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7Ax

ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPEedit of #96-29
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One person is in critical condition and FIVE others are also hospitalized after a head- on collision in Botetourt County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


The accident happened on Carvins Cove Road near the Roanoke County line.
Lifeguard- 10 was called in because of the seriousness of the injuries.
All of the victims are being treated at Roanoke Memorial hospital.
Officials have not released any names at this time, nor have they indicated if any charges will be filed.
Because of narrow roads, emergency crews had a tough time getting to-- and leaving the crash site.
Traffic on Carvins Cove Road was blocked for more than an hour because of the wreck.
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7Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


It appears the two Virginia Tech football players accused of raping Christy Brzonkala will NOT face criminal charges.
After considering the results of a state police investigation this morning, a grand jury in Montgomery County has decided not to indict Tony Morrison and James Crawford.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Lawyer; :13
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:26
SUPER=01-Joseph Painter/Crawford's Lawyer; :40
SUPER=@Tracy1; :56
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(( Christy Brzonkala has said in hindsight, she would have reported her alleged rape immediately, while there was evidence to collect.
Her lawyer says she didn't expect the grand jury to indict the players without that evidence.
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SOT 03:44:48

((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S LAWYER: HAVING SAID THAT, STILL, WE WANT EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS A VERY SERIOUS INVESTIGATION AND THAT THE RESULTS OF IT WERE TOO CLOSE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, BY HIMSELF TO CALL.))
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Attorneys for Tony Morrison and James Crawford question how Brzonkala can expect to win a civil suit if a grand jury can't find enough evidence to indict the players.
Crawford's lawyer doubts the case would be pursued if black athletes weren't involved.
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SOT 14:19:58

((JOSEPH PAINTER/CRAWFORD'S LAWYER: I'M GLAD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE ASKED FOR IT BECAUSE WE GOT A REALLY THOROUGH INVESTIGATION. BUT YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE MOTIVATIONS THERE. QUESTION: AND YOU THINK THE MOTIVATIONS ARE? ANSWER: RACE AND MONEY. ))
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None of the parties involved believe the grand jury findings will have any bearing on the civil suit.
Virginia Tech is still waiting for the federal judge to decide whether to dismiss the university as a defendant.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

7LGH-Shooting


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=LBE
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


Salem Police detectives say they know the cause of Tuesday's murder suicide at Lewis Gale Hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Tuesday;


It was something many people probably expected.
Deputy chief Jeff Dudley said 71 year old Frank Neutze shot and killed his ailing wife in her hospital room- as an act of love.
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SOT 04:05:45
IN Q=The investigation

((JEFF DUDLEY/SALEM DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF: THE INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED BY THE SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT REVEALS NO INDICATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR MALICE, BUT THAT THE ACTIONS WERE THOSE OF A HUSBAND DISTRAUGHT BY HIS WIFE'S SUFFERING.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Dudley/Salem Deputy Police Chief;:00
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OUT Q=wife's suffering.
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VO-NAT


Frank Neutze shot himself after shooting his wife.
He died an hour later.
Miriam, or "Betty" Neutze was suffering from a heart condition and a variety of other medical problems, none of them life threatening.
She had been in Lewis Gale's rehabilitation unit since January 30th, and was confined to a wheelchair.
Lewis Gale says it hasn't put any new security measures in place in reaction to Tuesday's incident.
A spokesman says the hospital constantly evaluates its procedures regarding safety.
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7Honaker


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-09
GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor George Allen says YES to a plan to help compensate the Roanoke man imprisoned for ten years for a rape he did NOT commit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-February 1995;


Ed Honaker (HAHN-uh-kuhr) was pardoned by Allen in 1994, after D-N-A evidence cleared him of a Nelson County rape a decade earlier.
The Governor has now signed a bill that would pay Honaker 275 thousand dollars in cash and annuities.
That would net Honaker about 350 thousand over ten years.
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7Weather


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Looking at the weather -
Today's finally going to feel like spring.
We're going to see sunny skies, with breezy, warm conditions.
Highs are expected to reach the low 70s.

55Wreck


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPEedit of #96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Boones Mill man is dead following a head-on collision in Botetourt County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


State police say 38-year-old Kenneth Wayne Vaden (VAY-den) died early this morning.
They say Vaden was driving at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of Carvins Cove Road when he hit another vehicle head on.
Five other people were sent to the hospital.
No word on their conditions.
Emergency crews had a tough time getting to-- and leaving the crash site because the road was narrow.
Traffic on Carvins Cove Road was blocked for more than an hour because of the wreck.
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55Bills


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPEedit of #96-20
GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor Allen says the Democrat-controlled General Assembly is trying to undermine his line-item veto power by submitting only a portion of the state budget to him.
Allen returned the bill late last night with a proposed amendment.
It says the budget will become law ONLY if the assembly resubmits the ENTIRE spending plan and he signs it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;


Also last night, the Governor approved full funding for Radford University's new Waldron School of Nursing.
The Governor's spokesman says a phone conversation between Allen and Radford president Douglas Covington convinced Allen the project was worthwhile.
Radford officials were concerned after the Governor's office began questioning the expense last week.
Fellow Republican lawmakers, Tommy Baker and Bo Trumbo went on a P-R blitz to keep the seven million dollar building in the budget.
Radford's proposed College of Global Studies fell to the Governor's budget ax last year.
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55Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Warner, Mark


Democrats applying to choose their party's nominee for U-S Senate seem to be LARGELY in favor of Mark Warner.
By last night, filings for delegates to the party's nominating convention in June supported Warner OVER former representative Leslie Byrne by a margin of almost FOUR-to-one.
Delegates will be chosen in caucuses this weekend.

55Southern-Virginia


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=education


Students at Southern Virginia College will be able to attend classes for another year.
Yesterday, the board of trustees approved a plan that will bring in NEW leadership and financial backing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


Following the loss of accreditation, the board had voted to close the school after graduation in May.
But in the last month, a group of educators and businessmen with ties to the Mormon Church stepped forward to keep the school open.
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IN Q=Nothing that we're doing

((GLADE KNIGHT/RICHMOND BUSINESSMAN: NOTHING THAT WE'RE DOING IS AFFILIATED WITH THE CHURCH. NOTHING THAT WE'RE DOING IS AFFILIATED WITH THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, OTHER THAN THE GREAT, GREAT DESIRE THAT WE HAVE SINCE THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS WHO CAN'T GET INTO A UNIVERSITY OF THEIR CHOICE. WE WANT TO GIVE THEM AN ALTERNATIVE PLACE CLOSER TO HOME. ))
SUPER=01-Glade Knight/Richmond Businessman;
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VO-NAT


The group plans a non-sectarian, four year, co-ed college with a liberal arts curriculum.
City officials are thankful.
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SOT
IN Q=We just can't see

((JIM JEFFERIES/BUENA VISTA MAYOR: WE JUST CAN'T SEE IT ANY OTHER WAY BUT IT BEING THE GREATEST THING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO THE SEMINARY ON THE HILL, AS WE CALL IT. SOUTHERN VIRGINIA HAS BEEN THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR 130 YEARS OR SO AND WE'RE JUST ELATED THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE ON.))
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Enrollment has fallen below 200, but the school's new leaders hope to DOUBLE that number by the time classes resume in the fall.

55Salvation-Army


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
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The Roanoke Salvation army plans to put the traditional holiday bell ringers to work this spring.
Bringing out the kettles and bell ringers is a NEW effort to help the organization's troubled finances.
Officials say they are devoting May's "National Salvation Army Week" to raising money.

55Weather


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
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Taking a look at the forecast -
Today is going to be quite a change for us.
We're going to see sunny skies, with breezy, warm conditions.
Highs are expected to reach the low 70s.
Clear conditions tonight with lows in the 50s.
The weekend is going to get off to a nice start, with more sunny skies and warm temperatures - expect highs around 80.

8Wreck


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPEedit of #96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Good Morning, I'm Connie Stevens sitting in for Melanie Moon.
A Boones Mill man is dead following a head-on collision in Botetourt County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


State police say 38-year-old Kenneth Wayne Vaden (VAY-den) died early this morning.
They say Vaden was driving at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of Carvins Cove Road when he hit another vehicle head on.
Five other people were sent to the hospital.
No word on their conditions.
Because of narrow roads, emergency crews had a difficult time getting to-- and leaving the crash site.
Traffic on Carvins Cove Road was blocked for more than an hour because of the wreck.
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8Christy-Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


After a state police investigation, a Montgomery County grand jury has found no probable cause to indict two Virginia Tech football players for the alleged rape of Christy Brzonkala.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Lawyer; :13
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:26
SUPER=01-Joseph Painter/Crawford's Lawyer; :40
SUPER=@Tracy1; :56
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.


(( Christy Brzonkala has said in hindsight, she would have reported her alleged rape immediately, while there was evidence to collect.
Her lawyer says she didn't expect the grand jury to indict the players without that evidence.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:44:48

((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S LAWYER: HAVING SAID THAT, STILL, WE WANT EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS A VERY SERIOUS INVESTIGATION AND THAT THE RESULTS OF IT WERE TOO CLOSE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, BY HIMSELF TO CALL.))
RUNS=:15


Attorneys for Tony Morrison and James Crawford question how Brzonkala can expect to win a civil suit if a grand jury can't find enough evidence to indict the players.
Crawford's lawyer doubts the case would be pursued if black athletes weren't involved.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:19:58

((JOSEPH PAINTER/CRAWFORD'S LAWYER: I'M GLAD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE ASKED FOR IT BECAUSE WE GOT A REALLY THOROUGH INVESTIGATION. BUT YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK AT THE MOTIVATIONS THERE. QUESTION: AND YOU THINK THE MOTIVATIONS ARE? ANSWER: RACE AND MONEY. ))
RUNS=:14


None of the parties involved believe the grand jury findings will have any bearing on the civil suit.
Virginia Tech is still waiting for the federal judge to decide whether to dismiss the university as a defendant.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

8Craig-Fires


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath


One year ago wild-fires ravaged Craig County.
Now, officials are monitoring the growth of the national forest, and hoping for more information on how the fires started.
Scott Prince has the story.
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IN Q=April, 1995.
SUPER=03-Craig Co./April 1995; :00
SUPER=03-Craig Co./Today; :10 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Steve Croy/U.S. Forest Service Ecologist; :13 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Scott2; :23
SUPER=01-Woody Lipps/U.S. Forest Service Investigator; :41
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OUT Q=S.P., News- 7, Craig County


(( April, 1995.
Three separate fires rip through the mountains of Craig County... burning nearly six- thousand acres of national forest.
Now one year later, the blackened bark serves as a grim reminder.
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SOT 6:31:11
IN Q=This ridge

((STEVE CROY/U.S. FOREST SERVICE ECOLOGIST: THIS RIDGE... AS WE LOOK UP THIS RIDGE MOST OF THE OVER- STORY TREES HAVE BEEN KILLED. ))
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Croy says the forest looks typical of one that burned during a growing season.
But says it could take forty to sixty years before sections like these fully recover.
While the forest goes through stages of renewal, forestry officials are renewing their search for the arsonists.
The fires sparked a massive investigation.
But during the past few months, there have been no breaks in the case... and there has yet to be an arrest.
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SOT 5:44:49
IN Q=We have

((WOODY LIPPS/U.S. FOREST SERVICE INVESTIGATOR: WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME INFORMATION ANONYMOUSLY. WE'D LIKE TO THANK THOSE PEOPLE FOR PROVIDING THAT INFORMATION. WHILE WE THINK THIS INFORMATION IS IMPORTANT WE HAVEN'T RECEIVED ENOUGH OF IT. ))
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OUT Q=enough of it


Lipps hopes a 5- thousand dollar reward will entice more people to come forward with clues.
But forestry officials are quick to point out you can't put a price on the damage the fires caused.
They now look to the future, and await greener pastures.
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((CROY: HERE'S A YOUNG PINE SEEDLING. ))
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Scott Prince, News 7, Craig County.))

8Weather


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Taking a look at the forecast -
Quite a change for us, today.
We're going to see sunny skies, with breezy, warm conditions.
Highs are expected to reach the low 70s.
Clear conditions tonight with lows in the 50s. warm temperatures - expect highs around 80. The weekend is going to get off to a nice start, with more sunny skies and