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[7E-Drowning]


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The body of a man who drowned in the Dan River last week was pulled from the river yesterday.
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Police began searching the river Wednesday for 45-year-old Lynwood Henry Parrish.
Back then, a witness claimed he saw Parrish slip from a ledge while scooping up fish in a net.
Danville police have confirmed that the body recovered from the Dan river yesterday is that of Parrish.
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[7E-Martinsville]


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Police say random gunfire was the cause of a Martinsville woman's death Saturday.
According to police, 23 year old Denisha Wilson was arguing with her boyfriend outside his home on Royal Drive.
They say Wilson pulled a gun out of her car and started shooting randomly.
29-year-old Dionysia Oaks was hit in the chest.
She died a short time later.
Wilson is charged with second degree murder.
She's being held in the Martinsville jail without bond.

[7VMI-Lawyers]


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Attorneys for six Virginia Military Institute cadets convicted of lying will ask for federal intervention in the case today.
A jury of seven V-M-I cadets returned the verdict Friday night in an honor court case.
On trial were three freshmen and three seniors.
The freshmen were accused of lying to protect their senior mentors who spanked them with belts.
The seniors were accused of lying about hitting the freshmen for barracks rule violations.



[7E-Wolf-Creek]


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Roanoke County hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday as local officials celebrated the near- completion of the first phase of a new residential development.
The development marks a first time private-public partnership between the community and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
David Johnson reports.
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(( Wolf Creek is a five community-development. Approximately 100-homes will be built there. The property covers an estimated 40 acres and it sits just east of the Blue Ridge Parkway underpass off Route 24 near Vinton. So what makes this development so unique? Developers say it's the first planned residential community of its kind to work with parkway officials to protect the beauty of the area.
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((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/DEVELOPER; DEVELOPERS HAVE REALLY HAD A DIFFICULT TIME BUILDING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND THEY'VE NOT BEEN AS SENSITIVE AS THEY PROBABLY NEED TO BE TO PROTECT THE VIEW SHEDS. SO WE DECIDED WE'D GO TO THEM FIRST AND TRY TO WORK WITH THEM BEFORE THE DEVELOPMENT STARTED. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE'VE DONE.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=WHAT WE'VE DONE.]

About 25-percent of the development property will be green space-- with walking trails, picnic areas and a three acre wildflower meadow. The homes and neighborhood will be almost undetectable from the road for motorists enjoying the parkway. Groups like "Friends of the Parkway" think this is a role model for development in and around the parkway.
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((LYNN DAVIS/FRIENDS OF THE PARKWAY; IDEALLY IT WOULD BE NICE IF THERE WAS NO DEVELOPMENT ON THE PARKWAY, BUT WE REALIZE WHAT THE REAL WORLD IS. WHEN DEVELOPMENT CAN BE AESTHETICALLY SENSITIVE AND FIT IN WITH THE VALUES OF THE PARKWAY, THAT'S A NICE COMPROMISE.)) ((BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN; I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH HOW IT WORKED OUT. I'M GLAD TO SEE THIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAKE PLACE. IT MEANS NICE NEW HOMES FOR FOLKS AND IT ALSO MEANS A LOT OF NEW JOBS FOR PEOPLE WHO GET TO BUILD THEM.)) [RUNS:23]
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[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE SECOND PHASE IS SET TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE SUMMER. BUT IT IS ESTIMATED IT WILL TAKE ABOUT FIVE YEARS TO CONSTRUCT THE 100 HOMES PLANNED FOR WOLF CREEK. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:11]))

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Taking a look at your Monday forecast... Skies will remain cloudy, with scattered showers sticking around throughout the day. Highs will range from the upper-60's into the low-70's.
Tonight, look for the possibility of more showers and thunderstorms, with temperatures dipping down into the low-50's.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/5/98
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[45E-Bedford-Fire]


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Fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in Bedford County.
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The blaze broke out shortly before 8 o'clock last night along McCray Road, off of Route 43.
Police say no one was at home at the time, and no one was injured.
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[45E-Roanoke-Ax]


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In Roanoke, two children were injured yesterday when their mother apparently fell asleep while driving her car.
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Auhorities say after falling asleep at the wheel the mother plowed her car into a pole.
It happened on Brandon Avenue at about 3:30 in the afternoon.
All three were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
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[45Pulaski-Fatal]


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A car accident in Pulaski took the life of one person dead.
State Police say 58- year- old Claude Edward Thompson was a passenger in a car that was struck head-on by a another car on Route 7-47 last night.
Thompson was killed in the accident. No word on injuries to others involved in the accident.
The driver of the other car, whose name was not available from police, has been charged with reckless driving.


[45Animal-Death]


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A Friday chain reaction accident on Interstate 81 resulted in the death of a horse.
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The first accident caused traffic to slow down.
A horse trailer jackknifed when the Jeep pulling it slowed down.
The horse was injured.
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Virginia Tech's Veterinary School sent a team of doctors to the scene.
They stabilized the animal before taking it back to the school.
Upon examination, the horse was found to have severe fractures in two vertebrae midway up its neck.
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((JEFF DOUGLAS/VA. TECH PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR; THOSE INJURIES ARE FAIRLY GRAVE AND THERE WASN'T MUCH THAT COULD BE DONE ABOUT IT. SO IN CONSULTATION WITH THE ANIMAL'S OWNERS, A DECISION WAS MADE TO HUMANELY EUTHENIZE THE ANIMAL AND THAT WAS DONE.))
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Douglas says the horse belonged to a Hollins College student. It was being transported to Tennessee for an equestrian event.

[45SmallCar-Race]


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Roanoke race fans didn't have to travel out of tan for a little racing action.
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For the second consecutive year, the "Trust 500" was held down near the city market. It's a smaller scale version of the Nascar and Winston Cup races. Businesses from around the country sponsor the miniature vehicles.
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((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; THE MONEY THEY PAY TO GET INTO THE RACE WE TAKE THAT MONEY AND BUY A CAR FOR THEM. AND THE REST OF THE MONEY OR PROCEEDS GOES TO US TO HELP RAISE THE FUNDS.))
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Last year, nearly 50-thousand dollars was raised. The event is the only fundraiser Trust organizers conduct each year.
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A student bringing a gun to school is still a rare event in the Roanoke Valley.
But it DOES happen.
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Two guns have been found on William Fleming's High School campus this year alone.
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And at Northside High School, there have been a few knives discovered.
While most of the more deadly school violence incidents remain in other parts of the country, local adminstrators are hoping to stay a step ahead.
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((ANN HARMON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE THINK WE'RE KEEPING THINGS UNDER CONTROL IN THE CITY IS WITH A HIGH VISIBILITY OF OUR ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS.))
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Beginning tonight, we'll hear from local students and find out what anti-violence policies area school systems have implemented.
"Safe at School" tonight on News 7 at 6.

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Turning from the news to check the weather--
Partly to mostly cloudy skies, with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs around 70.
More spotty showers and storms tonight, with lows in the mid 50s.
The forecast looks much the same for tomorrow...
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[82-E-Drowning]


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Authorities have found and identified a man who drowned last week in the Dan River.
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Police began searching the river Wednesday for 45-year-old Lynwood Henry Parrish.
Back then, a witness claimed he saw Parrish slip from a ledge while scooping up fish in a net.
Danville police have confirmed that a body pulled from the Dan river yesterday is that of Parrish.
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[8E-Martinsville]


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A stray bullet that apparently was NOT meant for her killed a Martinsville woman Saturday.
According to police, 23 year old Denisha Wilson was arguing with her boyfriend outside his home on Royal Drive.
They say Wilson pulled a gun out of her car and started shooting randomly.
29-year-old Dionysia Oaks was hit in the chest.
She died a short time later.
Wilson is charged with second degree murder.
She's being held in the Martinsville jail without bond.

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A Roanoke federal judge will be asked today to intervene in the case of six Virginia Military Institute cadets who face expulsion.
A jury of seven V-M-I cadets convicted the three freshmen and three seniors Friday night in an honor court case.
The freshmen were accused of lying to protect their senior mentors who spanked them with belts.
The seniors were accused of lying about hitting the freshmen for barracks rule violations.



[8E-Lexington-RealEstate]


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A real estate tax hike in Lexington will likely be a matter of a few pennies.
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The city's manager recently suggested a five cent increase in real estate taxes.
However, he recommended a THREE cent hike to members of the city council.
He said the differing amounts gives councilmembers more flexibility while developing the city's budget.
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((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MGR.: THEY HAVE APPROVED ADVERTISING A FIVE CENT INCREASE. THAT DOESN'T IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM MEAN THAT'S WHAT THEY PLAN ON DOING. BUT, IT GIVES THEM THE FLEXIBILITY TO ADD THINGS TO THE BUDGET IF THEY FEEL IT'S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.))
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New and costly budget items may include the construction of two regional industrial parks--one just outside of Lexington and the other near Natural Bridge.
A public hearing on the five cent tax hike is scheduled for Thursday.

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A unique alliance between a Roanoke County residential development and the Blue Ridge parkway is building a new neighborhood.
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Developers say Wolf Creek-- a five community development which sits next to the Parkway-- is the first planned residential communiuty that will work with the parkway to protect its viewsheds. About one-fourth of the property will be kept as greenspace. A three acre wildflower meadow is part of the commitment.
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((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/DEVELOPER; SO PEOPLE FROM THE PARKWAY WILL LOOK OVER THIS WAY AND SEE THE WILDFLOWER MEADOW. AND WE HAVE LANDSCAPE PROTECTION ZONES THAT WE'RE BUILDING. WE'RE PLANTING A LOT OF TREES AND THINGS LIKE THAT THAT WILL PROTECT THE VIEW SHEDS. IT PROTECTS THE BACKS OF THE HOMES FROM THE PARKWAY SO THAT WHEN THEY DRIVE BY THEY'LL SEE THE BEAUTIFUL WILDFLOWER MEADOW AND THE PLANTINGS THAT WE'VE PUT OUT.))
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Workshops were organized to let developers know what would-be nay sayers expected from such a community.
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((SUPER=01-LYNN DAVIS/FRIENDS OF THE PARKWAY; THE COALITION HELPED PROPERTY OWNERS TO BE EDUCATED ON THE VALUES OF THE

PARKWAY AND WHAT THEY CAN DO TO ENHANCE IT AND NOT DETRACT FROM IT.))
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About 100-homes are scheduled for construction over the next five years. The development is seen as a role model for future projects.
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Time now to look at the Monday forecast---


Variably cloudy with scattered showers and storms today.
Highs around 70.
Tonight will remain damp, with lows in the mid 50s.
The four day outlook is calling for lingering showers for Tuesday...
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