[7Jennings-Threat]

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A man who allegedly stabbed his ex-wife to death is in a psychiatric hospital following a court appearance yesterday.
Michael Jennings was committed to the hospital after threatening to kill himself in court.
He also attemtped to gouge out one of his eyes during his arraignment before deputies stopped him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday]

Jennings is accused of stabbing Wanda Jennings in front of her Roanoke home last Friday.
The Jennings were married for 11 years before their divorce last December.
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[7E-Carol-Hines]


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Her husband was murdered nine years ago, and now a state trooper's widow is going to witness the execution of the convicted killer.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Carol Hines says she can not explain why she wants to be there. [11:17:15]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have]

((AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEE SOMEBODY DIE, BUT IT'S THIS STRANGE FEELING THAT I'VE GO TO GO. ))
[SUPER=01-Carol Hines/Trooper's Widow]
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[OUT Q=go to go]
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Since she learned Dennis Wayne Eaton would be put to death June 18th, she says she and her three children have begun talking about the tragedy... in ways they did not right after Jerry Hines was killed in 1989.
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[SOT 11:09:10]

((WE'VE REALLY NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT. THEY'RE AFRAID THEY'RE GOING TO UPSET ME. I'M AFRAID I'M GOING TO UPSET THEM. SO WE'VE JUST AVOIDED IT.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=avoided it.]
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News-7 Reporter Keith Humphry spoke with Eaton yesterday by phone from death row... about the Hines family on the witness list.
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[SOT 10:32:15]
[IN Q=I guess it's]

((I GUESS IT'S THEIR RIGHT TO BE THERE IF THEY WANT TO BE THERE. IF BEING THERE HELPS THEM, YOU KNOW, I HOPE IT DOES. Would you have anything to say to them? I WOULD TELL THEM THAT I WAS SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AND WHAT PAIN THAT I'VE CAUSED THEM. ))
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[OUT Q=caused them.]
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The execution is set for a week from tomorrow.[7S-Rainbow-Murder]


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A technicality could lead to a new trial for a West Virginia convicted murderer.
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[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/June 1993]

Jacob Beard has been serving time for killing two female hitchhikers nearly 20 years ago.
Now his attorneys say prosecutors improperly used Beard's statements to develop their case.
The West Virginia Supreme Court will decide whether Beard will get a new trial.
Beard was convicted in 1993 for killing two women who were on their way to a Rainbow Family reunion in Pocahontas County.
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[75-Lee]


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A Roanoke police officer was in court yesterday, testifying about his use of a "choke hold" to bring down an assault suspect who was resisting arrest.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Officer Jim Donaldson says he wasn't trained to use a "choke hold," and had never used one before.
Having served three years on the force at the time of the incident in 1993, Donaldson testified he's seen other officers use it successfully.
In this instance the suspect Eric Scott Lee died.
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The federal jury of five women and two men will hear additional testimony today--the panel will eventually decide whether Donaldson applied excessive force and is liable for damages.

[7E-Electrocution]


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A 16-year old Montgomery County boy was accidentally electrocuted yesterday morning while mowing the lawn.
Sheriff's investigators found the body of Robert Earl Tuell (Tool) in the back yard of his home in Riner.
Sheriff's investigators say Tuell was mowing the lawn and stopped to move a piece of metal pipe which struck an overhead power line.

[45E-Henry-Teacher]


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A Henry County high school teacher has been found not guilty of having sex with a student.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Kevin Doty was suspended from his job at Fielddale-Collinsville High School when the accusations were made last year.
A 16-year old girl-- hidden here by an umbrella-- testified she had a sexual relationship with Doty during the fall of 1997.
But the judge didn't believe her story and found Doty NOT GUILTY on five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Doty's wife says she's glad this terrible ordeal is over.
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[SOT 8:34:17-:35]
[IN Q=He lost his job. We're losing]

((DUSTY DOTY/KEVIN DOTY'S WIFE: HE LOST HIS JOB, WE'RE LOSING OUR HOME. IT COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE THAN THIS AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GREAT FRIENDS AND I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM ALL FOR HELPING US. REPORTER: DID YOU EVER THINK THIS WOULD COME OUT ANY OTHER WAY? DUSTY DOTY: NO, I KNEW THE TRUTH WOULD COME OUT. I KNOW HE'S AN INNOCENT MAN AND HE'S MY HUSBAND AND I TRUST HIM AND I KNOW HE DIDN'T DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dusty Doty/Kevin Doty's Wife;]
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[OUT Q=know he didn't do it.]
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No word on whether Kevin Doty will be allowed to resume his job at F-C High School.
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[45L'burg-Council]


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The Lynchburg city council has said no to an assisted living center.
But that not be the end of the project.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[IN Q=Developers were seeking]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Hirth/Manor House Inc.; :19]
[SUPER=01-Maynard Jones/Neighborhood Assoc. Lawyer; :37]
[SUPER=01-Sue Tatom/Opponent; :45]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Developers were seeking a conditional use permit for this 3 1/2 acre piece of land on Boonsboro Road that would have allowed construction of a 50- thousand square foot assisted living center for 85 elderly residents.
Manor House operates homes in three other Virginia cities.. the company says Lynchburg badly needs this kind of facility.
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[SOT 20:22:30]
[IN Q=Why can't the]

((MARK HIRTH/MANOR HOUSE, INC.: WHY CAN'T THE FRAIL ELDERLY OF THE BOONSBORO AREA CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD THEY GREW UP IN, RAISED FAMILIES IN AND DOTED ON GRANDCHILDREN IN?)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=grandchildren in?]


But more than 500 Boonsboro residents opposed the project, saying it would increase traffic and ruin the appearance of their neighborhood.
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[SOT 20:10:35]
[IN Q=We feel denying]

((MAYNARD JONES/NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION LAWYER: WE FEEL DENYING IT WILL MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE GENERAL PLAN. WE FEEL DENYING IT WILL MAINTAIN THE AESTHETICS OF THE AREA.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=of the area.]
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[SOT 20:16:38]
[IN Q=I do acknowledge]

((SUE TATOM/OPPONENT: I DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT LYNCHBURG MAY NEED AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY. I OPPOSE IT GOING WHERE THEY WANT TO PUT IT ON BOONSBORO ROAD.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=Boonsboro Road.]
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[Standup ]
[IN Q=City council voted]

((City council voted 5 to 2 to deny the Manor House request.. residents say they're glad their concerns didn't fall on deaf ears. But Manor House isn't giving up.. they may appeal that decision to the circuirt court. And because their research shows the Boonsboro location is the ONLY suitable place for their project, if that appeal fails, they'll take their business elsewhere. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) [RUNS:22]

[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))[45E-Craig-Grant]



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Downtown New Castle is getting a major facelift thanks to to a 340-thousand dollar state grant.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.;]


Craig County leaders say they will use the money to clean up storefronts and recruit new businesses -- a clothing shop, for example, or a drug store.
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[SOT 12:47:06]
[IN Q=I would like]

((SHEILA DEHART/RESIDENT: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE COUNTY REMAIN RURAL BECAUSE IT'S PEACEFUL AND QUIET. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE JOBS COME INTO THE COUNTY. THAT WOULD HELP. WE NEED MORE JOBS FOR PEOPLE TO CHOOSE FROM INSTEAD OF GOING OUT OF THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Sheila deHart/Resident;]
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[OUT Q=out of the county]
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These trailers will be cleared out to make room for businesses.
A new post office will replace this garage.
The vacant lot next door is set to be transformed into a farmer's market.
These and many more upgrades are scheduled to be completed in the next two years.
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[8Jennings-Threat]


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A Roanoke man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-wife last week is now in a psychiatric hospital following a court appearance yesterday.
Michael Jennings was committed to the hospital after threatening to kill himself in court.
He also attemtped to gouge out one of his eyes during his arraignment before deputies stopped him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday]

Jennings is accused of stabbing Wanda Jennings in front of her Roanoke home last Friday.
The Jennings were married for 11 years before their divorce last December.
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[8E-Carol-Hines]


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State trooper Jerry Hines was murdered nearly a decade ago.
Next week the state trooper's widow plans to witness his killer's execution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


Carol Hines says she can not explain why she wants to be there. [11:17:15]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I have]

((AND I HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEE SOMEBODY DIE, BUT IT'S THIS STRANGE FEELING THAT I'VE GO TO GO. ))
[SUPER=01-Carol Hines/Trooper's Widow]
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[OUT Q=go to go]
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[VO-NAT]


Since she learned Dennis Wayne Eaton would be put to death June 18th, she says she and her three children have begun talking about the tragedy... in ways they did not right after Jerry Hines was killed in 1989.
(///////SOT////////)
[SOT 11:09:10]

((WE'VE REALLY NEVER TALKED ABOUT IT. THEY'RE AFRAID THEY'RE GOING TO UPSET ME. I'M AFRAID I'M GOING TO UPSET THEM. SO WE'VE JUST AVOIDED IT.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=avoided it.]
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[VO-NAT]


News-7 Reporter Keith Humphry spoke with Eaton yesterday by phone from death row... about the Hines family being on the witness list.
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[SOT 10:32:15]
[IN Q=I guess it's]

((I GUESS IT'S THEIR RIGHT TO BE THERE IF THEY WANT TO BE THERE. IF BEING THERE HELPS THEM, YOU KNOW, I HOPE IT DOES. Would you have anything to say to them? I WOULD TELL THEM THAT I WAS SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AND WHAT PAIN THAT I'VE CAUSED THEM. ))
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The execution is set for a week from tomorrow.[8E-Henry-Teacher]


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A Henry County high school teacher has been found innocent of charges he had sex with a student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Kevin Doty was suspended from his job at Fielddale-Collinsville High School when the accusations were made last year.
A 16-year old girl-- hidden here by an umbrella-- testified she had a sexual relationship with Doty during the fall of 1997.
But the judge didn't believe her story and found Doty NOT GUILTY on five counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Doty's wife says she's glad this terrible ordeal is over.
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[SOT 8:34:17-:35]
[IN Q=He lost his job. We're losing]

((DUSTY DOTY/KEVIN DOTY'S WIFE: HE LOST HIS JOB, WE'RE LOSING OUR HOME. IT COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE THAN THIS AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF GREAT FRIENDS AND I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM ALL FOR HELPING US. REPORTER: DID YOU EVER THINK THIS WOULD COME OUT ANY OTHER WAY? DUSTY DOTY: NO, I KNEW THE TRUTH WOULD COME OUT. I KNOW HE'S AN INNOCENT MAN AND HE'S MY HUSBAND AND I TRUST HIM AND I KNOW HE DIDN'T DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Dusty Doty/Kevin Doty's Wife;]
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[OUT Q=know he didn't do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


No word on whether Kevin Doty will be allowed to resume his job at F-C High School.
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[8E-Electrocution]


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A Montgomery County teenager was electrocuted yesterday while mowing his lawn.
Sheriff's investigators found the body of 16-year old Robert Earl Tuell (Tool) in the back yard of his home in Riner.
They say Tuell was mowing the lawn and stopped to move a piece of metal pipe which struck an overhead power line.

[8Deadbeat-Licenses]


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Parents who don't pay up may have to give up their license to drive.
The state Division of Child Support Enforcement has started suspending driver's licenses of non-custodial parents who owe child support.
Last month alone, the agency pulled the licenses of more than 14-hundred deadbeat parents.
This is the first crackdown by the agency since the General Assembly approved the suspension of deadbeat parents' lic enses in 1995.