[Police-Accident]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-49]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


A Roanoke County police officer was injured when his car ran off the road during a chase last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Authorities say officer J. R. Moore was chasing a black Ford Mustang headed toward Salem on Thompson Memorial Drive.
Just before 11 o-clock, the Mustang turned to get on Interstate 81 and officer Moore lost control of his cruiser as he tried to follow.
The police car ran down an embankment.
Moore was taken to an area hospital, though police wouldn't comment on his injuries.
The black Ford Mustang got away. No word on what led up to the chase.
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[PKGRegional-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC 39:06]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Roanoke County needs a new jail and is considering building one near Dixie Caverns.
But nearby residents say the project is being shoved down their throats.
As Justin McLeod discovered one county leader agrees.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Ashworth/Opposes Jail; :18]
[SUPER=01-J. C. Whitlock, Jr./Opposes Jail; :41]
[SUPER=01-Joe "Butch" Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Layman/Opposes Jail; 1:21]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]



((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN AT 23:58 SAYING "I WANT TO KNOW WHERE ELMER HODGE LIVES AND I WANT TO MOVE THE JAIL AND THE INDUSTRIAL PARK TO HIS NEIGHBORHOOD."))
The people you see this room are angry and they say you would be too if someone wanted to build a jail in your backyard.
[SOT 12:49:49]
[IN Q=Yes, I was angry]

((RUTH ASHWORTH/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: YES, I WAS ANGRY AND I'VE KINDA GOTTEN OVER THAT NOW NOW I AM DISAPPOINTED AND A LITTLE FREIGHTENED BY WHAT I HEAR.)) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=WHAT I HEAR]


She's freightened over Roanoke County's plans to build a regional jail near Dixie Caverns.
The county looked at a dozen sites, before selecting two parcels located close together near West River Road.
Nearby residents dont want it in their neighborhood but say it's more than that.
[SOT 12:51:21]
[IN Q=I think the county]

((J.C. WHITLOCK JR./ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: I THINK THE COUNTY HAS RAILROADED US. THIS HAS BEEN DONE UNDERHANDED. THEY ARE GOING TOO FAST WITH THIS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=TOO FAST WITH THIS]


That's because residents only found about the plan last week and the county may vote on the sites next week.
The Supervisor who represents that area agrees the process is moving too fast.
[SOT 12:48:17]
[IN Q=They're asking]

((BUTCH CHURCH/BOARD OF SUPERVISOR: THEY'RE ASKING ME QUESTIONS THAT THIS BOARD MEMBER DIDN'T EVEN KNOW AND WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU AND I AM SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE COUNTY AND I AM GETTING INFORMATION THAT PEOPLE ON THE STREET HAVE KNOWN FOR SIX WEEKS, THAT BOTHERS THE HECK OUT OF ME.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=out of me]


The county is holding a community meeting Tuesday night to answer questions.
Monday night, about a 100 opponents gathered to discuss how to fight the project.
The consensus? Delay the vote.
[SOT 12:53:28]
[IN Q=Nobody wants it]

((CINDY LAYMAN/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: NOBODY WANTS IT IN THEIR BACKYARD, I KNOW WE DON'T BUT THE MAIN THING IS THAT THEY NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND LET'S STOP AND LOOK AT THIS SERIOUSLY.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=AT THIS SERIOUSLY]
[SOT ]
[IN Q=The community]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE COMMUNITY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT AT THE SALEM CIVIC CENTER, BEGINNING AT SIX O'CLOCK. THE COUNTY IS THEN SCHEDULED TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED SITES AT ITS DECEMBER 7TH MEETING. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[11Lynchb

urg-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Lynchburg police are looking for the man who allegedly shot a cab driver over the weekend.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE JOHNSON FS]
Officers say it was 21 year old Desuan Steven Johnson of Lynchburg who shot the cab driver early Sunday Morning.
Officers aren't sure where Johnson is, but say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


The cab driver-- 51 year old James Marshall Crawford-- was shot twice as he ran from his vehicle at the intersection of Fifteenth and Grace Streets.
Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.

[Ebersol-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


A positive I-D is expected today on a body found under the wreckage of a plane carrying Dick Ebersol and two of his sons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montrose, CO;]


The body matches the description of his youngest son-- who'd been missing since the plane went down Sunday in Colorado.
Doug Percival was working nearby when he saw the plane skid off the runway and burst into flames.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I seen that Dick was still breathing..]
[SUPER=02-Doug Percival/Crash Witness;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=please help me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ebersol, his oldest son, and the co- pilot all survived the crash.
Two crew members were killed.
The N-T-S-B is investigating why the plane crashed before it got off the ground.
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[VOB-Bush-Canada]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]
[ENG#=4]


Today President Bush embarks up on his first official trip to Canada.
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[VO-NAT]


The goverment has put more police on the job, anticipating thousands of protestors.
U-S -- Canadian relations grew cold over trade disputes and the war in Iraq.
Bush is hoping to patch things up during the two day trip.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There is not]

((PIERRE PETTIGREW/CANADIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER: THERE IS NOT ONE ASPECT OF LIVES OF CANADIANS THAT IS NOT EFFECTED BY SOLID PARTNERSHIP WITH U-S. ))
[SUPER=01-Pierre Pettigrew/Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister;]
[RUNS=:07] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=partnership with the U-S/]
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[VO-NAT]


When Bush meets with Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, security and trade will top the agenda.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It will be an]

((SCOTT MCCLELLAN/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: IT WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD UPON OUR SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS TO FIGHT TERRORISM AND ENHANCE THE SECURITY OF OUR TWO COUNTRIES WHILE EXPANDING TRADE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. ))
[SUPER=01-Scott McClellan/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:10] (estimated bite runs time)
[OUT Q=economic opportunity.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite their recent differences, the U-S and Canada share the world's largest trading partnership..
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[11Tech-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-40 TC1:11:50]
[GRAPHIC=VT/Miami]
[ENG#=1]

There's something in the air in Blacksburg this week.. Hokie fever.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Tech plays Miami this Saturday for sole ownership of the ACC title and a BCS bowl bid. Fans around the area are already showing their Hokie pride with signs. Souvlaki (sue-vla-key) in Blacksburg even has a grave already marked for Miami in its famous Tech Graveyard display.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT: 20:54:00 ]
[IN Q=Oh everybody ]

((MIKE BUCHANAN: OH EVERYONE LOVES IT.. IT'S ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY DO GOING TO A GAME. THEY STOP BY AND LOOK AT THE GRAVEYARD TO SEE IF THERE'S COMMENT. OR TO SEE IF WE BURIED THE OPPONENT. BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER THE GAME. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike Buchanan/Souvlaki Owner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=after the game.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season]

The team will leave Lane Stadium for Miami around 10:30 Friday morning. Fans are already planning to have a big send off.
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[Marketwatch]


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


In business news, Sirus satelitte radio will air the men's N-C-A-A basketball tournament.
And, Walmart cuts its Novemeber sales forecast.
Marcella Palmer has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]


((THE BATTLE TO ATTRACT NEW SUBSCRIBERS THROUGH PERSONALITIES AND SPORTS PROGRAMMING CONTINUES BETWEEN SATELLITE RADIO COMPANIES... THIS TIME SIRIUS SIGNS A DEAL TO AIR THE MEN'S NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ACTION THROUGH 2007.
READERS OF MARTHA STEWART LIVING MAGAZINE ARE APPARENTLY UNFAZED BY HER LEGAL TROUBLES... SUBSCRIBER RENEWALS ARE 19-PERCENT BETTER THAN THE MAGAZINE INDUSTRY AVERAGE. THIS MIGHT HELP ENCOURAGE THE RETURN OF ADVERTISERS WHO PULLED OUT DURING THE STOCK TRADING SCANDAL. CIRCULATION REMAINS AT 2.3 MILLION.
U-S STOCKS ENDED MONDAY MIXED, AMID CONTINUING CONCERN THAT A WEAK DOLLAR COULD SPARK HIGHER INTEREST RATES IN A BID TO KEEP FOREIGN INVESTORS. THE DOW ENDED THE DAY DOWN 46... THE NASDAQ ENDED THE DAY UP 4. CRUDE-OIL CLOSED AT IT'S HIGHEST LEVEL IN ALMOST 4-WEEKS, JUST BELOW 50 DOLLARS A BARREL...
CITING DISAPPOINTING BLACK FRIDAY SALES,WAL-MART CUT ITS NOVEMBER SALES FORECAST BY MORE THAN HALF... BUT THE RETAIL SECTOR AS A WHOLE SHOWED HOLIDAY SPENDING TOPPED PROJECTIONS.
PRESIDENT BUSH TAPS KELLOGG COMPANY CEO CARLOS GUTIERREZ TO BECOME COMMERCE SECRETARY.
GOOGLE HAS A NEW BIG IDEA... ADDING VIDEO PROGRAMMING TO THE COMPANY'S SEARCH TOOLS. CNET NEWS SAYS, GOOGLE RECORDS LIVE T-V SHOWS, AND INDEXES THE CLOSED CAPTION TEXT TO CAPTURE KEYWORD DATA FOR SEARCHES.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK, I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

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


[Peterson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Peterson]
[ENG#=1]


The same jury that convicted Scott Peterson will begin considering today whether he should get the death penalty.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Earlier this month, jurors found Peterson guilty of murdering his wife Laci and their unborn child.
Peterson's lawyers requested a new jury decide the penalty phase.
The California Supreme Court rejected the request, clearing the way for the same panel to determine whether he should get life in prison or the death penalty.
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[6-L'burg-Cops]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC 1:43:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


The first corporate sponsor is on board to help Lynchburg police celebrate their bicentennial next year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


B-W-X Technologies presented Chief Charles Bennett with a check for five thousand dollars yesterday.
The money will help finance a police memorial and other activities as the department marks its 200th year of service.
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[SOT 15:29:58]
[IN Q=We think it's]

((CAPT. BRANDON ZUIDEMA/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT. IT'S 200 YEARS OF A LONG HISTORY AND A PROUD HISTORY, SO WE'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE THAT. AND WE THINK THAT WE CAN PARTNER WITH THE COMMUNITY AND WHETHER IT'S CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS LIKE B-W-X TECHNOLOGIES OR INDIVIDUALS DOING BRICK PURCHASES FOR EITHER A HUNDRED OR 500 DOLLARS TO GO INTO THE WALKWAY.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Brandon Zuidema/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=go into the walkway.]
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[VO-NAT]


Plans call for a granite memorial and walkway in front of the public safety building.
Officers also will be issued a special bicentennial badge to wear next year.
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[11Falling-Spring]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC1:03:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


The Commonwealth of Virginia is now the proud owner of a natural wonder near Covington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]

Yesterday, MeadWestvaco donated Falling Spring and its surrounding property to the Virginia State Park system. Unlike most falls in the Commonwealth that are cascades or slides, Falling Spring is a drop of about 150-feet "off an overhanging ledge." It's one of the most visited sites in the Alleghany Highlands, and officials say the donation is a big step toward increasing the area's recreation and tourism.
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(kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM] [Biz-Brief]


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


In business news, investors eye Black Friday results. Walmart didn't do as well as expected on the big holiday shopping day. And Apple computer shares got a boost. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]


(( STOCKS CLOSED MIXED MONDAY. THE DOW INDUSTRIALS LOST 46-POINTS. AS THE NASDAQ ADDED NEARLY FIVE. THE MARKETS CAREFULLY WATCHED THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING MARATHON THAT KICKED OFF THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING -- KNOWN AS BLACK FRIDAY. THE NATIONAL RETAIL FEDERATION REPORTS 86-MILLION AMERICANS MADE 133-*MILLION* SHOPPING TRIPS OVER THE WEEKEND, SPENDING 22-POINT-EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS. AND DATA FROM SHOPPERTRAK, WHICH TALLIES SALES RESULTS, SHOWED BLACK FRIDAY SALES ROSE NEARLY 11-PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR. BUT A BLACK CLOUD HANGS OVER BLACK FRIDAY. WAL-MART --THE WORLD'S LARGEST RETAILER -- SAID ITS SALES LAST WEEK, INCLUDING BLACK FRIDAY, DID NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS. AND IT LOWERED ITS FORECAST FOR THE MONTH. THE COMPANY NOW EXPECTS NOVEMBER SALES AT ITS U-S STORES OPEN AT LEAST A YEAR TO RISE ONLY SEVEN-TENTHS OF A PERCENT, COMPARED TO LAST NOVEMBER'S SALES. WAL-MART RELEASES THE FINAL NOVEMBER FIGURES ON THURSDAY. SHARES FELL NEARLY FOUR-PERCENT ON MONDAY. AND SHARES OF APPLE COMPUTER ROSE SIX-PERCENT. THAT'S AFTER INVESTMENT BANKS MERRILL LYNCH AND U-B-S RAISED THEIR PRICE TARGETS FOR THE COMPANY'S SHARES, BASED ON SOLID SALES OF APPLE'S I-POD DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER. WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE. ))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11County-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A 5-year old boy has died after being injured in accident. Police say it happened around two o-clock Sunday afternoon on Thompson Memorial Drive in Roanoke County. Officers say 31-year-old Glovern Ray Phipps of Salem ran his pickup truck off the right side of the road and hit an embankment. Phipps' five-year-old son Ryan Danson Phipps, was taken to the hospital yesterday morning, where he later died. Phipps was arrested for D-U-I. Officers say he could face more charges.

[Paws-Claws]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Paws and Claws]
[ENG#=2]

[NOTE ANCHOR TAG]
There's controversy over a routine vaccine for pets. pet.
Some veterinarians say there's a chance that giving the rabies vaccine annually could cause cancer in some animals.

(++++++++)

[Take FS Paws and Claws]
In this week's "Paws and Claws" segment we'll meet a cat owner who wishes someone had warned her about the risks.
Joel Thomas reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Hand/Muffin's Owner; :05]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Wilson/Veterinarian; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Joel Thomas/Reporting; 1:38]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=paying a terrible price.]

(( MEET MUFFIN. TODAY IS MUFFIN'S BIRTHDAY BUT IT IS NOT A HAPPY BIRTHDAY. he's six years old today and it will also be the last day of his life. MUFFIN HAS A TUMOR. A CANCEROUS GROWTH RIGHT ON THE SPOT WHERE HE GOT A VACCINE SHOT. When they told me it was a rabies vaccine that gave my cat cancer it was like a kick in the gut because I felt like I had just basically signed my cat's death warrant. i did what I was supposed to do to take care of him and gave him cancer in the process. my mouth just fell open. nobody told me any different. are you smiling? .CAN ONLY COMFORT HER CAT IN THE LAST MINUTES BEFORE HE'S PUT TO SLEEP. VETERINARIANS ARE IN THE THROWS OF A DEBATE. THE ANIMALS NEED THE VACCINATIONS. BUT THE VACCINATIONS -- IN RARE CIRCUMSTANCES -- CAN HAVE SUCH A DEADLY SIDE EFFECT. how're you doing, hmm? WHICH LEAVES VETS LIKE MARK WILSON IN THE MIDDLE. THERE'S STILL DEBATE ABOUT WHY THE SHOTS CAUSE TUMORS. OF COURSE, THE EASIEST WAY TO LOWER THE RISK IS TO GIVE YOUR ANIMAL FEWER INJECTIONS. BUT THERE HASN'T BEEN ENOUGH RESEARCH TO SEE HOW INFREQUENTLY THOSE SHOTS SHOULD BE GIVEN. Years ago, when the vaccines were first coming out, the idea was to make sure everybody is covered and everybody gets the same vaccine, the same frequency. And we're finding that its wiser to identify specific needs for specific animals. AN INDOOR, OLDER CAT FOR INSTANCE, MIGHT NOT NEED ANNUAL VACCINATIONS. MIGHT NOT NEED TO RISK THE SIDE EFFECTS. AT THE VERY LEAST YOU NEED TO TALK TO YOUR VET ABOUT YOUR ANIMAL. they need to be sure to talk to their vets and talk about their pets particular health situation and get their veterinarians advice about the frequency of vaccination and which vaccinations are required. THAT WAS A CONVERSATION SUSAN DID NOT KNOW SHE SHOULD HAVE WITH HER VET. rrrrrrrr! AND NOW SHE'S PAYING A TERRIBLE PRICE. ))
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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=none]


That was Joel Thomas reporting from Dallas, Texas.
News 7 Mornin will be right back.
(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP - Paws and Claws Music Under]

[COMM] [6-VUL-Photos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC 1:20:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


It is one of Lynchburg's oldest institutions of higher learning, but most people know very little about the Virginia University of Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


As alumni gather this week, a photographic exhibit will help illustrate the historic school's early years.
It began life as a Baptist seminary for black students in 1886, and became a university eight years ago.
School leaders hope the exhibit will increase interest in the school and its ongoing renovations.
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[SOT 11:30:01]
[IN Q=How they did]

((DR. RALPH REAVIS/V.U.L. PRESIDENT: HOW THEY DID IT WITH NICKELS AND DIMES. AND WE SHOULD BE CHALLENGED IN OUR TIME WHEN WE MAKE MORE MONEY THAN ANY OTHER TIME IN OUR HISTORY, TO DO EVEN MORE TO RESTORE THE INSTITUTION AND TO PUSH IT TO HEIGHTS IT HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ralph Reavis/V.U.L. President]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=never been before.]
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[VO-NAT]


The exhibit can be found at C-J-M-W Architects at 10-30 Main Street in Lynchburg through the end of December.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [WINNER ANNOUNCE!!!]

[11Farm-Bureau]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC1:55:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

The rural vote helped Mark Warner win the governor's mansion in 2001. And political analysts say voters in rural Virginia will again play an important role in 2005. Yesterday, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore courted the state's farmers, as members of the Virginia Farm Bureau gathered at the Homestead. Joe Dashiell was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Jerry Kilgore]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00]
[SUPER=@Kilgore; :07 quick]
[SUPER=04-November 6, 2001; :33]
[SUPER=01-Robert Holsworth/VCU Political Science Professor; :42]
[SUPER=01-Tom Morris/Emory & Henry College President; :59]
[SUPER=@joe1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Hot Springs]

((Jerry Kilgore isn't afraid to paraphrase a country song, when he talks about his appeal in rural Virginia.
[SOT]
[IN Q=how I was country]

((HOW I WAS COUNTRY, BEFORE IT WAS COOL TO BE COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=in the United States.]

As members of the Virginia Farm Bureau sat down at The Homestead, Kilgore stressed his roots on a Scott County cattle and tobacco farm, and his work to end excessive regulation and taxation of Virginia farmers.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm with rural Virginia]

((I'M WITH RURAL VIRGINIA ON ISSUE AFTER ISSUE. THAT'S GOING TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=in the upcoming election.]


The rural vote made a big difference in the last election, helping to propel Democrat Mark Warner into the Governor's office.
And political analysts say the candidates understand they cannot ignore rural voters.
[SOT]
[IN Q=So a candidate]

((ROBERT HOLSWORTH: SO A CANDIDATE LIKE MARK WARNER REALIZED IN 2001 THAT HE MIGHT NOT WIN RURAL VIRGINIA, BUT HE HAD TO REDUCE THE MARGINS THAT FOLKS LIKE GEORGE ALLEN WERE WINNING IN RURAL VIRGINIA, AND WARNER WAS PRETTY SUCCESSFUL.)) ((TOM MORRIS: I THINK ATTORNEY GENERAL KILGORE HAS BIT OF AN ADVANTAGE DOWN STATE. CERTAINLY HE IS THE LOCAL FAVORITE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. HE'S FROM A RURAL AREA, BUT I THINK THE DEMOCRATS HAVE LEARNED THEIR LESSON AND KNOW NOT TO IGNORE RURAL AND SMALL TOWN VIRGINIA.))
[RUNS= :29]
[OUT Q=ignore rural and small town Virginia.]

[STAND-UP CLOSE]
Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine will speak to Farm Bureau members by teleconference on Wednesday morning.
Political analysts say they're confident his strategy will also include a strong appeal to Virginia's rural voters.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Hot Springs))