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7Stoneman


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TAPE#96-85
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A son's testimony convicted his father of Capital Murder in a Hillsville courtroom yesterday.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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7Pitt-Body


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TAPE#96-94
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The Medical examiner is at work today trying to identify the remains of a body found in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


A hunter found the body yesterday at the Pittsylvania County Wildlife Hunt Club, near Chatham.
Sheriff's officials say it appears the skeleton's been there for quite some time.
The tough part, they say, will be trying to make an identification.
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((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE'LL TAKE EVERYTHING AND SEND IT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DETERMINE WHICH WILL HELP US A LOT IN TRYING TO SOLVE IT BECAUSE MAYBE THEY CAN TELL US SOMETHING AND BY THAT TIME MAYBE IF SOMEBODY HAS SOMEONE MISSING FOR SOMETIME MAYBE THEY'LL COME FORWARD. ))
SUPER=01-James McLaughlin/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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VO-NAT


Mclaughlin says he's unaware of anyone reported missing in the county over the past year.
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7p-rail-merger


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TAPE#596-31
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Norfolk Southern has lost round two in its fight for Conrail.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia;


Tuesday night a Philadelphia judge denied the railroad's request to delay a merger between Conrail and the C-S-X Corporation.
Yesterday, N-S's motion to immediately halt the deal was brought to an appeals court and it was ALSO denied.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The judges may still hear an appeal from N-S, which could block the C-S-X -- Conrail merger at a later date.
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7Airport


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


Air Freight business is TAKING OFF in the Roanoke Valley--
Construction is starting on a major cargo facility at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The heavy equipment was already at work yesterday morning, as those on hand turned the first ceremonial shovels of dirt.
Air freight activity at Woodrum Field has more than doubled in the last five years... outpacing the rest of Virginia's airports.
The new 10- acre ramp will provide parking for five aircraft at a time. It should be completed by mid- 19-98.
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7Building-Collapse


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TAPE#96-93
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In Danville the walls came tumbling down on a condemned building.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


The front of a three story building on High Street collapsed at about eight-thirty last night.
The building at one time housed the Elk's lodge and was condemned about two months ago.
Both entrances to High Street are now blocked off.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
This morning's cold rain will continue throughout the day.
It'll be mostly cloudy with light showers-- highs in the upper 40s.
Tonight-- expect temperatures near the freezing point with more light rain.
Looking at Some sunshine & clouds thru Monday.
Hi's in the 40's & 50's and Lows in the 20's & 30's.
7BIRTHDAYS! 11/22/96
Friday:

SUPER=130-11/Heather Conner/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-3/Autumn Harris/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-45th/Jim & Virginia Akers/Radford;



SUPER=130-55/Geraldine Fitzgerald/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-19/Joshua Hughes/Catawba;



SUPER=130-13/Jason Sadler/Pearisburg;



SUPER=130-3/Haley Coleman/Salem;



SUPER=130-1/Bryson Spicer/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-1/Chase Haynes/Eagle Rock;



SUPER=130-85/Annie George/Gretna;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-17/Alex Elgin/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-15/Nikki Sorah/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-7/Dylan Hall/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-8/Bradley Mason/Moneta;



SUPER=130-7/Whitney Asberry/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-28/April Wade/Floyd;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-1/Jared Dalton/Gretna;



SUPER=130-60/Clyde White/Buchanan;



SUPER=130-/Tina Tinsley/Raphine;

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55p-rail-merger


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TAPE#596-31
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Richmond-based C-S-X can begin buying shares of Conrail today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia;


A federal appeals court yesterday rejected efforts by Norfolk Southern to block C-S-X from buying up to 20 percent of Conrail stock.
But the contest between the two Virginia rail lines for Conrail isn't over.
Conrail shareholders probably will eventually decide the winner. Norfolk Southern has offered about ten billion dollars for Conrail.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


But Conrail's management favors the C-S-X offer of about eight-and-a-half billion dollars.
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55Pitt-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-94
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In Pittsylvania County, authorties are trying to identify skeletal remains discovered yesterday near Chatham.
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VO-NAT
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A hunter found the remains yesterday at the Pittsylvania County Wildlife Hunt Club, near Chatham.
Sheriff's officials say it appears the skeleton had been there for quite some time.
The tough part, they say, will be trying to make an identification.
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((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE'LL TAKE EVERYTHING AND SEND IT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DETERMINE WHICH WILL HELP US A LOT IN TRYING TO SOLVE IT BECAUSE MAYBE THEY CAN TELL US SOMETHING AND BY THAT TIME MAYBE IF SOMEBODY HAS SOMEONE MISSING FOR SOMETIME MAYBE THEY'LL COME FORWARD. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. James McLaughlin/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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VO-NAT


Mclaughlin says he's unaware of anyone reported missing in the county over the past year.
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55Mize


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Gladys teenager says he was insane the night he shot and killed his nieghbor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg;


In court yesterday 17- year- old Lewis "Trey" Mize pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity at the start of his murder trial.
Mize told police he shot, Roger Vassar Junior last January because he saw a similar crime on T-V.
Psychiatrists are expected to give different opinions as to whether Mize was insane the night of the murder.
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((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE REAL ISSUE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IS WHY IT HAPPENED. AND I'LL SUBMIT TO YOU THAT AFTER YOU HEAR ALL THE EVIDENCE...ALL THE EVIDENCE, THAT YOU'LL ONLY BE ABLE TO CONCLUDE THAT THIS YOUNG MAN WAS INDEED INSANE WHEN THIS HAPPENED.))
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The trial is expected to last through tomorrow.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
This morning's cold rain will continue throughout the day.
It'll be mostly cloudy with light showers-- highs in the upper 40s.
Tonight-- expect temperatures near the freezing point with more light rain.
Looking at Some sunshine & clouds thru Monday.
Hi's in the 40's & 50's and Lows in the 20's & 30's.
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8Stoneman


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-85
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A Hillsville jury returns to the courtroom today to recommend a sentence for Dennis Stoneman.
Yesterday jurors found him guilty of capital murder in the deaths of his sister in law and her husband.
Key testimony for the prosecution came from Stoneman's son D.J.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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8Regional-Jail


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TAPE#96-91
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Alleghany County Supervisors will make another attempt to reach an agreement on a regional jail.
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VO-NAT video on 96-82
SUPER=03-Covington/November 7


The jail in Covington is deteriorating fast, but Covington, Clifton Forge, and Bath county have either rejected or rescinded the current regional jail proposal.
Tuesday night the Alleghany County board proposed a joint meeting NEXT Tuesday night, to try and rework the plan.
At least three localities have to sign a regional agreement to qualify for state funding.
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8Alzheimers


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TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new study says estrogen treatment can dramatically sharpen memory in women with Alzheimers Disease.
And one local group wants people to know that even though the disease is incurable,-- there are steps you can take to slow it down.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


That was one of the messages at yesterday's annual education forum, sponsored by the Roanoke-Salem Alzheimers Association.
Organizers say it's important to do everything possible to preserve what memory Alzheimers patients do have, because once it's gone, there's no way to get it back.
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((HEATHER GEARHART/ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION; EVERY DAY, STUDIES COME OUT EVERY DAY AND NEW TECHNIQUES. LEARNING, ESPECIALLY WITH MEMORY BOOKS, AND MEMORY ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES THAT KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.))
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A new drug will be released in a few months that can improve memory in patients, but doctors say it's only a short term solution.


8Rail-Merger


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TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


C-S-X and Conrail appear so confident their merger will pass, they announced yesterday they have already begun discussing the deal with unions at both railroads.
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VO-NAT


But Norfolk Southern is still working to steal Conrail away. Their efforts were dealt a blow for the second day in a row.
Tuesday a judge refused an N-S request to halt the deal.
Yesterday the motion was denied again by an appeals court.
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
This morning's cold rain will continue throughout the day.
It'll be mostly cloudy with light showers-- highs in the upper 40s.
Tonight-- expect temperatures near the freezing point with more light rain.
Looking at Some sunshine & clouds thru Monday. Hi's in the 40's & 50's and Lows in the 20's & 30's.