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72-Amherst-Body


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TAPE#96-92
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The abandoned pathfinder spotted in Lynchburg Tuesday may be linked to a body found in Amherst County yesterday. 24- year- old Vincent Lee
(SKUL-ter-brant) Schulterbrandt was found dead along Route 617.


He'd been shot in the head.
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Sheriff Jimmy Ayers says (SKUL-ter-brant) Schulterbrandt matches the description of the man driving the abandoned Nissan Pathfinder.
Blood was found in the passenger seat of the car.
It has New York plates-- (SKUL-ter-brant) was a resident of the Bronx.
The regional homicide squad will take over the investigation today.
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7Soering


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A state official admits some fingerprints from the 19-85 murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom have been lost.
But Officials say such losses are not unheard of in cases that old.
However, Jens Soering, convicted of the killings, believes the missing prints could help prove his innocence.
The fingerprints were never identified.
And Soering says they could point to someone else.
Soering gets a court hearing next week on a claim that prosecutors withheld evidence in his case.

7Property-Tax


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TAPE#96-90
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Some may like the sound of it, but the time does appear ripe for Manassas Senator Charles Colgan's bid to eliminate the personal property tax.
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Colgan's plan would require a sales tax increase to make up for the lost car and boat tax revenue.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AS I SAID AS A CANDIDATE, AND ALSO AS GOVERNOR, I HAVE SAID THAT I WILL VETO ANY SALES OR INCOME TAX INCREASE THAT COMES ACROSS MY DESK.))
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'M A CAR EALER. SO I'M NOT A FAIR PERSON TO ASK. I MEAN, CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO MY BUSINESS IF WE GOT RID OF THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX? I'D LOVE TO SEE IT GO AWAY. BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY. I UNDERSTAND THAT SENATOR COLGAN SAID "LET'S DO AWAY WITH THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX AND RAISE THE SALES TAX." I THINK WE HAVE TO APPROACH THAT VERY, VERY CAUTIOUSLY. BECAUSE THE SALES TAX WE KNOW IS REGRESSIVE, AND IT'S GOING TO HURT THE WORKING POOR.))
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Colgan admits his proposal may take years to win support.

7Funeral-Homes


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TAPE#96-89
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A new competitor is entering the funeral home market in Roanoke.
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Three funeral homes, Hamlar and Curtis, Lotz, and Oakey's, currently dominate the market.
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But Allen Simpson, who worked for Oakey's for two decades, is striking out on his own.
He and a partner are investing nearly two- million- dollars to open their own funeral home.
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((ALLEN SIMPSON/SIMPSON-THARP FUNERAL HOME: I THINK THAT THERE'S A MARKET OUT THERE THAT PERHAPS ISN'T BEING SERVED BY THE THREE LARGE FUNERAL HOMES IN THE AREA THAT WE CAN WORK TOWARDS SERVING MAYBE IN A LITTLE BETTER FASHION THAN THEY'RE BEING SERVED TODAY.))
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Simpson and his partner Skip Tharp will market their business to rapidly aging baby boomers, who may have different ideas about what a funeral service should be.
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Tharp has successfully launched similar concepts in Lynchburg and Bedford County, even with several dominant players already there.
Oakey's is disappointed Simpson left, but believes there's room in the market for another competitor.
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Right now the average cost for a funeral in our area is about 55- hundred- dollars, but there's speculation the new competition could mean lower prices.

7DuPont


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TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Tour Dupont


The Tour DuPont has become a local favorite as it rolled through central and southwest Virginia.
But the loss of its sponsor may put a halt to the annual bike race.
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DuPont says it's pulling out because contract obligations were not met.
The company blamed those on a lawsuit between the event's owners.
Meanwhile, a local organizer told News-7 it's doubtful there will be a race next year, but it could return in '98.
To get the cycling event under way next year, race promoters would have to raise more than two-and half million dollars in the next two weeks.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
we are expecting highs to reach around 40.
Rain mixed with some snow is on tap for the late afternoon.
Tonight, lows will dip into the mid to upper 20's. 7BIRTHDAYS ! 12/6/96

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55Amherst-Body


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TAPE#96-92
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Some new leads in Tuesday's discovery of a bloodstained vehicle in Lynchburg.
Yesterday a body was found long route 6-17 in Amherst County.
Authorities say 24- year- old Vincent Lee (SKUL-ter-brant) Schulterbrandt had been shot in the head.
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Sheriff Jimmy Ayers says (SKUL-ter-brant) Schulterbrandt matches the description of the man driving the abandoned Nissan Pathfinder.
Blood was found in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
It has New York plates-- (SKUL-ter-brant) is a resident of the Bronx.
The regional homicide squad will take over the investigation today.
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55Allen


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TAPE#596-34
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The head of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice has been named the new Secretary of Public Safety.
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Yesterday Governor George Allen appointed 35- year- old former prosecutor Patricia West to his cabinet.
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((PATRICIA WEST/PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY-APPOINTEE: THERE WAS PAROLE-ABOLITION, TRUTH-IN-SENTENCING, AND OF COURSE, JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM. MUCH HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED, BUT WE'RE NOT THROUGH YET. AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TODAY TO TAKING OVER THE REINS AND BUILDING ON OUR PREVIOUS SUCCESSES TO MAKE VIRGINIA A SAFER PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, AND RAISE A FAMILY.))
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West will oversee corrections, emergency services, the State Police and military affairs.
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She succeeds Jerry Kilgore -- who formally kicked off his bid for Attorney General Tuesday.
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55Habitat


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TAPE#96-91
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Lynchburg's Habitat for Humanity Chapteer has built 130 low- income homes over the past eight years.
It has now set a goal to to double that number in the next FOUR years.
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It's being made possible by a 3-quarter million dollar grant from Habitat for Humanity International.
The money will help revamp one existing Lynchburg neighborhood, and build two brand new subdivisions by the year 2000.
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((KEVIN CAMPBELL/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: THE GRANT WE'RE GETTING IS JUST TO SET THE STAGE, IT'S JUST TO MAKE THE SITES AVAILABLE, TO BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND DO THE DEMOLITION WHERE WE NEED TO. THE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION MONEY, AS ALWAYS, IS GOING TO NEED TO BE RAISED LOCALLY AND THAT WILL BE ABOUT THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.))
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A fund-raising campaign will get underway sometime in 19-97.
Lynchburg's Habitat chapter ranks as the 16th largest among 12- hundred nationwide.
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Turning now to the weather forecast,
we are expecting highs to reach around 40.
Rain mixed with some snow is on tap for the late afternoon.
Tonight, lows will dip into the mid to upper 20's. cutopen
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TAPE#96-92
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A man's body was found yesterday in Amherst County alongside Route 6-17.
Officials say 24- year- old Vincent Lee (Skul-ter-brant) was shot in the head.
They also believe his death is linked with an abandoned vehicle found Tuesday in Lynchburg.
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Sheriff Jimmy Ayers says (SKUL-ter-brant) Schulterbrandt matches the description of the man driving the abandoned Nissan Pathfinder.
Blood was found in the passenger seat of the car.
It has New York plates-- (SKUL-ter-brant) is a resident of the Bronx.
The regional homicide squad will take over the investigation today.
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8Soering


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Convicted Killer Jens (YENZ) Soering believes a set of missing fingerprints would prove his innocence. A state official has conceded that some fingerprints from the 19-85 murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom have been lost-- which is not uncommon for such an old case.
The fingerprints were never identified.
Soering says they could point to someone else.
He gets a court hearing next week on a claim that prosecutors withheld evidence in his case.

8Dorm-Safety


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TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


Governor George Allen wants to update the fire safety of Virginia's colleges dormitories.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( On Virginia college and university campuses, dorm construction and upkeep is paid for through student fees.
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((DAVE NUTTER/VT UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: AND SO THAT IS THE WAY ALL OF OUR DORMS HAVE BEEN OPERATING. THEY'RE WHAT WE CALL AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES TO THE UNIVERSITY AND STATE MONIES DO NOT GO INTO THEIR OPERATION OR UPKEEP. ))
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Governor Allen has not said how he would pay for installing sprinklers in high-rise dorms, but he refused to rule out raising student fees.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF WAYS THAT IT MAY BE DONE. EACH COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY MAY HAVE, ALL THE BUILDINGS AREN'T THE SAME HEIGHT. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT NEEDS.))
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It's estimated to cost more than five and a half million dollars to add sprinklers to Tech's five high-rise dorms. That breaks down to about 58 dollars per student over the next 20 years.
Officials at Tech and Radford University agree sprinklers would provide the ultimate protection. But they say smoke and fire alarms and extinguishers, stairwell hookups for fire hoses, and non-combustible construction make their dorms safe now.
Firefighters seem more concerned with passive student attitudes.
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((KEITH BOLTON/BLACKSBURG FIRE CHIEF: OUR CONCERN IS THAT STUDENTS HAVE GOTTEN USED TO THE ALARMS GOING OFF, AND SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS TWO OR THREE TIMES A NIGHT, AND THEY WOULDN'T COMPLETELY EVACUATE THE BUILDING. ))
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State officials have yet to tabulate the costs of sprinklers for all 12 dorms in question. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

8Beyer


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TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer received a bit of a cold welcome at the Virginia Farm Bureau's annual meeting.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'VE GOT LETTERS FROM SOME OF YOU AND PHONE CALLS FROM OTHERS. AND I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND MY POSITION.))
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Beyer spoke in defense of his support of F-D-A regulation of tobacco sales.
A "Q and A" session afterward brought only one question.
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SOT 55:06
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((JERRY JENKINS/LUNENBURG CO. FARMER: IF AS YOU SAY YOU FEEL THAT THE VIRGINIA LAWS REGARDING USE OF TOBACCO BY MINORS ARE GOOD AND SUFFICIENT, THEN WHY WOULD YOU GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SUPPORT BRINGING IN FEDERAL MANDATES THROUGH THE FDA?))
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WHAT THE NATIONAL APPROACH GIVES US IS A UNIFORM SENSE THAT IN AMERICA WE DON'T WANT KIDS TO SMOKE. IT'S STILL LEGAL FOR ADULTS. AMERICANS CAN CHOOSE.))
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((TOM WEST/HALIFAX CO. FARMER: IT OFFENDED ME A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE HE DEFENDED HIS POSITION. I WAS HOPING HE WOULD TAKE A LITTLE BIT SOFTER POSITION.))
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Beyer is the Democrats' only candidate for Governor next year.
Republican candidate Jim Gilmore will address the Farm Bureau today.
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8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
we are expecting highs to reach around 40. Tonight, lows will dip into the mid to upper 20's. Rain mixed with some snow is on tap for the late afternoon.