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7E-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police say they've located several possible suspects in Monday's robbery attempt in Henry County, but they're waiting for more evidence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


State troopers will only release the suspect's first name ... MIKE.
But they say more than one person may have been involved in the burglary attempt.
Les Hussey came home Monday to find two masked and armed men in his house.
When one of the would-be burglars fired at him, Hussey shot back.
SOT 3:21:57
IN Q=These people

((THESE PEOPLE THAT BREAK IN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY. SOMEBODY'S GOT TO STOP THEM. UNFORTUNATELY THERE'S NOT ENOUGH POLICE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT ALL THE TIME. I'M NOT THE TYPE TO WANT TO HURT ANYBODY BUT I'M VERY THANKFUL I DIDN'T LOSE ANYTHING THIS TIME.))
SUPER=01-Les Hussey/Homeowner;
RUNS=:17
Out Q= anything this time
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VO-NAT


Hussey wounded one alleged intruder, Randall Lee Gilbert, in the chest.
The other man fled.
Monday, police found a 19-92 Ford Festiva abandoned in the woods nearby.
They say clues from the car are helping lead to the suspect.
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7P-Rest-Stops
NCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia officials want motorists to be safe while traveling through the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ironto/April 30;


It will cost at least 700 thousand dollars to pay for beefed up security-- private security guards, remote cameras, and overtime for troopers.
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SOT 11:00:03
IN Q=Other states

((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VA. STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: OTHER STATES ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS, AND FROM THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE OBTAINED, I DON'T THINK THAT ANYBODY IS BEING AS PROACTIVE IN TERMS OF TRYING TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM AS VIRGINIA IS.))
SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Va. State Police Superintendent;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Virginia is.
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VO-NAT


Only six of the state's 41 interstate rest stops are being staffed by the security guards.
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SOT 3:37:10
IN Q=one of them

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: ONE OF THEM IS IRONTO. THERE WILL BE AN UNAMRMED SECURITY GUARD THERE 24 HOURS A DAY, AS A DETERRENT TO CRIME-- WE THINK THE PRESENCE OF THIS GUARD WILL DRIVE DOWN ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY THAT MAY TAKE PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=take place there
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VO-NAT


The Ironto rest stop on Interstate 81 was the scene of a fatal shooting in April.
Colonel Huggins says some "covert strategies" are also planned to beef up security...but he would not be more specific.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Two murders and seventeen armed robberies in were reported at Virginia rest stops in just over a year.

7E-911


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-41
GRAPHIC=NONE


The 9-1-1 center in Danville and Pittsylvania County had a bit of an emergency THEMSELVES last night. Storms knocked out power for much of area.
All phone lines, including 9-1-1 were down for at least an hour during an electrical storm.
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SOT 11:18:16
IN Q=Our 911 center

((IN OUR 911 CENTER... SAME PROBLEM))
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=same problem
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Bell-Atlantic officials say most residential phone service has been restored.

7P-Arby's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=None


You'll soon have more Arby's to drive thru.
The fast food chain plans to triple the number of restaurants in the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Grand Avenue Development owns Arby's in Virginia and New York State.
It's planning to open a regional headquarters here.
Within the next few years the franchise will expand locally from its current four restaurants to as many as 12.
The expansion will bring at least 200 new jobs.
It's estimated 30 people will be hired at each restaurant.
District Manager Dan Lovern says the valley is perfect for business.
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SOT 11:12:22
IN Q=We were just excited

((DAN LOVERN/DISTRICT MANAGER: WE WERE JUST EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THE VALLEY..WE OPERATE STORES IN UPSTATE NEW YORK..WE THOUGHT COMING SOUTH AND GETTING A MARKET IN THE SOUTH WOULD BE TO OUR BEST INTEREST.))
SUPER=01-Dan Lovern/District Manager
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=our best interest
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


An exact location for the headquarters is still in the works.

7weather


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


Turning to today's forecast--
Partly cloudy and humid, with scattered showers.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Variably cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
Mostly sunny skies tomorrow, with highs in the upper 80s.
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5-10/60-65;
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/19/97
Thursday:

SUPER=130-/Robert Hatcher/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-/Edna Ferguson/Pittsville;



SUPER=130-16/Laura Stump/Salem;



SUPER=130-69/Alice Wilhelm/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-23/Sue Nester/Goode;



SUPER=130-69/Melva Weeks/Willis;



SUPER=130-6/Ashlie Robertson/Vinton;



SUPER=130-6/Hannah Wedge/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-14/Ashley Rorrer/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Raleigh James/Gretna;



SUPER=130-67/Herbert Hope/Danville;


No Pictures:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-4th/Todd & Terri Burris/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-70/Kathryne Lee/Cloverdale;



SUPER=130-/Clora Williams/Bassett;


Movie-Review


ANCHOR=
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=none


For hot weather escapism "Speed 2 is a good choice. Don't expect logic or character development, but there are some great special effects and a decent story line.
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SOT TC 19:52:09
IN Q=Yes. Mr. Juliano,

(("SPEED 2, CRUISE CONTROL"/20TH CENTURY FOX: YES. MR. JULIANO, IT LOOKS LIKE THE SEABORNE "LEGEND" ISN'T FAIRING TOO WELL. I ADVISE YOU TO START THE EVACUATION PROCEEDINGS. WHO IS THIS? SOMEONE YOU SHOULD START LISTENING TO.))
SUPER=18-"Speed 2, Cruise Control"
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=start listening to.


The ship is taken over by a computer terrorist--William DeFoe--who has a grudge against the cruise line and has managed to take over the computers that control the ship.
Sandra Bullock is back as the spunky Annie.
This time she has hitched up with Jason Patric and the two have some nice chemistry going. Unfortunately, everytime he tries to propose, something happens. So, they decide on a cruise.
Speed 2 gets a "B". The movie's saving grace is that no one really seems to be taking any of this very seriously. cutopen
SUPER=@Melanie1


55P-Crenshaw's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe/sly
TAPE#597-30
GRAPHIC=Crenshaw


The question this morning is will Crenshaw be back in business today.
It's stores in Lynchburg and Roanoke have been closed since Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


That's when a major lender visited the Roanoke store and began repossessing more than 100- thousand- dollars worth of merchandise.
Deutsche Financial Services says its doing this to recover at least a portion of an overdue debt.
Crenshaw says it's trying to settle the dispute with the lender.
Crenshaw also maintains a series of reports aired on News 7 last year contributed to its financial difficulties.
W-D-B-J officials deny the allegation.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( ))
SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ Vice President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=continue to do that
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Crenshaw


Crenshaw says once things get resolved, its Virginia stores WILL reopen.

55P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=Michael Knowles


Lawyers for advice columnist Ann Landers are attempting to get a lawsuit filed by a convicted killer tossed out of court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape


Michael Knowles wrote a letter to Landers, saying he killed his wife.
When Landers printed it, Knowles sued for defamation of character.
Landers is now asking a federal judge to dismiss the suit.
Her lawyers say Knowles cannot admit he killed someone in a letter, and expect to collect damages for defamation when it's printed.
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55E-Rest-Stops


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's a high toll in a short time.
In just under a year and a half there have been two murders and seventeen reported armed robberies at Virginia rest stops.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ironto/April 30;


Almost three quarters of a million dollars in security guards, remote cameras, and overtime for troopers is the financial cost for taxpayers.
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SOT 11:00:03
IN Q=Other states

((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VA. STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: OTHER STATES ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS, AND FROM THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE OBTAINED, I DON'T THINK THAT ANYBODY IS BEING AS PROACTIVE IN TERMS OF TRYING TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM AS VIRGINIA IS.))
SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Va. State Police Superintendent;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Virginia is.
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VO-NAT


Only six of the state's 41 interstate rest stops have the new private guards.
Colonel Huggins says some "covert strategies" are also planned.
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55weather


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


Time now to check the mid- week outlook--
Partly cloudy today, with scattered showers possible.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Variably cloudy overnight, with temperatures falling into the mid 60s.
Plenty of sunshine tomorrow, with highs in the upper 80s.
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5-10/60-65;
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8Bedford-ax


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=accident


An accident in the Body Camp section of Bedford County last night sent two Staunton River High School students to the hospital.
Police say they were driving east on route 24 when their pickup truck ran head-on into a tree.
Jesse Cheatwood and L.M. Gibson were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where they are in critical condition.

8P-Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte/sly
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Les Hussey says he acted in self- defense when he shot and wounded a suspected burglar in his home Monday.
The Henry county man shot back at the intruder AFTER the man fired at him.

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SOT 3:20:06
IN Q=I work real hard

((LES HUSSEY/HOMEOWNER: I WORK REAL HARD TO MAKE THE PAYMENTS ON THIS HOUSE AND I'VE BEEN ROBBED BEFORE. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME TWO THAT DID THAT JOB.))
SUPER=01-Les Hussey/Homeowner;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=that job
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Authorities note Hussey took a chance by confronting the intruders.
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SOT
IN Q=

((K.D.CECIL/STATE TROOPER: OF COURSE YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT YOURSELF. YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION AND LIVE WITH THE RESULTS AFTERWARDS.))
SUPER=01-K.D. Cecil/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=results afterward
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VO-NAT


Trooper Cecil notes many of Hussey's neighbors say they would have done the same thing in a similar situation.
Police are still looking for a second suspect in the attempted burglary--he escaped into nearby woods.
Yesterday investigators indicated they are close to making an arrest.
The man wounded by Hussey is identified as Randall Lee Gilbert--he is in good condition at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
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8Crenshaw


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-29)
GRAPHIC=Crenshaw


Shoppers walked away empty- handed yesterday when they visited Crenshaw Electronics and Appliances.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


For the second straight day Crenshaw's Roanoke and Lynchburg locations were closed.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


Monday a major lender visited the Roanoke store and began repossessing more than 100-thousand-dollars of merchandise.
The company says it's doing this to recover at least a portion of an overdue debt.
Crenshaw says reports on this station last summer played a factor in its financial troubles.
SUPER=@File;


Those stories dealt with service warranties issued by Crenshaw's predecessor, Holdren's.
At first Crenshaw honored the warranties.
It eventually stopped, saying it was under no legal obligation to do so.
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8E-Smith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


State police say a charge of grand larceny is pending against Pulaski County Deputy Terry M. Smith.
He's accused of stealing a 290-dollar swimming pool from the Fairlawn K-Mart, last week.
Smith was off duty at the time of the alleged incident.
Sheriff Ralph Dobbins says Smith has been suspended pending the outcome of the state police investigation.

8P-Boot-Camp


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=None


Those with a checkered past are getting a chance to redeem themselves at a Virginia camp.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Southampton Co./File Tape;


Virginia's boot camp for non-violent offenders is now six- years- old.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Roanoke drug offender Chris Nichols graduates from the 90- day alternative to jail next week.
His plans are basic.
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SOT 11:28:43 tape two
IN Q=Go home

((CHRIS NICHOLS/BOOT CAMP PROBATE: GO HOME, GET A JOB, AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL HOPEFULLY MA'AM. Do you have something lined up? MA'AM NOT YET, MA'AM. AS OF NEXT WEEK I'M WORKING ON GETTING A JOB LINED UP, INTERVIEW FOR WHEN I GET OUT.))
sot tape two 11:20:14

((JAMES CAMACHE/VA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: ONE OF THE NEGATIVES THAT I SEE WITH THE BOOT CAMP IS THE VERY OBVIOUS AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM AFTER THEY LEAVE?))
sot tape two 11:30:45

((I MEAN I PLAN TO GET MY LIFE TOGETHER, GET A JOB, WORK THIS TIME AND DO THE RIGHT THING, MA'AM.))
SUPER=01-Chris Nichols/Boot Camp Probate;
SUPER=01-James Camache/Va. Dept. of Corrections; :15
SUPER=01-Don Cypress/Boot Camp Probate; :25
RUNS=:32
OUT Q=right thing, ma'am.
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VO-NAT


Boot camp officials are asking lawmakers for more time with some of their probates.
Even so, only one in ten program graduates has returned to jail so far.
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8weather


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


Let's take a look now at the Wednesday weather forecast--
Partly cloudy and muggy today, along with scattered showers.
Highs climbing into the mid 80s.
Variably cloudy tonight, with lows dropping into the low to mid 60s.
Mostly sunny and hot on Thursday, with highs in the upper 80s.
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SUPER=314-Partly Cloudy/Scattered Showers/82-86/Variably Cloudy/Wind W

SUPER=#555; reset 5-10/60-65;