[7Swann]

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For the first time during his term as governor, Jim Gilmore has commuted a death sentence.
The governor intervened just a few hours before Calvin Swann was to be put to death last night.
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[VO-NAT]
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In Swann's case, information about his mental state helped Gilmore come to a decision.
A team of New York attorneys dug up stacks of material that showed Swann had been diagnosed as a schizoprenic 41 times by state doctors.. as a psychotic 31 times, and 16 times was committed to a psychiatric hospital.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't intend]

((GILMORE: I DON'T INTEND TO SET A PRECEDENT. I INTEND TO SAY THAT EVERY CASE IS INDIVIDUAL AND EVERY CASE IS PERSONALLY REVIEWED BY ME AND STUDIED CAREFULLY BY OUR PEOPLE AND WE TAKE THEM VERY SERIOUSLY. EACH AND EVERY CASE THAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR HAS GOTTEN THE SAME ATTENTION, IN THIS INSTANCE I THOUGHT THAT SOME ACTION BY MY OFFICE WAS APPROPRIATE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Swann will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Gilmore has allowed 21 other men to make the long walk to the death chamber in Jarratt.
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[7-5-Heavy-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=599-1 1:29:25]
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From trench cave-ins to building collapses, a firefighter's job is often much more than just putting out fires.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's why Lynchburg has put together its own Heavy Technical Rescue Unit which it unveiled yesterday.
36 firefighters make up the unit and have been specially trained to rescue people in all kinds of hazardous situations.
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[SOT 9:36:49]
[IN Q=That's exactly what]

((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THIS SPECIAL TEAM AND OTHER SPECIAL TEAMS THAT WE MAY FORM IN THE FUTURE IS ALL ABOUT. SO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAN DO EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN TO RESPOND TO WHATEVER TYPE INCIDENT, WHETHER IT'S A FIRE, MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IN THIS CASE SOME TYPE OF SPECIAL RESCUE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief]
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[OUT Q=special rescue situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Heavy Rescue Unit spent more than 12- thousand hours over the past year training and outfitting its own specially equipped truck.
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[7E-Tornado-Relief]


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Some Danville-area residents are sending relief to Oklahoma tornado victims.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Members of the River-oak Church of God are loading up two trailers full of supplies to drive to Oklahoma early next week.
Thirty area churches and several local businesses have pitched in with water and other supplies.
They still need tools, diapers, cleaning supplies and paper products, among other items.
If you'd like to help out, you can make donations to River-Oak Church of God by next Monday.
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[7S-Collins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-19]
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A Covington lawyer is running for a seat in the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Michael Collins announced his bid yesterday for the Republican nomination for the 18th District Seat.
Collins has worked as an attorney in Covington for 25 years.
He backs funding for school resource officers in the wake of escalating violence.
If he wins the nomination he'll likely face Democratic incumbent Creigh (CREE) Deeds.
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=khu]
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More and more women are clamoring to get into Virginia Military Institute.
In fact the number of applications from men AND women continues to rise.
There's been a 25-percent increase in applications just since the current senior class arrived four years ago.
More than 11-hundred new applications have been submitted for the class of 2003- -including applications from 83 women. Seventy- five women applied last year.

[45E-Arcadia-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A new name and a new outlook for A Botetourt County school for troubled boys following a lengthy investgation by the state Education Department.
The Wilderness Leadership Academy is now the Arcadia Leadership Academy ---
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and students volunteer to build houses for the homeless.
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[SOT 10:36:36]
[IN Q=I just like]

((I JUST LIKE HELPING OUT. I'M NOT SURE ALL ABOUT IT. I JUST LIKE HELPING OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Drakeford/Student; QUICK!!]
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[OUT Q=helping out]
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Bill Hovanec quit public school two years ago but will graduate from the Academy in August.
Dusty Manning wants to be a computer programmer.
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[SOT 10:26:21]
[IN Q=They're the greatest]

((THEY'RE THE GREATEST HELP IN THE WORLD. THEY'RE YOUNG AND STRONG AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED IS MUSCLE.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Clifford/Volunteer; :00]
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This summer, students will also start building trails and shelters as part of other new programs at the Arcadia Leadership Academy.
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[45Swann]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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For the first time since taking office, Governor Gilmore has blocked an execution. Gilmore granted clemency yesterday to Calvin Swann, who was convicted of robbing and killing a Danville man in 1992.

In Swann's case, information about his
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[VONAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


mental state helped Gilmore come to a decision.
A team of New York attorneys dug up stacks of material that showed Swann had been diagnosed by state doctors as a schizoprenic 41 times.. as a psychotic 31 times, and had been committed to a psychiatric hospital 16 times.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't intend]

((GILMORE: I DON'T INTEND TO SET A PRECEDENT. I INTEND TO SAY THAT EVERY CASE IS INDIVIDUAL AND EVERY CASE IS PERSONALLY REVIEWED BY ME AND STUDIED CAREFULLY BY OUR PEOPLE AND WE TAKE THEM VERY SERIOUSLY. EACH AND EVERY CASE THAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR HAS GOTTEN THE SAME ATTENTION, IN THIS INSTANCE I THOUGHT THAT SOME ACTION BY MY OFFICE WAS APPROPRIATE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore commuted Swann's death sentence to life in prison without parole.
Gilmore has allowed the executions of 21 other convicted killers.
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[45S-Collins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sta]
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An attorney from convington hopes to take a seat in the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Michael Collins announced his bid yesterday for the Republican nomination for the 18th District Seat.
Collins has worked as an attorney in Covington for 25 years.
He backs funding for school resource officers in the wake of escalating violence.
If he wins the nomination he'll likely face Democratic incumbent Creigh (CREE) Deeds.
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[45E-Tornado-Relief]


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[WRITER=mjo]
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Some Danville-area residents are sending relief to Oklahoma tornado victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Members of the River-oak Church of God are loading up two trailers full of supplies to drive to Oklahoma early next week.
Thirty area churches and several local businesses have pitched in with water and other supplies.
They still need tools, diapers, cleaning supplies and paper products, among other items.
If you'd like to help out, you can make donations to River-Oak Church of God by next Monday.
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[45VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


More and more women are clamoring to get into Virginia Military Institute.
In fact the number of applications from men AND women continues to rise.
There's been a 25-percent increase in applications just since the current senior class arrived four years ago.
More than 11-hundred new applications have been submitted for the class of 2003- -including applications from 83 women. Seventy- five women applied last year.

[8Swann]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Just hours before Calvin Swann was set to die, Governor Gilmore blocked the execution.
This marks the first time since he's been Govenor that Gilmore has commuted a death sentence.
In Swann's case,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

information about his mental state helped Gilmore come to a decision.
Some New York attorneys dug up stacks of material that showed Swann had been diagnosed as a schizoprenic 41 times by state doctors.. as a psychotic 31 times, and had been committed to a psychiatric hospital 16 times.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't intend]

((GILMORE: I DON'T INTEND TO SET A PRECEDENT. I INTEND TO SAY THAT EVERY CASE IS INDIVIDUAL AND EVERY CASE IS PERSONALLY REVIEWED BY ME AND STUDIED CAREFULLY BY OUR PEOPLE AND WE TAKE THEM VERY SERIOUSLY. EACH AND EVERY CASE THAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR HAS GOTTEN THE SAME ATTENTION, IN THIS INSTANCE I THOUGHT THAT SOME ACTION BY MY OFFICE WAS APPROPRIATE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Swann will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Gilmore 21 other convicted killers to be executed in Jarratt.
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[8-5-Heavy-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=599-1 1:29:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Enduring extreme heat and rescuing people from burning buildings is only PART of a firefighter's job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That's why Lynchburg has put together its own Heavy Technical Rescue Unit which it unveiled yesterday.
36 firefighters make up the unit and have been specially trained to rescue people in all kinds of hazardous situations.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:36:49]
[IN Q=That's exactly what]

((FRED MILLS/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THIS SPECIAL TEAM AND OTHER SPECIAL TEAMS THAT WE MAY FORM IN THE FUTURE IS ALL ABOUT. SO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAN DO EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN TO RESPOND TO WHATEVER TYPE INCIDENT, WHETHER IT'S A FIRE, MEDICAL EMERGENCY, IN THIS CASE SOME TYPE OF SPECIAL RESCUE SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Fred Mills/Lynchburg Fire Chief]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=special rescue situation.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Heavy Rescue Unit spent more than 12- thousand hours over the past year training and outfitting its own specially equipped truck.
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[8S-Collins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-19]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


An attorney in Covington has his sights set for a delegate's seat in Richmond...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Michael Collins announced his bid yesterday for the Republican nomination for the 18th District Seat.
Collins has worked as an attorney in Covington for 25 years.
He backs funding for school resource officers in the wake of escalating violence.
If he wins the nomination he'll likely face Democratic incumbent Creigh (CREE) Deeds.
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[8E-Star-Wars]


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[WRITER=THa]
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Star Wars fans were out IN FORCE yesterday
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[VO-NAT]
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at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.
And, as you might imagine, they were arriving early to get a place in line.
The movie itself won't be shown until a week from yesterday.
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[SOT 15:19:36]
[IN Q=I'm sure]

((JAMES WRIGHT/STAR WARS FAN:I'M SURE IT WILL BE REALLY GOOD, I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL EVER BE LIKE THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THAT'S MY FAVORITE, BUT I CERTAINLY HOPE SO, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT.))
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[OUT Q=to see it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Those connected with the film had considered banning advance tickets sales to discourage scalpers...
But last month they reconsidered their decision.
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[8Carmike-Info]


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Meanwhile, ROANOKE Star Wars fans won't get to buy tickets so far in advance, due to concerns about scalpers.
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[LAYER TICKET PRE-PRO]
Carmike Cinema theaters will play the Star Wars premiere at midnight next Wednesday.
But tickets for that show won't go on sale until noon on Tuesday.
After that, you can buy advance tickets...
But you have to use them on the day that you buy them.
Each person will be allowed to buy as many as 10.
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