[7E-Bedford-Murder]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[TAPE#98-58 tc 51:12]
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New information has led to murder charges for a second teenager in connection with the Labor Day weekend death of a Liberty High School student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


16-year old Randy Ross was arrested September 7th for the shooting death of Jamelle Poindexter.
Now authorities are charging Ross's 16-year old girlfriend with murder as well.
The teen had originally faced just robbery charges for the theft of Poindexter's car.
But investigators say additional information has led them to charge the girl with murder, robbery and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Both are being held in the Lynchburg juvenile detention home.
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[7E-Wreck-Survivor]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-57 12:45]
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Ten people were injured last week in a fiery pileup on Interstate 81.
One truck driver is still in critical condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center with severe burns.
But the other nine are now out of the hospital and are coming to grips with what happened.
Joe Dashiell spoke with three of them.
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[IN Q=With burned out]
[super=03-Montgomery Co./Thursday; :00]
[super=01-Vince West/Accident Victim; :10]
[super=01-David Paterno/Accident Victim; :38]
[super=01-Justin Prillaman/Accident Victim; 1:04]
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((With burned out vehicles, and wreckage scattered across the highway, Interstate 81 looked like a battleground.

It was surprising, then that more people weren't seriously injured.
[SOT UB 02:23:55]
[IN Q=Definitely lucky]

((DEFINITELY LUCKY, MY NUMBER JUST WASN'T UP AT THAT TIME. HOPEFULLY, I'LL MAKE IT A WHILE LONGER.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=hopefully, I'll make it a while longer.]


Truck Driver Vince West says he feels lucky to be alive.
David Paterno is thankful too... but believes there was more than luck at work last week.
He was driving a car that belonged to his late father. Above the visor was a cigar his father kept for good luck... in the console a small cross that was a gift from his grandfather.
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[IN Q=And out of all the destruction]

((AND OUT OF ALL THE DESTRUCTION THAT WAS DONE TO MY CAR, THESE TWO THINGS SURVIVED. AND I CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOT, THEY'LL BE IN MY NEXT CAR. AND SO I'M REALLY THANKFUL. I REALLY BELIEVE MY FATHER AND EVERYBODY ELSE UPSTAIRS WAS WITH ME.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=was with me.]


Paterno's car was totalled. So was the vehicle Justin Prillaman was driving.
Like West and Paterno, Prillaman is still sore... with back and neck pain... but he's also feeling fortunate.
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[IN Q=I feel that was a lucky day]

((I FEEL THAT WAS A LUCKY DAY, ONE OF THE LUCKIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE, AS OPPOSED TO BEING A REAL UNLUCKY DAY. BUT CERTAINLY I REPLAY THE INCIDENT ALL THE TIME THINKING WHAT IF IT HAD BEEN ME.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=if it had been me.]


The men say they appreciate the fire departments and rescue squads that responded, and they say they're praying for John Franklin and his family.
Joe Dashiell News 7))


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[TAPE#98-54 29:52]
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A guilty plea in Wythe County from a former teacher who admits to having a sexual relationship with one of his students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./May 7;]


35-year old Michael Blevins had already pled guilty in SMYTH County to similar charges pertaining to the same student.
Blevins was the girl's eighth grade science teacher at Rural Retreat high school.
He'll be sentenced on 12 charges in late November.
Blevins also faces trial in Montgomery County where he worked as a teacher and coach--- for allegedly having sex wit

h two other students.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
A wet start to the day, with showers and fog sticking around this morning. But skies should turn partly sunny later on. Look for daytime highs in the mid-80s.
Overnight, partly cloudy and breezy. Expect temperatures to drop into the low to mid 60s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/1/98
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Drinking-Law]



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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-70 TC 16:23]
[GRAPHIC=College Drinking]


Some action on Capitol Hill to combat binge drinking on College Campuses.
A bill sponsored by Virginia Senator John Warner has now passed both houses of Congress, and awaits presidential approval.
It would knock down privacy laws that make it difficult for colleges to notify parents when a student has broken a drinking or drug-related law or policy.
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[from 98-56 TC 25:17 8/23 and 98-63 TC 21:09]
It's an idea that came from Attorney General Mark Earley's binge drinking task force.
This summer, Radford University instituted its own voluntary policy to notify parents of freshmen, under age 21, who are financially dependent on their parents.
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[45E-Resignation-Rally]


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Hearings on a possible impeachment inquiry against President Clinton are scheduled to begin Monday.
Meantime, some Roanoke residents held a "Rally for Morality" outside the Roanoke courthouse yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


They held up signs indicating their feelings about the President's morals and ethics. The group says Mr. Clinton should step down or be impeached because he's a bad influence on the nation's youth.
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[SOT=17:50:08]
[IN Q=I THINK IT]

((AL BEDROSIAN/FORMER GOP CANDIDATE; I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT, VERY IMPORTANT. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE TOUTING YOURSELF AS BEING FOR THE CHILDREN AND NOW YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING WITH A CHILD. THAT'S TERRIBLE, I JUST THINK IT'S TERRIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/Former GOP Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=IT'S TERRIBLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bedrosian is a republican who ran for Congress last year.
He says the ongoing investigation of the President is like a cancer eating away at the country that will take years to repair.
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[45S-Klan-Lawyer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-56 53:24]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pennslyvania Ku Klux Klan member has found an unlikely ally in Virginia- a black attorney.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[IN Q=So why is a black guy]
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Barry Black's Attorney; :06]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992; :29]
[SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]


(( So why is a black guy representing the Klan?
[sot 15:33:38]

((DAVID BAUGH/BARRY BLACK'S ATTORNEY: EVERYONE, AS I SEE IT, UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT, HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT TO IN THIS COUNTRY. EVEN TO SAY THINGS THAT I PERSONALLY DESPISE. SO WHEN THE KLAN-- WHEN THE KLAN-- WHEN THE ACLU TOLD ME ABOUT THE CASE, AND ASKED ME IF I'D TAKE IT, I SAID YES. I AM AN AFRICAN AMERICAN. I AM ALSO AN AMERICAN.)) [runs:21]
The client is Barry Black-- Imperial Wizard of the Keystone Knights of the KKK.
He's made waves for years in Pennsylvania-- where he's currently fighting his local prosecutor to remain town constable-- sort of like a sheriff's deputy.
But Barry Black's August Klan rally and cross-burning in remote Cana is what's drawn David Baugh's help.
[sot 15:34:59]

((DAVID BAUGH/BARRY BLACK'S ATTORNEY: ACTUALLY IT'S KIND OF GRATIFYING. WHEN YOU GO TO LAW SCHOOL AND YOU BELIEVE IN IT, TO GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION, TO TAKE ON THE KIND OF CASE THAT REALLY TESTS YOU AND YOUR FAITH IN THE CONSTITUTION, IT'S SORT OF GRATIFYING. IT'S LIKE THE DOCTOR WITH THE REALLY DIFFICULT CASE.)) [runs:19]

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((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: THEY BURNED AN APPROXIMATELY 30- FOOT CROSS WHICH COULD BE SEEN FROM A PUBLIC ROAD WHEN PEOPLE DROVE PAST IT AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS COULD SEE IT FROM THE PUBLIC ROAD ALSO. )) [RUNS:10]

[sot 15:36:46]

((DAVID BAUGH/BARRY BLACK'S ATTORNEY: THIS A GROUP OF PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER TO HAVE THEIR LITTLE CLUB MEETING, AND THEY ENDED WITH A CROSS BURNING.)) [runs:09]
[standup]
Whether there was intent to intimidate or not, as Virginia's law assumes -- the ACLU says the Klan has as much right to burn a cross as Martin Luther King had to march on Selma. Barry Black's case is expected to be the first Constitutional test of Virginia's decades-old law.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))



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Time now to check the forecast--
After areas of dense fog this morning, expect partly sunny skies today.
Highs in the mid 80s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows falling into the 60s.
And expect lots of sunshine as we head toward the weekend, with a chance of a few showers tomorrow.
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[TAPE#98-58 tc 51:12]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A SECOND teenager now faces charges in the Labor Day Weekend murder of a Liberty High School student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


16-year old Randy Ross was arrested September 7th for the shooting death of Jamelle Poindexter.
Now authorities are charging Ross's 16-year old girlfriend with murder as well.
Investigators say new information has led them to charge the girl with murder, robbery and using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Both are being held in the Lynchburg juvenile detention home.
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[8S-Blevins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-54 29:52]
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A former New River Valley teacher has entered a GUILTY plea to multiple charges of having sex with a student.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smyth Co./May 7;]


35-year old Michael Blevins had already pled guilty in SMYTH County to similar charges pertaining to the same student.
Blevins was the girl's eighth grade science teacher at Rural Retreat high school.
He'll be sentenced November on charges that could result in up to 70 years in prison.
Blevins also faces trial in Montgomery County where he worked as a teacher and coach--- for allegedly having sex wit

h two other students.
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[8S-Protest-Suit]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-66]
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The Hill City has settled out- of- court with a gay rights protestor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Bill Connelly was arrested last year for protesting what he calls anti- gay policies at the Lynchburg Y-M-C-A.
The charges were later dropped, but Connelly says his arrest was embarassing and his artistic work suffered as a result.
Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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[8-5-VA-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-34 34:04]
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No more watching the LIVE drawing of Virginia Lottery numbers--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Tomorrow will be the last night the Virginia Lottery will broadcast its nightly lottery drawing on stations like this and others around the state.
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[SOT 11:32:07]
[IN Q=Only a few]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: ONLY A FEW ARE WATCHING BECAUSE THEY WANT TO ENSURE THE RANDOMNESS OF THE DRAW. IN THE VERY BEGINNING, IT WAS DIFFERENT. IN 1989 PEOPLE WERE WATCHING BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO SEE THE VERIFICATION OF THE DRAW. I THINK IN TEN YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE GROWN TO TRUST US AND KNOW THAT WE HAVE A FAIR PROCESS AND A PROCESS THAT HAS LOTS OF INTEGRITY.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=of integrity.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lottery officials say money is the bottom line.
The drawing costs more than a million dollars a year to show on TV.
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[TALENT=melanie]
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NEWS 7 will continue to bring you the winning numbers -- without the lottery video -- every night on NEWS 7 at 11 and News-7 Mornin.

[8E-Fishburn-Park]


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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-68 8:16]
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Education has gotten a little "sweeter" at Fishburn Park Elementary School.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Every day, from now on, when there's 100-percent attendance...
The principal promised to hand out snacks.
That's what he did yesterday.
All of the school's 400-kids showed up for class.
In return, they got popsicles and extra recess.
It beat spending all afternoon in the classroom.
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[SOT 14 48 00, 14 50 30 -- bump sots]
[IN Q=I'D PROBABLY]

((NICOLE HASKINS/FOURTH-GRADER: I'D PROBABLY BE WORKING. OR TAKING A BIG TEST./////14 50 30 STEVEN DAYTON/FIFTH GRADER: IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT WE DO WHEN. FOR INSTANCE, IF WE WERE TAKING THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING RIGHT NOW, I WOULD WANT TO BE OUTSIDE.))
[SUPER=01-Nicole Haskins/Fourth-Grader;00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Dayton/Fifth-Grader;07]
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[OUT Q=BE OUTSIDE]
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[VO-NAT]


Principal Tom Dunleavy said he'll sweeten the deal if everyone keeps coming to class.
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[SOT 14 51 22]
[IN Q=he said]

((BRANDON WILNER/FIFTH GRADER: HE SAID HE'D MAKE THE, UM, HE SAID HE'D GIVE US A LITTLE BETTER TREAT AND YEAH I'M KIND OF LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Brandon Wilner/Fifth-Grader;]
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[OUT Q=FORWARD TO IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Next time there's perfect attendance, kids get two popsicles instead of one.
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Taking a look at your midweek forecast...
Expect partly sunny skies today after isolated showers and fog this morning.
Highs reaching the mid 80s this afternoon.
Tonight looks partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.
And besides a chance of showers tomorrow, the four day outlook remains dry through the weekend.
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