[7-11County-Wreck]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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A Roanoke County teenager has died from injuries suffered in a car accident last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 12;]


Police say 15-year-old (PEE-trow) Pietro Falco died yesterday, a week after his car ran off Pitzer Road and struck a tree.
Four other young people were in the car, but their injuries were not as serious.
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[7-11Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC38:10]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Danville fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a blaze that gutted a single story duplex.


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


It happened around one yesterday at the 11-hundred block of West Paxton Street.
Fire crews found flames coming out of the building.
Investigators believe it started in the basement but have not found the cause.
No one was hurt.
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[7-11Nelson-Search]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
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[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:58:22]
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The family of the eight year old girl who got lost and died in the woods in Nelson County hope to shed some positive light on the tragedy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Jackie Holden's mother and grandfather announced the creation of the Jackie Holden Memorial Fund.
Proceeds will help create a training video to teach children how to survive in the woods.
They also want to form a search and rescue team for Nelson County.
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[SOT 14:04:41 #2]
[IN Q=This is a]

((AMY HOLDEN/MOTHER: THIS IS A CONSTRUCTIVE WAY, A PRODUCTIVE WAY OF GRIEVING. WE WANT TO BRING SOMETHING OUT OF IT, INSTEAD OF TAKING SOMETHING FROM IT, WE WANT TO BRING SOMETHING TO IT AND THIS IS OUR WAY OF DOING IT AS A WHOLE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Holden/Mother]
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[OUT Q=as a whole family.]
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[VO-NAT]


Holden says the community already has donated more than four thousand dollars in honor of Jackie.
Part of that money will help build a memorial garden at Jackie's elementary school.
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[7-11Falwell]


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[TAPE#=00-]
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Civil liberties groups have attacked the Reverend Jerry Falwell for what they believe is his attempt to mix religion and politics.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


They're angry over Falwell's plan to use the country's churches to get ten million new registered voters to the polls this fall.
Falwell says while he believes most people of faith would vote conservative, he's not doing this to endorse or oppose any candidate.
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[SOT 00:05:31]
[IN Q=It is non-partisan]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: IT IS NON- PARTISAN, IT IS VERY LEGAL AND NO ONE WILL BE ANGERED. WHEN YOU HAVE A CHURCH WITH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SITTING RIGHT THERE, NOBODY'S GOING TO LEAVE ANGRY BECAUSE SOMEBODY TOLD YOU FOR WHOM TO VOTE OR WHICH PARTY TO REGISTER FOR.. SIMPLY REGISTER.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor]
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[OUT Q=simply register.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell is sending voter registration packets to 200- thousand pastors nationwide.
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[7-11Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC48:20]
[GRAPHIC=Carvins Cove Full Pond]


Roanoke's main reservoir is overflowing again after a two year hiatus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove]


April 24th, 1998 was the last time Carvins Cove was filled to capacity and water was cascading down the spillway.


It was down more than two and a half feet yesterday, but Monday's rainfall pushed the water level over the top.
City officials expect a normal spring and summer with no threat of water restrictions.
If Roanoke faces another drought in the future, they say the city will be better prepared to handle the situation.
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[7Weather]


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Taking a look at your mid week forecast.
Clouds this morning then skies turn partly sunny.
Highs around 70.
Tonight, partly cloudy with patchy fog.
Lows in the upper 40s to 50.
The extended forecast...

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[45-School-Board]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-15]
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There are six candidates vying to fill three seats on the Roanoke County school board and city council members say deciding who gets those seats won't be easy.
Last night, council members interviewed candidates -- three are incumbents.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-F. B. Webster Day/School Board Candidate; :10]
[SUPER=01-Marsha Ellison/School Board Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/School Board Candidate; :37]
[SUPER=01-William Skeen/School Board Candidate; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-James Beatty/School Board Candidate; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Manns/School Board Candidate; 1:26]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:33]
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[OUT Q=NEws 7, Roanoke.]

((The Six candidates each spoke about their vision for giving students a better education. One of the hottest topics were the Standards of Learning.

[SOT 18:34:41]
[INQ=]

((F.B. WEBSTER DAY/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: I THINK IT HAS MADE US STOP AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING IT HAS CAUSED US TO HAVE TEACHERS COLLABORATE MORE AND FOR ADMINISTRATORS TO ANALYZE THE DATA AND SEE WHERE WE NEED TO IMPROVE.))
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((MARSHA ELLISON/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: MY CONCERNS WITH THE TESTING THAT THE TESTING NOT BE THE SOLE CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION.))
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With a teacher shortage expected within 3 to 5 years candidates have ideas on how to attract potential teachers.

[SOT 20:16:38]
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((SHERMAN LEA: LET THE UNIVERSITIES KNOW THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR GOOD QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND CONTINUE OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM TO LET JUNIORS AND SENIORS COME WORK IN ROANOKE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.))
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[RUNS10]
The one year anniversary of Columbine is only days away and that brought up the question of school safety.

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[INQ=]

((WILLIAM SKEEN: I BELIEVE THE SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, RELATIVE TO EVERYTHING ELSE THAT ANYONE DOES GET IN A CAR, BUS, SCHOOLS ARE THE SAFEST PLACES OUR CHILDREN CAN POSSIBLY BE.))
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[RUNS11]
And would school uniforms create a better learning environment?

[SOT 19:43:13]
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((JAMES BEATTY: HAVING A UNIFORM IN MY OPINION WOULD MAKE THE PLAYING FIELD MORE EVEN FOR EVERYBODY.))
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[SOT 20:56:01]
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((GLORIA MANNS: I THINK IF WE WOULD HAVE SOME UNIFORMS IT WOULD CREATE A COMMON ATMOSPHERE CHILDREN WOULDN'T LIKE IT BUT PARENTS WOULD.))
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[RUNS09]
City council will appoint three of the candidates to the school board next month. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[45-11Bowers]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmc/nkr]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC17:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


As he seeks re-election, black city leaders rally behind Roanoke mayor David Bowers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


They held a news conference yesterday, to endorse the mayor.
A fellow Democrat says Bower's opponents are practicing a strategy of divide and conquer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What they've done]

((ONZLEE WARE: WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS THROW ENOUGH PEOPLE IN THE RACE, HOPING THAT THERE'LL BE ENOUGH CONFUSION, PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS, REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENT REPUBLICANS, AND BY BRINGING SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE RACE THAT THEY'LL DIVIDE OUR VOTE.))
[SUPER=201-Onzlee Ware/Bowers Supporter;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=divide our vote.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ware and others say despite some mistakes Bowers has made, he's still the best candidate.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a look at your mid week forecast.
Clouds this morning then skies turn partly sunny.
Highs around 70.
Tonight, partly cloudy with patchy fog.
Lows in the upper 40s to 50.
The extended forecast...

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[8-11Williams]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:49:24]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


A Danville murder case is now a landmark U-S Supreme Court decision.
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[VO-NAT]


The high court ordered a new sentencing hearing in Danville for death row inmate Terry Williams.
The court says Danville jurors might have opted for a life sentence, if they'd known about Williams' I-Q of 69, abusive childhood, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
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[SOT 16:49:58]
[IN Q=Both judge]

((BRIAN POWERS/TERRY WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: BOTH JUDGE INGRAM FROM DANVILLE, WHO KNOW JURIES BEST IN DANVILLE, AND JUDGE CACHERIS, LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE RECORD OF THINGS THAT WERE NOT PRESENTED, WERE NOT INVESTIGATED, CONCLUDED THAT THE SENTENCING HEARING WAS FATALLY FLAWED.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Powers/Terry Williams' Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=fatally flawed.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Williams' attorney says this marks the first time in history that the U-S Supreme Court has overturned a case because the trial lawyers did such a poor job it could have changed the jury's decision.
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[8-11Washington]


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[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A new D-N-A test may be in the future of a convicted killer if Governor Gilmore approves it.
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[VO-NAT]


Earl Washington's death sentence for the 1982 rape and murder of a Culpeper woman was commuted to life in prison in 1994.
It was the last official act of Governor Doug Wilder, before he left office.
Now, Washington's attorneys say there's a swab of D-N-A that's never been tested... and new D-N-A techniques that could conclusively prove Washington's innocence.
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[8-11Painter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:29:26]
[GRAPHIC=Arson]


A well-known Blacksburg defense attorney faces arson charges in connection with several Montgomery County fires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1996;]


Sources close to the investigation tell News-7 that several warrants were issued for Joseph Painter's arrest on arson charges.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


Sources say Painter is the suspect in a series of minor fires set in a subdivision being constructed behind his home.
Painter has not yet been served with the warrants.
Sources say he checked into a Roanoke hospital over the weekend for personal reasons.
Painter was unavailable and his family had no comment.
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[8-11Planned-Parenthood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC1:48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood]


Roanoke's new Planned Parenthood headquarters is up and running.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The new Planned Parenthood building has many added features including heightened security.
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[SOT TC 23:45:02]
[IN Q=This building]

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: THIS BUILDING INCORPORATES A LOT OF STATE OF THE ART SECURITY IN TERMS OF MULTIPLEX CAMERAS. BULLET PROOF GLASS ON SOME OF THE WINDOWS, BULLETPROOF DRYWALL AND A NUMBER OF OTHER SECURITY FEATURES INCLUDING TAMPER PROOF LOCKS AND WHAT NOT.))
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood; ]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=and what not.]
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[VO-NAT]

Besides the state of the art security enhancements, the new facility also boasts one of the largest reproductive health libraries in the country and the first drive-through pill pick up window.
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[8Weather]


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[WRITER=tar]
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Taking a look at your mid week forecast.
Clouds this morning then skies turn partly sunny.
Highs around 70.
Tonight, partly cloudy with patchy fog.
Lows in the upper 40s to 50.
The extended forecast...

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[SUPER=314-Morning Clouds/Then Partly Sunny/65-72/Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/45-50 ;]
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