[7-11Fatal-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=jus]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Another teen has died from a head on collision that happened in Rockbridge County Friday night. 17 year old Michael Ray Entsminger of Glasgow died Saturday at U-V-A Medical Center. He was a passenger in a car driven by 16 year old Ashley Elizabeth Hennings of Natural Bridge Station... who also died in the crash. State Police say the accident happened when 25 year old Thomas Edward Turner, the Fourth tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone on Route 130. He is currently in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial. No charges have been filed at this time.

[7-Warner-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


Governor Mark Warner faces a midnight deadline to act on bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year.

Over the weekend, Warner said he would sign a bill requiring proof of citizenship or residency to obtain state driver's licenses.
He also proposed an exception to a bill denying illegal aliens in-state tuition at Virginia public colleges.
The governor has yet to act on several controversial acts that were passed this year.
One would eliminate Virginia's tax on estates, while two others would increase restrictions on women seeking abortions.

[7-11#1-Charter-Buses]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC-1:45:21]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]

Fears for homeland safety during war time does not mean the end of the road for a local bus company.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

Abbott Trailways says it's lost a few student trips to distant locations because of concerns over the war. The owner says they're still busy taking athletic teams to games and various other tour groups around the country. Abbott runs 71-buses in different parts of our region and West Virginia.
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[SOT00:17:00]
[IN Q=Right now ]

((FRED ABBOTT/ABBOTT TRAILWAYS PRESIDENT; RIGHT NOW WE HAVE BUSES IN NEW YORK WE HAVE ONE IN SEATTLE WE HAVE THEM IN NEW ORLEANS HAVE THEM IN FLORIDA SO PEOPLE ARE GOING EVERYWHERE.))
[SUPER=201-Fred Abbott/Abbott Trailways President; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=GOING EVERYWHERE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Like other bus charter companies, Abbott says it's refunding money if a trip is canceled because of the war with Iraq.
Abbott says one major concern among bus companies is the price of gas.
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[7-11Jesus-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC-1:23:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A local group of Christians beleive their prayers have been answered.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month]


Nearly 100- churches have gotten together to bring the Jesus Video Project to the Roanoke Valley.
The goal is to mail this video to every home in Vinton, Roanoke City, and Roanoke County.
After more than a year of fundraising the group finally raised the 300- thousand dollars needed to purchase 100-thousand videos.
It should arrive in mailboxes in the next month or so.
The video tells the life of Jesus according to the gospel of Luke.
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[45-11Rke-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC-15:56]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]


With so many overseas serving our country, it is proving harder to serve and protect here at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


The Roanoke City Sheriff's Department is made up of 247 personnel.
The department has already lost five to the military and the sheriff says he could lose another seven before it's all said and done.
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[SOT 1:35:48]
[IN Q=If I lose those]

((GEORGE McMILLAN/ROANOKE SHERIFF: IF I LOSE THOSE SEVEN GUYS BEFORE I GET MY BASIC SCHOOL GRADUATED THEN I AM AT A CRITICALLY LEVEL. RIGHT NOW, WE'RE AT BARE MINIMUM BUT BEFORE IF I LOSE THOSE SEVEN MORE THEN I WILL BE AT A CRITICAL STAGE AND I'M GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME TOUGH DECISIONS.))
[SUPER=201-George McMillan/Roanoke Sheriff]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=some touch decisions]
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[VO-NAT]


McMillan says one option he may consider is to hire temporary employees.
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[45-11Goodlatte-Reform]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC-19:53]
[GRAPHIC=Goodlatte]


Recently, some doctors have argued that skyrocketing insurance premiums are driving them out of business.
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would put a ceiling on the financial awards made in medical malpractice cases.
According to Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte, there needs to be a cap so that health care remains affordable and available.
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[SOT 14:21:20]
[IN Q=There needs to]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: THERE NEEDS TO BE A REASONABLE LIMITATION SO THAT THE PEOPLE WHO TRULY ARE INJURED AND HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS GET THE HELP THEY NEED, BUT THAT THE COST OF PRACTICING MEDICINE DOESN'T GO SO HIGH THAT IT EITHER PRICES PEOPLE FROM BEING ABLE TO AFFORD A DOCTOR OR THAT THE DOCTOR SIMPLY ISN'T THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=simply isn't there.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The measure now heads to the Senate, where Goodlatte hopes President Bush will make a strong push for its passage.

[45-11Plane-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC-2:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a fairway at Ashley Plantation golf course this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; ]

William Fitzgerald says he was headed back to Fincastle yesterday evening after a day of flying when his single engine plane started having engine problems.
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[SOT-15:58:00]
[IN Q=THE ENGINE STARTED OVERHEATING]

((THE ENGINE STARTED OVERHEATING AND THE NEXT THING WE KNOW THE ENGINE QUIT AND THIS WAS THE CLOSEST FLAT SPOT WITHOUT WIRES IN IT))
[SUPER=01-William Fitzgerald/Pilot]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=WITHOUT WIRES IN IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Fitzgerald says nothing was damaged on the plane and that he and his dog made a safe landing.
State police say they do not know how they will get the plane off the golf course, since it is too wide to take on the road and it is too long to fit on a truck.
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[8-11Fatal-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A head- on collision in Rockbridge County Friday night has claimed the life of another teen. 17 year old Michael Ray Entsminger of Glasgow died Saturday at U-V-A Medical Center. He was a passenger in a car driven by 16 year old Ashley Elizabeth Hennings of Natural Bridge Station... who also died in the crash. State Police say the accident happened when 25 year old Thomas Edward Turner the Fourth tried to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone on Route 130. He is currently in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial. No charges have been filed at this time.

[8-Warner-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Warner]


Governor Mark Warner faces a midnight deadline to act on bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year.
Over the weekend, Warner said he would sign a bill requiring proof of citizenship or residency to obtain state driver's licenses.
He also proposed an exception to a bill denying illegal aliens in-state tuition at Virginia public colleges.
The governor has yet to act on several controversial acts that were passed this year.
One would eliminate Virginia's tax on estates, while two others would increase restrictions on women seeking abortions.

[8-11#1-Charter-Buses]



[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC-1:45:21]
[GRAPHIC=Homefront]

Fears for homeland safety during war time does NOT mean that the brakes have been put on at a local bus company.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke;]

Abbott Trailways says it's lost a few student trips to distant locations because of concerns over the war. The owner says they're still busy taking athletic teams to games and various other tour groups around the country. Abbott runs 71-buses in different parts of our region and West Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT00:17:00]
[IN Q=Right now ]

((FRED ABBOTT/ABBOTT TRAILWAYS PRESIDENT; RIGHT NOW WE HAVE BUSES IN NEW YORK WE HAVE ONE IN SEATTLE WE HAVE THEM IN NEW ORLEANS HAVE THEM IN FLORIDA SO PEOPLE ARE GOING EVERYWHERE.))
[SUPER=201-Fred Abbott/Abbott Trailways President; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=GOING EVERYWHERE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Like other bus charter companies, Abbott says it's refunding money if a trip is canceled because of the war with Iraq.
Abbott says one major concern among bus companies is the price of gas.
(------------)



[8-11Jesus-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC-1:23:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some local Christians have faith that their prayers have been answered.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month]


Nearly 100- churches have gotten together to bring the Jesus Video Project to the Roanoke Valley.
The goal is to mail this video to every home in Vinton, Roanoke City, and Roanoke County.
After more than a year of fundraising the group finally raised the 300- thousand dollars needed to purchase 100-thousand videos.
It should arrive in mailboxes in the next month or so. (------------) The video tells the life of Jesus according to the gospel of Luke.