[2-Guns-Cockpit]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A U-S House vote has set the stage for a battle between Congress and the White House.
The issue-- armed pilots in the skies.
Teri Okita reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Denny Rehberg/(R) Montana;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Mike Honda/(D) California;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Smith/(R) New Hampshire;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Barbara Boxer/(D) California;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS news.]

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(TAKE PACKAGE)


AMERICAN PILOTS ARE NOW CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE IN THE CASE OF A TERRORIST HIJACKING. SO ON WEDNESDAY, THE HOUSE TOOK A BOLD STEP....

(NAT)

"and the bill is passed"
AND OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED A BILL THAT WOULD -- FOR THE FIRST TIME -- ALLOW PILOTS TO CARRY GUNS IN THE COCKPIT.

(SOT: REP. DENNY REHBERG/R-MT) -- 12:18:03

"Those wishing to interfere with the safe operation of U.S. passenger airlines are now on notice, you will not succeed. And your evil efforts will be met with lethal force."
UNDER THE LEGISLATION, MORE THAN 70-THOUSAND PILOTS COULD VOLUNTEER TO BE A PART OF THE PROGRAM ... IF THEY AGREED TO UNDERGO WEAPONS TRAINING.
BUT CRITICS MAINTAIN PILOTS SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON FLYING PLANES, AND LET AIR MARSHALS DEAL WITH SECURITY.

(SOT: REP. MIKE HONDA/D-CA) - 11:56:03

"In proposing this legislation, Congress is experimenting with the flying public."
A SIMILAR MEASURE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A TOUGHER TIME GETTING THROUGH THE SENATE. BUT SUPPORTERS ARE NOT BACKING DOWN.



(SOT: SEN. ROBERT SMITH/R-NH)

"Armed pilots and trained flight attendants are the first line of deterrence and the last line of defense to keep this aircraft from becoming a weapon of mass destruction and killing innocent people both in the air and on the ground."

(SOT: SEN. BARBARA BOXER/D-CA)

"Indeed, it is a matter of life and death. Why do I say this? Because if a plane is considered under the control of hijackers it will be shot down by our military.
WHILE PILOT UNIONS HAVE LOBBIED HARD FOR THE RIGHT TO CARRY GUNS, THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY AND A FLIGHT ATTENDANTS' GROUP HAVE OPPOSED THE IDEA. EVEN THE WHITE HOUSE HAS COME OUT AGAINST IT ... SAYING THE FOCUS SHOULD BE ON STRENGTHENING COCKPIT DOORS ... AND PUTTING MORE FEDERAL MARSHALS ON AIRPLANES. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.

(SUGGESTED TAG)

THE HOUSE MEASURE WOULD ALSO REQUIRE MORE SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS. AND IT OPENS UP THE POSSIBILITY OF ALLOWING FLIGHT CREWS TO USE NON-LETHAL WEAPONS, SUCH AS STUN GUNS.


))[Halliburton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


First, it was the President--
Now the Vice- President's business dealings are being scrutinized.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

A watchdog group has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Dallas, on behalf of shareholders in the company, (Hal-i-burton) Halliburton.
It claims that when Dick Cheney was Chairman of the oil services company, it allegedly over- stated revenues by 445- million dollars.
Halliburton says the charges are "un- true, unsupported, and unfounded."

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[6-Bedford-Update]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-28 TC-7:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It's taking a little longer than expected to re-open the Eastbound lanes of Route 460 between Thaxton and Bedford.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Monday]

V-DOT had originally hoped to re-open one lane yesterday but were unable to do so because of contaminated soil caused by Monday's tanker accident.
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[11Anthem-Trigon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=502-11 TC-12:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Should Trigon merge with Anthem? The public got a chance to weigh in on the decision.
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[VO-NAT - :38+]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Fifteen witnesses appeared yesterday morning before the State Corporation Commission.
The S-C-C must decide whether to approve the deal.
Anthem currently provides health care services to more than eight million people in eight different states.
Concerns were raised yesterday about complaints made by Anthem customers in other states regarding slow payments and denial of claims.
Trigon officials say they have thoroughly reviewed Anthem and remain confident that the merger will be a good thing for its customers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:52:10-27]
[IN Q=We found Anthem to be a very responsive, customer-focused company.]
[SUPER=01-Tom Snead/Trigon Chief Executive Officer;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=getting together of two very exceptional companies]
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[VO-NAT]


If allowed, the merger would create the fifth largest healthcare company in the country.
The S-C-C did not rule yesterday but is taking the public comments under advisement.
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[11Crawford]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-20 TC-2:03:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Salem's Circuit court clerk- and onetime Salem football star Chance Crawford has taken on Trigon and the city for failure to cover his medical treatments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month]

In a motivational talk just a week ago at Cave Spring High School, Crawford sounded upbeat.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:11:05]
[IN Q=I've been very fortunate]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=since that accident.]
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[VO-NAT]

He talked briefly about the play that cost him the use of his legs in 1980, but there was no mention of the lawsuit his attorneys filed in federal court yesterday. They say the City's Health Plan Administrator concluded a procedure Crawford needs is NOT experimental and SHOULD be covered. But Trigon has turned him down, and now says all of Crawford's appeals have been exhausted.
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[11Bridge-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-19 TC-58:43]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two different state agencies and two different opinions as to whether a Lynchburg woman's suicide last summer could have been prevented.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


48-year-old Teresa Wilkerson died after jumping off the Rivermont bridge last August after a long history of mental illness.
The Department of Rights for Virginians with Disabilities ruled in May that Wilkerson would be alive today had the local community services board properly diagnosed her.
But a new report from the state Mental Health Department finds "no" neglect by the C-S-B.
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[SOT 8:19:28]
[IN Q=The concern here]

((PHIL THEISEN/LYNCHBURG DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS ASSOCIATION: THE CONCERN HERE IS, THIS IS TYPICAL OF REPORTS WE'VE SEEN, NOT ONLY WITH THIS COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY, BUT WHEN THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DOES AN EVALUATION, WE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE I'VE NEVER SEEN A REPORT COME OUT FINDING WRONGDOING.))
[SUPER=01-Phil Theisen/Depressive Disorders Association;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=finding wrongdoing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Wilkerson's father reportedly is considering a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and- or the community services board.
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[Pope-Visit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Despite reports of ailing health, the Pope is heading to Mexico today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mexico City, Mexico;]


Mexico's religious community has been busy preparing for the arrival of the 82- year- old pontiff.
This will be the Pope's visit to the country.
Even though he's suffering from Parkinson's Disease, he'll also visit Canada and Guatemala.
He'll also travel to his homeland in Poland next month.
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[11Goshen-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=csc]
[TAPE#=02-16 TC-1:37:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The re-built bridge in the town of Goshen has re-opened to traffic..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Goshen]


The original version opened in 1891 -- but it deteriorated over the years and became unsafe.
Historic preservation groups worked with transportation and construction officials to come up with the new design, which looks almost exactly like the old one.
Building the new bridge cost more than 2-million dollars -- money that came from Rockbridge County as well as state and federal funds..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=00:09:10]
[SUPER=01-Darrel Sprouse/Goshen Mayor]

(("IT'S BEEN PUT OFF AND PUT OFF SO THEY FINALLY CAME TO THE END OF GETTING IT DONE. SO TODAY IT'S DONE AND FINISHED AND WE'RE PROUD OF IT"))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=we're proud of it]
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[VO-NAT]


The new bridge remains on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, just like its predecessor.
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[5-Chronic-Disease]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=502-02 46:46]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Health Check]


In this morning's Health Check, If a chronic illness has you down physically and emotionally, there is help available.
A workshop in our area is helping many sufferers learn to live well and take control of their health. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out some say its a prescription that works.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When Larry Rayborn]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-Larry Rayborn; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rick Seidel/Carilion Behavioral Health; :32]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=for News 7 Mornin'.]

((
When Larry Rayborn was diagnosed with emphysema he says it was a devastating blow both physically and emotionally.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT22:28:02]
[IN Q=A lot of it was mental]

((LARRY RAYBORN: A LOT OF IT WAS MENTAL DEPRESSION OVER NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK AT MY JOB, NOT BEING VERY ACTIVE. I WAS CLOSE TO BEING HOUSEBOUND BEFORE I TOOK THE WORKSHOP)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=I took the workshop]


Clinical Psychologist Rick Seidel says what many people don't realize is that physical health and mental health go hand and hand.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:09:15]
[IN Q=And there is very good research]

((AND THERE IS A VERY GOOD RESEARCH IN THE LITERATURE TO SHOW THAT HOW WE FEEL ABOUT THINGS, HOW WE THINK ABOUT IT AND HOW WE BEHAVE IN RESPONSE TO OUR PHYSICAL CONDITION HAS A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON HOW WE DO)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=on how we do]


That's why he says the workshop, "Living Well Chronic Health Problems has been so successful.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:07:28]
[IN Q=The reseach shows they go]

((THE RESEARCH SHOWS THEY GO TO THE DOCTOR LESS FREQUENTLY. THAT' THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IS BETTER AND THEIR FUNCTIONAL STATUS IS BETTER)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=status is better]


The workshop include a variety of topics including managing medications, dealing with depression, eating well, pain control, fighting fatigue and frustration , and how to start an exercise program.
Rayborn say it was the push he needed to get him headed in the right direction.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT22:28:54]
[IN Q=I learned about some exercises]

(( I LEARNED ABOUT SOME EXERCISE THAT WERE EASY TO DO AND THAT WOULD GET MY ENDURANCE BUILT BACK UP AND I ALSO LEARNED TO ADJUST MY ATTITUDE WHERE I BECAME RECONCILED WITH MY CONDITION )) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=with my condition]


Now he's enjoy life with his grandson and taking his condition one day at a time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:32:06]
[IN Q=You just have to motivate yourself to live in your new life]

((YOU JUST HAVE TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO LIVE IN YOUR NEW LIFE TO THE MAX)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=to the max]))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[TAKE FS BOARD- ESS-C #1000]


The workshop is six sessions. The next one starts July 17th.
For more information you can call 1-800-422-8482. The cost is 25 dollars and that includes the book for the workshop.

(+++++++++)
(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[11Grayson-Quarry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-1:46:50]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Grayson County neighborhood is stuck between a rock and a group of upset neighbors.
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

Cardinal Stone Quarry wants to expand its operations. They're asking the county to re-zone 120-acres so they can work on the land. But the request is upsetting homeowners surrounding the business. They're organizing a campaign to stop the proposal... saying there's no reason to justify expansion.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:01:49]
[IN Q=there]

((GINA ISOM/CONCERNED RESIDENT; THERE ARE MANY LANDOWNERS HERE THAT FEEL THAT THEY HAVE DAMAGE FROM THE QUARRY ALREADY AND THE FUMES THE EXHAUST THE NOISE AND SO MANY THINGS INTERRUPT THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Gina Isom/Concerned Resident; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=THE NEIGHBORHOOD]
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[VO-NAT]

(Eye-Some) Isom says 1-hundred residents plan to protest at the Board of Supervisors meeting tonight. Cardinal Stone meanwhile says they will compromise with residents by filing for a conditional use permit... saying it will address concerns about noise, dust and safety.
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[11Anthony]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-27 TC-12:17]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A 72-year old Henry County businessman is going to jail for polluting the Blackberry Creek.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Richard Anthony had already admitted to violating the Clean Water Act. Yesterday, a federal magistrate ordered him to serve 12 months in a minimum- security prison and pay the county 31-thousand dollars in restitution. That's what Public Service Authority officials and the judge determined it cost to clean up the plant and keep it from polluting the creek. Anthony told Keith Humphry he can't afford even the 50-dollar monthly payments the judge ordered him to make.
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[SOT 22:18:35]
[IN Q=I sacrificed]

((I SACRIFICED. MY FAMILY HAS SACRIFICED TO KEEP THAT PLANT RUNNING. I HAVE NOTHING. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Anthony/Former Sewage Treatment Plant Operator]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=absolutely nothing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Because Anthony's wife suffered a heart attack Friday, he'll be given several weeks before he must begin serving time.

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[1st-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ckor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news this morning, U-S Airways is one step closer to a reorganization plan.
Here's Barton Eckert with a look at the morning's top business stories..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Barton Eckert/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=in Washington.]


(( GOOD MORNING THIS THURSDAY THE 11TH OF JULY
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MORNING

U-S AIRWAYS POSSIBLE FLIGHT INTO CHAPTER ELEVEN BANKRUPTCY- HAS BEEN DELAYED.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS CONDITIONALLY APPROVED THE AIRLINES APPLICATION FOR A 900-MILLION DOLLAR LOAN GUARANTEE.
THE FEDS SAY U-S AIRWAYS MUST COME TO FINAL AGREEMENTS ON UNION CONCESSIONS BEFORE FINAL APPROVAL.
THE GOVERNMENT ALSO WANTS U-S AIRWAYS TO ENHANCE ITS OFFER IN GIVING THE GOVERNMENT A CHANCE TO BUY STAKE IN THE AIRLINE.


ON WALL STREET.. TROUBLE! WITH A CAPITAL "T" AS THE DOW SLID TO ITS LOWEST CLOSE SINCE SEPTEMBER AND THE NASDAQ DROPPED TO JUST A WHISPER AWAY FROM A FIVE YEAR LOW REACHED JUST LAST WEEK.
TODAY REACTION TO NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS DATA AND THE PPI.. INFLATION AT THE WHOLESALE LEVEL FOR JUNE.


AND THE BIG BOARD DOESN'T HAVE TOO MUCH CONFIDENCE IN K-MART.
THE BLUE-LIGHT RETAILER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED ITS COMMON STOCK COULD BE SUSPENDED AND DELISTED WITHIN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.
K-MART'S STOCK PRICE HAS AVERAGED BELOW A DOLLAR FOR THE PAST MONTH - WHICH VIOLATES THE EXCHANGE'S POLICY OF HAVING A SHARE PRICE UNDER A DOLLAR FOR MORE THAN 30 DAYS.
SHARES CLOSED AT JUST 79 CENTS YESTERDAY.


LABOR WOES ARE HURTING PROFITS AT THE U-P-S.
AS THE JULY 31ST STRIKE DEADLINE APPROACHES, THE COMPANY SAYS IT LOST 750 MILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE.
FEDEX AND AIRBORNE SAY SINCE WORD OF A STRIKE BEGAN, THEY'RE PROFITS HAVE SOARED.
BOTH SIDES SAY THEY'VE MADE PROGRESS WITH A NEW CONTRACT.



AND THAT'S YOUR FIRST BUSINESS CHECK ON THE MORNING'S TOP BUSINESS HAPPENINGS..
I'M BARTON ECKERT IN WASHINGTON.))


(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11OWinston-Link]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-22 TC-1:25:44]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Visitors to the State Capitol can now get a glimpse into the final years of Roanoke's Norfolk and Western railway.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Organizers of the O. Winston Link Museum, which is under construction, presented Governor Mark Warner yesterday with a reminder of the area's steam power.
Six photographs from the museum's collection of 250 will be on loan to the Commonwealth.
They will be displayed in both the State house and Executive Mansion.
Governor Warner had expressed interest in the famed photographer's work during his visit to inspect the tire fire.

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[SOT 15:34:34-54]
[IN Q=While in Roanoke the Governor took the opportunity]
[SUPER=01-Kent Chrisman/History Musuem of Western Virginia; :13]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=represented in Richmond.]
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[VO-NAT]


The O. Winston Link Museum is scheduled to open in October 2003.
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[Russia-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A huge fire broke out at an arms depot in central Russia-- injuring nearly a dozen people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Syzran, Russia;]


The explosion blew out windows from apartment buildings in the nearby neighborhood.
The fire broke out at the artillery depot yesterday after a bolt of lightning struck a rack of parachute flares.
About five- thousand people were evacuated from nearby settlements around the depot, where more than 10- thousand railway carriages of ammunition are stored.
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[11Halifax-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-24 TC-51:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Authorities say a fire that killed three Halifax County sisters was not intentionally set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./February;]

The February blaze killed 14-year old Lacey Wright and her younger sisters, Jessica and Christina. Authorities initially treated the blaze as suspicious. But after months of working on the case-- investigators say the fatal fire will be ruled ACCIDENTAL. Authorities were not able to determine how the fire started. But say there is NO evidence it was intentionally set or was the result of criminal activity.
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[6-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-21 TC-46:00]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Lynchburg, a former city official is firing back over new charges that he abused his spending privileges.
Al Grant was indicted last month on 13 counts of embezzlement for allegedly running up improper charges while a member of the Lynchburg electoral board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Yesterday, the Lynchburg News & Advance reported Norfolk State University is also looking into Grant's spending record while he was a member of the school's Board of Visitors.
On average, Grant's travel reimbursements were six times higher than the other twelve board members.
Yesterday, Grant released a letter from the school's former rector, Bill Miller, who says all of Grant's expenses w(------------) ere found to be legitimate.