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Virginia is the only state in the nation to use (OFF-ensive) offensive fighting techniques on young prison inmates.

Now one has died and the program is coming under fire. It is the only death in the ten year history of the state department of Juvenile Justice.
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Now department employees are fighting back-- with a demonstration for the media of just how they physically subdue the juvenile inmates.
The so-called "Handle With Care Plus" program has drawn criticism from some Juvenile Justice board members, who say they never approved it.
In April a 16 year old inmate died in custody.
Department trainers say they chose offensive fighting techniques after officers asked what to do when restraints alone did NOT work.
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((ANDY DICKERSON/DEPT. OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: QUITE FRANKLY, WE HAD TO STAND THERE AND SAY YOU'LL HAVE TO USE WHATEVER MEANS YOU CAN TO BRING THAT UNDER CONTROL. THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE... WE DON'T WANT UTILIZED.))
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The Juvenile Justice Board will meet next week to discuss the program.
Seven department employees were suspended last month, while the 16-year old's death is being investigated.

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Virginia's unemployment rate is at an all-time low.
And most of our part of the state falls below state-wide figures.
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Virginia unemployment fell to 2-point-3 per cent in April, matching the lowest figure since Virginia started keeping numbers in 19-50.
It's also an all-time low for the Lynchburg area, at 1-point-8 per cent.
The number is lower in the Roanoke area... 1-point-6 per cent .. but not a record.
Unemployment is still considerably higher in the Danville region .. the April rate: 5-point-9 per cent.
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The federal government has started seizing the assets of suspected moonshiners in Franklin County.
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The Farmers Exchange is the first item on the list in a fat forfeiture file submitted to the court yesterday.
Ramsey Helms committed suicide about ten days after the operation was busted. The feds still intend to take his money and his land.
The list includes real estate, vehicles, 20-thousand dollars in cash, and a lot more in various bank accounts...

plus the tools of the trade: 100-pound bags of sugar, flour, yeast, mason jars and nearly 10-thousand 1-gallon plastic jugs.
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It was a big day for a tiny graduating class.
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The Arcadia Leadership Academy gave its graduating class of 2 a proper sendoff today, complete with caps and gowns, pomp and circumstance, pledges and prayers.
Today's graduating class spokesman credits the school with turning his life around.
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((ALLEN MARINA/ARCADIA LEADERSHIP GRADUATE: YOU GUYS ALL HELPED ME CHANGE BEYOND BELIEF. I KNOW I'M CRAZY, ZANY, A LITTLE BIT ZANY, BUT I ENJOY LIFE. I CAN'T SAY I HATE IT.))
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It's been a rough year for the school.
The alternative education center, formerly known as the Wilderness Leadership Academy, was investigated by the state Department of Education.
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Your Thursday forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 80's. Clear and mild tonight with lows near 60.

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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon[45Alternate-Scales]


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It's day two for a truck safety crackdown in Southwest Virginia.
Scales on interstate 81 and Route 11 were open around the clock yesterday.
Transporation officials also brought along some portable scales.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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(( Inspectors say after several years in the business, they can often pinpoint an overweight truck just by looking at it, but to make sure, they have these...
They look, and work, like bathroom scales... but they have a capacity of 20 thousand pounds each.

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((JEFF SMITH/VDOT TRUCK WEIGHT DIVISION; THOSE SCALES ARE PORTABLE WHICH MEANS WE CAN TAKE THEM AND GO ANYWHERE WITH THEM, THE ONLY THING WE TRY TO DO IS WEIGH THEM IN AS SAFE AND LEVEL A SPOT AS WE CAN. ))
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During the 48 hour check, they were set up at the weigh station pull-off on alternate 220... The driver pulls his rig up onto the scales as inspectors add up the numbers... and in this case... they're too high on two axels.

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(( EITHER WAY, YOU'RE OVER ON BOTH TANDEMS. ))
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With no way to shift his load, the driver has no choice but to take a ticket.

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((WAYNE FOSTER/DRIVER; I WAS WITHIN MY LEGAL LIMIT BUT I HAD A LITTLE MORE ON ONE AXEL THEN I WAS SUPPOSED TO... HOW TOUGH IS THAT TO GET EXACTLY RIGHT? IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE, IT'S 700 POUNDS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT AN 80 THOUSAND POUND TRUCK IS NOT MUCH BUT THEY HAVE A JOB TO DO I GUESS. ))
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But officials say a few hundred pounds CAN make a difference in the long run. standup 00:26:17 Asphault roadways are designed to withstand a certain amount of pressure or pounds per square inch pushing down on the road from each tire, go over that limit, again and again and again and you begin to see damage.

Since they're not an immediate safety hazard, overweight drivers are allowed to continue.
Not so for this driver... pulled off the road because his double trailer of scrap metal had broken lights, and, even worse, a broken air-brake hose.

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(( JEFF NEICE/DRIVER; I GOTTA TAKE IT BACK AND GET THEM TO FIX IT, THAT'S NOT SAFE FOR YOU IS IT? NO, IT AINT SAFE FOR NOBODY ELSE EITHER. ))
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Eric Earnhart, News 7))











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It may have been a small graduation class but the ceremony was a big deal.
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Yesterday the Arcadia Leadership Academy gave its graduating class of 2 a proper sendoff today, complete with caps and gowns, pomp and circumstance, pledges and prayers.
The graduating class spokesman credits the school with turning his life around.
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[IN Q=You guys]

((ALLEN MARINA/ARCADIA LEADERSHIP GRADUATE: YOU GUYS ALL HELPED ME CHANGE BEYOND BELIEF. I KNOW I'M CRAZY, ZANY, A LITTLE BIT ZANY, BUT I ENJOY LIFE. I CAN'T SAY I HATE IT.))
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It's been a rough year for the school.
The alternative education center, formerly known as the Wilderness Leadership Academy, was investigated by the state Department of Education.
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Turning your attention now to weather....
Partly sunny skies today, with showers possible and highs around 80.
Mostly cloudy by this evening, with a lingering possibility of showers.
Lows cooling to near 60.
The five day forecast is partly to mostly sunny through the weekend...highs around 80...lows around 60.
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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon[8E-JackTale-Players]


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A local theater group will be appearing in the Big Apple.
The Jack Tale Players from Ferrum College have been invited to perform off-Broadway this weekend.
Tina Tenret gives us a preview.
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((GOING UP CRIPPLE CREEK, GOING IN A WHIRL, GOING UP CRIPPLE CREEK TO SEE MY GIRL.))
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The Jack Tale Players are not going to Cripple Creek exactly.
This bunch of Ferrum College students and community actors have been invited to the Provincetown Playhouse in New York.
The old stomping grounds of playwright Eugene O'Neill.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: HOW DO YOU THINK IT WILL FEEL TO BE ON STAGE OFF BROADWAY? NIKKI PAYNE: EXCITING. IT'S BEEN A DREAM AND NOW THAT I'M GETTING TO FULFILL IT I THINK I'M REALLY GOING TO ENJOY IT.))
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The group has carried folklore from Southwest Virginia to 34 states -- but never off-Broadway.
They often play family shows in local schools.
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((REX STEPHENSON/DIRECTOR: THEY FEEL IT'S A BIG DEAL. I HAVEN'T EVER PLAYED OFF BROADWAY BUT IN A SENSE HOPEFULLY IT'S NO DIFFERENT FROM PLAYING FLOYD OR ROCKY MOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.))
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Well, New York City may look a little different -- but this group will be back in the Blue Ridge by Monday.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County))

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The State's juvenile justice program is facing some tough criticism following the death of a teen inmate.
The program utilizes some tome defensive techniques.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;]


Yesterday Juvenile Justice employees showed media of how they physically subdue the juvenile inmates.
The so-called "Handle With Care Plus" program has drawn criticism from some Juvenile Justice board members, who say they never approved it.
In April a 16 year old inmate died in custody.
Department trainers say they chose (OFF-fensive) offensive fighting techniques after officers asked what to do when restraints alone did NOT work.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Quite frankly]

((ANDY DICKERSON/DEPT. OF JUVENILE JUSTICE: QUITE FRANKLY, WE HAD TO STAND THERE AND SAY YOU'LL HAVE TO USE WHATEVER MEANS YOU CAN TO BRING THAT UNDER CONTROL. THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE... WE DON'T WANT UTILIZED.))
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The Juvenile Justice Board will meet next week to discuss the program.
Seven department employees were suspended last month, while the 16-year old's death is being investigated.
It's the first death in ten years.

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Suspected moonshiners in Franklin County are watching their assets disappear as the federal government began seizing the property.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Last Month]


The Farmers Exchange is the first item on the list in a fat forfeiture file submitted to the court yesterday.
Ramsey Helms committed suicide about ten days after the operation was busted. The feds still intend to take his money and his land.
The list includes real estate, vehicles, 20-thousand dollars in cash, a lot more in various bank accounts... plus the tools of the trade: 100-pound bags of sugar, flour, yeast, mason jars and nearly 10-thousand 1-gallon plastic jugs.
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Time again to check the mid- week forecast---


Partly sunny skies, with a good chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms by afternoon.
Highs near 80.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a chance of more showers and lows cooling to around 60.
The extended outlook promises lots of sunshine, especially for the weekend with highs near 80 and lows near 60.

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