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ANCHOR=Beth
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The hearing for a Danville man accused of shooting and wounding a police officer turns violent-
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also in court this morning-- the man accused of one of the four recent shooting deaths in Danville.
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ANCHOR=Beth



Farmer


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A court appearence for the Danville man accused of shooting and wounding a police officer turned violent this morning.
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VO-NAT
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The hearing began peacefully at ten O'clock but tempers soon escalated after it appeared things were not moving in Marlow Andre Farmer's favor.
Farmer's attorney argued he was NOT a threat to society and was responsible for seven children.
But the judge denied bond after prosecutors pointed to Farmer's prior criminal record which included a host of misdemeanor charges dating back to 19-88.
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Farmer is charged with attempted Capital murder.
He allegedly shot officer Dennis Haley in the neck two weeks ago during a drug raid on Moffett Street.
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Walton


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=legal scales


18- year- old Percy Levar Walton also made a brief appearance in Danville court, this morning.
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Walton was arrested Thanksgiving Day for allegedly killing 33- year- old Archie Moore.
Police say the Danville man was shot once in the head and then stuffed inside a closet at his Cabin Lake apartment.
Walton is charged with Capital murder because the shooting allegedly involved robbery.
The judge appointed a public defender but advised Walton he could hire his own attorney if he wishes.
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460-Ax


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-92
GRAPHIC=Fatal AX


One college student is dead and two others are injured after their car hit a utility pole in Campbell County.
They were returning to school after the holiday break.
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The wreck occurred in the westbound lanes of Route 4-60 near Concord.
State police say the driver, 18- year- old April Lewis of Richmond, admitted she'd been speeding when her car hit a patch of water, ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
A passenger in the front seat, 18- year- old Bonita Barton of Caroline County, was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Rescue crews spent more than ninety minutes working to free another girl who was trapped in the rear of the car.
All three teens were on their way back to college in Arkansas.
Charges against the driver are pending.
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Roanoke-Murder


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Murder


A fight turned deadly at a Roanoke V-F-W post yesterday.
Police say 49- year- old Anthony Roger Crutchfield was stabbed in a fight at the post on Loudon Avenue.
He later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The other man in the fight, 36- year- old Michael Wells of Roanoke, was arrested after he tried to get a warrant charging Crutchfield with assault.
Wells told police Crutchfield started the fight, and he stabbed Crutchfield in self defense.
Police have charged Wells with murder.

Harper


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=none


It's been a little over a year since a Hollins College student was murdered at her Northern Virginia home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co.;


Now authorities in that area are stepping up efforts in their search for the killer.
Fairfax County Police are distributing fliers in the hopes that new information will be revealed about Ann Harper's murder.
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She was stabbed to death during last year's Thanksgiving holiday... then her home was set on fire.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=none


Hollins College officials have planned an on- campus memorial service for later today.

Perry


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Hundreds of Okinawans are protesting a plan that returns land to the Japanese but does not significantly reduce the number of U-S military personnel there.
Barry Peterson has details on the agreement.
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Jackson


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Jesse Jackson is trying to settle a racial discrimination suit against commercial printing giant R-R Donnelley.
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VO-NAT
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He's due to talk to company officials today.
The suit claims Donnelley selectively fired several hundred African-American employees at a shutdown plant.. while offering the plants' white workers -- new jobs.
The company denies the allegations.
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IN JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES. ))
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ANCHOR=Beth
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This case comes on the heels of Jackson's successful settlement of a race discrimination suit against Texaco.
R-R Donnelley has a factory in Lynchburg and another under construction in western Roanoke County, neither of which is involved in the lawsuit.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come on the newscast,
Many retailers were hoping this weekend would kick off a big season of holiday spending.
We'll see how the receipts added up.
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And,
no spacewalk is planned-- but the space shuttle crew is not returning to earth just yet.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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Shuttle


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


The crew of the shuttle "Columbia" will get another day in space.
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VO-NAT
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any shuttle video from this mission
NASA flight directors want to give an orbiting ultraviolet telescope more time to make observations.
The crew will now return Friday.
Earlier today, two of the astronauts expressed disappointment over being shut out of spacewalks last week.
They said the stuck hatch should remind NASA of the need for covering ALL details.
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Shopping


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Retailers are smiling after the holiday weekend sales.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Pier One Imports and Sears say it was the best Thanksgiving sales weekend EVER!
Mall revenues for Friday--the biggest shopping day of the year--were up 11-percent from last year.
At that time, the economy was shakier and consumers were less confident.
This year, retailers are more optimistic, even though the Christmas shopping season is shorter than usual.
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Falwell


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-93
GRAPHIC=Liberty University


Liberty University hopes its creditors will accept a buyout offer.
SS=Falwell, Jerry


The school's chancellor says he's still waiting to hear if a 50 cents on the dollar buyout will be accepted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Liberty owes about 15- million dollars to creditors who bought bonds the school issued in the 19-80's.
Lawyers representing the bondholders finished appraising the campus last week.
They had threatened to foreclose on the property unless Liberty made its annual interest payment on the debt.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell says the school still has the financial backing to offer bondholders half the value of their bonds.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: THE BANK COMMITMENT IS STILL IN PLACE, IT'S STILL ON THE TABLE, AND WE'RE SIMPLY WAITING FOR THE BONDHOLDERS' COMMITTEES ATTORNEYS TO STOP FIGHTING OVER MONEY FOR THEMSELVES AND EITHER SAY YES OR NO.))
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Falwell expects to hear within a week whether that offer is accepted.
He admits Liberty may have ruffled some feathers by paying the interest directly to the bondholders rather than through their attorneys.
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Literacy


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=education


There's good and bad news for Virginia's schools.
Virginia's Board of Education's analysis says its public high school students are doing "average to disappointing."
The final report will go to Governor George Allen and the General Assembly next month.
It points to lower fourth-grade reading scores and stalled passing rates for the sixth-grade Literacy Passport Test.
BUT, the percentage of students receiving scores that qualify for college credit is a little ahead of the national average.

Lottery


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit 94-42 & 596-03
GRAPHIC=Va Lottery


Virginia Lottery Officials are almost out of luck when it comes to thinking up new ways to attract players.
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VO-NAT
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The profitability of the lottery's traditional numbers games and scratch tickets has peaked.
To boost revenues, state legislators are considering making lottery games more like casino-style gambling.
A subcommittee is studying a proposal for a new keno-style lottery game that would be launched next year.
The game would be played in restaurants and taverns, with several drawings an hour.
The game could net the state 30 million dollars or more in profits.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next,
Len Besthoff has some tips on how to manage your credit cards while doing holiday shopping.
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And,
We'll visit an ancient house in Bedford.
Rumors have it, a former owner still haunts the hallways.
Stick around.
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AVENEL


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-100
GRAPHIC=None

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State funds have dried up so a preservation group is looking to the public for help in restoring The Avenel (AV-en-el) Plantation.
The 158- year- old house was a fixture in Bedford long before the city existed.
The historic home has only had two owners and many believe the first owner still walks the halls.
Denise Allen has more.
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((PEGGY BALLARD MAUPIN/AVENEL'S FORMER OWNER: OH FOR GOODNESS SAKES. WE USE TO HAVE SQUARE DANCING HERE, ROUND DANCING. SOMETIMES WE'D HAVE DIFFERENT ONES TO COME IN AND MAKE THE MUSIC.))
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Peggy Maupin is almost 98- years- old and has lived most of her life at Avenel.
Her father bought the property from Burwell family in 1906.
The plantation has only had two owners.
Shortly after Peggy and her family moved in... the "white lady" revealed herself.
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((WHY WOULD IT BE ANYONE ELSE ACCEPT MISS BURWELL. SHE WAS LOOKING AFTER HER HOME AND SEEING THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING ALL RIGHT.))
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The story of the "white lady" attracted the attention of producers of the television show "Sightings."
Peggy was interview for the show this summer.
She says she's only seen the "white lady" once, as a little girl.
Peggy says she her family and a number of party guests all saw the lady.
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((AND WE SAW THIS LADY DRESSED IN AN OLD TIME WHITE DRESS AND SHE WAS CARRYING A PARASOL IN HER HAND AND WHEN SHE GOT ACROSS THE ROAD SHE DISAPPEARED IN FRONT OF A BIG OAK TREE. AND MY MOTHER TURNED AROUND AND SAID, "DID ANY OF YOU SEE WHAT I JUST SEEN?" AND OF COURSE RIGHT MANY OF US HAD SEEN IT.))
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A preservation group has been trying to restore the historic site for some time now.
They say the plantation offered Confederate soldiers refuge, Robert E. Lee has stayed there, Lee even greeted soldiers at the home shortly after the war ended.
But they say the history of the Burwell family alone, is enough reason to save the house.
Peggy says she was never frightened of the spirit that lives at Avenel.
And even though she's only seen the "White Lady" once there have been other signs.
Peggy says the spirit checked on her brother every night as he slept.
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Peggy says she's not sure how long the "White Lady" will remain at Avenel, but she says she happy so many people have gotten a glimpse of the lady in white.
Denise Allen News 7.))
ANCHOR=Beth
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The show "Sightings" is about real people's experiences with U-F-O's, ghosts and other weird happenings.
The episode on Avenel is supposed to air this month on the Sci-Fi channel.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Have you noticed that while most interest rates have been lower recently, that's not the case with the rates you pay on your credit cards?
In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff tells us about one way to keep those balances down during the holiday season.
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(( When you're out shopping and all caught up in the mood of the season, it's easy to lose track of your spending.
A few charges here, a few charges there, and suddenly your credit card balance is in the discomfort zone.
One good idea is to buy only big ticket gifts with credit cards.
Pay with cash, check, or a debit card for the rest of the presents.
Those purchases will be taken right out of your bank account, and you'll have a better idea of where you stand.
Also, you won't have as many credit card purchases to keep track of.
And getting cash at the mall is easier these days, since many have ATM's inside.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 39 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


When we return,
Sports take center stage.
The Eagles stay on pace in the N-F-C East,
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And, the Panthers hoped to stay within striking range of the 49ers.
Stay with us.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Bucs


The Carolina Panthers scored the first shutout in franchise history beating Tampa Bay 24 to nothing.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX Sports; :


The Panthers defense forced three Trent Dilfer turnovers on this play he is hit and fumbles the ball Shawn King picks it up and scores from 12 yard out to make it 10 to nothing in the second quarter.
Howard Griffith takes it in from the one yard line to make it 17 to nothing.
Then in the fourth quarter Anthony SUPER=30-Carolina/24/Tampa

Bay/0/;Johnson takes the handoff and he blows through the line and scores from 25 yards out and the Panthers beat the Bucs 24 to nothing.
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((SHAWN KING/PANTHER DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: )) ((CARLTON BAILEY/PANTHER LINEBACKER: ))
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Eagles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Eagles/giants


The Eagles shut out the Giants, to make it a three way tie at the top of the N-F-C East.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX Sports;


Ty Detmer goes to the air and hits Jason Dunn on the 14 yard touchdown pass and the Eagles took the 10 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
After a Giant fumble, Detmer goes up top again this time hitting Irvan Fryer on the 19 yard touchdown pass play and the Eagles led 17 to Nothing.
Detmer would strike again before SUPER=30-Philadelphia/24/N.Y.Giants/0/

the half throwing this bullet to Christy Jones and the Eagles go on to beat the Giants 24 to Nothing.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=NFL Logo


The Eagles join Washington and Dallas at the top all three teams have 8 and 5 records.

Wake


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=College Basketball


Tim Duncan had 14 points, 18 rebounds and five blocked shots as third ranked Wake Forest routed Richmond 80 to 55.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/TBD; :


Richmond was down early, but went inside to Rick Edwards--who finished with a game high 17 points.
But Wake comes back with the inside game. Tim Duncan passes to Shawn Allen for the easy slam as Wake led at the half.
Charles Jefferson nails the three pointer from the top of the key.
But Duncan took control and this SUPER=33-Wake

Forest/80/Richmond/55/;time he stays outside for three of his 17 points as Wake Forest beats Richmond 80 to 55.
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