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[7Fire-Victim]


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Another death following an apartment fire last month in Roanoke.
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Willie Jones has become the sixth person to die as a result of the May 18-th fire.
Jones, who was critically injured with burns over 60 percent of his body, died at the University of Virginia Medical Center over the weekend.
Jones had jumped from a third-story window to escape the blaze.
The bodies of five victims were found in the rubble.
Authorities had to use fingerprints and dental records to identify them.
The fire is considered suspicious because of how quickly it spread.
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[7E-Blacksburg-Fatal]


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One man was killed and another flown to Roanoke Memorial after a collision between a motorcycle and a truck yesterday.
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It happened on Meadowbrook Drive in Blacksburg around six p-m.
There were two men on the motorcycle.
Police say 21- year old Michael Lee Dove died at the scene.
The other man, 21- year old Michael Perry of Blacksburg, was flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The hospital is NOT releasing information on his condition.
The driver of the pick-up, 23- year old John Claude Love of Salem, was arrested at the accident scene.
Love was charged with driving under the influence.
Meadowbrook Drive was closed for several hours while police collected evidence.
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[7E-Kid-Runover]


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A six-year-old boy was accidentally run over by his father's truck yesterday in Montgomery County.
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The child was flown by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial hospital after he was runover by a truck driven by his father, Paris Wayne Hudgins.
It happened around eight last night on Jim Meadows Drive near Blacksburg.
A Sheriff's deputy says the little boy was running beside the vehicle when he tripped and was accidentally run over.

The child is listed in stable condition.
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[7E-Cham'burg-Ax]


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Charges are pending against a Bedford man after ramming his car into a convenience store Saturday night.
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According to police, the driver of the car, James Allen Craighead was backing out of the parking lot at Lancet Mart along Route 24 near Chamblissburg.
Authorities say he ran into propane tanks and plowed into the store, then backed out across Route 24, hit an embankment and flipped the car.
Rescue workers took Craighead to a nearby hospital.
Police say charges against him are pending.
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[7S-Air-Service]


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A strong community effort is behind the return of non-stop jet service from Roanoke to Chicago.
Airport officials say they're pleased with the support that made it possible.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Beginning in mid- July, United Express will offer three direct flights a day to Chicago on its new Embraer (EM-brehr) regional jets.
Airport Director Jacqueline Shuck says the flights would not have been possible without a successful campaign to convince the Department of Transportation that Roanoke deserved more slots at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THIS PROCESS THAT BROUGHT THIS WAS AN APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. AND WE HAD A GREAT RESPONSE BY THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING THE SERVICE AND ASKING DOT TO ESTABLISH THESE SLOTS FOR ROANOKE. SO WHEN WE TURNED AROUND AND SAID WE NEED SOME HELP, THEY WERE RIGHT THERE TO PROVIDE THAT HELP.))
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Shuck says both public agencies and private companies wrote letters in support of the application.

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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast.. Expect partly sunny skies today, with gusty winds. Highs will be in the low- to mid-70's.
Tonight, clouds continue to build up. Look for low temperatures to be in the upper-50's and low-60's.
The extended outlook...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/9/98
Tuesday:

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[452-E-Blacksburg-Fatal]


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A second man has died following a collision in Blacksburg yesterday between a motorcycle and a pick-up truck.
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The accident occurred on Meadowbrook Drive around six p-m.
Police say both vicitms were on the motorcycle.
Twenty-one- year old Michael Lee Dove died at the scene.
The other man, 21- year old Michael Perry of Blacksburg, was flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital, where he later died.
The driver of the pick-up, 23- year old John Claude Love of Salem, was arrested at the accident scene.
Love was charged with driving under the influence.
Meadowbrook Drive is now open to traffic after being closed for several hours.
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Last month's deadly fire in a downtown Roanoke apartment building has claimed another life.
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Willie Jones was critically injured with burns over 60 percent of his body in the May 18-th blaze.
He died over the weekend at the University of Virginia Medical Center becoming the sixth victim.
Jones had jumped from a third-story window to escape the fire.
Authorities had to use fingerprints and dental records to identify the bodies of five others who were found in the rubble after the blaze.
The fire is considered suspicious because of how quickly it spread.
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[45E-City-Teachers]


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He says the job isn't finished yet but so far Roanoke's School Superintendent says he's pleased with efforts to diversify the workforce.
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Wayne Harris briefed members of city council last week.
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He says almost a quarter of the school system's employees are members of minority groups. And almost half of the administrators hired in the last five years are African- Americans.
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About 15 percent of the school system's licensed employees are African Americans.

[45E-After-Prom]


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In Roanoke, a celebration for students, School administrators and parents marking the end of a successful and safe prom season.
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Yesterday, Valley View Mall was the site of the 10th annual After Prom Grand Finale Event.
It's sponsored by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition.
Juniors and seniors who are substance-free and who attended their school's After Prom Party qualified for a shot at a brand new car.
It's an added incentive to make students aware of the dangers of substance abuse.
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((MARY GWYN PARKER/RAYSAC; WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY FATALITIES OR ANY THAT WE KNOW ARRESTED DRUNK DRIVING FROM TEENS THAT HAVE ATTENDED THEIR AFTER-PROM PARTIES. SO IN ESSENCE, THE STATISTICS ARE VERY HIGH THAT THEY'RE NOT USING IF THEY ARE GOING TO OUR PARTIES.))
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The year before the program began in 1989, there was at least one student fatality involving alcohol.
The students played in the "Wacky Olympics" for door prizes.
Seniors also got a chance to earn some college cash by entering an essay contest.
The winner received two-thousand dollars.
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[45E-114-Sign]


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I Montgomery County they're trying to spread the word that drinking and driving are a deadly combination.
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That's the message along a Montgomery COunty road side, where a billboard sits that that was donated by LAMAR advertising.
It's located at the intersection of Routes 11 and 114 in Fairlawn.
Last fall-- two college students and a teacher were killed in an alcohol related crash along Route 114.
Delegate Jim Shuler says, two Virginia Tech student organizations have already begun plans for a second billboard to go up along the same road.
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Turning now for a check of today's forecast.. The sun sticks around, but look for temperatures to only reach the low- to mid-70's this afternoon, with winds gusting up to 15-miles per hour.
Clouds move in tonight, with milder overnight temperatures in the low-60's. Taking a look at the rest of the work week...
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[8E-Blacksburg-Fatal]


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Two men are dead follwing a collision last night between a motorcyle and a truck.
A third man is facing D-U-I charges.
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It happened on Meadowbrook Drive in Blacksburg at about six p-m.
There were two men on the motorcycle.
Police say 21- year old Michael Lee Dove died at the scene.
The other man, 21- year old Michael Perry died this morning at Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The driver e of the pick-up, 23- year old John Claude Love of Salem, was arrested at the scene.
Love was charged with driving under the influence.
Meadowbrook Drive was closed for several hours while police collected evidence.
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A six-year-old boy was accidentally run over by his father's truck yesterday in Montgomery County.
The child was flown by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial hospital after he was hit by a truck driven by his father, Paris Wayne Hudgins.
It happened around eight last night on Jim Meadows Drive near Blacksburg.
A Sheriff's deputy says the little boy was running beside the vehicle when he tripped and was accidentally run over.

The child is listed in stable condition.
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[8E-Cham'burg-Ax]


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Charges are pending against a Bedford man after ramming his car into a convenience store Saturday night.
According to police, the driver of the car, James Allen Craighead was backing out of the parking lot at Lancet Mart along Route 24 near Chamblissburg.
Authorities say he ran into propane tanks and plowed into the store, then backed out across Route 24, hit an embankment and flipped the car.
Rescue workers took Craighead to a nearby hospital.
Police say charges against him are pending.
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Another death following an apartment fire last month in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Willie Jones has become the sixth person to die as a result of the May 18-th fire.
Jones, who was critically injured with burns over 60 percent of his body, died at the University of Virginia Medical Center over the weekend.
Jones had jumped from a third-story window to escape the blaze.
The bodies of five victims were found in the rubble.
Authorities had to use fingerprints and dental records to identify them.
The fire is considered suspicious because of how quickly it spread.
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[8E-Jewish-Experience]


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The Jewish Coummunity's influence on Roanoke goes back more than a century.
That history is captured in an exhibit at the History Museum of Western Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The "Jewish Experience in Roanoke" studies the role Jewish citizens have played in the evolution of the Star City.
The exhibit also chronicles the growth of the area's Jewish community and explains a variety of religious artifacts.

The exhibit will be displayed at the Center in the Square in Roanoke until mid-July.
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[8E-Show-Of-Hands]


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There's a new hands-on exhibit in Roanoke.
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That's the idea behind this exhibit in the History Museum of Western Virginia.
The exhibit called--"A Show of Hands"-- travels around the nation.
It explains, among other things, why thumbs put humans at the top of the mammal species by making everyday tasks possible.
It also explores how medical advancements have made it possible to restore a severed hand and how arthritis sufferers cope with the ailment.
The exhibit will be on display through mid-September.
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Taking a look at today's forecast.. Sunny skies stay in the area, but look for temperatures to only reach the low- to mid-70's this afternoon, with winds gusting up to 15-miles per hour.
Clouds move in tonight, with milder overnight temperatures in the low-60's. Taking a look at the rest of the work week...
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