06:00-01

HEADLINES

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A big upset in in the Republican caucus in Louisiana.
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And a plane carrying nearly 200 goes down in the Atlantic. wx-head
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Plane-Crash


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A plane carrying 189 people crashed this morning in the Atlantic Ocean near the Dominican Republic.
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A Coast Guard spokesman in Miami says crews have spotted debris in the water.
Officials say they've spotted several life rafts, and at least eight bodies.
The Coast Guard says the downed plane was en route from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, to Gander, Newfoundland.
The plane is identified as a Boeing 757 that belonged to Alas (uh-LAHS') airlines.
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Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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In Rockbridge County, undercover officers say they busted a one million-dollar cocaine ring involving a Washington and Lee Employee.
Researcher Kurt Russ is charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine along with another university worker.
Ron Jones reports.
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SUPER=01-Bruce Beard/Lexington Police Chief; :27
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(( 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.
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((BRUCE BEARD/LEXINGTON POLICE CHIEF: IT'S APPARENT THAT... DRUG UNDER CONTROL.))
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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.
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((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.))

Bank-Robbery


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TAPE#96-7
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Lynchburg police are searching for the man who robbed a Hill City bank at GUNPOINT yesterday.
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It happened just before four, when a gunman walked into the Co-Operative Savings Bank on Old Forest Road.
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((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.))
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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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HOSTAGE


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In Hawaii, a hostage standoff ENDED yesterday with the DEATH of the gunman.
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VO-NAT
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John Miranda, a laid-off employee, returned to his company with a GUN yesterday.
He shot and wounded a supervisor, then took an employee hostage for more than six hours before police shot and killed him.
The hostage escaped with minor injuries.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

CA-FIRE


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SUPER=03-Glendale, CA/Yesterday;


California authorities say a man held in the arson deaths of seven members of his family admits that he set the fire.
George Avanesian (a-vuh-NEE'-see-uhn) has been booked for investigation of arson and murder.
Yesterday's fire killed his wife and six children.
The family recently moved to the area from Iran.
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CHILD-ABUSE


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From Chicago, a horrifying story of child abuse.
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Police have arrested a couple who they say tortured their four children for years.
The father Jerald Hall alone faces 12-hundred counts of child abuse.
Police say the children were fed a diet of fried rats and boiled roaches and were sexually abused.
The children's ages range from five to 12.
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1-Sports


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Time now for sports and the latest in college basketball.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good morning Mike.
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Flight-301


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A Boeing 7-57 carrying 189 people CRASHED this morning in the Atlantic Ocean, near the Dominican Republic.
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Coast Guard helicopters from Miami say they've spotted several life rafts, and at least eight bodies.
The plane was en route from Porta Plata to Newfoundland.
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LA-CAUCUS


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Ultra-conservative Republican Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan has pulled off an UPSET in the Lousiana caucus.
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SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;


He BEAT Texas Senator Phil Gramm, who predicted he would sweep the caucus.
Buchanan won 13-out of the 21-delegates at stake.
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((PAT BUCHANAN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:WE CAME DOWN TO OUR SECOND GREAT VICTORY HERE IN THE BAY OU COUNTRY AND NOW BUCHANAN BRIGADE TURNS NORTH AND MARCHES TOWARD THE SNOW COVERED STREETS OF IOWA. ))
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OUT Q=covered the streets of Iowa.
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VO-NAT


Only Gramm, Buchanan and Alan Keyes campaigned in Louisiana.
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The other Republican candidates chose not to participate, waiting for Monday's Iowa Caucus.

Goode


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On the campaign trail in Virginia -- 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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((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.))
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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.

Board


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Today is another day off for Roanoke City students-- bringing the number of missed days to ten.
And figuring out how to make up the snow days is no easy assignment.
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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
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((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. ))
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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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The board tabled that idea until they can study the alternatives.
They'll meet again February 20th.
SS=school information


One side note-- we are running the complete list of school closings throughout News 7 Mornin.'

2-scores


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In sports --
The 11th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies survived
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Duquesne's upset bid and won their 16th straight game at the Cassell last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Maryland/=84/North Carolina/=78//Va. Tech/=69/Duquesne/=63;
SUPER=97-Massachusetts/=73/Fordham/=47//Connecticut/=99/Providence/=77;



SUPER=96-Cleveland/=91/Boston/=73//San Antonio/109/Charlotte/102;
SUPER=96-Orlando/112/Sacramento/102//Phoenix/106/Chicago/=96;
SUPER=96-Milwaukee/114/Dallas/111//LA Lakers/=99/Denver/=78;
SUPER=96-Seattle/=99/Houston/=94;



SUPER=103-Detroit/==4/Florida/==2//Pittsburgh/==6/Boston/==5;
SUPER=103-NY Rangers/==4/NY Islanders/==2//Dallas/==5/St. Louis/==2;
SUPER=103-Calgary/==3/Ottawa/==1//Chicago/==5/Los Angeles/==2;




Two-Larry


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
A plane carrying nearly 200 goes down in the Atlantic.
U-S Coast Guard officials say bodies have been spotted in the water where the Boeing 7-57 jetliner went down, along with life rafts and debris.
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VO-NAT
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A million dollar cocaine ring is busted in Rockbridge County.
Two Washington and Lee employees have been linked to the drug distribution ring.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie

It's an upset in Louisiana. Pat Buchanan has defeated Phil Gramm to win the state's G-O-P caucuses.
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ANCHOR=Melanie

And that's what's making news on this Wednesday February 7th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Atlantic-Crash


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The Coast Guard says commercial freighters near the Dominican Republic have sighted pieces of a downed airliner that crashed early today.
A Coast Guard spokesman in Miami says ships saw wreckage, an oil slick and at least eight bodies floating around the crash scene in the Atlantic Ocean.
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A Coast Guard official in Puerto Rico says the bodies have been recovered.
He says searchers are having to contend with rain and choppy seas.
Authorities say the plane took off from the Dominican resort city of Puerto Plata late last night with as many as 189 people on board.
German officials say the flight was a tourist charter carrying passengers to Berlin and then Frankfurt.
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Cocaine-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-114
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In Rockbridge County, a Washington and Lee employee is accused of being involved in a million- dollar drug ring.
Researcher Kurt Russ is charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine along with another university worker.
Ron Jones has the story.
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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
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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.))

Danville-Police


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-6
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A Danville businessman says he was beaten by TWO local police officers while he was handcuffed.
He says a third officer ENCOURAGED it.
Sam Sakellaris, Junior makes the claim in a federal lawsuit filed last week.
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VO-NAT


Sakellaris supplied his attorney with THESE pictures allegedly taken the night of the incident.
He says it all happened when he was pulled over during a traffic stop two years ago.
The suit names Officers L-M Adkins and L-R Kennedy.
He says Lieutenant J-C Lewis was standing by.
Attorney Jane Harden says Sakellaris believes he was targeted because he was a witness to another case of alleged police brutality a number of years ago.
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SOT 15:43:57
IN Q=He spoke

((JANE HARDEN/SAKELLARIS' ATTORNEY: HE SPOKE OUT WHEN HE HAPPENED TO BE A WITNESS OF ANOTHER INCIDENT AND FOUND HIMSELF ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE DANVILLE LOCAL PAPER SOME YEARS AGO.))
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According to the suit, Sakellaris was charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The charges were later dismissed.

Bland-Programs


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A federal district judge has ruled 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;


In Roanoke, 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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gramm


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Phil Gramm's campaign for the White House has suffered a big blow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;


Gramm lost last night's Louisiana caucuses to G-O-P conservative Pat Buchanan.
Buchanan picked up 13 delegates while Gramm won eight.
Gramm concedes that the loss is a setback to his presidential campaign but says Louisiana is just round one in a long race.
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CLINTON


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Meantime it's not a campaign appearance but a COURT appearance that President Clinton may soon be making in Little Rock.
The subpoena ordering Mr. Clinton to testify in the upcoming trial of his former Whitewater busines partners was signed yesterday.
The White house has suggested that the President will likely provide videotaped testimony.
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;


But the lawyer defending Susan and James McDougal wants the jury to be able to see the president in person.
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HAITI


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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Haiti gets a new president today, with a high-level U-S delegation to cheer him on.
Today's swearing-in of Rene Preval (reh-NAY' preh-VAHL') is the first peaceful transition of power from one popularly elected president to another in Haiti in nearly 200 years.
Preval ( Preh-VAHL') succeeds outgoing President Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(zhahn behr-TRAHN' ahr-ihs-TEED').


Preval's inauguration also will trigger the withdrawal of the 25-hundred U-S combat troops still in Haiti.

pope


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WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
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Police are on the ALERT in Managua, Nicaragua.
Hours before the Pope's visit,
SS=bombing

a bomb EXPLODED near the capital city.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Managua, Nicaragua;


It damaged a Roman Catholic Church.
NO injuries were reported.
A million people are expected to see the Pope conduct mass this morning.
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REAGAN


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Friends and family gathered to celebrate Ronald Reagan's 85th birthday last night in Hollywood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA/Last Night;


Nancy Reagan hosted the party.
The former president is too ill with Alzheimer's disease to attend public functions.
But he did play golf yesterday with his longtime friend Bob Hope.
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3-Sports


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The 11th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies survived Duquesne's upset bid last night, but Bill Foster was hardly a happy camper after the game.
Mike Stevens explains in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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out= back to you.


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Boeing-Crash7


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A Boeing 7-57 carrying 189 people CRASHED this morning in the Atlantic Ocean, near the Dominican Republic.
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VO-NAT


A Coast Guard official in Puerto Rico says more than eight bodies have been recovered.
He says the plane went down in shark-infested waters, hampering the recovery efforts.
According to authorities, the plane was a tourist charter that took off from the Dominican resort city of Puerto Plata late last night.
German officials say it was carrying passengers to Berlin and then Frankfurt.
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Bust


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Cocaine Bust


A one million-dollar cocaine ring has been BUSTED by undercover officers in Rockbridge County.
TWO Washington and Lee employees have been charged.
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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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Robbery


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


Police are looking for the armed robber of a Lynchburg bank.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


It happened yesterday afternoon, when 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


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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Police


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WRITER=THa
TAPEedit of #96-6
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Three Danville police officers are facing a lawsuit by a man who says he was beaten by two of the officers while he was handcuffed.
He says the third officer encouraged it.
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VO-NAT


Sam Sakellaris supplied his attorney with these pictures allegedly taken the night of the incident.
He says it all happened when he was pulled over during a traffic stop two years ago.
The suit names Officers L-M Adkins and L-R Kennedy.
Sakellaris says Lieutenant J-C Lewis was standing by.
His attorney 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.

Viar


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WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-109
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Manslaughter charges have been filed against a Campbell County teenager for his role 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 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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School-Board


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


Roanoke City students have another day off today -- bringing the number of MISSED days because of bad weather to TEN.
Now officials are trying to figure out HOW to make up those snow 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.
(----------------)
TALENT=Beth
SS=HOLD


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


One side note-- we will run the complete list of school closings during CBS This Morning.

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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In sports -- the 11th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies beat Duquesne at the Cassell last night.
It's their 17th win of the year.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Maryland/=84/North Carolina/=78//Va. Tech/=69/Duquesne/=63;
SUPER=97-Massachusetts/=73/Fordham/=47//Connecticut/=99/Providence/=77;



SUPER=96-Cleveland/=91/Boston/=73//San Antonio/109/Charlotte/102;
SUPER=96-Orlando/112/Sacramento/102//Phoenix/106/Chicago/=96;
SUPER=96-Milwaukee/114/Dallas/111//LA Lakers/=99/Denver/=78;
SUPER=96-Seattle/=99/Houston/=94;