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7Fatal-Fire

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A cigarette appears to be the reason of a deadly fire in Northwest Roanoke last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Investigators believe 58-year-old Shirley Bailey was smoking in bed.
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((JIM PATTON/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: WE KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN JUST REAL QUICK AFTER WE GOT HERE. THERE WAS A COUPLE OF POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE WHEN WE GOT HERE. THEY TRIED TO GET IN AND COULDN'T. BUT WE KNOCKED IT DOWN AND SHE WAS-- SHE'D BEEN DECEASED FOR QUITE A WHILE. ))
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Officials say Bailey was the only person in the house on 5-0-6 Rutherford Avenue.
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7Monty-Fire


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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./This Morning;


And thanks to some quicking thinking neighbors, no one was injured in an early morning fire in Montgomery County.
At about three o'clock, neighbors saw smoke coming from the home of Edith Parker..
One neighbor entered the house to wake the two people inside.
Others threw water on the flames and used fire extinguishers to keep the blaze under control until the fire department arrived.
Fire officials say it was probably caused by an electrical problem.
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7Hunting-Accident


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Charges may be filed against a hunter who accidentally shot his hunting partner.
Yesterday Twenty-four year old Toby miner thought he was shooting at a wild Turkey, but instead shot 28-year-old Byron Terrell of Waynesboro.
Terrell is hospitilized in good condition at the U-V-A Medical Center.
Turkey season ended November 11th.

7Smart-Highway


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Montgomery County's industrial development may be harmed by a decision by the county board of supervisors.
Earlier this week it voted NOT to rezone land for the Smart Highway.
Tracy Altizer has more.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VA Dept. of Transportation; :21
SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Montgomery Co. Supervisor; :57
SUPER=01-Ray Pethtel/Center for Transportation Research; 1:11
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((The land in question consists of 140 agricultural and forest acres in the Ellett Valley.
Between 1989 and 1993, supervisors passed seven resolutions SUPPORTING the smart highway with the knowledge that that land would have to be rezoned.
Based on that support the transportation department spent over two million dollars planning the road. ((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WHERE THE SMART ROAD GOES FROM HERE IS A MATTER OF SPECULATION. OUR ATTORNEYS WILL NEED TO LOOK AT THE DECISION THE BOARD HAS MADE AND THERE ARE ANY NUMBER OF DIRECTIONS WE MIGHT TAKE. BUT FIRST WE NEED TO DECIDE IF WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECT. ))
If the project dies, relief for congestion on route 460 between Blacksburg and Christiansburg may be delayed.
The I-81 interchange for a new bypass called 3-A would have to be redesigned to handle the extra traffic that would've used the smart road.
That could hurt prospects for the county's new Falling Branch Industrial Park, whose main attraction is its interstate access. ((LARRY LINKOUS/MONTGOMERY SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT MAY NOT DELAY ANYTHING OF THE REST OF 3-A, BUT WILL DELAY THAT INTERSECTION, WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US AS THE COUNTY AND TO THE TAXPAYERS OF THIS COUNTY TO GET SOME INDUSTRIES INTO FALLING BRANCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ))
Death of the smart road could also cost the region research and related dollars over the next 20 years. ((RAY PETHTEL/ CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: AND THE ECONOMIC SPINOFF COULD EXCEED 300 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME. ))
VDOT could go to court. But state transportation secretary Robert Martinez says he's reluctant to pursue a road the local government doesn't support.
He says he'll probably first try to convince the opposing board members of the project's merits. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

7weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
It's going to be mostly sunny and breezy, with highs near 50s.
Tonight - lows will be in the 30s.

55Fire


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A fatal fire last night in Roanoke may have been set by a cigarette.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Firefighters arrived at 5-0-6 Rutherford Avenue to find the body of 58-year-old Shirley Bailey.
A preliminary investigation indicates Bailey may have been smoking in bed.
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55Teen-Pregnancy


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The Roanoke Task Force on Teen Pregnancy is asking for the public's help to tackle the issue.
The group will sponsor a town meeting next week at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Yesterday, members of the Task Force held a news conference at the Jefferson Center.
They say now is the time to take action.
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((TED FEINOUR/TASK FORCE ON TEEN PREGNANCY: WE REALLY FEEL THAT IF WE CAN COME UP WITH FUNDING SOURCES AND IF WE CAN COME UP WITH PROGRAMS THAT WILL LESSON THE RATE AND REALLY CONTINUE TO DROP THE RATE THAT WE WILL MAKE GREAT STRIDES. ))
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The task force was formed a year and a half ago.
According to its lastest numbers Roanoke ranks third in the state when it comes to the percentage of pregnant teens.
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55Welfare-Reform


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Another social issue officials are wrestling with these days is welfare reform.
It's still in the early stages, but it seems to be taking hold in central Virginia.
Social workers credit folks in the community who want to help, and recipients who want to work.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( It has been Sharon Swedlow's daunting task to try and implement welfare reform in the city of Lynchburg.
But she says getting able- bodied recipients to find work and take more responsibility for their children is not mission impossible.
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((SHARON SWEDLOW/WELFARE REFORM COORDINATOR: I KNOW I CAN'T DO AND I KNOW OUR AGENCY CANNOT DO WELFARE REFORM ALONE. AND THAT'S BEEN SOMETHING THAT WE'VE KNOW FROM THE VERY BEGINNING THAT WE NEED HELP AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED COMMUNITY AND ALSO AGENCY SUPPORT.))
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And that support has been there.
Swedlow says area churches, community groups and non- profit agencies have come forward to see what they can do to help.
And despite what the public might think, welfare recipients themselves have been willing to actively seek employment.
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((SWEDLOW: I SEE THEM BECOMING MORE AWARE OF THAT AND I THINK A LOT OF OUR CLIENTS HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK, THEY'VE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WANTING TO WORK AND I THINK THIS PROGRAM WILL HELP THEM BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE THEM INCENTIVES TO WORK.))
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((JEAN EBERHARDT/EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: THIS IS A GRADUAL THING, IT'S NOT LIKE A BOLT OF LIGHTNING STRIKING OUT OF THE BLUE, WHICH GIVES US AS WORKERS TIME TO WORK OUT THE KINKS AS WE GO ALONG.))
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((And that's what most area social workers say, is that it will take time before they know just how successful welfare reform is. The real test comes in January, when the first round of recipients will be faced with a deadline of finding their own job. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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55Lippard-Move


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A judge in West Virginia has transferred a former Virginia beauty queen's appeal of her attempted second-degree murder conviction back to the court where it was originally tried.
Greenbrier County Prosecutor Richard Lorensen successfully argued yesterday in Raleigh County Circuit Court to move Tracy Lippard's case back to where it was first heard.
The 24-year-old Newport News woman was convicted in 1994 of seven misdemeanors in an attack on a romantic rival's family in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Lippard is also appealing those convictions.

55weather


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The weather looks good across the U-S for holiday travel.
Here in the Roanoke area expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs around 50.
Tonight, Lows will be back in the 30s.
Thanksgiving Day will be rainy with snow in the higher elevations.

8Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
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TAPE#95-81
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Roanoke fire investigators believe a cigarette is to blame for a deadly house fire last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Investigators believe 58-year-old Shirley Bailey was smoking in bed.
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SOT 11:23:55
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((JIM PATTON/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: WE KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN JUST REAL QUICK AFTER WE GOT HERE. THERE WAS A COUPLE OF POLICE OFFICERS ON THE SCENE WHEN WE GOT HERE. THEY TRIED TO GET IN AND COULDN'T. BUT WE KNOCKED IT DOWN AND SHE WAS-- SHE'D BEEN DECEASED FOR QUITE A WHILE. ))
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Onr other person was in the house on 5-0-6 Rutherford Avenue, but escaped without injury.
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8blaze


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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./This Morning;


And thanks to some quick thinking neighbors, no one was injured in an early morning fire in Montgomery County.
At about three o'clock, neighbors saw smoke coming from the home of Edith Parker.
One neighbor entered the house to wake the two people inside.
Others threw water on the flames and used fire extinguishers to keep the blaze under control until the fire department arrived.
Fire officials say the blaze was probably caused by an electrical problem.
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8Hunting-Accident


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A hunter mistook his friend for wild game and shot him yesterday in Nelson County.
Authorities say 24- year- old Toby Miner of Nellysford accidentally shot 28 year old Byron Terrell of Waynesboro.
Terell is hospitilized in good condition at at the U-V-A Medical Center.
Miner thought he was shooting at a wild turkey...
Turkey season ended November 11th and won't start again until December 11th.
Charges are pending against Miner.

8React


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TAPE#95-95
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After 4 years of war and a quarter of a million dead, the Balkan warring parties have agreed to stop the fighting.
The presidents of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia initialed a peace plan yesterday in Ohio.
Residents of Sarajevo are reacting to the news with excitement and joy as well as fear and skepticism.
That includes some young Sarajevans living in the Roanoke Valley.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05
SUPER=01-Mirha Durakovic/Bosnian Student; :11
SUPER=01-Vedrana Vasilj/Bosnian Student; :27
SUPER=01-Zehra Dzanic/Bosnian Student; :38
SUPER=01-Ajla Rasidagic/Bosnian Student; 1:00
SUPER=01-Haris Rustemovic/Bosnian Student; 1:13
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(( The War in Bosnia may be coming to an end.
But it's more than just a current events topic for these students-- who heard the news when they came home from school. ((MIRHA/DURAKOVIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT: SHE TOLD ME-- DO YOU KNOW IT'S PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY? AND I STARTED TO CRY BECAUSE I WAS SO HAPPY.))
An end to the war gives them hope of going home someday.
And speaking over the phone to overjoyed family members made it seem possible. ((VEDRANA VASILJ/BOSNIAN STUDENT : IT'S SNOW OUTSIDE. IT'S SIX OR EIGHT FEET OF SNOW, BUT PEOPLE OUTSIDE-- THEY'RE IN THEIR PAJAMAS OUTSIDE AND THEY'RE SMILING AND THEY'RE REACHING THE HANDS OF EACH OTHER.)) ((ZEHRA DZANIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT : THE BIG THING IS, I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY MUCH ABOUT MY FAMILY ANYMORE. BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT'LL BE BETTER, AND MY FAMILY IS MORE SAFE NOW.))
Even after the war, the students say it'll take years for their country to completely recover and get back to normal.
And history has shown that peacetime hasn't always meant an end to fighting. ((AJLA RASIDAGIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT : A LOT OF TIMES, WHEN I WAS IN SARAJEVO, WE'D HAVE PEACE, BUT IT WASN'T REALLY PEACE. THEY ALWAYS SHOUTED, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THAT TIME, IN PEACETIME, KILLED. )) ((HARIS RUSTEMOVIC/BOSNIAN STUDENT: THEY REACHED IT ON PAPER, BUT NOT FOR REAL. I WILL BE REALLY HAPPY WHEN I FIND OUT IT'S HAPPENING REAL. ))
But at least for now, they're very happy to hear that at least, the peace process is getting started.
And all of them say peace in their country is what they'll all be giving thanks for this holiday.
Kimberly Mcbroom News 7))

8weather


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The weather looks good across the U-S for holiday travel.
Here in the Roanoke area expect mostly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs around 50. Thanksgiving Day will be rainy with snow in the higher elevations. Tonight, Lows will be back in the 30s.