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7P-Liberty


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TAPE#596-28
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Liberty University has staved off a major financial crisis.
Officials made a one million dollar interest payment to creditors yesterday.
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The cash-strapped university owes about 15-million dollars to investors who bought bonds the school issued in the 19-80's.
Liberty says it withheld interest payments while waiting to hear if another deal to pay a lump sum total of half the debt would be accepted.
But the committees that control the account reportedly never informed the bondholders of the offer.
Over the weekend, those same committees threatened to foreclose on the school unless the interest payments were made.
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7Radford-Visitors


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TAPE#96-81
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Controversy has surrounded Radford University's President.
But now he's getting a raise.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President; :08
SUPER=01-Jim Stutts/Board of Visitors Rector; :40
SUPER=01-Rev. John Price/Montgomery Co. NAACP President; 1:00
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(( If whatever prompted the review of Douglas Covington was negative...he and the board of visitors say it had a positive result.
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((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: I BELIEVE THAT THE EVALUATION LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR A VERY PRODUCTIVE AND MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VARIOUS CONSTITUENT GROUPS OF THE UNIVERSITY IN THE FUTURE.))
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Covington and the board are not releasing details.
But the board passed a resolution stating the consultants reported Covington is responsible for a number of improvements in his 15-month tenure.
It pledged to work candidly and harmoniously with the president and to develop an employment contract for him.
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((JIM STUTTS/BOARD OF VISITORS RECTOR: SO IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT WE WERE NOT WORKING HARMONIOUSLY IN THE PAST. CERTAINLY WE CAN ALL IMPROVE AND I THINK THERE'S SOME ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT THERE. BUT I THINK THERE WERE INTENTIONS TO WORK TOGETHER IN THE PAST, BUT I THINK THERE ARE SOME WAYS WE CAN IMPROVE ON THAT. ))
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While the board and Covington appear ready to put the matter to rest, a citizens group which charged the evaluation was racially-motivated does not.
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((REV. JOHN PRICE/MONTGOMERY CO. NAACP PRES.: IF THAT INJUSTICE, WE DO NOT OVERCOME THAT INJUSTICE, IT WILL REFLECT NOT ONLY ON THIS BOARD BUT ALSO ON THIS COMMUNITY AND THIS STATE. ))
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Rector Jim Stutts maintains race had nothing to do with the evaluation, and says the board takes seriously its obligations to ensure fair employment practices. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

7Carjacking


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Police are investigating an apparent carjacking that happened yesterday morning in northwest Roanoke.
48- year- old John Alexander Carter told police he was driving along Center Avenue, when a man gestured for him to stop.
Another man showed a gun and demanded money
When the gunman did not find any cash, he reportedly fired shots through the driver's side window.
Carter then jumped out of his truck-- and the suspect drove away.
Last night, authorities found Carter's abandoned pickup truck-- but are still searching for the suspect.

7Auto-Thefts


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If you are shopping in Lynchburg, your valuables may not be safe in the back seat of your car.
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Police say thieves have stolen nearly two hundred thousand dollars of goods from vehicles since January first.
They're urging shoppers to be more careful, and put valuables in the trunk to avoid tempting criminals.
Authorities related the story of one man who spotted two suspicious people casing his neighborhood.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: KNOWING THAT HE THOUGHT A CRIME WAS GOING TO OCCUR, HE IMMEDIATELY GOES TO HIS PHONE TO CALL THE POLICE. HE ESTIMATED IT TO BE NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES, AND IN THAT TWO MINUTES THEY'D BROKEN THE WINDOW OUT, COMPLETELY REMOVED THE IN-DASH RADIO FROM THE CAR AND WERE GONE. SO THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING, AND SOMEBODY'S GOTTEN A LOT OF PRACTICE AT THIS.))
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Lynchburg police have started a reward program aimed at catching car burglars.
Here's a phone number for you. If you have information about an automobile break-in call Lynchburg police.
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Turning now to the weather forecast-- cold air is still firmly over our region.
Expect highs near 40 today.
Today, lows will be in the upper teens to low 20s under clear skies.

(have a harmoniously great day!)

7BIRTHDAYS! 11/13/96

SUPER=130-83/Margaret Wise/Salem;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-48th/Raleigh & Nannie Overstreet/Moneta;



SUPER=130-47/Eugene Harris/West Virginia;



SUPER=130-63/Earnest Adkins/Chatham;



SUPER=130-/Melva Davis/South Hill;



SUPER=130-100/Neva Pillow/Phenix;



SUPER=130-14/Meagan LaPrade/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Kelley Reeves/Vinton;



SUPER=130-12/Cassey McCann/Montebello;



SUPER=130-1/Jeremiah Dunnavant/Lexington;



SUPER=130-7/Clay White/Dublin;



SUPER=130-4/Shane Wheeler/Buena Vista;



(Anniversary)



SUPER=130-48th/Posey & Elsie Poindexter/Glade Hill;



SUPER=130-1/Ashley Smith/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-3/Hannah Palmer/Roanoke;

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55Dudley


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TAPE#96-77
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Republicans have never held a majority in the State Senate.
But that could change with the
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departure of Virgil Goode, who is headed to Washington.
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The hopes of the G-O-P rest with Delegate Allen Dudley, who announced his candidacy for Goode's seat yesterday.
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((ALLEN DUDLEY/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE. I'VE WORKED WITH VIRGIL GOODE FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. I'VE KNOWN HIM FOR THE LAST THIRTY- SOME YEARS. OUR POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY IS ALMOST IDENTICAL AND I FELT THAT WE NEEDED TO CONTINUE THAT TYPE OF LEADERSHIP FOR THIS DISTRICT. ))
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Dudley says he's running for the senate seat for a variety of reasons... but that the potential senate Republican majority is NOT one of them.
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SS=Allen Dudley


He says his priorities include promoting economic development and supporting schools and education in the 20th senate district.

55Reynolds


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TAPE#96-87
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But the Democrats are not giving up the seat without a fight.
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Delegate Roscoe Reynolds is expected to announce his bid for the Senate seat tomorrow.
And yesterday, Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer said he will do what he can to help Reynolds' campaign.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WITH VIRGIL GOODE'S ASCENSION TO CONGRESS, WE'RE GOING TO BE FIGHTING HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KEEP THAT 20 - 20 BALANCE IN THE VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ROSCOE REYNOLDS IS A PROSECUTOR, A DUKE GRADUATE, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW SCHOOL, A VERY BRIGHT GUY AND WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT HE WILL REPRESENT THE FRANKLIN, MARTINSVILLE, HENRY AND PATRICK COUNTY AREA IN THE SENATE.))
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With control of the Senate at stake, Beyer predicts that both parties will pour enormous resources into a three or four week race.

55P-Tech-Visitors


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TAPE#596-32
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Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors is standing behind the University's handling of the indictment of nine of its football players.
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The board did not discuss the matter in open session, but while in executive session, President Torgersen briefed them on the situation.
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((HENRY DEKKER/RECTOR/;THE BOARD FULLY SUPPORTS DR. TORGERSEN, IN THE ACTIONS HE'S TAKEN AND WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND THE FOOTBALL COACH AND WE THING THE CONTINUING APPROPRIATE ACTION WILL BE MADE.))
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The players were indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury last week.

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Turning now to the weather forecast-- cold air is still firmly over our region.
Expect highs near 40 today.
Tonight, lows will be in the upper teens to low 20s under clear skies.

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8Liberty-Bonds


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TAPE#96-85
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Liberty University will keep its campus. The university paid its creditors more than one million dollars in interest payments yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Creditors had threatened to foreclose on it unless that payment was made.
Liberty owes about fifteen million dollars on a bond issue the school made in the 19-80's.
It had offered to pay bondholders about half that amount in one lump sum.
Liberty says it stopped making interest payments while it waited to see if that offer would be accepted.
But the committee handling the account reportedly never informed bondholders of the offer.
Instead, that same committee threatened to foreclose on the school's property unless the interest payments were made.
Liberty says it paid the money to avoid putting the school and its students in jeopardy.
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8Auto-Thefts


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TAPE#96-84
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A rash of car breakins in Lynchburg has police warning people not to leave valuables in the back seat of cars.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Police say thieves have stolen nearly two hundred thousand dollars of goods from vehicles since January first.
They're urging shoppers to be more careful, and put valuables in the trunk to avoid tempting criminals.
Authorities related the story of one man who spotted two suspicious people casing his neighborhood.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: KNOWING THAT HE THOUGHT A CRIME WAS GOING TO OCCUR, HE IMMEDIATELY GOES TO HIS PHONE TO CALL THE POLICE. HE ESTIMATED IT TO BE NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES, AND IN THAT TWO MINUTES THEY'D BROKEN THE WINDOW OUT, COMPLETELY REMOVED THE IN-DASH RADIO FROM THE CAR AND WERE GONE. SO THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING, AND SOMEBODY'S GOTTEN A LOT OF PRACTICE AT THIS.))
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Lynchburg police have started a reward program aimed at catching car burglars.
Here's a phone number for you. If you have information about an automobile break-in call Lynchburg police.
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8Slap-Happy's


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TAPE#96-89
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There's a new comedy club serving up good food and weekly laughs at Roanoke's Patrick Henry Hotel.
Kimberly McBroom has the punchline.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Friday; :12
SUPER=08-Frank "Rowdy" Lunney/Slap Happy's; :31
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SUPER=00-Maureen "Mo" Dickerson/Slap Happy's; :57
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(( In the comedy world they're known as Rowdy and Mo-- and they just want to make you laugh.
The comedians- turned- entrepreneurs opened Slap Happys in the basement of the Patrick Henry Hotel over a month ago.
Featured acts have included standup comic and magician Great Scott, Mistress of Comedy Monique, and former Ringling Brothers clown T.C. Hatter.
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((FRANK "ROWDY" LUNNEY/SLAP HAPPY'S: IT WAS ALWAYS MY DREAM TO HAVE MY OWN CLUB BECAUSE I WANTED TO BRING COMEDY TO PEOPLE AND YELL AT MY FRIENDS. SO, FOR THE ONE WEEKND, I'M MY BUDDY'S BOSS. "HEY, YOU MESSED UP. YOU'RE FIRED." LAUGHS. ))
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Rowdy's own act is often of the Triple X- rated variety-- while co- owner Mo tends to be more subtle.
Mo used to manage the Roanoke Comedy Club.
After it went out of business-- she and Rowdy decided Roanoke still needed a place to chuckle.
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((MAUREEN "MO" DICKERSON/SLAP HAPPY'S: EVERYBODY NEEDS TO LAUGH. YOU KNOW, I MEAN, WE SEE ARTICLE AFTER ARTICLE AND THERE'S QUOTES ALL OVER THE WALLS HERE. JUST EVEN DOCTORS AND SCIENCE STUDIES AND MEDICAL STUDIES ABOUT LAUGHTER'S THE BEST MEDICINE. ))
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The duo says Slap Happy's offers patrons great food, along with a more intimate dose of comedy-- something they can't get from T-V or film.
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SOT 18:27:30

((FRANK "ROWDY" LUNNEY/SLAP HAPPY'S: YOU'RE UP HERE, SWEATING ON STAGE, AND THREE MINUTES INTO IT YOU'RE GOING, "OH GOD, WHAT'S MY NEXT JOKE?" EVERYBODY'S GOING, "YOU STINK. GET OFF. IT'S HORRIBLE!" THAT'S THE MOST BARE, NAKED ESSENCE OF YOUR SOUL RIGHT HERE. ))
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You can catch the shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 and 10-30. Thursdays at 8-30.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

8WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast-- cold air is still with us and will remain throughout the week.
Expect highs near 40 today.
Tonight, expect clear skies with lows around 20 degrees.