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7E-Harvey


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A Radford University student was killed last February in a house fire at his fraternity house.
Now a former student is charged with setting that fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996;


A grand jury has returned an indictment for arson and murder against 20- year- old Michael Harvey.
He's accused of setting the fire that killed 21- year- old Christopher Mirch of Herndon.
The victim's body was found in an upstairs bedroom at the (Delta Tau-Kie) Delta Tau Chi fraternity house in February of last year.
Friends of Mirch say they always thought the fire was intentionally set.
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22:23:54
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((CHARLES CUNNINGHAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND:WE ALWAYS KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE, WE WERE ALWAYS SET ON TRYING 5TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE START AND I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT WHAT HAS COME OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Cunningham/Victim's Friend; :00
RUNS=:08
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Harvey is currently in police custody.
He was arrested while undergoing National Guard training at Fort A-P Hill.

7E-Roanoke-Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=None


A domestic dispute turned violent in a Roanoke apartment building yesterday.
No one was injured by the gunfire, but one man was taken to the hospital with a stab wound.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The incident happened at the Brightwood Manor Apartments on Hunt Avenue.
Roanoke police say the altercation began as a woman was removing furniture from an apartment she shared with a 15- year- old boyfriend.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


During the confrontation, the girl's uncle allegedly stabbed the 15- year- old in the side.
Later, police say the youth fired four shots at the uncle.
Roanoke police have charged 38- year- old Myron Wiley of Woodbridge with malicious wounding.

7E-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-40
GRAPHIC=None


Social services is making a deal with deadbeat parents and giving them a second chance.
Part of the deal says that the parents start paying before the end of next week.
Tina Tenret reports.
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IN Q=Single parents
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/A. C. E. S.; :04
SUPER=01-Lisha Whitlock/Dept. of Social Services; :48
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:20
RUNS=1:37
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7weather


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


Turning now to the Thursday forecast--
Mostly cloudy skies today, with a chance of rain.
Highs in the low 80s.
Continued cloudy tonight, with more showers or thunderstorms possible.
Lows in the mid 60s.
Variably cloudy tomorrow, with the possibility of more showers.
Highs around 80
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/13/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-14/Jeffrey Hale/Check;



SUPER=130-81/Robert Guthrie/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-12/Brent Crotts/Salem;



SUPER=130-1/Peter Ayres/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Olga Kessinger/Newport;



SUPER=130-/Lillie Bowan/Danville;



SUPER=130-9/Holly Graham/Check;



SUPER=130-22/Dana Price/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-2/Hayley Surbaugh/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Olivia Langhorn/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-32/Drema Waugh/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-40/Elvis Witcher/Rocky Mount;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-36/Thomas Martin/Scottsburg;



SUPER=130-3/Jaron John/Daleville;



SUPER=130-8/Haley Baker/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-50/Clyde Dooley/Salem;

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55E-COMPTON-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire probers still don't know what caused last night's fire at a Henry County furniture factory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


By the time firefighters arrived at the Compton Wood Products factory in the northern end of the county, smoke was coming from the building.
Firefighters managed to put out the blaze and contain the fire to the inside of the building.
Collinsville's fire chief says early warning from an automated alarm system helped firefighters control the blaze in less than a half hour.
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IN Q=it could have been

(( ))
SUPER=01-Daryl Emberson/Collinsville Fire Chief;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=went well
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VO-NAT


The business suffered water damage and heavy smoke damage.
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55P-Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Abortion


The state's parental notification for abortions takes affect in eighteen days.
SS=Planned Parenthood


Today, Planned Parenthood will attempt to stop it.
The group will file for a temporary restraining order in a Charlottesville federal court house.
Arguments are tentatively scheduled for tomorrow morning.
SS=earley


Republican Mark Earley won the abortion measure's passage this year.

55P-Phases


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=drug use


A new address for a Roanoke Substance abuse program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, the Phases program celebrated its move into a renovated home on Campbell Avenue.
Less than a year old, the drug treatment program adds another dimension to substance abuse services in the Roanoke Valley.
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IN Q=We've been heavily laden

((HENRY ALTICE/PHASES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'VE BEEN HEAVILY LADEN WITH RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS IN THE PAST, WHICH HAS REDUCED OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS DAY TREATMENT, SUPPORT SERVICES, MORE OUTPATIENT- BASED SERVICES AND THIS ENABLES US TO PROVIDE ANYWHERE IN THE COURSE OF A YEAR, I'D SAY, SERVING MORE LIKE 500 MORE INDIVIDUALS THAN WE COULD HAVE OTHERWISE.))
SUPER=01-Henry Altice/Phases Executive Director;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=could have otherwise.
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VO-NAT


The Phases program has been operating since last summer in rented space.
The move to Campbell Avenue has consolidated offices and meeting rooms under one roof.
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55weather


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


Checking the Thursday outlook--
Mostly cloudy today, with a chance of rain.
Highs warming again into the low 80s.
Cloudy overnight, with the potential for more showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the 60s.
Partly cloudy tomorrow, with a chance of more rain.
Highs near 80.
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8P-HARVEY


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#597-25
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A former Radford University student is believed to be the person resonsible for the arson death of a fellow student last February at a fraternity house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/February 24, 1996;


Twenty-one- year- old Christopher Mirch died in February of 19-96 when the Delta Tau Chi fraternity House on Grove Avenue was torched.
His body was found in a bedroom.
Yesterday a grand jury indicted 20- year- old Michael Harvey on charges of arson and murder.
Authorities have NOT released a motive.
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IN Q=We always

((CHARLES CUNNINGHAM/VICTIM'S FRIEND:WE ALWAYS KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING ELSE, WE WERE ALWAYS SET ON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM THE START AND I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT WHAT HAS COME OUT.))
SUPER=01-Charles Cunningham/Victim's Friend;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=come out.
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VO-NAT


Harvey was arrested during annual National Guard training at Fort A- P Hill.
Authorities say Mirch's family hired a private investigator who discovered valuable evidence in the case.
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8E-Roanoke-Stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=None


A teenager was stabbed and gunshots were fired during an altercation yesterday at a Roanoke apartment house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The incident happened at the Brightwood Manor Apartments on Hunt Avenue.
Roanoke police say the altercation began as a woman was removing furniture from an apartment she shared with a 15- year- old boyfriend.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


During the confrontation, the girl's uncle allegedly stabbed the 15- year- old in the side.
Later, police say the youth fired four shots at the uncle.
Roanoke police have charged 38- year- old Myron Wiley of Woodbridge with malicious wounding.

8E-SOA'S


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Education


The proposed new Standards of Accreditation will NOT include charter schools.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But the board will give the public a month to provide input. They can speak out on the drastic changes the board and Governor Allen have suggested.
They include making elementary school guidance counselors and sex ed or "family life education" optional.
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SOT 16:18:58
IN Q=Now I know

((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: NOW I KNOW THAT THIS IS SEEN BY SOME AS A CONTROVERSIAL MOVE. AND I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE MERITS OR DEMERITS OF "FLE." THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE. THE ISSUE HERE IS PURELY AND SIMPLY WHETHER THE STATE SHOULD MANDATE IT ON LOCAL BOARDS. AND THERE'S CONSENSUS AMONG THE BOARD THAT THIS IS A UNIQUELY LOCAL DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Virginia Board of Education;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=uniquely local decision.
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VO-NAT


The bulk of the changes deal with increased graduation requirements in the core subjects.
Board President Michelle Easton calls these S-O-A's "the most sweeping changes for Virginia schools" in state history.
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8P-Phases


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=drug use


A new direction and a new home for a Roanoke substance abuse program.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, the Phases program celebrated its move into a renovated home on Campbell Avenue.
Less than a year old, the drug treatment program adds another dimension to substance abuse services in the Roanoke Valley.
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SOT
IN Q=We've been heavily laden

((HENRY ALTICE/PHASES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'VE BEEN HEAVILY LADEN WITH RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS IN THE PAST, WHICH HAS REDUCED OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS DAY TREATMENT, SUPPORT SERVICES, MORE OUTPATIENT- BASED SERVICES AND THIS ENABLES US TO PROVIDE ANYWHERE IN THE COURSE OF A YEAR, I'D SAY, SERVING MORE LIKE 500 MORE INDIVIDUALS THAN WE COULD HAVE OTHERWISE.))
SUPER=01-Henry Altice/Phases Executive Director;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=could have otherwise.
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VO-NAT


The Phases program has been operating since last summer in rented space.
The move to Campbell Avenue has consolidated offices and meeting rooms under one roof.
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8weather


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


Time again to take a look at the forecast--
Skies will be mostly cloudy today.
We also have a chance for some rain.
Highs in the low 80s.
Cloudy tonight, with more rain or storms possible.
Lows in the mid 60s.
A lingering chance of showers into tomorrow, with highs near 80.
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