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7Botetourt-Ax

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Six people are hospitilized this morning following a three vehicle accident last night on Route 2-20.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


The head-on collision occurred at about five o'clock near Gala at the Dudley Stretch.
48-year-old Patricia Ann Weidman of Eagle Rock is in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Keith and Evelene Wilson of Jacksonsville, Florida are in stable condtion.
Their two children were also taken to the hospital, but their conditions are not being released.
There's also no word on the condition of a sixth victim.
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7Hunting-Followup


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Meantime two hunters remain in hospitilized in stable condition following two separate hunting accidents in Franklin County.
Saturday morning, 25-year-old Thomas Hughes of Salem was shot in the leg while hunting in the Hardy area of the county.
Hughes' hunting partner, 27- year-old Stacy Walls, was uncocking the hammer of his muzzleloading rifle when the gun went off.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Friday;


On Friday, 42-year- old Johnny Blankenship of Wirtz was shot by a fellow hunter in the Union Hall section of the county.
James Mattox of Glade Hill was standing about 59 yards away when he apparently fired a 50 caliber muzzleloader.
With the opening day of general firearms season today, game officials are warning hunters to be careful.
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((HENRY: YOU DON'T ONLY HAVE TO BE CONCERNED AT WHAT YOU'RE SHOOTING AT BUT YOU ALSO HAVE TO BE CONCERNED WHAT POSSIBLY COULD BE BEHIND IT, EVEN IF YOU CAN'T SEE IT. ))
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Both Walls and Mattox have been charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
If convicted, each face up to a year in prison and a 25-hundred-dollar fine.

7KROGER


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A contract agreement has been reached between Krogers and the teamster Local 1-71.
The union workers of the Roanoke County warehouse ratified the proposal yesterday 201 votes to 67.
The negotiations heated up earlier this month when the union came close to striking.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


The union workers had been without a contract for a year and a half.
Members say it had been almost seven years since they had a raise.
The new contract offers back pay.
All workers will get an additional 25 cents for each hour worked from February of 94 to this coming February.
In 19-96 workers will get a 45 cent raise followed by a 25 cent increase in '97 and 30 cents in '98.
The contract also includes safe driving bonuses for truckers and warehouse workers can earn safety bonuses.
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((JIMMY SHERWOOD/UNION SECRETARY TREASURER: HERE WE ARE SHORT OF THANKSGIVING. I THINK THE COMPANY KNEW WE WERE PREPARED TO GO.))
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Archie Fralin of Kroger says the company is very pleased they could offer a contract the union could ratify.
He says both sides should be proud they avoided a costly work stoppage.
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7Blind-Swim


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At Roanoke College they're taking the plunge in the name of charity.
The school's fraternities and sororities spent the weekend having fun and raising money for sight conservation and aide to the blind.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


Hundreds of students took part in Delta Gamma's annual Anchor Splash.
In addition to the races, there were synchronized swimming contests.
The students also participated in sporting events while blind-folded.
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((LISA FRANZINO/DELTA GAMMA: ALL OUR SKITS INCORPORATED THE THEME. IT SHOWS US HOW IT IS TO BE BLIND JUST FOR FIVE MINUTES. AND HOW HARD IT IS TO PLAY A GAME.))
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So far, the sorority has raised TWO thousand dollars.
They have another thousand to go before they reach their goal.
If anyone would like to make a contribution contact Delta Gamma at Roanoke College.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the weather -
It's going to be a warm day with with temperatures near 60 degrees.
Tonight will cool off with lows dropping into the 30s.
Expect tomorrow to be sunny, but much cooler with highs only reaching the 40s.


55Accident


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Several people are in area hospitals this morning following a three car accident on Route 2-20.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night; :


The head-on collision occurred at about five o'clock yesterday near Gala at the Dudley Stretch.
48-year-old Patricia Ann Weidman of Eagle Rock is in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Keith Wilson of Jacksonville, Florida is at Alleghany Regional Hospital in stable condition.
His wife, Evelyn Wilson, is also in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Their two children are also at R-M-H - no word on their condition.
The sixth victim, Leonard Barrow of Roanoke was treated and released.
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55Trigon


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Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield is ready to put some checks in the mail, but first it needs a few addresses.
The health insurer plans to run a full-page newspaper ad to try and reach about 200-thousand of its policyholders who may be owed refunds.
Another 300-thousand policyholders will automatically get refunds next month for overcharges during the same period.
Trigon has the mailing addresses for those policyholders.
The State Corporation Commission is forcing Trigon to refund about 70- MILLION to customers.
It's because of a former billing practice that did not include policyholders in discounts that Trigon negotiated with hospitals.

55Grief


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In other health care news this morning --a look at grief.
It can manifest itself in several ways-- and experts say it's crucial in coping with any kind of loss.
But it's often caregivers themselves, who deny themselves the grieving process.
Connie Stevens has the story.
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((MARY PATSEL/VA. TECH DEPT. OF HUMAN NUTRITION: IF I'M ALWAYS HELPING YOU I DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH ME, SO THE NURSING PROFESSION, THE SOCIAL WORK, ALL THE HELPING PROFESSIONS CAN BE JUST REALLY A WAY TO AVOID WORKING THROUGH THEIR OWN GRIEF OR THEIR OWN LOSSES.))
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Mary Patsel, speaking at Friday's conference on "Life, Death and Grief" believes health care workers can't deny their feelings-- and need to go through the stages of grief like anyone else.
Cancer Specialist Dr. William Fintell tries to work through grief right along with his patients.
He says he likes to think of himself as a lightning rod, fielding the anger and bewilderment that can come with a terminal illness.
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((DR. WILLIAM FINTEL/ONCOLOGIST: IF I'M A GOOD CONDUCTOR OF ELECTRICITY IT WILL PASS THROUGH ME, HIT THE GROUND AND NOT BURN ME TOO BAD. BUT SOMETIMES I TAKE THE ANGER PERSONALLY. I TRY NOT TO. SOMETIMES IT IT DIRECTED AT ME, AND I'LL ACCEPT THAT. BUT MOST OF THE TIME IF I CAN VIEW MYSELF AS A GOOD CONDUCTOR, A COPPER WIRE I CAN HELP THAT CLOUD GET RID OF SOME OF THAT STUFF.)) CONNIE STEVENS, NEWS 7.))
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It should also be noted that you can mourn even the loss of a bad habit, or addiction.
Whenever a person's sense of self is disrupted, the grieving process-- with all its it's stages-- can be a tool for recovery.

55Weather


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Turning now to the weather -
It's going to be a warm day with with temperatures near 60 degrees.
Tonight will cool off with lows dropping into the 30s.
Expect tomorrow to be sunny, but much cooler with highs only reaching the 40s.


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One person is dead following an accident on 460 West in Bedford County this morning.
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State police say the driver of this car was killed when the vehicle ran off the road.
There's no word on what caused the accident.
The driver's identity has not been released.
The accident happened at about 6:30 seven miles east of Bedford.
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8BOTETOURT-AX


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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


A head- on collision on Route 2-20 in Botetourt County last night injured six people.
The accident happened near Gala at the Dudley Stretch at about five o'clock..
48-year-old Patricia Ann Weidman of Eagle Rock is in critical condition.
Keith and Evelene Wilson of Jacksonsville, Florida are in stable condition.
Their two children were also taken to the hospital, but their conditions are not being released.
The sixth victim, Leonard Barrow of Roanoke was treated for minor injuries.
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8Hunting-Followup


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Two hunters are in stable condition following two separate hunting accidents in Franklin County.
Saturday morning in the Hardy area, 25-year-old Thomas Hughes of Salem was shot in the leg when his hunting partner's gun went off.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Friday;


On Friday, 42-year- old Johnny Blankenship of Wirtz was shot by a fellow hunter in the Union Hall section of the county.
James Mattox of Glade Hill was standing about 59 yards away when he apparently fired the 50 caliber muzzleloader.
With the opening day of general firearms season today, game officials are warning hunters to be more careful.
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8Monticello-Rehab


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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is getting a new ventilation system that will help preserve the interior.
Lara Derby reports.
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(( A priceless collection at risk", that's how Dan Jordan, the president of the Thomas Jefferson foundation described Monticello before the installation of a new heating and cooling system.
THE NEW COMPUTER CONTROLLED SYSTEM WHICH WILL COST 7 HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS REPLACES A CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM THAT WAS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED IN 1954 AND WAS UPGRADED SLIGHTLY IN 1974. MONTICELLO OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW EQUIPMENT WILL MODERATE THE TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY WHILE CLEANING THE AIR.
Tour guides promise that those who visit during this time of construction will see a new and extraordinary monticello.
Monticello officials say the installation should be complete within six weeks.
Lara Derby, Charlottesville, VA))



8weather


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Turning now to the weather -
It's going to be sunny and warm today with highs near 60 degrees. But it will be cold again tonight with lows around 30.