06:00-01

NICHOLS

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Nichols, Terry


In Denver, Lawyers for Terry Nichols will be back in court this morning in a bid to block yesterday's mixed verdict.
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VO-NAT


A federal jury has convicted Nichols of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the Oklahoma City bombing.
His defense contends there's an inherent conflict in those findings.
SUPER=@File; :12


Nichols could still get the death penalty.
The jury returns Monday for the sentencing phase of the trial.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=EQU
TAPE#net (edit of 97-81)
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


A federal appeals court has breathed new life into the rape case of Christy Brzonkala.
Brzonkala is the former Virginia Tech student who said she was raped by two former Tech football players.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Yesterday, a three judge panel of the federal appeals court in Richmond sent her case back to Roanoke federal Judge Jackson Kiser.
Brzonkala went public with her allegations to raise awareness.
Her attorney says that effort has continued outside the court.
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SOT 04;12:16
IN Q=She has gone

((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: SHE HAS GONE TO CONGRESS AND HAS TESTIFIED TO CONGRESS. AND SHE HAS MADE MANY APPEARANCES TALKING ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF SCHOOLS TAKING CAMPUS CRIME MORE SERIOUSLY. SO SHE IS VERY ACTIVE.))
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=very active.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Brzonkala


In a 2-to-1 ruling, the appeals court panel stated, that Brzonkala does have the right to sue Virginia Tech under Title Nine, and the right to sue the players under the 19-94 Violence Against Women Act.
Former player Tony Morrison is now a student at Hampton University.
James Crawford is at Florida State.
The pair was never found guilty of any criminal violations in relation to Brzonkala's rape allegation.
Virginia Tech officials could NOT be reached for comment.
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E-Salem-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Fire


A fire in Salem left one man injured and a local landmark in serious condition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Salem fire officials say the blaze broke out just after two at the old McVitty Carriage House.
Officials say it was hard to contain the fire, because it was trapped in a wall, making it difficult to locate the origin.
The fire gutted the second floor apartment in the 120- year- old structure.
The injured man's condition is NOT being released.
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E-Arson


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=arson


Lynchburg fire investigators say arson is to blame for a blaze that gutted an apartment and injured a small girl two weeks ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Firefighter Robert Ore was honored last week for pulling three- year- old Tiana Hubbard from her burning home the night of December 13th.
Fire officials say the blaze started in the kitchen, but they've ruled out any accidental causes.
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SOT 00:24:25
IN Q=All last week

((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: ALL LAST WEEK WE WERE AT THE SCENE, INVESTIGATING THAT FIRE. THROUGH A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION WE FIND THERE WAS NO ACCIDENTAL IGNITION SOURCE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE FIRE. THEREFORE WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THIS FIRE WAS INCENDIARY IN NATURE.))
SUPER=01-John Jennings/Lynchburg Fire Marshal; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=incendiary in nature.
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VO-NAT


Evidence has been sent to the state crime lab for analysis.
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E-Chanukkah


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=hanukkah


Throughout the world Hanukkah is be celebrated.
The eight day holiday began yesterday at sun down.
Tina Tenret takes us to one family's celebration.
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SOT
IN Q=The festival of lights
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Marci Brumberg/Beth Israel Synagogue; :09
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:29
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=TT, News7, Roanoke

(( The festival of lights commemorates religious freedom -- the Jewish people's fight to worship two thousand years ago.
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SOT 18:37:20
IN Q=It was a typical

((MARCI BRUMBERG/TEMPLE EDUCATION DIRECTOR: IT WAS A TYPICAL STORY OF THE WEAK AGAINST THE STRONG -- OR THE SMALL AGAINST THE BIGGER, AND MIRACULOUSLY OUR PEOPLE, WHO HAD AN INCREDIBLE SPIRIT OF DETERMINATION, WERE VICTORIOUS. AND THEY WON THE RIGHT TO WORSHIP AND PRACTICE AS JEWISH PEOPLE.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=as Jewish people


According to biblical tradition, the Jews reclaimed the remains of Solomon's Temple which was destroyed, and thought they only had enough oil for one night's candle-- instead, it burned for eight days-- the Chanukkah miracle.
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SOT 17:54:50
IN Q=nat sound

((PEOPLE PRAYING AND SINGING))
RUNS=:05


Now, one candle is lit in the menorah each night for eight nights.
Chanukkah is actually a minor holiday in the Jewish tradition, but Brumberg says it's been in the spotlight more so Jewish children don't feel left out around Christmas time.
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SOT 18:39:06
IN Q=Now we're competing

((NOW WE'RE COMPETING WITH THE CHRISTMAS FRENZY. IT HAS ESCALATED INTO A LOT MORE THAN IT WAS EVER INTENDED TO BE WITH CHANUKKAH GIFT WRAPPING AND CHANUKKAH LITTLE PLATES AND CARDS AND THINGS THAT NEVER ORIGINALLY WERE INTENDED TO BE. IF YOU WENT TO ISRAEL, THERE WOULD BE NONE OF THIS.))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=none of this


Like most Jewish holidays, Chanukkah is time for families.
THe holiday is surrounded by tradition....
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SOT 18:16:00
IN Q=nat sound

((NAT SOUND: FOOD PROCESSOR))
RUNS=:05

including potato pancakes, which are fried up and eaten--and the candles to commemorate a great miracle that happened at the Temple.
Tina Tenret, News7, Roanoke))

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Welcome back to news 7 mornin'

The 12 Days of Christmas definitely isn't one of the newest Holiday tunes on the scene. While it is often listed as "author unknown" many Catholics believe it was written in the early 15 hundreds as a way to avoid persecution.
It is said that each verse of the catchy little tune has a religous meaning. For example 12 drummers are the beliefs outlined in the apostles creed, 10 Lords a leaping are the 10 commandments, Six Geese-a-laying are the 6 days of creation and so on.
The true love gave to me part is believed to represent what God gives to each Christian. Disguised in song this was a way for early Catholics to teach their kids the stories of the bible without making it so obvious.
I don't know if that story is true, but it sure makes a lot more sense than picturing some one actually getting all of those gifts.
None the less I still went out and tried to see which of perhaps the world's most famous 12 gifts could still be found today. I didn't have much luck but I had a lot of fun trying. Please note that each of these supers lasts until the end of the register sound (about 2 seconds...you'll see what I mean)
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SOT
IN Q=12 drummers
SUPER=213-Day 12/$5; :10
SUPER=213-Day 11/$2; :26
SUPER=213-Day 10/$3; :41
SUPER=213-Day 9/$15; :52
SUPER=213-Day 8/$50; 1:04
SUPER=213-Day 7/$40; 1:16
SUPER=213-Day 6/$0; 1:33
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=(register sound)


Steve Live
(I'll Call for board)
ESS#8701


Steve Tosses to break

E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-93
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


In less than a month Jim Gilmore will be sworn in as Virginia's new Governor.
He's already scoring diversity points.
Ellen Qualls reports on his latest round of cabinet and agency appointments.
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SOT
IN Q=We are sending
SUPER=@Gilmore; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :07
SUPER=07-Claude Allen; :17
SUPER=01-Shirley Ybarra/Trans. Secretary-Designee; :41
SUPER=01-Del. David Brickley/Conservation & Rec. Designee; 1:02
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:27
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=ELLEN QUALLS, RICHMOND.



(( sot

((GILMORE: WE ARE SENDING...TABLE.))
runs=:07


Jim Gilmore scored in several categories for those who count such things.
An African- American, deputy Attorney General Claude Allen follows his former boss to become Health and Human Resources Secretary.
sot 03:15:15

((CLAUDE ALLEN: WE HAVE QUITE A FEW CITIZENS IN THE COMMONWEALTH...LOOK FORWARD TO THE CHALLENGE.))
runs=:15


Deputy Transportation Secretary Shirly Ybarra rises a notch and keeps a Hispanic at the head of the Transportation Secretariat.
sot

((SHIRLEY YBARRA: AND I WANT TO THANK...THE PORTS.))
runs=:12


And DEMOCRATIC Delegate David Brickley of Prince William County agrees to head up the troubled Department of Conservation and Recreation... NOT a cabinet appointment, but one with larger meanings.
SOT 03:19:32

((DAVID BRICKLEY: IT'S WITH SOME GREAT HESITATION THAT I GIVE THAT UP...I'D LIKE TO LISTEN.))
RUNS=:19


Democrats may be appalled that he listened.
Brickley moving into the Gilmore administration moves him OUT of the House of Delegates.
IF his seat goes Republican in a special election, and two others remain Republican... that makes Bedford Independent Lacey Putney the man of the hour to help the two parties finally share some power.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Snowshoe-Death


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A lifeguard's life saving skills could not save a Virginia Tech student.
Police say 27- year- old Jia-Bin Chen, who is from Taiwan, is believed to have drowned at an indoor swimming pool at Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
This is the second death at Snowshoe within one week.
A nine- year- old Florida boy died after he apparently hit a tree while skiing on Thursday.

E-C'burg-Post-Office


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


A victory for supporters of the historic downtown Christiansburg post office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/November 4;


The Chamber of Commerce and local officials were notified Monday that the facility will remain open.
Supporters have been fighting to keep the post office open for a number of months.
They say the new facility, adjacent to the New River Valley Mall, was inconvenient for downtown business owners.
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SOT
IN Q=Travel

((GREG SCULL/CHRISTIANSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES.:TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN, IS PRIMARY, I THINK, THE TIME TO GO BACK AND FORTH, TO THE NEW FACILITY, THAT WILL DEFINITELY BE SAVED, JUST TIME IN PROCESSING MAIL. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Scull/Chamber of Commerce; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=processing mail.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Post office officials are still working out a number of key points-- including the type of services the downtown facility will provide.

S-Covington-Turf


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=none


And it's NOT the buildings, but the fields that are winning awards in Covington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington/File Tape;


The Sports Turf Managers Association says Covington has one of the best-manicured football fields in America.
Members cited Casey Field at Covington High School as the top high school field in the country.
The city's recreation director, Allen Dressler, will pick up the award next month in Orlando, Florida.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon



(I'll call for boards)
ESS#8799
ESS#8828
ESS#8829
ESS#4410



Double Boxes=SPA & KMC
(toss to Kimberly)


ok-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Nichols, terry


Lawyers for Terry Nichols return to the courtroom this morning in a bid to block yesterday's split verdict.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


After deliberating for 41 hours, over six days a Denver jury last night convicted Nichols of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the Oklahoma City bombing.
His defense contends there's an inherent conflict in those findings.
SUPER=@File; :12


Nichols could still get the death penalty.
The jury returns Monday for the sentencing phase of the trial.
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E-Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=brzonkala


A legal victory for the woman who says she was raped by two Virginia Tech football players.
A federal appeals court has breathed new life into her case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Former Hokies James Crawford and Tony Morrison were never found guilty of any criminal wrongdoing-- but the rape allegations landed them and the school in civil court.
Yesterday, the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Christy Brzonkala's case does have merit and sent it back to federal Judge Jackson Kiser in Roanoke.
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SOT 04:05:57
IN Q=Well Christy

((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: WELL CHRISTY BRZONKALA'S CASE IS ALIVE AND WELL. IT WILL GO TO TRIAL EVENTUALLY. THAT HER CLAIM AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH, THE COURT FOUND THAT THAT WAS A GOOD CLAIM, THAT SHE PLED IT CORRECTLY, THAT IT WAS BASED IN LAW. AND THE COURT SAID THAT THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT IS INDEED CONSTITUTIONAL.))
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=indeed constitutional.
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VO-NAT


Brzonkala's claim against the players that her alleged rape is a gender-based hate crime is the first test of the 19-94 "federal Violence Against Women Act" to make it out of appeals court.
Virginia Tech is being sued under Title Nine.
Brzonkala claims the school drove her to quit by NOT responding more effectively to her rape allegations when school officials learned of them.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Blacksburg attorney Joe Painter, who represents James Crawford, says he will ask for the full appeals court to take up the case.
Virginia Tech officials did NOT return our calls.
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If you'd like to read the full text of the court's decision, you can find it in the Web Watch section of the WDBJ-7 homepage.
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Shopping-Late


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping


Today is the last shopping day before Christmas.
And if you're among those waiting until the last minute to find that perfect gift, David Johnson shows us you're not alone.
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SOT
IN Q=Store managers say
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05
SUPER=01-LeSonya Bullard/Shopper; :13
SUPER=01-Joanne Walker-Harris/Shopper; :19
SUPER=01-Sandra Thompson/Shopper; :33
SUPER=01-David Thompson/Shopper; :45
SUPER=01-Dennis McAllister/Belk Manager; :57
SUPER=01-Deborah Funderburke/Goody's Manager; 1:06 QUICK!!!
SUPER=@David1
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=NEWS 7

(( STAND-UP/11:29:45 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO WITH CHRISTMAS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE OUT SHOPPING FOR THAT ONE ITEM THAT THEY'VE NOT YET FOUND. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
RUNS=:08))



Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


Ok, earlier I mentioned that it is believed by many Catholics that the 12 days of Christmas originated in the 15 hundreds as a way to teach kids bible stories without making their worship so obvious to the law and order of the time.
But when are the 12 days of Christmas? As much as the malls would like us to think about the shopping days before the big event, Christian religion believes that the 12 days are actually the days following the birth of Christ until the Epiphany on January 6th when the wise men showed up.
Right or wrong you probably won't here the song, or any of the crazy versions that are currently out, played too often after Christmas day.
For those of you who missed it I tried to find the gifts for days 12 through 7 in the Roanoke valley without much success.
ESS#8701

But I found some decent alternatives for a total cost of$105.00 and if you think some of my choices for the first half were a stretch...wait till you see the last half.
Please note that each of these supers lasts until the end of the register sound (about 2 seconds...you'll see what I mean)
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SOT
IN Q=Now the 5th
SUPER=213-Day 5/$250; :12
SUPER=213-Day 4/$20; :26
SUPER=213-Day 3/$10; :41
SUPER=213-Day 2/$3.50; :56
SUPER=213-Day 1/$25; 1:20
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Music ends


Steve Live
(I'll Call for board)
ESS#8702
ESS#8703



Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Steve Tosses to Mel



Holiday-Pets


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In this morning's health check,
Electric tree lights, tinsel, glass ornaments, candles and ribbons: all signs the holidays are here, but warning signs go along with Christmas decorations when it comes to our furry friends.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Animals like to chew cords and string-like substances--which can choke them.
Doctor Roberts says the best way to keep pets safe--is treat them like children.
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SOT 11:43:18
IN Q=Try and keep

((DR. KENT ROBERTS/VET:TRY AND KEEP PETS AWAY FROM THINGS THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS, SMALL TOYS, ORNAMENTS, PARTICULARLY PUPPIES,THEY'RE THE ONES THAT SEEM MOST LIKELY TO BE GETTING INTO TROUBLE, JUST LIKE SMALL CHILDREN TREAT THEM THE WAY YOU WOULD A SMALL CHILD KEEP THEM OUT OF TROUBLE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE))
SUPER=01-Dr. Kent Roberts/Veterinarian;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=all possible.
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VO-NAT


Doctor Roberts says the cold weather can also pose a threat to pets.
Automobile owners who want to change their own antifreeze should be careful...antifreeze smells and tastes sweet--but even small amounts can kill your pet if ingested.
And since a few minutes can often mean the difference between life and death in regards to poisonings--call the vet immediately if a pet does eat a poisonous substance.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP COMM

5-Salem-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#597-54
GRAPHIC=fire


A Salem Landmark will never be the same following a fire.
When fire fighters arrived at the old McVitty Carriage House yesterday they found smoke billowing from the roof.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Fire officials say the second floor of the building was renovated into an apartment.
One person was taken to Lewis Gale Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
His identity and condition are not being released yet.
There is no word as to what caused the blaze.
The carriage house is located near the Ridgewood Farms community.
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5-Arson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-49
GRAPHIC=arson


And in Lynchburg, a fire that left a family homeless may have been deliberately set.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The blaze at the College Hill apartments started in the kitchen, but investigators have ruled out the stove as a possible cause.
They're now interviewing witnesses and neighbors in hopes of finding a suspect.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:24:25
IN Q=All last week

((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: ALL LAST WEEK WE WERE AT THE SCENE, INVESTIGATING THAT FIRE. THROUGH A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION WE FIND THERE WAS NO ACCIDENTAL IGNITION SOURCE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE FIRE. THEREFORE WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THIS FIRE WAS INCENDIARY IN NATURE, THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING TO TRY TO DETERMINE WHAT PERSON OR PERSONS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE STARTING OF THIS FIRE.))
SUPER=01-John Jennings/Lynchburg Fire Marshal; :00
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=of this fire.
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VO-NAT


Firefighter Robert Ore was honored last week for saving three- year- old Tiana Hubbard from that fire.
Hubbard suffered burns during her escape, but has since been released from the hospital.
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unabomber


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=kaczynski


In Sacramento, a hearing was held yesterday to determine if lawyers for Ted Kaczynski can use mental illness as a defense.
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VO-NAT


His lawyers say tests show Kaczynski has an organic brain disorder that causes schizophrenia.
Prosecutors want to bar testimony on mental illness because Kaczynski has refused to undergo tests by GOVERNMENT experts.
Opening statements in the trial are scheduled for January fifth.
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E-Christmas-Cards


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=christmas


One Christiansburg woman is using her artistic talents to send some holiday joy to others this season.
Teresa Hamilton introduces us to Barbara Capps.
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SOT
IN Q=Barbara Capps
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=01-Barbara Capps/Artist; :18
SUPER=01-Dodie Simmons/Capps' Sister; :56 :
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:08
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Christiansburg.

(( Barbara Capps is one of the quietest people you'll meet.
She's also among the most talented.
Whether it's pastels or watercolors-- her works appear flawless.
She says the secret-- is a willingness to learn-- whether from other artists or the students she teaches.
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8:29:00
SOT
IN Q=Things change

((BARBARA CAPPS/ARTIST: THINGS CHANGE, NEW MATERIALS, NEW TECHNIQUES, SO YOU HAVE TO, YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH OTHER PEOPLE NOT JUST YOURSELF. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=just yourself.


This year-- Capps' daughter decided to share her mother's artwork by transforming her Santa creations into Christmas cards.
And, believe it or not, Capps is already thinking ahead to next year.
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SOT
IN Q=I'll be

((BARBARA CAPPS/ARTIST:I'LL BE DOING THE FANTASY SANTAS WITH THE FERRIES AND PROBABLY DO FOUR OF THEM. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=four of them.


Capps is also concentrating on other works of art-- including her Mythological Goddess collection.
Her sister, Dodi Simmons, says she first realized Barbara's talent in high school.
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SOT
IN Q=She did

((DODI SIMMONS/CAPPS' SISTER:SHE DID THE YEARBOOKS, SOME, A LOT OF THE ARTWORK IN THE YEARBOOKS, AND SOMETHING, LIKE POSTERS AND EVERYTHING, SHE ALWAYS MAKES IT SO SPECIAL. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=so special.


Each of Capps' pieces take about a week to complete.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg. ))

Wendell-Scott


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The first and only full-time black NASCAR driver now has a street named in his honor.
Wendell Scott was from Danville.
And now green signs saying "NASCAR Racing Legend" and Number 34, the number of Scott's car, mark the local road.
The signs were added yesterday along what used to be Keens Mill Road where the Scott family lives.
Scott died seven years ago.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
The Denver Nuggets scored a franchise-low seven points in the fourth quarter of their loss at Golden State.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Dallas/85/j/Cleveland/99////Charlotte/96/j/Boston/102///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/L.A. Clippers/89/j/Chicago/94////Indiana/79/j/San Antonio/91///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Portland/93//Sacramento/82///j/Minnesota/112//Seattle/103///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Golden State/87//Denver/75///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Kentucky/75//American/52////Arizona/79/j/Florida State/84///;
RUNS=:35
OC=...LAST GAME.

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