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[Car-Theft]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities in Rockbridge County are looking for a suspect that stole a deputy's patrol car this morning.
Sheriff R-W Day says around 4 A-M, a deputy arrested David Owen Sensabaugh Junior who was wanted for four outstanding warrents in Buena Vista.
The deputy handcuffed the suspect behind his back, put him in the car with the seat belt on and locked the door.
Meantime other deputies arrived, while the deputy turned his attention to talk them, Sensabaugh managed to get out of the seatbelt, get his hands in front of him and put the car in drive.
He headed toward Lexington on Ross Road. Authorities say there are three weapons in the patrol car.
(XXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board 1] The vehicle is a 1997 silver Crown Victoria, ...license plate number 5-6-2-8-0-8. [take FS Board 2]
If you have any information call the Rockbridge County Sheriff's department at 540-463-7328.
(XXXXXXXXX)





[7-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-16 1:26:40]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]

Virginia schools should see about 17 million dollars in new initiatives from the Governor's budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Among them, an immediate second chance for students who fail an S-O-L test.
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[SOT 14:18:04]
[IN Q=My budget]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: MY BUDGET WILL INCLUDE 1-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS...AFTER TAKING A REMEDIAL CLASS.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
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[OUT Q=remedial class.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor's also adding money for 100 new teachers... which he says meets his goal of funding four thousand new teachers.
Some Demcorats say he left the teacher money as a local option... and some school systems used it for other purposes.
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[TALENT=]
[SS=None]


There is NO new money from the Governor for teacher raises.
The Virginia Education Association has already found lawmakers of both parties to sponsor a bill in January- for a six percent teacher pay raise.


[7-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:30:22]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Rubatex officials say the nine month strike at the plant helped make the parent company bankrupt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


Roanoke- based R-B-X Corporation filed for Chapter 11 protection Wednesday as it struggles to contain its long-term debt.
R-B-X officials say the company continues to perform "reasonably well", with the exception of its Bedford facility.
Workers there staged a nine-month strike before returning to the job last June.
They still are working without a contract.
Rubatex says it can continue paying salaries and benefits while it's financial problems are worked out.
Company officials expect the bankruptcy filing to have little or no impact on current operations.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Taking a break from the news now to check the Friday forecast...
Partly sunny and warmer with highs reaching the low to mid 50s.
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[ESS C] (EXTENDED) [7BIRTHDAYS!] 12/9/00
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-44/David Halsey/Clifton Forge]



[SUPER=130-1/Kierra Carrington/Clover]



[SUPER=130-49/Walter Starkey/Burnt Chimney]



[SUPER=130-2/Moriah Hairston/Martinsville]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Annette Gardner/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-//Hanel & Evelyn Bowles/Lynchburg]


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[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[45-Car-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities in Rockbridge County are looking for a suspect that stole a deputy's patrol car this morning.
Sheriff R-W Day says around 4 A-M, a deputy arrested David Owen Sensabaugh Junior who was wanted for four outstanding warrents in Buena Vista.
The deputy handcuffed the suspect behind his back, put him in the car with the seat belt on and locked the door.
Meantime other deputies arrived, while the deputy turned his attention to talk them, Sensabaugh managed to get out of the seatbelt, get his hands in front of him and put the car in drive.
He headed toward Lexington on Ross Road. Authorities say there are three weapons in the patrol car.
(XXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board 1] The vehicle is a 1997 silver Crown Victoria, ...license plate number 5-6-2-8-0-8. [take FS Board 2]
If you have any information call the Rockbridge County Sheriff's department at 540-463-7328.
(XXXXXXXXX)





[8-Truck-Checks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC1:41:35]
[GRAPHIC=Truck Safety]


Surprise safety checks greeted some truck drivers in Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


State police and the D-M-V had two of them going yesterday .. one in Richmond, the other on US-29 in Pittsylvania County.
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[SOT 05:42:14]
[IN Q=Because we want]

((RICK HOLCOMB/DMV COMMISSIONER: BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT FIRST OF ALL THAT TRUCKS ARE NOT ILLEGALLY OPERATING IN VIRGINIA, THAT THEY'RE NOT OVERWEIGHT, THAT THEY'RE NOT RUNNING ON UNTAXED FUEL, THAT THEY'VE PAID THE TAXES AND THE FEES THAT ARE OWED.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Holcomb/DMV Commissioner]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=fees that are owed.]
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[VO-NAT]


The agencies operate portable safety checks along Virginia highways where permanent weigh stations do not exist.

State police expected to cite one driver for using untaxed fuel .. and not having the required commercial drivers license.
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[45-Troop-Cards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC24:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some troops overseas will receive greetings from home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


People are dropping off their cards and letters at Advance Auto stores- They'll go out to American troops who won't be able to come home for the holidays.
Hundreds of cards that have been dropped off so far at Advance stores arrived in Roanoke yesterday.
Company employees and volunteers from an Army support group are sorting, addressing and packaging them for delivery to military chaplains.
More than 120-thousand cards have been sent out since the program started six years ago.
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[45-Teacher-Aide]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=lEGAL sCALES]


A former Montgomery County teacher's aide will serve a four year sentence for her sexual relationship with a 14-year old student.
46-year-old Wanda Fraser of Christiansburg lost her job at Auburn Middle School in February.
She was convicted of felonies in Montgomery County and Radford for her relationship with the boy.

[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Let's turn to the forecast now--
Partly sunny with warmer temperatures reaching the 50s this afternoon...

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[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]


[8-Car-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A manhunt is under way for a suspect who stole a Rockbridge county deputy's patrol car.
Sheriff R-W Day says around 4 this mmorning, a deputy arrested David Owen Sensabaugh Junior who was wanted for four outstanding warrents in Buena Vista.
The deputy handcuffed the suspect behind his back, put him in the car with the seat belt on, and locked the door.
Meantime, other deputies arrived.
While the deputy turned his attention to talk them, Sensabaugh managed to get out of the seatbelt, get his hands in front of him and put the car in drive.
He headed toward Lexington on Ross Road. Authorities say there are three weapons in the patrol car.
(XXXXXXXX)

[Take FS Board 1] The vehicle is a 1997 silver Crown Victoria, ...license plate number 5-6-2-8-0-8. [take FS Board 2]
If you have any information call the Rockbridge County Sheriff's department at 540-463-7328.
(XXXXXXXXX)





[8-Trigon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Trigon]


Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield is giving Virginia's free clinics a big Christmas gift this year.
They'll receive a half- million dollars from the managed health care company.
Thirty one clinics throughout the state will each get 10-thousand dollars.
Some clinics will also receive additional money to be used for things like dental care and prescription drug assistance.
Several clinics in our area will benefit -- including the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke, the Free Clinic of Danville, and the Bedford Christian Clinic.
Trigon has donated more than 5 million dollars to the state's free clinics since 1992.

[8-Coffee-Pot]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:53:57]
[GRAPHIC=Arson Arrest]


A man is behind bars for his alleged role in last week's fires at Roanoke's Coffee Pot restaurant.
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[VO-NAT]


42 year old Gary Ruddick of Buckner Road is charged with two counts of arson.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 30]


The fires occurred on November 29-th and 30-th and caused only minor damage to the landmark night-spot.
Police would not comment on Ruddick's motive but said he was a frequent visitor to the Coffee Pot.
He's in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.
His hearing is set for January 11-th.
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[8-Painter]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In another arson case, a Blacksburg attorney is accused of setting fires. Yesterday, his attorney tried to remove the prosecutor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/May;]


52-year old Joseph Painter is charged with setting a series of fires to stop construction of a subdivision behind his home.
He was indicted on charges of arson and manufacturing explosives in April.
The judge denied the defense motion that asked for the disqualification of special prosecutor Keith Blankenship.
Painter's attorney argued that Blankenship, a fellow Republican, might come down hard on Painter to avoid the appearance of favoritism.
Painter's trial is set to begin February 22nd.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly sunny and warmer today with a high of 50 to 55.
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