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7E-Strickler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Yesterday, a federal judge granted death row inmate Tommy David Strickler a new trial.
The state already said it will appeal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Augusta Co./File Tape;


Strickler got the death sentence for the 19-90 abduction and murder of Roanoke resident and James Madison University student Leann Whitlock.
His co-defendant got a life sentence.
Strickler was convicted for bashing Whitlock's head with a 70-pound rock.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


Federal Judge Robert Merhige ("MARRIAGE") ruled yesterday that whether in "good faith or bad" files pertinent to Strickler's case were "suppressed" by the prosecutor in Augusta County.
The Attorney General's office is appealing the ruling.

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Leann Whitlock's family members say they're hoping and praying for strength to make it through another trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


They're still dealing with the loss of their daughter.
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SOT 8:48:36
IN Q=BUT TO GO THROUGH

((BUT TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN, IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT MORE. AND WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT THE FIRST TIME. AND I'M PRAYING AND HOPING THAT WE WOULD HAVE SUPPORT FAMILY AND FRIENDS, IF WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH A RETRIAL. ))
SUPER=07-Esther Whitlock;
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VO-NAT


The Whitlocks heard about the conviction being overturned last night-- Today they're trying to learn more about the situation.
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7E-Sex-Offender


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Richard Maulick


Some angry parents in the Botetourt County community of Cloverdale want their new neighbor to pack up and move out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Forty-seven- year- old Richard Maulick came to the area last month to start fresh after serving a 12 year prison sentence.
Maulick was convicted in 19-85 of sodomy and aggravated sexual battery against his daughter.
He claims the accusations were trumped up by his former wife to gain custody of their three children...but he pleaded guilty to the charges.
Now some residents are passing out flyers with Maulick's picture warning he's a criminal.
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SOT 15:49:58
IN Q=Why in

((PAT DEEL:WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD WE...WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT. Sheriff Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. ))
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SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :11
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VO-NAT


Several neighbors say they'd like to see state law changed so communities are notified when a convicted child molester moves to town.
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7E-NS-Building


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


The city of Roanoke and students in the area are getting some help from Norfolk Southern.
The railroad is donating three buildings, including the offices that will house a new higher education center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Norfolk Southern vacated the buildings in 19-92.
With plans for the education center now taking shape, the railroad is donating the buildings to a downtown Roanoke foundation.
State Senator John Edwards has spearheaded support for the center and says the railroad's gift is an important step.
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IN Q=The architecture school

((THE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL AT VIRGINIA TECH HAS LOOKED AT THEM AND SAID YOU NEED TO PRESERVE THEM, THEIR HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE, AND THIS IS A WAY TO MAKE SURE THESE BUILDINGS LIVE ON AND HAVE A NEW LIFE NOW THAT NORFOLK SOUTHERN HAS MOVED OUT OF THEM.))
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VO-NAT


The gift also includes the old passenger station which has its own sentimental and historic significance.
Plans for the station are not complete, but the building will likely serve as a visitors center.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast... Look for partly sunny skies and chilly temperatures highs only reaching near 60.
Tonight looks mostly cloudy with nighttime lows in the mid to upper 40's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS!! 10/17/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-20/Libby Thurman;



SUPER=130-3/Tyler Wilmoth/Vinton;



SUPER=Kimberly Joyce/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-7/Travis Underwood/Rocky Mount;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-50/Linda Oakes/Cascade;



SUPER=130-Doris Moore/Bassett;


Saturday: 10/18/97

SUPER=130-1/Tyler George/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-8/Katie Conover/Dry Fork;



SUPER=130-4/Ian Reed/Hardy;



SUPER=130-Connie Scott/Natural Bridge;



SUPER=130-12/Ashley Stump/Salem;



SUPER=130-10/Ashley Jones/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-15/Jarrett Motley/Chatam;



SUPER=130-91/Mom/Brookneal;



SUPER=130-15/Jane Workinger/Bassett;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-Buddy Arangton/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-53/Leonard Dalton Nichols/Rocky Mount;

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55E-Strickler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales

A judge has overturned a capital murder conviction in the death of a James Madison University student.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Augusta Co./File Tape;


Tommy David Strickler received the capital murder conviction for the 19-90 abduction and murder of Roanoke resident and J-M-U student Leann Whitlock.
His co-defendant was handed a life sentence.
Strickler was convicted for bashing Whitlock's head with a 70-pound rock.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


Federal Judge Robert Merhige ("MARRIAGE") said yesterday prosecutors withheld key information from defense lawyers for strickler.
The Attorney General's office is appealing the ruling.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


Even though it's been seven years, Whitlock's family members say they're still having a tough time coping with their daughter's death.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And they're worried ANOTHER trial will be just as tough.
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SOT 8:48:36
IN Q=BUT TO GO THROUGH

((BUT TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN, IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT MORE. AND WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT THE FIRST TIME. AND I'M PRAYING AND HOPING THAT WE WOULD HAVE SUPPORT FAMILY AND FRIENDS, IF WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH A RETRIAL. ))
SUPER=07-Esther Whitlock;
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VO-NAT


The Whitlocks heard about the conviction being overturned last night-- Today they'll trying to learn more about the situation.
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55E-Kast


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Giles County prosecutor Garland Spangler is trying to retry a rape case.
It's the same case he's accused of botching the first time.
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VO-NAT


Charges against Cory Kast were dropped over the summer after Spangler failed to prosecute the case in a timely fashion.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./August;


Now Spangler is trying to bring the case back to court.
He recently obtained direct indictments against Kast on five NEW charges-- including robbery and abduction.
The alleged victim is cautiously optimistic.
Renee Trump spoke to NEWS 7, by phone, from her West Virginia home.
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IN Q=Even though

((RENEE TRUMP/RAPE VICTIM:EVEN THOUGH THAT, GARLAND SPANGLER DIDN'T DO HIS JOB AND EVERYTHING, I STILL THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. ))
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VO-NAT


There's a chance the new indictments won't stick-- because the law prohibits a defendant from being tried twice for the same crime.
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55E-Amherst-Robbery


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=None


Amherst County authorities have a suspect in connection with the beating and robbery of two elderly brothers Monday night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.


Seventy-eight- year- old Lucian Mantiply and his 95- year- old brother Cyrus were attacked in their Madison Heights home.
Acting on phone tips, police arrested 25- year- old Joseph Daniel Tyree, a construction worker who lives less than a quarter mile from the Mantiply home.
Police say they found some of the stolen items in Tyree's house.
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SOT 12:10:30
IN Q=After speaking

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: AFTER SPEAKING TO HIM AND LOOKING THROUGH THE RESIDENCE, WE RECOVERED SEVERAL ITEMS THAT WERE LINKED TO THE MANTIPLY RESIDENCE AS WELL AS A FLASHLIGHT THAT HAD BEEN TAKEN FROM A VEHICLE THE SAME PARTICULAR NIGHT.))
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Both brothers are listed in satisfactory condition.
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55Tech-E-Mail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=va tech


Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen has responded to a fraternity E-mail message was racially offensive.
The E-mail was circulated by a fraternity student to other members of the fraternity.
A black fraternity member who got the message complained to professors, and eventually about 100 black students saw the posting.
Torgersen's wrote an open letter denoucing the e-mail and appealing for a commitment to a diverse campus community.

55weather


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Taking a moment now to check Thursday's forecast--
Partly sunny and cool today, with highs around 60.
Turning mostly cloudy by tonight.
Lows falling into the upper 40s.
Clouds and showers are forecast for the weekend...
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8E-Strickler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


He's sitting on death row-- but he may get a reprieve.
Yesterday a federal judge granted death row inmate Tommy David Strickler a new trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Augusta Co./File Tape;


Strickler got the death sentence for the 19-90 abduction and murder of Roanoke resident and James Madison University student Leann Whitlock.
His co-defendant got a life sentence.
Strickler was convicted for bashing Whitlock's head with a 70-pound rock.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


Federal Judge Robert Merhige ("MARRIAGE") ruled yesterday that whether in "good faith or bad" files pertinent to Strickler's case were "suppressed" by the prosecutor in Augusta County.

8family-strickler


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


Although seven years have passed since her murder, Leann Whitlock's family is still having trouble dealing with it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And they're worried another trial will be just as tough.
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SOT 8:48:36
IN Q=BUT TO GO THROUGH

((BUT TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN, IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT MORE. AND WE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT THE FIRST TIME. AND I'M PRAYING AND HOPING THAT WE WOULD HAVE SUPPORT FAMILY AND FRIENDS, IF WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH A RETRIAL. ))
SUPER=07-Esther Whitlock;
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OUT Q=THROUGH A RETRIAL
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VO-NAT


The Whitlocks heard about the conviction being overturned last night-- Today they're trying to learn more about the situation.
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8E-Sex-Offender


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Richard Maulick


Some Cloverdale residents are NOT exactly rolling out the welcome mat for their new neighbor, a convicted child molester.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Forty-seven- year- old Richard Maulick came to the area last month to start fresh after serving a 12 year prison sentence.
Maulick was convicted in 19-85 of sodomy and aggravated sexual battery against his daughter.
He claims the accusations were trumped up by his former wife to gain custody of their three children...but he pleaded guilty to the charges.
Now some residents are passing out flyers with Maulick's picture warning he's a criminal.
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SOT 15:49:58
IN Q=Why in

((PAT DEEL:WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD WE...WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT. Sheriff Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Deel/Maulick's Landlord; :00
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :11
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OUT Q=all the facts
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VO-NAT


Several neighbors say they'd like to see state law changed so communities are notified when a convicted child molester moves to town.
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8E-NS-Building


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern is making a contribution to education in the Roanoke Valley.
N-S is donating three buildings, including the offices that will house a new higher education center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Norfolk Southern vacated the buildings in 19-92.
With plans for the education center now taking shape, the railroad is donating the buildings to a downtown Roanoke foundation.
State Senator John Edwards has spearheaded support for the center and says the railroad's gift is an important step.
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IN Q=The architecture school

((THE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL AT VIRGINIA TECH HAS LOOKED AT THEM AND SAID YOU NEED TO PRESERVE THEM, THEIR HISTORIC AND ARCHITECTURAL SIGNIFICANCE, AND THIS IS A WAY TO MAKE SURE THESE BUILDINGS LIVE ON AND HAVE A NEW LIFE NOW THAT NORFOLK SOUTHERN HAS MOVED OUT OF THEM.))
SUPER=@Edwards;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=moved out of them.
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VO-NAT


The gift also includes the old passenger station which has its own sentimental and historic significance.
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8Tech-E-Mail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=va tech


Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen is showing his disapproval over a racially offensive E-mail message that was circulated.
The E-mail was circulated by a fraternity student to other members of the fraternity.
A black fraternity member who got the message complained to professors, and eventually about 100 black students saw the posting.
Torgersen's letter asked for a commitment to a diverse campus community.

8weather


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Turning now to weather--
Look for partial sunshine today, and chilly high temperatures around 60.
Mostly cloudy overnight, with lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Checking the long range forecast...
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