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7C'Burg-Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-76
GRAPHIC=Murder
SUPER=@Melanie1;


A 51- year- old handy man is in jail this morning charged with the murder of an elderly Christiansburg woman.
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Police found 87- year- old Anna Virginia Lester's body Saturday in her Radford Street home.
They're not releasing the cause of her death but investigators say there were cuts and bruises on her body.
James Reed is being charged with the crime.
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((LT. GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: WE RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT HE HAD DONE WORK FOR HER IN THE PAST AROUND HER HOUSE. WE HAVEN'T DETERMINED YET WHETHER MISS LESTER WAS ROBBED.))
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Brumfield says there are no signs of forced entry.
And that Reed may have had a key to Lester's house.
He also says Anna Lester's death is a great loss to the community.
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((MISS LESTER WAS JUST A LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF CHRISTIANSBURG. SHE AND HER FAMILY ARE WELL RESPECTED, GOOD PEOPLE.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Reed is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
He will be arraigned tomorrow.

7R'BRIDGE-JOB


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-80
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


Hundreds of new jobs may be coming to Rockbridge County.
A public-private partnership is cultivating an industrial park on what use to be farmland.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Jerry Nay/Professional Business Mgmt.; :14
SUPER=01-David Kleppinger/RAEDC Executive Director; :29
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((This land was farmed for nearly 200 years.
Now the new owner hopes to cultivate jobs for Rockbridge County instead of crops.
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((JERRY NAY/PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MGMT: WE'VE ENVISIONED DEVELOPING THIS BEAUTIFUL LAND INTO AN AREA THAT WILL RECEIVE INDUSTRY, LIGHT INDUSTRY, THAT WILL PROVIDE JOBS FOR OUR AREA.))
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And new jobs maybe sprouting up soon.
Two companies are close to finalizing deals, but it's too soon to release all the details.
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((DAVID KLEPPINGER/ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP: THEY GIVEN US A VERBAL COMMITTMENT THAT THEY WANT TO BE ON THIS PROPERTY. WE'RE WORKING OUT THE DETAILS IF THEY COME WE'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 200 JOBS IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.))
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The 29 acre tract of land is located on Green House Road with easy access to both interstates 81 and 64.
That alone makes it a prime piece of commercial property.
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((IT'S GOT WATER AND SEWER. IT'S GOT EVERYTHING THAT THE PROPERTY NEEDS TO HAVE GREAT CURB APPEAL. THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EASY PROPERTY TO MARKET.))
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stand up 1:39:50 DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: JERRY NAY ENVISIONS AROUND EIGHT BUILDINGS ON THIS PROPERTY.
BUT HE SAYS THIS LAND WILL BE DEVELOPED DIFFERENTLY THAN MOST INDUSTRIAL PARKS.
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((THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WE SEE HERE IS TO PROTECT THE VIEW SHED. THAT MEANS A LITTLE MORE GREEN SPACE THAN ONE MIGHT ENVISION.))
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((WHERE DO WE PUT THE BUILDINGS? WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE? AND HOW ARE THEY GOING TO BE SCREENED? THEN WE BUILD THE LOT LINES AROUND. THEN WE WEAVE THE ROAD THROUGH THE PROPERTY. WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS BACKWARDS.))
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Nay and Kleppinger say they plan to work hand in hand with V-M-I and Washington and Lee University to bring corporate research jobs to the industrial park.
They say this will help create jobs where workers can grow.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7Senate-Poll


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


A Richmond Times Dispatch poll shows John Warner continues to hold a commanding lead over Mark Warner in the race for U-S Senate.
The survey shows John Warner ahead by 20 percentage points -- 48 percent to 28 percent.
But Democrats took some comfort because the poll was the first to put John Warner under 50 percent.
And the poll was taken before there was any reaction from the use of doctored photo of Mark Warner that ran in a T-V ad by John Warner's campaign.
Mark Warner's campaign says they have an internal poll indicating the race is much closer.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather,
We should see a breezy day with mostly Sunny skies, high temperatures will be in the upper 70s.
Tonight, expect lows in the mid to upper 40s.
take extended forecast 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/15/96

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55James-Madison


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
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Two James Madison University students were found fatally shot in Harrisonburg over the weekend.
Police found 25- year- old Ann Margret Olson and 23- year- old Keith J. O'Connell dead in O'Connell's apartment on Saturday.
Police went to the scene after receiving a tip from a friend of one of the victims.
Both waited tables at a Harrisonburg restaurant.
A manager said they had been dating at least two months.

55Railway-Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-83
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Visitors to the Virginia Museum of Transportation held a birthday celebration over the weekend.
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The 19-96 Railway Festival honored Norfolk and Western retirees on the company's 100th anniversary.
Russell Bussey (Bus-ee) worked for N- and- W for 37 years and was even photographed by O. Winston Link.
But his joy was running the 6-11.
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((RUSSELL BUSSEY/N & W RETIREE: WE JUST SORT OF GREW UP IN THE JOB. YOU WAS PROMOTED TO ENGINEER FROM A FIREMAN AND YOU HAD TO HAVE THREE YEARS BEFORE YOU COULD BE PROMOTED. AFTER YOU WAS PROMOTED YOU WAS USE TO ALL THE HAPPENINGS.
JOE SINK/N&W RETIREE: I WAS HIRED ON THE STEAM. I WAS PROMOTED TO ENGINEER ION THE STEAM AND IT WAS FASCINATING TO RUN ONE OF THOSE MORE SO THAN THE DIESEL. THE DIESEL WAS SORT OF A WHITE COLLAR JOB.))
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SUPER=01-Joe Sink/N & W Retiree; :17
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Hundreds of former N & W employees came to the Virginia Museum of Transportation this weekend to re-live the romance of steam engines like the 6-11.
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55Presidential-Poll


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


No Democrat has carried Virginia in a White House race since 19-64.
A new poll is giving President Clinton a shot at carrying the state.
The Richmond Times Dispatch Poll released yesterday showed Clinton with 45 percent to 36 percent for Republican Bob Dole.
Ross Perot got three percent -- and 16 percent were undecided.
Because the poll has a plus-or-minus four-and-a-half percent margin of error, the nine-point spread could mean the race is deadlocked.

55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather,
We should see a breezy day with mostly Sunny skies, high temperatures will be in the upper 70s.
Tonight, expect lows in the mid to upper 40s.
take extended forecast

8Osborne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-; 96-80 (abingdon-murder)
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation
SUPER=@Melanie1;


Investigators in Virginia and Tennessee continue to look for a man wanted in connection with the murders of two women and attacks on five others.
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Police say Bradley Duane Osborne is considered "armed and extremely dangerous."
Osborne allegedly shot 46- year- old Donetta Keyser, a church secretary in Tennessee.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Murder Investigation


She was shot in the head Thursday in a coin laundry and died Saturaday at a Nashville hospital.
Osborne is also a suspect in the slaying of his girlfriend in Virginia and assaults on five other women.

8Pitts-Roads


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-82
GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath


Southside Virginia continues to feel the wrath of Tropical storm Fran.
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About a dozen roads remain closed in Pittsylvania County.
Local highway officials say some of the roads are missing pipes.
High water has also weakened some bridges.
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((TIM WILES/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:ON SOME BRIDGES WE HAD THE UNDERPINNING OR AREA UP UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE WASH AWAY AND EXPOSED THE FOUNDATION TO THE POINT WHERE A SMALL AMOUNT OF PROBLEMS COULD CAUSE THE BRIDGE TO COLLAPSE AND WE'VE HAD TO POUR CONCRETE TO REPLACE THAT DIRT THAT WENT AWAY. ))
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Immediately following "Tropical Storm Fran" 150- roads were closed.
Within a week or so, that number had dwindled to about 20.
The state will be hiring outside contractors to help with the remaining work.
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((MOST OF THE WORK THAT STILL REMAINS TO BE DONE IS BEYOND OUR CAPABILITIES, THEY REQUIRE EITHER MORE EQUIPMENT THAN WE HAVE AVAILABLE OR SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT THAT WE DON'T NORMALLY HAVE AVAILABLE. SO, WE'VE GOT SOME EMERGENCY CONTRACTS AND HOPE TO HAVE SOME PEOPLE ON BOARD VERY QUICKLY. ))
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Wiles says he hopes to have the repairs finished before winter weather sets in.
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8Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff says the federal government has come up with a new way to make paying deductibles on health insurance a lot easier: a medical savings account.
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((Meeting the deductible on your health insurance can be a tall order. And the federal government has come up with a new way for certain individuals to save money to meet those up front expenses.))
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((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER-EDWARD D. JONES: THE MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT IS AN ACCOUNT THAT ACTS VERY MUCH LIKE AN IRA ACCOUNT. IN THAT THE EMPLOYEE IS ABLE TO PUT TAX DEFERRED DOLLARS INTO A MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT, AND THIS IS PRE- TAX MONEY, AND THE MONEY GROWS TAX DEFERRED. IT'S USED TO PAY MEDICAL BILLS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. NOW ONE THING ABOUT THE MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT IS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SET UP A MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT, YOU HAVE TO BE EMPLOYED BY A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, AND ALSO YOU HAVE TO BE UNDER WHAT'S CALLED A HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. FOR AN INDIVIDUAL THAT DEDUCTIBLE WOULD HAVE TO BE A MINIMUM OF 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS OR MORE, FOR A FAMILY, THE DEDUCTIBLE IS THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR HIGHER.))
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((One important thing with these medical savings accounts. People can only use them for medical purposes until age 65. That's this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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8Christian-Action-Network


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Many religious conservatitves may not head to the polls on Election Day, this according to the head of the Virginia-based Christian Action Network.
Martin Mawyer said such voters feel that Republican Bob Dole is not addressing their concerns.
Mawyer said Dole's only chance for winning back disenchanted Christian right voters is to change his message.
He wants Dole to shift his focus from his tax cut plan to morality and family values.
Mawyer's group, based in Forest, claims a membership of 250-thousand.

8WEATHER


ANCHOR=Melanie
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SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
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Turning now to the weather,
We should see a breezy day with mostly Sunny skies, high temperatures will be in the upper 70s.
Tonight, expect lows in the mid to upper 40s. take extended forecast