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Taiwan's military is on alert after China begins war games on the country.
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And it's the biggest day of the primaries - Super Tuesday.
More than 360 delegates are up for grabs. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Blevins


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LaDonna Blevins' failure to check on her two-and-a-half year- old son for 24 hours showed a reckless disregard for his life.
A Carroll County judge convicted Blevins of felony child neglect last night.
By the time Blevins did look in on the boy, he had been dead in his bed for hours.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( LaDonna Blevins left for work at five p-m last August 26th, and went out partying when her shift ended at midnight.
It was dawn the next morning by the time she went to bed.
Blevins says she and her live-in boyfriend Steven "Bones" Cole slept most of the day, getting up twice to care for her infant daughter.
But it was after four p-m when she checked on two year-old Joshua, who was lying dead in his bed with a fractured skull.
The medical examiner says Josh could've survived the injury if he'd gotten medical treatment within a few hours.
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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: THE EVIDENCE WAS THAT SHE HAD NOT CHECKED ON THE CHILD FOR 24 HOURS AND HAD MULTIPLE CHANCES TO DO SO BUT FAILED TO DO SO, AND THAT CONSTITUTES THE OFFENSE. ))
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((DWIGHT COMPTON/BLEVINS' LAWYER: IN THE PAST THE CHILD WOULD GET HIMSELF UP OUT OF BED AND MAKE NOISES OR COME IN AND WAKE HER, AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT SHE WAS ACCUSTOMED TO DOING. ))
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Blevins testified she twice considered checking on Josh. But she says Cole, who had babysat the children the night before, told her to let him sleep.
Cole told police he was high on drugs and shoved Josh while Blevins was at work. He said Josh hit his head and he couldn't revive him, so he just put him in bed.
But on the witness stand, he testified it happened AFTER Blevins got home, that he told her what happened and it was SHE who put Josh to bed.
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((I THINK MR. COLE WILL SAY ANYTHING HE THINKS WILL SAVE HIS HIDE. ))
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SUBlevins faces one to five years in prison when she's sentenced in April. Cole is expected to be tried for murder sometime this summer. Tracy Altizer, NEws 7 Hillsville.))

Howerton


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A 16- year- old charged with murdering a classmate is in police custody in Danville.
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Authorities say Lawrence Donal (DON-ELL) Howerton, Junior turned himself in yesterday.
He's charged with killing 16- year old Tony Spraggins.
Police say the teen was shot twice on Winslow Street, January 28th.
Witnesses say the two had been involved in a fight at school several days earlier.
Both were students at George Washington High School.
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satellite


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A Chinese satellite launched in 19-93 is back on earth this morning.
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The Air Force says the two-ton capsule re-entered the Earth's atmosphere at about 11 last night, impacting somewhere in the southern Atlantic Ocean.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

MANEUVERS


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Meantime, China is also making news this morning with it's military exercises.
Today it began live-fire war games near Taiwan.
It's all part of a war of nerves aimed at keeping Taiwan from thinking too hard about declaring independence.
Taiwan's military is now on heigtened alert.
And the U-S has sent two aircraft carriers into the waters off Taiwan.
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Terrorism-Summit


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Some thirty countries will take part in tomorrow's anti-terrorism summit in Egypt, but Syria and Lebanon will not attend.
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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is hosting the summit, along with President Clinton.
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Mr. Clinton leaves for the summit later today.
He was in New York City last night were he received the Irish American of the Year Award for his efforts to achieve peace in Northern Ireland.
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campaign-96


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It is Super Tuesday and G-O-P frontrunner Bob Dole predicts he'll sweep all seven state primaries.
More than 360 delegates are up for grabs.
Republicans are already debating Dole's potential running mates, especially retired General Colin Powell.
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Dole says it's premature to talk about the second spot on the ticket right now.
Instead he's focusing on today's primaries.
In Texas alone, he leads nearest competitor Pat Buchanan by nearly 40 points.
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((S/ SEN. BOB DOLE/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE "I BELIEVE MY ROLE NOW IS TO BRING THE PARTY TOGETHER AND FOCUS ON THE REAL POLITICAL TARGET, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND SEND HIM BACK TO LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS." ))
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But Pat Buchanan says he's not joining forces, but rather preparing to do battle at the Republican convention in San Diego.
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Meantime, Candidate Steve Forbes is under pressure to quit the race.
He's getting suggestions from Newt Gingrich and others to drop out.
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1-Sports


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Time now for sports and the latest in high school basketball.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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XGR


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The longest General Assembly session in history has ended.
Two days late and NOT a dollar short, lawmakers passed a 35- billion dollar two year budget and went home.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=@Putney; :13
SUPER=@Allen; :24
SUPER=@Cranwell; :38
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :54
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(( It was the education session.
It was the time to crack down on juvenile crime.
But most of all, it was the year the Governor put down the gloves to work with the legislature, and Republicans finally had a seat at the table.
sot 13:48:16 BUDGET INTERVIEWS ONE

((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY: HAVING BEEN HERE 35 YEARS COUNTING THIS YEAR YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT A TREMENDOUS DEPARTURE IT IS FOR ME TO EXPERIENCE.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK WHETHER IT'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRUE EDUCATION REFORM, OR PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE, IT'S BEEN AN OUTSTANDING YEAR, A VERY PRODUCTIVE SESSION. THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF GOOD BI-PARTISAN COOPERATION WITH IT. A GOOD CONSENSUS ON MANY ISSUES.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: I AM PLEASED THAT THERE WAS A SMILE ON THE FACE THIS YEAR RATHER THAN A FIST IN THE FACE THIS YEAR.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IN EDUCATION, THE DEMOCRATS AND MYSELF AND THE REPUBLICANS AGREED THERE NEEDED TO BE MORE OF AN INVESTMENT.))
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW/SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER: YOU ASK HIGHER EDUCATION WHICH PARTY LOOKS OUT FOR THEM AND THEY'LL TELL YOU IT'S BEEN OUR PARTY.))
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Well they mostly shared the credit.
The Democrats put the emphasis on preventing teen crime in the Governor's juvenile justice package.
The Governor put the accountability of testing behind the new dollars for education.
sot 18:29:28

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IT IS WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MOVE THE WHOLE COMMONWEALTH. WHEN WE GO OFF IN SOME SPLINTER DIRECTION WITH A FRINGE IDEA WE'RE UNSUCCESSFUL HERE.))
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((HOUSE SPEAKER TOM MOSS: AS MANY AS FAVOR THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE HOUSE ADJOURNS SINE DIE.))
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That means they'll be back for one day in April to see what the Governor's done to their bills -- and if the warm fuzzies still prevail.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Cranwell


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The state's largest health insurer paid Dick Cranwell's law firm 385-thousand-dollars last year.
The "Richmond Times-Dispatch" based today's report
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on Trigon's filings at the State Corporation Commission earlier this month.
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Trigon retained the law firm of the House Majority Leader for help in its bid to become a for-profit company.
Cranwell stepped down from representing Trigon in January after the newspaper reported the health insurer paid his firm 179-thousand-dollars in 1994.
Public interest groups and some Republicans said it was a conflict of interest for the Roanoke County Democrat to represent the insurer.
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Mitchell


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Carroll County's administrator has been asked to step down.
The board of supervisors fired administrator Billy Mitchell following a special meeting Friday night.
The move came three days after the board asked state police to investigate possible missing funds.
The board first placed Mitchell on administrative leave WITH pay on March second, after auditors informed the board of discrepancies they uncovered during the regular county audit.

Sleepy-Teens


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If you're having regular trouble getting your high school student out of bed in the morning, this news may come as no surprise.
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Research confirms many teens aren't getting enough sleep at the TIME they need it most.
Some parents are questioning why they're sending their teens off to school at a time that may just be the equivalent to the middle of the night for a teen.
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(( DR. MARK MAHOWALD/MINNESOTA SLEEP DISORDER CENTER: ALMOST ALL NORMAL ADULTS

AND STUDENTS ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED. AND THE WAY TO TELL IF YOU ARE SLEEP DEPRIVED IS TO ASK YOURSELF DO I NEED AN ALARM TO GET UP IN THE MORNING. ))
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Researchers at Brown University found 85-percent of high school students who start school between 7:10 and 7:30 don't get enough sleep.
And biology may be working against them getting to bed any earlier--
Their sleep/wake cycle changes during puberty so they're more alert later at night, and sleepier in the mornings.
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((SANDY PAPPAS/MINNESOTA STATE SENATOR: WE HAVE BASICALLY A FARM SCHEDULE FOR

SCHOOLS, FROM THE 19TH CENTURY, WE HAVEN'T EVEN MOVED INTO THE 20TH CENTURY. YET ALONE THE 21 ST CENTURY.))
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Some say moving into the 21st century may be as easy as adjusting high school start times forward by an hour or two.

2-scores


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Detroit moved forward in N-B-A action last night.
Grant Hill poured in 31 points and grabbed ten rebounds in the Piston's win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Detroit, Atlanta and Cleveland share the fifth best mark in the N-B-A's Eastern Conference.
Let's take a quick look at the scoreboards.
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(Live Interview)



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SUPER=13-Rick Anderson/The Rail Yard;



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(Toss to Melanie & Beth)


2headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Voters in seven states head to the polls today for Super Tuesday.
More than 360 delegates are at stake.
A sweep for front-runner Bob Dole would get him about two-thirds of the way to clinching the nomination.
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VO-NAT


Taiwan's military is on heightened alert today as China begins live-fire war games.
Meantime, the United States is assembling one of the largest U-S fleets in the region since the Vietnam war.
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And a Carroll County mother is convicted of child neglect in the death of her two- year- old son.
The boy had been dead of a fractured skull for several hours before she checked on him.
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And thats what's making news on this Tuesday, March 12th.
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SUPER-TUESDAY


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Today is ``Super Tuesday'' one of the last big tests for the Republican presidential hopefuls.
Three-hundred-sixty-two delegates are up for grabs in the seven state primaries.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Yesterday;


The Republican candidates spent yesterday criss crossing the south looking for votes.
Polls show Senator Bob Dole sweeping all seven primaries.
In Texas alone, he leads nearest competitor Pat Buchanan by nearly 40 points.
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((S/ SEN. BOB DOLE/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE "I BELIEVE MY ROLE NOW IS TO BRING THE PARTY TOGETHER AND FOCUS ON THE REAL POLITICAL TARGET, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON AND SEND HIM BACK TO LITTLE ROCK ARKANSAS." ))
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But Pat Buchanan says he's not joining forces, but rather preparing to do battle at the Republican convention in San Diego.
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(( S/PAT BUCHANAN/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE "WE ARE BEHIND IN THE FIGHT FOR DELEGATES NO ABOUT IT. BUT WERE NOT BEHIND IN THE FIGHT FOR THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY." ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dania, FL;


Meantime, Candidate Steve Forbes is under pressure to quit the race.
He's getting suggestions from Newt Gingrich and others to drop out.
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clinton


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A busy day for President Clinton.
This morning he'll sign legislation that will place tough sanctions on Cuba.
Congress passed the bill following Cuba's downing of two planes owned by a Cuban- American exile group.
The President then heads to Egypt for an anti-terrorism summit.
It's hoped the gathering of world leaders can help restore the Mideast peace process, shattered by four recent suicide bombings in Israel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Night;


Meantime President Clinton was recognized for his peace efforts in Northern Ireland.
Last night in New York he received the Irish American of the Year Award.
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MILITARY-EXERCISES


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Taiwan is on heightened alert today as it awaits the beginning of China's live-fire war exercises.
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile a second U-S aircraft carrier near Taiwan is aimed at making sure there's no miscalculation on China's part.
China's joint land and sea maneuvers involves live ammunition.
Last week, the Chinese staged missile tests near two of Taiwan's most important ports.
China is trying to head off a move of independence by the island.
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chinese-satellite


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A Chinese satellite that took off in 19-93 has fallen back to earth.
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The Air Force says the two-ton capsule most likely splashed into the Atlantic late last night, that is if it survived re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
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Since the space command only tracks objects in space, officials say there's no way to know exactly where the satellite came down, unless someone finds a piece of it.

3-Sports


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Virginia Tech hopes to take a piece out of Wisconsin Green Bay in the first round of the N-C-Double-A.
Steve Mason has the details in sports.
Good morning Steve.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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SUPER=13-Jim Molinary/The Rail Yard;



SUPER=13-Ron Salmons/Repairman;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


LaDonna-Blevins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
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A Carroll County mother is convicted of felony child neglect.
Last night, a judge ruled LaDonna Blevins' failure to check on her two-and-a-half year- old son for 24 hours showed reckless disregard.
By the time Blevins did look in on the boy, he had been dead for hours.
Tracy Altizer has the story.
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SUPER=03-Hillsville/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; :30
SUPER=01-Dwight Compton/Blevins' Lawyer; :39
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:19
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OUT Q=News 7 Hillsville


(( LaDonna Blevins left for work at five p-m last August 26th, and went out partying when her shift ended at midnight.
It was dawn the next morning by the time she went to bed.
Blevins says she and her live-in boyfriend Steven "Bones" Cole slept most of the day, getting up twice to care for her infant daughter.
But it was after four p-m when she checked on two year-old Joshua, who was lying dead in his bed with a fractured skull.
The medical examiner says Josh could've survived the injury if he'd gotten medical treatment within a few hours.
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SOT 20:27:23

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: THE EVIDENCE WAS THAT SHE HAD NOT CHECKED ON THE CHILD FOR 24 HOURS AND HAD MULTIPLE CHANCES TO DO SO BUT FAILED TO DO SO, AND THAT CONSTITUTES THE OFFENSE. ))
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SOT 20:31:38

((DWIGHT COMPTON/BLEVINS' LAWYER: IN THE PAST THE CHILD WOULD GET HIMSELF UP OUT OF BED AND MAKE NOISES OR COME IN AND WAKE HER, AND THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT SHE WAS ACCUSTOMED TO DOING. ))
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Blevins testified she twice considered checking on Josh. But she says Cole, who had babysat the children the night before, told her to let him sleep.
Cole told police he was high on drugs and shoved Josh while Blevins was at work. He said Josh hit his head and he couldn't revive him, so he just put him in bed.
But on the witness stand, he testified it happened AFTER Blevins got home, that he told her what happened and it was SHE who put Josh to bed.
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SOT 20:31:53

((I THINK MR. COLE WILL SAY ANYTHING HE THINKS WILL SAVE HIS HIDE. ))
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SUBlevins faces one to five years in prison when she's sentenced in April. Cole is expected to be tried for murder sometime this summer. Tracy Altizer, NEws 7 Hillsville.

Lawrence-Howerton


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A Danville teen accused of killing a classmate is in police custody this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/January 28;


Sixteen-year-old Lawrence Donal (DON-ELL) Howerton, Junior turned himself in yesterday.
He's charged with killing 16- year old Tony Spraggins.
Police say the teen was shot twice on Winslow Street, January 28th.
Witnesses say the two had been involved in a fight at school several days earlier.
Both were students at George Washington High School.
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General-Assembly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-15
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Virginia lawmakers are heading home.
Last night, the General Assembly wrapped up the longest session in history after passing a 35- billion dollar two year budget.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=@Putney; :13
SUPER=@Allen; :24
SUPER=@Cranwell; :38
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; :54
SUPER=@Beyer; 1:10
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:24
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( It was the education session.
It was the time to crack down on juvenile crime.
But most of all, it was the year the Governor put down the gloves to work with the legislature, and Republicans finally had a seat at the table.
sot 13:48:16 BUDGET INTERVIEWS ONE

((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY: HAVING BEEN HERE 35 YEARS COUNTING THIS YEAR YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT A TREMENDOUS DEPARTURE IT IS FOR ME TO EXPERIENCE.))
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SOT 18:06:59

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK WHETHER IT'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRUE EDUCATION REFORM, OR PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE, IT'S BEEN AN OUTSTANDING YEAR, A VERY PRODUCTIVE SESSION. THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF GOOD BI-PARTISAN COOPERATION WITH IT. A GOOD CONSENSUS ON MANY ISSUES.))
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sot 18:23:22

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: I AM PLEASED THAT THERE WAS A SMILE ON THE FACE THIS YEAR RATHER THAN A FIST IN THE FACE THIS YEAR.))
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SOT 18:08:19

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IN EDUCATION, THE DEMOCRATS AND MYSELF AND THE REPUBLICANS AGREED THERE NEEDED TO BE MORE OF AN INVESTMENT.))
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sot 18:20:56

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER: YOU ASK HIGHER EDUCATION WHICH PARTY LOOKS OUT FOR THEM AND THEY'LL TELL YOU IT'S BEEN OUR PARTY.))
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Well they mostly shared the credit.
The Democrats put the emphasis on preventing teen crime in the Governor's juvenile justice package.
The Governor put the accountability of testing behind the new dollars for education.
sot 18:29:28

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IT IS WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MOVE THE WHOLE COMMONWEALTH. WHEN WE GO OFF IN SOME SPLINTER DIRECTION WITH A FRINGE IDEA WE'RE UNSUCCESSFUL HERE.))
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((HOUSE SPEAKER TOM MOSS: AS MANY AS FAVOR THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE HOUSE ADJOURNS SINE DIE.))
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That means they'll be back for one day in April to see what the Governor's done to their bills -- and if the warm fuzzies still prevail.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Billy-Mitchell


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
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Carroll County is looking for a new county administrator.
The board of supervisors fired administrator Billy Mitchell following a special meeting Friday night.
The move came three days after the board asked state police to investigate possible missing funds.
The board first placed Mitchell on administrative leave WITH pay on March second, after auditors informed the board of discrepancies they uncovered during the regular county audit.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=nba logo


Time now for sports and the latest from the N-B-A --
Mitch Richmond scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter of Sacramento's second straight win over Vancouver.
Let's take a quick look at the scoreboards.
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