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After months of legal trouble, Giles County Supervisor Bobby Williams says he is stepping down.
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Williams was indicted in January on wire tapping charges and within hours attempted suicide.
His trial is scheduled for next month.
In the latest edition of the Virginian Leader, Williams is quoted as saying he's resigning to focus more time on his family and health.
Williams, who's been a member of the board for two and a half years, says his resignation will be effective August 21st.
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Special prosecutor Gino Williams told News 7 last week if Supervisor Williams does resign he'll reevaluate the case because Williams would no longer be held to the higher standard of an elected official.

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A shooting at a Danville apartment complex yesterday left one man in serious condition and another in jail.
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Danville Police say 29-year-old Antonio Lamonte Adams was found lying outside of a building at Southside Garden Apartments shortly after 6-thirty.
He had been shot in the back.
23-year-old Don Antonio Edmonds of Will Street was charged with malicious wounding in connection with the shooting.
Police say they don't yet know what sparked the shooting.
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Residents of the Willow River apartment complex have joined forces with state and Salem police in an attempt to prevent more fires from breaking out.
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After the seventh in a string of suspicious fires at the complex, occuppants are taking action to protect themselves and their neighbors.
They've developed their own neighborhood watch.
Volunteers rotate in teams of two or more, walking the premises after sundown.
They're armed with flashlights and walkie-talkies, looking for people
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((SCOTT KINNEY/WILLOW RIVER RESIDENT; I THINK WE'RE TO THE POINT WHERE IF WE SEE SOMEBODY OUT THAT YOU DON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE, ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY. EVERYBODY'S JUST ON ALERT.))
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Meanwhile, police are interviewing and re-interviewing witnesses, as they try to determine the cause of the fires. Authorities are still trying to find out if Sunday's blaze, which nearly engulfed a whole building, was set intentionally. A ten-year old charged with arson in connection with an earlier fire has been denied bond. Police are seeking help from anyone who may have information about the fires.
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[7E-coli]


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Health officials continue to test toddlers and adults after a possible outbreak of E-coli at a Floyd County pre-school.
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The New River Health Department held a press conference addressing the outbreak of E-coli at Copper Hill Pre-School. Department Director Doctor Jody Hershey says only two cases have been confirmed in toddlers at the daycare, but they are investigating the possibility of more.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR: THIS WHOLE INFECTIOUS DISEASE THING, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF SENSATIONALISM ON FOOD BORNE ILLNESSES, WE ALL STILL HAVE A CONCERN FROM AN OUTBREAK OF THIS TYPE OF SOURCE.))
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Doctor Hershey says the results of a state lab test confirming E-coli are expected back within a few days.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Expect mostly sunny skies today with some light winds.
Highs will reach the mid-80's.
Overnight, some clouds move in, and temperatures will cool off into the low- to mid-60's.
The extended forecast...
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It looks like a new condomium complex and convention center may not be in the future for Smith Mountain Lake.
The Franklin County Commission said No to the proposal last night.
Tina Tenret reports.
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Ed Waters owns Bridgewater Marina at Smith Mountain Lake.
Next door, he wants to build two six-story towers with 96 condominium units.
He says they would be privately owned second homes with three or four bedrooms each.
There would also be a conference center, athletic fields, swimming pools, and a parking garage -- all on five acres.
Developers say the resort will have a soft mediterranean look and be partially hidden from the road.
But local residents say there's already enough traffic, on the lake and on the nearby bridge.
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((FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE IDEA OF CONDOMINIUMS AND A CONFERENCE CENTER -- THERE'S STILL HOPE. THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CAN STILL APPROVE THE PROPOSAL, AFTER A PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 18TH. TINA TENRET NEWS7.))

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It's back to work today for Bell Atlantic Customer Service employees.
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Yesterday the union announced it reached a tentative two-year contract with the company.
Under the deal, members of the Communications Workers of America will get higher wages, more job security and more vacation time.
They also get guarantees the company will outsource less work and won't force employees to put in too much overtime.


The union's local president has not read the contract's specifics.
But he said he trusted the people who negotiated the deal.
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((DAVID LAYMAN/PRESIDENT, CWA LOCAL 24066: WE HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN THEM, WE HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN OUR UNION AND WE HOPE THAT THE RIGHT THINGS WERE DNOE. ))
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Bell Atlantic said it wanted a quick end to the 2-day old strike so that its customers would not be inconvenienced by disruptions in service.
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A multi million dollar lawsuit has been filed against a former Radford principal and teacher for allegedly having sex with one of her students.
Cynthia Caroll ran the Three-Angels' Christian School operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The 25-million dollar suit contends Caroll had sex with a teenage boy well over 100 times over a two year peroid.


No criminal charges have been filed against Caroll who now reportedly lives in the Petersburg area.


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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
After some morning fog, expect mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s.
The extended outlook stays much the same, with no rain in the forecast until Sunday...
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A man is in serious condition this morning following a shooting yesterday at a Danville apartment complex.
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Danville Police say 29-year-old Antonio Lamonte Adams was found lying outside of a building at Southside Garden Apartments shortly after 6-thirty.
He had been shot in the back.
23-year-old Don Antonio Edmonds of Will Street was charged with malicious wounding in connection with the shooting.
Police say they don't yet know what sparked the shooting.
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Giles county supervisor Bobby Williams is calling it quits after being at the center of controversy for months.


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Williams was indicted in January on wire tapping charges and within hours attempted suicide.
His trial is scheduled for next month.
In the latest edition of the Virginian Leader, Williams is quoted as saying he's resigning to focus more time on his family and health.
Williams, who's been a member of the board for two and a half years, says his resignation will be effective August 21st.
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Special prosecutor Gino Williams told News 7 last week if Supervisor Williams does resign he'll reevaluate the case because Williams would no longer be held to the higher standard of an elected official.


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The issue over how many new schools are needed in Roanoke county took center stage again yesterday.
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Members of a new citizens group, "Blue Ribbon Backers" defended the plan for two south county high schools.
Members say the county should follow the recommendation of its own Blue Ribbon Committee, which called for two schools in its report last year.
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Other citizens who support a single south county high school say they have not tried to undermine the Blue Ribbon Committee, but they say more information has come to light since the committee completed its work.
The School Board will hear from both groups tomorrow night.

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A federal civil rights law guaranteeing women equal access on college campuses is prompting some questions from state attorney general Mark Earley.
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Earley is arguing in a sexual harassment lawsuit against George Mason University that Virginia should be immune from "Title Nine."
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Several public interest groups have filed a "friend of the court" brief against Earley.
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((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: IT'S THE LAW THAT GOT VMI TO CHANGE ITS COURSE. IT'S THE LAW THAT REQUIRED UNIVERSITIES TO OPEN TEACHING POSITIONS, AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS TO WOMEN, AND TO CHANGE THE WAY SPORTS ARE DONE AT UNIVERSITIES. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CIVIL RIGHTS LAWS THAT WE HAVE, AND MARK EARLEY IS ATTACKING IT.))
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A spokesman for Earley says he's NOT attacking the merits of Title Nine.
He's simply arguing that Virginia can NOT be sued under it in federal court.

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Time again to check the mid- week forecast--
Morning patchy fog, then mostly sunny skies today.
Highs very seasonable, in the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the lower 60s.
And the four day forecast is partly sunny, with scattered showers possible by the latter half of the weekend.


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