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After battling the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors for weeks, some opponents of the proposed Home Depot store are taking their case to court.
Late yesterday, the Cave Spring Citizens Group and three individuals filed a bill of complaint against the Board.

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They're challenging the board's vote on September 8th. That was the meeting in which the supervisors reversed an earlier decision, and rezoned the site on route 419.
Opponents say the rezoning was unlawful and they lay out eleven counts in their lawsuit.
They contend the supervisors violated their own rules and the county's zoning ordinance, and failed to give adequate notice. They also maintain that chairman Bob Johnson had a conflict of interest and should not have voted.
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The supervisors are scheduled to take up the issue again on Tuesday with a public hearing and another vote.
County officials received a copy of the complaint, but say they haven't had time to review it or respond.[7S-UVA

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The Board of Visitor's meets today at the University of Virginia- amongst the latest controversy at the Medical Center.
Hospital officials now acknowledge that two years ago a miscarried fetus was separated from the placenta-- and only the placenta turned over to a funeral home for burial.
The hospital says it was unable to notify the mother.
But it was not until U-V-A's attorney told state Attorney General Mark Earley last week that the Governor was made aware of the latest incident.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( We asked the Governor if his alma mater's research hospital was badly mismanaged.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK WE NEED TO FIND OUT. WE NEED TO DETERMINE THE FACTS AND THAT'S WHY I'VE ASKED FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THESE MATTERS. YOU KNOW, MY ADMIRATION FOR UVA IS UNPARALLELED, BUT ENOUGH'S ENOUGH AND I THINK THE TIME HAS COME TO GET A HANDLE ON EXACTLY HOW THESE MATTERS ARE BEING HANDLED AT UVA HOSPITAL.)) [runs:16]
U-V-A officials declined any comment on camera.
But in written statements they explained the latest incident was simply a case of the morgue wrapping the fetal remains separately... and then only handing over one package to the funeral home.
They also point out they handle 600-thousand out-patients and 21-thousand in-patients a year...and say "a lot can go wrong" in those patient encounters. [INSERT STANDUP HERE TO END] (( ))

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The Town of Blacksburg will have a new town manager at the helm today.
Gary Huff has agreed to make the move to Blacksburg.
He's currently the deputy town manager of Leesburg.

Huff is taking over for Ron Secrist, who left to manage the town of Boulder, Colorado.[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
A pleasant day, with partly sunny skies and breezy conditions.
Expect highs in the mid- to upper-60s.
Some cloud cover overnight, as windy conditions continue. Look for temperatures to drop into the low- to mid-50s.
The extended forecast...
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A Roanoke jury has found Willie Caldwell innocent of murder.
Keith Humphry has the verdict and reaction.
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((sOT 38:50 ((WE, THE JURY, ON THE ISSUE JOINED, UNANIMOUSLY FIND THE DEFENDANT, WILLIAM JAMES CALDWELL, NOT GUILTY OF A CRIME INVOLVING THE DEATH OF KEVIN LEE JONES. )) [RUNS09]
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Willie Caldwell didn't flinch, as the jury verdict was read- -not guilty of murder, not guilty of the weapons charge.
The victim's family started filing out even before court was recessed for the day.
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((THERE IS MORE POWER THAN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN ROANOKE CITY OR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. THERE IS A HIGHER POWER. THIS MAN WILL RECEIVE NO PEACE.)) [RUNS08]
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Kevin Jones had beaten Caldwell so severely Caldwell suffered a dislocated shoulder.
Earlier in the day Caldwell explained to the jury that the fatal shot went off as he and Jones fought over the gun.

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((HE HAD IT BY THE BARREL, BECAUSE I GUESS HE WAS GOING TO TRY TO PISTOL WHIP ME.)) [RUNS06]
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Once Caldwell testified- -the judge and jury seemed to be heading in opposite directions.
Even before all the evidence was in, Judge Doherty revoked Caldwell's bond.
After deliberating a little more than an hour, the jury acquitted him.
Having been locked up again during the trial, the 38-year old suspect had to process out of the jail... but he was then free to go.
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((IT HAPPENS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY ALL THE TIME. AND THESE BUMS ARE ALLOWED TO WALK FREE AND KILL SOMEONE ELSE.)) [RUNS:07]
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((THIS MAN WALKING FREE WILL KILL SOMEBODY ELSE. I'M TELLING YOU, IT WILL HAPPEN. AND YOU ALL WILL SEE.)) [RUNS07]
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The case was being closely watched for clues to the fire that broke out within hours of the shooting.
One witnesses said threats were made to burn down the rooming house, but we still don't know who did it.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

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First he took on the L-A-P-D in his defense of O-J Simpson- now he's taking on the Police Department in Bluefield.
Johnnie Cochran has agreed to represent a West Virginia man who says he was paralyzed during a scuffle with Bluefield police.
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Cochran intends to file a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of 20-year old Robbie Ellison.
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Family members say he was paralyzed from the neck down after police placed him in handcuffs, threw him against the trunk of a car and then knocked him to the ground.
They also allege police dragged Ellison to an ambulance after Ellison allegedly told police he was hurt.
His Uncle, Willie Ellison, recently visited his nephew.
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((WILLIE ELLISON/ROBBIE'S UNCLE:HE REFUSED TO BELIEVE HE'S PARALYZED, HE KEPT ASKING ME TO HELP HIM GET UP, OUT OF BED SO HE COULD GET HIS CLOTHES ON, GET OUT OF THERE, I SAID ROBBIE YOU CAN'T WALK, HE INSISTS HE CAN WALK, WHICH IS VERY VERY SAD. ))
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Bluefield's police chief allowed the officers to return to work-- saying, on the surface it appears they did nothing wrong.
But an internal investigation is underway.

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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
Another breezy day, this time without the rain. Temperatures should rise into the mid- to upper-60s under partly sunny skies.
Overnight, some clouds move in, as the breezy conditions continue.
Lows will be in the low- to mid-50s.
The extended forecast...
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A federal judge has rejected an emergency motion filed by a state legislator to reinsert the feeding tube of Hugh Finn.
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The former Louisville news anchor is dying in a Manassas nursing home.
He has been in a vegetative state since a car accident three years ago.
His feeding tube was removed at his wife's request last week.
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In a landmark vote yesterday, the House cleared the way for what will be only the third impeachment proceeding ever against a U-S president.
All but two of Virginia's Congressional delegation voted for the inquiry.
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Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher tried in vain to limit the scope of the inquiry ... and to finish it by the end of the year.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER: THE COUNTRY HAS ALREADY UNDERGONE SUBSTANTIAL TRAUMA. IF THE COMMITTEE CARRIES THIS WORK BEYOND THE TIME THAT IS REASONABLY NEEDED TO CONDUCT ITS COMPLETE AND THOROUGH REVIEW, THAT INJURY TO THE NATION WILL ONLY DEEPEN.))
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One of the Republicans who voted against Boucher's proposal was fellow Virginian Bob Goodlatte.
He said Congress needs an open-ended investigation to "follow the truth wherever it leads."
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: THE CHARGES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT INCLUDE PERJURY, WITNESS TAMPERING AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. THESE ARE SERIOUS CHARGES, CHARGES THAT CANNOT BE WIPED AWAY WITH A MERE WINK AND A NOD AND AN APOLOGY. OR SOMEONE'S INTERPRETATION OF THE LATEST OPINION POLL.))
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The two who voted against the inquiry were Rick Boucher and Bobby Scott, both members of the Judiciary Committee.[8

E-County-Schools]


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Testing could begin as early as next week on the Woods End property in Roanoke County.
The County signed an option for the land- intending to build a new south County high school on the site.
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School officials signed the agreement on Tuesday after weeks of negotiation.
It allows them to begin the testing that will ultimately determine whether the site is suitable for construction of the new school.
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((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: RIGHT I THINK WE FEEL COMFORTABLE THAT WE CAN BUILD ON THAT SITE, BUT THIS WILL GIVE US ALL THE DETAILED INFORMATION THAT BOTH WE AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEED, ONCE WE GET BACK ON THE PROPERTY WHICH WE UNDERSTAND WILL BE SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.))
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The Woods End property off Farmington Drive is the site school board members favor for construction of the new south county high school.
They say they're hopeful the second phase of testing will also resolve some of the reservations the supervisors have raised.
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A heavy price for a Franklin County factory to pay, after the company allegedly did not report using dangerous chemicals.
The Environmental Protection Agency put a 68-thousand-dollar price tag on the infarction.
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The E-P-A says M-W Manufacturing used manganese and toluene in 1994 and 1995 but did not report them.
High levels of these chemicals can damage the nervous system.
The E-P-A says residents and law enforcement officials should know when these chemicals are used at the plant.
Plant officials say it's nothing more than a paperwork error, adding no one was hurt, nothing was damaged, and these chemicals are no longer used there.
M-W plans to appeal the 68-thousand dollar penalty.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
A breezy day, under partly sunny skies. Look for highs to be in the mid- to upper-60s.
Continued windy conditions overnight. Look for some clouds to roll in as temperatures drop into the low- to mid-50s.

The extended forecast...
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