06:00-01

Bedford-Schools

ANCHOR=MelanieMelanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=bedford seal


The battle over who's responsible for Bedford County's school budget problems came to a head at last night's school board meeting.
One board member wants the school superintendent suspended and his job performance carefully reviewed.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Bedford County's
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; :19
SUPER=01-Jim Fields/Parent; :31
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kent/School Superintendent; :45
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:08
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( Bedford County's school teachers will continue to get their paychecks, after the school board voted to borrow a million dollars from its construction fund to cover salaries through the end of the year.
This is the third straight year the school system has finished in the red, and at least one school board member wants to hold the superintendent accountable.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:36:07
IN Q=Suspend Dr. Kent

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SUSPEND DOCTOR KENT WITH PAY PENDING SCHOOL BOARD INVESTIGATION OF HIS PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=performance.


One parent in the crowd at Staunton River High School went beyond that, calling for Dr. Kent's resignation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:49:29
IN Q=No longer can

((JIM FIELDS/PARENT: NO LONGER CAN WE AFFORD A MANAGEMENT STYLE OF SECRETIVENESS, CALLOUSNESS AND INDIFFERENCE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=indifference.


Dr. Kent says he'll resign if the board wants him to... he's willing to accept the blame, though would not say that he deserves it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:59:51
IN Q=I would assume

((DR. JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I WOULD ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT AND THEN MAYBE THINGS WOULD ALL OF A SUDDEN BE BETTER.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=be better.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:04:51
IN Q=I'm not sure

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I'M NOT SURE IT'S ALL ENTIRELY DR. KENT'S FAULT, BECAUSE AFTER ALL IT'S THE SCHOOL BOARD WHO HAS OVERSIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY. BUT UNFORTUNATELY IN THESE CASES WE HAVE TO DETERMINE AT WHAT POINT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=is responsible.


That person could be John Kent.
The school board will discuss whether to suspend him during a meeting in June.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

E-Festival-Rumor


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=NONE


A local radio station stirred up some confusion yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Many listeners were led to believe Roanoke Mayor David Bowers cancelled Festival In the Park out of frustration over his defeat on a pay raise issue.
Both the city and festival organizers spent much of the day explaining to dozens of callers that the longtime event WILL go on as planned.
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SOT 01:58:32
IN Q=Initially

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK DIRECTOR: INITIALLY I STARTED GETTING CALLS VERY EARLY THIS MORNING AT HOME FROM SOME OF MY KEY VOLUNTEERS. WHO CERTAINLY KNEW THAT WAS NOT THE CASE BUT CERTAINLY WANTED TO ALERT ME TO WHAT WAS GOING ON. AND THEN OF COURSE THE PHONES STARTED RINGING IN THE OFFICE.))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival In The Park Director;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=in the office.
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VO-NAT


J-93-F-M says listeners misunderstood a hypothetical discussion about the Roanoke city budget.
The station did issue a clarification.
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Female-pilot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Some female congressional members say the military may be out of touch with the times when it comes to policies covering fraternization and adultery.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Their comments are in response to the Kelly Flinn case.
Yesterday the nation's first female B-52 pilot accepted a general discharge rather than face a court-martial on charges of adultery, lying and disobedience.
The women lawmakers are circulating a letter asking the Air Force to grant Flinn permission to fly in the Air National Guard or the Reserves.
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ALBERT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=albert, marv


N-B-C says basketball fans will hear the voice of Marv Albert this weekend, during the N-B-A playoffs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


At a New York news conference yesterday the veteran sportscaster insisted he was innocent of sexual assault allegations.
And he criticized what he-called a "lack of due process" by the Virginia grand jury that charged him.
Albert is set to be arraigned on the sex and assault charges Tuesday.
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E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


He's accused of killing a Vinton family of four three years ago.
But now Earl Bramblett's trial has now been delayed and there are some sexual overtones to the evidence against him.
Bramblett's own lawyers presented evidence yesterday of a pubic hair found in the Hodges' home.
Keith Humphry reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Earl Bramblett's own
SUPER=01-Elmer Gist/Hair Expert; :04 QUICK!!!
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994; :10
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Commonwealth's Attorney; :29
SUPER=01-Judge Roy Willett/Roanoke Co. Circuit Court; 1:13
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

(( They want to keep Hair Expert Elmer Gist from telling the jury...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:13:25
IN Q=The hair

((THE HAIR COULD HAVE ORIGINATED FROM EARL CONRAD BRAMBLETT.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=Bramblett


It turned up on a bedspread Gist examined... an item taken from the home after the fire was put out... before the bodies were removed.
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SOT Tape #1 9:49:02
IN Q=Two of the victims

((TWO OF THE VICTIMS INVOLVED, WINTER AND ANNA HODGES, ARE LAYING THERE SIDE BY SIDE. THAT BEDSPREAD IS UNDERNEATH THEM AND BESIDE THEM. THIS IS NOT A PUBIC HAIR THAT WE FOUND IN THE KITCHEN OR OUTSIDE OR ANYTHING ELSE. THIS HAIR WAS FOUND RIGHT NEXT TO THE BODIES. ))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=to the bodies.


The Prosecutor pointed to a tape of Bramblett the Judge heard two weeks ago.
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SOT Tape #2 9:57:25
IN Q=

((YOU CAN TELL FROM HEARING THESE TAPES HIS FEELINGS FOR THESE YOUNG GIRLS, AND I THINK IN LIGHT OF THAT AND IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT THOSE TAPES WILL COME IN AND YOU WILL HEAR NOT SOME STRANGER, BUT HIS VOICE AT TO HOW HE MAY HAVE FELT ABOUT THESE YOUNG GIRLS... EVEN THOUGH THERE WASN'T EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE EXAMINATION OF THEM THERE, I THINK THAT STRENGTHENS THE COMMONWEALTH'S CASE.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=strengthens the Commonwealth's case.


Judge Roy Willett expressed concern about such evidence where there's no evidence of molestation. He put off making a ruling.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:06
IN Q=

((I WANT TO GET THIS DONE AS BADLY AS ANYONE IN THIS COURTROOM.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=in this courtroom.


But he reluctantly granted another continuance, to give the defense an opportunity to investigate allegations of earlier sex crimes, as well as other murders.
Keith Humphry News 7.))

Roanoke-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A man charged with the stabbing death of a romantic rival during a fight was acquitted.
A Roanoke jury deliberated two hours yesterday before returning the NOT guilty verdict in the case of Michael Wells.
Wells testified Anthony Crutchfield started the fight last December and that he was just defending himself.
Prosecutors said Wells was jealous because his longtime girlfriend had been dating Crutchfield.

E-Bassett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=NONE


The closing of the Bassett Furniture plant in Martinsville is NOT having as negative an effect on the area as it could have had.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;


Most of the 400 employees will get jobs at other Bassett plants within commuting distance.
And yesterday the city says at worst it will lose 30-thousand dollars in direct revenues, in the form of machine-and tool taxes.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Putting that in perspective, Martinsville's annual budget is 62-MILLION dollars.
The city says the mounting challenge ahead is redeveloping the vacated factories it has before they fall into disrepair.

flinn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


An attorney for Lieutenant Kelly Flinn says she'll be discharged from the Air Force in about ten days.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Flinn, the first female B-52 pilot, yesterday accepted a general discharge rather than face a court-martial on charges of adultery, lying and disobedience.
Flinn had no comment but her mother, Mary Flinn, criticized the air force for making her daughter's case public.
SUPER=03-Minot, ND/Yesterday;


Airman Gayla Zigo, the former wife of the man Flinn was involved with, says she felt victimized by the whole affair.
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Ok-trial


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


A Ryder truck rental employee returns to the stand today in the Oklahoma City bombing trial for further cross-examination.
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VO-NAT

4:00:00
Yesterday, Vicki Beemer testified the man who rented the truck allegedly used in the bombing was accompanied by a second man.
But she could NOT identify either one as suspect Timothy McVeigh.
The defense also suggested yesterday that the real bomber died in the blast.
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P-Festival-Rumor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=festival in the park


The celebrating started last night as Roanoke's annual Festival in the Park DID kick off with a Mardi Gras event-- but some people thought the whole thing was cancelled.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Confusion over the 28- year- old event began yesterday morning.
Listeners of a local radio station were led to believe Festival In The Park had been called off
SUPER=04-Wednesday;

by Mayor Bowers, out of frustration over his defeat on a controversial pay raise issue.
The city issued a statement saying the allegations of the closing of local events were "false rumors".
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SOT 01:58:09
IN Q=Obviously

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK DIRECTOR: OBVIOUSLY WE DO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY SINCE WE USE THEIR PARKS AND THAT SORT OF THING. BUT AS FAR AS US BEING RUN OUT OF THE MAYOR'S OFFICE, THAT IS CERTAINLY NOT THE CASE.))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival in the Park Director;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=not the case.
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VO-NAT


The radio station that made the remarks says it NEVER announced the mayor called off the event.
A spokesman for J-93-F-M explains that listeners misunderstood a hypothetical discussion about the Roanoke city budget.
The station did issue a clarification.
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P-Education-Board


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=education


It will be three more weeks until Virginia schools go to more academic courses and fewer electives.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But state superintendent Richard LaPointe says he will release a compromise Standards of Accreditation proposal by June Second.
State board members voiced some disagreement yesterday.
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SOT TAPE TWO 10:17:50
IN Q=More than

((MORE THAN 70- PERCENT OF THE JOBS IN AMERICA WOULD NOT REQUIRE A COLLEGE EDUCATION BY THE YEAR 2000. THESE JOBS ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR ECONOMY.))
SUPER=01-Rayford Harris/Va. Board of Education;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of our economy.
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VO-NAT


But others say ALL students need more academic basics plus more arts classes to be good citizens.
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SOT TAPE TWO 10:11:41
IN Q=Employers now

((LIL TUTTLE/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: EMPLOYERS NOW SEEK THE GOOD WORKER AND THE GOOD CITIZEN IN THE SAME INDIVIDUAL.))
SUPER=01-Lil Tuttle/Va. Board of Education;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=same individual.
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VO-NAT


The board's also trying to clear up a rumor that the new standards would eliminate elementary school guidance counselors.
The board has received almost five thousand letters defending the counselors-- even though their elimination was never proposed.
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P-Leggette


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke County School Board member Tom Leggette is going for another term.
And like his first bid in 19-94, his campaign enjoys strong bipartisan support.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Leggette announced his plans yesterday morning outside of Hidden Valley Junior High School.
He's running as an independent for the Windsor Hills seat, but he has the support of both the Republican and Democratic County Chairmen.
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SOT
IN Q=And I can't tell you

((TOM LEGGETTE/I- SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I AM THAT THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS GOT TOGETHER AND WILL STAND BEHIND OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE COUNTY AND WILL DO WHAT'S NECESSARY TO UPGRADE IT TO EXCELLENCE.))
SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/(I) School Board Candidate;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=upgrade it to excellence.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=hold


An attorney and former prosecutor, Leggette has two children in county schools.
He says he stands behind the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Committee that recently studied the construction needs of the school System.

S-Dave-Thomas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=None


The founder of the Wendy's fast food chain Dave Thomas answered more than- "Where's the Beef?" as he spoke to students at Bath County High School. Tina Tenret has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Thomas/Wendy's Founder; :12
SUPER=19-Tina Tenret; :21
SUPER=07-David Hooper; :28
SUPER=01-Jessica Schwend/S.A.D.D. Co-President; :37
RUNS=1:06
OUT Q=News 7 Bath County


((Dave Thomas named the chain after his daughter, Wendy, and says he makes square hamburgers to avoid cutting corners.
But Thomas regrets dropping out of high school at 15.
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SOT 14:07:29
IN Q=Stay in school

((DAVE THOMAS/FOUNDER OF WENDY'S: MY MESSAGE WAS TO STAY IN SCHOOL, DO THE RIGHT THINGS, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY, AND YOU CAN DO OR BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO WITHIN THE LAWS OF MAN AND GOD.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=man and God
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:15:49
IN Q=Thomas also

((TINA TENRET/NEWS 7: THOMAS ALSO SERVED AWARDS TO STUDENT LEADERS FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING. AND IT SEEMS THEY GOBBLED UP HIS MESSAGE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=his message
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:06:27
IN Q=I think

((DAVID HOOPER/STUDENT: I THINK IT WAS VERY INTERESTING. I THINK IT WAS GREAT THAT WE COULD HAVE A CELEBRITY UP HERE TO SPEAK TO THE KIDS. HE HAS A GREAT INFLUENCE ON EVERYBODY.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=on everybody


Thomas also cautions against driving drunk.
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SOT 14:05:50
IN Q=We've had

((JESSICA SCHWEND/S.A.D.D. CO-PRESIDENT: WE'VE HAD FRIENDS THAT HAVE DIED IN THESE KINDS OF INCIDENTS AND IT'S VERY TRAGIC SO I THINK KIDS SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS MESSAGE ALSO.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=also


Thomas was adopted and never knew his birth parents.
He says his adopted grandmother taught him honesty, integrity, and how to run a restaurant.
Thomas is also a national spokesman for adoption.
There's no word yet on when the next Wendy's will hit Bath County, but students say they'd eat there at least twice a week.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Bath County.))

E-Sroka


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In this morning's health check,
Unwise sexual activity, violence and drug use can have serious, sometimes fatal, results.
Yesterday, a nationally- known educator urged local teenagers to consider the consequences of their actions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Stephen Sroka (su-ROE-kuh) is an author and consultant to the Centers for Disease Control.
He's a teacher in the Cleveland Public School system- yesterday he spoke to ninth graders at several Roanoke Valley schools.
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SOT
IN Q=If I wanted to sell

((STEPHEN SROKA: IF I WANTED TO SELL A GREASEBURGER, I COULDN'T GO ON TV ONE TIME. I'VE GOT TO GO ON EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND THAT'S OUR CHARGE HERE TO GIVE A CLEAR, CONSISTENT, REPETITIVE MESSAGE ABOUT NOT TO USE, NOT TO DO DRUGS, NOT TO BE VIOLENT.))
SUPER=07-Stephen Sroka;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to be violent.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Sroka said students must have accurate information and he encouraged them to Just Say No. That's K-N-O-W.
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2-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=bedford seal


Bedford County's school budget made progress at last night's school board meeting, but the question of responsibility is still being debated.
One board member wants the school superintendent suspended and his job performance carefully reviewed.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Bedford County's
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; :19
SUPER=01-Jim Fields/Parent; :31
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kent/School Superintendent; :45
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:08
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( Bedford County's school teachers will continue to get their paychecks, after the school board voted to borrow a million dollars from its construction fund to cover salaries through the end of the year.
This is the third straight year the school system has finished in the red, and at least one school board member wants to hold the superintendent accountable.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:36:07
IN Q=Suspend Dr. Kent

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SUSPEND DOCTOR KENT WITH PAY PENDING SCHOOL BOARD INVESTIGATION OF HIS PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=performance.


One parent in the crowd at Staunton River High School went beyond that, calling for Dr. Kent's resignation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:49:29
IN Q=No longer can

((JIM FIELDS/PARENT: NO LONGER CAN WE AFFORD A MANAGEMENT STYLE OF SECRETIVENESS, CALLOUSNESS AND INDIFFERENCE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=indifference.


Dr. Kent says he'll resign if the board wants him to... he's willing to accept the blame, though would not say that he deserves it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:59:51
IN Q=I would assume

((DR. JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I WOULD ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT AND THEN MAYBE THINGS WOULD ALL OF A SUDDEN BE BETTER.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=be better.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:04:51
IN Q=I'm not sure

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I'M NOT SURE IT'S ALL ENTIRELY DR. KENT'S FAULT, BECAUSE AFTER ALL IT'S THE SCHOOL BOARD WHO HAS OVERSIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY. BUT UNFORTUNATELY IN THESE CASES WE HAVE TO DETERMINE AT WHAT POINT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=is responsible.


That person could be John Kent.
The school board will discuss whether to suspend him during a meeting in June.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

P-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-15
SS=bramblett


The murder trial of Earl Bramblett is being postponed-- to give the defense more time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


No new date has been set but the trial will likely be delayed until the fall.
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SOT TAPE #2 11:08:23
IN Q=

((JUDGE ROY WILLETT/ROANOKE CO. CIRCUIT COURT: THESE ARE SOME OF THE WORST AND MOST AGGRAVATED CHARGES THAT HAVE COME THROUGH THIS COURT. AND SINCE THIS IS A CAPITAL CASE, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW, WHEN GOOD LAWYERS TELL ME THAT THEY NEED MORE TIME, I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW I CAN TURN THEM DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Judge Roy Willett/Roanoke Co. Circuit Court;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=them down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 1994;


Bramblett is accused of arson and murder in the deaths of a Vinton family of four.
If the jury convicts the 55- year- old suspect of CAPITAL murder, jurors may then get to hear evidence of earlier sex and drug crimes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


That's why the judge granted a delay. Bramblett's lawyers say they need three or four months to investigate those other allegations.

P-Wythe-Drugs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen's appearance yesterday was a welcome sight for the Wythe County Sheriff's Department.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.


The sheriff got 95-hundred dollars from the sale of assets seized in three different drug busts.
SUPER=04-February 3;


In those busts, Wythe County deputies confiscated two vehicles and nearly five-thousand dollars in cash.
The governor says the county's efforts are helping keep drug dealers out of other parts of the state.
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SOT
IN Q=Their destination

((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THEIR DESTINATION IS NOT NECESSARILY WYTHEVILLE. IT MAY BE ROANOKE IT BE STAUNTON, IT MAY BE CHARLOTTESVILLE OR RICHMOND OR PLACES FURTHER NORTH, AND SO THIS EFFORT MADE BY SHERIFF PIKE AND THE WYTHE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARE HELPING ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Allen
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=of Virginia
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VO-NAT


The governor's office says state police have been increasing their efforts to stop drug dealers on interstate highways and major roads.
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p-James-Fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


Thousands are expected to flock to Lynchburg this weekend, for Virginia's first regional state fair.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Fair By the James replaces the FESTIVAL By The James which ran for ten years along the city's riverfront.
Organizers say the regional fair has a lot more to offer and will give attendees a taste of the Virginia State Fair.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:32:34
IN Q=So we developed

((OTIS BROWN/ATLANTIC RURAL EXPO PRESIDENT: SO WE DEVELOPED A CONCEPT.. ..OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.))
SUPER=01-Otis Brown/Atlantic Rural Expo President; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=opportunity to do so.
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VO-NAT


The Fair by the James runs through Monday.
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P-Dave-Thomas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wendy's restaurant has not yet made its way to Bath County, but the founder of the fast food chain made a visit to a local high school yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


The millionaire was a high school dropout at age 15.
He cautions students to stay in school and avoid drugs and alcohol.
Thomas made his first million in the restaurant business when he was 35.
He credits his adoptive grandmother who taught him about honesty and integrity.
Now Thomas is a crusader for adoption rights.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:07:58
IN Q=I was born

((DAVE THOMAS/FOUNDER OF WENDY'S: I WAS BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK AND I JUST THINK EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A PERMANENT LOVING HOME.)) ((JESSICA SCHWEND/BATH CO. STUDENT: HE'S TRYING TO PROVE GENERATION X CAN NO LONGER BE CALLED SUCH SO I'M PROUD OF WHAT HE'S DOING AND I THINK HE'S A GREAT GUY.))
SUPER=01-Dave Thomas/Founder of Wendy's; :00
SUPER=01-Jessica Schwend/Bath Co. Student; :07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=great guy
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In the N-B-A playoffs,
The Chicago Bulls shot 36 percent for the second straight game, but it was enough to plod through a 75-to-68 win over the Heat.
For that and the rest of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Miami/68/j/Chicago/75//Bulls Lead 2-0/;
SUPER=x5031
SUPER=0103-/Colorado/0/j/Detroit/6///;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-j/Salem/4//Prince William/3////Durham/2/j/Lynchburg/4///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Boston/8//New York/2////Kansas City/1/j/Cleveland/9///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Oakland/7/j/Texas/10////
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Colorado/2/j/San Francisco/7////Los Angeles/1/j/San Diego/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/New York/10//Philadelphia/3///j/Pittsburgh/9//Montreal/3///;
RUNS=:42
OUT Q=....last score."

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