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7E-Skiier-Death


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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A day of skiing turned fatal for a 9-year old skier when he hit a tree and died yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV


The victim was at Snowshoe Ski Resort on vacation from Jacksonville Florida- but his name is being withheld until relatives are notified.
The boy was skiing with his father and sister but was not in their sight when the accident happened.
The death is the first at Snowshoe this year and the fourth in the resort's 24 years of operation.
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7E-B'burg-Arson


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-85
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The Virginia Tech student accused of setting fire to a campus fraternity house is out of jail for now.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


21- year old Chad Justin (knee-me) Niemi was released on 30- thousand dollars bond yesterday.
Conditions of his release include-- abstaining from alcohol and checking in with Blacksburg police on a daily basis.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tuesday;


Niemi was arrested Tuesday morning after the Kappa Alpha fraternity house was gutted by fire.
Niemi's bond was originally set at 15- thousand dollars but was later revoked after he allegedly lied to a magistrate.
Prosecutors say Niemi failed to mention prior convictions for being drunk in public and possession of marijuana.
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7S-Allen-Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Education


Govenor Allen is unveiling his new budget piece by piece.
Yesterday he announced he'll propose two-and-a-quarter percent raises for teachers, starting in 1999.
His plans include a similiar pay hike for state workers.
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The announcement came with news of 447- million more dollars to support the state's new academic standards and testing program.
And in what may be a little wishful thinking -- the Governor included five million dollars for charter schools.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND YOU KNOW WHERE THAT'S COMING FROM? THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY SAYS IF YOU RUN A CHARTER SCHOOL WE'LL GIVE YOU MONEY. BUT THAT'S ON OUR TERMS AND IT WOULD BE THE DECISIONS OF VIRGINIANS.))
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The 1998 General Assembly will take up charter schools in a matter of weeks.
The concept has its best shot ever of passing next year.

7S-Legislation


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TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Lynchburg city leaders and their local delegates sat down yesterday to discuss priorities
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for the next session of the General Assembly.
Lynchburg wants to make sure it gets the state money it's been promised for projects like sewer repair and economic development.
Senator Steve Newman says the state should be able to fund those one- time expenses this year.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE LESS PROSPERITY IN THE FUTURE, THAT WE ARE NOT SPENDING IT ON JUST AGENCY EXPENSES WHICH MEANS IT WILL JUST CONSTANTLY GROW AND GROW AND GROW, SO THIS IS A BIG CHANGE, I THINK, IN OUR BUDGETING.))
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Also: Lynchburg doesn't want the elimination of the personal property tax to affect other state funding.
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((MITCH NUCKLES/L'BURG COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: THAT'S DEFINITELY A CONCERN OF THE LOCALITIES. IT HAS TO BE A DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR REPLACEMENT AND ALSO SOME FACTOR OF THE GROWTH. PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX GROWS ON AVERAGE BETWEEN SEVEN AND TEN PERCENT A YEAR, SO A GROWTH FACTOR DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO THE FACTOR.))
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Senator Newman promised the group that the tax cut plan WILL be passed in the Senate.
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7VMI


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V-M-I is wrapping things up before the holidays.
In an end of semester report the school says 25 of the 30 women who enrolled last August have made it through the Rat Line's first semester.
The school has also finished building new women's sports facilities.

7weather


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Taking a look a your Friday forecast... Mostly sunny skies with continued pleasant highs in the upper 50's to low 60's.
Those clear skies will continue into tonight with nighttime lows dropping into the mid to upper 30's.
And taking a look ahead...
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Scream-2
ANCHOR=Anna


"Scream 2" does an even better job of parodying the teen slasher movie genre than the original.
It parodies itself while still following the basic movie formula.
The survivors from the first movie are back, this time in college; and again a killer, a copycat of the first murderer, is stalking Sidney (Neve Campbell) and killing off everyone around her.
There is plenty of blood; and like one character says, the body count is higher in the sequel.
The movie is self consciously clever, almost too much so. But these people all behave so stupidly, it almost seems like a good idea to kill them off and delete them from the gene pool. "Scream 2" gets a B. If you liked "Scream", you'll like this one just as much.
7BIRTHDAYS!12/21/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-56/Ethel Yingling/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-10/Nathaniel Rouse/Lexington;



SUPER=130-37/Bob Shupe/Salem;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-45th/Charlie & Carlene Robertson/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-/Miya Crump/Rocky Mount;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-51st/Eugene & Effie Dalton/Willis;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-57th/Fletcher & Versie Phillips/Willis;


Monday:

SUPER=130-17/Brad Arrington/Bassett;



SUPER=130-1/Andrew Holt/Goodview;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Buster Williams/Snow Creek;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-40th/Bill & Flo Settle/Goodview;



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55E-Skiier-Death


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net G
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A 9 year old boy died yesterday in an accident on the slopes at Snowshoe ski resort.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV


Authorities say the boy ran into a tree.
He was on vacation from Jacksonville, Florida.
The boy was skiing with his father and sister but was not in their sight when the accident happened.
His name is being withheld until relatives are notified.
The death is the first at Snowshoe this year and the fourth in the resort's 24 years of operation.
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55E-B'burg-Arson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Arson


The Virginia Tech student accused of arson in connection with frat house fire was released from jail yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


21- year old Chad Justin (knee-me) Niemi was released on 30- thousand dollars bond yesterday.
Conditions of his release include-- abstaining from alcohol and checking in with Blacksburg police on a daily basis.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tuesday;


Niemi was arrested Tuesday morning after the Kappa Alpha fraternity house was gutted by fire.
Niemi's bond was originally set at 15- thousand dollars but was later revoked after he allegedly lied to a magistrate.
Prosecutors say Niemi failed to mention prior convictions for being drunk in public and possession of marijuana.
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55E-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Some Hill City firefighters are being recognized for their recent bravery, including the rescue of a three year old girl from a burning apartment building.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Robert Ore was recognized by the Lynchburg fire department and its lifesaving crew for his heroics last Friday night.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 13;


Ore was part of a crew that responded to a fire at the College Hill apartments.
He says he was just doing his job.
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IN Q=That's the biggest

((ROBERT ORE/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTER: THAT'S THE BIGGEST REWARD. THE PLAQUES ARE NICE, THE RECOGNITION IS NICE, BUT THE BIG REWARD IS KNOWING THAT THERE'S A LITTLE THREE- YEAR- OLD GIRL, TYANA HUBBARD, THAT'S GOING TO BE AT HOME WITH HER FAMILY THIS YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS.))
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SUPER=04-November 4;


The city also honored four firefighters who saved a family from their burning home on Otey Street in November.
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55E-Roanoke-drums


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Authorities are still trying to figure out what is in several barrels found buried at the Public Works Service Center this week.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday


Seven containers were un-earthed Tuesday.
FORTY-THREE containers have turned up.
Excavation was completed Wednesday night at the Service Center.
That's where they keep and repair city vehicles, but the city attorney wouldn't say whether these substances could have come from the garage.
Roanoke City Attorney Will Dibling says it's possible the containers were there when the city bought the property 23 years ago. He can't say howlong they've been there.
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55S-Allen-Education


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Education


Governor George Allen new budget proposal includes a pay hike for teachers,
He's wants to give teachers a two-and-a-quarter percent raises for teachers, starting in 1999.
Allen plans a similiar pay hike for state workers in the budget plan he will unveil today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The announcement came with news of 447- million more dollars to support the state's new academic standards and testing program.
And in what may be a little wishful thinking -- the Governor included five million dollars for charter schools.
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SOT 09:29:47
IN Q=And you know

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND YOU KNOW WHERE THAT'S COMING FROM? THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACTUALLY SAYS IF YOU RUN A CHARTER SCHOOL WE'LL GIVE YOU MONEY. BUT THAT'S ON OUR TERMS AND IT WOULD BE THE DECISIONS OF VIRGINIANS.))
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=Education


The 1998 General Assembly will take up charter schools in a matter of weeks.
The concept has its best shot ever of passing next year.

55weather


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Turning away from news for a moment to check the weekend outlook--
Mostly sunny and pleasant again today, with highs around 60.
Continued clear overnight, with lows in the upper 30s.
The four day forecast is mild with rain likely by Sunday.
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8E-Skiier-Death


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net G
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A skiing accident took the life of a nine- year- old yesterday at Snowshoe Mountain ski resort.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV


The victim was on vacation from Jacksonville Florida- but his name is being withheld until relatives are notified.
The boy was skiing with his father and sister but was not in their sight when the accident happened.
The death is the first at Snowshoe this year and the fourth in the resort's 24 years of operation.
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8E-B'burg-Arson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Arson


Police will keep an eye on the Virginia Tech student who was released from jail after being accused of setting fire to a fraternity house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


21- year old Chad Justin (knee-me) Niemi was released on 30- thousand dollars bond yesterday.
Conditions of his release include-- abstaining from alcohol and checking in with Blacksburg police on a daily basis.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tuesday;


Niemi was arrested Tuesday morning after the Kappa Alpha fraternity house was gutted by fire.
Niemi's bond was originally set at 15- thousand dollars but was later revoked after he allegedly lied to a magistrate.
Prosecutors say Niemi failed to mention prior convictions for being drunk in public and possession of marijuana.
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8E-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Firefighters often risk their lives in the line of duty--
But several of them from Lynchburg were given a special pat on the back for their recent bravery.
One such incident involved the rescue of a three- year- old girl from a burning apartment building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Robert Ore was recognized by the Lynchburg fire department and its lifesaving crew for his heroics last Friday night.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 13;


Ore was part of a crew that responded to a fire at the College Hill apartments.
He says he was just doing his job.
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IN Q=That's the biggest

((ROBERT ORE/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTER: THAT'S THE BIGGEST REWARD. THE PLAQUES ARE NICE, THE RECOGNITION IS NICE, BUT THE BIG REWARD IS KNOWING THAT THERE'S A LITTLE THREE- YEAR- OLD GIRL, TYANA HUBBARD, THAT'S GOING TO BE AT HOME WITH HER FAMILY THIS YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-November 4;


The city also honored four firefighters who saved a family from their burning home on Otey Street in November.
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8Pilot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=tte
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A Danville pilot never wants to stop flying.
But as a diabetic, Charles Scott fought hard to win his wings.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Scott was only 29 when he was diagnosed with the disease.
After that, the government refused to let him fly.
But Scott is not a quitter.
He wrote letters to lobbyists and congressmen until 15 years later, he changed federal laws so all diabetics could fly.
They still will not let him do it as a career, but Scott doesn't let that get him down.
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((CHARLES SCOTT/DIABETIC PILOT: I GUESS TO SOME DEGREE THAT'S REASONABLE. IF YOU'RE HIRING A PILOT IN AN AIRPLANE YOU DESERVE TO GET SOMEBODY WHO'S PERFECT AND COMPETENT. I THINK I'M COMPETENT BUT WE'RE GONNA WORK ON PERFECT A LITTLE BIT.))
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And Scott says determination has taken him higher than he ever thought he'd climb.
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8E-Roanoke-drums


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Officials still don't know what is inside the dozens of barrels found underground at the Public Works Service Center this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday


Seven containers were un-earthed Tuesday.
FORTY-THREE containers have turned up.
Excavation was completed Wednesday night at the Service Center.
That's where they keep and repair city vehicles, but the city attorney wouldn't say whether these substances could have come from the garage.
Roanoke City Attorney Will Dibling says it's possible the containers were there when the city bought the property 23 years ago.
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8weather


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Time again to check the Friday forecst--
Continued mild, with mostly sunny skies and highs near 60.
Clear skies overnight, with lows in the upper 30s.
The dry weather lasts through tomorrow, then showers ahead by Sunday.
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