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7Henry-Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
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TAPE# 95-89
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And Henry County authorities continue to search for answers in the shooting death of a Martinsville High school student.
The body of Lavina Scales was found Wednesday night in a wooded ravine off route 6-79.
As Ron Jones reports some clues to the murder may have been found in the victim's pockets.
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SUPER=01-Majorie Carter/Family Member; :16
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SUPER=01-James Vaughn/Victim's Father; :49
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(( Lavina Scales was a sophomore at Martinsville High School when she was gunned down on a remote road in Henry County Wednesday night.
Scales was last seen by her family Monday afternoon.
They say she is a loving teenager who will be missed.
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IN Q=It really shocked

((MAJORIE CARTER/FAMILY MEMBER: IT REALLY SHOCKED ME BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING LIKE THAT WOULD HAPPEN. I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT IT. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT. IT FEELS LIKE A DREAM. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT.))
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((Police say Lavina Scales probably died without a struggle.
They say her killer shot her once in the head and she was either pushed or fell off this embankment.))
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Police are still investigating but admit they don't have many clues.
However some evidence may have located in her pockets.
Lavina's father says police found a list of names written on a piece of paper.
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IN Q=They told me

((JAMES VAUGHN/VICTIM'S FATHER: THEY TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS SOME NAMES THAT THEY KNEW OF. THEY SAY THAT THEY WEREN'T THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN AROUND.))
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As the family and authorities continue to investigate why this happened, a sad footnote to this tragedy is that Lavina Scales won't be able to celebrate her 16th birthday next week.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

7Bottoms


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A Lesbian mother has renewed her lengthy court battle over the custody of her son.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Sharon Bottoms has filed another petition with the same Henrico County court that declared her an unfit mother.
Three courts have already ruled that Tyler should live with his grandmother, Kay Bottoms.
Sharon Bottoms alleges her mother has denied her 23 court-ordered visits
with her son during the last two years. (----------------)
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The grandmother's lawyer says he plans file an answer to that petition today asking that all visitation rights be cut off because the mother violated the agreement.



7Hoffman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-78
GRAPHIC=HOFFMAN


A former Hill Brothers shoe company executive has been sentenced for bilking the company's MAIL- ORDER customers.
Yesterday's sentencing hearing
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;

was overshadowed by word that Gene Hoffman is now working as a corporate financial advisor and loan packager in Michigan, despite his convictions for bank fraud, money laundering and mail fraud in Roanoke.
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IN Q=I think Judge

((FRAN STEPHANZ/BBB: I THINK JUDGE TURK WAS VERY VERY WISE WHEN HE SAID "I DON'T THINK THIS MAN IS GOING TO MANAGE MY MONEY."))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephenz/Roanoke Better Business Bureau;
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OUT Q=my money, ha ha.
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VO-NAT


Though he was ordered to serve 16 months in a federal prison, Hoffman will NOT have to start serving time until NEXT YEAR- -after his case is heard in BANKRUPTCY Court.
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7Tenure


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Virginia's education chief is recommending some changes in the state's teacher-tenure system.
Under the current system, a teacher who passes a three-year probationary period is rehired each year.
But William Mosher favor's a short-term contracts that would make teachers responsible for student success.
The new three to five-year contracts and would be tied to a students academic achievement.

7weather


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Taking a look now at weather,
You're going to get a wet start to your weekend.
If you're not already getting rained, you will by this afternoon.
Highs today will be in the 60s.
Expect heavy rain tonight, with chances of severe thunderstorms in some areas.
Temperatures tonight will be in the 50s.


55Smithfield


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-86
GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor Allen says Smithfield Foods is a GOOD company and has created thousands of jobs in the Commonwealth.
The meat processor is being investigated by the state for missing documents related to its 23 pollution citations over the last year.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


The company has given George Allen and his "Campaign for Honest Change" political action committee 100- thousand dollars since 1993.
Democrats say it appears improper.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE ENFORCED THE LAW, AND THEY HAVE BEEN CITED ABOUT 23 TIMES AS I UNDERSTAND IT FOR VARIOUS VIOLATIONS. THAT IS UNFORTUNATE AS I UNDERSTAND, BUT NEVERTHELESS WE ARE GONNA ENFORCE THE LAW. BUT NEVERTHELESS, I DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD PUBLIC POLICY. AND I THINK IT'S DASTARDLY POLITICAL GIMMICKRY TO BE CHASTISING SUCH AN IMPORTANT COMPANY.)) ((GAIL NARDI/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WHEN SOMEONE IS THE FRONT PERSON FOR AN ORGANIZATION THAT BILLS ITSELF AS THE CAMPAIGN FOR HONEST CHANGE. AND THEN IT TAKES BIG TIME CHANGE IN A LESS THAN HONEST CIRCUMSTANCE, I WOULD SAY THAT WHAT THEY HAVE DONE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES.))20
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SUPER=01-Gail Nardi/Va. Democratic Party; :19
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Allen says he has NO plans to return the money to Smithfield.

55Guidance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-88
GRAPHIC=education


Some state educators are pushing for new regulations for guidance counselors.
Groups representing teachers, counselors and school boards suggest the State Board of Education is playing politics by delaying action.
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VO-NAT
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The groups say the board may be stalling to come up with even stricter guidelines than those that went to a public hearing.
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((ROB JONES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: I THINK THEY OUGHT TO JUST STEP UP TO THE BAR AND DO THE JOB. I DON'T THINK THAT THEY SHOULD BE HOLDING OFF ON ACTION FOR POLITICAL REASONS.))
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OUT Q=political reasons.
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VO-NAT


The majority of the board members delaying the vote were appointed by Governor George Allen.
The board's critics say those Allen appointees are likely to favor even greater restrictions on counseling than are proposed -- but don't want to provide an opportunity to criticize the Governor so close to an election.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M CONCERNED AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PARENTS ARE INVOLVED. IF GUIDANCE COUNSELORS ARE PROVIDING PSYCHOTHERAPY OR THOSE SORTS OF SERVICES, I WANT PARENTS TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT IT, KNOW ABOUT IT, AND INVOLVED.))
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VO-NAT


Some parents say they're worried their children are being hypnotized or undergoing what they call "eastern religion- type psychotherapeutic techniques" at the hands of school counselors.
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55Giles-Playground


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-83
GRAPHIC=NONE


A pirate ship will be docking at Giles County's Castle Rock Park..
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pembroke/Yesterday;


The ship was one of the top demands children at Eastern Elementary School had for a Leathers and Associates playground architect yesterday.
The architect's job is to use the kids' ideas to design a playground for the community to build.
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((JOHN DEAN/ARCHITECT: I MEAN IT MIGHT BE, SOME KID MIGHT ASK FOR A RAINBOW OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND WE DO OUR BEST TO TRY TO SHOW THESE KIDS THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA ATTEMPT TO BUILD WHAT THEY WANT. ))
SUPER=01-John Dean/Architect;
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Several hundred volunteers will be needed to build the playground.
A committee has already started fundraising to pay for the project.
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((SANDY JENNINGS/PLAYGROUND COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON: WE VOLUNTEER AT VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL GAMES, RAISING MONEY THAT WAY. AND WE JUST HAVE A LOT OF PROJECTS THAT ARE GONNA GO ON THROUGH APRIL OR MAY. ))
SUPER=01-Sandy Jennings/Playground Committee Chairperson;
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OUT Q=April or May.
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VO-NAT


Construction will take place like an old- fashioned barn- raising over five days next Spring.
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55weather


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Taking a look now at weather, Expect some rain this afternoon with highs in the 60s.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms tonight with lows in the 50s.

8Scales-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-89
GRAPHIC=murder


Investigators in Henry County may have found some clues in the murder of 15 year old, in the victim's own pocket.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


The body of Lavina Scales was found on Route 6-79 Wednesday.
Lavina's father said police found a list of names in his daughter's pocket that may help in the investigation. Lavina was a sophomore at Martinsville High School.
She was gunned down on a remote road in Henry County.
Police say she was shot once in the head, and she was either pushed or fell off this embankment.
Scales was last seen by her family Monday afternoon.
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8Foundry-Folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-79
GRAPHIC=None


Fire inspectors say the blaze at Roanoke's White Foundry building last week was deliberately set.
So far, no one's been arrested.
The White Foundry was Joseph Keith's family business... until it succumbed to the flood of '85.
Beth Myer says Keith's daughter hopes the history of the business can be preserved before it slips away, too.
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SUPER=01-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Calvin Reynolds/Former Foundry Vice President; :15
SUPER=01-Joanna Keith/Daughter of Former Foundry Owner; :38
SUPER=@Beth1; :44
SUPER=01-Joel Richert/Gathering History; 1:11
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((The charred remains of the White Foundry bring back a life time of memories to Joanna Keith.
Her father owned the business from the time he was 13.
She's spent plenty of time there, often helping pour hot metal into individual molds. ((CALVIN REYNOLDS/FORMER EMPLOYEE: THIS TYPE OF FOUNDRY WORK IS A LOST ART. MOST OF OUR WORK WAS MADE OFF ONE PATTERN. ))
In its heyday, the foundry made castings for monuments, and even Presidents.
Joanna has some of the more valuable molds, but fears many more have been lost to the public. ((JOANNA KEITH/ DAUGHTER OF FORMER FOUNDRY OWNER: THESE ARE THE LIONS THAT STAND AT THE WHITE HOUSE. AND THESE ARE THE WOODEN MOLDS. )) ((BETH MYER: A LOT OF THE MOLDS AND OTHER THINGS FOR THE BUSINESS WERE STORED IN THIS AREA OF THE BUILDING. FORTUNATELY A LOT WAS TAKEN OUT BEFORE THE FIRE. BUT THE FAMILY IS CONCERNED THE HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS WAS LOST IN THE BLAZE.)) ((NOT MUCH LEFT. ))
But what the family didn't know is that someone is already working on a history of the White Foundry.
Before the fire, Joel Richert was able to get about 30-thousand pieces from the building. ((JOEL RICHERT/GATHERING HISTORY: WE HAVE AN INDUSTRIAL SITE. AN ALMOST LOST ART OF SAND CASTING. It IS NOT DONE MUCH. I WANTED TO LEARN MORE. ))
Richert is interviewing former foundry workers for an exhibit this spring.
Research materials will be donated to the Virginia Room at the public library.
Beth Myer, News 7.))

8Gene-Hoffman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#edit of 95-78
GRAPHIC=HOFFMAN


A former exectuive of Hill Brothers shoe company was sentenced yesterday for bilking the company's mail- order customers.
Gene Hoffman is not talking and no one knows where all the money went for some unfilled mail orders at Hill Brothers Shoe Company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The sentencing hearing was overshadowed by word that Hoffman is now working as a corporate financial advisor and loan packager in Michigan, despite his convictions in Roanoke for bank fraud, money laundering and mail fraud.
Though he was ordered to serve 16 months in a federal prison, Hoffman will NOT have to start serving time until NEXT YEAR- -after his case is heard in BANKRUPTCY Court.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at weather,
You're going to get a wet start to your weekend.
Scattered showers this morning, then more rain is expected this afternoon.
Highs today will be in the 60s.
Expect heavy rain and thunderstorms tonight with temperatures in the 50s.
Tomorrow, skies will clear. Afternoon highs will be around 60 degrees.