06:00-01

2-standoff

ANCHOR=kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=standoff


A mother and daughter were shot to death last night in Roanoke.
Then, the suspect in the shootings held police officers at bay for an hour and a half.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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After 10 last night, Police responded to reports of gunfire at the EAST CARU apartment complex off Melrose Avenue.
23 year old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey were both found shot to death.
THIS man, 23 year old Miguel Angel Ortiz was Sharon's ex-boyfriend, and was a suspect in the shootings.
Tactical units surrounded Ortiz, and tried to convince him to lay down his weapon,
But he only wanted one question answered...
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Authorities wouldn't answer. "MIKE" threatened to take his own life, and demanded to see his mother.
She was escorted to the scene, and tried to talk her son into surrendering to Police.
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Her efforts were unsuccessful, and then the situation came to a boil.
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Police fired a single shot, and the suspect was taken to the hospital with a wound to the stomach area.
Af news 7))

E-Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Brush Fire


A large brush fire did considerable damage to a popular local hiking spot.
Continued, but diminishing winds fanned fears at the U-S Forest Service that local crews may not be able to keep it from starting again.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dean Kelley/Firefighter; :09 very quick
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Even with the fire contained, crews must still babysit 80- plus acres of scorched national forest along the Roanoke County/Craig County line.
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((Just check, check, and check again? DEAN KELLEY/FIREFIGHTER: YEAH, A LOT OF CHECKING.))
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While the damage done to the popular Dragon's Tooth trail is a big loss for hikers, the U-S Forest Service says it could have been worse.
There was no loss of life or property, and the fire serves as a warning that the spring forest fire season is here.
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((DAVID OLSON/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: DEFINITELY ADHERE TO THE STATE BURNING LAWS, WHICH WOULD BE NO FIRES PRIOR TO FOUR O'CLOCK.))
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((Investigators have nailed down what they believe to be the origination of this forest fire. It was this campsite here, not even a mile from route 311. And now their job is to try to figure out who may have been careless.))
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((OLSON: IT DOES APPEAR TO BE A CASE OF NEGLIGENCE WHERE THERE WAS A CAMPFIRE THAT WAS LEFT BURNING OR ABANDONED.))
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The Forest Service says investigators have leads on who was around when the fire started.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Snow


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


For Colorado residents, April Fool's Day is not over yet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Look at what they're waking up to-- Several inches of snow are expected to fall in the Denver area, with nearly a foot forecasted in the higher elevations.
The outlook is good for school children, with the possibility that some schools may close due to the weather.
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E-Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


Attorney General Jim Gilmore says he won't give waiters a pay raise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Gilmore's finally issued a legal opinion on how last October's minimum wage increase affects Virginia's "tipped workers."
Gilmore says they will stay at four-25 an hour, where the federal law froze them when it upped other workers' wages to four-75 an hour.
And that four-25 can include tips... making the actual paid wage from the employer much lower.
The opinion's good news for restaurant owners.
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2-Roanoke-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=standoff


A possible double murder and ensuing standoff ended last night with a single gun shot.
Police found a mother and daughter shot to death a northwest Roanoke apartment complex.
The suspect ending up holding police officers at bay for an hour- and- a- half.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Authorities responded to a gunfire call at East Caru apartments off Melrose avenue.
That's when they found 23- year- old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey fatally shot.
The suspect, 23- year- old Miguel Angel (Orteez) Ortiz was Sharon Casey's ex- boyfriend.
Ortiz threatened suicide, before he was overcome by police.
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VO-NAT


Police fired a single shot, and Ortiz was taken to the hospital with a stomach wound.
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E-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving


Tests show both drivers in a fatal January car crash were legally intoxicated.
But the Montgomery County prosecutor says there's no evidence to support the claims of the defendant's family that they both may have been at fault.
Scotty Chaffin was convicted of D-U-I and is awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday; :00
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 23; :06
SUPER=01-Missy Chaffin/Scotty Chaffin's Wife; :19
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :32 QUICK
SUPER=01-Max Jenkins/Chaffin's Lawyer; :43
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(( Scotty Chaffin's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he crashed into the car 27 year- old Steve Burton was driving the night of January 23rd.
Chaffin, a 23 year- old father of two sustained cuts and bruises, and according to his wife, a troubled conscience about the crash.
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((MISSY CHAFFIN/SCOTTY CHAFFIN'S WIFE: THIS IS A BAD THING THAT HAPPENED AND WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THE OTHER FAMILY. BUT SCOTTY'S NOT A MONSTER, HE'S STILL A GOOD GUY. ))
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Missy Chaffin says Scotty can't remember how the wreck happened.
And the fact that Burton, the other driver had a blood alcohol level of .10 has her and Scotty's lawyer wondering if there's more to the story.
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((MAX JENKINS/CHAFFIN'S LAWYER: FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND FROM THE EXPERTS THAT WILL AFFECT ONE'S JUDGEMENT, IT WILL AFFECT ONE'S ABILITY TO OPERATE AN AUTOMOBILE. IT'S A FACTOR I THINK THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. ))
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But prosecutor Phil Keith says the crash was fully investigated, and the evidence is clear it was a direct result of Chaffin, intoxicated, crossing the center line.
After the wreck Chaffin's family says he steered clear of alcohol, and had drank only some non-alcoholic beer when he was AGAIN charged with D-U-I two months later.
But a police report states Chaffin smelled strongly of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

E-Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Welfare Reform


Local charities are getting tapped out as welfare reform continues to take hold across Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


At Bedford Christian Ministries, the all- volunteer staff provides food, clothes and emergency financial assistance to those who need it.
They're seeing an increase in the number of former welfare recipients who are not quite self-sufficient.
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((JAMES KNAP/BEDFORD CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES: ALTHOUGH THEY MAY NOT NEED MORE, THEY DON'T NEED LESS, YET. UNTIL THE BOOTSTRAPS PULL THEM UP AND THEY'RE REALLY IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE TOTALLY SELF-SUPPORTING OR SELF- SUPPORTING WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE PROGRAM.))
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VO-NAT


Knap says his organization needs more volunteers, money and food to continue meeting the needs of the community.
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P-AEP


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=AEP


The power to chose your electric company could be on the horizon.
American Electric Power has filed a report with the State Corporation Commission examining de-regulation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At this point A-E-P officials are viewing competition as a good thing... both for the company and its customers.
But they say it's still too early to tell how de-regulation might affect individual electric bills.
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((BARRY THOMAS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: BEING ABLE TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MARKET FORCES AND COMPETITION WILL SET PRICES FOR THE FUTURE... CERTAINLY WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT... BUT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW AT THIS TIME. ))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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The S-C-C is expected to submit a rough draft of the de-regulatory process during the next legislative session.

Roanoke-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=standoff


A mother and daughter were shot to death last night at a northwest Roanoke apartment complex.
But that was not the end of the ordeal--
The suspect ending up holding police officers at bay for an hour- and- a- half.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Authorities responded to a gunfire call at East Caru apartments off Melrose avenue.
That's when they found 23- year- old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey fatally shot.
The suspect, 23- year- old Miguel Angel (Orteez) Ortiz was Sharon Casey's ex- boyfriend.
Ortiz threatened suicide, before he was overcome by police.
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Police fired a single shot, and Ortiz was taken to the hospital with a stomach wound.
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Strawberries


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


New cases of Hepatitis- A are popping up.
The outbreak is believed to come from tainted strawberries.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


As many as nine- thousand Los Angeles children and adults may have been exposed to the virus through strawberry fruit desserts in school lunches.
The berries were processed by a California company-- then distributed to 17 states by the U-S Department of Agriculture.
The department has NOT provided a complete list of those states.
So far, Michigan is the only state with 128 confirmed cases of the illness linked to the fruit.
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OK-Bombing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mcveigh


Jury selection is still moving along slowly in the trial of Timothy McVeigh.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Only 12 prospective jurors have been fully screened for the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
A 13th will come back for more questions this morning.
One candidate originally said he was angry right after the bombing-- but has cooled off since then.
Earlier, a middle- aged woman said McVeigh looks like a "nice kid"-- but said she could still vote for the death penalty if necessary.
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Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 597-18/net-e)
GRAPHIC=brushfire


Calmer winds have CALMED fears that a small brush fire along the Craig-Roanoke County line will spread.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co.;


Some isolated gusts yesterday did prompt small patches of flames to re-appear.
But the U-S Forest Service considers the fire contained.
Last night firefighters were trying to wrap up the tedious process of getting rid of hot spots on the forest floor.
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((DEAN KELLEY/FIREFIGHTER: WE'VE BEEN DOING A LITTLE MOP UP WORK ABOUT 50 TO 100 FEET IN, ANYTHING STILL BURNING, OR PUTTING OUT ANY FLAMES OR ANYTHING. BASICALLY PATROLLING THIS LINE BECAUSE WE GOT A LOT OF UNBURNED FUEL IN THIS AREA.))
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VO-NAT


The Forest Service estimates anywhere from 80 to one-hundred acres of national forest suffered what's described as "surface burn".
The fire began Monday near a popular hiking spot called "Dragon's Tooth".
The blaze did not cause any major injuries, and there are no reports of any property damage.
Investigators believe a campfire started it all.
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E-federal-budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Roanoke College students last night took on the task of balancing the federal budget.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The exercise was sponsored by the Concord coalition, which is a grass roots organization concerned about the growing national debt.
Former Congressmen Jim Olin is a member.
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((JIM OLIN/CONCORD COALITION: WE'RE TRYING TO SEE IF WE CAN'T GET THE GENERAL VOTERS TO UNDERSTAND THIS SITUATION, AND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
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VO-NAT


The students teamed up with faculty in an effort to trim 700 million dollars from the budget by the year 2002.
The students DID balance the budget. Mostly by cutting entitlement programs and raising taxes.
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((TOM POWELL/STUDENT: WE'D SAID THE HEAD START, WE'D RATHER CUT THAT, SO AS CONGRESSMEN, WE'D RATHER GET REELECTED AS WELL. )) ((KARL JANSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE STUDENT: IT'S HARD TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM, SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING, BUT YOU KNOW CAN'T BE REELECTED AND THAT'S USUALLY THE THING THAT DOES IT. NOT WORK OUT. ))
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SUPER=01-Karl Janson/Roanoke College Student; :09
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VO-NAT


The Concord Coalition says young people should learn about the deficit now-- because they will be paying the bills later.
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standoff


ANCHOR=kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=standoff


A mother and daughter were shot to death last night in Roanoke.
Then, the suspect in the shootings held police officers at bay for an hour and a half.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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After 10 last night, Police responded to reports of gunfire at the EAST CARU apartment complex off Melrose Avenue.
23 year old Sharon Casey and her mother Deborah Casey were both found shot to death.
THIS man, 23 year old Miguel Angel Ortiz was Sharon's ex-boyfriend, and was a suspect in the shootings.
Tactical units surrounded Ortiz, and tried to convince him to lay down his weapon,
But he only wanted one question answered...
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Authorities wouldn't answer. "MIKE" threatened to take his own life, and demanded to see his mother.
She was escorted to the scene, and tried to talk her son into surrendering to Police.
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Her efforts were unsuccessful, and then the situation came to a boil.
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Police fired a single shot, and the suspect was taken to the hospital with a wound to the stomach area.
Af news 7))

P-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-09
SS=drunk driving


Both the victim and the defendant in a fatal alcohol-related crash show blood alcohol levels beyond the legal limit.
Scotty Chaffin's family wants more investigation.
A Montgomery County judge convicted Chaffin of driving under the influence, Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday;


The 23- year- old father of two is still awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 27- year- old Steve Burton.
Chaffin's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of
point-oh-eightSUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 23; three hours after the

January 23rd crash.
But Burton also tested above the limit, at point one-oh.
Chaffin's wife believes her husband may be taking the fall for something for which he may not have been fully to blame.
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((MISSY CHAFFIN/SCOTTY CHAFFIN'S WIFE: NOBODY SEEN THE ACCIDENT SO NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED. BUT SEE, I WOULD SAY THAT SCOTTY WAS NOT ALL AT FAULT FOR THIS, BECAUSE IF EITHER ONE OF THEM HADN'T OF BEEN DRINKING IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Keith says the crash was thoroughly investigated, and the evidence is clear that Chaffin crossed the center line into Burton's lane.

E-DMV


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Speed's NOT usually something the Department of Motor Vehicle's encourages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But lengthy waits at the D-M-V could soon be 30 seconds shorter per customer thanks to a new 20-million dollar computer system.
D-M-V signed a contract yesterday to expand the 15-year old system.
Among the innovations: scannable bar codes on department paperwork.
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((RICHARD HOLCOMB/DMV COMMISSIONER: WHEN YOU ARE CALLED TO THE SPECIFIC WINDOW, YOUR INFORMATION WILL ALREADY BE IN FRONT OF THAT CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. THAT COULD SAVE A GOOD 20 TO 30 SECONDS PER TRANSACTION. AND CERTAINLY THAT ADDS UP WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE 31- THOUSAND CUSTOMERS ON A DAILY BASIS THAT WE SERVE.))
SUPER=01-Richard Holcomb/DMV Commissioner; :08 INTO BITE!!!
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VO-NAT


All 81 D-M-V branch offices will have the new systems by late next year.
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P-L'burg-Registrar


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Former voter registrars in Lynchburg are going to court.
They say they lost their jobs because of political reasons.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


Inez (IN-ez) Sales and Debra Miller served under former registrar Linda Arnold, who was ousted in March of 19-95 by the city's Republican- controlled electoral board.
Arnold, who is a Democrat, sued the board, claiming she was fired purely for political reasons, which is illegal in Virginia.
She won a 300- thousand dollar settlement after agreeing not to seek re- instatement.
But now Arnold's two assistants are suing for 300- thousand dollars each, AND they want their jobs back.
The case got underway yesterday in U-S District Court in Lynchburg.
It's expected to last through Friday.
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