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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Roanoke County provides the land plus 2-and-a half million dollars in worth of incentives to lure R-R Donnelly.
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And in Floyd County, they said she planned to kill the man if he left her. Denise Lomax is convicted of murder.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Taylor and Mullins step aside from the college limelight.
Capriati comes back with a win today.
Richie Petitbon is back in the news.
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As is Bryan Cox, who signed a new 13 million dollar deal with the Bears this afternoon.
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The mild weather sticks around for the rest of the week and WeatherSchool looks to the sky for problems with lightning.

Valley-TechPark


ANCHOR=Keith
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Roanoke County may have exorcised the ghost of Allied Signal.
In 1991 the Fortune 500 company cancelled a deal to bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.
DOUBLE BOXES Jean/Len


But the county hung onto the land it set aside for Allied Signal, and Len Besthoff reports that move has paid off.
So what's the county doing with this land, Len?
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Keith a year-and-a-half ago the county converted the land into an industrial park, landing its first tenant last summer.
And as we first told you, R-R Donnelley will be the next company coming here, and it plans to take up the rest of the industrial park.
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The governor wouldn't miss this announcement for anything.
R-R Donnelley, one of the world's largest printing companies, announced plans to build a state of the art facility in Valley TechPark, which lies in the western part of the county.
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In the project's first phase 175 jobs will be created, it's second, 137 positions, and 338 jobs in the last phase.
Donnelley has a magazine plant in Lynchburg that employs 750 people, but there was no room left for it to grow and handle the job the company has planned for its new facility, which is making books.
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For the county's part, it's shelling out two-and-a-half-million-dollars worth of incentives to bring Donnelley here.
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(QUESTIONS: WHAT KIND OF AN INVESTMENT DOES THIS REPRESENT...DOLLARS WISE?)


Grucci


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


A formal announcement is set for March eighth to welcome Fireworks by Grucci
(GREW-chee) to the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.


Vice President of Operations Phil Grucci stresses the date is tentative, because the deal is not yet final.
The New York-based company is among the nation's largest fireworks makers and displayers.
In 1983 an explosion leveled its Bellport plant on Long Island, killing two people and damaging 30 neighboring homes.
Phil Grucci says the arsenal site is attractive because it already meets all the safety requirements intended to prevent similar tragedies.
The company would also have to secure local fire permits and federal storage permits.


Lomax


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A Floyd County woman has been found guilty of murdering her boyfriend last summer.
42- year- old Denise Lomax called it an accidental shooting... but the jury called it premeditated.
Scott Prince reports.
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It took a Floyd County jury more than four hours to convict Denise Lomax.
Now she faces a lifetime behind bars.
Six months ago, her live- in boyfriend Daniel McPeak was shot and killed outside their home.
Lomax said she WAS holding the pistol at the time, but only to get his attention-- she was afraid he was moving out.
She told the court the gun went off accidentally, after McPeak threw a bag of clothes at her.
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((DENISE LOMAX/I HAD NO INTENTIONS OF HARMING DANIEL. I HAD MORE INTENTIONS OF HARMING MYSELF. ))
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But a prosecution witness testified that Lomax planned to kill McPeak if he walked out on her.
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((TINA SALMONS/WITNESS: SHE SAID DANIEL WAS HER LIFE. HE ALWAYS WAS AND SHE WOULD KILL HIM IF HE LEFT. ))
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Plus Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams argued that the shooting could not have been an accident-- because the gun was difficult to fire.
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((GINO WILLIAMS/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE TRIGGER WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO DISCHARGE. IT WAS NOT WHAT'S KNOWN AS A HAIR TRIGGER. IT REQUIRED A GREAT DEAL OF FORCE AND THE DEFENDANT TESTIFIED IT WAS NOT COCKED. ))
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Defense attorney Robert Seppard says Lomax will appeal the decision.
Meantime, a sentencing date will be made sometime next month.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Floyd County.

Standoff


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A standoff in Catawba last night ended when police shot the suspect.
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Police say they had no other choice than to shoot David Ira Bell.
Lieutenant G-W Roche (Roach) fired one shot that struck Bell in the chest.
Police were answering a domestic dispute call in the 52-hundred block of Keffer Road.
When they arrived--they found Bell in front of the house with a loaded handgun.
Bell went back in the house only to come out hours later apparently pointing his gun at police.
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((SGT. CHUCK MASON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.; WHEN MR. BELL CAME OUT OF THE HOUSE WITH THE GUN AND IGNORED THE OFFICERS INSTRUCTIONS TO PUT THE GUN DOWN AND TO STOP HIS ADVANCE ON THE OFFICERS, OFFICERS HAD LITTLE CHOICE EXCEPT TO DO WHAT THEY DID.))
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Bell was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His condition has not been released.
Charges against Bell are still pending.

Drowning-Hoax


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=tal
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Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney Garland Spangler says he'll most likely file misdemeanor charges against two girls involved in a suicide hoax.
Divers spent two days searching the New River for a 14 year- old girl, whose friend reported Sunday she had jumped from Commissary Hill bridge.
Sheriff's Investigator Willie Lucas now says the girl did NOT jump, and was never even in the river.
He learned yesterday that the girl was safe and sound.
The 14 year- old is in a hospital undergoing psychiatric treatment.
News- 7 is not broadcasting her name or the name of her 16 year- old friend because of their ages.
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Still to come on the broadcast, a member of the House of Delegates is charged with indecent exposure,
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And an undercover drug operation in Southside results in the arrest of dozens of suspects.
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Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#95-115
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An undercover drug operation in Pittsylvania County has drawn to a close.
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Authorities began rounding up suspects this morning.
By late this afternoon they'd arrested 20- people, including a juvenile.
They're still searching for 32- other suspects.
The undercover operation began last June.
Authorities say most of the violations involved the sale and distribution of cocaine.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF: WE HAVE SOME SEIZURES, I'M NOT AT LIBERTY TO GIVE AMOUNTS AT THIS TIME, BUT DURING THE INVESTIGATION THERE WERE A NUMBER OF BUYS MADE FROM INDIVIDUALS AND THAT'S WHAT BROUGHT INTO THE ARRESTS.))
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The operation involved some 25- law enforcement officers from six different agencies.
Authorities say this is the biggest undercover operation in Pittsylvania County county over the past year and a half.
It was dubbed, "Operation Iroc (EYE-ROC)".
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Thompson


ANCHOR=Keith
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Most defendants don't get OUT of jail the day they enter a guilty plea.
But that was the case for Harry Lee Thompson.
Last month his rape trial ended in a hung jury.
Today he pled guilty to aggravated sexual battery of a prostitute. The plea bargain called for a five- year SUSPENDED sentence.
So he was released from jail this afternoon. He'd been locked up since August first.
Prosecutor Greg Phillips says he's satisfied. "All we wanted to do was label Thompson a sex offender," he said, "and saddle him with a felony conviction."

Nelms


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A Republican member of Virginia's House of Delegates says he will contest an indecent exposure charge.
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36- year old Suffolk lawmaker Robert Nelms has little to say about his arrest last Thursday in a Richmond park.
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((DEL. ROBERT NELMS/(R) SUFFOLK: I HOPE IT'S NOT AN ISSUE BECAUSE I DON'T THINK. I THINK IT'S GONNA BE -- taken care of? EXACTLY. IT'S NOT, IT'S NOT, IT SHOULDN'T BE THERE, SO.))
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Police say Nelms was alone at the time of the alleged incident.
He's married, has one child, and coaches a Little League team back in Suffolk.
Nelms is in his third term as a Delegate.
He's an environmental consultant by profession.
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ADAPT


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-9
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Former Governor Doug Wilder says he welcomes the State Police probe into his Administration's handling of the failed welfare computer system.
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The Allen Administration ordered the criminal and civil probe -- but declined to say who its targets were.
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((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME...TALK TO THEM.))
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The computer system was first developed in 1991, but the extent of its problems were NOT revealed until last month.
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Stocks


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On Wall Street today, the stock market broke it's five session slump.
The DOW climbed 57 and a-half points to post it's first gain in nearly a week.
NASDAQ rose 14 points.
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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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Tomorrow Lynchburg Republicans will nominate their city council candidates, but one GOP incumbent says he's been abandoned by his own party.
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After 40 years as an active Republican, Ward Three representative Jim Curling will seek re- election as an INDEPENDENT this May.
That's because he's being challenged for his seat by former GOP chairman Robert Garber.
Curling says he's being punished for not voting the party line when it came to nominating people to local boards and commissions.
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((JIM CURLING/LYNCHBURG CITY COUNCIL: BUT EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE, I'VE DONE WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG AND TRYING TO KEEP THE BALANCED BEST INTERESTS OF ALL.))
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Also today, funeral director Carl Hutcherson announced he's making an independent run for the at- large council seat that's up for grabs.
Hutcherson also ran in 1994, but says THIS campaign will be better organized.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/I- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO RUN HARD, WE'RE GOING TO RUN A VERY POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AND WE'RE GOING TO RUN WITH A GREAT DEAL OF ENERGY SO THAT WE CAN WIN IN MAY.))
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Late today, Lynchburg Democrats announced they will not nominate ANY candidates for the May elections, claiming city council already is "too partisan".
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Nash


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=City Council


The deputy director of Total Action Against Poverty hopes to win a seat on Roanoke City Council.
Today, Alvin Nash said he will seek the nomination of the Republican party.
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Roanoke voters will fill five of the seven seats on council with the May elections, and Nash is among the first candidates to announce a campaign.
Today, he said economic development and neighborhood protection will be two of his priorities.
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((ALVIN NASH/R- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I'VE ALWAYS FOUGHT FOR CHANGE AND FOUGHT BATTLES, BUT I THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE INFLUENCE AND YOU HAVE TO BE IN A POSITION TO MAKE CHANGES AND CITY COUNCIL IS THE WAY TO DO IT.))
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Nash has not been active in either political party. He says he wasn't confident he could win as an independent.
He says he chose to run as a Republican, because the G-O-P is more in line with his conservative, common sense approach to problems.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, Capriati comes back, Taylor steps aside, Jeff Mullins does the same, Brian Cox signs with the Bears.
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And could former Redskins boss Richie Petitbon be returning to the NFL with the new Baltimore franchise.
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S-Taylor


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=CHUCK TAYLOR


This afternoon the Radford University board of visitors approved the reassignment of athletic director Chuck Taylor.
After 22 years as the czar of RU athletics, Taylor asked to return to teaching fulltime.
Taylor came to RU as the school's first AD and basketball coach in 1974.
He will stay on board until a replacement is found.
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A number of Radford alumni, including Charlene Curtis who'se now at U-Conn, John Montgomery as associate AD at UNC-Greensboro, and current Radford associate AD Greig Denny will likely be among the candidates to replace Taylor

S-Oyster


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
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VMI's annual trek to Norfolk's Foreman Field to play in the annual Oyster Bowl is about to end.
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The 50 year old charity game has no teams after VMI decided to pull out and host the Citadel in Lexington instead of playing in Tidewater.
In past years proceeds were donated to Shriners Hospitals for Crippled and Burned Children. But Oyster Bowl officials say the game has lost money the last two seasons.
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S-Mullins


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-1
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Taylor isn't the only one on the move.
This afternoon in Charlotte, Jeff Mullins announced his retirement.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


UNC Charlotte's athletic director and head basketball coach says he will step aside at the end of the current season.
The 53 year old former Duke all-american says the decision was a tough one.
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((JEFF MULLINS/WILL RETIRE AFTER THE SEASON:))
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S-Cox


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=NFL


The NFl free agent signing frenzy continues tonight with the Bears and Panthers inking former Pro Bowlers.
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SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00


The Bears signed former Miami linebacker Bryan Cox to a four year $13 million dollar contract.
Cox has been known to get a little excited on the field, but he says there's a reason for his hyper behavior.
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((BRYAN COX/SIGNS WITH BEARS FOR $13 MILLION:))
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The Carolina Panthers also introduced their newest acquisition today.
Cornerback Eric Davis Davis leaves the 49ers for $11 million bucks to play in Charlotte.
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S-Petitbon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
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The new NFL franchise in Baltimore in taking shape, but it will not have the distinctive shape of Richie Petitbon, as many had hoped.
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SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00


The Former Washington Redskins head coach has turned down an offer to become Baltimore's first defensive coordinator.
Petitbon has been retired since the Redskins fired him after the 1993 season.
He says he wants to stay retired and concentrate on his business interests.
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S-Capriati


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-28
GRAPHIC=NEW S7 SPORTS.


Jennifer Capriati made a successful return to pro tennis today as she routed seventh seed Kristie Boogert of the Netherlands, 6-1 and 6-2.
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SUPER=03-Essen, Germany; :00


playing in the opening round of the Faber Grand Prix in Germany, Capriati needed only 51 minutes to defeat Boogert, who is ranked 32nd in the world. It is just Jennifer's second match since 1993.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-26
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Spring training continues in Florida for the major league clubs today.
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Most eyes are of course on the defending world champion Atlanta Braves, who know they are in the hotseat this season.
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((BOBBY COX/BRAVES MANAGER:)) ((DAVE JUSTICE/BRAVES LEFT FIELDER:))
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S-Martins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE


The Martinsville Speedway is set to host a open Late Model Stock Car practice this Saturday.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Year; :00


Drivers and crews will have a chance to prepare for the March 17th Miller 300, that pays $25 thousand to the winner.
The practice session runs from nine to 4:30 Saturday, but registration will begin at 7am.
Fans are invited to watch the session free of charge.
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Promo
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As we told you earlier-- it's been a day for major economic development in Roanoke County.
And tonight, county officials will push for more industry to come to the area.
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Jean Jadhon now joins us from the newsroom with more on that.
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Keith, the county wants to rezone about 45 parcels of land in
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west Roanoke County from residential to industrial.
But many residents are against the idea of development in their neighborhoods.
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They'll have the chance to share their concerns tonight at a community meeting.
We'll tell you what they had to say-- plus all the day's other news, weather, and sports at 11.