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7D'ville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=murder


One man is dead following a shooting last night in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police responded to a call on Ferry Road last night to find Derrick Levar Crawford lying just inside an apartment with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
The 19- year- old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say they are treating the case as a homicide.
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7E-Abortion-Bill


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=abortion


A Parental notification bill is coming closer to becoming law.
The bill is expected to pass in Virginia this year.
It requires parents be notified before their underage daughter gets an abortion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The bill is now headed to a different state Senate committee.
Planned Parenthood of Virginia expects it to pass, and is ready to it in the court system.
Meanwhile, Virginia is seeing its FIRST bill to ban so-called "partial birth" or late term abortions.
A warning, some of the comments are graphic.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL I DIDN'T EXPECT THEM SO EARLY OR SO GRAPHIC ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE.))
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL: THEN THE DOCTOR OPENED THE SCISSORS UP. THEN HE STUCK THE HIGH-POWERED SUCTION TUBE INTO THE HOLE AND SUCKED THE BABY'S BRAINS OUT.))
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SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :06
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=brains out.
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VO-NAT


The late term abortion bill has NOT yet been debated in committee.
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7P-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=drug bust


In Pittsylvania County, nearly 150 people have been arrested on drug charges in the culmination of a year long undercover investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Federal, State and Local authorities arrested suspects yesterday morning.
Among them was Marlowe Andre Farmer-- the man charged with attempted capital murder in November after he allegedly shot a police officer.
Danville Officer Dennis Haley was looking for drugs in Farmer's home when he was shot in the neck.
Farmer was released on bond earlier this month--yesterday he was charged with cocaine distribution.
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IN Q=They ought

((MARLOW ANDRE FARMER: THEY OUGHT TO GO GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THAT'S WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, QUIT HARASSING PEOPLE EVERY DAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING. ))
SUPER=07-Marlow Andre Farmer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=I'm saying.
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VO-NAT


Officer Haley was back on duty-- rounding up suspects in yesterday's drug bust.
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7E-Wythe-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine


Crack, L-S-D, cocaine and meth-amphetamine- Those are just a few of the drugs Wythe County authorities seized in their undercover operation.
The year-long investigation wrapped up yesterday as police began arresting about 35 people.
Sheriff Wayne Pike also expects some FEDERAL charges.

7S-Local-Food-Lion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A-B-C says it will appeal a multi-million court judgement in its lawsuit with Food Lion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC;


Yesterday a jury ordered the network to pay Food Lion five-and-a-half million dollars in punitive damages.
The jury had found the network defrauded the grocery chain by sending undercover cameras inside grocery stores for a Prime Time Live broadcast about poor sanitation practices.
Washington and Lee professor Lou Hodges testified in the trial, in defense of A-B-C's undercover work.
He says he expects the fight to continue in appeals courts for several years.
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IN Q=so I don't think

((LOU HODGES/W&L PROFESSOR; SO I DON'T THINK THERE WILL BE AN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ON THE WAY JOURNALISTS CONDUCT THEMSELVES, THOUGH I'M SURE THAT ALL INVESTIGATIVE TEAMS HAVE KEPT A VERY CLOSE EYE ON THIS LAWSUIT.))
SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/W&L Professor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=eye on this lawsuit.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Hodges says undercover reporting, when used with caution, has served the public well for a long time.

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
WRITER=
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


We have one school delay this morning.
Highland County schools will be delayed two hours.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Light Rain/Mostly Sunny/52-55/Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/28-30;
SUPER=#555; RESET


Here's a look at today's forecast.
Expect some light rain today, but we should see some sunshine.
Highs will be in the low to mid 50's.
But a cool night, lows will be in the upper 20's or low 30's.
Looking ahead.
The clouds return tomorrow we may also see some light sleet or freezing rain, changing to rain.
More rain is in the forecast for Saturday, drying out Sunday.
The cold temperatures return on Monday. 7BIRTHDAYS! 1/24/97

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SUPER=130-12/Alicia Saunders/Drakes Branch;



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SUPER=130-44th/James & Alma Harrison/Radford;



SUPER=130-9/Brandon Davis/Fries;



SUPER=130-8/Savannah Wright/Salem;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-11/Amber Mines/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/McKinley Rorrer/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-5/Leighton Bennett/Altavista;



SUPER=130-/Betty Hammer/Monterey;



SUPER=130-43/Sandy Stockton/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-66/June Brooks/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-17/Clint Burke/Millboro;


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55D'ville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=murder


Danville police are investigating a homicide this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police responded to a call on Ferry Road last night to find Derrick Levar Crawford lying just inside an apartment with a single gunshot to the chest.
The 19- year- old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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55E-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


A year long drug investigation on the southside has led to the arrest of close to 150 suspects
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Federal, state and local police began rounding up suspects in Danville and Pittsylvania County, yesterday morning.
They were taken to a command post set up at the old Mount Herman Elementary school, near Danville.
From there the suspects were taken to various holding facilities.
Authorities say a significant number of those charged as part of "Operation Flashpoint" are considered major players.
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IN Q=We're real

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:WE'RE REAL FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE TYPE OF PEOPLE THAT ARE DEDICATED TO THIS WAR ON DRUGS THAT WE'VE GOT WORKING FOR BOTH DANVILLE AND PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AS WELL AS THE OTHER FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES. ROBERT CROUCH, JR./UNITED STATES ATTORNEY: LAW ENFORCEMENT IS UNITED IN THIS EFFORT, IT IS AN ONGOING EFFORT, AND OUR MESSAGE TO ANYONE WHO IS CURRENTLY PARTICIPATING IN THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY, OR IS CONTEMPLATING THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY, IS QUIT THAT DIRTY BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Crouch, Jr./United States Attorney; :11
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=dirty business.
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VO-NAT


The man charged with shooting and wounding a Danville police officer late last year was one of the first arrested.
Marlowe Andre Farmer is charged with cocaine distribution.
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55S-Radford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Carilion


In Montgomery County, construction is about to begin on a new hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Carilion Radford Community officials broke ground on the project yesterday.
The 56 million- dollar facility will provide special focus on out- patient care.
And officials say it's designed to feel less like a hospital and more like an upscale spa or hotel.
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((SKIP LAMB/CARILION EXECUTIVE V.P.: MAJOR EMPHASIS ON TRYING TO DE-INSTITUTIONALIZE CARE AND TREATMENT. OUR ARCHITECTS WERE TOLD THAT WE WANT THE HUMAN ELEMENT STRESSED AND THE INSTITUTIONAL ASPECT MINIMIZED. ))
SUPER=01-Skip Lamb/Carilion Executive V.P.;
RUNS=:15
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VO-NAT


The hospital will be located just outside the Radford City limits in Montgomery County.
Besides Radford, it will also serve residents from eight surrounding counties.
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55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
WRITER=
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


We have one school delay this morning.
Highland County schools will be delayed two hours.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Light Rain/Mostly Sunny/52-55/Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/28-30;
SUPER=#555; RESET


Here's a look at today's forecast.
Expect some light rain today, but we should see some sunshine.
Highs will be in the low to mid 50's.
But a cool night, lows will be in the upper 20's or low 30's.
Looking ahead.
The clouds return tomorrow we may also see some light sleet or freezing rain, changing to rain.
More rain is in the forecast for Saturday, drying out Sunday.
The cold temperatures return on Monday. Cutopen
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8D'ville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=shooting


Police say a man was murdered last night in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Authorities were called to an apartment on Ferry Road last night.
When they arrived they found a man lying just inside the apartment with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
He later died at the hospital.
The 19- year- old man has been identified as Derrick Levar Crawford, a Pennsylvania resident.
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8P-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=drug bust


More than 150 people have been arrested in the wake of a year long drug investigation in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Federal, State and Local authorities arrested suspects yesterday morning.
Among them was Marlowe Andre Farmer-- the man charged with attempted capital murder in November after he allegedly shot a police officer.
Danville Officer Dennis Haley was looking for drugs in Farmer's home when he was shot in the neck.
Farmer was released on bond earlier this month--yesterday he was charged with cocaine distribution.
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IN Q=They ought

((MARLOW ANDRE FARMER: THEY OUGHT TO GO GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, THAT'S WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE, QUIT HARASSING PEOPLE EVERY DAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING. ))
SUPER=07-Marlow Andre Farmer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=I'm saying.
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VO-NAT


Officer Haley was back on duty-- rounding up suspects in yesterday's drug bust.
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8P-Elfun-Society


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=computers


Computers have become a necessity in today's classrooms, but placing them in every classroom isn't cheap.
Volunteers in Salem are trying to make that possible by recycling used computers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Members of the Elfun Society have spent thousands of hours refurbishing computers donated by Roanoke Valley businesses.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Two gifts of 35 computers helped Elliston- Lafayette (luh-FAY-et) Elementary School expand a lab and put more technology in classrooms.
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((JOHN MARTIN/MONTGOMERY CO. PUBLIC SCHOOLS: WE'RE PREPARING WITH THE WONDERFUL ASSISTANCE OF SOME COMMUNITY BUSINESSES THAT MAKE THE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE TO US, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO BUILD A PROGRAM THAT WE BELIEVE IS GOING TO HELP OUR CHILDREN.)) ((TOM BLAKLEY/ELFUN COMPUTER PROJECT: WE'RE NOT DOING IT JUST BECAUSE WE'RE GOODY GOODY, WE'RE DOING IT BECAUSE WE ENJOY IT. AS I SAID WE'RE JUST GRUMPY OLD MEN WORKING TOGETHER DOING WHAT WE LIKE HELPING TEACHERS TEACH THE KIDS.))
SUPER=01-John Martin/Montgomery Co. Public Schools; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Blakley/Elfun Computer Project; :13
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=teach the kids.
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VO-NAT


Fifteen to 20-volunteers, mostly retirees from General Electric, have refurbished more than 13- hundred computers during the last four years.
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8E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg is looking to the government for help in renovating the city's dilapidated train station.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


City council says it will apply for a three million dollar grant from the transportation department.
Plans call for remodeling the building and using it as a centerpiece for revitalizing the neighborhood.
The city also wants to honor the memory of councilman Junius Haskins.
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SOT 12:28:26
IN Q=I would like

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING THAT PARK AREA EARLY ON, AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, MAYBE WITH THE HELP OF THE LEAF FOLKS AND THE LEAF FUND AND SO FORTH, AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY TO GO AHEAD AND DEVELOP THAT PARK AREA AND DO THAT IN JUNIUS' NAME.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=in Junius' name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Haskins, an early supporter of the train station project, died of a heart attack last week.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut in
WRITER=
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


We have one school delay this morning.
Highland County schools will be delayed two hours.
SUPER=X5000; SET DISSOLVE
SUPER=314-Light Rain/Mostly Sunny/52-55/Increasing Clouds/Light Winds/28-30;
SUPER=#555; RESET


Here's a look at today's forecast.
Expect some light rain today, but we should see some sunshine.
Highs will be in the low to mid 50's.
But a cool night, lows will be in the upper 20's or low 30's.
Looking ahead.
The clouds return tomorrow we may also see some light sleet or freezing rain, changing to rain. The cold temperatures return on Monday. More rain is in the forecast for Saturday, drying out Sunday.