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Coming up on News 7, a high speed chase in Roanoke County results in an accident that kills three people,
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and Secretary of State Warren Christopher continues his peace efforts in the Middle East. wx-head
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Stay with us. News 7 Mornin' is next.


Roanoke-Chase


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A Vinton couple and their baby daughter died following a high speed chase in Roanoke County yesterday.
Police say it all started when they tried to pull a car over for a routine traffic stop.
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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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.

Tornado


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Two children are dead and some 50 people injured after a tornado touched down in Western Arkansas this morning.
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The twister struck Fort Smith, a city of 73-thousand on the Oklahoma border.
Police say the downtown area suffered extensive damage.
Officials also say there are lots of reports of damage in nearby Van Buren.
Power has been knocked out to much of the area, making it more difficult to recover from the storm.
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Warren-Christopher


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Fighting has died down a bit today between Israel and Shiite Muslim guerillas in Lebanon as U-S Secretary of State Warren Christopher continues his peace efforts.
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Christopher is in Damascus, Syria meeting with President Hafez Al-Assad following a meeting earlier with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
Christopher is waiting to hear what the Hezbollah want in return for ending its conflict with Israel.
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Clinton


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President Clinton returned to Washington late last night.. ending a seven day trip to South Korea, Japan, and Russia.
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Yesterday the President meet with Russsian President Boris Yeltsin for five hours.
The two discussed a variety of issues including the present troubles in the Middle-East.
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Mr. Clinton and Vice-President Gore will help mark the 26th annual Earth Day today, with a visit to a park outside Washington that was heavily damaged during winter flooding.
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1-Sports


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The Chicago Bulls continue to stampede ahead.
Roy Stanley has highlights of yesterday's win in sports.
Good morning Roy.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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BELL-ATLANTIC


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Sources say directors of Bell Atlantic and Nynex have agreed to merge, creating a phone-company second only to A-T-and-T in size.
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A formal statement is expected today.
The company would control phone lines in 13 northeast states, including Virginia.
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Route-58


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Route 58 is set to be improved by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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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.

Common-Sense


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Time for another edition of Common Sense.
This week, Len Besthoff has some advice for investors.
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2-scores


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The Chicago Bulls have closed the N-B-A regular season with their 72nd win 103-to-93 over Washington.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-New York/122/Boston/111//Philadelphia/109/Toronto/105;
SUPER=96-Dallas/103/San Antonio/=98//Denver/=99/Seattle/=88;
SUPER=96-Houston/118/Phoenix/110//Orlando/103/Charlotte/100;
SUPER=96-Atlanta/104/Miami/=92//Vancouver/108/LA Clippers/101;
SUPER=96-Detroit/108/Milwaukee/=92//Sacramento/107/Golden State/100;
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SUPER=103-NY Rangers/==2/Montreal/==1//Winnipeg/==4/Detroit/==1;
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Two-Larry


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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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.
The father of one of the victims is now considering legal action against the police department.
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A storm breeding deadly tornadoes is working its way across Arkansas.
Police say a twister killed two children and injured at least 50 early this morning in the Fort Smith area along the Oklahoma border.
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Sources say Bell Atlantic and Nynex will announce a merger today which would create a company connecting 38- million phone lines from Maine to Virginia.
It would also go down as the second-biggest merger in U-S history.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday April 22nd.
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Roanoke-Chase


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A Vinton couple and their baby daughter died following a high speed chase in Roanoke County yesterday.
Police say it all started when they tried to pull a car over for a routine traffic stop.
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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stand up 6:06:35
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.

BAD-WEATHER


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A deadly tornado roared through western Arkansas this morning killing two children and injuring dozens.
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The twister struck Fort Smith, a city of 73-thousand on the Oklahoma border.
Police say the downtown suffered extensive damage.
Officials also say there are lots of reports of damage in nearby Van Buren.
Power has been knocked out to much of the area, making it more difficult to recover from the storm.
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Christopher


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Fighting has died down a bit today between Israel and Shiite Muslim guerillas in Lebanon but it hasn't stopped.
Israeli warplanes, artillery and gunboats continue to target suspected guerrilla activity.
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U-S Secretary of state Warren Christopher is confident a cease fire can be reached as he meets today with Syrian President Hafez Al-Assad.
Earlier today he sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
Christopher is waiting to hear what the Hezbollah want in return for ending its conflict with Israel.
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Bill-Clinton


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President Clinton returned to Washington late last night.. ending a seven day trip to South Korea, Japan, and Russia.
SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;


Yesterday the President meet with Russsian President Boris Yeltsin for five hours.
The two discussed a variety of issues including the present troubles in the middle-east.
SUPER=03-C & O Canal;


Mr. Clinton and Vice-President Gore will help mark the 26th annual Earth Day today, with a visit to a park outside Washington that was heavily damaged during winter flooding.
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PLANE-CRASH


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In Murray, Utah yesterday a pilot crash-landed on top of a tree and a video store..and walked away.
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Police say it was part luck and the cool nerves of the 25- year- old pilot that saved the woman.
They say she knew resting a plane on treetops is often a safe way to go when power is lost.
So... that's what she did.
But she did need some help getting down.
The pilot was in stable condition last night with only cuts to her face.
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3-Sports


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In sports -- Roy Stanley has highlights of the Goody's 500.
Good morning Roy.
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Three-Larry


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Chase


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Roanoke County police say a Vinton couple and their six-week-old daughter died when a car being chased by police struck their car.
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Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Faucher Junior and 36-year-old Lori Mason were killed in yesterday afternoon's crash.
Their 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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React


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Police say Faucher's car wasn't the only one hit during the high speed chase.
They say Allman hit a car on Hershberger Road prior to the fatal accident.
The driver of that car was apparently uninjured.
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.

merger


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The Nynex Corporation and Bell Atlantic are expected to formally announce plans to merge this morning.
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The new corporation, to be called Bell Atlantic, would serve telephone customers from Maine to Virginia.
If the deal goes through it would be the second largest merger in U-S history.
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Monument


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Survivors and victims of child abuse were remembered yesterday in Danville.
It was there-- a guardian angel was unveiled in their memory.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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The Danville grandmother began her crusade after hearing the story of Michael and Alex Smith of South Carolina.
The two young boys were killed when their mother sent her car rolling into a lake.
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((ANN WORLEY/ABUSE SURVIVOR: EVERY NEWS STORY OF VICTIMS TORE MY HEART APART, SO MY MISSION TO HELP STOP THESE HORRIBLE CRIMES OVERWHELMED ME AND AS VICTIM OF CHILD ABUSE AND RAPE MYSELF, I COULD NOT CONTINUE TO SHUT MYSELF OFF FROM OTHERS WHO NEEDED MY HELP. ))
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The guardian angel, which now watches over the city from inside Highland Burial Park, arrived in style.
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More than a hundred residents and local dignitaries turned out for the unveiling-- which included numerous speakers. 20:55:28
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((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE VICE-MAYOR:IT BEHOOVES US NEVER TO BE SHORT, NEVER TO BE QUICK AND BLUNT WITH THOSE LITTLE MINDS AND THOSE LITTLE BODIES, BECAUSE OUT OF THAT GROUP WILL GROW UP THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW. ))
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Now that Ann Worley has realized one dream, she's determined to fulfill another.
That's to continue spreading words of encouragement and support to all survivors and victims of abuse.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

4-scores


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In Carolina League action -- the Hillcats lost to Kinston yesterday.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Oakland/==6/White Sox/==5//Seattle/==9/Toronto/==5;
SUPER=91-California/==6/Detroit/==5;



SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==4/St. Louis/==2//Montreal/==9/Pittsburgh/==4;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==6/NY Mets/==4//San Francisco/==7/Chi Cubs/==6;
SUPER=92-Houston/==7/Cincinnati/==5//San Diego/==2/Atlanta/==1;
SUPER=92-Florida/==5/Los Angeles/==4;


COLORS


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Before we go -- the Roanoke City Market was a little more colorful yesterday.
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People from 36 countries gathered to share their cultures for the sixth annual Local Colors celebration.
Visitors sampled food, music and bought crafts from around the world.
Organizer Pearl Fu says the festival is one way to unite all the people of Roanoke.
And that's it for News 7 Mornin.'
Have a great day. plus pad :20 (----------------)