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7Roanoke-Chase

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TAPE# 96-26
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A family of three is dead after being caught in the middle of a high speed police chase through Roanoke County.
Denise Allen reports.
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(( The chase ended here, at the intersection of Plantation and Williamson Road.
Police were apparently chasing the driver of this blue car, 21 year old Scott Carlton Allman of Roanoke.
Witnesses say Allman ran a red light, then broad sided this black Monte Carlo.
Lori Mason of Vinton was thrown from the Monte Carlo and died at the scene.
Thomas Faucher,Jr, was also killed.
Six week old Joleen Faucher was also thrown from the car.
Police say the chase began in the 5000 block of Franklin Road.
It then continued to Hershberger Road and on to Plantation.
Witnesses say the speeds during the chase exceeded 80 miles per hour.
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((SHEPHERD: WE HEARD THE SIRENS COMING UP THE STREET AND THEN I NOTICED THE BLUE VEHICLE FLYING DOWN THE ROAD. THEN I NOTICED RIGHT BEHIND HIM WAS A ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE OFFICER FOLLOWING HIM.))
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The end result of the chase was a four car collision.
Life Guard 10 was called in to transport a passenger out of the suspect's car to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Her condition is not being released.
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((DANNY SNIDER/HOLLINS FIRE AND RESCUE: WE'VE GOT THE JAWS OF LIF OVER HERE. WE HAD TO CUT OUT THE WINDSHIELD POST AND THE POST BEHIND THE DOOR AND ROLL THE TOP BACK TO GAIN ACCESS.))
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Police say the accident and the chase are under investigation.
Witnesses say they're anxious to find out what that investigation uncovers.
They want to know why the chase had to end with death.
Denise Allen News 7, Roanoke County.))
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Six- week- old Joleen Faucher died late last night at Community Hospital.
Police say Allman hit a vehicle on Hershberger Road prior to the fatal accident.
The driver of that car was apparently uninjured.
Allman is being charged with attempting to elude police, hit and run, and driving on a suspended license.
Additional charges are pending.
The father of Thomas Faucher tells News 7 he will speak to his lawyer concerning the accident and plans to take legal action against the police.

7Monument


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TAPE# 96-21
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An eight foot guardian angel is now watching over the city of Danville.
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The marble statue, erected in memory of all survivors and victims of child abuse, was unveiled yesterday at Highland Burial Park.
Ann Worley, herself a survivor of abuse, began her crusade after hearing about the deaths of Michael and Alex Smith of South Carolina.
The two young boys were killed when their mother drove her car into a lake.
More than a hundred residents and local dignitaries were on hand to witness the unveiling.
Speakers, including Worley, encouraged the community to do what it can to prevent abuse.
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((ANN WORLEY/ABUSE SURVIVOR:GOD HAD GAVE ME A MISSION AND THERE WAS NO TURNING BACK, EACH VICTIM'S PAIN BECAME A PART OF ME AND I WAS DETERMINED TO DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO STOP THIS VIOLENCE.))
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The guardian angel was made in Italy.
It took Worley a year and a half of fundraising to make her dream a reality.
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7Ground-Breaking


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TAPE# 96-28
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In other news from Danville, a new addition is in the works for a private school.
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Dozens gathered at Sacred Heart School last week for a ground breaking ceremony.
To keep up with increasing enrollment, the Catholic school is expanding.
Plans include building a new gym and eight new classrooms.
The current facility was built in 1966 and has already expanded twice.
Construction on the new addition is expected to be complete by the year 2- thousand one.
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7Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny and warm, with highs in the low 80s.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with lows around 60.
Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and breezy with afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 70s.

55Chase


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A Vinton family of three is dead after getting caught in the path of a high speed police chase yesterday.
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Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Faucher Junior and 36-year-old Lori Mason were killed when the car being pursued struck their car.
Their six week old daughter Joleen was thrown from her car seat and died late last night at Community Hospital. Police have charged 21-year-old Scott Allman with felony hit and run, felony failure to stop for police and driving on a suspended license.
Allman was not seriously injured.
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55React


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Police pursuits and high speed chases have been the subject of much controversy throughout the nation.
And in our area, this is the second police pursuit to end with an accident in less than two months.
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Last month a high speed car chase started in Bedford County and ended dramatically in Roanoke.
Authorities from several jurisdictions were in hot pursuit of 22- year- old Sean Michael Love who was wanted for attempted murder in Prince George County.
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During yesterday's pursuit other drivers say they were terrified as police cars rushed by them.
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((SUSAN MARKHAM/WITNESS: WHAT FLASHED THROUGH MY MIND WAS THAT LITTLE CHILD SITTING THERE KNOWING THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN HIM IT COULD HAVE BEEN US. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY, THE VICTIMS THAT GOT KILLED. IT COULD HAVE BEEN HIM. MELISA ANDREWS/WITNESS: AND WHEN THEY CAME DOWN THROUGH THAT INTERSECTION, IF IT HAPPENED, IT WAS TERRIBLE. MY SON WAS SITTING BESIDE ME, HE WAS WHITE AS A GHOST.))
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And while some motorists believe that police chases cause more harm then good, other drivers say citizens should give police the benefit of the doubt.
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((GLEN MARKHAM/WITNESS: I THINK IT WAS A VERY TOUGH CALL FOR THE POLICE OFFICERS TO MAKE ON A CALL LIKE THAT. ONE MINUTE I THINK, WELL THEY THEY DIDN'T NEED TO DO THIS AT A VERY HIGH SPEED AND THEN, THE NEXT MINUTE I'M NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL. YOU HAVE TO PUT FAITH AND TRUST AND HOPE THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. ))
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The father of Thomas Faucher tells News 7 he will speak to his lawyer concerning the accident and plans to take legal action against the police department.

55Route-58


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TAPE# 96-23
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The Virginia Department of Transporation is ready to make improvements on Route 58.
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V-DOT says the transportation board has approved design plans in Lee, Grayson, and Mecklenburg Counties, and V-DOT is beginning to acquire the right of way.
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And continued progress on improvements to Route 58 is assured in the new budget approved by the General Assembly, which includes 40 MILLION dollars for each year of the biennium approved by Governor Allen.
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Route 58 is the single longest road in Virginia.
It stretches more than 500 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to Kentucky.
Much of it though, has just two lanes.

55Common-Sense


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In this week's Common Sense, some advice for investors.
Len Besthoff reports.
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55Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be partly sunny and warm, with highs in the low 80s.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with lows around 60.

8Chase


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Roanoke County police say a Vinton couple and their six-week-old daughter were killed when a car being chased by police struck their vehicle.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Faucher Junior and 36-year-old Lori Mason were killed in yesterday crash.
Their infant daughter Joleen was thrown from her car seat and died late last night at Community Hospital. Police have charged 21-year-old Scott Allman with felony hit and run, felony failure to stop for police and driving on a suspended license.
Allman was not seriously injured.
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8React


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# edit of 96-29
GRAPHIC=none


Police pursuits and high speed chases have been the subject of much controversy throughout the nation.
In our area, this is the second police pursuit to end with an accident in less than two months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month;


Last month a high speed car chase started in Bedford County and ended dramatically in Roanoke.
Authorities from several jurisdictions were in hot pursuit of 22- year- old Sean Michael Love who was wanted for attempted murder in Prince George County.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


During yesterday's pursuit other drivers say they were terrified as police cars rushed by them.
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((SUSAN MARKHAM/WITNESS: WHAT FLASHED THROUGH MY MIND WAS THAT LITTLE CHILD SITTING THERE KNOWING THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN HIM IT COULD HAVE BEEN US. MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY, THE VICTIMS THAT GOT KILLED. IT COULD HAVE BEEN HIM. MELISA ANDREWS/WITNESS: AND WHEN THEY CAME DOWN THROUGH THAT INTERSECTION, IF IT HAPPENED, IT WAS TERRIBLE. MY SON WAS SITTING BESIDE ME, HE WAS WHITE AS A GHOST.))
SUPER=01-Susan Markham/Witness;
SUPER=01-Melissa Andrews/Witness; :12
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And while some motorists believe that police chases cause more harm then good, other drivers say citizens should give police the benefit of the doubt.
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((GLEN MARKHAM/WITNESS: I THINK IT WAS A VERY TOUGH CALL FOR THE POLICE OFFICERS TO MAKE ON A CALL LIKE THAT. ONE MINUTE I THINK, WELL THEY THEY DIDN'T NEED TO DO THIS AT A VERY HIGH SPEED AND THEN, THE NEXT MINUTE I'M NOT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL. YOU HAVE TO PUT FAITH AND TRUST AND HOPE THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. ))
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The father of Thomas Faucher tells News 7 he will speak to his lawyer concerning the accident and plans to take legal action against the police department.

8Wiley


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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-24
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Cuts in corporate and government funding, as well as the death of a major benefactor have dealt the Roanoke Symphony a financial setback,
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But as the Symphony welcomes a new conductor, officials say the future looks bright.
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Last week, the symphony ended a two- year search as it named David Wiley its new music director.
Though the death of Marian Via and cutbacks in corporate and government funding have strained the budget, symphony officials say they have weathered the downturn.
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((BRIGGS ANDREWS/SYMPHONY PRESIDENT: WE'VE TAKEN THE FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH OF CUTTING BACK ON THE THINGS WE'VE DONE, BUT KEEPING THE QUALITY UP. SO WE'VE DONE FEWER PERFORMANCES, BUT WE'VE MADE SURE WE HAVE THE RIGHT NUMBER OF REHEARSALS AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE PERFORMING AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT IN THE FUTURE, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE THE FINANCES.))
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Symphony officials hope David Wiley's musicianship, enthusiasm and sense of humor will help expand their audience.

8Star-Trek


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TAPE# edit of 96-34
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It's been almost three decades since Star Trek debuted.
It has since evolved from a failed television series into a multi-million dollar media empire.
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Cancelled after only 79 episodes, the original series eventually spawned three more shows, seven movies, countless books, and millions of devoted fans.
Yesterday, a group of these fans gathered at the Roanoke Civic Center for the second annual Trek- O- Rama.
The event features films, bloopers, and plenty other merchandise.
Today, Trek- O- Rama moves to the Holiday Inn Select in Lynchburg.
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8Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast - Today is going to be partly sunny and warm, with highs in the low 80s.