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VO-NAT


New York police think they may have captured a serial killer.
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And the so called suicide doctor attends another death. Wx-Head
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Kevorkian


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Death number 30.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian has attended another death -- this time it was a Virginia woman who had a malignant brain tumor.
One of Kevorkian's lawyers identifies the woman as 58-year-old Lona Jones of Chester.
Her body was reportedly taken to a Pontiac, Michigan hospital late last night.
This is the the second suicide Kevorkian has attended in just over a week and his 30th since 19-90.
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Church-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fire

Yet another fire overnight at a church with a predominantly black congregation. This time it's a church in Berlin Maryland which has been destroyed by fire. President Clinton is set to meet today with prosecutors and the governors of several Southern states, including Governor George Allen, to discuss the recent rash of church burnings.

CHOPPER-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Helicopter Crash


A Fort Campbell, Kentucky, spokesman says an amateur videotape may show how yesterday's transport helicopter collision happened.
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VO-NAT
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The crash left six soldiers dead and 30 other people injured.
A post spokesman says the tape appears to show one of the Blackhawk helicopters veering into the other at tree-top level.
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But the spokesman says he can't speculate why that might have happened.
The helicopters were taking part in a training exercise to rescue injured soldiers at the time of the accident.
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((LIKE I SAID, IT HAPPENED SO QUICK, I COULDN'T TELL YOU WHETHER I SAW THIS PARTICULAR AIRCRAFT HIT THAT AIRCRAFT. ONE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SPIN. BOTH AIRCRAFTS HIT THE GROUND))
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This is the second fatal helicopter crash at Fort Campbell this year.
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ZODIAC


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A police standoff in Brooklyn could be the break authorities have been looking for in the East Coast ``Zodiac'' serial killer case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY;


Police say their suspect is Heriberto Seda (ehr-ee-BAYR'-toh SAY'-duh), who was arrested yesterday after he allegedly shot his sister and held police at bay in Brooklyn.
Sources say his fingerprints match two pieces of evidence from a string of 19-90 shootings.
New York police say their ``Zodiac'' is probably a copycat, and not the same one who terrorized San Francisco during the late 1960's and early '70's.
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klaas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;


Meantime, out West a San Jose, California jury delivered a guilty verdict yesterday against Richard Allen Davis.
Davis had confessed to the kidnapping and murder of 12-year old Polly Klaas in Petaluma in 19-93.
The defense is fighting the possibility of a death penalty for Davis.
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Power-Line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline


It could be back to the drawing board for American Electric Power's plans to build a 100 mile power line through western Virginia.
Len Besthoff reports opponents of the project have scored a victory with the release of a report on the line's potential environmental impact.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :09
SUPER=01-Bill Damon/Forest Supervisor; :30
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :47
SUPER=01-Ron Poff/AEP Project Manager; :52
SUPER=@Len2; 1:11
SUPER=01-Ellen Coleman/Power Line Opponent; 1:16 Quick
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(( American Electric Power wants to build a high voltage transmission line from its generation fields in West Virginia to Botetourt County, and about 12 miles of the 115- mile route goes through federal land including the Jefferson National Forest, the New River, and the Appalachian Trail.
For that reason, the U- S Forest Service has to review the lines potential impact and after years of delays, it finally released its findings.
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((BILL DAMON/FOREST SUPERVISOR: BASED ON THE ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION GATHERED TO DATE, WE WOULD NOT ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE POWER LINE ACROSS NATIONAL FOREST OR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LANDS.))
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The Forest Service says AEP's preferred route OR any of its 12 alternatives would have a severe environmental impact.
This decision left AEP shocked, infuriated, and with few options.
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SOT AEP Tape 14:19:19
IN Q=You may be

((RON POFF/AEP PROJECT MANAGER: YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SNAKE THROUGH SOME VARIOUS OPENINGS IN THE JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST, BUT YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT GET HERE WITHOUT CROSSING THE NEW RIVER OR THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. SO THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE YOU HAVE HERE IS NOT A TRANSMISSION ALTERNATIVE.))
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AEP says the Forest Service is ignoring the area's need for more power.
As you might guess, the findings have the line's opponents overjoyed.
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((ELLEN COLEMAN/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THIS PROJECT IS DEAD, AND WE REALLY NEED APCO TO FACE IT.))
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Before the Forest Service makes a final decision, it will go through a three month public comment period.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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In sports --good news for area baseball fans. Another two teams have taken to the diamond for the summer. Mike Stevens has that story and more.
Good morning Mike.
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L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=Education


Re-districting will NOT take place in the Lynchburg city school system next year or possibly for the next several years.
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VO-NAT
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School officials worried that potential residential development would force them to redraw the city's high school and middle school attendance zones.
But a committee studying the numbers says the projections are not enough to justify moving students around.
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((CHIP JAMERSON/REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE: IN THIS DECISION WE'RE LOOKING AT NEBULOUS PROJECTIONS AND WE'RE LOOKING AT POSSIBILITIES BUT WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT ANYTHING THAT HAS ANY ABSOLUTE CONCRETE BASIS TO IT.))
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VO-NAT


The school board last night voted to leave the attendance districts alone.
They could revisit the issue if high school populations become too imbalanced.
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School-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Summer vacation may be a little sweeter for a Henry county teenager.
A judge has reversed the school board's decision to expel 16- year- old Brian Wood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Friday;


Wood was expelled from Bassett High School earlier this year for carrying a pocket knife on a field trip.
His parents sued the school system-- saying expulsion was too extreme for Wood's violating the weapons policy.
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The judge ordered the school board to re- examine the matter.
At this point, Wood can return to school in the Fall.

Lady-Cop


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wife, mother, and sheriff's deputy--
Tammy Pickerul is Henry County's only female officer.
And as Kimberly McBroom reports, Pickerul would like to see more women on patrol in Southside Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Tammy Pickurel/Henry Co. Sheriff's Deputy; :21
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; 1:09
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(( Tammy Pickurel says she's treated just like one of the guys-- and that's the way she likes it.
Pickurel has worked the rural, but active Henry County beat for nearly seven years.
As the department's only female deputy, she takes some good- natured ribbing from her male counterparts.
But Pickurel says being a woman in uniform has its advantages.
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((TAMMY PICKUREL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: I COME IN HANDY EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, YOU KNOW, DEALING WITH OTHER FEMALES, AND SOMETIMES WITH SMALL CHILDREN, I ALSO HAVE A DIFFERENT PROSPECTIVE OR OUTLOOK ON SOME SITUATIONS THAT MIGHT GIVE A DIFFERENT IDEA ON HOW TO HANDLE SOMETHING. ))
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She says southside Virginia is sorely lacking in female officers-- but it takes a certain kind of woman to handle the job.
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((YOU DON'T JUST WALK IN AND SAY, OKAY, I'M PUTTING ON A BROWN UNIFORM-- LET'S GO OUT THERE AND FIGHT CRIME. YOU'VE GOT TO GO TO SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL IS NOT EASY. IT'S PHYSICAL. YOU'VE GOT TO JUST-- YOU'VE JUST GOT TO WANT TO DO IT. ))
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Pickurel's background includes her service as a U.S. Marine.
She was stationed in Quantico during Operation Desert Storm.
Her dedication and courage have earned her the respect of the department's leader.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: TAMMY IS FEARLESS. INCIDENTALLY, SHE'S GOTTEN HURT A FEW TIMES WHERE SHE'S REFUSED TO BACK UP AND A LOT OF PEOPLE, MEN AND WOMEN, JUST SIMPLY WON'T DO THAT. THEY'RE NOT CUT OUT FOR IT, BUT TAMMY IS. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE SHERIFF SAYS HE'D JUST AS SOON HAVE PICKUREL BACK HIM UP AS ANY MALE DEPUTY ON HIS STAFF-- AND HE SAYS HE'D WELCOME MORE FEMALE OFFICERS JUST LIKE HER. ))
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2-Scores


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NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo

Rookie Roger Cedeno (suh-DAYN'-yoh) drove in four runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 9-to-6 win over the Chicago Cubs in the first game of a doubleheader. Then the Cubs' Brant Brown slammed a pair of solo homers as Chicago took the second game 7-to-4. For that and the rest of the baseball scores let's check the boards.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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One of the most notorious and mysterious murder cases in New York City's history may have finally been solved.
A police source says a man arrested yesterday for a shooting in Brooklyn could be the so-called Zodiac killer, who stalked New Yorkers in the summer of 1990.
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian has reportedly attended another death.
This time it was a 58-year-old Virginia woman who had a malignant brain tumor.
It's the 30th for the assisted suicide advocate.
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For weeks, he's been called the Unabomber suspect.
Now, Ted Kaczynski is actually charged with some of the Unabomber crimes.
A federal grand jury indicted Kaczynski yesterday in Sacramento, California.
He was charged in four of the bombing attacks.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday June 19th.
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Church-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fire

Yet another fire overnight at a church with a predominantly black congregation. This time it's a church in Berlin Maryland which has been destroyed by fire. President Clinton is set to meet today with prosecutors and the governors of several Southern states, including Governor George Allen, to discuss the recent rash of church burnings.

Kevorkian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Jack Kevorkian


Death number 30.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian has attended another death -- this time it was a Virginia woman who had a malignant brain tumor.
One of Kevorkian's lawyers identifies the woman as 58-year-old Lona Jones of Chester.
Her body was reportedly taken to a Pontiac, Michigan hospital late last night.
This is the the second suicide Kevorkian has attended in just over a week and his 30th since 19-90.
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UNABOMBER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Ted Kaczynski


Ted Kaczynski is now formally the Unabomber suspect.
Yesterday a federal grand jury in Sacramento indicted him on charges involving four of the bombings.
Two of those bombings were fatal.
Kaczynski faces the death penalty if convicted.
Manuel Gallegus has the story. 4:07:30
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SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA; :00
SUPER=01-David Bischel/CA Forestry Association; :18
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;1:30
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((
The ten count indictment stems from 4 seperate bombing attacks that killed 2 people and wounded two others. three of the attacks were in California. Gilbert Mmurray, head of California's Forrestry Association, was killed at his office Aapril 24, 1995. his successor reacted to the indictement.
Since the attack, the forestry association now x-rays all of its mail. also mentioned in the indictment is the attack on sacramento computer store owner hugh scrutton. he was killed in 1985 when he moved a disguised bomb in his parking lot.
Dr. Charles epstein was wounded in his home in Tiburon, California.
The fourth victim named in the indictment was in connecticut, but prosecutors alleged Kaszynski mailed all the bombs from sacramento.
The case of the new jersey executive killed in an alleged unabomber attack in 1994 is not part of this indictment. prosecutors say his case is pending. the next question is, when may kaczynski be moved to california. first he's entitled to a hearing that will determine where he will be when he hears the charges against him.
Tthat's a formality prosecutors say, and Kaczynski will likely be arraigned in California.
Federal prosecutors did not make a big deal about the indictments.
They're trying to be careful because Kaczynski's defense already has an appeal before the supreme court allegeing all the publicity is unfairly hurting his client.
Mmanuel Gallegus, CBS News, Sacramento.))

ZODIAC


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TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A police standoff in Brooklyn could be the break authorities have been looking for in the East Coast ``Zodiac'' serial killer case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY;


Police say their suspect is Heriberto Seda (ehr-ee-BAYR'-toh SAY'-duh), who was arrested yesterday after he allegedly shot his sister and held police at bay in Brooklyn.
Sources say his fingerprints match two pieces of evidence from a string of 19-90 shootings.
New York police say their ``Zodiac'' is probably a copycat, and not the same one who terrorized San Francisco during the late 1960's and early '70's.
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klaas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;


Meantime, out West a San Jose, California jury delivered a guilty verdict yesterday against Richard Allen Davis.
Davis had confessed to the kidnapping and murder of 12-year old Polly Klaas in Petaluma in 19-93.
The defense is fighting the possibility of a death penalty for Davis.
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Jones


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=Danny Jones


A Lynchburg jury has handed down a five-year prison term to a man convicted of a killing another man outside the Glass House restaurant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


29-year old Danny Ricardo Jones argued he acted in self defense when he shot and killed Robert Lewis Allen in January.
But the jury convicted him of voluntary manslaughter and using a firearm in commission of a murder.
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((KIM WHITE/PROSECUTOR: I THINK THE JURY HAD SOME VERY DIFFICULT ISSUES, DIFFICULT FACTS TO DEAL WITH AND I THINK THEY PLUGGED ALL THOSE FACTS INTO THE INSTRUCTIONS AND CAME UP WITH A VERY JUST VERDICT.))
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But the victim's family says five years isn't enough.
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SOT 7:17:31
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((INA ALLEN/VICTIM'S MOTHER: WHERE'S THE JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS IN THAT? TELL ME. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY. GOD BLESS HIM, I HOPE HE CAN LIVE WITH THAT, BECAUSE A PART OF ME IS GONE FOREVER AND HE STILL LIVES.))
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VO-NAT


Jones remains free on bond until his formal sentencing in August.
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3-Sports


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


In sports -- Mike Stevens has a look at a Roanoke Valley tradition, celebrating 25 years of competition.
Good morning Mike.
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Cross-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-10)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales

A judge has sentenced two Pulaski County teen-agers convicted of burning a cross on a black family's lawn.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./File Tape;


The incident happened in March at a home in the county's Mount Olivet section. The two teens will spend 60 days in a juvenile detention center. Pulaski County Judge John Buck yesterday also sentenced the youths to community service and probation. Cross burning is a felony offense in Virginia.
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Power-Line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline


It could be back to the drawing board for American Electric Power's plans to build a 100 mile power line through western Virginia.
Len Besthoff reports opponents of the project have scored a victory with the release of a report on the line's potential environmental impact.
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IN Q=American
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :09
SUPER=01-Bill Damon/Forest Supervisor; :30
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :47
SUPER=01-Ron Poff/AEP Project Manager; :52
SUPER=@Len2; 1:11
SUPER=01-Ellen Coleman/Power Line Opponent; 1:16 Quick
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( American Electric Power wants to build a high voltage transmission line from its generation fields in West Virginia to Botetourt County, and about 12 miles of the 115- mile route goes through federal land including the Jefferson National Forest, the New River, and the Appalachian Trail.
For that reason, the U- S Forest Service has to review the lines potential impact and after years of delays, it finally released its findings.
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SOT 04:36:17 BLACKSBURG TAPE
IN Q=Based on

((BILL DAMON/FOREST SUPERVISOR: BASED ON THE ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION GATHERED TO DATE, WE WOULD NOT ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE POWER LINE ACROSS NATIONAL FOREST OR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LANDS.))
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The Forest Service says AEP's preferred route OR any of its 12 alternatives would have a severe environmental impact.
This decision left AEP shocked, infuriated, and with few options.
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SOT AEP Tape 14:19:19
IN Q=You may be

((RON POFF/AEP PROJECT MANAGER: YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SNAKE THROUGH SOME VARIOUS OPENINGS IN THE JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST, BUT YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT GET HERE WITHOUT CROSSING THE NEW RIVER OR THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. SO THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE YOU HAVE HERE IS NOT A TRANSMISSION ALTERNATIVE.))
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AEP says the Forest Service is ignoring the area's need for more power.
As you might guess, the findings have the line's opponents overjoyed.
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SOT 14:55:19 AEP TAPE
IN Q=This project

((ELLEN COLEMAN/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THIS PROJECT IS DEAD, AND WE REALLY NEED APCO TO FACE IT.))
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Before the Forest Service makes a final decision, it will go through a three month public comment period.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Manhunt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=NONE


A minor traffic accident turned into a manhunt last night in the Willis section of Floyd County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


State Police investigating the accident say they tried to arrest a suspect for driving while intoxicated when he escaped custody and fled into some nearby woods.
Six state police units and another six Floyd County Deputies searched for the unidentified man before he was rearrested after allegedly scuffling with Trooper D-J Rose.
No charges have been filed, but are anticipated.
Trooper Rose was not injured.
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Nelms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


He was immune from prosecution because of his political office in April.
In May, Suffolk Delegate Robert Nelms pleaded NOT guilty.
But yesterday the Republican lawmaker pleaded GUILTY to indecently exposing himself to an undercover police officer in a Richmond park.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/May 9; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :20
SUPER=01-Claire Cardwell/Richmond Prosecutor; :27
SUPER=01-Jim Roberts/Nelms' Attorney; :38
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(( Suffolk Republican Robert Nelms wrote a letter to his constituents in April saying (quote) "I took a leak behind a fence."
But Nelms was NOT charged with urinating in public.
Prosecutors will only say a vice officer observed otherwise, leading them to the indecent exposure charge, commonly used in relation to illicit sexual activity.
Finally in this hearing, Nelms entered a plea of GUILTY -- acknowledging that there was enough evidence to convict him.
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((CLAIRE CARDWELL/RICHMOND PROSECUTOR: OUR OFFICE HAS MADE A COMMITMENT THAT HE WOULD NOT BE TREATED DIFFERENTLY FROM ANYONE ELSE. WHEN ONE PLEADS TO A MISDEMEANOR THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT THERE BE A SUMMARY OF THE EVIDENCE. IT'S NOT NORMALLY DONE ON A PLEA TO A MISDEMEANOR, SO I'M NOT GONNA COMMENT ON WHAT THE EVIDENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN.))
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((JIM ROBERTS/NELMS' ATTORNEY: THIS HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF GREAT STRESS AND GREAT PAIN FOR THE FAMILY. THUS, NEITHER DELEGATE NELMS OR I WILL MAKE ANY FURTHER COMMENT AND THAT'S IT. THANK YOU. Robert are you indeed truly guilty? But you said you were innocent before. We're just wondering why you say guilty now. THAT'S IT.))
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His sentence: 30 days in jail if he commits any other crimes in the next year, a 50- dollar fine, and he's banned from Richmond parks and rec facilities.

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((IN THE PAST, DELEGATE NELMS HAS CHARACTERIZED HIS PROSECUTION AS A WITCH HUNT...HE WOULD NOT SAY IF HE'S RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION NEXT FALL. ELLEN QUALLS NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo

Brad Radke lost a perfect game, a shutout and a ballgame in the seventh inning of the New York Yankees' 2-to-0 win
over Minnesota. Radke had a perfect game until Paul O'Neill sliced

a two-out double to left. Let's check the scoreboards for the rest of last night's major league action.
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