[7S-Danville-Suspect]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[TAPE#=99-23 37:44]
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Danville police say they have a suspect in the shooting death of a 24-year old man last month.
And they're offering up to one-thousand dollars for information leading to his capture.
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[VO-NAT]


Police are looking for 29-year old Harry Lee Fuller Junior in connection with the shooting of Fabian Wimbush last month.
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Authorities say an argument that started outside a convenience store ended several blocks away, where Wimbush died of a gunshot wound the leg.
Authorities believe Fuller may still be in the area. If you have any information, contact Danville police.
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[7S-Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-13 38:05]
[GRAPHIC=Tommy Strickler]


The U-S Supreme Court has cleared the way for the execution of Tommy David Strickler.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./File Tape]


The high court ruled yesterday that prosecutors did "not" violate Strickler's rights by withholding evidence during his 1990 trial.
Strickler was convicted of the abduction, robbery and murder of Roanoke native Leann Whitlock.
His lawyers had argued that inconsistent statements an eyewitness gave to police might have made a difference with the jury.
No new execution date has been set.
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[7E-Woods-End]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-26 13:38]
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The latest plans for a new south county high school have been approved by the Roanoke County School Board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The architects presented their design development plans for the high school to be placed on the Woods End property on Farmington Drive.
And they are close to finalizing the plans...with a few adjustments.
Roanoke County Assistant Superintendent Marty Robison says they have been working closely with the community on the plan.
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((MARTY ROBISON/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT:WE'RE TRYING TO LOOK AND MEASURE THAT WE PRESERVE THE BOUNDARIES LINE AROUND THE EDGE AND GIVE THE PEOPLE AS MUCH PRIVACY AS WE POSSIBLY CAN))
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Construction on the site is scheduled to begin next spring.

[7E-Bedford-Addresses]


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[TAPE#=99-19 43:41]
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Bedford County residents hope the third time's the charm...
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[VO-NAT]
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when it comes to addresses.
Some residents are about to get their third address in just 2 years.
The county started naming streets - instead of just going by numbers - to facilitate the emergency 9-1-1 system 2 years ago. But the original group hired by the county got some of the numbers wrong--so a new company has been hired to straighten out the mistakes.
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The County hopes to have everything in order by late summer or early fall.

[7S-ITT]


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At this time tomorrow workers might be getting ready to strike ... if ITT and its union can't make a deal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July]

[from 98-39 or 6:00 edit tape]
The I-U-E union that represents more than 600-workers is talking to management.
The company says they've been negotiating for two weeks.
The union's four-year contract expires at midnight on Friday.
Typically, talks between the union and I-T-T last up to the deadline.
One union member says the dispute is over benefits.
A union spokesman says it's still too early to say if the workers will strike if they don't get a deal.
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Your Friday forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the low to mid 70's. Clear and cool tonight with lows in the upper forties to low fifties.
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[SUPER=#555;][7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/19/99


Saturday:

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[SUPER=130-12/Krystle Mayberry/Danville]



[SUPER=130-69/Herbert Hope/Danville]



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No Pictures:

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[Super=@Melanie1][45Commandments]



[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#99-25 28:05]
[GRAPHIC=Juvenile Crime]


Schools will be able to post the Ten Commandments -- under a measure passed by the House yesterday.
Lawmakers have approved an amendment that would let states decide whether to put up the Ten Commandments in schools and other government buildings.
The measure is part of a juvenile crime bill.
Joy Sutton has local reaction.
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[IN Q=The House]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; 00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 24]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Hughes/School Security Committee; 30]
[SUPER=01-David Smith/Parent; 44]
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/ACLU; 1:09]
[SUPER=@joy1; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=News 7]

(( The House voted by an overwhelming majority - 248 to 180 - to permit the states the opportunity to decide if their schools and government buildings should post the ten commandments.
Two out of three of our local representatives also voted in favor of the measure.
Democrat Virgil Goode and Republican Bob Goodlatte voted for it...and Democrat Rick Boucher was against it.
But one local resident who's on the Roanoke County School Security committee says this is a quick fix to a much bigger problem...and really wouldn't have an impact.
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[SOT 1:01:50]
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((NANCY HUGHES:IT'S BASICALLY A TOKEN TO TRY AND HELP CURB BUT I DON'T REALLY SEE IT AS A WORKING TOOL IN A SCHOOL))
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But David Smith..says it would help to reinforce the values he and other parents have tried to teach their children...and may cause some students to think before committing a violent act.
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[SOT 04:52:44]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((DAVID SMITH/PARENT: I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA..I THINK AGAIN KIDS AND PARENTS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM A GOOD MORAL STANDING. THIS IS JUST ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO REINFORCE SOME OF THE TRAINING THE PARENTS TRY TO GIVE THEIR CHILDREN AT HOME))
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Kent Willis with the A-C-L-U says it's this is not the way to address the problem because it goes against the ideals of separation of church and state.
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((KENT WILLIS/ACLU: THE HOUSE IS OFF THE MARK. THEY'RE PUTTING US BACK 100 YEARS.. IN TERMS OF WHAT CHURCH AND STATE MEANS))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER:THE TEN COMMANDMENTS MEASURE COULD STILL BE DEFEATED. IT'S PART OF THE JUVENILE CRIME BILL..AND THAT ENTIRE BILL HAS TO PASS. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7))
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[45E-81-Widening]


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[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-28 2:07:41]
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It will be several years before it happens, but more lanes will be added to the section of Interstate 81 that runs through the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


V-DOT has allotted 21-million-dollars toward widening a 16 mile stretch of 81, beginning just south of Wildwood Road in Roanoke County and extending to two miles north of Exit 1-50 in Botetourt County.
V-DOT has also funded two projects for widening the interstate in Montgomery County.

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In Blacksburg Dozens gathered to remember the founding dean of Virginia Tech's Vet school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Yesterday's ceremony was held along the Huckleberry Trail.
That's where the Rotary Club along with the town and university have teamed up to erect a memorial park in honor of Richard Talbot.
In the early 1970's-- Talbot was instrumental in helping create the vet school and was named its founding dean in 1974.
Five years ago-- he died in a plane crash but his contributions haven't been forgotten.
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[IN Q=He was ]

((BILL ELLENBOGEN/ROTARY CLUB MEMBER: HE WAS A WARM, CARING PERSON....VERY DEDICATED...AND THAT'S WHY THERE'S A VET SCHOOL AT TECH.))
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[VO-NAT]


The gazebo was donated and built by students at Blacksburg high school.
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Taking a break from the news to look at the Friday forecast...
Mostly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 70s.
Clear and chilly overnight, with lows around 50.
The five day outlook calls for a mix of sunshine and clouds and more showers possible by Sunday.
Highs in the mid 70s and lows 80s..lows near 60.
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[Super=@Melanie1][8E-Plaza-Court]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#99-12 2:01:36]
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After alleging that she was raped, a 19- year- old woman says she was forced out of her apartment BECAUSE of the incident.
Scott Goldberg spoke with her AND her landlord, and has the story.
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[SUPER=@Scott1; :45]
[SUPER=01-David Nixon/Attorney; 1:33]
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((JESSICA WOOD: I GUESS HE THOUGHT IT WAS MY FAULT. BUT IT WASN'T MY FAULT. I COULDN'T HELP THE SITUATION.))
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Jessica Wood wants people to know what happened to her after she told police she'd been raped.
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((JESSICA WOOD: HE SAID, WELL, WE NEED YOU OUT OF HERE BY TODAY. AND I SAID OK, I'LL BE OUT OF HERE TODAY.))
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She's talking about Paul Flegas, the man who owns Plaza Court on Williamson Road.
Jessica had been living at the hotel for a month.
But after she told police a man holding a gun to her head raped her there, she said Flegas kicked her out.
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[IN Q=he said]

((JESSICA WOOD: HE SAID HE DIDN'T WANT THAT STUFF GOING ON AROUND HERE AND HE DIDN'T WANT THE PUBLICITY. Scott Goldberg: He didn't want bad publicity? JESSICA: YES. Scott: That's what he said? JESSICA. YEAH. HE TOLD MY MOTHER THE SAME THING.))
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[standup]
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: PAUL FLEGAS TURNED DOWN SEVERAL REQUESTS TO TALK TO US ON CAMERA. BUT WE DID TALK TO HIM ON THE PHONE. AND EVEN IF SOMEBODY FOLLOWED JESSICA BACK HERE ... EVEN IF SHE WAS RAPED AT GUNPOINT ... HE TOLD US SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN HER ROOM. ))
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But Flegas later changed his story.
In a second phone conversation, he said he only SUGGESTED that Jessica find another place to live...
And that she misunderstood him.
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[SOT 54:11]
[IN Q=he kicked]

((Scott Goldberg: He kicked you out? JESSICA: UH-HUH. Scott: He didn't give you a choice? JESSICA: NO. Scott: He didn't simply say he thought it would be better for you if you moved in with your parents? JESSCIA: NO. HE DIDN'T SAY THAT.))
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Either way, legally, it looks like Flegas did not do anything wrong.
David Nixon is an expert on landlord-tenant law.
He said apartment landlords have to go to court to evict tenants... but hotel owners can evict for almost any reason.

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[SOT 1:02:54]
[IN Q=hotels]

((DAVID NIXON/LAWYER: HOTELS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THAT RESTRICTION, SO THEY HAVE A LOT MORE IN TERMS OF RIGHTS AND HOW THEY CAN EVICT THEIR GUESTS.))
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Paul Flegas told us, after he found out we were doing this story, that Jessica would be welcomed back at Plaza Court if she wanted to live there again....
An offer she won't even consider. [STANDUP -- TO EDIT]
Roanoke police have not arrested anyone in connection with Jessica's story.
And they say before this, there haven't been any major problems at Plaza Court.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
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[8E-Moore]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-14]
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For a while, it looked like a group of Danville high school seniors was going to have to repeat the 12th grade...

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


But that changed thanks to the efforts of Allan Moore, a former George Washington High School student who's returned for three years to oversee a tutoring program.
The program matches seniors and alumni with failing students to help them graduate.
So far, 22 students have gotten their diplomas because of the extra help.
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[SOT 16:08:47 - 16:09:01]
[IN Q=The attitude completely changes.]

((ALLAN MOORE: THE ATTITUDE COMPLETELY CHANGES. THAT'S THE MOST AMAZING THING ABOUT THE PROGRAM IS THE STUDENT WHO COMES TO US, HOW THEY RELATE TO US AND HOW THEY APPROACH THEIR SCHOOLWORK AND THEN THE STUDENT WHO LEAVES: EXCITED, PROUD OF GRADUATING, LOOKING FORWARD TO WHATEVER THEY'RE GOING TO DO. IT'S AMAZING.))
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[OUT Q=they're going to do. It's amazing.]
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[VO-NAT]


12 George Washington seniors who were tutored will graduate this weekend.
Moore is going on to medical school this fall, but the program will continue.
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Turning your attention now to weather--
We'll wrap up the work week with mostly sunny skies today and unseasonably cool highs in the lower 70s.
Clear and chilly tonight, with lows cooling to near 50.
The extended forecast is partly cloudy for tomorrow...with scattered showers possible on Sunday.
Highs ranging from the mid 70s to low 80s...lows staying around 60.
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