08:25-01

7Scott-Overby

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=Overby


A Montgomery County man convicted of murder will spend the rest of his life in jail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


28-year-old Scott Overby could've been sentenced to die for strangling, raping and mutilating his estranged wife, Sheila Stafford.
Instead he got life without parole-
Montgomery County circuit Judge Ray Grubbs said the forgiveness of some of Stafford's family was a major factor.
But he made it clear Overby deserves to pay.
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SOT 12;49:29
IN Q=Your violence undermines

((RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT JUDGE: YOUR VIOLENCE UNDERMINES THE VERY FABRIC OF A CIVILIZED SOCIETY. YOU HAVE INTRUDED UPON ONE'S UNDENIABLE RIGHT TO LIVE OUT ONE'S LIFE IN PEACE. ))
SUPER=01-Ray Grubbs/Montgomery Co. Circuit Judge;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=life in peace.
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VO-NAT


Some of Stafford's family said Overby should've received more help when he sought treatment for alcoholism and depression before the killing.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:59:19
IN Q=The brutality of it

((HARRY STAFFORD, JR./VICTIM'S BROTHER: THE BRUTALITY OF IT, JUST THE COLDNESS OF IT I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. BUT I FEEL MAYBE IF SOMEBODY HAD KEPT MR. OVERBY UNDER WRAPS, PUT HIM AWAY FOR A MONTH OR SO AND LET THE SITUATION COOL OFF, MAYBE WE MIGHT NOT BE HERE TODAY. ))
SUPER=01-Harry Stafford Jr./Victim's Brother;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=be here today.
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VO-NAT


Overby pled guilty to the charges in April.
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7VA-Militia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=NONE


Dozens of people showed up last night for a rally of the Virginia Citizens Militia in Richmond.
Organizers say it's part of the growing "patriot movement" in the state.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=They don't like
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-J.J. Johnson/National Militia Activist; :12
SUPER=01-Nancy Lord/Citizen Defense League; :29
SUPER=01-Douglas Jeffreys/Va. Citizens Militia; 1:00
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:18
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( They don't like federal agents, they don't like the UN, and they don't really like the media.
But so far they tolerate all three -- and that's what unites an otherwise very diverse group of citizens.
sot tape two 08:15:26

((J.J. JOHNSON/NATIONAL MILITIA ACTIVIST: ANY FIREARMS THAT YOU SO PROUDLY WENT TO THOSE GUN SHOWS AND BOUGHT ARE NOT TO BE USED AS ORNAMENTS OVER THE FIREPLACE. THEY'RE TO BE USED TO DEFEND LIBERTY.))
runs=:09


A former Libertarian vice-presidential candidate is the lawyer for the Georgia militia members arrested for explosive and conspiracy charges several weeks ago.
sot tape one 07:10:36

((NANCY LORD/CITIZEN DEFENSE LEAGUE: EVERY WEEK WE HEAR OF ANOTHER ARMED RAID ON CITIZENS WHO HARMED NO ONE. IF THERE'S ANY CRIME AT ALL, IT'S THE CRIME OF DISRESPECTING THE GOVERNMENT.))
runs=:12


Paranoid and proud of it might be the motto.
nat sot TAPE THREE 08:31:48

((ALL OF YOU THAT WALKED IN THE FRONT DOOR WERE FILMED FROM THAT BOOTH ACROSS THE STREET.))
runs=:04



NAT SOT TAPE THREE 08:33:22

((ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING FOR THE POWER GRAB IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ARE THE SAME FACES OR THE DESCENDANTS OF THOSE FACES THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WAS BEHIND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION?))
RUNS=:10



sot 08:42:26 tape three

((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: I FELT IT WAS A GREAT TURNOUT. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE COME WERE FEARFUL. OBVIOUSLY WE HAD PEOPLE OUT THERE MONITORING THE PARKING LOT. LICENSE PLATES WERE WRITTEN DOWN. EVERYBODY WAS PHOTOGRAPHED, CAMERAED. AND IT'S OBVIOUS THAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO COME OUT IN PUBLIC AND VOICE THEIR OPINION.))
runs=:18



sot STANDUP tape three 08:46:49

THIS MAY BE THE MOST VISIBLE MEETING THE VIRGINIA CITIZENS MILITIA OR ANY OTHER MILITIA IN VIRGINIA HAS EVER HAD. ORGANIZERS SAY IT'S JUST A BEGINNING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
runs=:12



7Ashe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-37 ashe statue
GRAPHIC=none


Arthur Ashe is being remembered on what would have been his fifty-third birthday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Wednesday; The much debated statue of the

tennis star will be unveiled in Richmond today.
The bronze art work will join likenesses of Confederate heroes on Richmond's Monument Avenue.
Ashe died in 19-93.
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7Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be mostly sunny today and less humid.
Temperatures will be in the lower 80s.
Tonight, expect clear skies, with unseasonably cool temperatures -lows will dip into the 50s.
It'll warm up again tomorrow, with sunny skies and highs in the mid 80s.

55Church


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of
GRAPHIC=fire aftermath


A Roanoke landmark gutted by fire last year will be torn down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Amateur Video - April 22, 1995;


The congregation at Gainsboro's old First Baptist Church has voted to raze what's left of the building.
Church member Wendell Butler told News 7 this morning that the church could be torn down within the next two weeks.
He says the plan is to place an appropriate marker at the site.
Two boys admitted to setting the fire.
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55Fire-Cuts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Union members at Roanoke's City Fire Department and the city chief are in disagreement over the city's plan for consolidation.
Union members argue it may jeopardize public safety.
But the Chief says it will save taxpayers money.
Ron Jones has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Let's get ready to
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke City Fire Chief; :19
SUPER=@Ron1; :34
SUPER=04-File Tape; :46
SUPER=01-Mike Hanks/Roanoke Fire Assoc. Secretary; :54
SUPER=01-Richard Sarver/Roanoke Fire Assoc. President; 1:15
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.

(( Union members and their chief don't see eye to eye.
The chief wants to consolidate some fire houses and lose twenty plus positions through attrition.
He'd fill the vacancies by retraining EMS personnel as firefighters-- saving taxpayers almost a million dollars.
SOT 16:02:52

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE CITY FIRE CHIEF: WHATEVER WE COME UP WITH SHOULD BE AT LEAST AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEMS TO CITIZENS. THAT IN OUR BUSINESS RESPONSE TIMES MEAN A WHOLE LOT. SO THAT WE WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE OR REDUCE TIMES TO THE CITIZENS BOTH FIRE AND EMS SERVICE DELIVERY.))
RUNS=:16


SU
SOT

((THE FIRE CHIEF SAYS HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE FUSS IS ALL ABOUT-- HE SAYS THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FIREFIGHTERS IN THE FUTURE AND RESPONSE TIME WON'T BE COMPROMISED-- BUT UNION MEMBERS SAY THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT.))
RUNS=:11


They say money maybe saved-- but not lives.
SOT 17:11:49

((MIKE HANKS/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. SECRETARY: WE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE NEW STATIONS. HOWEVER, WE FEEL THAT THE PRICE THAT WE'LL HAVE TO PAY IS WITH THESE ADDITIONAL INJURIES. INJURES TO THE PUBLIC-- INCREASED PROPERTY DAMAGE IS TO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY.))
RUNS=:15


And what about re-trained EMS personnel?
SOT 17:07:15

((RICHARD SARVER/ROANOKE FIRE ASSOC. PRESIDENT: WE FEEL LIKE THE EMS HAS THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN JOB TO DO. AND THEY'LL BE OUT DOING THEIR THING AND THEY JUST WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BACK US UP IN FIRE PROTECTION.))
RUNS=:08


But the chief says taxpayers have the last say so.
SOT 16:08:52

((IT IS THEIR MONEY, WE ARE THEIR DEPARTMENT. AND WE ARE GOING TO LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.))
RUNS=:05


Once a plan is developed-- it will move onto city council chambers.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

55School-Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Education


Tougher guidlines are being established at Roanoke County Schools concerning students' medications.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Concern about the misuse of Ritalin and other drugs prompted school officials to review their policies on the dispensing of medication.
Yesterday, the board gave tentative approval to guidelines that spell out the responsibilities of parents, students and staff.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We want children to take

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WANT CHILDREN TO TAKE THAT MEDICATION ONLY WHEN IT IS APPROVED BY THEIR PARENT AND OR A PHYSICIAN AND IN FACT THEY WILL FOLLOW VERY CLEARLY THOSE PROCEDURES. WE'VE TRIED TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY AND WILL CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE CLEARLY WITH PARENTS THAT IT'S A JOINT RESPONSIBILITY.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=joint responsibility
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VO-NAT


Also, school board members elected Marsha Ellison to succeed Marilyn Curtis as chairman.
A three year veteran of the board and a former president of the Central council P-T-A, Ellison has two children in the city schools.
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55Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Mostly sunny and less humid today.
Temperatures will be in the lower 80s.
Tonight will be clear with unseasonably cool temperatures - lows will be near 50 degrees.
We'll have sunny skies again tomorrow with low humidity and highs in the mid 80s.
Friday will also be sunny and warm with temperatures in the 80s.
Afternoon highs will remain in the 80's through Sunday with a chance of showers over the weekend.

8Sentence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#edit of overby 96-48
GRAPHIC=Overby


It's life behind bars for the confessed killer of Sheila Stafford.
Scott Overby could've been sentenced to die for strangling, raping and mutilating his estranged wife.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Yesterday Montgomery County circuit Judge Ray Grubbs said the forgiveness of some of Stafford's family was a major factor in his sentencing.
They say Overby should've received more help when he sought treatment for alcoholism and depression before the killing.
Overby pleaded guilty to the charges in April.
(----------------)



8Militia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=NONE


About 80 people, some supporters and some just curious onlookers, showed up last night in Richmond for the first widely advertised rally of the Virginia Citizens Militia.
Organizers say it's the tip of the iceberg of what they call a growing "patriot movement" in the state.
Ellen Qualls reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=They don't like
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-J.J. Johnson/National Militia Activist; :12
SUPER=01-Nancy Lord/Citizen Defense League; :29
SUPER=01-Douglas Jeffreys/Va. Citizens Militia; 1:00
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:18
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( They don't like federal agents, they don't like the UN, and they don't really like the media.
But so far they tolerate all three -- and that's what unites an otherwise very diverse group of citizens.
sot tape two 08:15:26

((J.J. JOHNSON/NATIONAL MILITIA ACTIVIST: ANY FIREARMS THAT YOU SO PROUDLY WENT TO THOSE GUN SHOWS AND BOUGHT ARE NOT TO BE USED AS ORNAMENTS OVER THE FIREPLACE. THEY'RE TO BE USED TO DEFEND LIBERTY.))
runs=:09


A former Libertarian vice-presidential candidate is the lawyer for the Georgia militia members arrested for explosive and conspiracy charges several weeks ago.
sot tape one 07:10:36

((NANCY LORD/CITIZEN DEFENSE LEAGUE: EVERY WEEK WE HEAR OF ANOTHER ARMED RAID ON CITIZENS WHO HARMED NO ONE. IF THERE'S ANY CRIME AT ALL, IT'S THE CRIME OF DISRESPECTING THE GOVERNMENT.))
runs=:12


Paranoid and proud of it might be the motto.
nat sot TAPE THREE 08:31:48

((ALL OF YOU THAT WALKED IN THE FRONT DOOR WERE FILMED FROM THAT BOOTH ACROSS THE STREET.))
runs=:04



NAT SOT TAPE THREE 08:33:22

((ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING FOR THE POWER GRAB IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ARE THE SAME FACES OR THE DESCENDANTS OF THOSE FACES THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WAS BEHIND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION?))
RUNS=:10



sot 08:42:26 tape three

((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZENS MILITIA: I FELT IT WAS A GREAT TURNOUT. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE COME WERE FEARFUL. OBVIOUSLY WE HAD PEOPLE OUT THERE MONITORING THE PARKING LOT. LICENSE PLATES WERE WRITTEN DOWN. EVERYBODY WAS PHOTOGRAPHED, CAMERAED. AND IT'S OBVIOUS THAT PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO COME OUT IN PUBLIC AND VOICE THEIR OPINION.))
runs=:18



sot STANDUP tape three 08:46:49

THIS MAY BE THE MOST VISIBLE MEETING THE VIRGINIA CITIZENS MILITIA OR ANY OTHER MILITIA IN VIRGINIA HAS EVER HAD. ORGANIZERS SAY IT'S JUST A BEGINNING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
runs=:12



8Church


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


A Roanoke landmark gutted by fire last year is coming down.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Amateur Video - April 22, 1995;


The congregation at Gainsboro's old First Baptist Church has voted to destruct what's left of the historic building.
Church member Wendell Butler told News 7 this morning that the church could be torn down within the next two weeks.
He says the plan is to place an appropriate marker at the site.
Two boys admitted to setting the fire.
(-------------)


8Ashe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-37 ashe statue
GRAPHIC=none


Richmond's much-debated statue of tennis star Arthur Ashe will be unveiled today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Wednesday;


The bronze art work will join likenesses of Confederate heroes on Richmond's Monument Avenue.
The unveiling ceremony comes on what would have been Ashe's 53rd birthday.
He died in 1993.
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8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Mostly sunny and less humid today.
Temperatures will be in the lower 80s.
Tonight will be clear with unseasonably cool temperatures - lows will be near 50 degrees.
Looking ahead, we'll have sunny skies again tomorrow with low humidity and highs in the mid 80s.
Friday will also be sunny and warm with temperatures in the 80s. showers over the weekend. Afternoon highs will remain in the 80's through Sunday with a chance of