny skies today.
High temperatures in the low to mid 60s.
Clouding up again tonight, with another chance of showers.
Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
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