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7Allen-Morrison


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TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


Some 100 hundred workers will be soon be looking for jobs in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Employees arriving at the Allen- Morrison company yesterday morning were greeted with a letter explaining the plant had shut down due to "cash flow" problems.
The workers have not been paid for the last two weeks, although they did reportedly receive a small Christmas bonus.
The shutdown caught city economic officials by surprise, but they expressed hope for the displaced employees.
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IN Q=It's a tragedy

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: IT'S A TRAGEDY FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED. FORTUNATELY FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, WE HAVE A RELATIVELY LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RIGHT NOW, AND THE POTENTIAL TO ABSORB THOSE FOLKS INTO OTHER JOBS.. IF THAT'S WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO DO.. IS GREATER THAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO WHEN OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS SEVEN OR EIGHT PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Economic Development; :00
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OUT Q=seven or eight percent.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Allen- Morrison had been in business in Lynchburg for more than 65 years.
Its president, Barney Reams, told News 7 yesterday he still hopes to find the financing to re-open the company in the near future.

7P-DC8-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=airborne crash


The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into human error as a cause of last month's plane crash in Giles County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;


The company that was overhauling the D- C- 8 has all but been cleared of any wrong- doing.
Days after the plane went down, weather related causes were also ruled out.
An N- T- S- B spokesman says the focus of the investigation has now turned to pilot error.
But it could take as long as nine months before officials make a final determination as to the cause of the crash.
The plane was recently purchased by Airborne Express... and a crew of six people were taking it on a "test run" when it went down.
There were no survivors.
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7Bedford-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


A state police investigation is underway, looking into allegations of police brutality against the Bedford County sheriff's office.
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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VO-NAT
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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7State-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=State Seal


With millions of dollars in excess revenue on hand in the state, residents had a chance to tell lawmkers yesterday how they would like to see it spent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The meeting was in Danville.
The money on hand totals 250 million dollars.
Funding for schools, the mentally handicapped and disabled, as well as pay raises for state workers were among the ideas expressed.
Danville Mayor Linwood Wright also put in a request.
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IN Q=We are

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE MAYOR:WE ARE GOING TO REQUEST FUNDING TO DEVELOP A SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR TO SERVE PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF DANVILLE, AND ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS, HOPEFULLY WE CAN FOCUS THIS ON RELATIVELY HIGH TECH ISSUES PARTICULARITY SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT. CHIP WOODRUM:THIS IS KIND OF WHAT THE PROCESS IS WE GO THROUGH THIS TRY TO GET THE INPUT FROM OUT IN THE GRASSROOTS TRY TO SEE WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT AND TRY TO GET THEIR INPUT INTO THE BUDGET. ))
SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Danville Mayor; :00
SUPER=@Woodrum; :20
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OUT Q=the budget.
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VO-NAT


Another hearing is scheduled today in Norfolk.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast--
We are expecting another gorgeous day, with highs around 70.
Tonight, skies will remain clear with lows in the low to mid 50s.
7BIRTHDAYS! 1/5 & 1/6

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SUPER=130-84/Sherman Smith/Copper Hill;



SUPER=130-80/Virginia Craft/New Castle;


Monday:

SUPER=130-1/Mason Harold Fisher/Hot Springs;



SUPER=130-3/Josh Campbell/;



SUPER=130-80/Alice Howell/Vinton;



SUPER=130-47/Brenda Word/Concord;


Not Pictured:

SUPER=130-31/Joe Brightwell/Burnt Chimney;


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55Closing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 96-100)
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


Workers at a Lynchburg sign company didn't see the writing on the wall.
They say they were stunned yesterday to find out their employer had closed the business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Employees at the Allen- Morrison company were greeted yesterday morning with a letter explaining the plant had shut down due to "cash flow" problems.
The hundred or so workers have not been paid for the last two weeks, although they did reportedly receive a small Christmas bonus.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Allen- Morrison had been in business in Lynchburg for more than 65 years.
Its president, Barney Reams, told News 7 yesterday he still hopes to find the financing to re-open the company in the near future.

55HOWARD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Roanoke man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking two women in June.
A plea agreement kept Ronnie Lee Howard from facing a more serious charges of attempted rape.
The 22- year- old pleaded no contest yesterday to holding two women at knifepoint outside their apartment.
He apparently let them go when they screamed.
Howard also pleaded guilty to breaking into a third woman's apartment.
All three incidents happened in June.

55Gay-Marriage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


In Virginia it isn't even an option-- Same sex marriages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Now, Abingdon Delegate Joe Johnson wants to make sure gay marriages from other states will not receive any legal recognition 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.))
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((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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SUPER=01-David Perry/Virginians For Justice; :11
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OUT Q=and gay marriages.
TALENT=Melanie
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.

55WEATHER


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TAPE#NONE



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Turning now to the weather forecast--
We are expecting another gorgeous day, with highs around 70.
Tonight, skies will remain clear with lows in the low to mid 50s.
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8Closing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 96-100)
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


Good Morning, I'm Linda Scarbourgh, It's Friday Jan. 3rd. In the news this morning....
A Lynchburg company has written its last sign and left dozens of workers out of a job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Employees at the Allen- Morrison company were greeted yesterday morning with a letter explaining the plant had shut down due to "cash flow" problems.
The hundred or so workers have not been paid for the last two weeks, although they did reportedly receive a small Christmas bonus.
Allen- Morrison had been in business in Lynchburg for more than 65 years.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Its president, Barney Reams, told News 7 yesterday he still hopes to find the financing to re-open the company in the near future.

8P-DC8-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=airborne crash


Pilot error is now being investigated as the possible cause in last week's deadly crash in Giles County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23;


The company that was overhauling the D- C- 8 has all but been cleared of any wrong- doing.
Days after the plane went down, weather related causes were also ruled out.
An N- T- S- B spokesman says the focus of the investigation has now turned to pilot error.
But it could take as long as nine months before officials make a final determination as to the cause of the crash.
The plane was recently purchased by Airborne Express... and a crew of six people was taking it on a "test run" when it went down.
There were no survivors.
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8HOWARD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Roanoke man has been sentenced to five years in prison for attacking two women in June.
A plea agreement kept Ronnie Lee Howard from facing a more serious charges of attempted rape.
The 22- year- old pleaded no contest yesterday to holding two women at knifepoint outside their apartments.
He apparently let them go when they screamed.
Howard also pleaded guilty to breaking into a third woman's apartment.
All three incidents happened on June 14th.

8State-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=State Seal


A public hearing in Danville yesterday gave lawmakers an opportunity to turn an ear to the voters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The meeting was a chance for residents to express how they'd like lawmakers to spend approximately 250- million dollars in excess revenue.
Funding for schools, the mentally handicapped and disabled, as well as pay raises for state workers were among the ideas expressed.
Danville Mayor Linwood Wright also put in a request.
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IN Q=We are

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE MAYOR:WE ARE GOING TO REQUEST FUNDING TO DEVELOP A SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR TO SERVE PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF DANVILLE, AND ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS, HOPEFULLY WE CAN FOCUS THIS ON RELATIVELY HIGH TECH ISSUES PARTICULARITY SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT. CHIP WOODRUM:THIS IS KIND OF WHAT THE PROCESS IS WE GO THROUGH THIS TRY TO GET THE INPUT FROM OUT IN THE GRASSROOTS TRY TO SEE WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT AND TRY TO GET THEIR INPUT INTO THE BUDGET. ))
SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Danville Mayor; :00
SUPER=@Woodrum; :20
RUNS=:32
OUT Q=the budget.
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VO-NAT


Another hearing is scheduled today in Norfolk.
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8Nice-Wx


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=NONE


Unseasonably warm temperatures had many people out and about yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The temperatures reached into the 60s and 70s in some parts of our area.
Emelie Moles took advantage of the weather to get some fresh air for her children.
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SOT 14:44:13
IN Q=It keeps them

((WILL & EMELIE MOLES: IT KEEPS THEM FROM DRIVING ME CRAZY INSIDE ALL DAY. IT'S NICE TO GET THEM OUT AND EXPEND SOME ENERGY AND THEY SLEEP A LOT BETTER TOO.))
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OUT Q=lot better too.
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VO-NAT


Some people spent the day on the river banks, while others used the sunny weather for soccer practice.
This retired couple spent the afternoon on the tennis courts.
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SOT 14:55:03
IN Q=But you always

((CAL ALIFF: BUT YOU ALWAYS JUST NEED TO STAY READY AROUND HERE, GRAB THESE GOOD ONES WHEN THEY COME OUR WAY.))
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OUT Q=come our way.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


And more warm weather is in the forecast today.

8WEATHER


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NEWSCAST=cutin
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The forecast for today calls for lots of sunshine by afternoon... Highs will be in the 70s--
Tonight, skies will remain clear with lows in the low to mid 50s.
Saturday, cloudy skies with highs in the 60s and overnight lows in the 40s.
There's a chance of rain Sunday with highs in the upper 50s.
Thanks for joining us this morning, have a great day.