[7-vob-church-fire]

[ANCHOR=kim]

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[WRITER=cak]
[TAPE#=03]
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Investigators are now looking into the cause of TWO fires at Dublin United Methodist Church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]

Fire broke out in the oldest section of the church yesterday afternoon. Officials say that's the same area that caught fire earlier this month. It took firefighters more than two hours to put out yesterday's blaze, but officials say it may be some time before they can determine what started it, or if the fires are connected. Residents, however, are already calling it suspicious.
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[IN Q=mostly people saying...]

((MOSTLY PEOPLE SAYING THAT SOMEONE STARTED IT AND WANTED TO FINISH IT SOMEONE SICK THEY WOULD HAVE TO THIS CHURCH IS A COMMINITY CHURCH HELPS EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY I JUST CAN'T SEE ANYONE TRYING TO DO ANY HARM TO THE CHURCH ))
[SUPER=01-Freda Hubble/Former Church Member;]
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[OUT Q=...harm to the church]
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[VO-NAT]

The Dublin United Methodist church is one of the oldest in the area, built back in the late 1800s.
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[7-11Bank-robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:06:25]
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Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Roanoke bank.
The suspect walked into the bank around noon and demanded money. He was not wearing a mask and did not show a weapon.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Bank Surveillance Photo]

A bank surveillance camera recorded the incident on videotape. And the authorities released a copy of the tape yesterday evening. Bank employees said the man stood about 5-7 to 5-8 and weighed 230 to 250 pounds, wore a dark navy blue wind breaker and dark denim pants.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened at F-N-B Southwest- -across from Crossroads Mall on Hershberger Road around 12:15 yesterday afternoon. Police said the robber took the cash and ran, making his get- away on foot.
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[7-11VMI-Prayer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-12 TC35:00]
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Organized prayer at the start of V-M-I's evening meal is STILL un-Constitutional, according to a federal appeals court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/2001]

The ruling upholds last year's injunction against Virginia Military Institute and its Superintendent. General Josiah Bunting reinstated the "supper prayer" in 1995 to "build solidarity and bring the corps together as a family." "In this context" though, the Court of Appeals said, "V-M-I's cadets are plainly coerced into participating in a religious exercise." General Bunting had said the prayer was voluntary and cadets were free not to take part.
But a footnote to the 28-page published opinion said religious objectors run the risk of alienating themselves from the V-M-I community by not participating.
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[45-11-JMU-Protest]


[ANCHOR=kim]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:47:59]
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A controversial vote on the morning- after pill has sparked protest at James Madison University.
Students demonstrated yesterday, against a recent decision to end the distribution of emergency contraceptives at a university health center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg]


Students gathered on campus, and then walked to the office of Mark Obenshain, a Harrisonburg attorney and a member of the JMU Board of Visitors.
Protest organizers hope the board will reconsider.
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[IN Q=This past week]

((LEVAR STONEY/STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT: THIS PAST WEEK WE HAD OUR LARGEST PETITION DRIVE EVER. OVER 20 PERCENT OF THE CAMPUS SHOWED UP TO SIGN A PETITION. THAT'S MORE THAT ACTUALLY SHOW UP TO STUDENT ELECTIONS. SO THIS IS DEFINITELY A CONCERN TO MANY STUDENTS HERE AT JMU BECAUSE IT'S A SERVICE THAT MANY OF THEM USE.)) ((MARK OBENSHAIN/JMU BOARD MEMBER: WE'RE GOING TO MAKE DECISIONS UPON WHICH STUDENTS ARE NOT ALWAYS GOING TO AGREE WITH, AND I'VE RECEIVED GREAT SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY, GREAT SUPPORT FROM STUDENTS, GREAT SUPPORT FROM PARENTS FOR THE DECISION OF THE BOARD AND THERE ARE CLEARLY DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON THE ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Levar Stoney/Student Government President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Obenshain/JMU Board Member; :17]
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[OUT Q=clearly different opinions on the issue.]
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[VO-NAT]


Obenshain met with two student leaders for about 45 minutes, but told reporters he stands by the board's decision.
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[45-AM-9/11-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
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The city of Salem is now displaying a piece of World Trade Center history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]


Last night, several hundred people attended a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to the September 11th attacks.
The memorial is made up of twin beams from the 33rd to 36th floors of Tower One.
Located on the beams is a 60 foot flagpole topped with a gold covered eagle.
In front of the memorial is a plaque that lists the number of people who died in each attack.
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[IN Q=There was an attack]

((FLETCHER SMOAK/OLD VIRGINIA BRICK COMPANY: THERE WAS AN ATTACK ON NEW YORK, AND THERE WAS AN ATTACK ON WASHINGTON BUT IT WAS AN ATTACK ON ALL OF AMERICA, IT WAS AN ATTACK ON THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA AND WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING IN OUR OWN LITTLE WAY TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR THIS COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Fletcher Smoak/Old Virginia Brick Company; ]
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[OUT Q=for this country]
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[VO-NAT]


Old Virginia Brick Company spent nearly a hundred thousand dollars to obtain and ship the materials needed to build the memorial.
It is located on West Main Street in Salem and is open to the public from dawn until dusk.
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[8-vob-church-fire]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=cak]
[TAPE#=03]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


Investigators are looking into the cause of not one, but TWO fires at Dublin United Methodist Church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]

Fire broke out in the oldest section of the church yesterday afternoon. Officials say that's the same area that caught fire earlier this month. It took firefighters more than two hours to put out yesterday's blaze, but officials say it may be some time before they can determine what started it or if the fires are connected. Residents, however, are already calling it suspicious.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=mostly people saying...]

((MOSTLY PEOPLE SAYING THAT SOMEONE STARTED IT AND WANTED TO FINISH IT SOMEONE SICK THEY WOULD HAVE TO THIS CHURCH IS A COMMINITY CHURCH HELPS EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY I JUST CAN'T SEE ANYONE TRYING TO DO ANY HARM TO THE CHURCH ))
[SUPER=01-Freda Hubble/Former Church Member;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...harm to the church]
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[VO-NAT]

The Dublin United Methodist church is one of that oldest in the area, built back in the late 1800s.
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[8-11Bank-robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-09 TC1:06:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Roanoke police are on the look-out for bank robber.
They say the suspect, who didn't show a weapon, walked into a bank yesterday and demanded money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Bank Surveillance Photo]

A bank surveillance camera recorded the incident on videotape. And the authorities released a copy of the tape yesterday evening. Bank employees said the man stood about 5-7 to 5-8 and weighed 230 to 250 pounds, wore a dark navy blue wind breaker and dark denim pants.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

It happened at F-N-B Southwest- -across from Crossroads Mall on Hershberger Road around 12:15 yesterday afternoon. Police said the robber took the cash and ran, making his get- away on foot.
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[8-11Conrad]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Glen Conrad]

A Radford native who has spent his entire adult life working in the federal judicial system is in line to become the newest federal Judge in western Virginia. Glen Conrad was nominated by President Bush yesterday to the U-S District bench. Judge Conrad worked briefly as a federal probation officer in Abingdon before being named a U-S Magistrate in 1976. He spent three years in Charlottesville, and has been THE federal magistrate judge in Roanoke since 1981. Once he's confirmed by the Senate, Judge Conrad will fill the position created when Judge James Turk assumed senior st atus last year.