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7Flooding-Fatal

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Extensive flooding has hit southern West Virginia, killing one person in Logan County, and leaving another missing.
At least three hundred families have been forced to leave their homes.
In Bland County, schools are closed today due to heavy flooding there.
Police report flooding in the Rocky Gap area and on Wilderness Road.
Residents are also being evacuated in that area -- and we've just learned that the town of Pulaski is evacuating some residents due to flooding.
In Bland County, a mudslide has been reported on I-77 at mile marker 64 in the southbound lanes.

7P'burg-Fire


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TAPE#96-35
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A fire in Petersburg takes the lives of a partially-paralyzed man and four of his great-grandchildren.
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SUPER=03-Petersburg/Yesterday;


It happened yesterday.
Firefighters found the children in an upstairs bedroom, and their great-grandfather downstairs.
A woman who was baby-sitting the children survived by jumping out of a window, breaking her leg.
Fire officials say the blaze appears to be accidental.
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7Lake-Plane


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A happy ending for what could have been a tragic accident at Smith Mountain Lake.
A Bedford County woman survived a plane crash with only minor injuries.
Divers spent yesterday recovering her plane from the deep lake waters.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Melvin Simmons remembers hearing that a plane had gone into Smith Mountain Lake, but never realized it was his daughter Penny.
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((MELVIN SIMMONS/PILOT'S FATHER: I WAS ACROSS THE LAKE.. AND IT WAS.))
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Simmons was on hand as dive teams worked to recover his daughter's plane from the depths of the lake.
It took about five hours to find the aircraft, float it to the surface and tow it to a nearby boat ramp.
Working in water that was forty feet deep with about three feet of visibility, divers had their work cut out for them.
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((CHARLES THAXTON/SCRUGGS DIVE TEAM MEMBER: ANY TIME THAT ... WORK UNDER WATER.))
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Despite her bumps and bruises, Simmons says his daughter was more upset she wasn't able to land her plane at the airport.
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The results of the dive teams' efforts were hauled ashore around 2:30 Wednesday.
The plane's nose gear was torn up but the aircraft was otherwise intact.
After taking the wings off, crews towed the entire plane back to the airport.
It will be a while before it or Penny Simmons is ready to fly again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

7Salem-Rescue


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A former Salem Councilman will not face new charges of embezzlement.
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Garry Lautenschlager admitted to taking more than 20-thousand dollars from 1992 to 1995 to pay off his personal debts.
He received a suspended sentence and 300 hours of community service, but
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during the investigation Salem Rescue Squad staffers found more money was missing.
Pittsylvania County prosecutor David Grimes says he does NOT want to file new charges against Lautenschlager because that would run the risk of double jeopardy.

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be a rainy day throughout the area.
Showers are likey this morning, with thunderstorsm this afternoon.
Highs today will be in the mid 70s.
For tonight, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows wil be in the upper 50s.
The sun will return tomorrow, with warm and humid conditions.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

55Flooding-Fatal


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Emergency officials say extensive flooding has hit southern West Virginia, killing one person in Logan County, leaving another missing and forcing at least three hundred families to leave their homes.
Residents in Pulaski have been forced to evacuate, also residents in the Rocky Gap area.
In Bland County, schools are closed today due to heavy flooding.
Also in Bland County, a mudslide has been reported on I-77 at mile marker 64 in the southbound lanes.

55County-Schools


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A controversial vote that split the Roanoke County supervisors on Tuesday, brought cautious approval yesteday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The supervisors narrowly approved financing for three projects, including the completion of the Northside Gymnasium and the installation of air- conditioning at Cave Spring Junior High.
Leaders of two groups on opposing sides of the recent bond issue debate agreed yesterday it was the right choice.
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((TERRI LANGFORD/CITIZENS FOR EDUCATION: THE VOTE YESTERDAY, WHILE IT WASN'T THE VOTE THAT EVERYONE WANTED, AT LEAST IT WAS A SMALL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.)) ((DON TERP/CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT: YOU SAW EACH OF THE SUPERVISORS TRYING TO RESPOND TO THEIR CONSTITUENCY WITHIN REASON. THEY SAID IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN DURING THE MEETING THAT THEY WERE VERY SENSITIVE TO THEIR CONSTITUENCY. IT'S MOST UNFORTUNATE THAT THEY DIDN'T SEE THAT BEFORE.))
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Both Langford and Terp say the toughest decisions are still ahead, as the county studies its school needs and decides how much construction it can afford.

55VMI-Graduation


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TAPE#96-31
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In Lexington, the Class of 96 says farewell to V-M-I.
At graduation ceremonies yesterday future cades were encouraged to guard the traditions of the military institute.
Ron Jones reports.
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(( The Virginia Military Institute has had a trying and controversial school year.
From the continuing battle over whether women should be admitted to the institute-- to the recent accidental death of a 10-year-old boy on the shooting range. But now the cadets finally have something to cheer about.
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The sounds of celebrated chaos filled the air as the traditional tossing of cover was expressed.
It's graduation day for the 216 senior cadets.
Their valedictorian Joshua Keesal, jr. charged his fellow classmates to stay focused and to apply the principles learned at V-M-I.
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((C. JOSHUA KEESAL, JR./VMI VALEDICTORIAN: BROTHER RATS, BE MEN OF VISION. FOR WITHOUT VISION... FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVED.))
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When the formalities were done there was laughter and tears for all the hard work and sweat four years had brought.
And in the celebrated spirit of the super bowl when asked they're going to do next?
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((I'M NOT GOING TO DISNEY LAND... AND THANK GOD THAT I'M OUT OF HERE.))
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Some of these young cadets have just started their military career and will NOW serve Uncle Sam for real.
While others will seek to march in the ranks of another army-- the corporate world.
Ron Jones, News Seven. ))

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be a rainy day throughout the area.
Showers will continue throughout the morning, with thunderstorms possible this afternoon.
Highs today will be in the mid 70s.
For tonight, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows wil be in the upper 50s.
The sun will return tomorrow, with warm and humid conditions.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80's.

8Emergency-Landing


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Another airport emergency -- this one in Roanoke.
A jet made an emergency landing at the Regional Airport this morning.
Roanoke police report a medium sized jet, with one engine out, landed safely at about twenty minutes ago.
Crews are assessing the situation now.

8Flooding-Fatal


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Emergency officials say extensive flooding has hit southern West Virginia, killing one person in Logan County, leaving another missing, and forcing at least three hundred families from their homes.
Residents in Pulaski have been forced to evacuate, also residetns in the Rocky Gap area.
In Bland County, schools are closed today due to heavy flooding.
Also in Bland County, a mudslide has been reported on I-77 at mile marker 64 in the southbound lanes.

8P'burg-Fire


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TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Five people are dead after a fire swept through a Petersburg house yesterday.
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Four of the dead are children ranging in age from one month to three years.
Their 70-year-old partially paralyzed.
Firefighters found the children in an upstairs bedroom, and their great-grandfather downstairs.
A woman who was baby-sitting the children survived by jumping out of a window, breaking her leg.
Fire officials say the blaze appears to be accidental.
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8Philip-Morris


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TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=Philip Morris


The Philip Morris Company says it's ready to help curb teen smoking.
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The Nation's number one cigarette maker says it will back a ban on vending machines and change its advertising.
In return, the company wants the Food and Drug Administration to stop its fight to regulate tobacco.
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((STEVE PARRISH/PHILIP MORRIS: WE OFFER THIS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN IN THE HOPE THAT ALL SIDES IN THE DEBATE WILL SET ASIDE THE HOSTILITY IN THE PAST AND WORK TOGETHER, SO THAT KIDS WILL NOT USE TOBACCO PRODUCTS. ))
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Meanwhile White House officials say the Philip Morris proposal falls "a bit short."
Spokesman Mike McCurry says the plan isn't enough, but he would not elaborate.

8Allen-Trip


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Governor George Allen moves tomorrow from Japan to Hong Kong in his two-week trade trip to the Far East.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;


Allen assured Japanese business executives yesterday that the Mitsubishi sexual harassment case in Illinois doesn't reflect the public perception or practice of Japanese companies in Virginia.
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8Positioning


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TAPE#96-34
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Nursing homes focus on making their patients as comfortable as possible.
Roanoke's Burrell Nursing Center has found a new way to do just that.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


The key is improving residents' wheelchairs.
Take Velmer Hardy- -in this chair.
She's slumped over. She's leaning with all her weight on one hip. The arm- rests are too high, and her feet are in the way of the castors.
But with a few modifications, she can get the support and comfort she needs.
The results, therapists say, are more "social" residents, who are better able to groom and feed themselves, because they can sit up.
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((KAREN SHIELDS/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: I THINK THE RESIDENTS ACT AND FEEL LIKE THEY'RE PART OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND CAN ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION AND AND BE A PART OF THE ACTION.))
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Therapeutic positioning is also designed to reduce pressure.
Pressure sores- -or bed sores, as they are known- -can be extremely painful, if not fatal.
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8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be a rainy day throughout the area.
Showers will continue througout the morning, with thunderstorsm possible this afternoon.
Highs today will be in the mid 70s.
For tonight, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows wil be in the upper 50s.
The sun will return tomorrow, with warm and humid conditions. 60's. Highs will be in the low to mid 80's, with nightime temperatures in the