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[Amherst-Murder]
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An Amherst woman is dead - her husband wounded - and their 15 year-old son charged with murder and malicious wounding.
Police have also charged the teen with use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Authorities say police found 41 year old Kathy M. Maddox and 39 year old John C. Maddox at the family's home in Amherst after receiving a call around 6-45 yesterday evening.
The suspect was stopped in a vehicle on Izaak Walton Road a short time later. He's being held at the Lynchburg Detention Facility without bond.



[11Abortion]


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In a 5-to-4 decision, the U-S Supreme Court overturned Nebraska's ban on so-called "partial birth" abortions yesterday.
The majority opinion says the ban violates women's constitutional rights by imposing an "undue burden" on their decisions to end pregnancies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Virginia's two year old ban is worded in almost the same way as Nebraska's.
Attorney General Mark Earley concedes it's likely to be overturned in the fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals, following yesterday's high court decision.
Abortion rights advocates say they're pleased-- but:
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[SOT 16:02:26 ]
[IN Q=The Parenthood]

((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THE NARROWNESS OF THAT RULING CERTAINLY GIVES US SOME CONCERN. ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT SCHOLARS SUGGEST AS MANY AS THREE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES MAY BE APPOINTED BY THE NEXT PRESIDENT. AND THIS COULD TURN AROUND IN A HEARTBEAT.))
[SOT 15:31:29]

((FIONA GIVENS/VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: ONE MIGHT THINK THAT THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN RATHER SLEEPY TO DATE. THIS WILL CERTAINLY GENERATE SOME SPARK.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Greenberg/Planned Parenthood of Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fiona Givens/Virginia Society for Human Life; :15]
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[OUT Q=some spark.]
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[SS=Mark Earley]


Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley is promising to write a new ban in a way he thinks will comply with the ruling.
He says he'll submit that to the 2000 General Assembly.

[Truck-Thefts]


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Two Georgia men have been arrested in connection with a string of tractor-trailer thefts in Rockbridge County.
The men were arrested last week at the Orchard Creek Auto Plaza in (ray-Phene) Raphine.
Investigators believe they were planning a tractor- trailer heist at the time of their arrest.
One of the men was also charged with the theft of a tractor trailer from the Lee Hi Travel Plaza back in March.



[11Crandall-Building]


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Local attorney Dan Crandall wants to bring the architecture of Greece to Roanoke - with his second attempt to have his law office downtown.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's a million- dollar Classic Greek structure that looks more like a courthouse than the courthouses now in use in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SOT 11:30:50]
[IN Q=We had a]

((WE HAD A GENTLEMAN COME BY HERE LAST WEEK AND ASKED IF THIS WAS THE NEW COURTHOUSE GOING UP.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Crandall/Attorney]
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[OUT Q=courthouse going up.]
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[VO-NAT]


Crandall poured 250-thousand dollars into renovating an office building at Third and Franklin a decade ago.
That one was demolished to add two lanes to Franklin Road.
The new office on Elm Avenue is supposed to be finished by late Summer.
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Turning to weather now...
Rain will continue through the morning, with some clearing later today.
Highs in the upper 70s.
Tonight looks mostly clear with lows in the 50s.
The five day forecast looks great through the holiday weekend....
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/30/00
Friday:

[SUPER=130-6/Jesse Witt/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-9/Chris Martin/Riner]



[SUPER=130-15/Niona Shelor/Dublin]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-37th/Guy & Louise Webb/Callaghan]



[SUPER=130-12/Lindsey Scott/Buena Vista]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Calvin & Bea Scott/Hardy]



[SUPER=130-8/Chris Smith/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-17/Kelly Shreve/Salem]


No Pictures:
Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-40th/Jr. & Mildred Law/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Paul & Twyla Ferguson/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/LaVern Moran/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Tyler Mass/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Christine Wilson/Brookneal]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Kevin & Susan Doyle/Snow Creek]





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[Pit-Bulls]


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A North Carolina man will have to pay a two- thousand- dollar fine for having 73- unlicensed pit bulls on his property in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT 99-58 1:56:58]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./April 12]

Tom Garner of Raleigh was cited for keeping unlicensed dogs following an April 12th raid. Police believe the dogs were being trained for fighting. The animals were found chained to trees and car axles. Garner told authorities he was raising the dogs to sell as pets.
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[Broughman]


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An act of self- defense....
That's what a Botetourt County man said was his reason for killing his brother.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger (Bruff-man) Broughman went to visit his brother Rocky even though he'd heard Rocky wanted to kill him. He says he wanted to make peace.
[SUPER=04-January 29;]

But then he shot Rocky six times as Rocky came out of his house toward the truck.
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[SOT 16:15:36]
[SOT 16:15:56]
[IN Q=He said I'm going]
((HE SAID I'M GOING TO KILL YOU MOTHERF-------- AND AS HE COME AROUND THE TRUCK HE REACHED BACK FOR HIS RIGHT HIP POCKE

T AND WHEN HE REACHED FOR HIS HIP POCKET .... BUTT BUTT BUTT I REACHED DOWN AND GRABBED MY PISTOL STUCK IT OUT THE WINDOW AND FIRED.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Broughman/Defendant;]
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[OUT Q=and fired]
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[VO-NAT]

Rocky never pulled his gun. And Rocky's neighbor says he was not angry at his brother the night before.
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[SOT 17:39:52]
[IN Q=He said]

((HE SAID I'M WORRIED ABOUT ROGER. HE SAID I'M WORRIED ABOUT HIM. HE'S MY BROTHER AND I LOVE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Marguerite Whitley/Victim's Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=and I love him]
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[VO-NAT]

A jury is expected to reach a verdict in this murder trial today.
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[11Johnson]


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Despite receiving a suspended sentence, a Roanoke man will still spend some time behind bars for killing a friend last year.
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[SOT 5:27:10]
[IN Q=I'd like to say to the Harris family]

((I'D LIKE TO SAY TO THE HARRIS FAMILY THAT I'M SORRY. I KNOW IT WON'T BRING DONALD BACK, BUT I DIDN'T KILL HIM IN MALICE. AND I'M TRULY SORRY.))
[SUPER=01-Francis Johnson/Defendant]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=and I'm truly sorry.]
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November;]


Francis Johnson had claimed self-defense, saying he pulled a knife on Donald Harris to protect himself during a fight.
Yesterday in Roanoke Circuit Court, Johnson entered a plea of no contest.
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[SOT 05:39:43]
[IN Q=We've talked to ]

((TOM BOWERS/PROSECUTOR: WE'VE TALKED TO THE FAMILY AND THEY'RE HEARTBROKEN OVER THIS BECAUSE THEY'VE LOST A SON AND A BROTHER AND BECAUSE THEY'VE LOST A FRIEND TOO. SO THERE ARE NO WINNERS IN THIS SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bowers/Prosecutor]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=no winners in this situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Johnson was convicted of second- degree murder. He was sentenced to twenty years in prison, with half of that time suspended.
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[Tucker]


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A lack of evidence led to charges being dropped against a Christiansburg police officer.
A Radford woman alleged Kevin Tucker sexually abused her during a November visit to her house.
The judge found the evidence lacking.
Tucker has been on paid suspension since the charge was filed.
His attorney said he expects the officer to be fully reinstated.

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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast...
Morning rain, but it should taper off by the afternoon.
Mostly clear tonight with lows in the 50s.
The five day forecast looks great through the holiday weekend....
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[Boy-Scouts]


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The U-S Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the First Amendment gives the Boy Scouts of America the right to exclude gay troop leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Bruce (Too-Tin) Tuten is a local scout executive who agrees with the five to four ruling issued yesterday.
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[SOT 03:25:14]
[IN Q=I think ]

((BRUCE TUTEN: I THINK IT WILL GO DOWN AS A LANDMARK CASE FOR MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO USE INDEFINITELY IN BEING ABLE TO SET STANDARDS FOR MEMBERSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Tuten/Scout Executive; :00]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=for membership.]
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[VO-NAT]


The case involved a New Jersey man who sued after he was expelled for being gay.
Sam Garrison is an openly gay attorney in Roanoke-- who's also a former boy scout and leader.
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[sot 03:33:26 ]
[in q= It's interesting]

((IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE ALSO THAT THE GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA DO NOT HAVE SUCH AN EXCLUSIONARY POLICY, SO I THINK THE GIRL SCOUTS ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, THE BOY SCOUTS ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Roanoke Attorney; ]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q= wrong track.]
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[vo-nat]
The justices said the First Amendment's guarantee of free expression and free association would be violated if the Boy Scouts were forced to accept gay leaders.
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[11Project-Life]


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A Southside County has a new tool to keep Alzheimer's patients safe - and at home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


It's called Project Lifesaver and Pittsylvania County is the first County in Virginia to have this program in place.
Officers say it will save lives.
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[SOT 3:23:41]
[IN Q=The importance of it]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THE IMPORTANCE OF IT IS THE TRANSMITTER. IT'S WORK AS A BRACELET OR ON THE ANKLE. IT'S BATTERY OPERATED AND IT EMITS A SIGNAL.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=emmits a signal.]
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[VO-NAT]


There are more than one hundred Alzheimer's patients living in Pittsylvania County.
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[11State-Fair]


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Henrico County may become a major tourist attraction with the new "State Fair Park".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ARE Video]


The Atlantic Rural Exposition's virtual tour entices fair-goers with a a nine-acre lake, food, rides and animal presentations.
If approved, the 320-acre site at the intersection of Interstates 295 and 64 will include a multi-lane access road for easy access to parking areas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Now we're building]

((NOW WE'RE BUILDING A YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITY CENTER, 250,000 SQUARE FEET OF INDOOR FURNISHED SPACE AND DESIGNING IT FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Otis Brown/ARE President]
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[OUT Q=of the public.]
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[VO-NAT]


County supervisors are concerned that the site may be better suited for housing or commercial use.
But Brown says "State Fair Park" will still generate the same tax revenue as commercial property without the educational costs of a housing development.
The State Fair committee plans to hold the 2002 fair at the new site.
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And finally this morning, here'a another look at the forecast.
Rain will linger through the morning, with some clearing expected this afternoon.
Mostly clear tonight, with light winds and lows in the 50s.
The five day forecast looks great through the holiday weekend....
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