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7E-Pulaski-shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-13
SS=shooting


Authorities are searching for a suspect in a shooting in Pulaski County last night.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Investigators responded to a mobile home in Riverbend Trailer Court on Route 114 at about nine o'clock.
Pulaski County authorities say one man was shot in the buttocks.
They are on the lookout for a suspect in a black or gray Dodge Omni.
The victim was transported to Radford Community hospital.
Authorities have NOT released his name or condition.
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7E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
GRAPHIC=accident


An accident yesterday in Bedford County yesterday left one man hospitalized after officials had to use the jaws of life to free him from his car.
It happened at the intersection of route 4-60 and 6-90.
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23- year- old Shelley Northrop of Montvale was driving west on route 4-60.
Police say 56- year- old June Hevener, the driver of the maroon car, was turning on to 4-60 and drove into on coming traffic.
Hevener's passenger, 57- year- old Henry Morgan Hevener, is in stable condition this morning.
Northrop and June Hevener received minor injuries.
Police are charging June Hevener with failure to yield the right of way.
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7E-Fire-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=fire safety


Many people were probably alarmed when clouds of smoke billowed out of a high rise in downtown Roanoke Saturday afternoon, but fire fighters were very calm.
They CREATED the smoke.
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The high-rise fire drill was a part of the regional fire school in Roanoke.
Fire fighters from all over Virginia learned the strategy to battling a towering inferno.
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((CAPT. HEDLEY AUSTIN/VA BEACH FIRE DEPT.: YOU HAVE TO CLIMB THOSE STAIRS TO GET TO THE BUILDING FLOOR THAT'S ON FIRE AND THEN ONCE YOU GET THERE YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE MUSH OF A WAY TO GET OUT. YOU'RE ABOVE GROUND. THE BUILDING CONTAINS THE FIRE, THE HEAT AND IT'S MUCH MORE INTENSE THAT IT IS IN WHAT WE NORMALLY CONSIDER A RESIDENTIAL HOUSE FIRE.))
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Virginia Beach fire officials were brought in to lead the training.
Officials say the fire codes limit high rise blazes in our part of the state.
Even so, fire fighters say this is an important exercise.
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((CROSBY GRINDLE/BATTALION CHIEF OF TRAINING: PEOPLE CALL 9-1-1 AND THEY EXPECT TO HAVE US COME AND RESPOND TO WHAT EVER EMERGENCY THEY HAVE SO QUITE OFTEN WE TRAIN FOR THINGS THAT MAY ONLY HAPPEN A FEW TIME IN SOMEONE'S CAREER OR MAY NEVER HAPPEN. BUT WE HAVE TO TRAIN FOR IT. BE PREPARED FOR IT.))
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Part of the annual school includes a rope rescue course.
Here fire fighters learn how to repel from buildings and lower citizens to safety from high places.
The regional fire school is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs with the help of local fire and E-M-S departments.
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7Rock-Slide


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A rock slide has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain.
Police said no one was injured in the slide last night at about 7:15.
A state Department of Transportation geologist will assess the situation before any traffic lanes are reopened.
Meanwhile, motorists traveling west are being rerouted onto U-S 250 at Crozet, and then back onto I-64 at Waynesboro.

7Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


In Bedford County, dozens were hand yesterday to celebrate the 254th birthday of Thomas Jefferson.
The celebration was Jefferson's Poplar Forest retreat.
Jefferson was born April 13th, 17-43.
He designed Poplar Forest in 18-06.
The retreat is undergoing renovation -- but the work, including archaeological digs, has been used to draw visitors.

7weather


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Time now to check the Monday forecast--
Skies will turn mostly sunny, but temperatures will stay cool.
Highs only in the mid to upper 50s.
Clear and cold tonight, with patchy frost possible.
Lows around 30.
Mostly sunny again tomorrow, but warmer.
Highs in the lows 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/15/97

SUPER=130-7/Erica Phillips/Copper Hill;



SUPER=130-2/Taylor Johnson/Troutville;



SUPER=130-3/Brandon Hall/Salem;



SUPER=130-3/Tyler Camper/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-15/Chris Pendleton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-57/Fletcher Muse/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-9/Kassie Reese/Elliston;



(Kassie's Grandmother)
SUPER=130-83/Nina Reese/Elliston;



SUPER=130-10/Kanalyn Jackson/Durham NC;



SUPER=130-39/Chip Mayhew/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-31/Brenda Smith/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Betty Brizendine/Cloverdale;



SUPER=130-8/Domonique Mills/Clover;



SUPER=130-8/Blake Gallagher/Salem;



SUPER=130-50/Shelia Anderson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Eric Buzzard/Monterey;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-4/Jaquan Daniels/Appomattox;



SUPER=130-69/Nancy Rosenberry/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-49th/Bill & Betty Rimmer/Covington;



SUPER=130-/Robert Newman Jr./Bedford;



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55E-Pulaski-shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-13
SS=shooting


Pulaski County authorities are investigating a shooting last night at a Trailer Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Investigators responded to a mobile home in Riverbend Trailer Court on Route 114 at about nine o'clock.
Pulaski County authorities say one man was wounded.
They are still on the lookout for the shooter who may be driving a black or gray Dodge Omni.
The victim was taken to the hospital.
His name and condition have not been released.
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55E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
GRAPHIC=accident


A man remains hospitalized from a car accident yesterday in Bedford County.
The Jaws of life were used free an accident victim yesterday afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


It happened at the intersection of route 4-60 and 6-90 in Bedford County.
Rescue workers used the Jaws of life to free 57 year old Henry Morgan Hevener.
Authorities say 23- year- old Shelley Northrop of Montvale was driving west on route 4-60.
Police say 56- year- old JUNE Hevener, the driver of the maroon car, was turning on to 4-60 and drove into on coming traffic.
Police are charging her with failure to yield the right of way.
Hospital officials say Henry Hevener is in stable condition.
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55Rock-Slide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The westbound lanes of Interstate 64 are closed on Afton Mountain this morning because of a rock slide.
Police said no one was injured in the slide last night at about 7:15.
A state Department of Transportation geologist will assess the situation before any traffic lanes are reopened.
Meanwhile, motorists traveling west are being rerouted onto U-S 250 at Crozet, and then back onto I-64 at Waynesboro.

55Poplar-Forest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


In Bedford County, folks turned out yesterday to celebrate the 254th birthday of Thomas Jefferson.
The celebration was at Jefferson's Poplar Forest retreat.
Jefferson was born April 13th, 17-43.
He designed Poplar Forest in 18-06.
The retreat is undergoing renovation -- but the work, including archaeological digs, has been used to draw visitors.

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Turning to weather--
Mostly sunny today, but cool.
Look for highs only in the mid to upper 50s.
Clear and cold tonight, with some patchy frost.
Lows near 30.
Sunshine for tomorrow, and warmer weather.
Highs in the 60s.
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8E-Pulaski-shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-13
SS=shooting


Police are investigating a trailer park shooting last night in Pulaski county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Investigators responded to a mobile home in Riverbend Trailer Court on Route 114 at about nine o'clock.
Pulaski County authorities say one man was shot in the buttocks.
They are on the lookout for a suspect in a black or gray Dodge Omni.
The victim was transported to Radford Community hospital.
Authorities have NOT released his name or condition.
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8E-Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
GRAPHIC=accident


It took the jaws of life to release an accident victim from a vehicle yesterday.
The crash occurred at the intersection of route 4- 60 and 6-90 in Bedford county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


23- year- old Shelley Northrop of Montvale was driving west on route 4-60.
Police say 56- year- old June Hevener was turning on to 4-60 and drove into on coming traffic.
Hevener's passenger, 57- year- old Henry Morgan Hevener, is in stable condition this morning.
Police are charging June Hevener with failure to yield the right of way.
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8Rock-Slide


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A rock slide has closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain.
Police said no one was injured in the slide that occurred last night, at about 7:15.
A state Department of Transportation geologist will assess the situation before any traffic lanes are reopened.
Meanwhile, motorists traveling west are being rerouted onto U-S 250 at Crozet, and then back onto I-64 at Waynesboro.

8E-Explore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-08
GRAPHIC=explore


It was WAR this weekend at Virginia's Explore Park.
The Days of the Revolution re- enactment marked the opening of tourist season.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Scott Sarver/Virginia's Explore Park; :25
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Virginia's Explore Park is an outdoor living history exhibit.
Workers say while the revolutionary battle re-enactment is a big draw, the entertainment of the times is educational as well.
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Sarver says the park is growing larger every year.
He says if you haven't visited Explore recently, you'll be surprised at the 19th-century exhibit's facelift.
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((WE HAVE NEW INTERPRETATION ASPECTS. WE HAVE A NEW MILL THAT WILL BE COMING IN AFTER THIS SEASON. WE'VE DOUBLED THE SPACE IN THE COLONIAL AREA. WE PUT THE OTHER HALF OF THE CABIN ON.))
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The changes don't stop there.
Officials believe the new spur along the Blue ridge Parkway will make the park more accessible to tourists when the gate opens in 1998.
The Brugh Tavern will offer food--bringing in restaurant revenue as well as more funding.
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((JUDY EVANS/EXPLORE MARKETING DIR.: WE HOPE AS OUR NUMBER INCREASES THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET MORE STATE FUNDING AND OTHER TYPES OF FUNDING THAT WILL HELP US INCREASE THE DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE PARK AS WE SEE NEED.))
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The Days of the Revolution is just the beginning of Explore's tourist season.
In May visitors will be treated to a traditional Indian Pow Wow.
In the summer, the battle re-enactments continue with The French and Indian War.
Denise Allen News 7.))

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's take a peek now at today's forecast--
Mostly sunny, but chilly.
Highs only in the mid to upper 50s.
Clear skies tonight, with lows near 30.
Patchy frost is possible.
Meanwhile, sunny and warmer by tomorrow.
Highs reaching the 60s.
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