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One man is in police custody after a standoff in a Christiansburg apartment.
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Police went to the Newcomb Street apartment after receiving a call that shots had been fired.
Police say when they arrived, Steven Shelor refused to let them inside.
Authorities eventually fired tear gas into the house in order to force their way in.
They say Shelor was still combative but Christiansburg and Montgomery County investigators were able to take him into custody.
Authorities say Shelor shot HIMSELF in the arm prior to police entering the house-- but the injury is NOT life threatening.
No one else was injured.
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[7E-RoanokeCo-Fire]


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Two people were able to escape a burning house last night in Roanoke County.
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The blaze started just after nine last night along Bradshaw Road.
The couple was home at the time, but no one was injured in the fire.
The house was heavily damaged.
Authorities are still investigating the cause.
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[7E-BedfordCo-Fire]


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In Bedford County, a mobile home was gutted by fire.
It happened around noon yesterday.
Officials say by the time they arrived the home was engulfed in flames.
No one was apparently in the home at the time and no injuries were reported.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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[7E-OSW-Porch]


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Historic neighborhoods can be popular places to live, but there's often a hidden price for homeowners to pay.
David Johnson explains how one Roanoke man is fighting for his creativity.
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[IN Q=Aubrey Hicks recently]
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[SUPER=01-Aubrey Hicks/Old Southwest Homeowner; :16]
[SUPER=01-Don Harwood/Architectural Review Board; :37]
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[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]

((Aubrey Hicks recently renovated his porch from rotted wood to what you now see. When he filed for a certificate of appropriateness with the architectural review board, he discovered he was out of spec with the rest of the Historic neighborhood. But Hicks feels the board should make an exception.
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[IN Q=NOT JUST MYSELF]

((AUBREY HICKS/ ; NOT JUST MYSELF. THERE'S OTHERS WHO ARE ASKING FOR REASONABLE VARIANCES AND THEY ARE JUST BEING ARBITRARILY TOLD YOU CAN'T DO THIS.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=CAN'T DO THIS.]

But the board says Hicks' porch design challenges the integrity of the Old Southwest neighborhood. Officials say a peak in the H2 district guideline manual could have made the difference.
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[IN Q=ALTHOUGH MR. HICKS]

((DON HARWOOD/ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD; ALTHOUGH MR. HICKS' WAS A CREATIVE ONE, IT FLAT OUT DID NOT MEET THE GUIDELINES THAT ARE STIPULATED IN THE BOOKLET.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=THE BOOKLET.]
[SOT=02:10:23]
[IN Q=I HAVE TO]

((HICKS; I HAVE TO AGREE WHAT I HAVE DONE IS NOT APPROPRIATE COMPARED TO SOME OF THE OTHER HOUSES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, IT'S A LOT BETTER. IF THEY WANT TO MAKE OTHER PROPERTY OWNERS BRING THEIR PROPERTY UP TO AN H2 HISTORICAL LEVEL, I'LL CHANGE MY WORK. BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, I PLAN ON LETTING IT STAND.)) [RUNS21]
[OUT Q=LETTING IT STAND.]
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[IN Q=IF WE START]

((HARWOOD; IF WE START ALLOWING DIFFERENT APPLICANTS TO DEVIATE FROM THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THEN THE GUIDELINES AREN'T DOING ANY GOOD AND THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL SLOWLY DETERIORATE.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=DETERIORATE.]

Hicks will appeal the board's decision to city council on Tuesday. David Johnson, News 7.))

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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Continued wet and rainy today, with the possibility of some thunderstorms. Look for highs to reach 60 degrees.
Clearing skies tonight, with winds out of the northwest.
Lows should hover around 40 degrees.
The extended forecast...
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Twins!
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[45New-Deal]


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A contract agreement has been reached for SALARIED employees at the Pulaski Volvo truck plant.
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[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

119 UAW members voted to approve the terms of the deal. Only 31-voted to reject it. Most believed the contract worked hand in hand with Governor Jim Gilmore's plans to expand the plant.
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((DEBBIE KEENER/SALARIED EMPLOYEE; I REALLY FEEL LIKE, BASED ON HIS INFORMATION THAT VOLVO NEEDS TO WORK WITH THE SALARIED AND HOURLY EMPLOYEES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CONTRACTS GOES THROUGH TO HELP THE EXPANSION GO THROUGH AND TO OFFER MORE JOBS IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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Meanwhile, the company's 21-hundred HOURLY employees, all but 68-of which are union members, voted to reject their deal. The work schedule-- a 50-hour work week including three Saturdays in each month-- was cited as the main reason for not ratifying the contract. There is no threat of a strike since the current contract does not expire until the spring of 2000.
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[45E-Monty-Standoff]


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A Christiansburg man is behind bars this morning following standoff with police.
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Police received a call that shots had been fired at an apartment on Newcomb Street.
Police say when they arrived, Steven Shelor refused to let them inside.
Authorities eventually fired tear gas into the house in order to force their way in.
They say Shelor was still combative--- but Christiansburg and Montgomery County investigators were able to take him

into custody.
Authorities say Shelor shot HIMSELF in the arm prior to police entering the house-- but the injury is NOT life threatening.
No one else was injured.
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[45E-RoanokeCo-Fire]


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Fire caused extensive damage to a home in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The blaze started just after nine last night along Bradshaw Road.
Two people were home at the time but managed to escape unharmed.
Authorities are still investigating the cause.
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[45E-BedfordCo-Fire]


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Another blaze, this one in Bedford County, destroyed a mobile home.
It happened yesterday afternoon.
No one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.
There's no word yet on what sparked the fire.
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[45E-MLK-Celebration]


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With prayer breakfasts, parades and rallies, Americans around the country TODAY mark the birthday of Reverend Martin Luther King Junior.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Yesterday evening Hollins University held its annual service honoring the civil rights leader.
Students read speeches and sang songs of freedom in King's honor.
The theme for last night's event was "the pursuit of community."
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In Virginia, the day is also set aside to remember Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

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A Lady hokie has been named Alantic 10 Rookie of the week.
A pretty amazing accomplishment considering Freshman Nicole Jones made her first start for the lady Hokies earlier this week against St. Bonaventure.
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Jones made all four of her field goals, made two of three foul shots and scored 10 points as the Hokies beat the Bonnies for their 16-th straight win.
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Tech is in first place in the West Division and the Lady Hokies return to the court on Thursday against St. Joseph's.

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Turning your attention now to weather--
Showers and thunderstorms are on tap for today, with southerly winds pushing highs to near 60.
Clearing skies by this evening, with overnight lows around 40.
The four day forecast looks drier...but continued mild....
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Salaried union members at the Pulaski Volvo truck plant approved their contract yesterday--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

119 UAW members voted to approve the terms of the deal. Only 31-voted to reject it. Most believed the contract worked hand in hand with Governor Jim Gilmore's plans to expand the plant.
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[SOT=03:56:59]
[IN Q=I REALLY FEEL]

((DEBBIE KEENER/SALARIED EMPLOYEE; I REALLY FEEL LIKE, BASED ON HIS INFORMATION THAT VOLVO NEEDS TO WORK WITH THE SALARIED AND HOURLY EMPLOYEES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CONTRACTS GOES THROUGH TO HELP THE EXPANSION GO THROUGH AND TO OFFER MORE JOBS IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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Meanwhile, the company's 21-hundred HOURLY employees, all but 68-of which are union members, voted to reject their deal. The work schedule-- a 50-hour work week including three Saturdays in each month-- was cited as the main reason for not ratifying the contract. There is no threat of a strike since the current contract does not expire until the spring of 2000.
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[8E-OSW-Porch]


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It's your home, so it should be up to you to make changes, right?
Well, not necessarily if you live in a historic district.
David Johnson explains.
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[IN Q=Aubrey Hicks recently]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Aubrey Hicks/Old Southwest Homeowner; :16]
[SUPER=01-Don Harwood/Architectural Review Board; :37]
[SUPER=@David2; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]

((Aubrey Hicks recently renovated his porch from rotted wood to what you now see. When he filed for a certificate of appropriateness with the architectural review board, he discovered he was out of spec with the rest of the Historic neighborhood. But Hicks feels the board should make an exception.
[SOT=02:12:11]
[IN Q=NOT JUST MYSELF]

((AUBREY HICKS/ ; NOT JUST MYSELF. THERE'S OTHERS WHO ARE ASKING FOR REASONABLE VARIANCES AND THEY ARE JUST BEING ARBITRARILY TOLD YOU CAN'T DO THIS.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=CAN'T DO THIS.]

But the board says Hicks' porch design challenges the integrity of the Old Southwest neighborhood. Officials say a peak in the H2 district guideline manual could have made the difference.
[SOT=02:23:11]
[IN Q=ALTHOUGH MR. HICKS]

((DON HARWOOD/ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD; ALTHOUGH MR. HICKS' WAS A CREATIVE ONE, IT FLAT OUT DID NOT MEET THE GUIDELINES THAT ARE STIPULATED IN THE BOOKLET.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=THE BOOKLET.]
[SOT=02:10:23]
[IN Q=I HAVE TO]

((HICKS; I HAVE TO AGREE WHAT I HAVE DONE IS NOT APPROPRIATE COMPARED TO SOME OF THE OTHER HOUSES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, IT'S A LOT BETTER. IF THEY WANT TO MAKE OTHER PROPERTY OWNERS BRING THEIR PROPERTY UP TO AN H2 HISTORICAL LEVEL, I'LL CHANGE MY WORK. BUT FOR RIGHT NOW, I PLAN ON LETTING IT STAND.)) [RUNS21]
[OUT Q=LETTING IT STAND.]
[SOT=02:24:09]
[IN Q=IF WE START]

((HARWOOD; IF WE START ALLOWING DIFFERENT APPLICANTS TO DEVIATE FROM THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THEN THE GUIDELINES AREN'T DOING ANY GOOD AND THE CHARACTER OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL SLOWLY DETERIORATE.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=DETERIORATE.]

Hicks will appeal the board's decision to city council on Tuesday. David Johnson, News 7.))

[8E-MLK-Celebration]


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Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Junior is being honored all over the country today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Yesterday evening Hollins University held its annual service honoring the civil rights leader.
Students read speeches and sang songs of freedom in King's honor.
The theme for last night's event was "the pursuit of community."
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


In Virginia, the day is also set aside to remember Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

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Turning now to the forecast--
Showers and storms likely today, with highs in the upper 50s.
Clearing skies tonight, with lows near 40.
The extended outlook is partly to mostly sunny and mild this week...with highs in the 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
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