06:00-01

E-Hillsville-Standoff

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=standoff


Police escorting a woman back from a custody hearing came under fire when the woman's husband went on a rampage, killing his wife, their daughter, and finally himself.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=nat of gunshots
SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00
SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;:29
SUPER=@Tracy1; :40
SUPER=01-Shirley Walls/Audrey Dalton's Sister; :53
SUPER=01-Billy Walls/Daltons' Brother-in-Law; 1:17
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
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((SOT
IN Q=nat of gunshots (the first teargas shots)
RUNS=:04


Two hours into the standoff, police fire teargas into the trailer.
Still no sound from 37 year- old Donnie Ray Dalton.
A short time later, they recovered the body of his wife, 36 year-old Audrey Dalton.
Police had escorted her to the trailer to collect some belongings.
They found it quiet and assumed Donnie Ray had done what he was told, to stay away till 6pm.
As Audrey approached, gunshots rang out.
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SOT 3:24:56

((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: I WAS WALKING BACK FROM THE TRAILER AND I GOT WITHIN ABOUT THREE FEET OF HER AND THAT'S WHEN HE STARTED FIRING. SHE GOT HIT IN THE FACE SEVERAL TIMES. ))
RUNS=:11

suAs the gunfire erupted, Audrey's companions pulled her 16 year- old daughter, who had been hit in the chest and stomach behind this van. They crouched there until police were able to escort them to safety.
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SOT 3:24:56

((SHIRLEY WALLS/AUDREY DALTON'S SISTER: MY SISTER, SHE WAS LAYING, I LOOKED DOWN, SHE WAS LAYING THERE BLEEDING AND THEY HOLLERED TO RUN, TO GET BEHIND SOMETHING AND THAT'S WHAT WE DID. ))
RUNS=:11


Walls says Audrey and her two daughters had been at a women's shelter since she left her husband a couple of weeks ago.
She had left and returned before, but decided this time it was over.
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SOT 1:23:31

((BILLY WALLS/DALTON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: AND THIS TIME SHE JUST DECIDED TO GET OUT BEFORE HE KILLED HER BECAUSE HE PUT A GUN TO HER HEAD BEFORE SHE LEFT THIS LAST TIME AND COCKED IT AND SAID HE'D KILL HER AND HIMSELF TOO BEFORE HE LET HER GO. ))
RUNS=:11
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SOT 2:36:48 NAT, TEARGAS AT DOOR
RUNS=:05


Dalton was true to his word.
Police found him dead inside the trailer. His daughter died during surgery.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Sword-Standoff


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


Across the country, a more peaceful ending to a standoff--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


A Seattle man threatening people with a Samurai- style sword kept police busy for 11- hours.
When negotiations failed, authorities fired rubber bullets and high- powered fire hoses before they could finally bring him under control.
The man's family says he's been a patient at a local mental hospital, and is usually fine-- as long as he takes his prescribed medication.
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E-Riverside-Fall


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Bedford County woman was taken to the hospital after being forced off a railroad trestle and into the James River yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


22- year- old Amanda Shackelford and 23- year- old Gabriel Forest were walking across the trestle when a Norfolk Southern train approached.
Forest was able to make it to safety but witnesses say Shackelford tripped and fell about eighty feet into the water.
She suffered multiple injuries and is in fair condition this morning at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Amherst County authorities are investigating.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#net(edit of 597-07)
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


In the same day Attorney General James Gilmore raised one million dollars-
he also announced he'll be losing a source of income.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Norfolk;


Gilmore yesterday said he'll resign June 11th to devote all of his time to his campaign for governor, and to avoid the appearance of a possible conflict of interest.
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sot tape one 12:07:54
IN Q=I will resign

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: I WILL RESIGN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA ON JUNE 11TH.))
SOT 12:08:26

((GILMORE: TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THAT OFFICE, THAT OFFICE DESERVES NO LESS. AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA DESERVE NO LESS THAN A FULL-TIME CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1; :04
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=governor of virginia
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VO-NAT


Gilmore's decision is not a first--previous Virginia attorneys general who have run for governor have also resigned.
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2-Hillsville-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of 597-19)
GRAPHIC=standoff


A double murder-suicide, took the life of a Hillsville couple and their 16- year- old-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;

.. after a domestic dispute turned into a standoff with police.
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SOT 18:03:07
IN Q=She finally

((SHE FINALLY LEFT, GONNA GET A DIVORCE. SHE WENT TO COURT TODAY AND SHE CAME OUT FOR HER STUFF. I WAS AT WORK AND THEY SAID SHOTS WERE FIRED. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=was fired.
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VO-NAT


The situation erupted yesterday afternoon on Reynolds Avenue in Hillsville.
Police escorted 36- year- old Audrey Dalton to her home, and checked the trailer before she went in.
Finding that all was quiet, Dalton approached, and was gunned down in the yard.
Her 16- year- old daughter Andrea was hit twice, and died during surgery.
Police Chief Kenny Sharpe fired one round, yelled for Audrey's companions to get down, then dove for cover.
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SOT 3:25:58
IN Q=

((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE JUMPED OVER THE BANK AND WAITED TO SEE IF HE WAS GONNA FIRE AT US ANYMORE AND STILL NOTHING, AND THEN ABOUT TWO MINUTES I HEARD A POP. ))
SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I heard a pop.
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VO-NAT


Sharpe believes that's when 37- year- old Donnie Ray Dalton took his own life.
But with no way to be certain, police gave Dalton about two hours to come out, at times firing teargas into the trailer.
Family members say Dalton had been abusive, and was especially distraught over the outcome of a custody hearing yesterday.
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SOT 1:23:15
IN Q=

((BILLY WALLS/DALTON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: IT HADN'T BEEN TOO LONG AGO HE JUST ABOUT BEAT HER TO DEATH DOWN HERE, AND IT'S JUST BEEN ADDING UP. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Walls/Dalton's Brother-in-Law;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=been adding up.
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VO-NAT


The Dalton's other daughter, a 14 year- old, escaped without injury.
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E-Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Brush Fire


Firefighters continued work throughout the night in an effort to contain what's left of a string of brush fires from earlier in the day.
More than a dozen blazes from Moneta to Piney Mountain were apparently sparked from a passing Norfolk Southern train.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=From the
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Virginia Dept. of Forestry; :19
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :40
SUPER=@Scott2; :48
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7


((From the old Roanoke Valley Landfill... it was easy to see that firefighters had their work cut out for them.
From that location alone 7 brush fires were visible... and more than a half dozen others were burning.
But by nightfall just 2 remained.
This was the worst one-- just off of Harmond Road near Hardy.
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SOT 8:32:11
IN Q=What was

((CHRIS THOMSEN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: THE PEOPLE FROM THE COUNTY, STATE THEY'VE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB TRYING TO COORDINATE THIS THING. WE'VE HAD NO INJURIES.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=no injuries


And although more than a hundred acres were torched... there was barely any structural damage to speak of.
There were a couple of homes that were threatened by flames... but none were lost.
As for the cause of these fires... forestry officials point the finger of blame at Norfolk Southern.
The trail of fire followed the railroad tracks... leading most to believe that some sort of mechanical malfunction... either the brakes or the smoke stack... sparked the flames.
Apparently, this is the third time in the past week something like this has happened-- just not to this extent.
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SOT 8:31:50
IN Q=They'll need

((THOMSEN: THEY'LL NEED TO CHECK THEIR TRAINS. SEE WHAT ARE THE CAUSING FACTORS AND CLEARING THE RIGHT OF WAY. THE RIGHT OF WAY NEEDS TO BE CLEAR OF FLAMABLE MATERIAL TO CURTAIL THESE EPISODES IN THE FUTURE. ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in the future


As of this time, Norfolk Southern has not commented on these brush fires... however Thomsen says they've assisted in the fire- fighting effort.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

E-Edison


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The Hokie football program will have to find a new tight end- starter- after yet another Virginia Tech player has a run in with the law.
Blacksburg police have charged 20- year- old Pedro Edison with two counts of destruction of property and resisting arrest.
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VO-NAT


Edison allegedly kicked in a car window at University Terrace apartments.
Police say they had to use pepper spray to subdue Edison after he resisted arrest.
They say he also kicked the window out of a police cruiser while sitting in the back seat.
Edison was already due to serve two months in jail this summer for a fatal car accident in Staunton last year.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


Athletic director Dave Braine said in a release that such behavior will not be condoned.

H'ville-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of 597-19)
GRAPHIC=murder


A domestic dispute in Hillsville turned deadly yesterday following a custody hearing.
A couple and their 16 -year- old daughter are dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Police say they escorted 36- year- old Audrey Dalton to her home, and checked the trailer before she went in.
Finding that all was quiet, Dalton approached, but she was gunned down in the yard.
Her 16- year- old daughter Andrea was hit twice, and died during surgery.
Police Chief Kenny Sharpe fired one round, yelled for Audrey's companions to get down, then dove for cover.
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SOT 3:25:58
IN Q=

((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE JUMPED OVER THE BANK AND WAITED TO SEE IF HE WAS GONNA FIRE AT US ANYMORE AND STILL NOTHING, AND THEN ABOUT TWO MINUTES I HEARD A POP. ))
SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I heard a pop.
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VO-NAT


Sharpe believes that's when 37- year- old Donnie Ray Dalton took his own life.
But with no way to be certain, police gave Dalton about two hours to come out, at times firing teargas into the trailer.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The Dalton's other daughter, a 14 year- old, escaped without injury.

Seattle-Sword


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


Meanwhile, a Seattle man held an 11- hour standoff with police by refusing to hand over his Samurai- style sword.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


Authorities fired rubber bullets, and sprayed a high- powered fire hose in efforts to subdue Anthony James Allison.
The fire hose turned out to be mightier than the sword-- even though officers had to wrestle the blade from Allison's hands.
His family says Allison was released from a mental hospital about a year ago, and is considered safe as long as he takes his medication.
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Van-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Six Tennessee prisoners were killed yesterday when a van they were riding in burst into flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dixon, TN;


The van was travelling on Interstate 40 when its drive shaft broke and pierced the fuel tank.
There was no chance for the inmates to escape the blaze--
They were handcuffed and shackled in the back of the truck, sitting inside a locked cage.
Officials say a fire extinguisher was on board, but the guards could not
reach it because of the heat and fire. (----------------)


P-Riverside-Fall


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


A Bedford County woman is in fair condition this morning after falling off a train trestle into the James River yesterday afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


It happened on the railroad bridge between Amherst County and Lynchburg.
22- year- old Amanda Shackelford and 23- year- old Gabriel Forest were walking across the trestle when a southbound Norfolk Southern train approached.
Witnesses say the two tried to outrun the train but Shackelford tripped and fell about 80-feet into the river.
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P-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore set out to make a million dollars yesterday-- and Virginia fundraising history.
But he also made a big decision.
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sot tape one 12:07:54
IN Q=I will resign

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: I WILL RESIGN THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA ON JUNE 11TH.))
SOT 12:08:26

((GILMORE: TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THAT OFFICE, THAT OFFICE DESERVES NO LESS. AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA DESERVE NO LESS THAN A FULL-TIME CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.))
SOT TAPE TWO 12:55:11

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S A BRAVE DECISION. IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION. PERSONALLY THOUGH, I WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW HE'S BEEN SUCH A GOOD ALLY AND TRUSTED FRIEND, I'LL MISS HIM.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1; :04
SUPER=@Allen; :18
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=miss him.
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VO-NAT


But Gilmore's giving his boss two months' notice.
He won't give up his 97-thousand dollar a year post until the day after he's nominated for governor.
So as Attorney General, he tripped around the state yesterday with former Vice-President Dan Quayle on a fundraiser tour his staff called the "million dollar day."
A picture with the big wigs and a place at the table cost one thousand dollars per person.
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Hillsville-Standoff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net (edit of 597-19)
GRAPHIC=standoff


A Hillsville couple and their 16- year- old daughter are dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;

.. after a domestic dispute turns into a standoff with police.
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SOT 18:03:07
IN Q=She finally

((SHE FINALLY LEFT, GONNA GET A DIVORCE. SHE WENT TO COURT TODAY AND SHE CAME OUT FOR HER STUFF. I WAS AT WORK AND THEY SAID SHOTS WERE FIRED. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Walls/Dalton's Brother-in-Law;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=was fired.
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VO-NAT


The situation erupted yesterday afternoon on Reynolds Avenue in Hillsville.
Police escorted 36- year- old Audrey Dalton to her home, and checked the trailer before she went in.
Finding that all was quiet, Dalton approached, and was gunned down in the yard.
Her 16- year- old daughter Andrea was hit twice, and died during surgery.
Police Chief Kenny Sharpe fired one round, yelled for Audrey's companions to get down, then dove for cover.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:25:58
IN Q=

((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE JUMPED OVER THE BANK AND WAITED TO SEE IF HE WAS GONNA FIRE AT US ANYMORE AND STILL NOTHING, AND THEN ABOUT TWO MINUTES I HEARD A POP. ))
SUPER=01-Kenny Sharpe/Hillsville Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I heard a pop.
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VO-NAT


Sharpe believes that's when 37- year- old Donnie Ray Dalton took his own life.
But with no way to be certain, police gave Dalton about two hours to come out, at times firing teargas into the trailer.
Family members say Dalton had been abusive, and was especially distraught over the outcome of a custody hearing yesterday.
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SOT 1:23:15
IN Q=

((BILLY WALLS/DALTON'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: IT HADN'T BEEN TOO LONG AGO HE JUST ABOUT BEAT HER TO DEATH DOWN HERE, AND IT'S JUST BEEN ADDING UP. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=been adding up.
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VO-NAT


The Dalton's other daughter, a 14 year- old, escaped without injury.
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brush-fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net (edit of 597-16)
GRAPHIC=Brushfire


Norfolk Southern trains may to be blame for a number of brush fires in Roanoke and Bedford Counties.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In all, more than a dozen brush fires broke out between Moneta in Bedford County and Piney Mountain in Roanoke County.
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SOT 8:32:11
IN Q=What was

((CHRIS THOMSEN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: WHAT WAS SO DIFFICULT ABOUT THIS SITUATION HAS BEEN THE SHEER NUMBER TRYING TO MOBILIZE. WE HAVE PEOPLE FROM 4 COUNTIES OUT HERE AND ALL OF THE FIRES HAPPENED AT ONCE. THAT'S A TAXING SITUATION. ))
SUPER=01-Chris Thomsen/Virginia Dept. of Forestry; :05
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=taxing situation
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VO-NAT


The flames were apparently sparked by a Norfolk Southern train... because the fire followed the trail of the railroad tracks.
Forestry officials say the malfunction was likely caused by either faulty brakes or a problem with the smoke stack.
Apparently this is nothing new.
Firefighters say this is the third time in the past week something like this has happened... just not to this extent.
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P-Edison


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=va tech


The leading candidate to start at tight end for Virginia Tech next season has been kicked off the football team.
Blacksburg police charged 20- year- old Pedro Edison with two counts of destruction of property and resisting arrest.
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VO-NAT


Edison allegedly kicked in a car window at University Terrace apartments.
Police say they had to use spray to subdue Edison after he resisted arrest.
They say he also kicked out the window of a police cruiser while sitting in the back seat.
Edison was already due to serve two months in jail this summer for a fatal car accident in Staunton last year.
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E-Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Greenbrier


The odds of gambling at the Greenbrier are improving.
A committee in the West Virginia legislature has endorsed a bill that would allow a local referendum.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-W. Sulphur Springs;


The Greenbrier hopes to build a monte- carlo style casino for overnight guests.
The bill approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee would allow slot machines along with table games.
It would also claim two- thirds of the profits for state and local governments.
The bill was sent to the Senate, where a vote is expected by Saturday.
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P-Women's-Conference


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


They call themselves "Sisters in Christ" and they're bringing their message of empowering women to Lynchburg in two weeks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The first-of-its-kind conference will be held at the Court Street Baptist Church.
Two thousand women from across the country are expected to attend. They'll take part in faith- based seminars designed to help women cope with everyday problems.
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SOT 11:05:17
IN Q=I talked with

((PATRICIA COLEMAN/SISTERS IN CHRIST ORGANIZER: I TALKED WITH REVEREND BROWN AND SEVERAL OTHER WOMEN IN THE COMMUNITY AND THERE WAS THIS SAME BURDEN THAT WOMEN WERE HURTING, THAT WOMEN WERE WEARING A MASK, WALKING AROUND LIKE EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL AND IT REALLY WASN'T, AND REALLY NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Patricia Coleman/Sisters In Christ Organizer; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=going on with them.
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VO-NAT


The conference runs two days beginning April 18th.
Registration is open to any women who want to attend.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=mlb


In baseball action last night,
Baltimore rallied for three runs in the eighth inning to win its second straight over Kansas City 6-to-4.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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OUT Q=....last score."
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