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In the end, the new Virginia abortion law WILL take effect today.
Last night a federal appeals judge stayed an injunction that was handed down in a federal court last week.
The injunction would have prevented the so-called "partial-birth" abortion bill from taking effect.
Now the law that bans late term abortion IS on the books.


[7E-Drug-Seizure]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-39 1:20:30]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot]


Local authorities have seized millions of dollars in marijuana plants, thanks to the help of some residents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force seized more than two-thousand marijuana plants in the (Carr's) Kerr's Creek section of Rockbridge.
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[SOT 16.44.16]
[IN Q= In my 23]

((LT. STEVE CROWDER/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: IN MY 23 YEARS AND I THINK PROBABLY THE 50 OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SITTING AT THIS TABLE FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARIJUANA SEIZURES IN OUR REMEMBRANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Steve Crowder/Lexington Police Department]
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[OUT Q= in our remembrance.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tips from residents led police to launch a full investigation of the area. Police say during their surveillance Emmett Tyree Junior arrived to water the plants. He is charged with possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana. He faces up to 20 years in jail. Tyree is out on bond but is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on August 12th.
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[7E-Citizens-Committee]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[TAPE#98-31 1:56:21]
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Lynchburg residents continue to debate the issue of alleged racism in the city school system.
School officials met with a citizens' committee last night to let them know the school board is taking their concerns seriously.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=They got more]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Janette Campbell/Teacher Applicant; :18]
[SUPER=01-Mary Payne/Concerned Citizen; :29]
[SUPER=01-Danny McCain/Committee Chairman; :40]
[SUPER=01-Julius Sigler/School Board Chairman; :48]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]



(( They got more answers to their questions this time, but they're still not satisfied with what they're hearing.
A citizens committee still wants to know why so many black students are being suspended in the Lynchburg school system, and why there are so few black teachers.
One woman with four college degrees says she couldn't even get a job as a substitute.
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[SOT 18:42:51]
[IN Q=And I have]

((JANETTE CAMPBELL/TEACHER APPLICANT: AND I HAVE NOT GOT ANY INTERVIEW, I HAVE NOT GOT ANY CALL, NOTHING.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=nothing.]


Many of the citizens here feel racism is at the heart of these inequities.
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[SOT 19:03:41]
[IN Q=You are not]

((MARY PAYNE/CONCERNED CITIZEN: YOU ARE NOT TREATING US RIGHT, YOU'RE NOT TREATING OUR CHILDREN RIGHT, OUR PARENTS ARE NOT GOING TO THE SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT BEING TREATED RIGHT WHEN THEY GO THERE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=they go there.]
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[SOT 19:40:53]
[IN Q=When you have]

((DANNY MCCAIN/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WHEN YOU HAVE QUALIFIED PEOPLE WHO APPLY FOR POSITIONS AND THEN ARE REFUSED AN INTERVIEW, THEN WE STILL HAVE A PROBLEM.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=have a problem.]


School officials admit they could be doing better, but they're not ready to concede that racist attitudes are to blame.
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[SOT 19:38:07]
[IN Q=I can't say]

((JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I CAN'T SAY BECAUSE I CAN'T GET INSIDE THE MIND OF EVERY TEACHER IN THE SYSTEM. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS I WOULD ULTIMATELY THINK ABOUT MANDATORY DIVERSITY TRAINING BECAUSE I THINK THAT SENSITIVITY HELPS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=sensitivity helps.]


The citizens committee says more investigation into all these questions is needed.. and both sides agree they'll need to meet again.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[72-Virginia-Storms]


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No one was injured when severe weather destroyed six homes in Southwest Virginia yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Washington Co.]


The National Weather Service says a down burst hit Washington County- not a tornado.
That occurs when strong winds blow straight down, sometimes with the force of a small tornado.
Although no one in the homes was injured, two people were injured in a weather-related car accident.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast.. A bit of a cool down today, as temperatures are expected to stay in the 80's. Look for partly sunny skies and winds up to fifteen miles per hour. Highs in the upper 80's.
Tonight, skies remain clear with light breezes. Lows dip down into the upper 50's.
The extended forecast promises much of the same, with more sun and highs in the 80's and 90's...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/2/98
Thursday:
Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-25th/Pastor & Mrs. Mike Franklin/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-7/Dustin Sarver/Parrott]



[SUPER=130-18/Sherry Tickle/Radford]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-12/Corinthia Dunford/Pulaski]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Roanoke-murder]



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A Candlelight Vigil is planned tonight for 22 year old Keigth Sandifer who was fatally shot Saturday in Roaonoke.

His accused killer,
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday]

17 year old suspect, James Sutphin was formally charged yesterday.
Prosecutors plan to try him as an adult.
Police say Sutphin shot and killed Sandifer after an argument over a girl.
Sandifer's family says he wasn't looking for trouble that night.
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[SOT 5:01:22]
[IN Q=he didn't have]

((FRANCES BOWLES/VICTIM'S GRANDMOTHER; HE DIDN'T HAVE NO KNIVES, HE DIDN'T HAVE NO GUNS AND THIS WAS DONE AT CLOSE RANGE AND IT POSSIBLY CANNOT BE SELF DEFENSE))
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[OUT Q=be self defense]
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The Vigil will be held at the site of the murder on Jamison Avenue.[45Committee]


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Lynchburg school officials answer more questions about alleged racisim.
They met with members of a citizens committee last night who had lots of questions.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


They wanted to know why so many black students are being suspended in the Lynchburg school system, and why there are so few black teachers.
One woman with four college degrees says she couldn't even get a job as a substitute.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have]

(( JANETTE CAMPBELL/TEACHER APPLICANT: AND I HAVE NOT GOT ANY INTERVIEW, I HAVE NOT GOT ANY CALL, NOTHING.
DANNY MCCAIN/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WHEN YOU HAVE QUALIFIED PEOPLE WHO APPLY FOR POSITIONS AND THEN ARE REFUSED AN INTERVIEW, THEN WE STILL HAVE A PROBLEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Janette Campbell/Teacher Applicant;]
[SUPER=01-Danny McCain/Committee Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=we still have a problem.]
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School officials admit they could be doing better but are not ready to concede that racist attitudes are to blame.
Both sides have agreed to meet again.
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[455-Lynchburg-Airport]


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A South Carolina company is out of the running for control over the Lynchburg Airport's general aviation terminal, for now.
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An airport commission had chosen Hawthorne Aviation to provide fuel, maintenance and flight services to the area's private pilots.
But city council yesterday decided NOT to award Hawthorne the contract.
Instead, the city wants both Hawthorne and Virginia Aviation to resubmit their proposals.
Virginia Aviation is owned by Stewart Hobbs, who becomes a Lynchburg city councilman today.
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[IN Q=I know the]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I KNOW THE MAIL THAT I'VE BEEN GETTING AND THE PHONE CALLS HAVE BEEN RUNNING TWENTY TO ONE FROM THE PILOTS AND THE DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD ASSOCIATION WITH VIRGINIA AVIATION. AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE ALSO TAKE THE CUSTOMER INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN WE MAKE A DECISION LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00]
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[OUT Q=decision like this.]
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Council wants Virginia Aviation to make public its operating figures for the past two and a half years.
The company will continue to run the general aviation terminal on a month- to- month basis.
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[45E-Hip-Fractures]


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[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


A faster recovery time for patients being treated for hip fractures thanks to a new orthopedic procedure.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; ]

A University of Virginia surgeon pioneered the computer-guided operation. The doctor loads a Cat scan of the patient's fracture on a computer screen. Then the surgeon can maneuver the model on the computer and see the best pathway to perform the surgery. A special camera in the operating room allows the surgeon to follow the progress on the computer model. This technique allows the doctor to make smaller incisions.
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Eventually, the computer assisted method will allow orthopedic surgeons to completely heal fractures. [45WEATHER]


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Taking a break from the news now to check weather--
Partly sunny today with pleasant highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows around 60.
The four day forecast promises plenty of sunshine through Friday, with a chance of showers by the July Fourth holiday...
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Residents helped Rockbridge county authorities make a multi- million dollar marijuana bust.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force seized more than two-thousand marijuana plants in the (Carr's) Kerr's Creek section of Rockbridge.
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[SOT 16.44.16]
[IN Q= In my 23]

((LT. STEVE CROWDER/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT: IN MY 23 YEARS AND I THINK PROBABLY THE 50 OR MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SITTING AT THIS TABLE FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST MARIJUANA SEIZURES IN OUR REMEMBRANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Steve Crowder/Lexington Police Department]
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[OUT Q= in our remembrance.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tips from residents led police to launch a full investigation of the area. Police say during their surveillance Emmett Tyree Junior arrived to water the plants. He is charged with possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Tyree is out on bond but is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on August 12th.
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[8Abortion-Bill]


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After much legislative debate, Virginia's abortion law WILL take effect today.
Last night a federal appeals judge stayed an injunction that was handed down in a federal court last week.
The injunction would have prevented the so-called "partial-birth" abortion bill from taking effect.
Now the law that bans late term abortion IS on the books.


[8E-Compulsive-Bingo]


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Another law taking effect today is aimed at decreasing the number of compulsive gamblers in Virginia.
The law is aimed at bingo operations-
More than 300 million dollars is spent on the game each year in the commonwealth-
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[SUPER=03-Hanover Co.;]


and it can be addictive.
So a new state law, that takes effect today, requires some 600 bingo operators across the state to post a hotline for compulsive gamblers.
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[SOT 10:22:38]
[IN Q=It's not]

((ED FUHR: IT'S NOT JUST BINGO THAT'S BEING PLAYED IN THESE GAMES. YOU HAVE INSTANT PULL TABS AND THE LIKE THAT REALLY IS MUCH MORE AKIN TO GAMES THAT YOU WOULD PLAY IN LAS VEGAS, OR EVEN TO SOME OF THE GAMES OF THE LOTTERY THAN IT IS TO BINGO.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Fuhr/Charitable Gaming Commission;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to bingo.]
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The per capita spending on bingo in Roanoke alone is 50 dollars per person, per year.
So if only ten percent of the population plays...that's an average of 500 dollars spent per person.
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[8E-Higher-Ed]


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College students in Virginia have absorbed a 900- PERCENT increase in tuition since 1971, when Governor Jim Gilmore was at the University of Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


With that in mind, Gilmore took up his next major campaign promise -- appointing a 39 member commission to study Virginia's colleges and universities.
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[SOT 13:21:30]
[IN Q=We have to]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA DESERVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC SYSTEM THAT SPREADS QUALITY ACROSS THE BOARD. AND WE SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE LAGGARDS. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OFFERING QUALITY IN ALL OF OUR INSTITUTIONS.))
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[OUT Q=our institutions.]
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[VO-NAT]


Are college professors nervous?
Some are members of the new commission.
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[SOT 13:30:18]
[IN Q=I don't]

((I DON'T KNOW... I THINK WE'RE ALL GOING TO GO INTO THIS WITH AN OPEN MIND.))
[sot 13:35:45]

((LARRY SABATO: IT'S PRETTY CLEAR...SAVE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Lynch/Hollins Univ. Professor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/Univ. of Virginia Professor; :13]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=save money.]
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


The Governor says boards of visitors should watch over college administrators' spending more carefully-- since they are "stewards of the public resources."
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Time again to take a look at the mid- week forecast--
Partly sunny and a bit breezy today.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows dropping to near 60.
The extended forecast is calling for dry weather for the next couple of days.
There could be some rain, though, for July fourth--
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