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[7E-Date-Rape]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
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[TAPE#98-29 TC 11:48]
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The so-called "date rape" drug has hit one Bedford County school.
And now reckless endangerment charges could be in the future of a teen who allegedly gave a near-lethal dose of the drug to a classmate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened at Staunton River High School last Friday.
Police say one 17-year old boy gave another boy a capful of "G-H-B" to drink.
G-H-B, or Gamma Hydroxy (byoo-tih-rate) Butyrate can induce drowsiness and incoherence in a person.
The victim immediately fell ill, and went into cardiac arrest while he was being brought to the hospital.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT TELLS YOU WHERE TO GET THE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS, A LOT OF IT IS, TO MAKE THIS. BUT AT THIS POINT WE DON'T WHERE HE GOT IT, IF HE MADE IT, IF SOMEONE MADE IT AND GAVE IT TO HIM OR IF HE PURCHASED IT. WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[OUT Q=at this point.]
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The teen who drank the drug has since been released from the hospital.
Authorities are deciding how to charge the 17-year old who brought the substance to school.
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[7E-Rke-Fire]


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[TAPE#=98-33 TC 3:16]
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A fire that gutted a third of a Northwest Roanoke home last night appears suspicious, with reports of a burglary there just hours before the flames started.
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No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Some neighbors were the first to spot the fire.
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Firefighters say it took them fifteen to twenty minutes to douse the blaze.
Police had been out to the home earlier last night, responding to the report of a burglary.
Investigators are looking into the possibility of arson.
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[7S-Gilmore]


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[TAPE#98-23]
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At the top of the Commonwealth's public education system is a man who's no stranger to a challenge.
He comes from the state's 12th poorest county.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Paul Stapleton's spent 11 years at the helm of Charlotte County schools, and served as a high school principal in southwest Virginia's Scott County.
Stapleton says his first job will be to come up with a fair plan for handing out school construction money.
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[SOT 01:22:42]
[IN Q=As the Governor]

((PAUL STAPLETON/SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: AS THE GOVERNOR SAID, AND I AGREE WITH HIM A HUNDRED PERCENT. WE'RE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, IN THE COMMONWEALTH, WE DON'T WANT ANY CHILD TO RECEIVE LESS OF AN EDUCATION BECAUSE OF WHERE THEY LIVE GEOGRAPHICALLY. SO I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER RIGHT NOW BUT GIVE ME A FEW MONTHS AND I MAY HAVE YOU A PLAN.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Stapleton/Supt. of Public Instruction;]
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[OUT Q=you a plan.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore also appointed two new deputy secretaries of Education -- including former state Board of Education member Cheri Yecke (YECK-ee).
Yecke advocated many of the same conservative stances that controversial former Board chairwoman Michelle Easton did.
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[SOT 01:20:51]
[IN Q=I made it]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT I WANTED TO SEE SOME DIFFERENT LEADERSHIP. BUT I DID WANT TO SEE MICHELLE THERE. SO I DON'T THINK THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT AT ALL. WITH RESPECT TO CHERI, SHE'S DONE REALLY AN OUTSTANDING JOB ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. SHE WAS VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CREATION OF THESE STANDARDS, PARTICULARLY THE STANDARDS IN HISTORY.))
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[OUT Q=in history.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henrico County teacher Susan Noble will replace Yecke on the State Board.
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The heat wave continues today with temperatures just like yesterday...There is a chance for rain today as clouds move in...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/1/98
Wednesday:

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[SUPER=130-40/Nancy Wertz/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-63/Mickey Hurd/Roanoke]


Wow!
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[SUPER=130-16/Zachary Gratbill/Salem]


No Pictures:

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[45E-Date-Rape]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
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A Bedford County teenager could face recklass endangernment for allegedly giving a classmate a near lethal dose of the so called date rape drug.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


It happened at Staunton River High School last Friday.
Police say one 17-year old boy gave another boy a capful of "G-H-B" to drink.
G-H-B can induce drowsiness and incoherence in a person.
The victim immediately fell ill, and went into cardiac arrest while he was being brought to the hospital.
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[IN Q=It tells you]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT TELLS YOU WHERE TO GET THE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS, A LOT OF IT IS, TO MAKE THIS. BUT AT THIS POINT WE DON'T WHERE HE GOT IT, IF HE MADE IT, IF SOMEONE MADE IT AND GAVE IT TO HIM OR IF HE PURCHASED IT. WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA AT THIS POINT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00]
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[OUT Q=at this point.]
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[VO-NAT]


The teen who drank the drug has since been released from the hospital.
Authorities are deciding how to charge the 17-year old who brought the substance to school.
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[45E-Abed-foreman]


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[TAPE#98-31 TC 8:46]
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It was one of Roanoke's most talked about trials, and now some of the jury members are talking.
The Abed case included four years of investigation, another year of trial preparation- and yet the jury in the racketeering trial fell far short of the prosecution's expectations.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Jury foreman Bill Moore says the government's case was overblown.
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[IN Q=A lot of]

((A LOT OF THOSE ACTS WERE SO OLD AND THE EVIDENCE WAS SO THIN. I MEAN IT JUST WASN'T THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Moore/Abed Jury Foreman]
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The jury was not sequestered; jurors were allowed to go home every night, but they were told NOT to watch T-V or read the newspaper.
[SUPER=04-Last Year]


The defendants changed into civilian clothes everyday for the trial. The marshals were careful not to handcuff them until the jury was out of the room.
[SUPER=04-March 4]


So the jury had no idea that most of the defendants remained locked up- held withOUT bond while they waited a YEAR to be tried.
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[IN Q=We noticed]

((WE NOTICED THE LITTLE WRIST BANDS AND THINGS ON SOME OF THEM, LOOKED LIKE THEY'D BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL, AND WE WERE SORT OF CHATTING AMONG OURSELVES IN THE JURY ROOM AND WE SAID, "ARE THESE PEOPLE STILL IN JAIL, OR WHAT?"))
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[45Explore-Park]


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On Friday Roanoke's explore park opens for business.
Visitors this season will be getting more for their money.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


One million dollars of new attractions fill the park -- including a hunter's camp built near a bubbling spring.
People like Daniel Boone boiled the salt from Roanoke's water -- back when salt and skins measured a man's worth.
And this season's visitors will be the first to hit the trails in a horse and buggy.
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[IN Q=There will be a slight]

((EDDIE GOODE/PARK INTERPRETER: THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THAT BUT THERE WILL ALSO BE INTERPRETERS AS YOU GO ALONG WITH THAT. IT WILL ADD SOME ENTERTAINMENT AND MOVEMENT IN THE PARK.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Goode/Park Interpreter;]
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[OUT Q=IN THE PARK]
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A Presbyterian church from 18-80 has been transplanted from Botetourt County, and an upscale restaurant and pub is being built inside an 18th century building.
A one-room schoolhouse joins a looming room on a 19th century farm.
There's even a new gateway leading into the park -- called the Roanoke River Parkway.
Events this season will include a native American pow-wow, a pre-civil war weekend, and battle re-enactments.
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Turning your attention now to the Summer- like forecast--
Partly sunny today with highs again in the mid 80s.
Clouding up overnight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in the mid to upper 50s.
And change is in store for tomorrow, with cooler temperatures...showers and thunderstorms will also likely develop.
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Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in a fire that heavily damaged a Northwest Roanoke home last night.
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No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Some neighbors were the first to spot the fire.
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Firefighters say it took them fifteen to twenty minutes to douse the blaze.
Police had been out to the home earlier last night, responding to the report of a burglary.
Investigators are looking into the possibility of arson.
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[8E-Stapleton]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[TAPE#98-37 TC 1:10]
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Keeping children safe in the classroom is a primary goal for Virginia's new public school superintendent.
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[SOT 01:16:01]
[IN Q=And I think]

((AND I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT, WHEN WE WATCH THE TV AND WHEN WE SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JONESBORO, ARKANSAS, AND EVERY PLACE ELSE. I WILL TRY TO PULL TOGETHER SUPERINTENDENTS FROM AROUND THE STATE, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, PARENTS, PTAS-- I'M GONNA TRY TO PULL A GROUP TOGETHER SO WE CAN START WORKING ON WHAT IT WILL TAKE TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA THE SAFEST IN THE NATION.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Stapleton/Super. of Public Instruction; :00]
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[OUT Q=the nation.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Paul Stapleton was appointed Superintendent of Public Instruction by Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday.
He was Virginia Superintendent of the Year in 19-96 for his leadership of the school system in rural Charlotte County.
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[8E-Tech-Computers]


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[TAPE#98-21]
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It's a lesson in technology for EDUCATORS from all over the country at Virginia Tech...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The two- day conference is underway.
It's aimed at teaching educators new ways to put computers to work in the classroom.
Franklin County's director of secondary education was among yesterday's speakers.
The school system and Virginia Tech have worked out a partnership that provides additional training for Franklin County's teachers.
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[IN Q=We don't want]

((BETTY BLAIR/FRANKLIN CO. SECONDARY ED. DIR.:WE DON'T WANT CHILDREN SITTING DOWN AND USING THE INTERNET JUST FOR THE SAKE OF USING THE INTERNET WE WANT THEM TO USE IT BECAUSE THERE'S INSTRUCTIONAL VALUE AND BECAUSE THESE THINGS ARE SO NEW WE HAVE TO TRAIN OUR TEACHERS FIRST SO THAT THEY CAN, IN TURN, TEACH THE CHILDREN HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE THESE NEW TOOLS. ))
[SUPER=Betty Blair/Franklin Co. Secondary Ed. Dir.; :00]
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[OUT Q=new tools.]



[8Vehicle-Maintenance]


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If the recent heat wave has been hard on YOU, imagine how hard it can be on your CAR.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mechanics say a lack of vehicle care can result in being stranded.
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[IN Q=THE WORST THING]

((PAT FLINT/"FLINT'S" AMOCO; THE WORST THING THAT CATCHES UP IS WHEN WE GET A HOT SPELL LIKE THIS AFTER IT'S BEEN COLD. YOU CAN GET A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH A CAR THAT'S BEEN NEGLECTED.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Flint says one of the main problems is usually battery-related. Other setbacks can include low fluid levels and worn belts and tires.
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[8E-Dave-Matthews]


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Not record TEMPERATURES, but a record CROWD could be in store for Victory stadium's big concert next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Close to 25-thousand tickets have already been sold for the April 18th concert that features the Dave Matthews Band and Bruce Hornsby.
Though Victory Stadium has a capacity of 35-thousand for the concert, sales have been strong up and down the east coast, and a sell-out is possible.
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[IN Q=The majority of them, of course]

((JIM EVANS/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: THE MAJORITY OF THEM OF COURSE ARE COMING FROM VIRGINIA, BUT FROM ALL OVER THE STATE. IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY A NEAT THING TO HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE COME IN. IT SHOULD BE A HUGE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERYBODY.))
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[8Weather]


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It's looking like one more day of un-seasonable weather--
Today's outlook is partly sunny and very warm, with highs in the low to mid 80s.
Turning partly cloudy tonight, with showers possible.
Lows in the upper 50s.
The four day forecast turns more spring- like...
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