06:00-01

Fatal-Chase

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 97-63)
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


It may have started as a hit and run.. but then police say it escalated into a chase with fatal conseguences.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison Heights;


43- year- old Daniel Candler and 36- year- old Janet Phelps of Madison Heights were killed instantly when they were thrown from their vehicle after hitting a parked car.
Lynchburg's police chief is defending his officer who was involved in the chase Wednesday night.
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SOT 2:47:54
IN Q=It appears what

((CHIEF BENNETT: IT APPEARS WHAT THE LYNCHBURG POLICE OFFICER DID WAS NOT ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR POLICY BUT WAS IN KEEPING WITH THE DUTIES OF POLICE PERSONNEL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=protect the public.
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VO-NAT


Bennett also says police found whiskey and marijuana in the wrecked car.. autopsies should reveal whether either substance played a role in this crash.
Officer Jamison, who's been on the force less than a year, will remain on active duty while an internal review is completed.
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E-Breedlove


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


First, a Montgomery County teacher's aide was accused of having sex with a 13- year- old student.
Now, he's facing ADDITIONAL charges.
Investigators believe 25- year- old John Breedlove, a former basketball stand-out at Ferrum College, was involved with yet another student.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ferrum/File Tape;


Breedlove, shown here during a game, was a teacher's aide at Auburn High school.
The latest charge accuses Breedlove of having consensual sex with a second 13- year- old student last spring.
He's also accused of asking another girl for oral sex.
Breedlove has been fired.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


Montgomery County's school superintendent, Fred Morton, says Auburn High is an excellent school-- and hopes people won't lose faith in what's been a good institution.

Armored-CAR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The F-B-I says it has found the money from the largest armored car heist in U-S history.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mountain Home, NC;


Agents say they recovered millions of dollars in missing cash from a North Carolina storage unit.
Nearly 19 million dollars was stolen in Jacksonville, Florida six months ago.
A receipt found at the suspect's hideout in Mexico led authorities to the money.
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Turner-Money


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Turner, Ted


Media mogul Ted Turner is giving one billion-dollar pledge to United Nations charities.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Turner made the announcement at a Manhattan hotel while receiving the Global Leadership Award from the United Nations Association of the United States of America.
Refugee aid, efforts to clean up land mines and disease prevention are some of the causes the money will benefit.
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E-Spots-Murders


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police may have a suspect in the slayings of three Spotsylvania County girls, but those in charge of the case say it's "unlikely" a man jailed in Prince William County is the killer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Thirty-nine- year- old Michael Alan Jett is being held on other charges, including abduction and sexual battery. Authorities looking into the deaths of 16- year- old Sofia Silva, 15- year- old Kristen Lisk and her 12- year- old sister Kati now say they have information suggesting Jett may NOT be the killer.
Jett came to the attention of police after a cellmate claimed Jett talked about the Lisk case and molesting young girls.
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E-Crash-Victims


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=abr
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


In other news from Spotsylvania County.
Two of the five Americans killed in a United Nations helicopter crash in Bosnia were from the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia/Wednesday


Retired F-B-I agents and next door neighbors David "Kris" Kriskovich and Olivio Albert (Ba-satch-io) Beccaccio were identified by U-N officials.
Kriskovich was a deputy with the U-N's International Task Force in Bosnia and Beccaccio (Ba-Satch-io) was his assistant.
The men were serving in Bosnia since March to rebuild the Bosnian police force.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of break
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=13-Ray Cox/Lake Back-O-Beyon; :19
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :45
RUNS=3:09
OUT Q=Mornin' returns


Tape will toss to stocks Stocks Comm

E-Target


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Valley View Mall


Shoppers aren't the only ones attracted by Valley View Mall...some new stores are on their way too.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=03-Minnesota/File Tape; :09
SUPER=01-Patty Van Horn/Wal Mart Shopper; :20
SUPER=01-Joe Flowers/Wal Mart Shopper; :50
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:11
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=news 7, roanoke


(( This land is being graded for a TARGET discount store-- one of the most successful discount chains in the country.
The store is Target's first in Southwest Virginia-- and will look like this
store in Minnesota.


It will be next door neighbors with the Wal Mart superstore-- putting the two rivals within close walking distance.
SOT 5:33:38

((I'LL PROBABLY CHECK THEM OUT, BUT I'VE BEEN SHOPPING AT WAL MART EVER SINCE IT CAME TO NORTH CAROLINA-10-12 YEARS. I REALLY LIKE WAL MART, I'D BUY STOCK IN IT IF I COULD. STIFF COMPETITION.(LAUGHTER) ))
RUNS=:14


Sources tell News 7 that Target won't be the only new store in this development.
There will also be several smaller businesses. pre-pro
5 companies have reportedly signed up , including The Sports Authority, Petsmart, and Ruby Tuesday's.
SOT 5:22:02

((JOE FLOWERS/WAL MART SHOPPER: MY DAUGHTER WOULD LOVE IT. SHE'S 38 AND SHE WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO COME OVER HERE AND SPEND THE DAY.))
RUNS=:06


Grading has also begun on the recently approved 4 lane Valley View Access Road-- which will provide a direct link up to and from Interstate 581.
SOT 7:06:55

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER TARGET HAS SNAPPED UP THE LAST LARGE PARCEL OF SPACE HERE AT VALLEY VIEW MALL-- NOW DEVELOPERS ARE TRYING TO FIND TENANTS FOR THE TWO BUILDINGS LEFT VACANT BY CRENSHAW'S AND RACK AND SACK. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:15

))

E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=VA Seal


The party that bashed Hollywood when Bob Dole was running for President, may now be changing its tune.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:52:12
IN Q=When I visited

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHEN I VISITED HOLLYWOOD LAST YEAR, AS I TALKED TO YOU ABOUT THAT, IN LOS ANGELES, I REALIZED THE VALUE OF HAVING A REPRESENTATIVE IN L.A. TO PROMOTE VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=promote Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Jim Gilmore stood amidst Hollywood "action flick" posters yesterday to propose a 15- million dollar incentive fund to lure Hollywood producers to Virginia.
But would taxpayer money go to fund movies depicting sex and violence?
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SOT 12:59:59
IN Q=I believe

((I BELIEVE WE WOULD BE IN A POSITION OF COURSE TO EXAMINE BY APPLICATION WHAT WOULD BE COMING HERE, AND WHAT WOULD BE SUITABLE. BUT THESE ARE REGULATIONS THAT WE CAN LOOK AT. AND WE CAN DRAW ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FROM ALL GROUPS IN VIRGINIA TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THAT. BUT RIGHT NOW THIS ENTIRELY A FOCUS NOT ON CONTENT OR ANY TYPE OF CENSORSHIP, BUT RATHER ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=on economic development.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Virginia attracted 30- million dollars in movie industry investments last year.
That's compared to the 400 -million dollars North Carolina's growing film industry raked in.

S-Pfiesteria


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen is trying to fight a bacteria.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Allen's off to Annapolis today for a summit on pfiesteria -- the bacteria some biologists are calling the "cell from hell."
Topic one on the Governor's agenda is getting Maryland to hand over medical records of residents who suffered health effects in waters where fish were killed.
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SOT 12:09:13 tape two
IN Q=I understand

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN OF CONFIDENTIALITY OF PATIENTS' RECORDS AND THAT'S WHY I SAID ON AN EARLIER QUESTION THAT I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE PERSON'S NAME BUT SHARE WITH OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S PHYSICIANS AND EXPERTS WHAT WERE THE SYMPTOMS, WHAT WAS THE TREATMENT, AND THE BACKGROUND, THE MEDICAL HISTORY OF THAT INDIVIDUAL?))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=that individual?
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=George allen


Allen has allocated two-point-three- million dollars to set up a new lab dedicated to finding out more about pfiesteria.
Democratic candidate Don Beyer has asked President Clinton for some federal help with the effort.

E-Jubal-Early


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=None


The birthplace of a Confederate general from Franklin County is a step closer to getting some national recognition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday;


The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has voted to put the Jubal Early home on the Virginia Landmarks Register.
It's off Route 1-16 in the Red Valley section of the County.
The department also nominated the home for a spot on the NATIONAL Register of Historic Places.
Preservationists believe federal administrators will approve the nomination by December.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Welcome back to News 7 Mornin' Last week Michael Douglas' "The Game" took in over 14 million dollars at the box office. Is it worth your 6 bucks THIS weekend? Anna Wentworth is in with her review.
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SOT
IN Q=The Game
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"The Game"-Polygram; :12
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B-"; :45
RUNS=:50
OUT Q=are predictable

(( "The Game" is based upon a wonderful concept but it doesn't live up to its potential. The story gets so complex and unbelievable that it looses whatever suspense it might have generated.
"The Game" is a birthday present you don't want! Michael Douglas is Nicholas Van Orton, a lonely financier who is more money machine than man. For his 48th birthday his younger brother, played by Sean Penn, gives him an unusual gift. Nicholas becomes part of a game, but he doesn't know the rules or who is involved. As he continues to play everyone and everything becomes suspect and it appears that Nicholas may not survive. Is it still a game or have things become deadly? That question keeps Nicholas and the moviegoer involved.
"The Game" gets a B- It has potential but too many of the twists, including the ending, are predictable.))
Steve Live

Double Boxes=SPA & KMC


Toss to Kimberly

Recovered-Money


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Six months after the largest armored car heist in U-S history the money has been found in North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mountain Home, NC;


F-B-I Agents recovered the cash yesterday from a storage unit in Mountain Home.
In March nearly 19- million dollars was stolen in Jacksonville, Florida.
The F-B-I won't say precisely how much was found, only that it was in the millions.
The agency made the discovery with the help of a receipt found in the suspects's Mexico hideout.
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CAMPAIGN-FINANCE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


On capitol hill, the Senate is set to resume hearings on alleged campaign finance abuses today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday, international oilman Roger Tamraz told lawmakers he won a meeting with President Clinton because he contributed a lot of money to the democrats.
Tamraz, who is of questionable character himself.. and is wanted by interpol, said he attended four White House socials after donating 300-thousand dollars to the democrats.
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5-Breedlove


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Montgomery County teacher's aid accused of having sex with a 13- year- old student now faces more charges.
The Sheriff's department says John Breedlove was also involved with another student.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Riner;


The 25- year- old, from Roanoke, was working as a teacher's aid at Auburn High school when he was arrested last week for having consensual sex with a female student.
Breedlove is NOW accused of having sex with another 13- year- old girl-- last spring.
Investigators say Breedlove is also accused of asking a third student for oral sex.
Montgomery County's school superintendent says Breedlove's job has been terminated.
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5-Child-Support


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=none


More than 700 more deadbeat parents have been arrested and issued warrants in Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


It's round two in a crackdown on the "worst of the worst" of those parents who refuse to pay child support.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 11:35:02
IN Q=In June

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR WE LAUNCHED ...REFUSE TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=their children.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A Danville woman says the effort netted her three-thousand dollars in a battle that's lasted...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:46:07 TAPE ONE
IN Q=Through the

((LIZABETH ADKINS/DANVILLE MOTHER: THROUGH THE LAST FIVE YEARS. HE HAS NEVER PAID CHILD SUPPORT REALLY. JUST WHEN HE'S ABOUT TO GO TO JAIL HE'LL COME UP WITH THE LUMP SUM.))
SUPER=01-Lizabeth Adkins/Danville Mother;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=lump sum.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Enforcement officials say that despite the effort, their caseloads keep growing, and many deadbeats know they won't soon be caught.
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cHELSEA


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, chelsea


Along with hundreds of others, Chelsea Clinton moves into her dorm room at Stanford University today.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Palo Alto, CA;

4;12:35
She arrived in California last night with the President and First Lady.
The Clintons will attend a welcoming ceremony later today.
Hillary Clinton has made an appeal to the press to respect Chelsea's privacy at the school.
The 17- year- old will be studying pre-med at Stanford.
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5-Burton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-38
GRAPHIC=education


A business and education partnership is giving some local students experience with some cutting edge equipment.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Arnold Burton Technology Center gladly accepted the delivery of a new, state-of-the-art "machining center."
It cuts, shapes and drills different types of metal.
Okuma (oh-KOO-muh) America decided to loan the machining center after a suggestion of one of its distributors, and the Graham White plant in Salem.
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SOT 12:07:27
IN Q=There's a

((JOHN HENDRICK/OKUMA AMERICA PRESIDENT: THERE'S A NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS SOME FAIRLY SOPHISTICATED TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE DON'T JUST COME OFF THE STREET THAT KNOW HOW TO OPERATE IT.))
SUPER=01-John Hendrick/Okuma America President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=operate it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Teachers at the school say the machining center is the most sophisticated piece of equipment in its toolshop.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Roll cold out of birthdays
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Ray Cox/Lake Back-O-Beyon; :14
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :33
RUNS=3:03
OUT Q=Gonna be fly fishermen


Steve Live

Double boxes=SPA & MEL

Toss to Mel

5-Memory-Walk


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#597-34
GRAPHIC=mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=alzheimer's disease


Since 19-83, the Roanoke-Salem chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has been providing support to patients and their families.
Saturday, the Chapter is sponsoring its first annual Memory Walk.
Intern reporter Matt Feret explains it's not just a walk in the park.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Alzheimer's is a disease
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=01-Louise Chagnon/Alzheimer's Association; :26
SUPER=19-Matt Feret; :40
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=MF, News 7.


((
Alzheimer's is a disease of the brain that causes a loss of intellectual functioning, eventually stripping its victims of the ability to do every-day tasks.
Nearly 12,000 people are afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease in Southwestern Virginia-- that's slightly higher than the national average.
Alzheimer's Association Director Louise Chagnon says that's why the role of the Chapter is an important one.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:47:46
IN Q=We started as a

((LOUISE CHAGNON/DIRECTOR: WE STARTED AS A GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZATION HERE IN 1983, AND THE CORE OF OUR ACTIVITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES. AND WE CAN, THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT WAYS BUT OUR GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE DISEASE, TO WORK TOWARD BETTER QUALITY CARE IN THE AREA.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=in the area.

standup bridge
Saturday's Memory Walk is designed not just to increase community awareness about Alzheimer's-- but to raise money as well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:51:26
IN Q=We are just excited

((WE ARE JUST EXCITED ABOUT THE SUPPORT WE'VE RECEIVED. AND THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US TO LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE, AND THAT OUR MOTTO IS SOMEONE TO STAND BY YOU, AND THAT IS THE CENTRAL FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER. OUR GOAL NATI0NWIDE IS A WORLD WITHOUT ALZHEIMERS.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=without Alzheimers.


The walk will begin around nine-thirty Saturday morning at Salem's Longwood Park.
But if you can't attend, the organization is still looking for volunteers-- year round.
Matt Feret, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


For more information about this weekend's Memory Walk, call the
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take pinnacle-essC Alzheimer's Association at 540-563-1816.
There is a 25-dollar registration fee, but you'll leave with a Memory Walk T-Shirt.
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bump comm

2-Fatal-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of 97-63)
GRAPHIC=Police Chase


A police chase Wednesday night ended with fatal consequences.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison Heights;


43- year- old Daniel Candler and 36- year- old Janet Phelps of Madison Heights were killed instantly when they were thrown from their vehicle after hitting a parked car.
Lynchburg's police chief is defending his officer who was involved in the chase Wednesday night.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:47:54
IN Q=It appears what

((CHIEF BENNETT: IT APPEARS WHAT THE LYNCHBURG POLICE OFFICER DID WAS NOT ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR POLICY BUT WAS IN KEEPING WITH THE DUTIES OF POLICE PERSONNEL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=protect the public.
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VO-NAT


Bennett also says police found whiskey and marijuana in the wrecked car.. autopsies should reveal whether either substance played a role in this crash.
Officer Jamison, who's been on the force less than a year, will remain on active duty while an internal review is completed.
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E-Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Fire


Children may have sparked a fire at an abandoned house in Danville yesterday.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


No one lives at 839 Stokes Street, but neighborhood children use it as a clubhouse.
Witnesses say they were playing with matches in the basement when the fire started.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:46:45
IN Q=I was coming home

((TARSHA WEST/WITNESS: I WAS COMING HOME FROM SCHOOL. I SEEN THE HOUSE ON FIRE AND THE LITTLE KIDS WERE SITTING AROUND PLAYING BY THE FIRE. AND I CAME BACK AND TOLD EVERYONE THE HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND THEY CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Tarsha West/Witness;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the fire department
(----------------)
VO-NAT


No one was hurt, and the fire inspector says the children ran away.
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New-Target


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-31
GRAPHIC=Valley View Mall


A major retailer has its sights set on Roanoke.
There'll soon be a new Target store at Valley View Mall.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A parcel of land next to Wal-Mart is being graded for a Target discount store-- one of the most successful discount chains in the country.
Sources tell News 7 that Target will have some neighbors in the new development.
Five companies have reportedly signed up-- including the Sports Authority, Petsmart, and Ruby Tuesdays.
The future Valley View Access Roadwill link the development to the rest of the mall and to Interstate 5-81.
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Air-Bags


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-61)
GRAPHIC=Air Bags


Air bag safety is being debated on Capitol Hill.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


Legislators are proposing car manufacturers make airbags for motorists who buckle-up, NOT for those who don't.
A Senate Committee voted Wednesday for a government mandate on air bags to deploy more softly, protecting belted drivers and passengers.
Some safety experts say either way, motorists should be wearing their safety belts.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:50:04
IN Q=If we allow people

(( ))
SUPER=01-Scott Geller/Va. Tech Psychology Professor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=more risks
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Only 68-percent of American drivers and passengers fasten their seat belts.
Domestic and foreign automakers agree with the proposed Senate bill...but many safety groups say they want to leave air bag deployment at its current state.
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Ferrum-Computers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-54)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Ferrum College is putting a computer in every student room.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


Ferrum's President says the computers will be purchased within the next couple of weeks, but students won't be able to use them until the spring semester.
Educators say they hope this will make things easier for low income students.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:10:08:05
IN Q=The difference

((DR. JERRY BOONE/FERRUM COLLEGE PRESIDENT:THE DIFFERENCE I THINK IS THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE LOW INCOME STUDENTS AND SO SOME OF THEM CAN NOT AFFORD TO DO THIS, SO WE'RE OFFERING THIS TO EVERYBODY. WE FEEL IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EVERY STUDENT HAVE THE AVAILABILITY AND SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOING IT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jerry Boone/Ferrum College President;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=doing it
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VO-NAT


The 700-thousand dollar project includes hiring technical support to deal with any problems that may arise.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


In sports,
The Chicago Cubs held off St. Louis.
For yesterday's scores from the diamond, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Oakland/7//Anaheim/3////Toronto/2/j/Boston/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Detroit/9//New York/7//11 Innings//Milwaukee/3/j/Baltimore/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Cleveland/4//Minnesota/1///j/Chicago/9//Kansas City/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/3/j/Chicago/4////New York/4/j/Atlanta/11///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Philadelphia/2/j/Florida/8////Colorado/6/j/San Diego/7///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Houston/3/j/Pittsburgh/12////Montreal/3/j/Cincinnati/6///;
RUNS=:42
OUT Q=....last score."

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