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7E-L'burg-Scam


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Lynchburg police are warning Hill city residents, there could be a phone scam artist operating in the city.
They say the person calls residents and claims to sell credit card insurance.
But, the caller quickly hangs up if people become suspicious and start asking questions.
Authorities warn those in the area to use common sense to avoid becoming a victim.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH, THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
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Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive like this, hang up and dial "star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then call the police.

7E-Bad-Beef


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Virginia is dealing with a discovery of tainted beef. A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says beef contaminated with E. coli (ee KOH'-lie) turned up in an Emporia, Virginia supermarket.
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use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety, 597-31;
Federal inspectors will be visiting a meatpacking plant in Nebraska today in an effort to trace the source of the bad meat.
She says the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Norfolk, Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it does NOT believe the plant is the source of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall. No illnesses have been reported from the tainted beef.
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7E-Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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One person is dead and two others taken to the hospital after the driver of a log truck hit a guardrail and flipped over, landing on top of a van.
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The accident happened along Route 501 yesterday morning just south of Brookneal.
The driver of the truck, 41- year- old Robin Dennis Lowe died in the accident.
The two people were in the van that was hit were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
There is no word on their condition.

The accident is still under investigation.
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7Christian-Coalition


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A new secret recording points to partisan activities by the Christian Coalition.
The speaker at a recent political training session held by the group in Fairfax urged opposition to Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer.
The Washington Post got a copy of the tape.
Earlier this month, coalition founder Pat Robertson was heard telling supporters in another secret taping that Democrats can't keep the White House
(quote) "unless we throw it

away."
The group claims a tax exemption as non-partisan.

7Rail-Excursion


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The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is bringing a bit of heritage to life in the Roanoke Valley.
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Train excursions will be starting again soon.
Norfolk Southern retired the 6-11 and its excursion program about three years ago, but the new rides will begin at the end of October.
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((HOWELL: IT BRINGS TOURISTS IN. THERE'S SO MUCH RAIL HERITAGE AND SO MUCH INTEREST IN THE RAILROAD AND WE JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ROANOKE AND THE WHOLE AREA.))
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The excursions will be on this superliner which has double decker cars.
Amtrack will provide the train.
Ticket prices run from 69 to 89 dollars.
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Take pinnacle full
You can purchase tickets by calling 540 427-5126 or 540-966-4408.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your back to work forecast... A very mild day with mostly sunny skies highs in the upper 70's to low 80's.
Tonight looks clear with light winds lows dropping into the low to mid 50's.
And taking a look ahead...
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55E-L'burg-Scam


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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Police in Lynchburg are warning residents about a possible phone scam.
Police say the person calls residents and claims to sell credit card insurance.
But, the caller quickly hangs up if people become suspicious and start asking questions.
Authorities say residents should use common sense to avoid becoming a victim.
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SOT 14:34:02
IN Q=People need to

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH, THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive like this, hang up and dial "star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then call the police.

55E-Bad-Beef


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-58
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Federal inspectors will be visiting a meatpacking plant in Nebraska today in an effort to trace the source of tainted beef.
The contaminated meat was discovered in southern Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety, 597-31;
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says beef contaminated with E. coli (ee KOH'-lie) turned up in an Emporia, Virginia supermarket.
She says the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Norfolk, Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it does NOT believe the plant is the source of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall. No illnesses have been reported from the tainted beef.
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55E-Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-68
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In Halifax County, the driver of a log truck was killed in a weekend collision with a van.
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The accident happened yesterday morning on route 5-0-1 just south of Brookneal.
The driver of the truck was 41- year- old Robin Dennis Lowe, hit a guardrail and flipped over, landing on the van.
Two people were in the van, they were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
There is no word on their conditions.
Part of Route 501 was blocked for several hours as police worked to remove both vehicles.
The accident is still under investigation.
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55Richest


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Forbes Magazine is out with its list of the richest Americans.
Once again, Charlottesville billionaire John Kluge is near the top.
Kluge is ranked seventh this year with seven-point-eight- billion dollars.
Also in the top 100 are a couple of northern Virginia heirs to the Mars candy fortune, Forrest Edward Mars, Junior and John Franklyn Mars.
Other Virginians on the list include Mellon fortune heir Paul Mellon of Upperville, Landmark Newspapers executive Frank Batten of Virginia Beach and the Ethyl corporation's Floyd and Bruce Gottwald of Richmond.

55Christian-Coalition


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A new secret recording points to partisan activities by the Christian Coalition.
The speaker at a recent political training session held by the group in Fairfax urged opposition to Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer.
The Washington Post got a copy of the tape.
Earlier this month, coalition founder Pat Robertson was heard telling supporters in another secret taping that Democrats can't keep the White House
(quote) "unless we throw it

away."
The group claims a tax exemption as non-partisan.

55weather


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Checking the Monday outlook--
Skies will become mostly sunny today.
Temperatures quite a bit warmer than yesterday, with highs near 80.
Clear tonight, with lows cooling off into the 50s.
The extended forecast is calling for more sunshine throughout the work week.
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8E-L'burg-Scam


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-65
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Lynchburg authorities are warning residents to be wary when answering the phone.
Police say a possible scam artist is calling people, claiming to sell credit card insurance.
But, the caller quickly hangs up if people become suspicious and start asking questions.
Authorities warn those in the area to use common sense to avoid becoming a victim.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:34:02
IN Q=People need to

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH, THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=over the phone.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive like this, hang up and dial "star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then call the police.

8E-Bad-Beef


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tainted beef has made its way to the Commonwealth.
Federal inspectors will be visiting a meatpacking plant in Nebraska today in an effort to trace the source of the bad meat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety, 597-31;
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says beef contaminated with E. coli (ee KOH'-lie) turned up in an Emporia, Virginia supermarket.
She says the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Norfolk, Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it does NOT believe the plant is the source of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall. No illnesses have been reported from the tainted beef.
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8E-Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


A fatal accident occurred this weekend in Halifax county.
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The driver of a log truck was killed when he struck a guardrail ON ROUTE 5-01, flipped his vehicle over, and landed on top of a van.
The driver of the truck was 41- year- old Robin Dennis Lowe.
Two people were in the van that was hit; they were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
There is no word on their conditions.
Part of Route 501 was blocked for several hours as police worked to remove both vehicles.
The accident is still under investigation.
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8E-Rail-Excursion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
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"All Aboard Amtrak"-- soon that slogan will be heard in the Star City.
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society has organized a fall excursion with Amtrak.
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It won't be on the old 6-11.
Norfolk Southern retired the engine and the excursion program about three years ago.
The new excursions will be on an AMTRAK state of the art train.
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((PAUL HOWELL/ROANOKE CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TRACKAGE RIGHTS ON DIFFERENT RAILROADS TO RUN THEIR TRAINS SO THEY CAN NEGOTIATE WITH RAILROADS IN ORDER TO DO EXCURSIONS.))
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The excursions will be on this superliner which has double-decker cars.
Ticket prices run from 69 to 89-dollars.
Howell says some people who used to ride the 6-11 are buying tickets.
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SOT 14:35:13
IN Q=IT BRINGS TOURISTS

((HOWELL: IT BRINGS TOURISTS IN. THERE'S SO MUCH RAIL HERITAGE AND SO MUCH INTEREST IN THE RAILROAD AND WE JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ROANOKE AND THE WHOLE AREA.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The rail excursions are scheduled for October 25th and 26th.
On Saturday, the 25th, the train will be headed to Bluefield, West Virginia.
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Take pinnacle full
And the next day the train travels to Luray, Virginia.
Both excursions are round trips.
You can purchase tickets by calling 540-427-5126 or 540-966-4408.
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8S-Danville-Aid


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A financial windfall is coming to Danville, that could create about 800 new jobs for local residents.
Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that Danville will receive two million dollars in economic development assistance.
The money will help to expand the Riverview Industrial Park and to finance road construction and to extend water, sewer and gas lines.

8weather


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Taking a moment now to turn to weather--
Mostly sunny, breezy, and much warmer today.
Highs around 80.
Clear tonight, with lows in the mid 50s.
Sunny weather continuing for the next few days...
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