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Clearbrook residents are hoping to make Route 220 a safer place to drive.
Fatal accidents along the road between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Franklin County border have many residents seeking solutions. David Johnson reports.
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[IN Q=On August 20]
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[SUPER=01-Mike Wray/Clearbrook Civic League Member; :25]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Echols/VDOT Resident Engineer; :34]
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(( Two weeks ago, Sherry West was killed in a car accident at the intersection of Route 220 and Back Creek Road in Roanoke County. Residents have placed a cross of flowers on the grass next to the site in rememberence of their neighbor and to warn other motorists about the dangers of the road. Clearbrook Civic League members acknowledge that improvements have been made north of that site, but they say it's not enough.
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[IN Q=FROM CLEARBROOK AREA]

((MIKE WRAY/CLEARBROOK CIVIC LEAGUE MEMBER; FROM CLEARBROOK AREA UP THERE AT THE SCHOOL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THAT AREA IS IN DIRE NEED OF IMPROVEMENTS. IT'S IN DIRE NEED OF SOME TURNING LANES.)) [RUNS09]
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((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER; CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ITEMS, SUCH AS TURN LANES THEN BECOMES BASICALLY A PRIORITY ON HAVING THAT MONEY IN PLACE TO BUILD WHATEVER THAT MAY BE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=THAT MAYBE.]

Residents also suggested lowering the speed limit and requested stricter enforcement of the posted speed limit, something Roanoke County police say they're working on.
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((OFFICER TERRELL HOLBROOK/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE; WE ARE RESPONDING TO THE COMPLAINTS. WE ARE INCREASING OUR RADAR ENFORCEMENT AND TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT IS BEING FOLLOWED.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=BEING FOLLOWED.]

Residents say they will write to legislators and do everything else they can to make the rides to their homes off of 220 a safe one. David Johnson, News 7.))

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The test results are in, and the suspicions have been confirmed.
Two little girls were switched at birth at the UVA Medical Center three years ago.
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DNA tests showed that Callie Johnson IS the biological child of Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers...
Earlier tests already indicated Rebecca Chittum is the biological child of Paula Johnson.
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That wasn't a surprise to Tommy Rogers, Callie's biological grandfather, but he says he has more questions.
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((TOMMY ROGERS/GRANDFATHER; I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED, I NEED SOME ANSWERS FROM THE HOSPITAL AS OF NOW, YOU KNOW, OF HOW THIS BECAME))
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But the Rogers say even the answer to that question won't ease the pain.
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[IN Q=every one of us]

((TRAVIS ROGERS/UNCLE; EVERY ONE OF US, WHEN WE GO TO BED AT NIGHT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE RELIVE THE BABY SWITCH, WE HAVE TO RELIVE EVERYTHING OVER AND OVER AND OVER. AND THERE'S GOTTA BE A POINT WHERE IT STOPS, IT'S GOT TO.))
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The State Police and the State Health Department are still investigating the switch.


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A man charged with attacking a woman outside of Lynchburg General Hospital pleaded guilty yesterday in court.
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57-year old John Major Haygood tried to abduct Melanie Curnute (ker-NOOT) at knifepoint the night of April 28th.
Curnute managed to escape and a bystander chased Haygood down and held him until police arrived.
Haygood could receive up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced in October.
Curnute is considering legal action against the hospital for failing to prevent the attack.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Expect partly sunny skies today with some light winds.
Highs will range from the mid-80's to about 90 degrees.
Some clouds move in overnight, with lows dropping into the low- to mid-60's.
The extended forecast...
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The Lynchburg school board says no to a sex- educational video.
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Some board members say the video entitled "What Kids Want to Know About Sex and Growing Up" was too graphic.. others say it's no worse than what the kids already deal with on the streets.
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((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND I'M TOLD WE HAVE 11 AND 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS HAVING BABIES OVER THERE. THESE KIDS KNOW THIS LANGUAGE, THEY'RE DOING IT, PEOPLE. AND WE'RE SAYING `NO YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO IT'.. THEY'RE DOING IT OUT THERE.))
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The board rejected the sex-ed video by a 5 to 4 vote.
By the same margin it APPROVED a video on abusive relationships, that some educators said was just too violent.
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[IN Q=Generally speaking]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE BRUTALIZING KIND OF VIDEO SCENES, FRANKLY I THINK THEY JUST DESENSITIZE US TO BRUTALIZATION.))
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A local citizens committee also picketed last night's meeting.
It's unhappy the school board hasn't responded to its request for information on why so many black students are being suspended and so few black teachers are being hired.
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The DOW gained 290 points yesterday, and after Monday's more than 500 point plunge, many people are wondering how to react to Wall Street's roller-coaster ride.
It may depend on your age.
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At least one veteran investor said he is sick of hearing about bear markets and bull markets.
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((BAYARD HARRIS/INVESTOR: THE JARGON'S PRETTY CONFUSING. I THINK IT'S EASIER JUST TO REFER TO IT AS GOOD OR BAD. IT'S FAIRLY EASY TO GET CONFUSED WHETHER YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HORNS OF THE BULL OR THE CLAWS OF THE BEAR.))
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Another veteran, who is 66 said he is not too concerned that he lost a lot of money over the last month.
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((BILL POFF/INVESTOR: I HAVE REMARKABLY FEW RESPONSIBILITIES. I HAVE TO FEED ABOUT SIX CATS. AND SO FAR I HAVE DONE THAT VERY COMFORTABLY.))
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Some younger investors are starting to form their retirement plans -- and wondering if the stock market is the best place to put their money.
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((CHERISE COCHRAN/INVESTOR: WE SET UP THE PLANS AND LET THEM RUN THEMSELVES. THEN YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND YOU TALK ABOUT IT AT LEAST. YOU MAY NOT CHANGE IT BUT YOU TALK ABOUT IT.))
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Investors of all ages said they would stay in the stock market, because they think it's still the best long-term investment.

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China, not the United states is actually the World's largest producer of tobacco.
But the states may have an edge when it comes to FLUE-CURED tobacco.
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Southside Virginia is known for its flue-cured tobacco.
That's why a group of Japanese growers paid a visit yesterday to this Pittsylvania County tobacco farm.
The growers inspected the bright-leaf plants, studied the soil, and heard about field irrigation.
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[IN Q=Well, we're hoping they will]

((DAN ROBERTSON/TOBACCO GROWER: WELL, WE'RE HOPING THEY WILL LEARN TO GROW A QUALITY TOBACCO AND TOBACCO WITH FLAVOR AND AROMA WHICH GIVES IT A MUCH BETTER TASTE WHEN YOU PREPARE IT FOR THE CIGARETTTE.))
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[OUT Q=for the cigarette.]
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This trans-world trip is-- in part-- sponsored by the Standard Commerical Tobacco Company in North Carolina.
From Virginia, the Japanese growers will visit tobacco farms in Kentucky.
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Time now to take a look at the mid- week forecast--
Partly sunny again today, with highs climbing into the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy skies tonight, with lows in the lower 60s.
The extended forecast is expected to stay partly cloudy into the weekend...
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Residents of the Clearbrook community off Route 220 are hoping to prevent future accidents along the corridor.
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Sherry West was killed when her Jeep was struck by another vehicle as she tried to pull into Route 220 traffic from the Back Creek intersection.
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Clearbrook residents met with V-DOT officials last night, explaining how dangerous they think the road is and how safety hazards are created.
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[IN Q=AND PEOPLE DRIVE]

((MIKE WRAY/CLEARBROOK CIVIC LEAGUE MEMBER; AND PEOPLE DRIVE DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND WITH TRAFFIC BEHIND THEM, THEY WILL PULL OFF THE ROAD TILL THEY CAN LET THE TRAFFIC GO BY BEFORE THEY CAN TURN OFF. SO THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO DO TO TRY TO COPE WITH TRYING TO LIVE ON THIS STRETCH OF ROAD.))
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Some suggested that the speed limit be lowered and more closely monitored and enforced. Other suggestions included traffic lights and turn lanes. V-Dot officials say the improvements lack the necessary funding and would have to go through the same time consuming-process as other requests. Residents say they are willing to work with the transportation department to make the area safe.
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What family members and many observers believed all along is now a fact.
Two baby girls WERE indeed switched three years ago at the U-V-A Medical Center.
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DNA tests showed that Callie Johnson IS the biological child of Kevin Chittum and Whitney Rogers...
Earlier tests already indicated Rebecca Chittum is the biological child of Paula Johnson.
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That wasn't a surprise to Tommy Rogers, Callie's biological grandfather, but he says he has more questions.
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((TOMMY ROGERS/GRANDFATHER; I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED, I NEED SOME ANSWERS FROM THE HOSPITAL AS OF NOW, YOU KNOW, OF HOW THIS BECAME))
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But the Rogers say even the answer to that question won't ease the pain.
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[IN Q=every one of us]

((TRAVIS ROGERS/UNCLE; EVERY ONE OF US, WHEN WE GO TO BED AT NIGHT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE TO RELIVE THE ACCIDENT, WE HAVE RELIVE THE BABY SWITCH, WE HAVE TO RELIVE EVERYTHING OVER AND OVER AND OVER. AND THERE'S GOTTA BE A POINT WHERE IT STOPS, IT'S GOT TO.))
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The State Police and the State Health Department are still investigating the switch.


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When HOLLYWOOD came calling for vintage clothing, two Farmville women became the costumers for the biggest blockbuster ever.
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The owners of Suzi's Antiques specialize in vintage clothing, and they've provided period costumes for about a half dozen movies.
Their big break came when costumers for the movie "Titanic" called a few years ago.. and said they needed clothing for Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and 17-hundred movie extras.
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[IN Q=We had a]

((SUSAN VARNER/SUZI'S ANTIQUES: WE HAD A LARGE COLLECTION FROM THAT TIME PERIOD, IT'S ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TIME PERIODS, SO WE DID HAVE QUITE A BIG RESOURCE HERE IN THE STORE, BUT WHEN WE FOUND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR CLOTHING FOR, WE HAD A LITTLE DROP IN THE BUCKET.))
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Varner WAS able to supply all the clothes..
"Titanic's" success has helped put their store and Farmville on the map.
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[IN Q=Well, it's helped]

((SUZANNE MCCOY ARENA/SUZI'S ANTIQUES: WELL, IT'S HELPED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, LIKE I SAID, NOW PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT. AND THEY'VE BEEN LOOKING IN THEIR CLOSETS AND CALLING US AND SAYING `MY GRANDMOTHER HAD A CUTE LITTLE OUTFIT'.))
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[OUT Q=cute little outfit.]
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The mother- daughter team are now working on finding clothes for the upcoming movie "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows falling into the lower 60s.
The outlook remains dry for the next four days...with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.
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