Over 50 local and federal fugitives have been arrested in Southwest and Central Virginia through a task force operation.
The United States Marshall service made the announcement yesterday.
The task force was a joint fugitive operation involving the U-S Marshall Service and 12 local law enforcement departments.
The apprehended fugitives were wanted by one or more of departments for different offenses ranging from Malicious wounding to Parkway Violations.
The five day round up took place in different jurisdictions within Southwest and Central Virginia.
A Pittsylvania County man who killed his wife will now spend 38-years in prison.
Mark Dana Turner was sentenced yesterday for shooting Kimberly Turner in the head in October 1997.
He was found guilty last April of second degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of murder.
The jury believed the prosecution's evidence that Turner was mad at his wife because he thought she was having an affair.
Turner claimed all along that the shooting was an accident.
The warm weather is hurting heating oil companies.
Seventy-degree temperatures in December have stopped most people from thinking about heating their homes.
Profits already were down this year because of the low oil prices.
Spring-like weather makes it worse.
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((LUNDY: YOUR DELIVERIES IN DECEMBER ARE PRETTY MUCH PREDICATED ON WEATHER IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER. AND AS MILD AS IT'S BEEN, THE DELIVERIES IN DECEMBER ARE GOING TO BE MUCH LESS THAN WHAT WE'D NORMALLY BE DOING.))
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The Roanoke Valley's largest supplier of heating oil reports demand has dropped 22-percent since last year.
But oil companies may not lose too much money.
Especially if cold weather kicks in, they expect the demand for oil to heat up.
Spring like weather is hurting another winter business.... Snowshoe
Yesterday , the West Virginia ski resort was forced to suspend its winter activities.
Snowshoe had managed to keep a couple of runs open even as temperatures soared.
But today, the warm weather finally caught up with the skiers there.
In the meantime, the Hawthorne Valley Golf Course and the resort's mountain bike trails have re-opened.
Snowshoe officials are hopeful that colder temperatures next week will allow them to make snow.
They need two nights of snowmaking to re-open the slopes at Snowshoe and Silver Creek.
The world's largest maker of medical vaccines had to dump more than a quarter of a million dollars worth of vaccines this year due to a melt-down at its Bland County manufacturing plant.
Vaccines are stored at temperatures below zero.
Last July one of the refrigeration units at General Injectibles and Vaccines shut down, sending the temperature into the 50's.
Rather than ship the defrosted vaccines, 284-thousand dollars worth of the stuff was destroyed.
G-I-V filed an insurance claim... a claim the insurance company refuses to pay. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, Saint Paul Insurance says it's not the first time this has happened, that all G-I-V had to do was punch the reset
button on the refrigeration unit to keep the vaccines frozen.[11Hunters-Hungry]
It has become a victim of its own success.. the Bedford County- based Hunters for the Hungry program says it's taking in more donated deer than it can afford to process.
As a result, the program plans to STOP accepting deer on December 13th.. the first time it's ever had to do that.
Director David Horne says donations of venison have outpaced financial contributions.. and the program can't afford to take in any more meat for the rest of 1998.
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((DAVID HORNE/HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY: THE POTENTIAL IS SO MUCH MORE, GIVEN THE DEER HERD AND THE HUNTERS' GENEROSITY. THE NEED IS CERTAINLY THERE, IT'S A QUESTION OF FINANCES ON HOW MANY WE CAN PROCESS AND IT'S A SHAME THAT WE CAN'T GENERATE THE MONEY THAT WE NEED TO PROCESS ALL THE DEER THAT HUNTERS MAKE AVAILABLE TO US.))
[SUPER=01-David Horne/Hunters For The Hungry; :00]
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Hunters for the Hungry already has topped last year's record total of 141- thousand pounds of donated meat.
In this weeks edition of weekend diner-- Sherry Crumley shows us another great venison recipe.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
A task force involving the U.S. Marshals Service and 12 local law enforcement departments from southwest and Central Virginia arrested over 50 local and federal fugitives.
The apprehended fugitives were wanted by one or more departments for various offenses ranging from malicious wounding to Parkway violations.
The five day round up took place in different jurisdictions throughout Southwest and Central Virginia.
A former employee of Norfolk Southern will receive 500-thousand dollars after a Roanoke jury declared that his job gave him Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Richard Simpkins claimed that the ailment was caused by the high pressure water hoses he used to wash locomotives.
His attorney says the railroad did nothing to prevent the injuries from occurring.
The spring-like weather is causing low profits for heating oil companies.
Profits for oil companies were already down this year because of the low oil prices.
The Roanoke Valley's largest supplier of heating oil reports demand has dropped 22-percent since last year.
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And that's what's making news on this Saturday December 5-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.
An accident in Bedford County sent one man to Roanoke Memorial Hospital early this morning.
It happened at 3:25 off Route 608.
The driver lost control of the vehicle when it ran off the right side of the road.
The vehicle went over an embankment and flipped over on its top.
Three other people in the car were not injured.
The investigation is still continuing.
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The military is trying to find out what caused an F-16 fighter plane to fall from the sky.
The plane from Cannon Air Force base crashed yesterday morning on ranch land near Fort Sumner in New Mexico.
Both men in the plane were able to safely eject from the plane.
The 20-million dollar aircraft is used for air-to-air combat and surface attacks.
Unemployment reached a 28 year low despite lay offs at some major employers.
Anthony Mason has more.
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[SUPER=01-Anthony Mason/CBS News; 1:39]
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((NARR: AFTER A WEEK THAT SAW SOME OF AMERICA S BIGGEST COMPANIES ANNOUNCE
SWEEPING LAYOFFS... WORKER: People are worried. People are down.
NARR: THE NEW JOBS STATISTICS STARTLED EVEN WALL STREET
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Last month, unemployment fell to 4.4% (33.07)
(Graphic) NARR: THAT TIES A 28 YEAR LOW... A NET OF 267,000 NEW JOBS
WERE CREATED IN NOVEMBER. MANUFACTURING DID LOSE 47,000 JOBS
IN THE MONTH... BUT CONSTRUCTION GAINED 47,000. AND AS LOW
INTEREST RATES CONTINUED TO POWER A HOUSING BOOM...REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE ADDED JOBS TOO.
JOHN CHALLENGER: All in all, the U.S. economy continues to be a job
creation engine and these downsizings should be absorbed. (7.05)
NARR: JOHN CHALLENGER, WHO STUDIES EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS FOR CHALLENGER
GRAY & CHRISTMAS, SAYS SOME KEY INDUSTRIES LIKE OIL AND STEEL ARE IN
RECESSION CONDITIONS BECAUSE OF AN OVERSUPPLY...BUT:
JOHN CHALLENGER: The one fundamental piece of our economy that s not in
oversupply, in fact in a shortage situation...is people with skills.
We continue to be in a very tight labor market. And that s what's been
driving this economy throughout much of expansion of the 1990's.
NARR: IN FACT, 4 OUT OF 5 LAYED OFF WORKERS ARE FINDING EQUAL OR BETTER
PAYING JOBS. SO WITH UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION AND INTEREST RATES ALL
NEAR HISTORIC LOWS, CONFIDENT AMERICAN SHOPPERS JUST KEEP SPENDING...AND
THE US ECONOMY KEEPS GROWING...FOR THE 93 RD STRAIGHT MONTH. YES,
THAT S A NEW RECORD TOO:
PRESIDENT CLINTON: But remember, this economy still is not working for
everyone, and it is still living in a very turbulent environment.
LIVE CLOSE: THE LAYOFFS THIS WEEK ARE PROOF THE ASIAN ECONOMIC BUG HAS
INFECTED THE U.S MANUFACTURING SECTOR. AND MANY ECONOMISTS EXPECT THE
JOBS ITS COSTING WILL SEND UNEMPLOYMENT UP AGAIN NEXT YEAR.
A Florida judge has charged the family of a murdered five year old with contempt of court.
This after the boy's father and uncles attacked the convicted murderers during sentencing.
It happened in Jacksonville, Florida, yesterday.
The two men had received death sentences, but the Florida Supreme Court overturned the sentence saying the murder was not premeditated.
It happened during a gun fight with another man and the child was caught in the crossfire.
The boy's father and two uncles are in jail.
Norfolk-Southern has been ordered by a Roanoke jury to pay 500-Thousand dollars to a former employee whose job gave him Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Richard Simpkins claimed that high pressure water hoses he used to wash locamotives caused the ailment.
Simpkins' Attorneys say the railroad did nothing to help prevent the injuries.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome causes pain and numbness in the hands, wrists, and arms. It is often caused by jobs that require repetitive motions.
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One Roanoke preacher has found a way to combine his love for the law with his work as a minister.
No he doesn't solve mysteries, but he does help find solutions to problems.
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[SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.; :49]
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He says the biggest part of his job as police chaplain is to be a source of encouragement to the men and women of the Roanoke County Police Department.
It was a balmy start to the holiday season last night in downtown Roanoke.
Dickens of Christmas brought many people downtown,
But as Joe Dashiell reports, the event also carried Christmas spirit into Roanoke neighborhoods.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Sanders/Caroler; :56 quick]
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((Ready or not, here it comes!
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With Christmas now just three weeks away... The bell choir from the Windsor Hills United Methodist Church helped to ring in the holiday season.
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The celebration brought hundreds to the city market.
And if it seemed a bit warm... no one was complaining.
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((IT FEELS COZY. HAS IT BEEN HARD TO GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT? NO NOT VERY HARD.))
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Even old Saint Nick is improvising this year.
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((THE WEATHER IS A PROBLEM. IN FACT I WENT YESTERDAY ON THE MARKET AND BOUGHT MYSELF A SOMBRERO.))
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1998 brought a new twist to Dickens of a Christmas. Carolers organized by Total Action Against Poverty helped carry the spirit of the season into Roanoke neighborhoods.
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((I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO HAVE TO GO CAROLING IN SHORTS TONIGHT. BUT THAT DIDN'T TURN OUT TO BE THE CASE.))
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These carolers say they hope their visit will be a tuneful reminder that Christmas should be more than gifts under a tree.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Some of Lynchburg's most important artwork doesn't hang on a museum wall.. it can be found lining the streets of the Hill City.
But the area's outdoor sculptures and statues are also deteriorating.
As Steve Smallshaw reports there's an effort underway to save them.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Lynchburg Museum Director; :15]
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(( They are statesmen and educators who helped write the area's history.
They are soldiers who have stood post over the city for a hundred years.
Sprinkled throughout Lynchburg are pieces of bronze, iron and stone.. each represent a small part of what the Hill City is all about.
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((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THERE ARE NOT MANY CITIES IN VIRGINIA THAT ARE AS FORTUNATE AS WE TO HAVE THESE KINDS OF SCULPTURES.))
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A recent survey identified 16 pieces of outdoor statuary.. some which have been in place for more than 125 years.
But time and the elements have taken their toll.. scarring the proud faces and tarnishing their artistic value.
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((TOM LEDFORD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY HAVE BECOME USED TO SEEING THESE SCULPTURES AND I THINK THEIR LOSS WOULD BE LIKE JUST TAKING A PIECE OF THE CITY AWAY.))
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((So efforts are underway to save these sculptures. Officials estimate they need to raise about 130- thousand dollars to restore the statues and another hundred thousand for ongoing maintenance. A lot of money, to be sure, but Tom Ledford says the city can't afford NOT to do it.))
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((LEDFORD: WE'RE APPEALING TO THE PRIDE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHICH IS ENORMOUS, TO HELP US BRING THE RESOURCES TOGETHER TO GET THESE PARTICULAR SCULPTURES RESTORED AND BACK IN A CONDITION THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[Burwell-Place]
Last week, we took you inside the relatively new walls of the Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast Country Inn--
This week, in the second segment our our series on Bed and Breakfast's, we'll explore a historic southern mansion now hosting overnight visitors and breakfast guests.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes us to Salem's Inn at Burwell Place.
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[SUPER=01-Phillip Short/Breakfast Guest; :54]
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(( Located near Roanoke College, the Inn at Burwell Place is in the middle of Salem's busy downtown area.
But once inside-- colorful decorations, soothing piano music, and sweet smells from the kitchen delight the senses and relax the guests.
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((CINDI LOU MACMACKIN/INNKEEPER: WHEN IT GETS DARK AT 5:00, IT FEELS LIKE WINTER. WE TRY TO PUT THE FIREPLACES ON, SOFT LIGHTING, OFFER SOME KIND OF WARM BEVERAGE OR COLD BEVERAGE, DEPENDING ON THE SEASON AS TO WHAT WE OFFER. MARY ALWAYS HAS SOME KIND OF COOKIES OR SOMETHING SWEET THAT SHE'S PREPARED FOR US TO OFFER OUR GUESTS UPON CHECK-IN. ))
On this day, breakfast is puff pancakes with apples, served with bacon, juice and coffee.
Although they live closeby, Phillip and B-K Short treated themselves to the gourmet breakfast at the inn, instead of their typical, more casual meal.
((PHILLIP SHORT/BREAKFAST GUEST: IT'S VERY HOMEY. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE SITTING AT HOME. ALTHOUGH, IT'S A LITTLE FANCIER. WE NORMALLY DON'T HAVE ORANGE JUICE IN WATER GLASSES AND QUITE THE SILVERWARE WE HAVE THIS MORNING. BUT IT'S NICE FOR A CHANGE TO DO, ONCE IN A WHILE.))
After spending years working in the hospitality business, Cindi Lou MacMackin moved back home to Roanoke with her husband and bought the bed and breakfast in April, 1996.
The house was built in 19-07 on land purchasd from Nathaniel (Burr-ell) Burwell, a state assemblyman and civic leader.
The historic home also features a lot of MacMackin's FAMILY history.
((CINDI LOU MACMACKIN/INNKEEPER: WE HAVE ALL OF MY FAMILY'S WEDDING PORTRAITS IN ONE OF THE BRIDAL SUITES AND WE HAVE MY HUSBAND'S FAMILY'S FOR A COUPLE OF GENERATIONS. WE HAVE A LOT OF THE FAMILY PORTRAITS ON THE WALLS HERE IN THE INN.))
The inn hosts about 20 weddings a year, plus rehearsal dinners, business meetings, and Christmas parties, for which it's all decked out.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THIS COZY INN HAS ONLY FOUR ROOMS-- SUITES RUN 120- DOLLARS A NIGHT AND A BEDROOM LIKE THIS ONE COSTS 80- DOLLARS. IT'S BECOME QUITE POPULAR WITH BOTH BUSINESS AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS. EACH ROOM INCLUDES ITS OWN PRIVATE BATHROOM AND LOTS OF PRIVACY.))
((CINDI LOU MACMACKIN/INNKEEPER: WE HAVE SEVERAL COMPANIES IN THE AREA. PEOPLE COMING IN FROM JAPAN AND GERMANY AND ENGLAND AND RECENTLY, A LADY FOUND US ON THE INTERNET IN SINGAPORE.))
Reservations are preferred, but MacMackin says occasionally guests just drop in, and find a warm bed waiting.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Salem.))
Next week, we'll wrap up our "Time Off" series on bed and breakfasts with a trip down Route 220, to the Mountain Rose Inn in Woolwine.