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7Car-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=None


The Lynchburg woman found dead early this week inside a burning van, died from a gunshot wound according to an autopsy report.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday


Chief Medical Examiner David Oxley says 29- year- old Sharon Gilliam was shot once in the head.
Gilliam and 34- year- old Dennis Oxford were found dead in the burned out van behind the Lynchburg newspaper office.
Oxford died of smoke inhalation.
Police say Oxford blamed Gilliam for a medical problem he had.
Oxley refused to say what that problem was, or even if Gilliam had one, citing patient confidentiality.
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7P-Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=burley


One trial down, another to go for James Henry Burley following his conviction yesterday of first degree murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


There was only circumstantial evidence but apparently it was enough to convince the jurors that the 45 year old killed Robin Burge.
Her body was found almost a year ago along the James River with six gunshot wounds.
The murder weapon was discovered in Burley's home.
Evidence shows Burge was killed over sex and drugs.
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IN Q=In response to

((IN RESPONSE TO THAT GENERAL STATEMENT, JAMES BURLEY TELL HIM, WELL THAT'S WHY I KILLED ROBIN BURGE. SAID SHE SMOKED UP THE CRACK I GAVE HER AND THEN WOULDN'T HAVE SEX WITH ME SO I KILLED HER. YOU GOT A LOT OF EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT ))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=that supports that.
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VO-NAT


The jury recommended a life sentence plus eight years for a weapons charge.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Burley is still waiting to be tried for the murder of another woman who was found dead in a similar case.

7Hazing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-85
GRAPHIC=NONE


Washington and Lee officials are upset at a recent article about their fraternity system.
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VO-NAT


Pictures of fraternity hazing, and student drinking at Washington and Lee appeared in an article in the New York Times Magazine.
The dean of students says the outrage the photographs caused could help them as they work to toughen the anti-hazing policy.
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Now, individual students face immediate suspension if they're caught hazing a pledge.
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SOT 19:36:06
IN Q=Hazing's just a tradition

((ANTHONY MAZZARELLI/INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT; HAZING'S JUST A TRADITION THAT NEEDS TO DIE, AND THERE'S OTHER WAYS OF HAVING TOUGH STRONG PLEDGESHIP PROGRAMS THAT DON'T FALL UNDER THE LAW AS HAZING :08 )) 19:36:06 ((ALEX KOSTERA/SIGMA PHI EPSILON; PEOPLE REALIZE THAT MORALLY, IT'S NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO, AND I THINK THAT WILL BE THE REAL DETERRENT, MORE THAN GETTING KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL))
SUPER=01-Anthony Mazzarelli/Interfraternity Council President;
SUPER=01-Alex Kostera/Sigma Phi Epsilon; :09
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=kicked out of school
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VO-NAT


The University started drafting the new hazing policy late last year.
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7Bryant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Bryant


An antique dealer will not face prosecutors in Franklin county
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Criminal fraud charges against Clyde Bryant were dropped yesterday.
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says the action was made to clear the way for a Federal investigation.
Authorities allege Bryant failed to repay millions of dollars in back loans.
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7NRV-Tourism


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=None


New River Valley officials want tourists to stop by as they drive on Interstate 81.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


At a planning session yesterday, a group of business and government leaders agreed to pursue a center with a full-time staff.
In the meantime, the group targeted setting up a phone line for tourist information as an immediate priority.
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IN Q=

((BARRY MATHERLY/PULASKI ECON. DEV. DIRECTOR: THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE HAVE ONE UNIFIED VOICE THOUGH, THAT WE HAVE A CENTRAL POINT WHERE IF YOU WANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW RIVER VALLEY YOU CAN CALL ONE NUMBER OR GO TO ONE PLACE, AND THEN THEY CAN DIRECT YOU TO ALL THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Matherly/Pulaski Econ. Development Dir.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the other organizations.
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VO-NAT


35- thousand people drive through the New River Valley each day on I-81.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation claims travelers spent more than 100 million dollars in the region last year alone.
The group is seeking input from the public and private sectors on how to capitalize on that economic potential.
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7Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=melanie
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tape=schoolwatch
GRAPHIC=school information


Light snow has fallen over the region overnight forcing some school delays and one closing. schoolwatch full screen
(Melanie reads schoolwatch)


7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Light snow dusted the area last night-- but temperatures should rise to around 40 today,
Night time lows will be in the lower 20s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 11/15/96
Friday:

SUPER=130-17/Tanisha Arrington/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Ashley Keith/Gretna;



SUPER=130-15/Christopher Plecker/Millboro;



SUPER=130-/Benton Spencer/Collinsville;



SUPER=130-/Amanda Younger/Lynchburg;



(Amanda's Sister)
SUPER=130-Jessica Younger/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-/Elijah Broady/Lowmoor;



(Anniversary)



SUPER=130-10th/Larry & Kathy Cuddy/Roanoke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-6/Jessica & Jamie Prillamen/Henry;



SUPER=130-8/Eric Richardson Jr./Roanoke;




(Larry: This Birthday greeting was sent in by her 2nd grade students at W.E.

Cundiff)
SUPER=130-50/Vicki Felton/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)



SUPER=130-10th/Jim & Becky Gore/Vinton;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-13/Cody Forbes/Millboro;



SUPER=130-50/Paul Carter/Sutherlin;



SUPER=130-24/Randy Reynolds/Draper;



SUPER=130-7/Christopher Cothren/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-36/Kirk Litton/Christiansburg;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-60/Eunice Dudley/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Bonnie Witt/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Hazel McNulty/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-12/Brandi West/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-78/Gladys Garner/Roanoke;

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55Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-89)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A growing prison population in the Martinsville jail is creating some security problems.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


That's because the jail doesn't have the space for the extra prisoners.
In fact the overcrowding may have contributed to a recent prison escape through a window in a visitation room.
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SOT tape 1 16:55:06
IN Q=You get in the

((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: YOU GET IN THE SITUATION WE'RE IN NOW IS INSECURE. AND ONE OF MY MAIN CONCERNS IS THE SECURITY OF OUR COMMUNITY. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THE SECURITY OF MY OFFICERS THAT WORK IN HERE. ))
SUPER=00-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=that work in here
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VO-NAT


City council just approved a temporary lock- up to be used until the new 208- bed jail is built.
Draper says the future facility will have more living and recreational space and offer better supervision.
The new city jail is not expected to be complete until February of 1999.
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55Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=James Gilmore


Health advocates are questioning the motives of Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore has followed North Carolina and Kentucky into the fight against the F-D-A's regulation of tobacco.
He's filed a "friend of the court" brief alleging the F-D-A has NO jurisdiction over the golden leaf.
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SOT 01:47:06
IN Q=Virginia has

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIA HAS BEEN NOW CULTIVATING AND MARKETING TOBACCO FOR OVER THREE HUNDRED YEARS. THESE PEOPLE WORK HARD, THEY PLAY BY THE RULES, AND THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE IN THE BUSINESS OF HARMING THEM.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=harming them.
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VO-NAT


But anti-smoking advocates say Gilmore's out of step with a recent statewide poll showing a majority of Virginians -- in each geographic region -- actually favor government regulation of tobacco.
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SOT 02:15:21
IN Q=One has

((ANNE MORROW DONLEY/VA. GASP: ONE HAS TO WONDER TOO WHETHER IT'S A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AT ALL HERE. HE HAS OVER 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF STOCK IN PHILIP MORRIS. IF THAT'S A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, WHO DO WE GO TO FOR AN OPINION ON THAT, YOU KNOW? ALSO WE KNOW HE WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR.))
SUPER=01-Anne Morrow Donley/Va. GASP;
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OUT Q=be governor.
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SS=hold


Both Gilmore and likely Democratic nominee Don Beyer have also taken campaign cash from the tobacco industry.

55Schoolwatch


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tape=schoolwatch
GRAPHIC=school information


Light snow has fallen over the region overnight forcing some school delays and one closing. schoolwatch full screen
(Melanie reads schoolwatch)


55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Light snow dusted the area last night-- but temperatures should rise to around 40 today with gradual clearing skies
Night time lows will be in the lower 20s. We should see clear skies and light winds out of the north.
Tomorrow, highs will be in the lower 40s.
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8Car-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=None


An autopsy confirms that a Lynchburg woman was SHOT to death, before the van she was in was set ablaze.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday


Chief Medical Examiner David Oxley says 29- year- old Sharon Gilliam was shot once in the head.
Gilliam and 34- year- old Dennis Oxford were found dead in the burned out van behind the Lynchburg newspaper office.
Oxford died of smoke inhalation.
Police say Oxford blamed Gilliam for a medical problem he had.
Oxley refused to say what that problem was, or even if Gilliam had one, citing patient confidentiality.
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8Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Burley


An Amherst jury has convicted James Henry Burley of first degree murder and has recommended life in prison plus eight years. It took the panel only 30 minutes to return the verdict.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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IN Q=They found
SUPER=03-Amherst; :00
SUPER=01-William Light/Defense Attorney; :32
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Prosecutor; :52
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(( They found the gun in his house and he told at least two people he'd killed Robin Jeanette Burge because she refused to have sex with him after they smoke crack cocaine.
Prosecutor Ed Meeks told the jury that was all they needed to convict 45- year- old James Henry Burley of first degree murder. ((ED MEEKS: THAT'S THE MAN WHO MURDERED ROBIN BURGE.))
But Burley's attorneys say police bungled the investigation.
An expert testified at least two other men had sex with Burge in the hours before she died.
The defense wanted to know why authorities never went looking for other suspects. ((WILLIAM LIGHT/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: ...AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE.))
The jury though, sided with the commonwealth, taking just 35 minutes to convict Burley of first degree murder and recommend he spend the rest of his life in prison. ((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: ...I DON'T THINK IT WAS A SIMPLE AS ANYTHING LIKE THAT. BUT THERE WERE A LOT OF ARROWS POINTING AT MR. BURLEY.)) ((Ed Meeks hopes to sling a few more arrows at Burley in mid- January. That's when Burley will stand trial for the murder of Jacqueline Dorsey Carter, who authorities say died in ANOTHER drugs- for- sex deal with Burley last winter. DNA evidence figures to play a prominent role in that trial. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst.)) ))

8lexington


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Washington and Lee and V-M-I are under fire.
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VO-NAT


Recently the New York Times magazine published pictures taken at Washington and Lee with an article on fraternity hazing.
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Although the article paints a dark picture of hazing at the school, officials say it comes at a time when they are trying to initiate changes to the fraternity system.
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SOT from 6 pkg 96-85
IN Q=it's dishonorable

((DAVID HOWISON/DEAN OF STUDENTS;THEY ARE REPREHENSIBLE, IT'S DISHONORABLE, BUT THEY COME AT A TIME INTERNALLY WHEN YOU KNOW WE'RE PUTTING INTO PLACE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO ELIMINATE HAZING AT WASHINGTON AND LEE, AND IN THAT SENSE, THE TIMING FOR OUR OWN COMMUNITY PERHAPS WILL BE POSITIVE.))
SUPER=01-David Howison/Dean Of Students;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=will be positive
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VO-NAT

VMI tape 96-84
And while officials at W and L draft their new fraternity hazing policy-- Virginia Military Institute is trying to keep its traditions intact as it makes plans to admit women.
V-M-I was in federal court yesterday defending its plan for female students.
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SOT
IN Q=They should be

((THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO COME FORWARD TO TELL THE COURT AND THE PARTIES WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO. A MILITARY ORGANIZATION LIKE VMI DOESN'T GO INTO BATTLE WITHOUT A BATTLE PLAN. AND WE'RE SURE THEY HAVE ONE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Judith Keith/U.S. Justice Department Lawyer;
RUNS=:00--------????
OUT Q= have one here.
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VO-NAT


One detail that emerged was that Governor Allen has authorized V-M-I to spend more than 4 million dollars to install women's restrooms and showers in the barracks.
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8Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=melanie
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tape=schoolwatch
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Light snow has fallen over the region overnight forcing some school delays and one closing. schoolwatch full screen
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We've had light snow this morning-- but temperatures should quickly rise above freezing throughout the region. Highs today will be around 40. later in the week.... Night time lows will be in the lower 20s.