[Missing-Children]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net B]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


The search resumes this morning for two children who became missing after floodwaters rushed through their home in Buchanan County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan Co.;]


Authorities say 4- year- old Kayley Runyon and 2- year- old Christian Runyon are missing after a dam that WAS holding back the swollen Laurel Branch Creek gave way yesterday afternoon.
The children's parents told searchers the family was inside their home when the water washed the trailer down the hill, and swept the children right out of their arms.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When the water hit]
[SUPER=01-April Hodges/Flood Victim;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=lost them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hodges is one of dozens of people left homeless after the flood.
The waters swept away everything in its path-- trailers, trees, cars and telephone poles.
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[11Giles-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC08:44]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

Governor Mark Warner has declared a state of emergency for several areas in the wake of this week's flooding. The declaration covers Tazewell, Smyth, Bland, Rockbridge, Pulaski, Giles, and Buchanan. It includes the cities of Galax and Radford.
Meanwhile, residents in Giles County are beginning to assess the damage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.;]

Narrows residents along Wolf Creek returned to their flooded homes yesterday morning to start cleaning up. Dozens of homes were affected. A number of campers and vehicles at the New River Camping Park remain underwater, but some say it could have been worse.
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[SOT 23:59:27]
[IN Q=We were lucky]
[SUPER=01-John Davis/Narrows Fire Chief;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=had a major problem]
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[VO-NAT]

Flood victims spent the day itemizing damages. County officials will be compiling the losses in the next 48- hours to apply for federal assistance.
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[11Hill-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC 27:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Many parents are fighting to keep their children in Roanoke County schools after they recently found out their homes are in Botetourt County.
Last night, the Roanoke County school board tried to help.
Justin McLeod explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mary Adeoti/Old Mill Court Resident; :15]
[SUPER=01-Dallas Simmons/Hill Drive Resident; :38]
[SUPER=01-Mike Stovall/Roanoke Co. School Board Member; :52]
[SUPER=01-Heather Simmons/Hill Drive Resident; 1:17]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF ORIGINAL MEETING BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND TWO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS))
The people you see in this room have for years believed they lived in Roanoke County.
Recently however they discovered their homes are actually in Botetourt County.
[SOT 8:26:23]
[IN Q=I was never so]

((MARY ADEOTI/OLD MILL COURT RESIDENT: I WAS NEVER SO SURPRISED IN MY LIFE TO HAVE LIVED IN A COUNTY ALL MY LIFE AND THEN ALL OF SUDDEN NOT KNOW WHERE I LIVE.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=WHERE I LIVE]


She is not alone.
More than a dozen families are affected in two areas, Old Mill Court near Hollins and Hill Drive near Bonsack.
Ever since the mistake was discovered, parents have been fighting to keep their kids in Roanoke County schools.
[SOT 8:18:27]
[IN Q=These children are]

((DALLAS SIMMONS/HILL DRIVE RESIDENT: THESE CHILDREN ARE BEING TOLD THIS IS LIFE, DEAL WITH IT, CHILDREN SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHTS.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=government oversights]


The Roanoke County school system agrees.
The school board has approved a plan that will keep the kids in Roanoke County schools.
[SOT 8:05:10]
[IN Q=It's a great compromise]

((MIKE STOVALL/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: IT'S A GREAT COMPROMISE AND I THINK ONCE THE DUST SETTLES THEY'LL REALIZE IT IS A GREAT COMPROMISE FOR THEM.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=for them]


A compromise that requires residents to meet certain conditions.
They'll have to continue living in their current residence and pay partial tuition.
Originally, parents would haven been responsible for transportation but the school board has now agreed to pick the kids up as long as its at a Roanoke County bus stop.
[SOT 8:07:30]
[IN Q=I think it can]

((HEATHER SIMMONS/HILL DRIVE RESIDENT: I THINK IT CAN STILL BE WORKED OUT AND STILL HAMMER OUT SOME ISSUES BUT I AM NOT COMPLETELY WILLING TO SETTLE TONIGHT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=to settle tonight]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=That's because residents]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THAT'S BECAUSE THEYwE ARE STILL HOPEFUL THEY CAN REMAIN RESIDENTS OF ROANOKE COUNTY. A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS PROPOSED A LAND SWAP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTIES BUT SO FAR COUNTY LEADERS IN BOTETOURT HAVE SAID NO. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))


[11RCCC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC09:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The makeup of the county's alternative school is changing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The school board unanimously voted to make major changes to the Roanoke County Career Center.
Beginning next year, younger students- those in grades six through eight will attend the center.
Currently, the school serves students in grades eight through eleven.
Those students will attend their regular high school next year.
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[SOT 8:29:21]
[IN Q=We've had meetings]

((LORRAINE LANGE/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF INSTRUCTION: WE'VE HAD MEETINGS AT EACH OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS TO REASSURE THE STUDENTS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THEM IN SMALL GROUPS IN ACADEMIC CLASSES AND WE'VE GOT MENTORS FOR EACH STUDENT AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH EACH STUDENT AND EACH FAMILY INDIVIDUALLY.))
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Lange/Assistant Superintendent of Instruction]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=each family indvidually]
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[VO-NAT]


The school system believes by intervening earlier, students will be more successful in later years.
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[Muhammad]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Muhammad]


The same jury that convicted Washington D-C sniper John Muhammad begins deliberations today on whether he should live or die.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The defense has rested its case after trying to show the jury Muhammad's softer side in a last ditch effort to spare him the death penalty.
Muhammad is guilty of two murder counts related to last year's killing spree that left 10 dead and three others wounded.
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=Malvo 2036]


And in Chesapeake, the prosecution in the trial of the teen sniper suspect, Lee Malvo, is expected to wrap up its case today.

[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jackson]


Michael Jackson is back in Las Vegas working on a music video after trading in his famous glove for handcuffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Barbara Co., CA;]


Jackson surrendered to authorities in California yesterday, and was booked for investigation on child molestation charges.
The singer was released after posting three- million dollars' bail.
Jackson denies the allegations.
His attorney says the pop star looks forward to getting into a courtroom and confronting the accusations head- on.
The arraignment has been set for January ninth.
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[Bush-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


President Bush will leave Britain later this morning, ending a three- day visit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


After saying farewell to the Queen and London, the President will meet with the Prime Minister today for more meetings about Iraq and terrorism.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


This morning, insurgents fired rockets on two Baghdad hotels and the Iraqi oil ministry, injuring several people.
This follow's yesterday's truck bombing in Kirkuk that killed at least five-- and the attacks against British interests in Turkey, where more than 25 people died in suicide bombings.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Great Britain, America]

((GREAT BRITIAN, AMERICA AND OTHER FREE NATIONS ARE UNITED TODAY IN OUR GRIEF, AND UNITED IN OUR DETERMINATION TO FIGHT AND DEFEAT THIS EVIL, WHEREVER IT IS FOUND.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=wherever its found.]
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[VO-NAT]


But protests are overshadowing that message.
Last night, demonstrators burned American and British flags, then brought down a mock statue of President Bush.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Both Disney and The Gap report an increase in earnings.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=in New York.]

((> ENTERTAINMENT GIANT WALT DISNEY SAYS A STRONG PERFORMANCE AT THE BOX > OFFICE AND ITS MEDIA NETWORKS HELPED PUSHED NET INCOME UP 137 PERCENT > DURING THE FOURTH QUARTER. DISNEY SAYS PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN WAS A HUGE > SUCCESS AT THE BOX OFFICE AND THINGS APPEAR TO BE LOOKING GOOD IN THE > CURRENT QUARTER. DISNEY SAYS VISITOR ATTENDANCE AT ITS THEME PARKS IS UP > 12 PERCENT TO DATE IN THE CURRENT QUARTER WITH ADVANCE HOTEL BOOKINGS UP > ABOUT 8 PERCENT. > THE GAP REPORTED A 94 PERCENT JUMP IN THE THIRD QUARTER PROFIT TO 263 > MILLION DOLLARS. THE RESULTS WERE A PENNY BETTER THAN EXPECTED... GAP SAYS > THE RESULTS WERE DRIVEN BY HIGHER SALES OF CLOTHING SOLD AT FULL PRICE. > > INVESTORS WERE A UN-NERVED WHEN WORD OF A MASSIVE CAR BOMBING IN TURKEY > YESTERDAY HIT WALL STREET > > THE DOW LOST 71 > > THE NASDAQ DROPPED 18 > > ANOTHER MUTUAL FUND COMING UNDER THE GOVERNMENTS NET .. PILGRIM BAXTER. > ITS TWO FOUNDERS GARY PILGRIM AND HARRY BAXTER WERE CHARGED WITH > SECURITIES FRAUD IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGATIONS OF MARKET TIMING ABUSES. > > ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: > IBM PLANS TO CUT ABOUT 200 JOBS IN ITS SOFTWARE DIVISION IN ORDER TO > STREAMLINE SOME OPERATIONS. > AND BOSTON SCIENTIFIC IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT.. A FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION > ADVISORY PANEL GAVE THE THUMBS UP TO THE BOSTON SCIENTIFIC'S HIGHLY > ANTICIPATED NEW DRUG COATED STENT. THE VOTE APPEARS TO PUT HTE > CARDIOVASCULAR DEVICE ON TRACK TO WIN FINAL FDA APPROVAL. > > TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM... I'M ALEXIS CHRISTOFOROUS > IN NEW YORK.))>

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Galax-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-38 TC 1:40:33]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


It may have been Galax's biggest flood in 60 years ... but residents were quick to make the damage disappear.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]


For more than an hour Wednesday, Chestnut Creek overflowed its banks, flooding nearby homes and businesses.
Damage to most of the homes was minor.
But seven local businesses like Truck Service Enterprise were still busy spraying away the mud.
Dozens of people were evacuated from M&M Mobile Home Court when Mill Creek turned into a river.
Only one home was damaged, but owner Scott Moxley says he'll be cleaning up mud for weeks.
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[11NRV-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-36 TC1:42:58]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT - :13]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Nearly 70 cars on the Radford University campus were swamped by the New River Wednesday night- but it could've been worse. There were 400 cars in the lot before flooding, but many got their vehicles out in time.
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[SOT - 27:58]
[IN Q=We went to residence halls...]

((ROB TUCKER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PUBLIC RELATIONS; WE WENT TO RESIDENCE HALLS AND KNOCKED ON DOORS, TRIED TO FIND STUDENTS THAT MATCHED UP WITH PARKING DECALS OF THE VEHICLES THAT WERE IN LOT Z. WE ALSO POSTED FLYERS IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS AND DINING HALL. WE MADE PHONE CALLS AND TRIED TO GET THE WORD OUT AS QUICKLY AS WE POSSIBLY COULD.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Tucker/Radford University Public Relations;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=quickly as we possibly could.]
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[VO-NAT - :13+]

Some students say they did NOT get the word about the flooding until hours later, when it was too late.
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[11School-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC 38:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Campbell County parents are angry that their children were allegedly threatened with a knife in school.. and school officials never told them about it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


The incidents involved eighth graders at Brookville Middle School earlier this month.
The student has been disciplined, but the threats were never reported to the police or parents.
One local lawmaker says that needs to change.
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[SOT 10:39:36]
[IN Q=I've already drafted]

((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: I'VE ALREADY DRAFTED LEGISLATION THEN SCHOOLS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO IN TURN WOULD NOTIFY THE PARENTS, I'M SURE, IN THEIR INVESTIGATIVE END OF THEIR WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Kathy Byron/(R) Lynchburg]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=end of their work.]
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[VO-NAT]


Byron says she'll submit that legislation in next year's session of the General Assembly.
Parents of the children involved took their concerns to the Campbell County school board last night.
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[6-CVCC-Money]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-39 TC1:45:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's college students continue to reap the benefits of the state's share of the national tobacco settlement.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg was the latest recipient yesterday of some tobacco money.
School president Darrel Staat (stat) accepted a check for 400- thousand dollars from Delegate Kathy Byron, a member of the tobacco commission.
The money will fund scholarships for community college students and help pay for the school's new manufacturing technology training center.
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(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Wall Street finished lower yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((AFTER AN UP-TICK ON WEDNESDAY, THE MAJOR INDICATORS HIT THE SKIDS AGAIN ON THURSDAY.


THE DOW LOST 71 POINTS...
...AND THE NASDAQ WAS OFF BY 17.


FREDDIE MAC, THE NUMBER TWO U-S MORTGAGE FINANCE COMPANY SAYS IT WILL ANNOUNCE RESTATED EARNINGS FOR YEARS 2000 THROUGH 2002 ON FRIDAY.
IN JUNE, THE MCLEAN, VIRGINIA-BASED COMPANY REPLACED THREE TOP EXECUTIVES OVER THEIR ROLES IN QUESTIONABLE ACCOUNTING.


IT HAD EARLIER WARNED INVESTORS IT WOULD BE RESTATING EARNINGS UPWARD FOR THE THREE-YEAR PERIOD BY AT LEAST FOUR-AND-A-HALF BILLION DOLLARS.


LIMITED BRANDS REPORTED HIGHER FISCAL THIRD-QUARTER PROFITS.
THE RETAILER OPERATES THE LIMITED, VICTORIA'S SECRET, EXPRESS, AND BATH & BODYWORKS.
IT SAID ADJUSTED EARNINGS WERE EIGHT CENTS A SHARE, INCLUDING A FOUR CENT PER SHARE GAIN ON AN INTEREST REFUND AND A TRADEMARK SALE.
THAT COMPARED WITH 2 CENTS PER SHARE, IN THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.


NATIONAL CITYCORP WILL EXPAND INTO THE ST. LOUIS MARKET WITH THE PURCHASE OF ALLEGIANT BANCORP FOR ABOUT 475-MILLION DOLLARS .
CLEVELAND-BASED NATIONAL CITY SAID ALLEGIANT SHAREHOLDERS WILL RECEIVE EITHER NATIONAL CITY SHARES OR CASH FOR THEIR STOCK IN ALLEGIANT.
NATIONAL CITY EXPECTS THE ACQUISITION TO CLOSE IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2004.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))


[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Music-Awards]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC21:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You could call it the Grammys for local students.
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[SOT 21:31:04]
[IN Q=]

((I JUST WANT... CAN'T DENY IT.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=can't deny it.]
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[VO-NAT 23.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It is the Fourth Annual Encore Music Awards honoring local students for their musical talents.
The students are all part of the Downtown music lab which is a non profit after school music program.
Last night honors went out in several categories- including Best Original composition- and best lyrics.
Students at the lab must adhere to specific rules on lyrics in their music.
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[SOT 21:34:29]
[IN Q=]

((FOR TOMORROW MIGHT BE TOO LATE...OOOH CLAPPING.))
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=OOOH. CLAPPING.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=none]


The students even have their own C-D out called the Fifth Power.
[DESK 2-SHOT] [Kim and Steve]


[6-Parkway-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC1:55:52]
[GRAPHIC=Erica Thomas]

A young woman who was the daughter and grand-daughter of two public officials died in an accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway early yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]

Erica R. Thomas was Delegate Vic Thomas's grand-daughter and the daughter of Zoning Appeals Board Member Eric Thomas.

[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

She was on her way home from work at the Outback Steakhouse when her vehicle ran off the road near milepost 115. The 22-year old U-Va grad was thrown from the vehicle. It was not until nearly 4-A-M that a County police officer noticed the debris and discovered Thomas' body. Police are still investigating.
[SUPER=04-May 1999]

This video of Erica Thomas is from a NEWS-7 interview when she was a senior at William Byrd.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]

"The officers observed a number of deer in the area," says Lieutenant Chuck Mason, but he could not say whether that c aused the accident.