[7-NBC-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-45:17]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Students at the National College of Business and Technology have the day off, after a small but smoky fire damaged the school's interior.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Salem and Roanoke City firefighters responded to a trash fire shortly after 6 last night. Officials say the fire was contained five minutes after they arrived. The real damage was caused by smoke. The heating system was on when firefighters arrived and carried smoke all over the building.
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[SOT 13:08:06]
[IN Q=We're mainly concerned]

((FRANK LONGAKER/NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE PRESIDENT: WE'RE MAINLY CONCERNED WITH SMOKE DAMAGE RIGHT NOW AND IF WE CAN GET THAT CLEARED OUT PRETTY PROMPTLY THEN WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN OPERATION AS SOON AS WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Longaker/ College President;]
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[OUT Q=soon as we can]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials estimate the damage at 25- thousand dollars. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. College officials say they'll spend today cleaning the inside of the building.
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[SCHOOLTOUCH FULL] Again, day classes are canceled at the National College of Business and Technology, but staff are asked to report to work on time.
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[7-Judge-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC-15:51]
[GRAPHIC=Judge Jones]

A Chatham area judge and his mother remain hospitalized with serious injuries, following a head-on collision Friday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT 02-40 tc 1:53:39]

Judge George Jones is in guarded but stable condition-- his mother Doris is in critical condition. Jones has served as a General District Judge in Franklin and Pittsylvania counties for the past eight years.
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[ANCHOR=kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The accident happened in Cumberland County... when state police say the driver of another vehicle crossed the center line.

[7-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC-22:18]
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A 95 mile natural gas pipeline through Southwest Virginia will most likely alter five trout streams.
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[VO-NAT]

Construction on the Patriot Extension is set to begin next year... connecting Wythe County to Rockingham County, North Carolina. Virginia's wildlife department says the company has secured permission to build the pipeline across five trout streams even during the spawning season--
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[anchor=kim]
[ss=none]

The company will pay for any fish that are killed, plus 100-thousand dollars for the state wildlife agency to use in restoring streams that aren't involved in the pipeline project. But some environmental groups are still angered over the news.

[45-Armstrong-73]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC-43:14]
[GRAPHIC=Interstate 73]

Expansion work on Route 58 has stopped, and now a state legislator says plans for I-73 could see a similar fate.
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[VO-NAT - :26+]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./File Tape;]

Delegate Ward Armstrong says a 272 million dollar shortfall in funding for Route 58 projects revealed last week is likely to put the Interstate 73 project on indefinite hold. Armstrong says he's not sure if the Virginia Department of Transportation will ever commit to the needed planning and development for I-73. The proposed interstate has been on the drawing board for years, and in our area would connect Interstate 81 to the North Carolina border.
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[45-Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC-1:22:48]
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Deliberation by a federal jury may begin later today in the case of the former D-Day Memorial President.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Friday]


Closing arguments are scheduled to begin this morning in the trial of Richard Burrow. He is accused of defrauding the state and two banks of millions that the Memorial Foundation used to help build the Memorial in Bedford.
Prosecutors say Burrow misrepresented the foundation's financial health when he applied for loans.
Burrow testified Friday that he fully expected donors to make good on millions in outstanding pledges.
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[45-Girl-Scouts]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-40 TC-1:54:39]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Roanoke was blessed with holiday cheer yesterday, compliments of the the girl scouts.
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[SOT 20:30:31]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING]
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[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF GROUP SINGING NAUGHTY OR NICE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The girl scouts held their holiday extravaganza yesterday afternoon in the building that houses the Roanoke Festival of Trees.
125 troops from all over Southwest Virginia helped to decorate the "Celebrating the Spirit of Giving" tree.
The girl scouts have also collected more than 350 bears as part of this year's holiday service project.
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[SOT 20:31:44]
[IN Q=They get a lot]

((FRANCES JENNINGS/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THEY GET A LOT OUT OF IT. THEY REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THIS EVERY YEAR AND THEY HAVE LITERALLY DONATED THOUSANDS OF GIFTS THROUGH THE YEAR FOR THIS PROJECT, 16 YEARS AS A MATTER OF FACT.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Jennings/Executive Director]
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[OUT Q=as a matter of fact]
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[VO-NAT]


The teddy bears will be donated to four area agencies after Christmas.
The girl scouts chose bears because this is the 100th anniversary of the teddy bear.
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[8-NBC-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-45:17]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Students at the National College of Business and Technology have the day off, after a small fire led to extensive smoke damage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Salem and Roanoke City firefighters responded to a trash fire shortly after 6 last night. Officials say the fire was contained five minutes after they arrived on the scene. The real damage was caused by smoke. The heating system was on when firefighter arrived and carried smoke all over the building.
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[SOT 13:08:06]
[IN Q=We're mainly concerned]

((FRANK LONGAKER/NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE PRESIDENT: WE'RE MAINLY CONCERNED WITH SMOKE DAMAGE RIGHT NOW AND IF WE CAN GET THAT CLEARED OUT PRETTY PROMPTLY THEN WE HOPE TO BE BACK IN OPERATION AS SOON AS WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Longaker/College President;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=soon as we can]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire officials estimate the damage at 25- thousand dollars. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. College officials say they'll spend today cleaning the inside of the building.
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[SCHOOLTOUCH FULL] Again, day classes are canceled at the National College of Business and Technology, but staff are asked to report to work on time.
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[8-Judge-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC-15:51]
[GRAPHIC=Judge Jones]

A head- on collision Friday left a Chatham area judge and his mother hospitalized with serious injuries.
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[VO-NAT 02-40 tc 1:53:39]

Judge George Jones is in guarded but stable condition-- his mother Doris is in critical condition. Jones has served as a General District Judge in Franklin and Pittsylvania counties for the past eight years.
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[ANCHOR=kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The accident happened in Cumberland County... when state police say the driver of another vehicle crossed the center line.

[8-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC-22:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Ripples of change will likely affect five trout streams once a 95 mile natural gas pipeline is built through Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]

Construction on the Patriot Extension is set to begin next year... connecting Wythe County to Rockingham County, North Carolina. Virginia's wildlife department says the company has secured permission to build the pipeline across five trout streams even during the spawning season--
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[anchor=kim]
[ss=none]

The company will pay for any fish that are killed, plus 100-thousand dollars for the state wildlife agency to use in restoring streams that aren't involved in the pipeline project. But some environmental groups are still angered over the news.
[Mornin' Promo] [ANCHOR-Marya] [Animation]
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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[Steve on Camera] Salem's bicentennial year isn't over yet. And the latest contribution
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[Take Pic of Book] is a photographic history book assembled by Salem's long-time newspaper editor. Ray Robinson joins us live
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tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.[Animation full]