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7L'burg-Death


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TAPE#97-
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Lynchburg officials are investigating the death of an elderly man found in his apartment last night as a homicide.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


The man's body was found in his home at the Walden Pond apartment complex around 9:30 p-m.
He'd been reported missing earlier in the day.
Police are NOT releasing the victim's name, nor will they speculate as to how he died.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
They ARE looking for the man's car.. (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) take fullscreen-essC a 19-93 red Lexus Coupe, Virginia license L-Z-Z- 9-2-3.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
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7E-Mitchell


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TAPE#97-74
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A former Carroll County administrator was sentenced for embezzling approximately 400- thousand dollars of county funds.
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SUPER=03-Abingdon;


Yesterday a federal judge ordered a five year prison term for Billy Mitchell.
He was also ordered to make restitution for the 19-95 incident.
Prior to sentencing-- Mitchell took full responsibility for his actions.
However, he did NOT ask for forgiveness-- rather a lenient sentence in hopes he could return to work and pay off his debt.
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((RICH LLORET/ASSISTANT U-S ATTORNEY:YOU KNOW PEOPLE SAY A LOT OF THINGS TO THE JUDGE WHEN THEY'RE FACING SENTENCE AND I'M GLAD THAT MR. MITCHELL APOLOGIZED, I THINK THAT WAS APPROPRIATE TO DO. ))
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Mitchell was allowed to remain on bond-- because he still faces sentencing on state charges next month in Carroll County.

7E-Presley


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TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=John Presley


William Delamater testified before an Administrative Law Judge yesterday, in the first round of appeals of John Presley's dismissal from the Salem V-A Medical Center.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Delamater, who came forward to speak out and turn in the former hospital director, says Presley "boxed him in a corner and gave him no options."
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((BILL DELAMATER/FORMER ASSOC. DIR., SALEM V.A. MED CTR: AT THE TIME I FELT IN A VERY AWKWARD POSITION WITH PEOPLE TELLING ME THINGS BUT YET NOBODY WANTING TO GO PUBLIC OR PRESS FORMAL CHARGES. YES, I FELT LIKE I WAS IN A QUANDARY, BETWEEN THE OLD ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, AS THEY SAY.))
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Presley claims Delamater solicited women at the Salem V-A to make up allegations of sexual harassment.
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SS=John Presley


Those allegations include making inappropriate remarks and unwelcome advances as well as grabbing, kissing and fondling women in the storeroom.
Presley allegedly tried to fire Delamater when he got wind of the allegations.

7S-VA-Hospital


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TAPE#97-78
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Meanwhile at the V-A Medical Center..
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SUPER=03-Salem;


Doctor Presley's permanent replacement was in town to meet the troops yesterday.
Doctor Stephen Lemons is moving out of the V-A's administration in Washington to take over operations in Salem.
He says he's excited about the chance to deal with veterans face to face.
As he met with V-A staff members yesterday, Lemons had little to say about his predecessor's problems.
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((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR; SINCE I'VE COME FROM A DIFFERENT PART OF THE ORGANIZATION, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THAT, BUT THE QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP THEY'VE HAD IN THE INTERIM HERE HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen Lemons/Director;
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Lemons says he'd like to see every eligible veteran in the valley enrolled in the V-A's health care system.
He'll be on the job full time next month.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... Sunny and warmer today with highs reaching the upper 40's near 50.
Turn up the electric blankets tonight -- the cold temperatures return under clear skies. Overnight lows in the mid to upper 20's.
Taking a look ahead to the four day forecast...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/19/97
Wednesday:

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(Anniversary)
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SUPER=130-/Reggie Hodges/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-7/Kacy Dillon/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Peggy Quesenberry/Floyd;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-51st/Theron & Agnes Phillips/Floyd;



SUPER=130-/Lyndsay Basham/Troutville;



SUPER=130-62/Nancy Rose/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-10/Stephanie Bower/Riner;



SUPER=130-40/Barbara Worrell/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-49th/Delbert & Eunice Phillips/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Becky Waid/Roanoke;


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55L'burg-Death


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TAPE#97-
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A homicide investigation is underway in Lynchurg after an elderly was found dead in his home.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


The man's body was found at the Walden Pond apartment complex at about 9:30 last night.
He'd been reported missing earlier in the day.
Police are NOT releasing the victim's name, and will NOT speculate on how he died.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Authorities are now looking for the victim's car. (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) take fullscreen-essC a 19-93 red Lexus Coupe, Virginia license L-Z-Z- 9-2-3.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
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555-Mitchell


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#597-48
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A five year prison term has been handed down to Former Carroll County Administrator Billy Mitchell for embezzling taxpayer's money.
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SUPER=03-Abingdon;


Prior to sentencing yesterday, Mitchell accepted full responsibility for his actions.
He told Judge James Jones that greed got the best of him when he embezzled more than 400- thousand dollars back in 19-95.
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The money was used to buy expensive watches, jewelry, antiques and other items.
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((RICH LLORET/ASSISTANT U-S ATTORNEY:I THINK IT WAS AN APPROPRIATE SENTENCE GIVEN WHAT HE DID, 63 MONTHS IS A PRETTY LONG TIME IN A FRAUD CASE. ))
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The judge ordered Mitchell to make restitution.
Mitchell asked for a lenient sentence in hopes he could return to work and pay off his debt.
He will remain out on bond until January first-- pending a court date on state charges scheduled next month.
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555-Presley


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TAPE#597-44
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More testimony today in the appeals hearing for the former Director of the Salem V-A Medical Center.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


John Presley went to court yesterday, hoping to convince an Administrative Law Judge to reverse the ruling that cost him his job in August.
Presley says ASSOCIATE Director, Bill Delamater solicited complaints from female employees, in a plot to take over the number ONE spot at the medical center.
Delamater says he fielded complaints of sexual harassment from female employees, only to find himself under pressure from Presley to resign.
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((BILL DELAMATER/FORMER ASSOC. DIR. : THE IMPACT ON ME IS, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED I DID THE RIGHT THING AND I'VE MOVED ON TO A NEW AND BETTER ASSIGNMENT.))
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Delamater is now the Associate Director of the V-A Medical Center in Memphis.

55E-Lewis-Gale


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TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Columbia


The decision to reorganize the nation's largest hospital chain could affect a local hospital.
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SUPER=03-Salem


Employees of Lewis-Gale Hospital are waiting to see what happens following the restructuring of their parent company, Columbia.
The board of directors yesterday announced they'll likely sell 100 hospitals.
Columbia has been the subject of a federal investigation for several months now, examining whether the corporation is involved in overcharging Medicare, Medicaid and other government health programs.
Lewis-Gale is NOT involved in that investigation.
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55E-Chapman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Pulaski County jury has found a teenager not guilty of murder.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./November 1996;


Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before finding 19- year- old Derrick Chapman of Radford did NOT commit first degree murder.
Chapman was accused of shooting and killing 21- year- old Anthony Keith Rempson as Rempson slept in a van last August.
Jurors heard testimony over a three day period before deliberating yesterday afternoon.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to Tuesday's outlook--
We'll keep the sunshine again today, with slightly warmer temperatures.
Highs around 50.
Clear and chilly tonight, with lows in the upper 20s.
Partly cloudy through the end of the work week...
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8L'burg-Death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-
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Lynchburg police are investigating the possible murder of an elderly man, who was discovered in his apartment last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


The man's body was found at the Walden Pond apartment complex at about 9:30.
He'd been reported missing earlier in the day.
Police are NOT releasing the victim's name and will not speculate on the cause of death.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
Meantime, authorities are looking for the victim's car.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take fullscreen-essC a 19-93 red Lexus Coupe, Virginia license L-Z-Z- 9-2-3.
Anyone with information should contact the Lynchburg police Department.
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8E-Mitchell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Billy Mitchell


After getting caught embezzling nearly 400- thousand dollars in county funds, a former Carroll county administrator was sentenced yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Abingdon;


A federal judge ordered a five year prison term for Billy Mitchell.
He was also ordered to make restitution for the 19-95 incident.
Prior to sentencing-- Mitchell took full responsibility for his actions.
However, he did NOT ask for forgiveness-- rather a lenient sentence in hopes he could return to work and pay off his debt.
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SOT
IN Q=You know

((RICH LLORET/ASSISTANT U-S ATTORNEY:YOU KNOW PEOPLE SAY A LOT OF THINGS TO THE JUDGE WHEN THEY'RE FACING SENTENCE AND I'M GLAD THAT MR. MITCHELL APOLOGIZED, I THINK THAT WAS APPROPRIATE TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Rich Lloret/Assistant U.S. Attorney; :00
RUNS=:10 approx.
OUT Q=to do.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Billy Mitchell


Mitchell was allowed to remain on bond-- because he still faces sentencing on state charges next month in Carroll County.

8E-Presley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=John Presley


Yesterday, the former second man in command at the Salem V-A Medical center testified against ex- boss John Presley before an administrative law judge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Delamater, who came forward to speak out and turn in the former hospital director, says Presley "boxed him in a corner and gave him no options."
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SOT 11:55:41
IN Q=At the time

((BILL DELAMATER/FORMER ASSOC. DIR., SALEM V.A. MED CTR: AT THE TIME I FELT IN A VERY AWKWARD POSITION WITH PEOPLE TELLING ME THINGS BUT YET NOBODY WANTING TO GO PUBLIC OR PRESS FORMAL CHARGES. YES, I FELT LIKE I WAS IN A QUANDARY, BETWEEN THE OLD ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, AS THEY SAY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Delamater/Former Assoc. Director;
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OUT Q=as they say.
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VO-NAT


Presley claims Delamater solicited women at the Salem V-A to make up allegations of sexual harassment.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=John Presley


Those allegations include making inappropriate remarks and unwelcome advances as well as grabbing, kissing and fondling women in the storeroom.
Presley allegedly tried to fire Delamater when he got wind of the allegations.

8S-VA-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=none


Meanwhile at the Medical Center in Salem yesterday,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Doctor Presley's permanent successor met with his new staff.
Doctor Stephen Lemons is moving out of the V-A's administration in Washington to take over operations in Salem.
He says he's excited about the chance to deal with veterans face to face.
As he met with V-A staff members yesterday, Lemons had little to say about his predecessor's problems.
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SOT 10:19:53
IN Q=but since I've

((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR; SINCE I'VE COME FROM A DIFFERENT PART OF THE ORGANIZATION, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THAT, BUT THE QUALITY OF LEADERSHIP THEY'VE HAD IN THE INTERIM HERE HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen Lemons/Director;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=done an excellent job
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VO-NAT


Lemons says he'd like to see every eligible veteran in the valley enrolled in the V-A's health care system.
He'll be on the job full time next month.
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8E-Chapman


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


NOT GUILTY were the final words in a Pulaski county murder trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./November 1996;


Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before finding 19- year- old Derrick Chapman of Radford did NOT commit first degree murder.
Chapman was accused of shooting and killing 21- year- old Anthony Keith Rempson as Rempson slept in a van last August.
Jurors heard testimony over a three day period before deliberating yesterday afternoon.
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8weather


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Taking a moment away from the news to check the weather--
Sunny skies today and a bit warmer.
Highs around 50.
Clear and cold overnight, with lows dropping into the 20s.
The extended forecast is partly cloudy, with highs mainly in the 50s.
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