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7Amherst-Ax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=None


A holiday outing turns tragic for a group of young people in Amherst County.
A van carry volunteers from the Job Corp center ran off the road and crashed leaving one man dead and two others hospitalized.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=03-Amherst Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Trooper John Ratliff/Va. State Police; :16
SUPER=01-Earl Marks/Monelison Vol. Rescue Squad; 1:04
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:15
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OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.


(( What was supposed to be a recreational outing ended tragically on this stretch of Route 635 near Pedlar Mills in Amherst County.
Two vanloads of teenagers from the nearby Job Corps center were headed south around four p-m, when one of the vans ran off the road.
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((TROOPER JOHN RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: THE DRIVER OF THE VAN RAN OFF THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT SIDE, STRUCK A BOULDER THAT WAS IN THE DITCH, CAME BACK ON THE ROAD, WENT OFF THE ROAD TO THE LEFT SIDE, WENT OVER AN EMBANKMENT, STRUCK A TREE AND LANDED APPROXIMATELY TEN FEET FROM THE CREEK.))
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Police say the van driver, a counselor at the Job Corps center, was unable to tell them what happened.
natsot

((CAN YOU TALK TO ME? HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP?))
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The accident scene was chaotic.
Injured teenagers were strewn about on stretchers as emergency personnel from five different rescue squads treated their injuries.
Some were more serious...others suffered scrapes and bruises and were able to walk away from the crash.
It took more than an hour to get all the victims loaded onto stretchers and sent on to Lynchburg General Hospital.
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IN Q=You have to

((EARL MARKS/MONELISON VOL. RESCUE SQUAD: YOU HAVE TO SET UP A TRIAGE SCENE SO YOU MAKE SURE THAT THE WORST INJURIES GET TAKEN CARE OF FIRST AND GET TO THE HOSPITAL IN DUE TIME.))
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One of the teens was pronounced dead at the scene.
State police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Virginia State Police say the driver of the van -- 35-year-old Harry Johnson of Bedford -- will be charged for using excess speed on the winding road -- although the exact charges have not yet been determined.

7Wiley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police say a fight is what triggered a fatal shooting yesterday at a Roanoke motel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


22- year- old Jesse Darnell Ferguson was shot and killed outside of the Embassy Inn on Melrose Avenue.
Police have charged 22- year- old Cepada (Se-PAY-da) Renaldo Wiley with murder.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=Shooting


Witnesses told police the victim was fighting with Wiley's brother when Wiley arrived at the motel and fired the fatal shots.
Wiley waited for police and turned himself in. He's being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

7Hardee's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#596-22
GRAPHIC=Hardee's


A Hardee's restaurant closed last week for health violations is now facing a lawsuit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


In May, a woman eating at the restaurant says when she bit into her Hardees breakfast biscuit she also bit into a roach.
Patricia Artz (ARTS) says she told a worker at the restaurant about the incident and wasn't satisfied with his response.
She's suing for 25 thousand dollars. Health officials temporarily closed the store after an employee tested positive for salmonella.
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7Concert


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=July 4th


Roanokers celebrated the U-S-A's 220th birthday lastnight at Victory Stadium.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Flags were flying at the annual Music for Americans Concert.
Several thousand people turned out for a perfect evening of patriotic music.
And then took in the spectacular fireworks display.
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7WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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Taking a look at the forecast.
Today will be partly sunny with high in the low to mid 80's.
Tonight expect more cool conditions with temperatures in the low 50's.
And looking ahead to the weekend, it should be mostly sunny with temperatures rising a bit, the humidity will also return hi's will be in the 80's, nightime temperatures in the 60's.
We may also see a few showers over the weekend.

55Cepada-Wiley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A man is being held, without bond in the Roanoke City jail this morning following a fatal shooting yesterday at a motel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


22- year- old Jesse Darnell Ferguson was shot and killed outside of the Embassy Inn on Melrose Avenue.
Police have charged 22- year- old Cepada (Se-PAY-da) Renaldo Wiley with murder.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Shooting


Witnesses told police the victim was fighting with Wiley's brother when Wiley arrived at the motel and fired the fatal shots.
Wiley waited for police and turned himself in.

55Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#edit of 96-48
GRAPHIC=None


One person is dead and 13 others injured after a van carrying members of the Old Dominion Job Corps crashed yesterday on Route 6-35 in Amherst County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


The van was on its way back to the Job Corps center in Monroe afternoon when the accident happened about 12 miles north of Lynchburg. Virginia State Police say the driver of the van -- 35-year-old Harry Johnson of Bedford -- will be charged for using excessive speed-- road -- although the exact charges have not yet been determined.
Twenty-year-old Linel Miller of the Virgin Islands apparently died instantly.
Two others remain hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
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55School-Uniforms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=Education


Danville school authorities hope a new school dress code is the answer to ending school violence.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Angela Pringle/Westwood Middle School Principal; :17
SUPER=01-John Greenbacker/Halifax Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; :46
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:40
RUNS=1:57
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

(( Students attending Westwood Middle School in Danville will take a different approach when shopping for back to school clothes, this fall.
Instead of zeroing in on designer clothes and expensive tennis shoes, a uniform dress code will dictate what they wear.
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((ANGELA PRINGLE/WESTWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I DON'T THINK THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS, HOW, WHAT THE CHILDREN GO THROUGH. THEY COME INTO THE SCHOOL AND SOMEONE CONFRONTS THEM, HARASSES THEM, PICKS ON THEM ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE WEARING AND THEY, IN TURN, ARE GOING TO CONFRONT THAT INDIVIDUAL AND THEN IT GOES ON ALL DAY LONG. ))
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The uniform dress code does allow for some flexibility.
Students must wear cotton twill pants, shorts or skirts-- but they have a choice of colors.
The uniform dress code also calls for a limit on jewelry.
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08:25:19
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: THIS MAY BE SIMPLY THE PRICE THAT WE HAVE TO PAY IN ORDER TO GET MATTERS BACK UNDER CONTROL AGAIN AND GET OUR ACADEMIC STANDARDS UP.))
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Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker favors school uniforms.
He says uniforms not only decrease violence and theft but also instill discipline.
According to the U-S Department of Education-- student behavior at Ruffner Middle School in Norfolk has improved. Fighting is down 38- percent.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: IF YOU CAN'T SHOW THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN PLACE, THERE ARE AN AWFUL LOT, OF SAY, PROSPECTIVE INDUSTRIES, AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE THINK ABOUT RELOCATING HERE THAT WILL HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS. SO, FRANKLY WE'VE GOT A LOADED GUN ON US, WE'VE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING. ))
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Halifax County does have a dress code, but Greenbacker would like to see a stricter policy-- similar to the one at Westwood Middle school. The program there will be monitored closely this fall, but school officials won't determine its effectiveness for three years. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look at the forecast.
Today will be partly sunny with high in the low to mid 80's.
Tonight expect more cool conditions with temperatures in the low 50's.
And looking ahead to the weekend, it should be mostly sunny with temperatures rising a bit, the humidity will also return hi's will be in the 80's, nightime temperatures in the 60's.
We may also see a few showers over the weekend.

55college


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
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Stayed tuned for CBS this morning.
The Roanoke College Choir will make a brief appearance on the broadcast at about 8:30.
Have a great morning.

8Wiley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police say a fight is what triggered a fatal shooting yesterday at a Roanoke motel.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


22- year- old Jesse Darnell Ferguson was shot and killed outside of the Embassy Inn on Melrose Avenue.
Police have charged 22- year- old Cepada (Se-PAY-da) Renaldo Wiley with murder.
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ANCHOR=Len
SS=Shooting


Witnesses told police the victim was fighting with Wiley's brother when Wiley arrived at the motel and fired the fatal shots.
Wiley waited for police and turned himself in. He's being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

8Amherst-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=None


Two people remain hospitalized in serious condition this morning following a van accident yesterday in Amherst County.
Another passenger, Twenty-year-old Linel Miller, was killed in the crash.
Two others remain hospitalized in serious but stable condition.
As Steve Smallshaw reports the van was carrying a group of young people from a Job Corp center.
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IN Q=What was supposed
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Trooper John Ratliff/Va. State Police; :16
SUPER=01-Earl Marks/Monelison Vol. Rescue Squad; 1:04
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:15
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News7, Amherst County.


(( What was supposed to be a recreational outing ended tragically on this stretch of Route 635 near Pedlar Mills in Amherst County.
Two vanloads of teenagers from the nearby Job Corps center were headed south around four p-m, when one of the vans ran off the road.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:45:50
IN Q=The driver of

((TROOPER JOHN RATLIFF/VA STATE POLICE: THE DRIVER OF THE VAN RAN OFF THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT SIDE, STRUCK A BOULDER THAT WAS IN THE DITCH, CAME BACK ON THE ROAD, WENT OFF THE ROAD TO THE LEFT SIDE, WENT OVER AN EMBANKMENT, STRUCK A TREE AND LANDED APPROXIMATELY TEN FEET FROM THE CREEK.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=from the creek.


Police say the van driver, a counselor at the Job Corps center, was unable to tell them what happened.
natsot

((CAN YOU TALK TO ME? HOW MANY FINGERS AM I HOLDING UP?))
RUNS=:03


The accident scene was chaotic.
Injured teenagers were strewn about on stretchers as emergency personnel from five different rescue squads treated their injuries.
Some were more serious...others suffered scrapes and bruises and were able to walk away from the crash.
It took more than an hour to get all the victims loaded onto stretchers and sent on to Lynchburg General Hospital.
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SOT 8:58:35
IN Q=You have to

((EARL MARKS/MONELISON VOL. RESCUE SQUAD: YOU HAVE TO SET UP A TRIAGE SCENE SO YOU MAKE SURE THAT THE WORST INJURIES GET TAKEN CARE OF FIRST AND GET TO THE HOSPITAL IN DUE TIME.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=in due time.


One of the teens was pronounced dead at the scene.
State police are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Virginia State Police say the driver of the van -- 35-year-old Harry Johnson of Bedford -- will be charged for using excess speed on the winding road -- although the exact charges have not yet been determined.

8Hardee's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#596-22
GRAPHIC=Hardee's


Last week a Salem Hardees restaurant was shut down for health violations, now it's facing a lawsuit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


In May, a woman eating at the restaurant says when she bit into her Hardees breakfast biscuit she also bit into a roach.
Patricia Artz (ARTS) says she told a worker at the restaurant about the incident and wasn't satisfied with his response.
She's suing for 25 thousand dollars. Health officials temporarily closed the store after an employee tested positive for salmonella poisioning.
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8Concert


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=July 4th


While some Roanoke Valley residents celebrated the fourth of July holiday with picnics and backyard barbecues, others headed for Victory Staduim.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Flags were flying at the annual Music for Americans Concert.
Several thousand people turned out for a perfect evening of patriotic music, and then took in the spectacular fireworks display.
(----------------)



8WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look at the forecast.
Today will be partly sunny with highs in the low to mid 80's.
Tonight expect more cool conditions with temperatures in the low 50's.
And looking ahead to the weekend, it should be mostly sunny with temperatures rising a bit, the humidity will also return.
Highs will be in the 80's, nightime temperatures in the 60's.
We may also see a few showers over the weekend.

8college


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Stayed tuned for CBS this morning.
The Roanoke College Choir will make a brief appearance on the broadcast in Have a great morning and please join us at noon. just a few minutes.