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The Governor proposes a roll-back in Virginia college tuition rates.

That's the top story on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And then we'll talk with a church- affiliated NURSE whose healing work is both medical and spiritual.
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In sports, the Buffaloes stampede all the way to the Civitan sportsmanship award, we will have the coaches coices for all state in football
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as well as the players in group 2A girls basketballup made the grade. a Hint, it's miller time in bassett.
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[Tuition-Costs]


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Governor Gilmore came to town this afternoon, making two major announcements about education.
He's proposing a tuition cut and expanding learning opportunities for people in ROanoke.
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Scott Goldberg was with the governor this afternoon and is in downtown Roanoke tonight.
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A nine-year old special ed student choked on his breakfast and died....
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at Stanleytown Elementary School this morning.
Nine-year old Donald Eugene Schmidt of Martinsville was one of five students in a class for children with severe and profound disabilities.
The superintendent had to break the news to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schmidt of their son's death.
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((YOU NEVER GET USED TO LOOKING INTO A PARENT'S EYES AND TELLING THEM THEIR CHILD'S BEEN HURT OR INJURED. TODAY WAS JUSTA A HELPLESS FEELING ON MY PART.))
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Stanleytown school staff- -including a registered nurse tried to dislodge the food trapped in the boy's throat... without success.
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[Transplant]


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An 18- month- old Roanoke girl has been upgraded to serious condition after she underwent emergency heart transplant surgery yesterday.
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Kayla Griffin was one of two area toddlers who'd been waiting for a donor heart.
The other.. two- year- old Courtney LaPlante.. died last week.
Roanoke Community Hospital was notified late Saturday that a donor heart had become available for Kayla.
She was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center and underwent transplant surgery Sunday morning.
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[Holiday-Mail]


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If you think you had a busy day at work, be glad you're not at the post office.
Roanoke's post master says more mail came in today than any other day this year.
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Tina Tenret takes us into the thick of it in Roanoke's main post office.
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Still ahead, he's already been sentenced in Wythe County.
Now Montgomery County sentences a former teacher for having sex with students.
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And it's anything but a bust for Bikes or Bust this year -- in fact it's a record-breaking success.
Details coming up.
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A Montgomery County judge today sentenced a former Shawsville wrestling coach and teacher for having sex with two female students.
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35- year old Michael Blevins was sentenced to 30- years behind bars with 23- years suspended--- as part of a plea ag

reement.
A Wythe County judge has already sentenced Blevins to 15- years in prison for charges there.
Those charges pertain to a relationship Blevins began with another underage girl when he taught at Rural Retreat high school.
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Authorities say Blevins will serve the seven year sentence he received today at the same time he serves the 15- year sentence.

He'll be sentenced tomorrow in Smyth County.[Falwell]


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell called on President Clinton to resign three months ago.
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Now that the full house is nearing a vote on impeachment, Falwell still believes the President should step down, but he isn't holding his breath.
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Falwell also believes the president has a chance of being convicted in the Senate, saying there are very decent, principled Democrats and Republicans there.

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It started out as a gimmick on the part of a local radio station.
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They got a crane and hoisted an R-V 93 feet in the air to promote radio station W-J-L-M.
The spectacle was designed to attract attention to the effort to collect bicycles for children who might not otherwise get a shiny new bike for Christmas.
The goal was 500 "Bikes or Bust" that first year.
This year they collected 21 hundred-93 ... part of the Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program.
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The program was co-sponsored by W-D-B-J- -7.
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It was a dreary Monday on Wall Street, [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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A Wythe County nurse is bridging the gap between medicine and religion.
In October, Wythe County Community hospital and a nearby church teamed up to form a "Parish Nurse" program.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( Karen Karnei has worked as a nurse for more than 35- years.
These days, you'll find her working out of an office at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville.
She also makes HOME visits.
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((KAREN KARNEI/PARISH NURSE: OH, I LOVE IT, I REALLY DO, I FEEL LIKE, IF I HAD DREAMED UP A JOB I COULDN'T HAVE DONE BETTER THAN THIS ONE. ))
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Karnei enjoys her job because it involves MORE than medicine.
Unlike traditional nursing, Karnei has more of an opportunity to help folks with other problems, too.
In addition, she provides programs for various community groups.
She also offers to PRAY with those who want to.
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((SARA POOLE/CHURCH MEMBER: IT MEANS A GREAT DEAL, I ENJOY HER VERY MUCH, I ENJOY HER VISITS, TOO. ))
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Charles Burnett is pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
He says he found out about the program-- while in Tennessee.
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((REV. CHARLES BURNETT:I THINK PEOPLE ARE SEARCHING FOR A WHOLENESS IN SO MANY AREAS IN THEIR LIVES, THEY'VE TRIED EVERYTHING AND THERE'S A GREAT HUNGER FOR SPIRITUALITY AS WELL AS MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH. ))
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The program has been in place since October and is made possible through a partnership with Wythe County Community hospital. [END SU]
The church provides an office among other things-- while the hospital's foundation provides funding.
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((LARRY CHEWNING/WYTHE CO. HOSPITAL CEO; :PATIENTS FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE COMING TO A CHURCH FOR A HEALTH CARE PURPOSE AS OPPOSED TO MORE FORMAL SETTINGS, SUCH AS HOSPITALS OR PHYSICIANS OFFICES. ))
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Karnei's services are free to anyone-- regardless of their religious affiliation.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wytheville.))

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Virginia tech is singing a happier tune today as another local recruit signs with the Hokies before the Music City Bowl, we will meet a new Express player
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and, it's not the Heisman, but as far as sportsmanship goes, Floyd County is the best.
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Bassett's heather Miller leads the group 2A all state girls basketball class for this season.
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Miller has been named the player of the year by the Associated press. the Five foot nine senior averaged nearly 26 points a game for her Lady bengals who were the state's runner up.
William Byrd center Stephanie parnell joins Miller as a first team all state selection. the 6'2' post player is heaed to Stetson.
Byrd junior guard Andrea Gay was selected to the all state second team. She lead her lady Terriers to the state semi finals.
And Byrd head coach Richard Thrasher was named group 2a coach of the year.
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Several of our Friday Football Extra players and coaches have been recognized by their peers.
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Amherst County Head Coach Mickey Couch is in a three way tie for Group 3A coach of the year as chosen by the coaches around the state after leading the lancers to the Division 5 state championship.
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Salem's Willis White has been selected Division IV coach of the year by the coaches. His Spartans went 14 and OH and won the state championship.
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here's a quick look at the coaches choices for local first team all state selections in tripple, double and single A. [WIPE TO CHYTON--MUSIC UP!!!] [AFTER SINGLE A-COME BACK TO STEV ON CAMERA]
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The 48th annual Civitan Sportsmanship award banquet kicked off today and the Floyd County Buffaloes take home the honor.
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The Buffaloes captains and their coach Winfred Beale accepted the 48th annaul Civitan sportsmanship award which recognizes the football team for excellent conduct on the field coach Willis White served as the guest speaker and watched a dear friend accept the award.
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Floyd County reciever Rahim Schantel was awared the Civitan 500 dollar scholarship. He has a 3.4 GPA and was second team all district.

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Virginia Tech heads to the Music City Bowl with another recruit under its belt.
News 7 has learned Franklin County's Jacob Gibson committed to the Hokies this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1997;]


Here he is making a catch for Franklin County.
Eagles coach Jerry Little says at 6'4" 260 pounds Gibson is the complete package--
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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boasting a 3-point-8 GPA and an 11-hundred SAT.
Gibson played both sides of the ball for the EAGLES but Little says he expects Gibson will be a defensive lineman for the Hokies.

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The carolina Panthers are reeling after their loss to the Redskins yeasterday.
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Not so much for the loss but because of this incident. Linebacker Kevin green grabbed assistant coach Kevin Steele after exchanging words. No dicipline ahs been taken yet.
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[S-Express]


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The products of the Express trade that sent center Chris Lipsett to the Pee Dee Pride have arrived in Roanoke--well one of them has.
Center Mark Cadotte and Rookie defenseman Calin Elfring were supposed to arrive in Roanoke today.
But Elfring is by-passing Roanoke for Ohio.
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Cadotte spent the afternoon learning the Roanoke system.
He notched 94 points last season for the Plymouth Whalers and the London Knights.
The 5'9" 180 pound center says he'll fit in with Roanoke just fine.
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To rezone or not?
That's the question stirring controversy for Salem City Council as it decidess whether or not to rezone the Elizabeth Campus for commerical use.
[Double boxes=Keith/Jean--Newsroom]

Jean Jadhon joins us with details. [Take Jean full]
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Keith, it's controversial because the city has few tracts of land available for economic development.
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City officials say no businesses are showing interest in the site now, but they want to be prepared when the time comes. But some citizens are opposed to having any type of industry in their community.
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((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES REZONING; WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD MAINTAIN THE PEACE AND QUIET AND NOT HAVE A LOT OF TRAFFIC COME THROUGH.))
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[vo-nat] Given the chance, Munley and others opposed to the rezoning will get a chance to voice their concerns at the meeting.


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We'll have the story tonight on News 7 at 11.


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