[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Lieutenant Governor John Hager says he's grateful to be alive after a car accident last night.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And Attorney General Mark Early announced a seven- figure judgement against Holdren's-- customers may be able to get their money back.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us, News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.[Open]

[1-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=lba]
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The weather today is changing some school schedules...

[Hager-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Hager, John]


A close call last night has Lieutenant Governor John Hager saying he's lucky to be alive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-January;]


Hager's car was slammed in the rear last night by another vehicle in downtown Richmond.
Police estimated the other vehicle, which was stolen, was going 90 miles per hour.
But Hager wasn't hurt.
An aide said he'll be checked by a doctor today as a precaution.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=NONE ]


The 17-year-old boy driving the other vehicle is in satisfactory condition at a Richmond hospital.

[E-Hamlett-Guilty]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-10]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Years ago a car crashed into a parked car and a house in Danville.
Further investigation revealed the driver had been shot.
Last night a guilty plea from the man responsible.
Lawrence Hamlett Junior admitted he shot and killed Clifton Perkins more than two years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August 11, 1995;]


The fatal shooting happened near the Express Mart on Goodyear Boulevard in Danville in August of 1995.
The victim was shot while he was driving his car.
The car then crashed into a parked car and a house.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Perkins was from Eden North Carolina.
Hamlett also pleaded guilty to three unrelated drug charges.
He'll be sentenced in April and could get up to 123-years in jail and one million dollars in fines.

[Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Vernon Jordan is scheduled to resume testimony today before the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation. (
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


That comes after more reports indicating President Clinton asked for help getting the former White House intern a job.
[SUPER=@file;]


"The Washington Post" says the President stated in his Paula Jones deposition that he had spoken with his friend Vernon Jordan about finding work for Lewinsky.
But the paper reports Clinton also said his personal secretary Betty Currie initiated the job hunt.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Former Sergeant Major Gene McKinney spent a second tense day on the stand for his sexual misconduct court martial.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Belvoir;]


McKinney denies he ever propositioned or threatened his primary accuser, Staff Sergeant Christine Fetrow.
Yesterday, he also denied the charges of the five other women who claim he sexually harassed them.
If he's convicted of all of the 19 charges against him, McKinney could face more than 55 years in prison.
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[E-Akers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-7]
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Tonight a group that mobilized to get a twice-convicted sex offender to move away from an Edgemont Elementary school will sponsor a class to teach children and their parents ways of protecting themselves.
Randall Akers is now moving.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


Akers was convicted of statutory rape and video-taping girls in the bathroom of a teen night club in 19-90.
Parents in Covington began protesting in January after finding out that Akers was living near the Edgemont Primary School playground.
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[SOT 23.59.06 - 23.59.13]
[IN Q=Our intention never]

((DAVID KIDD/EDGEMONT PARENTS TAKING ACTION: OUR INTENTION NEVER WAS TO RUN HIM OUT OF THIS AREA. PERSONALLY, AS A SPOKESMAN FOR MY OPINION. IT WAS NEVER TO RUN HIM OUT OF THIS AREA. IT WAS TO HAVE HIM IN AN AREA WHERE WE FELT SAFE.))


[SUPER=01-David Kidd/Edgemont Parents Taking Action]
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[OUT Q=we felt safe.]
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[VO-NAT]


"Edgemont Parents Taking Action" also started a letter-writing campaign to change the law to allow officials to contact parents when a sex offender moves into town.
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[E-Pulaski-Ball]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-6]
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Pulaski's minor league ball park has scored a home run of its own.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Town council recently approved 610-thousand dollars in improvements to Calfee park.
Mayor John Johnston says the upgrade was necessary to secure a four year minor league deal with the Texas Rangers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We felt]

((JOHN JOHNSTON/PULASKI MAYOR:WE FELT LIKE IT WAS A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE, IN PULASKI, THAT LIKE BASEBALL. ))
[SUPER=01-John Johnston/Pulaski Mayor; :00]
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[OUT Q=like baseball.]
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[VO-NAT]


The decision to upgrade the ball park comes at a sensitive time.
The town recently paid 30-thousand dollars for a study that examined ways the town could save money.
One recommendation was to cut the number of police officers.
Pulaski has 29-officers on its force.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't]

((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF:I DON'T THINK THAT'S TOO MANY OR TOO LITTLE, I THINK IT'S A GOOD AMOUNT, I THINK WE'RE ABLE TO PUT OUT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PEOPLE TO COVER THE TOWN EFFECTIVELY. WE'RE ABLE TO DO CRIME PREVENTION, WE'RE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DRUG TASK FORCE AND DO INVESTIGATIVE WORK. ))
[SUPER=01-Herb Cooley/Pulaski Police Chief; :06]
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[OUT Q=investigative work.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/December 1997;]


The study also suggested cutting the number of paid firefighters.
At this time-- a decision regarding the cuts has not been made.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
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In sports,
Virginia Tech's men's team won't be following the women's team to the N-C-A-A tournament.
Mike Stevens has more on the game that ended it.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sara Perkins/Danville Science Center; :17]
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[E-Holdren's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-2]
[GRAPHIC=Holdren's]


The Holdren's customers holding extended service warranties that were NOT honored could get some money back.
Attorney General Mark Earley announced a judgment against the company, but there's a catch.
As Scott Goldberg reports, it's hard to get a bankrupt company to pay you money.
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(( It seemed like a breakthrough announcement:
A one-point-seven MILLION dollar judgment against Holdren's...
Money that would go back to thousands of consumers who bought warranties that were never honored.
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[SOT 00:00:22]
[IN Q=few things]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: FEW THINGS ARE MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN PAYING GOOD MONEY AND NOT GETTING WHAT YOU PAID FOR AND UNFORTUNATELY HOLDREN'S DID NOT DELIVER ON THEIR EXTENDED SERVICE CONTRACTS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=SERVICE CONTRACTS]


The problem is Holdren's did not deliver because it COULD NOT deliver.
The company is bankrupt, its assets bought in 19-96 by North-Carolina based Crenshaw's.
When that happened, Crenshaw's said it did not have to honor Holdren's extended service contracts because Crenshaw's did NOT assume Holdren's liabilities.
Customers holding those contracts felt robbed.
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[SOT 00:05:59]

[tape 96-74]
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((IT PUTS A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH. ME, PERSONALLY, I WOULD NEVER GO BACK TO HOLDREN'S.)) [RUNS:04]
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That's why Attorney General stepped in: to try to make Holdren's pay.
But even Earley acknowledged it will be hard to get a bankrupt company to fork over one-point-seven million dollars.

Or as the lawyer representing Holdren's put it, [quote pre pro]
This is an "attorney-general-wants-to-look-good story."
Holdren's has paid what it could afford: 100-thousand dollars.
That money will be available to former Holdren's customers holding invalid warranties if a judge approves the deal. [pre-pro -- Holdren's Claims]
Place your claim by calling area code 8-0-4, 7-8-6, 0-5-9-4.
Scott Goldberg, News-7. ))

[E-School-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-9]
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The battle between Virginia's legislative and executive branches continues, this time over historic funding for school construction and repair.
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[SOT bor tape 04:48:23]
[IN Q=Virginia is]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: VIRGINIA IS ONE OF ONLY TWO STATES IN AMERICA THAT ONLY DOES LOAN PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. WE SHARE THAT DISTINCTION WITH ARKANSAS. AND I WANT TO MOVE US UP IN THE CATEGORY OF STATES THAT GIVES MONEY AS GRANTS TO LOCALITIES WHO ALSO IN PARTNERSHIP HELP FUND THE PROJECTS.))
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[OUT Q=help fund the projects.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


So Jackson's bill would provide about 128- million dollars over the next two years -- only the second state money in 50 years to help localities.
But Senate Republicans won full Senate approval yesterday for a smaller amount of money-- and the year's delay the Governor would like to see.
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[SOT bruce 13:59:45]
[IN Q=Ultimately when]

((SEN. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDON CO.: ULTIMATELY WHEN WE LEAVE HERE ON MARCH 14TH, OR WHENEVER IT IS, THAT WE WILL HAVE A BI-PARTISAN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF, THAT WE CAN ALL TAKE HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Mims/(R) Loudon Co.;]
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[OUT Q=take home.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fight over school construction money will be fought-- along with the tax fight-- over the next ten days.
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[School-Openings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Tourism and education may not sound like they go hand in hand, but their scheduled might.
A bill to clamp down on Virginia school systems that open before Labor Day has passed the Senate and is headed for a final vote in the House.
The tourism industry says it needs students to run roller coasters and guard swimming pools until the vacation season is over.
The Virginia Education Association says education shouldn't be put on the back-burner for tourism.

[E-Wall-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-8]
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Officials are reassuring Lynchburg residents that downtown buildings are safe.
This comes as inspectors are still trying to figure out why part of a building collapsed Tuesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday; :00]


The brick veneer at 11-15 Main Street crashed to the ground Tuesday afternoon, crushing seven cars parked next to the building.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday; :07]


Crews were back out yesterday, cleaning up the site and removing loose bricks from the top of the structure.
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[SOT 5:31:04]
[IN Q=I think one]

((EARL TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG CITY INSPECTOR: I THINK ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS IS MAKING SURE THAT THE BUILDING IS SAFE AS FAR AS SIDEWALK TRAFFIC, THAT STREET TRAFFIC IS OKAY RIGHT NOW, BUT BEFORE WE OPEN THE SIDEWALK, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AREA IS SECURE.))
[SUPER=01-Earl Taylor/Lynchburg City Inspector; :00]
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[OUT Q=area is secure.]
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[VO-NAT]


Taylor says the century-old building appears to be sound, inside and out.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In sports,
The Cleveland Cavaliers reached a season-high point total in a victory over the Toronto Raptors.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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At least 28 people were killed and more than 200 others were hurt when a bomb exploded aboard a bus today in Sri Lanka.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Colombo, Sri Lanka;]


Police say the blast happened near a busy railway station during the lunch hour rush.
Several vehicles and shops were damaged.
An officer says the bus had been in an accident in the area and authorities were chasing it when the explosion occurred.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
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[Emergency-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Passengers aboard an Alaskan Airlines flight yesterday were grateful to get back on the ground.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV;]


The flight was en route from Seattle to Las Vegas, when it had to make an emergency landing after hitting heavy turbulence.
Seven people were injured.
But they're reportedly in satisfactory condition at a Reno hospital.
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[Puerto-Rico]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The tiny island of Puerto Rico could become the 51st state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


By a close vote of 209 to 208, the House has decided to hold a special referendum this year to decide Puerto Rico's fate.
It could either continue its status as a U-S commonwealth, gain statehood or become independent.
President Clinton calls the vote "a victory for democracy and against exclusion".
A similar measure is pending in the Senate.
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[2-E-Hamlett-Guilty]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-10]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Lawrence Hamlett Junior admitted he shot and killed Clifton Perkins more than two years ago.
After the shooting Perkins' car crashed into a parked car and a house in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/August 11, 1995;]


The fatal shooting happened near the Express Mart on Goodyear Boulevard in Danville in August of 1995.
The victim was shot while he was driving his car.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Perkins was from Eden North Carolina.
Hamlett also pleaded guilty to three unrelated drug charges.
He'll be sentenced in April and could get up to 123-years in jail and one million dollars in fines.

[E-Dairy-Farms]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-5]
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Consumers may enjoy lower milk prices, but dairy farmers are not as thrilled.
They're trying to earn more money by banding together.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Van Flora/Dairy Farmer; :12]
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(( You won't see this everyday.
Young dairy farmers are a rare breed -- older generations say there's just not enough money making milk in Virginia.
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((VAN FLORA/DAIRY FARMER: ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO, I GOT THE LOWEST AMOUNT FOR MILK THAT I'VE EVER GOTTEN SINCE I'VE BEEN IN THE DAIRY BUSINESS. AND ALL OF OUR OTHER PRICES HAVE GONE UP: VEHICLES, HOUSING, INSURANCE, TRACTORS, EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP BUT WE'RE GETTING THE SAME FOR OUR MILK -- OR EVEN LESS.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=OR EVEN LESS]


California farmers are flooding the market with milk, driving prices down.
So local farmers are putting the squeeze on the General Assembly -- to approve a Southern Compact.
That would allow farmers AND consumers in the South to set their own prices for milk.
Jerry Henderson has been farming for 40 years -- now he's counting on the Southern Compact to keep his family afloat.
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[SOT 16:08:47]
[IN Q=It's like standing]

((JERRY HENDERSON/DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA: IT'S LIKE STANDING ON A STREET CORNER WITH A TIN CAN BEGGING. EITHER WE LET SUPPLY DROP TO WHERE THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF MILK -- WHICH IS HARD TO DO -- OR WE GO THE ROUTE WE'RE GOING.)) [RUNS:18]
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[IN Q=There's only one]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THERE'S ONLY ONE COMPACT SO FAR IN THE UNITED STATES. NEW ENGLAND STATES BANDED TOGETHER IN 96 -- AND JERRY HENDERSON SAYS THEY'RE ALREADY MAKING MORE MONEY FOR MILK.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=FOR MILK]


Farmers say shoppers would pay only pennies more per gallon, at most.
But if they don't EARN more soon -- many farmers say they'll go bust -- sending a large chunk of the local economy down the drain.
Tina Tenret, News7.))

[S-Wall-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-8]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Walking own a sidewalk in downtown Lynchburg may never seem the same after Tuesday's partial building collapse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday; :00]


Tuesday's collapse crushed seven cars parked next to 11-15 Main Street.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday; :05]


Yesterday, cleanup crews removed loose bricks and mortar from the top of the "turn-of-the century" building.
Inspectors say the structure appears to be in good shape.. and does not pose any threat to pedestrians or motorists.

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[SOT 5:32:13]
[IN Q=Well I think]

((EARL TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG CITY INSPECTOR: WELL, I THINK THE MAIN THING IS IN THE BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN WE FEEL FAIRLY SECURE BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF STRUCTURE. MOST OF THEM IS HEAVY TIMBER STRUCTURE AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WALLS UP TO 20 INCHES THICK, SO MOST OF THEM ARE PRETTY SOUND.))
[SUPER=01-Earl Taylor/Lynchburg City Inspector; :00]
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[OUT Q=are pretty sound.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials still aren't sure what caused the wall to collapse.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports,
It's an A-C-C night.
Mike Stevens has a preview of tonight's hoops action.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly ad lib toss to Steve/Wx)

[Lottery ]
Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
[SUPER=67-8/6/4/6/9/9/7/9/13/26/32/33/2/3/6/9/26/43;]



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[Three-Steve]


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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[Steve Live]
(I'll Call for #)
[SUPER=16-(804) 791-5160/Danville Science Center;]



[double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(toss to Kimberly)


[E-Allergies]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-4]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check,]


In this morning's health check,
[SS=Allergies]


The early spring weather is making flowers bloom, but it's also making many people sneeze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


The El Nino-effected winter is having an impact on allergy sufferers, triggering sinus problems ahead of schedule.

Doctors say those with allergies should start their medication now, but caution people taking over the counter remedies about side effects.
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[SOT 00:16:04]
[IN Q=The non-drowsy]

((DR. GEOFF HARTER/EAR, NOSE & THROAT:THE NON-DROWSY FORMULAS ACTUALLY MAY HAVE NO ANTIHISTAMINE WHATSOEVER MAY HAVE A DECONGESTANT AND PATIENTS WHO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE NEED TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT USING THEM, SO IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL THEY SHOULD CHECK WITH THEIR PHYSICIAN OR THEIR PHARMACIST WHERE THEY GET THEIR MEDICATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Geoff Harter/Ear, Nose & Throat; ]
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[OUT Q=their medication.]
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[VO-NAT]


Harter says the elderly should be especially careful when buying non-prescription brands. He notes many warning labels have small print that can be tough to read.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(TOSS TO BUMP)

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[2-Hager-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Hager, John]


Lieutenant Governor John Hager escaped a car accident last night unscathed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-January;]


Hager's car was slammed in the rear last night by another vehicle in downtown Richmond.
Police estimated the other vehicle, which was stolen, was going 90 miles per hour.
But Hager wasn't hurt.
An aide said he'll be checked by a doctor today as a precaution.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=NONE ]


The 17-year-old boy driving the other vehicle is in satisfactory condition at a Richmond hospital.

[Holdren's]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#net (edit of 98-2)]
[GRAPHIC=Holdren's]


Many customers were left with extended service contracts and no one to service their purchases when Holdren's electronic stores went out of business two years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; ]


Those contracts were not honored by the company that bought Holdren's assets.
Yesterday Attorney General Mark Earley announced a one-point-seven MILLION dollar judgment against Holdren's...
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[SOT 00:00:22]
[IN Q=few things]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: FEW THINGS ARE MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN PAYING GOOD MONEY AND NOT GETTING WHAT YOU PAID FOR AND UNFORTUNATELY HOLDREN'S DID NOT DELIVER ON THEIR EXTENDED SERVICE CONTRACTS.))
[SUPER=@earley;]
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[OUT Q=SERVICE CONTRACTS]
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[VO-NAT]


But there's a catch..
The reason Holdren's did not deliver is because it COULD NOT deliver.
The company is bankrupt, its assets bought in 19-96 by North-Carolina based Crenshaw's.
When that happened, Crenshaw's said it did not have to honor Holdren's extended service contracts because Crenshaw's did NOT assume Holdren's liabilities. [pre-pro -- Holdren's Claims]
You can place your claim by calling area code 8-0-4, 7-8-6, 0-5-9-4.
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[E-Boxing-Club]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=597-54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The less than 300 dollars in the bank won't go far in paying off thousands of dollars in debt accumulated by the Roanoke Boxing Association.
The city cut off grant payments after an audit turned up questionable financial transactions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The gym at Victory Stadium is locked up, a sign on the door says it will reopen when it gets the proper insurance.
[SUPER=@File]


But the city has suspended the Association's rental agreement.
The audit found several hundred dollars unaccounted for.
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[SOT 14:50:13]
[IN Q=There's about ]

((WIL DIBLING/CITY ATTORNEY; THERE'S ABOUT 22 HUNDRED DOLLARS IN QUESTIONS EXPENDITURES, THERE ARE ABOUT 440 DOLLARS OF REIMBURSEMENT FOR UNAUTHORIZED EXPENDITURES.))
[SUPER=01-Wil Dibling/City Attorney;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=expenditures]
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[VO-NAT]


Brad Minter trained at the Gym, he says he worries about the kids who worked out there after school.
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[SOT 11:02:59]
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((BRAD MINTER/BOXER; IT WAS A FREE PLACE TO TRAIN, IT WAS GOOD FOR THE KIDS AND A LOT OF THEM KIDS THEY CAN'T AFFORD THAT STUFF AND THEY CAME DOWN THERE TO LEARN AND WORK OUT, AND NOW THEY AINT GOT A PLACE FOR THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Brad Minter/Boxer]
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[OUT Q=place for that]
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Rick Hawkins, the executive director of the association could not be reached for comment.
The Commonwealth's Attorney's office is investigating the discrepancies in the group's finances.
Don Caldwell says he hasn't decided if charges are warranted in the case.
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[5-School-Construction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-2]
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The General Assembly might end up funding some school construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The state has only given money to localities to build or repair schools one other time in the last 50 years.
It's an issue Governor Jim Gilmore would like to put off for a year.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


Senate Republicans want to please voters, but also help the Governor.
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[IN Q=It isn't]

((SEN. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDOUN CO.: IT ISN'T SOMETHING THAT SHOULD PIT DEMOCRATS VERSUS REPUBLICANS. LIKEWISE, IT ISN'T SOMETHING THAT SHOULD PIT RURAL AREAS VERSUS SUBURBAN OR VERSUS URBAN.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Mims/(R) Loudon Co.;]
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[OUT Q=versus urban.]
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But House Democrats say the need is too great for the Senate bill to do the job.
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[SOT 04:47:00]
[IN Q=The biggest]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MY BILL AND THE SENATE BILL RIGHT NOW IS THAT MY BILL PROVIDES FOR 15-PERCENT OF THE LOTTERY MONEY THIS YEAR, AND 15-PERCENT NEXT YEAR. WHICH TOGETHER WITH THE UNCLAIMED LOTTERY MONEY'S GONNA BE ABOUT 128- MILLION DOLLARS. THE BILL AS I UNDERSTAND IT IN THE SENATE DOESN'T DO ANYTHING THE FIRST YEAR. AND IF THEY APPROPRIATE SOME MONEY, THERE'S NO MANDATE, WOULD HAVE ABOUT 30- MILLION DOLLARS IN THE SECOND YEAR.))
[SUPER=@Jackson;]
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[OUT Q=the second year.]
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[VO-NAT]


Either plan falls far short of the eight- BILLION dollar wish list in school construction needs.
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[S-Abed]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Joseph Abbott]


The jury is still out in the Abed racketeering case, but jurors have posed some questions to the court.
Tuesday and Wednesday, they sent written questions to judge Sam Wilson.
One was a procedural issue.
The others dealt with defendants who may have had knowledge of an alleged offense, but did not actively participate in the crime.

The jury is promising verdicts on Friday.[4-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


In sports,
Charlotte ran its season-best
winning streak to six games beating Minnesota.


For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lieutenant Governor John Hager was not injured when a teen-ager rear-ended his car in downtown Richmond last night.


Police estimated the other vehicle was going 90 miles per hour.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Some former Holdren's customers were left with extended service contracts and no one to honor them when the electronics store went out of business two years ago.
Yesterday Attorney General Mark Earley announced a one-point-seven MILLION dollar judgment against Holdren's.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Lawrence Hamlett Junior admitted last night to shooting a North Carolina man as he drove his car, causing the car to crash into a house in Danville.
Hamlett pleaded guilty to shooting Clifton Perkins in August of 1995.
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