[7-11Shenandoah-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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A fire evacuated residents at the Shenandoah Homes retirement community around 9 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fourth, fifth, and sixth floors were evacuated after a couch caught on fire in a fourth floor room.
Officials say the fire was contained quickly and no one was hurt.
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[SOT14:37:07]
[IN Q=the fire]

((CHIEF RICK BIRCH: THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM THE SMOKE DID SPREAD THROUGH THE FLOOR SOMEWHAT AND WE DID DO A PARTIAL EVACUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Birch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=partial evacuation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Windows were opened to ventilate the rooms.
Residents started returning to their rooms around 10 o'clock.
An official cause of the fire is not known at this time.
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[7-11Bees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:21:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A bee attack that killed a goat in Alleghany County was the work of killer bees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Bee experts at Virginia Tech confirmed the first case of Africanized bees in the state with the help of the U-S Department of Agriculture.

The bees swarmed and killed a goat on a Low Moor farm -- then turned on his owner, James Downey, two weeks ago.
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./July 10;]


The hive was later destroyed.
Experts believe the bees were a recent arrival in Low Moor.
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[SOT 1:18:54 - 1:19:06]
[IN Q=Interstate commerce]

((TIM MACK/TECH ENTOMOLOGY DEPT. HEAD: INTERSTATE COMMERCE IS THE ANSWER. THERE'S RAILROAD TRACKS THAT ARE QUITE NEARBY. I-64 IS NEARBY. AND WE THINK THEY WERE HITCHHIKERS FROM PERHAPS TEXAS OR NEW MEXICO OR SOMEWHERE LIKE THAT. ))
[SUPER=01-Tim Mack/Virginia Tech Entomology Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=somewhere like that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Africanized bees look just like other honeybees. But when provoked, they attack as a group and sting more often.


Experts say they think THIS was an isolated case.
But they've made traps for the bees and will continue to monitor the area for other colonies.
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[7-11Murphy]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC07:56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Martinsville man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in a convenience store killing and robbery last year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./1999]


A judge handed down the sentence yesterday. William LeMaine Murphy was found guilty earlier this year of accessory after the fact to murder and receiving stolen property.
Murphy and another defendant say they were in the getaway car when the murder happened.
Michael Anthony Ramey is accused of killing one store clerk and injuring two others at Taylors Little Grocery in Axton.
His trial is set for October.
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[7-11Tech-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:32:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Tech's police chief will go back to work ...
But he won't return to his old job just yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/May;]


Mike Jones has been on paid leave since May.
That's when employees filed complaints against him.
Jones was cleared of the as-yet unspecified allegations.
BUT Tech says Lieutenant John Brotherton will stay on as Acting Police Chief until the department develops a training program dealing with sexual harassment.
A university review panel found what it called "a pattern of inappropriate gender and sexual banter" among Tech police employees.
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[45-11Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:32:32]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine Indictments]

20 people have been indicted on charges of the manufacture and distribution of moonshine.
The indictments stem from investigations by "Operation Lightning Strike" and charge three specific moonshine operations in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania - including one in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT 99-12 TC 1:04:22]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 1999]


The indictment alleges between 19-85 and May of last year, Farmers Exchange country supply store in Rocky Mount supplied moonshine operations with sugar, jugs and other equipment used to make the liquor.
U-S-Attorney Robert Crouch says the nearly 20-million dollars in tax revenue have been lost because of these illegal operations.
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[SOT TC 27:46 - 27:59]
[IN Q=one of the key]

((ONE OF THE KEY ASPECTS OF THESE CASES IS THE TAX LOSS TO EVERY CITIZEN - CERTAINLY THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA - IN THIS CASE THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA AS WELL, AND ALL OF US U-S CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Crouch/U. S. Attorney]
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[OUT Q=u-s citizens]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


"Operation Lightning Strike" is a combined effort of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms .. and The Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Board.

[45-11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:49:20]
[GRAPHIC=Geroge Allen]

Southside got a visit from George Allen, who is in his third week of his Listening Tour campaign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-South Boston;]


The former governor has been traveling across the state in his R-V.
Yesterday he visited people in Southside.
At a luncheon in South Boston he met with supporters and spoke about his campaign on the road.
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[SOT 1:09:36]
[IN Q=I get strength]

((GEORGE ALLEN/(R)-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I GET STRENGTH FROM SEEING PEOPLE AND IT'S GREAT TO SEE THE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT WE'RE GETTING IN SOUTHSIDE AND ROANOKE. WE HAVE A MAGNIFICENT STATE. THE BEST ASSET IS THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE AND THAT REALLY KEEPS ME GOING.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=keeps me going.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen also held a town hall meeting in Danville last night.
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[45-11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc/sbu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Although most polls show a close race between U-S Senate candidates George Allen and Chuck Robb, News 7's latest survey shows Allen's got the edge.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Full Screen Board]
The poll of more than 600 registered voters gives Allen a ten point lead at this point in the campaign.
Twelve percent of the people questioned have not made up their minds yet.
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[45-11Shenandoah-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC40:59]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Residents were evacuated at the Shenandoah Homes retirement community around 9 last night after fire broke out.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fourth, fifth, and sixth floors were evacuated after a couch caught on fire in a fourth floor room.
Officials say the fire was contained quickly and no one was hurt.
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[SOT14:37:07]
[IN Q=the fire]

((CHIEF RICK BIRCH: THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED BY THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM THE SMOKE DID SPREAD THROUGH THE FLOOR SOMEWHAT AND WE DID DO A PARTIAL EVACUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Birch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=partial evacuation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Windows were opened to ventilate the rooms.
Residents started returning to their rooms around 10 o'clock.
An official cause of the fire is not known at this time.
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[8-11Church-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC1:01:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


The Lexington fire chief warns the city could see more major fires in the future because of inadaquate sprinkler systems in old buildings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Fire destroyed the historic Lexington Presbyterian Church Tuesday, dropping the roof into the sanctuary. The fire chief puts the damage at two and a half million dollars and says it probably started accidentally by a painter.
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[SOT 12:58:42]
[IN Q=He was peeling]

((HE WAS PEELING PAINT OFF THE SIDEBOARD UP AROUND THE ROOF AREA. HE HEATS THE PAINT, IT BUBBLES AND HE SCRAPES BEHIND IT.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=behind it]
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[VO-NAT]

Foresman says he'll release an official report in about a month. The church is insured and members plan to rebuild. They say donations are already rolling in -- even from non-members. The church will hold worship services in its annex this Sunday.
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[8-11Carilion-Dentist]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:50:56]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A dental clinic is opening for children with little or no insurance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A new pediatric dental clinic is being built inside Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
Carilion says it's important to reach as many kids as possible because dental problems can lead to more serious health problems.
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[SOT 45:08]
[IN Q=There is a desperate need]

((TOM ADAMS/CARILION DENTAL CARE: THERE IS A DESPERATE NEED FOR PEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE.. THE ESTIMATES IN ROANOKE CITY ARE ABOUT 8-THOUSAND CHILDREN WHO NEED CARE, OUTSIDE OF ROANOKE IN THE AREA THAT IS SERVED BY CARILION ESTIMATES GO UP TO 40-THOUSAND WHO DON'T HAVE THE CARE THAT THEY NEED BECAUSE OF LACK OF MONEY OR BY HABIT))
[SUPER=01-Tom Adams/Carilion Dental Care]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=or by habit]
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[VO-NAT]


The clinic is expected to open in January and will serve children from birth to age 21 .
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[8-11Radford-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Radford High School phys-ed teacher was cleared of assaulting a student yesterday -- but then charged with assaulting a police officer as he left court.
A judge found Carroll Purcells NOT guilty of assault and battery but GUILTY of cursing at a 9th grader.
Police say afterward, he attacked the officer who worked on the case against him in the court parking lot.

[8-11Tech-Chief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:32:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Virginia Tech's chief of police is returning to duty, but he won't be on the job just yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/May;]


Mike Jones has been on paid leave since May.
That's when employees filed complaints against him.
Jones was cleared of the as-yet unspecified allegations.
BUT Tech says Lieutenant John Brotherton will stay on as Acting Police Chief until the department develops a training program dealing with sexual harassment.
A university review panel found what it called "a pattern of inappropriate gender and sexual banter" among Tech police employees.
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