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Investigators want to know what led a 15-year-old suspect to shoot six students in at a Georgia High School yesterday.
Meantime a C-B-S correspondant who covered the Colorado High school shootings says the media should cover such events.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston was in Roanoke yesterday. Despite scrutiny of the media's role in shootings like the ones in Colorado and Georgia, Pinkston says media outlets have a responsibility to cover such events.
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[Please cover parts of bite with video] [2:45:38] ((RANDALL PINKSTON: I DON'T THINK IN GENERAL THAT MEDIA CONTRIBUTES TO THE PROLIFERATION OF THOSE EVENTS. I DO THINK THAT WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY. TO COVER THEM. AND I ALSO KNOW THAT IF WE DON'T COVER THEM THE MINUTE WE START PICKING AND CHOOSING WE LEAVE OURSELVES OPEN TO A CHARGE THAT WE NEVER WANT TO HEAR IN THIS SOCIETY. . .WHICH IS A CHARGE THAT WE'VE CENSORED THE NEWS.))
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[7E-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Supervisors from Bland and Wythe County got their wish.
The two held a joint meeting last night to discuss their opposition to A-E-P's proposal to build a high voltage power line through the county.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- the two boards were hoping for a crowd and their wish was granted.
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The state corporation commission wants a full study of A-E-P's alternative powerline route.
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A new S-C-C report addresses the latest proposed alternate route that would run from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to the Jacksons Ferry station in Wythe County.
The route is shorter than AEP's last proposal ... and the report says it could have a less severe impact on the environment.
But it also asks for a full review of the route.
That would include public hearings in five counties.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/22/99
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[SUPER=@Melanie1;][45E-L'burg-Sheriff]



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A remark made the Lynchburg sheriff has the African American community reeling this morning.
sheriff Lawrence calls his remark about burning crosses on the
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lawns of city councilme a poor choice of words .
He says he was only urging his deputies to lobby hard for a four percent pay raise.
But the controversy comes at a time when Lynchburg already is wrestling with allegations of racism in the school system.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'RE TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD AND TRY TO BRING OUT A BETTER POSITIVE RACIAL AND COMMUNITY SENSE OF BEING AND SENSE OF PRIDE. I'VE BEEN MEETING WITH PEOPLE JUST TODAY ON THAT VERY ISSUE, TRYING TO BUILD COMMUNITY AND THIS DOESN'T REALY HELP, BUT I THINK WE CAN CERTAINLY MOVE BEYOND IT.))
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[OUT Q=move beyond it.]
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Simpson says he is not a racist, and only apologized if someone took what he said the wrong way.
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[45E-Forest-Land]


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A highland County man is taking on the federal government over sixty acres of land.
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Members of Bill Stuart's family have lived in this area for more than 200 years.
At issue is a piece of property, he believes the Forest Service acquired illegally in the 1930s.
He wants it back, even though courts have ruled that the statute of limitations has expired.
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((BILL STUART/HIGHLAND CO. RESIDENT: IT'S THE HISTORY BEHIND THE LAND. IT WAS THE WAY IT WAS TAKEN. TO ME IT WAS TAKEN ILLEGALLY. AND IT'S A MATTER OF JUSTICE TO SET THE MATTER RIGHT.))
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A Forest Service official sided with Stuart a few years ago, but the agency now maintains it has clear title to the property.
District Ranger David Rhodes says court records and documents support the government's claim that the land was acquired legally.
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[45E-Cabin-Lake]


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It's been nearly two years since an apartment fire left some dozens of people homelss, but the incident sparked heated debate in a court hearing yesterday.
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250 people lost their homes in the fire at Cabin Lake apartments, but the cause was undetermined.
Now, 122 of those tenants are seeking 12-million dollars in damages from the owners and management.
Tenants' attorneys say they've received a document that shows owners had been warned of fire hazards in the buildings.
Defense attorneys say those documents were destroyed or never existed.
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[45E-Goode-Labor]


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Danville's labor union has a message for Congressman Virgil Goode:
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((NAT SOT: No thanks to your legislative pranks!))
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Yesterday the workers gathered outside the congressman's Danville office after business hours.
They say they're protesting his recent vote to use a projected 800-billion dollar budget surplus for tax cuts. They want it used for Medicare and Social Security.
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((CAROL SHEERER/AFL-CIO: I INTEND TO RETIRE ONE DAY AND I'M A BABY BOOMER, SO I HOPE IT'S THERE WHEN I RETIRE. I HAVE A PENSION, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF FOLKS OUT THERE THAT DON'T HAVE A PENSION.))
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Congressman Goode said by phone that the projected surplus comes from taxes on Social Security.
He says he's in favor of saving the programs, but NOT by using Social Security tax revenues.

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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Sunny and warm today, with highs in the lower 80s.
Turning partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 50s.
The extended forecast is partly sunny through tomorrow with showers developing by Sunday.
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Botetourt county is taking extra measures to make sure its Japanese students are learning on pace with other children.
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Construction started yesterday on a special Saturday school for children of Japanese employees.
The school will be part of an Education Center in the Greenfield Industrial Park on Route 220.
Local employees will also get skills training in the Education Center when it opens next spring.
Koyo Steering Systems has decided to build its 37-million-dollar office at Greenfield.
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Post offices across the region are becoming more modern, as larger postal facilities continue popping up.
Radford is the latest city to witness a postal upgrade...
Stacey Martin reports on the community's respone.
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((Jeff Corbin circulated a questionairre shortly after hearing about the changes in store for the downtown post office.

And, he found out many people in the community felt the same way he did.
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[IN Q=The new facility]

((JEFF CORBIN/OWNER, RADFORD CITY FLORIST: THE NEW FACILITY IS OPENING UP GREATER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE WESTERN CORRIDOR THAT WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE. SO I DO THINK THERE'S SOME POSITIVE COMING OUT OF IT.)) [RUNS10]
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Radford's old downtown post office is the third in Southwest Virginia in recent months, that postal officials have closed to make way for a more modern branch.
However, they say the changes aren't part of any organized effort.
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((ELLEN KEEFER/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: THERE'S NO GREAT OVERALL PLAN TO MAKE THESE THINGS HAPPEN. IT'S JUST THAT AS THE COMMUNITIES GROW THE SERVICES THE SERVICES THEY NEED NEED TO CONTINUE TO GROW AS WELL.)) [RUNS07]
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Keefer says the downtown post office should close later this summer when the new one, now under construction, opens up.
However, residents used to a downtown facility will still be able to find service at a small, contract station postal officials hope to open by August.
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[IN Q=We plan to open]

((ELLEN KEEFER/U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: WE PLAN TO OPEN THE CONTRACT POSTAL UNIT WITHIN TWO BLOCKS FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW. SO, WE HOPE THAT WILL INCONVENIENCE AS FEW PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS07]
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The new Radford post office will be equipped with more automated machines for faster processing, and an in-house postal store.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Radford.))

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Come Election Day, Incumbent Bedford county sheriff Mike Brown will face a challenge by a former deputy.
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Captain Charles W. Reid currently works for the Blue Ridge Regional Jail system.
Bedford County Democrats nominated Reid to oppose Brown.. he says the sheriff's department needs to work on the quality- not quantity- of arrests.
Reid was one of four candidates Brown defeated to win the office in 1995 when sheriff Carl Wells retired.
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The grand jury will hear the murder case of an Appomattox county woman accused of killing her husband last fall.

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[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


29-year old Sandra Ann Olivarri was in court for a preliminary hearing on the matter today.
Police say Olivarri confessed to the murder, and told them she shot Nick Olivarri twice while he was sharpening a knife in their home last September.
Neither side would discuss a motive for the killing.
Olivarri could be indicted next month.
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Time to check out the Friday forecast--
Sunny and warm, with highs this afternoon around 82.
Partly cloudy overnight and not quite as cool, with lows in the low to mid 50s.
The five day forecast is partly sunny and warm as we head into the weekend, with showers likely on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday...
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