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7E-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


In Rockbridge County a drug sting results in the arrests of 27 people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


The arrests were made Monday and yesterday officials showed off the
results;--- cocaine, marijuana, and several prescription drugs allegedly stolen

by a worker at a Lexington nursing home.
Police Chief Bruce Beard who has been with the department for 27 years says this is the biggest single drug roundup he's seen.
The Rockbridge task force has made a total of 299 arrests since it formed in 19-94.
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7P-L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


Lynchburg plans to put prospective employees with the city school system under the microscope.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The school board plans to expand criminal background checks on applicants.
The new system will include a check of the state's sex offender registry, to weed out applicants with that kind of criminal history.
School officials say they have not had any problems so far, and they intend to keep it that way.
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SOT 11:25:08
IN Q=When you do

((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WHEN YOU DO SEE INSTANCES OCCUR NATIONALLY AND IN OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND OTHER PLACES, IT MAKES YOU STOP AND PAUSE, AND THINK `COULD THAT HAPPEN HERE'? THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE GONE FORWARD WITH THIS POLICY, TO PUT IN PLACE SOME OF THE MOST EXHAUSTIVE SAFEGUARDS WE CAN.))
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Lynchburg Deputy School Super.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=safeguards we can.
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VO-NAT


Campbell believes expanding the background checks will deter people with criminal records from applying.
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7DEQ-Hopkins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 96-109)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The general Assembly has approved the appointment of Tom Hopkins as Director of the Department of Environmental Quality.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


His position was re-affirmed yesterday with 65 votes.
34 lawmakers did NOT vote or pleaded a conflict.
Democrats have criticized what they see as political plotting and lax enforcement of pollution laws.
But the majority refused to make history by rejecting a Governor's appointment.
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SOT 13:28:09
IN Q=

((SO I WILL.. VOTE FOR HIM.))
SUPER=@Woodrum;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=vote for him.
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VO-NAT


Hopkins already has Senate approval.
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7E-Rainbow-Suspect


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=abo
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


West Virginia Police have no doubt the right man locked up for the so called Rainbow Murders.
Jacob Beard was convicted and sentenced to two life terms for the double homicide in 19-80.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


But last fall white supremacist Joseph Franklin said HE shot and killed the two women while on a cross-country murder spree.
After investigating Franklin's claims state police say they are sure Franklin did not do it- and that his descriptions of the killings do not match evidence.
Nancy Santomero and Vicki Durian were murdered in Pocahontas County while hitchhiking to a gathering of the Rainbow Family.
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7E-Henry-Curfew


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=NONE


A group of Martinsville teenagers is voicing its opposition to a possible city-wide curfew.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Tuesday;


The students are members of the Martinsville/Henry County Youth Council.
They took their concerns to city officials yesterday.
City leaders are planning to mail a survey to Martinsville residents later this week asking if a curfew is needed.
The students believe an ordinance would unfairly punish teenagers.
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12:40:46
SOT
IN Q=As far

((RUSTY LAW/YOUTH COUNCIL CHAIRMAN:AS FAR AS THE OLDER TEENAGERS ARE CONCERNED THERE'S NOT MANY PLACES TO GO AT NIGHT AND SO PEOPLE HANG OUT IN CITY STREETS AND IT'S NOT NECESSARILY SO MUCH TROUBLE THAT'S BEING CREATED, IT'S JUST THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DON'T LIKE YOUNG PEOPLE HANGING OUT, I MEAN WE SHOWED SOME STATS, THERE HASN'T BEEN THAT MUCH CRIME COMMITTED BY JUVENILES.))
SUPER=01-Rusty Law/Youth Council Chairman; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=by juveniles.
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VO-NAT


If a curfew is passed by City Council, there's a possibility it would be modeled after Danville, where a curfew has been in effect for more than a year.
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7weather


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Turning now to weather, you can expect skies to turn mostly sunny today.
High temperatures will rise into the upper 40s to near 50.
Meanwhile, increasing clouds by tonight, with a low around 30.
Friday's outlook is mostly cloudy with a high temperature around 50.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/7/97

SUPER=130-2/Maykayla Davis/Dugspur;



SUPER=130-38/Carl Clark/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-/Teresa Lawson/Bassett;



SUPER=130-9/Christina Wilkinson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-75/Annie Bowyer/Altavista;



SUPER=130-23/Sharemba Bacon/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-62/Nelson Vest Sr./Pilot;



SUPER=130-2/Whitney Preston/Callaway;



SUPER=130-/Gene Eastwood/Roanoke;


Saturday:

SUPER=130-/Darlene Wooding/Salem;



SUPER=130-5/Sara Lawson/Bassett;



SUPER=130-8/Quantez Mattox/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-8/Krista Saul/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-7/Cody Quesenberry/Hillsville;



SUPER=130-1/Gavrielle Farmer/Forest;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/June & Rosalie Conner/Floyd;



SUPER=130-9/Zachary Umberger/Wytheville;



SUPER=130-7/Ricky Gibson/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-38/Dale Umberger/Max Meadows;



SUPER=130-73/Onnie Roach/Danville;



SUPER=130-10/Chris Fejes/Check; (pronounced - Fay-jus )



SUPER=130-34/Rudy Hedge/Dublin;



SUPER=130-/William "Ed" Gunter/Cascade;





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55E-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


After nine months of hard work the Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force reaped the benefits of a large scale undercover investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Monday, the task force arrested 27 people on drug charges.
Yesterday they showed off the results of those arrests; cocaine, marijuana, and several prescription drugs allegedly stolen by a worker at a Lexington nursing home.
Police Chief Bruce Beard who has been with the department for 27 years says this is the biggest single drug roundup he's seen.
The Rockbridge task force has made a total of 299 arrests since it formed in 19-94.
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55E-Rainbow-Suspect


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=abo
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


West Virginia authorities are certain the right man is behind bars for the so called Rainbow killings.
Jacob Beard was convicted and sentenced to two life terms for the double murders in 19-80.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


But last fall white supremacist Joseph Franklin said HE shot and killed the two women while on a cross-country murder spree.
After investigating Franklin's claims state police say they are sure Franklin did not do it- and that his descriptions of the killings do not match evidence.
Nancy Santomero and Vicki Durian were murdered in Pocahontas County while hitchhiking to a gathering of the Rainbow Family.
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55E-Tanglewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=none


A new addition and a brand new look for two retailers at Tanglewood Mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A Barnes and Noble superstore is planned for the space now occupied by the Tanglewood Cinema.
The movie theater will be torn down, and replaced by a ten- screen multiplex nearby.
And officials say they are talking with potential tenants for the Brendles space at the other end of the mall.
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SOT
IN Q=We've got the

((MICKEY CLARK/KANE REALTY: WE'VE GOT THE SPACE BACK NOW AND WE ARE WORKING WITH TWO OR THREE NATIONAL TENANTS, SOME OF WHOM WOULD TAKE THE WHOLE SPACE, OR WE MAY SPLIT IT UP. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING I CAN ANNOUNCE NOW, BUT WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Mickey Clark/Kane Realty;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=very excited about it.
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VO-NAT


Both the Barnes and Noble bookstore and the Carmike Cinemas should be open in time for the Christmas shopping season.
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55weather


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Time now to check the forecast for today--
Mostly sunny skies will spread across the region by the afternoon.
Look for highs nearing 50.
Skies will become increasingly cloudy tonight, with lows around 30.
And the clouds will linger for tomorrow.
Highs again near 50.
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8E-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


After a nine- month undercover investigation, the Rockbridge Regional Task Force unveiled its findings yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Monday, the task force arrested 27 people on drug charges.
Yesterday they showed off the results; cocaine, marijuana, and several prescription drugs allegedly stolen.
This makes a total of 299 arrests for the task force since it formed in 19-94.
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8P-L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


You'll have a hard time finding work in the Lynchburg city school system if you've ever had brushes with the law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The school board agreed to expand its criminal background checks for all prospective employees.
The new system will include a check of the state's sex offender registry, to weed out applicants with that kind of criminal history.
School officials say they have not had any problems so far, and they intend to keep it that way.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:25:08
IN Q=When you do

((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WHEN YOU DO SEE INSTANCES OCCUR NATIONALLY AND IN OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND OTHER PLACES, IT MAKES YOU STOP AND PAUSE, AND THINK `COULD THAT HAPPEN HERE'? THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE GONE FORWARD WITH THIS POLICY, TO PUT IN PLACE SOME OF THE MOST EXHAUSTIVE SAFEGUARDS WE CAN.))
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Lynchburg Deputy School Supt.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=safeguards we can.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Campbell believes expanding the background checks will deter people with criminal records from applying.
(----------------)



8DEQ-Hopkins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 96-109)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The director of the Department of Environmental Quality won final approval from the General Assembly yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Tom Hopkins' position was re-affirmed with 65 votes.
34 lawmakers did NOT vote or pleaded a conflict.
Democrats have criticized what they see as political plotting and lax enforcement of pollution laws.
But the majority refused to make history by rejecting a Governor's appointment.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:28:09
IN Q=

((SO I WILL.. VOTE FOR HIM.))
SUPER=@Woodrum;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=vote for him.
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VO-NAT


Hopkins already has Senate approval.
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8E-Burns


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=None


His Civil War documentary made Virginia a key tourist spot--
Now Ken Burns is producing a documentary about the Commonwealth's favorite son, Thomas Jefferson.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=nat sot
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Ken Burns/Documentary Film Maker; :14
SUPER=@Ellen1; :36
SUPER=@Newman; :57
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



((nat sot clapping
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Virginia's staunchest bastion of tradition seldom gives as warm a welcome to those Hollywood types.
But the maker of "Thomas Jefferson," a two-part documentary of the Commonwealth's favorite son is different.
sot 03:18:14

((KEN BURNS: HE DISTILLED A CENTURY OF ENLIGHTENMENT THINKING INTO ONE REMARKABLE SENTENCE WHICH BEGINS "WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL." AND YET HE OWNED MORE THAN 200 HUMAN BEINGS, AND NEVER SAW FIT IN HIS LIFE TO FREE THEM.))
runs=:18


350-thousand Virginia tax dollars helped underwrite the project.

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((ANOTHER QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS WENT INTO ORGANIZING AND PROMOTING A JEFFERSON DRIVING TOUR THAT INCLUDES NINE STOPS. AMONG THEM, THE STATE CAPITOL HE DESIGNED.))
runs=:13


Also, the geological wonder of Natural Bridge -- which Jefferson purchased from King George the third.
And his country retreat, the Lynchburg area's Poplar Forest.
sot 04:27:18

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: TOURISM HELPS US OUT TO A COUPLE OF BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. AND NOW THAT WE HAVE POPLAR FOREST, IT'S CERTAINLY A JEWEL IN OUR CAP AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT.))
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sot 03:18:46

((KEN BURNS: HE REMAINED A PUZZLE EVEN TO THOSE WHO THOUGHT THEY KNEW HIM BEST. EMBODIED CONTRADICTIONS COMMON TO THE COUNTRY WHOSE INDEPENDENCE IT FELL TO HIM TO PROCLAIM, IN WORDS WHOSE PRECISE MEANING AMERICANS HAVE DEBATED EVER SINCE.))
runs=:16


Tune in to PBS February 18th.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

8weather


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WRITER=kmc
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Here's what you can expect weatherwise today--
Mostly sunny skies with a high temperature nearing 50 degrees.
We'll see increasing clouds, though by tonight.
Lows will be around 30.
And Friday's forecast is mostly cloudy, with highs again around 50.
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