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ANCHOR=Keith

These are the headlines for NEWS 7 at SIX: - -an elderly couple succumbs to the smoke of a faulty furnace. - -Virginia begins a year-end streak of executions.
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VO-NAT


And we'll hear a jail-house confession in the Rainbow Family murders of a decade ago.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Super Trucks invaded Disney World today, the Maryland Terrapins are set to name a new football coach, the boys high school hoop season tips-off tonight,
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and George Welsh and the Virginia Cavaliers lose one of their top prospects for next season, as quarterback Tim Olmstead picks the Gators over the Cavs.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Clouds tonight and breezy conditions tomorrow. We stay out of the rain though until Saturday.

Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Fumes from an oil heater are being blamed for the death of an elderly Halifax County couple.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The bodies of Isaac and Annie Garner were discovered inside their home in the Lenning community around noon.
Family members had stopped by after no one answered the phone.
Although there were no flames authorities say the smoke detector was going off and the house was filled with black smoke.
The fumes were apparently coming from an oil heater.
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((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT WAS EMITTING SOME SMOKE AND FUMES, THAT WAS APPARENTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE VICTIMS, THEY SUCCUMBED TO THE SMOKE, IT WASN'T A HUGE AMOUNT OF HEAT, FROM MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BUT IT WAS QUITE A BIT OF SMOKE IN THE HOUSE WHEN THEY GOT THERE. ))
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VO-NAT


The Garners were in their 80s. Family members describe the couple as very religious and well respected in the community.
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Executions


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


A killer from Tidewater is going to be put to death tonight.
Gregory Beaver is the first of five men scheduled for execution over the next two and a half weeks.
They've all served almost a decade apiece on Virginia's Death Row.
NONE of them is expecting to have a judge or the Governor intervene.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Amnesty International says Virginia is executing the most people in the western world this year.
What's happened here to give us this dubious distinction?
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;


State and federal laws have changed to speed up the process.
And judges are dispatching with appeals quickly.
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But Governor George Allen -- the man on whose head the final decision rests -- says simply judgment day has come for these killers.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BECAUSE OF THAT REASON -- THE REASON THAT THERE'S SUPPOSEDLY MORE IN VIRGINIA THAN ANY OTHER STATE THIS YEAR, THAT'S NO REASON TO DELAY SOMETHING UNTIL JANUARY SECOND. IF JUSTICE WILL BE DONE ON THE TIME SCHEDULED, THAT'S NOT A REASON FOR ME TO INTERVENE.))
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A look at the numbers shows South Carolina has put six to death this year.
Virginia has executed five if you include Gregory Beaver.
But Virginia has four more likely to go, and South Carolina has none.
Overall, since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, Texas has set the pace with 107.
Florida's number two with 37, and Virginia's a close third with 34, including Beaver.
By the end of the year, Florida may execute two more men -- and Virginia four more.
The American Civil Liberties Union worries the sped-up process puts stress on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: AND THEY ARE OVERWHELMED WITH CASES. AND THE MORE CASES THAT COME TO THEM, THE LESS LIKELY THEY ARE TO GIVE THE KIND OF ATTENTION THEY SHOULD TO THESE CASES. SO BY TAKING THE WHOLE PROCESS OUTSIDE OF THE SUPREME COURT SYSTEM, AND SPEEDING IT UP, AND GIVING THEM MORE CASES TO DEAL WITH IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, IT'S ANOTHER WAY THAT WE'RE TRUNCATING JUSTICE.))
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Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
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Another note about the numbers we showed you is that Virginia is a little late to the game, NOT actually adopting the death penalty again until 1982.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave

((Keith question: Is this execution pace likely to let up?
Ellen: Defense attorneys say NO, not for a few years.
But The Richmond Times-Dispatch just pointed out that Virginia judges and juries have only handed down two death sentences in the last two years, since truth-in-sentencing helped guarantee that a life sentence actually meant a capital murderer would never walk out of jail.))

Kilgore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Jerry Kilgore


The man who has overseen a record number of executions in Virginia wants to be the state's next Attorney General.
SS=Tobacco


And Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore walks a fine line on what is likely to be a significant campaign issue, tobacco.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jerry Kilgore says he grew up on a tobacco farm in Scott County, and understands its economic importance.
As he kicked off his campaign in Roanoke today, he said he opposes F-D-A regulation of tobacco.
He also said he discourages teens and minors from using, quote "tobacco or any other drug".
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IN Q=I don't consider it

((JERRY KILGORE/(R) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE; I DON'T CONSIDER IT A DRUG PER SE, BUT I DO RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS ADDICTIVE AND KIDS AND ADULTS GET ADDICTED TO IT EVERY DAY, CERTAINLY WE'VE GOT TO DISCOURAGE TEENAGERS FROM USING TOBACCO OR ILLEGAL DRUGS.))
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VO-NAT


Kilgore says as attorney general he would step up efforts to discourage teen tobacco use.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Jerry Kilgore


Kilgore is giving up his job as Virginia's Secretary of Public Safety to run for office.
Other Republicans after the Attorney General's nomination include State Senators Kenneth Stolle and Mark Earley, and Lawyer Gil Davis.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6- -youngsters share the stage with an internationally acclaimed ballet company. We'll have a live preview of The Nutcracker.
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and after a Rocky Mount apartment building was condemned, a dozen families were left homeless--now a judge has decided the building won't have to be torn down after all.
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SPCA


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-98
GRAPHIC=SPCA


Dog adoptions are on hold at the Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A because of a disease outbreak.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Several cases of parvovirus and distemper were confirmed at the shelter.
Both diseases have a high death rate.
To keep them from spreading, the remaining dogs will be held until December 14th, to make sure they are disease free.
Also during that time, the S-P-C-A will not take dogs from the public, or local pounds.
If you have a dog that needs to go a shelter, officials say you should keep it till the 14th if you can, or take it to another shelter in the area.
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Franklin


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Authorities in Pocahontas County thought they put a 15- year controversy to rest when Jacob Beard was sentenced to life in prison for the Rainbow Family murders.
But Joe Dashiell reports another man's confession is generating new headlines and a fresh look at the case.
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((From a prison cell in St. Louis, convicted killer Joseph Paul Franklin adds two young women to his list of victims.
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IN Q=As soon as I shot her

((JOSEPH PAUL FRANKLIN/CONVICTED MURDERER: AS SOON AS I SHOT HER, I JUST TURNED AROUND REALLY QUICKLY OVER THE SEAT AND SHOT THE OTHER ONE. IT ONLY TOOK ONE SHOT FOR THE FIRST ONE. BEING A .44 MAGNUM, THE GUN MADE A LOT OF NOISE AND A LOT OF RECOIL THERE, BUT I WAS JUST SO PSYCHED UP, I DIDN'T HEAR THE GUN FIRING REALLY.))
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Vicki Durian and Nancy Santomero were hitchhiking to a Rainbow Family Gathering in the summer of 1980.
Franklin was on a cross- country murder spree, and in a recent interview with Cincinnati television station WKRC, Franklin said his racist beliefs lead to murder.
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IN Q=They told me

((JOSEPH PAUL FRANKLIN: THEY TOLD ME THEY DATED BLACKS OR WHATEVER, YOU KNOW, SO I DID NOT CONSIDER THEM AFTER THAT INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS YOU KNOW, AND SO JUST BECAUSE OF THE BELIEFS I HAD AT THAT TIME I FIGURED THEY DESERVED TO DIE.))
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West Virginia authorities still believe they got the right man when they prosecuted Jacob Beard.
Franklin's claims aren't new. They were excluded from Beard's trial as hearsay.
But now Franklin says he's willing to testify, and state police have indicated they will take a fresh look at the evidence.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Green-Meadow


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=None


For months, a dilapidated apartment building in Rocky Mount has been untouched.
Town officials were hoping the owner would be forced to tear it down... but instead he's been given the go ahead to try and fix it up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The only reason the structure on Green Meadow Drive hasn't fallen is because of 2 support beams connected to the back of the dwelling.
SUPER=04-August;


In August, residents were forced to evacuate their apartments after heavy rains shifted the building's foundation.
Owner Bill Bratton has 60 days to start making repairs.
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Ward


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Andrew Ward


There are more potential penalties for the former football coach at Lord Botetourt High School.
According to court documents, Andy Ward may have been in violation of his substance abuse program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


That could mean even MORE time behind bars for Ward, who last week was found guilty of reckless driving... and driving on a restricted license.
Those convictions came on the heels of 2 DUI charges.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Friday;


Ward served a portion of his 14- day sentence this past weekend... but he arrived to the jail an hour and a half late.
THAT... coupled with possible VASAP violations... means he could be locked up for an additional 55 days.
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Abandoned-Auto


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=None


An abandoned car with blood stains in it has Lynchburg investigators scratching their heads tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The vehicle was left in the parking lot of the Olan Mills photography studio on Wadsworth Street.
Studio employees say it had been parked there for about a week before they called police this morning.
Officers forced the lock, only to find the front passenger seat covered in what appeared to be blood.
The car has New York state tags, and a New York City police department sticker on its windshield.
Authorities have "not" released any other information.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Wall Street the Dow lost 79 points, closing at 64 hundred 43. NASDAQ was up a half point.
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Nutcracker


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Christmas


It is the timeless Christmas tale of toys that come to life. The Nutcracker comes to the stage of the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium tonight. The Moscow state ballet is in town to perform the classic.
Double Boxes=Keith and Kimberly/Microwave

Kimberly McBroom watched rehearsals this afternoon.
Kim how will this production of the Nutcracker be different from all the others.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Kimberly/Microwave
(Q&A: How many performances are scheduled for the Valley?)



Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Virginia loses a top high school quarterback to Florida, Juwan Howard has his day in court, the boy's high school basketball season opens tonight.
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and the NASCAR super trucks were at Disney World today, getting used to the new on mile oval where they will open their season in 1997.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=UVa Football


Woodberry Forest high school officials confirmed today that quarterback Tim Olmstead, the 8th rated signal caller in the country, has made an oral committment to Florida and not UVa.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/UVa Pre-Season Practice; :00


The 6 foot 4, 200 pound QB was seriously considering Virginia, which is than than a hour from Woodberry Forest. He visited UVa during pre season practice this year where the prep star spent some time with Cavalier head coach George Welsh.
Olmstead, who threw for 4 thousand, 546 yards during his time at Woodberry, chose Florida over Virginia and Tennessee.
The fact that Aaron Brooks returns for UVa next year as a junior might have had something to do with Olmstead's decision. Florida's Danny Weurffel is graduating and the starting job is wide open next year.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The Virginia Tech Hokies are taking it easy this week, just happy to get some time off.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Cavaliers vs. Hokies; :00


After the best regular season in school history at 10 and 1; the Hokies will ONLY be running, lifting and doing school work this week.
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SUPER=01-Loren Johnson/Virginia Tech Cornerback; :13
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S-Trucks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-34
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


The NASCAR awards banquet is set for later this week in New York, but today the Super Truck guys were busy making the rounds at Disney World.
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SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00


The Craftsman Super Truck series opens its 1997 season at the Walt Disney World Speedway on January 19th, and today and tomorrow are the only two chances these drivers will have to practice before race weekend.
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((DARRELL WALTRIP/SEARS SUPERTRUCK DRIVER:))
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Express Logo


Roanoke Express General Manager Pierre Paiement officially announced late this afternoon that the team has picked up left defenseman Cory Peterson off waivers from Raleigh. The 6 foot 200 pounder reported yesterday.

S-Juwan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-20
GRAPHIC=NBA


Washington Bullets star forward Juwan Howard has agreed to enter an alcohol education program.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;:00


Howard appeared today before a DC Superior Court commissioner, who put off further action on the case until February 24th.
Howard had been scheduled to plead to the drunk driving charges three days from now, but he agreed to enter the court-monitored program today.
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S-Hicks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-22
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


The boys high school basketball season gets underway tonight with a number of games across the state.
There are a number of new coaches in the area, including Billy Hicks at Cave Spring.
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SUPER=03-Bristol; :00


And Hicks not only has to deal with the pressure of winning, but he also has some pressure from within his own family.
His niece Sarah Hicks has led Lord Botetourt to back to back state titles.
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((BILLY HICKS/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...NO DOUBT ABOUT IT."
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S-Holyfield


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-23
GRAPHIC=BOXING


And finally, if you want to pick a fight with someone, you know not to pick someone who can whip you!
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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ABC; :00

That message apparently never made it to the Atlanta Falcons mascot, who was decked last night in the Georgia Dome by world champion Evander Holyfield.
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Lee


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=None


Some Ferrum College students got a history lesson they won't soon forget.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


General Robert E. Lee... A- K- A Sam Lynn... lectured at the Stanley Library this morning.
The obvious topic... the civil war.
The General talked about specific battles... particularly ones here in Virginia.
He also had a strong message for confederates and yankees alike.
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((SAM LYNN/GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE: WE WERE ALL AMERICANS. THERE WERE NO GOOD GUYS OR BAD GUYS. WE WERE ALL AMERICANS AND IT WAS A SAD SAD WAR BECAUSE THERE REALLY WERE BROTHERS FIGHTING AGAINST BROTHERS. AND WE DON'T NEED THAT. WE NEED A UNION JUST LIKE WE ARE NOW. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ))
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Lynn is a retired insurance salesman.
He spends a number of weeks out of the year impersonating General Lee at Civil War reinactments up and down the east coast.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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