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7Lansdowne-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


No arrests yet in the shooting death of a Roanoke teenager.
Yesterday, friends of 17- year- old Antwan Gray held a make-shift memorial service.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They poured out one dozen bottles of beer where a wreath was placed in Gray's memory.
The group also spray painted his name on the adjacent walls.
SUPER=04-Wednesday Night;


Gray was shot multiple times Wednesday night at the 24-hundred block of Centre Avenue.
When police arrived, Gray was lying in the middle of the street, already dead.
Friends say they're still in shock... because they thought everyone liked Gray.
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((LATANYA FOSTER/VICTIM'S FRIEND: EVERYONE LOVED ANTWAN. THERE'S NOT NO PLACE UP HERE THAT ANTWAN COULDN'T HAVE WENT, COULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN MAD LOVE FROM. COULDN'T GOT NOTHING FROM NOBODY. ANTWAN WAS COOL WITH EVERYBODY UP HERE. ))
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VO-NAT


No arrests have been made in the case.
And authorities are asking anyone with information to call Roanoke Police headquarters.
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7Tuggle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Lem Tuggle had only two words before his execution last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jarratt;


Tuggle delivered a "Merry Christmas" moments before he was put to death for the rape and murder of a woman he met at a dance.
The 44- year- old Tuggle was one of six inmates who took part in the largest death row escape in U-S history in 19-84.
Tuggle killed Jessie Havens in Smyth County in 19-83 four months after being paroled for another murder.
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7Stallins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Stallins


Former Salem school teacher Penny Stallins is apologizing for her drug use and asking for another chance.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Stallins, who is also well known in the area as an amateur golf champion, was in Salem Circuit Court yesterday for sentencing on drug possession charges.
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IN Q=I'm very remorseful

((PENNY STALLINS/DEFENDANT: I'M VERY REMORSEFUL. I'VE HAD THIS DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, AND I'M TERRIBLY REGRETFUL THAT I'VE USED DRUGS, AND I'VE USED DRUGS WHILE I'VE TAUGHT OTHERS NOT TO USE DRUGS.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The judge suspended her jail sentence, and ordered community service.
Stallins still faces sentencing in Botetourt County for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

7P-Together


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=Together


The doors have been closed on Roanoke's Together Dating Service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Customers say after signing an expensive contract, the service they were promised never came through.
For a thousand dollars Claudia Ramsey got phone numbers, but NO dates.
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((NOTHING, I NEVER HAD, IT'S BEEN, JANUARY FIFTH IT'LL BE ONE YEAR, I HAVEN'T MET THE FIRST PERSON ))
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VO-NAT


There is a contract that all clients sign concerning screening applicants.
Don Ward says he ended up running into his date's husband.
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IN Q=I was upset

((DON WARD: I WAS UPSET BECAUSE I WASN'T TOLD THE TRUTH BY HER, OR THE DATING SERVICE WASN'T AND THEY DIDN'T CHECK))
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It turns out many people have complained about Together's services to the Better Business Bureau.
The former franchise owner John Byron said the complaints were against the Corporate Organization, not the Roanoke business.
The Bureau said the complaints were directed at Roanoke. **pinnacle board fullscreen**
If you're a customer and have any questions about your account, you can call the office in Greensboro, North Carolina at 1-800-988-5344.
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7WEATHER


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Let's take a look at the forecast: This morning's fog will burn off rapidly and rain will be ending. Partly sunny skies are expected this afternoon with highs in the 50s. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 30s.
Tomorrow, lots of sunshine with afternoon temperatures in the mid 50s. Night time lows will be in the 30s.
There's a chance of rain on Sunday with highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 30s.
Afternoon highs will be in the 40s Monday and Tuesday. 7BIRTHDAYS! 12/15/96

SUPER=130-18/Amanda May/Botetourt;



SUPER=130-33/Jeff Sensabaugh/Middlebrook;



SUPER=130-3/Jenna Crummett/Hot Springs;



SUPER=130-11/Brittany Saul/Pulaski;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-5th/Jim & Teresa Campbell/Roanoke;


Monday:

SUPER=130-5/Ariel Wardle/Salem;



SUPER=130-44/Timmy Underwood/Salem;



SUPER=130-22/David Gill/Vinton;



SUPER=130-8/Derrick Cale/Goodview;



SUPER=130-9/Jamie Wheeler/Radford;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-18th/Calvin & Pauline Younger/Halifax;



SUPER=130-41/Jerry Worley/Dry Fork;



SUPER=130-34/Lisa Hatcher/Natural Bridge Station;



SUPER=130-3/Shaon Barnett/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
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55Tuggle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The last surving inmate involved in the nation's biggest death row prison escape was executed last night.
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Lem Tuggle had only two words before he was put to death, "Merry Christmas."
The forty four year old was executed for the 19-83 rape and murder of Jessie Havens.
Havens was killed just four months after Tuggle was paroled for another murder.
In 19-84 Tuggle and six other men escaped from death row.
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55Puppyland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The 10- million dollar libel case against W-S-L-S T-V is over.
The jury decided Channel 10 did NOT libel the owner of a local pet grooming business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Chris Benson sued the station over a series of reports that alleged he mistreated pets brought to his business Puppyland.
The jury disagreed however; and the station's general manager contends the verdict is a victory for all media. He says overall he was happy with the station's pursuit of the story.
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((EVERYTHING COULD HAVE BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY, BUT I'M VERY SATISFIED WITH THE WAY THAT IT WAS DONE.))
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Leaving the courthouse Benson could not say whether he regretted filing the ten million dollar lawsuit.
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55Allen-Education


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Education


Governor George Allen will unveil changes to the second year of his bi-annual budget next Friday.
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SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


But yesterday he previewed some of the most politically important.
Allen's adding nearly 30 million dollars to his Kindergarten through 12 education funding.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OUT OF THE ONE- BILLION IN ADDITIONAL SPENDING PROVIDE THAT I PROPOSED LAST YEAR, TWO- THIRDS OF THAT WENT THROUGH KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE. THAT'S WHERE I THINK WE NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON THE ACADEMICS, WHICH WE ARE DOING.))
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Among the specifics--more than six million dollars for transitional teaching materials until new textbooks become available to match the state's new academic standards.
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Talent=Melanie
SS=George Allen


The Governor allocated almost seven million dollars to test first graders' reading skills, and help tutor those who fail the test.
He's also offering to pay for liability insurance for all teachers.

55WEATHER


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Tomorrow, lots of sunshine with afternoon temperatures in the mid 50s. Night time lows will be in the 30s.
There's a chance of rain on Sunday with highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 30s.
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8Tuggle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lem Tuggle has become the second man to be executed in Virginia this week.
He was convicted of the rape and murder of Jessie Haven in 19-83.
One year later he and five other death row inmates made national headlines with an escape.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SUPER=01-David Botkins/Corrections Spokesman;:08
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8Lansdowne-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Friends of 17- year- old Antwan Gray held their own memorial service yesterday in Northwest Roanoke.
Gray was murdered Wednesday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Friends poured out one dozen bottles of beer where a wreath was placed in Antwan Gray's memory.
The group also spray painted his name on the adjacent walls.
SUPER=04-Wednesday Night;


The 17- year- old was shot multiple at the 24-hundred block of Centre Avenue.
When police arrived, Gray was lying in the middle of the street, already dead.
Friends say they're still in shock... because they thought everyone liked Gray.
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IN Q=Everyone

((LATANYA FOSTER/VICTIM'S FRIEND: EVERYONE LOVED ANTWAN. THERE'S NOT NO PLACE UP HERE THAT ANTWAN COULDN'T HAVE WENT, COULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN MAD LOVE FROM. COULDN'T GOT NOTHING FROM NOBODY. ANTWAN WAS COOL WITH EVERYBODY UP HERE. ))
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VO-NAT


No arrests have been made in the case.
And authorities are asking anyone with information to call Roanoke Police headquarters.
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8Edgemont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


In Covington Edgemont Primary School will remain closed today.
Repair crews will be working on a leaking boiler.
School Superintendent Tommy Robertson says when the leak was discovered Wednesday, students and teachers were removed from rooms located near the boiler as a precaution against exposure to potentially harmful carbon monoxide.
Robertson says the parents of three students later took them to the hospital, where they were treated and released.

8WEATHER


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Let's take a look at the forecast: This morning's fog will burn off rapidly and rain will be ending. Partly sunny skies are expected this afternoon with highs in the 50s. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid 30s.
Tomorrow, lots of sunshine with afternoon temperatures in the mid 50s. Night time lows will be in the 30s.
There's a chance of rain on Sunday with highs in the mid 40s and lows in the Afternoon highs will be in the 40s Monday and Tuesday. mid 30s.