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A new south Roanoke County high school could become a reality tomorrow. The debate has been around for years-- whether to build the new high school, how to pay for it, and where it should go up.
Tomorrow, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors consider a special use permit for the Woods End property.
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The site is located just off Old Cave Spring Road, not far from the intersection of Brambleton and Route 419.
But even as the project appears to be moving forward, some county residents who live near the site are trying to put on the brakes.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lucas/South County Resident; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Myers/Kingston Court Resident; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive and the Kingston Court subdivision gather in a neighbor's living room to air their concerns about the new high school. [NAT SOUND OF RESIDENT]
[SOT #1 16:13]
[IN Q=So we thought all along]

((SO WE THOUGHT ALL ALONG THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE PLEASANT HILL AND THEN WE GO TO THIS MEETING AND IT'S SLAMMED RIGHT THROUGH THERE.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=right through there]


The residents say they aren't opposed to the new school, but they believe a single entrance that will carry hundreds of cars and buses through their neighborhood to route 221 is a bad idea that threatens the safety of school children and residents.
They want more than simple assurances from county officials.
[SOT 20:48]
[IN Q=Hopefully if we get a light there great.]

((DR. CRAIG MITCHELL/KINGSTON COURT RESIDENT: HOPEFULLY IF WE GET A LIGHT THERE GREAT. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL INVOLVED I THINK IF WE HAD TWO ACCESSES IN AND OUT. IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE COMING IN THERE IF YOU HAVE ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT.)) [RUNS :15]
[OUT Q=one way out.]


But on Tuesday the supervisors will also hear other voices, like those of south county residents who believe the school is long overdue and the Pleasant Hill entrance the best alternative.
[SOT 01:43:20]
[IN Q=And I understand]

((MARY LUCAS/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT: AND I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD , BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE ENTRANCE TO THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND I JUST DO NOT WANT TO DELAY THE HIGH SCHOOL ANY LONGER.)) ((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SO WE'VE TRIED TO LOOK FOR A FAIR STANDARD AND WE BELIEVE THE ENTRY WAY AT PLEASANT HILL IS THE ONE THAT WILL AFFECT THE LEAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS :14]
[OUT Q=any longer.]


All of that is small consolation to the residents of the Pleasant Hill Kingston Court neighborhood...
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're welcome to compromise]

((WE'RE WELCOME TO COMPROMISE, BUT WE THINK THEY'RE JUST ASKING US TO COMPROMISE SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO, THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=of our children.]


And they fear that unless safeguards are spelled out now, they'll be fighting this battle for years to come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

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More troubles for the U-V-A Medical Center.
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The estate of a Waynesboro man who died last year has brought a three million dollar lawsuit against two doctors and two pharmacists at the hospital.
Lawrence Brooks died after being prescribed and administered three times the safe dosage of a breathing medication.


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The case will be heard July 12th in Charlottesville Circuit Court. [7E-Gas-Prices]


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In case you haven't noticed, gas prices are going up again.
It's one of the biggest jumps in years.
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The Lundberg Survey reports it's the fastest increase at the pumps since Iraq upset oil markets by invading Kuwait in 19-90.
Lundberg says the average gallon shots up about eight and a half cents a gallon in the past two weeks.
That's pretty close to the increases at many Roanoke area stations over the same time.
But prices nationwide are still about 24 cents below those just a year-and-a-half ago.
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Taking a look at your Monday forecast..
A very breezy day ahead, with wind speeds up to thirty miles-per-hour, under mostly sunny skies.
Some clouds move in overnight, as the winds die down. Look for overnight lows in the upper-20s.
The extended forecast...
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Will there be a presidential primary in Virginia next year?
State Republican leaders met over the weekend, and concluded that having a winner-take-all primary would lessen local influence over delegate selection.
But those conventions won't come until next year, and by then the presidential nomination may no longer be in doubt.

The state party has until July first to decide.
State Democrats have indicated NO interest in holding a presidential primary next year.



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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:30:24]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


After years of debate, the construction of a new Roanoke County high school comes down to a vote tomorrow.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will consider a special use permit for the Woods End property.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE GFX MAP]
The site is located just off Old Cave Spring Road, not far from the intersection of Brambleton and Route 419.
But even as the project appears to be moving forward, some south county residents are still voicing opposition.

Joe Dashiell reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lucas/South County Resident; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Myers/Kingston Court Resident; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive and the Kingston Court subdivision gather in a neighbor's living room to air their concerns about the new high school. [NAT SOUND OF RESIDENT]
[SOT #1 16:13]
[IN Q=So we thought all along]

((SO WE THOUGHT ALL ALONG THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE PLEASANT HILL AND THEN WE GO TO THIS MEETING AND IT'S SLAMMED RIGHT THROUGH THERE.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=right through there]


The residents say they aren't opposed to the new school, but they believe a single entrance that will carry hundreds of cars and buses through their neighborhood to route 221 is a bad idea that threatens the safety of school children and residents.
They want more than simple assurances from county officials.
[SOT 20:48]
[IN Q=Hopefully if we get a light there great.]

((DR. CRAIG MITCHELL/KINGSTON COURT RESIDENT: HOPEFULLY IF WE GET A LIGHT THERE GREAT. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL INVOLVED I THINK IF WE HAD TWO ACCESSES IN AND OUT. IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE COMING IN THERE IF YOU HAVE ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT.)) [RUNS :15]
[OUT Q=one way out.]


But on Tuesday the supervisors will also hear other voices, like those of south county residents who believe the school is long overdue and the Pleasant Hill entrance the best alternative.
[SOT 01:43:20]
[IN Q=And I understand]

((MARY LUCAS/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT: AND I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD , BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE ENTRANCE TO THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND I JUST DO NOT WANT TO DELAY THE HIGH SCHOOL ANY LONGER.)) ((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SO WE'VE TRIED TO LOOK FOR A FAIR STANDARD AND WE BELIEVE THE ENTRY WAY AT PLEASANT HILL IS THE ONE THAT WILL AFFECT THE LEAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS :14]
[OUT Q=any longer.]


All of that is small consolation to the residents of the Pleasant Hill Kingston Court neighborhood...
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're welcome to compromise]

((WE'RE WELCOME TO COMPROMISE, BUT WE THINK THEY'RE JUST ASKING US TO COMPROMISE SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO, THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=of our children.]


And they fear that unless safeguards are spelled out now, they'll be fighting this battle for years to come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:49:24]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


Gas prices are climbing again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Lundberg Survey reports it's the fastest increase at the pumps since Iraq upset oil markets by invading Kuwait in 19-90.
The survey says the price of an average gallon shot up about eight and a half cents in the past two weeks.
That's pretty close to the increases at many Roanoke area stations during the same time.
But prices nationwide are still about 24 cents below those just a year-and-a-half ago.
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Turning your attention now to the Monday outlook--
Mostly sunny skies with gusty northwest winds.
Highs in the upper 40s.
Becoming cloudy overnight, with diminishing winds and lows in the upper 20s.
The five day forecast is calling for more clouds than sunshine tomorrow, with daytime tempertures slowly warming into the upper 50s by the end of the week.
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Two men are hospitalized after an early morning shooting in Salem.
It happened at about two o'clock at a home on Kessler Mill Road.
Both victims were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where one is in critical condition, and the other in stable condition.
Additional details are sketchy at this time. We'll have more on the shooting later today on News 7 at Noon.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:30:24]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


The Roanoke county board of supervisors is closer to making a final decision on whether to build a new high school, and where.
Tomorrow, the board will consider a special use permit for the Woods End Property.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE GFX MAP]
The site is located just off Old Cave Spring Road, not far from the intersection of Brambleton and Route 419.
But even as the project appears to be moving forward, some county residents who live near the site are trying to stop it.
Joe Dashiell explains.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lucas/South County Resident; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Myers/Kingston Court Resident; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive and the Kingston Court subdivision gather in a neighbor's living room to air their concerns about the new high school. [NAT SOUND OF RESIDENT]
[SOT #1 16:13]
[IN Q=So we thought all along]

((SO WE THOUGHT ALL ALONG THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE PLEASANT HILL AND THEN WE GO TO THIS MEETING AND IT'S SLAMMED RIGHT THROUGH THERE.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=right through there]


The residents say they aren't opposed to the new school, but they believe a single entrance that will carry hundreds of cars and buses through their neighborhood to route 221 is a bad idea that threatens the safety of school children and residents.
They want more than simple assurances from county officials.
[SOT 20:48]
[IN Q=Hopefully if we get a light there great.]

((DR. CRAIG MITCHELL/KINGSTON COURT RESIDENT: HOPEFULLY IF WE GET A LIGHT THERE GREAT. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL INVOLVED I THINK IF WE HAD TWO ACCESSES IN AND OUT. IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE COMING IN THERE IF YOU HAVE ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT.)) [RUNS :15]
[OUT Q=one way out.]


But on Tuesday the supervisors will also hear other voices, like those of south county residents who believe the school is long overdue and the Pleasant Hill entrance the best alternative.
[SOT 01:43:20]
[IN Q=And I understand]

((MARY LUCAS/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT: AND I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD , BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE ENTRANCE TO THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND I JUST DO NOT WANT TO DELAY THE HIGH SCHOOL ANY LONGER.)) ((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SO WE'VE TRIED TO LOOK FOR A FAIR STANDARD AND WE BELIEVE THE ENTRY WAY AT PLEASANT HILL IS THE ONE THAT WILL AFFECT THE LEAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE.)) [RUNS :14]
[OUT Q=any longer.]


All of that is small consolation to the residents of the Pleasant Hill Kingston Court neighborhood...
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're welcome to compromise]

((WE'RE WELCOME TO COMPROMISE, BUT WE THINK THEY'RE JUST ASKING US TO COMPROMISE SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO, THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=of our children.]


And they fear that unless safeguards are spelled out now, they'll be fighting this battle for years to come.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

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The U-V-A Medical Center is finding itself in the middle of ANOTHER legal battle...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


The estate of a Waynesboro man who died last year has brought a three million dollar lawsuit against two doctors and two pharmacists at the hospital.
Lawrence Brooks died after being prescribed and administered three times the safe dosage of a breathing medication.


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The case will be heard July 12th in Charlottesville Circuit Court. [8Republicans]


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Some state Republicans are pushing for a Presidential primary in Virginia for the 2000 election.
G-O-P leaders met over the weekend, and concluded that having a winner-take-all primary would lessen local influence over delegate selection.
But those conventions won't come until next year, and by then the presidential nomination may no longer be in doubt.
The state party has until July first to decide. State Democrats have indicated NO interest in holding a presidential primary next year.



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Shifting gears now to weather--
Mostly sunny and windy today.
Look for daytime highs only in the upper 40s.
Becoming cloudy tonight, with lows cooling into the upper 20s.
The extended outlook includes the possibility of some sprinkles this week...with a gradual warm- up by the weekend.
Highs in the 50s...lows in the 30s and 40s.
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