08:25-01

7Hudson

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=Hudson


A 19-year-old Danville man pleaded guilty to the murder and robbery of a Danville grocery store manager.
Now, Kenneth Hudson will spend the next 35 years in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/June 1994;


Hudson addmitted to taking part in the murder of Oliver Lee Everett, Junior.
He was with Michael Lamont White the night White shot Everett and stole 600 dollars.
White pled guilty to murder, robbery and weapons violations last month and was sentenced to life in prison.
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7State-Senate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-87
GRAPHIC=State Seal


Now that there's a two part split down the middle of the state chamber the debate over who will call the shots is just beginning.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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IN Q=The Democrats
SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday; :00 QUICK!
SUPER=@Beyer; :12
SUPER=@Ellen2; :26
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1989; :34 QUICK
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :39
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; 1:01
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( The Democrats turned to UVA constitutional expert A.E. Dick Howard to conclude that Don Beyer gives them the 21st vote on almost ANY issue.
Beyer got more specific. ((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THE VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE OF THE BUDGET DOES REQUIRE 21 ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE SENATE. HOWEVER THAT'S NOT WHERE THE ACTION IS. THE ACTION IS ALWAYS IN THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS. IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT I CAN AS LT. GOVERNOR VOTE ON THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS.))
However, Beyer wasn't clear on whether he would help keep Republicans off key committees. ((laughter. I'M READY TO VOTE WHEN CALLED UPON TO DO SO. AND I'LL TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY.))
But the Democrat who last served as Virginia's Lieutenant Governor disagrees with his party. ((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: THE QUESTION IS WHAT ROLE DOES THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR PLAY? THE LAW IS PRETTY CLEAR IN SOME INSTANCES. IT SAYS THOSE 40 MEMBERS SHALL COMPRISE THE SENATE. AND THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ELECTED FROM THE VARIOUS DISTRICTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IS NOT ELECTED FROM ANY OF THOSE DISTRICTS. I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTUAL ORGANIZING OF THE SENATE.)) ((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: I THINK THE PUBLIC WOULDN'T LIKE TO SEE IT... SOME OF THE THORNIER ISSUES HERE WIND UP IN THE COURTS.)) ((DOUG WILDER: IT IS A BRAND NEW DAY.))
And this building still houses two groups that sometimes disagree for the sake of disagreement.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Meantime, State Senate Minority Leader Joseph Benedetti is threatening to shut the place down if long-ruling Democrats do not share power.
Benedetti said yesterday that Republicans won't be satisfied with a few extra seats on key committees.

7Industrial-Site


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-89
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County seal


Some Roanoke County residents are speaking out against the county's "Vision" plan for economic development.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The county wants to rezone about 45 parcels of land for industrial and commercial development.
But a Glenvar Heights' resident says last night's meeting left him with more questions than answers.
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SOT 7:35:19
IN Q=Well we got

((DAVID SHELOR/RESIDENT: WELL WE GOT NO QUESTIONS ANSWERED. THE ONLY THING WE GOT WAS THAT THIS WAS A SITE THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO USE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE ANSWER TONIGHT FROM ALL THE RESIDENTS WAS DEFINITELY NO.
TIM GUBALA/ROANOKE CO. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: I THINK AT THIS POINT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A GENERAL REZONING WE DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC COMPANY LOOKING AT ANY OF THESE SITES. WE DON'T HAVE A SPECIFIC PLAN. WE'RE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS THAT THE CITIZENS HAD AS WE MOVE FORWARD SO WE COULD PRESENT SOMETHING MORE CONCRETE IN THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-David Shelor/Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Tim Gubala/Roanoke Co. Economic Development; :14
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=concrete in the future.
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VO-NAT


Gubala says the western part of the county offers larger acreage tracts and the convenience of I-81.
But some residents say they moved to that part of the county to get away from that kind of growth.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Another community meeting is set for January.

7weather


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


Taking a look now at weather -
Your weekend is going to get off to a warm start.
Today will be sunny with highs reaching the 60s.
Tonight will be in the 40s with a chance of showers after nightfall.
For tomorrow, expect rain and possible thunderstorms - highs will be in the 50s.

55Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#595-28
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Officials at Danville's Goodyear plant are having trouble working at plans to increase the plant's workforce.
The trouble is
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;

Goodyear and the union can't seem to agree on conditions to run the plant 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Goodyear says it plans to hire as many as 400 people if it can find a way to make the plant a continuous operation.
The United Steelworkers of America says it's tried its hardest to work out an agreement with the company, but now the ball is in Goodyear's court.
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55RADVA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-86
GRAPHIC=business news


Business is boombing for a Radford company abroad.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


The RADVA corporation makes plastic- foam panels, for use in buildings and homes like these going up in Christiansburg.
SUPER=03-Radford;


It's met huge success overseas, especially in Russia.
Now people there want other Western home-building supplies, and RADVA is buying them up from local merchants to meet the demand.
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SOT 15:06:41
IN Q=

((JIM WOLFE/RADVA SPECIAL PROJECTS MGR.: EVERYTHING WE CAN GET WE GET EITHER IN ROANOKE OR CHRISTIANSBURG OR RADFORD, AND IF WE HAVE TO, LIKE THE BRICK COMES FROM TENNESSEE. ))
SOT 15:07:01

((AND THEY TAKE IT TO NORFOLK, WE USE THE NORFOLK PORT EXCLUSIVELY AND LOCAL TRUCKERS EXCLUSIVELY ALSO.))
SUPER=01-Jim Wolfe/RADVA Special Projects Mgr.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=exclusively also.
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VO-NAT


Now RADVA will concentrate MORE on its overseas markets.
It sold 80 percent of its panel- building subsidiary, Thermastructure Limited, to Ecological Systems of North Carolina.
Thermastructure bought the rights to make and market the building panels in MOST of the U.S.
That gives RADVA working capital to expand its division which builds the panel making machines for its INTERNATIONAL licensees.
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55Allen-Votes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#595-27
GRAPHIC=NONE


Governor Allen's wife gathered a couple of votes in Tuesday's elections.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday;


First Lady Susan Allen got ONE vote for the House of Delegates and ONE for the Senate -- NOT enough to upset incumbent Democrats Jean Cunningham and Benny Lambert.
The Richmond registrar's office confirms there were only TWO write- in votes cast in the Allens' downtown precinct, which had NO Republican candidates on the ballot.
The culprit must have been the Governor himself, who borrowed a pen and asked how to write- in candidates.
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SOT 01:38:16
IN Q=You'll probably

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YOU'LL PROBABLY FIGURE IT OUT ONCE THE POLLS ARE CLOSED. Cartoon character? OH, NO, NO, NO. I WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING AS FRIVOLOUS AS THAT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=as that.
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VO-NAT


Susan Allen did NOT write in any candidates.
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55Parkway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#95-77
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Blue Ridge Parkway celebrates its 600 Millionth visitor this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Sara and Domar (DOE-mar) Knudson (kah-NOOD-son) from Hawaii were honored by Virginia tourism and park officials yesterday.
They were traveling across the country to a new home in South Carolina.
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10 46 04 00 - 10 46 30 00
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IN Q=He's in the military,

((SARA KNUDSON/600 MILLIONTH PARKWAY VISITOR: HE'S IN THE MILITARY AND WE'RE BEING TRANSFERRED TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA SO WE DECIDED WE'D DRIVE ACROSS COUNTRY. WE'VE TAKEN FROM ST. LOUIS AND SEEN SIGHTS AND TAKE OUR TIME AND WE LANDED HERE AND THEY FOUND US!))
SUPER=01-Sara Knudson/600 Millionth Parkway Visitor;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=they found us.
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VO-NAT


The couple was awarded all kinds of gifts from Roanoke-area merchants.
They also got an invitation to return for a four- day stay along the parkway with free passes to over 30 attractions.
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55weather


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


Taking a look now at weather -
Your weekend is going to get off to a warm start.
Today will be sunny with highs reaching the 60s.
Tonight will be in the 40s with a chance of showers after nightfall.
For tomorrow, expect rain and possible thunderstorms - highs will be in the 50s.

8Kenneth-Hudson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=Hudson


A judge has sentenced a Danville teenager to 35- years in prison for his role in the murder of a Winn Dixie store manager.
19- year- old Kenneth Hudson pled guilty to murder and robbery in the shooting of Oliver Lee Everett, Junior.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/June 1994;


Hudson was with Michael Lamont White the night White shot Everett and stole 600 dollars.
White pled guilty to murder, robbery and weapons violations last month and was sentenced to life in prison.
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8Salem-Antiques


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-85
GRAPHIC=None


The antiques business is booming in Salem.
It all began when Keith Baker opened his first antique mall in the downtown business district.
At the time, some residents feared the store would have an adverse affect on the area.
Joe Dashiell reports since then, the number of antique dealers has multiplied, along with the benefits for other merchants.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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IN Q=A clock show
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Harry Blair/Antique Collector; :10
SUPER=01-Keith Baker/Green Market Antique Mall; :32
SUPER=@Joe1; :41
SUPER=01-Steve Edwards/Olde Salem Framing; :54
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7


((A clock show first brought New Jersey collector Harry Blair to Salem, but he says stores filled with antiques and artful reproductions bring him downtown when he's passing through the area. ((HARRY BLAIR: AND QUITE A WIDE VARIETY OF, MY GOSH, ART GLASS AND CLOCKS AND OLD AND NEW BOTH.))
Some residents raised a red flag when the first antique mall opened, but the new businesses haven't turned downtown into a flea market. They HAVE lured customers from the interstate. ((KEITH BAKER/GREEN MARKET ANTIQUE MALL: WE ADVERTISE IN ALL OF THE TRADE MAGAZINES, AND MOST OR ALL OF OUR BUSINESS COMES OFF INTERSTATE 81, ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF OUR BUYING PEOPLE COME OFF THE INTERSTATE. WE DO WELL.))
Antique dealers have filled more than a few storefronts here on Main Street, but their growth has also been good for other businesses here.
Steve Edwards says he located his framing business downtown because of the traffic the antiques stores have created. ((STEVE EDWARDS/OLDE SALEM FRAMING: IT'S CERTAINLY INCREASED THE VITALITY OF DOWNTOWN SALEM AND IT'S ALLOWED US TO DEVELOP A DIVERSITY OF BUSINESS THAT CAN BRING PEOPLE IN TO SHOP.))
And Salem merchants hope the mix of old and new will continue to bring customers from near and far.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

8Aquarium


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-82
GRAPHIC=NONE


Franklin County officials are hoping to throw in a little extra bait to hook people on the County's new public park.
As Scott Prince reports Smith Mountain lake won't be the only place you'll find a few fish.
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IN Q=Franklin County
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-David Hill/Project's Landscape Architect; :21
SUPER=@Scott1; :39
SUPER=01-Neil Sigmon/Franklin Co. Parks Service; :46
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=SP, News 7


(( Franklin County officials are trying to reel in support for an aquarium at Smith Mountain Lake.
The 12- hundred square foot aquatic center would be located here in the Scruggs area-- where a proposed public park might be built.
Supporters say the aquarium would serve as an aquatic study center, and bring in tourists at the same time.
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SOT 12:40:39
IN Q=When people suggested

((DAVID HILL/PROJECT'S LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: WHEN PEOPLE SUGGESTED AN AQUARIUM TO US IT SEEMED TO US THAT WAS A VERY APPROPRIATE USE THAT COULD DRAW PEOPLE FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY AND ACTUALLY DRAW A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE BEYOND FRANKLIN COUNTY. ))
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OUT Q=beyond Franklin County

standup 14:47:16
The idea for the aquarium was born at a public workshop this past summer.
The plan calls for exhibits of a wide variety of fish, including striped bass, walleye, trout and carp.
But right now officials are fishing for revenue.
They're hoping for state and federal money, or maybe even a corporate sponsorship.
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SOT 12:36:29
IN Q=Of course

((NEIL SIGMON/FRANKLIN CO. PARKS: OF COURSE FUNDING IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE THE MAIN STUMBLING BLOCK. BUT WE HAVE YET TO DETERMINE THE LEASE AGREEMENT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=lease agreement


Sigmon hopes the park itself will be open by the summer of '97.
Meanwhile, initial projections show the big catch-- the aquarium, might be on solid ground by 1998.
Scott Prince, News 7.))

8weather


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


Taking a look now at weather -
This morning starts out very cold, but the day will warm up.
Temperatures today are going to reach into the 60s.
Winds will be light.
Tonight, temperatures will be in the 40s with a chance of showers after nightfall. 50s. For tomorrow, expect rain and possible thunderstorms - highs will be in the