[7-Roanoke-Fire]

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A police officer and a woman were taken to the hospital this morning following a house fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Crews were called to 1910 Melrose Avenue around 3:30.
Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they arrived.
They say the owner of the house was injured as well as a police officer. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
One neighbor witnessed the blaze.
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[SUPER=01-Eugene Samuels/Neighbor]
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[VO-NAT]


No word yet on what caused the fire.
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[7-11Backstreet-Folo]


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One victim of last week's shooting at the Backstreet Cafe is still recovering in the hospital.
[SS=Gay]

Meantime, a Roanoke Grand Jury could hand up more charges today against the man accused in the shooting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 25]

Ronald Edward Gay is charged with first-degree murder in the September 22nd shooting death of Danny Lee Overstreet. He could also face aggravated malicious wounding charges.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 22]

One person was killed and six injured when Gay allegedly opened fire inside the predominatly gay bar. Shooting victim Iris Page Webb remains hospitalized at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She is listed in stable condition.
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[7-11Digital-Divide]


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Some rural communities aren't reaping the benefits of the information superhighway. Now city and county officials from across the South want to change that.
They're trying figure out how to give everyone knowledge of - and access to - the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This weekend-- the "Southern Growth Policies Board" held a conference at the Hotel Roanoke in hopes of breaking what it calls the Digital Divide. Those attending the conference say many people have a computer but don't have the Internet.
They say others have the Internet but don't know how to use it.
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[SOT 11:25:48]
[IN Q=This area]

((SCOTT DORON: THIS AREA HAS A LOT OF ASSETS THEN OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTH DON'T HAVE. IT HAS A WONDERFUL UNIVERSITY AND IS AN ELECTRONIC CENTER BUT YOU GO A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF BLACKSBURG AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUES.))


[SUPER=01-Scott Doron/Senior Program Manager]
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[OUT Q=same issues.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Those attending the three day conference say they hope to bring awareness of the problem of the "Digital Divide"- and to offer solutions that have worked for other communities.




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[45-Roanoke-Fire]


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Two people, one a police officer, are recovering after an early morning house fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Crews were called to 1910 Melrose Avenue around 3:30.
Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they arrived.
They say the owner of the house was injured as well as a police officer. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
One neighbor witnessed the blaze.
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[IN Q=I looked out the]

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[VO-NAT]


No word yet on what caused the fire.
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[45-11Digital-Divide]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-26; TC 2:02:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

City and county officials from across the south want to plug rural communities into the information superhighway. Their goal: to figure out how to give everyone knowledge of - and access to - the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This weekend-- the "Southern Growth Policies Board" held a conference at the Hotel Roanoke in hopes of breaking what it calls the Digital Divide. Those attending the conference say many people have a computer but don't have the Internet.
They say others have the Internet but don't know how to use it.
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[SOT 11:25:48]
[IN Q=This area]

((SCOTT DORON: THIS AREA HAS A LOT OF ASSETS THEN OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTH DON'T HAVE. IT HAS A WONDERFUL UNIVERSITY AND IS AN ELECTRONIC CENTER BUT YOU GO A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF BLACKSBURG AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUES.))


[SUPER=01-Scott Doron/Senior Program Manager]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=same issues.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Those attending the three day conference say they hope to bring awareness of the problem of the "Digital Divide"- and to offer solutions that have worked for other communities.




[45-11Abortion-Protest]


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A timely protest in Roanoke this weekend called attention to a recent F-D-A decision regarding a controversial abortion pill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Nearly 100 protesters holding signs lined the sidewalk on the corner of Orange Avenue and Williamson Road yesterday afternoon. They say Thursday's approval of the RU-486 pill will only lead to more abortions.
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[SOT 9:35]
[IN Q=I feel]

((DOUG GIMBERT/ABORTION PROTESTER: I FEEL IT WILL MAKE PROMISCUITY THAT MUCH MORE PREVALENT IN OUR SOCIETY THAT MUCH MORE PREVALENT AND LEAD TO MORE ABORTIONS AND MISINFORMATION GETTING OUT TO WOMEN WHO DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPACT DOWN THE ROAD WHEN THEY REALIZE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Gimbert/Abortion Protester]
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[OUT Q=they have done.]
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[VO-NAT]

The abortion protest is a yearly event, that just happened to correspond with last week's FDA decision.
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[8-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


One woman and a police officer were taken to the hospital this morning following a house fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Crews were called to 1910 Melrose Avenue around 3:30.
Firefighters say the house was fully involved when they arrived.
They say the owner of the house was injured as well as a police officer. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
One neighbor witnessed the blaze.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=I looked out the]

(())
[SUPER=01-Eugene Samuels/Neighbor]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=standing on the porch]
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[VO-NAT]


No word yet on what caused the fire.
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[8-Catawba-Anniversary]


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Volunteers at the Catawba Fire Department had their hands full this weekend- but it was all in good fun.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Catawba]

Crews were celebrating the department's 50-th anniversary. Kids had a chance to learn about fire safety and to see the different trucks the department uses. The Assistant Fire Chief says the volunteers are the ones who made it all possible.
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[SOT5:56:32]
[IN Q=it speaks]

((KENNY ORR/ASST. FIRE CHIEF: IT SPEAKS GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AS FAR AS GETTING VOLUNTEERS FOR 50 YEARS, YOU'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND GIVE THEIR TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Kenny Orr/Assistant Fire Chief]
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[OUT Q=their time.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Catawba Valley Civic League presented the department with an award for its service.
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[8-11Digital-Divide]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-26; TC 2:02:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some rural communities are far removed from the information superhighway. Now city and county officials from across the South want to change that.
They're trying figure out how to give everyone knowledge of - and access to - the Internet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

This weekend-- the "Southern Growth Policies Board" held a conference at the Hotel Roanoke in hopes of breaking what it calls the Digital Divide. Those attending the conference say many people have a computer but don't have the Internet.
They say others have the Internet but don't know how to use it.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:25:48]
[IN Q=This area]

((SCOTT DORON: THIS AREA HAS A LOT OF ASSETS THEN OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE SOUTH DON'T HAVE. IT HAS A WONDERFUL UNIVERSITY AND IS AN ELECTRONIC CENTER BUT YOU GO A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF BLACKSBURG AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUES.))


[SUPER=01-Scott Doron/Senior Program Manager]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=same issues.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Those attending the three day conference say they hope to bring awareness of the problem of the "Digital Divide"- and to offer solutions that have worked for other communities.




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