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An emotional meeting in Lynchburg as residents questioned school administrators about racial equality.
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And a trial date is set for the Henry County woman accused of fatally stabbing her baby girl.
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We're stuck with the clouds and cooler temperatures for just one more day--
Then sunshine and much warmer weather enters the forecast for the latter half of the work week.
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The question of racial equality was the focus of a school board meeting last night in Lynchburg.
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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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A woman accused of killing her 8-month-old baby allegedly committed the crime with her nine-year-old son in the next room.
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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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A 35-year old Roanoke County woman is hospitalized after slamming her car into a tree.
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Police say 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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President Clinton is putting his full support behind Labor Secretary Alexis Herman.
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Yesterday Attorney General Janet Reno requested an indepenent counsel to investigate whether Herman solicited money for illegal campaign donations or engaged in influence peddling.
President clinton says he's confident the labor secretary will be cleared.
And Herman insists she's done nothing wrong.
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(( ALEXIS HERMAN:THERE'S NOT ONE DOCUMENT THAT I HAVEN'T GIVEN TO THEM. THESE ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN FALSE SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING. ))
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[4:19:30]
In other news from Washington, the Secret Service wants a judge to create a new privilege to bar agents from having testify against the President.
The head of the Secret Service has warned that a President will be assassinated in the next few years -if- his agents are forced to testify.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to the U-S today.
Tomorrow, during a scheduled meeting with Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright, he's expected to unveil a new plan aimed at breaking the dead-locked peace process.
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The talks reached an impasse over a U-S proposal for Israel to withdraw its troops from 13 percent of the West Bank.

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((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHILE THE U.S. HAS ALWAYS BEEN COMMITTED TO ISRAEL'S SECURITY IT IS PERTINENT AND IMPERATIVE THAT ISRAEL AND ISRAEL ALONE MAKE THE DETERMINATION FOR ITS SECURITY.)) [15:20:35] ((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: OUR GOAL IS NOT SOME FEEL GOOD CONFRONTATION OUR GOAL IS A PROCESS THAT LEADS TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.))
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But there may be room for bargaining on the issue.
Officials in Jerusalem say Netanyahu will propose that Israel withdraw from nine percent of the West Bank over a 12-week period and hold an additional four percent of the area in reserve.

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In sports, the Raiders go to the Old Monterey Golf club and take their 7th straight title in the Virginia Independent School tournament.
Mike Stevens has tourney highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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Another guilty plea in the bilking of 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 of schematic drawings that were 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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A proposed 765-thousand volt power line is sparking plenty of controversy across the region.
American Electric Power says an energy crisis has caused a need for the line.
But several Virginians disagree. [DISSOLVE TO FULLSCREEN BOARD "POWER STRUGGLE"]
Scott Goldberg has more on the debate that has turned into a high-voltage power struggle.
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The way American Electric Power describes it, industry and consumers in Southwest Virginia are about to demand more electricity than the power company can supply.
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((BERNIE PASTERNACK/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: WE HAVE A REAL RELIABILITY PROBLEM.)) [RUNS02]
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Since American Electric Power built its last backbone transmission line -- 25 years ago -- the company reports demand for electricity has more than doubled.
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A-E-P says there's only one practical way to handle the growing load:
Add a new high-voltage line to the old transmission system.
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((BERNIE PASTERNACK/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IF WE DON'T INCREASE THAT CAPABILITY, THERE IS A VERY SERIOUS RISK OF BLACKOUTS IN THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AREA.)) [RUNS07]
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The line A-E-P wants to build snakes through miles of national forest and a handful of small communities.
There's no doubt it would bring more power here.
There's also no shortage of critics who say there has to be a better way.
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((JOHN MCLEOD: WESTERN VIRGINIA NEEDS A RELIABLE SOURCE OF POWER WHICH DOESN'T REQUIRE US TO DESTROY OUR NATIONAL FOREST RECREATIONAL AREAS, OUR PRIVATE PROPERTY, OUR HOMES...)) [RUNS09]
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John McLeod is a Virginia Tech researcher who did [shot of mcleod thumbing through research on tape 2 at 10 29 20 or 10 29 54] his own, independent study.
He concluded the risk of a blackout is not as bad as the power company says it is. [nat sound from video: "The line will trip and fail."]
A-E-P is distributing a video that describes this scenario:
High demands for electricity and failing power lines lead to a widespread blackout. [pre pro mcleod's numbers]
McLeod's study says, based on the demand in Southwest Virginia, there's only one hour every 129-years when the conditions would be right for that kind of power failure.
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((JOHN MCLEOD: IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THAT AND YOU LOOK AT THE PROBABILITY OF THAT OCCURRING, THOSE ARE ALL RARE EVENTS.))

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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: A-E-P HAS CALLED MCLEOD'S RESEARCH INACCURATE AND HAS FIRED BACK USING BIG WEAPONS. A REPORT GIVEN TO THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, A STUDY BY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND TESTIMONY FROM INDEPENDENT CONSULTANTS ALL -- AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER -- HAVE AGREED THE RISK OF A POWER FAILURE IS REAL. [<<<<>>>] WHETHER THE POWER LINE IS THE BEST WAY TO AVERT THAT RISK IS A QUESTION THE STATE STILL NEEDS TO ANSWER. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.)) [RUNS14]
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In part two of our report, Scott looks at possible alternatives to the power line.


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In medical news, rising concerns that you may be eating foods that aren't safe.
Rick Jackson takes a look in this morning's Health check.
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GOOD MORNING.
LAWMAKERS ARE CONCERNED THE FOOD YOU BUY MAY NOT BE SAFE TO EAT.
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ACCORDING TO A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE... THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS NOT DOING ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE IMPORTED FOODS MEET U.S. HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS.
THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT LAST YEAR.. LESS THAN 2-PERCENT OF THE FOOD FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WAS INSPECTED BY THE F-D-A.
SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS COMMISSIONED THE STUDY:
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"If you travel to some of these countries, you're always told, don't drink the water, don't eat the fruit, don't eat the vegetables without peeling them and yet we allow those same vegetables and fruit to come into our marketplace."
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THE REPORT RECOMMENDS AN UPDATED SYSTEM FOR DETECTING PARASITES IN IMPORTED FOODS.
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((vo)) THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SAYS THE AIDS VIRUS IS DEVASTATING THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY-- SO MUCH SO THAT IT WANTS TO DECLARE A MEDICAL STATE OF EMERGENCY.
RIGHT NOW, AIDS IS THE LEADING KILLER AMONG BLACKS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 25 AND 44.
THE CAUCUS IS DEMANDING MORE MONEY TO FIGHT THE DISEASE.
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AND THE U.S. SAYS IT WILL BACK EFFORTS BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION TO CURB TEEN-AGE SMOKING.
THE WOMAN LIKELY TO HEAD UP THE AGENCY, FORMER NORWEGIAN PRIME MINISTER GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND, HAS PLEDGED TO MAKE TOBACCO-RELATED PROBLEMS A TOP PRIORITY-- PARTICULARLY IN ASIA WHERE SMOKING IS ON THE RISE.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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An emotional school board meeting in Lynchburg as residents question racial equality within the school system.
Some residents complain there aren't enough black teachers and black students are punished more than white students.

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A July 7TH trial date has been set for the Henry County woman accused of fatally stabbing her baby girl.
Investigators say 29 year old Sharon Denise Alley was already awaiting trial on a charge of felony child neglect.


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And Labor Secretary Alexis Herman says she won't let the allegations against her distract her from her job.
Attorney General Janet Reno is asking that an independent counsel look into whether Herman was involved in influence peddling or soliciting illegal campaign contributions.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday May 12th.
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back. [2WX-Hello]


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A number of Lynchburg residents say there are racial inequities within the city's school system.
And last night a packed house vented those concerns to 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.))[E-Henry-Murder]


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The woman accused of murdering her baby on Mother's Day says she hears voices.
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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.[E-Bradshaw-Ax]


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A Roanoke County woman escpaed with just a few broken bones after she apparently wrapped her car around a tree.
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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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Another Clinton Administration cabinet member is feeling the heat under a justice department magnifying glass.
Attorney General Janet Reno has requested an independent counsel look into allegations that labor secretary Alexis Herman took kickbacks while she was a White House aide.
Stephanie Lambidakis has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Mike Mccurry/White House Press Secretary; 1:13]
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The Clinton Administration is considering sanctions against India for conducting 3 underground nuclear tests.
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The explosions, which took place near the Pakistani border, stunned India's allies and enraged its enemies.
The Prime Minister says India is now capable of making nuclear weapons.
Some fear the tests may trigger an arms race with rival Pakistan and China.

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New calls for the government to toughen rules regarding imported food.
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A new report by the General Accounting Office suggests the U-S should halt imports of fruits and vegetables from countries that don't meet U-S food safety standards.
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(( SEN. SUSAN COLLINS, R-MAINE: UNDER THE CURRENT SYSTEM, AS THE GAO BLUNTLY STATES, AND I QUOTE FROM THE REPORT, 'FEDERAL AGENCIES CANNOT ENSURE THAT THE GROWING VOLUME OF IMPORTED FOODS ARE SAFE FOR CONSUMERS. ))
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Each year, Government inspectors check out less than 2 percent of the food imported to the U-S.
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In sports, the Atlanta Braves set a new franchise record with an 8-1 victory over Cincinatti.
Here's a look at the rest of yesterday's scores.
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A divided city council in Roanoke has decided to put the issue of pension increases off until 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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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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City COuncil members made good on efforts to better communications with neighborhoods yesterday.
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Roanoke's 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 as to what strategies work in their neighborhoods.
Additional council neighborhood tours are scheduled for June and again in the fall.

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Virginia officials say Medicaid funds won't be used to pay for A powerful new drug to treat impotency.
That word yesterday on Viagra, 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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To sports now, the Atlanta Braves are off to their best start ever after they homered for the 23rd straight game last night.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Black Lynchburg residents confronted members of the city's school board last night over alleged racial inequalities at Lynchburg schools.
Parents are upset because almost half of the student population is black, but only 18 percent of teachers are black, and black students make up 90 percent of suspensions.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The woman accused of stabbing her eight-month old daughter has said she hears voices.
Sharon Denise Alley fatally stabbed her baby with a kitchen knife on Mother's Day.
She had thrown the same baby across the floor last October, allegedly telling her husband afterward that voices had told her to do it.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Roanoke City Council has delayed a decision on pension increases for city workers until the fall.
The council approved the city's budget last night, and filled two seats on the School Board. Current board member Melinda Payne and newcomer Ruth Wilson will fill the spots, leaving no room for controversial member Harry Davis, whose term expires in a few weeks.
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