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[TALENT=Keith]

Hooker Furniture and Bassett Furniture join the club along with Stanley Furniture on the E-P-A's list of air pollu
ters.
A LIVE report from Henry County up first on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And Lynchburg city schools fail to make the grade on S-O-L's- -though there are signs of improvement.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight in sports, the Comonwealth Games begin with some international flavor.
They are pumped and primed for the start of the Jan Tana bodybuiding event.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll shift gears to tell you about a big night of racing for current stars and the old guys coming up at new River Valley Speedway tomorrow night.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Isolated showers are fading tonight and the weekend looks sunny and warm for the Commonwealth games.

[Furniture-Pollution]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-26 TC58:11]

[GRAPHICNews-7 at Six]
Earlier this week the Enivronmental Protection Agency filed a complaint against Stanley Furniture for polluting the air.
Now E-P-A officials say Bassett Furniture and Hooker Furniture also broke the law.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in Henry County tonight with more.
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[Abortion-Ban]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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A federal judge has put an end to Virginia's ban on late-term abortions, for now.
Today U-S District Judge Robert Payne declared the so-called "partial-birth" abortion ban unconstitutional, and issued a permanent injunction barring enforcement of it.
State Attorney General Mark Earley says he's disappointed by the decision, and will appeal to the federal appeals court.
The law, making certain late-term abortions illegal, had been in effect more than a year in Virginia.

[L'Burg-SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#99-23 TC1:12:29]
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Lynchburg has finally unveiled its Standards of Learning report card, and the numbers aren't anything to write home about.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.. Steve, if this were a test, what kind of grade would Lynchburg have received?
[Live=Steve Full/Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Keith, it would probably be one of those instances where the teacher would write on the test "nice progress" but still fail you..
Lynchburg schools did make significant strides during this last round of SOL testing.. but they also have a long way to go.
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[SUPER=01-James McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent; :17]
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(( They are numbers that can tell many different stories..
Across the entire school division, Lynchburg improved its scores in 72 percent of the testing areas.. that's good news.
The bad news is not one of its schools is doing well enough to be fully accredited right now.
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((JAMES MCCORMICK/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE CONTINUE TO BE CHALLENGED IN THE AREA OF HISTORY'S, THE HISTORY'S AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL AS WELL AS HISTORY'S AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL AND THAT'S A STATEWIDE INTEREST.))
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In fact, none of the city's twelve elementary schools passed 5th grade history tests.. even though scores improved an average of 11 percent.
At the high school level, scores in World History after 1000 A.D. dropped a whopping 75 percent.. officials blame that on the fact that NO advanced placement students took that test this year.
And in math, scores, again, on average went up.. but NO school reached the 70 percent mark for passing.
Still, educators remain optimistic.
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((MCCORMICK: WE'VE SEEN MEASURABLE RETURN FOR OUR DOLLAR IN THE SCORES AND THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR STUDENTS, WE'VE SEEN MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENTS IN STUDENT PERFORMANCE. WHEN YOU TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IT IS THE TEACHERS HAVE DONE TO PROVIDE THE INSTRUCTION, IT'S A FORMULA: PARENT, TEACHER, PRINCIPAL, STUDENT.))
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[Live=Steve Full/Lynchburg Bureau]
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McCormick says parental involvement, as much as anything, will be the key to improving these scores in the future.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau]
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[VBA-SOL]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Everybody's talking about S-O-L's--including the Virginia Bar Association.
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A seminar on the impact of S-O-L testing kicked off the State Bar's summer meeting.
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((KIRK SCHRODER/ BOARD OF EDUCATION CHAIR: HAVING THIS DISCUSSION AT AN ORGANIZATION LIKE THE STATE BAR INCREASES PUBLIC AWARENESS, AND I THINK THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT CAN HELP PUBLIC EDUCATION IS GETTING NOT ONLY PARENTS INVOLVED BUT COMMUNITIES.))
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Not everyone involved in the discussion likes the idea of S-O-L's.
One state delegate says the test reinforces what he calls the "industrial model of education."
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((DEL. KENNETH PLUM/ D-RESTON: YOU SET UP A PRODUCT, YOU MAKE ALL THE CHILDREN ALIKE IN THEIR LEARNING--LITTLE WIDGETS OUT OF SCHOOL FACTORIES.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Kenneth Plum/(D) Reston]
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Not all Virginia students have to take S-O-L tests. It doesn't apply to private school kids, of course.
The headmaster of St. Anne's Belfield in Charlottesville says private schools have always had their own methods of testing standards-- but now the S-O-L's are serving as a guideline.
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((REV. GEORGE CONWAY/ ST. ANNE'S HEADMASTER: INDIVIDUALLY, MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE DEVELOPING OUR OWN INTERNAL MODEL BECAUSE IT'S A GOOD MODEL--ACCOUNTABILITY, STANDARDS SETTING, AND THEN ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH TESTING IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Panel members didn't come to any conclusions about the S-O-L's.
They did agree that it was a good sign that people in the state are debating issues in education.[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


An uneasy moment or two at the Vinton Post Office this afternoon.
The details straight ahead on News-7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, Virginia says goodbye to a civil rights pioneer.
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[Vinton-PO]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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They blocked off Pollard Street... the main drag in Vinton... for a couple of hours this afternoon.
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It was a bomb scare at the Post Office.
State and local police together with postal inspectors answered a call about a man with a large musical- instrument carrying case.
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((HE ENTERED THE POST OFFICE, SET IT DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND WALKED OUT. HE CROSSED THE STREET, ENTERED ONE OF THE LOCAL BUSINESSES THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR, WALKED STRAIGHT THROUGH THE STORE AND OUT THE BACK.))
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[V/O-NAT]
Folks at Cundiff Drug Store said the man moved quickly. They figure he must have been familiar with Vinton, because everybody in town knows Cundiff's has a back door.
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[ANCHOR=Keith ]
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Chief Foutz suspects the instrument may have been stolen... that the man got nervous when he saw an officer nearby and took off without the loot.
There was a HORN inside the case.

[Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The people who live where a Roanoke teen-ager was murdered last night are asking for help ridding their neighborhood of guns.
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Residents of Brightwood Manor say they hear gun shots every day.
Around midnight last night, one of those shots killed 18-year-old Victor Anderson.
Now there's a call for help ... asking police to crack down on gun violence at the complex.
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((ANDREA HOLLINGHEAD: IT REALLY GETS EVERYBODY STIRRED UP. THEN THEY WANT TO FIGHT AND ARGUE AND SHOOT PEOPLE AND ALL THAT. AROUND HERE IN BRIGHTWOOD, WE DON'T NNED NONE OF THAT.))
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Witnesses said the gunman was getting back at Anderson for a fight they had a few weeks ago.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Police say they have good information from witnesses and are going after a suspect.

This was the fifth murder committed in Roanoke this year.[Murder-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A New York City man has been charged with murder in Lynchburg.
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24- year- old Norman Douglas White is accused of gunning down 26- year- old Morris Anthony Sunday night.
Police say White burst in on Anthony, as he sat in this home on Stuart Street and shot him several times.
They say the shooting stemmed from a dispute over drugs and money.
White was already in custody in Culpeper County on forgery charges.
He's also wanted in New York and New Jersey for drug violations.
He's being held without bond.
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[Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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He escaped the death penalty during his trial in May, but a Lynchburg man will spend the rest of his life in prison for murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Darryl Lamont Fleming was convicted of capital murder for the stabbing death of 16- year- old Corey Pennix last August.
Fleming had claimed he acted in self defense when he killed Pennix, then stole cocaine from his pockets.
A Lynchburg jury opted "not" to give Fleming the death penalty, but did recommend a life term in prison for the murder and 25 years for the robbery.
A circuit court judge upheld that sentence today.
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[Stocks]


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The stock market ended the week on a high note, with the major indexes climbing into record territory. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The DOW gained 23-points to close at 11-thousand- 210.
NASDAQ rose 29 points.
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[Richmond-Trucks]


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Four separate accidents involving five tractor trailers meant an east coast traffic nightmare today in central Virginia.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
Two different accidents on Interstate 95 near downtown Richmond, one south of the city, and one on I-85 in Brunswick County all involved trucks.
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Just as State Police had cleared a single truck accident from the northbound lanes of 95, a second truck overturned in the southbound lanes.
Those accidents blocked traffic in both directions for two hours this morning.
A truck and car collision south of the city continued to foul traffic.
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And in Brunswick County, two tractor trailers collided, with four thousand pounds of a hazardous material on board one.
That accident is still causing problems on I-85.

[Farmer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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People gathered in the former capital of the Confederacy today to honor a giant of the civil rights movement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


They came to Virginia Union University to remember the late James Farmer.
The 79-year-old founder of the Congress of Racial Equality died last week.
Farmer was noted for organizing non-violent protests, including the freedom rides to desegregate public transportation in the 60's.
Today, Jesse Jackson said Farmer was "not just for the black race...he was for the HUMAN race."
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The New River Valey Speedway is getting set for big Saturday night. The Jan Tana fitness and bodybuilding stars hit the stage tonight.
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And the Commonwealth Games has attracted one interested compeitor from the old Soviet Union. Those stories and more are on the way.
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[S-Holland]


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Terry Holland remains undecided tonight about the University of Minnesota's coaching vacancy, but it looks like he

is leaning toward LEAVING UVa.
It appears the formal introducion of Holland will take place next Monday in Minneapolis.
During his visit there on Wednesday, Holland and his wife Ann supposedly looked at Condos and you don't look at those if you don't plan on living in one.
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If he goes, don't be surprised if he ends up hiring Jeff Jones to join him on the bench as an assistant coach.

[S-Tana]


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The 12th annual Jan Tana Bodybuilding and Fitness Classic begins two days of competition tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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The news conference was held today at the Hotel Roanoke. The show will feature fitness comedian Tim Wilkens as the MC. He will talk about, among other things...his diet
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((TIM WILKENS/FITNESS COMEDIAN:))
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Mychal Turner, Arnold Swartzenegger's body guard, is in town, a good sign for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the movie star.
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((MYCHAL TURNER/ARNOLD'S BODYGUARD OF 11 YEARS:))
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The fun starts tonight with the prejudging of the competitors.
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((JAN TANA/JAN TANA CLASSIC PROMOTER))
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[S-River]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The NASCAR Winston Cup circuit is off this week and that window of opportunity gives the New River Valley Speedway a chance to hold a special night of racing on Saturday evening.
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[SUPER=03-Fairlawn; :00]


Tomorrow night the track will honor the "Legends of the Old Pulaski County Speedway" as it welcomes back the likes of Clay Campbell, Paul Radford, Ronnie Thomas, the Wood Brothers, and former modified drivers Jerry Cook and Peanut Turman.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Highberger/Late Model Stocks Driver; :13]
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The track has been in its current configuration since 1988, but this season is by far one of the best when it come to balanced competition in the Late Model Division.
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((RONNIE SNODDY:))
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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Gates open at the track tomorrow at one. The legends will be honored before the racing begins at seven.



[S-Russia]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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One of the youngest athletes in the Commonwealth Games' Archery competition is Yana Ovchinnikova (Yah-chin-ni-kova).
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Yana is 11 years old and moved to the United States from the former Soviet Union just five weeks ago.
She says archery is just one thing she enjoys about the U-S.
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Yana has been slinging arrows for just four weeks under the direction of her cousin Ralph Miles.
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[S-British]


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[WRITER=mst]
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Jean Van De Velde leads the 128th British open
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carnoustie, Scotland/ESPN; :00]


But there's a Tiger lurking in those deep fairway bunkers at Carnoustie.
Tiger Woods carded a 72 today despite having four bogeys on the back nine.
He will be paired with Greg Norman tomorrow. Both are at plus 4, three shots back.
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Mark O'Meara, Nick Faldo and Tom Watson all mised the plus 12 cut.

[S-Carolina]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats close out their three game series at Salem Memorial tonight.
Last night the Hillcats Derrick Lankford suffered a mild concussion when he crashed into the outside wall, but tea m officials say he should be just fine in a few days.