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Movie-Review

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"To Die For" is a clever movie, told in pseudo-documentary style about a shallow young woman with one obsession, to be on TV.
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SOT TC-20:23:21
IN Q=So what I am...

(("TO DIE FOR"/COLUMBIA PICTURES: SO WHAT I AM SAYING IS THAT A QUALIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON CAN JUST SNIP AWAY THOSE LITTLE BEAUTY SPOTS FACIAL BLEMISHES--WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM--AND YOU'D SEE HOW MUCH BETTER YOU'D FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF.))
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OUT Q=feel about yourself.


This is a showcase for Nicole Kidman who is Suzanne Stone, the epitome of 'blonde ambition'.
She works her way up by marrying a sweet but conventional Italian restaurateur--Matt Dillon--then railroads a pair of cable T.V. guys into hiring her for their local weather spot.
In her single minded ambitious drive to the top, her sweet hubby becomes a liability , so Suzanne seduces a dim teenager and convinces him to kill the husband.
One of the movie's strengths is the supporting cast, but Kidman's character is just too irritatingly dense.
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SOT TC-21:08:01
IN Q=I believe Mr. Gorbachev

((I BELIEVE MR. GORBACHEV-YOU KNOW, THE MAN WHO RAN RUSSIA FOR SO LONG-I BELIEVE THAT HE'D STILL BE IN POWER TODAY IF HE'D DONE WHAT SO MANY PEOPLE SUGGESTED AND HAD THAT BIG PURPLE THING TAKEN OFF HIS FOREHEAD.))
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OUT Q=off his forehead.


Even with its bits of black humor and cynical irony, "To Die For" only gets a "B+".
The movie has slow points in the beginning and is entirely too twisted to warrant.

7murder


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-79
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A man serving time in South Carolina on a firearms conviction, now faces a murder charge in Virginia
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SUPER=03-Chatham/Last Night;


42- year old Thomas Alvin Martin, formely from Danville, has been charged with a five year old Pittsylvania County homicide.
He is accused of killing 41- year old Paul Nathaniel Deshazor of Ringgold.
Police discovered Deshazor's car burning on September 7th, 1990-- near
(Bras-ville) Brosville.


Six days later Deshazor's body was discovered nearby.
Authorities say he'd been shot several times.
Police are NOT elaborating on what lead to the arrest.
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7Miles


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 95-88
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In another incident involving a Danville man, A Richmond police officer has been CLEARED of criminal wrongdoing in a fatal shooting.
A grand jury made the decision yesterday.
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Officer Jeffrey Miles shot 21- year- old Marco Loney August 24th after a traffic stop.
Miles said he thought Loney was carrying a gun-- but NO weapon was found.
SUPER=@File;


A special prosecutor for the case says Miles had GOOD reason to fear for his life when he shot Loney.
Witnesses said Loney fled from police-- then reached into his waistband, appearing to grab a gun.
Officer Miles STILL faces a police review of the incident.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Loney was from Danville.

7Puppyland


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 95-81
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


A Roanoke T-V station and one of its reporters are the target of a 16-million dollar slander suit filed by a dog grooming business.
Puppyland's owner says he was wrongly accused by W-S-L-S, reporter Chris Lloyd, and a former employee of abusing animals. Ron Jones has the story.
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IN Q=Chris Benson says
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Chris Benson/Puppyland Owner; :19
SUPER=01-Amy Martin/Former Employee; :35
SUPER=01-Barry M. Tatel/Puppyland Attorney; 1:11
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:30
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OUT Q=Ron Jones, News 7, Roanoke.


(( Chris Benson opened Puppyland in 1971.
Last month he was accused by a former employee of abusing and killing his client's pets.
Former employee, Amy Martin, says she witnessed the abuse for two and a half years.
Benson denies the accusations and says Martin is just a disgruntled employee trying to ruin him.
SOT 13:18:28 (tape #1)

((CHRIS BENSON/PUPPYLAND OWNER: APPARENTLY SHE'S GOT AN AX TO GRIND WITH ME AND THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENED.))
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Benson says the friction began when he discovered Martin gave his customer list to a competitor.
He says when he asked her about it-- she walked off the job and went to work for that competitor.
SOT 14:14:22 (Tape #2)

((AMY MARTIN/FORMER EMPLOYEE: WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE, THE DAY I ENDED UP QUITTING THERE I LEFT EARLY AND HE CALLED ME AT HOME AND WE GOT INTO IT OVER THE PHONE. I QUIT AT THE MOMENT, I DID NOT PLAN IT SO I HAD NO CHANCE OF GETTING ANY OF THE FILES.))
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Martin sticks with her story that Benson abused the animals.
Benson is now suing Martin for slander. Also named in the lawsuit are W-S-L-S, and reporter Kris Lloyd.
SOT 12:38:19

STAND UP
But are the charges true?
We spoke with someone who says his dog did die at Puppyland. But we also spoke with those who were pleased with the service.
Benson's attorney accuses W-S-L-S of jumping the gun without getting all the facts.
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SOT 11:26:41

((BARRY M. TATEL/PUPPYLAND ATTORNEY: AS A RESULT OF THOSE NEWS BROADCAST MR. BENSON AND PUPPYLAND HAS SUFFERED IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO THEIR REPUTATION, TO THEIR BUSINESS, TO THEIR STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY.))
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Animal Control Officers say their investigation of Puppyland is still ongoing.
Amy Martin refuses to comment on the law suit and W-S-L-S officials says they may respond at a later date.
And Puppyland's attorneys say they'll seek the truth in court.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))
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And there's more controversy involving some pets in Vinton...

7weather


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Turning to weather,
Expect today to be sunny with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
Skies will be clear, into the night, with lows in the mid 40s.

55debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#95-85
GRAPHIC=CAMPAIGN '95


State Senator Madison Marye of Shawsville and Republican challenger Patrick Cupp debated some controversial issues at Virginia Tech last night.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;


Both state senate candidates challenged each other on everything from welfare reform to abortion rights and parental notification.
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SOT tape 1 19:09:10
IN Q=A child that

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D- SHAWSVILLE: A CHILD THAT REALLY LOVES THEIR PARENTS, OR MAYBE FEARS THEIR PARENTS WILL PUT OFF GOING, GOING, AND GOING UNTIL SHE ENDANGERS HER LIFE OR MAYBE HER PREGNANCY. )) ((PATRICK CUPP/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I DO FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT A PARENT HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW IF THERE IS AN ABORTION FOR THEIR 14, 15, 16 YEAR OLD CHILD. IT'S INCONCEIVABLE TO ME THAT ANYONE WOULD TAKE THAT RIGHT AWAY FROM THE PARENT. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Madison Marye/(D) Shawsville;
SUPER=01-Patrick Cupp/(R) State Senate Candidate; :15
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OUT Q=from the parent
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The audience kept bringing the candidates back to the topic of higher education.
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edit from field tape
SOT TAPE 1 19:22:48

((PATRICK CUPP/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I'VE TOLD THE GOVERNOR THIS. I WOULD NOT HAVE SUPPORTED CUTS TO VIRGINIA TECH AND THE EXTENSION SERVICE. I DON'T KNOW HOW CLEARER I COULD BE ON THE MATTER.))
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OUT=on the matter.
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Cupp accused incumbent Senator Marye of approving cuts during the Wilder administration--
But Marye says cuts made then were a result of the recession.
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SOT tape 1 19:23:38

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D- SHAWSVILLE: AND CUTS WERE MADE AND HAD TO BE MADE AND THEY WERE MADE TO THE BONE. AND HERE WE'VE GOT ANOTHER ADMINISTRATION WITH A RISING ECONOMY WHO CONTINUE TO WANT TO CUT AND CUT AND CUT TO THE BONE. ))
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OUT=to the bone.
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The mood of the debate kept changing from light hearted to antagonistic, as the candidates sometimes accused each other of not having their facts straight.
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55Nazi-Apology


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=equ
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A state senator from Winchester appologizes for comparing Virginia Democrats to NAZIS.
Republican Senator Russ Potts had likened the Democratic party campaign in Virginia to the "big lie" propaganda campaign of Nazi Germany.
Potts NOW calls those remarks "insensitive" and "a poor analogy."
Potts initially told Democrats he would NOT apologize.

55Voter-Registration


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TAPE# edit of 95-74 (b-roll of voter-registration
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Fewer voters have bothered to register to vote this year.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday


Yesterday was the deadline for registration.
Registrars throughout the state say many more people registered to vote in 19-91. That was the last time the 140 General Assembly seats were up for grabs.
According to the latest numbers from state officials, about 20-thousand fewer voters registered this year.
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55plan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-89
GRAPHIC=LYNCHBURG SEAL


Lynchburg's Riverfront area is about to get a new look. City council has selected a plan to enhance it's waterfront.
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Last night, city Council approved the "Riverfront Master Plan" which will put bike trails, amphitheaters and landscaped green areas where vacant lots and railroad tracks sit today.
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SOT 20:15:18
IN Q=What we really

((JOE FREEMAN/LYNCH'S FERRY AUTHORITY: WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO DO IS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RIVER AS A NATURAL SETTING. THIS PLAN DOES THAT, I THINK IT'S WHAT PEOPLE LIKE, IT'S WHAT THEY COME DOWN TO THE RIVER FESTIVAL FOR AND WE WANT TO ENHANCE THAT FOR PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Joe Freeman/Lynch's Ferry Authority;
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OUT Q=for people.
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The city already has federal grant money to buy vacant railroad property, and convert other land into a series of bike trails.
Economic development officials say the city should be able to acquire the necessary property by the end of the year.
They predict this will translate into big business opportunities just a few blocks away.
Construction should begin by next spring.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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In other action last night, Lynchburg city council voted unanimously to allow Halifax County to participate in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail project.

55weather


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Turning to weather,
Expect today to be sunny with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
Winds will be light.
A high pressure system is in control of our weather, keeping skies clear.
Into the night, temperatures will dip down into the mid 40s.

8lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-81
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


The owner of a Roanoke dog grooming business has filed a 16- million dollar lawsuit against one of his former employees and Roanoke television station W-S-L-S.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The former employee, Amy Martin, accused Puppyland owner Chris Benson of abusing and killing his customers' pets.
She says she witnessed the abuse for two and a half years.
But Benson claims he was slandered.
His suit names Martin, Channel 10, and its reporter Kris Lloyd.
Benson opened Puppyland in 19-71.
He denies the accusations and says Martin is just a disgruntled employee.
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IN Q=Apparently she's got

((CHRIS BENSON/PUPPYLAND OWNER: APPARENTLY SHE'S GOT AN AX TO GRIND WITH ME AND THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Chris Benson/Puppyland Owner; (Quick!)
RUNS=:05
OUT=is what's happened.
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Benson says the friction began when he discovered Martin gave his customer list to a competitor.
He says when he asked her about it-- she walked off the job and went to work for that competitor.
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IN Q=Well, that's not

((AMY MARTIN/FORMER EMPLOYEE: WELL, THAT'S NOT TRUE, THE DAY I ENDED UP QUITTING THERE I LEFT EARLY AND HE CALLED ME AT HOME AND WE GOT INTO IT OVER THE PHONE. I QUIT AT THE MOMENT, I DID NOT PLAN IT SO I HAD NO CHANCE OF GETTING ANY OF THE FILES.))
SUPER=01-Amy Martin/Former Employee;
RUNS=:10
OUT=of the files;
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Martin sticks with her story that Benson abused the animals.
News 7 reporter Ron Jones talked to one person who said her dog died at Puppyland.
He also talked to those who were pleased with the service.
Benson's attorney accuses W-S-L-S of jumping the gun without getting all the facts.
Animal Control Officers say their investigation of Puppyland is ongoing.
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8Justice-House


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 95-82
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Electrical power has been cut off at the Justice House and residents want to know why.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


About 50 people live at the Justice House... and that includes children and infants. Apco says the electrical bill has not been paid.
Many of the adults are on fixed incomes, and buy their groceries only at the beginning of the month.
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SOT 14:28:29
IN Q=We have no

((JODY MATCHETT/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: WE HAVE NO ELECTRICITY OR NOTHING. THERE'S PEOPLE HERE ON DISABILITY AND WHEELCHAIRS AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE KIDS. THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE THEIR FOOD AND EVERYTHING. ))
SUPER=01-Jody Matchett/Justice House Resident;
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OUT Q=food and everything.
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Appalachian Power would NOT comment on whether the electricity would be restored, but a spokesman did say the account was delinquent.
Justice House is owned by the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions in Harrisonburg.
Our phone calls to the board and the board's attorney were not returned.
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8Bobbitt


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John Bobbitt is reportedly trying to get back together with his estranged wife, Lorena.
The Washington Post reports he showed up at the Arlington hair salon where she works and tried to woo her back with flowers and candy.
But co-workers say she turned him away twice and was escorted to her car by an off-duty officer when she got off of work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In 19-93, Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband's penis, saying he had raped and emotionally tortured her. A jury found her innocent of malicious wounding by reason of temporary insanity.
In a separate trial, Bobbitt was acquitted of sexually assaulting his wife.
The couple is in the process of getting a divorce.
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8Vinton-Pigs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-76
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Three pot-bellied pigs that live in Vinton may be moving this week.
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SUPER=03-Vinton;


Town officials have given Emma and Gerald Saunders until tommorow to remove the animals from their property.
The Saunders successfully challenged the town's animal control ordinance in August.
But last week, town council amended the law and added pigs to the list of prohibited pets.
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SOT 11:15:35
IN Q=The kids are going to march on

((EMMA SAUNDERS/VINTON RESIDENT: THE KIDS ARE GOING TO MARCH ON SATURDAY AND I'M HOPING PEOPLE OUT THERE COME OUT AND FIGHT FOR THESE PIGS, BECAUSE TODAY IT'S MY PIGS. TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOUR'S.))
SUPER=01-Emma Saunders/Vinton Resident;
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OUT Q=could be yours.
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The family is planning another appeal to town council on Tuesday, but it appears that the dispute is headed back to court.
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8weather


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For this Wednesday, you can expect it to be warm and sunny.
Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 70s. Skies will be clear, into the night, with lows in the mid 40s.