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7Fatal-Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-19
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Roanoke County Police are calling a fatal shooting yesterday afternoon, accidental.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday Afternoon;


It happened at about five o'clockon Bent Mountain Road.
Police say 25-year-old David Ray King apparently shot himself in the stomach with a handgun.
Foul play is not suspected.
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((DET. PAUL NEILSON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: AT THIS POINT WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT'S SUSPICIOUS. THE WOUND IS INFLICTED FROM HIM. THERE IS NO CAUSE TO BELIEVE OR REASON TO BELIEVE THAT IT CAME FROM ANOTHER PERSON. .))
SUPER=01-Det. Paul Neilson/Roanoke Co. Police;
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King's body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
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7Ax-county


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-16
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


A short while later, authorities were called back to Bent mountain to investigate a single vehicle accident.
The car, driven by 41- year- old Charles Moore, went over an embankment at the bottom of the Mountain.
Moore and his passenger, 45- year- old Francis Baker Junior of Roanoke were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Both are in serious condition.
Police say alcohol was a factor in the accident.
Charges are pending.
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781-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
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State Police say excessive speed was to blame for a fatal tractor trailer accident an hour later on Interstate 81.
The accident happened two miles north of the Christiansburg exit.
State Police say the truck crossed the median-- and both the north and southbound lanes of traffic-- before striking an embankment.
The driver of the tractor trailer suffered major head injuries.
He was pronounced dead a few hours later at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His name is not being released until his relatives are notified.
State police say he is NOT from Virginia.

7Deane


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-31
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University of Virginia basketball star Harold Dean has become the third Cavalier player to be arrested in the past two months.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;


Dean and four others were arrested early Saturday morning in the parking lot of a club that was hosting a fund-raiser dance.
Police say Dean, and the others were asked to leave the premises, but the junior guard refused, leading to his arrest.
Police say Dean also resisted arrest.
SUPER=04-March 5;


A POTENTIAL U-V-A player is also in trouble.
In March, 19- year- old recruit Melvin Whittaker was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
Whittaker allegedly assaulted a Cavalier football player after a pickup basketball game.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=UVa Seal


And in mid- February two Cavalier freshmen were arrested for shoplifting in a Charlottesville department store.

7Health-Coalitions


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-26
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Virginia businesses now have a new organization helping them secure affordable health care plans for workers.
"The Commonwealth Coalitions on Health" is a statewide cooperative, comprised of groups like the Blue Ridge Regional Health Care Coalition.
In all, "The Commonwealth Coalitions" represents some 150 businesses with more than 100-thousand employees.
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((KIM BARNES/COMMONWEALTH COALITIONS: THE FOCUS IS TO TAKE THE EMPLOYER ENERGY AND CONCERNS ABOUT HEALTH CARE AND LOOK AT WAYS WE CAN WORK WITH THE PROVIDER COMMUNITY TO IMPROVE ACCESS, TO LOWER OR STABILIZE COSTS, AND CERTAINLY TO IMPROVE QUALITY. ))
SUPER=01-Kim Barnes/Commonwealth Coalitions C.E.O.; :
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Barnes says while H-M-O's are still new-- there ARE kinks to be worked out.
But, she believes managed care is much easier for employees-- as their health care is coordinated FOR them.
The Commonwealth Coalitions does have it's own managed care package-- the "Virginia Health Protection Plan."
Barnes spoke recently to the Roanoke Kiwanis Club.
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7Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
The day will begin with sunny skies, but will become cloudy and rainy by the afternoon.
Highs will be in the mid 60s.
Tonight will be windy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Lows will be around 50 degrees.
Tomorrow, expect partly cloudy and windy conditions - highs in the mid to upper 50s.


55Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-16
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Police say alcohol was a factor in a serious car accident last night on Bent Mountain.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


A car, driven by 41- year- old Charles Moore, went over an embankment at about 5:30.
Moore and his passenger, 45- year- old Francis Baker Junior of Roanoke were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Both are in SATISFACTORY condition.
Police say charges are pending.
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55Disabled-Buyers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-21
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For years retailers have overlooked a major market.
But now merchants are realizing disabled consumers have tremendous buying power.
As Denise Allen reports retailers are now targeting this major market.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Susan Knight/Easter Seals; :11
SUPER=01-Scott Ashcraft/Valley View Marketing; :24
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(( Many major retailers are utilizing a once un-tapped market.
Hechts and Wal Mart are two chains in our area that regularly show disabled models in their ads. ((SUSAN KNIGHT/EASTER SEALS: WE'RE BECOMING A VERY AGING POPULATION AND THEREFORE WITH OUR AGING VERY OFTEN THERE COME DISABILITIES. THEY ARE RECOGNIZING THIS IS A MARKET THAT IS NOT LOST. THAT IT IS A VERY VALUABLE MARKET TO THEM.)) ((SCOTT ASHCRAFT/VALLEY VIEW MARKETING: IT'S BEEN ESTIMATED THAT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SPEND AN AVERAGE OR HAVE AN INCOME OF 30-BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. AND THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND AGAIN IT'S NOT ONLY SMART BUSINESS IT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO.))
The American With Disabilities Act and retailers' drive to attract a wider customer base have brought about changes in the shopping environment.
Making store entrances curb-less is one way merchants make their goods more accessible. ((ASHCRAFT: THINGS LIKE BRAILLE LETTERING ON THE RESTROOM AREAS, DIFFERENT MAPS AND BROCHURES, TO GET PEOPLE UPSTAIRS AND DOWN WITH ELEVATORS.)) ((KNIGHT: EVEN IN GROCERY STORES YOU WALK IN AND SEE THE MOTORIZED SCOOTERS WITH THE BASKETS ON THEM. THE ISLES ARE WIDER, THE DOORS ARE WIDER. THERE ARE AUTOMATIC OPENING DOORS.))
Most of these changes have occurred in the last 20 years.
Susan Knight says increased awareness has helped, but she says more improvements still needs to be made if retailers plan to cash in on this growing market.
Denise Allen News 7.))

55Common-Sense


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The clock is ticking.
You have until midnight tonight to file their 19-95 tax returns.
If you're going to be late, Len Besthoff has some advice in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/Brown, Edwards, & Company; :15
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55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Taking a look now at the forecast -
The day will begin with sunny skies, but will become cloudy and rainy by the afternoon.
Highs will be in the mid 60s.
Tonight will be windy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Lows will be around 50 degrees.
Tomorrow, expect partly cloudy and windy conditions - highs in the mid to upper 50s.


8Fatal-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-19
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A weekend fatal shooting in Roanoke County has been ruled accidental.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday Afternoon;


It happened at about five o'clock yesterday afternoon on Bent Mountain Road.
Police say 25-year-old David Ray King apparently shot himself in the stomach with a handgun.
Foul play is not suspected.
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SOT 02:54:34
IN Q=At this point

((DET. PAUL NEILSON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: AT THIS POINT WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT'S SUSPICIOUS. THE WOUND IS INFLICTED FROM HIM. THERE IS NO CAUSE TO BELIEVE OR REASON TO BELIEVE THAT IT CAME FROM ANOTHER PERSON. .))
SUPER=01-Det. Paul Neilson/Roanoke Co. Police;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=another person.
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VO-NAT


King's body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
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8Ax-county


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-16
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


Roanoke County police say alcohol was a factor in an accident that happened a couple hours later on Bent Mountain.
The car, driven by 41- year- old Charles Moore, went over an embankment.
Moore and his passenger, 45- year- old Francis Baker Junior of Roanoke were transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Both are in serious condition.
Police say charges are pending.
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881-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=amo
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Meantime, State Police say excessive speed caused a fatal tractor trailer accident about an hour later on Interstate 81.
The accident happened two miles north of the Christiansburg exit.
State Police say the truck crossed the median-- and both the north and southbound lanes of traffic-- before striking an embankment.
The driver of the tractor trailer suffered major head injuries.
He was pronounced dead a few hours later at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His name is not being released until his relatives are notified.
State police say he is NOT from Virginia.

8Blacksburg-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A 35- year- old Blacksburg man will appear in court today to face charges of malicious wounding.
Lorenza Williams has been arrested for the stabbing of Jimmy Gaither.
It happened at Gaither's home in the Foxridge Apartment complex last night.
Police say Williams went to Gaither's apartment after an alledged argument.
Williams is being held on 10-thousand dollars bond.

8Harold-Deane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-31
GRAPHIC=Deane, Harold


University of Virginia basketball star Harold Deane has had a run in with the law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;


Deane and four others were arrested early Saturday morning in the parking lot of a club that was hosting a fund-raiser dance.
Police say Deane, and the others were asked to leave the premises, but the junior guard refused, leading to his arrest.
Police say Deane also resisted arrest.
SUPER=04-March 5;


A POTENTIAL U-V-A player is also in trouble.
In March, 19- year- old recruit Melvin Whittaker was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
Whittaker allegedly assaulted a Cavalier football player after a pickup basketball game.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=UVa Seal


Two Cavalier freshmen were arrested for shoplifting in a Charlottesville department store in February.

8Valleypointe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-24
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As the weather continues to warm up it's time to start thinking about outdoor fun.
One option is "Valleypointe After Hours."
Its concert series kicks into full swing this Thursday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


This is the sixth year Easter Seals has organized the concert series.
It's the organization's biggest fundraiser.
Concerts are scheduled April through August.
Organizers say the event fills an entertainment need.
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((SUSAN KNIGHT/VALLEYPOINT AFTER HOURS CONCERTS: WE OFFER EXCELLENT BANDS. A NICE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO GET TOGETHER. THEY CAN DANCE. THEY CAN MIX AND MINGLE. FAMILIES COME OUT AND REALLY JUST HAVE A GOOD TIME. WE OFFER FOOD AND SOFT DRINKS CONCESSIONS AS WELL AS SOME ADULT BEVERAGES TOO.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Admission is three dollars for adults and children under 12-get in free.
All the proceeds go to the Easter Seals Society.

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Expect a cloudy day with the chance for rain this afternoon.
Highs will be in the mid 60s.
Tonight will be windy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Lows will be around 50 degrees.
Tomorrow, expect partly cloudy and windy conditions - highs in the mid to upper 50s.