08:25-01

7Wilson

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Murder


Roanoke County police now know a mechanic -- whose body was discovered in a garage Tuesday -- was BEATEN to death.
Ron Jones says the victim's family is trying to figure out why this happened.
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SOT
IN Q=The death of
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :07
SUPER=01-Capt. Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police; :14
SUPER=03-Blue Ridge; :33
SUPER=01-Danice Wilson/Sister-In-Law; :44
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:11
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.

(( The death of 26-year-old Christopher Lee Wilson is still a mystery.
He was found dead at General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue by a co-worker.
Police say he suffered from a blow to the head with a blunt object.
SOT 07:20:23:21

((CAPT. RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: SOME OF MR.WILSON'S CO-WORKERS AND THEY FOUND HIS BODY IN THE REPAIR SHOP WHERE HE NORMALLY WORKS. HE HAD APPARENTLY COME IN SOMETIME IN THE EARLY EVENING OR LATE EVENING HOURS. WE'RE NOT SURE AT THIS POINT AND APPARENTLY SOMEONE STRUCK HIM IN THE HEAD AND CAUSED HIS DEATH.))
RUNS=:18


When Wilson was 21 he moved to this modest home in Blue Ridge.
His landlord says he was a good tenant-- saving to buy a home.
His family is baffled.
SOT 03:31:01

((DENISE WILSON/FAMILY MEMBER: WE DON'T KNOW WHY. WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT THAT HE HAD SO MANY FRIENDS AND WE CAN'T THINK OF ANYBODY WHO WOULD WANT TO HURT HIM ON PURPOSE. BUT GIVEN THE WAY CRIME IS YOU DON'T KNOW. PEOPLE KILL EACH OTHER FOR JACKETS AND ALL KINDS OF STRANGE REASONS AND WE'RE JUST WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE POLICE HAVE TO SAY.))
RUNS=:20


Police say they are also baffled.
SOT 07:21:02

((WE HAVE NO LEADS, WE HAVE NO MOTIVES AT THIS TIME. AS I SAID WE'RE TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT EVIDENCE WE HAVE.))
RUNS=:08


This case was classified as suspicious.
Now police wants the public's help with a few clues.
Ron Jones News Seven.))

7Correll


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 94-80
GRAPHIC=none


A death-row inmate convicted of stabbing a Roanoke man during a robbery is scheduled to be executed tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday REFUSED to block the execution of Walter Correll Jr.
His lawyers argued his confession was tainted because he did not get a lawyer before he was questioned.
Correll is sentenced to die for the August 1985 slaying of Charles Bousman Jr.
Police say Correll kidnapped Bousman from Roanoke, choked him until he passed out, stuffed him into the trunk of a car and drove him to Smith Mountain Lake.
There, police say Correll stabbed him to death.
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7Drugs


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
SS=Drug Bust Cocaine


66 people charged with selling crack cocaine got caught when they sold the drug to undercover Roanoke police officers.
Authorities say more than HALF of the people indicted Tuesday had PRIOR drug-dealing convictions.
The investigation began in July after residents complained that dealers were BOLDLY hawking drugs on street corners to passing motorists.

7Burrow


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow


A former official of Virginia's Explore Park, and an advocate for the Blue Ridge Parkway has a NEW job.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Richard Burrow has been hired as the executive director of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
Burrow was the project engineer for Explore, overseeing planning and construction of the park's Blue Ridge Settlement.
More recently he has served as executive director of the group, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=Richard Burrow


Foundation officials confirm they've hired Burrow to lead their effort to build a national D-Day monument.
An official announcement is expected today.

7Baliles


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


31 years of marriage is ending for one former Virginia Governor.-
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Jerry Baliles has filed for divorce from his wife Jeannie.
Papers filed in Richmond Circuit Court show the couple has signed a property settlement agreement.
They last lived together in April. Jerry Baliles' attorney says it is an amicable divorce.
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7weather


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


Taking a look now that the forecast -
Today is going to get off to a cold and windy start.
It will be partly sunny though, with temperatures will be in the high 30s.
For tonight, expect lows in the 20s, with occassional snow flurries.

55Walter-Correll


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 94-80
GRAPHIC=none


Execution is scheduled tonight for a death-row inmate who FATALLY stabbed a Roanoke man during a 1985 robbery.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday REFUSED to block the execution of Walter Correll Jr.
His lawyers argued his confession was tainted because he did not get a lawyer before he was questioned.
Correll is sentenced to die for the slaying of Charles Bousman Jr. back in August of '85.
Police say Correll kidnapped Bousman from Roanoke, choked him until he passed out, stuffed him into the trunk of a car and drove him to Smith Mountain Lake.
There, police say Correll stabbed him to death.
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55Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


A 15- year old Henry County teen charged with KILLING his stepfather now wears an electronic monitoring device and is BACK at home with his mother.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Monday;


The shooting happened Sunday night at the victim's home in Fieldale.
Authorities say the teen and his stepfather were struggling over a 22- caliber rifle when the weapon discharged.
According to investigators, 30- year old James Marshall, Junior was shot in the chest.
The young man was also ordered to undergo counseling.
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55Rally


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu

TAPE95-102
GRAPHIC=Protest


As lawmakers on Capitol Hill are debating HOW to resolve the budget impasse, local government workers want to get back to work.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Some TWO dozen federal employees marched in protest outside the federal building in Roanoke.
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SOT 3:55:25
IN Q=

((LINDA EDWARDS/V A WORKER: THE WORK IS JUST PILING UP EVERY DAY THAT GOES BY. IN MY MIND THE 21 YEARS I'VE HAD WITH THE V.A., I CANNOT ENVISION HOW WE'RE EVER GONNA GET CAUGHT UP. EVER.))
SUPER=01-Linda Edwards/V.A. Worker;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=caught up, ever.
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VO-NAT


Edwards says she's willing to go back to work NOW, withOUT pay, rather than face the enormous backlog that's building up while she's away from her desk.
A judge in Washington ruled yesterday that the government can force federal
employees to work withOUT pay. (----------------)



55Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Warner


U-S Senator John Warner will NOT debate his challlenger for the Republican nomination BEFORE he officially announces he will seek re-election.
SS=Miller

Jim Miller wanted to schedule a debate for later THIS month.
He has challenged Warner to eleven debates, one in each congressional district, before the June 11th primary.
SS=Warner


Warner said he hopes to debate after he formally announces his bid for a fourth term in February.

55Heironimus


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Business News


A Roanoke landmark is hawking almost everything it has BEFORE closing its doors later this month.
Len Besthoff has that story.
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SOT
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Alan Frost/Heironimus Customer; :23
SUPER=01-Flossie Pearcy/Heironimus Customer; :39 (quick!)
SUPER=01-Harold Handy/Heironimus Employee; :50 (Quick!)
SUPER=@Len2; :56
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( Nat Sot Parking clock stamping ticket TAPE TWO 13:31:32...
RUNS=:01


Parking attendants at this lot in downtown Roanoke haven't seen it this busy in two years.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE TWO 13:30:16
IN Q=We had

((DAVID SINK/PARKING ATTENDANT: WE HAD EM WRAPPED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO CHURCH STREET SO IT'S BEEN PRETTY BUSY.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=been pretty busy.


The reason? Just look across the street.
Heironimus, which owns Virginia's last downtown department store, will close that location, but before it's gone for good it's having one last big sale.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:41:18 TAPE ONE
IN Q=It's too

((ALAN FROST/HEIRONIMUS CUSTOMER: IT'S TOO BAD THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THIS MUCH ACTIVITY THE WHOLE TIME THEY WERE OPEN. I HATE TO SEE IT CLOSE.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=see it close.

Nat Sot drawer closing nat 12:55:55 TAPE ONE
RUNS=:02


The register drawers at the store will close for good in under three weeks.
Heironimus has a long history in downtown Roanoke, first coming there in the 1890's.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 12:31:11
IN Q=But I miss the

((FLOSSIE PEARCY/HEIRONIMUS CUSTOMER: BUT I MISS THE DOWNTOWN PART OF IT. I HATE TO SEE THEM LEAVE.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=see them leave.


One big question is, who will lease this huge piece of vacant retail space?
Harold Handy has worked there 30 years and has just one suggestion.
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SOT 12:56:47 TAPE ONE
IN Q=Don't tear it

((HAROLD HANDY/HEIRONIMUS EMPLOYEE: DON'T TEAR IT DOWN! THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY, IS THAT I HOPE THEY DON'T TEAR IT DOWN.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=tear it down.


For those still thirsting for the Heironimus experience, there's good news.
The other Heironimus locations will stay open.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))


55weather


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


Taking a look now that the forecast -
Today is going to get off to a cold and windy start.
It'll be partly sunny though, with temperatures will be in the high 30s.
For tonight, expect lows in the 20s, with occassional snow flurries.
A thirty percent chance of light snow tomorrow morning - highs will be in the upper 30s.

8Body


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of wilson -- 95-103
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke County police say the man found dead in an auto shop was BEATEN to death.
The body of Christopher Wilson was found Tuesday in the garage where he worked.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


An autopsy yesterday determined that the 26-year-old mechanic died from a BLOW to the head.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday;


Wilson's body was found on the floor of General Imports Sales and Service.
There were no obvious signs of a struggle, and police found no indication of forced entry into the building.
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8Morrison


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The eight- million dollar lawsuit against Virginia Tech and two of its football players is NOT just about an alleged rape.
Eileen Wagner is the attorney handling the case for the alleged victim.
She says she wants to make a point about HOW colleges deal with WOMEN and RAPE.
Ellen Qualls spoke has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Eileen Wagner
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape; :11
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney; :22
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Football Coach; 1:23
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:34
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond,

(( Eileen Wagner took on the all- male rat line at VMI.
She took on VCU when a professor spanked a student.
She prides herself on that one making it on Saturday Night Live.
So when former Virginia Tech student Christy Brzonkala (bron-KALA) came to her with an alleged rape, and a football player whose suspension was lifted in time for the fall season, Eileen Wagner hit the field running.
sot TAPE TWO 07:03:03

((THERE ARE SEVERAL NEW RULES THAT HAVE COME OUT JUST IN THE LAST YEAR THAT ARE VERY FAVORABLE FOR WOMEN WHO ARE PLAINTIFFS IN SEX ABUSE CASES.))
runs=:11


Wagner's asking for an injunction to keep Tech from letting students who may have just been raped take their cases before an internal judicial panel.
sot TAPE TWO 06:51:59

((CERTAINLY THEY MUST ALSO REGULATE THEIR INTERNAL LIFE, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ACTS THAT ARE SERIOUS CRIMES, THEN THEY SHOULD TURN IT OVER TO THE POLICE AND STAY OUT OF IT.))
runs=:12


A Tech spokesman says the internal review allows confidentiality.
SOT TAPE TWO 06:51:09

((WHERE WE'RE ... THEY ARE RUSHING IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD.))
RUNS=:18


The university also says Wagner is wrong to assume Coach Frank Beamer rushed in to get the sanction on Morrison lessened.
SOT

((pause... THE INFORMATION THAT WAS REPORTED IS NOT CORRECT. AND THAT'S ALL I'M GONNA SAY ABOUT THAT.))
runs=:00


That may be all Beamer will say, but Tech officials say Inside Edition has already lined up Brzonkala and Wagner to tell her side on the tabloid show.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8Ross


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=Ross


A Roanoke man remains in the city jail on murder charges.
Bryant Ross is accused of KILLING his estranged wife, Vickie, whose body was found Saturday in her STOLEN car.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday


The 36-year old suspect was in court yesterday.
The judge read the three felony charges: murder, use of a firearm and auto theft.
Vickie's friends and family say her estranged husband had been stalking her and tricked her into returning to the apartment.
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SOT
IN Q=He had
SUPER=01-Kay Johnson/Victim's Sister

((KAY JOHNSON/VICTIM'S SISTER: HE HAD TOLD HER WHEN SHE LEFT HIM THAT IF HE COULD NOT HAVE HER NO ONE WOULD. HE WOULD KILL HER AND THE CHILD AND EVERYONE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=and everyone.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A preliminary hearing in the case was set for January 25th.
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8Jail-Geese


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Two 19-year-old Halifax County men have been sentenced to TWO days in jail and fined ONE-thousand dollars for running over GEESE with their jet skis at the John Kerr Reservoir.
David Smith and Jernie Martin, both of Clover, were convicted of TAKING and ATTEMPTING to take migratory birds, and operating a watercraft in a RECKLESS manner.


8weather


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


Taking a look now that the forecast -
Today is going to get off to a cold and windy start. For tonight, expect lows in the 20s, with occassional snow flurries. It will be partly sunny though, with temperatures will be in the high 30s.