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7E-Church-Vandals


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Two of the three Franklin County churches vandalized last week opened their doors for services yesterday.
Five teens spray-painted the churches with offensive slogans and satanic symbols.
As David Johnson reports, while there are now no signs of the vandelism it was a very different situation a few days ago.
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(( They smashed and shot-out windows and smeared Satanic symbols and racist and anti-religious markings on the structures.
Total damage, nearly 30-thousand dollars.
But the buildings were cleaned up relatively quickly, thanks to help from members of the churches, and other congregations.
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(( KEVIN BOWMAN/FAIRMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: WELL, I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAS HAPPENED. I THINK THE RESULT IS THAT WE'VE BEEN DRAWN CLOSER TOGETHER AS A WHOLE WITH OUR AREA CHURCHES AS WELL. WE ARE PRAYING FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. WE HOPE THEY LEARN AS A RESULT FROM ALL OF THIS. ))
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Inside this building, the furniture was destroyed and the Christmas tree overturned, in addition to the exterior damage.
Investigators aren't sure of what sparked the incident, but they don't believe it was racially-motivated.
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((REVEREND BILL BARE/GOGGINSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH; I THINK THAT THEY PROBABLY WENT FOR A JOY RIDE AND IT ENDED UP IN VANDALISM. ))
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The crimes were solved almost as quickly as the churches were restored.
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(( INV. FRED JAMISON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.; WE'VE BEEN LUCKY IN CLEARING THIS ONE REAL QUICK. I THINK IN THIS TYPE OF CRIME, I THINK WE WILL CONTINUE TO CLEAR THEM QUICKLY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY BECAUSE WE HAVE GOOD COMMUNITY COOPERATION AND THE DEPARTMENT USUALLY PULLS TOGETHER REAL WELL IN THIS TYPE OF CASE. ))
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STAND-UP-13:10:13 DAVID JOHNSON NEWS 7 REPORTER;
THE COMMUNITY SAYS THE THREE BOYS AND TWO GIRLS DID MORE HARM TO THEMSELVES THAN TO THE CHURCHES. EACH HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, SOMETHING THAT WILL REMAIN ON THEIR RECORD. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
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After all five suspects confessed Sunday, one of the accused returned to a church she had helped vandalized, offering to make restitution.

7E-Roanoke-Accident


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Rescue workers had to use the jaws of life to free one person after an accident on Greenridge Road in Roanoke last night.
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The accident happened near the intersection of Cove Road.
The car overturned --throwing one person out of the vehicle. Another person had to be cut out of the car using the jaws of life.
Investigators say speed may have been a factor in the wreck.
Both victims were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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7Allen


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Virginia's Governor could be looking at becoming Virginia's next Senator.
George Allen dropped a solid hint about the possibility of running in three years.
Allen said at a weekend meeting of Republican leaders that supporters have been encouraging him to start focusing on the 2000 campaign or beyond.
But Allen emphasized that he has NOT made a final decision.
The Senate seat is now held by Democrat Chuck Robb, who hasn't yet said whether he plans to seek another term.

7Gilmore


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Governor-elect Jim Gilmore be inaugurated January 17th.
Today he will travel around the state to announce activities leading up to the event.
Also taking office will be John Hager as lieutenant governor and Mark Earley as attorney general.
The inauguration is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the state Capitol grounds in downtown Richmond.

7weather


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Turning to weather--
Partly sunny for much of this afternoon, with highs in the mid 40s.
Some wintry precipitation is ahead for tonight, with a chance of light snow or sleet.
Lows around 30.
The wintry weather will last into tomorrow...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 12/9/97
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55Church-Vandals


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Church services went on as scheduled at two Franklin County churches yesterday despite the work of some teen vandals.
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Last week five teens smashed and shot-out the windows of three churches.
They also smeared Satanic and racist symbols on the structures.
The damage totaled nearly 30-thousand dollars.
But two of the buildings were cleaned thanks to the work of church members.
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(( KEVIN BOWMAN/FAIRMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: WELL, I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAS HAPPENED. I THINK THE RESULT IS THAT WE'VE BEEN DRAWN CLOSER TOGETHER AS A WHOLE WITH OUR AREA CHURCHES AS WELL. WE ARE PRAYING FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. WE HOPE THEY LEARN AS A RESULT FROM ALL OF THIS. ))
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The community says the three boys and two girls did more harm to themselves than to the churches.
Each has been charged with destruction of property, something that will remain on their record.
One of the accused returned to a church she had vandalized, offering to make restitution.
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55E-Drunk-Driving


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As you prepare to host or attend holiday parties, a reminder that drinking and driving are a deadly combination.
Officials say many are still not getting the message.
In fact, drunk driving arrests are up 17 percent this year compared to last year.
And, police say the number of fatal accidents on Virginia's highways is also climbing.
981 people have died so far this year--116 more than last year.


55E-Wharton-House


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Members of the Wharton Memorial Foundation are hoping for a community effort with their preservation project.
They say they not only need donations but also workers.
Denise Allen has the story.
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(( The Wharton House is part of Bedford's beginnings.
It may not look like much now, but when the restoration is complete it will house businesses.
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((FRED DUIS/WHARTON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WE'RE TALKING TO A RETAIL BUSINESS NOW A SELLER OF COLLECTIBLES WHO'S EXCITED ABOUT COMING IN THE FIRST FLOOR HERE AND THERE ARE OTHER POSSIBILITIES TO IN THE WAY OF EATERIES.))
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John Wharton's home sits in an historic district.
It was built in 1847 with cyprus and has hard pine floors--materials not used today.
There are other unique features as well.
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((DUIS: THIS IS AN AREA OFF THE BASEMENT OF THE HOUSE. IT'S BELOW GRADE THEREFORE IT WOULD BE SLIGHTLY WARMER.))
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The Wharton family also helped build the church next door and the brick house on the other side as well.
In fact some of Louise Wharton's garden still remains.
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((CLAIRE ROBERTSON/WHARTON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: THE GARDEN CLUB HELPED PRESERVE IT OVER THE YEARS. SHE WAS AN AVID WILDFLOWER COLLECTOR AND SHE PLANTED THESE BEAUTIFUL PECAN TREES AND BOXWOODS WE USED IN THE MAZE.))
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Robertson and Du-is believe some of these boxwoods are nearly 75 years old.
The hope is to create a public garden which joins the three Wharton buildings with the new public library--connecting the past with the present to shape the future.
Denise Allen News 7.))

55weather


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Taking a moment now to check Monday's outlook--
Becoming partly sunny today, with highs in the mid 40s.
Meantime, increasingly cloudy tonight, with a chance of light snow or sleet developing.
Lows around 30.
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8E-Church-Vandals


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***ANCHOR TAG****
Sunday worship took on a new meaning in Franklin county yesterday.
Just three days before, a group of teenagers spray- painted some area churches with racist and satanic messages.
But as David Johnson tells us, clean-up efforts allowed two of the three vandalized churches to open for services.
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(( They smashed and shot-out windows and smeared Satanic symbols and racist and anti-religious markings on the structures.
Total damage, nearly 30-thousand dollars.
But the buildings were cleaned up relatively quickly, thanks to help from members of the churches, and other congregations.
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(( KEVIN BOWMAN/FAIRMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: WELL, I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAS HAPPENED. I THINK THE RESULT IS THAT WE'VE BEEN DRAWN CLOSER TOGETHER AS A WHOLE WITH OUR AREA CHURCHES AS WELL. WE ARE PRAYING FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. WE HOPE THEY LEARN AS A RESULT FROM ALL OF THIS. ))
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Inside this building, the furniture was destroyed and the Christmas tree overturned, in addition to the exterior damage.
Investigators aren't sure of what sparked the incident, but they don't believe it was racially-motivated.
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((REVEREND BILL BARE/GOGGINSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH; I THINK THAT THEY PROBABLY WENT FOR A JOY RIDE AND IT ENDED UP IN VANDALISM. ))
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The crimes were solved almost as quickly as the churches were restored.
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(( INV. FRED JAMISON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.; WE'VE BEEN LUCKY IN CLEARING THIS ONE REAL QUICK. I THINK IN THIS TYPE OF CRIME, I THINK WE WILL CONTINUE TO CLEAR THEM QUICKLY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY BECAUSE WE HAVE GOOD COMMUNITY COOPERATION AND THE DEPARTMENT USUALLY PULLS TOGETHER REAL WELL IN THIS TYPE OF CASE. ))
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STAND-UP-13:10:13 DAVID JOHNSON NEWS 7 REPORTER;
THE COMMUNITY SAYS THE THREE BOYS AND TWO GIRLS DID MORE HARM TO THEMSELVES THAN TO THE CHURCHES. EACH HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, SOMETHING THAT WILL REMAIN ON THEIR RECORD. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
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After all five suspects confessed Sunday, one of the accused returned to a church she had helped vandalized, offering to make restitution.

8E-Drunk-Driving


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The slogan, "Don't Drink and Drive" has been on the airwaves for years now-- but many people STILL aren't getting the message.
Drunk driving arrests are up 17 percent this year compared to last year.
And, police say the number of fatal accidents on Virginia's highways is also going up.
981 people have died so far this year--116 more than last year.


8E-Roanoke-Accident


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Two people were taken to the hospital last night after an accident on Greenridge Road in Roanoke.
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The accident happened near the intersection of Cove Road.
The car overturned --throwing one person out of the vehicle. Another person had to be cut out of the car using the jaws of life.
Investigators say speed may have been a factor in the wreck.
Both victims were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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8Gilmore


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Governor- Elect Jim Gilmore is getting his itinerary together as he prepares for Inauguration Day, January 17th.
Today Gilmore will travel around the state to announce events leading up to his official swearing- in as Governor.
Also taking office will be John Hager as lieutenant governor and Mark Earley as attorney general.
The inauguration is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the state Capitol grounds in downtown Richmond.

8VA-Democrats


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Still shaken from their across-the-board defeat in the statewide races last month, Virginia Democrats are making a new game plan.
Senator Chuck Robb told party- members at a meeting over the weekend that it would be foolish to fight the car tax cut proposed by Republican Governor-elect Jim Gilmore.
Robb credited the G-O-P for running a "tactically brilliant" campaign and said Democrats need to learn from it.

8weather


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Let's switch over now to weather--
Turning partly sunny today, with highs in the mid 40s.
Clouds building by this evening, with a chance of light snow or sleet developing.
Lows around 30.
The four day forecast keeps the wintry mix around into tomorrow.
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