[7-11Cycle-Fatal]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
The Roanoke City Police department is trying to adjust this morning to the loss of not only one of their own, but a friend. 31 year old Connie Ray Lee died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident Saturday night.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Bill West/Roanoke City Police Department; :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night; : 26]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Police Spokesperson; :32]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :55]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=JS News 7]

(( Just one day after the accident fellow police officers return to the crash site at the 2200 block of Brambleton Avenue --where Officer Connie Ray Lee was fatally injured after being thrown from his motorcycle.
Sergeant Bill West says he needed to come here -- to have a connection to Lee.
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[SOT8:56]
[IN Q=It's a difficult]

((SGT. BILL WEST: IT'S DIFFICULT ANYTIME YOU LOSE A FELLOW OFFICER BECAUSE LIKE I SAID IT'S LIKE LOSING FAMILY. IT'S BAD. IT'S HARD))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=it hurts]


Authorities say officer Lee had just left another police officers wedding when the crashed happened.
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[SOT 1:17]
[IN Q=]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: THERE WAS ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE IN FRONT OF HIM THAT HIT SOME LOSE GRAVEL. HE TOOK SOME EVASIVE ACTION AND WENT OFF THE ROAD. AND WAS THROWN OFF HIS MOTORCYCLE AND LOST HIS HELMET))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=lost his helmet]


At the crash site there were few reminders of Lee's fatal crash -- just pieces left behind from his motorcycle.
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[SOT8:01]
[IN Q=He was always]

((HE WAS ALWAYS A REAL NICE GUY. HE WAS ALWAYS SOFT SPOKEN. JUST A REAL NICE GUY))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=nice guy]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((FOR SOME, OFFICER LEE WAS NOT ONLY A CO-WORKER BUT A FRIEND, MANY SAY HE WILL DEFINETELY BE MISSED. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7))
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[OUT Q=]))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Lee had been on the force since March of 19-91.
He worked in the patrol bureau on the night shift.








[7-11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21 16:56]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


The search continues this morning at Smith Mountain Lake for man who may have drowned. The search began yesterday after receiving a 9-1-1 call shortly before three.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


They're concentrating on the area near the Beacon Light Marina where two men were boating.
The pair apparently jumped in to cool off-- but one of the men did not surface.
Dive teams were called in along with the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.
The search was called off around nine- forty five last night.
Officials plan to resume the search at seven this morning.
So far, the man's identity is unknown.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Now, let's take a break from the news to look at the forecast... Today will be partly sunny with some scattered storms possible, highs will be in the upper 80's to low 90's... Tonight, clouds will form with some evening showers possible.. lows will be in the upper 60's to low 70's



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[ESS C] (EXTENDED)[45-11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21 16:56]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Authorities have resumed their search for a possible drowing victim at Smith Mountain Lake.
They began searching yesterday after receiving a 9-1-1 call.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


They're concentrating on the area near the Beacon Light Marina where two men were boating.
The pair apparently jumped in to cool off-- but one of the men did not surface.
Dive teams were called in along with the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.
The search was called off around nine- forty five last night.
Officials resumed the search about an hour ago.
So far, there is no word on the man's name.
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[45-2-11Blood-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-17 47:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The blood supply is running low in our area, and the American Red Cross is seeking blood donors of all types.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The Red Cross supplies blood to 44 area hospitals -- and with the shortage officials say there is a one day supply in stock.
The Red Cross usually has at least a three day supply on hand.
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[SOT 20:29]
[IN Q=We've got to rely on the ]

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'VE GOT TO RELY ON THE FOLKS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND BEYOND TO HELP SUPPORT THAT NEED. IT'S SIMPLY A MATTER OF BEING 17 YEARS OF AGE, AT LEAST 110 POUNDS AND IN GOOD HEALTH AND YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE,BE SOMEONE'S HERO BY JUST GIVING AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=of your time]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Red Cross says the summer is the most difficult time of year to recruit blood donors.
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[full screen graphic]
The Red cross will be holding blood drives throughout this week.
Today some of the locations are: The Wytheville Community Center, Christiansburg Moose Lodge, Radford Christian Church, and the Roanoke Valley Donor center --which is located in downtown Roanoke.
If you need additional information you can call 1-800-GIVE- LIFE.



[45-Wine-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-26 14:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Many people raised their glasses to charity during yesterday's wine tasting at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It was all part of the 8th annual Roanoke Valley Wine Festival sponsored by the Roanoke Jaycees.
For the price of a 15 dollar ticket -- wine tasters could try out wines from 11 wineries from across Virginia.
The Roanoke Jaycees will use the money raised for community service projects.
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[SOT7:23]
[IN Q=One of the biggest]

((DEBBIE KEATS/PRES. ROANOKE JAYCEES: ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES IS CAMP FOR VIRGINIA JAYCEES IN BEDFORD COUNTY AND WE RAISE MONEY FOR THE CAMPORSHIPS FOR MENTALLY HANDICAP YOUNG ADULTS TO GO FOR ONE WEEK AT A TIME))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Keats/Roanoke Jaycees President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=at a time]
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[VO-NAT]


This the largest yearly fundraiser for the organization.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a moment now to see what today's forecast holds...
Partly sunny with scattered storms and highs near 90.
STaying partly cloudy tonight with a few more showers possible and lows near 70.
The five day outlook doesn't change much....


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[ESS C] (EXTENDED)[8-11Cycle-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A Roanoke City police officer lost his life over the weekend.
31 year old Connie Ray Lee died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident Saturday night.
Joy Sutton has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Bill West/Roanoke City Police Department; :13]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night; : 26]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Police Spokesperson; :32]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :55]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=JS News 7]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Lee had been on the force since 19-91.
He worked in the patrol bureau on the night shift. (( Just one day after the accident fellow police officers return to the crash site at the 2200 block of Brambleton Avenue --where Officer Connie Ray Lee was fatally injured after being thrown from his motorcycle.
Sergeant Bill West says he needed to come here -- to have a connection to Lee.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT8:56]
[IN Q=It's a difficult]

((SGT. BILL WEST: IT'S DIFFICULT ANYTIME YOU LOSE A FELLOW OFFICER BECAUSE LIKE I SAID IT'S LIKE LOSING FAMILY. IT'S BAD. IT'S HARD))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=it hurts]


Authorities say officer Lee had just left another police officers wedding when the crashed happened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:17]
[IN Q=]

((SHELLY ALLEY/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: THERE WAS ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE IN FRONT OF HIM THAT HIT SOME LOSE GRAVEL. HE TOOK SOME EVASIVE ACTION AND WENT OFF THE ROAD. AND WAS THROWN OFF HIS MOTORCYCLE AND LOST HIS HELMET))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=lost his helmet]


At the crash site there were few reminders of Lee's fatal crash -- just pieces left behind from his motorcycle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT8:01]
[IN Q=He was always]

((HE WAS ALWAYS A REAL NICE GUY. HE WAS ALWAYS SOFT SPOKEN. JUST A REAL NICE GUY))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=nice guy]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((FOR SOME, OFFICER LEE WAS NOT ONLY A CO-WORKER BUT A FRIEND, MANY SAY HE WILL DEFINETELY BE MISSED. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=]))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


Lee had been on the force since 19-91.
He worked in the patrol bureau on night watch.








[8-11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-21 16:56]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Authorities will continue searching Smith Mountain Lake this morning for man who may have drowned. The search began yesterday after receiving a 9-1-1 call shortly before three.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


They're concentrating on the area near the Beacon Light Marina where two men were boating.
The pair apparently jumped in to cool off-- but one of the men did not surface.
Dive teams were called in along with the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.
The search was called off around nine- forty five last night.
Officials resumed the search at seven this morning.
So far, there is no word on the man's name.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Let's turn to the forecast once more...
Partly sunny with the threat of a few afternoon thunderstorms today.
Highs near 90.
Partly cloudy tonight, with a few showers...lows around 70.
The five day outlook keep the chance of afternoon thunderstorms in the forecast..


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