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Two people were shot after a failed burglary last night in Roanoke.
It happened at about 6-30 in the 27-hundred block of Salem Turnpike.
Roanoke city police say the someone shot the victims as they tried to rob a home.
Their injuries were non-life-threatening.
Authorities continue to investigate.

[7E-Hastert]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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With the presidential impeachment trial behind them, the new Speaker of the House says Senators just want to get on with the business that brought them to Washington.
Dennis Hastert was in Roanoke last night for a fundraiser benefitting Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Stacey Martin reports.
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(( Hastert described the past few months as a "down"time for the party--having party leadership change hands twice--and having to deal with the impeachment hearing and trial.
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[IN Q=It wasn't an easy]

((DENNIS HASTERT/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: IT WASN'T AN EASY JOB BECAUSE NOBODY REALLY WANTED TO FACE UP TO THIS. AND, ALL OF A SUDDEN WE WERE FACED WITH THE "I" WORD--THE IMPEACHMENT HEARING; FIRST TIME IT'S EVER HAPPENED TO AN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.)) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=elected president of the United States.]


It was a tough time for some Republicans who wanted to convict, but polls were telling them most Americans wanted the president to complete his term.
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[IN Q=I don't believe anybody]

((CONGRESSMAN GOODLATTE/(R) VIRGINIA:I DON'T BELIEVE ANYBODY IN THE CONGRESS RAN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING AS UNFORTUNATE AS THAT ENTIRE SITUATION WAS. WE RAN TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUES THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT.)) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=are concerned about.]


Goodlatte indicated its now time to revive the Contract with America and Republican goals of cutting the national deficit, improving Social Security and returning some of the federal government's surplus to Americans.))

[7E-XGR-Seatbelts]


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Police will NOT be permitted to pull you over this year for not wearing your seatbelt.
While seatbelts are the law in Virginia, a measure that would give police the right to stop vehicles for the violation died in the House.
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The bill was one vote away from the Governor... and had been heavily lobbied by insurance companies trying to save money on accidents.
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Supporters say it would force another 15-percent of Virginians to buckle up.
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((DEL. BRIAN MORAN/D-ALEXANDRIA: IN FACT, 79 FATALITIES WILL IN FACT BE PREVENTED. 900 SERIOUS INJURIES. THE COSTS ARE EXORBITANT TO TREAT THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE NOT USING THEIR SEATBELTS. THERE'S NO REASON WHY THOSE 63-PERCENT THAT ARE CURRENTLY USING THEIR SEATBELTS SHOULD BE SUBSIDIZNG THE MEDICAL COSTS OF THOSE THAT ARE BEING IRRESPONSIBLE.))
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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO: WHAT THIS LEGISLATION IS ASKING YOU TO DO IS INTRUDE ON 100-PERCENT OF THE DRIVERS IN THIS STATE TO GET AT THE 27-PERCENT WHO ARE TOO STUPID TO BUCKLE UP.))
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With that privacy concern, and others related to police stopping black drivers more frequently, the measure finally died on a voice vote.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
The sunshine returns today, along with winds gusting to twenty-five miles per hour.
Look for daytime highs to range from the upper-40s to the low-50s.
Skies remain clear overnight, but patchy fog could make for some treacherous driving.
Lows will be in the upper 20s and low 30s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 2/27/99
Saturday:

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We do have some school announcements this morning...

[45E-Franklin-Manor]


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Reports have surfaced of sexual abuse at an assisted living facility in Franklin County, still residents say they have no plans to leave.
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The state Department of Social Services is ready to take back the license from the Franklin Manor Rest Home on Route 220.
Investigators say one resident sexually assaulted another, and staff members sometimes fail to give residents their medicine.
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((I DON'T THINK IT OUGHTTA CLOSE. I AIN'T GOT NO WHERE TO GO, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. DO YOU LIKE IT HERE? YEAH I LIKE IT REAL GOOD.))
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A new director says more staff members have been hired to supervise residents more closely.
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((IT'S NO LONGER A DUMPING GROUND. IT'S NOT A DUMPING GROUND TO TAKE SOMEONE AND LEAVE FOR YEARS AND MAYBE NOT EVEN GO BACK AND CHECK ON EM. ALL OF A SUDDEN, WHEN A CITATION COMES UP ALL THESE LOVED ONES COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK. WELL WHERE WERE THEY AT CHRISTMAS?))
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State officials expect to make another recommendation within two weeks on whether to close the facility.
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[45E-Hit-and-Run]


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Police in Danville have arrested a man in connection with a three car accident last week that injured several people.
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Police say Sylvester Waverly Hood fled the scene of the wreck on Claiborne Street.
Hood was reportedly speeding when he slammed into one car, ramming it into another.
He was arrested Saturday at his home and charged with three counts of felony hit-and-run and one count as a habitual offender.
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[45E-Pepper-Spray]


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He lost of his job as a Roanoke County police officer for using pepper spray an elderly woman.
Yesterday, Russell Metcalf took his case to a grievance panel, to try and get his job back.
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Metcalf is an eight-year veteran who was suspended and then fired following the confrontation with 77-year old Goldie Akers.
During a day-long, closed hearing, county officials presented their witnesses.
Metcalf will have his say when the panel reconvenes.
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((GARY LUMSDEN/METCALF'S ATTORNEY: AND AT THAT TIME, WE'LL START PUTTING ON THE PARADE OF OFFICERS THAT INDICATE THAT THEIR TRAINING IS VERY CONSISTENT WITH THE WAY OFFICER METCALF ACTED ON NOVEMBER THE EIGHTH.))
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[OUT Q=on November the Eighth.]
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Goldie Akers did not attend yesterday's hearing.

[45S-Feinman]


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A dispute over Virginia's role in the national tobacco settlement has left a Lynchubrg lawyer with a 10-thousand dollar fine to pay.
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James B. Feinman (FINE-man) was sanctioned for trying to block Governor Jim Gilmore and Attorney General Mark Earley from taking part in the settlement because they've accepted campaign contributions from tobacco interests.
But a Richmond judge called Feinman's lawsuit "frivolous" and ordered him to reimburse the state for the time its lawyers spent responding to the suit.
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A Vinton woman is being held without bond for allegedly trying to hire someond to kill her husband.
Police allege 35 year old Peggy Irene Hann offered to pay a man 5-thousand dollars to do the job, but he turned out to be an undercover officer.
Hanna was arrested Monday.
Investigators say she was having an affair -- and wanted control of her husband's assests.

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Turning your attention now to weather--
Sunny and breezy today, with gusty northwest winds.
Highs in the upper 40s.
Clear overnight, with some patchy fog developing.
Lows near 30.
Looking ahead to the weekend....increasing clouds tomorrow, with showers likely by Sunday.
Temperatures stay mild, in the 50s for highs.
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We do have some school announcements this morning...

[8Hastert]


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The Star City played host to the new Speaker of the House last night...
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Dennis (Hass-tert) Hastert spoke at a fundraiser at the Hotel Roanoke, benefitting Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Hastert said now that the impeachment trial is over it's time to re-focus on the party's goals including paying off the national debt.
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[IN Q=When I first came]

((DENNIS HASTERT/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: WHEN I FIRST CAME TO CONGRESS AND THEY WERE TELLING ME THAT YOU CAN'T BALANCE THE BUDGET, ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR DOLLARS JUST WENT TO PAY THE INTEREST ON THE DEBT; TO PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE, NOT TO PAY IT OFF, JUST TO PAY THE INTEREST ON IT. WE CAN PAY DOWN THAT MORTGAGE AND WE GOTTA START DOING IT RIGHT AWAY.))
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The speaker also talked about the need to improve Social Security and cut taxes.
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Meanwhile, Goodlatte put to rest speculation that he may run for Senate in the year 2002.
He said he expects the party to endorse former Governor George Allen.

[8E-XGR-Seatbelts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
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The state house put the brakes on a bill that would allow police to pull you over JUST for not wearing your seatbelt.
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The bill was one vote away from the Governor... and had been heavily lobbied by insurance companies trying to save money on accidents.
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Supporters say it would force another 15-percent of Virginians to buckle up.
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((DEL. BRIAN MORAN/D-ALEXANDRIA: IN FACT, 79 FATALITIES WILL IN FACT BE PREVENTED. 900 SERIOUS INJURIES. THE COSTS ARE EXORBITANT TO TREAT THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE NOT USING THEIR SEATBELTS. THERE'S NO REASON WHY THOSE 63-PERCENT THAT ARE CURRENTLY USING THEIR SEATBELTS SHOULD BE SUBSIDIZNG THE MEDICAL COSTS OF THOSE THAT ARE BEING IRRESPONSIBLE.))
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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO: WHAT THIS LEGISLATION IS ASKING YOU TO DO IS INTRUDE ON 100-PERCENT OF THE DRIVERS IN THIS STATE TO GET AT THE 27-PERCENT WHO ARE TOO STUPID TO BUCKLE UP.))
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The measure died on a voice vote.
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[8E-Franklin-Manor]


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Despite reports of sexual abuse, residents at an assisted living facility
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in Franklin County say they want to stay there.
The state Department of Social Services is ready to take back the license from the Franklin Manor Rest Home on Route 220.
Investigators say one resident sexually assaulted another, and staff members sometimes fail to give residents their medicine.
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((I DON'T THINK IT OUGHTTA CLOSE. I AIN'T GOT NO WHERE TO GO, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. DO YOU LIKE IT HERE? YEAH I LIKE IT REAL GOOD.))
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A new director says more staff members have been hired to supervise residents more closely.
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((IT'S NO LONGER A DUMPING GROUND. IT'S NOT A DUMPING GROUND TO TAKE SOMEONE AND LEAVE FOR YEARS AND MAYBE NOT EVEN GO BACK AND CHECK ON EM. ALL OF A SUDDEN, WHEN A CITATION COMES UP ALL THESE LOVED ONES COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK. WELL WHERE WERE THEY AT CHRISTMAS?))
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State officials expect to make another recommendation within two weeks on whether to close the facility.
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[8E-Bone-Marrow]


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Virginia Tech is coming to the aid of a former student.
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19-97 Tech graduate Charles Johnson of Lynchburg found out he had cancer last spring while studying for his teaching certificate.
Because Johnson doesn't have adequate insurance, the Agricultural Education Society is trying to raise 30-thousand dollars for a bone marrow transplant.
The procedure costs 100-thousand dollars, but the UVA-Medical Center has agreed to waive 70-thousand dollars of that.
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Before we finish the morning updates, let's take one more look at the Friday forecast...
Sunny and rather breezy today, with winds gusting up to 25 miles an hour.
Clear skies overnight, with some patchy fog and low temperatures falling to around 30.
The next five days look mild, with highs in the 50s...and there is a good possibility of some showers by Sunday.

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