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7Overby

ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-07
GRAPHIC=Overby, Scott


A Montgomery County men could face the death sentence for the murder of his estranged wife.
Earlier in the week Scott Overby pled no contest to the charge --- yesterday

he was convicted.
During the trial, a psychologist testified the Lewis Gale Psychiatric Center never should have released Overby.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Doctor Robert Thompson says Overby asked to be admitted because he was thinking of killing his estranged wife, Sheila Stafford.
He says Lewis-Gale released Overby because his insurance had run out and he couldn't afford in- patient care.
Stafford obtained a protective order against Overby after the doctor at Lewis- Gale warned her of Overby's threats.
Several weeks later, Overby strangled her to death and mutilated her body.
The judge must now decide whether to sentence Overby to death or life in prison.
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7Cycle-Ax


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WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=None


A 19- year old Roanoke man was killed yesterday when he ran his motorcycle into a parked car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Jesse Goins apparently struck a curb, went through two yards, before striking the car.
It happened near the intersection of Highland Avenue and 11th Street.
A witness says Goins and another biker were riding down the street when Goins lost control.
The other biker also wrecked.
He did not suffer any serious injuries.
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7L'burg-Plant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-33
GRAPHIC=frito lay


Lynchburg officials call it the biggest economic boost to the community in forty years.
They're talking about Frito Lay's plan to build a manufacturing plant in the hill city.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


The snack-food company's plant and distribution center will create about a thousand new jobs.
The state helped close the deal by awarding Lynchburg one million dollars to prepare the construction site.
Governor Allen says he's seeking an additional two million dollars to provide infrastructure at the site.
The plant will produce potato chips and tortilla chips.
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7Allen-Goals


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TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


During his stop in Lynchburg, the Governor also took time to address the issue of the federal Goals 2000 money for education.
Congress recently amended the federal budget bill to allow local school districts to apply for the money directly.
But Allen says it still has to be okayed by the state board of education, and that won't happen until more changes are made in the Goals curriculum.
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SOT 11:12:36 (#2)
IN Q=If they want

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF THEY WANT TO GIVE US THE MONEY WITH NO DICTATES, WITH NO CHOKE CHAINS, WE'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE IT. BUT AS LONG AS THEY HAVE THOSE CHOKE CHAINS ATTACHED ON US, OUR CHILDRENS' FUTURE IS TOO IMPORTANT FOR A FEW PENNIES.))
SUPER=@Allen; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for a few pennies.
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VO-NAT


Virginia and New Hampshire are the only two states to refuse to participate in first year of the Goals 2000 program.
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7Powerball


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery


Virginia Lottery officials are negotiating with officials in other states about forming a new multi-state drawing -- similar to the 22- state Powerball game.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


But Lottery director Penelope Kyle says since those negotiations for a new game have gotten more serious, so have the overtures to Virginia from the company that runs Powerball.
Virginia lawmakers are counting on revenue from some new multi- state drawing by January first.
The Lottery board hopes to make an announcement this summer.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Virginia Lottery


There are only three existing multi- state games in America, including Powerball.
If Virginia goes with the new game it's helping design -- it would be the fourth.
The attraction is huge jackpots.
The drawback is greater odds.

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Mild temperatures to start the day.
For the rest of your Friday look for partly cloudy skies, with a chance of an afternoon shower.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.
Your nighttime Temperatures will be in the upper 50's to low 60's.
And looking ahead, tomorrow is going to be partly sunny and breezy, with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm- highs will be in the mid 80's.

55Beer-Sales


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some 20 convenience store clerks in Roanoke are accused of selling alcohol to minors following a month long police investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police sent 18 and 19 year olds into the stores to see if they could buy alcohol.
Half of the 44 stores allegedly sold it to them.
Prosecutors say one of those stores was the Save-X on Franklin Road.
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SOT 8:21:58
IN Q=The police department

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FEELS JUSTIFIABLE WE'RE BEYOND THE POINT OF EDUCATION FOR THE STORES, FOR UNDERAGE DRINKING AND AT THIS POINT WE'RE PREPARED TO GO FORTH WITH CRIMINAL ACTIONS TO TAKE AWAY STORE LICENSES. ))
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=away store licenses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December;


Nagel says parent's complaints and a fatal accident involving a minor in the county prompted the action.
In that incident a 16 year old boy struck and killed his neighbor after buying beer at the Riverside Quickette store.
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SOT 8:22:54
IN Q=Certainly if law

((NAGEL: CERTAINLY IF LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN PREVENT A TRAGEDY LIKE THAT IN THE FUTURE THEY WANT TO DO SO. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to do so.
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SS=None


Depending on past history, the stores found guilty of selling alcohol to the minors could lose their A-B-C license for at least seven days.
Police have yet to release the names of all the stores involved.

55Roanoke-Mayor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


On Tuesday Roanoke voters will pick a mayor.
Incumbent David Bowers believes he has the support to wind a second term, while his challenger Pat Green believes Roanokers are ready for change.
Joe Dashiell has more.
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SOT
IN Q=On a sunny spring afternoon
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@Joe2; :28
SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Roanoke Mayor; :36
SUPER=01-Pat Green/(R) Candidate for Roanoke Mayor; 1:05
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((On a sunny spring afternoon, the sidewalks of Raleigh Court are the battleground in the Roanoke Mayor's Race. NAT SOUND OF PAT GREEN 14:27:52
IN Q=I'm Pat Green

((PAT GREEN/R- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: I'M PAT GREEN. I'M RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO TAKE MY BROCHURE IF YOU WOULD.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=if you would.

NAT SOUND OF DAVID BOWERS 16:09:42
IN Q=I'm going door- to- door

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I'M GOING DOOR TO DOOR JUST CAMPAIGNING, REMINDING EVERYBODY THE ELECTION IS COMING UP NEXT TUESDAY. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=coming up next Tuesday.


David Bowers believes Roanokers are satisfied with his leadership during a period in which crime has fallen, jobs have increased, and projects such as the Hotel Roanoke have come on line.
And even if he has lost more than one labor endorsement he enjoyed four years ago, Bowers says he has fulfilled his campaign promises.
SOT BOWERS 16:24:56
IN Q=I would say thay my campaign

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WOULD SAY THAT MY CAMPAIGN THEME FOUR YEARS AGO WAS TO TAKE BACK CITY HALL. AND I THINK THE PEOPLE DID TAKE IT BACK AND THE PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE. THE MODERATES AND THE MIDDLE CLASS OF OUR CITY ARE IN CHARGE IN CITY AND THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A STRONG VOICE REPRESENTING THEM IN CITY HALL.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=representing them in city hall.


Republican Pat Green says he believes the voters are ready for a change in city hall.
He promises to improve communications with the city's neighborhoods and its neighbors.
And he says the city needs his experience in small business.
SOT 14:30:57
IN Q=I think the city has got

((PAT GREEN/(R) CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK THE CITY HAS GOT TO STOP HAVING WHAT I CALL BINOCULAR VISION, GOT TO GET INTO THE WIDE ANGLE VISION OF WHAT IT WANTS TO BE IN THE FUTURE. AND I THINK THE CITY HAS GOT TO LOOK AT ITS PRIORITIES AND IT'S GOT TO SEE WHERE IT'S SPENDING ITS MONEY AND IT'S GOT TO SPEND ITS MONEY A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=than it has in the past.


Green says he succeeded in keeping his campaign on the issues and out of the gutter.
But both Green and Bowers promise many more miles on the city's sidewalks before Tuesday's election.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

55Roach-Bait


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=vpi logo


A new powerful weapon in the fight against a pesky insect. Virginia Tech scientists hav developed a bait that causes cockroaches to eat themselves into oblivion.
The cockroach bait shuts down the production of uric acid, making the roach unable to reproduce and develop.
Virginia Tech will receive a patent on it next week.

55Weather


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the forecast -
Mild temperatures to start the day.
For the rest of your Friday, look for partly cloudy skies, with a chance of an afternoon shower.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.
Your nighttime temperatures will be in the low to mid 60's.
And looking ahead, tomorrow is going to be partly sunny and breezy, with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm- highs will be in the mid 80's.

8Cycle-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=None


An accident yesterday involving a motor cycle and a parked car ended in death for the 19 year old bike rider.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Police say Jesse Goins struck a curb and went through two yards, before striking the car.
It happened yesterday afternoon near the intersection of Highland Avenue and 11th Street.
A witness says Goins and another biker were driving down the street when Goins lost control.
The other biker also wrecked.
He did not suffer any serious injuries.
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8Frito-Lay


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


Lynchburg is expecting a huge economic boost now that Frito Lay has decided to set up shop in the Hill City.
Steve Smallshaw has more on yeterday's groundbreaking ceremony.
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SOT
IN Q=The first earth
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Goodmanson/Frito Lay V.P.; :21
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Econ. Development Director; :36
SUPER=01-Jeff Taylor/Region 2000; 1:00
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:10
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( The first earth was turned on Frito Lay's new Lynchburg facility this morning, but the wheels of negotiation have been turning for months.
Lynchburg edged out five localities in three other states for the 150 million dollar plant.
Other cities offered bigger incentives, but Frito Lay says Governor George Allen and Lynchburg's leaders helped make the difference.
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SOT 10:40:04 (#2)
IN Q=And we found

((RICHARD GOODMANSON/FRITO LAY V.P.: AND WE FOUND THREE SITES THAT COULD HAVE MET OUR NEEDS, BUT IT WAS THE LEADERSHIP WE FOUND IN VIRGINIA AND IN PARTICULAR IN LYNCHBURG AND THE COMMITMENT YOU MADE IN HELPING US TO GROW OUR BUSINESS THAT MADE THIS THE BEST CHOICE FOR US.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=choice for us.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:32:50 (#3)
IN Q=So you had

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECON. DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: SO YOU HAD TO PUT ALL THE INCENTIVES TOGETHER, WITH ALL OF THE WHAT I'LL CALL THE HUMAN CAPITAL, THINGS THAT PEOPLE COULD DO AND WOULD DO AND EXHIBITED THAT THEY HAD DONE IN THE PAST TO HELP A NEW COMPANY GET STARTED HERE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=get started here.


Construction starts in July, with the plant scheduled to open in 1998.
800 new jobs will be created.. and central Virginia figures to see two and a half billion dollars pumped into its economy over the next ten years.
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SOT 12:28:45
IN Q=For every 100

((JEFF TAYLOR/REGION 2000: FOR EVERY 100 JOBS, YOU ADD TWO AND A HALF TO THREE MILLION DOLLARS IN RETAIL SALES ALONE A YEAR IN THIS REGION, SO WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT IN THOSE TERMS, THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=that's significant.
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SU
IN Q=In welcoming

((In welcoming Frito Lay, Mayor Jim Whitaker borrowed a line from one of its ads, saying when it comes to new plants, he hopes they can't build just one. But at least for now, one is enough for the Hill City. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))


8James-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


Meantime, some bad economic news in Buchannan.
One of the town's largest employers is laying off workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


In a statement, James River Limestone officials say 16 of their 101 workers have been let go.
The job cuts apparently stem from the "temporary" loss of a major contract.
Both manufacturing and administrative employees were affected.
The company produces limestone products for home, farm, and industrial use.
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8Schmidt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The director of George Allen's embattled Department of Environmental Quality is stepping down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Peter Schmidt has headed D-E-Q since 19-94.
He's seen the department through a difficult downsizing.
An independent state probe last year showed low morale among D-E-Q employees -- many of whom felt they were being forced to compromise environmental principles to help corporations.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=None


Schmidt said in a statement yesterday that it was hard to leave the agency, but it was time to go home to his family.

8Pitts-County


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you live in Pittsylvania County get ready for a tax increase.
The Board of Supervisors approved a new 84- million dollar budget plan Wednesday that includes a tax hike.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/Last Week;


The board's vote comes one week after county residents challenged the hike at a public hearing.
The new budget includes a 20-percent increase in the county real estate tax.
It also raises the per ton tipping fee at the landfill by eight dollars.
The new budget takes affect July first.
It also includes a three percent pay raise for county employees.
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8Weather


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the forecast -
Mild temperatures to start the day.
For the rest of your Friday look for partly cloudy skies, with a chance of an afternoon shower.
Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.
Your nighttime temperatures will be in the low to mid 60's. chance of a shower or thunderstorm- highs will be in the mid 80's. And looking ahead, tomorrow is going to be partly sunny and breezy, with a