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[7CEPARANO]


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A gag order has been issued in the case of a black man who police say was burned alive and then beheaded at the hands of two white men.
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[SUPER=03-Independence;]


An attorney for Louis Ceparano successfully argued that the case is getting so much publicity it would be difficult to receive a fair trial in Grayson County.
The judge in the case still has not decided whether he will move the trial out of the county.
Residents have their own opinion.
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[IN Q=I believe]
[super=03-Leman Ashbrook/Grayson Co. Resident;]

[***2nd bite no super***] ((LEMAN ASHBROOK/GRAYSON CO. RESIDENT: I BELIEVE HE WOULD GET A BETTER TRIAL OUT OF THIS COUNTY DUE TO ALL THE CONTROVERSY THAT'S GOING ON. I JUST THINK WHAT'S THE USE TO MOVE IT, IT HAPPENED, I MEAN IT HAPPENED HERE I THINK IT OUGHT TO BE DONE HERE. )) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=done here. ]
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Ceparano has been charged with capital murder in the July 25th slaying of Garnett Johnson.
Emmett Cressell junior is charged with 1st degree murder.
He's agreed to testify against Ceparano but prosecutors say that doesn't guarantee him leniency.
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[7E-Confederate-Month]


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Governor Gilmore made his remarks on "Confederate History Month" in Virginia and now he's taking heat from all sides.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor calls his carefully- worded proclamation "the right thing to do", but Confederate supporters don't like it.
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[SOT 10:45:08]
[IN Q=Governor Gilmore]

((WAYNE BYRD/HERITAGE PRESERVATION ASSOC.: GOVERNOR GILMORE SAYS YOUR PEOPLE ARE HONORABLE AND I RECOGNIZE THAT, BUT-- YOU HAVE SOME SKELETONS IN YOUR CLOSET THAT I NEED TO BRING FORTH AND SHOW TO THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA TO MAKE IT ACCEPTABLE. NO SIR, I DON'T LIKE IT.))
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[OUT Q=don't like it.]
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Gilmore's proclamation calls the Civil War "a tragic, heroic...struggle for deeply held beliefs," but it also condemns slavery.
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((I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO IN APRIL TO RECOGNIZE CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH AND THE HERITAGE THAT WE HAVE AS VIRGINIANS, BUT THE PROCLAMATION IS INCLUSIVE OF EVERYONE, TALKS ABOUT THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR.))
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Even with the slavery language, the N-double-A-C-P is NOT crazy about the proclamation either.
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[IN Q=The Governor]

((LINDA BYRD-HARDEN/VA. NAACP: THE GOVERNOR HAD TO LEARN A VERY DIFFICULT LESSON AND THAT'S THAT YOU CAN'T STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD ON RACE RELATIONS.))
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The Sons of Confederate Veterans actually requested the proclamation -- as it has annually in recent years.
State Commander Collin Pulley says he'll accept the proclamation-- but he'd like the wording on slavery left out next year.

[7E-POW-Memorial]


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Salem is now home to a Prisoners-of-War monument.
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The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the American Ex- Prisoners of War dedicated the memorial yesterday afternoon.
It stands outside of the V-A Medical Center, and pays tribute to those who sacrificed their own freedom to protect the nation's.
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[IN Q=Former prisoners of war]

((ROBERT GRAY/FORMER PRISONER OF WAR: FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR, WE CAN ENJOY SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE. THOSE MEN GAVE EVERYTHING THEY HAD. WHEN YOU GIVE YOUR LIFE, YOU'VE GOT NO MORE. THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO ME THAT WE ARE TRYING TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE EVERYTHING THEY HAD THAT I MIGHT BE HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN CEREMONIES LIKE THIS))
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The group has been working for ten years to honor former P-O-Ws with a monument. The V-A Medical Center has assumed responsibility for its care and maintenance.

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Your Friday forecast includes cooler temperatures with a chance of scattered showers throughout the day. Highs reaching the low to mid-50s today...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/11/98
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-/Phyllis Kingery/Glasgow]



[SUPER=130-2/Nick Parsell/Radford]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-51st/David & Christine Bower/Floyd]



[SUPER=130-43/Gale Pyrtle/Danville]



[SUPER=130-3/Chelsie Taylor/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-10/Andy Odenthal/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Carol Taylor/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-66/Lewis Hilland/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Bryan Woolwine/Salem]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-83/Ezra Light/Roanoke]



[SUPER=131-11th/David & Katie Drewery/Goodview]



[SUPER=131-/Violet Reynolds/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Nicky Matherly/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Andy Anderson/Figsboro]



[SUPER=131-80/Kenneth Gilberd/Roanoke]



Movie Review 4/17

Lost in Space could have been a better movie. It has many elements of a good old fashion science fiction movie, of course with lots of new fangled technology, and the Robinson family is amazingly free of overt sentimentality. But the movie tries to be both a kid movie and an action film. The mix doesn't work and it is not for young children.
William Hurt is Dr. Robinson, so involved in his work that he doesn't have time for his family, particularly his young son Will, played by Jack Johnson, who is a gifted scientist in his own right. Younger daughter Penny, Lacy Chabet, is a typical teen and the oldest, Judy, Heather Graham is a scientist like her dad. Mimi Rogers doesn't have much to do in the role of Mom Robinson. Matt LeBlanc is the pilot for what is supposed to be a routine trip through space to check out a climate friendly planet for colonization; but evil Dr. Smith, Gary Oldman, sabotages the ship and sends the family, and accidentally himself, careening through uncharted space.
Lost in Space gets a C+. It needs to loose the cartoony alien, give Penny more of an edge and try to decide if it is camp or serious sci-fi. This is obviously part one of a series, and the ending is ambiguous as a result. [cutopen]
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[45Virginia-Tornado]


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The storms that devistated Alabama and Georgia Wednesday night brought their fury to the Mid-Atlantic coast.
In Virginia Beach yesterday, the storm system produced several funnel Cloud sightings.
There were no serious injuries but the storm collapsed part of building and dumped egg-sized hail in some areas.
Meantime, high winds in North Carolina lead to the death of a Virginia man.
Police say the man died when a tree limb fell on top of his car as he drove along Highway 33.

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A Grayson County judge has issued a gag order in a pair of upcoming murder trials.
Two white men are accused of burning a black man alive and then beheading his corpse.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( The manner in which Garnett G-P Johnson was murdered continues to generate publicity.
The former Marine was burned alive and later decapitated.
Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior are charged with murder but both have attorneys who've taken different positions toward the press.
For the most part-- coverage has focused on Cressell who's attorneys have voluntarily cast their client in a positive light.
To level the playing field, Ceparano's attorneys, who've essentially avoided the press asked for a gag order.
Jeff Dorsey and Mark Claytor have agreed to the conditions as long as Ceparano's attorneys also adhere to the order-- which they did.
Judge Colin Campbell indicated he supports the measure but has NOT decided whether he'll move Ceparano's trial out of Grayson County.
Residents have their own opinion.
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((LEMAN ASHBROOK/GRAYSON CO. RESIDENT: I BELIEVE HE WOULD GET A BETTER TRIAL OUT OF THIS COUNTY DUE TO ALL THE CONTROVERSY THAT'S GOING ON. I JUST THINK WHAT'S THE USE TO MOVE IT, IT HAPPENED, I MEAN IT HAPPENED HERE I THINK IT OUGHT TO BE DONE HERE. )) [RUNS:12]
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Another matter was also addressed in court--
Cressell has agreed to testify against Ceparano.
But Commonwealth's attorney J-D Bolt says despite what many may think there's NO deal guaranteeing Cressell leniency.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

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An apparent confession from the Martinsville woman accused of killing an elderly Roanoke County man.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./September 1997]


Barbara Anderson's accused of beating James Beane to death last fall, at his home near Cave Spring Corner.
Police found Anderson at the house and arrested her for the murder.
A police officer testified yesterday that at one point Anderson told him: "take me to jail, arrest me, because I did it."
Anderson's hearing has been delayed several times for psychiatric examinations.
The case was sent to the June grand jury.
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[45UN-Death-Penalty]


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The United Nations World Court has ordered the U-S to stop the execution of an inmate on Virginia's death row.
Angel Breard is a citizen of Paraguay -- and that country contends state officials violated a treaty by not telling Breard of his right to contact the country's consulate after his arrest.
He's sceduled to die next week.
The World Court has never intervened in a U-S death case before.
So it's unclear what effect its ruling will have.

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Turning to your Good Friday outlook--
Mostly cloudy skies today, with scattered showers throughout the morning.
Highs in the low to mid 50s.
Gradual clearing tonight, with lows dropping into the 30s.
The four day forecast is mostly sunny through the Easter weekend.
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[8CEPARANO]


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A gag order was issued in the murder case of a black man found burned and be-headed in Grayson County.
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[SUPER=03-Independence;]


An attorney for Louis Ceparano successfully argued that the case is getting so much publicity it would be difficult to receive a fair trial in Grayson County.
The judge in the case still has not decided whether he will move the trial out of the county.
Residents have their own opinion.
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[super=01-Leman Ashbrook/Grayson Co. Resident;]

((LEMAN ASHBROOK/GRAYSON CO. RESIDENT: I BELIEVE HE WOULD GET A BETTER TRIAL OUT OF THIS COUNTY DUE TO ALL THE CONTROVERSY THAT'S GOING ON. I JUST THINK WHAT'S THE USE TO MOVE IT, IT HAPPENED, I MEAN IT HAPPENED HERE I THINK IT OUGHT TO BE DONE HERE. )) [RUNS:12]
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Ceparano has been charged with capital murder in the July 25th slaying of Garnett Johnson.
Emmett Cressell junior is charged with 1st degree murder.
He's agreed to testify against Ceparano but prosecutors say that doesn't guarantee him leniency.
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[8Clifton-Forge]


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The former Mayor of Clifton Forge is once again running for public office--this time as a candidate for city council.
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Johnny Wright said if elected he'd improve cooperation among city officials, in order to resolve pressing issues facing Clifton Forge.
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((JOHNNY WRIGHT:CANDIDATE, CLIFTON FORGE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THE THING THAT I'D REALLY LIKE TO DO IS SIT DOWN WITH THE PEOPLE INVOLVED--THE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS, THE CITY WORKERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THE CITY AND ASK THEIR SUGGESTIONS AND SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.))
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Wright and other candidates running for city council, including Kenneth Yeagley (YEAH-GLEE), say they're concerned about the city's dire financial situation.
The former mayor favors reverting back to town status to solve financial problems.
Yeagley, opposes that idea.
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Wright and Yeagley are two of eight candidates running for three seats on city council.
The others include: Meredith Mills, Marilew Barnes, John Dotson, Dorsey Huffman, James Morris and Glen Simpson.
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[8Health-Plan]


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The leading state health official is offering his support for Governor Gilmore's child health insurance alternative.
Yesterday State Secretary of Health and Human Resources Claude Allen went on the stump for Governor Gilmore's alternate child health insurance proposal.
Allen made stops in Abingdon and Lynchburg.
He says a bill passed by the General Assembly to expand Medicaid health benefits to children would hurt working Virginians.

[8Moonlink]


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Some aspiring young astronauts in Botetourt County are helping out with a NASA launch.
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((WE HAVE IGNITION AND WE HAVE TAKEOFF))
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Twenty-four mission members are launching a satellite into orbit -- they navigate online, guided by NASA representatives.
It's a replica of NASA's voyage earlier this year, and students will gather real data.
They're hoping to surprise the experts with new metals or sources of water.
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[IN Q=For an individual]

((STEVE DUNN/STUDENT: FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT WHAT THE MOON IS MADE OF I THINK THAT'S EXTREMELY INTERESTING AND A VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME.))
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These two-person teams spent weeks studying the moon and learning the various crew positions.
They say they not only learned to work together -- but some hope to work for NASA.
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[8Weather]


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Time now to check the holiday weekend forecast--
Expect mostly cloudy skies on this Good Friday, with some scattered showers and highs in the mid 50s.
Slow clearing by tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.
The extended outlook is sunny and eventually, warmer...
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