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headlines

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A house fire in Craig County takes the lives of two children.
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And a Roanoke man is given a lengthy prison term for his part in a fatal fire last year. wx-head
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Fatal-Fire


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TAPE# needs to be edited from 96-10
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A fatal house fire in Craig County last night cut short the lives of two children.
Their parents survived the fire-- but were unable to save them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;


This house, just off state route 638 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.
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((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. ))
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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.
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SOT 8:29:21
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((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. ))
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State police have been called in to determine the cause.

Mahoney


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TAPE# edit of 95-111/95-103
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Raymond Mahoney has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for setting fire to a Roanoke home.
One woman died in that fire.
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VO-NAT


Mahoney set fire to the house May 13th.
The fire killed 40-year-old Brenda Davis.
SUPER=@file;


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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Thompson


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
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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 a Roanoke woman.
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VO-NAT


Twenty-six-year-old Thompson pleaded guilty last month to the murder of Virgie Green.
SUPER=@File;


Her 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 after he admitted to killing a man there -- and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the attempted murder and carjacking of a Florida man.
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Ok-Bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A hearing resumes today to decide if the Oklahoma City bombing trial should remain in Oklahoma.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;


Lawyers for Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh want the trial moved out of state. They say their clients can't get a fair trial in Oklahoma.
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SOT 16:54:09
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((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: THE PEOPLE I TALK WITH CERTAINLY SAY TO ME WHAT WE WANT FIRST AND FOREMOST IS A FAIR TRIAL.))
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But some say it would make no difference, because the story made national news.
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((MARCIA KIGHT/VICTIM'S MOTHER: EVERYONE'S HEARD ABOUT IT AND I THINK EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE A FAIR TRIAL.)) ((ARLENE BLANCHARD/SURVIVOR: IT WOULD JUST BE AN INCONVENIENCE. IT HAPPEND HERE. IT SHOULD BE HERE IN OKLAHOMA.))
SUPER=01-Marcia Kight/Victim's Mother; :00 (quick!)
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The prosecution supports moving the trial to another city in Oklahoma.
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sri-lanka


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Police say at least 39 people were killed in explosions that rocked the capital of Sri Lanka today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Colombo, Sri Lanka;


Hundreds more were injured and police say many of them could die.
The explosions appear to be one of the worst terrorist attacks in the 12-year-old Sri Lankan civil war.
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withdraw


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Greece and Turkey began withdrawing warships from the eastern Aegean Sea last night after the U-S mediated an agreement between the two sides.
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VO-NAT
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Both had threatened to use force, staking claim to a tiny island in the Aegean.
President Clinton had phoned the leaders of both nations, urging them to use restraint.
The U-S will monitor the withdrawl of Turkish and Greek troops from the Barren Island.
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1-Sports


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Turning now to sports -- the Roanoke Express beat Nashville last night.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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2-weather


ANCHOR=Beth
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TAPE# 96-114 (WV-Flooding)


West Virginia Governor Gaston (CAPER-ton) Caperton got a first hand look at his flood ravaged state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co./Yesterday;


Caperton, along with Congressman Bob Wise, and federal representatives, toured Marlin-ton yesterday.
The Pocahontas County town was one of the hardest hit during the latest round of flooding.
In all, 27 counties have been declared Federal disaster areas.
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Layoffs


ANCHOR=Beth
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TAPE#95-113
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At the height of the Gulf War, the I-T-T Night Vision plant in Roanoke County had nearly one-thousand employees.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But smaller military contracts for its night vision equipment have reduced I-T-T's workforce to roughly 650.
Now there's word that more cutbacks could be on the way.
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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Those affected would come from both I-T-T's hourly and white collar ranks.
No one from the company would comment.

ADAPT


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TAPE#96-8
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The computer system that helps Virginia caseworkers manage the most massive welfare reform in the nation is NOT working.
That's the report from the Allen Administration -- which has just put the brakes on the project.
Ellen Qualls reports on what the Administration's telling lawmakers publicly- and what it's own private memo says.
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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
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(( 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.
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((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.))
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((CLARENCE CARTER/ACTING SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE SHARE THE EXACT SAME OUTRAGE. IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE.... THEY INVESTED.))
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((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.))
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((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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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.
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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.))

Third-Party


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Two third-party organizations, the Libertarian Party and the Reform Party, are collecting signatures in HOPES of being listed on Virginia's presidential ballot.
A third-party presidential candidate must submit petitions signed by MORE than 15-thousand registered voters to get on the STATE ballot.
The Board of Elections recommends candidates get at least 50 percent MORE signatures than are REQUIRED to ensure enough of them are valid.

OREGON-Election


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Oregon voters have elected a Democrat to fill the U-S Senate seat vacated by disgraced Republican Bob Packwood.
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In the nation's FIRST vote-by-mail congressional election, Ron Wyden narrowly defeated conservative Republican Gordon Smith.
Republicans have a 53-46 majority in the Senate.
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Paddling


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A proposal to repeal a 10-year-old ban on spanking in public schools went down to defeat in the California Assembly last night.
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SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;


The bill's sponsor argued paddling would give teachers the authority they needed to regain control of their schools.
Critics called it mean-spirited.
A similar bill to allow paddling penalties for juvenile graffiti vandals goes up for a vote today.
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Homeless


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The city of Roanoke and social service agencies are focusing new attention on the area's homeless.
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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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((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.))
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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.

2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
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In sports --
Magic Johnson barely missed a triple-double in his first regular season game in over four and a-half years.
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Last Night;


Johnson registered 19 points, eight rebounds and ten assists in 27 minutes as the Lakers beat visiting Golden State 128-to-118.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Indiana/107/Atlanta/=90//Phoenix/114/Miami/=99;
SUPER=96-Orlando/104/Boston/=99//Denver/=88/Minnesota/=86;
SUPER=96-Chicago/=98/Houston/=87//Dallas/105/LA Clippers/101;
SUPER=96-Seattle/==9/New Jersey/=88;



SUPER=97-Massachusetts/=80/Fordham/=50//Memphis/=80/St. Louis/=63;
SUPER=97-Indiana/=76/Iowa/=73//Clemson/=73/Georgia Tech/=70;


Two-Larry


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2headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
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A Craig County couple survived a house fire last night, but were unable to save their two children.
Authorities believe the fire spread quickly from the living room to the bedrooms.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


The debate over where to hold the Oklahoma City bombing trial continues today.
Attorneys for the two suspects want the case moved out of state to guarantee a fair trial.
Prosecutors want it moved to another city in Oklahoma.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And it may be the worst terrorist attack in the Sri Lankan capital in a dozen years of civil war.
Two bombs exploded in downtown Colombo early today, killing dozens of people.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, January 31st.
ANCHOR=Beth


Don't go away. News 7 Mornin' continues.

Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A fatal house fire in Craig County last night cut short the lives of two children.
Their parents survived the fire-- but were unable to save them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Last Night;


This house, just off state route 638 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.
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((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. ))
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A neighbor says she saw smoke pouring from the house-- and says Mike Howard broke a window, trying to save his children.
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((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. ))
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State police have been called in to determine the cause.

Mahoney


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Raymond Mahoney has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for setting fire to a Roanoke home.
One woman died in that fire.
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VO-NAT


Mahoney set fire to the house May 13th.
The fire killed 40-year-old Brenda Davis.
SUPER=@file;


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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EXPLOSIONS


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=MEL
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Two bombs have exploded in the capital of Sri Lanka, killing DOZENS of people and leaving SCORES more wounded.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Colombo, Sri Lanka;


Officials say the explosions were caused by car bombs, although witnesses say they saw one truck explode.
The attack appears to be one of the worst terrorist strikes in the 12 year old Sri Lankan civil war.
Rebels are fighting for independence for the Tamil (TAM-el) minority.
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A dispute that threatened to lead to war is apparently over between Greece and Turkey.


TURKEY-GREECE


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With the help of the U-S the two nations have reached an agreement on a ten-acre Island in the Aegan Sea.
Warships had massed in the eastern Aegean Sea
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Aegean Sea;

as Greece and Turkey threatened to do battle over the right to raise the flag on a rocky outcropping that is home only to a few goats.
Both had threatened to use force, staking claim to the tiny island.
The military forces of both NATO allies are now withdrawing.
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Paul-Thompson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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In Roanoke, Paul David Thompson was sentenced to two life terms plus 25 years in prison for first degree murder and robbery of a Roanoke woman.
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VO-NAT


The twenty-six-year-old Thompson pleaded guilty last month to the murder of Virgie Green.
SUPER=@File;


Her beaten body was found stuffed in the trunk of her car in November 19-94 at her home.
Thompson also was sentenced to life with no parole in West Virginia after he admitted to killing a man there -- and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the attempted murder and carjacking of a Florida man.
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Bombing-case


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=legal scales


A hearing resumes today to decide the site of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;


Lawyers for Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh want the trial moved OUT of state. They say their clients can NOT get a fair trial in Oklahoma.
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((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: THE PEOPLE I TALK WITH CERTAINLY SAY TO ME WHAT WE WANT FIRST AND FOREMOST IS A FAIR TRIAL.))
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VO-NAT


But some say it would make no difference, because the story made national news.
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((MARCIA KIGHT/VICTIM'S MOTHER: EVERYONE'S HEARD ABOUT IT AND I THINK EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE A FAIR TRIAL.)) ((ARLENE BLANCHARD/SURVIVOR: IT WOULD JUST BE AN INCONVENIENCE. IT HAPPEND HERE. IT SHOULD BE HERE IN OKLAHOMA.))
SUPER=01-Marcia Kight/Victim's Mother; :00 (quick!)
SUPER=01-Arlene Blanchard/Survivor; :05
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OUT Q=here in Oklahoma."
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VO-NAT


The prosecution supports moving the trial to another city in Oklahoma.
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simpson


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WRITER=mel
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


Meantime in Los Angeles, attorneys on BOTH sides in the O-J Simpson civil suit have AGREED that Simpson will NOT have to resume his deposition until February 19th.
That will be two days after his commercial video is shipped to buyers.
The deposition was already interrupted Friday by attorney schedule conflicts.
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3-Sports


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NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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Magic Johnson propelled the Los Angeles Lakers to a 128-to-118 decision over Golden State in his first regular season game in five years.
Johnson collected 19 points, eight rebounds and ten assists in just 27 minutes.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-John Bachorik/ACS Home Entertainment Gallery;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


Craig-Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# needs to be edited from 96-10
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A fatal house fire in Craig County last night killed 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.
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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. ))
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VO-NAT


State police have been called in to help determine the cause.
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Arson-Sentence


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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file; (Quick!)


A Roanoke man convicted of a FATAL arson has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Thirty-year-old Raymond Mahoney set fire to a house on May 13th.
The fire killed 40-year-old Brenda Davis.
Mahoney had argued earlier that night with Davis and got into a fight with her brother.
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Mahoney was sentenced yesterday to 20 years for first-degree murder and ten years for arson.

Murder-Sentence


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A man who had pleaded guilty to murdering and robbing a Roanoke woman also had his day in court.
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VO-NAT


Paul David Thompson was sentenced yesterday to two life terms plus 25 years in prison for the first degree murder of Virgie Green.
SUPER=@File;


Her beaten body was found stuffed in the trunk of her car in November 19-94 at her home.
Thompson also was sentenced to life with no parole in West Virginia after he admitted to killing a man there -- and he was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the attempted murder and carjacking of a Florida man.
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Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-7
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A fight apparently sparked Monday night's shooting in Pittsylvania County.
But authorities still don't know what lead to the dispute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Monday Night;


Sheriff's investigators were called to State Road 969 in Callands (CAL-unds) at around 10-30.
They say Keith Harris was shot once in the lower abdomen.
He's hospitalized in stable condition.
Authorities believe Harris was fighting with another man when he was shot.
Carl McKinley was treated and released for wounds to his upper body.
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((MAJ. GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING, WE ARE HAVING SOME RELUCTANCE FROM SOME OF THE WITNESSES COOPERATING AT THIS TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00 quick
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VO-NAT


Goodson expects any evidence will be presented before a grand jury for a possible indictment.
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Stabbing


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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;


Pittsylvania County authorities are also investigating an apparent stabbing yesterday at a home in the Ringgold community.
One person was taken into custody for questioning.
A woman and small child were taken to the hospital, authorities say they were both cut.
Investigators don't have a motive.
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ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


In other news --
The I-T-T Night Vision plant in Roanoke County had nearly one-thousand employees at the height of the Gulf War.
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SUPER=@File;


But smaller military contracts for its night vision equipment have reduced I-T-T's workforce to roughly 650.
Now there's word that more cutbacks could be on the way.
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=Beth
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Those affected would come from both I-T-T's hourly and white collar ranks.
No one from the company would comment.

Sinkhole


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=NONE


A company in Roanoke County is dealing with a sinkhole in its parking lot.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


The 30 foot hole opened up yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of Hanover Direct on Hollins Road.
The hole damaged both sewer and power lines.
The factory was without power for part of the afternoon.
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4-scores


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


Magic Johnson gave the L-A Lakers all the power they needed last night.
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Last Night;


Johnson registered 19 points, eight rebounds and ten assists in 27 minutes as the Lakers beat visiting Golden State 128-to-118.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-LA Lakers/128/Golden State/118//Sacramento/102/Toronto/=75;
SUPER=96-Indiana/107/Atlanta/=90//Phoenix/114/Miami/=99;
SUPER=96-Orlando/104/Boston/=99//Denver/=88/Minnesota/=86;
SUPER=96-Chicago/=98/Houston/=87//Dallas/105/LA Clippers/101;
SUPER=96-Seattle/==9/New Jersey/=88;



SUPER=103-Detroit/==4/Toronto/==2//NY Islanders/==5/Buffalo/==4;
SUPER=103-Calgary/==3/Edmonton/==2//San Jose/==8/Hartford/==2;
SUPER=103-New Jersey/==3/Vancouver/==2;