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7Crump

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TAPE#96-9
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A Roanoke family reacts with sorrow and anger following a verdict in a murder trial.
Keith Humphry has more on the verdict against Michael Crump.
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IN Q=The judge had
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=02-Judge Pat Doherty/Roanoke Circuit Court; :05
SUPER=@FILE; :55 (Quick!)
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor; 1:02
SUPER=01-James Cargill/Crump's Attorney; 1:16
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OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.


(( The judge had heard more than five hours of arguments and evidence, before siding with the prosecutor.
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SOT 16:17:40
IN Q=I find beyond a

((I FIND BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THERE'S BEEN A WILFUL, DELIBERATE, PRE-MEDICATED KILLING HERE WITH MALICIOUS INTENT TO KILL. AND ACCORDINGLY I FIND YOU GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. SCREAMING ))
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OUT Q=(screaming)
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The guilty verdict shocked the Crump family and friends.
Several people had to be forcibly removed from the courtroom.
One was charged with assaulting a sheriff's deputy.
Outside, one of Crump's friends was ready to take on news photographers... taking out his frustration on the courthouse instead.
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Crump had denied any involvement in the crimes, insisting he didn't even know the victim, Eric Jones.
But a witness to the murder claimed she picked out Crump the next day just two blocks from the house where the shooting occurred on Signal Hill Avenue.
Tina Trout said Crump was still wearing the clothes the gunman had worn the night before.
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IN Q=Tina Trout is a very

((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: TINA TROUT IS A VERY CREDIBLE EYEWITNESS, THE JUDGE CLEARLY BELIEVED HER TESTIMONY. ))
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OUT Q=her testimony.


The defense attorney is so convinced she shouldn't be believed that he promises to appeal Judge Doherty's verdict.
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IN Q=I was shocked

((I WAS SHOCKED. I WAS DISMAYED. I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER WORDS TO USE. THE COMMONWEALTH, IN MY OPINION, FAILED TO PROVE EVEN BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT HE WAS THE SHOOTER. ))
OUT Q=was the shooter.


Crump faces life in prison if the verdict is not overturned.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

7City-Hall


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TAPE#96-20
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The historic Covington City Hall will not be torn down.
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SUPER=03-Covington/Last Night;


The decision was made last night at a public hearing.
The controversy began when some council members and residents said that the
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current 90-year-old building was NOT serving the public.
They considered tearing it down and constructing a new one.
However, after much public outcry the council instead voted to renovate the landmark.
Some are pleased with the new decision but not the price tag.
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IN Q=They can comply with

((THEY CAN COMPLY WITH THE A-D-A FOR 200 THOUSDAND. THEY CAN COMPLY WITH THE A-D-A FOR 300 THOUSAND AND PUT A LIFE SAFETY STAIR TOWER. I DON'T THINK IT'S NECESSARY TO SPEND A MILLION. BUT IF YOU WANT TO SPEND A MILLION AND YOU HAVE IT. GO FOR IT.))
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Council members say they also want to construct a new building for the police department.
Officials say they will start taking bids on the renovation within the next ninety days.
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7Hill-City


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TAPEedit of l'burg council #96-21
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Meantime in Lynchburg, city council has rejected a controversial subdivision project.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Opponents of the Gaddy Road project packed city council chambers last night.
The plans had called for a total of 38 new housing units, 22 of those for multiple family homes.
However the land is zoned only for SINGLE- family structures.
Residents claim the new subdivision would ruin the quality of their neighborhood.
Council voted 5 to 1 to reject the new development.
They also diverted 48- thousand dollars in block grant money to help with the cleanup of the city's riverfront.
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7Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be very sunny and warm with temperatures reaching the lower 60s.
Clouds will move in tonight and temperatures will drop into the 30s.
Expect it to be warm and sunny again tomorrow.
Highs will be in the upper 60s.

55Halifax-Dogs


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TAPE#96-19
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A case of animal cruelty captured on video tape in Halifax County.
The disturbing pictures may help put two New York men behind bars.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dep. Lloyd Cobb/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :13
SUPER=@Oakes; :51
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:09
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

(( Deputy Lloyd Cobb was patrolling the parking lot of a local country store when he noticed what appeared to be a suspicious looking vehicle.
This badly beaten pit bull was one of three dogs discovered caged in the back.
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((DEP. LLOYD COBB/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ONE OF THE DOGS STARTED TO GET UP, STARTED MOANING AND GROANING AND YOU COULD SEE QUITE A FEW INJURIES ON THAT DOG, AND THEN I NOTICED ALL THREE DOGS IN THE BACK WERE PIT BULLS AND IT WAS PRETTY OBVIOUS WHAT WAS GOING ON THEN. ))
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Allan Samuels and Anthony Martinez were immediately arrested for animal cruelty-- NOT for fighting the animals rather based on the condition of the one dog.
Once the truck was inventoried, authorities discovered what could be considered evidence of professional dog fighting.
Among the most disturbing items--- two videotapes where one can hear

participants wagering thousands of dollars. take nat sound
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IN Q=We'll

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL DO REAL WELL TO GET THEM 30 DAYS IN JAIL ON CONVICTION. I THINK SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO GET THIS, IF IT'S AN UN-CLASSED FELONY, AT LEAST MAKE IT A FELONY CLASS, SO THAT WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. ))
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take su
To help get his message across, Oakes plans to make copies of the videotapes for local lawmakers.
Officials haven't decided what will become of the injured dogs. end su
Authorities also found a date book containing names and addresses spanning up and down the East Coast.
They say "dog fighting" is becoming so common-- there is no centralized location for the so called "sport". Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

55Lake-Gaston


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Construction on the Lake Gaston pipeline quietly resumed this week, more than five years after the project was halted.
The first concrete tube of the 150 million-dollar project was lowered into the ground on Monday.
The pipeline
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from the Virginia-North Carolina border lake would deliver 60 million gallons of water daily to Virginia Beach.
Opponents had feared the pipeline's effect on the Roanoke River Basin.
The construction will take two years, if it is not interrupted again with litigation.
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55Diversified


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TAPE#96-12
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A Pulaski plant will shut down its operation in less than two months leaving more than 130 out of work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski;


Diversified Apparel Resources is among the assets South Carolina- based Her Majesty Industries bought from Sparkle Sportswear.
Her Majesty notified employees of the shutdown Monday.
The good news is two other Pulaski County apparel- makers are HIRING.
Sock-maker Renfro is building an addition and plans to hire up to 400 people.
SUPER=03-Dublin;


And Dublin Garment, which has more than doubled its work force in the last two years, is looking for sewing machine operators.
It already employs more than 50 former Diversified workers.
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((KEN LANGSTON/DUBLIN GARMENT: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD NOW TO NEW PEOPLE COMING IN, WE HAVE BEEN HIRING ALL ALONG. )) ((AND HOPEFULLY ABOUT ANOTHER 30 OR 40 OPERATORS AND WE'LL BALANCE OFF AND BE WHERE WE NEED TO BE.))
SUPER=01-Ken Langston/Dublin Garment;
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Diversified's Council plant in Buchanan County will remain open.

55Weather


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Taking a look now at the forecast -
We have another nice day is store for us.
It's going to be very sunny and warm with temperatures reaching the lower 60s.
Clouds will move in tonight and temperatures will drop into the 30s.
Expect it to be warm and sunny again tomorrow.
Highs will be in the upper 60s.

8Michael-Crump


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TAPE#96-9 (vo/b from six pm called crump)
GRAPHIC=Michael Crump


As Michael Crump was convicted of first degree murder... some members of his family was forced from the courtroom.
It was a dramatic end to the murder trial in Roanoke yesterday, as Crump's family screamed as the verdict was read.
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IN Q=I find beyond a

((I FIND BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THERE'S BEEN A WILFUL, DELIBERATE, PRE-MEDICATED KILLING HERE WITH MALICIOUS INTENT TO KILL. AND ACCORDINGLY I FIND YOU GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. SCREAMING ))
SUPER=02-Judge Pat Doherty/Roanoke Circuit Court;
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OUT Q=(screaming)
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Members of the Crump family were so surprised by the guilty verdict they could not contain themselves-- and wound up having to BE contained by sheriff's deputies.
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((AND I FIND YOU GUILTY OF THE UNLAWFUL AND FELONIOUS USE OF A FIREARM IN THE COMMISSION OF MURDER.))
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OUT Q=commission of murder.
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The defendant was restrained as well even before the judge ordered the bailiff to "take charge of the prisoner.
Crump denied any involvement in the crime and insisted he didn't even know the victim, Eric Jones.
But an eyewitness testified she spotted him the next day just two blocks from the house where the shooting occurred on Signal Hill Avenue.
Tina Trout said he was still wearing the same clothes as the gunman had worn the night before.
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8Metcalf


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Robert Metcalf has been appointed as the state's Secretary of Health and Human Resources on a permanent basis. Governor Allen made the announcement yesterday.
Metcalf was named ACTING secretary after Kay Coles James resigned last December.
Metcalf formerly headed the state office that oversees Medicaid.
Before joining the Allen administration in 1994, Metcalf was a partner in a Richmond law firm.

8L'burg-Council


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TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg seal


Lynchburg residents win their fight against a controversial subdivision proposal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Opponents of the Gaddy Road project packed city council chambers.
Developer Chad Klacynski's (kluh-ZIN-skee's) plans had called for a total of 38 new housing units, 22 of those for multiple family homes.
However the land is zoned only for SINGLE- family structures.
Residents claim the new subdivision would ruin the quality of their neighborhood.
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IN Q=I would like

((MARYANNE KERR/OPPONENT: I WOULD LIKE TO ASK COUNCIL TO REMEMBER ALL THE MEETINGS, PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS FROM THE NEIGHBORS. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK COUNCIL TO REMEMBER THAT OVER 90 PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNED A PETITION OPPOSING THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.)) ((BILL BERKLEY/PROJECT ENGINEER: I KNOW OF MANY DEVELOPERS WHO ARE WATCHING THIS PROJECT CLOSELY, WHO ARE TRYING TO SEE IF THE CITY IS SERIOUS ABOUT OPENING THE DOORS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.))
SUPER=01-Mary Anne Kerr/Opponent; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Berkley/Project Engineer; :15
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OUT Q=housing development.
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Council voted 5 to 1 to reject the new development.
They also diverted 48- thousand dollars in block grant money to help with the cleanup of the city's riverfront.
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8Covington-Meeting


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TAPEedit of city hall #96-20
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Covington's City Hall building will remain a center for the city's government.
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City Council last night voted to keep the old city hall.
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The controversy began when some council members and residents said that the current 90-year-old building was not serving the public.
They considered tearing it down and constructing a new one.
However, after much public outcry council instead voted to renovate the land mark.
Council members say they also want to construct a new building for the police department.
Officials say they will start taking bids on the renovation within the next ninety days.
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8Weather


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Taking a look now at the forecast -
Today is going to be very sunny and warm with temperatures reaching the lower 60s.
Clouds will move in tonight and temperatures will drop into the 30s.
Looking ahed, Expect it to be warm and sunny again tomorrow. Highs will be in the upper 60s.