06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Dozens of homes are damaged or destroyed after a tornado touches down in Northern Virginia.
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Talent=Melanie
SS=None


And those F-B-I files gathered by the Clinton White House may have included confidential documents from the I-R-S. LIVE-Head
Talent=Larry
(Larry ad libs live headline)

2 shot Melanie
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VA-Tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Tornado


Meteorologists are calling it a "weak" tornado.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax;


But it was strong enough to damage dozens of homes in Fairfax last night.
At least five homes were condemned and another 20 declared uninhabitable.
Some 100-thousand were left without power.
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SOT
IN Q=

4:01:03 ((IT'S REMARKABLE WHAT MOTHER NATURE CAN DO, IT REALLY IS, YOU COULD CANVAS THE AREA AND SELL ALL THE DAMAGE SHE'S DONE, BUT THEN AGAIN SHE SPARRED HOMES AND DARTED BACK AND FORTH AROUND, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.
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VO-NAT


There were no reports of serious injuries.
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Gammon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Gammon


His family and friends are defending him, but a Carroll County teenager still faces up to THREE life terms in prison for the shooting of his father and step- mother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


17 year- old Christopher Lee Gammon pled "no contest" to charges of murder and aggravated malicious wounding.
Gary Gammon, Senior was shot to death. His wife Rebecca Gammon remains in a wheelchair as a result of bullet wounds to her back.
Chris Gammon's lawyers say they'll ask for leniency in sentencing due to mitigating circumstances.
Even Gary Gammon's oldest son and namesake says his brother shouldn't be blamed.
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SOT 4:12:32
IN Q=

((GARY GAMMON, JR.:VICTIM'S SON: PUT IT THIS WAY, I'D RATHER HAVE MY BROTHERS THAN MY DADDY. ))
SOT 3:32:32

((MAX JENKINS/CHRIS GAMMON'S LAWYER: HIS MOTIVATION WAS THAT HE, THIS BOY WAS MISTREATED BADLY BY HIS FATHER, BADLY. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Gammon, Jr./Victim's Son;
SUPER=01-Max Jenkins/Chris Gammon's Lawyer;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=by his father, badly.
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VO-NAT


But after seeing her suffer, Rebecca Gammon's family wants stiff penalties.
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SOT 3:51:30

((MARY HYLTON/REBECCA GAMMON'S SISTER-IN-LAW: HE'S GONNA GET EVERYTHING HE DESERVES AND I HOPE TO SEE IT. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Hylton/Rebecca Gammon's Sister-in-Law;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=hope to see it.
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VO-NAT


The judge will sentence Chris Gammon in November.
SUPER=@File;


His older half brother, Willie Gammon is also charged with CAPITAL murder. His trial is scheduled for October.
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L'burg-Baby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg authorities are still searching for a newborn baby whose parents may be embroiled in a custody battle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Police were called to this home on Burnt Bridge Road yesterday to check on the welfare of a woman staying there.
Minutes later, the same woman, 30 year old Beverly Renee Wade was involved in an accident on the Route 501 Expressway.
Wade was only slightly injured, but is refusing to tell police where her two- week- old child is.
Fearing the worst, authorities searched the home and the roadway near the accident site, with no success.
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SOT 00:50:40
IN Q=So we're still

((CMDR. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: SO WE'RE STILL WAITING TO TALK WITH SOME OTHER FOLKS WHO LIVE AT THIS RESIDENCE WHO ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK TO LYNCHBURG NOW WHO HAD BEEN OUT OF TOWN. AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL FIND OUT WHERE THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE CHILD IS.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=of the child is.
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VO-NAT


Police say Wade may be fighting her common- law husband for custody of the baby.
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MOVE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net d
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


More than a decade after the police bombing of "the Move" headquarters in Philadelphia, a jury has ordered the city and two former officials to pay one and a half million dollars in damages to a survivor and relatives of two victims.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/1985;


Officials dropped the explosive device during a confrontation with the group MOVE- sparking a fire that killed eleven people and damaged 61 homes.
The jury said the city had used excessive force.
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SOT 18:08:02
IN Q=

((RAMONA AFRICA/MOVE: THIS AIN'T ABOUT MONEY. THIS IS ABOUT TAKING A STAND FOR ALL PEOPLE SO THIS GOVERNMENT KNOWS PEOPLE AIN'T GONNA HAVE BOMBING PEOPLE AND BURN PEOPLE ALIVE.)) 20:07:51 ((BILL RICHMOND/FORMER FIRE COMMISSIONER: MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME YEARS AGO DON'T RAISE YOUR EXPECTATIONS BECAUSE IF YOU DO YOU'LL GET HURT. I'M NOT HURT. I'M DISAPPOINTED, I'M GLAD IT'S FINALLY OVER.))
SUPER=01-Ramona Africa/Former MOVE Member;
SUPER=01-Bill Richmond/Former Fire Commissioner; 13
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=IT'S FINALLY OVER.:
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VO-NAT


Ramona Africa, the only adult to escape the explosion, will share the award with relatives of two MOVE members who died in the incident.
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WILDFIRES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Wildfires are sweeping across portions of the western U-S this morning, fueled by bone dry conditions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pinedale, AZ;


In Arizona, wildfires are rolling over dry brush and wooded areas. The flames have burned at least 30-thousand acres near the Grand Canyon.
SUPER=03-Minden, NV;


In Nevada, a fire 20 miles east of Lake Tahoe has burned about five-thousand acres.
Cooler temperatures and lights winds are helping firefighting efforts.
SUPER=03-Eureka, UT;


Meantime, more than 300 firefighters and support personnel are struggling to contain a wildfire raging out-of-control in Utah's west-central desert.
Winds gusting up to 20-miles per hour are hampering efforts all along the 17-mile containment line.
Fires are also burning in New Mexico and Alaska.
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1-Sports


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


In sports--Less than a month now until the opening ceremonies for the summer Olympic games in Atlanta, and one U-S team is getting in its final training right here in the Roanoke Valley.
Mike Stevens has that story.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=good morning everybody
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OUT Q=in a little bit


FBI-PROTEST


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MEL
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Washington DC


More serious allegations in the F-B-I files flap.
One Republican Senator claims one of his aides spotted Internal Revenue Service documents among the F-B-I background files gathered by the Clinton White House.
Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa is asking F-B-I director Louis Freeh for a description of information included in the I-R-S documents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Outside the White House yesterday, nearly 100 former employees whose F-B-I files were collected condemned the action.
They say it violated their civil and personal rights and they are not satisfied that the President has done enough to try and get to the bottom of the matter.
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Clinton-Jones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net a
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


Meantime, President Clinton has one less worry this morning.
The Supreme Court has delayed Paula Jones' sexual harrassment lawsuit against President Clinton, at least until after the election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-February, 1994;


Jones claims the President propositioned her while he was Governor of Arkansas.
The high court will study whether the lawsuit should be delayed until Mr. Clinton leaves office.
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SOT 15:23:25
IN Q=

((THE PRESIDENT'S COUNSEL HAS CLAIMED IN PUBLIC REPORTS THAT THIS IS A TEN MINUTE CASE.)) BUTT TO 15:23:36 ((ONE COULD ONLY WONDER IF THIS IS A 10 TO 20 MINUTE CASE, WHY IS HE ASKING PAULA JONES, WHY IS PRESIDENT ASKING PAULA JONES UP TO SIX YEARS TO HAVE HER DAY IN COURT.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Cammarata/Jones' Attorney; 00-06!
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OUT Q=DAY IN COURT."
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VO-NAT


A decision isn't expected until 1997.
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GE-Pensions


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-17
GRAPHIC=GE


Some former General Electric workers want the company to remember their years of service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Retirees of the Salem plant held a demonstration yesterday.
They say the company is shortchanging them when it comes to pension plans.
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SOT 9:46:59
IN Q=One specific

((JIM ROBERTSON/IUE RETIREES UNION: ONE SPECIFIC THING I'VE BEEN ASKING FOR FOR SEVERAL YEARS IS COST OF LIVING ADDED TO OUR PENSIONS. IF WE HAD THAT IT WOULDN'T BE SO BAD. BUT WE HAD TEN DOLLARS EACH YEAR OF SERVICE. IF IT WENT UP TO ELEVEN DOLLARS EACH YEAR THAT WOULD BE A BIG INCREASE. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Robertson/IUE Retirees;
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OUT Q=big increase
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VO-NAT


Robertson says the last pension increase was five years ago... but since that time cost of living expenses have gone up by 15 percent.
This is the fourth time members of the retirees union have picketed.
But they say their voice is seldom heard by company officials.
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Anchor=Melanie
SS=GE


G- E does not recognize the retirees' union because members don't pay dues.
Even still, pickets like the one in Salem took place at more than 50 other G- E locations across the country.

Rappers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


A pair of Danville natives are preparing to take the music world by storm.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Timothy "Count-V" Allen and Ivan "The Jazzy" Dailey are part of the rap group known as "The Top Dawgs".
The two were in Danville yesterday at the Stratford Inn shooting a music video that's slated to air on M-T-V.
They recently signed a five year contract with Solar Records in Hollywood worth one-point-five million dollars.
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SOT
IN Q=My mom

((TIMOTHY "COUNT V" ALLEN: MY MOM WAS A BIG INSPIRATION FOR THE SONG, WATCHING HER, HOW SHE KEPT THE BILLS PAID. WHAT SHE HAD TO DO, WORKING TWO JOBS JUST FOR HER KIDS. SHE LIVED FOR HER KIDS AND SO RIGHT NOW, I'M TRYING TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT SHE WENT THROUGH AND ALSO PRAISE HER, SHOW HER HOW MUCH I APPRECIATED WHAT SHE DONE FOR US. ))
SUPER=07-Timothy "Count V" Allen; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=for us.
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VO-NAT


The music video is expected to be complete in about a month.
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2-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=amo
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB


In sports the Chicago White Sox rallied for four eighth-inning runs to beat California in game one of a twinbill 4-to-2. J.T. Snow and Tim Salmon each ripped three-run homers as California took the nightcap in Chicago 6-to-4.
For all the scores from the ballpark...let's check out the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=91-White Sox/==4/California/==2//California/==6/White Sox/==4;
SUPER=91-Minnesota/==3/Yankees/==0//Baltimore/==8/Texas/==3;
SUPER=91-Oakland/==4/Detroit/==2;



SUPER=92-Montreal/=11/Pittsburgh/==3//Florida/==2/San Francisco/==1;
SUPER=92-Mets/==2/Colorado/==1//Cincinnati/==7/Philadelphia/==0;
SUPER=92-St. Louis/==9/Atlanta/==2;



SUPER=93-Salem/==3/Prince William/==4;

2HEADLINES
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 hot


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Dozens of homes are damaged or destroyed after a tornado touches down in Northern Virginia.
Other storms hit central and southeastern Virginia, knocking down trees and power lines.
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VO-NAT


A federal courthouse in Sacramento, California, is the scene of today's arraignment for Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski.
He faces charges of transporting, mailing and using bombs in four attacks --two of which were fatal.
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VO-NAT


And the City of Brotherly Love is out one and a-half million dollars. That's the judgment against Philadelphia by a jury in the MOVE trial.
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Talent=Melanie 2 shot


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday June 25th.
ANCHOR=Beth
(AD LIB)


UNABOMBER


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


The Unabomber suspect is due in a Sacramento court today.
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VO-NAT


Ted Kaczynski will be arraigned this afternoon on a ten-count indictment.
Charges include transporting, mailing and using bombs in four Sacramento related attacks, two of which were fatal.
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Stalking


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#596-15
GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence


After the recent death of a Roanoke woman some experts are wondering if Virginia's stalking laws are strong ENOUGH.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday;


This past weekend police say 23-year old Robin Williams was apparently stalked by ex-boyfriend Aquilia Barnette and shot to death in Roanoke.
Domestic violence experts say some violence can be avoided if help is sought.
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SOT 13:06:10
IN Q=There is help

((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: THERE IS HELP FOR THEM AND IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO CALL THE TURNING POINT WHICH IS WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN. PERHAPS THEY DON'T NEED SHELTER BUT THEY COULD CERTAINLY GET A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION ON WHAT TO DO. IF THEY'RE BEING ABUSED OR BEING STALKED.))
SUPER=01-Darlene Young/Turning Point Director;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=abused or being stalked.
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PRE-PRO
VO-NAT


Young offers this advice for those who are stalked.
-Notify police immediately.
-Tell family and friends who the stalker is.
-Get a protective order from authorities.
-And join a support group or shelter for additional help.
Young says all calls are anonymous and services are free.
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PHILLY-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It's been eleven years since a portion of Philadelphia burned into the night after police bombed the headquarters of the radical group known as MOVE.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia;


Yesterday, a jury hearing the case ordered the city and two former officials to pay one and a-half million dollars in damages to the group's surviving members.
The jury said the city used excessive force.
SUPER=04-May 1995


The May 19-85 confrontation in the Philadelphia rowhouse killed five adults and six children, and burned down 61 homes.
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Tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Tornado


The weather service said it was a "weak" tornado.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax;


But it was strong enough to damage dozens of homes in Faifax last night.
At least five homes were condemned and another 20 declared uninhabitable.
Some 100-thousand were left without power.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DID YOU HEAR THE INFAMOUS FREIGHT TRAIN NOISE. OH YEAH, THE LOUDES THING I EVER HEARD. REALLY. IT WAS CRAZY, I NEVER THOUGHT I'D GET A TORNADO AROUND HERE, YOU ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT IT DOWN IN THE SOUTH BUT NEVER EXPECTED THIS.))
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OUT Q=EXPECTED THIS.
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VO-NAT


There were no reports of serious injuries.
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3-Sports


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


In sports the Salem Avalanche have returned home for the first time since their All-Star break. Here's Mike Stevens with details.
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SOT
IN Q=good morning folks
RUNS=2:15
OUT Q=later on today.

Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
SS=none
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IN Q=(nat sot music)
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out= back to you.


Chris-Gammon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Gammon


One of two brothers accused of murdering their father and stepmother has pled no contest to the crime.
But Christopher Gammon's family and lawyers say the teenager deserves leniency.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=17 year-old Chris Gammon
SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./October 31, 1994; :10
SUPER=01-Max Jenkins/Chris Gammon's Lawyer; :28
SUPER=01-Regina Barnes/Chris Gammon's Mother; :36
SUPER=01-Mary Hylton/Rebecca Gammon's Sister-in-Law; 1:02
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; 1:17
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:25
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=News 7 Hillsville

(( 17 year- old Chris Gammon pled no contest to the murder of his father Gary Gammon, and the aggravated malicious wounding of his stepmother Rebecca.
Rebecca Gammon has said she and her husband returned home and Chris and his older half brother William opened fire.
Police arrested the brothers in Henry County after a high-speed chase.
Chris' lawyers and his mother say the shooting was not without reason, and they'll urge the judge to consider the circumstances at his sentencing.
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SOT 3:32:32

((MAX JENKINS/CHRIS GAMMON'S LAWYER: HIS MOTIVATION WAS THAT HE, THIS BOY WAS MISTREATED BADLY BY HIS FATHER, BADLY. ))
SOT 4:20:41

((REGINA BARNES/CHRIS GAMMON'S MOTHER: LOVE MY SON WITH ALL MY HEART AND I BELIEVE IN HIS INNOCENCE. QUESTION: YOU DON'T BELIEVE HE ACTUALLY DID IT? ANSWER: I'M SAYING HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY CHOICE BUT TO DO IT.))
RUNS=:18


Rebecca Gammon, still confined to a wheelchair as a result of her injuries, did not want to comment.
But after seeing her suffer, HER family hopes the brothers receive stiff punishment.
Her sister-in-law believes no matter what his age, Chris knew exactly what he was doing.
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SOT 3:51:30

((MARY HYLTON/REBECCA GAMMON'S SISTER-IN-LAW: HE'S GONNA GET EVERYTHING HE DESERVES AND I HOPE TO SEE IT. ))
RUNS=:05


Chris Gammon confessed to police after his arrest, but his lawyers have kept him quiet since.
Prosecutor Greg Goad hasn't decided whether to make him break that silence.
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SOT 3:55:16

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: NOW THAT HE'S ENTERED THIS PLEA HE DOES WAIVE HIS RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT ON FUTURE OCCASIONS, BUT AT THIS TIME IT'S UNDECIDED. ))
RUNS=:08

SUChris Gammon could be sentenced to three life terms in prison when the judge sets his punishment in November. Willie Gammon is set to be tried for CAPITAL murder in October. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Hillsville.))

Rubber-Pellets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-18
GRAPHIC=None


For the first time in Virginia history, corrections officers are packing pellets -- and blasting inmates with them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Powhatan Co.;


The maximum security Powhatan Correctional Center was the scene Friday of the first pellet blast.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A shell with 40 rubber pellets was fired from a so-called "stinger gun" at three inmates who were attacking another prisoner.
Corrections officials say the shells are NOT lethal.
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SOT tape one 03:18:32
IN Q=No permanent

((BUCK ROGERS/DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: NO PERMANENT INJURIES WHATSOEVER. THERE WAS, I UNDERSTAND SOME WHELPS THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THAT. BUT IT GAVE 'EM QUITE A JOLT YES.))
SUPER=01-Buck Rogers/Dept. of Corrections;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=jolt yes.
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VO-NAT


The stinger guns are the latest innovation from corrections director Ron Angelone.
Guns with lethal ammo are NOT normally carried inside Virginia prisons.
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Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor Allen is taking to the road for a second week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Allen stopped at Danville Community College yesterday as part of his statewide "Listening Tour."
The tour is designed to give the Governor a chance to meet voters in communities and towns all across the state.
While at D-C-C-, the Governor fielded questions from students on a variety of topics including education and jobs.
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SOT
IN Q=Our traditional

(( ))
SUPER=@Allen; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in exporting.
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VO-NAT


Last week, the Governor visited Northern Virginia and the Hampton Roads region.
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Family-Store


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


It represents the last of a dying breed--the family owned store.
Townes Furniture has been a landmark in Uptown Martinsville for nearly a century.
But after growing competition from larger stores, Townes is closing its doors for good.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Townes Furniture
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Eleanor Leath/Townes Furniture; :24
SUPER=01-Tom Leath/Townes Furniture; :56
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:10
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville


(( Townes Furniture first opened its doors back in 1901.
Since then, it's lasted through two world wars and a fire that destroyed the original structure in 1951.
Eleanor Leath's father rebuilt the store-- continuing the tradition of personalized service and generous credit.
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SOT 4:45:38

((ELEANOR LEATH/TOWNES FURNITURE: WHEN THEY HAD THE TOBACCO MARKET, SOMETIMES THE FARMERS DIDN'T GET ENOUGH ON THEIR TOBACCO TO PAY FOR ALL THAT THEY WANTED TO BUY IN FURNITURE-- HE CARRIED THEM OVER TO THE NEXT YEAR. YOU CAN'T SEE THAT HAPPENING NOW. ))
RUNS=:15


Times have changed in the local economy.
Increased competition from larger stores and furniture outlets contributed to the Leaths' decision to close up shop.
At this point, no official closing date is set.
Eleanor's husband, Tom says while consumers may see bigger as better-- the trend has meant a decline in customer service.
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SOT 4:57:15

((TOM LEATH/TOWNES FURNITURE: IT'S SO SAD THAT BUSINESS CAN NO LONGER PAY PERSONAL ATTENTION TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. WE KNEW OUR CUSTOMERS BY NAME. THAT WAS ONE OF OUR MOTTOES, "AT TOWNES FURNITURE, YOU'RE A NAME, NOT A NUMBER. ))
RUNS=:13
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SOT standup, 6:05:40

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: WHILE MOM AND POP STORES LIKE TOWNES FURNITURE ARE BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST-- THE LEATHS SAY IT'S STILL WORTH THE EFFORT TO VENTURE INTO YOUR OWN BUSINESS, AS LONG AS YOU HAVE PLENTY OF ENERGY AND PLENTY OF ENTHUSIASM. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE. ))
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=amo
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB

In sports, Henry Rodriguez shares the major league home run lead after banging out two in Montreal's 11-to-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Rodriguez went 3-for-5 including his 24th and 25th homers. That ties him with Cleveland's Albert Belle, Chicago's Sammy Sosa and Baltimore's Brady Anderson. For the rest of the scores from last night let's check out the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=92-Montreal/=11/Pittsburgh/==3//Florida/==2/San Francisco/==1;
SUPER=92-Mets/==2/Colorado/==1//Cincinnati/==7/Philadelphia/==0;
SUPER=92-St. Louis/==9/Atlanta/==2;



SUPER=91-White Sox/==4/California/==2//California/==6/White Sox/==4;
SUPER=91-Minnesota/==3/Yankees/==0//Baltimore/==8/Texas/==3;
SUPER=91-Oakland/==4/Detroit/==2;

SUPER=93-Salem/==3/Prince William/==4;