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[7E-Roanoke-Fire]


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The search for victims may be over, but Roanoke officials say the investigation is just beginning.
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Work crews began tearing down the remains of the Church Avenue apartment building that went up in flames Monday morning.
Police are still interviewing witnesses, trying to learn if the suspicious fire was indeed arson.
The Fire Chief says it will take some time to put the physical evidence together.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE EMS CHIEF; WE HAVE SENT OFF SAMPLES, FOUR SAMPLES WE'VE TAKEN TO THE LAB TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY RESIDUE THERE, AND TRYING TO WORK ON THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE AND PUT OUR REPORT TOGETHER, WHICH WILL TAKE US ACTUALLY ANOTHER COUPLE-THREE MONTHS TO GET THAT REPORT PUT TOGETHER.))
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Meanwhile a small memorial is growing in a corner of the property. Friends and relatives of the victims are leaving flowers, notes and photographs in memory of those who died.
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[7E-Bank-Theft]


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Danville police are looking for a man they say robbed a bank courier.
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It happened yesterday morning outside the People's Bank on Kentuck Road.
The bank courier parked his pickup truck and went inside.
That's when police say a man wearing a black "uniform-like" outfit smashed out the truck's windows.
He took a bag of cash with an undetermined amount of money-- it belonged to the bank.
Police say the suspect drove off in a blue compact car with stolen tags.
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[7Rocky-Mount]


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Negotiations over proposed sewer lines have stalled, so the town of Rocky Mount is taking Franklin County to court.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Jerre Lumsden/Franklin Co. Supervisor; :42]
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((JOHN BOITNOTT/TOWN ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK THE TOWN WOULD BE LOOKING TO MAKE MONEY OFF AN ANNEXATION. IT'S MORE A DESIRE TO PROVIDE SERVICES IN AREAS OUTSIDE THE TOWN THAT DESPERATELY NEED THOSE UTILITY SERVICES.)) [RUNS :14]
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One of those areas is the Route 40 East corridor.
Several businesses apparently want to move here -- except there are no sewer lines.
So Rocky Mount says it will build sewer lines and annex the surrounding land so it can get a share of the taxes.


But the county insists the town also share in the cost of building sewer lines in the less profitable Franklin Heights subdivision.
Town leaders say they have exhausted all means of negotiation-- so they're taking the county to court.
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((JERRE LUMSDEN/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: THE WORST CASE SCENARIO IS IF THE TOWN WANTS TO ANNEX JUST THE HIGH PROFIT CORRIDOR AND THE COUNTY FIGHTS IT, IT MAY CAUSE EACH A HALF MILLION DOLLARS AND TAKE SEVERAL YEARS IN THE MEANTIME. WE LOSE MILLIONS EVERY YEAR.)) [RUNS :21]
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((JERRE LUMSDEN SAYS A MAJOR COMPANY WANTS TO BUILD A SHOPPING CENTER ON ROUTE 40 BRINGING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND HUNDREDS OF JOBS. IT'S JUST WAITING FOR A SEWER LINE SOLUTION -- BUT LUMSDEN SAYS THE COMPANY WILL NOT HANG AROUND MUCH LONGER. TINA TENRET NEWS7.))
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Both sides say they are still willing to negotiate.


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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast... Expect showers early in the day and then a gradual clearing toward afternoon.
Highs will be in the low- to mid-80's.
Temperatures will drop off into the low-50's tonight under clear skies. Looking ahead to the holiday weekend forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS] 5/22/98
Friday:

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[SUPER=130-30/Sonny Cole/New Castle]



[SUPER=130-97/Mag Myers/New Castle]



[SUPER=130-8/Cody Atkins/Spruce Run]



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[SUPER=130-3/Dakota Honaker/White Sulphur Springs]



[SUPER=130-2/Devonta Branche/Glasgow]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Zade Grindstaff/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Tom Sawyers/Snow Creek]


Anniverisary:
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(pronounced - Say-go)


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[45FRANKLIN-SUIT]


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The dispute between Rocky Mount and Franklin County over sewer lines and land has led to legal action.
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Rocky Mount wants to make room for more businesses, but there are no sewer lines.
So town officials say they will build sewer lines and annex surrounding land so Rocky Mount can get a share of the taxes.
But the county insists the town also share in the cost of building sewer lines in the less profitable Franklin Heights subdivision.
Town leaders don't like that idea so they're filing a lawsuit.
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(( JERRE LUMSDEN/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: THE WORST CASE SCENARIO IS IF THE TOWN WANTS TO ANNEX JUST THE HIGH PROFIT CORRIDOR AND THE COUNTY FIGHTS IT, IT MAY CAUSE EACH A HALF MILLION DOLLARS AND TAKE SEVERAL YEARS IN THE MEANTIME. WE LOSE MILLIONS EVERY YEAR. ))
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The county says a major company wants to build a shopping center on route 40 bringing millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs.
It's just waiting for a sewer line solution, but the company may now be losing interest.


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Fire investigators continue to search for clues into Monday's deadly fire in downtown Roanoke.
Meantime the search for victims is over with the death toll standing at five.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Work crews began tearing down the remains of the Church Avenue apartment building that went up in flames Monday morning.
Police are still interviewing witnesses, trying to learn if the suspicious fire was indeed arson.
The Fire Chief says it will take some time to put the physical evidence together.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE EMS CHIEF; WE HAVE SENT OFF SAMPLES, FOUR SAMPLES WE'VE TAKEN TO THE LAB TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY RESIDUE THERE, AND TRYING TO WORK ON THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE AND PUT OUR REPORT TOGETHER, WHICH WILL TAKE US ACTUALLY ANOTHER COUPLE-THREE MONTHS TO GET THAT REPORT PUT TOGETHER.))
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Meanwhile a small memorial is growing in a corner of the property. Friends and relatives of the victims are leaving flowers, notes and photographs in memory of those who died.
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[45E-Hail-Damage]


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If you're in the market for a new car, last weekend's severe weather could mean big savings.
A hail storm in Salem last week is bringing a hefty markdown on a lot of new cars.
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The hail left tiny dimples on cars up and down Salem's East Main Street.
That means if a few dings don't bother you, you can get a sizable chunk knocked off the price of a new car.
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((PAT PHAM/NEW CAR BUYER: THEY GAVE US A CHOICE. THEY COULD FIX IT FOR US OR WE COULD GET OUR PAYMENTS LOWER. AND LIKE I SAID, WE CHOSE TO GET OUR PAYMENTS LOWERED.))
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Some dealers are hiring dent repairmen to fix the damage.
That means lots of business for people like Steve Hunter.
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((STEVE HUNTER/DENT REPAIRMAN: BRINGS IN A LOT OF EXTRA BUSINESS THAT YOU NORMALLY WOULDN'T HAVE. USUALLY YOU JUST HAVE SIDE DOOR DINGS. AND THIS JUST CAUSES A LOT MORE WORK FOR US. ))
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There is a downside to buying a hail-damaged car.
Money you save now is money you could lose down the road if you trade in your car.
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[45E-Sexual-Harassment]


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The lesson for some teachers and school administrators is words can hurt--
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especially if they're sexually harassing in nature..
That according to speakers at a conference called "Understanding Sexual Harassment in High Schools".
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((PATRICIA THOMAS/RAPPAHANOCK COUNCIL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: IT HAPPENS. I THINK IT'S VERY, VERY PREVALENT. IT'S A PROBLEM THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT AWARE OF. AND, I THINK WHAT THIS CONFERENCE IS GIVING US ARE THE TOOLS TO TEACH OUR YOUTH TO EMPOWER OUR DAUGHTERS AND TO LET OUR SONS KNOW WHAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS.))
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Speakers taught teachers and administrators new ways of dealing with the problem.
They stressed responding to the harassement, rather than ignoring it.
Ignoring it, they said, can indicate that the harassment is acceptable.
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[45WEATHER]


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Time now to take a look at the Thursday forecast--
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, with highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Turning mostly clear and cooler this evening, with overnight lows in the low to mid 50s.
The extended forecast is cooler, with a mixture of sunshine and clouds for the holiday weekend.
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[8E-Roanoke-Fire]


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Roanoke authorities are still putting together the pieces for their investigation into what caused Monday's fatal apartment fire.
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Work crews began tearing down the remains of the Church Avenue apartment building that went up in flames Monday morning.
Police are still interviewing witnesses, trying to learn if the suspicious fire was indeed arson.
The Fire Chief says it will take some time to put the physical evidence together.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE EMS CHIEF; WE HAVE SENT OFF SAMPLES, FOUR SAMPLES WE'VE TAKEN TO THE LAB TO SEE IF THERE'S ANY RESIDUE THERE, AND TRYING TO WORK ON THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE AND PUT OUR REPORT TOGETHER, WHICH WILL TAKE US ACTUALLY ANOTHER COUPLE-THREE MONTHS TO GET THAT REPORT PUT TOGETHER.))
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Meanwhile a small memorial is growing in a corner of the property. Friends and relatives of the victims are leaving flowers, notes and photographs in memory of those who died.
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[8FRANKLIN-SUIT]


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Rocky Mount is taking Franklin County to court--
A legal battle is brewing over sewer lines and land.
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Rocky Mount wants to make room for more businesses, but there are no sewer lines.
So town officials say they will build sewer lines and annex surrounding land so Rocky Mount can get a share of the taxes.
But the county insists the town also share in the cost of building sewer lines in the less profitable Franklin Heights subdivision.
Town leaders don't like that idea so they're filing a lawsuit.
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(( JERRE LUMSDEN/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: THE WORST CASE SCENARIO IS IF THE TOWN WANTS TO ANNEX JUST THE HIGH PROFIT CORRIDOR AND THE COUNTY FIGHTS IT, IT MAY CAUSE EACH A HALF MILLION DOLLARS AND TAKE SEVERAL YEARS IN THE MEANTIME. WE LOSE MILLIONS EVERY YEAR. ))
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The county says a major company wants to build a shopping center on route 40 bringing millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs.
It's just waiting for a sewer line solution, but the company may now be losing interest.


[8E-Software-Factory]


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A Southside business is hoping to turn a PROFIT from the the turn of the CENTURY.
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[SUPER=03-South Boston/Yesterday Afternoon;]


The Software Factory celebrated its grand opening yesterday afternoon in South Boston.
The high-tech firm trains people for computer programming jobs and specializes in "Year 2000" remediation.
President Jerry Hill demonstrated the company's ability to telecommunicate with its business partners.
Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade was on hand for yesterday's ceremony and noted that technology jobs are the fastest growing jobs in the state.
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[8E-Thermachoice]


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There's now an alternative for women who may need a hysterectomy, but don't want to have the procedure done.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; ]


The alternative is uterine balloon therapy and it uses a latex balloon catherter filled with heated fluid to destroy the uterine lining.
The procedure takes only eight minutes and the patient can resume normal activity the next day.
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[IN Q=Thermachoice is]

((DR. JAMES WESTON/OBGYN:THERMACHOICE IS A NEW TECHNIQUE WHICH OFFERS WOMEN A NEW APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF VERY HEAVY PAINFUL PERIODS WITHOUT REQUIRING EXTENSIVE SURGERY.))
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Women who wish to become pregnant or who have latex allergies are not recommended for the therapy.
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Radford and Roanoke Community Hospitals are the only facilities offering the procedure right now.

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Checking the forecast now--
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely today, under variably cloudy skies.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Tonight will turn mostly clear and quite a bit cooler, as lows drop into the 50s.
The extended forecast is sunny as we head into the holiday weekend...
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