[7E-Strickler]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

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[TAPE#=98-69;5:28]
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Tommy David Strickler could learn his fate today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=Augusta Co./File Tape]


Strickler was scheduled to die September 16th for the 1990 murder of Roanoke native Le-ann Whitlock.
But the Supreme Court delayed his execution to decide whether he received a fair trial.
The case was scheduled for conference yesterday.
A ruling could be issued today.
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[7S-Appomattox-Murder]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-56 52:42]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


It's a sentence of more than two life terms for a Lynchburg man who murdered a woman in Appomattox County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox/File Tape]


20-year old Trevor Jones was given two life sentences plus 35 years for the murder of Lisa Yvonne Crider in May, 1997.
Jones and his accomplice.. Brandon Wayne Hedrick kidnapped, robbed and sodomized Crider.. then shot her in the head and dumped her body in the James River.
Jones told a jury that Hedrick was the one who fired the fatal shot.. Hedrick got the death penalty.
Prosecutor Tommy Lawson says both sentences were "proper".
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[7S-Humphries]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-57; 1:04:16]
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He won't be released from prison, but he won't be extradited to West Virginia- yet.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Carroll Eugene Humphries is charged with murder in Greenbrier County for allegedly hiring two men to kill a romantic rival 20 years ago.
In court yesterday, the Covington man's lawyers tried unsuccessfully to convince the judge to release him.
They claimed the extradition warrant is no good, because it wrongly labels Humphries a fugitive.
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[SOT 16:39:28]
[IN Q=Mr. Humphries has fully]

((BILL PARKS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; MR. HUMPHRIES HAS FULLY COOPERATED WITH EVERY INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY, THE ATF, THE FBI, THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE, THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE, AND WE BELIEVE NOW THAT SOMEBODY OUT THERE'S MAKING A DEAL, AND HE IS BEING VICTIMIZED AGAIN))
[SUPER=01-Bill Parks/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=victimized again]
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[VO-NAT]


Humphries appealed the judge's decision, so his extradition will be delayed for another 30 days.
His fight may outlast the Alleghany County jail itself, where he's being held without bond.
The jail is about to be demolished, and all inmates will be relocated by the end of the week.
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[7S-Jail-Ministry]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-61 55:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For more than 20 years, Danville inmates have been hearing the word of God.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Good News Jail and Prison Ministry came to Danville in 1978.
It provides inmates with a full-time chaplain, worship services, and bible studies.
Former inmate Nancy Frazier says the ministry helped her find God and herself.
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[SOT 22:39:19-:29]
[IN Q=I came in as a Christain]

((NANCY FRAZIER/FORMER INMATE: I CAME IN AS A CHRISTIAN AND I THOUGHT THAT I KNEW THE LORD AND I THOUGHT THAT WHAT I WAS DOING WAS RIGHT BUT I WAS WRONG AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM STRAIGHTENED THAT OUT FOR ME.))
[SOT 22:30:59-:06]

((DAVID ABERNATHY/SENIOR CHAPLAIN: THE IDEA OF PUTTING A CHAPLAIN IN, A PASTOR IN THE FACILITY IS TO REALLY BRING A LIGHT TO A DARK PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Nancy Frazier/Former Inmate; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Abernathy/Senior Chaplain; :11]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=light to a dark place.]
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[VO-NAT]


The ministry believes it can break the cycle of crime one life at a time.
So far this year, the ministry has counseled more than 700-inmates.
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[7-5-Log-Cabin]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-30 1:09:25]
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It could soon be demolition day for a rare log cabin, unless the efforts of business leaders, residents and city officials get a demolition order reversed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


They think if they clean up the historic (HOW-bert) Howbert House, a judge may allow the cabin to stand.
It's been condemned for safety reasons.
Amos Construction donated thousands of dollars worth of machines and labor.
Contractors pried up the porch -- they'd heard rumors of a slate floor underneath.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:54:47]
[IN Q=As a neighborhood]

((AS A NEIGHBORHOOD, WE FEEL THE BEST USE FOR THE PROPERTY IS A COMMUNITY CENTER, A HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT TO BRING OUT THE HISTORIC ASPECTS OF OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY AND TO USE THE BIGGEST PART OF THE LAND AS A PARK.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Martin/Neighborhood Organization;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=as a park]
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[VO-NAT]


The cabin plus nine acres is for sale for a quarter million dollars.
A judge decides Thursday whether the cabin must be destroyed.
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
A pleasant, and breezy day ahead, with partly sunny skies. Highs will be around 80 degrees.
Some isolated showers possible overnight, as clouds move in. Look for lows in the mid- to upper-50s.
The extended forecast...
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Strickler]



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[TAPE#=98-69;5:28]
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A decision could come today on the fate of condemned killer Tommy David Strickler.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./File Tape]


Strickler was scheduled to die September 16th for the 1990 murder of Roanoke native Le-ann Whitlock.
But the Supreme Court delayed his execution to decide whether he received a fair trial.
The case was scheduled for conference yesterday.
A ruling could be issued today.
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[45E-GE-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-53; 1:25:14]
[GRAPHIC=General Electric]

[THERE IS AN ANCHOR TAG !!!]
More layoffs at General Electric's Salem Plant.
This time it affects some 100 salaried workers.
Scott Goldberg reports.
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[IN Q=After a morning]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :01]
[SUPER=01-Marsha Robinson/Laid-Off Worker; :12]
[SUPER=@Scott2; :40]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=SG, NEWS-7,SALEM]

(([*************THIS IS THE STORY FROM 5PM, TAPE 598-31, JUST ADD LAST CART SEGMENT ********************] [ANY NAT SOUND OF CARS COMING OUT OF LOT???] After a morning meeting with supervisors, most of General Electric's one-thousand salaried workers left for lunch.
Some, like Marsha Robinson, left for good.
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[SOT 11 31 22]
[IN Q=I ... I]

((MARSHA ROBINSON: I...I...I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY OTHER THAN GE'S A GOOD COMPANY. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF BUSINESS.))

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[OUT Q=of business]


Robinson is one of the hundred administrative workers...what G-E calls "support" workers...who were let go.
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[SOT 11 32 10]
[IN Q= i was a sourcing]

((MARSHA ROBINSON: I WAS A SOURCING ASSOCIATE. I WORKED WITH BUYERS. (SIGH) IT WAS A NICE JOB.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=nice job]


This round of layoffs brings the year's total to 345 people -- roughly 20 percent of the Salem workforce.
Many employees wonder how long this can go on.
It used to be that business slowed down, but didn't stay that way, and G-E rehired some of the laid-off workers.
This year business in Salem got off to a slow start... and so far, business is still slow. Scott Goldberg, News-7,Salem.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


G-E is giving the laid off workers severance pay and benefits for the next year.
The company is also offering job-training classes to help its former employees find work.


[45E-Salem-Land]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-64; 06:23]
[GRAPHIC=Salem City Seal]


In other news from Salem, some residents are voicing opposition to development plans in the city.
Salem City Council last night voted to develop a master plan for the Elizabeth Campus.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Economic development officials and some residents say the 52-acre site is a prime spot for light industry.
The city planning commission has recommended mixed-use development.
But dozens of people at the public hearing said the best use of the property would be recreation and appreciation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You would take]

((EMILY BRADY: YOU WOULD TAKE OUR VIEW. YOU WOULD TAKE OUR SCENERY. YOU WOULD IN FACT TAKE A BIT OF OUR SERENITY. THE ELIZABETH CAMPUS IS ONE OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL, SOOTHING, VISUAL OASIS.))
[SUPER=07-Emily Brady;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=visual oasis.]
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[VO-NAT]


But council members said Salem needs tax revenue and jobs as much as open space, to meet school construction and other needs.
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[45Missing-Student]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#]
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Authorities continue their search for a missing Virginia Tech student.
They're looking for 24- year old Robert Kovack, who disappeared more than a week ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fayette Co., WV/Yesterday;]


On Monday, authorities concentrated their efforts on Fayette County, West Virginia.
They were especially interested in combing the area around the New River Gorge Bridge.
That's the general area where Kovack's red geo tracker was discovered last week.
Kovack's friends told police the 24- year old left his Blacksburg apartment on Friday, September 18th, en route to West Virginia to attend a college football game.
His car was discovered four days later.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We found]

((BRAD MANKINS/WV STATE TROOPER:HE'S YOUR AVERAGE 24- YEAR OLD KID, EVERYONE WE'VE SPOKE TO, SPOKE HIGHLY OF HI, EVERYONE SAYS HE'S BEEN IN GOOD SPIRITS, HAS NO IDEA WHAT COULD'VE HAPPENED TO HIM. ))
[SUPER=01-Brad Mankins/WV State Trooper; :00]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=happened to him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say they found no evidence that a struggle took place inside Kovack's vehicle or around it.
At this point, they suspect he MAY have left his car and gotten into someone's else's vehicle.
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[45WEATHER]


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Turning your attention now to the forecast--
Partly sunny skies with light winds, highs around 80.
Mostly cloudy by tonight, with just isolated showers possible.
Lows in the upper 50s.
The four day forecast is calling for a slight chance of showers on Thursday, otherwise partly to mostly sunny skies..
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8S-Appomattox-Murder]



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[TAPE#98-56 52:42]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A Lynchburg man will serve more than TWO life sentences for the murder of a woman in Appomattox county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox/File Tape]


20-year old Trevor Jones was given two life terms plus 35 years for the murder of Lisa Yvonne Crider in May, 1997.
Jones and his accomplice.. Brandon Wayne Hedrick kidnapped, robbed and sodomized Crider.. then shot her in the head and dumped her body in the James River.
Jones told a jury that Hedrick was the one who fired the fatal shot.. Hedrick got the death penalty.
Prosecutor Tommy Lawson says both sentences were "proper".
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[8S-Humphries]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-57; 1:04:16]
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A man charged with a murder two decades ago is SUCCESSFULLY fighting extradition to West Virginia-- at least for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Carroll Eugene Humphries is charged with murder in Greenbrier County for allegedly hiring two men to kill a romantic rival 20 years ago.
In court yesterday, the Covington man's lawyers tried unsuccessfully to convince the judge to release him.
They claimed the extradition warrant is no good, because it wrongly labels Humphries a fugitive.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:39:28]
[IN Q=Mr. Humphries has fully]

((BILL PARKS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; MR. HUMPHRIES HAS FULLY COOPERATED WITH EVERY INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY, THE ATF, THE FBI, THE WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE, THE VIRGINIA STATE POLICE, AND WE BELIEVE NOW THAT SOMEBODY OUT THERE'S MAKING A DEAL, AND HE IS BEING VICTIMIZED AGAIN))
[SUPER=01-Bill Parks/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=victimized again]
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[VO-NAT]


Humphries appealed the judge's decision, so his extradition will be delayed for another 30 days.
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[8S-Wilderness-Academy]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-63; 49:13]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


After hearing evidence, state education officials are deciding the fate of the troubled Wilderness Leadership Academy in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Colonel Gene Nervo declined to discuss the allegations against his school.
He also insisted reporters be banned from the hearing on allegations of student violence, staff negligence, and boys who say they were sexually assaulted by each other.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:06:38]
[IN Q=We are]

((ROBERT WHYTAL/STATE HEARING EXAMINER: WE ARE JUST HEARING EVIDENCE AND I WOULDN'T WANT TO COMMENT FURTHER ABOUT THAT. And so you would then make a recommendation? THAT IS CORRECT. And who does that recommendation go to? THAT RECOMMENDATION WOULD GO TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Whytal/State Hearing Examiner;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=Public Instruction.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;]


If the state superintendent decides NOT to renew the Wilderness Leadership Academy's license, state officials say that will be a first in Virginia.
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[8S-Bike-Rodeo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-62; 33:47]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A 12- year- old Danville boy is still in critical condition after being struck by a car last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Tuesday;]


Antone (AN-TWAN) Green was riding his bike near Gibson Middle School when the accident happened.
He was flown to Duke University Medical Center with serious head injuries.
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]


That accident is a vivid example why it's so important to teach bicycle safety to kids.
At Schoolfield Elementary in Danville yesterday afternoon, 130-students took part in a bike rodeo.
With helmets on, the children practiced their riding skills.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:02:39-:54]
[IN Q=The bicycles are considered]

((STEVE ANDERSON/DANVILLE POLICE: THE BICYCLES ARE CONSIDERED VEHICLES LIKE ANY OTHER VEHICLES AND THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WE MUST TEACH THEM AND PARENTS NEED TO BE AWARE OF AND SUPPORT THAT AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS OF COURSE PUTTING THE HELMETS ON.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Anderson/Danville Police;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=putting the helmets on.]
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[VO-NAT]


A local State Farm Insurance agency has sponsored this bike rodeo for the last three years.
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[8WEATHER]


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Time again to take a look at the Tuesday foreast--
Partly sunny and not as hot today, with highs around 80.
Skies will turn mostly cloudy by this evening, with only isolated showers possible.
Lows in the upper 50s.
In the extended outlook, there's a possibility of showers on Thursday.
Otherwise, skies will be partly to mostly sunny....
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