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7Danville-Fire


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TAPE#96-92
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A Danville girl came to the rescue yesterday and saved a family from a house fire.
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Trease (TERESA) Burton's Holbrook Street home caught fire yesterday morning.
The house did NOT have a smoke detector but a 12- year- old family friend who was staying over woke up with a burning throat and coughing.
Krystle Beard says she was scared, but knew she had to get help.
Beard ran into Burton's room and woke her up in time to get Burton's four young children to safety.
Only later did the two realize the full extent of the damage.
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((KRYSTLE BEARD:SHE HAD A FOUR MONTH OLD PIT BULL DOG, THAT'S GONE, ALL HER FURNITURE AND EVERYTHING IS GONE, I MEAN, SHE HAS TO START ALL OVER AGAIN, SHE'S SCARED, EVERYTHING SHE EVER HAD IS GONE. ))
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Firefighters say the items that did not burn up were damaged by heat and smoke.
Fire officials say a wire that "shorted out" in the attic sparked the blaze.
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7Campbell-Fire


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Fire also destroyed a Campbell County home yesterday, leaving an elderly woman homeless.
Crews from Altavista and Evington responded to the call on Route 682.
Fire Chief Haywood Belvin says the woman apparently poured kerosene into her wood stove, which already contained hot coals.
The fire flared up, and the woman dropped the container, allowing the blaze to spread even further.
She escaped without injury, but the home was a total loss.

7NAACP


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TAPE#96-91
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Roanoke's Chapter of the N-double-A-C-P has a new president.
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34- year- old Martin Jeffrey was sworn in yesterday during the organization's annual "Jubilee Day Celebration".
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY ALL MY LIFE, AND THIS A COVETED POSITION, I THINK FOR A LOT OF REASONS, BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACT THAT CAN BE MADE BY A PERSON, BY THIS ORGANIZATION. ))
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The Roanoke organization also named Robbie Board it's "Citizen of the Year".
The 91- year- old was praised for her years of hard work and dedication.
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((ROBBIE BOARD/ROANOKE NAACP "CITIZEN OF THE YEAR":I'M IN THAT TO HELP ALL I CAN TO BRING ABOUT EQUAL RIGHTS TO OUR PEOPLE.))
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During the two hour celebration, the N-double-A-C-P also swore in this year's officers and board of directors.
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7Tech-Fans


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TAPE#96-93
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It happened to Virginia Tech football fans last year too.
Charter flights into Roanoke Regional Airport were disrupted by the weather.
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Hundreds of Virginia Tech fans trying to return from Tuesday night's Orange Bowl ended up elsewhere after the Roanoke airport got fogged in.
Kathy Reynolds spent 90 minutes waiting for her husband's flight to arrive before she learned it had been diverted to another airport.
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((KATHY REYNOLDS/WIFE OF TECH FAN: THEY'RE GOING TO RICHMOND. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GO HOME AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY, SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WITH 'EM.))
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Airport officials say just four of eleven charter flights from Miami were able to land in Roanoke yesterday.
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((MARK COURTNEY/DEPUTY AIRPORT MANAGER: IT'S BEEN KIND OF A MIXED BAG. WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKE THIS, IT'S JUST LUCK OF THE DRAW. UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S HAPPENED TWICE IN A ROW NOW. I'M SURE A LOT OF THE VIRGINIA TECH FANS, CHARTER PASSENGERS, CAN REMEMBER THE EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR.))
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Courtney says for the most part, passengers and their families were understanding about the delays.
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The Roanoke Regional is still fogged in this morning so if you have travel plans, you may want to check with your airline before heading over to the airport this morning.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
The fog should burn off by mid morning, and give way to a partly sunny day with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
The Clearing should continue tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s. 7BIRTHDAYS!

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55P-D'ville-Fire


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TAPE# 596-37
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A Danville family had no smoke detector to alert them yesterday about a fire, but they did have a quick thinking overnight guest.
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The young girl was spending the night with Trease (TERESA) Burton and her family when she woke up coughing, with a burning throat.
The blaze apparently started around 6- thirty in the attic of Burton's Holbrook Street home.
After Krystle got Trease Burton up, the two were able to get Burton's four young children to safety.
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((KRYSTLE BEARD:BASICALLY I WAS SCARED I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE OR SOMETHING, THE HOUSE WAS GOING TO CAVE IN OR SOMETHING BUT I'M JUST GLAD SHE GOT HER KIDS AND EVERYBODY'S OK. ))
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Trease Burton is the mother of eight children.
The blaze destroyed everything but a few toys on the front porch.
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55Campbell-Fire


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And an elderly woman has been left homeless by a fire in Campbell County.
Crews from Altavista and Evington responded to the call on Route 682.
Fire Chief Haywood Belvin says the woman apparently poured kerosene into her wood stove, which already contained hot coals.
The fire flared up, and the woman dropped the container, allowing the blaze to spread even further.
She escaped without injury, but the home was a total loss.

55Roanoke-Murder


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Authorities have released the name of the man found murdered on Chapman Avenue in Roanoke Monday night.
Police say 33- year- old Larry Edward Donahue of Patterson Avenue died after he was shot in the head.
But there is still no information on a possible suspect.
This marked the city's 13th murder of 19-96.

55Ebonics


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TAPE#96-95
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A Virginia legislator doesn't want ebonics in Virginia schools.
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Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant plans to introduce legislation that would prevent "ebonics" or any other dialect from being taught in the state's public schools.
Bryant says educators should not sanction what he calls the "butchering" of the English language.
Last year, lawmakers passed a measure that recognizes English as the state's official language.
Bryant says he is "not" aware of any current movement to introduce ebonics anywhere in the commonwealth.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
The fog should burn off by mid morning, and give way to a partly sunny day with highs in the mid to upper 50s.
The Clearing should continue tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s. cutopen
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8Danville-Fire


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TAPE#96-92
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In Danville, a house fire could have meant tragedy had it not been for a 12 year old girl.
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Trease (TERESA) Burton's Holbrook Street home caught fire yesterday morning.
The house did NOT have a smoke detector but a young family friend who was staying over woke up with a burning throat and a cough.
Krystle Beard says she was scared, but knew she had to get help.
Beard ran into Burton's room and woke her up in time to get Burton's four young children to safety.
Only later did the two realize the full extent of the damage.
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((KRYSTLE BEARD:SHE HAD A FOUR MONTH OLD PIT BULL DOG, THAT'S GONE, ALL HER FURNITURE AND EVERYTHING IS GONE, I MEAN, SHE HAS TO START ALL OVER AGAIN, SHE'S SCARED, EVERYTHING SHE EVER HAD IS GONE. ))
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Firefighters say the items that did not burn up were damaged by heat and smoke.
Fire officials say a wire that "shorted out" in the attic sparked the blaze.
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8Campbell-Fire


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An elderly Campbell County woman also lost her home to fire yesterday.
Fire Chief Haywood Belvin says the woman apparently poured kerosene into her wood stove, which already contained hot coals.
The fire flared up, and the woman dropped the container, allowing the blaze to spread even further.
She escaped without injury, but the home was a total loss.
Crews from Altavista and Evington responded to the call on Route 682.

8Roanoke-Murder


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There is still no information yet on a possible suspect in Roanoke's last murder of 19-96.
But officials released the murder victims name yesterday.
Thirty-three year old Larry Edward Donahue was shot to death Monday night on Chapman Avenue.
It was the city's 13th murder of 19-96.

8Ebonics


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Bryant


A California school district has recognized Black English as a legitimate second language--
And one local lawmaker wants to make sure that doesn't happen in Virginia.
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Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant plans to introduce legislation that would prevent "ebonics" or any other dialect from being taught in the state's public schools.
Bryant says educators should not sanction what he calls the "butchering" of the English language.
Last year, lawmakers passed a measure that recognizes English as the state's official language.
Bryant says he is "not" aware of any current movement to introduce ebonics anywhere in the commonwealth.
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8Tech-Fans


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TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Tech Nebraska


It was a case of Deja vu for Hokie fans.
For the second straight year they found their return trip from a bowl game sabotaged by weather conditions.
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Fog kept hundreds of Virginia Tech fans from returning from Tuesday's Orange Bowl.
Kathy Reynolds spent 90 minutes waiting for her husband's flight to arrive before she learned it had been diverted to another airport.
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((KATHY REYNOLDS/WIFE OF TECH FAN: THEY'RE GOING TO RICHMOND. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GO HOME AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY, SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WITH 'EM.))
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Airport officials say just four of eleven charter flights from Miami were able to land in Roanoke yesterday.
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((MARK COURTNEY/DEPUTY AIRPORT MANAGER: IT'S BEEN KIND OF A MIXED BAG. WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKE THIS, IT'S JUST LUCK OF THE DRAW. UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S HAPPENED TWICE IN A ROW NOW. I'M SURE A LOT OF THE VIRGINIA TECH FANS, CHARTER PASSENGERS, CAN REMEMBER THE EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR.))
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Courtney says for the most part, passengers and their families were understanding about the delays.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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And there is still some fog lingering over the Valley this morning, so you might want to call the airport ahead of time if you're picking someone up or flying out.

8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
The fog should burn off by mid morning, and give way to a partly sunny day The Clearing should continue tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s. with highs in the mid to upper 50s.