23:00-01

Coming up on News 7 at 11, another double shooting in Southwest Virginia

tonight...

This time, in Pulaski County.
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VO-NAT


Police in Roanoke say the double shooting discovered at the Day Avenue Apartments appears to be a murder-suicide
And some parents say a popular christmas present is attacking their children.
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News 7 at 11 is next.


Pulaski-Murder


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


State Police say they are assisting the Pulaski County Sheriff's department in what appears to be a double homicide.
They're are now on the scene on Alum Spring Road.
An eyewitness went by the residence about an hour ago and said he saw two bodies and police in the resident's front yard.
A news 7 crew is in route to the scene.
Will have more informations as it becomes availible.

Shooting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Gun shot wounds to the head is the official cause of death for two men found in a Day Avenue apartment.
Medical Examiner, Dr. David Oxley, says each man was shot once in the head.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Police say the bullets match the gun at the scene further pointing to a possible murder-suicide.
But they are still not releasing the victims' names.
The badly decomposed bodies were found yesterday afternoon.
And as Denise Allen tells us residents are wondering if their neighborhood can be saved.
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Day-Bodies


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-97
GRAPHIC=Shooting
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IN Q=Neighbors looked
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
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SUPER=01-Gerald Martin/Day Avenue Resident; :28
SUPER=01-Clayton Coffman/Day Avenue Resident; :54
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:08
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((Neighbors looked on as police removed the bodies of two men from this Day Avenue apartment house yesterday afternoon.
This time police say it may have been a murder-suicide.
But it was only six months ago that similar site rocked Day Avenue.
On June sixth the bodies of Manfred and Wanda Woody were found in the kitchen of their Day Avenue apartment.
That double murder has not been solved.
Gerald Martin has lived on Day Avenue for nearly 30 years and says the good old days are gone.
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IN Q= IT'S NOT SAFE

((GERALD MARTIN/DAY AVE RESIDENT: IT'S NOT SAFE AROUND HERE TO WALK OUTSIDE THAT FENCE IN THE DARK AND WALK TO THAT CORNER WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT SOMEONE GOING TO JUMP YOU, MUG YOU OR JUST DRIVE BY AND SHOOT. IT'S JUST BECOME A SLUM.))
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Neighbors say drug trafficking plays a big part in the downfall of the community.
Clayton Coffman says he heard two gunshots the Thursday before Christmas but didn't call police.
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IN Q= well i called

((CLAYTON COFFMAN/DAY AVE RESIDENTS: WELL I CALLED THEM ONE TIME FOR A DISTURBANCE NEXT DOOR AND THEY DIDN'T COME. SO I NEVER THOUGHT MORE ABOUT CALLING POLICE ABOUT ANYTHING UNLESS IT WAS HAPPENING TO ME.))
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These residents say a quicker police response could help clean up the neighborhood.
Police officials say a car is in that area all the time and that residents should discuss this issue with the police and not in the media.
Denise Allen News 7.))

C'Burg-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-92
GRAPHIC=Accident


A man was partially ejected from a pickup truck in a four vehicle pileup in Christiansburg tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


It happened a little after 6 o'clock on the westbound lane of Pepper's Fairy Road near the intersection of Stafford.
One vehicle was turning when another one hit two others causing a chain reaction.
A man was taken to Radford Community Hospital, after being thrown into the windshield.
His name and condition has not been released
No one else was injured.
Traffic was back up for about an hour.
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Hanover-Direct


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-94
GRAPHIC=Hanover Direct


Two hundred people in the Roanoke Valley will start the new year looking for new jobs.
Hanover Direct anounced over one third of their local workforce will get pink slips by March.
This after over one hundred workers were laid off last week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


These new layoffs would mean the end of the local telemarketing operation.
About half the job losses are full time positions.
The layoffs are a part of a restructuring plan to lower costs.
The company lost nearly 52 million dollars in the first nine months of 19-96.
Company representatives say rising cost of printing, paper and postage, played a part in their losses.
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IN Q=YOU CAN'T ALWAYS

((BRIAN DUNCAN/ROANOKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: YOU CAN'T ALWAYS ANTICIPATE THE CHANGE IN THE ECONOMY AND THE CHANGE IN THE CONSUMER. YES I THINK THEY CAN SAVE THIS COMPANY. I KNOW THAT THIS FIRST QUARTER IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THEM. IF THE RE-ORGANIZATION WORKS. IT'LL WORK DURING THE FIRST QUARTER AND THAT'LL BODE WELL FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
SUPER=01-Brian Duncan/Roanoke Co. Economic Development;
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OUT Q=FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY
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VO-NAT


Duncan says Hanover Direct has met it's incentive agreements with Roanoke County.
Company officials say Hanover Direct will still employ more than 700 people even after the layoffs.
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Air-bags


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Air Bags


President Clinton is giving automakers the go-ahead to change the way air bags are made.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Responding to concerns that airbags can be dangerous for children and others, the President said automakers would be allowed to install less powerful bags in new cars.
The new bags would also be easier for consumers to disconnect.
Mr. Clinton predicted the new rules could take affect this spring.
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Peru


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=None


Another 20 hostages were released in Peru today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;


The release came just after the rebels had their first face to face meeting with a government representative.
In an earlier meeting, a Red Cross official disputed media claims that some of the 83 remaining hostages had been tortured.
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((ROLAND BIGLER/RED CROSS; AFTER HAVING TALKED WITH ALL THE HOSTAGES, HE AFFIRMED THAT THERE WAS NO TORTURE.))
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OUT Q=was no torture.
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=None


President Alberto Fujimori has declared a 60 day state of emergency in the Lima area, meaning people can be arrested without a warrant.

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast, if you have plans to fly to or from the east coast, you may get hung up on lots of holiday traffic,
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VO-NAT

and parents are demanding a recall of a toy their kids got for Christmas.
The Cabbage Patch Snack Time kid made a snack out of some children.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


We might as well get used to this unseasonably warm weather-- it's going to hang around for a while.
A southerly wind flow is keeping that warm air coming-- making late December feel more like Spring.
You'll see what I mean as we roll through today's highs...

Cabbage-Patch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=None


A South Carolina woman says a Cabbage Patch Snack Time Kid pulled a bald patch on her daughter's head.
Now she and two others in Indian are demanding a recall and warning other parents to be careful.
Scott Swan reports.
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Travel-Deley


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


Holiday travelers are getting hung up on the east coast.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;


Airport delays are reported in Atlanta, Charlotte, and New York.
The main problem is a computer glitch at the air traffic control center in Jacksonville, Florida.
It's radar went down, and then the keyboards on the controllers computers froze up.
Planes had to be delayed and grounded, and to make matters worse, fog rolled into Atlanta's Hartsfield airport, causing even more delays.
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Greyhound


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-103 ; edit 96-50
GRAPHIC=None


The next six months means do or die for Lexington's only bus station.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/June 13;


The Greyhound station, located on main street, has been on a six- month trial run that ends Tuesday.
Some members of city council had been concerned that buses would tie- up traffic downtown.
Council has given the owner another six- month conditional use permit.
The owner is making some changes, including adding a pay phone, and changing the bus schedule.
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1-Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# BIZ-Rev
GRAPHIC=Business Review


Overall, 1996 was a good year for businesses in southwest Virginia.
We'll cover the year's progress for the next two nights with the News-7 Business Review Year End Edition.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/August; :06
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :20
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(( Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
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In August tens of thousands of Holdren's customers learned the appliance warranties they paid for weren't being honored.
The trouble began when a North Carolina company acquired the Roanoke retail chain's assets, but not its liabilities.
Two large employers in our area have new owners.
First Colony Life Insurance of Lynchburg was bought by G-E Capital, and Leggett was purchased by the Belk chain.
WalMart became a bigger part of our lives this year.
The company opened close to a half dozen of its mammoth supercenters in places like Roanoke, Henry County, Christiansburg, and Rocky Mount.
In May western Virginia closely followed the ups and downs of Optical Cable's stock.
The Roanoke County company went public a few months before at ten dollars a share, and some positive press helped it surge well over a hundred for a while.
And nurses and other employees at the region's largest employer began contemplating union membership this fall.
Carilion Health System employees say it's because some of the changes planned with its reengineering have gone too far.
Tomorrow we'll go over the top 5 business stories in our area this year.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
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Safe-Ride


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-100
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke cab company and Mothers Against Drunk Driving hope holiday party-ers will take advantage of a free ride.
Liberty Cab is participating in the Safe Ride program.
The program is a part of Drunk and Drugged Driving month.
Members of MADD and other organizations are sponsoring the program to help keep impaired drivers off the road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Safe Ride program actually started several weeks ago.
Party-ers can call Liberty Cab 24 hours a day for a free ride if they feel they are too intoxicated to drive.
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SOT 12:38:49
IN Q=IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE

((STEVEN ST. JACQUES/LIBERTY CAB: IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY HAVE ACCIDENTS AND HURT PEOPLE, INNOCENT PEOPLE. AND LOSE THEIR LICENSES FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. THEY DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER ANY OF THE CONSEQUENCES BY TAKING A CAB RIDE AND NEITHER DO INNOCENT PEOPLE.)) ((PAPA SISSON/LIBERTY CAB: A LOT OF PEOPLE REALLY APPRECIATE US DOING THIS AND WE COULDN'T DO THIS WITHOUT OUR DRIVERS. THEY DONATE THEIR TIME AND MONEY. THAT'S THE REASON WE CAN ACCOMPLISH THIS PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Steven St. Jacques/Liberty Cab; :00
SUPER=01-Papa Sisson/Liberty Cab; :14
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OUT Q=THIS PROGRAM
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Full Screen


The Safe Ride program runs through January first.
If you need a ride call 344-17-76.
That number again is 344-1776.

S-Bowl


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


It was a day of reflection and preparation in South Florida as Tech and Nebraska continued to tune up for the Orange Bowl.
SS=Carquest


Meanwhile Virginia headed home already looking ahead to next season.
Mike Stevens has more from Miami.
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SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Senior Captain; :42
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Safety; :59
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:07
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Cornerback; 1:33
SUPER=@Mike1; 1:44
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Tech Practice Site; 1:59
SUPER=04-Nebraska Practice Site; 2:06
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-23
GRAPHIC=Carolina Panthers


The Carolina Panthers first playoff opponent will be the defending world champions.
SS=Dallas Cowboys


Thanks to George Teague, Emmitt Smith and a bunch of self distructing Vikings, the Dallas Cowboys cruised to a 40 to 15 wild card playoff win over
Minnesota to earn a shot at the cats.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ABC; :00


Teague made three huge defensive plays. The Cowboy forced two fumbles and ran back an interception for a touchdown to help Dallas to a 30 point
SUPER=30-Dallas/40/Minnesota/15;

halftime lead.
On offense, Emmitt Smith rushed for two touchdowns and 116 yards and rested most of the second half, the world champs win in a blowout 40-15.
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S-Bills


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Jaguars


In the AFC Wild Card, Jacksonville handed Buffalo it's first ever playoff loss at Rich Stadium 30 to 27.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/ABC; :00


In the first, Jim Kelly hits Thurman Thomas on the 7 yard touchdown pass, 7-nothing Buffalo.
The Jaguar's Clyde Simmons is then gonna grab Kelly's shovel pass and scoot 20 yards for the score. 7-7.
Natrone Means was the difference. Jacksonville's tailback ran for 175 yards and a touchdown, this 30 yard gallop put the Jags up 17-14 in the 2nd.
SUPER=30-Jacksonville/30/Buffalo/27;

Kelly sustains a concussion on this hit and he fumbles and was carted off the field late in the 4th,
That set up Mike Hollis's game winning 45 yard field goal, Jacksonville by three.
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S-Cavaliers


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA


The Virginia mens basketball team improved to 7 and 3 on the season and 4 and OH all time against Radford as the Cavaliers devoured the Highlanders 95-47 at U-Hall today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Highlanders vs. Cavaliers;


Courtney Alexander was still out nursing that sore ankle, injured in the Liberty game.
But the Cavs didn't need him. Roanoke native Curtis Staples starts things off with the 3 ball from the top of the key. He had 20.
Radford hung in for a while. Kevin Robinson finds Eric Parker underneath and the Highs trailed by 3 at 8-5.
Uva then went on an 18 point run. Harold Deane gets 1 of 24 offensive boards for the Cavs and puts in 2 of his 21 on the day. 'Hoos led by 33 at the break.
It was more of the same in the 2nd half. Deane hits Norman Nolan on the run for the easy layin, and the Cavs were never challenged after that.
Anthony Walker slices in for the SUPER=33-Virginia/95/Radford/47;

bucket, but it's not near enough, as Virginia wins it 95 to 47.
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SOT
IN Q=I think...

((JEFF JONES/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :20
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OUT Q=...bed early."
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=NBA


A battle of the NBA new and old guards met today as Philadelphia played Utah.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/Sixers vs. Jazz; :00


Allen Iverson testing the John Stockton waters..be careful.
The Jazz's conductor...Karl Malone to Stock for the Hoop and Utah led by 3 in the first.
Iverson then shake rattles and makes Stockton stumble as he nails the shot,
but the Jazz assemble prevails 110 to 84. Now the #'s
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none

wipe to boards!!
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#nnoe
GRAPHIC=none


more sports headed your way tonight, including a rundown of all the football bowling lanes open on WDBJ,
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VO-NAT


plus highlights from the title game og the NationsBank Holiday Hoops classic.
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S-Nations


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops


Patrick Henry lost to Riverside tonight in the NationsBank Holiday Hoops championship game.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Pirates vs. Patriots; :00


The Salem Civic Center; the site of tonight's tourney grand finale.
The little big man; Patriot guard Ronnie Casey brings the rock up and knocks dow the trey for 3 of his 16.
PH's leading scorer..you know him SUPER=33-Riverside/70/65;

well by now...Boo Battle converts Casey's pass for two of his team high 22.
But Riverside was one basket better. Mark Green with the tip and the Pirates top Patrick Henry 70-65.
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold Hoops


Garfield, Cave Spring, and, Byrd all winners in other NationsBank games today.

S-WDBJ


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


Finally a reminder; you can catch the Virginia Tech/Nebraska Orange Bowl right here on your Hometown Station New Years eve at 7. Be sure to tune in to our half hour pre game special at 6:30 with Mike Stevens.
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WIPE TO BOARDS-----1020 SUN BOWL


It's a bowling bonanza on WDBJ. at 2pm on the 31st, Your Hometown station will air the Sun Bowl 1022-COTTON BOWL
WDBJ will also carry the BYU/Kansas State Cotton Bowl new years day at 1:30
1023---Fiesta Bowl


and the Penn State/Texas Fiesta Bowl at 8pm new years day. All of those games right here on WDBJ.

On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-105
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


If you think drugs aren't effecting your nine or ten year old child, think again.
Aerosol cans are everywhere and children use them for a quick and easy high.
What they don't know is, they can be fatal.
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VO-NAT


2 months ago, Katie Weddington's son died from drinking antifreeze.
She says it was the result of long term use of inhalants to get high.
Weddington want other parents to be warned.
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SOT
IN Q=they need to be aware

((KATIE WEDDINGTON/MOTHER OF HUFFING VICTIM; THEY NEED TO BE AWARE THAT IT COULD HAPPEN TO THEIR CHILD. AND I'VE HEARD THAT, SINCE BRIAN DIED, I'VE HEARD PARENTS SAY WELL, NOT MY CHILD. BUT YES, IT CAN BE YOUR CHILD. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN THAT ARE MAKING CHOICES. 19:35:49 JO ANN BURKHOLDER/S.A.P. Coordinator; YOU MAY FEEL AND EXPERIENCE QUICK MOOD SHIFTS, FROM BEING REAL DOWN TO JUST THERE AND LETHARGIC TO A HALF AN HOUR LATER BEING REAL IRRITABLE, ADN JUST REAL DEFENSIVE. HOSTILITY IS SOME THING THAT COMES WITH THE USE OF AEROSOLS AND INHALANTS.))
SUPER=01-Katie Weddington/Mother of Huffing Victim; :00
SUPER=01-Jo Ann Burkholder/S.A.P. Coordinator; :16
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OUT Q=and inhalants.
ANCHOR=Eric

To find out more, watch On Record, tomorrow morning at 11. SS=On Record