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7E-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The investigation into the stabbing death of an elderly Lynchburg man could be close to an end.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;


72- year- old Samuel J. York was killed in his apartment one week ago.
Since then, several witnesses have reported seeing 27- year- old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson driving the victim's car.
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IN Q=Naturally we're

((INVEST. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: NATURALLY WE'RE INTERESTED BECAUSE HE HAS THE VICTIM'S VEHICLE, AND DEFINITELY WE WANT TO TALK TO ANYBODY THAT KNOWS THE VICTIM OR HAS HAD RECENT CONTACT WITH HIM AROUND THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. THE CAR AND THE INDIVIDUAL, MR. LAWSON, HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO THE NATIONAL COMPUTER, SHOWING THAT THE VEHICLE IS STOLEN AND THAT WE HAVE A WARRANT ON FILE FOR HIM FOR AUTO THEFT.))
SUPER=01-Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police Investigator; :00
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OUT Q=for auto theft.
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Viar says anyone who sees the car or Lawson should call the Lynchburg police.
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7E-Daycare-hearing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Child Care


It's a debate between safety and education in Virginia day care centers.
Those issues were dicussed at a public hearing in Roanoke last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The state Child Day-Care Council is rewriting some of the regulations.
The new rules place more restrictions on health and safety issues, but they are less specific about daily educational activities.
And some daycare providers are unhappy about lower educational requirements
for program supervisors. (/////SOT/////)
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IN Q=my children

(( 04:14:20 MARTI CARL/DAYCARE PROVIDER; MY CHILDREN, YOUR CHILDREN, AND ALL OF THE CHILDREN IN THE COMMONWEALTH DESERVE THE BEST CHILD CARE THAT IS AVAILABLE. AND IF THESE PROPOSALS ARE ALLOWED TO FO THROUGH AS IS, THEN OUR BEST WILL NO-WHERE BE GOOD ENOUGH.)) 03:53:34 SHARON JONES/CHILD DAY-CARE COUNCIL; I DON'T LOOK ATH THEM AS BEING RELAXED, I LOOK AT THEM BEING BROADENED SO THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY FOR ALL THE GROUPS THAT HAVE COME UNDER LICENSED CARE.
SUPER=01-Marti Carl/Daycare Provider;
SUPER=01-Sharon Jones/Child Day-Care Council;
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OUT Q=licensed care.
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VO-NAT


The council will use the input from the public hearing to fine-tune the new regulations.
There will be another public-comment period before the council takes action next year.
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7E-Harmony-Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It was judgment day for a Wythe County judge yesterday.
Judge Danny Bird says he can't decide whether former employees of a strip bar are guilty of obscenity charges, because the county has never defined what obscenity is.
But Bird used his judgment in agreeing to dismiss all charges against Tracey Outlaw, a former nude dancer at Harmony Hall, pending good behavior on her part.
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SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The judge also agreed to dismiss charges against Harmony Hall manager, Bobby Ray Caviness.
He's accused of allowing alcohol inside the strip bar without the proper permit.
Two obscenity related charges were dismissed before court began.
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IN Q=I certainly

((ROBBIE JENKINS/CAVINESS' ATTORNEY:I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY PROOF BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT OR CHARGE THAT WAS LEFT AGAINST MY CLIENT, WHICH WAS THE ALCOHOL CHARGE, THEY JUST DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROOF THERE WERE FOOD OR BEVERAGES SOLD AND HE SHOULD'VE DISMISSED IT, BUT HE TOOK IT UNDER ADVISEMENT AND WE'RE SATISFIED WITH THAT DECISION. ))
SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Caviness' Attorney; :00
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The judge also agreed to dismiss the alcohol related charges against three other Harmony Hall employees-- pending a year's good behavior.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your Tuesday forecast... It's going to be a bit warmer today with highs in the low to mid 50's under mostly sunny skies.
And tonight the skies will stay clear with nighttime lows in the low to mid 30's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 11/26/97
Wednesday:

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555-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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TAPE#597-53
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Witnesses may be providing more clues into the murder of an elderly Lynchburg man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week


72-year old Samuel York was stabbed to death in his apartment last Monday.
His car, a 1993 red Lexus, was missing from the crime scene.
Police have received numerous tips that 27-year old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson has been driving the vehicle.
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SOT 1:57:03
IN Q=We have warrants

((INV. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE HAVE WARRANTS ON FILE FOR HIM FOR THEFT OF THE VEHICLE. IT'S NOT BEEN RETURNED AT THIS POINT. Reporter: Right now he's not officially a suspect in this murder? WE WANT TO QUESTION HIM AS TO WHEN HE WAS WITH THE VICTIM, WHERE HE GOT THE CAR, ETC. AS FAR AS TO CALL HIM A PRIME SUSPECT, NO, NOT RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police Investigator; :00
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Viar would not say whether Lawson and the victim knew each other.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
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55E-Pitts-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


State police continue to investigate a fatal car crash in Pittsylvania County that killed a teenager.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Police will not say why, but they have launched an in-depth probe into yesterday's accident.
16-year old Ruth Ellen Cardwell died at the scene.
The driver, Anton Reece is in the hospital ...
He apparently veered off Route 726 --hitting a sign and a phone box before the car overturned.
Police say there is no indication of drugs or alcohol.
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555-Smyth-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-52
GRAPHIC=Chemical Fire


The investigation into the massive Symth County Chemical fire has closed without any concrete findings into its cause.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smyth Co./August 21;


The Marley Mouldings warehouse in Atkins burned for several days back in August.
Investigators say the blaze was so large, that fire fighters destroyed much of the evidence trying to extinguish it -- including the walls and roof.
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555-Cullen-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-51
GRAPHIC=Richard Cullen


State Attorney General Richard Cullen is turning his attention to underage drinking on college campuses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The action stems from four alcohol-related fatalities on Virginia campuses since May,
Cullen is naming a task force to deal with the problem.
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SOT 19:55:31
IN Q=I don't think

((RICHARD CULLEN/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: I DON'T THINK YOU CAN LEGISLATE THIS. I THINK COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY. I HAVE TWO PEOPLE ON THE TASK FORCE. ONE IS A NATIONALLY-REKNOWNED POLLSTER, LINDA DIVALL, AND I HOPE SHE'LL TEACH US HOW TO FIND OUT FROM THE CAMPUS ITSELF WHAT THE REAL SITUATION IS. I HAVE AN ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE, SOMEONE WHO STARTED A NATIONALLY PROMINENT ADVERTISING AGENCY. HE'S ON THERE AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Richard Cullen/Virginia Attorney General
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Governor George Allen's supportive of the task force, but thinks better enforcement of existing laws may be the key.
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SOT 19:34:33
IN Q=Thinking back

((THINKING BACK, IT'S HARD TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT'S ANY WORSE THAN BEFORE. MAYBE DRUGS ARE MORE PREVALENT NOW THEN THEY WERE IN THOSE DAYS. AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, THERE WAS PLENTY OF ALCOHOL AROUND WHEN I WAS THERE.))
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Then- Governor Doug Wilder convened a 1991 commission on Substance Abuse and Sexual Assault on College Campuses.
Its recommendations were so strict, many were never implemented.

555-Electoral-Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#597-44
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


He claimed victory last month, but it only became official yesterday: Jim Gilmore is the governor-elect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The State Board of Elections did the tedious work of certifying the votes yesterday.
And it made the official announcement that Virginia's Reform Party had lost its spot on future ballots by NOT pulling ten percent of the vote for a statewide office.
SUPER=@file;


Lieutenant Governor candidate Bradley Evans DID manage 4-point-5 percent though.
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55weather


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Taking a break from the news--
Tuesday's weather looks mostly sunny and milder, with highs in the lower 50s.
Mostly clear and seasonably cool overnight, with lows in the mid 30s.
A peek ahead at the Thanksgiving holiday reveals partly cloudy and warmer weather this week...
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8E-L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A lead, but NO suspect yet in the investigation into the stabbing death of an elderly Lynchburg man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week;


72- year- old Samuel J. York was killed in his apartment one week ago.
Since then, several witnesses have reported seeing 27- year- old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson driving the victim's car.
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SOT 1:57:52
IN Q=Naturally we're

((INVEST. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: NATURALLY WE'RE INTERESTED BECAUSE HE HAS THE VICTIM'S VEHICLE, AND DEFINITELY WE WANT TO TALK TO ANYBODY THAT KNOWS THE VICTIM OR HAS HAD RECENT CONTACT WITH HIM AROUND THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. THE CAR AND THE INDIVIDUAL, MR. LAWSON, HAVE BEEN ENTERED INTO THE NATIONAL COMPUTER, SHOWING THAT THE VEHICLE IS STOLEN AND THAT WE HAVE A WARRANT ON FILE FOR HIM FOR AUTO THEFT.))
SUPER=01-Invest. Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police; :00
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OUT Q=for auto theft.
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Viar says anyone who sees the car or Lawson should call the Lynchburg police.
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8E-Daycare-hearing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Child Care


Day care centers may become safer-- but that may come at the cost of quality educational programs for children.
That's the concern of many who spoke at a public hearing in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The state Child Day-Care Council is rewriting some of the regulations.
The new rules place more restrictions on health and safety issues, but they are less specific about daily educational activities.
And some daycare providers are unhappy about lower educational requirements for program supervisors.
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IN Q=my children

(( 04:14:20 MARTI CARL/DAYCARE PROVIDER; MY CHILDREN, YOUR CHILDREN, AND ALL OF THE CHILDREN IN THE COMMONWEALTH DESERVE THE BEST CHILD CARE THAT IS AVAILABLE. AND IF THESE PROPOSALS ARE ALLOWED TO FO THROUGH AS IS, THEN OUR BEST WILL NO-WHERE BE GOOD ENOUGH.)) 03:53:34 SHARON JONES/CHILD DAY-CARE COUNCIL; I DON'T LOOK ATH THEM AS BEING RELAXED, I LOOK AT THEM BEING BROADENED SO THAT THEY CAN ACTUALLY FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY FOR ALL THE GROUPS THAT HAVE COME UNDER LICENSED CARE.
SUPER=01-Marti Carl/Daycare Provider;
SUPER=01-Sharon Jones/Child Day-Care Council;
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OUT Q=licensed care.
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VO-NAT


The council will use the input from the public hearing to fine-tune the new regulations.
There will be another public-comment period before the council takes action next year.
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85-Harmony-Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The judge presiding over a case involving a former Wythe County strip bar says he has no LEGAL gauge with which to measure what is obscene.
That's because the county has no guidelines on obscene behavior.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Judge Bird ruled manager Bobby Ray Caviness WAS guilty of allowing alcohol into Harmony Hall without a permit.
But the judge said he'd dismiss the charge in a year, pending good behavior, because there was reasonable doubt.
The judge also took the case against Caviness' employees-- Marty McKinney, Greg Alford and Nathan Wilson, under a year's advisement.
Harmony Hall is now closed.
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IN Q=I think

((ROBBIE JENKINS/CAVINESS' ATTORNEY:I THINK PROBABLY A LOT OF IT IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED, INTERFERED WITH HIS BUSINESS, I KNOW HE WANTED TO TRY TO OPEN, BUT I FEEL LIKE HE GOT OUT OF IT, IT PROBABLY HURT HIS BUSINESS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THAT PARTICULAR COMMUNITY PROBABLY WOULD'VE GIVEN HIM A HARD TIME IF IT WOULD'VE CONTINUED. ))
SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Caviness' Attorney; :00
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OUT Q=would've continued.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


Charges will be dismissed against stripper, Tracey Outlaw, who the judge ruled WAS guilty of exposing herself but said he could NOT rule whether her actions were obscene because there are NO established guidelines.

8E-Pitts-Fatal


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A car accident that killed a Pittsylvania county teenager is attracting the attention of state police.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


16-year old Ruth Ellen Cardwell died at the scene.
The driver Anton Reece is in the hospital.
He apparently veered off Route 726 --hitting a sign and a phone box before the car overturned.
Police say there is no indication of drugs or alcohol.
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8weather


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Turning your attention now to the forecast--
Mostly sunny and warmer, with highs today in the lower 50s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows cooling into the mid 30s.
The four- day outlook is pleasant through Thanksgiving...
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