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A tornado and high winds in a line of thunderstorms rip through a rural Pittsylvania County community.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And after 80 days behind bars the director of Operation rescue is released from the Lynchburg jail.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After a tornado struck last in Pittsylvania county-- more scattered thunderstorms are drifting through the area this morning.
The rest of us are seeing clouds and fog.
A complete update of your weekend outlook...straight ahead.

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Three people escaped serious injury in Pittsylvania County last night when a tornado struck a house north of Danville.
And the severe weather brought a mudslide that blocked one lane of U-S 29 on White Oak Mountain.
A tornado also touched down in Caswell County, North Carolina-- just south of Danville.
Christy Hubley reports on last night's weather.
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(( Storm clouds loomed over Southside Virginia most of the night.
Ominous lightning lit up the sky.
A tornado is believed to have hit this house off of Route 41 in Mount Hermon.
The roof is missing.. the contents of the top floor are strewn all over the yard.
Luckily, the people who live here are reported to be okay.
Other homes on this street sustained moderate damage.
Emergency crews stationed themselves throughout the southern end of Pittsylvania County.
Many of them warning motorists of flooded roads.
Earlier in the evening, a tornado touchdown was reported in Caswell County, North Carolina-- about 15 miles south of Danville.
This mobile home was completely blown over.
The people inside walked away with relatively minor injuries.
Ray Coleman says the tornado came without a warning.
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(( )) [RUNS:09]
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He and his baby are okay.
His barn is not.
This nursing home had to be evacuated because power was knocked out. CH News 7.))

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Last night's bad weather also wreaked havoc in Lee COunty.
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Lightning reportedly struck a water tower in Cumberland Gap.
The explosion sent 400-thousand gallons of water crashing through a home...even collapsing a brick wall.
Other homes in the neighborhood had to deal with flooding, but no one was hurt.
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The head of Operation Rescue is free this morning after serving nearly 3 months of a 6 month sentence in the Lynchburg jail.
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The Reverend flip was locked up for trespassing during an abortion protest on the grounds of E.C. Glass High School last fall.
He says 80 days behind bars gave him a new venue for his ministry, and a host of new friends.
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[IN Q=and I really...]

(( REV. FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: AND I REALLY LOVE THOSE GUYS, I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I MISS THEM. WE HAD A GREAT PRAYER TIME JUST BEFORE I LEFT AND I JUST BEG YOU TO PUT THIS ON.. I LOVE YOU GUYS, GOD BLESS YOU, STAY STRONG. ))
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Benham was released early becaue of good behavior.
His release is timely though, Benham's two sons graduate from Liberty University Saturday.
Benham says his anti-abortion crusade will continue even if it means more jail time.
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A trial date in the case of a former Smyth County teacher accused of having sex with one of his students.
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A July court date was set yesterday for 34-year old Michael Dwayne Blevins.
He's charged with 30-counts of consensual oral sodomy and 15-counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Prosecutors say the teenage girl was a former student of Blevins when he taught in Rural Retreat although the alleged crimes happened in Smyth County.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Blevins is also charged with having sex with three students while working as a teacher in Montgomery County.

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A rare unanimous vote by the Senate to revamp the Internal Revenue Service.
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Last night the Senate approved legislation that strengthens taxpayers' rights.
It also includes the creation of a special panel to watch over the I-R-S.
Because the House passed a different tax-agency bill last year, the next step is for congressional negotiators to work out differences between the House and Senate versions.
Supporters hope to wrap it all up by Memorial Day.
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The Defense Department has ordered the remains of the Vietman veteran in the tomb of the unknowns exhumed.
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A C-B-S News investigation uncovered evidence that the body is believed to be that of airforce pilot, Michael Blassie. The remains will undergo extensive testing in attempt to determine his identity.
Methods for identification have improved by leaps and bounds since the vietnam-era remains were first discovered.
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(( KEN BACON//PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: "IF WE CAN IDENTIFY THE REMAINS NOW, WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO TRY.
PAT BLASSIE//SISTER: "THE TESTS MAY HELP PROVE IT... WE ALREADY KNOW THAT IT'S MICHAEL BLASSIE." ))
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The new test will require samples of bone to be removed and analyzed to make a D-N-A match.
The process could take as long as three months.
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In sports, 2 old rivals on the soccer field face off in the New River Valley.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Another textile plant is closing, leaving several people without jobs by the beginning of next week.
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The Turner and Minter apparel plant is closing for good on Monday, leaving 47 people unemployed.

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((THERE WAS A WOMAN IN HERE THAT SAID THE OTHER DAY SHE'D BEEN HERE SINCE 68, 1968, AND SHE WAS 55 YEARS OLD. DIDN'T GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL. SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO DO.))
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This plant used to make uniforms for the Halmode company -- which closed last month.
And the plant manager here says most other sewing contracts are going to foreign countries, where labor is less expensive.
The base pay at Turner and Minter is five-fifty an hour, with no benefits.
The plant manager says the Virginia Employment Commission might be able to help the women earn high school or college credits.
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Chocolate lovers never fear.
A worldwide cocoa shortage should not have much of an effect closer to home, according to one local chocolate maker.

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Fungal diseases and insects are hurting large, international corporate cocoa farmers.
They supply companies with the cocoa needed to make chocolate.
But, a Lexington company says inspite of the diseases-- prices and supplies should remain steady.
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((SUSAN PETRIELLA/COCOA MILL CHOCOLATE FACTORY: WE'RE NOT WORRIED ABOUT MEETING DEMAND OR ABOUT HAVING TO INCREASE PRICES. WE FEEL PRETTY COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT THAT OUR SUPPLIER IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO HOLD HIS PRICING AND BE ABLE TO SUPPLY US WITH WHAT WE NEED TO KEEP OUR BUSINESS GOING.))
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The Cocoa Mill has been in operation for about five years.
Owners say they called their supplier after hearing reports of the cocoa shortage.
They've been keeping tabs on the situation ever since.
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[Doug-Harwood]


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His news stories have prompted at least one person to try and run him over with a pickup truck.
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He's Doug Harwood, Editor In Chief of the Rockbridge Advocate.
It's a controversial newspaper with stories often critical of politicians and ones about police matters that hit too close to home.
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((DOUG HARWOOD/ROCKBRIDGE ADVOCATE'S EDITOR IN CHIEF: I FIND A WONDERFUL IRONY IN A LOT OF THE THINGS WE DO AND BECAUSE SOMETHING IS IRONIC IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT SHOULDN'T BELONG IN THE PAPER. AND, IT MAKES IT A LITTLE CATCHIER AND IT MAKES IT JUST PART OF THE RICHNESS OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND WE'RE ALL--WE ALL DO DUMB THINGS AND WE'RE ALL HYPOCRITES AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.))
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The Rockbridge Advocate is sold in cities and towns in Rockbridge County.
It's now in its seventh year of operation.
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(("The Big Hit" is violent, silly and shouldn't be taken seriously for a second. The movie makers throw so much stuff on the screen they are bound to hit some of the time...and some of the time they miss. But the movie gets boring.
Mark Wahlberg is Melvin Smiley, a sweet faced hit man who wants people to like him. Because of that, he has a girlfriend and a fianc_ (Christina Applegate) who are bleeding him dry. He needs money so he signs on with his hit man cohorts for a moonlighting job of kidnapping. He should know better. These guys, particularly Cisco-an over the top performance from Lou Diamond Phillips, is no friend and will no doubt con him out of any money he gets.
The victim, played by China Chow is a smart mouth, her father is bankrupt, and her Godfather is Cisco and Melvins tough guy boss. What's a fellow to do?
There are some innovative action scenes and some comic scenes work, but the two make a weird mix most of the time. "The Big Hit" gets a C. It's not all bad, but certainly not a hit.)) [Steve Live]

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A tornado and high winds in a line of thunderstorms rip through a rural Pittsylvania County community.
Three people escaped serious injury when a tornado struck a house near Danville.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And after 80 days behind bars the director of Operation rescue is released from the Lynchburg jail.
The Reverend Flip Benham was released early, on good behaviour.
He was sentenced to 6 months in jail for trespassing on the E-C Glass High School campus during an abortion rally.


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


In a rare unanimous vote, the Senate has approved a bill to overhaul the in the I-R- S and strengthen taxpayer rights.
The legislation must now be reconciled with a similar House bill passed last year.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday May 8th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [2WX-Hello]


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A tornado and high winds have ripped through a rural Pittsylvania County community last night.
But no serious injuries were reported in the string of Danville-area storms.
Christy Hubley has details.
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(( Storm clouds loomed over Southside Virginia most of the night.
Ominous lightning lit up the sky.
A tornado is believed to have hit this house off of Route 41 in Mount Hermon.
The roof is missing.. the contents of the top floor are strewn all over the yard.
Luckily, the people who live here are reported to be okay.
Other homes on this street sustained moderate damage.
Emergency crews stationed themselves throughout the southern end of Pittsylvania County.
Many of them warning motorists of flooded roads.
Earlier in the evening, a tornado touchdown was reported in Caswell County, North Carolina-- about 15 miles south of Danville.
This mobile home was completely blown over.
The people inside walked away with relatively minor injuries.
Ray Coleman says the tornado came without a warning.
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(( )) [RUNS:09]
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He and his baby are okay.
His barn is not.
This nursing home had to be evacuated because power was knocked out. CH News 7.))

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Chaos also struck in Lee COunty because of last night's severe weather.
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Lightning reportedly struck a water tower in Cumberland Gap.
The explosion sent 400-thousand gallons of water crashing through a home...even collapsing a brick wall.
Other homes in the neighborhood had to deal with flooding, but no one was hurt.
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Six tornadoes were reported in parts of South Carolina last night, killing at least one person.
Emergency officials say one woman died when she was crushed under her mobile home.
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Tornadoes also touched down in NORTH Carolina.
Tractor trailer rigs and mobile homes were tossed around like toys. High winds knocked down trees and powerlines, tore the roofs off houses, and flattened a barn.
And a cow inside the barn had to be pulled free of mud and debris.
So far no deaths or injuries have been in the state.
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[Afton-WReck]


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Fog is partly to blame for yet another wreck that blocked traffic on Interstate 64 over Afton Mountain.
Three tractor-trailers and 18 cars were involved in yesterday's pileup.
The road was blocked for about 90 minutes.
No serious injuries were reported.
State police said the highway's fog lights were on at the time and visibility was about 100 feet -- but police said a tractor-trailer was driving too fast and clipped several vehicles.

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His arrest and imprisonment made Lynchburg the center stage for the debate over abortion, but this morning the Reverend Flip Benham is once again a free man.
Steve Smallshaw caught up with the Operation Rescue director as he left the Lynchburg city jail for the first time in nearly three months.
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(( He walked out looking much the way he did when he went in .. wearing a blue and white jogging suit and clutching a Bible, Flip Benham left the Lynchburg city jail seemingly unfazed by nearly three months of incarceration.
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Benham was sent to jail for trespassing during an abortion protest on the grounds of E.C. Glass High School last fall.
He says 80 days behind bars gave him a new venue for his ministry, and a host of new friends.
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((REV. FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: AND I REALLY LOVE THOSE GUYS, I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH I MISS THEM. WE HAD A GREAT PRAYER TIME JUST BEFORE I LEFT AND I JUST BEG YOU TO PUT THIS ON.. I LOVE YOU GUYS, GOD BLESS YOU, STAY STRONG.)) [RUNS :11]
[OUT Q=stay strong.]
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((Good behavior allowed Flip Benham to serve less than half his six- month sentence.. still Sheriff Lawrence Simpson says Benham is getting no special treatment. His release IS timely though.. Benham's two sons will graduate from Liberty University Saturday, and although they're in Charlotte with the L-U baseball team, their father plans to join them there later today.)) [RUNS :19]
[OUT Q=later today.]


And then the anti- abortion crusade will continue.
Just minutes after his release from one jail, Benham acknowledged he could soon see the inside of another.
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((FLIP BENHAM: MUCH OF THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS WRITTEN FROM PRISON, AND I HAVE AN IDEA THAT I MIGHT BE THERE AGAIN, BUT ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD, GLOD BLESS YOU.)) [RUNS :12]
[OUT Q=bless you.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[E-Cave-Spring]


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A surprise inspection caught some Cave Spring High School students off guard yesterday.
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Roanoke County police officers made a surprise visual sweep of cars in the Cave Spring parking lot yesterday morning.
A county lieutenant says officers found marijuana in three vehicles.
They also found what may be a crack pipe, and several cars which contained tobacco products, which are also prohibited on school grounds.
Several students may be charged later as a result of yesterday's search.
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Defense Secretary William Cohen has ordered the remains of a vietnam veteran be exhumed from the Tomb of the Unknowns to see whether he can be identified.
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The body is believed to be that of Airforce pilot Michael Blassie.
The methods for identifying remains have improved considerably since the vietnam war.
A Pentagon spokesman says if the remains can be identified now, then the military has an obligation to try to do so, for the families.
The reamins will be removed on Thursday.
D-N-A experts say it will take anywhere from a month to 12 weeks to get the results.
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After listening to a string of taxpayer horror stories last month, the Senate has vote to overhaul the Internal Revenue Service.
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Last night, in a rare unanious vote, the Senate approved legislation to restructure the I-R-S.
The bill would strengthen the rights of taxpayers and create a a special panel to watch over the tax agency.
Because the House passed a different I-R-S bill last year, the next step is for congressional negotiators to work out differences between the House and Senate versions.
Supporters hope to wrap it all up by Memorial Day.
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In sports, the Indiana Pacers have a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series with the New York Knicks after an 85-to-77 win at Market Square Arena. For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Lottery-chryon --NOT on MONDAYS] [Bump-Chyron]
[Comm #5][Lottery ]


Pick 3/Pick 4
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[Birthdays]
[TALENT=Steve]
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[out= back to you.]


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[Steve Live]

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[E-Botched-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A would-be robber learned the true meaning of bad luck yesterday.
And a Roanoke policeman looking for lunch caught a crook.
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Detective Ron Jones made the bust after a robbery suspect tried to steal his car.
Police say 20-year old Antuan Taylor stole a money bag from a depositor at First Virginia Bank on Orange Avenue.
When Taylor's stolen getaway car would NOT get up and go, he ran to the bank across the street.
Jones was there in his unmarked auto, getting ready to cash a check for lunch money.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I noticed]

((DET. RON JONES/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT: AND I NOTICED A SUBJECT RAN UP TO THE SIDE OF THE CAR WITH A PLASTIC BAG AND JERKED MY DOOR OPEN AND SAID "GET OUT, I NEED YOUR CAR, GET OUT." AND I JUST PUSHED THE DOOR AND THE SUBJECT TURNED AND STARTED RUNNING.))
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Jones chased Taylor for about ONE hundred yards, tackled him and recovered the loot.
Taylor faces robbery and other charges.
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[E-Hawkins]


[ANCHOR=Kimebrly]
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Financial problems at the Roanoke Boxing Association have turned into criminal charges against the executive director.
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Rick Hawkins would NOT discuss specifics at Victory Stadium yesterday, but he says he's prepared to fight.
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((RICK HAWKINS/ROANOKE BOXING ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR: I'M READY TO GO THE FULL 15 ROUNDS IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO PUT THIS PROGRAM BACK TOGETHER. I GUARANTEE YOU I'M GOING TO BE STANDING WHEN IT'S OVER WITH. ))
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One of the Boxing Association's board members made it clear he's still in Hawkins' corner, despite Monday's indictment.
Coach George Miller did say some of the grant money may have been used to buy food for boxers and to house them during tournaments.
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((GEORGE MILLER/ROANOKE BOXING ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER: I'LL EMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT THE MONIES HAVE BEEN USED IN OTHER DIRECTIONS OTHER THAN WHAT THEY WERE APPROPRIATED FOR.))
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Hawkins says whoever's responsible for bringing down the boxing program for inner-city kids "should be ashamed of t

hemselves."[E-Honor-Court]


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Federal Judge James Turk decided he may intervene in Virginia Military Institute's student-run honor system.
In an era where a V-M-I degree can cost more than 68-thousand dollars, is expulsion for lying, cheating, or stealing still fair?
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[SOT 02:14:07]
[IN Q=Part of the]

((JOANNE CIULLA/UNIV. RICHMOND ETHICS PROF.: PART OF THE PROBLEM TODAY IS THAT THEY'RE VIEWED MORE LIKE LEGAL SYSTEMS.
AND THEY'RE NOT LEGAL SYSTEMS. THEY'RE WAYS OF CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF ETHICAL NORMS FOR AN ORGANIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Joanne Ciulla/Univ. of Richmond Ethics Prof.;]
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Critics say they don't provide the same due process rights our legal systems have: NO lawyers, and less ability to present evidence.
The University of Richmond has a range of sanctions, unlike V-M-I's expulsion-only policy.
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((NANCIE LOCHARD/UNIV. OF RICHMOND HONOR CHAIR: I WOULD FEEL VERY UNCOMFORTABLE HAVING JUST AN EXPULSION SYSTEM. JUST BECAUSE I THINK THERE ARE VARIOUS DEGREES, VARIOUS MISUNDERSTANDINGS BETWEEN A PROFESSOR AND A STUDENT. AND I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A SYSTEM THE GIVES YOU VARIOUS DEGREES OF PUNISHMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Nancie Lochard/Univ. of Richmond Honor Chair;]
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[OUT Q=degrees of punishment.]
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V-M-I Spokesman Mike Strickler defends the single sanction system, saying there simply aren't degrees of lying, cheating, or stealing.

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Beauty was in bloom around the star city last night.
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Crews hung out late to add a floral touch around Roanoke.
A total of 331 baskets of flowers were hung on lamposts all over downtown.
They cost about 10,000 dollars and were donated by Valley Beautiful.
Flower baskets filled with lilies, geraniums and petunias, among other plants line six areas in downtown Roanoke including Church Avenue and Market Square.
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In sports, the Pacers host the Knicks, and deliver another defeat to New York in NBA playoffs.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


No one was seriously hurt when a tornado touched down in Pittsylvania County last night.
The twister ripped the roof off of one home and damaged others.
Another tornado hit just south of Danville, in Caswell County, North Carolina. No serious injuries were reported there.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


More severe weather in Lee County. More than 400-thousand gallons of water into a home when lightning struck a water tower in the Cumberland Gap.
No one was injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Flip Benham is a free man.
The head of Operation Rescue served nearly three months of a six month sentence in the Lynchburg jail.
Benham was arrested for trespassing on the grounds of E.C. Glass high school during an abortion protest last fall.
Benham was released early for good behavior.
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Until about seventy years ago, iron ore production was the foundation for an old town in Craig County, Fenwick Mines--
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[SOT 11:40:45]
[IN Q=This town existed]

((JERRY JACOBSEN/RECREATION FORESTER: THIS TOWN EXISTED FROM ABOUT THE LATE 1890S TO ABOUT 1923. ITS MAIN PURPOSE AND ITS ONLY PURPOSE WAS TO MINE IRON ORE, WHICH THEY WERE VERY GOOD AT. SOMEWHERE OVER ABOUT A MILLION TONS CAME OUT OF THIS AREA OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Jacobsen/Recreation Forester;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=PERIOD OF TIME]
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


After production demands dropped, Fenwick Mines ceased to exist.
But these days, the area serves as a scenic nature trail-- with wetlands, handicapped- accessible restrooms, and several picnic tables.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=FULL SCREEN "TIME OFF"]


Come along for a walk with us through the wetlands in this week's "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday morning.

[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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