[7-Body-Found]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-42]
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Police are investigating a body found in Roanoke County's Green Hill Park.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Roanoke County police say a woman's body was discovered around 4 yesterday afternoon in a remote area of the park..
Investigators sealed off the park for more than five hours while they examined the scene. They say the woman died of a gunshot wound .. Detectives say they ARE following up on leads, right now they do NOT suspect foul play.
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[SOT 7:43:45 - 7:43:52]
[IN Q=We are...]

((DETECTIVE CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WE ARE IN FACT STILL IN A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION, HOWEVER IT DOES APPEAR THE GUN SHOT WAS SELF INFLICTED.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Nielsen/Roanoke Co. Police;]
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[OUT Q=self-inflicted.]
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[VO-NAT]

An autopsy is expected to be performed today. The woman's name has not been released.
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[7-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC20:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Deliberations continue this morning in the trial of a 16-year-old accused of killing her 80-year-old grandfather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville;]


Robin Lee Martin is being tried as an adult in the shooting of John Mesics (MEZ-icks) -- the grandfather who helped raise her.
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./July 1999;]


Prosecutors say Martin shot him in the face in July 1999, as he slept in his Carroll County home.
Her best friend testified that Martin and Mesics frequently disagreed about her friends and lifestyle. She said Martin began talking about killing him after he yelled at her to get off the phone.
But a contrite Martin testified that he had verbally abused her and that her friends pressured her into the killing.
She said she consumed drugs and beer that night ... and intended only to SCARE her grandfather with the shotgun.
Martin was being treated for depression and mental illness.
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[7-County-Teachers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:41:09]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]

Roanoke County's Early Retirement Incentive Program is getting another look by the school board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Yesterday afternoon, teachers and school retirees gathered at Cave Spring High School to talk about changes that would affect their supplemental benefits.
The President of the Roanoke County Education Association says teachers are upset and disappointed, but Kitty Boitnott says the group is still reviewing the issue.
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[SOT 00:00:21]
[IN Q=We're still in the collection mode]

((KITTY BOITNOTT/RCEA PRESIDENT: WE'RE STILL IN THE COLLECTION MODE AS FAR AS GETTING AS MUCH INFORMATION AS WE CAN. THE SCHOOL BOARD HASN'T MADE A FINAL DECISION. THEY ARE STILL TWEAKING WHATEVER PLAN THEY'VE BEEN CONSIDERING, AND SO WE'RE WANTING TO SEE WHAT THEIR FINAL RECOMMENDATION WILL BE.))
[SUPER=01-Kitty Boitnott/Roanoke Co. Education Assoc.;]
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[OUT Q=what their final recommendation will be.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Tuesday Night]


School Board Chairman Jerry Canada says the board is trying to address teachers' concerns, and he does expect some changes in the proposal.
He says it's likely that school officials will hold another briefing on the subject within the next two weeks.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
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Taking a moment now to check the Thursday forecast--
Partly sunny and windy today with highs in the mid 40s.

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[45-Salem-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC14:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man who alledgedly kidnapped his wife and three children is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Roanoke today.
Meanwhile, there's some new information about the abduction that happened in Salem two weeks ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/November 16]


It started on Parkdale Drive.
According to an F-B-I affidavit, Kimberly Powell said Glenn Powell continually threatened to kill her as they drove to Maryland.
When they got there, he took their nine-year old son in with him to register for a room at an Extended Stay America.
In the morning, Kimberly says Glenn sent her to wash some clothes, but kept the nine-year old with him.
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When she returned to the room, she convinced him to let her take all three children, because she said he had the keys to the van, money and baby supplies.
She went to the front desk and told the manager she'd been kidnapped.


[45-Fire-L'Burg]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC30:50]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

A kerosene heater in being blamed for starting a fire that damaged a Lynchburg home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Firefighters were called to this home on H Street around 6:15 last night.
Authorities say the elderly occupant had problems lighting a space heater in a bedroom.
She returned to the room a few minutes later to find it engulfed in flames.
The woman escaped safely, but crews spent a half hour bringing the fire under control.
It was just last week that the home next door caught fire.
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[45-Holiday-Stress]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC29:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A warning this morning, shopping can be hazardous to your health...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Shopping is just one of many stress factors people deal with during the holiday season-
And that can take its toll on your body.
[SOT8:44]
[IN Q=It does begin to break]

((SUSAN HIGHFILL/LEWIS GALE MED. CTR. COUNSELOR: IT DOES BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AS THAT HAPPEN ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS CAN DEVELOP))
[SUPER=01-Susan Highfill/Lewis-Gale Counselor;]
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[OUT Q=can developed]
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[VO-NAT]


Exercise and meditation are just a few ways to relieve stress -- and deep breathing can also calm the body.
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[SOT 13:44]
[IN Q=Another critical element]

((ANOTHER CRITICAL ELEMENT IS GETTING PLENTY OF REST, WE KNOW WE NEED EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP EACH NIGHT AND MAKING SURE YOU DO THAT AROUND THE SAME TIME JUST REGULARITY IS REALLY IMPORTANT))
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[OUT Q=really important]
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[VO-NAT]


Some signs of stress include headache, indigestion, and fatigue.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Turning to the forecast now--
Hold on to your hats today....windy with partly sunny.
Highs this afternoon near 45.

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[8-Franklin-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC51:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Virginia Tech pathologist will examine the remains of a dog that Franklin County authorities believe was tortured to death.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The deerhound was found dead and mutilated Tuesday in a neighbor's yard. A veterinarian says the dog died from a blunt trauma to her left side. Investigators think someone tortured the animal and say the dog was cleanly skinned after she died. They're counting on a Virginia Tech pathologist to examine the dog's organs and say exactly how she was killed. Results are due Monday.
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[8-Botetourt-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=500-18 TC1:18:29]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal accident]


A collision with another vehicle claims the life of an 88- year- old woman in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Police say Neatie Gish was turning left from the Minute Market onto Alternate Route 220 yesterday. 35-year-old Sharon Coleman was driving a pickup truck on Route 220 and could not stop in time. Police say she was barely injured and will not be charged with a crime. Both women were wearing seatbelts.
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[8-NS-buyouts]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:19:11]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Another major buyout offer from Norfolk Southern--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A company-wide letter went out to some non-union employees Tuesday, offering early retirement to employees 53 and older.
Some 870 employees are eligible, roughly 18 percent of the company's non-union workforce.
The move lowers the non-union retirement age from 55 to 53.
The program allows some employees to add three years to their length of service and three years to their age in calculating their pension.
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[8-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC18:55]
[GRAPHIC=Earley]


It's Campaign 2001 for Republican attorney General Mark Earley in his bid for Governor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After a Richmond kick-off, Earley's first stop was the Farm Bureau annual meeting in Roanoke.
Afterwards, he picked up the endorsement of local Republican leaders from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Botetourt County.

Earley is a member of the N-double-A-C-P, and has made racial reconciliation a major campaign theme.
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[SOT 09:47:27]
[IN Q=Virginia was the great]

((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: VIRGINIA WAS THE GREAT ENTRY POINT OF THE TRIUMPH OF SELF-GOVERNMENT. THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES BECAME THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE LONGEST CONTINUOUSLY MEETING BODY IN THE FREE WORLD. JAMESTOWN VIRGINIA WAS ALSO THE ENTRY POINT OF THE TRAGEDY OF HUMAN BONDAGE. SO MY POINT IS VIRGINIA AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A VERY CLEAR STATEMENT TO THE WORLD ABOUT RECONCILIATION.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
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[OUT Q=about reconciliation.]
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[VO-NAT]


A two week bus tour will take Earley's new campaign across Virginia.
He faces off against Lieutenant Governor John Hager for the Republican nomination.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Turning our attention now to weather--
Partly sunny and windy with highs in the mid 40s.
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