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hostages

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=standoff


A four day hostage drama in central Florida ended early this morning with gunfire.
Orlando police officers stormed the house where a suspected killer had been holding two children hostage.
The children were safely rescued-- but during a struggle with police their captor, John Armstrong, was fatally shot.
At least one officer was wounded.
Armstrong was suspected of fatally shooting a man and wounding a woman in nearby Winter Park before leading police on a chase that ended Tuesday near the children's home.
He barged inside, ordered their mothers out and took the children hostage.
Lee Cowan is in Orlando with the story. ***Take from Newspath***
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Orlando, FL;
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11:30 UPDATE WINDOW
SUPER=01-William Kennedy/Orlando Police Chief;
SUPER=01-Frank Fin/SWAT Team;
SUPER=01-Glenda Hood/Orlando Mayor;
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(( AFTER 68 HOURS, AN EARLY MORNING REUNION. TWO MOTHERS WITH THEIR CHILDREN AGAIN, THANKS TO A GUTSY CALL BY A SWAT TEAM STORM THE HOUSE AND GET THE KIDS OUT.

(( SUPER: CHIEF WILLIAM KENNEDY//ORLANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT)) (( SOT 8:38:49

)) "As the night wore on.rescue the children did that we he went to sleep."
THE SWAT TEAM BURST INTO THE HOME TO FIND THE TWO CHILDREN AND THE SUSPECT, JOHN ARMSTRONG ASLEEP IN THE SAME BED A STRUGGLE ENSUE DONE SWAT TEAM MEMBER DOVE ON TOP OF THE CHILDREN TO ACT AS A SHIELD. WHEN IT WAS ALL OVER, ONE SWAT TEAM MEMBER WAS WOUNDED. THE CHILDREN WERE RUSHED OUT SAFELY INTO THE WAITING ARMS OF THEIR MOTHERS.
(( NAT MOMS WITH CHILDREN ))
BUT JOHN ARMSTRONG, LAY IN THE BED, FATALLY SHOT.
(( SUPER: FRANK FINK..ORLANDO SWAT TEAM )) 8:45:20 He forced the situation gun battle...unclear who did what."
ARMSTRONG'S FAMILY HAD HOPED FOR THE END BUT NOT THIS ONE.

(( SOT ARMSTRONG'S SISTER ))

"why did they have to shoot him.
CITY OFFICIALS SAID UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THE SWAT TEAM DID THE RIGHT THING.
GLENDA HOOD/ORLANDO MAYOR : "The Orlando police department did a outstanding job under difficult circumstances.""

"An investigation will begin into the early morning events inside that house to find out who fired first and how many times.Also under scrutiny, Florida's Early Release Program, which put John Armstrong out on the streets long before his sentence was up. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Orlando."))


Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor Allen stood before the old Norfolk-and-Western Railroad headquarters in Roanoke today...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke

and declared his support for turning it into a Higher Education Center.
He says his new budget proposal for the next two years will include the entire nine million dollars the center's supporters wanted.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


The Governor also used the occasion to announce another five- and- a- half million dollars in state funds for various local museums and foundations.
Of course the Allen's proposals are subject to review by his successor and must be approved by the General Assembly.

Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=bank robbery


State and federal police are interviewing witnesses who saw a bank robbery this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened at the Southwest Virginia Savings bank near Crossroads Mall.
Witnesses told police the robber is a male, and he was carrying a gun.
But he reportedly did not fire any shots during the robbery.
Police are not releasing any information about the suspect or a getaway vehicle.
The bank did not say if it will reopen today.
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Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Virginia set a modern day state record for the most executions in one year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jarratt/Last Night;


Thomas Beavers' cried for mercy last night as he was given a lethal injection.
Beavers is the 22nd inmate to die by lethal injection, which was only made an option in 19-95.
He was executed for the rape and murder of his 60- year- old neighbor in 19-90.
His attorneys argue he was brain-damaged and incompetent to stand trial.
SUPER=03-Hampton/1990


Marguerite Lowerey was a retired cafeteria manager... and apparently NOT his final victim.
Beavers' jury was told he raped two other women after her murder.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The average stay on Virginia's death row is now just under nine years... and dropping.

Jail-Suicide


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


An inmate at the Botetourt County jail has taken his own life.
Officials say 30- year- old Danny Lee Ayers committed suicide last night.
Ayers was out on bond on rape charges in Rockbridge County, but was serving a two and half year sentence for abduction in Botetourt County.

E-Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Bramblett, Earl

***ANCHOR TAG***
Earl Bramblett may have been convicted last month of killing a family of four, but police aren't finished with him.
The State Police Violent Crimes Unit is still working on the Bramblett case.
Police are still working a 20- year- old missing persons case that may involve Bramblett.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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IN Q=Tammy Lynn Akers
SUPER=10-Helen Akers/Missing Girl's Mother/November 5; :18
SUPER=@keith1; :23
SUPER=01-Carolyn Sue Davis/Missing Girl's Sister; :48
SUPER=01-Dorothy Rader/Missing Girl's Mother; 1:22
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OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

(( Tammy Lynn Akers disappeared the morning of February 8th, 1977.
Earl Bramblett was questioned in the early 80's about his association with Tammy, but he has never provided any information.
The girl's mother says Tammy was a frequent visitor at the A-frame house Bramblett built in Bedford County. Helen- 11:33:20 ((AND SHE WAS CLOSE TO EARL'S FAMILY. SHE SPENT TIME WITH EARL'S WIFE.))
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It was here- -a year after the girls disappeared- -that Bramblett reportedly broke down at a party and said he wished he hadn't hurt Tammy.
The young girls who were with him at the time later told police that Bramblett had predicted Tammy would never be found.
There was another girl- -Angela Mae Rader- -who disappeared the same day.
Angela's is convinced Bramblett knows more than he's saying. Sue 10:22:40 ((BECAUSE THERE WAS A CONNECTION, AND HE WAS SUPPOSEDLY A FRIEND OF THE AKERS FAMILY, JUST AS HE WAS OF THE HODGES FAMILY.))
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Carolyn Davis had dropped off her sister at school the day she disappeared.
Someone must have noticed the two girls leave the school yard- -even as their classmates were ARRIVING that morning?
Police hope somebody comes forward to tell them about it.
They also want to know more about a third girl Tammy's mother says was at the house the night BEFORE Tammy and Angela disappeared. Maybe she remembers something.
The two 14 year olds had spoken by phone that night.
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((BUT MY DAUGHTER, SHE TRIED TO TELL ME A FEW YEARS AGO, SHE SAID, "MAMA, THOSE
GIRLS DON'T COME BACK, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T COME BACK.")) RUNS=:08


Sue 10:13:45 ((AND SEE THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE. I MEAN I BELIEVE THE REASON THAT SHE HASN'T COME HOME IS 'CAUSE SHE CAN'T.))
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Mrs. Rader says she often dreamt of Angie as a little girl. Then several years ago her daughter appeared as an adult in a succession of dreams.
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((I HAD A BEAUTIFUL DREAM OF HER JUST BEFORE THANKSGIVING AND ANOTHER ONE AT CHRISTMAS. ))
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((I WAS HAPPY AND TALKING AND LAUGHING. I WAS MY NATURAL SELF, YOU KNOW. IT WAS GREAT. AND I SAID, OH, I KNOW SHE'S COMING BACK.))
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Of course it didn't happen.
After Christmas Dorothy Rader sank back into deep depression.
If they do find the remains of either girl, their mothers have agreed to provide blood samples for D-N-A analysis.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Bramblett is set to be sentenced Tuesday for killing the Hodges family.

Heathrow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (04:02:41)
GRAPHIC=fire


The world's busiest airport is now open to all flights following an early morning fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London, England;


At London's Heathrow airport more than 70 firefighters and ten fire engines spent hours using high-tech thermal imaging cameras to battle the blaze which started in a Burger King.
SUPER=04-Amateur Video;


Three terminals had to be evacuated. No one was injured in the incident.
More than 50-thousand passengers were affected by cancellations or diverted flights.
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Cosby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (04:12:49)
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The woman who claimed to be Bill Cosby's daughter was sentenced to 26- months in a New York courtroom this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Autumn Jackson was convicted of trying to extort 40- million- dollars from the entertainer when she threatened to go to the tabloids with her story of Cosby's affair with her mother.
Cosby admits to the affair, but denies he is her father.
The incident occurred just days after Cosby's son Ennis was killed in California.
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Ok-Trial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (04:03:57)
GRAPHIC=ok bombing trial


After presenting 90 witnesses the defense rested its case against Terry Nichols in the second Oklahoma bombing trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Nichols' wife was the last witness to take the stand.
Some say she proved beneficial for the PROSECUTION.
Mari Faye Nichols testified Terry lied to her about his contacts with Timothy McVeigh.
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SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS Legal Analyst;
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The defense used other witnesses to paint the picture that McVeigh had multiple helpers none of whom was Terry Nichols.
Attorneys will present closing arguments before the jury will get the case.
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Youth-Crime


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


The Virginia Commission on Youth wants to keep the state's youngsters out of trouble.
A new study found Virginia's Juvenile justice system apparently isn't tough enough on young offenders.
It found children who run away from home or play hooky from school slip into a life of crime because courts are reluctant to punish them.
The commission voted unanimously to offer legislation to next year's General Assembly aimed at keeping children in school and out of trouble.

D'ville-Doctors


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=NONE


Poor patients in Danville could be left untreated due to a shortage of doctors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


A recent study by the Virginia Health Care Association says Danville lacks primary care doctors -- like pediatricians and gynecologists.
The head of the health department says doctors earn more money if they specialize.
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IN Q=Physician income

((DR. DENNIS SWANSON/HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR: PHYSICIAN INCOME IS PROBABLY HIGHER THE MORE SPECIALIZED YOU BECOME, SO PHYSICIANS IN GENERAL HAVE A STRONG INCENTIVE TO BECOME SPECIALISTS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Dennis Swanson/Health Department Director;
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OUT Q=to become specialists
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VO-NAT


He says poor patients cannot afford to see a specialist -- and the health department and free clinic simply cannot help them all.
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SOT 1:11:31
IN Q=There is no

((THERE IS NO DERMATOLOGIST ANYWHERE AROUND THAT WILL SEE EVEN MEDICARE PATIENTS RIGHT NOW SO UNLESS I HAVE A REALLY SERIOUS DERMATOLOGY PROBLEM THEY CAN GET NO CARE.))
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OUT Q=they can get no care
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Swanson does not think the situation will improve.
He says the cost of health care is rising, and Danville cannot turn that trend around.
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E-Water-Rates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=NONE


The rising price of running water is causing tensions between Wythe County residents and Rural Retreat town officials.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SUPER=01-Ray Matney/Rural Retreat Town Manager; :13
SUPER=01-Connie Seagle/Wythe Co. Resident; :39
SUPER=@Stacey1; :58
SUPER=01-Harvey Atkinson/Wythe Co. Supervisor; 1:16
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OUT Q=SM, News 7.

(( Water rate hikes in this area just outside of Rural Retreat have caused many residents to use less.
And, it's also caused a rift between many people in the community and town officials.
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((RAY MATNEY/RURAL RETREAT TOWN MGR.: THERE MIGHT BE BAD BLOOD I CAN'T SAY THAT THERE'S NOT. BUT, I CAN ASSURE YOU THERE'S NO BAD BLOOD ON THE PART OF THE TOWN OF RURAL RETREAT, THE RURAL RETREAT TOWN COUNCIL AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TOWN OF RURAL RETREAT.))
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OUT Q=town of Rural Retreat.


At issue?--a 75 percent surcharge on water for those living outside town limits and the replacement of old water meters with newer ones.
The result--water bills many residents here say are double, sometimes triple what they used to be.
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IN Q=We have no

((CONNIE SEAGLE/WYTHE CO. RESIDENT: WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER WHAT OUR WATER BILL IS GOING TO BE AND WE HAVE NO WAY TO BUDGET THAT OR DETERMINE WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE.))
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OUT Q=going to be.


Officials with Rural Retreat say the revenue is needed to pay for this one point five million dollar water plant under construction.
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IN Q=But, town officials

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT, TOWN OFFICIALS HAD TO BUILD THE NEW FACILITY IN PART BECAUSE THEIR OLD WATER SUPPLY WAS FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED.))
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OUT Q=to be contaminated.


Residents now want to be annexed by the town to avoid paying the surcharge--an idea that most previously rejected.
They've petitioned the Wythe County Board of Supervisors for help.
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((HARVEY ATKINSON/BOARD OF SUPV.:THEY HAVE SINCE CHANGED THEIR MINDS FOR REPORTEDLY REASONS ASSOCIATED WITH WATER COSTS AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT AND WITH A DESIRE TO HAVE SOME INPUT AND SOME VOICE IN HOW THEIR WATER RATES ARE SET.))
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The board will meet Tuesday to discuss the issue.
But, residents say if they don't get their way they'll file a lawsuit.
Stacey Martin, News 7.)) WEATHER
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Stagg


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-5
GRAPHIC=Stagg Bowl


Stagg Bowl festivities kicked off this morning with Liberty University football coach Sam Rutigliano at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast.
Steve Mason has more.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :32
SUPER=01-Jason Hall/Mount Union Team Captain; :36
SUPER=@Steve1; :46
SUPER=01-Mark Black/Mount Union Team Captain; 1:02
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OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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((While his pen and a paper were the hottest item; Coach Rutigliano's signature was his message to young athletes. ((:))
The Mount Union Football team;, along with some area high school FCA chapters attended The 5th annual Stagg Bowl FCA breakfast to hear Rutigliano talk about his faith, coaching at Liberty and in the NFL, and the importance of role models. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Rutigliano has at Liberty since 1989; but still has a home in Cleveland. In Salem, Steve Mason news 7 sports.)) ((
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Pro


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=NFL


The N-F-L pro bowl teams were announced last night and believe it or not Tampa Bay has more players on the team than Green Bay.
Rookie Warrick Dunn and fullback Mike Alstott are two of the seven players the Bucs put on the N-F-C team.
SS=PANTHERS


The Panthers got just two spots on the team with kick returner Michael Bates, and tight end Wesley Walls.
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((WESLEY WALLS/PANTHERS PRO BOWL SELECTION:))
SUPER=01-Wesley Walls/Panthers Pro Bowl Selection; :00
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OUT Q=...APPRECIATE THAT."
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=redskins


The Redskins put three players on the N-F-C Pro Bowl Team.
Cornerback Darrell Green, LInebacker Ken Harvey and punter Matt Turk each will play in Hawaii at the end of the season.



Tiki


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (ST5-32)
GRAPHIC=Tiki Barber


The Redskins must find a way to slow down Tiki Barber,
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who had over 100 yards of offense against the Skins back on November 23rd.
And now Tiki has his own shoe coming out January first.
It's called the Reebok Drive D-M-X.
Tiki and the shoe are already being featured in a numerous print ads this month.
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Country-Singers


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


Three country music stars are SINGING to help feed the hungry.
Mark Chesnutt, along with two up- and- coming artists David Lee Murphy and Gary Allen kicked off their "Crown Royal Untamed and True" tour in Georgia.
This Sunday the tour comes to the Salem Civic Center.
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((EVERY TIME THAT WE'VE BEEN IN THE ROANOKE AREA WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD TIME AND WHEN HE GOT FOLKS IN THEIR LIKE MARK CHESNUTT AND GARY ALLEN.. WE'RE JUST GONNA GO OUT THERE AND HAVE A GOOD TIME AND HOPE EVERYBODY COMES OUT TO SEE US.))
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OUT Q=TO SEE US
ANCHOR=Melanie
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