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Boxer Mike Tyson, still on probation after serving time for rape, is accused of sexual battery,
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and Liberia's warring factions have reportedly agreed to a cease fire, just hours after the U-S launches a 'round the clock airlift of Americans from the country. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin is next. Don't go away.

Schoolwatch


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Liberia


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The state department this morning announced a formal U-S evacuation from Liberia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia;


Some of the hundreds of Americans in the West African nation have already left.
Others are being sheltered in a U-S housing complex in Liberia's capital, Monrovia.
The Pentagon has sent in a team of Navy Seal commandos to reinforce embassy security.
Meantime Liberia's warring factions have reportedly agreed to a cease fire.
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LGH-Shooting


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Salem Police have more digging to do before they know the motive behind a murder suicide yesterday.
One thing that separates this case from most others is that it happened inside a hospital room.
Len Besthoff has the details.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale Hospital President; :40
SUPER=01-Jeff Dudley/Salem Deputy Police Chief; :57
SUPER=@Len2; 1:07
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( It was just another routine day at a rehabilitation unit at Lewis Gale Hospital, until two shots rang out in room 402.
There a staffer found Miriam Neutze of Lexington, and her husband Frank, both 71, both with bullet wounds to the head.
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SOT 04:01:45
IN Q=A preliminary

((JEFF DUDLEY/SALEM DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INTO THIS MATTER HAS DETERMINED THAT THE MALE SUBJECT SHOT THE FEMALE SUBJECT, AND THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=on himself.


The shots from Frank Neutze's 38 caliber revolver killed his wife immediately, he died an hour later.
Neutze was visiting his wheelchair bound wife, who had been in the hospital since late January for treatment of a heart condition and other health problems that were not life threatening.
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SOT 04:08:09
IN Q=It was my

((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE HOSPITAL PRESIDENT: IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT HE WAS A REGULAR VISITOR. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES, WHAT OCCURRENCE, BUT THIS WAS A ROUTINE VISIT.))
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Police spent most of the day searching for a motive in this apparent murder suicide.
At this point they won't say it was pre-meditated, but did find a note left in the hospital room.
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SOT 04:05:41
IN Q=There was

((JEFF DUDLEY/SALEM DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: THERE WAS A NOTE LEFT ON THE WINDOWSILL OF THE ROOM, GIVING INFORMATION TO THE DAUGHTER'S PHONE NUMBER, BOTH AT WORK AND AT HOME.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=life threatening.


Police say an initial check of the couple's history has no indication of any domestic trouble.
They add that the incident was confined to the patient's room, and no hospital employees witnessed the shooting.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Neighbor-Neutzes


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Friends and neighbors of the Neutze's (NEWTS') are shocked and saddened by the incident-- which they believe could have been a mercy killing.
They say Frank Neutze (NEWTS) had fallen into a depression when his wife became sick, fearing she would not return home.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SUPER=01-Anne Babb/Neighbor; :45
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(( After moving from New Jersey, this was home to Frank and Miriam Neutze for nearly a decade.
Neighbors say Frank, a former attorney, played golf and often worked in his yard.
Miriam, who was known as "Betty" to her friends-- was active in the community.
But last year, Miriam suffered an aneurysm, had surgery, and was confined to a wheelchair.
And with her illness-- came Frank's depression.
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SOT 5:29:56

((JILL STOCKWELL/NEIGHBOR: I JUST KNOW HE WAS VERY UNHAPPY AND IT WAS SO PAINFUL FOR HIM TO SEE HER, AND I COULD SEE IT IN HIM EVERY DAY, AND IT WAS GETTING WORSE. ))
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Those who knew her say Miriam was kind and generous-- often leaving gift baskets at her neighbors' homes.
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SOT 5:32:10

((ANNE BABB/NEIGHBOR: SHE WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NOTES TO YOU-- I MEAN, WE'D HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY AND SHE'D WRITE, "WHAT A WONDERFUL PARTY, YOU WERE SO KIND, YOU WERE SO WONDERFUL-- SHE JUST WENT ON AND ON. ))
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The Neutze's have three daughters--
Neighbors describe them as a "loving family."
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SOT 5:33:22

((STOCKWELL: I JUST KNOW THAT FRANK AND BETTY WENT TOGETHER. I KNOW THEY WERE AS ONE, AND ONE COULDN'T BE WITHOUT THE OTHER. ))
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Standup here
According to neighbors, Miriam may have eventually had to enter a nursing home because of her condition.
And they believe Frank feared his wife would never have been able to come home.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Security


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-32
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An UNAVOIDABLE tragedy.
That's how Lewis- Gale officials describe yesterday's murder suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


At the police briefing, hospital president Bill Downey addressed security concerns.
Downey says Lewis Gale currently has security guards working around the clock-- plus 24 hour surveillance cameras.
But visiting hours for the rehabilitation unit are not strictly enforced... plus, Downey says, there was no way of knowing that Frank Neutze (NEWTS) posed any threat to his wife.
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SOT 15:07:50
IN Q=I think

((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE HOSPITAL: I THINK AS YOU LOOK AT THE ISSUE AT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SOCIETY AND SOME OF THE THINGS HAPPENING AROUND US, IT WAS AN UNAVOIDABLE TRAGEDY. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale Hospital President;
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OUT Q=unavoidable tragedy
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VO-NAT


Officials from other local hospitals say they'll make a case study out of this incident... possibly enabling them to avoid similar situations.
Even still, they say THIS shooting is unique.
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SOT 15:52:53
IN Q=In certain

((MIKE BALLANTYNE/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEMS: IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, EVENTS OCCUR THAT YOU JUST CAN'T PREPARE FOR. AND IN THOSE SITUATIONS YOU'RE REALLY FOCUSED ON HOW YOU CAN HELP PEOPLE DEAL WITH THE SITUATION AFTER THE FACT. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Ballantyne/Carilion Health Systems;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is already studying the feasibility of metal detectors at hospital entrances.
OSHA says the study is in response to recent threats on health care workers.

Tyson


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Chicago police confirm they are investigating a sexual battery complaint against Mike Tyson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago;


The attorney for a 25-year-old beautician says his client maintains the boxer attacked her in a Chicago nightclub over the weekend.
Club employees say it never happened.
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4;04:24 (( BRANDI PHILLIPS/WAITRESS:HE WAS IN OUR VIP ROOM FOR A WHILE BUT WHEN HE GOT READY TO COME DOWN HE CAME DOW INTO THE CROWD. A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE RUSHING HIM WANTING AUTOGRAPHS AND ALL KINDS OF STUFF, HE STAYED ABOUT AN HOUR OR TWO. ))
SUPER=01-Brandi Phillips/Waitress;
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OUT Q=AN HOUR, HOUR OR TWO.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The former world heavyweight champion is currently on probation after serving time for a rape conviction.
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1-Sports


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In sports, Mike Stevens has college hoop action.
Good morning Mike.
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Council


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TAPEedit of l'burg-council #96-23
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Lynchburg city council has voted to allow Bedford County back into the Blue Ridge Regional Jail project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


At first, council last night decided to table the decision, but members reconvened and voted unamiously to accept the county.
Bedford needs the approval of the other four participating localities before it can rejoin the project.
The panel also heard from more than a dozen different non- profit agencies, that hope to get a piece of the city's block grant money.
They included organizers of Lynchburg's midnight basketball league, which hopes to start play this summer.
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IN Q=Midnight basketball

((BLANCHE VALENTINE/ORGANIZER: MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL GETS KIDS OFF THE STREET BY OFFERING LATENIGHT BASKETBALL, MANDATORY EDUCATION, COUNSELING, MENTORING, AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.))
SUPER=01-Blanche Valentine/Organizer; :00
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OUT Q=a safe environment.
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The city has about one million dollars in grant money available...but more than two million dollars in requests.
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Rostenkowski


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Former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski is preparing for a 17-month prison term.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


That's the deal he got yesterday after pleading guilty to mail fraud charges.
The once-powerful Chicago Democrat has also agreed to pay a 100-thousand dollar fine.
Rostenkowski was charged in May 1994 with converting some 636-thousand dollars in federal funds and more than 56-thousand dollars in campaign funds to his personal use.
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Brown


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Commerce Secretary Ron Brown will be burried today at Arlington National cemetery.
President Clinton will deliver the eulogy.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


Last night, hundreds of Brown's friends and colleagues remembered him at a memorial service.
Brown and 34 others were killed last week in a plane crash in Croatia.
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2-scores


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Turning now to sports and the latest from the N-B-A --
Portland clinched its 14th straight playoff berth after beating Phoenix.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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2Headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Boxer Mike Tyson, still on probation after serving time for rape, is accused of sexual battery at a Chicago nightclub.
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VO-NAT


Liberia's warring factions have reportedly agreed to a cease fire, just hours after the U-S launches a 'round the clock airlift of Americans from the embattled capital of Monrovia.
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VO-NAT


And Salem police are looking for answers following a murder suicide at Lewis Gale Hospital.
Yesterday an elderly man fatally shot his wife, who was a patient at the hospital, and then took his own life.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, April 10th.
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Schoolwatch


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Evacuations


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The formal U-S evacuation from Liberia is underway this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Monrovia, Liberia;


A spokesman for the U-S Embassy says the city of Monrovia is now calm after a heavy night of fighting.
Liberia has reportedly agreed to a cease fire.
U-S officials say they'll continue to evacuate Americans from the West African nation because of the unrest.
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Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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Salem Police are trying to figure out what led up to yesterday's murder suicide at Lewis Gale Hospital.
Len Besthoff has the details.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale Hospital President; :40
SUPER=01-Jeff Dudley/Salem Deputy Police Chief; :57
SUPER=@Len2; 1:07
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( It was just another routine day at a rehabilitation unit at Lewis Gale Hospital, until two shots rang out in room 402.
There a staffer found Miriam Neutze of Lexington, and her husband Frank, both 71, both with bullet wounds to the head.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04:01:45
IN Q=A preliminary

((JEFF DUDLEY/SALEM DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION INTO THIS MATTER HAS DETERMINED THAT THE MALE SUBJECT SHOT THE FEMALE SUBJECT, AND THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=on himself.


The shots from Frank Neutze's 38 caliber revolver killed his wife immediately, he died an hour later.
Neutze was visiting his wheelchair bound wife, who had been in the hospital since late January for treatment of a heart condition and other health problems that were not life threatening.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04:08:09
IN Q=It was my

((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE HOSPITAL PRESIDENT: IT WAS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT HE WAS A REGULAR VISITOR. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES, WHAT OCCURRENCE, BUT THIS WAS A ROUTINE VISIT.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=routine visit.


Police spent most of the day searching for a motive in this apparent murder suicide.
At this point they won't say it was pre-meditated, but did find a note left in the hospital room.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04:05:41
IN Q=There was

((JEFF DUDLEY/SALEM DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: THERE WAS A NOTE LEFT ON THE WINDOWSILL OF THE ROOM, GIVING INFORMATION TO THE DAUGHTER'S PHONE NUMBER, BOTH AT WORK AND AT HOME.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=life threatening.


Police say an initial check of the couple's history has no indication of any domestic trouble.
They add that the incident was confined to the patient's room, and no hospital employees witnessed the shooting.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Neutzes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-27
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Those who knew the Neutze's say they believe yesterday's shooting could have been a mercy killing.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=After moving
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Jill Stockwell/Neighbor;:24
SUPER=01-Anne Babb/Neighbor; :45
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:06
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=couldn't be without the other

(( After moving from New Jersey, this was home to Frank and Miriam Neutze for nearly a decade.
Neighbors say Frank, a former attorney, played golf and often worked in his yard.
Miriam, who was known as "Betty" to her friends-- was active in the community.
But last year, Miriam suffered an aneurysm, had surgery, and was confined to a wheelchair.
And with her illness-- came Frank's depression.
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SOT 5:29:56

((JILL STOCKWELL/NEIGHBOR: I JUST KNOW HE WAS VERY UNHAPPY AND IT WAS SO PAINFUL FOR HIM TO SEE HER, AND I COULD SEE IT IN HIM EVERY DAY, AND IT WAS GETTING WORSE. ))
RUNS=:12


Those who knew her say Miriam was kind and generous-- often leaving gift baskets at her neighbors' homes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:32:10

((ANNE BABB/NEIGHBOR: SHE WROTE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NOTES TO YOU-- I MEAN, WE'D HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD PARTY AND SHE'D WRITE, "WHAT A WONDERFUL PARTY, YOU WERE SO KIND, YOU WERE SO WONDERFUL-- SHE JUST WENT ON AND ON. ))
RUNS=:08


The Neutze's have three daughters--
Neighbors describe them as a "loving family."
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SOT 5:33:22

((STOCKWELL: I JUST KNOW THAT FRANK AND BETTY WENT TOGETHER. I KNOW THEY WERE AS ONE, AND ONE COULDN'T BE WITHOUT THE OTHER. ))
RUNS=:08

Standup here
According to neighbors, Miriam may have eventually had to enter a nursing home because of her condition.
And they believe Frank feared his wife would never have been able to come home.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Security


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Shooting


An UNAVOIDABLE tragedy.
That's how Lewis- Gale officials describe yesterday's murder suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


At the police briefing, hospital president Bill Downey addressed security concerns.
Downey says Lewis Gale currently has security guards working around the clock-- plus 24 hour surveillance cameras.
But visiting hours for the rehabilitation unit are not strictly enforced... plus, Downey says, there was no way of knowing that Frank Neutze (NEWTS) posed any threat to his wife.
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SOT 15:07:50
IN Q=I think

((BILL DOWNEY/LEWIS GALE HOSPITAL: I THINK AS YOU LOOK AT THE ISSUE AT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN SOCIETY AND SOME OF THE THINGS HAPPENING AROUND US, IT WAS AN UNAVOIDABLE TRAGEDY. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale Hospital President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=unavoidable tragedy
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VO-NAT


Officials from other local hospitals say they'll make a case study out of this incident... possibly enabling them to avoid similar situations.
Even still, they say THIS shooting is unique.
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SOT 15:52:53
IN Q=In certain

((MIKE BALLANTYNE/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEMS: IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, EVENTS OCCUR THAT YOU JUST CAN'T PREPARE FOR. AND IN THOSE SITUATIONS YOU'RE REALLY FOCUSED ON HOW YOU CAN HELP PEOPLE DEAL WITH THE SITUATION AFTER THE FACT. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Ballantyne/Carilion Health Systems;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=after the fact
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is already studying the feasibility of metal detectors at hospital entrances.
OSHA says the study is in response to recent threats on health care workers.

Mike-Tyson


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NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
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Boxer Mike Tyson is being accused of sexual battery by an Indiana woman.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago;


The attorney for a 25-year-old beautician says his client maintains the boxer attacked her in a Chicago nightclub over the weekend.
SUPER=@File;


Chicago police confirm the complaint has been filed-- but Tyson has not been charged.
The nightcub manager and employees dispute the woman's allegations.
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SOT
IN Q=He was in

4;04:24 (( BRANDI PHILLIPS/WAITRESS:HE WAS IN OUR VIP ROOM FOR A WHILE BUT WHEN HE GOT READY TO COME DOWN HE CAME DOW INTO THE CROWD. A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE RUSHING HIM WANTING AUTOGRAPHS AND ALL KINDS OF STUFF, HE STAYED ABOUT AN HOUR OR TWO. ))
SUPER=01-Brandi Phillips/Waitress;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=AN HOUR, HOUR OR TWO.
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VO-NAT


The former world heavyweight champion is currently on probation after serving time for a rape conviction.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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In sports, Mike Stevens has baseball highlights of the Radford - Virginia Tech game.
Good morning Mike.
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Lewis-Gale


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPEedit of lgh-shooting #96-18
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Salem Police are trying to figure out why an elderly man fatally shot his wife, and then turned the gun on himself at Lewis Gale Hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


Yesterday morning, two shots rang out in room 402.
There a staffer found Miriam Neutze (NEWTS) of Lexington, and her husband Frank, both 71, with bullet wounds to the head.
Neutze was visiting his wheelchair bound wife, who had been in the hospital since late January for treatment of a heart condition and other health problems that were not life threatening.
Right now police won't say the murder-suicide was pre-meditated, but they did find a note in the hospital room.
Friends say Frank Neutze was depressed about his wife's condition.
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Jones


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An inmate who sent the Botetourt County sheriff a letter threatening to rape and mutilate his family told investigators he just wanted to see if the sheriff read his mail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; (Quick!)


Jason Jones pleaded guilty yesterday in Circuit Court to sending the letter to Sheriff Reed Kelly.
Jones faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced June 13th.
The sheriff says Jones told investigators that other inmates in the Botetourt County Jail had told him Kelly never read letters from inmates.
Jones told the investigators he wanted to see if that was true.
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Regional-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPEedit of l'burg-council #96-23
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg city council has voted to allow Bedford County back into the Blue Ridge Regional Jail project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


At first, council last night decided to table the decision, but members reconvened and voted unamiously to accept the county.
Bedford needs the approval of the other four participating localities before it can rejoin the project.
The panel also heard from more than a dozen different non- profit agencies, that hope to get a piece of the city's block grant money.
They included organizers of Lynchburg's midnight basketball league, which hopes to start play this summer.
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SOT 20:41:00
IN Q=Midnight basketball

((BLANCHE VALENTINE/ORGANIZER: MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL GETS KIDS OFF THE STREET BY OFFERING LATENIGHT BASKETBALL, MANDATORY EDUCATION, COUNSELING, MENTORING, AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.))
SUPER=01-Blanche Valentine/Organizer; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=a safe environment.
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VO-NAT


The city has about one million dollars in grant money available...but more than two million dollars in requests.
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County-Supers


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=County Supers


Roanoke County parents whose hopes for a new high school were dashed by last week's referendum say they are not giving up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week;


Voters rejected the 37 million dollar bond issue that would have built a replacement for Cave Spring High School and eased overcrowding in other classrooms.
Yesterday, south county parents criticized the supervisors for not doing more to rally support for the bond issue.
They also challenged the board to find another way to address school needs.
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SOT
IN Q=Put your minds together

((KIRK MARTIN/PARENT: PUT YOUR MINDS TOGETHER AND GET THE COUNTY BACK TOGETHER, AND FIND A WAY TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS THAT WE'VE ALL IDENTIFIED IN THE SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.)) ((MARY NASCA/CAVE SPRING JUNIOR HIGH PTA: YOU AND ONLY YOU FIVE MEN HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT RIGHT. PLEASE ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO ATTEND A SCHOOL THAT MEETS STATE GUIDELINES.))
SUPER=01-Kirk Martin/Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Nasca/Cave Spring Junior High PTA; :12
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OUT Q=that meets state guidelines.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The supervisors say they intend to move quickly to develop a plan acceptable to the entire county.
They may appoint a blue-ribbon commission. In two weeks the supervisors will sit down with members of the school board to consider their options.

4-scores


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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Last night's cold temperatures and high winds forced the Salem Avalanche to postpone last night's game.
The Blue Rocks and Avalanche will play a doubleheader tonight.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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