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7Burton

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-115
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Testimony in a Roanoke murder trial yesterday pointed to marijuana and money as motives in the killing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The man who pulled the trigger during last year's murder at Randy Carter's home on Memorial Avenue denied any knowledge of the crime.
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SOT 14:48:40
IN Q=Do you know

((DO YOU KNOW RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER MET RANDY CARTER. NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF RANDY CARTER? NO SIR.))
SUPER=02-John McGarvey/Burton's Attorney;
SUPER=01-Thomas Arthur Burton/Defendant;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I did not.
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VO-NAT


It may have been the ball-cap police found in Carter's bedroom.
Burton admitted it was his, but offered only a theory: maybe one of the other guys left it there.
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SOT
IN Q=The court is

((CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN/JUDGE: THE COURT IS SATISFIED BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT MR. BURTON WAS PRESENT AND AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE ROBBERY OF MR. CARTER AND IN THE MURDER THAT OCCURRED THEREIN.)) ))
SUPER=01-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=therein.
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VO-NAT


The judge spent just 15 minutes reviewing the evidence before finding Burton guilty of first- degree murder.
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7L'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Meantime a suspect is arrested in the murder of a Lynchburg man.
29- year old Danny R. Jones turned himself in to police after learning he was wanted in connection with the city's first homicide of the year.
He is now free on bond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


24- year old Robert Lewis Allen was shot to death during a fight outside the Glass House night club early Sunday.
Allen died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Police say eyewitnesses led them to Jones as the prime suspect in Allen's murder.
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7Kim-Stan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-4
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The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors wants to clear the air of an odor coming from the Kim- Stan Landfill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Selma;


Although the landfill closed years ago-- lecheate continues to flow into the Jackson River.
Last night, the board voted to apply for an I-S-T-E-A (Ice Tea) grant.
The federal money would help pay for construction of controlled wetlands-- which would absorb the harmful contaminants before they flow into the river.
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SOT 7:56:30
IN Q=It's not a cure-all

((ESTON BURGE/ALLEGHANY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S NOT A CURE-ALL BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, BUT IT IS A MOVE FORWARD. IT'S POSITIVE, AND IT'S USING SOMETHING THAT WILL NOT HAVE A LONG LASTING TREATMENT FACILITY FOR THE COUNTY TO HAVE TO MAINTAIN AND ACTUALLY PAY FOR. ))
SUPER=01-Eston Burge/Alleghany Co. Adminstrator;
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OUT Q=actually pay for
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VO-NAT


The project would also help protect the historic Oakland Presbyterian Church and cemetery-- across the road from the landfill.
If approved, the estimated 147- thousand dollar pond will be built on C-S-X property.
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7Craig-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Bmy
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=NONE


A clean up is also underway at Craig County High School.
It's caused the school to open one hour late today.
Yesterday, the school closed early after some students reported smelling fumes.
The pipe carrying fuel oil to the school's water heater broke last month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;


Officials met with parents at the school last night.
The principal said he thought the pipe had been fixed--
Meanwhile, parents say something should have been done before now.
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IN Q=They've traditionally

((LINDA GREENWAY/PARENT: THEY'VE HAD SCHOOL TEACHERS THAT HAVE BEEN SICK AND THROWING UP FOR THREE WEEKS-- ONE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.))
SUPER=01-Linda Greenway/Parent;
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OUT Q=respiratory problems
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, an environmentalist reassured parents the fuel is NOT combustible.
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SOT
IN Q=We don't have

((JOHN SIMON/ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS: WE DON'T HAVE A POTENTIAL EXPLOSION CHEMICAL HERE, OR ELSE, QUITE FRANKLY, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT ALLOW US TO MEET IN THIS ROOM RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-John Simon/Environmental Consultants;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=room right now
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TALENT=Beth
SS=NONE


School officials are hopeful fans will remove the fumes from the school-- when it re- opens today.

7SchoolWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
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A few schools are still being effected by the recent snow and flooding. take boards
(mel reads boards)



7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at the weather -
Showers will end this afternoon, becoming breezy.
Temperatures will be in the upper 40s, falling into the 30s by the afternoon.

55Wythe-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=NONE


A 17-year-old boy who was left last week in a remote section of Wythe County died of hypothermia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Monday;


Deputies recovered Ricky Lee Coleman's body from along a creek bank off route 618 early Sunday morning.
That's three days after he'd been in a fight with 19 year old Jason Hibbs.
Authorities say afterwards, Hibbs, 20 year- old Eric Ball, and a 17 year- old stuffed Coleman into the trunk of a car, then dumped him over the bank.
All three face charges of abduction and murder.
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55Tech-Students


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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In Blacksburg, six Virginia Tech have been suspended for two semesters after admitting they left a fellow student in a remote area of Montgomery County one night last month.
All of the students involved were members of the university's Corps of Cadets.
The university would not release their names.
A spokesman for the university says the students clearly violated the school's hazing ban.

55Continental


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=none


Air travel to the nation's largest city has never been easier out of Roanoke.
Continental Express now has three flights daily to Newark, New Jersey.
As Len Besthoff reports while many people probably prefer jet service, cities of all sizes are seeing an increase in prop plane flights.
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IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :03
SUPER=01-Bruce Kink/Continental Express;:10
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport; :31
SUPER=@Len1;:43
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

((
Continental Express now has the only non-stop service between Roanoke and the New York area, a big plus for business and leisure travellers alike.
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SOT 09:29:07
IN Q=We see

((BRUCE KINK/CONTINENTAL EXPRESS: WE SEE THIS AS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CONNECTING TRAFFIC. NOT ONLY FROM ROANOKE TO NEWARK, BUT ALSO FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CONNECTING TRAFFIC ONTO CONTINENTAL AIRLINES. WHICH WILL THEN PROVIDE SERVICE NATIONWIDE AND TO EUROPE ALSO.))
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OUT Q=Europe also.


But the flight is on a turboprop plane, and most folks prefer jet service.
Cities like Roanoke used to have more jets, but the consolidation of the airline industry has changed everything.
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SOT 09:33:48
IN Q=The majors

((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THE MAJORS, IN AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE TO DOWNSIZE OR TO CUT THESE COSTS HAVE BEEN CONTINUING TO TURN OVER SOME OF THEIR JET ROUTES, PARTICULARLY THE SHORT HAULS, OR THE SHORT DISTANCE JET ROUTES, OVER TO THE REGIONALS.))
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OUT Q=over to the regionals.
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IN Q=But smaller cities

((But smaller cities like Roanoke aren't the only ones seeing growth in these regional commuter flights. Larger cities are as well.))
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OUT Q=are as well.


In the past ten years, flights by regional carriers have risen by 44-percent...in airports both large and small.
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SOT 09:31:37
IN Q=If you can't

((KINK: IF YOU CAN'T FILL UP A JET, YOU LOOK AT THE NEXT SIZE AIRCRAFT, WHICH MAY BE A 46 SEAT, A 30 SEAT, OR A 19 SEAT.))
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OUT Q=or a 19-seat.


So odds are you'll be taking more flights on these prop planes.
Here's the upside.
Regional carriers plan to eventually replace prop planes with small, efficient, 50-seat regional jets.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

55SchoolWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info


A few schools are still being effected by the recent snow and flooding. take boards
(mel reads boards)



55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Taking a look now at the weather -
Showers will be ending this afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the upper 40s.
It will become breezy later in the day, with temperatures falling in the 20s by the evening.

8Thomas-Burton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Burton


A Roanoke man murdered last year, may have been killed over money and marijuana.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


In court yesterday, the man who pulled the trigger during the robbery and murder at Randay Carter's home on Memorial Avenue tried denied any knowledge of the crime.
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SOT 14:48:40
IN Q=Do you know

((DO YOU KNOW RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER MET RANDY CARTER. NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF RANDY CARTER? NO SIR.))
SUPER=02-John McGarvey/Burton's Attorney;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I did not.
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VO-NAT


It may have been the ball-cap police found in Carter's bedroom.
Burton admitted it was his, but offered only a theory: maybe one of the other guys left it there.
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SOT
IN Q=The court is

((CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN/JUDGE: THE COURT IS SATISFIED BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT MR. BURTON WAS PRESENT AND AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE ROBBERY OF MR. CARTER AND IN THE MURDER THAT OCCURRED THEREIN.)) ))
SUPER=01-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=therein.
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VO-NAT


The judge spent just 15 minutes reviewing the evidence before finding Burton guilty of first- degree murder.
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8County-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


The Roanoke County Board Supervisors says it will raise the real estate tax rate no more than two cents if voters approve a proposed bond issue.
The bonds would finance school construction including a replacement for Cave Spring High School. A referendum is scheduled April 2nd.
The supervisors have not decided how they will finance the debt service on the 37- million dollar proposal, but last night they asked the county attorney to prepare a resolution committing to a maximum increase of two cents in the real estate tax rate.

8Motor-Voter


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Va State Seal


Legislators have agreed on a compromise over the state's motor voter bill that will require voters to present some form of identification before they vote.
Governor Allen last year vetoed the motor voter legislation, which would have allowed voter registration by mail and at various state offices.


8Housing-Authority


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Housing


One thing the Governor and his appointees on the Virginia Housing Development Authority are in favor of - barring Un-married couples and gay couples from receiving low interest home loans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The board voted 6-to-2 yesterday to bar all but married couples and blood relatives from pooling their income on state loan applications.
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SOT 14:40:11
IN Q=Continued

((MICHAEL MILLER/VHDA CHAIRMAN: CONTINUED SHIFTS AWAY FROM HUSBAND AND WIFE FAMILIES WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT HOME OWNERSHIP ACCORDING TO A VIRGINIA TECH STUDY. I FEEL THAT HOME OWNERSHIP SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND NOT DISCOURAGED AMONG FAMILIES.)) 14:38:24 ((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THE DECISION IS AN OUTRAGE. THIS CLEARLY, THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE ELDERLY COUPLES WHO MAY WANT TO GET A LOAN, SINGLE MOTHERS WHO MAY WANT TO COMBINE THEIR HOUSEHOLDS, A WHOLE SERIES OF SORT OF LEGITIMATE PEOPLE OR GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO MAY WANT TO GET LOANS IN ORDER TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT GAYS AND LESBIANS DON'T GET LOANS.))
SUPER=01-Michael Miller/VHDA Chairman; :00
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; :13
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OUT Q=get loans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Governor George Allen requested the change in a letter.
Realtors opposed the change, saying the state should encourage home ownership among ALL Virginians.
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8Wal-mart


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wal mart


A super day for shoppers in the Roanoke Valley.
A Wal-Mart Superstore opens this morning at Vally view in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Superstores are popping up all over this region.
One recently opened in Lewisburg, West Virginia and within the next few years superstores will be on line in Henry County, Rocky Mount, Salem, Christiansburg and Beckley, West Virginia.
Sales at the superstores average about 60 milliion dollars a year.
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8SchoolWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info


A few schools are still being effected by the recent snow and flooding. take boards
(mel reads boards)



8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at the weather -
Again there is a flash warning affect in Pendleton County, West Virginia. Showers should be ending this afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the upper 40s.
It will become breezy later in the day, with temperatures falling in the 20s by the evening.