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[75-Henry-Murder]


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[TAPE#598-23 13:39]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Henry County social service workers say they are shocked by the news that a baby was allegedly murdered by her mother over the weekend.
That's because Sharon Alley was one of their clients.
In fact, she had been charged with abusing her 8-month-old daughter before.
Christy Hubley reports.
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[IN Q=Patsy Cole and Joyce Martin]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Martin/Director of Social Services; :20]
[super=20-Christy/Hubley; :34]
[SUPER=01-Patsy Cole/Service Supervisor; 1:00]
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[OUT Q=CH, News 7.]


(( Patsy Cole and Joyce Martin work for the Department of Social Services in Henry County.
Their agency works to keep troubled families together.
Sharon Alley-- who faces charges of murdering and abusing of her daughter-- was one of their clients.
These women say there was NO indication of problems this big.
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[SOT 23:30:02-:16]
[IN Q=There was not anything]

((JOYCE MARTIN: THERE WAS NOT ANYTHING MORE THAT WE COULD HAVE DONE. THERE WAS NO WAY WE COULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AND IF WE HAD HAD ANY INKLING, WE WOULD HAVE DONE EVERYTHING WE COULD HAVE TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=prevent this from occurring.]


Sheriff's Deputies say the murder happened Mother's Day-- in the home of Sharon Alley's parents.
The baby suffered a single stab wound to the heart while she laid in her crib.
The infant girl had recently been returned to the care of her mother-- after she was removed from the home by a court order.
Child protection workers act as a liaison between the courts and the family... but say the ultimate decision about a child's custody belongs to a judge.
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[SOT 23:22:16-22:31]
[IN Q=There may be a need for counselling ]

((PATSY COLE: THERE MAY BE A NEED FOR COUNSELLING OR PARENTING SERVICES AND WE ENSURE THOSE ARE OCCURRING AND GIVE THAT INFORMATION BACK TO THE COURT FOR THE COURT TO MAKE A DETERMINATION REGARDING THE CHILD REMAINING IN THE HOME OR NOT.)) [RUNS :15]
[OUT Q=in the home or not.]

Christy Hubley, NEws 7.))

[7Trash-Crime]


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Roanoke County is cracking down on garbage diggers.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

County officials have received several calls from residents complaining about people sorting through their trash. As a result, an anti-trash scavenging ordinance was adopted.
Violation of the law could result in a maximum 12-month jail term and a fine of up to 25-hundred dollars.
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[IN Q=OBVIOUSLY THAT'S VERY]

((PAUL MAHONEY/ROANOKE CO. ATTORNEY; OBVIOUSLY THAT'S VERY HARSH AND I THINK IT WOULD DEPEND UPON THE SPECIFIC FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES. WHETHER THERE WERE AGGRAVATED CIRCUMSTANCES AND HOW THE JUDGE VIEWS THE CASE AND WHAT'S INVOLVED, WHAT WERE YOU DOING, THAT KIND OF THING.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=KIND OF THING.]
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[VO-NAT]

Mahoney says the county's ordinance was inspired by a similar Roanoke City document, which was put in place about two decades ago.
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[7E-I-73]


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Only a handful of possible routes remain for the proposed Interstate 73 project.
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Residents at a public hearing last night carefully studied maps that show how close the routes come to their homes and property.
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((MARY METZ; WE REALLY NEED IT DOWN THAT WAY, BUT I HOPE IT COMES THROUGH ON THE WEST SIDE OF 220, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T BOTHER 220.))
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Some at the meeting picked "none of the above", saying a new Interstate isn't needed.
V-DOT says now is the time for residents to share their concerns and problems.
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((FRED ALTIZER/VDOT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR; IF THERE'S A HISTORIC DISTRICT OR A CEMETERY, OR A PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL PARK WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE ISSUES, WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS AROUND EACH OF THESE ALIGNMENTS.))
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Altizer says it'll take another year to evaluate the cost and impact of each route, and pick the best one.
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Turning now to your mid-week forecast... Look for partly sunny skies to return to the area. Highs will be in the low- to mid-70's. Tonight, temperatures could drop into the upper-40's under partly cloudy skies. Looking ahead to the extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/14/98
Thursday:

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[SUPER=130-15/Ashley Krisha/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-9/Jonathan Martin/Bassett]



[SUPER=130-7/Tiffany McKnight/Galax]



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[SUPER=130-8/Brent Fleming/Roanoke]



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No Pictures:

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[SUPER=131-/Sid Cobbler/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Jesse Doyle/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Billy Haskins/Penhook]



[SUPER=131-/Emma Reynolds/Truevine]



[SUPER=131-13/Brittany Buchanan/Martinsville]



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[SUPER=131-77/Mary Atkins/Draper]


[7Movie-Review] 5/15 "Black Dog" Universal
The title of this movie should be "Big Truck" because it is the 18 wheelers that are really the stars of the film. They race, they crash, they explode. The camera loves them. They get more close ups then the human actors, Patrick Swayze, Randy Travis or Meat Loaf. Swayze is Jack. An earnest fellow who has had some bad luck and spent two years in prison. To save his home, he takes on a long haul from Atlanta to New Jersey even though he knows it could mean trouble. It does. The load is illegal guns and a bad guy, Red (Meat Loaf) hires some low lifes to try and get it away from Jack with predictable results. "Black Dog" gets a D, the movie defies logic, has terrible dialogue, a formulaic story line and paper thin characters who haven't got much to do but drive and die. But the camera work is fantastic, so if you must see this movie, see it on a big screen.
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[45E-Henry-Murder]


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Was it a tragedy that could have been prevented?]
Social Service workers in Henry County find themselves answering tough questions following the mother's day murder of a baby girl.
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The little girl's mother-- Sharon Alley-- is charged with fatally her daughter.
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Sheriff's deputies say the murder happened Sunday in the home of Sharon Alley's parents in Figsboro.
Alley was a client of Henry County Social Services-- an agency which rehabilitates troubled families.
The agency's director says the baby's death is a shock.
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[IN Q=23:32:42-:55]

((JOYCE MARTIN: IT HAS AFFECTED US EMOTIONALLY GREATLY AND SO WE HAVE GOT TO BE SUPPORTIVE AND TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO BE CAREGIVERS TO THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE OTHER CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Joyce Martin/Director of Social Services;]
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[OUT Q=the other children.]
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Sharon Alley lost custody of her daughter last year because of alleged abuse, but recently regained it.
Social Services says it makes recommendations about custody to the courts, but the ultimate decision about who cares for a child is made by a judge.
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[45Bank-Robber]


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Roanoke police are still on the lookout for a Bank robber following a holdup yesterday morning.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police say a black man in his 20's, about five-feet-seven and 170 pounds, jumped onto the counter at NationsBank on Melrose Avenue -- and demanded a drawerful of money.
He then fled on foot with the cash.
Police say he did NOT have a gun.
But bank managers say the bag of money also contained a dye pack that will explode, staining the bills with ink.
Police expect the robber to tell people about the deed. They say that's one way they hope to catch him.
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[45Gilmore-Tobacco]


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Governor Gilmore is calling for a national summit to debate proposed tobacco legislation now in Congress.
Gilmore said yesterday that the bill proposed by Arizona Senator John Mc-Cain would put thousands of people out of work.
He has asked labor leaders around the country to help organize the June meeting.

[45E-Snowshoe]


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Expansion is in the near future for one West Virginia ski resort.
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[SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV]


Snowshoe Mountain yesterday announced a 36-million dollar construction project.
It includes a new ski lift, another one and a half miles of trails, and a 400-home development called the Village of Wildcat.
That part of the project will have shops and restaurants, too.
Snowshoe's parent company, Intrawest, has invested almost 100 million dollars in the resort since it took over three years ago.
The improvements are supposed to be ready by November of next year.
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[45E-Service-Dog]


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Anyone who has a puppy knows how quickly you become attached, so imagine training the dog and then giving it up.
That's the difficult task for those who train dogs to assist people with disabilties.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Mitzi Tinaglia (tin-AL-lee-yuh) has raised "Jackson" since he was just two months old.
She's what the Saint Francis Service Dog Foundation calls a "puppy raiser."
She's given him more than food and shelter.
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[IN Q=He already]

((HE ALREADY KNOWS HIS BASIC STUFF. NOW IT'S THE FUN TIME, WHERE WE LEARNS THE TASKS. ))
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[OUT Q=the tasks.]
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Connie Kniseley (Nicely) takes over now... teaching Jackson the skills he needs to aid someone with a physical handicap.
It's like a parent at graduation. It's hard to let go... even after just eight months.
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[SOT 11:40:18]
[IN Q=He likes]

((HE LIKES A CONNIE A LOT. HE'S BEEN THERE. HE KNOWS WHERE HE'S GOING. SO THAT MAKES ME FEEL A LOT BETTER. ))
[SUPER=01-Mitzi Tinaglia/Puppy Raiser]
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[OUT Q=a lot better]
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At the end of another year- -with Nicely- -Jackson will be ready to go to work.
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Turning to weather now--
Very pleasant around the region today with partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy tonight with light winds and a low near 50.
The four day forecast is calling for the warm, sunny weather to continue.
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[8E-County-Supervisors]


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Looking for treasures in someone ELSE'S trash is now against the law in Roanoke county--
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The county has adopted an ordinance which makes it a criminal offense for anyone to scavenge through another person's garbage. After receiving a number of phone calls from residents complaining about people sorting through their trash, officials decided to follow the lead set by Roanoke City about 20-years ago.
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[IN Q=ROANOKE CITY HAD]

((PAUL MAHONEY/ROANOKE CO. ATTORNEY; ROANOKE CITY HAD AN ORDINANCE THAT ADDRESSES A SIMILAR KIND OF PROBLEM. SO WE HAVE LOOKED AT THEIR ORDINANCE. WE FELT THAT THAT MIGHT BE THE BETTER APPROACH TO FOLLOW SINCE THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WERE USED TO DEALING WITH, AT LEAST IN ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=ROANOKE VALLEY.]
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A person convicted of violating the code could receive a maximum 25-hundred dollar fine and up to 12-months in jail.
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[82-E-I-73]


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The path is narrowing for the proposed site of the Interstate 73 project.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Residents at a public hearing last night carefully studied maps that show how close the routes come to their homes and property.
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[IN Q=we really need]

((MARY METZ; WE REALLY NEED IT DOWN THAT WAY, BUT I HOPE IT COMES THROUGH ON THE WEST SIDE OF 220, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T BOTHER 220.))
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Some at the meeting picked "none of the above", saying a new Interstate isn't needed.
V-DOT says now is the time for residents to share their concerns and problems.
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[SOT 02:50:09]
[IN Q=if it runs]

((FRED ALTIZER/VDOT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR; IF THERE'S A HISTORIC DISTRICT OR A CEMETERY, OR A PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL PARK WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT ARE THE ISSUES, WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS AROUND EACH OF THESE ALIGNMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/VDOT District Administrator;]
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Altizer says it'll take another year to evaluate the cost and impact of each route, and pick the best one.

[8VA-Wages]


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Low inflation is said to be the reason Virginians are getting pay hikes.
Last year's 2 and a half percent climb marks the largest salary and wage increase in the COmmonwealth in 29 years.

The results were reported this week by economist Roy Pearson at the College of William and Mary.


[85-Private-Prisons]


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The commonwealth's first privately- run prison is drawing heat, even though it's only been open for two months.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees' told reporters private prisons are a bad idea.
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[SOT 10:35:34]
[IN Q=Any problems]

((LILLIAN ABRAMS/VA. AFSCME: ANY PROBLEMS WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST WITH OUR PRISONS, AND THEY'RE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, WE'VE NOT HAD OUR PEOPLE ON THE CARPET FOR NOT BEHAVING OR HANDLING THE SITUATION PROPERLY. OUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE TRAINED VERY WELL.))
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[OUT Q=very well.]
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The union members showed a tape of violent incidents at other private prisons in other states-- and predicted a similar fate for Virginia.
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[IN Q=I think]

((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: I THINK THE STATE NEEDS TO DO ITS OWN LITMUS TEST. AND WE ARE WITH THE TWO INSTITUTIONS THAT WE'LL HAVE UP AND RUNNING COMPARED TO THE NUMEROUS OTHER ONES THAT WE HAVE, STATE-RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director;]
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[OUT Q=state-run.]
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Union officials today cited a General Accounting Office report saying private prisons across the nation don't neccessarily save taxpayers money.
Virginia corrections officials cite more recent statistics from Louisiana that show double digit percentage savings with private prisons. [8WEATHER]
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Time now to check the mid- week forecast--
Partly sunny and mild today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy tonight with light winds.
Lows near 50.
Turing to the four day forecst, expect more pleasant weather...
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