08:25-01

7B'burg-Shooting

ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-72
GRAPHIC=state police investigation


Criminal charges will NOT be filed against two blacksburg police officers for fatally shooting a man they were trying to arrest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd;


Special Prosecutor Gino Williams, Floyd County's Commonwealth's Attorney, reviewed a state police investigation.
He determined Officers James Keene and Timothy Wimmer were justified in shooting when Berman Maurice Taylor pointed a gun at them.
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SOT 15:13:31
IN Q=

((GINO WILLIAMS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: IT WAS MY DETERMINATION THAT THEY HAD EVERY REASON TO USE WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE DEADLY FORCE IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE. ONCE THEY DO THAT AND ONCE THEY HAVE A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THEY CAN USE IT, THEIR TRAINING IS TO USE SUCH FORCE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE DANGER IS ALLEVIATED. ))
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Special Prosecutor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=is alleviated.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9;


That meant firing until Taylor hit the floor and the weapon, later found to be a B-B gun, dropped from his hand.
Of the 18 shots fired, 12 struck Taylor and one wounded Officer Michael Mickey.
Police hope the findings will put to rest criticisms the officers shot Taylor because he was black.
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SOT 16:17:10
IN Q=

((LT. BRUCE BRADBERRY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: WE'LL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY AND WE HOPE THE COMMUNITY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradberry/Blacksburg Police Dept.;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=to support us.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


The F-B-I is still conducting a separate civil rights investigation.

7Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=tha
TAPE# 95-87
GRAPHIC=none


The fatal shooting of a teenageer yesterday in Danville has police trying to piece together what happened.
They say 14-year-old Kevin Warren was shot while playing with a gun with another juvenile.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Wednesday;


The incident happened Wednesday morning at 450 Henry Street.
Police say Warren died about an hour later at a Danville hospital.
Police say they're still treating the case as a homicide, and an arrest is expected.
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7Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


President Clinton will visit Williamsburg for a few hours tonight to speak to the Business Council, a group of one-hundred leaders of the nation's largest companies.
The president is scheduled to give a speech to the council's annual meeting at the Williamsburg Lodge Conference Center shortly after seven o'clock.

7Bus-Tour


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-77
GRAPHIC=none


Republicans are pulling out the big guns to help some central Virginia candidates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst/Yesterday;


Former Reagan budget director Jim Miller and other state G-O-P leaders are cruising from Farmville to Harrisonburg on the GOP Victory Bus.
At each stop, they spend a little time campaigning for local candidates like Vance Wilkins.
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SOT 4:10:20
IN Q=We have done

((JIM MILLER/REAGAN BUDGET DIRECTOR: WE HAVE DONE THIS BUS TOUR FOR MANY YEARS. I HAVE BEEN ON A BUS TOUR SINCE 1989, I GUESS AND WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF FUN DOING IT AND ENCOURAGING CANDIDATES AND CANDIDATES MEET US AND THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF ENTHUSIASM SHOWN FOR THE TICKET THIS TIME, AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO WIN.))
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Reagan Budget Director; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=we're going to win.
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VO-NAT


Also yesterday, the Lynchburg Fraternal Order of Police handed out its endorsements for the coming election.
Republicans Steve Newman and Preston Bryant got the nod after a debate with their Democratic opponents Wednesday night.
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SOT 15:34:17
IN Q=The members of

((WALLY LANE/LYNCHBURG FOP PRESIDENT: THE MEMBERS OF THIS PARTICULAR ORGANIZATION FEEL THAT THE CANDIDATES THAT WE'VE ENDORSED WOULD BE THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES TO SUPPORT THOSE ITEMS DEALING WITH CRIME AND LEGISLATIVE ISSUES.))
SUPER=01-Wally Lane/Lynchburg FOP President; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=and law enforcement issues.
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VO-NAT


Newman and Bryant say the F-O-P endorsement is the highest honor they could receive.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Meantime, Virginia's top two elected officials have waded into the fray over Nazi references in two General Assembly races.

7weather


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to weather -
It's going to be a sunny day.
Temperatures will be in the high 70s.
Expect increasing clouds later in the day, with rain moving in by tonight.
Lows will be in the 60s.
For the weekend, it will be a wet one with cooler temperatures.

55superintendent


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


Martinsville's Superintendent is stepping down a year early, but he says he was not forced to leave.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday;


Harold Lamm announced his resignation during a meeting yesterday.
His contract doesn't expire until June, 19-97.
But Lamm says he decided to leave early to spend more time with his family.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm just

((HAROLD LAMM/MARTINSVILLE SUPERINTENDENT: I'M JUST ELATED TO RETIRE AFTER A LONG CAREER IN PUBLIC EDUCATION AND DECIDED TO DO IT AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME. I WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOCAL INCENTIVE PLAN AND LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING TIME TO BE WITH MY FAMILY AND MY GRANDCHILDREN. IT WILL GIVE MY WIFE AND I TIME TO DO WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Harold Lamm/Martinsville Superintendent; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=wanted to do.
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VO-NAT


Lamm's resignation will become effective at the end of the school year in June.
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55Roop


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-70
GRAPHIC=Roop


Another official has decided to end his career in Martinsville.
Police Chief Terry Roop will retire after 31 years with the Martinsville police department.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Yesterday;


Roop joined the force in 19-64 and was named chief in 19-80.
He says the decision to retire was not an easy one and he looks back on his years in the Martinsville Police department fondly.
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SOT
IN Q=This was not

((TERRY ROOP/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: YOU CAN ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU HAVE SUPPORT OF YOUR GOVERNMENT AGENCY. WE'VE ALWAYS HAD GOOD, CLEAN GOVERNMENT, EXCELLENT COUNCILMEN AND EXCELLENT MANAGERS AND I DO APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE WORKED IN THAT ENVIRONMENT.))
SUPER=01-Terry Roop/Martinsville Police Chief;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=in that environment.
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VO-NAT


City Manager Earl Reynolds says it will be hard to fill Roop's shoes.
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1 40 53 00 - 1 41 16 00
SOT
IN Q=I've asked him

((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: I'VE ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ANY BROTHERS. SO FAR, THERE IS NOT ANOTHER AND WE CAN'T HIRE ANOTHER TERRY ROOP. BUT WE KNOW THE PROCESS WILL TAKE US FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS. HOW WE GO ABOUT IT HAS YET TO BE DECIDED. ))
SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=to be decided
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VO-NAT


Roop retires at the end of December. He plans to remain in Martinsville with his family.
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55Old-Southwest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of 95-82
GRAPHIC=old southwest


A southwest church is running into a few roadblocks in its attempt to expand its office space.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


In order to do that, the Episcopal Diocese had to get approval by the city Architectural Review Board to remove or destroy two neighboring houses beside the church.
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SOT 5:03:37 (Tape1)
IN Q=The combination

((ALAN BOYCE/DIOCESAN DEPUTY FOR ADMINISTRATION: THE COMBINATION OF 1010 AND 1014 WITH 1000 FIRST STREET ARE VIRTUALLY INADEQUATE STRUCTURALLY AND FINANCIALLY IMPOSSIBLY IN ORDER TO BE INCORPORATED IN OUR MASTER PLAN.))
SUPER=01-Alan Boyce/Diocesan Deputy for Admin.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=our master plan.
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VO-NAT


The Diocese met opposition by a local organization and a state official who says city guidelines won't allow it tear down the buildings.
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SOT 5:23:45 (tape1)
IN Q=Demolition of a

((LESLIE GILES/DEPT. OF HISTORIC RESOURCES: DEMOLITION OF A BUILDING SHOULD ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF ALTERNATIVES FOR REHABILITATION ARE NOT FEASIBLE AND THE LOSS OF A BUILDING WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-Leslie Giles/Dept. of Historic Resources;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=of the district.
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VO-NAT


The Board accepted a motion to allow the expansion only if the houses are relocated.
The Diocese has offered to give the houses away, plus 36-thousand dollars toward the cost of moving, but so far it's not had any takers.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The Diocese has 90 days to make another request to the board.
It also has the option of making an appeal to City Council to override the board's decision.

55weather


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look at weather-
Today is going to be sunny with temperatures in the 70s.
Clouds will be moving in later in the day, with rain moving in by tonight.
Lows will be in the 60s.
For the weekend, it's going to be a wet one.
Also expect cooler temperatures.

8Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#edit of 95-72
GRAPHIC=state police investigation


Two Blacksburg police officers have been cleared of any wrong doing in the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd/Yesterday;


Special Prosecutor Gino Williams, Floyd County's Commonwealth's Attorney, reviewed a state police investigation.
He determined Officers James Keene and Timothy Wimmer were justified in shooting when Berman Maurice Taylor pointed a gun at them.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9;


That meant firing until Taylor hit the floor and the weapon, later found to be a B-B gun, dropped from his hand.
Of the 18 shots fired, 12 struck Taylor and one wounded Officer Michael Mickey.
Police hope the findings will put to rest criticisms the officers shot Taylor because he was black.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


The F-B-I is still conducting a separate civil rights investigation.

8newman


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-86
GRAPHIC=newman, kevin


The commonwealth's attorney says IT WILL retry a murder suspect after the jury in his trial failed to reach a verdict yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/Yesterday;


17- year- old Kevin Chase Newman is accused of killing Anthony Scott Whitlock during a drive by shooting in February at Westside trailer court.
Prosecutors told the jury they'd prove Newman was in the car and pulled the trigger.
Defense attorneys, however, argued Newman did not own the vehicle and the windows were tinted.
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ANCHOR=melanie
SS=none


The jury deliberated for about five hours before the judge declared a mistrial.
Last month, Harry Traynham (TRAY-NUM) was convicted of first degree murder after a jury held him responsible for driving the car.

8Overby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-79
GRAPHIC=Overby


A Montgomery County man could be facing the death penalty after confessing to murdering his wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


Scott Overby is accused of raping and murdering his wife, Sheila Ann Stafford, in August.
The two were separated, but Overby had invited Stafford to his trailer.
He told investigators he became angry when she said she was seeing another man and believed she was pregnant.
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SOT
IN Q=He stated to me

((DEPUTY ANTHONY PRICE: HE STATED TO ME INITIALLY IN THE INTERVIEW THAT THAT MADE HIM MAD, THAT HE THEN HIT, KICKED CHOKED AND STABBED THE VICTIM.))
SUPER=01-Dep. Anthony Price/Montgomery Co. Sheriffs Dept.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=stabbed the victim.
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VO-NAT


Overby spent most of his preliminary hearing with his head down.
His lawyer says his client can't explain what he did.
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SOT
IN Q=You've got a 27- year

((JIMMY TURK/OVERBY'S ATTORNEY: YOU'VE GOT A 27- YEAR- OLD YOUNG MAN, NO CRIMINAL HISTORY OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE AT ALL, NEVER HAD ANY SIGNS OF ASSAULTING ANYONE IN THE PAST, NO VIOLENT CRIMINAL HISTORY, DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Overby's Attorney;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=doesn't make any sense.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Judge Pat Graybeal certified the charges to the grand jury, which meets later this month.

8winn-dixie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-84
GRAPHIC=NONE


A judge has denied a request for a change of venue in the murder trial of a Danville teenager.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Micheal White is charged with killing Oliver Everett, Junior during a robbery at the Danville Winn Dixie in June of '94.
Yesterday in Court White's attorneys had argued that their client would not get a fair trial because of pre-trial publicity and the case's impact on the community.
Circuit Judge James Ingram denied the request saying the majority of the media coverage happened when the crime occurred more than a year ago.
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8Highchair-recall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Playskool is recalling 300-thousand highcairs because cracks in the joints could cause them to collapse.
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VO-NAT


The toy maker says it has received ten reports of injuries involving its 1-2-3 High Chairs, including bumps, bruises and one concussion.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should inspect the chairs for cracks and contact Playskool for either a free repair kit or replacement chair.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to weather -
It's going to be a sunny day.
Temperatures will be in the high 70s.
Expect increasing clouds later in the day, with rain moving in by tonight. For the weekend, it will be a wet one with cooler temperatures. Lows will be in the 60s.