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HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Pittsylvania County authorities investigate what appears to be a murder- suicide.
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And an accident in Rockbridge County involving a tractor trailer leaves one man in serious condition.

Chase


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=standoff


Authorities are investigating an apparent murder- suicide in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


It all started with a high speed chase last night from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were trying to stop Wilbur Gilbert Scearce.
The 35- year- old was wanted for questioning surrounding the disappearance of his wife.
Sheriff's officials say the pursuit ended when Scearce pulled into his driveway.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:AS SOON AS HE GOT TO THE, THE HOUSE, HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR, AND OF COURSE, WE WERE THERE, VERY CLOSE BEHIND HIM AND HE GOT OUT INTO THE YARD AND THAT'S WHERE THE NEGOTIATIONS STARTED, AT THE TIME, TO TRY AND TALK HIM OUT OF THE WEAPON HE HAD IN HIS HAND. ))
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VO-NAT


Authorities say Scearce took his own life after four hours of negotiations with police and a minister.
Scearce's 33- year- old wife, Tammy Agnor Scearce, was discovered in the trunk of Scearce's car.
Authorities are not sure how she died.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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R'Bridge-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-85
GRAPHIC=Accident


One man is in serious condition after running his pickup truck under a tractor trailer in Rockbridge County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


It happened at the end of the off ramp at exit 1-95 in Timberidge last night.
State Police say the tractor trailer driver was attempting to turn onto Route 11 when the man in the pickup truck drove underneath the trailer.
The driver of the pickup had to be cut out of the truck and flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word yet on his identity.
The driver of the tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries.
Traffic was blocked in both lanes of Route 11 for several hours.
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Standoff


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=standoff


A lengthy standoff involving Sheriff's officials and a Pittsylvania County man ended in tragedy early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


It all began last night with a high speed chase from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were pursuing 35- year- old Wilbur Gilbert Scearce concerning the whereabouts of his wife.
Scearce apparently ended the chase by pulling into his driveway.
Authorities say when he got out of the car Scearce pointed a revolver at his head.
After four hours of negotiations, sheriff's officials say Scearce took his own life.
The body of his wife, 33- year- old Tammy Agnor Scearce was discovered in the trunk.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:ANYTIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS WE WONDER IF SOMETHING ELSE, YOU COULD DO, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ELSE TO BE SAID, UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, LIKE I SAID, WE HAD A TRAINED NEGOTIATOR TALKING TO HIM WHO WAS IN OUR DEPARTMENT, WE ALSO HAD HIS MINISTER TALKING TO HIM, BY PHONE. ))
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Authorities had been searching for Scearce since Sunday afternoon when deputies found evidence of foul play.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
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The phrase, house rich, cash poor, may have a familiar ring to it, especially for senior citizens.
In the latest edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff explains some ways to meet part of your retirement needs "on the house".
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(( The Institute of Certified Financial Planners has some suggestions on how seniors can use their house to help out when cash is tight.
For starters, you can sell your home, especially if it's the one you raised your children in...it may be too big and too expensive to own now.
You can also rent your home and buy a second less expensive one.
But make sure the rent is sufficiently greater than your new mortgage payments.
Also renting out part of your home is an option.
A home equity loan is a good stop-gap method to get cash needed for sudden expenses like medical bills.
Be aware though, that you're putting you home at risk if you can't pay back the loan.
Two more complicated options are reverse mortgages and sale leasebacks.
Discuss these first with your financial advisor.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
Let's send it back to the newsdesk.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


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


Authorities investigate what appears to be a murder- suicide.
It began last night with a chase in Danville, and ended in the suspect's driveway in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT


Dozens are feared dead following the collapse of an apartment building in Cairo.
Renovation work may be to blame for the tragedy.
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VO-NAT


Cooler weather and lighter winds are helping firefighters in California get the upper hand on a series of destructive fires.
Two new fires erupted over the weekend.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday, October 28th.
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Suicide


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=standoff


A police chase ends in tragedy early this morning in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


It all started with a high speed chase last night from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were trying to stop Wilbur Gilbert Scearce.
The 35- year- old was wanted for questioning surrounding the disappearance of his wife.
Sheriff's officials say the pursuit ended when Scearce pulled into his driveway.
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4:06:19:09
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IN Q=As soon

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:AS SOON AS HE GOT TO THE, THE HOUSE, HE GOT OUT OF HIS CAR, AND OF COURSE, WE WERE THERE, VERY CLOSE BEHIND HIM AND HE GOT OUT INTO THE YARD AND THAT'S WHERE THE NEGOTIATIONS STARTED, AT THE TIME, TO TRY AND TALK HIM OUT OF THE WEAPON HE HAD IN HIS HAND. ))
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VO-NAT


Authorities say Scearce took his own life after four hours of negotiations with police and a minister.
Scearce's 33- year- old wife, Tammy Agnor Scearce, was discovered in the trunk of Scearce's car.
Authorities are not sure how she died.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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WILDFIRES


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


Cooler temperatures and declining winds are giving California firefighters a break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Bernadino, CA;

4:10:08
They're finally getting the upper hand after battling a series of wind-driven fires that destroyed 100 homes last week.
They were kept busy over the week-end by two new fires.
In San Bernadino County, flames burned within a quarter mile of some homes.
Officials believe the fire was started by a campfire.
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4:03:36
And more than one-thousand firefighters have been on the scene of a wildfire burning in Northern California.
Full containment of that blaze is not expected until later this week.
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EGYPT-COLLAPSE


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


In Egypt, three people are dead and some 100 more missing, and feared dead, following the collapse of a 12-story apartment building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cairo, Egypt;


More than 600 members of the emergency services and civil defense units have been digging through the rubble looking for victims.
So far abound 20 people have been pulled from the wreckage alive.
There are reports the collapse might have been caused by recent renovation work on the apartments.
Residents of the area said the landlord had erected seven illegal floors and that the local council had been demanding their removal since 19-91.
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G-M


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


Talks are set to resume this morning between General Motors and the United Auto Workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI;


There's still no word on how the talks are progressing, but the union has scheduled a news conference today to discuss the situation.
Company officials say they are hopeful a settlement can be reached.
But some union locals are making strike preparations.
Just last week, G-M settled a three week walkout by the Canadian U-A-W.
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Campaign


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


In the final full week of the Presidential campaign, Bob Dole is setting his sights on California.
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SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;

4:05:42
Yesterday Dole stumped on key California issues, supporting a bill to end affirmative action for state hires and criticizing President Clinton's Stance on illegal immigration.
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((BOB DOLE:IF HE CAN'T PROTECT THE BORDER, THEN HE OUGHT TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR WHAT IT COSTS THE TAXPAYERS OF CALIFORNIA." ))
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Dole picked up several newspaper endorsements, including the Detroit News, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Kansas City Star.
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4:03;36
Meanwhile, President Clinton has the backing of some of the biggest newspapers in the country.
Among them: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The San Francisco Examiner.
Mr. Clinton campaigns today in Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota.
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POLITICAL-AN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-77
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Political analyst Ray Garland says it would not be surprising if Virginia broke its long standing tradition of voting Republican and President Clinton won the state on November fifth.
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((RAY GARLAND/POLITICAL ANALYST: WHENEVER THINGS ARE GOING WELL FOR AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT IT TENDS TO CARRY ACROSS THE BOARD. I MEAN YOU CAN TRACE IT BACK TO ROOSEVELT IN 1936, EISENHOWER IN '56 AND NIXON IN '72 AND REAGAN IN '84. THEY JUST CARRY EVERYTHING WHEN PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED THAT THINGS ARE ABOUT AS WELL AS THEIR GOING TO GET. THE PRESIDENT BECOMES SORT OF A NATIONAL RABBIT'S FOOT AND PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO CHANGE THE PRESIDENT.))
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Garland says the run for the presidency will be a three way race until the end.
He says Ross Perot's poll numbers have increased since September, due largely to television advertising.
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((IT SHOWS THAT A GUY WHO HAS NO TELEVISION COMMERCIALS WAS DOWN AT TWO OR THREE PERCENT IN THE POLLS AND HE DUMPS 30 MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE TELEVISION COMMERCIALS AND HE DOUBLES HIS NUMBERS BUT WHAT VERY FEW PEOPLE REALIZE IS, THAT IS PUBLIC MONEY. THAT'S YOUR MONEY AND MY MONEY THAT THIS BILLIONAIRE IS SPENDING ON THIS EGO-MANIACAL VENTURE OF HIS.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Ross Perot is making a campaign stop of his own in the Commonwealth.
The Reform Party candidate will be in Blacksburg this afternoon.

Police-Scam


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Scam


State Police are on the lookout for a scam artist in the New River Valley.
The con man has been calling people on the phone, pretending to be a state trooper raising money.
He tells them he needs to come to their homes to pick up the cash.
So far, it appears at least five people have fallen victim to the scam.
State Police say if anyone gets a call from someone with this particular pitch, to get in touch with them.

Pitts-Standoff


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=standoff


A lengthy standoff ended this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


It all began last night with a high speed chase from Danville into Pittsylvania County.
Authorities were pursuing 35- year- old Wilbur Gilbert Scearce concerning the whereabouts of his wife.
Scearce apparently ended the chase by pulling into his driveway.
Authorities say when he got out of the car Scearce pointed a revolver at his head.
After four hours of negotiations, sheriff's officials say Scearce took his own life.
The body of his wife, 33- year- old Tammy Agnor Scearce was discovered in the trunk.
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:ANYTIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS WE WONDER IF SOMETHING ELSE, YOU COULD DO, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ELSE TO BE SAID, UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, LIKE I SAID, WE HAD A TRAINED NEGOTIATOR TALKING TO HIM WHO WAS IN OUR DEPARTMENT, WE ALSO HAD HIS MINISTER TALKING TO HIM, BY PHONE. ))
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VO-NAT


Authorities had been searching for Scearce since Sunday afternoon when deputies found evidence of foul play.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
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Franklin-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Fatal AX


A Rocky Mount teenager died yesterday morning after wrecking her car Saturday night.
17- year- old Beth Suzanne Dean was driving on Route 6-35 in Franklin County when she skidded off a curve and struck a tree.

Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


A Campbell County man was killed Saturday when his farm tractor collided with a pick up truck.
Police say 72- year- old Hubert Dudley Dun was driving his tractor down route 4-60 near the Campbell-Appomattox County line.
Dun apparently pulled out in front of the truck and the two vehicles collided.
The tractor rolled on top of Dun.

Gibson-Middle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Education


Students at Danville Middle School have been studying a new subject, politics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday;


On Friday, Gibson Middle School hosted a mock Presidential convention-- complete with all the frills.
The fifth, sixth and seventh grade students have been preparing for the BIG day for about two months.
Teachers hope the hands-on lesson in politics will pay off when the students get older.
Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore also touted the importance of getting involved.
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((JAMES GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL:I'M JUST GOING TO ASK YOU, RIGHT NOW, DO WE WANT TO HAVE KINGS AND DICTATORS OR DO WE WANT, DON'T WE WANT, TO DECIDE FOR OURSELVES, WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO CONTROL OURSELVES AND RULE OUR OWN LIVES, WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK, DO WE? APPLAUSE. BOBBIE HUDSON/GIBSON MIDDLE SCHOOL: THIS IS WHEN IDEAS START FORMULATING, WHAT THEIR GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE, THEIR CAREER PLANS AND A LOT OF THE STUDENTS NOW ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN POLITICS AFTER WE HAVE DONE THIS SO WHO KNOWS, WE MAY HAVE A FUTURE GOVERNOR SITING RIGHT IN HERE TODAY.))
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VO-NAT


The hands-on- lesson in politics is not over.
Today the students will vote for the Presidential candidate of their choice using an actual voting machine.
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WILD-HORSES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-78
GRAPHIC=None


A wildwest adventure has come to Alleghany County.
Denise Allen explains.
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Owning Trisket and Alley is something Tim Broce has always wanted.
Broce bought the mustangs at a wild horse auction in Lexington.
That was seven months ago--seven months of learning lessons for Broce.
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((TIM BROCE/MUSTANG OWNER: IF SOMEBODY HASN'T FOOLED AROUND WITH BIG ANIMALS OR HORSES I WOULD NOT SUGGEST A WILD MUSTANG. THEY HAVE A LOT OF POWER AND ENERGY AND THEY'RE THINKING ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLANE THAN DOMESTIC HORSES.))
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Trisket and Alley roamed the ranges of Nevada before making this Alleghany farm their home.
But their temperaments are as different as night and day.
Broce says Trisket is gentle and accepted human contact soon after the adoption.
And while Trisket isn't fully trained Broce can ride the gelding on a limited basis.
Alley on the other hand is a bit on the wild side.
Broce says getting close to the mare has taken a lot of patience.
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Many horses like Trisket and Alley still roam the west and are starving.
So the Bureau of Land Management holds several adoptions a year to help control the population of these herds.
Each horse is sold for 125 dollars.
Broce say the purchase is more than an investment.
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Broce says buying the horses was just the beginning.
Turning these mustangs into good riding horses is living the dream.
Denise Allen News 7.))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
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Washington, Green Bay and Denver share the N-F-L's top record at 7-and-1. The Redskins won their seventh in a row 31-to-16 over Indianapolis, the Packers nipped Tampa Bay 13-to-7 and the Broncos hammered Kansas City 34-to-7.
For all of last night's scores from the gridiron, let's take a look at the boards.
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