[7E-Pepper-Spray]

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After spraying a 77-year old woman with pepper spray Sunday, a Roanoke County police officer could lose his job.
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[SUPER=03-Salem;]


County police are trying to determine if the officer was justified when he sprayed Goldie Akers, seen here at her daughter's house in Salem.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Akers was sitting in her car, facing the wrong direction on the street, and checking her mail.
Officer Russell Metcalf went up to her car and asked her questions she did NOT answer.
So he followed Akers up her driveway, where he aimed the pepper spray into the car.
The County Administrator said Officer Metcalf went too far.
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[IN Q=I CAN'T THINK]

((HODGE: I CAN'T THINK OF ANY INCIDENT WHEN PEPPER SPRAY ON A 75 OR 77-YEAR OLD PERSON IS APPROPRIATE.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
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[OUT Q=IS APPROPRIATE]
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Hodge called this an "isolated incident."
Akers was charged with reckless driving and resisting arrest.
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[7E-Cross-Burning]


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[TAPE#98-63 1:38:36]
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The case against a cross-burning member of the Ku Klux Klan begins this afternoon in Carroll County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992;]


Pennsylvania Imperial Wizard Barry Black will have his preliminary hearing on an August cross burning in Cana.
Attorney General Mark Earley is sending some lawyers to help out.
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[SOT 03:37:57]
[IN Q=You know]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: YOU KNOW OUR RIGHTS TO FREE SPEECH END AT SOMEONE ELSE'S RIGHT TO LIVE FREE FROM INTIMIDATION. SO WE THINK THE STATUTE HAS SERVED AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION IN VIRGINIA OVER THE YEARS, AND WE CERTAINLY THINK IT CONTINUES TO SERVE THAT FUNCTION.))
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[VO-NAT 09/29]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The A-C-L-U lawyer fighting for Black's right to burn a cross is an African American.
David Baugh (BAW) says the K-K-K has the right to say things that others may personally despise.
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[7E-Pritchett]


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[TAPE#=98-58 1:59:44]
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After stalling his trial for a month so he could find new attorneys, a capital murder suspect has decided to stick with his original lawyers after all.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Ironto/File Tape;]


Livingston Bud Pritchett is charged with murdering and robbing a Roanoke man at the Ironto rest stop last year.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


He said he was ditching his attorneys, Fred Kellerman and Jimmy Turk, last month because they would rather enter a guilty plea than face an all-white jury.
Now civil rights leaders have changed their minds and say Pritchett will keep Turk, adding that Turk has an excellent reputation.
Pritchett's preliminary hearing is later today.
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[TAPE#98-57 1:57:55]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April 22;]


It will be years in a state mental hospital for a Danville man who killed his father. How long he'll be there is still unknown.
Yesterday, a judge found Michael Till INNOCENT by reason of insanity.
Till was arrested in April for stabbing his father with a kitchen knife.
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Everett Till died several days later in the hospital.
A psychiatrist says Michael Till suffered from delusions and paranoia at the time of the stabbing.




[7E-Tobacco-Settlement]


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[TAPE#98-63 19:58]
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Without knowing exactly how Virginia's tobacco farmers will be affected-
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[VO-NAT]
[super=@file]


Attorney General Mark Earley is leaning toward entering a tobacco settlement negotiated by eight other states.
In the proposed settlement, the tobacco industry would pay up to 200-BILLION dollars nationwide over 25 years, and accept restrictions on cigarette sales.
In return, states would have to drop their medical cost lawsuits against the tobacco companies.
But a draft of the clause protecting tobacco farmers says only that the companies will agree to meet again to address the impact of the settlement on the farmers.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
Another warm day ahead, as temperatures rise into the sixties for highs under variably cloudy skies.
Clear and chilly overnight. Look for lows in the upper-30s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS] 11/14/98
Saturday:

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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45Special-Election]



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It's another date at the polls for voters in Southwest Virginia
Governor Gilmore has set aside Tuesday, December 15th for a special election to fill the state senate seat of Bluefield Democrat Jack Reasor.
Reasor's resignation takes effect November 30th.
He will take over as C-E-O of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.

Candidates for his seat are required to certify by next Tuesday.[45E-Spangler]


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[TAPE#98-69 58:19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Giles County Commonwealth attorney will appear before the State Bar Association to determine if he is guilty of misconduct.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/August, 1997;]


Right now, a disciplinary board is set to hear Garland Spangler's case.
But a state bar spokeswoman says Spangler has the option of asking for a three judge circuit court panel to hear the complaint instead.
A date and location for the hearing has NOT been set.
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Spangler's troubles began last year when rape charges had to be dropped because he missed the deadline to prosecute

the case.[45E-Hugh-Finn]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-76 3:40]
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It will be up to a Prince William County judge to determine whether Governor Gilmore and other state officials should pay the legal costs of Hugh Finn's widow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The severly brained damaged man died in October after his feeding tube was removed.
His widow, Michele Finn, spent more than 75-thousand dollars fighting state officials who went to court, to challenge her decision to have the feeding tube removed.
The hearing will be held next month.

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[TAPE#=98-60 1:36:50]
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It's something Roanoke police are faced with on a regular basis... dealing with people with psychological problems.


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


Now city police are better equipped to deal with mentally ill suspects.
F-B-I special agent George DeShazor spoke yesterday to local law enforcement officers about the latest techniques for handling situations with an imbalanced individual.
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[IN Q=One of the things]

((GEORGE DESHAZOR/FBI AGENT: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SEE IS A PERSON WHO MAY NOT TAKE HIS MEDICATION, MAY NOT BE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY OF A GOOD SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT, BE INVOLVED WITH TREATMENT, FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH TREATMENT AND WHAT HAPPENS IS THIS PERSON BECOMES VERY ISOLATED.))
[SUPER=01-George DeShazor/FBI Agent; ]
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[OUT Q=becomes very isolated.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The program was sponsored by the Mental health Association of the Roanoke Valley.


[45-5-D-Day-Statue]


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The Roanoke Valley is getting a glimpse of what the national D-Day Memorial will look like.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The center piece of sculpture is called: "Final Tribute," was unvieled yesteday.
It's a rifle stuck in the ground by its bayonet... with a soldier's helmet and one of his dog tags hanging on the end of the rifle.
It was the type of temporary grave site used during World War Two.
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[SOT 13:07:15]
[IN Q=It is so important]

((IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT THE IDEA OF IT- -BASED ON THE FACTS- -HELPS TO CREATE A REMEMBRANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Kirby/Sculptor]
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[OUT Q=A REMEMBRANCE.]
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[VO-NAT]


"Final Tribute" is the first of several slightly larger- than- life sculptures depicting images from the D-Day landing on the Normandy Beaches of France in June, 1944.
The Memorial is scheduled for dedication in Bedford on June 6th, in the year 2000.
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Turning your attention now to weather--
Variable cloudiness today, with highs in the lower 60s.
Clearing and cold tonight, with light winds.
Lows in the mid and upper 30s.
Looking ahead to the weekend and beyond-- lingering clouds tomorrow, otherwise partly sunny this weekend, with highs in the 60s.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Cross-Burning]



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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-63 1:38:36]
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A cross-burning member of the K-K-K goes on trial today in Carroll County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992;]


Pennsylvania Imperial Wizard Barry Black will have his preliminary hearing on an August cross burning in Cana.
Attorney General Mark Earley's sending some lawyers to help out.
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[SOT 03:37:57]
[IN Q=You know]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: YOU KNOW OUR RIGHTS TO FREE SPEECH END AT SOMEONE ELSE'S RIGHT TO LIVE FREE FROM INTIMIDATION. SO WE THINK THE STATUTE HAS SERVED AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION IN VIRGINIA OVER THE YEARS, AND WE CERTAINLY THINK IT CONTINUES TO SERVE THAT FUNCTION.))
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[OUT Q=that function.]
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[VO-NAT 09/29]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The A-C-L-U lawyer fighting for Black's right TO burn a cross is an African American.
David Baugh (BAW) says the K-K-K has the right to say things even he personally despises.
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[8Puppy-Death]


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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#98-74 7:16]
[GRAPHIC=Pet Health]


A Roanoke couple says they're upset and angry that the Emergency Veterinary Services turned them down when their puppy needed medical attention.
Kristen and Steve Herron did owe an outstanding debt to the office.
And vets there say the reponsiblity of owning a pet also brings the responsibility of paying for treatment.
Stacey Martin has more
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[IN Q=These mixed, black]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Kristen Herron; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Poage/Chmn. Board of Directors; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=News-7, Roanoke.]

((These mixed, black laboradors were born a couple of months ago, but now their pack is one short after their youngest sister died last week.
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[SOT 18.50.40 - 18.50.47]
[IN Q=It was very]

((KRISTEN HERRON: IT WAS VERY TRAUMATIC FOR US BECAUSE HERE THESE GUYS ARE SUFFERING AND WE DON'T WANT THEM SUFFERING AND THEY'RE LETTING THEM SUFFER.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=letting them suffer.]


Three of the puppies suffered a severe allergic reaction from this pet shampoo--and the youngest later died.
It was a reaction that required the kind of late night emergency care the Emergency Veterinary Service of Roanoke specializes in.
But, the Herrons say their call for help was refused because of an overdue bill.
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[SOT 18.52.30 - 18.52.51]
[IN Q=If we put them]

((KRISTEN HERRON: IF WE PUT THEM FIRST WHY CAN'T HOSPITALS. I FELT LIKE SAYING TO THEM IF THEIR MOTHER WAS IN A CRITICAL SITUATION, I DON'T THINK A HOSPITAL IS GOING TO DENY THEM MEDICAL ATTENTION WHETHER THEY OWE 500 DOLLARS, ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR EVEN 100 DOLLARS.)) [RUNS21]
[OUT Q=100 dollars.]


But, the veternarians here say they're used to dealing with pet owners who can't afford their services and gave the Herrons the same choices they give other clients.
But, the Herrons refused to offer any payments.
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[SOT 20.21.07 - 20.21.28]
[IN Q=If someone has]

((DR. BILL POAGE: IF SOMEONE HAS LIMITED FUNDS WE'LL WORK WITH THEM AS BEST WE CAN. WE HAVE AGAIN LIKE I SAID TAKEN CHECKS AND HELD FOR FUTURE DEPOSIT, HELD COLLATEROL. WE HAVE TAKEN PROMISORY NOTES.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=taken promisory notes.]


Pooge said while animals may be part of the family there is a difference.
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[SOT 20.22.19 - 20.22.34]
[IN Q=As much as we]

((DR. BILL POAGE: AS MUCH AS WE LOVE OUR PETS, THEY ARE A LUXURY ITEM. AND, I THINK YOU WOULD AGREE A PERSON WHO ASSUMES THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OBTAINING A PET AND BREEDING A PET SHOULD ASSUME THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.))
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[OUT Q=budget accordingly.]
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Before we wrap up the morning updates, here's another peek at the Friday forecast.
Variable cloudiness today, with highs in the lower 60s.
Clearing and cold tonight, as lows drop into the upper 30s.
The four day forecast is partly to mostly cloudy, with a good chance of showers by Tuesday.
Highs mainly in the 60s.
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