[7E-C'burg-Shooting]

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A woman shot by Christiansburg police filed suit- but a federal judge dismissed that lawsuit.
It was 1996- when Stella Arcaro fired several rounds from a .22 caliber rifle before calling 9-1-1.. in hopes of reaching the suicide hotline.
Police shot Arcaro, when she came out of the house carrying the loaded rifle, refusing to put it down.
The judge ruled that the police acted reasonably and dismissed the claim.


[7E-Boty-Exit]


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Botetourt County residents hit their supervisors with a lawsuit --
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saying Exit 156 off Interstate 81 in Fincastle is NOT the place for a gas station and convenience store.
Neighbors say the exit is already dangerous and that V-DOT will take the land soon anyway.
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((JEAN COLLINS/BUS DRIVER: INTERSTATE 81, THE RAMPS NEED TO BE WIDENED. WE DON'T NEED TO BE BUYING THE SAME STATION TWICE WITH OUR TAX MONIES. MY TAX MONEY'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.))
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Collins kicked in 500 dollars to help hire attorney Ed Natt.
So far 14 residents have raised seven thousand dollars for legal fees.
The chairman of the board says supervisors did not do anything wrong.
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[7E-Williamson-Road]


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The city took quick action yesterday afternoon to protect Roanoke drivers from an old hotel and a wall that could come tumbling down.
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Engineers renovating the Shenandoah Hotel told city officials the hotel's east wall is not stable.
That's the wall that faces Williamson Road.
The engineers would NOT say how dangerous it is.
But the city acted quickly, closing a block of southbound Williamson between Salem and Campbell Avenues.
If you're driving south toward downtown, you'll have to take a right on Salem and go through the city market.
That block of Williamson will be closed for at least a week.
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[7E-Stanley-Pollution]


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Stanley Furniture is disputing charges that it caused excessive air pollution.
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The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint saying that the furniture company violated the Clean Air Act. The E-P-A says the company operated a broken boiler -- possibly for as long as five years.
Stanley Furniture responded today that it fixed the boiler immediately after discovering the pollution problem last year.
The company -- one of Henry County's largest employers -- could face a 175-thousand dollar penalty.
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[7weather]


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The warming trend is continuing today with mostly sunny skies, some humidity and high's in to the mid 80's to low 90's.
Startign off your weekend tonight , temperaturews will be in the mid 60's to low 70's. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a possible thunderstorm, high's in the low to mid 80's. and Saturday night will be calm and cool with temps in the low to mid 60's.
[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/17/99
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-9/Anthony Perdue/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Darren Smith/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-9/Charles Witcher/Chatham]



[SUPER=130-35/Maggie Dalton/Draper]



[SUPER=130-37/Betty Reynolds/Bristol]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-45th/Witten & Thelma Sutphin/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-2/Ashley Willard/Riner]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Melvin Manning/Axton]



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[45E-Duke]


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Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke came to Richmond YESTERDAY to add his voice to the controversy over the Robert E. Lee mural that was removed from the Flood Wall
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Duke appeared on Richmond's Monument Avenue, in front of the statue for black tennis star Arthur Ashe.
Wednesday, an advisory panel recommended putting Robert E. Lee back up on the city's flood wall -- NOT in full uniform.
Duke wanted to encourage whites to protect their heritage.
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((AND IF THE PEOPLE...RICHMOND VIRGINIA.))
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Duke drew a throng of media, as well as protesters and supporters.
He ran for governor of Louisiana, served in that state's legislature, and is currently chairman of its largest Republican parish.
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Governor Jim Gilmore issued a statement on Duke last night.
He says: "David Duke and his radical policies of hatred have no place in Virginia's communities."


[45NAACP-Allegations]


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Allegations of racial discrimination have been lodged against the Roanoke school system.
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The Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double A-C-P has filed a complaint against the school system with the Department of Education Office on Civil Rights.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WHILE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS DONE SOME THINGS IN RESPONSE THERE IS NO REAL SUBSTANCE IN TERMS OF, CERTAINLY NOT IN TERMS OF WHAT'S IMPACTING THE PEOPLE WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT))
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Lissy Runyon with Roanoke City Schools says they will fix any problems that need to be addressed.
But as of right now neither the superintendent nor the school board have received official word that there will be an investigation.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO LOOK AT WAYS TO ENHANCE WHAT WE'RE DOING FOR OUR STUDENTS. WE CERTAINLY BELIEVE IN DIVERSITY AND EQUITY FOR ALL OUR STUDENTS))
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The N-Double A-C-P is not releasing the specific allegations until the school system has had a chance to review the complaint.


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Meantime, in Roanoke County, the School Board has put a hold on design work for improvements to Glenvar Middle School.
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The architect is close to completing the plans. The project was scheduled to go to bid before the end of the summer.
But the cost has doubled, and board members say they want to consider possible savings that were identified in an independent review.
Last night, they directed the architect to stop work until a meeting on August 5th.
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Also last night, the School Board voted to begin condemnation of property needed for access to the new south county high school.
Officials have been negotiating with the landowner for nine months, but have been unable to reach agreement on the price.

[45E-Recycled-Water]


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Roanoke is no longer offering water recycling services.
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Because of water restrictions, the city was offering recycled water at the Water Pollution Control Plant for irrigation purposes.
But due to limited response and concerns about safety at the site - which is under construction - the city will no longer offer recycled water at the site.
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Now let's take a break from the news and take a look at the weather. It'l be hot and humid today with high's in the upper's 80's. Tonight will calm and cool with temperatures in the upper 60's / low 70's. And your Saturday is shaping up to be hot with high's in the upper 80's. Saturday night will calm with high's in 60's.
Your extended outlook is hot and humid with temperatures in the 90's. It'll be a great weekend to go the pool
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[8E-Strickler]


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With just days left before the execution of Tommy David Strickler, there's new evidence that a key witness may have lied in Strickler's 1990 trial.
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But yesterday, a federal judge ruled he does NOT have jurisdiction to hear the evidence.
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That leaves Strickler six days from a scheduled execution date for the 1990 abduction and slaying of Roanoke native and J-M-U student Leann Whitlock.
His attorney wants to admit a letter and two new secret affadavits that alleged key witness Donna Tudor may have lied.
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Strickler's attorney says she will file her case with the federal Court of Appeals today.
He's scheduled to die next Wednesday.

[8E-C'burg-Shooting]


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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Christiansburg police department.
It was 1996- when Stella Arcaro fired several rounds from a .22 caliber rifle before calling 9-1-1.. in hopes of reaching the suicide hotline.
Police shot Arcaro, when she came out of the house carrying the loaded rifle, refusing to put it down.
The judge ruled that the police acted reasonably and dismissed the claim.


[8E-Pinchback]


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A jury has has found a Pittsylvania man innocent of murder charges.
Calvin Lamont Pinchback was charged in the shooting death of Delvecchio (Del-VECK-eee-o) Farmer.
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Farmer was gunned down inside his home in October, 1997, during what prosecutors said was a failed robbery attempt.
Another Danville man, Quientin Lamont Stevens, was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with Farmer's shooting last year.
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[8E-Stanley-Pollution]


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The Environmental Protection Agency says Stanely Furniture in Henry County violated the Clean Air Act.
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But the furniture company is disputing the charge.
In its complaint The E-P-A says the company operated a broken boiler -- possibly for as long as five years.
Stanley Furniture responded yesterday that it fixed the boiler immediately after discovering the pollution problem last year.
The company -- one of Henry County's largest employers -- could face a 175-thousand dollar penalty.
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[8E-L'burg-Medevac]


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Folks in central Virginia will be getting faster medical care, that is
if one local lawmaker gets his way.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape]


State senator Steve Newman wants to bring a medivac helicopter to the Lynchburg area.
Newman wants the state to buy a new heavy- lift helicopter for the Chesterfield area, and Lynchburg would get Chesterfield's old helicopter.
Centra Health has offered to supply the medical personnel for the new chopper.
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[8E-Campaign-Spending]


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Yesterday was the deadline for all candidates to file campaign contribution and spending reports.
And when it comes to the General assembly races, it's the Republicans who have grabbed the early lead in the contest for campaign cash.
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[TAKE 21st District Board]
In the 21st Senate District, incumbent Democrat John Edwards trails his Republican challenger William Fralin by more than 70- thousand dollars in total contributions. [TAKE 23rd District Board]
And in the 23rd Senate District, incumbent Republican Steve Newman enjoys a better than 5 to 1 advantage over political newcomer John Campbell.
Campbell took in just nine thousand dollars over the last reporting period, while Newman pulled in close to 60- thousand dollars.

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Taking a break from news, here's your forecast The warming trend is continuing today with mostly sunny skies, some humidity and high's in to the mid 80's to low 90's.
Startign off your weekend tonight , temperatures will be in the mid 60's to low 70's. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a possible thunderstorm, high's in the low to mid 80's. and Saturday night will be calm and cool with temps in the low to mid 60's. The extended outlook shows temps in the low 90's and evening temps in the 60's.
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