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Despite numerous tips, Roanoke police haven't caught a man accused of murder.
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Roanoke City Police say they've been receiving tips on the whereabouts of Earl Allen Hale.
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He's suspected of gunning down his ex- girlfriend, Charlene Ramsey, at a local business last week.

Hale was indicted - based on information from the surviving witness, Rodney Basham, who was also shot in the attack at Hot Rods Car Care.
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But the tips haven't led them to Hale - and authorities are still asking for anyone with information
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
to leave detailed tips on the city's crimeline at...344-8500.
(XXXXXXX)





[7-SOL-Hearings]


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The Standards of Learning tests come under the microscope today. Hearings are scheduled in several Virginia cities for public comment on proposed changes in the history and social science S-O-Ls. A handful of committees, mostly made up of teachers, recommend rewriting the history curriculum from kindergarten to 12th grade. The proposed changes are designed to address concerns that the 19-95 standards were too broad and failed to reflect cultural diversity. The state Board of Education could vote on the changes next month.





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A Gretna man was killed in a Pittsylvania County accident. State Police say the single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after midnight Sunday, about a mile East of Route 762.
Police say 38-year-old James Foster Osborne the Third was traveling west bound on Route 764 when his Pontiac Grand Am ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
Authorities believe alcohol DID play a role in the crash.






[7-Clement]


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Virginia's attorney general race could be expanding today, as Danville Democrat Whitt Clement is expected to toss his hat into the ring. Clement says he's raised almost a half million dollars during a month-long exploratory campaign.
Clement has served Danville for 13 years in the House of Delegates. Also seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general is Richmond-area Delegate Don McEachin (``muh-KEECH'-in'') and Roanoke Senator John Edwards.

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Members of the General Assembly will return to Richmond on Wednesday for their so-called ``short session.'' In odd-numbered years, lawmakers meet for 46 days ... compared to 60 day-sessions during even-numbered years. Despite the tighter schedule this year, the Assembly is expected to consider more than 3,000 bills and resolutions. The biggest item, mid-course corrections to the state's two-year budget.


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Taking a break from the news now to check the Monday forecast--
Rain early, then changing to snow by afternoon.
Highs near 40...


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Tuesday:

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[SUPER=130-/Robbie Taylor/Dublin]



[SUPER=130-/56/Patty Robbins/Big Stone Gap]



[SUPER=130-9/Caitlyn Powell/Roanoke]



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A three count indictment was handed up last week against Tony Mancuso, the former General Manager for the Roanoke Express. The indictment charges Mancuso and his former assistant James Higginbotham with embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretenses, and grand larceny. All of the allegations stem from the 1998-99 season.
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Head Coach Perry Florio was an assistant while Mancuso was the General Manager. Florio says at the time, he didn't realize Mancuso was allegedly making trade out arrangements intended for the benefit of the team that winded up being used for Mancuso's personal use. Florio says perks given to the staff and players weren't a sign that business was booming.
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((PERRY FLORIO: PROMISES WERE MADE TO SPONSORS AND BUSINESSES AND THEN NOTHING WAS EVER GIVEN TO THEM OR FOLLOWED THROUGH, AND I THINK THAT HURT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR FRANCHISE.))
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Now Florio says the past bills are catching up with the team.
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((PERRY FLORIO: WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO REPAY BILLS AND PLAY CATCH UP, ATTENDANCE IS DROPPING ITS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, LESS PEOPLE ARE COMING AND NOW WE OWE MORE MONEY.))
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Meanwhile, Mancuso's attorney says he's "outraged" by the allegations in the three count indictment.

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Tips haven't helped police catch a Roanoke man accused of murder.
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke City Police say they've been receiving tips on the whereabouts of Earl Allen Hale.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]


He's suspected of gunning down his ex- girlfriend, Charlene Ramsey, at a local business last week.

Hale was indicted - based on information from the surviving witness, Rodney Basham, who was also shot in the attack at Hot Rods Car Care.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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But the tips haven't led them to Hale - and authorities are still asking for anyone with information
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS 4755 ESSC]
to leave detailed tips on the city's crimeline at...344-8500.
(XXXXXXX)





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Danville Democrat Whitt Clement is expected to announce his candidacy for the attorney general race today. Clement says he's raised almost a half million dollars during a month-long exploratory campaign.
Clement has served Danville for 13 years in the House of Delegates. Also seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general is Richmond-area Delegate Don McEachin (``muh-KEECH'-in'') and Roanoke Senator John Edwards.

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Let's check the back-to-work forecast now--
Expect rain early, then it'll change to snow.
Early high temperatures near 40...then temperatures will fall throughout the day.


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[8-Hale]


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A Roanoke murder suspect is still at large, despite tips given to police.
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke City Police say they've been receiving tips on the whereabouts of Earl Allen Hale.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]


He's suspected of gunning down his ex- girlfriend, Charlene Ramsey, at a local business last week.

Hale was indicted - based on information from the surviving witness, Rodney Basham, who was also shot in the attack at Hot Rods Car Care.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

But the tips haven't led them to Hale - and authorities are still asking for anyone with information
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS 4755Essc]
to leave a detailed message on the city's crimeline at...344-8500.
(XXXXXXX)





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The public will get a chance to weigh in on changes to the Standards of Learning tests. Hearings are scheduled in several Virginia cities for public comment on proposed changes in the history and social science S-O-Ls. A handful of committees, mostly made up of teachers, recommend rewriting the history curriculum from kindergarten to 12th grade. The proposed changes are designed to address concerns that the 19-95 standards were too broad and failed to reflect cultural diversity. The state Board of Education could vote on the changes next month.





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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Gretna man is dead following an accident in Pittsylvania county. State Police say the single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after midnight Sunday, about a mile East of Route 762.
Police say 38-year-old James Foster Osborne the Third was traveling westbound on Route 764 when his Pontiac Grand Am ran off the right side of the road, and struck a tree.
Authorities believe alcohol DID play a role in the crash.






[8-Clement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


A Danville delegate is expected to announce his intentions to run for a new job today-- that of Virginia Attorney General.
Democrat Whitt Clement says he's raised almost a half million dollars during a month-long exploratory campaign.
Clement has served Danville for 13 years in the House of Delegates. Also seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general is Richmond-area Delegate Don McEachin (``muh-KEECH'-in'') and Roanoke Senator John Edwards.

[8-General-Assembly]


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It'll be back to work Wednesday for members of the General Assembly, the beginning of its so- called "short session".
In odd-numbered years, lawmakers meet for 46 days ... compared to 60 day-sessions during even-numbered years. Despite the tighter schedule this year, the Assembly is expected to consider more than 3,000 bills and resolutions. The biggest item, mid-course corrections to the state's two-year budget.


[8WEATHER]


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Shifting gears now to weather--
Rain early, then changing to snow.
Highs near 40, with temperatures falling throughout the day.


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