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Pittsylvania County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the suspect who shot two men ...an uncle and nephew ...
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Deputies say an argument outside some homes in Blairs may have sparked the shooting yesterday afternoon.
47-year old David Motley was outside when he was shot in the chest, arm and leg.
Deputies say Ralph Motley was relaxing, inside his home drinking a beer when a bullet hit him in the ankle.
Both men are hospitalized in stable condition.
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[7E-Cressell]


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Emmett Cressell Junior's hope for geriatric parole has taken a hit.
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Cressell is serving life in prison for his role in the murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Late last week-- a Grayson County jury convicted Cressell of unlawful wounding and sentenced him to five years in prison on an unrelated charge.
Prosecutors believe that makes it harder for Cressell to secure geriatric parole when he reaches 65.
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[7E-Orange-Avenue]


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What's in a name? Plenty, it seems, over the proposal to change the name of Orange Avenue.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants to rename the road after Martin Luther King, Junior.
But the owner of one business wrote a letter to the city, saying he would have to move his business if the road's name changed.
He said naming it after King would give his business the perception that it's located in a black neighborhood.
The S-C-L-C called him a racist.
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((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: YOU WOULD THINK THAT AS WE ENTER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY THAT THIS TYPE OF MENTALITY WOULD BE NON EXISTENT IN A COLOR-BLIND SOCIETY. BUT OBVIOUSLY THE GENTLEMAN IS A RACIST. PURE AND SIMPLE ///////// MATT WHITCOMB: THEY CAN CALL ME WHAT THEY LIKE. IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A BIT. Scott Goldberg: ARE YOU RACIST? Whitcomb: I HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR BLACK AS WHITE AND I HAVE A FAIR NUMBER OF BLACK CLIENTLE JUST LIKE I DO WHITE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC Vice President; 00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Whitcomb/ACS President; 16]
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City Council votes on the name change later this summer.
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Students in western Virginia are receiving S-O-L test scores with their final report cards...
And now school systems are crunching the numbers to see how well THEY did.
The early results are encouraging.
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School systems are waiting for official results from the independent testing company.
In the meantime they're performing their own calculations... and the news is good.
Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris reports dramatic improvements in a number of areas, including the end- of- course testing.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: ON FIVE OR SIX OF THOSE TESTS, 70 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE STUDENTS SCORED AT LEAST PROFICIENT OR HIGHER. THAT COMPARES TO NO TESTS LAST YEAR, WHERE WE HAD 70 PERCENT OR MORE PASS. THAT'S EXCITING.))
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Other school systems are reporting similar results. With a few exceptions, Roanoke County and the City of Salem are reporting substantial improvement across the board.

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast-- Today we'll see plenty of clouds--not the intense sun we've had of late--with a chance of showers, temperatures between 78 and 82 degrees-- Tonight it will remain mostly cloudy with winds out of the northeast at five to 10 miles per hour--overnight temps in the high fifties and low sixties. Taking a look at your extended forecast--
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The proposal to change the name of Orange Avenue is creating controversy.
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants to rename the road after Martin Luther King, Junior.
But the owner of one business wrote a letter to the city, saying he would have to move his business if the road's name changes.
He says naming it after King would give his business the perception that it's located in a black neighborhood.
The S-C-L-C called him a racist.
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((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: YOU WOULD THINK THAT AS WE ENTER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY THAT THIS TYPE OF MENTALITY WOULD BE NON EXISTENT IN A COLOR-BLIND SOCIETY. BUT OBVIOUSLY THE GENTLEMAN IS A RACIST. PURE AND SIMPLE ///////// MATT WHITCOMB: THEY CAN CALL ME WHAT THEY LIKE. IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A BIT. Scott Goldberg: ARE YOU RACIST? Whitcomb: I HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR BLACK AS WHITE AND I HAVE A FAIR NUMBER OF BLACK CLIENTLE JUST LIKE I DO WHITE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC Vice President; 00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Whitcomb/ACS President; 16]
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City Council votes on the name change later this summer.
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[45Testing]


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In western Virginia final report cards for students include S-O-L test scores.
And school officials say so far the preliminary results are encouraging.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


School systems are waiting for official results from the independent testing company.
In the meantime they're performing their own calculations... and the news is good.
Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris reports dramatic improvements in a number of areas, including the end- of- course testing.
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[IN Q=On five or six of those tests]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: ON FIVE OR SIX OF THOSE TESTS, 70 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE STUDENTS SCORED AT LEAST PROFICIENT OR HIGHER. THAT COMPARES TO NO TESTS LAST YEAR, WHERE WE HAD 70 PERCENT OR MORE PASS. THAT'S EXCITING.))
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Other school systems are reporting similar results.
With a few exceptions, Roanoke County and the City of Salem are reporting substantial improvement across the board.

[45E-Reading-Students]


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A writing assignment has turned into a lesson about compassion for some Danville students
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Yesterday their pen pal, Robert Lee Epps, was at their school to thank students for letters they've been writing to him for the last year.
Epps is paralyzed from the waist down and lives in a Charlottesville nursing home.
He says the kids' letters have inspired him to move out of the home and find work.
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((WALTER WILSON/STONY MILL FOURTH GRADER: I AM GOING TO TRY TO MAKE A DONATION TO YOU. DON'T WORRY, ROBERT, THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU AND TAKE CARE OF YOU. I KNOW. SINCERELY YOURS, WALTER WILSON.))
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((ROBERT LEE EPPS: IT MOTIVATED ME TO CHANGE MY LIFE TO KNOW THAT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM FIVE YEARS OLD TO TEENAGERS CARED ABOUT SOMEONE THEY DIDN'T EVEN MEET.))
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The kids' teacher says the letters have been good for the kids, too. She's seen an improvement in their writing.


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[8E-Pitts-Shooting]


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A police search continues in Pittsylvania county today for the suspect wanted in connection with a double shooting.
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Deputies believe the incident began yesterday as an argument outside some homes in Blairs.
47-year old David Motley was outside when he was shot in the chest, arm and leg.
Deputies say RALPH Motley was reportedly inside his when a bullet hit him in the ankle.
Both men are hospitalized in stable condition.
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[8E-Cressell]


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Another charge may hamper convicted murderer Emmett Cressell, Junior's plans to get out on geriatric parole.
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[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Cressell is serving life in prison for his role in the murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Late last week-- a Grayson County jury convicted Cressell of unlawful wounding and sentenced him to five years in prison on an unrelated charge.
Prosecutors believe that makes it harder for Cressell to secure geriatric parole when he reaches 65.
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[8E-Dinwiddie]


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A Smith Mountain Lake developer may have to take his plans for a condominium complex elsewhere.....
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Developer Ed Waters was set to build condos, a convention center and a restaurant near Bridgewater Plaza and Hales Ford Bridge.
But two residents won lawsuits against county supervisors -- so the rezoning is now null and void.
A judge says the supervisors approved a permit without the proper advertising or plans.
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[8S-Treatment-Plant]


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On the subject of Smith Mountain Lake, it will eventually become a source of drinking water for residents of a Bedford county subdivision.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The county yesterday dedicated a new water filtration plant.. the first of its kind in the state.
The plant will draw water from nearby Smith Mountain Lake, filter and clean it, and then release it to the nearby homes.
Residents there HAD been trucking in water for the last fifteen years because their own wells were inadequate.
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[8E-Orange-Avenue]


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A Roanoke businessman is upset about a proposal to change the name of Orange Avenue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference wants to rename the road after Martin Luther King, Junior.
But the owner of one business wrote a letter to the city, saying he would have to move his business if the road's name changed.
He said naming it after King would give his business the perception that it's located in a black neighborhood.
The S-C-L-C called him a racist.
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[SOT 28:19 tape 2 ///// 2:36:41 tape 1]
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((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: YOU WOULD THINK THAT AS WE ENTER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY THAT THIS TYPE OF MENTALITY WOULD BE NON EXISTENT IN A COLOR-BLIND SOCIETY. BUT OBVIOUSLY THE GENTLEMAN IS A RACIST. PURE AND SIMPLE ///////// MATT WHITCOMB: THEY CAN CALL ME WHAT THEY LIKE. IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A BIT. Scott Goldberg: ARE YOU RACIST? Whitcomb: I HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FOR BLACK AS WHITE AND I HAVE A FAIR NUMBER OF BLACK CLIENTLE JUST LIKE I DO WHITE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC Vice President; 00]
[SUPER=01-Matt Whitcomb/ACS President; 16]
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[VO-NAT]


City Council votes on the name change later this summer. (------------)