[7-Royal]

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He was the 13th person executed in Virginia this year.
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Last night's execution of cop-killer Thomas Lee Royal, Junior, has tied the state's modern day record for executions in a single year.
He confessed to shooting a Hampton police officer in 1994.
Royal died by lethal injection shortly after 9.
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[7-E-Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tha]
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A guilty plea from a woman who tried to kill her boyfriend.
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Peggy Jo Sullivan pled in Pulaski County court yesterday to trying to hire an undercover police officer in January.

She was sentenced to nine years in jail.
But this is not Sullivan's only sentence.
Just last month that she sentenced in federal court to five years in prison for possession of an unlawfully-made, unregistered bomb.
Both sentences will be served at the same time.
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[7-Rat-beating]


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They went before the Commandant at V-M-I, the Dean, and finally the Superintendent.
And now all five of the freshman rats who beat up one of their own Friday have been dismissed.
The decision was made by a committee of upper-class cadets.
The five men entered the barracks room of Theodore Frances at four in the morning.
They bound him in his bedroll and beat him about the head and shoulders, an act Major General Josiah Bunting calls "reprehensible."

[7-E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Tensions remain in the on-going Rubatex strike.
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[SOT 2:36:33]
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((NATS: SCAAAAAAAAAAB!!))
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[OUT Q=nats screaming]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, picketers shouted at temporary workers ... workers who began applying for permanent jobs.
The company was making good on its threat to replace members of the United Steelworkers Local 240 ... who've been on strike for more than two months.
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[SOT 2:46:24]
[IN Q=it's going]

((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRESIDENT: IT'S GOING TO TAKE THEM A LONG TIME TO LEARN TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT WE WERE DOING. I'M NOT SAYING PEOPLE CAN'T DO THEM ... THEY CAN. BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO LEARN THESE JOBS. AND RUBATEX IS LOSING A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE..))
[SUPER=01-Richard Walker/USWA Local 240 President]
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[OUT Q=GOOD PEOPLE]
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[VO-NAT]


The union says it would like to get back to bargaining ...
But it's waiting to hear from the company.
Rubatex says it has made its final offer.
This strike has now stretched into the longest job action in company history.
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[7-E-Internet-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-50 16:36]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


Governor Gilmore could give a big boost to electronic commerce.
He says he wants to abolish all sales taxes on purchases made over the internet.
Gilmore is chairman of an advisory panel plans to recommend Internet tax policies to Congress in April.
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[VO-NAT]


Traditional retailers say giving internet shoppers a tax break will ultimately hurt Main Street merchants.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your mid week forecast.
Today promises to be sunny and unseasonably warm.
Like yesterday, temperatures could reach the upper 70s.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy and mild.
Lows in the 50s.

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[45-E-Scam-Week]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
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[GRAPHIC=Scam]


Cashing a three dollar check you receive in the mail could end up costing you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It's a scam --
You cash a check you get in the mail, unaware your signature just bought you Internet service for twelve dollars a month.
The Better Business Bureau calls this Protect Your Business Week --
Carol Day gets calls all the time from people asking for serial numbers on her office equipment.
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[SOT 14:46:23]
[IN Q=Normally]

((AND IF YOU'RE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO GIVE THEM THAT, I UNDERSTAND FROM SEVERAL COMPANIES THEY WILL SHIP SUPPLIES TO YOU AND BILL YOU. NORMALLY THE SUPPLIES ARE NOT WHAT YOU NEED FOR THAT PARTICULAR BRAND OF COPIES AND CAN DAMAGE YOUR COPIER.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Day/Job Recruiter;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=your copier]
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[VO-NAT]


Better Business Bureau officials say this may be misleading but it's not illegal.
They say if you send them examples of scams at least they can warn people not to fall for them.
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[45-Missing-Money]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jma]
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Meantime here's a way to pick up some money the safe way.
MissingMoney-dot-com allows access to the Virginia database of unclaimed property.
Entries in the database range from unclaimed inheritance to forgotten utility deposits.
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[TAKE MISSING MONEY FS]
If you want to find out if you're among 180-thousand people who have money coming to them from Virginia - you can check out the website at MissingMoney-dot-com.
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[45-E-McCain]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:52:09]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


The Army is unhappy with Republican presidential candidate John McCain because he shot a campaign ad at Arlington National Cemetery.
Partisan activity is banned at all Army installations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampden-Sydney]


McCain brought his campaign to Virginia yesterday, including a stop at Hampden- Sydney College near Farmville.
The Arizona senator took questions on the economy, foreign policy and America's military preparedness.
As for the polls, McCain says he'll continue to make gains as people learn more about him.
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[SOT 13:03:37]
[IN Q=I think people]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO EXAMINE THE CANDIDATES AND THEY HAVEN'T YET, AND THEY'VE GOT A LONG TIME BEFORE THEY WILL BUT THEY'RE BEGINNING TO EXAMINE THE CANDIDATES AND OUR QUALIFICATIONS, AND I THINK WE'RE VERY ENCOURAGED BY THE PROGRESS THAT I'VE MADE, RECOGNIZING THAT WE'VE GOT A LONG, LONG, LONG WAY TO GO.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate]
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[OUT Q=long way to go.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hampden- Sydney officials say McCain is a direct descendant of one of the college's founders, Dr. Samuel Leake.
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[45-E-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:39:05]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


For years Republicans have tried to get Congressman Virgil Goode to cross the isle.
And after last week's election results some Republicans say it's now or never for Goode.
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[SOT 14:03:35]
[IN Q=They're now]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: THEY'RE NOW TIRED OF WORKING ON THE TRANSFER. THEY HOLD MOST OF THE CARDS. AND IT IS NOW OR NEVER AS FAR AS THEY'RE CONCERNED.))
[SOT 22:21:32 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: OH I THINK THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT IT. A LOT OF TALKING ABOUT IT. BUT THAT'S BEEN TRUE FOR YEARS. I SPOKE TO VIRGIL ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO MYSELF . I STILL REMEMBER DOING IT AS A MATTER OF FACT.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :09]
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[OUT Q=matter of fact.]
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[VO-NAT]


If Goode doesn't switch parties, Republicans could easily carve out his home in Franklin County in the 2001 redistricting.
That would put Goode into fellow Democrat Rick Boucher's Ninth District-- setting up a fight on Boucher's home turf that could unseat Goode.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Mostly sunny and breezy today, with highs in the upper 70s.
Mostly cloudy and mild overnight, with lows of of 50 to 55.
The five day forecast cools off a little....with lingering clouds tomorrow...and partly cloudy skies through the weekend.
Highs in the 60s...lows in the 40s.
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[8-Royal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


A convicted cop killer is dead this morning after being executed.

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[TAKE FULL PAGE]
Last night, Thomas LeeRoyal, Junior became the 13th person executed in Virginia this year.
He confessed to shooting a Hampton police officer in 1994.
Royal died by lethal injection shortly after 9.
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[8-Rat-beating]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=VMI-Dismissals]


Five Freshman rats have been kicked out of Virginia Military institute for beating up one of the classmates.
The students went before the Commandant, the dean, and the school's Superintendant before the final dismissal decision was made by a committee of upper-class cadets.
The five rats reportedly entered the barracks room of Theodore Frances at four Friday morning.
They bound him in his bedroll and beat him about the head and shoulders, an act Major General Josiah Bunting calls "reprehensible."

[8-E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-44 46:36]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Replacement]


After months of striking, the tension continues at Rubatex.
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[SOT 2:36:33]
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((NATS: SCAAAAAAAAAAB!!))
[SUPER=03-Bedford]
[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=nats screaming]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, picketers shouted at temporary workers who began applying for permanent jobs.
The company was making good on its threat to replace members of the United Steelworkers Local 240 ... who've been striking for over two months.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:46:24]
[IN Q=it's going]

((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRESIDENT: IT'S GOING TO TAKE THEM A LONG TIME TO LEARN TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT WE WERE DOING. I'M NOT SAYING PEOPLE CAN'T DO THEM ... THEY CAN. BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO LEARN THESE JOBS. AND RUBATEX IS LOSING A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE..))
[SUPER=01-Richard Walker/USWA Local 240 President]
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[OUT Q=GOOD PEOPLE]
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[VO-NAT]


The union says it would like to get back to bargaining ...
But it's waiting to hear from the company.
Rubatex says it has made its final offer.
This strike has now stretched into the longest job action in company history.
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[8-Validation-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Alzheimers]

Alzheimer's patients in the Roanoke Valley are receiving some very validating treatment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The author of two books on Validation Therapy was in town yesterday to teach her techniques to healthcare workers. She uses volunteers to role play on how to enter the patient's universe.
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[SOT tc 01:58:48]
[IN Q=So when a ]

((NAOMI FEIL/VALIDATION TRAINING INSTITUTE: SO WHEN A WOMAN SAYS THERE'S A MAN UNDER THE BED, THE VALIDATION WORKER DOESN'T SAY THAT SHE'S HALLUCINATING OR DELIRIOUS OR DELUDED, THE VALIDATION WORKER SAYS THIS IS AGE APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, SOMETHING'S HAPPENED, SHE WAS NEVER MENTALLY ILL, MAYBE SHE WAS RAPED, MAYBE SHE NEVER EXPRESSED SEXUAL FEELINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Naomi Feil/Validation Training Institute; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=sexual feelings.]
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[VO-NAT]

Feil (File) says instead of telling the patient no one is under the bed, for example, try asking them questions, like who is under there?, what do they look like?, and why are they there? This technique helps relieve the patient's anxiety.
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[8-E-Radford-Donation]


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[GRAPHIC=Radford University]


Radford University has honored an alumni who graduated from the school in the 1930s.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Yesterday, the university named its new International Education building in honor of Sally Cook McGlothlin.
It's no wonder the building is named after a McGlothlin- The family foundation is donating one and a half million dollars dollars to the school.
School officials say the money will be used to boost the school's international education programs.
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[8Weather]


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Before we wrap up this morning...
Mostly sunny with record highs likely again today.
Look for temperatures in the upper 70s this afternoon.
Tonight looks mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.
The extended forecast is cloudy through early tomorrow...with partly cloudy skies for the rest of the week.
Highs in the 60s...lows in the 40s.
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