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E-Henson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-97
GRAPHIC=Henson


One community is dealing with racial concerns surrounding the public dispute between E.C. Glass Head Football Coach Bo Henson and school officials.
Yesterday, school administrators tried to put the issue behind them.
Joe Dashiell reports from Lynchburg.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=E.C. Glass Principal
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal; :13
SUPER=10-Bo Henson/Former E.C. Glass Head Coach/Tuesday; :48
SUPER=@JOE2; 1:10
SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg City Council; 1:23
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Lynchburg


((E.C. Glass Principal Susan Morrison says the school values each individual and the diversity of the student population.
At a news conference, she denied the suggestion that racial issues played a role in the decision to find a new football coach.
SOT
IN Q=I did not make

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: I DID NOT MAKE THOSE STATEMENTS. THIS SCHOOL HAS WONDERFUL STUDENTS AND I VALUE THOSE STUDENTS. IT IS PART OF A COMMUNITY THAT VALUES THIS SCHOOL AND THE IMPACT OF THESE ALLEGATIONS ON STUDENTS IN THIS HIGH SCHOOL, ON THE VISION THAT WE HAVE FOR THESE STUDENTS IN THIS HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN AFFECTED.))
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=has been affected.


Bo Henson has coached the Hilltoppers for 19 seasons. His accomplishments include a state championship and coach of the year honors.
But last year the team was forced to forfeit three games for using an ineligible player.
SOT
IN Q=The only reason given

((BO HENSON/E.C. GLASS FOOTBALL COACH: THE ONLY REASON GIVEN IS I WANT THE PROGRAM TO GO IN A NEW DIRECTION. FOOTBALL PLAYERS FATHERING BABIES. WE NEED MORE WHITES ON THE TEAM. WE NEED MORE WHITES IN THE STANDS. YOU KNOW I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIS. AND THESE WERE THE THREE BASIC PROBLEMS THAT EVIDENTLY SOMEONE HAS.))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=evidently someone has.


School officials said they hope the news conference will help them put racial concerns behind them.
But afterwards, city council member Ed Barksdale said he still wonders where the truth lies.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 07:34:36
IN Q=What do you think

((WHAT DO YOU THINK WE NEED TO DO TO PUT THIS BEHIND US? GET TO THE TRUTH, AND ONCE WE GET TO THE TRUTH THEN I THINK PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=people will understand.


Even as school officials look for new leadership for the football program, they must work with Bo Henson.
He remains on the staff as a social studies teachers, and officials say those responsibilities will remain the same.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Lynchburg))

5-Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-52
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A jury will get to hear evidence next month in the case of the burning and beheading a black man in Grayson County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


The trial for Emmett Cressell Junior is set to begin next month.
He's charged with burning and later beheading Garnett "G-P" Johnson at a summer drinking party.
Witnesses have said race was the motive.
Yesterday morning-- his attorneys asked the judge to limit the number of photographs.
They say many of those photos are gruesome.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=As we

((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:AS WE SAY IN THE LEGAL PARLANCE, THE PREJUDICIAL VALUE OUTWEIGHS IT'S PROBATIVE VALUE, SO WE DON'T WANT THE JURY UNDULY PREJUDICED AGAINST OUR MAN.))
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=our man.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Because of immense publicity-- the judge says he expects to call anywhere from 40 to 80 potential jurors.
An April trial date has been set for Cressell's co-defendant-- (Lew-EE) Louis Ceparano.
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CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


One of the central figures in the White House sex scandal is speaking out for the first time.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Former White House aid Linda Tripp issued a statement this morning.
In it, she says she overheard an early morning phone conversation between former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Yesterday;


It was Tripp who secretly recorded Lewinsky talking about her alleged affair with the president.
Meantime, it's proving difficult for Lewinsky's lawyer to win immunity for her in exchange for testifying for Whitewater prosecutors.
William Ginsburg says after negotiations broke down yesterday he's now preparing Lewinsky's defense against possible charges.
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BABY


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


A baby girl stolen from a Kansas City, Missouri hospital Wednesday night was found safe and sound last night in St. Louis.
And authorities have arrested a 30- year- old man and an 18- year- old woman on kidnapping charges.
Here's how authorities say the incident happened:
The mother was lying in a hospital bed with her newborn when a young woman walked into her room and began to talk to her about a drawing for free baby clothes.
When the mother fell asleep, the woman abducted the infant.

1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
Maryland had a devil of a time trying to beat Duke.
Roy Stanley has the college hoops action.
Good Morning Roy.
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SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=on Mornin.



ANCHOR=Melanie
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One-Steve


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


Microwave
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SUPER=13-David Maas/Ring Master;
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S-Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Education


What once seemed impossible in Virginia may become law this year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount, NC/File Tape;


Charter school success stories in 16 states may have pushed Virginia's General Assembly over a hump.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A Senate committee that narrowly defeated charter schools last year gave the concept a 12 to 3 endorsement yesterday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 11:33:31
IN Q=I do no

((SEN. STANLEY WALKER: I DO NOT HAVE THE FEARS THAT I USED TO HAVE. THEY'VE PROVEN TO ME THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND TRY THIS OUT.))
SOT TAPE ONE 11:39:05

((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: IN THE PAST, I'VE BEEN VERY LEERY OF CHARTER SCHOOLS. BUT I HAVE EVOLVED IN THIS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Stanley Walker/(D) Norfolk; :08
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in this.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The committee's turnaround is in part because five members toured some charter schools in Boston last year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 11:37:39
IN Q=Three schools

((THREE SCHOOLS IN A ROW SHOWED ENORMOUS TEST RESULTS. BUT THE LAST ONE, WHICH WAS A PUBLIC SCHOOL WITH AN INNOVATIVE PRINCIPAL WHO HAD TURNED THIS WHOLE SITUATION AROUND FOR THOSE KIDS' LIVES. AND IF YOU GO AHEAD AND YOU VOTE THIS DOWN, YOU'RE NOT HURTING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BUT YOU ARE HURTING THOSE KIDS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=those kids.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The bill still has its detractors.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 11:40:54
IN Q=We have

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: WE HAVE GOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. AND I DON'T WANT TO TAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL MONEY AND GIVE THEM TO A PRIVATE CHARTER SCHOOL -- WHICH IS IN EFFECT IS WHAT THIS BILL WOULD DO.))
SUPER=@Edwards;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=would do.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If a similar charter school bill gets out of the House Education Committee, the idea is likely to finally succeed in the full chambers.
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E-Trigon


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Trigon


The ongoing health-care saga between Trigon and three area hospitals got a little more complicated yesterday.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem announced it will remain a member of Trigon's Participating Hospital Agreement.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


That is NOT the same as Trigon's Preferred Provider network.
Lewis-Gale and two other hospitals -- Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community -- will be dropped from that preferred network this Sunday. pre pro
But -- people on the Virginia state payroll will be able to use all three hospitals through June 30th this year. pre pro
And state employees will be able to keep using Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community until June of 19-99.
After that, all subscribers will have to use Carilion hospitals -- even if they don't live near one.
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SOT 13:06:18
IN Q=WHAT I'M

((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D)-BLACKSBURG: WHAT I'M CONCERNED WITH IS THE WAY THAT ALL THE HEALTH PLANS ARE SET UP NOW, IT SEEMS ABSURD TO ME THAT CONSTITUENTS NEED TO DRIVE BY ONE HOSPITAL TO BE SERVED BY ANOTHER HOSPITAL. ))
SUPER=@Shuler;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=another hospital
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Shuler and another local lawmaker, Salem's Morgan Griffith have introduced bills to let consumers pick the hospitals where they get treated.
Both bills face a tough road through the General Assembly.

VA-Jobless


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


Officials credit a strong economy for the state's low jobless rates.
Virginia's jobless rate dropped to three-point-one percent in December.
That helped give the state its lowest annual unemployment in eight years.
The preliminary average jobless rate for 19-97 was four percent, the lowest since 19-89.
The usual increase in jobs during the holiday season also helped boost the December figure.
Some localities reported December jobless rates as low as one-and-a-half percent or below.
That's almost a labor shortage.

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke ;
SUPER=13-Ray Lewis/"Cuz";
SUPER=11-Roanoke ;




Double Boxes=KMC & SPA/M-Wave
(toss to Kimberly)


Intern-CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


Some new developments this morning in the White House sex Scandal.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Former White House aid Linda Tripp issued a statement this morning.
In it, she says she overheard an early morning phone conversation between former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Yesterday;


It was Tripp who secretly recorded Lewinsky talking about her alleged affair with the president.
Meantime, it's proving difficult for Lewinsky's lawyer to win immunity for her in exchange for testifying for Whitewater prosecutors.
William Ginsburg says after negotiations broke down yesterday he's now preparing Lewinsky's defense against possible charges.
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ABORTION


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Alabama authorities have more clues in their investigation of yesterday's deadly abortion clinic explosion.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL;

4:08:49
"The Birmingham News" reports a witness saw a man fleeing the scene take off a wig.
Police aren't confirming the report, but say they're questioning a number of witnesses.
The blast killed an off-duty police officer working as a security guard and critically injured a counselor.
(----------------)




Henson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-97)
GRAPHIC=Henson


School administrators are having their say after former E.C. Glass Head Football Coach Bo Henson spoke out against the school earlier this week.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


Bo Henson coached the Hilltoppers for 19 seasons before being relieved of his duties.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The only reason given

((BO HENSON/E.C. GLASS FOOTBALL COACH: THE ONLY REASON GIVEN IS I WANT THE PROGRAM TO GO IN A NEW DIRECTION. FOOTBALL PLAYERS FATHERING BABIES. WE NEED MORE WHITES ON THE TEAM. WE NEED MORE WHITES IN THE STANDS.))
SUPER=10-Bo Henson/Former E.C. Glass Head Coach/Tuesday;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in the stands.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


E.C. Glass Principal Susan Morrison says the school has felt the effects of Henson's statements, which she insists are untrue.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I had a student

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: I HAD A STUDENT WALK UP TO ME AND SAY MRS. MORRISON, ARE YOU A RACIST. AND I LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID TALK TO ME ABOUT MY INTERACTION WITH YOU OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, TELL ME HOW WE TALK TO EACH OTHER AND WHAT WE TALK ABOUT AND HOW WE INTERACT AND THEN YOU ANSWER THAT QUESTION. AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID THANK YOU AND WALKED AWAY.))
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=and walked away.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


School officials said they hope the news conference will help put racial concerns behind them.
Henson remains on the staff as a social studies teachers, and officials say those responsibilities will remain the same.
(----------------)



E-State-Song


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=State Song


Songwriter Jimmy Dean is stepping up to the plate with a proposal for a new state song.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT singing
IN Q=Virginia

((VIRGINIA, DEAR OLD VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=03-Richmond;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=old Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Donna Dean says she wrote the lyrics when she had a migraine headache.
Now the sausage and country music duo want it to be the new state song.
(/////SOT/////)
NAT SOT more singing
IN Q=

((WHEN THE SUN SETS ON THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY--))
SOT 10:41:23

((JIMMY DEAN: TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH IT'D BE A GREAT EGO TRIP. IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL FOR MY GREAT GRAND-KIDS TO SAY HEY DID YOU KNOW THAT MY GREAT GRAND-DADDY WROTE THE STATE SONG OF VIRGINIA. IF THAT WOULDN'T BE A KICK IN THE HEAD I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD.))
SUPER=07-Jimmy Dean; :09
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=what would.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The song is called "Virginia."
It's just one of many that lawmakers are lining up to support after retiring "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" last year.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Among the other aspiring songwriters hoping to get noticed by the General Assembly: a pair of prisoners at (POW-a-tan) Powhatan Correctional Center.

Robertson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Robertson, Pat


Pat Robertson is trying to get a defamation lawsuit dismissed.
The two suing him are former professors at Regent University founded by Robertson.
A magistrate already ruled that Robertson can't claim First Amendment free speech protection for a letter in which Robertson compared the professors to suicide cult leader Jim Jones.

3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
Two local hoops teams defended their home turf yesterday.
Roy Stanley has highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=1:59
OUT Q=day everybody.



ANCHOR=Melanie
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4
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Three-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-David Maas/Ring Master;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(toss to Melanie)


E-Mammograms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health check


In this morning's health check,
The government is agreeing with National Cancer Society guidelines for younger women to get annual mammograms.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Health care providers are trying to get the word out to women age 40 and older, they may be eligible for mammograms through Medicare coverage.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:29:00
IN Q=It's very important

((DR. JOEL SHAPIRO/BEDFORD MEMORIAL RADIOLOGIST:IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR EVERYBODY TO GET A MAMMOGRAM EVERY YEAR AND WITH MEDICARE ONLY PAYING FOR IT EVERY OTHER YEAR UP UNTIL JANUARY 1ST. THERE WERE A LOT OF WOMEN WHO DIDN'T COME BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T AFFORD IT OR THEY THOUGH IT WASN'T NECESSARY BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WASN'T PAYING FOR IT EVERY YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joel Shapiro/Bedford Memorial Radiologist;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=every year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Prior law provided coverage of annual screenings for women age 50 to 64 and high risk age 40 to 49.
The new law also waives the deductible for medicare patients for both screenings and diagnostic mammograms.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE
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BUMP COMM

E-Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A court date has been set for next month for one of two men charged with brutal murder of a black man in Grayson County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


Attorneys for Emmett Cressell Junior expect their client's murder trial to begin as scheduled.
He's accused of killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson at a drinking party last summer.
Yesterday morning-- Cressell's attorneys were in court working out some last minute details.
The defense has asked the judge to limit the number of photos shown to the jury and to exclude portions of the autopsy.
The judge has NOT made a decision yet.
But he did agree to let Cressell face the jury in street clothes and conceal his security devices.
(/////SOT/////)

3:11:23
SOT
IN Q=You don't

((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:YOU DON'T WANT THE SEED PLANTED IN ANY JURORS MIND THAT YOUR CLIENT IS INCARCERATED BECAUSE GENERALLY SPEAKING PEOPLE THINK PEOPLE ARE LOCKED UP FOR A REASON--WE WANT AN UNBIASED JURY POOL TO SEE MR. CRESSELL AS A HUMAN BEING AND GIVE HIM A FAIR TRIAL. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=fair trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Witnesses say the crime was racially motivated.
Cressell's attorneys aren't certain whether he'll testify.
An April court date has been set for Cressell's co-defendant-- (Lew-EE) Louis Ceparano.
(----------------)


5-Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-57
GRAPHIC=session 98


Charter schools are getting some approval in Virginia's General Assembly.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A charter bill sailed out of a Senate committee yesterday on a 12-to-3 vote.
Last year's strongest opponent chided Richmond's school board for opposing the idea THIS year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 11:12:50
IN Q=

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: WE WERE HANDED A LIST OF SCHOOLS AND HOW WELL THEY WERE DOING IN THE SIXTH GRADE LITERACY PASSPORT TESTS. YOUR CITY HAD A 42 OR 44 PERCENT. ONE OF THE LOWEST IN THE STATE. SO ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS KEEP VOTING NO AND KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND WE WON'T BOTHER YA.))
SOT TAPE ONE 11:13:24
IN Q=We need

((MELVIN LAWS/RICHMOND SCHOOL BOARD: WE NEED SMALLER CLASSES. GIVE US SMALLER CLASSES AND WE CAN SUCCEED AND WE CAN GET THOSE TEST SCORES UP. THAT'S ALL WE NEED!))
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield;
SUPER=01-Melvin Laws/Richmond School Board; :20
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=all we need!
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Roanoke Senator John Edwards was one of just three opponents this year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TAPE ONE 11:39:53
IN Q=But I still have

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: BUT I STILL HAVE GRAVE CONCERNS. AND MY GRAVE CONCERN HAS TO DO WITH THE QUESTION OF ACCOUNTABILITY.))
SUPER=@Edwards;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=accountability.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount, NC/File Tape;


The bill that got the green light yesterday still faces the full Senate and House.
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E-Disaster-Relief


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=chu
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


The clock is ticking for those in need of aid after a devastating fire in Danville.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/November 1997;


The Cabin Lake Apartments went up in flames on Thanksgiving Day.
250-people were left without a place to live.
The Small Business Administration is making loans available to those victims so they can replace personal belongings.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

FULLSCREEN PINNACLE PAGE
Individuals can apply for low interest loans up to 40-thousand dollars.
For more information you can call 1-800-659-2955.
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Gilmore-Tobacco


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


Governor Gilmore wants to crack down on retailers who sell tobacco to minors.
Anti-smoking activists say the one-million dollar plan he sent to the federal government lacks mandatory licenses for tobacco vendors.
Supporters of licensing say it allows the state to know exactly how many places sell cigarettes -- plus the government could pull the plug on retailer who make illegal cigarette sales.
A Gilmore spokesman said the governor is studying the idea.

5-Halifax-Jailers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=chu
TAPE#598-5
GRAPHIC=none


Three Halifax County jailers accused of abusing inmates will not face federal charges.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Sheriff Jeff Oakes received a letter from the U-S Department of Justice stating the case should be closed.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Last July, three jailers resigned after female inmates accused them of physical and sexual abuse.
With no federal charges pending, the Commonwealth's Attorney must now decide if any local charges should be filed.
(----------------)


4-Scores


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


In sports,
The top-ranked Blue Devils crushed the 23rd-ranked Maryland Terrapins.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
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SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Belmont/67//Radford/56///j/Lynchburg/76//E.

Mennonite/75//Overtime/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Duke#1/86//Maryland#23/59///j/Utah#3/62//Texas-El Paso/56///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Purdue#10/89//Michigan#19/82///j/New Mexico#14/72//BYU/54///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati#18/67//Louisville/61////Rhode
Island#21/57/j/Massachusetts/74///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Milwaukee/115//New

York/112//Overtime//Philadelphia/99/j/Atlanta/109//Overtime/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Orlando/95//Houston/88///j/Toronto/84//Denver/80///;
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=......last score."
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Local-Recap
SUPER=#4059;Local Recap
2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Melanie


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


In Lynchburg, officials at E.C. Glass High School denied the suggestion that racial issues played a role in the decision to find a new football coach.
Veteran coach Bo Henson was relieved of his coaching duties last year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Kimberly


A jury will hear evidence next month in the brutal murder of a black man in Grayson County.
Emmett Cressell Junior is charged with burning and later beheading Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Charter school success stories in 16 states may have sold Virginia's General Assembly on the idea.
A Senate committee that narrowly defeated charter schools last year gave the concept a 12 to 3 endorsement.
The bill still needs full House and Senate approval.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
2 shot=Mel/Kmc
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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Promo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


You might consider a cave as a good winter- time hangout just for bears and bats...
But PEOPLE can also enjoy walking through Salem's Dixie Caverns all year round.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The caverns stay pretty comfortable, at around 50 degrees.
Dixie Caverns first opened to the public 75 years ago, but its owner says it's a local tourist attraction that's sometimes overlooked by its neighbors.
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((CONNIE HAUSMAN/DIXIE CAVERNS OWNER: WHEN THEY HAVE VISITORS COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN, THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, OR THE CHILDREN ARE BORED TO DEATH AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, AND THAT'S WHEN THEY KIND OF THINK OF PLACES TO GO AROUND THE AREA AND THAT'S WHEN DIXIE CAVERNS KINS OF COMES UP TO THE FRONT. ))
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WEEKEND MORNING GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN
If you think Dixie Caverns sounds like a fun place to spend YOUR "Time Off", be sure to tune in tomorrow for News 7 Saturday morning for a walk- through the caverns-- and maybe a bit of a science lesson, too.
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