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7Lomax

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-114
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A life prison term may be in store for a Floyd County woman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Yesterday;


Yesterday, 42- year- old Denise Lomax was convicted of murdering her live-in boyfriend.
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./August 4, 1995


In August, Sheriff's deputies found the body of 25- year- old Daniel McPeak with a fatal gunshot wound to the back.
Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams said the verdict came as no surprise.
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SOT 15:20:42
IN Q=If the evidence

((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IF THE EVIDENCE WAS INCONSISTENT WITH WHAT SHE SAID HAPPENED THEN I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S THAT SURPRISING AN OUTCOME. THAT'S WHAT JURIES DO. IT'S PART OF THE SYSTEM AND I CAN'T DISAGREE WITH THAT. THAT'S THEIR JOB. THEY DID IT AND I THINK THEY DID IT WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Floyd Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
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OUT Q=did it well
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VO-NAT


Lomax testified the shooting was an accident, and that she had no intention of hurting McPeak.
She plans to appeal the jury's decision.
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7Valley-TechPark


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Donnelley Logo


Some big economic news for the Roanoke Valley.
One of the largest printing companies in the world will set up shop in Roanoke County creating dozens of jobs.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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IN Q=Roanoke County
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday; :00
SUPER=@Len2; :13
SUPER=01-Brian Duncan/Roanoke Co. Econ. Development; :19
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :29
SUPER=01-John Pecaric/RR Donnelley; :45
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

((
Roanoke County leaders were giddy, even horsing around after governor Allen presented them a jumbo check chock full of industrial incentive money from the state.
After nine months of talks the R-R Donnelley printing company has agreed to build a multi-million-dollar facility that will take up nearly all the space in the county's new industrial park.
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SOT TAPE TWO 14:27:32
IN Q=I've never

((BRIAN DUNCAN/ROANOKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A PROJECT IN MY LIFE, IN MY CAREER, WHERE IT WAS A TEAM ATMOSPHERE THROUGH THE WHOLE NEGOTIATION...WE KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED, HONESTLY, AND THEY KNEW WHAT WE COULD DO.))
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OUT Q=we could do.


R-R Donnelley already has a magazine plant in Lynchburg that employs 750 people.
But it's building a new plant in Roanoke County because of a growing trend in the book business; customers want to manage their inventories better, and that requires smaller orders on shorter notice.
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SOT TAPE ONE 13:56:58
IN Q=And that's

((JOHN PECARIC/R.R. DONNELLEY: AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST REASON THAT WE'VE DESIGNED THE NEW ROANOKE PLANT SPECIFICALLY TO PRINT COLOR BOOKS, IN SMALL PRINT RUNS, ECONOMICALLY.))
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OUT Q=small print runs economically.


The new facility will initially have 175 workers when it opens next April, but that number could eventually go to 750 if R-R Donnelley completes all three phases of the project it has planned.
Pay will range from 10-to-14-dollars-an-hour.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


R-R Donnelley HAS annual sales averaging SIX-BILLION-DOLLARS-a-year.
And it prints half of books on the New York Times bestseller list.

7Meeting


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


Meanwhile, news of economic development is raising concern among West County residents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


Roanoke County leaders want to re-zone residential property for commercial and industrial development.
But residents are saying they don't want more business in their backyards.
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SOT tape 1 7:37:57
IN Q=I understand the

((CHARLES LANDIS: I UNDERSTAND THE COUNTY'S NEED FOR ADDITIONAL REVENUE. BUT I FIRMLY BELIEVE THIS PROPOSED RE-ZONING WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THOSE OF US WHO LIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=07-Charles Landis;
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OUT Q=in this community
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, one supervisor says most opposition to the re-zoning is coming from Glenvar Heights residents.
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SOT tape 2 8:49:18
IN Q=The people

((SPIKE HARRISON/CATAWBA DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: THE PEOPLE HAVE GREAT DISTANCES BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THE ROAD AND OTHER NEIGHBORS AND THEY JUST WORRY THAT THE WHOLE SCENE WOULD CHANGE. ))
SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Catawba District Supervisor;
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OUT Q=would change
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VO-NAT


At a community meeting last night, county officials briefed residents on about 45 parcels of land proposed for rezoning.
Residents' concerns range from increased traffic to higher taxes.
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7Warner


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TAPE#95-106
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Incumbent U.S. Senator John Warner formally announces his candidacy today in a tour around the state.
It would be his fourth term.
This year, he faces opposition from within his own party -- Republican Jim Miller is challenging Warner for his seat.

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to get off to a cloudy, damp start - but the rain will end and temperatures will be high around 60 degrees.
The clouds will remain tonight, along with patchy fog in areas.
Lows will be in the mid 40s.

55Inmate-Escape


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NEWSCAST=CUTIN
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TAPE#96-14
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An inmate who escaped from the (Pow-a-tan) Powhatan Correctional Center is still on the loose.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Powhatan/Yesterday;


It is not known how 38 year old Geoffrey Alan Ward got out yesterday.
About 185 Corrections officials and 45 state troopers are searching for the man convicted of the 1984 murder and rape of two women.
Ward was sentenced to eight life terms for the murders.
He is a white male, six foot two, 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.
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55Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


Meantime, suspects are being rounded up in Pittsylvania County in connection to an undercover drug investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday;


By late yesterday, they had arrested 20- suspects, including a juvenile.
Authorities were still searching for 32- others.
The undercover investigation began last June and involved law enforcement officers from six different agencies.
Most of the arrests involved the sale and distribution of cocaine.
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SOT
IN Q=This we hope

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THIS WE HOPE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE, IT'S AN ONGOING PLIGHT IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VIRGINIA, THE UNITED STATES TO GET RID OF DRUGS, I DON'T THINK WE'LL EVER GET RID OF IT, BUT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WE'LL CONTINUE TO ENFORCE THE LAWS AGAINST ILLEGAL DRUGS. ))
SUPER=@Plaster; :00
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OUT Q=against illegal drugs.
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VO-NAT


Plaster expects more arrests.
The undercover investigation was dubbed "Operation Iroc (EYE-ROCK)".
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55Drowning-Hoax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#edit of 96-16 (giles drowning)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Misdemeanor charges may be filed against two teens for pulling a suicide hoax.
Giles County prosecutor Garland Spangler will make that decision today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


Divers spent two days searching the New River for a 14 year- old girl whose friend told authorities Sunday she had jumped off a bridge.
Investigators now says the girl did not jump, and was never in the river.
The 14 year- old is hospitalized for psychiatric treatment.
News- 7 is not reporting the name of either teen because of their age.
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55Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Campaign '96


The results of the New Hampshire Primary have stirred up a mixed reaction in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Former Virginia Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Farris is one of three national chairmen for Pat Buchanan's campaigns.
Farris says Buchanan is, in his words, "freaking the establishment out."
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The party's figurehead in Virginia is part of that establishment.
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SOT 01:34:43
IN Q=His words

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HIS WORDS AND RHETORIC CHARGE FOLKS UP WITH HIM. BUT I DON'T SEE THAT GETTING TOO FAR BEYOND THAT GROUP WHO IS FOR HIM. I THINK SOME OF HIS POLICIES, INSOFAR AS THE ECONOMIC POLICIES, HIS TRADE POLICIES, I DON'T THINK IT'S AT ALL DESIRABLE TO WALL IN AMERICANS AND TO WALL IN THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF HIS POLICIES. THOSE WOULD BE BAD POLICIES FOR VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Allen;
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OUT Q=for Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Allen has endorsed Bob Dole.
Democrat Don Beyer is almost gleeful about Buchanan's success.
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SOT 01:34:44
IN Q=I think

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK PAT BUCHANAN CAN DO VERY WELL IN VIRGINIA. HE HAS STRONG ORGANIZATION HERE. I KNOW THE GOVERNOR'S LEADING BOB DOLE'S CAMPAIGN, AND HE BETTER HOPE THAT IT'S OVER BEFORE THEY GET TO VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Beyer;
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OUT Q=to Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Both Allen and Beyer say Virginia's convention in June may actually be critical this year, if the race is still close at that point.
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55General-Assembly


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The General Assembly has sent a bill to the Governor that would let doctors, not insurance companies, decide how long a mother and newborn can remain in the hospital after childbirth.
Some insurance companies now routinely send new mothers home 24 hours after giving birth.
Allen has not said whether he will sign the bill.
Also in the General Assembly -- a Senate committee advanced a bill requiring people under 18 to show photo identification before buying cigarettes.
The Senate panel also advanced a bill that would limit vending machine tobacco sales to minors.

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to get off to a cloudy, damp start- but the rain will end and temperatures will climb into the lower 60's.
The clouds will remain tonight, along with patchy fog.
Lows will be in the mid 40s.

8County-Company


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Donnelley Logo


New jobs are coming to the Roanoke Valley. One of the largest printing companies in the world will build a state-of-the-art plant in the western part of the county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Governor George Allen presented county leaders a check yesterday full of industrial incentive money from the state.
The R-R Donnelley printing company has agreed to build a multi-million dollar facility that will take up nearly all the space in the county's new industrial park.
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SOT TAPE TWO 14:27:32
IN Q=I've never

((BRIAN DUNCAN/ROANOKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A PROJECT IN MY LIFE, IN MY CAREER, WHERE IT WAS A TEAM ATMOSPHERE THROUGH THE WHOLE NEGOTIATION...WE KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED, HONESTLY, AND THEY KNEW WHAT WE COULD DO.))
SUPER=01-Brian Duncan/Roanoke Co. Economic Development;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=we could do.
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VO-NAT


R-R Donnelley already has a magazine plant in Lynchburg that employs 750 people.
The new Roanoke facility will initially have 175 workers when it opens next April, but that number could climb to 750 if the company completes all three phases of the project it has planned.
Pay will range from 10-to-14 dollars-an-hour.
R-R Donnelley prints half of the books on the New York Times bestseller list.
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8Industrial-Sites


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Cunty Seal


Meanwhile, many West County residents are resisting economic development in their neighborhood.
The county wants to re-zone residential property for commercial and industrial development.
But residents say they don't want more business in their backyards.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Why is the county
SUPER=07-David Shelor; :00
SUPER=07-Shirl Suits; :17
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :27
SUPER=@File; :37
SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Catawba District Supervisor; :55
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:07
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OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

(( ((DAVID SHELOR: WHY IS THE COUNTY CONSISTENTLY AND CONSTANTLY DOGGING WEST COUNTY FOR EVERY INDUSTRIAL REVENUE- PRODUCING, EVERY WATER- PRODUCING, EVERY TRASH DEPOSITORY PROJECT AND EVERYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THING OF. )) ((SHIRL SUITS: THE ONLY TIME WE DO RECEIVE ATTENTION FROM THE COUNTY IS WHEN THEY WANT SOMETHING-- AND THEIR PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL SITES ARE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. ))
In case you couldn't tell-- many west Roanoke county residents don't feel very neighborly toward new industry.
At a community meeting, county officials briefed them on the proposed sites for rezoning-- about 45 parcels of land in west county.
Residents' concerns ranged from increased traffic to higher taxes.
Meanwhile, county officials repeatedly told residents they have their best interest at heart.
But one supervisor says it's not only a matter of re-zoning, but also a matter of trust. ((SPIKE HARRISON/CATAWBA DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: I SEE I'VE GOT A TOUGH JOB TO TRY TO RESTORE SOME OF THE TRUST. THE ZONING, THEY MADE OBVIOUS-- THAT'S DEFINITELY A MESSAGE THAT'S GOING TO GO BACK TO THE REST OF THE BOARD THAT THIS IS JUST PLAIN NOT WANTED. ))
The county did get the public input it asked for on the proposed re-zoning. But it looks to be a long road ahead before anything is written in stone.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
))

8Arsenal


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
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GRAPHIC=business news


A major fireworks company is sparking hopes of economic growth in the New River Valley.
The New York- based Fireworks by Grucci hopes to seal a deal next month to expand to the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
A formal announcement is tentatively scheduled for March 8th.
In 19-83, an explosion leveled its Bellport plant on Long Island, killing two Grucci family members and damaging 30 nearby homes.
Vice President of Operations, Phil Grucci, says the arsenal site already meets the safety requirements intended to prevent similar tragedies.

8Weather


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WRITER=nle
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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to get off to a cloudy, damp start- but the rain will end and temperatures will climb into the lower 60's.
The clouds will remain tonight, along with patchy fog. Lows will be in the mid 40s.