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On NEWS 7 tonight more on the local Judge who accidentally shot a police officer.

And a hospital patient under suicide watch is found dead- -having been left alone for seven and-a-half hours.

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Tonight on the Big 7, Dale Jarrett, the two time Daytona 500 champ talks about heading back to the Beach this weekend.
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And it's the national signing day for high school seniors around the country including UVa recruit Jerton Evans of Jefferson Forest.
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After another mild day, we see clouds tonight and rather strong winds tomorrow. Details coming up. [open]
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[Judge-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:08:32]
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Everyone in Danville is talking about it, except the people involved.
The shooting of Danville Police Lieutenant Barry Creasy by Circuit Court James Ingram.
Now, more than two weeks after the incident happened, a formal investigation is now underway and a special prosecutor has been named.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Christy/Bureau]


Christy Hubley is in our Danville newsroom to tell us why authorities have waited so long to look into it.
[Live=Christy Full/Bureau]
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The Sheriff of Pittsylvania County, where the shooting happened, says he wasn't notified about the incident until just this week, when the judge and the police officer both requested a formal investigation.
He says it shouldn't have taken this long for for someone to contact him.
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[IN Q=This should have been]

((THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A REPORT MADE TWO WEEKS AGO OFFICIAL COMPLAINT. I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY INTENT BY THE JUDGE OR LT. CREASY TO HIDE ANYTHING.)) [RUNS :13]
[OUT Q=would say that.]


The shooting-- considered right now an accident-- happened January 16th at a target range on Judge James Ingram's farm in Pittsylvania County.
While the judge was reloading his gun, it went off-- injuring Lt. Barry Creasy, but not seriously.

Judge James Ingram and Lt. Barry Creasy won't talk to us about the shooting.
Neither will Danville Police Chief Neal Morris.
But the chief did write an editorial in the local newspaper about the shooting stating,
"...first, it was not our place to investigate and secondly any intelligent person in just a matter of minutes could speak with the two people involved and determine that it was an accident."

Sheriff Plaster says the Danville Police Department probably should have notified him about a shooting, and doesn't know why he never got a call from the chief.
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((I DON'T THINK THERE'S A VIOLATION IN NOT REPORTING A CRIME BECAUSE THERE'S NO STATE VIOLATION FOR THAT. IF THERE'S A CRIME YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO REPORT IT IF THERE'S NO CRIME YOU DON'T HAVE AN OBLIGATION.)) [RUNS :12]
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))
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And just late this afternoon, a special prosecutor was named in the case, Ed Meeks, who is Amherst County's Commonwealth's Attorney.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Christy/Bureau]


It will be up to him to decide if the shooting was an accident or not and if charges should be filed.



[Hugh-Finn]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-82 41:01]
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Was it his right to die with dignity?
Or was it murder?
The wrenching drama of Hugh Finn's death continues at the Virginia State Capitol.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Richmond Bureau]


Ellen Qualls has the latest.
[Live=Ellen Full/Bureau]
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Keith, the bill heard today by the Senate Finance Committee would reimburse the Finn family for legal fees-- fees Michele Finn spent fighting Governor Jim Gilmore for the right to pull her husband's feeding tubes... and fees Hugh's family spent fighting HER.
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((In one corner, the widow who let her husband die.
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((MICHELE FINN/HUGH FINN'S WIDOW: CAN YOU BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THE WRONGFULNESS OF HIS INTRUSION UPON A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL? I'VE HAD TO ENDURE UNWARRANTED SCRUTINY, NAME CALLING AT ITS WORST.))
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With her, Hugh's sister.
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((KAREN FINN/HUGH FINN'S SISTER: I SUPPORTED MICHELE BECAUSE I KNEW THE CLOSENESS OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HUGH, AND THAT SHE WAS THE ONLY PERSON WHO COULD MAKE THIS DIFFICULT DECISION.))
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But the part of the family that was grateful Governor Gilmore stepped in is less forgiving of Michele.
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((TOM FINN/HUGH FINN'S FATHER: IT WAS A MURDER. BECAUSE YOU PUT HIM TO DEATH AS A MURDER. NOT THAT HE DID ANYTHING WRONG. NOT THAT HE WAS A CRIMINAL. HE WAS MY SON.))
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[sot 11:01:41]

((ED FINN/HUGH FINN'S BROTHER: PULL THE TUBE. LET HIM GO. DID HE NEED PROTECTION? DID HE NEED PROTECTION FROM HIS OWN WIFE? LET'S ASK HIM. IT'S GONNA BE TOUGH TO DO.))
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But the Republican Governor found little support among his own party.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: I THINK THE GOVERNOR WAS WRONG.))
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((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I THINK IF WE ALL HAD OUR WAY, THESE DECISIONS WOULD BE NON-POLITICAL, WE WOULDN'T GET INVOLVED IN THESE, THE FAMILY WOULD BE ABLE TO RESOLVE THESE DECISIONS. UNFORTUNATELY, THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN IN THIS SITUATION.))
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The Finance Committee voted 16-to-one to reimburse the Finns.
Remember, if the bill survives the full Senate and House-- it would go to the Governor himself...
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Bureau]


He has yet to guarantee a veto on an issue he keeps losing.




[Psych-death]


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A patient under a suicide watch at the Roanoke Valley Psychiatric Center was found dead over the weekend.
Salem Police reports indicate seven and a half hours had passed- -and rigor mortis had set in- -by the time the body was found Saturday morning.
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Dennis Wayne Pagans had been picked up for violating a protective order and taken to the psych center- -now known as the Lewis Gale Center for Behavioral Health.
Family visited him Friday night but left at 10-PM.
Though Pagans was supposedly under a suicide watch, it wasn't until 5:28 the next morning that a psych center staffer found Pagans' body... on the Calloway man's 38th birthday.
The Medical Examiner is waiting for lab results to determine the cause of death.
Doctor David Oxley says, "If the body's cold, in a complete state of rigor mortis, I'd say eight hours had passed" from the time of death. But Oxley adds, "it varies widely," depending on a lot of factors.
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Lewis Gale's Vice President in charge of Behavioral Health said the Center has a "suicide precaution policy," but Paula Mitchell declined to discuss the policy or the specifics of the incident.


[Food-Tax]


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A victory today for Shawsville Senator Madison Marye.
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The Democrat's bill to cut the sales tax on food over two years squeaked out of the Senate Finance Committee.
Republican Senator Bo Trumbo of Fincastle is carrying Governor Gilmore's competing bill.
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It would phase the tax out more slowly.
Trumbo says it's likely HIS bill will be offered in the full Senate as a substitute for Marye's bill.
There, Trumbo's bill has a better chance, because Republicans control the Senate.
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Virginia may be the first state in the nation where health organizations have teamed up with tobacco farmers.
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The unprecedented alliance was announced this morning at the State Capitol.
The alliance is pushing for half of Virginia's share of the multi-state tobacco settlement to help farmers-- and ten percent to be spent fighting teen smoking.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: THEY REALLY BEGIN TO REALIZE THAT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HEALTH, IT'S MORE THAN A NARROW TERM. IT HAS TO DO WITH ECONOMIC HEALTH, AN ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING.))
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Southside lawmakers are fighting the Governor over how almost four BILLION dollars will be spent over the next 25 years in Virginia.
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When News 7 at 6 returns, an internet porn sting ends with an arrest at a Roanoke shopping center today.
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And how easy is it for criminals to break into homes these days?
Area police unlock the latest secrets... straight ahead.
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You LOCK your doors...
But sometimes that's not enough to keep your home safe and secure.
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The improving capability of thieves to break locks helped trigger this crime prevention seminar hosted by Medeco High Security Locks.
More than 50 officers from all over the state are learning about various break- in techniques, and how to prevent them.
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((SGT. RICK ARRINGTON/S.W. REGIONAL CRIME PREVENTION ASSOC.: WE DO A LOT OF ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTIES FOR SECURITY AND IT'S GOOD FOR US TO KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND WHAT TO RECOMMEND AS FAR AS LOCKS AND SECURITY DEVICES. SO, THAT'S WHERE WE'RE COMING FROM.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((JOEY KINGMA/MEDECO MARKETING DIR.: WE WANTED TO GET THAT TO THE FOLKS THAT ACTUALLY GO INTO THE COMMUNITY AND WORK WITH CRIME PREVENTION AND HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE.))
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The crime prevention officers plan to share what they learn at the two- day seminar with neighborhood groups and businesses.
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[Towers-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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An investigation of internet pornography brought an arrest today in Roanoke.
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49- year- old Thomas Lee Reid, of Rockingham County, was charged with three counts of producing child pornography.
He's being held in the city jail without bond.
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Reid was picked up in the parking lot of Towers Shopping Center around ten o'clock this morning.
The investigation began in December after investigators received complaints about sexually explicit photographs and discussions transmitted over the internet.
Police say an officer posing as the mother of two young girls arranged today's meeting in Roanoke.
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For the second straight year, President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are making a brief trip to central Virginia.
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The two are scheduled to speak to the National Democratic Caucus at the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County next week.
Gore will appear Sunday night, while Clinton is scheduled to arrive late Tuesday morning.
Neither event is open to the public.
The two men spoke to the same group of about 140 Democratic Congressmen last year.
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Interest rates will hold steady, at least for now, at that's welcome news on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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Salem School officials hope corrective software will help the system's computers make the grade when the new year arrives.
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Only about 15-percent of the school system relies on computer software. During spring break, technicians will shut down the system and load the new software in hopes of correcting any problems that might occur.
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((MICHAEL BRYANT/SCHOOL ASST. SUPERINTENDENT; WE FEEL LIKE WITH NEW YEAR'S BEING ON SATURDAY NEXT YEAR, THAT WILL GIVE US A LITTLE MORE TIME TO FIND THE GLITCHES. IF, IN FACT, THERE ARE GLITCHES.))
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Bryant says the school system may not be out of the dark after solving next year's Y-2-K concerns. He anticipates the district will have to go through the same process in the year 20-32.
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[Jail-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-74 1:25:37]
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Covington officials have survived a legal hurdle in their efforts to build a new regional jail.
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Susan Brown and her mother claim city officials broke the law by closing Court Street to make room for the new lockup.
The pair says closing the street has hurt business at their corner jewelry store.
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((SUSAN BROWN:WE ARE VERY DISSAPPOINTED. THE WHOLE PROCESS HAS DESTROYED MOM'S BUSINESS. YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK OUTSIDE. THE ENTIRE ROADWAY HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM HER. SHE'S BEEN FORCED OUT OF HER HOME.))
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A judge ruled Brown and her mother have no jurisdiction over the street- -allowing city officials to proceed with their plans.
City Mayor Jim Crawford said the decision was "a relief".
Construction is expected to be completed in July of next year.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming your way tonight in sports, it's national signing day for high school football players.
We'll hear from Frank Beamer and check in on one of UVa's prized recruits.
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Plus, we'll hear from two time Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett who is looking forward to getting back to the Beach as Speedweeks kicks into motion tomorrow.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=National Signing Date]


Today is national signing day for high school football players across the nation.
And the Virginia Tech Hokies just completed another banner recruiting year that includes several all American's from the Commonwealth.
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[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]


Heading that list from our area is Joe Simington of Martinsville High School.
At 6-4 and 200 pounds Simington led the Bulldogs to the state semi-finals where they were finally beaten by Salem.
Simington played tight end and defensive end for the Dogs and he's one of 4 big time players from the state to sign with the Hokies.
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Franklin County lineman Jacob Gibson also signed with Tech as did Warwick wide receiver Andrae Harrison, Keith Wells a tight end from Norfolk and Nathaniel Adibi a defensive end from Hampton's Phoebus high school.


[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Virginia Cavaliers signed 22 players today including former PH star Devon "Boo" Battle.
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[SUPER=03-Forest; :00]


The Cavs also inked Jefferson Forest standout Jerton Evans to a scholarship today.
Evans follows in the footsteps of Forest alum Anthony Poindexter who helped sway him to UVa and away from Tech.
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[S-Navy]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Friday Football Extra, scholar athlete of the year from last season made his college choice official today.
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[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]


Sean Talbert from Geore Washington High in Danville accepted an appointment to Annapolis.
The Eagles captain has a 4 point 24 GPA, and a good understanding of who helped make him who he is today.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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VMI has elected not to release its list of signees until later in the week.
However, two Hargrave Miltary players did sign with the Keydets today. Quarterback Brent Barth and defensive back Justin Sayko inked scholarship papers this morning in Chatham.

[S-Jarrett]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Winston Cup cars will be rolling in Daytona tomorrow as the 14 pole winners from this past season draw for starting spots in Sunday's Bud Shootout all-star race, and begin practice for Saturday's Daytona 500 quailfying.
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[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Last February; :00]


Last year Jarrett started 5th in the Daytona 500 but finished just 34th.
Still, that wasn't all together bad for a man and a race team that were in a state of panic last year with the new Ford Taurus.
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[OC=...FOR US."]
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And you can hear from Jarrett and the rest of your Winston Cup favorites this Saturday at Noon as News 7 sports presnets the first of five half hour NASCAR specials we have planned for this season.
"Back To The Beach" comes your way Saturday at Noon right before LIVE qualifying for the Daytona 500.
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And don't forget you can also watch the 25 lap Bud Shootout LIVE on WDBJ-7 this coming Sunday at Noon.[Wx-Tape]
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Coming up tonight on News 7, the budget may be meager, but the sky's the limit for some area basketball players.

[Double Boxes=Keith/Jean-Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon joins us with details. [take Jean FULL screen]
Keith - in an age of N-B-A lockouts and Olympic scandals --
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Lexington/Last Week]

folks in Western Virginia don't have to look far to find athletes who are in it for the love of the game.
The young men and women who play basketball for Southern Virginia College don't even have a basketball court to call their own...
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[Jean Full - Newsroom] but they are keeping the game alive for the school - and fans.
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Keith tonight at 11 -- we'll take a look at the team that keeps going on a shoestring budget.



[Sister-Cities]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=99-2]
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A Roanoke delegation for a sister city shipped out a truckload of goods today to (SKOFF) Pskov, Russia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

During a visit to the country a couple of years ago, the group saw a need to help the proverty-stricken residents, particularly children.
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[IN Q=SO AT THAT]

((NATASHA PETERSEN/ROANOKE PSKOV CHAIRPERSON; SO AT THAT TIME, I THOUGHT THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO THAT OUR SISTER CITY NEEDS TO GET INVOLVED. SO THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS, WE HAVE HAD FUNDRAISERS ESPECIALLY FOR THE ORPHANAGES.))
[SUPER=01-Natasha Petersen/Roanoke Pskov Chairperson;]
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[OUT Q=FOR THE ORPHANAGES.]
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[VO-NAT]

Volunteers loaded boxfuls of medical supplies, clothes and more than 500-pairs of shoes. The care package will go to two orphanages in the Soviet town.
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