[7-11-220-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC25:16]
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An accident in Roanoke County left a young woman dead and shut down Route 220 for nearly forty five minutes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The accident happened on Route 220 near Starlight Lane around 9:10 last night.
Officers say a car headed northbound lost control and crossed the median, striking two vehicles heading southbound.

Four people were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
19 year old Tamika Helms, a passenger in one of the southbound vehicles, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The accident is under investigation.


[7-Walton]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Percy Walton]


The attorney for Percy Walton describes the condemend killer as ``severely mentally ill.''
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Walton is on death row for robbing and killing three neighbors in Danville back in 1996.
An April 30th mental health evaluation by the Department of Corrections found that Walton ``appears to be'' severely mentally retarded.''
But, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said the previous testing by Walton's own experts found he was NOT retarded.
Walton is scheduled to in the electric chair next Wednesday.
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[7-Drivers-License]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=DMV]


Beginning today, it will be tougher to get a Virginia Drivers License. Applicants will now have to show the Department of Motor Vehicles a postmarked piece of mail to prove state residency. The new requirement is to ensure the security of state identifications.
Applicants must also provide proof of residency in the form of a utility bill or something similar, two proofs of identity and proof of a social security number.

[7-11Satellite-tv]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:17:58]
[GRAPHIC=Satellite TV]

Your Hometown Station will soon be seen on satellite.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Dish Network and Direct-TV will be providing local channels to satellite customers within a matter of days. Chip Garst uses satellite in his Roanoke County home because cable service is not provided here. He says he rigged up an antenna just to get some locals, but is glad it will now be available.
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[SOT 00:02:25 // 00:26:41]
[IN Q=WELL IT]

((CHIP GARST/SATELLITE CUSTOMER; WELL IT TICKLES US TO DEATH CAUSE WE WATCH LOCAL CHANNELS A LOT.)) ((BILL GIBSON/MASTER TV; I STILL THINK WE'LL SELL AN AWFUL LOT OF SATELLITES BUT I THINK CABLE WILL SURVIVE AND DO GOOD WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Garst/Satellite Customer; :00 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Bill Gibson/Master TV; :07]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=DO GOOD WORK.]
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[VO-NAT]

Businesses that sell the dish systems expect sales to boom. Gibson says other Virginia cities like Richmond and Norfolk doubled, if not tripled, their satellite subscribers once local channels were provided.
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[45-11M'Ville-Bus]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Martinsville police have issued an arrest warrant for a teenager they believe shot a school bus with a BB gun.
They're looking for 18 year old DeKey Trevor Penn of Martinsville.
Neither the bus driver nor the lone student on board was hurt in the May 14th incident.

[45-Doobie-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park Venue Change]


The Doobie Brothers will not perform at Victory Stadium. Instead, Festival in the Park is moving the event inside the Roanoke Civic Center because of the rainy forecast.
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[SOT 6:43:50]
[IN Q=We had to make a decision]

[Stu already supered]
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[OUT Q=Victory Stadium got flooded.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Israel says you will need to arrive early. Only the first 10 thousand 5 hundred people will be allowed inside the Civic Center. Effective immediatley, festival buttons can only be purchased at the civic center box office until after the concert.

[45-11Dublin-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-10 TC1:37:00]
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As two Dublin Middle School students found out, sometimes just saying NO, isn't enough.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Ashlyn Shrewsbury and Rita Gravley were suspended when they threw away some prescription pills a friend had given them in school. Officials say the girls never reported the incident to anyone at the school, which violates school policy.
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[SOT 2200]
[IN Q=THE WAY]

((2200 RITA GRAVLEY: THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT WE'RE STILL GETTING PUNISHED FOR SAYING NO TO DRUGS 2205 ASHLYN SHREWSBURY: FOR SOMETHING WE DIDN'T DO. IT'S LIKE IN THE DARE PROGRAM THEY TEACH YOU TO SAY NO, TO TELL AN ADULT AND WE DID. WE DIDN'T TELL THE SCHOOL BUT WE TOLD OUR PARENTS. WE FELT THAT WE COULD TRUST THEM.))
[SUPER=07-Rita Gravley; :00]
[SUPER=07-Ashlyn Shrewsbury; :05]
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[OUT Q=COULD TRUST THEM]
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[VO-NAT]

After appealing the school's decision, the girls' suspension was reduced from ten-days at home, to three days in school suspension. As for the student who gave them the pills, she now faces long-term suspension.
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[45-11Galax-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-20 TC28:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A country radio station in Galax is working hard to get back on the air.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax]


Three weeks ago, lightning struck the 100-thousand watt antenna for W-B-R-F.
The classic country station has since been running only 11-hundred watts of power.
Listeners who turn to "98 point one" now usually just hear static.
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[SOT 18:49:01; 18:49:15]
[IN Q=This is a very rare]

(( JOHN MULLINS/CHIEF ENGINEER; THIS IS A VERY RARE PROBLEM. THIS RIGHT HERE ONLY HAPPENS ONCE IN A BLUE MOON.)) (( RAY BASS/OPERATIONS MANAGER; IT HAS CAUSED US TO HAVE TO GO TO AUXILARY POWER WHICH WE ARE BROADCASTING AT A VERY LOW WATTAGE AND THAT CUTS DOWN THE COVERAGE AREA TREMENDOUSLY FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-John Mullins/Chief Engineer; :02]
[SUPER=01-Ray Bass/Operations Manager; :09]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=tremendously for us]
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[VO-NAT]


Blue Ridge Country 98 hopes to be running at full power again within the next two to three weeks.
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[8-Doobie-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park Venue Change]


The Doobie Brothers will not perform at Victory Stadium. Instead, Festival in the Park is moving the event inside the Roanoke Civic Center because of the rainy forecast.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 6:43:50]
[IN Q=We had to make a decision]

[Stu already supered]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Victory Stadium got flooded.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Israel says you will need to arrive early. Only the first 10 thousand 5 hundred people will be allowed inside the Civic Center. Effective immediatley, festival buttons can only be purchased at the civic center box office until after the concert.

[8-11-220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC25:16]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident in Roanoke County left a young woman dead and shut down Route 220 for nearly forty five minutes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The accident happened on Route 220 near Starlight Lane around 9:10 last night.
Officers say a car headed northbound lost control and crossed the median, striking two vehicles heading southbound.

Four people were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
19 year old Tamika Helms, a passenger in one of the southbound vehicles, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The accident is under investigation.

[8-11Franklin-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]

Franklin county will soon have dozens of new jobs. Lincoln Consulting will open an office in Rocky Mount this summer. The Fortune 500 management consulting company is based in Warrenton. Officials say employees at the location will contact major corporations about Lincoln's consulting team.

[8-11Satellite-tv]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-11 TC1:17:58]
[GRAPHIC=Satellite TV]

Your Hometown Station will soon be available on satellite.
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[VO-NAT :18.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Dish Network and Direct-TV will be providing local channels to satellite customers within a matter of days. Chip Garst uses satellite in his Roanoke County home because cable service is not provided here. He says he rigged up an antenna just to get some locals, but is glad it will now be available.
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[SOT 00:02:25 // 00:26:41]
[IN Q=WELL IT]

((CHIP GARST/SATELLITE CUSTOMER; WELL IT TICKLES US TO DEATH CAUSE WE WATCH LOCAL CHANNELS A LOT.)) ((BILL GIBSON/MASTER TV; I STILL THINK WE'LL SELL AN AWFUL LOT OF SATELLITES BUT I THINK CABLE WILL SURVIVE AND DO GOOD WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Chip Garst/Satellite Customer; :00 VERY QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Bill Gibson/Master TV; :07]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=DO GOOD WORK.]
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[VO-NAT]

Businesses that sell the dish systems expect sales to boom. Gibson says other Virginia cities like Richmond and Norfolk doubled, if not tripled, their satellite subscribers once local channels were provided.
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