06:00-01

E-Grayson-County

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A grand jury will hear charges against two white men accused of killing a black man in Grayson County.
Teresa Hamilton has details of the case.
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SOT
IN Q=No comment
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape; :07
SUPER=03-Independence; :13
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :34
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Ceparano's Attorney; 1:06
SUPER=01-William Avon Keen/Danville SCLC President; 1:26
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:36
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Grayson Co.

((
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SOT
IN Q=No

((NO COMMENT: ))
RUNS=:01
OUT Q=comment.


Christy Harden was there the night Garnett "GP" Johnson was burned alive and decapitated.
The two, and some friends, had been celebrating her 21st birthday before the night got out of hand.
At first, Harden told police her close friend, Emmett Cressell Junior-- was not involved.
However, 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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SOT
IN Q=

((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. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=not guilty.


Louis Ceparano is the main 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, Jimmy and Bobby Turk are inclined to point the finger at Cressell. And, criticized local authorities for not initially treating Cressell as a suspect.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=junior

((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY:JUNIOR CERTAINLY WAS INVOLVED, TO A GREAT EXTENT, AND BOBBY AND I BOTH FEEL THAT, HE WAS INVOLVED TO THE EXTENT THAT HE VERY LIKELY AND PROBABLY DID COMMIT THIS MURDER. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=this murder


The case has been closely watched by civil rights groups who believe the crime was racially motivated.
Danville's SCLC president was at the hearing.
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SOT
IN Q=Well in

((WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE SCLC PRESIDENT:WELL IN MY MIND, THERE'S NOT ANY QUESTION, BASED ON THE TESTIMONIALS AND THE STATEMENTS THAT WERE MADE. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=were made.

take su
This is not the last we've heard from the two sides.
In the end-- Judge Danny Bird certified both cases to a grand jury.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Grayson County.))

BOMB-found


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Near Sacramento, California the Army today detonated a 24 year old bomb.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roseville, CA;
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=(bomb detonating)
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VO-NAT


The 500 pound explosive was discovered yesterday in a railyard in the town of Roseville.
In 19-73 a trainload of ammunition bound for the Vietnam war exploded at the site.
Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate yesterday, and shortly before today's explosion sheriff's deputies went door to door making sure everyone had left.
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MIDEAST-PEACE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


A U-S official reports Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat have reaffirmed their commitment to work together for peace.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;


The two met early this morning at a border crossing between Israel and the Gaza StriP.
U-S Middle east peace envoy Dennis Ross arranged the meeting, the first between Netanyahu and Arafat in eight months.
Ross says both leaders agreed to meet on a regular basis.
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E-Henne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


People needing to do business with the town manager of Rocky Mount will need to see the mayor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The announcement comes in the wake of town manager Mark Henne (hen-nee) handing in his resignation yesterday with no notice.
The official resignation follows a closed door meeting Monday night with Mayor Broaddus (SHY-vley) Shively 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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Byron


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 97-58)
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Clean campaigning is the order in one central Virginia race.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Republican Kathy Byron vowed she will wage a "clean, positive" campaign against Democrat Kaye Lipscomb.
While she admits things have been fine so far, Byron called on Lipscomb to make the same pledge.
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SOT 10:04:16
IN Q=We just want

((KATHY BYRON/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE JUST WANT TO ASK HER WOULD SHE SIGN THAT SAME PLEDGE.))
SUPER=01-Kathy Byron/(R) House of Delegates Cand.; :00
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=same pledge.
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VO-NAT


Lipscomb could "not" be reached for comment.
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SOT
IN Q=out mailing

(( OUR MAILING IS ALL PREPARED. EVERYTHING FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN IS CLEAN AND STICKING TO THE ISSUES, AND IT'S NOT AN ATTACK ON SOMEONE'S INTEGRITY AND THEIR CHARACTER. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=their character
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VO-NAT


Lipscomb and Byron are running to replace Republican Joyce Crouch, who is stepping down after eight years in Richmond.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roll Cold out of Break

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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Chad Green/Trebark Outfitters; :17
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :34
SUPER=13-John Coleman/Trebark Outfitters; 1:23
RUNS=3:01
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns



tape tosses to stocks Stocks
Comm#2


E-Jackson-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


The temperature of river water in Alleghany County is causing some stir.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=it's the stone wall
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :00
SUPER=01-E. C. Dressler/County Supervisor; :22
SUPER=01-Ricki Carruth/Westvaco; 1:04
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:30
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=news 7 Covington

(( It's the Stone Wall on the Jackson-- the Gathright dam on Moomaw lake.
The Army Corps of Engineers decided nine years ago it would artificially cool the river, by only releasing water from the bottom of the lake.
Supervisor EC "doodlebug" Dressler says the colder water hasn't helped the community.
SOT 6:21:40

((EC DRESSLER/ALLEGHENY SUPERVISOR: WE NEED TO RESTORE THE JACKSON RIVER NOW. AS IT TOOK YEARS TO DISCOVER THE REPERCUSSIONS OF LOWERING THE TEMPERATURE, I FEEL IT WOULD TAKE AS LONG TO COMPLETELY RESTORE IT.))
RUNS=:10


Dressler says the water is now too cold to swim in-- and property owners on the river can't enjoy it.
But three nearby communities all want the water to stay cold.
Irongate, Clifton Forge, and Covington all benefit from the colder water-- Because of the low temperature, it's cheaper to process sewage.
That's because colder water can safely absorb more nutrients than warmer water can.
And nothing is decided in Covington without Westvaco weighing in.
The city's largest company isn't warming up to the idea of warmer water.
SOT 6:41:39

((RICKI D. CARRUTH/WESTVACO: IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AN INCREASE IN 10 DEGREES IN RIVER TEMPERATURE COULD REDUCE BY UP TO 50 PERCENT OUR PERMITTED DISCHARGE LEVELS FOR BIOLOGICAL OXYGEN DEMAND. IN OUR CASE A REDUCTION COULD ONLY BE ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANT CUTBACKS IN MILL OPERATIONS.))
RUNS=:20


Ricki Carruth says the warmer water would lead to reductions in the workforce.
And after three hours of spirited public comment, every supervisor except Dressler said the river should stay the way it is-- and no action was taken.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Covington.))

E-Beyer-Wilder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Wilder


If Jim Gilmore's publicity cameras had been on Doug Wilder, this might have shown up in a T-V ad for the gubernatorial candidate:
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SOT DEBATE 1 08:57:29
IN Q=I think

((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;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=excellent governors.
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VO-NAT
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 the Democrat.
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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;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=planning on it.
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VO-NAT


Political analysts say as long as Wilder holds out -- Republican Gilmore picks up credibility with African American voters.
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E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Monday was debate night and Tuesday was clean up day.
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, 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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SOT
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;
RUNS=:11
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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SOT
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;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=ignores that.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore was in Roanoke to address the Regional Chamber of Commerce. Beyer will speak to the group later this month.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(I'll call for Board)
Fullscreen-ESS=8700



(Steve ad lib segment, then does Weather)



CA-BOMB


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Hundreds of people have been evacuated near Sacramento, California, because of a 500 pound bomb.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roseville, CA;
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=(bomb going off)
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VO-NAT


An army demolition crew detonated the explosive this morning.
It was found near the area where a trainload of wartime bombs exploded 24 years ago.
Authorities say the demolition team used C-4 explosive and blasting caps to set off the bomb.
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ARAFAT-NETANYAHU


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


The Peace process appears to be back on track in the Middle East.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;

4:03:26
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat met early this morning at a border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
U-S Middle east peace envoy Dennis Ross arranged the meeting, the first between the two leaders in eight months.
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SOT

4:03;26
IN Q=it's clear

((DENNIS ROSS:ITS CLEAR THAT THERE IS A POLITICAL PROCESS THATS UNDER WAY TO WORK TOWARDS MUTUAL NEEDS ...GOOD STEP BUT LOTS OF WORK STILL TO BE DONE.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Ross/U.S. Envoy;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=security together
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VO-NAT


Ross says both leaders agreed to meet on a regular basis.
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HS-SHOOTING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police in Pearl, Mississippi say more than one student was involved in last week's rampage in which a boy allegedly killed his mother and fatally shot two classmates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pearl, MS;

4;11:43
Yesterday, six other students pleaded innocent to murder conspiracy charges.
One television report says all six planned to kill students at the high school.
Police have not said what led them to suspect a conspiracy in the shooting spree.
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5-Henne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


Rocky Mount is minus one town manager after a sudden resignation.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape; (95-21)


Yesterday morning Mark Henne (HENNY) announced he's leaving his position after nearly eight years in office.
The resignation follows Monday night's closed door meeting with the mayor and vice mayor.
Henne could not be reached for comment.
In a statement Mayor Broaddus Shively says the matter will be addressed at the next council meeting.
In 19-95, town council members found liquor bottles in Henne's office, but no action was taken against him.
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E-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute has placed two cadets on campus confinement for a month after they were caught kissing each other in the barracks.
The male and female rats were discovered under a desk in a dark room in late September.
The two rats were also given additional marching duty as punishment.
It is the first known violation of the school's anti fraternization rules.

E-Pipe-Band


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=VMI


Women at V-M-I will NOT be the first cadets to march in skirts.
Keith Humphry reports there's a contingent of men who wear military-issue KILTS.
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SOT
IN Q=(nat sot) Some of the
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Lee Pitts/VMI Piper; :04
SUPER=01-John Wilcox/Pipe Sergeant; :35
SUPER=01-Ryan Betton/VMI Band Co. Commander; 1:09
SUPER=01-Col. John Brodie/VMI Band Director; 1:18
SUPER=01-Eric Sims/VMI Drummer; 1:38
RUNS=1:53
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((((SOME OF THE CORPS GIVE US A REAL HARD TIME- -SKIRTS, KILTS- -THE ONLY CONNECTION WE SAY IS THE "K" BETWEEN A SKIRT AND A KILT.))
RUNS=:07


V-M-I now has it's own pipe band.
NAT SOT 11:41:50

((PIPE BAND, BY THE CENTER, QUICK MARCH))
RUNS=:05


Bagpipes were incorporated into the regimental band last Spring... by the direction of Superintendent Josiah Bunting.
The idea was well received by a corps replete with Scottish heritage.
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SOT 11:16:301
IN Q=

((YOU GET A LOT OF MCDERMITS AND MCDEARMONS, A LOT OF MACS AND MICS RUNNING AROUND BARRACKS. THERE'S A GOOD DEAL OF SCOTTISH OR IRISH HISTORY. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=


There was only one cadet in the corps who'd ever thought of playing bagpipes before, so these pipers were made not born into it.
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SOT 11:24:45
IN Q=

((A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN PLAY THE PIPES, BUT TO MAKE IT SOUND THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO SOUND IS HARD TO DO.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=


NAT Break
The Pipe Band has gotten limited exposure, but has been well received... SO well that it may prove to be a good source of income.
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SOT 11:34:58
IN Q=

((IT'S GONE SO FAR AS WE'VE HAD ALUMNI CALL TO SAY HE WANTS A SWATCH OF THE PLAID FOR HIS COUCH IN HIS LIVING ROOM, SO.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=



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SOT 12:01:40
IN Q=

((What do you do with that? Are you in the business of selling tartans? WELL, WE'RE TRYING TO GET THE BOLT FROM SCOTLAND, THE BOLT OF CLOTH THAT THEY MADE THE KILTS FROM GET IT OVER HERE IN AMERICA. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=


Colonel Brodie says he's had alumni write him checks on the spot when they're told the band needs travel money or equipment.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:52:15
IN Q=

((THEY'RE REAL IMPRESSED TO SEE US OUT THERE. I GUESS IT'S KIND OF ODD TO SEE MEN RUNNING AROUND IN KILTS, TOO. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=



(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:52:43
IN Q=

((WE WORE THEM. I GUESS THE GIRLS THIS YEAR DON'T EVEN HAVE THEIR KILTS YET, I MEAN THEIR SKIRTS YET. I GUESS WE WORE SKIRTS BEFORE THEY DID, IN A WAY, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS PRETTY FUNNY. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=pretty darn funny.


And they do it with grace, amazingly.
NAT SOT: Amazing Grace

KH> News 7.))

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roll Cold out of Break
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Jason Reger/Trebark Outfitters; :16
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :22
SUPER=13-Jim Crumley/Trebark Founder ; 1:48
RUNS=2:59
OUT Q=It has become a fashion statement


Steve Live

(Toss to Mel)


Grayson-County


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-62)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


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.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((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. ))
RUNS=:10
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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covington-river


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


One Alleghany County supervisor says the Jackson River is too cool.
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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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ICKES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


A White House lawyer goes before a grand jury today to testify about videotapes of President Clinton's coffees.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-White House Video;


The tapes were turned over to Congressional and Justice Department attorneys last week -- despite a subpoena for fund-raising material served in July.
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;

4:07:38
Meantime, Former White House aid Harold Ickes appears again today before the Senate Panel investigating campaign finances.
Republicans are expected to attack his claim that no laws were broken by the President or Vice President in their fund-raising activities.
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S-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A grand jury in Appomattox County indicted two teenagers charged with murder yesterday.
(----------------)
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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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=rail merger


Union leaders have pledged to fight the ten-billion dollar plan to carve up Conrail.
A-F-L- C-I-O leaders in Washington yesterday discussed the proposed split of Conrail by C-S-X and Norfolk Southern.
The officials said the deal puts railroad workers at risk as their companies get bigger and the potential for accidents increases.
Labor also is concerned that the two buyers expect to eliminate two-thousand jobs.
The proposed deal is under review by the federal Surface Transportation Board.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In sports,
Moises Alou's bat and Atlanta's faulty glovework allowed Florida to take game one of the N-L-C-S over the Braves.
For all of yesterday's sports results, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0092-j/Florida/5//Atlanta/3//Marlins Lead Series 1-0/;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Dallas/4//Buffalo/2////Los Angeles/3//Carolina/3//Final In OT/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Colorado/3//Boston/2///j/Toronto/2//Calgary/1///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Ottawa/1//San Jose/0///;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0099-j/Floyd

Co./59//Shawsville/39///j/Blacksburg/57//Christiansburg/37//Casey Beamer - 20 pts./;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0099-j/Bassett/60//Magna Vista/57//Bengals 12 &

2//Radford/36/j/Glenvar/66///;
SUPER=x5017;
SUPER=0095-j/Lynchburg/3//Sweet Briar/0//Women's

Soccer//UNC-Asheville/0/j/Radford/3//Men's Soccer/;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OC-...LAST SCORE."