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An early morning fire in Danville sent one person to the hospital.
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The blaze at 236 Gray Street began around two o'clock.
The flames were contained to one room of the house, but one person inside was hurt and taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.
There's no word yet on the victim's condition or type of injury.
The fire is under investigation.
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It was reportedly an accident- but no one is talking.
Two weeks have passed since Danville Police Lieutenant Barry Creasy was shot and injured by Circuit Court Judge James Ingram.
Now, a special prosecutor is named, and a formal investigation is underway.
Christy Hubley reports.
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(( Pittsylvania County Sheriff Harold Plaster says he was never notified about the shooting before now.
The incident that everyone's talking about happened at a target range on Judge James Ingram's farm in the Cascade area of the county.
Lt. Barry Creasy was injured when a shot discharged while Ingram was reloading his gun.
Only now, after plenty of media attention, have the judge and the cop asked for a formal investigation.
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((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]
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The shooting is considered to be an accident-- so many are wondering why neither Judge Ingram nor Lt. Creasy will talk about it.
A special prosecutor will ultimately decide if any charges will be filed.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Pittsylvania County.
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That special prosecutor is Ed Meeks, the Commonwealth's Attorney for Amherst County.
He was named today after Pittsylvania County's Commonwealth's Attorney decided he was too closely connected to people involved in the case.

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With all the depositions complete, the Senate trial resumes today on Capitol Hill.
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Senators will debate whether to make the videtotapes public--or call for live witnesses.
Lawmakers are also busy drafting ways to end the trial.
One of the most contentious-- a "finding of fact" motion that would find the president guilty, but not remove him from office.
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(( SEN. SUSAN COLLINS/R-MAINE THERE'S STILL TOO MANY PEOPLE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE WHO THINK WHAT I'VE PROPOSED IS A PLAN TO CONVICT THE PRESIDENT, BUT NOT REMOVE HIM. /SEN. TOM DASCHLE/SENATE MINORITY LEADER/D-SOUTH DAKOTA "VIRTUALLY EVERY SINGLE CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERT HAS INDICATED THAT A FINDING OF FACT MOTION OR RESOLUTION DOES INJUSTICE TO THE CONSTITUTION."))
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From politics to prayer--
The two will become one when President Clinton speaks at this year's National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
P-L-O leader, Yasser Arafat, is also attending today's high-profile event.
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A 38 year man from Franklin County died at the Roanoke Valley Psychiatric Center Saturday.
The body was in full rigor mortis by the time it was found Saturday morning, despite the fact that Dennis Wayne Pagans was supposedly under a suicide watch.
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It's now known as the Lewis Gale Center for Behavioral Health.
Family visited Pagans Friday night but left at 10-PM.
At 5:28 the next morning a staffer found Pagans' body... seven -and-a half hours after anyone last checked on him.

The Medical Examiner says it'll take toxicology test 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.
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Lewis Gale's Vice President in charge of Behavioral Health would NOT discuss the policy or the specifics of the incident.


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The fight over tobacco took a new twist at the state capitol yesterday
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Tobacco farmers and health advocates joined forces to support the same bill.
Danville Democrat Whitt Clement's the sponsor.
The bill would dedicate half of Virginia's share of the national tobacco settlement to tobacco growing communities.


Ten percent would go to help fight teen smoking.
The bill currently faces opposition from the Governor.
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Carilion Health System is trying to stomp out a bill on it's way to the House of Delegates.
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The legislation would allow a group of local eye surgeons to start their own surgical center.
Vistar eye center would mean competition for the hospital giant.
Doctor Frank Cotter says the Roanoke Valley is one of the last parts of the country that doesn't allow outpatient eye surgery centers.
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((DR. FRANK COTTER/VISTAR EYE CENTER: IN EVERY OTHER PART OF THE STATE, BE IT LYNCHBURG, TIDEWATER, RICHMOND OT NORTHERN VIRGINIA, THE PATIENTS HAVE A CHOICE AS TO WHETHER THEY WANT IN PATIENT OR OUT PATIENT SURGERY.))
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[vo-nat] Carilion officials say it's dangerous to perform surgery in a non-hospital setting.
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((ROBERT MANETTA/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: IF YOU GO IN FOR EYE SURGERY AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT IT IS, WE HAVE THE FACILITY TO MEET THE NEEDS, IF YOU GO TO ANOTHER FACILITY THAT MAY NOT BE THERE FOR YOU.))
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Doctor Cotter says it is unlikely that patients undergoing eye surgery have any risk of needing trauma care.
He says it's like going to the hospital for a root canal.
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In medical news,

Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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President Clinton's impeachment trial resumes today with senators considering whether to have Monica Lewinsky and other witnesses appear in person.
Meanwhile, G-O-P lawmakers are floating options that conclude President Clinton is guilty, without removing him from office -- a move Democrats call unconstitutional.
Maureen Maher reports.
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((As the President made yet another public appearance without discussing the impeachment trial - this time at a ribbon cutting ceremony last night, the Senate prepared to do exaclty the opposite. Today, the Senators will debate whether or not to make this week's private depositions of Monica Lewinsky, Vernon Jordon and Sydney Blumenthal public domain - either by video tape or -- by questioning them in person. Rep.James Rogan/House Manager "We shouldn't be doing these procedures for the ultimate verdict behind closed doors in secured rooms. This is a verdict not just for today, but it's going to have to withstand the test of time." But with little or no new evidence from the depositions, many Senators have been focusing instead on how history will view their efforts to end this trial, not prolong it. In particular, the growing debate over a Republican proposed "finding of fact motion". Sen. Susan Collins/R-Maine "There's still too many people on the Republican side who think what I've proposed is a plan to convict the President, but not remove him."
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"Virtually every single constitutional expert has indicated that a finding of fact motion or resolution does injustice to the constitution." The proposal would find the President guilty, but not remove him from office. Republicans also sent a formal written request to the President that he appear before the Senate to answer questions.. But the White House immediately rejected that idea. The Senate will have two hours to debate each issue concerning the witnesses. but with just about all 100 Senators committed to ending this trial by the Feb. 12th target date, some are hoping for less debating and more bi-partisan compromising in the coming days. Maureen Maher, CBS News, Washington.))

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One person was apparently injured in an early morning fire in Danville.
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The blaze at 236 Gray Street began around two o'clock.
The flames were contained to one room of the house, but one person inside was hurt and taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.
There's no word yet on the victim's condition or type of injury.
The fire is under investigation.
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An accused child pornographer was arrested at a Roanoke Shopping center yesterday.
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49-year old Thomas Lee Reid was arrested in the parking lot of Towers Shopping Center.
He's being held in the city jail without bond.
The investigation began in December after police received a complaint about sexually explicit photographs and discussions that were transmitted over the internet.
A meeting was arranged, and Reid was arrested when he approached a female officer waiting in the parking lot.
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Salem City schools are preparing to bypass most of the computer glitches possibly caused by the turn of the century.
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The school system will shut down its computers while the students are out for spring break--to download new software geared toward erasing Y2K problems. Administrators say even if there are problems, it won't disrupt classes.
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A tiny school in Buena Vista is shaking up college basketball in the area.
Southern Virginia College has fewer than 300 students.
But their basketball team is proving they can play with the big guys.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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((Their gymnasium isn't much bigger than a good size living room, they share space with the Spirit Squad... half court drills only here.
The Scholarships are small, the budget smaller, they buy their own shoes...
But they play, because they love the game.
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((KEVIN PARKS/SOPHOMORE; ALL OF US DO, AND WE CAME HERE PRIMARILY FOR BASKETBALL, JUST FOR THE OPPORTUNITY PLAY AND I THINK WE HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF BROTHERHOOD ON THE TEAM AND WE'RE GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.)) [RUNS14]
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So like a band of nomads, the Knights play when and where they can, on this night, they're headed to VMI's Cameron Hall... Three cars hold the team and their gear, but can't contain their spirit.
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But once they hit the court, it's serious business.
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They're up against Millersville University, a team with expensive uniforms, matching shoes, and a bus the size of Rhode Island.
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But all the expensive gear can't buy the Millersville Marauders a rebound, the Knights clear the boards over and over again, and the score is close in the final minutes of the half.
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((PAT HIGLEY/HEAD COACH; MAKE IT STRONG, HUBBIT, MAKE IT STRONG, LET'S TAKE IT RIGHT NOW, TAKE IT AWAY RIGHT NOW FROM 'EM, COME ON )) [RUNS06]
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Southern Virginia wants to build this team into a major program... an N-C-Double-A program... there's a lot riding on these few shoulders... but they don't seem to mind the pressure... and at the end of the half, hit the locker room ahead by two. [standup]
But whether they win or lose in the end, they're already won... another measure of respect.
In Lexington, Eric Earnhart, News 7))
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In the end the Knights lost by ten points, but if they win five of their last six games, they can finish with a winning season.

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In sports,

Mike Stevens.
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