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A controversial execution this morning for a convicted child killer.
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And Hillary Clinton has an unprecedented date today with a federal grand jury in Washington. wx-head
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Murder


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The person who murdered a popular Halifax County store owner is still on the loose.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Yesterday;


69- year old Bill Maxey was shot twice outside of his country store early yesterday.
Authorities believe he was shot just before he opened the store.
A customer found Maxey's body outside a storage closet.
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((BILLY BOWES/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I REMEMBER HEARING IT ON THE SCANNER, ABOUT THAT TIME POLICE GOT THE CALL AND I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND RAN UP HERE.)) ((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THE PRESENT TIME, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROBBERY THAN A BREAK IN, IT DOESN'T APPEAR ANYTHING WAS BROKEN INTO. ))
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State police are helping with the investigation.
The killer took the cash register so authorities don't know how much money was stolen.
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FIRING-SQUAD


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In Utah this morning, a FIRING squad executed a convicted child killer.
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36- year old John Taylor chose to face five anonymous marksmen rather than a lethal injection.
Taylor was convicted of raping and strangling an 11- year- old girl in 19-89.
Taylor's uncle, one of the victim's relatives and several journalists were among those who witnessed the execution, the nation's first by firing squad since 19-77.
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Fatal-Fire

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Five members of one family were buried yesterday in Roanoke.
Christine Duncan and her grandchildren died last Saturday when their southeast Roanoke home caught fire.
Joe Dashiell attended the funeral service at Belmont Baptist Church.
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((Mourners filed past five empty hearses as they filled the sanctuary at Belmont Baptist Church.
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((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: FOR CHRISTINE, 46 YEARS WAS A BRIEF LIFE, BUT FOR MARK WHO TOMORROW WOULD BE SEVEN, AND FOR HIS YOUNGER BROTHERS CLYDE AND PATRICK AND FOR HIS SISTER NANCY LIFE HAD HARDLY BEGUN.))
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Fire ended their lives on Saturday night, when intense flames spread from an extension cord downstairs to the second floor apartment where the family lived.
But for relatives and friends, cousins and classmates, there are other enduring memories...
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IN Q=My constant memory

((MY CONSTANT MEMORY OF CHRISTMAS WAS THAT OF PUSHING A BABY CARRIAGE WITH NANCY IN IT)) ((...WITH PATRICK DRAPED AROUND HER SHOULDERS AND CLYDE AND MARK HOLDING ONTO HER COATTAILS AND OFF THEY WENT.))
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Roanoke firefighters lead the way as the funeral procession moved to Evergreen Burial Park.
And there in donated spaces, the children were buried together... their grandmother nearby.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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Roanoke fire officials are investigating another fire -- one they are calling suspicious.

Marshall-Fire


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About twenty fire- fighters put the flames out at 638 Marshall Avenue in Old Southwest yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


But not before an upstairs apartment was completely gutted.
No one was found inside, but a number of pets died in the fire.
Eight dogs and two cats were killed from smoke inhalation or burns.
District One Chief Bev Mitchell says the cause has not been determined.
A number of fire- fighters at the scene think it started on a mattress-- even though no one was in the house.
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Arson


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And following yet another fire in the city --
A Roanoke man has been arrested and charged with the arson of an occupied dwelling.
Twenty- year- old Phillip Vincent Orren is charged with setting fire to a home on 813 Patterson Avenue Tuesday night.
The fire caused heavy damage to the home.
Police are currently investigating a rash of fires in the southwest part of Roanoke.
Eight empty buildings including two vacant homes and four garages have burned in recent days.
Orren has not been charged in any of those fires.

1-Sports


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Turning now to sports, the number eight Virginia Tech Hokies got stomped last night.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) We take to the ice with the Roanoke Express.
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HILLARY


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Hillary Rodham Clinton faces a Whitewater grand jury today.
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SUPER=03-Lebanon, NH;


It is the FIRST time a first lady has EVER been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury, something Mrs. Clinton said she is NOT proud of.
She will be questioned in private about missing Rose Law Firm billing records that mysteriously turned up at the White House.
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BUDGET


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SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


It appears a third government shutdown will be avoided.
Today the Senate is expected to approve legislation that would keep the U-S government open through March 15th.
House Republicans easily approved the stop-gap measure yesterday.
President Clinton has indicated he will sign it.
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Warner


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One of the men challenging Senator John Warner for his senate seat is a millionaire many times over.
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According to Mark Warner's financial disclosure forms, he is by far the wealthiest candidate.
The forms indicate Warner, a Democrat and Alexandria cellular telephone executive, is worth more than 100 million dollars.
That puts him well ahead of the Republican incumbent, John Warner, to whom he is not related.
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Reports for the other candidates have not been filed, but John Warner's 19-95 form reported more than five million dollars in investments.


Bath-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-114
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It's been a week since flood waters devastated areas throughout our viewing area.
Bath County was among the many regions hit hard by flooding.
Jay Moore takes a trip back to Hot Springs to assess the cleanup.
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(( What a difference a week makes.
Just last week a boat would have been a more appropriate means of transportation down main street in Hot Springs.
Now the water is gone but not before leaving six million dollars in damages.
County officials are still evaluating what kind of assistance is out there.
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((CLAIRE COLLINS/BATH CO. ADMINISTRATOR: TRYING TO SECURE SOME ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE, NOT ONLY FOR THE RESIDENTIAL HOME OWNER BUT ALSO FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. ))
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Several inches of rain combined with leftover snow made the flooding as bad as a decade ago.
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((COLLINS: IT IS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE IN COMPARISON. PART OF THE COUNTY GOT HIT HARDER THAN THEY DID IN 1985 AND SOME DIDN'T GET HIT AS HARD. ))
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The major attraction in Hot Springs was hit hard.
The Homestead reports about two and a half million dollars in damages.
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((MARY SANDERS/HOMESTEAD RESORT: FORTUNATELY NOT MUCH OF IT GOT IN OR AROUND THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE HOTEL. WE PRIMARILY HAD DAMAGE ON THE THE OUTLYING AREAS WHERE WE HAVE CREEKS OR CULVERTS. ))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE THREE GOLF COURSES HERE AT THE HOMESTEAD DID SUFFER SOME EROSION DAMAGE BUT MANAGEMENT SAYS WHEN GOLFERS TEE OFF WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS EVERYTHING SHOULD BE UP TO PAR. IN HOT SPRINGS, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
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2-scores


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In college basketball, George Washington beat Number Eight Virginia Tech 64-47.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-G. Washington/=64/Va. Tech/=47//Utah/=68/Texas-El Paso/=54;
SUPER=97-Connecticut/=69/Pittsburgh/=63//Cincinnati/=71/DePaul/=61;
SUPER=97-Arizona/=66/Oregon State/=59//NC-Charlotte/=79/Marquette/=69;
SUPER=97-California/=87/Washington State/=79;



SUPER=96-Washington/120/Houston/=85//Detroit/=93/Dallas/=92;
SUPER=96-Vancouver/106/Toronto/101//LA Clippers/=94/Denver/=93;



SUPER=103-Hartford/==8/Los Angeles/==2//Montreal/==6/Florida/==2;
SUPER=103-Detroit/==4/Ottawa/==2//Boston/==4/Tampa Bay/==3;
SUPER=103-New Jersey/==3/Washington/==1//Chicago/==2/San Jose/==1;
SUPER=103-Vancouver/==2/Colorado/==2;





Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) We put together the right party fixings.
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Taking a look now at the headlines.
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In Utah, a four-bullet volley takes the life of convicted child-killer.
John Taylor died just after three a-m for the 19-89 rape-murder of an eleven-year-old girl.
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VO-NAT
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A manhunt is underway for a suspect in the murder of a Halifax County store owner.
He was found shot to death early yesterday morning outside his store in the small community of Alton.
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VO-NAT
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She's not ten, and her name isn't Cindy Garcia.
It turns out that a pregnant runaway is about 14, and her name is Adella Quintana.
Houston authorities had searched for the teen after she ran away because she is more than eight months pregnant.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday January 26th.
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Don't go away, the news continues. Fire-Funeral

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Today would have been the seventh birthday of one of the children killed in Saturday's house fire in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Yesterday, mourners packed the funeral services for the four children and their grandmother, Christine Duncan.
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((MY CONSTANT MEMORY OF CHRISTMAS WAS THAT OF PUSHING A BABY CARRIAGE WITH NANCY IN IT)) ((...WITH PATRICK DRAPED AROUND HER SHOULDERS AND CLYDE AND MARK HOLDING ONTO HER COATTAILS AND OFF THEY WENT.))
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Roanoke firefighters led the way as the funeral procession moved to Evergreen Burial Park.
The children were buried together in donated spaces. Their grandmother was buried nearby.
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Halifax-Murder
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Halifax County investigators are still searching for a suspect in the death of 69- year old Bill Maxey.
He was killed outside his Country Store early yesterday in the community of Alton.
Teresa Hamilton reports, authorities believe he was shot just minutes after opening for business.
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((STOVER ELLIOTT/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I'VE BEEN KNOWING BILL FOR TEN OR 15 YEARS, HE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD FELLOW TO EVERYBODY. ))
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It will probably be some time before friends, family and even investigators make sense of Bill Maxey's death. Authorities say a customer was the one who discover his body outside a storage closet. He'd apparently been shot twice.
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((BILLY BOWES/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I REMEMBER HEARING IT ON THE SCANNER, ABOUT THAT TIME POLICE GOT THE CALL AND I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND RAN UP HERE.))
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Billy Bowes was another friend.
He believes Maxey was shot while grabbing a jug of water outside to make coffee.
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((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THE PRESENT TIME, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROBBERY THAN A BREAK IN, IT DOESN'T APPEAR ANYTHING WAS BROKEN INTO. ))
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Shortly after Major Link arrived, he contacted State Police.
It was then, authorities began photographing and collecting evidence.
The suspect did leave a trail.
Part of a cash register was on the ground outside--a 12-pack of soda was nearby.
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((YOU COULD WALK UP AND DOWN THE ROAD HERE AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYBODY, BUT NOW IT SORT OF MAKES YOU THINK, ESPECIALLY AFTER THIS HAPPENED, IF YOU WANT TO WALK OR NOT. ))
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Authorities may never know, how much, if any money was taken from Bill's Country Store. Investigators say the suspect took the cash register. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Halifax County.))

execution


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It was death by firing squad this morning for a child killer in Utah.
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SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;


Thirty-six year old John Taylor chose to face five anonymous marksmen rather than a lethal injection.
Taylor was convicted of raping and strangling an 11- year- old girl in 19-89.
Taylor's uncle, one of the victim's relatives and several journalists were among those who witnessed the execution, the nation's first by firing squad since 19-77.
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COPYCAT


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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It has been more than a year since Susan Smith admitted to drowning her two young sons in a South Carolina Lake.
Now a mother in Georgia has confessed to throwing her three- year- old twins off a bridge and into a river.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Macon County, GA;


Lawmen searching the area have so far recovered the body of her daughter, while the grim search continues for the body of her son.
La Tosha and Joshua Gibson were last seen January 14th.
The mother is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Pregnant-Teen


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VO-NAT


Meantime a young mother tracked down by Houston police Wednesday night is not ten- years- old after all and her name isn't Cindy Garcia.
She's Adella Quintana and she's about 14- years- old.
Her mother says she got a phony birth certificate for her daughter when they moved to the U-S from Mexico.
A doctor says the girl is not due for a few more weeks.
Adella's 22- year- old boyfriend is scheduled to appear in court today on sexual assault charges.
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3-Sports


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WRITER=cro
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In sports, Mike Stevens has hoop highlights from Virginia Tech and Radford women's basketball, plus tells us how Richard Petty plans to enter another race.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(ROLL STRAIGHT OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy; :00 (Screen left)
SUPER=13-Dean Price/Roanoke Wild Turkey Chapter; :12
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SUPER=13-Paul Sandberg/Franklin Co. Wild Turkey Chapter; 1:15
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Southside-Murder


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Halifax County authorities are looking for the person who shot and killed a popular store owner in the Alton community.
It happened early yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Yesterday;


69- year old Bill Maxey was shot twice outside of his country Store. Authorities believe he was shot just before he opened the business.
A customer found Maxey's body outside a storage closet.
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((BILLY BOWES/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I REMEMBER HEARING IT ON THE SCANNER, ABOUT THAT TIME POLICE GOT THE CALL AND I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND RAN UP HERE.)) ((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THE PRESENT TIME, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROBBERY THAN A BREAK IN, IT DOESN'T APPEAR ANYTHING WAS BROKEN INTO. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Bowes/Maxey's Friend; (Quick)
SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :07
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OUT Q=broken into.
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State police are helping with the investigation.
The killer took the cash register so authorities don't know how much money was stolen.
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Bolling


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-6
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The murder trial of Joe Gardner Bolling continues today in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


Bolling is accused of the shooting death of his girlfriend, 27- year- old Torina (toe-REE-nuh) Lynn Wright during an argument last June.
Bolling told police his .44 Magnum went off by accident, striking Wright-
She died of massive internal bleeding.
But prosecutor Randy Krantz says Bolling knew what he was doing when he went for his gun.
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((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: THE EVIDENCE WILL SHOW THAT WHEN MR. BOLLING REACHED UP INTO THAT CLOSET THAT HE HAD A CHOICE AND WE WILL PUT FORTH TO YOU AT THAT TIME THAT ALSO CONTAINED IN THAT CLOSET AT THE SAME TIME IN ADDITION TO THE LOADED .44 MAGNUM REVOLVER, THAT IN HIS STATEMENT HE INDICATED THAT HE KNEW WAS LOADED, WAS ANOTHER PISTOL, A .25 CALIBER PISTOL, THAT HE KNEW THAT DID NOT WORK.))
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Defense attorney Phillip Baker says the victim told a rescue squad worker the shooting was an accident.
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Funeral


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=NONE


The five victims of Saturday's fire in Roanoke have been laid to rest.
Joe Dashiell attended yesterday's funeral services for Christine Duncan and her grandchildren.
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((Mourners filed past five empty hearses as they filled the sanctuary at Belmont Baptist Church.
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((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: FOR CHRISTINE, 46 YEARS WAS A BRIEF LIFE, BUT FOR MARK WHO TOMORROW WOULD BE SEVEN, AND FOR HIS YOUNGER BROTHERS CLYDE AND PATRICK AND FOR HIS SISTER NANCY LIFE HAD HARDLY BEGUN.))
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Fire ended their lives on Saturday night, when intense flames spread from an extension cord downstairs to the second floor apartment where the family lived.
But for relatives and friends, cousins and classmates, there are other enduring memories...
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IN Q=My constant memory

((MY CONSTANT MEMORY OF CHRISTMAS WAS THAT OF PUSHING A BABY CARRIAGE WITH NANCY IN IT)) ((...WITH PATRICK DRAPED AROUND HER SHOULDERS AND CLYDE AND MARK HOLDING ONTO HER COATTAILS AND OFF THEY WENT.))
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OUT Q=and off they went.


Roanoke firefighters lead the way as the funeral procession moved to Evergreen Burial Park.
And there in donated spaces, the children were buried together... their grandmother nearby.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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Fire officials are investigating another fire in Roanoke...

Dog-Fire


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TAPE#95-107
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...and they say this one looks suspicious.
It happened yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


About twenty fire- fighters put the flames out at 638 Marshall Avenue in Old Southwest.
But not before an upstairs apartment was completely gutted.
No one was found inside, but a number of pets died in the fire.
Eight dogs and two cats were killed from smoke inhalation or burns.
District One Chief Bev Mitchell says the the cause hasn't been determined.
A number of fire- fighters at the scene think it started on a mattress-- even though no one was in the house.
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ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
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The investigation of yet another fire in the city has led to the arrest of a Roanoke man.

Orren


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Twenty- year- old Phillip Vincent Orren is charged with setting fire to a home on 813 Patterson Avenue Tuesday night.
The fire caused heavy damage to the home.
Police are currently investigating a rash of fires in the southwest part of Roanoke.
Eight empty buildings including two vacant homes and four garages have burned in recent days.
Orren has not been charged in any of those fires.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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Time now for sports --
In college basketball, Number Eight Virginia Tech fell to George Washington 64-47.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-G. Washington/=64/Va. Tech/=47//Utah/=68/Texas-El Paso/=54;
SUPER=97-Connecticut/=69/Pittsburgh/=63//Cincinnati/=71/DePaul/=61;
SUPER=97-Arizona/=66/Oregon State/=59//NC-Charlotte/=79/Marquette/=69;
SUPER=97-California/=87/Washington State/=79;



SUPER=96-Washington/120/Houston/=85//Detroit/=93/Dallas/=92;
SUPER=96-Vancouver/106/Toronto/101//LA Clippers/=94/Denver/=93;