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7Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A grade schooler reportedly has been charged with murder in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Today's Roanoke Times says an eight year old boy is charged with the beating death of his stepfather, a Franklin County probation officer.
Rosser was discovered dead at his home in Pittsylvania county December 19th when he did not report to work.
Authorities say the 55-year old died from a blow to the head.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff confirms a juvenile has been arrested in Rosser's death by has declined to give any more information.
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7Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Burley


He is guilty of one murder, Now James Henry Burley is being tried a second time for another Amherst county killing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Burley is charged with killing two Lynchburg prostitutes and dumping their bodies in remote sections of the county in 19-95.
He was found guilty of the first murder, and now stands trial for the second.
Prosecutor Ed Meeks told the jury yesterday that blood from the victim, Jacqueline Carter, was found in Burley's truck.
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SOT 14:06:07//14:06:52
IN Q=On this seat

((ED MEEKS/AMHERST CO. PROSECUTOR: ON THIS SEAT CUSHION, ON THE BOTTOM OF IT, NOT ON THE TOP, ON THE BOTTOM OF IT, THE PART THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DOWN ON THE SEAT ITSELF, THERE'S A BLOOD STAIN. MR. SCANLON WILL TELL YOU THAT THE BLOOD THAT WAS ON THAT SPOT BELONGED TO JACKIE CARTER.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Amherst Co. Prosecutor; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=to Jackie Carter.
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VO-NAT


Police also found the murder weapon in Burley's home.
His trial is scheduled to last through tomorrow.
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7Day-Plaster


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=special election

***NOTE ANCHOR TAG******
The special elections on the Southside are over.
That's after last night's election filled the seat of State Senator Roscoe Reynolds. take pinnacle 1050
Democrat Barnie Day won the seat, after defeating Phil Plaster by a margin of 55 to 45- percent.
Kimberly McBroom has reaction from both candidates.
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SOT
IN Q=In this close race
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Barnie Day/Delegate-Elect; :27
SUPER=07-Phil Plaster; :49
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:03
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County

(( In this close race, literally every vote counted.
For most of election night, Barnie Day and Phil Plaster stayed neck and neck.
But it was the 44- year- old Democrat who claimed the victory.
Now that he's a delegate, Day says he plans to make good on his campaign promises to make education, economic development, and crime- fighting the top of his priorities.
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SOT
IN Q=

((BARNIE DAY/DELEGATE-ELECT: PEOPLE TOLERATE ELECTIONS....TEAM PLAYER. ))
RUNS=:11


Just a few miles down the road, Plaster made his concession speech.
He says he's proud of his campaign-- but is uncertain of his political future.
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SOT
IN Q=

((PHIL PLASTER: TODAY EVEN, PEOPLE WERE ASKING ME IF I LOST....I KNOW HE WILL. ))
RUNS=:13

STANDUP TAG HERE
This should be the finale in the series of special elections.
Even though Barnie Day holds a seat on the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, his replacement can be appointed, instead of elected.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))
TALENT=MELANIE
SS=hold


The 10th district includes all of Patrick County, as well as sections of Henry, Carroll, and Pittsylvania counties.

7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast, This morning's sunny weather will give way to increasing clouds.
Rain or freezing rain will develop tonight-- ending will rain by morning.
Nightime temperatures will be in the low 30s.
Tomorrow, rain will give way to partly sunny skies.
The extended forecast has very cold temperatures in place for Friday.
Saturday, temperatures drop again... cutopen
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55Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A grade schooler reportedly has been charged with murder in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Today's Roanoke Times says an eight year old boy is charged with the beating death of his stepfather, a Franklin County probation officer.
Rosser was discovered dead at his home in Pittsylvania county December 19th when he did not report to work.
Authorities say the 55-year old died from a blow to the head.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff confirms a juvenile has been arrested in Rosser's death by has declined to give any more information.
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55Special-Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net(edit of 96-97 and 596-44)
GRAPHIC=special election


Since November's General Election Southside voters have made two more trips to the polls.
First to fill Virgil Goode's state Senate seat and yesterday to pick a new state delegate to take Roscoe Reynolds place.
Southside voters went to the polls yesterday for the third time in the last 70 days. take pinnacle 1050
Democrat Barnie Day beat out Republican Phil Plaster to represent the 10th district.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;


Following his victory, Day joked about his plans to go to Richmond to begin his new job.
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SOT Special-Election tape 8:55:30
IN Q=I don't have

((BARNIE DAY/DELEGATE-ELECT: I DON'T HAVE A CLUE. I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY DESK IS. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE RESTROOM IS. I'VE GOT SOME LOOSE ENDS TO TIE UP HERE AND WE'LL PROBABLY BE DOWN THERE SOMETIME AROUND MONDAY. ))
SUPER=01-Barnie Day/Delegate-Elect;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=sometime around Monday
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Plaster says he's proud of his positive campaign, and has no regrets about it.
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SOT Special-Election 9:12:43
IN Q=I have not excuses

((PHIL PLASTER: I HAVE NO EXCUSES...BEFORE THIS CAMPAIGN ))
SUPER=07-Phil Plaster;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=before this campaign
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VO-NAT


The 10th district includes all of Patrick County, as well as sections of Henry, Carroll, and Pittsylvania counties.
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Turning now to the weather forecast, This morning's sunny weather will give way to increasing clouds.
Rain or freezing rain will develop tonight-- ending will rain by morning.
Nightime temperatures will be in the low 30s.
Tomorrow, rain will give way to partly sunny skies.
The extended forecast includes some very cold temperatures on Friday.
And the cold temperatures stick around through the weekend.
We do have several school closings this morning. Those will be running at the bottom of your screen until 9.
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8Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An grade schooler is facing murder charges in connection with the death of a Franklin County probation officer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Today's Roanoke Times says an eight year old boy is charged with the beating death of his stepfather, Bernard Rosser.
Rosser was discovered dead at his home in Pittsylvania county December 19th when he did not report to work at the Franklin County probation and Parole office.
Authorities say the 55-year old died from a blow to the head.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff confirms a juvenile has been arrested in Rosser's death but has declined to give any more information.
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8Special-Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net(edit of 96-97 and 596-44)
GRAPHIC=special election


Southside voters went to the polls again yesterday to pick a new state delegate. take pinnacle 1050
Democrat Barnie Day beat out Republican Phil Plaster to represent the 10th district.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;


Following his victory, Day joked about his plans to go to Richmond to begin his new job.
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SOT Special-Election tape 8:55:30
IN Q=I don't have

((BARNIE DAY/DELEGATE-ELECT: I DON'T HAVE A CLUE. I DON'T KNOW WHERE MY DESK IS. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE RESTROOM IS. I'VE GOT SOME LOOSE ENDS TO TIE UP HERE AND WE'LL PROBABLY BE DOWN THERE SOMETIME AROUND MONDAY. ))
SUPER=01-Barnie Day/Delegate-Elect;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=sometime around Monday
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, Plaster says he's proud of his positive campaign, and has no regrets about it.
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SOT Special-Election 9:12:43
IN Q=I have not excuses

((PHIL PLASTER: I HAVE NO EXCUSES...BEFORE THIS CAMPAIGN ))
SUPER=07-Phil Plaster;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=before this campaign
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VO-NAT


The 10th district includes all of Patrick County, as well as sections of Henry, Carroll, and Pittsylvania counties.
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8ROANOKE-POLICE


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GRAPHIC=Roanoke City;


The city of Roanoke is running a bit short of police officers.
Majors Robert Helms says he's having a hard time filling a number of vacancies in the department.
So far he received few applicants, and those few who have applied have failed polygraph tests.
City Council has authorized 258 officers.
Only 238 are currently employed.
Another eleven will hit the streets after graduation from a training academy next month.

8Country-Justice


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tazewell County and some of its residents got some national exposure last night.
As Keith Humphrey reports some local talent had roles in the C-B-S movie Country Justice, starring George C. Scott.
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SOT
IN Q=Hitting a man
SUPER=04-"Country Justice" - CBS Movie; :00
SUPER=01-Elaine Day Simpson/"Trooper Number 8"; :15
SUPER=01-Tom Mason/"Judge Shifflette"; :42 Quick
SUPER=01-Deet Reed/"Tazewell Co. Deputy"; :59
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
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SOT 2:14:45
IN Q=Hitting a man

((HITTING A MAN WITH A SHOVEL IS NOT A DISAGREEMENT, JIM, IT'S ASSAULT. THE MAN TOUCHED MY TRUCK.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=touched my truck.


Virginia State Police play a prominent role in the movie.
Elaine Day Simpson of Botetourt County read for THIS part. But would end up as another trooper ...in a scene with Scott.
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SOT
IN Q=He did tell

((HE DID TELL ME THAT HE THOUGHT I ACTED REALLY PROFESSIONAL ON THE SET WHICH WAS VERY NICE OF HIM TO DO. I DIDN'T GET IN THE WAY. I DIDN'T MISS MY LINES, I DIDN'T MISS MY MARK. I DIDN'T HOLD UP PRODUCTION.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=up production.


Tom Mason got to play a judge- -again. The man who was President Kennedy's choice for U-S Attorney in Roanoke played the role he never got in real life.
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SOT
IN Q=The objective

((THE OBJECTIVE IN A CASE SUCH AS THIS....))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=such as this.
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SOT 3:59:15
IN Q=

((Is that sort of a fulfillment in a minor sort of way? NO, THERE'S NO CONNECTION.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=no connection.


They spent all night shooting this scene in a Princeton, WEST Virginia courtroom... the nicest courtroom Mason's ever been in, he says.
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SOT 2:33:00
IN Q=How much time

((HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU THINK YOUR GRANDFATHER HAS TO LIVE?))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=has to live?


Deet Reed plays a local law enforcement officer.
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SOT
IN Q=I would always

((I WOULD ALWAYS LOVE TO DO IT FULL TIME. DON'T TELL ANYBODY THAT I WORK FOR THAT. THAT'S ALWAYS AN AMBITION. I JUST ENJOY IT A WHOLE LOT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a whole lot.


And the pay's good. Even locals get the Screen Actors Guild rate that can amount to five or 600 dollars a day with expenses.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

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Turning now to the weather forecast, This morning's sunny weather will give way to increasing clouds.
Rain or freezing rain will develop tonight-- ending will rain by morning. Nightime temperatures will be in the low 30s.