[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A private jet crashes in Aspen, Colorado, killing all 18 people on board.
The plane slammed into a hillside, just as it was approaching the airport.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a new law on the books in Florida will keep Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photos private.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Your Friday begins with us-- on News 7 Mornin.

[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The crash of a private plane in Aspen, Colorado claims the lives of all 18 people aboard.
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[VO-NAT]
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Authorities say the crash happened last night, just as the jet was approaching the airport.
The Avjet plane slammed into a hillside, scattering debris for about 100 yards.
At the time of the crash, there were reports of light snow and mist, but authorities have NOT determined if weather was a factor.
The plane had taken off from Los Angeles.
Avjet is known for service to the corporate and entertainment industries.
No word yet on WHO was on the plane.
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[11Earnhardt-Photos]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC20:05 ]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Obit]

Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photo's will remain private.
Florida's Governor has signed a bill that says the public has no right to see autopsy photos unless a judge orders their release.
Earnhardt's widow led the drive to get the law passed and attended yesterday's signing.
Chase Scott has more.
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[IN Q=Delighted to sign]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jeb Bush/(R) Florida; :00]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL; :09]
[SUPER=07-Teresa Earnhardt; :17]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Jim King/(R) Jacksonville; :44]
[SUPER=01-Bud Asher/Daytona Beach Mayor; :55]
[SUPER=01-Chase Scott/Reporting; 1:04]
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[OUT Q=Chase for News 7.]

(( IN: "delighted to" OUT:"daryl earnhardt" WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN THE BITTER BATTLE OVER AUTOPSY PHOTOS OF RACING LEGEND DALE EARNHARDT WAS PUT TO REST...HIS WIDOW SAYS IT WAS JUST IN TIME ...
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IN: "today i've" OUT:"nascar drivers" EARNHARDT PERISHED FEB.18TH DURING THE LAST LAP OF THE DAYTONA 500. AN ORLANDO NEWSPAPER HAD FOUGHT TO VIEW THE AUTOPSY PHOTO'S...BUT LAWMAKERS FELT PRESSURE FROM OUTRAGED RACING FANS WHO NEVER KNEW SUCH PRIVATE MATERIAL WAS ACTUALLY PUBLIC PROPERTY...
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IN:"they would call" OUT:"to see it" DAYTONA BEACH OFFICIALS ARE ALSO PLEASED WITH THE NEW LAW...
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IN:"i always" OUT:""great race driver" IN:"the earnhardt" OUT:"fast track" IN:"our e-mails" OUT:"for a following" NOW EARNHARDT WON'T JUST BE REMEMBERED BY THE NUMBER 3..HIS RACECAR...BUT ALSO BY 1083...THE NUMBER OF THE BILL WHICH HIS FANS FOUGHT SO HARD FOR TO PROTECT HIS DIGNITY IN DEATH. IN TALLAHASSEE, CHASE SCOTT REPORTING.
(ANCHOR TAG) THE NEW LAW...WHICH WAS IN CONFLICT WITH FLORIDA'S SUNSHINE PROVISIONS.. FACES CERTAIN EVENTUAL LEGAL CHALLENGES OVER PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ISSUES. ))

[11Prof-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE #=01-04 TC 1:10:10]
[GRAPHIC=VA Tech Arrest]


Students are giving their account on the argument between two Virginia Tech professors that resulted in one being arrested...
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[VO-NAT]


It was at Pamplin Hall on Tuesday when Paulo Polanah, a black studies instructor and Larry Killough, an accounting professor, argued over the use of a classroom.
When no agreement could be met, Killough called police.
Yesterday, students told officials what they saw and addressed the issue of race possibly being a factor.
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[SOT-11:43:57, 5:50:35]

[IN-IM OUTRAGED] ((IM OUTRAGED THAT THEY WOULD EVEN THINK OR IMAGINE THAT THIS COULD BE A RACE ISSUE IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM WAS ANYTHING EVER SAID OR BROUGHT UP ABOUT RACE AND NOTHING WAS IMPLIED.)) ((IF FROM THE MOMENT THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSOR ENTERED THE ROOM AND HAD NOTICED A WHITE PROFESSOR WHETHER WHITE OR OLD WHETHER A FULL PROFESSOR OR EARLY ON AS POLANAH IS HIMSELF THE SITUATION WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME. ))
[SUPER=01-Reagan McMahon/Student, Accounting Class;:02]
[SUPER=01-Zohra Atmar/Student, Black Studies Class; :12]
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[VO-NAT]


The university is investigating and has asked that the disorderly conduct charges against black studies professor Paulo Polanah be dropped.
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[AMTax-Scams]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Three weeks and counting until taxes are due.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tonight at 6, News 7's business reporter Jennifer Miele will give you some tips on how to avoid tax scams.
She'll talk with Julie Wheeler from the Better Business Bureau.
Wheeler says don't be fooled by tax preparers who promise a big refund if you "fudge" information on your tax form.
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[SOT]

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[IN Q=That's not a good thing]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING, CAUSE IT ALL SHOULD BE ACCURATE AND HONEST INFORMATION. THEY SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO LURE YOU IN SAYING THEY CAN GET YOU A BIG REFUND.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau]
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[OUT Q=a big refund.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wheeler says remember... if there's a mistake on your tax return, the I-R-S will come after you.
More on tax scams tonight on News 7 at 6 Six.
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[Abortion-Doctor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The suspected killer of a New York abortion doctor COULD face the death penalty.
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[VO-NAT]


French authorities arrested James Kopp yesterday.
Kopp became one of the F-B-I's most wanted fugitives.
He went into hiding after authorities said they wanted to question him about the 19-98 murder of Doctor Barnett Slepian.
[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY;]


And in New York, police arrested two people accused of harboring the fugitive.
Kopp is also facing charges in that state, including second- degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
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[11Boty-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Botetourt County hopes two paid rescue workers will help relieve a volunteer shortage.
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[VO-NAT]
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The county has set aside 96-thousand dollars in next year's budget to hire two full-time rescue personnel.
They'll respond to emergency calls around the county when volunteers can't get there fast enough.
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[IN Q=With a paid crew here]

((GERALD BURGESS/BOTETOURT CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WITH A PAID CREW HERE, YOU CAN GET FROM HERE TO ANY PART OF THE COUNTY IN ABOUT 10 - 15 MINUTES. SO, THAT WOULD BE A WORST CASE SCENARIO, BUT AT LEAST PEOPLE WOULD KNOW HELP WAS ON THE WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=was on the way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Botetourt rescue squad members say they've had a hard time recruiting new volunteers... especially to cover emergency calls during business hours.
The paid crew would respond to calls if volunteers are not dispatched within four minutes.
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[Dog-Bites]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-06-1:29:25]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's health check, Dog bites are more common than you might think.
Every year 4 million Americans are victims -- more than half are children.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us about the attack one Bedford County boy experienced.
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[SUPER=07-Ryan Williams; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Norman Harris/Plastic Surgeon; :23]
[SUPER=01-Bela Jacob/K-9 Trainer; :52]
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(( Ryan Williams has 35 stitches on his face as the result of a dog bite.
He says he was attacked when he went to pet a neighbor's dog --which was on a chain.
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[IN Q= I was trying to get away]

((RYAN WILLIAMS: I WAS TRYING TO GET AWAY. AND IT WAS JUST REALLY SCARY AND I DON'T WANT TO EXPERIENCE THAT AGAIN)) [RUNS12]
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Doctor Norman Harris says last week he treated 5 dog bites.
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[IN Q=I think the Roanoke Valley area]

((DR. NORMAN HARRIS/PLASTIC SURGEON: I THINK THE ROANOKE VALLEY AREA HAS A RELATIVELY HIGH INCIDENCE OF DOG BITES. I'M NOT CERTAIN WHAT THE REASON IS FOR THAT. BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT SHOULD NEVER LEAVE A CHILD OR INFANT ALONE WITH A DOG)) [RUNS13]
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Harris says Ryan was fortunate. He has seen other children who've lost ears, eyes, noses, or parts of their lips.
One local K-9 trainer says children are often bitten because they approach dogs too aggressively.
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((PARENTS SHOULD ALWAYS TELL THE KID TO SLOW DOWN, APPROACH THE DOG IN A CONTROLLED MANNER, AND ALWAYS PUT YOUR HAND OUT AND LET THE DOG SMELL YOU)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=the dog smell you]


Jacob says avoid petting the dog on the head -- pet it underneath the chin instead.
He says any dog that has not been trained is capable of biting...
A lesson Ryan learned the hard way.
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((RYAN WILLIAMS: I'M GOING TO BE MORE CAREFUL ESPECIALLY AROUND CHAINED DOGS)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=especially around chained dogs]


While the attack will only leave Ryan with minor scars -- the lesson he learned about man's best friend will be with him a lifetime. Joy Sutton, News 7 News Mornin. ))


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[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


18 are killed when a private jet goes down in Aspen, Colorado.
F-A-A officials say the Avjet plane was en route from Los Angeles, and is known for serving those in the entertainment industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Despite the efforts of an Orlando newspaper, photos from Dale Earnhardt's autopsy will stay OUT of public view.
Florida's Governor has signed a bill to keep the photos private.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And former President Jimmy Carter receives a special salute at Virginia Military Institute--
Carter was honored for his humanitarian service.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, March 30th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities now confirm 18 people are dead after a jet crashes just before landing in Aspen, Colorado.
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[VO-NAT]
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The plane went down yesterday evening, and crashed just short of the runway.
F-A-A officials say the Avjet plane was en route from Los Angeles.
Police say wreckage of the plane is spread over about 100 yards.
F-A-A officials say there were NO distress calls before the crash.
Avjet employs about 100 people and caters to the corporate and entertainment industries.
No word yet on the identities of those aboard the flight.
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[2-Earnhardt]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Obit]


The public will NOT get to view NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photos.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL;]


Florida Governor Jeb Bush has signed a bill that will keep the pictures private, unless a JUDGE orders their release.
Earnhardt's widow led the effort to get the law passed and attended the signing.
The bill was ALSO in response to an Orlando newspaper's battle to view the photos.
But sources say the new law will face eventual legal challenges over public disclosure issues.
Dale Earnhardt was killed February 18th during the final lap of the Daytona 500.
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[11VMI-Carter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC-40:45]
[GRAPHIC=Jimmy Carter]


Former President Jimmy Carter was honored at V-M-I for his humanitarian service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


He went to Virginia Military Institute to accept the award.
Carter read what he said were words spoken by a great man to a group of graduates.
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[SOT 15:46]
[IN Q=I wish you]

((I WISH YOU THE JOY OF A PURPOSEFUL LIFE, A LIFE OF PURPOSE. I WISH YOU NEW WORLDS, AND THE VISION TO SEE THEM. I WISH YOU THE DECENCY AND NOBILITY OF WHICH YOU'RE CAPABLE. THOSE WORDS WERE SPOKEN BY THE VALEDICTORIAN IN 1961. HIS NAME WAS JONATHAN DANIELS.))
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[OUT Q=was Jonathon Daniels.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian award is named after a V-M-I alumnus who joined the fight against segregation in the South in the 60's.
Daniels was shot and killed, saving a young black woman named Ruby Sales.
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[11Paving-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-13 TC: 9:20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Botetourt County's Sheriff's Department wants residents to watch out for driveway sealing scams.
Deputies arrested four men from West Virginia who they say took thousands of dollars from two local residents with a common hoax.
They promised the residents they'd seal their driveways with "leftover materials"... but did not.
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[VO: mugshots]
Chris Grady, Kevin Cornell, Milton Dorr and a juvenile were charged with the scam.
Grady was also charged with intent to distribute Oxycontin.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle warns residents to check out any contractors before hiring them.
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[2-AMTax-Scams]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The clock is ticking towards tax day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tonight at 6, News 7's business reporter Jennifer Miele will give you some tips on how to avoid tax scams.
She'll talk with Julie Wheeler from the Better Business Bureau.
Wheeler says don't be fooled by tax preparers who promise a big refund if you "fudge" information on your tax form.
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[SOT]

[tc:00:28:23]
[IN Q=That's not a good thing]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING, CAUSE IT ALL SHOULD BE ACCURATE AND HONEST INFORMATION. THEY SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO LURE YOU IN SAYING THEY CAN GET YOU A BIG REFUND.))
[SUPER=01-Julie Wheeler/Better Business Bureau]
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[OUT Q=a big refund.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wheeler says remember... if there's a mistake on your tax return, the I-R-S will come after you.
More on tax scams tonight on News 7 at 6 Six.
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[Self-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Dozens of Roanoke women are taking the threat of violence into their own hands, by being prepared to fend off rapists, muggers and attackers.
They're learning self defense from the Roanoke City Police.
As Jennifer Miele reports, these ladies are packing quite a punch.
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[SUPER=01-Tammy Carmichael/Roanoke City Police; :16 (QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=07-Ellen Davis; 1:00]
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[11Kmart]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC-1:33:32]
[GRAPHIC=KMart]


K- Mart is bringing back the blue light special this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

For more than 25-years this light has been a symbol of special discounts for the company. However in the early 90's the light was turned off, but this weekend it's being re-lit. Company officials hope the marketing concept will help K-Mart compete with retailers like Walmart and Target.
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[SOT 2:07:32]
[IN Q=we brought]

((WALT CASSADAY/MANAGER: WE BROUGHT IT BACK BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE USED TO HAVING AND OF COURSE MOST OF THE OLDER PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THE BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL AND WE'RE JUST ABLE TO OFFER SOME REALLY SUPER SPECIALS.))
[SUPER=01-Walt Cassaday/Manager]
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[OUT Q=really super specials.]
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[VO-NAT]

The blue light will be turned on Sunday when the store opens at 8.
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[11Tunstall-drums]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Students at one Southside school will be making a lot of noise at an international competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


The Tunstall High School percussion team will compete next weekend in the Winter Guard International World Finals in Milwaukee.
The event will determine the top percussion ensemble from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Tuntsall High school placed second last year and this year they're shooting for first.
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[SOT 52:07, 50:55]
[IN Q=We're going to have]

((KRISTEN BRAY/STUDENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES AND DEFINETELY HAVE PRIDE, DEDICATION, AND DETERMINATION.)) ((KRISIE KEEN/STUDENT: A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK WE CAN DO IT BECAUSE WE ARE IN SUCH A SMALL CITY AND STUFF BUT I THINK...WE'RE UP THERE WITH THE REST OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Kristen Bray/Student;:00]
[SUPER=01-Krisie Keen/Student;:05]
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[OUT Q=rest of them]
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[VO-NAT]


The team still needs to raise another 2-thousand dollars to pay for the trip.
They'll hold a fundraiser concert dinner tomorrow night at Tunstall High School.
Its begins at 5:30.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Botetourt County's Sheriff's Deputies arrested four men from West Virginia who they say took thousands of dollars from two local residents in a driveway sealing scam.
The men promised the residents they'd seal their driveways with "leftover materials"... but did not.
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle warns residents to check out any contractors before hiring them.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Former President Jimmy Carter was honored at V-M-I for his humanitarian service.
He accepted the Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian award yesterday. The award is named after a V-M-I alumnus who joined the fight against segregation in the South in the 60's.
Daniels was shot and killed, saving a young black woman named Ruby Sales.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Botetourt County has set aside 96-thousand dollars in next year's budget to hire two full-time rescue personnel.
Botetourt rescue squad members say they've had a hard time recruiting new volunteers... especially to cover emergency calls during business hours.
The paid crew would respond to calls if volunteers are not dispatched within four minutes.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[OUT Q=on News 7 at 6.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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