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HEADLINES

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Ahead on News 7 Mornin', a riot this morning at a Hong Kong detention camp,
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and two military helicopters crash in North Carolina. wx-head
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Stick around. News 7 Mornin' is next.

Chopper-Crash


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Military officials report the crash of two Marine Corps helicopters at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
An Army spokesman says the two craft collided early this morning and went down in a wooded area of the Marine training camp.
He says there is no word on any injuries or fatalities, but search and rescue operations are under way.

Vietnamese-riots


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A massive search is underway in Hong Kong.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


Two hundred Vietnamese asylum seekers escaped from a detention camp today.
The detainees withstood thousands of rounds of tear gas.
Some set buildings on fire as they fled.
More than 30-thousand boat people are in Asian camps, left over from the waves of asylum-seekers who fled after the end of the Vietnam War.
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Druckenmiller


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPEedit of #96-25
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Former Virginia Tech football player George Del Ricco got a graduation present two days early.
Montgomery County general district Judge Thomas Frith yesterday dismissed assault and battery charges against the linebacker, AND quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


No one saw if Druckenmiller threw a punch in a fight outside a Blacksburg bar.
After the judge threw out the case for lack of evidence, Druckenmiller said as a prominent college football player, he was an easy target.
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SOT 18:22:29
IN Q=it comes

((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/VA TECH QUARTERBACK: IT COMES WITH THE POSITION THAT WE'RE IN. I ENJOY GOING OUT THERE ON SATURDAYS AND PLAYING, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES LIKE WATCHING ME. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Va. Tech Quarterback;
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OUT Q=watching me
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VO-NAT


Out of a parade of witnesses who saw co-defendant Chris Bishock and his brother beating Sean Elko, only one could testify to seeing Del Ricco throw a punch, and that was Elko.
The judge said he believed Del Ricco may have hit Elko, but because he wasn't convinced beyond a reasonable doubt he had to dismiss the charges.
Judge Frith certified malicious wounding charges against Bishock to the grand jury.
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Phillips


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-28
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Iron Gate Police Officer Jim Phillips lost another round in court.
Yesterday, a judge rejected his appeal and convicted him of reckless driving.
Joe Dashiell reports from Fincastle.
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IN Q=On the morning of March 1st
SUPER=03-Iron Gate/File Tape; :00
SUPER=07-Dennis Dew; :14
SUPER=01-Jim Phillips/Iron Gate Police Officer; :33
SUPER=01-Judge George Honts/Botetourt Co. Circuit Court; :52
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OUT Q=JD News 7 Fincastle


((On the morning of March 1st, Jim Phillips was pursuing a motorist he believed was driving with a suspended license.
Along a narrow stretch of US 220 in Botetourt County, he crossed a double yellow line to pass a slow- moving truck.
SOT DENNIS DEW #1 17:41:29
IN Q=He jumped out

((HE JUMPED OUT IN FRONT SO QUICK I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES AND I WAS JUST PRAYING THAT HE WOULDN'T HIT. ))
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OUT Q=wouldn't hit.


The cars didn't hit, but Dennis Dew believes they would have if he hadn't reacted quickly.
Phillips told judge George Honts the encounter wasn't that close and never threatened either driver.
SOT JIM PHILLIPS #2 18:23:31
IN Q=And I immediately

((JIM PHILLIPS/IRON GATE OFFICER: AND I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT THAT HE HAD SEEN MY EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, BECAUSE WHEN I EASED OUT, SAW THE TRAFFIC, AND SAW HIM PULL OVER AND SLOW, I KNEW I HAD ADEQUATE SPACE IN WHICH TO PASS.))
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OUT Q=in which to pass.


Prosecutor Joel Branscom argued there was no emergency that justified Phillips actions and judge Honts agreed.
SOT JUDGE HONTS #4 19:03:27
IN Q=It seems to me

((IT SEEMS TO ME THE STANDARD HERE IS THAT OF A REASONABLE PERSON AND THE DISCRETION CAN EITHER BE EXERCISED OR ABUSED AND I MUST CONCLUDE IN THIS CASE THAT IT WAS ABUSED.))
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Phillips remains on administrative leave, but he and his attorney say they are considering the possibility of another appeal.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Fincastle))

Intersection


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TAPE#96-29
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Highway crews yesterday shut down what could be Danville's most dangerous intersection.
But closing the crossover at Elizabeth Street and Route 265 isn't sitting well with everyone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


Opponents who spoke at Danville City Council last night say closing the intersection will only create more problems.
They say it's not only inconvenient but could hamper response time for emergency crews.
SUPER=04-October 19, 1995;


V-DOT decided to close the intersection after two young children were killed when the car they were riding in collided with a dump truck.
Opponents want the state to re-open the intersection and build the overpass that was promised 17- years ago.
Many say now that the road is closed they or their loved ones will have to travel an additional five miles to get home.
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SOT
IN Q=You all

((MARTHA PICKERAL/OPPONENT:YOU ALL TALK ABOUT THESE KIDS GETTING KILLED, I'M SORRY, BUT THESE PEOPLE NEED TO PUT THEIR GRIEF SOMEWHERE ELSE. YOU ALL GOING TO FEEL THAT SORRY FOR ME IF MY HUSBAND GETS KILLED BECAUSE YOU ALL...ALL OF THIS SHUT DOWN THE INTERSECTION. REV. WAYNE WALLACE/OPPONENT: THE ONLY ANSWER TO THIS VERY VOLATILE SITUATION IS FOR VDOT OR WHOEVER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO COME THROUGH WITH THE OVERPASS THAT WAS PROMISED THIS COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Martha Pickeral/Opponent; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Wallace/Opponent; :21
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OUT Q=this community.
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More than a thousand residents have signed petitions against closing the road.
Danville officials will forward a letter to V-DOT outlining residents concerns.
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1-Sports


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The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner.
Mike Stevens has a preview in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) When it comes to camping, you need a different kind of luggage.
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IN Q=The next best thing to your...
SUPER=12-Salem; :00
SUPER=13-Hal Cansler/Back Country Ski & Sports; :20
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OUT Q=this pack is about $99 dollars.
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Crash


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NEWSCAST=morn
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Two Marine Corps helicopters are down on the grounds of Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
A military spokesman says a gunship and a transport chopper collided early today over a wooded area of the camp.
There's no word on possible fatalities.

Nelms


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Suffolk Republican Robert Nelms told a Richmond court yesteray he was NOT guilty of indecent exposure.
He was arrested in a city park in February.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


The lawmaker turned himself in yesterday and was fingerprinted.
A grand jury decided Monday to indict Nelms, even after a judge threw out the initial charge on the grounds of legislative immunity.
Richmond police released vice crime statistics for city parks today, after Nelms said he was the victim of a witch hunt.
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SOT 03:13:11
IN Q=We have vice

((FRED RUSSELL/RICHMOND DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE VICE OFFICERS ON A REGULAR BASIS GOING THROUGH THESE PARTICULAR AREAS JUST TO KEEP A HANDLE ON WHAT'S GOING ON. SO YOU KNOW THEY HIT THEM FAIRLY REGULARLY. IT'S NOT A TWO MONTH SWEEP OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THEY'RE IN THERE WEEKLY, SOMETIMES DAILY.))
SUPER=01-Fred Russell/Richmond Dep. Police Chief;
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OUT Q=sometimes daily.
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Nelms' attorney says he is researching legal precedent for reviving a charge after it's thrown out on the grounds of immunity.
Nelms is scheduled for a jury trial next month.
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Sex-Offender


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If a convicted sex offender moves in next door, you should know about it. That's the main thrust of a bill given final congressional approval last night by the Senate.
It requires local officials to notify residents if a dangerous sex offender moves in.
President Clinton is expected to sign the bill.

Child-porn


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More arrests are expected in a crackdown on kiddie porn.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The postal service has smashed a nationwide child pornography mail order business.
Officials say 45 people have been arrested so far in "Operation Special Delivery".
Another 70 arrests are possible.
The two year sting targeted people who wanted videos involving boys as young as seven.
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2-scores


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David Robinson collected 24 points and 12 rebounds as San Antonio held Utah to its lowest-ever playoff output, 88-to-77.
The Spurs and Jazz have split the first two games of their N-B-A Western Conference semifinal series.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-San Antonio/=88/Utah/=77;



SUPER=103-Pittsburgh/==4/NY Rangers/==1//Florida/==4/Philadelphia/==3;



SUPER=93-Lynchburg/==9/Kinston/==2//Prince William/==4/Salem/==2;



Giles-Lightening


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According to the National Weather Service the chances of being struck by lightning are estimated to be one in 600- thousand.
Latasha White was one of the unfortunate ones on Sunday.
She was at her aunt's home in Giles County when it happened.
It's been several days since the incident and as Jay Moore reports it appears the six- year- old's life is getting back to normal.
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IN Q=Latasha
SUPER=01-Latasha White/Lightning Victim; :08 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Charlene Vaughn/Latasha's Aunt; :19
SUPER=03-Rich Creek; :26
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(( Latasha and her aunt were standing in the doorway watching the storm when the lightning hit.
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((LATASHA WHITE/LIGHTNING VICTIM: WE SAW A BLUE LIGHT AND BOOM...BAM.))
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Charlene Vaughn says she'll never forgot that day or the look on her niece's face.
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((VAUGHN: SHE STARTING SHAKEN REAL BAD, JERKIN. HER EYES WERE ROLLIN BACK IN HER HEAD. I REALLY THOUGHT SHE WAS DYIN'.))
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Latasha was blinded for about 15 minutes...
Luckily she regained her sight.. but she still has problems with her left eye.
Her aunt also believes she felt a part of the strike.
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IN Q=I felt like

((CHARLENE VAUGHN/WHITE'S AUNT: I FELT LIKE ELECTRICITY RAN DOWN MY WHOLE BODY AND SO I GRABBED LATASHA AND SHE WAS AS STILL AS SHE COULD BE.))
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OUT Q=could be.


Fortunately, Latasha is once again active.
She returned to Peterstown Elementary with some advice for her classmates.
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((WHITE: EVERY PARENT AND KIDS RUN IN THE HOUSE AND DON'T GO OUT WHEN IT'S LIGHTNING.))
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OUT Q=it's lightning.


In Giles County, Jay Moore, News 7.))
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Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) You've got to have some things to put in that backpack.
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SUPER=13-Hal Cansler/Back Country Ski & Sports; :49
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
Two U-S military helicopters have crashed in the woods at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina,
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Hong Kong authorities are searching for some two hundred Vietnamese boat people who escaped from a detention camp.
Some set buildings on fire as they fled.
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President Clinton had the last word on tape in the Whitewater trial yesterday.
In his videotaped testimony the president said he had nothing to do with a 300-thousand dollar loan that is the core of the case against his former partners.
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Assault and battery charges are dismissed against Virginia Tech football star Jim Druckenmiller.
The charges stemmed from an incident outside a Blacksburg bar.
Former Tech player George Del Ricco was also cleared of charges.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday May 10th.
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Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE#96-30
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Flames engulfed the second story of a house on Hanover Avenue in Roanoke this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened at about five o'clock.
Fire crews responded quickly and contained the blaze in a matter of minutes.
The resident of the home says she heard an explosion before the fire broke out.
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IN Q=there was a lady
SUPER=01-Dist. Chief Johnny Johnson/Roanoke Fire Dept.; :14
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=what happened up there
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No one was injured in the blaze.
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Helicopter-Crash


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Two U-S military helicopters have crashed in the woods at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
A military spokesman says the accident involved a C-H-46 Sea Knight troop transport helicopter and a smaller, two-seat Cobra gunship.
There is no word yet on how many people were on board the choppers, or if there are any injuries or deaths.

Riots


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Hundreds of Vietnamese boat people facing deportation set a Hong Kong Camp on fire today and fled for freedom.
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SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


Some two hundred inmates made, or at least tried to make, a mad dash out of the detention camps.
Police answered back with thousands of rounds of tears gas.
The detainees responded by setting buildings on fire... and taking some guards hostage for a time.
It's the biggest breakout in seven years.
More than 30-thousand boat people are in Asian camps, left over from the waves of asylum-seekers who fled after the end of the Vietnam War.
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Whitewater


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the fraud trial of Arkansas' governor and two of President Clinton's Whitewater partners.
The defense rested yesterday after dramatic testimony from Mr. Clinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR/Yesterday;


He was a witness for his friends James and Susan McDougal.
The McDougals are accused of defrauding the government and two banks out of about three million dollars.
So far it's the president's word against prosecution witness- former Banker David Hale.
Hale charges Clinton pressured him for an illegal loan-
In response the President says "Any suggestion that I tried to get money from him or put pressure on him is simply not true. It never happened."
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((SAM HEUER/MCDOUGAL ATTORNEY: YOU'VE GOT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAYING THAT THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN. MY CLIENT SAYS IT DIDN'T HAPPEN AND IF THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE CASE IS NOT THERE, WHY GO ON.))
SUPER=01-Sam Heuer/McDougal's Attorney;
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OUT Q=WHY GO ON."
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Under cross-examination, the president conceded it was possible he helped obtain a different loan -- 20-thousand dollars used as a down payment for the Whitewater venture.
He says he knew the people who owned the bank.

3-Sports


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WRITER=cro
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In sports -- the Avalanche loses four in a row.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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IN Q=howdy once
RUNS=2:22
OUT Q=everybody

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Three-Larry


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TAPE#M96-5 Tents
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(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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IN Q=Welcome back to...
SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy; :00
SUPER=13-Hal Cansler/Back Country Ski & Sports; :15
SUPER=12-Salem; :23
RUNS=2:07
OUT Q=sells for about $400 dollars.
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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests (540)265-6054
Va. State Parks Reservations & General Information 800-933-PARK (7275)
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LeJeune-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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The search is on for survivors after two Marine Corps helicopters crashed over Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.
A military official says as many as 16 people were on those two helicopters when they crashed.
One of the choppers was a troop transport.


Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=fire


Flames engulfed the second story of a house on Hanover Avenue in Roanoke this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened at about five o'clock.
Fire crews responded quickly and contained the blaze in a matter of minutes.
The resident of the home says she heard an explosion before the fire broke out.
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IN Q=there was a lady
SUPER=01-Dist. Chief Johnny Johnson/Roanoke Fire Dept.; :14
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=what happened up there
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No one was injured in the blaze.
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Del-Ricco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPEedit of #96-25
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Assault and battery charges have been dismissed against former Virginia Tech linebacker George Del Ricco AND quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


No one saw if Druckenmiller threw a punch in a fight outside a Blacksburg bar.
The judge yesterday threw out the case for lack of evidence.
And out of a parade of witnesses who saw co-defendant Chris Bishock and his brother beating Sean Elko, only one could testify to seeing Del Ricco throw a punch, and that was Elko.
The judge said he believed Del Ricco may have hit Elko, but because he wasn't convinced beyond a reasonable doubt he had to dismiss those charges.
Del Ricco says he was a victim of overzealous prosecution.
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SOT 20:31:42
IN Q=i had to

((GEORGE DEL RICCO/FORMER TECH LINEBACKER: I HAD TO WORRY ABOUT THIS WITH TRYOUTS GOING ON AND STUFF. I DON'T KNOW IF IT AFFECTED ME WITH THE PROS. SOME TEAMS MAYBE NOT LOOKED AT ME AS MUCH. ))
SUPER=01-George Del Ricco/Former Va. Tech Linebacker;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=me as much
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VO-NAT


Judge Frith certified malicious wounding charges against Bishock to the grand jury.
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Jim-Phillips


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Iron Gate Police Officer Jim Phillips has been convicted of reckless driving.
A judge rejected his appeal yesterday.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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IN Q=On the morning of March 1st
SUPER=03-Iron Gate/File Tape; :00
SUPER=07-Dennis Dew; :14
SUPER=01-Jim Phillips/Iron Gate Police Officer; :33
SUPER=01-Judge George Honts/Botetourt Co. Circuit Court; :52
SUPER=@Joe2; 1:02
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=JD News 7 Fincastle


((On the morning of March 1st, Jim Phillips was pursuing a motorist he believed was driving with a suspended license.
Along a narrow stretch of US 220 in Botetourt County, he crossed a double yellow line to pass a slow- moving truck.
SOT DENNIS DEW #1 17:41:29
IN Q=He jumped out

((HE JUMPED OUT IN FRONT SO QUICK I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES AND I WAS JUST PRAYING THAT HE WOULDN'T HIT. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=wouldn't hit.


The cars didn't hit, but Dennis Dew believes they would have if he hadn't reacted quickly.
Phillips told judge George Honts the encounter wasn't that close and never threatened either driver.
SOT JIM PHILLIPS #2 18:23:31
IN Q=And I immediately

((JIM PHILLIPS/IRON GATE OFFICER: AND I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT THAT HE HAD SEEN MY EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT, BECAUSE WHEN I EASED OUT, SAW THE TRAFFIC, AND SAW HIM PULL OVER AND SLOW, I KNEW I HAD ADEQUATE SPACE IN WHICH TO PASS.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in which to pass.


Prosecutor Joel Branscom argued there was no emergency that justified Phillips actions and judge Honts agreed.
SOT JUDGE HONTS #4 19:03:27
IN Q=It seems to me

((IT SEEMS TO ME THE STANDARD HERE IS THAT OF A REASONABLE PERSON AND THE DISCRETION CAN EITHER BE EXERCISED OR ABUSED AND I MUST CONCLUDE IN THIS CASE THAT IT WAS ABUSED.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=that it was abused.

STAND-UP CLOSE
Phillips remains on administrative leave, but he and his attorney say they are considering the possibility of another appeal.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Fincastle))

Danville-Intersection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


What could be Danville's most dangerous intersection was shut down yesterday.
But some residents are not in favor of closing the crossover at Elizabeth Street and Route 265.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


Opponents who spoke at Danville City Council last night say closing the intersection will only create more problems.
They say it's not only inconvenient but could hamper response time for emergency crews.
SUPER=04-October 19, 1995;


V-DOT decided to close the intersection after two young children were killed when the car they were riding in collided with a dump truck.
Opponents want the state to re-open the intersection and build the overpass that was promised 17- years ago.
Many say now that the road is closed they or their loved ones will have to travel an additional five miles to get home.
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SOT
IN Q=You all

((MARTHA PICKERAL/OPPONENT:YOU ALL TALK ABOUT THESE KIDS GETTING KILLED, I'M SORRY, BUT THESE PEOPLE NEED TO PUT THEIR GRIEF SOMEWHERE ELSE. YOU ALL GOING TO FEEL THAT SORRY FOR ME IF MY HUSBAND GETS KILLED BECAUSE YOU ALL...ALL OF THIS SHUT DOWN THE INTERSECTION. REV. WAYNE WALLACE/OPPONENT: THE ONLY ANSWER TO THIS VERY VOLATILE SITUATION IS FOR VDOT OR WHOEVER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO COME THROUGH WITH THE OVERPASS THAT WAS PROMISED THIS COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Martha Pickeral/Opponent; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Wallace/Opponent; :21
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=this community.
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VO-NAT


More than a thousand residents have signed petitions against closing the road.
Danville officials will forward a letter to V-DOT outlining residents concerns.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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In sports --
Baltimore put together a five-run first inning to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-to-4.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-Toronto/==5/Texas/==2//Baltimore/==6/White Sox/==4;
SUPER=91-Milwaukee/=17/Boston/==2//Detroit/==4/NY Yankees/==2;
SUPER=91-Kansas City/==8/California/==2;



SUPER=92-St. Louis/=16/San Francisco/==8//San Diego/==7/Pittsburgh/==1;

SUPER=92-Florida/==6/Colorado/==2//Houston/=11/Montreal/==4;