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7Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Shooting
SUPER=@Melanie1;


A shooting last night in Pittsylvania County has left a man hospitalized in serious condition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Gunshots were reported at the Old Mayfield Trailer Park near Danville around seven- thirty.
Sheriff's deputies say 44- year- old Jacob Watkins had already been taken to the emergency room when they arrived.
Watkins underwent surgery last night.
Authorities are not sure what sparked the shooting.
The Pittslyvania County sheriff's Department is not saying whether they have a suspect in the case.
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7Standoff-Folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-27
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Autopsy has confirmed the man who engaged police in a six hour standoff on Monday in Giles County died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Yesterday;


Forty-three year old Barry Peters was holed up insided his parents home, armed with several weapons.
He fired aimlessly around the house throughout the day.
Police tried to negotiate, and after they finally resorted to teargas and entered the residence, they found Peters dead.
Neighbors said Peters suffered from depression.
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7Leg-Immunity


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia Lawmakers are trying to sharpen their image among voters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A legislative subcommittee is recommending changes to a law that granted immunity from arrest to lawmakers during the winter legislative session.
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SOT 12:06:56
IN Q=Although

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: ALTHOUGH THEY MAY BE IMMUNE FROM BEING PHYSICALLY INCARCERATED FOR CERTAIN MISDEMEANORS. THAT THEY CAN BE CHARGED WITH A SUMMONS OR A WARRANT OR INDICTED DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION SO THAT THE PROCESS WILL GO FORWARD TO MAKE IT ABSOLUTELY CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT NOBODY IS IMMUNE FROM THEIR CRIMINAL CONDUCT BECAUSE OF SERVICE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The immunity law came under close scrutiny earlier this year when Suffolk Delegate Robert Nelms used it as a defense for an indecent exposure charge.
Nelms ended up pleading GUILTY.
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7Gladys-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-76
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A homeless shelter in Lexington has endured flood waters and a fire.
But in November, the Gladys house will reopen to serve those with nowhere else to go.
Eric Earnhart reports on a woman's fight to keep her shelter open.
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IN Q=For Gladys Steele
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=04-December 25, 1994; :12
SUPER=01-Gladys Steele/Gladys House Founder; :20
SUPER=@Eric2: :43
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OUT Q=E.E., News 7

(( FOR GLADYS STEELE, LIFE HAS BEEN A TEST OF FAITH LATELY. 10 YEARS AGO SHE CREATED THIS HOMELESS SHELTER... THINGS STARTED GOING BAD TWO YEARS AGO, EARLY CHRISTMAS DAY,
AN ELECTRICAL FIRE BROKE OUT. STEELE AND ALL FIVE SHELTER RESIDENTS ESCAPED, BUT THE SECOND FLOOR SHELTER ITSELF WAS A CHARRED WRECK.

SOT 09:08:43
IN Q=everything went fine

((GLADYS STEELE/GLADYS HOUSE FOUNDER;EVERYTHING WENT FINE UNTIL WE HAD THE FIRE, THEN WE HAD THE FLOOD.))
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OUT Q=had the flood



THE FLOOD HIT A FEW MONTHS LATER, AS STEELE WAS STILL TRYING TO RE-OPEN THE SHELTER UPSTAIRS, RUINING THE FURNACE AND THE CARPET DOWNSTAIRS.

SOT 09:05:17
IN Q=when I came out

((GLADYS STEELE/SHELTER FOUNDER; WHEN I CAME OUT IT WAS LIKE COMING OUT THE BACK DOOR INTO A BIG ISLAND. THE WHOLE PLACE WAS WATER.))
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OUT Q=whole place was water



Steele went back to work again. With the help of volunteers and insurance, the house has been repaired literally from top to bottom.
She's still short on supplies like towels and linens, but she plans to re-open the shelter November first.

SOT 09:05:23
IN Q=this is my work

((GLADYS STEELE/SHELTER FOUNDER; THIS IS MY WORK, THIS IS MY MINISTRY, AND UH, WE HAVE ALL THESE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE DO, WE HAVE THEM IN LIFE, AND I DON'T THINK YOU BACK DOWN, I THINK YOU PICK UP AND PRAY ABOUT IT AND GO ON.))
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OUT Q=and go on



When homeless people once again check into Gladys House... they'll find their host is a person who's been there, and knows how to come out on top.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Showers will almost definitely move through our area this morning-- highs will be around 70.
Tonight temperatures will dip lower than they have in several nights. Expect lows in the low 40s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 10/24

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7Movie-Review


ANCHOR=anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE# The Chamber
GRAPHIC=none


John Grisham doesn't approve of the screen adaptation of his novel, but both the film and the book suffer from a lack of action and even a lack of real suspense.
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SOT TC 3:35:03
IN Q=Where's your luggage...

((WHERE'S YOUR LUGGAGE? JESSE, HELP MR. HALL. NO ACTUALLY, I'M GOING TO STAY AT A HOTEL NEAR THE COURTS. I'M GOING TO BE UP ALL NIGHT WORKING LONG HOURS. I'M GUESSING TO USE YOUR LAWYERLY CHARM TO SEPARATE OUR LOCAL FAT CATS FROM THEIR ILL-GOTTEN FORTUNES. YOU SHOULD START WITH MY CRANKY OLD HUSBAND.))
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OUT Q=cranky old husband.


Chris O'Donnel is surprisingly believable if a bit young in the role of Adam Hall, an attorney who returns to Mississippi to try and keep his racist grandfather out of the gas chamber.
His aunt Lee, Faye Dunaway, doesn't want to open up old secrets.
Lela Rochon is an aide who may have been sent to help Adam, or to hinder him.
Even the old reprobate himself, Sam Cayhall--played by Gene Hackman, doesn't give Adam any help. And that is part of the problem.
There is no believable reason for Hackman's character to be so reluctant to save himself. That element is never fully examined.
It's difficult to dislike Hackman even in an unlikable role.
I'm giving "The Chamber" a "B-". Although much of the movie deals with the death penalty, it doesn't have any take on the issue.
There's a lack of focus and the movie is generally depressing.

55Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-84
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SUPER=@Melanie1;


Democrat Mark Warner is getting support from Virginia's Ross Perot followers in the race for the U.S. Senate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Democrat agreed to sign an eight point pledge to abide by the Virginia Independent Reform Party's principles.
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SOT 11:29:09
IN Q=By signing

((BILL DAGGETT/VA. INDEPENDENT REFORM PARTY: BY SIGNING THE PLEDGE, MARK WARNER HAS JOINED WITH US IN THE FIGHT TO OVERCOME THE INSIDIOUS INFLUENCES OF SPECIAL INTERESTS THAT HAVE ENVELOPED OUR TWO PARTY SYSTEM THREATENING THE FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.))
sot 11:31:01

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: TODAY THE REFORM PARTY COULD HAVE TAKEN THE EASY ROUTE AND ENDORSED THE INCUMBENT. BUT THEY DID NOT. THEY STUCK TO THEIR PRINCIPLES AND SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE TO VIRGINIA'S INDEPENDENT VOTERS.))
SUPER=01-Bill Daggett/Va. Independent Reform Party;
SUPER=@Markwarner; :14
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OUT Q=voters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1994;


One of those messages is that Reform Party members need NOT say thank you to Republican John Warner for backing their candidate Marshall Coleman over fellow Republican Ollie North in 19-94.
The Reform Party had NO estimate of how many supporters it has in Virginia.
Ross Perot is polling in the low single digits in the state.
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55John-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Support is still rolling in for Republican incumbent John Warner. The coalition of Virginia Women endorsed him yesterday.
Members of the group say the republican incumbent has served their interests in the Senate on issues including the economy, health care and crime.
Yesterday's speakers included Connie Seagle (SEE-guhl), a Wythe County resident who endured a violent assault in 19-79 and now works for victims' rights.
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SOT 14:26:38
IN Q=It doesn't just affect those

((CONNIE SEAGLE/ADVOCATE FOR VICTIMS' RIGHTS: IT DOESN'T JUST AFFECT THOSE IN THE CITY AREAS. IT AFFECTS EVERYONE AND I THINK WE NEED TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO WILL LISTEN TO WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY AND WILL DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE VICTIM AND NOT THE ACCUSED.))
SUPER=01-Connie Seagle/Advocate for Victims' Rights;
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OUT Q=not the accused.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=John Warner


The Coalition for Women says Warner has supported funding for breast cancer research, small business opportunities for women, and legislation protecting them against violent crime.

55Christian-Coalition


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
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The Christian Coalition's biggest political drive ever is underway and group leader Ralph Reed says members are ready for the congressional elections.
Over the next two weeks, the Virginia-based coalition will distribute 45- million voter guides in 120-thousand churches.
It plans to contact three to five million voters in person or by phone.
The group's effort is expected to benefit the Republicans in Congress.

55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Showers will almost definitely move through our area this morning-- highs will be around 70.
Tonight temperatures will dip lower than they have in several nights. Expect lows in the low 40s.

8Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=Ben Lilly
SUPER=@Melanie1:


A key witness takes the stand again today in the Capital murder trial of Ben Lilly.
Gary Wayne Barker has already admitted his part in a two-county December crime spree that left a Virginia Tech student dead.
Yesterday, he pinned most of the blame on Lilly.
Scott Prince has the story.
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IN Q=Capital murder
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 1995; :08 QUICK!!!
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December 1995; :16
SUPER=01-Gary Barker/Witness; :21
SUPER=@Scott1; 1:19
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OUT Q=S.P. N-7, Montgomery County


((Capital murder suspect Ben Lilly could only sit and listen as his friend, Gary Barker, gave him up.
Barker was with Ben Lilly and Lilly's brother the night Virginia Tech student Alexander Defillipis was shot and killed.
He says Defillipis was outside a convenience store when Ben Lilly decided to pull off a carjacking.
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(( ))
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Barker testified that Lilly drove the group to the Whitehorn section of the county.
He had Defillipis strip down to his underwear and socks but was prepared to let the Tech student go free.
But Barker then said Lilly changed his mind... and killed him.
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SOT 15:52:58
IN Q=He told

(( ))
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OUT Q=and shot him

Stand up close
Barker said there was only one reason why Lilly changed his mind and shot Defillipis.
He said Lilly was afraid Defillipis would be able to identify him and send him to jail on kidnapping charges.
As for Gary Barker, he'll back on the stand... as he faces cross examination from the defense.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Montgomery County.))

8Grey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Jeff Grey


Children and education were the focus of a campaign stop yesterday in Salem by Sixth district Congressional Candidate Jeff Grey.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Speaking with reporters outside of the Salem Head Start Center, Grey said the program has worked well, and should be expanded to include all of the children who are eligible.
Yesterday, he charged that republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte voted to cut funding for the program.
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IN Q=He went to Washington D.C.

((JEFF GREY/D- CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: HE WENT TO WASHINGTON D.C. AND VOTED FOR BILL NUMBER 2127 WHICH REDUCED FUNDING FOR HEAD START BY 137- MILLION DOLLARS. IF THAT BILL WOULD HAVE PASSED HE WOULD HAVE ELIMINATED THE ABILITY OF 48- THOUSAND CHILDREN TO CONTINUE GOING TO HEAD START.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Grey/(D) Candidate for Congress;
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OUT Q=going to Head Start.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Bob Goodlatte


A spokesman for Goodlatte says the incumbent has been a consistent supporter of Head Start, most recently voting for a budget that included a 31- million dollar increase for the program.

8Nelson-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=drug bust cocaine


A major drug bust last night in Nelson County.
It came on the heels of 29 count grand jury indictment.
So far, 13 suspects have been arrested on charges of cocaine possession with intent to distribute.
Authorities say their undercover investigation began in May.
They say they'll continue searching for the other suspects.



8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Showers will move through pretty quickly today-- highs will be around 70 degrees in Southwest Virginia... But temperatures will drop into the 50s and it will get windy in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia this afternoon.
Tonight temperatures will dip into the low 40s. TAKE EXTENDED
Tomorrow expect plenty of sunshine with highs around 70 again. 60s and 70s and overnight lows in the 40s. And the afternoon sunshine stays with us through the weekend with highs in the