[7Henry-Ax]

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Two people are dead, after a six-vehicle crash in Henry County.
Yesterday, police say one vehicle crossed the double line on Carver Road, and crashed into a dump truck.
Two people were flown to Roanoke Memorial hospital, and two were flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The condition of the other two victims is not known at this time.
Authorities have not yet released the victims' identities.

[7E-Henry-Death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Henry County officials are waiting to confirm the identity of a body found in a burning car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Police found this vehicle on fire in the Figsboro area Monday afternoon.
Authorities think the body inside was that of a 55-year-old Henry County resident the car was registered to.
Investigators have not ruled out the possibility of homicide.
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[SOT tc 49:16]
[IN Q=At this time;]
(AT THIS TIME WE'RE WORKING IT AS THOUGH IT WERE A HOMICIDE, I'M NOT SAYING THAT IT IS A HOMICIDE. THERE ARE SOME FACTO

RS AND INDICATORS THAT IT MAY NOT BE A HOMICIDE, BUT WE'RE STILL EARLY INTO THE INVESTIGATION AND WE'RE TRYING TO FIND OUT EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN.)
[SUPER=01-Capt. K. G. Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office]
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[OUT Q=that we can.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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An autopsy report is expected to confirm the identity of the body by week's end.

[7E-Johnson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:36:27]
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A mother accused in the death of her three-week old daughter will not contest those charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


27-year old Crystal Denise Johnson pled "no contest" to manslaughter yesterday, rather than face a jury trial next week on charges of felony homicide and felony child neglect.
Her social worker told police the baby-- Princess-- was severely dehydrated.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:50:02]
[IN Q=She described it]

((SHE DESCRIBED IT TO ME AS LOOKING LIKE SKIN ON A PRUNE OF THE BABY, THAT CONSISTENCY, RUMPLED, ALL SHRIVELED UP AND SHE SAID IT KIND OF LOOKED LIKE AN ETHIOPIAN CHILD.))
[SUPER=01-A. M. Williams/Roanoke Police Detective]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=Ethiopian child.]
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[V/O-NAT SOT]


Johnson admitted to social workers she'd used crack cocaine the night Princess was born.
She faces up to ten years in prison when she's sentenced June first.
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[7E-Water-Conservation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-6 1:01:20]
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Roanoke city officials are asking residents to conserve water.
Carvins Cove is normally near its capacity at this time of the year, but the water level at the reservoir is almost eighteen feet below the spillway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


During the first three months of the year, nearby creeks usually replenish Carvins Cove, but that hasn't happened in '99.
And as the weather warms, water use will begin to climb.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:36:15]
[IN Q=This is the last year]

((THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WE WERE RUNNING OVER THE SPILLWAY. THIS YEAR WE'RE ABOUT 18 FEET BELOW SPILLWAY LEVEL, WHICH IS ONE FOOT LOWER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN AT THIS TIME IN HISTORY, AND THAT IS CONCERNING.))
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Roanoke Utilities Director]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=and that is concerning.]
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[VO-NAT]


City Council is asking residents to cut their water use by ten percent, and officials are considering the possibility of mandatory restrictions if the level of the reservoir continues to drop.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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At this point, other local governments in the Roanoke Valley are NOT reporting any serious water shortages.

[7Veto-Session]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
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Today marks the end of business for the 19-99 General Assembly.
All 140 state lawmakers are back in Richmond for a one-day session to approve or try to override the Governor's vetoes and amendments to their work from earlier this year.


[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
A very warm day ahead, as temperatures soar to around 80 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
Continued clear skies overnight, with lows dipping into the upper-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/8/99
Thursday:
Anniversary
[SUPER=130-60th/Myra & Charlie David/Naola]



[SUPER=130-75/Ruth Hubbard/Altavista]



[SUPER=130-21/Mandy Miller/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-10/Thomas Motley/]



[SUPER=130-10/Josh Cunningham/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-1/Alyson Perdue/Glade Hill]



[SUPER=130-80/Irene Flowers/]



[SUPER=130-75/Sylvia Minnick/Radford]


Anniversary
[SUPER=130-50th/Coy & Eulaine Daniels/Cyclone, WV]



[SUPER=130-10/Kristen Pullen/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-29/Sgt. Shannon Anderson/Germany]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Murland Kelley/Troutville]



[SUPER=131-8/Breet Wise Driver/Salem]


Anniversary
[SUPER=131-27th /Elder & Lemond Adams/Cascade]

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[45E-Gay-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-82 1:50:09]
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It will a bit quieter today on the campus of Roanoke College.
About 200 students and staff
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

are joining students throughout the country in a Day of Silence. The event was organized to draw attention to gays who have been silenced by oppression and hatred.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a great]

[00:08:56] ((CHRIS SEVERANCE: THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CAMPUS TO COME TOGETHER TO SYMBOLIZE A UNIFIED FORT OR A UNIFIED STRENGTH FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN WYOMING WITH THE MATTHEW SHEPPARD CASE TO SHOW THAT WE DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO OUR CAMPUS, THAT THIS ISN'T ACCEPTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Severance/Lamda Alliance President]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=isn't acceptable.]
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[VO-NAT]

Protestors will remain silent for nine hours today, before ending with a group scream at five o'clock.
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[45Stomp]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-9 50:23]
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You have the chance to catch to the second performance of STOMP tonight at the Roanoke civic center.
Scott Goldberg has highlights of last night's performance that takes funk from the street to the stage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a symphony]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Donisha Brown/STOMP Cast Member;38]
[SUPER=@Scott1;56]
[SUPER=01-Cam Newlin/STOMP Cast Member;1:07]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Pimlott/STOMP Fan;1:25 --QUICK!!]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=SG N7]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((natsound -- banging)) [RUNS 03]
[OUT Q=]


It's a symphony of sound.
Played by an orchestra of trash.
A show even its actors can't really describe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:43]
[IN Q=wooo!]

((CAM NEWLIN: WOOO! HARDEST QUESTION IN THE WORLD.)) [RUNS 02]
[OUT Q=WORLD]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND: BANGING)) [RUNS 01]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:45]
[IN Q=UH]

((CAM: UH ... I LIKE TO CALL IT A JAZZ ODYSSEY OF TRASH.)) [RUNS 03]
[OUT Q=TRASH]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND: BANGING)) [RUNS 01]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 46:51]
[IN Q=HOW ABOUT]

((CAM: HOW ABOUT, UH ... CACOPHONY OF TRASH?)) [RUNS 04]
[OUT Q=TRASH]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 47:14]
[IN Q=THAT'S SERIOUSLY]

((CAM: THAT'S SERIOUSLY THE HARDEST QUESTION. I'M NOT KIDDING. IT'S REALLY TOUGH TO DESCRIBE.)) [RUNS 04]
[OUT Q=DESCRIBE]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=NATSOUND]

((NATSOUND: loud crash)) [RUNS 01]
[OUT Q=]


STOMP is a show promoters call a "percussion sensation"...
Started by British street perfomers...
Who took their act off the curb and onto the stage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:02]
[IN Q=i always]

((DONISHA BROWN: I ALWAYS SAY IT'S JUST ABOUT FINDING MUSIC IN EVERYDAY OBJECTS AND EVERYDAY THINGS. AND SO THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO PLOT, NO POLITICAL UNDERTONES A LOT OF PEOPLE TRY TO FIND THINGS IN THE SHOW BUT IT'S REALLY NOT MEANT TO HAVE THAT AT ALL.)) [RUNS 11]
[OUT Q=SHOW]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:08]

[standup]
[IN Q=THE SHOW]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THIS SHOW HAS NO SPEECH, NO DIALOGUE, NO PLOT. JUST EIGHT HIP PEOPLE WHO MAKE EXTRAORDINARY NOISE WITH VERY ORDINARY OBJECTS.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q=objects]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound matchboxes -- OUTSIDE CIVIC CENTER?]

((NATSOUND: MATCHBOXES)) [RUNS 01]
[OUT Q=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 47:23]

[**********COVER FIRST PART OF BITE ??? *******]
[IN Q=it might sound]

((CAM: IT MIGHT SOUND KIND OF EMPTY BY ITSELF BUT WHEN YOU PLAY IT WITH FOUR OTHER PEOPLE IT BECOMES A MATCH QUARTET.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=QUARTET]


The cast goes through 48 matchboxes after just three weeks on the road.
They break 84 brooms.
Use 36 oil drums.
Making music that appeals to the little drummer boy in all of us.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:20]
[IN Q=the mUSIC]

((THE MUSIC WAS AWESOME. I GOTTA LEARN HOW TO DO THAT. I THOUGHT IT WAS SO GOOD.)) [RUNS 04]
[OUT Q=SO GOOD]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:32]
[IN Q=during]

((DONISHA: DURING THE DAY WE'LL JUST BE OUT WALKING AROUND THE TOWN AND SOMEONE'S SEEN THE SHOW THE DAY BEFORE AND THEY'RE LIKE "OH MY GOD. STOMP! AND THEY'LL JUST, INSTEAD, OF SAYING HELLO THEY'LL JUST START BANGING ON STUFF.)) [RUNS 09]
[OUT Q=ON STUFF]


STOMP'S two-night run in Roanoke started with a bang.
And gave kids plenty of ideas about what to do with all that junk lying around the house.
Scott Goldberg, news-7.))

[45S-Gilmore-Hotel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-7 58:36]
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There may be a change in the temporary relocation plans for the Gilmores.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The first family of Virginia is definitely moving out of the Executive Mansion this month for a several month restoration.
But there may be a gap between the Mansion project beginning and the new rental digs in west Richmond being ready.


That may mean a few days at the Commonwealth Park Suites Hotel next to Capitol square.
Rooms go for just under 150 dollars a night...


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Let's take a moment now to check the mid- week forecast..
Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm today, with highs reaching the upper 70s.
Clear overnight, with lows in the upper 40s.
The five day outlook is calling for partly sunny skies, with the possibility of some showers.
Highs in the 70s.
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[8Big-Game]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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After climbing to nearly 200- million dollars, the Big Game jackpot finally has a winner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cana]


Lottery officials say the winning ticket was sold in Boston, Massachusetts.
The numbers were 12, 17, 22, 33, 44 and the Big Money Ball was 25.
The jackpot climbed to 197 million dollars after someone hit the jackpot February Second.
That translated into lots of business for stores that sell lottery tickets.
This store in Cana brought in an extra machine to help with the overflow.
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[8E-Gamblers-Anonymous]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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But gigantic jackpots can be a big temptation for gambling addicts ...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Experts say it's easier for people to justify spending more money than usual when the potential reward is so much greater.
And they tend to ignore the astronomical odds AGAINST winning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:29:09]
[IN Q=And again there's]

((DR. LARRY NELSON/LIBERTY U. PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR: AND AGAIN THERE'S ALSO A CERTAIN LOSS OF REALITY THAT WHEN YOU BECOME ADDICTIVE LIKE THAT, THAT THE FACT THAT IT'S NINETY MILLION TO ONE OR SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT REALLY DOESN'T PLAY THAT BIG A PART ANY LONGER, BECAUSE, ONCE AGAIN, I'M THINKING ABOUT HOW WOULD I SPEND THIS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IF I DO WIN.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Nelson/Liberty U. Psychology Professor; :00]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=if I do win.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nelson suggests those with gambling problems limit their spending on lottery tickets, or don't play at all.
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[8E-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-2 1:17:20]
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The Botetourt county woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her husband will be in court again today.
Tina Tenret reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Dorothea Martin]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :11]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :42]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County]

(( Dorothea Martin is accused of plotting to kill her husband James.
Last August, Martin's lover called a hit-man from jail and arranged the murder for hire.
Little did he know the hitman was really Sheriff Reed Kelly working undercover.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:17:00]
[IN Q=I WANT A SHOTGUN]

((SHERIFF REED KELLY: I WANT A SHOTGUN BUTCH. BUTCH: OK. SHERIFF: THAT WORKS BETTER, ME AND MY BROTHER ARE BETTER WITH A SHOTGUN. BUTCH: I UNDERSTAND. SHERIFF: AND PISTOL, HE GETS KINDA EDGY WITH A PISTOL, YOU KNOW. AH, A SHOTGUN, I HOLD ON TO THAT, SO, SO, I, I MEAN, I KNOW, LIKE I TOLD YA, HE AIN'T TOO BRIGHT, AND AH AH YOU WANT THAT BOY'S FINGERS MASHED LIKE YOU SAID OR YOU WANT CUT OFF LIKE YOU SAID BEFORE? BUTCH: I WANT THEM SMASHED.)) [RUNS :26]
[OUT Q=THEM SMASHED]


Prosecutors say Dorothea Martin sent her lover 450-dollars to help pay for the murder.
But on the phone -- her lover tells the hit-man Martin knows nothing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:27:19]
[IN Q=Alright dude and and]

((ALRIGHT DUDE AND AND YOUR AND YOUR WOMEN AIN'T GONNA CROSS YOU UP? BUTCH: NO. SHERIFF: YOU, YOU SURE BOUT THAT BUDDY, LET CAN I TELL YOU. BUTCH: I'M POSITIVE ON THAT. SHERIFF: YOU'RE POSITIVE SHE AIN'T GONNA CROSS YOU UP? BUTCH: YEAH. SHERIFF: SHE TIGHT IN THIS THING WITH YOU MAN? SHE TIGHT WITH YA? BUTCH: SHE DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT AND I DON'T WANT HER TO.)) [RUNS 14]
[OUT Q=DON'T WANT HER TO]


Defense attorneys say Dorothea Martin will take the stand.
Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County))

[8E-Gay-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssi]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:50:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke College will have a somber atmosphere today,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


as 200 students and staff join others throughout the country in a Day of Silence. The event was organized to draw attention to gays who have been silenced by oppression and hatred.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a great]

[00:08:56] ((CHRIS SEVERANCE: THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CAMPUS TO COME TOGETHER TO SYMBOLIZE A UNIFIED FORT OR A UNIFIED STRENGTH FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN WYOMING WITH THE MATTHEW SHEPPARD CASE TO SHOW THAT WE DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO OUR CAMPUS, THAT THIS ISN'T ACCEPTABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Severance/Lamda Alliance President]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=isn't acceptable.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Protestors will remain silent for nine hours today, before ending with a group scream at five o'clock.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]

Some of those opposed to the event painted a passage from the Bible on one of the day's advertisements.

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=KMC]
[TAPE #=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Let's take a moment now to look at today's weather--
It'll be a beautiful day, with lots of sunshine.
Expect afternoon highs in the upper 70s.
Clear overnight, with a light breeze, and lows in the upper 40s.
The extended forecast stays warm through the weekend, with the possibility of some showers.
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