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7Busjacking

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


The manhunt is on in Roanoke for a teenager who hijacked a city school bus yestserday.
No one was hurt when the teen allegedly pulled a 12 inch hunting knife on the driver and forced her to take him to Salem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The incident began shortly after eight at the intersection of Cove Road and Florida Avenue, when the bus pulled up to a stop sign.
The driver, Terri Labiosa (La-biosa) had dropped off a busload of students at Westside Elementary School, but she and her nine year- old daughter endured an anxious ride into the the city of Salem.
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IN Q=He had a knife

((CHAUNCEY LOGAN/TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: HE HAD A KNIFE, BUT HE DIDN'T THREATEN, ACCORDING TO WHAT THE DRIVER TOLD ME. AND EVENTUALLY HE GOT OFF AND LEFT. THANKFULLY THINGS WORKED OUT WELL. IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE.))
SUPER=01-Chauncey Logan/Transportation Director;
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OUT Q=could have been much worse.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Police are looking for a black male about fifteen years old, who is five feet seven inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a ski cap and a "Members Only" Jacket.

7Madison-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A space heater sparked fire yesterday that killed a Madison Heights man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Yesterday;


Early in the morning neighbors reported smoke pouring from this house on Old Wrights Shop Road.
Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control quickly, but not before they discovered the body of 77- year- old George Overstreet inside.
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SOT 2:48:29
IN Q=Initial call

((ASST. CHIEF LEE DAY/MONELISON V.F.D.: INITIAL CALL WAS THERE, WE HAD POSSIBLY A PERSON IN THE STRUCTURE. UPON INITIAL ENTRY BY THE ATTACK TEAM, THEY FOUND THE VICTIM AS THEY WERE EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE.)) ((INVEST. LINDY INGE/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: APPARENTLY HE HAD A SMALL ELECTRIC SPACE HEATER IN THE KITCHEN UNDER THE KITCHEN TABLE AND FROM ALL INDICATIONS THAT'S WHERE THE FIRE STARTED.))
SUPER=01-Asst. Chief Lee Day/Monelison V.F.D.; :00
SUPER=01-Invest. Lindy Inge/Amherst Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :07
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OUT Q=where the fire started.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say Overstreet died of smoke inhalation.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


They believe paper and debris piled near the heater may have started the fire.

7VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=VMI


The highest court in the country will decide the fate of VMI.
Ellen Qualls has this report on the U.S. versus the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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SOT
IN Q=Trimble
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-Trimble Bailey/VWIL Student; :03
SUPER=@file; :10
SUPER=@Gilmore; :22
SUPER=01-Marsha Greenbacker/Nat. Women's Law Center; :38
SUPER=01-Deval Patrick/U.S. Asst. Attorney General; :49
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=News 7 Richmond


(( Trimble Bailey of Roanoke was in the court.
sot 11:45:08

((TRIMBLE BAILEY/VWIL STUDENT: I DIDN'T GO TO VWIL BECAUSE I COULDN'T GO TO VMI. I WENT TO VWIL BECAUSE I LIKE VWIL. WHETHER OR NOT VMI IS CO-ED.))
RUNS=:07


All sides admit V-WIL is NOT VMI.
But some justices asked, what about those women who want the intense, adversarial experience of the VMI rat line?
sot 11;46;07

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: THE QUESTION IS DOES THE CONSTITUTION DEMAND THAT THERE BE CO-EDUCATION IN EVERY INSTANCE? AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTITUTION DOESN'T DEMAND THAT.))
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If women were admitted, Gilmore and VMI's attorney say it wouldn't be the same place -- wouldn't produce the same result.
SOT 11:35:16

((MARSHA GREENBACKER: WHEN IT ACCEPTS WOMEN AND I BELIEVE IT WILL, IT WILL LOOK BACK AND SAY AFTER ALL IT HAS BECOME A STRONGER INSTITUTION AS A RESULT. ITS METHODS OF TEACHING CAN SURVIVE.))
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SOT 11:30:53

((DEVAL PATRICK/U.S. ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF WHAT I SOMETIMES REFER TO AS THE CHICKEN LITTLE SYNDROME ABOUT THIS CASE. THE SKY WILL NOT FALL IF WOMEN ARE ADMITTED TO VMI.))
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TACK ON STANDUP HERE TO END ((THE FATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S THE CITADEL AWAITS THE OUTCOME FOR VMI. A RULING IS EXPECTED BY LATE JUNE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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7school-Delays


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=School Information


Due to remaining snow and ice, we have a few school announcements to make. take board
Henry County schools are one hour late, and Pittsylvania County is one hour late.
Bedford County Schools are ON TIME, but will be using snow routes.
Also, Dublin Middle School will be closed today due to a break in a water main.

7Weather


ANCHOR=eMelanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now to weather -
Scattered showeres this morning, with clouds throughout the day.
Expect temperatures near 50 degrees.

55North-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=NONE


Memorial services will be held tomorrow for Grayson Hooper, the North Cross student who died Monday during wrestling practice.
But as his family and friends continue to mourn, Hooper's death has meant NEW hope for MANY people.
He was a TISSUE donor-- a form of donation that can help up to 125 people.
The procedure can supply corneas, it can help burn victims, and is also used in orthopedic and neurological surgeries.
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VO-NAT


A Medical Examiner says the 18-year old had a tumor on his heart that was blocking the flow of blood.
The condition is known as atrial (Mix-oma) myxoma.
SUPER=@File;


Hooper was a captain of the North Cross Football team.
He died about 45 minutes after a short run around the school's indoor track.
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55Layne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Billy Layne


The man convcited of killing 11-year- old Phadra Carter will continue to serve his two life terms.
The state appeals court has upheld Billy Layne's conviction and sentence.
Layne's lawyer had tried to convince the court that he was convicted of abduction- with intent to defile, BASED ON HEARSAY.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./1993;


The girl's mother had recounted a story Layne told her about the abduction and rape of a young girl.
"Layne could have concocted the entire story," said the appeals court, "and the RELEVANCE would be the same: that this thought was on his mind" around the time of the crime.
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55Frizzelle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Frizzelle


There won't be a jury trial for a former Halifax pastor charged with fraud.
Just hours before his trial was to begin, Jonathan Frizzelle pleaded NO contest to 13- counts against him.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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IN Q=45- year old
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles King/Local United Methodist Sup.; :17
SUPER=@Greenbacker; :51
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:15
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.


((45- year old Jonathan Frizzelle was pastoring at two Halifax County churches when he was arrested by police last Spring.
News of the charges were a shock to church members-- who had no idea Frizzelle had a criminal record.
Months later, church officials are still coping.
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SOT
IN Q=Bills are

((CHARLES KING/LOCAL UNITED METHODIST SUPERINTENDENT:BILLS ARE STILL COMING IN, WE ARE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE WITH MOST OF THEM NOW, BUT WE HAVE SPENT APPROXIMATELY 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TRYING TO HELP THE CHURCH RECOVER. ))
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OUT Q= the church recover.


Frizzelle was arrested on a variety of charges.
Authorities say he would take out loans to buy vehicles and expensive lawn mowers.
Police say he violated the law because he would sell the items without notifying or paying the bank.
A fellow minister and a used car salesmen were among his victims.
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SOT
IN Q=I THINK

((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: I THINK THAT ONCE EVERYTHING'S SAID AND DONE WE WILL PROBABLY FIND THAT DURING HIS TENURE HERE HE DEFRAUDED VARIOUS INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTIONS OF AMOUNTS THAT PROBABLY WOULD EXCEED 150-THOUSAND. ))
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OUT Q=150-THOUSAND.


Greenbacker says federal investigators are still working on a separate investigation.
He says authorities have evidence which indicates Frizzelle altered his father's death certificate to read as his own, in order to collect credit life insurance-- which would have paid off his debts.
No charges have been filed yet regarding that case. Teresa Hamilton, News 7. ))

55school-Delays


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=School Information


Due to remaining snow and ice, we have a few school announcements to make. take board
Pittsylvania County schools are one hour late.
Henry County schools are also one hour late.
Bedford County Schools are ON TIME, but will be using snow routes.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Also, Dublin Middle School will be closed today due to a break in a water main.

55Weather


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Taking a look now at the weather -
Widely scattered showeres are expected throughout the morning.
The day will remain cloudy with temperatures near 50 degrees.
Rain is likely tonight - lows in the 40.
For tomorrow, rain will be heavy at times, but should end by the afternoon.

8SchoolBus


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#edit of 96-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


The teenager who hijacked a city school bus is still at large this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


No one was hurt yesterday when the teen allegedly pulled a 12 inch hunting knife on the driver and forced her to take him to Salem.
The incident began shortly after eight a.m. at the intersection of Cove Road and Florida Avenue, when the bus pulled up to a stop sign.
The driver, Terri Labiosa (La-biosa) had dropped off a busload of students at Westside Elementary School, but she had her nine year- old daughter with her.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Police are looking for a black male about fifteen years old, five feet seven inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.
He was wearing a ski cap and a "Members Only" Jacket.

8Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#edit of 95-107
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A space heater caused the fire that killed an elderly Madison Heights man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Yesterday;


The fire broke out yesterday at a house on Old Wrights Shop Road.
Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control quickly, but not before they discovered the body of 77- year- old George Overstreet inside.
Authorities say Overstreet died of smoke inhalation.
They believe paper and debris piled near the heater started the fire.
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8VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=VMI


The supreme court will decide the fate of Virginia Military Institute.
Ellens Qualls reports on what may be the final battle for publicly supported single sex education.
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SOT
IN Q=Trimble
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-Trimble Bailey/VWIL Student; :03
SUPER=@file; :10
SUPER=@Gilmore; :22
SUPER=01-Marsha Greenbacker/Nat. Women's Law Center; :38
SUPER=01-Deval Patrick/U.S. Asst. Attorney General; :49
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:00
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=News 7 Richmond


(( Trimble Bailey of Roanoke was in the court.
sot 11:45:08

((TRIMBLE BAILEY/VWIL STUDENT: I DIDN'T GO TO VWIL BECAUSE I COULDN'T GO TO VMI. I WENT TO VWIL BECAUSE I LIKE VWIL. WHETHER OR NOT VMI IS CO-ED.))
RUNS=:07


All sides admit V-WIL is NOT VMI.
But some justices asked, what about those women who want the intense, adversarial experience of the VMI rat line?
sot 11;46;07

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: THE QUESTION IS DOES THE CONSTITUTION DEMAND THAT THERE BE CO-EDUCATION IN EVERY INSTANCE? AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE CONSTITUTION DOESN'T DEMAND THAT.))
RUNS=:11


If women were admitted, Gilmore and VMI's attorney say it wouldn't be the same place -- wouldn't produce the same result.
SOT 11:35:16

((MARSHA GREENBACKER: WHEN IT ACCEPTS WOMEN AND I BELIEVE IT WILL, IT WILL LOOK BACK AND SAY AFTER ALL IT HAS BECOME A STRONGER INSTITUTION AS A RESULT. ITS METHODS OF TEACHING CAN SURVIVE.))
RUNS=:11



SOT 11:30:53

((DEVAL PATRICK/U.S. ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THERE'S AN AWFUL LOT OF WHAT I SOMETIMES REFER TO AS THE CHICKEN LITTLE SYNDROME ABOUT THIS CASE. THE SKY WILL NOT FALL IF WOMEN ARE ADMITTED TO VMI.))
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TACK ON STANDUP HERE TO END ((THE FATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S THE CITADEL AWAITS THE OUTCOME FOR VMI. A RULING IS EXPECTED BY LATE JUNE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
RUNS=:10



8Southern-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=NONE


Southern Virginia College in Rockbridge County will close its doors this May.
The announcement came after more than one-hundred and twenty years of service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


School officials say because of financial problems the all girl's school can't meet obligations.
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SOT 01:08:26
IN Q=Unfortunately because of

((GRACE SARBER/SO. VIRGINIA COLLEGE REP.: UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF OUR FINANCIAL SITUATION, EVEN THOUGH IT HAS GREATLY IMPROVED IN THE PAST TWO YEARS HAVEN'T IMPROVED ENOUGH.))
SUPER=01-Grace Sarber/So. Virginia College Rep.;
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OUT Q=haven't improved enough.
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VO-NAT


Officials say it would take at least two-million dollars to give them any hope.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools denied them accreditation because of the lack of money.
That has students there upset.
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IN Q=I was devastated
SOT 01:13:14

((LORRAINE KLEEBERGER/STUDENT: I WAS DEVASTATED... I HEARD IT ON THE NEWS. WE DIDN'T HEAR IT FROM THE SCHOOL AND I JUST SAW IT ON THE NEWS AND IT WAS DEVASTATING. I WAS REALLY UPSET, REALLY UPSET.))
SOT 01:11:55

((AMANDA LOVEJOY/STUDENT: ITS VERY SAD BECAUSE THE SCHOOL... THERE'S A 129 YEAR TRADITION AND I THINK ITS REALLY SAD THAT ITS THE ONLY 2 YEAR COLLEGE LEFT IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Lorraine Kleeberger/Student;
SUPER=01-Amanda Lovejoy/Student;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=college left in Virginia.
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VO-NAT


With a student body of 165 these women represent 26 states and 11 foreign countries.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=eMelanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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Turning now to weather -
Scattered showeres this morning, with clouds throughout the day. Expect temperatures near 50 degrees.