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Danville police are searching this morning --
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for a driver who caused a multi-car crash on Claiborne Street last night.
Several people were taken to the hospital, including at least three children.
Shortly before six, police say a Lexus smashed into two other cars. The driver fled on foot with a small child.
Authorities are advising area hospital personnel to alert them if a 3 to 5 year-old child is brought in with injuries from a car accident.
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A Pittsylvania woman was pulled from her burning car by a passerby last night.
State Police say Sherry Renee Booth's Buick careened off Route 729, struck a tree and caught fire around 5-30, before Robert Duncan rescued her.
Police suspect Booth fell asleep at the wheel after taking cold medication.
She is in stable condition at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
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[7E-Roanoke-Fire]


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An elderly woman was rescued from a burning home --
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at 429 Day Avenue Southwest last night.
The building housed 4 apartments.
One resident returned from dinner to find his apartment in shambles.
Authorities aren't yet sure just how extensive the damage is, or whether arson could be a factor in the fire.
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[7Franklin-Busses]


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Moving their childrens' bus stops off of busy Route 220 won't make a difference, but a greater police presence will.
Such were the thoughts of several Franklin County parents who spoke out last night following a deadly accident involving a school bus. .
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 25; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anita Young/Accident Victim; :11 (quick)]
[SUPER=01-Tammy Young/Parent; :21 (quick)]
[SUPER=01-William Martin/Parent; :33]
[SUPER=01-Guy Buford/Board Chairman; 1:07]
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((Less than a month after the accident that killed two people and shook up the entire county... Five year old survivor Anita Young says she's not afraid to ride the bus again.
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[IN Q=I like it]

(( ANITA YOUNG/ACCIDENT VICTIM; I LIKE IT, NOT SCARED AT ALL? (SHAKES HEAD) )) [RUNS 4]
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But while parents ARE still afraid, Anita's mother included... most spoke out AGAINST moving the stops OFF route 220.
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(( TAMMY YOUNG/PARENT; I JUST FEEL LIKE MOVING THE STOPS IS NOT GOING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE ACCIDENTS ON 220. )) [RUNS 05]
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A proposal to use business parking lots as bus stops concerns parents who don't want their kids getting off the bus away from home.
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[IN Q=if we had to ]

(( WILLIAM MARTIN/PARENT; IT WE HAD TO PICK HIM UP AT A PLACE OTHER THAN WHERE THEY GET OFF AT AND SOMETHING HAPPENED AND WE COULDN'T BE THERE, THEN THESE KIDS WOULD BE THERE BY THEMSELVES. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=by themselves]


And they say it doesn't address the main problem... speeding drivers who aren't paying attention.
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[IN Q=if it takes.]

(( TAMMY YOUNG/PARENT; IF IT TAKES A FEW EXTRA DOLLARS TO PAY THESE PATROLMEN, SHERIFFS, COPS, STATE POLICE TO MAKE THESE PEOPLE AWARE THAT THEY NEED TO SLOW DOWN, THAT THESE KIDS ARE GOING TO BE GETTING ON AND OFF THE BUS, WHY NOT DO IT?
YOU'RE SAVING LIVES. )) [RUNS14]
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We asked school officials how much weight the parents comments will carry when they make their decision.
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[IN Q=I think I'd be]

(( GUY BUFORD/BOARD CHAIRMAN; I THINK IT'D BE PRETTY HEAVY AND I THINK WE NEED TO TALK WITH DOUG BEATTY WITH VDOT AND WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO THAT MIGHT IMPROVE THIS SITUATION. )) [RUNS 14]
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Sheriff's officials say they're already working on plans for a higher profile on route 220.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Daytime highs continue to climb today under mostly sunny skies. Look for southwesterly winds to push temperatures into the mid-60s.
Some clouds move in overnight, along with the chance for some showers.
Lows will be in the low- to mid-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 2/17/99
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-5/D.Anna Gibson/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-7/Michael Alderman/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Cierra Jones/Lynchburg]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-20th/James & Wanda Pascoe/Blacksburg]



[SUPER=130-5/Taylor Keith/Parrott]



[SUPER=130-1/Kaitlin Lucas/Belspring]



[SUPER=130-7/Brad Austin/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-/Larry Carter/Danville]



[SUPER=130-52/Jimmy Mills/Elliston]



[SUPER=130-2/Haley Maxfield/Shawsville] (Jimmy Mills Granddaughter)



[SUPER=130-16/Matt Burton/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-4/Jonathan Wood/Danville]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-41/Becky McBroom/Floyd]


Birthdays & Anniversary!
[SUPER=131-/David & Debbie Noblett/Fries] STEVE: Note: Couple celebrating birthdays and Anniversary together!



[SUPER=131-/Louise Kellam/Martinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Jane Falls/Appomattox]



[SUPER=131-/Cecil Smith/Gretna]



[SUPER=131-/Lillian Barbour/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Barry Kirk/Eden, NC]


Anniversary:
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In Rockbridge County, four more firefighters are facing arson charges.
South River Fire Company volunteers Jeffrey Crouchhorn and Anthony Moore were served with warrants Friday.
Two juveniles are expected to be served today.
The four are accused of setting fires to an abandoned house, a garage and a barn full of hay in 19-97.

[45E-Heironimus]


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A makeover and some new businesses are breathing life back into the downtown Heironimus building.
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Crews have been painting the wood trim, and the building is getting new windows. Soon it should appear much as it did in the 1920s.
Several businesses now occupy the first floor, and owner Calvin Powers says he believes Jefferson Street has a bright future.
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((WE THINK DOWNTOWN WITHIN TWO YEARS WILL BE BACK LIKE IT WAS 20 YEARS AGO.))
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The top floors remain vacant, but Powers says he is negotiating with several large corporations that are interested in leasing office space.
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[45E-Flu]


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An overwhelming number of cases of the flu in the Roanoke Valley is keeping doctor's offices busy and pharmacies short on medicine.
David Johnson reports.
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(([NAT-SOUND/00:27:17] ((Does your throat hurt? It does hurt?)) [RUN02] Doctors around the area are seeing more than their usual amount of sick people lately. One pediatrician describes it as "an epidemic".
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((DR. LINDSAY HICKAM/PEDIATRICIAN; ROUTINELY I SEE ABOUT 30-PATIENTS A DAY....THAT WE ROUTINELY SEE.)) [RUNS 13]
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Symptoms include nausea, headaches, fever, sore throat and fatigue. Last month, Brookville High School felt the wrath of the flu-- 250 of its nearly 900-students fell sick in the same week. Last week, several Jackson Middle students also fell victim to the bug. But children are not alone. Several grown-ups are plagued with the virus. Southeast Family Medical Center has so many patients, it's having to handle most by telephone. Nurses recommend drinking lots of fluids and plenty of rest.
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((DR. TARIN SCHMIDT/SOUTHEAST FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER; TREATING THE SYMPTOMS AT HOME SUCH AS A HEADACHE.....COUGH MEDICINES OVER THE COUNTER.)) [RUNS 15]
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Those most susceptible to the flu include nursing home residents and other elderly people and those who suffer from cancer, diabetes, asthma and heart disease. They are among the high risk individuals the center takes care of.
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((DR. SCHMIDT; THOSE ARE THE ONES WE TRY TO TRIAGE AND GET IN HERE TO GET A LOOK AT AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE OKAY.)) [RUNS 05]
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[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; DOCTORS SAY ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO KEEP FROM GETTING THE FLU IS TO SIMPLY WASH YOUR HANDS SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE COURSE OF A DAY. BUT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ANTIVIRAL MEDICINES, THERE MAY BE PROBLEMS GETTING THEM FILLED. SOME LOCAL PHARMACIES ARE REPORTING SHORTAGES FOR THOSE MEDICINES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS 15]))

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Turning your attention to the forecast--
Mostly sunny and continued unseasonably mild today with afternoon highs reaching the mid 60s.
Increasing clouds by tonight, with a chance of rain starting.
Lows in the lower 40s.
The five day outlook is wet tomorrow, with snow showers possible by the weekend.
Look for highs to drop from the 50s back into the 40s.
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A driver blamed for a multi- car crash in Danville is still eluding authorities...
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The accident happened on Claiborne Street last night.
Several people were taken to the hospital, including at least three children.
Shortly before six, police say a person driving a Lexus smashed into two other cars. The driver fled on foot with a small child.
Authorities are advising area hospital personnel to be on the alert for a 3 to 5 year-old child with injuries from a car accident.
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An elderly woman's Roanoke home caught fire last night--
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The blaze broke out at 429 Day Avenue Southwest.
The building housed 4 apartments. One resident returned from dinner to find his apartment in shambles.
Authorities aren't yet sure just how extensive the damage is, or whether arson could be a factor in the fire.
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[8S-Clinton-Senate]


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Apparently at least one state senator is pleased that President Clinton is NOT a native son....
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A resolution praising Virginia-born presidents was read-- but never adopted by the full Senate.
Then President Clinton's impeachment was mentioned.
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((WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HIS INAPPROPRIATE ACTION...NOT THE NINTH PRESIDENT TO BE BORN IN VIRGINIA.))
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Senator Hanger's statement has NO official weight beyond his opinion, since the full Senate never took a vote.

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The age gap was made a little wider at the state capitol yesterday during a visit by the Dave Matthews' Band.
Ellen Qualls explains.
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[SUPER=01-Julie Dodero/Lynchburg Page; :39 ]
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Aikens/Augusta Co. Page; :55 ]
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(([sot 12:27:22]

((MR. SPEAKER, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND.)) [RUNS05]
Virginia's House of Delegates gave them a standing ovation.
In the Senate, Lieutenant Governor John Hager commended them, and then said this: [12:16:12 senate] ((Y'ALL ARE GREAT. I HOPE TO GET TO HEAR YOU SOME DAY.)) [RUNS:04]
The fact is, the esteemed elder statespeople of Virginia are commending some famous sons they've never even heard of.
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((DAVE MATTHEWS: OH I'M PRETTY SURE THERE'S A GOOD BUNCH OF THEM THAT'D NEVER HEARD OF US, BUT -- I GOTTA RUN-- BUT MAYBE THEY'LL COME TO THE NEXT SHOW.)) [RUNS08]
Don't get him wrong-- he's grateful.
But it's a younger breed of Virginians that this recognition day was for.
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((JULIE DODERO/LYNCHBURG PAGE: IT WAS PRETTY EXCITING. I MEAN, I WAS JUST EXPECTING LIKE A NORMAL MONDAY, WALK INTO WORK, BUT ON OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY IT SAID "PAGES MEETING DAVE MATTHEWS." EVERYBODY WAS KIND OF LIKE "WOW.")) [RUNS13]

[SOT 15:07:57]

((ALLISON NEWMAN/HAMPTON PAGE: A LOT OF PEOPLE RAN AFTER HIM, DOWN THE HILL, AND THEY GOT AUTOGRAPHS, BUT I DIDN'T.))
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[SOT 15:25:58]

((JENNIFER AIKENS/AUGUSTA CO. PAGE: YEAH I DID. You needed the autograph. YEAH, I WANTED IT. REALLY BAD. I'M LIKE HIS BIGGEST FAN HERE.)) [RUNS08]

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((Would you consider it a high point of the session? YES.)) [RUNS04]

[SOT 12:31:01 ]

((DAVE MATTHEWS: THIS IS WHERE WE GREW UP AND WE ALL GOT OUR SPIRITS FROM. NOT ME, I GREW UP ANOTHER PLACE. BUT I'M REALLY HAPPY THAT I'M A VIRGINIAN NOW. AND SO IT MEANS A LOT TO US. AT LEAST SOME OF THE STATE THINKS HIGHLY OF US.
AND SO, WE'RE JUST KIND OF DOING WHAT WE ALWAYS DO, WHICH IS TRYING TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF IT BACK.)) [RUNS23]
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Time again to look at today's weather--
Lots of sunshine ahead today, with afternoon highs in the lower 60s.
Increasing clouds by this evening, with a chance of rain after midnight.
Lows of 40 to 45.
The extended forecast is calling for rain tomorrow, with slightly cooler temperatures.
But much cooler temperatures are likely this weekend, along with the possibility of some snow showers...
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