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[7E-Dubois-Execution]


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The man who cooperated with prosecutors after fatally shooting a Portsmouth convenience store clerk in a 1991 robbery was put to death last night.
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Johnile DuBois admitted it to the crime in court and helped build a case against his co-defendants.
In return, prosecutors did NOT seek the death penalty.
But that was NOT justice to a Portsmouth judge, who imposed a death sentence anyway.
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Eleven members of the victim's family witnessed last night's execution.[7E-Nolen]


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A Franklin County man was convicted of voluntary manslaughter yesterday after killing another man in a dispute over a woman.
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41-year-old Johnny Nolen says he killed Thomas Darnell Palmer by accident.
He says Palmer exposed himself and made sexual advances to Nolen's girlfriend, Sharon Austin, early in the morning on March 29th.
The two men scuffled, and Nolen says he does not know where the knife came from.
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[SOT 15:18:11]
[IN Q=I remember]

((JOHNNY NOLEN/DEFENDANT: I REMEMBER DARNELL GETTING TRIPPED ... EVIDENTLY IT WENT INTO DARNELL.))
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[OUT Q=into Darnell]
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The jury did not believe Nolen killed Palmer by accident.
But they still reduced his charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter.
They recommended Nolen serve five years in prison.
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[7E-LaChance]


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The Blacksburg Police Department is facing charges of sexual harassment.
Alicia LaChance has filed a claim against the department, alleging, among other things, that when she was interviewed for a job she was asked whether she'd slept with some police officers.
She'd been on the Christiansburg police force before Blacksburg hired her in February of 1996.
She quit a year ago.

[7E-Titanic-Video]


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"Titanic" is now at a movie store near you.
Just after midnight, the first video cassette copies of the blockbuster made their way into consumers' hands. David Johnson was there and has this report.
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[IN Q=Several people]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[super=01-Leia Thomas/"Titanic" Fan; :12]
[super=01-Bill Gordon/First In Line; :20]
[super=01-Ryan Matthias/"Titanic" Fan; :30]
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[SUPER=01-Denise Miller/Hollywood Video Manager; :52]
[SUPER=01-Paul Hildenberger/Blockbuster Video Manager; 1:06]
[super=01-David Johnson/Reporting; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=DJ, N7]

((Several people made their way to local video stores last night, all trying to beat that one minute past midnight deadline. And all with different reasons to rent or buy their own copy.
[SOT=23:33:28]
[IN Q=IT'S JUST SOMETHING]

((LEIA THOMAS/"TITANIC" FAN; IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T SEE ENOUGH OF AND IT JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER EVERY TIME YOU SEE IT. YOU JUST LEARN A LOT FROM IT AND YOU GET TO SEE LEONARDO.))
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[OUT Q=SEE LEONARDO.]
[SOT=23:41:56]
[IN Q=MY WIFE AND]

((BILL GORDON/FIRST IN LINE; MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER WENT TO SEE IT FIRST AND I TOLD THEM I WOULD WAIT UNTIL IT CAME OUT ON VIDEO. THEY HAVEN'T TOLD ME A WHOLE LOT ABOUT IT. SO I'M JUST ANTICIPATING WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=BE ABOUT.]
[SOT=23:46:10]
[IN Q=IT WAS SO GOOD]

((RYAN MATTHIAS/"TITANIC" FAN; IT WAS SO GOOD AT THE MOVIES, I COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL IT CAME OUT ON VIDEO SO I COULD SEE IT AGAIN.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=IT AGAIN.]

Movie industry analysts predict video sales of "Titanic" will sail right past the current live-action leader "Jurrasic Park", which has sold 17-million copies. Video store employees say they have seen indications that the ship is headed that way.
[SOT=19:51:44 - TAPE#1 - 18:06:01 - TAPE#2]
[IN Q=WE HAVE NOT]

((DENISE MILLER/HOLLYWOOD VIDEO MGR.; WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY MOVIES TO THIS POINT THAT HAVE TAKEN SO MUCH PREPARATION. WE HAVE ACTUALLY BOUGHT A LOT MORE COPIES OF THIS THAN ANYTHING WE'VE EVER GOTTEN BEFORE.)) ((PAUL HILDENBERGER/BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO MGR.; THE LAST ONE THAT WAS EVEN CLOSE TO IT MAYBE WAS "FOREST GUMP". WE HAD A BIG PROMOTION FOR THAT. BUT THIS IS BY FAR THE BIGGEST TITLE THAT WE'VE HAD TO COME TO BLOCKBUSTER.)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=TO BLOCKBUSTER.]

Two different videos of this movie are available, a regular and widescreen version. Some local video stores got shipments of 500 or more copies to rent and sell. [STAND-UP/] ((IT IS SAID THAT MORE COPIES OF THE VIDEO ARE ON THE WAY, AS RETAILERS EXPECT THIS MOVIE TO BE ONE OF THE HOT CHRISTMAS ITEMS OF THE YEAR. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))))

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Expect a pleasant day with partly sunny skies and low humidity.
Highs only reaching the low- to mid-80's.
Some clouds move in overnight, with a light breeze.
Lows in the low- to mid-60's. The extended forecast stays sunny and mild...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 9/2/98
Wednesday:
Anniversary:
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Some nine hundred mourners were in Richmond yesterday to say a final goodbye to retired Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


All nine sitting Supreme Court justices lined up outside Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Five former Virginia governors and other elected officials turned out for the service.
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[SOT 01:24:20]
[IN Q=Lewis Powell's]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: LEWIS POWELL'S CONTRIBUTIONS WERE SUCH AS CREATED THE ATMOSPHERE FOR A MODERATION TO ALLOW A PERSON LIKE ME TO GET ELECTED.))
[sot C-SPAN 12:05:04]

((JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR: MOST IMPORTANT, HE WAS WILLING TO TALK ABOUT CASES AND ISSUES. HIS DOOR WAS ALWAYS OPEN. I MISS THOSE VISITS AND THOSE DISCUSSIONS STILL TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Day O'Connor/U.S. Supreme Court Justice; :10]
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[OUT Q=still today.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/December 1993;]


Powell served on the high court under Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
His service on the court began when he was 64.
He died last week at age 90 in Richmond.
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[45E-Fralin]


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A judge has ruled that the heirs to Horace Fralin's fortune are NOT entitled to an IRS refund on the late developer's estate.
The heirs sued the government, trying to force the I-R-S to cough up a refund worth 3-quarters of a million dollars.
They claimed changes in federal estate and gift taxes should have been applied retroactively, but judge Jackson Kiser didn't buy the argument.
Fralin left 85-million dollars when he died in 1993.


[45E-Smith]


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No jail time for a former Pulaski County Sheriff convicted of theft.
Terry Smith, who pleaded guilty in March to FELONY theft for stealing an above-ground swimming pool, yesterday was fined and sentenced to community service.
You may recall, the judge decided to reduce the FELONY to a MISDEMEANOR.
That has angered Commonwealth's attorney Everett Shockly who belives Judge Colin Gibb is giving Smith preferential treatment.

Shockley intends to challenge the case to an appellate court.[45E-Family-Life]


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Some educational videos are stirring up debate among Lyncburg school board members.
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Some board members object to two videos the Family Life education committee is recommending this year.
One video about abusive relationships shows a young woman being struck repeatedly in the head, an image some feel is too violent for high school seniors.
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((WAYNE BRINDLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I THINK THAT THE PROCEDURE OF GOING FOR THE MOST GRAPHIC PRESENTATION OF SOMETHING THAT'S OUT THERE WHERE KIDS ARE, LIKE SHOWING THEM WAR BY MOVING INTO THE WAR BY SOME KIND OF VIRTUAL SCENE, IS NOT SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE BROUGHT INTO THE CLASSROOM.))
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[OUT Q=into the classroom.]
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But educators say the video gets the point across to children.
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[SOT 2:43:20]
[IN Q=Then it's worth]

((JANET JONES/FAMILY LIFE COMMITTEE: THEN IT'S WORTH IT. I KNOW KIDS SEE A LOT WORSE, BUT YES, IT'S DISTURBING. IT BOTHERED ME JUST THE FACT THAT THAT COULD BE GOING ON OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Jones/Family Life Committee; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=on out there.]
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The school board will vote on the material tonight.
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[45E-Halifax-IDS]


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It's not a new fashion trend, but a safeguard against school violence.
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[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Students returning to class yesterday at Halifax County High School posed for their photo I-D's.
The I-D policy started in 1994-- but last year, instead of wearing the badges, students were allowed to carry them.


Now the orginal policy is back.
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[SOT 22:07:22-:44]
[IN Q=You will probably ]

((LARRY CLARK/PRINCIPAL: YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE MORE SCHOOLS TAKING THIS KIND OF PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH ESPECIALLY YOUR LARGER HIGH SCHOOLS WHERE IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW EVERYBODY IN THE BUILDING ALSO FOR SCHOOLS THE SIZE OF THIS ONE WITH THE NUMBER OF ENTRANCES AND EXITS TAHT WE HAVE IT WOULD BE AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO MAKE PEOPLE GO THROUGH JUST ONE ENTRANCE TO COME INTO THE BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Principal;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=come into the building.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some students are opposed to the badges, but most faculty agree the photo I-D's will add a degree of security in the building.
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Turning your attention now to weather--
Partly Sunny and less humid today, with highs in the low to mid 80s.
Partly cloudy overnight with a light breeze.
Lows in the 60s.
And the four day forecast stays sunny tomorrow with the possibility of showers by Thursday.
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The man who shot a Portsmouth convenience store clerk to death in 1991 was executed for his crime last night.
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[VO-NAT]


Johnile DuBois admitted it to the crime in court and helped build a case against his co-defendants.
In return, prosecutors did NOT seek the death penalty.
But that was NOT justice to a Portsmouth judge, who imposed a death sentence anyway.
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Eleven members of the victim's family witnessed last night's execution.[8E-Nolen]


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A fatal stabbing that was triggered by an argument over a woman resulted in a voluntary manslaughter conviction yesterday in Franklin County.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


41-year-old Johnny Nolen says he killed Thomas Darnell Palmer by accident.
He says Palmer exposed himself and made sexual advances to Nolen's girlfriend, Sharon Austin, early in the morning on March 29th.
The two men scuffled, and Nolen says he does not know where the knife came from.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:18:11]
[IN Q=I remember]

((JOHNNY NOLEN/DEFENDANT: I REMEMBER DARNELL GETTING TRIPPED ... EVIDENTLY IT WENT INTO DARNELL.))
[SUPER=01-Johnny Nolen/Defendant;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=into Darnell]
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[VO-NAT]


The jury did not believe Nolen killed Palmer by accident.
But they still reduced his charge from murder to voluntary manslaughter.
They recommended Nolen serve five years in prison.
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[8-5-Powell]


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The funeral for retired Supreme Court justice Lewis Powell drew nearly a thousand mourners to Richmond yesterday.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


All nine sitting Supreme Court justices lined up outside Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Five former Virginia governors and other elected officials turned out for the service.
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[SOT 01:24:20]
[IN Q=Lewis Powell's]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: LEWIS POWELL'S CONTRIBUTIONS WERE SUCH AS CREATED THE ATMOSPHERE FOR A MODERATION TO ALLOW A PERSON LIKE ME TO GET ELECTED.))
[sot C-SPAN 12:05:04]

((JUSTICE SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR: MOST IMPORTANT, HE WAS WILLING TO TALK ABOUT CASES AND ISSUES. HIS DOOR WAS ALWAYS OPEN. I MISS THOSE VISITS AND THOSE DISCUSSIONS STILL TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Day O'Connor/U.S. Supreme Court Justice; :10]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=still today.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/December 1993;]


Powell served on the high court under Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.
His service on the court began when he was 64.
He died last week at age 90 in Richmond.
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[8Child-Pornography]


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A 25- year- old Blacksburg man was convicted of possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet.
Thomas Brooks Jenkins pleaded no contest to charges that he e-mailed pornographic images of children.
Jenkins was arrested after he allegedly e-mailed pornographic photos of young boys to a Bedford County Sheriff's Deputy, who had contacted Jenkins through a chat room.



[8Drug-Bust]


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A year- long undercover investigation netted more drug arrests in Halifax county.
The Regional Drug Task Force has arrested Hattie Waller of Nathalie and Hassan Fountain of South Boston.
Both are accused of distributing crack cocaine.
These drug arrests follow three others several weeks ago-- all part of an police operation which has netted cocaine, marijuana, guns, and thousands in cash.
More arrests are pending.


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Time again to look at the Tuesday forecast--
As we keep a watch on Tropical Storm Earl in the Gulf of Mexico, our local weather stays pleasant.
Partly sunny and less humid today, with highs in the lower 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 60s.
The extended forecast stays sunny tomorrow, with a chance of showers by Thursday.
Highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s.
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