[7-11Monty-Fatal]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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An accident in Montgomery County kills one woman and leaves another in critical condition. It happened just before 6 last night on Route 11. State police say Julie Marie Tomlinson of McCoy was driving north when she hit a car head-on in the southbound lanes.

Tomlinson died at the scene. Sherry Lily Kostric of Radford was driving the other vehicle. She was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital and later transferred to the trauma unit of R-M-H. Police say the cause of the accident is unknown.


[7-11GE-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A local union leader says Salem's General Electric plant is laying off employees. Roy Rogers, President of the Local I-U-E C-W-A, says about 40-salaried employees are being laid off or offered early retirement. The workers are NOT represented by the union. Most of them are technical and some are management positions. Rogers says the layoffs with happen within one to three months. News 7 called the plant, but officials were gone for the day.

[7-11Webster]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:02:30]
[GRAPHIC=Claude Webster]


Franklin County's former director of public safety has lost his job and his license, for endangering the public.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


A judge found Claude Webster guilty of driving under the influence, a misdemeanor.
The judge suspended Webster's license for a year and fined him 50 dollars.
Webster's blood alcohol content was POINT- ONE-SIX -- twice the legal limit -- when he wrecked his car in August.

He resigned soon afterward. Six months earlier, he threatened a Wendy's drive-thru customer with a gun.
Webster was Franklin County's public safety director for nine years and at one point served on the Governor's E-M-S Advisory Board.
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[7-11SV-Athletics]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista is fielding its first football team next season, but first-- they have to find a field.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

An athletic complex that the school is building will most likely not be ready for spring football or when the season starts in September. They could practice on the fields when they are ready, but the land is not zoned for athletic competition. So now the school is trying to work with Buena Vista to use one of the existing fields in the city.
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[SOT - 41:37]
[IN Q=We have scheduled...]

((GARY BUER/SVU FOOTBALL COACH; WE HAVE SCHEDULED SPRING FOOTBALL TO BEGIN MARCH 24TH AND WE'RE STILL WROKING WITH THE CITY OF BUENA VISTA FOR A PRACTICE FACILITY. WE THINK WE'RE VERY CLOSE TO REACH AN AGREEMENT TO A HOME GAME FIELD.))


[SUPER=01-Gary Buer/Southern Virginia University Football Coach;]
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[OUT Q=to a home game field.]
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[VO-NAT - :07+]

Right now, Southern Virginia has 6 opponents on next season's schedule, and would like to add a few games.
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[45-11L'burg-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Some area students may have to attend school on Saturday or a holiday to make up for this winter's snow days.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


In Lynchburg, this is the sixth time this year students have lost class time because of bad weather.
To make up the time, educators may hold school on Memorial Day and possibly a few Saturdays in February and March.
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[SOT 4:39:57]
[IN Q=Another idea that]

((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: ANOTHER IDEA THAT WAS SUGGESTED WAS SPRING BREAK. NOW SPRING BREAK IS LATE IN APRIL THIS YEAR. MIGHT A FIVE-DAY WEEKEND FOR SPRING BREAK TAKE THE PLACE OF SAY A TEN-DAY WEEK, YOU KNOW, WITH FIVE DAYS OFF? MIGHT WE JUST CLOSE FOR THREE DAYS RATHER THAN FIVE?))
[SUPER=01-James McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=three days rather than five.]
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[VO-NAT]


State law requires school divisions to make up the first five snow days, but not days six through ten.
The Lynchburg school board will discuss the school calendar at next week's meeting.
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[45-11Barcliff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Lynchburg man faces a long prison term for shooting a convenience store clerk during a robbery last summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 28]


20-year-old Benjamin Barcliff walked into this 7-11 store on Wadsworth Street June 28th, flashed a handgun and demanded money.
When the clerk hesitated, Barcliff shot him.. the bullet passed through the man's chest and into his right arm.
Barcliff pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, robbery and firearms charges yesterday.
He faces up to life plus 33 years in prison when he's sentenced in March.
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[45-11Harrison]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Harrison Museum of African American Culture hopes to help bring Roanoke's former Gainsboro neighborhood back to life.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Yesterday, Executive Director Aletha Bolden announced the museum will move into the Dumas (DUE-miss) Center in downtown Roanoke in late 20-04. The Dumas Center is being renovated to allow for the housing of a variety of arts, cultural and educational organizations. In the early 1900's the Dumas Hotel was the heart of the Gainsboro neighborhood known for its vibrant African American cultural life. Bolden says the effort to revitalize the area has been going on for decades.
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[SOT 12:07:41-12:07:56]
[IN Q=It's been flickering back to life...]

((ALETHA BOLDEN/HARRISON MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT'S BEEN FLICKERING BACK TO LIFE. RIGHT NOW THERE'S THE DUMAS DRAMA GUILD AND IF WE AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS COME OVER THERE THERE WILL BE MORE ACTIVITY ON THAT AREA, HENRY STREET.))
[SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Harrison Museum Executive Director;]
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[OUT Q=THAT AREA, HENRY STREET.]
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[VO-NAT :10]

Henry Street is now named First Street. Bolden says the new facilities will triple the museum's current gallery space and increase its visibility.
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[8-11Mays]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A Campbell County man is headed to prison after leading police on a high-speed chase, with his small child in the car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 22]


24-year-old Jason Lee Mays was high on cocaine and wanted in two jurisdictions when a Lynchburg police officer tried to pull him over last July.
Mays took off and the ensuing chase reached speeds of up to 100 miles an hour before he lost control and flipped his car several times on the Lynchburg Expressway.
The whole time, Mays' 3-year-old son was in the car with him.
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[SOT 22:05:01]
[IN Q=I didn't know]

((S. M. CLEARY/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I DIDN'T KNOW THE CHILD WAS IN THE CAR UNTIL I GOT TO THE CAR, SPEAKING TO JASON AND I LOOKED BACK AND SAW THE CHILD AND I WAS VERY SHOCKED AND VERY UPSET THAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE THAT TO HIS OWN CHILD.))
[SUPER=01-S. M. Cleary/Lynchburg Police Department]
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[OUT Q=to his own child.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mays pleaded guilty yesterday to eluding police, driving under the influence and child abuse.
He'll be sentenced in March.
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[8-11Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

The murder of an 88-year old nursing home resident in Roanoke County last year, has now been linked to a suspect in the case, by a bloody fingerprint.
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[VO-NAT]

At a preliminary hearing for Danny Ray Taylor yesterday,
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 3]

the prosecution revealed that police had recovered a lotion bottle with quite a bit of blood on it. D-N-A tests show it's Helen Cadd's blood. The lab also found Taylor's palm print in her blood.
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[SOT 11:43:58]
[IN Q=I don't know that we have gotten]

((RANDY LEACH/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; I DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN TO THE POINT THAT WE UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHY THE CRIME WAS COMMITTED. ALL WE KNOW IS IT THAT HELEN CADD WAS MURDERED, AND WE HAVE EVIDENCE LINKING DANNY TAYLOR TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Leach/Roanoke Co. Commonwealth's Attorney]
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[OUT Q=Danny Taylor to it.]
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[VO-NAT]

The case goes to the Grand Jury a week from today. Cadd's family is raising funds to improve security in nursing homes. Donations to the Helen Cadd Elderly Protection Fund can be sent to Post office Box 11-59, Roanoke, 2-4-0-0-6.
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[8-11Webster]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:02:30]
[GRAPHIC=Claude Webster]


Franklin County's former director of public safety has lost his job and his license, for endangering the public.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


A judge found Claude Webster guilty of driving under the influence, a misdemeanor.
The judge suspended Webster's license for a year and fined him 50 dollars.
Webster's blood alcohol content was POINT- ONE-SIX -- twice the legal limit -- when he wrecked his car in August.

He resigned soon afterward. Six months earlier, he threatened a Wendy's drive-thru customer with a gun.
Webster was Franklin County's public safety director for nine years and at one point served on the Governor's E-M-S Advisory Board. (------------)