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A flash fire at a plant in Henry County. We've got a LIVE report ready.
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And a man takes his own life after being apprehended within yards of a school in Roanoke County.
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In sports, the Express is in Toledo for the final game of its playoff series with the Storm and the Redskins maybe moving camp back to Carlisle.
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Plus, Michael Vick and Virginia Tech reveal a new line of merchandise highlighting the star quarterback.
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Let's see, some sun, some rain, gusty winds and blowing snow. What's missing. Not much! Forecast details coming up. [open]
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[VO-NAT]


A flash fire injures two workers at a plant in Henry County. The cause of the accident is, so far, unknown.


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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


[Henry-Fire]


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The men were burned this afternoon at C-P Films, in Henry County.
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Teresa Hamilton talked with the company president a short time ago and is outside the plant tonight.
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((ROLLCUE:...incidents like this are rare.))
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[Hollins-President]


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Hollins University president Janet Rasmussen (RAS-muh-sin) has resigned.
A spokeswoman says Rasmussen's contract was up for renewal.
But she and the board of trustees agreed that it would be best for her to pursue other opportunities.
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Rasmussen came to the private, liberal arts school for women about four years ago.
Enrollment has been slipping recently, and the trustees have been looking at ways to increase it.
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Retired Roanoke Times publisher Walter Rugaber will become acting president.

The university says it will release a statement tomorrow. [Chase/Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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A Roanoke man led authorities on a lengthy chase through Roanoke City and County this morning before killing himself.
Police believe he shot himself in the head as they stopped him.
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Marya Jones has been talking to police and the man's family and has more on how it happened.
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Keith, police say Jake Moeller broke into his ex-girlfriend's house wanting to talk to her.
That encounter led to a chase and his apparent suicide.
His father says that Moeller's past troubles with the law and depression may have played a role in it. ((ROLLCUE:...played a role in it.))
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(( Police say Jake Moeller broke into his ex-girlfriend's house off Hollins Road before 5 this morning.
They caught up with him nearby and ended up being led on a 43-minute chase involving city, county and state authorities.
It ended on Colonial Avenue outside North Cross School, after state police deflated the tires of his Chevy Blazer with spikes.
Officers found him slumped in the driver's seat.
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((DET. CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: THERE WAS NO SHOTS FIRED WHATSOEVER. AND OFFICERS DID NOT KNOW HE HAD SHOT HIMSELF. THEY DID NOT HEAR THE AUDIBLE SHOT OF THE GUNSHOT. AND WHEN THEY APPROACHED THE VEHICLE, THAT'S WHEN THEY NOTICED THE GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD. ))
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28-year-old Jake Snow Moeller died later at the hospital.
He had been released from prison just over a year ago ... after serving five years for rape.
He has arrests dating back to 1988, including several for speeding.
Police say that during the 43-minute chase, he obeyed the speed limit and hurt no one.
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((DET. CHRIS NIELSEN: THE AVERAGE SPEEDS IN THE PURSUIT WERE PROBABLY 60 MPH ON THE INTERSTATES AND AT TIMES, IT APPEARED THAT SPEEDS MAY HAVE BEEN BELOW POSTED LIMITS.)) ))
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Moeller's father says that he'd suffered a traumatic head wound as a kid that caused him to be depressed.
He said he'd just started receiving treatment and was turning his life around when this happened.
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Keith?

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Winter in mid-April ... that's the way it looked and felt today. And we're not done yet.
Let's get the cold word from meteorologist Robin Reed.
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[Beasley]


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An elderly Lynchburg man was convicted of reckless driving today for driving his car into a restaurant in January.

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Nine people were hurt when 83- year- old Clayton Beasley's Cadillac crashed through the wall of the Golden Corral January 17th.
Beasley told the judge he hit the gas instead of the brake.
He voluntarily stopped driving after the accident and has since been given a clean bill of health from his doctor.
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((MARK PEAKE/BEASLEY'S ATTORNEY: HE'S DONE A DRIVING TEST WITH THE D-M-V, HE'S BEEN CLEARED BY THE D-M-V. SO WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF THIS INCIDENT. HE'S VERY UPSET THAT ANYBODY WAS HURT, FEELS TERRIBLE ABOUT THAT AND HOPES THAT EVERYBODY IS FEELING BETTER AND DOES WELL IN THEIR RECOVERY.))
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A judge today fined Beasley 250 dollars.
He's also restricted to driving to and from his doctor's office for the next three months.
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[Derailment-Reward]


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Norfolk Southern says vandalism led to last week's train derailment in Roanoke.
The company and Salem police are offering a 5-thousand dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest.
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N-S police say the incident that led to the derailment started in Salem.
The train had mechanical problems and had to stop between Mill Lane and McClelland Street.
Officials say someone separated some of the cars from the main part of the train.
Once the train pulled away, inertia got the other cars rolling until they wrecked.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A switched at birth baby is about to get a new uncle ... it's her father. The details are still ahead.
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And the car tax challenge is moving .. from the state house to a courthouse. That story is next.
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[Car-Tax]


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It's NO longer just a disagreement over how to balance the books.
Two state senators and a group of prominent citizens have now filed a lawsuit against Governor Jim Gilmore.
Richard Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has the story.
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((
Republican Senator Warren Barry's not shy about controversy.
He's the one who called fellow lawmakers of both parties "pinkos" earlier this year.
And he's NO friend of Governor Jim Gilmore.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: KNOWING THIS GOVERNOR AS I HAVE THROUGH EXPERIENCE, IT TAKES A PRETTY BIG TWO BY FOUR TO GET HIS ATTENTION.))
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The two by four comes in the form of a lawsuit that Republican Barry, and Democratic floor leader Dick Saslaw hope will put Gilmore administration officials under oath.

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They allege Gilmore's December revenue report was artificially inflated-- which would violate the no car tax law passed in 1998, with a provision to freeze the tax cut if the economy slowed down, to avoid the budget cuts still being sorted out now in Richmond.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WAS A LITTLE STARTLED BY SENATOR BARRY'S STATEMENT THAT HE SAID THAT THIS WAS A PURPOSE AS YOU SAID TO TRY TO PRESSURE ME. WHEN I WAS A PRIVATE LAWYER FOR TEN YEARS, AND WHEN I WAS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR FOUR YEARS, I WOULD HAVE TAKEN THAT AS A BAD FAITH FILING, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. WITH CERTAIN CONSEQUENCES THAT THE COURT WOULD PUSH FORWARD. BUT I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT ANY OF THAT.))
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: WELL THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN TOTALLY IMMOBILE AT THIS POINT IN TIME. HE SET HIS FEET IN CONCRETE AND SAID THAT'S MY POSITION, I'M NOT MOVING. AND HE HASN'T MOVED. HE SAID I DON'T CARE IF IT BRINGS THE FINANCES DOWN AROUND OUR EARS, I'M GONNA PRACTICE VOODOO ECONOMICS AND THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GONNA BE.))
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Gilmore says he's confident his revenue figures were legal -- and if his administration didn't give an independent council of economic advisors enough information, they could have gotten it themselves.
Meanwhile, the heat stays on the lawmakers... who got a reminder from the Virginia Governmental Employees Association of how they just can't leave Richmond without a new budget.
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((TED MARTIN/VIRGINIA GOVT. EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: I JUST DON'T THINK THAT'S ACCEPTABLE AT ALL. I THINK THAT'S UNCONSCIONABLE THAT THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE WOULD DO THAT.))
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But there's still NO discernable movement toward a compromise.
And now, a legal battle.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[Switched-Babies]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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The switched-at-birth babies case has taken yet another turn.
The father of one of the children plans to marry an aunt of the other little girl. Word of their intentions came out in court.
It's the latest twist in the case of the two girls who were sent home from a Charlottesville hospital with the wrong parents.
The mixup was discovered three years ago.





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Stocks picked up where they left off last week .. with more gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow climbed 58 points .. NASDAQ up almost 14.
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[Meningitis]


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Health Officials say the Virginia Tech student who contracted Meningitis is doing well.
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The 23 year old sophomore is in stable condition at Montgomery Regional Hospital -- and continuing to improve. Officials say all of the people who lived near or had close contact with the student are being treated with antibiotics --just in case one of them is the carrier of the infection.
Meningitis is rare, bacterial infection that can be fatal.
Health officials say it's not too late to get the meningitis vaccine. It takes about a week to take effect.
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N-A-S-A landed in Danville today to make an announcement that could change the way you fly.
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Danville Regional Airport has been selected to test the feasibility of NASA's new Small Aircraft Transportation System or SATS.
The program is designed to allow small aircraft to fly in and out of small airports without control towers and expensive radar.
This could conceivably allow someone to travel anywhere in the country and still it make home for dinner.
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((DR. BRUCE HOLMES/NASA SPOKESPERSON: DANVILLE IS QUITE SIMPLY A QUINTESSENTIAL EXAMPLE OF WHY THIS CONCEPT MAKES SENSE. IT'S SUBURBAN RURAL AMERICA THAT DESERVE TO HAVE EQUITY IN TRANSPORTATION ACCESSIBILITY.))
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NASA will conduct flight demonstrations in Danville and other airports in Virginia including Blacksburg over the next five years.
NASA officials are hopeful SATS will eventually allow pilots to rent airplanes in the same fashion as they would rent a car.
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Coming up, Michael Vick continues to play for the Hokies, this time his role is as a merchandiser and
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The Roanoke Express hopes to weather the Storm and advance in the ECHL playoffs. A preview of tonight's game is next.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express puts its season on the line tonight against the Toledo Storm in game five of their best of five opening round playoff series.
The game is in Toledo. Daniel Berthiaume starts in net for the Express.
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Face off is set for 7:30 and we will have the highlights of the fifth and final game tonight at 11.

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According to the star quarterback, Virginia Tech made Michael Vick.
Now he is giving back to his university.
Steve Mason has more on a new joint business venture between the projected number one pick in the NFL draft and his school.
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[S-Draft]


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All of the NFL draft talk in Blacksburg mainly has been centered around Michael Vick. But a number of other Hokies hope to get a chance to play pro ball as free agents if they aren't drafted this coming weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March 15th; :00]

All four of the graduating Tech lineman would like to get chance to clear a path in an NFL camp. But the one guy who has the best chance of getting drafted is Matt Lehr - the six foot two, 285 pound guard from Woodbridge.
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Lehr has worked out for a number of different NFL clubs, but he says right now he doesn't have a clue which ones might have the most interest in his services.
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The two day draft gets underway Saturday in New York City.

[S-Skins]


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[WRITER=dal]
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It seems likely the Redskins will move their training camp back to Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
An official announcement is expected later this week.
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[SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/1994;]


Washington held its camps in Carlisle from 1963 to '94 before making the move to Frostburg, Maryland.
Skins management started searching for a new site recently. Dickinson College in Carlisle and William and Mary have emerged as the favorites.
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[S-AVs]


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The Salem Avalanche is in the middle of a three game road trip in Myrtle Beach.
The Pelicans rocked Salem 11 to two last night
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The Avalanche takes another shot at the Pelicans tonight. This three game road stint in Myrtle Beach is a touch test for the young Avs.
They have something to prove after dropping two at home to the Pelicans last week.
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Salem returns home Thursday night. [Wx-Tape]
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It's Virginia's political event of the year.
And with all the state-wide political offices up for grabs this November, the annual Shad-Planking takes on even greater importance. Ellen Qualls will make the trip to Wakefield and have the story tonight on News 7 at Six.