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VMI's board of visitors discuss a state audit of Superintendent Josiah Bunting, we'll have their conclusions coming up....
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And we'll show you how new construction is bringing back the history of Gainsboro.



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In sports, Jimmy Hensley is looking for a ride in the year 2-thousand Matt Kenseth wins on the Busch circuit last night.
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And Penn State opens the college football season with a big win over Arizona.
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The second half of the weekend will be cooler than today. And we'll have details on hurricane Dennis-- who is taking his sweet time coming home from a vacation in the Bahamas.



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((THIS EXPRESSION BY THE BOARD MAKES ME FEEL VINDICATED.))
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The Board of Visitors for Virginia Military Institute put their support behind the superintendent as he faces a state audit.
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Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.

[VMI]


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16 members of Board of Visitors met this afternoon to review the discretionary expenses of the Superintendent Josiah Bunting.
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Joy Sutton attended the meeting and is in the newsroom with details.
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The Rockbridge Commonwealth's Attorney is currently reviewing the case on Josiah Bunting.
But the VMI Board of Visitors doesn't think he has done anything wrong -- and is backing Bunting 100-percent..

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((BRUCE GOTTWALD/VMI BOARD OF VISITORS: BASED ON OUR REVIEW WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT ALL OF THESE FUNDS HAVE BEEN SPENT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF VMI AND IT'S MISSION. THERE HAS BEEN NO INTENT OF PERSONAL GAIN WHATSOEVER BY THE SUPERINTENDENT.))
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These were the words of the Board of Visitors President following a closed session review of Superintendent Josiah Bunting.
State Officials are currently reviewing the superintendent's use of his 100-thousand dollar discretionary account-- part of which was used for a retirement party and to buy gifts.
Even though this account is not funded by tax dollars it is still subject to state guidelines.
The VMI Foundation Incorporated provides the majority of the funding for the discretionary account--
and is backing Bunting.
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((GIL MINOR/VMI FOUNDATION INC.: FOUNDATION FUNDS HAVE BEEN SPENT PROPERLY AND APPROPRIATELY FOR THE BETTERMENT OF VMI))
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Bunting says that support is important since his integrity is on the line.
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((JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: ALL I HAVE DONE WITH CONSCIOUS ACTION HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN WITH WHAT I CONCEIVE TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF VMI))
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Bunting says it's time to get back to business of running VMI.
And now it's just a matter of waiting as state officials wrap-up their investigation.
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Eric,



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The watch for Hurricane Dennis so far goes up the southeast coast to Georgia but they're not taking any chances in the Carolinas as resident begin to prepare for the bad weather. The National Weather Service says if Dennis doesn't hit Florida over the weekend, it could come ashore somewhere between Wilmington, North Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina by Monday morning.
Ellen Qualls has been from South Carolina's grand strand to North Carolina's southern beaches today and she has this report.
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State Democrats met in Roanoke today to decide whether the party should hold a presidential primary next February.

The party had planned to keep state and congressional district conventions to choose delegates for next year's national nominating convention.
Virginia Republicans have decided to hold a primary February 29th.
Since that decision, G-O-P frontrunner George W. Bush has made several visits to the state and received the endorsement of Governor Gilmore.

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It is almost an exact replica of the way it used to look years ago.
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It's this home in historic Gainsboro on Gilmer Avenue that was reconstructed by the Blue Ridge Housing Development Corporation.
The new homeowner who used to live in the neighborhood got a chance to see the new home today for the first time.
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((FRANCIS CALLOWAY/ NEW HOME OWNER: I NEVER DREAMED THAT WILL BE BACK IN NORTH EAST ON THE STREETS I PLAYED ON WHEN I WAS CHILD))
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Mayor David Bowers even stopped by to greet the new homeowner.
And the Corporation is hoping to re-build more homes just like this one.
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((ALVIN NASH/BLUE RIDGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN TRYING TO REVITALIZE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE UNDERDEVELOPED AND SUFFERED FROM URBAN REVITALIZATION))
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The project was also supported by Historic Gainsboro Preservation Incorporated and Roanoke City.
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He was a Confederate General from Franklin County who fought in several battles during the civil war.
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And now for the first time there is a painting of Confederate General Jubal Early marching into battle in 1864.
The artist was at the Hotel Roanoke signing museum edition prints of the painting entitled "Old Jubilee".
The paintings were on sale for 200-dollars.
Profits from 100 of the prints are going to help the Jubal Early Preservation Trust.
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((JOHN PAUL STRAIN: THEIR REFURBISHING AND REDOING JUBAL EARLY'S HOME HERE IN THE AREA. I FELT LIKE MY DONATIONS OF JUBAL EARLY WOULD HELP IN THE DONATIONS AND SO FORTH))
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The artist says the painting is very detailed and was based on photographs of General Early and uniforms used in battle.
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Coming up next on News 7.. Some Virginia tobacco farmers may have to watch their relief go up in smoke.
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And UPS will be trucking on down the road as the company takes more shipments to the streets.
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The people who hand out tobacco money expect to feel some heat.
And major customer pulls away from Norfolk Southern.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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Governor Gilmore appointed 18-people to the commission that distributes tobacco-settlement money -- nine of them from Southside.
They say their job could light up some tempers.
They have to decide which communities and which growers get what portion of the two-billion dollars Virginia promised to farmers. [99-27 at 42:37]
Meanwhile ... growers and leaf dealers getting smoked by a slumping demand for tobacco played host to Senator Chuck Robb and Congressman Virgil Goode.
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One of Norfolk Southern's biggest customers is derailing half of its business.
United Parcel Service is putting 50-percent of what used to be shipped by trains onto trucks.
UPS said the railroad's recent track record of late deliveries is "just unacceptable." [volvo 2]
Three-hundred-fifty workers at the Volvo plant in Dublin were sent truckin.'
But their union says the layoffs are very temporary.
The local United Auto Workers president said all will come back to work in a week, when demand for industrial trucks is expected to pick up again. [99-24 at 1:51:17]
The man who owns a Roanoke body art parlor says he got tattooed by a court ruling.
Danny Fowler sued a former employee for violating a non-compete clause.
But a judge says there's no proof Mark Bell took business away from his former boss.
So, to Danny's dismay, Mark is free to pierce and paint as much skin as he likes. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
It was a mixed week on Wall Street.
The Dow lost 10 points.
The Nasdaq picked up 111.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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In July Virginia had its lowest jobless level and best summer employment situation in almost 50 years. The figures released by the Virginia Unemployment Commission show unemployment was down 2 percent from June. Around the state Buchanan County came in with the highest July jobless rate while Charlottesville had the lowest.


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Coming up we'll take time off to visit a place on the Blue Ridge Parkway..
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that drives home the feeling of comfort while transporting you to a state of total relaxation.
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The Blue Ridge Parkway is worth visiting most any time of year.
But if you need to take a break during the scenic drive, the Inn at Orchard Gap is one possible destination.
As Kimberly McBroom tells us in "Time Off", this bed and breakfast serves up its OWN beautiful view.
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((Setting the breakfast table is just one of the many duties Micky and Debbie Williams perform together as innkeepers.
Once guests return from their daily outings, this living area can fill up quickly.
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((DEBBIE WILLIAMS/INNKEEPER: WE GET LOTS OF PEOPLE FROM CANADA THAT TRAVEL THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND FROM UP NORTH, VERY MANY PEOPLE FROM NORTH CAROLINA, AS WELL AS FROM VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE, THE SURROUNDING STATES COME. AND WE'VE HAD PEOPLE FROM OVERSEAS, FROM EUROPE AND OTHER AREAS, TOO.)) [RUNS:16]
What brings them here could be the attractive guest rooms featuring queen- sized beds, antique furniture and hand- stitched quilts.
Upstairs rooms also have gas fireplaces.
Two new cottages are available for rent, and have been popular with families.
Room rates range between 70 and 75- dollars a night, including breakfast.
Cottages run between 85 and 95- dollars.
But besides the amenities they offer, the Williams have their own theory as to why visitors keep coming back.
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((DEBBIE & MICKY WILLIAMS: WELL, MOSTLY THE VIEWS AND THE PEACE AND QUIET AND THE SURROUNDINGS. YOU CAN KIND OF COME UP HERE AND RELAX AND ENJOY JUST SITTING ON THE PORCH, OR HIKING AND BIKING OR DOING PRETTY MUCH WHATEVER YOU LIKE TO DO.)) [RUNS:13]
Speaking of the VIEW...each room leads out to a porch with plenty of rocking chairs.
But once you leave the comforts of the chair, you can check out several area attractions.
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((DEBBIE WILLIAMS/INNKEEPER: WE TRY AND GIVE PEOPLE AS MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA AS WE CAN AND TELL THEM ABOUT UNIQUE PLACES WHERE TO SHOP, WHERE TO VISIT, OR WHERE TO FIND NICE PLACES TO BE AND THEY KIND OF GET OUT TO THOSE PLACES DURING THE DAY AND THEN COME BACK TO THEIR ROCKING CHAIRS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.)) [RUNS:17]
When asked about who typically visits the inn, the Williams say guests come from virtually every walk of life.
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((MICKY WILLIAMS/INNKEEPER: THEY RANGE FROM MOTORCYCLISTS TO PROFESSORS, DOCTORS, JUST-- THEY JUST COME UP HERE TO RELAX.)) [RUNS:06]
And from where they're sitting, the relaxing is easy.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Carroll County.))
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And coming up, Scores and highlights from Major League Baseball Dale Earnhardt leads second round qualifying at Bristol.
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And Jimmy Hensley is looking for a new ride in the year 2-thousand.
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Fourth ranked Penn State open the college football season today beating Arizona 41 to 7 in the Pigskin Classic.
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Joe Paterno leading the Lions into Happy Valley.
Penn State jumped on Arizona in the first quarter. Kevin Thompson drops back and hits Chafie Fields he makes the catch and races into the end zone from 37 yards out and the Nittany Lions took the 7 to nothing lead.
Fields was the man in the first quarter. On this play he takes the hand off hits the hole and races into the end zone from 70 yards out his second score of the day and Penn State led 14 to nothing in the first quarter.
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Aaron Harris would score on this play from 15 yards out to make the score 31 to nothing and Penn State gets the 41 to 7 victory.
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The Atlanta Braves scored 3 in the 13-th inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3 to nothing.
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Tony LaRussa checking the action in the 13-th.
Gerald Williams hits a single to centerfield scoring Ozzie Guillen from third and the Braves took the one to nothing lead in the 13-th.
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Then leading 2 to nothing Jose Hernandez hits a single to left field scoring Chipper Jones and the Braves hold on for the 3 to nothing win over the Cardinals.
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Scott Brosius singled in the winning run in the ninth to lead New York to a 2 to 1 win over Seattle.
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Joe Torre kicking back in the dugout.
And the Yankees would get on the board first. Shane Spencer hits this single to left field scoring Tino Martinez and the Yankees jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead.
But the Mariners would answer in the third Raul Ibanez gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer to tie the score at 1 to 1.
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Yankee Pitcher El Duke would record a season high 10 strikeouts as the Yankees beat the Mariners 2 to 1.
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Several afternoon games today in Major League Baseball lets check those scores.
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After three years on the Craftsman Truck circuit, Jimmy Hensley will be looking for a ride in the year 2-thousand.

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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 17, 1999; :]


Hensley, one of the most popular drivers in the truck series, is ending his association with truck owner Richard Petty at the end of this season.
Hensley has been driving the number 43 Dodge for three years and he has two wins including this victory at Martinsville this past April.
Hensley is currently 11-th in the points standings and he will drive the remaining six races.
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Matt Kenseth moved closer to Dale Earnhardt Junior in the Busch points race after dominating the Busch race at Bristol last night taking the checkered flag in the Food City 250.
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Kenseth would lead 169 laps of the race winning on the Busch circuit for the fourth time this season.
With his first win on a short track this season Kenseth trims Little E's lead in the points standings to 69.
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Michael Waltrip was second and Little E came in third.





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Tony Stewart will start on the pole for the Goody's 500 tonight at Bristol. The 43 car field was completed today when Dale Earnhardt qualified 26-th with a speed of 123 point 079.
And here's a look at the rest of today's qualifiers.
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It might have looked like a rat race -- but actually it was a hamster race ...
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to see which furry little creature could be the first to cross the finish line. Prizes were given to the kid with the winning hamster.
This is the second time the Petland off 220 has hosted a race. This kind of event takes place every three months.
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