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7E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Abed


A court appearance for one of the members of an alleged organized crime family based in the Roanoke Valley
A federal magistrate said yesterday he wants the government to hear from some of the witnesses against Joe Abed and his family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Joe's son, Rod, appeared before the magistrate yesterday- -asking to be released on bond.
(Ah-bed) Abed faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years in prison if he's convicted of arson.
He also has a HISTORY of violence.
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995


He's accused of starting a fire at the Corner Store two years ago... in an attempt to eliminate the competition. It's directly across the street from
(AA-bed) Abed's Speedway Mart.
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SOT 15:01:10
IN Q=They just couldn't

((THEY JUST COULDN'T COMPETE WITH OUT PRICES. THEY ALWAYS TOLD EVERYBODY THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW WE COULD SELL OUR STUFF SO CHEAP.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Kirk/"Corner Store" Owner
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=stuff so cheap.
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VO-NAT


Just hours after the store caught fire, two people died in an apartment fire in the same block.
The government believes the (AA-bed) Abeds sought to eliminate witnesses to the arson.
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SOT 15:14:55
IN Q=Whether it was

((WHETHER IT WAS A BUSINESS THING, I REALLY WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY, BUT IT PROBABLY WAS. MONEY MAKES PEOPLE DO STRANGE THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Jermaine Witcher/Fire Witness
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=do strange things.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The (AA-bed) Abeds insist they're innocent. The government says it has as many as 30 witnesses in each of the nine arson cases.

7P-Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=standoff


Following a lengthy standoff Richmond police have arrested an 18- year- old man who is suspected of shooting two officers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Last night Police fired tear gas into a house.
About 45 minutes later, 18- year- old Alex O'Neill Carter surrendered.
Carter's mother assisted police in negotiating with her son for a peaceful end to the standoff.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:40:05
IN Q=He's slightly

((VANETTA CLARK/SUSPECT'S MOTHER: HE'S SLIGHTLY MENTAL. HE TAKES DEPRESSION MEDICINE. HE SEES PSYCHIATRISTS. LOOK AT ALL THAT'S AROUND HERE. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT HIM TO DO. ALL I'M ASKING IS PLEASE LET HIM COME OUT THE HOUSE IF HE IN THERE WITHOUT SOMEBODY SHOOTING HIM.))
SUPER=01-Vanetta Clark/Suspect's Mother;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=shooting him.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


One of the police officers wounded yesterday morning was shot in the chest.
The other officer was shot in the abdomen.
Both are in satisfactory condition.

7E-Colonial-Elementary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some parents say an outdated water system at Colonial Elementary School in Botetourt County is their children's health in danger. Late in the school
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;

day students are sometimes asked to refrain from using the restrooms because of problems with the water pressure.
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SOT 3:41:47
IN Q=It doesn't

((LOIS TRENT/PRINCIPAL: IT DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERYDAY BY ANY MEANS. BUT IT HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES. I CERTAINLY HOPE WE'LL BE ABLE TO ADDRESS HAVING THAT CORRECTED TO THE EXTENT THAT IT WON'T BE HAPPENING. ))
SUPER=01-Lois Trent/Principal;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=be happening
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VO-NAT


It's expected the water situation will be part of next year's Botetourt County school budget.... but that won't be approved for a few more months.
That does NOT sit well with parents.
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SOT 3:01:08
IN Q=Little girls

((DONNA DUDDING/CONCERNED PARENT: LITTLE GIRLS, LITTLE BOYS... IT CAUSES MEDICAL PROBLEMS. PLUS THERE NOT ABLE TO WASH THEIR HANDS, SO THEY'RE CARRYING THE GERMS FROM ONE TO THE OTHER. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Dudding/Concerned Parent;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to the other
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Botetourt County School Board officials are expected to attend a P-T-A meeting at Colonial Elementary later this month.

7P-Wind-Damage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=None


Cooler temperatures returned overnight but at least the wind has died down.
Yesterday it was so windy in Blacksburg that it blew the roof off a house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg


A driver for Nationwide homes was towing a double-wide when a gust of wind tore off its roof.
One lane of traffic was blocked on Price's Fork Road.
The National Weather Service says the wind yesterday afternoon was gusting between 25 and 30 miles an hour in Blacksburg.
It registered one gust of about 40 miles an hour.
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7weather


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


Time now to check the weekend forecast--
Sunny skies today and less breezy.
Expect highs in the upper 40s.
Clear and cold tonight, with lows in the 30s.
And partly sunny and warmer tomorrow, with highs near 60.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 3/9/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-4/Christopher Shelor/Blacksburg;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-3/Ashley & April Allen/Axton;



SUPER=130-/Leola Graham/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-5/Amber Surface/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-13/Crystal Henderson/Nathalie;


Monday:

SUPER=130-25/Lavonia Cook/Callands;



SUPER=130-7/Tiffany Sweeney/Salem;



SUPER=130-10/Jerry Linkous/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-40/Gloria Greene/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Michael Hodges/Bassett;



SUPER=130-13/Charla Warner/Dublin;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-79/Pauline Saville/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-22/Terri Burris/Dublin;

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55E-Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=Standoff


Richmond police have arrested an 18- year- old man who is suspected of shooting two police officers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The arrest of Alex O'Neill Carter came after a five hour standoff.
Police even had to use tear gas.
Carter's mother assisted police in negotiating with her son for a peaceful end to the standoff.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:40:05
IN Q=He's slightly

((VANETTA CLARK/SUSPECT'S MOTHER: HE'S SLIGHTLY MENTAL. HE TAKES DEPRESSION MEDICINE. HE SEES PSYCHIATRISTS. LOOK AT ALL THAT'S AROUND HERE. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT HIM TO DO. ALL I'M ASKING IS PLEASE LET HIM COME OUT THE HOUSE IF HE IN THERE WITHOUT SOMEBODY SHOOTING HIM.))
SUPER=01-Vanetta Clark/Suspect's Mother;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=shooting him.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


One of the police officers wounded yesterday morning was shot in the chest.
The other officer was shot in the abdomen.
Both are in satisfactory condition.

55E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Abed


As the charges against a reputed organized crime family continue to mount up a federal magistrate wants to hear from some of the witnesses in the case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Rod Abed appeared before the magistrate yesterday- -asking to be released on bond.
(Ah-bed) Abed faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years in prison if he's convicted on arson charges.
He also has a HISTORY of violence.
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995


He's accused of starting a fire at the Corner Store two years ago... in an attempt to eliminate the competition. It's directly across the street from
(Ah-bed) Abed's Speedway Mart.
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SOT 15:01:10
IN Q=They just couldn't

((THEY JUST COULDN'T COMPETE WITH OUT PRICES. THEY ALWAYS TOLD EVERYBODY THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW WE COULD SELL OUR STUFF SO CHEAP.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Kirk/"Corner Store" Owner
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=stuff so cheap.
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VO-NAT


Just hours after the store caught fire, two people died in an apartment fire in the same block.
The government believes the (Ah-bed) Abeds sought to eliminate witnesses to the arson.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:14:55
IN Q=Whether it was

((WHETHER IT WAS A BUSINESS THING, I REALLY WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY, BUT IT PROBABLY WAS. MONEY MAKES PEOPLE DO STRANGE THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Jermaine Witcher/Fire Witness
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=do strange things.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The (Ah-bed) Abeds insist they're innocent. The government says it has as many as 30 witnesses in each of the nine arson cases.

55weather


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


Let's take a look now at your Friday forecast--
Sunny and less breezy, with highs only in the upper 40s.
Tonight will be clear and cold, with lows falling into the 30s.
Partly sunny and warmer tomorrow, with highs near 60.
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8E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Abed


Some witnesses against the alleged (Ah-bed) Abed organized crime family may testify before government officials.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Joe's son, Rod, appeared before the magistrate yesterday- -asking to be released on bond.
(Ah-bed) Abed faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 30 years in prison for allegedly starting fires with a molotov cocktail. He also has a HISTORY of violence.
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995


He's accused of starting a fire at the Corner Store two years ago... in an attempt to eliminate the competition. It's directly across the street from
(Ah-bed) Abed's Speedway Mart.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:01:10
IN Q=They just couldn't

((THEY JUST COULDN'T COMPETE WITH OUT PRICES. THEY ALWAYS TOLD EVERYBODY THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW WE COULD SELL OUR STUFF SO CHEAP.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Kirk/"Corner Store" Owner
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=stuff so cheap.
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VO-NAT


Just hours after the store caught fire, two people died in an apartment fire in the same block.
The government believes the (Ah-bed) Abeds sought to eliminate witnesses to the arson.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:14:55
IN Q=Whether it was

((WHETHER IT WAS A BUSINESS THING, I REALLY WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY, BUT IT PROBABLY WAS. MONEY MAKES PEOPLE DO STRANGE THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Jermaine Witcher/Fire Witness
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=do strange things.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The (Ah-bed) Abeds insist they're innocent. The government says it has as many as 30 witnesses in each of the nine arson cases.

8P-Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=standoff


After keeping a Richmond SWAT team at bay for nearly five hours, a suspect in the shootings of two police officers turned himself in last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Police fired tear gas into a house.
About 45 minutes later, 18- year- old Alex O'Neill Carter surrendered.
Carter's mother assisted police in negotiating with her son for a peaceful end to the standoff.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:40:05
IN Q=He's slightly

((VANETTA CLARK/SUSPECT'S MOTHER: HE'S SLIGHTLY MENTAL. HE TAKES DEPRESSION MEDICINE. HE SEES PSYCHIATRISTS. LOOK AT ALL THAT'S AROUND HERE. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT HIM TO DO. ALL I'M ASKING IS PLEASE LET HIM COME OUT THE HOUSE IF HE IN THERE WITHOUT SOMEBODY SHOOTING HIM.))
SUPER=01-Vanetta Clark/Suspect's Mother;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=shooting him.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


One of the police officers wounded yesterday morning was shot in the chest.
The other officer was shot in the abdomen.
Both are in satisfactory condition.

8E-Cease


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Cease


After nearly seven years of service, Roanoke County Police Chief John Cease is leaving his post.
Next month, he'll become Chief of Police in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Cease was the first chief of the Roanoke County force.
He came to the area in 19-90 after voters approved the creation of a police department.
He says he is proud of that transition, the accreditation the department received in 19-92, and other programs including the citizens' police academy.
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SOT
IN Q=I think we have a reputation

((JOHN CEASE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: I THINK WE HAVE A REPUTATION AMONGST OUR PEERS IN VIRGINIA AND SOME OF THE OTHER STATES AS BEING A PROGRESSIVE, FAIR, COMPASSIONATE, WELL-RUN POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO CARES ABOUT ITS PEOPLE AND ABOUT ITS COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-John Cease/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=and about its community.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


A search for Cease's replacement will begin immediately. A team that includes assistant county administrator Don Myers and ranking members of the department will lead the force after Cease leaves in early April.

8P-Allen-Jobs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen praised his administration for its success in economic development last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Petersburg;


Over three-and-a-half BILLION dollars in committed capital investment for the year...bringing the state's three year total of net new jobs under Allen to over 200- thousand.
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SOT tape two 14:53:32
IN Q=As a

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AS A CANDIDATE, I SAID AS GOVERNOR I WOULD LIKE TO, I DIDN'T SAY CREATE, BUT CREATE THE CONDITIONS SO THAT THERE'D BE 125- THOUSAND JOBS CREATED. AND EVERYONE, I REMEMBER MY OPPONENT THEN AND OTHERS SAID "OH WHAT A LUDICROUS PROMISE THAT IS."))
SUPER=@Allen
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=that is.
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8weather


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


Turning now to the weekend outlook--
Sunny and chilly today, with highs in the upper 40s.
Clear and continued cold tonight, with lows in the lower 30s.
Meanwhile, tomorrow looks partly sunny and warmer.
Highs warming to near 60.
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