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The cult leader accused of masterminding the deadly gas attack on a Tokyo subway goes on trial,
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and we have a jailhouse interview from the man involved in Sunday's deadly police chase. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

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Police-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-31
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The man charged after a police chase and deadly accident is speaking out from jail.
21 year old Scott Allman says he's sorry for what happened but still blames police.
Ron Jones reports.
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((VOICE OF SCOTT ALLMAN: BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST ANOTHER. I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST THAT GUY TIM McVIEGH. THE HATED GUY IN OKLAHOMA CITY. I FEEL LIKE I'M THE HATED GUY OF ROANOKE.))
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Allman cried throughout the interview saying he has led a confused and troubled life.
It came to head on Sunday when he led police on a twelve mile high speed chase that ultimately claimed the life of a Vinton family and put Allman's wife, who was a passenger in his car, in the hospital.
When asked why he ran from police.
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((THE REASON WHY I RAN IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE WITH MY WIFE. OKAY IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SO MUCH ENOUGH TO DIE FOR HIM LIKE I DO TO MY WIFE.))
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Allman says he didn't want to go to jail-- plus he says he had a bunch of outstanding warrants against him.
Moments before the fatal crash officers say they slowed down and called off the chase-- Allman says...
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((YES, THEY SLOWED DOWN TO ABOUT 25 MILE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.))
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When asked why he kept going?
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((I DON'T KNOW... I COULDN'T TELL YOU.))
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BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
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((I DON'T BLAME THESE PEOPLE FOR BEING UPSET. BUT I'M JUST A 21 YEAR OLD, ADULT, OR BOY. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THAT'S BEEN TRYING TO GET HELP SINCE HE WAS A KID.))
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What about his pending court case and his feelings about the family that was killed.
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((I JUST AM REALLY SORRY. I MEAN... I'M 21. I' JUST WISH THEY JUST GIVE ME THE LOW MAXIMUM SENTENCE.))
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Allman also believes the police shouldn't have chased him for tinted windows.
But during the interview Allman contradicted himself and said if he had to do all over again-- he would pull over.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

Boty-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A 24- year- old woman was killed yesterday in a single- vehicle accident.
Patricia Ann White of Low Moor was driving along route 2-20, just south of route 6-22 in Botetourt county.
Authorities say her car ran off the left side of the road, went over an embankment, struck a tree, and overturned.
White was partially ejected from the vehicle-- and died at the scene.
Since thunderstorms were moving through the region at the time-- authorities believe the accident may have been weather- related.


Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-30
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Two teenagers and a 20 year old from Roanoke narrowly escaped serious injury when they were shot outside a public housing complex yesterday.
Len Besthoff reports rounding up the suspects proved almost as dangerous for Roanoke police.
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(( Police say at one point as many as FIVE people were firing handguns outside this home in the Bluestone Park public housing complex.
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((KEITH GOODRICH/EYEWITNESS: FIRST I HEARD FIGHTING...FIRST THERE'S FIGHTING THEN THEY START SHOOTING, THEN I WENT IN THE HOUSE. MY BROTHER AND I WENT UP IN THE HOUSE. How many shots did you hear? GOODRICH: OH 15, BOUT 15, 13, SOMETHING LIKE THAT IT WAS A WHOLE LOTTA SHOTS.))
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The shootout left 17 year old Aaron Reynolds and his friend, 20 year old William Campbell, with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and thigh.
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((POLICE DISPATCH: I HAVE A MAN THAT'S BEEN SHOT IN THE LEG.))
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A 16 year old made it to his Hanover Avenue home and then told police HE was also shot in the incident.
The shooting apparently had something to do with revenge for a previous fight involving Aaron Reynold's sister.
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((STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE STANDING OUT BASICALLY WATCHING THIS PHYSICAL ALTERCATION AND THEN AFTER A WHILE JUST GUNFIRE ERUPTED. ))
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After separate automobile and foot pursuits police found five of the alleged culprits.
But three of them were a little hard to get to, since they had a pit bull terrier with them. Nat Sot w/ dog
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Eventually an animal control officer separated the group from the dog, and they may have found one of the handguns involved.
So far five people have been charged with malicious wounding, two of them juveniles.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Goetz


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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New York subway gunman Bernhard Goetz has been ordered to pay 43 million dollars to one of the four black men he shot in 19-84.
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A jury ruled yesterday that Goetz acted recklessly and without justification in shooting Darrell Cabey (Kay-bee).
The chances of Cabey (Kay-bee) ever collecting are slight.
Both sides say that Goetz's legal bills have left the 48-year-old self-employed electronics expert with little money.
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ASAHARA


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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;


Armed guards surround the Tokyo courthouse this morning for the start of the trial of Shoko Asahara.
SUPER=@File;


The cult leader is being tried on charges connected to last year's nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.
He declined to enter a plea.
Twelve people died and more than five thousand were sickened.
More than 12-thousand people signed up for a lottery to get a seat in the courtroom for what is being called Japan's trial of the century.
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1-Sports


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In sports --
The Hornets' head coach calls it quits.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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SUPER=13-Ted Beindorf/Designer;



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Students


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Three fifth-graders at Heritage Elementary School in Lynchburg have been suspended for a year for bringing marijuana to school.
Officials say the kids were not dealing or using the drugs, but the chairman of the school board says the punishment is standard policy for drug offenses in school.
Police were notified of the incident when it occurred in February -- but prosecutors say NO charges have been filed against the children.

School-Lawsuit


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-33
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A 16- year- old Henry county boy is is trying to get back into school after he was expelled for violating the weapons policy.
Kimberly McBroom has that story.
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(( Brian Wood was spending his Sophomore year at Bassett High School as an active member of the band and wrestling team.
He was about to be inducted into the National Honor Society-- and his family says he'd never gotten into trouble.
But a field trip to the Henry County jail changed his life.
It was during that trip that Wood realized he'd left this five- inch pocket knife in his jeans.
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((BRIAN WOOD: FOR SOMETHING I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I HAD-- AND THEN TO EXPEL ME FOR A YEAR FROM SCHOOL-- I FEEL THAT'S UNFAIR. ))
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After a hearing April fourth, Brian was expelled for violating the county's weapons policy.
His family then filed suit against the school board and its superintendent-- believing Brian's punishment was too harsh.
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((LAVONNE WOOD/BRIAN'S MOTHER: I DIDN'T FEEL LIKE HE GOT A REAL HEARING. I DON'T FEEL LIKE ANYONE REALLY LISTENED OR CARED ABOUT WHAT THIS WAS DOING TO HIM. ))
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Pre- Pro here
The policy states it will expel any student who has brought a firearm or destructive device onto school property or to a school-sponsored activity. End Pre-Pro
But the Woods' attorney says Brian was denied due process at the school board hearing-- and says the system is trying to make an example of him.
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((REID YOUNG/WOOD'S ATTORNEY: WE DON'T CARE THAT HE WENT TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. HE'S GOING TO BE THE EXAMPLE BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT THAT HE INADVERTENTLY LEFT THIS KNIFE IN HIS POCKET. ))
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Standup here
Meanwhile the school superintendent wouldn't comment-- and the school board's attorney did not return our phone calls.
As for Brian Wood-- he says he just wants to finish the school year he started.
A hearing planned for next Monday will determine whether he gets to do that.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Lewis-Gale


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Hospital


In Virginia, one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some time in their lives.
To help improve those statistics, there's another breast-care option for women in the region.
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It's Lewis-Gale's Breast Center, offering equipment and specialists all housed in once place.
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((DR. BOB WILLIAMS/LEWIS GALE SURGEON: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST IMPROVEMENT IS THE EFFICIENCY. IT WON'T TAKE AS ALONG A TIME FOR A WOMAN TO BE EVALUATED, IF SHE HAS A MAMMOGRAPHIC ABNORMALITY IN HER BREAST SHE'LL HAVE THE OPTION OF BEING ABLE TO SEE A DOCTOR THAT DAY TO HAVE THAT EVALUATED, AND TO HAVE THE VARIOUS OPTIONS DISCUSSED WITH HER. ))
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The new center also offers state-of the art imaging and diagnostic equipment.
The earlier breast cancer is caught, the more likely it is to be cured.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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Turning now to sports --
Detroit and St. Louis are a win away from advancing to the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A jailhouse interview from the suspect involved in Sunday's deadly police chase.
Scott Allman believes the police shouldn't have chased him, but says he should have pulled over.
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VO-NAT


Gunfire erupts outside a Roanoke public housing complex injuring three people.
Police report as many as five people were firing handguns.
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And cult leader Shoko Asahara is on trial in Tokyo for the subway gassing that killed a dozen people and wounded more than five thousand.
The case, which has been dubbed the "Trial of the Century," in Japan, is expected to take years.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday April 24th.
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Cult-leader


ANCHOR=Melanie
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In Tokyo this morning security is tight for what is being called the trial of the century.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Cult leader Shoko Asahara is being tried on charges connected to last year's nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system.
He declined to enter a plea.
Twelve people died and more than five thousand were sickened.
If convicted, Asahara could face death by hanging.
But the trial is expected to take years, with long dry spells between sessions.
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Espionage


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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;


A Navy machinist is being held on suspicion of espionage.
F-B-I sources say Kurt Lessenthien (LES'-ihn-theen) tried to sell top secret information to an undercover agent posing as a foreign spy.
The Navy says it received a confidential tip that Lessenthien was wanting to sell top secret information.
Officials say no classified information was ever leaked.
Lessenthien trains crews for Nuclear submarines in Orlando, Florida.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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President Clinton today is expected to put his signature to the anti-terrorism bill he proposed after last year's Oklahoma City bombing.
He'll sign the measure even though Congress didn't pass as tough a bill as he wanted.


Salem-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Salem Seal


It appears the city of Salem is leaning toward a new visitors center.
That was one of the main topics at last night's city council candidates forum.
Scott Prince reports.
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(( Political stumping took center stage-- on the auditorium stage-- of Salem High School.
Incumbents Alex Brown and Howard Packett are seeking re- election, while Harry Haskins, John Moore and Steve Smeltzer are looking for a first term in office.
One of the hot topics-- a Salem visitors bureau.
A proposal is already on the table to use the Civic Center as a site... a plan that has all five candidates cautious yet optimistic.
Right now the Salem- Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce acts as a pseudo- visitors center-- assisting passerbys and new residents.
Salem is also part of the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
All of the candidates feel that funding should continue. Standup
For all of the debate and discussion on the visitors center, there are other issues in Salem.
Citizens here expressed concerns over potential tax increases and industrial growth.
These issues could prove vital come election time as candidates now have less than three weeks to get their views across.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Salem.))

Bedford-Couple


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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A Bedford couple who collected mementos of their archaeological trips to Israel was stunned last week when U.S. Customs agents confiscated their artifacts.
Customs officials acting on a request from the Israeli government seized boxes of pottery fragments, ancient coins, glass and documents from Diane and Gregory Hobson.
Israeli law prohibits the removal of any artifacts without permission.
Greg Hobson -- who describes himself as an avid amateur archaeologist -- says the items were collected from scrap heaps already sifted through by researchers.
He guesses the mementos are worth no more than 300 dollars.


3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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In sports --
Virginia Tech FINALLY got to play West Virginia yesterday, after a bit of a delay.
Mike Stevens tells us about the holdup.
Good morning Mike.
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Allman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Scott Allman


The man charged after a police chase and deadly accident in Roanoke County is comparing himself to Timothy McVeigh.
21 year old Scott Allman is speaking out from jail, and Ron Jones has his story.
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SOT 03:38:39

((VOICE OF SCOTT ALLMAN: BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST ANOTHER. I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST THAT GUY TIM McVIEGH. THE HATED GUY IN OKLAHOMA CITY. I FEEL LIKE I'M THE HATED GUY OF ROANOKE.))
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Allman cried throughout the interview saying he has led a confused and troubled life.
It came to head on Sunday when he led police on a twelve mile high speed chase that ultimately claimed the life of a Vinton family and put Allman's wife, who was a passenger in his car, in the hospital.
When asked why he ran from police.
SOT 03:46:34

((THE REASON WHY I RAN IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE WITH MY WIFE. OKAY IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY SO MUCH ENOUGH TO DIE FOR HIM LIKE I DO TO MY WIFE.))
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Allman says he didn't want to go to jail-- plus he says he had a bunch of outstanding warrants against him.
Moments before the fatal crash officers say they slowed down and called off the chase-- Allman says...
SOT 03:37:44

((YES, THEY SLOWED DOWN TO ABOUT 25 MILE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.))
RUNS=:04


When asked why he kept going?
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((I DON'T KNOW... I COULDN'T TELL YOU.))
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BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 03:42:14

((I DON'T BLAME THESE PEOPLE FOR BEING UPSET. BUT I'M JUST A 21 YEAR OLD, ADULT, OR BOY. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THAT'S BEEN TRYING TO GET HELP SINCE HE WAS A KID.))
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What about his pending court case and his feelings about the family that was killed.
SOT :03:43:45

((I JUST AM REALLY SORRY. I MEAN... I'M 21. I' JUST WISH THEY JUST GIVE ME THE LOW MAXIMUM SENTENCE.))
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Allman also believes the police shouldn't have chased him for tinted windows.
But during the interview Allman contradicted himself and said if he had to do all over again-- he would pull over.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
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A Low Moor woman is dead following a single-vehicle accident yesterday.
24- year- old Patricia Ann White was driving along route 220, just south of route 622 in Botetourt county.
Authorities say her car ran off the left side of the road, went over an embankment, struck a tree, and overturned.
White was partially ejected from the vehicle-- and died at the scene.
Since thunderstorms were moving through the region at the time-- authorities believe the accident may have been weather- related.


Roanoke-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Three people narrowly escaped serious injury during a shooting outside a Roanoke public housing complex yesterday.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Keith Goodrich/Eyewitness; :10
SUPER=01-Stan Smith/Roanoke Police; :45
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(( Police say at one point as many as FIVE people were firing handguns outside this home in the Bluestone Park public housing complex.
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SOT 13:44:53 DENNIS TAPE
IN Q=First I heard

((KEITH GOODRICH/EYEWITNESS: FIRST I HEARD FIGHTING...FIRST THERE'S FIGHTING THEN THEY START SHOOTING, THEN I WENT IN THE HOUSE. MY BROTHER AND I WENT UP IN THE HOUSE. How many shots did you hear? GOODRICH: OH 15, BOUT 15, 13, SOMETHING LIKE THAT IT WAS A WHOLE LOTTA SHOTS.))
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The shootout left 17 year old Aaron Reynolds and his friend, 20 year old William Campbell, with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and thigh.
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((POLICE DISPATCH: I HAVE A MAN THAT'S BEEN SHOT IN THE LEG.))
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A 16 year old made it to his Hanover Avenue home and then told police HE was also shot in the incident.
The shooting apparently had something to do with revenge for a previous fight involving Aaron Reynold's sister.
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SOT 14:03:18 DENNIS TAPE
IN Q=All these

((STAN SMITH/ROANOKE POLICE: ALL THESE PEOPLE WERE STANDING OUT BASICALLY WATCHING THIS PHYSICAL ALTERCATION AND THEN AFTER A WHILE JUST GUNFIRE ERUPTED. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=gunfire erupted.


After separate automobile and foot pursuits police found five of the alleged culprits.
But three of them were a little hard to get to, since they had a pit bull terrier with them. Nat Sot w/ dog
RUNS=:05


Eventually an animal control officer separated the group from the dog, and they may have found one of the handguns involved.
So far five people have been charged with malicious wounding, two of them juveniles.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Heritage-Students


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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Three fifth-graders who brought marijuana to Heritage Elementary School in Lynchburg have been suspended for a year.
Officials say the kids were not dealing or using the drugs, but the chairman of the school board says the punishment is standard policy for drug offenses in school.
Police were notified of the incident when it occurred in February -- but prosecutors say NO charges have been filed against the children.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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In sports -- -
San Diego played without the National League's top two hitters and still won its third in a row at Florida.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==6/Pittsburgh/==2//San Diego/==7/Florida/==2;
SUPER=92-Colorado/==4/Chi Cubs/==3//Los Angeles/==3/Atlanta/==2;
SUPER=92-Houston/==8/San Francisco/==4//Montreal/=12/St. Louis/=11;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/==8/Cincinnati/==6;



SUPER=91-Minnesota/==8/Boston/==6//White Sox/==6/Texas/==5;
SUPER=91-Oakland/==9/Milwaukee/==6//Kansas City/==5/NY Yankees/==2;
SUPER=91-Cleveland/==9/Baltimore/==8;





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