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State Police begin their review of V-M-I's Superintendent.

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll go to Lexington to take a look at financial records.
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And this was the view from Martinsville Memorial Hospital this afternoon... no one's confirming a tornado actually touched down. You decide what that looks like.
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In sports, Dot Bolling wins another golf tournament News about the valley's arena football team.
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And Mike and Steve will have reports from the Panthers and Redskins training camps.
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Violent weather rips through the area earlier today, things are calming down now as we settle in for a hot, humid weekend.

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State Police are reviewing a report on the Superintendent at Virginia Military Institute... examining Josiah Bunting's use of discretionary funds.
The State Auditor turned the case over to the State Police Criminal Investigations Bureau a week ago. The report scrutinizes a 100-thousand dollar account- -money that comes from private sources, such as the V-M-I Foundation- -but it is subject to state purchasing regulations.
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V-M-I financial officers point out this is just one of hundreds of accounts that make up the Institute's 39 and a half million dollar annual budget.
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((AND THEN THESE ARE VOUCHERS))
Records in the business office show payments from the Superintendent's allotment that would not be authorized at any other state agency: $16,000 for flowers, for example; numerous personal gifts from the Superintendent; a $1500 retirement party.
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((WE FOLLOWED THE PROPER PROCEDURES. THE BOARD NOTIFIED THE AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS. GENERAL BUNTING FULLY COOPERATED WITH THE AUDITORS AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.))
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While the audit was limited to the $100,000 discretionary fund, published accounts have focused on a $35,000 renovation of the Superintendent's office- -apart from Bunting's purchase of $12,000 worth of books- -and a 400-thousand dollar face-lift for the Superintendent's home on post. [standup]
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There's evidence Bunting tried to cut the cost. In a note to V-M-I's business manager, Bunting argued against air conditioning in the house, saying "we don't have that kind of money."
Apparently he lost the argument to those who felt A-C was necessary to preserve the home and its furnishings.
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Bunting- -who's paid 258-thousand dollars a year- -was not on Post today.
He's at his permanent home in Newport, Rhode Island this week.




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A Roanoke elementary school principal charged with contempt of court has been fined and sentenced to a day in jail.
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Earlier this week, William Lalik was a character witness in Roanoke Circuit Court.
He caused a mistrial when he left the courthouse during a break in his testimony.
Today, he told the judge he had a job interview in Blacksburg, and did not believe he was under court order to stay since he had not been subpoenaed.
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Judge Robert Doherty fined Lalik nine hundred dollars, the amount of money paid to the jurors who were called to court that day.

Lalik was also ordered to serve 24 hours in jail during the month of August.[Dead-Cats]


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Salem police have place criminal charges against two people .. after finding dozens of dead and sick cats in their home.
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[99-24 at 1:04:21]
Michael and Cheryl Boyd each face two counts of cruelty to animals and one count of owning too many cats at one location.
50 sick cats were destroyed.
Another 20 were found dead in the freezer.
Two others were decomposing under the Boyds' furniture.
If they're convicted, the Boyds could be fined more than five-thousand dollars each AND sent to jail for as long as two years.
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Fire heavily damaged a home in Shawsville, this afternoon.
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Severe weather last night and today may have played a role.
Shortly before the fire started, a storm blew through the area and knocked out power.
At this point, fire officials believe a power surge when electical service was restored may be to blame.
The fire apparently started near an electrical box on the front porch.
It took volunteers from several fire departments to fight the fire.
No one was injured.
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When thunderstorms rolled through the area just before lunch time, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for a small part of our coverage area. There are no reports of a tornado actually touching down.
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[Take Pinnacle 1002]
Jerry Spencer took this picture from the roof of Martinsville Memorial Hospital today. It certainly looks like a funnel cloud. So that warning was for real.
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Let's go to Patrick Evans to see if the threat of severe weather is done for the day.
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A judge today sentenced a former substitute teacher in Pulaski County for supplying cigarettes to students.
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34- year old Andrea Lynn Wells must perform 25- hours community service for selling and giving cigarettes to students while she was working as a substitute.
Wells still faces charges for allegedly smoking marijuana with two students off school property.
Today those charges were forwarded to a grand jury.
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The search continues for a man who escaped from police custody in Bedford County.
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32- year- old Edgar Barfield is seen here in a jailhouse interview shortly after his arrest on cross- burning charges in Virginia Beach.
Roanoke County sheriff's deputies were transporting Barfield to face separate assault charges when he ran from a convenience store bathroom in Montvale.
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((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE DOES NOT HAVE A VIOLENT BACKGROUND THAT I'M AWARE OF, BUT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW HE'S AN ESCAPED PRISONER SO YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION. AND HE'S PROBABLY BY NOW GOTTEN A CHANGE OF CLOTHES FROM SOMEWHERE, OUT OF A VEHICLE OR WHATEVER.))
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Gardner says Barfield has relatives in the Blue Ridge area of Botetourt County.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should call the Bedford County sheriff's department.
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A county official investigates a citizen complaint ... and is arrested for trespassing. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And the artillery booms at Smith Mountain Lake ... but will it make the geese go away?
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Communities all along the East Coast have been firing cannons to scare geese.
Now, a Smith Mountain Lake resort spent big bucks on its own cannon.
It's supposed to keep the lake clean -- but it's also waking up the neighbors.
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Tina Tenret is at Smith Mountain Lake to tell us more.
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Keith, if you come to the lake for peace and tranquility -- last thing you want is a cannon going off in your backyard.
On the other hand, you don't want goose droppings near the beach making you sick.
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Bernard's Landing certainly got a loud bang for its 400 bucks.
The trick is to fire the propane cannon when geese touch the shore, and hope the noise scares them away.
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((MAE OVERMAN/RESIDENT: WE HAVE BETWEEN 70 AND 80 AT ANY TIME BETWEEN OUR FRONT DOOR AND THE WATER. WE HAVE A LITTLE HARD TIME GETTING THERE. IN THE WINTER TIME WE HAVE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 2 AND 3 HUNDRED.))
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Mae Overman and her family can barely walk across her yard without stepping in goose droppings.
Health department officials say the animal waste pollutes Smith Mountain Lake and can make swimmers sick.
Geese also eat the grass.
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((STEVE TITUS/RESIDENT: I CAN SEE USING THIS AS A LAST RESORT.))
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Steve Titus hates the cannon.
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((STEVE TITUS/RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S THE NOISE FACTOR AND ALSO TRYING TO HARASS GEESE THAT CANNOT GET AWAY FROM THE CANNON. WE HAVE GEESE THAT HAVE BEEN INJURED BY BOATS OR JET SKIIERS WITH BROKEN WINGS THAT CANNOT GET AWAY.))
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Titus has offered to pay for a lawn chemical that tastes bitter to geese.
But management at Bernard's Landing say the cannon is less expensive and more efficient -- they can bring it right to the geese.
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Now I talked to the Association of Lake Area Communities -- the group president says geese are not a problem in other communities -- then again, Bernard's Landing does have more open field than other subdivisions.
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But managers at Bernard's Landing are quick to point out this is a lakewide problem -- because when geese leave h

ere, they've got to go somewhere.[Body-Found]


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The Henry County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman who's body was found floating in the Smith River.
Jo Ann Rea was discovered by her husband after she disappeared from the couple's Martinsville furniture store.
The Sheriff says no foul play is suspected.

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Botetourt's newest industrial park is learning more about Japanese culture from Koyo (Coy-oh) Steering Systems.


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At first it looked like any other groundbreaking at the Greenfield Center. Then--Shovels and dirt turned into saki and salt. The ceremony is a Japanese tradition--and it asks for safe construction and divine protection over the land.
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The 37-million dollar facility will provide over a hundred jobs to manufacture electrical steering systems for American cars. County officials are hoping that having the Koyo plant constructed by next year will attract other companies.


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A Halifax County planner is surprised to be the object of a backlash, in the hog farm debate.
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County Planning Director Jerry Lovelace has been charged by a local hog farmer with trespassing.
Lovelace says he was on Scott Hudson's Red Bank farm to investigate an odor complaint.
Hudson said it was without his permission and had the planner arrested.
Lovelace and his boss say he has the authority to do inspections under state zoning laws.
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((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: JERRY WAS JUST DOING HIS JOB. AND THAT'S THE SAME JOB WE'D DO WITH ANY OF THESE THINGS. WE GET COMPLAINTS AND WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND ANSWER. PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY EXPECT US TO GO OUT AND SEE ABOUT THE THINGS THEY'VE CALLED ABOUT.))
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Scott Hudson couldn't be reached for comment.
The charge against Lovelace is a misdemeanor.
He'll be arraigned next week.

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And coming up in sports, We'll have reports from the Redskins and Panthers training camps.
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And Dot Bolling wins her fifth straight City-County golf tournament.
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The veterans joined the rookies today in Frostburg for day number 4 of the Redskins training camp.
Mike Stevens has more from Western Maryland.
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The Carolina Panthers finished up their third day of training camp in Spartenburg, South Carolina today.
Steve Mason is there and has today's biggest story, the condition of sixth round draft pick Robert Daniel, who injured his neck on a blocking sled yesterday in practice.
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When the next indoor football season kicks off, Roanoke's new team will join the "Arena Football 2" league -- that's Arena Football's minor league system.
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Roanoke's squad doesn't have a name yet.
Today the squad's general manager ... who also runs the Express ... said being a part of A-F-2 should draw fans and money.
And he said that should help plug the hockey team's leaking treasury.
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((TOMMY BENIZIO/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER: THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS ORGANIZATION TO RECOUP POTENTIAL LOSSES IN OTHER AREAS WITH A MUCH SMALLER INVESTMENT.))
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The indoor football season starts next spring.
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Dot Bolling warmed up for next weeks Senior Amateur golf tournament by winning another local golf tournament.
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Today at her home course Hidden Valley Bolling won her fifth straight City-county tournament.
Bolling shot even par for three rounds finishing with a 72 for a total of 216 and a 13 shot win over Marilyn Bussey who finished second at 229.
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Janet Cochrane finished third at 234.

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Since July of 1998, there have been 20 fatalities on I-81 between Wytheville and Lexington.
Now some people are calling for lower speed limits in hopes of reducing that number.
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Joy Sutton is on I-81 with a preview of what the Virginia Department of Transportation is doing to address the problem.
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(Rollcue: conditions with motorists.)
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((FRED ALTIZER, JR./VDOT: WE ARE INSTALLING SOME LARGE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS IN HOPES WE ARE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE TO THE MOTORISTS CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND CERTAIN THINGS WE WANT THEM TO KNOW.))
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Tonight on News 7 at 11... Keith?
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