[AM-Life-Center]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC 1:17:09]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]

A proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke is getting new owners. C-R-C Health Group announced yesterday it bought out National Specialty Clinics, the company that plans to open a methadone clinic on Hershberger Road. C-R-C is actually the same company that owns the Life Center of Galax, which recently pulled out of its plans to open a methadone clinic in Roanoke County. As Myranda Stephens tells us, opponents don't think it's a coincidence.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=what we're talking about]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Southern Christian Leadership Conference; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :18]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :42]
[SUPER=@Myranda1; 1:04]
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[RUNS05] ((WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS A CLASSIC BAIT AND SWITCH AND IN THIS CASE IT'S A RACIST BAIT AND SWITCH 36)) Jeff Artis says he always felt there was something fishy about the fact that two companies were planning to open methadone clinics in the Roanoke Valley at the same time. So when the Life Center of Galax backed out of its plans for a clinic in Roanoke County, Artis believes the company knew it would have a chance in Roanoke city.
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[RUNS10] ((WE KNEW THIS WAS NOT A COINCIDENCE AND WE HAD ALWAYS BEEN WONDERING WHAT THE RELATIONSHIP WAS B/T NATIONAL SPECIALTY CLINICS AND C-R-C, NOW WE KNOW 3812)) Artis calls the plan to open a new methadone clinic in a black community like the one near Hersberger road racist, and the new ownership does not change his plans to fight the clinic's opening tooth and nail.
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[RUNS13] ((CRC HAS A CHOICE, THEY CAN EITHER COME TO US AND WE CAN SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE AND WE CAN FIND AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR THIS CLINIC, OR WE'RE GOING TO MAKE CRC WISH THEY NEVER HEARD OF NW ROANOKE.)) ((REPORTER: A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE C-R-C RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT THEY REMAIN FOCUSED ON THE GOAL OF PROVIDING A MEDICAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. MYRANDA STEPHENS, NEWS 7.)))))

[State-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Budget]
[ENG#=none]


Virginians will get a chance to speak up about Governor Mark Warner's proposed budget today. Four public hearings will be held on the spending plan across the state, including one at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville. It will begin at noon. Warner's budget is based on revenue projections linked to his proposed tax reform package.

[Airport-Security]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Terror Alert High]
[ENG#=2]


With the U-S now in its third week of Code Orange-- officials are requiring many foreign travelers to be fingerprinted and photographed when arriving in America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


While the holiday season came and went without a terrorist attack, U-S authorities continue receiving information about potential attacks.
They say the information is credible enough to keep the country at Code Orange.
And yesterday, the Homeland Security department launched U-S Visit-- a program to tighten border security.
So far, it's getting mixed reviews.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Takes only]

((YO TEKPENG/INDONESIAN BUSINESSMAN: TAKES ONLY A FEW MORE MINUTES, IT'S O.K., IT'S GOOD, I THINK A GOOD SYSTEM.)) ((SOONKI KOOK/SOUTH KOREAN STUDENT: I DON'T KNOW WHY WE HAVE TO.. WHY WE ARE MORE SUSPICIOUS THAN OTHER PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES.))
[SUPER=01-Yo Tekpeng/Indonesian Businessman;]
[SUPER=01-Soonki Kook/South Korean Student; :06]
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[OUT Q=from other countries.]
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[VO-NAT]


While millions of people have to go through the added security screening, most citizens of Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico are exempt.
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[Dean-Bradley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=3]


With just two weeks to go before the Iowa caucus, Howard Dean expects another well- known Democrat's endorsement.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;]


Dean campaign officials say former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley will declare his support for the Democratic Presidential front- runner today.
While Dean would NOT confirm or deny the reports, he said if he could bring together former Presidential contenders Bill Bradley and Al Gore, then it may be a sign that he's the strongest candidate.
Gore and Bradley fought for the Democratic nomination in the 2000 election.
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[11Recount]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC43:37]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2003]
[ENG#=4]


Benny Keister will represent the 6th district in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


The Democrat was declared the winner yesterday by a 3-judge panel after an all day recount. He picked up 2-more votes and finished 51 votes ahead of Republican Morgan Morris. Keister says he's submitted legislation and is prepared for his second term as the 6th District Delegate.
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[SOT:23:38:00]
[IN Q=I'm ready to]

((DEL. BENNY KEISTER/(D) PULASKI; I'M READY TO GO AND I SUPPOSE TO MOVE IN THIS WEEKEND IF THE COUNT GOES RIGHT. DO WHATEVER I NEED TO DO. I'M READY TO DO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Benny Keister/(D) Pulaski; ]
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[OUT Q=ready to do it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Morgan Morris says he's not discouraged by the outcome. He says he'll run again in 2005.
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[11Virginia-Flu]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC1:59:10]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Season]
[ENG#=1]


Despite the early onset of the flu season, state health officials say flu activity in Virginia remains normal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


So far the flu has claimed the lives of eight people in the state.
One of the deaths was reported here in Southwest Virginia.
But state health officials say there has been no new or dramatic flu activity in recent weeks.
They say even though physicians in the state are still reporting new cases, it is starting to look like a normal flu season.
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[SOT 14:15:50]
[IN Q=PHYSICIANS IN THESE STATES ARE]

((DR. JOHN MARR/STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST: IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE INCREASING IN SEVERITY WE HAVE NO INDICATION THAT IT'S ANYTHING UNUSUAL THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS EXCEPT FOR THE FACT IT ARRIVED EARLIER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Marr/State Epidemiologist]
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[OUT Q=for the fact it arrived earlier.]
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[VO-NAT]


State health officials warn that the flu is still a serious threat.
In 2002, over 14-hundred Virginians died as a result of the illness.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Gold prices are up.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in New York.]

((> IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR SOME GOLD JEWELRY THIS COMING VALENTINE'S DAY > - GET READY TO SHELL OUT MORE. THE PRICE FOR > SPOT GOLD ON THE FUTURES MARKET IS AT ITS HIGHEST IN NEARLY 15 YEARS > TOPPING 424 DOLLARS AN OUNCE. THAT PRICE SURGE IS EXPECTED TO HIT THE > RETAIL GOLD MARKET IN A FEW WEEKS. > > Virtual registers were busy this holiday season Consumers drove online > holiday shopping sales up NEARLY 30 PERCENT in the last two months of > 2003. > > ON WALL STREET, STOCKS SOARED ON MORE ENCOURAGING NEWS ABOUT THE ECONOMY > > THE DOW RALLIED 134 POINTS > > WHILE THE NASDAQ CATAPULED 40 .. ITS THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN ABOUT 2 YEARS. > > ON THE STOCKS TO WATCH LIST: GATEWAY SAYD IT that it expects to report a > fourth-quarter operating loss and revenue at the low end of its previous > estimates. The results fell short despite what Gateway called strong > holiday sales in consumer items such as digital cameras. > > > AND STARBUCKS raised its full-year and fiscal first-quarter earnings > projections. THE COFFEE RETAIL CHAIN cited strong sales during the > holiday season, which it described as "the best in years." > > TRACK ALL THE PRE MARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS > CHRISTOFOROUS.)) >


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[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Diana-Investigation]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


The first British public hearing on the death of Princess Diana begins today in London.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The inquest is being held more than six years after Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed were killed in a car crash in a Paris tunnel.
The royal coroner has thousands of pages of evidence to deal with.
The investigation will tackle the conspiracy theories that have risen since the 19-97 crash.
In 19-99, a French judge ruled the crash was an accident.
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[Mad-Cow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


In central Washington, 450 calves will be killed-- all because of the the Mad Cow scare.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sunnyside, WA;]


The U-S Agriculture Department says the month- old calves will be slaughtered this week at an undisclosed facility.


He says meat from the calves will NOT enter the food supply.
The herd that's being destroyed is one of three under quarantine in Washington state because of ties to a Holstein that's known to have Mad Cow Disease.
Meanwhile, U-S-D-A officials plan to visit Mexico to discuss its ban on American beef.
It's one of more than 30 countries to halt beef imports from the U-S.
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[11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC26:37]
[GRAPHIC=Alvin NAsh]
[ENG#=3]


Alvin Nash says he will put his "problem solving skills" to work on the Roanoke city school board.
Appointed to replace Melinda Payne, Nash says he wants to work with other board members to resolve recent problems and move the school system forward.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Members of City Council interviewed four candidates, but Nash was the unanimous choice after the closed door meeting.
[SUPER=@File]


He says he plans to talk with Payne, who cited her frustrations with fellow board members and the school administration when she announced her resignation.
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[SOT 01:30:11]
[IN Q=I want to know]

((ALVIN NASH/SCHOOL BOARD APPOINTEE; I WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HER FRUSTRATIONS WERE, AND HOPE THAT I CAN WORK THROUGH SOME OF THOSE ISSUES. BUT IT'S TOUGH. I CAN SENSE THAT IT'S TOUGH ALREADY, AND I HAVEN'T BEEN SWORN IN YET.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Nash/School Board Appointee]
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[OUT Q=haven't been sworn in yet.]
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[VO-NAT]


City council members said they thought all of the school board candidates were very capable.
But Bev Fitzpatrick said he believes Nash is a skilled mediator who can help bring people together.
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[11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC59:33]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]



[ENG#=3]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The Roanoke County Supervisors have a new chairman.
Yesterday, the board elected Hollins representative Richard Flora to lead the board for the next year.
Vinton Supervisor Mike Altizer was named Vice- Chairman.
Yesterday, also marked the first meeting for Mike Wray, the Cave Spring Supervisor elected in November to succeed Fuzzy Minnix.
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[11Deer-Hunt]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC1:34:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Sharpshooters have killed nearly 50 deer inside the Roanoke City limits since October.
That's when the city began it's deer control program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


City sharpshooters have only gone on the hunt 19 times, but report seeing large numbers of deer each night.
City officials say an uncontrolled deer population can result in disease, damage to landscaping and numerous car accidents.
The program and its results will be reviewed after it wraps up on March First.
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[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[Med-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
[ENG#=1]


In medical news, Coffee may offer a dose of diabetes prevention.
Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]


(((oncam) DRINKING A CUP OF COFFEE A DAY PROBABLY WON'T KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY -- BUT SEVERAL CUPS MIGHT REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEVELOPING THE MOST COMMON FORM OF DIABETES.

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RESEARCHERS SAY MEN WHO DRANK MORE THAN SIX EIGHT-OUNCE CUPS OF CAFFEINATED COFFEE LOWERED THEIR RISK OF TYPE-2 DIABETES BY ABOUT 50-PERCENT. WOMEN REDUCED THEIR RISK BY NEARLY 30-PERCENT. BUT CRITICS SAY DIET AND EXERCISE ARE STILL THE BEST WAYS TO AVOID DIABETES. THE FINDINGS ARE IN TODAY'S ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE.//

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BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY. U.S. AGRICULTURE OFFICIALS HAVE DECIDED TO KILL 450 CALVES IN A WASHINGTON STATE HERD -LINKED- TO THE COW DIAGNOSED WITH MAD COW DISEASE. THE CALVES WILL BE SLAUGHTERED THIS WEEK AT AN UNDISCLOSED FACILITY NOT CURRENTLY IN USE. THE U-S-D-A SAYS MEAT FROM THE ANIMALS WON'T ENTER THE FOOD SUPPLY. THEY ALSO WON'T BE TESTED FOR MAD COW DISEASE SINCE IT USUALLY FAILS TO SHOW UP IN ANIMALS THAT YOUNG.//

(wipevo)

AND HERE'S ONE INSTANCE WHERE TEEN-AGERS ARE DOING EXACTLY WHAT THEIR PARENTS ARE DOING -- THEY'RE GETTING FATTER. A DANISH STUDY FOUND THAT TEENS IN THE UNITED STATES HAD HIGHER RATES OF OBESITY THAN THOSE IN 14 OTHER INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT'S BECAUSE AMERICAN TEENS CONSUME MORE FAST FOOD, SNACKS, AND SODA.//

(oncam)

AND THAT IS A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

.))
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[6-Scott]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC1:11:44]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=1]


Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean took their efforts across Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Yesterday, third district congressman Bobby Scott joined other state and local leaders in pushing Dean's campaign. Scott was recently named the state chair for the Dean campaign, and believes the country needs a leader like Dean who practices truth, not politics.
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[IN Q=that statement]

((11359 THAT STATEMENT THAT WE'RE NO SAFER TODAY THAN BEFORE SADDAM HUSSEIN.... INCREASED THE THREAT LEVEL. 1414))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bobby Scott/(D) 3rd District;]
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[OUT Q=the threat level]
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[VO-NAT]

Scott began his endorsement tour yesterday morning in Richmond and traveled to other cities, including Roanoke and Lynchburg. Virginia's Democratic presidential primary is set for February 10th.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'.
In business news, stocks rallied yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


((THE NASDAQ ENDED MONDAY AT A TWO-YEAR HIGH ...WHILE THE DOW CLOSED AT ITS BEST LEVEL IN 20-MONTHS.


THE DOW GAINED 134-POINTS...
AND THE NASDAQ WAS UP 40.


U-S CONSTRUCTION SPENDING JUMPED ONE-POINT-TWO PERCENT IN NOVEMBER, TOPPING ANALYSTS' EXPECTATIONS.
THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS SPENDING INCREASED TO A SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ANNUAL RATE OF 934-POINT-FIVE BILLION-DOLLARS FOR THE PERIOD.
CONSTRUCTION SPENDING HAS HIT NEW HIGHS IN EACH OF THE PAST FIVE MONTHS.


AMERICA'S TOP TWO AUTO-MAKERS POSTED DECLINES IN THEIR DECEMBER SALES NUMBERS.
GENERAL MOTORS...THE NATION'S LARGEST AUTOMAKER...SAYS ITS NEW CAR SALES FELL NINE PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO.
FORD SAYS ITS NEW VEHICLE SALES FIGURES FELL FOUR-PERCENT FOR THE PERIOD.


K-MART HAS REPORTED A DROP IN SAME-STORE SALES.
THE DISCOUNT RETAILER SAYS THAT, IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, SALES FOR STORES OPEN AT LEAST ONE YEAR FELL 13-POINT-FIVE PERCENT COMPARED TO A YEAR-AGO.
DESPITE THE NUMBERS, K-MART SAYS IT EXPECTS TO POST A NET INCOME FOR THE TWO-MONTHS OF MORE THAN 200-MILLION-DOLLARS AFTER INTEREST AND TAXES.
K-MART IS THE NATION'S THIRD LARGEST DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORE CHAIN.
K-MART EMERGED FROM CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION IN MAY OF 2003.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))


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[11Nudist-Camp]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-43 TC1:54:45]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]


Kids at a Virginia summer camp will have to put their clothes on if another delegate has his way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Southampton Co./June 20]


Republican Delegate Jack Reid pre-filed a bill yesterday that would outlaw camps such as the one at Whitetail Park, a nudist resort in Southeastern Virginia.
Whitetail held a weeklong summer nudist camp for 11 to 18 year olds last summer.
It was the first of its kind in Virginia and only the third "au naturel camp" for kids in the nation.
Such gatherings are legal in Virginia, even for children, as long as lewd activity is not involved.
Whitetail officials say strict bans on sexual or (la-SIVE-ious) lascivious conduct at the camp are enforced. (------------)