[7-AM-C'Burg-Spill]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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Haz-Mat crews were called to clean up a chemical spill in Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


A truck loaded with calcium chloride overturned just before 11:00 last night.
The accident happened near the intersection of Peppers Ferry and Jenelle Roads.
At least one person has been taken to the hospital.
There's no word on the severity of that person's injuries.
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[7-11Alleghany-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A fatal accident in Alleghany County has killed a man from Clifton Forge.
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[TAKE MAP FULL]
State Police say David Howard Higgins' vehicle went off the road on a curve, hit a guardrail and then crossed back over the road before stopping.
The crash happened at about 8 -15 yesterday morning on Route 269.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Higgins died at Alleghany Regional Hospital.

[7-11Giles-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

There was another deadly accident in Giles County last night.
State troopers say the driver of a pickup truck lost control on Route 460 near the Ripplemead Bridge.
The pickup ran into the median, flipped into the opposite lanes and brushed another car.
The driver of the pickup was killed.
His identity is not being released until next of kin can be notified.
No one in the other vehicle was injured.

[7-11Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=03-19 TC33:42]
[GRAPHIC=Death Sentence]

A Pittsylvania County woman convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson is headed to death row.
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[VO-NAT]


A judge sentenced 33-year old Teresa Lewis to death yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./October 30]


The judge called the crime cold, noting that Lewis phoned 9-1-1 from a bathtub while her husband was gunned down in the couple's mobile home.
One of two co-defendants in the case, Rodney Fuller of Danville, is already serving life in prison for his role in the shooting.
The other suspect, Matthew Shallenberger of Danville, goes to trial next month.
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[7-11E-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC39:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There has been a decrease in the number of jets flying in and out of Roanoke Regional Airport this month.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials say U-S Airways Express has replaced its jet service with prop planes. Other carriers are still flying jets. Airport officials say the number of U-S Airways flights and destinations remains the same, but that the airline is moving around its fleet and resources.
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[SOT 19:13:54]
[IN Q=hopefully]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON; HOPEFULLY SINCE US AIRWAYS IS PURCHASING MORE AND MORE REGIONAL JETS RIGHT NOW HOPEFULLY WE'LL GETTING THOSE BACK IN THE COMING MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=coming months.]
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[VO-NAT]

Something brand new at the airport are self-service kiosks. The Northwest and U-S Airways Express machines enable passengers to check in quickly and avoid the hassle of long lines. Kiosks have been in larger airports for some time, but are just now being placed at lower volume locations like Roanoke.
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[45-11Waddell]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a Roanoke man.
30 year old Richard Jason Waddell died on April 4th after an altercation with his stepfather.
The Roanoke Police Department and Medical Examiner's office say Waddell died from an accidental overdose of medication, not foul play.

[45-11Warner-SOLs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The state is stepping in to help thousands of Virginia high school students in danger of not graduating because of low Standards of Learning test scores.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner announced a series of pilot programs designed to help struggling students get their diplomas.
Students graduating next year are the first class required to meet the stricter standards.
So the state is offering summer school and online courses to those students who have not yet passed the tests.
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[SOT 12:53:23]
[IN Q=IF WE'RE GOING TO HONOR]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IF WE'RE GOING TO HONOR THAT COMMITMENT THAT EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED WE'VE GOT TO HAVE IN PLACE THE REMEDIATION EFFORTS AND THAT EXTRA ASSISTANCE TO THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING TO NEED THE EXTRA HELP TO PASS THE SOLS.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=PASS THE SOLS.]
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[VO-NAT]


The pilot project is expected to cost 400-thousand dollars and will be funded by the federal government.
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[45-11Shepard-Ware]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2003]


Democrats will choose their nominee in the 11th House District next week. That's the seat now held by Delegate Chip Woodrum.
And because there is no Republican opposition yet, the June 10th primary may well decide who heads to Richmond in January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


With a week to go, Brian Shepard was outside Community Hospital holding a news conference on affordable health care.
Onzlee Ware was in his office working the phones.
And both men said they were confident they have connected with the voters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WE have an important]

((BRIAN SHEPARD/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT DECISION THAT'S ONLY A WEEK AWAY, AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR CANDIDATES STAND AND WHAT THEY'LL DO IF THEY'RE ELECTED.)) ((ONZLEE WARE/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR OLD-FASHIONED POLITICING AND THAT'S DOOR-TO DOOR SHAKING HANDS AND TALKING TO FOLK, AND THAT'S WHAT MY CAMPAIGN HAS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Shepard/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :08]
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[OUT Q=that's what my campaign has done.]
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[VO-NAT]


Shepard currently leads on the fundraising front, but the latest campaign finance report indicates that both candidates have each raised more than 40- thousand dollars.
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[8-AM-C'Burg-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Haz-Mat crews were called to clean up a chemical spill in Christiansburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


A truck loaded with calcium chloride overturned just before 11:00 last night.
The accident happened near the intersection of Peppers Ferry and Jenelle Roads.
At least one person has been taken to the hospital.
There's no word on the severity of that person's injuries.
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[8-11Alleghany-Fatal]


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

A Clifton Forge man has died in a traffic accident in Alleghany County.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
State Police say David Howard Higgins' vehicle went off the road on a curve, hit a guardrail and then crossed back over the road before stopping.
The crash happened at about 8 -15 yesterday morning on Route 269.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Higgins died at Alleghany Regional Hospital.

[8-11Giles-Fatal]


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


Meanwhile, another man was killed in an accident last night in Giles County.
State troopers say the driver of a pickup truck lost control on Route 460 near the Ripplemead Bridge.
The pickup ran into the median, flipped into the opposite lanes and brushed another car.
The driver of the pickup was killed.
His identity is not being released until next of kin can be notified.
No one in the other vehicle was injured.

[8-National-Guard]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A ceremony's scheduled today to honor a Roanoke-based National Guard infantry unit that has been called to active duty. The unit heads out tomorrow in support of Operation Noble Eagle.
It's the country's Homeland Security response to the 9-11 attacks. The men and women expect to be away from home for a year. They're members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry.
They'll train at Fort Dix, New Jersey before beginning their mission.



[8-11E-Tickets]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC39:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There has been a decrease in the number of jets flying in and out of Roanoke Regional Airport this month.
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[VO-NAT :17]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Officials say U-S Airways Express has replaced its jet service with prop planes. Other carriers are still flying jets. Airport officials say the number of U-S Airways flights and destinations remains the same, but that the airline is moving around its fleet and resources.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:13:54]
[IN Q=hopefully]

((AMANDA DEHAVEN/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON; HOPEFULLY SINCE US AIRWAYS IS PURCHASING MORE AND MORE REGIONAL JETS RIGHT NOW HOPEFULLY WE'LL GETTING THOSE BACK IN THE COMING MONTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Amanda DeHaven/Roanoke Regional Airport Spokesperson;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=coming months.]
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[VO-NAT]

Something brand new at the airport are self-service kiosks. The Northwest and U-S Airways Express machines enable passengers to check in quickly and avoid the hassle of long lines. Kiosks have been in larger airports for some time, but are just now being placed at lower volume locations like Roanoke. (------------)