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Coming up on News 7-
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It's a full house- People speak out about the Home Depot rezoning.
Hurricane Georges is heading toward Florida.
Bugs are just one thing that's prompted the state board of education to pull the license on a home for troubled boys.

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News 7 is next.
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It's "Home Depot" night before the Roanoke County Supervisors. But will it change the controversial re-zoning decision?
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[Home-Depot]


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County residents packed into the Roanoke County Administration building to have their say in the Home Depot debate.
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David Johnson was at tonight's public hearing and fills us in on the latest.
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Jean, more than 200 people were there tonight. Some took sides on the Home Depot controversy. But others took issue with the powers that be.
(Rollcue: powers that be.)
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(( So many citizens attended the meeting, some were re-routed to another room where they could watch on closed circuit T-V. Many were there to show which side of the rezoning issue they were on.

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((SCOTT ADKINS/HOME DEPOT PROPONENT; OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT HERE WHO ARE OPPOSED TO THIS, AND THEY'RE OPPOSED TO THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTY. GROWTH IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL FORWARD OUR COUNTY AND THIS IS THE MOST NECESSARY THING WE NEED RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS16]
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((PATRICIA MEADOR/HOME DEPOT OPPONENT; THE CITIZENS HAVE STILL NOT GOTTEN ANY FACTUAL DATA OR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WE'VE ASKED. NOW WE HEAR CONVENIENT RUMORS ABOUT HIGH TAX INCREASE, SCARY TACTICS AND NO SCHOOL. THESE PROBLEMS SEEM TO BE ONLY SOLVED BY HOME DEPOT. HOW DID WE EVER GET ALONG ALL THIS TIME WITHOUT THEM?)) [RUNS20]
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Also at question was the change in the board's decision, which approved the rezoning request after initially voting it down. Something which caused some people to question the board's integrity, claiming they felt deceived by the action.
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((JAMES GARRIS/HOME DEPOT OPPONENT; I THINK THIS DEMONSTRATES A COMPLETE DISREGARD AND DISRESPECT WITH CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY. ESPECIALLY SOUTH COUNTY. I FEEL THAT NO GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIAL CAN GOVERN WITHOUT THE CONSENSUS OF THE PEOPLE. AND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH COUNTY DO NOT HAVE A CONSENSUS FOR THIS ACTION.)) [RUNS20]
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((HARRY NICKENS/ROANOKE COUNTY SUPERVISOR; WAS OUR PROCEDURE APPROPRIATE? ABSOLUTELY. WAS IT LEGAL? ABSOLUTELY. DID WE OPERATE ACCORDING TO OUR STANDING PROCEDURES? ABSOLUTELY.)) [RUNS09]
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We've not heard the last of it on the Home Depot controversy. Tonight the board agreed to vote on it one more time, after they conduct yet another public hearing.
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Jean that meeting will take place in mid-October.

Supervisors say another hearing will be held as a matter of fairness to the citizens.[Wilderness-Academy]


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A Botetourt County school for delinquent boys is about to lose its license.
The State Education Department plans to close the Wilderness Leadership Academy next week -- saying students face major health and safety risks, but the school's director says its staying open.
Tina Tenret has the full story.
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Education Department inspectors caught the Wilderness Leadership Academy off guard, conducting surprise visits since March. [enter pre-pro]
Here are some of the findings from their 40-page report.
It says students stole hospital I-V needles to tattoo themselves.
Another boy was wetting his bed and speaking out of his mind -- still, he was taken on a wilderness weekend. He later had to be hospitalized for a week, severely dehydrated.
Another student spent two days in the hospital after a bicycle accident --- his parents were never called. Even

when police later picked him up -- education department officials say the school still did not call his parents.
Students told officials the night watchman sleeps under their beds and co-erced them to steal.
Counselors say students molest other students. [end pre-pro]
Then, when inspectors ventured inside the school -- they found a dirty kitchen with crumbs and bugs.
They said the dishes were NOT clean.
Crusty utensils hid under beds.
Inspectors said sheets were dirty, mattresses were missing.
They say there are too few bathrooms -- several with major leaks and floors caving in.
Walls had gaping holes -- and inspectors said some windows were gone.
Education Department officials say Colonel Gene Nervo fixed some problems, but now there are even more.
They say there is no excuse for running a school in this shape.
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((WE SPOKE TO COLONEL NERVO OVER THE PHONE. HE SAYS THE SCHOOL IS NOT CLOSING, BUT REFUSED TO EXPLAIN. HE SAYS HE HAS NOT SEEN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT'S REPORT OF BOYS BEING MOLESTED, ARRESTED AND HOSPITALIZED. BUT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAYS NERVO WILL LOSE HIS LICENSE NEXT WEEK AND THE BOYS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO OTHER FACILITIES. TINA TENRET, NEWS7))
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A Montgomery County judge today heard from the family of a young girl torn apart by the actions of a former school teacher.
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Rob McNeal told the court John Breedlove has nearly destroyed his family.
Breedlove entered a plea of NO contest to having sex with McNeals daughter and two other girls.
The sexual contact happened during school hours at Auburn Middle school where Breedlove worked as a teacher's aid.
Rob McNeal says his daughter was just 12 when she was lured into the teacher's lounge bathroom.
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((ROB MCNEAL/VICTIM'S FATHER:THE MAN HAS TOOK AWAY SOMETHING THAT WILL NEVER BE REPLACED, I USED TO BE ABLE TO HUG MY DAUGHTER AND IN RETURN GET A HUG BACK AS LOVE BETWEEN A CHILD AND PARENT, I CAN'T EVEN HUG MY DAUGHTER NOW-- WHEN I HUG HER SHE'S JUST REAL COLD.))
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The McNeal's are currently looking for an attorney who'll help them sue the Montgomery County school system... in hopes of winning a settlement to help them pay for family counseling.
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Breedlove will be formally sentenced next week.

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A Covington football player who says he was kicked off the team will play again, but not this weekend.
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Hill's friends and family were outraged when they heard he was ejected from the team after a disagreement with the coach.
Today school officials said Hills punishment will be a one game suspension.
Hill says he's learned a lesson.
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((ANTONIO HILL; SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE TELL YOU, ESPECIALLY THE GUY THAT'S IN CHARGE, LISTEN, PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT'S BEING SAID AND LEARN FROM IT, AND I'VE LEARNED SOMETHING BIG OFF OF THIS.))
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Antonio's mother is still not happy which school officials, who say they did nothing wrong.
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((AUDRA HILL/MOTHER; I FEEL THAT IF THEY FELT THAT THEY WERE 100 PERCENT CORRECT, HE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN REINSTATED ON THE TEAM, WHICH HE HAS BEEN.))
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In a written statement, Covington Principal John Clemmer criticized community members who spoke out about the situation, saying they caused harm to the school, the athletic program, the team, the coach and Antonio Hill.
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A mother's walk through the park leads to an unwelcome discovery. That story is still ahead.
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And the governor gets a proposal to cut back or close down at three area mental health facilities. That story is next.

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((Hey Jean - this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office. As you know it's ladies night! Girls hoops are on the way, along with an update on the Tech quarterback situation.
And the homerun race resumes tonight. ((TED KENNEDY:))
And people are worried about Clinton!
A whole lot of tapes and documents are coming up a little bit later tonight in sports.))

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More documentation that Virginia mental health facilities are a mess.
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A new consultant's report says the state should cut in half the number of mentally ill and mentally retarded patients it's currently housing in state facilities.
The report-- just released today -- comes on the heels of the Geller Report, which blasted the state for mismanaging mental health care.
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Governor Gilmore appointed his own commission to study the issue this summer.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: OUR GOAL IS GONNA BE THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY CARE, BOTH IN THE COMMUNITY AND IN FACILITIES. AND THE BEST WAY TO HAVE THAT MIX AND BLEND IS STILL TO BE REMAINS TO BE DONE. BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT REPORT TOGETHER WITH ALL OTHERS.))
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The new report recommends reducing the size of or closing down: Catawba Hospital in Roanoke County, Western State i

n Staunton, and the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville. [Smith-Park]


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You'd probably expect to find candy or food wrappers left behind at a playground--
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But this Roanoke woman says she found CONDOM wrappers while playing with her two-year old son yesterday at Smith Park.
Pamela Irwin says she plans to circulate a petition in hopes the city will add better lighting at the park, since it's believed most of the sexual activity happens at night.
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((PAMELA IRWIN/CONCERNED PARENT: IT MAKES ME WONDER WHY, YOU KNOW, IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO THIS, WHY THEY WOULDN'T CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES IN A PLAYGROUND WHERE INNOCENT CHILDREN PLAY-- IT SHOULDN'T BE.))
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Trying to prevent sexual activity in local parks is an ongoing struggle for Roanoke police, who say they routinely patrol the areas and will continue to do so.
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[AIDS-Billboards]


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The Virginia Department of Health along with local districts are taking action to raise public awareness about HIV prevention.
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The "It's your body, Respect it, Protect it" campaign is underway reaching a larger segment of Southwest Virginia through a message in the sky. Billboards with the slogan and AIDS hotline are designed to target everyone who sees them.
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((INITIALLY THE SLOGAN BEGAN TO TARGET AFRICAN AMERICANS. THE NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH NEW HIV INFECTIONS HAS GRADUALLY INCREASED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS IN VIRGINIA AS WELL AS NATIONALLY.))
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The billboards are strategically placed all over Roanoke City on Melrose Avenue and Williamson Road as well as locations in Lynchburg and the New River Valley.
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To ensure more coverage, the boards will be rotated throughout the communities over the next three months.[Tease2]


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He's charged with stealing furniture from his workplace, then selling it. That story is next.
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Then, doctors work into the evening to save a boy struck near school.
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The Henry County Sheriff's Office says it's working to break up an alledged embezzlement conspiracy.
They've arrested one man-- 59-year old Willie Lee Hooper-- and say more arrests will follow.
The sheriff says Hooper stole furniture from the Warren Trucking Company where he worked and then sold it.
Ten-thousand dollars worth of stolen merchandise has already been recovered.
Hooper is out of jail on bond. [Take VO here]




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Doctors worked well into the evening, to help a 12-year old boy hit by a car this afternoon. It happened while Antone (AN-TWAN) Maurice Green riding his bike near Gibson Middle School in Danville.
Green was airlifted to Duke University Medical Center, which would not release his condition to us this evening.
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Electrical problems may be responsible a fire that gutted a mobile home today.
A passerby spotted smoke coming from this trailer on Mundy's Mill Road in Madison Heights, just north of Lynchburg.


The trailer was a total loss.
No one was home when the fire broke out.
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A Botetourt County man pleaded guilty today, to taking records that are crucial to an airplane's flight certification.
Ronald (Sa-vetican) Cvetican traveled to South Carolina to buy a plane.
When the owners changed their mind and refused to sell it, Cvetican stole the logbooks.
He was sentenced to a six month suspended jail sentence, fined almost two thousand dollars, and told to perform 15 hours community service.
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Baltimore Orioles' left fielder Willie Greene hushed the crowd in Toronto, as he was trying to catch this fly ball in left field.
He awkwardly hit the outfield wall with his head and shoulder and collapsed.
He was immobilzed and taken to a hospital, but initial reports indicte no serious injuries.
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After having a homerun taken away on Sunday and then having Monday night off, Mark McGwire continued his qyest to hit 70 homers as the Cards hosted the Astros tonight.
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The Mac Daddy came in with 65, and with one out in the third inning he lifts one to deep left field. But former Salem Buc Moises Alou catches it on the warning track for an out.
He would come back up with a good shot in the eightht. Take a look at this rocket that is long enough but pulled foul.
He ended up 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
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As for Sammy Sosa, he gave Cubs' fans and everyone else around the nation a big scare, as he tagged at third and safely made it home on this play and in the process stayed down. He would get up & he is OK.
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Sosa entered the game with the Brewers with 63 homers. He went 0 for 4 tonight.

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In girl's basketball, Glenvar beat James River, Byrd topped Botetourt 59-to-43, Ft. Chiswell nipped Galax 40-to-36 in overtime, Shawsville won this evening as did Rural Retreat. But they did it in an unusual way. Three lady Indians fouled out near the end of the game and another went to the hospital with a possible broken nose, leaving Rural retreat with only four players!
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Chilhowie could not take advantage of the situation despite a fight. Lady Warrior Pam Hopkins knocks in two points on this shot from inside the paint.
But the lady Indians poured it on late. Chandra Forester registers two of her game high 22 points with the nice inside move and kiss off the window. 62-38 Retreat with 3 minutes remaining.
Then, Cathy Harrah finishes the job with the bucket and Rural retreat improves to 7 and 1 with the 73-43 Hogoheegee district win.
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We now head down to Pittsylvania County to Dry Fork where the Tunstall Trojans hosted Fieldale-Collinsville.
Tunstall would grab the early lead as Sharita Lea's outlet pass finds Rahcel Turner, who in turn converts the layin in transition.
Then back comes FC. Tamera Hairston gets the rock to Donn Mabry, who drops in the baseline shot for the Lady Cavs.


But here comes Tunstall one more time as Michell Graves gets the steal, the drive and the hoops as Tunstall wins it 58-36.
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And keep in mind that Wednesday means Steve Mason will be here with Hometown Hoops Weekly. Catch every Wednesday in season on News 7 at 5 & 11.
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The Redskins are off to their worst start since 1981.
So, how do you stop an 0-and-3 skid?
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You get a kicker who used to split the upright for the Colts.
A week after releasing Scott Blanton, the Skins got rid of David Akers today and then pick up former pro bowler Cary Blanchard.
He was automatic last season, but was cut in training camp this year by Indianapolis.

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You can check out the Redskins this Sunday as they take on the Denver Broncos at one.
The NFL Today gets things started at Noon.
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And the college doubleheader on Saturday has UCLA taking on Miami at Noon, and Kentucky battles Florida at 3:30 down in swamp in Gainesville.
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[S-Express]


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Another of the Roanoke Express's top players is back in the fold for the upcoming year.
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Chris Lipsett, who tallied 65 points in 67 games last season has inked a deal for the upcoming season.
Right now Lipsett is attending the Kentucky Thrououghbreds training camp.
Roanoke's camp doesn't open until the first week in October.
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Still to come tonight on the Big 7, we'll head up to Blacksburg and check in with Denise Allen.
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She has the latest on the Hokies' quarterback and a conversation with Dave Meyer.
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Virginia Tech will looking for some reserve energy this weekend in its Big East home opener against Pitt.
Denise Allen has more what the Hokies are hoping will be some super subs.
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((Redshirt sophomore Dave Meyer has seen action at quarterback this season.
He played in the routs of both East Carolina and Clemson and was one for four for two yards with one interception.


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The Hokies came out on top last weekend in Miami 27-20 in overtime.
But Tech's brutal battle with the Hurricanes left quarterback Al Clark with a sprained his right foot. Also..
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: RIGHT GUARD JOSH REDDING AND FULLBACK CULLEN HAWKINS ARE MOST LIKELY LOST FOR THE SEASON.
COACH BEAMER SAYS HE AND HIS STAFF AREN'T FOCUSING ON THE INJURY REPORT, THEY'RE CONCENTRATING ON A WIN OVER PITTSBURGH.
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Jarrett Ferguson is assuming the starting fullback duties.
Meyer says the three new offensive starters have met with the other eight and they all agree everyone needs to step it up notch to make fans say 'what injuries?.'
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))


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The Duke Blue Devils got many of their sick players back in practice today. 25 were wiped out due to food poisoning over the weekend in the Florida State game.
Today 10 Seminoles got sick.
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And UNC head coach Carl Torbush lost two of his best players today, but for different reasons.
Freshman quarterback Ronald Curry and fellow Virginian Dre Bly missed today's practice and may also miss tomorrow's.


A grandparent of each player unexpectedly passed away back here in Virginia.
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Gamblers in Las Vegas can't help feeling a little shook up over a new slot machine.
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That's because Elvis is in the building. At least the Elvis slot machine is.
Priscilia Presley unveiled the new device last night in Vegas.
The slot machine features a full color L-C-D display with a CD-Rom player. Players can see actual concert video complete with stereo sound of Elvis performing some of his greatest hits.
The base jackpot for the machine is 100 thousand dollars.
Hopefully not too many players will end up in "Heartbreak Hotel" if they lose all their money.
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