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7Drug-Bust

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Cocaine Bust


A million dollar cocaine drug ring that stretched from Virginia to Miami is busted in Lexington.
Authorities say at least two of the alleged distributers were employees at Washington and Lee.
Ron Jones reports.
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IN Q=kurt russ
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 1987; :00
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Yesterday; :16
SUPER=01-Bruce Beard/Lexington Police Chief; :27
SUPER=01-Brian Shaw/W&L Public Relations; 1:00
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:20
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News 7.

(( Kurt Russ has been an Archeological Researcher at Washington and Lee since 1984.
He has supervised several digs throughout the county.
However, police say from 1990 to 1994 Russ worked with a maintenance worker and an Alumnus in distributing cocaine throughout Rockbridge County.
Their main supplier, a drug dealer from Miami, was tricked by local undercover officers to come to Lexington where he was arrested.
SOT 11:51:34

((BRUCE BEARD/LEXINGTON POLICE CHIEF: IT'S APPARENT THAT... DRUG UNDER CONTROL.))
RUNS=:12


Police say Russ' job was to set up transactions with a drug dealer in Miami and get the cocaine to the streets... and after fours years more than one million dollars worth of cocaine made its way to Rockbridge County.
Eleven of 17- suspects accused in the drug ring have been arrested--the other six are at large.
W&L officials are shocked.
SOT 14:55:55

((BRIAN SHAW/W&L PUBLIC RELATIONS: WELL, THE ADMINISTRATION... WHEN WE'VE BEEN ASKED TO COOPERATE.))
RUNS=:14


Police say Russ has been arrested and is out on bond... and the details of this unusual ring will be brought out in court.
Ron Jones, News 7.))

7Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A search continues today in Lynchburg for a bank robber.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


Just before four yesterday afternoon a gunman walked into the Co-Operative Savings Bank on Old Forest Road.
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SOT 11:03:11
IN Q=A lone gunman

((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: A LONE GUNMAN CAME INTO THE BANK, ORDERED THE TWO TELLERS THAT WERE IN THE BANK AT THE TIME ONTO THE FLOOR, GOT THE MONEY OUT OF SOME CASH DRAWERS AND FLED. SUSPECT WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING ANYWHERE FROM FIVE- SEVEN TO SIX FOOT, WEARING A BLACK SKI MASK, WITH A DARK COLORED JACKET, DARK JEANS AND BLACK COMBAT BOOTS.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=black combat boots.
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VO-NAT


The suspect fled on foot into a nearby apartment complex, where tracking dogs were unable to pick up his scent.
Anyone with information about the crime should contact the Lynchburg police department.
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7Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPEedit of #96-6
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Three Danville police officers are named in a lawsuit that alleges police brutality.
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VO-NAT


Sam Sakellaris supplied his attorney with these pictures allegedly taken the night he was arrested.
He says it all happened when he was pulled over during a traffic stop two years ago.
The suit says Officers L-M Adkins and L-R Kennedy beat Sakelleris while he was handcuffed.
The suit also says Lieutenant J-C Lewis was standing by and encouraged it.
The attorney representing Sakellaris believes Sakellaris was targeted because he was a witness to another case of alleged police brutality a number of years ago.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


According to the suit, Sakellaris was charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The charges were later dismissed.

7weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly cloudy, but a little warmer than it has been.
Temperatures will be in the upper 30s.
Tonight, sleet and freezing rain are expected.
Lows will be near 30 degrees.
Expect rain by tomorrow morning, with temperatures warming up to the mid 40s.

55Viar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Campbell County teen is facing manslaughter charges for his part in a fatal accident last month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 4;


67- year- old Betty Blackburn Campbell died when her car was struck broadside at the intersection of Wards Road and Harvard Street in Lynchburg.
Police say 19- year- old Andrew Lewis Viar ran a red light and crashed into Campbell's vehicle.
Viar has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
He was released on his own recognizance shortly after his arrest this week.
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55Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Goode


State Senator Virgil Goode hopes to make the jump from Richmond to Washington.
The Rocky Mount Democrat says he's after the Congressional seat being vacated by Representative L-F Payne.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Other Democratic lawmakers joined Goode at the Capitol News Conference yesterday where he announced his bid for the Democratic nomination.
He promised to defend Medicare, protect the district's farmers and work to control federal spending.
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SOT 06:48
IN Q=I want to take Virginia

((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D- ROCKY MOUNT: I WANT TO TAKE VIRGINIA VALUES TO WASHINGTON INCLUDED IN THOSE IS AN EFFORT TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, SO THAT MY CHILD, MY DAUGHTER, KATHRYN CAN HAVE A GOOD STATE AND A GOOD NATION.))
SUPER=@Goode;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=and a good nation.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Goode appears to have strong support from Democratic leaders, even though he angered many earlier this year.
That was when he advocated a power- sharing agreement with Republicans in the State Senate.

55Bland-Programs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A ruling handed down by a federal district judge states that Virginia does NOT have to give special mental health treatment to rapists and child molesters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bland Co./File Tape;


Judge James Turk said yesterday that the state did NOT violate the constitutional rights of 41 sex offenders when it eliminated an experimental program at Bland Correctional Center.
Inmates filed suit in March to force the state to continue the prison's Sex Offender Treatment Community.
Administration officials say the program was cut to save nearly one million dollars a year.
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55Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=education


Icy road conditions are forcing a number of school districts to again cancel classes.
For Roanoke students that's ten snow days for the school year.
School officials are now looking for ways to make up those days.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


School board members met last night--and approved three make- up dates. PRE-PRO
January 26th, which was previously listed as an inservice day-- March 15th, and Memorial Day.
Since three additional days are built into the school calendar-- that leaves FOUR to make up. PRE-PRO ENDS
School officials say they hope this will be the last unexpected winter vacation this year.
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SOT 7:00:36
IN Q=I think that

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SUPT.: I THINK THAT STUDENTS ARE READY TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL. I KNOW THAT OUR STAFF'S ARE READY, AND I HOPE THAT WE HAVE NOT MORE INCLIMATE WEATHER THAT KEEPS US OUT OF SCHOOL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City Schools Supt.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this year
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VO-NAT


Harris suggested making up three of the remaining days in April, during Spring Break.
But some board members were worried about low attendance.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The board tabled that idea until they can study the alternatives.
They'll meet again February 20th.
SS=school information


And we will continue to run the complete list of school closings throughout CBS this Morning.

55weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly cloudy, but a little warmer than it has been.
Temperatures will be in the upper 30s.
Tonight, sleet and freezing rain are expected.
Lows will be near 30 degrees.
Expect rain by tomorrow morning, with temperatures warming up to the mid 40s.

8Gunman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of gunman on 96-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


A man arrested with a gun in his car last week as he drove near the Governor's Mansion says he made a wrong turn, misunderstood police orders to stop and never meant to harm anyone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Friday;


Capitol Police say Tineen Howard of Richmond will be charged with reckless driving when he is released after psychiatric examination and treatment.
Howard says he was running errands when he made a wrong turn into Capitol Square.
He says he was trying to be helpful by telling police he had a gun in his car -- and people wrongly concluded that he was trying to assassinate Governor Allen.
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8Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Cocaine Bust


Undercover officers in Rockbridge County have busted a one- million dollar cocaine ring.
Two Washington and Lee workers are charged in the drug bust.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 1987;


Researcher Kurt Russ is charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine along with ANOTHER university employee.
Russ has been an Archeological Researcher at Washington and Lee since 19-84.
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Yesterday;


Police say from 19-90 to 19-94 Russ worked with a maintenance worker and an Alumnus in distributing cocaine throughout Rockbridge County.
Their main supplier, a drug dealer from Miami, was tricked by local undercover officers to come to Lexington where he was arrested.
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SOT
IN Q=It's apparent

((BRUCE BEARD/LEXINGTON POLICE CHIEF: IT'S APPARENT THAT WE DO HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND THE DRUG TASK FORCE HAS DONE A FINE JOB TO TRY TO BRING OUR DRUG PROBLEM UNDER CONTROL. ))
SUPER=01-Bruce Beard/Lexington Police Chief;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=under control.
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VO-NAT


Police say Russ' job was to set up transactions with a drug dealer in Miami and get the cocaine to the streets.
Eleven of 17- suspects accused in the drug ring have been arrested. The other six are still at large.
W&L officials say the administration cooperated with the investigation and are shocked with the results.
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8Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


The man who robbed a Lynchburg bank at gunpoint is on the loose this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


The robbery happened yesterday afternoon, when the gunman walked into the Co-Operative Savings Bank on Old Forest Road.
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SOT 11:03:11
IN Q=A lone gunman

((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: A LONE GUNMAN CAME INTO THE BANK, ORDERED THE TWO TELLERS THAT WERE IN THE BANK AT THE TIME ONTO THE FLOOR, GOT THE MONEY OUT OF SOME CASH DRAWERS AND FLED. SUSPECT WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING ANYWHERE FROM FIVE- SEVEN TO SIX FOOT, WEARING A BLACK SKI MASK, WITH A DARK COLORED JACKET, DARK JEANS AND BLACK COMBAT BOOTS.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=black combat boots.
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VO-NAT


He fled on foot into a nearby apartment complex, where tracking dogs were unable to pick up his trail.
Anyone with information about the crime should contact the Lynchburg police.
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8Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Goode, Virgil


State Senator Virgil Goode will run for Congress.
The Rocky Mount Democrat says he wants the seat L-F Payne is leaving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Other Democratic lawmakers joined Goode at the Capitol News Conference where he announced his bid for the Democratic nomination.
He promised to defend Medicare, protect the district's farmers and work to control federal spending.
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SOT 06:48
IN Q=I want to take Virginia

((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D- ROCKY MOUNT: I WANT TO TAKE VIRGINIA VALUES TO WASHINGTON INCLUDED IN THOSE IS AN EFFORT TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, SO THAT MY CHILD, MY DAUGHTER, KATHRYN CAN HAVE A GOOD STATE AND A GOOD NATION.))
SUPER=@Goode;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=and a good nation.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Goode appears to have strong support from Democratic leaders, even though he angered many earlier this year when he advocated a power- sharing agreement with Republicans in the State Senate.

8weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
Today is going to be mostly cloudy, but a little warmer than it has been.
Temperatures will be in the upper 30s.
Tonight, sleet and freezing rain are expected.
Lows will be near 30 degrees. 40s. Expect rain by tomorrow morning, with temperatures warming up to the mid