[School Closing]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


One school note just in--
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Covington HIGH SCHOOL will be closed today because of heating problems. Teachers should report. That's the high school only.

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[7-E-Church-Service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-39 27:11]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


It was intended to be a weekend of healing for Christians and gays.
Reverend Jerry Falwell and gay minister Mel White brought their followers together to change attitudes in the gay and Christian communities.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even at a]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Anders/Liberty University Student; :26]
[SUPER=01-Karen Weldin/Soulforce Representative; :31]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :35]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Even at a place used to controversy, this still was no ordinary Sunday at Thomas Road Baptist Church.. members of Jerry Falwell's congregation were treated to a sermon even before they stepped inside.
[natsot 9:46:19]

((JERRY FALWELL'S WRONG FOR BRINGING HOMOSEXUALS INTO THE CHURCH HOUSE.))
[RUNS= 04]


Protesters opposed to Falwell meeting with gay minister Mel White were in full voice again Sunday, haranguing church- goers who did their best to ignore them.
[SOT 10:16:21]

((JOSH ANDERS/LIBERTY U. STUDENT: I JUST HOPE THAT THE WORLD DOESN'T LOOK AT THAT AND SEE THAT'S THE WAY THAT ALL THE CHRISTIANS ARE.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=Christians are.]
[SOT 10:20:14]

((KAREN WELDIN/SOULFORCE REPRESENTATIVE: I THINK THAT I'VE TUNED THAT OUT.. THAT'S NOT A PART OF WHY WE'RE HERE THIS WEEKEND.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=this weekend.]

[Standup 12:19:41] ((One church member told us his wife and grandchildren did not attend the services simply because they did not want to have to face the protesters and signs outside. But fears that Reverend Falwell's reconciliation with Mel White would keep hundreds of others away were never realized.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=never realized.]
[natsot music]
[RUNS= 01]


Inside it was a full house.. Mel White and dozens of his Soulforce members mixed with the regular crowd at Thomas Road.. all under the watchful eyes of the local police.
But two days of protests ended without incident, and Falwell repeated his message that conservative Christians are now ready to extend a hand of friendship to the gay community.
[SOT 11:27:36]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL: WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE KNOW IN THE FUTURE.. PRAYERFULLY, TEACHING, PREACHING, WRITINGS ETCETERA, TO REACH OUT IN LOVE TO EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=Christ died.]


Falwell and White say it will take more meetings and more discussion before their efforts bear fruit and violence against gays and Christians is reduced.. but this weekend was an important first step.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))


[7-E-Gilmore-Parody]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:43:42]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


He's not running for office this November, but Governor Jim Gilmore is the target of a new Internet parody page.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Titled "King James of Virginia," the web page pokes fun at the Governor, and even pictures him in Elizabethan garb.
Asked about the site last week, Gilmore said he hadn't seen it... but he's taking the news with good humor.
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[SOT 15:06:20]
[IN Q=Well, that's the great thing about]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHO DREAMED THAT UP? I DON'T KNOW. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT YET. WELL, THAT'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE INTERNET AND THE PRIORITIES WE'VE PLACED ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. THE INTERNET IS A REAL MAXIMIZATION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISN'T IT. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=I think that's great.]
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[ANCHOR=]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


It's not clear who created the web parody... though it's clearly NOT one of the Governor's admirers.


[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tar]
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Now, here's a look at your Monday forecast.
Sunny and warmer today with highs around 60.
Tonight looks clear and chilly with lows in the low to mid 30s.
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[School Closing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


One school note just in--
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Covington HIGH SCHOOL will be closed today because of heating problems. Teachers should report. That's the high school only.

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[45-E-Drugfree-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-42 51:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The government classifies 13 million Americans as current illegal drug users.
Across the nation and here in the Valley Red Ribbon week gets underway.
A candlelight vigil last night helped kick off the anti- drug campaign.
Joy Sutton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The candle light]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=07-Karen Turpin; 11]
[SUPER=07-Alexander Breakell; 34 Quick]
[SUPER=07-Jay Robertson; 39Quick]
[SUPER=07-Spencer Frantz; 45 ]
[SUPER=01-Ray Bemis/Event Organizer; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Joy2]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

((The candle light is a symbol of hope and progress. That's why dozens gathered to remember those who have been affected by drugs or alcohol abuse and to send a message to the youth.
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[SOT 12:25:56]
[IN Q=Please don't use]

((KAREN TURPIN: PLEASE DON'T USE DRUGS, PLEASE DON'T USE DRUGS BECAUSE ONE TIME IS ONE TIME TOO MANY.))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=time too many]


Karen Turpin knows this from experience. Turpin told the crowd at one time she was addicted to drugs -- but has been drug free for almost a year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I just hope that]

((NAT SOUND: I JUST HOPE THAT NONE OF YALL KIDS TURN TO DRUGS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=you do]


And the kids were listening.
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[SOT 12:20:23]
[IN Q=As they were talking]

((ALEXANDER BREAKELL: AS THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT, IF YOU GET ADDICTED YOU CAN THROW YOUR LIFE AWAY.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=life away]
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[SOT 12:16:25]
[IN Q=To not do]

((JAY ROBERTSON: TO NOT DO DRUGS CAUSE THEY CAN KILL YOU AND THEIR NOT GOOD FOR YOU EITHER.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=you either]
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[SOT 17:17:55]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((SPENCER FRANTZ: A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE TELLING ABOUT THEIR DADS WERE ALCOHOLICS AND THERE WERE TAKING DRUGS OR ALCOHOLICS STUFF LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=like that]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
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[OUT Q=]


The candlelight service kicks-off the start off Red Ribbon Week -- a national campaign using the red ribbon as a symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug free life style.
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[SOT 11:12:48]
[IN Q=We have to continue]

((RAY BEMIS/EVENT ORGANIZER:WE HAVE TO CONTINUE A CONSTANT MESSAGE PARTICULARLY TO YOUTH THAT THEIR ARE ALTERNATIVES TO DRUG USE AND MAKING SURE THAT A COMMUNITY STANDS TOGETHER AND GIVES THAT MESSAGE NOT JUST TO A SELECT GROUP OF YOUTH BUT ALL YOUTH.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=our youth]


And many say each of us makes a difference by the way we live and the choices we make. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))


[45-E-Pavilion-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-40 59:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A woman who volunteered her time to help animals is being remembered by the Humane Society of Montgomery County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Dozens of people turned out yesterday to help dedicate a pavilion in the memory of Loretta (Reef-snider) Reifsnider.
The Humane Society hopes the pavilion will encourage people to come to the shelter and spend time with the animals.


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[SOT 06:59:33]
[IN Q=Loretta Reifsnider is who]

((CONNIE RATNER/HUMANE SOCIETY:LORETTA REIFSNIDER IS WHO WE'RE HONORING HERE TODAY AND SHE WAS THE PERSON WHO STARTED OUR THRIFT STORE AND MANAGED THAT FOR MANY YEARS AND KEPT THAT GOING AND OUR THRIFT STORE IS IN BLACKSBURG THAT IS WHERE WE GET A LOT OF FUNDING TO HELP THIS SHELTER KEEP OPERATING))
[SUPER=01-Connie Ratner/Humane Society]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=also operating]
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[VO-NAT]


Family and friends of Reifsnider donated the money for the pavilion.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Sunny and warmer today, with highs around 60.
Clear and chilly tonight, with lows cooling off to near 35.
Looking ahead to the next five days...the work week is partly to mostly sunny with mild highs in the 60s...lows in the 30s and 40s.


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[School Closing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


One school note just in--
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Covington HIGH SCHOOL will be closed today because of heating problems. Teachers should report. That's the high school only.

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[8-E-Gilmore-Parody]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:43:42]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


A new Internet parody web page is targeting Governor Jim Gilmore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Titled "King James of Virginia," the web page pokes fun at the Governor, and even pictures him in Elizabethan garb.
Asked about the site last week, Gilmore said he hadn't seen it... but he's taking the news with good humor.
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[SOT 15:06:20]
[IN Q=Well, that's the great thing about]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHO DREAMED THAT UP? I DON'T KNOW. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT YET. WELL, THAT'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE INTERNET AND THE PRIORITIES WE'VE PLACED ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. THE INTERNET IS A REAL MAXIMIZATION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISN'T IT. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=I think that's great.]
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[ANCHOR=]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


It's not clear who created the web parody... though it's clearly NOT one of the Governor's admirers.


[8-E-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 00:07:18]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Relief]


Have you ever wondered what it was like wait tables?
Some customers had a chance to find out last night while helping raise money for flood victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It all happened at the Texas Steak House on Valley View Boulevard.
Customers traded places with the waiters and bartenders for a good cause.
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[SOT 12:51:46]
[IN Q=This kind of]

((TIM CARR: THIS KIND OF DEVELOPED INTO A THING WHERE THE TIPS WOULD GO TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS FOR ALL THE EASTERN STATES))
[SUPER=07-Tim Carr]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=Eastern States]
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[VO-NAT]


These one-day employees volunteered their time -- and say it was a good learning experience.
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[SOT12:52:14]
[IN Q=Let's just say]

((CHEYENNE ELMORE: LET'S JUST SAY KNOWING THAT I DON'T HAVE TO COME BACK TOMORROW IT'S A LOT OF FUN. THEY DO WORK HARD AND THAT'S WHY WE DO THIS AND THEY'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME))
[SUPER=07-Cheyenne Elmore;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=having a good time]
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[VO-NAT]


Last night's volunteers challenged other businesses to do the same thing.
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[8-E-Pavilion-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-40 59:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Montgomery County Humane Society has honored the life of a woman who gave her time to help animals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Dozens of people turned out yesterday afternoon to help dedicate a pavilion in the memory of Loretta (Rife-snider) Reifsnider.
The Humane Society hopes the pavilion will encourage people to come to the shelter and spend time with the animals.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:59:33]
[IN Q=Loretta Reifsnider is who]

((CONNIE RATNER/HUMANE SOCIETY:LORETTA REIFSNIDER IS WHO WE'RE HONORING HERE TODAY AND SHE WAS THE PERSON WHO STARTED OUR THRIFT STORE AND MANAGED THAT FOR MANY YEARS AND KEPT THAT GOING AND OUR THRIFT STORE IS IN BLACKSBURG THAT IS WHERE WE GET A LOT OF FUNDING TO HELP THIS SHELTER KEEP OPERATING))
[SUPER=01-Connie Ratner/Humane Society]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=also operating]
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[VO-NAT]


Family and friends of Reifsnider donated the money for the pavilion.
The Humane Society relies on volunteers to help run the shelter.
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[8-Appox-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Appomattox County schools will hold a moment of silence every morning beginning next Monday.
The school board approved the measure by a unanimous vote last week.
Students will be allowed to meditate, pray or engage in any other silent activity that doesn't interfere with or distract other students.
But the chairman of the school board says he might still push for a moment of prayer.

[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Time now to look at the Monday forecast...
After chilly morning temperatures, this afternoon will be sunny and warmer with highs near 60.
Clear and chilly again tonight, with lows around 35.
The five day forecast keeps the sunshine around, along with the milder temperatures.
Highs in the 60s...lows in the 30s and 40s.


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