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ANCHOR=Keith

100 people showed up for work in Lynchburg today... only to find the company had shut down.
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We've got a LIVE report at the top of NEWS 7 at SIX on what's going on at Allen-Morrison.
And we'll take you to the new state library... a preview of tomorrow's public opening.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, the police investigation into an alleged rape involving Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and Eric Williams continues, a Friday Football Player of the week signs with Tech,
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and the Hokies touch down in Roanoke from their travel in Miami at the Orange Bowl.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Record highs on the way tomorrow as temperatures again soar to the upper 60's. Details just ahead.

Allen-Morrison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


About 100 metal sign workers in Lynchburg are starting the New Year in an unenviable position.. the unemployment line.
The Allen- Morrison company abruptly closed its doors this morning, victim of what officials say is a cash flow problem.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg Newsroom tonight.
Steve, what's going to happen to those workers... and to the company?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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Right now, a lot of those workers are wondering that themselves.
The employees we talked to say this morning's closing came as a "total shock" to them.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


They were met at the door by the company's comptroller who gave each worker a letter explaining what was happening.
Basically, the 100 or so workers have not been paid for the last two weeks, although they did receive a small Christmas bonus.
Lynchburg city officials say while the closing is tragic, it's not necessarily a sign that the area's economy is suffering.
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


We talked with Allen- Morrison president Barney Reams who says he' still trying to put together the financial backing to re- open the business..
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave

.. but right now, everything is too shaky to determine if or when that might happen. Keith?

Bedford-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


State Police are investigating a citizen's complaint of police brutality against the Bedford County Sheriff's Department.
David Fielder of Bedford says deputies roughed him up when he was arrested for disorderly conduct at a Smith Mountain Lake restaurant in June.
Fielder and 37 other people were charged that night, mostly with minor offenses.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


Fielder says he hit his head as Lieutenant John McCain pulled him from his car to make the arrest.
An internal investigation turned up no wrong- doing, but Lieutenant McCain himself asked state police to look into the matter, in his words "to put it to rest".
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Stovall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Embezzlement


A former South Boston police officer convicted of embezzlement will spend 60- days in jail.
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SUPER=03-Halifax/File Tape;


42- year old Larry Jerome Stovall could have spent two years in prison if the judge had imposed the jury sentence.
Last year, Stovall was convicted of taking more than one thousand dollars seized in drug raids.
He was also found guilty of misappropriating state police funds used for drug investigations.
Stovall was ordered to pay the money back, and pay court costs.
The former South Boston police officer worked as a narcotics investigator, until he was dismissed last year.
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DC8-Crash


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Airborne Express Crash


The investigation into last week's plane crash in Giles County is now focusing on pilot error.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last Week;


According to officials at the National Transportation Safety Board, practically every other explanation has been ruled out.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Triad International Maintenance Corporation-- the company overhauling the plane-- has been cleared of any wrong- doing... for now.
And last week, investigators said weather conditions were NOT a likely cause of the crash.
All six people aboard the D-C-8 were killed when it went down on East River Mountain, just outside Narrows.
The plane was recently purchased by Airborne Express... and the crew was taking it on a "test run" when the crash occurred.
Despite these recent developments in the investigation, officials say it could take as much as nine months to prepare a final report.
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County-Supers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Education


Local lawmakers predict the General Assembly will free up more money for school construction.
But today, they panned a controversial proposal offered by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The supervisors want the state to give local school boards the authority to impose their own taxes.
State Senator John Edwards and House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell say that won't happen anytime soon, but they do expect lawmakers to offer local governments more help in financing school construction.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: WE HAVE ENOUGH TAXING AUTHORITY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND I THINK IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO SPLIT OFF, TO GIVE THE SCHOOL BOARD SEPARATE TAXING AUTHORITY.)) ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER: I THINK YOU CAN EXPECT OVER THE NEXT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO ASSIST ACTUALLY WITH SOME OF THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke County Seal


Today, the supervisors also re- elected Bob Johnson chairman.

Flora


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Real-estate attorney Barry Flora has struck a deal with the federal government.
He was set to enter a guilty plea today, but the case was postponed.
Flora has been involved in various "straw-man" loans- -where a third-party gets the money unbeknownst to the bank. But Flora was never indicted.
The charges in this case involve a 40-thousand dollar loan. The plea agreement unsealed today requires Flora to pay back the money.
First Security Bank lent Flora's Title Insurance Company the 40-Grand in 1989, but Flora endorsed the check to Franklin County businessman William Roberts.
Though Flora could still lose his law licence and possibly go to jail, Prosecutor Jennie Montgomery agreed to call it a misdemeanor.

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6,
Lynchburg police are offering citizens an up close view of police work.
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and it's not the same library your parents took you to--we'll tour the new and improved Library of Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Agee


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Steve Agee


Former Salem Delegate Steve Agee lost his GOP bid for Attorney General in 1993.
Now he's pushing for a seat on the state's highest court.
Agee's circulating his name to replace retiring Virginia Supreme Court Justice Roscoe Stephenson.
Stephenson's from Covington.
Southwest Virginia is represented on the court by Salem's Lawrence Koontz, who became a Justice last year.
Alexandria attorney and former Democratic Delegate Bernie Cohen is also vying for the appointment.

Library


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


It's Virginia's newest pride and joy, and the stats are impressive.
It's NO football team.
It's the brand new Virginia State Library.
Ellen Qualls followed Governor and Mrs. Allen on a tour today.
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The Virginia State Library moved two blocks down Richmond's Broad Street... and picked up enough space for two side by side football fields to fit on each of its six floors.
In fact, its shelving, laid end to end, would stretch for 55 1/2 miles.
Governor Allen wanted to know if he brought his laptop, could he plug into the library's rapidly expanding computer archives?
Yes he can.
In fact it's encouraged.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: COME TO THIS MUSEUM OF THE MIND AND BE EDUCATED. CAN BE ENTERTAINED...EVEN I CAN FIGURE SOME OF THESE THINGS OUT.))
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The overwhelming crowd- pleaser is the architecture... the space.
NAT SOT 02:28:41

((GOV. ALLEN: BOY ISN'T THIS NICE? YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GREAT IN HERE IS YOU HAVE NATURAL LIGHT.))
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But the real reason for the move was for the books themselves.
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((NOLAN YELICH: THE HVAC CONDITIONS IN THE OLD BUILDING WERE NOT AT THE LEVEL...SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS.))
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And if the HVAC system's working... the books are dry.
A little too dry for the Governor.
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((THESE ARE TWO DREARY. VERY NICE LITERATURE. BUT IT'S NOT FOR PUBLIC READING.))
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((IF THE 46 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ARCHITECTURE OR THE 85 MILLION OBJECTS STORED IN THIS LIBRARY INTEREST YOU, HERE'S NEWS YOU CAN USE. THERE ARE 97 FREE PARKING SPACES UNDER THE BUILDING. AND THEY'RE OPERATING ON SATURDAY HOURS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Gay-Marriage


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


It's illegal for people of the same sex to marry in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Now, Abingdon Delegate Joe Johnson wants to make sure gay marriages from other states will never provide any legal rights in Virginia.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen says he'd sign that bill if it reaches his desk.
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IN Q=Yes I would.

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YES I WOULD. Why? WELL I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD RECOGNIZE A SAME SEX MARRIAGE AS THE SAME AS A NORMAL, REGULAR MARRIAGE.))
SOT 04:14:56

((DAVID PERRY/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD SUPPORT BILLS SUCH AS JOHNSON'S SAME SEX MARRIAGE BILL WILL SAY THAT THEY'RE NOT PREJUDICED AGAINST GAYS AND LESBIANS. THAT THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO PROMOTE BIGOTRY. AND I'D INVITE THEM TO PROVE THAT BY SUPPORTING OUR BILL TO ENHANCE PENALTIES FOR BIAS-MOTIVATED VIOLENCE FOR LESBIAN AND GAY VIRGINIANS.))
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TALENT=Keith
SS=None


The state of Hawaii is embroiled in a legal debate over allowing gay marriages.
It's NOT expected to be resolved before next year.

State-budget


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Several Virginia lawmakers spent the afternoon with their pens in hand as voters spelled out their wish lists in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


A public hearing was held at Danville Community College for residents to express how they'd like lawmakers to spend 250- million dollars in excess revenue.
A wide variety of issues were raised including improved funding for the arts and schools as well as pay raises for state workers.
Funding for the mentally handicapped and disabled were also on the top of the list.
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IN Q=We are

((PAT THORNTON: WE ARE A NATION OF COMPASSION AND CONCERN, WE FEED OTHER COUNTRIES YET WE NEGLECT OUR OWN, IT APPEARS AT A GLANCE THAT SOCIETY WOULD PREFER THAT THE MENTALLY RETARDED WITH PROFOUND LIMITATIONS DOES NOT EXIST THAT ATTITUDE CAN NOT CONTINUE. CHIP WOODRUM: PEOPLE LIKE THAT LADY BRING HOME THINGS THAT WE NEED TO CONSIDER, THE ACTUAL HUMAN TOLL, THAT, AND HOW WE HELP HUMAN BEINGS WITH THE STATE BUDGET. ))
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SUPER=@Woodrum; :20
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Lawmakers will hold another hearing tomorrow in Norfolk.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market started the year with a loss. The Dow WAS down 80-some points, but rallied to close at 64 hundred 42, a loss of SIX points.
NASDAQ dropped ten points.
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Plaster


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Phil Plaster


Phil Plaster is two days into a "two- week sprint."
But today, the Patrick County Republican said he intends to claim a seat in the General Assembly, by winning one vote at a time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


A member of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, Plaster is running for the 10th district seat that was held by Roscoe Reynolds.
Plaster expects to claim the Republican nomination tonight, and says he will press a campaign focused on economic and educational opportunity.
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IN Q=You've got to have

((PHIL PLASTER/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE EDUCATION FIRST IN MY OPINION. EDUCATION HAS GOT TO BE THE PREMIER THING FOR THE SURVIVAL OF OUR COMMUNITIES, BUT ON TOP OF THAT, YOU'VE GOT TO WORK ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SO PEOPLE CAN USE THEIR EDUCATION. THERE'S GOT TO BE TWIN PILLARS.))
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OUT Q=twin pillars.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Barnie Day


Plaster will face Democrat Barnie Day in the special election that will be held on January 14th.

Citizens-Academy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


There's more to a policeman's job than what you see on the t-v show "COPS", and Lynchburg residents can now get a firsthand look at how law enforcement works.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Applications are being accepted for the first "citizens police academy" in the Hill City.
Participants will share in the same kind of classroom and field training police recruits go through.
Organizers figure both sides will learn from the experience.
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((CAPT. GARY REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT WE HOPE TO GAIN FROM THIS IS THAT THE CITIZENS WILL GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS THAT THE POLICE FUNCTION AND MISSION IS, AS WELL AS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, AS WELL AS PROVIDE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THEM.))
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The academy gets underway in February and will meet once a week for eight weeks.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


The Hokies arrive in Roanoke, Governor Allen talks about losing his Nebraska/Tech bet, an FFE player of the week paves a lane to Worsham Field today,
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and the off the field troubles of Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin and teammate Eric Williams continue.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Cowboys


Police in Dallas continue their investigation into a 23 year old woman's charge that Cowboy receiver Micheal Irvin allegedly held a gun to her head while Dallas lineman Erick Williams allegedly raped her.
Irvin's attorney says his client has an airtight alibi; that a security guard can back up his whereabouts. Williams isn't talking.
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Irvin and the team practiced today, trying to prepare for Sunday's playoff tilt with Carolina.
The incident allegedly took place in this house Sunday.
If Irvin is charged and is convicted of violating his probation on drug charges, he could spend up to 20 years in prison. But no charges have been filed yet.
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((ED SPENCER/DALLAS POLICE:))
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S-Sugar


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl


The Nokia Sugar Bowl kicks off tonight in New Orleans as number one ranked Florida State straps in to play number 3 Florida for the national championship.

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SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00


The two teams will meet for the second time this season, adn with all the tension surrounding the game, coaches and the media got a laugh when during one of the final pre game news conference the crystal football fell off it's stand.
The seminoles topped the Gators 24-21 back in November and are 11 and OH.
November's loss was the only one on the season for Florida.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-21
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


The Virginia Tech Hokies returned form Miami and the Orange Bowl earlier this afternoon.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Today around 1:30, the Hokies touched down at Roanoke Regional Airport.
The Hokies got off the plane and most of the players and coaches got back on a bus headed for Blacksburg.
A few fans were on hand to welcome the Hokies home.
While Tech lost, 17 seniors still forged a foundation of back to back 10 win seasons that they hope will continue.
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((BRANDON SEMONES/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR LINEBACKER:))
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S-Seniors


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH/NEBRASKA

time code -(4944)
Virginia Tech's Orange Bowl loss to Nebraska marked the end of an era for a very special group of 17 seniors that accomplished more than any other class in Tech history. This year's class went to four consecutive bowl games, and recorded back to back 10 win seasons.
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S-Lomax


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Part of that future was secured today when Brookville standout tight end James Lomax announced his plans to play for Virginia Tech next season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


In a 5pm news conference today from Brookville high school, Lomax, surrounded by his family and coach Lineburg, announced his choice to play for the Hokies. He is projected as Tech tight end Bryan Jennings's possible replacement.
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((JAMES LOMAX/WILL PLAY AT TECH:)) ((MARK LINEBURG/BROOKVILLE HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Mark Lineburg/Brookville Head Coach; :
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S-Gov


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-23
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


The Hokies weren't the only ones talking about their accomplishments or nursing some post game wounds.
Governor Allen was especially disturbed today after losing a bet to Nebraska's governor. he now has to wear a Nebraska T-shirt for a short time!
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((GEORGE ALLEN/GOVERNOR:))
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