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danville-fire

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MOre than 200 people who were forced out of their homes in a fire last week in Danville say they'll head to court to recover their losses.
Some of the tenants at the Cabin Lake complex complain that there weren't even smoke detectors in the building.
Other residents like Stephanie Harris say there were serious maintenance problems. **********************************
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SOT 9:55:05
IN Q=basically people don't

((HARRIS: BASICALLY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT , BUT WHEN WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND DISCUSS IT, IT COMES OUT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT. IT HAD TO RESULT TO THIS.))
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Fire investigators are still trying to find out what caused the fire.

World-AIDS


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Virginia is joining the world to commemorate World AIDS Day today.
News 7's Tonya Flory says some local activities are raising awareness.
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(( Virginia's sexually transmitted disease rate shows teenagers are putting themselves at risk for contracting HIV.

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SOT 12:23:43
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((CAROL WEBB:ROANOKE HAD A VERY HIGH TEEN PREGNANCY RATE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND SO OBVIOUSLY WE'RE SEEN MORE CASES OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND HIV. HETEROSEXUALS ARE OUR FASTEST GROWING POPULATION IN THIS AREA))
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That's Director of the AIDS Council Carol Webb. The theme for this years World AIDS Day is Giving Children Hope in a world with AIDS.
Community members marched today from Elmwood Park through downtown to the American Red Cross with photos of loved ones who died from the disease.
Activities continue throughout the week to raise awareness and prevent AIDS...Tonya Flory, News 7.))

Project-Warm


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Keeping Roanoke Valley residents warm is the goal of a group of volunteers for the Church of the Brethren.
Marc Wilson, a volunteer of Project Warm says the program will help many needy people get through a cold winter.

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SOT 54:43:29
IN Q=IT'S A PROGRAM

((MARC WILSON/PROJECT WARM: IT'S A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES FIREWOOD TO PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY BE IT SALEM, ROANOKE OR ROANOKE COUNTY, WHO OTHERWISE HAVE NO MEANS OF HEATING THEIR HOMES.))
SUPER=01-Marc Wilson/Project Warm;
RUNS=:10
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All the needed firewood is donated, usually by contractors; then the volunteers split it and deliver it to the needy.
Last year Project Warm delivered 190 loads of wood to 63 families.
iraq
The U-N's secreatary genenral is expected to increase the amount of oil Iraq can sell to buy food and medicine.
This comes after reports that 960 thousand Iraqi children under the age of five are suffering from malnutrition.
The 15-member Security Council must decide by Thursday whether to renew the program. It currently allows Iraq to sell about two
(B) billion dollars worth of oil every six months to get needed

supplies.
reno
Attorney General Janet Reno has one day to decide whether she'll seek independent counsel to investigate campaign fund-raising activities of President clinton and Vice president al gore.
Reno would not comment yesterday after a two and a half hour meeting at the Justice Department.

Bankmobile


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Virginia's best kept secret may be coming to a location near you.
The Virginia Housing Development Authority's "Mortgage-Mobile" travels for Southwest Virginia.
It's an R-V converted into a full service loan office.
Loan Originator Manager, Dick Johndrow (John-Drow) says the goal is to give low interest loans to people who never thought they'd be able to afford a home.
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SOT 13:29:29
IN Q=the people we're talking

((DICK JOHNDROW/LOAN ORIGINATOR MGR: THE PEOPLE WE'RE TALKING TO DON'T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY OF THEIR OWN, THEY HAVE A RELATIVELY LOW INCOME UNSKILLED PEOPLE THE SYSTEM DOESN'T READILY ACCOMMODATE THEM SO OUR FACILITY IS AIMED AT SHOWING THEM WHAT WE CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Dick Johndrow/Loan Originator Mgr.;
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V-H-D-A officials say most of the people they help have an income between 18 and 30-thousand dollars.
They say the R-V is less intimidating than a banker's office.

danville-fire


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MOre than 200 people who were forced out of their homes in a fire last week in Danville say they'll head to court to recover their losses.
Some of the tenants at the Cabin Lake complex complain that there weren't even smoke detectors in the building.
Other residents like Stephanie Harris say there were serious maintenance problems. **********************************
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:55:05
IN Q=basically people don't

((HARRIS: BASICALLY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT , BUT WHEN WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND DISCUSS IT, IT COMES OUT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT. IT HAD TO RESULT TO THIS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=RESULT TO THIS

**********************************
Fire investigators are still trying to find out what caused the fire.
earley

Today's the deadline for candidates to get into a special state Senate election in Chesapeake. The December 16th race so far is between Republican Randy Forbes and Democrat Jim Wheaton. The seat belonged to Mark Earley, the Republican attorney general-elect. If Forbes wins, Republicans will take control of the Senate when Lieutenant Governor-elect John Hager is sworn in. State G-O-P chairman Forbes is considered the favorite. But turnout could be low. A Wheaton upset would give Democrats control of the Senate.
democratic-comeback
A group of Democratic leaders is staging a comeback after this years G-O-P sweep in Virginia.

The Committee for a Democratic Comeback" is planning to submit reforms to the party's state central committee this week.
The proposals call for endorsing a non-partisan selection of judges, allowing a governor to succeed himself and limiting campaign contributions.

holiday-travel


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Most people are settled back in this morning after the holiday weekend.
However during this busy travel time...there have been nearly a dozen deaths along Virginia highways.
State Trooper R.J. Carpentieri says patrols are out in force for what's called the CARE holiday. ********************************
SOT 12:29:09
IN Q=and the CARE

((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11.))
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Carpienteris says 75-percent of the force hit the roads over the weekend.
He says the weather usually plays a big role in the number of accidents.

Project-Warm


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Keeping Roanoke Valley residents warm is the goal of a group of volunteers for the Church of the Brethren.
Marc Wilson, a volunteer of Project Warm says the program will help many needy people get through a cold winter.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 54:43:29
IN Q=IT'S A PROGRAM

((MARC WILSON/PROJECT WARM: IT'S A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES FIREWOOD TO PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY BE IT SALEM, ROANOKE OR ROANOKE COUNTY, WHO OTHERWISE HAVE NO MEANS OF HEATING THEIR HOMES.))
SUPER=01-Marc Wilson/Project Warm;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HEATING THEIR HOMES

**************************************
All the needed firewood is donated, usually by contractors; then the volunteers split it and deliver it to the needy.
Last year Project Warm delivered 190 loads of wood to 63 families.

Bankmobile


ANCHOR=Nicole
NEWSCAST=AmRadio
WRITER=Dal
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Virginia's best kept secret may be coming to a location near you.
The Virginia Housing Development Authority's "Mortgage-Mobile" travels for Southwest Virginia.
It's an R-V converted into a full service loan office.
Loan Originator Manager, Dick Johndrow (John-Drow) says the goal is to give low interest loans to people who never thought they'd be able to afford a home.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:29:29
IN Q=the people we're talking

((DICK JOHNDROW/LOAN ORIGINATOR MGR: THE PEOPLE WE'RE TALKING TO DON'T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY OF THEIR OWN, THEY HAVE A RELATIVELY LOW INCOME UNSKILLED PEOPLE THE SYSTEM DOESN'T READILY ACCOMMODATE THEM SO OUR FACILITY IS AIMED AT SHOWING THEM WHAT WE CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Dick Johndrow/Loan Originator Mgr.;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=what we can do


V-H-D-A officials say most of the people they help have an income between 18 and 30-thousand dollars.
They say the R-V is less intimidating than a banker's office.

Global-Warming


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Virginia's coal and electric industries are keeping a close eye on what goes on in Kyoto (Key-OH-toe), Japan.
That's where representatives of more than 160-countries are drawing up a plan to fight global warming.
In an interview with News-7 earlier this month, United Mine Workers of America president Cecil Roberts said the Kyoto plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions puts an unfair burden on the United States.
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((THE DEVELOPING WORLD, WHICH IS EXEMPT FROM THIS TREATY, WILL BE EMITTING OVER 60% OF THE EMISSIONS BY THE YEAR 2010. ))
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The U-S wants a plan that returns to 19-90's pollution levels.
Europe wants a stricter plan, and developing countries say they should be left out.

macy's
Weekend shoppers dealt with more than just crowds at a Macy's department store in San Francisco.

Frightened holiday shoppers fled a crowd after a shoplifting suspect hurled a crude firebomb into the men's department, starting a smoky fire. No one was seriously hurt.
One man was arrested.
Guards say they saw the suspect take out a piece of paper, light it on fire, pour a flammable liquid on it and throw it.


holiday-travel


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Most people are settled back in this morning after the holiday weekend.
However during this busy travel time...there have been nearly a dozen deaths along Virginia highways.
State Trooper R.J. Carpentieri says patrols are out in force for what's called the CARE holiday. ********************************
SOT 12:29:09
IN Q=and the CARE

((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11.))
SUPER=01-R. J. Carpentieri/State Police;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=ALCOHOL RELATED

*********************************
Carpienteris says 75-percent of the force hit the roads over the weekend.
He says the weather usually plays a big role in the number of accidents.
trees
Shoppers will not only be hitting the Malls for the holiday shopping season..
The Christmas tree buying season is also here.
Virginia tree growers say that real trees are making a comeback over artificial trees.
In 1995, about 39 (M) million households used fake trees -- and more than 37
(M) million had real ones. But

growers say trees are fuller than usual this year -- so they expect to overtake the fake tree market.
2-reno
mum's the word on whether or not independent council will investigate campaign fundraising.
Attorney general Janet Reno has until tomorrow to decide.
She's considering hiring a special prosecutor to investigate fund-raising activities of President clinton and vice president Al Gore.

internet


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Internet companies say they'll help parents in the battle of keeping children's eyes away from on-line porn.
The companies are launching a campaign that will educate parents on how to use software to keep kids away from cyber-porn.
``The Washington Post'' reports companies such as America Online and Walt Disney will announce voluntary curbs at a summit of industry and government officials Monday.
2-project-warm
The weather outside will soon be frightful...but some local volunteers are hoping to keep people in the roanoke valley warm this winter.
Project Warm donates firewood to those who use it as a primary source of heat.
Volunteer Marc Wilson says the Church of Brethren does it to help many who can't help themselves. ***********************************
SOT 55:02:29
IN Q=the vast majority

((MARC WILSON/PROJECT WARM: THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE ELDERLY OR RETIRED FOLKS. A LOT OF THEM ARE HANDICAPPED. WE DO HAVE A LOT OF SINGLE MOTHERS ON OUR LIST WE DELIVER TO REGULARLY, LIMITED OR FIXED INCOME FAMILIES.))
SUPER=01-Marc Wilson/Project Warm;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=fixed income families.

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All the needed firewood is donated, usually by contractors; then the volunteers split it and deliver it to the needy.
Last year Project Warm delivered 190 loads of wood to 63 families.

2-danville


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They;ve lost everything..but now some 250 Danville residents who were left homeless by fire say they'll fight for their rights.
The Thanksgiving night blaze nearly destroyed the Cabin Lake complex.
Tenants there say they'll go to court to try to get their deposits back and some pro-rated rent.
Debra Corcoran has represented many other fire victims and says even the tenants who just experience smoke and water damage could be at risk. *************************************
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:43:39
IN Q=the people remaining

((CORCORAN: THE PEOPLE REMAINING IN THIS BUILDING WILL PROBABLY SUFFER FROM SOMETHING WE CALL TOXIC TORT SYNDROME; ALLERGIES, FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND THEY WON'T REALLY BE ABLE TO ISOLATE IT AND WHAT IT WILL HAVE BEEN IS THE SMOKE COMING ON OVER.)) *************************************
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=COMING ON OVER


Fire officials are looking into complaints that the smoke detectors did not work.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
2-project-warm
The weather outside will soon be frightful...but some local volunteers are hoping to keep people in the roanoke valley warm this winter.
Project Warm donates firewood to those who use it as a primary source of heat.
Volunteer Marc Wilson says the Church of Brethren does it to help many who can't help themselves. ***********************************
SOT 55:02:29
IN Q=the vast majority

((MARC WILSON/PROJECT WARM: THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE ELDERLY OR RETIRED FOLKS. A LOT OF THEM ARE HANDICAPPED. WE DO HAVE A LOT OF SINGLE MOTHERS ON OUR LIST WE DELIVER TO REGULARLY, LIMITED OR FIXED INCOME FAMILIES.))
SUPER=01-Marc Wilson/Project Warm;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=fixed income families.

*********************************
All the needed firewood is donated, usually by contractors; then the volunteers split it and deliver it to the needy.
Last year Project Warm delivered 190 loads of wood to 63 families.
earley

Today's the deadline for candidates to get into a special state Senate election in Chesapeake. The December 16th race so far is between Republican Randy Forbes and Democrat Jim Wheaton. The seat belonged to Mark Earley, the Republican attorney general-elect. If Forbes wins, Republicans will take control of the Senate when Lieutenant Governor-elect John Hager is sworn in. State G-O-P chairman Forbes is considered the favorite. But turnout could be low. A Wheaton upset would give Democrats control of the Senate.

holiday-travel


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Most people are settled back in this morning after the holiday weekend.
However during this busy travel time...there have been nearly a dozen deaths along Virginia highways.
State Trooper R.J. Carpentieri says patrols are out in force for what's called the CARE holiday. ********************************
SOT 12:29:09
IN Q=and the CARE

((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11.))
SUPER=01-R. J. Carpentieri/State Police;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=ALCOHOL RELATED

*********************************
Carpienteris says 75-percent of the force hit the roads over the weekend.
He says the weather usually plays a big role in the number of accidents.
trees
Shoppers will not only be hitting the Malls for the holiday shopping season..
The Christmas tree buying season is also here.
Virginia tree growers say that real trees are making a comeback over artificial trees.
In 1995, about 39 (M) million households used fake trees -- and more than 37
(M) million had real ones. But

growers say trees are fuller than usual this year -- so they expect to overtake the fake tree market.

2-danville


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They;ve lost everything..but now some 250 Danville residents who were left homeless by fire say they'll fight for their rights.
The Thanksgiving night blaze nearly destroyed the Cabin Lake complex.
Tenants there say they'll go to court to try to get their deposits back and some pro-rated rent.
Debra Corcoran has represented many other fire victims and says even the tenants who just experience smoke and water damage could be at risk. *************************************
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:43:39
IN Q=the people remaining

((CORCORAN: THE PEOPLE REMAINING IN THIS BUILDING WILL PROBABLY SUFFER FROM SOMETHING WE CALL TOXIC TORT SYNDROME; ALLERGIES, FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND THEY WON'T REALLY BE ABLE TO ISOLATE IT AND WHAT IT WILL HAVE BEEN IS THE SMOKE COMING ON OVER.)) *************************************
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=COMING ON OVER


Fire officials are looking into complaints that the smoke detectors did not work.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
2-global-warming
A ten day mega-conference gets udnerway today in Kyoto Japan..the topic, Global warming.
150 Nations gathered and all agree that greenhouse gasses are a problem..but don't agree on what to do about it.
The main disagreement is how industrial nation's emmission of greenhouse gasses and how closely they are linked to global warming.
the u-s is the biggest emitter of the gasses.
Presdient Clinton has reportedly proposed mandatory cutbacks..however, US coal , oil and other industries say the restraints could cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

World-AIDS


ANCHOR=Ashlee
NEWSCAST=pm
WRITER=tfl


Virginia is joining the world to commemorate World AIDS Day today.
News 7's Tonya Flory says some local activities are raising awareness.
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(( Virginia's sexually transmitted disease rate shows teenagers are putting themselves at risk for contracting HIV.

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SOT 12:23:43
IN Q=Roanoke had

((CAROL WEBB:ROANOKE HAD A VERY HIGH TEEN PREGNANCY RATE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND SO OBVIOUSLY WE'RE SEEN MORE CASES OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND HIV. HETEROSEXUALS ARE OUR FASTEST GROWING POPULATION IN THIS AREA))
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OUT Q=this area

That's Director of the AIDS Council Carol Webb. The theme for this years World AIDS Day is Giving Children Hope in a world with AIDS.
Community members marched today from Elmwood Park through downtown to the American Red Cross with photos of loved ones who died from the disease.
Activities continue throughout the week to raise awareness and prevent AIDS...Tonya Flory, News 7.))

Project-Warm


ANCHOR=Nicole
NEWSCAST=AmRadio
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#
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Keeping Roanoke Valley residents warm is the goal of a group of volunteers for the Church of the Brethren.
Marc Wilson, a volunteer of Project Warm says the program will help many needy people get through a cold winter.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 54:43:29
IN Q=IT'S A PROGRAM

((MARC WILSON/PROJECT WARM: IT'S A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES FIREWOOD TO PEOPLE OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY BE IT SALEM, ROANOKE OR ROANOKE COUNTY, WHO OTHERWISE HAVE NO MEANS OF HEATING THEIR HOMES.))
SUPER=01-Marc Wilson/Project Warm;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HEATING THEIR HOMES

**************************************
All the needed firewood is donated, usually by contractors; then the volunteers split it and deliver it to the needy.
Last year Project Warm delivered 190 loads of wood to 63 families.

internet


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Internet companies say they'll help parents in the battle of keeping children's eyes away from on-line porn.
The companies are launching a campaign that will educate parents on how to use software to keep kids away from cyber-porn.
``The Washington Post'' reports companies such as America Online and Walt Disney will announce voluntary curbs at a summit of industry and government officials Monday.

holiday-travel


ANCHOR=nicole
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Most people are settled back in this morning after the holiday weekend.
However during this busy travel time...there have been nearly a dozen deaths along Virginia highways.
State Trooper R.J. Carpentieri says patrols are out in force for what's called the CARE holiday. ********************************
SOT 12:29:09
IN Q=and the CARE

((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11.))
SUPER=01-R. J. Carpentieri/State Police;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=ALCOHOL RELATED

*********************************
Carpienteris says 75-percent of the force hit the roads over the weekend.
He says the weather usually plays a big role in the number of accidents.
trees
Shoppers will not only be hitting the Malls for the holiday shopping season..
The Christmas tree buying season is also here.
Virginia tree growers say that real trees are making a comeback over artificial trees.
In 1995, about 39 (M) million households used fake trees -- and more than 37
(M) million had real ones. But

growers say trees are fuller than usual this year -- so they expect to overtake the fake tree market.

danville-fire


ANCHOR=nicole
NEWSCAST=
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TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


MOre than 200 people who were forced out of their homes in a fire last week in Danville say they'll head to court to recover their losses.
Some of the tenants at the Cabin Lake complex complain that there weren't even smoke detectors in the building.
Other residents like Stephanie Harris say there were serious maintenance problems. **********************************
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:55:05
IN Q=basically people don't

((HARRIS: BASICALLY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT THE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT , BUT WHEN WE ALL GET TOGETHER AND DISCUSS IT, IT COMES OUT THAT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT IT. IT HAD TO RESULT TO THIS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=RESULT TO THIS

**********************************
Fire investigators are still trying to find out what caused the fire.
vea
Virginia teachers are getting a good report card from the state.
the Virginia Education Association says state teachers are spending more personal time than most teachers around the country to prepare for class.
the V-E-A survey shows that teachers spend ten hours of their own time on class activities compared to nine point four hours nationally.

Bankmobile


ANCHOR=Nicole
NEWSCAST=AmRadio
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Virginia's best kept secret may be coming to a location near you.
The Virginia Housing Development Authority's "Mortgage-Mobile" travels for Southwest Virginia.
It's an R-V converted into a full service loan office.
Loan Originator Manager, Dick Johndrow (John-Drow) says the goal is to give low interest loans to people who never thought they'd be able to afford a home.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:29:29
IN Q=the people we're talking

((DICK JOHNDROW/LOAN ORIGINATOR MGR: THE PEOPLE WE'RE TALKING TO DON'T HAVE A LOT OF MONEY OF THEIR OWN, THEY HAVE A RELATIVELY LOW INCOME UNSKILLED PEOPLE THE SYSTEM DOESN'T READILY ACCOMMODATE THEM SO OUR FACILITY IS AIMED AT SHOWING THEM WHAT WE CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Dick Johndrow/Loan Originator Mgr.;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=what we can do


V-H-D-A officials say most of the people they help have an income between 18 and 30-thousand dollars.
They say the R-V is less intimidating than a banker's office.

holiday-travel


ANCHOR=nicole
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Most people are settled back in this morning after the holiday weekend.
However during this busy travel time...there have been nearly a dozen deaths along Virginia highways.
State Trooper R.J. Carpentieri says patrols are out in force for what's called the CARE holiday. ********************************
SOT 12:29:09
IN Q=and the CARE

((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11.))
SUPER=01-R. J. Carpentieri/State Police;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=ALCOHOL RELATED

*********************************
Carpienteris says 75-percent of the force hit the roads over the weekend.
He says the weather usually plays a big role in the number of accidents.
trees
Shoppers will not only be hitting the Malls for the holiday shopping season..
The Christmas tree buying season is also here.
Virginia tree growers say that real trees are making a comeback over artificial trees.
In 1995, about 39 (M) million households used fake trees -- and more than 37
(M) million had real ones. But

growers say trees are fuller than usual this year -- so they expect to overtake the fake tree market.

2-danville


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NEWSCAST=
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TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


They;ve lost everything..but now some 250 Danville residents who were left homeless by fire say they'll fight for their rights.
The Thanksgiving night blaze nearly destroyed the Cabin Lake complex.
Tenants there say they'll go to court to try to get their deposits back and some pro-rated rent.
Debra Corcoran has represented many other fire victims and says even the tenants who just experience smoke and water damage could be at risk. *************************************
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:43:39
IN Q=the people remaining

((CORCORAN: THE PEOPLE REMAINING IN THIS BUILDING WILL PROBABLY SUFFER FROM SOMETHING WE CALL TOXIC TORT SYNDROME; ALLERGIES, FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AND THEY WON'T REALLY BE ABLE TO ISOLATE IT AND WHAT IT WILL HAVE BEEN IS THE SMOKE COMING ON OVER.)) *************************************
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=COMING ON OVER


Fire officials are looking into complaints that the smoke detectors did not work.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
vea
Virginia teachers are getting a good report card from the state.
the Virginia Education Association says state teachers are spending more personal time than most teachers around the country to prepare for class.
the V-E-A survey shows that teachers spend ten hours of their own time on class activities compared to nine point four hours nationally.
earley

Today's the deadline for candidates to get into a special state Senate election in Chesapeake. The December 16th race so far is between Republican Randy Forbes and Democrat Jim Wheaton. The seat belonged to Mark Earley, the Republican attorney general-elect. If Forbes wins, Republicans will take control of the Senate when Lieutenant Governor-elect John Hager is sworn in. State G-O-P chairman Forbes is considered the favorite. But turnout could be low. A Wheaton upset would give Democrats control of the Senate.

holiday-travel


ANCHOR=nicole
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Most people are settled back in this morning after the holiday weekend.
However during this busy travel time...there have been nearly a dozen deaths along Virginia highways.
State Trooper R.J. Carpentieri says patrols are out in force for what's called the CARE holiday. ********************************
SOT 12:29:09
IN Q=and the CARE

((R.J. CARPENTIERI/STATE POLICE: AND THE CARE HOLIDAY STANDS FOR COMBINED ACCIDENT REDUCTION ENFORCEMENT BY OUR DEPARTMENT. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME THERE WERE SEVEN FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND ALREADY THIS YEAR THERE HAVE BEEN 11.))
SUPER=01-R. J. Carpentieri/State Police;
RUNS=:16
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Carpienteris says 75-percent of the force hit the roads over the weekend. He says the weather usually plays a big role in the number of accidents.