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7Fatal-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# needs to be edited from 96-10
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


A Craig County couple survived a house fire last night, but were unable to save their two children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;


The home, just off state route 6-38 caught fire around 5-30.
Authorities say Mike Howard and his wife were home with their two children, when the blaze started.
Officials believe the fire spread quickly from the living room area down the hallway to the bedrooms.
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SOT 8:22:57
IN Q=The fire spread

((CHIEF RONNIE PRICE/NEW CASTLE VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THE FIRE SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND THE PARENTS DID MAKE IT OUT OF THE HOUSE AND THEY TRIED TO GET THE KIDS OUT, AND IT WAS JUST TOO HOT. ))
SUPER=01-Chief Ronnie Price/New Castle Vol. Fire Dept.; :04
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=too hot
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VO-NAT


A neighbor says she saw smoke pouring from the house-- and says Mike Howard broke a window, trying to save his children.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:29:21
IN Q=I just know

((LYNN BISHOP/NEIGHBOR: I JUST KNOW THEY LOVED THEIR LITTLE CHILDREN, I KNOW THAT. THEY WERE GOOD TO THEM AND THEY TREATED THEM REAL WELL AND THEY WERE GOOD PARENTS-- AND I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE A REAL SHOCK TO THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Lynn Bishop/Neighbor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=shock to them
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TALENT=MELANIE
SS=HOLD


State police have been called in to investigate the cause.

7Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pittsylvania County authorities this morning are investigating a stabbing in the Ringgold Community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;


One person has been taken into custody for questioning.
Authorities say awoman and small child were taken to the hospital with stab wounds.
Investigators don't have a motive.
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7Mahoney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit of 95-111/95-103
GRAPHIC=Mahoney, Raymond


A Roanoke man will spend thirty years locked up for setting a house fire last year that killed a woman.
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VO-NAT


The fire on May 13th killed 40-year-old Brenda Davis.
SUPER=@file;


Raymond Mahoney had argued earlier that night with Davis and got into a fight with her brother.
He was sentenced yesterday to 20 years for first-degree murder and ten years for arson.
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7Thompson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-96
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT


Also in court yesterday -- Paul David Thompson was sentenced to TWO life terms plus 25 years in prison for FIRST degree murder and robbery of Virgie Green.
SUPER=@File;


The Twenty-six-year-old pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Green's beaten body was found stuffed in the trunk of her car at her home in November 19-94.
Thompson also was sentenced to life with no parole in West Virginia for another murder.
And he was given a 12 year prison term for the attempted murder and carjacking of a Florida man.
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7Homeless


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Roanoke City officials and social service agencies are on a mission to help the homeless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The city has hired a four- person team with the help of a state grant.
Members have hit the streets to help homeless citizens find permanent housing.
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SOT 14:33:32 tape #1
IN Q=Roanoke has a wonderful

((CRAIG MILES/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE TEAM: ROANOKE HAS A WONDERFUL NETWORK OF SERVICES. IT'S JUST THAT THIS PARTICULAR POPULATION DOESN'T ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO ACCESS THOSE SERVICES, AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS FIND THE CLIENT, DO AN ASSESSMENT, FIND OUT WHAT THEY NEED AND THEN CONNECT THEM WITH THE SERVICE.))
SUPER=01-Craig Miles/Homeless Assistance Team;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=connect them with the service.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Another new program will provide housing and support for up to 21 homeless people with physical or mental disabilities.
A half million dollar federal grant will pay for that project, known as Shelter Plus Care.

7SchoolWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=School Infor


A mixture of winter weather that hit some areas last night has caused some school delays this morning. take boards
(mel ad libs)




7Weather


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


Looking at the forecast for today -
Any rain and snow falling right now will be ending this morning.
Skies will be cloudy, with temperatures falling into the upper 20s by late afternoon.
Tonight will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures still in the 20s.
Tomorrow, an 80 percent chance of mixed sleet and freezing rain developing by afternoon.
Highs will be around 30.

55Craig-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# needs to be edited from 96-10
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


A house fire in Craig County has taken the lives of two children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;


This house, just off state route 6-38 caught fire around 5-30 P-M.
Authorities say Mike Howard and his wife were home at the time with their two children when the blaze started.
Officials believe the fire spread quickly from the living room area down the hallway to the bedrooms.
The parents tried to save their children but the fire was too hot and spread too quickly.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:27:33
IN Q=When he broke

((LYNN BISHOP/NEIGHBOR: WHEN HE BROKE THE WINDOW, THE BLACK SMOKE WAS COMING OUT OF THE WINDOW, AND WHEN HE BROKE THE WINDOW THEN THE HOUSE JUST WENT UP REAL FAST, AND IT WAS TOTALLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES BEFORE THE FIRE PEOPLE EVEN GOT HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Lynn Bishop/Neighbor;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=even got here
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VO-NAT


State police have been called in to help determine the cause.
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55Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Pittsylvania County man is charged with stabbing his 16-year old wife correction : and injuring his infant daughter. NOT CHARGED WITH INJURING DAUGHTER
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;


Eighteen- year- old Christopher Lindsey Clark was arrested for malicious wounding after he allegedly stabbed Melody Clark in the chest.
The couple's three- month - old daughter was also cut on the leg.
Clark is hospitalized in serious condition at Danville Regional Medical Center.
The baby was treated and released.
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55ADAPT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=EQU
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


The Governor's office reports that the computer system that helps Virginia caseworkers manage the most massive welfare reform in the nation is NOT working.
The Allen administration has now put a stop to the project.
Ellen Qualls tells us what lawmakers are saying.
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IN Q=The ADAPT computer
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Andy Guest/(R) Front Royal; :14
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Acting Social Services Commissioner; :21
SUPER=01-Marian Van Landingham/(D) Alexandria; :41
SUPER=01-Del. Jean Cunningham/(D) Richmond; 1:00
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:10
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( The ADAPT computer system has been in development since 1990.
It would, in a perfect world, automate the system of deciding who should receive food stamps, Aid for Families with Dependent Children, and Medicaid.
It's NOT working.
sot 05:08:17

((DEL. ANDY GUEST/R-FRONT ROYAL: HARDWARE IS IN PLACE. MAYBE A REWRITE OF SOFTWARE IS CALLED FOR. BUT THAT'S A TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT TO WALK AWAY FROM.))
runs=:07



sot 06:18:55

((CLARENCE CARTER/ACTING SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE SHARE THE EXACT SAME OUTRAGE. IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE.... THEY INVESTED.))
runs=:20



sot 05:04:12

((DEL. MARIAN VAN LANDINGHAM/D-ALEXANDRIA: ONE OF THE BASES ON WHICH THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN CUTTING STAFFS IN SOCIAL SERVICES IS THAT WE HAVE IT ALL, INFORMATION COMPUTERIZED. AND THIS WOULD REQUIRE LESS IN TERMS OF STAFF. WELL NOW WE'VE CUT STAFF. AND WE'RE NOW STOPPING THE PRESENT COMPUTERIZATION.))
runs=:18



SOT 05:11:01

((DEL. JEAN CUNNINHAM/D-RICHMOND: AND NOW WE ARE 17 MILLION DOLLARS DOWN THE ROAD AND OOPS WE'VE MADE A MISTAKE. I THINK THAT WOULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE STATE AND THE LOCALITIES.))
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SOT STANDUP

THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION'S OWN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY NEWS 7 SAYS ONE OF THE MAIN PROBLEMS IS THAT NO ADDITIONAL TIME, MONEY, OR STAFFERS WERE ALLOCATED TO ENTER THE WELFARE LAW CHANGES INTO THE SYSTEM.
RUNS=:00


The confidential report estimates fixing it and running it for five years would cost 84- million dollars now.
That's NOT in the Governor's budget.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

55SchoolWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=School Infor


A mixture of winter weather that hit some areas last night has caused some school delays this morning. take boards
(mel ad libs)




55Weather


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


Looking at the forecast for today -
Any rain and snow falling right now should end by late morning.
Skies will be cloudy, with temperatures falling into the upper 20s by late afternoon.
Tonight will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures still in the 20s.

8Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# needs to be edited from 96-10
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


A house fire in Craig County killed two children last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;


The home, just off state route 6-38 caught fire around 5-30.
Authorities say Mike Howard and his wife were home with their two children, when the blaze started.
Officials believe the fire spread quickly from the living room area down the hallway to the bedrooms.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:22:57
IN Q=The fire spread

((CHIEF RONNIE PRICE/NEW CASTLE VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THE FIRE SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND THE PARENTS DID MAKE IT OUT OF THE HOUSE AND THEY TRIED TO GET THE KIDS OUT, AND IT WAS JUST TOO HOT. ))
SUPER=01-Chief Ronnie Price/New Castle Vol. Fire Dept.; :04
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=too hot
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A neighbor says she saw smoke pouring from the house-- and says Mike Howard broke a window, trying to save his children.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:29:21
IN Q=I just know

((LYNN BISHOP/NEIGHBOR: I JUST KNOW THEY LOVED THEIR LITTLE CHILDREN, I KNOW THAT. THEY WERE GOOD TO THEM AND THEY TREATED THEM REAL WELL AND THEY WERE GOOD PARENTS-- AND I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE A REAL SHOCK TO THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Lynn Bishop/Neighbor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=shock to them
(----------------)
TALENT=MELANIE
SS=HOLD


State police have been called in to investigate the cause.

8Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Pittsylvania County, an 18-year old man has been arrested for stabbing his 16-year old wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;


Christopher Lindsey Clark yesterday was charged with one count of malicious wounding after he allegedly stabbed Melody Clark in the chest.
The couple's three- month- old daughter was also cut on the leg.
Clark is hospitalized in serious condition at Danville regional medical center.
The baby was treated and released.
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8Mahoney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit of 95-111/95-103
GRAPHIC=Mahoney, Raymond


A Roanoke man will spend thirty years behind bars for setting a house fire that killed a woman.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The fire on May 13th killed 40-year-old Brenda Davis.
SUPER=@file;


Raymond Mahoney had argued earlier that night with Davis and got into a fight with her brother.
Mahoney was sentenced yesterday to 20 years for first-degree murder and ten years for arson.
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8Thompson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-96
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Also in court yesterday -- Paul David Thompson was sentenced to TWO life terms plus 25 years in prison for FIRST degree murder and robbery of Virgie Green.
SUPER=@File;


The Twenty-six-year-old pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Green's beaten body was found stuffed in the trunk of her car at her home in November 19-94.
Thompson also was sentenced to life with no parole in West Virginia for another murder.
And he was given a 12 year prison term for the attempted murder and carjacking of a Florida man.
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8ITT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


More lay offs may be in store for the I-T-T Night Vision plant in Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The plant had nearly one-thousand employees at the height of the Gulf War.
But smaller military contracts for its night vision equipment have reduced I-T-T's workforce to roughly 650.
Sources tell News-7 that I-T-T may trim its workforce by as much as 90 people in the coming weeks.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Those affected would come from both I-T-T's hourly and white collar ranks.
No one from the company would comment.

8Homeless


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The city of Roanoke and social service agencies are focusing new attention on the area's homeless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The city has hired a four- person team with the help of a state grant.
Members have hit the streets to help homeless citizens find permanent housing.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:33:32 tape #1
IN Q=Roanoke has a wonderful

((CRAIG MILES/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE TEAM: ROANOKE HAS A WONDERFUL NETWORK OF SERVICES. IT'S JUST THAT THIS PARTICULAR POPULATION DOESN'T ALWAYS KNOW HOW TO ACCESS THOSE SERVICES, AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS FIND THE CLIENT, DO AN ASSESSMENT, FIND OUT WHAT THEY NEED AND THEN CONNECT THEM WITH THE SERVICE.))
SUPER=01-Craig Miles/Homeless Assistance Team;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=connect them with the service.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Another new program will provide housing and support for up to 21 homeless people with physical or mental disabilities.
A half million dollar federal grant will pay for that project, known as Shelter Plus Care.

8SchoolWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=School Infor


A mixture of winter weather that hit some areas last night has caused some school delays this morning. take boards
(mel ad libs)




8Weather


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


Looking at the forecast for today -
Any rain and snow falling right now should end by late morning.
Skies will be cloudy, with temperatures falling into the upper 20s by late afternoon. Tonight will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures still in the 20s.