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7Danville

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Danville store owner was sent to the hospital last night following a robbery at his store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


It happened inside the North Main Heights Convenience Store.
Police say a man struck the owner, Yem Bui (BOY), several times on the head with a stick.
Police say Bui (BOY) got a handgun from under the counter, and the suspect took the gun and fled.
Bui was treated and released.
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7Pedestrian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


Minutes after authorities arrived at the store they faced another emergency OUTSIDE the store.
Freelance photographer Everett Scruggs of Danville was videotaping the crime scene when he was hit by a car.
Witnesses say Scruggs was standing in the road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.
No word on his condition.
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7Take-Back


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=virginia tech


On the campus of Virginia Tech last night students held a rally and march, to protest violence against women.
The demonstration comes in the wake of a lawsuit against two Tech football players accused of sexual assault.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night; :07
SUPER=01-Susan Anderson/Take Back the Night Coord.; :15
SUPER=07-Catherine Bernard; :36
SUPER=07-Heather Wosoogh; :54
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((
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((TAKE BACK THE NIGHT, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT...singing ))
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The night was filled with singing and chanting for a safer world-- free of abuse and assaults.
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SOT 7:42:48

((SUSAN ANDERSON/TAKE BACK THE NIGHT COORDINATOR: WE BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH VIOLENCE AND THE MARCH IS TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO ENERGIZE WOMEN AND TO GIVE PEOPLE PRACTICAL, SMALL THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO TO PROMOTE CHANGE EVERY DAY OF THEIR LIVES. ))
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Things like fighting back at not only physical abuse-- but verbal abuse and sexual harassment.
Anderson says it's also crucial for women to be more involved in the issues concerning them.
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SOT 8:20:51

((CATHERINE BERNARD: I GUESS I JUST CAME HERE TO AFFIRM TO MYSELF AND TO EVERYBODY ELSE THAT, "HEY, IT'S OKAY TO STAND UP FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS. IT'S OKAY TO BE WITH OTHER WOMEN IN SUPPORT OF OUR IDEAS THAT WOMEN ARE PEOPLE TOO. ))
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While Christy Brzonkala's lawsuit against Tech didn't surface at the rally-- her story was on the minds of some who were there.
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((HEATHER WOSOOGH: I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHERE I STAND, BUT I THINK THAT A LOT OF INJUSTICE WAS DONE AND JUSTICE SHOULD DEFINITELY BE SERVED. ))
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((singing...TAKE BACK THE NIGHT WITH LOVE. ))
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Standup here
The protesters were able to take back THIS night--
with the hope that by raising their voices and walking together, they'll be able to end all violence against women.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Blacksburg. ))


7VIP-Carwash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


The owner of a local car cleaning business is trying to clean up the company's image.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jennifer Farmer has taken over V- I- P Customer Services.
She's changed the name of the company to Professional Car Care Services and she says she wants to change the company's reputation.
V- I- P telemarketers had been selling certificates for twenty dollars a piece.
The certificate also came with the promise that someone would come to the customer's house and perform a hand wash and wax on their vehicle.
But News- 7 talked to a number of customers who paid money up front, and never got their cars cleaned.
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SOT tape 1, 16:18:14
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((JOAN YOUNG: THEY NEVER WOULD RETURN MY CALL AND MOST OF THE TIME, THE RECORDING SAID THE MESSAGE TAPE WAS FULL. I TRIED FOR WEEKS. ))
SUPER=07-Joan Young;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=I tried for weeks.
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Farmer is aware that a number of people didn't get what they paid for, and says she plans to change the situation.
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((JENNIFER FARMER/PROFESSIONAL CAR CARE SERVICES: I'M GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT. IT'S GOING TO TAKE ME A FEW WEEKS BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CARS WE'VE GOT TO GET DONE. BUT IT WILL BE DONE. ))
SUPER=01-Jennifer Farmer/Professional Car Care Services;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=will be done
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Farmer says new appointments can now be scheduled at V- I- P's original telephone number.
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7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
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The rain and cold temperatures are causing two school delays this morning.
Galax City and Grayson County schools will both be ONE hour late.
And turning to the forecast -
Today is going to be a wet one.
The rain will continue throughout the day, and will be heavy at times.
Highs will be around 40 degrees.


55Grayson-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


A North Carolina woman died last night in a head on collision in Grayson County.
The accident happened at about 9:30 on Route 58.
Police say 35- year- old Janet Louise Kilby Long of Miller's Creek was a passenger in a car traveling east, when a pickup truck traveling west swerved into the eastbound lane.

55Korsh


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Korsh


A second day in court for Former Virginia Spine Center Surgeon Dr. Eric Korsh, in the midst of some 50 medical negligence complaints.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :


While others have been settled out of court, yesterday marked the first case to make it to trial.
The plaintiff, Pat Brunson of Floyd County, claims Dr. Korsh told him his back was so badly hurt, that without spinal fusion surgery he'd be paralyzed.
Brunson says he was told he'd be 99-percent pain free, with full mobility following the surgery.
But that was not the case, says Brunson.
He claims he's now hurting worse than ever, following surgery with the pedicel screws.
The trial brought spectators-- interested in how this case would affect their own cases against Korsh.
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((CAROL FIELDER/FORMER PATIENT: LOTS OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD THEIR SCREWS REMOVED. A LOT. THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE. SOME ARE BETTER WITHOUT THE SCREWS. SOME ARE NOT ANY BETTER. NOBODY IS AS GOOD AS THEY WERE BEFORE THE SCREWS WERE PUT IN. ))
SUPER=01-Carol Fielder/Former Patient; :
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Korsh's attorneys say their client provided reasonable and appropriate care to Brunson-- and all of the patients at the Virginia Spine Center.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


As the trial continues, the defense plans to show videotapes of Brunson working on his property, which they say shows him doing all the things he now says he canNOT do.

55Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE#edit of 96-11
GRAPHIC=soering, jens


The attorney general's office says convicted killer Jens Soering had adequate representation during his trial for the murders of his girlfriend's parents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The attorney general's office responded yesterday to Soering's appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court.
Assistant Attorney General John Mc-Lees says Soering did not show that any alleged errors by his lawyer changed the outcome of the trial.
Soering was convicted in 1990 for the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom in Bedford County.
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55Wal-Mart


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Wal-Mart


Odds are, the Wal-Mart "experience" is moving closer to a neighborhood near you.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Yesterday, WALMART opened Super Centers in Henry County and in Christiansburg.
Interest in the store that sells everything from tomatoes to all- season tires ran high.
All you had to do was look at the parking lot.
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SOT 12:29:17
IN Q=Did it

((Did it have everything you expected? BEATRICE PENN/WALMART CUSTOMER: LORD AND MORE TOO BECAUSE I COULDN'T EVEN FIND IT THERE'S SO MUCH. I COULDN'T EVEN...LOOK AROUND, I COULDN'T FIND WHAT I WANTED. YEAH, IT WAS NICE.)) ((DANNY PLASTER/WALMART CUSTOMER: WALLY WORLD. IT'S NICE, MAN. IT'S REAL NICE, REAL NICE.))
SUPER=01-Beatrice Penn/WalMart Customer; :00
SUPER=01-Danny Plaster/WalMart Customer; :12 (VERY QUICK!)
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=real nice(double out!).
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Wal-Mart will open close to 200 of these monster-size stores across the U-S this year ALONE.
Within the next few years we'll have more than half-a-dozen Super Centers in our area.
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55Lottery


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


The Virginia Lottery says NO tickets correctly matched all the winning numbers for the 20- million dollar jackpot.
SUPER=26-8-17-20-37-39-44;


Here are the numbers --
Eight, seventeen, twenty, thirty-seven, thirty-nine, forty-four.
The lotto prize now goes up to 26- million dollars.

55Weather


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


The rain and cold temperatures are causing two school delays this morning.
Galax City and Grayson County schools will both be ONE hour late. LIVE LINE: ADVISORY MAP
A freezing rain advisory is in effect for parts of southwest Virginia, from Grayson County north to Greenbrier County, West Virginia. ESS Forecast page
Ice will melt by mid morning and we'll have a rainy day.
Highs will be around 40 degrees.
Tonight, rain will taper off a little. Lows will be in the upper 30s.
Tomorrow morning will be wet. By afternoon, expect mostly cloudy skies and warm temperatures in the 60s.

8Danville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Danville store owner has been treated and released from a hospital after being hit during a robbery last night.
It happened inside the North Main Heights Convenience Store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;


Police say a man struck the owner, Yem Bui (BOY), several times on the head with a stick.
They say Bui (BOY) then got a handgun from under the counter, and the suspect took the gun and fled.
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8Pedestrian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


Minutes after authorities arrived at the store they faced another emergency OUTSIDE the store.
Freelance photographer Everett Scruggs of Danville was videotaping the crime scene when he was hit by a car.
Witnesses say Scruggs was standing in the road when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.
Scruggs was treated and released.
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8Computer-Imaging


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new crime fighting partner has come to the Lynchburg sheriff's office.
It's new technology that will save both time and money.
Steve Smallshaw has the details.
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IN Q=The life of
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-John Price/Lynchburg Sheriff's Deputy; :09
SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; 1:08
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(( The life of a sheriff's deputy is a busy one...from serving court papers to keeping track of prisoners, time can be a valuable commodity.
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((JOHN PRICE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: WE'VE GOT TO UTILIZE SOME KIND OF TECHNOLOGY TO HELP US GET THAT JOB DONE, BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF TIME WE HAVE TO DO IT JUST GETS SMALLER ALL THE TIME.))
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That's why the Lynchburg sheriff's office has gone high-tech.
It's newest improvement is a computerized booking system: a suspect is brought in, fingerprinted and photographed and the essential information is stored in the department's computer.
Not only does it produce foolproof ID bands for a prisoner's wrist, the system can put together a photo lineup of pictures based on physical characteristics.
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((PRICE: WE'VE SEEN TIMES WHEN WE NEEDED A PICTURE OF AN INDIVIDUAL AND HAD TO WAIT TWO WEEKS TO GET IT PREVIOUSLY. WE CAN GENERATE THAT PICTURE WITHIN THREE MINUTES NOW AND HAVE A COLOR PHOTO TO SHOW TO A VICTIM OR SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS TO IDENTIFY A PERSON.))
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Computers are also becoming standard issue in the deputies' patrol cars.
With this laptop an officer can record each warrant and subpoena they serve, then transfer that information to the main computer.
A process that used to take more than an hour is now done in seconds.
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((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: EVERYTHING IS TIME SAVING NOWADAYS, WITH THE AMOUNT OF CUTBACKS IN PERSONNEL I GUESS WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME THAT.))
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((And technology marches on. In a few months, the sheriff's office will add a computerized fingerprinting system...instead of the old messy ink pad, a computer will scan a suspect's prints and immediately enter them into a nationwide data bank. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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8Carwash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


The new owner of a local car cleaning business is looking to wipe away the company's bad reputation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jennifer Farmer has taken over V-I-P Customer Services.
She's changed the name of the company to Professional Car Care Services and she says she wants to change the company's image.
V- I- P telemarketers had been selling certificates for twenty dollars a piece.
The certificates promised a free carwash and wax.
But News- 7 talked to a number of customers, who paid money up front, and never got their cars cleaned.
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SOT tape 1, 16:18:14
IN Q=They never

((JOAN YOUNG: THEY NEVER WOULD RETURN MY CALL AND MOST OF THE TIME, THE RECORDING SAID THE MESSAGE TAPE WAS FULL. I TRIED FOR WEEKS. ))
SUPER=07-Joan Young;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=I tried for weeks.
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VO-NAT


Farmer is aware that a number of people didn't get what they paid for, and says she plans to change that.
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IN Q=I'm going

((JENNIFER FARMER/PROFESSIONAL CAR CARE SERVICES: I'M GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT. IT'S GOING TO TAKE ME A FEW WEEKS BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CARS WE'VE GOT TO GET DONE. BUT IT WILL BE DONE. ))
SUPER=01-Jennifer Farmer/Professional Car Care Services;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=will be done
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VO-NAT


Farmer says new appointments can be scheduled at V- I- P's original telephone number.
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8Weather


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


Turning now to the forecast -
A freezing rain advisory is in effect LIVE LINE: ADVISORY MAP for parts of southwest Virginia, from Grayson County north to Greenbrier County, West Virginia. ESS Forecast page
Ice will melt by mid morning and we'll have a rainy day. Highs will be around 40 degrees.