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Alleged racial inequalities in the Lynchburg city schools sparked a debate last night between several black residents and school administrators.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( To the citizens' committee the numbers just don't add up: black children make up nearly half the student population at E.C. Glass High School, but only 18 percent of the TEACHERS are black.
Meanwhile black students make up 90 percent of the long- term suspensions.
Residents want to know why.
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The debate turned emotional, with at least one parent walking out in disgust.
But most felt the two- hour session helped open some eyes.
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((DR. JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE NUMBERS THAT WERE QUOTED ARE REAL AND THOSE NUMBERS REFLECT A REAL PROBLEM. THE QUESTION IS WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?)) [RUNS:09]
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Administrators denied race has anything to do with which students are suspended and how many minorities are hired.
But the perception of a problem is very real.. and as long as there are unusual disparities, black residents aren't ready to accept any excuses.
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((DR. VIVIAN CAMM/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I THINK THAT THERE'S ALWAYS DISTRUST WHEN YOU HAVE A FEWER PERCENTAGE OF MINORITY PEOPLE IN DECISION- MAKING ROLES.)) [RUNS:14]
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Both sides agree there are no easy answer, but they've promised to meet again.
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((DANNY MCCAIN/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: AT LEAST IT GAVE US THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT OUR SIDE OF IT, BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM THEM. SO I THINK IT WAS A GOOD STARTING POINT.)) [RUNS:06]
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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A nine-year-old Henry County boy was at home when his mother allegedly murdered his baby sister on Sunday.
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29-year old Sharon Denise Alley and her two children lived in her parents' trailer home in Martinsville.
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Sheriff's deputies say that's where Alley stabbed her eight month old daughter with a kitchen knife -- after the baby woke up crying in her crib.
She apparently started driving to the hospital with both children, but stopped at a used car lot with engine trouble.
Someone called 9-1-1 but the baby could not be revived.
Alley was also arrested in October on charges of felony child neglect.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: THERE WAS AN ACCUSATION THAT THIS CHILD HAD BEEN THROWN FROM HER ARMS ONTO THE FLOOR OF THE RESIDENCE INSIDE A ROOM OF THE RESIDENCE.))
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Investigators say Alley and her husband are separated.
A juvenile court judge returned custody of the two children to Alley while she was out waiting for her first trial.
Now she is in jail on one million dollars bond -- until her trial on July 7th.


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Police say speed was a factor in an accident that sent a Roanoke County woman to the hospital.
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Police say 35-year old Melanie Elmir (El-Meer) wrapped her car around the tree after apparently losing control of her 1992 Mercedes.
Elmir was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for a few broken ribs and some lacerations.
The accident took place on Bradshaw Road near Catawba.
Investigators say speed was a factor, but it was not determined how fast Elmir was going.
More than 200-yards of skid marks resulted from the accident.
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Turning now to your Tuesday forecast...
Look for mostly cloudy skies, with a chance for showers sticking around. Highs will be in the mid- to upper-60's.
Tonight, skies will remain overcast, with lows in the low- to mid-50's.
Taking a look ahead at the extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/13/98
Wednesday:

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[SUPER=130-/Linda May/Madison Heights]



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Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-4/Rae Hall/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-18/Vanessa Goad/Galax]



[SUPER=130-5/Cory Huff/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-7/Sarah Zimmerman/Goodview]



[SUPER=130-16/Donna Wright/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-50/Kenneth Huff/Indian Valley]


No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-36/David Drewery/Goodview]



[SUPER=131-40/Roscoe McFadden/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-63/Thelma Brinkley/Lynchburg]



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[45E-Henry-Murder]


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A July 7th court date has been set for the Henry County woman accused of killing her baby daughter.
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Investigators say 29-year old Sharon Denise Alley fatally stabbed her eight-month old baby with a kitchen knife.
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Her nine-year old son was in the next room and told deputies his mother came out of the baby's room, yelling "I killed her, I killed her".
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((LT. KIMMY NESTOR/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: CERTAINLY BEING NINE YEARS OLD IT'S VERY TRAUMATIC WHAT HE'S BEEN THROUGH.
HE'S BEEN COOPERATIVE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HE'S NOW BEEN RELEASED TO HIS FATHER'S PARENTS AND THEY'RE LOOKING AFTER HIS WELL-BEING. SOCIAL SERVICES IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED AND THEY'LL MAKE SURE HE'S WELL TAKEN CARE OF.))
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Alley is currently in jail on one million dollar bond.
Court papers say she threw the same baby on the floor last October--
At that time, she apparently told her husband voices had told her to do it.
A court allowed her to keep her children while she awaited trial.

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Another person has pleaded to guilty to bilking more than a million dollars from the Ericsson Corporation in Lynchburg.
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45-year old George Calvin Kelly was scheduled to stand trial this week on conspiracy and wire fraud charges.
Prosecutors say Kelly and his accomplice, Robert Sager, billed Ericsson for more than one million dollars for work that was never done.
Kelly pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge last week.. the other count will be dismissed when he's sentenced this summer.
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Roanoke Council members have decided to put off the controversial issue of pension increases until the fall.
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A crowd of city employees turned out yesterday afternoon, as city council approved the budget for the next fiscal year.
Council delayed a decision on the pension increase that supporters say is long overdue, and opponents consider a risky idea.
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((CHUCK WELLS/ROANOKE FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: THE EMPLOYEES HAVE STUCK WITH THE CITY THROUGH THE BAD TIMES AND TOOK PAY FREEZES AND PROMOTIONAL FREEZES AND LAST YEAR, THE STOCK MARKET'S DONE REAL WELL. THE PENSION BENEFIT WHICH IS SET ASIDE FOR PENSION BENEFITS HAS DONE REAL WELL, SO WE'RE JUST TRYING TO GET SOME OF THOSE BENEFITS OUT TO THE EMPLOYEES.)) ((ROBERT TONKINSON/PENSION PLAN BOARD MEMBER: RIGHT NOW WE'RE EXPERIENCING GREAT INVESTMENT RETURNS AND THE PENSION PLAN IS VERY STRONG, BUT ANY TIME YOU INCREASE BENEFITS IT'S GOING TO FLOW THROUGH EVENTUALLY TO THE BUDGET THROUGH CONTRIBUTIONS. THE CITY'S BEEN VERY LUCKY. IT'S CONTRIBUTION WAS SLATED TO DECREASE BY A COUPLE OF MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR. THAT FREED UP A COUPLE OF MILLION DOLLARS THAT COULD BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE IN THE CITY BUDGET.))
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[SUPER=01-Robert Tonkinson/Pension Plan Board Member; :21]
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Council also filled two seats on the School Board yesterday, appointing current board member Melinda Payne, and newcomer Ruth Willson.
The vote means that controversial board member Harry Davis won't be returning when his current term expires in a matter of weeks.

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Meantime council members made good on efforts to better communications with neighborhoods yesterday.
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City Council launched its neighborhood tour program by walking through Southeast.
The program gives residents a chance to discuss community concerns with city officials.
They can voice their opinions on what strategies work in their neighborhoods.
Additional council neighborhood tours are scheduled for June and again in the fall.

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Time now to check the Tuesday weather outlook--
Mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Staying overcast with light winds.
Lows in the lower 50s.
The extended forecast turns sunny and much warmer for the next few days...
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The Lynchburg school system is being accused of racial in-equality.
That issue was on the front burner of last night's school board meeting in the Hill City.
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To the citizens's Committee, the school system is anything but fair.
Black teens make up nearly half the student body E-C Glass High School, but only 18 percent of the Teachers are black.
Meanwhile black students make up 90 percent of the long- term suspensions.
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(( DR. JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE NUMBERS THAT WERE QUOTED ARE REAL AND THOSE NUMBERS REFLECT A REAL PROBLEM. THE QUESTION IS WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT? ))
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Both sides agree there are no easy answer, but they've promised to meet again.
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The Henry county woman who allegedly killed her baby daughter on Mother's Day had a history of child neglect.
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29-year old Sharon Denise Alley and her two children lived in her parents' trailer home in Martinsville.
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Sheriff's deputies say that's where Alley stabbed her eight month old daughter with a kitchen knife -- after the baby woke up crying in her crib.
She apparently started driving to the hospital with both children, but stopped at a used car lot with engine trouble.
Someone called 9-1-1 but the baby could not be revived.
Alley was also arrested in October on charges of felony child neglect.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: THERE WAS AN ACCUSATION THAT THIS CHILD HAD BEEN THROWN FROM HER ARMS ONTO THE FLOOR OF THE RESIDENCE INSIDE A ROOM OF THE RESIDENCE.))
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Investigators say Alley and her husband are separated.
A juvenile court judge returned custody of the two children to Alley while she was out waiting for her first trial.
Now she is in jail on one million dollars bond -- until her trial on July 7th.


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Speed MIGHT have played a factor in a car accident that injured a Roanoke county woman.
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Rescue crews took 35-year old Melanie Elmir (El-Mirror) to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital after the accident on Bradshaw Road near Catawba.
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((OFFICER R.J. WYGAL/ROANOKE CO. POLICE; ALL WE KNOW RIGHT NOW IS THE VEHICLE WAS COMING AT AN UNDETERMINED SPEED AROUND THIS CURVE RIGHT HERE AND IT LOST CONTROL AND HIT THAT TREE. SIDEWAYS.))
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Elmir suffered a few broken ribs and some lacerations.
Her car tore the bark off a few trees.
It then toppled a tree and wrapped around another one. Investigators say the car skidded at least 200-yards before crashing. Police would not confirm it, but witnesses say she was driving too fast.

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Jurors in Fayetteville, North Carolina begin deliberations today on whether two Richmond brothers should get a sentence of life in prison or death for killing a deputy and a highway patrol officer.
Nearly two weeks ago the same jury convicted convicted 19-year-old Tilmon Golphin and 18-year-old Kevin Golphin of capitol murder.
The two officers were shot last September along Interstate 95 after the brothers were stopped in a car that had been stolen in South Carolina.

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Viagra, the much- talked- about drug to treat impotency, will NOT be paid for with Medicaid dollars.
That word yesterday from the State Department of Medical Assistance Services.
A dozen other states have denied Medicaid coverage for the pills, which cost as much as ten dollars a dose.
But Virginia's policy is at odds with policies in eleven states.

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Shifting gears now to weather--
Mostly cloudy skies today, with a chance of a few showers.
Highs in the upper 60s.
Staying overcast with light winds.
Lows cooling into the 50s.
The four day forecast is calling for lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures...
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