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7E-Knowles


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TAPE# 96-105 ; edit 96-33
GRAPHIC=Knowles, Michael


In an attempt to expain himself a Christiansburg man charged with murdering his wife wrote to syndicated columninst Ann Landers and gained a national audience.
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VO-NAT


In a letter published in Sunday's newspapers, Michael Knowles writes that he killed his wife, Angie, because of an affair that started on the Internet.
Knowles states,-"I am writing in the hope that you will let your readers know the Internet can be a dangerous place to meet people," Knowles writes.
Landers, who claims 90 million readers, replies that Knowles was the source of danger.
She writes-"...The danger to your wife came from YOU, not the computer. Blaming the Internet is a cop-out."
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Knowles made similar claims in letters and local interviews last year.
His case is scheduled to go to trial in May.
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7E-DRUG-AWARENESS


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TAPE# 96-106
GRAPHIC=Drug Use


Some parents are heading back to the classroom for a lesson on drugs and alcohol.
A drug prevention workshop in the Roanoke Valley is teaching parents how to recognize the signs of chemical abuse.
Denise Allen has more on the Parent to Parent Workshop.
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((Drugs are everywhere.
That awareness is one of the first lessons taught in the workshop.
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IN Q=It's happening

((DEENA REYNOLDS/PARENT: IT'S HAPPENING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER. KIDS 11, 12, AND 13, THEY'RE PREGNANT, THEY'RE DRUG ADDICTS, THEY'RE ALCOHOLICS. YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
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IN Q=by trying

((REV. GEORGE EDWARDS/FORT LEWIS CHRISTIAN CHURCH: BY TRYING TO MAKE OUR PARENTS AWARE, DRUG PROBLEMS ARE EVEN A PROBLEM IN SALEM, NOT JUST NEW YORK CITY OR MIAMI, FLORIDA, THAT THEY CAN TAKE SOME ACTION AND BE READY RIGHT NOW.))
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OUT Q=ready right now


Deena Reynolds has children ages two and six years old.
She says she wants to learn how to protect her children from outside influences.
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SOT 16:03:57
IN Q=my kids are

((MY KIDS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME. I WANT THEM TO GROW UP AND BE HAPPY. I DON'T WANT THEM TO GET MESSED UP. THEY HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS GROWING UP WITHOUT HAVING EVERYBODY ELSE BOMBARDING THEM WITH GUNS, DRUGS.))
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((THEY'RE TRYING TO LEARN HOW TO SEE THE CULTURE THAT'S AROUND THEIR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND ITS DIFFERENT THAN IT USE TO BE WHEN THEY GREW UP.))
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Deena Reynolds hopes more organizations will contact Blue Ridge Community Prevention Services to learn how to offer this program to more parents and hopefully protect the valley's children.
Denise Allen New 7.))

7E-Rental-Inspection


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TAPE# 96-101
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


Roanoke's rental inspection program is finding that many properties are safe for tenants.
Only 40 percent of the properties inspected so far have received passing grades.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In October, City inspectors started with buildings along Elm Avenue in October.
In a report to members of council, city manager Bob Herbert says 65 units have received certificates of compliance.
But 79 were found to have violations... and one was condemned as unsafe and unfit for occupancy.
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The program was designed to improve living conditions and encourage good maintenance of rental property.
Properties owners along Orange Avenue northwest, and Bullitt and Jamison
(JAM-i-sun) Avenues southeast are next in line.


Inspections will begin there next month.

7Pitts-Fatal


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A single car accident yesterday took the life of a Martinsville woman.
Police say Alice Dodd Inge was driving on route 58 in Pittsylvania County, when her car ran off the road and hit a utility pole.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

7weather


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Checking the Monday forecast, you can expect sunny, breezy weather with seasonable highs in the low to mid 40s.
Skies stay clear tonight, as winds diminish.
Look for lows in the low 20s.
And much warmer tomorrow, as high temperatures reach the mid 50s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/18/97

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SUPER=130-13/Lindsay Hull/Hightown;



(Anniversary)
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SUPER=130-50/Judy Underwood/Clifton Forge;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-51st/Victor & Ivory Dalton/Fairlawn;



SUPER=130-19/Olivia Thompson/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-9/Christopher Guynn/Collinsville;



SUPER=130-7/Brittany Price/Cloverdale;



SUPER=130-25/Hubie Hartless/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-50/Gary Parker/Elliston;


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55Pitts-Fatal


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A Martinsville woman was killed yesterday in a single vehicle accident in Pittsylvania County.
Police say Alice Dodd Inge was driving on route 58, when her car ran off the road and hit a utility pole.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

55E-Horse-Center


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-104
GRAPHIC=VA Horse Center


The Virginia Horse Center is living up to expectations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; Quick!!!


John Knapp from U-V-A's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service was one of the main contributors to the report, which was recently updated.
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./File Tape;


The latest figures he has tallied on both direct and indirect spending show the horse center has quite a large economic impact on the Lexington- Rockbridge County region.
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((JOHN KNAPP/UVA BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCHER:WE CALCULATED THAT THE OVERALL DOLLAR FIGURE WAS ABOUT 56- MILLION- THAT WAS IN 95, THE SPENDING BY PARTICIPANTS AT EVENTS AT THE HORSE CENTER RESULTED IN THAT MUCH ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE STATE,24 AND MOST OF THAT WAS CONCENTRATED IN THE LEXINGTON/ROCKBRIDGE AREA.))
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VO-NAT


Knapp adds that almost 53- percent of the spending related to the Virginia Horse Center comes comes from out- of- state.
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55E-Symphony


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WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-108
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra takes its audience to Russia tonight.
The orchestra will perform the works of some of Russia's greatest composers.
The public was invited to a sneak preview yesterday.
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VO-NAT


The concert is a part of the Monday Night Classics series.
Tonight's performance will feature guest violinist Derek Reeves.
Monday Night Classics four is at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
The curtain rises at 8.
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55weather


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Turning now to weather, a pleasant day around the region.
Look for sunshine and temperatures in the low to mid 40s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows in the low to mid 20s.
And tomorrow will be mostly sunny and warm.
HIghs in the mid 50s.
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8Pitts-Fatal


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A Martinsville woman was killed in a single car accident yesterday in Pittsylvania County.
Police say Alice Dodd Inge was driving on Route 58, when her car went off the road and struck a utility pole.
Inge was pronounced dead at the hospital.

8E-Knowles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Knowles, Michael


A Christiansburg man charged with murdering his wife wrote to syndicated columnist Ann Landers in an attempt to explain his actions.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


In a letter published in Sunday's newspapers, Michael Knowles writes that he killed his wife, Angie, because of an affair that started on the Internet.
Quote-"I am writing in the hope that you will let your readers know the Internet can be a dangerous place to meet people," Knowles writes.
Landers, who claims 90 million readers, replies that Knowles was the source of danger.
Quote-"...The danger to your wife came from YOU, not the computer. Blaming the Internet is a cop-out."
SUPER=04-Last Year;


Knowles made similar claims in letters and local interviews last year.
His case is scheduled to go to trial in May.
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8E-Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


Roanoke's rental inspection program found that only 40- percent of the properties inspected so far have received passing grades.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In October, City inspectors started with buildings along Elm Avenue in October.
In a report to members of council, city manager Bob Herbert says 65 units have received certificates of compliance.
But 79 were found to have violations... and one was condemned as unsafe and unfit for occupancy.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The program was designed to improve living conditions and encourage good maintenance of rental property.
Properties owners along Orange Avenue northwest, and Bullitt and Jamison
(JAM-i-sun) Avenues southeast are next in line.


Inspections will begin there next month.

8E-Drug-Awareness


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=drug use


This time it's PARENTS who are learning a valuable lesson in the classroom.
The Roanoke Valley's Parent- to- Parent Workshop is training adults how to see the signs of drug and alcohol abuse in their children.
Denise Allen has the story.
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IN Q=Drugs are everywhere
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :03
SUPER=01-Deena Reynolds/Parent; :08
SUPER=01-Rev. George Edwards/Fort Lewis Christian Church; :17
SUPER=@Denise2; :30
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News 7


((Drugs are everywhere.
That awareness is one of the first lessons taught in the workshop.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:06:31
IN Q=It's happening

((DEENA REYNOLDS/PARENT: IT'S HAPPENING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER. KIDS 11, 12, AND 13, THEY'RE PREGNANT, THEY'RE DRUG ADDICTS, THEY'RE ALCOHOLICS. YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF WHAT'S OUT THERE.))
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OUT Q=of what's out there
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:56:30
IN Q=by trying

((REV. GEORGE EDWARDS/FORT LEWIS CHRISTIAN CHURCH: BY TRYING TO MAKE OUR PARENTS AWARE, DRUG PROBLEMS ARE EVEN A PROBLEM IN SALEM, NOT JUST NEW YORK CITY OR MIAMI, FLORIDA, THAT THEY CAN TAKE SOME ACTION AND BE READY RIGHT NOW.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=ready right now


Deena Reynolds has children ages two and six years old.
She says she wants to learn how to protect her children from outside influences.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:03:57
IN Q=my kids are

((MY KIDS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME. I WANT THEM TO GROW UP AND BE HAPPY. I DON'T WANT THEM TO GET MESSED UP. THEY HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS GROWING UP WITHOUT HAVING EVERYBODY ELSE BOMBARDING THEM WITH GUNS, DRUGS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q= drugs
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SOT 15:55:39
IN Q=they're trying to learn

((THEY'RE TRYING TO LEARN HOW TO SEE THE CULTURE THAT'S AROUND THEIR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL AND IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND ITS DIFFERENT THAN IT USE TO BE WHEN THEY GREW UP.))
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OUT Q=they grew up


Deena Reynolds hopes more organizations will contact Blue Ridge Community Prevention Services to learn how to offer this program to more parents and hopefully protect the valley's children.
Denise Allen New 7.))

8weather


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Shifting gears to today's weather--
Mostly sunny and breezy, with highs in the low to mid 40s.
Skies will stay mostly clear for tonight, with diminishing winds.
Lows will be the in the low to mid 20s.
Tomorrow, meanwhile will be warmer, with highs in the mid 50s.
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