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7Bus-Driver

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A Bedford County school bus driver is charged with molesting a 9-year-old boy, but officials say the victim was NOT one of the children on the driver's route.
31-year-old Walter Pugh is charged with one count EACH of aggravated sexual battery, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say when Pugh was hired, he passed a criminal background check.


7Henry-Rabies


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TAPE#96-45
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FOUR cases of rabies have been confirmed in Henry County this year. Now, County officials may unleash tougher regulations to control the disease.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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((Rabid raccoons have been taking a bite out of some Henry county canines.
Three of the four recent rabies cases have involved raccoon attacks on dogs.
Health officials say residents should be on guard.
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((DR. ELIZABETH ROYCROFT/HENRY CO.-M'VILLE HEALTH DEPT.: CAUTION YOUR CHILDREN PARTICULARLY, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GO NEAR A WILD ANIMAL THAT IS SUDDENLY APPROACHABLE, BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THAT ANIMAL. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: ALTHOUGH THE RABIES CASES HAVE BEEN LARGELY CONCENTRATED IN THE PHILPOTT LAKE AREA OF HENRY COUNTY-- HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE RISK EXTENDS COUNTY- WIDE AND BEYOND. ))
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((WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE IN HENRY COUNTY. WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT ANY PLACE NOW IN FRANKLIN, PATRICK, HENRY, AND MARTINSVILLE. ))
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Pre-Pro
Dr. Roycroft has advice on making your home less inviting to raccoons, and safer for pets.
Be sure to vaccinate both dogs and cats-- which are becoming more prone to catching rabies.
Also, keep trash can lids closed tightly, and avoid leaving food outside where wild animals can easily find it. End Pre-pro
The recent outbreak has prompted county officials to consider doing door- to- door checks, to make sure pets are getting their shots.
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((SID CLOWER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: BECAUSE OF THE HIGH INCIDENTS OF RABIES, AS REPORTED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WE FEEL THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A MORE CONCERTED EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S REQUIRED OF THE COUNTY BY STATE LAW. ))
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While the regulations would be stricter on pet owners, Clower says they'll encourage people to take better care of their animals-- and educate themselves more about a deadly disease.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))

7Standoff-Follow


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TAPE#96-34
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Tuesday afternoon, Police Sergeant Marvin Brown spent a TENSE hour trying to calm a teenager and END a stand-off outside a Roanoke convenience store.
In the end, the officer decided he had to act to keep the boy from injuring himself or others.
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The fifteen-year old paced the parking lot, cursing the officers and holding a large knife to his wrist.
He repeatedly told the officers to kill him, and as time passed, Brown says he feared the incident would get out of hand.
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IN Q=It didn't take much to set him off

((SGT. MARVIN BROWN/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: IT DIDN'T TAKE MUCH TO SET HIM OFF AND IT SEEMED LIKE THE CROWD WAS GETTING BIGGER AND I REALIZED THAT MAYBE WE HAD TO TAKE CARE OF THE SITUATION AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANYONE GETTING INJURED. AND THAT'S THE TIME I REALIZED MAYBE THE BEST THING TO DO WAS USE PEPPER AND WE MOVED AND THANK GOD THAT'S THE WAY IT TURNED OUT.))
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Brown credits the quick action of other police officers who were on the scene as the event unfolded.
The teenager was apologetic after his arrest.
The sergeant says he was simply relieved that no one, including the boy, was seriously hurt.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be another sunny day.
Temperatures will be highs in the low to mid 80s.
For tonight, expect clear skies and light winds - lows will be in the 60s.
For the start of your weekend, expect partly sunny skies on Friday, with a chance of a late day shower.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.

55L'burg-Schools


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TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=eDUCATION


Parts of Lynchburg are looking at fast residential growth and educators are wondering IF they need to REDRAW school districts.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, officials could face pressure from BOTH parents and developers.
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(( About two dozen parents and students turned out for the public hearing, mostly just to listen to the reasons why Lynchburg may need to redraw its middle and high school attendance zones.
It's been 25 years since the last major high school redistricting, and school officials appreciate how emotional an issue it can be.
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((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG CITY SCHOOLS: OBVIOUSLY PARENTS WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL THAT THEY'VE BEEN ATTENDING, SO WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO THAT KIND OF CHANGE, WE'RE VERY SENSITIVE TO MAKING ANY KIND OF DISTRICT CHANGE AND RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT MOVE.))
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((If the school board is going to redistrict, it will have to do it soon. Lynchburg city council already has approved plans for a large housing development for the area northwest of here on Wiggington Road, and everyone agrees it's easier to redistrict land than it is people.))
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The consensus is that land would be switched from the E.C. Glass high school district over to Heritage.
But city councilman Larry Carey told the crowd that may not sit well with the developers.
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((LARRY CAREY/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAD UNDERSTOOD THAT SOMEONE SAID THEY MAY NOT GO FORWARD WITH THE DEVELOPMENT UNLESS IT WOULD STAY IN THE GLASS AREA. I CAN'T CONFIRM THAT, SO IT'S NOT FAIR TO SAY I KNOW IT'S TRUE.))
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Carey says developers shouldn't be able to dictate school districts.
No decision is expected for at least two weeks, and any redistricting would NOT affect students in either high school next year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

55Piedmont


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Embezzlement


Just two years ago, a former trust officer at the Piedmont Trust Bank in Martinsville was charged with embezzling several million dollars from a customer's account.
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Now, another employee has been charged with taking money in a smaller, unrelated case.
The U-S Attorney's office in Roanoke says from May 1994 through May 1995, 45-year old JOY Kathryn Fain (FANE) took more than 28-thousand dollars from her teller drawer.
Fain is expected to plead guilty to the charge.
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55Phillip-Morris


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A former Philip Morris employee has pleaded GUILTY to defrauding several banks in a 350-million dollar computer leasing scam.
Edward Reiners pleaded guilty yesterday in Richmond to bank fraud and money laundering.
He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison and one-and-a-half million dollars in fines when he's sentenced October 21st.
The 51-year-old Reiners pretended he was still working for Philip Morris on a SECRET tobacco research project to convince the banks to lend money to lease computers.


55Lake-Seminar


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


Members of the Smith Mountain Lake Association are diving deep into community issues.
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A crowd of more than a hundred turned out in Moneta... to talk about a variety of concerns... including public and private use of Smith Mountain Lake, and water quality.
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((KARL LERZ/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ASSOCIATION: WE'RE ALSO TRYING TO PICK UP SOME THOUGHTS RELATIVE TO THAT AS TO WHAT THE LAKE ASSOCIATION CAN BEST DO TO HELP GET AN ORDERLY AND CONTINUED GROWTH TO OUR LAKE. ))
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Recently, the Smith Mountain Lake Association filed a lawsuit against the city of Virginia Beach.
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Members are opposed to the Lake Gaston pipeline... which will transfer water from the Roanoke River to Southeastern Virginia.
Arguments are expected to be heard Monday.
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55WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be another sunny day.
Temperatures will be highs in the low to mid 80s.
For tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and light winds - lows will be in the 60s.
For the start of your weekend, expect partly sunny skies on Friday, with a chance of a late day shower.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.

8Bus-Driver


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=cro
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A Bedford County school bus driver is facing child molestation charges.
Officials say the victim, a nine- year- old boy, was NOT one of the children on the driver's route. 31-year-old Walter Pugh is charged with one count EACH of aggravated sexual battery, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say when Pugh was hired, he passed a criminal background check.


8Abortion


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Abortion


The Allen Administration is saying NO more STATE health plan coverage for abortions outside of rape cases, incest, gross fetal abnormality, or danger to the mother.
Ellen Qualls has details.
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((MIKE THOMAS/VA. SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION: I BECAME AWARE OF IT IN THE EARLY PART OF MAY WHEN WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM A CONSTITUENT COMPLAINING ABOUT IT AND MADE THE ASSERTION THAT THE STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN COVERED ABORTION FOR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WHATSOEVER. I FOUND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE BUT CHECKED INTO IT AND FOUND OUT THAT WAS THE CASE.))
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Planned Parenthood says the Allen Administration should be encouraging contraception.
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((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE CAN ARGUE ALL DAY ABOUT ABORTION, BUT WE COME TOGETHER IN SAYING THAT UNINTENDED PREGNANCY DOES NOBODY ANY GOOD. IT DOESN'T DO THE BABY ANY GOOD. IT DOESN'T THE WOMAN ANY GOOD. AND IT DOESN'T DO SOCIETY, OUR STATE ANY GOOD. WE SHOULD WORK ON THE ISSUES WE CAN AGREE ON, LIKE REDUCING UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES, ON REDUCING ABORTION. NOT BY PUNISHING WOMEN.))
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The Governor says he's being consistent with his campaign stance.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO FOR ANY OF THOSE WHO ARE YELPING AND WHINING AND COMPLAINING AND CRITICIZING, WHICH GOES WITH THE TERRITORY, IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT, LET 'EM TRY AND CHANGE THE LAW NEXT YEAR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
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standup
So that's the challenge from the Governor.
Some lawmakers who favor abortion rights that we spoke to are worried Allen's singling state workers for different treatment than the private sector.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8Talevi


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TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


In Virginia, most of the 50 WOMEN trial judges on the bench are in populated urban areas around Washington, Richmond and Norfolk.
So it was unusual when a woman donned a black robe in Roanoke yesterday.
SS=Talevi,Jackie


Jackie Talevi (te- LEVY) will be the ONLY woman on the General District bench in the Roanoke Valley.
Keith Humphrey has more.
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Talevi (te-LEVY) was endorsed by both local bar associations AND the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.
To the over-flow crowd of lawyers who came to see the ceremony, Talevi added a personal pledge.
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((TO TREAT ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO APPEAR BEFORE ME AND THEIR LAWYERS WITH RESPECT AND COURTESY AND PATIENCE.))
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The 42-year old judge recognizes her appointment marks a milepost.
She joins CIRCUIT Judge Dianne Strickland, the only other woman on the bench in the Roanoke Valley.
And yet she'd rather be considered: calm, compassionate, competent- -not just the lady lawyer who's now a judge.
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((I THINK WE ARE ALL THE SUM OF OUR EXPERIENCES AND YOU CAN'T JUST SIMPLY CUT OUT AND SEAR A SERIES OF EVENTS AND SAY: "OH, WELL, I CAN EXPLAIN THAT BECAUSE I'M A MALE OR A FEMALE."))
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This mother of four-year old Christopher and eight-year old Jennifer says her father, a retired attorney, taught her not to be limited by gender.
She's spent her entire legal career- -13 years- -defending those who didn't have the money to HIRE a lawyer... against criminal prosecution.
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((CAN I BALANCE THEM? I THINK SO. WHEN YOU KNOW BOTH SIDES OF THE ARGUMENT, THEY YOU KNOW THE WEAKNESSES AND THE STRENGTHS OF BOTH SIDES. AND A JUDGE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
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Keith Humphrey, News 7.))
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SS=Jacqueline Talevi


Talevi (te-LEVY) replaces John Apostolou on the bench.

8WEATHER


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be another sunny day. Temperatures will be highs in the low to mid 80s.