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7Ann-Harper

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


Students and faculty at Hollins College are stunned over the news that a student was murdered over the Thanksgiving break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 23;


20- year- old Ann Harper was killed in her Fairfax County home early Thanksgiving morning.
Authorities are investigating her death as homicide and arson.
Police say Harper was stabbed to death, then her house was set on fire.
There is no known suspect at this time.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Those who knew Harper say she was very involved in campus activities including the music program, the religious life association, and the creative writing program.
Harper's untimely death has saddened the Hollins Community.
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IN Q=Well, I think

((LINDA STEELE/COLLEGE RELATIONS DIRECTOR: WELL, I THINK IN A SMALL COMMUNITY LIKE HOLLINS, THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT AND A LOT OF PULLING TOGETHER OF THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY-- AND WE'RE SEEING THAT HAPPEN NOW. BUT IT'S A VERY SAD, VERY TRAGIC TIME FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/College Relations Director;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for the community
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VO-NAT


A memorial service has been scheduled for Ann Harper in Dupont Chapel at 4:30 tomorrow afteroon.
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7Halifax-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=murder


Halifax County authorities say a murder suspect turned himself in at the scene following a fatal shooting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The shooting happened at the Village Apartments in the Sinai (Sigh-Nee-Eye) section of the county at about 10- Sunday night.
Authorities say 21- year old Damon Lamont Crews was shot with a handgun.
Police arrested 18- year old Tywan Otey Brown-
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IN Q=After the

((DEP. S. T. MOSER/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AFTER THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUED. THE SUSPECT AND HIS FATHER COME OUT AND STOPPED THE POLICE AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE VILLAGE AND HE WANTED TO TURN HIMSELF IN AND TALK ABOUT IT. ))
SUPER=01-Dep. S. T. Moser/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=about it.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say the shooting stemmed from an argument.
Brown is in the Halifax County jail.
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7Smart-Highway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-98
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


Last week Montgomery County's board of supervisors said no to the Smart Road.
But now it appears supervisors are reconsidering their decision.
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SOT 19:47:53
IN Q=Basically, we passed

((HENRY JABLONSKI/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERVISOR: BASICALLY, WE PASSED A RESOLUTION RECONSIDERING THE ACTION WE'D TAKEN ONE WEEK AGO AND RESCINDING THAT ACTION. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT WITHDREW THEIR APPLICATION FOR THE SMART HIGHWAY AT THIS TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Henry Jablonski/Montgomery Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=at this time
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


V-DOT is expected to re- submit its application.
In the meantime, the board of supervisors says... it needs MORE information about the project-- and that suits Virginia Tech officials just fine.
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SOT 19:56:27
IN Q=I'm delighted

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA TECH PRESIDENT: I'M DELIGHTED AGAIN THAT THEY WOULD SEEK MORE INFORMATION TO MAKE A MORE INFORMED DECISION, AND I THINK THEY'RE TO BE COMMENDED FOR STANDING UP AND SAYING WE HAVE HAD SOME SECOND THOUGHTS, WE NEED MORE INFORMATION TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/VA Tech President;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=informed decision (second one)
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VO-NAT


The board's action also establishes a committee to decide WHAT kind of information is needed. It's expected to report BACK to the board December 11th.
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7Turnout


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-84
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Results on voter turnout are in and it looks the numbers are up.
State officials say voter turnout for the November seventh elections was a little bit higher than it was for the last full General Assembly election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/November 7;


Fifty-two percent of Virginia's registered voters participated in this year's elections.
Forty-nine percent voted four years ago.
SUPER=03-Bedford/November 7;


Both parties ran statewide television advertising campaigns for the FIRST time in legislative elections.
This MAY have improved turnout.
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7Weather


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


Taking a look now at weather.
Your day is going to start off warm, with temperatures reaching the 50s.
By later today, temperatures will fall into the 40s.
Expect it to be cold and rainy tonight - lows in the 30s.
And looking ahead expect temperatures to rise slightly by the weekend with sunny skies.

55Harper


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-89
GRAPHIC=Murder


Fairfax County authorities are investigating the Thanksgiving day death of a woman found dead in her burning home.
But the story has touched lives in the Roanoke Valley - the victim was a student at Hollins College.
Kimberely McBroom has reaction from students and faculty.
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IN Q=Ann Harper was only
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 23, 1995; :08
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/Director of College Relations; :18
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :31
SUPER=01-Miranda Mattson/Hollins Sophomore; :39
SUPER=@Kimberly1; :55
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7


((Ann Harper was only 20 years old, a junior at Hollins College when she was killed early Thanksgiving morning.
Police say Harper was stabbed to death in her home-- which was later set on fire.
There is no known suspect at this time-- and those who knew her say she was well- liked. ((LINDA STEELE/DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE RELATIONS: MANY STUDENTS KNEW HER. SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE CHOIR, IN THE RELIGIOUS LIFE ASSOCIATION, IN THE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM, IN THE MUSIC PROGRAM. AND MANY OF THE STUDENTS WHO KNEW HER ARE VERY, VERY UPSET.))
While upsetting to the entire college community, Harper's untimely death is also making her fellow students more aware of their own mortality. ((MIRANDA MATTSON/HOLLINS SOPHOMORE: I MEAN, YOU THINK EVERYONE'S GOING TO LIVE UNTIL THEY DIE OF OLD AGE. BUT WHEN THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE RE-DO THEIR LIVES. THEY START LIVING FOR THE DAY AND START TO SEIZE THE MOMENTS BECAUSE NOBODY KNOWS HOW LONG THEY HAVE.)) ((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SINCE HOLLINS COLLEGE IS SUCH A CLOSE- KNIT COMMUNITY, PEOPLE HERE SAY THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT TO GET THEM THROUGH THIS. A MEMORIAL SERVICE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR ANN HARPER WEDNESDAY IN DUPONT CHAPEL. )) ))

55Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=THA
TAPE#95-87
GRAPHIC=Murder


Henry County authorities have questioned an eyewitness to help them solve the murder of 33- year- old Richard Scott Powell.
Authorities say the witness was a passenger in Powell's truck when the shooting occurred.
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VO-NAT

SUPER-03-Henry Co.;
Authorities believe Powell, who is from Eden, North Carolina, was shot inside his pick- up early Saturday morning in Sandy Level.
Police say a wounded Powell and his passenger then fled to Rockingham County, North Carolina.
SUPER=03-Rockingham Co., NC;


Then, a passer-by discovered Powell slumped over dead in his truck along Route 7-70 later that day.
Investigators hope they will be able to confirm what happened now that they have found Powell's passenger.
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IN Q=Our investigation

((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. OUR INVESTIGATION REVEALS THAT THE VICTIM CAME HERE WITH A COMPANION PULLED IN, AND THAT THE OCCUPANTS OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE WERE IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING A DRUG TRANSACTION OR PURCHASE HERE AND THAT A YOUNG BLACK MALE WHO WAS TALKING WITH THEM, REACHED INTO THE VEHICLE AND ATTEMPTED TO RIP THEM OFF BY TAKING MONEY FROM THE OCCUPANTS AND SHORTLY AFTER THAT GUNFIRE ERUPTED NEAR THE HOME TO THE LEFT OF US HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=left of us here.
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VO-NAT


Police do have suspects, but have not made an arrest.
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55James-Nowlin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#edit of 95-93
GRAPHIC=NONE


A hidden camera installed in a patient's room at The Burrell (Burle) Nursing Center was meant to catch a thief. Instead, it caught a sex offender in action.
The hidden camera was placed in a comatose patient's room because it was suspected that someone was stealing from her.
Instead, the camera caught James Gary NOW-lin in the act of fondling the patient.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The day after the surveillance camera was put in place- -the occupational therapist went into the 19-year old woman's room and sexually molested her.
The woman is unable to speak, but the prosecutor says the victim does have some sense of her surroundings at times.
NOW-lin yesterday did not contest the charges against him.
He faces up to ten years in prison when he's sentenced for attempted aggravated sexual battery.
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55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Taking a look now at weather.
You'll get a warm but rainy start to your day - highs will be in the 50s.
Later on, temperatures will fall into the 40s.
Expect it to be cold and wet tonight with lows in the 30s.

8Ann-Harper


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


The murder of a Hollins College student has shocked the Hollins' community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 23;


20- year- old Ann Harper was killed in her Fairfax County home early Thanksgiving morning.
Authorities are investigating her death as homicide and arson.
Police say Harper was stabbed to death, then her house was set on fire.
There is no known suspect at this time.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Those who knew Harper say she was very involved in campus activities including the music program, the religious life association, and the creative writing program.
Harper's untimely death has saddened the Hollins Community.
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IN Q=Well, I think

((LINDA STEELE/COLLEGE RELATIONS DIRECTOR: WELL, I THINK IN A SMALL COMMUNITY LIKE HOLLINS, THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT AND A LOT OF PULLING TOGETHER OF THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY-- AND WE'RE SEEING THAT HAPPEN NOW. BUT IT'S A VERY SAD, VERY TRAGIC TIME FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/College Relations Director;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for the community
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VO-NAT


A memorial service has been scheduled for Ann Harper in Dupont Chapel tomorrow afternoon at 4:30.
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8Nowlin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-93
GRAPHIC=NONE


A hidden surviellance camera placed in a patient's room at Burrell (Burle) Nursing Center captured some shocking pictures.
Officials at the center had installed the camera because they hoped to catch a thief who had been stealing money from the 19-year old patient.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Instead the video tape caught an Occupational therapist fondling the patient.
Yesterday in court 40- year- old James Gary Nowlin did not contest charges of attempted agravated battery.
The prosecutor says even though the victim is unable to speak, she does have some sense of her surroundings at times.
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((ALICE EKIRCH/PROSECUTOR: SO IT MAY WELL HAVE BEEN DURING THE TIMES THAT THE DEFENDANT WAS ABUSING THE VICTIM SHE WAS AWARE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON BUT WAS UNABLE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO HER. ))
SUPER=01-Alice Ekirch/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=happening to her.
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VO-NAT


Nowlin faces up to ten years in prison.
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8Loney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-96
GRAPHIC=NONE


The family of a Danville man who was shot by a Richmond Police officer wants the officer prosecuted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


Marco Loney was shot in the back last August, and his family says they can't forget that.
The Loney family and its supporters protested outside Richmond's City Council meeting last night.
Loney's mother Phyllis says her son's three- year- old child is the reason for a wrongful death suit against the police officer.
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SOT 05:01:34
IN Q=Of course the civil

((PHYLLIS LONEY/MARCO'S MOTHER: OF COURSE THE CIVIL SUIT WILL MAKE SURE MY GRANDSON WILL HAVE A HAPPY LIFE. IT WON'T BRING HIM BACK... SURRENDERING.))
SUPER=01-Phyllis Loney/Marco's Mother;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=surrendering.
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VO-NAT


The grand jury cleared the officer who fatally shot Marco Loney of any wrongdoing.
Loney's relatives say they reject the grand jury's findings and would like to see the officer prosecuted and fired.
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8Highway


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#edit of with new field bite 95-98
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


Last week, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted against rezoning land for the smart road.
But yesterday it filed a resolution rescinding that action and is now reconsidering the project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Virginia Tech officials are hoping more information comes out concerning the implications of NOT going forward with the Smart Road.
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IN Q=Specifically, those are

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA TECH PRESIDENT: SPECIFICALLY, THOSE ARE IMPLICATIONS THAT WOULD AFFECT 3-A, WHICH I DON'T THINK HAVE BEEN THOUGHT THROUGH VERY CAREFULLY. AND I THINK WE'RE QUITE PREPARED TO DESCRIBE THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IMPLICATIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Virginia Tech President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=development implications
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VO-NAT


The board's action establishes a committee to decide what kind of information is needed. The committee will report back to the board December 11th.
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8Weather


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


Taking a look at weather...
This afternoon will be raining with temperatures dropping into the 40's. Rain should end tomorrow. Afternoon highs will be in the 30s. Tonight, expect rain with lows in the 30s.