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Roanoke police are looking for answers in the arson murder of two children and a young mother neighbors describe
as "sweet".
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[VO-NAT]
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And 8-days after a tornado tore across central Virginia Governor Warner takes a whirlwind tour of the damage.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on the Big 7, Washington & Lee is all set to open up the D-3 lacrosse tournament. A new PGA event is coming to Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]

And if these walls could talk they would have some story to tell. Details of the first crash into the new soft walls at Indy.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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An unsettled forecast through mid week. We'll explain and our Monday WeatherSchool takes us to Mount Washington.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-SHot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[IN Q=The little baby]

((THE LITTLE BABY, YEP. THE OTHER LITTLE BABY, YUP. IT DON'T MAKE NO SENSE. IT'S SAD.))
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[OUT Q=sense. It's sad.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The death of a second toddler from a Roanoke apartment fire saddens and shocks the community.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Jade Jackson was just three years old, one of three arson victims at Hurt Park Apartments.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
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Two-year old Marcus died yesterday evening.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Their mother, 25-year old Alice Jackson, had been pronounced dead at the scene of the pre-dawn fire yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The projects were full of rumors today. It seemed everyone had heard details of the arson and triple homicide. No arrests have been made yet, so city police will not confirm information they said only the suspect would know. Though Alice Diane Jackson had lived at Hurt Park just a matter of months, she'd had time to leave a favorable impression.
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[IN Q=She was very nice]

((MYRTLE NOELL/NEIGHBOR: SHE WAS VERY NICE, SWEET, POLITE. SHE DIDN'T BOTHER NOBODY. I DON'T HAVE NOTHING WRONG TO SAY ABOUT HER, BECAUSE SHE WAS SO SWEET. SANDRA "FRUIT LOOP" ANDERSON/NEIGHBOR: BUT SHE DIDN'T DESERVE THAT, BECAUSE SHE WAS A GOOD MOM. WHOEVER DID IT TO HER, I HOPE THEY CATCH HIM. DON'T KILL HIM. JUST PUT HIM IN THE PENITENTIARY, AND LET HIM SUFFER.))
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[V/O-NAT] Police did confirm they'd been called to the apartment around midnight the night of the fire, answering a burglary call. But they're not sure if the two calls are related.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD] They're still encouraging anyone who has information on the arson/homicide to call crime line.
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[Suspicious-Death]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Police are treating the death of a Roanoke woman as suspicious. Authorities discovered the body of 82- year old Edna Dooley inside her home early Friday morning. Police were answering a domestic call. When officers got there, they say Dooley's son and daughter were involved in a fight. They've been identified as Eddie Dooley and Cindy Countess. The death is being treated as a homicide-- but police are still waiting for some lab results.

[Parkway-Body]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The F-B-I is investigating the discovery of a body last night along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke County .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The body of a white male was removed from the Poages Mill overlook this morning.
It was discovered by a group of Frisbee players who first noticed a stranded dog.
While waiting for the park service to pick up the dog, their Frisbee went down an embankment. They found the body under some debris.
The FBI is not releasing any information about the identity of the man or what killed him.
The dog is thought to have belonged to the victim.
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[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A suspect is in custody in the murder of a Henry County man. Clifford Daniel Jamison (JAME-ih-son) was found lying outside a home on New Hope Drive in Bassett Saturday morning. The 48-year old had apparently been shot. This morning, 20-year old Frank Tyrone Ziglar turned himself over to Henry County authorities. He's being held with no bond on charges including first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

[Workman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tha]
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A grand jury today indicted the federal agent accused of killing a Roanoke man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 23; ]

A week has been aside in September for the trial of Timothy Workman-- who made a brief court appearance in Roanoke General District court earlier this year. The off duty Texas D-E-A agent is accused of shooting Keith Bailey three times in the chest after a scuffle in a restaurant parking lot in February. Workman has previously pled NOT guilty to the murder and weapons charges returned today.
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[Bedford-Storms]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a first-hand tour of storm-ravaged Central and Southwest Virignia may prove to be even more valuable.
Governor Mark Warner and Senator George Allen teamed up today to see for themselves the devastation left behind by last week's floods and tornados.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Steve/Microwave]


We start our coverage with Steve Smallshaw in Bedford tonight.
Steve what were their impressions of that area?
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[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Earlier in the day Governor Warner and Senator Allen got a first-hand look at flood damage in Southwest Virginia.

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The two toured Buchanan and Tazewell counties.
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Warner and Allen saw muddy, damaged homes and businesses. They drove along Knox Creek, where dozens of small bridges connecting homes to the main road were washed away. Two people died in last week's flash floods.
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[IN Q=THE DEVASTATION]

((SEN. GEORGE ALLEN/R-VIRGINIA; THE DEVASTATION IS AS BAD AS I'VE EVER SEEN FOR A COMMUNITY THERE MAY HAVE BEEN BIGGER FLOODS BUT AS FAR AS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLES HOME AND BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN HIT IT IS AWFUL AND DEVASTATING.)) ((GOV. MARK WARNER; I'M VERY GRATEFUL THAT PRESIDENT BUSH ACTED SO QUICKLY ON BEHALF OF OUR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND OUR REQUEST IN TERMS OF THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION WE'LL GET THAT AID THERE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE STATE AID AS WELL ))
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[VO-NAT]

Senator Allen says the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open an office in the region tomorrow morning.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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The stage is set for tomorrow's council election in Roanoke.
We'll take a look at the candidates next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And Ferrum College holds off on a plan that could turn this farm museum into a grocery store.
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[City-Council]
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A quiet campaign with a large cast of candidates is coming to a close.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


Nine people are competing for three seats on Roanoke city council, and tomorrow the city's voters will make their choice. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 Full Screen***]
[Toss ACROSS=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /Pulpit;]


Joe Dashiell is here tonight with an election day preview...
Keith and Shannon, the city's voters cannot complain about not having a choice at the polls.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Pulpit]
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There are three Democrats, three Republicans, and two independents on the ballot... And an additional Democrat who didn't win the party's nomination running a write-in campaign.
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((Chief election officers were picking up their precinct materials, as employees of the Registrar's Office made final preparations for the council elections.
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((I'M READY. ARE YOU READY? YES. ))
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With Bill White and Alvin Hudson stepping down, the election will bring at least two new faces to council chambers.
Incumbent Nelson Harris is seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket along with Rupert Cutler and Alfred Dowe.
The Republican nominees include Mark Hurley, Steve Mabry, and former council member Jack Parrott.
Independents Don Hogan and Doug Trout are also on the ballot. And Angela Norman is waging a write-in campaign.

Though turnout is traditionally low for city council elections, General Registrar Beryl Brooks says the large slate of candidates may bring more people to the polls.
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[IN Q=I think it will be]

((I THINK IT WILL BE A LITTLE MORE TURNOUT THAN USUAL, BECAUSE OF HOW MANY CANDIDATES WE HAVE THIS TIME, AND THE FACT THAT THE WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN HAS GENERATED A LOT MORE INTEREST BECAUSE IT'S JUST NOT BEEN DONE AS FAR AS HAVING AN ACTIVE CAMPAIGN, BUT WE STILL DON'T SEE AS MUCH AS WE NORMALLY WOULD IN A NOVEMBER ELECTION.))
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[OUT Q=in a November election.]))
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Brooks says that in a typical council election, only ten to eleven percent of the city's 51- thousand registered voters actually make it to their precincts.
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And Keith and Shannon, with nine candidates in the race anything could happen tomorrow.

[Fitzgerald]


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A Franklin County man AGAIN faces charges of murder and drunk driving after a judge threw them out last month on a technicality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Last Month;]


This time, a grand jury indicted William Fitzgerald on charges of SECOND degree murder and driving under the influence.
Last month, a judge threw out those charges because of a clerical error.
But prosecutors say that's now been corrected.
Last November, Fitzgerald struck Ellen Marie Shenker head on ... killing her and injuring her son, Tommy.
The accident happened just 7 hours after he'd been released from jail on a D-U-I.
Prosecutors say Fitzgerald was impaired by alcohol and prescription drugs.
His attorneys have said he passed out a the wheel because he was improperly medicated.
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[Mays-Johnson]


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A Roanoke woman is accused of embezzling from a local P-T-A. 45- year old Dawn Mays-Johnson was indicted today for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the Lincoln Terrace elementary school P-T-A. Mays-Johnson allegedly embezzled as much as 98- hundred dollars while serving as the group's president. The discrepancy was found when the Lincoln Terrace P-T-A began bouncing checks.

[Boucher-Health]


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Residents of Alleghany County will soon be able to see a medical specialist more than 100 miles away without ever leaving the county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]


"Telemedicine" will link Alleghany Regional Hospital with the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
The project allows patients to communicate with U-VA specialists using videoconferencing technology.
It will also be used to share X-rays, CAT scans and lab slides ... speeding up diagnoses and cutting back patient travel time.
Congressman Rick Boucher kicked off the project with a 25-thousand dollar federal grant.
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[IN Q=The technology]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: THE TECHNOLOGY IS SEAMLESS. PATIENT AND DOCTOR CAN CONVERSE IN REAL TIME AND IT'S FULL-MOTION VIDEO. AND THE QUALITY OF THE DIAGNOSIS IS JUST AS GOOD AS IF THE PATIENT WERE REALLY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.))
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Telemedicine will be offered at Alleghany Regional Hospital beginning in September.
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[Stocks]


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It turned out to be an ugly start to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW plunged 198 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 34 and a half.
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[Ferrum-College]


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The future of a historic farm museum in Franklin County is still up in the air.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Ferrum College's Board of Trustees decided this weekend to hold off on a proposal that would have replaced the Blue Ridge Institute Farm Museum with a grocery store.
A supermarket chain -- said to be Food Lion -- has expressed interest in the site.
Trustees said they would wait until the college's new president Jennifer Braaten takes office in July before moving forward.
The board backed a plan to sell or lease HALF the college's land to commercial developers... but said it would seek more input from the college and community.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, W&L gets ready for the unknown in NCAA lacrosse. Vern Fiddler is making NHL news.
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[VO-NAT]

And the PGA Tour is coming back to Charlotte after a nearly 25 year absence - with major backing from Wachovia.
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Washington and Lee's men's lacrosse team is preparing for its fourth NCAA tournament appearance in the last five years. The Generals will host Widener on Wednesday. Steve Mason gives us a look at the Generals and their new commander in chief.
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[S-Walls]


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From softball to soft walls. Last week we showed you how the Indianapolis Motor Speedway had installed experimental "Soft Walls" at the track. The Steel and polystyrene reinforced walls are designed to lessen the impact of crashes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]

Robby McGehee became the first driver to test the new SAFER wall that stands for STEEL AND FOAM ENERGY REDUCTION. The feeling is that although McGehee walked away with a limp the wall did its job.
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[S-Vern]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roanoke Express announced today that former center Vern Fiddler has signed a two year contract with the NHL's Nashville Predators. The deal, per year, if Fiddler plays an entire season with Nashville, could earn him 400 thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Past Season; :00]


Fiddler played 44 games for the Express this past season and amassed 27 goals and 28 assists. He was called up to the AHL's Norfolk Admirals for 38 games where he had eight goals and five assists. Vern tied for the Admirals team lead in playoff points with four.
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[anchor=Mike]
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Fiddler's contract is a two way deal with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.

[S-PGA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The PGA Tour is not leaving North Carolina in the springtime, afterall. Just months after announcing that the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic would be moving to the fall, the tour announced today that a brand new PGA event in the will debut in the Tarheel state in May of next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/This Morning; :00]

The Wachovia Championship, as the event will be called, will take place May 5th - 11th at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte - the home of Wachovia. Wachovia and PGA Tour officials made the announcement this morning in downtown Charlotte near Tryon Street. This means the tour will be back in the queen city after a 24 year absence. Also, the tournament will be televised by CBS Sports The event will take place 4 weeks after the Masters and five weeks before the US open. (-------------)