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A Bedford County child died yesterday after becoming trapped inside her burning home.
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[SUPER=03-Big Island;]


Crews were called out just before eight a-m Sunday, and arrived to find the home near Big Island engulfed in flames.

Authorities say John Lee left his two children in the trailer with his brother while he went to work.
Lee's brother and five- year- old son escaped the trailer when it caught fire, but his two- year- old daughter was trapped inside.
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[IN Q=The sheriff's department]

((DAVE NICHOLS/PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER: THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF INTERVIEWING THE ADULT PARENT THAT HAD LEFT FOR WORK THIS MORNING AND THERE WAS AN ADULT RELATIVE THAT WAS IN THE HOUSE WITH THE TWO JUVENILES THIS MORNING AND THEY WANT TO INTERVIEW THAT PERSON AND FIND OUT WHAT THEY SAW, WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED THAT AROUSED THEM TO THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A FIRE IN THE TRAILER.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Nichols/Public Safety Officer; :00]
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[OUT Q=in the trailer.]
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Authorities believe the fire started in a recliner in the living room and spread to the rest of the house.
They've ruled out an electrical problem as the cause, but believe the fire was accidental.
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[7E-Afton-Ax]


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Forty people were injured in a 65-car pile-up on Afton Mountain yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.;]


The wreck started in heavy fog, when one car ran into the back of another, starting a chain reaction that lasted almost 20 minutes and injured 40 people.
East-bound I-64 was closed for four hours, as wreckers worked to clear the highway.
A state police video shows the condition of the cars and tractor trailers involved.
The victims' injuries ranged from cuts and scratches to a few broken bones.
State police say they're amazed no one was seriously hurt.
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((SGT. JOE RADER/VA. STATE POLICE; IF YOU LOOK AT THE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLES, YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE'S LOOKING OUT FOR YOU, I SHOULD PUT IT THAT WAY, BECAUSE CERTAINLY THERE COULD HAVE BEEN SOME EXTENSIVE INJURIES FROM SOME OF THE DAMAGED VEHICLES THAT WE LOOKED AT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Joe Rader/Virginia State Police;]
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Rader says the fog lights and warning signs on the mountain were working properly at the time.
Officials haven't decided if any charges will be filed in the accident.
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[7E-Defensive-Driving]


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Trying to avoid auto accidents was the focus of a defensive driving course held at the Salem Civic Center yesterday.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The lesson was part of the Decisive Driving Car Control Program sponsored by Car Guys Incorporated.
A class teaches motorists how to steer clear of problem driving situations.
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[IN Q=IT'S AN EXERCISE]

((KENLEY SMITH/"CAR GUYS" PRESIDENT; IT'S AN EXERCISE THAT REALLY FORCES A DRIVER TO USE EVERY RESOURCE. NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL SKILLS, BUT THE ABILITY TO THINK, TO PLAN AHEAD. AND AS MUCH ANYTHING ELSE, THE VISUAL SKILLS. IF YOU'RE NOT LOOKING WHERE YOU WANT TO BE, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Kenley Smith/Car Guys President;]
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[OUT Q=TO GET THERE.]
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Smith says the program is not meant to be a basic driver's education course. Instead, these students learn to handle real world problems.
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[IN Q=JUST PRACTICE FOR]

((HEATHER GADDIE/DECISIVE DRIVER STUDENT; JUST PRACTICE FOR SITUATIONS THAT YOU NORMALLY CAN'T PRACTICE FOR, LIKE ACCIDENTS. I MEAN, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Gaddie/Decisive Driver Student;]
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[OUT Q=GOING TO DO.]
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[VO-NAT]

The program is an intensive one-day course which lasts about eight hours and costs 250-dollars per student. The course is open to drivers of all ages.

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A pleasant start for your work week today-- with partly sunny skies this afternoon and temperatures rising into the upper sixties. Tonight will be clear and cool, with lows around 40...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/21/98
Tuesday:

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[SUPER=130-9/Bradley Akers/Riner]



[SUPER=130-6/Katie Cunningham/Pembroke]



[SUPER=130-13/La'kia Mayo/Salem]



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Anniversary (pictures):

[super=130-50/Leslie & Garnett Barton/Hardy]


No Pictures (birthdays):

[SUPER=131-56/Shirley Moore/Danville/]



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Federal investigators hope to know soon if a serial bomber is responsible for three separate attacks in Louisa County.
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[SUPER=03-Louisa Co./Last Week;]


The federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has sent pieces of three bombs that have killed one person and injured three others in Louisa since December to a lab in Maryland.
The latest bombings injured three people on Friday.
A bomb in December killed a woman.
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Meanwhile the condition of one of those injured last week is improving somewhat.
Doctors have upgraded Sabrina Johnson Brewer's condition from critical to serious.
She was injured Friday when a bomb exploded in a Louisa Pizza Hut parking lot.
Also on Friday, a bomb in a tackle box exploded inside a house in Mineral.
Two men were burned but they were not seriously hurt.


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Witnesses describe a 65 vehicle pilup on Afton Mountain as a nightmare and a miracle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.;]


The wreck started in heavy fog yesterday, when one car ran into the back of another, starting a chain reaction that lasted almost 20 minutes.
East-bound I-64 was closed for four hours, as wreckers worked to clear the highway.
A state police video shows the condition of the vehicles involved.
The victims' injuries ranged from cuts and scratches to a few broken bones.
State police say they're amazed no one was seriously hurt.
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((SGT. JOE RADER/VA. STATE POLICE; IF YOU LOOK AT THE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLES, YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE'S LOOKING OUT FOR YOU, I SHOULD PUT IT THAT WAY, BECAUSE CERTAINLY THERE COULD HAVE BEEN SOME EXTENSIVE INJURIES FROM SOME OF THE DAMAGED VEHICLES THAT WE LOOKED AT.))
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Rader says the fog lights and warning signs on the mountain were working properly at the time.
Officials haven't decided if any charges will be filed in the accident. (------------)


[45E-Concert-Cleanup]


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Fans rocked to the beat of the Dave Matthews Band this weekend in Roanoke.
But the record crowd of 30- thousand also left behind a lot of trash, leaving some Roanoke residents less than pleased with the event and the city.
David Johnson has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Evelyn Bethel/Historic Gainsboro District Pres.; :22]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Allen/Gainsboro Resident; :44]
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(( [Nat-Sound] [Runs:04] It would be expected that the day after such an enormous event, there would be some trash-- both at Victory Stadium where the concert was and the Roanoke Civic Center where there was designated parking. But in nearby neighborhoods? Concert goers apparently left their mark everywhere they went. Property owners were not pleased and complained to community leaders.
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((EVELYN BETHEL/HISTORIC GAINSBORO DISTRICT PRESIDENT; I DIDN'T SEE IT. BUT FROM THE TONE AND VOICE OF MY NEIGHBORS, IT MUST HAVE BEEN OUTRAGEOUS. SOME NEIGHBORS HAVE ALREADY CLEANED THEIR LAWNS AND THEY'RE WALKING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD PICKING UP TRASH.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=UP TRASH.]

Some residents feel the city is ignoring people who live in certain areas.
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[IN Q=SOUTHWEST AND]

((BRENDA ALLEN/GAINSBORO RESIDENT; SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH ROANOKE, THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TOLERATED. IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ALLOWED. WHEREVER EVENTS ARE HELD, WE NEED TO RESPECT CITIZENS ALL OVER ROANOKE. REGARDLESS.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=REGARDLESS]

A solid waste supervisor denies that neighborhoods are being ignored.
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[IN Q=WE'LL PROBABLY]

((DEAN SPANGLER/ROANOKE SOLID WASTE MGMT.; WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE INDIVIDUAL TRASH CREWS GO OUT AND BROOMS GO OUT AND TRY TO HIT THE COMMUNITIES AS WE CAN GET TO THEM, STARTING TOMORROW.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=TOMORROW.]

City Manager Bob Herbert says a thorough clean-up effort will begin Monday, after all the weekend's festivities are finished.

David Johnson, News 7.))[45Weather]


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Turning your attention now to weather--
Partly sunny and breezy today, with daytime highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Staying mostly clear overnight, with lows cooling to near 40s.
The four day forecast is dry until Wednesday...
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This weekend's inclimate weather led to a 65- car pileup on Afton Mountain that injured 40 people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.;]


The wreck started in heavy fog, when one car ran into the back of another, starting a chain reaction that lasted almost 20 minutes.
East-bound I-64 was closed for four hours, as wreckers worked to clear the highway.
A state police video shows the condition of the cars and tractor trailers involved.
The victims' injuries ranged from cuts and scratches to a few broken bones.
State police say they're amazed no one was seriously hurt.
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((SGT. JOE RADER/VA. STATE POLICE; IF YOU LOOK AT THE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLES, YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE'S LOOKING OUT FOR YOU, I SHOULD PUT IT THAT WAY, BECAUSE CERTAINLY THERE COULD HAVE BEEN SOME EXTENSIVE INJURIES FROM SOME OF THE DAMAGED VEHICLES THAT WE LOOKED AT.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Joe Rader/Virginia State Police;]
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[OUT Q=we looked at]
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[VO-NAT]


Rader says the fog lights and warning signs on the mountain were working properly at the time.
Officials haven't decided if any charges will be filed in the accident.
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A toddler was killed when her house caught fire yesterday in Bedford county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Big Island;]


Crews were called out just before eight a-m Sunday, and arrived to find the home near Big Island engulfed in flames.

Authorities say John Lee left his two children in the trailer with his brother while he went to work.
Lee's brother and five- year- old son escaped the trailer when it caught fire, but his two- year- old daughter was trapped inside.
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[SOT 12:08:37]
[IN Q=The sheriff's department]

((DAVE NICHOLS/PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER: THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF INTERVIEWING THE ADULT PARENT THAT HAD LEFT FOR WORK THIS MORNING AND THERE WAS AN ADULT RELATIVE THAT WAS IN THE HOUSE WITH THE TWO JUVENILES THIS MORNING AND THEY WANT TO INTERVIEW THAT PERSON AND FIND OUT WHAT THEY SAW, WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED THAT AROUSED THEM TO THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A FIRE IN THE TRAILER.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Nichols/Public Safety Officer; :00]
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[OUT Q=in the trailer.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities believe the fire started in a recliner in the living room and spread to the rest of the house.
They've ruled out an electrical problem as the cause, but believe the fire was accidental.
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[8E-Local-Colors]


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Despite the rainy weather, the annual "Local Colors" celebration went on as scheduled.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It's a festival honoring international cultures, cuisine, arts and performances. Heavy rains caused the event to close down early yesterday. But the bad weather didn't dampen the spirits of some first-time participants.
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[SOT=16:02:54/16:07:30]
[IN Q=THIS TIME IT]

((GOKMEN EKMEKCI/TURKISH NATIVE; THIS TIME IT WAS TOO WET. WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH RESPONSE TO OUR STAND HERE. NOT AS MUCH AS WE EXPECTED.)) ((LIANA ARIAS/SPANISH NATIVE; HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR WE'LL DO BETTER. THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGH. A LOT OF PEOPLE CONSIDERING THE RAIN. I THOUGHT ABOUT COMING.))
[SUPER=01-Gokmen Ekmekci/Turkish Native; :00]
[SUPER=01-Liana Arias/Spanish Native; :11]
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[OUT Q=ABOUT COMING.]
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[VO-NAT]

Pearl Fu, who has organized Local Colors since it began, announced she is stepping down.
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[SOT=16:26:53]
[IN Q=WHEN IT BEGAN]

((PEARL FU/LOCAL COLORS COORDINATOR; WHEN IT BEGAN IT WAS SMALL AND SO EASY TO MANAGE WITH ONLY FOUR COUNTRIES. AND IT HAS BLOSSOMED TO MORE THAN 50. SO IT HAS BECOME SO OVERWHELMING.))
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Local Colors Coordinator;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=OVERWHELMING.]
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[VO-NAT]

Fu says she doesn't know who will organize next year's event.

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Time now to check Monday's forecast--
Turning partly sunny today, with winds out of the northwest around 15 miles an hour.
High temperatures expected to reach the upper 60s.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with lows around 40.
In the four day outlook, increasing clouds tomorrow with rain ahead for Wednesday.
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