We have some school announcements today.

Bath County schools are opening one hour late.

And there's a two hour delay in Highland County and in Pendleton County, West Virginia.

[7E-Veteran-Iraq]


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Another quiet day in Baghdad, after U-S and British airstrikes lit up the night sky and covered the city with smoke.


Some Gulf War veterans are wondering why it's taken so long to take care of Saddam Hussein.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Chuck Weatherman is one of those veterans.
He was a machine gunner with the Marines during Operation Desert Storm.
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[SOT 3:43]
[IN Q=i was]

((WEATHERMAN: I WAS PREPARED TO FIGHT KILL AND DIE IF I HAD TO. FOR THE REASON WE WERE THERE. I BELIEVED IN IT BUT NOW I QUESTION WHO WERE REALLY THE WINNERS OF THAT WAR. AT THE TIME I THOUGHT WE WERE BUT SADDAM'S STILL THERE, HE'S STILL IN POWER.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Weatherman/Gulf War Veteran;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=STILL IN POWER]
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[VO-NAT]


Weatherman said he supports the attack, but he said, this time troops should stay until Saddam is removed from power.

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[7E-Peace-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-64 1:46:51]
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Members of one Lynchburg group believe the U-S should not use be using violence to resolve the conflict.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Members of the Lynchburg Peace Education Center marched on the federal courthouse yesterday to protest the bombings and proclaim their solidarity with the Iraqi people.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:04:34]
[IN Q=We oppose that]

((JACK PAYDEN- TRAVERS/LPEC DIRECTOR: WE OPPOSE THAT BOMBING. WE FEEL THAT IT IS BOTH IMMORAL AND ILLEGAL UNDER U.N. GUIDELINES AND UNDER THE U.S CONSTITUTION. AND WE'RE HERE TO PROTEST AND TO BE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, TO TELL THEM THAT NOT ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE AGREE WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Lynchburg Peace Education Center; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=with President Clinton.]
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[VO-NAT]


Payden-Travers says the U-S likely will suffer long-term consequences since the bombings will only serve to anger and incite Iraqi citizens.
He also questioned the timing of the attack, given President Clinton's pending impeachment in Congress.
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[7E-Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-75 1:37:25]
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[**ANCHOR TAG**]
Investigators are still searching this morning for a fugitive in Henry County.
Clyde Howard Junior is wanted for the murder of James Stanley Taylor, a farmer who was on an outing with his baby granddaughter.
Christy Hubley reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Wearing camouglage]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :13]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; :21]
[SUPER=03-Spencer; :35]
[SUPER=01-Bill Brinegar/Victim's Cousin; :42 (quick)]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :49]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Henry County.]

(( Wearing camouflage and bullet proof vests, sheriff's deputies combed wooded areas of Henry County-- looking for Clyde Howard Junior.
Someone thought they spotted him on Summit Road-- but he was nowhere to be found.
Authorities thought he might have been hiding in a remote part of Patrick County.
A search there was fruitless.
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[SOT 1:48:23-:37]
[IN Q=There's a very good chance]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THERE'S A VERY GOOD CHANCE HE'S STILL IN OUR AREA. HE MAY BE SCARED AND IN HIDING. AND THEN AGAIN HE MAY BE LONG GONE FROM THE AREA. BUT UNTIL WE'RE SURE HIS PRESENCE IS NOT IN HENRY COUNTY WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK THE SPENCER AREA TO CHECK.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=area to check.]


Meantime, the murder scene in Spencer remains clearly marked with yellow tape.
And the family of James Stanley Taylor tries to cope.
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[SOT :21:39-:43]
[IN Q=It's a great loss]

((BILL BRINEGAR/VICTIM'S COUSIN: IT'S A GREAT LOSS. HE'S GOING TO BE MISSED.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=to be missed.]


Relatives say Taylor took his 21-month old granddaughter to feed cows on his farm.
They say that's when Taylor must have noticed the car where it didn't belong...allegedly stolen by the suspect.
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[SOT 3:20:17-:30]
[IN Q=One of his friends]

((BILL BRINEGAR/VICTIM'S COUSIN: ONE OF HIS FRIENDS FROM CAROLINA ACTUALLY OWNED THE CAR SO HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE CAR. I'M SURE HE JUST PULLED IN TO CHECK ON HIS BUDDY AND FROM WHAT I'M TOLD HE WAS JUST SHOT IN COLD BLOOD.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=shot in cold blood.]


Still on the run, Clyde Howard Junior is believed to be carrying two pistols and a high-powered rifle.
Authorities say they're doing everything they can to catch this armed and dangerous man.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Henry County.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Howard does have a criminal record, but the Sheriff's Office would not comment on his past crimes.




[7Cressell-Lawsuit]


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Emmett Cressell says he's not getting his exercise, and so he's suing his jailer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape;]


Cressell says Grayson County Sheriff Jerry Wilson won't let him ride the jail's exercise bike or enroll in high school equivalency classes.
Wilson declined to comment on the 500 thousand dollar lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court, but said Cressell CAN do both things.
Cressell is in the Grayson County lockup awaiting sentencing for the murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast..
Mostly sunny today, with some light winds. Look for highs to range from the mid-40s to about 50 degrees.
Clouds move in overnight, as temperatures drop into the upper-20s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 12/19/98
Saturday:

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Anniversary:
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We have some school announcements today. Bath County schools are opening one hour late.
And there's a two hour delay in Highland County and in Pendleton County, West Virginia.

[45S-Pay-Raises]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-76 30:09]
[GRAPHIC=Va. State Seal]


It looks like an early Christmas president for state employees.
Governor Gilmore says private sector raises are averaging four percent this year.
So he's doing that in his budget proposal -- plus a one time increase for employees with three years' experience and good work records.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


He officially announced the plan on his monthly radio show.
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[SOT 10:13:19]
[IN Q=In this coming]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES ARE GONNA GET THE EXTRA 2.25 EXTRA MONEY AND THEY'RE GONNA GET THE FOUR PERCENT AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR. SO THE'RE GONNA END UP EFFECTIVELY GETTING ABOUT 6.25. BUT MEANWHILE EVERYBODY, EVEN IF THEY'VE COME ON THE FIRST DAY, WE'RE GONNA GIVE THEM A PAY INCREASE THAT IS COMMENSURATE WITH WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN THE PRIVATE ECONOMY AND THAT'S GONNA BE A FOUR PERCENT RAISE. AND THAT'S A STEP UP.))
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[OUT Q=step up.]
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[45S-Budget-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-79 14:90]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor will unveil his amendments to the two year budget later today.
In preview announcements, he's stressed bi-partisan themes.
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[SOT 15:14:35]
[IN Q=Quite frankly]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: QUITE FRANKLY, I THINK THE GOVERNOR HAS MADE THIS SESSION A LOT EASIER FOR ALL OF US. IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE HE'S EMBRACED A LOT OF THE POSITIONS THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AND RAISED THE LEVEL OF PUBLIC DEBATE ON LAST SESSION. THE REPEAL OF FOOD TAX, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.))
[SOT 15:20:05]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/(R) STAFFORD CO.: I THINK SO FAR THE THINGS THAT I HAVE READ THAT HE IS SPENDING RESPONSIBLY. IT'S OUR HOPE, AND I'M SURE HIS HOPE, HIS FERVENT HOPE, THAT OUR ECONOMY CONTINUES TO CHUG ALONG.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; :16]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=chug along.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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The 41-point-9 BILLION dollar two year budget is the largest in state history.

[45Band]


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The Lord Botetourt High School band will spend News Year Day in Florida but instead of soaking up the rays on the beach, band members be strutting their stuff on the football field.
Roy Stanley reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="last year....]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rex Davidson/Lord Botetourt Band Director; :29]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :45]
[SUPER=01-Kristen Forbes/Drum Major; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Lindsay Mady/Color Guard; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Amanda Lowery/Botetourt Band Co-Captain; 1:35]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]

((Last year, The Cavalier marching band performed at halftime of the Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome.
The Cavaliers were invited again back in the spring before U-V-A was in the Peach Bowl picture. Botetourt turned the invitation down and accepted one to the Outback Bowl in Tampa Florida on New Years day.
(/////////sot/////////)

[REX DAVIDSON/BAND DIRECTOR] [TIME CODE:6:13:26] [INCUE: I HAVE TO...]
[OUT Q=...VERY SUCCESSFUL.]

In order to achieve that succes the The Cavalier marching band spent countless hours in the summer working on music and performance.
The Cavaliers won first place in the Division two field show competition and also earned the Most Outstanding Drum major trophy.
And for the first time in school history the band won every competition it entered.
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[KRISTEN FORBES/DRUM MAJOR] [TIME CODE:6:21:29] [INCUE:WE'RE ALL]

[OUT Q=...REST OF YOUR LIFE.]
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[LINDSAY MADY COLOR GUARD] [TIME CODE:6:21:42]
[IN Q="i guess that...]



[OUT Q=...GOOD PROGRAM."]
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[ROY STANDUP:] [TIME CODE:7:03:39]
[IN Q="THERE'S NO...]



[OUT Q=...THE FUTURE."]
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[AMANDA LOWERY/CO CAPTAIN] [TIME CODE: 6:31:27]
[IN Q="WE SENT..]



[OUT Q=....BE INVITED."]

The band will leave Daleville the 28-th for Tampa Florida and the out back bowl.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))

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Taking a look now at your forecast--
Mostly sunny skies today, with seasonable high temperatures in the upper 40s.
Turning partly cloudy and chilly overnight, with lows in the upper 20s.
The weekend outlook is cloudy, with showers possible.

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We have some school announcements today. Bath County schools are opening one hour late.
And there's a two hour delay in Highland County and in Pendleton County, West Virginia.

[8-5-Local-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=598-29 1:53:00]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq attack]


The video of this week's air raids over Baghdad brings back memories of the Persian Gulf War.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


And for people who fought in the Gulf, it reminds them of a war they THOUGHT they had won.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:50 tc]
[IN Q=NOW I QUESTION]

((CHARLES WEATHERMAN/GULF VETERAN: NOW I QUESTION WHO WERE REALLY THE WINNERS OF THAT WAR. AT THE TIME I THOUGHT WE WERE. BUT SADDAM'S STILL THERE, HE'S STILL IN POWER GEORGE BUSH ISN'T. I CAN ONLY WONDER WHO REALLY WON THAT WAR.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Weatherman/Gulf War Veteran;]
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[OUT Q=WON THAT WAR]
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[VO-NAT]


Charles Weatherman was a machine gunner during the Gulf War.
He won a Purple Heart after getting hit in the neck by Iraqi shrapnel.
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[SOT 3:43]
[IN Q=i was]

((WEATHERMAN: I WAS PREPARED TO FIGHT, KILL AND DIE IF I HAD TO, FOR THE REASON WE WERE THERE. I BELIEVED IN IT.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=BELIEVED IN IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Weatherman supports President Clinton's decision to attack Iraq again.
But, he said, this time the attack should not stop until Saddam Hussein is removed from power.
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[8E-Peace-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-64 1:46:51]
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A Lynchburg group, meanwhile, opposes the United States' use of force against Iraq--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Members of the Lynchburg Peace Education Center marched on the federal courthouse yesterday to protest the bombings and proclaim their solidarity with the Iraqi people.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:04:34]
[IN Q=We oppose that]

((JACK PAYDEN- TRAVERS/LPEC DIRECTOR: WE OPPOSE THAT BOMBING. WE FEEL THAT IT IS BOTH IMMORAL AND ILLEGAL UNDER U.N. GUIDELINES AND UNDER THE U.S CONSTITUTION. AND WE'RE HERE TO PROTEST AND TO BE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, TO TELL THEM THAT NOT ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE AGREE WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Lynchburg Peace Education Center; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=with President Clinton.]
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[VO-NAT]


Payden-Travers says the U-S likely will suffer long-term consequences since the bombings will only serve to anger and incite Iraqi citizens.
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[8-5-Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#598-36]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities say a murder suspect MAY have been spotted yesterday in Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]


Clyde Howard Junior has eluded authorities since Tuesday, when he allegedly killed James Stanley Taylor.
[super=03-Henry Co.]


Howard was allegedly sighted yesterday on Summit Road, where a man matching his description was seen running into the woods.
Sheriff's deputies searched the area with a tracking dog, but came up empty.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Authorities believe the victim was checking on cattle at his farm with his granddaughter when he spotted an abandoned car that belonged to an acquaintance.
But as Taylor approached the car, he encountered the thief, and was fatally shot.
When Howard is apprehended, he'll be charged with first degree murder.
He also faces car-theft charges in North Carolina.

[8S-Ericsson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-65 1:29:22]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


130 new jobs are on the way to Lynchburg, courtesy of the Ericsson Corporation AND the Commonwealth of Virginia.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Ericsson is moving its cell phone distribution center to the Hill City in early 19-99.
Now, instead of building the phones here and shipping them to Texas, the company will make phones to order.
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[SOT 6:13:59]
[IN Q=By reducing the]

((ROLF STAHRE/VP MANUFACTURING: BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF STEPS YOU HAVE TO PROCESS FROM ORDER TO SHIPPING, IT WILL SAVE US A LOT OF MONEY. BUT IN THE END IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE CUSTOMER BECAUSE WE CAN REDUCE THE LEAD TIME FROM ORDER TO UNTIL THE TELEPHONES ARRIVE AT THE CUSTOMER'S DOCK.))
[SUPER=01-Rolf Stahre/V. P. of Manufacturing; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=the customer's dock.]
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[VO-NAT]


The state kicked in 300-thousand dollars in incentive money to convince Ericsson to move the distribution center to Virginia.
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[8WEATHER]


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Here's one more look at the Friday forecast..
Mostly sunny skies and seasonable temperatures this afternoon in the upper 40s.
Turning partly cloudy by tonight, with lows falling into the upper 20s.
As for the weekend, a cold front will likely bring showers by late tomorrow...
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