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7P-Rosser


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


A decision is made concerning the next step for an eight- year- old Pittsylvania County boy charged with murdering his step- father.
A judge WILL allow the boy to be released from the W- M Moore Juvenile Detention Home in Danville.
The eight- year- old has been held there since his arrest last month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The boy is accused of killing 55- year- old Bernard Rosser.
Authorities say the former Franklin County probation officer died from blows to the head.
SUPER=03-Chatham;


Former Pittsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Berger replaced a court appointed attorney for the child.
A hearing next month has been scheduled to decide whether the media will be allowed inside the trial.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=A minor

((GLENN BERGER/CHILD'S ATTORNEY:A MINOR HAS A RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND ALSO THE MEDIA HAS A RIGHT TO ACCESS AND IT'S A BALANCE OF THOSE TWO RIGHTS THAT THE COURT HAS TO MAKE A DECISION. ))
SUPER=01-Glenn Berger/Child's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a decision.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Berger declined to say where the child will live once he's released.

7Barnette


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 96-106)
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Eleven NEW federal charges are now facing a Charlotte man.
That's in addition to the murder charge that has him in jail awaiting trial. He is charged with killing a woman in Roanoke last year.
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VO-NAT


Robin Williams tried to break up with Alquilia (A-QUILL-ia) Barnette in March of last year.
SUPER=04-Last Night;


According to Williams' mother, Barnette turned violent one month later.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:33:31
IN Q=he never came

((BERTHA WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S MOTHER: HE NEVER CAME BACK UNTIL THEN, AND HE THREW THE FIRE BOMB IN HER APARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Bertha Williams/Victim's Mother
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in her apartment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1996;


Robin Williams was badly burned in the incident, and Bertha Williams says her daughter reached out to the police for help-- but got none.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:42:10
IN Q=SHE THOUGHT

((BERTHA WILLIAMS/MURDER VICTIM'S MOTHER: SHE THOUGHT, MAMA, NOBODY CARES-- SHE SAID THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KILL ME BEFORE ANYBODY DOES ANYTHING-- AND THAT HAPPENED. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=THAT HAPPENED
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VO-NAT


In addition to murder charges, Barnette is accused of arson and carjacking in connection with events allegedly leading to the murder.
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7P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=dse
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=welfare in va


A proposal to ease the work requirement of Virginia's welfare reform law died yesterday in the House of Delegates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Lawmakers vote 50 t0 50 on a bill that would have waived the work requirement for welfare recipients going to school or attending job training programs.
It would have allowed them to keep collecting welfare while they complete their degrees.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=WHAT OPPORTUNITY

((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: WHAT OPPORTUNITY IS THERE FOR THOSE SO INDEBTED AND POOR, OR WITH SUCH LITTLE EDUCATION, COMING OUT INTO A SOCIETY AND JOB MARKET WHERE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 12-PERCENT? HOW IS THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE UP THE ECONOMIC LADDER OTHER THAN BY GOING TO SCHOOL ))
SUPER=01-Del. Ted Bennet/(D) Halifax;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=GOING TO SCHOOL
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VO-NAT


Opponents of the bill said welfare recipients should be able to work AND go to school.
Twice, the House voted on the measure, and twice they came up evenly divided.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


That means welfare reform in Virginia remains largely how the Governor proposed it.

7L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 96-104)
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


The applications are being reviewed as Lynchburg city council searches for someone to fill the council seat of the late Junius Haskins.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Carl Hutcherson says all ten candidates are African American, like Haskins.
SUPER=04-File Tape; :07


Haskins died last month, and council has until February 16th to replace him.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:32:17//3:28:45
IN Q=We as a council

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE AS A COUNCIL WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAME FORWARD OUT OF WARD TWO, HAD SOME GREAT AGE RANGE THERE, A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE CAME FORWARD. AND SO WE HAVEN'T MADE A DECISION, WE'LL BE LOOKING AT ALL THE DIFFERENT APPLICANTS, AND WE'LL BE TALKING WITH THEM IN THE DAYS AHEAD.))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=the days ahead.
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VO-NAT


Council likely will make the appointment early next week.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the forecast, look for an end to the morning showers.
Partly sunny this afternoon, with a high near 50.
Skies will be mostly clear tonight, as lows drop into the mid 30s.
And tomorrow looks mostly sunny with highs in the low 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS!2/6/97

SUPER=130-50/Shirley Cundiff/Bedford;



SUPER=130-32/Wayne Davidson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-30/Dreama McDaniel/Vinton;



SUPER=130-9/Kelly Self/Christiansburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-53rd/David & Agnes Osborne/Gretna;



SUPER=130-12/Will Ramey/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-1/Codie Wood/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Whitney Hoback/Bent Mountain;




Movie-Review


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


"In Love & War" vividly depicts the horror and emotional intensity of World War One while telling an affecting love story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TC 07:44:28
IN Q=Am I going...

(("IN LOVE & WAR"/NEW LINE CINEMA: AM I GOING TO LOSE MY LEG? I'LL HAVE YOU UP AND DANCING IN NO TIME.))
SUPER=18-"In Love And War"; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in no time.


Chris O'Donnell is the young Ernest Hemingway, wounded when he visits the Italian front line.
Sandra Bullock plays Agnes--a Red Cross nurse who meets O'Donnell when he's wounded.
War unites them. Peace separates them and Agnes makes decisions that, the movie implies, affects the rest of their lives.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TC 08:11:
IN Q=Say you love...

((SAY YOU LOVE ME. I NEED TO HEAR YOU SAY IT. SAY IT. I LOVE YOU.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=I love you.


This rather sweet, old fashioned love story gets a "B+". Unfortunately, Bullock and O'Donnell will get blasted out of theatres by the Imperial Storm Troopers of Star Wars. cutopen
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55E-Rosser


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


A grade schooler accused of killing his stepfather in Pittsylvania County is expected to be released from a detention center this morning.
The boy has been held in a the Danville W-W Moore detention home since he was charged last month with killing his 55- year- old stepfather.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Bernard Rosser was found dead inside his Gretna home in mid-December.
Authorities say the former Franklin County probation officer died from blows to the head.
SUPER=03-Chatham;


Former Pittsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Berger is now representing the child.
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55Project-Link


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=pre natal care


Pre-natal care is crucial to all mothers, especially if they're addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Connie Stevens tell us about efforts in Roanoke to save both mother and child-- and even the system that pays for their care.
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SOT
IN Q=In Virginia and
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12
SUPER=01-Devonette Turner/Perinatal Substance Abuse Clinician; :25
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=CS, News 7.


(( In Virginia, and around the country, it's estimated that one in every eleven children has been exposed to illicit substances in utero.
The Roanoke Valley Health Care Foundation-- along with Project Link and Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital may be able to change the outcome of these dangerous situations-- by linking women, prenatal care and substance abuse treatment.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:15:29
IN Q=One of the

((DEVONETTE TURNER/PERINATAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLINICIAN: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IF A WOMAN COMES IN AND SHE HAS A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM, WE WILL GIVE THEM A SPECIAL ULTRA SOUND WHICH WOULD DETECT EXPOSURE TO SUBSTANCES AND WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THEM GENETIC COUNSELING. WE ARE WILLING TO HELP THEM, MAYBE THEY NEED TO BE IN HIGH RISK CLINIC AND SEE THEM MORE OFTEN, MAYBE THEY NEED A NUTRITIONAL CONSULT, BECAUSE THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH DRUGS, IT CAUSES YOU NOT TO WANT TO EAT AND EATING AND PROPER NOURISHMENT IS ONE OF THE KEY FACTORS IN COMBATTING INTER-UTERINE GROWTH RETARDATION.))
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=uterine growth retardation.


And to combat the other obstacles to prenatal care and substance abuse treatment-- transportation is even provided, along with day care for a woman's other children.
This office hopes to stress that it's in everyone's best interest-- for women to get help...and the earlier the better-- to improve the chances for a healthy baby.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


We've had a pretty wet morning, but skies will be turning partly sunny later today.
Look for a high temperature around 50.
Tonight, it'll be mostly clear with a low in the mid 30s.
The outlook for tomorrow is mostly sunny with a high warming into the low 50s.
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8P-Rosser


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


The eight- year- old Pittsylvania county boy charged with killing his stepfather is being released from a detention home today.
The boy has been staying at the W-W Moore Juvenile Detention Home in Danville since his arrest last month.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The boy is accused of killing 55- year- old Bernard Rosser.
Authorities say the former Franklin County probation officer died from blows to the head.
SUPER=03-Chatham;


Former Pittsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Berger replaced a court appointed attorney for the child.
A hearing next month has been scheduled to decide whether the media will be allowed inside the trial.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=A minor

((GLENN BERGER/CHILD'S ATTORNEY:A MINOR HAS A RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND ALSO THE MEDIA HAS A RIGHT TO ACCESS AND IT'S A BALANCE OF THOSE TWO RIGHTS THAT THE COURT HAS TO MAKE A DECISION. ))
SUPER=01-Glenn Berger/Child's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a decision.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Berger declined to say where the child will live once he's released.

8Barnette


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 96-106)
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Charlotte man accused of killing a Roanoke woman has 11 new federal charges pending against him for the crime.
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VO-NAT


Robin Williams tried to break up with Alquilia (A-QUILL-ia) Barnette in March of last year.
SUPER=04-Last Night;


According to Williams' mother, Barnette turned violent one month later.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:33:31
IN Q=he never came

((BERTHA WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S MOTHER: HE NEVER CAME BACK UNTIL THEN, AND HE THREW THE FIRE BOMB IN HER APARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Bertha Williams/Victim's Mother
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in her apartment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1996;


Robin Williams was badly burned in the incident, and Bertha Williams says her daughter reached out to the police for help-- but got none.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:42:10
IN Q=SHE THOUGHT

((BERTHA WILLIAMS/MURDER VICTIM'S MOTHER: SHE THOUGHT, MAMA, NOBODY CARES-- SHE SAID THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KILL ME BEFORE ANYBODY DOES ANYTHING-- AND THAT HAPPENED. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=THAT HAPPENED
(----------------)
VO-NAT


In addition to murder charges, Barnette is accused of arson and carjacking in connection with events allegedly leading to the murder.
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8E-Welfare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


A tied vote yesterday on Virginia's new welfare- to- work law.
An even number of delegates stopped a bill that would have made it easier for welfare recipients to go to school.
Ellen Qualls has the story. (/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Ted Bennett's
SUPER=@Bennett; :05
SUPER=@Ellen2; :27
SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) McLean; :35
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 8; :41
SUPER=@Allen; :48
SUPER=@Bryant; :53
SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hargrove/(R) Glen Allen; :59
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Ted Bennett's Southside district has the highest unemployment in the state.
sot fred tape 11:24:40

((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: WHAT OPPORTUNITY IS THERE FOR THOSE SO INDEBTED AND POOR, OR WITH SUCH LITTLE EDUCATION, COMING OUT INTO A SOCIETY AND JOB MARKET WHERE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 12-PERCENT? HOW IS THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE UP THE ECONOMIC LADDER OTHER THAN BY GOING TO SCHOOL?))
runs=:23


The bill would have allowed students in good standing to keep collecting welfare -- without having to take a job -- while they complete their degrees.
sot fred tape 11:31:48

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-MCLEAN: WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH A BUNCH OF DEADBEATS HERE. WE'RE DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEMSELVES, AND WE SHOULD HELP THEM.))
runs=:06


But Governor George Allen had anticipated this defection from his legacy legislation in his State of the Commonwealth speech.
sot jethro tape 19:39:24

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I SHOULDN'T EVEN NEED TO THREATEN TO VETO ANY BACKSLIDING IN THIS SESSION.))
RUNS=:05



sot fred tape 11:35:10

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: LET'S NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD ROLLING BACK WELFARE REFORM.))
runs=:07



sot fred tape 11:29:11

((DEL. FRANK HARGROVE: THE WORK REQUIREMENT THAT WE HAVE IN THIS WELFARE REFORM IS HEALTHY.))
runs=:05


So twice the House voted on it.
And twice, it came down to a 50- 50 tie.
That means welfare reform in Virginia remains largely how the Governor proposed it.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 96-104)
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


The applications are being reviewed as Lynchburg city council searches for someone to fill the council seat of the late Junius Haskins.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Carl Hutcherson says all ten candidates are African American, like Haskins.
SUPER=04-File Tape; :07


Haskins died last month, and council has until February 16th to replace him.
Council is expected to begin interviewing the applicants and make the appointment early next week.
(----------------)



8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Let's check the forecast now--
An end to the showers, as skies turn partly sunny this afternoon.
Highs expected around 50.
Mostly clear skies tonight, with a low in the mid 30s.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
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