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7Triple-Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 95-75
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A Halifax County man charged with killing his wife says it was an accident.
But 35-year old Raleigh Dean Martin is also being investigated in the shooting deaths of a couple who lived near by.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Yesterday; :00
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SUPER=01-Monty Redd/Family Friend; :41 VERY QUICK!!
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(( So far, Martin's been charged only with the murder of his wife, Marion.
Police say she was shot and killed in the mobile home they shared.
Their young daughter was just down the hall. ((EDITH HOLSINGER/COUPLE'S NEIGHBOR: NEVER NOTHING LIKE THAT EVER HAPPENED IN THIS SECTION BEFORE. ))
That's no longer the case.
Martin has been arraigned for killing his wife.
But police predict that won't be his last day in court.
The bodies of 32- year old Joseph Siffert, Junior and his girlfriend, Barbara Hackney were also discovered inside a nearby residence.
Police believe minutes after shooting his wife, Martin ran up the street and into the couple's home.
They were shot several times, but their infant daughter was found in the residence UNharmed. ((MONTY REDD/FAMILY FRIEND: IT'S KIND OF HITTING EVERYBODY KIND OF HARD. ))
Police aren't certain, but say the shooting may have been sparked by a domestic dispute. Martin's wife and Barbara Hackney were sisters-in-law. ((WHILE INVESTIGATORS ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR A MOTIVE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONES. BUT FIGURING OUT WHAT HAPPENED, MAY BE EASIER THAN FIGURING OUT "WHY". TERESA HAMILTON, NEWS 7, HALIFAX COUNTY. )) ))

7Lynchburg-Races


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
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TAPE#95-83
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Preston Bryant is on his way to the General Assembly as the 23rd District's delegate,
That leaves Lynchburg City council in search of his replacement.
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VO-NAT
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Bryant will have spent just 18 months on council before moving on to Richmond.
Republicans currently hold six of the seven seats on the panel, and mayor Jim Whitaker says it's a safe bet they'll appoint another conservative to take Bryant's place.
But he has no idea who that'll be.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I CAN ASSURE YOU WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT THIS AT ALL, WE HAVE NOT TRIED TO ANTICIPATE PRESTON'S ELECTION AND WE HAVE NOT DONE ANY GROUNDWORK WHATSOEVER, WE HAVEN'T INTERVIEWED ANYBODY, I HAVEN'T EVEN HAD ANYBODY COME TO ME AND REQUEST THAT THEIR NAME BE CONSIDERED. SO WE'RE KIND OF STARTING AT GROUND ZERO ALTOGETHER AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY.))
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Bryant says he'll submit his resignation within the next few days, and it'll take effect by the end of the month.
Council will have 30 days after that to find a replacement.
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7Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
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TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=Election 95


And while two Republicans faired well in central Virginia, political analysts call Tuesday's election a bad sign for the state G-O-P.
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Just one vote shy of a majority in the Senate, Republicans might try to get a conservative Democrat to switch over.
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A likely target is Franklin County Senator Virgil Goode, who ran unopposed for his fifth term in office.
Republicans could offer him a leadership position within the party if he decides to join the G- O- P.
But that appears highly unlikely.
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((STATE SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D- ROCKY MOUNT: I DON'T HAVE ANY PLANS TO CHANGE PARTIES. BUT I'M CERTAIN WHATEVER COMES AS A RESULT OF THE ELECTION, THINGS WILL BE WORKED OUT. SO HOPEFULLY THE SENATE WILL FUNCTION SMOOTHLY. ))
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Goode says he's been approached by some officials about a possible switch, but refused to say who they were.

7Parkway


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The Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates it's 600- millionth visitor today in Roanoke.
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The visitor will be honored this morning at the Roanoke River overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
That's at milepost 1-16.
The program will also recognize the Parkway's 60th Anniversary.
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7weather


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Turning now to weather,
Today is going to be mostly sunny, but cold.
Highs will be in the 40s.
For tonight, expect temperatures to drop into the 20s.
Your weekend looks a little warmer with highs reaching the 50s.

55Layne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-82
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The attorney for convicted child killer Billy Layne has asked a panel of state judges to overturn Layne's conviction.
Layne's attorney says some of the evidence the jurors heard should not have been allowed in court.
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The jury heard testimony about a conversation in which Layne allegedly discussed another inmate's rape fantasy.
Attorney Terry Grimes says the evidence was HEARSAY that prejudiced the jury.
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((TERRY GRIMES/LAYNE'S ATTORNEY: IN THIS CASE, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD TO PROVE WAS INTENT TO SEXUALLY MOLEST AND THERE WAS NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL MOLESTATION, SO THE GOVERNMENT'S CASE WAS MARKEDLY HELPED BY THIS EVIDENCE IN MY OPINION.))
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Layne was sentenced to two life terms for the abduction and murder of Phadra Carter, the 11- year- old girl who was taken from her Rockbridge County home in September, 1993.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The judges are not expected to rule for at least four to six months.

55State-Elections


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cuttin
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-96
GRAPHIC=Election 95


Governor Allen wants to put partisanship aside and the Democrats say they will do their part to stop the nasty partisan rhetoric.
That's the word from both sides now that there is a Democrat- controlled House and an equally- split Senate.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( sot 10:18:03

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK THAT IT NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED...IN THE LEGISLATURE.))
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It was a day to redefine relationships, for Allen and the remaining Democratic majority.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: AND IT DAWNED ON ME THAT YOU CANNOT GOVERN FROM ANGER. THAT IN ORDER TO GOVERN YOU HAVE TO HAVE VISION AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE COMPASSION.))
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Both sides think the Senate tie will force cooperation.
But then, the Governor's counting a little differently.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IN THE SENATE, 57- PERCENT... 52- PERCENT VOTED FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES))
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((DEL. TOM MOSS/(D) NORFOLK: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE STRESSED....21 IN THE SENATE.))
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That 21st vote would be tie-breaker Don Beyer. Sot standup
The Governor's office is optimistic that Allen fill find a "functional philosophical majority" in the Senate, even if he doesn't have a numerical majority.
What that means with a House still under Democratic control remains to be seen.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

55Heironimus


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 95-95
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A downtown Roanoke landmark may be closing up and moving out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
Sources say Heironimus Department sotre will leave its building early next

year.
The store's lease on the property expires in January.
But Heironimus indicates it may stay a little while longer.
The president of Heironimus would not comment.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Heironimus has about a half dozen stores in our area.
It was a locally based chain up until two years ago, when it was bought by a Texas firm.

55school-closing


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We have a school announcement to make.
Schools in Greenbrier County will be DELAYED two hours because of light snowfall overnight.
Again, schools in the Greenbrier County will be opening two hours late.

55weather


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Turning now to weather,
Today is going to be mostly sunny, but cold.
Highs will be in the 40s.
For tonight, expect temperatures to drop into the 20s.
Your weekend looks a little warmer with highs reaching the 50s.

8Intersection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-80
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Some Danville residents are looking for ways to improve an intersection they claim is deadly.
It's the same intersection where two children were killed two weeks ago in a car accident.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SUPER=04-Danville/October 19; :07
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SUPER=01-Tammy Mustain/Accident Victim's Mother; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bobby C. Pierce/VDOT Traffic Engineer; 1:29
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8Troutman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#95-90
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The man who robbed a Hardees and a Dairy Queen last summer will spend four years in prison for the crimes.
Thirty- year- old Paul Troutman pled guilty to robbing a Hardees restaurant on Orange Avenue in Roanoke.
He told the manager he had placed a bomb in the bathroom.
Then, he tried the same thing the next night at the Dairy Queen right across the street.
The judge sentenced Troutman to four years in prison and to 10 years probation AFTER he finishes his prison term.

8Explore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit
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A new educational facility at Roanoke's Explore Park will be used for environmental conferences, Elderhostel programs and continuing education courses.
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The facility will be named in honor of the late John Hancock Junior, an industrialist and civic leader who helped start the park.
Explore's new education director Mark Shanks is developing programs for the facility and expanding the outreach programs.
Shanks says there is a market for living history instruction and he envisions Explore becoming one of the best places to learn about Virginia history.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Now for your weather,
Today is going to be another cold day.
It will be mostly sunny, but cold, with highs only reaching the 40s.
For tonight, expect temperatures to drop into the 20s. Tomorrow, temperatures will be in the 50s, and reaching the 60s on Saturday. There is a warming trend in sight.