[7E-Pritchett]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-53 1:50:30]
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As jury selection was about to begin yesterday, a man accused of murder had his trial delayed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 1997;]


Livingston "Bud" Pritchett has a month to replace his court appointed attorneys.
He's charged with capital murder for allegedly robbing and shooting a man at an Ironto rest area.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Pritchett's family and members of two civil rights groups don't believe his attorneys were willing to launch a full scale legal defense against an all white jury.
And as a result-- were pressuring Pritchett into signing a plea agreement.
Judge Ray Grubbs agreed to let Pritchett hire a new attorney...
But he defended Pritchett's current legal team.
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[IN Q=You could]

((JUDGE RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT COURT:YOU COULD NOT HAVE MORE COMPETENT REPRESENTATION, THEY HAVE BEEN YOUR ATTORNEYS SINCE THEIR APPOINTMENT IN MAY OF 1997. ))
[SUPER=01-Judge Ray Grubbs/Montgomery Co. Circuit Court;]
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[OUT Q=in may of 1997.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pritchett's supporters are consulting with a Washington D-C attorney in hopes of finding someone to take over the case.
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[7E-Still-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-59 1:40:41]
[GRAPHIC=Moonshine]


Moonshine has given Franklin County a national reputation.
Yesterdaty, A-B-C agents busted a still and arrested two people [Take Endicott Map Full] in the Endicott section of the County.
Tina Tenret talked to one of the stillhands. [wipe into pkg]
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[IN Q=You had to be careful]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rodney James/Alleged Stillhand; :27]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Beheler/ABC Agent; 1:33]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

(( You had to be careful not to lean up against these six blackpots.
They were still steaming even hours after agents raided the place.
This factory can cook up more than 600 gallons in about a week.
126 jugs stood ready for market.
Agents arrested Rodney James and his sister Karen Gillespie in the stills.
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[SOT 14:50:11]
[IN Q=How long]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RUNNING THESE? RODNEY JAMES/ALLEGED STILLHAND: JUST A LITTLE WHILE. IT AIN'T BEEN THAT LONG. TENRET: A FEW MONTHS? JAMES: NO NOT THAT LONG. TENRET: A FEW WEEKS? JAMES: NO COMMENT. LAUGHS.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=LAUGHS]


A barn shielded this shop from the weather.
Fuel oil, not the usual propane, kept the blackpots boiling.
But there was nothing special about the mash when agents finished.
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[SOT 16:37:35]
((NAT SOT: HACKING INTO THE BLACKPOTS AND LETTING THE MOONSHINE RUN.))

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They sliced through four thousand jugs,
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((NAT SOT SLICING JUGS))

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confiscated seven thousand pounds of sugar and waded through a whiskey waterfall.
Agents say the owner of this still is down about 10-thousand-dollars.
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[SOT 16:30:40]
[IN Q=Agents say]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: AGENTS SAY THEY KNOW WHO OWNS THIS STILL BUT THE TROUBLE IS FINDING HIM. NOTHING HERE IS IN HIS NAME, AND OF COURSE THEY'VE NEVER SEEN HIM DROPPING OFF SUPPLIES OR PICKING UP THE ALCOHOL.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=PICKING UP THE ALCOHOL]


When agents take this case to court -- they'll be missing one thing: a search warrant.
They had planned to bust this still next week but that strategy went down the drain when they were spotted.
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[SOT 16:23:17]
[IN Q=Once we got]

((JIMMY BEHELER/ABC AGENT: ONCE WE GOT HERE HE DID INVITE US INSIDE SO WE THINK WE'LL BE OKAY.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=we'll be okay]


Agents won't say how they stumbled on this still.
But it's tough to hide the sweet smell of homemade whiskey.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))










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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
A warmer day ahead, with sunny skies and some light winds. Highs could reach the mid-60s.
Look for the possibility of frost overnight. Temperatures are expected to drop into the lower-30s under clear skies.

The extended forecast...
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Tultex is cutting jobs in Martinsville.
According to published reports, the company will cut 150 of its more than 25-hundred workers there.
The company has lost money every quarter of 19-98 and is trying to become profitable again.


[45S-Hog-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE# 98-60 1:49:25]
[GRAPHIC=Hog Farm]


Opponents of hog farming cite air and water pollution, and decreasing property values as the industries biggest downfalls.
Halifax County is debating whether to put more restrictions on livestock operations when it comes to hog farming.
The county planning commission will discuss potential changes to the ordinance Tuesday.
Christy Hubley reports.
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[IN Q=(snorting) Billy Wooding has]
[SUPER=03-Turbeville; :06]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wooding/Hog Farmer; :27]
[SUPER=03-Waverly; :37]
[SUPER=01-Adolph Miller/Carroll Foods; :49]
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Billy Wooding has raised hogs in Halifax County for about four years.
More than 25-hundred at a time-- these hogs are fattened to market weight-- then sold for slaugther.
Wooding-- like the four other hog farmers in Halifax County-- contracts with Carroll Foods of Waverly Virginia.
The farmers supply the facilities-- the company supplies the animals, feed, and weekly inspections.
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[SOT 22:35:00-:08]
[IN Q=They own the hogs]

((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: THEY OWN THE HOGS AND THAT'S A LARGE INVESTMENT ON THEIR PART AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M DOING RIGHT AS WELL AS THE HOGS ARE DOING GOOD.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=are doing good.]


The General Manager of Carroll Foods says his company is constantly changing to keep up with new technologies.
Improved feed for the animals, new waste spreading techniques, and even genetically engineered pigs.
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[IN Q=In fact there are 12 cuts]

((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: IN FACT THERE ARE 12-CUTS THAT COME FROM THAT PIG THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THEY'RE KNOW FOR THEIR EXTREME LEANNESS AND LOW FAT CONTENT AND ALMOST ALL OF OUR OPERATIONS PRODUCE THAT PIG NOW.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=produce that pig now.]
[NATS=(c'mon. whistle)]

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Pig producers worry about how county-imposed restrictions might affect their ability to farm.
They say Virginia's hog regulations are already among the toughest in the country.
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[IN Q=The situation in NC]

((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: THE SITUATION IN NC IS QUITE DIFFERENT THAT IT IS IN VA. VA'S HAD VERY STRICT REGULATIONS SINCE 1988. NC DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ANY REGULATIONS UNTIL 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=2 or 3 years ago.]


The hog debate in Halifax County won't be resolved anytime soon.
It will be months for the planning commission sends its recommendation on livestock ordinance to the board of supervisors for a vote.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.))
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[45-5-Organ-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=598-27]
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There's a new kind of stamp available for your holiday cards this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The organ and tissue donor stamp was dedicated yesterday in a ceremony at the main Roanoke Post office on Rutherford Avenue. The stamp shows a male and female intertwined reaching out for each other hearts to signify the importance of giving the gift of life through organ donation. A living example of the stamp's message, heart transplant patient Alice Richardson, was on hand for the event. Richardson is the President of the local chapter of Transplants United, a support group for organ donation recipients.

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Time now to check the Friday forecast--
Sunny and a bit warmer today, with highs reaching the lower 60s.
But lows tonight will be chilly once again, dropping into the lower 30s under mostly clear skies.
Scattered frost will be a possibility.
As for the weekend, expect a gradual warm-up...
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[SUPER=19-Kimberly/McBroom;][8E-Pritchett]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-53 1:50:30]
[GRAPHIC=Bud Pritchett]


Just before jury selection was to begin, a judge ruled to delay the trial of a man accused of murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 1997;]


Livingston "Bud" Pritchett has a month to replace his court appointed attorneys.
He's charged with capital murder for allegedly robbing and shooting a man at an Ironto rest area.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Pritchett's family and members of two civil rights groups don't believe his attorneys were willing to launch a full scale legal defense against an all white jury.
And as a result-- were pressuring Pritchett into signing a plea agreement.
Judge Ray Grubbs agreed to let Pritchett hire a new attorney...
But he defended Pritchett's current legal team.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You could]

((JUDGE RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT COURT:YOU COULD NOT HAVE MORE COMPETENT REPRESENTATION, THEY HAVE BEEN YOUR ATTORNEYS SINCE THEIR APPOINTMENT IN MAY OF 1997. ))
[SUPER=01-Judge Ray Grubbs/Montgomery Co. Circuit Court;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=in may of 1997.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pritchett's supporters are consulting with a Washington D-C attorney in hopes of finding someone to take over the case.
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[8Toy-Gun]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Suspension is the punishment a SECOND grader received for carrying a toy gun onto a Roanoke county school bus.
School officials say other students saw the child playing with the toy gun, and told the bus driver, who reported it to the principal at Glen Cove Elementary.
Officials say the child should serve a short suspension. They're not recommending expulsion.

[8E-Fisher-Price]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:07:09]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


Due to a potential fire hazard, Fisher Price is voluntarily recalling up to 10- million battery operated vehicles.

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


Free repairs are being offered for "Power Wheels" -- the ride-on cars and trucks that the Consumer Product Safety Commission says can catch fire.
But designated repair centers across the country will NOT be able to repair the defect for 7 to 10 days.
One local repairman says that doesn't mean children can't use the toys in the meantime.
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[16:36:03]
[IN Q=If they choose]
[SUPER=01-Robert Caywood/Commonwealth Shaver & Appliance]
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[OUT Q=if batteries are not in the vehicle.]
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[Take Repair Stores Full Screen]
Two shops in the area can repair the defective parts.
In Roanoke, you can take the toys to Commonwealth Shaver and Appliance Service on Williamson ROad.
And in South Boston... toys can be repaired at South Boston True Value.
[Take Phone # Full]


You can call the Fisher Price Power Wheels Hotline at 1-(800) 977-7800.
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[8E-Church-Bikes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-56 1:22:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Families who don't have much Christmas money will get some extra help from a Danville church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The Abundant Life World Outreach Church plans to give away 500-brand new bicycles to needy children.
The bikes will be distributed at the Sunday church service before Christmas.
[SUPER=04-December 1997;]


Last year, the church gave out 4-- bicyles to many smiling faces.
Donations are now being accepted to help the church with this project.
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[SOT 1:20:51-:08]
[IN Q=We really just ]

((REV. BILL MOTLEY/ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH: WE REALLY JUST SOUGHT GOD ON HOW WE COULD TOUCH A FAMILY AND I WAS READING WHERE THE STATISTICS SHOW THE NUMBER ONE GOFT EVEN TODAY THAT CHILDREN DESIRE IS A BICYCLE... IT WAS REALLY A GOD IDEA.))


[SUPER=01-Rev. Bill Motley/Abundant Life Church;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=really a God idea.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Church also plans to provide 350-needy families with the fixings for Christmas dinner.
Anyone who wants to register to receive a bicycle or groceries should contact the church.
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Before we wrap up this morning, here's a final look at the forecast...
Sunny and slightly warmer today, with highs climbing into the lower 60s.
Clear and cold again tonight, with areas of frost.
Lows falling into the lower 30s.
And the four day forecast is sunny and warmer....
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