06:00-01

E-Williams

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Williams


A Blacksburg woman was found guilty of drunk driving.
In January her car hit and killed a Virginia Tech student.
The judge also moved felony charges of involuntary manslaughter onto a grand jury.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Dan Kelly and Ryane
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 11; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :10
SUPER=@Tracy2;:49
SUPER=01-Ryane Simpson/Accident Survivor;:58
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( Dan Kelly and Ryane Simpson were walking, with their backs to traffic, on Tech's Southgate Drive.
Evelyn Williams hit them from behind.
Kelly was killed on impact.
A Tech police officer testified Williams slipped up in several field sobriety tests.
But six hours passed before officers could get a warrant to test her blood.
It registered point-oh-four, well below the legal limit of point-oh-eight.
But a state toxicologist used a measured rate to estimate blood alcohol level at the time of the accident.
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SOT 4:46:34

((IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF O.13. ))
RUNS=:02


Though judge Thomas Frith struggled with his verdict, he couldn't ignore the scientific testimony.
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SOT 6:06:16

((IT'S A REAL CLOSE SITUATION, THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU. BUT IN VIEW OF MR. CARPENTER'S TESTIMONY I DON'T FEEL I CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT CONVICT YOU OF DUI. ))
RUNS=:10


Frith fined Williams 500 dollars and suspended a 30- day jail sentence. Her license is suspended for a year, or until she completes an alcohol safety course.
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SOT 6:17:20

((RYANE SIMPSON/ACCIDENT SURVIVOR: WE MISS HIM A WHOLE LOT AND I KNOW THIS IS NOT GONNA BRING HIM BACK BUT I'M GLAD THAT AT LEAST SOME JUSTICE IS SERVED. WE'RE WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THIS. ))
RUNS=:12


A Montgomery County grand jury will now consider whether Williams should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

E-Mize


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Mize


A Campbell County teen who shot and killed his neighbor will spend most of his life in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Doctors said 17- year- old Lewis "Trey" Mize was suffering from a psychotic disorder when he murdered 19- year- old Roger Vassar Junior in January, 19-96.
But a judge yesterday called it a "cold and calculated assassination" and sentenced Mize to 56 years in prison.
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SOT 00:05:57
IN Q=As the judge

((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: AS THE JUDGE SAID IT WAS A TOTALLY SENSELESS HOMICIDE, A TOTALLY SENSELESS MURDER, THERE WAS NO REASON FOR IT, AND WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHY THE DEFENDANT DID IT, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO PREVENT THE DEFENDANT FROM HAVING A CHANCE TO DO IT AGAIN.)) ((ROGER VASSAR SR./VICTIM'S FATHER: WE HAVE LOST OUR SON AND THE MIZES HAVE LOST THEIRS TOO, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIM COMING OUT AT A YOUNG AGE WHERE WE COULD POSSIBLY DO IT AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :00
SUPER=01-Roger Vassar, Sr./Victim's Father; :13
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=do it again.
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VO-NAT


Mize apologized to the Vassar family before he was sentenced.
His attorney says an appeal is likely.
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TENET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton arrived in Helsinki, Finland this morning for summit talks with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


Before leaving for the Summit, the President named George Tenet as his new choice to head the Central intelligence agency.
Tenet replaces Anthony Lake, the first choice for the post, who withdrew his name from nomination earlier this week.
Tenet was appointed acting director of the C-I-A last December.
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S-Green-Animals


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Valery Green

**Note**Anchor Tag
The Franklin County Human society now has more than 100 animals looking for new homes.
A judge gave them the go- ahead to either adopt- out or sell the animals removed from the care of animal breeder Valery Green.
In the meantime some of the animals have found temporary foster homes.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=It doesn't
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January; :08
SUPER=01-Lee Owens/Humane Society Volunteer; :25
SUPER=@Scott2; :38
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7



ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


A spokesperson from Franklin County Humane Society says the organization will not be responding to telephone inquiries involving the Valery Green animals.
Instead, volunteers will be posting adoption instructions at various veterinary clinics throughout Franklin County, as well as the Roanoke Valley.

E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Abed


Joe Abbott may get out of jail today IF he can produce a quarter million dollars to post bond.
Keith Humphry has the latest on what the GOVERNMENT calls an "organized crime family."
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SOT
IN Q=Rod Abed was
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Abed/Joe Abbott's Son; :12
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995; :45
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hardy/Fire Victim's Sister; 1:00
SUPER=01-Danny Kirk/Corner Store Owner; 1:31
SUPER=01-Kimberly Spradlin/Fahad Tawalbeh's Ex-girlfriend; 2:04
RUNS=2:16
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
Rod Abed was denied bond.
But the magistrate set bond at 250-thousand dollars for his father, Joe Abbott, the reputed Godfather of organized crime in Roanoke. 4:58:05 ((I'LL HAVE MY DAY.))
RUNS=:01

7:42:27 ((I DO HOPE THE MEDIA USE THE SAME PUBLICITY TO CLEAR MY FATHER AND MY BROTHER AND MY UNCLE TO CLEAR THEIR NAMES AS YOU HAVE TO PUT A BLEMISH UPON IT.))
RUNS=:09


Robert Abed is NOT charged in the 12-count racketeering indictment.
He wants it known that there are more than 100 Abeds in Virginia, and HE says it is NOT a crime family. 7:42:50 ((You don't know what your father and other members of the family may have been up to. MR. HUMPHRY, IF MY FATHER WAS THE GODFATHER- -AS THEY PUT IT- -I AM HIS SON. I WILL KNOW. I WOULD KNOW.))
RUNS=:10


The government suspects his father and others set fire to the Corner Store at 13th and Chapman Avenue two years ago- -an attempt to force their competitor- -across the street- -out of business.
That same night an apartment fire next door killed two people... including Bunny Hardy. 12:46:25 ((SHE HADN'T MENTIONED ANYTHING. SHE JUST MENTIONED THAT THE STORE HAD CAUGHT ON FIRE, AND SHE BELIEVED THAT THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE STREET HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. ))
RUNS=:06


But EVERYBODY on 13th Street knew of the competition between the two stores.
CAROLYN Hardy says it was more than that. Bunny had a run-in at the Speedway Mart. 12:47:20 ((I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SHE HAD A CONFRONTATION WITH THEM, YOU KNOW. SHE SPOKE OF IT. WITH THE PEOPLE, ABED AND FAHAD, FAHAD, YES.))
RUNS=:08


Fahad Tawalbeh' bond was set at 125-thousand dollars.
He's charged in the store fire- -but NOT the apartment arson. 13:47:15 ((I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT. BUT I DO KNOW THAT THE NIGHT THE FIGHT STARTED RUFUS HICKS DIDN'T INSTIGATE ANYTHING. AND HE DIDN'T REALLY WANT ANY TROUBLE.))
RUNS=:13


Rufus Hicks was severely beaten on Speedway property in 1991. He died two days later.
Corner Store Owner Danny Kirk says Tawalbeh thought Hicks was his son and says it was all part of the attempt to run Kirk out of business.
Tawalbeh's ex-girlfriend went to Magistrate's court, insisting Fahad Tawalbeh is not a violent person. 5:58:30 ((IF THEY THINK THEY'VE GOT THE EVIDENCE, I HOPE THEY CAN COME UP WITH IT. BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE IT. EVERYBODY THAT KNOWS FAHAD, THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT EITHER.))
RUNS=:08


The trial is still a long way off.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

E-N-S


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Word out of Washington should ease fears about potential job losses in Roanoke as a result of Norfolk Southern's purchase of Conrail's assets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Some have worried that hundreds of jobs at N-S's East End shops are at risk, because Conrail has a similar facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte met with Norfolk Southern's Chief Executive David Goode yesterday.
Goode says he believes N-S WILL get the Altoona shops.
But he assured the Congressman that this will NOT effect the Roanoke operations.
Goode went on to say that the deal could end up creating more jobs in Roanoke, at places like its downtown offices.
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E-M'ville-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation;


Significant developments were made last night in a Henry County murder case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Authorities charged 22- year- old Jaquan (Juh kwan) Anderson Ross with first degree murder and illegal use of a firearm.
Sheriff's deputies have also identified the man Ross is accused of killing.
He is 27- year- old Carlton Alfonzo Flash.
Authorities found Flash's body in the road earlier this week. He had been shot several times.
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YELTSIN-CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is in Helsinki, Finland this morning for his summit with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helsinki, Finland/This Morning;


At the top of the Summit agenda: Russia's concerns over NATO'S eastward expansion.
President Clinton has so far been unable to convince Russia's President Boris Yeltsin that NATO is not a threat.
The two leaders will also discuss arms control and economic reform.
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LIGGETT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco


A company that makes tobacco products is expected to publicly announce today that cigarettes are addictive and cause cancer.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Liggett Groups public acknowledgment is part of a settlement with 22 states that are suing tobacco companies for the cost of treating sick smokers.
Liggett is the smallest of the major U-S tobacco firms.
The company is also expected to cooperate fully with the states in their efforts against other tobacco companies.
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OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Thirty-four people affected by the 19-95 Oklahoma City bombing have filed claims against the federal government totalling billions of dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/Yesterday;


Their attorney filed suit against the government yesterday.
The blast's survivors and relatives of the victims claim the government knew about the bombing in advance.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT NEGLECTED TO PROTECT PERSONS IN AND AROUND THE MURRAH BUILDING, DESPITE KNOWING THAT TERRORISTS HAD DISCUSSED PLANS FOR VIOLENCE BEFORE APRIL 19th, 1995. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Bieder/Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=for violence before april 19th 19-95.
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VO-NAT


But another group of survivors calls the lawsuit ridiculous.
The group says, the other side is interested in winning a huge award and is potentially disrupting the judicial process.
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E-Internet-Censorship


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Internet


Pornography on the Internet went before the Supreme Court yesterday.
Andrew Freiden has local reaction to this free speech issue.
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SOT
IN Q=a roanoke college
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Harry Wilson/Roanoke College Professor;:07
SUPER=01-Spencer Watts/Roanoke Library Director; :31
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:20
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=af, news7 roanoke.

(( A Roanoke College Professor says the upcoming Supreme Court decision could be an interesting one.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:14:45
IN Q=THE BEST GUESS

((THE BEST GUESS SEEMS TO BE MOST, IF NOT ALL MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE IN FACT ALMOST TOTALLY UNFAMILIAR WITH THE INTERNET AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB. SO THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT REALLY IS. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=REALLY IS


Meanwhile Roanoke County's library director says the Internet is a valuable source of information.
And patrons are using the library's free access responsibly.
Still the library is testing Filter programs that block offensive websites.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:15:03
IN Q=they still

((SPENCER WATTS/LIBRARY DIRECTOR: THEY STILL ALLOW A LOT OF ACCESS TO SITES THAT THEY ARE INTENDED TO BLOCK. BUT THEY ALSO INADVERTENTLY BLOCK OUT A LOT OF VERY GOOD SITES BY ACCIDENT.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=by accident.


For instance, Some filter programs block out all sites with the word "sex" or "breast" in the title--
That limits access to discussion on Same-sex military schools and sites dealing with Breast Cancer research.
Watts thinks most underage viewing of sexual material takes place at home...
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SOT
IN Q=AS MUCH AS

((AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IF YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR CHILD IS DOING...IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS IN THAT AREA. THE VERY BEST FILTER DEVICE OF ALL IS MOM AND DAD.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=MOM AND DAD


And a Supreme court decision banning pornography might not wipe out Internet porn.
It has been estimated that more than 1/2 of all obscene sites originate overseas-- making them immune to United States law.
AF, news7 Rke county.))

p-Mize


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Trey Mize


Most of the adult life of a 17- year- old Campbell County boy who killed his neighbor will be spend behind bars.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


Based on average life expectancy, Judge Samuel Johnston estimated that Roger Vassar had another 53 years to live before Lewis "Trey" Mize shot and killed him in January, 19-96.
So Johnston sentenced Mize to 53 years in prison for the murder, tacking on another three years for the firearms charge.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:07:16//00:11:58
IN Q=Nobody knows why

((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: NOBODY KNOWS WHY HE KILLED ROGER VASSAR AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT HE'S CAPABLE OF IN THE FUTURE. AND THE COURT'S PRIMARY DUTY WAS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND THE COURT CARRIED OUT THAT DUTY.)) ((MARGIE VASSAR/MOTHER OF VICTIM: AND IT'S VERY HARD, BECAUSE ROGER WAS IN THE PROCESS OF GOING TO BUY LAND, AND NOW HE HAS A PLOT INSTEAD OF A LOT, SO IT'S VERY HARD.))
SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :00
SUPER=01-Margie Vassar/Victim's Mother; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=it's very hard.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Defense attorney Tom Blaylock says he's disappointed the judge gave Mize more than what the guidelines called for.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:33:52
IN Q=In essense

((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IN ESSENCE WHAT THE JUDGE HAS DONE TODAY HAS BASICALLY GIVEN HIM A LIFE SENTENCE WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DISAPPOINTED ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Defense Attorney; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=disappointed about.
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VO-NAT


Blaylock says it's likely he'll appeal the conviction.
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5-Drug-Conference


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=abo
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=mornin health check


It's "Everything You Wanted To Know About Drugs, But Were Afraid To Ask."
Hundreds of people came to the Roanoke seminar yesterday looking for answers.
Intern reporter Amy Bohutinsky reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Parents...
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Judge Philip Trompeter/RVDAAC Chairman; :21
SUPER=01-Dr. Harold Crossley/Conference Speaker; :50
SUPER=20-Amy Bohutinsky; 1:23
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=Amy Bohutinsky, News 7

((
Parents... educators... students... businesspeople... doctors... and government officials... they all came together to address concerns that affect all reaches of the community-- problems of drugs and alcohol.
The Roanoke Valley Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council was one of the sponsors of the conference.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:20:22
IN Q=It certainly is

((JUDGE PHILIP TROMPETER/RVDAAC CHAIRMAN: IT CERTAINLY IS OUR HOPE THAT IT WILL BE A BUILDING BLOCK TO PROVIDE OUR COMMUNITY WITH OTHER STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF PREVENTION, AS WELL AS TREATMENT, AS WELL AS ENFORCEMENT ISSUES))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=enforcement issues.


Maryland expert, Doctor Harold Crossley travels around the country speaking to communities about substance abuse.
He says though some drug use IS on the rise, the most widespread problem has not changed.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:39:27
IN Q=They estimate

((DR. HAROLD CROSSLEY/CONFERENCE SPEAKER:THEY ESTIMATE THAT ABOUT TEN-PERCENT OF THE POPULATION IS CHEMICALLY DEPENDANT, AND THAT'S ABOUT 26-MILLION PEOPLE, AND PROBABLY AT LEAST 16-MILLION OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE DEPENDANT ON ALCOHOL, SO ALCOHOL IS STILL OUR NUMBER-ONE PROBLEM))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=number-one problem.


Participants were urged to apply these lessons locally.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:25:47
IN Q=For the policy-makers

((JUDGE TROMPETER: FOR THE POLICY-MAKERS WHO ARE HERE, THE MORE THEY UNDERSTAND ABOUT THESE ISSUES, THE MORE THEY CAN DECIDE HOW OUR DOLLARS ARE GOING TO BE USED TO ADDRESS THE MULTITUDE OF PROBLEMS))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=problems


And if community education is the first step to treatment and prevention-- 250 people have just gained the knowledge to help.
Amy Bohutinsky, News 7.))
(Toss to BUMP)


P-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597=04
GRAPHIC=abed


A federal magistrate has set strict terms of release for Joe Abbott.
It could be blocked by a District Judge, but bond WAS set late yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Rod Abed was DENIED bond yesterday.
But the man the government says is the head of a Palestinian crime family in Roanoke could be out of jail today, if he can post 250-thousand dollars bond.
Another son- -who is NOT a suspect the racketeering case- -says it's simply UNtrue. There is no crime family.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:41:45
IN Q=We get up

((WE GET UP AND GO TO WORK EVERY MORNING JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, AND WE HAVE THIS PRESSURE ON US. IT'S GETTING UNBEARABLE. AND WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE MEDIA TO PLEASE TONE IT DOWN. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE ABED CRIME ORGANIZATION. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Abed/Joe Abbott's Son
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=crime organization.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995


The indictment charges Robert's brother, Rod, set TWO fires on 13th Street the same day.
Two people DIED in the second one... possibly because they might have seen who set the first fire.
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p-williams


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=williams


A Blacksburg woman was found guilty of driving under the influence in the fatal crash that killed a Virginia Tech student on campus.
Evelyn Williams' blood was not tested until six hours after the accident.
It took that long for officers to get a warrant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 11;


Twenty- year- old Dan Kelly and Ryane Simpson were walking with their backs to traffic on Virginia Tech's Southgate Drive.
The car Williams was driving hit them from behind.
Kelly died on impact.
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SOT
IN Q=

((RYANE SIMPSON/ACCIDENT SURVIVOR: ALL I REMEMBER IS I WAS THROWN, BEING PICKED UP, THROWN IN THE AIR AND THEN LANDING IN THE SNOW ALONGSIDE THE ROAD. THEN I ROLLED OVER AND I SAW DAN LAYING ABOUT 30 FEET FROM ME. ))
SUPER=01-Ryane Simpson/Accident Survivor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=30 feet from me.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


A state toxicologist used a measured rate to estimate blood alcohol level at the time of the accident...saying it was in the neighborhood of POINT One three...above the legal limit of point-oh-eight.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

((HON. THOMAS FRITH/MONTGOMERY CO. DIST. JUDGE: IT'S A REAL CLOSE SITUATION, THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU. BUT IN VIEW OF MR. CARPENTER'S TESTIMONY I DON'T FEEL I CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT CONVICT YOU OF DUI. ))
SUPER=01-Thomas Frith/Montgomery Co. District Court Judge;
RUNS=:10
out=you of DUI.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Judge Frith fined Williams 500 dollars and suspended a 30- day jail sentence.
Her license is suspended for a year, or until she completes an alcohol safety course.
The judge also certified an involuntary manslaughter charge to the Montgomery County grand jury.
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P-Georgia-Pacific


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=None


Georgia- Pacific's container-board mill in Big Island is in the middle of a one- week shutdown due to soft demand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Big Island/File Tape;


Close to 400 people work at the plant.
Nearly all of them have the week off without pay.
There is a handful of salaried, maintenance, and security employees still working.
The plant reopens Monday.
Georgia Pacific has closed several other facilities across the U-S for the same reason.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The last furlough at the Big Island plant took place in 19-95.

P-Allen-Ethics


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=ALLEN


Governor George Allen's tinkering with campaign ethics bills passed by this year's General Assembly.
The Governor says he will amend two bills.
One would require politicians to stop all fundraising during the annual legislative session.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Allen cites examples of lawmakers who ask lobbyists to buy tickets to fundraisers during the session.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape one 11:24:47
IN Q=I'm not

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M NOT SAYING THAT THAT IS ANY SORT OF A DEAL BEING MADE THERE BUT IT JUST ISN'T RIGHT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=isn't right.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Allen says Virginia has some of the weakest campaign laws in the nation...but in comparison to questions about the Clinton White House--
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:17:34
IN Q=I would

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WOULD NOT WANT TO SAY THAT THERE IS ANYTHING LIKE THAT GOING ON IN VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=Virginia.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The Governor's other amendments would require lawmakers to report gifts or entertainment donated to them with a value of 50-dollars or more.
Lawmakers had already passed a version with a 100-dollar reporting limit.

E-Rick-Mast


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


When teachers at Boiling Spring Elementary School in Alleghany County started their annual reading competition with a NASCAR theme, they expected the students to read about 70 thousand pages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


But the students had more horsepower then they thought, reading more than 400 thousand.
Their reward was a visit from NASCAR driver Rick Mast, who showed off his racing savvy by narrowly beating the school principal in a tricycle race.
Mast talked to the kids about the way racing is changing, and the importance of education.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT5:22:58
IN Q=It's a pretty exciting

((RICK MAST/NASCAR DRIVER; IT'S A PRETTY EXCITING BUSINESS TO BE IN RIGHT NOW, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU GET TO TALK TO KIDS AND TELL 'EM THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING IN SCHOOL AND ALL THAT, YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY, HERE'S THE DEAL, HERE'S WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO DO AND HERE'S THE PAYOFF FOR IT AN A LOT OF THESE GUYS UNDERSTAND THAT.))
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/NASCAR Driver;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=guys understand that
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VO-NAT


Mast also handed out awards and personally congratulated the winners of the reading competition.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In the N-B-A,
The Miami Heat came back from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat Golden State in overtime 93-to-91.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/113//Boston/100///j/New York/111//Philadelphia/100///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Toronto/99//Detroit/97////Indiana/95/j/Atlanta/107///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Golden
State/91/j/Miami/93//Overtime//Vancouver/72/j/Minnesota/95///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Cleveland/72/j/Charlotte/90///j/L.A.

Clippers/108//Sacramento/98///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Florida State/76//West Virginia/71////UNLV/73/j/Arkansas/86///;
RUNS=:35
OUT Q=....last score."

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