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7Reid


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Before deciding the fate of a Christiansburg man convicted of capital murder... defense attorneys want the judge to consider their client's medical history.
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The defense says a judge should not put 52- year- old James Reid to death for beating and stabbing 90- year- old Annie Lester.
Reid had been drinking the day of the murder-- last October.
Medical experts who testified yesterday say Reid is a violent alcoholic who does NOT think rationally.
They told the court Reid's brain has deteriorated over the years from binge drinking as well as a host of medical problems-- including seizures.
Whatever the case-- the victim's family wants the death penalty.
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((CURTIS BROWN/VICTIM'S NEPHEW:IF THAT HAPPENS I WANT TO BE THERE WHEN HIS LIFE IS TAKEN TO LOOK HIM IN THE EYE-- AS A CHRISTIAN-- I HOPE BEFORE THAT HAPPENS-- I CAN FORGIVE HIM BUT I STILL WANT HIM TO PAY FOR WHAT HE DID TO MY FAMILY MEMBER. ))
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The judge says he'll decide in late January if he'll sentence Reid to death or life in prison.
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7E-Grayson-Suit


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TAPE#97-86
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One of the men accused in a murder so gruesome, its attracted national attention, is now filing a lawsuit against the Grayson County Sheriff.
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Emmett Cressell Junior is one of two men accused of killing a black man in July.
Cresell says Sheriff Jerry Johnson denied him special food in jail after he had a tooth pulled on October 30th. Johnson Photo
36 year old Cressell is in the Grayson County jail- He's charged in the death of Garnett Johnson- who was burned alive.
Officials say Johnson was also decapitated after his death.
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7E-Missing-Man


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The search continues for a Lynchburg man who disappeared in Delaware last weekend.
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22- year- old Mark Domaleski (DOE-ma-LESKY) had taken a year off from Mary Washington College to volunteer with the Americorps program.
He was working near Lewes, Delaware when he vanished sometime Saturday.
Domaleski also worked with Lynchburg's Habitat for Humanity chapter.. friends there learned of his disappearance yesterday.
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((CAROLYN REED/LYNCHBURG HABITAT DIRECTOR: WE HAD A VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON AND SO MANY, OF COURSE, HAD WORKED WITH MARK, SO WE ASKED FOR PRAYERS FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND WE KNOW THAT WHATEVER, HE'S IN GOD'S HANDS.))
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Police say Domaleski's wallet and belongings were found intact in his Americorps cabin.. and that there was "no" sign of foul play.
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75-Radford-Arsenal


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No one was injured when 69 pounds of nitro-glycerin exploded yesterday morning at the Radford Army Ammunition plant.
The mishap occurred about five A-M in the Nitro-glycerin Pre-mix area.
The facility is automated, and a single operator was monitoring the procedure from a protective bunker.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation by the Army and Alliant Tech Systems.
Operations in the pre-mix area of the plant have been suspended temporarily.

7S-Warner-Thurmond


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TAPE#97-83
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Virginia Senator John Warner may soon get his chance.
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On the eve of his 95th birthday, Strom Thurmond is saying he will step down as chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee... but NOT until the end of next year.
That could make current vice-chairman Warner head of a committee vital to Virginia's economy.
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7weather


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Craig County schools will open one hour late today due to some snow..
Turning to Friday's weather--
Mostly cloudy today, with a 30 percent chance of snow showers.
Highs around 40.
More scattered snow showers possible tonight, with lows around 30.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 12/7/97
Friday:

SUPER=130-3/Cory Vaughan/Max Meadows;



SUPER=130-13/Rachel Jarvis/Pilot;



SUPER=130-80/Lindenwood Altizer/Riner;



SUPER=130-4/Tiffany Tosh/Gretna;



SUPER=130-5/Lauren Gray/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-10/Helen DeHart/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-8/Christopher McGuire/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-15/Thomas Matz/Roanoke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-5/Courtney & Lindsay Odenthal/Roanoke;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-/Loretta Ewers/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-36/Paul Richardson/Austinville;



SUPER=130-32/Eric Sandwith/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-13/Michelle Flowers/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-5/Nathaniel Fitts/Cascade;


No Picture:

SUPER=130-29/Lare Mitchem/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Virginia Holmes/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Phillip & Debbie Haynes/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Herbert Belcher/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Heather Gardner/Snow Creek;



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55Reid


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Lawyers for convicted capital killer James Reid want the judge to consider their client's mental state before sentencing him.
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The defense says a judge should give Reid the death penalty for beating and stabbing 90- year- old Annie Lester.
Reid had been drinking the day of her murder in October.
Medical experts who testified yesterday say Reid is a violent alcoholic who does NOT think rationally.
They told the court Reid's brain has deteriorated over the years from binge drinking as well as a host of medical problems-- including seizures.
Whatever the case-- the victim's family wants the death penalty.
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((CURTIS BROWN/VICTIM'S NEPHEW:IF THAT HAPPENS I WANT TO BE THERE WHEN HIS LIFE IS TAKEN TO LOOK HIM IN THE EYE-- AS A CHRISTIAN-- I HOPE BEFORE THAT HAPPENS-- I CAN FORGIVE HIM BUT I STILL WANT HIM TO PAY FOR WHAT HE DID TO MY FAMILY MEMBER. ))
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The judge says he'll decide in late January if he'll sentence Reid to death or life in prison.
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55s-bomb-death


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Federal officials say the bomb that killed a pregnant woman in the town of Louisa was built by an expert.
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noon yesterday
Officials say preliminary signs indicate it was a pipe bomb that killed 24- year- old Tammy Lynn Baker Wednesday morning.
There are still no suspects in the attack, but A-T-F officials say only someone familiar with explosives could make such a powerful bomb without getting hurt,
Officials are asking for the public's help in the investigation.
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55E-Tinkerview-Water


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Some Botetourt County residents are turning to county officials for help with their water supply.
Many aren't even drinking the water.
Stacey Martin reports.
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((KAREN SLEDD: THE WATER IS SO HARD THAT THEY DON'T CLEAN SO THEY GET YOU KNOW, STAINS LIKE THIS WHICH EVER..LIKE SIX MONTHS OR SO I'LL TAKE AN AGENT AND SCRUB THEM AND THEY WILL COME CLEAN BUT THAT'S JUST FROM HARD WATER.))
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Neighbors familiar with the situation say that's the least of their problems from water supplied by the Tinkerview Water Company.
Try decreasing property values, outages and spending hundreds of dollars on water softener and bottled water.
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((STACY GRAVES: THIS IS FOR DRINKING--MAKING TEA; MAKING COFFEE. WE USE OUR SPICKET WATER FOR BATHING AND LAUNDRY BUT WE DON'T DRINK IT SO WE USE THE BOTTLED WATER.))
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Company owner Nancy Firestone blames problems on limestone wells and troubled maintenance.
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((NANCY FIRESTONE/TINKERVIEW WATER COMPANY OWNER: THERE IS NO OTHER WAY WHEN YOU HAVE A LIMESTONE WELL YOU CAN'T GET SOFT WATER.))
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But, county residents say they're fed up and have petitioned the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors for a resolution.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE COUNTY'S WATER SUPPLY IS LOCATED NOT FAR FROM THAT OF THE TINKERVIEW WATER COMPANY AND MANY RESIDENTS WONDER WHY THEY JUST CAN'T SWITCH OVER GIVEN ALL OF THE PROBLEMS THEY'VE EXPERIENCED.))
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But, county representatives say they'll only get involved in an emergency.
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((BILL LOOPE/BOTETOURT CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE NOT WILLING RIGHT NOW TO GO INTO A PRIVATE WATER COMPANY AREA RIGHT NOW AND SERVICE CUSTOMERS.))
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Loope says the board now hopes area and state representatives will take action.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))

55weather


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We do have one school announcement--
Craig county school are opening one hour late due to mountain snow.
Mostly cloudy today, with a 30 percent chance of snow showers.
Highs near 40.
Scattered snow showers continuing overnight, with lows around 30.
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8E-Missing-Man


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Still no clues to the whereabouts of a Lynchburg man who disappeared last weekend in Delaware.
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Twenty-two- year- old Mark (DOE-ma-LESKY) Domaleski had taken a year off from Mary Washington College to volunteer with the Americorps program.
He was working near "Lewes, Delaware" when he vanished sometime Saturday.
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Domaleski also worked with Lynchburg's Habitat for Humanity chapter. Friends there learned of his disappearance yesterday.
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((CAROLYN REED/LYNCHBURG HABITAT DIRECTOR: WE HAD A VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON AND SO MANY, OF COURSE, HAD WORKED WITH MARK, SO WE ASKED FOR PRAYERS FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND WE KNOW THAT WHATEVER, HE'S IN GOD'S HANDS.))
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Police say Domaleski's wallet and belongings were found intact in his Americorps cabin.. and that there was NO sign of foul play.
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8E-Grayson-Suit


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A murder suspect is attempting to tip the legal scales in his own favor with a lawsuit.
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Emmett Cressell Junior is one of two men accused of killing a black man in July.
Cressell says Sheriff Jerry Wilson denied him special food in jail after he had a tooth pulled on October 30th. Johnson Photo
Thirty-six- year- old Cressell is in the Grayson County jail.
He's charged in the death of Garnett Johnson- who was burned alive.
Johnson was also decapitated after his death.
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8E-Cabin-Lake


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TAPE#97-78
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There is some question as to how quickly firefighters responded to the Thanksgiving night blaze at a Danville apartment complex.
Emergency services officials deny records that indicate calls were made 30- minutes before fire crews were dispatched to the blaze.
Tina Tenret has more.
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((DOUG YOUNG/EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR: THE STATE POLICE HAVE GONE BACK TO THEIR OFFICE IN SALEM, VIRGINIA. HOWEVER I WILL STRESS THE INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING))
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Young says it will be several weeks before investigators know what caused the fire.
They think it started in a central upstairs apartment -- and have not ruled out arson.
The fire burned for several hours on Thanksgiving night, destroying more than 60 units.
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((FIRE DESTROYS EVERYTHING. FIRE'S A DIRTY WORD. SOOT AND SMOKE AND IN THIS CASE, A LOT OF RUBBLE AND DEBRIS. WE HAVE SAFETY ISSUES WE NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN WE GO THROUGH THAT RUBBLE.))
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The 250 residents left homeless by the blaze have apparently found places to stay.
The Red Cross says its shelter is empty and, now, closed. take su here
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THOSE WHO LIVED AT CABIN LAKE APARTMENTS ARE NOT HAPPY. THEY HAVE FILED A PETITION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT -- DEMANDING COPIES OF EVERY INVESTIGATION REPORT. AND THEY WANT THEM WITHIN FIVE DAYS. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
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8E-Kelly


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In two years, Botetourt County Sheriff Reed Kelly will retire his badge.

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Kelly took office six years ago.
There are still two years left in this term.
And by the time it's up, he says the department will have grown from 40 people to more than 80.
Kelly will be 47, with about 27 years as a law officer when he turns in his badge.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: THE FIELD OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT HAS CHANGED SO DRAMATICALLY AND IS CONTINUING TO EVOLVE I TRULY BELIEVE SOME OF THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES ARE IN THE PRIVATE SIDE.))
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Kelly says there's still work to be done.
The department is in the process of getting state accreditation and a new dispatch center is in the making.
But still Kelly says he's looking forward to retirement and spending more time with his family.
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8weather


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Wintry weather is causing one school system to operate on a delayed schedule.
Craig County schools are opening one hour late.
In Today's forecast, expect mostly cloudy skies and scattered snow showers.
Highs around 40.
More snow showers expected tonight, with a couple of inches likely in the higher elevations.
Lows in the upper 20s.
The four day outlook...
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