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7L'burg-Fire


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TAPE# 96-88
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Fire officials are trying to determine what started a fire in a Lynchburg home yesterday.
An elderly man was killed in the blaze.
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Neighbors reported smoke coming from the doors and windows of 11-19 Toledo Avenue yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters forced their way into the home, and found the elderly victim lying between the kitchen and the living room.
Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
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((BATTALION CHIEF DAVID ST. CLAIR/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WE HAD LIGHT SMOKE SHOWING OUT OF THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING HERE. APPARENTLY THE FIRE STARTED AROUND THE CHAIR OR IN THE CHAIR THAT THE VICTIM WAS USUALLY SITTING IN.))
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St. Clair says the man normally visits his wife in a nursing home every Sunday, but did not show up yesterday.
Authorities have NOT released his identity, but he was believed to be about 80- years- old.
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7Halifax-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit of 96-52 & 96-38
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


Another Halifax County teacher faces drug charges. 37- year- old Henry Richardson Junior was charged with drunk driving, possession of marijuana, and possession of a concealed handgun.
He is now free on Bond.
Richardson teaches at Clover Elementary.
He was arrested in front of Halifax County Middle School.
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In June, 37- year- old Dorothy Ferrell, another Halifax County Teacher, was arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
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7VA-Gunner


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-78
GRAPHIC=None


It was a look back at history for visitors at Roanoke Regional Aiport this weekend, as the viewed a fleet of vintage war planes.
But for at least one family the sight of a B-24 Bomber brought back memories of a brother lost in the war.
Denise Allen has the story.
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((ELMA SWAIN/DON'S SISTER: HE WAS ALWAYS GETTING INTO MESSES. HE WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT HAD FUN AND ALWAYS GOT LEFT HOLDING THE BAG.))
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Dallas Don Moody entered the service in mid-January of 1944. His family called him Don, but the government knew him as Dallas.
He served on a plane similar to this B-24 Liberator.
During his nine months in the service he wrote 250 letters to his family in Vinton and his mother saved every one.
The letters often contained code words--for instance he always signed his letters "Don", except when he went on a mission, then it was "Dallas."
After his death his letters were turned into a book called "An Aerial Gunner From Virginia."
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((THERE'S SO MUCH HUMOR IN IT AND THE REASON DOCTOR HEMPHILL LIKE IT BECAUSE HE WAS JUST AN ORDINARY SERVICE MAN AND HE WAS TELLING ABOUT ALL THE SERVICE THINGS THEY WERE DOING DAY BY DAY.))
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The letters also told of his travels.
Elma says before entering the service North Carolina was as far as he'd journeyed.
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((HE SAID HE KEPT TAPPING THIS MAN ON THE SHOULDER SAYING, "ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL, ISN'T THAT BEAUTIFUL." AND HE FINALLY HE FINALLY REALIZED IT WAS A GENERAL AND THE GENERAL SAID, "YES SON I LIKE NATURE TOO."))
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These letters chronicled his service from basic training up to his third mission--a mission from which he would not return.
Elma says he left the Roanoke Valley a boy and the letters revealed his evolving maturity.
Don Moody died a shortly before his 19th birthday.
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Elma regrets her children never got to know their uncle, but the book of his letters is one way they can share her memories.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7WEATHER


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55Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 96-88)
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Authorites still have not released the name of the elderly man killed over the weekend in a house fire.
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Yesterday, neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from this home.
Firefighters forced their way into the home to find the elderly victim lying between the kitchen and the living room.
They tried revive him, but were unsuccessful.
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SOT 14:47:29
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((BATTALION CHIEF DAVID ST. CLAIR/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WE HAD LIGHT SMOKE SHOWING OUT OF THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING HERE. APPARENTLY THE FIRE STARTED AROUND THE CHAIR OR IN THE CHAIR THAT THE VICTIM WAS USUALLY SITTING IN.))
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St. Clair says the man normally visits his wife in a nursing home every Sunday, but did not show up yesterday.
The victim is believed to be about 80- years- old.
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55Waste-Policy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-84
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A new tenant AND a new building are putting smiles on the faces of the managers of Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
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The Waste Policy Institute held an open house Friday at its new headquarters and Blacksburg operations office.
W-P-I is a non- profit corporation which works to bring government, industry, and the public-- together for decision-making on environmental policy.
It specializes in risk assessment and management, pollution prevention, regulatory compliance, and communication.
Tech's Corporate Research Center leases space to more than 50 technology organizations which employ over one thousand people.
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55Jackson-Middle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-89
GRAPHIC=None


Rennovation last year at Jackson Middle School sparked controversy for those who wanted to preserve the historical structure.
But despite the controversy, the school opened in September.
And Yesterday it opened its doors to the neighborhood.
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A portion of the school received a facelift-- but new construction replaced a section that was built in the 19-20's.
Officials say the construction brings the 70- year- old school up to modern day standards.
Fran Martin is new to the school, but she says she likes what she sees.
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((FRAN MARTIN/PTA CO-PRES.: WE'VE BEEN REAL EXCITED ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL BUILDING AND THIS AREA. WE THINK THAT IT REALLY ADDED A LOT TO THE COMMUNITY. SO WE WANTED THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL A PART.))
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Martin says most of the visitors have been happy with the changes in the old school.
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8Senate-Poll


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
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TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


In Virginia's Senate race, Republican John Warner has a double-digit lead according to the latest poll.
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch-12 News poll showed the incumbent with 44 percent to 33 percent for Democratic challenger Mark Warner.
The poll was taken before the weekend flap over a racial remark made by a John Warner campaign aide. The senator fired the aide.
Mark Warner said the poll shows that voters are still looking for an alternative.
John Warner said he was relieved at still having a significant lead after the millions of dollars his opponent has spent on T-V ads.
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87-Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Tomorrow morning the voters will be making their choices.
We'd like to remind our viewers that tomorrow night take graphic 29025 election results will be available on the W-D-B-J homepage--the address is W-W-W dot W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
Results will be updated throughout the night.

8Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#none
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Attorney General Jim Gilmore says students have the right to transfer to another school when they have been a victim of school violence.
Gilmore told the Virginia N-double-A-C-P that students should not be forced to return to a school where they have suffered beatings or other violence.
Instead, he told the civil rights group that student-victims should have a chance to heal by being sent to another public school near their home.

8Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


In October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high: the 6000 mark.
Now, financial experts are wondering how much higher the stock market will go before it takes a tumble.
The current "bull market" is on a five year run.
Len Besthoff has some advice for investors in the latest installment of Common Sense.
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((This week on Common Sense Tom Dunkenberger with Wheat First Butcher Singer answers the question, is the market going to high to keep investing?))
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: THE MARKET IS TOUCHING ON ALL TIME HIGHS THESE DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE. LOT OF PEOPLE ASK ME IS THE MARKET TOO HIGH? I THINK THAT AS LONG AS YOU ALWAYS INVEST IN THE MARKET, IT'S NOT GONNA MAKE THAT MUCH DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE MARKET'S AT AN ALL TIME HIGH OR COMING OFF OF ITS LOW, BECAUSE THE LONG TERM ORIENTED INVESTOR IS NOT GOING TO SEE THAT BIG OF A DIFFERENCE IN THE TOTAL RETURN OVER TIME FROM BUYING AT THE HIGH, OR BUYING AT THE LOW END OF THE MARKET.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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8Special-Olympics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-80
GRAPHIC=None


Teamwork, competition and spirit were on display at the Virginia Special Olympics Fall Tournament yesterday in Roanoke.
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The competition included the soccer you see here, plus volleyball, skating and bowling.
This year Special Olympics International introduced the unified team concept.
Unified teams are made up of half Special Olympic athletes and the other team members are not mentally handicapped.
Officials say this provides more interaction between volunteers and participants.
They say the Special Olympics program helps the athletes grow to their full potential.
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((DAVID BALLARD/SPECIAL OLYMPIC EVENT MANAGER: WE'VE SEEN ATHLETES THAT OVER A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS HAVE GROWN TO THE POINT THAT AT THE FIRST YEAR THEY WOULD BARELY COMPETE AND AT THE END OF FIVE OR SIX YEAR THEY'RE DOING INTERVIEWS ON TV AND THAT'S HARD FOR A LOT OF REGULAR ATHLETES TO DO.))
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More than five hundred athletes and 150 volunteers from all over Virginia participated in this weekend's event.
This was the largest Fall Tournament in Roanoke.
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8WEATHER


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A Cold morning will give way to a mostly sunny day with highs in the mid to Tonight, low's will be in the 30s. upper 50s.