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7E-Operation-Rescue


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Three anti-abortion activists who led a protest at E-C Glass High School last fall will pay for trespassing with jail time.
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Operation Rescue director Flip Benham brought more than one hundred Liberty University students to the campus November 10th.
School officials say the group refused to leave and some demonstrators accosted students INSIDE the high school.
E-C Glass sophomore Lauren Alexander was one of those students who was approached. She agreed with yesterday's verdict.
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IN Q=I wasn't

((LAUREN ALEXANDER/E.C. GLASS STUDENT: I WASN'T NECESSARILY THINKING IT WAS GOING TO BE AS HARSH AS IT WAS, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS FAIR AS FAR AS WHEN THEY ASKED THEM TO LEAVE AND THEY DIDN'T. I GUESS THAT'S THE LAWFUL WAY TO HANDLE IT.))
SUPER=01-Lauren Alexander/E.C. Glass Student;
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But defense attorneys say they'll appeal.
They can't believe this case was prosecuted at the circuit court level.
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IN Q=I've never seen

((BRUCE GREEN/OPERATION RESCUE ATTORNEY: I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A HEAVY- HANDED TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A MISDEMEANOR TRESPASS OFFENSE. IT'S MOST UNUSUAL.)) ((FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: I CAN GUARANTEE THAT THEY DON'T DO THAT FOR DRUG ABUSERS, THIEVES, ANYTHING ELSE. BUT APPARENTLY WHAT MR. REYES DID WAS BRING THE GOSPEL IN AND RAPIDLY THAT IS BECOMING THE MOST DANGEROUS THING IN THIS COUNTRY TO DO AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH OUR COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Green/Operation Rescue Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Flip Benham/Operation Rescue Director; :15
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All three defendants remain free on bond.
They have 60 days to file an appeal.
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7Byrd-Arrest


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A Roanoke County high school student who kicked a classmate has been released from the detention center.
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16-year-old Joseph Grissom was released without bond yesterday.
Police locked him up in a Lynchburg detention facility on assault and battery charges, because he kicked fellow student Nikki McClure Friday.
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((JOSEPH GRISSOM: IT'S BEEN PRETTY CRAZY. I GUESS, I MEAN I WAS IN THERE ALL BY MYSELF AND EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=07-Joseph Grissom;
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Meanwhile the girl he kicked says Grissom does NOT deserve these charges.
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((NIKKI MCCLURE: IT IS UNREASONABLE. HE DIDN'T EVEN KICK ME. IT WAS LIKE A LITTLE TAP. THE ONLY REASON IT HURT WAS BECAUSE I'D ALREADY BEEN HURT IN GYM. IT'S JUST DUMB. THEY EVEN PRESSED CHARGES AGAINST HIM AND BROUGHT HIM IN A PLACE LIKE THEY DID.))
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Grissom's trial is scheduled for March fifth.
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7L'burg-Speech


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The city of Lynchburg has prospered over the past year and city council Republicans are taking much of the credit.
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Mayor Jim Whitaker delivered his annual "state of the city" speech last night before a packed city council chambers.
In what many considered to be a highly partisan speech, Whitaker thanked local and state Republicans for getting things done.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: NOW THAT OUR AREA LEGISLATORS, THE STATE ADMINISTRATION AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP, IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN A SIMILAR CITY COUNCIL MAJORITY SO AS TO CONTINUE OUR GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH RICHMOND.))
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The three Independent- slash- Democrats on council say they were surprised by the tone of the mayor's speech, but noted this IS an election year.
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7Weather


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Checking your mid-week forecast, a mostly cloudy day is in store for today with a chance of morning showers...
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Thursday:

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SUPER=130-8/Jessica Campbell/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-5/Asa Dunnavant/Lexington;



SUPER=130-/Joyce Flowers/Goodview;



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SUPER=130-81/Lucy Cole/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-7/Melissa Nicholson/Millboro;



SUPER=130-5/Colleen French/New Castle;



SUPER=130-8/Hannah Jennings/Forest;



SUPER=130-2/Kimberly Butler/Roanoke; (Dressed in a Bunny Suit!)


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SUPER=131-17/Mark Holley/Bassett;



SUPER=131-42/Robert Lee/Rocky Mount;



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(Anniversary)
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Movie Review 2/20 The first act of Inherit the Wind is basically a set up for act 2 in which 2 powerful men argue one of the more historically divisive questions in court. Which is true, evolution or creationism. Although the play is based on the famous Tennessee Scopes "monkey" trial, it is a fictionalized account.
Mill Mountain Theater has 2 excellent actors in the roles of antagonists Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond. Wayne Ballentyne is the highly religious Brady, a revered orator and statesman. Drummond is an admitted agnostic, a feared defense attorney seen by many as the devil himself. Drummond and his client Bertram Cates, played by John Holley, a young teacher who had the temerity to teach Darwin's Origin of the Species in his classroom take on not only brady, but the entire town. The courtroom scene is powerful and compelling. "Inherit the Wind" is directed by Jere Lee Hodgin and continues through March 8 at the Mill Mountain Theater. cutopen
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45E-Jail-Fire


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Inmates at the Danville jail are back in their cells this morning following a fire.
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It started shortly after six in the jail's laundry room.
Cleaning rags apparently caught fire in a dryer.
The flames spread through the building's duct work.
Fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly, but heavy smoke forced deputies to evacuate almost 80 prisoners.
Several female inmates were moved to the courthouse.
About 70 males were taken to the outside recreational area located on the jail's roof.
The inmates were returned to their cells once the smoke cleared.
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45E-Operation-Rescue


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An anti abortion rally outside a Lynchburg High school has led to trespassing convictions and jail time.
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Operation Rescue director Flip Benham brought more than one hundred Liberty University students to the campus November 10th.
School officials say the group refused to leave and some demonstrators accosted students INSIDE the high school.
E-C Glass sophomore Lauren Alexander was one of those students who was approached.
She agreed with yesterday's verdict.
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((LAUREN ALEXANDER/E.C. GLASS STUDENT: I WASN'T NECESSARILY THINKING IT WAS GOING TO BE AS HARSH AS IT WAS, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS FAIR AS FAR AS WHEN THEY ASKED THEM TO LEAVE AND THEY DIDN'T. I GUESS THAT'S THE LAWFUL WAY TO HANDLE IT.))
SUPER=01-Lauren Alexander/E.C. Glass Student;
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OUT Q=to handle it.
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But defense attorneys say they'll appeal.
They can't believe this case was prosecuted at the circuit court level.
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SOT 7:33:14
IN Q=I've never seen

((BRUCE GREEN/OPERATION RESCUE ATTORNEY: I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A HEAVY- HANDED TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A MISDEMEANOR TRESPASS OFFENSE. IT'S MOST UNUSUAL.)) ((FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: I CAN GUARANTEE THAT THEY DON'T DO THAT FOR DRUG ABUSERS, THIEVES, ANYTHING ELSE. BUT APPARENTLY WHAT MR. REYES DID WAS BRING THE GOSPEL IN AND RAPIDLY THAT IS BECOMING THE MOST DANGEROUS THING IN THIS COUNTRY TO DO AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH OUR COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Green/Operation Rescue Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Flip Benham/Operation Rescue Director; :15
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OUT Q=with our country.
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All three defendants remain free on bond.
They have 60 days to file an appeal.
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45E-Abortion-Bills


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Meantime, anti-abortion forces won two victories last night in the General Assembly.
The House of Delegates approved a ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
A similar measure already passed the Senate and is favored by the Governor.
Last night, the House also passed a bill to impose a 24- hour waiting period on women seeking an abortion.
The bill's supporters cited women who say they regretted having abortions.
Opponents call the bill an insult to women's intelligence.

45E-Meadowbrook-Nursing


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No more medicare and medicaid reimbursements for one Montgomery County nursing home.
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SUPER=03-Shawsville/Last Week;


Federal officials say the Meadowbrook nursing home in Shawsville lost its eligibility Sunday after it failed a third series of tests.
"Quality of care" is one area of concern.
The long term care facility has 93 patients-- 70 are covered by Medicaid or Medicare.
A nursing home official last week said the facility plans to work with a management team to help correct the situation.
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45weather


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Yesterday's heavy rain has caused one school delay this morning.
Augusta county schools will operate one hour late today.
Expect a few more showers this morning, otherwise, mostly cloudy.
Highs very mild, in the upper 50s.
Partly cloudy skies overnight, with lows in the mid 40s.
The extended forecast is calling for...
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8Abed


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After more than a month, the trial of Roanoke's alleged Abed crime family could wrap up soon.
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Another Abed family member took the stand yesterday as one of the defense's final witnesses.
Nancy Abed Khatib's ex-husband testified for the prosecution, claiming his cousin hired somebody to poison the food buffet at Khatib's Brown Derby restaurant.
She says he was just trying to get back at the family for interfering with his marriage.
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((WHAT HAPPENED WAS THAT MY HUSBAND AND I, SINCE WE GOT MARRIED, WE NEVER GET ALONG.))
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The jury could get the case by tomorrow.

8Byrd-Arrest


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After being arrested and placed in a juvenile detention facility, a Roanoke County high school student is back home.
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16-year-old Joseph Grissom was released without bond yesterday.
Police locked him up in a Lynchburg detention facility on assault and battery charges, because he kicked fellow student Nikki McClure Friday.
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SOT 14:10:45
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((JOSEPH GRISSOM: IT'S BEEN PRETTY CRAZY. I GUESS, I MEAN I WAS IN THERE ALL BY MYSELF AND EVERYTHING.))
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Meanwhile the girl he kicked says Grissom does NOT deserve these charges.
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((NIKKI MCCLURE: IT IS UNREASONABLE. HE DIDN'T EVEN KICK ME. IT WAS LIKE A LITTLE TAP. THE ONLY REASON IT HURT WAS BECAUSE I'D ALREADY BEEN HURT IN GYM. IT'S JUST DUMB. THEY EVEN PRESSED CHARGES AGAINST HIM AND BROUGHT HIM IN A PLACE LIKE THEY DID.))
SUPER=07-Nikki McClure
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Authorities say they tried to contact the boy's parents before taking him to a juvenile facility, but were unable to reach them.
Grissom's trial is scheduled for March fifth.
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8L'burg-Speech


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Republicans are getting some high praise in the Hill City--
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Lynchburg Mayor Jim Whitaker delivered his annual "state of the city" speech last night before a packed city council chambers.
In what many considered to be a highly partisan speech, Whitaker thanked local and state Republicans for getting things done.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: NOW THAT OUR AREA LEGISLATORS, THE STATE ADMINISTRATION AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP, IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN A SIMILAR CITY COUNCIL MAJORITY SO AS TO CONTINUE OUR GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH RICHMOND.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
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OUT Q=relationship with Richmond.
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The three Independent/Democrats on council say they were surprised by the tone of the mayor's speech, but noted this IS an election year.
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8E-Meadowbrook-Nursing


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A Montgomery county nursing home will lose its Medicare and Medicaid funding.
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Federal officials say the Meadowbrook nursing home in Shawsville lost its eligibility Sunday after it failed a third series of tests.
"Quality of care" is one area of concern.
The long term care facility has 93 patients-- 70 are covered by Medicaid or Medicare.
A nursing home official last week said the facility plans to work with a management team to help correct the situation.
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8weather


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We do have one school announcement to tell you about --
Augusta County schools are delayed one hour today.
Turning to the forecast, mostly cloudy skies with some morning showers.
Highs today warming into the upper 50s.
Lows tonight will fall into the 40s under partly cloudy skies.
The four day outlook is continued mild...
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