[7-E-Voter-ID]

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The Virginia Democratic Party's move to stop a new state voter I-D from being used on election day is going to court.
A Richmond judge says he'll rule Monday on whether the practice will be used this election day.
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Ten localities -- including Roanoke city and Bedford and Henry counties -- will require the state I-D or another acceptable form of I-D on November 2nd.
Democrats say it could intimidate some voters.
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[IN Q=It is an extra]

((CRAIG BIEBER: IT IS AN EXTRA BURDEN. AND IT BRINGS BACK SOME REALLY BAD MEMORIES TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IN PARTICULAR, ABOUT THE POLL TAX, LITERACY TESTS, AND OTHER MORE SUBTLE METHODS TO HARASS AND INTIMIDATE VOTERS.))
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((TIM MURTAUGH/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: I DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT CLAIM. IF SOMEONE IS RAISING THE SPECTER OF JIM CROW LAWS, IT'S THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BY SUGGESTING THAT THIS IS WHAT THAT'S ALL ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Virginia Democratic Party; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Tim Murtaugh/Republican Party of Virginia; :16]
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Republicans say the I-Ds could stop voter fraud.
Richmond Circuit Court judge Melvin Hughes will decide on a temporary restraining order Monday.
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[7-E-Gilmore-Glenn]


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The program that allows correctional officers to hit and kick aggressive juvenile prisoners is getting support from Governor Jim Gilmore.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


But the Governor says he'll continue to review the program.
On Wednesday, his director of Juvenile Justice said he would ignore a direct order from the board that oversees his agency.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


The Governor says he supports director Gerald Glenn's use of the controversial "Handle With Care Plus" program.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./June 2;]


Juvenile justice board members say other programs that teach defensive -- NOT offensive -- restraint techniques would be more humane.
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[7-S-Power-Line]


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The schedule for building a new, controversial power line has been pushed back again.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File]


American Electric Power wants to build another 765-thousand volt line like this one through Southwest Virginia.
But yesterday the state delayed a major hearing.
A-E-P was supposed to present its case to the State Corporation Commission next month.
Now it will have to wait until next May.
Opposition groups asked for the delay to get more time to fight the new power line.
A-E-P says any delay increases the risk of interruptions in customers' power supply.
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[7-No-Problem]


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An Award winning Austrian Orchestra stopped in Roanoke yesterday on its U-S tour.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The No Problem musicians, who are all physically and mentally challenged, are trying to get the audience to focus on their ability, not disability.
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[SOT tc 03:11:02]
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And these musicians believe in the power of music therapy.
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[IN Q=One of our]

((DR. JOSEF SCHORKMAYR/ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: ONE OF OUR MUSICIANS WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR WHEN THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDED, MADE A STANDING OVATION, HE STOOD UP AND NOBODY COULD BELIEVE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Josef Schorkmayr/Orchestra Director]
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[OUT Q=could believe it.]
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The orchestra performed yesterday morning for Roanoke County and City School students.
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[7Weather]


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Taking a look at your Friday forecast...
Chilly temperatures this morning, but the afternoon looks sunny and breezy.
Highs today around 70.
Tonight mostly clear and cool with lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.
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[45-County-School]


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A member of the Roanoke County School Board is questioning whether some of the supervisors had a hidden agenda when they offered to take over construction of the new south county high school.
School Board members say they're puzzled by the timing of the offer.
And last night Tom Leggette said he's heard rumors that Democratic members of the Board of Supervisors are using the issue to bolster the re- election prospects of Catawba Supervisor Spike Harrison.
By using a prototype developed by a North Carolina architectural firm, Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says the county could save two million dollars on the cost of the new high school. He was not available for comment last night.

[45-Bedford-Drugs]


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Phase Two of Operation Zero Tolerance has led to more arrests in Bedford County.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Five people were taken into custody yesterday.
A total of 23 people have been indicted on drug charges.. authorities say some of them were targeting high school students for customers.
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[IN Q=One of the]

((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT.. OFF THE STREET.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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Gardner says most of those charged were selling crack cocaine.
All of the indictments stem from undercover work where a sheriff's deputy bought illegal drugs from each suspect.


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[45-S-Ratcliffe]


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A Giles County family faces community service for roughing up a referee and Sheriff's deputy at their son's high school football game.
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[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]

Doris Lee Ratcliffe hit a referee in the arm with a stadium seat at the end of the Giles-Floyd game last month. She said the ref ignored a Floyd player who took a cheap shot at her son, Cooney. As an officer led Ratcliffe away, her husband Bentley grabbed the officer and yelled at him.
[SUPER=04-September 3;]

The crowd was particularly hostile to the refs during that game because the clocks weren't working.
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The judge ordered the Ratcliffes to do 200 hours of community service over the next six months. Assault and obstruction of justice charges were taken under advisement. Doris Lee Ratcliffe has apologized to the referee.

[45-S-Blacksmith]


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The death of a Lexington craftsman could also mark the end of an era.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington/January 1988]


Manly Brown was a throwback to an earlier time... a 20th century blacksmith using 19th century tools and methods at his shop in Lexington.
There weren't many blacksmiths of his kind left when we visited in 19-88...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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and with Brown's death last week, at the age of 93, there are fewer still.
We'll have a closer look at Manly Brown's life on "Virginia Newsreel", on News 7 Sunday Morning, starting at 8.

[45Weather]


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Turning your attention now to the forecast...
Sunny and a bit breezy with highs around 70.
Staying mostly clear overnight, with lows near 40.
The five day forecast clouds up by tomorrow...with showers likely on Sunday.
Highs in the 60s and lows 70s..


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[8-E-Rubatex]


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Striking union members at Rubatex say they may soften their hard line even if the Steelworkers don't.
Scott Goldberg has more from Bedford's biggest employer.
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[SUPER=01-Loretta Craig/USWA Local 240; 17 -- QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Roy Karens/USWA Local 240; 21--QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; :40]
[SUPER=01-Larry Brookshier/Rubatex Plant Manager; :52]
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((QUICK!! NATSOUND -- picket line))
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They've been picketing for five weeks.
They've given up paychecks averaging more than 13-and-a-half dollars an hour.
And though their union leadership says it won't budge ...
Some rank and file say it might be time to take a step toward the bargaining table.
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((LORETTA CRAIG: WE MAY END UP HAVING TO DO THAT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE AT ALL.))
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((ROY KARENS: WE NEED TO GET BACK AND TALK SOME. SEE WHAT WE CAN COME UP WITH.))
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The union is waiting to hear what comes of its unfair labor practices charge.
It says Rubatex negotiated in bad faith ... proposing a contract cutting workers' take-home pay. [meeting -- jim at overhead projector]
But Rubatex numbers say the average worker would come out ahead under what the company calls its final offer.
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((JIM LAURIN: WE HAVE A FINAL OFFER ON THE TABLE. WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT. WE DON'T BELIEVE IT'S REGRESSIVE BARGAINING.))
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It's an offer the union says it won't counter ... and Rubatex says it won't change.
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((LARRY BROOKSHIER: I'M NOT SURE IT'S A GAME OF BLINK WHATSOEVER. IT'S JUST A BUSINESS POSITION.))
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: RUBATEX SAYS IT'S WILLING TO MEET WITH THE UNION AT A REASONABLE TIME AND PLACE -- LIKE THE LAW REQUIRES. BUT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN SOMEONE HAS TO BLINK. AND THE COMPANY STILL SAYS THE UNION HAS TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7, BEDFORD.))
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[8-S-Power-Line]


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A-E-P's building of a new, controversial poweline has been rescheduled again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File]


American Electric Power wants to build another 765-thousand volt line like this one through Southwest Virginia.
But yesterday the state delayed a major hearing.
A-E-P was supposed to present its case to the State Corporation Commission next month.
Now it will have to wait until next May.
Opposition groups asked for the delay to get more time to fight the new power line.
A-E-P says any delay increases the risk of interruptions in customers' power supply.
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[8-E-Green]


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The Reverend Charles Green was a political activist and a civil rights leader.
Yesterday, he was also remembered as a man of uncommon dignity and deep religious faith.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Family members and friends crowded into High Street Baptist Church to celebrate Green's 75 years.
A World War II veteran, a longtime pastor, and hospital chaplain... Green was active in many civic organizations, including the Roanoke chapter of the NAACP.
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[IN Q=He will go down in history]

((HE WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY, AND CERTAINLY HIS FOOTPRINTS HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE SAND HERE AMONG THE BLACK COMMUNITY. OF COURSE HE DIDN'T SEE RACE. HE HELPED EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Martinsville Minister;]
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[OUT Q=he helped everybody.]
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[VO-NAT]


Charles Thomas Green was born in Midville, Georgia in October, 1924... It's there in a Green Family Cemetery that he will be buried.
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[8Weather]


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Before we wrap up this morning...here's a look at the Friday forecast.
Sunny and breezy today with highs around 70.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows around 40.
The five day forecast includes lots of clouds tomorrow...with showers likely on Sunday.
Highs will stay in the 60s and low 70s...with lows in the 40s and 50s.


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