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7S-Lawson


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Auto theft charges could lead to murder charges for one Lynchburg man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Twenty-seven- year- old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson was arrested Monday after he ran a red light in Prince George's County, Maryland.
SUPER=04-November 17; :08


Lawson was driving a 19-93 Lexus belonging to 72- year- old Samuel J. York, who was found stabbed to death two weeks ago.
Maryland authorities ran a computer check on the vehicle and found Lawson was wanted for questioning in York's murder.
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IN Q=These are the

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THESE ARE THE TYPE BREAKS THAT YOU LOOK FOR. THAT'S WHY WE ENTER PEOPLE INTO THE COMPUTERS, NOT ONLY THE SUSPECTS OR ANYONE WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN A CASE, BUT ALSO IN THIS CASE, AN AUTOMOBILE, IN HOPES THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS WILL OCCUR.))
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Lawson was returned to Lynchburg yesterday and remains held without bond.
So far, he's been charged only with auto theft.
Meanwhile, police need help finding another murder suspect, 17- year- old Ernest Wilbur Fuller.
Fuller allegedly shot and killed a man during an argument in Lynchburg Friday night.
Authorities say Fuller may have fled to New York City.
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7E-Red-Cross


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TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=American Red cross


The Danville Red Cross is warning residents of a scam being pulled in the area.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week;


A fire left about 60 families homeless in Danville and since then, people claiming to be from the Red Cross have been going door-to-door asking for donations.
The Red Cross says it's a scam -- contributions can be made at their Main Street office in Danville, but the Red Cross does NOT go door to door.
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7E-Covington-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Walmart


A major retailer is moving inot Covington.
It will go in the city's industrial park.
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SUPER=03-Covington;


Last night Covington announced it's getting a new Wal Mart.
It's a major development for the city, where it's been years since a major retailer moved in.
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IN Q=with a city

((JIM CRAWFORD/COVINGTON MAYOR: WITH A CITY OF 7000 PEOPLE...WE WERE DEVASTATED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN RETAIL BUSINESSES DECLINED. WE LOST MANY STORES THROUGH THE YEARS, SO IT'S PRETTY EXCITING ))
SUPER=01-Jim Crawford/Covington Mayor;
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Covington hopes to build a new shopping center around the Wal Mart...
It's a prospect that has council members so excited, they presented the site's developer with a key to the city.
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SOT 05:45:36
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((BO MURPHY/WYATT DEVELOPMENT CO.: PERSONALLY, IT'S MY FIRST KEY TO A CITY. COVINGTON'S BEEN A WONDERFUL PLACE TO DEVELOP IN SO FAR. ))
SUPER=01-Bo Murphy/Wyatt Development Co.;
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Construction starts next month in the city's industrial park.
Developers say the building should be ready to open by July.
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7S-Spencer


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Federal drug charges and a charges of threatening an undercover informant are what face Donald Spencer.
Spencer is a suspect in a murder case in Franklin County.
Police arrested Spencer Friday.
In an affidavit filed with a federal magistrate, an undercover state police officer says Spencer is suspected of transporting thousands of pounds of marijuana.
The government also has a tape of Spencer making threats against an informant.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./June 1996;


Spencer is a suspect in the murder of Jeffrey Norris in June of last year.
Norris was found shot to death at a mobile home in the Henry section of the county.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your mid-week forecast... Bring an umbrella today, we'll be under mostly cloudy skies today with the chance for some light rain, highs around 50.
Tonight more rain is possible with lows dropping in the mid to upper 30's.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 12/4/97
Thursday:

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55E-Lawson


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A man wanted for questioning in connection with an unsolved Lynchburg murder is being held in a hill city jail on auto theft charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Police picked up 27- year- old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson Monday after he ran a red light in Prince George County, Maryland.
Lawson was driving a 19-93 Lexus belonging to 72- year- old Samuel J. York, who was found stabbed to death two weeks ago.
So far, Lawson only faces the auto theft charges.
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SOT 00:22:23
IN Q=Well, we're certainly

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WELL, WE'RE CERTAINLY INTERESTED IN TALKING WITH HIM. WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH HIM. IT'S TOO EARLY FOR ME TO SAY AT THIS TIME WHAT, IF ANY, OTHER CHARGES WILL BE PLACED AGAINST HIM. IT'S STILL AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION, SO I CAN'T COMMENT ON THAT RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
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In ANOTHER murder case, Lynchburg police are looking for 17- year- old Ernest Wilbur Fuller.
Fuller's accused of shooting a man to death during an argument Friday night.
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55E-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=American Red cross


Some Con artists are apparently trying to profit from a devastating apartment fire in Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week;


Last Thursday a fire left about 60 families homeless in Danville.
Since then, people claiming to be from the Red Cross have been going door-to-door asking for donations.
The Red Cross says it's a scam -- contributions can be made at its Main Street office in Danville, but the Red Cross does NOT go door to door.
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55S-Goodlatte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=internet


A Congressman from Virginia spoke out against what he says is inappropriate internet material at the second day of testimony in Washington.
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Bob Goodlatte told the group of Internet providers it needs to give parents "the tools" to regulate what children see online.
And he called on the industry to teach parents how to use those tools.
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IN Q=we are all in this

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE: WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.... PARENTS WILL NOT BE SECURE UNTIL THEY FEEL THEIR CHILDREN ARE SAFE FROM THOSE WHO SEEK TO PREY UPON THEM.))
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Goodlatte called on Internet providers to use a rating system that warns parents of websites containing pornography.
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55E-County-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


The Roanoke County of Supervisors offered a preview yesterday of the Charter School debate expected next year in the General assembly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The board argued over including a statement of opposition to charter schools in its recommendations to local legislators.
Board Chairman Bob Johnson left no doubt where he stands.
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((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK SOMETIMES WHEN CONCEPTS ARE REDUCED TO REALITY THEY TURN TO NIGHTMARES AND THIS IS ONE I SUBMIT TO YOU THAT WILL BE A NIGHTMARE FOR US. AND THERE'S AN OLD ADAGE IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT. WELL ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS AIN'T BROKE.)) ((LEE EDDY/WINDSOR HILLS SUPERVISOR: I THINK WE DO HAVE A GOOD SCHOOL SYSTEM IN ROANOKE COUNTY, BUT I THINK ALL GOOD THINGS CAN BE MADE BETTER. AND ALMOST 30 STATES IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE ADOPTED A CHARTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND IT IS HARD TO SAY THOSE 30 STATES ARE ALL WRONG AND VIRGINIA IS RIGHT.))
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Vinton Supervisor Harry Nickens was absent from the day's meeting, so board members postponed a vote on the legislative package until the next meeting.

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Time now to check out Wednesday's weather--
Mostly cloudy skies, with a chance of light rain.
Highs near 50.
More light rain possible tonight, as lows fall into the upper 30s.
The extended outlook is partly to mostly cloudy through the weekend..
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8E-Lawson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Authorities apprehended a man they saw driving a murder victim's car in ANOTHER state.
He's now back in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Police picked up 27- year- old Kenneth Lloyd Lawson Monday after he ran a red light in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
Lawson was driving a 19-93 Lexus belonging to 72- year- old Samuel J. York, who was found stabbed to death two weeks ago.
So far, Lawson only faces auto theft charges.
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SOT 00:22:23
IN Q=Well, we're certainly

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WELL, WE'RE CERTAINLY INTERESTED IN TALKING WITH HIM. WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH HIM. IT'S TOO EARLY FOR ME TO SAY AT THIS TIME WHAT, IF ANY, OTHER CHARGES WILL BE PLACED AGAINST HIM. IT'S STILL AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION, SO I CAN'T COMMENT ON THAT RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
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OUT Q=that right now.
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VO-NAT


In ANOTHER murder case, Lynchburg police are looking for 17- year- old Ernest Wilbur Fuller.
Fuller's accused of shooting a man to death during an argument Friday night.
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8E-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-45
GRAPHIC=American Red cross


The Danville chapter of the Red Cross warns that scam artists are working their way through the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Week;


A fire left about 60 families homeless in Danville and since then, people claiming to be from the Red Cross have been going door-to-door asking for donations.
The Red Cross says it's a scam --
Contributions can be made at its Main Street office in Danville, but the Red Cross does NOT go door to door.
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8E-Covington-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Walmart


The small town of Covington is about to get a BIG- name store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


Last night Covington announced it's getting a new Wal Mart.
It's a major development for the city, where it's been years since a major retailer moved in.
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SOT 05:42:20
IN Q=with a city

((JIM CRAWFORD/COVINGTON MAYOR: WITH A CITY OF 7000 PEOPLE...WE WERE DEVASTATED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN RETAIL BUSINESSES DECLINED. WE LOST MANY STORES THROUGH THE YEARS, SO IT'S PRETTY EXCITING ))
SUPER=01-Jim Crawford/Covington Mayor;
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OUT Q=pretty exciting.
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VO-NAT


Covington hopes to build a new shopping center around the Wal Mart...
It's a prospect that has council members so excited, they presented the site's developer with a key to the city.
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SOT 05:45:36
IN Q=Personally it's

((BO MURPHY/WYATT DEVELOPMENT CO.: PERSONALLY, IT'S MY FIRST KEY TO A CITY. COVINGTON'S BEEN A WONDERFUL PLACE TO DEVELOP IN SO FAR. ))
SUPER=01-Bo Murphy/Wyatt Development Co.;
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OUT Q=so far
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Construction starts next month in the city's industrial park.
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85-Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-44
GRAPHIC=democrats


Virginia democrats are focusing on the future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Former party chairman Paul Goldman is spearheading a group called "Committee for a Democratic Comeback."
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SOT 08:57:39
IN Q=We're a party

((PAUL GOLDMAN/FORMER DEMOCRATIC CHAIR: WE'RE A PARTY THAT'S DEVOID OF IDEAS...DEMOCRATS GOT TO WAKE UP.))
SUPER=01-Paul Goldman/Former Democratic Chair;
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But a reflective, failed candidate disagrees.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-FORMER CANDIDATE: NO I DON'T THINK WE'RE DEVOID OF IDEAS AT ALL... WHAT WE WERE MISSING WAS A WAY TO DO IT IN THREE WORDS.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. Don Beyer/(D) Former Candidate for Gov.;
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Among Goldman's ideas for reforming the party: merit selection for judges, getting rid of the one- term limit on governors, and a pledge to NOT raise any other tax right now to make up for the car tax cut.

8S-Spencer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Franklin county murder suspect is behind bars.
Police arrested Donald Spencer on Friday.
In an affidavit filed with a federal magistrate, an undercover state police officer says Spencer is suspected of transporting thousands of pounds of marijuana.
The government also has a tape of Spencer making threats against an informant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./June 1996;


Spencer is a suspect in the murder of Jeffrey Norris in June of last year.
Norris was found shot to death at a mobile home in the Henry section of the county.
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8weather


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Shifting your attention now to the forecast--
It'll be an overcast day, with light rain developing.
Highs around 50.
More rain possible tonight, with lows in the mid to upper 30s.
The four day forecast is drier, but cooler...
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