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Governor Gilmore is the last hope for a man convicted of luring a Roanoke real estate agent to a vacant house then killing her.
Danny Lee King's request for a stay of execution was denied by the U-S Supreme Court yesterday.
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He is scheduled to die at nine o'clock tonight in Jarratt.
King was convicted in the 1990 stabbing death of Carolyn Rogers in a house that she was showing him and his wife.
King claims his wife killed Rogers.
She was convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
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[7E-Cruz-Rivera]


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Javier Cruz will be sentenced on Friday, whether or not he's in the courtroom.
Authorities believe Cruz fled to Colombia to avoid sentencing on drug trafficking charges.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


No one has heard from Cruz since he last telephoned his attorney in June.
Investigators looked for him in Florida, but now believe he's back in Colombia.
It's a decision they question.
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[IN Q=I think that was a very poor decision]

((JOE MOTT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: I THINK IT WAS A VERY POOR DECISION ON HIS PART. THERE ARE VERY BAD CONSEQUENCES WAITING FOR HIM IN COLOMBIA, BUT THAT'S A DECISION HE MADE.)) ((BILL CLEAVELAND/CRUZ'S ATTORNEY: I CAN'T SEE HOW HE COULD LIVE IN THAT AREA VERY LONG IN A HAPPY AND CONTENTED ENVIRONMENT. I DON'T SEE THAT AS A POSSIBILITY FOR HIM.))
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[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Cruz's Attorney; :10]
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[OUT Q=a possibility for him.]
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Cruz is due to be sentenced on Friday, whether or not he shows up in court.
He probably would have received a reduced sentence, but because he has fled, the judge may have little choice but to sentence him to life in prison without parole.

[75-Abortion-Bill]


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People trying to work around parental notification laws in Virginia could face some legal opposition from the U-S Congress.
For one year now, Virginia teens have been required by law to notify a parent before obtaining an abortion.
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A bill being considered by Congress says that whoever knowingly transports a minor across state lines...
"...with the intent that such an individual obtain an abortion, and thereby in fact abridges the right of a parent under a law requiring parental involvement ... shall be fined... or imprisoned..."
Virginia Congressmen Virgil Goode and Bob Goodlatte are co-sponsors.
Planned Parenthood argues they don't realize the burden on rural families.
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((GRACE SPARKS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THE MAJORITY OF COUNTIES IN THIS COUNTRY, ABOUT 85-PERCENT OF THE COUNTIES IN THE COUNTRY DON'T HAVE AN ABORTION PROVIDER. AND PARTICULARLY FOR RURAL WOMEN, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO CROSS STATE LINES. ))
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The bill does say that anyone charged under the statute could defend themselves in court by saying they thought the parent had been informed of the abortion decision.


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A single-car accident on Interstate 81 yesterday killed a Covington woman.
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State police say 40-year-old Rebecca Ann Braithwaite (Bray-thwaite) was thrown from the vehicle after she apparently lost control, hit a rock embankment and flipped several times.
It happened around four p-m near mile marker one-19, near Christiansburg.
Witnesses reportedly told police that Braithwaite appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed.
It was also raining at the time.
No one else was injured.
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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
A slight bit cooler today, but humidity remains high under partly sunny skies. Look out for an afternoon thunderstorm. Highs in the low-90's.
Some clouds roll in tonight, as well as the chance for more storms. Lows dropping to around 70.
The extended forecast..
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/24/98
Friday:

[SUPER=130-2/Jonathan Saunders/Hardy]



[SUPER=130-8/Andrew Kirby/Blue Ridge]



[SUPER=130-8/Donavan Blackburn/Vesuvius]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Robert & Mattie Walker/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-4/Marissa Green/Gretna]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-55th/Mr. & Mrs. Ermine Mullins/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Cory Hodge/Independence]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Denver & Margaret Trevillian/Salem]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-11th/Jerry & Janie Bailey/Salem]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Jo Moomaw/Collinsville]



[SUPER=131-/Jeanette Graham/Shawsville]


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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Lake-Water]



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There has been a report that human waste was found floating in Smith Mountain Lake.
But the discovery was not made by the health department.
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Raw sewage was spotted behind the Bradleys' home, but health department tests did NOT accurately report it.
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((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HEALTH DEPT: WE ARE LOOKING WHETHER WE ARE ALLOWING TOO MUCH TIME BETWEEN COLLECTION AND EXAMINATION. IT APPEARS WE ARE AND THAT IS THE FIRST PLACE WE'RE GOING TO LOOK.))
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Controversy has brewed ever since Hilde Hussa, from the policy advisory board, asked for a full time professional to test the lake water.
She said no one knows for sure the condition of the lake.
Tourism officials disagree.
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[IN Q=We've got]

((WE'VE GOT A PROFESSIONAL LIMNOLOGIST. DR. CAROLYN THOMAS. SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL LIMNOLOGIST. SHE IS WHAT HAS BEEN ASKED THAT WE NEED. WELL SHE'S DOING IT ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS THROUGH FERRUM COLLEGE BUT THAT'S HER PROFESSION AND SHE SAYS WE HAVE EXCELLENT WATER QUALITY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Berry/Tourism Committee;]
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Ferrum College volunteers take samples regularly from some spots.
And the Health Department says it tests the beach area too.
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[45S-L'burg-Council]


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The mayor of Charleston, South Carolina helped revitalize his city's downtown, now he's offering to share his ideas with Lynchburg officials.
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Joseph Riley paid a visit to Lynchburg yesterday to meet with city leaders and give a talk on downtown revitalization. He sees a lot of potential for growth along Lynchburg's riverfront.
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[IN Q=And I think]

((JOSEPH RILEY/CHARLESTON, SC MAYOR: AND I THINK THE POTENTIAL FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE, THERE ARE PLENTY OF HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES HERE AND FOR RETAIL BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS, AND PUBLIC SPACES AND ACCESS TO THE RIVER. IT'S A REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN AND WITH TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL.))
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Riley has served as Charleston's mayor for the last 23 years.
Under his guidance, the city has doubled its population and become a popular tourist destination.
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[45E-Cantaloupe-Festival]


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Another hot day is the forecast.
Foks in Halifax County cooled off last night with some refreshing cantaloupe and ice cream.
And there plenty to go around at the Virginia Cantaloupe Festival.
Christy Hubley has more.
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No "Poison Ivy" here in Turbeville.
Just cantaloupes-- cantaloupes-- and more cantaloupes.
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[IN Q=Delicious. Some of the]

((JACK RIGGS/ROANOKE: DELICIOUS. SOME OF THE BEST I'VE HAD. A LITTLE STRANGE WITH THE ICE CREAM IN IT BUT IF THAT'S THE WAY THEY'RE GOING TO SERVE IT, I'LL EAT IT.)) [RUNS:08]
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People came by the bus-load.
They came from all parts of the state.
All to enjoy these sweet treats.
By the slice-- or filled with vanilla ice cream-- the cantaloupes disappeared fast.
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((LOUISE CALLOWAY/LYNCHBURG: THE ICE CREAM IS GREAT. THE CANTALOUPE IS WONDERFUL. SWEET. VERY GOOD.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=Sweet. Very Good.]


Folks occassionally took a break from melon eating. [NATS (of music)] [RUNS:03]
They danced to some oldies but goodies.
They chatted with friends at what's become a tradition in Southside Virginia.
And some even learned a new way to eat cantaloupe-- topped off with ice cream.
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[IN Q=Oh, it's delicious]

((JAMES DICKERSON/WASHINGTON, DC: OH IT'S DELICIOUS. IT'S WONDERFUL. IT'S AN IDEA I'LL TRY AGAIN. I WILL.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=again. I will.]


The smiles on these full faces tell you they'll be back for more cantaloupe next year.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.))
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Time again to check the Thursday forecast--
Partly sunny and humid again today, with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs in the low to mid 90s.
Partly cloudy skies, with storms possible tonight.
Lows around 70.
And the four day outlook is calling for sunny and cooler conditions...
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Danny Lee King is now at the mercy of Governor Gilmore, after his request for a stay of execution was denied yesterday by the U-S Supreme Court.
King was convicted of luring a Roanoke real estate agent to an empty house and then killing her.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


He is scheduled to die at nine o'clock tonight in Jarratt.
King was convicted in the 1990 stabbing death of Carolyn Rogers in a house that she was showing him and his wife.
King claims his wife killed Rogers.
She was convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
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A Covington woman died yesterday in a single- car accident on Interstate 81.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


State police say 40-year-old Rebecca Ann Braithwaite (Bray-thwaite) was thrown from the vehicle after she apparently lost control, hit a rock embankment and flipped several times.
It happened around four p-m near mile marker one-19, near Christiansburg.
Witnesses reportedly told police that Braithwaite appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed.
It was also raining at the time.
No one else was injured.
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[8E-Cruz-Rivera]


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After skipping his court appearance yesterday, Javier Cruz will be sentenced on drug- trafficking charges tomorrow, whether or not he shows up.
Authorities believe Cruz has fled to Colombia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


No one has heard from Cruz since he last telephoned his attorney in June.
Investigators looked for him in Florida, but now believe he's back in Colombia.
It's a decision they question.
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((JOE MOTT/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: I THINK IT WAS A VERY POOR DECISION ON HIS PART. THERE ARE VERY BAD CONSEQUENCES WAITING FOR HIM IN COLOMBIA, BUT THAT'S A DECISION HE MADE.)) ((BILL CLEAVELAND/CRUZ'S ATTORNEY: I CAN'T SEE HOW HE COULD LIVE IN THAT AREA VERY LONG IN A HAPPY AND CONTENTED ENVIRONMENT. I DON'T SEE THAT AS A POSSIBILITY FOR HIM.))
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[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Cruz's Attorney; :10]
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[OUT Q=a possibility for him.]
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Cruz is due to be sentenced on Friday, whether or not he shows up in court.
He probably would have received a reduced sentence, but because he has fled, the judge may have little choice but to sentence him to life in prison without parole.

[8E-Weinermobile]


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Lots of children came out to the Salem Memorial Stadium last night, with dreams of becoming the next Oscar Meyer Weiner spokesperson.
Photographer Brent Watts captured some of their auditions.
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((NAT SOUND OF THE WIENER SONG))
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Don't worry if you missed your chance at stardom.
The Wienermobile will be at the Avalanche game tonight, and at Mill Mountain Zoo all weekend.
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Turning your attention now to the forecast--
Partly sunny and continued hot and humid today.
Highs in the low to mid 90s.
There's also a chance of some afternoon thunderstorms.
The four day forecast stays mostly dry through the weekend and quite a bit cooler...
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