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7E-Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=MURDER INVESTIGATION


After a series of psychological tests, a team of psychiatrists at U-V-A Medical Center determined the eight- year- old murder suspect from Pittsylvania County is NOT capable of standing trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;


Authorities believe the child killed his own stepfather... 55- year- old Bernard Rosser.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December;


The man's body was discovered inside his Gretna home after he failed to report to work.
An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Because of the determination by U-V-A doctors, more psychological testing was ordered-- this time at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
The boy is now living in Maryland with his biological father's family.

7E-Radio-Stations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=None


A multi-million dollar deal is in the works for some radio stations in our area.
Len Besthoff has the details.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :02
SUPER=01-Lloyd Gochenour/J-93FM Owner; :22
SUPER=@Len1; :37
SUPER=03-Madison Heights; :54
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/WJJS-WRDJ General Manager; 1:32
RUNS=1:48
OUT Q=LB, News7.
((NAT SOT
RUNS=:02


After putting his station up for sale last fall, J-93 owner Lloyd Gochenour finally found someone he could do the Texas Two- Step with in Capstar, an Austin- based company...to the tune of several million dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT ROANOKE TAPE 14:03:11
IN Q=I have been

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I HAVE BEEN IN RADIO A LONG TIME, AND THEY OFFERED ME A GOOD PRICE, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO SELL.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=time to sell.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT lbsot 14:41:02
IN Q=Now J93's

((Now J93's A-M sister station WRIS is not part of this deal. But just think of this, J-93 alone is going for three- point- one- million- dollars.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=million dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT roanoke tape 14:13:13
IN Q=I'm

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I'M SO HAPPY FOR IT BECAUSE OF ONE THING I WANT TO DO. I WANT TO SET UP A CHARITABLE TRUST FOR A MILLION DOLLARS.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=million dollars.


Just sixty miles to the east, Capstar is doing the dance with the owner of two Lynchburg stations.
It's in the process of wrapping up a multi- million- dollar deal that includes the purchase of urban station WJJS and oldies favorite WRDJ.
So if federal regulators approve these new purchases, Capstar will eventually own five local stations, rock-n-roll giant WROV, country station WYYD, plus WJJS, WRDJ and J93...no word on any format changes.
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SOT LYH TAPE 00:03:34
IN Q=Should be

((MIKE SLENSKI/WJJS-WRDJ GENERAL MANAGER: ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=business as usual.


Capstar can do this because the rules regarding owning more than one station in the same market have loosened somewhat.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

7p-masters-react


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=woods


At twenty years old Sports Illustrated named him sports Man of the Year and now at twenty one, Tiger Woods is the youngest winner of the Masters Tournament.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-CBS Sports;


He is also the first minority to win the Masters put on quite a clinic.
Woods broke a 32- year- old record before wearing the green jacket.
His success on the links is breathing new life into golf.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And the excitement is spilling onto the local courses.
Roanoke's Pine Valley League attracts a more diverse group to the links.
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SOT 2:46:34
IN Q=IT'S A MIXED

((TOMMY PRICE/COUNTRY SIDE GOLF COURSE: IT'S A MIXED LEAGUE, AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE IN IT, WHITES ARE IN IT. WE PLAY EVERY TUESDAY AT COUNTRY SIDE. IT STARTS AT 5:15. WE PLAY NINE HOLES.))))
SUPER=01-Tommy Price/Countryside Golf Course;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=PLAY NINE HOLES
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VO-NAT


The league is even offering a three day youth program, to teach the game of golf.
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7weather


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


Time now to check the Tax Day forecast--
Sunny and much warmer today, with highs in the mid 60s.
Clear tonight, and not quite as cold.
Lows in the upper 30s.
Partly sunny tomorrow, with highs again in the mid 60s.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 4/16/97

SUPER=130-9/Marcus Preston/Penhook;



SUPER=130-7/Xavier Phanelson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-52/Elda Kennedy/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-4/Jacqueline Brooke/Blacksburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-59th/William & Evelane Westmoreland/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-2/Alexis Long/Roanoke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-4/Miranda & Mindy Gillespie/Selma;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-19th/Charlie & Kathy Hatcher/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Diana West/Bassett;



SUPER=130-14/Mitchell Tyler/Goodview;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-9th/Rick & Susan Brightwell/North Carolina;








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55P-Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


A grade schooler accused of murdering his stepfather in Pittsylvania County faces more mental evaluations.
A source tells News 7 that a second round of testing is underway at a Baltimore Hospital after tests from the U-V-A Medical Center concluded the boy is not fit to stand trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December 1996;


It's been nearly four months since 55- year- old Bernard Rosser was found dead inside his Gretna home.
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;


An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


According to the source, another hearing won't be scheduled until the current psychological tests are complete.

55Radio-Stations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-9)
GRAPHIC=None


Some area radio station could soon have a new owner.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison Heights;


Capstar out of Austin, Texas is in the process of wrapping up a multi- million deal with urban station W-J-J-S and oldies format W-R-D-J, two Madison Heights stations with large audiences.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:50:01:24
IN Q=I think

((MIKE SLENSKI/ WJJS & WRDJ GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK THERE CAN BE SOME CONSOLIDATION. YOU KNOW, MANY OF THE OPERATIONS, ESPECIALLY OURS, ARE RUN PRETTY LEAN, AND I THINK THERE AREN'T A LOT OF EXTRA PEOPLE AROUND. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/WJJS-WRDJ General Manager;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=people around
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Capstar is buying J-93 for three point one million dollars.
Lloyd (GO-ken-hour) Gochenour has owned J-93 since 19-69.
He's keeping the A-M station that shares the same building.
Gochenour says one million-dollars of the earnings is going in a charitable trust.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:13:53 roanoke tape
IN Q=I promised

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I PROMISED THE LORD IF HE WOULD GIVE ME A RADIO STATION I WOULD GIVE MONEY TO HIM. AND I FEEL THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN ABLE TO SAY, LORD, HERE'S A MILLION DOLLARS, NOW YOU USE IT.))
SUPER=01-Lloyd Gochenour/J93FM Owner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=you use it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If federal regulators approve these new purchases, Capstar will eventually own five local stations.
(----------------)



55P-Moonshine


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


Five people have pleaded guilted to charges connected to manufacturing moonshine.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./August 1996


When state and local authorities busted the still on route 6-72 last year, they charged a Pittsylvania County man with making UN-taxed peach brandy.
A FEDERAL indictment identified Amos Law as the brains behind the organization.
He arranged everything- -including finding a secluded spot and providing the equipment and raw materials.
He got Lewis Ayers to operate the still.
Law and the others will be sentenced later, along with four other men.
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55weather


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


Turning now to weather--
Sunny skies today, and much milder temperatures.
Highs in the mid 60s.
Tonight, clear skies and lows in the upper 30s.
Partly sunny tomorrow.
Highs warming into the mid 60s.
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8E-Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=MURDER INVESTIGATION


An eight -year old murder suspect from Pittsylvania County will be undergoing more psychological evaluations, this time at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
A previous series of tests by a team of psychiatrists at U-V-A Medical Center determined the boy is NOT capable of standing trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;


Authorities believe the child killed his own stepfather... 55- year- old Bernard Rosser.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December;


The man's body was discovered inside his Gretna home after he failed to report to work.
An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Because of the determination by U-V-A doctors, more psychological testing was ordered-- this time at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
The boy is now living in Maryland with his biological father's family.

8Radio-Stations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-9)
GRAPHIC=None


A Texas company may soon be spinning the tunes at several local radio stations.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison Heights;


Capstar out of Austin, Texas is in the process of wrapping up multi-million dollar deals with urban station W-J-J-S and oldies format W-R-D-J, two Madison Heights stations with large audiences.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:50:01:24
IN Q=I think

((MIKE SLENSKI/ WJJS & WRDJ GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK THERE CAN BE SOME CONSOLIDATION. YOU KNOW, MANY OF THE OPERATIONS, ESPECIALLY OURS, ARE RUN PRETTY LEAN, AND I THINK THERE AREN'T A LOT OF EXTRA PEOPLE AROUND. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/WJJS-WRDJ General Manager;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=people around
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Capstar is buying J-93 for three point one million dollars.
Lloyd (GO-ken-hour) Gochenour has owned J-93 since 19-69.
He's keeping the A-M station that shares the same building.
Gochenour says one million-dollars of the earnings is going in a charitable trust.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:13:53 roanoke tape
IN Q=I promised

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I PROMISED THE LORD IF HE WOULD GIVE ME A RADIO STATION I WOULD GIVE MONEY TO HIM. AND I FEEL THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN ABLE TO SAY, LORD, HERE'S A MILLION DOLLARS, NOW YOU USE IT.))
SUPER=01-Lloyd Gochenour/J93FM Owner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=you use it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If federal regulators approve these new purchases, Capstar will eventually own five local stations.
(----------------)



8E-Rock-Slide


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Rush hour traffic should be back to normal along the route from Charlottesville to Roanoke.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 64 over Afton Mountain were closed after a rock slide.
The road was closed for 16 hours, and traffic has to be detoured.
The highway department reopened the lanes yesterday after a geologist checked out the conditions.
The rock slide happened Saturday night.

8E-Quilt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=NONE


A lesson in quilting is also teaching students at Gilbert- Linkous
Elementary School a lesson in life. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Lessons such as patience and teamwork, how to have pride in your work but still share the glory.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:42:52
IN Q=

((NICHOLAS DENNY/1ST-GRADER: I THINK IT'S FUN TO LET EVERYBODY JOIN IN TO MAKE ONE BIG THING AND WORKING AS A GROUP. ))
SUPER=01-Nicholas Denny/First Grader;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=as a group.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Each student in the school designed a square, which was included in the quilt.
In the process, students learned about art, math, and subjects related to the themes of their quilts.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:41:32
IN Q=

((JUSTIN HOLLAND/1ST-GRADER: FIRST I BROUGHT IN A NECTARINE AND I CUTTED IT IN HALF AND I PAINTED IT AND THEN PRESSED IT ON. ))
SUPER=01-Justin Holland/First Grader;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=pressed it on.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


As part of the Patchwork to Learning project, Virginia Tech catering students made a giant EDIBLE quilt for a reception last night.
(----------------)



8Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=rail merger


Now that Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are splitting Conrail-- four railroads, including Canada's largest rail system are looking to make their own tracks in the Northeast.
The four contend that replacing Conrail with the two Virginia-based carriers would merely trade a monopoly for a duopoly.
They want regulators to force C-S-X and Norfolk Southern to allow open access to three key northeastern ports.

8weather


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


Let's check out the forecast on this Tax Day--
Sunny and warmer today.
Look for highs climbing into the 60s.
Clear tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
And mild again tomorrow, with highs in the mid 60s.
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