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7Schoolwatch


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Wednesday night's snow coupled with this morning's bitter cold temperatures have changed some school schedules this morning.
And despite what was reported early this morning, Henry county schools are on their regular schedules today.
Now here's who's closed or delayed today. schoolwatch full screen

7Local-Peru


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TAPE# 96-105
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A massive hostage situation in South America has the world's eyes and ears focused on Lima, Peru.
The standoff has special meaning for a Roanoke woman, who has family members in the middle of the crisis.
Jay Moore has the story.
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(( Cecilia Alami says her sister and brother- in law were captured while attending the ambassador's dinner.
Her sister, Stella was released unharmed but Stella's husband is still being held hostage.
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((ALAMI: MY SISTER DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE. SHE WOULD HAVE PREFERRED STAYING WITH HER HUSBAND. THERE IS SOME RELIEF BUT WE'RE STILL WORRIED ABOUT HIM.))
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Stella and her husband Kris have lived in Peru for about two years.
Kris has worked all over Central and South America.
He currently works for the U-S Agency for International Development.
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IN Q=What I'm hoping

((ALAMI: WHAT I'M HOPING IS THAT PEOPLE TAKE THEIR TIME WITH THIS. THAT THEY DON'T RUSH WITH ANYTHING. I'M SURE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE NEGOTIATIONS THAT ARE TRYING TO GET THE HOSTAGES OUT ARE KEEPING IN MIND THE LIVES OF THE HOSTAGES. ))
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Cecilia says her sister is getting plenty of support from her and her other 14 siblings.
This large family is sending plenty of prayers for Kris's safe release.
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IN Q=The day before this

((ALAMI: THE DAY BEFORE THIS HAPPENED HE HAD SENT US AN EMAIL INFORMATION TELLING US HE COULDN'T BE HERE. SOME OF THE FAMILY IS COMING HERE FOR CHRISTMAS. HE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN HE PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE WORKING OVERSEES FOR VERY MUCH LONGER AND IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS HE'D COME BACK HOME HE THOUGHT FAMILY WAS IMPORTANT.))
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And the important thing for this family now is to hopefully have Kris safe and free this Christmas.
Jay Moore, News 7.))

7VA-Tech


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On the heels of rape allegations against two of its football players, Virginia Tech is instituting a mandatory sexual assault education program for its athletes.
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Virginia Tech officials first began developing the program last year, following another alleged rape,
The Christy Brzonkala case invovling hokies Tony Morrison and James Crawford.
The program is called Sexual Assault Facts and Education or Project SAFE.
Athletes will be the first to be introduced to the program, but officials plan to extend it campus-wide in the fall.
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7Leader-dog


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TAPE#96-95
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A New Castle man found a special dog under his Christmas tree this year...
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Rodney Brown spent the last month at a training center near Detroit.
That's where he met his new companion, Biff, a 16-month old yellow labrador retriever.
They arrived home yesterday to the anxious arms of his mother and a friend.
Beth is the one who called the Lions Club and found out Rodney would be eligible for a Leader Dog.
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((IT WAS LIKE, "OH, AM I READY FOR THIS?" IT JUST HAPPENED. AND IT'S GOING TO OPEN UP A LOT OF DOORS, BECAUSE I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, GOING TO TAKE SOME COMPUTER CLASSES AND STUFF LIKE THAT.))
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He's the perfect candidate for the Lion's Club program: very active, a great attitude, loves animals.
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Turning now to the weather forecast, It'll be clear and cold. Highs will be in the upper 20s.
Tonight, expect some of the coldest temperatures of the year, with lows in the low teens. 7BIRTHDAYS! 12/22/96

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55Schoolwatch


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Snow earlier this week coupled with cold temperatures have forced some school closings and delays this morning. schoolwatch full screen

55SAFE


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WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Amid more rape charges against Virginia Tech football players, the University says in January it will launch a sexual assault education program.
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The program is called Sexual Assault Facts and Education or SAFE.
It's taken a year to develop the comprehensive program, which will eventually be extended campus-wide.
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((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/PROJECT SAFE COORDINATOR: IT'S DESIGNED TO LOOK AT MORE THAN THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, BUT TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM. AND THAT'S TAKING A LOOK AT GENDER RELATIONS, ALSO LOOKING AT SEXISM. ))
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Officials say Christy Brzonkala's rape allegations against two football players LAST year highlighted a need for the program.
Athletic Director Dave Braine says Project SAFE will be a model for all campuses.
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((DAVE BRAINE/TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: I MEAN I SURE HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL FROM IT AND I THINK BECAUSE I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT AND THAT I HAVE PREACHED THAT TO OUR STAFF AND OUR COACHES, THEY NOW KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT AND I THINK THAT WILL PERMEATE THROUGH THE PROGRAM, AND HOPEFULLY THE UNIVERSITY. ))
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The program consists of eight hours worth of seminars, which will include alcohol education.

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Turning now to the weather forecast, It'll be sunny and cold today with highs in the upper 20s. Clear and very cold tonight with lows in the low teens.
Saturday a slow warm-up begins. Temperatures will reach the upper 30s in
some places--- overnight lows will dip back into the 20s.


Rain is expected by Monday and a rain-snow mix could happen Tuesday which is Christmas Eve. cutopen
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8Schoolwatch


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Wednesday night's snow coupled with this morning's bitter cold temperatures have changed some school schedules this morning.
Let's have a look... schoolwatch full screen

8VA-Tech


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Recent allegations of sexual misconduct by athletes are prompting Virginia Tech to install an sexual assault education program.
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Virginia Tech officials began developing the program last year, following Christy Brzonkala's rape charges against football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford.
It's called Sexual Assault Facts and Education or Project "SAFE" and it's now ready for use.
Athletes will be the first to be introduced to the program, but officials plan to extend it campus-wide in the fall.
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8falwell-Flynt


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TAPE#96-102
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A new movie is rekindling an old feud.
Reverend Jerry Falwell and Porno Publisher Larry Flynt will debate on Cable T-V tonight.
Keith Humphry takes a look back at the 12 year old conflict.
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The T-V debate airs a week before the opening of a new movie about Flynt.
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Falwell says he wants to challenge the notion that Flynt's a hero, as a champion of the First Amendment.
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Twelve years ago this month the two men were fighting it out in a Roanoke courtroom.
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((I THINK IT'S AN ON-GOING BATTLE; I THINK IT'S 6,000 YEARS OLD.))
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Larry Flynt had come to town to defend himself against Falwell's 45-million dollar defamation suit.
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((IT'S BEYOND ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT A COUNTRY FOUNDED ON THE PRINTED WORD THAT 200 YEARS LATER, PEOPLE ARE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT YOU READ OR ABOUT WHAT KIND OF MOVIES THAT YOU SEE.))
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The federal jury in Roanoke concluded Flynt had intentionally inflicted "emotional distress" on Falwell by publishing a parody of a liquor ad, suggesting Falwell was a drunk whose sexual initiation took place in an outhouse with his mother.
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((IF LARRY HAD BEEN PHYSICALLY ABLE AND WERE NOT IN A WHEEL CHAIR. THERE'D HAVE BEEN NO LAWSUIT. I'M A CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA COUNTRY BOY. I'D JUST TAKE HIM OUTSIDE THE BARN AND WHIP HIM AND THAT'D BE THE END OF IT.))
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Keith Humphry News 7.))
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The Supreme Court eventually overturned the trial court's decision. Falwell got nothing, but said yesterday he enjoyed every minute of what he unapologetically calls an attempt to put Flynt out of business.

8Rail-Merger


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TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


In the pursuit for a railroad, the stakes have been raised yet again.
Last night Norfolk Southern upped its hostile bid for Conrail to 115 dollars per share.
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That's about a 16- dollar- a- share increase over the Bid C-S-X made yesterday.
Monday's vote on the Conrail- C-S-X agreement has been postponed until next month.
N-S calls the C-S-X offer an eleventh hour attempt to avoid defeat in a shareholder vote.
Its bid still exceeds the new C-S-X offer by 500- million- dollars.
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Turning now to the weather forecast, It'll be sunny and cold today with highs in the upper 20s. Clear and very cold tonight with lows in the low teens.
Saturday a slow warm-up begins. Temperatures will reach the upper 30s in
some places--- overnight lows will dip back into the 20s.

Christmas Eve. Rain is expected by Monday and a rain-snow mix could happen Tuesday which is