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More information is being sought by the Justice Department before V-M-I can be released from court supervision.
The Lexington school is now midway through its second co-ed year, but the government objected to an order releasing it from court supervision.
So, Roanoke federal judge Jackson Kiser has ordered additional data on admissions, financial aid, physical fitness testing and sexual harrassment.
Kiser said he's willing to hear arguments on reopening the case after the information becomes available.

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No court appearance yesterday for the Dublin woman accused in an attmepted murder- for- hire scheme, but there was some action from the judge's bench.
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A judge yesterday gave investigators permission to take palm prints from 39-year old Peggy Jo Sullivan.
She was arrested after allegedly trying to hire an undercover agent to kill an old boyfriend in the parking lot of a local fast food restaurant.
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Shortly after Sullivan was taken into custody investigators discovered two homemade bombs in her truck.
Investigators are still trying to determine who made the devices.
Sullivan was scheduled for a bond hearing yesterday but it was a postponed at her attorney's request.
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Lynchburg school officials are relieved following a review by the state Department of Education.
The school board adopted one recommendation from the review team last night, in an effort to make its schools more diverse and receptive to minority input.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=For the most]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Meredith Johnson/Student Representative; :22]
[SUPER=01-Julius Sigler/School Board Member; :50]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Nygaard/School Board Chairman; 1:06]
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(( For the most part, educators seemed pleased that the state report backs up what they've been saying all along: that race plays NO part in how and why students are suspended, what teachers are hired and which children participate in certain school activities.
If the report showed anything, it's that the people closest to the alleged problems..the students and teachers.. DON'T see the racial disparities that others claim are there.
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[IN Q=It's not really]

((MEREDITH JOHNSON/STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: IT'S NOT REALLY THAT MUCH OF AN ISSUE AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL UNTIL THESE THINGS ARE IN THE PAPER, OR IT'S BROUGHT OUT.. IT DOESN'T REALLY SEEM TO BE AN ISSUE.))
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But the review team did make a number of suggestions as to how the school system can correct some of these public misconceptions, while working to hire more black teachers and motivate black students academically.
The board voted to set up an advisory committee that will review the report and help enact its recommendations.
[SOT 17:54:07]
[IN Q=And I think]

((JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND I THINK WE NEED TO WORK WITH THIS TASK FORCE TO KEEP THE ISSUES IN FRONT OF US, AND KEEP THE SOLUTIONS AS CLOSE TO US AS WE CAN KEEP THEM, WHEREVER SOLUTIONS EXIST.))
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[OUT Q=solutions exist.]
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((ELLEN NYGAARD/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE AS A COMMUNITY CAN BENEFIT FROM UTILIZING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IF WE DO IT TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=as a community.]

[Standup] ((That's the next question. The citizens group that started this whole controversy more than a year ago has yet to weigh in with ITS reaction to the review team's report. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
The sun returns today, along with some milder temperatures. Light westerly breezes will keep highs in the low- to mid-50s.
Clear skies stick around tonight, with lows falling to around forty degrees.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 1/4/99

Thursday:

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Steve please say the scripted material below:
FROM THE DAMP, DARK AND MUSTY ARCHIVES OF WDBJ!
[SUPER=130-40/Kelly Zuber/Boones Mill]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-41/Kenny Sandridge/Fairfield]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-45th/Harry & Annie Rhodes/Buchanan]

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In Pittsylvania County, the cleanup continues today after two grain silos mysteriously toppled over.
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It happened sometime Monday night at the Dry Fork Milling Company.
Pittsylvania County's emergency services director says he has NO idea what caused the silos to fall.
The accident also ruptured a tank of diesel fuel, causing a minor spill.
The Department of Environmental Quality says the fuel spill does NOT pose a threat to neighbors.
The company, which makes dog food, will to try to salvage the grain that was spilled.
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[45E-City-Retirement]


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The New year is bringing with it lots of changes at City Hall in Roanoke.
Four senior officials have announced plans to step down.
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City Attorney Wil Dibling is the latest to say he's leaving. He plans to practice municipal law with a local firm.

As Mayor David Bowers helped to celebrate Groundhog Day at the Mill Mountain Zoo, he said he's sorry to see experienced leaders leave, but says the city will remain in capable hands.
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((YOU KNOW IT USED TO BE WHEN YOU GOT TO BE 55 OR 60 OR SO, I GUESS YOU LOOKED TO RETIRE. I THINK PEOPLE NOW RETREAD. THEY DON'T RETIRE THEY RETREAD. THEY'RE LOOKING AT NEW CHALLENGES IN THEIR LIFE, SO IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR PEOPLE NOWADAYS IN OUR TIME TO END ONE CAREER AND GO INTO ANOTHER, AND WHO KNOWS I MIGHT HAVE A CAREER OF MY OWN, DOING SOMETHING ELSE.))
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Other senior city officials are are also considering retirement this year.[45E-Abortion-Ruling]


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Anti-abortion activists have been ordered to pay more than 100-million dollars in damages... for publishing the names and photographs of abortion doctors on the internet.
The implications of the ruling could be widespread.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[IN Q=A federal judge]
[SUPER=01-Maria Vullo/Plantiff's Attorney; :13]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Ramey/Defendant; :26]
[SUPER=01-Nick Conte/Internet Lawyer; :48]
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(( A federal judge is Oregon says this is NOT free speech...the site, called the Nuremburg files, lists abortion providers... greying the names of the wounded, crossing out those killed.
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(( MARIA VULLO/ PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY; THIS ACTIVITY MUST STOP, INTIMIDATION IS WRONG, THESE DOCTORS MUST BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AS THEIR PATIENTS CHOOSE ))
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Doctors on the list say they lived in fear...
But the defendants say they won't stop, and they won't pay.
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((CATHY RAMEY/DEFENDANT;I HAVE NO INTENTION OF GIVING MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO KILL CHILDREN. ))
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But the ruling extends beyond the abortion issue into the fabric of the internet itself...
What is, and isn't protected speech?
There are plenty of on-line images people might find threatening...
Is it illegal to burn a cross, in Cyberspace?
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[IN Q=if this judge]

((NICK CONTE/INTERNET LAWYER; IF THIS JUDGE IS TO BE FOLLOWED, THE TEST IS, WOULD A REASONABLE PERSON BE THREATENED, THAT'S GOING TO BE THE TEST BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF DEBATE ON THIS ISSUE.))
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Roanoke internet lawyer Nick Conte is reviewing the decision closely.
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[IN Q=what tryers of fact]

((NICK CONTE/INTERNET LAWYER; WHAT TRYERS OF FACT HAVE TO WEIGH IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROVIDING PEOPLE WITH INFORMATION WHICH THEY COULD TAKE AND DO DAMAGE WITH, AND INCITING IMMINENT VIOLENCE. ))
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In essence the difference between telling someone how to build a bomb, and telling someone how to build it AND WHO to use it on.
Eric Earnhart, News 7)) [45WEATHER]
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Checking the mid- week forecast...
Sunny and mild today, with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Staying mostly clear tonight, with lows near 40.
The next several days look partly to mostly sunny...with showers likely for Sunday.
Mild high temperatures in the 50s, lows in the 30s and 40s.
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V-M-I STILL has a few legal hoops to jump through before it can be released from court supervision.
The Lexington school is now midway through its second co-ed year, but the government objected to an order releasing it from the supervision.
So, Roanoke federal judge Jackson Kiser has ordered additional data on admissions, financial aid, physical fitness testing and sexual harrassment.
Kiser said he's willing to hear arguments on reopening the case after the information becomes available.

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Former Governor Mills Godwin was remembered yesterday for his efforts to make higher education more accessible AND for levying Virginia's first sales tax.
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Godwin was laid to rest in Suffolk. He was hailed by both Democrats and Republicans as one of the Commonwealth's greatest governors.
After all, he was a member of each party at some point.
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((GERALD BALILES/D-FORMER GOVERNOR: HE GOVERNED IN TWO DIFFERENT...WITH DISTINCTION.))
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((LINWOOD HOLTON/R-FORMER GOVERNOR: I THINK GOVERNOR GODWIN AND VIRGINIA PLAYED ON THE SAME FREQUENCY...ECONOMY THAT WE HAVE TODAY.))
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[SUPER=01-Linwood Holton/(R) Former Governor; :12]
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Mills Godwin was Virginia's longest serving governor, elected to one term in 1966 as a Democrat... and then succeeding Governor Holton in 1974 as a Republican.
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Specifics about the accidental shooting involving a judge and a Danville police lieutenant are starting to surface....
Judge James Ingram and Lieutenant Barry Creasy were target shooting at a range owned by Ingram when Creasy was shot.

Pittsylvania County authorities say Ingram was loading a 40 caliber Glock pistol when it discharged.

Creasy was treated for wounds to his wrist, arm, and abdomen.[8Falwell]


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An apology yesterday from the Reverend Jerry Falwell--
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]


who recently upset many religious leaders by saying that the Anti-Christ would be a Jewish man - probably alive today.
According to the Bible, the Anti-Christ would be the ultimate manifestation of evil.
Falwell says he does NOT know when the Anti-Christ is coming or in what form -- only saying that he has his own biblical views.

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Thousands of Roanoke Gas customers may have taken a second look at an expensive January heating bill....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The problem- a miscommunication between the company and its billing service. Officials say the result is a misperception of overbilling for about 25-hundred customers.
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((JOHN WILLIAMSON/PRESIDENT & CEO; THAT'S NOT THE CASE. THEY WERE NEVER BILLED IN THE FIRST MONTH. IT DID CAUSE SOME CONFUSION. WE DID WAIVE ANY LATE PAYMENT CHARGES BECAUSE NOT BILLING THEM IN DECEMBER WAS OUR FAULT AND OUR CONTRACTOR'S MISTAKE.))
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/President & CEO;]
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[OUT Q=CONTRACTOR'S FAULT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The company is mailing explanations to those customers. All late payment fees will be waived.
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Meanwhile, the unseasonably mild winter has meant a drop in profits for the gas company.
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[VO-NAT]


The average bill last December was just over 56-dollars, compared to nearly 105-dollars in December of 1997.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The reduced revenue is forcing the company to make budgetary adjustments, but officials say that will not include job layoffs.
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Let's take a moment now to look at the weather forecast--
Expect lots of sunshine today, and continued mild temperatures in the mid 50s.
Mostly clear skies overnight, with lows falling to near 40.
The extended forecast is also unseasonably mild, featuring partly to mostly sunny skies.
Highs in the 50s, lows in the 30s and 40s.
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