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7Stoneman

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A 16-year old boy says his father admitted to killing two people last May in Hillsville.
Yesterday a judge certified capital murder charges against Dennis Stoneman.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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IN Q=Dennis Stoneman was an abusive
SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; :17
SUPER=03-Hillsville/May 17, 1995; :37
SUPER=@Tracy1; :59
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(( Dennis Stoneman was an abusive husband and a devoted, though sometimes mean father.
That's according to his 16 year- old son D.J., who rode with his father from North Carolina to Hillsville May 16th on a search for D.J's six year- old brother and his mother, Teresa Stoneman.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: AND AT FANCY GAP THEY STOPPED AT A CONVENIENCE STORE AND SWITCHED VEHICLES. AND AT ONE POINT DURING THAT TIME MR. STONEMAN MADE THE STATEMENT THAT HE'D SHOT A MAN BEFORE AND THEN AFTER THAT THEY TRAVELED TO HILLSVILLE GOING TO VARIOUS HOUSES LOOKING FOR MRS. STONEMAN AND THE YOUNGER SON. ))
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D.J. says his father pulled into the Westview Terrace apartments, where they thought Teresa lived, after they spotted her car.
But the occupants of the car were Teresa's sister and brother-in-law, Tina and Steve Quesenberry.
D.J. testified the three were sitting in their cars arguing about why Dennis couldn't see his child when Dennis thrust a gun across D.J.'s face and shot the couple. su The defense tried to portray Dennis as a father who was so devastated at being kept from his child that he was driven to violence in the heat of passion. His lawyer says that would make him guilty of nothing more than manslaughter.
That will be up to a jury decide if the grand jury indicts Stoneman when it meets March 11th. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

7Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Hall


A convicted killer in Floyd County will spend his life behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Yesterday;


A jury handed up that sentence yesterday to David Hall, who was found guilty of beating his girlfriend to death.
The body of 18- year- old Ellen Plocki (PLAH-kee) was discovered June fourteenth in a garage near the Willis section of the county.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


On top of the life sentence, Hall received an additional 16 years for other crimes related to the murder.

7City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=Roanoke CIty Seal


In Roanoke last night, democrats met to name candidates for city council seats.
More than 60 people attended the mass meeting at Patrick Henry High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Mayor David Bowers is running for re-election.
He says democrats have a way of pulling together during election time.
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IN Q=Our party is

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: OUR PARTY IS KNOWN AS A PARTY WITH MANY FACTIONS AND DESPAIR IN OPINIONS. BUT EACH TIME DURING ELECTIONS WE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE COME TOGETHER. ))
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VO-NAT


Nelson Harris was nominated for a two- year- term.
Carroll Swain, Jim Trout, and Linda Wyatt were nominated for four- year- terms.
The election is in May.
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7Beyer-Driver


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's driver was recently stopped for speeding, and instead of fighting a ticket he's arguing to GET one.
Chris Elliott and Beyer were returning Saturday to Richmond when the lieutenant governor's Volvo was clocked at 73 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone.
Elliot was pulled over, butChesterfield County police refused to cite him for speeding because of a century-old statute that protects General Assembly members and their aides from FALSE imprisonment.
Elliott apparently plans to pay the county 90 dollars -- with or without a speeding citation.

7weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast - The weekend is going to get off to a cold start - Temperatures today will be in the high 30s.
For tonight, skies will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow.
Tomorrow, the chance of snow remains for the morning.
Temperatures will be high around 40.

55Mock-Convention


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#edit of 96-3
GRAPHIC=Campaign '96


South Carolina voters go to the polls tomorrow for the Republican presidential primary.
SS=mock convention


Meantime, student delegates at Washington and Lee University are preparing to predict who'll be the G-O-P nominee.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/March 1992;


The school's 19-96 Mock Convention kicks off today.
Every four years, the convention attempts to predict the presidential nominee for the party out of power.
The students have NOT missed since 1948.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=mock convention


This year will include speeches by former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp and former Secretary of Education William Bennett.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle will also atttend, and is expected to endorse John Warner for another term in the Senate.
Warner and Governor Allen are also scheduled to stop by.

55Allen-Incentives


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=allen


Meanwhile, Governor Allen is involved in a political struggle over who controls the money used to lure new businesses to Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 22;


R.R. Donnelly and Company got the incentive to expand in Virginia in the form of 460-thousand dollars from something called the Governor's Opportunity Fund.
The Governor himself has controlled the handouts since 1992.
But now, George Allen wants more than twice the 18- million dollars in the last budget.
And the House of Delegates is saying no.
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IN Q=It is a very

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT TOOL THAT OTHER GOVERNORS IN OTHER STATES HAVE. AND FOR THEM TO HANDCUFF ME AND SAY NO YOU CANNOT HAVE THIS TOOL IN THIS WAR OF COMPETITION WITH THE CAROLINAS, AND GEORGIA, AND TENNESSEE, AND ALABAMA, AND MARYLAND, AND PENNSYLVANIA AND ALL THE REST, I THINK IS JUST FOOLISH. THERE'S NO OBJECTIVE REASON FOR THEM TO DO THAT.))23
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE THINK THERE OUGHT TO BE SOME FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. AND WE JUST CAN'T HAVE EXPENDITURES GOING AROUND AUTHORIZING BLANK CHECKS TO EVERYBODY IN GOVERNMENT. WE OUGHT TO HAVE SOME TIGHT RESTRAINTS ON IT. I THINK THAT'S REASONABLE. PLUS, IT'S A TOUGH BUDGET YEAR.))
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SUPER=@Woodrum; :24
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The incentive money is just one of about ten issues Allen will be fighting for with the lawmakers by the end of next week.
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55Cook-Composites


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pittsylvania County residents have health and environmental concerns over a Chatham chemical plant's request to burn hazardous waste.
Teresa Hamilton has more from last night's public hearing.
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SUPER=01-Steve Law/Permit Opponent; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night; :06 (Quick!)
SUPER=01-Laurie Waller/Permit Opponent; :18
SUPER=01-Carl Burke/Permit Opponent; :30
SUPER=01-Doug Brown/DEQ Environmental Engineer; :56
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Chatham.

(( ((STEVE LAW/PERMIT OPPONENT: IT BOILS DOWN TO HUMAN LIFE VERSUS THE DOLLAR AND IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.))
Steve Law is opposed to Cook Composites and Polymers' request.
The chemical plant burns natural gas in its incinerator.
But it has applied for a permit to burn a flammable chemical known as Xylene instead. ((LAURIE WALLER/PERMIT OPPONENT:YA'LL NEED TO START PUTTING, YA'LL CONCERN FOR THE KIDS IN THIS AREA ABOVE YOUR DOLLARS AND ABOVE YOUR MONEY, A CHILD'S LIFE IS NOT WORTH IT. )) ((CARL BURKE/PERMIT OPPONENT:THAT'S MY PLEA, THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU'VE STUDIED THIS THING VERY CAREFULLY, THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO MANY MANY PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD. ))
Questions surrounding the Company's draft permit were also raised.
Opponents say it contains problem areas.
For instance, they noted there's only one road leading into and out of the plant.
They're also concerned that the County's E-911 system is not yet up and running. ((DOUG BROWN/DEQ ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER:I THINK SOME OF THE SPECIFIC COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE REGARDING TECHNICAL ERRORS AND DEFICIENCIES WITH THE PERMIT IS SOMETHING THAT WE OBVIOUSLY NEED TO ADDRESS. I ANTICIPATE THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES MADE TO THE FINAL DOCUMENT. ))
Brown says he's not sure when DEQ officials will make a decision regarding Cook Composites and Polymers permit request.
Company officials declined comment. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Chatham.))

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Taking a look now at the forecast - It'll be cold today with temperatures in the high 30s.
For tonight, skies will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow.

8Public-Meeting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pittslyvania County residents are worried about a Chatham chemical plant's request to burn hazardous waste.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittslyvania Co./Last Night; (Quick)


The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality arranged a public hearing for concerns over Cook Composites and Polymer's desire to burn hazardous waste.
The chemical plant burns natural gas in its incinerator.
But it has applied for a permit to burn a flammable chemical known as Xylene
(Zye-leen) instead.
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IN Q=Ya'll need to

((LAURIE WALLER/PERMIT OPPONENT:YA'LL NEED TO START PUTTING, YA'LL CONCERN FOR THE KIDS IN THIS AREA ABOVE YOUR DOLLARS AND ABOVE YOUR MONEY, A CHILD'S LIFE IS NOT WORTH IT. ))
SUPER=01-Laurie Waller/Permit Opponent;
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OUT Q=not worth it.
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VO-NAT


Residents also questioned the draft permit that they feel has some safety problems.
They're also concerned that the Emergency 9-1-1 system is not yet up and running.
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((DOUG BROWN/DEQ ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER:I THINK SOME OF THE SPECIFIC COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE REGARDING TECHNICAL ERRORS AND DEFICIENCIES WITH THE PERMIT IS SOMETHING THAT WE OBVIOUSLY NEED TO ADDRESS. I ANTICIPATE THERE WILL BE SOME CHANGES MADE TO THE FINAL DOCUMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Brown/DEQ Environmental Engineer;
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OUT Q=final document.
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VO-NAT


Brown says he's not sure when D-E-Q officials will make a decision regarding the permit request.
Company officials declined comment.
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8Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Hall


The punishment will be life in prison for a convicted killer in Floyd County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Yesterday;


A jury handed that sentence yesterday to David Hall, who was found guilty of beating his girlfriend to death.
The body of 18- year- old Ellen Plocki (PLAH-kee) was discovered June fourteenth in a garage near the Willis section of the county.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


On top of the life sentence, Hall received an additional 16 years for other crimes related to the murder.

8Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Madison Heights man will be back in court next month for a preliminary hearing on two murder charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst/Yesterday;


44- year- old James Henry Burley made his first appearance yesterday in Amherst General District Court.
Burley's accused of shooting two women to death and dumping their bodies in remote sections of Amherst County last year.
Police have not established a motive for the crimes.
The self- employed auto body worker was given a court- appointed attorney.
Burley is being held without bond.
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8Crawford


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One of the two Virginia Tech football players accused of sexual assault, has pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


James Crawford received a 10- day suspended sentence and will pay four hundred dollars in fines for a disorderly conduct charge.
SUPER=@File;


Crawford and Hokie teammate Tony Morrison have been named in a civil suit filed by Christy Brzonkala.
She alleges the two raped her.
Yesterday's plea had nothing to do with the THAT case.
Even still, Crawford's attorney talked about the suit... and specifically Eileen Wagner, Brzonkala's attorney.
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IN Q=What I'm

((JOE PAINTER/CRAWFORD'S ATTORNEY: WHAT I'M QUESTIONING ABOUT MRS. WAGNER IS IF SHE'S SO CONCERNED ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, WHY HAS SHE NEVER SPOKEN OUT AGAINST THE VIOLENCE PERPETRATED AGAINST THOUSANDS OF UNBORN FEMALES EACH YEAR? ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Painter also said Crawford will fully cooperate with the investigation into the rape allegations.

8Drunk-Driving


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving


Alcohol-related driving fatalities in Virginia have plummeted 68 percent in the past five years.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says deaths decreased from 535 in 19-90 to 169 last year.
The D-M-V says the decrease is especially remarkable because Virginia added 400-thousand drivers from 19-90 to 19-94.

8weather


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WRITER=nle
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Drivers in Chatham will need to take caution this morning.
Both SOUTHBOUND lanes of route 29 are blocked due to an accident.
Turning now to the forecast - It'll be cold today with temperatures in the high 30s. For tonight, skies will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow.