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[7Martinsville-House]


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Severe weather in Martinsville yesterday left one family without a home after storms ripped the roof off their house.
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Eva Taylor's house was one of the more heavily damaged structures.
Her home was left with significant damage.
Neighbors nailed a tarp over the house, but there was still evidence of water leaking through after the harsh rains and wind left their calling card.
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((EVA TAYLOR/STORM VICTIM; TERRIBLE NOISE AND EXTREMELY HIGH WINDS. WHEN WE LOOKED OUT, NORMALLY YOU CAN SEE THE HOUSES CLEARLY, BUT WHEN WE LOOKED OUT ACROSS THE STREET YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING.))
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In Henry County, officials say a tornado warning amounted to only a funnel cloud that never touched the ground.
What little damage there was included a few uprooted trees and dislocated shingles.
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((STEVE EANES/HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR; WE HAD SOME MINOR STREET FLOODING FROM THE HEAVY RAINS. WE HAD HAIL REPORTED FROM THE SIZE OF PEAS TO ABOUT THE SIZE OF A NICKEL OR QUARTER.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Eanes/Henry Co. Public Safety Director;]
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There were no confirmed tornadoes and no one was injured in yesterday's storm.
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[7E-Coffey]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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A court appearance yesterday for a Bedford County man who sent threatening letters to President Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Secret Service traced the letters to Edmond Coffey at his trailer in Moneta.
Coffey admitted in court yesterday that he had them sent to the Clintons. He was merely trying to set up his ex-girlfriend's current companion as the letter writer... in a complex extortion and harassment plot.
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Coffey will have a federal psychiatric evaluation before sentencing.

[7E-Brookville-Threats]


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School shootings have captured headlines this year- and two Campbell County students are learning that it's nothing to joke about.
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The Brookville High School seniors were suspended for the rest of the year after they joked about having weapons on school grounds.
Educators say recent shootings on school campuses around the country have prompted them to take a "zero tolerance" approach to these kinds of situations.
The two teens were not identified.. but they WILL be allowed to walk with their class at graduation on Friday.
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[7E-Bowers]


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He has the Democratic nomination for the Sixth District seat in Congress.
Now, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers needs to prove that his influence goes beyond the city.
Joe Dashiell reports from last night's rally in Roanoke.
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((Bowers was the only candidate who came forward to challenge Republican Bob Goodlatte, so sixth district democrats dispensed with their convention and declared him their candidate. [NAT SOUND OF RALLY]
But if Bowers is to mount a credible campaign, he must convince Democrats he's serious about the race, and persuade them to work hard on his behalf.
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Democratic leaders point to their recent sweep in the Roanoke city council elections.
And say it's not such a stretch to think Bowers can extend his local success to the entire district.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Expect partly cloudy skies today, with the possibility of some thunderstorms. Highs will be in the low- to mid-80's.
Look for more of the same for tonight- cloudy skies and a chance for storms. Temperatures will fall into the mid-60's.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/4/98
Thursday:

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[SUPER=130-32/Jay Mackenhimer, Jr./Calloway]



[SUPER=130-92/Susie Smith/Austinville]



[SUPER=130-1/Ty Cruz/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-6/Jason Waller/Goshen]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-2/Dakota Eversole/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-3/Megan Lucas/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-18/Cindy Montgomery/Montgomery Co.]


No Pictures:
Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Randy & Lynn Hatchett/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=131-/Dean Doyle/Figsboro]



[SUPER=131-/Shirley McDaniel/Altavista]


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Severe weather rolled through Martinsville yesterday.
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Eva Taylor and her family were forced from their home after high winds tore the roof off of it.
Neighbors nailed a tarp over the house, but there was still evidence of water leaking through after the harsh rains
and wind left their calling card. (/////SOT/////)
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((EVA TAYLOR/STORM VICTIM; TERRIBLE NOISE AND EXTREMELY HIGH WINDS. WHEN WE LOOKED OUT, NORMALLY YOU CAN SEE THE HOUSES CLEARLY, BUT WHEN WE LOOKED OUT ACROSS THE STREET YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING.))
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[VO-NAT]


In Henry County, officials say a tornado warning amounted to only a funnel cloud that never touched the ground.
What little damage there was included a few uprooted trees and dislocated shingles.
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[SOT=20:42:46]
[IN Q=WE HAD SOME MINOR]

((STEVE EANES/HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR; WE HAD SOME MINOR STREET FLOODING FROM THE HEAVY RAINS. WE HAD HAIL REPORTED FROM THE SIZE OF PEAS TO ABOUT THE SIZE OF A NICKEL OR QUARTER.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Eanes/Henry Co. Public Safety Director;]
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There were no confirmed tornadoes and no one was injured in yesterday's storm.
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[45E-Plane-Crash]


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[**NOTE ANCHOR TAG***]
F-A-A inspectors say it will take at least six months to determine what caused Monday's plane crash in Floyd County.


The pilot of twin engine plane remains hospitalized in stable condition
His instructor is listed in critical condition.
Meanwhile F-A-A inspectors say the small plane DID have fuel in its tanks at the time of the crash.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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While F-A-A officials worked to determine the cause of the crash...crews began clearing away the debris left dangling when the plane clipped several trees on its way down.
The plane, with two occupants on board, was enroute from North Carolina to Lewisburg when it crashed.
The pilot, Robert Anderson, is in the hospital with two broken legs.
He did NOT want to appear on camera but says he and his passenger knew they were in trouble when the right engine began losing power, which coupled with wind sheer, threw the plane, off course.
Anderson says he'd hoped to reach Roanoke but soon realized they wouldn't make it and began aiming for an open field.
But it was too late-- and the plane crashed between two houses.
Ford Wirt, who's the county's emergency services coordinator, praised the EMS volunteers' efforts.
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((FORD WIRT/FLOYD CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES:THEY DID A VERY GOOD JOB, WE HAD SEVERAL ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT PEOPLE ON SCENE, THE PATIENTS STABILIZED AND WE'RE EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE WAY THEY HANDLED THE ENTIRE SITUATION.)) [RUNS:11]
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[Teresa SU]
F-A-A officials say two things worked to victims' favor.
They say this particular plane is extremely sturdy and the fact it clipped several trees on its way down, slowed the plane on impact.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd. ))


[45E-Parkway-Search]


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The search has ended on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a missing man from Georgia.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


After blocking off a portion of the Roanoke RIver yesterday search and rescue teams recovered the body of 25-year old Sean May.
Parkway officials began searching after finding May's vehicle overthe weekend.
He was reported missing several months ago.
Authorities believe May committed suicide.
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Turning your attention now to weather--
Partly cloudy today, with a chance of scatteres showers or thunderstorms.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Variable clouds tonight, with more thunderstorms posssible.
Lows in the mid 60s.
Looking ahead to the next four days...partly cloudy with more scattered thunderstorms.
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Summer-like severe thunderstorms left their mark on Southside Virginia yesterday.
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Eva Taylor and her family were forced from their home after high winds tore the roof off of it.
Neighbors nailed a tarp over the house, but there was still evidence of water leaking through after the harsh rains
and wind left their calling card. (/////SOT/////)
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((EVA TAYLOR/STORM VICTIM; TERRIBLE NOISE AND EXTREMELY HIGH WINDS. WHEN WE LOOKED OUT, NORMALLY YOU CAN SEE THE HOUSES CLEARLY, BUT WHEN WE LOOKED OUT ACROSS THE STREET YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING.))
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In Henry County, officials say a tornado warning amounted to only a funnel cloud that never touched the ground.
What little damage there was included a few uprooted trees and dislocated shingles.
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[SOT=20:42:46]
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((STEVE EANES/HENRY COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR; WE HAD SOME MINOR STREET FLOODING FROM THE HEAVY RAINS. WE HAD HAIL REPORTED FROM THE SIZE OF PEAS TO ABOUT THE SIZE OF A NICKEL OR QUARTER.))
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There were no confirmed tornadoes and no one was injured in yesterday's storm.
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[8E-Coffey]


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[TAPE#=98-32 50:28]
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After mailing threatening letters to both President Clinton and his daughter, a Bedford county man appeared in court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Secret Service traced the letters to Edmond Coffey at his trailer in Moneta.
Coffey admitted in court yesterday that he had sent the letters.
But said he was merely trying to set up his ex-girlfriend's current companion as the letter writer... in a complex extortion and harassment plot.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Coffey will have a federal psychiatric evaluation before sentencing.

[8E-Brookville-Threats]


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Two Campbell County students have learned that school violence is NO laughing matter.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


The Brookville High School seniors were suspended for the rest of the year after they joked about having weapons on school grounds.
Educators say recent shootings on school campuses around the country have prompted them to take a "zero tolerance" approach to these kinds of situations.
The two teens were not identified.. but they WILL be allowed to walk with their class at graduation on Friday.
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[8E-Frat-Prank]


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[WRITER=eea]
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In court yesterday, assault charges were reduced for a former Sweetbriar College student.
Jessica Saveall was sentenced to 60 days in jail on a misdemeanor assault charge for
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


shaving the groin area of a male Washington and Lee student.
Chad Casto, the man on the right, testified Saveall and Lisa Williams came into his room, took off his pants and started fondling him.
When they started shaving his pubic area, he says he told them to stop, but they did NOT.
Saveall's attorney says she will appeal the case to circuit court.
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[8E-EpiPen]


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A recall has taken a popular allergy medication off local drug store shelves.
But more should be on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

It's been about a month since the manufacturers of a EpiPen and EpiPen Junior recalled the auto-injectors of epinephrine. The affected products were distributed between July 1997 and April 1998.
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((DR. THOMAS FAME/ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY:YOU CAN TRY OTHER PRODUCTS SUCH AS A THING CALLED AN ANA-KIT WHICH IS AN INJECTABLE...SAME PRODUCT AND YOU HAVE TO SELF-INJECT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Fame/Allergy & Immunology;]
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[VO-NAT]

Patients can return EpiPens to the place of purchase for a free replacement. The makers of EpiPen say they're working to remedy the problem.
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Before we finish up this morning, let's take another look at the mid- week forecast.
Partly cloudy today, with a chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Variably cloudy tonight, with more storms possible.
Lows in the mid 60s.
The extended outlook is calling for more of the same...
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