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A Bedford County middle school student was taken into police custody for allegedly bringing a gun to school this week.
The 12-year old boy attends Forest Middle School.
Students there reported seeing the boy with a .32- caliber revolver on school grounds on Monday.
The gun reportedly is owned by a family member. The boy's parents have cooperated fully with the police investigation.
He's charged with possessing a firearm on school property.

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The discovery of a hidden camera in the women's restroom means a former Roanoke Beauty supply store manager will spend five months in jail.
A plea agreement kept Paul Aronson from having to serve a possible 1-year sentence.
Police searched Aronson's home after an employee discovered the camera in the ceiling of B-and-H Beauty and Barber Supply in February.
Several tapes were seized from Aronson's home, one showing a female customer partially undressed.




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Drug dogs were brought into Roanoke schools again yesterday, and again, nothing illegal was found.
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Drug dogs checked cars in a parking lot at William Fleming High School, and officers used handheld metal detectors to search some students who arrived at the school by bus.
The metal detectors were also used at Breckenridge Middle School to check for the presence of weapons.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: ONCE AGAIN WE'RE BEING PROACTIVE TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT THIS IS A ZERO TOLERANCE AREA AND TO USE THIS POLICY AND PROCEDURE AS A DETERRENT TO ANY KIND OF DRUG OR WEAPON USE ON CAMPUS.))
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School officials say they expect to continue the unannounced searches when school resumes in the fall.
And they aren't precluding the possibility of another search before the end of this school year.

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Virginia schoolkids have taken the new Standard of Learning tests for two years.
But the state is still trying to decide what constitutes a passing score.
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The Gilmore administration's top education officials said today they'll appoint two committees to decide what the passing scores should be on the S-O-L tests.
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((BILL BOSHER/STANDARD SETTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE: BUT THIS IS ABOUT HOW FAR AND HOW FAST. AND WE CAN USE LOTS OF METAPHORS WHETHER IT'S RUNNING OR READING. THERE ARE MEDICAL AND ATHLETIC ANALOGIES. BUT IN REALITY, THIS IS THE CRITICAL PROCESS OF SAYING WHAT DO WE ACCEPT AS BEING PROFICIENT?))
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Former superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Bosher (BOH-shur) will head up a diverse advisory committee to oversee an committee of teachers.
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((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: YOU'LL HAVE MORE PEOPLE BUYING INTO WHAT IS GOING ON. AND CERTAINLY WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SECOND-GUESSING THOSE PROFESSIONALS.))
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The passing scores will be decided finally in October.
"School report cards" will go out next spring.
Schools with a certain percentage of failing students could lose state accreditation in the year 2004.
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Turning now to your Friday forecast...
Look for a chance for rain throughout the day, as skies remain partly cloudy. Highs will again be a little cooler- only reaching the low- to mid-70's.
Tonight, the clouds stick around, as does a lingering chance for showers. Lows will be in the upper 50's to low-60's.

The extended forecast looks a bit brighter. Highs will be in the 70's, with nighttime lows in the 60's...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/6/98
Saturday:

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Anniversary:
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Accross the border in North Carolina an overnight earthquake rattled homes and startled residents.
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The quake had a preliminary magnitute of 3 point 2.
It was centered about 20 miles north of Charlotte, near the college town of Davidson.
Authorities say so far they've received no reports of damage or injuries.
But police say they got a lot of phone calls from anxious residents.
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A former Halifax County jailer could be spending some time behind bars.
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Jonathan Majors pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of sodomy against some former inmates at the Hailfax County jail.
Last year, the two female inmates accused Majors and two other jailers of sexual misconduct.
All three men were fired, but there was only enough evidence to indict Majors.
He could face up to ten years in prison when he is sentenced in August.
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Virginia's Democratic Party is calling for a probe into a state contract by a P-R campaign promoting sexual abstinence.
THIS station, W-D-B-J, submitted a proposal to be a "partner station" with the state on the "Not Me, Not Now" abstinence campaign.
Our competitor, W-S-E-T, won the contract in this TV market.
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Now an article in The Washington Post about whether a state-contracted P-R firm demanded NEWS coverage as part of the package- has the Gilmore administration on the defensive.
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((CLAUDE ALLEN/SECT'Y OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES: WE BELIEVE THAT ABSTINENCE IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH AND NEWSWORTHY ENOUGH THAT THE STATION WOULD WANT TO COVER IT ANYWAY. SO THERE'S NO ISSUE HERE WITH REGARDS TO WHETHER THERE'S AN ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE NEWS. THAT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN, HAS NOT HAPPENED HERE, AND WOULD NOT HAPPEN UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION.))

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But in our station's negotiations, W-D-B-J was asked to provide 30-thousand dollars in paid ads, but a total of 90-thousand dollars in "value," which could include public service announcements and news coverage.
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We said we would NOT promise any news coverage.
The P-R firm told our public affairs director, Kelly Zuber, that W-S-E-T won the contract because of the "overwhelming" amount of news coverage that station offered.
W-S-E-T has NO comment on the matter.

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In Washington, another day of hearings concerning Norfolk Southern and C-S-X's takeover of Conrail.
Yesterday Norfolk Southern's chairman responded to concerns about the railroad's plans for a safe merger.
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David Goode faced some tough questions from regulators and unions. Both want assurances that Norfolk Southern and C-S-X will go the extra mile when it comes to safety.
For his part Goode praised his railroad's record and he said teams have been working for the past year to make sure the merger with Conrail is a smooth one.
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Goode says he has every reason to expect the merger will go through on Monday.
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A shooting Wednesday night in Pittsylvania County leaves one man fighting for his life in a North Carolina hospital.

25-year old David Tyrone Keen is in serious condition after he was shot in the chest.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office has a suspect in the case but doesn't know the motive of the shooting.




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Taking a look at your Friday forecast...
A chance of showers again today. Highs will only reach the mid-70's.
Tonight, you could see a lingering storm. Lows will be in the upper 50's to low-60's.
And the extended forecast is sunny, with highs in the 70's and lows in the 50's.
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In Bedford County, a middle school student has been charged with posessing on school property.
The 12-year old boy attends Forest Middle School.
Students there reported seeing the boy with a .32- caliber revolver on school grounds on Monday.
The gun reportedly is owned by a family member.
The boy's parents have cooperated fully with the police investigation.

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No guns or drugs were found on the campus of a Roanoke school yesterday, during a random search.
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Drug dogs checked cars in a parking lot at William Fleming High School, and officers used handheld metal detectors to search some students who arrived at the school by bus.
The metal detectors were also used at Breckenridge Middle School to check for the presence of weapons.
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School officials say they expect to continue the unannounced searches when school resumes in the fall.
And they aren't precluding the possibility of another search before the end of this school year.

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An overnight earthquake rattled some homes and nerves across the border in North Carolina.
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The quake had a preliminary magnitute of 3 point 2.
It was centered about 20 miles north of Charlotte, near the college town of Davidson.
Authorities say so far they've received no reports of damage or injuries.
But police say they got a lot of phone calls from anxious residents.
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We're waiting for the name of the southside lottery winner who will take half of a 25 million dollar jackpot.
Meantime, the covenience store in Ridgeway where the ticket was purchased is getting plenty of attention.
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E-Z Stop store manager Kathy Waller says local residents want to know who the lucky person is.
Store employees are all a-buzz about having sold a winning ticket.
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((PATRICIA PALMER/STORE CLERK; I THINK IT'S GREAT. I THINK IT'S TIME WE FINALLY GOT A WINNER AS MANY TICKETS AS WE SELL.)) ((PAMELA LAPRADE/STORE CLERK; MOST OF THE WINNERS COME FROM AREAS THAT PLAY MORE. WE SELL MORE OF THE DAILY NUMBERS THAN WE DO LOTTERY. SO IT'S GREAT TO FINALLY HAVE ONE HERE.))
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Virginia lotto officials say the Ridgeway winner selected the annual payout and will receive 12.2 million dollars over the next 25 years.
But the person has not come forward.
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((CLIFF HUGHES/HENRY CO. LOTTO REP.; I WOULD THINK HE'S DISCUSSING THE FINANCIAL SITUATION WITH HIS FAMILY AND PROBABLY HIS TAX CONSULTANT AND LIKE THAT BEFORE HE COMES FORWARD WITH IT.))
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The other winning ticket was purchased in Fairfax.
The loot could have been split three ways.
A Ridgeway man had played the same numbers that won at the E-Z Stop for the past two years.
Wednesday night though, he didn't buy a ticket.
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Turning now to your Friday forecast..
Expect mostly cloudy skies today, with rain likely. Highs will be in the low- to mid-70's.
The chance for showers and storms continues overnight. Look for temperatures to drop into the upper-50's.
The sun shows up in the extended forecast- look for highs this weekend in the mid-70's. Nighttime lows will range from the upper-40's to mid-50's...
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