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NEWSCAST=Morning
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President Clinton is attending an anti-terrorism summit in Egypt this morning.
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And the senator from Kansas is one step closer in the race for president.
Bob Dole captured more than 360 delegates in last night's primaries. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Summit


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President Clinton is at the anti-terrorism summit in Egypt this morning.
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VO-NAT
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The one-day meeting brings together leaders from the Middle East, Russia and Europe.
The talks are aimed at restoring the Mideast peace process, shattered by four recent suicide bombings in Israel.
Today President Clinton told those responsible for the violence, peace will prevail.
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((YOU WILL NOT SUCCEED, YOU HAVE PLOWED THE FIELDS OF HATRED, WE ARE COMING TO BUILD UNITY AND STRENGTH TO DEFEAT YOU AND TO KEEP THE PROMISE AND HOPE OF PEACE ALIVE. ))
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The militant muslim group Hamas has claimed responsiblity for the attacks.
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Super-Tuesday


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
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It was a super Tuesday for Bob Dole as he swept seven primaries and added more than 360-delegates to his count.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The Senate majority leader now has at least 737 of the 996 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.
Dole says the race is now between himself and Bill Clinton.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE:THE ONLY TUESDAY MORE SUPER WILL BE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 ))
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VO-NAT
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One of Dole's longstanding rivals admits the end could be near.
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((STEVE FORBES/WE MUST MAKE A BREAKTHOUGH IN THE MIDWEST, CAMPAIGN WILL HAVE TO COME TO A CONCLUSION. ))
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VO-NAT


Steve Forbes promises to support Dole if he wins the nomination.
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But Pat Buchanan says he'll keep going and kept up the pace by campaigning in Ohio yesteray, ahead of next Tuesday's primary there.
Buchanan says he has no obligation to support retired General Colin Powell, if Dole wins the nomination and selects Powell as his running mate.
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Crump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-9
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A Roanoke courtroom erupted in cries of anguish and anger yesterday as Michael Crump was convicted of murder.
Keith Humphry has the verdict.
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(( The judge had heard more than five hours of arguments and evidence, before siding with the prosecutor.
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((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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VO-NAT


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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((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: TINA TROUT IS A VERY CREDIBLE EYEWITNESS, THE JUDGE CLEARLY BELIEVED HER TESTIMONY. ))
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The defense attorney is so convinced she shouldn't be believed that he promises to appeal Judge Doherty's verdict.
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((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. ))
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Crump faces life in prison if the verdict is not overturned.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

City-Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-20
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The City Council of Covington has spoken... city hall, as they know it, STAYS.
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VO-NAT
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The decision was made last night at a public hearing.
The controversy began when some council members and residents said that the
SUPER=@File;

current 90-year-old building does NOT serve the public well.
They considered tearing it down and constructing a new one.
However, after much public outcry the council voted to renovate the landmark instead.
Some are pleased with the new decision but not the price tag.
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((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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VO-NAT


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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Hill-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPEedit of l'burg council #96-21
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg seal


Also last night --
A controversial subdivision proposal was shot down by Lynchburg city council.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Opponents of the Gaddy Road project packed city council chambers.
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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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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Virginia Tech hopes to clean up in Dallas.
The Hokies are in Texas, getting ready for their N-C-Double-A bid.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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GM-TALKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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Late night talks have failed to end the strike at two G-M brake plants in Ohio.
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VO-NAT
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The nine-day-old walkout has forced the company to shut down more than half its assembly plants, idling 90-thousand workers.
A United Auto Workers official says the talks will resume later this morning.
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Diversified


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-12
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Diversified Apparel Resources of Pulaski will shut down in May, putting 135 people out of a job.
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VO-NAT
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Diversified 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.
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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.))
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Diversified's Council plant in Buchanan County will remain open.

Frito-Lay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-13
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The state may chip in on an effort to bring the world's largest snack food maker to Lynchburg.
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Sources say Frito Lay may build a large plant in the Hill City.
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Frito Lay boasts a product line including Fritos, Doritos, and Rold Gold Pretzels.
No one with Frito Lay or the city would comment on a possible deal.
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But Lynchburg's economic development director DID discuss how the city will get two-million-dollars of state funds to attract a major employer.
Lee Cobb says Lynchburg is working with several clients on the Pugh Property, its new 300-acre industrial park.
He says it's very gratifying that the state is helping Lynchburg compete.

2-scores


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Charles Barkley helped Phoenix compete against New Jersey by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds last night.
The Suns scorched the Nets 98-to-88.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Atlanta/115/Utah/=89//Philadelphia/118/Toronto/110;
SUPER=96-Miami/125/Dallas/118//San Antonio/106/Golden State/=98;
SUPER=96-Portland/105/LA Lakers/=99;



Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Even the consignment business is a seasonal thing.
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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President Clinton is meeting with world leaders in Egypt in a summit that he says aims to ``combat those who seek to kill peace with violence.''
The one day conference includes world leaders form 29 countries.
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VO-NAT


Bob Dole is just a week away from clinching the Republican presidential nomination.
A sweep of yesterday's Super Tuesday primaries gives Dole about three-quarters of the 996 delegates he needs.
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VO-NAT


And in California, videotaped evidence against a group of violent teens.
The Los Angeles youths taped themselves as they went on a bashing spree.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, March 13th.
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Don't go away.
The details on those stories coming up, plus the latest weather information ahead on News 7 Mornin'.

TERRORISM-SUMMIT


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NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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A summit aimed at finding ways to combat terrorism is under way in Egypt this morning.
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VO-NAT
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President Clinton and nearly 30 world leaders are gathered for the one day conference.
The talks come after four suicide bombings in Israel that killed 62 people, threatening the fragile peace agreement.
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5:19:09 ((PRESIDENT CLINTON: TO THE FORCEDS OF HATRED AND VIOLENCE I SAY YOU KILL YOURSELF IN THE AIM OF KILLING PEACE, YET TODAY AS YOU SEE PEACE SURVIVES AND WILL GROW STRONGER. ))
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The militant muslim group Hamas has taken the blame for the attacks.
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Campaign-96


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Dole


Bob Dole has further cemented his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
He swept all seven Super Tuesday primaries and added more than 360-delegates to his count.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The Senate majority leader now has at least 737 of the 996 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.
Dole says the race is now between himself and Bill Clinton.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE:THE ONLY TUESDAY MORE SUPER WILL BE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 ))
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One of Dole's longstanding rivals admits the end could be near.
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((STEVE FORBES/WE MUST MAKE A BREAKTHOUGH IN THE MIDWEST, CAMPAIGN WILL HAVE TO COME TO A CONCLUSION. ))
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VO-NAT


Steve Forbes promises to support Dole if he wins the nomination.
SUPER=03-Boardman, OH/Last Night;


But Pat Buchanan says he'll keep going and kept up the pace by campaigning in Ohio yesteray, ahead of next Tuesday's primary there.
Buchanan says he has no obligation to support retired General Colin Powell, if Dole wins the nomination and selects Powell as his running mate.
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BASHERS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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A violent crime spree is captured on videotape in Los Angeles.
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Four teenagers randomly attacked a group of people at a bus stop by hitting them with baseball bats or pelting them with paint gun pellets.
The teens videotaped themselves during their bashing spree.
The tape was confiscated by police when they caught up with the youths in the San Fernando Valley.
Three of teens, who are all 18, could face up to 17 years in prison if convicted on charges of assault and vandalism.
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Halifax-Dogs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-19
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Two videotapes seized by Halifax County authorities provide valuable insight into a sport that takes a toll on "man's best friend".
The tapes were discovered late last month when authorities arrested two New York men for animal cruelty.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Dep. Lloyd Cobb/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :13
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(( 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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((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.))

IDITAROD


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NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
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"Man's best friend" helped a former park ranger from Northern California win his second Iditarod Race.
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Jeff King finished the thousand mile race in the second fastest time ever.
It took him nine days, five hours and 43 minutes.
He takes home a check for 50-thousand dollars and a 30-thousand dollar pick up truck.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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From the frozen tundra to the ice at the Roanoke Civic Center --
The Express rocked the Roundhouse last night with their win over the Chiefs.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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There's been a shooting at an elementary school in Scotland.
Police in the town of Dunblane confirm there are some fatalities, but are giving no details.
The Scottish ambulance service says 12 children are believed to have been killed and as many as nine others injured in the shooting.
One reporter at the scene says she's heard that the gunman also shot himself. That has not been confirmed.

Michael-Crump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-9 (vo/b from six pm called crump)
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A dramatic end to a murder trial in Roanoke yesterday...as Michael Crump was convicted of first- degree murder.
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((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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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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VO-NAT


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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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg seal


In Lynchburg, a controversial subdivision proposal is history.
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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) 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.))
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SUPER=01-Bill Berkley/Project Engineer; :15
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VO-NAT


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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Covington-Meeting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPEedit of city hall #96-20
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In Covington, some folks tried to fight city hall -- and lost.
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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 does NOT serve 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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Old-Movie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-14
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Up the road from Covington, there is a bit of movie-making history.
Ron Jones caught up with some folks as they reminisced about the day Hollywood came to Highland County.
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SUPER=04-Video Yesteryear; :10
SUPER=03-Highland Co.; :27
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SUPER=01-Marie Rexrode/Hightown Resident; :43
SUPER=01-Willie Simmons/Blue Grass Resident; 1:03
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OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.

(( Henry King, a Christiansburg native, was a pioneering movie director in Hollywood during the 1920's.
One of his coveted treasures was "Tol'able David"... a silent film shot in Highland County.
It's the story of David Kinemon, played by Richard Barthelmess, who took on three bad guys after they terrorized his family.
Some of it was shot on the Rexrode family farm.
However, there have been a few changes since the film... a lot of the buildings are gone. STAND UP
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((IN THE MOVIE THIS WAS CONSIDERED HOME FOR DAVID KENEMON AND HIS FAMILY. BUT NOW IT'S ONLY HOME FOR HAY.))
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Marie Rexrode and her husband live on the farm now.
She was three when the movie was shot but remembers the thrill of seeing it later.
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((MARIE REXRODE/HIGHTOWN RESIDENT: OH WELL, IT WAS A THRILL FOR US BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT. WHEN YOU WENT THEY SHOWED THE PICTURE AND YOU HAD TO READ WHAT THEY WERE SAYING.))
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Willie Simmons, now ninety-two, was a teenager and an extra at the time.
She says the cast and crew weren't the Hollywood type.
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((WILLIE SIMMONS/BLUE GRASS RESIDENT: THOSE PEOPLE THAT CAME HERE, THE ACTORS AND ALL, THEY WERE NICE PEOPLE. THEY WERE VERY, VERY NICE. IT WAS NICE FOR EVERYBODY, AND THEY WERE NICE TO EVERYONE.))
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Simmons also says extras were paid well.
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((IT MEANT A LOT TO THEM BECAUSE THEY MADE SOME MONEY. THEY MADE SOME MONEY. THEY GOT A DOLLAR EVERY TIME THEY HAD A STAND IN SEE.))
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Director Henry King said Highland County was the perfect setting because of its split rail fences and natural beauty.
It's the only set he never changed.
So...next time you think of Hollywood...remember Highland County.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

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Playing without the suspended Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (mahk-MOOD' ab-DOOL' rah-OOF'), Denver turned back the Orlando Magic 110-to-93.
The Nuggets leading scorer was suspended for refusing to stand during the national anthem.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Phoenix/=98/New Jersey/=88//Denver/110/Orlando/=93;
SUPER=96-Atlanta/115/Utah/=89//Philadelphia/118/Toronto/110;
SUPER=96-Miami/125/Dallas/118//San Antonio/106/Golden State/=98;
SUPER=96-Portland/105/LA Lakers/=99;


SUPER=103-Calgary/==4/St. Louis/==2; SUPER=103-Washington/==9/Vancouver/==0//Detroit/==5/Winnipeg/==2;