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7Davis

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


The 23- year old man charged with capital murder, rape and burglary in connection with the death of a retired school teacher went before a judge yesterday.
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VO-NAT
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Police say Harold David Davis killed 68- year old Anna Jean Paxton.
Yesterday a judge appointed two lawyers from Abingdon to handle Davis' case.
Court records show Davis was placed on five years probation in March for burglary and grand larceny.
Sources say he has previously done some work in the victim's home as a laborer.
Anderson was raped and strangled to death inside her home on Culbert Street last week.
Police have also charged a juvenile with burglary to commit larceny at the residence.
News-7 has confirmed he is 17 year- old Josh Widener, one of Anderson's former fifth-grade students.
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7Leggett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
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And end to the speculation this morning about the future Danville-based Leggett Stores.
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VO-NAT from 96-10-Leggett
SUPER=@file


The chain, with 36 stores and six outlet centers, is being sold to Belk Stores of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Belk already owns 16 percent of Leggett's shares.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The Leggett and Belk families are related.
The families split in the 19-20s and the Leggetts opened their first store in Lynchburg.


7Jamestown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia Archaeologists say they've unearthed a major piece of American history.
They have found evidence of the original fort built on Jamestown Island in 16-07.
It was the first permanent English settlement in America.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE DISCOVERED AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE -- THE ORIGINAL JAMESTOWN FORT. applause))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WAS THAT THIS FORT WAS LOST TO THE MIGHTY JAMES RIVER. THESE INQUIRING MEN AND WOMEN HAD A MUCH BETTER IDEA. THEY LITERALLY DUG IN.))
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The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities acquired and preserved the site from further erosion -- with NO inkling until two years ago of what actually still lay beneath the earth.
That's when archaeologist William Kelso stepped into --
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: A TIME I LIKE TO CALL THE WOODEN AGES, WHERE MOST EVERYTHING WAS MADE OF TIMBER AND EARTH. SO WHAT IS LEFT FOR ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE NOT BRICK FOUNDATIONS, BUT RATHER STAINS IN THE SOIL WHERE WOODEN WALLS DECAYED AWAY.))
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((IN 1607, 104 HARDY SETTLERS SAILED UP THE JAMES RIVER TO DISCOVER THIS SITE. ALMOST 400 YEARS LATER, MORE THAN 100 ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND 700- THOUSAND DOLLARS REDISCOVERED JAMESTOWN.))
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Captain John Smith and the Virginia Company survived-- the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: IT WAS A TOUGH PLACE TO LIVE IN THIS EARLY PERIOD. UH, LIVING MOSTLY ON TURTLE IT SEEMS.))
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Look upon the first face -- unearthed this week.
Taken down by a musketball in the leg.
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((WE'RE NOT SURE WHETHER THAT MIGHT BE SHOT OR WHETHER THAT JUST MIGHT BE PROBING THAT HAPPENED SOME TIME IN THE 20TH CENTURY.))
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Among the new news:
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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY WERE MAKING COPPER JEWELRY IN THE LOCAL ALGONQUIN INDIAN STYLE, SHOWING THAT THIS TIME OF FIRST CONTACT WAS MORE A TIME OF INTERDEPENDENCE AND ACCOMMODATION RATHER THAN OF EXTERMINATION.))
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Expect more revelations leading up to the year 2007 -- the four century mark for an American icon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Jamestown.))

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather,
We should have highs in the mid to upper 70s with some breezy conditions.
Tonight, it'll be cooler than it's been all summer-- lows will be in the mid to upper 50s.
Saturday it'll be breezy with partly sunny skies-- highs in the 70s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 9/15/96

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SUPER=130-5/Leah Taylor/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-4/Russell Ramey/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-4/Ronnie Eggleston Jr./Buena Vista;


Monday:

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SUPER=130-15/Cory Brown/Chatham;



SUPER=130-1/Austin Lephew/Salem;



SUPER=130-2/Ashley Akers/Roanoke;


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SUPER=130-13/Brandon Ashby/Altavista;



SUPER=130-40/Calvin Hodge/Dublin;



SUPER=130-23/Natasha Taylor/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-19/Devonne Claybrooks/Bassett;


55Lavender


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Home Employee is going to serve time for raping a former resident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


(Seh- Dric) Cedric Lavender was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for raping a 14-year old girl last year.
The sentence could be suspended after Lavender serves a year and a half in prison.
The former child care worker also got 12 months for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Botetourt County prosecutor Joel Branscom says if Lavender violates any terms of his probation, he could face an additional 6 and a-half years in prison.


55SML-Art


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=@melanie1


Some residents near Smith Mountain are doing a little maitenance work in the name of art.
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SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;


They're fixing up an old farm house off route 1-22.
The home will be the site of the area's art show.
But before that happens, these volunteers have lots of cleaning up to do.
They say it's worth it... and that the show will be something special.
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((PAT LENAHAN/SMITH MOUNTAIN ARTS COUNCIL: IT GIVES LOCAL PEOPLE A CHANCE TO SHOW THEIR WORK. WE HAVE SOME PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS. WE ALSO HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST STARTING OUT. IT'S A NON- JURIED SHOW WHICH MEANS THAT ANYBODY WHO BRINGS THEIR WORK CAN SHOW THEIR WORK.))
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Hundreds of paintings and sculptures will be part of the exhibit.
The art show will open in two weeks.
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55WYYD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=NONE


A lynchburg Country Music Radio Station is shooting to the top of the charts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Billboard Magazine has awarded W-Y-Y-D-F-M with its 1996 "Station of the Year" honors, in the small market category.
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((ROBYNN JAYMES/WYYD PROGRAM DIRECTOR: THEY HAD THE AWARDS DINNER ON SATURDAY NIGHT. WE WON RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR, WHICH WAS QUITE A THRILL AND I WON PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR, WHICH WAS PRETTY AWING, SINCE I JUST BECAME PROGRAM DIRECTOR IN JANUARY.))
SUPER=01-Robynn James/WYYD Program Director;
RUNS=:12
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VO-NAT


The station beat out more than a thousand competitors from across the country.
Jaymes says the "Station of the Year" award should help it continue to draw big- time country acts to our area.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather,
We should have highs in the mid to upper 70s with some breezy conditions.
Tonight, it'll be cooler than it's been all summer-- lows will be in the mid to upper 50s.
Saturday it'll be breezy with partly sunny skies-- highs in the 70s.

8Flood-Centers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Southside Aftermath
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


It was a week ago today that Tropical Storm Fran blew through the region downing trees and flooding numerous homes and businesses.
Many residents, in the hard hit southside, are still struggling to recover.
Yesterday disaster recovery centers opened to help residents with their financial loss.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=03-Riverdale; :04
SUPER=01-Jay Lee Dean/Furniture Store Owner; :22 (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Ray Fowler/Restaurant Owner; :36
SUPER=01-Bunny Propst/Grocery Store Owner; 1:00
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((ALL MY HAND SANDERS, MY BELT SANDERS...))
For Jay Lee Dean, this has been a bitter loss.
Dean moved his furniture repair shop to Riverdale less than a year ago, hoping to capitalize on its promising location near a busy highway.
That was before four feet of floodwater filled his shop last weekend, ruining his stock, his merchandise and his equipment. ((SO THIS IS, ESSENTIALLY A TOTAL LOSS FOR YOU? THIS HAS BEEN A TOTAL LOSS.))
If it's true, misery loves company, Dean is not alone.
Across the street at the Swanee Restaurant, they've lost a week's worth of business waiting for the waters to recede so that the building could be dried out and cleaned off. ((RAY FOWLER/RESTAURANT OWNER: ECONOMICALLY IT'S BEEN RIGHT TOUGH. YOU ADD THE LOSSES FOR THE EQUIPMENT AND THE FOOD PLUS THE LOSS OF BUSINESS. IT'S BEEN TOUGH.))
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This is music to the ears of grocery store owner Bunny Propst.
Customers are slowly filtering back into the Ratliff grocery, which has been cleared of its mud, water and debris.. and is now waiting for new stock to refill its shelves. ((BUNNY PROPST/GROCERY STORE OWNER: AND I'M THINKING SERIOUSLY ABOUT GETTING SOME GREEN PAINT AND WRITING ACROSS THE FRONT OF THE STORE "PLEASE COME IN", SO EVERYBODY THAT FELT SORRY FOR US, WE'RE OPEN WE NEED OUR CUSTOMERS TO COME BACK.))
While they wait for business to rebound, Propst and the rest are hoping FEMA can pick up the financial slack.
The first step is calling the toll free number to register for assistance. ((Steve Smallshaw: Once you have registered by phone and you have more specific questions, you can come to a disaster recovery center like this one in downtown South Boston. FEMA says it will keep these centers open until the need is exhausted. Steve Smallshaw, News7, South Boston.)) ))

8Leggett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=leggett


Danville-based Leggett Stores has a new owner.
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VO-NAT from 96-10-Leggett
SUPER=@file


The chain, with 36 stores and six outlet centers, is being sold to Belk Stores of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Belk already owns 16 percent of Leggett's shares.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The Leggett and Belk families have close ties. The families split in the 1920s when four legget brothers split from Beck to open their own chain.
News of this story came unceremoniously-- a press release was sent out to the media after the Legget headquarters in South Boston had closed for the day yesterday.

8JAMESTOWN


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WRITER=MEL
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Exciting news from the tidewater region--
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities acquired a site on Jamestown island,
And now, Virginia archaelogists have found evidence of the first permanent English settlement in America.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jamestown;


They've unearthed the original fort built in Jamestown in 16-07.
The three-sided fort was made of logs.
They no longer exist because the fort burned down a year after it was built.
But archaeologists have found the fort's footprint -- palisade lines marking the way the logs were laid out.

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((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: A TIME I LIKE TO CALL THE WOODEN AGES, WHERE MOST EVERYTHING WAS MADE OF TIMBER AND EARTH. SO WHAT IS LEFT FOR ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE NOT BRICK FOUNDATIONS, BUT RATHER STAINS IN THE SOIL WHERE WOODEN WALLS DECAYED AWAY. ))
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For the past 100 years Scientists and historians believed that erosion from the James River washed away the remnants.
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather,
We should have highs in the mid to upper 70s with some breezy conditions.
Tonight, it'll be cooler than it's been all summer-- lows will be in the mid Saturday it'll be breezy with partly sunny skies-- highs in the 70s. to upper 50s.