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7B'burg-Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


In the wake of a separate shooting incident, employees at Montgomery County Social Services are mourning the deaths of two co-workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Friday;


The victims were killed in a double murder, suicide in Blacksburg Friday.
Donald G. Anderson, who worked in employment services was shot four times.
His friend Susan Asbury, who resigned from Social Services last year, was also killed.
And her estranged husband, Robert L. Asbury shot himself in the head.
All three bodies were found in Susan Asbury's Fairfax Point townhouse.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


Yesterday Social Service workers met with counselors to talk about the tragedy.
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SOT 13:43:17

((DAN FARRIS/MONTGOMERY CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: SO WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE THIS DAY BY DAY, STEP BY STEP AND GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, TRYING TO HELP STAFF COPE WITH THEIR GRIEF AND ALSO TO MOVE ON WITH LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Dan Farris/Montgomery Co. Social Services;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=move on with life.
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VO-NAT


Police are continuing their investigation, and aren't releasing any details on what led to the shooting.
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7Stump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=William Stump


It looks like Blue Ridge Hunt Club co-founder Bill Stump will get off easier than expected as he faces sentencing for a federal firearms charge.
The judge in the case plans to give Stump less that what the sentincing guilelines call for.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Stump was convicted of firing a gun with an illegal silencer.
The judge concluded "Stump committed his crimes by using silenced weapons for a sporting purpose." That is: "target practice."
Yesterday, the judge said "The government has no proof that Stump intended anything further than firing the weapons on the occasion in question."
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SOT 12:15:50
IN Q=The judge

((BILL STUMP: THE JUDGE AND ANY OTHER OFFICER OF THE UNITED STATES AND ANY POLITICIAN DOES WHAT IS TO THEIR BENEFIT AND GIVES SOME OTHER REASON FOR IT. Q: But the Judge is giving you a break. He's indicated that's what he wants to do. WELL, I CAN'T ARGUE WITH THAT.))
SUPER=07-Bill Stump
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=argue with that.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=William Stump


The government has a week to respond to the court's decision to depart from the sentencing guidelines.

7Amherst-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=BMY
TAPE#edit of 95-115
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A court victory for a former Amherst County Sheriff's deputy convicted of illegally using a county copy machine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Donald Irvan used a copier at the Central Virginia Training Center, when he worked there as a police officer, to make posters for his losing campaign last year.
Yesterday an Amherst Circuit judge yesterday ordered Irvan to pay a 100-dollar fine after Irvan pleaded guilty to destruction of property as part of a plea agreement.
Earlier, a General District Court judge sentenced Irvan to 60 days in jail, with 50 suspended, and a 100-dollar fine on theft charges.
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7Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast-
More warm weather is in store for today.
It will be mostly cloudy, though, with highs around 70 degrees.
Tonight, the clouds will remain, with a 60 percent chance of rain.
Lows will be in the mid 50s.

55Sink-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#edit of 96-9
GRAPHIC=shooting


In Franklin County, authorities say a child accidently shot his mother last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;


It happened at this trailer home on route 7-6-0 in the Henry community around 8- 15.
Investigators say the boy's parents were living together-- but had recently separated.
The boy's father, Lowell Rector, who lives in the trailer was talking with the mother, Belinda Sink outside a truck.
Authorities say the five year old boy was inside the truck with a loaded 22- caliber rifle, when it went off.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


A bullet struck Sink in the chest.
She was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where her family has asked that her condition not be released.
Meanwhile, no charges have been filed.
Authorities are still investigating.

55Radford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=fire investigation


A medical examiner says it was a mixture of smoke, carbon monoxide and alcohol that led to the weekend death of a Radford University student.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/Saturday;


21- year- old Christopher Thomas Mirch died early Saturday morning when fire broke out at the Delta Tau Chi (TAU- KIE) fraternity house on Grove Avenue.
His body was found in an upstairs bedroom.
Investigators still do not know what started the blaze.
Mirch's blood alcohol level was more than two and a half times the legal limit.
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55Tuskegee-Air


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=black history


A group of American aviators who flew combat missions in World War Two are finally getting their rightful place in history.
Steve Smallshaw has more on Tuskegee Airmen, as some of them made an appearance in Lynchburg last night in honor of Black history month.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night; :00
SUPER=04-"The Tuskegee Airmen"-HBO; :15
SUPER=01-Chauncey Spencer/Squadron Member; :31
SUPER=01-Sam O'Dennis/Squadron Member; :37
SUPER=01-Richard Macon/Squadron Member; 1:08
SUPER=@SSM2; 1:20
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=standard outcue.
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55Henry-Street


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-9 (On-Record)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The public is invited to attend a hearing tonight on the proposed 18-and-a-half million dollar renovation of Henry Street.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Last month, the Henry Street Revival Committee and the Roanoke Housing Authority unveiled a plan to revitalize the former commercial district in Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood.
It includes restaurants, retail businesses and offices.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The public meeting will be 6:30 tonight at Lucy Addison Magnet School.

55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast-
More warm weather is in store for today.
It will be mostly cloudy, though, with highs around 70 degrees.
Tonight, the clouds will remain, with a 60 percent chance of rain.
Lows will be in the mid 50s.

8Franklin-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#edit
GRAPHIC=shooting


Franklin County authorities are investigating a shooting last night that involved a five year old boy and his mother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;


Authorities say it happened at this trailer home on route 7-6-0 in the Henry community at about 8- 15.
Investigators say the boy's parents were living together-- but had recently separated.
The boy's father, Lowell Rector, who lives in the trailer was talking with the mother, Belinda Sink outside a truck.
Authorities say their son was inside the truck with a loaded 22- caliber rifle, when it went off.
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SOT 23:44:23
IN Q=We know the gun

((FRED JAMISON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE KNOW THE GUN WENT OFF INSIDE THE TRUCK WHERE THE CHILD WAS, BUT WE HAVEN'T DETERMINED WHY. WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT LED UP TO ALL THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Fred Jamison/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=to all that
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TALENT=MELANIE
SS=none


A bullet struck Sink in the chest area.
She was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where her family has asked that her condition NOT be released.
Meanwhile, no charges have been filed.
Authorities are still investigating.

8English-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPEedit of bedford shooting #96-4
GRAPHIC=hold SHOOTING


Meantime, law officers in Bedford County are still probing a Sunday night double shooting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Sunday;


31- year- old George Arthur English is accused of the shooting outside a building on route 6-55 in Moneta.
SUPER=03-Burnt Chimney/Sunday;


Bedford County deputies picked up English after he surrendered in Franklin County.
But it didn't get any easier from there.
SUPER=03-Bedford/Sunday;


Officers were summoned to Bedford Hospital to break up a fight started by people who knew the gunshot victims.
The two victims have since been treated and released.
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8Reunion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=None


Two sisters have been reunited after more than have a century.
The two were separated soon after birth.
Ron Jones was at the airport for the very happy reunion.
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SOT
IN Q=56-year-old Gloria Evers
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=07-Gloria Evers; :19
SUPER=07-Judy Patterson; 1:12 (screen right)
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:30
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.


((56-year-old Gloria Evers has never seen her sister.
She knew 55-year-old Judy Patterson was out there somewhere but had no idea where.
They were both adopted soon after birth and it was considered a big family secret until Gloria's grandmother finally told her.
SOT 13:50:00

((GLORIA EVERS: SO, I WAS PROBABLY A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THAT'S HOW I FOUND OUT THAT I WAS ADOPTED... BECAUSE MY PARENTS KEPT IT... I MEAN IT WAS A SECRET... NO ONE WAS TO EVER KNOW.))
RUNS=:10


But with the help of a family friend and a newspaper reporter, Gloria's sister now living in California was finally located.
Gloria received the shocking news from a friend.
SOT 13:52:15

((SHE CALLED LATE AT NIGHT... SHE SAID GLORIA ARE YOU SITTING DOWN? SHE SAID I THINK BETTER... WE FOUND YOUR SISTER.))
RUNS=:05


SHOT OF PLANE ON RUNWAY
Patiently and nervously waiting, Gloria watches as Judy's plane taxis on the runway.
Then it finally happened... NAT SOUND (Judy steps off plane)
SOT 13:59:41

((THERE SHE IS!))
RUNS=:05


56 years of mystery and frustration melts away... the evasive family reunion is complete. NAT SOUND (Sisters meeting and embracing)
SOT 14:00:41
RUNS=:09



SOT 14:02:37

((JUDY PATTERSON: ISN'T IT WONDERFUL. I NEVER DREAMED I HAD A SISTER... GLORIA: SHE'S DISAPPOINTED I'M NOT A FLAMING RED HEAD... JUDY: WHEN LESLIE CALLED SHE SAID ARE YOU SITTING, I SAID YES, SHE SAID YOU HAVE A FULL SISTER THAT'S WAITING TO TALK... I COULDN'T EVEN TALK. I ALMOST FAINTED... I DID!)) RUNS:16
SISTERS WALKING ARM AND ARM IN AIRPORT
Judy and Gloria say their next step is to kick off their shoes... relax... drink a few... beverages... and catch up on lost time.))
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast-
Today is going to be another warm one.
It will be mostly cloudy, though, with highs around 70 degrees.
Tonight, the clouds will remain, with a 60 percent chance of rain. Lows will be in the mid 50s.