[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A love triangle involving church leaders triggers peaked in violence and wound up in court.
(------------)
[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT :04]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a computer virus burrows its way into the local college community.
(------------)



[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 sports - the Tech men takes their shot at UConn this evening - the Panthers don't mind if you hate them.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

And Matt Kenseth and more than 40 other teams give Las Vegas a workout for the third straight day.
(------------)


[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


That's a cold wind blowing off the ice covered snow. Bright sunshine pushes readings up a bit tomorrow.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:41:55]
[IN Q=You're the most]

((YOU'RE THE MOST VALUABLE AND WONDERFUL AND MOST ENJOYABLE AND THRILLING THING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=happened to me.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The prosecutor reads from an e-mail love-letter.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Which he says holds the motive for an attempted murder.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
[Brown]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC1:26:56]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The defendant is a woman, a 42-year old with a P-h-D.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Judy Brown is a minister. The man she attacked was her next door neighbor.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


They both served as pastors at Word of Life Four- Square Gospel Church in Salem.
[ENG#=4]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Judy Brown not]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Det. Todd Clayton/Salem Police Department; ]
[SUPER=01-Chris Kowalczuk/Brown's Attorney; ]
[SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=is Ted Smart.]

(( Judy Brown not only lived in the house next door. She moved in with Rev. Ted Smart and his wife for a time. She lived in their basement apartment. [11:24:55] ((AT WHICH TIME TOBY SMART LEFT THE BED UPSTAIRS WITH MR. SMART AND STAYED DOWNSTAIRS IN THE BASEMENT FOR APPROXIMATELY THREE WEEKS.)) [RUNS:07] The two women had met at Life Bible College in Christiansburg. Last Summer, while Ted Smart's wife was away, Judy Brown broke in and attacked Rev. Smart from behind with a crow bar.
He told police she struck him three times, but that he managed to deflect the third blow to the side of his head. [11:19:33] ((AT WHICH POINT MR. SMART SAID HE TACKLED MS BROWN, KNOCKED HER AGAINST THE POOL TABLE, TOOK THE PRY BAR AWAY.)) [RUNS:06] She says she doesn't remember it. [11:11:40 OR 11:12:15] ((GUILTY BY ALFORD PLEA.)) She pled guilty without admitting her guilt... accepting only that the prosecution has the evidence to prove she's guilty. Her lawyer believes she may have a condition known as Trans Global Amnesia. [11:52:10] ((PEOPLE CAN BE INVOLVED IN THINGS AND THE REGULAR MEMORY IMPRINT IS NOT LAID DOWN.)) [RUNS:06] He's going to have her examined by psychiatrist before sentencing. [11:42:05] ((I'M TOTALLY AND SO DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH YOU....)) [RUNS:03] The prosecutor read from Judy Brown's e-mails to Toby Smart to bolster his theory that Brown, at least, was plotting to get rid of Rev. Smart so the two women could make a life together. [11:43:20] ((I AM SO READY TO BE WITH YOU. I GET BUTTERFLIES JUST THINKING ABOUT IT. I LOVE YOU.)) [RUNS:04] [11:54:52] ((SHE'S SPEAKING OF: "US," "OUR HOME," US BEING TOGETHER." THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN THAT IN THIS LADY'S MIND IS TED SMART.)) [RUNS:09]))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Judy Brown faces a possible life sentence for "breaking and entering with intent to commit murder while armed with a deadly weapon." The Smarts are still together... or were as of this morning.

[Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC26:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Police have arrested a man they believe is behind a string of bank robberies in Southside.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

34-year-old Gregory Young of Greensboro was charged in connection with a robbery this morning at the Fidelity Bank in Collinsville.
[SUPER=03-Collinsville;]

Officers say Young entered the bank around ten o'clock and pointed a gun at one of the tellers, demanding money. Police arrested Young about an hour later, after they spotted his car at a gas station on Route-58. Investigators believe Young is the same man who robbed two other banks just days ago in Danville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:09]
[IN Q=at this time]

((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THERE IS A CONNECTION. WE'RE LOOKING INTO THAT AT THIS TIME WITH THE DANVILLE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=further investigation]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Officers say they found a b-b-gun and some money inside Young's car. He is being held without bond in the Henry County jail.
(------------)



[Giles-Pastor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC45:48]
[GRAPHIC=Roger Holcomb]
[ENG#=2]


The children accusing a former Giles County pastor of molesting them will have to face him in court.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./October 2003]


A judge today ruled the 5-kids, ranging in age from seven to 13, will testify in open court, but closed circuit television will be ready in case there are problems.
52-year old Roger Holcomb, a former pastor at Pembroke Church of God, faces 7-counts of aggravated sexual battery and 4-counts of indecent liberties with a minor.
The judge also ruled that statements made by Holcomb to police will be allowed for now.
The court will try to seat a jury in Giles County for the February trial.
(------------)



[Atlantic-Mutual]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-52 tc1:08:33]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]
[ENG#=3]


Dozens of people employed at a Roanoke County insurance company this morning are now looking for new jobs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Atlantic Mutual today laid off 70 workers from its facility on Electric Road. The company is selling 450-million dollars worth of renewal premiums to OneBeacon Insurance and says the layoffs are part of the related restructuring. The cuts make up the fourth round of layoffs in the past two years. Employees say they felt the changes coming.
(///// SOT AT :20 /////)
[SOT 10:52:55 - 10:53:04 ]
[IN Q=Somebody else was saying, it's really a relief...]

((REPORTER: SOMEBODY ELSE WAS SAYING, IT'S REALLY A RELIEF. SANDY BOND/FORMER ATLANTIC MUTUAL EMPLOYEE: IT IS. IT IS. BECAUSE OF THE UNCERTAINTY FOR SO LONG. YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING WITH THE COMPANY AND SO...))
[SUPER=01-Sandy Bond/Former Atlantic Mutual Employee; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=know what was happening with the company and so...]
(------------)

[VO NAT :12] Laid off workers have been offered severance packages. Some will be also be offered jobs with OneBeacon no later than March first. A spokesman says the changes at Atlantic Mutual may not be over.
(------------)



[Tech-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC1:42:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A world-wide computer virus has spread to the New River Valley.
Several strains of the so-called "My Doom" virus shut down a major server on the Virginia Tech campus this week.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with that story. Rachel?
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith, The computer bug is wreaking havoc with e-mail servers around the world and it appears even Tech's computers couldn't keep from getting ill.
[ENG#=4]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Five different strains of the MyDoom virus have shut down the student's e-mail server.
At least 30-thousand accounts are affected including those for alumni and some faculty.
The virus poses as a legitimate computer message error... like returned e-mail. But when you open it, the virus opens your personal address book and starts sending e-mails very quickly to all the people it can find.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT:2:18:00 ]
[IN Q=We're probably]

((BILL SANDERS:WE'RE PROBABLY SEEING 10 TO 20 TIMES THE NORMAL AMOUNT OF MAIL, THIS IS ON THE MAIL SERVER THAT MOST OF OUR STUDENTS ARE ON. WHAT THAT MEANS IS MAIL GETS SLOW AND THEN AS THE SYSTEM FILLS UP IN CAN'T OPERATE ANYMORE AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS, BRING IT BACK UP.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Sanders/VA Tech Computing Support Manager;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=bring it back up.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tech is currently going through a back log of about 1-million e-mails to make sure none of them are infected with the virus.
(------------)
[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Tech computer experts hope to have e-mail back on-line by this evening.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel /Microwave;]


Keith, Tonight at 11:00 we'll tell you what you can do to protect your computer from bugs like this one in the future.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Roanoke police could have some extra help catching red-light runners.
Still ahead on News 7, how cameras could eventually be watching over city intersections.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And the cold, snowy weather has at least one local homeless shelter bursting at the seams.
(----------------)

[1st-Wx]
[Red-light]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC39:20]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Roanoke motorists who run red lights may soon be saying cheese.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A bill allowing cameras at the city's intersections got the green light today from the state Senate.
[ENG#=1]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Senator John Edwards introduced the bill at the request of Roanoke City Council.
[SUPER=@file;]


The measure allows Roanoke to install photo-red cameras to snap pictures of any vehicle that runs a red light.
The car's owner would then get a ticket in the mail.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:09:03]
[IN Q=I THINK PEOPLE BELIEVE WE NEED]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: I THINK PEOPLE BELIEVE WE NEED TO OBEY THE LAW. I THINK THIS IS A WAY TO ENSURE THE LAW IS BEING OBEYED. THERE ARE INSTANCES THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH WHERE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE RUNNING RED LIGHTS AND VIOLATING TRAFFIC ORDINANCES.))
[SUPER=@Edwards]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=RED LIGHTS AND VIOLATING TRAFFIC ORDINANCES.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Before the city can start the pilot project, the bill must pass the House.
Then the proposal goes to the City Council for public hearings and a vote.
(------------)


[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC51:59]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=2]


Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a Roanoke County home last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fire broke out at this home on Route 220 in Clearbrook around 7:30 PM.
The occupant told investigators he had two kerosene heaters going before the fire broke out.
The fire marshal says one of the heaters has been ruled out as the cause.
Damage estimates top nearly sixty thousand dollars.
(------------)



[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

The government wants to move the re-trial of Doctor Cecil Knox to Abingdon or Charlottesville. The judge has already indicated he wants to hear the case in Lynchburg. Prosecutors filed a motion citing what they called "the extensive publicity that surrounded this case at every stage."
They did not say why Abingdon or Charlottesville would be better than Lynchburg. The trial's set to begin April 13th.

[Grundy-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC1:32:40]
[GRAPHIC=Peter O.]
[ENG#=3]

Lawyers for the suspect in that murderous rampage at the Appalachian School of Law are asking that the trial to be moved out of Buchanan County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy/September 2003;]


Peter Odighizuwa (oh-dig-ih-ZOO'-uh) is accused of killing three people and wounding three others at the law school two years ago.
Defense attorneys for Odighizuwa argued in court today that County residents were probably more affected by the shooting than northern Virginia residents were by the sniper shootings.
Both sniper suspects had their trials moved to Hampton Roads.
The judge says he will make a decision within 30 days.
(------------)


[Wythe-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Five years after Carilion Health System purchased a 40 percent interest in Wythe County Community Hospital, the two organizations are dissolving their affiliation. The agreement takes effect on Friday.
Hospital officials say the deal will not affect patient services or employment.
Carilion physicians will remain on the hospital staff and the Carilion air ambulance, Lifeguard 10, will continue to serve the Wythe County area.
Officials say the partnership did not work out as either organization had hoped, and that the decision to end the affiliation was mutual.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Stocks tumbled after the Federal Reserve announced its decision to keep short term interest rates steady. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/141.55/10468.37/y/38.67/2077.37;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 142 points.
NASDAQ dropped 39.
[SUPER=271-i/0.87/39.85/h/0.65/55.65/h/0.48/32.27/h/0.40/78.90/i/1.50/80.50;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.35/37.16/i/0.29/22.41/i/0.10/6.86/h/0.79/64.02/i/0.43/33.76;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.08/10.30/h/0.10/45.10/i/0.21/18.43/i/0.64/22.61/i/0.19/8.21;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.01/12.11/i/1.21/72.15/i/0.32/36.76/i/0.85/46.29/i/1.16/53.27;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[College-Fund]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC1:50:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


Virginia Tech won't seek its independence from the state this year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Tech and two other universities have decided not to push for a proposal to become "chartered" Universities, citing the legislature's preoccupation with budget and tax issues.
William and Mary, U-V-A and Tech wanted the power to manage their own finances and set tuition rates.
But the schools took advice from key lawmakers and agreed to put the matter on hold until 2005 when the issue is likely to get more attention in the General Assembly.
(------------)



[Concept-One]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC1:51:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The Radford City Council has postponed a vote on a controversial plan to bring a school for troubled youth to the city.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Concept one, wants to create a private academy for about 50 at-risk students at an empty manufacturing site on Main Street. The company says it will create about 70 new jobs. Several city council members have already expressed concerns over the school and the loss of prime industrial space.
They'll now vote on the project on February 9th.
(------------)



[Rescue-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC1:34:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

A Roanoke Valley shelter is seeing more people than ever before.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Administrators say more people than ever are visiting the Roanoke Rescue mission. Last year, 700-meals a day were served.
This year that number has grown to 900. The increased demand has mission employees stretching their resources to make ends meet.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT@17:52:32:11]
[IN Q=When you're feeding..]

((LEE CLARK/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: WHEN YOU'RE FEEDING 300 TO 400 PEOPLE AT A MEAL, YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE ENOUGH THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE TO FEED FOLKS AS THEY'RE COMING THROUGH THE LINE. AND, YOU CAN BASE IT ON HOW MANY YOU HAD YESTERDAY OR LAST WEEK, BUT YOU JUST DON'T KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Lee Clark/Roanoke Rescue Mission]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=.. just don't know.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Clark says the winter weather and a poor economy are putting more people out on the street and at the mission's doorstep.
(------------)



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Tech men host the Huskies. Matt Kenseth talks about this week's preseason test in Vegas,
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

and it's beyond a rags to riches story. Panthers' return man Rod Smart, alias "He Hate Me" has made it from the XFL to the Super Bowl.
(------------)



[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-169]
[GRAPHIC=BIG EAST]
[ENG#=1]


The Virginia Tech Hokies are set to give it a go tonight against Jim Calhoun's 6th ranked Connecticut Huskies. Seth Greenberg hopes the Cassell is rocking like old times tonight as Tech tries to duplicate last season's upset of UConn.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Seth Greenberg/8 and 8 in First Year as VT Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=longer periods of time."]
(-----------------)



[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-166 157TC]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL]
[ENG#=2]

It's hard to imagine that the Super Bowl - the pinnacle of the NFL - would have anything in common with the XFL - the pits of pro football as we know it. But this week the XFL is alive in well in the Panthers' lockeroom.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]

This is the locker of Panthers' special teamer Rod Smart - alias "He Hate Me." Smart was smart enough to turn that nickname into a career.
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; ]

He has even gotten a trademark for the moniker, and he has been the center of attention in Houston this week.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=HE HATE ME...]
[SUPER=01-Julius Peppers/Carolina Defensive End; :04]
[SUPER=01-Rod Smart/Panthers Returner - "He Hate Me"; :11]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=...come this far for nothing."]
(xxxxxxxxxxx)

[GO TO PINNACLE 6351] And you can either "cheer on" - or - "Hate on" - "He Hate Me" this Sunday right here on Your Hometown Station. Pregame Super Bowl 38 coverage from Houston begins at 2pm with the kickoff set for 6:25 only on WDBJ-7.
(------------)



[S-Legs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-155 14254tc]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]
[ENG#=3]


As is often the case during Super Bowl week, the celebration must stop long enough to remember a former great.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch died this morning at the age of 80. He earned his nickname for his running style as a halfback and receiver for the Los Angeles Rams from 1949-57. His best season was 1951, when he led the NFL with 66 catches, 1,495 yards receiving and 17 touchdowns. He was elected to the hall of fame in 1968.
(------------)



[S-Vegas]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-167 26TC]
[GRAPHIC=preseason thunder]
[ENG#=4]

NASCAR's preseason thunder is again shaking things up out in Vegas tonight.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV; :00]

Today marked the third of four days of testing for more than 40 teams at the desert track. Most are anxious to judge the effects of the many changes in place this year including new tires that wear more quickly, shorter rear spoilers that decrease down force on the rear of the cars and a new body shape. All of the changes are intended to promote more passing and better racing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE TIRE...]
[SUPER=01-Matt Kenseth/Defending Nextel Cup Champion; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....ever have been before."]
(----------)
[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=PRESEASON THUNDER]

The test session wrap up in Las Vegas tomorrow.

[S-Indians]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-157 14519TC]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]
[ENG#=1]

Finally, in one of the more bizarre stories of what has already been a bizarre start to the sporting year - a pitcher in Cleveland Browns organization
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Cleveland, OH;]

held a news conference today to ask for forgiveness for appearing in a gay porn video in Japan. The pitcher, Kazuhito Tadano, who last year pitched part of the season in the Carolina League with Kinston, told reporters today is was a mistake that he regrets. Tadano was one of the top pitchers in Japanese college baseball, but after word of his video got out, no Japanese team would draft him. He will be in spring training with the Indians next month in Winter Haven.
(------------)


[Bedford-Uniform]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC06:06]
[ANCHOR=Shannon2-Shot]


Bedford may be best known for its D-Day Memorial.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But, the local museum is also home to a rare item from a different war.
[ENG#=1]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Bedford County native Thomas Kasey wore this officer's coat during his service in the War of 1812.
The uniform is one of only a handful of 1812 coats known to exist in the country.
But it's also in need of some expert repair, so museum officials hope to raise five thousand dollars to restore and preserve the coat. (------------)