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Roanoke firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire at a northwest Roanoke housing complex early this morning.

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A mother and her 2 children escaped the blaze when their fire alarm went off around 4 am.
The blaze caused 2 to 5-thousand dollars in damage to the unit of the Lansdown Housing Complex on Delray Drive.
Authorities say the Red Cross will be contacting the family about their losses in the blaze.
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[**Anchor Tag**] The University of Virginia Medical Center is under fire again after reports of another baby switching case. This time it involves an infant that died. David Johnson has more.
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((Jasmaine Fritz suffered from severe birth defects when she was born February 6th. According to her mother, Jasmaine was transferred to the UVa Medical Center for a kidney transplant.
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((MISTIE FRITZ/JASMAINE'S MOTHER; SHE WAS THERE FROM THE TIME SHE WAS THREE DAYS OLD UNTIL THE TIME THAT SHE DIED. SHE WAS SIX WEEKS OLD WHEN SHE DIED.)) [RUNS06]
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The infant died of a heart attack. When her parents went to the hospital to pick up their daughter's remains, they say an assistant administrator handed them a plastic coffin.
The couple then asked for the baby's blanket.
It took administrators two and half hours to find the blanket-- and that's when they realized they'd given the couple the wrong baby's body.
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((DAVID HUFFMAN/JASMAINE'S FATHER; HE JUST LOOKED AT ME AS PLAIN AS DAY AND SAYS JUST POINTS DOWN TO THE COFFIN AND SAYS THAT'S NOT YOUR BABY. I MEAN IMAGINE SOMEONE IS SITTING THERE WITH TEARS IN THEIR FACE AND HE'S GOING TO LOOK AT YOU WHILE YOU'RE CRYING OVER YOUR BABY AND SAY THAT'S NOT YOUR BABY.)) [RUNS14]
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Jasmaine's body had been found in the hospital's morgue. Hospital officials blamed the switch on an employee's failure to check the tags on the bodies.
Chief of Staff Thomas Massaro says the hospital is sorry about the mistake, but adds this case is fundamentally different from the case of Rebecca Chittum and Callie Johnson, who were switched at birth at the hospital three years ago.
Mistie and David don't buy it.
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((WE'RE DOING THIS FOR JASMAINE. WE WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. THEY ACT LIKE THEY DON'T CARE HOW MANY FAMILIES THEY'VE HURT. THEY ACT LIKE THEY DON'T CARE THAT THEY'RE NOT DOING THEIR JOBS RIGHT. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE SAID.)) [RUNS20]
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[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE COUPLE PLANS ON HAVING THEIR SAY ON A NATIONAL TALK SHOW SOON. MISTIE AND DAVID SAY THAT BY DOING SO THEY HOPE TO PREVENT THE SAME THING FROM HAPPENING TO SOMEONE ELSE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))
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The mother of the child whose body was mistakenly handed over to the Fritzes says she didn't find out about the error until she read about it in a Charlottesville newspaper.

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As the nation celebrates it's workers today, 350 people in Danville are reporting for their last day on the job.
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Earlier this summer the owners of Durham Hosiery Company announced it would be shutting down.
The latest word is that it will close its doors today.
Some of the workers say it's sad the closing comes on a day meant to applaud the accomplishments of American workers.
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Taking a look now at your holiday forecast..
Expect temperatures to rise into the low- to mid-90's under partly sunny skies, and look out for the chance of some afternoon thunderstorms.
Showers and storms are likely overnight, with lows dropping into the mid-60's.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 9/8/98
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An autopsy is scheduled for the body of man found over the weekend in a roadside motor home in Roanoke County.
Until the results are in the death is considered suspicious.
There is also no word yet on the man's identity.
Police say a passerby discovered the vehicle and body on Route 220 northbound, near the Roanoke County-Franklin County border.

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Virginia is already recognized as the birthplace of presidents.
Now thanks to the internet, web surfers are also learning the Old Dominion is the RESTING place of presidents... and a host of other politicians.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((With the dead, we bury history.
And walking amidst the crumbling stones of a cemetery, one misses a lot about who's actually underfoot.
But there's a place in cyberspace that aims to chip away at the vast void of knowledge of who's buried in our nation's plots.
The Political Graveyard.
The web site that tells where the dead politicians are buried.
Another seemingly worthless Internet set... but one that reveals just how rich in historical significance Virginia's soils are.
John Tyler is one of seven presidents born in Virginia.
There are also seven buried within the Commonwealth.
But as the website's database can tell you, it's not the same seven.
James Monroe was born here and also buried here in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery.
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((WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, AND MADISON ARE BURIED AT MOUNT VERNON, MONTICELLO, AND MONTPELIER RESPECTIVELY. VIRGINIA GAINED TAFT AND KENNEDY. BOTH BORN ELSEWHERE AND BURIED IN ARLINGTON. WE LOST ZACHARY TAYLOR, BORN IN ORANGE COUNTY, AND WOODROW WILSON, BORN IN STAUNTON-- BOTH BURIED ELSEWHERE.)) [runs19]
Hollywood cemetery also hosts the President of the Confederacy and a raft of former governors, congressmen, and statehouse types.
But the website's focused on more than just the famous.
It categorizes politicians who were killed in duels, disappeared or died mysteriously.... those who committed suicide, drowned, or fell to their death.
Even those killed by animals.
It's all here at potifos.com (slash) tpg "the political graveyard (slash).
And it's all here... in the twilight at your oldest cemeteries.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

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The nation today is celebrating Labor Day, but in Bedford yesterday it seemed more like Memorial day.
It was a national reunion for veterans of the 29th "Blue and Gray" Infantry Division.
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Veterans and their families gathered at the future site of the National D-Day Memorial.
The group's commander said it was only fitting to meet at a place where a national shrine to fallen soldiers will soon stand.
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((JOSEPH MOSCATI/NATIONAL COMMANDER; LET US RESOLVE THAT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO SEE THAT A DAY SUCH AS JUNE 6TH, 1944 NEVER, NEVER EVER HAPPENS AGAIN.))
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The four day event ended yesterday with a memorial service and a roll call of soldiers who died in the line of duty.

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Taking a break from the news to check the holiday forecast--
Partly sunny and hot today, with a chance of late day thunderstorms.
Highs in the low to mid 90s.
Mostly cloudy skies tonight, with showers or storms possible.
Lows in the mid 60s.
And as you head back to work tomorrow, expect much cooler temperatures, with highs only in the 70s.
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Roanoke firefighters are spending this Labor Day morning investigating a SUSPICIOUS blaze at a northwest housing complex.
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A mother and her 2 children escaped the blaze when their fire alarm went off around 4 am.
The blaze caused 2 to 5-thousand dollars in damage to the unit of the Lansdown Housing Complex on Delray Drive.
Authorities say the Red Cross will be contacting the family about their losses in the blaze.
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Another baby switch case has been reported at the U-V-A Medical Center.
But this one involves an infant who died.
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Jasmaine Fritz suffered from severe birth defects.
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After finding out their daughter died of a heart attack, Mistie Fritz and David Huffman went to the hospital to bring the baby's remains back to Roanoke. They say an assistant administrator gave them a plastic coffin with another child's body inside.
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((MISTIE FRITZ/JASMAINE'S MOTHER; WE HAD BEEN STTING THERE FOR TWO HOURS SAYING OUR GOODBYES. AND THEN WHEN WE GOT JASMAINE, WE DID IT ALL OVER AGAIN. HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE BABY'S DEATH AND THEN HAVING HIM POP UP AND SAYING THAT 12 HOURS AFTER OUR BABY DIED, IT WAS JUST A SHOCK.))
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David Huffman says he's undecided about taking any legal action.
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((DAVID HUFFMAN/JASMAINE'S FATHER; I DON'T REALLY WANT SOMEONE TO LOSE THEIR JOB. BUT I DO THINK SOMEONE DOES NEED TO AT LEAST PAY FOR WHAT HAPPENED BECAUSE IT SHOULDN'T HAVE NEVER HAPPENED.))
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Hospital officials blamed the switch on an employee's failure to check the tags on the bodies.
Chief of Staff Thomas Massaro says the hospital is sorry about the mistake, but adds this case is fundamentally different from the case of Rebecca Chittum and Callie Johnson, who were switched at birth at the hospital three years ago.

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The other mother involved in the latest mix-up says she didn't know the body of her dead child was temporarily given to the wrong parents, until she read about it in a newspaper.

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A Martinsville man was shot several times during a weekend visit with family members.
Authorities say Kenneth Tyrone Moore was visiting his parents in the King's Village subdivision in Henry County when he got into an argument with neighbors.
Moore was shot three times.
He's in serious condition at a Martinsville hospital.
Police are still investigating.

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Some big- name corporations are offering a helping hand to minority businesses in Southside Virginia.
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That's the goal of the 14th annual trade fair and golf outing at Goodyear in Danville.
The event is sponsored by the Virginia Regional Minority Supplier Development Council.
That organization was established in 1977 to encourage big business to work with minority companies.
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((TIM HANGER/MINORITY SUPPLIER COUNCIL: WHAT WE HOPE TO DO IS BLEND BOTH THE PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE TRADE FAIR WITH THE SOCIAL ASPECT OF MEETING ONCE AGAIN ON THE GOLF COURSE AND DEVELOPING MORE OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MINORITY BUSINESS OWNERS AND THE MAJOR CORPORATION REPRESENTATIVES.))
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The Minority Supplier Council has more than 120-corporate members including I-B-M, Philip Morris, and Goodyear.
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Before we wrap things up this morning, here's the Labor Day outlook again.
Partly sunny skies, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs climbing into the mid 90s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with more showers possible.
Lows in the mid 60s.
And the extended forecast looks partly to mostly sunny with much more comfortable temperatures in the 70s.
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