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Grayson-Murder

ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Both sides have another month to prepare for Emmett Cressell, Junior's murder trial.
Today a judge set a new date in the Grayson County murder case.
Teresa Hamilton updates us.
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IN Q=Emmett Cressell
SUPER=03-Independence; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Cressell's Attorney; :24
SUPER=03-Independence/October 8; :34
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; 1:09
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:20
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Grayson Co.

(( Emmett Cressell, Junior's murder trial was expected to begin this week but was postponed at the request of defense attorneys.
Cressell's lawyers believe the state crime lab, which tested evidence collected where Garnett "G-P" Johnson was doused with gasoline, burned alive and decapitated, should've worked faster.
It wasn't until last week, the commonwealth and Cressell's attorneys, were handed the results.
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2:59:27
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IN Q=All of

((JEFF DORSEY/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY: ALL OF THE EVIDENCE IS EXCULPATORY TO OUR CLIENT , THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT IS A PROBLEM FOR OUR CLIENT IN ANY FASHION, WHATSOEVER, THE ISSUE IS ONE OF BEING ABLE TO FULLY PRESENT THAT TO A JURY. ))
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OUT Q=to a jury.


DNA tests indicates blood found on the right hand and clothes of co-defendant Louis Ceparano, matched the blood of the victim.
But authorities aren't through testing.
Last week-- they collected more evidence from both suspects-- including palm, fingerprint and hair samples.
Cressell's attorneys say, so far, no usable FINGERPRINTS have been found on the victim's checkbook, watch or billfold-- as a means of proving robbery.
But they say a partial PALM print was detected on one of the items-- and authorities still plan to run further tests on some tools found at the scene.
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3:01:10
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IN Q=What concerns

((MARK CLAYTOR/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:WHAT CONCERNS ME, IS WHERE ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE GOING TO LEAD, IS THAT GOING TO BE A LEAD THAT WOULD BASICALLY BE THE BREAK IN THE CASE THAT WE'RE WAITING FOR.))
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OUT Q=waiting for.

TAKE SU
Cressell's new trial date is set for the week of March 23rd-- which could've been a violation of his right to a speedy trial-- however that's doesn't appear to be the case-- because the continuance was at the defense's request.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

WV-Murders


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


West Virginia State Police are investigating the shooting deaths of three members of the same family.
A husband, wife and mother in law were found inside their Maybeury home in McDowell County home last night, after relatives reported they had not seen the family members for several days.
The victims had each been shot several times.
Police say the mother in law is believed to be in her 70s and the husband and wife in their mid to late 40s.



Home-Care


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=None


A battle is brewing in Lynchburg over whether residents can provide elderly care in their private homes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Dora Cunningham has been caring for elderly women in her Edley Street home for about four years.
But after a neighbor complained about traffic problems, Cunningham was unable to get a conditional use permit. Now, a circuit court judge has given her 90 days to find new homes for the two women that currently live there.
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SOT 7:34:11
IN Q=Medicare has made

((DORA CUNNINGHAM/HOME HEALTHCARE PROVIDER: MEDICARE HAS MADE A LOT OF CHANGES IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY, HOME HEALTH ALONE HAS RELEASED A LOT OF PATIENTS THAT MEDICARE IS NOT PAYING FOR HOME HEALTH TO GO INTO THE HOMES TO HELP THESE PEOPLE. THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF ELDERLY PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO NEED MORE HOMES. I'VE CALLED EVERY NURSING HOME IN LYNCHBURG, I CALLED IN BEDFORD, IN GRETNA, IN BROOKNEAL, IN ALTAVISTA.. THEY'RE ALL FULL, THEY HAVE NO VACANCIES, THEY ALL HAVE WAITING LISTS.))
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VO-NAT


Cunningham says she may ask city council to amend the zoning ordinance to allow home health care in a residential area.
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Police-Chief


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-4
GRAPHIC=Joe Gaskins


The Roanoke Chapter of the N- Double-A- C- P is pleased with the result, but
not the process that selected the city's new police chief. (------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday


The search ended on Friday, with the introduction of Joe Gaskins.
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IN Q=People are saying

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: PEOPLE ARE SAYING, WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL? YOU'VE GOT A BLACK POLICE CHIEF, NOT JUST A BLACK POLICE CHIEF, BUT A QUALIFIED POLICE CHIEF. WHY ARE THERE STILL QUESTIONS? WELL WE'VE ALWAYS SAID ALL ALONG THAT THE QUESTION FOR US IS, CAN WE TRUST THE CITY ADMINISTRATION TO DO BUSINESS RIGHT?))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=to do business right.
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The selection also brought complaints from officials who favored Roanoke Police Lieutenant David Clayton.
Jeffrey questions the timing of their criticism, but says it supports his argument that the search may have been flawed.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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An early entry in this year's congressional races. That story is just ahead on News 7 at Six.
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and a major renovation project won't get underway in Bedford until this fall, but county leaders are already preparing the public and asking for patience.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Bedford-Courthouse


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#99-1
GRAPHIC=None


Bedford County officials say residents can expect some major delays once renovation on the county's courthouse gets underway this fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


The county is spending 11- million dollars to add on to the 70- year- old building, and renovate its existing offices and courtrooms.
The nearby Burks- Scott building also will get a facelift, and will eventually house the area's social service agencies.
The project will tie up many court services for the next three years.
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SOT 11:42:26
IN Q=Working around all

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WORKING AROUND ALL THE COURT FUNCTIONS WHILE WE ADD ON AND RENOVATE THAT EXISTING BUILDING, I'M SURE IS GOING TO BE A VERY TRYING TIME. WE'RE GOING TO BE MOVING PEOPLE IN AND OUT AND AROUND THE BUILDING AS WE DO RENOVATIONS, AND IT'S GOING TO BE, WE HOPE, AN ORGANIZED CHAOS AS WE'VE BEEN SAYING.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=we've been saying.
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VO-NAT


Rolfe says a lack of sewer and water services made it impractical for the county to build a new courthouse outside the Bedford city limits.
In June, the county will start accepting bids for the renovation, with construction expected to start by October.
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Pitts-Administrator


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=chu
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=None


Pittsylvania County says it will start looking for a new county administrator this summer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Current county administrator George Supensky is retiring at the end of this year.
He wanted to leave his post earlier but has agreed to stay on through the budget and hiring processes.
Supensky took over the job of county administrator in 1993, when he replaced Dan Sleeper.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Pittsylvania County supervisors say they'll start advertising for the job when the new fiscal year begins in July.

Barta


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Campaign 98


A Radford ophthalmologist officially announced his plans to seek the ninth district Republican nomination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Doctor Joe Barta has been publicly considering a run for several months.
Today he toured the ninth district-- meeting with voters.
If he wins the nomination--he'll be going up against long time democrat Rick Boucher.
But Barta says he's got a strategy.
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(( ))
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RUNS=:15 approx.
OUT Q=those decisions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Giles County Republican, Patrick Muldoon is also seeking the G-O-P nomination.
He ran an unsuccessful campaign against Boucher during the last election.
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American-Eagle


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=97-99
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Airport


In about two weeks we should know if there's going to be something special in the air between Roanoke and Chicago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago;


American Eagle says it is ready to start flying three daily, non-stop jets between the two cities.
The airline is just waiting to hear from the federal government.
Because Chicago's O'Hare airport is so busy, airlines must get permission before planes can take off or land there.
American is urging travelers in favor of the Roanoke-to-Chicago flights to write the Department of Transportation in Washington.
If the airline gets the go-ahead, American said it will start flying to Chicago on September 15th.
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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=
TAPE#=Tease#2
GRAPHIC=none


Tired of waiting in long checkout lines that are supposed to be express?
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VO-NAT


Well now you can take matters into your own hands at one local Kroger store. We'll tell you about the "do it yourself" checkout... coming up.
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Kroger


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-97
GRAPHIC=Kroger


How fast can you scan your own groceries in the self- service check- out lane at Kroger?
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IN Q=They installed
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Kathy Kriecsch/Kroger Shopper; :33
SUPER=01-Robert France/Kroger Shopper; :53
SUPER=01-Randy Donaldson/Kroger Shopper; 1:07 Quick
SUPER=01-Anne Townsend/Kroger Coordinator; 1:27 QUICK
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=a couple for that.

((
They installed the first four do-it-yourself bar-code scanners on the east coast last week... at the Tanglewood store.
U-Scan has been available since Thursday evening.
They're already getting repeat customers. 13:53:35 ((OH, YEAH. I CAME ON THE FIRST DAY. (LAUGHTER)))
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Kathy Kriecsch is back, trying to improve her time and proficiency on the U-Scan.
She could have written a check, paid cash- -used exact change, if she wanted.... even Food Stamps, if she was elligible.
She uses a credit card and gets a receipt that doesn't even require a signature. 13:54:15 ((Does that give you any concern? NO. I DO IT AT THE GAS STATION ALL THE TIME. IN FACT I FEEL SAFER THAN PASSING OUT MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.))
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In other cities, technicians report 25-percent of customers opt to scan their own groceries.
Shoppers THINK its faster. John Shand 13:58:30 ((IT'S GOOD FOR GETTING THROUGH QUICK.))
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14:00:05 ((GETS YOU IN AND OUT QUICK, HOPEFULLY.))
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13:47:25 You think it's faster, once you get used to it? YES I DO.
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14:35:14 ((DOES IT REALLY GO FASTER THIS WAY?? IT MAY BE JUST PERCEPTION, YEAH, BECAUSE YOU DO GET MORE INVOLVED.))
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It's not really any faster than the regular express lane, Kroger admits, but people THINK it is. 14:06:50 ((GIVEN A CHOICE BETWEEN ME DOING IT AND SOMEONE ELSE DOING IT....))
RUNS=:03


Randy Donaldson would just as soon let the cashier do the work. 14:07 ((WITH THIS, I HAVE TO ENGAGE.))
Some customers and cashiers privately expressed concern that the automated scanners will replace workers.
Kroger says U-Scan won't replace people. 14:26:15 ((WE STILL NEED PEOPLE TO RUN THE CASHIER STATION AND WE ACTUALLY HIRED A COUPLE FOR THAT.))
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Highlights from the U.S. men's hockey match with Canada a couple of area football stars are in town tonight.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And a big celebration for Dale Earnhardt in victory lane at Daytona yesterday.
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S-Barbers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S8-2
GRAPHIC=Barbers


Tonight former Cave Spring and now NFL rookies Ronde and Tiki Barber will speak at the Roanoke Valley Sports Club.
Double Boxes=Roy and Steve/Microwave


Steve Mason is at the Salem Civic Center with two of the Roanoke Valley's favorite sons. Steve.
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=05-Salem; :00


Roy NFL fans in Tampa Bay and in New York know them as two professional athletes coming up through the ranks.
There are jerseys all over the valley with their names on them; there is even a national shoe deal.
But in talking to Ronde and Tiki Barber,you quickly realize that they are still affectionately known to us as two student-athletes that played under Steve Spangler at Cave Spring High School and then went on to star at UVa.
Ronde and Tiki; thanks for joining us. Steve ad libs first live interview Ronde; let me first start with you--back home to visit with your Mom geraldine and see some friends, and to speak to the club. What will you guys share with them?
Live=Ronde Barber Full/Microwave
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Defensive Back; :00

B ROLL OVER RONDE'S ANSWER TO 2ND QUESTION
You were inactive form most of the season with the Bucs; but came on at the end of the year'; seeing action in the Green Bay playoff game. How do things look?
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VO-NAT #eng RONDE!!!
SUPER=03-Tampa Bay, FL;
RUNS=:13
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Steve ad libs 2nd live interview
Tiki, you came into the a situation where the New York Giants could use you right away. Over a 1,000 yards of offense for you and the Giants win the NFC East and make the playoffs. You've also been cultured' broadway plays and a sitcom? what's up with that?
Live=Tiki Barber Full/Microwave
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants Tailback; :00

B ROLL OVER TIKI'S ANSWER TO 2ND QUESTION
Address your shoe deal with reebok and assess your performance this season; your first in the NFL?
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VO-NAT #eng TIKI
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD/This Past Season; :00
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Double Boxes=Roy and Steve/Microwave

Steve ad libs toss back to studio

S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-38
GRAPHIC=Dale Earnhardt


The Celebration in victory lane was special. Dale Earnhardt had finally won the race that's haunted him for years taking the checkered flag under caution in winning the Daytona 500.
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SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Finished 5th; :19
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Finished 16th; :32
SUPER=02-Larry McReynolds/Earnhardt's Crew Chief; :55
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=......big picture."
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S-Olympics


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S8-3
GRAPHIC=Olympics Logo


The U-S-A picked up its seventh medal of the winter Olympics. Chris Witty earned a Bronze for her performance in the women's 15-hundred meter speedskating event.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan/CBS SPORTS; :


But the U-S hockey team came up short in its division. Canada beat the Americans 4 to 1 to win the division with a three and 0 record. Keith Primeau had two goals for Canada and Patrick Roy made 30 saves.
The U-S team finished third in the division with a 1 and 2 record.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB98-1
GRAPHIC=High school basketball


This week marks the beginning of tourney time for high school basketball.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Collinsville; :00


Martinsville coach Troy Wells's Bulldogs have been in the middle of the Piedmont district while Magna Vista and Laurel Park have been at the top during the regular season.
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IN Q="This

((TROY WELLS/MARTINSVILLE COACH:))
SUPER=01-Troy Wells/Martinsville Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...play hard for three night"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Under first year coach John Walmsley; Fieldale-Collinsville has fought to a 3 and 7 district record. It's clear everyone will be gunning for magna Vista when the Piedmont tourney begins tomorrow night.
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IN Q="I think

((JOHN WALMSLEY/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-John Walmsley/Fieldale-Collinsville Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=....into the tourney"
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


In college basketball tonight, V-M-I hosts Davidson at Cameron hall tipoff is 7 oclock.
SS=Liberty Logo


The Flames of Liberty have a big conference game tonight when Charleston Southern makes a trip to the Vines center for a 7 thirty tipoff.
SS=Roanoke Logo


And tonight at 7 at the Bast Center the Lady Maroons of Roanoke College take on Lynchburg in a key ODAC game. Wx-Tape
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Their songs are on the radio- and climbing the charts.
Tonight the semi-charmed group Third Eye Blind plays at Virginia Tech along with Smash Mouth- the group whose song "Walkin on the Sun" has them climbing the charts.
Jean Jadhon will talk with the musicians about their rising fame and we'll hear part of tonight's show.
Hope you'll stay up a little later tonight for News 7 coming up after the Olympics.