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VO-NAT


Jeff Artis, who lost Tuesday's city council race, says he's quitting the Republican party and has harsh words for the city's party leader.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And Continental Airlines fires two pilots after it rules they were responsible for a shakey landing in Houston. wx-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Artis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of
GRAPHIC=artis


Conservative Roanoke republican Jeff Artis is leaving the party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Artis tells News 7 -- quote -- "I can no longer support a political party whose most powerful faction does not support me as a candidate or respect me as a black man."
He also called Ralph Smith-- the city's party chairman --homophobic and racist.
Smith says Artis is entitled to his opinion, and that he does not understand why he is being called a racist.
Artis was recently defeated in Roanoke's city council elections.
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Pilots-fired


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


New information on a Continental Airlines mishap last February points to pilot error.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX;


Sources tell C-B-S News the crew forgot to lower the landing gear, sending the DC-9 on a mile-long skid along a Houston airport runway.
No passengers were seriously hurt.
Continental Airlines says the two pilots involved were fired within days of the incident.
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Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


A partially decomposed body found in Culpeper County is that of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
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VO-NAT


Authorities identified the body through an autopsy.
Reynolds disappeared two months ago when she was traveling on U-S 29.
Witnesses told police they saw her talking with a clean cut young man who appeared to be helping her look under the hood of her car.
SUPER=03-Lignum;


A neighbor found her body Tuesday in the Lig-num area of the County.
Family members say the news is the end of a long ordeal.
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SOT 11:28:00
IN Q=One of the hardest
SUPER=01-Sadie Showalter/Alicia's Mother;
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OUT Q=peacefully resting.
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VO-NAT


After Reynolds disappeared, police got numerous reports of women being approached by a man while driving on U-S 29.
The description given by the women matches the man last seen with Reynolds.
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Tuggle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A federal appeals court grants a 30 day stary of executuion for a convicted murderer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Lem Tuggle was scheduled to die June 6th.
The stay granted yesterday gives Tuggle time to ask the U-S Supreme Court to review his case.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Tuggle was convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a Smyth County woman.
He is also the last surviving member of six death row inmates who escaped from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in 1984.


Lindsey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=NONE


William Ray Lindsey will serve seven years in prison for killing a man with an axe at Rural Retreat campground last September.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape;


Lindsey pled guilty this week to second degree murder in the death of Jabe Ferguson.
Lindsey struck Ferguson in the head with an axe, then fled to Tennessee with his companion, Kerri Ann Koehler.
In January a judge dismissed murder charges against Koehler for lack of evidence.
Lindsey was ordered to serve seven years of a 20-year sentence.
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Margiotta


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Henrico County officer who helped stop a central Virginia crime spree was honored for his work yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co./File Tape;


It all happened last fall when Brad (Mc-Cumby) McCombie was shot and killed during a gun battle with Henrico County police officer Andy Margiotta
(mar-jee-AH-tuh).


Margiotta was injured in that shootout, but made a full recovery.
Now he's re-living the incident to help teach other officers about survival training.
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SOT 13:52:55
IN Q=At the time

((OFFICER ANDY MARGIOTTA/HENRICO CO. POLICE: AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT, I WAS VERY SHY, I DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO TALK TO ANYBODY ABOUT IT. I JUST WANTED TO GET BACK TO WORK AND HAVE THE WHOLE THING FORGOTTEN ABOUT. BUT IT IS GRATIFYING THAT OVER SIX MONTHS DOWN THE ROAD, THE PEOPLE ARE STILL REMEMBERING IT AND THINK HIGHLY OF ME AND MY ACTIONS AND IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT.)) ((CHIEF CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AS MUCH AS WE WOULD HOPE THAT NONE OF THEM WOULD EVER HAVE TO UNDERGO THIS, WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS DOES OCCUR, YOUR MENTAL PREPARATION, THE PREPARATION THAT YOU'VE UNDERGONE WITH YOUR FAMILY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO YOUR SURVIVAL.))
SUPER=01-Andy Margiotta/Henrico Co. Police; :00
SUPER=01-Chief Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police; :19
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OUT Q=important to your survival.
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VO-NAT


Bennett and Lynchburg mayor Jim Whitaker presented Margiotta with a
(Commen-Dation) commendation for his work last fall.


Margiotta was in Appomattox yesterday at a police survival training seminar.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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Turning now to sports --
G-W Danville has a new head basketball coach.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
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WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-5 Movie Review
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SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth's review of "James and the Giant Peach."
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IN Q=Nat So...
SUPER=18-"James & the Giant Peach"; :00
SUPER=24-Courtesy: Skeffington Productions; :05
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"B+"; :42
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :48
RUNS=:53
OUT Q=interested as well.

(( Anna Wentworth/Movie Review: Paul Terry is James, a poor little tyke, who hides inside a giant peach. It's here the live action stops and everything becomes animated.
As James explores his new world, he meets a troop of insects, the debonair grasshopper, Blowhard centipede, motherly ladybug, and an elegant spider who sing some Randy Newman songs in clever production numbers. ((JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH:SOUNDTRACK NUMBER: LOVE, ITS THE STRANGEST THING. LOVE, KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT IT WANTS TO DO. LET'S GET OUT OF HERE.))
"James & the Giant Peach" gets an "B+". This beautifully animated fantasy has enough action for kids and enough of author Roald Dahl's dark side to keep adults interested as well.))
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York


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Business News


160 new jobs are on the way to Botetourt County.
That's according to a Fortune 500 company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


York International says it bought a shell building in Fincastle, for more than one million dollars.
York is known worldwide for making air conditioning and refrigeration machinery.
State and local officials welcomed the technology giant and believe York's decision to move here might attract other businesses.
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SOT 10:41:06
IN Q=When companies as large

((GAYLE MORGAN/STATE REP. OF COMMERCE AND TRADE: WHEN COMPANIES AS LARGE AND AS EXCELLENT AS YORK INTERNATIONAL LOCATE IN AN AREA IT MAKES OTHER SIMILAR SITUATED COMPANIES IN AN AREA SAY, HUMPH... I WONDER WHAT THEY KNOW THAT WE DON'T KNOW, WE BETTER GO AND LOOK IN THAT AREA AND SEE IF MAYBE WE WANT TO LOCATE THERE TOO.))
SUPER=01-Gayle Morgan/State Rep. of Commerce and Trade;
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OUT Q=to locate there too.
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VO-NAT


The Botetourt site beat out 22 other communities in four states.
York officials plan to move into the building in August.
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Route-58


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


The Allen Administration is giving up on making all of route 58 four lanes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smyth Co.;


The section east of Abingdon, that goes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area is too environmentally sensitive.
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SOT 02:27:56
IN Q=From an environmental

((ROB MARTINEZ/VA. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE, I DON'T THINK IT'S JUSTIFIED. PERSONALLY I DON'T THINK IT'S JUSTIFIED TO RUIN THAT AREA WITH THAT KIND OF FACILITY. HOWEVER, CLEARLY THERE IS A NEED FOR SAFER ROADS. THE EXISTING ROUTE 58 THAT CONNECTS FROM VOLNEY TO DAMASCUS IS NOT SAFE.))
SUPER=01-Rob Martinez/Va. Transportation Secretary;
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OUT Q=is not safe
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SS=NONE


Martinez says he's already talked with officials in Smyth, Washington, and Grayson counties about some safety improvements to the two-lane road.
The state will hold new public hearings on the idea.

Power-Line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=American Electric


Plans to build a high voltage power line hit another snag, this one in WEST VIRGINIA.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The U-S Park Service in West Virginia says it doesn't want the line to cross the New River in Summers County as proposed by American Electric Power.
The company wants to run it more than 100 miles from Wyoming County, West Virginia to Botetourt County.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


A-E-P says it needs the line to meet future customer demand.
The project is under review by the National Forest Service in Virginia, but it's delayed the release of the study several times.


Harris-Teeter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


Six Harris Teeter supermarkets in the area will soon be locally owned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The North Carolina chain will sell the stores to Harden Foods- a new company that'll be based in Altavista.
The stores being sold are in Reidsville, North Carolina, Altavista, Amherst, Salem, South Boston and South Hill.
They will be renamed "Fresh and Friendly" stores, emphasizing fresh perishable products and excellent customer service.
Harris Teeter says it's selling the stores because they don't fit in with the company's long term goals.
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2-scores


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


Shaquille O'Neal poured in a playoff career-high 41 points as Orlando took its N-B-A series opener over Atlanta.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=103-St. Louis/==5/Detroit/==4//Colorado/==3/Chicago/==2;



SUPER=93-Prince William/==5/Salem/==1//Prince William/==4/Salem/==1;
SUPER=93-Kinston/==8/Lynchburg/==7;



Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
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WRITER=ldo
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
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SUPER=13-Slam Duncan/J93 Air Personality;



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2headlines


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=mel
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Jeff Artis, who lost Tuesday's city council race, says he's quitting the Republican party.
He says the party did not respect him as a black man, and he calls the city's party chairman homophobic and racist.
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VO-NAT


Continental Airlines fires two pilots after it rules they were responsible for a shakey landing in Houston.
Sources say in February the crew failed to lower the landing gear sending a passenger jet on a mile long skid.
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VO-NAT


An state authorities say a body found Tuesday in Culpeper County has been identified as Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
The 25- year- old Baltimore women disappeared two months ago while traveling on U-S 29.
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ANCHOR=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday May 9th.
ANCHOR=Beth
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Jeff-Artis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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GRAPHIC=artis


Conservative Roanoke republican Jeff Artis is leaving the party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Artis tells News 7 -- quote -- "I can no longer support a political party whose most powerful faction does not support me as a candidate or respect me as a black man."
He also called Ralph Smith-- the city's party chairman --homophobic and racist.
Smith says Artis is entitled to his opinion, and that he does not understand why he is being called a racist.
Artis was recently defeated in Roanoke's city council elections.
He says he will continue to support Republicans Bob Goodlatte, Jim Gilmore and John Warner.
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Warner-Miller


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=warner, john


Republican voters have just over one month to sort out their feelings about Warner and and his opponent
SS=miller, jim

Jim Miller.
Yesterday, the contest over who's the real conservative heated up.
Ellen Qualls explains.
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IN Q=Wonkish economist
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Tanya Metaksa/National Rifle Association; :19
SUPER=@miller; 23:
SUPER=01-Eric Peterson/Warner Spokesman; :47
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:31
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Wonkish economist Jim Miller collects guns and says he'll defend yours.
Senator John Warner has the heads of elk and pheasants he's shot on his walls, and has been historically backed by the National Rifle Association.
But today, NRA legislative director Tonya Metaksa had to choose one.
sot 01:23;24

((TONYA METAKSA/NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION: UNFORTUNATELY, WE DID NOT LEAVE JOHN WARNER. JOHN WARNER LEFT US.))
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sot 01;20:40

((JIM MILLER/(R) U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: NOW I'M GRATEFUL...US SENATE.))
runs=:10


Miller hammers Warner for supporting the Brady bill, limiting handgun purchases and inspired by Reagan staffer Jim Brady after he got a bullet meant for the President.
A Warner spokesman says Reagan and a majority of Republicans supported the Brady bill at the time.
sot 03:57:27

((ERIC PETERSON/WARNER SPOKESMAN: IT'S JUST AN INDICATION OF THE WEAKNESS OF HIS CAMPAIGN. THAT HE HAS TO RELY ON ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE NRA TO HELP HIM GET HIS MESSAGE ACROSS THE STATE. What's wrong with the NRA? THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THE NRA. BUT IF HIS CAMPAIGN WERE STRONG, HE'D BE DOING THAT ON HIS OWN.))
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But Warner's firing back on TV.
His ammo?
His record -- which he's labelling conservative, four times in 30 seconds.
nat sot ad 03:53;27

((HE FOUGHT TO REBUILD THE AMERICAN MILITARY. AND WORKED AT RONALD REAGAN'S SIDE TO HELP END THE COLD WAR. WINNING THE RESPECT OF CONSERVATIVE LEADERS.))
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sot 01:27:07

((JIM MILLER: WE'LL BE GOING UP LATER WITH OUR MEDIA CAMPAIGN. THIS IS PRETTY EARLY TO GO UP. IT REFLECTS THE FACT THAT HE'S JUST GOT A BUNDLE OF MONEY.))
runs=:09



SOT STANDUP 04:24;11

((WITH THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY JUST OVER ONE MONTH AWAY, EXPECT TO SEE A LOT MORE OF BOTH OF THESE MEN. BECAUSE THERE'S NO SENSE IN SAVING YOUR CAMPAIGN BUDGET UNTIL AFTER YOU'VE LOST THE NOMINATION. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
RUNS=:13))


Fund-raiser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=democrats


It was a profitable night for Democrats.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The party raised a record 12- point three million dollars at a fundraiser last night in Washington.
About three thousand dined at the Washington Convention Center and listened to singer Stevie Wonder and comedian Robin Williams.
President Clinton urged Democrats not to be complacent, despite his lead in the polls.
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Gas-Tax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The gas tax and minimum wage issues have the Senate tied in knots.
Republicans want to roll back the gas tax.
Democrats say they'll go along, if there's an increase in the minimum wage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole says that if the President wants to end gridlock, he should talk to his own party.
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IN Q=i have offered

(( SEN. BOB DOLE:I HAVE OFFERED SEPARATE VOTES ON THE MINIMUN WAGE AND THE GAS TAX REPEAL WHICH SEEMS VERY FAIR AND REASONABLE. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/Senate Majority Leader;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=fair and reasonable
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Republicans and Democrats may try again today to break the gridlock.

Continental


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


A Continental Airlines accident in February is being blamed on pilot error.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX;


Sources tell C-B-S News the crew forgot to lower the landing gear, sending the DC-9 on a mile-long skid along a Houston airport runway.
No passengers were seriously hurt.
Continental Airlines says the two pilots involved were fired within days of the incident.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


In sports -- the Avalanche lost not one, but TWO games last night.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-5 J93
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Slam Duncan/J93 Air Personality;
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SUPER=13-Dave Hurst/J93 Air Personality;



(Toss to bump)


Artis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of
GRAPHIC=artis


Conservative Roanoke republican Jeff Artis is leaving the party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Artis tells News 7 -- quote -- "I can no longer support a political party whose most powerful faction does not support me as a candidate or respect me as a black man."
He also called Ralph Smith-- the city's party chairman --homophobic and racist.
Smith says Artis is entitled to his opinion, and that he does not understand why he is being called a racist.
Artis was recently defeated in Roanoke's city council elections.
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Alicia-Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morning
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=NONE


The search for Alicia Showalter Reynolds is over.
Her partially decomposed body was found this week in Culpeper County.
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VO-NAT


Authorities identified the body through an autopsy.
Reynolds disappeared two months ago when she was traveling on U-S 29.
Witnesses told police they saw her talking with a clean cut young man who appeared to be helping her look under the hood of her car.
SUPER=03-Lignum;


A neighbor found her body Tuesday in the Lig-num area of the County.
Family members say the news is the end of a long ordeal.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:28:00
IN Q=One of the hardest
SUPER=01-Sadie Showalter/Alicia's Mother;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=peacefully resting.
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VO-NAT


After Reynolds disappeared, police got numerous reports of women being approached by a man while driving on U-S 29.
The description given by the women matches the man last seen with Reynolds
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Lem-Tuggle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=none


A convicted murderer is granted a 30 day stay of execution.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Lem Tuggle was scheduled to die June 6th.
The stay granted yesterday gives Tuggle time to ask the U-S Supreme Court to review his case.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Tuggle was convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a Smyth County woman.
He is also the last surviving member of six death row inmates who escaped from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in 1984.


Victor-Cucci


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=cro
TAPEedit of #94-103
GRAPHIC=Cucci


The government has dropped all but one tax charge against a former Covington restaurateur in exchange for his agreement to pay back taxes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Victor Cucci admitted that he didn't report 116-thousand dollars in income over a four-year period in the 1980s.
The former auto dealer and restaurateur is already serving a 14- year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
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Bostwick


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


A Catholic priest who has served at several Virginia parishes has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of sexually abusing a boy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the 19-80's.
Father John Bostwick the third was ordained in Baltimore in 19-69.
For the past four years, he has served in the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana.
According to church records, Bostwick served briefly at Holy Cross in Lynchburg.

National-Conference


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=NONE


Religious harmony was part of the theme at the 31st annual humanitarian awards dinner last night.
It was hosted by the National Conference of Christians and Jews.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Those receiving honors were Rabbi Jerome Fox of Beth Israel Synagogue, arts and culture advocate Pearl Fu (FOO), and philanthropists Sydney and Rosalie Shaftman.
National Conference president Sanford Cloud addressed the audience at the Hotel Roanoke.
Cloud criticized Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schot-- who recently said Adolph Hitler was "good at the beginning" but then "went too far."
Cloud says public figures should be more careful of their words.
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SOT 21:44:25
IN Q=Their comments

((SANFORD CLOUD/NATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESIDENT: THEIR COMMENTS CAN BE SO VERY HURTFUL-- NOT ONLY TO A PARTICULAR SEGMENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BUT TO ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE. AND I REALLY THINK THAT AN APOLOGY IS IN ORDER. ))
SUPER=01-Sanford Cloud/National Conference President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=apology is in order
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VO-NAT


Cloud, along with other participants of the conference paid tribute to the late T-V personality and fitness expert Artie Levin-- who passed away last week.
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SOT 21:46:09
IN Q=he was a giant

((HE WAS A GIANT OF A MAN, AS HE RELATES TO TRYING TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER ACROSS RACIAL, ETHIC, AND CULTURAL LINES. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=CULTURAL LINES
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=none


Just a decade ago, Levin received the humanitarian award.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=mlb logo


Turning now to sports --
Dwight Gooden settled down after a three-run first and pitched the New York Yankees to a 10-to-3 rout of Detroit.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=91-White Sox/=11/Baltimore/==2//Texas/==4/Toronto/==2;
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SUPER=92-San Diego/==5/Pittsburgh/==4//Pittsburgh/==4/San Diego/==3;
SUPER=92-Florida/==6/NY Mets/==3//Atlanta/==5/Colorado/==1;
SUPER=92-Montreal/==4/Chi Cubs/==2//Cincinnati/==5/Los Angeles/==0;
SUPER=92-Philadelphia/==2/Houston/==1//San Francisco/=10/St. Louis/==7;



SUPER=93-Prince William/==5/Salem/==1//Prince William/==4/Salem/==1;
SUPER=93-Kinston/==8/Lynchburg/==7;



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SUPER=103-St. Louis/==5/Detroit/==4//Colorado/==3/Chicago/==2;