[7-2Pulaski-Drowning]

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The search continues today for a 13-year old boy who appearantly drowned in the New River.
The search began yesterday around 5 o'clock near the Peppers Ferry Bridge in Pulaski County.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

The 13 year old boy was apparently swimming across the river with two females believed to be his sisters. Witnesses say the current became too strong and the three couldn't reach the other side.
Lifeguard ten helped out in the search by flying over the river and divers searched through the water for the boy.
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((JOHN CASEY/REMSI: THERE IS A CONCENTRATED EFFORT WHERE THE VICTIM SUBMERGED AS INDICATED BY WITNESSES THAT'S THE CONCENTRATION OF OUR EFFORTS.))
[Super=01-John Casey/REMSI;]
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Meantime, Deputy Seth Chamberline jumped in and took one of the females to the shore and then went after a bystander who had gone in to help but wound up needing help himself. The second female made it to shore by herself. All three were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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[7-11Richardson]


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A fatal shooting in a Roanoke nightclub will mean 15 years in prison for a Roanoke teenager.
Tremaine Richardson was sentenced yesterday for the murder of Prentice Jordan.
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Richardson pled guilty to second-degree murder and firearms charges in April.
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/September;]


The 16-year-old had also agreed to testify against Timothy Buford, the other young man charged in the murder at Easley's last year.
He didn't have to; Buford pled guilty last month.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
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Before he was sentenced, Richardson apologized to Jordan's family, and to his own, for what he did.

[7-11Submarine]


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A group of Virginia Tech students has their eye on a world record with their human-powered submarine.
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[SUPER=04-Virginia Tech Video;]


The engineering students spent more than two years designing and building the 9-by-2 foot submarine.
It's pedaled underwater by a driver who breathes using an air tank.
So far, the sub has performed well during practice runs in the Florida Keys and at a lake in West Virginia.
To break the world record, it will have to go more than 7 knots -- or 8 miles per hour -- and beat 12 competitors to the finish line.
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[IN Q=I feel really good]

((RON CALLIS/TEAM CAPTAIN: I FEEL REALLY GOOD BECAUSE WE HAVE THIS FINISHED BOAT AND IT'S WHAT I DREAMED ABOUT 2-1/2 YEARS AGO AND I'VE DRIVEN IT AND IT WORKS AND NOW THE NEXT STEP IS JUST TO SHOW IT OFF.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Callis/Team Captain;]
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[OUT Q=show it off.]
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The students not only designed and built the sub, they also recruited sponsors to pay for its construction.
They compete Thursday through Sunday in California.
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Taking a look at your local forecast, partly sunny skies, look for a high in the high 80's/ Tonight, showers possible, a low in the mid-60's. Taking a look at the extended forecast...

[45-2Pulaski-Drowning]


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Rescue crews will continue searching the New River this morning for a 13 year old boy who apparently drowned.
The search began yesterday around 5 o'clock near the Peppers Ferry Bridge in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.]

The 13 year old boy was apparently swimming across the river with two females believed to be his sisters. Witnesses say the current became too strong and the three couldn't reach the other side.
Lifeguard ten helped out in the search by flying over the river and divers searched through the water for the boy.
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((JOHN CASEY/REMSI: THERE IS A CONCENTRATED EFFORT WHERE THE VICTIM SUBMERGED AS INDICATED BY WITNESSES THAT'S THE CONCENTRATION OF OUR EFFORTS.))
[Super=01-John Casey/REMSI;]
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Meantime, Deputy Seth Chamberline jumped in and took one of the females to the shore and then went after a bystander who had gone in to help but wound up needing help himself. The second female made it to shore by herself. All three were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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[45-11Bedford-Jobs]


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A Bedford County company has announced it is expanding.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


"InService" America currently employs four hundred people near the Bedford-Lynchburg line.
A growing demand for its telephone marketing services prompted the company to hire three-hundred new people and to move to Bedford County's shell building.
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((OUR PLANS WILL BE TO INVEST APPROXIMATELY FOUR AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 6 TO 12 MONTHS. THAT INCLUDES THE BUILDING AS WELL AS NEW TECHNOLOGY.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Townsend/InService America President]
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[OUT Q=as new technology.]
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The company's major customers include Jerry Falwell and the U-S Army.
Officials say the expansion and transition should be complete by the end of the year.
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[45-11-I-73]


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What's good news for one roanoke neighborhood could mean bad for another as the path of Interstate 73 spares one neighborhood.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A final decision on the route of the proposed highway won't come until early next year.
But the Virginia Department of Transportation says it is adjusting one of the alternatives that would have taken the road through the Riverland neighborhood.
That news is a relief to Riverland residents, but also raises the prospect that southeast roanoke or another section of the city will be affected.
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[IN Q=I don't want to, so to speak]

((I DON'T WANT TO SO TO SPEAK, PUSH IT OUT OF MY BACK YARD, INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S. I'M FAVORING THE NO BUILD RIGHT NOW.))

[SUPER=01-Kathy Hill/Riverland Alert Neighbors;]
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[OUT Q=the no-build right now.]
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Another round of public hearings will be held in October, with a decision by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in January or February of next year.
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[Fatal-Accident]


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A teenager was killed in a car accident in Pittsylvania County.
State Police say 17 year old Chetan Jason Patel was traveling at high rate of speed on Route 29 when he ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The accident happened at 10:30 last night.
Authorities are still investigating.


[8-11Bedford-Jobs]


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A Bedford County company has announced it is expanding.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


"InService" America currently employs four hundred people near the Bedford-Lynchburg line.
A growing demand for its telephone marketing service prompted the company to hire three-hundred new people and to move to Bedford County's shell building. Inservice America plans to invest about 4-and-a-half-million dollars for the building and new technology.
Officials say the expansion and transition should be complete by the end of the year.
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[8-11Allen-DNA]


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Since 1993, D-N-A evidence has solved more than 100 crimes in Virginia -- where NO other clues existed.
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[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


The state has the best D-N-A database in the nation.
Now, former Governor and U-S Senate candidate George Allen wants the federal budget to include 150- million dollars to help all 50 states develop databases that can be searched by other states.
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[IN Q=There are]

((GEORGE ALLEN/U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THERE ARE 400 THOUSAND DNA SAMPLES IN THE WHOLE NATION. 120 THOUSAND OF THOSE ARE IN VIRGINIA. SO YOU REALIZE THAT THERE'S STATES, BIG STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, ILLINOIS, TEXAS, THAT REALLY HAVE BIG BACKLOGS. THE ONLY STATES THAT ARE EVEN CLOSE TO VIRGINIA IN HAVING A SUBSTANTIAL DATABANK ARE ILLINOIS AND FLORIDA. SO OTHER STATES--THEY NEED HELP.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=they need help.]
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Allen's opponent, incumbent Senator Chuck Robb says it's a good idea.
Robb's campaign spokesman says the Senator's voted to increase the federal D-N-A databank budget by 30 million dollars this year.
He says Allen voted against a 1991 federal crime bill that would have funded the program.
Allen was a congressman at the time.
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[8-11Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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A fourth generation farmer from Mecklenburg County is hoping to represent the fifth district.
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[SUPER=203-Danville;]


34-year old John Boyd kicked off his campaign for Congress.
He's calling it the "Do Something" campaign tour.
He says his top priorities are education, technology, jobs and farming.
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[IN Q=Part of my]

((JOHN BOYD/(D)-5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: PART OF MY CAMPAIGN EFFORTS IS TO OFFER DEBT RELIEF FOR TOBACCO FARMERS FOR INDIVIDUAL EFFECTED BY THE 50 PERCENT QUOTA LOSS OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS AND THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR DEBT RELIEF FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.))
[SUPER=201-John Boyd/(D) 5th District Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=Department of Agriculture.]
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Boyd is the founder and president of the National Black Farmers Association.
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED) Looking ahead to the local forecast, we're expecting partly sunny skies, today's high in the upper 80's/ Tonight, showers possible, a low in the mid-60's. In the extended forecast, the possibility of rain through saturday... with highs Thanks for watching, Please join me for news 7 at noon. in the 80s.