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There will be an autopsy today on the body of the man who died in Roanoke police custody.
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Police say 34-year old Derek Poindexter was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after an officer saw him put something in his mouth and he refused to spit it out.
He was arrested Saturday night on a crack cocaine possesion charge.
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The second area hospital forced to evacuate patients is back on a normal schedule today.
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A water leak at Bedford Memorial Hospital forced the evacuation of 15 patients over the weekend.
A pipe burst on the second floor near the administrative wing, dousing the area with two-inches of water.
Hospital officials say the patients have returned to their rooms. Phones and computers are back in working order.
Officials say it will take another couple of days to determine the cost of the damages.
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[7E-I-73]


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Some Bedford and Botetourt County residents think it would be a waste of money to run Interstate 73 through that area.

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A group called "Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens" says it would be more cost-efficent to build Interstate-73 in the I-581 corridor.
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((STEVE ROSSI/BRCC SPOKESMAN; THE FINANCIAL COMMITTEE HAS FOUND THAT THE COST OF GOING THROUGH THIS ROUTE WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL ONE POINT FOUR BILLION DOLLARS OVER USING THE CENTRAL ROUTE.))
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Botetourt County Supervisors already adopted a resolution opposing an alternate route through the region. And, the group is trying to gather support from state delegates and legislators.
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(((D)JOHN EDWARDS/STATE SENATOR; CITIZEN INPUT IS VERY IMPORTANT I THINK WITH REGARD AS TO WHERE I-73 IS GOING TO GO. AND I THINK IT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE TO GO RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE VALLEY, THROUGH 581 AND 220 SOUTH, RATHER THAN AROUND EITHER THE EASTERN CORRIDOR OR THE WESTERN CORRIDOR.))
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An alternate route through Bedford County and Botetourt County is one of several state transportation officials are studying. Legally, V-DOT must study all REASONABLE alternatives before making its final decision sometime next year.
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Alcohol abuse appears to be on a decline at the University of Virginia.
Less than two months after launching a campaign against binge drinking, officials say they see fewer students drunk in public and fewer alcohol-related disturbances on fraternity row.
University officials say the number of students requiring emergency care for alcohol problems has dropped to one or two students per weekend.

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Pirouttes and plies took center stage yesterday
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at auditions for the Russian Ballet's version of "The Nutcracker."
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((SAMANTHA HOBACK/BALLET DANCER; I'VE SEEN IT A LOT AND I REALLY WANT TO DO IT. I'VE TOLD LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT I'M GOING TO DO IT. SO I HOPE I GET ONE OF THE PARTS.))
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Hoback was one of nearly a hundred area youngsters competing to perform in the ballet.
Russian organizers plan to hold similar auditions in each of the 20 cities where performances are scheduled.
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((IRINA VAKROMEEVAI/MOSCOW BALLET MISTRESS; I THINK IT IS VERY GOOD IDEA, GOOD FOR BUSINESS. RUSSIAN DANCERS AND AMERICAN CHILDREN. IT IS VERY GOOD FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE, TOO.))
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Only 50 dancers made the final cut.
"The Nutcracker" will be performed in Roanoke in December.
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
A pleasant day ahead, with temperatures rising into the mid-70s under sunny skies.
Some clouds move in overnight, as temperatures drop into the low- to mid-40s.
The extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS] 10/27/98
Tuesday:
Anniversary:
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Bedford Memorial Hospital is operating on a normal scheduled this morning after a weekend incident forced an evacuation.
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A pipe burst on the second floor near the administrative wing, dousing the area with two-inches of water.
Fifteen patients had to be evacuated.
Officials say the patients have returned to their rooms.
It will be another couple of days before a damage estimate is available.
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An autopsy will be performed today on the body of the man who died in Roanoke police custody.
Polive arrested Thirty-four year old Derek Poindexter Saturday night for posession of crack cocaine.
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He was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after an officer saw him put something in his mouth and he refused to spit it out.
When Poindexter finally did spit the object out he became ill and lost consciousness and died at community hospital.

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A national campiagn to educate the public about drug and alcohol abuse kicked off last night in Roanoke.
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A candlelight vigil was held at the Hotel Roanoke.
The vigil is part of Red Ribbon Week--a national campaign to raise public awareness about substance abuse.
City council members, drug enforcement agents and recovering addicts were among the speakers.
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[45E-Fantasy-Costume]


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Halloween is less than a week away.
So if you still haven't found that perfect costume you might want to head to Covington.
Stacey Martin reports.
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((Darth Vader, Cruella D'villle and even tiny fairies find a costume to fit their fancy at Fantasy Creations--a costume shop where Teresa Martin perfected her talent towards depicting the monstrous, repulsive, and gruesome.
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((TERESA MARTIN/FANTASY CREATIONS OWNER: THIS IS A GOOD ONE. THIS ONE IS PART OF A COSTUME THAT'S A HEADLESS MAN AND I'VE GOT A NECK MASK OVER THERE WHERE YOU LOOK THROUGH THE NECK AND CARRY YOUR HEAD AROUND (LAUGHTER) )) [RUNS17]
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Costumes span several cultures and ages..from this "flapper" dress from the 1920's-- to this Viking's warrior outfit from centuries before..
Bunny rabbits and Big Bird are favorites among children, but her most popular Halloween haunts are adults.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:THERE ARE OVER 800 COSTUMES IN THE STORE AND ACCORDING TO MARTIN THE MOST POPULAR REQUESTS IN THE STORE INCLUDE THIS NATIVE AMERICAN DRESS AND THIS BELLY DANCER SUIT.)) [RUNS12]
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Teresa's touch is a part of almost every costume when it comes to fashion and design.
But, it's costumers who determine the style.
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((TERESA MARTIN: FIRST THING THEY GO TO I'LL KNOW WHAT THEY WANT. THEY'LL GO TO A CERTAIN RACK AND PULL OUT A COSTUME THEN I'LL SEE THE STYLE THEY'RE AFTER, SO THEN I'LL KNOW TO GO AROUND AND PULL SIMILAR THINGS.)) [RUNS10]
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She refers to her basement business as a "playground"--with one rule--rentals are reasonable but few items are for keeps. Stacey Martin, news 7, Covington.))
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The store is open from one to eight daily from now until Halloween.
Most costumes cost from 10 to 50 dollars to rent and are due back by November third.

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Taking a break from the news to check weather--
Sunny and warm today, with highs reaching the lower 70s.
Turning partly cloudy tonight, with lows falling in the mid 40s.
The extended forecast stays much the same, with partly to mostly sunny skies and temperatures warming to near 70.


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Authorities are relying on today's autopsy to determine what caused the death of a man while he was in police custody.
Roanoke police arrested Thirty-four year old Derek Poindexter Saturday night for posession of crack cocaine.
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He was sprayed in the face with pepper spray after an officer saw him put something in his mouth and he refused to spit it out.
When poindexter finally did spit the object out he became ill and lost consciousness and died at community hospital.

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[8E-Abuse-Vigil]


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Last night a national drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse awareness campaign kicked off in Roanoke.
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A candlelight vigil was held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.
The vigil kicked-off Red Ribbon Week--a national campaign to raise public awareness about substance abuse.
City council members, drug enforcement agents and recovering addicts were among the speakers.
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[8E-I-73]


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Running Interstate 73 through Bedford and Botetourt counties would waste money-- that's according to some residents in those areas.
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A group called "Blue Ridge Concerned Citizens" says it would be more cost-efficent to build Interstate-73 in the I-581 corridor.
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((STEVE ROSSI/BRCC SPOKESMAN; THE FINANCIAL COMMITTEE HAS FOUND THAT THE COST OF GOING THROUGH THIS ROUTE WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL ONE POINT FOUR BILLION DOLLARS OVER USING THE CENTRAL ROUTE.))
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Botetourt County Supervisors already adopted a resolution opposing an alternate route through the region. And, the group is trying to gather support from state delegates and legislators.
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(((D)JOHN EDWARDS/STATE SENATOR; CITIZEN INPUT IS VERY IMPORTANT I THINK WITH REGARD AS TO WHERE I-73 IS GOING TO GO. AND I THINK IT MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE TO GO RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE VALLEY, THROUGH 581 AND 220 SOUTH, RATHER THAN AROUND EITHER THE EASTERN CORRIDOR OR THE WESTERN CORRIDOR.))
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An alternate route through Bedford County and Botetourt County is one of several state transportation officials are studying. Legally, V-DOT must study all REASONABLE alternatives before making its final decision sometime next year.
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[8UVA]


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A campaign against college binge drinking appears to be making an impact at the University of Virginia, where officials say alcohol abuse is on a decline.
Less than two months after launching the campaign, officials say they see fewer students drunk in public and fewer alcohol-related disturbances on fraternity row.
University officials say the number of students requiring emergency care for alcohol problems has dropped to one or two students per weekend.

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U-V-A football took a big hit yesterday, after learning the team will be without defensive star Anthony Poindexter for the rest of the season.
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Poindexter was injuried when his left knee was smashed by a helmet on this play with over 5 minutes left in Saturday's game with N-C State.
Yesterday, team physician Dr. Frank McCue said Poindexter suffered a tear to his lateral collateral ligament. Poindexter will require surgery and he will not play for the rest of the season.
McCue said Poindexter will have x-rays and an M-R-I done later today to determine the extent of his injury.
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Time again to look at your Monday forecast--
Sunny skies with very pleasant high temperatures.
Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Tonight, expect skies to turn partly cloudy with lows in the mid 40s.
Over the next four days, we'll stay dry with warm highs around 70.
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