[7-Bedford-Arrest]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


A Bedford County woman is in police custody after allegedly robbing a beauty salon at gunpoint.
Police say 41-year old Tammy Johnson Buchanan demanded money from Anita's Finishing Touch Salon in Goodview late yesterday afternoon.
She left with an undisclosed amount.
Police later found Buchanan at her home- about five miles from the salon.
She is being held at the Bedford County Adult Detention Facility without bond.

[7-11Judgeships]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-05 tc 51:18]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

Three new judges will head to benches in the Roanoke Valley. They were appointed by the General Assembly yesterday.
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[IN Q=Those in favor]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=General District Court.]
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[VO-NAT]

Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney "Skip" Burkart was endorsed by the County Bar Association for a spot on the Circuit Bench,
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

but the House named two other Circuit Judges and gave Burkart a spot on the lower court. Charlie Dorsey, an attorney in private practice, got one Circuit Court position. Bill Broadhurst was elevated to Circuit Court from General District Court. And Burkart takes Broadhurst's place.
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[SOT 2:55]
[IN Q=It's nice]

((IT'S NICE TO BE ABLE TO PUT THREE QUALIFIED PEOPLE ON THE BENCH AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE TODAY.))
[SUPER=@griffith]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=we've done today.]
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[VO-NAT]

Judge Richard Pattisall was denied re-appointment, after he first indicated he would not seek another term on the bench and then changed his mind. Judge Diane Stickland had indicated she will step down in October.
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[7-WLVA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Contrary to what folks have been hearing, it's not Sign- off time for a local radio station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials at W-L-V-A radio in Lynchburg say they will "not" sign off the air tomorrow as expected.
The land where the station's transmission towers are located is being sold to a developer, but station manager Bob Abbott says they're working a deal to keep the city's oldest radio station on the air.
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[SOT 1:19:17]
[IN Q=It really is]

((BOB ABBOTT/WLVA STATION MANAGER: IT REALLY IS A TREASURE FOR THE CITY. I MEAN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT.. SIGNING ON IN 1930, THIS STATION'S BEEN THROUGH WORLD WAR TWO, THE EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION, THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION, IT'S BEEN THERE FOR ALL THOSE THINGS, IT HAS A REAL RICH HERITAGE, IT'D BE A SHAME TO LOSE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Abbott/WLVA Station Manager]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=shame to lose that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Abbott says he's trying to find another tower to broadcast W-L-V-A's signal while they look for property to build a new facility.
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[45-11Brown]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-08 tc 31:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The man accused of shooting and killing a teenager earlier this week turns out to have a prior criminal record.
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[VO-NAT]


82-year-old Hallis (JAME-ison) Jamison pleaded guilty to second degree murder back in 19-52 and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Now, he's in jail, charged with the malicious wounding of Charlotte Brown, a 16-year-old William Fleming student.


[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The girl's friends and relatives say they feel sorry for Jamison -- and believe he did NOT mean to harm her.
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[IN Q=I feel sorry]
[SOT 10:12 - :21]

((MARSHA JOHNSON/FRIEND: I FEEL SORRY FOR HIM. I HOPE THAT HE DOESN'T DO ANY TIME. HE JUST DID NOT KNOW. HE WAS SCARED. ))
[SOT 31:09 - :20]

((SHIRLEY FLINT/CHARLOTTE'S AUNT: SHE LEFT US FOR A REASON... TO LEAVE A MESSAGE HERE FOR ALL OF THE CHILDREN FOR EVERYBODY TO REALIZE THAT TOMORROW'S NOT PROMISED TO NONE OF US. ))
[SUPER=01-Marsha Johnson/Friend; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Flint/Charlotte's Aunt; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=none of us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Relatives say two of Charlotte's cousins had been pounding on (JAME-ison's)Jamison's door.
They say Charlotte went there to try to return a set of keys the other girls had stolen from him.
Charlotte excelled as a Special Olympics athlete.
At her funeral Tuesday, her teammates plan to drape her basketball jersey over her casket.
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[45-11Galax-Treasurer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-59 tc 2:22:50]
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Some city leaders of Galax are considering getting rid of a position that they say does nothing but take taxpayers money.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Galax;]

City Councilman Odell Hamden is leading a petition to eliminate the Treasurer's office. He says Treasurer Margaret Hensley takes in a 40-thousand dollar state-paid salary but has no official duties. Yesterday, 450-signatures are being certified for the General Assembly. Richmond can order a referendum to let Galax voters decide the position's fate.
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[SOT 2:08:10]
[IN Q=IT'S JUST SENSELESS]

((ODELL HAMDEN/GALAX CITY COUNCILMAN; THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER, AS I SAID EARLIER I CONSIDER HER MYSELF A FRIEND TO HER, IT'S JUST SENSELESS TO FOR ANYONE TO OCCUPY AN OFFICE AND DEFER THAT MUCH OF THE STATE'S RESOURCES FOR NO PURPOSE.))
[SUPER=01-Odell Hamden/Galax City Councilman;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=FOR NO PRUPOSE.]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say Margaret Hensley has been dedicated to the job but that over the years the workload has declined and gone to other offices.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]

She declined an interview but told a Richmond newspaper she stays busy and helps people with taxes. Hensley has been re-elected as Treasurer for nine straight terms serving for the past 33-years.


[8-11Bedford-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]



A Bedford County woman is jail after being charged with robbing a beauty salon at gunpoint.
Police say 41-year old Tammy Johnson Buchanan demanded money from Anita's Finishing Touch Salon in Goodview late this afternoon.
She left with an undisclosed amount.
Police later found Buchanan at her home- about five miles from the salon.
She is being held at the Bedford County Adult Detention Facility without bond.
[toss to Robin]

[WX 1 next][8-11Judgeships]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-05 tc 51:18]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The General Assembly brought forth three new judges for the Roanoke Valley yesterday.
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[SOT @:20]
[IN Q=Those in favor]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=General District Court.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney "Skip" Burkart was endorsed by the County Bar Association for a spot on the Circuit Bench,
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

but the House named two other Circuit Judges and gave Burkart a spot on the lower court. Charlie Dorsey, an attorney in private practice, got one Circuit Court position. Bill Broadhurst was elevated to Circuit Court from General District Court. And Burkart takes Broadhurst's place.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:55]
[IN Q=It's nice]

((IT'S NICE TO BE ABLE TO PUT THREE QUALIFIED PEOPLE ON THE BENCH AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE TODAY.))
[SUPER=@griffith]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=we've done today.]
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[VO-NAT]

Judge Richard Pattisall was denied re-appointment, after he first indicated he would not seek another term on the bench and then changed his mind. Judge Diane Stickland had indicated she will step down in October.
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[8-WLVA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some good things are just worth keeping - at least to one local station they are.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials at W-L-V-A radio in Lynchburg say they will "not" sign off the air tomorrow as expected.
The land where the station's transmission towers are located is being sold to a developer, but station manager Bob Abbott says they're working a deal to keep the city's oldest radio station on the air.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:17]
[IN Q=It really is]

((BOB ABBOTT/WLVA STATION MANAGER: IT REALLY IS A TREASURE FOR THE CITY. I MEAN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT.. SIGNING ON IN 1930, THIS STATION'S BEEN THROUGH WORLD WAR TWO, THE EISENHOWER ADMINISTRATION, THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION, IT'S BEEN THERE FOR ALL THOSE THINGS, IT HAS A REAL RICH HERITAGE, IT'D BE A SHAME TO LOSE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Abbott/WLVA Station Manager]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=shame to lose that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Abbott says he's trying to find another tower to broadcast W-L-V-A's signal while they look for property to build a new facility. (------------)