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7sw-shooting


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The city of Roanoke may be ending the year with its 13th homicide.
Police found a man shot to death last night on Chapman Avenue in Southwest Roanoke.
An officer responded to a call shortly before eleven, and found a man dead on the sidewalk.
Police say several people reporting seeing a white car leave the scene.
Roanoke Police are still interviewing residents and searching for suspects this morning.

7Day-Murder


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TAPE#96-91
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This latest shooting comes just three days after a possible murder-suicide in a southwest Roanoke apartment.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


Police found two men shot death Friday on Day avenue.
One of the men, 54- year- old Spencer Jackson Dickason, lived in the apartment.
The other man, 44- year- old Odell Hairston, had a Northwest Roanoke address.
A weekend autopsy found both men died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Police suspect a murder- suicide, because the fatal bullets are the same caliber as a gun found at the scene.
They say an additional test could tell them which of the men fired the fatal shots.
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7Pulaski-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-89
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The medical examiner has confirmed two Pulaski county deaths could have been the result of a murder suicide.
A husband and wife were found dead in front of their home over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Sunday;


Deputies were called to the home of Betty and Douglas Burgess Saturday night after neighbors heard gunshots.
They found the bodies lying in the front yard of the home on Alum Spring Road.
Investigators say Douglas Burgess was holding a large caliber handgun.
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Autopsies indicate that both victims died from gunshot wounds to the head.
Dr. William Masello says Douglas Burgess had a single bullet wound, while his wife had more than one.

7Reynolds-Resignation


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For a third time in just over two months southside voters will head to the polls.
January 14th is the latest election day for voters in parts of Carroll, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Patrick counties.
State Senator- elect Roscoe Reynolds faxed a letter yesterday to the Governor resigning his House of Delegates seat.
Governor Allen then set the 14th as the election date to fill that seat.
That means the district will go UN- represented from the January 8th opening gavel of the General Assembly until a new delegate can be sworn in.
Both parties accused the other of foot-dragging over setting the election.
Democrat Barnie Day is expected to face Republican Phil Plaster for the House seat.

7P-Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#596-38
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Virgil Goode, whose move to Congress is responsible for all these elections, says he's going to Washington as his own man.
The Rocky Mount Democrat adds he'll look at the example set by his predecessors-- as he takes his seat in the House of Representatives.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Goode promises to vote his conscience, and remain true to the conservative philosophy that he followed during more than 20 years in the state senate.
But as he heads to Washington, Goode says he also considers L.F. Payne and Dan Daniel to be excellent role models.
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((VIRGIL GOODE/CONGRESSMAN-ELECT: DAN DANIEL WAS A VERY FINE LEGISLATOR AND IF ONE COULD DO JUST A A PART OF THE THINGS HE DID IN THE AREA OF CONSTITUENT SERVICE WOULD BE GOOD. AND I THINK L.F. PAYNE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB. AND I THINK BOTH OF THOSE ARE GOOD ROLE MODELS FOR ANYONE FROM THE FIFTH DISTRICT OR VIRGINIA TO LOOK TO.))
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Goode has been appointed to the House Agriculture Committee. He'll be sworn in January 7th.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast--
Our warm spell is continuing. Right now it's foggy and we have some light drizzle.
Expect decreasing clouds today with highs reaching near 70.
Tonight, it'll cool off a bit, with lows in the mid 30s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 1/1/97

SUPER=130-1st/Sylvia & Benny Kidd/;
(1st anniversary

and same lady-birthday too:)

SUPER=130-32/Sylvia Kidd/;



SUPER=130-5/Brittany Fix/Lexington;



SUPER=130-15/Johnnil Waller Jr./Chatham;



SUPER=130-3/Abbie Queener/Altavista;



SUPER=130-78/E.G. Webb/Callaghan;

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55sw-shooting


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Roanoke Police are searching for a suspect this morning in connection with a fatal shooting last night.
A man was found shot to death late last night on the sidewalk on Chapman Avenue in southwest Roanoke.
Police say several people reported seeing a white car leave the scene.
If police rule this a homicide, it would be the thirteenth this year in the city.

55Day-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=murder Investigation


Meantime, Roanoke police are awaiting the results of forensic test to determine if a double shooting at a southwest apartment is a murder- suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


The two men were found Friday inside a Day Avenue apartment.
One of the men, 54- year- old Spencer Jackson Dickason, lived in the apartment.
The other man, 44- year- old Odell Hairston, had a Northwest Roanoke address.
A weekend autopsy found both men died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Police suspect a murder suicide, because the fatal bullets are the same caliber as a gun found at the scene.
They say an additional test could tell them which of the men fired the fatal shots.
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55Pulaski-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A medical examiner has officially ruled a fatal weekend shooting in Pulaski County was a murder- suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Sunday;


Deputies were called to the home of Betty and Douglas Burgess Saturday night after neighbors heard gunshots.
They found the bodies lying in the front yard of the home.
Investigators say Douglas Burgess was holding a large caliber handgun.
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Autopsies indicate that both victims died from gunshot wounds to the head.
Dr. William Masello says Douglas Burgess had a single bullet wound, while his wife had mutiple gunshot wounds.

55partners-Parenting


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TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Education


A bank is making an investment in Roanoke County education.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 19


The Partners in Parenting program is getting a six-thousand dollar grant from the First Union's Excellence in Education fund.
The school system will use the money to help pay for seminars on topics important to parents and teachers.
The program also tries to develop greater community involvement in the school system.
More than 60 schools in 12 states competed for the grants.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast--
Our warm spell is continuing. Right now it's foggy and we have some light drizzle.
Expect decreasing clouds today with highs near 70 degrees.
Tonight, expect colder temperatures with lows in the mid 30s.
On New Year's Day there's a chance of rain with highs in the low to mid forties. Nighttime lows will be in the 30s.
By Thursday, afternoon temperatures will warm back up near 60 degrees. cutopen
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8sw-shooting


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Roanoke Police want to know what led to a fatal shooting on Chapman Avenue in Southwest Roanoke.
It happened late last night.
An officer responded shortly before eleven and found a man dead on the sidewalk.
Police say several people reported seing a white car leave the scene.
Roanoke Police are still interviewing residents and searching for suspects this morning.
If police rule this a homicide, it would be the thirteenth this year in the city.

8Day-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=murder Investigation


Meantime, Roanoke Police have named the two men found shot to death in a Day Avenue apartment last week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


One of the men, 54- year- old Spencer Jackson Dickason, lived in the apartment.
The other man, 44- year- old Odell Hairston, had a Northwest Roanoke address.
A weekend autopsy found both men died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
Police suspect a murder suicide, because the fatal bullets are the same caliber as a gun found at the scene.
They say an additional test could tell them whether either of the men fired the fatal shots.
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8Pulaski-Shooting


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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A medical examiner rules the death of an estranged Pulaski County couple was a murder-suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Sunday;


Deputies were called to the home of Betty and Douglas Burgess Saturday night after neighbors heard gunshots.
They found the bodies lying in the front yard of the home on Alum Spring Road.
Investigators say Douglas Burgess was holding a large caliber handgun.
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Autopsies indicate that both victims died from gunshot wounds to the head.
Dr. William Masello says Douglas Burgess had a single bullet wound, while his wife was shot multiple times.
The couple had been separted for several months.

8Diet


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TAPE#net (edit of 96-103)
GRAPHIC=weight loss


On this last day of 19-96 many are vowing to make a few changes in '97.
Many resolve to take off a few pounds, or start an exercise program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


But statics show, few actually follow through with their personal promise.
Ronda Parr, defied the odds and lost nearly 50 pounds after making her New Year's Resolution last year.
She's now a weight loss counselor. (/////SOT/////)
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((RONDA PARR/WEIGHT LOSS COUNSELOR: I'VE CUT DOWN ON MY FATS, CUT DOWN ON MY STARCHES, CARBOHYDRATES, AND I'VE LEARNED TO EAT,IS WHAT IT IS. I'VE LEARNED TO EAT. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Area fitness clubs typically see a dramatic rise in new memberships around this time of year.
But exercise experts agree that watching what you eat is crucial to slimming down.
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SOT 5:03:53
IN Q=Nutrition is a huge part

((JOHN WARE/ROANOKE ATHLETIC CLUB: NUTRITION IS A HUGE PART OF IT. IN FACT, I THINK IT'S THE BIGGEST PART, IS EATING RIGHT. AGAIN, IF YOU'VE FALLEN OFF THE WAGON, GET BACK ON THE WAGON AGAIN AND START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT. ))
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Fitness and diet experts say don't make your expectations too high and expect immediate results, are you'll quickly be discouraged.
They say the important step is just getting started.
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8P-Goode


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TAPE#596-38
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Virgil Goode says he'll be looking at the example set by his predecessors as he takes his seat in Congress.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Goode promises to vote his conscience, and remain true to the conservative philosophy that he followed during more than 20 years in the state senate.
But as he heads to Washington, Goode says he also considers L.F. Payne and Dan Daniel to be excellent role models.
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SOT 13:39:34
IN Q=Dan Daniel was a very fine

((VIRGIL GOODE/CONGRESSMAN-ELECT: DAN DANIEL WAS A VERY FINE LEGISLATOR AND IF ONE COULD DO JUST A A PART OF THE THINGS HE DID IN THE AREA OF CONSTITUENT SERVICE WOULD BE GOOD. AND I THINK L.F. PAYNE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB. AND I THINK BOTH OF THOSE ARE GOOD ROLE MODELS FOR ANYONE FROM THE FIFTH DISTRICT OR VIRGINIA TO LOOK TO.))
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Goode has been appointed to the House Agriculture Committee. He'll be sworn in January 7th.

8WEATHER


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SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Morning Drizzle/Decreasing Clouds/65-70/Partly/Cloudy/33-37;
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Turning now to the weather forecast--
Our warm spell is continuing. Right now it's foggy and we have some light drizzle.
Expect decreasing clouds today with highs near 70 degrees.
Tonight, expect colder temperatures with lows in the mid 30s.
On New Year's Day there's a chance of rain with highs in the low to mid By Thursday, afternoon temperatures will warm back up near 60 degrees. forties. Nighttime lows will be in the 30s.