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7Execution


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A convicted murderer was executed by the state last night.
Dawud Mu'Min (moo-meen') was convicted of killing a Prince William County businesswoman in 19-88.
He gave no final statement before his execution.
Mu'Min already was in prison for another killing when he slipped away from a road work gang and killed Gladys Nopwasky.

7South-Boston


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The map of South Boston and Halifax county is soon going to look a bit different.
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Two highly prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale will become part of South Boston, along with acres of farm land.
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SOT 9:53:40
IN Q=We're most proud

((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. .))
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor;
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The county did refuse to turn over its industries -- saying they are essential to the county's survival.
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SOT 9:57:27
IN Q=we've got

((DAN SLEEPER/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE GOT THE PROBLEMS WITH JOBS AND A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO CREATE AN UNFRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TO INDUSTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
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A public hearing must be held before the deal can be finalized.
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7E-Celanese


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TAPE#97-67
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Four hundred workers at the Celco plant in Narrows received temporary pink slips just in time for the holidays.
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SUPER=03-Narrows/File Tape;


Starting December fifth, the employees will be laid off for three weeks.
The Celanese (sell-uh-NEEZ) plant is calling the layoff a "temporary curtailment."
Management says "slow market conditions" have reduced the demand for Celanese products.
The plant makes fibers used in clothes and industrial products.
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7E-220-Wreck


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TAPE#97-70
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Seven people were sent to the hospital yesterday after a tractor-trailer hit a van, and a car with four teenagers in it, on Route 2-20 in Botetourt County.
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State police say the truck came off Interstate 81 onto Route 2-20, and hit a mini-van.
The van hit a car carrying four Lord Botetourt students.
Both vehicles slammed into a concrete divider, and the tractor trailer rolled on top of the van.
The students suffered cuts and bruises.
The driver of the van hurt his shoulder, and was taken by helicopter to the hospital.
The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with reckless driving.
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7E-Ice-Rink


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TAPE#97-79
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Lace up your skates -- a new ice rink opens to the public in the Star City today.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Ice Palace celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Workers were busy putting together the final touches...
While management escorted V-I-P's on a tour of the new facility.
The Ice Palace is expected to get some major competition when a downtown ice rink opens next year.
But yesterday, the Ice Palace developer said HIS rink should be more than enough to satisfy Roanoke skaters.
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SOT12:32:13
IN Q=I don't think in my eyes

((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: I DON'T THINK, IN MY EYES, IT WOULD BE A VERY SMART BUSINESS MOVE TO PUT ANOTHER RINK IN THIS CITY.))
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Developer;
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The downtown ice rink will include a 12-screen movie theater when it opens.
It also will be the official practice facility for the Roanoke Express.
Developers say work on the downtown building should start in March.
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7E-Roanoke-College


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A fraternity at Roanoke College is facing disciplinary action after violating the school's alcohol and drug policies.
The organization has been suspended.
College President David Gring plans to appoint a panel to review the situation.

7weather


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Taking a look at your Friday forecast... Look for cloudy skies with the chance for rain today. Highs only reaching the low to mid 40's.
Mostly cloudy skies remain into tonight with lows in the 30's maybe reaching 40.
Taking a look ahead to the weekend...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/16/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-25/Randy Reynolds/Draper;



SUPER=130-31/Lureen Collins/Dublin;



SUPER=130-65/B. Callaway Jr./Bassett;



SUPER=130-38/Tony Thorne/Pearisburg;



SUPER=130-8/Christopher Cothren/Roanoke;


Monday:

SUPER=130-7/Brandi Anderson/Lexington;



SUPER=130-8/Drew Smith/Peterstown;



SUPER=130-9/Amanda Sandridge/Troutville;



SUPER=130-8/Ashley Keith/Gretna;



SUPER=130-9/Cora McGuire/White Gate;



SUPER=130-15/LeQuan Hylton/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-4/Robert Sams/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Curtis Lewis/Gretna;



SUPER=130-10/Akiah Heywood/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Shawn Valentine/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Mary Irving/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Linda Cox/Altavista;



SUPER=130-/Bonnie Witt/Roanoke;

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55Execution


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Virginia has carried out another execution.
Dawud Mu'Min (moo-meen') was convicted of killing a Prince William County woman in 19-88.
He gave no final statement before his execution last night.
Mu'Min already was in prison for another killing when he slipped away from a road work gang and killed Gladys Nopwasky.

55E-Celanese


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TAPE#97-67
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With the Christmas holiday just over a month away, some employees at the Celco Plant in Narrows will be without a pay check for a few weeks.
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Starting December fifth, the employees will be laid off for three weeks.
The Celanese (sell-uh-NEEZ) plant is calling the layoff a "temporary curtailment."
Management says "slow market conditions" have reduced the demand for Celanese products.
The plant makes fibers used in clothes and industrial products.
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55E-South-Boston


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TAPE#97-78
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South Boston is get bigger, much bigger.
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SUPER=03-Halifax;


Halifax County is giving South Boston acres of farm land, plus two highly prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale.
But the county refused to turn over its industries -- saying they are essential to the county's survival.
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SOT 9:57:27
IN Q=Your industrial base

((DAN SLEEPER/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: YOUR INDUSTRIAL BASE FOR US, RIGHT NOW PARTICULARLY. WE HAVE TOBACCO ISSUES. WE HAVE AGRICULTURE THAT NEEDS TO GROW. WE'VE GOT THE PROBLEMS WITH JOBS AND A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO CREATE AN UNFRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TO INDUSTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
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South Boston leaders had threatened to sue -- if the county did not sign a land agreement by December first.
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SOT 9:53:40
IN Q=We're most proud

((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. TO BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN SENSIBLY AND DISCUSS THE ISSUES AND WORK ON OUR PROBLEMS TOGETHER.))
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The deal is not yet final -- first there will be a public hearing.
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The county still needs to hash out similar land issues with the town of Halifax.

55E-Ice-Rink


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TAPE#97-79
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It's a war of the ice rinks in Roanoke.
One rink opens to the public this afternoon.
Construction begins on a downtown rink in the spring.
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The Ice Palace officially opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.
Workers were busy putting together the final touches...
While management escorted V-I-P's on a tour of the new facility.
The Ice Palace is expected to get some major competition when a downtown ice rink opens next year.
But yesterday, the Ice Palace developer said HIS rink should be more than enough to satisfy Roanoke skaters.
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SOT12:32:13
IN Q=I don't think in my eyes

((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: I DON'T THINK, IN MY EYES, IT WOULD BE A VERY SMART BUSINESS MOVE TO PUT ANOTHER RINK IN THIS CITY.))
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Developer;
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OUT Q= in this city
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape
tape #97-55


The downtown ice rink will include a 12-screen movie theater when it opens.
It also will be the official practice facility for the Roanoke Express.
Developers say work on the downtown building should start in March.
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55E-Coal-Fatals


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A grand jury handed down indictments yesterday in two different cases in which a mine roof collapsed--killing some coal miners.
SOLUS Coal, Incorporated of Ceder Bluff and Parts Corporation of America of Coeburn along with employees from both companies face a total of 26 indictments.
The charges include falsifying information and safety violations.
If convicted SOLUS Coal could pay as much as eight- and- a- half million dollars in fines, Parts Corporation of America up to four- and- a- half million.


55weather


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Time to check out the forecast as we head toward the weekend.
Cloudy again today, with a chance of more light rain.
Highs in the lower 40s.
Mostly cloudy tonight and cool with lows in the upper 30s.
The four day outlook is cool, but drier.
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8Execution


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He committed murder nearly a decade ago-- and last night the Commonwealth executed Dawud Mu'Min (moo-meen).
He gave no final statement before his execution last night.
Mu'Min already was in prison for another killing when he slipped away from a road work gang and killed Gladys Nopwasky of Prince William county.

8E-Celanese


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TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Business News


It'll be a bittersweet Christmas season for 400 workers at the Celco plant in Narrows.
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SUPER=03-Narrows/File Tape;


Starting December fifth, the employees will be laid off for three weeks.
The Celanese (sell-uh-NEEZ) plant is calling the layoff a "temporary curtailment."
Management says "slow market conditions" have reduced the demand for Celanese products.
The plant makes fibers used in clothes and industrial products.
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8South-Boston


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
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Halifax county is sharing some property with the tiny community of South Boston.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Two highly prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale will become part of South Boston, along with acres of farm land.
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SOT 9:53:40
IN Q=We're most proud

((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. .))
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor;
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OUT Q=got to court
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VO-NAT


The county did refuse to turn over its industries -- saying they are essential to the county's survival.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:57:27
IN Q=we've got

((DAN SLEEPER/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE GOT THE PROBLEMS WITH JOBS AND A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO CREATE AN UNFRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TO INDUSTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
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OUT Q=atmosphere to industries
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A public hearing must be held before the deal can be finalized.
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8E-Ice-Rink


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-79
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You'll be able to hit the ice INDOORS, when Roanoke's new ice rink opens to the public later today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Ice Palace officially opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.
Workers were busy putting together the final touches...
While management escorted V-I-P's on a tour of the new facility.
The Ice Palace is expected to get some major competition when a downtown ice rink opens next year.
But yesterday, the Ice Palace developer said HIS rink should be more than enough to satisfy Roanoke skaters.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT12:32:13
IN Q=I don't think in my eyes

((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: I DON'T THINK, IN MY EYES, IT WOULD BE A VERY SMART BUSINESS MOVE TO PUT ANOTHER RINK IN THIS CITY.))
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Developer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q= in this city
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape
tape #97-55


The downtown ice rink will include a 12-screen movie theater when it opens.
It also will be the official practice facility for the Roanoke Express.
Developers say work on the downtown building should start in March.
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85-L'burg-Vigil


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-43
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Some local peace activists are mourning Lynchburg's second homicide of the year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Peace Education Center held a vigil yesterday at the site where Lawrence Allen was stabbed to death.
Allen's wife, Sandra, has been charged with his murder.
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SOT 12:22:31
IN Q=I think

((SUSAN RUSTECK/PEACE EDUCATION CENTER: I THINK THAT WE ALL NEED TO LEARN AND TO TEACH NON- VIOLENT MEANS TO DO THIS, TO RESOLVE CONFLICT RATHER THAN TO SEE THE ONLY ANSWER IN THE LONG RUN IS TO BECOME VIOLENT AND TO KILL ANOTHER ONE.))
SUPER=01-Susan Rusteck/Peace Education Center; :00
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OUT Q=kill another one.
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VO-NAT


Allen's family, including his three children from a previous marriage, attended the day's vigil.
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8E-Coal-Fatals


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=NONE
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The mine roof collapse that killed several coal miners has resulted in grand jury indictements.
SOLUS Coal, Incorporated of Ceder Bluff and Parts Corporation of America of Coeburn along with employees from both companies face a total of 26 indictments.
The charges include falsifying information and safety violations.
If convicted SOLUS Coal could pay as much as eight- and- a- half million dollars in fines, Parts Corporation of America up to four- and- a- half million.


8weather


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Let's take a look now at the soggy Friday forecast--
Cloudy, with a chance of more light rain.
Highs in the lower 40s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
Taking a look at the extended forecast....
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