[7E-Henry-Co-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-80 45:54]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Investigators are still trying to determine what sparked a deadly house fire early yesterday morning in Henry County.
Two people were killed in the blaze- it's believed one of them was a quadriplegic.
David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was around]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Joanna Carter/Neighbor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Howell/Fire Marshall; :55]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7, Henry County.]

(( It was around four in the morning, when this house at 282 Wingfield Orchard Road caught fire. Pleasant Grove residents were awakened by Jeff Barker, who they say was the only survivor. He came to their door asking them to call for help.
[SOT=01:17:12]
[IN Q=AS SOON AS]

((JOANNA CARTER/NEIGHBOR; AS SOON AS WE DID, WE CAME OUT AND BY THEN THE BASEMENT WAS TOTALLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. I GUESS IT HAD SPREAD SOME UPSTAIRS, BECAUSE WHEN WE TOUCHED THE DOOR, THE DOOR WAS REALLY HOT.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=REALLY HOT.]

Officials haven't confirmed who the victims were, but five different neighbors say it was Jeff's parents and the home owners, William and Bonnie Barker. They say William Barker was handicapped, a quadraplegic. The home is far from any fire stations, and fire officials say they needed twenty minutes after the call to reach the house, only to find it nearly destroyed.
[SOT=01:05:01]
[IN Q=IT TOOK]

((RODNEY HOWELL/FIRE MARSHALL; IT TOOK A WHILE TO EXTINGUISH IT BECAUSE THE FIRE ORIGINATED IN THE BASEMENT. AS A RESULT WHEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT GOT HERE, WE HAD FIRE ON BOTH FLOORS. WE COULDN'T MAKE AN INTERIOR ATTACK BECAUSE THE FLOOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR HAD ALREADY COLLAPSED. WE WERE PRETTY WELL HAMPERED BY THAT.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=BY THAT.]

[STAND-UP/01:13:33] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; AN AUTOPSY IS BEING PERFORMED ON THE COUPLE TO CONFIRM THEIR IDENTITY AND TO DETERMINE THEIR CAUSE OF DEATH. MEANWHILE, FIREFIGHTERS WILL CONTINUE TO SIFT THROUGH THE DEBRIS, TRYNG TO DETERMINE WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))

[RUNS14]))[7E-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-81 01:44]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Pennsylvania man is dead after a shooting Saturday night at a Danville apartment complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Details are still sketchy at this point, but officials say the victim was a 29-year old from Philadelphia.
The unidentified man was apparently shot in the head at the West End Apartment Complex at about 10 o'clock. All this comes as a surprise to one neighbor, who says he didn't recall seeing or hearing anything unusual.
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[SOT=00:52:10]
[IN Q=THIS IS A]

((SYLVESTER STEPHENS/WEST END APT. RESIDENT; THIS IS A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT I'M SURPRISED WE DIDN'T SEE IT HAPPENED. FRANKLY, I'M REALLY SUPRISED. Is this very unusual? YEAH, DEFINITELY.))
[SUPER=01-Sylvester Stephens/West End Apt. Resident;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=YEAH, DEFINITELY.]
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[VO-NAT]

An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke. Police say they have no suspects at this time.
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[7Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=598-35 28:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Ku Klux Klan grand wizard from Pennsylvania will probably learn today whether he will be indicted on felony cross burning charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg,PA/May 1992;]


50- year- old Barry Black was charged in August with violating a state law against burning a cross to intimidate any person or group of people.
Eighteen robed and hooded klansman attended a rally this summer in Cana.
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[Anchor=melanie]
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Black could face up to five years in prison.[7E-Truck-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-82]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs poured out onto Route 2-20 yesterday afternoon, after a high speed accident in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


State police say Donald (Suff-kur) Soefker, of Winston-Salem, was headed north when his truck rolled twice on a curve. Officials tell us Soefker was hauling a load of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Most of the cargo spilled out when the trailer ripped open. Soefker wasn't seriously hurt, but police say reckless driving charges are pending.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cut-in]
[WRITER=pev]
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[GRAPHIC=none]



Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Clouds move into the area this morning. Look for one more day of mild temperatures, with highs in the low- to mid-70s.
Showers are likely tonight, as lows drop into the mid-50s.
The extended forecast...


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 12/8/98
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-1/Morgan Willis/Christiansburg]


Wow!
[SUPER=130-100 yrs. young!/Lola Metz/Wytheville]



[SUPER=130-9/Amber St. Clair/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-9/Helena Coleman/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-34/Eric Sandwith/Roanoke]


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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Danville-Murder]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-81 01:44]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Danville police say at this time they have no suspects in the weekend murder of a Pennslyvania man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


He reportedly was shot in the head at the West End Apartment Complex in Danville at about 10 Saturday Night.
Officials have not released the identity of the man but but say he was a 29-years old and from Philadelphia.
All this came as a surprise to one neighbor, who says he didn't recall seeing or hearing anything unusual.
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[SOT=00:52:10]
[IN Q=THIS IS A]

((SYLVESTER STEPHENS/WEST END APT. RESIDENT; THIS IS A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT I'M SURPRISED WE DIDN'T SEE IT HAPPENED. FRANKLY, I'M REALLY SUPRISED. Is this very unusual? YEAH, DEFINITELY.))
[SUPER=01-Sylvester Stephens/West End Apt. Resident;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=YEAH, DEFINITELY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
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[45E-Medal-Ceremony]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-83]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Traditional ceremonies will be held today in Hawaii to mark the 57th anniversary of the Japanese bombing at Pearl Harbor.
A ceremony was held in Danville yesterday to remember a local man killed in the attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The ceremony was for Carl David (Door)Dorr. Dorr was one of the 448-men who died on the U-S-S Oklahoma when the ship was bombed at Pearl Harbor.
Several of Dorr's family members were on hand as his great nephew was awarded his uncle's medals.
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[SOT=00:43:50]
[IN Q=IT IS VERY]

((CARL DAVID DORR/DORR'S GREAT NEPHEW; IT IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME BECAUSE I AM THE NAMESAKE AND I WAS ABLE TO ACCEPT IT FOR THE FAMILY. IT MEANS A WHOLE LOT TO ME THAT I COULD HAVE THE HONRO TO RECEIVE IT FOR THE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Carl David Dorr/Dorr's Great Nephew;]
[OUT Q=NAT-SOUND=Shots fired then music fades]
[RUNS=:21]
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[VO-NAT]

Shots were fired and "Taps" was played in Dorr's honor. Dorr was awarded ten war medals, including the Purple Heart with a Gold Star and the World War II Victory medals.
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[45E-Truck-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-82]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Reckless driving charges are pending following a truck accident yesterday that spilled Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs out onto Route 2-20.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


State police say Donald (Suff-kur) Soefker of Winston-Salem was headed north when his truck rolled twice on a curve.


Soefker was apparently hauling a load of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Most of the cargo spilled out when the trailer ripped open. Soefker wasn't seriously hurt in the crash.
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[45E-Ashworth]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-65 2:01:49]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


Western Virginia farmers are expected to hold onto their statewide clout, with the election of a new Farm Bureau leader from our region.
Bruce Hiatt is a Carroll County fruit grower, elected as Bureau president last week.
He succeeds Wayne Ashworth, a Pittsylvania County tobacco farmer, who led the Farm Bureau for 10 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


During that time, membership has grown dramatically, and the organization has raised its profile as an advocate for the state's farmers.
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[SOT 02:36:54]
[IN Q=We have worked very hard]

((WAYNE ASHWORTH/FARM BUREAU PAST PRESIDENT: WE HAVE WORKED VERY HARD AT WORKING WITH OTHER FARM ORGANIZATIONS BUILDING COALITIONS, WORKING ON ISSUES THAT WE CAN WORK TOGETHER ON AND I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE SINCE I'VE BEEN IN FARM BUREAU, TO HELP PUSH US ALONG AND BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN FARM BUREAU.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Ashworth/Farm Bureau Past President;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=more effective in Farm Bureau.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Virginia Farm Bureau is the state's largest farm organization representing more than 35- thousand farmers.

[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cut-in]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#none]
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Mild temperatures stick around for another day. Look for increasing clouds this morning, as highs climb up into the low- to mid-70s.
A good chance for some rain toinght.
Lows will be in the mid-50s.
The extended forecast...


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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Henry-Co-Fire]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-80 45:54]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


A probe is underway following yesterday's deadly house fire in Henry County.
Two people were killed in the blaze- it's believed one of them was a quadriplegic.
David Johnson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It was around]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :01]
[SUPER=01-Joanna Carter/Neighbor; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Howell/Fire Marshall; :55]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7, Henry County.]

(( It was around four in the morning, when this house at 282 Wingfield Orchard Road caught fire. Pleasant Grove residents were awakened by Jeff Barker, who they say was the only survivor. He came to their door asking them to call for help.
[SOT=01:17:12]
[IN Q=AS SOON AS]

((JOANNA CARTER/NEIGHBOR; AS SOON AS WE DID, WE CAME OUT AND BY THEN THE BASEMENT WAS TOTALLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. I GUESS IT HAD SPREAD SOME UPSTAIRS, BECAUSE WHEN WE TOUCHED THE DOOR, THE DOOR WAS REALLY HOT.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=REALLY HOT.]

Officials haven't confirmed who the victims were, but five different neighbors say it was Jeff's parents and the home owners, William and Bonnie Barker. They say William Barker was handicapped, a quadraplegic. The home is far from any fire stations, and fire officials say they needed twenty minutes after the call to reach the house, only to find it nearly destroyed.
[SOT=01:05:01]
[IN Q=IT TOOK]

((RODNEY HOWELL/FIRE MARSHALL; IT TOOK A WHILE TO EXTINGUISH IT BECAUSE THE FIRE ORIGINATED IN THE BASEMENT. AS A RESULT WHEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT GOT HERE, WE HAD FIRE ON BOTH FLOORS. WE COULDN'T MAKE AN INTERIOR ATTACK BECAUSE THE FLOOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR HAD ALREADY COLLAPSED. WE WERE PRETTY WELL HAMPERED BY THAT.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=BY THAT.]

[STAND-UP/01:13:33] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; AN AUTOPSY IS BEING PERFORMED ON THE COUPLE TO CONFIRM THEIR IDENTITY AND TO DETERMINE THEIR CAUSE OF DEATH. MEANWHILE, FIREFIGHTERS WILL CONTINUE TO SIFT THROUGH THE DEBRIS, TRYNG TO DETERMINE WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.))

[RUNS14]))[8E-Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-81 01:44]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Danville police are looking for a suspect following a weekend shooting that took the life of a man from Pennsylvania.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


He reportedly was shot in the head at the West End Apartment Complex in Danville at about 10 Saturday Night.
Officials have not released the identity of the man but but say he was a 29-years old and from Philadelphia.
All this comes as a surprise to one neighbor, who says he didn't recall seeing or hearing anything unusual.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=00:52:10]
[IN Q=THIS IS A]

((SYLVESTER STEPHENS/WEST END APT. RESIDENT; THIS IS A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT I'M SURPRISED WE DIDN'T SEE IT HAPPENED. FRANKLY, I'M REALLY SUPRISED. Is this very unusual? YEAH, DEFINITELY.))
[SUPER=01-Sylvester Stephens/West End Apt. Resident;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=YEAH, DEFINITELY.]
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[VO-NAT]

An autopsy will be performed in Roanoke.
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[8E-Medal-Ceremony]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-83]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Americans today mark the 57th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.
In Danville yesterday, a ceremony was held for a local seamen who died in the attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The ceremony was for Carl David (Door)Dorr.
He was one of the 448-men who died on the U-S-S Oklahoma when the ship was bombed at Pearl Harbor.
Several of Dorr's family members were on hand as his great nephew was awarded his ancestors medals.
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[SOT=00:43:50]
[IN Q=IT IS VERY]

((CARL DAVID DORR/DORR'S GREAT NEPHEW; IT IS VERY SPECIAL TO ME BECAUSE I AM THE NAMESAKE AND I WAS ABLE TO ACCEPT IT FOR THE FAMILY. IT MEANS A WHOLE LOT TO ME THAT I COULD HAVE THE HONRO TO RECEIVE IT FOR THE FAMILY.))
[SUPER=01-Carl David Dorr/Dorr's Great Nephew;]
[OUT Q=THE FAMILY.]
[NAT-SOUND=Shots fired then music fades]
[RUNS=:21]
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[VO-NAT]

Shots were fired and "Taps" was played in Dorr's honor. Dorr was awarded ten war medals, including the Purple Heart with a Gold Star and the World War II Victory medals.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cut-in]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Increasing clouds move into the area this morning. More mild temperatures today, with highs in the low- to mid-70s.
Showers are likely tonight, with lows only falling into the mid-50s.
The extended forecast...


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[SUPER=314-Increasing Clouds/& Mild/70-75/Showers/Likely/54-58;AREA FORECAST]
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