[7S-Stewart]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-64; 12:47]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


He was named the Mother's Day Killer after he fatally shot his wife and five month old baby, and arranged their corpses cradling one another in bed 7 years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape;]


Now, Kenneth Manuel Stewart, Jr. is defying expectations again, as the first man in Virginia to choose the electric chair since 1994.
[SUPER=03-Jarratt;]


Virginia has executed 30 killers by lethal injection since it became a choice.
But prison officials say they've tested the chair every month since '94, and will test it twice next week.
Stewart's attorney says he may have made the decision as a result of a continuing depression he's suffered.
His execution is scheduled for next Wednesday.
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[7E-Power-line]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-57 56:38]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Power line]


American Electric Power says there is a reason to be encouraged even though it could be another year before the issue of a new powerline is resolved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


On Tuesday, the state asked A-E-P to study an alternative route for the proposed high-voltage line. [Pre-pro MAP]
Instead of running from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to Cloverdale...
The alternative would connect power stations in Wyoming and Jackson's Ferry, which is in Southeast Wythe County.
Even though studying the alternative will set back the date a power line could be built, A-E-P is heartened by language in the State Corporation Commission's request...
Language that says a new power line would protect Southwest Virginia's supply of electricity.
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[SOT 12 17 26]
[IN Q=the focus]

((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THE FOCUS OF THE PROJECT, AS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SINCE THE BEGINNING IS: IT'S NEEDED TO SERVE THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. WE'VE SAID THAT THE SCC HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE THE PROJECT BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=southwestern virginia]
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[VO-NAT]


The group that has most vocally opposed the power line didn't have any public comments today.
But privately, members of the group believe A-E-P ultimately will win permission to build the line.
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[7Dedmon]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-53]
[GRAPHIC=Radford U.]


Former Radford University president Donald Dedmon passed away on.
Dedmon's wife said he died of a heart attack on February 13th, but school officials just recently found out.
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[VO-NAT CUT From 94-49]
[SUPER=@file;]


Dedmon was president for 22 years-- from 1972 to 1994.
When he began his term, Radford was an all-female school with fewer than 37-hundred students.
When he left, Radford was a co-ed university with more than 95-hundred students.
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[7E-Poff-Parking]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-56; 43:27]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Say goodbye to parking at Roanoke's federal building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Poff building was one of the last federal buildings in the country that maintained public parking on the grounds. Not any more.
The 20 spaces were painted over last week.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:34:25]
[IN Q=These are security]

((LARRY MADDOX/U.S. MARSHAL: THESE ARE SECURITY MEAUSURES THAT HAVE STARTED SINCE THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING. WE'RE IN THE PROCESS, AS FUNDS BECOME AVAILABLE, TO TRY TO ENHANCE THE SECURITY WITHIN THE BUILDING TO MAKE IT A SAFER ENVIRONMENT FOR THE EMPLOYEES HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Maddox/U. S. Marshal]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=employees here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Five hundred federal employees work here.
Another 500 people visit the Poff building every day.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They'll have to find a spot on the street or in one of the commercial parking lots nearby.

[7-Starr-Report]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM cut-ins]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=598-23 1:25:10]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!!]


If you are looking for the Starr Report in bookstores you may have trouble getting your hands on a copy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Clerks say the books are flying off the shelves as fast as they can stock them.
Most local stores are sold out and are putting customers on a waiting list.
Three different companies are publishing the report, the cost ranges from 5 to 10 dollars.
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[45-E-Covington-Player]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cut-ins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Controversy is brewin in Covington over what took place at last week's high school football game.
The area's school board was asked to resolve the matter.
But the board instead chose to let the coach and Antonio Hill resolve the matter their own.
David Johnson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The community]
[SUPER=04-Last Friday; :00]
[SUPER=07-Jim Skeens; :23]
[SUPER=01-Audra Hill/Antonio's Mother; :45]
[SUPER=01-Sean Workowski/Antonio's Attorney; 1:04]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=djo, N7, Covington.]

((The community is stirred up because of what supposedly took place after the game. Friends and family of the player say Coach Morton kicked Hill off the team. They also allege that the coach refused to let the player ride the bus home from Alleghany, leaving him to walk home.

But others close to the scene say that's not the way it went down.
[SOT=16:50:07]
[IN Q=WE WERE JUST]

((JIM SKEENS; WE WERE JUST SITTING THERE TALKING AND HIS STEP MOTHER CAME UP AND GOT HIM OFF THE BUS WHILE WE WERE TALKING. NOW MY SON AND MY DAUGHTER IN LAW WAS CLOSER TO THE BUS AND THEY HEARD HER ASK IF ANTONIO COULD RIDE ALONG WITH THEM AND COACH MORTON SAID HE THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE BEST.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=BE THE BEST.]

But Antonio Hill's mother says the coach still neglected his responsibility to her son.
[SOT=17:25:47]
[IN Q=I'M NOT SURE]

((AUDRA HILL/ANTONIO'S MOTHER; I'M NOT SURE WHAT WAS SAID. I WAS NOT THERE. BUT THE POINT IS I AM HIS SOLE LEGAL GUARDIAN. NO ONE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TAKE HIM FROM THE SCHOOL SYSTEM EXCEPT FOR ME.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=FOR ME.]

The case was investigated by the school board, which was ready to consider the matter. But a decision was delayed.
[SOT=17:10:32]
[IN Q=AT THIS TIME]

((SEAN WORKOWSKI/ANTONIO'S LAWYER; AT THIS TIME, ANTONIO'S MOTHER HAS REQUESTED THAT THE COVINGTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING NOT BE HELD THIS EVENING. BECAUSE OF MR. MORTON'S COOPERATION, THE MEETING, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING WAS GOING TO BE POSTPONED.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=TO BE POSTPONED.]

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THAT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE SOMETIME TODAY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7, COVINGTON.))


[RUNS]))[45-E-Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Cut ins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-65]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot Rezoning]


The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will take another look at its controversial Home Depot Rezoning decision.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says he believes a majority of the board will vote next week to reconsider the decision, and then refer the issue to county staff.
That will set the stage for a full public hearing in October.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Johnson hopes the move will answer opponents complaints that the process wasn't handled fairly.

[45-E-L'burg-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-62; 22:12]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A fiery car accident in Lynchburg sent two men to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


It happened at about 8:15 on route 4-60 near Candler's Mountain Road.
The truck bounced off the guardrail for several yards before flipping over.
The two occupants were thrown from the vehicle, but a passerby helped pull them to safety.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:45:49]
[IN Q=Like I said]

((TERRY SHOEMAKER/HELPED VICTIMS: LIKE I SAID, I SEEN DUST IN THE AIR, SEEN FLAMES. COULDN'T SEE NOTHING, IT WAS LIKE BEING IN THE DESERT.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Shoemaker/Assisted Victims; :00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=in the desert.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Both men were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where their conditions are "not" known.
The accident is under investigation.
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[45-Dedmon]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Am cut-ins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-53]
[GRAPHIC=Radford U.]


It took eight months to get the news, but Radford University reports its fromer President, Donald Dedmon has passed away.
Dedmon's wife says he died February 13-th of a heart attack.
(------------)
[VO-NAT CUT From 94-49]
[SUPER=@file;]


Dedmon was president for 22 years-- from 1972 to 1994.
When he began his term, Radford was an all-female school with fewer than 37-hundred students.
When he left, Radford was a co-ed university with more than 95-hundred students.
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[8-2-clinton-intern]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cut ins]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Starr Report]


The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote today to allow the public to watch the videotape of President Clinton's grand jury testimony.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The three cable news networks say they'll air the entire tape unedited as soon as they get it -- and that could be tomorrow.
Meantime President Clinton is urging Congress and the public to move beyond the scandal no jeopordizing his presidency.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=do my job]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


AND there is word that two more House Democrats have called on the President to resign.
And behind the scenes Senate Democrats are exploring the idea of SOME kind of plea bargain.
That could include an admission by the President that he lied to the Grand Jury, in exchange for censure and a guarantee he won't be indicted for perjury.
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[8-5-Starr-Report]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am-cutins]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=598-23 1:25:10]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!!]


Kenneth Star's report is now a hot- selling paperback that many people are having to WAIT to buy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Clerks say the books are flying off the shelves as fast as they can stock them.
Most local stores are sold out and are putting customers on a waiting list.
Three different companies are publishing the report, the cost ranges from 5 to 10 dollars.
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[8E-Horse-Racing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am cut ins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-58; 36:56]
[GRAPHIC=Horse Racing]


It appears Colonial Downs as a secret admirer, or at least a secret INVESTOR.
In the last two weeks, 2-point-6 million shares of the track's stock traded hands.
Ellen Qualls reports on the state's sudden interest in the possible mystery investor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have no]
[SUPER=01-Ian Stewart/Chief Operating Officer; :00]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co.; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weinberg/Colonial Downs Attorney; :18]
[SUPER=04-September 7; :31]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :49]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]
(([sot tape two 10:56:06 ]

((IAN STEWART/COLONIAL DOWNS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER: WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO THE IDENTITY OF THIS PERSON IS OR WHAT THEIR ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS, BUT AS I SAID WE'RE CALLING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE THIS AND PROSECUTE 'EM IF NECESSARY.)) [runs:11]
The racing commission had set a five percent threshold.
One legally can't purchase more race track stock without the commission's approval.
[sot tape two 11:01:20]

((JIM WEINBERG/COLONIAL DOWNS ATTORNEY: THIS IS A GATE THAT EVERYONE MUST PASS THROUGH TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE ARE NO DISQUALIFYING FELONIES, THAT EVERYONE'S BACKGROUND WHO'S INVOLVED IN THE OWNERSHIP OF THE TRACK IS AS PURE AS SNOW.)) [runs:13]
There was good news though.
The unique turf track that was NOT ready last year is finally open-- drawing a different kind of horse and gaining the track national attention.
This year, the average amount being bet at the New Kent County track is at a record level.
And, all four satellite wagering facilities are now turning a profit.
[sot ATTACH STANDUP HERE]


As for the mystery investor or investor, he, she, or they may NOT be revealed until early October.
That's when a filing must be made with the S-E-C.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[8E-Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Am cut ins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-65]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot Rezoning]


The Home Depot rezoning issue has NOT been laid to rest--
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors are now expected to reconsider the rezoning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says he believes a majority of the board will vote next week to reconsider the decision, and then refer the issue to county staff.
That will set the stage for a full public hearing in October.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Johnson hopes the move will answer opponents complaints that the process wasn't handled fairly. [GRAPHIC=Hold]