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7P-Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Henry county woman is shot on the job-- allegedly by her boyfriend.
She's in serious condition this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


It happened inside the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant where they both work.
35- year- old Timothy Dexter Walton apparently left his work area shortly before the shooting.
Sheriff's officials say minutes later Walton fired two shots in the direction of 37- year- old Susie Penn.
No one else was injured.
Authorities say the incident could have been worse because other employees were also in the room.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE WAS A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME WHERE THE GENTLEMAN WAS HERE AND WAS NOT IN CUSTODY BUT SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL OF THE OFFICERS, THEY FOUND HIM WITHIN THE BUILDING, HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, UNARMED, THE WEAPON HAD BEEN DISCARDED ALONG THE WAY, AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT. ))
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=without incident.
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VO-NAT


Investigators are still piecing together what happened but believe Penn may have been trying to end their relationship.
Walton is being held in the Henry County jail.
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7victim


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash;


Investigators with The National Tansportation Safety Board are on the scene of a commuter plane crash in Michigan this morning.
One of the 29 victims of yesterday's crash reportedly was on her way to a funeral for her brother who died in a cargo plane crash last month in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;


"The Cincinnati Enquirer" says 37- year- old Maureen DeMarco was going to Detroit to attend the funeral of her brother Brian Scully.
Scully was one of six people killed in the crash of an Airborne Express cargo jet December 23rd in Giles County.
The N-T-S-B is still investigating that crash.
It was the worst air-disaster on record in southwest Virginia.
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7P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=vmi


Virginia Military Institute co-education plans took center stage at the General Assembly yesterday.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :22
SUPER=@Ellen2; :26 (no SU)
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :34
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IT'S FOUGHT IN A COURTROOM BY A HANDFUL OF ATTORNEYS. AND THEN DECIDED BY ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE BEEN ELEVATED INTO A JUDGESHIP. AND YET, LIKE IN THIS CASE, THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WHO BUILT THIS INSTITUTION 157 YEARS AGO, AND HAVE SUPPORTED IT DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME WERE NEVER ASKED ON ONE OCCASION WHAT THEIR FEELINGS WERE IN THE MATTER. NOR WERE THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.))
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VMI Board Chairman Bill Berry and attorney Jim Roberts were in the gallery for Barry's speech -- and the one response it prompted.
Janet Howell says the Supreme Court decision brought her joy.
sot 12:29:07

((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WHAT HAS HAPPENED UP TO THIS POINT IS IN FINEST TRADITIONS OF VIRGINIA, AND THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF VMI, AND THE FINEST TRADITION OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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7Truck-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=accident


In Radford, a truck driver is charged with driving too fast for road conditions following a crash that sent his semi over an embankment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State police say the rig loaded with M & M candies was passing a car on I-81 when it hit an icy spot and slid out of control.
It wiped out about 50 yards of guardrail and crashed down a steep hillside, crushing the cab beneath the trailer.
Fire crews built a dam to keep a diesel fuel leak from contaminating a creek.
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7WEATHER


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#NONE
graphic=winter storm


We have many school schedule changes due to slick road conditions.
Stay tuned to News 7, they will be running across the bottom of your Television screen throughout the morning.
Meanwhile V-DOT is reporting main roads and interstates are passable, but that only half of the secondary streets in our area are clear.
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SUPER=314-Variable Clouds/with Flurries/37-39/Cloudy/Periods of Snow/24-26;



SUPER=#555; RESET


The winter weather appears to be here to stay.
Highs today will be in the mid to upper 30s with occasional flurries.
Tonight, temperatures drop to the mid 20s with more flurries. 7BIRTHDAYS! 1/12/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-54/Betty Wright/Waiteville WV;



SUPER=130-1/Samantha Combs/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Charity Fobare/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Jared Vaughan/Galax;



SUPER=130-4/Adam Anderson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Kileigh Smith/Hillsville;


Monday:

SUPER=130-44/Patricia McDaniel/Pembroke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-30th/Doug & David Davidson/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-7/Andrea Crawford/Bedford;



SUPER=130-/Jimmy Davis/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-9/Jonathan Taylor/Newport;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Gene & Sue Branch/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-62/Mary Graham/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-5/Haley Persinger/Montvale;



SUPER=130-1/Hunter Hoback/Fries;



SUPER=130-6/Emily Williams/Fries;



SUPER=130-13/Jeremiah Driscoll/Vinton;



SUPER=130-/Carol Williams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Aaron/Owens/Princeton WV:


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Velma Robertson/Appomattox;



SUPER=130-1/Jesse Brennan/Floyd;

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55Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THA
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Henry County man allegedly shot his girlfriend yesterday at the Furniture plant were they are both employed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


Authorities charged 35- year- old Timothy Dexter Walton with shooting his girlfriend yesterday inside the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant.
Investigators say Walton apparently left his work station, pulled out a sawed off shotgun, and fired at least two shots in the direction of his girlfriend.
37- year- old Susie Penn is in serious condition after surgery yesterday.
Other employees were in the room at the time, but no one else was injured.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THEY REALLY COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT WAS TAKING PLACE IN FRONT OF THEM, AT THE SAME TIME, THEY WERE IN FEAR OF THEIR OWN LIFE, SAFETY, SO EVERYONE BEGAN TO FLEE, SO I DON'T THINK THERE WAS REALLY ANYTIME FOR ANYBODY TO REACT, SOME OF THE FOREMAN APPROACHED WHEN THEY REALIZED WHAT WAS GOING ON, THAT'S WHEN I BELIEVE THEY MAY HAVE STARTLED THE YOUNG MAN AND AT THAT TIME, HE SIMPLY BEGAN TO RETREAT. ))
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=to retreat.
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VO-NAT


Walton was arrested inside the plant without incident.
He's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.
Investigators believe Penn may have been trying to end a relationship with Walton.
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55crash-tie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash;


Investigators with The National Tansportation Safety Board are in Michigan this morning searching for clues into yesterday's commuter plane crash in Michigan.
One of the 29 victims of yesterday's crash reportedly was on her way to a funeral for her brother who died in a cargo plane crash last month in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;


"The Cincinnati Enquirer" says 37- year- old Maureen DeMarco was going to Detroit to attend the funeral of her brother Brian Scully.
Scully was one of six people killed in the crash of an Airborne Express cargo jet December 23rd in Giles County.
The N-T-S-B is still investigating that crash.
It was the worst air-disaster on record in southwest Virginia.
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55WEATHER


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#NONE
graphic=winter storm


We have many school schedule changes due to slick road conditions.
Stay tuned to News 7, they will be running across the bottom of your Television screen throughout the morning.
Meanwhile V-DOT is reporting main roads and interstates are passable, but that only half of the secondary streets in our area are clear.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Variable Clouds/with Flurries/37-39/Cloudy/Periods of Snow/24-26;



SUPER=#555; RESET


The winter weather appears to be here to stay.
Highs today will be in the mid to upper 30s with occasional flurries.
Tonight, temperatures drop to the mid 20s with more flurries. cutopen
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8P-Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Henry County woman is in serious condition this morning, after being shot at work yesterday.
Police have her boyfriend in custody.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


It happened inside the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant where they both work.
35- year- old Timothy Dexter Walton apparently left his work area shortly before the shooting.
Sheriff's officials say minutes later Walton fired two shots in the direction of 37- year- old Susie Penn.
No one else was injured.
Authorities say the incident could have been worse because other employees were also in the room.
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IN Q=There

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE WAS A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME WHERE THE GENTLEMAN WAS HERE AND WAS NOT IN CUSTODY BUT SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL OF THE OFFICERS, THEY FOUND HIM WITHIN THE BUILDING, HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, UNARMED, THE WEAPON HAD BEEN DISCARDED ALONG THE WAY, AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT. ))
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=without incident.
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VO-NAT


Investigators are still piecing together what happened but believe Penn may have been trying to end their relationship.
Walton is being held in the Henry County jail.
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8victim


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash;


Investigators with The National Tansportation Safety Board are searching for clues into what caused yesterday's commuter plane crash near Detroit, Michigan.
One of the 29 victims of the crash reportedly was on her way to a funeral for her brother who died in a cargo plane crash last month in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;


"The Cincinnati Enquirer" says 37- year- old Maureen DeMarco was going to Detroit to attend the funeral of her brother Brian Scully.
Scully was one of six people killed in the December 23rd crash of an Airborne Express cargo in Giles County.
The N-T-S-B is still investigating that crash.
It was the worst air-disaster on record in southwest Virginia.
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8Flood-Wall


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


In the western U-S residents are just beginning to clean up the mess left behind from days of flooding.
It's a scene very familiar to residents of Buena Vista.
The city has been hit by floods in 19-69, 85, and then back to back floods in 19-95.
Jay Moore has an update on a project that is designed to prevent future flooding.
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Jody Blackburn/US Army Corps of Engineers; :05
SUPER=01-Stephen King/Interim City Manager; :24
SUPER=04-June 1995; :35
SUPER=@Jay1; 1:00
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OUT Q=Moore, News 7.

(( Buena Vista's flood wall project is in its final stages...about 75 percent complete.
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SOT 16:59:41
IN Q=There's some concrete

((JODY BLACKBURN/US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: THERE'S SOME CONCRETE WORK TO DO AND SOME EMBANKMENT WORK TO DO AND SOME MOUNTING OF SOME LARGE GATES. VALVES AND GATES.))
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The gates are made to control the water flow and prevent water from backing up into the city.
The U-S Army Corps of Engineers designed the wall to take on the greatest flood on record.
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IN Q=This project is

((STEPHEN KING/INTERIM CITY MANAGER: THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO HANDLE THE 69 FLOOD PLUS THE FACTORS OF SAFETY THERE'S THREE EXTRA FEET OF FREEBOUND ON THE LEVY.))
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The partially completed wall has already had some impact.
King says it stopped the downtown from flooding in '95 but it didn't stop creaks and streams from overflowing.
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((KING: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS AND ARE PURSUING AND HAVE GRANTS TO DO WORK ON THE UNIQUE FLOODING PROBLEM WHICH ARE OUR INTERIOR STREAMS.))
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OUT Q=our interior streams.


When the project was started it was estimated to cost 42- million.
Now the pricetag is considerably less at 34 million.
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE PROJECT HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS AND IF MOTHER NATURE COOPERATES IT SHOULD BE FINISHED BY MID- SUMMER. IN BUENA VISTA, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
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8WEATHER


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#NONE
graphic=winter storm


We have many school schedule changes due to slick road conditions.
Stay tuned to News 7, they will be running across the bottom of your Television screen throughout the morning.
Meanwhile V-DOT is reporting main roads and interstates are passable, but that only half of the secondary streets in our area are clear.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Variable Clouds/with Flurries/37-39/Cloudy/Periods of Snow/24-26;



SUPER=#555; RESET


The winter weather appears to be here to stay. Tonight, temperatures drop to the mid 20s with more flurries. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 30s with occasional flurries.