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A man and woman shot to death in the Sandy River section of Pittsylvania County.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a key vote in favor of a six-figure appropriation from Richmond for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, Deion quits baseball while Larry Brown quits the Cowboys.
Steve Mason gets up close with Marcus Camby.
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And the Roanoke College Maroons head into the NCAA Division Three tournament as the number one team in the South Region. They earned the ranking this afternoon.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


A little drizzle and fog tonight and then you can put away the sweaters for a while. The forecast and Weather School coming up.

Pitts-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Murder


Two people are dead and another is wounded after an apparent shooting early this morning outside an abandoned store in Pittsylvania County.
DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton has been following the case and joins us now from our Danville newsroom with the latest.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
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Keith, it was a passing motorist on his way home from work who contacted police after he found a man lying in the road on State Route 841.
That victim was taken to a local hospital, but it was too late for the others.
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((IT'S A PREDOMINATELY QUIET AREA, OLD ESTABLISHED FAMILIES, SO FORTH. ))
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That's how Sheriff Harold Plaster describes the community of Sandy River. It was there, authorities discovered all three victims around 4- o'clock this morning.
The man discovered by the passing motorist was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.
Authorities have not released his name or condition.
Investigators are also tight lipped concerning the identity of the man and woman found dead in a nearby car.
Sheriff Plaster is awaiting an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, but believes they were shot to death.
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((REPORTER SPEAKS: CAN YOU SAY AT THIS TIME IF THERE WERE DRUGS FOUND IN THIS AREA, OR ANY TYPE OF MOTIVE YOU MAY HAVE ESTABLISHED? HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: NO, I'M NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON THAT AT THIS TIME. ))
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Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville
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Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave
(Keith Question: What can you tell us about the area where the victims were

found?)

Amherst-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Shooting


For the first time in nine years police are investigating a murder in the town of Amherst.
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SUPER=03-Amherst/Last Night;


It happened around 10:30 last night in the Town Court Mobile Home Park.
A 22 year old Hispanic migrant worker was shot several times with a semi automatic rifle.
27 year old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) was arrested near the scene and charged with murder.
The shooting has left residents of the trailer park shaken.
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((CHIEF K.S. WATTS/AMHERST TOWN POLICE: I THINK THAT THERE'S SOME FEAR, WELL FOUNDED FEAR, AMONG SOME OF THE WITNESSES, ALTHOUGH THE SUSPECT IS BEHIND BARS AND HE WILL BE UNTIL TRIAL, TO THE BEST OF OUR INFORMATION. SO I THINK THAT THEY HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM HIM.))
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The victim's name has not been released, while authorities try to reach his family in Mexico.
Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) is being held without bond pending his preliminary hearing next month.

Short


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=None


As the Botetourt County Sheriff continues the investigation into the murder of a Roanoke woman... the woman's ex-husband was found dead this morning.
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Last Thursday, two men found the remains of 31- year- old Rebecca Jean Wright near the James River in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning her ex-husband, 37-year-old James Short, was found dead by their 14-year-old daughter in his home in Roanoke.
The medical examiner has NOT determined the cause of death.
Wright and Short had two young daughters.
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((CYNTHIA SMITH/NEIGHBOR: WELL, THEY SEEM TO BE TAKING THEIR MOTHER'S DEATH REAL HARD. BUT I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO THEM SINCE THIS HAPPENED TO THEIR FATHER.))
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VO-NAT


Police questioned Short about Wright's death but he was NOT their primary suspect.
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Giles-Drowning


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=None


A 14 year- old girl who reportedly jumped off Commissary Hill bridge in Giles County is alive and well.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Yesterday;


After the girl's friend reported the incident to authorities, divers spent yesterday and Sunday evening searching the New River for her body.
Today sheriff's investigators received a call that the girl was safe and sound.
They still don't know whether she really jumped and survived the fall, or whether it was all a hoax.
Authorities aren't releasing the girl's name or any other details pending further investigation.
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Hicks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Wayne Hicks


The search of a school bus driver's house in Roanoke last Fall turned up a pound of pot and 38-grams of crack cocaine.
That was the day after school started in September, but school officials didn't know about it until Wayne Hicks was indicted in December.
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((SHARON BURNHAM/PROSECUTOR: THEY ALSO FOUND OVER $700 IN CASH AN ASSAULT RIFLE, A REVOLVER, AS WELL AS TONITA DIGITAL SCALES THERE IN HIS BEDROOM.))
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Keith on ENG
Hicks apparently helped support his own drug use by selling it. The 24- year- old bus driver pled guilty today to possession with intent to distribute.
Nobody mentioned Hicks' job.
But the judge will be aware of it when Hicks is sentenced.
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((IT WILL BE PART OF THE RECORD THAT HE WAS A SCHOOL BUS DRIVER. THE JUDGE WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT IT'S APPROPRIATE IN DETERMINING EXACTLY WHERE WITHIN THE SENTENCING RANGE HE SHOULD SENTENCE MR. HICKS.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Wayne Hicks


Hicks faces at least FIVE years in prison.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--good economic news for two locations in the region.
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And some good news for a community looking to remember the sacrifice of its sons.
An update on plans for a D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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Roanoke-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke man was shot in the neck last night when three men wearing ski masks broke into his home to rob his family. It was one of TWO such robberies around the same time last night.
It all started around 10 o'clock, first in the 52- hundred block of King Arthur's Court and then in the 15- hundred block of Lafayette Boulevard.
Police say in both robberies three men kicked in the front door, brandished guns and demanded money.
One of the residents was shot in the neck when he told them he didn't have any money.
48- year- old Alvin Wilson is in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Rickett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6P
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Robin Rickett


The former Bath County bank manager who FAKED a robbery last year will serve four months in jail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co./December 5;


Last December Robin Rickett pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly thirty-thousand dollars from the State Bank of the Alleghanies.
She was indicted on 17 counts of fraud and forgery.
SUPER=03-Bath Co./March 30;


In addition to the four-month sentence, Rickett will be on probation for five years and is supposed to pay back the money she took.
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Brookneal-Baby


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Halifax County authorities are investigating the third accidental infant death in three weeks.
The latest occurred Sunday afternoon near Brookneal, where a two- year- old boy apparently suffocated while in his grandmother's care.
Police say the woman had placed a card table on top of the boy's crib to keep the child from crawling out.
The baby was able to squeeze under the table, but then became stuck and suffocated.
Authorities believe the boy's death was accidental, but they're still investigating to determine whether negligence charges should be brought.

Arsenal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=None


One of the nation's largest manufacturers and displayers of fireworks may expand its operations to the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
Grucci (GREW-chee) Fireworks of Long Island, New York still hasn't signed a contract, but Vice President of Operations Phil Grucci tells News- 7 negotiations are going well.
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He says the Radford site is especially attractive because of federal ARMS incentives.
The ARMS initiative was enacted to encourage commercial industries to create jobs at arsenals hurt by defense downsizing.
Grucci has handled the fireworks displays for the last four U.S. presidential inaugurations.
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Valley-TechPark


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


News-7 has learned the Roanoke Valley may be gaining a major employer.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Sources in the business community say Roanoke County is trying to wrap up negotiations with a high-tech printing company.
They add the facility will take up nearly all the remaining space in Valley TechPark, which is located in the western part of the county.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Virginia Economy


The sources also say the multi-million-dollar facility will employ several hundred people.
The project has a lot of state support.
Governor Allen will probably attend the formal announcement.
No one with Roanoke County could be reached for comment.

D-Day-Memorial


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial


They wanted a half- million state dollars for the Bedford D-Day memorial -- but area lawmakers say they're pleased with 200- thousand.
That's what the House Appropriations Committee has put in next year's budget.
Bedford Delegate Lacey Putney must now lobby the Senate to match that amount.
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He says the emotional nature of the project helps sell it.
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((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I-BEDFORD: IN FACT, ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF OUR APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE, GEORGE HEILIG-- AND I DON'T THINK HE WILL OBJECT TO MY SAYING THIS-- BUT GEORGE'S WIFE'S FATHER WAS ONE OF THOSE KILLED IN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES OF THE INVASION. SHE NEVER SAW HER FATHER.))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: IT DOES HAVE AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASPECT AND A TOURISM DOLLAR TO IT, AND I THINK IT WILL BRING THAT. BUT I ALSO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE MEMORIALIZE THEIR SACRIFICE FOR ITS OWN SAKE.))
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Bedford had more D-Day casualties than any other American community.
The total cost of the memorial will be more than five million dollars.
Putney says state money will help loosen the purse strings in Congress, and he hopes the state will budget more next year.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market dropped sharply today.
The Dow fell nearly 45 points.
NASDAQ was down seven and a half.
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City-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke City Council found money for Virginia's Explore Park today, months after a mix- up prevented the park from receiving any city funds.
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Explore never submitted a formal request, and the park wasn't included in the city's original spending plan. Officials said they never received an application form.
But today, Council approved 25- thousand dollars for Explore, about half of what the park originally hoped for.
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((RUPERT CUTLER/EXPLORE DIRECTOR: WE'D ASKED FOR MORE BECAUSE WE BASICALLY NEEDED 50- THOUSAND DOLLARS TO GET THROUGH THIS FISCAL YEAR. IT MEANS I HAVE TO GO BACK INTO MY EXPENSE BUDGET, SCRUB OUT SOME ADVERTISING AND POSTPONE SOME HISTORIC BUILDING MAINTENANCE. WE'LL MAKE IT. WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THE 25- THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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It also appeared Explore would receive 400- thousand dollars in the next state budget, but amendments which would increase state funding are now expected to fail.

Thompson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Add another name to the list of those vying for the Fifth Congressional District seat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Republican Eric Thompson told supporters today he is a pro-life conservative with strong views on bringing power back to the community.
Thompson works for the United Parcel Service.
He says that he's just like everyone else in his district and that will be a key factor in getting him to Washington.
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((ERIC THOMPSON/-R- FIFTH DISTRICT; I'M HERE TO REPRESENT STRONG TRADITIONAL CONSERVATIVE MORAL VALUES THAT NEED TO BE REESTABLISHED IN OUR COUNTRY AND IN OUR DISTRICT. I AM HERE BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT WE MUST TURN THE POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE. WE MUST GET MORE CITIZENS INVOLVED IN GOVERNMENT.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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If elected--Thompson has plans to change the taxing system, to one based on consumption tax rather than income tax.
He also has proposals for keeping businesses in the U.S.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming your way tonight in sports, Deion says no to baseball, his super bowl MVP teammate leaves the Cowboys.
Roanoke College is now number one in the South.
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And Steve Mason talks with the man many consider the number one player in the nation. U-Mass's Marcus Camby.
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S-Deion


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-26
GRAPHIC=DEION SANDERS


As expected, Deion Sanders has decided to give up America's pastime to devote his full attention to America's team.
The Dallas Cowboys cornerback says after talking with owner Jerry Jones he plans to skip baseball in 1996 and improve his pass catching skills for nest season.
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((DEION SANDERS/WILL NOT PLAY BASEBALL IN 1996:))
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S-Raiders


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=none
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SUPER=04-NFL; :00


While Deion is staying, Super Bowl MVP Larry Brown is leaving.
The Oakland Raiders signed the free agent cornerback this afternoon.
The five-year veteran had six interceptions last season, returning two for touchdowns.
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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-1
GRAPHIC=Roanoke College


The newly crowned ODAC champion Roanoke College Maroons got some more good news this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00


The Maroons are ranked number 1 in the final South region poll that was released a few hours ago.
That means Roanoke will not have to travel for its first round NCAA tournament game.
And don't forget the NCAA Division III final four is in Salem next month.
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((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE COLLEGE HEAD COACH:))
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S-Camby


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB96-1
GRAPHIC=A-10


Marcus Camby's Minutemen head into tonight's game against Atlantic 10
foe Rhode Island after beating 12th SS=Marcus Camby

ranked Virginia Tech this past weekend.
Steve Mason takes a closer look at this 6'11" star.
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=TECH BASKETBALL


The Virginia Tech basketball team returns to action Thursday night in Philadelphia against LaSalle and they'll be without top reserve David Jackson.
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The Junior guard, who played a key role in Tech's NIT championship run last season underwent an emergency appendectomy last night at Montgomery Regional hospital.
He will likely miss the next 2 to 3 weeks.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/CHILL


The Roanoke Express is back on the Roundhouse hardwater tonight playing their last home game in the month of February.
Roanoke hosts the Columbus Chill tonight in a seven o'clock faceoff.
The Express has won six straight at the Civic Center.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#None


Roanoke City school children will soon find out how they'll make up the 11 days they missed because of snow.
The school board is meeting tonight--
Double Boxes=Keith Jean


and Jean Jadhon tells us they have a tough assignment of their own.
TALENT=JEAN


That's right, Keith.
They'll get out the pencils and calendars to nail down the new make- up schedule.
Students will have their say at a hearing tonight--
Join us for that story plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11.

Body-Tech


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=None


Just how does the human ear work? How about the heart, how does it get all that blood pumping?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


To answer these and many questions, check out the Science Museum of Western Virginia's new exhibit, "Body Tech."
It's a 400-thousand dollar display of the human body-- complete with demonstrations of the circulatory, muscular and skeletal systems.
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((JUDY HENSLEY/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: THE HEART PUMP OF COURSE IS POPULAR, IT'S BIG IT HAS A BIG OLD CRANK ON IT AND IT MAKES A NOISE WHEN IT'S GOING. THE BICYCLE RIDER, THAT'S ALL MUSCLE COORDINATION BECAUSE THERE'S BUTTONS TO PUSH AND IT TAKES A BIT OF SKILL TO GET HIM TO GO. AND I WOULD SAY THE SHAPING SOUND EXHIBIT IN THE BACK THAT MAKES A LOT OF OBNOXIOUS NOISES AND KIDS JUST LOVE IT AND IT REALLY IS A LOT OF FUN TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN GET IT TO DO))
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