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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][7E-Statement-Eaton]



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[TAPE#98-47 17:29]
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After learning his final appeal had been turned down, Dennis Wayne Eaton issued a public apology.
Eaton is scheduled to die tomorrow for killing four people.
The 90-second "tape recorded" statement was addressed to the families of his four victims.
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[IN Q=I hope that]

(( I HOPE THAT ONE DAY, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, THAT THOSE FAMILIES AND THEIR FAMILIES AND EVERYONE THAT WAS HURT CAN FIND THE PEACE AND A CLOSURE THAT THEY ARE SEEKING AND NEED. ))
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[7E-Eaton-Execution]


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Eaton attempted to kill himself in 1989- and shot his own eye out in the process.
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Now the condemned man wants to live-- and his last hope rests with the Governor.
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Working on his behalf is the sister of the trooper he killed.
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((MARIA HINES/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: I HAVE NO DESIRE TO WATCH THE STATE OF VIRGINIA KILL SOMEONE. THAT'S ABOUT THE LAST THING I WOULD WANT TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=want to do.]
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But Eaton asked former nun Maria Hines to be at his side as a spiritual advisor during his exeucution.
Corrections officials told her she could only sit with the rest of Jerry Hines' family in the victim family room.
She says it defeats the purpose since Eaton won't be able to see her.
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[IN Q=We don't]

((RON ANGELONE/VIRGINIA CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: WE DON'T ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO BE THERE FOR THE EXECUTED INDIVIDUAL. THEY'RE BEING EXECUTED BY THE STATE. WE ALLOW THE VICTIM'S FAMILY THERE TO PUT CLOSURE TO THIS HEINOUS CRIME THAT INDIVIDUALS DO.))
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((MARIA HINES/MURDER VICTIM'S SISTER: I BELIEVE THAT WHEN A PERSON IS DYING...KIND OF PLAYING GOD.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Virginia Corrections Director; :00]
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[OUT Q=playing God.]
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Maria Hines says she's forgiven Eaton for killing her brother because to her, "hell is a place where there's an absence of love."
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The execution is scheduled for tomorrow night... if the Governor doesn't intervene.

[7Motel-Fire]


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Guests and employees were able to escape injury when the Bedford motel caught fire late last night.
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At about 11, crews were called to a structure fire at the motel on Route 460 west of Bedford.
Smoke and flames were pouring from the office area of the building when the first crews arrived.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the west end of the building.
They say the fire started in the roof over the motel office, but no cause has been determined.
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[7Bedford-Ax]


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A Bedford County bridge is closed this morning after a car plunged over the side last night.
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Rescue crews responded to the scene off Morgans Mill Road at about 10 oclock.
Bedford County sheriff's deputies say the car plunged at least 50 feet but they say miraculously no one was hurt.
When the car went over the bridge it apparently hit a column at the bottom of the bridge.
Authorities are questioning the stability of the bridge- the bridge is closed until repairs can be made.
V-Dot and Norfolk Southern responded to the accident.
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Taking a look now at your mid-week forecast.. A bit of relief from the heat today. Expect partly sunny skies and light winds. Highs will reach the low- to mid-80's.

Clear skies overnight, with seasonable temperatures. Lows in the low- to mid-60's.
The extended forecast remains stable...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/18/98
Thursday:
Twins:
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[SUPER=130-40/Deborah Eddy/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-50/Jack Thomas/Fincastle]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Aaron Poff/Bluefield, WV]


Anniversary:
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45Apology-Eaton]



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It's the Eve of execution day for multiple killer Dennis Eaton.
Last night the U-S Supreme Court turned down his final appeal.
Shortly after the High Court's decision, Eaton issued a tape-recorded, public apology to the families of his four victims.
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[SOT 17:38:30 AND 17:43:45]
[IN Q=The things that happened]

((THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. AND I'M SO VERY VERY SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED. AND I'M SO VERY VERY SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE DONE TO CAUSE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
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[OUT Q=gone through.]
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[vo-nat]
Eaton's only chance at reprieve now is through Governor Gilmore.
The sister of one of Eaton's victims is asking the state not to execute him.
Maria Hines is a former nun and death penalty opponent.
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[45Bedford-Ax]


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In Bedford County, a bridge remains closed this morning after a car plunged over the side of it last night.
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[super=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;] Rescue crews responded to the scene off Morgans Mill Road- shortly after ten o'

clock.
Bedford County sheriff's deputies say the car plunged at least 50 feet but they say miraculously no one was hurt.
When the car went over the bridge it apparently hit a column at the bottom of the bridge.
Authorities are questioning the stability of the bridge- the bridge is closed until repairs can be made.
V-Dot and Norfolk Southern responded to the accident.

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The 14-year-old student charged with shooting a teacher and volunteer aide at his Richmond high school Monday will remain in a juvenile dentention facility until his preliminary hearing.
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Security was tight as final exams were completed at Armstrong High School yesterday.
Students and parents said they thought if anyone needed to work out a grudge from the day before, violence could happen NO matter how tight the security.
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[SOT 09:35]
[IN Q=Security is]

((SECURITY IS FINE. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE-- SOMETIMES THE SCHOOL HAVE LOTS OF DOORS. AND THEN THE CREEP INS. AND DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE THAT. THE SECURITY IS FINE. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY. SO I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL DO ANYTHING.))
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[OUT Q=do anything.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday]


Quinshawn Booker will be tried as an adult.
His preliminary hearing is set for July 1st.
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[45S-Crook]


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Three months after the shooting death of a man in Blacksburg the murder weapon has still not been found.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


But that did NOT prevent a judge from certifying the charges against Robert Crook, Senior yesterday to a grand jury.

A witness who testified in court said Crook was holding what appeared to be a small handgun when he shot Michael Durham inside the car they were riding in.
On cross examination the same witness said he did NOT see the victim holding a gun.
But Crook's attorney says that's one avenue he's exploring.
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[IN Q=I can]

((DUTTON OLINGER/CROOK'S ATTORNEY:I CAN NOT REVEAL ALL THE INFORMATION I HAVE AT THIS TIME HOWEVER WE DOD THINK THAT WE HAVE SEVERAL VALID DEFENSES TO PUT FORTH IN THIS CASE. ))
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[OUT Q=in this case.]
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The case could be presented to a grand jury in July.
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[45Armed-Robbery]


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A search is underway in Roanoke County this morning for two suspects who robbed a Papa John's Pizza at gunpoint early this morning.
The manager of the restaurant on Brambleton Avenue in Cave Spring says two men entered the building and demanded cash around one a-m.
One of the suspects reportedly had a handgun.
Police say the two fled in a car with an undetermined amount of money.
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Turning your attention to the mid- week forecast--
Partly sunny and fairly breezy today, with highs in the mid 80s.
Clear and seasonable overnight, with lows in the lower 60s.
Looking ahead, expect partly to mostly sunny skies through Friday...
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8Apology-Eaton]



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Condemned killer Dennis Eaton has only one more day to live, now that the U-S Supreme Court has denied his final appeal for a stay of execution.
Not long after the High Court's decision, Eaton issued a tape-recorded, public apology to the families of his four victims.
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[SOT 17:38:30 AND 17:43:45]
[IN Q=The things that happened]

((THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. AND I'M SO VERY VERY SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED. AND I'M SO VERY VERY SORRY FOR EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE DONE TO CAUSE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH.))
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[OUT Q=gone through.]
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[vo-nat]
Eaton's only chance at reprieve now is through Governor Gilmore.
The sister of one of Eaton's victims is asking the state not to execute him.
Maria Hines is a former nun and death penalty opponent.
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No one was injured when fire broke out last night at the Bedford motel.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night]


At about 11, crews were called to a structure fire at the motel on Route 460 west of Bedford.
Smoke and flames were pouring from the office area of the building when the first crews arrived.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the west end of the building.
They say the fire started in the roof over the motel office, but no cause has been determined.
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[8Bedford-Ax]


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Last night in Bedford COUNTY-- a car plunged off a bridge.
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[super=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;]


Rescue crews responded to the scene off Morgans Mill Road at about 10 oclock.
Bedford County sheriff's deputies say the car plunged at least 50 feet but they say miraculously no one was hurt.
When the car went over the bridge it apparently hit a column at the bottom of the bridge.
Authorities are questioning the stability of the bridge- the bridge is closed until repairs can be made.
V-Dot and Norfolk Southern responded to the accident.

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A Roanoke county pizza parlor was the scene of an armed robbery early this morning.
Police are still searching for the two suspects.
The manager of Papa John's on Brambleton Avenue says two men entered the building and demanded cash around one a-m.
One of the suspects reportedly had a handgun.
Police say the two fled in a car with an undetermined amount of money.

[8Lot-Sizes]


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Lot sizes matter if you want to buy farmland in Franklin county.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Now you must buy at least 35-thousand-square-feet -- that's almost an acre.
The point is to preserve the rolling hills characteristic of Franklin County.
Some say the new rule is especially important for Smith Mountain Lake where houses are cropping up constantly.


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[IN Q=There's only]

((THERE'S ONLY A CERTAIN DENSITY OF PEOPLE THAT CAN BE SUPPORTED IN A PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT LIKE SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE IS.
TOO MANY PEOPLE WILL RUIN IT, THEY'LL RUIN IT FOR EVERYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=ruin it for everybody]
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But others call it a waste of land.
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[SOT 18:51:20]
[IN Q=Well you are]

((WELL YOU ARE KEEPING IT OPEN FOR NOW BUT LATER ON DOWN THE ROAD WHEN I73 COMES THROUGH OUR LAND MAY BE BETTER USED AS RESIDENTIAL OTHER THAN FARMING. YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THE LOTS WASTED JUST TO MAKE THE LOTS BIGGER.))
[SUPER=01-Eddie Shelton/Farm Bureau;]
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[OUT Q=to make the lots bigger]
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And developers say it will now be more expensive to buy farmland in Franklin County.
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Time again to see what Wednesday's weather holds--
Expect partly sunny skies, with westerly winds.
Highs reaching the mid 80s.
Clear and seasonable overnight, as lows drop into the lower 60s.
The four day outlook is warm and dry, at least through Friday.
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