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HEADLINES

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High speed drama in the Roanoke Valley.
A late night police chase that began in Bedford County ends in Roanoke with the arrest of an attempted murder suspect.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a string of Republican primary victories for Bob Dole on Junior Tuesday. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 96-24
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A high speed car chase last night in Bedford County ends dramatically in Roanoke.
It started at about 10 o'clock, as authorities from several jurisdictions drove in hot pursuit of an attempted murder suspect.
Kimberly McBroom was there.
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The finale of the chase played out like an action adventure movie-- with dozens of police cars surrounding the suspect and his armed female passenger.
Authorities say 22- year- old Sean Michael Love was wanted for attempted murder in Prince George County.
Then he apparently headed west for an extended crime spree.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AUTHORITIES FIRST GOT ON LOVE'S TRAIL AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY ROBBED A COUPLE OF MOTELS IN LYNCHBURG AND AMHERST COUNTY. BEDFORD DEPUTIES SPOTTED LOVE'S CAR ON ROUTE 460 HEADING WEST-- THEN THE CHASE BEGAN. ))
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Love led Bedford, Roanoke, and state authorities on a high speed chase until its dramatic finish at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Hollins Road.
Love struck another vehicle-- but the driver escaped with minor injuries.
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((SGT. VERN JONES/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: HE SAW THE POLICE CARS COMING AND WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF EVERYBODY'S WAY. THE SUSPECT, DUE TO HIS ERRATIC DRIVING, TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM US-- HE CUT TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CITIZEN AND STRUCK HIM IN THE SIDE. ))
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When the ordeal was over, police took Love into custody, as well as the unidentified woman riding along with him.
In addition to the attempted murder charge in Prince George County-- Love also faces charges in Roanoke and surrounding counties.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Junior-Tues


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Fresh from EIGHT wins in EIGHT tries on mini-Tuesday, Bob Dole is predicting ANOTHER victory tomorrow in New York's G-O-P primary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The Senate majority leader's delegate count more than DOUBLED last night, putting him solidly ahead of his rivals.
Dole says it's now time for Republicans to rally behind him in a concentrated bid to evict President Clinton from the White House.
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((DOLE;CLINTON OFFERED WELFARE REFORM HE VETOED IT, TAX CUTS, HE VETOED IT, WE SENT HIM BALANCED BUDGET HE VETOED IT. WE ARE GOING TO VETO BILL CLINTON ON NOVEMBER 1996. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Albany, NY/Last Night;


Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan vow to press on, despite coming up empty in yesterday's primaries.
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((PAT BUCHANAN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; DOLE'S THE FAVORITE FAR AND AWAY, BUT WE'LL KEEP GOING FORWARD WITH THE HOPE THAT MAYBE SOMETHING CAN BREAK. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clearwater, FL/Last Night;


But Lamar Alexander and Dick Lugar have had enough.
The former Tennessee governor and the Indiana Senator will announce today that they're quitting the G-O-P presidential race.
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Martin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Martin


The man accused of killing a Danville bartender five years ago is free today.
A Pittsylvania County jury yesterday found 42- year- old Thomas Martin NOT guilty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday;


Martin was charged last fall with shooting and killing 41- year- old Paul Nathaniel DeShazo.
Five years ago, DeShazo's corvette was found burning.
His body was discovered nearby six days later.
Prosecutors did NOT have an eye witness.
But they did present testimony from a man who said Martin confessed.
In closing arguments, the defense argued the case was circumstantial.
They also presented witnesses who said they did NOT see a van next to the burning car resembling the one owned by Martin.
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((BRIAN TURPIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:I THINK THE COMMONWEALTH WOULD FREELY ADMIT THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE VERY MUCH MORE EVIDENCE BACK IN 1991 THAN THEY HAD TODAY AND I THINK THAT THE JURY PERHAPS TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S WITNESSES ALL HAVE THEIR STATEMENTS PRESERVED FROM FIVE YEARS AGO, BUT THE DEFENSE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING. ))
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Turpin said the only new evidence prosecutors had now that they did not have five years ago, was pictures of Martin's van.
Prosecutor David Grimes would not comment on the verdict.
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Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Fire


In Lynchburg, a man escaped injury when his house caught fire last night.
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VO-NAT
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Firefighters were called to the 29- hundred block of Campbell Avenue just before nine.
Smoke and flames were coming from the front of the building when they arrived.
Crews were able to knock the fire down in about ten minutes.
Authorities at first thought the residents of the home were trapped inside.
The fire apparently started in a couch in a front room.
The rest of the building had smoke and water damage.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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In sports, the Hornets find the Orlando Magic is full of tricks.
Mike Stevens has highlights of last night's game.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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WRITER=ldo
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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SUPER=13-Evy Robison/Wildflour Market & Bakery;



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Love


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit of 96-24
GRAPHIC=none


An attempted murder suspect is in police custody this morning following a high speed car chase from Bedford County to Roanoke last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The chase started at about 10 o'clock.
Authorities FIRST got on the trail of 22- year- old Sean Michael Love after he allegedly robbed a couple of motels in Lynchburg and Amherst County. The pursuit ended at Hollins Road and Orange Avenue.
Love hit another vehicle but the driver suffered only minor injuries.
Police arrested Love and his armed female passenger.
Love faces charges of attempted murder in Prince George County and other charges in Roanoke and the surrounding counties.
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Sara-Lee


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=SLKP Logo


A MAJOR employer in Martinsville is shutting down.
The 420 people who stitch sweatshirts and casualwear at Sara Lee Knit Products got the word yesterday.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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SUPER=01-Margaret Inman/Sara Lee Employee;:10
SUPER=@File; :23 Quick
SUPER=01-Mary Carter/Sara Lee Employee; :36
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(( After learning they would lose their jobs next week, many workers at Sara Lee Knit Products in Martinsville were surprisingly cheerful.
Some like the severance package they're receiving.
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((MARGARET INMAN/SARA LEE EMPLOYEE: THEY'RE GONNA PAY US TWO MONTHS, OUR SALARY, OUR AVERAGE, AND THEN AFTER THAT YOU GET SEVERANCE PAY, FOR HOWEVER LONG YOU'VE BEEN HERE, YOU GET THAT AND THEN YOU START ON UNEMPLOYMENT.))
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The prolonged retail downturn has hurt Sara Lee and other textile firms...Fieldcrest Cannon just announced it's closing two plants in the Carolinas.
So the closing of Sara Lee's Cleveland Avenue plant wasn't a total shock.
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((MARY CARTER/SARA LEE EMPLOYEE: EVERYBODY'S KINDA, YOU KNOW, SOME OF 'EM'S KINDA HURT AND SOME. BUT THEY WAS KINDA EXPECTING IT.))
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Community leaders anticipated the closing...just two years ago Sara Lee cut a thousand jobs in Martinsville, Henry County, and Pittsylvania County.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: OUR EDC, OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, HAS TAKEN ON A NEW LIFE AND DEVELOPED A STRONGER MARKETING PROGRAM, WHICH HAS BEGUN TO PAY OFF, AND WE HAVE BROUGHT IN SOME NEW INDUSTRY.))
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((In fact proof of that progress will be presented later this week, when another company announces plans that it's coming to this area. Len Besthoff, News-7, Martinsville.))))
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Reed-Kelly


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Kelly


A grand jury says NO assault charges will be handed down to Botetourt County Sheriff Reed Kelly.
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VO-NAT
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It was October that Kelly got a letter from an inmate describing in detail how he was going to KILL the sheriff, and his family.
The prisoner said Kelly beat and choked him after reading the letter.
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Kelly accused his opponents of playing dirty politics during election time.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: IT'S A SMALL GROUP. IT'S A GROUP THAT HAS SHOWN BY IT'S VERY NATURE TAT THEY'RE MEAN SPIRITED AND VICIOUS AND THEY'VE GOT A LOT OF HATRED IN THEIR HEART. AND I HOPE THAT'S THE END OF THIS ISSUE.))
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VO-NAT
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The Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney who handled the case says he believes this will be the end of it.
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And, Lynchburg police HOPE to put an end to graffiti in the city.

Graffiti


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TAPE#96-13
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As Steve Smallshaw reports, they're hoping a new crime fighting tool will literally clean up the streets.
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((AND TO SOME IT'S CREATIVE WORK, TO OTHERS IT'S AN EYESORE, AND IT'S CONSIDERED VANDALISM.))
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Count Lynchburg police among the latter group when it comes to dealing with graffiti in their city.
They've teamed up with a private citizens group which financed the department's new Environmental Response Unit... a trailer filled with cleaning supplies that's ready to tackle some of the city's more unsightly areas.
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Just apply 32 hundred pounds of pressure of sand and water, and a vandal's mural disappears before your eyes.
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((One of the first areas the response team hit was here on Judith Street where they picked up litter in this old garage and blasted the graffiti off the walls. Police hope that by making a positive change in these neighborhoods, the residents will want to continue the effort.))
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The end result can be cleaner and safer neighborhoods.
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((DAVID ANTHONY/CITIZENS FOR A CLEAN LYNCHBURG: ON THE BASIS OF MANY, MANY STUDIES, THERE'S A CORRELATION, A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN A SLOPPY CITY AND A RISING CRIME RATE. AND WE ARE INDEED FACING A BIT OF A CRISIS IN OUR CITY TODAY.))
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((CMDR. RALPH REXRODE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE FEEL THAT BY A QUICK RESPONSE, WHICH THIS UNIT CAN PROVIDE, TO TAKE CARE OF THAT TYPE SITUATION, AND MANY PARTS OF OUR CITY THEY'RE JUST STARTING NOW, THAT WE CAN HOPEFULLY AVOID SOME OF THE LARGE PROBLEMS THAT THE LARGER CITIES HAVE FACED.))
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So as quickly as the graffiti artists can deface a wall, the police can now take it all away.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nba logo


The Seattle SuperSonics needed double-overtime to take it all away from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Gary Payton scored 24 points as the Sonics stretched their club-record winning streak to 14 games.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Seattle/107/Cleveland/101//Dallas/127/New Jersey/117;
SUPER=96-Detroit/105/Toronto/=84//LA Clippers/105/New York/=88;
SUPER=96-Miami/113/Minnesota/=72//Orlando/123/Charlotte/=97;
SUPER=96-Chicago/115/Milwaukee/106//Phoenix/108/Indiana/=95;
SUPER=96-Houston/100/Portland/=93//Golden State/110/Vancouver/=78;
SUPER=96-Utah/112/Sacramento/=97;




Two-Larry


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NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Evy Robison/Wildflour Market & Bakery;



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2HEADLINES


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WRITER=MEL
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


High speed drama in the Roanoke Valley.
A late night police chase that began in Bedford County ends in Roanoke with the arrest of an attempted murder suspect.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


It's on to New York for Senator Bob Dole after sweeping eight Junior Tuesday Republican presidential primaries.
Dole now has a large delegate lead over his rivals.
The New York primary is tomorrow.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And some activity near Mexico City as a volcano comes to life.
So far there have been no evacuations, but the volcano's last eruption was less than two years ago, and forced thousands to evacuate.
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And that's what's making news ont his Wednesday, March 6th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Don't go away, the News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

Primaries


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


After sweeping Junior Tuesday, Senator Dole's next big primary test is tomorrow in New York.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The Senate majority leader's eight state victory gave him a huge delegate lead.
Dole says it's now time to look ahead to beating President Clinton in November.
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4:08:51 ((DOLE;ALL MY LIFE IN POLITICS I'VE BEEN TRYING TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND I'LL DO THE SAME AS REPUBLICAN NOMINEE AND I'LL DO THE SAME AS NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, TRYING TO BRING AMERICA TOGETHER, FORWARD INTO NEXT CENTURY FOR NEXT GENERATION. ))
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VO-NAT
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Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan vow to press on, despite coming up empty in yesterday's primaries.
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4:04;41 ((PAT BUCHANAN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; WE'LL WE'VE GOT A BREAK. SOMETHING'S GOT TO HAPPEN NO DOUBT ABOUT IT AND DOLE'S HAD A VERY GOOD NIGHT, ESPECIALLY GOOD IN TERMS OF DELEGATES, I DON'T DENY IT. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clearwater, FL/Last Night;


But Lamar Alexander and Dick Lugar have had enough.
The former Tennessee governor and the Indiana Senator will announce today that they're quitting the G-O-P presidential race.
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Israel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Palestinian police acted today in the wake of deadly suicide bombings in Israel.
They raided an Islamic university in Gaza that is a stronghold of the Muslim militant group Hamas (hah-MAHS').
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv/This Morning;


Meantime, the first shipment of U-S bomb-detection equipment promised by President Clinton arrived in Israel this morning.
Some of the eight devices will be set up within days at crossing points between Israel and the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
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Roanoke-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 96-24
GRAPHIC= none


In other news --
A high speed car chase involving an attempted murder suspect ended dramatically in Roanoke City last night.
It started at about 10 o'clock in Bedford County.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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The finale of the chase played out like an action adventure movie-- with dozens of police cars surrounding the suspect and his armed female passenger.
Authorities say 22- year- old Sean Michael Love was wanted for attempted murder in Prince George County.
Then he apparently headed west for an extended crime spree.
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SOT standup bridge 12:01:55

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: AUTHORITIES FIRST GOT ON LOVE'S TRAIL AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY ROBBED A COUPLE OF MOTELS IN LYNCHBURG AND AMHERST COUNTY. BEDFORD DEPUTIES SPOTTED LOVE'S CAR ON ROUTE 460 HEADING WEST-- THEN THE CHASE BEGAN. ))
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Love led Bedford, Roanoke, and state authorities on a high speed chase until its dramatic finish at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Hollins Road.
Love struck another vehicle-- but the driver escaped with minor injuries.
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((SGT. VERN JONES/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: HE SAW THE POLICE CARS COMING AND WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF EVERYBODY'S WAY. THE SUSPECT, DUE TO HIS ERRATIC DRIVING, TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM US-- HE CUT TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CITIZEN AND STRUCK HIM IN THE SIDE. ))
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When the ordeal was over, police took Love into custody, as well as the unidentified woman riding along with him.
In addition to the attempted murder charge in Prince George County-- Love also faces charges in Roanoke and surrounding counties.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Stress


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=tho
TAPE# 96-10
GRAPHIC=none


With the stress of everyday life--more and more people are finding that they NEED to take a break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Stress causes your body to become tense, your heart pounds faster with your circulation moving toward the trunk of the body.
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One of the many relaxation techniques that people use to help calm themselves is massage therapy.
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((JULIE LUSK/LEWIS GALE HEALTH MANAGEMENT CENTER; STRESS IS A NORMAL PART OF LIFE. IT'S WHAT MAKES LIFE JUICY. YET WHEN IT IS TOO INTENSE OR WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO BREAK OUT OF THAT STRESS RESPONSE IS WHEN IT CAN DO US HARM. ))
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With massage therapy--the heart rate slows down and the circulation is moved back out through the body.
Experts say that stress related illnesses like headaches, backaches, eyestrain, neck and stomach problems can be cured if people learn to relax.
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SOT 11:18:09-11:18:22
IN Q=Your body wants

((JENEVA SMITH/MASSAGE THERAPIST, L'IMAGE; YOUR BODY WANTS TO TENSE ITSELF UP. IT GIVES YOU SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS LETTING YOU KNOW THAT IT'S TIME TO TAKE A BREAK AND WHAT WE DO HERE IS RELAX YOUR BODY BACK DOWN. TRY TO GET YOU IN A CALMED MOOD.))
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There is a price to pay for relaxation.
Full body massages can begin around fifty dollars--while facial massages can start at forty dollars.

VOLCANO


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=2 shot


Well, here's something that's blowing its top, anyway.
A huge volcano near Mexcio City is spewing ash and smoke into the air.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mexico;


Mexican television pictures show grey clouds of ash and sulphur rising from the crater of the Popacatepetl (poh-poh-ka-'TEH-petal) volcano.
It's located just 25 miles east of the Mexican capital, but officials say there is no immediate need for evacuations.
The volcano's last eruption was in 19-94, at that time several thousand residents were forced to leave their homes.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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In sports, Mike Stevens takes a look at the latest inductee into the baseball hall of fame, plus he'll show us how Your Hometown Station "puttered" around with the Express last night.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


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NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Evy Robison/Wildflour Market & Bakery;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


Car-Chase


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit of 96-24
GRAPHIC=none


A HIGH speed car chase last night in Bedford County ended dramatically in Roanoke City with the ARREST of an attempted- murder suspect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The chase started at about 10 o'clock.
Authorities FIRST got on the trail of 22- year- old Sean Michael Love after he allegedly robbed a couple of motels in Lynchburg and Amherst County. The pursuit ended at Hollins Road and Orange Avenue.
Love hit another vehicle but the driver suffered only minor injuries.
Police arrested Love and his armed female passenger.
Love faces charges of attempted murder in Prince George County and other charges in Roanoke and the surrounding counties.
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Blaze


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Lynchburg man is safe and sound following a close encounter with a fire last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Firefighters were called to the 29- hundred block of Campbell Avenue just before nine.
Smoke and flames were coming from the front of the building when they arrived.
Crews were able to knock the fire down in about ten minutes.
Authorities at first thought the residents of the home were trapped inside.
The fire apparently started in a couch in a front room.
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The rest of the building had smoke and water damage.

L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
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WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-25
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Also in Lynchburg last night -- concerned teachers and parents PACKED a city school board budget hearing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Educators say the city could CUT its local school funding by as much as FOUR percent next year, a decrease of more than 840- thousand dollars.
Without that money, school officials say they might have to cut or eliminate items like the middle school DARE program and the pre- kindergarten program.
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((HARRY HAMMITT/PARENT: IN THE DRIVE TO SAVE INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS TEN TO TWENTY DOLLARS A YEAR IN REAL ESTATE TAXES, WE SEEM POISED TO BEGIN A DEVASTATING DISMANTLING OF WHAT TRULY MAKES US A DISTINGUISHED AND OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY.)) ((BARRY WILHELM/PARENT: SHOULD CITY COUNCIL BE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY FUNDING TO BALANCE THE SCHOOL'S BUDGET, COUNCIL SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN TO THE VOTERS OF THIS CITY WHY THE FUNDING'S NOT AVAILABLE.))
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Educators say the recently- implemented Standards of Learning are forcing them to spend more money on textbooks and related materials.
City council has said it wants to see local standardized test scores go up before more money is spent on education.
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Meantime, last night's Wythe County Board of Supervisors meeting is at the center of controversy.

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County administrator Billy Branson says due to INACTION at the meeting, he may be forced to seek legal action against the board.
Tracy Altizer has that story.
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((Billy Branson is questioning the legality of a board meeting on January 15th.
It took place in former chairman Mark Munsey's office, rather than the regular board room. It was called a work session, but members admittedly discussed the county administrator and agreed then to ask for his resignation.
Branson has asked Munsey for the minutes of that meeting.
Chairman Charles Dix says none were taken, but Munsey told Branson he would raise the issue at this board meeting.
Munsey tried to convene an executive session for that purpose, to discuss the matter behind closed doors.
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((MARK MUNSEY/WYTHE CO. SUPERVISOR: IT HAS TO DO WITH PERSONNEL AND THE LEGALITY OF DEALING WITH THAT PERSONNEL. ))
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But objections from the media raised concern over whether an executive session would be legal in this case.
The supervisors decided to be safe rather than sorry, so Munsey withdrew his motion and the board adjourned.
Branson then offered to meet with Dix and supervisor Bucky Sharitz to settle the matter peacefully, but he says Munsey put his foot down.
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((BILLY BRANSON/WYTHE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: MR. MUNSEY SAID "NO, I'VE GOT TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY BEFORE YOU CAN SEE ANYTHING I'VE GOT." THEN I JUST WITHDREW IT BECAUSE IF HE'S GONNA TALK TO AN ATTORNEY THEY'RE FORCING ME INTO HIRING AN ATTORNEY. ))
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Branson has been county administrator for 19 years. He has already accepted a retirement package, and will step down in September. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

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A flurry of documents has descended on the federal courthouse in Roanoke in anticipation of Christy Brzonkala's first public hearing in court.
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Virginia Tech wants her complaint thrown out.
While not denying that a tragic event may have taken place if Brzonkala was raped by a couple of football players, as she claims... the University points out Brzonkala waited seven months before filing a complaint.
And yet she's holding the University responsible for failing to file an incident report with Tech Police.
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A lawyer for one of the athletes calls the alleged assault "a chance encounter which Brzonkala initiated by going to their dorm room in the early morning hours of September 22, 1994."
Brzonkala's lawyer wants the judge to postpone today's hearing, but that's UNlikely.

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In sports --
The number of teams in the N-C-Double-A college basketball tournament is now up to 14.
Valparaiso (Val-pa-RY-so), New Orleans and Northern Illinois all clinched berths last night.
Meantime, more than 20-thousand fans turned out for Wayne Gretzky's home debut with the St. Louis Blues.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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