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A fatal thunderstorm in Roanoke - -high winds knock down large trees and claim the life of a Troutville woman.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the story behind the shooting at Advance headquarters.

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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Tonight on New 7 Sports - a name change for a big race in Charlotte. Safety is still the focus on the track,
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[VO-NAT]

and the Avs return home tonight with Brad Hawpe leading the way. He's the Carolina League player of the week two weeks in a row.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


More heavy rain for our viewing area then a cold front brings a big temperature change for Tuesday. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 15:10:50]
[IN Q=If the wind]

((IF THE WIND WAS COMING, WE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO STAKE THE TENTS DOWN ANYWAY TO KEEP THEM FROM BLOWING AWAY. BUT WE NEVER THOUGHT A TREE WOULD FALL ON US.))
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[OUT Q=tree would fall on us.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Forty- to- 50- mile an hour winds topple a tree on the north bank of the Roanoke River.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

One woman is dead, two other workers injured.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Storm-Death ]
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[WRITER=khu]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The storm hit the area- -not without warning and became intense.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The fatality was a fluke of nature. One of those things no one could predict.
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[IN Q=A crew from]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Steve Williams/Caterer; :19]
[SUPER=01-Travis DeWeese/Aztec Rental Worker; ]
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[OUT Q=Roanoke Rescue Mission.]

(( A crew from Aztec Rental was setting up tents for Carilion's Employee Appreciation Day beside Victory Stadium. They were expecting 45-hundred people for the event tomorrow. The same catering company was serving lunch to Carilion workers in Radford when the line of storms hit the New River Valley. The caterer was on the phone to his son.
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[SOT 8:26:30]
[IN Q=And I was]

((AND I WAS WARNING HIM. THIS STORM IS PROBABLY COMING DEAD AT YOU. HOW HARD IT WAS RAINING. HE SAID, "OH, MY GOD, THERE ARE PEOPLE UNDER THAT TENT AND A TREE JUST FELL ON IT.")) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=just fell on it.]

The 80-foot sycamore was rooted in the soft soil of the Roanoke River bank. It was no match for the high winds that also littered Wiley Drive with trees. At first, the rental company crew literally didn't know what hit them, how bad the damage was... or even that one of their occasional helpers had been struck and killed by the falling tree.
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[IN Q=Bill was my]

((ANGELIQUE, SHE WAS ONE OF OUR GUY'S WIFE. SHE HELPED US EVERY NOW AND THEN. I DIDN'T WORK WITH HER EVERY DAY.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=with her every day.]

Twenty-one year old Angelique Baker of Troutville was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband was not physically injured. William Brown, Junior of Salem and Warren McCormick of Roanoke were not gravely hurt. Because of Baker's death, Carilion called off tomorrow's event. A spokesman said Carilion will donate the perishable food to the Roanoke Rescue Mission.))
[Advance-Shooting]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The woman who shot a former co-worker at Advance Auto on Friday and then killed herself had apparently been fired earlier in the week. The man she shot was her immediate supervisor.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Today, Roanoke County Police and company officials provided more details about the incident.
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And Joe Dashiell spoke with relatives of Trevious (TREE-vee-us) Baldwin, who are now trying to make sense of something they say was uncharacteristic of the person they knew.
[LIVE= JoeD /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]


Keith and Shannon, details have been slow to emerge, as police attempted to locate Baldwin's next of kin...
Family members have arrived in western Virginia from their home in Michigan, and say they had no indication that anything was wrong.
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[SUPER=01-Jackie Baldwin/Trevious Baldwin's Sister; :08]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :31]
[SUPER=01-Todd Jeffries/Trevious Baldwin's Fiance; :43]
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[OUT Q=felt like her life was content to me.]
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[IN Q=The family]

((JACKIE BALDWIN: THE FAMILY ALL OF US ARE SAYING THAT WE DIDN'T GET A SIGN. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WHEN WE GOT THE PHONE CALL THAT SHE WAS DEAD, WE JUST COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY. AND WE DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS TERMINATED. SHE DIDN'T TELL US. SHE DIDN'T CALL US OR WE COULD HAVE REASONED WITH HER.))
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[OUT Q=could have reasoned with her.]


36- year- old Trevious Baldwin was born and raised in Detroit, and had worked in eastern Virginia before coming to the Roanoke Valley. She worked with computers and was employed in the Information Technology Department at Advance Auto from June 26th, 2000 until Tuesday.
Baldwin's family last spoke with her the day before she was fired. It was her birthday, and they say she was happy, and proud of the Bedford County home she had recently purchased.
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[IN Q=She was the type of person]

((TODD JEFFRIES/TREVIOUS BALDWIN'S FIANCE: SHE WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT JUST LOVED TO BE OUTDOORS. SHE LOVED PRETTY THINGS. AND SHE FOUGHT TO WORK HER WAY UP TO WHERE SHE WANTED TO BE. AND I FELT LIKE HER LIFE WAS CONTENT TO ME.))
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[OUT Q=and I felt like her life was content to me.]))
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[LIVE= Shannon/FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


Family members and Baldwin's fiance believe she was stressed out over her termination and the prospect of losing her home... but they are quick to say that doesn't justify Friday's shooting.
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Keith and Shannon, her former supervisor is recovering from his injuries and may be released from the hospital later this week. Police and company officials have declined to identify him.

[D'ville-Shooting]


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Three Danville police officers are on paid leave for their involvement in the shooting of a man who allegedly took his girlfriend hostage early Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police were called to 537 1/2 North Main Street around 9:30 Friday evening for a report of a hostage situation.
After a three and a half hour standoff, the Emergency Response Team entered the apartment and shot 67- year- old Rennie Hunt.
Chief Neal Morris says the tactical team went in because it was believed the hostage was in danger.
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[SOT 16:36:58]
[IN Q=In a hypothetical]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IN A HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE SOME SORT OF ATTACK THAT WOULD CAUSE THE OFFICERS TO FEAR THAT THEY WERE IN JEOPARDY OF LOSING THEIR LIFE OR RECEIVING A SERIOUS INJURY. IT COULD BE THE POLICE OFFICERS OR THE CITIZEN.))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=or the citizen.]
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[VO-NAT]


The three officers involved are Michael Gerald Ford, Virgil T. Brown and Dennis Haley.
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Haley is the officer who was shot by a suspect while executing a drug-related search warrant in 1996.
State police are investigating Saturday's shooting and should issue their findings within a week.
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[City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Roanoke City Council approved its 2002-2003 budget today.
In it are a number of rate hikes implemented to balance the projected shortfall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The budget does provide money to replace vacant firefighter positions.
Still, the President of Roanoke's Firefighter's Association reminded council that the city is still 30 positions below national standards.
He's encouraging council to work toward hiring that many.
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[IN Q=Your decision in this]

((RODNEY JORDAN/FIREFIGHTER'S ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT: YOUR DECISION IN THIS ISSUE MAY SAVE A LIFE, IT COULD HAVE ALREADY SAVED A LIFE. THIS IS NOT MY OPINION, BUT THE CONCLUSION OF SEVERAL STUDIES OF THE FIRE SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Rodney Jordan/Firefighter's Association President]
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[OUT Q=fire service.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Mayor Ralph Smith and Councilman Alvin Hudson cast the only no votes today, once concerning an increase on admissions tax and once about a zoning fee hike.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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A Franklin County couple is accused of keeping their three-year old daughter in a cage.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And some area elementary school students put peace and patriotism into a work of art.
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[Franklin-Abuse]
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A Rocky Mount couple is charged with keeping their 3-year-old daughter caged in her bunk bed.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Franklin County sheriff's deputies say they found the girl and her 6-year-old sister living in squalid conditions at this Rocky Mount mobile home.
Charles William Yopp and his wife, Rose, are charged with felony child neglect.
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[IN Q=There was]

((HEATHER FERGUSON/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THERE WAS A CLOSET DOOR BOLTED, SO SHE COULD NOT GET OUT WITHOUT SOMEONE FIRST UNLOCKING THAT BOLT. THERE WAS FECES ON THE FLOOR, THE BATHROOM DID NOT HAVE A WORKING TOILET. THE BATHTUB WAS FILTHY. THE GENERAL CONDITIONS OF THE HOME WERE ABSOLUTELY JUST ABYSMAL.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Ferguson/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=just abysmal.]
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Prosecutors say the girl was unable to walk for a while after she was released from the bunk bed. They also say she can not talk.
Both children are staying with relatives.
Rose Yopp told News-7 that she misses her kids and did not abuse them.
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[Eavesdropping]


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Prosecutors will likely ask tomorrow morning that state wiretapping charges be dropped against GOP official Ed Matricardi.
That may clear the way to charge Matricardi with federal crimes.
Meanwhile, it's business as usual in Richmond.
Lawmakers say the eavesdropping probe is NOT disrupting their work.
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[IN Q=WE'RE CONTINUING TO DO THOSE]

((HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER MORGAN GRIFFITH: WE'RE CONTINUING TO DO THOSE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE AND LIKE ANY OTHER WORKPLACE SCUTTLEBUTT, IT'S OUT THERE SOMEWHERE BUT IT'S NOT STOPPING US FROM DOING THE JOB WE WERE HIRED BY THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA TO DO.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Matricardi, was indicted last month on charges of eavesdropping on Democratic conference calls.
Larry Framme, Chair of the state's Democratic party, said today his organization will continue having conference calls but admits they will be "more careful."
Meanwhile, the chair of Virginia's Republican Party said today that the controversy has not hurt its fundraising and that Republicans are feeling good about this fall's elections.
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[Danville-Bus]


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A Danville school bus driver has been suspended without pay after she fell out of the school bus she was driving last Friday.
School officials say the driver, Kim Ingram, was picking up students Friday morning when the door to the bus swung open as she was making a turn.
Ingram apparently leaned over to close the door and that's when she fell out.
The bus... with 16 students on board... kept going and rolled into a resident's yard before coming to a stop near a creek.
Ingram was treated and released. None of the students was injured.
Police charged Ingram with failing to wear a seatbelt and failure to maintain proper control of her vehicle.

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You'd better "click it" or you'll get a ticket.. that's the message Lynchburg police are sending the city's teenagers for the next few weeks.
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To help drive the point home, police "pallbearers" delivered a coffin to E.C. Glass High School this morning.
Student leaders filled the casket with seat belt and safe driving literature.. along with a mirror to help students picture themselves inside.
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[IN Q=We just want]

((NICK HANNEMAN/E.C. GLASS SENIOR: WE JUST WANT THEM TO BE SAFE. THE FATALITIES ARE UP AMONG TEENS, 16 TO 18, THAT'S THE MOST DANGEROUS GROUP RIGHT NOW AND THAT'S PEOPLE AT OUR HIGH SCHOOL, THE DRIVERS HERE SO WE WANT THEM TO REALLY BE SAFE. SO I THINK PUTTING IN A COFFIN AND SAYING 'DON'T LET THIS BE YOU', IT'S GOING TO REALLY GET THE MESSAGE HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Nick Hanneman/E. C. Glass Senior]
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[OUT Q=get the message home.]
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Lynchburg police will conduct several radar and traffic safety checkpoints around the city's two high schools over the next several weeks.
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[Stocks]


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Stock started the trading week with a rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 170 points.
NASDAQ gained 52.
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[Science-Fair]
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At 16, he's a computer-wiz.... now this local student is competing for an international title in Kentucky.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


(Ira) Arya (Irun-menish) Iranmanesh is a student at the Governor's School.
He's competing all this week at Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair.
He designed a collision detection program on his father's laptop.
Now, he could win up to 10-thousand dollars and an all-expense paid trip to Sweden to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He just let me]

((ARYA IRANMANESH/FAIR PARTICIPANT: HE JUST LET ME PLAY WITH IT AND TAKE IT APART, PLAY GAMES ON IT SINCE IT WAS SUCH AN EARLY AGE, I JUST STARTED TO GET INTO IT AND IT WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE GAMES AND WANTED TO WORK WITH IT MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Arya Iranmanesh/Fair Participant]
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[OUT Q=it more.]
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Iranmanesh is competing against 12-hundred other students from around the world.
He should know the results on Thursday.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, the Salem Avalanche is back home red hot and ready to open up a seven game home stand.
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And after a weekend off - the NASCAR circuit is getting ready for what promises to be two eventful weeks at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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[S-Avs]


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The Salem Avalanche has won five straight games, the team's longest winning streak of the season. Tonight the club returns home to open up a seven game home stand at Salem Memorial. Brad Hawpe was named the Carolina League's player of the week this afternoon - and his red hot play of late is one of several topics Steve Mason addresses tonight with team manager Stu Cole.
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[SUPER=01-Stu Cole/Avalanche Manager; :26]
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[OUT Q=...back to you in the studio."]
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[S-Coke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116]
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After a weekend off the Winston Cup cars return to Charlotte this week for the Winston all-star race on Saturday night. Then on Memorial Day weekend, the Coca-Cola 600 is on tap at the Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00]

Only it's not the Coke 600 any longer. Today, track officials announced that the official name of the longest race on the circuit is now the Coca-Cola Racing Family 600. This is a one time only change, but still could be please go back to the simple days of the World 600 at Charlotte.
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[S-Safety]


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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!]
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[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last May; :00]

The two week stretch of action at the Lowe's Motor Speedway always manages to produce plenty of excitement and a few anxious moments. But engineers say without the drivers' cooperation the current advancements in safety would not be possible.
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[IN Q=IN THE SAFETY...]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Gideon/General Motors Safety Engineer; :00]
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[OUT Q=...PASSENGER CARS."]
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If you're one of those folks who still thinks these head and neck restraints are a waste of time - take a look at this sled test slowed down so you can see the stress that is put on the head and neck in the crash.
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[Horn-Mural]
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[WRITER=kar]
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Some area students are working on a commemorative mural for the 9-11 tragedy.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Fifth graders from Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton have been working on the piece of art for the past five months.
With the help of local artist Judith Damon, the red, white and blue mural displays peace and patriotism.
The final touch, a homemade dove, will complete the mural.
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