[7-Police-Chase]

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Two people were injured when a Roanoke police chase ended in an accident.
Yesterday's pursuit began after undercover officers attempted to make a drug bust.
But investigators say the suspect fled instead, resulting the accident that injured the suspect and another driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The chase began at the corner of 21st Street and Moorman Avenue just after five o'clock yesterday afternoon.
It ended four blocks away at the intersection of 19th Street and Orange Avenue.
Officers say that is where the driver 42 year Christopher Powell ran a red light and crashed into a Chrysler New Yorker.
This is the fifth police chase in Roanoke since last April that resulted in an accident.
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[SOT 7:57:57]
[IN Q=At this point]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: AT THIS POINT, WE WILL CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT, INVESTIGATING THE PURSUIT LIKE WE DO ALL OUR PURSUITS AND INVESTIGATE THE TRAFFIC CRASH LIKE WE DO ALL TRAFFIC CRASHES. REPORTER: AND WHEN YOU SAY INVESTIGATE YOU WILL SEE WHETHER YOU GUYS WERE IN THE WRONG OR IF YOU GUYS WERE IN THE RIGHT? WE INVESTIGATE PURSUITS, EVERY PURSUIT WE HAVE WE DO AN INVESTIGATION.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=to do an investigation]
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[VO-NAT]


A marked and an unmarked police vehicle were involved in the chase.
But investigators declined to say how fast officers were going when the crash happened.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The suspect Christopher Powell is in jail charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, felony evading police, and three counts of attempted capital murder on police officers.
The driver of the other vehicle has been identified as 67 year old Clifton Jones of Northwest Roanoke.
He is listed in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[7-11Gas-Leak]


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Salem had a smelly problem last night, when a natural gas line burst.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Authorities say over-pressurization at the J-M Mason substation on Lakeside Circle created the leak and a lot of noise.
The incident happened around 10:30 last night.
Because of the wind, the gas could be smelled miles away.
The line was shut off quickly and no homes were evacuated.
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[7-11Almaliki]


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An immigrant living in Roanoke who was accused of illegally sending money to Iraq- has pleaded NOT guilty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 27]


Malik Almaliki is one of 12 men indicted on charges of violating a trade embargo by sending cash and goods to Iraq.

Federal investigators in Seattle have described the scheme as a 12 million dollar money laundering operation.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Investigators have NOT presented evidence that the money was used to support terrorism or the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

[45-11Warner]


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Governor Warner is pledging help for communities, like Roanoke and Roanoke County, that want to create a regional water authority.
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Water conservation was one of the issues discussed by the Governor as he stopped in Roanoke on a swing through the Commonwealth yesterday.
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[SOT 10:16-10:38 on GOV. BITES tape]
[IN Q=.What I think localities have been concerned about..]

((GOV. MARK WARNER; WHAT I THINK LOCALITIES HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT IS THAT THE STATE'S GONNA COME IN AND MANDATE. NO. WHAT WE WANNA DO IS WHATEVER TECHNICAL RESOURCES, WHATEVER ASSETS WE CAN BRING TO THE TABLE TO HELP CONOVENE THESE REGIONAL WATER PLANS. YOU GOTTA HAVE PLANS IN PLACE IN 18 MONTHS. YOU'VE GOTTA HAVE A DRAFT.))
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[OUT Q=You've gotta have a draft.]
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[VO NAT :13] The Governor also said, even if legislators allow him to use about 6-million dollars of a national settlement with Wall Street Banks to fund the re-opening of twelve DMV offices, the solution would be temporary.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=DMV Reopening]

He says the money would pay for restored D-M-V operations only until June 20-04. He also says he isn't sure how complete services would be at offices in Rocky Mount and Bedford.

[45-11Draft]


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If some Democratic lawmakers have their way, a war with Iraq could mean the return of the draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The military draft ended 30-years ago, but, this week, a bill was introduced to Congress to reinstate it.
Unlike before, though, men AND women would be eligible...including those attending college.
The idea is getting mixed reaction from students in our area.
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[IN Q=MY FAMILY HISTORY]

((CRAIG GRANDFIELD:MY FAMILY HISTORY...DAD, GRANDPA, GREAT-GRANDPA, ALL IN THE MILITARY. SO, I GUESS I SHOULD BUT IF THEY MAKE ME I'LL GO, BUT, I DON'T REALLY WANT TO 32:37)) ((LISA KRAKOVER: I GUESS RIGHT NOW WITH THE TIME OF WAR I GUESS WHATEVER'S NEEDED TO BE DONE IS NEEDED TO BE DONE. I MEAN IT'S OUR COUNTRY. WE NEED TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO KEEP PRESERVING IT 34:18))
[SUPER=01-Craig Grandfield/Radford University Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Krakover/Radford University Sophomore; :13]
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[VO-NAT]


Democratic supporters of the draft say they believe it is necessary to have equal representation for our soldiers in war.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld rejects the idea, saying it would be costly...and there isn't a need for it.
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[8-Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Two people were injured in a Roanoke police chase yesterday, that ended in an accident.
It began after undercover officers attempted to make a drug bust.
But investigators say the suspect fled instead, and struck another car injuring himself and the other driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The chase began at the corner of 21st Street and Moorman Avenue just after five o'clock yesterday afternoon.
It ended four blocks away at the intersection of 19th Street and Orange Avenue.
Officers say that is where the driver 42 year Christopher Powell ran a red light and crashed into a Chrysler New Yorker.
This is the fifth police chase in Roanoke since last April that resulted in an accident.
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[SOT 7:57:57]
[IN Q=At this point]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: AT THIS POINT, WE WILL CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT, INVESTIGATING THE PURSUIT LIKE WE DO ALL OUR PURSUITS AND INVESTIGATE THE TRAFFIC CRASH LIKE WE DO ALL TRAFFIC CRASHES. REPORTER: AND WHEN YOU SAY INVESTIGATE YOU WILL SEE WHETHER YOU GUYS WERE IN THE WRONG OR IF YOU GUYS WERE IN THE RIGHT? WE INVESTIGATE PURSUITS, EVERY PURSUIT WE HAVE WE DO AN INVESTIGATION.))
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=to do an investigation]
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[VO-NAT]


A marked and an unmarked police vehicle were involved in the chase.
But investigators declined to say how fast officers were going when the crash happened.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


The suspect Christopher Powell is in jail charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, felony evading police, and three counts of attempted capital murder on police officers.
The driver of the other vehicle has been identified as 67 year old Clifton Jones of Northwest Roanoke.
He is listed in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

[8-11Coleman]


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A win on the original "Star Search" show, was a career launcher for a Roanoke native. Now, over 15 years later, his musical career is still going.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Virginia Coleman says her son is living in Los Angeles working as a performer.
[SUPER=04-1985;]

Durrell won Star Search's male vocalist of the year in 19-85. He made a record not long after, and toured with various groups over the years.
Today he performs with a 12-piece band at corporate functions and wedding receptions.
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[IN Q=STAR SEARCH]

((VIRGINIA COLEMAN/MOTHER; STAR SEARCH FOR HIM WAS HE BEGINNING I WOULD SAY OF HIS MUSICAL REAL SERIOUS CAREER BECAUSE OF THE EXPOSURE, THE EXPOSURE HE GOT FROM STAR SEARCH YOU KNOW I MEAN HE GOT TO GO HE GOT A RECORD DEAL THAT DIDN'T GO AS WELL AS HE WOULD HAVE LIKED IT BUT THEN HE GOT TO GO TOUR.))
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[OUT Q=TO GO TOUR.]
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[VO-NAT]

Virginia says people in our region still ask about Durrell and his career. Durrell says the show changed his life, taking him from being a nurse's aide to a full-time singer overnight. (------------)