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7Jens


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Another day of legal arguments as Jen Seoring seeks a new trial in Bedford.
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Attorneys for Jens Soering asked yesterday that his convictions be overturned, claiming that investigators withheld evidence.
That evidence involves the arrests of two drifters about the time that Derek and Nancy Haysom were killed.
Soering contends that Elizabeth Haysom, possibly with help from others, killed her parents.
She is serving a 90-year sentence for helping plan the slayings.
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The hearing is expected to wrap up today, but the judge's ruling is not expected for several more days.

7Rubatex


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TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


The Rubatex company in Bedford dealt with fire yesterday-- it was the second scare this year.
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Firefighters got the call just before noon yesterday.
An explosion in an oven at the Waltex division sent smoke into the duct system and out of the building.
Workers got out quickly, as firefighters cleared the smoke away.
No one was hurt; the cause of the oven explosion is under investigation.
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7Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Roscoe Reynolds


With just days left before the special election to fill Virgil Goode's Sentate seat, Candidate Roscoe Reynolds fears the competition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Collinsville


Reynolds made a campaign appearance with retiring Congressman L.F. Payne yesterday.
Reynolds is running against Republican Allen Dudley, but says this time of year, Dudley is not his only competitor.
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SOT 05:19:38
IN Q=running a campaign

((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/(D) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE; RUNNING A CAMPAIGN ANYTIME IS DIFFICULT, AND IT'S MADE MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE YOU'RE COMPETING AGAINST RUDOLPH AND SANTA CLAUSE AND VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS.)) 05:21:53 ((REP. L.F. PAYNE/ I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO STOP AND PAY ATTENTION TO THIS, BECAUSE I DO THINK THERE IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY HERE AND HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL IN FACT COME OUT AND VOTE IN VERY LARGE NUMBERS.)) ))
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Reynolds says getting the public's attention won't be cheap.
He's raised 100 thousand dollars, but says he's not sure how much he'll have to spend between now and the election.
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7Puppyland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A W-S-L-S TV report on a local dog kennel is under fire in court.
Chris Benson and Puppyland are suing Channel 10 for libel.
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VO-NAT
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As the trial got underway in Circuit Court yesterday, Channel 10 was not backing away from the story.
SUPER=04-WSLS-TV Newscast - Sept. 1995Last year the station reported Benson

beat and choked animals in his care.
Channel 10's lawyer told the jury "the evidence of abuse is going to be overwhelming,"
BENSON's lawyer says this is not about mis-handled animals; it's about false and defamatory statements.
SUPER=@file;


After the stories aired in September of last year, Animal Control officers went back.
They found 17 cases of injury to animals at Puppyland over a period of seven or eight years.
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SOT 12:00:55
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((MIKE QUESENBERRY/ROANOKE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: THEY RANGED FROM CLIPPER BURNS TO CHEMICAL BURNS AROUND THE EYES. LAMENESS IN THE LEGS.))
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Puppyland is asking one million dollars in damages on each of five counts in the defamation suit.

7Museum


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Doug Wilder proposed a slavery museum in 19-93, and Governor Allen has authorized 100- thousand dollars to begin the project.
Allen said yesterday that a state slave museum would honor the determination and courage of people who endured bondage.
Jamestown Settlement, where Virginia's first slaves are believed to have arrived in 16-19, is a possible site for the museum.
So is the Hampton University Museum, which already has a collection of African-American art.

7WEATHER


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Slick road conditions are forcing school officials in Grayson County to close schools today.
But look for a warm up into today's forecast.
Highs should reach around 50 degrees.
And the skies should be partly sunny.
Tonight, temperatures will drop to the mid to upper 30s.
7BIRTHDAYS! 12/11/96

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SUPER=130-/Craig Williams/Roanoke;



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SUPER=130-12/Jessica Linkous/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-/Camella Johnson/Covington;

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55Jens


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=soering


Jens Soering returns to a Bedford Courtroom today in an attempt to get his murder conviction overturned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Soering's attorney's claim that investigators withheld evidence.
That evidence involves the arrests of two drifters about the time that Derek and Nancy Haysom were killed.
Soering contends that Elizabeth Haysom, possibly with help from others, killed her parents.
She is serving a 90-year sentence for helping plan the slayings.
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SS=Soering;


The hearing is expected to wrap up today.
But the judges decision is not expected for several more days.

55NS-Buyout


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


A No thankyou from Norfolk Southern clerks offered early retirement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Last week Norfolk Southern told 400 clerical employees in Roanoke they were eligible for a new voluntary separation program.
Only nine applied.
People who opt for the plan get a 35-thousand dollar gross payment.
The railroad says it's been offering this type of separation program since 19-84 to various employees.
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55Hokies-Orange


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WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Orange Bowl


Orange Bowl tickets are among the fastest-selling merchandise in Blacksburg this holiday season.
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VO-NAT
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Ticket sales started yesterday on campus, with a steady stream of customers all day.
But a PRE-sale two weeks ago for season ticket holders and donors helped cut down on the rush.
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SOT 7:37:43
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((SANDY SMITH/ASST. TICKET MGR.: AND WE HAD A VERY GOOD RESPONSE FROM THAT. WE HAD OVER A THIRD OF OUR TICKET ALLOTMENT FOR THE ORANGE BOWL SOLD BEFORE WE EVER WENT ON SALE. ))
SUPER=01-Sandy Smith/Assistant Ticket Manager;
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Fans say the thought of playing last year's national champions just adds to the excitement.
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SOT 8:04:15
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((DUANE WOOD/VA TECH STUDENT: KIND OF SCARED, NEBRASKA'S PROBABLY THE BEST TEAM WE'VE EVER PLAYED, SO I'M KIND OF WORRIED. QUESTION: BUT YOU'RE GOING ANYWAY? ANSWER: YEAH, WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING, THERE'S ABOUT 10 OF US GOING. ))
SUPER=01-Duane Wood/Virginia Tech Student;
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All the tickets are for end zone seats. Prices range from 60 to 125 dollars.
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Slick road conditions are forcing school officials in Grayson County to close schools today.
But look for a warm up into today's forecast.
Highs should reach around 50 degrees.
And the skies should be partly sunny.
Tonight, temperatures will drop to the mid to upper 30s.
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8Jens


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=soering


Jens Soering is expected back in court for day two of a hearing to determine whether his murder convictions should be overturned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Soering's attorney's claim that investigators withheld evidence.
That evidence involves the arrests of two drifters about the time that Derek and Nancy Haysom were killed.
Soering contends that Elizabeth Haysom, possibly with help from others, killed her parents.
She is serving a 90-year sentence for helping plan the slayings.
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The hearing is expected to wrap up today.

8Puppyland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The owner of a local dog kennel says a news story by WSLS-TV included malicious, false statements that put him out of business.
Chris Benson and Puppyland are suing the television station for libel.
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As the trial got underway in Circuit Court yesterday, Channel 10 was not backing away from the story.
SUPER=04-WSLS-TV Newscast - Sept. 1995 Last year the station reported

Benson beat and choked animals in his care.
"The evidence of abuse is going to be overwhelming," Channel 10's lawyer told the jury.
BENSON's lawyer says this is not about mis-handled animals; it's about false and defamatory statements.
SUPER=@file;


After the stories aired in September of last year, Animal Control officers went back.
They found 17 cases of injury to animals at Puppyland over a period of seven or eight years.
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SOT 12:00:55
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((MIKE QUESENBERRY/ROANOKE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: THEY RANGED FROM CLIPPER BURNS TO CHEMICAL BURNS AROUND THE EYES. LAMENESS IN THE LEGS.))
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SS=HOLD


Puppyland is asking one million dollars in damages on each of five counts in the defamation suit.

8Animal-Communicator


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TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=None


If you are having trouble deciding what to buy your family pet for Christmas,
Lynchburg resident Patty Summers may be able to help.
Scott Prince has the story.
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IN Q=Anyone can
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SUPER=01-Patty Summers/Animal Communicator; :25
SUPER=@Scott2; :37
SUPER=01-Sandy Young/Pet Owner; :57
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OUT Q=S.P., N- 7, Bedford County


((Anyone can tell that Muffin here is a "camera hog."
But without any other knowledge of this pot bellied pig, could you possibly know what kind of bedding it prefers?
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((DOES SHE WANT HAY OR JUST WANT CHIPS? SHE LIKES THE CHIPS BETTER BECAUSE SHE THINKS SHE CAN ROUTE THEM BETTER. SHE CAN MOVE THEM MORE EASILY. ))
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Meet Patty Summers.
She refers to herself as an animal communicator... and claims to have the power to converse with any living creature.
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SOT 12:43:38
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((PATTY SUMMERS/ANIMAL COMMUNICATOR: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW IT'S POSSIBLE, BECAUSE I DON'T UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT I DO. JUST THAT I CAN DO IT. BUT IT'S TELEPATHIC COMMUNICATION, IF YOU WILL.))
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Summers says she usually receives the messages through fragmented thoughts and visual images.
And says from time to time, the animals can be quite funny.
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SOT 12:04:13
IN Q=First time

((FIRST TIME I CAME TO THIS HOUSE, I CAME UP TO THIS FENCE AND THIS HORSE SAID, "ARE YOU THE PERSON SHE TOLD US WAS COMING?" I SAID, "YES." AND HE SAID, "I'M THE KING HORSE." AND I SAID, "I SEE!" ))
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Summers has dozens of clients up and down the east coast.
And she's definitely made a believer out of Bedford County resident Sandy Young.
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SOT 12:55:29
IN Q=She really

((SANDY YOUNG/PET OWNER: SHE REALLY HAS THE ABILITY TO DO IT AT A DEEPER LEVEL. IT'S JUST LIKE SHE'S STANDING THERE LIKE YOU AND I ARE TALKING. SHE CAN DO THAT WITH THE ANIMALS. ))
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Despite those words of praise, Summers has run into a number of skeptics.
But she says she has nothing to prove to anyone... and lets her ability SPEAK for itself... even though she's the only one that can hear it.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Bedford County.))

8WEATHER


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Slick road conditions are forcing school officials in Grayson County to close schools today.
But look for a warm up into today's forecast.
Highs should reach around 50 degrees.
And the skies should be partly sunny. Tonight, temperatures will drop to the mid to upper 30s.