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7Soering

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Soering
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;

A couple of drifters from Lynchburg were among those questioned about the murders of a wealthy Bedford County couple in 1985.
IF William Shifflett and Robert Louis Albright WERE ever suspects in the Haysom case, the county prosecutor never told the man who's serving two LIFE terms for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


Because of that, (Yenz SIR-ing's) Jen Soering's case is heading for another hearing in December- -in the same courtroom where he was convicted six years ago.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to Bedford, so the judge can hear the story of two murder suspects the defense team did not know about when (Sir-ing) Soering was tried.
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SOT
IN Q=They were found

((GAIL MARSHALL: THEY WERE FOUND WITH THE KNIFE THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH THIS WEAPON THAT THE FORENSIC PEOPLE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH HELD WAS THE TYPE OF KNIFE. THEY SECRETED IT, WHEN THEY WERE STOPPED. THEY APPARENTLY WERE FURTIVE ABOUT IT, AND THEN A FEW DAYS LATER THEY STABBED SOMEONE AND WERE CONVICTED FOR THAT STABBING IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Gail Marshall/Soering's Attorney
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=city of Roanoke.
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VO-NAT


Marshall wants fingerprints to compare with the UN-identified prints found in the Haysom home.
She also wants to know the suspects' blood type and whether, in fact, they were ever questioned about the Haysom case.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


(Sir-ing) Soering himself will be back for the hearing on December 9th.

7Va-Cares


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke program for former inmates may face major downsizing.
A judge in Richmond rejected Virginia Cares' challenge to a budget veto that cost the agency 600-thousand dollars in state funding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Virginia Cares provides services to state inmates as they're released from prison.
Earlier this year the General Assembly earmarked one-point-six million dollars for the program.
A veto by Governor Allen ultimately cost the agency more than a third of its funding, and a judge has now refused to overturn that decision.
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SOT
IN Q=We're disappointed in the decision

((BILL HOPKINS JR./ROANOKE ATTORNEY: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED IN THE DECISION. THE JUDGE HAS LEFT OPEN THE POSSIBILITY OF AMENDING THE PLEADING TO CURE WHAT HE CITES AS A DEFICIENCY IN OUR CASE. WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT TO DO THAT AT THIS POINT, AND WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT TO TAKE AN APPEAL.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hopkins Jr./Roanoke Attorney;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=take an appeal.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Virginia Cares has eighteen sites in the state serving 30 prisons.
Officials say it's now likely that some of those locations will close.

7Boones-Mill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=None


It looks like Boones Mill will get a new water system after all.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The town came up short on cash in efforts to replace its 55-year old water system.
It happened despite a 400-thousand dollar state grant.
But officials were able to get their hands on an additional grant worth 125- thousand dollars.
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SOT 12:03:08
IN Q=We submitted

((BONNIE NEWLON/FRANKLIN COUNTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: WE SUBMITTED MONEY TO THE R.A.C.D. FARMER'S HOME TO HELP US PAY FOR THE COST OF THE TANK. AND BY DOING THAT, THE COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT FOLKS DECIDED THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO WORK WITH US AND ALLOW US TO SHIFT THE BUDGET AROUND SO WE COULD USE ALL THEIR FUNDS FOR THE WATER LINE. ))
SUPER=01-Bonnie Newlon/Franklin Co. Asst. Administrator;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=the water line
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VO-NAT


Newlon says if the extra money wasn't granted, the project would have likely been put on hold.
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7Pulaski-Kennel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=NONE


One former Pulaski Kennel operator remains at large-- he's been charged with Cruelty to animals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last June;


Annette Jenkins let Terry Weaver set up the Solid Rock Kennel at her home.
Both disappeared in June, leaving about 30 dogs and cats tied up or caged without food and water.
Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic has treated and boarded the animals since, and adopted out all but six.
Jenkins turned herself in and pled guilty yesterday.
The judge suspended her 12-month sentence on the condition she repay the vet.
Weaver, who's also charged, is still at large.
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7weather


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Turning now to the weather,
A chilly morning should give way to highs in the low 70s with brisk winds.
Tonight we should have clear skies with lows around 50.
Expect mostly clear skies tomorrow with highs in the low to mid 70s.

7BIRTHDAYS! 9/19/96

SUPER=130-4/Brittany Phaup/Salem;



SUPER=130-16/Kellie Dillon/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-11/Alex Eaton/Pearisburg;



SUPER=130-50/Karl Shorter/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Tanya Gardner/New Castle;



SUPER=130-8/Lauren Gardner/New Castle;



SUPER=130-77/Elizabeth Arnold/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-12/Jennifer Bolt/Forest;



SUPER=130-16/Kellie Dillon/Glade Hill;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-40/Ricky Cox/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Sherry Driver/Salem;



SUPER=130-10/Jennifer Stallard/Shawsville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-3rd/Barry & Beth Davis/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-62/Edith Phillips/Copper Valley;



SUPER=130-41/Larry Phillips/Floyd;




Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none


"The Spitfire Grill" is a sweet poignant little story, beautifully told, about a young ex-con who goes to a small village in Maine to start a new life and changes the town forever.
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SOT TC 14:12:00
IN Q=Say Hannah.

((THE SPITFIRE GRILL/COLUMBIA PICTURES: SAY HANNAH. DID I FORGET TO MENTION THAT I'VE BEEN IN PRISON DOWN IN WINDAM FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS AND I ONLY GOT SENT TO SOLITARY THREE TIMES? IMAGINE THAT.))
SUPER=18-"The Spitfire Grill"; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=Imagine that.


Allison Eliot is Percy Talbot, a wounded child woman fresh out of the penitentiary where she served five years for manslaughter.
Ellen Burstyn is Hannah, owner of "The Spitfire Grill". She's a suspicious, brittle woman who reluctantly takes Percy in.
Percy, finds a friend in Shelby--a young mother played by Marcia Gay Harden. Who finds in Percy the strength to stand up to her hide bound husband--Will Patton.
A mystery man in "The Spitfire Grill" adds to the eccentricity of the town and its inhabitants.
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SOT TC 14:12:47
IN Q=You were out...

((YOU WERE OUT CHASING HIM WEREN'T YOU? NO ITS NOT LIKE THAT. SHUT UP. JUST SHUT UP. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER TO TRUST A LYING PIECE OF TRASH LIKE YOU . I'VE DONE NOTHING BAD. YOU SCARED AWAY THE ONLY HOPE I HAD. DAMN YOU. IF YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE WITH THAT HOPE, THAT'S FINE. I LOST MY SON.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=I lost my son.


"The Spitfire Grill" gets an "A-". It is a refreshing change from the usual Hollywood formula and an emotional plea for tolerance.

55Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


The latest News-7 Mason Dixon poll shows a tight race between Bill Clinton Republican challenger Bob Dole.
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VO-NAT


44-percent of Virginia voters favor Dole, while 43-percent support the President.
Coming in a VERY distant third is Reform party candidate Ross Perot, with only two-percent.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


If Clinton comes out on top-- he would become the first Democratic Presidential candidate to carry Virginia since Lyndon Johnson's win in 1964.

55Tech-Expo


ANCHOR= Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech's job fair proved to be a little too popular with prospective employers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The annual Engineering Expo started yesterday with 137 participating companies, a record number.
Due to space constraints, organizers were unable to accommodate about 20 firms that tried to register after the deadline.
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SOT 13:39:00
IN Q=

((SARAH JOYCE/EXPO '96 CHAIRPERSON: WE'VE EXPANDED OUR CORPORATE DATABASE OF THE COMPANIES WE SEND INFORMATION TO AND WE'VE ALSO HAD THE TECH NAME JUST GROW SO MUCH. PEOPLE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH WITH THE SPORTS PROGRAM DOING SO WELL, AND THEY'RE EXPANDING, ACCEPTING SO MANY MORE FRESHMEN. ))
SUPER=01-Sarah Joyce/Expo '96 Chairperson;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=many more freshmen.
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VO-NAT


The Expo allows about five thousand engineering students an opportunity to network with potential employers.
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SOT 13:55:23
IN Q=

((MARC SHEFFLER/THE BOEING COMPANY: WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF ENGINEERS. SO WE'RE ACTUALLY NOT ONLY CONTACTING PEOPLE THROUGH EXPO, BUT CONDUCTING ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS THIS YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Sheffler/The Boeing Company;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=interviews this year.
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VO-NAT


The Expo is one of the largest in the country.
It continues through today at the Squires Student Center.
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55Downtown-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Downtown Roanoke is on the fast track to economic growth.
Last year alone, 33 new businesses set up shop downtown.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Downtown Roanoke Incorporated is the main organization that promotes this growth.
At its annual meeting this afternoon, members got a sneak preview of how the group plans to continue downtown Roanoke's revitalization.
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SOT 02:54:57
IN Q=We need

((MATT KENNELL/DOWNTOWN ROANOKE INC.: WE NEED TO PUT AN ADDITIONAL EMPHASIS ON OUR RAIL DISTRICT, REALLY MAKE IT ROANOKE'S RIVER, AND PERHAPS BE THE MARKET AREA, AS FAR AS BEING A STRONG DRAW FOR THE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Matt Kennell/Downtown Roanoke Inc.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=for the area.
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VO-NAT


Other ideas include establishing a strong link between the new Second Street bridge and downtown.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Roanoke City Seal


These suggestions and others are in a new strategic plan called Outlook Downtown Roanoke, that has been in the works for several months.

55weather


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Turning now to the weather,
A chilly morning should give way to highs in the low 70s with brisk winds and partly sunny skies.
Tonight we should have clear skies with lows around 50.
Expect highs in the low to mid 70s for tomorrow.


8Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Soering
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Yens Seoring, the man serving two life terms for murdering his girlfriends parents, says he never knew about two Lynchburg drifters who were questioned about the murders.
Siring wants to know if William Shifflett and Robert Louis Albright were ever suspects the Haysom case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


Because of that, Soering's case is heading for another hearing in December, in the same courtroom where he was convicted six years ago.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to Bedford, so the judge can hear the story of two murder suspects the defense team did not know about when (Sir-ing) Soering was tried.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=They were found

((GAIL MARSHALL: THEY WERE FOUND WITH THE KNIFE THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH THIS WEAPON THAT THE FORENSIC PEOPLE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH HELD WAS THE TYPE OF KNIFE. THEY SECRETED IT, WHEN THEY WERE STOPPED. THEY APPARENTLY WERE FURTIVE ABOUT IT, AND THEN A FEW DAYS LATER THEY STABBED SOMEONE AND WERE CONVICTED FOR THAT STABBING IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Gail Marshall/Soering's Attorney
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=city of Roanoke.
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VO-NAT


Marshall wants fingerprints to compare with the UN-identified prints found in the Haysom home.
She also wants to know the suspects' blood type and whether, in fact, they were ever questioned about the Haysom case.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Soering himself will be back for the hearing on December 9th.

8SCLC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=NONE


The torching of black churches in the south may have died down, but a Danville civil rights organization doesn't want the issue to die.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Members
SUPER=03-Danville; :12
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :28
SUPER=01-Bill Fuller/Danville Commonwealth's Atty.;:55
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:06
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/Danville SCLC President; 1:14
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

(( Members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference are determined to prevent what's happened around the country from hitting home.
The organization sponsored a leadership summit in Danville-- inviting local church, legal and business leaders.
The meeting was upbeat-- combining prayer and fellowship with music. nat sound
runs=:03


But behind the Sunday like atmosphere-- the message was clear.
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19:06:48
SOT
IN Q=I don't

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:I DON'T KNOW OF ANYTHING THAT IS A MORE DASTARDLY ACT THAN THE BURNING OF A CHURCH AND WE WANT TO BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT WE DO EVERYTHING WE POSSIBLY CAN IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTRY AND THIS CITY, IN PARTICULAR, TO INSURE THAT THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN HERE. ))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=happen here.


Morris says his officers are keeping a closer eye on local churches.
But he and Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller encouraged the crowd to help by reporting any suspicious behavior.
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19:14:06
SOT
IN Q=A lot of

((BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:A LOT OF MURDERS TAKE PLACE IN THE HEAT OF PASSION AND THINGS LIKE THAT BUT TO JUST DO SOME PREMEDITATED ACT LIKE THAT IS ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=unbelievable.

stand up:
The SCLC began planning for the conference several months ago.
This gave the organization time to get the community involved. end su
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20:15:39
SOT
IN Q=We were

((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE SCLC PRESIDENT:WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF SCLC YOUTH AND WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. THEY SHOW US THE NEED FOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP TO EDUCATE AND TO KEEP THE SPIRITUAL DREAM ALIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=the community.


Members of the Jewish and Islamic faith also took part in the leadership summit. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

8Southern-Baptists


ANCHOR= Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


There are now two separate southern Baptist groups in the same state.
Conservative Virginia Baptists have made an official split with the more moderate Baptist General Association of Virginia.
The new Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia group includes about 115 churches, and is about one- tenth the size of its more moderate counterpart.
Idealogical differences led to the split-- the conservatives believe the Bible is the literal truth, and moderates believe some of the Bible is simply meant to be inspirational.

8weather


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Turning now to the weather,
A chilly morning should give way to highs in the low 70s with brisk winds.
Tonight we should have clear skies with lows around 50.
Expect mostly clear skies tomorrow with highs in the low to mid 70s.