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7Jens-Soering

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TAPE#95-99
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Convicted double murderer (Yens SIRR-ing) Jens Soering is taking his case to the Internet.
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His new autobiography is already available "on-line."
He promises to update the (Sir-ring) Soering "home page" with the pleadings his lawyer plans to file in a few weeks.
SUPER=03-Bedford/June, 1990


The 27- year- old convict is serving two life terms for the murder of his girlfriend's parents... a crime he says Elizabeth Haysom committed... and HE took the rap.
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IN Q=Basically, we decided

((JENS SOERING: BASICALLY, WE DECIDED THE ONLY WAY I COULD HELP HER--THAT COULD POSSIBLY WORK- -WAS FOR ME TO ACCEPT THE BLAME FOR WHAT SHE'D DONE.))
SUPER=10-Jens Soering/Convicted Killer/June 18, 1990
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=what she'd done.
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VO-NAT


About the only new revelation in the 12-chapter book now on the Internet is that (Sir-ings) Soering's trial lawyer has since gotten in trouble.
Rick Neaton's law license was suspended for three years for misrepresenting and neglecting a client in Michigan.
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Neaton's problems could be enough to get Soering a new trial.

7Smart-Highway


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Local environmentalists the Smart Road doesn't make much sense for the environment.
In fact, they're urging the Montgomery County board of supervisors NOT to go through with it.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday Night; This week the board gave the road

another chance, when it rescinded last week's decision barring the state from taking land in an agriculture district.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape; It appointed a committee to seek

more information from the state on how the road would affect that land.
Opponents say the highway department's information has been incomplete so far.
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((ED WESLEY/NRV ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION: AND I THINK IF THE INFORMATION IS FAIR AND ACCURATE, AND THE BOARD FAIRLY DEBATES IT, IMPARTIALLY, THE SMART HIGHWAY IS DEAD. ))
SUPER=01-Ed Wesley/NRV Environmental Coalition;
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OUT Q=highway is dead.
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The highway would link Blacksburg to I-81 and provide a test ground for lucrative intelligent vehicle research.
The committee is to report back to the board of supervisors December 11th.
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7Bedford-Council


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A few snags in plans to renovate a historic landmark in Bedford.
City officials and the historical Society appear to be in disagreement over how to get the job done.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=03-Bedford; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Lambeth/Historical Society Attorney; :20
SUPER=@ssm1; :39
SUPER=01-Joanne Grahame/Library Committee Chairman; 1:04
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OUT Q=News7, Bedford.


(( The Bedford Historical Society says it's willing to renovate the historic Charles Wharton House, but NOT under the terms the city is proposing.
The major differences between the two are time and money: the city wants the job done within a year, with a guarantee of financial backing.
But preservationists say that's asking too much of a volunteer, non- profit organization. ((ROBERT LAMBETH/HISTORICAL SOCIETY ATTORNEY: WE THINK THAT ...CAN START WORK.)) ((From here the bid goes to the city's library committee, which will come back in two weeks with its own recommendation. City Council can then vote to allow the historical society to take over the Wharton House or they can reject them altogether..renewing the debate about the building's future.))
Committee chairman Joanne Grahame says there's room for compromise in the lease agreement, but the bottom line is the city wants the project done properly. ((JOANNE GRAHAME/LIBRARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: COUNCIL WANTS A NICE BUILDING ...BE DONE RIGHT.))
A decision should come December 12th.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

7Weather


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Some winter like weather is affecting a few school districts today.
Snow overnight is forcing Augusta County schools to close today.
And schools in Pendleton and Highland Counties will open two hours alte.
Today is going to get off to a wet start - highs will be in the 40s.
The rain should end by tonight - then we'll have clear skies and temperatures in the mik mid to upper 20s.

55Gammon


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Attorneys for a 17 year- old accused of murder are trying to keep his alleged confession out of the trial.
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SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;


Chris Gammon and his older brother Willie are charged with the shooting of their father and stepmother a year ago.
Gary Gammon died and his wife was critically injured in the home they shared with Gary's sons.
Lawyers for Chris Gammon argued yesterday the teen's mother should have been present when police questioned him.
But the prosecutor says Chris was told his rights and gave his statement without asking anyone to be there with him.
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55Juvenile-Crime


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Meantime, the numbers are in on the cost of Governor Allen's juvenile crime reform package.
Allen's plan calls for 64 million dollars for new prisons over the next two years.
That according to state budget analyst Barry Green.
He also says that the state's current youth facilities will need between 60 and 90 million dollars just to keep up with a soaring population.

55Pregnancy


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Teen Pregnancy is another serious problem in the state.
Last night's big turnout for a discussion about Roanoke's teen pregnancy problem shows residents are concerned.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


About 150 people participated in public discussion with the Teen Pregnancy Task Force.
The latest studies show Roanoke has the second highest teen pregnancy risk rate in the state.
The meeting featured speeches on the latest research on teen pregnancy in Virginia.
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IN Q=To have so many people in the community

((TED FEINOUR/TEEN PREGNANCY TASK FORCE: TO HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY WILLING TO MAKE THEIR SUGGESTIONS REALLY HELPS THE TASK FORCE IN MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER. SO WE FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT THIS AND HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS WE'LL BE ABLE TO MAKE OUR FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE CITY MANAGER.))
SUPER=01-Ted Feinour/Teen Pregnancy Task Force;
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OUT Q=our final recommendations to the city manager.
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People eventually broke into small discussion groups to try to come up with some solutions.
The Task Force will pass on its final recommendations to the city manager.
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55Reversion


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A recent newspaper article reported that Martinsville is thinking about reverting to town status -that's a surprise to Martinsville officials.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville;


City manager Earl Reynolds says it's not true.
He says Martinsville is in good financial shape.
Reynolds says former Mayor Allan McClain mentioned the idea during his State of the City address, when he retired from council.
But the issue has not been formally discussed since.
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SOT 13:03:54
IN Q=You never say never

((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: YOU NEVER SAY NEVER. BUT CURRENTLY, THE CITY IS IN VERY SOUND FINANCIAL CONDITION. WE ARE THINKING ABOUT AND ARE ACTUALLY IN THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING SOME NEW CAPITAL PROJECTS. ))
SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager;
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OUT Q=some new capital projects
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Reynolds says the newspaper article did well to spotlight the struggle of some cities to keep their status.
But for now, Martinsville is not among those.

55Local-Psychic


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A Nelson County man claims he was a former psychic spy for the government.
Joe McMoneagle says that psychics were instrumental in helping find missing Americans during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
And he says he worked for the government for some 17 years.
The C-I-A confirms that for 20 years, the psychic program took place at an Army post in Maryland.

55Weather


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Some winter like weather is affecting a few school districts today.
Snow overnight is forcing Augusta County schools to close today.
And schools in Pendleton and Highland Counties will open two hours late.
Most of Southwest Virginia got rain overnight. The rain is expected to end this morning and we'll have cloudy skies this afternoon with highs in the mid 40s.
Tonight skies will be clearing and lows will be in the upper 20s.
We are expecting sunny weather tomorrow with highs in the 40s.

8I-73


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TAPE#95-102
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President Clinton's signing of a bill that ends the 55- mile- an- hour national speed limit is not expected to cause changes in Virginia.
Virginia and it's neighboring states have 65 mile per hour limits on interstate highways and there are no immediate plans to change that limit.
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The legislation also includes routing for the proposed highway known as I-73.
That is the north-south highway that will go from Michigan to South Carolina.
In our area, it will pass through the New River Valley, the Roanoke Valley, and Martinsville.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Goodlatte


Congressman Bob Goodlatte applauded the bill.
He says it means NEW jobs for many people and BETTER access to markets like Greensboro and Raleigh.

8Smart-Highway


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Meantime another proposed highway is being panned by local environmentalists.
In fact, they're urging the Montgomery County board of supervisors NOT to go through with it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday Night;


This week the board gave the road another chance, when it rescinded last week's decision barring the state from taking land in an agriculture district.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


It appointed a committee to seek more information from the state on how the road would affect that land.
Opponents say the highway department's information has been incomplete so far.
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IN Q=

((ED WESLEY/NRV ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION: AND I THINK IF THE INFORMATION IS FAIR AND ACCURATE, AND THE BOARD FAIRLY DEBATES IT, IMPARTIALLY, THE SMART HIGHWAY IS DEAD. ))
SUPER=01-Ed Wesley/NRV Environmental Coalition;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=highway is dead.
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VO-NAT


The highway would link Blacksburg to I-81 and provide a test ground for lucrative intelligent vehicle research.
The committee is to report back to the board of supervisors December 11th.
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8Bypass


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NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#95-89
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And a proposed 160 million dollar bypass around Madison Heights is getting some attention.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


The new road would draw traffic congestion away from Route 29 and onto a new section of Route 460 just east of Lynchburg.
Concerned citizens yesterday got their first look at Phase 2 of the project, which would displace about 17 property owners in Campbell County.
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SOT 4:12:40
IN Q=We're looking for

((BOB GIBSON/VDOT ENGINEER: WE'RE LOOKING FOR INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC SO THAT IF OUR PLANS, THERE ARE CONCERNS WITH THEM, THAT WE CAN TRY TO ADDRESS THOSE BEFORE WE SUBMIT IT FOR APPROVAL.))
SUPER=01-Bob Gibson/VDOT Engineer; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=submit it for approval.
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Gibson says the bypass plans are "not" set in stone, and resident's suggestions are taken seriously.
Construction would get underway in 1998 and be complete in 2002.
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8Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-99
GRAPHIC=Soering


The man convicted in a sensational double murder in Bedford County is taking his case to the internet.
The autobiography of
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VO-NAT

Jens Soering (Yenz SIRR-ing) is now available "on-line."
He promises to update the Soering "home page" with the motions his lawyer plans to file in a few weeks.
SUPER=03-Bedford/June 1990


The 27- year- old convict is serving two life terms for the murder of his girlfriend's parents... a crime he says Elizabeth Haysom committed... and he took the rap.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Basically, we decided

((JENS SOERING: BASICALLY, WE DECIDED THE ONLY WAY I COULD HELP HER--THAT COULD POSSIBLY WORK- -WAS FOR ME TO ACCEPT THE BLAME FOR WHAT SHE'D DONE.))
SUPER=10-Jens Soering/Convicted Killer/June 18, 1990
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=what she'd done.
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VO-NAT


About the only new revelation in the 12-chapter book now on the Internet is that (Sir-ings) Soering's trial lawyer has since gotten in trouble.
Rick Neaton's law license was suspended for three years for misrepresenting and neglecting a client in Michigan.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Neaton's problems could be enough to get Soering a new trial.

8Weather


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Some winter like weather is affecting a few school districts today.
Snow overnight is forcing Augusta County schools to close today.
And schools in Pendleton and Highland Counties will open two hours late.
Most of Southwest Virginia got rain overnight.
The rain has now ended in most areas but expect cloudy skies today Tonight skies will be clearing and lows will be in the upper 20s. afternoon with highs in the mid 40s.