[E-Buchanan-Accident]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-32]
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Communities come together today to mourn six of seven people killed in a Botetourt County crash.
Funeral services will be held in two hours for all six of the victims riding in a car that collided with a diesel tanker on Independence Day.
[GRAPHIC=aCCIDENT Investigation]


Meantime investigators are questioning the safety of the scene of the deadly accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;]


The head of the Richmond-based Crash Investigation Team spent yesterday sifting through the wreckage of the car and truck involved.
He'll also analyze the stretch of road where the accident occurred.
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[IN Q=we do this primarily]

((DAVID MCALLISTER/CRASH INVESTIGATION TEAM; WE DO THIS PRIMARILY TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WRECKS, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT CRASHES LIKE THIS FROM OCCURRING. THE INTEREST IN THIS PARTICULAR CRASH OBVIOUSLY IS THE NUMBER OF DEATHS, WHERE IT HAPPENED, ON A VERY BUSY STRETCH OF INTERSTATE 81.))
[Super=01-David McAllister/Crash Investigation Team;]
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One wrecker service operator says that section of highway has a history of accidents, and is dangerous when it rains.
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((HUGH SIMMONS/HUGH'S BODY SHOP; IT'S COMING OFF THE MOUNTAIN THERE, THEN IF YOU'RE GOING SOUTH, IT'S COMING DOWN FROM THE ARCADIA EXIT, COMING DOWN THE INTERSTATE, SO YOU'VE GOT WATER IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.))
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If the investigation team finds drainage problems, or defects in the road, they'll reccomend changes to the Highway Department.
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[KITTS-AWARD]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE# NET-A]
[GRAPHIC=Travis Lam]


A Salem jury says a teenager who killed a schoolteacher while driving drunk must pay one point three million dollars to the dead woman's family.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


That was the decision yesterday in a civil lawsuit filed by Gary Kitts.
Travis Lam was 16 when he smashed his car into 35 year old Bonnie Kitts in December 19-95.
He was convicted of drunken driving and involuntary manslaughter.
Lam is now a pre- med student at the University of Virginia.
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(( GARY KITTS:MONEY IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE. IT'S THE COMMUNITY AWARENESS. DEALING WITH ALCOHOL- RELATED ACCIDENTS MY WIFE GAVE HER LIFE TO EDUCATE KIDS. [16:16:45 ] CHARLIE PHILLIPS:WHEN SOMEONE'S LIFE IS TAKEN IN THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS OCCURRED, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNINTENTIONAL, BOTH FAMILIES WILL ALWAYS BE AFFECTED))
[SUPER=01-Gary Kitts/Victim's Husband;]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Phillips/Travis Lam's Attorney;14]
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[VO-NAT]


Lam spent nine weeks in juvenile detention centers and performed 100 hours of community service.
His driver's license also was revoked for five years.
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[Haysom-Parole]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Elizabeth Haysom will not leave prison early.
The state parole board denied her petition for early release.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


Haysom is serving a 90-year prison sentence for conspiring to murder her parents.
Derek and Nancy Haysom were stabbed to death inside their Bedford County home in April of 1995.
Haysom's then-boyfriend, Jens Soering, is serving two life prison terms for the murders.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Legal Scales]


Elizabeth Haysom will be eligible for parole again next year.[Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#NET-T]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Henry County authorities say they've solved a six-year old murder case.
Today, sheriff's deputies arrested David Deshazo of Franklin County.
They believe he killed Jerry McClendon back in 1992.
At the time, both were Navy servicemen stationed in Virginia Beach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./October 1992;]


Deputies say Deshazo killed the victim in Virginia Beach-- then transported his body to this wooded area in Ridgeway, Henry County, using a U-haul truck.
The badly decomposed body was discovered in October 1992-- about a month after the murder.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Deshazo is being held a Virginia Beach jail without bond.
Authorities say there is a female co-conspirator in the murder-- but no arrest has been made.



[Roanoke-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City police are looking for a suspect who reportedly raped a 35-year-old woman in her Northwest home early this morning.
Police say the suspect broke into the woman's Rugby Boulevard home through a basement window.
She was taken to Carilion Roanoke Community hospital after she was reportedly raped and beaten.


[IRS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#NET-F]
[GRAPHIC=IRS]


Some big changes ahead for the Internal Revenue Service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;]

[11:11:27]
By a vote of 96 to 2 the Senate today approved a bill overhauling the tax collecting agency.
It will shift the burden of proof from taxpayers to the I-R-S.
The bill next heads next to the President's desk where he has pledged to sign it into law.
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[Grossberg]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-Q]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Delaware judge has sentenced Amy Grossberg to two and half years behind bars for killing her newborn son.
Her former boyfriend Brian Petersen will also be sentenced today.
The former high school sweethearts orginally were charged with first degree murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this year.
Their baby was found dead in a motel trash can two years ago.
Liz Gonzalez files this report.
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[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
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[SUPER=03-Wilmington, DE;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=SHooting]


A suspected cop killer is dead after holding police at bay for some 13 hours in central Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Geneva, FL;]


The gunman was holed up inside a house after shooting three deputies last night.
One deputy was killed, two others injured.
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[4:03:07]
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(( IT WAS BASICALLY AN ARGUMENT AND THEN AFTER THAT GUY STARTED FIRE A LOT OF ROUNDS, ABOUT 30 TO 40 ROUNDS. ))
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[VO-NAT]


The deputies had been responding to a call about a landlord- tenant dispute.
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[E-Lucky-Winner]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-46]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Nearly 70 people will lose their jobs when a Dublin sewing plant closes several departments over the next six weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]

The plant manager of L-W-I or "Lucky Winner, Incorporated" says, the owner told him it was an "economic and reorganization" decision. The 25-year old company cuts and distributes cloth. Departments will be phased out over the next four to six weeks. According to the plant manager, outside contractors will be used to fulfill the company's obligations.
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[Salem-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-48]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

A near head-on collision in Salem yesterday yielded only minor injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Police say an S-U-V crossed the median of Indiana Street and struck an oncoming minivan.
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[SOT=20:40:33]
[IN Q=AND THAT FLIPPED]

((OFFICER MELVIN LUTZ/SALEM POLICE; AND THAT FLIPPED HIM OVER AND THREW THE DRIVER OUT AND HE WENT SCOOTING UP THE STREET.))
[SUPER=01-Officer Melvin Lutz/Salem Police Department;]
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[VO-NAT]

The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital for what were described as non life threatening injuries. The driver and passenger of the minivan escaped without injuries. Charges against the hospitalized man are pending.
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[Child-Molest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities in Southwest Roanoke say a mother and her neighbor tracked down a potential child molestor last night.


James Donald Buttner was arrested after police say he exposed himself to 3 girls, ages 3 to 5, in front of their Elm Avenue home around 8:30 last night.
Buttner reportedly offered the girls money if they would perform a sex act on him.
The girls told their mother, who was inside the house.
She and a neighbor chased and cornered Buttner inside of an area business until police arrived.



[TRIPP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#NET-R]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


Linda Tripp is spending another day with the Monica Lewinsky grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


It's her fourth appearance before the Washington panel investigating allegations of an affair and coverup inolving Lewinsky and President Clinton.
Tripp triggered the probe by secretly recording 20 hours of conversations with Lewinsky.
If you want to know more about Tripp you can check out her "official" web site.
It urges people to send money for Tripp's legal defense fund.
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[CLINTON-fl]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton is Florida today getting a firsthand look at fire damage and praising the work of firefighters from 44 states.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]

[11:08:27]
First the President made a stop in Atlanta where he and House leader Newt Gingrich kicked off a five year, 195 million dollar anti-drug campaign.
It includes saturating the airwaves with anti-drug messages.
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[SOT]

[11:10:34]
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(( IT'S TRUE THE USE OF MARIJUAN HAS GONE DOWN.. TO THE FIFTH GRADE, TALKE TO YOUR KIDS BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE DOES. [11:07:22] PRESIDENT CLINTON: THESE ADS ARE DSIGNED TO KNOCK...DO THE RIGHT THING PLEASE DO IT. ))
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[OUT Q=PLEASE DO IT.]
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[VO-NAT]

[11:10:34]
The drug campaign officially begins tonight when the four T-V networks air the same counter-drug ad at the same time.

The White House expects tonight's ad to reach 85 percent of T-V viewers.
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[E-Pitts-Pot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-42 1:02:50]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Pot]


Officials in Pittsylvania County have been busy searching for drugs in the area -- and their work IS paying off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


Law enforcement officers in the air and on the ground spent the last several days getting rid of hundreds of pot plants.
Spotters in helicopters located the illegal plants... and directed ground crews to them.
Some of the marijuana stalks topped 15-feet and had to be chopped down.
All total, more than 500-pot plants were destroyed.
The Pittsylvania County sheriff's department conducts a drug search like this one every year.
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[E-City-Finance]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-40 1:32:32]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Recently a national study rated the financial health of cities across the nation -- the report showed Roanoke falling behind.
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[VO-NAT]


Star City officials say the city's outlook is rather dim.
According to a National League of Cities report, Roanoke will be "less able" to meet its financial needs in the coming years.
Director of Finance Jim Grisso said one reason is the city won't collect as much car-tax revenue as it first expected.
He blames that on the so-called "blue book," which Roanoke is now using to assess car values.
But Commissioner of the Revenue Sherman Holland says the blue book is NOT to blame.
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((SHERMAN HOLLAND/ROANOKE COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: I DON'T THINK THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOK AT ALL. I'M NOT TOO INTO THOSE PROJECTIONS ANYWAY BECAUSE THAT'S NOT PRIMARILY A CONCERN OF THIS OFFICE. THIS OFFICE IS CONCERNED WITH MAKING SURE THE TAXPAYERS GET A CORRECT, CONSISTENT AND AN ACCURATE BILL. AND IF THAT GENERATES LESS MONEY FOR THE CITY THEN SO BE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Holland/Roanoke Comm. of the Revenue;]
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[VO-NAT]


Holland said Roanoke is losing revenue from another place:
Not as many people are shopping within the city limits.
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[E-VCE-Audit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-45 49:58]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal]


Virginia prisoners make numerous products including clothing, furniture, and even all the license plates that are issued in the state -- but some say it isn't enough.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


According to a just-released state audit, Virginia Correctional Enterprises was more than five million dollars in debt at the end of March.
The state auditor says policymakers need to fund it as a rehabilitation program-- or make it more competitive as a business.
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[IN Q=If not]

((WALTER KUCHARSKI/STATE AUDITOR: IF NOT, IT'S GOING TO HAVE CONTINUED FINANCIAL PROBLEMS LIKE IT HAS RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS A CASH SHORTAGE, THE LACK OF ABILITY TO COLLECT CERTAIN RECEIVABLES, THE NEED TO BUY INVENTORY, AND NOT HAVE THE POWER TO EITHER BORROW MONEY OR RAISE CAPITAL.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Kucharski/State Auditor;]
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[OUT Q=raise capital.]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=Virginia State Seal]


Correctional Enterprises is already under investigation for possibly violating trade laws.
That's for costumes Virginia inmates made for the film "The Island of Dr. Moreau (mor-OH)."

[final-four]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net-E]
[GRAPHIC=State amateur]


The golf was white hot at the Cascade course in Hot Springs yesterday, as the women competed for a spot in tomorrow's State amateur final four.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs;]


Watch Dot Bolling even up her match with Sherry Bowman with the 10-foot putt.
Bolling advances to meet defending champ Lee Shirley, who beat Debbie Simpson by two shots.
The two competitors have faced off before in local tournaments, and each summed up her opponent.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Shirley/State Am Finalist;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=state am]


In the senior division, Roanoke's Audrey Najum lost one down on the 20th hole.

[RUNAWAY-MONKEY]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-S]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Japanese have put their economic woes aside for the moment.
Instead, they're focused on the ongoing saga of a wild kidnapper.
Interest in the story was so intense yesterday Japanese T-V stations bumped the prime minister's scheduled speech on the state of the country's economy to carry live coverage of the ordeal.
Barry Petersen has more on this wild tale.
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[4:48:44]
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[SUPER=03-Osaka, Japan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; :39]

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