[7-School-Info]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
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[GRAPHIC=School Info]

We do have some school announcements, [TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS] Mount Rogers school in Grayson Co. is opening one hour late today.
and Greenvale Nursery School in Roanoke is opening at 9 oclock today.

[7-Econo-Lodge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05; TC 00:14]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]

Over the weekend, Botetourt County authorities say the Econo Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville was hit by two armed robbers.
Authorities and hotel managers are making some changes to avoid future robberies.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :08]
[SUPER=01-Warren Craven/"Comfort Inn" Clerk; :56 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:08]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 Botetourt Co.]

(( Hotels and motels off the Troutville exit of Interstate 81 continue to be a target for armed robberies.

[SOT 2:06]
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((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: IT'S A PRIME SPOT FOR PEOPLE TO GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND DO IT THERE WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO AND GET ON THE INTERSTATE. IT'S JUST LOCATED IN A GOOD AREA FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO OCCUR.))
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A clerk told authorities that two black men robbed the Econolodge at gunpoint Saturday night. While no one was hurt, the robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. And since there are no security camera in the Econolodge office, it will now be a challenge for authorities to catch the robbers.

[SOT 1:34]
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((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: HOPEFULLY WORD OF MOUTH OR MAYBE ANOTHER JURISDICTION HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME TYPE THING AND WE CAN PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER WITH SOME SUSPECTS.))
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The Comfort Inn down the street isn't taking any chances after being robbed last summer.

[SOT 7:59]
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((WARREN CRAVEN/FRONT DESK CLERK: WE INSTALLED A CAMERA SYSTEM AND ALSO WE LOCK THE DOORS AT NIGHT AROUND 10 OR 11.))
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The Sheriff's Department hopes added patrols to the area and extra security measures taken at local hotels will be enough to keep thieves away. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))


[7-Young-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]

The Virginia Senate Transportation Committee will focus on two bills that would restrict drivers under age 18. One bill would raise the minimum age for both a learner's permit and a drivers license by 6 months. The other bill would prohibit young drivers from carrying more than one underage passenger, with the exception of family members, for the first six months of having a license.







[7-460-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-03; 4:16]
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A single car accident brought traffic to a standstill on Route 460 in Bedford County yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

State Police say 56-year-old John Hill, of Roanoke, apparently overreacted yesterday afternoon to a milk truck that was changing lanes. Hill reportedly swerved to the right and struck an embankment, flipping his vehicle. Hill and his wife were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital .. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. So far, no charges have been filed.
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[45-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]

We do have some school announcements, [TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS] Mount Rogers school in Grayson Co. is opening one hour late today.
and Greenvale Nursery School in Roanoke is opening at 9 oclock today.

[45-Sandusky-House]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-51; 1:11:29]
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A Lynchburg landmark will soon become the city's newest museum.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the sale of the historic Sandusky mansion.
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[IN Q=Built in 1808]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Louise Adkinson/House Owner; :32]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Peter Houck/Historic Sandusky, Inc.; :57]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Lynchburg Museum Director; 1:50]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


(( Built in 1808, it was one of the first brick homes in the area that's still standing.
Over the years, Lynchburg has grown up around it, but Sandusky looks much the way it did 150 years ago.
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((LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT TIMBER..))
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Few people appreciate the history of Sandusky more than its current resident, Louise Adkinson.
Adkinson and her husband bought the home fifty years ago, and have maintained it over the years with an eye towards its historical value.
With her husband gone, the house is too much for Adkinson to handle alone.
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((LOUISE ADKINSON/HOME OWNER: I HATE IT.. IT'S GOING TO KILL ME TO LEAVE, BUT I SEE IT'S TIME AND IF OTHER PEOPLE CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT.))
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[OUT Q=can do it.]


Making the transition less painful is knowing the property is going to good hands.
Historic Sandusky Incorporated is a newly- formed, non- profit group that's buying the house from Adkinson with an eye towards turning it into a museum.
[SOT 16:12:30]

((DR. PETER HOUCK/HISTORIC SANDUSKY INC.: IN MY OPINION IT WILL BE LIKE POPLAR FOREST AND POINT OF HONOR, IT WILL BE ONE OF THE CROWN JEWELS OF HISTORY IN LYNCHBURG. PEOPLE WHO COME TO THIS AREA WILL TOUR IT ALONG WITH OTHER PLACES LIKE THE CONFEDERATE CEMETERY AND PLACES LIKE THAT AS ONE OF THE IMPORTANT PLACES TO SEE WHEN THEY COME TO CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=to central Virginia.]


Sandusky represents an important chapter in Lynchburg's history.
During the Battle of Lynchburg, Union General David Hunter used the home as his headquarters.. two future presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley were on his staff and most likely stayed here.
Soldiers also cut a hole in the roof to post a lookout.. the trap door can still be seen, and the ladder reaching it inside remains unchanged.
Telling the story of that battle and of Lynchburg's place in the Confederacy will be much easier with Sandusky open to the public.
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((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: SO IT WILL MAKE IT MUCH EASIER FOR US TO TALK ABOUT IT SO VISITORS CAN BE THERE AND IN A SENSE, BE AT THE BATTLE, BE WHERE THESE EVENTS OCCURRED.))
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Sale of the home will be finalized in March.
Officials hope to re- open it as a museum within a year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[8-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Before we get to the news-- here are a couple of school delays. [TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS] Mount Rogers school in Grayson Co. is opening one hour late today.
and Greenvale Nursery School in Roanoke is opening at 9 oclock today.

[8-Econo-Lodge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-05; TC 00:14]
[GRAPHIC=Armed Robbery]


Two armed robbers struck at the Econo Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville over the weekend..
Now, authorities and hotel management want to preven future robberies.
Kate Weidaw has the story..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ronald Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :08]
[SUPER=01-Warren Craven/"Comfort Inn" Clerk; :56 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Botetourt Co.]

(( Hotels and motels off the Troutville exit of Interstate 81 continue to be a target for armed robberies.

[SOT 2:06]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: IT'S A PRIME SPOT FOR PEOPLE TO GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND DO IT THERE WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO AND GET ON THE INTERSTATE. IT'S JUST LOCATED IN A GOOD AREA FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO OCCUR.))
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A clerk told authorities that two black men robbed the Econolodge at gunpoint Saturday night. While no one was hurt, the robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. And since there are no security camera in the Econolodge office, it will now be a challenge for authorities to catch the robbers.

[SOT 1:34]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: HOPEFULLY WORD OF MOUTH OR MAYBE ANOTHER JURISDICTION HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME TYPE THING AND WE CAN PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER WITH SOME SUSPECTS.))
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[RUNS= 12]


The Comfort Inn down the street isn't taking any chances after being robbed last summer.

[SOT 7:59]
[INQ=]

((WARREN CRAVEN/FRONT DESK CLERK: WE INSTALLED A CAMERA SYSTEM AND ALSO WE LOCK THE DOORS AT NIGHT AROUND 10 OR 11.))
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The Sheriff's Department hopes added patrols to the area and extra security measures taken at local hotels will be enough to keep thieves away. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))


[8-Young-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Capitol]


Teen drivers in Virginia may soon have tighter restrictions when they slide behind the wheel....
The State Senate Transportation Committee will focus on two bills that would restrict drivers under age 18. One bill would raise the minimum age for both a learner's permit and a drivers license by 6 months. The other bill would prohibit young drivers from carrying more than one underage passenger, with the exception of family members, for the first six months of having a license.







[8-Bridal-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-50; ]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Salem Civic Center was transformed into a bridal boutique over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

The Roanoke Valley Bridal Showcase featured just about everything on a wedding party's "to-do" lists - from wedding cakes, to photographers to luxurious limos. Brides to be say it's one stop shopping.
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[SOT 2:11:01]
[IN Q=EVERYTHING IS]

((LYNN MONTGOMERY/BRIDE TO BE: EVERYTHING IS HAVE WE CAN TASTE THE FOOD AND DO A HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON AT ONE TIME INSTEAD OF THINKING BACK TO WHO WAS WHO AND WHEN DID WE GO THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Lynn Montgomery/Bride To Be]
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[OUT Q=when did we go there.]
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[VO-NAT]

The bridal affair wrapped up yesterday afternoon.
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