[7E-Pulaski-Ax]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-52; 1:18:53]
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An accident yesterday killed two members of a Pulaski family, and left three others injured.
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It happened near the intersection of Route 11 and Morehead Lane.
State police say the car ran off the road and hit a tree.
Three year old Jordan Smith and 21-year old Latoya Jena Brooks were ejected.
LaToya died at the scene. Jordan died moments later at the hospital.
An 18-month old child suffered internal injuries and is in stable condition at Columbia Pulaski Community Hospital.


Margie Brooks, the driver of the car and 9-year old Sabrina Hicks, a family friend, are also listed in stable condition.
The fifth passenger, Mary Brooks, escaped unharmed.
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[7E-Wythe-Ax]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=sta]
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Two people died in a separate accident yesterday on Interstate 81 in Wythe County.
It happened near the mile marker 72, when a vehicle ran off the road and hit a guardrail.
Seventy-three year old Monroe Rathborne Junior and his wife Barbara were killed.

[7E-Dorm-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-60; 50:49]
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The Virginia Tech basketball team is one man short, after a player was arrested this weekend for firing a gun on campus.
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[V0-NAT]
Police have charged Kenny Harrell of Newport News with shooting a firearm on school property.
The shooting happened early yesterday morning on Washington Street in front of a row of dorms.
Officials say campus police got a call about a group of students walking down the street shooting a gun.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= We noticed some]

((DAVE NUTTER: SPOKESMAN: WE NOTICED SOME YOUNG MEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET. WE OBSERVED THEM AND SAW ONE YOUNG MAN PULL A HAND GUN OUT OF HIS POCKET AND FIRE INTO THE AIR. HE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE AIMING AT ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR.))
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No one was injured.
In addition to criminal charges, Harrell's case will be reviewed by the school's judicial system which will determine if his actions violated university policy.
Harrell has been indefinitely suspended from the basketball team.
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[7E-Floyd-Radio]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-67; 09:31]
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In the books, a classic country and bluegrass radio station may not appear to be a profitable venture.
But taking the less-traveled path is the secret to one station's success.
Joe Dashiell has more on WGFC-AM.
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[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :08]
[SUPER=01-Harold Mitchell/WGFC Announcer; :17]
[SUPER=@Joe1; :25 -- QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Marie Gallimore/WGFC Owner; :45]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Floyd County]

(( [OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF HAROLD AT THE BOARD]
[IN Q=Harold Mitchell]

((HAROLD MITCHELL, SPINNING EM OUT. GLAD TO HAVE YOU ALONG.))
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[OUT Q=glad to have you along.]


Most mornings find Harold Mitchell, spinning out the bluegrass and classic country on WGFC.
Known for his work as a master of ceremonies on stage at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, he is also at home on the air.
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[IN Q=Oh I love radio]

((OH I LOVE RADIO. RADIO IS NOT WORK. IT'S A HOBBY. I HAVE TO HAVE IT TO MAKE A LIVING, BUT IT'S A HOBBY. I REALLY ENJOY IT, SURE DO.))
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[OUT Q=SURE DO.]

[STAND-UP BRIDGE]
WGFC signed on in 1985, but Harold has been behind the mic much longer.
He began his radio career in 1965, at a Hillsville station that was owned by the Gallimore Family, the same folks who started WGFC. [MARIE GALLIMORE 11:08:25]
[IN Q=My husband had been in radio]

((MARIE GALLIMORE: MY HUSBAND HAD BEEN IN RADIO, SINCE HE WAS VERY YOUNG. HE STARTED OUT STACKING RECORDS AND SO FORTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SO WE STARTED A STATION IN HILLSVILLE, SOLD IT OUT AND WHEN AN OPENING CAME THAT WE COULD GET INTO FLOYD, THEN HERE WE CAME.))
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[OUT Q=then here we came.]


At 1030 on the AM Dial, WGFC is serving the community with a mix of music, talk and community announcements.
With its playlist of classic and contemporary country, bluegrass and southern gospel, the station may not be in the mainstream of country radio, but the formula works in a community that values classic sounds and vintage voices.


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[IN Q=We'll look for you again]

((WE'LL LOOK FOR YOU AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING, ALONG ABOUT 7:10. GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY.))
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[OUT Q=good morning everybody.]


Joe Dashiell News 7 Floyd County.))


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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast...
Expect partly sunny skies today with some light winds. Highs could reach 90 degrees.
Some clouds move in overnight, with winds dying down. Look for lows in the mid- to upper- 50s.
The extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 9/29/98
Tuesday:

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Twins:
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[SUPER=130-7/Joshua Gordon/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-/Betty Francisco/Roanoke]


No Pictures:
Anniversary:
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45Tech-Incident]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-53 1:27:54]
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A virginia Tech basketball player has been suspended from the team for allegdly firing a gun on campus.
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[VO-NAT]
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School officials say Kenny Harrell of Newport News was walking with some other students down Washington Street past a row of dorms across from Cassell Coliseum. Tech spokesman Dave Nutter says campus police witnessed Harrell pull a semi-automatic weapon from his pocket and shoot skyward. Nutter says The Newport News native faces felony charges of shooting a firearm on school property.
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[SOT=15:02:34]
[IN Q=HE DEFINITELY]

((DAVE NUTTER/VA. TECH SPOKESMAN; HE DEFINITELY FACES LOCAL CRIMINAL CHARGES. HIS CASE WILL BE REFERRED TO THE UNIVERSITY JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO ACCESS WHETHER THESE INCIDENTS REPRESENT A VIOLATION OF THE UNIVERITY POLICY AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=AS WELL.]
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[VO-NAT]


No one was injured in the incident.
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[45E-Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-69; 05:28]
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The U-S Supreme Court today takes a look at the case of Virginia Death row inmate Tommy David Strickler.
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The high court stayed his execution earlier this month so it could determine whether Strickler received a fair trial.
He's convicted in the 1990 capital murder of 19-year-old Leann Wittlock of Roanoke.
Eight documents concerning the prosecution's eyewitnesses were never revealed to Strickler's defense.
His lawyers say that information could have prevented Strickler from recieving a death sentence.
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[45E-Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-51; 02:04:04]
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Lynchburg officials will have half a million extra dollars to build up their arsenal against Domestic violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The grant money comes from the Department of Justice.
It will fund a computer system, prevention training and a new coordinator position in the commonwealth's attorney's office.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says it will be money well spent.
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[SOT 5:21:38]
[IN Q=We want to]

((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WHAT WE ARE ABOUT IS NOT ALWAYS PUNISHING FOR PAST VIOLENCE, BUT ENSURING THAT FUTURE VIOLENCE DOESN'T OCCUR, AND WE NEED THEIR SUPPORT IN ORDER TO DO THAT. WE THINK THAT HAVING SOMEONE THAT CAN DO THAT FOLLOW- UP WITH THESE VICTIMS THE DAY AFTER THE OFFENSE OCCURRED WILL HELP US.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Prosecutor; :00]
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[OUT Q=will help us.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Petty says nearly half the cases his office handles every year involve domestic violence.
This marks the second time Lynchburg has won the federal grant money.

[45Va-vOTING]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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Some harsh criticsm for the Commonwealth.
A Washington think tank calls Virginia one of the most UNDEMOCRATIC states in the country.
The Center for Voting and Democracy cited lack of voter participation, one-sided congressional races and numerous unopposed elections in its analysis.
Virginia was ranked 35th -- better than most other states in the South, but still in the bottom third nationally.

[45E-VT-Kitchen]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-70; 15:20]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech interior design students have some new learning tools.
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The students are learning the basics in kitchen design using five fully operational models, ranging from the most basic to the more elaborate.
The idea is to teach students how to design kitchens with different needs in mind.
For example: kitchens designed to make life easier for the handicapped or even families with young children.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What we're ]

((JULIA BEAMISH/VT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: WHAT WE'RE WANTING THEM TO DO IS TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND WORK AS KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNERS AND PLAN, HELP FAMILIES PLAN, THAT LIVING SPACE AND IT REALLY HAS BECOME A KIND OF COMPLICATED LIVING SPACE TO WORK IN.))
[SUPER=01-Julia Beamish/Virginia Tech Associate Professor; :00]
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[OUT Q=to work in.]
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[VO-NAT]


The "Center for Kitchen Design" was made possible with the help of more than 20- companies that donated to the project.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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Taking a moment now to check the Monday forecast--
Partly sunny today and not as hot, with highs in the upper 80s.
Skies will stay partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The four day forecast cools off a bit, with partly sunny skies expected through Wednesday...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-52; 1:18:53]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Two members of a Pulaski family lost their lives in an accident yesterday. Three others were injured.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


It happened near the intersection of Route 11 and Morehead Lane.
State police say the car ran off the road and hit a tree.
Three year old Jordan Smith and 21-year old Latoya Jena Brooks were ejected.
LaToya died at the scene. Jordan died moments later at the hospital.
18-month old Andrew Conner suffered internal injuries and is in stable condition at Columbia Pulaski Community Hospital.
Margie Brooks, the driver of the car and 9-year old Sabrina Hicks, a family friend, are also listed in stable condition.
The fifth passenger, Mary Brooks, escaped unharmed.
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[8E-Dorm-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-60; 50:49]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


A weekend shooting incident resulted in the arrest of a Virginia Tech basketball player.
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[V0-NAT]
Police have charged Kenny Harrell of Newport News with shooting a firearm on school property.
The shooting happened early yesterday morning on Washington Street in front of a row of dorms.
Officials say campus police got a call about a group of students walking down the street shooting a gun.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= We noticed some]

((DAVE NUTTER: SPOKESMAN: WE NOTICED SOME YOUNG MEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET. WE OBSERVED THEM AND SAW ONE YOUNG MAN PULL A HAND GUN OUT OF HIS POCKET AND FIRE INTO THE AIR. HE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE AIMING AT ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Nutter/Virginia Tech Spokesman;]
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[VO-NAT]
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No one was injured.
In addition to criminal charges, Harrell's case will be reviewed by the school's judicial system which will determine if his actions violated university policy.
Harrell has been indefinitely suspended from the basketball team.
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[8E-Strickler]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-69; 05:28]
[GRAPHIC=Tommy David Strickler]


Convicted murderer Tommy David Strickler will have his case heard by the U-S Supreme Court today.
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[VO-NAT]

[use file from 98-39, 1:06:49]
The high court stayed his execution earlier this month so they can determine whether Strickler received a fair trial.
He's convicted in the 1990 capital murder of 19-year-old Leann Wittlock of Roanoke.
Eight documents concerning the prosecution's eyewitnesses were never revealed to Strickler's defense.
His lawyers say that information could have prevented Strickler from recieving a death sentence.
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[8E-Domestic-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-51; 02:04:04]
[GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence]


Lynchburg has received a 500- thousand- dollar federal grant to help in its battle against domestic violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The money comes from the Department of Justice and will fund a computer system, prevention training and a new coordinator position in the commonwealth's attorney's office.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says it will be money well spent.
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[SOT 5:21:38]
[IN Q=We want to]

((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WHAT WE ARE ABOUT IS NOT ALWAYS PUNISHING FOR PAST VIOLENCE, BUT ENSURING THAT FUTURE VIOLENCE DOESN'T OCCUR, AND WE NEED THEIR SUPPORT IN ORDER TO DO THAT. WE THINK THAT HAVING SOMEONE THAT CAN DO THAT FOLLOW- UP WITH THESE VICTIMS THE DAY AFTER THE OFFENSE OCCURRED WILL HELP US.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Prosecutor; :00]
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[OUT Q=will help us.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Petty says nearly half the cases his office handles every year involved domestic violence.
This marks the second time Lynchburg has won the federal grant money.

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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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Let's take a look now at the Monday forecast--
Partly sunny and breezy today, with highs in the upper 80s.
Partly cloudy skies with diminshing winds, with lows in the upper 50s.
The four day outlook stays dry through Wednesday, with showers likely Thursday.
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