12:00-01

E-Strickler

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


Seven years ago Tommy David Strickler was sentenced to die for killing a James Madison University student.
Yesterday a federal judge granted him a new trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Augusta Co./File Tape;


Strickler was convicted of the murder, abduction and robbery of Roanoke resident Leanne Whitlock, who was taken from a shopping mall parking lot in January 19-90.
Her nude body was found about a week later.
Strickler was convicted of bashing her head with a 70-pound rock.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


U-S District Judge Robert Merhige ("MARRIAGE") said prosecutors withheld key information from Strickler's defense lawyers.
The Attorney General's office is appealing the ruling.

Whitlock


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-75)
GRAPHIC=None

**ANCHOR TAG***
A phone call alerted Whitlock family members to the possibility of a new trial.
They say they were caught off guard.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=It's not too
SUPER=01-Edward Whitlock/Victim's Father; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10
SUPER=01-Esther Whitlock/Victim's Mother; :23
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=AF, N7, Roanoke

((
SOT 8:44:04

((EDWARD WHITLOCK: IT'S NOT TOO PLEASANT, I CAN TELL YOU THAT. IT'S RIGHT HARD. ))
RUNS=:09


The Whitlocks say they've been trying to put their daughter's death behind them and continue with their lives.
It's been more than seven years since the trial--
And the prospect of reliving it all over again is almost too much to bear.
SOT 8;48:10

((ESTHER WHITLOCK: IT WAS VERY TOUGH, IT TOOK IT'S TOLL ON BOTH OF US, TO HEAR THE EVIDENCE AS IT WAS PRESENTED THEN. AND WE FELT THE VERDICT WAS JUST, AND WE WERE PLEASED WITH IT. AND WE LEARNED TO LIVE WITH IT-- WE CAN'T CHANGE THE RESULTS. WE CAN'T BRING OUR DAUGHTER BACK. ))
RUNS=:24

AF, N7, Roanoke))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The Whitlocks say the evidence was all presented in the original trial, so they're hoping the attorney general's office is able to overturn yesterday's ruling, and keep Tommy Strickler on death row.

E-Kast


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A suspect's right to a speedy trial came between Giles County prosecutor Garland Spangler and a rape case the first time.
Now he wants to try Cory Kast again.
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VO-NAT


The original charges 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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SOT
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. ))
SUPER=02-Renee Trump/Rape Victim; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=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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B'burg-Shoot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Blacksburg police officer acted reasonably when he fired at a plain clothes officer during a homicide investigation outside a downtown night spot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 31;


That's according to police Chief Bill Brown who says the uniformed officer believed he was in imminent danger when he fired.
The incident happened while officers were searching for suspects shortly after a man was shot and killed inside Arnolds Restaurant.
Brown says the plain clothes officer had his weapon drawn and pointed in the direction of the uniformed officer.
The non-uniformed officer was not struck.
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Pittsylvania-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=accident


Two men are hospitalized after a head-on collision early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Police say Harry Lilly of Danville was driving southbound on Mount Cross Road when he crossed into the oncoming lane and hit a milk truck head-on.
Rescue workers spent almost two hours trying to free Lilly.
The driver of the truck, 35- year- old Timothy (Herp) Hearp of Danville is in stable condition.
Lilly was flown to Duke Hospital and is in the operating room in critical condition.
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Beyer-Gilmore


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


Virginia's two main candidates for Governor seem to be having some trouble nailing down their stance on some issues.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer met yesterday in their final debate.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=20 hours
SUPER=@Gilmore; :07
SUPER=03-McLean; :24
SUPER=@Beyer1; :38
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:11
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Mclean.

(( 20 hours is a lifetime in gubernatorial politics.
At 6pm Tuesday, this aired on TV.
SOT 36:16

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK A SPOUSAL NOTIFICATION WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD REQUIRE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.))
RUNS=:04


Then 20 hours later:
SOT 13:21:05

((JIM GILMORE: NO I DON'T SUPPORT IT. I DON'T SUPPORT A SPOUSAL NOTIFICATION BILL... BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I THINK FRANKLY.))
RUNS=:07


The bad news for Virginia's former attorney general -- the abortion measure was ruled UNconstitutional five years ago.
SOT 13:16:50

((JIM GILMORE: BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS I DID CONSIDER IT. AFTER THAT INTERVIEW I WENT BACK AND READ THE CASEY DECISION OVER AGAIN. AND THE FACT IS IT'S ABSOLUTELY UNCONSTITUTIONAL SO IT'S REALLY NOT AN ISSUE.))
runs=:10



SOT 13:18:22

((DON BEYER: ONE SUPREME COURT VOTE CHANGES, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE THINGS JIM WANTS TO DO BECOME PERMISSIBLE.))
RUNS=:07


But Gilmore wasn't the only one with a weak spot.
Beyer said this week he would favor allowing local or regional politicians to raise their own taxes.
SOT 13:14:22

((DON BEYER: IF IT IS THE WILL OF THIS REGION TO BAND TOGETHER WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, THEN I WILL NOT STAND IN THE WAY.))
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SOT 13:15:02

((JIM GILMORE: THE ANSWER IS NO. WITH RESPECT TO ADDITIONAL REFERENDUMS TO RAISE TAXES. BUT LET ME ALSO POINT OUT THAT THERE'S A HAUNTING PHRASE THAT'S OUT THERE "BUILDING THE POLITICAL WILL.))
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SOT STANDUP

((THIS IS THE LAST SCHEDULED DEBATE FOR THESE TWO. IT WILL NOT BE SEEN EXCEPT IN EXCERPTS OUTSIDE NORTHERN VIRGINIA. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, MCLEAN.))
RUNS=:10))


McKinney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The man who until recently held the top enlisted post in the U-S Army was arraigned today on Sexual Misconduct charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Belvoir;

11:00:40
Gene Mckinney's court martial date was set for January 6th.
Six woman are accusing McKinney of sexual harassment.
He faces a total of 20 charges.
At his arraignment today, Mckinney requested a trial by a military jury that includes two-thirds enlisted members.
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REES-SUIT


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


The body guard who survived the crash that killed Princess Diana reportedly has filed a lawsuit over the accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Under French law that means Trevor Rees-Jones could seek damages from whomever is ultimately found responsible for the crash.
The move also means Rees-Jones could no longer be questioned by crash investigators unless his lawyer is present.
So far, no one had been charged in the crash, but prosecutors are investigating several theories.
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FARRAKHAN


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


Today marks the second anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington D-C.
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VO-NAT

10;08:40
Controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has asked black Americans to remember it by staying home from work and school.
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SOT
IN Q=

((FARRAKHAN:WE TODAY, ARE BEING ASKED TO OBSERVE A TIME OF ATONEMENT AND TO CALL THIS NATION TO REPENTANCE H WE WILL FAST, NO FOOD, NO WATER, WE WILL PRAY. NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, NO PLAYING OF GAMES OF CHANCE, NO DRINKING, NO SMOKING, NOTHING THAT IS CONSIDERED A SIN... ))
SUPER=01-Louis Farrakhan/Nation of Islam Leader;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=that is considered a sin.
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VO-NAT


Farrakhan says more than 100 cities will have events marking the day.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is honoring Argentina for its dedication to peace- keeping around the world.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buenos Aires;


Beginning a long day of meetings and ceremonies in Buenos Aires, Mr. Clinton laid a wreath at a statue of General Jose de San Martin (hoh-ZAY' day san mahr-TEEN'), the great Argentine independence hero.
Mr. Clinton thanked Argentines for serving in some 16 peace-keeping missions -- from Haiti to Bosnia.
Later today, the President will answer questions at a televised town hall meeting that will be broadcast throughout the hemisphere.
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Tech-E-Mail


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


A racially offensive E-mail message is drawing criticism from Virginia Tech President Paul Torgersen.
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 open letter to the university on the subject asked for a commitment to a diverse campus community.

Future


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=NONE


Satellite and movie systems of the future were among the numerous gadgets on display.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Audiotronics paired with Sony to hold a few informal presentations at their store-- giving some a behind-the-scenes look at soon-to-exist audio and video technologies.
Sony spokesman Sean Blake says industry buzzwords such as D-V-D, D-S-S, and Web-TV can be confusing.
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SOT 08:03:46
IN Q= Web TV

((SEAN BLAKE/SONY CORP.: WEB TV IS A DEVICE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SURF THE INTERNET THROUGH YOUR TV SET. DVD WHICH HAS BEEN KNOWN AS DIGITAL VIDEO DISK, OR DIGITAL VERSATILE DISK, DEPENDING ON WHICH CAMP YOU'RE IN. UM, THEY'RE ALL HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS. WAYS OF RECORDING INFORMATION DIGITALLY, OR PLAYING BACK FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT ENJOYMENT.))
SUPER=01-Sean Blake/Sony Corp.; :
RUNS=:20
OUT Q= your entertainment enjoyment.
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VO-NAT


In the near future, Blake predicts everything from TV to photographs will have an all-digital format.
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E-M'ville-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer


Martinsville Hospital is planning a new Breast Care Center that may make things easier for breast cancer patients in the Martinsville area. They frequently
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;

seek treatment away from home.
The hospital director says women will no longer have to wait weeks for appointments, treatment or test results.
Currently, women must leave town to find the latest breast cancer technology.
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SOT 23:08:26
IN Q=There are 83 people

((ELIZABETH HASKELL/CITY COUNCIL: THERE ARE 83 PEOPLE IN MARTINSVILLE AND HENRY COUNTY THAT WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER THIS YEAR. WHO KNOWS HOW MANY MORE ARE OUT THERE THAT JUST HAVEN'T HAD THEIR MAMMOGRAM? SO WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT IS THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARLY IDENTIFY ANYBODY THAT IS A POTENTIAL VICTIM OF THIS AND FOLLOW THEM TO RECOVERY.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Haskell/City Council;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=to recovery
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VO-NAT


The hospital is not even halfway toward its fundraising goal of three million dollars --still it hopes to open the breast cancer center by next June.
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Mini-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 03:43:48)
GRAPHIC=none


A man in Texas has brought his hobby into the competitive spotlight with his model airplane.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Speegleville, TX;


Todd Blose is among the top 20 radio controlled miniature airplane pilots in the world.
He practices his skills faithfully everyday.
He does vertical tumbles, flat spins and slow rolls.
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SOT
IN Q="Well the controls
SUPER=01-Todd Blose/Pilot;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=would be using."
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VO-NAT


He will be putting his flying skills to the test next week when he competes against the best in the world in the Tournament of Champions Invitational in Las Vegas.
And Blose hopes his twenty years of practice will make perfect at the Tournament of Champions.
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School-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Roanoke City high schools are making a name for themselves in sports this year.
Both William Fleming and Patrick Henry High School football teams are undefeated.
Kimberly McBroom tells us that financial problems may overshadow the high
school victories on the gridiron. ANCHOR=Kimberly


That's right, Melanie.
Even though both William Fleming and Patrick Henry are playing extremely well this year, there is a combined 84- thousand dollar deficit in the schools' athletic funds. 3-Shot-Kimberly and guests
Joining me now to talk about more about the situation is Southern Christian Leadership Conference member Jeff ARtis and Roanoke city council member Nelson Harris.
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Southern Christian Leadership Conf.;
SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;


Mr. Artis, you've expressed some concerns about the Superintendent's proposal to cut some teams from the athletic program to help make up this deficit.
Council man Nelson Harris is a former member of the city school board.
Thanks for joining me.
Mr. Harris, the school superintendent is considering cutting some teams. You dealt with budget problems when you served on the school board. Do you think it will come to this?
(answer)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;



RUNS=:50-don't use all
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2-shot=Melanie and Patrick
(N-W-Toss)

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COLA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you're on Social Security, your cost-of-living adjustment next year won't amount to much.
The Social Security Administration says the 44 million Americans receiving benefits will see their checks grow by only two- point- one percent -- the lowest increase in a decade.
The adjustment has been automatic since 19-75.
It's based on changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=INDIANS/ORIOLES


The World Series ticket has been decided. The Marlins will meet the Indians.
A day after the Marlins disposed of Atlanta, Cleveland did the same to Baltimore.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Fox-MLB; :00


Here's the only run of the game, and the one that clinched it for the Tribe.
Tony Fernandez with this solo blast in the top of the 11th off Armando Benitez gave the Indians a 1-to-nothing lead heading to the bottom of the inning.
Jose Mesa came in and struck out Roberto Alomar with a high and tight fastball.
SUPER=35-Cleveland/1/Baltimore/0/Final In 11;


Game, set, match, Dave Justice, Marquis Grissom and the Indians advance.
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IN Q="This is...

(( ))
SUPER=01-Davey Johnson/Orioles Manager; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Hargrove/Indians Manager; :07
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...CLEVELAND INDIANS."
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MLB


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


Major League owners have voted overwhelmingly to accept a realignment plan that will involve the switch of one American League team to the National League.
The Kansas City Royals will be offered the option of moving first.
If they decide decline, the choice falls to Milwaukee.
And the Brewers are anxious to make the jump.
Other moves would have Detroit in the A-L central, and new Tampa Bay in the East.

Gators


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#EXTRA
GRAPHIC=general sports


An off-the-field move from the college gridiron.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL; :00


The Florida Gators have suspended starting quarterback Doug Johnson for this Saturday's game at Auburn.
Head coach Steve Spurrier says he violated a team rule.
Johnson has thrown for 20 touchdowns already this season.
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Hokies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB98-1
SS=henrickson


New Tech women's head coach Bonnie Henrickson has something is common with at least one N-B-A team when it comes to practice.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :00


As part of her preparation for this season, Henrickson spent some time in Chapel Hill earlier this month checking out Larry Brown and Philadelphia 76ers training camp.
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SOT
IN Q="They will...

((BONNIE HENRICKSON/VA. TECH WOMEN'S HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Women's Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...FOR MYSELF."
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Parrot-Puppy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


You've heard of protective mothers, but one parrot in Texas may be taking it a bit far.
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VO-NAT

05:00:34
SUPER=03-McAllen, TX;


"Coco" seems to be suffering from an identity crisis.
She thinks she's the mother of six puppies and she guards them fiercely.
Even their real mother has had to give up trying to take care of the young dogs.
Coco attacks anyone who comes close.
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