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7P-Carroll-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Fire quickly swept through a Carroll County home early yesterday morning as five family members lay sleeping.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


Two of them never made it out of the house.
The blaze broke out in the Piper's Gap section at about five o'clock.
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SOT 10:13:42
IN Q=

((JENNIFER SPEARS: MY DAD WAS HOLLERING FOR EVERYBODY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, IT WAS ON FIRE. SO I RAN OUT INTO THE HALL AND SAW THAT THERE WAS FLAMES COMING THROUGH THE DOORWAY. ))
SUPER=07-Jennifer Spears;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=through the doorway.
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VO-NAT


16- year- old Jennifer Spears escaped through a basement door.
A brother and her father also made it to safety.
But two other brothers, 11- year- old Mark and 13- year- old John died in their upstairs bedroom.
The children's mother was away at work.
The tragedy shocked and saddened the family's neighbors.
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SOT 10:21:38
IN Q=

((JOHN BEST/NEIGHBOR: YOU WON'T FIND ANY BETTER PEOPLE, ANY BETTER, ANY BETTER PEOPLE. ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY. ))
SUPER=01-John Best/Neighbor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=anything for anybody.
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The Twin County United Way has set up a fund for anyone wishing to help the family.
Edward Spears is being treated for smoke inhalation.
His 14- year- old son is hospitalized with serious burns.
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7P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Henry County sheriff's deputy is on paid leave after he shot and killed a man, reportedly in self-defense.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Monday Night;


It happened Monday night when deputies pulled David Roy Craighead over at a steak house in Ridgeway to question him about damage to an apartment.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says the 35- year- old jumped out of the car and ran behind the restaurant.
When the officers approached Craighead he reportedly refused to drop the tire iron he was carrying.
Cassell says one of the deputies sprayed Craighead with pepper spray but he failed to surrender.
Cassell says he continued to move toward the deputies and Corporal Jay Engstrom fired his gun more than once.
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SOT
IN Q=If you've

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:IF YOU'VE GOT SOMEONE COMING AT YOU WITH A WEAPON, AND YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO FIRE YOUR WEAPON, OR FEEL THAT YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER, CERTAINLY YOU WANT TO PUT HIM DOWN, SO IT'S NOT AT ALL UNUSUAL THAT MORE THAN ONE SHOT WAS FIRED. ))
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=was fired.
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VO-NAT


A state medical examiner says Craighead died quickly of multiple gun shot wounds.
State police are investigating.
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7S-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


The federal government says there won't be one clear winner in the bidding war for Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The chairman of the Surface Transportation Board hopes Norfolk Southern and C-S-X can reach a settlement that will preserve competition on the east coast, no matter who ends up with Conrail.
If not, the board is prepared to impose a plan that would split up Conrail's coveted northern routes.
The question is, would the company that gets Conrail have to sell key routes to the spurned suitor, or just give it equal access?
The board looks at these decisions on a case by case basis.
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7S-Danville-Guard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


An overseas assignment could be what's in store for National Guard members in danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


46 unit members should know in a day or two whether they'll be sent to Bosnia as part of "Operation Joint Guard".
The Danville guard members generally undergo their annual training at Fort Pickett in the summer but received news they are being sent there in less than a week.
The unit is part of the Fire Support Element.
They coordinate and plan artillery support.
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7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
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TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none




SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Occasional Rain/South Winds 5-10/45-49/Evening Showers/Partial

Clearing/34-38;
SUPER=#555; RESET


Taking a look now at the forecast today expect occasional rain with temperatures in the mid to upper 40's.
Evening showers are likely with lows in the mid to upper 30's.
And looking ahead look for sunny skies tomorrow but more rain on Friday.
Highs will remain in the 40's with nighttime temperatures staying in the 30's.
But temperatures should start to drop by Sunday. 7BIRTHDAYS! 1/23/97

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Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Anna
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none



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SOT TC 20:17:19
IN Q=Don't worry Mr. Flynt...

((THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT: DON'T WORRY MR. FLYNT. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. WE'VE BROUGHT SOME EXTRA MARSHALS IN HERE TODAY. I'D APPRECIATE IT IF YOU'D TAKE OFF THAT HELMET. WELL SIR, TELL ME, ARE YOU HERE NOW TO OBEY THE COURTS ORDER AND REVEAL THE SOURCE OF THE VIDEO TAPE OR ARE YOU GOING TO PAY THE TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT I ORDERED? YOUR HONOR, I'D LIKE A MOMENT WITH MY CLIENT.))
SUPER=18-"The People vs. Larry Flynt";
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=with my client.


Woody Harrelson, marvelously portrays Larry Flynt. The self confessed smut peddler becomes a symbol of first amendment rights.
The movie is really a bizarre love story between two severely dysfunctional people--porn king Larry Flynt and drug addict, aids victim Althea-a splendid performance by Courtney Love.
The People vs. Larry Flynt gets an "A-". Oscar quality performances from Harrelson and Love make this one worth watching. cutopen
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55Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of 96-107 and 596-42)
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


As a Carroll County family lay sleeping yesterday morning a fire was quickly spreading through their home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


Edward Spears woke up and smelled smoke and tried to rescue his children.
Two of them, a boy and a girl made it out.
But two younger boys, 11 year old Mark and 13 year old John were trapped inside and didn't survive.
The tragedy has shocked and saddened the family's neighbors. dissolve to pinnacle
The Twin County United Way has set up a fund for anyone wishing to help the family.
Edward Spears 14- year- old son is hospitalized with serious burns.
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55E-220-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Stocks


A Kentucky man could be locked up for 20 years after pleading guilty to second degree murder in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


During a police chase four months ago, 19 year- old Timmy Stocks collided with two vehicles near Gala.
The wreck killed 29 year- old Timothy Mays of Covington.
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SOT 11:25:02
IN Q=The important

((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE IMPORTANT THING FOR ME THROUGHOUT THIS WAS THAT THIS RESULTED IN A MURDER CONVICTION. IT'S A LITTLE UNUSUAL IN AN ACCIDENT CASE BUT THE EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, I THINK, WARRANTED A MURDER CONVICTION.))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=murder conviction (double out)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-September;


Stocks says he did not stop for police because the car he was driving was stolen and he did not have a license.
He'll be sentenced April 10th.
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55E-Personal-Property


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The scrutiny has begun in Richmond over a proposal to ELIMINATE Virginia's personal property tax.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Local officials are NOT excited.
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SOT 12:06:30
IN Q=It will

((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: IT WILL ELIMINATE A SOURCE OF LOCAL REVENUE...PERFORM AS STRONGLY.))
sot senate finance tape 12:10:42

((SEN. CHARLES COLGAN/D-MANASSAS: TODAY WE'VE HEARD MOST OF THOSE SPEAKING ...THIS IS THE TAXPAYER'S BILL.))
SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Colgan/(D) Manassas; :13
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=taxpayer's bill.
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VO-NAT


Senator Colgan's proposal would raise the state sales tax to make up for lost revenue.
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55schools


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


A couple of school announcements for you this morning. take SchoolWatch

55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
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TAPE#none
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SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Occasional Rain/South Winds 5-10/45-49/Evening Showers/Partial

Clearing/34-38;
SUPER=#555; RESET


Taking a look now at the forecast today expect occasional rain with temperatures in the mid to upper 40's.
Evening showers are likely with lows in the mid to upper 30's.
And looking ahead look for sunny skies tomorrow but more rain on Friday.
Highs will remain in the 40's with nighttime temperatures staying in the 30's.
But temperatures should start to drop by Sunday. cutopen
SUPER=@melanie1


8P-Carroll-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


A fire quickly spread through a Carroll County home yesterday morning snuffing out the lives of two young boys.
It happened in the Pipers Gap section of the County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


The blaze broke out at about five o'clock in the home of Edward Spears.
He and his four children were sleeping.
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SOT 10:13:42
IN Q=

((JENNIFER SPEARS: MY DAD WAS HOLLERING FOR EVERYBODY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, IT WAS ON FIRE. SO I RAN OUT INTO THE HALL AND SAW THAT THERE WAS FLAMES COMING THROUGH THE DOORWAY. ))
SUPER=07-Jennifer Spears;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=through the doorway.
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VO-NAT


16- year- old Jennifer Spears escaped through a basement door.
A brother and her father also made it to safety.
But two other brothers, 11- year- old Mark and 13- year- old John died in their upstairs bedroom.
The children's mother was away at work.
The tragedy has shocked and saddened the family's neighbors.
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SOT 10:21:38
IN Q=

((JOHN BEST/NEIGHBOR: YOU WON'T FIND ANY BETTER PEOPLE, ANY BETTER, ANY BETTER PEOPLE. ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY. ))
SUPER=01-John Best/Neighbor;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=anything for anybody.
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The Twin County United Way has set up a fund for anyone wishing to help the family.
Edward Spears is being treated for smoke inhalation.
His 14- year- old son is hospitalized with serious burns.
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8E-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Shooting


In Henry County, a State police investigation is underway after a deputy fatally shot a suspect who was allegedly wielding a tire iron.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Monday Night;


The incident unfolded when officers pulled over 35- year- old David Roy Craighead for questioning at a Ridgeway restaurant.
Cassell says the suspect jumped out of the car and ran to a nearby field where he was approached by two deputies.
Sheriff's officials say the officers told Craighead to put down a tire iron he was carrying.
Authorities say when Craighead refused one of the deputies sprayed him with pepper spray, but that apparently didn't stop Craighead.
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SOT
IN Q=He kept

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:HE KEPT ADVANCING IN A THREATENING MANNER, ONE OF THE OFFICERS, THEY HAD THEIR GUNS OUT, ONE OF THE OFFICERS SHOT HIM. REPORTER SPEAKS: WE'VE HEARD THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE GUNSHOT? FRANK CASSELL: THERE WAS PROBABLY THREE GUN SHOTS. ))
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=probably three gunshots.
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VO-NAT


Cassell says Corporal Jay Engstrom fired the fatal shots and has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
Engstrom's been with the department for about six years.
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85-220-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596=44
GRAPHIC=stocks


A Kentucky man expressed remorse yesterday as he pleaded guilty to a charge of second degree murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./September;


In September 19- year- old Timmy Stocks led authorities on a chase through Botetourt County.
It ended with a three car collision that killed a Covington man.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Yesterday afternoon, Stocks also pleaded guilty to a charge of eluding a police officer.
One of the other victims of the crash gave his account of what happened.
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SOT 10:45:09
IN Q=Half of

((ELLIS COBB/ACCIDENT VICTIM: HALF OF HIS CAR WAS IN THE NORTH BOUND LANE AND HALF OF HIS CAR WAS IN THE SOUTH BOUND LANE AND ABOUT THAT TIME HE HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. AND WHEN THAT COLLISION HAPPENED, I TRIED TO GO AROUND, SO I CUT MY WHEEL TO THE LEFT AND THEN HE HIT ME. ))
SUPER=01-Ellis Cobb/Accident Victim;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=hit me
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VO-NAT


Stocks faces a maximum 20-year prison term.
He'll be sentenced in April.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
WRITER=
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none




SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Occasional Rain/South Winds 5-10/45-49/Evening Showers/Partial

Clearing/34-38;
SUPER=#555; RESET


Taking a look now at the forecast today expect occasional rain with temperatures in the mid to upper 40's.
Evening showers are likely with lows in the mid to upper 30's.
And looking ahead look for sunny skies tomorrow but more rain on Friday.
Highs will remain in the 40's with nighttime temperatures staying in the But temperatures should start to drop by Sunday. 30's.