[7Willow-River]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

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[TAPE#98-56]
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Even though a police detective testified otherwise, a ten- year old child was found Innocent of setting a fire at the Willow River apartment complex. The judge in the case suspected the youngster had something to do with the fire, but ruled there was not enough evidence to convict the child on criminal charges.
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A Salem detective testified that the boy admitted to him on the day of the August 7th fire that he had set the blaze.

But when the youngster took the witnness stand, he claimed he had nothing to do with the fires".
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The boy said he lied about starting the fire out of fear that the officer would not let him go home unless he told police what they wanted to hear. Prosecutor Fred King acknowledges that the court determined the case was NOT proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
[SOT=19:03:00]
[IN Q=whether or not]

((FRED KING/SALEM COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE STILL SATISFIED THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT PERSON ON THAT PARTICULAR CASE AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO ONE ELSE TO CHARGE, UNLESS ALL OF A SUDDEN SOME DRASTIC REVALATIONS COME ABOUT, I'D SAY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PRETTY SATISFIED AND WE'RE PRETTY SATISFIED THAT THE PROPER PERSON WAS CHARGED IN THAT FIRE. JUST MEANS THEY WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY.))
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney;]

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[OUT Q=FOUND NOT GUILTY.]
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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King says since the last big fire, there have been no other fires at the apartment complex. The child on trial yesterday did give the names of other youngsters that he said were involved in setting the fires at the complex. King says none of those other "Firebugs" has been arrested or has had charges pressed against them.


[7E-Vaughn-Plea]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-54]
[GRAPHIC=Kelvin Vaughn]


A Roanoke man pleaded guilty yesterday to charges he killed his three- year old son.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Kelvin Vaughn said he killed the boy so he didn't suffer.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last March;]


After a standoff with police at his ex-girlfriend's apartment last March -- Vaughn fired two shots at police, wounding one officer.
Then he killed his toddler son as the boy lay in bed.
Vaughn signed a plea agreement to avoid facing a jury.
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[SOT 14:07:01]
[IN Q=I think ultimately]

((BILL CLEAVELAND/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I THINK ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE DEATH OF THIS YOUNG CHILD THAT WAS GOING TO PREVAIL DURING THIS WHOLE CASE. AND NOTHING WOULD HAVE SWAYED A JURY IN CONSIDERING ANY MITIGATING FACTORS WHEN CONSIDERING THE DEATH OF THIS LITTLE BOY.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Defense Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=this little boy]
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[SOT 14:18:27]
[IN Q=Let's wait and see]

((FRED KING/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE JUDGE DOES BEFORE WE SAY HE'S GETTING OFF EASY. KELVIN VAUGHN WILL NOT BE WALKING THE STREETS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME. IF EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=if ever]
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[VO-NAT]


Vaughn entered an Alford Plea on charges he tried to murder the police officers.
He says he was not trying to kill the police officers but admits there's enough evidence to convict him.
He will be sentenced on November 24th.
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[7Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Kenneth Stewart]


Condemned killer Kenneth Manuel Stewart could be saved by a brain scan.
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[VO-NAT cut from 98-45]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/1992]


Stewart's attorney asked Governor Gilmore to order the scan.
He hopes to find out if Stewart could have had an epileptic seizure when he killed his wife and son on Mother's Day, 19-91.
Stewart is scheduled to die tomorrow night in the electric chair.
Governor Gilmore is considering a clemency petition.
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[7S-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-59 47:58]
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They're joining forces to concentrate on equal rights for everyone.
The Roanoke N-Double-A-C-P and the National Organization for Women say they will work together to fight all forms of discrimination.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


During a news conference yesterday in Roanoke, the groups raised concerns they say cross lines of race and gender.

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[SOT UB ]
[IN Q=Well, I think]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP: WELL, I THINK THE NAACP IS GROWING UP. WE'RE GROWING UP AND GROWING OUT, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.)) ((ALLISON MIESEN/ROANOKE VALLEY NOW: OF COURSE OUR FOCUS IS WOMEN'S RIGHTS, BUT A LOT OF THE VICTIMS OF DISCRIMINATION ARE WOMEN. A LOT OF THEM ARE WOMEN OF COLOR, SO THE PARTNERSHIP HERE JUST SEEMED LIKE A NATURAL THING.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;]
[SUPER=01-Allison Miesen/Roanoke Valley NOW;]
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[OUT Q=seemed like a natural thing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Among the complaints highlighted yesterday... was the case of Pat Puryear (per-YEAR) , a retired employee of the Roanoke County Real Estate Assessment Office, who says she was a victim of age discrimination and sexual harassment.
Edwin Compton says he was subjected to racial discrimination and harassment while working for the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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Both Roanoke County and the Resource Authority say they do not condone discrimination in any form.

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
A scattered morning shower could pass through before the rain makes way to partly sunny skies.
Look for highs in the low 80s.
Skies remain clear overnight, with some winds.
Expect lows to be in the mid- to upper- 50s.
The extended forecast...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC 44:31]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton Testimony]


Around the country, reaction to the unprecedented broadcast of President Clinton's grand jury testimony has been mixed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


In Roanoke yesterday, some customers at the Daily Grind coffee shop watched the president's testimony intently... others said, they did NOT want any part of it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel like]

((KIM WOOLWINE; I FEEL LIKE HE SHOULD ALREADY BE OUT, I DON'T WANT TO WASTE MY TIME WATCHING. THERE'S BEEN TOO MUCH TALK ABOUT IT ALREADY... I'D RATHER BE DRINKING MY COFFEE. CHARLES CHEWNING; AS AN AMERICAN IN GENERAL... IT'S A TERRIBLE SITUATION I THINK THAT AFFECTS ALL OF US. I'M JUST TRYING TO STAY EDUCATED AND KNOWLEGEABLE ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS, THIS PARTICULAR CURRRENT EVENT.))
[SUPER=07-Kim Woolwine;]
[SUPER=07-Charles Chewning; :19]
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[OUT Q=this particular current event]
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[VO-NAT]


60 percent of the people who responded to the latest CBS news poll believe the video tape was released to embarrass the president.
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[Dissolve to Homepage]
You can read the entire transcript of President Clinton's testimony on our web page at W-D-B-J- Seven dot- com.
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[45E-Richmond-Mayor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-60]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A former Richmond mayor -- and current City Council member in that city -- has been indicted on 14 federal criminal counts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


Leonidas (lee-uh-NYE-das) Young was mayor from 1994 to '96.
He is pastor of Richmond's Fourth Baptist Church.
A federal grand jury indicted him yesterday on charges that include bank fraud, money laundering, and racketeering.


Young's attorney vigorously denies the charges.
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[45E-Campbell-Deputy]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-53 1:14:30]
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He could be called a hero, and yesterday he was honored by receiving the law enforcement's version of the Purple heart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rustburg;]


Campbell County sherrif Robert Maxey awarded it to Deputy Rodney Thompson for injuries he suffered in the line of duty.
Thompson was stabbed in the chest and arm during a scuffle with a suspect on July 25th.
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[SOT 3:27:15]
[IN Q=That one day]

((DEP. RODNEY THOMPSON/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THAT ONE DAY WAS THE MOST TRAUMATIC DAY OF MY LIFE. I WOULD NOT HAVE GUESSED TAHT I WOULD COME FACE TO FACE WITH DEATH, NOT ONLY ONCE BUT TWICE IN THE COURSE OF THREE DAYS. FOR REASONS I AM STANDING HERE, I OWE A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO GOD. I'VE HAD SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS DURING THE YEAR 1998 AND THE LORD HAS BEEN RIDING MY SHOULDER THROUGH EACH MINUTE.))
[SUPER=01-Dep. Rodney Thompson/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=through each minute.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sergeant John Rieger was given a Lifesaving Certificate for keeping Thompson alive while waiting for help to arrive.

Thompson says he'll be back on the road in about two months.
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[45Earley-Alcohol]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-57 59:39]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


The Virginia Tech Faculty is joining the fight to toughen academic standards on Fridays.
Student attendance has a tendency to drop on the final day of the school week because Thursday is generally considered a heavy party night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Last week, Radford University's president sent a letter to faculty urging them to avoid the temptation to consider Friday's "lost days" academically.
Word of the letter was made public yesterday during a meeting between Attorney General Mark Early and Radford's student government leaders.
Earley later addressed the campus on the dangers of binge drinking.
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[5:09:27]
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not]

((MARK EARLEY/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL:WE'RE NOT WAGGING OUR FINER IN ANYONE'S FACE WE'RE GOING TO THE STUDENTS, WE'RE SAYING LOOK WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM AT YOUR UNIVERSITY THAT COULD AFFECT YOUR ACADEMIC CAREER, YOUR FUTURE, WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SOLVE IT. ))
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[OUT Q=solve it.]
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[VO-NAT]


This year, Radford enacted a parental notification policy for Freshmen as one way to try and encourage students NOT to binge drink.

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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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Turning our attention now to weather--
There's a chance for a stray shower this morning, otherwise partly sunny skies.
High in the lower 80s.
Clearing and breezy tonight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The four day outlook is partly to mostly sunny, with cooler temperatures.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-56]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


After confessing to setting fire to a Willow River apartment last month, a 10- year- old boy was found innocent of the crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The youngster was charged with arson in connection with one of three fires set at the Salem complex on August 7th. The day of the fire, the boy was questioned by a Salem investigator, who says the child admitted setting fire to a condemned and vacant apartment. But the youngster testified yesterday that he lied to the officer because he he was afraid the officer wouldn't let him go home. Prosecutor Fred King said he felt he got his man, but added that because the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence, the suspect was acquitted.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The boy now lives in Tazewell with his grandmother, but King says he thinks there are other juvenile firebugs living a

t the Willow River Complex.[85-Vaughn]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-31]
[GRAPHIC=Vaughn]


A guilty plea was entered by a Roanoke man in the murder of his three- year- old son and the shooting of a police officer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Kelvin Vaughn chose to enter a plea bargain rather than face a jury.
[SUPER=03-Salem/March;]


Last March Vaughn's ex-girlfriend Kim Carter called 9-1-1 saying the man would not leave her apartment -- and he had the couple's son inside.
Police say when they approached, Vaughn fired twice, wounding Officer Marge Dillon.
He then went into the back bedroom and killed his son as the toddler slept in his bed.
Vaughn's lawyers say they will try to show the judge that Vaughn was a hard-working friendly and good person before the murder.
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[SOT 14:07:01]
[IN Q=I think ultimately]

((I THINK ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE DEATH OF THIS YOUNG CHILD THAT WAS GOING TO PREVAIL DURING THIS WHOLE CASE. AND NOTHING WOULD HAVE SWAYED A JURY IN CONSIDERING ANY MITIGATING FACTORS WHEN CONSIDERING THE DEATH OF THIS LITTLE BOY.)) ((LET'S WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE JUDGE DOES TO SEE IF HE GETS OFF EASY. MR. VAUGHN IS NOT GOING TO BE WALKING THE STREETS FOR A VERY LONG TIME, IF EVER.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Vaughn's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney; :16]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=if ever]
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[VO-NAT]


Vaughn entered an Alford Plea on charges he tried to murder the police officers.
He says is NOT guilty of those charges but admits there is enough evidence to convict him.
He will be sentenced on November 24th.
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[8Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Kenneth Stewart]


The attorney for a condemned killer is hoping a brain scan will bring a reprieve for his client.
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[VO-NAT cut from 98-45]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/1992]


Kenneth Manuel Stewart's attorney asked Governor Gilmore to order the scan.
He hopes to find out if Stewart could have had an epileptic seizure when he killed his wife and son on Mother's Day, 19-91.
Stewart is scheduled to die tomorrow night in the electric chair.
Governor Gilmore is considering a clemency petition.
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[8S-Paternity]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-52 1:16:45]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


There's a new ruling in regard to custody and child suppport of one of the girls switched at birth at U-V-A.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Judge Frank Somerville told Paula Johnson she could keep Callie Marie for now -- only because the families of Whitney Rogers and Kevin Chittum have NOT asked for custody.
But the judge refused to order Carlton Conley to pay support for Callie -- because she's NOT his child either.
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[TALENT=melanie]
[SS=None]


Johnson and Conley signed a VOLUNTARY 75-dollar a week support agreement on a reporter's notebook after yesterday's non-traditional hearing.

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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
Stray morning showers are possible, otherwise look for partly sunny skies.
Highs in the lower 80s.
Clearing and breezy tonight, with lows in upper 50s.
The four day forecast is dry and cooler, with highs around 70.
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