[7Train-Fatality]

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A man was killed Sunday in Wytheville when he was struck by a train.
Police say 32- year old Jeffrey Keith Hall died shortly before midnight Sunday.
The conductor reportedly saw something laying between the tracks and hit the brakes but it was too late.
The train, which was traveling about 35- miles per hour, was pulling 85 cars.
Police say they don't know if alcohol was involved.

[7S-Humphries]


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The murder trial of a retired Covington businessman continues today in Putnam County, West Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Covington/September 1998;]


Carrol Eugene Humphries is accused of hiring two hit men to kill Billy Ray Abshire in 1976.
Humphries later married Abshire's wife, Kitty, who is also charged in the murder.
The case was moved out of Greenbrier County because of pre-trial publicity.
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[7E-Gray]


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The Franklin County man whose rollback wrecker killed two people last January will not spend any time in jail.
In fact, he is now his company's safety and training coordinator.
Tina Tenret has the latest.
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(( Michael Gray was driving a rollback wrecker on Route 220 when he looked down at his clipboard, smashed into a car and pushed it under a school bus.
Eight year old Emily Sturgill and her grandmother Jeri Gillespie were killed.
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((IF THERE WERE EVER ANY WAY FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND I WOULD NEVER HAVE HURT ANYONE FOR ANY REASON YOU MIGHT FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO FORGIVE ME.)) [RUNS:08]
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A judge sentenced Gray to 200 hours community service and a thousand dollar fine but suspended a year's jail time.

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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES HAVE FILED A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT AGAINST BOTH GRAY AND HIS COMPANY BUT, THROUGH THEIR LAWYERS, THEY ASKED NOT TO BE CONTACTED. EMILY WOULD HAVE TURNED NINE TODAY. TINA TENRET NEWS7 )) [RUNS:13]
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[7S-Moonshine-Forfeiture]


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Moonshine makers continue to feel the heat - from a government crackdown.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./February 27, 1998]


The feds filed papers in court to seize the home of Jason Stanley... where police found a four-pot still and 600 gallons of untaxed liquor.
It's also where Stanley shot and killed his brother, Scott, last year.
JASON Stanley is serving time for manslaughter.
The government notes Stanley paid 77-thousand dollars for the property in 1995. He got a bank loan without listing a job or any source of income.
In less than two years, he had paid off the loan, in cash.
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The government's also going after Ralph Hale's much more elaborate holdings... including half a dozen parcels of land, several of which are 100 acres or more- -plus mutual funds, C-D's and numerous vehicles.

[7E-Power-Conservation]


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Even though the worst of the heat wave is over for now - American Electric Power says you should keep using energy "wisely."
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Yesterday the power company turned off the lights at its Roanoke headquarters and asked consumers to do the same.
AEP feared high temperatures across its entire seven-state region would strain the system.
But the company says so many people responded ... using less electricity ... that now the emergency is over.
Still ... AEP says higher temperatures could come back... and it's a good idea to keep conserving.
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Taking a look at today's weather...it'll be mostly sunny with soem light winds high's in the low-to-mid 90's. Tonight will be mostly clear with temps in the upper 60's-to-lower 70's. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with isolated storms temops will drop to the mid 80's. Tomorrow night looks to be partly cloudy with a chance of storms, temps in the mid 60's.


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/28/99
Wednesday:

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[455-Drowning]


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A late night swim ends with the drowning of a guest at a Roanoke motel.
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Twenty-year old Lian D. Lin was discovered in the pool at the Quality Inn near the Civic Center Sunday night.
He was unconscious, and died later at a local hospital.
Investigators are calling it an accident.
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Meantime, a 9-year old boy's condition is improving, after he almost lost his life Friday in the pool at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Justin Moon's condition was upgraded last night from critical to serious at the U-V-A Medical Center.
Lynchburg Hospital officials say the boy was swimming without adult supervision, which is against hospital policy.

[45E-New-River]


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Folks in the New River Valley are learning the bonuses living near one of the 14 designated American Heritage Rivers.
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It's been a year since the nation's oldest river received this distinction.
"Heritage Rivers" get top priority when it comes to government resources for development and preservation.
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Congressman Rick Boucher held a conference for nearly 200 community leaders yesterday to let them know how to utilize these resources.
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((AND SO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WILL BE ENHANCED, THE PRESERVATION OF OUR RESOURCES WILL BE ADVANCED, AND OUR TOURISM ECONOMY WILL BE EXPANDED.))
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Over 300 programs have been developed with localities as a result of the Heritage Rivers Initiative.
The designation carries no restrictions or regulations for private landowners, and program participation is voluntary.
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[45E-Va-Tech]


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More students than ever are applying to Virginia Tech, meaning it's now hard to get in.
Kate Weidaw explains.
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((As the new freshmen at Virginia Tech start their orientation for the upcoming school year-- the undergraduate admissions office is flooded with more and more applications each school year. The increase in applicants has led the university to up its standards-- excluding many students who previously would have been accepted.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN/DIR. UNDERGRADUATE ADM.: THIS GROUP OF STUDENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN ONES WE OFFERED TO IN THE PAST BUT BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED COMPETETIVNESS IN OUR ENROLLMENT POOL WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE SPACE FOR THEM.))
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The crunch for space has led the admissions department to ask potential students to attend a different school for a semester and start up at Tech in the Spring.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN/UNDERGRADUATE ADM. DIR: DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATED AND ARE OUT ON COOP SO WE HAVE SPACE.))
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Vera Morgan, an incoming freshman, is happy the school is being so selective with the new class.
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((VERA MORGAN/INCOMING FRESHMAN: IT'S GOOD TO BE IN A COLLEGE WHERE YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET A GOOD EDUCATION AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO COME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.))
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Some students at Virinigia Tech say they've seen a difference in the student body over the past few years.
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((HIDESHI ISHIKWA/VA TECH JUNIOR: IT'S DEFINITELY GETTING MORE COMPETITIVE HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY STUDENTS THEY HAVE TO BE MORE SELECTIVE.))
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The admissions department doesn't want to discourage people from applying but wants to remind applicants that it's not where you start school, but where you get your degree. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))

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Time again to check out the Tuesday forecast...
Turning mostly sunny today, with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows around 70.
Looking ahead to the next five days...partly cloudy, with spotty thunderstorms possible.
Highs around 90...lows in the upper 60s.



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[8Lee-Mural]


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After ongoing controversy, a final decision has been made on Robert E- Lee mural.
The late night vote came after six hours of public comment last night. With a six to three vote the mural WILL go back up at the city's new Canal Walk.
The revised image of Lee, along with some new black figures from Richmond history, was championed by Mayor Tim Kaine.
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((I THINK ROBERT E. LEE IS AN INCREDIBLY INSTRUCTIONAL PERSON. THE LESSONS ARE NOT PLEASANT. BUT HE WAS A MAN OF MANY VIRTUES WHO MADE AN ABSOLUTELY MONSTROUS AND HUGE MORAL ERROR IN HIS LIFE.))
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((YOUR DEFENSE OF YOUR PAPER IS DISINGENUOUS, BECAUSE IF LEE IS NOT UP ON YOUR WALL, HE'S EVERY DAMN WHERE ELSE AROUND HERE! AND SO WE CAN LEARN ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEE FROM THE BIGGEST STATUE IN THE CITY, TO HIS NAME EMBLAZONED ON EVERYTHING THAT DON'T MOVE!))
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Sa'ad El-Amin said he thought he was throwing Council "a bone" with his proposal to take ALL the murals down from the flood wall.
He said that meant that NO African- American figures would be going up, so neither race would be glorified over the other.
His proposal failed.

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The vote on a new contract for striking shipyard workers in Newport News has been delayed until Friday.
Orginially scheduled to vote today, the steelworkers union delayed the ratification vote so more copies of the proposed contract could be distributed to members.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 25]


The vote will either end a 16-week strike, or send the union and company back to the bargaining table to try again.
A simple majority is needed for ratification.
The tentative agreement was reached after a week of almost nonstop federally mediated talks last Friday, but some union members said they were disappointed with the proposed raise and the length of the deal.
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[8Pool-Accident]


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The 9-year old boy that almost drown in the Lynchburg General Hospital Pool over the weekend is in better condition.
Justin Moon's condition was upgraded from critical to serious at the U-V-A Medical Center.
Lynchburg Hospital officials say the boy was swimming without adult supervision, which is against hospital policy.


[8E-Jimmy-Gilmore]


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Sadly a local man did not live to recieve his recogination.
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[99-11 1:04:16]
But Jimmy Gilmore's 5-year-old daughter was on hand last night to receive a commemorative print designating her father a hero.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 18]


Gilmore died in May - after saving the life of a woman he barely knew.
He was in the New River when he saved the life of Jennie Preston.
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Last month Montgomery County's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution honoring Gilmore as a hero.
Supervisors say they wanted to give something to his daughter - Jayme (Jamie) - to remember her father's heroic actions.

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With the worst of the heat wave over, American Electric Power ask that you continue to be conscience of using power


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday the power company turned off the lights at its Roanoke headquarters and asked consumers to do the same.
AEP feared high temperatures across its entire seven-state region would strain the system.
But the company says so many people responded ... using less electricity ... that now the emergency is over.
Still ... AEP says higher temperatures could come back... and it's a good idea to keep conserving.
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[8WEATHER]


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Shifting gears now to weather...
Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm again today, with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows near 70.
As for the rest of the week...partly cloudy skies with the possibility of scattered afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs around 90...lows in the upper 60s.
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