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ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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Good Evening.
Congress and the White House have agreed on a new crackdown on Cuba- limiting foreign investment in Cuba.
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((REP. DAN BURTON/R-INDIANA: IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton/(R) Indiana;
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OUT Q=AND HUMAN RIGHTS."
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Sport utility vehicles did not fare well when put in a five mile an hour crash test.
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SOT 14:03:33
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((THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE TESTED UTILITY VEHICLES LIKE THIS AND WE WERE JUST APALLED AT HOW FLIMSY THEY REALLY ARE.))
SUPER=01-Brian O'Neill/Insurance Institue Highway Safety;
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OUT Q=THEY REALLY ARE."
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The six vehicles had damage between four and almost eight thousand dollars.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Hall


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=HALL


For the second time in two weeks, a Floyd County jury convicts an accused killer.
It found 34 year old David Joel Hall guilty of killing his live- in girlfriend.
Scott Prince reports.
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IN Q=It took a Floyd
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./June 14, 1995; :18
SUPER=01-Nancy Lintecum/Plocki's Mother; :26
SUPER=01-Cecil Brown/Witness; :48
SUPER=@Scott1; 1:07
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(( It took a Floyd County jury four hours to hand down its verdict. tape 11 17:29:05 ((COUNTY CLERK: WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE AS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT.))
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David Hall could spend the rest of his life behind bars for the beating death of his 18- year- old girlfriend, Ellen Plocki.
The teen's body was discovered June fourteenth in a garage near the town of Willis.
The jury's decision came as no surprise to Plocki's mother.
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SOT 17:47:30 tape 11
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((NANCY LINTECUM/WE JUST HAD A FEELING ALL ALONG-- THE FAMILY MEMBERS DID- THAT HE WAS GOING TO HURT HER IN SOME WAY. ))
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OUT Q=in some way


Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams called more than a dozen witnesses, including Cecil Brown who was with Hall the day he was arrested.
Brown told the court that Hall admitted to killing Plocki.. because he thought she was cheating on him.
He also testified that Hall showed him the body and then threatened to kill him if anyone found out.
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IN Q=He kept telling

((CECIL BROWN/WITNESS: HE KEPT TELLING ME- IF I TOLD ANYBODY WHAT HAPPENED, I WOULD LOOK LIKE HER TOO. ))
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OUT Q=look like her too


In contrast, defense attorney Robert Spessard called just two witnesses... while relying on the notion that police failed to obtain certain pieces of evidence-- like finger prints and hair samples. stand up close
But that argument was apparently not enough to sway jurors-- who still have yet to make a decision in the sentencing phase of the trial.
Scott Prince, News 7, Floyd County.

Jones


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Pittsylvania County jury has recommended 40- years in prison for a man convicted this evening of first degree murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/January 30;


Last month, the case against Harold Jones, Junior ended in a mistrial when a juror became sick.
The one- day trial was re-scheduled for today.
Jones was convicted of shooting and killing Randy Stone, last August.
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SOT
IN Q=The witnesses

((WAYNE WITHERS, JR./ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: THE WITNESSES, OF COURSE, WERE VERY IMPORTANT IN COURT, THERE WERE FIVE WITNESSES FOR THE, ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE, AND BASICALLY ALL FIVE OF THEM SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT THE VICTIM, MISTER RANDY STONE WALKING AWAY, AND HAROLD JONES FOLLOWING HIM AND COMING UP ON HIM AGAIN. MR. STONE PUT HIS HANDS UP AND HE FIRED AND KILLED HIM. MARY HARKINS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:CERTAINLY YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THE JURY'S VERDICT, THE JURY HAD A VERY VERY DIFFICULT JOB TO DO, THEY DID WHAT THEY WERE ASKED TO DO. WE JUST HOPE THE APPELLATE COURT SEE THE CASE DIFFERENTLY. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Withers, Jr./Assistant Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Harkins/Defense Attorney; :23
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The jury deliberated for about two hours before reaching the guilty verdict.
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Amherst-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=mURDER iNVESTIGATION


A Madison Heights man is charged with murdering two Lynchburg women and dumping their bodies in Amherst County last year.
44- year old James Henry Burley was arrested this morning after a break in the investigation.
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SUPER=03-Amherst


Police were giving a woman a ride to Lynchburg last night.
She reportedly told them she and Burley had seen one of the dead women the night BEFORE police found the body.
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SOT 17:08:19
IN Q=The witness

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE WITNESS OR THE LADY INTERVIEWED SAID THAT THE BODY WAS THERE AT THE TIME, IT WAS LATE, ABOUT DUSK THE EVENING PRIOR TO THE BODY BEING DISCOVERED AND THE BODY WAS THERE AT THE TIME THEY DROVE BY IT. AND THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE TWO WAS THAT THEY WOULD NOT REPORT IT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NEED TO GET INVOLVED.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff; :00
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OUT Q=need to get involved.
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VO-NAT


Robin Jeanette Burge was found shot to death in November. Jacqueline Dorsey Carter was discovered in late December.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Police say tire tracks from Burley's car match tracks found at one of the murder scenes.
Ballistics experts also confirm a gun taken from Burley's home was the weapon used in both shootings.

Henry-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation


Earlier this month a Henry County mother lost her six month- old daughter in a fatal house fire.
Now she's in jail facing felony neglect charges.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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IN Q=Vivian Thomas was next door
SUPER=03-Henry Co./February 8; :00
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :10
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :19
SUPER=01-Bob Bushnell/Henry Co. Commonwealth's Atty; :36
SUPER=@Kimberly1; :51
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fire file 95-111
(( Vivian Thomas was next door when a fire at her own home killed her infant daughter.
Her two other small children suffered smoke inhalation. henry fire/thomas tape perp shot
Authorities are now blaming 31- year- old Thomas for not being there when it happened-- and arrested her on charges of abuse and neglect.
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SOT 10:35:39

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I REALIZE AT THIS TIME THAT MS. THOMAS HAS GONE THROUGH A TRAGEDY HERE AND HAS LOST A CHILD. BUT THE FACTS BE THAT THIS CHARGE WAS ISSUED AND WE'LL HAVE A HEARING BEFORE THE COURT AND THE COURT WILL MAKE A RULING AS TO WHETHER THERE WAS ANY WRONGDOING HERE OR NOT. ))
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henry fire/thomas tape shot of bushnell, just let it roll
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth's attorney is keeping mum on exactly WHY Thomas was charged.
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((BOB BUSHNELL/HENRY CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTNY: I WOULD NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING INTO SPECIFIC ALLEGATIONS AT THIS POINT-- AGAIN, THE COURTROOM IS THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE EVIDENCE. ))
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another perp shot of thomas please But authorities ARE saying a social services investigation contributed to charges being filed.
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(( For the time being, social services will retain custody of Thomas' other children who were in the house fire. They've been placed with their paternal grandmother. As for Thomas, she's being held in the Henry County Jail on 25- hundred dollars bond. Kimberly Mcbroom, News 7, Henry County. ))
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Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire crews in Danville had their hands full tonight battling a brush fire that threatened nearby homes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The blaze broke out around eight in a wooded area, near Sweet Briar Drive.
The first crew to arrive called for backup because of the size.
Additional tankers, brush trucks and manpower were called in to assist.
The fire was in an area some distance from the main road-- which made fighting the blaze somewhat tricky for crews who had to find their way in the dark.
But firefighters say the wind actually worked in their favor.
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IN Q=As it

((STEVE DISHMAN/DANVILLE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: AS IT TURNED OUT THE WIND WAS BLOWING MORE TOWARD US WHICH WE HAD THE FIRE BREAK HERE WITH THE STREETS WHICH HELPS, BUT, IT MADE IT EASIER TO GET TO, AND WHAT FIRE WAS BURNING AWAY FROM THEM WAS BLOWING INTO THE WIND WHICH SLOWS IT DOWN, THAT WORKED IN OUR FAVOR. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Dishman/Danville Deputy Fire Chief; :00
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Fire officials are looking into the cause. It consumed about two acres.
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Cuba


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Cuba Air Strike

A new crackdown on Cuba.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Congress and the White House have agreed on sanctions to limit foreign investment in the country.
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SOT 20:06:35
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((REP. DAN BURTON/R-INDIANA: THIS BILL IS GOING TO SEND A VERY VERY STRONG SIGNAL TO FIDEL CASTRO THAT HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED.)) 20:06:46 ((REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN/R- FLORIDA: I THINK THIS SENDS A VERY HOPEFUL MESSAGE, AN ENCOURAGING MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF CUBA.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton/(R) Indiana; 00
SUPER=01-Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen/(R) Florida; 06 quick!
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OUT Q=to the people of cuba.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


The bill would let U-S citizens sue foreign investors if they use Cuban property that's been confiscated during Fidel Castro's rule.

Black-Boxes


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


A U-S Navy robot retrieved two black boxes from the ocean floor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Off Dom. Republic;


Investigators hope they'll give them clues into a plane crash off the Dominican Republic.
The boxes were about a mile and half down- five miles from the coast.
The February 6th crash killed 189 people.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Jean
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When News 7 returns, a gay and lesbian group heads to city hall. It's fighting to get its message on billboards,
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and big news for Patrick County, 300 new jobs are coming to the area.
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Bootleg


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two Rocky Mount brothers are in trouble again for allegedly hauling moonshine through Northern Virginia.
Last week 25 year old Scott Stanley and his 22 year old brother Jason were arrested near Winchester for possesion of 446 gallons of untaxed liquor.
LAST night the same twomen were arrested a second time after police received a tip the pair were carrying white lightning again.
Police say the Stanleys were arrested in Woodstock for possesion of 453 gallons of moonshine gallons.
The pair were charged with the Class One misdemeanor.
Authorities say they have a very active investigation going on to locate the still the liquor was made in.

Vaughan


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Patrick Co. Logo


Here's a story where you can chalk one up for the little guy.
One of Virginia's most rural counties beat out communities from both inside and outside the state for a multi-million dollar project that'll create hundreds of new jobs.
Len Besthoff explains.
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IN Q=Aah Patrick County
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Faye Blankenship/Patrick Co. Resident; :10
SUPER=01-Press Turbyfill/Vaughan Furniture; :31
SUPER=@Len1; :50
SUPER=01-David Ratliff/Patrick Co. Econ. Development; :59
SUPER=03-Galax; 1:13 (quick!)
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(( Aah, Patrick County; it has some of the most beautiful views found anywhere in Virginia, but when it comes to finding work here, it's not a pretty picture.
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SOT 05:33:10
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((FAYE BLANKENSHIP/PATRICK COUNTY RESIDENT: RIGHT NOW PEOPLE SEEM TO BE GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME, A LOT OF LAYOFFS, AND THIS KIND OF THING.))
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OUT Q=kind of thing.


Unemployment in this Southside community has hovered around the 12-percent mark lately, one of the highest figures in the Commonwealth.
So news that Vaughan Furniture of Galax will build a 10-million-dollar plant and create 300 jobs sits well with the folks who live here.
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SOT 06:50:00
IN Q=We're gonna

((PRESS TURBYFILL/VAUGHAN FURNITURE: WE'RE GONNA HIRE 240 OR 50 PEOPLE TO BEGIN WITH, WE PLAN TO EXPAND ON UP TO A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE AND POSSIBLY EVEN ANOTHER FACTORY ON THIS SAME SITE AT A FUTURE DATE.))
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OUT Q=at a future date.
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IN Q=Luring Vaughan

((Luring Vaughan Furniture here is one of David Ratliff's last accomplishments as Patrick County's first economic development director. He's leaving for a job in the private sector. But this does go to prove that Patrick County's recent efforts in bringing more business here are beginning to pay off.))
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OUT Q=to pay off.
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SOT 06:55:54
IN Q=We've had

((DAVID RATLIFF/PATRICK CO. ECON. DEVELOPMENT: WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO PATRICK COUNTY BUT BY FAR VAUGHAN FURNITURE IS THE BEST.))
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OUT Q=is the best.


The plant will be the first to go in the county's new industrial park when its completed later this year.
As far as pay goes, the company says its wages are competitive.
Len Besthoff, News-7.

Buchanan


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Bucnanan, RON


Add another name to the list of Republicans who want to replace Democrat L-F Payne in Congress.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Lynchburg businessman Ronald Buchanan will seek the Fifth District GOP nomination.
A political newcomer, Buchanan admits his low- budget campaign is facing some long odds for success.
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SOT 13:19:24
IN Q=We think we

((RON BUCHANAN/R- FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: WE THINK WE CAN WIN WHEN FOLKS FIND OUT WHAT WE STAND FOR. THAT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME. MAY NOT BE THIS TIME, MIGHT BE NEXT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Ron Buchanan/(R) 5th District Candidate; :00
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OUT Q=might be next time.
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VO-NAT


Buchanan says he identifies with many of the ideas of his national namesake Pat Buchanan.
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Royals


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


It's official. Princess Diana will get a divorce from Prince Charles.
Adam (Ray-feel) Raphael reports from London.
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SUPER=04-1981; 00
SUPER=01-Robert Johnson/London Daily News; 41
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OUT Q=CBS News, London."


((Millions watched as the shy young bride, Lady Di married her royal prince. But no one suspected that the fairy tale would have such an unhappy ending. A year ago, Prince Charles told the world that the flame had never died. In her own TV interview last November, the princess revealed that she, too, had had an affair with her riding instructor.
ROBERT JOBSON, ROYAL CORRESPONDENT FOR LONDON DAILY NEWS: THIS IS GOOD FOR THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR. Although Diana has agreed to a divorce, she insists she will continue to bring up her children including 13-year old Prince William, the heir to the throne after his father. Her friends say this has always been important to her. She has also been trying to negotiate a public role. Her spokesperson says she may no longer be known as her royal highness, but she may be able to continue her charitable work as a public figure. As for the prince, his role has never been in question. JOBSON: HE WILL BECOME KING WHETHER THERE WAS A DIVORCE OR NOT. Adam Raphael, CBS News, London.))

Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Up next on News 7, we'll show what is and isn't being done to make sure Roanoke homes are safe,
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VO-NAT

and you may be surprised how sport utility vehicles fared in a crash test.
They may not be as durable as you think.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2



PFlag


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Committee for Lesbian and Gay Concerns brought some concerns to Mayor this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The organization is made up of concerned gay and straight citizens who say they want to promote civility and reduce homophobia in the community.
Representatives came to the meeting with specific concerns including the denial of billboard space.
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SOT 17:23:27-17:23:38
IN Q=And we're just

((MARY BOENKE/COMM. ON LESBIAN AND GAY CONCERNS; AND WE'RE JUST ASKING FOR FAIRNESS FOR THEM THAT THEY SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY. NO SPECIAL RIGHTS, BUT THAT THEY SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY AND WITH DIGNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Boenke/Comm. on Lesbian and Gay Concerns;
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OUT Q=and with dignity.
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VO-NAT


Lamar Advertising sold billboards to the group in 1995,-but refused the ads this year.
While he offered no solutions to the group's problems, Mayor Bowers says he is adamant that no one should be discriminated against.
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SOT 17:20:08-17:20:20
IN Q=I don't support

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE; I DON'T SUPPORT A GAY LIFESTYLE. I DON'T ENDORSE IT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME AS MAYOR AND PERSONALLY, I DON'T TOLERATE ANY KIND OF DISCRIMINATION, ANY KIND OF HATE CRIMES IN THIS COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in this community.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Hold


The Committtee for Lesbian and Gay Concerns says it will continue its fight.

HOUSING


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Safe and Sound?


The city of Roanoke is moving toward tougher enforcement of building and property maintenance codes.
A rental inspection program was in the works before January's fatal fire, but the tragedy has put the program on the fast track.
Tonight in the first part of our series on substandard housing, Joe Dashiell reports that many residents believe the inspections are long overdue.
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IN Q=The Roanoke fire that killed five
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January; :00
SUPER=04-January 21, 1985; :16
SUPER=@Joe1; :44
SUPER=01-Petie Cavendish/Old Southwest Inc.; 1:12
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((The Roanoke fire that killed five members of one family last month has focused fresh attention on a long-standing problem. NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHTERS' TANK ALARMS
Christine Duncan and her four grandchildren died in a rental home that wasn't equipped with smoke detectors.
And their deaths aren't the first to find headlines.
The home near Tenth Street where Madelyn Tate froze to death in 1985 is another reminder that residents of the Roanoke Valley have lost their lives in substandard homes.
SOT
IN Q=Why can't landlords do their part

((WHY CAN'T LANDLORDS DO THEIR PART. THEY MAKE ENOUGH MONEY OFF OF US. THEY SURE GET WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF US. IF WE'RE WILLING TO DO OUR PART, I THINK THEY SHOULD, TOO.))
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OUT Q=they should too.

stand-up bridge
With little land available for new development, the city's housing stock is aging.
That means the need for maintenance, rehabilitation, and building code enforcement will only increase with time.
Since 1985, the city has added inspectors and stepped up enforcement of building and property maintenance codes.
But a Housing task force study written in 1988 confirms that the rental inspection program was under discussion ten years before that.
And the president of the neighborhood group in Old Southwest says it's time to take action.
SOT PETIE CAVENDISH 14:09:17
IN Q=The people who are going

((PETIE CAVENDISH/OLD SOUTHWEST INC.: THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO IGNORE WHAT'S ON THE BOOKS NOW ARE GOING TO IGNORE THAT. WE NEED SOMETHING WITH SOME TEETH IN IT TO MAKE SOME BELIEVERS OUT OF THEM BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DIES.))
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OUT Q=before someone else dies.


Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke)) Wx-Tape
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-2
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT eng#


And the great one, Wayne Gretzky arrived in Vancouver last night for his first practice with his new teammates.
Tonight Gretzky and the St. Louis Blues take on the Canucks.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Express/Richmond


The Roanoke Express played game four of its rugged five game road swing tonight in Richmond against the first place Renegades.
and it would not be a good night for the Express as they get slammed 6 to 0.
They play in South Carolina Friday night.

S-Salem


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-BB96-2
GRAPHIC=Region III


After a barrage of regional games Tuesday night, only one was on the docket last night.
In Region 3 play down in Rustburg, the Blue Ridge and Piedmont tournament champs, Salem and Laurel Park butted heads, and the Spartans came away with a big 17 point win.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Spartans vs. Lancers;


Charlie Morgan's troops were sporting their game faces during pregame intros.
And Herschel Thomas showed his game early. He gets into the lane and scores 2 of his 19 on the left handed finger roll.
Rashad Wall kept Laurel Park in it for awhile. He pulls up and uses the window for 2 of his team high 18.
But Salem goes inside to the big fella, Eric Grinnell who powers up for the bucket.
Then watch Sam Lazarro kick out to Andy Beach who dials long distance from
the corner for 3 of his 11. The SUPER=33-Salem/=62/Laurel Park/=47;

Spartans led by 7 at the break and cruise to the 62-45 win. The Spartans take on Liberty in Friday's regional semifinals.
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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-1
GRAPHIC=NCAA Tournament


The NCAA Division III Mens Basketball Tournament tips off tonight for Roanoke as the Maroons host Shenandoah.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


The game tips off at 7:30. Shenandoah arrived last night and practiced at the Bast center.
Dave Dutton's team was 18 and 8 this season and tied for the Dixie Conference regular season championship. Dutton offered a few keys to stopping the ODAC champs.
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IN Q="We have

((DAVE DUTTON/SHENANDOAH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dave Dutton/Shenandoah Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...points a game"
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=roanoke women


The Roanoke women were knocked out of the the NCAA's falling to Maryville on the road 77-to-76.
Suzanne Moore had 19 and Lori Boyd 16 in the losing cause.

S-South


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=BIG SOUTH


The 1996 Big South conference basketball tournament begins its three day run at Liberty University's Vines Center tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


The teams were in town today to get some practice in before the first tipoff tomorrow afternoon.
The 1995 tournament at Liberty smashed all conference attendance records, and organizers say they'd love to see a repeat performance this year.
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SOT 13:45:08
IN Q=Liberty's on a

((CARL MCALOOSE/BIG SOUTH ASSOC. COMMISSIONER: LIBERTY'S ON A ROLL AS OF LATE AND WE THINK THEIR FANS ARE GOING TO COME OUT. WE'RE ALSO HOPEFULLY GOING TO GET A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM OUR OTHER SCHOOLS. THEY HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB, THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB PROMOTING THE TOURNAMENT, EVERYBODY IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA HAS DONE A GREAT JOB, THE MEDIA'S DONE A GREAT JOB, AND THE FAN SUPPORT CAN'T BE ANY BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Carl McAloose/Big South Assoc. Commissioner; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=can't be any better.
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There's plenty at stake for everybody... this year's winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA's big dance next month.
Lynchburg is in the second year of a two- year contract hosting the Big South tournament.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD BIG SOUTH


Radford plays Charleston Southern tomorrow at 2pm and then tomorrow night Liberty plays UMBC in the nightcap at 8 o'clock.
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page at--
Tonight the all conference team was announced with LIberty's Pater Aluma and Radford's Jason Landsdown earning spots on the all-star squad.
The team also includes player of the year TL Latson from Charleston Southern.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold big south


Radford's Leslie Ballard and LIberty's Marcus White were voted to the all-rookie team.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Virginia Tech Hokies failed to pick up any of the big postseason honors handed out by the Atlantic 10 tonight.
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Tech sophomore Michelle Hollister did earn second team all-conference honors.
She averaged 16 and a half points and nine rebounds a game this season.
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Tech's Katie O'Connor was named to the all-rookie team. Don't forget Tech is hosting the A-10 women's tournament this weekend at Cassell Coliseum.
The Hokies play their opening game Friday night at 6 against Fordham.
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The Tech baseball team opened its season today with a 14-to-nothing win over VCU in Richmond.
Byrd product Josh Herman led the Hokies 17 hit barrage with a 3 run double in the 5th.

Sports Tease


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Coming up right after this quick break more hoopla.

S-River


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The soccer season is fast approaching and the Riverdawgs are hard at work. Roanoke's semi pro team has signed three players from national championship runner up Duke that will play here this summer. ACC rookie of the year Jay Heaps leads the signee's. He will be joined by Blue Devil midfielder Michael Dunne and forward Andy Kwon.

S-Hornets


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The U-Mass Minutemen who lost their first game of the season Saturday to George Washington, almost lost again last night to St. Joseph's.
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John Calipari went through some changes in this one as his Minutemen blew a five point halftime lead and trailed by 7 in the second half.
But Marcus Camby would lead the Minutemen back with a game high 21 points.
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U-Mass wins 68-to-66 in overtime, as St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli goes after the officials at the buzzer.
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Sport-Utility


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Sport Utility vehicles may look sturdy- but they did not hold up that way in a crash test at only five miles an hour.
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((BRIAN O'NEILL/INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE TESTED UTILITY VEHICLES AND WE WERE JUST APPALLED AT HOW FLIMSY THEY REALLY ARE.
The Insurance Institute for Highway safety tested six vehicles.
They were backed into poles and driven into barriers.
WHAT WE HAVE IN THESE VEHICLES ARE BUMPERS THAT ARE HERE FOR APPEARANCE. THERE IS NO FUNCTION FOR THESE BUMPERS. THEY'RE NOT DESIGNED TO BUMP AND ABSORB THE ENERGY AND AS A RESULT WHEN YOU'RE IN A MINOR BUMP YOU GET ALL OF THIS DAMAGE AND THESE EXPENSIVE REPAIR BILLS.
The Four by Four with the least damage was the Chevrolet Blazer with more than 4 thousand dollars in damage-
The Toyota four runner and Isuzu Rodeo came in last with more than seven thousand dollars in damage from a fender bender.))