[7E-Cressell]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-75 46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


The defense rests.
Late yesterday afternoon, Emmett Cressell's attorneys finished presenting their case.
Cressell is charged with capital murder in the death of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Christy Harden was the main witness -- testifying she believes Cressell is innocent.
But as Teresa Hamilton reports, Cressell's attorneys are NOT ready to say why they did NOT put their client on the stand.
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[SUPER=01-Clay Johnson/Family Member; :49]
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[7E-West]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-59 1:56:30]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis West]


Dennis West is waking up in some unfamiliar surroundings.
For the first time in nearly ten years, West spent the night in a room without bars on the windows.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The 46-year old convict was paroled from prison yesterday morning... but not before he was fitted with an ankle bracelet that will alert his parole officer if he leaves the house without permission.
West served about half of a 20-year sentence for killing his wife in 1988.
West will be on intensive supervision for the next two years... that's four times longer and requires him to meet with his parole officer four times more OFTEN than the average parolee.
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[7E-Heroin-Ring]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-66 1:05:00]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A prisoner's ailing health is behind a federal judge's decision to give him a light sentence.

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

Jordan Arrington is a "known heroin dealer." He suffered a stroke two summers ago, has high blood pressure and is a diabetic. Judge James Turk said that Arrington's failing health is behind the 16-month prison sentence he received yesterday for his role in a drug ring. Jordan Arrington, Kenneth Lanier and Gail Arrington were all sentenced yesterday for conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute. Lanier and Gail Arrington were each sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
Sunshine returns and chilly temperatures stick around.
Look for mostly sunny skies and breezy conditions as temperatures only make it to around 50 degrees for the high.
Some clouds roll in overnight with some light winds.
Lows will drop to around 30 degrees.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS] 11/6/98
Friday:

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-77 :14]
[GRAPHIC=Food Recall]


Virginia is among 14 states being warned about bad meat.
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[vo-nat]
Winn Dixie is recalling a million and half pounds of hot dogs and more than 190-thousand pounds of lunch meat. [take pinnacle board]
The recall involves meats sold under the W-D Brand label.
U-S-D-A inspectors found two samples of luncheon meats that tested positive for the bacteria (Listeria mono-cyto-genes).
The products can be returned to local stores for a refund.
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[45Beef-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Food Recall]


Virginia is among 33 states involved in another meat recall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dakota City, NE;]

[4:26:05]
A Nebraska Company issued the recall after it was determined more than half a million pounds of its beef contained the E. Coli bacteria.
I-B-P Incorporated says a sample of its beef produced on October 22nd was to be possibly tainted.
The recall affects the ground beef sold in vacuum-packaged tubes and doesn't recall any prepackaged frozen or fresh beef patties.
So far no illnesses have been reported.
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[45E-Pearisburg-Liquor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:26:53]
[GRAPHIC=Liquor Vote]


Even though the election is over some voters in Pearisburg are still debating the mixed drink referendum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg;]


By the narrowest of margins -- eight votes -- Pearisburg approved the measure.
At one Pearisburg restaurant, customers had mixed feelings about the vote.
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[SOT 7:42 tc (RUNS 05), 4:58 (RUNS 08)]
[IN Q=as long as]

((CARRIE TROUT: AS LONG AS THEY DON'T DRINK TOO MUCH IT ISN'T TOO BAD.////// 4:58 TC DAN LEVEL: THOSE THAT INTEND TO GET DRUNK WON'T PAY FIVE DOLLARS FOR A DRINK. I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO HAVE ANY BEARING ON IT.))
[SUPER=01-Carrie Trout/Opposes Referendum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Level/Supports Referendum; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=BEARING ON IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Town officials don't know if the referendum vote will be recounted.
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[45E-Henry-Meals]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-58 1:45:17]
[GRAPHIC=Meals Tax]


And not everyone in Henry County is pleased with the meals tax approved Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


The new tax takes effect January first and adds an additional four-percent to the cost of all prepared meals.
The one million dollars the tax will generate each year will offset the revenues the county has lost with the closing of the DuPont plant.
Some restaurants are worried they may have to lower menu prices if the meals tax keeps customers away.
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[SOT 1:32:55-:02]
[IN Q=We're hoping it won't]

((VENESSA BOARDWINE/MACKIE'S RESTAURANT: WE'RE HOPING IT WON'T BUT WE'LL TRY TO WORK AROUND IT EVEN IF WE'VE GOT TO DROP SOME ON OURSELVES WE'LL TRY TO WORK WITH THEM.))
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[SOT 1:37:06-:11]

((ALVIN RICHARESON/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: I REALLY DON'T LIKE IT BUT YOU KNOW IT'S SOMETHING WE'LL HAVE TO DO I GUESS YOU KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Venessa Boardwine/Mackie's Restaurant;]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Richareson/Henry Co. Resident; :07]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=I guess, you know.]
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[VO-NAT]


Voters favored the meals tax by 64-percent.
If the tax would have failed at the polls, Henry County would have had to either raise real estate taxes or cut public services.
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[45Breakout]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


The traditional ``breakout'' ceremony that marks the end of the rat line for V-M-I freshmen may change.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat cheering]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/March 16]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=nat cheering]
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[VO-NAT]


The muddy mess known as "Breakout" may be dropped for a new ceremony.
Breakout marks the end of the freshman class's six months of intensive training.
But instead of climbing the muddy hill, cadets would march from Lexington to New Market in Shenandoah County-- a march made by V-M-I cadets during the Civil War.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Ten cadets were killed in the May 1864 battle at New Market.
The change was suggested by senior class leaders who wanted something new and meaningful for breakout.
It still must be approved by the rest of the senior class and school officials.

[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Becoming mostly sunny and breezy today, with cool highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with a light northerly breeze.
Lows near 30.
The four day outlook is partly sunny through Saturday...with highs in the 40s and 50s.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Winn-Dixie]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-77 :14]
[GRAPHIC=Food Recall]


Virginia is one of many states involved in two meat recalls.
I-B-P Incorporated is recalling vacuum-packaged tubes of beef produced on October 22nd that may contain the E. Coli bacteria.
Prepackaged frozen and fresh beef patties are not included in the recall.
No illnesses have been reported so far.
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[vo-nat]
Winn Dixie is recalling a million and half pounds of hot dogs and more than 190-thousand pounds of lunch meat that could be contaminated with bacteria. [take pinnacle board]
The recall involves meats sold under the W-D Brand label.
U-S-D-A inspectors found two samples of luncheon meats that tested positive for the bacteria Listeria Monocytogenes.
The products can be returned to local stores for a refund.
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[8E-Motor-Voter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-65 44:16]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


Careless would- be voters are causing the moter voter law to stall...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Many people who register to vote at the D-M-V are leaving their applications unsigned or with incomplete addresses.


Registrars turned away 90 Roanoke Valley residents at the polls Tuesday.
Their applications were never processed.
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[SOT 11:28:31]
[IN Q=The only thing]

((THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO GO BY IS THE HARD COPY THAT GETS TO OUR OFFICE AND IF WE DON'T HAVE A RECORD OF ANYWHERE THEY WENT TO D-M-V THERE'S NO WAY I CAN LET THEM VOTE ON ELECTION DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Diane St. John/Roanoke Co. Registrar;]
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[OUT Q=on election day]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Registrars say you should receive a confirmation card about a month after applying at the D-M-V.
Otherwise, they say, call the registrar.


[8Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-73 TC10:51]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party]
Reform Party member Jesse Ventura's surprising win in Minnesota has triggered renewed hopes for VIRGINIA'S Reform

party.
Eric Earnhart explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=People were watching]
[SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN; :01]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Ventura/Minnesota Governor-Elect; :09]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/October 9, 1997; :26]
[SUPER=01-Bill Huff/Virginia Reform Party; :32]
[SUPER=@Eric2; 1:15]
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((People were watching Ventura, as the Governor elect visited his new office and talked to reporters... lots of reporters...

[SOT 15:01:34]
[IN Q=]
((JESSE VENTURA/MINNESOTA GOVERNOR ELECT; I THINK THE MESSAGE IS IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS, THIS IS STILL THE UNITE

D STATES OF AMERICA WHERE DREAMS CAN COME TRUE)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=can come true]



Virginia Reform Party vice chairman Bill Huff was watching too...
He likes Ventura's style, and he likes the fact that he began to win after he was included in debates with other candidates... something Virginia's reform party gubernatorial candidate, Susan Harris Debauche, was denied last year.


[SOT 00:16:27]
[IN Q=and from that]

((BILL HUFF/REFORM PARTY VICE CHAIRMAN; AND FROM THAT POINT ON, WHEN HE WAS INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES, HIS MESSAGE BEGAN TO GET OUT TO PEOPLE AND MORE AND MORE PEOPLE STARTED CALLING IN, VOLUNTEERING TIME AND HELP AND HIS POLL NUMBERS JUST WENT STRAIGHT UP FROM THERE. )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=from there]



Right now Virginia's reform party is still fighting for recognition, both on the ballot and in future debates... but that fight has been in the courts, low budget and low key... not the kind of fight that brings a lot of attention.
Governor-elect Ventura, knows how to generate attention.

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[IN Q=I'm just really ]

((BILL HUFF/REFORM PARTY VICE CHAIRMAN; I'M JUST REALLY GLAD THAT HE HAD THE COURAGE TO PUT HIS NAME ON THE LINE FOR OU
R PARTY BECAUSE I THINK ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY IN MINNESOTA, BUT ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY IT'S GOING TO BE A

GREAT BENIFIT TO HELPING US BUILD OUR PARTY AND GET OUR MESSAGE OUT. )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=our message out]))



It's worked so far, Huff's phone rang all day, and the Virginia Reform Party website logged a thousand hits.

Eric Earnhart, News 7[8WEATHER]


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Taking a break from news to look at the forecast--
Turning mostly sunny today, and still chilly, with highs around 50.
Partly cloudy and cold tonight, with lows falling to near 30.
In the extended outlook...partly sunny through the first half of the weekend.
Then showers are possible by Sunday.
Highs in the 40s and 50s.
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