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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
We'll get some sense of what's going through Joseph Savino's mind in the last few hours of his life.
Ellen Qualls will be along with a LIVE report from the prison where Savino is set to be executed tonight.
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And an antiques dealer missing since May surrenders to authorities. We'll have the story of Clyde Bryant in a moment.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, Campers and coaches are learning the game of basketball at Radford University. Mike Stevens will have a report on the Redskins training camp.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Brett Favre is ready to report to the Green Bay Packer Training camp.
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TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The dog days of summer are here in this forecast cycle. Maybe an afternoon shower tomorrow will cool off a few folks.

Savino


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It appears Condemned killer Joe Savino has precious little time left.
Barring U-S Supreme Court intervention, the man who refused to appeal his case in 1990 -- and then changed his mind at the 11th hour faces execution in just three hours.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Starlink


Ellen Qualls is at the Greensville Correctional Center.
Is Joe Savino ready to die this time?
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SUPER=03-Jarratt/December 1990; :00
SUPER=10-Joe Savino/Condemned Killer/1990; :15
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((JOE SAVINO: I STILL DON'T BELIEVE THAT I DID IT. I MEAN I KNOW THAT I DID IT, BUT I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I DID DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. IT IS TOTALLY AMAZING TO ME. THAT'S WHAT I KEEP GOING OVER AND OVER IN MY MIND. WHAT WAS I THINKING ABOUT? HOW COULD I DO SUCH A THING. HOW COULD I MAKE SUCH A BAD DECISION? SUCH A VIOLENT DECISION?))
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((I HAVE MY FAMILY TO THINK ABOUT AND IT'S VERY TOUGH ON THEM. I'M VERY SORRY ABOUT THAT. BUT I ALSO FEEL LIKE, IF I'M WAITING ON DEATH ROW FOR EIGHT, TO TEN TO TWELVE YEARS, I'M ALSO DRAGGING IT OUT FOR THEM. ))
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((Q&A Since lethal injection became an option two years ago, no one has chosen electrocution. What was Savino's choice?))

Clyde-Bryant


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=Clyde Bryant


A high- rolling fugitive from Franklin County is behind bars tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount


Clyde Shield Bryant, Junior, turned himself at noon today.
The 51-year old Smith Mountain Lake resident disappeared in May, shutting down his antique shop on 220... leaving behind as many as 35 people with claims against him.
Court papers list "the total amount taken by fraudulent means through Bryant's schemes at well over one million dollars."
Though three grand larceny warrants against him are already on file in the county courthouse, Brant told the judge today that he hasn't been running from anyone.
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IN Q=No, he did

((HARVEY LUTINS: NO, HE DID NOT KNOW THERE WERE ANY KIND OF WARRANTS OF ANY SORT AGAINST HIM. HE DIDN'T LEARN IT UNTIL YESTERDAY, THAT'S THE DAY THAT HE IMMEDIATELY MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO TURN HIMSELF IN.))
SUPER=01-Harvey Lutins/Bryant's Attorney
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=turn himself in.
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VO-NAT


Lutins says HE doesn't know where Bryant's been.
Investigators believe he was in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi... a center of casinos and river boat gambling.
His friends believe high- stakes gambling and six- figure high- interest loans are what did him in.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Clyde Bryant


With two prior felony convictions, the judge ordered Bryant held without bond, despite the fact Bryant surrendered on his own.

Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Bedford County authorities are blaming a stray cigarette for a fire that claimed the life of an elderly man this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Firefighters were called to this home in the Body Camp area of the county around 3:15.
The house already was engulfed in flames, trapping 80- year- old Jobey Nelms inside.
The wheelchair- bound victim was found in his front bedroom, near the spot where a cigarette apparently started the blaze.
Nelms' body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
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Orren


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 26, 1996;


He was suspected of setting a series of fires in Southwest Roanoke.
Today, 20- year- old Phillip Vincent Orren pled guilty to six counts of arson.
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TALENT=KEITH
SS=Phillip Orren


In January, Orren was charged with setting fire to a Patterson Avenue home, while someone was asleep inside.
As a result of a plea agreement, Orren will spend NO more time in jail.
He'll be on probation for ten years.

Donnelley


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=Donnelley


A publishing company is once again investing in the Commonwealth by building its third facility in the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


R.R. Donnelly specializes in graphics and printing.
And, despite the popularity of the internet and the world wide web, company executives say there's still a future in the printed word.
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((STEPHAN CARTER/R.R. DONNELLEY; WE FIND THAT OFTEN TIMES TYPES OF BUSINESSES ACTUALLY EXPAND IN BOOKS. WIRED MAGAZINE WHICH IS ONE OF THE WEB MAGAZINES ACTUALLY JUST CAME OUT WITH A BOOK IMPRINT LINE BECAUSE THEY FIND THAT BOOKS ARE STILL THE BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION.))
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OUT Q=to communicate information
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VO-NAT


The company already has two other plants located in Virginia--one in Lynchburg and the other in Harrisonburg.
Construction of the Roanoke plant will be completed by 1999.
The company plans to hire more than 300 new employees.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-
Expansion in the Roanoke Valley means new jobs,
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VO-NAT


And readers have noticed the turnover at the region's largest newspaper.
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SOT 14:09:26 FROM ROANOKE READERS TAPE
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((CAROLYN EDELSTEIN/ROANOKE TIMES READER: A LOT OF THE REPORTERS I'VE NOTICED HAVE NEW NAMES.))
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OUT Q=new names.
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VO-NAT


Len Bestoff looks at the impact of a new generation of writers in his series Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
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7/17-Roanoke-Times


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Changing Times


Journalism is a nomad's trade.
So it's not surprising that a lot of staffers come and go at the Roanoke Times.
Within recent years, though, close to a dozen frontline journalists left... including a Pulitzer Prize finalist, an award-winning investigative reporter, and a business writer with four decades of experience.
Len Besthoff examines what kind of an impact this has had on the paper in part three of his series, Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
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SUPER=01-Wendy Zomparelli/Roanoke Times Editor; :47
SUPER=@File; :59
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Surprisingly, a number of Roanoke Times readers DO pay attention to who writes the stories in the paper each day.
And they say they've detected a changing of the guard.
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SOT 14:09:26
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((CAROLYN EDELSTEIN/ROANOKE TIMES SUBSCRIBER: A LOT OF THE REPORTERS I'VE NOTICED HAVE NEW NAMES.))
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OUT Q=new names.


In the last four years, a highly talented and experienced group...names such as Doug Pardue, Chuck Hite, Vickie Ratcliffe, Rob Eure, Dan Howes, Ed Shamy and George Kegley, have all moved on to other jobs, or retired. Some though admit their departure was hastened by policy changes at the paper.
So what kind of an effect did this have on the Roanoke Times? According to the person in charge of the paper's day to day news operations...not much.
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((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: LOOKING AT THE STAFF AS AN AGGREGATE, I THINK WE HAVE ONE OF THE BEST STAFFS WE'VE EVER HAD.))
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OUT Q=ever had.


Wendy Zomparelli and many others say that new, and in many cases, younger talent bring a fresh approach to covering the news.
But many staffers both past and present say the newsroom has lost something called "institutional memory"...which basically means how well the Roanoke Times as a whole understands the history and background of the region it covers.
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IN Q=We have

((GEORGE KEGLEY/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: WE HAVE A GOOD LIBRARY SYSTEM AND A LOT OF BACKGROUND THERE. BUT IT'S VERY HELPFUL TO HAVE SOME PEOPLE AROUND WITH EXPERIENCE WHO CAN REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED.))
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But the loss of some key talent at the Roanoke Times in the early 90's may be best summed up by Mark Layman, an editor who has seen dozens of staffers come and go during his tenure.
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SOT 10:49:14
IN Q=The analogy

((MARK LAYMAN/ROANOKE TIMES: THE ANALOGY I LIKE TO USE IS THAT OF A BASEBALL TEAM THAT WON THE WORLD SERIES FOR A COUPLE OF SEASONS AND THEN LOST SOME KEY PLAYERS AND HAD TO REBUILD FOR A FEW SEASONS. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, WE'VE BEEN REBUILDING HERE. BUT NOW I THINK WE'RE READY TO PLAY IN THE WORLD SERIES AGAIN.))
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OUT Q=World Series again.


In part four of our series, we'll look at a controversial team- based program at the paper called Continuous Improvement.
Some say it has helped the newsroom make great strides, others say it's a big reason behind the departure of some key staffers.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Chopski


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Joseph Chopski


An independent drug store owner stood up to the giant insurance industry and won.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Joseph Chopski was celebrating last night- -after a federal jury found him NOT guilty on all 19 counts of fraud.
The F-B-I had searched his Wonder Drug three years ago... based on information from a Blue Cross/Blue Shield audit.
The insurance company told the feds that Chopski had over-billed hundreds of thousands of dollars. He was eventually charged with taking 19-hundred dollars.
CHOPSKI believes Blue Cross was being vindictive, because of the sign he'd put up in the store that said: "We accept Blue Cross, but it sucks."
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SOT 19:14:40
IN Q=I'd like

((JOSEPH CHOPSKI/PHARMACIST: I'D LIKE TO SAY THIS IS A CASE OF A SMALL CORPORATION VERSUS A LARGE CORPORATION AND I THANK GOD I HAD THESE GUYS ON MY SIDE. AND I THANK GOD THAT WE WON THE CASE. AND THINK JUSTICE HAS BEEN DONE.))
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OUT Q=justice has been done.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Joseph Chopski


One of the jurors told News 7 last night that Chopski's lawyers did a great job of discrediting Trigon's auditor.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Things were a bit calmer on Wall Street today, after the rollercoaster rides of the past two days.
The Dow gained 18 points, closing at 53-hundred-76.
NASDAQ was up 33 points.
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Georgia-Pacific


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


It's been up and running for almost three months, but today marked the official dedication of the new Georgia Pacific plant in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brookneal;


State and local officials helped cut the ribbon for the 80- million dollar facility in Brookneal.
In addition to the new jobs, the plant also figures to generate about 300- thousand dollars in tax revenue every year for Campbell County.
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SOT 10:29:25
IN Q=The financial

((MIKE DAVIDSON/CAMPBELL CO. SUPERVISOR: THE FINANCIAL IMPACT THAT THIS FACILITY WILL HAVE ON CAMPBELL COUNTY AND THROUGHOUT REGION 2000, WHILE DIFFICULT TO MEASURE, CAN BE SEEN IN THE 130 EMPLOYEES THAT THE PLANT HAS, OF WHICH OVER 80 PERCENT WERE EMPLOYED LOCALLY.))
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OUT Q=were employed locally.
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Georgia Pacific employs more than 15- hundred people at its plants across Virginia.
The Brookneal facility makes oriented strand board for use in construction.
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Wal-Mart


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=Wal Mart


The way people shop in Franklin County may never be the same.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The Walmart Supercenter in Rocky Mount has officially opened for business.
And from the looks of things, it was doing plenty of it.
Like other supercenters in our area, it offers a wide range of services-- like a grocery store, a bank, and a beauty salon-- all under one roof.
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SOT 10:59:55
IN Q=It's a really

((SHEILA CAMPBELL/SHOPPER: IT'S A REALLY CONVENIENT STORE WITH THE GROCERY ITEMS AND WITH THE CLOTHING... AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED, YOU CAN GET IT HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Sheila Campbell/Shopper;
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OUT Q=get it here
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Walmart's 10- million dollar investment in Rocky Mount will be a big boost to the Franklin County economy.
Officials estimate the store will dish out 250- thousand dollars annually in taxes.
On News- 7 at a 11, we'll take a closer look at the Rocky Mount Walmart... and find out what it means for locally owned businesses in Franklin County.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Brett Favre is ready to report to the Green Bay Packer training camp. Mike Stevens has a report on the Redskins camp.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Radford University's boys basketball camp has taken over the Dedmon Center as both campers and coaches are learning new things about the game.
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-7
GRAPHIC=Redskins training camp


The Washington Redskins open training camp tomorrow morning at Frostburg State university, and only one Virginia television station was on the scene as the team arrived in town this afternoon.
Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers have more on the Redskins arrival in Frostburg.
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SUPER=@Mike1; 1:25
SUPER=01-Charlie Casserly/Redskins General Manager; 1:44
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S-Favre


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-22
GRAPHIC=Green Bay Packers


Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre addressed the media today and said he did not have a problem with alcohol.
Favre, who spent six weeks in drug rehabilitation for an addiction to painkillers, said he no longer is addicted and is ready to report to training camp.
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((BRETT FAVRE/GREEN BAY QUARTERBACK: ))
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S-Camp


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-9
GRAPHIC=Camp


Radford University's individual boys basketball camp has taken over the Dedmon Center this week.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford; :00


While there are 110 campers, the camper/coach ratio is smaller than years past. In addition, both student and teacher are learning.
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((MARQUIZ WILLIAMSON/RADFORD POINT GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Marquiz Williamson/Radford University Point Guard; :00
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The campers go over fundamentals and proper technique, but there is always time for fun and friends.
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((TYLER CANNOY/WYTHEVILLE CAMPER:)) ((THOMAS CANNOY/WYTHEVILLE CAMPER:))
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SUPER=01-Thomas Cannoy/Wytheville Camper; :08
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Promo
GRAPHIC=None


If you listen to pop music, you've probably heard singer Gloria Estefan's Olympic anthem, "Reach."
But did you know a local band is also taking part in the Olympic festivities?
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon knows all about this stuff.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


It's an acoustic rock band, Keith.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


They're Radar Rose- The band will perform at several Olympic villages this summer.
It's the only Roanoke- based group with that distinction.
We'll catch up with the band tonight before they leave on their Olympic- concert tour.
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Double Boxes=Keith/Jean/Newsroom

and weather tonight on News 7 at 11. We'll have that story plus a complete wrap up of today's other news, sports