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[7E-Principal-molester]


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A former Radford Christian school student says he was just 14 years old when he began having a sexual relationship with the school's principal.
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The Three Angels school in Radford will not re-open this fall, though the current pastor says that's unrelated to the complaint filed yesterday in court.
The boy, who is now 20-years old, says through his attorney that the illicit sex occurred at the school, in the church sanctuary- -even at the FORMER pastor's home in Myrtle Beach.
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((I CAN TELL YOU THIS FELLOW'S IN COUNSELING, HAS BEEN FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND THIS SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Plaintiff's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=devastating to him.]
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((I'VE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE FAMILY, DOING ALL WE CAN TO BE SUPPORTIVE AND CARING AND HEALING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Seymour/7th-Day Adventist Church]
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[OUT Q=much as possible.]
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According to the lawsuit, Principal Cynthia Carroll told the boy to keep it a secret.
Pastor Seymour says he heard about it for the first time six or eight months ago.

[7E-County-Schools]


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In Roanoke County, the school board will meet tonight to try and settle the recent debate over school construction.
At issue is whether the county School Board should operate one or two south county high schools.
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Last night the new citizens group, Blue Ribbon Backers, held an informational meeting at Hidden Valley Junior High, BUT leaders were preaching to the choir.
Members want the county to follow the advice of the Blue Ribbon Committee that studied school construction needs, and recommended two schools.
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((DONNA VITTUR/BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE MEMBER: IT'S GOING TO TAKE ACTION BY OUR LEADERS. AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. THEY HAVE TO BE READY TO MAKE THE DECISIONS AND TO FUND WHAT THEY DECIDE AND IT'S TIME FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO TAKE ACTION.))
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The Blue Ribbon Backers are encouraging residents to attend the School Board Meeting.
School Board Member Tom Leggette says he hopes the board will decide the issue tonight, or at the next meeting after that.

[7E-NAACP]


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Two Roanoke County government officials are under fire from the local president of the N-double A-C-P.
Martin Jeffrey says the County Administrator and the County's Director of Human Resources should step down for maintaining a culture of discrimination in county government.
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At a news conference, Jeffrey highlighted the complaints of Patricia Puryear (per-YEAR), a 28-year employee of the Real Estate Assessment office.
She filed an unsuccessful age discrimination complaint in 1996, and says she has been a target of retaliation since.
She has also filed a sexual harassment complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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((I THINK OUR POSITION WOULD BE THAT WE WOULD LIKE FOR THE TWO OF THEM TO RESIGN. THEY ARE THE GATEKEEPRS FOR THIS CULTURE THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. AND THEY HAVE NOT DISPLAYED ANY INTENT TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
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[OUT Q=clean up this mess.]
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Attempts to reach County Administrator Elmer Hodge were unsuccessful last night. Other County officials declined to comment.

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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
Expect partly sunny skies today, with some light winds.
Highs will be in the low- to mid-80's.
Overnight, some cloud cover. Look for lows to drop into the mid- to upper-60's.
The extended forecast...
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Friday:

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Twins:
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In the wake of the switched baby case the University of Virginia Medical Center is changing the rules when it comes to handling newborns.
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Officials still say they have NO idea how two newborns were switched 3 years ago -- but yesterday they announced some new measures to increase security.
The I-D bracelets put on at birth will now be specific down to the wrist or ankle, right or left side.
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((DR. TOM MASSARO/UNIV. OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM: WE WILL LIST THE ANATOMIC PART. AND WE WILL LIST SPECIFICALLY THAT WE HAVE CHECKED THE NUMBER ON EACH OF THOSE POSITIONS. ))
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((DR. TOM MASSARO/UNIV. OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM: WE HISTORICALLY HAD THESE NEWBORN BANDS THAT WERE PINK AND BLUE. AND THEY WERE USED IN THE OBSTETRIC FLOOR, AND THEY WERE USED IN THE PEDIATRIC FLOOR, PEDS EMERGENCY ROOM. THEY WERE UNIVERSAL. BUT WE'VE NOW DECIDED THAT WE'LL TRY TO IDENTIFY DIFFERENT COLORED BANDS FOR THE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS.))
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D-N-A results are still NOT in to definitely prove Rebecca Chittum of Buena Vista was switched three years ago with Callie Johnson.
State police and the state health department are still investigating.
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[45E-University-Hall]


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In other news from Charlottsville, the University of Virginia has been forced closed down it's indoor sports complex.
The school says an annual inspection of University Hall found problems with a tension ring that holds the dome together.
Thirty-two of the 670 wires that make up the ring were broken.
The athletic department has been moved to other offices.
U-V-A says the closing is temporary.


[45-5-Covington]


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A group of Covington business owners is sueing to stop the construction of a new jail.
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City Council plans to close off Court Street to make way for the new jail that's going to be about three to four times as big as the current one.
But, a Covington business woman says she and her mother own part of that property.
They say it's illegal for city officials to close it without compensating them.
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((SUSAN BROWN/H&L JEWELER'S: THERE'S NO REASON WHY PRIVATE RESIDENTS SHOULD GO AND HAVE TO SPEND ANOTHER TWO TO FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO TAKE THE MATTER TO COURT WHEN THEY'RE WELL AWARE THAT THEY DO NOT OWN THE PROPERTY.))
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Brown along with 10 other business owners and a group called the "Friends of Covington" plan to file the lawsuit today.
Meanwhile, Covington officials say Court Street DOES belong to the city and they're prepared to prove the matter in court if necessary.
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A former Halifax County jailer will soon get a taste of life BEHIND bars.
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Jonathan Majors was sentenced yesterday to six months in jail-- for having oral sex with two female inmates.
He pleaded guilty in June to two counts of sodomy.
The women filed criminal complaints last year against Majors and two other jailers.
But there was only enough evidence to indict Majors.
He'll report to jail in two weeks.
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Turning our focus now to weather--
Partly sunny today, with highs in the mid 80s.
Increasing clouds by tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The four day outlook gets damp by tomorrow, with scattered showers possible.
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Allegations that a former principal of a church- operated school had a sexual relationship with a teenaged boy is prompting some response from CURRENT church officials.
A 25-million dollar lawsuit claims the affair started when the boy was
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a 14-year-old student at Three Angels Christian School.
The court papers claim Principal Cynthia Mariam Carroll told the boy to keep it a secret.
The school is operated by the Seventh-Day Adventists Church in Radford.
Whatever happened was before Pastor Dave Seymour arrived. He can't say whether the story is true or not.
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((WE WANT THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT WE IN NO WAY APPROVE OR SANCTION ANY OF THE ACTIVITY THAT'S ALLEGED HERE.))
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The complaint says Carroll had sex with the boy AT THE SCHOOL and IN THE CHURCH SANCTUARY among other places over a five year period.
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[8E-Police-picket]


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A Roanoke construction worker says his business is suffering because Roanoke county police won't give him back his truck.
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So Gary Doss is protesting in front of the Roanoke County police department.
His truck was impounded after police stopped one of his employees for speeding with a revoked license.
Doss says the judge in the case won't let him have the truck back.
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((GARY DOSS/PROTESTER; WE WENT MONDAY, HE SAID NO, DIDN'T WANT TO TALK TO US. WE WENT TODAY, HE TALKED TO ME, HE ASKED THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SAID KEEP IT, HE KEPT IT. DID THEY TELL YOU WHY THEY'RE KEEPING IT? NO))
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The prosecutor in the case says the truck was impounded because the employee involved was a habitual offender.
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((MARIAN KELLEY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; IN THIS SITUATION, THE OWNER OF A VEHICLE WHO LETS A HABITUAL OFFENDER DRIVE THE CAR, HABITUAL OFFENDER BEING A PERSON WHO WHO HAS THEIR LICENSE REVOKED FOR 10 YEARS, IN THIS CASE FOR DUI CONVICTIONS, THE OWNER LETS HIM DRIVE, THEN HE'S GOING TO FORFEIT THE RIGHT TO HAVE HIS CAR FOR 30 DAYS.))
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Doss told the judge he didn't know his employee's license was revoked, but the judge didn't believe him.
He says he can't work without the truck, so he'll keep protesting until he gets it back.


[8E-Pearl-Buck]


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Classic T-V fans know her from sitcoms, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda".
These days actress Valerie Harper has moved from the small screen to a stage in Lynchburg to take on a very different role.
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Harper will put on a one- woman play based on the life of novelist Pearl S. Buck.
Buck was a 1914 graduate of Randolph Macon Woman's College, and went on to win both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize for Literature.
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((ELIZABETH LIPSCOMB/RMWC ENGLISH PROFESSOR: I THINK SHE WAS A GOOD WRITER, I DON'T THINK SHE WAS A GREAT WRITER. BUT SHE TELLS A VERY GOOD STORY, SHE HAS A REMARKABLE GIFT FOR CREATING BELIEVABLE BACKGROUNd AND HER PICTURE OF CHINA IN MANY OF HER NOVELS IS VERY FINE.))
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Harper says Buck's humanitarian work makes her an interesting character to portray.
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[IN Q=Prodigious]

((VALERIE HARPER/ACTRESS: PRODIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN. IT'S INCREDIBLE THE AMOUNT OF GOOD SHE DID FOR PEOPLE, MIXED- RACE CHILDREN ADOPTIONS, MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN, ALL KINDS OF THINGS. SO I THOUGHT SHE WAS A GREAT SUBJECT, DRAMATIC LIFE.))
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Harper's play is entitled "All Under Heaven" and will run for two weeks in September at Randolph Macon's Thoresen (THOR-sen) Theater.
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That's it for news-- Here's another look at the forecast.
Turning partly sunny today, with highs in the mid 80s.
Mostly cloudy by tonight, with lows falling into the upper 60s.
And the extended forecast is calling for scattered showers starting tomorrow...
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