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75-Buchanan


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TAPE#597-52
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An Amherst County man's death row appeal for a new sentence has been denied by the the U-S Supreme Court.
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VO-NAT
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In 19-88, Douglas Buchanan was convicted and sentenced to die for the murder of four family members.
Buchanan had claimed the jury wasn't specifically told to consider testimony
about his troubled childhood and psychological problems. SUPER=03-Washington,

DC/November 1997;
His appeal was heard by the nation's highest court last November.
But in a six to three decision yesterday, the justices ruled the jury acted properly.
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SOT 5:02:09
IN Q=I'm really glad

((ED MEEKS/BUCHANAN PROSECUTOR: I'M REALLY GLAD THAT THE HARD WORK OF THE COURT, COUNSEL FOR BOTH SIDES AND THE JURY HAS BEEN UPHELD, AND MAYBE NOW, AFTER TEN YEARS, WE CAN PUT THIS CASE TO AN END.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Buchanan Prosecutor; :00
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A new execution date for Buchanan should be scheduled within 30- days.
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7E-Police-Chief


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TAPE#97-90
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Roanoke could have a new police chief in about three weeks -- the interviews are now under way.
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Eight finalists are meeting this week at the Hotel Roanoke with two panels of citizens, police officers and city administrators.
Public Safety Director Chip Snead says all of the candidates have at least 20 years of experience in law enforcement.
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SOT 14:19:41
IN Q=Two internal candidates

((CHIP SNEAD/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: TWO INTERNAL CANDIDATES. SIX EXTERNAL CANDIDATES. TWO OF THE EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE FROM OTHER OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER FOUR CANDIDATES ARE FROM OUT OF STATE.))
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The two panels conducting interviews will make recommendations to city manager Bob Herbert.
He's expected to make his decision by mid February.

7S-Falwell


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TAPE#97-98
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Jerry Falwell is siding with Israel, and urging others to follow suit. But the White House isn't impressed by Falwell's diplomatic efforts.
Reverend Falwell says he's spreading the word to evangelical ministers across the nation to mobilize public support for Israel.
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That's after a meeting this week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Falwell, seen here at Saturday's inaugural, backs Israel's refusal to yield any more territory to the Palestinians.
Falwell's involvement reportedly angered President Clinton as he's trying to jump-start the stalled Mideast peace process.
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7Raw-Sewage


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January's rain has made things worse for some residents in Clifton Forge.
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Flooding has taken its toll on some homes, but this time it was more than just water...RAW SEWAGE was flowing through the Elmore home.
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SOT 11.46.17 - 11.46.23
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((MARK ELMORE/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: THIS STEP IS ABOUT EIGHT INCHES HIGH. AND, THE WATER WAS LEVEL WITH THIS STEP AT ITS HIGHEST POINT.))
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The damage done is costing Elmore and other residents thousands of dollars in repairs.
City officials say the damage can be traced back to a rock stuck in the sewer lines.
The city is relying on its insurance carrier to reimburse homeowners.
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SOT- 12.22.26 - 12.22.38
IN Q=The first thing

((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: THEY FELT A ROCK WAS NOT AN ISSUE OF NEGLIGENCE. THERE'S NOT WAY OF IDENTIFYING HOW IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM OR WHEN IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM. SO THEY INFORMED US THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE INSURANCE COVERAGE.))
SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Manager;
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The most recent flood was Mark Elmore's third in three years.
He now has plans to move.
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7Weather


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Turning to our Thursday forecast, a cloudy day on tap with rain likely this afternoon...
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7BIRTHDAYS!1/23/98
Friday:

SUPER=130-11/Felicia Gilbert/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-10/Kaila Haskins/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-8/Travis Turman/Elliston;



SUPER=130-26/Craig Taylor/New River Valley;



SUPER=130-9/Caitlin Hufasin/Foster Falls; (pronounced - Hu-Fa-Sin)



SUPER=130-35/Teddy Wiseman/Lewisburg, WV;



SUPER=130-50/Criss Peery/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-50/Sandy Kramer/Forest;



SUPER=130-12/Sophie Branche/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-9/Molly Benson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-7/Gwendolyn Berry/Rockbridge Baths;



SUPER=130-/Rubie Dickerson/Willis;



SUPER=130-12/D. J. Holland/Rocky Mount;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-17/Dorian Hendricks/Dublin;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/M. T. & Audrey Mitchell/Sontag;







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45Passenger-Service


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It appears the state may be on the right track for the proposed "Bristol Rail Passenger Project."
Last night, dozens of Roanokers offered input on the idea.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The State's Rail and Public Transportation department proposes using existing Norfolk-Southern tracks to return passenger rail service.
Improvement costs are projected at more than nine-million dollars.
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SOT-06:51:29
IN Q=THERE WOULD

((ALAN TOBIAS/VA. DEPT OF RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; THERE WOULD ALSO BE A SUBSIDY OF THE OPERATIONS THAT WOULD EB NEEDED DURING THE FIRST SEVERAL YEARS OF OPERATIONS STARTING AT ABOUT TEN-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST YEAR BUT DECLINING OVER TIME AS RIDERSHIP BUILDS. SO WE EXPECT IT TO BREAK EVEN AND PAY FOR ITSELF WITHIN ABOUT 12 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Alan Tobias/Va. Dept. of Rail & Public Trans.;
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OUT Q=12 YEARS.
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Roanoke is badly in need of a new train depot. Mayor David Bowers says even an "Am-shack" for the short term would help bring the service back to the city.
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SOT-08:01:55
IN Q=FOR THE LONG TERM

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS; FOR THE LONG TERM, THE REGION, ALL JURISDICTIONS THAT WANT TO SEE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE COME BACK TO ROANOKE, THEY NEED TO JOIN WITH THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN BUILDING A PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE STATION.))
SUPER=07-Mayor David Bowers;
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A feasibility study will be submitted to the General Assembly for approval of the project.
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45E-Tech-Center


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Franklin county may be largely RURAL-- but it's keeping up with bigger areas when it comes to computer technology.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The Virginia Department of Education gave Franklin County a perfect score for its technology program, which includes child-friendly laptops for elementary school students.
Eighth graders spend a semester at a special school for technology -- where they can see and speak with students across the world using a computer.
This school does not even have a library-- all resources are found online.
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SOT 12:18:44
IN Q=A lot on

((TORI GRONEWALD/STUDENT: A LOT ON THE INTERNET. YOU GET TO GO ON AND THEY GIVE YOU CERTAIN SITES TO LOOK UNDER AND YOU CAN GO TO HEALTH SITES LIKE IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.))
SUPER=01-Tori Gronewald/Student;
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Plus there are special perks for artists.
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SOT 11:50:33
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((DR. TAMMY MCGRAW/TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR: THEY WILL BE USING HIGH END POWER MACINTOSH MACHINES, WITH SCANNERS AND DIGITAL CAMERAS AND COLOR PRINTING CAPABILITIES AND THE LATEST AND BEST IN GRAPHIC PRODUCTION SOFTWARE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Tammy McGraw/Technology Coordinator;
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Based on their perfect technology score, Franklin County schools have earned 90-thousand dollars in federal Goals 2000 funds.
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45Raw-Sewage


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Clifton Forge residents got more problems than they bargained for after some recent heavy rains.
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Flooding has taken its toll on some homes, but this time it was more than just water...RAW SEWAGE was flowing through the Elmore home.
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SOT 11.46.17 - 11.46.23
IN Q=This step is

((MARK ELMORE/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: THIS STEP IS ABOUT EIGHT INCHES HIGH. AND, THE WATER WAS LEVEL WITH THIS STEP AT ITS HIGHEST POINT.))
SUPER=01-Mark Elmore/Forest Hills Resident;
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The damage done is costing Elmore and other residents thousands of dollars in repairs.
City officials say the damage can be traced back to a rock stuck in the sewer lines.
The city is relying on its insurance carrier to reimburse homeowners.
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SOT- 12.22.26 - 12.22.38
IN Q=The first thing

((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: THEY FELT A ROCK WAS NOT AN ISSUE OF NEGLIGENCE. THERE'S NOT WAY OF IDENTIFYING HOW IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM OR WHEN IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM. SO THEY INFORMED US THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE INSURANCE COVERAGE.))
SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Manager;
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OUT Q=be insurance coverage.
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The most recent flood was Mark Elmore's third in three years.
He now has plans to move.
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45Weather


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Turning your attention now to weather--
Skies will stay cloudy today, with rain likely by afternoon.
Highs in the low to mid 40s.
Rain tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 30s.
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85-Buchanan


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A convicted killer from Amherst County will NOT get his death row appeal for a new sentence, according to the the U-S Supreme Court.
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VO-NAT
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In 19-88, Douglas Buchanan was convicted and sentenced to die for the murder of four family members.
Buchanan had claimed the jury wasn't specifically told to consider testimony
about his troubled childhood and psychological problems. SUPER=03-Washington,

DC/November 1997;
His appeal was heard by the nation's highest court last November.
But in a six to three decision yesterday, the justices ruled the jury acted properly.
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SOT 5:02:09
IN Q=I'm really glad

((ED MEEKS/BUCHANAN PROSECUTOR: I'M REALLY GLAD THAT THE HARD WORK OF THE COURT, COUNSEL FOR BOTH SIDES AND THE JURY HAS BEEN UPHELD, AND MAYBE NOW, AFTER TEN YEARS, WE CAN PUT THIS CASE TO AN END.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Buchanan Prosecutor; :00
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OUT Q=to an end.
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A new execution date for Buchanan should be scheduled within 30- days.
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8E-Police-Chief


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TAPE#97-90
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A new police chief for the city of Roanoke could be named by mid-February. The interview process continues.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eight finalists are meeting this week at the Hotel Roanoke with two panels of citizens, police officers and city administrators.
Public Safety Director Chip Snead says all of the candidates have at least 20 years of experience in law enforcement.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:19:41
IN Q=Two internal candidates

((CHIP SNEAD/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: TWO INTERNAL CANDIDATES. SIX EXTERNAL CANDIDATES. TWO OF THE EXTERNAL CANDIDATES ARE FROM OTHER OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN VIRGINIA AND THE OTHER FOUR CANDIDATES ARE FROM OUT OF STATE.))
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The two panels conducting interviews will make recommendations to city manager Bob Herbert.
He's expected to make his decision by mid February.

8Passenger-Service


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Nearly 50 Roanoke residents showed their interest in returning passenger rail service to the city at a hearing last night concerning the "Bristol Rail Passenger Project."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The State's Rail and Public Transportation department proposes using existing Norfolk-Southern tracks to return passenger rail service.
Improvement costs are projected at more than nine-million dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:51:29
IN Q=THERE WOULD

((ALAN TOBIAS/VA. DEPT OF RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; THERE WOULD ALSO BE A SUBSIDY OF THE OPERATIONS THAT WOULD EB NEEDED DURING THE FIRST SEVERAL YEARS OF OPERATIONS STARTING AT ABOUT TEN-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST YEAR BUT DECLINING OVER TIME AS RIDERSHIP BUILDS. SO WE EXPECT IT TO BREAK EVEN AND PAY FOR ITSELF WITHIN ABOUT 12 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Alan Tobias/Va. Dept. of Rail and Public Trans.
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=12 YEARS.
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VO-NAT


Roanoke is badly in need of a new train depot. Mayor David Bowers says even an "Am-shack" for the short term would help bring the service back to the city.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:01:55
IN Q=FOR THE LONG TERM

((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS; FOR THE LONG TERM, THE REGION, ALL JURISDICTIONS THAT WANT TO SEE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE COME BACK TO ROANOKE, THEY NEED TO JOIN WITH THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN BUILDING A PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE STATION.))
SUPER=07-Mayor David Bowers;
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OUT Q=SERVICE STATION.
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VO-NAT


A feasibility study will be submitted to the General Assembly for approval of the project.
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8E-Bobsledder


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TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=Olympics


One Danville resident will pay close attention to the Olympic Winter games when they begin in Nagano, Japan, in about two weeks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Randy Russel wanted to be an Olympic competitor.
He's a former football player who recently tried out for the U-S-A bobsled team.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;


Russel scored well at the Olympic trials in Salt Lake City... but he didn't make the team.
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SOT 2:48:18-:25
IN Q=I wanted to

((RANDY RUSSEL/BOBSLEDDER: I WANTED TO MAKE IT. I WANTED TO MAKE IT SO WHEN I SEE NAGANO ON TV I'M LIKE WAIT A MINUTE YOU KNOW THIS BOOK IS NOT FINISHED. I SHOULD BE THERE.))
SUPER=01-Randy Russel/Bobsledder
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Russel says he'll probably give bobsleding one more shot.
Remember.. you can watch the Olympic Winter Games right here on WDBJ7 and CBS.
Opening ceremonies are set for February 6th.
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8Weather


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Time to check out the cloudy forecast--
It'll stay overcast today, with rain developing.
Highs in the low to mid 40s....
Some heavy rain possible tonight, with lows in the upper 30s.
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