[7-11Boty-Stabbing]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC32:31]
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Police found a stabbing victim wandering the streets in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Police say the man's chest was bleeding as he walked along the side of the road near the Traveltown Motel near Cloverdale.
They suspect the stabbing occurred in Roanoke County.
The victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police have not released the man's identity and there is no word yet on his condition.
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[7-Martinsville-Facility]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Alzheimers]

Alzheimer's patients now have a facility especially designed for them in Martisville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Blue Ridge Manor is an assisted living facility, with 67 beds, 30 of those dedicated those with dementia.
Management hopes the facility will provide some relief for families in this community.
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[SOT10:08:10]
[IN Q=We found that]

((CHRISTOPHER OSWALD/BLUE RIDGE VILLAGE GEN. MGR.: WE FOUND THAT THIS AREA WAS SIGNIFICANTLY LACKING IN DEMENTIA TYPE CARE AND WE FEEL WE'RE GOING TO FILL THAT GAP VERY NICELY))
[SUPER=01-Christopher Oswald/Blue Ridge Village Gen. Manager]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=gap very nicely]
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[VO-NAT]


The facility is equipped with a beauty parlor, hydro-spa, and library.
Management says security is a top priority and the facility has a state of the art call response system.
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[SOT11:01:53]
[IN Q=It's a wonderful facility]

((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: IT MEANS AN INCREASE IN THE TAX BASE, JOBS, AND INCREASED POPULATION FOR OUR CITY, SO IT'S A BIG WIN FOR THE CITY OF MARTINSVILLE))
[SUPER=01-Mark Crabtree/Martinsville Mayor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=city of Martinsville]
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[VO-NAT]


The facility will mean 30 new jobs for the area.
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[7-11Elliston-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC24:08]
[GRAPHIC=accident]

Four children and three adults were hospitalized following an accident.
State police say drunk driving may have caused the crash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]


It happened on Route 460 in Elliston.
30-year old Donna Renee McNeil was charged with drunk driving.
Troopers found alcohol in her car and smelled it on her breath.
They say her gray Chevy plowed through a stop sign and was hit by a white Oldsmobile.
The crash threw an 8-year old boy 70 feet out a window.
He and a female passenger were flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
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[SOT 13:34 - :44]
[IN Q=It appears like]

((SGT. LARRY FINLEY/VA. STATE POLICE: IT APPEARS LIKE NONE OF THEM WERE WEARING SEATBELTS AND HAD THEY BEEN WEARING SEATBELTS I THINK IT'D BE EASY TO SAY THE INJURIES WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN NEARLY AS BAD AS THEY WOULD BE NOT WEARING SEATBELTS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Larry Finley/State Police;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=wearing seatbelts.]
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[VO-NAT]


All other passengers were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.
Troopers say they may bring child endangerment charges against McNeil.
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[7-11cory-everson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A lawsuit now looms over the owner of Cory Everson's Ladies' Gym.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Gym member Kelly Hayes has sued the gym for 154-dollars. Neither she nor her attorney will return our phone calls. The doors to the center were closed almost three weeks ago. The chief financial officer said last week he's waiting for an out-of-state contractor to install new air conditioners. Employees say they received their paychecks two weeks late, and the state is investigating the owner of this Cory Everson Center for illegally registering new members.
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED)[45-2-11Boty-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC32:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities have NOT yet released the identity of a stabbing victim found walking in Botetourt county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Police say the man's chest was bleeding as he walked along the side of the road near the Traveltown Motel near Cloverdale.
They suspect the stabbing occurred in Roanoke County.
The victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word yet on his condition.
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[45-11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


He's no stranger to state politics-- and it's showing early in the Governor's race.
Though more than one quarter of the state's registered voters remain undecided at this point- -16 months before the election, millionaire democrat Mark Warner is ahead of Republicans Mark Earley and John Hager.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN 1020]
In a NEWS-7 Mason Dixon poll that came out yesterday, Warner beats the Attorney General by six percentage points- -with especially strong showings in Northern and Southwest Virginia. [TAKE FULL SCREEN 1021]
Warner does even better against the Lieutenant Governor- -nine points ahead- -though Hager does well in Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


One out of three Virginia voters did not recognize the names Mark Earley or John Hager.

[45-11Emily-Couric]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-12 20:51]
[GRAPHIC=Couric]

Cancer has stricken the democrat's prime candidate for lieutenant governor.

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


Charlottesville State Senator Emily Couric -- sister of N-B-C Today Show host Katie Couric -- says she's dropping out of contention for 2001.
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[SOT 19:49:29]
[IN Q=As you know]

((SEN. EMILY COURIC/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEEN EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF SEEKING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION TO RUN FOR THE POSITION OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA. I AM ANNOUNCING TODAY THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THAT EFFORT. YESTERDAY, I LEARNED THAT I HAVE CANCER OF THE PANCREAS, AND THAT THIS CANCER HAS SPREAD. MY DOCTORS, FAMILY, AND I ARE NOW WORKING ON DESIGNING THE BEST COURSE OF TREATMENT TO ADDRESS THIS CANCER.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emily Couric/(D) Charlottesville;]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=address this cancer.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=Hold]


Couric says she will continue serving in the state senate.
The Cancer Information Network says cancer of the pancreas is a highly lethal disease historically, with few reports of five-year survivors.

[45-11cory-everson]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The owner of Cory Everson's Ladies' Gym now faces a lawsuit.
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[VO-NAT]

Gym member Kelly Hayes has sued the gym for 154-dollars. Neither she nor her attorney will return our phone calls. The doors to the center were closed almost three weeks ago.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The chief financial officer said last week he's waiting for an out-of-state contractor to install new air conditioners. Employees say they received their paychecks two weeks late, and the state is investigating the owner of this Cory Everson Center for illegally registering new members.
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED)[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=81-Accident]



An accident is tying up traffic in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 this morning four miles south of Lexington. State Police say one lane of traffic is open.
Be prepared for delays if you are traveling in that direction.



[8-11County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Safe in School]


A state grant will put more police officers in Roanoke County schools.

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


The 500- thousand dollar grant from the Department of Criminal Justice Services will allow the county to hire four resource officers for its middle and junior high schools.
The county was competing against other Virginia localities, and officials are pleased they got full funding.
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[SOT 17:01:08]
[IN Q=We would have been extremely]

((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE WOULD HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HAPPY GETTING TWO. WHEN WE RECEIVED THREE AND I MADE A CALL THANKING RICHMOND FOR THE THREE, AND THEY SAID WAIT A MINUTE, YOU HAVE FOUR. AND I WAS SCRAMBLING, I'M THINKING ALL RIGHT. THIS IS EVEN BETTER. YES I WAS ELATED.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=yes I was elated.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-March, 1997; ]


Resource officers have been serving in the county's high schools for a few years. The new officers should be on the job when classes start in the fall.
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[8-11Fire-Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC37:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]

2-hundred businesses in the Valley may have received faulty fire extinguisher inspections over the past year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Two employees for Fire Master in Salem have been charged with failure to inspect fire extinguishers within fire code.
The company admits their employees are not certified by the state to give these inspections but claims they didn't realize they had to be certified.
The owner of Fire Master says they're trying to fix the problem.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:28:54]
[IN Q=we're in]

((LINDA PORTER/OWNER: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THEM CERTIFIED WE'RE CALLING A COMPANY IN AND WE'RE WORKING ON GETTING EVERYONE CERTIFIED ON THE RIGHT WAY TO DO EXTINGUISHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Porter/Fire Master Owner]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=do extinguishers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fire marshal says Fire Master employees were identifying themselves with the fire department.
Fire Master denies those claims.
In the meantime the two employees continue to work for the company.
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[8-11L'burg-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC 1:37:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It will be months before the damage from a ceiling collapse will be repaired, but Lynchburg's city museum plans to re-open this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened over a period of several hours Sunday morning.
Officials noticed a second floor ceiling had begun to sag, so they started moving artifacts out of the room.
It collapsed a short while later, but no materials were lost.
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[SOT 2:08:16]
[IN Q=This is a]

((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THIS IS A TERRIBLE THING TO HAPPEN TO A HISTORIC STRUCTURE BUT IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS, IT HAPPENED PROBABLY THE BEST WAY IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. WE HAD AMPLE WARNING, WE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO GET IN AND DO THE WORK THAT WAS ESSENTIAL AND NO ONE WAS INJURED.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Lynchburg Museum Director]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=no one was injured.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ledford says the collapse was caused by the weakening of several support beams in the 155- year- old building.
Damage has been estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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