[Danville-Murder]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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For the 7-th time this year, Danville authorities are investigating an apparent murder.
30 year old Chris Gill of Danville died from a gun shot wound around 11 last night.
It happened when someone broke into his Westover Drive home and shot him and attempted to shoot his friend Donna Pruitt.
The victim was able to run to a neighbor's house for help but he later died at the hospital.
Danville authorities say they do have a suspect and are looking for him.
They are not releasing the motive of the shooting at this time.

[L'burg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Police say an early- morning shooting in Lynchburg appears to be drug- related.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Just before four, several suspects burst into this house at 915 Dearing Street.
They shot 38- year- old Edward Reeves once in the chest before robbing him of an undisclosed amount of money.
Reeves was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where he's listed in satisfactory condition.
No arrests have been made.. anyone with information should contact the Lynchburg police.
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[11Pitts-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:17:08]
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Authorities have identified the body of a man found in a Pittsylvania County driveway yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Police say it appears 18-year-old Antoine Lamont Jones of Danville was shot at least once outside a residence on Moorefield Bridge Road.
No word yet on a suspect.
Authorities are asking that anyone with information call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office.
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[M'ville-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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[TAPE#=00-14 1:55:32]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a Martinsville murder.
22 year old Brian Antonio King has been charged with second degree murder and robbery in connection
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[VO-NAT]


with the death of 27 year old Sidney Lloyd Jones.
King was already in the Martinsville jail for possession of Marijuana.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 2000;]


The murder happened April 22nd on Fourth Street.
The first suspect charged was 24 year old David Tashawn Martin who turned himself in back in April.
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[Lane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


No one has been charged yet--
But police say the wife of N-F-L running back Fred Lane shot and killed him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]


Authorities say the couple had argued in their Charlotte home.
And Lane's father says the two were having problems recently.
Police say the district attorney will decide whether to press charges against Diedra Lane, once an investigation is complete.
Lane's death came a day after he was indicted on drug charges.
24- year- old Lane had been traded by the Carolina Panthers to the Indianapolis Colts in April.
The Colts say they're ``shocked and saddened'' by news of Lane's death.
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[11Clagett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC1:40:35]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


A man died in Virginia's electric chair last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;]


In 1995, the state began giving inmates a choice between electrocution and lethal injection.
39 year old Michael David Clagett (KLAG-et) is the second inmate to choose the electric chair.
He was pronounced dead just after nine o'clock.
Clagett killed four strangers, while robbing a Virginia Beach restaurant in 1994.
The robbery netted 400 dollars.
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[11GE-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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[GRAPHIC=GE contract Vote]


General Electric Union Employees across the country voted on a new 3-year contract yesterday. Union members in Salem have voted to ACCEPT a new three-year contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The contract offers G-E workers across the country a 14- percent wage increase over the next three years, along with early retirement options and a better pension plan.
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[IN Q=I would say]

[TAPE: GE VOTE TC:09:52:08] ((ROY ROGERS: I WOULD SAY IT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME AND IT WAS A HARD FIGHT. BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET MOST OF THE THINGS WE WANTED. BUT I THINK WE DID END UP WITH A FAIR CONTRACT.))
[SUPER=01-Roy Rogers/Local 161 President]
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[OUT Q=a fair contract.]
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[VO-NAT]


The vote approved the contract by a 90 percent margin at I-U-E Local 161. The national tally will released today.

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[Thailand-Children]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A chemical leak from a nearby paint factory is making hundreds of students sick in Thailand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Bangkok, Thailand;]


More than 200 children at the same school have experienced symptoms such as severe headaches and vomiting.
At least 75 children are still in the hospital, one in serious condition.
Authorities have since closed the paint factory, which is located on the outskirts of Bangkok.
Police are now searching for the owner of the factory.
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[Cory-Everson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
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One of the owners of Cory Everson Women's gym in Roanoke County says he doesn't want to shut the place down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A thousand paying customers are locked out of their gym this week with no advance warning. Owner William Bailey says the landlord violated the lease by refusing to pay for a new air conditioner. Bailey hopes the club will re-open with a new air conditioner on Monday. He also says the landlord has turned off potential buyers by doubling the rent to 10-thousand-dollars a month. But the landlord that's not true, that a gym manager OFFERED to pay that much to take over the place.
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[Casting-Call]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
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A California film company is scouting Roanoke for people to be in a commercial. Gartner Films is shooting a commercial for a food product next week at V-M-I. The company needs 600 extras of all ages -- plus two little girls who look like they could be six years old. They will be paid at least a hundred dollars a day, and no acting experience is necessary. The casting call's at Valley View Mall today from one to eight in the Food Court near Sears.







[Salvation-Army]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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If you're in the market to buy a vehicle, there's a car auction going on this afternoon that benefits a worthy cause.
[DOUBLE BOXES]


Joining us this afternoon from the Roanoke Auction Service in southeast Roanoke is Major Stephen Long, who's with the Salvation Army.
(Major Long, how large a selection of cars do you have there?)
[super=01-Major Stephen Long/Salvation Army]



[super=05-Roanoke]
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[vo-nat]


(And I understand these 90 cars are from estates, and this is an absolute auction-- everything must go?)

(The proceeds from the auction go to find the Turning Point Shelter, tell us a little bit about that.)

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(And you're standing beside a sharp- looking car-- a mustang?)

(Okay, what time does the auction start today and where exactly are you located?)

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[TAKE FS BOARD 100ESSC]

(GUEST AD LIBS INFO)
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[DOUBLE BOXES]



Major Long, thanks so much for talking with us today. Good luck with the auction.
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]


Steve Pardon has Growin' It after this.
[WX Sponsor Open]


[5-Growin-It]


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[SPONSOR OPEN]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[SPONSOR CLOSE]



[Pyramid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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It's a grand re- opening of ANCIENT proportions--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giza, Egypt;]


After nearly a year of renovations, the second largest pyramid in Giza, Egypt will be made public again this month.

Workers cleaned up graffiti, mended cracks, and installed new lighting and ventilation systems.
The humidity inside the pyramid crystallized into a thick layer of salt, causing cracks to spread.
Three other tombs from the fourth dynasty will soon open to the public for the FIRST time.
They were discovered nearly 50 years ago.
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=steve]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-61 tc 2:06:55]
[GRAPHIc=commonwealth games]

It's hard to keep cool in the heat of July at the Commonwealth Games, unless you play ice hockey, a sport that returns as a medal sport with an adult division as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Three teams will be going for the gold this weekend at the Ice Station in Roanoke.
The puck drops in the first game at 8:30 Saturday morning.
Having the tournament in the Star City is a plus for hockey in Southwest Virginia.
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[SOT 14:16:34]
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The youth teams will play July 15th and 16th at the Ice Station.
Teams from as far away as Northern Virginia make up the two divisions of three teams each.

[Bull-Run]


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[WRITER=kmc]
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They're off and running in Pamplona, Spain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pamplona, Spain;]


The annual running of the bulls got under way today.
There were several minor injuries -- but so far, no gorings.
Officials say two Spaniards were hospitalized.
One with a bump on his head, and another with a hurt elbow.
Another 20 people were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
The event runs every year from July seventh through the 14th.
Bulls run through the streets in the morning and face matadors in the ring in the afternoon.
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