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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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Coming up on News 7--
A Martinsville man is injured on the job at C-P Films in Henry county.
The flash fire left him with burns over 80- percent of his body.
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And after months of debate and emotional meetings, the Montgomery County School Board makes a final decision on the fate of the Blacksburg High School mascot.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Get your day started right here on News 7 Mornin.

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Blacksburg High School is no longer home to the Indian.
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In a vote of five to two, last night the Montgomery County School Board chose to retire the Indian mascot name and logo.
The decision comes after months of debate, public information hearings, and a Task Force, whose recommendation to the board was to keep the Indian mascot.
The controversial issue has divided the community.
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((ANNA DALTON/OPPOSES INDIAN MASCOT;THIS IS NOT OUR COMMUNITY TELLING GOOD THINGS ABOUT ITSELF, IT IS NOT SAYING ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT OUR SCHOOL BECAUSE THIS IS NOT WHAT WERE ABOUT.))
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Blacksburg High School will have until 2003 to comply with the mascot change.
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A Martinsville man is hospitalized in critical condition with burns over 80- percent of his body. John (yell-uck) Yellock was injured on the job at C-P Films in Henry County, yesterday afternoon. He's now in the burn unit at Baptist Hospital in North Carolina. Teresa Hamilton has more from Fieldale.
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(( The president of C-P Films says his heart goes out to the family of John Yellock. Ken Vickers says Yellock and another man were operating a machine that coats rolls of film when Yellock was burned by a flash fire. At this point-- officials aren't certain what caused the blast. But say it's been years since a serious accident has happened at the plant which employs more than 500- workers.
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((KEN VICKERS/COMPANY PRESIDENT: IT'S ONLY A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT WE WERE CELEBRATING OUR FOUR MILLION MAN-HOURS WORKED WITHOUT A LOST TIME ACCIDENT AND WE'VE GONE YEARS AND YEARS WITHOUT A SERIOUS INJURY.)) [runs13]
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Vickers says the other worker did suffer injuries but is going to be OK. Yellock received burns over 80- percent of his body. [take su] Work is continuing inside the Henry County plant but not in the area where the blast occurred. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Fieldale.))

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Fire destroyed a home in Pulaski.
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The Pulaski and Draper Fire Departments responded to the fully involved house on Bridge Street at around 4 yesterday afternoon.
69-year-old Alta (All-ta) Koger (Co-ger) and her 75-year-old brother-in-law Eugene Sayers both got out safely.
Coger says she was in the kitchen when she heard a popping sound.
The combination of hot flames with cold water and low temperatures made for a lot of smoke and steam.
It took about 20-firefighters to contain the fire.
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[11Car-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A bi-partisan handful of state senators and civic leaders says let the courts decide the "no car tax."
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Republican Senator Warren Barry and Democrat Dick Saslaw (SASS-law) say Governor Jim Gilmore broke the law.
They've filed a lawsuit alleging Gilmore artificially inflated his December revenue report to keep his tax cut on its original schedule.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: SOME OF HIS PERSONNEL ARE GONNA BE SEQUESTERED AND CERTAINLY UNDER OATH THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REVEAL SOME THINGS THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY NOT WANT TO BE REVEALED. IF THAT BE THE CASE, I WOULD HOPE THAT IT WOULD MAKE HIM A LITTLE MORE COMPATIBLE TO DEAL WITH AND START TO LEARN THE ART OF COMPROMISE.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M NOT FEELING PARTICULARLY PRESSURED. I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY FEELINGS ON IT AT ALL. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL GO AHEAD AND DEFEND THE SUIT AND I THINK THAT WILL BE THAT.))
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Senator Barry calls the lawsuit a "two by four" to get the Governor's attention.
The Governor says he's confident his budget practices are perfectly legal... and Senator Barry's comments might be interpreted to mean the suit has been filed in bad faith.
No court dates have been set yet.

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Making international headlines--
Talks are under way between the U-S and China.
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American negotiators are hoping to get back the U-S spy plane after its mid- air collision with a Chinese fighter jet earlier this month.
The Chinese, meanwhile, are calling for the U-S to stop surveillance flights near China's coast.
But the Bush administration says the flights WILL resume in order to maintain peace.
Officials aren't yet releasing any details from today's meeting.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In business news, Shares of Intel enjoyed a boost in late trading yesterday after the chip giant beat reduced profit expectations.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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GOOD EARNINGS NEWS FROM TWO CHIP GIANTS ...COULD GIVE TECH STOCKS A BOOST TODAY...

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FIRST UP, INTEL SURPRISED INVESTORS WITH FIRST QTR PROFIT OF 16 CENTS A SHARE.. A PENNY BETTER THAN ALREADY LOWERED EXPECTATIONS...

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INTEL'S C-E-O SAID THE COMPANY'S MICROPROCESSOR BUSINESS APPEARS TO HAVE STABILIZED AND INTEL EXPECTS NORMAL SEASONAL PATTERNS GOING FORWARD....

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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS ALSO WEIGHED IN WITH PROFIT OF 18 CENTS A SHARE.. THAT WAS 2-CENTS BETTER THAN ALREADY LOWERED ESTIMATES.

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BUT T-I WARNED THAT REVENUE WOULD BE 20 PERCENT LOWER IN THE 2ND QUARTER. AND MORE JOB CUTS... TEXAS INSTRUMENTS WILL CUT 6 PERCENT OF WORKFORCE OR ABOUT 25-HUNDRED JOBS
TODAY IS ANOTHER BIG ONE ON THE EARNINGS FRONT...LATER TODAY WE'LL HEAR FROM

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AOL-TIME WARNER, IBM, APPLE COMPUTER, COCA-COLA, JP MORGAN AND GENERAL MOTORS.

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ON WALL STREET, INVESTORS SHRUGGED OFF THAT PROFIT WARNINGS FROM CISCO SYSTEMS
AFTER A SEE-SAW DAY.. HERE'S HOW THINGS SETTLED:

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THE DOW CLIMBED 58 POINTS TO 10-216

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AND THE NASDAQ GAINED ABOUT 13 POINTS TO 1923...

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CISCO FINISHED WELL OFF ITS LOWS OF THE DAY.. MARKKETWATCHERS WERE ENCOURAGED THAT CISCO'S PROFIT WARNING DIDN'T SPARK A MAJOR SELLOFF ...

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FOR ALL THE PRE-MARKET ACTION HEAD TO CBS.MW.COM AT THE NASDAQ,

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I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS IN NEW YORK.))


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[11Beasley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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An elderly Lynchburg man has been found guilty of reckless driving for a January crash that injured nine people in the Golden Corral.
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83-year old Clayton Beasley mistook the gas for the brake when his car plowed into the Golden Corral January 17th.
A medical checkup showed Beasley did not suffer any physical problems and he has since been cleared by the D-M-V to drive again.
A judge yesterday restricted Beasley to driving to and from his doctor's office for the next three months.
He was also fined 250 dollars.
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In this morning's Health Check, Virginia Tech recently opened two new lactation rooms for nursing mothers who are employed at the university.
That brings the total number of campus nursing facilities to five.
The rooms help new moms go back to work and continue breast feeding their children by giving them a place to go that's private and convenient. Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains how.

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Twice a day Lauren Coble goes to one of the lactation rooms at Virginia Tech to express her milk.
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((LAUREN COBLE/BREAST FEEDING MOM: IT MEANS ALL THE WORLD WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION IN COMING BACK TO WORK. LOGISTICS ARE EVERYTHING IN DEALING WITH A NEWBORN BABY AND WANTING TO STILL BREAST FEED)) [RUNS14]
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Coble says the lactation rooms make pumping more convenient and a lot easier --because they offer a relaxed, private environment --before she was forced to use her office.
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((JESSIE MELTSNER/TECH WOMEN'S CENTER:BEFORE THESE ROOMS WERE AVAILABLE WOMEN WERE USING STAIRWELLS, THEY WERE HAVING TO GO OUT TO THEIR OWN CARS AND PUMP. THEY WERE PERCHING ON TOILETS. WE EVEN HEARD FROM A WOMAN WHO USED A JANITORS CLOSET)) [RUNS14]
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Montgomery Regional Hospital donated two pumping machines and money to build the new lactation rooms --and will offer free breast feeding classes to the Tech staff.
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((MARJORIE YOUNG/MONTGOMERY REGIONAL HOSPITAL: IT IS JUST THE GOLD STANDARD, BREAST FEEDING, FOR SUPERIOR INFANT HEALTH, NUTRITION AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT. IT IS JUST SO FAR BETTER THAN ANY OTHER FEEDING OPTIONS FOR INFANTS)) [RUNS12]
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Coble now says she has the best of both worlds --she can work --and give her son the advantages of breast milk.
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((LAUREN COBLE: WE HAVE A HISTORY OF ALLERGIES IN MY FAMILY AND SO THE LATER I CAN PUT OFF HAVING MY CHILD ON COWS MILK THE BETTER)) [RUNS10]
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Joy Sutton, News 7 Mornin'))
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Virginia Tech hopes to eventually have 15 lactation rooms.
And statistics show companies that offer lactation rooms for their employees have a 27 percent reduction in the number of absentees --and an increase in morale and retention.

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
Authorities in Wytheville are investigating the death of a couple following an apparent domestic dispute.
Police say they went to the home after someone inside called 9-1-1 yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Blacksburg High School students will no longer be known as the Indians.
After months of heated debate in the community, the Montgomery County School board votes to retire the mascot.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a Martinsville man is fighting for his life in the burn unit of a North Carolina hospital after an accident at work.
A flash fire left John Yellock with burns over 80- percent of his body.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, April 18th .
[ANCHOR=Leo]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Blacksburg High School students have a new assignment, finding a new mascot.
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In a five to two decision, Montgomery County School Board members voted last night to retire the Indian logo and mascot.
The members have spent months discussing the controversial issue, listening to public comments, and considering a recommendation from a local task force, who did vote to keep it.
But for many people, having an Indian as a mascot is personal.
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((COMMUNITY MEMBER/OPPOSES INDIAN MASCOT;IM NOT A MASCOT IM NOT A HEATHEN, I'M NOT A SAVAGE, I'M A TAXPAYING AMERICAN CITIZEN SAID A MEMBER OF THE VIRGINIA CHICAPPE NATION.))
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The newly adopted policy gives the high school until 2003 to comply.
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A man and woman are dead following an apparent domestic dispute in Wytheville. Police found the couple inside a residence on North 30th Street. Authorities say they went to the home after someone inside phoned 9-1-1 yesterday evening. Police say the victims were married but they have not released their names. The man was 64-- the woman was 37. Each suffered a gunshot to the head.

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[WRITER=tha]
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A Martinsville man who was injured on the job at C-P Films in Henry County yesterday is in the burn unit this morning at Baptist Hospital in North Carolina. John (yell-uck) Yellock is listed in critical condition with burns over 80- percent of his body. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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(( The president of C-P Films says his heart goes out to the family of John Yellock. Ken Vickers says Yellock and another man were operating a machine that coats rolls of film when Yellock was burned by a flash fire. At this point-- officials aren't certain what caused the blast. But say it's been years since a serious accident has happened at the plant which employs more than 500- workers.
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((KEN VICKERS/COMPANY PRESIDENT: IT'S ONLY A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT WE WERE CELEBRATING OUR FOUR MILLION MAN-HOURS WORKED WITHOUT A LOST TIME ACCIDENT AND WE'VE GONE YEARS AND YEARS WITHOUT A SERIOUS INJURY.)) [runs13]
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Vickers says the other worker did suffer injuries but is going to be OK. Yellock received burns over 80- percent of his body. [take su] Work is continuing inside the Henry County plant but not in the area where the blast occurred. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Fieldale.))

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In national news this morning--
American negotiators are meeting with the Chinese at this hour.
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No details on what's happened at the meeting so far.
But Chinese state- run media say the U-S has turned "hostile" since the release of the Navy spy plane crew.
The U-S is trying to get back the plane, still held in China after its mid-air collision with a Chinese fighter jet.
The Chinese, meanwhile, are calling for the U-S to stop surveillance flights near China's coast.
But the Bush administration says the flights WILL resume.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The symbol of the Confederacy will remain on Mississippi's state flag.
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Residents voted yesterday nearly two to one in favor of keeping its current flag.
Opponents say the move cost Mississippi the chance to erase the last symbol of segregation.
Mississippi is the last state to prominently display the Confederate emblem on its flag.
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[11Derailment-Reward]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
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Norfolk Southern and Salem police are offering a 5-thousand dollar reward for information regarding Friday's train derailment in Roanoke.
Norfolk Southern says vandalism is responsible.
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Company police say the incident that led to the derailment started in Salem, where the train had problems and had to stop.
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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[11Hollins-President]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
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Hollins University president Janet Rasmussen (RAS-muh-sin) is stepping down.
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 today.

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It has been almost three years since Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die because he was gay.
Matthew's mother Judy Shepard spoke at Hollins University last night trying to raise awareness in the fight against hate crimes.
Intern Reporter Sloane Smith has more.
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((JUDY SHEPARD: I'M NOT NAIVE ENOUGH TO THNIK THAT WHAT i'M SAYING IS GOING TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN, BUT I'M JUST HOPING THAT THE SEEDS I PLANT WILL CAUSE PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT THE WAY THEY FEEL AND WHY THEY FEEL THAT WAY. Judy shepard is talking about the murder of her son. To a full house, she listened to testimonials and gave peole advice on how to deal with issues like hate, ignorance and intolerance. BETSY COE/HOLLINS STUDENT: I THINK IT'S VERY BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY. THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT BUT THEN AGAIN, THERE'S LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND BUT SAY THEY SUPPORT AND DON'T NECESSARILY KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. Some say that Shepard's visit is timely in light of the recent shooting at a Roanoke gay bar that killed one and injured six others. They think this message is just what the Roanoke Valley needs to hear. CARA HARDINGER/HOLLINS STUDENT: I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS REALLY POWERFUL. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY BENEFICIAL TO HAVE JUDY SHEPARD HERE. I THINK THAT IT IS GREAT FOR OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE IN SEPTEMBER. Almost three years after her sons death, Judy Shepard is urging Americans to support hate crime legislation. Her commitment to awareness has led her to the steps of our nations capital. Shepard says her battle for hate crimes legislation hasn't been easy... And partisan politics is partly to blame. THIS SHOULDN'T BE A PARTISAN ISSUE- THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. tHERE'S NO ROOM FOR PARTISAN POLITICS TO PLAY A ROLE IN THIS. THIS IS ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR RIGHTS. And while she says that she knows that it won't bring back Matthew, it may prevent it from happening to someone else. Sloane Smith, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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

A man and woman are dead following an apparent domestic dispute in Wytheville. Each suffered a gunshot to the head. Police found the couple inside a residence on North 30th Street. Police say the victims were married but they have not released their names.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

A Martinsville man is hospitalized in critical condition with burns over 80- percent of his body. John (yell-uck) Yellock was injured on the job at C-P Films in Henry County, yesterday afternoon. The company's president says Yellock and another man were operating a machine that coats rolls of film when Yellock was burned by a flash fire. The other worker did suffer injuries but is going to be OK. At this point, officials aren't certain what caused the blast.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

The Montgomery County School Board chose to retire the Indian mascot name and logo in a vote of five to two last night.

The decision comes after months of debate, public information hearings, and a Task Force, whose recommendation to the board was to keep the Indian mascot.
Blacksburg High School will have until 2003 to comply with the mascot change.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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