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55Radford-Murder

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Radford police are investigating the weekend murder of a young woman.
Police say 21-year old Melissa Ann Dyal (Dial) was fatally shot yesterday morning.
The man who shared the same residence with her, 26 year old Chad Joseph LaRue has been taken into custoday and charged with her murder.
Police have not disclosed where Dyal's body was found.

55Holiday-Show


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Vendors at the Roanoke Civic Center's Holiday Gift Show say promoters inflated attendance projections.
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Some vendors say a brochure given to them by the event promoter promised thousands of visitors to the show.
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((KIM PEYTON/BEAUTICONTROL COSMETICS: I FEEL LIKE WE WERE MISLED. THEY TOLD US THERE THERE WOULD BE 100 VENDORS, THERE'S 69 AND AS FOR THE FOOT TRAFFIC, WE WERE TOLD THERE WOULD BE SEVEN TO 10 THOUSAND TO COME THROUGH AND WE'LL GIVE THEM A GOOD DAY AS PROBABLY A COUPLE THOUSAND. BUT THAT WAS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.)) ((DID YOU MAKE ANY MONEY? FAYE DARBY/AUNT LUCY'S GOURMET GOODIES: NONE AT ALL. WE DIDN'T EVEN COVER OUR EXPENSES. I MEAN FOR THE LITTLE BIT OF TRAFFIC THERE WAS SOME INTEREST. BUT THERE WAS NO TRAFFIC. I SOLD MORE OUT OF MY HOTEL ROOM.))
SUPER=01-Kim Peyton/Beauticontrol Cosmetics; :00
SUPER=01-Faye Darby/Aunt Lucy's Gourmet Goodies; :18
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The promoter, the Hamilton Corporation, say no such promises were made.
Spokesman Brian Hamilton would not do an on camera interview.
But he says if foot traffic was low it's because the sponsors--one of which is W-D-B-J--did not do their jobs.
He says they should know the gate totals by next week.
And Hamilton points out some vendors did make money.
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((PATTIE HYLTON/RIBBONS AND BOWS: WE MAKE BOWS. WE HAND MAKE OUR OWN BOWS AND IT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT COME TO THE SHOWS LOOKING JUST FOR OUR BOWS. WE GOT A LOT OF REGULARS IN ROANOKE.))
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Some of the vendors say they're planning on suing the Hamilton Corporation for misrepresentation.
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55tripod-Dog


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TAPE# 96-89
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Variety is the spice of life, and that's what a Bedford couple was looking for when it adopted Pepper.
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Pepper you may recall is the three legged dog also known as Tripod, who was sheltered at the S-P-C-A and looking for a home.
The S-P-C-A took applications for more than a month, looking for the best home for the orphaned dog.
Jim and Judy Maddox took custody of "Pepper" Saturday.
Judy Maddox says "Pepper" is so charged with energy that it's a good thing they have 10 acres.
And she says "Pepper" is getting along great with their dog "Rusty."
Rusty also happens to have just three legs.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We are expecting rain to move in to the area this afternoon.
Clouds will increase and temperatures will be in the mid 50s.
Tonight-- expect rain and thunderstorms with temperatures in the 40s.
Tomorrow will be partly sunny with highs in the 50s, overnight lows will be about 30 degrees. By Thanksgiving day there's a chance of snow showers with lows dipping into the 20s..

8Tobacco


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TAPE# 96-88
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Experts are predicting an increase in the 19-97 tobacco quota.
That could mean could one of the busiest growing seasons for tobacco farmers.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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SUPER=01-Larry McPeters/Halifax Co. Extension Agent; :18
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Pres. Concerned Friends For Tobacco; 1:33
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(( It's hard to forget the serious damage inflicted by Hurricane Fran.
Along the East Coast, heavy wind and rain devastated countless tobacco fields.
Here in Virginia, the system was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it still had an impact on the state's number one cash crop.
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((LARRY MCPETERS/HALIFAX CO. EXTENSION AGENT:BECAUSE THERE WAS A REDUCED SUPPLY OF TOBACCO, IN STATES SOUTH OF VIRGINIA, DUE TO FRAN, AS YOU MENTIONED, THE STOCKS OR RESERVE STOCKS WERE BOUGHT OUT OR PURCHASED, AND, OF COURSE, THIS WILL HAVE A GREAT INFLUENCE ON THE QUOTA, FOR THE 1997 GROWING SEASON. ))
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In other words, the tobacco companies, will, most likely, ask farmers to grow more tobacco than in previous years.
McPeters predicts the quota will increase 13- percent or more, based on the purchasing intentions set by the company's last year.
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((LARRY MCPETERS/HALIFAX CO. EXTENSION AGENT: WE ARE HAVING A LOT OF FARMERS LOOKING AT BUYING GREEN HOUSES TO PRODUCE THE TRANSPLANTS, LOOKING AT ADDITIONAL CURING BARN SPACE, LIKE BULK BARNS, ADDITIONAL LABOR WILL BE NEEDED AND ALL THESE THINGS, CAPITAL IS ALSO A BIG ITEM, TO BORROW THE MONEY TO PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL 13 TO 20 PERCENT MORE REQUIRES 13- TO 20 PERCENT MORE CAPITAL.))
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Clarence Bryant is also predicting an increase in the tobacco quota.
But it's doubtful he'll take advantage, he's also advising other farmers to think twice, before making any kind of investment.
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((CLARENCE BRYANT/PRES. CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE REASON WE'RE GETTING THE ADDITIONAL QUOTA, IT'S ALL TIED TO WEATHER RELATED ISSUES AND IT'S NOT BECAUSE THE DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIES ARE ON AN INCREASE, SO THEREFORE, IT'S BOUND TO BE TEMPORARY.))
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Right now, all talk regarding the quota is speculative.
The actual amount will be set next month. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

8Shenandoah-Homes


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TAPE# 96-93
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Relocation is in store for some nursing home residents.
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Shenandoah Manor learned last week it would lose its Medicaid funding because it failed its latest health department inspection.
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That means 35 residents will have to move by December 22nd.
Representatives from the League of Older Americans, health department and social services are helping residents relocate.
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((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LOA: THEY WILL BE TALKING TO THE PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION WOULD BE BEST. WHAT KIND OF SERVICES ARE NEEDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL SO THEY WILL LOOKING FOR BEDS AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE.))
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Shenandoah Manor was told in May it would have to work on several problems concerning patient care.
The health department decided it would cut off Medicaid funding after an inspection last week.
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((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LOA: THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSFER IS GREAT. IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TASK TO MOVE THESE PEOPLE WITH COMPASSION. ))
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An informational meeting for resident's families will be held tonight at 7 at the Clifton Forge Fire House.
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
We are expecting rain to move in to the area this afternoon.
Clouds will increase and temperatures will be in the mid 50s. Tonight-- expect rain and thunderstorms with temperatures in the 40s.