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7P-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=standoff


A standoff in Old Southwest ended peacefully last night thanks to successful negotiations.
Police were prepared for the worst, but the situation was resolved quietly after Ernie J. Henderson was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke police surrounded the home in the 500 block of Elm Avenue after receiving a report that shots had been fired.
Members of the police tactical unit were called in, while a negotiator spoke with Henderson by phone.
Ultimately, officers persuaded him to surrender. He walked out the back door and was taken into custody without incident.
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7philip-morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-12)
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


A recent 20-thousand dollar contribution from Phillip Morris to attorney General Jim Gilmore is raising a few eyebrows.
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SUPER=@File;


That's because soon after he took the donation, the Republican candidate for governor told reporters he had NO plans to withdraw Virginia's friend of the court brief on behalf of tobacco companies against the F-D-A regulations on teen smoking.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I THINK THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FACES A SERIOUS CONFLICT OF INTEREST RIGHT NOW. ON THE ONE HAND HE'S ACCEPTING SERIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS INDUSTRY. ON THE OTHER HAND, HE HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENFORCE OUR LAWS AND PROTECT OUR CHILDREN.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Opponent Democrat Don Beyer picked up 12-thousand dollars himself from Philip Morris last year.
And his prospective running mate L-F Payne picked up a 10-thousand dollar donation.
Governor Allen admits GILMORE'S donation didn't come at the best time.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT....DISCLOSED. WHICH MEANS EVERYONE CAN HAVE ALL THEIR POT SHOTS AND COMMENTS ABOUT IT.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Gilmore was unavailable for comment yesterday.

7E-Long


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A D-U-I Charge has been dismissed against former Radford firefighter Tommy Long after a lab lost the results of his blood test.
Long was charged with driving under the influence of drugs when he ran a fire truck into a parked police car.
Special prosecutors Gino Williams expects to reinstate the charge if and when the report turns up.
Long requested the independent analysis.
A STATE lab test revealed what a toxicologist described as an unusually high level of a prescription medication in Long's blood.

7S-Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=none


The Franklin County animal breeder who lost her pets on charges of neglect is in trouble with the authorities again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./March 11;


Just a few weeks after a judge said Valery Green could no longer own any pets, animal control officers found a puppy inside a fenced in portion of her property.
SUPER=04-January;


Green lost custody of her 120 dogs and cats after a Franklin County judge ruled she mistreated them.
Authorities have issued a "show- cause" warrant against her and she's scheduled to appear in court April 8th.
If Green is found in contempt... she could face a stiff fine, or jail time.
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7E-Forest-Folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


A surveillance camera video aired on local television helped Bedford County authorities nab a robbery suspect yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


19- year- old Chad Michael Pedro (PEH-drow) is charged with holding up the Quik-E food store in Forest early Wednesday.
A tape of the robbery was broadcast on local t-v, including W-D-B-J.
Someone who knew (PEH-drow) Pedro recognized his voice and clothing.
Detectives arrested the teen at his girlfriend's home in Lynchburg.
He reportedly has confessed to the crime.
Pedro is charged with robbery.
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7weather


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


Time to check the Good Friday forecast--
Increasing clouds today, with mild highs around 70.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in the lower 50s.
Showers early tomorrow, then turning partly sunny.
Highs reaching the mid 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS-SUNDAY 3/30 & MONDAY 3/31
SUNDAY:
SUPER=130-/59/Clearance Davis;



SUPER=130-77/Shelba and Elba Cox/Willis;



SUPER=130-30/Dee Dee Newell/Lexington;



SUPER=130-35/Dale Whitlock/Christiansburg;


MONDAY:
SUPER=130-10/Felicia Graves/Long Island;



SUPER=130-1/Rebecca Sue Riley/Goshen;



SUPER=130-68/Doris Corvin/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Billy Wayne Brady/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Stan Morefield/Floyd;



SUPER=130-72/Opal Brady/Danville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-52nd/Opal & Homer Brady/Danville;



(NO PICTURES)



SUPER=130-/15/Casey Hammer;



SUPER=130-/63/Lacy Roberts;



SUPER=130-/Molly Jones/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-/Mike Perdue/Hardy;



SUPER=130-/28/Andria Walker;



SUPER=130-/Jimmy Wheaton/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-41/Everett Gusler/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Winfred Dooley/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Kevin Bonds/Roanoke;

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55E-Rke-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Standoff


A police standoff ended peacefully last night in southwest Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police surrounded the home in the 500 block of Elm Avenue and diverted traffic, after receiving a report that shots had been fired.
A negotiator spoke with Ernie J. Henderson by phone, and ultimately persuaded him to surrender.
The stand- off ended about an hour after it began when Henderson walked out the back door of the house and was taken into custody.
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55E-Sex-Offenders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer says he wants to make sure Virginians when sex offenders move into their communities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Beyer has won "two strikes and you're out" laws and a sex offender registry in Virginia in recent years.
But yesterday he proposed a three level procedure that mandates that sex offenders be introduced to the twon they're moving into at a public meeting.
He says he's NOT worried things will get ugly.
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SUPER=@Beyer1;
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VO-NAT


The American Civil Liberties Union calls it a novel idea that fits into a new trend of "public shaming."
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SOT 11:53:14
IN Q=Everyone

((KENT WILLIS/VA ACLU: EVERYONE CARES ABOUT FAMILIES...IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
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VO-NAT


Beyer says the average repeat child molester has victimized 117 children.
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55E-DSM-Layoffs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


A Wytheville company is reorganizing in an attempt to become more competitive.
But it means 50 people will lose their jobs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/File Tape;


D-S-M Engineering Plastics Products used to be called Polymer Corporation- Now it's phasing out several product lines.
It's also shifting some of its manufacturing between its plants in Wytheville and Reading, Pennsylvania.
The layoffs will take effect throughout the second half of the year.
D-S-M currently employs about 130 people in Wytheville.
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55weather


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


Turning to weather--
Increasing clouds on this Good Friday.
Temperatures will be rather mild, around 70.
Cloudy, with the chance of showers tonight.
Lows in the 50s.
Some early showers, then partly sunny tomorrow with highs in the mid 60s.
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8E-Rke-Standoff


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


A peaceful end to a tense standoff in Roanoke last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police surrounded a home in the 500 block of Elm Avenue and diverted traffic, after receiving a report that shots had been fired.
A negotiator spoke with Ernie J. Henderson by phone, and ultimately persuaded him to surrender.
The stand- off ended about an hour after it began when Henderson walked out the back door of the house and was taken into custody.
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8E-Sex-Offenders


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


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer believes you should know who your neighbors are-- especially when they're sex offenders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Beyer has won "two strikes and you're out" laws and a sex offender registry in Virginia in recent years.
But yesterday, on a school playground, he proposed a three level procedure that mandates that some convicted rapists and molesters be introduced to the town they're moving into at a public meeting.
He says he's NOT worried things will get ugly.
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SUPER=@Beyer1;
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VO-NAT


The American Civil Liberties Union calls it a novel idea that fits into a new trend of "public shaming."
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SOT 11:53:14
IN Q=Everyone

((KENT WILLIS/VA ACLU: EVERYONE CARES ABOUT FAMILIES...IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=first place.
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VO-NAT


Beyer says the average repeat child molester has victimized 117 children.
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8E-DSM-Layoffs


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


Re-organizing at a Wytheville company will leave 50 people without jobs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/File Tape;


D-S-M Engineering Plastics Products used to be called Polymer Corporation- Now it's phasing out several product lines.
It's also shifting some of its manufacturing between its plants in Wytheville and Reading, Pennsylvania.
The layoffs will take effect throughout the second half of the year.
D-S-M currently employs about 130 people in Wytheville.
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8S-Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=none


She lost custody of more than 100 dogs and cats-- now a Franklin county breeder is in trouble for owning another pet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./March 11;


Just a few weeks after a judge said Valery Green could no longer own any pets, animal control officers found a puppy inside a fenced in portion of her property.
SUPER=04-January;


Green lost custody of her 120 animals after a Franklin County judge ruled she mistreated them.
Authorities have issued a "show- cause" warrant against her and she's scheduled to appear in court April 8th.
If Green is found in contempt... she could face a stiff fine, or jail time.
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8E-State-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Education


It appears Virginia's students are buckling down--
An annual report card just released showed public school students have improved on nearly half of 46 performance indicators.
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SOT 08:05:47
IN Q=There's some

((RICHARD LAPOINTE/VA. SUPERINTENDENT FOR PUB. INSTRUCTION: THERE'S SOME NICE MOVEMENT. I BELIEVE THE MORE RIGOROUS STANDARDS THE BOARD IS MOVING TOWARD WILL TAKE US TO AN EVEN HIGHER PLATEAU.))
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RUNS=:11
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VO-NAT


More students are taking algebra before 9th grade, and more are receiving advanced studies diplomas.
Last year, Virginia students showed NO improvement on nearly two-thirds of the indicators.
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8weather


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


Let's look now at what today's forecast holds--
Increasing clouds on this Good Friday, with highs near 70.
We could see some showers by tonight, with lows in the lower 50s.
Rain ending early tomorrow, with partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s.
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