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7Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# 96-39
GRAPHIC=fire


Roanoke police are looking for a man accused of burning a home following a domestic dispute this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At four o'clock, crews responded to a blaze at the 1600 block of Keswick Avenue.
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IN Q=our understanding
SUPER=01-Rick Trout/Roanoke Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=through a window
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VO-NAT


One woman was taken to the hospital. Her injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
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7Overby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Scott Overby


The trial of Scott Overby continues today in Christiansburg.
Overby does not deny he killed his estranged wife, but he says he's not guilty of CAPITAL murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


He's already pleaded guilty to defiling Sheila Ann Stafford's body and faces up to five years in prison.
He admits he wrote racial slurs on her body, mutilated her with a knife, and sexually assaulted her with objects such as jewelry and the handle of a plunger.
But his lawyers will argue because those events happened AFTER rather than DURING the murder, it's not a capital offense warranting the death penalty.
They'll ask the jury to consider the lesser charges of first degree murder or manslaughter.
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7Carter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=Mark Carter


In Chatham, the 24 year old charged with killing two people in Pittsylvania County came face to face yesterday with the man whose testimony could put him behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday;


Mark Anthony Carter is accused of killing (Sha-RELL) Sherrell Hairston and her boyfriend, Darrell Womack.
The couple was found dead in the front seat of their car outside a vacant store in the Sandy River community of Pittsylvania County.
27 year old Knova (KUH-NOVA) Day testified he was in the backseat when Carter pulled out a gun and began shooting.
According to testimony, the murders happened during a drug deal.
Day was also seriously injured in the attack.
He says Carter shot and stabbed him repeatedly.
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19:02:02
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IN Q=I was

((KNOVA DAY/PROSECUTION WITNESS:I WAS RUNNING TOWARD THE BUSHES AND ACROSS THE ROAD AND I RAN AS FAR AS I COULD AND I COLLAPSED. MY LEGS GAVE OUT ON ME, I WAS LAYING THERE. A FEW SECONDS LATER I WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD. ))
SUPER=01-Knova Day/Prosecution Witness; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=shot in the head.
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VO-NAT


The judge has forwarded the case to a grand jury.
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7Jockey-Club


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=None


The fight to build Virginia's first parimutuel horse racing track is over --seven and a half years after voters gave the go- ahead to the idea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Virginia Jockey Club says it's giving up its plan for a northern Virginia track.
That opens the gate for the Ohio- based developer of Colonial Downs to finish construction.
Colonial Downs is between Richmond and Williamsburg.
Jockey Club officials say they got a fair hearing from the Virginia Court of Appeals last month -- and lost.
They say pursuing their legal battle over how the license to bring this kind of horse racing to Virginia was handed out- would NO LONGER help the state's horse industry.
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7Famous-Anthonys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morning
WRITER=JJA
TAPE# edit of 96-36 with new bite
GRAPHIC=none


A Local restaurant chain continues to grow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Famous Anthony's is opening yet another store.
This one in South Roanoke where the Crystal Spring Deli used to be.
The restaurant will serve breakfast lunch and dinner- like the other three Famous Anthony's
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SOT 17:58:32
IN Q=

((PETE FILE/FAMOUS ANTHONY'S OWNER: WE WILL HAVE WINE HERE WHICH WE DON'T HAVE AT THE OTHER FAMOUS ANTHONYS.)) ((WE DON'T PLAN ON HAVING ANY ENTERTAINMENT. I NOW THEY HAVE HAD ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PAST, BUT WE DON'T PLAN ON HAVING ENTERTAINMENT.))
SUPER=01-Pete File/Famous Anthony's Owner; :05 (Quick!)
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HAVING ENTERTAINMENT (DOUBLE OUT)
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VO-NAT


File is renovating,- new kitchen equipment is going in and wallpaper is going up.
The restaurant will seat 50 inside, 24 outside. It should open by Mid-May.
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7WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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Showers and thunderstorms end late this morning, becoming clear this afternoon with mild temperatures in the 70's.
TONight will be mostly clear with lows in the 40's.

55Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# 96-
GRAPHIC=fire


Roanoke police are looking for the person they believed started a fire in Roanoke this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At four o'clock, crews responded to a blaze at the 1600 block of Keswick Avenue.
A fireman at the scene says the suspect apparently lit an apartment on fire following a domestic dispute.
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SUPER=01-Rick Trout/Roanoke Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=through a window
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VO-NAT


One woman was taken to the hospital with severe burns on her arms.
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55Balcony-Collapse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-08
GRAPHIC=None


Two balconies which collapsed at Terrace View apartments in Blacksburg Saturday WERE built according to code.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;


That's the determination of the building inspector, following a review of the decks' structure and connection details.
Sixteen people were injured when the third- floor and second- floor balconies collapsed like dominoes.
The rental policy state no more than 10 people should be on the balconies at one time.
They were holding about 40 college students when they fell.
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55City-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke city council have heard what many residents hope to see in the next budget.
They want more money for inner- city children, as well as for greenways.
And some like the thought of automated garbage collection, others find it a trashy idea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Those are just a few of the comments presented at last night's hearing on the 1996-97 Roanoke City budget.
A plea was made for more federal money to go toward centers for special needs children.
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IN Q=You all need to

((KAY HALE/WEST END CENTER: YOU ALL NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME IN OUR INNER-CITY POCKETS, NOT JUST DURING ELECTION TIME, AND SEE UP CLOSE THE TREMENDOUS LACK OF RESOURCES IN THESE AREAS, AND THE FUTURE OF OUR CITY. ))
SUPER=01-Kay Hale/West End Center;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=future of our city
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Roanoke's consideration of automated trash collection was foul to some-- who say it would cost too much.
But others believe the so-called one-armed bandits are a good alternative.
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IN Q=It's big and it's

((CHARLES HANCOCK: IT'S BIG AND IT'S UGLY, BUT I'D PERFER TO SEE THAT OVER THE TORN- UP BAGS OF GARBAGE STREWN ALL OVER THE YARDS. ))
SUPER=07-Charles Hancock;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=all over the yards
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


And making Roanoke more biker-friendly was on the minds of a few speakers-- who say they want funding for a Greenways coordinator.
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55New-Jobs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Business News


Virginia will get nearly 350 new jobs over the next two and half years.
Governor Allen says Scholle (Shol) Corporation will build a new factory in Smyth County.
The international flexible packaging manufacturer expects to create as many as 145 new positions.
Meanwhile, Congressman Rick Boucher says an Indiana furniture maker is re-locating to the town of Fries (Freeze) in Grayson County.
English Furniture Industries is expected to bring more than 200 new jobs.

55Famous-Anthonys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JJA
TAPE# edit of 96-36 with new bite
GRAPHIC=none


Famous Anthony's is expanding again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It's opening yet another restaurant-
This one in South Roanoke where the Crystal Spring Deli used to be.
The restaurant will serve breakfast lunch and dinner- like the other three Famous Anthony's
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SOT 17:58:32
IN Q=

((PETE FILE/FAMOUS ANTHONY'S OWNER: WE WILL HAVE WINE HERE WHICH WE DON'T HAVE AT THE OTHER FAMOUS ANTHONYS.)) ((WE DON'T PLAN ON HAVING ANY ENTERTAINMENT. I NOW THEY HAVE HAD ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PAST, BUT WE DON'T PLAN ON HAVING ENTERTAINMENT.))
SUPER=01-Pete File/Famous Anthony's Owner; :05 (Quick!)
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HAVING ENTERTAINMENT (DOUBLE OUT)
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VO-NAT


File is renovating- new kitchen equipment is going in and wallpaper is going up.
The restaurant will seat 50 inside, 24 outside. It should open by Mid-May.
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55WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Showers and thunderstorms will end later today....Temperatures will be around 70 degrees this afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 40's.
Wednesday through Friday expect partly sunny skies with afternoon temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.

8Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# 96-39
GRAPHIC=fire


A search is on this morning in Roanoke for a man suspect of setting fire to a home following a domestic dispute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At four o'clock, crews responded to a blaze at the 1600 block of Keswick Avenue.
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SOT
IN Q=our understanding
SUPER=01-Rick Trout/Roanoke Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=through a window
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VO-NAT


One woman was taken to the hospital. Her injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
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8GILES-HOAX


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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A Giles County judge has dismissed charges against two teen-age girls who reported that the younger girl -- a 14-year-old -- had jumped to her death from a bridge near Pembroke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=Giles Co./February 19;


Authorities had charged each teen with one count of making a false report after the 14-year-old was found alive two days after her friend had said she had jumped.
Rescuers put their own lives on the line, braving the icy waters of the New River in search of the girl's body.
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8Mark-Carter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=Mark Carter


In Chatham, the soul survivor of a drug deal that left two people dead in Pittsylvania County came face to face m with his alleged attacker yesterday.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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IN Q=27- year old
SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Knova Day/Prosecution Witness; :23
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./February 20; :33
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:25
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Chatham.

(( 27- year old Knova Day had a difficult time speaking as he described the February attack that left him seriously injured.
His jaw, which is still healing, was broken.
His memory, however, appeared to be intact.
He says his friends agreed to meet Mark Anthony Carter in a vacant parking in the Sandy River Community of Pittsylvania County to sell an eight-ball of cocaine.
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19:55:00
IN Q=When I

((KNOVA DAY/PROSECUTION WITNESS:WHEN I HEARD THE FIRST SHOT, HE HAD SHOT DARRELL, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF HE SHOT ME OR SHERRELL NEXT. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=Sherrell next.


Day says he was sitting in the back seat with Carter when the shots were fired.
He says within seconds, Carter pulled a knife and stabbed him 14- times in the back.
But the attack didn't end.
According to testimony, when Day got out of the car, the shots continued.
He was struck once in the shoulder-- but continued to run.
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SOT

19:02:02
IN Q=I was

((I WAS RUNNING TOWARD THE BUSHES AND ACROSS THE ROAD AND I RAN AS FAR AS I COULD AND I COLLAPSED. MY LEGS GAVE OUT ON ME, I WAS LAYING THERE. A FEW SECONDS LATER I WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=shot in the head.


Day was discovered sometime later by a passerby on his way to work.
Day's friends, Sherrell Hairston and Darrell Womack, did not survive the shooting.
An investigator discovered their bodies in the car. take su
Knova Day was the only witness to testify in court. The defense opted not to call any witnesses. The case has been forwarded to a grand jury which will meet in June. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Chatham.))

8Overby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=Scott Overby


In Christiansburg, another day of testimony in a capital murder case involving sexual mutilation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Scott Overby does not deny killing his estranged wife Sheila Ann Stafford and has pleaded guilty to defiling her body.
He also admits he wrote racial slurs on her body, mutilated her with a knife, and sexually assaulted her with objects such as jewelry and the handle of a plunger.
But Overby says he is NOT guilty of CAPITAL murder.
But his lawyers will argue because those events happened AFTER rather than DURING the murder, it's not a capital offense warranting the death penalty.
They'll ask the jury to consider the lesser charges of first degree murder or manslaughter.
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8WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Showers and thunderstorms will end later today....Temperatures will be around 70 degrees this afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 40's. temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. Wednesday through Friday expect partly sunny skies with afternoon