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Coming up on News 7 Mornin', investigators suspect arson in a late night fire in Bedford County,
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Also in Bedford County, police are searching for a man who barricaded himself and three others inside a house.
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Stick around -- News 7 Mornin' is next.

Hostage-Situation


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An incident in which three people were briefly taken hostage had the Bedford County Sheriff's Department busy until very early this morning.
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Late Sunday evening dispatchers received a call that a Bedford County resident named Chester Hickman had barricaded himself and three other people in a house on route 8-0-5 in the Moneta section of the county.
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((KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE BROKE INTO THE HOUSE. APPARENTLY AN OLD GIRLFRIEND OR SOMETHING. TO THAT EXTENT. HE HAD 'EM HOSTAGE AND HE TURNED THE GAS ON TO THE HOUSE. WHEN WE GOT DOWN HERE, THE HOSTAGES HAD FLED FROM THE AREA.))
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Bedford County deputies then blocked part of route 8-0-5.
They were concerned about the potentially explosive situation Hickman may have created, and the fact that they believed he was armed.
By one- this morning though, they secured the home, discovered no gas leak, and learned that Hickman was no longer there.
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The Sheriff's Department is still checking for Hickman at several locations.
Lieutenant Kent Robey characterized Hickman as a drifter who has several warrants out for his arrest.
Robey also believes Hickman had been drinking.
No one was hurt in the incident.

PLANE-CLINTON


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The first baby boomer to preside over the White House turns 50 today.
Later this morning, President Clinton travels to Tennessee to help rebuild a black church destroyed by fire.
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5;10:55
But in New York City last night, the first family celebrated the presidential mile-stone at Radio City Music Hall.
But the all-star party didn't go as planned.
Mr. Clinton was speaking to the audience when hecklers began protesting the President's support of the Welfare reform bill.
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5:00;40
Meantime, military officials are investigating the crash this weekend of a support c-130 cargo plane.. that was carrying gear for the President to New York.
All nine people aboard died when the plane went down in a remote area of Wyoming shortly after take-off.
The President called their work invaluable.
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Bhaskaran


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A local pilot who died in a small plane crash last week was remembered yesterday at a memorial service.
Denise Allen has the story.
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Friends remembered Praveen Bhaskaran(bus-kair-in)-- They knew him as Talex.
Tuesday the plane he was flying crashed near MacAfee's Knob.
But the crash was not the topic of this memorial service.
The hundreds in attendance were there to remember how he lived. ((TOM GLASGOW: HE WAS A SHARING PERSON, A GIVING PERSON BECAUSE OF THE LIFE HE LIVED AND THE EXAMPLE HE SET. HE GAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE HOPE. JODY LYONS: THE REASON HE WAS FLYING THAT PLANE WAS TO EARN HIS GREENCARD. TALEX AT 28 YEARS OLD WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL.))
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, but they have ruled out engine failure.
That night the Vinton man aborted one landing attempt at Roanoke Regional Airport because of fog.
Investigators say he crashed when he was circling for a second attempt.
Talex was relying on his flight plan and radar information from the Washington Air Traffic Control Center. Stand up second one DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: A RETIRED AIRTRAFFIC CONTROLLER SAYS THE CRASH MAY HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD CONTROLLERS BEEN ON DUTY.
THE AIRPORT'S 24 HOUR TOWER DUTY WAS CUT IN 1981.
AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAY THE F-A-A DETERMINES WHETHER AN AIRPORT NEEDS OVERNIGHT CONTROLLERS BY THE NUMBER OF FLIGHTS THAT COME IN BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND SIX A-M.
MARK COURTNEY ALSO SAYS HE BELIEVES EVERYONE AT THE ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE 24 HOUR SERVICE, BUT IT'S NOT A DECISION MADE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL. STAND UP ENDS
There has been no evidence that the lack of air traffic controllers lead to the deadly plane crash.
And for the hundreds gathered at Valley Word Ministries, they choose to remember Talex Bhaskaran as he lived--full of enthusiasm and faith.
Denise Allen News 7.))

WILDFIRES


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Firefighters are trying to bring Oregon wildfires under control before hot, dry weather returns to the state.
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4:32;38
Oregon's biggest fire has charred 108-thousand acres on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation about 90 miles southeast of Portland.
If the weather cooperates, firefighters hope to have it fully contained by tomorrow.
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In all, some seven-thousand firefighters are at work in Oregon, where some 368-thousand acres have burned in the past few weeks.
Major fires also continued burning Sunday in parts of California, Montana and Colorado.

Fire-Prevention


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Wildfires are raging out west-- and local forest officials want to make sure our region doesn't experience the same problems.
Here in western Virginia, the fall fire season usually begins in October... and authorities say now is a good time for homeowners to consider fire prevention.
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96-21 (Forest Fires)
In April of last year, Forest fires burned six thousand acres in Craig County.
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Bedford-Fire


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Investigators in Bedford County are looking at arson as a possible cause of a trailer fire late last night.
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Just before midnight, members of the city of Bedford's volunteer fire department were called out to a fully involved fire in the Whispering Pines Trailer Park right along route 460.
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((DONALD HALE/BEDFORD VOL. FIRE CHIEF: AND I'D SAY THE TRAILER IS A TOTAL LOSS. JUST BY LOOKING AT WHAT'S BURNT INSIDE AND THEN ALL THE HEAT AND SMOKE DAMAGE.))
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The man who lived in the trailer, John Goode, was not in his home at the time of the fire.
No firefighters were hurt battling the blaze.
In spite of all the damage it caused, the city of Bedford's volunteer fire department had it under control in less than 10 minutes.
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reform-party


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It is now officially a three way race to Pennsylvania Avenue.
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4:26:07
Ross Perot accepted his reform party's nomination last night.. launching his second bid for the presidency by calling both political parties the problem, not the solution.
This time around, Perot says he'll spend no more than fifty thousand dollars of his own money. That's instead of the sixty million dollars he spent in 19-92.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Final goodbyes are given to Praveen Bhaskaran.
The Vinton pilot was killed last week when his plane crashed on Catawba Mountain.
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A fire in Bedford County has investigators looking at possible arson.
The blaze completely destroyed this trailer home.
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And more rules are handed to VMI.
The school must get approval from The U-S Justice Department before talking to other military colleges.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, August 19th.
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2-Hostage-Situation


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An incident in which three people were briefly taken hostage had the Bedford County Sheriff's Department busy until very early this morning.
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Late Sunday evening dispatchers received a call that a Bedford County resident named Chester Hickman had barricaded himself and three other people in a house on route 8-0-5 in the Moneta section of the county.
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Bedford County deputies then blocked part of route 8-0-5.
They were concerned about the potentially explosive situation Hickman may have created, and the fact that they believed he was armed.
By one- this morning though, they secured the home, discovered no gas leak, and learned that Hickman was no longer there.
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The Sheriff's Department is still checking for Hickman at several locations.
Lieutenant Kent Robey characterized Hickman as a drifter who has several warrants out for his arrest.
Robey also believes Hickman had been drinking.
No one was hurt in the incident.

Brandon-Ax


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An 84- year- old Roanoke man was killed in a three vehicle accident in Roanoke yesterday.
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George Bogle Hall was driving his Honda westbound toward Salem on Brandon Avenue when he crossed a double line, apparently to pass the car in front of him.
Jamie Muse and his family were in the car that was being passed.
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((JAMIE MUSE/ACCIDENT VICTIM: AS WE COME AROUND THIS CURVE RIGHT HERE, THE GUY WAS BEHIND US, AND I DON'T KNOW IF HE TRIED TO SWITCH LANES, OR WHAT HE THOUGHT IT WAS A TURNING LANE OR WHATEVER,))
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Roanoke Police say Hall pulled back into the right lane when he saw a third car headed his way in the eastbound lane.
He sideswiped Muse's car, and then hit the third car head- on.
Traffic on Brandon Avenue was blocked in both directions for well over an hour as emergency crews tried to save the man.
No one else in the accident appeared to have suffered any life threatening injuries.
Roanoke Police have not completed their investigation into what caused the wreck.
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Memorial


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A Vinton pilot was remembered yesterday by hundreds of family and friends.
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A memorial service was held at Valley Word Ministries for Praveen Bhaskaran
(Bus-kair-in), who died last Tuesday when his small plane crashed into Catawba

Mountain in Roanoke County.
Those attending the service say they will remember Bhaskaran (Bus-kair-in) for his enthusiasm and faith.
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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash, but they have ruled out engine failure.
Meantime a retired air traffic controller says the crash may have been avoided had controllers been on round the clock duty at Roanoke Regional Airport.
The crash occured shortly after one a-m.
24 hour tower duty was cut several years ago.
But airport officials say there is no evidence the lack of air traffic controllers contributed to last week's crash.
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2-PLANE-Clinton


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President Clinton plans to mark his 50th birthday today by visiting two burned churches in Tennessee.
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Last night he was thrown a star-studded rockin' birthday bash at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
As for gifts, the President received a few million dollars in campaign donations and a special live greeting from Al and Tipper Gore.
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Mrs. Gore turns 48 today.
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5:00:40
Meantime, military officials are investigating the crash this weekend of a support c-130 cargo plane.. that was carrying gear for the President to New York.
All nine people aboard died when the plane went down in a remote area of Wyoming shortly after take-off.
The President called their work invaluable.
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2-Bedford-Fire


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Investigators in Bedford County are looking at arson as a possible cause of a trailer fire late last night.
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Just before midnight, members of the city of Bedford's volunteer fire department were called out to a fully involved fire in the Whispering Pines Trailer Park right along route 460.
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The man who lived in the trailer, John Goode, was not in his home at the time of the fire.
No firefighters were hurt battling the blaze.
In spite of all the damage it caused, the city of Bedford's volunteer fire department had it under control in less than 10 minutes.
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TWA-MEMORIAL


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Divers have recovered the bodies of two more victims of T-W-A flight 800.
Twenty two bodies of the 230 aboard the plane are still missing.
Yesterday in New York City, some three-thousand people filled St. Patrick's Cathedral for a memorial mass to remember the victims.
Michael O'Looney has that story.
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Gorilla


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A three-year old boy who fell into a zoo exhibit and was rescued by a female gorilla is now in fair condition.
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The boy fell 20 feet into the gorilla pit at an Illinois zoo on Friday.
The gorilla grabbed the boy and cradled him just like a mother, until help arrived.
The gorilla was taken from the exhibit after the incident but was back home for zoo visitors to see yesterday. The home video was shot by a zoo visitor.
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Allen


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The state payroll is both up and down according to the latest reports from Richmond.
Governor Allen's administration has cut about five-thousand salaried employees since taking office.
Remaining state employees are costing three-point-three percent more in salaries. That's still considered a low growth rate.
Secretary of Administration Michael Thomas said the growth is inflated because it includes one-time buyout payments to workers who left or retired early.

VMI


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The U-S Justice Department is monitoring the Virginia Military Institute closely when it comes to information about integrating women.
V-M-I needs the department's approval to talk to some other military colleges.
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The Justice Department has demanded that any contact with the U-S Military Academy, the U-S Naval Academy, the U-S Air Force Academy or the Defense Department must be cleared beforehand.
V-M-I says it doesn't know why the Justice Department has instituted the policy.
The department would only say that the request is consistent with past practices.
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Hampden-Sydney


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V-M-I is not the only all-male school in the state that is looking at admitting women.
The Board of Trustees at Hampden-Sydney College is considering the same issue this week.
Unlike V-M-I, Hampden-Sydney is already a private school -- not public, like V-M-I.
Hampden-Sydney has been working for some time on a coeducation plan. The board plans to announce its decision tomorrow.


4-Scores


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In sports Milwaukee overcame Frank Thomas' three-run homer to nip the Chicago White Sox 8-to-7.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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