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7Amherst-Body

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# NONE
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


An autopsy will be performed today on the body of a woman found this week in Amherst County.
She was identified yesterday as 25-year-old Robin Burge of Lynchburg.
Two deer hunters discovered the body along a riverbank near Galt's Mill.
Police say Burge suffered a wound to her upper body - they are treating the death as homicide.

7Tennessee-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of 95-94 (Bristol Ax)
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Three teen-agers charged in the death of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy have a date in Juvenile Court today in Bristol, Tennessee.
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The 15 year olds are charged with first-degree murder, theft of more than ten-thousand dollars, felony evading arrest and felony possession of cocaine.
Police began chasing their van Wednesday in Bristol, Virginia.
One of the teens grandmother lives there and police the yourhs may have been trying to get to her house after running away from Florida.
The police pursuit ended in Sullivan County, Tennessee, where the deputy died after the teen's van rammed his cruiser.
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7Wine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER= nle
TAPE#=edit of 95-28
GRAPHIC=business news


While many farmers across the country are suffering from the dry summer weather, Virginia wine growers are celebrating.
The drought like conditions have produced a grape crop that could bring in millions for the state's wine makers.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co./File Tape;


The state Agriculture Department says this year's large crop should produce more than three million dollars worth of grapes.
David Morrisette of the Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd County says the harvest looks like the best ever.
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7Toys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 95-93
GRAPHIC=none


The busiest buying season of the year kicks off today, but retailers aren't quite sure how big it's going to be.
Even toy manufacturers are concerned.
The toy industry doesn't have a blockbuster product this holiday season, and worry that toy sales could flounder.
Meantime, if you do plan to purchase some toys today News 7's Connie Stevens has a few tips on making sure that toy safe, fun and even educational?
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(( Pediatricians say the top priority when selecting toys is SAFETY-- avoid small toys that can be swallowed, or those with small parts attached.
Beginning in infancy, babies need toys that teach them to hold and shake-- often colorful toys that make sounds. ((DR. MARK MCBRIDE/PEDIATRICIAN: IN THE ONE TO THREE YEAR AGE GROUP WE LIKE TO CHOSE TOYS THAT SUGGEST INTERACTION. TOYS THAT WILL PROMOTE INTERACTION OF THE CHILD WITH OTHER CHILDREN. THINGS LIKE BOOKS, PUZZLES WITH LARGE PIECES, ANY THING ELSE YOU CAN FIND THAT WOULD SUGGEST OR PROMOTE INTERACTION., EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS ARE HELPFUL, SING-A-LONGS.AND YOU ALSO WANT TO CHOSE TOYS AND VIDEOS THAT SORT OF PROMOTE VOCALIZATION.)) ((THE FOUR TO TEN YEAR AGE GROUP IS A DIFFICULT AGE GROUP, AND THOSE CHILDREN JOIN THE MORE EDUCATIONAL AND THINKING TOYS. THEY CHOSE THINGS LIKE, AGAIN EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS, SOME CHILDREN HAVE A COMPUTER SO COMPUTER GAMES THAT ENCOURAGE THINKING, NOT JUST SEDENTARY LIKE THINKING IN FRONT OF THE TV. I WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND GETTING AWAY FROM VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION AND CHOOSING TOYS THAT DO NOT FOCUS ON THAT.))
For older children, music, as well as sports and outdoor equipment are usually big hits.
For whatever age group, is important to follow the recommend age listing.
And-- plan your purchases, rather than spending it all on inappropriate impulse items.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

7weather


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WRITER=nle
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Turning now to weather -
Today will be sunny and mild with highs in the the 40s.
Tonight, expectd cold temperatures - lows will dip into the 20s.

55Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cuitn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# NONE
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


The body of a Lynchburg woman has been identified.
25-year-old Robin Burge was found dead in the Galt's Mill section of Amherst County Wednesday.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Police say they are treating Burge's death as a homicide.


55Harvard-Student


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-98
GRAPHIC=None


A young Roanoke woman is home from College for the Thanksgiving holiday.
That may not seem so unusual except for the fact Theresa Robertson is attending Harvard University on a full scholarship.
Joe Dashiell caught up with her, and files this report.
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(( ((IT'S GONE BEYOND ANYTHING I COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE. WHEN I FIRST SAW IT I WAS AMAZED THAT WAS WHERE I WAS GOING TO BE.))
Theresa Robertson may have been amazed by her first look at the Harvard campus, but she wasn't fazed by it.
Now home with her family for a few days, the William Fleming graduate says she is enjoying the challenges of college life. ((EVERYTHING THAT I'VE LEARNED HERE HAS BEEN APPLICABLE TO THE CLASSES I'M TAKING, LIKE THE WRITING INSTRUCTION THAT I GOT, HAS BEEN GREAT FOR MY EXPOSITORY WRITING CLASS AND ALL MY CHEMISTRY THAT I LEARNED HAS BEEN CARRIED OVER AND EVERYTHING'S GOING REALLY WELL. I FEEL REALLY PREPARED FOR WHAT I'M DOING.))
When Robertson said her goodbyes and set out for Harvard in September, she wasn't expecting to return for Thanksgiving, but the generosity of an anonymous donor allowed her to fly home for the holiday.
And it's a gift her family appreciates. ((PENNY ROBERTSON/THERESA'S MOTHER: EVERY TIME SHE CALLS IT HAS BEEN SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND THE MORE SHE CALLS, THE MORE WE HEARD ABOUT WHAT SHE DID, WE GOT A LITTLE BIT MORE RELAXED AND A LITTLE BIT MORE RELAXED EACH TIME, SO NOW IT'S NOT QUITE SO DIFFICULT TO HAVE HER GO BACK.))
Not quite so difficult, but Penny Robertson says it will be hard to say goodbye, when her daughter returns to Harvard on Sunday.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

55Water-Break


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 95-97
GRAPHIC=None


Some Roanoke city and county residents will have to continute to boil their tap water, at least for another day or two.
Public Works' officials say that's how long it will take to clear up the problem of murky water.
Officials say the Brownish water is the result of heavy water use.
Apparently iron deposits in the pipes are causing the brownish color.
Residents with discolored water should boil it before using it.
Some residents are also reporting low pressure as well.

55Skiing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=edit of 94-95 & 95-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Now that thanksgiving is over it's time to hit the slopes.
Virginia skiers will be happy to know that tomorrow Massanutten Resort will to open one of its beginners slopes, -- marking the start of the state's ski season.
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SUPER=03-Nelson Co./File Tape;


Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County says it will probably open December eighth, and Bryce Resort is hoping to open December ninth.
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co./File Tape;


The Homestead resort in Hot Springs is planning a December 16th opening.
Ski resort officials say they may open earlier, weather permitting.
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55Lottery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=virginia lottery


The Virginia Lottery says it still doesn't know who won this week's 24-point-eight million-dollar Lotto jackpot.
As of late last night, no one had called the lottery to claim their winnings.
The Lottery Department will be open today in Richmond in case the winner comes forward.
The ticket was sold Tuesday at a Hampton Seven-Eleven.

55weather


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NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to weather -
Your Thanksgiving weekend is going to get off to a sunny start.
Highs today will be in the 40s.
Tonight, look for clear skies and cold temperatures - lows will reach the 20s.
Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with light winds - highs in the the upper 40s.

8Amherst-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# NONE
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


Amherst County authorities have identified the body found Wednesday near Galt's Mill.
25-year-old Robin Burge of Lynchburg was discovered along a riverbank by two deer hunters.
Police are treating her death as a homicide.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.

8Tennessee-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of 95-94 (Bristol Ax)
GRAPHIC=None


A police chase that began in Virginia Wednesday ended in Tennessee with the death of a sheriff's deputy and the arrest of three 15-year-olds.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sullivan Co., TN/Wednesday;


The teens are charged with first-degree murder, theft of more than ten-thousand dollars, felony evading arrest and felony possession of cocaine.
Police began chasing their van Wednesday in Bristol, Virginia.
One of the teens grandmother lives there and police believe they may have been trying to get to her house after running away from Florida.
The police pursuit ended in Sullivan County, Tennessee, where the deputy died after the teen's van rammed his cruiser.
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8Water-Break


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 95-97
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke officials say the brownish water coming from the tap of some City and County residents will probably continue for the next couple of days.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Public works' officials say the murky water is the result of heavy water use.
Apparently iron deposits in the pipes are causing the brownish color.
Residents with discolored water should boil it before using it.
Some residents are also reporting low pressure.
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8Toys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 95-93
GRAPHIC=none


And of course parents will be spending a lot on toys.
But how do you find the perfect gift for the little one in your life-- while making sure it's safe, fun and educational?
Health Check's Connie Stevens offers some help.
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(( Pediatricians say the top priority when selecting toys is SAFETY-- avoid small toys that can be swallowed, or those with small parts attached.
Beginning in infancy, babies need toys that teach them to hold and shake-- often colorful toys that make sounds. ((DR. MARK MCBRIDE/PEDIATRICIAN: IN THE ONE TO THREE YEAR AGE GROUP WE LIKE TO CHOSE TOYS THAT SUGGEST INTERACTION. TOYS THAT WILL PROMOTE INTERACTION OF THE CHILD WITH OTHER CHILDREN. THINGS LIKE BOOKS, PUZZLES WITH LARGE PIECES, ANY THING ELSE YOU CAN FIND THAT WOULD SUGGEST OR PROMOTE INTERACTION., EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS ARE HELPFUL, SING-A-LONGS.AND YOU ALSO WANT TO CHOSE TOYS AND VIDEOS THAT SORT OF PROMOTE VOCALIZATION.)) ((THE FOUR TO TEN YEAR AGE GROUP IS A DIFFICULT AGE GROUP, AND THOSE CHILDREN JOIN THE MORE EDUCATIONAL AND THINKING TOYS. THEY CHOSE THINGS LIKE, AGAIN EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS, SOME CHILDREN HAVE A COMPUTER SO COMPUTER GAMES THAT ENCOURAGE THINKING, NOT JUST SEDENTARY LIKE THINKING IN FRONT OF THE TV. I WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND GETTING AWAY FROM VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION AND CHOOSING TOYS THAT DO NOT FOCUS ON THAT.))
For older children, music, as well as sports and outdoor equipment are usually big hits.
For whatever age group, is important to follow the recommend age listing.
And-- plan your purchases, rather than spending it all on inappropriate impulse items.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Turning now to weather -
Your Thanksgiving weekend is going to get off to a sunny start.
Highs today will be in the 40s.
Tonight, look for clear skies and cold temperatures - lows will reach the Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with light winds - highs in the the upper 40s. 20s.