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A Country music legend dies in her sleep.
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And under pressure from a federal judge, Virginia Military Institute has delayed honor court prosecutions of six cadets.
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Clear skies with patchy frost this morning..
While temperatures will gradually warm up today, we'll see an end to the dry weather later tonight.
The complete outlook is next.
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[TAMMY-WYNETTE]


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The first lady of country music has died.
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[OUT Q=STAND BY YOUR MAN...]
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[VO-NAT]


Tammy Wynette passed away last night in her sleep, reportedly from a blood clot.
Her plain- spoken ballads about life's nitty gritty sold more than thirty million records in twenty-four years.
She described her own life as a soap opera, she had a nervous breakdown, was kidnapped, married five times and was addicted to drugs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I've made]

(( WYNETTE:I'VE DONE A LOT OF FOOLISH THINGS... MADE A LOT OF DUMB MISTAKES IN MY LIFE, BUT I THINK I'VE LEARNED FROM ALL OF THEM. ))
[SUPER=04-CBS This Morning/May 17, 1989;]
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[OUT Q= having gone through it.]
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Tammy Wynette was 55.
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Governor Gilmore says he is deeply saddened by the death of Tom Hopkins of Roanoke, the director of the state Department of Environmental Quality.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1997]


Gilmore's office says the 49- year- old Hopkins died at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, where he had been in critical condition for several weeks from an undisclosed illness.
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A New Castle employer of 117-people is shutting down.
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Late yesterday, Halmode Apparel Company in New York announced it is discontinuing operations at its New Castle plant.

The company said it could not come to terms with a supplier that gave the New Castle plant most of its work.
Halmode operates two other plants in Virginia.
But the company said neither its Covington nor its Roanoke operation is in danger of going out of business.

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It's off for now.
This week's Honor Court hearing at V-M-I has been postponed... by a federal judge withOUT a court order.
V-M-I voluntarily agreed to Judge James Turk's wish to postpone the hearing.
Keith Humphry reports.
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((Attorney for the freshmen maintain their clients are placed in a no-win situation... where they're honor-bound to protect their dykes - -or mentors at all costs. So they're supposed to deny the upperclassmen ever wacked them- -and at the same time honor-bound not to lie.
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[IN Q=and so when confronted]

((AND SO WHEN CONFRONTED... CAN'T WIN ANYWAY THEY GO. )) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=way they go.]


Only one of the cadets was in court today. Phantamich Promtol was one of those questioned at length in the middle of the night.... quizzed about whether he'd ever hit a rat or told any one else that he had.
His attorney told the judge that the statements made by various various upperclassmen were inconsistent.... one to another.
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(( )) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=that right now.]

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They argue the interrogation process violated their senior cadets' protection against self-incrimination.
Oddly enough- -for this hearing both the freshmen and the seniors were on the same side- -arguing that the honor c

ourt hearing should be postponed until these Constitutional issues are resolved. [AFTON-FIRE]


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Charges have been filed in connection with last week's massive forest fire on Afton Mountain.
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Kirk Anthony Johnson faces a misdemanor charge for accidently leaving a small brush fire unattended.
The fire spread and burned more than 400 acres on the Mounain's western slope.
Authorities say the fire was fed by dead limbs from witner ice storms and fanned by high winds.
At one point evacuations were ordered when the fire threatened 25 homes.
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The clock is ticking as the Whitewater grand jury gets back to work today in Little Rock.
The grand jury expires in a month, meaning that Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr either has to wrap up his investigation or ask for another panel.
Starr suggested two weeks ago that he might not need another grand jury.
The overall investigation has produced charges against 17

people, which led to 15 convictions. [1-Sports]


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In sports, the Roanoke Express comes through and wins its first best of 5 series against Huntington.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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18-year old Mindy Somers--who fell to her death last October-- is just one of seven students who have died following a heavy night of drinking since this college school year began.
A national survey shows that most binge-drinking college students begin consuming alcohol in their younger years.
David Johnson reports a task force plans to find ways to get community cooperation in solving the problem.
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Statistics show students begin consuming alcoholic beverages as early as intermediate schools. Members of the task force say that means the issue needs to be addressed earlier.
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[IN Q=BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING]

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT; BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING AT A STUDENT WHO COMES TO A UNIVERSITY WITH AN ACQUIRED HABIT AND THAT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE.)) ((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; IN SOME INSTANCES THE PROBLEMS ARE EXACERBATED WHEN THERE'S MORE INDEPENDENCE AND MORE FREEDOM. BUT IT'S A PROBLEM THAT, I THINK, MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE HOME AND AT THE BASIC EDUCATION LEVEL.)) [RUNS :25]
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Public hearing participants agree education is key.
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((JUDY REEMSNYDER/FORMER NATIONAL SORORITY OFFICER; I THINK LONG TERM EDUCATION AND POSITIVE ROLE MODELING ARE THE ANSWERS TO TAKING CARE OF OVER CONSUMPTION.)) ((EDWARD SPENCER/STUDENT AFFAIRS ASST. VICE-PRESIDENT; I THINK THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH CHANGING CULTURES. AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE A NUMBER OF SMALL STEPS TO CARRY THAT OUT. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A ONE MAGICAL SOLUTION KIND OF THING.)) [STAND-UP/19:53:43] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THIS TASK FORCE IS ONE OF FOUR LOOKING AT ISSUES WHICH INDICATE COLLEGE DRINKING IS A PROBLEM. THE OTHER GROUPS WILL LOOK AT CHANGING COLLEGE CULTURES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EXSITING UNIVERSITY POLICIES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))

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Attorneys for capital murder suspect Louis Ceparano want to know more about their client's co-defendant.
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Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior are charged with killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson last summer in Grayson County.
Ceparano's attorneys filed eleven motions yesterday preparing for their client's trial next month.
They want know Cressell's criminal history.
Cressell was recently released on bond after agreeing to testify against their client.
It's an agreement that was brought up in yesterday's court papers.
Ceparano's attorneys want Commonwealth's attorney J-D Bolt to reveal what transpired prior to the agreement-- for example any offers, terms or pleas.
Since his release, Cressell was seen with Christy Harden who's a key witness in the case.
Ceparano's attorneys want to know what the two discussed.
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Ceparano's attorneys renewed their request to have their client's trial moved elsewhere.
They also asked for a gag order against Cressell's attorneys for allegedly disclosing misinformation to the press.[2-

Scores]


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In sports, Washington Wizards starters Juwan Howard and Chris Webber have been investigated in an alleged sexual assault.
Mike Stevens will have more on that story from police in Montgomery County, Maryland later on News 7 Mornin'.
But right now, let's check out yesterday's scores.
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[WYNETTE-OBIT]


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A sad day for the world of country music.
The woman who rose from beautician to singing star has died.
Tammy Wynette passed away last night in her sleep, apparently from a blood clot.
Lee Cowan takes a look back at one of country music's greatest success stories.
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(( She was the First Lady of Country, and the Queen of Heartbreak. "I sing about the things that happen in real people's lives," she once said, her plain-spoken ballads about life's nitty gritty... selling more than thirty million records in twenty-four years.

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(VO)

"...my life's been a soap opera," conceded the star who was born poor, and who picked cotton and bailed hay before becoming a waitress, barmaid and beautician. She had a nervous breakdown, was kidnapped, married five times, was addicted to drugs. In her words, "...I'm not strong, but I'm a survivor."

(SOT) - Intv. paraphrased - CBS This Morning 5/17/89

I've done a lot of foolish things... made a lot of dumb mistakes in my life, but I think I've learned from all of them.

(VO)

As for that signature song, the one that Hillary Clinton made a sneering reference to in the '92 campaign, Tammy Wynette and her arranger wrote it in just 20 minutes.

(SOT) Intv. 3/18/86

I liked what the song said.... learned to love it.

(VO)

My voice, she said, is average... but her songs about love and drinking and divorce... became blue collar anthems and helped change the country music industry. Tammy Wynette was only 55.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, New York.))

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Halmode Apparel Company is closing its New Castle plant.
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Late yesterday, Halmode officials in New York announced they will discontinue operations at the New Castle plant that employs 117 workers.
The company said it could not come to terms with a supplier that gave the New Castle plant most of its work.
Halmode operates two other plants in Virginia.
But the company said neither its Covington nor its Roanoke operation is in danger of going out of business.

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An increasing number of alcohol-related deaths among Virginia college students has a task force investigating how to reduce alcohol abuse.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The group is conducting a series of meetings and public hearings across the state.
The plan is to collect input and pass the information along to the state's attorney general.
Some members think restrictions on certain privileges could be a starting place.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA. TECH PRESIDENT; WE COULD RECOMMEND THAT IMPACTING DRINKING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL MIGHT BE DONE THROUGH CONTROL OF THE DRIVER'S LICENSE. IF A YOUNGSTER IS FOUND TO HAVE ALCOHOL IN THEIR POSSESSION, NOT NECESSARILY BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, PERHAPS THEY COULD HAVE THEIR LICENSE SUSPENDED.))
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[OUT Q=LICENSE SUSPENDED.]
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Participants in last night's meeting leaned more toward education.
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((JUDY REEMSNYDER/FORMER NATIONAL SORORITY OFFICER; I THINK LONG TERM EDUCATION AND POSITIVE ROLE MODELING ARE THE ANSWERS TO TAKING CARE OF OVER CONSUMPTION.))
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[OUT Q=OVER CONSUMPTION.]
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The task force was formed after the deaths of seven college students statewide--who died after a night of heavy drink

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The honor court investigation of hazing at Virginia Military Institute has been postponed.
It was set to begin Wednesday, but a federal judge yesterday negotiated a one-week delay.
Judge James Turk was reluctant to enter an injunction, so he got the school to put it off.
That gives the federal appeals court time to consider the Constitutional issues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/August 1997]


It's a matter of honor.
Freshmen are duty-bound to protect their dykes- or mentors.
But they're also honor-bound not to lie.
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((WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE HAZING SYSTEM- -OF THE "WHACK" SYSTEM, THEY DENIED THERE WAS A WHACK SYSTEM... RECEIVING THE ABUSE. THERE IS A SYSTEM CALLED THE "WHACK SYSTEM."))
[SUPER=01-John Cooley/Attorney for Freshman Cadet]
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[OUT Q=a whack system.]
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Only one cadet attended the hearing in federal court... one of the upperclassmen who was quizzed in the middle of the night about hitting rats.
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[2-AFTON-FIRE]


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Fire investigators now know waht started last week's massive forest fire on Afton Mountain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./Thursday;]


They say a waynesboro man sparked the blaze when he left a small brush fire unattended.
Authorities say Kirk Anthony Johnson thought the fire ws out, and its spread was accidental.
He faces a 500 dollar fine if convicted on the misdemeanor charge.
Thursday's fire burned more than 400 acres on the Mounain's western slope.
At one point evacuations were ordered when the fire threatened 25 homes.
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[2-E-Hopkins]


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Virginia's director of the Department of Environmental Quality has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1997]


Tom Hopkins of Roanoke, who had led the embattled agency since June of 1996, died at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital.
Spokespersons for Governor Jim Gilmore say the 49- year- old had been in critical condition at the hospital for several weeks.
He had been suffering from an undisclosed illness.
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[RAMSEY]


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The parent's of JonBenet Ramsey are once again taking their case to the public.
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[SUPER=@File;]


This time in a one hour documentary.
The show may run on British T-V later this year.
A Colorado University Journalism professor and another journalist interviewed the Ramsey's about the murder of their six year old daughter and apparently no questions were off limits.
The Ramsey's last indepth interview happened almost a year ago with a handful of reporters and lasted only a half hour.
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(( JOHN RAMSEY:TO THOSE OF YOU WHO MAY...I DID NOT KILL MY DAUGHTER JONBENET. ))
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[OUT Q=kill my daughter JonBenet.]
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[VO-NAT]


For the documentary the Ramsey's spent three days with the journalist at their home in Atlanta.
But the Ramsey's still will not agree to a second interview with Colorado police.
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[3-Sports]


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To sports now, after holding an emergency meeting, officials at the Texas Motor Speedway say they will make improvements to the track after Sunday's race.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=nice one everybody.]



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[On Record]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[Health-Check]


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In medical news, some research that indicates spanking may not be the best way to discipline your child.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((A NEW MESSAGE FROM PEDITARICIANS TO PARENTS... THINK TWICE ABOUT SPANKING A CHILD.

(VO)

A NEW REPORT FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICIANS SAYS SPANKING MAY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD. SPANKING MAY EVEN MAKE CHILDREN MORE AGRESSIVE. DOCTORS ARE ENCOURAGING PARENTS TO USE TIME-OUTS AND POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT INSTEAD OF SPANKING. THE 53-THOUSAND MEMBER GROUPS ADMITS IT DOESN'T EXPECT TO ELIMINATE SPANKING, BUT HOPES TO CUT IT DOWN.

(VO)

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS OUT WITH ITS FIRST STUDY LINKING ALCOHOL TO CRIME. IT FINDS THAT ALCOHOL ABUSE IS A FACTOR IN 37-PERCENT OF THE VIOLENT CRIMES COMMITTED IN THIS COUNTRY.

(ONCAM)

AND THERE'S WORD A VACCINE COULD HELP FIGHT BACTERIA... CAUSING EAR INFECTIONS, PNEUMONIA AND EVEN MENINGITIS. ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, THE EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE WOULD BE USED ON INFANTS. MORE STUDIES NEED TO BE DONE, BUT EXPERTS SAY IT COULD HELP FIGHT DISEASES THAT AFFECT MILLIONS OF CHILDREN WORLDWIDE.
AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES... I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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Autopsy results from Bedford city's first murder victim of 19-98 are scheduled to be released today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Weekend]


35- year- old Jeffrey Kirkland was found dead in his South Street home around 9:30 Saturday night.
Police say Kirkland had been severely beaten but don't know if that was the cause of his death.
Kirkland's brother and nephew were arrested at the scene and charged with his murder.
Police chief Milton Graham says both men have given conflicting statements about what happened.
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[Gambling-Charges]


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A father and son have been indicted on gambling charges after a three-month police investigation of all-night poker games in their Roanoke home.
Police said the games netted Larry and Timothy Harless two-thousand dollars or more a day.
The pair face felony charges of conducting an illegal gambling operation.
They could get up to ten years in prison and 20-thousand dollar fines if convicted.
During the investigation, detectives recorded license plate numbers of visitors, sifted through the trash and then raided the home.

[E-Goodlatte]


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Congress' new transportation bill could put Virginia on the road to newfound riches.
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Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte says more of the money from federal gasoline taxes will find its way to Virginia to pay for much-needed road projects.
Goodlatte says the money will help fund improvements to several area highways and build new ones.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: VIRGINIANS ARE GOING TO GET A BIGGER SLICE OF A BIGGER PIE AND IT'S GOING TO MEAN A 70 PERCENT INCREASE FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, THAT'S THE SIXTH HIGHEST INCREASE OF ANY STATE, AND THEREFORE, I THINK A TREMENDOUS BOOST FOR THE STATE. IT'LL BE A TREMENDOUS BOOST FOR PROJECTS I'M SUPPORTING LIKE A NEW INTERSTATE HIGHWAY TO RUN THROUGH LYNCHBURG TO NORFOLK.))
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Goodlatte also announced he'll ask Congress for 39 million dollars this year to help Lynchburg overhaul its sewer system.
The Hill City is expected to spend more than 200 million dollars over the next twenty years to help the system meet new environmental requirements for clean water.
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In sports, the White Sox of Chicago take down Texas by a score of 5 to 4.
For that and the rest of yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
The cause of last week's fire atop Afton Mountain is no longer a mystery -- investigators say a Waynesboro man sparked the blaze when he accidentally left a small brush fire unattended.
Authorities say Kirk Anthony Johnson faces a 500 dollar fine if convicted on the misdemeanor charge.
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Virginia's state task force on college drinking met yesterday on the campus of Virginia Tech. The group plans to collect input through public hearings across the state and pass the information along to the state's attorney general.

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And, the honor court investigation of hazing at Virginia Military Institute has been postponed.
It was set to begin tomorrow, but a federal judge yesterday negotiated a one-week delay.

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