[7Switched-Babies]

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Paula Johnson, the mother of one of the little girls switched at birth hopes to settle the custody battle out of court. This come one day after she screamed at members of the families raising her biological daughter after a judge transferred her custody bid to courts in Buena Vista. Paula Johnson said she was upset after Wednesday's court hearing but she knows fighting isn't in the best interests of the two girls. They were switched four years ago at University of Virginia Hospital. .

[7Shortage-Teachers]


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Teachers are in demand and some educators say Virginia needs to do more to get quality teachers.
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Several Virginia schools need more teachers especially in the areas of math, science, and special education.
Dr. Robert Small, Jr. the dean of Education at Radford University says instead of the state increasing teacher salaries to get more people it has lowered its standard by allowing unlicensed teachers to train on the job.
He says that is a bad idea.
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((ROBERT SMALL, JR.:YOU WOULDN'T WANT A DOCTOR OPERATING ON YOU WHO HADN'T STUDIED SURGERY AND DONE AN INTERNSHIP IN A HOSPITAL AND THE REST OF THAT. BUT YOU JUST PICK-UP SOMEBODY AND PUT THEM IN A CLASSROOM AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK. IT DOESN'T WORK))
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Small says that state must increase school funding because with growing number of students soon there will not only be a teacher shortage but a school shortage as well.

[7Clifton-Water-Shortage]


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Clifton Forge residents are now facing mandatory water restrictions.
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The city has restricted outdoor water usage to the hours of 7 and 9 in the evening.
And this includes watering grass,washing cars and filling pools.
Dick Magnifico says the city had noticed an increase in water use among its residents and wanted to be proactive before there was a problem.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: WE LOOKED AT THE WATER CONSUMPTION IN JUNE WHICH WAS UP A 150 THOUSAND GALLONS PER DAY AND THEN WHEN WE GOT INTO JULY THAT USAGE WENT UP TO 25O THOUSNAD GALLONS PER DAY. WE FELT IT WAS PRIMARILY THE RESULT OF HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH HUMIDITY AND PROBABLY A LOT OF OUTDOOR WATERING))
[SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Mgr.]
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Magnifico says the water needs to be conserved in case of a fire emergency to provide water and water pressure for fire hydrants.
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The city also provides water to Alleghany County, but Magnifico says the county will not face water restrictions at this point.

[7E-Carroll-Farmers]


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You have heard about the effects of the drought, but Cabbage growers in parts of Carroll and Patrick counties are actually dealing with the effects of too much rain.
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For most of the growing season farmers have been battling the heat and a lack of rain.
But over the past two weeks the area along the crest of the Blue Ridge has received five to seven inches of rain.
This has caused problems for commercial farmers, like James Light, who has 45- acres of cabbage.
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((JAMES LIGHT/CARROLL CO. FARMER: THE PLANTS ADAPT THEMSELVES TO MORE FEEDER ROOTS AND CABBAGE WILL KEEP GROWING TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT SO THEY ALREADY HAD ROOTS THAT WAS HELPING THEM GROW IN DRY WEATHER AND THEN WHEN IT SET IN AND RAINED, THEY WAS ABLE TO SOAK IN MORE WATER AND THEY TAKE IT ALL UP AND GET BIG, THEY GET TOO BIG.))
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The larger cabbage is almost impossible to sell to the major supermarket chains.
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Today is a perfect start for the weekend with high's in the mid 90's, it'll be mostly sunny with loght winds that help cool things off for the evening temps of high 60's, low 70's. Looking at Saturday it'll be party sunny and breezy with temps in the high 80's and for Saturday night we might see late night showers and high's in the 60's.


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[45E-West]


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A guilty plea from Norvell West the third.
That means he won't face a trial for on charges he settoff a pipe bomb at his own home last year.
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A bomb went off beneath West's truck behind his home in South Roanoke in September.
When A-T-F agents questioned West, they determined it was the latest in a number of incidents staged to look like violent attacks against him. HE blamed a former lover.
West was indicted on four counts- -including: possession of a pipe bomb and making false statements to investigators.
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He'll most likely admit to just one felony.



[45Shortage-Teachers]


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Teachers are in demand and some educators say Virginia needs to do more to get QUALITY educators.
Several Virginia schools
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need more teachers especially in the areas of math, science, and special education.
Dr. Robert Small, Jr. the dean of Education at Radford University says instead of the state increasing teacher salaries to get more people it has lowered its standard by allowing unlicensed teachers to train on the job.
He says that's a bad idea.
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((ROBERT SMALL, JR.:YOU WOULDN'T WANT A DOCTOR OPERATING ON YOU WHO HADN'T STUDIED SURGERY AND DONE AN INTERNSHIP IN A HOSPITAL AND THE REST OF THAT. BUT YOU JUST PICK-UP SOMEBODY AND PUT THEM IN A CLASSROOM AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK. IT DOESN'T WORK))
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Small says that state must increase school funding because with growing number of students soon there will not only be a teacher shortage but a school shortage as well.

[45E-City-Water]


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Water conservation officers are patrolling the streets of Roanoke today ready to issue warnings to violators of the city's new mandatory water restrictions.
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The city has banned all non- essential use of water, and yesterday the patrols hit the streets in search of residents who were unaware or simply ignoring the conservation plan.
While most houses appeared to be in compliance, at least one South Roanoke residence had three sprinklers soaking the shrubbery.
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((IF I SEE A VIOLATOR, I TRY TO EDUCATE THEM. I HAVE SOME HANDOUTS TO GIVE THEM ON WHAT THE MANDATORY RESTRICTIONS ARE. SOME TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE WATER AND TRY TO GET ACROSS TO THEM THE IMPORTANCE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO SAVE BECAUSE IT IS A BAD SITUATION.))
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The water conservation officers are planning random patrols, around the clock, in all of the city's neighborhoods.
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[45E-Carroll-Farmers]


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It's not too little but too much rain that hurting some cabbage farmers in parts of Carroll and Patrick counties.

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For most of the growing season farmers have been battling the heat and a lack of rain.
But over the past two weeks the area along the crest of the Blue Ridge has received five to seven inches of rain.
This has caused problems for commercial farmers, like James Light, who has 45- acres of cabbage.
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((JAMES LIGHT/CARROLL CO. FARMER: THE PLANTS ADAPT THEMSELVES TO MORE FEEDER ROOTS AND CABBAGE WILL KEEP GROWING TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT SO THEY ALREADY HAD ROOTS THAT WAS HELPING THEM GROW IN DRY WEATHER AND THEN WHEN IT SET IN AND RAINED, THEY WAS ABLE TO SOAK IN MORE WATER AND THEY TAKE IT ALL UP AND GET BIG, THEY GET TOO BIG.))
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The larger cabbage is almost impossible to sell to the major supermarket chains.
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Mostly sunny, hot, and more humid today, with highs in the mid 90s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows around 70.
The five day outlook is partly sunny...with the possibility of showers over the weekend.
Highs will cool off into the 80s...lows in the 60s.

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[8Teacher-Shortage]


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It's becoming more difficult to recruit teachers in Virginia, especially for math, science, and special education.
As Joy Sutton reports, many educators are worried about what the teacher shortage will mean for students.
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(( This is a class in the College of Education at Radford University.
But only a couple of the students in this class are planning on being teachers.
Mary Allison Fitzgerald is one of them but she says many students are turned off from the profession because of the low pay.
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((MARY ALLISON FITZGERALD/RADFORD STUDENT: THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY. WHO WOULD WANT TO GO IN TEACH BUSINESS IN A HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL WHEN YOU CAN GO INTO MARKETING AND BUSINESS AND BE PAID 40-THOUSAND STARTING OFF.))
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The average salary for a teacher in Virginia with a bachelors degree starts around 25-thousand dollars and reaches 40-thousand only after more than 25 years of service.
And the increase in the number of school aged children and the lowering of retirement age for teachers from 55 to 50 are also factors in the shortage.
Dr. Robert Small, Jr., the dean of education at Radford says one of the ways the state is filling that gap - is by allowing unlicensed teachers to train on the job.
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((DR. ROBERT SMALL, JR./RADFORD UNIVERSITY: A PERSON WITH NO REAL PREPARATION ON HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH WOULD BE GIVEN ENGLISH CLASSES TO TEACH AT HIGH SCHOOL AND THEN TAKE SOME COURSE WORK AT NIGHT AND ON THE WEEKENDS.))
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And Small says this a bad idea because these teachers are unprepared and this impacts the quality of education that students receive.
And many of these teachers leave after one or two years.
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((ROBERT SMALL, JR/RADFORD UNIVERSITY: I DON'T THINK VERY MANY PARENTS WANT THEIR CHILDREN TAUGHT BY SOMEONE WHO HASN'T ANY IDEA ABOUT HOW CHILDREN LEARN. HOW TO MAKE LEARNING MEANINGFUL, HOW TO STRUCTURE THINGS SO THAT IT WORKS))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: SMALL SAYS THERE IS NOT ONLY A TEACHER SHORTAGE BUT A SCHOOL SHORTAGE AS WELL. HE SAYS HUNDREDS OF NEW SCHOOL WILL OPEN TO HOUSE THE INCREASING NUMBER OF STUDENTS. JOY SUTTON, NEWS-7))
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[8Clifton-Water-Shortage]


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Roanoke isn't the ONLY city cutting back on its water usage...
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Clifton Forge has restricted outdoor water usage to the hours of 7 and 9 in the evening.
And this includes watering grass,washing cars and filling pools.
Dick Magnifico says the city had noticed an increase in water use among its residents and wanted to be proactive before there was a problem.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: WE LOOKED AT THE WATER CONSUMPTION IN JUNE WHICH WAS UP A 150 THOUSAND GALLONS PER DAY AND THEN WHEN WE GOT INTO JULY THAT USAGE WENT UP TO 25O THOUSNAD GALLONS PER DAY. WE FELT IT WAS PRIMARILY THE RESULT OF HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH HUMIDITY AND PROBABLY A LOT OF OUTDOOR WATERING))
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Magnifico says the water needs to be conserved in case of a fire emergency to provide water and water pressure for fire hydrants.
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The city also provides water to Alleghany County, but Magnifico says the county will not face water restrictions at this point.

[8E-Death-Penalty]


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Many Virginians are card- carrying organ donors...
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But now there's a new card to carry in your wallet-- which could save the life of your KILLER.
Death penalty opponents are handing them out.
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((KATHLEEN KENNEY/CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RICHMOND: IT'S NOT A FAITH STATEMENT PER SE. IT'S MORE OF A BELIEF THAT WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE SHOULD BE KILLED IN OUR NAME.))
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The Declaration of Life Card declares that the card-carrier's killer should NOT be executed for the crime, "not matter how heinous" it was.
There is NO state law binding prosecutors, judges, or juries on the matter.




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Let's take one more look at your Friday forecast..
Mostly sunny and hot again today, with highs near 95.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows around 70.
The five day forecast gradually cools off...with scattered showers possible tomorrow and Sunday.
Highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.
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7-BIRTHDAYS [2-BIRTHDAYS!] 7/10/99
Monday:

[SUPER=130-7/Jenna Gregory/Wytheville]
[SUPER=130-89/Virginia Campbell/Madison Heights]
[SUPER=130-60/Mary Jo Burris/Salem]
[SUPER=130-1/Taylor Morris/Clifton Forge]