[7-11Pitts-Shooting]

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A skeet shooting accident leaves a 12 year old boy in critical condition.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's department says an adult and three juveniles were shooting skeet along Ferry Road .. when a 10 year old boy shot his companion in the head with a 20- gauge shotgun.
No word if any charges are being considered.




[7-11Taxi-Shooting]


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A second suspect in a cab driver shooting is behind bars.
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Shawn (Con-iss) Conace Vaughn turned himself in Tuesday night.
Police say Vaughn and another man allegedly shot and robbed
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a cab driver in Roanoke early Sunday morning.
The cab driver is listed in fair condition.
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[7-11Heilig-Meyers]


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Changes are in store for Heilig Meyers stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg. That's because the furniture chain is closing hundreds of stores.
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The company filed bankruptcy last August.
It already closed stores in Christiansburg, Radford, Martinsville, and Collinsville in an attempt to save money.
Now nearly 400 other stores with close so the company can divert its resources to its outlet stores.
Those in Roanoke and Lynchburg will convert to outlet status called "RoomStores" at the end of May.
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[7-6-VA-Unemployment]


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The latest unemployment numbers for Virginia are out -
The state's February jobless rate was released yesterday. It was 2-point-4 per cent .. the lowest for any February in the 51 years such records have been kept.


[7-11Literacy-Grant]


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Parents and students may soon be sharing the classroom .
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Danville Public Schools announced yesterday they are receiving a 750-thousand dollar grant for the Even Start Family Literacy Program.
It helps provide literacy training for adults and their children to help break the cycle of illiteracy and poverty.
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[IN Q=At the same time]

((AUDREY DAVIDSON/DANVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: AT THE SAME TIME THE PARENTS ARE BEING WORKED WITH, THE CHILDREN WILL BE WORKED WITH SO AS THESE CHILDREN ENTER THE SCHOOLS THEY'RE COMING IN WITH AN EVEN START AND THEY GOT THE BENEFITS THAT OTHER CHILDREN COMING TO SCHOOL WITH.))
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To be eligible, families must have children between six weeks and three years in age.
Parents must attend 20 hours a week with their child.
The school district hopes to have the program up and running by October.
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[45-11Martinsville]


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It seems extinguishing fires in Martinsville is becoming more costly -
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The Fire Department is asking the city for money to hire three additional firefighters.
That would guarantee seven firefighters per shift.
But Martinsville's city manager says state funding may help decide whether the city can hire more firefighters.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/CITY MANAGER: WE REALLY COUNT ON HAVING REVENUES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH TO BE FAIRLY STABLE. SO WHEN THOSE REVENUES, HISTORICAL REVENUES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH BEGIN TO GO DOWN AND NEW REVENUES FROM THE COMMONWEALTH CANNOT BE PUT IN PLACE THEN WE ARE IN A CATCH 22.))
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Reynolds says one option is to raise fees to pay for new firefighters.
But he says that decision won't be made until a final budget decision in Richmond.
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[45-11Redistricting]


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The House and Senate are expected to cast their final votes on the new election districts today.
Virginia Democrats are mad.
And they're getting it all in the record to take the GOP redistricting plan to court.
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((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D-BATH CO.: WILL THE GENTLEMAN ADMIT THAT THE PLAN TO PAIR DEMOCRATS WAS ALSO AN INTENTIONAL PLAN TO PAIR THE LEADERSHIP OF THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS?))09
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((DEL. CHRIS JONES/R-SUFFOLK: YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHO THE OFFICERS ARE IN THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.))03
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[OUT Q=are in the Democratic Caucus.]
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Suffolk Republican Chris Jones drew up the plan.
He took most of the heat.
At one point, Majority Leader Morgan Griffith accused Minority Leader Dick Cranwell of saying Jones was a liar-- which would violate House rules.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: THE WORDS I BELIEVE ARE CALCULATED TO WOUND, OFFEND, OR INSULT ANOTHER MEMBER OF THIS HOUSE... WILKINS: I DON'T THINK IT'S QUITE THAT BAD. HE'S CROSS-EXAMINING. ... JONES: IT'S OKAY, I'M BIG BOY.))15
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[OUT Q=It's okay. I'm a big boy.]
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In the Roanoke area, both Dick Cranwell and Chip Woodrum volunteered NOT to run if either could be put in Vic Thomas's district instead of together.
Republicans refused.
Thomas has NOT yet said whether he'll retire this year.

[45-11VA-Laundry]


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The V-A Hospital in Salem is getting a new laundry facility.
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The new facility will wash, dry, and fold one-hundred pounds scrubs, and sheets every five minutes-- that's nearly 2-million pounds of laundry a year.
The one-point-six million dollars in funding for the project came from Duke Energy...
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[IN Q=The way we pay them back...]
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In addition to economic savings, the new facilities use about one-third the amount of water, electricity, and steam.
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[8-11Tech-Protest]


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Virginia Tech students say racial problems exist on campus, but the administration isn't doing anything about it.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


A number of students say the school hasn't done enough, since a fight between two professors last month.
[SUPER=04-March 29;]


SOME believe the argument over a Pamplin Hall classroom between a black and white professor was race related.
Students are demanding a verbal apology, tuition reimbursement and required race sensitivity instruction for faculty and police.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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A skeet shooting accident critically injures a 12- year- old boy.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's department says an adult and three juveniles were shooting skeet along Ferry Road .. when a 10 year old boy shot his companion in the head with a 20- gauge shotgun.
No word if any charges are being considered.




[8-11Taxi-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-13 22:46]
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Another suspect is in custody for the shooting of a cab driver.
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[VO-NAT]


Shawn (Con-iss) Conace Vaughn turned himself in Tuesday night.
Police say Vaughn and another man allegedly shot and robbed
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday]

a cab driver in Roanoke early Sunday morning.
The cab driver is listed in fair condition.
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[8-6-VA-Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Un-employment is down in Virginia.
The state's February jobless rate was released yesterday.
It was 2-point-4 per cent .. the lowest for any February in the 51 years since such records have been kept.


[8-11Heilig-Meyers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-22 03:56]
[GRAPHIC=Heilig Meyers Stores Closing]


Heilig Meyers is closing more furniture stores-- and that means stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg will change to "outlet" status.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-November 2000;]


The company filed for bankruptcy last August.
It already closed stores in Christiansburg, Radford, Martinsville, and Collinsville in an attempt to save money.
Now nearly 400 other stores will close so the company can divert its resources to its outlet stores.
Those in Roanoke and Lynchburg will convert to outlet status called "RoomStores" at the end of May.
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[8-11Band-Class]


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A saxophone player in Cave Spring Junior High's beginning band is a bit older than the rest of the musicians.....


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Mark Jervis is the school's resource officer.
He's been a Roanoke County police officer for 10 years.
He used to play the trumpet and french horn, but decided to take up the saxophone to learn alongside the students.

He says being with them in band class every day encourages the kids to approach him.
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((MARK JERVIS/ROANOKE CO. POLICE OFFICER: I TELL PEOPLE IF I CAN'T GO TO MY 6TH PERIOD BAND CLASS, OFFICER JERVIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A HAPPY CAMPER. SO, I LOOK FORWARD TO IT EVERY DAY.))
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((MARY LOUISE WOODY/6TH GRADER: IT JUST SHOWS PEOPLE THAT ADULTS AREN'T SOMEBODY THAT ARE GOING TO TRY TO GET YOU IN TROUBLE OR GIVE YOU DETENTION. IT JUST SHOWS THAT HE CAN HAVE A GOOD TIME, TOO.))
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[OUT Q=a good time, too.]
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[VO-NAT]


The band teacher gives him high marks, too.
Jervis says that next year, he might try a new instrument. (------------)