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[7E-Amherst-Murder]


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A game turned deadly in Amherst County Saturday night when a man shot and killed another man and wounded two others.

Police say 29-year old Kenneth Branham killed 43-year old Richard Eubank, then wounded Bobby Beverly and Ricky McDaniel after a game of horseshoes Saturday night.
Witnesses say the three men were arguing when Branham pulled a 12-gauge shotgun from his car and started shooting.
Beverly is in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital and McDaniel was released.
Branham is charged with murder and two counts of malicious wounding.

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A 5-year-old boy is in good condition after a drunk driver ran over him in Danville Saturday night.
Jerrick Blackstock was riding in the back of a pickup truck.
Police say the driver, Larnell Hampton, started backing the truck out of a driveway.
The child slipped off but Hampton continued in reverse and hit the child.
Hampton is charged with driving under the influence.

[7E-Seat-Belts]


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Car accidents killed seven people this past Memorial Day weekend on Virginia's highways.
But Virginia State Police say that's down significantly from last year's death toll of 13.
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People all across the country are encouraging travelers to buckle up. Roanoke County resque squad member Mike Unroe knows first hand the importance of wearing a seatbelt.
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((LIEUTENANT MIKE UNROE/ ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE SQUAD; THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS THAT WE TRANSPORT THAT ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR FATALITIES IN ACCIDENTS ARE UNRESTRAINED PASSENGERS))
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Small children should also be properly secured. The safest place for them is in the middle of the back seat.




[7E-Lee-Memorial]


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Lee Plaza was the scene of one memorial ceremony, where
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people paid respect to those who gave their lives for our country.
Mayor Bowers said a few words in rememberance of the soldiers.
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((DAVID BOWRS/MAYOR; AS WE DUTIFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY LISTEN TO SOME WORDS OF WISDOM AND AS WE ENGAGE IN SOME TIME HONORED RITUALS GOD BLESS EACH ONE THAT HAS DIED IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM.))
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Jim Maye gave the Memorial Address. He spoke about Lieutenant Robert Mooney who gave his life fighting for his country.
Participants prayed for peace and sang the National Anthem.
A wreath was laid at the memorial and family members left flowers next to the names of their loved ones.
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The holiday weekend seemed especially long for business owners at Smith Mountain Lake because of the rainy weather.

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But the sun finally came out on Memorial Day, the last day of vacation.
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((BRANDON KINCER: IT'S HOT AND IT'S REALLY COOL. THE WATER'S FINE EXCEPT IT'S REAL REAL COLD.))
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Marina managers eagerly helped renters into boats-- anxious to recoup the money they lost this weekend.
They say they lose thousands of dollars when boats stay tied to the docks.
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((MARC DETOURNILLON/MARINA OWNER: OUR FUEL DOCKS AND FUEL SALES HAVE SUFFERED SIGNIFICANTLY BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER. PERSONALLY I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A RAIN DATE FOR MEMORIAL DAY BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ALWAYS RAIN HERE AT THE LAKE ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.))
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Boaters may be catching on.
Marina owners say visitors used to reserve boats well before Memorial Day.
This year, they waited for the sun to come out.
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Turning now to your Tuesday forecast... Look for showers to stick around this morning and then gradually clear out. High temperatures will reach the low-80's under partly sunny skies. Tonight, a chance for more showers. Lows will drop down into the mid-50's.
Taking a look at the extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/27/98
Wednesday:

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One school announcement today.
The Hurt Park Child Development Center is closed for the day and will re-open tomorrow.
Apparently vandalism has forced the closing.

[45E-Amherst-Murder]


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One man remains in critical condition following a weekend triple shooting.
Police say 29-year old Kenneth Branham killed 43-year old Richard Eubank, then wounded Bobby Beverly and Ricky McDaniel after a game of horseshoes Saturday night.
Witnesses say the three men were arguing when Branham pulled a 12-gauge shotgun from his car and started shooting.
Beverly is in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital and McDaniel was treated and released.
Branham is charged with murder and two counts of malicious wounding.

[45E-Habitat]


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Summer classes at Virginia Tech will mean housing for one Blacksburg family.
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The College of Architecture and Urban Studies will transform this empty lot in Blacksburg into a home for a low income family.
Students enrolled in the class will do most of the work, from the design to the actual building.
Habitat for Humanity will choose the family who will move into the three bedroom house.
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((TERRI FITZWATER/NRV HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:WE LOOK AT THREE BASIC REASONS FOR HOME OWNERSHIP, THE NEED FOR ADEQUATE SHELTER, THE ABILITY TO PAY A MORTGAGE AND THE WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER, THE FAMILIES ARE SELECTED FOR THOSE THREE REASONS, DENIED FOR THOSE THREE REASON, HABITAT IS NOT A HAND OUT IT'S A HAND UP. ))
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Applications for the Blacksburg Habitat home are currently being accepted.

[45E-Festival]


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Roanoke Valley music fans grooved to the sounds of R and B and hip hop at Victory Staduim.
Scott Goldberg has highlights from the Star Party, an event that is quickly becoming a memorial day tradition.
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It was a special treat for the Star City when national artist Davina and five other acts had Victory Stadium jammin'.

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((DAVID LEE MICHAELS/WJJS RADIO: WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING. WE GOT DANCE. WE GOT HIP HOP WE GOT R&B. IN THE BACKGROUND A LITTLE JAZZ, KIND OF R&B THING GOING ON. SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.)) [RUNS08]
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And for the MOST part, it was enough to keep the crowd happy. [19 14 02]
Some sang along. [davina trips over mic cord]
Some thought it was a trip. [kids sleeping]
But some, well, some were not all that impressed.
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((INDIA MILLER: BASICALLY THE MUSIC IS ALL RIGHT. IT'S JUST NOT WHAT I PREFER.)) [RUNS04]
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The concert brought to a close what most people consider the first weekend of summer.
But even as they partied into the night, a few of the revelers kept in mind the real reason for celebrating Memorial Day.
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((MITCHELL WORRELL: YOU GET TO SEE THE PEOPLE'S GRAVE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN THE WAR.)) [RUNS06]
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Vendors all over the city look forward to Memorial Day Weekend.
Even though Sunday's rain slowed business a little, by Monday night, food sales were cookin'.
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((MARK ANTHONY BROWN: INITIALLY IT WAS KIND OF SLOW. BUT WE HAD AN INTERMISSION, THE CROWD PICKED UP, AND EVERYTHING WENT WELL. )) [RUNS06]
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This Star Party was the closing act in Roanoke's fun-filled weekend. But Festival-in-the-Park activities continue Tuesday with the Salute to Seniors -- an event whose music promises to be a little bit softer.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Roanoke.))


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Your back-to-work forecast is calling for skies to turn partly sunny.
Daytime highs will reach the 80- degree mark.
Partly cloudy tonight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in in the mid to upper 50s.
The four day forecast is pleasant and warm for the rest of the week.
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[82-E-Amherst-Murder]


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A weekend game of horseshoes turned deadly when an Amherst county man was fatally shot and another was critically wounded.
Police say 29-year old Kenneth Branham killed 43-year old Richard Eubank, then wounded Bobby Beverly and Ricky McDaniel after a game of horseshoes Saturday night.
Witnesses say the three men were arguing when Branham pulled a 12-gauge shotgun from his car and started shooting.
Beverly is in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital and McDaniel was released.
Branham is charged with murder and two counts of malicious wounding.

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A drunk driver struck a five- year- old boy in Danville Saturday night, but officials say the child is in good condition.
Jerrick Blackstock was riding in the back of a pickup truck.
Police say the driver, Larnell Hampton, started backing the truck out of a driveway.
The child slipped off but Hampton continued in reverse and hit the child.
Hampton is charged with driving under the influence.

[8E-Lee-Memorial]


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Yesterday wasn't just a holiday off-- it was a day of remembrance at
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Lee Plaza, where people paid respect to those who gave their lives for our country.
Mayor Bowers said a few words in rememberance of the soldiers.
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((DAVID BOWRS/MAYOR; AS WE DUTIFULLY AND RESPECTFULLY LISTEN TO SOME WORDS OF WISDOM AND AS WE ENGAGE IN SOME TIME HONORED RITUALS GOD BLESS EACH ONE THAT HAS DIED IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM.))
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Jim Maye gave the Memorial Address. He spoke about Lieutenant Robert Mooney who gave his life fighting for his country.
Participants prayed for peace and sang the National Anthem.
A wreath was laid at the memorial and family members left flowers next to the names of their loved ones.
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[8Fatalities]


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There were fewer fatal accidents on Virginia's highways over the long Memorial Day weekend than there were last year.
State police say there were seven fatalities on the state's roads between noon Friday and midnight last night, down from 13 a year ago.
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Five of the dead were involved in single-car accidents according to police, and another man was killed when he wandered intoxicated into a roadway.

[8E-Slamming]


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The Better Business Bureau is on the lookout for a new kind of telephone scam.
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Thousands of Americans, like Karl Vandegriff, are victims of phone slamming.
It happens when someone changes your long-distance carrier without your permission.
In Vandegriff's case, a telemarketer got the name of someone who works at his business and said that person OK'd the switch to a new phone company.
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((KARL VANDEGRIFF/PHONE SLAMMING VICTIM: TELEMARKETERS WILL CALL AND GET THE NAME OF SOMEONE IN THE OFFICE OR JUST WHOEVER ANSWERS THE TELEPHONE AND THEN WILL TURN AROUND AND SLAM THE LONG DISTANCE BY SAYING THAT JACKIE HALL OR CARL VANDEGRIFF AUTHORIZED THE CHANGE.))
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[pre-pro]
Bell Atlantic says there are some things you can do to prevent your phone from getting slammed.
You can put a freeze on the line.
That makes it harder to switch the long-distance carrier.
You also should look through your phone bill each month to catch any changes.
And read the fine print whenever you sign your name on a sweepstakes form or a credit card application.
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Time now to check the Tuesday forecast--
Becoming partly sunny today, with seasonable temperatures warming into the upper 70s and low 80s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with a chance of showers.
Lows falling into the upper 50s.
The extended forecast includes plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures.
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