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And turning to weather, your Tuesday forecast remains pleasant throughout the day, With partly sunny skies and light winds with temperatures in the mid-to upper 60's. Into the evening, the skies will turn mostly cloudy and temperatures will drop into the mid-40's.


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[7E-Big-Island-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
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[TAPE#98-36 TC 8:25]
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Careless cigarette smoking may have led to the death of a Bedford County toddler on Sunday.
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Two-year old Victoria Parker's body was found in her father's burning mobile home near Big Island.
Her five-year old brother and uncle fled the trailer- and both suffered burns.
The home belonged to John Lee, who had left his two children with his brother while he went to work.
Investigators say the blaze started in a recliner in the living room area.
The children's father told police he smoked a cigarette before leaving the house, but can't remember how he disposed of it.
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[7House-Blaze]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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No one was injured when a two-story home in Northwest Roanoke caught fire last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The home at 50-30 Logan Avenue caught fire around 11 PM. Firefighters had the blaze under control within minutes. They weren't immediately able to determine the cause of the fire, but they think they know where it originated.
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((BILLY OBENCHAIN/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; IT SEEMS IT'S IN THE BACK DOOR HERE. THE BACK DOOR AREA WHICH APPEARS IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE KITHCEN AREA. IT MAY HAVE STARTED SOMEWHERE IN THAT LOCATION BECAUSE THE MOST EXTENSIVE FIRE DAMAGE IS TOWARD THE BACK OF THE HOUSE HERE.))
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The current homeowner had just fixed-up the house before putting it on the market.
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[IN Q=MY AUNT HAD]

((KEN ST. CLAIR/HOME OWNER; MY AUNT HAD PASSED AWAY AND SOME OF THE THINGS NEEDED TO BE FIXED UP BEFORE WE SOLD THE HOUSE. AND WE HAD JUST COMPLETED THE RENOVATIONS. OF COURSE AS YOU CAN SEE SOMETHING HAPPENED TO IT AND IT CAUGHT FIRE TONIGHT.))
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The cause of the blaze is under investigation. A neighbor of that community suspects arson, saying that over the past year, fires have been set to anything that will burn, from trash cans to a home which used to fill this vacant lot.
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[7E-Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The manager of the Revco store where Maurice Taylor was shot and killed by police three years ago now claims there were cover-ups in the investigation.
But attorneys for the town of Blacksburg say Paul Scarafino is NOT reliable.
Yesterday the attorneys responded to Scarafino's recollection of what happened.
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Scarafino claims the facts surrounding Taylor's death were "covered up".
But according to papers filed in federal court Scarafino was interviewed at least twice by police and never mentioned any discrepancies.
Scarafino says police dragged Taylor's body from the spot where he initally fell and that Taylor's B-B gun was 12-feet away.
He also claims officers later asked him to clean up the blood and that he saw bullet holes in the floor tiles which police later had replaced.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Taylor's family is suing the town.
But the town's attorneys say Scarafino's comments should NOT be admitted because they don't have any relevance in determining whether excessive force was used.

[7STudent-Death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A Liberty University student who refused medical treatment following a car accident in Danville died about three hours later.
A friend said Michael Harris declined treatment by rescue squad members after the crash Sunday because he didn't feel bad.
But the 21-year-old Harris soon began to have trouble breathing. He was taken to the Danville Regional Medical Center, where he died.
The cause of death hasn't been determined.

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And turning to weather, your Tuesday forecast remains pleasant throughout the day, With partly sunny skies and light winds with temperatures in the mid-to upper 60's. Into the evening, the skies will turn mostly cloudy and temperatures will drop into the mid-40's.


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/22/98
Wednesday:

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[SUPER=130-78/Raleigh Overstreet/Moneta]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-65th/Hancil & Mabel Conner/Salem]



[SUPER=130-4/Laci Smith/Buena Vista]


Poet Laurreate of Va. 1950 and Laurreate Emeritus 1993:
[SUPER=130-91/Ruby Roberts/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Michael Mathews/Wytheville]



[SUPER=130-/william Hylton/Willis]



[SUPER=130-1/Matthew McBee/Salem]


No Pictures:


[SUPER=131-80/Ruby Bradley/Glasgow]



[SUPER=131-79/Lewis Stevens/Lynchburg]


Lewis Stevens wife:
[SUPER=131-74/Ora Stevens/Lycnhburg]



[SUPER=131-72/Frances Wilmer/Lynchburg]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-10th/Ora & Lewis Stevens/Lynchburg]



[SUPER=131-/Stacie Wilmer/North Carolina]






[45E-City-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Roanoke Water and sewer rates will go up under a new city budget released yesterday.]
Roanoke City Manager Bob outlined
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

a 168-million dollar spending plan yesterday.
It maintains services, provides for pay raises, and fully funds the school budget.
The proposal also includes the city's share of funding for the Higher Education Center, as well as initial funding for Victory Stadium improvements.
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[IN Q=And of course, Victory Stadium]

((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND OF COURSE VICTORY STADIUM IS MUCH ON THE MINDS OF CITIZENS AT LEAST ACROSS THE CITY OF ROANOKE. AND I'VE PROVIDED A MULTI-YEAR FUNDING STRATEGY TO TRY AND HAVE FUNDS IN PLACE WHEN CITIZENS AND COUNCIL FINALLY DECIDE WHAT IT IS THEY WANT TO DO. I DON'T THINK THE QUESTION IS IF SOMETHING IS GOING TO BE DONE. IT'S JUST HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST AND WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The proposed five percent increase in water and sewer rates would take effect in August. If you want to speak out about it, a public hearing is set for April 30th at the Roanoke Civic Center.

[45E-Business-Award]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-35 TC 18:44]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hopes to attract new industry.
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The chamber is working a plan to build a regional commerce park.
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It would let local governments pool their resources.
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((BRAD STIPES/ANDERSON & ASSOCIATES: FOR A CITY SUCH AS ROANOKE THAT HAS CASH, AND A COUNTY LIKE PULASKI THAT HAS LAND AN INFRASTRUCTURE, IT COULD BE A VERY AMICABLE MARRIAGE. AND A GOOD BUSINESS DEAL TO BOOT.))
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[VO-NAT]


Chamber members are lobbying the General Assembly for permission to forge the economic alliance.
Proponents say pooling resources could draw major industries to Southwest Virginia.
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[45E-County-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-25 TC 39:52]
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A public hearing is set for tonight on the proposed site for a new Roanoke County high school.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The county school board wants to purchase the Woods End farm to build its school on.
The site, off Farmington Drive, is near several upscale housing developments.
Some residents say if the land is going to be developed, a school might be a better neighbor than another subdivision or apartment complex.
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[00:04:59] ((VIRGINIA IRVINE/NEIGHBOR; I THINK THAT IF IT'S DONE CORRECTLY, THAT ID COULD BE A VERY POSITIVE THING FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND FOR THE COMMUNITY, BUT LIKE I SAID, IF IT'S DONE IN THE RIGHT MANNER;))
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Residents are also concerned about traffic.
V-DOT officials say they'll have to see a detailed plan for the school project before they decide how it will affect traffic patterns in the area.
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[IN Q=it's just where]

((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT; IT'S JUST WHERE THEY TIE IN AND HOW MUCH TRAFFIC THEY HAVE IN THE LOCATION TO LOOK AT, BUT MOST OF THE EXISTING ROADS IN THE AREA OLDER SUBDIVISION STREETS THAT WERE NOT BUILT TO HAVE A LARGE VOLUME SUCH AS THIS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.))
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The public hearing will be held tonight at 7:00 at the County School Administration Building.
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Time now to check today's weather forecast--
Partly sunny skies today, with seasonable highs in the upper 60s.
Clouding up by tonight, with lows in the mid 40s.
The four day forecast is calling for rain to develop by tommorrow...
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[8Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
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A newly renovated home in Northwest Roanoke caught fire last night.
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City firefighters were quick to extinquish the blaze at 50-30 Logan Avenue.
But they were unable to prevent the home from being destroyed.
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((BILLY OBENCHAIN/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF; FAIRLY EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED ON THE FIRST FLOOR. THE FIRE DID EXTEND INTO THE SECOND FLOOR AND THE ATTIC. THERE'S VERY LITTLE CONTENTS IN THE HOUSE. BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE DOING SOME OVERHAUL. WE'VE GOT SOME FIRE IN SOME OF THE WALLS BUT WE'RE GETTING IT KNOCKED DOWN.))
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Obenchain said the fire appears to have started in the kitchen area, but HOW it started has not been determined.
The home owner had just renovated the house after putting it up for sale. (/////SOT/////)
[SOT=23:09:49]
[IN Q=we'd upgraded]

((KEN ST. CLAIR/HOME OWNER; WE'D UPGRADED THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, PUT IN A NEW FURNACE, REDID BOTH BATHROOMS AND SO ON LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Ken St. Clair/Home Co-Owner;]
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[OUT Q=ON LIKE THAT.]
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A neighborhood resident who refused to be identified on camera suspects arson.
He said everything from bushes and trash cans to houses have been mysteriously catching on fire over the past year.
The cause of last night's blaze is still under investigation.
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[8E-Big-Island-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-36 TC 8:25]
[GRAPHIC=Fire investigation]


The death of a Bedford county girl in a house fire might have been the result of her father's careless smoking.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Sunday;]


Two-year old Victoria Parker's body was found in her father's burning mobile home near Big Island.
Her five-year old brother and uncle fled the trailer- and both suffered burns.
The home belonged to John Lee, who had left his two children with his brother while he went to work.
Investigators say the blaze started in a recliner in the living room area.
The children's father told police he smoked a cigarette before leaving the house, but can't remember how he disposed of it.
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[8MOther-Daughter]


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After failing to appear in court, a Roanoke woman and her daughter are back in police custody.
Police say the 33-year- old mother offered to sell the 14-year- old daughter's sexual favors to an undercover police officer to get drug money.
The mother and daughter were found last weekend at an apartment.
The mother faces a pandering charge... Her daughter is charged with prostitution and assaulting the arresting officer.

[8Widener-Trial]


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An 18-year- old man charged with capital murder is undergoing trial in Marion.
Joshua Widener is accused of the September 1996 rape, robbery and killing of 68-year-old Anna Anderson, who had been his fifth-grade teacher.
Widener's case is being heard by a judge without a jury.
That means the maximum sentence Widener can get if convicted is life in prison.

[8Council-Elections]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=am cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-24 TC 41:10]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Eight years after his first election, Roanoke city councilman Bill White is again receiving support from the Baptist Ministers Conference of Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The association represents more than 75 churches in the area. Yesterday, leaders of the group held a news conference at Hill Street Baptist Church to announce their endorsement.
White sought their support and says it is important in his bid for re-election.
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[IN Q=I feel really good that these]

((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I FEEL REALLY GOOD THAT THESE PEOPLE, THESE MINISTERS SUPPORTED ME BACK IN 1990, REVERND ROBINSON WHO IS THE PRESIDENT HELPED ME IN THAT INITIAL CAMPAIGN AND I STILL HAVE THEIR SUPPORT.)) ((REV. SAMUEL ROBINSON/BAPTIST MINISTERS' CONFERENCE: AND WE'RE IN A PIVOTAL YEAR AS I WOULD SEE IT AND WE NEED SOMEONE LIKE MR. WHITE TO CARRY US INTO THE YEAR 2000.))
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Samuel Robinson/Baptist Ministers' Conference; :11]
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[OUT Q=into the year 2000.]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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White is one of seven candidates vying for three seats on city council in the May election.

[8WEATHER]


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly sunny today with highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Turning mostly cloudy this evening, with lows in the mid 40s.
And looking ahead, a cold front will bring showers tomorrow..
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