[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Former K-K-K leader David Duke gets an unwelcome response from Governor Gilmore when he tries enter the debate on the Lee Mural.
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And The Roanoke N-DOUBLE A -C-P files a civil rights complaint against the city's school system.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-31???]
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The Roanoke Chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P has filed a formal complaint with the Department of Education on Civil Rights against the Roanoke City school system.
The civil right organization is not releasing the specific allegations until school system has the opportunity to review the complaint.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;28]
[SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;56]
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(( As the Roanoke City School Board and Office of the Superintendent met to discuss school priorities for the 19-99 school year, allegations of racial discrimination and inequity loomed over the school system.
N-Double-A-C-P President Martin Jeffrey says the organization had no other alternative but to seek assistance from the Office of Civil Rights after several attempts were made to get the school system to effectively address issues of racially inequality.
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[SOT 07:59:35]
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WE CAN'T SAY THAT PEOPLE DIDN'T MAKE AN EFFORT TO LISTEN. WHAT GOT US UP TO THIS POINT IS THE LACK OF CREDIBLE ACTION ON THE ISSUES BEING RAISED))
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Lissy Runynon, Public Information Officer with Roanoke City Schools says Superintendent Dr. Wayne Harris had been working with the NAACP and thought problems were being addressed.
And Runynon says the school system welcomes the overview of the Office of Civil Rights.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE BOARD FEEL THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. WE HAVE INTERVENTIONS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON FOR THE LAST YEAR. WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT DATA. IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS, IF IT'S NOT RIGHT WE'LL FIX IT))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: JEFFREY SAYS THE OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS IS NOW IN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS.
AND THAT THE ALLEGATIONS DEAL WITH DISCRIMINATION IN THE AREAS OF POLICY, PROCEDURE AND ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE SCHOOL SYSTEM))
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=599-5 1:38:20]
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David Duke's K-K-K background was the first image to come to mind for many in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, David 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 criticized what he called "a half victory" for the rights of "European-Americans."
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((AND IF THE PEOPLE...RICHMOND VIRGINIA.))
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[VO-NAT]


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."


[E-Hancock]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Danville police officer has been found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Dewey Joseph Hancock was off-duty when he attended a party where a 16-year-old girl was drinking last December.
Hancock said he didn't know she was drinking alcohol.
But the judge said that because Hancock was a police officer, he should have made sure she wasn't drinking.
Hancock was fined 250-dollars and given a suspended 10-day jail sentence.
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[E-C'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


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.


[E-Pinchback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-17 1:13:21]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Calvin Lamont Pinchback has been cleared of murder charges.
A jury found him not guilty of murder in the shooting death of Delvecchio (Del-VECK-eee-o) Farmer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 1997;]


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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[E-Boty-Exit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:09:03]
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Botetourt County residents hit their supervisors with a lawsuit --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle;]


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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[SOT 10:17:55]
[IN Q=Interstate 81]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Collins/Bus Driver;]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[E-Campaign-Spending]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
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Area Republicans have grabbed the early advantage in the race for campaign cash for the upcoming General Assembly elections.
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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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[Anchor=Melanie]
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. Yesterday was the deadline for all candidates to file campaign contribution and spending reports.

[Patient-Rights]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


On Capitol Hill, a bloody fight over health care ends with a modest bill that's almost certain to be vetoed by the president.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;]

[4;06:50]
The G-O-P measure to protect patients covered by H-M-O'S.. passed in the Senate last night.. by a vote of 53-to-47.


Republicans rejected the Democrats' version... because they say it would have raised insurance costs.
But Democrats argue the G-O-P plan will result in lower standards of care.
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[SOT]

[20:16:39-NEWSPATH 8 PM] ((CLINTON: ALL THEY CAN SAY IS, THEY CAN SAY WE JUST DONT WANT DOCTORS TO BE ABLE TO REFER THEIR PATIENTS TO SPECIALISTS OR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO STOP AT THE FIRST EMERGENCY ROOM..))
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[VO-NAT]


The issue now goes to the House.
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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Roanoke chapter of the N-DOUBLE-A-C-p files complaint against the Roanoke School system.
The group claims racial discrimination in its complaint with Department of Education Office on Civil Rights. Neither the superintendent nor the school board have received official word that there will be an investigation.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=melanie]


The suspected railroad killer doesn't agree with authorities about what's considered humane treatment.
Angel Maturino Resendez (ahn-HEHL' mah-tyoo-REE'-noh) surrendered in Texas this week in a deal brokered by his sister.
His Defense attorney says Maturino Resendez took authorities' promise of ``humane treatment'' to mean eliminating the chance of a death sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


President Clinton is urging lawmakers to open their hearts, eyes and minds to a group of young lobbyists on gun control.
Some of them are the survivors of the Colorado high school shooting.
The president says the students are trying to hold lawmakers' feet to the fire -- so that Congress will pass tougher gun laws.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday July 16th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[NAACP-Allegations]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-31???]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Roanoke City School system is facing allegations of racial discrimination.
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[VO-NAT]


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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[SOT08:00:25 Tape 2]
[IN Q=While the school system]

((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))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[SOT 00:29:11 Tape 1]
[IN Q=we appreciate]

((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.


[Serial-Killer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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The F-B-I is revolutionizing high-speed crime fighting.
Thanks to a new computerized system, local police can take a fingerprint at a roadside arrest and find out in just minutes if that suspect is wanted for other crimes anywhere in the nation.
The old system could take days.
Meantime the F-B-I officials say they've been contacted by more than 60 police agencies the suspected railway serial killer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston;]


The information is being forwarded to the railway killer task force in Houston where Angel Maturino Resendez (ahn-HEHL' mah-tyoo-REE'-noh) remains in custody.
Now charged with capitol murder, Maturino Resendez will likely face the death penalty, something he thought he could avoid by surrendering to authorities.
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[SOT]

((ALLEN TANNER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:"Here you have a family who takes one of their family members and turns them over the United States government under the condition he be treated humanely, and now they're finding out the United States government is going to try to kill him." BRUCE CASTEE//TEXAS RANGER: "No, there were no promises about the death penalty at all."))

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[SUPER=01-Bruce Castee/Texas Ranger;]
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[VO-NAT]


Most of the agencies investigating Maturino Resendez seem eager to prosecute.
Some state and local agencies say they have more than one unsolved case they'd like answers about.
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[E-Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:38:14]
[GRAPHIC=Tommy Strickler]


Less than a week 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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But yesterday, a federal judge ruled he does NOT have jurisdiction to hear the evidence.
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./June 1990]


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.

[Gun-Control]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gun control]


The most powerful voices on Capitol Hill this week may belongo young, unpaid lobbists trying to convince congress American needs new gun control laws.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


They are the survivors of the Colorado High school massacre.
An although the fight for tougher gun laws appears to be an uphill battle that didn't keep this students from trying.
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[SOT]
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(( GUNS IN THE WRONG HANDS KILL PEOPLE. ONE DAY IN APRIL, THEY KILLED :Jessica Johnson/Columbine Sophomore I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO GO THROUGH WHAT I HAD TO GO THROUGH Lauren Salerno/Columbine Sophomore WE ARE HERE AND WE WANT TO CHANGE TO MAKE IT SAFER FOR GENERATIONS TO COME))

[SUPER=01-Devon Adams/Columbine Student;]
[SUPER=01-Jessica Johnson/Columbine Sophomore;]
[SUPER=01-Lauren Salerno/Columbine Sophomore;]
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[VO-NAT]


Members of the House and Senate will soon begin working to draft a final juvenile justice bill.
The majority in the House has already voted against tougher gun laws including limits on gun show sales and trigger locks.
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[Pay-raises]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Members of Congress will see a pay raise next year.
The House voted yesterday to boost lawmakers' salaries to 141-thousand dollars a year -- a jump of about three-and-a-half percent.
The House also voted to double the next president's salary to 400-thousand dollars a year.

[E-Stanley-Pollution]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-15 1:46:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stanley Furniture is disputing charges that it caused excessive air pollution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


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 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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[E-Soccer-Team]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-22 1:30:32]
[GRAPHIC=soccer]


16 local girls hope to follow in the footsteps of the U-S women's World Cup team. Intern Reporter Juliet Bickford has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Hale/Co-Captain; :18]
[SUPER=01-Lang Wedemeyer/ Coach; :35]
[SUPER=01-Lindsay Leffler/ Co-Captain; :52 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.]

(( The Roanoke Star soccer team is taking on Europe. Their destination is Sweden to play over 70 countries in the world's biggest youth soccer tournament--called the Gothia Cup. The girls agree that the U-S women's performance has left them big shoes to fill.
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((ELIZABETH HALE/ CO-CAPTAIN: I DEFINITELY THINK THEY SET THE MARK FOR US. THEY'RE GREAT ROLE MODELS FOR US.))
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Other stops on their trip include a tournament in Denmark and games in Germany. The team's coach says this is an opportunity to learn about more than scoring the perfect goal.
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((LANG WEDEMEYER/ COACH: IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO SEE A WHOLE OTHER CULTURE AND THAT A LOT OF THEM WOULDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IF IT WASN'T FOR SOCCER. SO, IT'S NOT ONLY A SOCCER TRIP. IT'S AN EDUCATIONAL TRIP AS WELL.))
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They are hopeful about their chances in Sweden. As for the future--will we see them in the World Cup?
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((LINDSAY LEFFLER/ CO-CAPTAIN: I'D LOVE TO DO THAT SOMEDAY. I'D LOVE TO BE BRANDY CHASTAIN WITH THAT WINNING GOAL RIGHT THERE.))
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They won't be gone long--but a trip to Europe playing against the world's best youth soccer teams may be enough to inspire these girls to be the next World Cup heroes. Juliet Bickford. News 7. Roanoke.))

[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-3]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
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[Steve Live]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Hollins Author))

[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-27 24:34]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


The Roanoke County School Board has put a hold on design work for improvements to Glenvar Middle School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


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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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


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.

[E-Williamson-Road]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-25 47:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


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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[E-Recycled-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-28 21:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke is taking back its offer of recycled water to residents.
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[VO-NAT]

[from 99-15 1:36:41]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Roanoke City School system is facing allegations of racial discrimination. 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. The N-Double A-C-P is not releasing the specific allegations until the school system has had a chance to review the complaint.
But as of now, neither the superintendent nor the school board have received official word that there will be an investigation.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Tommy David Strickler's attorney wants to admit a letter and two new secret affadavits that alleged key witness Donna Tudor may have lied in Strickler's 1990 trial.
But yesterday, a federal judge ruled he does NOT have jurisdiction to hear the evidence.
Strickler's attorney says she will file her case with the federal Court of Appeals today. Strickler is scheduled to die next Wednesday for the 1990 abduction and slaying of Roanoke native and J-M-U student Leann Whitlock.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Design work for improvements to Glenvar Middle school are on hold for now.
Last night, The Roanoke County School Board directed the architect to stop work until a meeting on August 5-th.
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.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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(Steve ad lib weather)
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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