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7E-Bomb-Threat


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A phone call about a bomb threat in Richmond yesterday was answered with an arrest.
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The federal court building that houses the U-S district court for Richmond and the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals was evacuated yesterday afternoon.
The building was searched and NO bomb was found.
But a 26- year- old Richmond man was quickly arrested.
Police say the person who called in the threat told F-B-I agents to meet him with a payoff-- so they did, with handcuffs.
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7Goshen-Fire


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There aren't enough volunteer firefighters in Goshen to keep it in operation -- so the chief is calling for more.
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The Goshen Volunteer Fire Department blames current problems on aging firefighters and demanding job schedules making it harder for people to serve as volunteers.
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((MIKE JOLLY/CHIEF GOSHEN VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THE PROBLEM IS WE'VE GOT 18 PEOPLE ON OUR ROSTER BUT WE'VE ONLY GOT FIVE THAT ARE REALLY QUALIFIED AND IN DAYLIGHT HOURS WE GOT ONLY THREE FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO FIGHT FIRES.))
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The turnout following a call for help at a recent meeting has been steady and training classes for a few new volunteers have already gotten underway.
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75-Moonshine


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As authorities investigate Monday's Franklin County moonshine bust, the man who owns the land with the still on it continues to deny any knowledge of it.
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Jody Smith of Rocky Mount owns this land in Burnt Chimney -- where agents raided a high-tech moonshine still earlier this week.
The still was found underground -- in a cellar hidden underneath this garage.
Smith says he rented the garage to James Junior Dillon, known as Dick Dillon, but that he died around Christmas in a car wreck.
Agents say the still stopped producing around the time of Dillon's death, but someone had recently stacked enough grain and sugar to start the operation up again.
Authorities think the bootleggers fled just before the bust.
ABC agents say neighbors often pin moonshine stills on a dead person, so it's impossible to place charges.
James Junior Dillon was charged with bootlegging in 1994, but those charges were dismissed.
Authorities say a next- door- neighbor supplied electricity for the still-- but agents say he is disabled and was not part of the moonshine making.
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7S-Moscow-Students


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Students from Moscow and local teens are finding common ground in rural Montgomery County.
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Just ask teens at Auburn High School, where ten exchange students from Moscow are learning about American life.
Over the past couple of weeks the exchange students have toured Richmond and Williamsburg and even taken in a couple of college basketball games.
They've also developed close friendships with their host families.
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((OLESYA KLEIMENOVA/EXCHANGE STUDENT:I WAS REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT LIVING WITH PEOPLE I DIDN'T KNOW BUT NOW, IT'S YES, I'M HAVING FUN. MIRANDA BISHOP/AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE:WE HAVE THE SAME INTERESTS, WE LIKE MUSIC, WE LIKE TO GO SHOPPING, BASICALLY JUST GIRL STUFF. ))
SUPER=01-Olesya Kleimenova/Exchange Student; :00
SUPER=01-Miranda Bishop/Auburn High School Sophomore; :07
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Some of the Auburn students hope to convince the school board to allow them to visit their new friends-- in Moscow.
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7Weather


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Checking your Friday forecast, another partly cloudy day is in store...
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7BIRTHDAYS!2/14/98
Saturday:

SUPER=130-10/Kenny Dove/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-3/Andrew Boler/Fairfield;



SUPER=130-5/Alisha Myers/Woodlawn;



SUPER=130-1/Cory Ashworth/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-8/Andrew Joyce/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-3/Angelica Sylvester/Covington;



SUPER=130-18/Jason Garrett/Madison Heights;



SUPER=130-11/Maya Banks/Vinton;



SUPER=130-68/David Reynolds/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-14/Courtney Hamm/Rural Retreat;



SUPER=130-7/Sidra Johnson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-82/Grant Belcher/Floyd;


No Pictures:

SUPER=131-62/Frank Gravely/Salem;



SUPER=131-/Tony Hatchett/Snow Creek;



SUPER=131-/Dianne Reynolds/Truevine;



SUPER=131-/Lois Keatts/Snow Creek;



SUPER=131-94/Flora Jackson/Ivanhoe;



SUPER=131-13/Trevor Jennings/Galax;



(Anniversary)
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45s-Abed


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The attorneys defending the Abed family against charges of racketeering and using arson as intimidation-- say key evidence is missing from the prosecution's case.
At issue is a fire prosecutors charge was started by a molotov cocktail.
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Forensic expert Patrick McGinley, hired by the defense, says the bottle is "the most critical piece of evidence."
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A-T-F agents testified they could not find the bottle amid the debris of broken beer bottles in the backroom at the Corner Store.
McGinley also says it would have been a much more severe, damaging fire, if a molotov cocktail had been used.
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He speculated the fire was caused by faulty wiring in an electrical socket.

45E-Trump


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A Christiansburg man is behind bars for allegedly having sex with two 14- year- old girls.
60- year- old Earl Boyd Trump was arrested Wednesday by Christiansburg police.
He's charged with 16- felony and 13 misdemeanors in connection with the alleged incidents which police say occurred nearly three years ago.


45S-Talking-Buses


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If you've ridden a Lynchburg bus lately, you've probably noticed a few modern features.
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NINE city buses are now equipped with a semi- automatic voice annunciator system.
At the touch of a button, a driver can announce key stops on the route for passengers on the bus and those waiting outside.
Visually impaired riders say the new system is a great idea.
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((RICHARD PATTERSON/NAT'L FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND: THE SIGNS ARE NOT THAT CLEAR AND IF YOU'RE BLIND, YOU CAN'T SEE THEM ANYWAY. AND I'M VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND I HAVE A LITTLE SIGHT IN ONE EYE. AT NIGHT TIME IT'S REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE YOU'LL KNOW WHERE YOU'RE AT AND YOU KNOW WHEN TO GET OFF AND THE SPEAKERS JUST WORK WONDERS.))
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The system also increases safety, by allowing bus drivers to concentrate on the road more.
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((DON RICHIE/GLTC TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: THE PUBLIC, THEY WERE SOMEWHAT SURPRISED TO GET ON THE BUS AND THE BUS DID TALK. BUS OPERATORS, THEY WERE REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE, LIKE I SAID, IT TOOK SOME WORK OFF OF THEM.))
SUPER=01-Don Richie/GLTC Transportation Director; :00
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Richie says as buses in the city's fleet are replaced, more voice systems will be added.
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45Speed-Limit


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Legislators are close to letting motorists pick up some speed.
The House Transportation Committee yesterday sent a bill to the House floor that would raise the maximum speed to 70 miles per hour on major roads like interstate highways.
Supporters say many motorists already drive that fast.
But insurance lobbyists opposed the higher speed.
They said raising the limit will increase traffic deaths.

45Sex-Ed


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The House and Senate Education committees have made mandatory sex ed courses in state closer to becoming a reality.
Yesterday the committees advanced bills to reverse the State Board of Education's decision last year to make sex education a local option.
But Governor Gilmore opposes the measures.
Supporters of the mandate say sex education has helped lower teen pregnancy and abortion rates.
The bills would allow parents who object to sex education to remove their children from the program.

45weather


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There is one school announcement this morning--
Mount Rogers School ONLY in Grayson county is on a two- hour delay today.
Turning our focus now to weather--
Friday the 13th is shaping up to be a variably cloudy day with highs in the mid 40s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with lows in the lower 30s.
The weekend outlook includes lots of sunshine...
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8E-Bomb-Threat


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He wanted cash-- but a Richmond man got HANDCUFFS instead.
That, after a bomb threat was phoned in at a federal building.
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The federal court building that houses the U-S district court for Richmond and the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals was evacuated yesterday afternoon.
The building was searched and NO bomb was found.
Police say the person who called in the threat told F-B-I agents to meet him with a payoff-- so they did, with handcuffs.
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8Gilmore


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It's back to the campaign trail for Governor Gilmore-- sort of.
He'll be travelling today, in hopes of gaining voter support for his plan to cut the car tax.
Democrats in the General Assembly have been pressing for another kind of tax relief, such as a cut in the grocery tax.
They point to the estimated 493 million dollars Gilmore's proposal will cost over the first two years.
Gilmore was elected largely on the car tax pledge.
He said Virginians have spoken -- but some legislators weren't listening.

8S-Dead-Bills


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Meantime, with the car tax issue in the front SEAT-- state lawmakers have decided to put the BRAKES on some other bills.
There will be no decision on a state song this session, legislators are appointing a commission to take up potential songs.
A bill that would allow you to take telemarketers to court if they kept calling your house has been carried over to next year.
Decisions on a state reptile and a state soil have been put off this year.
The turtle bill had a setback when it was learned that the box turtle was also known as the "Carolina" box turtle.

8Goshen-Fire


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More workers are badly needed at the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department--
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The department blames current problems on aging firefighters and demanding job schedules making it harder for people to serve as volunteers.
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((MIKE JOLLY/CHIEF GOSHEN VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THE PROBLEM IS WE'VE GOT 18 PEOPLE ON OUR ROSTER BUT WE'VE ONLY GOT FIVE THAT ARE REALLY QUALIFIED AND IN DAYLIGHT HOURS WE GOT ONLY THREE FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO FIGHT FIRES.))
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The turnout following a call for help at a recent meeting has been steady and training classes for a few new volunteers have already gotten underway.
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8E-Trump


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A 60- year- old Christiansburg man was arrested for allegedly having sex with two 14- year- old girls.
Earl Boyd Trump was apprehended on Wednesday by Christiansburg police.
He's charged with 16- felony and 13 misdemeanors in connection with the alleged incidents which police say occurred nearly three years ago.


8Sex-Ed


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Virginia's public school students may someday HAVE to attend a sex education class.
The House and Senate Education committees advanced bills yesterday to reverse the State Board of Education's decision last year to make sex education a LOCAL option.
But Governor Gilmore opposes the measures.
Supporters of the mandate say sex education has helped lower teen pregnancy and abortion rates.
The bills would allow parents who object to sex education to remove their children from the program.

8weather


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Despite the overall pleasant weather, there is one school delay this morning.
Mount Rogers School ONLY in Grayson County will be operating two hours late.
Time now to look at the forecast for today--
A mixture of clouds and sunshine, with high temperatures in the mid 40s.
Tonight will turn mostly cloudy, with lows dropping into the lower 30s.
The Valentine's Day outlook is partly sunny and slightly warmer...
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