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7E-Giles-Shooting


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A shooting in Giles County last night claims one life.
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Sheriff's investigators say a woman was shot shortly before eight.
It happened in a mobile home off route 460 near the entrance to Mountain Lake.
Officials say at this point it appears the shooting was an accident.
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((A WHITE FEMALE APPROX 20-22 YEARS WAS FOUND DECEASED.. THERE WERE TWO INDIVIDUALS IN THE HOME. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles County Investigator;
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Police are not releasing details.
So far no one's been charged.
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7E-Floyd-Body


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A suspicious death in the Buffalo Mountian section of Flyod County yesterday has authorities searching for answers.
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The Floyd County Sheriff's department discovered a body at a home on route 629.
Police are not releasing any information about the death but both state police and local authorities are on the lookout for a car missing from the home.
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results.
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7E-Danville-Ax


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TAPE#97-4
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In Danville, a car accident at one of Danville's busiest roads has left one person dead and at least three others injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It happened on Route 58 in front of Westover Baptist Church.
Police say 18- year- old Mary Bailey apparently pulled her station wagon into the path of another car.
Witnesses say Bailey was on her way to church.
Police say a passenger in her car 15- year- old John Paul Bailey was killed.
Three other people were also injured, but the extent of their injuries is not known.
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7Ferrum-Players


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Two former football players from Ferrum College are spending three days in the Franklin County jail after being convicted of assault.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


19- year- old Al Anderson and 19- year- old David Cooper were found guilty of starting a brawl at the school's recreational facility last month.
The victim was one of their own teammates.
Wes Mattera testified that he was hit repeatedly in the face after playing in a pick up basketball game.
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((WES MATTERA/BEATING VICTIM: I JUST GOT HIT. PUNCHES WERE FLYING FROM ALL SIDES AND I JUST GOT HIT. I GOT HIT TWO OR THREE TIMES AND FINALLY I GOT HIT IN THE NOSE. IT MUST HAVE BROKE MY NOSE.))
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A Ferrum spokesperson says Anderson and Cooper are no longer students at the school.
Two other players had been charged with assault but were found not guilty.
They were 18- year- old Michael Bryant and starting running back Maurice Clark.
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7E-State-Song


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TAPE#97-2
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The end is in sight concerning the debate over the State Song.It's only one signature away from the history books.
27 years of debate over Virginia's state song will be complete with one stroke of the Governor's hand.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Senate cast the final vote to retire "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" to "state song (E-Merit-us) emeritus" status.
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IN Q=In the new

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IN THE NEW DOMINION I THINK IT'S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD... BROAD CONSENSUS.))
SOT 05:37:17

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: THERE ARE MANY THAT WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THAT IT REMAIN THE OFFICIAL STATE SONG WITHOUT COMPROMISING IT TO THE STATE SONG EMERITUS. AND I SHARED THE VIEW THAT WE SHOULD RETAIN IT AND JUST CHANGE SOME OF THE OBJECTIONABLE WORDS. I DID FIND THAT AFTER I TOOK KIND OF A HIGH PROFILE WITH THE DISCUSSION ON IT, THAT QUITE A NUMBER OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY, AND SOME OF THE MORE PROMINENT LEADERS CONSIDER IT A PART OF THEIR HISTORY AND DIDN'T WANT TO SEE IT GO EITHER.))
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There are NO formal plans to search for a new song.

7weather


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Turning your attention to weather--
Look for mostly cloudy skies today, and some slightly cooler temperatures.
Highs will climb into the upper 50s.
Tonight, skies will stay cloudy, with lows in the mid 40s.
Meanwhile, we could see some showers by tomorrow.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/21/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-7/Deonta Hairston/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Lacey Mize/Collinsville;



SUPER=130-40/Lisa Craighead/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Tyler Person/Salem;



SUPER=130-53/Susie Jewell/Riner;



SUPER=130-87/Leathie Linkous/Riner;



SUPER=130-91/Toy Bishop/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-9/Stacie Smith/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-96/Lillie Phillips/Christiansburg;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-10/Cody Turman/Willis;



SUPER=130-10/Chris Stevens/Pearisburg;



SUPER=130-24/Calvin Patterson/Huddleston;



SUPER=130-43/Ricky Tuck/Huddleston;



SUPER=130-4/Joshua Adkins/Callands;



SUPER=130-4/Taylor Camper/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-18/Donnie Wallace/Elliston;



SUPER=130-40/Nancy Lervis/Appomattox;



SUPER=130-14/Randy Akers/ Roanoke;



SUPER=130-18/Scott Tucker/Stewartsville;





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55E-Giles-Shooting


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Giles County officials say a shooting last night that took the life of a young woman appears to have been accidental.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Sheriff's investigators say a woman was shot shortly before eight.
It happened in a mobile home off route 460 near the entrance to Mountain Lake.
At this point, officials are releasing few details.
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((A WHITE FEMALE APPROX 20-22 YEARS WAS FOUND DECEASED.. THERE WERE TWO INDIVIDUALS IN THE HOME. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles County Investigator;
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So far charges have been filed.
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55S-Wythe-School


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The Wythe County School Board is being asked to overturn some school suspensions stemming from a racial dispute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Ten students were reportedly suspended for tying their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
Earlier this week, members of the group, Concerned Citizens Network, complained that black students have been subjected to repeated slurs and other racial incidents.
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But the parents of some of the suspended students have asked the School Board to overturn the suspensions.
Those parents of the students receiving the slurs, however, contend that the punishment is too lenient.
The board is expected to consider that request next month.

55P-Ferrum-Players


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Two Ferrum College football players have been kicked out of school and will spend time behind bars for beating up a fellow teamate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Yesterday, 19- year- old Al Anderson and 19- year- old David Cooper were convicted of assault.
Both have been expelled from the college and will serve three days in the Franklin County Jail.
The incident happened during a pickup basketball game at the school's recreational facility.
Linebacker Wes Mattera said he was badly beaten after his team won the game.
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((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IT'S REALLY JUST A HOT- TEMPERED THING THAT GREW OUT OF A GAME. IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN ANY BASKETBALL GAME ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ))
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Two players were acquitted... 18- year- old Michael Bryant and starting running back Maurice Clark.
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Time now to check the forecast--
Mostly cloudy across the region today, with highs in the upper 50s.
We'll keep the cloudy skies tonight, with lows dropping into the mid 40s.
And some showers are likely headed our way by tomorrow.
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8E-Giles-Shooting


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Authorities aren't yet releasing the name of a woman fatally shot in Giles County last night.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Sheriff's investigators say the woman was shot shortly before eight.
It happened in a mobile home off route 460 near the entrance to Mountain Lake.
Officials say at this point it appears the shooting was an accident.
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((A WHITE FEMALE APPROX 20-22 YEARS WAS FOUND DECEASED.. THERE WERE TWO INDIVIDUALS IN THE HOME. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles County Investigator;
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Police are not releasing details.
So far no one's been charged.
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8E-Floyd-Body


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Authorities are searching for clues surrounding a body found in the Buffalo Mountain section of Floyd County.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


The Floyd County Sheriff's department discovered the body at a home on route 629.
Police are not releasing any information about the death but both state police and local authorities are on the lookout for a car missing from the home.
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results.
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8E-Danville-Ax


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TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


A two- car collision in Danville killed a teenaged boy last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It happened on Route 58 in front of Westover Baptist Church.
Police say 18- year- old Mary Bailey apparently pulled her station wagon into the path of another car.
Witnesses say Bailey was crossing the road on her way to church.
A passenger in the station wagon was killed.
Police say 15- year- old John Paul Bailey died later at the hospital.
Three other people were also injured, but the extent of their injuries is not known.
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8P-Wythe-School


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Some George Wythe High School students were suspended for alleged racial incidents.
Now their parents are calling the punishment too harsh, and say they want it overturned.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Ten students were reportedly suspended for tying their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
But black parents contend the suspensions are too lenient.
Earlier this week, members of the group, Concerned Citizens Network, complained that black students have been subjected to repeated slurs and other racial incidents.
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The school board is expected to consider a request to overturn the suspensions at its meeting next month.

8P-XGR


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TAPE#597-01
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Some so- called "arm- twisting" yesterday in the General Assembly over a bill concerning credit unions throwing auto tent sales.
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((I WONDERED FROM THE OUTSET WHY THE CREDIT UNIONS WERE SO INVOLVED...ARE TAKING PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach;
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But Carroll County's Tom Jackson prevailed -- calling the tent sales a good deal for "the little people."
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON: I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER EXAMPLE OF FREE ENTERPRISE...MORE ARM-TWISTING GOING ON ON THIS BILL THAN WILL EVER GO ON UNDER THESE TENTS.))
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So over the objections of car dealers, the ban was re-referred to committee for another year of study.
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8weather


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Let's take a quick check of the weather now--
Mostly cloudy and a little cooler today.
Look for highs in the upper 50s.
Continued cloudy tonight, with lows only dropping into the mid 40s.
We could see some showers, meanwhile, in the area by tomorrow.
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