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[7E-Purcell]


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A V-M-I student is being charged with the armed robbery of a restaurant in Botetourt County.
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The county's commonwealth's attorney says 20-year old Bradley Clay Purcell was wearing a mask and carrying a rifle Saturday night, when he allegedly stole 100-dollars from the North Star Country Restaurant.
The James River High School graduate is in the Botetourt County jail on 40-thousand-dollars bond.
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[7E-School-Suicide]


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They wanted to save their daughter's life- but they never had the chance.
Now a Bedford County couple is helping draft legislation that would require school employees to notify a parent if a child talks about committing suicide.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=Lisa Renee]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Karen Hall/Mother; :22]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :39]
[SUPER=01-Phil Theisen/Mental Health Advocate; :57]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( When Lisa Renee Hall shot and killed herself in February of 1995, no one was more shocked than her parents.
They saw their 13- year- old daughter as a smart, outgoing young girl.. what they didn't know is that Lisa had told her friends she was contemplating suicide.
The friends notified a counselor at Staunton River Middle School but she never told Lisa's parents.
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[SOT 16:05:216]
[IN Q=I still ask]

((KAREN HALL/MOTHER: I STILL ASK WHY SHE COULDN'T HAVE CALLED, WHY JUST A PHONE CALL, JUST GIVE US A CHANCE TO SAVE OUR CHILD.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=save our child.]


Now the Halls are working with state senator Steve Newman to draft legislation that would require school personnel to notify a parent if their child talks about committing suicide.
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[SOT 13:35:18]
[IN Q=Right now if]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: RIGHT NOW IF YOU STEP ONE FOOT OFF SCHOOL GROUNDS.. ..NO REQUIREMENT THAT YOU TELL.))
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[OUT Q=that you tell.]
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[SOT 14:53:43]
[IN Q=It's unfortunate]

((PHIL THEISEN/MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE: IT'S UNFORTUNATE, BUT IT'S ALMOST AS IF WE HAVE TO LEGISLATE COMMON SENSE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=legislate common sense.]
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[IN Q=Newman says his]

((Steve Newman says his bill already is picking up bipartisan support. Karen Hall plans to travel to Richmond to testify.. to let legislators know just what kind of pain she's experienced. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))


[7E-Willow-River]


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A fifteen- year old stands charged with setting one of seven fires at Salem's Willow River Apartment Complex.
The boy is the second juvenile to be charged in connection with the string of fires.
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[from tape 98-58]
Police say the 15-year-old, who lives at the complex, broke into an apartment and started this fire on July 28th.
It was the first of seven fires to terrify residents there.
Police said the boy is still living at the complex.
Last month, a 10-year-old was charged with starting one of the other fires.
[SUPER=03-Salem/August 8;]

[from tape 98-54 at 47:04]
The seventh -- and most destructive fire -- is still under investigation.
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[7E-Stone]


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A Danville man who killed another man he found hiding in his wife's shower will spend 33 years behind bars.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/July 28;]


Laquan Stone was sentenced yesterday for the murder of Alvin Averette in April.
Stone found the victim in his estranged wife's shower when he fired the fatal shots.
A jury found him guilty in July of first degree murder.
Defense attorneys were hoping for a lesser manslaughter conviction.
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[7E-paving-scam]


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Roanoke valley authorities put an end to the escapades of two alleged scam artists yesterday morning.
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The pair had come back to get the 14-hundred dollars they intended to charge for a paving job they'd done Wednesday night.
Benjamin John Keene of Virginia Beach was arrested, along with Harry Lee Small of Concord, North Carolina.
They showed up at James Blackburn's home late Wednesday with what they said was a load of asphalt left over from another job.
Without saying how much it would cost they started putting it down.
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[SOT 10:39:45]
[IN Q=So I said]

((JAMES BLACKBURN/PAVING SCAM VICTIM: SO I SAID, "STOP RIGHT THERE. STOP STOP." HE SAID, "IT AIN'T GOING TO LOOK RIGHT. JUST THAT MUCH, IF I STOP NOW." HE SAID "I GOT A LITTLE BIT LEFT HERE SO I MIGHT AS WELL AS THROW IT AWAY."))
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[OUT Q=throw it away.]
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Police say the men have prior records in other states for similar offenses..
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Taking a look at your Friday forecast.. Expect partly sunny skies today with a light breeze keeping things a bit cooler.
Look for highs to reach the mid- to upper-80's.
Pretty much the same conditions overnight, with light winds and temperatures dropping into the upper-50's.
The extended forecast...
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Saturday:
Anniversary:
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Norfolk Southern is paying for damages caused by a train derailment in Lynchburg last spring.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/March 31;]


65 freight cars broke loose March 31st and rolled for three miles before smashing into three locomotives.
The resulting fire destroyed Lynchburg's salt storage building and much of the city's snowplow equipment.
Norfolk Southern has reimbursed the city for more than 621-thousand dollars in damages.
It could still face a fine for the accident, which investigators blamed on human error.
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[45-5-Habitat]


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After controversy scrapped a big project last month, Habitat for Humanity is now trying to rebuild its reputation with a new development.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The group hopes to build three new homes in the Villa Heights neighborhood.
It's a small development.
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[from 98-42 at 1:39:43]
But Habitat wants to avoid the public outcry that was sparked by the Westview Terrace project.
People who live in that neighborhood said they were not notified before Habitat started building a cluster of new homes.
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[IN Q=obviously]

((TERRY SMITH/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE A BLACK EYE FROM BEFORE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO SHOW EVERYONE THAT IT'S HEALING.))
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This time, Habitat is scheduling a meeting with Villa Heights residents. [pre-pro]
The group ran an ad in yesterday's Roanoke Tribune...hoping lots of people will give their input on this project.
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[IN Q=what we're doing]

((PATRICIA SMITH/VILLA HEIGHTS CRIME PREVENTION GROUP: WHAT WE'RE DOING IS ALLOWING THEM A FORMAT TO COME TO A MEETING AND GET INFORMATION AND ASK QUESTIONS AND GET ANSWERS PERTAINING TO THE next PROJECT.))
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The meeting is scheduled for next Thursday.

[45E-Tailgating]


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[*****anchor tag*****]
Saturday's football game at Virginia Tech will bring some changes to partying in the parking lot.
Attorney General Mark Earley is encouraging state colleges to cut down on student drinking.
And police at Virginia Tech are responding. Teresea Hamilton reports.
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[IN Q=The bottom]
[SUPER=01-Mike Jones/Virginia Tech Police Chief; :00]
[SUPER=03-Syracuse vs. VA Tech/September 1997; :13]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :23]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

((
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[26:51:19]
[SOT]
[IN Q=The bottom]

((MIKE JONES/VIRGINIA TECH POLICE CHIEF: THE BOTTOM LINE IS-- IF YOU WANT TO COME TO LANE STADIUM AND ENJOY THE BALL GAME, WE REALLY WANT YOU TO COME, WE HAVE A GREAT FOOTBALL TEAM, A GREAT ATHLETIC PROGRAM, IF YOU COME AND YOU GET DRUNK AND OBNOXIOUS WE'RE GOING TO LOCK YOU UP, PERIOD. )) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=you up, period.]


Virginia Tech Police Chief Mike Jones plans to bring in anywhere from 150- to 200 officers, from surrounding jurisdictions, to maintain crowd control.
The officers aid with traffic and gate checks---


They also enforce the college's policy of NO alcohol in the stands or in the parking lot.
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[28:43:10]
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[IN Q=They will]

((THEY WILL CHALLENGE YOU, IF THEY SUSPECT THAT YOU'RE CARRYING ALCOHOL, THEY'LL STOP YOU AND ADDRESS THE ISSUE AND TRY TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE. IF YOU HAVE, THEY'LL SEIZE THE ALCOHOL, PAPERWORK WILL BE FILLED OUT AND YOU'LL BE EJECTED )) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=you'll be ejected.]


He says the system is actually a role model for other universities, like U-V-A.
In fact, despite the added pressure from the A-G's office, he doesn't expect to change much.
Although, he may add a few MORE officers.
Those who belong to the high priced Hokie Club are allowed to drink in the university's parking lot--
This year, the group secured NINE A-B-C banquet licenses. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))
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A number of Tech fans aren't happy with the changes.
They say those old enough to legally drink should be allowed to do so during tailgate parties.

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Turning your attention now to the Friday forecast--
Expect partly sunny skies today with a light breeze.
Highs today in the mid to upper 80s, lows in the upper 50s.
And looking ahead to the long Labor Day Weekend-- the forecast is mostly sunny with temperatures in the 80s.
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A weekend armed robbery in Botetourt County is said to be the crime of a V-M-I student.
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[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


The county's commonwealth's attorney says 20-year old Bradley Clay Purcell was wearing a mask and carrying a rifle Saturday night, when he allegedly stole 100-dollars from the North Star Country Restaurant.
The James River High School graduate is in the Botetourt County jail on 40-thousand-dollars bond.
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[8E-Willow-River]


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First a 10-year- old, now a 15- year- old is charged with setting one of seven fires at Salem's Willow River Apartment Complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/July 28;]

[from tape 98-58]
Police say the 15-year-old, who lives at the complex, broke into an apartment and started this fire on July 28th.
It was the first of seven fires to terrify residents there.
Last month, a 10-year-old was charged with starting one of the other fires.
[SUPER=03-Salem/August 8;]

[from tape 98-54 at 47:04]
The seventh -- and most destructive fire -- is still under investigation.
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[8-5-School-Suicide]


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After losing their daughter to suicide, a Bedford county couple wants a new state law to save other children.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


In 1995, Lisa Renee Hall told friends at Staunton River Middle School that she was feeling suicidal.
Her friends notified school officials, who never called Lisa's parents.
Lisa killed herself a few days later.
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[SOT 16:03:58]
[IN Q=The school never]

((KAREN HALL/MOTHER: THE SCHOOL NEVER CONTACTED ME.. THE SAD PART OF HER.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Hall/Mother; :00]
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[OUT Q=sad part of her.]
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State senator Steve Newman is trying to get a bill passed that would require school personnel to notify parents if their child reports feeling suicidal.
Newman has drafted three pieces of legislation to address the problem.
He says the bills already have widespread bipartisan support.
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[8E-Maris-Chase]


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Even if you're not a big baseball fan, it's hard not to get caught up in the excitement of the race to break Roger Maris' homerun record.
Tina Tenret reports.
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[IN Q=You have to be]
[SUPER=07-Phil Fall; :01 VERY QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=04-Last Night; :03]
[SUPER=07-John Tanner; :19]
[SUPER=01-Will Eades/Greenfields; :30]
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((
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((PHIL FALL: YOU HAVE TO BE INTERESTED IN IT. IT'S HISTORY.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=it's history]


Mark McGwire has 59 home runs so far this season -- Sammy Sosa's only three behind.
Close enough to touch the 61-home-run record held by Roger Maris for almost four decades.
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[SOT 16:50:10]
[IN Q=Sir are you]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SAMMY SOSA AND MARK MCGWIRE? NO I DON'T. NOT AT ALL. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THEY ARE.)) [RUNS09]
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But sporting goods stores are suddenly seeing baseball rookies, hungry for a taste of the fever.
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[SOT 16:29:00]
[IN Q=Just kind of]

((WILL EADES/GREENFIELDS: JUST KIND OF YOUR RANDOM PERSON THAT DOESN'T REALLY NECESSARILY KNOW MUCH ABOUT BASEBALL JUST COMING IN AND WANTING TO KNOW WHO'S THIS GUY HITTING ALL THE HOME RUNS, WHAT'S HIS NAME? MARK WHO? THEY DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS BUT THEY KNOW IT'S HAPPENING AND THEY WANT TO SEE IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=want to see it]
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[SOT 16:46:02]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((JIMMY EVANS: I DON'T THINK SO. THEY MIGHT CHECK IN ONCE IN A WHILE AND SEE WHO'S AHEAD BUT I DON'T THINK IT'LL MAKE ANYONE WATCH THE WHOLE GAME.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=whole game]
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[SOT 16:58:06]
[IN Q=Has it gotten]

((HAS IT GOTTEN YOU MORE INTERESTED IN THE GAME AT ALL? DANIELLE PERILLAT: NO! NOT AT ALL. I WON'T BE WATCHING IT AT ALL EVER!)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=ever]


Mark McGwire has 23 more games left -- Sosa has 22.
Their teams play against each other on Labor Day.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))

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Before we finish up this morning-- let's take one more look at the forecast.
After light showers overnight, today should be partly sunny.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s, with lows in the upper 50s.
And the holiday weekend forecast looks good for outdoor activities-- lots of sunshine and highs in the 80s.


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