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7Grayson-County


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The murder charges against two white men accused of killing a black man in Grayson County have been sent to the grand jury.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;


Christy Harden was there the night Garnett "GP" Johnson was burned alive and decapitated.
At first, Harden told police her close friend, Emmett Cressell Junior-- was not involved.
However, she later said Cressell helped carry Johnson's body outside shortly before he was killed.
But Cressell's attorney says the fact his client was one of the first to report the crime proves he wasn't involved, although Harden testified, Cressell smelled of gasoline.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:OBVIOUSLY THERE'S GREAT CONFLICT IN EVIDENCE AND OBVIOUSLY I THINK, AT LEAST AT THIS POINT, MY POSITION'S BEEN BORNE OUT, THAT MAYBE MY MAN'S NOT GUILTY, NOT MAYBE, HE'S NOT GUILTY. ))
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SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney;
OUT Q=not guilty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


Louis Ceparano is the prime suspect, charged with CAPITAL murder.
When police arrived at Ceparano's house, the day of the murder, he was in the yard, near where police found Johnson's head buried.
But his attorneys point the finger at Cressell.
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7S-Appomattox-Murder


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Two teenagers were indicted on murder charges in Appomattox County yesterday.
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SUPER=04-File Tape


Eighteen- year- olds Brandon Wayne Hedrick and Trevor Andrew Jones are accused of abducting, robbing and shooting Lisa Yvonne Crider to death in May.
Police say Hedrick confessed to shooting Crider in the head after she reportedly stole drugs from him.
He's charged with murder in commission of a robbery, abduction and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Hedrick's trial is scheduled for the week of January 5th.. Jones will stand trial in February.
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7covington-river


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TAPE#597-37
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One Alleghany County supervisor wants the temperature of the water in the Jackson River changed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


Nine years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to lower the water temperature flowing out of the Gathright dam.
They said it would make the river a viable trout fishery--
It would also allow the water to accept more biological waste.
Which makes it cheaper for local business Westvaco to do business.
E.C. Dressler says the warm water should be brought back.
He says the cold water stifles tourism, because people can't swim in the river.
Dressler was successful in sparking public debate on the issue, but unsuccessful in getting the rest of the supervisors to vote on the issue.
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7E-Henne


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The payroll in Rocky Mount just got smaller.
The town manager resigned.
The mayor is taking over the administrative duties until other arrangements can be made.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


Town manager Mark Henne (hen-nee) handed in his resignation yesterday with no notice.
The official resignation follows a closed door meeting Monday night with Mayor Broaddus (SHY-vley) Shivley and Vice Mayor (POH-zee) Posey Dillon.
No official explanation has been given for Henne leaving, but the mayor's office has issued a statement saying they will discuss the matter at the next council meeting on Monday.
Until then Shively is acting manager and if he cannot be reached, Vice-Mayor Dillon will serve in the position.
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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Another beautiful day with mostly sunny skies -- highs around 80 degrees.
Tonight looks clear and cooler with nighttime lows in the low to mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS!10/9/97
Thursday:

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No Pictures:

SUPER=130-34/Diane Tyler/Roanoke;



Movie Review 10/10

U-Turn is a bizarre little movie that may not appeal to the average movie goer but will be great fun for a film criticism class to analyze. Oliver Stone uses many of the same film techniques he used in "Natural Born Killers", and this one is just as bloody.
Sean penn is on the run from some bad guys. He's no prince himself. He doesn't think anything could be worse then having his two fingers cut off by thugs, until he breaks down in the Arizona Backwater.
Thats when Darrell, played by Billy Bob Thornton, finds endless ways to keep his car hostage, a local nymphet (Clare Danes) with a psycho boyfriend puts the moves on him, and a local couple tries to hire him to kill each other.
Think "Twin Peaks" meets "Blood Simple" and you have "U-Turn". It gets a C+. Its interesting, ironic and at times symbolic but too bleak and violent to be appealing. cutopen
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55Grayson-County


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The murder case of Garnett Johnson moves forward.
Yesterday a judge sent murder charges against Emmett Cressell Junior and Louis Ceparano to a grand jury.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;


Christy Harden was there the night Johnson was burned alive and decapitated.
At first, Harden told police her close friend, Cressell was not involved.
However, she later said Cressell helped carry Johnson's body outside shortly before he was killed.
But Cressell's attorney says the fact his client was one of the first to report the crime proves he wasn't involved.
Although Harden testified, Cressell smelled of gasoline.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:OBVIOUSLY THERE'S GREAT CONFLICT IN EVIDENCE AND OBVIOUSLY I THINK, AT LEAST AT THIS POINT, MY POSITION'S BEEN BORNE OUT, THAT MAYBE MY MAN'S NOT GUILTY, NOT MAYBE, HE'S NOT GUILTY. ))
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SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney;
OUT Q=not guilty. (DOUBLE OUT)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


Ceparano is the prime suspect, charged with CAPITAL murder.
When police arrived at Ceparano's house, the day of the murder, he was in the yard, near where police found Johnson's head buried.
But his attorneys point the finger at Cressell.
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55E-Gilmore


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TAPE#97-63
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Monday night the candidates for governor met face to face for a debate in Richomd.
And yesterday the spin doctors were at work.
Jim Gilmore defended himself against charges he describes as "despicable."
And Republican prosecutors stepped forward to help him make his case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday Night;


During the debate, Don Beyer repeatedly criticized Gilmore for offering plea agreements to some child molesters, while Gilmore was serving as the Commonwealth's Attorney of Henrico County.
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IN Q=Trying to distort

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: TRYING TO DISTORT MY RECORD IN PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ABSOLUTELY DESPICABLE, AND I THINK COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEYS AND PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE ARE RISING UP AGAINST THAT.))
SUPER=@Gilmore1;
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OUT Q=against that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Three Republican prosecutors from western Virginia joined Gilmore yesterday in Roanoke.
They dismissed Beyer's criticism as inaccurate and unfair.
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IN Q=You've got to look

((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT CO. COMM. ATTORNEY: YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK AT EACH CASE, BUT A CHILD IS USUALLY YOUR WITNESS AND SOMETIMES THEY WON'T TESTIFY. SOMETIMES THE PARENTS DON'T WANT THEM TO TESTIFY. THERE'S A MYRIAD OF REASONS WHY YOU ENTER A PLEA AGREEMENT. AND HIS ATTACK IGNORES THAT.))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Comm. Attorney;
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OUT Q=ignores that.
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Gilmore was in Roanoke to address the Regional Chamber of Commerce. Beyer will speak to the group later this month.
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55E-Beyer-Wilder


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TAPE#97-64
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If Gilmore's publicity cameras had been on Doug Wilder, this might have shown up in a T-V ad for gubernatorial candidate:
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SOT DEBATE 1 08:57:29
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((DOUG WILDER: I THINK THE PUBLIC I THINK IS GREATLY ENHANCED BY HEARING BOTH OF YOU SPEAK ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO FOR VIRGINIA. BECAUSE I DON'T THINK EITHER OF YOU ARE DEMONS. I THINK BOTH OF YOU WOULD SERVE AS GOVERNOR AND WOULD BE EXCELLENT GOVERNORS.))
SUPER=29-Doug Wilder;
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OUT Q=excellent governors.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday Night;


That was the former governor trying to remain the impartial moderator of the debate.
Afterward, he remained coy about any endorsement, even after making it known he'd been pushed by President Clinton to endorse Beyer.
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SOT BEYER 15:28:07
IN Q=I hope that

((DON BEYER: I HOPE THAT HE'LL ENDORSE ME. I'D LOVE TO CAMPAIGN WITH HIM IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. BUT I'M GONNA WIN THIS RACE WITH OR WITHOUT HIM. AND I CANNOT MAKE MY VICTORY AND VIRGINIA'S FUTURE DEPENDENT ON ANY ONE PERSON'S DECISION. Are you counting on it? NO I'M NOT COUNTING ON IT. I WELCOME IT, BUT I'M NOT PLANNING ON IT.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
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OUT Q=planning on it.
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Political analysts say as long as Wilder holds out -- Republican Gilmore picks up credibility with African American voters.
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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Another beautiful day with mostly sunny skies -- highs around 80 degrees.
Tonight looks clear and cooler with nighttime lows in the low to mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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8Grayson-County


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A judge has sent murder charges to a grand jury in the case of two Grayson County white men accused of killing a black acquaintance.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;


Christy Harden was there the night Garnett "GP" Johnson was burned alive and decapitated.
At first, Harden told police her close friend, Emmett Cressell Junior-- was not involved.
However, she later said Cressell helped carry Johnson's body outside shortly before he was killed.
But Cressell's attorney says the fact his client was one of the first to report the crime proves he wasn't involved, although Harden testified, Cressell smelled of gasoline.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:OBVIOUSLY THERE'S GREAT CONFLICT IN EVIDENCE AND OBVIOUSLY I THINK, AT LEAST AT THIS POINT, MY POSITION'S BEEN BORNE OUT, THAT MAYBE MY MAN'S NOT GUILTY, NOT MAYBE, HE'S NOT GUILTY. ))
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SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney;
OUT Q=not guilty.(DOUBLE OUT)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


Louis Ceparano is the prime suspect, charged with CAPITAL murder.
When police arrived at Ceparano's house, the day of the murder, he was in the yard, near where police found Johnson's head buried.
But his attorneys point the finger at Cressell.
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8S-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-66
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A grand jury in Appomattox County indicted two teenagers charged with murder yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


Eighteen- year- olds Brandon Wayne Hedrick and Trevor Andrew Jones are accused of abducting, robbing and shooting Lisa Yvonne Crider to death in May.
Police say Hedrick confessed to shooting Crider in the head after she reportedly stole drugs from him.
He's charged with murder in commission of a robbery, abduction and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Hedrick's trial is scheduled for the week of January 5th.. Jones will stand trial in February.
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8covington-river


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-37
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Is the Jackson River too cold?
That's the opinion of one Alleghany County supervisor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


Nine years ago, the Army Corps of Engineers decided to lower the water temperature flowing out of the Gathright dam.
They said it would make the river a viable trout fishery,
It would also allow the water to accept more biological waste, which makes it cheaper for nearby Westvaco to do business.
E.C. Dressler says the warm water should be brought back.
He says the cold water stifles tourism, because people can't swim in the river.
Dressler was successful in sparking public debate on the issue, but unsuccessful in getting the rest of the supervisors to vote on the issue.
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85-Henne


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Rocky Mount is without a town manager this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape; (95-21)


Yesterday Mark Henne (HENNY) resigned after nearly eight years in office.
The move follows Monday's closed door meeting with the mayor and vice mayor.
Henne could not be reached for comment.
No official explanation has been given for Henne leaving, but the mayor's office has issued a statement saying they will discuss the matter at the next council meeting on Monday.
In 19-95, town council members found liquor bottles in Henne's office, but no action was taken against him.
For now the mayor and vice mayor will fill the duties of the office.
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8E-VMI


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One of the new female rats at V-M-I and a male rat were caught kissing last month in one of the barracks.
The two were discovered under a desk in a dark room in late September.
The action has resulted in campus confinement for the two.
The two rats were also given additional marching duty as punishment.
It is the first known violation of the school's anti fraternization rules.

8weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Another summerlike day with mostly sunny skies -- highs around 80 degrees.
Tonight looks clear and cooler with nighttime lows in the low to mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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