[7E-VMI-Ruling]

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It's back to federal court for V-M-I and the Justice department.
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The federal government has appealed Judge Jackson Kiser's latest ruling in the case to the U.S. Fourth Circuit in Richmond.
The main issue is how closely the courts should monitor the admission of women to V-M-I.
The new "rats" report in two weeks. This year, women will be part of the "cadre", the select group that supervises new cadets. But we won't be able to show you any of that; cameras have been banned.
V-M-I says upperclassmen felt media coverage intruded on their event.
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[7E-Druckenmiller]


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Jim Druckenmiller will not have to go back to court again, this time for a civil suit filed against him by two men.

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The two men allege the former Virginia Tech quarterback took part in a fight outside a Blacksburg nightspot back in 1996.
The men were seeking damages for their injuries and a hearing was scheduled for today.
But attorneys for the two men have filed a motion asking that Druckenmiller's name and that of three other defendants be REMOVED from the lawsuit.
However, the request is worded so that the claim against Druckenmiller and the other two men could be re-instated later.
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[7E-Tech-Visitors]


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Governor Gilmore appointed three new members to Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors yesterday.
Former state Education Secretary Beverly Sgro was appointed by the governor.
She was Virginia's top education official under Governor George Allen.
Gilmore also appointed Budget Motels chairman William Latham and Roanoke attorney Donald Johnson to the Tech board.


[7E-Red-Cross]


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In May Roanoke's Red Cross manager headed overseas to help Kosovar refugees. He was one of 13 delegates from the United States.
He came home last night. Kate Weidaw was there to hear what his experience was like.
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((There were hugs and cheers as Tom Brown stepped off his plane and into the Roanoke Regional airport. For three months Brown was in Northern Albania distributing food to Kosovar refugees.

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((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: EACH REFUGEE WAS GIVEN ONE PARCEL OR MORE MONTH'S RATIONS THAT THEY WOULD TAKE BACK TO THEIR HOME AND COOK.))
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Each parcel contained corn, wheat flour, and canned chicken as well as some cooking supplies.
But this 27 year veteran of the Red Cross says seeing how the refugees would come to the camp was disturbing.

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((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: VERY HAGGARD SOME OF THEM WALKED ACROSS, SOME OF THEM CAME ACROSS IN WAGONS THAT TRACTORS PULLED.))
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Brown says surprisingly people in Albania welcomed the refugees with open arms--he often wondered how folks in Roanoke would have reacted.

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((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: WHAT WOULD WE DO IN ROANOKE IF WE HAD 110,000 PEOPLE ENTER OUR CITY AND WOULD WE REACT TO THOSE MANY PEOPLE.))
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And after three months of working side by side with Red Cross organizations from around the world he says one of the happiest moments was seeing the refugees go home.

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((TOM BROWN/ROANOKE'S RED CROSS MANAGER: WHEN YOU SEE THE KOSOVAR REFUGEES GET ON A BUS, A TRUCK, A CAR AND GO HOME.))


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Brown says the experience changed his life - and made him realize what is important. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


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Taking a look now to your Thursday weather forecast..it'll be mostly sunny with winds out of the north west. Temperatures will stay as they have all week in the upper 80's. Tonight will be mostly clear and pleasant with temps in the low 60's possibly dipping into the upper 50's. The extended outlook promises to pleassant with temps in the.....


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[45E-Standoff]


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A police standoff in Wytheville ends with the arrest of a former Wythe County Sheriff's deputy.
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The incident began when Wytheville police attempted to arrest 50 year old Jackie Kitts on an assault charge.
Kitts surrendered three hours later-- after talking one on one with three officers.
Kitt served as a deputy and investigator with the Wythe County Sheriff's Department in the early 80's.
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[45E-SML-Drowning]


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Franklin County authorities suspect suicide in the death of a man who's body was found in Smith Mountain Lake.
The body was discovered in the Union Hall section of the lake, police found a stolen car in the same area.
Authorities know the identity of the man but right now will only say he was 39 and African American.

[45E-Pulaski-Drowning]


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Meantime, One day after divers stopped searching, the body of a drowning victim was found in Clayor Lake.
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49- year old Darrell Waugh of Pilot had been missing since Sunday night when he went swimming in the lake.
His body was discovered at about eight thirty yesterday morning by a game warden who was searching along the shore.

State police divers began searching for Waugh's body Sunday.
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[45E-Horse-Dealer]


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A Texas horse dealer has been charged for allegedly selling horses to three area families with fake medical papers.
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The Garrisons say they paid Bodee Baldwin 23-hundred-dollars for this horse because he said it was seven years old.
They found out later the animal was almost thirty --so old it required expensive medical care.
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((YOU SHOULD PROBABLY HAVE A VET LOOK AT THE HORSE BEFORE YOU BUY IT. DON'T BUY ONE FROM A STRANGER UNLESS YOU DO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT.))
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The U-S attorney's office says Baldwin brought horses from Texas to sell in Salem and Moneta.
He's free on bond in Texas. A trial date will be set later this month.
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[45E-Earley-Alcohol]


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A new law that makes it easier to prosecute companies that sell alcohol to minors is getting high praise from the state Attorney General.
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((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: AND THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF STINGS ACROSS THE NATION, IN NEW YORK AND OTHER STATES, WHERE THEY HAVE SHOWN HOW EASY IT IS FOR A MINOR TO PRESENT THEMSELVES ON THE INTERNET OR MAKE A 1-800 CALL ON THE PHONE AND HAVE A CASE OF LIQUOR OR WINE DELIVERED WITHIN 24 HOURS.))
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The congressional bill lets attorneys general from each state prosecute such cases in federal courts... cutting through red tape of various state laws.
Earley recruited 26 of his colleagues in other states to support the measure.
Roanoke Congressman Bob Goodlatte guided it through the House.
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Taking a break from the news to check today's forecast...
Mostly sunny and pleasant today, with a northwesterly breeze and highs near 90.
Staying mostly clear overnight, with lows cooling to near 60.
The five day forecast is partly cloudy...with scattered thunderstorms possible over the weekend.
Highs in the 80s...lows in the 60s.


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[8E-Birthing-Suites]


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Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is designing a whole look for childbirth.
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New birthing suites have a warm decor that looks more like a hotel than a hospital room. The suites are large so equipment can be wheeled in and out to treat patients. Because labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum are all taken care of in one place -- mothers never have to leave the room. Hospital officials say it doesn't cost anymore have a baby in the new birthing suites than at the old hospital.
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[8E-Schools-Open]


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For some children, summer vacation last three weeks.
That's because they go to school year round.
Supporters believe year round schooling means better educated students.
Marya Jones takes a look at Schoolfield Elementary in Danville, where about 500 children have started the new school year yesterday.
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(( Kids filed back into the halls at Schoolfield Elementary with the usual first day joys and jitters.
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((MONTAYA COMBS/2nd GRADER: I GOT NEW FRIENDS.)) [RUNS:03]
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((RAE GILBERT/5th GRADER: I WAS SCARED THAT MY TEACHER WOULD BE MEAN.)) [RUNS:06]
But they went back to the worksheets after a three week break without missing a beat.
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((SUZANNE JONES/SCHOOLFIELD E.S. PRINCIPAL: WE USED TO SPEND A MONTH TO PROBABLY 6 WEEKS REVIEWING AND GETTING CHILDREN BACK IN THE ROUTINE OF BEING IN SCHOOL AND REVIEWING JUST BASIC FACTS. AND WE FIND NOW THAT WE'RE ABLE TO COME BACK IN AUGUST AND WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.)) [RUNS:15]
Schoolfield School was the first to go year round in Danville, three years ago. And Principal Suzanne Jones says she's seen that change reflected in the school's standardized test scores.
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((SUZANNE JONES/SCHOOLFIELD E.S. PRINCIPAL: OUR TEST SCORES ON NATIONAL TESTS, THE STANFORD 9 THAT WE TAKE AND OUR RELATIVE POSITION ON TESTS SUCH AS THE STATE SOL TEST, WE ARE IMPROVING OUR RANK AMONG SCHOOLS IN THE DANVILLE AREA.)) [RUNS:14]
There's also been an increase in enrollment... with about 50 more students than last year.
And then there's the change in student attitudes.
Teachers and administrators say kids are more excited to come to class.
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((ZACHARY CADE GLASS/2nd GRADER: I WAS FEELING VERY GLAD. MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: WHY WERE YOU FEELING SO GLAD? ZACHARY: BECAUSE I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT BEING IN THE SECOND GRADE. MARYA JONES: HOW'S IT TURNING OUT SO FAR? ZACHARY: IT'S TURNING OUT REAL NICE.)) [RUNS:14]
At Schoolfield Elementary, they're giving the year round system high marks. Marya Jones, News 7. ))

[8E-Kids-Day]


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While some kids went back to school, others kids were learning the importance of working from ...their parents.
It was part of First Union's annual "Kid's Day at Work."
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A special K-9 named Meeko made a guest appearance. He is a Czechoslovakian German shepherd who also happens to be a member of the Roanoke County Police Department. Officer Adam Thompson says the dog is his partner on the force and he demonstrated how the dog protects him from criminals.
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((Stand still! zustein! ahh ... good boy! (clapping)))
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This was part of the company's effort to show the visiting kids what their parents do as well as some other jobs. They hope that by combining fun and hands-on experience they will encourage the kids to think about future jobs and working hard at school.
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[8E-Water-Sign]


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Roanoke city has reduced water consumption by 13 percent since mandatory restrictions began a month ago.
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Now citizens can find out just how many gallons they're saving per week. The city put up a sign in front of the Civic Center so passing motorists can track their progress. The goal is to save 28 million gallons a week.
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Let's take one more look at the forecast...
Lots of sunshine ahead today, with seasonable afternoon highs around 90.
Mostly clear and pleasant overnight, as lows fall to near 60.
The next five days look pretty much the same...with partly cloudy skies and highs in the 80s...
There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms, though, over the weekend.



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