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7E-Walton


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TAPE#97-67
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An 18- year- old Danville man entered a guilty plea in court yesterday to charges he murdered three people last year.
He could face the death penalty.
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Police say Percy Levar Walton killed and robbed an elderly couple and a 33- year- old man last November.
Police found Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick dead in their north Danville condominium.
Later that week, Archie Moore was found in a nearby apartment, stuffed inside a closet.
All three victims had been shot in the head and wrapped in sheets.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller says Walton sprayed one corpse with cologne to hide the stench and later told fellow prisoners about the crime.
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7E-Centerville


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=annexation


There's a battle going on in Halifax County between South Boston and Centerville.
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South Boston is hungry for the profits in Centerville-- and wants to make the area part of South Boston.
Since Tuesday night, more than 200 people signed petitions against that idea.
They say South Boston should cut costs first -- by merging 9-1-1 services with the county and neighboring town of Halifax.
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((BIGGY HUNT/BUSINESSMAN: THE PETITION IS STRICTLY ASKING THESE PEOPLE BY THESE RESIDENTS TO SIT DOWN AND CONSOLIDATE. GET OUR TAXES DOWN.))
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If these petitions do not keep South Boston at bay, Hunt says, Centerville might become a town itself.
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South Boston's town manager declined to comment until he sees the petitions.

7E-Spong


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TAPE#97-70
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Virginians are remembering former U-S Senator William Spong Junior, who died yesterday of a ruptured aneurysm.
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Spong experienced chest pains yesterday morning and was taken to the hospital where he died shortly before noon.
Spong represented Virginia in the Senate beginning in 19-66.
He served just one term before losing in 19-72 to Republican Bill Scott.
Spong never sought public office again.
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He was also dean of the School of Law at William and Mary and a past president of Old Dominion University.
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Senator John Warner called Spong a man of unquestioned integrity and leadership.
William Spong was 77.


75-Dolan-Earley


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TAPE#597-46
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Abortion has moved to the fore-front in the race for Virginia's attorney general.
Democratic candidate Bill Dolan is calling attention to the 19-92 national Republican party platform, which republican candidate Mark Earley helped write.
It calls for an amendment to the Constitution banning abortion.
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But Earley says it's silly to say that could be done in Virginia.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY: AS ATTORNEY GENERAL WE TAKE AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE LAW OF THE LAND. I'LL DO THAT. I'VE DONE THAT FOR TEN YEARS. BUT I'M GONNA CONTINUE TO WORK ON PARENTAL NOTIFICATION AND A BAN ON PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION.))
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((BILL DOLAN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT AN ATTORNEY GENERAL BELIEVES MATTERS. AND MARK BELIEVES THAT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE AMENDED TO BAN ALL ABORTIONS. AND THAT INCLUDES ABORTIONS IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST.))
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Dolan says the attorney general has great powers to issue opinions and could influence anti-abortion legislation if the Supreme Court allowed it.
SS=ABORTION


Earley says the more relevant question is if Dolan will defend the parental notification law in court.
Dolan says he's for the concept, but NOT the exact law Virginia passed.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... Another warm day on the way with highs in the low to mid 80's with partly sunny skies.
Tonight look cooler with a chance for a shower. Nighttime lows int he upper 50's to the low 60's.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 10/10/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-48/Margaret Thomas/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-3/Brooke Dinwiddie/Thaxton;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-38th/Bobby & Marie Shively/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-88/Erma Sowers/Salem;



SUPER=130-7/Brittany Lafon/Pearisburg;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-11th/John & Gloria Samuel/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-13/Ryan Adkins/Galax;



SUPER=130-69/Charles Surber/Wirtz;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-17/Robbie King/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-9/Joey Hartman/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-92/Edith Lewis/Covington;



SUPER=130-41/Doretha Brooks/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-13/John Martin/Moneta;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Claudine Woody/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-19/Melissa Simpkins/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-82/Gladys Manual/Altavista;

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555-Walton


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TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


A Danville teen could end up on Virginia's death row after pleading guilty to three murders.
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Percy Levar Walton admitted to killing and robbed a 33- year- old man and an elderly couple last November.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller says Walton sprayed cologne on one corpse to cover up the smell.
And he says Walton told fellow prisoners about committing the murders.
Walton will be sentenced later this month.
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555-Reform-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


The Virginia Reform party is striking back after it was excluded from Monday's gubnatorial debate.
The party is seeking legal help from the A-C-L-U.
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The reform party grew out of Ross Perot's presidential bid.
It has nominated two candidates for statewide office... after its original standard- bearers dropped out.
Sue Harris DeBauche (de-BUSH) runs a day care center in Henry County -- and her name is on the ballot for governor.
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((DON'T LET A FEW DIEHARD REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS WHO LITERALLY, I BELIEVE, WOULD VOTE FOR MICKEY MOUSE AND DONALD DUCK IF THEY WERE RUNNING ON THOSE TWO PARTIES-- THEY WOULD LITERALLY VOTE FOR THEM. THEY WOULD HAVE SOME VOTES. AND THERE WOULD BE NO BRAIN POWER HERE AS TO WHETHER THOSE PEOPLE, THOSE ENTITIES, ARE FICTITIOUS OR REAL.))
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DeBauche (de-BUSH) needs ten percent of the vote for the Reform party to stay on Virginia ballots.
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55E-Centerville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=annexation


Is south Boston getting land greedy?
Some Halifax County residents think so.
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South Boston is hungry for the profits in Centerville-- and wants to make the area part of South Boston.
Since Tuesday night, more than 200 people signed petitions against that idea.
They say South Boston should cut costs first -- by merging 9-1-1 services with the county and neighboring town of Halifax.
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((BIGGY HUNT/BUSINESSMAN: THE PETITION IS STRICTLY ASKING THESE PEOPLE BY THESE RESIDENTS TO SIT DOWN AND CONSOLIDATE. GET OUR TAXES DOWN.))
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If these petitions do not keep South Boston at bay, Hunt says, Centerville might become a town itself.
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South Boston's town manager declined to comment until he sees the petitions.

555-backup-Flu


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TAPE# 597-44
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Scientists around the world are keeping an eye on a Hong Kong influenza virus.
It APPEARS to be very similar to several strains that killed millions of people earlier this century-- but no one's prepared yet to say this virus will be that deadly.
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Regardless-- doctors in the U-S are urging people to get a flu shot.
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((DR. STEVEN MOSTOW/ROSE MEDICAL CENTER: IS THE VACCINE EFFECTIVE? IN ABOUT 70% OF ADULTS WHO GET THE VACCINE, THERE WILL BE NO INFECTION IF THEY'RE EXPOSED TO INFLUENZA. IN THE 30% NOT COMPLETELY PROTECTED, IT IS A MUCH MILDER ILLNESS.))
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((DR. GREGORY POLAND/MAYO CLINIC: WE MUST GET THE MESSAGE OUT THAT THIS VACCINE SAVES LIVES, PREVENTS SUFFERING, IS READILY AVAILABLE AND IS FREE, AT LEAST TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES. ))
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The Flu infects an estimated 25 million Americans each year, killing at least 20-to-40 thousand.
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55weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... You can expect another mild October day with highs in the low to mid 80's with partly sunny skies.
Tonight look cooler with a chance for a shower. Nighttime lows int he upper 50's to the low 60's.
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8E-Walton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


An 18 year old Danville man has admitted to killing three people last year.
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VO-NAT
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Percy Levar Walton pleaded guilty yesterday to killing and robbing an elderly couple and a 33- year- old man.
Police found Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick dead in their north Danville condominium last November.
Later that week, Archie Moore was found in a nearby apartment, stuffed inside a closet.
All three victims had been shot in the head and wrapped in sheets.
Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller says Walton sprayed one corpse with cologne to hide the stench and later told fellow prisoners about the crime.
Walton could receive the death penalty when he is sentenced at the end of the month.
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8E-Spong


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-70
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Friends, family and state politicians are mourning the loss of Former U-S Senator William Spong Junior.
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He died yesterday of a ruptured aneurysm.
Spong served in the Senate in 19-66.
He was defeated for re- election in 19-72 by Republican Bill Scott and never sought public office again.
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He was also dean of the School of Law at William and Mary and a past president of Old Dominion University.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Warner


Senator John Warner called Spong a man of unquestioned integrity and leadership.
William Spong was 77.


8S-Reform-Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


A third-party candidate for governor may be taking legal action because she was not invited to Monday night's gubnatorial debate.
Sue Harris DeBauche's (de-BUSH'S) chances of moving into the Governor's mansion may be slim,
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but if she can pick up ten percent of the vote, she will keep the Reform Party of Virginia on the ballot NEXT year.
The Henry County day care worker is
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is seeking help from the American Civil Liberties Union.
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((SUE HARRIS DEBAUCHE/VA. REFORM PARTY: WHERE DID IT BECOME OKAY TO EXCLUDE YOU AS CITIZENS AND ME AS A CANDIDATE, WHO WORKED VERY HARD TO GET TO THIS POSITION, INTO THE POLITICAL ARENA? WHEN DID BECOME ALRIGHT FOR THE TWO PARTIES TO MONOPOLIZE EVERYTHING.))
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DeBauche (de-BUSH) and Lieutenant Governor candidate Bradley Evans are the first third-party candidates in Virginia history to actually have their names listed on the ballot in a statewide race.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Campaign 97


Virginia ballots have NO party affiliation listed next to candidates' names.
Sue Harris DeBauche's name will be listed above Jim Gilmore's and Don Beyer's on the ballot.

85-Dolan-Earley


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-46
GRAPHIC=EARLEY


The Democratic candidate for attorney General, Bill Dolan, is putting the abortion issue at the forefont of the campaign
He says his opponent helped write the 19-92 national Republican party platform on abortion which calls for an amendment to the Constitution banning abortion.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Earley says it's silly to say that could be done in Virginia.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY: AS ATTORNEY GENERAL WE TAKE AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE LAW OF THE LAND. I'LL DO THAT. I'VE DONE THAT FOR TEN YEARS. BUT I'M GONNA CONTINUE TO WORK ON PARENTAL NOTIFICATION AND A BAN ON PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION.))
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((BILL DOLAN/D-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT AN ATTORNEY GENERAL BELIEVES MATTERS. AND MARK BELIEVES THAT THE U.S. CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE AMENDED TO BAN ALL ABORTIONS. AND THAT INCLUDES ABORTIONS IN CASES OF RAPE OR INCEST.))
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Dolan says the attorney general has great powers to issue opinions and could influence anti-abortion legislation if the Supreme Court allowed it.
SS=ABORTION


Earley says the more relavent question is if Dolan will defend the parental notification law in court.
Dolan says he's for the concept, but NOT the exact law Virginia passed.

8weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... It doesn't seem like fall with another mild day with highs in the low to mid 80's and partly sunny skies.
Tonight look cooler with a chance for a shower. Nighttime lows int he upper 50's to the low 60's.
And taking a look ahead...
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