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A report in today's Richmond Times Dispath says lawyers for the familes of two babies possibly switched at birthd are working to keep each child in their respective homes, while allowing them to develop relationships with the other families.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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(( It was a family's worst nightmare, times six... Kevin Chittum, his fiance Whitney Rogers, and four other relatives and friends killed when a tractor trailer demolished their small car on a wet highway July Fourth...
But a new nightmare began, when Kevin and Whitney's families learned the couple's three year old daughter Rebecca, may have been switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center... switched with the child of Paula Johnson, who learned through DNA testing her daughter Callie is NOT her biological child...
But at a press conference, lawyers for the grandparents who are now raising Rebecca left no doubt... they will keep her.

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((W.T. ROBEY/ROGERS' ATTORNEY; THERE IS NO INTEREST ON THE PART OF THE ROGERS TO SWITCH THESE BABIES, THEIR FIRST INTEREST IS DETERMINING WHETHER REBECCA IS OR IS NOT WHITNEYS' CHILD .)) [RUNS08]
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((MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THESE FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT PRIVATELY BETWEEN THEM CONCERNING DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS, BUT CERTAINLY NO SWITCHING WILL TAKE PLACE.)) [RUNS08]
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DNA tests on Rebecca Chittum have NOT been performed... and while the tests would provide answers... the Roger's lawyer says they're not sure they want them....

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((W.T. ROBEY/ROGERS' ATTORNEY; YOU WANT TO KNOW, AND YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW... AND THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE WRESTLING WITH RIGHT NOW )) [RUNS06]
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Meanwhile this small community, still pained by the accident a month ago, is struggling to deal with the news...

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((E.J. STATOME/RESIDENT; IT JUST KEEPS PROLONGING THE AGONY, THE FAMILY'S SUFFERING AND I DON'T KNOW HOW IT COULD GET MUCH WORSE THAN IT IS NOW.)) [RUNS:09]
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Rebecca's family will decide over the next few days whether or not to authorize DNA testing. What ever the result, their attorneys say the children will stay where they are.
In Buena Vista, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

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Although Paula Johnson wants to keep the only daughter she's known, she's says looking forward to meeting her biological child.
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Charlottesville attorney Dave Heilberg (HILE-burg) says Johnson would be the closest thing to a mother either child would have.
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((DAVID HEILBERG/FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY: THE LIVING MOTHER OF BOTH CHILDREN PROBABLY HAS PRESUMPTIONS AHEAD OF ANYONE ELSE. AS TO THE CHILD IN HER CARE AND CUSTODY, SHE ACTUALLY IS ON EQUAL FOOTING WITH THE BIOLOGICAL GRANDPARENTS OF THE UNFORTUNATE YOUNG COUPLE THAT DIED IN THE ACCIDENT.))
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University police still want to know HOW the switch occurred.
They've called in the Virginia State police to help with the investigation.
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((CAPT. MIKE COLEMAN/UVA POLICE: IT'S DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND SENSITIVITY RELATED TO THIS CASE AND ALSO THE FACT THAT THEY CAN BRING RESOURCES TO BEAR IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STATE IN ADDITION TO THIS AREA.))
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Paula Johnson and her attorney have scheduled a news conference for 2 p-m today in Charlottesville.
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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Expect a repeat of yesterday's sunny skies and light winds, but temperatures will climb a bit higher.. topping out in the upper-80's.
Skies stay clear overnight, with lows dropping to about 60.
The extended forecast..
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Wednesday:

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Anniversary:
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Two different groups are joining forces to protest the I-73 road project.
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The members of "Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens" and "The Committee to Save Botetourt and Bedford Counties" want to eliminate the Blue Ridge District from the route alternatives. The area was one of many V-DOT is considering as a connector along what is presently Route-220. And committee members say the shortest distance between Martinsville and Roanoke is where the road should go.
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((DENISE GABRIEL/COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE; THEY INDICATE THEY WANT IT. WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT IT. PEOPLE COME OUT TO THE COUNTIES HERE BECAUSE IT IS RURAL AND BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HAVE A HIGHWAY. WE COULD CERTAINLY USE SOME MAINTENANCE ON OUR OWN ROADS AND PERHAPS WE'D LIKE TO SEE MONEY BETTER SPENT THAT WAY.))
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The group plans to protest with a legislative letter writing campaign, a petition drive and a possible "tractor parade" from the area up to Richmond.
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The Monroe County, West Virginia prosecutor does NOT think the case involving a Giles County teacher charged with having an affair with a 15 year old student will go to trial.
26-year old Jarrod Hines waived the right for a speedy trial yesterday.
He taught and coached at Giles County high school but was indicted in neighboring Monroe County, West Virginia where he lived.
He allegedly had sex with the girl at his home.
Prosecutors say Hines appears willing to work out a plea agreement.
In the meantime-- investigators are preparing to take pictures of Hines' buttocks-- looking for an alleged birthmark.

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A Roanoke firefighter says the city is breaking federal labor laws.
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Ron Mathews says, for the past two years, city firefighters have had to work 56-hour work weeks without being compensated for overtime. Mathews is the one who requested the department of labor investigation.
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((RON MATHEWS/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER; THEY HAVE STATED UNEQUIVICALLY TO ME AND TO THE CITY THAT THEY ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LAW ACCORDING TO THE AGENTS HERE LOCALLY.)) ((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; VERBALLY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR HAS EXPRESSED CONCERNS, BUT HAS NOT ISSUED ANY WRITTEN DETERMINATION OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS.))
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The local office of the Department of Labor says the investigation is ongoing. It will not release any of its findings until the case is closed.

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Roanoke city council got an update yesterday on Bedford's National D-Day Memorial.
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The total project is scheduled for completion by June 6, in the year two-thousand. But tons of dirt have been removed and the asphalt for a road that encloses the memorial may be finished by next month.
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((RICHARD BURROW/FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTING, TODAY, A ONE-MILE-LONG ROAD, WHICH INCLUDES CURB AND GUTTER ON EACH SIDE AS WELL AS THE BASE STONE AND THE BASE PAVING. ALL IN PREPARATION FOR THE 29TH DIVISION'S ANNUAL REUNION THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IN ROANOKE THE FIRST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR.))
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The Memorial's Foundation gave progress report, displaying a scale model of the Memorial's monument and its surrounding grounds.
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast.
Expect sunny skies today, with warm highs in the upper 80s.
Clear and pleasant tonight, with lows near 60.
The four day forecast calls for partly sunny weather, with a possibility of scattered showers later this week.
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A 19-year-old Danville man is dead and police say his wife is in police custody this morning.
Authorities say they found Jeffrey Lee Jones in front of his apartment building at Woodside Village shortly after 8-30 last night.
He had apparently been stabbed in the chest.
His wife, 19-year-old Alicia Michelle Jones, is charged with first degree murder.
She was arrested in her apartment around 11-30 last night.

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A possible peaceful agreement is reportedly in the works for both families involved in a baby swap case at U-V-A's Medical Center.
The reported arrangement would allow each family to keep the children they raised, while allowing them to visit their biological children.
The grandparents of the Buena Vista child possibly involved in the switch say they plan to keep her.
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At a press conference yesterday, lawyers representing Rebecca Chittum's grandparents said there is no proof that Rebecca is not their biological child.
Rebecca's parents, Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers, were two of the seven people killed in a July fourth accident in Botetourt County.
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(( 00:03:56 W.T. ROBEY/ROGERS' ATTORNEY; THERE IS NO INTEREST ON THE PART OF THE ROGERS TO SWITCH THESE BABIES, THEIR FIRST INTEREST IS DETERMINING WHETHER REBECCA IS OR IS NOT WHITNEYS' CHILD. 00:05:41 MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THESE FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO WORK OUT PRIVATELY BETWEEN THEM CONCERNING DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS, BUT CERTAINLY NO SWITCHING WILL TAKE PLACE.))
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The grandparents have not decided if they want to approve DNA testing.
Their lawyer says they want to know, but they also don't want to know.
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The other mother involved in the switch -- Paula Johnson of Stanardsville -- will hold a press conference in Charlottesville today.
We'll have an in-depth look at this story in the second half hour of News 7 Mornin'

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Organized opposition to the I-73 road project is coming from TWO counties.
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The members of "Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens" and "The Committee to Save Botetourt and Bedford Counties" want to eliminate the Blue Ridge District from the route alternatives. The area was one of many V-DOT is considering as a connector along what is presently Route-220. And committee members say the shortest distance between Martinsville and Roanoke is where the road should go.
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((DENISE GABRIEL/COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE; THEY INDICATE THEY WANT IT. WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT IT. PEOPLE COME OUT TO THE COUNTIES HERE BECAUSE IT IS RURAL AND BECAUSE IT DOESN'T HAVE A HIGHWAY. WE COULD CERTAINLY USE SOME MAINTENANCE ON OUR OWN ROADS AND PERHAPS WE'D LIKE TO SEE MONEY BETTER SPENT THAT WAY.))
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The group plans to protest with a legislative letter writing campaign, a petition drive and a possible "tractor parade" from the area up to Richmond.
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Virginia now has more in common with Hollywood--
By the end of September two motion pictures, six TV series and a mini-series will be in production in the commonwealth.
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Tim Reid's New Millenium studios in Petersburg and New Dominion Pictures in Virginia Beach will produce most of the television shows.
Both Columbia Pictures and DreamWorks will be filming in the Commonwealth.
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The state film office says movie and TV production did 60-million dollars worth of business last year.

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Turning our focus now to weather--
Sunny skies today, with highs in the upper 80s.
Clear and pleasant tonight, with lows cooling to around 60.
The four day outlook is dry for at least the next couple of days, with a chance of scattered showers later this week.
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