06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The damage toll continues to rise as wildfires burn though Southern California canyons.
(----------------)


And a key witness takes the stand at the Ben Lilly capital murder trial.

CA-FIRES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfire


Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
The effort to contain raging wildfires in California continues.
So far more than 100 houses have been burned and six firefighters injured.
Dave Fehling joins us with the latest. *********Take from Newspath******
ANCHOR=Dave Full
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Malibu, CA;
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Malibu, CA; :23
SUPER=01-Arnie Hafner/Homeowner; 1:01
SUPER=01-Less George/Firefighter; 1:21
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=now back to you in the studio.


P-Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-24
GRAPHIC=ben lilly


A key witness named Ben Lilly as the triggerman in court yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Gary Wayne Barker was with Lilly and Lilly's brother the night a Virginia Tech student was carjacked and killed.
The body of Alexander Defillipis was found in the Whitehorn area of Montgomery County.
He had been shot four times.
Barker is already serving 53 years in prison for his part in the murder.
Almost in tears, he told the court it was Ben Lilly who pulled the trigger.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:52:58
IN Q=He told

((GARY BARKER/WITNESS: HE TOLD MARK TO GIVE HIM THE PISTOL BACK. HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR. RAN UP TO HIM. TURNED HIM AROUND AND SHOT HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Barker/Witness;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=shot him
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Barker went on to testify that he and the Lilly brothers then robbed a couple of convenience stores that night.
He's expected to be back on the stand today for cross examination.
(----------------)



Christian-Coalition


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


Christian Coalition head Ralph Reed says his organization is ready for the congressional elections.
Reed was in Washington yesterday to announce the group's biggest political effort in its history.
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 conservative Republicans who already control Congress.

Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A man is in serious condition this morning at the Danville Regional Medical Center after being shot last night in Pittsylvania County.
(----------------)
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 Pittsylvania sheriff's office is not yet releasing if they've arrested a suspect.
(----------------)




Trans-Museum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


A large donation came rolling in last night to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The gift came from the National Railway Historical Society Roanoke Chapter.
At last night's fundraiser it presented the museum a check for more than 12-thousand dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:29:10
IN Q=Early in the

((RICHARD SHELL/NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: EARLY IN THE YEAR, WE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF HELPING THE MUSEUM BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE OUR OWN EXCURSION ANYMORE. AND IT WAS A GOOD WAY TO GET OUR NAME IN THE PUBLIC'S EYE AND TO GET PEOPLE WHO RODE WITH US IN THE PAST ON OUR EXCURSIONS TO HELP THE MUSEUM. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Shell/National Railway Historical Society;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=HELP THE MUSEUM
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Shell says the city matches every dollar the historical society raises.
He says the 12-thousand dollar gift will go toward an 813-thousand dollar bond issue for the museum.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:26:06
IN Q=WELL, WE WILL USE IT

((KAY HOUCK/TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM EXEC. DIR.: WELL, WE WILL USE IT TO HELP OUR MAKING TRACKS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO USE THIS MONEY TO ENHANCE OUR FACILITY. ))
SUPER=01-Kay Houck/Transportation Museum Exec. Dir.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=enhance our facility
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Houck says the museum will undergo several changes next year.
She says the building will get a new entrance, a pedestrian plaza, and a paint job.
(----------------)



Rutledge-Ad


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


It sounds like a phone sex ad.
But the commercial on a Roanoke radio station this week has a political theme.
Its sponsor is Jay Rutledge, the Libertarian Party candidate for the sixth congressional district.
The ad is a parody of phone sex commercials, with a character named Candy who emits "oohs" and "mmms" while discussing Republican and Democratic campaign promises.
A Libertarian Party official said Rutledge's message is on target -- but it prefers a more conservative presentation.

NE-FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


No showers, no coffee and no mail delivery for rain-soaked parts of Maine.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Portland, ME;


Authorities are asking residents to wait a while to run their taps because a pipeline ruptured yesterday.
The powerful nor' easter that hit the region over the weekend ruptured the line, causing flooding.
The flooding is holding up mail delivery, since hard-hit Portland is a major sorting center.
(----------------)

2-headlines
SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner
ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


More than 100 homes have been damaged or destroyed in wildfires roaring through southern California.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A key witness takes the stand at the capital murder trial of Ben Lily.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A Lexington homeless shelter is opening again after being destroyed by fire two years ago.
(----------------)


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday October 23rd.

Wx-Hello


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None



(TWO SHOT)



(CHYRON)
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=311-57/80/E-8/Clear;Roanoke Conditions
SUPER=312-53/93/Calm/Clear; Lynchburg Conditions
SUPER=314-Variably Cloudy/Showers/68-72/Mostly/Clear/41-45;
SUPER=#555;RESET



(TWO SHOT)


fires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfire


Wild fires are roaring through southern California this morning.
So far more than 100 houses have been burned and six firefighters injured.
Dave Fehling has the latest.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

5:00
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Malibu, CA; :23
SUPER=01-Arnie Hafner/Homeowner;1:01
SUPER=01-Less George/Firefighter;1:21
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:27
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=CBS NEws, Malibu.


RUBY-RIDGE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A former F-B-I agent is accused of a cover-up in the 19-92 siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:09:29
The justice department has charged former special agent Michael Kahoe with obstruction of justice for allegedly destroying a report.
That document might have pin-pointed responsibility for the stand-off's deadly end in which an F-B-I sniper killed the wife of white-separatist Randy Weaver.
(----------------)




plane-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=plane crash


At least two dozen people are dead after a Boeing 7-0-7 cargo jet crashed in Ecuador.
At least 20 of those killed were on the ground.
Witnesses say the jet clipped a church bell tower and broke up in flames, coming down in a crowded neighborhood.
At least 20 more people were injured.

MID-EAST


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace talks


There is hope in the Mideast that a peace deal might be near.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resume talks later today after working into the early hours this morning. Israeli radio reports an agreement is close on security matters for the West Bank city of Hebron.
(----------------)



SIMPSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Simpson;


Opening statements are set to begin today in the wrongful death civil trial of O-J Simpson.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


A new set of jurors will be asked their opinion of Simpson's guilt in the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman.
This time the jury will be told to rule against Simpson if they find 51 percent of the evidence points towards guilt.
Simpson could not go to jail if found guilty. He would only face monetary damages.
(----------------)



Child-Support


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=NONE


The dim light of candles was enough to draw attention in Danville last night to the plight of children living without child support.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The vigil was organized by the "Association for Children for Enforcement of Support".
Carol Waldie (Wal-dee) says she regrets the time she had to spend away from her children to make ends meet.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I mean

((CAROL WALDIE:I MEAN I KNOW IT WAS WORTH IT AS FAR AS HAVING A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD AND EVERYTHING BUT THERE WAS SO MUCH TIME WE LOST AND IT REALLY HURTS. ))
SUPER=07-Carol Waldie; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=really hurts.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


554-thousand children in Virginia went without child support in 19-94.
Organizers say the vigil helps children and parents realize they're not alone.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We just

((JAMES HORSLEY:WE JUST CAN'T AFFORD TO GET ANYTHING, JUST CAN'T GET MUCH, WE CAN'T GO OUT TO EAT HARDLY ANY TIME. JEFF CUMBO/VIGIL ORGANIZER:THE NAMES CHANGE, THE NUMBERS SOMETIMES CHANGE A LITTLE BIT BUT IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT THE INNOCENT CHILDREN THAT ARE DOING WITHOUT AND THAT ARE SUFFERING. AND, LIKE I SAID, THE MONEY IS ONE THING BUT IT'S THE PHYSICAL PRESENCE THAT ALSO IS VERY PAINFUL. ))
SUPER=07-James Horsley; :00 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/Vigil Organizer; :08
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=very painful.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Cumbo says an average of 25-hundred new cases are filed in Virginia each month by parents with custody who are not receiving support for their children.
(----------------)





Leg-Immunity


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


Members of Virginia's General Assembly do not want the public thinking poorly of them.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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.))
SUPER=@Cranwell;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=Assembly.
(----------------)
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.
(------0----------)


Gladys-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-76
GRAPHIC=None


A homeless shelter shut down two years ago by a fire will reopen its doors again next month.
As Eric Earnhart reports, the experience only served to strengthen the owner of Gladys House.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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
RUNS=1:21
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.))
RUNS=:05
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.))
RUNS=:06
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.))
RUNS=:16
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.))

Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=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 took the witnesses stand in Montgomery County Circuit Court, and pointed most of the blame at his friend Ben Lilly.
Scott Prince has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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
RUNS=1:38
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:43:32
IN Q=He yelled

(( ))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=the wheel


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:52:58
IN Q=He told

(( ))
RUNS=:21
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.))

Standoff-Folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-27
GRAPHIC=NONE


An autopsy confirms Barry Peters died from a gunshot wound to the head.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


Police believe the 43- year- old killed himself at his parents' home in Ripplemead Monday.
Peters held police at bay for six hours.
He had armed himself with nearly half a dozen weapons, and 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.
(----------------)



Nelson-Bust


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


Nelson county authorities had one of their largest drug round- ups ever last night.
The grand jury returned 29 indictments yesterday.
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.



Grey


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


Sixth district Congressional Candidate Jeff Grey focused on children yesterday, as he called for an expansion of the Head Start Program.
(----------------)
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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
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;
RUNS=:18
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.

Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


Virginia backers of Ross Perot have pledged their support to Senate Candidate Mark Warner.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Democrat agreed to sign an eight point pledge to abide by the Virginia Independent Reform Party's principles.
(/////SOT/////)
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
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=voters.
(----------------)
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.
(--------0--------)

wipe wipe wipe

John-Warner


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


For John Warner, yesterday's endorsement came from a coalition of Virginia Women.
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.
(/////SOT/////)
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;
RUNS=:15
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.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=BEAMER/KENTUCKY


It looks like the Hokies will keep their popular head football coach.
Less than 24 hours after Kentucky announced that Bill Curry will not return as the school's football coach next season, Frank Beamer's name surfaced as a leading candidate to replace him.
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Beamer was surprised by the reports coming out of Kentucky yesterday and he had this to say about the job as he arrived at his weekly news conference.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="It does...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:11

(-------------) OUT Q=...RIGHT HERE."