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It'll be another cool day with some drizzle. the temperatures will be in the mid 60's. Tonight the temperatures will drop slightly, with rain likely, high's in the 50's/low 60's. Tomorrow will be more of the same with clouds and a bit cooler with temperatures in the low to mid 60's. Tomorrow night there is a chance of rain, high's in the mid 50's.

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[7S-L'burg-Murder]


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The search continues for a gunman who forced his way into a Lynchburg home Sunday night and shot and killed a man inside.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Sunday Night]


A masked gunman burst through the door of the Stuart Street home and fired several shots at 26-year old Morris Anthony in front of a mother and her 8-year-old son.
Authorities have "not" released a possible motive.
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[7S-Banks]


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Back in spring of last year, northwest Roanoke experienced a rash of fires.
After having being locked up for more than year to undergo psychiatric evaulation.
David Lamont Banks- one of the people charged with arson plead guilty yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 7, 1998]


He admitted starting the fire last year that burned 103-year old Gertrude Jumper out of her home on Harrison Avenue.
Banks actually set fire to the vacant house next door- -planning to sit on the porch across the street and watch the fire trucks arrive.
But the fire spread to Jumper's home and did extensive damage.
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Banks will be sentenced in September. Co-defendent Robert Lee Jones is set for trial later this month.

[7E-Fleming-Principal]


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For the last five months William Fleming High school in Roanoke has been searching for a principal.
In most instances the selection process is done with little to no input from students and parents
But last night the Roanoke city school district took a different appoarch.
Kate (Y-daw) Weidaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Superintendent; :16]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Lee/Junior Class Vice President; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dwayne Willams/Junior; :48]
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((Faculty, parents, and students filled the cafeteria at William Fleming to ask questions of the two final candidates for principal. Roanoke City's Superintendent says he wanted to make everyone a part of the decision making process.
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((DR. WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SUPERINTENDENT:THEY'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH THE TWO CANDIDATES AND GIVE ME THEIR FEEDBACK ABOUT WHAT THEY THOUGHT)) [RUNS:00]
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After each candidate introduced themselves, they were asked several questions involving curriculum, student activities, and discipline. Students like Sarah Lee say they're proud to be a part of the decision making process.
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((SARAH LEE/JUNIOR CLASS VICE PRESIDENT: ALOT OF SCHOOLS DON'T GET THIS OPPORTUNITY AND FOR THEM TO ASK US TO COME AND BE APART OF THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US.)) [RUNS:00]
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Some say they came to the meeting to make sure the new principal will spend time with the students - not just during school hours.
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((DWAYNE WILLIAMS/JUNIOR: WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE STUDENTS, STAFF, AND PARENTS. SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO SPEND MORE TIME HERE THaN 8:30 IN THE MORNING TO 2:40 IN THE AFTERNOON.)) [RUNS:00]
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[Stand-up] Superintendent Docotr Harris will be taking all of the imput from the meeting and will make his final decision sometime soon. Kate Weidaw News 7.))

[7S-Passenger-Rail]


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If you are tried of the driving the busy interstate, you might soon find yourself hoping the train.
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A newly- released study recommends expanding passenger train service between Bristol and Washington, D.C. and between Roanoke and Richmond.
Officials are asking the state to come up with nine million dollars to improve railroad tracks between 19 cities on the new route.
They say the system would ultimately pay for itself by tapping into new markets.
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((LEO BEVON/DEPT. RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: SO WE FEEL THAT THERE'S A TREMENDOUS TOURIST MARKET THAT COULD BE TAPPED INTO, TRAIN SERVICE IN THIS CORRIDOR, WHICH WE FEEL IS NOT WELL-SERVED BY THE AUTOMOBILE. PARTICULARLY FOREIGN TOURISTS WHO ARE GOING TO BE HERE FOR MORE THAN JUST A DAY OR TWO DAYS.))
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Bevon (BEE-vun) says Amtrak likely would be contracted to handle the new passenger rail.
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It'll be another cool day with some drizzle. the temperatures will be in the mid 60's. Tonight the temperatures will drop slightly, with rain likely, high's in the 50's/low 60's. Tomorrow will be more ofthe same with clouds and a bit cooler with temperatures in the low to mid 60's. Tomorrow night there is a chance of rain, high's in the mid 50's.

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/14/99
Wednesday:
Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-11/Bradley Reed/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-17/Curtis Hall/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-30/Gary Young/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-1/Tyler Huffman/Moneta]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-46/Patricia Plunkett/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-/Gusta Morris/Snow Creek]



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[45E-PCB-Study]


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Virginians will now have more knowledge about possible toxins in state rivers.
For nine years, Virginia collected scientific samples from rivers.
Then, Governor Doug Wilder's administration eliminated the program.
Governor George Allen's administration locked the toxic data in a firebox and stored it away.
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Then, pollution in the Staunton River came to light, and Halifax Delegate Ted Bennett requested a probe.
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Yesterday the General Assembly's audit agency reported its findings from the Department of Environmental Quality.


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((DEL. TAYLOE MURPHY/D-WESTMORELAND CO.: I DON'T THINK WE KNEW THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY...DISCONTINUING THIS PROGRAM.)) ((DENNIS TREACY/DEQ DIRECTOR: MANY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THEY HAVE MADE TO YOU TODAY WE HAVE ALREADY BEGUN AND WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP.))
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The Gilmore administration is now promising that all data it has on pollution in state rivers will be put in databases that other agencies and the public can access.
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[45E-Spangler]


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The Giles County Commonwealth's attorney will not lose his job.
Garland Spangler had been in danger of losing his law license after a state bar investigation into misconduct.
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[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/File Tape;]


Yesterday morning, a three judge panel granted Spangler's request for a "public reprimand" in order to avoid a trial.
The investigation found that since taking office Spangler has missed the speedy trial deadline in two cases.
In two other instances he failed to file the paperwork required to bring out a suspects prior record-- which helps ensure tougher sentences.
Spangler's attorney, Roberts Moore, indicated his client was NOT incompetent saying the paperwork was simply overlooked.
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((ROBERTS MOORE/SPANGLER'S ATTORNEY: HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE BEHIND EVERYONE AND IT WON'T LINGER IN GILES COUNTY.))
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A public reprimand means that anyone who contacts the state bar will be told about the investigation and the outcome.
Spangler is running for re-election.

[45E-Lewis]


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Another day of testimony for a Lewis Gale physician who faces charges of falsifying her tax returns.
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Dr. Verna Lewis is also charged with fabricating documents and soliciting people to lie before a grand jury.
In court yesterday, prosecutors questioned hospital officials and the doctor's office manager about financial transactions, and her business expenses.
Both sides in the case say they're under a gag order and can't speak to the media until the trial is over.
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[45S-City-Water]


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The steady rain has been a welcome change in western Virginia.... But will it be enough to end Roanoke's water restrictions?
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


More than an inch of rain has fallen in the Carvins Cove watershed during the last 24 hours.
And yesterday afternoon, water was flowing from Catawba Creek into one of the tunnels that feeds Roanoke's main reservoir.
But The rainfall isn't expected to a major impact on the city's water problem, but it may help to slow the rate at which the water level is falling.
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Turning now to the forecast...
Cloudy and cool today, with some patchy drizzle.
Highs only in the mid 60s.
Rain likely tonight, with cool easterly winds keeping lows in the upper 50s and low 60s.
The extended forecast is calling for more clouds tomorrow...with highs nearing 70...warmer though by Thursday and Friday with highs reaching the 80s under partly to mostly sunny skies.

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He is charged with setting a string fires in northwest Roanoke last spring. AFter being locked up for than a year to undergo psychiatric evaluation...David Lamont Banks has plead guilty to arson.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 7, 1998]


He admitted starting the fire last year that burned 103-year old Gertrude Jumper out of her home on Harrison Avenue.
Banks actually set fire to the vacant house next door- -planning to sit on the porch across the street and watch the fire trucks arrive.
But the fire spread to Jumper's home and did extensive damage.
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Banks will be sentenced in September. Co-defendent Robert Lee Jones is set for trial later this month.

[8S-L'burg-Murder]


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Authories are still trying to find the person responsible for shooting and killing a man in Lynchburg Sunday night

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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Sunday Night]


A masked gunman burst through the door of the Stuart Street home and fired several shots at 26-year old Morris Anthony in front of a mother and her 8-year-old son.
Authorities have "not" released a possible motive.
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You may not have to contend with all the congestion on the interstates anymore, instead you will be able to hop a train.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A newly- released study recommends expanding passenger train service between Bristol and Washington, D.C. and between Roanoke and Richmond.
Officials are asking the state to come up with nine million dollars to improve railroad tracks between 19 cities on the new route.
They say the system would ultimately pay for itself by tapping into new markets.
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((LEO BEVON/DEPT. RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: SO WE FEEL THAT THERE'S A TREMENDOUS TOURIST MARKET THAT COULD BE TAPPED INTO, TRAIN SERVICE IN THIS CORRIDOR, WHICH WE FEEL IS NOT WELL-SERVED BY THE AUTOMOBILE. PARTICULARLY FOREIGN TOURISTS WHO ARE GOING TO BE HERE FOR MORE THAN JUST A DAY OR TWO DAYS.))
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Bevon (BEE-vun) says Amtrak likely would be contracted to handle the new passenger rail.
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A massive new chip mill is about to go on-line in Dickenson County.
The lumber business will be owned by Pittston Coal Company.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Company owns three-quarters of the county.
So yesterday, Dickenson County activists who oppose the mill took their case to Richmond.

[SUPER=04-Virginia Forest Watch]


The protesters say clear-cutting operations, like this one in Washington County, could ruin the environment.
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[SOT 12:30:02]
[IN Q=After that]

((KENNETH MULLINS/RETIRED PITTSTON COAL MINER: AFTER THAT TIMBER'S BEEN CUT, THE STREAMS HAS BEEN ALL CLOGGED UP, AND THE BEAUTY IS ALL GONE, IT'S TOO LATE TO PUT IN THE SAFETY RULES.))
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((JOSHUA LIEF/DEP. COMMERCE SECRETARY: THE TENDENCY OF THE LARGER COMPANIES IS TO FOLLOW THE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. PEOPLE HAVE SAID 100-THOUSAND ACRES IS UP FOR HARVESTING. ASSUMING THAT'S DONE OVER TIME AND WITH BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, IT DOES NOT CONCERN ME.THE FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY IS THE LEADING AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Mullins/Retired Pittston Coal Miner; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Joshua Lief/Dep. Commerce Secretary; :10 ]
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Chip mill opponents say Governor Jim Gilmore seems uninterested in their concerns.
Gilmore's accepted more than 78- thousand dollars in political donations from Pittston.
A legislative committee spend two years studying the environmental impact of logging in Virginia.
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Western Virginia is welcoming the rain...but is it enough to help Roanoke's water shortage?
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


More than an inch of rain has fallen in the Carvins Cove watershed during the last 24 hours.
And yesterday afternoon, water was flowing from Catawba Creek into one of the tunnels that feeds Roanoke's main reservoir.
Today's rainfall isn't expected to a major impact on the city's water problem, but it may help to slow the rate at which the water level is falling.
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Taking a break from the news to check weather...
Staying cloudy and cool again today, with highs near 65.
Rain re- developing tonight, with lows near 60.
Lingering clouds for tomorrow...otherwise, the extended forecast includes partly to mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures in the 80s for highs.

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