[7Car-Accident]

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Three people were seriously injured last night in an auto accident in Roanoke County.
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It happened last night on Newport Road near Route 311.
A 16-year old driving a Ford Bronco said he was trying to avoid a deer when he swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a pickup truck head-on.
One of the three teenage passengers of the Bronco underwent emergency surgery.
Both people in the pickup truck were seriously injured and are in Roanoke Memorial hospital this morning.
Roanoke County police are still investigating the accident and say charges are pending.
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[7E-Finn]


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Governor Gilmore's final effort to save a comatose man has failed.
Early this morning, Prince William County Judge Frank Hoss rejected the state's claim that removal of Hugh Finn's feeding tube amounted to euthanasia.
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Governor Jim Gilmore reviewed Tuesday's evaluation by state doctors of former TV anchorman Hugh Finn.
[SUPER=03-Manassas/File Tape;]


He's been on artificial life support since a car accident three and a half years ago.
His wife says he would NOT want to be kept alive in a vegetative state.
Other family members initially disagreed, but changed their minds this week.
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[7-5-Trash-Bill]


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One state senator is trying to keep Virginia from becoming the "King of Trash."
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Hanover County senator introduced the first anti-trash bill for 1999.
[SUPER=03-King and Queen Co./File Tape;]


It would ban trash barges, cap the amount of waste disposed of each year, and prohibit the construction of new landfills without a finding of public need.
Expanding "mega-fills" in eastern Virginia prompted the bill.
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[SOT 10:19:26]
[IN Q=Now I want]

((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER CO.: NOW I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THAT. 306 GARBAGE TRUCKS COMING DOWN ROUTE 17 IN A SINGLE DAY. AND ACCORDING TO THEM, THEY'RE AVERAGING ABOUT 15-HUNDRED GARBAGE TRUCKS A WEEK THROUGH THE TOWN OF TAPPAHANNOCK. NOW THAT'S NOT JUST THE CASE IN TAPPAHANNOCK. BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES, IS THAT REALLY WHAT WE WANT FOR VIRGINIA? IS THAT THE IMAGE? IS THAT THE LEGACY? IS THAT WHAT WE WANT FOR VIRGINIA?))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover Co.; :00]
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[OUT Q=for Virginia? *** double Out]
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Virginia is currently number two in the nation, behind Pennsylvania, in importing trash.
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[7S-Vote-Smart]


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It's re-election time for all ten of Virginia's incumbent congressmen.
And one test shows they're probably not very worried about the upcoming vote.
Eight of the ten did NOT bother to respond to the non-partisan "Project Vote Smart" National Political Awareness Test.
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC/September 11;]


Republican Bob Goodlatte did NOT respond.
Democrat Rick Boucher did NOT respond.
Democrat Virgil Goode did NOT respond.
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[IN Q=In all the]

((RICHARD KIMBALL/PROJECT VOTE SMART: IN ALL THE STATES I'VE BEEN ANNOUNCING IN, I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THIS BAD. THAT'S REALLY LOW. WHY IT IS HERE, I DON'T KNOW. MAYBE THEY DON'T FEEL THREATENED.))
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[OUT Q=feel threatened.]
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/September 7;]


Roanoke Democrat David Bowers, running against Goodlatte, is one of the few who did answer the test.
Radford Republican Joe Barta, running against Boucher, also bothered to respond.
Project Vote Smart will mail you a book with their responses to key issues, if you call toll free 888-VOTE-SMART.
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
Expect a breezy day today, as clouds move in. Highs will hover around 80 degrees.
More winds overnight, under clear skies. Lows will drop into the lower 40s.
The extended forecast...
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It was about to close, but now officials with the State education department have given The Wildnerness Academy a five month reprieve.
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The Botetourt County school for troubled boys was scheduled to lose its license yesterday
Education Department inspectors say the school is unsanitary and unsafe.
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But Colonel Gene Nervo, the school's director, told officials he would make the necessary changes.
He refused to speak on camera.
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((CHARLES ALLEN/NERVO'S ATTORNEY: I THINK COLONEL NERVO HAS BEEN TRYING ... EXPECTS OF HIM.))
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Nervo has been ordered to hire someone to oversee changes.
He must also submit a new policy manual, a revised program brochure, and complete restoration plans for the school.
Education Department inspectors will conduct another review in January -- and this time if the school does not meet standards, officials say they will close the Academy.
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[45E-Hog-Farming]


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Hailfax County is considering the comments of dozens of people before making any decisions on hog farming regulation.
Christy Hubley reports.
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((Hogs. Many folks in Halifax County don't want them.
North Carolina recently decided it had too many of them.
So that state issued a moratorium on industrial hog farms.
And some people in Halifax County want stricter livestock regulations so the hog farmers can't move north.
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[IN Q=These hog factories]

((JACK DUNAVANT/SOUTHSIDE CONCERNED CITIZENS: THESE HOG FACTORIES ARE DIRTY FOUL SMELLING POLLUTING INHUMANE PRODUCTS OF MAN'S GREED.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=of man's greed.]
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((LISA MORRIS LONG/RED BANK RESIDENT: TO ASSOCIATE HOG FACTORIES WITH FARMING AND CALL IT FARMING IS AN INSULT TO THESE TRADITIONAL FARMERS THIS IS A COMMERCIALIZATION AND INDUSTRY AND SHOULD BE REGULATED AS SUCH.)) [RUNS:11]
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Odor, water pollution, and declining property values are the chief concerns of hog farm opponents.
Supporters believe the current livestock laws work just fine-- that's why there aren't problems with Halifax County's five existing hog farms.
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((J. REESE/FARM BUREAU: WE CAN ONLY CONCLUDE THAT THE SITED PROBLEMS EXIST IN OTHER STATES, IN PEOPLE'S IMAGINATIONS OR PERHAPS IN CYBERSPACE BUT THEY HAVE NOT HAPPENED HERE AT HOME.)) [RUNS:12]
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Farmers looking to get into the pig business say they need to to make a living.
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[IN Q=We're entering this business]

((NELSON LINK/FARMER: WE'RE ENTERING THE BUSINESS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE DIVERSITY TO OUR FARMING OPERATION, TRY TO MAKE SOME MONEY AND SOME STABLE INCOME WE CAN COUNT ON.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=can count on.]


Will Halifax County keep its livestock ordinance as is or change it?
The planning commission hopes to make its recommendation to the county board of supervisors by the end of the year.

Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.
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Time now to check the Thursday forecast--
Turning partly cloudy and breezy today, with highs around 80.
Clear, cool, and still breezy tonight, with low dropping into the 40s.
Temperatures will stay cool through the weekend, with mostly sunny skies tomorrow and highs in the mid 60s..
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An accident in Roanoke county last night sent three people to the hospital with injuries.
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It happened last night on Newport Road near Route 311.
A 16-year old driving a Ford Bronco said he was trying to avoid a deer when he swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a pickup truck head-on.
One of the three teenage passengers of the Bronco underwent emergency surgery.
Both people in the pickup truck were seriously injured and are in Roanoke Memorial hospital this morning.
Roanoke County police are still investigating the accident and say charges are pending.
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[8-5-Missing-Student]


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[**NOTE ANCHOR TAG**]
Despite few helpful clues, friends and family of Robert Kovack are still hopeful that he's okay.
Yesterday they searched for the missing Virginia Tech graduate student, along with West Virginia State Police.
Kovack's car had been left in Fayette county, West Virginia.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((((AT TIMES IT IS REALLY HARD I MEAN AT TIMES YOU JUST SIT BACK AND THINK ABOUT THINGS AND WONDER WHAT DID HAPPEN))
Rob Kovach's brother Mike is among the family and friends that are searching for the 24 year old Virginia Tech graduate student.
Some of them traveled from Blacksburg. Others made the trek from Kovach's hometown of Revisville, West Virginia. ((THAT'S ALL WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. YOU KNOW EVERYBODY IS WORRIED AND PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY))
Kovach was last seen in Blacksburg on September 18th where he withdrew 80 dollars from a money machine before leaving West Virginia to attend a college football game.
His abandoned Geo Tracker was discovered four days later off route 19 near the New River Gorge Bridge.
Sources say his vehicle may have run out of gas. ((RIGHT NOW IT IS JUST THAT WE ARE TRYING TO FIND SOME ANSWERS. YOU KNOW AFTER WE FIND THE ANSWERS THAT WILL BE THE BIG TEST. IT IS JUST UNKNOWN.)) [ TAKE SU]
Search teams did find a few articles of clothing, some caps and a piece of paper with numbers on it that the canines were drawn to.
But so far, no one's been able to confirm whether the articles actually belonged to Rob Kovack. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Fayette County, WV.))
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Since no one was able to find any valuable clues-- Kovack's brother says they do not intend to return to Fayette County today.

[8E-Cabin-Meeting]


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Efforts are continuing to save the structure that may very well be Roanoke's OLDEST house.
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The Howbert House near Peter's Creek Road was cleaned up with the efforts of Amos construction company which donated equipment and manpower. The 19th century log cabin has been boarded up for security, the porch has been stabilized and the debris cleaned up.


[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Now the foundation has enlisted the expertise of landscape architect David Hill to develop a general concept plan to save the property from demolition.
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[SOT=18:30:35]
[IN Q=WITH THAT PLAN]

((BRIAN SHELBURNE/ROANOKE VALLEY PRESERVATION FOUNDATION; WITH THAT PLAN, IT GIVES US SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE CONCRETE TO WORK WITH SO WE CAN USE IT FOR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS. WE CAN SORT OF PRESENT THAT TO PEOPLE AS A POSSIBILITY OF WHAT THE PROPERTY COULD END UP AS.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Shelburne/Preservation Foundation;]
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The idea is to sell the historic house. A judge will decide today whether the house is safe enough to save.
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Taking a break from the news to check weather--
After some morning cloudiness, expect partly cloudy skies today, with a northwesterly breeze.
Highs around 80.
Turning clear and cool overnight, with lows falling into the lower 40s.
The four day forecast stays sunny and quite a bit cooler, with daytime highs averaging in the 60s.
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