06:00-01

Tech-Players

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Tech Football

***ANCHOR TAG***
More trouble OFF the-field for the Virginia Tech football team.
Blacksburg police have charged two players with rape and attempted sodomy.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=After a season of turmoil
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=@Tracy1; :30
SUPER=01-Joe Painter/Defense Lawyer; :47
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7

(( After a season of turmoil and numerous criminal charges against various players, the Virginia Tech football team was finally basking in the glory of its upcoming Orange Bowl bid against Nebraska.
Now another serious diversion. EDMONDS Senior starting fullback Brian Edmonds, one of the players charged in an on-campus brawl earlier in the season, is now charged with rape and sodomy. CRAWFORD So is his roommate, sophomore receiver James Crawford, one of two players whom Christy Brzonkala accused of raping HER last year. STANDUP According to an attorney who represents both players the alleged victim in this case says Crawford and Edmonds raped her in an apartment the players share in Blacksburg.
He says the woman had been at the apartment Friday night for a party, that she left, then broke in through a patio door several hours later to demand money.
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SOT 8:52:53

((JOE PAINTER/DEFENSE LAWYER: DIFFERENT STATEMENTS, ONE TIME 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR MY TUITION FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS. ANOTHER TIME FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS A WEEK IF YOU GO TO THE NFL. OTHER TIMES TELLING PEOPLE "NOTHING REALLY HAPPENED, I JUST WANT MONEY OUT OF THIS." ))
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BEAMER GAME SIDELINE VIDEO (REPLACE THE VIDEO THAT'S ALREADY THERE) A university spokesman says Coach Frank Beamer has discussed the situation with both players. But it's too soon to know when or if he and the university will take any action.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Police arrested Crawford and Edmonds yesterday. Their bond was set at 45 thousand dollars each.

Citadel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=citadel


At the Citadel today, two female cadets are taking final exams, but their living off campus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;


The women say they fear for their safety.
Kim Messer and Jeanie Mentavlos allegedly were harassed and had their clothes set on fire.
Their attorney says the women reported the abuse, but no action was ever taken.
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SOT

4:01:17
IN Q=as a mother are you concerned...
SUPER=01-Mary Mentavlos/Mother;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=under a lot of stress.
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VO-NAT


The Citadel has suspended two male cadets -- ordering one off campus and placing the other under commandant's arrest.
Five other cadets have been relieved of their military command duties during the investigation.
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wipe/wipe/wipe


sex-scandal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Leonard Wood, MS;


A judge at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, has found an Army instructor innocent of charges he abused and sexually harassed a female trainee and a female sergeant.
The charges against staff sergeant George Blackley Junior had ranged from fondling to making lewd gestures.
Two other sergeants at the base recently pleaded guilty to assault and misconduct.
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P-Dudley-Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=Election 96


It may not be November, but it's time for some local residents to go to the polls to fill the state senate seat vacated by Virgil Goode.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Friday;


Delegates Allen Dudley and Roscoe Reynolds have been campaigning around the clock in hopes of securing the seat.
A Dudley victory would put the G-O-P in control of a Virginia legislative chamber for the first time in its history.
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12:25:42 15:14:01
SOT
IN Q=Jobs

((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: JOBS ARE THE MAIN CONCERN AND A GOOD EDUCATION SYSTEM ARE THE MAIN CONCERNS SO WITH THOSE TWO THINGS I DON'T THINK IT TAKES, SAY A ROCKET SCIENTIST, TO FIGURE OUT THAT'S FOREMOST ON THE MINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA. DEL. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE:I'VE BEEN IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SINCE 1986 AND DURING THAT TIME I HAVE LEARNED HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS AREA HAVE A STRONG VOICE IN THE SENATE OF VIRGINIA. VIRGIL GOODE HAS BEEN THAT STRONG VOICE, I THINK I CAN BE THAT STRONG VOICE, I'M WORKING FOR THAT. THAT'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME IN THIS CAMPAIGN. ))
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) State Senate Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Roscoe Reynolds/(D) State Senate Candidate; :13
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=in this campaign.
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VO-NAT


Any registered voter living in the 20th senatorial district is eligible to cast a ballot during the special election today.
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Limitorque


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=layoffs


Layoffs have hit the Limitorque Corporation in Lynchburg.
Workers confirm that the pink slips began going out last week.
In all, about 38 people are affected: 23 hourly workers, and 15 salaried personnel.
Limitorque manufactures devices that open and close valves.
The plant employs several hundred people.

Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Ronald Lee Hoke Senior was executed last night for the 19-85 rape, robbery and murder of a woman from Petersburg.
Hoke was put to death by lethal injection shortly after nine.
He was the eighth inmate put to death in Virginia this year.

Pope-O'Dell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul


Meanwhile Pope John Paul the second is asking Governor Allen to spare the life of another death row inmate facing execution this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;


Virginia Beach killer Joseph O'Dell is a day away from becoming the first Virginian to die by electrocution since 19-94.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That may be despite a plea from the Pope.
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SOT 01:04:35
IN Q=You don't

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YOU DON'T WANT TO SAY THAT THE POPE GETTING INVOLVED IS NOT IMPORTANT. THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE THE FACTS. THE ACTUAL FACTS. THE ACTUAL EVIDENCE. I DON'T KNOW IF THE POPE WENT THROUGH ALL THESE TRANSCRIPTS, AND WENT THROUGH ALL THE EVIDENCE, AND WENT THROUGH ALL THE DECISIONS BY THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, AND VARIOUS DISTRICT COURTS, AND THE STATE COURTS. I DON'T KNOW IF HE DID OR DID NOT. BUT I AM.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=But I am.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Allen says his office received 300 to 400 calls from Italian media and government officials by noon yesterday.

VA-Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=va tech football


Virginia Tech may be going to the Orange Bowl, but its football program is having trouble again.
Blacksburg police have charged Virginia Tech football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford with rape and attempted sodomy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Crawford was charged with rape last year and Edmonds is one of a group of players charged with an on-campus fight in September.
It's too soon to know when or if Coach Frank Beamer and the university will take any action.
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Nurses


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=NONE

***ANCHOR TAG***
Changing dynamics in the health care industry are creating concerns for local nurses.
Many are worried about how they can provide adequate care while following hospital protocol.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Downsizing and re- engineering
SUPER=@File;
SUPER=01-Lisa Vautrot/Carilion Registered Nurse;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Rebecca Rice/Va. Nurses Association Pres.;
SUPER=@Kimberly1;
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=McBroom, news 7


(( Downsizing and re- engineering are quickly becoming buzz words for the health care industry.
The current trend is to have unlicensed assistive personnel help with traditional nursing duties.
But some R.N.'s say the help is becoming a hindrance.
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SOT 6:57:19

((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION REGISTERED NURSE: WE DELEGATE THAT DUTY. IT'S A NURSING DUTY. THEY'RE NOT A NURSE. THEY'RE PRACTICING NURSING WITHOUT A LICENSE. WE DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DELEGATE TO THEM TO DO THAT, AND THAT LEAVES EVERYBODY IN A BIND. ))
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Representatives with the Virginia Nurses Association met with area health care professionals.
The V- N- A says the board of nursing only has authority over licensed employees-- often leaving R-N's accountable for those who are not licensed.
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SOT 6:53:01

((REBECCA RICE/VA NURSES ASSOC. PRES. I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO BE CONCERNED WITH LOOKING AT HOW THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE TRAINED, THE KINDS OF EXPERIENCE THEY HAVE, AND THEN WHAT IS THE RATIO OF NURSES TO UNLICENSED ASSISTIVE PERSONNEL, TO PATIENTS. ))
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Rice says the Roanoke Valley isn't alone-- the trend is occurring all over the country.
She says the V-N-A will be there to offer support to nurses as they deal with the changes.
But there may be even more support coming.
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SOT 8:12:01

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SOME NURSES AT THE MEETING SAY IT'S TIME THEY STOOD TOGETHER-- PERHAPS AS A UNION. LISA VAUTROT IS A LEADER IN THE EFFORT TO UNIONIZE CARILION. SHE SAYS THAT CAMPAIGN IS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


Meanwhile, Carilion officials were not availible for comment.

City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


Improvements on Interstate 5-81 won't provide any relief for motorists this Christmas season, but yesterday Roanoke City Council took another step toward building a new interchange near Valley View Mall.
Council voted to hire an architectural and engineering firm to design the interchange bridge and ramps.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The project will cost about five million dollars. Officials say it will divert much of the traffic that now empties onto Hershberger Road.
Motorists will have to endure one more Christmas of traffic problems before the project is completed.
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Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=election 96


Today is election day in the Martinsville area, where the state Senate seat of Democrat Virgil Goode is up for grabs. Goode was elected to Congress last month.
Democrat Roscoe Reynolds and Republican Allen Dudley are competing for the vacant seat.

2-VA-Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=va tech football


The Orange Bowl may be in their future, but Virginia Tech's football program is having trouble again.
Blacksburg police have charged Virginia Tech football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford with rape and attempted sodomy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


According to a lawyer who represents Edmonds and Crawford, the alleged rape VICTIM was at the players' apartment Friday night for a party.
It's too soon to know when or if Coach Frank Beamer and the university will take any action.
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HAZING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=citadel


More charges of sexual harassment at the Citadel Military Academy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;


A second cadet was suspended and five others were relieved of command yesterday at the South Carolina school.
Two women there claim fellow cadets set their clothes on fire and harassed them.
The women are now taking final exams but living off campus because they say they fear for their safety.
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SOT
IN Q=to assert...
SUPER=01-Terry Leedom/Citadel;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=and somewhat insulting.
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VO-NAT


But the women say they reported being harassed and threatened but no action was ever taken.
The Citadel was forced to admit women under Court order ending 150 years of all male tradition.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

army-scandal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ft. Leonard Wood, MS;


At Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri a U-S Army sergeant has been found innocent on charges of sexual harassment.
The charges against staff sergeant George Blackley Junior had ranged from fondling to making lewd gestures.
Two other sergeants at the base recently pleaded guilty to assault and misconduct.
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More-Executions


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


Virginia has set a modern record for executions.
Ronald Lee Hoke Senior was put to death last night for the 19-85 rape, robbery and murder of a Petersburg woman.
The 39- year- old Hoke became the eighth inmate executed in the state this year.
Meantime, another execution is set for tomorrow night -- Joseph Roger O'Dell.
Governor Allen said yesterday that whether he grants clemency to O'Dell won't be determined by an appeal from Pope John Paul.
Allen said he'll make his decision based on evidence in the case.


CONCERT-STAMPEDE


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


Two teenagers were killed and another declared brain dead after thousands stampeded for seats at a live radio show in central South Korea last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Taegu, South Korea;

4:06:31
The two girls, aged 15 and 16, died and four others were injured when the gates opened and 8-thousand teens scrambled to fill 25-hundred seats at the show.
One of the injured was declared brain dead at the hospital.
The show was then cancelled creating further chaos.
Police reinforcements were sent to the scene when people in the crowd began demanded their money back.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

SK-FAMILY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seoul, Korea;

4:03:56
Meantime, in Seoul, a news conference was held this morning by the largest known family to escape from communist North Korea since the Korean War.
The 16-member family completed a dramatic 18-hundred mile journey through China to Hong Kong.
They arrived in Seoul last week.
Family members talked about the food shortage in North Korea, saying they suffered from malnutrition.
They also said the Army presence along the border between North Korea and China has increased to prevent more people from escaping.
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2-Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=election 96


Today is election day in the Martinsville area, where the state Senate seat of Democrat Virgil Goode is up for grabs. Goode was elected to Congress last month.
Democrat Roscoe Reynolds and Republican Allen Dudley are competing for the vacant seat.

5-Transplants


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=Organ Transplants


The British Government is expected to give clearance to transplant surgeons to use organs from specially-bred pigs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Birmingham, England;


The pigs have been genetically altered to reduce organ rejection.
The parts would be used to save lives when human organs are not available.
But some scientists are worried using animal organs might transmit deadly viruses to humans.
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SOT 15:24:45
IN Q=It really is

((IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT THAT WE MAKE SURE THE RIGHT STRATEGIES ARE IN PLACE TO LOOK FOR ANY VIRUSES AND ANY OTHER FORMS OF CROSS INFECTION FROM ANIMALS TO HUMANS. AND THIS IS GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME. ))
SUPER=01-David Morton/Birmingham University;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=some time
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The goal of the program is to eventually have a limitless supply of healthy animal organs to replace diseased human ones.

5-Blood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=Blood Supply


Next month, with approval from the F-D-A, emergency room physicians around the country will begin testing a man-made blood substitute called (Heem-Assist) Hemassist, hoping to increase survival rates for trauma patients.
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VO-NAT


Hemassist can be given to critically injured patients of ANY blood type.
It's made from human hemoglohbin-- the iron-rich protein in blood that delivers oxygen to organs throughout the body.
Chemically enhanced, the substitute can be stored longer than whole blood.

And it could be widely used, doctors say, in treating stroke and heart attack patients.
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SOT 20:25:02
IN Q=The important thing

((DR. EDWARD SLOAN/UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS:THE IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE IS THAT NOT ONLY DOES IT RAISE BLOOD PRESSURE BUT IT MAY IMPROVE THE BODY'S ABILITY TO SHUTTLE OXYGEN TO THOSE AREAS THAT'RE IN GREATEST NEED.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Edward Sloan/University of Illinois; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=greatest need.
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VO-NAT


Still, the substitutes are NOT a treatment for chronic conditions like anemia.
They don't clot or fight infection, and in no way are they a replacement for real blood.
The Hemassist experiments mark one of the first times a medical product will be tested on people without their informed consent.
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5-Depression


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=Depression


Depression can be deadly-- as those who suffer major bouts of depression may be four times as likely to have a heart attack compared with those who have never been depressed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The 13- year- study at Johns Hopkins University involved some two-thousand interviews.
One cardiologist is not surprised by the high correlation-- explaining that depression is a severe form of stress, and stress increases the risk of heart attack.
The findings appear in the journal "Circulation."
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toss to bump

P-Tech-Players


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Football


More trouble for two Virginia Tech football players, charged with rape after an incident at their Blacksburg apartment.
Blacksburg police have charged Virginia Tech football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford with rape and attempted sodomy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Former student Christy Brzonkala accused Crawford, a sophomore flanker, of raping HER last year.
Edmonds is a senior starting fullback. He was one of a group of players charged in an on-campus fight in September and suspended for one game.
According to a lawyer who represents Edmonds and Crawford, the alleged rape VICTIM was at the players' apartment Friday night for a party, and returned around five o-clock Saturday morning.
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SOT
IN Q=

((JOE PAINTER/DEFENSE LAWYER: SHE CAME IN AND WAS SHOUTING AT JAMES CRAWFORD ABOUT MONEY, THEN SHE GOES TO BRIAN'S ROOM. THE DOOR IS LOCKED, SHE KICKS ON THE DOOR, THE POLICE HAVE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MARKS ON THE DOOR. THEN WHEN JAMES COMES TO ASK HER TO LEAVE SHE ASSAULTS HIM WITH A BOOT. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Painter/Defense Lawyer;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=with a boot.
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VO-NAT


A university spokesman says Coach Frank Beamer has discussed the situation with both players.
But it's too soon to know when or if he and the university will take any action.
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Lansdowne-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=legal scales


17- year- old (Stephan Dee-Wayne Jones) Stephan Dwayne Jones was formally charged with capital murder and two other charges during
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday;

his arraignment in Roanoke yesterday.
Jones is accused of the shooting death of 17- year- old Antwan Gray last week. It happened in the 24-hundred block of Centre Avenue adjacent to the Lansdowne Apartment Complex.
The Prosecutor says Jones is facing serious allegations.
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SOT 02:08:17
IN Q=The general

((MELVIN HILL/PROSECUTOR: THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS DECIDED THAT IF YOU KILL SOMEONE IN THE COMMISSION OF A ROBBERY IT'S CAPITAL MURDER. THE SAME IS TRUE IF THE PERSON IS 25 OR 17, IT'S A SERIOUS OFFENSE. ))
SUPER=01-Melvin Hill/Prosecutor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=serious offense.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


There's no word yet if Jones will be tried as an adult.
The capital murder charge could be downgraded because of his age.
If it is not and Jones is found guilty, he could face the death penalty.
It was also revealed yesterday that Jones also faces a drug charge in an unrelated, previous offense.
He's being held without bond at the Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Center.

Dudley-Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=Election 96


It may not be November, but it's time for some local residents to go to the polls to fill the state senate seat vacated by Virgil Goode.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Friday;


Delegates Allen Dudley and Roscoe Reynolds have been campaigning around the clock in hopes of securing the seat.
A Dudley victory would put the G-O-P in control of a Virginia legislative chamber for the first time in its history.
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12:25:42 15:14:01
SOT
IN Q=Jobs

((DEL. ALLEN DUDLEY/R-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: JOBS ARE THE MAIN CONCERN AND A GOOD EDUCATION SYSTEM ARE THE MAIN CONCERNS SO WITH THOSE TWO THINGS I DON'T THINK IT TAKES, SAY A ROCKET SCIENTIST, TO FIGURE OUT THAT'S FOREMOST ON THE MINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS AREA. DEL. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-STATE SENATE CANDIDATE:I'VE BEEN IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SINCE 1986 AND DURING THAT TIME I HAVE LEARNED HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT THIS AREA HAVE A STRONG VOICE IN THE SENATE OF VIRGINIA. VIRGIL GOODE HAS BEEN THAT STRONG VOICE, I THINK I CAN BE THAT STRONG VOICE, I'M WORKING FOR THAT. THAT'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO ME IN THIS CAMPAIGN. ))
SUPER=01-Del. Allen Dudley/(R) State Senate Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Roscoe Reynolds/(D) State Senate Candidate; :13
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=in this campaign.
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VO-NAT


Any registered voter living in the 20th senatorial district is eligible to cast a ballot during the special election today.
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Henry-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


Consolidating social services and improving a dangerous intersection--
Those are two key issues the Henry County Board of Supervisors is working on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Henry County and Martinsville leaders met jointly, and voted to merge their social services departments.
The new consolidated department will move into the Tultex building in downtown Martinsville.
The new office should be in operation by June first.
SUPER=@File;


The county board also heard V-Dot's plans to improve the safety of the hazardous Route 2-20 intersection in Ridgeway.
The plan includes the re-alignment of Mica Road with the intersection of Water Plant Road.
Also included-- a new traffic light and turning lanes.
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SOT 4:03:32
IN Q=WE feel it's

((H.G. VAUGHN/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: WE FEEL IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT CITIZENS REALIZE V-DOT HAS GIVEN THIS TOP PRIORITY THROUGHOUT ALL THE PROJECTS THAT THEY HAVE IN THE STATE. IF CITIZENS UNDERSTAND THAT, AND WE DO-- LET'S HOPE NOT, IF WE SHOULD HAVE ANOTHER ACCIDENT THEN THEY'LL KNOW V-DOT IS TRYING TO PUT THIS THROUGH HAS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-H.G. Vaughn/Henry Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=quickly as possible
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VO-NAT


Vaughn expects the project to take about 18 months.
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4-Scores


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


The Bills were trying to get in the playoffs, and
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/ABC Sports;

the Dolphins got in their way-- winning the A-F-C matchup 16-7.
In the fourth quarter, The Dolphins held onto a 9-7 lead on three field goals.
Then O-J Mcduffie caught a Marino pass for the winning touchdown.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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SUPER=x5022
SUPER=0100-/Buffalo/14/j/Miami/16///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Milwaukee/107//Boston/91///j/Detroit/98//Toronto/92///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/121/j/L.A.

Clippers/122//Overtime/j/Washington/97//Sacramento/89///;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Tampa Bay/4//Montreal/2////Hartford/2/j/N.Y. Rangers/5///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-j/New Jersey/5//Calgary/0///;
SUPER=X5027
SUPER=0098-j/Louisville #18/65//Wright State/57///j/Liberty/68//UNC

Asheville/67//Women/; (-------------) RUNS=:42