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7Roanoke-Stabbing

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-66
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Three people are injured following a stabbing in Roanoke.
This is the second one in the city in some 24 hours.
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Police say it happened yesterday in a house at 4-11 Day Avenue.
Apparently three people got into an argument and someone pulled out a knife.
The fight then spilled out into the streets.
During the incident two people suffered minor injuries.
One person was taken to the hospital.
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((JAMES HENEGAR/WITNESS: WE COME OUT HERE AND GENTLEMEN OVER THERE HE WAS OUTSIDE RANTING AND RAVING ABOUT SOMEBODY STABBED HIM OR SOMETHING. WENT AROUND THE BACK OF THE HOUSE AND CAME BACK IN. THEY WERE TRYING TO KEEP HIM FROM INSIDE THE APARTMENT.)) ((VICTOR RAPCIEWICZ/WITNESS: A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OVER HERE AND THEY WERE JUST PARTYING HAVING A GOOD TIME AND TWO OF THE WRONG PEOPLE GOT TOGETHER AND THAT'S WHAT STARTED.))
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Police say the knife was more than ten inches long.
Authorities are still trying to sort out what happened.
The names and conditions of the victims have NOT been released.
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7Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Murder


Meanwhile, the stabbing victim who was killed Sunday had said he was having nightmares about dying a violent death.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Sunday;


Michael Dent was fatally stabbed outside the Hurt Park housing complex, where he lived almost his entire life.
Friends and family remember the 20-year old as someone who kept out of trouble, and liked to drive his car and play music.
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((TASHA BURNETT/VICTIM'S GIRLFRIEND: HE WAS NICE, FUNNY, ALWAYS JOKING. HE LOVED KIDS. HE WAS JUST, FUNNY.))
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The stabbing came after an argument.
Police say so far they don't believe drugs were involved.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The 17- year- old accused of killing Dent appeared in court yesterday.
ROBERT Reed of Detroit is being charged with murder and held without bond at the Coyner Springs Detention Center in Botetourt County.

7Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


Christy Brzonkala says she will appeal her rape case against two Virginia Tech football players.
The federal case was dismissed yesterday.
Keith Humphry has more on the ruling.
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(( The judge accepted the allegations as Brzonkala's lawyer outlined them- -that she was raped twice by linebacker Tony Morrison in his dorm room at Tech, along with James Crawford, another member of Tech's bowl-winningfootball team.
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((JOE PAINTER/CRAWFORD'S ATTORNEY: FIRST, THE HEARING AT VIRGINIA TECH FOUND HIM NOT GUILTY THEN AFTER AN UNBELIEVABLY EXTENSIVE STATE POLICE INVESTIGATION, NO INDICATION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO BE VINDICATED?))
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The decision from Judge Jackson Kiser did not exactly vindicate the two athletes.
Having already thrown out the case against Tech, Kiser has now taken the unusual step of declaring the Violence Against Women Act to be UNconstitutional.
If that ruling holds up, the claims would have to be heard in STATE court in Blacksburg.
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((DAVID PAXTON/MORRISON'S ATTORNEY: STATE LEGISLATURES AND COURTS ARE VERY RECEPTIVE TO ALLEGATIONS OF RAPE TODAY. AND, IF THEY'RE PROVEN PEOPLE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THIS CASE DOES NOT INVOLVE WHAT WE BELIEVE WILL BE SUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS OF RAPE.))
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"Without a doubt," Kiser wrote at the end of a 42-page decision, "violence against women is a pervasive and troublesome aspect of American Life which needs thoughtful attention. But," the judge concluded, "Congress is not invested with the authority to cure all of the ills of mankind."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

7weather


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Turning now to the forecast - it's going to be partly cloudy today with a chance of afternoon showers.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Tonight, expect the clouds to remain with lows in the upper 60s.
7BIRTHDAYS! 7/31/96

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SUPER=130-64/Evelyn Claytor/Radford;



SUPER=130-11/Elizabeth McQuire/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-2/Danielle Wyatt/Moneta;



SUPER=130-21/Kenny Mills II/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Ciera Sowers/Floyd;



SUPER=130-19/Amy Grubb/Snowville;



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SUPER=130-79/Ruby Robertson/Warm Springs;


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55Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
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An explosion at B-B-A Friction Plant in Dublin has injured one worker.
It happened about 4:30 this morning.
Firemen believe spark from static electricity while the worker was mixing chemicals caused the explosion.
The worker was taken to Radford Community Hospital with second and third degree burns on his face, chest and arms.
His name and condition has not been released.
No major damage to the plant is reported.

55Tuggle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 96-45
GRAPHIC=us supreme court


The last of six Virginia death row inmates who escaped from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in 1984 has appealed his death sentence to the Supreme Court.
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VO-NAT
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Attorney Tim Kaine said the state had Lem Tuggle evaluated by a psychiatrist without notifying the defense.
Kaine said the trial judge erred in denying Tuggle's request for an evaluation by a psychiatrist of his choosing.
Tuggle is the lone survivor of the six inmates who staged the biggest death row breakout in U-S history.
He was convicted of the 1983 rape and killing of Jessie Havens in Smyth County.
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55Dalton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A handwritten confession could send a 19-year old Pittsylvania County man to prison for life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


The letter was among the evidence presented yesterday against Paul Michael Dalton, Junior.
He's on trial for killing 72-year old Clark Aubrey Adkins.
Prosecutors allege Dalton killed for money.
Dalton's attorney says his client helped bury the body, but maintains Dalton did NOT shoot the man.
According to testimony, Dalton's sister was involved with the elderly victim, but also had a boyfriend.
The defense wants the jury to believe Dalton signed the confession to protect the couple.
However, several witness testified Dalton verbally confessed to the crime.
Trial is expected to last several days.
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55WJJS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=WJJS


W-J-J-S has only been on the Roanoke and Lynchburg airwaves for a couple of years, but already it has the competition singing the blues.
As Jay Moore reports the R and B station is just one station away from being number one.
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W-J-J-S is making a name for itself in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The rhythmic, contemporary station has been in its current form since May of 94.
That's when some radio pioneers got together to offer listeners an alternative to other stations in the area.
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Breaking THOSE rules has proven to be the key to J-J's jump in the ratings.
It's a strong second, knockin' on the door of county music leader WYYD.
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Two recent concerts in the valley have also brought in listeners.
In the past two month J-J-S has sponsored a couple of concerts.
3-T performed during Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
And earlier this month, Kool & The Gang sang before a crowd of 6- thousand at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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In Lynchburg Jay Moore, News 7.))

55weather


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Turning now to the forecast - Partly cloudy today with Highs will be in the mid 80s.

8Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


An explosion at B-B-A Friction Plant in Dublin has injured one worker.
It happened at about 4:30 this morning.
Firemen believe spark from static electricity while the worker was mixing chemicals caused the explosion.
The worker was taken to Radford Community Hospital with second and third degree burns on his face, chest and arms.
His name has not been released but officials say he is listed in stable condition.
No major damage to the plant is reported.

8Roanoke-Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Roanoke, an apparent argument leads to a stabbing that injures three people.
It comes on the heels of a separate stabbing incident on Sunday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say it started yesterday inside a house on 4-11 Day Avenue.
Apparently three people got into an argument and someone pulled out a knife.
The fight then spilled out into the streets.
During the incident three people were stabbed, one had to be taken to the hospital.
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IN Q=We come out here
SOT 18:25:04

((JAMES HENEGAR/WITNESS: WE COME OUT HERE AND GENTLEMEN OVER THERE HE WAS OUTSIDE RANTING AND RAVING ABOUT SOMEBODY STABBED HIM OR SOMETHING. WENT AROUND THE BACK OF THE HOUSE AND CAME BACK IN. THEY WERE TRYING TO KEEP HIM FROM INSIDE THE APARTMENT.)) ((VICTOR RAPCIEWICZ/WITNESS: A BUNCH OF PEOPLE OVER HERE AND THEY WERE JUST PARTYING HAVING A GOOD TIME AND TWO OF THE WRONG PEOPLE GOT TOGETHER AND THAT'S WHAT STARTED.))
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SUPER=01-Victor Rapciewicz/Witness; :15
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VO-NAT


Police say the knife was more than ten inches long.
Authorities are still trying to sort out what happened.
The names and conditions of the victims have NOT been released.
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8Wills


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=Olympic Bombing


Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park opened about 30 minutes ago with tightened security, three days after a pipe bomb exploded killing one person and injuring more than 100.
A Botetourt County man was among the thousands at the park at the time of the blast.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Home Video;


Steve Wills captured some of the events on his video camera.
He says he was some 300 yards away from where the bomb went off.
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((STEVE WILLS: THE FIRST THOUGHT I HAD WAS THAT IT MIGHT BE A SPECIAL EFFECT FROM THE CONCERT BECAUSE THAT WAS GOING ON. AND TH OTHER THOUGHT WAS THAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A TRANSFORMER EXPLODING OR SOMETHING OFF THE EQUIPMENT JUST POPPING OFF AT THAT POINT BUT IT WAS SO LOUD THAT YOUR IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WAS THAT IT WAS VERY SERIOUS.))
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Wills recorded police and rescue crews trying to make their way through the crowds.
He says it did not look like a bomb had just exploded.
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((BUT WHAT WAS VERY ODD WAS THAT YOU DIDN'T HEAR ANY SCREAMS AND EVERYBODY WAS KIND OF WALKING AT A NORMAL PACE SO NO ONE WAS REALLY SURE IF A BOMB HAD GONE OFF OR EXACTLY WHAT HAD OCCURRED.))
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Wills says despite the attack he went to other Olympic events that day-- and believes the bomb did NOT destroy the Olympic spirit.
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8Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=Interstate 66


The proposed TransAmerica corridor is still very much in the preliminary planning stages, but it's taken a step closer to becoming a reality.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Congressman Bob Goodlatte yesterday announced that 400-thousand dollars has been set aside to study the route I-66 would take through Virginia.
Goodlatte had lobbied hard for the corridor to run through Lynchburg and central Virginia, which does "not" have an interstate highway of its own.
Funding and construction could still be decades away.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: BUT IF WE DON'T BEGIN THE PROCESS NOW OF PUTTING IN OUR BID AND THIS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY IS APPROVED AND ROUTED, IT COULD EASILY BE ROUTED SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE'VE GOT TO STAY ON TOP OF IF RIGHT FROM THE OUTSET IF WE'RE GOING TO SEE FUTURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE CREATION OF JOBS IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA PROTECTED.))
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The study will be conducted during 1997.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=goodlatte


Goodlatte also announced that the federal government has approved construction of a partial interchange at 581 near Hershberger Road.
It should help alleviate traffic congestion created by the new WalMart supercenter nearby.

8weather


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Turning now to the forecast - it's going to be partly cloudy today with a chance of afternoon showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s.