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[7E-Central-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-52 TC42:27]
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A group in Botetourt County has petitioned the school board to change the name of one school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]


Central Academy opened in 1959 to serve the area's African-American students during segregation.
In 1996, officials changed the name to William Clark Middle School.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night]


But, a group called the Botetourt Countywide League is heading an effort to change the name back.
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[SOT 18.27.04 - 18.27.16]
[IN Q=It was an]

((VEE HINTON/BOTETOURT COUNTIWIDE LEAGUE: IT WAS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SCHOOL FROM '59 TO '66. WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT AS BOTETOURT COUNTY RESIDENTS TO MAINTAIN HISTORY, THAT INCLUDES ALL HISTORY. AND, THAT WOULD INCLUDE PUTTING THE NAME CENTRAL ACADEMY BACK ON THE SCHOOL.))
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[OUT Q=on the school.]
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The group gave the school board a petition calling for the name change.
One thousand-19 people signed it.
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Last night, a school official said the board would take the matter under consideration.

[75-Mental-Health]


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[TAPE#598-31 47:02]
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Governor Jim Gilmore has made a commitment to fix the mental health care systems in Virginia.
A quick-fix is apparantly available -- but with a price tag the Commonwealth can't handle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton;]


Virginia is caring for some 21-hundred mentally ill patients in 10 hospitals across the state.
A consultant's devastating report, released last month, says a large number could live in the community.
The head of the state's only mental health research unit says "A-typical anti-psychotic" drugs, available since 1990, would make that possible now.
They simply cost too much for state budgets to fund.
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[SOT sot TAPE ONE 12:20:11]
[IN Q=And so]

((DR. MIKE SHUTTY/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: AND SO THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF SUBJECTIVE SUFFERING, AND WHO HAVE A LOT OF SYMPTOMS. BUT BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT VIOLENT, OR AT RISK FOR HURTING THEMSELVES, THEN THEY MAY NOT GET THE MEDICATION, WHEN IN FACT IT WOULD GREATLY IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.))
[sot TAPE THREE 15:49:32]

((JOHN BEGHTOL/WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL: IF YOU INVEST IN THE NEW MEDICATIONS, THEN PEOPLE WILL GET WELL QUICKER AND LEAVE THE HOSPITAL...POSSIBLY AT LESS COST.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mike Shutty/Western State Hospital;]
[SUPER=01-John Beghtol/Western State Hospital; :17]
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[OUT Q=at less cost.]
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Tonight at six, we'll have the second of two special reports on fixing the mental health crisis.

[7E-SVMHI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-43 TC1:57:17]
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The mother of a former mental patient is concerned about a recomendation to close down the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Pat Martens is active with the family support group at Southern Virginia.
Her son Peter spent six months there in 1995 and was treated for depression and schizophrenia.
Without Southern Virginia, the Martens would have had to send Peter to a facility hours away from home.
A controversial report says most patients at Southern Virginia can be better cared for in the community.
Martens says maybe, but only if the state pumps funding into community-based treatment.
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[SOT 22:41:37-:59]
[IN Q=That means that the]

((PAT MARTENS/MOTHER OF FORMER PATIENT: THAT MEANS THAT THE LEGISLATURE WOULD HAVE TO CONSIDER CHANNELING THOSE FUNDS THAT WOULD GO INTO THE HOSPITAL AND THE STAFFING AT THE HOSPITAL BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THOSE FUNDS WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR TREATMENT AND FOR PROPER STAFFING TO HANDLE THE TREATMENT IN THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Martens/Mother of Former Patient;]
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[OUT Q=in the community itself.]
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Governor Gilmore has appointed a commission to make its own finding about the status of the state's mental hospitals.




[45County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-55]
[GRAPHIC=Rke Co. Schools]


South Roanoke County will have two high schools.
After controversy and much debate The county school board last night approved the Blue Ribbong Committe's recommendation.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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[IN Q=The School Board]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/School Board Chairman; :53]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((The School Board found itself in the middle of an emotional debate.... Build a small school that would coexist with a renovated Cave Spring High... or construct a larger one to replace it.
[IN Q=And I can tell you]

((AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT JOHN Q. PUBLIC IS FED UP WITH YOUR PING-PONG GAME YOU HAVE GOING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATORS AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. AND YOU HAVE BEEN USING MY CHILD'S EDUCATION AS THE BALL.)) ((I BELIEVE THAT TWO HIGH SCHOOLS WILL NOT ONLY HAVE A GREAT NUMBER OF DISADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS ON ACADEMIC, ATHLETIC AND SOCIAL LEVELS, BUT ALSO IT WILL HAVE NUMEROUS DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS ON OUR COMMUNITY.)) [RUNS 28]
[OUT Q=on our community.]


In the end, school board members stuck with the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Committee. And they confirmed their intention to build the new school on the Woods End property, and a football stadium for both schools at the site on Merriman Road.
[SOT BILL IRVIN TAPE 2 TC 05:22]
[IN Q=It is our belief]

((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT THIS PLAN WILL BEST SERVE THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS O SOUTH ROANOKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BOTH NOW AND FOR MANY FUTURE GENERATIONS.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q=many future generations.]


With the school board's vote, the ball is back in the court of the county supervisors. If approval comes quickly, architects say the new school could open its doors by the end of 2001.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[45E-Love]


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It will now be up to a grand jury to determine charges against a Blacksburg man involed in a fatal auto accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


26-year old John Claude Love was charged with felony hit and run following the June accident that killed two Blacksburg men.
Yesterday Judge Thomas Frith forwarded the charge to a grand jury after listening to witness testimony.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/June 7;]


The victims were riding a motorcyle when they collided head on with Love's pick-up.
The accident happened around six PM-- Love was picked up by a Sheriff's deputy about a half mile from the scene.
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[IN Q=At approximately]

((SGT. BILLY WIATT/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: AT APPROXIMATELY SIX THIRTY A WHITE MALE WHO WAS ON THE SHOULD OF THE ROAD, WALKING TOWARDS SHADOW LAKE, AS I APPROACHED THE SUBJECT WAVED ME DOWN, FLAGGED ME DOWN, MOVING HIS ARMS IN AN UP AND DOWN MOTION. ))
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[OUT Q=down motion.]
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[VO-NAT]


21-year old Michael Dove died at the scene.
His 21-year old friend, Michael Perry died later at a Roanoke hospital.
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[45E-Radford-Hospital]


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Recent Renovations to Radford Communtiy hospital also results in a name change.
The facility will now be known as The New River Valley Medical Center.
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[VO-NAT]

The 56-million dollar hospital includes a medical office complex, a new emergency room focusing on children, rehabilitation pools and an indoor track to name a few of the added features.
[SUPER=03-Radford; ]

Hospital officials say it was a day to recognize the work of everyone whos made the hospital move a smooth transition.
The N-R-V Medical Center will serve Radford and eight surrounding counties.
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Taking a break from the news now to check the Friday weather outlook--
Variably cloudy, with scattered showers.
Highs in the lower 80s.
Overnight, there will be a lingering chance of rain or storms.
Lows dropping into the upper 60s.
And the four day forecast is calling for showers through the weekend.
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[BIRTHDAYS!] 8/15/98
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-10/John Minter/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-/Virginia Callaway/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-/Coston Williams Jr./Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Wandy Broady-Qaiser/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-12/Chad Thomas/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-18/D.W. Waller/Ridgeway]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-18/Matthew Cline/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Bill Prillaman/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Billy & Shirley McBride/Figsboro]



[SUPER=131-/Bernice Sizemore/Danville]



[8School-Board]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-57]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


The Roanoke county school board last night ended a long and controversial debate over school construction.
They decided to support TWO high schools in SOUTH county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Members of the school board ultimately followed the recommendation of the Blue Ribbon Committee that studied school construction needs.
But they also heard from residents who favored a single large high school.
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[IN Q=And I've seen the financial analysis]

((JIM MCADEN/SUPPORTER ON ONE SCHOOL: AND I'VE SEEN THE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS THAT INDICATES IT WILL COST APPROXIMATELY TWO MILLION MORE PER YEAR TO OPERATE TWO SCHOOLS THAN TO OPERATE ONE. I DON'T THINK YOU CAN TELL ME WHERE THOSE FUNDS WILL COME FROM AND I BELIEVE THEY WILL RESULT IN CUTS THROUGHOUT THE ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS.)) ((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: OPERATING COSTS CERTAINLY ARE A CONCERN, BUT AS I HAVE TALKED WITH OTHERS ABOUT, IF A NEW LARGER SCHOOL WERE BUILT IT WOULD COST ROUGHLY TEN MILLION DOLLARS MORE. THE DEBT SERVICE ON THAT TEN MILLION, AT LEAST FOR 20 YEARS WOULD BE ROUGHLY A MILLION A YEAR WHICH NARROWS THAT GAP.))
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[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/School Board Chairman; :20]
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[OUT Q=narrows that gap.]
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Under the plan, the county will renovate Cave Spring High School, build a new high school on the Woods End property, and construct a football stadium on Merriman Road.

[8Name-change]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A citizens group in Botetourt county is trying to sway the school board to re- name one of its middle schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


A group called the Botetourt Countywide League has gathered hundreds of signature in an effort to get William Clark Middle School renamed Central Academy.
[SUPER=@File;]


That was the school's orginal name when it opened in 19-59 to serve the area's African American students during segregation.
Residents say they want to maintain county history.
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[SOT]

[18:28:17-18:28:29]
[IN Q=The school board]

(( VEE HINTON:THE SCHOOL BOARD, THEY DO A VERY GOOD JOB FOR THE COUNTY. I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR. MY CHILDREN GO TO BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR THAT REASON. BUT, WE JUST DON'T WANT TO LEAVE OUT ANY PART OF HISTORY IN BOTETOURT. ))
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[OUT Q=out any part of history in Botetourt. ]
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[VO-NAT]


More than a thousand people have signed the petition calling for the name change.
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[8Trail-Stabbing]


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A woman was stabbed yesterday on the Appalachian trail in Waynesboro.
The 22- year- old Austrian hiker was NOT seriously injured in the incident.
40-year-old Edward Coffey is charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing.
The F-B-I is reportedly scrutinizing the case for ANY link to the 1996 murders of 2 women in Shenandoah National park.



[8Balcony-Lawsuits]


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[TAPE#=NET-L; from 97-29]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


The fatal balcony collapse last year at the University of Virginia has triggered two lawsuits.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottsville/May 5, 1997;]


The three million dollar suits were filed yesterday by the husband of a Texas woman who died in the 19-97 accident.

The state has already paid more than 22-thousand to settle three claims from people who were injured in the collapse.
Consultants concluded the collapse was caused by a severely corroded iron rod supporting the balcony.
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[8E-Baby-Swap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC18:50]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


Apparently, the U-V-A Medical center gave the SAME baby picture to both mothers of the two girls switched at birth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Barbara Walters interviewed Paula Johnson for the ABC program 20-20.
During the interview, Johnson told Walters she had exchanged baby pictures of Callie Johnson with relatives of Rebecca Grace Chittum, and they were all startled by the resemblance.
She says they realize now it was the same picture.
The interview is scheduled to air tonight.
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[8Weather]
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Before we finish the updates for this Friday morning, here's one more look at the forecast.
Variably cloudy skies today with scattered showers.
Highs in the lower 80s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a lingering chance of rain or storms.
Lows in the upper 60s.
The extended forecast stays damp through the weekend, with partly cloudy skies by Tuesday.
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