[7-11Eavesdropping]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC1:12:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Another person may be linked to the eavesdropping probe in Richmond, but Republicans won't say much about it....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Allegations that Republicans listened in on a Democratic conference call now involve a second GOP official... Claudia Tucker, the chief of staff to House Speaker Vance Wilkins.
Yesterday, Democratic Chairman Lawrence Framme spoke with reporters.
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[SOT 01:53]
[IN Q=Our Commonwealth is now faced]

((LAWRENCE FRAMME: OUR COMMONWEALTH IS NOW FACED WITH A SITUATION WHERE THAT WRONG MAY WELL HAVE BEEN A PART OF A CONTINUING COURSE OF CONDUCT IN WHICH THAT OFFICE PARTICIPATED.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Framme/Virginia Democratic Chairman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in which that office participated.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican officials have declined comment while the case is under investigation.
Former GOP Executive Director Ed Matricardi was charged earlier this month.
He is due in a Richmond court later today, when his attorney will ask a judge to dismiss the case against him.
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[7-B'Burg-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Blacksburg Police are looking for clues in what they say is the attempted abduction of an eight-year-old girl. Police say the girl was approached by two men in a teal-colored car near her home. When they asked her to get in the vehicle she ran. The suspects are described as two white males - one with spiked orange hair. Officials say the car had a trash bag covering one window. If you have any information on the case - call Blacksburg Police.

[7-11Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC42:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Investigators now suspect a fire that ruined a Bedford County business Wednesday night was intentionally set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


Crews from around central Virginia spent several hours battling the blaze at Innovative Machining on Graves Mill Road.
Arson investigators and an accelerant-sniffing dog were on the scene yesterday.. and authorities say the fire is suspicious.
Damages are estimated at three million dollars.
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[7-11Haleos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:17:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Officials in Montgomery County say that time has run out for a building that houses a struggling technology company.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Officials say it's apparent Haleos will not be able to survive financially at its Blacksburg Industrial Park location.
The company, which makes fiber optic components, has been unable to keep up with lease payments and has furloughed or laid off nearly its entire staff.
Repossession papers were filed yesterday in General District Court. The county's Industrial Development Authority owns the 108-thousand square foot building. A spokesman say they've been generous to the company, but that time has run out.
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[45-11Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC1:12:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Republicans are still fighting allegations of eavesdropping in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Allegations that Republicans listened in on a Democratic conference call now involve a second GOP official... Claudia Tucker, the chief of staff to House Speaker Vance Wilkins.
Yesterday, Democratic Chairman Lawrence Framme spoke to reporters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:53]
[IN Q=Our Commonwealth is now faced]

((LAWRENCE FRAMME: OUR COMMONWEALTH IS NOW FACED WITH A SITUATION WHERE THAT WRONG MAY WELL HAVE BEEN A PART OF A CONTINUING COURSE OF CONDUCT IN WHICH THAT OFFICE PARTICIPATED.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Framme/Virginia Democratic Chairman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in which that office participated.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican officials have declined comment while the case is under investigation.
Former GOP Executive Director Ed Matricardi was charged earlier this month.
He is due in a Richmond court later today, when his attorney will ask a judge to dismiss the case against him.
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[45-B'Burg-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Blacksburg Police are still trying to get the facts about the attempted abduction of an eight-year-old girl. Police say the girl was approached by two men in a teal-colored car near her home. When they asked her to get in the vehicle she ran. The suspects are described as two white males - one with spiked orange hair. Officials say the car had a trash bag covering one window. If you have any information on the case - call Blacksburg Police.

[45-11Mascot]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC1:28:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Students at Blacksburg High School will now call themselves the Blacksburg Bruins...
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[VO-NAT :19]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Students voted in the new mascot yesterday. Out of nearly two-thousand ballots, 55-percent of the vote went to Bruins and 45-percent chose Blacksburg - meaning no mascot at all. But many students say they still want to keep the Indians. Last year the school board decided to change it because it was offensive to some.
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[SOT 2:05:24 // 2:03:34]
[IN Q=MOST ARE]

((MARIA SLEIMAN/BHS STUDENT; MOST ARE REALLY UPSET ABOUT IT BUT WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT HAS TO HAPPEN I GUESS.)) ((JOHN BORRELL/BHS STUDENT; I GUESS SO WE ALL GOT TO VOTE ON IT SO WE CAN'T BE TOO UPSET ABOUT IT AND IT'S JUST BEEN BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION I THINK IT'S NOT REALLY THAT BIG OF A DEAL.))
[SUPER=01-Maria Sleiman/Blacksburg High School Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Borrell/Blacksburg High School Student; :07]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=BIG OF A DEAL.]
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[VO-NAT]

The school has two-years to make the change to the bear symbol. One of the next steps will be to pick a Bruins mascot design.
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[45-11VA-ER]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC1:23:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The V-A- medical center has now completed state-of-the-art improvements to their E-R facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Officials at the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center held a ribbon cutting yesterday to show off upgrades to the emergency room.
The hospital doubled the number of E-R beds from 5 to 10...
It also doubled the number of psychological exam rooms from 2 to 4 -- AND upgraded equipment throughout the E-R.
The V-A Medical Center says the expansion and state-of-the-art equipment will help it provide veterans with some of the finest emergency care in the region.
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[8-11Center-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 14 year old girl at a center for troubled teens.
On Wednesday, police arrested an employee of the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center, a program run by the City of Roanoke.
30 year old Jimmy Lee Jones faces rape and sodomy charges.

[8-11Eavesdropping]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC1:12:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Republicans aren't talking about accusations that an employee under House Speaker Vance Wilkins, may have been involved in an alleged eavesdropping incident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Allegations that Republicans listened in on a Democratic conference call now involve a second GOP official... Claudia Tucker, the chief of staff to House Speaker Vance Wilkins.
Yesterday, Democratic Chairman Lawrence (frahm-me) Framme spoke with reporters.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:53]
[IN Q=Our Commonwealth is now faced]

((LAWRENCE FRAMME: OUR COMMONWEALTH IS NOW FACED WITH A SITUATION WHERE THAT WRONG MAY WELL HAVE BEEN A PART OF A CONTINUING COURSE OF CONDUCT IN WHICH THAT OFFICE PARTICIPATED.))
[SUPER=01-Lawrence Framme/Virginia Democratic Chairman;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in which that office participated.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Republican officials have declined comment while the case is under investigation.
Former GOP Executive Director Ed Matricardi was charged earlier this month.
He is due in a Richmond court later today, when his attorney will ask a judge to dismiss the case against him.
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[8-B'Burg-Abduction]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Blacksburg Police say two people may have tried to abduct an eight-year-old girl. Police say the girl was approached by two men in a teal-colored car near her home. When they asked her to get in the vehicle she ran. The suspects are described as two white males - one with spiked orange hair. Officials say the car had a trash bag covering one window. If you have any information on the case - call Blacksburg Police.

[8-11Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-10 TC42:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Investigators suspect an arsonist caused the fire that destroyed Bedford County business Wednesday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


Crews from around central Virginia spent several hours battling the blaze at Innovative Machining on Graves Mill Road.
Arson investigators and an accelerant-sniffing dog were on the scene yesterday.. and authorities say the fire is suspicious.
Damages are estimated at three million dollars.
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[8-11Haleos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC1:17:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Officials in Montgomery County say their generosity has run out for a technology company that is struggling to stay afloat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Officials say it's apparent Haleos will not be able to survive financially at its Blacksburg Industrial Park location.
The company, which makes fiber optic components, has been unable to keep up with lease payments and has furloughed or laid off nearly its entire staff.
Repossession papers were filed yesterday in General District Court. The county's Industrial Development Authority owns the 108-thousand square foot building. A spokesman say they've been generous to the company, but that time has run out. (------------)