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HEADLINES

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The man accused of Australia's worst massacre this century is formally charged with murder.
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And words from the accused killer at the Polly Klaas trial. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Australia


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Police in Australia have charged the man blamed for the weekend massacre of thirty-five people in Tasmania.
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SUPER=03-Hobart, Tasmania;


Twenty-eight year-old Martin Bryant was charged in a special hearing at his hospital bedside.
He entered no plea when asked if he was innocent or guilty.
Bryant was charged with only one count of murder further charges are expected soon.
SUPER=03-Port Arthur;


Meanwhile, the grieving has begun in this small community which is shocked and numbed by the gruesome massacre.
An overnight candlelight vigil was held at one church.
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Carter


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


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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((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. ))
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VO-NAT


The judge has forwarded the case to a grand jury.
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Overby


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


Scotty 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;


Overby's trial is under way.
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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Bridge-trial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Melanie
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The mother of Deletha Word says the man who's convicted of killing her is getting "just what he deserved."
Word was the woman attacked after a fender-bender accident in Detroit last summer.
In fleeing her attacker, she jumped to her death in the Detroit River.
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SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Yesterday;


Twenty-year old Martel Welch was convicted yesterday of second degree murder and could get life in prison.
As deputies led Welch from the courtroom, he told reporters --quote--"The media got me convicted."
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NGOR-CASE


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NEWSCAST=morn
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Yesterday;


A Los Angeles judge yesterday postponed until May 13th the arraignment of three men accused in the shooting death of Oscar-winner and activist Haing Ngor
(Hang Nohr).


The 55 year old actor was murdered in front of his house on February 25th.
His accused killers are reportedly members of an Asian street gang.
Ngor (Nohr) won a best supporting actor Oscar for his role as phtojournalist in 19-84 film "The Killing Fields."
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Klaas


ANCHOR=Melanie
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In northern California, the jury hears for the first time from the man accused of killing Polly Klaas.
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SUPER=04-November 30, 1993;


A taped interview of Richard Davis was played yesterday at his murder trial.
It was his first interview with police and a far cry from the confession that he allegedly gave later.
He had just been picked up for a parole violation and Polly Klaas was still missing.
For several hours Davis denied kidnapping Polly and referred to the young girl in a way that made her family cringe. 4:07:13 4:07:21
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((POLICE:YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT. RICHARD DAVIS:HELL NO, I DIDN'T
KIDNPAP THAT LITTLE F------, GET REAL.

REPORTER: WHEN YOU HEAR THAT DO YOU HEAR THE MONSTER. MARC KLAAS/POLLY'S FATHER:YES YOU HEAR HIM, SEE HIM, EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM IS MONSTROUS, NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT IN MY MIND. ))
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VO-NAT


Eleven year old Polly Klaas was kidnapped from her bedroom during a slumber party in 19-93 and later found dead.
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Smile-Girl


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Remember the little girl who was having surgery so she could smile?
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Yesterday;


Well, Chelsey Thomas's surgery is complete.
Doctors have been removing muscles and nerves from her legs and transplanting them to her face.
It will take about six weeks to see if the nerve damage is corrected so she can finally show off her smile.
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((AFTER SIX WEEKS WE CAN START LOOKING FOR THAT QUIVER THAT WE SAW LAST TIME, AND THAT WAS SEVEN WEEKS AFTER SURGERY, SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.))
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Chelsey says she hopes she will be smiling in time for her eighth birthday coming this June.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
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TAPE#M96-5 Bird Fair I
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record
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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;


This Sunday the Southwest Va. Bird Club and Aviary Bird Club of Central Va. present their second annual Bird Fair.
This morning we meet one bird club member and his feathered family...starting out with the African Gray Parrot.
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SUPER=13-Al Bippus/Bird Club Member; :23
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When we come back, we'll show you how they band the young birds for identification purposes.

(Toss to Beth)


Fire


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


Roanoke police are looking for a suspect in a suspicious fire this morning.
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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.;
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One woman was taken to the hospital. Her injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
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City-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


More money is needed for inner- city children, as well as for greenways.
And the idea of automated garbage collection is trashy to some-- but treasured by others.
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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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((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. ))
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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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((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. ))
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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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New-Jobs


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Nearly 350 new jobs are coming to the Commonwealth 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.

Famous-Anthonys


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Famous Anthony's is growing again.
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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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((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.))
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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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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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In sports --
Portland is still alive in the N-B-A playoffs following a 94-to-91 overtime win over Utah.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-White Sox/==4/California/==3//Baltimore/==8/Texas/==7;
SUPER=91-Minnesota/=11/Kansas City/==6;



SUPER=92-San Diego/==2/Houston/==0//Atlanta/==4/St. Louis/==1;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/==3/Montreal/==2//Los Angeles/=10/Chi Cubs/==4;




Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-5 Bird Fair II
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record
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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;


At this Sunday's Bird Fair there'll be bird cages, supplies, and seminars.
Area bird club members and breeders will be on hand to talk about their birds.
Al Bippus is back to show us how they identify the young birds.
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The second annual Bird Fair is Sunday-Salem Civic Center from 9A to 5P. Admission $2 for adults, children 12 and under free.
Coming up, from birds to cows. And how one cow named Amy, will help Auburn High School with its after prom party.

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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Former C-I-A chief William Colby is presumed dead, after what authorities say was an apparent boating accident.
A search for the former spymaster resumes this morning.
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President Clinton is taking aim at soaring gasoline prices.
He's ordered the government to free some of its stockpiled oil to force prices back down.
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And the F-D-A approves the first anti-obesity drug in twenty-two years.
The drug DEXFENFLURAMINE (dex-fehn-FLOO-rah-meen) fools users into feeling full so they lose weight.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday April 30th.
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Diet-Drug


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Americans are fat and getting fatter- with 50 percent more obese people in the nation than one decade ago.
But now a breakthrough new diet drug could help millions.
As Jacqueline Adams reports- the drug is the first of its kind to gain approval in 22 years.
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SUPER=01-Jacqueline Adams/Reporting; :31
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Wurtman/Clinical Investigator; :42
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Molliver/Johns Hopkins University; 1:14
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((Connecticut Representative Sam Gejdenson worried that a 30 pound weight gain..on top of his diabetes..constituted a serious health risk. So he turned to the controversial appetite suppressant: dexfenfluramine. In just one month, he lost half the extra weight....and has kept it off.
SAM GEJDENSON/CONNECTICUT: IT TAKES AWAY THE CRAVING. IT'S BASICALLY AS IF THERE WERE A SWITCH IN YOUR BRAIN THAT SAID: I'M HUNGRY. I WANT FOOD. IT SHUT THAT SWITCH OFF.
Today, finally, dexfenfluramine is available to all Americans. For the first time in 23 years, the FDA has okayed a new, prescription drug to fight obesity...not only to lose weight..but to keep it off.
DR. WURTMAN: THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE GOVT HAS ALLOWED A DRUG TO BE USED FOR MAINTENANCE OF WEIGHT LOSS.
Dexfenfluramine helps patients lose, on average, 10 to 15% of their body weight. In trials, the drug has been taken for a year or more. It appears to be non-addictive and, doctors say,even after a patient stops taking the drug, the weight seems to stay off.
For over 10 years, the drug has been available in Europe. But critics say, at high doses, dexfenfluramine can be toxic. Critics say, it can cause nerve damage.
DR. MARK MOLLIVER/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY: ONCE A DRUG IS APPROVED AND ON THE MARKET, THERE IS NO WAY TO REGULATE HOW MUCH PEOPLE WILL TAKE..OR EVEN HOW MUCH DOCTORS WILL PRESCRIBE. JACQUELINE ADAMS CBS NEWS ))
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The drug is due on the market this summer.

GASoline-PRICES


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President Clinton is taking action to reduce the price of gasoline.
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SUPER=03-Coral Gables, FL;


The president announced he will authorize the sale of 12-million barrels of oil from the nation's strategic oil reserves.
The rising cost of gas is spurring Congress to consider a repeal of the President's 19-93 gas tax.
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COLBY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Later this morning the search resumes for former C-I-A Chief William Colby.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rock Point, MD;


The 76-year-old Colby is missing and presumed drowned after a canoe he was using was found capsized in a river near his Maryland vacation home.
Colby served in the Nixon and Ford administrations.
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freemen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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In Montana, members of the beseiged Freemen group are offering complicated terms for their surrender.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT/Yesterday;


Following four hours of talks yesterday, negotiator James "Bo" Gritz emerged from the groups' Montana compound with an offer of surrender.
He said the Freemen want safe passage to the state capital of so they can plead their case to state officials.
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((GRITZ; IT SOUNDS A LOT BETTER TO ME THAN I HEARD BEFORE I DIDN'T HERE BEFORE THAT THEY WERE WILLING TO GET INTO A VEHICLE AND GO TO HELENA AND MAKE THEIR PRESENTATION. I THINK IT'S WONDERFUL.))
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A spokesman for the F-B-I had no comment.
Five weeks ago two Freemen leaders were arrested on charges ranging from defrauding businesses of almost 2 million dollars-- to threatening the life of a federal judge.
Since then about 20 adults have been holed up on the remote ranch.
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FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Melanie
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=flooding


Parts of the midwest are struggling to stay above water this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cape Girardeau, MO;


In Missouri, four people are dead as a storm damaged buildings, knocked out power to thousands of homes, and derailed a train in a freak mudslide.
Residents of southern Illinois and Indiana are seeking higher ground as heavy rains force rivers over their banks, causing evacuations and school cancellations across the region.
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WILDFIRES


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Melanie
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Alamos, NM;


A raging forest fire continues to threaten Los Alamos National Laboratory, where radioactive and explosive materials are stored.
The so-called Dome Fire has now burned for five days in northern New Mexico, moving within six miles of the Los Alamos lab.
SUPER=03-Albuquerque;


Two men have been arrested for possbibly starting the blaze.
They were arraigned yesterday in Albuquerque.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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In sports, Mike Stevens has an injury update from Talladega.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-5 Meadow Muffins
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record
GRAPHIC=none



(ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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SUPER=13-Jim Politis/Brush Creek Buffalo Store; :14
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LIVE=Larry/Full


Deeds are still available for the Third annual Meadow Muffin Minibucks. They're available at Auburn High School in Riner and Brush Creek Buffalo Store.

(Toss to bump)


Fire


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


Roanoke police are looking for a suspect in a suspicious fire 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
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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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Mark-Carter


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


The lone survivor of a drug deal that left two people dead in Pittsylvania County stood in the same room with his alleged attacker yesterday.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=03-Chatham/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Knova Day/Prosecution Witness; :23
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./February 20; :33
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:25
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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
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((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. ))
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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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19:02:02
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((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.))
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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.))

Overby


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


Scotty 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;


Overby's trial is under way.
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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City-Budget


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


More money is needed for inner- city children, as well as for greenways.
And the idea of automated garbage collection is trashy to some-- but treasured by others.
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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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((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. ))
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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
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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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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nba playoff


The N-B-A playoffs still have Portland in the running following an overtime win over Utah.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-White Sox/==4/California/==3//Baltimore/==8/Texas/==7;
SUPER=91-Minnesota/=11/Kansas City/==6;



SUPER=92-San Diego/==2/Houston/==0//Atlanta/==4/St. Louis/==1;
SUPER=92-NY Mets/==3/Montreal/==2//Los Angeles/=10/Chi Cubs/==4;



SUPER=93-Salem/==6/Kinston/==4//Winston-Salem/=13/Lynchburg/==2;