06:00-01

TWA-Crash

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net/live
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


A major breakthough in the investigation of T-W-A Flight 800.
The black boxes were found late last night, and have been taken to Washington for immediate analysis.
Liz Mullen has more.
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LIVE=liz/full
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting;
SUPER=11-East Moriches, NY;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/This Morning;
RUNS=:45
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Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net c
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The Ohio man accused in a fireworks store blaze won't be allowed to move to a mental hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-July 3;


24- year- old Todd Hall is charged in the deadly fire that killed nine people and hurt eleven others July 3rd.
SUPER=03-Ironton, OH;


Hall's attorney says health is an issue-
Hall had a lobotomy after a skateboarding accident nine years ago.
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SOT 15:18:30
IN Q=

((RICHARD WOLFSON/HALL'S ATTORNEY: I UNDERSTAND TODD HAS HAD TWO SURGERIES TO REMOVE MAJOR AREAS OF HIS BRAIN SO HIS ABILITY TO THINK IS NOT REALLY KNOWN TO US.))
SUPER=01-Richard Wolfson/Hall's Attorney;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=really known to us."
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VO-NAT


Wolfson had requested that Hall be moved to a mental hospital- but the judge ruled he must remain in jail.
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Howerton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE# 96-58
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/January;


In Danville, 17- year- old Lawrence Howerton Junior was convicted of first degree murder last night.
Howerton maintained it was self defense when he shot 16-year old Anthony Spraggins on Winslow Street.
But prosecutors convinced the jury that Howerton killed for revenge.
According to testimony the two had been involved in a fight at George Washington High School about a week before the shooting.
Howerton will be sentenced next month.
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Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 4


The troubled young man who held police at bay at a local convenience store last month has been found guilty on assault and weapons charges.
The teenager charged a police officer with a knife. He also had a B-B gun on him.
On a plea of "no contest" yesterday in Juvenile Court, the young man was convicted of four misdemeanors: assault, carrying two concealed weapons, and brandishing one of them.
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1-Sports


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


Time now for sports and the latest from the Carolina League.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=good morning
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=in a bit


One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-8 Independence Day
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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SOT
IN Q=Okay, it's farfetched...
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=gets an "A-".

((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: Okay, it's farfetched and the coincidences are, well, a bit too coincidental. But so what...for sheer old fashioned alien invasion entertainment, "Independence Day" delivers.
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SOT 7:48;02
IN Q=Where are they...

((INDEPENDENCE DAY/20TH CENTURY FOX: WHERE ARE THEY HEADING? THEY SHOULD BE ENTERING OUR ATMOSPHERE IN THE NEXT TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=next twenty-five minutes.


It delivers spectacular special effects, giant explosions and 15 mile wide spaceships.
It delivers nasty aliens and some interesting characters.
Bull Pullman is the President, once a fighter pilot he is now being seen as an indecisive wimp.
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SOT TC 7:48:28
IN Q=Now what do...

((NOW WHAT DO WE DO? ADDRESS THE NATION. THERE'S GONNA BE A LOT OF FRIGHTENED PEOPLE OUT THERE. HEY, I'M ONE OF THEM.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=one of them.

TC 7:48:50Jeff Goldblum is a computer engineer who is the first to realize what the aliens want.
Judd Hirsh has a funny turn as Goldblum's father. TC 7:49:43 Will Smith and Harry Connick Jr. are enthusiastic pilots out to beat the bad guys.
This small group along with survivors from all over the world have to save the planet from these powerful invaders.
It's all great fun. The movie does exactly what it sets out to do, and for that it nets an "A-".))
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LIVE=Larry/Full
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Black-Boxes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


The flight data and cockpit recorders from T-W-A Flight 800 are now in Washington.
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VO-NAT


Analysis of them is to begin today.
The devices were pulled from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean late last night and immediately shipped
SUPER=03-Washington DC/This Morning;

to the nation's capital.
It's hoped they'll yield key evidence about what happened when the Boeing 747 exploded and crashed last week with 230 people on board.
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Yokohama


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=Yokohama


One of Salem's biggest employers is cutting back its work force and scaling down production.
Yokohama says its because of too much inventory.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=The shift
SUPER=03-Salem;:00
SUPER=@Scott2; :12
SUPER=04-File Tape;:20
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=S.P., N- 7, Salem


((The shift was over... and cars filed out of the Yokohama plant like they would any other day.
Except this time, the drive home was filled with thoughts of a work force shake up.
Company officials say the Salem plant has excessive levels of inventory.
For about fifty workers, that means layoffs.
For the rest it means a 7- day hiatus... as the plant will close for a week starting August first.
Problems started in January... when some defective tires were sent to one of its biggest customers, Price Costco.
Then last month, Costco broke ties with Yokohama.
Both companies insist the bad batch had nothing to do with the loss of the contract.
Nonetheless it was a major blow for Yokohama.
Costco would usually purchase about one third of the tires made at the Salem plant.
Now production will be cut by three percent.
Yokohama says it had no choice but to make the work force changes.
Meanwhile workers were left no choice but to roll out... and roll with the punches.
Scott Prince, News 7, Salem))

Jafree


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meantime, the (JAFF-free) Jafree Shirt Company in Wytheville is closing its doors after 60 years of business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Jafree once employed several hundred workers, sewing shirts for famous- label companies.
Now there are only about 50 workers
Officials say the sharpest decline came when the North American Free Trade Agreement allowed work to shift overseas.
And President Charles Clatterbuck says the final nail in the coffin is the pending minimum wage increase.
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SOT 10:30:37
IN Q=

((CHARLES CLATTERBUCK/JAFREE PRESIDENT: THERE ARE PLANTS AND COUNTRIES THAT ARE PAYING 31 CENTS AN HOUR. I CAN'T COMPETE WITH THAT. ))
SOT 11:00:38

((GERALDINE CASSELL/JAFREE WORKER: I THINK IT'S TERRIBLE THAT THEY'RE TAKING OUR JOBS OVERSEAS.))
SUPER=01-Charles Clatterbuck/Jafree President;
SUPER=01-Geraldine Cassell/Jafree Worker;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=compete with that.
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VO-NAT


Clatterbuck hopes someone will buy the plant and keep it open.
The Wythe County Industrial Development Authority HAS pledged to help.
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SOT 10:29:14
IN Q=

((BENNY BURKETT/WYTHE CO. IDA: WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM IN ANY WAY THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN. AND THE PROSPECTS AS WELL. IF THEY NEED FINANCING WE'LL TRY TO ASSIST WITH THAT AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Benny Burkett/Wythe Co. IDA;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=with that as well.
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VO-NAT


The plant is slated to close September 13th.
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2-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=mlb logo


In American League action--
Minnesota used a 15-hit attack to complete its first three-game sweep at

Baltimore since 1983.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=#556;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/2/j/Boston/12////Texas/2/j/New York/4///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Minnesota/11//Baltimore/4///j/Cleveland/10//Toronto/0///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Oakland/6//Chicago/5////Milwaukee/7/j/Seattle/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Chicago/7//San Francisco/1///j/Cincinnati/3//Philadelphia/1///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/4//St. Louis/1////San Diego/4/j/Houston/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/4/j/Pittsburgh/5////New York/6/j/Colorado/7///;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Frederick/4/j/Salem/5///j/Lynchburg/6//Wilmington/3///;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0105-/Burlington/1/j/Danville/6///j/Princeton/6//Martinsville/5///;



Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Morni'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-8 Zoo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Beth Poff/Executive Director;
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SOT ("B"roll of Zoo Landscaping)
IN Q=
SUPER=24-February 1996;
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=
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LIVE=Larry/Full



(Toss to Melanie & Beth)


2HEADLINES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# edit
SUPER=#4050;Mornin' Headline Banner


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


The so-called black boxes from T-W-A Flight 800 have arrived in Washington for analysis.
The flight data and voice recorders were pulled from the ocean floor off Long Island late last night.
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VO-NAT


More legal trouble for Virginia Tech and some of its football players at the hands of Christy Brzonkla.
The former Tech student has filed state lawsuits against the parties for an alleged rape and what she calls a cover up of the crime.
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VO-NAT


And a new look for two Martinsville neighborhoods.
The city has received two community development block grants allowing it to refurbish old homes and build new ones.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And that's what's making news on this Thursday July 25th.
ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
(beth ad lib)


Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net/live
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


A major development this morning in the probe of T-W-A flight 800.
The flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the ill-fated flight were recovered late last night from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
The crucial "black boxes" arrived in Washington just a couple of hours ago for analysis.
Officials are hoping the recorders will help to nail down the cause of the second worst air disaster in U-S history.
Liz Mullen has the latest.
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LIVE=liz/full
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting;
SUPER=11-East Moriches, NY;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/This Morning;
RUNS=:45
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-45
GRAPHIC=brzonkala


Lawyers for former Virginia Tech student Christy Brzonkala were back in court.
They've filed two state court lawsuits against the university and three football players.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Brzonkala contends the players were involved in raping her and covering up the crime.
They have denied the claims.
The state suits were filed to meet a statute of limitations deadline on July 21st.
That's the anniversary of a judicial hearing that Tech held in the case.
Attorney Eileen Wagner said the state claims were filed in case Brzonkala's pending federal lawsuit is dismissed.
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Dorm-Buyout


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=va tech


Virginia Tech is offering a dorm buyout.
The Blacksburg school is facing a larger than expected freshman class.
So it's willing to pay upperclassmen to live off-campus.
The buyout offers students the 100 dollar refund of their dormitory prepayment, and 150 dollars worth of dining money to spend in campus dining halls.
Tech had planned for a freshman class of 48-hundred students. But now it looks like 52-hundred will come.


Neighborhood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two Martinsville neighborhoods are getting a facelift-- thanks to more than one million dollars in back-to-back state grants.
While one project is nearly complete-- residents in the other neighborhood are eagerly awaiting their turn.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Everybody wants to look new
SUPER=01-Brenda Manns/Massey Street Resident; :00
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :08
SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager; :34
SUPER=01-Barbara Norton/Moss Street Resident; 1:04
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:15
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville

((
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SOT TAPE 2 6:10:55

((BRENDA MANNS/MASSEY STREET RESIDENT: EVERYBODY WANTS TO LOOK NEW, AND THAT'S WHAT-- THIS AREA DOES HAVE A NEW LOOK NOW. ))
RUNS=:06


Massey Street's new look comes courtesy of a one-and-a-quarter million dollar gift to Martinsville.
The city managed to acquire not one, but TWO community development block grants in a row.
The Massey Street project is almost complete-- rehabilitating 28 homes.
Moss Street is next in line for a makeover.
City officials say the neighborhood revitalization is not only bringing out the better side of these areas-- but the city as a whole.
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SOT 4:34:55 TAPE 1

((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: IT WILL CERTAINLY PROVIDE A CATALYST TO MAKE THESE INTOWN, UPTOWN NEIGHBORHOODS DESIRABLE AGAIN FOR LIVING. ))
RUNS=:13


The Moss Street rehab work is scheduled to start next spring.
Some of the more dilapidated structures will be torn down-- with 15 new homes built in their place.
Barbara Norton has lived here for 34 years and recalls a time when it was a prestigious neighborhood.
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SOT TAPE 1 5:09:55

((BARBARA NORTON/MOSS STREET RESIDENT: I'VE SEEN THIS STREET GO DOWN INTO A DEVASTATED STATE IT'S IN NOW. BUT WITH THE PROJECT THAT'S COMING UP, I HOPE IT WILL REGAIN ITS STATURE. ))
RUNS=:15
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SOT standup 5:48:07 TAPE 1

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7:WHILE RESIDENTS LIKE BARBARA NORTON MAY LONG FOR THE DAYS WHEN THIS WAS ONE OF THE NICEST PLACES TO LIVE-- THEY SAY THEY'RE THANKFUL TO THE CITY FOR HELPING TO BRING BACK SOME OF THE PRIDE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE. ))
RUNS=:12

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Gymnastics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Olympics


The success of seven young women in Atlanta may soon be felt in gyms across the country.
Interest in gymnastics is expected to flourish in the wake of this week's gold medal performance by the U- S women's team.
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SOT
IN Q=I was amazed at how they came back

((LAUREN SISLER/GYMNAST: I WAS AMAZED AT HOW THEY CAME BACK FROM COMPULSORY AND EVERYTHING AND HOW KERRI STRUG HURT HERSELF AND SHE WENT ALL THE WAY FOR THE TEAM.))
SUPER=01-Lauren Sisler/Gymnast;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=all the way for the team.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The team's success has been a boost for Lauren Sisler and other young athletes at the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics.
The sport requires long hours of practice, often with little recognition.
But the Olympics have brought them back into the spotlight.
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SOT
IN Q=Our phone has been ringing

((BARBARA JIRKA/HEAD COACH: OUR PHONE HAS BEEN RINGING CONSTANTLY ALL WEEK LONG, EVEN BEFORE THE WOMEN'S TEAM WON THE GOLD MEDAL, SO THAT JUST PROVES TO YOU THAT THE OLYMPICS REALLY DOES HELP OUR SPORT.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Jirka/Head Coach;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=does help our sport.
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VO-NAT


Most of the advanced students practice at least 16 hours a week, but the coach says she expects enrollment to climb substantially in the wake of the Olympic Games.
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3-Sports


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


In sports --
Mike Stevens has an update on Kerri Strug's ankle, plus he tells us there's lots of trouble for the Dallas Cowboys.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=hello again
RUNS=1:57
OUT Q=great day everybody


Black-Boxes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


The flight data and cockpit recorders from T-W-A Flight 800 are now in Washington.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Analysis of them is to begin today.
The devices were pulled from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean late last night and immediately shipped
SUPER=03-Washington DC/This Morning;

to the nation's capital.
It's hoped they'll yield key evidence about what happened when the Boeing 747 exploded and crashed last week with 230 people on board.
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Troubled-Teen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The teen who held police at bay at a local convenience store last month has been found guilty on assault and weapons charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 4


The teenager charged a police officer with a knife.
He also had a B-B gun on him.
On a plea of "no contest" yesterday in Juvenile Court, the boy was convicted of four misdemeanors: assault, carrying two concealed weapons, and brandishing one of them.
The prosecutor says the teen has been in his father's custody since the incident, working landscaping jobs with his Dad to stay out of trouble.
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Lawrence-Howerton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE# 96-58
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/January;


In Danville, 17- year- old Lawrence Howerton Junior was convicted of first degree murder last night.
Howerton maintained it was self defense when he shot 16-year old Anthony Spraggins on Winslow Street.
But prosecutors convinced the jury that Howerton killed for revenge.
According to testimony the two had been involved in a fight at George Washington High School about a week before the shooting.
Howerton will be sentenced next month.
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Death-Penalty


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=None


Louisiana's most famous nun says Virginians have a moral dilemma.
Sister Helen (pray-ZHAN) Prejean says Virginia may be getting ready to execute an innocent man.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Sister Helen
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sister Helen Prejean/Author & Activist; :07
SUPER=@file; :33
SUPER=@Ellen2; :44
SUPER=01-Lori Urs/O'Dell Defense Team; :57
SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape; 1:24
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Sister Helen Prejean wrote "Dead Man Walking" and it's her that Susan Sarandon won an Oscar portraying last year.
SOT 13;15:55 TAPE ONE

((SISTER HELEN PREJEAN: THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, ALONG WITH MY STATE, LOUISIANA, IS INTENT ON EXECUTIONS PERIOD. WE, WITH GEORGIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA, HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER 70- PERCENT OF ALL EXECUTIONS RESUMED AFTER THE 1976 SUPREME COURT RULING. EXECUTIONS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A SOUTHERN THING.))
RUNS=:19


Her cause du jour is Virginia Beach condemned killer Joseph O'Dell.
His defense team says DNA blood evidence of the kind that convicted Richmond's Southside Strangler Timothy Spencer would ACQUIT O'Dell.
Governor Allen even pardoned presumed rapist Ed Honaker when DNA evidence cleared him.
O'Dell's team's biggest beef is Virginia's 21- day rule.
NO new evidence can be submitted on the 22nd day after the original trial.
A recent Virginia Tech poll showed the rule unpopular.
sot 13:12:33 tape one

((LORI URS: 74- PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED DISAGREE WITH THE CURRENT LAW. THIS SUGGESTS THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ARE MORE INTERESTED IN MEETING THE ENDS OF JUSTICE THAN CONVICTING AND EXECUTING THE WRONG PERSON.))
runs=:14



sot 13:24;11 TAPE ONE

((SISTER HELEN PREJEAN: HOW ABOUT JUSTICE FOR THIS MAN JOSEPH O'DELL, WHO WILL SURELY BE KILLED BY THE STATE OF VIRGINIA UNLESS THIS COMMUNITY STANDS WITH HIM AND SPEAKS OUT FOR HIM TO THE GOVERNOR AND TO THE COURTS AND TO THE WORLD?))
runs=:14


O'Dell's date for the death chamber will NOT be set until a federal appeals court ruling comes down.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Midwives


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=6am
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=NONE


There's a growing movement in this region to bring midwives back to the baby delivery system.
A midwife attends pregnancy and childbirth, but is NOT a physician.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Freeda Cathcart has a great deal of faith in midwives.
She just delivered twin sons over the weekend....at home, in her bed, under the guidance of a midwife.
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SOT 11:31:31
IN Q=A lot of

((FREEDA CATHCART/MOTHER: A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE WONDERING HOW WE WERE GOING TO DO IT, AND WHEN I TELL THEM THAT I HAVE A MIDWIFE WITH EXPERIENCE THAT HAD ALREADY DELIVERED FIVE SETS OF TWIN, THAT REASSURED THEM SOME, BUT TWINS ARE CONSIDERED A HIGH RISK...BUT THE THING I LIKE BEST ABOUT MIDWIFE'S APPROACH IS THAT BIRTH IS A NATURAL, NORMAL EVENT.))
SUPER=01-Freeda Cathcart/Child-Birth Educator & Mother; :
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=normal event.
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VO-NAT


It was the mid-wife who also supervised her prenatal care.
Freeda, herself is an internationally certified child-birth educator.
But at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, neo-natologist Robert Allen believes home births are just too risky.
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SOT 13:46:45
IN Q=Certainly

((DR. ROBERT ALLEN/NEONATOLOGIST: CERTAINLY IN THE ROANOKE AREA WHERE HOSPITALS ARE VERY CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO SEEK A MORE PRIMITIVE FORM OF DELIVERY WHEN ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES ARE AVAILABLE AND CAN BE PROVIDED IN A VERY HOME-LIKE AND PATIENT FRIENDLY MANNER. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Allen/Neonatologist; : :
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=patient friendly manner.
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VO-NAT


Dr. Allen says home births bring a greater chance of mortality for both mother and baby, especially in the case of twins.
Still, Freeda and her clan of four are happy with the decison.
Three of the four children were born at home.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=mlb logo


In National League action--
it was one more home win for Colorado, and another heartbreaker for the New York Mets.
Let's check out the scoreboards.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=#556;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/2/j/Boston/12////Texas/2/j/New York/4///;
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SUPER=0091-j/Minnesota/11//Baltimore/4///j/Cleveland/10//Toronto/0///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Oakland/6//Chicago/5////Milwaukee/7/j/Seattle/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Chicago/7//San Francisco/1///j/Cincinnati/3//Philadelphia/1///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/4//St. Louis/1////San Diego/4/j/Houston/6///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/4/j/Pittsburgh/5////New York/6/j/Colorado/7///;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Frederick/4/j/Salem/5///j/Lynchburg/6//Wilmington/3///;
SUPER=x5012;

SUPER=0105-/Burlington/1/j/Danville/6///j/Princeton/6//Martinsville/5///;