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7Shooting

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Roanoke police shot and killed a man last night in connection to an apparent domestic dispute.
Police say Edwin Plunkett aimed a loaded rifle at them as they attempted to arrest him for allegedly beating his fiancee.
But Plunkett's fiancee says he never pointed the weapon.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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((Ed Plunkett was shot and killed in the doorway of his home... as officers were attempting to arrest him.
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IN Q=The officers told him

((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: THE OFFICERS TOLD HIM HE WAS GOING TO BE ARRESTED FOR THE ASSAULT. HE THEN BACKED UP AND CAME UP WITH A RIFLE IN HIS LEFT HAND. AS HE MOVED HIS RIGHT HAND TO THE TRIGGER OF THE RIFLE, BOTH OFFICERS DREW THEIR WEAPONS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND FIRED.))
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Police were called to the home in the 100 block of Cherryhill Circle shortly after six p-m... when a woman dialed 9-1-1 and said she was being beaten.
By the time officers arrived, Billie Patton had run next door and dialed 9-1-1 a second time.
Plunkett's fiancee acknowledges he had been drinking and did pick up the rifle from behind the door, but she says he never pointed the weapon toward the officers.
SOT 11:39:51
IN Q=Over the police officers head

((OVER THE POLICE OFFICERS HEAD, I SAW THE BARREL UP AND MAYBE HE HAD HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM,. MAYBE HE HAD HIS HAND ON THE TRIGGER, BUT HE NEVER AIMED THE WEAPON, NEVER. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=never aimed the weapon, never.

STAND-UP CLOSE
The two officers will be placed on administrative duty until the police department's investigation is complete.
Then the file will be referred to the commonwealth's attorney for his review.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

7Franklin-Ax


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A Martinsville man was killed last night when he was hit by a car.
State Police say 32-year-old Russell Lanier Bowers was standing on Route 890 in Franklin County when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Noel Lee Reed.
Bowers later died at the hospital.

7Menengitis


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Three cases of Menengitis have been reported so far this year at the University of Virginia.
The school's director of student health believes the bacteria could have been spread while students were out for a drink.
Doctor James Turner says two of the three students infected consumed alcohol prior to becoming sick.

7Common-Sense


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Have you filed your taxes yet?
If you're due money back, Len Besthoff has some tips on how to get a fast refund.
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7Danville-Parade


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-13
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A celebration in Danville yesterday honoring the new state champs in basketball.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


It's been a week since the George Washington Boys Basketball Team secured the state title, but it doesn't appear the city will forget the winning team anytime soon.
The parade was just part of the team's star treatment.
SUPER=04-March 19;


Last week, the mayor proclaimed Tuesday, March 19th -- G-W Danville Eagles Boys Basketball team day.
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7Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Your week is going to get off to a warm start.
Today will be cloudy and breezy with highs in the upper 60s -- afternoon and evening showers are possible.
Skies will clear tonight, and temperatures will be cold - lows will be in the upper 30s.
For tomorrow, expect sunny conditions, but a little cooler.
Highs will be in the low 50s.


55Plunkett


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A domestic dispute ending with fatal gunfire last night at the hands of Roanoke police.
Officials say two officers were forced to shoot a man when they responded to a 9-1-1 call.
But the man's fiancee says the fatal shooting was not justified.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The incident began shortly after six p.m. when a woman called police and said she was being beaten.
By the time police arrived in the 100 block of Cherry Hill Circle, the woman was out of the house, and her fiance Edwin PLunkett was in the doorway.
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SOT HOOPER 21:59:52
IN Q=The officers told him

((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: THE OFFICERS TOLD HIM HE WAS GOING TO BE ARRESTED FOR THE ASSAULT. HE THEN BACKED UP AND CAME UP WITH A RIFLE IN HIS LEFT HAND. AS HE MOVED HIS RIGHT HAND TO THE TRIGGER OF THE RIFLE, BOTH OFFICERS DREW THEIR WEAPONS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND FIRED.)) ((BILLIE PATTON/PLUNKETT'S FIANCEE: OVER THE POLICE OFFICER'S HEAD, I SAW THE BARREL UP AND MAYBE HE HAD HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM. MAYBE HE HAD HIS HAND ON THE TRIGGER, BUT HE NEVER AIMED THE WEAPON, NEVER. ))
SUPER=01-M. David Hooper/Roanoke Police Chief; :00
SUPER=01-Billie Patton/Plunkett's Fiancee; :23
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=never aimed the weapon, never.
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VO-NAT


The two officers will be placed on administrative duty until the police department's investigation is complete.
Then the commonwealth's attorney will review the case.
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55Franklin-Ax


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A pedestrian was struck and killed in Franklin County last night.
State police say 32-year-old Russell Bowers of Martinsville was standing on Route 890 when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Noel Lee Reed.
Bowers later died at the hospital.

55Dean-Gates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-11
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If you're a diehard Trekkie you know his work but not his name.
Roanoke native Dean Gates makes up the alien faces on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
He's even picked up an emmy for his work.
Denise Allen and photographer Rob Monroe caught up with Gates in Ferrum.
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((WHEN YOU ARE RESEARCHING YOU'VE GOT TO BE PREPARED TO LOOK INTO REALISTICALLY WHATEVER HAPPENS.))
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((DEAN GATES/MAKE UP ARTIST: IT ALL REVERTS BACK TO AN INTEREST I HAD AS A CHILD, MAGIC. IT'S ONE BIG MAGIC TRICK. IT'S AN ILLUSION.))
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Creating illusions has won Dean Gates an Emmy for his work on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
The Ferrum College graduate spent the weekend showing students how to help theater goers suspend their disbelief--even give life to an inanimate object.
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((IF YOU LIGHT IT RIGHT. SELECT THE CAMERA ANGELS AND THE SHOTS YOU ARE GOING TO FILM, ALL TOGETHER WITH THE EDITING WITH THE REACTION OF THE OTHER PEOPLE, THE MUSIC AND THE SOUND EFFECTS, YOU'RE CREATING A WHOLE ILLUSION OF REALITY.))
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((NOW THIS IS GOING TO BE DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE AN OLD SCAR.))
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After Ferrum, Gates studied film making at the University of Miami.
He moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, in the 80s to do make-up for slasher horror films.
His next stop was California.
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((IF WE WANT TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A VERY FRESH CUT.))
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((I PAINT IT BLACK AND THAT'S GOING TO GIVE US DEPTH.))
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((I WANT TO POWDER THIS SO IT SETS REALLY WELL.))
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((AND WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK WITH OUR BLOOD-RED COLOR FOR THAT FRESH LOOK.))
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Gates is giving his career a fresh look.
He and his wife Nina Kent, who's also a make up artist, moved to Russell County and started a film company.
They say they'll start their first production, a psychological thriller called "For Better or Worse" this summer.
Gates is hoping to turn his childhood interest in film making into another award winning venture.
Denise Allen News 7.))

55Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Your week is going to get off to a warm start.
Today will be cloudy and breezy with highs in the upper 60s -- afternoon and evening showers are possible.
Skies will clear tonight, and temperatures will be cold - lows will be in the upper 30s.
For tomorrow, expect sunny conditions, but a little cooler.
Highs will be in the low 50s.


8Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Roanoke man was shot and killed last night when police officers answered a 9-1-1 call about a possible beating.
Police say when they arrived at the home, a man met them at the door with a loaded riffle.
But the woman who made the emergency call claims her fiancee Edwin Plunkett never aimed the weapon.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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IN Q=Ed Plunkett was shot
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-M. David Hooper/Roanoke Police Chief; :08
SUPER=01-Billie Patton/Plunkett's Fiancee; :54
SUPER=@Joe1; 1:03
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((Ed Plunkett was shot and killed in the doorway of his home... as officers were attempting to arrest him.
SOT HOOPER
IN Q=The officers told him

((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: THE OFFICERS TOLD HIM HE WAS GOING TO BE ARRESTED FOR THE ASSAULT. HE THEN BACKED UP AND CAME UP WITH A RIFLE IN HIS LEFT HAND. AS HE MOVED HIS RIGHT HAND TO THE TRIGGER OF THE RIFLE, BOTH OFFICERS DREW THEIR WEAPONS SIMULTANEOUSLY AND FIRED.))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=and fired.


Police were called to the home in the 100 block of Cherryhill Circle shortly after six p-m... when a woman dialed 9-1-1 and said she was being beaten.
By the time officers arrived, Billie Patton had run next door and dialed 9-1-1 a second time.
Plunkett's fiancee acknowledges he had been drinking and did pick up the rifle from behind the door, but she says he never pointed the weapon toward the officers.
SOT 11:39:51
IN Q=Over the police officers head

((OVER THE POLICE OFFICERS HEAD, I SAW THE BARREL UP AND MAYBE HE HAD HIS HAND ON THE BOTTOM,. MAYBE HE HAD HIS HAND ON THE TRIGGER, BUT HE NEVER AIMED THE WEAPON, NEVER. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=never aimed the weapon, never.

STAND-UP CLOSE
The two officers will be placed on administrative duty until the police department's investigation is complete.
Then the file will be referred to the commonwealth's attorney for his review.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

8Menengitis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=uva logo


Meningitis has infected three University of Virginia students this school year.
The school's director of student health believes the bacteria could have been spread while students were out for a drink.
Doctor James Turner says two of the three students infected consumed alcohol prior to becoming sick.

8Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
TAPE# common sense
GRAPHIC=common sense


The deadline for filing your taxes is just around the corner.
For those of you due money back, here how to insure a speedy refund.
Len Bestoff reports.
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SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/Brown, Edwards, & Company; :20
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8Dog-Trainer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-10
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Is your canine taking on the human trait of couch potato?
Well here's a way to get him off the sofa and active again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Star City Canine Club opened its new home in Salem yesterday.
Visitors were treated to agility demonstrations.
The dogs literally jumped through hoops, over hurdles and weaved their way through obstacles.
The club also offers obedience lessons for all levels.
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((KAFFA SHANK/STAR CITY CANINE CLUB: WE ALSO WANT TO OFFER TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE WITH THEIR DOGS A VEHICLE FOR TRAINING THEIR DOGS TO A POINT THAT THEY CAN BE COMPETITIVE AND GO ON TO ACHIEVE CERTAIN GOALS THEY SET WITH THEIR DOGS AS FAR AS TITLING.))
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Classes are offered during the week at the club's training building...and are open to the public.
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8Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to cloudy and breezy with highs in the upper 60s.
Afternoon and evening showers are possible.
Skies will clear tonight, with cold temperatures - lows will be in the upper 30s.