[7Orange-Ave]

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Should the name of Orange Avenue be changed to Martin Luther King ?
The proposal brought out hard feelings at last nights Roanoke planning commission as they heard from all sides- and decided on its recommendation.
The final decision turned out to be a surprise. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[IN Q=the people]
[SUPER=01-Carson Hurley/Orange Avenue Business Owner; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :06]
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Davis Bethel/Supporter; :24]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC; :54]
[SUPER=19-Kate/Weidaw; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=Kate Weidaw N7]

((((CARSON HURLEY/ORANGE AVENUE BUSINESSOWNER: THE PEOPLE DON'T WANT IT THE BLACKS DON'T WANT IT THE WHITES DON'T WANT IT BUT THE COMMISSION THEY WANT IT))
Carson Hurley a business owner along Orange Avenue he says he and other businesses can't afford the cost of changing signs and letter heads. Several residents and businessnessowners agreed with him. Supporters of the change like Evelyn Davis Bethel were shocked to see so much opposition.
((EVELYN DAVIS BETHEL/SUPPORTER: ROANOKE HAS TO STAND UP AND BRAG ABOUT BEING THE ALL AMERICAN CITY FIVE TIMES BUT HERE WE ARE QUARRLYING OVER THE NAME OF THE STREET WHICH IS REPRESTIVE.))
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference thought up the idea of the name change, they say concerns about money are just an excuse.
((JEFF ARTIS/SCLC: I THINK THE BUSINESSES IN ORANGE AVENUE WERE USING THE COST TO HIDE THEIR RACISUM HERE TONIGHT.))
But to the surprise of many the planning commission took their own approach by recommending to the city council adopt a dual name of Orange Avenue slash Martin Luther King Avenue.
[Standup]

The president of the SCLC said she came to tears during the meeting tonight because she didn't know there was so much racism in Roanoke. The final decision will be made by the city council. Kate Weidaw News 7. ))

[7School-Projects]


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The road to a new south county high school has been a bumpy one, as the county has searched for a site and wrestled with the financing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


And it appears more difficult decisions are ahead.
The estimated cost of the high school is now at least five point seven million dollars over budget.
Add four and half million dollars more for the Glenvar Middle School project, and the pricetag for school improvements is climbing fast.
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[IN Q=the firts three]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE FIRST THREE PROJECTS, THAT BEING CLEARBROOK, BONSACK AND BURLINGTON HAVE ALL COME IN ON BUDGET AND ON TIME AND NOW TO HAVE ONE PROJECT OVER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS, ANOTHER FOUR OR FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IS A LITTLE DEPRESSING.))
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[OUT Q=a little depressing]
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Johnson says he remains confident that the high school will be built, but with cost estimates rising, it now appears that all of those projects will be re-evaluated.
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[7E-Planned-Parenthood]


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Planned Parenthood in Lynchburg is moving to a new, larger facility.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; ]

The Lynchburg Center is now at 2138 Langhorne Square -- a more secluded location with a private entrance. The new building is bigger, offering more medical services to patients. Planned Parenthood is also hiring a Community Educator to coordinate teen pregnancy prevention education and other services in the greater Lynchburg area.
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It'll be a little warmer than yesterday, but we'll see cloudy skies with a chance of rain. temperatures will be in upper 60's. Tonight there will patchy drizzle and a light wind with temperatures in the low 60's. Tomorrow will mostly cloudy with a slight breeze and tempeatures in the upper 60's/ low 70's. Tmorrow night will have lingering clouds high's in the 50's/low 60's.


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/15/99
Thursday:

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[SUPER=130-1/Caleb Young/Radford]



[SUPER=130-7/Brittany Young/Blue Grass]



[SUPER=130-1/Jake MtCassell/Salem]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Aleise Matherly/Sago]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=131-53/Shirley Peavey/Floyd]



[SUPER=131-22/Christy West/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-49/Elvie Zaldivar/North Carolina]



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[45E-Howard]


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[GRAPHIC=Clyde Howard Jr.]


A Henry County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing another man in the presence of a child.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Clyde Howard Junior showed little emotion as he was sentenced to two life terms and 83 years in prison.
He pleaded no contest to shooting 56-year old James Taylor in the head, as Taylor sat in his pickup with his two-year old granddaughter.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 1998;]


Howard was captured after a six-day manhunt last December.
Today, Howard apologized to Taylor's family in a statement, read by his lawyer. [family hugging after trial]
Taylor's family members said they were relieved to have the sentencing behind them.
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[SOT 15:35:34 - :41]
[IN Q=I think that he got]

((NANCY TAYLOR/JAMES TAYLOR'S WIFE: I THINK THAT HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED AND I'M JUST GLAD THAT HE'LL NEVER BE ON THE STREETS AGAIN TO PUT ANOTHER FAMILY THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
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[OUT Q=what we have gone through.]
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[VO-NAT]


Howard has said he plans to write his autobiography in prison.
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[45E-West]


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Norvell West the third admist he lied to authorities but not about who place a pipe bomb under his truck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


He told The A-T-F he believed it was a woman he had an affair with who planted the bomb ... a woman- -he'd been trying to tell authorities for weeks- was out to get him.
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[SOT 10:10:20]
[IN Q=He had to justify]

((HE HAD TO JUSTIFY THE AFFAIR TO HIS FAMILY, SAYING THE GIRLFRIEND'S EXTORTING AND BLACKMAILING HIM. AND THAT'S WHEN THESE EVENTS STARTED TO OCCUR- -THE WINDSHIELD, SHOOTING INTO THE HOUSE AND FINALLY THE PIPE BOMB.)) ((...ALL OF WHICH WERE REAL INCIDENTS CAUSED BY SOMEONE ELSE. MR. WEST'S ERROR AND THE CRIME WAS HE DID NOT KNOW WHO DID IT, BUT HE ACTED AS IF HE DID AND DIRECTED THE POLICE TOWARD HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND WHEN IN FACT HE DID NOT HAVE THAT PROOF.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[SUPER=01-David Damico/West's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=have that proof.]
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[V/O-NAT]
West will undergo additional psychiatric testing before he's sentenced in October.
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[45E-Power-Line]


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Bland County was the latest to enter the fray over A-E-P's latest powerline proposal.
More than two dozen spoke during yesterday's public hearing.
And as Teresa Hamilton reports, none of them favors the project.
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[SUPER=01-Brenda Blankenship/Power Line Opponent; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bland; :13]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Dodson/Power Line Opponent; :]
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesman; :]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:05]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Bland.]


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Let's take a moment now to look over the mid - week forecast.
Cloudy skies, with a chance of light rain and highs around 70.
Patchy drizzle lingering overnight, with light winds and lows in the lower 60s.
The five day outlook is gradually warmer and drier....with partly cloudy skies ahead tomorrow...highs eventually reaching the low to mid 80s...lows in the mid 60s.


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[8Stewart]


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After a Pembroke man was released from a West Virginia hospital Monday--he was arresteed and charged with murder.

Michael Stewart is accused of beating Donna Jennings of Pineville, West Virginia, to death and stealing a cash register on May 31st.
Stewart was injured in a police pursuit following the incident.
He faces murder and aggravated robbery charges, as well as three counts of attempted murder of a police officer.

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He showed little emotion yesterday at his sentencing. But now Clyde Howard Junior who murdered a man will spend the rest of his life in prision.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Howard is responsible for killing a Henry County man in front his young grandaughter. He was sentenced to two life terms and 83 years in prison.
He pleaded no contest to shooting 56-year old James Taylor in the head, as Taylor sat in his pickup with his two-year old granddaughter.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./December 1998;]


Howard was captured after a six-day manhunt last December.
Yesterday, Howard apologized to Taylor's family in a statement, read by his lawyer. [family hugging after trial]
Taylor's family members said they were relieved to have the sentencing behind them.
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[SOT 15:35:34 - :41]
[IN Q=I think that he got]

((NANCY TAYLOR/JAMES TAYLOR'S WIFE: I THINK THAT HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED AND I'M JUST GLAD THAT HE'LL NEVER BE ON THE STREETS AGAIN TO PUT ANOTHER FAMILY THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Taylor/James Taylor's Wife;]
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[OUT Q=what we have gone through.]
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[8E-County-Schools]


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[TAPE#=99-15 1:43:14]
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Raonoke County is facing major problems with school constructions. The cost estimates for two projects have risen, and are now millions of dollars higher than county officials had expected.
Joe Dashiell has more on the story...
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[IN Q=The road to a new south county high school]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Johnson; :24]
[SUPER=01-Marion Roark/School Board Chairman; :42]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((The road to a new south county high school has been a bumpy one, as the county has searched for a site and wrestled with the financing.
And it appears more difficult decisions are ahead.
The estimated cost of the high school is now at least five point seven million dollars more than budgeted.
Add four and half million dollars more for the Glenvar Middle School project, and the pricetag for school improvements is climbing fast.
[SOT]
[IN Q=The first three projects]

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE FIRST THREE PROJECTS, THAT BEING CLEARBROOK, BONSACK AND BURLINGTON HAVE ALL COME IN ON BUDGET AND ON TIME AND NOW TO HAVE ONE PROJECT OVER SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS, ANOTHER FOUR OR FIVE MILLION DOLLARS IS A LITTLE DEPRESSING.)) ((MARION ROARK/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS SIMPLY GOT TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD, ASSESS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, LOOK AT WHERE WE'RE MIGHT FIND SOME FUNDING OR HELP THE SUPERVISORS OUT WITH SOME FUNDING.))
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[OUT Q=with some funding.]


Bob Johnson says he remains confident that the high school will be built... the Glenvar improvements and that other school construction projects will come to pass... but with cost estimates rising, it now appears that all of those projects will be re-evaluated.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[8E-Fleming]


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The search is over a new principal of William Fleming High School.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Hallie Carr was named the principal by the The Roanoke School Board yesterday afternoon.
The board also reorganized it's own leadership... Melinda Payne was elected chairman, and Webster Day was chosen as Vice Chairman.
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[8E-Democrats]


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Virginia Democrats want to freeze real estate taxes senior citizens pay.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's just part of a campaign the party's General Assembly candidates will be pushing around the state this fall.

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[SOT 13:25:00]
[IN Q=We think]

((DEL. KEN PLUM/VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WE THINK THERE OUGHT TO BE A POINT AT WHICH WE SAY YOU'VE PAID ENOUGH, YOU'VE DONE YOUR PART. WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU, BECAUSE YOU'RE ON FIXED INCOME, WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU SOME STABILITY IN YOUR TAXES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/Virginia Democratic Party;]
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[OUT Q=your taxes.]
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NO word yet on the cost of reimbursing localities on such a tax cut.
Democrats are also pushing for half the state's budget surplus to go toward road-building and mass transit.

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Turning our attention now to weather...
Staying cloudy again today, with a 50- 50 chance of more light rain.
Highs near 70.
Patchy drizzle expected tonight, with lows in the lower 60s.
The extended forecast is calling for a mix of sunshine and clouds and a gradual warm-up to highs in the 80s....lows in the 60s.


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