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7E-parole-reform


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
SS=virginia seal


New sentencing guidelines and the elimination of parole in Virginia is having a marked effect on jury trials.
Jury trials in the state have dropped by almost 60 percent.
Before the state abolished parole, five percent of all criminal cases were tried by jury.
That number is down to 2-point-2 percent.
Under the new sentencing guidelines, offenders must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.

7E-New-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Banking


A group of loosely affiliated banks in Virginia and North Carolina is staying away from the trend of consolidation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


While larger banks replace branches with more A-T-Ms, community banks like the Central National Bank in Lynchburg are opening new offices.
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SOT 00:53:26
IN Q=

((WORTH CARTER/CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK CEO: I HAVE A SLANG WAY OF SAYING IT, I CALL IT EYEBALL TO EYEBALL BANKING WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WORKING AND SERVING PEOPLE AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD AND AT HOURS THEY CAN GET TO THE BANK AT THEIR CONVENIENCE. NOT GOING THROUGH MACHINES OR TELEPHONES. JUST COMING AND DOING BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Worth Carter/Central National Bank CEO;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=with people.
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VO-NAT


C-E-O Worth Carter says he's simply giving customers a choice.
One of Central National's sister banks, the First National Bank of Rocky Mount, also opened a new location this week in Roanoke.
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7E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
SS=fire


A fire destroyed a Bedford County home yesterday,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


It started around 4-30 in the morning on route 7-55 in the Goodview section of the county.
Fire officials believe the blaze originated in a bedroom on the second floor.
They're not sure exactly what sparked the fire.
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SOT 06:40:06
IN Q=my wife woke

((JAMES WEEKS/NEIGHBOR: MY WIFE WOKE ME UP AND SAID SHE SMELLED SMOKE AND I GOT UP AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND THE HOUSE WAS FULLY INVOLVED. I'M ON THE CHAMBLISSBURG RESCUE SQUAD AND I IMMEDIATELY GOT ON THE RADIO AND RADIOED BEDFORD.))
SUPER=01-James Weeks/Neighbor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=RADIOED BEDFORD
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters say the construction of the house is partly to blame for the raging blaze.
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SOT 06:59:39
IN Q=number one they're

((BRIAN WEEKS/STEWARTSVILLE FIRE DEPT.; NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE A BALLOON CONSTRUCTION WITH NO FIRE STOPS AND THE HEAVY TIMBER CONSTRUCTION OF THESE OLDER HOMES IS LIKE LIGHTING A MATCH TO IT BASICALLY.))
SUPER=01-Brian Weeks/Stewartsville Fire Department;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=TO IT BASICALLY
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VO-NAT


The Darby family who lives there, was not home at the time.
No one was injured.
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7E-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=accident


Three people, including a baby had to be taken to the hospital last night following an accident in northwest Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The two vehicle accident happened at the intersection of 17th street and Orange Avenue.
Police say one of the drivers did not see the other car coming, pulled out in front of it and was hit.
Two adults and an infant were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on how serious their injuries are.
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7Fatal-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


And in Henry County,
A single car accident claimed the life of a Bassett woman.
Police say 18- year- old Misty Lee McGrady was NOT wearing her seat belt when she ran her car off route 57 and hit a tree.

7E-stabbing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


After being stabbed in the chest yesterday morning a 30- year- old Bedford County woman is out of the Intensive Care Unit this morning in Lynchburg General Hospital.
The Sheriff's Department says Pamela Jean Nelson was stabbed in the parking lot of the Greenstone Center in Forest.
Nelson is in stable condition.
Authorities say there were no witnesses...so far no charges have been filed, but authorities are following up on a lead.

7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Time now to check the Monday outlook--
A wind advisory is in effect today, with winds expected around 25 to 35 miles an hour.
Skies will be variably cloudy, with highs in the low 40s.
Continued windy tonight, with lows in the 30s.
Tomorrow will be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the upper 50s.
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SUPER=314-Wind Advisory/Variably Cloudy/42-46/Partly Cloudy/Wind NW

25-35/30-35;
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SUPER=130-27/Paul McKemy, Jr./Lexington;



SUPER=130-12/David McKee/Elliston;



SUPER=130-11/Ryan Turner/Radford;



SUPER=130-10/Leigh Ann Thompson/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-15/James D. Perdue, Jr./Staffordville;



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SUPER=130-17/Tracy Lynn Eagle/Amherst;



SUPER=130-68th/Pearl & Harvey Martin/Stanleytown;

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55E-New-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Banking


While many banks are choosing to consolidate, a group of loosely affiliated banks in Virginia and North Carolina is branching out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


While larger banks replace branches with more A-T-Ms, community banks like the Central National Bank in Lynchburg are opening new offices.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:53:26
IN Q=

((WORTH CARTER/CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK CEO: I HAVE A SLANG WAY OF SAYING IT, I CALL IT EYEBALL TO EYEBALL BANKING WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WORKING AND SERVING PEOPLE AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD AND AT HOURS THEY CAN GET TO THE BANK AT THEIR CONVENIENCE. NOT GOING THROUGH MACHINES OR TELEPHONES. JUST COMING AND DOING BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Worth Carter/Central National Bank CEO;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=with people.
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VO-NAT


C-E-O Worth Carter says he's simply giving customers a choice.
One of Central National's sister banks, the First National Bank of Rocky Mount, also opened a new location this week in Roanoke.
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55E-parole-reform


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
SS=virginia seal


Changes in virginia law concerning is also changing the face of jury duty in the commonwealth.
Jury trials have dropped by almost 60 percent.
The drop is tied to sentencing guidelines and the elimination of parole.
Before the state abolished parole, five percent of all criminal cases were tried by jury.
That number is down to 2-point-2 percent.
Under the new sentencing guidelines, offenders must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.

55E-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=accident


Three people were taken to the hospital last night following a two vehicle accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened at the intersection of 17th street and Orange Avenue.
Police say one of the drivers did not see the other car coming, pulled out in front of it and was hit.
Two adults and an infant were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on how serious their injuries are.
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55E-stabbing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A 30- year- old Bedford County woman is out of the Intensive Care Unit this morning in Lynchburg after being stabbed in the chest yesterday morning.
The Sheriff's Department says Pamela Jean Nelson was stabbed in the parking lot of the Greenstone Center in Forest.
Nelson is in stable condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Authorities say there were no witnesses...so far no charges have been filed, but authorities are following up on a lead.

55weather


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


Turning to weather--
Variably cloudy today, a wind advisory is in effect.
Temperatures will linger in the low to mid 40s.
Still windy tonight, with lows in the 30s.
Meanwhile, partly sunny and milder tomorrow, with highs in the upper 50s
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Wind Advisory/Variably Cloudy/42-46/Partly Cloudy/Wind NW

25-35/30-35;
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8suicide


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


A local Persian Gulf veteran was among the 39 members of the Heaven's Gate Cult who committed suicide.
Michael Sandoe served in the Army during Operation Desert Storm.
Sandoe was elected class president during his senior year at Abingdon High School.
Meanwhile, autopsies continue today for the other other mass suicide victims.

8E-Parole-Reform


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal


Fewer people are having to report for jury duty in the Commonwealth.
Jury trials have dropped by almost 60 percent.
The drop is tied to sentencing guidelines and the elimination of parole.
Before the state abolished parole, five percent of all criminal cases were tried by jury.
That number is down to 2-point-2 percent.
Under the new sentencing guidelines, offenders must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.

8E-New-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Banking


Consolidation may be the buzz word for business in the '90s--
But a group of loosely affiliated banks in Virginia and North Carolina is expanding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


While larger banks replace branches with more A-T-Ms, community banks like the Central National Bank in Lynchburg are opening new offices.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:53:26
IN Q=

((WORTH CARTER/CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK CEO: I HAVE A SLANG WAY OF SAYING IT, I CALL IT EYEBALL TO EYEBALL BANKING WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WORKING AND SERVING PEOPLE AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD AND AT HOURS THEY CAN GET TO THE BANK AT THEIR CONVENIENCE. NOT GOING THROUGH MACHINES OR TELEPHONES. JUST COMING AND DOING BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Worth Carter/Central National Bank CEO;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=with people.
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VO-NAT


C-E-O Worth Carter says he's simply giving customers a choice.
One of Central National's sister banks, the First National Bank of Rocky Mount, also opened a new location this week in Roanoke.
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8E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=dal
TAPE#97-06
GRAPHIC=Fire


An Easter morning fire demolished a home in Bedford county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


It started around 4-30 in the morning on route 7-55 in the Goodview section of the county.
Fire officials believe the blaze originated in a bedroom on the second floor.
They're not sure exactly what sparked the fire.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:40:06
IN Q=my wife woke

((JAMES WEEKS/NEIGHBOR: MY WIFE WOKE ME UP AND SAID SHE SMELLED SMOKE AND I GOT UP AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND THE HOUSE WAS FULLY INVOLVED. I'M ON THE CHAMBLISSBURG RESCUE SQUAD AND I IMMEDIATELY GOT ON THE RADIO AND RADIOED BEDFORD.))
SUPER=01-James Weeks/Neighbor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=RADIOED BEDFORD
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VO-NAT


Fire fighters say the construction of the house is partly to blame for the raging blaze.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:59:39
IN Q=number one they're

((BRIAN WEEKS/STEWARTSVILLE FIRE DEPT.; NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE A BALLOON CONSTRUCTION WITH NO FIRE STOPS AND THE HEAVY TIMBER CONSTRUCTION OF THESE OLDER HOMES IS LIKE LIGHTING A MATCH TO IT BASICALLY.))
SUPER=01-Brian Weeks/Stewartsville Fire Department;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=TO IT BASICALLY
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VO-NAT


The Darby family who lives there, was not home at the time.
No one was injured.
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8E-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Accident


A two- vehicle accident sent three people to the hospital last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened at the intersection of 17th street and Orange Avenue.
Police say one of the drivers did not see the other car coming, pulled out in front of it and was hit.
Two adults and an infant were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on how serious their injuries are.
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8Fatal-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


Another accident--
This one in Henry County, took the life of a Bassett woman.
Authorities say 18- year- old Misty Lee McGrady was NOT wearing her seat belt when she ran her car off route 57 and hit a tree.

8E-stabbing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A Bedford County woman is out of the Intensive Care Unit in Lynchburg after being stabbed in the chest yesterday morning.
The Sheriff's Department says Pamela Jean Nelson was stabbed in the parking lot of the Greenstone Center in Forest.
Authorities say there were no witnesses...so far no charges have been filed.

8weather


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


Let's take a look at today's forecast--
A Wind Advisory is in effect, with 50- mile- an- hour gusts in some places.
Skies will be variably cloudy, with temperatures in the low 40s.
Continued windy tonight, with lows in the 30s.
Tomorrow looks partly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.
SUPER=X5000; set dissolve
SUPER=314-Wind Advisory/Variably Cloudy/42-46/Partly Cloudy/Wind NW

SUPER=#555; reset 25-35/30-35;