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[7E-Giles-Bombs]


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A Giles County facility for the developmentally disabled was the site of an explosion of seven homemade chemical bombs yesterday.
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Police discovered the devices shortly before one yesterday afternoon outside the Elm Tree home in Pearisburg.
Authorities describe the bombs as extremely dangerous-- They were made of plastic soda bottles and other chemicals.


Two other bombs did NOT explode and were removed by state police.
Authorities say charges are pending against two Giles county juveniles and one adult.
No one was hurt.
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[7E-Wintergreen-Clinton]


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President Clinton stopped in Nelson County yesterday long enough to give a pep talk to Democratic lawmakers at the Wintergreen Resort.
Many residents turned out for the county's first presidential visit.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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A small army of police, media and curious bystanders greeted the President and Vice President upon their arrival around 11:30.
Among them was Flora Ballard, who never voted for Clinton, but who couldn't pass up the chance to see a living president.
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((FLORA BALLARD/RESIDENT: IT IS HISTORY. IT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. YOU DON'T ALWAYS LOOK AT THE MAN, YOU LOOK AT THE TITLE AND YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THAT.))
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The road to Wintergreen was dotted with messages for the president, but
even here in rural Nelson County, Clinton couldn't escape some of his critics. (/////SOT/////)
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((CHERYL ROBERTS/STORE OWNER: I JUST FELT LIKE OUT OF A LIFETIME, I MIGHT HAVE ONE OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A MESSAGE TO WASHINGTON, SO I SEIZED THAT OPPORTUNITY.))
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((The President and Vice President spent just a couple of hours at Wintergreen before heading back to Washington. Nelson County residents waited much longer than that to catch just a brief glimpse of the two men. Still, they say it was worth the wait.))
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Most were forced to watch from behind a fence, several hundred yards from where the helicopters landed.
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((MARY JANE HOFFMAN/RESIDENT: THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD AND IT'S NOT EVERY DAY YOU GET TO SEE A PERSON LIKE THAT.))
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Or the spectacle surrounding him.. a common occurrence in Washington D.C., but something a little different for Nelson County.
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))

[7S-Tax-Hearings]


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Governor Gilmore's "no car tax" plan has undergone big changes, but now that it's in front of the General Assembly, voters who supported it in November, didn't show up at an open meeting yesterday.
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A public hearing in front of the Senate Finance Committee drew only critics of the plan -- except for local elected officials, who are grimly accepting it as reality.
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((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: THERE'S ONE GLARING DEFECT. YOU DIDN'T SAY WHETHER YOU'RE FOR OR AGAINST THE BILL.))
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((JOE BROOKS/VA. MUNICIPAL LEAGUE: YOU KNOW SOMETIMES BATTLES ARE WON BEFORE YOU COME TO THE PLATE. AND IN THIS CASE, I DON'T BELIEVE BEING FOR OR AGAINST THE BILL WOULD HAVE ANY VALIDITY WHATSOEVER. SO THEREFORE I HAVE NO--))
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((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE. BUT PUT YOURSELF IN THE POSITION OF THESE PEOPLE. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?))
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In stark contrast to the car tax debate, Shawsville Senator Madison Marye's bill to cut the food tax drew only supporters to its public hearing yesterday.
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Taking a look at our mid-week forecast, the clouds are moving in today and rain is on the way...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!]2/12/98
Thursday:

(Anniversary)
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[SUPER=130-/Vergie Hodge/Martinsville;]



[SUPER=130-10/Jeremy Kenley/Radford;]



[SUPER=130-/Charles Hall/Pearisburg;]



[SUPER=130-6/Casey Smith/Lynchburg;]



[SUPER=130-32/Teresa Newbill/Rocky Mount;]



[SUPER=130-10/Billy Barrett/Roanoke;]



[SUPER=130-7/Sean Barrett/Roanoke;]



[SUPER=130-33/Marsha Jessee/Bland;]



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[SUPER=130-11/Sandra Murphy/Spencer;]



[SUPER=130-10/Christie Steele/Dublin;]



[SUPER=130-/Cora Quesenberry/Christiansburg;]



[SUPER=130-59/James Stanley/Critz;]


No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-/Veronica Doyle/Snow Creek;]



(Anniversary)
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(Anniversary)
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[Movie Review 2/13]

The Spice Girls movie, "Spice World" is a lively colorful caper that does what it is supposed to; introduces the singing group to a larger audience while satisfying the girls young fans who avidly follow the adventures of Ginger, Sporty, Baby, Posh and Scarey Spice. The movie is reminiscent of the early Beatles movies, although its not of their caliber and of the Monkees Saturday Morning TV show. As such, parents can stand it and pre-teen girls will love it. There are some clever parodies obviously aimed at the baby boomers who would be familiar with the sources. "Spice World" gets a B. There is not much of a plot, but there are lots of crazy costumes, wild shoes, an amazing bus and some familiar faces in cameo roles. The retro design of the movie is fun and the music is endurable. [cutopen]
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[45E-Barnette]


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The same federal jury that convicted a man for two murders, one in Charlotte the other in Roanoke has sentenced him to death.
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In June of 19-96, 24 year old Aquilla Barnette murdered Donald Lee Allen in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He then drove to Roanoke where he murdered his former girlfriend Robin Williams with a sawed off shotgun. Jurors deliberated eight hours before sentencing Barnette to death.
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Barnette is the first person to receive the death sentence in North Carolina federal court since capital punishment was reinstated in the U.S. courts a decade ago.

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A man convicted of killing a Woodbridge gas station cashier in 19-86 was put to death after apologizing to the victim's family.
Tony Mackall was executed three hours after Governor Gilmore rejected clemency.
Members of Mary Elizabeth Dahn's family watched as Mackall was put to death.

[455-Assisted-Suicide]


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Last year Virginia lawmakers banned physician-assisted suicide.
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But a re-enactment clause on the law requires a second year of debate.
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: IT SHOULD BE THE PUBLIC POLICY OF THE COMMONWEALTH THAT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE AND ASSISTING PEOPLE IN ENDING LIFE.))
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: THIS IS AN INTERESTING BILL. I DON'T KNOW WHO IT BENEFITS. IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T BENEFIT THE PERSON WHO'S OBVIOUSLY IN DIRE STRAITS AND WANTS THIS SERVICE PERFORMED ON 'EM. AND OBVIOUSLY IT ENDS THE CAREER OF THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST WHO'S INVOLVED.))
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What looked like a done deal is still being amended by lawmakers.
It faces another vote later this week.
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[45E-Abed]


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The trial of Roanoke's alleged crime family has been closed to camera's but last night we caught a glimpse inside the federal courtroom.
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Judge Sam Wilson allowed us to photograph what is certainly the government's biggest exhibit.
It's a LIFE-size outline of the backroom at the Corner Store.
[SUPER=04-January 13, 1995]


The store was firebombed three years ago allegedly at the direction of the Abeds.
Informant Richard Chisholm says he threw a molotov cocktail through the rear window of the store.
Defense attorneys scoffed at the notion that anyone could have tossed a burning bottle through a window covered by metal bars... seven feet off the ground... with enough force to hit the opposite wall nearly ten feet away.
An A-T-F agent used the full-scale model to demonstrate how it could have happened.
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[45S-Rocky-Mount]


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Rocky Mount has a new town manger.
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Keith Holland is currently Vinton's assistant town manager, but he'll make the move to Rocky Mount in March.
He grew up there and says he's looking forward to the return.
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((KEITH HOLLAND/ROCKY MOUNT TOWN MANAGER: I WOULD LIKE TO WORK TOWARD IMPROVING TOWN COUNTY RELATIONS. THERE ARE SOME MATTERS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AND ISSUES THAT CAN BE IRONED OUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF BOTH PARTIES. FRANKLIN COUNTY NEEDS ROCKY MOUNT AND ROCKY MOUNT NEEDS FRANKLIN COUNTY))
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Holland says many of the issues in Vinton -- such as town county relations, tax and water rates, and tight budgets -- also apply in Rocky Mount.
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Taking a moment now to check the mid- week outlook--
Skies will be clouding up today, with showers developing.
Highs in the upper 40s.
A lingering chance of rain overnight, with lows near 40.
The extended outlook does dry things out though....
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[8E-NS-Glasgow]


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A Glasgow neighborhood is still scarred by last week's train derailment. (------------)
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Town officials say the roads through the surrounding neighborhoods were never meant to handle heavy equipment.
Now they're criss-crossed with ruts and broken asphalt.
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((ROBERTA LYLE; WE HAD A VERY GOOD STREET, IT WAS PAVED WHEN WE HAD THE GRANT SOME YEARS AGO, FINALLY GOT THE STREET PAVED, EVERYTHING HAD BEEN KEPT UP VERY WELL, THE STATE HAD BEEN KEEPING IT UP VERY WELL.)) [11:53:04] ((KENNY WILKERSON/RESIDENT; I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO, BUT STILL, NO ONE HAS KNOCKED ON MY DOOR AND GIVEN ME ANY INDICATION THAT SOMEONE IS COMING TO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THIS, TO FIX IT UP AND LIKE I SAY, THEY TOOK THE LIBERTY OF RUNNING THROUGH MY YARD AND I JUST THINK THEY COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING BETTER))
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Norfolk Southern officials told us they plan to work with the town to restore the roads to their original condition.

The town is currently negotiating with the railroad to improve the drainage system along the tracks.
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[8Teacher-Raises]


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Pay raises are in store for Roanoke city school teachers.
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But some educators are questioning the formula used for pay increases.
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((RANDOLPH-KING; THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED, IT WASN'T JUST FIVE- POINT- OH ACROSS THE BOARD. IT'S LIKE A COMBINATION WITH A ONE- POINT- ONE TIER INCREASE AND THAT MADE IT TO FIVE- POINT- OH. WE'RE ASKING FOR THE FIVE- POINT- ONE ACROSS THE BOARD FOR JUST RAISES.)) ((E. WAYNE HARRIS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT; WHAT WE HAVE PROPOSED WOULD TAKE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR APPROXIMATELY 45-PERCENT OF OUR TEACHERS BEYOND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. BUT IT WILL TAKE ABOUT 65-PERCENT OF THE TEACHERS IN THE COHORT THAT WE'RE USING TO COMPUTE IT BEYOND THE NATIONAL AVERAGE BY 82-DOLLARS.))
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Teachers outside the commonwealth make a little more than 40-thousand dollars annually.
If the school system's revenue increase for the 1998-99 budget is approved, the average Roanoke teacher salary would be above that mark for the first time ever.
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[8E-Cheerleaders]


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An area high school cheerleading squad is one of the best in the country-- and they're going to Disney World to prove it.
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This year is the first time the Lord Botetourt High School varsity cheerleaders have qualified to compete in the national competition.
But the success of this season's squad did not come without a price.
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((WE PRACTICED THREE TO FOUR TIMES A WEEK- ON SATURDAYS, BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, AFTER GAMES- TO TRY TO PREPARE FOR IT AND JUST DO OUR BEST. )) ((IT FEELS LIKE EVERYTHING PAID OFF CAUSE WE DID BETTER THAN LAST YEAR AND THAT WAS OUR ONLY GOAL AND WE MADE IT TO THE FINALS AND IT WAS GREAT.))
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The Cavaliers placed eleventh out of twenty-eight teams in their division.
They also had four team members place in the top 25 in partner stunting.
Lord Botetourt was the only school from Virginia that qualified for the national competition.
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[8weather]


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Let's now take a look at the wet Wednesday forecast--
Showers are expected to develop later this afternoon, with highs reaching 50.
A Chance of Rain continues tonight, along with some windy conditions.
Lows around 40.
The four day forecast ....
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