[7-11Barnabei]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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The man convicted of killing a Lynchburg teenager is facing the fact that D-N-A test results confirm his guilt.
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[SUPER=03-Norfolk/File Tape;]


Derek Rocco Barnabei is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday night for the rape and murder of his girlfriend.
Her body was found in Norfolk's Elizabeth River.
17 year old Sarah Wisnosky was an Old Dominion University freshman at the time -- and from Lynchburg.
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[SOT 16:17:24]
[IN Q=There ]

(( THERE WASN'T ANYTHING THAT REALLY SUGGESTED THAT THERE WAS A LIKELIHOOD THAT THERE WOULD BE A THIRD PARTY. EVERYTHING THAT HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY TESTED, ALL EVIDENCE THAT HAD BEEN DONE, EVERYTHING POINTED TO DEREK BARNABEI.))
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[OUT Q=Derek Barnabei.]
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Governor Gilmore says he had the D-N-A tested partly because he felt European death penalty opponents -- including the Pope -- had heard too much misinformation in the case.
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A State Police investigation continues into why the evidence was missing for several hours in Norfolk's Circuit Court.
But State Forensic Chief Paul Ferrara (fe-RAR-uh) says he believes the fingernail clippings he tested were NOT opened or tampered with in any way.
Meanwhile, lawyers for Barnabei will go before a federal judge today in Richmond to seek a stay of his execution.

[7-11Subdivisions]


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For now, a decision has been postponed on a controversial subdivision in Botetourt County.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The subdivision would carve this farmland into 64 lots of about an acre each. Such a subdivision will probably be illegal next year, after county planners increase minimum lot sizes. Some residents told county planners to set lot sizes first, THEN vote on new subdivisions.
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[SOT 12:55:16]
[IN Q=If they've got]

((ROSS LAGUZZA/NEIGHBOR: IF THEY'VE GOT TO FILL A GIANT WATER TANK EVERY DAY TO SUPPLY THESE HOMES, WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE WATER FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE? WE'VE ALSO WORRIED ABOUT CONTAMINATION OF THE WATER BY 65-70 DRAINFIELDS.))
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[OUT Q=65 to 70 drainfields]
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Surrounding lots are much larger -- from three to fifty acres. But the farmer who owns the land says he tried selling larger lots and no one would buy them. He says with milk prices down -- he must sell to the developers to survive.
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[SOT 13:49:06]
[IN Q=I had a few]

((RICHARD RONK/LANDOWNER: I HAD A FEW PIECES OF EQUIPMENT I SOLD BECAUSE I DIDN'T NEED IT. I'VE BEEN LIVING ON THOSE RESERVES UNTIL THE SALE WENT THROUGH. A FEW MORE MONTHS, IT'S A MATTER OF I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'LL DO.))
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[OUT Q=what I'll do]
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The planning commission will take up the issue again next month.
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[7-11Botetourt-Body]


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Botetourt County Officials have identified the body found in the James River on Saturday. Deputies say it's 43-year old Eugene William Wright of Buchanan.
Investigators believe he drowned.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Taking a moment now to check your Tuesday forecast...
Partly sunny today with a chance of showers and highs in the low to mid 80s..
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[45-11Biomed-Center]


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According to city officials, Roanoke Scrap Iron and Metal Company is "too dirty to clean up"s.
But News 7 has learned that no study has ever been done to help officials reach that conclusion.
Jennifer Miele explains.
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[IN Q=So overwhelmed by]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Tanger/Friends of the Roanoke River; :48]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Roanoke City Council; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]
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So overwhelmed by the potential costs, neither the city, nor Carilion, nor V-DOT want the responsibility. [PRE PRO]
The preliminary agreement reads "If VDOT has not approved the access solution by December 31, 2001 ... RRHA will acquire these properties and clear the site by February 29, 2004.
At that time, appropriate screening will be used to shield the remaining property in Area 3 from view until .... a funding source can be identified to allow purchase and clearance of the remainder of Area 3." [END PRE PRO]
But who determined that the site was contaminated, and who estimated 30 million dollars for purchase and clean-up? According to the city AND the Department of Environmental Quality, no study on the scrap yard has ever been done.
So environmentalists are demanding one.
[SOT]
[IN Q=When this report]

((BILL TANGER: WHEN THIS REPORT IS DONE AND PEOPLE LOOK AT IT THEY NEED TO DECIDE IS THIS BETTER OFF LEFT ALONE? OR IS THIS BETTER OFF BEING ADDRESSED RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO GET WORSE AND MORE EXPENSIVE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q= and more expensive.]


The city says they plan to investigate the matter further.
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[IN Q= What I would like for the people]

((BILL BESTPITCH/CITY COUNCIL: WHAT I WOULD LIKE FOR THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THEY QUESTION HASN'T BEEN ANSWERED YET, THE DECISION HAS NOT BEEN FINAL. WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO WE WILL LOOK AT VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE WE TAKE ANY FINAL ACTION AT THIS POINT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=action at this point.]


That final "action" could mean a clean brown field. It could also mean a contaminated scrap yard in the middle of the region's first biomedical research center. [STANDUP] [TC: 02:41:00] ((JENNIFER MIELE: CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM COULD BE ONE OF THE GROUPS MOST EFFECTED BY THE CITY'S ACTIONS. THEY SAY THEY TRUST THAT THE CITY WILL HANDLE THE MATTER IN A WAY WHICH PRESERVES THE FUTURE OF THE BIOMEDICAL CENTER. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS12]))

[45-11Legionnaires]


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An Alleghany County woman has been diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease.
Right now public health officials are not sure where she might have contracted it.
The woman is an employee of Westvaco's Covington Mill.
The company says it has no reason to believe that the disease was contracted at the workplace.
The disease is spread through the air in water vapor by devices such as water taps, water-based humidifiers, and cooling tower air conditioners.

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Turning your attention now to weather...
Some sun today...otherwise look for some scattered showers with highs in the low to mid 80s...
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[8-Roanoke-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Police have taken two teenagers into custody for allegedly breaking into cars.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

Friday, more than a dozen residents in Southeast and Southwest Roanoke awoke to find their car windows smashed and valuables gone. Police arrested 18-year-old Leslie Conner Friday after he was seen tampering with a car in Southwest Roanoke. They later picked up a 15-year old. Both are charged with two counts of property damage and two counts of Grand Larceny. More charges could be placed - and police say they might identify additional suspects.
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[8-Motel-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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Roanoke police are also busy working on a string of recent motel robberies.
They've issued warrants for 44-year old Ronnie Lee Cooper.
Investigators believe he's responsible for the robbery of the Extended Stay America on Ferndale Avenue earlier this month.
Tipsters called police after a surveillance video aired on local television stations.
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Another man has been arrested for the August 15th robbery of the Best Western on Valley View Boulevard. Police believe 18 year- old Zachariah Buckner of Covington was also involved in two other motel robberies in Roanoke County and Alleghany County.

[8-Botetourt-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Botetourt county officials have identified the male body they discovered floating in the James River Saturday.

Deputies say it's 43-year old Eugene William Wright of Buchanan.
Investigators believe he drowned.

[8-Danville-Can]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:09:35]
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Danville- Can- DOT- COM is no longer a gay porn site...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Now it's the City of Danville's contact web page. Someone hacked into the web site and locked out the creator Pete Boykin.
Boykin says that's not going to stop anything.
He appeared for an on camera interview for the first time.
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[SOT 5:37:50]
[IN Q=Someone had me]

((PETE BOYKIN/WEBSITE CREATOR: SOMEONE HAS HACKED INTO MY WEBSITE BEFORE WHEN I WAS ON VACATION SOMEONE LOCKED OUT OF MY WEBSITE BEFORE AND IT WILL BE A WHILE BUT IT WILL BE RIGHT BACK UP AND I'M GOING TO PUT A STATEMENT OF WHAT HAPPENED.))
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((TODD YEATTS/DANVILLE SPOKESPERSON: I THINK THIS IS NOT ONLY AN EMBARRASSMENT FOR OUR CAMPAIGN AND THE CITY OF DANVILLE BUT THIS IS A FREE SOCIETY.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Boykin/Website Creator;]
[SUPER=01-Todd Yeatts/Danville City Spokesperson;:20]
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[OUT Q=a free society]
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The city says it does not know who changed the website and has no plans to purchase it.
Boykin says he's received offers to buy the site. His highest bid is 5-thousand dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Once more--- let's check your forecast...


Partly sunny today with a chance of showers...
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