[7Aircraft-Landing]

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Some scary moments for the pilot of an ultralight aircraft-- he had to make an emergency landing last night after losing power.
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It happened in Floyd County in the Willis Area.
42 year old Walter Ray Turman was flying the ultra light when he experienced engine problems.
He tried to avoid a house while landing and ran into power lines.
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No one was injured.
But power was cut to a few homes in the area.

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One man says he's standing up for Roanoke drivers who get stuck in downtown rush-hour traffic because of trains running through the city.
As Kate (WHY-daw) Weidaw reports-- he's taken his mission to City Council.
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((DAVID LAWHORN:EVERYBODY'S STRESSED OUT TRYING TO GO HOME FROM WORK AND THERE'S A TRAIN RUNNING THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY))
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Roanoke resident David Lawhorn delivers pizza and is annoyed with Norfolk Southern running trains during rush hour traffic.
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((DAVID LAWHORN: IT'S VERY HARD AT MY JOB WHEN I'M TRYING TO RUN A DELIVERY AND A TRAIN IS BLOCKING ME THIS WAY AND THERE'S A TRAIN BLOCKING ME THAT WAY.))
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So he went before Roanoke city council to ask for a change.
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((DAVID LAWHORN: I'M ASKING THE CITY THAT THEY WOULD ASK N&W AND MAKE A LAW THAT OPPOSE THAT THEY CAN'T RUN BETWEEN 3 AND 6 I DON'T THINK IT'S TO HARD.))
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After city council heard Lawhorn's complaints, Roanoke's Mayor asked the city manager to check into what Norfolk Southern can do to address traffic concerns. But Norfolk Southern says it doesn't schedule trains on a daily basis - instead they run when they are loaded and ready to go. Lawhorn says he plans to keep fighting until something is done.
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((DAVID LAWHORN: IF I DON'T GET ANY SATISFACTION I'LL GO AGAIN, AND IF I DON'T GET ANY SATISFACTION NEXT TIME I'LL GO AGAIN, THEY'LL GET TIRED OF LOOKING AT MY FACE AFTER A WHILE.))
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Lawhorn says he's not just doing this for himself - he's fighting for all Roanoke drivers. Kate Weidaw, News 7 Roanoke.))

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Plans for redevelopment in the Gainsboro neighborhood continue to generate controversy for Roanoke City Council.


Yesterday, council members got an earful as they delayed action on two projects, and approved funding for another.
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After more than a decade of disagreements and distrust, improvements to Henry Street are on the brink of becoming a reality.
But problems remain, and they flared up again as council prepared to vote on street improvements and a multi-million dollar parking garage.
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((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND IF THEY HAVE THE PERCEPTION THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN FAIR, NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH I BELIEVE WE'VE BEEN FAIR, THAT PERCEPTION IS GOING TO BE THERE. AND IT'S NOT GOING TO ONLY BE THERE THIS YEAR. IT'S GOING TO BE THERE NEXT YEAR. AND IT'S GOING TO BE THERE TEN YEARS FROM NOW. IT'S GOING TO BE THERE 20 YEARS FROM NOW.))
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Council delayed a vote on the two projects until September to give residents more time to review the city manager's proposal.
Council did appropriate 375 thousand dollars toward the cost of a new office building in Gainsboro.
That figure was half of what the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation had requested, but leaders of the group say they remain confident the project will move forward.


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Now taking a look at your Tuesday forecast...it'll be mostly sunny with light winds out of the west. Temperatures will creep in to the low-to-mid 90's. Tonight looks be clear skies with light winds. Temperatures will stay in the upper 60's. The extended forecast looks...


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[45E-Pitts-Murder]


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A man is being held with bond in the Pittsylvania county in connecting with the stabbing death of his friend.
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37-year old Troy Anthony Potter is charged in the murder of Kelvin Blake Keen.
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Deputies say it happened inside Potter's mobile home Sunday night after an argument.
Keen was stabbed once in the chest.
Deputies arrested Potter after they found him hiding in the woods near his home.
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Testimony continues today in the drug trial that accuses an inmate of trafficking drugs inside the Bland County prison.
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Michael Fulcher claims the Bland Prison was full of corruption.
The prosecutor says one of the guards brought in marijuana in a red and white Igloo cooler.
Fulcher says Corrections Officer Billy King was his "gopher."
Once the marijuana was sold to inmates, the proceeds allegedly went to Fulcher's Mother, ETHEL... through a number of different post office boxes.
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The trial is expected to last two weeks.

[45Aircraft-Landing]


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The pilot of an ultra light aircraft had to make an emergency landing last night after losing power.
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It happened in Floyd County in the Willis Area.
42 year old Walter Ray Turman was flying the ultra light when he experienced engine problems.
He tried to avoid a house while landing and ran into power lines.
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No one was injured.
But power was cut to a few homes in the area.

[45E-School-Security]


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On the same day students returned to Columbine high in Colorado, Governor Gilmore unveiled a program in hopes of keeping such violence out of Virginia's schools.
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A seminar was held yesterday afternoon at New River Community College in Dublin as part of the "4 Safe Virginia" program.
One goal of the program is to train secretaries, custodians, and cafeteria workers to detect signs of trouble.
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((VON YOST/SECRETARY: I THINK IT'S BEEN VERY INTERESTING, I'VE LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS THAT MOST OF US HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF, SUCH AS WHERE WEAPONS COULD BE HID AND WHAT ARE WEAPONS.))
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Sergeant Lars Hermann led yesterday's seminar.
He says school support personnel should be trained because students view them differently than a teacher or a principal, and are less likely to mask their behavior around them.
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[45E-VMI]


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It was back to the classroom yesterday for students at Virginia Military.
And as students returned, superintendent Josiah Bunting's answered questions about the state review of his discretionary account.
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State Police officials have completed a review the Superintendent's 100-thousand dollar account, which was used to buy gifts and a retirement party.
The account is NOT funded by tax dollars but IS subject to state guidelines.
This is what Bunting had to say about the probe.
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((MAJ. GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; MY CONCERN AT VMI ALWAYS HAS BEEN TO ADVANCE WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE THE BEST INTERESTS OF VMI AND SOLELY THAT.))
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The Commonwealth's Attorney is now reviewing the case.
Bunting welcomed 432 new students into the ranks yesterday.
29 women were expected, about the same as the past two years.
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[45S-Hair-Donation]


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The first day at the Institute meant buzz cuts for the men and very short haircuts for the women.
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Lara Tyler of Richmond came to campus with long blond hair.
She arranged to have it donated to an organization that weaves wigs for cancer patients.
Tyler says she did it because she "wasn't going to be using it any more"
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Here's another look at today's forecast...
Mostly sunny skies today, with a warm westerly breeze and afternoon highs in the low to mid 90s.
Staying clear overnight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The five day outlook features some cooler temperatures after a cold front moves through....clouding up tomorrow with scattered showers possible by Thursday.
Highs in the 80s and 90s...lows in the 60s.


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[8Trains-Traffic]


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Your pizza is suppose to be delivered in thirty minutes, but for one delivery man it's becoming increasing difficult because of traffic-jams.
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Roanoke resident David Lawhorn is tired of being held up by Norfolk Southern trains.
But N-S says it doesn't schedule trains on a daily basis - instead they run when they are loaded and ready to go.

So Lawhorn went before Roanoke city council last night to ask for a change.
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((DAVID LAWHORN: I'M ASKING THE CITY THAT THEY WOULD ASK N&W AND MAKE A LAW THAT OPPOSE THAT THEY CAN'T RUN BETWEEN 3 AND 6 I DON'T THINK IT'S TO HARD.))
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After city council heard Lawhorn's complaints, Mayor David Bowers asked the city manager to check into what Norfolk Southern can do to address traffic concerns.
Lawhorn says he's not just doing this for himself - he's fighting for all Roanoke drivers.
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University of Virginia Medical Center is being sued by a Roanoke couple and a Charlottesville woman over a dead baby mixup.
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David and Mistie Huffman said they were almost sent home with the remains of Wendy Conley's baby rather than those of their own one-month-old daughter.
The mix-up occurred in March 1998.
A hospital official discovered the mistake before the Huffmans left the parking lot.
The couple and Conley have filed separate lawsuits, each seeking half a million dollars in damages.
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Some doctors have decided to sever two-year ties with the Carilion Health System.
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Two internists from Carilion Internal Medicine are parting ways with the group in Jefferson Plaza.
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((HUGH THORNHILL/CARILION HEALTHCARE CORP: IT'S NOT A PATIENT CARE ISSUE, IT'S REALLY MORE OF A RELATIONSHIP ISSUE BETWEEN US AND THEM, AND OUR BUSINESS PLAN, WHERE WE WANT TO GO AND WHERE THEY WANT TO GO.))
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The doctors will still have Carilion service privileges, but Thornhill suspects the doctors will end up back in private practice.
Carilion administrators have not made up their minds on whether to close to practice completely.
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As the drought persist, another county is forced to seek disaster relief assistance for its farmers.
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Campbell County supervisors declared yesterday their county an agricultural disaster area, and have passed that along to the governor's office.
Officials estimate the county's farmers will lose more than six million dollars in crops and livestock this year as a result of the drought.
Most of that loss has been in the hay and pasture fields, which have dried up in the prolonged heat.
Farmers have been using LAST year's hay crop to feed their cattle.
A federal disaster declaration would make the area eligible for low- interest emergency loans.
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The drought conditions has also affected the southern part of Henry County. They are the latest to face water restrictions.
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About three-thousand customers of the Marrowbone Creek water plant are being told to cut back their water use.
The creek is at seventy-five percent below its normal level.
That means no watering lawns and gardens or filling swimming pools- among other things.
Henry County officials say that they're already seeing good results from voluntary water restrictions last week.
But, it'll take rain... and lots of it... to get the water level back up to where it should be.
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((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY: WE COULD USE... AND NOT JUST HENRY COUNTY, IT'S EVERYBODY... THREE OR FOUR DAYS OF GOOD, SOLID SATURATION. AND WHEN YOU GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AT NIGHT, IT'S A GOOD THING TO THROW IN AND ASK FOR, BECAUSE WE SURE COULD USE IT.))
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Henry County is making arrangements to buy more water from Martinsville to get through the drought.
Officials say if the situation gets any worse, they'll ask businesses to cut back on water use, too.

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Taking a break from the news to check weather...
Skies turning mostly sunny today, with unseasonably warm high temperatures in the low to mid 90s.
Clear overnight, with a light breeze and lows falling into the upper 60s.
The extended forecast promises more cloud cover tomorrow and scattered showers toward the end of the work week.

Highs in the 80s and 90s...lows in the 60s.
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