[76-RMH-Smoke]

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No smoking signs are clearly marked at Roanoke Memorial Hospital-- but sometimes there are exceptions to the rules. Tonya Flory explains.
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[SUPER=01-Lucas Snipes/Hospital Director; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gregory Zachmann/Allergist; :29]
[SUPER=@Tonya1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Pat Deel/Allergic to Smoke; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=Health Check]

((Some patients at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital actually have permission to smoke -- a special doctor's order allowing them to light up in their hospital room. They say a hospital stay is not the time to quit cold turkey.
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[IN Q=If there's]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: IF THERE'S AN ADDICTION, LIKE TO NICOTINE IN THE HOSPITAL IS SOMETIMES IN A PHYSICIANS MIND NOT THE TIME TO GO THROUGH A WITHDRAWAL PROGRAM.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=withdrawal program.]

But for some allergy and asthma sufferers who come in contact with smoke --
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[IN Q=They can be]

((DR. GREGORY ZACHMANN/ALLERGIST: THEY CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING IF NOT TREATED.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=not treated]

Pat Deel wears a medic alert necklace that reads severe allergy to tobacco smoke. But it didn't protect her the day she had an attack after breathing second hand smoke in the hallway on the 10th floor at RMH.
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[IN Q=When a patient]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: WHEN A PATIENT IS SMOKING, WE MAKE SURE THE DOOR IS CLOSED, THE VENTILATION SYSTEM IS WORKING PROPERLY, WE ACTUALLY HAVE FILTERS THAT CAN BE USED IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS WHEN THAT'S NECESSARY.)) [RUNS:10]
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[IN Q=But there is]

((BUT THERE IS STILL A SLIGHT CRACK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE DOORS OF THE HOSPITAL ROOMS THAT COULD ALLOW SOME SMOKE, EVEN IN THE SMALLEST AMOUNTS TO SEEP INTO THE HALL EFFECTING ANYONE IN THE VICINITY.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=in the vicinity]
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[SOT tc 02:35:18]
[IN Q=And the door]

((PAT DEEL/ALLERGIC TO SMOKE: AND THE DOOR WAS CLOSED, BUT I'LL TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, IT DIDN'T STOP THE SMOKE.)) [RUNS:05]
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[IN Q=As we try to]

((LUCAS SNIPES/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: AS WE TRY TO AVOID HAVING PATIENTS SMOKE IN THE HOSPITAL PART OF OUR POLICY SAYS THAT WE WILL OFFER ALTERNATIVES SUCH AS THE PATCH AND SOME OF THE OTHER MEDICATIONS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=the other medications.]

Snipes says the hospital also makes exceptions for terminally ill patients, whose last enjoyment is to light up. Deel believes that final pleasure may be at the cost of someone else's health. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))




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It's a lesson that 30 incoming freshmen at Washington and Lee University will not learn in the classroom. Rather they are beginning their college careers in the Roanoke housing project instead of on campus.
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[VO-NAT]


These 30 college students are spending the last week of their summer vacation doing community service for a special orientation week sponsored by Total Action Against Poverty otherwise known as TAP.
It's a pioneer project that's teaching freshman about the real world before they start college.
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[SOT 21:29:17]
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((DONNA SEGURA/ROANOKE TAP DIRECTOR: THEY ARE GOING OUT INTO THE POOR NEIGHBORHOODS AND DOING SURVEYS, THEY ARE WORKING AT TLC, THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE VIRGINIA CARES PROJECT THAT WORKS WITH EX OFFENDERS THEY ARE GOING TO THE JAIL ON FRIDAY.))
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[Super=01-Donna Segura/Roanoke TAP Director;]
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[VO-NAT]

For a week the students live in public housing at the Melrose Towers. Organizers hope the program will make these students more responsible when they graduate and start their careers.

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Roanoke is making water available to people who need to water their lawns and gardens.
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[VO-NAT]
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You can fill water tanks at the New Hope well, located on Welcome Valley Road in South Roanoke.
The spigot is open 24 hours a day with a 300 gallon limit on each container.
Ronnie Wertz was filling up a tank for a customer who has a lot of money invested in her yard.
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[SOT 15:25:01]
[IN Q=if it weren't for this]

((RONNIE WERTZ/LANDSCAPER; IF IT WASN'T FOR THIS WATER HER YARD WOULD BE GONE, LOOKING AT ABOUT 120 THOUSAND GONE.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Wertz/Landscaper;]
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[VO-NAT]


In North Roanoke, you can fill water tanks at the Utility Line Services complex on Hollins Road.
That site is fed by a spring, and is open from 7-am to 3-pm.
The water is for irrigation only, it isn't suitable for drinking.
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..it'll be partly sunny with winds out of the northeast. Temperatures will stay in the low-to-mid 80's. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and temperatures a bit warmer with high's in the low-to mid 60's.


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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 9/3/99
Friday:

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[SUPER=130-12/Sheri Poff/Copper Hill]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-/Lois Jones/Winston-Salem, NC]



[SUPER=130-6/Taylor Patterson/Vinton]



[SUPER=130-7/Miranda Keyser/Covington]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-31/Larry Whitting/Snowsville]



[SUPER=131-/Gerald Kirk/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Chrissy Blankenship/Truevine]


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[4511Weeks]


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[GRAPHIC=Weeks Execution Stayed]


A Virginia execution has been halted by the nation's highest court.
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[Vo-Nat]
Twenty seven year old Lonnie weeks was scheduled to die last night for the shooting death of a state trooper.
[Super=03-Dale City/1993;]


In 1993 Weeks was pulled over on Interstate 95 in Dale City-
He fatally shot trooper Jose (ka-VAH-zose) Cavazos.
The Supreme Court will consider a question regarding a judge's instructions to the jury that sentenced Weeks.
Those arguments probably will be heard in December or January ... and a decision could come next summer.
The court action meant Governor Gilmore did not have to act on a clemency petition.
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The President of the Roanoke N-double-A-C-P has issued a public appeal to Timothy Buford to surrend to police.
Buford is a suspect in a murder last weekend at Easley's restaurant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Martin Jeffrey says tensions are running high and he wants to insure that Buford is apprehended without incident.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT- -WHETHER WE REALIZE IT OR NOT, THIS MAN IS A THREAT TO ALL OF US. TO THAT END WE ENCOURAGE HIM TO COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
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[OUT Q=to come forward.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police have already apprehended 15-year old Tremaine Richardson, in connection with the Easley's shooting.
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[4511Murder-For-Hire]


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State police may have prevented another murder.
Authorities have arrested 43-year old Larry James Perkins of Floyd County on a charge of solicitation to commit murder.
State police say Perkins wanted to hire some to kill his estranged wife for 20 thousand dollars. [4511Store-Assau

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A Bedford County Toys R US store may be facing a civil lawsuit.
A couple says their 7-year old daughter was allegedly assaulted by a store employee.
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Richard and Tammy Artutis (are-TOO-tis) say the employee thought their daughter Amanda was trying to shoplift and confronted her in the women's restroom.
The woman allegedly stuck her hand in Amanda's pants to search for concealed merchandise, but found nothing.
The Artutises have sworn out a criminal warrant and may also sue the store.
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[SOT 1:34:21]
[IN Q=To see that]

((RICHARD ARTUTIS/FATHER: TO SEE THAT THIS DON'T HAPPEN AGAIN ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE. THEY NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THE ACTIONS THEY TAKE WHEN THEY'RE IN THAT STORE. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE RECONSIDERED, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIX IT.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Artutis/Father]
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[OUT Q=have to fix it.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Toys R Us store manager told News7 that there was an incident Tuesday night but that "no" assault occurred.
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[4511WL-Students]


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Instead of beginning their freshman year on a college campus some Washington and Lee University students are starting their college career at a Roanoke Housing project.
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[VO-NAT]


30 teenagers are spending the last week of their summer vacation doing community service for a special orientation week sponsored by Total Action Against Poverty otherwise known as TAP.
It's a pioneer project that's teaching freshman about the real world before they start college.
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[SOT 21:29:17]
[INQ=]

((DONNA SEGURA/ROANOKE TAP DIRECTOR: THEY ARE GOING OUT INTO THE POOR NEIGHBORHOODS AND DOING SURVEYS, THEY ARE WORKING AT TLC, THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE VIRGINIA CARES PROJECT THAT WORKS WITH EX OFFENDERS THEY ARE GOING TO THE JAIL ON FRIDAY.))
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[VO-NAT]

For a week the students live in public housing at the Melrose Towers. Organizers hope the program will make these students more responsible when they graduate and start their careers.

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Taking another look at your Thursday forecast...
Partly sunny and breezy again today, with highs in the low to mid 80s.
Turning mostly cloudy by tonight, with a few widely scattered showers possible and lows in the lower 60s.


The extended forecast as we head into the long Labor Day weekend keeps a mix of clouds and sunshine around, with showers likely by Tuesday.
Highs in the 80s..lows in the 50s and 60s.


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[811Sinkhole]


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This summer's drought is blamed for a sinkhole that caused a huge backup on Interstate 81 near Harrisonburg.
The sinkhole developed around 1 yesterday afternoon stretching across both southbound lanes.
The end-result: a ten-mile southbound backup. The repair work is expected to last until noon today.



[811Well-Water]


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[GRAPHIC=Drought of 99]

Despite the drought conditions, the city of Roanoke has found a way to let you water your lawn and graden.
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The catch is, you have to go get the water and haul it home.
The city has a spigot available 24 hours a day at the New Hope well system on Welcome Valley Road.
You have to bring your own tank, and are limited to 300 gallons.
You can also fill water tanks at the Utility Line Services complex on Hollins Road between 7-AM and 3-PM.
The water is NOT suitable for drinking.
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The National Guard is responding to drought hot line request.
Today, the Virginia National Guard will begin distributing hay to drought-stricken farmers in Rockingham, Augusta and Albemarle counties. The state agriculture department has received 150 requests for hay since creating a drought hot line on August 26th. Only farmers who have lodged requests on the hot line will be eligible for the hay.


[86-Book-Bags]


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Students at one Martinsville school had one less school supply to buy this year- a bookbag.
Marya Jones has more on these new secruity measures.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Patrick Turner/8th Grade; VERY QUICK! :07]
[SUPER=01-Steven Spivey/8th Grade; QUICK! :09]
[SUPER=01-Holly Hines/8th Grade; QUICK :16]
[SUPER=01-Huong Doan/8th Grade; :31]
[SUPER=01-Ira Trollinger/Martinsville Superintendent; :39]
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[SUPER=01-Harry Davis/Principal; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Frances Hogg/French Teacher; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Martinsville.]


(( It was their third day walking the halls with a no- bookbag policy.
And kids at Martinsville Middle School were giving it mixed marks.
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((PATRICK TURNER/8TH GRADER: IT FEELS DIFFERENT. WEIRD.)) [RUNS:02]
[SOT 1:28:56 - 1:29:01]

((STEVEN SPIVEY/8TH GRADER: I LIKE IT A LOT. IT'S GOOD FOR SAFETY REASONS AND ISSUES FOR YOUR BACK. )) [RUNS:05]
[SOT 1:38:20 - :25]

((HOLLY HINES/7TH GRADER: WE DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE CARRYING AROUND ALL THESE BOOKS AND WE'VE GOT TWO TRAPPER KEEPERS WE HAVE TO USE, SO I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA. )) [RUNS:05]
There were NO reports of weapons brought into the middle school last year.
Still, the students came up with the idea, concerned that weapons could be smuggled in...
[SOT 1:27:55]

((STEVEN SPIVEY: USUALLY THEY HAVE TO HAVE IT IN THEIR BOOKBAGS, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T JUST CARRY IT AROUND, PEOPLE WILL SEE, SO YEAH, I THINK IT ELIMINATES THAT PROBLEM. )) [RUNS:07]
Administrators agreed that it was a good idea.
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((IRA TROLLINGER/SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE TRYING TO BE PREVENTIVE. WE DON'T WANT AN INCIDENT TO OCCUR AND REACT TO IT. WE'D REALLY LIKE TO TO TAKE PREVENTIVE STEPS TO START WITH.)) [RUNS:10]
Students keep a set of textbooks at home ... and one set stays in the classroom.
And girls can bring purses to school, but they have to be kept in their lockers all day.
[SOT 1:38:05 - :12]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: AND NOW WHAT STARTED OUT AS A SIMPLE SCHOOL SAFETY PRECAUTION IS STARTING TO HAVE SOME UNEXPECTEDLY GOOD SIDE EFFECTS.)) [RUNS:06]
Kids say it's lightened their load.
[SOT 1:27:04 - :08]

((HUONG DOAN/8TH GRADER: USUALLY, I'M LIKE THAT, HUNCHED OVER, CARRYING A BOOK BAG, SO I LIKE IT. )) [RUNS:04]
[SOT 1:37:08 - :12]

((HARRY DAVIS/PRINCIPAL: THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED MONDAY MORNING WERE THE STUDENTS COMING IN STANDING UP STRAIGHT. ))
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And you won't find teachers complaining either.
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((FRANCES HOGG/FRENCH TEACHER: IT IS A WONDERFUL POLICY BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TO STUMBLE WHEN I'M GOING UP AND DOWN THE AISLES TRYING TO CHECK ON THE STUDENTS' WORK.)) [RUNS:07]
This is a trial year for the ban on bookbags.
Administrators, parents and students will re-evaluate it as they go.
But, for now, it's taking security concerns off administrators' minds ... and a load of students' shoulders.
MJN7, Martinsville.))

[811School-Radio]


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New safety school measures in some local schools came in a form of a gift.
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[VO-NAT]


Ericsson gave 54 schools in Lynchburg and Amherst and Bedford counties emergency communications radios.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The portable devices are linked to the area's regional radio system and will give schools instant access to police, fire, and rescue without having to use phones.
The radios can also be used to notify schools of bad weather.
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Let's take one more look at the Thursday forecast this morning...
Partly sunny today, with a northeast breeze.
Highs this afternoon of 80 to 85.
Clouding up by tonight, with a few widely scattered showers possible.
Lows in the lower 60s....lows falling into the low 50s in West Virginia.
The extended outlook will keep some clouds around...with scattered showers likely by Tuesday.
Highs in the 80s...lows in the 50s and 60s.


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