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HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


In Danville one teen is dead and another suspected of murder.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And in Maine, two nuns are dead and two hospitalized following an attack this weekend at their convent. wx-head and live-head
(larry ad lb)



D'vill-Shoot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-6
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A Danville teenager died last night after being shot in the chest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


It happened at about five o'clock on Winslow Street.
Authorities have identified the victim as 16 year old Tony Spraggins of 2-29 Shamlock Drive.
He was apparently shot twice with a nine millimeter pistol.
Police say there were witnesses to the shooting.
They're now searching for a 16- year old suspect.
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Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-115
GRAPHIC=Standoff


Pearisburg police found themselves dodging bullets Saturday night when they tried to serve warrants on a man facing assault charges.
What came next was a tense, four hour standoff.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police; 1:12
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((THAT SHOT SOUNDED LIKE IT MAY HAVE COME FROM OUTSIDE. ))
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Throughout the tense standoff, a total of four shots rang out from 111 Woodrum Avenue, the home of Marvin Donald Kirk, Junior and his wife Lisa Kirk.
Police say Don Kirk flew into a rage when officers arrived to serve him with two misdemeanor warrants.
Lisa Kirk had secured a warrant against her husband for assault and battery. Another woman had charged him with curse and abuse. suThe standoff began around 7:40p.m. Police say two officers were escorting Kirk's wife away from the house. They made it as far as the front porch when Kirk allegedly fired one round from his rifle.
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((SGT. J.C. MARTIN/PEARISBURG POLICE: AT THIS POINT THE OFFICERS BACKED OFF, WE SECURED THE RESIDENCE, EVACUATED THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS AROUND THE HOUSE. ))
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And for the next four hours officers from the State Police tactical response team, the Giles County Sheriff's Department and Pearisburg police waited, and negotiated with Kirk over the phone.
Police said he was extremely agitated, and fired his weapon three more times.
Officers never returned his fire, and no one was hurt during the ordeal.
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SOT 8:05:14

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA STATE POLICE: HE TALKED TO THE SERGEANT IN CHARGE OF THE TACT TEAM, THE SHERIFF AND HIS FATHER AND BROTHER, AND CONVINCED HIM THAT HE WASN'T IN TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND TALKED HIM INTO COMING OUT. ))
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Kirk finally walked unarmed onto his porch, asked police not to shoot, then laid down and surrendered.
Besides the two misdemeanors charged in the original warrants, he now faces three counts of attempting to kill police officers. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

DUPONT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=standoff


The heir to the Du Pont Chemical Company fortune faces first-degree murder and weapons charges following a shooting and standoff at his Pennsylvania mansion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newtown Square, PA;


John du Pont was captured last night by a SWAT team.
He had been holed up in his mansion since Friday after allegedly shooting olympic wrestler David Shultz.
Schultz and his family had been living in another house on Du Pont's 800-acre estate.
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nuns


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Waterville, ME;


The man accused of attacking four nuns in Waterville, Maine is scheduled to be arraigned today on murder charges.
On Saturday, police say Mark Bechard (bu-SHARD) broke into a convent and attacked four elderly nuns.
Two of them died, two others are hospitalized in serious and good condition.
Police say Bechard has a history of mental problems.
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amir


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
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The prosecution is expected to wrap up its case today against Yigal Amir, the confessed killer of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;


Yesterday, one of Amir's attorneys quit, another was criticized by a judge after he asked for more time to prepare his case.
In court, Amir cross-examined prosecution witnesses himself and chuckled after watching a taped re-enactment of the shooting.
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Rape-Case


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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GRAPHIC=legal scales


The rape case against three U-S servicemen is winding up in Japan.
Final arguments in the case were presented today.
The three are accused of brutally raping a 12-year-old Japanese girl who had gone shopping for school supplies.
A ruling is expected in about three weeks.


1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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Time now for sports and highlights of -- you guessed it -- the Superbowl.
Steve Mason has the good news for Cowboys fans, the bad news for those who betting on the Steelers.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



SUPER=13-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Marshal;



SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



(Larry does weather & toss to bump)


Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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(ad lib schoolwatch)

North


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of north on 94-99 and miller and warner (gop advance) 95-106
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Oliver North says he'll stay neutral in the race for the Republican Senate nomination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But when he described his ideal candidate yesterday at a meeting of Republican leaders in Richmond, it sounded a lot like challenger Jim Miller.
And it did not sound like incumbent Republican John Warner.
Warner broke rank with the G-O-P in 19-94 to support an independent candidate instead of North.
North says Republicans need a candidate who would support conservative U-S Supreme Court nominees and back party nominees.
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Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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The House of Delegates Education Committee will consider the issue of charter schools today.
Proposed legislation would help set up charter schools as local-option alternatives to regular public schools.
Charter schools are usually formed with the input of teachers and parents on the goals and methods for the school.

Regulation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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Government officials who regulate building safety are concerned about a bill that would alter the duties of the state fire marshal's office.
The office is part of the Department of Housing's division of building regulations.
The legislation would make it part of the Department of Public Safety's fire services board.
The office would provide support and training for local firefighting services.
But building officials say it would no longer have the authority to help enforce the Uniform Statewide Building Code.


Fire-Safety


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 95-111
GRAPHIC=Fire Safety


Meanwhile -- last weekend's fatal fire in Roanoke has raised awareness of the need for smoke detectors.
The Roanoke Fire Department has done its share-- giving away smoke detectors to residents.
Now, a Valley wide civic group is trying to supplement that effort.
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((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE PUBLIC INFORMATION: SINCE LAST SPRING WHEN WE DID OUR INSPECTION PROGRAM AND WE REALLY LAUNCHED A BIG PUBLIC RELATIONS EFFORT, WE'VE GIVEN AWAY 650 SMOKE DETECTORS. SO WE KNOW THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG, BUT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO TAKE THIS TRAGEDY AND USE IT AS A WAY TO SAY TO PEOPLE, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SMOKE DETECTOR GET ONE NOW AND IF YOU HAVE ONE, GO AHEAD AND CHECK THAT BATTERY AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ONE ON EACH LEVEL AND MAYBE EVEN PUT THEM INTO THE BEDROOMS.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 20;


The home on Stewart Avenue that caught fire last week had no smoke detector, and fire officials say an alarm might have given Christine Duncan and her four grandchildren a chance to escape.
Fire officials are also stressing the importance of using properly rated extension cords with electrical appliances.
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IN Q=Most people do see every extension

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: MOST PEOPLE DO SEE EVERY EXTENSION CORD AS ALIKE AND THEY'RE DIFFERENT. AND IF YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE, WHETHER THAT BE A HEATER OR A HAIR DRYER OR A CURLING IRON, IT SHOULD BE RATED TO THE PROPER EXTENSION CORD.))
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Smoke-Detectors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-107
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The recent fires have made smoke detectors hot items at area stores.
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((WALT CASSADY/KMART OPERATIONS MGR.: WE MIGHT HAVE SOLD 24 PIECES IN WEEK LONG SALE. WE SOLD THAT IN A FEW HOURS OF BUSINESS THIS MORNING. WE HAD TO REORDER AND SHOULD HAVE 60 PIECES BY THE END OF THE WEEK.))
SUPER=01-Walt Cassady/Kmart Operations Mgr.;
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VO-NAT


Walt Cassady says most smoke detectors are sold during fire prevention month.
He says recent sales have matched that month.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Larry will have more on fire prevention throughout the morning.

2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of s-super fb95-2
GRAPHIC=Superbowl


In sports --
The Dallas Cowboys are Super Bowl champions for the third time in four years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/NBC; :00


The Cowboys earned the franchise's fifth Super Bowl victory overall by beating Pittsburgh last night.
Two Larry Brown interceptions set up a pair of short, two-play touchdown drives that prevented Pittsburgh from catching up.
Let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=100-Dallas/=27/Pittsburgh/=17;



SUPER=96-Chicago/=93/Phoenix/=82;



SUPER=97-Kansas/=88/Nebraska/=73//Connecticut/=76/Virginia/=46;
SUPER=97-Cincinnati/=85/Southern Cal/=53//Iowa/=70/Michigan/=61;
SUPER=97-Texas Tech/=79/Texas/=78;



SUPER=103-Washington/==3/Philadelphia/==2//Montreal/==5/Boston/==4;


Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
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WRITER=ldo
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



SUPER=13-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Marshal;



SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



(Toss to Melanie)


2HEADLINES


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


In Danville police are searching for a sixteen- year- old boy who is supected of fatally shooting another sixteen- year- old.
The shooting happened last night reportedly in front of witnesses.
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VO-NAT


Millioniare John du Pont is being held without bond in the fatal shooting of an Olympic wrestler last Friday.
Police in Newtown, Pennsylvania, captured du Pont yesterday after he left his mansion following a two-day standoff.
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VO-NAT


And the Cowboys are riding high in the super saddle.
Dallas beat Pittsburgh last night 27 to 17.
It's their third Superbowl victory in the past four seasons.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And that's what's making news on this Monday, January 29th.
Don't go away News 7 Mornin will be right back.

D'vill-Shoot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Murder


A Danville teenager died last night after being shot in the chest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


It happened at about five o'clock on Winslow Street.
Authorities have identified the victim as 16 year old Tony Spraggins of 2-29 Shamlock Drive.
He was apparently shot twice with a nine millimeter pistol.
Police say there were witnesses to the shooting.
They're now searching for a 16- year old suspect.
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Kirk-Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-115
GRAPHIC=Standoff


In Pearisburg, a domestic violence call escalated into a standoff.
Saturday night, a man barricaded himself in his house, and fired shots as police officers tried to serve him a warrant.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Saturday; :09
SUPER=@Tracy1; :31
SUPER=01-Sgt. J.C. Martin/Pearisburg Police; :43
SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/Va. State Police; 1:12
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((THAT SHOT SOUNDED LIKE IT MAY HAVE COME FROM OUTSIDE. ))
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Throughout the tense standoff, a total of four shots rang out from 111 Woodrum Avenue, the home of Marvin Donald Kirk, Junior and his wife Lisa Kirk.
Police say Don Kirk flew into a rage when officers arrived to serve him with two misdemeanor warrants.
Lisa Kirk had secured a warrant against her husband for assault and battery. Another woman had charged him with curse and abuse. suThe standoff began around 7:40p.m. Police say two officers were escorting Kirk's wife away from the house. They made it as far as the front porch when Kirk allegedly fired one round from his rifle.
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SOT 8:50:01

((SGT. J.C. MARTIN/PEARISBURG POLICE: AT THIS POINT THE OFFICERS BACKED OFF, WE SECURED THE RESIDENCE, EVACUATED THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS AROUND THE HOUSE. ))
RUNS=:07


And for the next four hours officers from the State Police tactical response team, the Giles County Sheriff's Department and Pearisburg police waited, and negotiated with Kirk over the phone.
Police said he was extremely agitated, and fired his weapon three more times.
Officers never returned his fire, and no one was hurt during the ordeal.
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SOT 8:05:14

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA STATE POLICE: HE TALKED TO THE SERGEANT IN CHARGE OF THE TACT TEAM, THE SHERIFF AND HIS FATHER AND BROTHER, AND CONVINCED HIM THAT HE WASN'T IN TOO MUCH TROUBLE AND TALKED HIM INTO COMING OUT. ))
RUNS=:12


Kirk finally walked unarmed onto his porch, asked police not to shoot, then laid down and surrendered.
Besides the two misdemeanors charged in the original warrants, he now faces three counts of attempting to kill police officers. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

john-dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=standoff


Millionaire John du Pont faces a hearing on Thursday following a shooting and standoff at his mansion near Philadelphia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newtown Square, PA;


The heir to the Chemical Company fortune was charged with first degree murder yesterday after a SWAT team captured him, ending a 48 hour standoff.
The standoff began Friday afternoon when du Pont allegedly shot Dave Schultz, a wrestler living and traning on his 800-acre estate.
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ATTACK


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Waterville, ME;


Two nuns are dead and two others remain hospitalized in what one official calls ``one of the most heinous crimes ever committed in Maine.''
On Saturday, police say a man broke into a convent and attacked four elderly nuns.
Police say the suspect, Mark Bechard (buh-SHARD'), has a history of mental problems.
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Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=shooting


Police in South Africa say gunmen opened fire this morning on a group of men seeking work at a factory outside Johannesburg.
There are conflicting reports over how many people were killed.
Police say eight men were gunned down, but the factory says ten people lost their lives.
Witnesses tell police the gunmen, armed with assault rifles, fired randomly.


siamese-twin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Little Sarah Morales is in critical but stable condition today, two days after being separated from her siamese twin sister.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


Her sister, Sarahi (suh-rah-hee) died Saturday of cardiac arrest shortly after their separation surgery.
Doctors will use some of Sarahi's (suh-rah-hee's) skin and bones to reconstruct Sarah's chest.
The twins, who were born in Mexico, were attached at the chest and belly at birth.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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Time now for sports and highlights of the Cowboys' win at Superbowl 30.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



SUPER=13-Mike Lewis/Roanoke Co. Training Officer;



SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



(Toss to bump)


Shoot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Murder


A Danville teenager is dead after being shot in the chest, and police are looking for a 16-year-old suspect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


The shooting happened at about five last night on Winslow Street.
Authorities have identified the victim as 16- year old Tony Spraggins of 2-29 Shamlock Drive.
He was apparently shot twice with a nine-millimeter pistol.
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Pearisburg-Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE# edit of 95-115
GRAPHIC=Standoff


A Pearisburg man faces three counts of attempting to kill police officers following a standoff over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Saturday;


Throughout the four hour ordeal, a total of four shots rang out from 1-11 Woodrum Avenue, the home of Marvin Donald Kirk, Junior and his wife Lisa Kirk.
Police say Don Kirk flew into a rage when officers arrived to serve him with two misdemeanor warrants.
Lisa Kirk had secured a warrant against her husband for assault and battery.
Another woman had charged him with abuse.
Officers never returned his fire, and no one was hurt during the ordeal.
Kirk finally walked unarmed onto his porch, asked police not to shoot, then laid down and surrendered.
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Lee-March


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-1
GRAPHIC=None


In Danville, some celebrated a bit of history yesterday.
More than a hundred Civil War buffs-- some wearing period dress, carrying Confederate flags and even muskets were part of a parade through downtown Danville.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SUPER=07-Jim Summers; :24
SUPER=07-Glenn Vaughn; :36
SUPER=07-Denise Verdi; :52
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((This is the third year, the Last Capitol of the Confederacy has served as a backdrop for the Lee- Jackson Heritage Parade. take sound of the muskets
The event is sponsored by the Danville Chapter of the Heritage Preservation Association.
For those who take part, the parade is a way to show off their Southern Heritage.
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((JIM SUMMERS: THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT, WE ALL HAVE PROVEN HERITAGE IN THE CONFEDERACY, WE KNOW OUR GENEALOGY AND WE KNOW WHO WE ARE WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PROTECT OUR HERITAGE. ))
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((GLENN VAUGHN: IT'S A SENSE OF PRIDE IN SOUTHERN HERITAGE AND YOUR BACKGROUND, JUST A CELEBRATION IN THAT.))
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Organizers plan to make the parade an annual tradition.
Each year, more than a hundred civil war re-enactors travel from all over the South to take part.
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((DENISE VERDI:I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD BE A SENSE OF PRIDE FOR ANY GENDER, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING ALL SOUTHERNERS, MALE, FEMALE HAVE IN THEIR HEART. ))
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take stand up
There were no big names at this year's celebration. A year ago, Republican Pat McSweeney was a guest speaker. end up
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((WAYNE BYRD/LOCAL HPA PRESIDENT: WELL THAT WAS A MONUMENT DEDICATION, SOMETHING YOU ONLY DO ONCE IN A LIFE TIME. ))
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The monument and Confederate flag pole was erected outside the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History-- HPA members want everyone to remember Danville as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy year 'round. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

AEP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=american electric power


American Electric Power is replacing 39-hundred defective residential electric meters the company has installed in Virginia since November 19-94.
The meters can slow or stop measuring power usage, cheating the company out of revenue.
Across its seven-state service area, A-E-P will replace about 19-thousand meters in the next few weeks.
The meters contain working parts made from metal that lacks a critical alloy that gives them strength.
When the meters heat up, they tend to slow down or stop.


4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of s-super fb95-2
GRAPHIC=superbowl


There's no slowing the Dallas Cowboys -- they're champions of the N-F-L for the third time in four years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/NBC; :00


The Cowboys beat Pittsburgh 27 to 17 in Super Bowl 30, with the help of two Larry Brown interceptions.
Those second-half picks set up a pair of short, two-play touchdown drives that prevented Pittsburgh from catching up.
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Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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(ad lib schoolwatch)