[711-18th-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC-02:05:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]

A mother and son are dead following a fire in Roanoke, and now police are looking for clues to a crime. Police say the fire was intentionally set.
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[VO-NAT - :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The fire broke out just after four yesterday morning in the 100 block of 18th Street in the Hurt Park Housing Development.
Upon arrival, fire officials determined one adult and two children were inside.
A two year old boy died at around 5:30 yesterday evening, and a three year old remains in critical condition at Community Hospital.
Their mother, 25 year old Alice Diane Jackson, was pronounced dead at the scene.
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[SOT 6:42:20]
[IN Q=Alice, she was a good mother]

((ANNETTE CORBETT/VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR: ALICE, SHE WAS A GOOD MOTHER SHE WAS A HARD WORKING SINGLE MOTHER. SHE'S BEEN DIVORCED FROM THE CHILDREN'S FATHER FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS AND SHE WAS TRYING TO GET HER LIFE TOGETHER FOR HER CHILDREN AND HERSELF. SHE MOVED UP HERE TWO TO THREE MONTHS NOW TO BETTER HERSELF AND GET A NEW START.))
[SUPER=01-Annette Corbett/Victim's Neighbor]
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[OUT Q=a new start]
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[VO-NAT - :14+]


Neighbors say police responded to the home Saturday night for a domestic disturbance.
A Police spokesperson would not confirm that or say whether investigators have a suspect.
Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Roanoke City Police.
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[7-11Westover-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-1:04:14]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Another weekend fire in Roanoke sent two people to the hospital, and destroyed their home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


City firefighters were called to the 19-hundred block of Westover drive shortly before dawn Sunday. Two residents were inside when the fire started. A local business owner was working in her store next door ..when she discovered the fire.
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[IN Q=I heard screaming..]
[SUPER=01-Maria Angela/Grandin Gold Closet]
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[OUT Q=left front window]
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[VO-NAT]

One victim is seriously injured. The cause is still under investigation.
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[7-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Governor Mark Warner views the destruction today of flooding in southwest Virginia.
The governor is scheduled to take a helicopter tour of Tazewell and Buchanan counties.
His stops include Hurley, the small mining town hit particularly hard by flood waters.

[45-11Southwest-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=rle/tha]
[TAPE#=02-13 TC-38:13]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Governor Mark Warner plans to tour the flood-damaged areas in southwest Virginia later today .. one day after President Bush declared parts of Virginia and West Virginia federal disaster areas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McDowell Co., WV]

In West Virginia-- McDowell, Mercer, Mingo and Wyoming counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance programs. At least five people have been killed and more than 500 homes and businesses have been damaged. Six people are also still missing.
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.;]

In Virginia-- Buchanan and Tazewell counties are eligible for federal disaster assistance.
At least one man is dead as a result of flooding there .. and another man is still missing.
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[45-11Storm-Cleanup]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-18 TC-16:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The cleanup still has a long way to go in Bedford and Campbell counties, more than a week after a tornado turned homes and lives upside down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The storm registered as high as an F-2 on the Fujita Tornado Scale.
In Bedford County, seven homes had to be condemned, another 58 buildings were damaged.
Eight days later, the cleanup is still a daunting task for many homeowners and businesses.
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[IN Q=About 6 people]

((YOGI BATRA/BUDGET INN: ABOUT SIX PEOPLE STOPPED HERE AND SAID THEY COULD REPAIR THE ROOF BUT START THE WORK IN 2 OR 3 WEEKS. THIS GUY HAPPENED TO BE STANDING HERE AND I SPOKE TO HIM, HE SAYS HE CAN START THE SAME DAY. I SAID LET IT START.))
[SUPER=01-Yogi Batra/Budget Inn]
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[OUT Q=lowest bid too]
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[VO-NAT]


Damage estimates top several million dollars in both Bedford and Campbell Counties.
The Federal Emergency Manangement Administration is still trying to determine whether central Virginia qualifies as a state or federal disaster area.
If that happens, property owners could be eligible for grants or low-interest loans to help rebuild.
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[45-11Hemings-Family]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am-Cut-In]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-17 TC-34:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Descendants of Thomas Jefferson have voted against extending membership to family members of one of his slaves.
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[VO-NAT 99-10 1:44:29]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; ]

In May of 1999- descendants of the Sally Hemings family were invited to a Jefferson family reunion and many were hoping to be accepted by the Monticello Association. But yesterday the group, in a closed meeting, decided not to extend membership to Heming's descendants. The Monticello Association will keep its membership roll restricted to Jefferson's descendants through his daughters Martha and Maria.
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[8-11Parkway-Body]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-10:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A body was found along the Blue Ridge parkway in Roanoke county last night--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A group of friends stopped to take in the view at the Poages Mill overlook and called authorities when they noticed a stranded dog. While waiting for the park service to stop by-- the group was playing Frisbee. When it went down an embankment-- they discovered the body under some debris.
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[SOT 00:29:11 00:28:00]
[IN Q=It was just]
[SUPER=01-Tim Brown; :00]
[SUPER=01-Danielle Eveleth; :15 ]

((TIM BROWN: IT WAS JUST A COMPLETE SURPRISE....SOMETHING I'LL NEVER FORGET. DANIELLE EVELETH: I THOUGH THEY WERE TRICKING ME... I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING.))
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[VO-NAT]

The dog is thought to belong to the victim-- who's identity and cause of death have NOT been released. The F-B-I has been called in to investigate because the body was discovered on federal land.
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[8-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Governor Mark Warner will get to see flooding damage in Southwest Virginia for himself today.
The governor is scheduled to take a helicopter tour of Tazewell and Buchanan counties.
His stops include Hurley, the small mining town hit particularly hard by flood waters.

[8-11Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-15 TC-1:31:05]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Flood victims are getting a helping hand from the American Red Cross.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.]


The agency has set up a disaster relief headquarters in Bluefield Virginia.
It will provide a central location to help victims in Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
Red Cross officials say the work will be daunting and costly.
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[SOT 17:05:05]
[IN Q=We're always in need]

((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'RE ALWAYS IN NEED OF FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OUR COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN PROVIDE GROCERIES, SHELTER, FOOD, CLOTHING, EVERYTHING THAT VICTIMS OF DISASTER MIGHT NEED IS THROUGH VOLUNTARY DONATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross]
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[OUT Q=voluntary donations]
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[VO-NAT]


If you would like to assist the flood victims, you can call your local American Red Cross chapter.
The disaster relief headquarters is now located in the vacant Walmart Store in Bluefield. (------------)