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7Wythe-Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=shooting


In Wythe County a convicted killer is now charged with another murder.
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VO-NAT


Police say 54-year-old Ronald Lloyd Sutphin (SUT-FIN) shot 31-year old Tony Ray Dunford early yesterday morning.
Dunford died in the hospital five hours after the shooting.
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Police say it happened at Suthphin's home in Ivanhoe.
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IN Q=at this point

((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO.: AT THIS POINT WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE MOTIVE WAS OR IF THERE WERE ANY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.))
SUPER=@Pike
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VO-NAT


Sheriff Pike says Suthphin has a history of violent crimes- and that'll be considered in court.
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((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO.: THEY USE A FIREARM AGAIN OR INVOLVED IN NARCOTICS AND FIREARMS THEN THEY MAY BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR THE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACT AND IS VERY SPECIFIC NOT ONLY ABOUT WHAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE BUT THE NUMBER OF YEARS THEY MAY SERVE.))
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OUT Q=they may serve.
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VO-NAT


Sutphin was convicted of second degree murder in Grayson County in 1974, but was released after serving less than seven years.
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7Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


A freak accident last night claimed the life of a former Salem fire captain.
Authorities say 70- year- old Charles G. King was killed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Police say King owned cattle on a 33- acre farm on Spillway Lane.
The investigation indicates King was closing the gate on the property, when
his vehicle rolled over him. (----------------)



7Salem-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Salem


Things could soon be a little greener in the Roanoke Valley.
Salem City Council is considering building a municipal golf course.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, council last night found a consultant's study on par with the city's needs.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Walter Franke/Citizens Committee; :26
SUPER=01-Alex Brown/Salem City Councilman; :47
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :58
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(( It may be hard to imagine this former landfill as an 18- hole golf course-- but Salem officials are hoping their idea will score big profits.
Mowles Springs Park closed in 1994.
Since then, the National Golf Foundation has done a feasibility study on the 250- acre property.
The study found the site suitable-- and a high demand for more golf courses in the area.
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SOT 20:45:12

((WALTER FRANKE/CITIZENS COMMITTEE: THIS WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAINTAIN THE GREEN SPACE THERE AS A GOLF COURSE. IT WOULD PAY FOR ITSELF AND FURNISH REVENUE TO THE CITY.))
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While voter concern over higher taxes is often par for the course, council says the project will be a business decision-- and won't likely go to referendum.
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SOT 21:22:05

((ALEX BROWN/SALEM CITY COUNCILMAN: WE'RE LOOKING FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO SUPPLEMENT OUR TAX BASE, NOT TO INCREASE TAXES. AND WE THINK POSSIBLY, A GOLF COURSE CAN BE A WAY OF DOING THAT. ))
RUNS=:11


But before Council can take a swing at the proposed golf course-- they'll have the citizens committee recommend an architect and collect more financial information.
The committee is expected to report back in six months to a year.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Salem. ))






7Salt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=NONE


Senior citizens in Covington are saying NO to crime and YES to teamwork.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


A group of seniors is joining forces with police to learn new crime prevention techniques.
They call themselves SALT-- "Seniors and Lawmen Together."
They're classes range from identifying scam artists to personal self defense.
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SOT 11:43:41 (EDITOR: You can cover some of this bite if you like.)
IN Q=And this is a

((SGT. S.C. HAYNES/COVINGTON POLICE: AND THIS IS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH THEIR SENIOR CITIZENS AND KNOW THEM A LOT BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. S.C. Haynes/Covington Police;
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OUT Q=more personal basis.
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VO-NAT


These seniors say the classes give them a feeling of empowerment.
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SOT 11:49:33
IN Q=Contractors come around

((ALEXANDER TYLER/SALT COUNCIL CHAIRMAN: CONTRACTORS COME AROUND AND THEY PUT PRESSURE ON THE SENIOR CITIZENS TO DO WORK THAT SHOULD NOT BE DONE. SO WE'RE TRYING TO INFORM THEM WHAT NOT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Alexander Tyler/SALT Council Chairman;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=what not to do.
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VO-NAT


The SALT Council has been around almost a year and it meets once a month.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be cloudy and cool with periods of drizzle and rain.
Thunderstorms are likely.
Temperatures will be in the upper 60s.

55Miller


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NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=miller, jim


Republican Senate candidate Jim Miller gets to try out a new radio ad today.

It accuses
SS=Warner, John

Senator John Warner of being a liberal-- who voted for tax increases and gun control.
But Warner says Miller's ad won't fool Virginians.


55Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Warner
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Meantime, a leading Southside lawmaker campaigned on Warner's behalf yesterday in Danville, after foggy weather kept Virginia's Senior Senator grounded elsewhere.
Republican Charles Hawkins says Warner has what it takes to represent the Southside, because he understands the important role of agriculture.
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IN Q=Many, many people

((CHARLES HAWKINS:MANY, MANY PEOPLE ARE CRITICAL OF THE SENATOR FOR VARIOUS THINGS THAT TOOK PLACE IN OTHER CAMPAIGNS, BUT THAT'S OTHER CAMPAIGNS, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN, RUNNING FOR US SENATOR TO REPRESENT THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT ELECTION BY ELECTION TO MAKE SURE WE PUT IN NOT ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED PEOPLE WE HAVE BUT ALSO THE MOST ELECTABLE PEOPLE WE HAVE. ))
SUPER=@Hawkins; :00
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OUT Q=we have.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=John Warner


Hawkins says Warner is the only Senator in Washington he knows of who has an agriculture background.

55L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg councilman Jim Curling leaves office July 1st, but he will continue to serve the city.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Last night, Curling was appointed to fill one of the two vacant seats on the city's planning commission.
Ironically, Curling lost his re- election bid after battling with fellow Republicans over the WAY city council makes appointments to various boards and commissions.
Still, he says his own appointment was not unexpected.
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SOT 18:54:59
IN Q=So it wasn't

((JIM CURLING/PLANNING COMMISSION APPOINTEE: SO IT WASN'T REALLY THAT MUCH OF A SURPRISE BECAUSE I FELT LIKE THE MAJORITY OF COUNCIL WAS IN FAVOR OF ME, BUT ANYWAY I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME AND I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT OF MY FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBERS AND I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN TO SERVE THE CITY ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION.)) ((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT BASICALLY WENT DOWN WITH A MIXED NOMINATION PROCESS, ONE FOR THEIR SIDE AND ONE FOR OUR SIDE, SO I WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE BASICALLY GOT HALF A LOAF, WHICH IS BETTER THAN NO LOAF, BUT WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE DIVERSITY THAT I'M STILL LOOKING FOR.))
SUPER=01-Jim Curling/Planning Commission Appointee; :00
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :16
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OUT Q=I'm still looking for.
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VO-NAT


Haskins says he expects another battle with Republicans over the three school board appointments council will make next month.
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55Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


Optical Cable continues to hook up with new customers amid a Wall Street frenzy over shares of its stock.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The Roanoke County company has won a contract, potentially worth half a million dollars, to supply fiber optic cable to Kobe (ko-BAY) Steel.
The news didn't boost Optical Cable's price per share though.
The stock was trading as high as 138 dollars last week.
But it slid yesterday, for the second straight day, dropping 13 points to close at 78 dollars a share.
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55Earles-Tree


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=None


Two Danville Middle Schoolers killed in a traffic accident were remembered yesterday with a tree planting ceremony.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The trees were planted at Edwin Gibson Middle school.
12- year old Jami Earles and her 10- year old brother, James were killed in a car accident at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Route 265.
Their death has been especially hard on the children's classmates-- one child wrote a poem.
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IN Q=I asked why

((TIFFANY LONG: I ASKED WHY DID HE DIE BECAUSE IT HURTS WHEN LIKE PEOPLE DIES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. STANCIL JACKSON:IT MEANS A LOT TO ME BECAUSE JAMES WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO ME, HE WAS ALWAYS A FRIEND FROM KINDERGARTEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH FOURTH. I SAW HIM ONE DAY AND HE WAS GONE THE NEXT AND IT MADE ME FEEL BAD BECAUSE I COULDN'T SEE HIM ANYMORE. ))
SUPER=07-Tiffany Long; :00
SUPER=07-Stancil Jackson; :08
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OUT Q=him anymore.
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VO-NAT


The children raised the money to buy the trees.
A plague will be placed nearby.
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55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be cloudy and cool with periods of drizzle and rain, with possible thunderstorms this afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the upper 60s.
The chance for rain continues tonight, then becoming clear late - lows will be in the mid 50s.
Tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies with warmer temperatures.
Highs should reach the lower 70s.

8Wythe-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=shooting


A man convicted of murder in Grayson County two decades ago is now facing a murder charge in Wythe County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Police say 54-year-old Ronald Lloyd Sutphin (SUT-FIN) shot 31-year old Tony Ray Dunford early yesterday morning.
Dunford died in the hospital five hours after the shooting.
Police say it happened at Suthphin's home in Ivanhoe.
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SOT
IN Q=at this point

((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO.: AT THIS POINT WE DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE MOTIVE WAS OR IF THERE WERE ANY DRUGS OR ALCOHOL.))
SUPER=@Pike
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=drugs or alcohol.
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VO-NAT


Sheriff Pike says Suthphin has a history of violent crimes- and that'll be considered in court.
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SOT
IN Q=they use a firearm

((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO.: THEY USE A FIREARM AGAIN OR INVOLVED IN NARCOTICS AND FIREARMS THEN THEY MAY BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR THE VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACT AND IS VERY SPECIFIC NOT ONLY ABOUT WHAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE DONE BUT THE NUMBER OF YEARS THEY MAY SERVE.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=they may serve.
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VO-NAT


Sutphin was convicted of second degree murder in Grayson County in 19-74, but was released after serving less than seven years.
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8Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


Authorities say a former Salem fire captain was killed last night by his own vehicle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Police say 70- year- old Charles King owned cattle on a 33- acre farm on Spillway Lane.
The investigation indicates King was closing the gate on the property, when
his vehicle rolled over him. (----------------)



8County-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


The new Roanoke County school budget approaches 80- million dollars.
County supervisors have given that budget their approval.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The new spending plan represents a five percent increase in funding.
It includes a pay raise for teachers, and more money to hire resource officers and cover the rising cost of special education.
The supervisors raised a few complaints, but ultimately approved the budget on a unanimous vote.
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IN Q=This budget has some

((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: THE BUDGET HAS SOME ITEMS IN IT. IF I WERE IN CHARGE I WOULD MAKE SOME AMMENDMENTS, BUT ON BALANCE, IT'S WORTHY OF ADOPTION BY THIS BOARD, SO I WILL MOVE THE STAFF'S RECOMMENDATION.)) ((DEANNA GORDON/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK WE ALL FEEL. I KNOW THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DO, AND I BELIEVE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FEEL ALSO THAT HIS IS A GOOD FISCAL PLAN AND IT ALLOWS US TO MAKE SOME IMPROVEMENTS IN SALARIES AND OTHER ITEMS IN THE BUDGET AND CONTINUE THE FINE TRADITIONS OF ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS.))
SUPER=@Nickens; :00
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/School Superintendent; :16
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OUT Q=Roanoke County schools.
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VO-NAT


The local share of the school budget is more than 42- million dollars.
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8Housing-Authority


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


More police protection is planned for Danville's five public housing communities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


There was concern the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority would lose federal money to provide two full time police officers to patrol the housing communities.
That's because housing officials were unaware it would take nearly a year to train the officers.
But an agreement's been worked out with Danville's Police Chief.
The officers are now training by patrolling two housing communities with an experienced officer.
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18:54:45
IN Q=The only

((KENNY WIGGINS/SECURITY MANAGER:THE ONLY WAY THAT WE CAN REALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEMS IN A COMMUNITY IS FOR THE POLICE TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITIES. SO THIS IS LIKE THE FIRST STEP AND ONCE YOU START THE FIRST STEP, JUST KEEP ON GOING. ))
SUPER=01-Kenny Wiggins/Security Manager; :00
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OUT Q=keep on going.
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VO-NAT


The officers will continue their localized training until July when they'll attend the police academy.
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8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be cloudy and cool with periods of drizzle and rain, with possible thunderstorms this afternoon.
Temperatures will be in the upper 60s.
The chance for rain continues tonight, then becoming clear late - lows will be in the mid 50s. Highs should reach the lower 70s. Tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies with warmer temperatures.