[7-11M'Ville-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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The investigation of a fatal fire in Martinsville begins today.
Firefighters were called to a home on Banner Street in the East side of the city around eight o-clock last night.
They found a home fully involved.
Fire Chief Jerry Brock says it took about 15 minutes to bring the blaze under control.
That's when they found a body inside the building.
Officials haven't identified the victim yet.


[7-11Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC2:01:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]

A 43-year-old Bedford County man remains in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital this morning.
Investigators spent yesterday looking for the cause of a house fire that injured a Anthony David Dooley.

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[VO-NAT]
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Dooley suffered third degree burns when his Montvale home caught fire shortly before midnight Tuesday. Another man 30-year old Davis Welch was not injured.
The two told investigators they heard an explosion just before seeing flames.
But authorities say, so far, they've only found evidence of an intense fire.
Yesterday afternoon-- investigators returned to the house with a search warrant after they found what appeared to be an M-16 rifle in the debris.
They say Dooley does NOT have a federal firearms license.
Investigators still don't know the cause of the blaze.
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[7-11Biology-Book]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-20 29:10]
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A drawing of a woman's genitals is too graphic for high school juniors and seniors according to the Lynchburg School Board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

So this picture will be ripped out or covered in the new advanced biology textbook. 200 copies have already been ordered for juniors and seniors.
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[SOT 12:05:45]
[IN Q=Various members]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD RECEIVED COMMENTS FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY EXPRESSING CONCERN OVER THE EXPLICIT NATURE OF THAT DIAGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=of that diagram]
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[VO-NAT]

There are clinical diagrams of both men and women, but this is the only picture in the book that labels a woman's external sexual organs. Harry Smith voted AGAINST removing the picture because he says, kids are missing out.
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[SOT 13:28:30]
[IN Q=Not hurt]

((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD: NOT HURT, PERHAPS DEPRIVED OF SOME KNOWLEDGE THAT I THINK ALL GROWING KIDS NEED TO HAVE.))


[SUPER=01-Harry Smith/School Board Member;]
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[OUT Q=need to have]
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[VO-NAT]

The superintendent has not yet decided whether to tear out the page or cover it up.
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[7-6-M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Martinsville Police have made an arrest in a two year old murder case.
Authorities charged 56 year old (RAM-sey SHARE-eef) Ramzee Shareef for fatally shooting Richard Lee Ross in 1998.
Shareef's charged with capital murder.
Officers are still trying to figure out a motive.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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[GRAPHIC=none]


Shifting gears now to weather--
Morning clouds will give way to partial sunshine today...

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[45-11Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC36:33]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Invest.]

Authorities may never know if the plane that crashed in Lexington last week was carrying drugs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Week;]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC20:43]

State Police say the substance found in the wreckage was so badly contaminated with dirt and oil, that a drug test could not identify it. Investigators say the substance filled about an inch of a large plastic bag. Meantime the medical examiner is waiting for test results showing whether the victims had consumed drugs or alcohol before they crashed.
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[45-11Elderly-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
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An 80 year old Martinsville man accused of neglecting and abusing his wife will continue his trial today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


The Commonwealth's Attorney says Paul Stolbun deprived his wife, Elizabeth, of food, water and medication.
Social Services and Health Department officials found the 75 year old woman in her home last November.
Witnesses told the judge yesterday they found the her covered in bed sores, bruises and urine. She died at the hospital.
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[SOT 1:10:00]
[IN Q=Mr. Stolbun would]

((ROBERT HALEY/SOCIAL SERVICES ATTORNEY: MR. STOLBUN WOULD NEVER LET ANYONE INTO THE HOME. HE EVEN HAD A SIGN THAT SAID NO PEDLERS --ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Haley/Social Services Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=no pedlers or anything.]
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[VO-NAT]


A defense attorney said Stolbun is a Russian native who speaks little English. He also said Elizabeth didn't want the care and wanted to die in her home.
The defendant's son, Peter, is also accused of neglect and abuse. Authorities are trying to locate him.
It took Martinsville-Henry County Social Services 20 days to remove Elizabeth Stolbun.
A full report on that is due in a couple of weeks.
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[45-11Cuomo]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC1:27:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]



A top Clinton cabinet member says Blacksburg's Internet connection is a model of the future.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


During a visit yesterday, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo said Blacksburg is at the forefront of Internet technology.
He came to learn how the town of 36-thousand became the most wired community in the nation.
Cuomo says he wants to use Blacksburg as a national model for getting other communities, including poor and rural areas, online.
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[SOT 16:10:50 - 16:11:00]
[IN Q=We know we're]

((ANDREW CUOMO/HUD SECRETARY: WE KNOW WE'RE NOW MOVING TO THIS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ECONOMY. GOOD. NOW, WHAT DOES IT MEAN, HOW DO WE DO IT, HOW DO WE DO IT WELL? AND BLACKSBURG IS A GREAT MODEL OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Cuomo/Sec. of Housing and Urban Devel.;]
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[OUT Q=great model of that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blacksburg Electronic Village started in 1991 as a joint effort between Virginia Tech and the town government.
It made the Internet available to all citizens.
The town estimates that last year, 87-percent of them used the Internet regularly.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Taking a break from the news now to check weather--
Partly sunny with some morning cloudiness...highs this afternoon in the lower 70s.

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[8-11Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC2:01:56]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


A Bedford County man remains in critical condition this morning after suffering injuries ina house fire.
Investigators haven't yet determined what caused the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


43- year- old Anthony David Dooley suffered third degree burns when his Montvale home caught fire shortly before midnight Tuesday. Another man 30-year old Davis Welch was not injured.
The two told investigators they heard an explosion just before seeing flames.
But authorities say, so far, they've only found evidence of an intense fire.
Yesterday afternoon-- investigators returned to the house with a search warrant after they found what appeared to be an M-16 rifle in the debris.
They say Dooley does NOT have a federal firearms license.
Investigators still don't know the cause of the blaze.
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[8-11Corporal-Punishment]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC16:30]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Based on his own personal experience, Virginia's Attorney General is against the state's proposed new foster care regulations.
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[VO-NAT]


The new rules would allow foster parents to hit children and use other forms of physical discipline, as long as they are "not abusive."
Mark Earley says he doesn't oppose that wording from a legal standpoint.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But as a former foster parent himself, he thinks it's a bad idea.
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[SOT 12:49:15 ]
[IN Q=Because a]

((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE CHILDREN ARE COMING FROM ABUSED ENVIRONMENTS TO BEGIN WITH. AND AS A FOSTER PARENT, YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE INFORMATION SOMETIMES ABOUT WHAT THEIR BACKGROUND IS, BECAUSE IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO KNOW. AND SO I THINK WITH THESE KIDS, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ERR ON THE SIDE OF WORKING WITH THEM WITHOUT CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BECAUSE OF WHAT A LOT OF THEM HAVE BEEN THROUGH. THEY NEED A LOT OF LOVE, AND A LOT OF NURTURE, AND A LOT OF CARE -- A LOT OF POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT.))
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[OUT Q=positive reinforcement.]
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[VO-NAT]


The spanking rules were suspended after intense public criticism.
The state social services board is taking public comment until September 13th.
The board is expected to vote on the rules again in October.
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[8-11Motel-Robberies]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:26:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke police hope a surveillance tape will help them solve a series of robberies at local motels.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say the man walked into the Extended Stay America on Ferndale Drive around 10 Saturday night. The clerk had left the front desk to use the restroom. The gunman bound the woman with duct tape, before stealing the cash drawer and a safe deposit box.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators do not believe the same person is responsible for all of the incidents. Police say if you have information on the latest robbery call the Crimeline.

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a moment now to check the forecast..
Turning Partly sunny today with highs in the lower 70s...

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