[7Poindexter]

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Two Roanoke City police officers are on administrative leave after the death of a man in police custody over the weekend.
Officials say the leave is department policy.
Derek Glenn Poindexter was arrested Friday night for possession of crack cocaine.
An officer thought Poindexter was hiding more crack in his mouth, so he sprayed Poindexter with pepper spray.
Poindexter then collapsed and died.
The local chapter of the S-C-L-C issued a statement, expressing "outrage" over the incident, calling for a federal investigation.
The medical examiner says it will take at least 6 weeks to determine what killed Poindexter.

[7E-Salem-Council]


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Commercial development often comes with a high price tag, as many Salem residents found out last night.
Salem City Council voted to sell off part of the Elizabeth Campus, despite dozens of pleas not to.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SUPER=01-Harmon Logan/Neighbor; :12]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Snellings/Neighbor; :25]
[SUPER=01-Frankie Robbins/Neighbor; :54]
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(( Many call it their oasis of serenity... this 52 acre patch of green near the Salem Civic Center complex.
Harmon Logan walks her dog here, she says some things are more important than money.

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((HARMON LOGAN/NEIGHBOR; WE APPRECIATE THEIR.... CAN'T BE AN ISSUE....)) [RUNS06]
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It's a tough call for neighbor Chuck Snelling, who loves the area, but knows the city is hurting.

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((CHUCK SNELLING/NEIGHBOR IT DEPENDS ON WHATS BEST FOR THE ENTIRE CITY OF SALEM, NOT JUST FOR ONE PARTICULAR AREA, BUT NO ONE WANTS LIGHT INDUSTRY IN THEIR BACK YARD))
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[OUT Q="...city of Salem.]



Sentiments echoed at the City Council meeeting, which was NOT an oasis of serenity. Speaker after speaker asked council NOT to sell of part of the land for an assisted living center, saying it would be the beginning of the end for their green space...
Council members countered saying their overall plan would leave 20 acres untouched...

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((FRANKIE ROBBINS/RESIDENT; THE REMAINING BUILDINGS ARE AN ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING, DO WE HAVE PLANS FOR THESE BUILDINGS? "NO" SO HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THE 20 ACRES IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO END UP WITH? "WE DON'T" THANKS -APPLAUSE-))
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((ALEX BROWN/COUNCIL MEMBER; IF YOU WOULD PLEASE LET ME SAY SOMETHING AND HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE FOR A MOMENT, I WILL SAY MRS. ROBBINS, THAT WE CAN BE TRUSTED TO DO THE RIGHT THING, BECAUSE WE'VE DONE THE RIGHT THING IN THE PAST MANY TIMES, I'VE PERSONALLY BEEN ON COUNCIL FOR THE PAST 18 YEARS))
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In the end, four of the five council members felt the right thing was to sell the 4 and a half acre tract at at price of 85 thousand dollars an acre... and they promised to keep tight controls on any possible future development of the rest of the site.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))


[7College-Donation]


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Roanoke College is faced with a new problem- how to spend a few million dollars.
A Pennsylvania family donated five-million dollars to the Salem school, the biggest single gift in Roanoke College's 157-year history.
There is one condition though-- school officials must match the gift through fundraising by December of 2001.
All of the money will go toward renovating the Sutton Student center.

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Another pleasant fall day ahead. Expect mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures rising into the lower-70s.
Some clouds move in tonight, with some light winds.
Look for lows in the low- to mid-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/28/98
Wednesday:
Anniversary:
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No Pictures:

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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Constitutional-Amendments]



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Election day is just a week away.
When Virginians go to the polls they will decide the fate of five constitutional amendments.
Yesterday, Southside leaders put their support behind the two amendments they believe will boost economic development.
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State Senator Charles Hawkins and Delegate Whitt Clement want people to vote YES on Amendments 3 and 4.
These amendments would allow cities and counties to share resources and work together on projects such as industrial parks.
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((CHARLES HAWKINS: IT DOESN'T PUT IN PLACE ANYTHING CALLED A SUPER GOVERNMENT. IT DOENS'T ALLOW ANY TAXATION OUT OF THE ORDINARY. BUT IT GIVES US THE TOOLS TO BUILD A FUTURE WITHOUT DEPENDING ON SOMEONE ELSE TO SUPPORT US.))
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Danville and Pittsylvania County officials hope to team up on an industrial park project in the Ringgold area if these amendments pass.


[45Pearisburg-Issue]


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In Pearisburg, voters will decide if local restaurant owners should be able to serve liquor by the drink.
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Nino (Nee-no) Ceritano (S-air-uh-tah-no) is building an Italian restaurant in Pearisburg and wants to serve mixed drinks.
He hired attorney Richard Chidester to get the issue on the ballot.
Chidester says despite what some may think-- there's little chance the restaurant would encourage heavy drinking.
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((RICHARD CHIDESTER/PEARISBURG ATTORNEY:THE COST OF THOSE THINGS IS NOT GOING TO JUSTIFY A PERSON GOING IN AND GETTING DRUNK THERE, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SPEND FOUR OR FIVE DOLLARS ON A DRINK IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET DRUNK YOU'RE GOING TO GO TO THE ABC STORE. ))
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Doctor Wayne Brackenrich is a Giles County physician opposed to the mixed drink referendum.
He and the Giles County Christian Coalition recently took out an ad in a local newspaper listing the negative aspects of alcohol.
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((DR. WAYNE BRACKENRICH/MIXED DRINK OPPONENT: WHEN I HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND PRONOUNCE, LIKE I HAD TO DO NOT TO LONG AGO, A MIDDLE AGED WOMAN, AND A MAN AND HER YOUNG DAUGHTER ALL DEAD IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AS A RESULT OF A DRUNK DRIVE ACCIDENT, IT REALLY CHANGES YOUR WHOLE ASPECT OF THIS SUBJECT. ))
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Right now, Mountain Lake resort is the only place in Giles County where liquor is offered by the drink.
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[45S-Minority-Health]


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Some disturbing statistics about the health of African Americans in the state.
The life span of black Virginians is six years less, on average, than that of white Virginians.
State lawmakers will hear more about this and other findings next month.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The information was unveiled in a national teleconference with U-S Surgeon General David Satcher yesterday.
For every one hundred thousand Virginians, 128 whites die of heart disease.
187 blacks die.
Breast cancer is an equal opportunity disease.
But twice as many black women in Virginia are letting it get past the treatable stage and actually dying from it.
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((ROBERT BOLLING/VIRGINIA MINORITY HEALTH DIRECTOR: WE THINK IT'S VERY SIGNIFICANT IN EDUCATING BLACK WOMEN TO BE SCREENED EARLY, WHETHER IT'S GETTING MAMMOGRAMS, GOING TO YOUR PHYSICIAN, GETTING IT CHECKED, DOING SELF BREAST EXAMINATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Bolling/Virginia Minority Health Director;]
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Blacks make up about 19-percent of Virginia's population.
But in 1997, blacks comprised 71-percent of all new AIDS cases in the state.
Lawmakers get the full report November 17th.
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Time again to look at the forecast--
Mostly sunny and mild again today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Turning partly cloudy overnight, as lows drop into the lower 40s.
As for the rest of the week, staying dry with lots of sunshine.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Abortion-Doctor]



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The search continues for the sniper who killed an abortion doctor at his New York home.
Doctor Barnett Slepian's murder is sparking debate about abortion and fear among abortion providors.
Both sides condemn his killing, but Operation Rescue director Flip Benham says people also should NOT be surprised by it.
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Benham was arrested for trespassing during an anti-abortion rally in Lynchburg last year.
He and his supporters say that as long as the legal system prosecutes people for speaking out.. radical vigilantes are willing to step in.
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((REV. RICHARD KNODEL/BENHAM SUPPORTER: IF THAT ENCOURAGES THE CRAZIES THEN IT'S JUST PART OF THE PROBLEM. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN POSSIBLY STOP PREACHING WHAT IS TRUE AGAINST THE DARKNESS OF OUR LAND, BECAUSE THAT WILL ONLY ENCOURAGE MORE OF THIS KIND OF THING.))
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Meanwhile, local Planned Parenthood offices have warned their doctors and stepped up security in light of Slepian's murder.
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[8Poindexter]


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The death of a man in Roanoke police custody has resulted in two officers being placed on administrative leave.

Officials say the leave is department policy.
Derek Glenn Poindexter was arrested Friday night for possession of crack cocaine.
An officer thought Poindexter was hiding more crack in his mouth, so he sprayed Poindexter with pepper spray.
Poindexter then collapsed and died.
The local chapter of the S-C-L-C issued a statement, expressing "outrage" over the incident, calling for a federal investigation.
The medical examiner says it will take at least 6 weeks to determine the cause of death.

[8E-Homebuilders]


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Roanoke county's future is at risk, according to some local homebuilders.
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((STEVE STRAUSS/ROANOKE REGIONAL HOMEBUILDERS: THE AVERAGE CITIZEN SHOULD BE CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS IS GUIDING AND DIRECTING WHERE WE WILL GO AS A COUNTY FOR THE NEXT TEN TO FIFTEEN YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Strauss/Roanoke Regional Homebuilders]
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The Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association is unhappy with the proposed comprehensive plan, a document that will guide development in the County.
The builders say the plan does not do enough to promote economic development.
But county officials say the plan is the product of four years of hard work.
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[IN Q=I feel it provides]

((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: I FEEL IT PROVIDES THE ADEQUATE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT BASE FOR ROANOKE COUNTY TO DEVELOP MORE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SITES IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Gubala/Economic Development Director;]
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The supervisors will consider the new comprehensive plan at a public hearing tonight.

[8S-Goodlatte-Endorsement]


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Republican Bob Goodlatte is getting support for his re- election bid from some local law enforcement officers.

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[SUPER=203-Salem;]


Sheriffs from the city of Salem plus Bedford and Botetourt counties say they like Bob Goodlatte's tough policies on drugs, school violence and theft.
They say he gives them grant money without interfering in their jobs.
Even Sheriff Reed Kelly, a Democrat, supports Goodlatte.
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((SHERIFF REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO.: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I'VE SEEN A RACE THIS CLEAR, AS FAR AS WHO WILL BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND WHO WILL REPRESENT OUR DISTRICT THE BEST.))
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The Virginia Police Benevolent Association is also backing Goodlatte for the first time.
Members say Goodlatte's answered a list of questions more effectively than his challenger, David Bowers.
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Bowers could not be reached for comment on this issue.

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Turning your attention now to weather--
Mostly sunny and rather warm today, as highs climb into the low and mid 70s.
Turning partly cloudy tonight with calm winds.
Lows will fall into the 40s.
The extended outlook is calling for partly to mostly sunny skies with temperatures mainly in the 70s for highs.

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