The county school board gives in, creating another layer of governmental oversight on school building projects.
That's at the top of the NEWS.
And a LIVE report from the Supervisors' meeting gauging their reaction.
Tonight in sports, Steve Mason has the story of an area thinclad who is running to Russia.
Plus, the world cup party continues in France,
and Curtis Staples and Norman Nolan, the stars off last season's UVa team talk about their chances in tomorrow night's NBA draft in Vancouver.
The heat is on. And someone left it on for the rest of the week. Forecast details coming up.
Roanoke County's Board of Supervisors last week told the School Board to place all school construction projects--including a proposed new high school--on hold while the two boards hammered out differences over spending.
The School Board responded today.
Its members say they WILL appoint two representatives to a joint committee that will oversee 48 million dollars in renovation and new building projects--though at first there was concern the committee's powers would be too broad.
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((WILLIAM IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN; THAT APPARENTLY IS NOT THE CASE. OUR UNDERSTANDING AFTER MEETING WITH THE SUPERVISORS LAST WEEK IS THAT THIS COMMITTEE WOULD STRICTLY BE OVERSIGHT. REALLY WOULD HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO ACT. AND THAT ANY ACTION TAKEN WOULD HAVE TO BE BY THE RESPECTIVE BOARDS AFTER THE MEETING OF THE SMALLER GROUP.))
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Among the projects the joint committee would oversee: the renovation of Burlington and Clearbrook Elementary Schools and the construction of Bonsack Elementary.
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The Supervisors also took up the issue of the joint committee this afternoon.
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Joe Dashiell is at the County Administration Building with that story.
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Richmond's School Board is looking into setting up an alternative school, and adopting other new policies for dealing with disruptive students.
That follows last week's shooting of a teacher and a teaching aide at Armstrong High School.
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((ROGER GRAY/RICHMOND EDUCATION ASSOC.: AS WE ALL KNOW, IT IS A MILLION TIMES BETTER TO BE PROACTIVE THAN TO BE REACTING TO SOME SENSELESS TRAGEDY.))
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The board also honored the school resource officer who DIDN'T get recognized last week at the White House.
Warren Kennedy says he saw 14 year old Quinshawn Booker firing the gun.
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((WARREN KENNEDY/RICHMOND SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER: AS SOON AS HE HAD COMPLETED HIS SHOOTING, HE AND THE THREE OR FOUR STUDENTS THAT WERE WITH HIM RAN OUT THE SIDE DOOR AND I RAN BEHIND ATTEMPTING TO KEEP THEM IN SIGHT AND TRYING TO IDENTIFY.))
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The school board says 30 to 50 students are typically responsible for the discipline problems across the school district.
Franklin County and the town of Rocky Mount may still head to court over land issues --- but today the two part
ies discussed building a fire station together.
Paid rescue workers in Franklin County say they need more office space.
There's no place to train volunteers, and emergency vehicles stay outside unprotected.
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((THE BIGGEST BENEFIT OF A BIGGER SPACE WOULD BE FOR THE VEHICLES. IT WOULD KEEP THEM OUT OF THE WEATHER, AND KEEP EM MORE STOCKED AND LET US DO A LITTLE MORE TRAINING ON THEM.))
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At the same time, the town of Rocky Mount wants to expand its old fire department.
Officials say it's too small, and this busy curve makes it difficult to get out on calls.
So Franklin County and Rocky Mount may share a new building -- along with the cost.
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((CLAUDE WEBSTER/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: OBVIOUSLY IT WOULD COST BOTH LOCALITIES LESS FUNDS IF THEY BUILT ONE JOINT BUILDING THAN IF THEY BOTH WENT OUT SEPARATELY AND BUILT STAND ALONE STRUCTURES.))
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But the town also says it may build its own fire station on this vacant lot instead -- noting it has several options.
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Southern Baptists on the role of husband and wife--coming up on News 7 at Six, we'll have local reaction to the amendment recently adopted at the church's national convention.
And--do you still sometimes crave a juicy Buddy Boy? Longtime Roanokers know we're talking about Lendy's--a favorite eatery that was fast before fast food was in. We'll look back.
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A wife should graciously submit herself to her husband's decisions---that's according to a vote from delegates at the
recent Southern Baptist Convention.
News 7 Intern Reporter Aleesha Chaney has local reaction.
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Kevin and Nancy Dye have been married for 18 years and throughout their life together they have followed the teachings of the Southern Baptist Church. The new amendment that directs the husband shall lead the household hasn't changed their marriage because that's how they have always tried to pattern their relationship.
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((NANCY DYE/SOUTHERN BAPTIST: AS I SUBMIT TO KEVIN'S SERVENT LEADERSHIP IT MEANS THAT I AM WILLING TO YIELD MY RIGHTS AS HE SETS THE DIRECTION FOR OUR FAMILY AND HE'S CALLED UPON IN THE STATEMENT TO LOVE ME AS CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH.))
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Nancy does not feel this places her in an inferior position. She says it makes clear the role of a husband and wife and provides order for their marriage.
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((NANCY DYE/SOUTHERN BAPTIST: THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES THAT KEVIN HAS FELT LED TO MAKE A DECISION AND THAT MEANT THAT I HAD TO MAKE A SACRIFICE AND HAD I DUG IN AND DEMADED MY RIGHTS IN LOOKING BACK THAT I WOULD HAVE MISSED A LOT OF BLESSINGS.))
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The Dyes say people who criticize their lifestlye haven't taken the time to understand it.
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((KEVIN DYE/SOUTHERN BAPTIST: ITS UNFORTUNATE THAT PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN TO FOCUS ON THE WORD SUBMIT WITHOUT LOOKING AT THE WHOLE STATEMENT. PEOPLE WHO WROTE THIS TOOK GREAT PANGS TO MENTION THAT THE WIFE IS EQUAL TO THE HUSBAND IN GOD'S EYE SIGHT.))
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The Dyes also note their beliefs only work in certain relationships where there it is a mutual decision, and cannot be forced on anyone. Aleesha Chaney, News 7.
The debate over parking versus preservation will come to a head in Lynchburg tomorrow as residents make a last- ditch effort to save half a dozen historic buildings.
First Colony Life Insurance wants to tear down these buildings on Commerce Street to create more parking for its employees.
The move has sparked outrage among local preservationists who say the city is keeping quiet so as not to offend downtown's largest employer.
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((ROBERT BROWN/CONCERNED CITIZEN: I'M VERY UPSET WITH THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG. I THINK THE FACT THAT WE'RE STANDING HERE, HAVING TO DEBATE AND FIGHT OVER THE DEMOLITION OF THESE MAGNIFICENT BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN IS INDICATIVE OF THE SHORTSIGHTEDNESS OF WHICH IS COMING OUT OF CITY HALL, AND IT'S BEEN LIKE THIS FOR A LONG TIME.))
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After months of refusing to discuss it, First Colony and its parent company, G-E, have agreed to meet with preservationists tomorrow to discuss the buildings.
The Historical Foundation hopes some kind of compromise can be made.
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((HEIDI JAMES/LYNCHBURG HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BUY THE BUILDINGS, THE CITY HAS OFFERED TO BUY THE BUILDINGS, AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF VACANT LOTS OUT THERE THAT COULD BE PURCHASED BY G-E FOR PARKING LOTS.))
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James says if the buildings ARE torn down, the riverfront area could lose its state and national historic designation.
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Lynchburg is trying to decide whether it needs a new fixed- base operator to manage the general aviation terminal at its regional airport.
The Airport Commission already has recommended giving the contract to South Carolina- based Hawthorne Aviation.
But many private pilots fear that could mean they'll pay more for things like jet fuel, mechanical service and hangar space.
The move also would put councilman- elect Stewart Hobbs out of business.. Hobbs owns Virginia Aviation, which has serviced the airport the last twelve years.
City council is conducting a public hearing on the issue at this hour.
Council will make a decision next week.. the day before Stewart Hobbs takes office.
What's good for the goose is good for the federal judge, apparently.
U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly today issued a temporary restraining order.
It would indefinitely halt a U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to round up and slaughter about 13- hundred Canada geese across Virginia.
The judge says the Humane Society has a good likelihood of prevailing in a court battle over the geese.
The U.S.D.A. will NOT release the planned sites for the goose slaughters this year-- but had 16 sites across the state in mind.
The stock market surged in active trading today.
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If you lived anywhere near Roanoke in the 50's and 60's, chances are, you ate at Lendy's.
You can re-live part of that past at new website.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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(( The Lendy's website delivers a plateful of tasteful memories... The call boxes and carhops... the cruising... and don't forget the Colonel.
Website designer Twig Gravely says it was a way to recapture some priceless childhood moments.
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((TWIG GRAVELY/WEB PAGE DESIGNER; YOU'D PULL IN THERE AND PARK AND REACH OUT AND PUSH THE BUTTON ON THE SPEAKER AND THE VOICE WOULD COME ON AND TAKE YOUR ORDER AND A FEW MINUTES LATER SOMEONE WOULD COME OUT CARRYING IT ON A TRAY, THE SIGNAGE WAS BIG AND SPLASHY.))
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You can click on many of the vintage photographs and find out what that property actually looks like today.
And if you happen to click up an appetite for the past... don't forget a piece of Lendy's is actually still alive... you can still get an authentic Buddy Boy and other favorites at Pat's Cafe on Shenendoah Avenue.
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((PAT DOTSON/PAT'S CAFE; IT WAS JUST A LIFESTYLE FOR ME FOR SO MANY YEARS, ABOUT 20 YEARS, AND i JUST KNOW THAT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WOULD LIVE FOREVER IN THE VALLEY HERE.))
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And thanks to the web, the Lendy's legend now has no limits....
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((TWIG GRAVELY/WEB PAGE DESIGNER; YEA I'M SURE, WHEN THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN, ESPECIALLY THE OLD ONES, NOBODY HAD ANY IDEA THEY'D BE AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD TODAY.))
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But for the true taste of Lendy's, you still have to go see Pat, after all there are still some things you just can't download.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
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Coming up tonight in sports, we'll talk with Curtis Staples and Norman Nolan about the NBA draft, George Welsh has surgery, the World Cup rolls on in France.
And Steve Mason introduces us to a local track star who is headed overseas as well to sprint in Russia.
The 1998 NBA draft is set for tomorrow night in Vancouver.
Most of the so-called experts say this year's class of prospects is a little weak compared to past years.
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But weak or not, Roanoke's Curtis Staples is hoping to be a part of the festivities.
The NCAA's all-time three point field goal shooter performed well in the postseason NBA camp in Portsmouth, and once he makes it in the league he plans to show folks he is more than a shooter.
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Staples thinks he will be a second round draft pick as does his former UVa teammate Norman Nolan.
Although both are prepared to go the free agent route if they are not selected.
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In one other UVa note, head football coach George Welsh underwent surgery on his back yesterday to remove a ruptured disk.
He should be released from the hospital tomorrow and be back on the job in two weeks.
The World Cup pecking order suffered a jolt this afternoon as Norway handed Brazil its first Cup loss since 1990.
Also, this afternoon,
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Italy locked up a spot in the next round by beating Austria 2-to-1.
Christian Vieri gets the first goal of the game by using his head in some serious traffic.
Italy added an insurance goal that turned out to be the game winner. Roberto Baggio gets one of the easiest goals of his life right in front of the net.
Italy wins it 2-to-1.
Meanwhile, Chile and Cameroon played to a one-all tie. Chile's goal came on this penalty kick by JOse Sierra that hooks over the wall and into the top corner of the net. Chile advances, Cameroon is through.
Northside track and field standout David Cabbler qualified for the VHSL group 2A track and Field championships this past season.
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Now, the 16 year old will compete against some of the WORLD's future stars in Russia. Steve Mason tells us how he is preparing for the journey.
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((For the first time in his life, David Cabbler will get into a plane Friday and fly to Russia for two weeks...
He will try and raise his level of intensity another notch as he represent Northside, the Roanoke Valley, and his country over the fourth of July holiday in sevral track and field competitions.
Cabbler and 20 other Virginia high school athletes were invited by a Russian education and sports organization to compete against the top athletes in schools from the Russian Federation. The purpose is not only to compete, but to meet and build friendships with youths and their families in Russia.
The Inner City Athletic Association supports him. His father, who sevral years ago, at age 35 had a massive heart attack has also been inspired. This trip is the pennicle so far in a promising track career.
David will compete in the 100 and 300 hurdles as well as some relay races. In Salem, Steve mason , news 7 sports"))
The Winston Cup cars are about to begin a whirlwind 12 days. Tomorrow they will head to California for Sunday's race at Sears Point before heading back east to Daytona for the July 4th night race.
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This afternoon veteran Geoff Bodine, who has been struggling this season added some veteran input to his race team by hiring Waddell Wilson as the team's new vice President. The move is effective immediately.
Also, car owner Andy Petree will field two cars at Daytona next week. Besides the Skoal chevy, he will have another car driven by Hut Stricklin and sponsored by Oakwood Homes.
Also, the number 96 Cat diesel machine will be driven by Robby Gordon this Sunday at Sears Point
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