[7-Thomas]

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A capital murder trial will begin at the end of the month for a man charged with killing Radford teen Tara Munsey.
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[VO-NAT]
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Defendant Jeffrey Allen Thomas and his attorneys were in court yesterday.
They argued that Pulaski County investigators used inaccurate information to obtain a search warrant.
The judge ruled that the error was NOT intentional and did NOT affect the case.
Thomas was charged with Munsey's rape and murder last February, after her partially-clothed body was found in a remote section of the county.
150 prospective jurors have been selected to appear for Thomas' trial on November 30th.
Defense attorneys say they'll ask for a change of venue.
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[7-Pyramid-Scheme]


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A nine month investigation into a complicated money scheme has yielded the arrests of three Danville police officers.


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


The arrests were announced by Danville police chief Neal Morris.
At least ten CIVILIANS have also been arrested as a result of grand jury indictments.
They're accused of taking part in a pyramid scheme called "The Winners' Team".
Pyramid schemes allow participants to earn money by recruiting more people to play... not by selling goods or services.
Morris says he and his family were CLEARED of any involvement.
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[SOT 01:27:27]
[IN Q=As far ]

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: AS FAR AS THE CITY OF DANVILLE IS CONCERNED THERE WERE NONE OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS INVOLVED AND NOR WAS I INVOLVED. ))
[SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; ]
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[OUT Q=nor was i involved.]
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Chief Morris says officers Samanthia (Samanth-ee-uh) Luck, Samuel Bray and Matthew Walker have been placed on administrative leave.
Authorities interviewed more than 700 people in the course of their investigation.
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[7-Fraser]


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An intimate relationship with a teenage student will mean two years of probation for a former Montgomery County teacher's aide.
46-year-old Wanda C. Fraser lost her job at Auburn Middle School last February.
She was charged with carnal knowledge and indecent liberties for her relationship with the 14-year old boy.
She's still awaiting sentencing on similar charges in Montgomery County.

[7-Halloween-Photos]


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A Danville photo store helped the Angel Tree program this Halloween.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


The Melton Studio took pictures of children in their costumes, for a donation to the Salvation Army.
The price was a new toy worth at least 20 dollars.
All the toys will go to the Angel Tree program.
More than a hundred kids were scheduled to come in.
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Taking a moment now to check the mid-week forecast...
Sunny and warm again today, with highs near 70.

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Thursday:

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[SUPER=131-/Edna Grindstaff/Snow Creek][45-Senate]



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Virginia's senior Senator is saying Chuck Robb isn't playing on the state's team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Yesterday, John Warner told Virginians that Chuck Robb has canceled out his vote 17- hundred times in the U-S Senate since 1989.
Fellow Republican George Allen says he guesses he'd vote with Warner 90-percent of the time.
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[SOT 11:14:47]
[IN Q=Instead of]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: INSTEAD OF HAVING A NET ZERO, FOR VIRGINIA, WHERE SENATOR WARNER'S VOTING CONSISTENTLY WITH THE VIEWS AND COMMON SENSE OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND HAVING SOMEONE VOTE CONTRARY TO IT, INSTEAD OF HAVING A NET ZERO, WHAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE ARE TWO VOTES. TWO VOTES REFLECTING VIRGINIA'S VIEWS.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=Virginia's views.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday afternoon, Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus reiterated its belief that Chuck Robb is an ally to African-Americans.
They say George Allen is insensitive on issues of race.
Earlier this month, Allen's campaign manager labeled the N-double-A-C-P an "extremist group... on the fringe of American politics."
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[SOT 15:19:19 ]
[IN Q=I find the]

((I FIND THE RECORD OF MY OPPONENT AND HIS CAMPAIGN SPOKESMEN VIRTUALLY INDISTINGUISHABLE IN THE WAY THEY CHARACTERIZE ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T HAPPEN TO AGREE WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=201-Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=with them.]
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After the news conference, Allen's campaign co-chairman said it's up to voters to decide if Robb is being "senatorial" by injecting racial animus into the campaign.

[45-Flu-Shortage]


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There's time to get your flu shot despite a delay in the vaccine this year...
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[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Many are wondering why some places have flu shots already and other don't ...
Doctor Jody Hershey says that's because companies and health care providers are buying the vaccine from different manufactures.
While all of the manufactures had problems growing a strain of the virus, two of the four has problems with the Food and Drug Administration causing further delay.
And one of those companies has shut down.
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[SOT36:27]
[IN Q=It takes about]

((DR. JODY HERSHEY: IT TAKES ABOUT 10 TO 14 DAYS FOR YOU TO DEVELOP PROTECTION AGAINST INFLUENZA. SO AS LONG AS THEY GET IT IN NOW AND THROUGHOUT EARLY DECEMBER WE'RE GOING TO BE JUST FINE))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District]
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[OUT Q=just fine]
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[VO-NAT]


The health department plans to get its supply in the next couple of weeks -- but only has about 20 percent of it right now.
Hershey says it's important to vaccinate those with greatest need first.
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[SOT34:28]
[IN Q=We're very concerned]

((DR. JODY HERSHEY: WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THESE MASS VACCINATION CLINICS GOING ON WHEN WE REALLY NEED TO BE TARGET THE HIGH RISK POPULATION FIRST))
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[OUT Q=population first]
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[VO-NAT]


Those most at risk include people 65 and older, those with chronic medical conditions, and people who live in nursing homes.
Flu season typically runs from mid-December to early March.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Sunny today with temperatures reaching the 70s.
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[8-Thomas]


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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC27:17]
[GRAPHIC=Jeff Thomas]


A trial date is set for the man charged in the capital murder and rape or ATTEMPTED rape of Radford teen Tara Munsey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Defendant Jeffrey Allen Thomas and his attorneys were in court yesterday.
They argued that Pulaski County investigators used inaccurate information to obtain a search warrant.
The judge ruled that the error was NOT intentional and did NOT affect the case.
Thomas was charged with Munsey's murder last February, after her partially-clothed body was found in a remote section of the county.
150 prospective jurors have been selected to appear for Thomas' trial on November 30th.
Defense attorneys say they'll ask for a change of venue.
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[8-Bedford-Tourism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Virginia's First Lady is spending money in order to bring more tourism dollars into the Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Yesterday, Roxane Gilmore presented local officials with a check for 14- thousand dollars that will help fund a regional tourism campaign.
Lynchburg, Bedford County and Nelson County are joining forces to market themselves as a package... and to get tourists to spend time and money in each locality.
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[SOT 12:13:37]
[IN Q=When visitors come]

((BRIAN KNOPP/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WHEN VISITORS COME TO THE AREA, THEY DON'T RECOGNIZE COUNTY BOUNDARIES OR CITY BOUNDARIES, THEY WANT TO SEE ALL THAT THE AREA HAS TO OFFER. AND WE TRY TO PROMOTE THE HISTORY, THE NATURALLY BEAUTY AND THE ARTS AND CULTURE THROUGHOUT THE REGION.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Knopp/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce]
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[OUT Q=throughout the region.]
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[VO-NAT]


The money will pay for a new brochure featuring area tourist attractions.
Officials estimate tourism generates about 12 billion dollars a year across the state.
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[8-Mock-Election]


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[WRITER=tha]
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While most are too young to vote, thousands of Virginia students are still making an impact in the election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke Co.;]


Some 65- thousand students are expected to vote in the largest Internet mock election in history.
The mock election involves elementary, middle and high school students in Virginia, both public and private.
Yesterday morning-- students at Cave Spring High School voted online for the candidate they support for president, U-S Senate and Congress.
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[SOT 16:19:07]
[IN Q=I think]

((DANIEL EGGLESTON/CAVE SPRING JUNIOR: I THINK IT'S A REALLY GOOD IDEA BECAUSE IT HELPS KIDS APPRECIATE THE CHOICES THEY HAVE TO MAKE AND WHAT THEY NEED TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CANDIDATES BEFORE THEY VOTE.))
[SUPER=201-Daniel Eggleston/Cave Spring Junior;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=they vote.]
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[VO-NAT]


The University of Virginia Center for Governmental Studies' Youth Leadership Initiative is sponsoring the event.

Results will be announced tomorrow.
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[TAKE WEBWATCH FS]
You can check them yourself by visiting the webwatch section of our website at WDBJ7 dot com.
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Let's take another look at the forecast now..
Sunny, warm, and in the 70s once again today.
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