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7Boty-Fatal


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A routine D-U-I traffic stop turned deadly for a man who opened fire on a Botetourt County police officer.
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Twenty-eight- year- old Leonard Brent Jenkins was in his pickup truck when he was pulled over by Deputy Ernest Spiva, who suspected Jenkins of driving drunk.
Police say Spiva called for backup, then approached Jenkins, who opened fire on the officer, hitting him twice in the chest.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF; SUSPECT FIRED A THIRD ROUND IN THERE SOMEWHERE. AFTER HE FIRED A THIRD ROUND, OFFICER HEPLER WAS ABLE TO RETURN FIRE AND PUT A ROUND THROUGH THE BACK GLASS OF THE TRUCK AND HIT THE SUSPECT IN THE HEAD AND KILLED HIM.))
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Kelly says the incident is now being investigated by state police.
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((THEY SIMPLY GATHER THE FACTS AND COLLECT THE EVIDENCE. THEY'LL DO THEIR REPORT AND FORWARD THAT TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY. THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY WILL THEN DRAW HIS OWN CONCLUSIONS FROM WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Deputy Spiva was protected by a bullet-proof vest and suffered only bruises.
The two officers are now on administrative leave.
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7E-Diesel-Spill


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A mysterious diesel fuel spill in Roanoke yesterday morning left crews with a tedious clean-up task.
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A passerby noticed a sheen on Tinker Creek near the 400-block of Campbell Avenue.
Crews tried to contain the fuel, but the creek's fast-moving current made the job tough.
It's not known where the fuel came from.
Crews said it was a small amount and does not pose a serious environmental threat.
The Department of Environmental Quality has investigated spills in that area before and is working with Roanoke officials to find out what caused the spill.
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7XGR


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The state senate is scheduled to review another bill today -- this time it's the so-called "informed consent" bill. It's set to go before the Senate Education and Health Committee.
The measure would require doctors to give medical information to women seeking an abortion at least 24 hours before the operation.
Violators would face a 25-hundred dollar fine.
The House already passed the bill.
Abortion rights supporters say the bill interferes with a woman's right to have an abortion.

7Published-Book


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A Roanoke high school student has collected the thoughts and reflections of those who shape the world -- and now her correspondence is available for almost anyone to read.
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"THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS IN LIFE: LETTERS TO A YOUNG GIRL" has been chosen for publication.
The book is a compilation of responses Rachel Chandler received about three years while writing to world leaders, humanitarians and others, asking what was the most important lesson in life.
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((RACHEL CHANDLER/AUTHOR; WHEN I WAS ON THE "TODAY SHOW", PEOPLE WERE CALLING, PUBLISHERS WERE CALLING AND ASKING IF THEY COULD MAKE IT A PUBLISHED BOOK AND I SAW NO REASON WHY NOT. SO THEY DID.))
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Rachel's initial efforts were part of a Girl Scout and school project.
Among those replying to the 15- year- old's question were Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa and congressman Bob Goodlatte.
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45Boty-Fatal


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A traffic stop ended in fatal gunfire in Botetourt County.
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Twenty-eight- year- old Leonard Brent Jenkins was in his pickup truck when he was pulled over by Deputy Ernest Spiva, for suspected drunk driving.
Police say Spiva called for backup, then approached Jenkins, who opened fire on the officer, hitting him twice in the chest.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF; SUSPECT FIRED A THIRD ROUND IN THERE SOMEWHERE. AFTER HE FIRED A THIRD ROUND, OFFICER HEPLER WAS ABLE TO RETURN FIRE AND PUT A ROUND THROUGH THE BACK GLASS OF THE TRUCK AND HIT THE SUSPECT IN THE HEAD AND KILLED HIM.))
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff;
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Kelly says State police is conducting the investigation.
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IN Q=THEY SIMPLY

((THEY SIMPLY GATHER THE FACTS AND COLLECT THE EVIDENCE. THEY'LL DO THEIR REPORT AND FORWARD THAT TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY. THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY WILL THEN DRAW HIS OWN CONCLUSIONS FROM WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Deputy Spiva was protected by a bullet-proof vest and suffered only bruises.
The two officers are now on administrative leave.
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45XGR


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Another bill gets reviewed by the state senate today.
The so-called "informed consent" bill is set to go before the Senate Education and Health Committee.
The measure would require doctors to give medical information to women seeking an abortion at least 24 hours before the operation.
Violators would face a 25-hundred dollar fine.
The House already passed the bill.
Meanwhile abortion rights supporters say the bill interferes with a woman's right to have an abortion.

45E-Chandler


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A Patrick Henry high school student is now a published author thanks to a Girl Scout project.
David Johnson has the story.
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(( What was the most important lesson in your life?
As a 12- year old, that's what Rachel Chandler asked high profile people.
She planned to make a scrap book of the answers, until the national spotlight that was usually on the people answering the question moved to the person asking it.
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IN Q=WHEN I WAS

((RACHEL CHANDLER/AUTHOR; WHEN I WAS ON THE "TODAY SHOW", PEOPLE WERE CALLING, PUBLISHERS WERE CALLING AND ASKING IF THEY COULD MAKE IT A PUBLISHED BOOK AND I SAW NO REASON WHY NOT. SO THEY DID.)) RUNS:10
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Rachel's family hired an agent, but putting the book together would take longer than expected.
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IN Q=WE DISCOVERED

((MICHAEL CHANDLER/RACHEL'S FATHER; WE DISCOVERED THAT THE LETTERS WERE RACHEL'S PROPERTY BUT IN ORDER TO PUBLISH THEM, WE HAD TO WRITE BACK TO ALL OF THE FOLKS WE'D WRITTEN AND GET WRITTEN PERMISSION TO USE THEIR LETTERS FOR THE BOOK. SO IT TOOK ANOTHER YEAR OR SO TO GET ALL THAT INFORMATION BACK TOGETHER.)) RUNS:15
OUT Q=BACK TOGETHER.

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((YES IT WAS VERY AMAZING TO ME, YOU KNOW. I DIDN'T REALIZE SO MUCH WOULD GO INTO MAKING UP BOOKS.)) RUNS:10
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One of the first copies of the book went to Rachel's high school principal.
Elizabeth Lee noticed that the letters shared a common theme.
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((ELIZABETH LEE/RACHEL'S PRINCIPAL; THE ONE THING THAT I SAW CONSTANTLY COMING IN ALMOST EVERY LETTER WAS A MESSAGE TO CARE FOR OTHERS.)) RUNS:09
OUT Q=CARE FOR OTHERS.

STAND-UP/ ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE 15- YEAR OLD? WITH MODESTY, SHE SAYS SHE HOPES TO HAVE A FUTURE IN WRITING, PROBABLY FICTION. BUT FOR NOW, IT'S LIFE AS USUAL FOR THE NOT SO AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) RUNS:13))

45Weather


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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
Mostly cloudy skies today, with a chance of showers.
Highs in the upper 40s to around 50.
More rain likely tonight, some of that could be mixed with light snow.
Lows in the lower 30s.
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8E-Boty-Shooting


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A routine traffic stop ended with a Botetourt County Sheriff's deputy injured, and a drunk driving suspect dead.
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Deputy Ernest Spiva (Spy-va) stopped a man driving a pickup truck on Hardbarger Road.
Spiva called for backup then approached 28- year- old Leonard Brent Jenkins who, police say appeared to be drunk.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF; FOR SOME REASON THE DRIVER PULLED A GLOUCH NINE MILLIMETER REVOLVER AND TURNED OUT THE WINDOW AND SHOT OFFICER SPIVA TWICE IN THE CHEST.))
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Jenkins fired three shots at Spiva.
But the deputy was wearing a bulletproof vest and he only suffered a few bruises.
Another officer shot back, hitting Jenkins in the head and killing him.
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((THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THIS WAS A JUSTIFIABLE SHOOTING. THIS SUSPECT HAD FIRED THREE ROUNDS AND WE HAD AN OFFICER DOWN WHEN OFFICER HEPLER RETURNED FIRE.))
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State police are investigating the shooting.
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8E-Diesel-Spill


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A diesel fuel spill in Roanoke County yesterday morning posed NO serious environmental threat, but DID cause problems for crews trying to clean up the mess.
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A passerby noticed a sheen on Tinker Creek near the 400-block of Campbell Avenue.
Crews tried to contain the fuel, but the creek's fast-moving current made the job tough.
It's not known where the fuel came from.
Clean-up workers said it was a small amount and does not pose a serious environmental threat.
The Department of Environmental Quality has investigated spills in that area before and is working with Roanoke officials to find out what caused the spill.
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8Published-Book


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A Roanoke High School student started out just gathering letters from famous people for a scrapbook-- now she's a published author.
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"THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS IN LIFE: LETTERS TO A YOUNG GIRL" has been chosen for publication.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The book is a compilation of responses Rachel Chandler received about three years while writing to world leaders, humanitarians and others, asking what was the most important lesson in life.
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SOT-10:37:54
IN Q=WHEN I WAS

((RACHEL CHANDLER/AUTHOR; WHEN I WAS ON THE "TODAY SHOW", PEOPLE WERE CALLING, PUBLISHERS WERE CALLING AND ASKING IF THEY COULD MAKE IT A PUBLISHED BOOK AND I SAW NO REASON WHY NOT. SO THEY DID.))
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Rachel's initial efforts were part of a Girl Scout and school project.
Among those replying to the 15- year- old's question were Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev, Mother Teresa and congressman Bob Goodlatte.
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8E-Leap-Year


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Having a birthday once every four years keeps you younger, longer--
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Just ask Roanoke County resident Polly Hubble.
Hubble was born on February 29th in 1928-- a leap year.
She says there are some advantages to celebrating only 17 birthdays in the past 70-years.
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((POLLY HUBBLE/LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY; ONE OF THE WAYS IT WORKS FOR ME IS I CAN LIE ABOUT MY AGE AND SAY I'VE ONLY HAD SO MANY REAL BIRTHDAYS. BUT I ACCEPT PRESENTS ON FEBRAURY 28TH AND MARCH FIRST.))
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The 70- year- old says she celebrates a little more on leap years than she does the years in between, when she celebrates on March 1st.
But Polly says she has never gone without presents.
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((I HAVE A LOT OF FRIENDS AND A WONDERFUL FAMILY AND THEY'RE ALL AWARE OF WHEN MY BIRTHDAY IS. IF IT'S NOT A BIG CELEBRATION, THEY AT LEAST CELEBRATE IN A SMALL WAY))
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Polly's looking forward to a big bash in a couple of years, with her official birthday falling on February 29th in the year 2000.
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8Weather


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Turning now to Monday's weather--
Mostly cloudy today, with a chance of showers.
Highs a little cooler, in the upper 40s.
More showers likely tonight, with some light snow mixed in.
Lows in the lower 30s.
The extended forecast is calling for more showers over the next couple of days.
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